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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 PAGE 3 It's A ,00ii.1/ Addison Rae Hansard Laurel Hill Hobo Festival Set Vendors are needed for the Laurel Hill Hobo Festival to be held Octo- ber 9. Booths are $20 and $25 with electricity. Call 652-3677 or 652-3512 for additional informa- tion. Paxton Ruritan Club To Host Internet Safety Seminar Paxton Ruritan Club is hosting an Internet Safe- tyAwareness Seminar at 7 p.m. on September 9 at the Agriculture Build- ing in Paxton, FL. Guest speaker will be Crime Prevention Spe- cialist Anna LaCour from the Walton County Sher- ifrs Office. Topic discus- sions will be how to pre- vent identity theft and internet scams as well as internet safety aware- ness for social networks such as Twitter, Face- book, Yahoo Groups and ChristianChirp. The presentation will target all age groups, from senior citizens to high school students. This seminar is free to the public and the Club is providing drinks. munity Building, locat- ed at 1293 5th Street, Florala Dwight Ward of Andalusia is he spokes- person at the meetings which are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. PHS Alumni Meets The Paxton High School Alumni Associa- tion meets the second Monday of the month in Mrs. Anderson's fourth grade classroom, room 802, at 6 p.m. For in- formation on the alumni association, visit the website at paxtonalum- niassociation.com or call Phil Anderson at 850-419-1951. Tea Party Event On September 12, 2010, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., there will be a 912 march in the Andalusia City Square to coincide with "912" gathering of the patriots in Washing- ton, D.C. Rebecca O'Dell Townsend is scheduled to speak and teach part 2 of her lesson on the Constitution at the Sep- tember 16 meeting at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 80 on High- way 29 North. Everyone is invited to attend both events. Benefits Set For Helen McDonnell A benefit will be held for Helen Thames Mc- Donnell, a lifelong FIo- rala resident who has been battling cancer for a year on Saturday, Sept. 11. The event will be held at the L&N De- pot in Florala. Events begin at 10 Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Laura every Tues- day at 10 a.m.. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Kiwanis Club a.m. with a live band, Seeking Members selling meats, bbq The Kiwanis Club of plates, and baked goods. An auction will begin at 12:30 with lots of great items. Pre-orders are being taken for boston butts ($20), slab of ribs ($20), whole chickens ($7.00) and BBQ plates ($5.00). To place an order or for donations, etc. call Rita 334-767-9070, EI- isha 334-504-0807, or Linda 334-858-2200. Musical entertain- ment by local artist Josh Johnson will be held Saturday, September 11 at 5 p.m. at the Florala Farmer's Market, Sixth Street. Any other artists interested in performing can call the numbers above. Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Support Group in FIo- rala. It is open to all can- cer patients, caregivers, family members and friends to help deal with the emotions of cancer. The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. at the Florala Me- morial Hospital dining room. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anony- mous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Com- the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Florala City Middle School cafete- ria every Thursday at 6 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Blair Henson at (334) 858-3287. Area Angel Food Ministries Program 6th Avenue Mission- ary Baptist Church is the Angel Food Ministries host site for residents of Florala and surrounding counties. A new menu is re- leased monthly, regular unit of food is $30 with an estimated value of $50-$70. Orders can be dropped off at Dixie Signs or 6th Avenue Cleaners. The limitation has been removed on food boxes purchased. Purchasing the top line Boxes (Signature, Al- lergen Free and Senior Convenience) is no lon- ger required to qualify for any special boxes. All boxes are available to anyone regardless of income. Cash, money orders, checks and food stamps (EBT) are ac- cepted. Food must be pre-ordered and can be viewed/ordered at an- gelfoodministries.com or orders may be left at Sixth Avenue Cleaners, Dixie Signs and Graph- i ics or taken to Ms. Wil- liams. For more information call Miss Pinkie Williams at 334-858-7738. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign tO recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care system. According to national estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will change a life- time for a young per- son in foster care. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit www.dhr.alabama.gov or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Re- sources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center .for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine management, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for seniors' convenience, whether to go to the doc- tor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or transporta- tion to center and back home. There is an age requirement, participants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an application. The cen- ter is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for in- formation. Tri-Cities Chamber Meeting The Tri-Cites Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday of ev- ery month at the Ladies Clubhouse on WUdflow- er Avenue. For additional informa- tion contact the chamber at 858-6252, email trici- ties@gtcom.net. Toll-Free Number To County Announced Covington County residents who wish to submit a work order to the county now have a toll-free number in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone number for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. was born on August 12, 6:47 p.m. at John's Creek Hos- pital, Suwanee, GA weigh- ing 7.5 pounds and was 21 inches in length. Parents are Nathan and Michelle Hansard of Su- wanee, GA. Grandparents are James and Cathy Hansard of Flo- rala and Kevin and Bertie Addison Rae Hansard Lobdell of Suwanee. ,.enior citizens enjoy PHS Reunions The Paxton High School Classes of 1951 and 1952 are inviting classes of 1950 through 1954 to join them for a re- union at Ryan's Restau- rant, Crestview, FL, on Saturday, October 2 at 11 a.m. Call Jean Geogh- agan at 850-834-2836 to make reservations or for more information before September 15. Florala City Hall News The City of Florala's regular council meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. The City of Florala's schedule for picking up residential debris will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday - yard trash and debris Wednesday- House- hold items, such as dis- carded furniture and cardboard boxes. Metal items mustbe in a sepa- rate pile. Send COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to e-mail: floralanews@fairpoint, net fax: 334-858-3786 or 1155 Fifth Street Florala, AL 36442 RECREATIONAL BOARD members JEen- nifer Drakkar and Sa- mantha Dorsey are shown with winners (top ist place) Mary Williams and (middle 2nd place) Hubert Anderson. (At left, 3rd place)Lillie Thompson by Jan Allred It was hard to tell if you were in Hawaii or Florala Sat- urday, August 28, as Florala's Senior Citizen Center was converted into a festival luau. The center was beautifully decorated with a "wet bar" and leis. The Florala Recreational Board grilled hamburg- ers, hot dogs and sausages. Those attending competed to see who was best dressed and who could hula the best. Mary Williams won first place, Hubert Anderson won sec- ond place and Lillie Mae Thompson won third place. After a time of food and fellowship several senior citizens slipped away for a nice game of luau dominos. QUILT DONATED "America In Vietnam" is the name of the quilt designed and quilted by JoAnn Cotton during the Vietnam war. Mrs. Cotton donated the quilt to the Florala Historical Society recently in memory of Rodney Evans and in honor of all Vietnam veterans. She stitched names of young men, from Covington County, who were serving in Vietnam at that time. The Florala Historical Society is proud to display the quilt in their museum. NOTE: Dr. Bush, DVM will not be at the Florala Farm- er's Market on Wednesday, September 8 but will be there on Friday, September 10 at his usual time. i= ifi kh :[ '7I t! ii!;11i "