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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018- PAGE 3 Republican Party Meeting The Covington County Republican Party invites all to an evening of food and fellowship on October 23, at 6 p.m. at Oak- wood Lodge on Brook- lyn Road behind Cen- ergy in Andalusia, AL. Congresswoman Martha Roby will be the key-note speaker. Dinner will include BBQ and all the fixin's. A donation of $5 per person is suggested, and larger donations will certainly be appre- ciated. Membership dues for 2019 will also be accepted. Come join fel- low Conservatives to rally the county for the statewide and na- tional candidates and causes. Gun Raffle Thomas A. Mc- Queen Lodge is hold-. ing a mega gun caffie. Drawing to be held November 10, 9 a.m. at the Paxton Ag Cen- ter, do not have to be present to win. Cost $30 per ticket or 4 for $100 (1 ticket = 30 chances~tickets). Available locally at Florala Auto Service or call Doug White 850-546-0535. Senior Citizen Center Activities Residents age 60 or older, the Florala Se- nior Center is waiting for you! Hours: Mon- day-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transporta- tion is available lo- cally for shopping, ap- pointments and to and from the center during operating hours. Must call at least 24 hours in advance. Join in for a nutri- tious hot lunch, activi- ties, and enrichment. Also a valuable re- source for networking with different agen- to 3 p.m. on Thurs- gives the children aity, religion, or national days, to discard small safe environment to origin, the program is amounts of household join other children in free. items and yard debris, a fun filled adventure Call for information: The city truck will of Halloween provided Lynda Christian, Cen- pickup debris on Mon- by local businesses,ter Directoror Chelsea day, Wednesday and churches, and clubs.Martin, Family Ser- Friday of each week. Canned goods collect- vice Specialist, 334- One truck load per ed are donated to the 858-3060, or come by monthforeachresident local Christian Service 22850 8thAve Florala. is free, each additional Center Food Bank. Must have an Alabama truck load is $100.00 The group supports address. per truck. Vegetation Cancer Freeze, the and limb debris must Gator Trot, Paxton Story Time be stacked separately Little League team from household items, sponsor, Pancake At Florala Residents who hire aBreakfast, and "Cook- Library contractor to clean up ies with Santa" prior to Story Time at rio- brush and trees need the Christmas paraderala Public Library in- to make sure that in downtown Florala.vires children ages 2-4 contractor knows that Pewter Christmas to join Miss Lori every it is their responsibil- Ornaments are sold lo- Tuesday at 10 a.m. ity to have the debris cally and through any for story time. Stories, removed. All leaves member to promote crafts, fun and it's all must be bagged be- the historical buildings free! fore pickup. Tires or of FIorala. paint cans cannot be For more informa- picked up as these tion call Rhea Golden, Alcoholics items must be dis- membership chairman Anonymous posed of as set byAla- at 615-456-3775 or The Florala Chapter bama and EPA laws. Melisa Powell at 757- of Alcoholics Anony- If further information is 812-5261. mous will hold weekly required, contact City meetings at the old Hall at 858-3612. Chamber Florala City Middle Kiwanis Club Meeting School Cafeteria on Tuesdays from 7-8 Seeking p.m. Call 858-1188 for additional information. Members Tri-Cities Kiwanis Club of Florala meets the first and third Thursday of each month at Alabama Land & Home Realty office in Florala at 5:30 p.m. Kiwanis is a Global organization of mem- bers dedicated to serv- ing the children of the world. Members of all ages attend meetings, experience fellowship, raise funds for various causes and participate in service projects that help their community. All interested are asked to join the club and help make the community a better place for children to grow up and live. Activities include sponsoring the annual "Fun in the Park" in the LongleafPinetree Park located in Lockhart, AL during October. This The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of February, October, November, and December at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Florala Public Library, 1214 Fourth Street. Contact the Cham- ber Office at 1135 Fourth Street or call 334-858-6252 or e- mail floralatricity@ yahoo.corn regarding information on becom- ing a member. Guests are welcomed at the meetings. Florala Head Start Enrollment Florala Head Start is accepting 2018- 2019 enrollment ap-, plications. Apply today as space is limited. This program does not discriminate on the basis of race, col- or, sex, age, disabil- resources. Monthly events include bingo, movies, and birthday celebrations. Special events include day trips, guest speakers, enrichment activities, potluck days, and din- ner events. For more informa- tion, call 334-858-3310 or stop by and visit at 1338 4th Street, rio- Public notices from Alabama newspapers Access public notices statewide 24/7 FREE manual searches Search by keyword, county, or paper Multi-county or cross-reference searches rala. Amendment 2 would way to ban abortion, ]oeavin' :'. no exceptions IN CASES OF RAPE IN CASES OF INCEST WHEN THE LIFE OF THE WOMAN IS AT RISK Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regular Council Meet- ings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Residents of the City of Florala are al- lowed access to the city's dumpsters lo- cated at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 10 a.m' This is too far. With so ma~y other problems facing the state of Alabama, this amendment is just the ~,rc~ ng priority. ON AMENDMENT 2,NOVEMBER 6 Visf~ ~ bar~ more Alabama~ i Healthy Families i/; Adoptive/ Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to re- cruit more foster/adop- tive families. DHR fi- nalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care sys- tem. According to nation- al estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 mil- lion confirmed cases of child abuse and ne- glect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before theirfifth birthdays. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do some- thing positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in fostercare. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these chil- dren in need," said a spokesperson. Visit or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Resources (334-427- 7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Free GED The free GED class- es in Florala will meet at the former Florala Middle School, adja- cent to the Head Start classroom on Tues- days and Thursdays from 1-5 p.m. LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- dalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Green- ville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or Use cold water to wash clothes. Vacuum refrigerator condenser coils to improve efficiency. For more ways to save by making your home more energy efficient, visit @ 2018 Alabama Power Company older and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. In- structional methods are based on individu- al student's needs and may include one-on- one tutoring, group in- struction, and comput- er-based instructional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram. For more infor- mation, contact 334- 493-5344. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hos- pice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalu- sia, AL. Any veteran, active military, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334-427-4000. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who wish to submit a work order to the county can call toll- free to the County En- gineer's office at (877) 895-2620 or 334-428- 2620. Send COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: e-mail: floralanews@gmail,com Fix or replace faulty electrical cords and plugs. Alabama Power