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,/ LBW Community College is conducting "Cash for College," a free program to help college-bound students and their families get help in opening the door for financial aid money for college. The event is de- signed to help any student interested in attending college to complete the Free Ap- plication for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is now available online, and will be held at LBWCC in Andalu- sia, Opp, Greenville, and Luverne on Oct. 25, 2018, 5:30 p.m. "Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students to be con- sidered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships," said Donna Bass, LBWCC director of financial aid. "We invite all in- dividuals interested l II in attending any col- lege during the spring or summer 2019 semester(s) or the 2019- 2020 academic year to attend this event to learn more about the types of financial aid available and get help in the application pro- cess. This includes tra- ditional students and their parents as well as non-traditional stu- dents (over 24 years of age), no matter where they plan to attend." There will be two different events. The first is Oct.25, which is three weeks after the opening of the 2019- 2010 FAFSA, with the second event scheduled Jan. 31, 2019, which is two weeks before the College's online scholar- ship application dead- line, she said. Whether a student will graduate from high school in May, is a cur- rent college student, or an adult who is return- ing to pursue higher education, this "Cash for College" event will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA accurately and on time. Those planning to at- tend in the fall of 2019 should bring completed 2017 IRS income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2017 income and benefits information, said Bass. Those plan- ning to attend spring or summer 2018 should bring completed 2016 IRS income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2016 income and ben- efits information. It is recommended that parents attend with dependent stu- dents, usually those un- der the age of 24. Bring tax information for the parents as well as de- pendents if they worked during the appropriate year. Students age 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own tax, THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 PAGE 5 m LBW Community College student Hansley Senatus sets the example for oth- ers by being the first to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the federal government website as soon as it became available online for 2019. This is the first step in both federal student financial aid and LBWCC and foundation-funded scholarships. A "Cash for College" event will be held Oct. 25 at all LBWCC locations to help students and parents complete the online form. income and benefits in- formation. "This is an opportu- nity for families to ben- efit from the knowledge of LBWCC's financial aid staff and complete the application online during the event." No reservation is required. For more information, call 334- 881-2272 in Andalusia, 334-493-5338 in Opp, or 334-382-2133 ext. 3102 in Greenville. Little Miss National Peanut Festival pageant "Sparkle Like The Diamonds We Are!" - The Lit- tle Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant will be held Saturday, October 20 at 5p.m at the Dothan Civic Center. Make plans to attend and watch the Covington County representative "Smile Shine Sparkle", with the hope of being crowned the next Little Miss National Peanut Festival Queen. Shown is the reigning Little Miss National Peanut Festival Queen Caroline Motley, and Little Miss Covington County Khloe Pickron. f 'taB Ceat Thursday, October 18 - Chicken garden casse- role, summer blend veg- etables, carrots, fresh banana, whole grain bread, margarine, hot apple crisp, milk. Friday, October 19 - Meatballs, spaghetti/ tomato sauce, Califor- nia vegetable blend, pears, garlic roll, mar- garine, chocolate cake, milk. Monday, October 22 - Smoked sausage/ bun, hot German po- tato salad, cabbage and carrots, fresh apple, mustard, banana mini moon pie, milk. Tuesday, October 23 Chicken breast/ cacciatore sauce, gar- lic mashed potatoes, broccoli cuts, mandarin oranges, whole grain bread, margarine, choc- olate pudding, milk. Wednesday, Octo- ber 24 - Turkey sau- sage links, country pepper gravy, cheese grits, stewed tomatoes, peaches, whole grain bread, margarine, yel- low cake, milk. Complimentary lunch for citizens age 60 and over. The Covington County Board of Registrars will conduct voter registration at LBW Commu- nity College in Andalusia on Oct. 17, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m in the library located on the second floor of the Dr. William H. McWhorter Learning Re- source Center. Covington County residents age 18 and older are eligible to register, and those age 17 can par- ticipate and automatically be registered once they turn 18. For more information, call 334-428- 2685. m Registering and tagging a new vehicle just got a little easier for the residents of Covington Coun- ty. An automobile that you have purchased from a dealer can now be registered on-line. For several years, residents have been able to renew their tags online, but if for a new reg- istration residents had to per- sonally visit the probate office. Now, this can be doing by visiting can a secure web- site to register your auto- mobile online. "We are always looking for ways to assist the resi- dents of Covington County. Although we enjoy seeing everybody, it can be stress- ful to customers who need to be somewhere else and end up having to wait in line, " com- mented Covington County Pro- bate Judge Stacy Brooks. "This is a way for individuals to take care of their business when it is convenient for them." The on-line registration pro- cess can be initiated at www. covingtonprobateoffice.com. The Probate Office would like to re- mind users to have their Ala- bama Title Application, the bill of sale from the dealership, proof of insurance for the new vehicle, and a valid Alabama drivers' li- cense for each name on the title application available when be- ginning the registration process. The documents can either be scanned into the website or take a picture of the documents. A debit/credit card will also be necessary to com- plete the transaction. Tags and decals will be mailed customer. Anyone with questions about registrations should call the Probate Office at (334) 428-2510. Gasoline prices in Al- abama have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/g yesterday, ac- cording to GasBuddy's daffy survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.6 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.88/g, according to GasBuddy. Average gasoline prices on October 15 in Alabama have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.26/g in 2017, $2.10/g in 2016, $2.01/g in 2015, $2.98/g in 2014 and $3.18/g in 2013. Including the change locally during the past week, prices yesterday were 36.4 cents per gal- lon higher than a year ago and are 10.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The na- tional average has in- creased 2.6 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 42.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. Areas near Alabama and their current gas price climate: Birmingham- $2.58/g, down 0.4 cents per gallon from last week's $2.59/g. Montgomery- $2.59/g, down 0.7 cents per gal- lon from last week's $2.60/g. Huntsville- $2.63/g, unchanged from last week's $2.63/g. "The last week has seen a flurry of events to keep an eye on, while the recent drop in oil prices materialized at pumps across the coun- try, but no where have the declines been as large as Great Lakes states," said Patrick De- Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. "Great Lakes states have wreaked havoc on the national average, sending it down consid- erably as stations there have passed along the recent drop in oil prices relatively quickly. How- ever, while Great Lakes motorists were seeing lower prices, average prices along the West Coast, mainly in Wash- ington and Oregon, have started to jump af- ter a natural gas pipe- line explosion last week pushed some refineries to close. In addition, events in Saudi Arabia bear monitoring as the W st claims the King- dom is behind the dis- appearance of a Wash- ington Post journalist and could rile tensions between the world's largest oil consumer and one of the world's largest oil producers. I believe gas prices in most areas East of the Rockies will drift low- er, but keep an eye out on these new develop- ments. I don't know that I've ever seen autumn so rife with possible volatility at the pump as we're seeing now." For live fuel price av- erages, visit http://Fu- elInsights.GasBuddy. com. Now there's a way to recruit, train and empower, a highly skilled workforce driven by business and industry needs. It's your competitive advantage in Alabama. It's time to grow at: www.alabamaworks.com