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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018- PAGE 3 Kids Club Fundraiser The Florala Kids Club will hold a yard/ bake sale Saturday, November 3 begin- ning at 8 a.m. located beside the old Florala Middle School. Prices negotiable, something for everyone. Annual Pancake Supper Camp Victory's An- nual Pancake Supper will be held Monday, November 5. Attendees may choose from 2 seating times, 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Event will be held at Camp Victory (Hacoda community). There is no charge. 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- cies. Daily events in- clude nutritious, hot lunch, crafting/quilt- ing, dominoes, cards, etc socialization, and 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, FIo- rala. Chamber Meeting 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.com 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, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin, the program is free. Call for information: Lynda Christian, Cen- ter Director or Chelsea Martin, Family Ser- vice Specialist, 334- 858-3060, or come by 22850 8th Ave Florala. Must have an Alabama address. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIo- rala Public Library in- vites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Lori every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! 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. to 3 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month foreach resident is free, each additional truck load is $100.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separately from household items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up brush and trees need to make sure that contractor knows that it is their responsibil- ity to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged be- fore pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be dis- posed of as set by Ala- bama and EPA laws. If further information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Alcoholics Anonymous Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. Call 858-1188 for additional information. 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 www.dhr.alabama.gov or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Resources FLORALNLOCKHART ANGEL TREE REGISTRATION SET 7900) to find out about more information call the many different 334-427-4000. ways to get involved. Toll-Free 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 County.# Covington County residents who wish to submil 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 Human U NI'r ED $.[~T E ~. Slatemerlt of Ownership, Management, and CirculaUon (~."~4-4:27-v--- o~.~, ~.v~ (A, Pe.odic a P=b,ic.~on. Except *.t~. P.b,~.~o ) ~vv .--~-- ""',:.~=:.% ::.~ ~ b~. ~,~ ::::: i ~:~,~~,- ["~ "@~=~. ~.>,-~ * Registration for The Angel Tree will be held on Thursday November 15th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Z City Hall in Florala. This is the ONLY registration date and there will be N 00 registrations after this date. The Angel Tree serves children from ages 3 through 12 years that reside in FIorala/Lockhart communities with FloralaJLockhart mailing addresses. Individuals MUST brinq the following documents at time of registration. No exceptions. Your picture ID (For the parent registering the children, i.e. Driver's License, School ID or Work Photo ID) Birth Certificate for each child. Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to register their children. No grandparents, aunts or other individuals unless they are legal guardians with documentation of guardianship. A Social Secudty Card for each child or legal document with their social security number. Proof of residence. Current utility bill or rent receipt that shows your physical address. No post office addresses are accepted. Proof of government assistance (WlC, Medicaid, SSI, etc) You MUST present ALL documents at the time of registration. You WiLL NOT be registered without documentation. + ~ .'~:. !--~ '.~ L*= ~'~.:.~ i i ~ i ; L .~ . ~ ,-L . .~ ~:~: :-?: ' ~,:.J:~> i u:::'=:-, ~ ,::: ~ i ~:>'~;~, :: ? 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