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THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 PAGE 3 Carver kins at 850-834-2205. Community Center Raffle Carver Community Center is holding a raffle for a beautiful, genuine leather Michael Kors handbag. Drawing will be November 7. Do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $1.00 each, purchase from Fontella Barnes, Elmo Barnes, Hazel Lee, Shannon Wallace, Judy Burton or other Carver members. Angel Tree Registration Set Registration for The Angel Tree will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. until noon at Simply Chic in Florala. The Angel Tree serves children from ages 3-13 who reside in the Florala/ Lockhart communities. Individuals must bring the following documents at time of registration: picture ID (for the parent registering the children, i.e. driver license, school ID orwork photo ID), birth certificate for each child, Social Security card for each child or legal docu- ment with their social security number, proof of residence ((current util- ity bill or rent receipt that shows physical address, no post office addresses are accepted), proof of government assistance (WIC, Medicaid, SSI, etc.) All documents must be presented at the time of registration. Only par- ents or legal guardians are allowed to register their children. No grand- parents, aunts or other individuals unless they are legal guardians with documentation of guard- ianship. The Angel Tree is a nonprofit annual program funded by the citizens of Florala/Lockhart to assist families in financial crisis who live in the Florala/' Lockhart communities by providing toys and cloth- ing for children between the ages 3-13. Angel tree sign up for children ages 0-12 liv- ing in the Paxton School area will be November 8 from 2-4 p.m. and No- vember 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Paxton Ag building on Highway 331. In addition to helping children in the Paxton area, names of Jelderly shut ins that might need some Christmas cheer are also being sought! Help identify these peo- ple by attending one of the sign ups. Donations can be mailed or dropped off to Paxton School- Paxton Key Club, 21893 U.S. Hwy. 331 North, Paxton FL 32538. The Angels will be ready for adoption on November 16 at the Paxton Post Office Christmas tree. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette prac- tices. Individuals or busi- nesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more informa- Miss Christmas Pageant The 2015 Miss Christ- mas Pageant will be held November 21, 6 p.m. at Florala High School This is a nonprofit pageant with all pro- ceeds going to help fund the local Angel Tree. Age divisions: Baby Miss 0-11 months, Petite Miss 12-23 months, Tod- dler Miss 2-3 Years, Tiny Miss 4-6 years, Little Miss 7-9 years, Young Miss 10-12 years, Teen Miss 13-15 years, Junior Miss 16-18, Miss Christ- mas Angel 19- 21 years For applications email simplychic36442@, download off- FaceBook or pick them up at Simply Chic 23248 5th Avenue Florala. Deadline is 2 p.m., November 14. Entry fee is $30 per contestant. Admission $5.00 and 5 under free.There will also be a donation box at the door for the Angel Tree. Turkey Shoot A benefit turkey shoot will be held November 7, 9 a.m. at Covington County Sheriff's Office Firing Range, Hwy. 55 North, north of River Falls, first drive on right after 35 mile marker. Look for signs. (Just past Hugghins Rd & Hugghins Sod Farms green school bus parked beside road on right). Proceeds benefit fallen deputy Sgt. Larry Smith's family. Spon- sored by FOP Lodge #19. In case of rain will be rescheduled for No- vember 14. Toll-Free County # 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. Florala 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 allowed ac- cess to the city's dump- sters located at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. The city truck will pick- up debris on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $100.00 per truck. Veg- etation and limb debris must be stacked sepa- rately from household items. Residents who hire a contractor to clean up brush and trees need to make su re that contrac- tor knows that it is their responsibility to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged before pickup. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be disposed of as tion, call Bill McRae at set by Alabama and EPA 850-834.3031 or Bill Per- laws. If further informa- tion is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Senior Citizen Center Activities Residents age 60 or older, the Florala Senior Center is waiting for you! Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation is avail- able locally for shopping, appointments and to and from the center during operating hours. Must call at least 24 hours in advance. Join in for a nutritious hot lunch, activities, and enrichment. Also a valu- able resource for net- working with different agencies. Daily events include nutritious, hot lunch, crafting/quilting, domi- noes, cards, etc., social- ization, and resources. Monthly events include bingo, movies, and birth- day celebrations. Special events include day trips, guest speakers, enrich- ment activites, potluck days, and dinner events. For more information, call 334-858-3310 or stop by and visit at 1338 4th Street, Florala. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community Col- lege offers free GED Classes in Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare stu- dents for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based instruc- tional programs. Build a brighter fu- ture with LBWCC's Adult EducationProgram. For more information, contact aclass near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Luverne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. WSH After School Program W.S. Harlan El- ementary will hold an After School Program Monday-Friday from 2:45-5:30 p.m. This program is de- signed to help students who are struggling in academic work and need some one-on-one time. A nutritious snack and play time are also offered. Children attend Spanish, Piano, Computer and Art classes. The students attend field trips throughout the school year and work in a greenhouse learning gardening techniques. The extended day program is $10 per week full time (3 days or more) and $3.00 per day for part-time (2 days or less). Call 334-858-3294 for additional informa- tion. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry every Tues- day at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, FIorala meets at Alabama Land and Home Realty office the first and third Thurs- days at 5:30 p.m. Busi- ness meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Glen Powell, 858-3800. Support Group Offered Addicted to Drugs/Al- cohol? Need/Want Help? Come to the new Support Group on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Paxton Baptist Church, 21757 US 331 North, facilitated by Mike and Heather Senn Call (850) 834-2718 or (850) 419-0879 for ad- ditional information. ' Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington Coun- ty District Attorney's Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help lo- cal businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Office. 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 lifetime for a young person 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 (1-868-425-5437) or Covington County De- partment of Human Re- for additional informa- sources (334-427-7900) tion. to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wild- flower Avenue. Contact the office at 1135 Fourth Street, FIo- rala or call 334-858-6252 regarding becoming a member or e-mail floral- Craft/Bake Sale Fundraiser Crafters wanted for craft/bake sale to be held November 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church Fellowship Hall, Florala. Deadline is November 14. Call Linda at 334-343-3188 for infor- mation. Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Locally The Florala Chapter of Alcohlica Anonymous will hold weekly meet- ings at the old Florala City Middle School Caf- eteria on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Mis- sionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th Avenue in FIo- rala is a sponsor of the Gospel Food Ministries "Good News For The Hungry" program. The program provides high quality boxes of food with the menu changing monthly. Sixth Avenue Bap- tist is a host site where people can submit/pick- up orders to/from Gospel Food Ministries. Distribu- tion is usually the fourth or last Saturday of each month. Food boxes range in price from $22.00 up to $49.00. Anyone can place an order through this pro- gram. Visit www.gospelfood- for infor- mation. Send your COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS e-mail: floralanews@ or fax: 858-3786 Florala Senior Center Lunch Menu Wednesday, November 4 - MeatloKf/gravy, ranch potatoes, turnip greens, fresh fruit, cornbread, margarine, orange pineapple gela- tin, milk. Thursday, November 5 - Grape juice, chick- en pot pie, brussels sprouts, rosey applesauce, whole wheat bread, margarine, birthday cake, milk. Friday, November 6 - Meatballs/spaghetti sauce, whole grain penne/tomatoes, Italian green beans/red peppers, fresh fruit, wheat breadstick, margarine, chocolate pudding, milk. Monday, November 9 - Orange juice, sau- sage patty, cheese grits, hot spiced apples, bis- cuit, margarine, jelly, apple cinnamon oatmeal bar, milk. Tuesday, November 10 - Smothered chick- en, whipped potatoes, mustard greens, fresh fruit, cornbread, margarine, chocolate cake, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 60 and over Saturdag November 14'h B am until I p.m_ i ABOUT WHICH PART D PLAN IS BEST FOR YOU???? LET'S GET TOGETHER FOR A MEDICARE PART D WORKSHOP!!!! PLACE: FLORALA LIBRARY ~ NOVEMBER 2015 DATE: Nov. 4th -10:00-11:00 Nov, 10th - 2:00-3:00 Nov. 12th - 10:00-11:00 Nov. 17th - 2:00-3:00 Nov, 24th - 2:00-3:00 BRING YOUR BOOKS AND YOUR QUESTIONS AND WE WILL PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND FIND YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE PLAN!!