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)bbb t Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District Attorney's Worthless Check Unit is in Florala every second Thursday of the month on FIo- rala's Municipal Court date in order to help local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the District Attorney's Office. Chili Auction/Cook-Off Scheduled Are you the best cook in the tri-cities area and beyond? If you think so, prove it to everyone by stirring up a steaming pot of your favorite chili recipe and entering your masterpiece in the Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce on Saturday night, November 12, 5:30 p.m. at Tyner Station (The Old Depot). Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place judged entries. The chili supper, consisting of chili, crackers, tea and delicious homemade cakes for dessert for $5.00 be- gins at 6 p.m. Following the chili supper, get ready to wheel and deal your way to a good time and some terrific, interesting bargains. Immediately after the "greet and eat," at approxi- mately 7 p.m the auction with items donated from local busi- nesses will begin. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags and used books in good condition. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices. Used books in good condition are being collected for dis- tribution to senior citizens or invalids in the Tri-City area. In- dividuals or businesses may drop off the flags and books at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more information call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Mary Perkins at 850-834-2205. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) meetings are held at Alabama Power Company Community Building, located at 1293 5th Street, Florala, 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Laura every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Senior Citizens Cen- ter for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine management, pro- grams 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 doctor, shopping downtown, drugstore, or trans- portation to center and back home. There is an age require- ment, participants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an application. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for information. Narcotics Anonymous Meeting A Narcotics Anonymous meeting will be held every Monday night at 7 p.m. in Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce meets the first Mon- day of the month at 6 p.m The meeting will be held in the Ladies' Clubhouse, 25594 Wildflower Avenue. Plans are be- ing made for the chili supper/auction and Christmas parade. For additional information contact the chamber at 858-6252, email Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Support Group in FIorala. It is open to all cancer 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 Memorial Hospital dining room. O S READY TO WEAR Established 1955 434 North 9th Street Oe Funiak Springs, FL 850-892-3514 Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at FIo- rala City Middle School cafeteria every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is welcome. For information about becoming a member call Gerry Kimbril at 858-2741. Free Tutoring At Carver Center Free tutoring for grades K-12 will be available every Thurs- day from 5-6 p.m. at the Carver Community Center, Martin Luther King Street, Florala. Students who need help in any subject may attend and vol- unteers are also welcome. Christmas Boat Parade Seeks Entries The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce (Florala, Lockhart, Paxton) is considering reinstating the tradition of a Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Jackson. There must be sufficient par- ticipation and interest for this project to move forward. Any- one interested in entering a boat, call the Chamber office at 334-858-6252 or e-mail at or fax the office at 334-858-5368 by Friday, November 4 to get on the list. There will be cash pdzes awarded for the winning entries. The parade is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 17. The FDA Issued A WARNING on July 13, 2011 about the complications suffered from Kiwanis Turkey Shoot November 12 Kiwanis Turkey Shoot will be held November 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Paxton Agriculture Center. Advance tickets are available at State Line Mini Mall in Florala and Tri-Coun- ty Hardware & Farm Supply in Paxton. $5 per shell or get 5 shells for $20 (advance purchase only) Win turkeys, hams, sausages, and Boston butts with your best shot! Common Sense Tea Party Meeting A special county-wide Common Sense Tea Party meet- ing will be held Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. at Florala City School auditorium. Speakers will be Bill Adkinson, John Givhan and Kermit George. The winner of the truck will be an- nounced at this meeting. Everyone is welcome. THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011 PAGE 3 Jamison Parker Jackson CFhe Children 6ranbclff[bren of q ebra d-lushes l iehter b Car[ " ic ter ou[b like to indite fOU to /OiN them honoriN their ebbin at a reception qZrt a,qqovember ll, 2011 at 5ix o'dock in the eVeniN q'axton Ate. CeNter q axton, ffz "i LIII / Mr. and Mrs. Adams Co up le cele b rates 60th anniversary The staff of Florala Health & Rehab would like to extend congratulations to residents Dallas "Wayland" Adams and Mary "Dot" Burkett Adams on celebrating their 60th wed- ding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Adams were married Sept. 5, 1951. The pair met four years earlier in Hacoda, at an "all-day sing- ing." According to Wayland, "I was outside talking with my friends ahd cousins when she walked up. We stayed togeth- er the rest of the day and have been together ever since." ' We just clicked," said Dot. Our home has grown by two feet! Jamison Parker Jackson was born August 31, 2011, at Andalusia Regional Hospital, Andalusia Ala- bama. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounce, and was F* 22 inches long. i i~ Proud parents are Justin and Jamie Jackson of Florala. Maternal grandparents are Walter and Debo- g rah Inabinett of F10rala. Paternal grandparents are Sammy and Cynthia Hallford of Florala and Tony Wiggins of Opp, AL. Great-grandparents are Eleanor Inabinett and the late Jack F. Inabinett of Florala, Vance Gillis and the late Leon Chancellor of Dothan, Alabama and Betty Jackson and the late Buddy ::iiii}i Jackson and Paul and Gene Wiggins of Opp, Jamison was welcomed home by family and friends. Evans selected to Homecoming Court at Troy University Emily Evans, a senior bio- medical science major from Florala, has been elected to the Homecoming Court at Troy University by a vote of the student body. Troy University will celebrate Homecoming on Nov. 12. The members of the court will ride in the an- nual Homecoming parade in downtown Troy begin- ning at 9 a.m. on Nov. 12 and later will be introduced during pre-game festivities at Veterans Memorial Sta- dium beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Trojans will play host to Sun Belt Conference foe North Texas beginning at noon. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime. Evans was a member of the TROY cheerleading squad and a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from 2008-2010. She is vice president for scholarship of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, trea- surer 0fAlpha Epsilon Delta honor society and is a mem- ber of Tri Beta, Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega honor societies. She is the daughter of Joey and Suane Evans of Florala. Granddaughter of Joe and Betty Evans and Diane Stevenson and the late Charles Stevenson, all of Florala. Emily Evans #O/// 7 Fa . 9, 2011 The pair made a home in and around the Florala/Lock- hart area most of their lives where she worked in textiles, and he had a 30-plus year career in law enforcement. They have one son, Wade Adams, and his wife, Bea, of Andalu- sia. They also have two grandchildren, Derek and Melissa; two step-grandchildren, Stacy and Amy; and six great- grandchildren. The couple has been residents of Florala Health & Re- hab since September 2009. Ifyou have been injured by the surgical use of a Transvaqinal Mesh Insert, you may be eligible for legal compensation. ff yeu or o loved one have experienced: infection pain urinary problems vaginal scarring tissue or mesh erosion recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence bowel, bladder or blood vesselperfaration Contact us immediately, as your state's statute of limitation puts a time limit on your ability to file a clpim. 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