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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 PAGE 3 Thanksgiving Prayer Service Tri Cities Ministeri- al Association is hav- ing a Thanksgiving prayer service Thurs- day, November 20 at 7 p.m. at the Rodney J. Evans building at Lake Jackson. Everyone is invit- ed. Oil Painting Class To Be Offered The Florala Public Library will host a free oil painting class on Wednesday, Novem- ber 19 from 10 a.m. - noon. Free instruc- tion will be offered by artist, Barbara Smith. Each individual will have to purchase theirown painting supplies. Space is limited. Call the library at 858-3525 to register. Christmas Tour Of Churches Set The anhual Christ- mas Tour of Churches will be held Sunday, December 14 from 5-8 p.m. Churches wish- ing to participate should call Ray Bun- dy 334-303-8955 or Charlie Lennard 850-585-3168 by No- vember 30. Kiwanis Thanksgiving Din- ner The Kiwanis Club Tri cities will be pre- paring and delivering Thanksgiving din- ner plates again this year for any elderly person who does not have anyone to cook a meal for them. If you or someone you know is a shut in or they just need a hot meal that day, contact Deborah Stokes 334-858-5603 (if no answer, leave a message) with the name,address and phone number of the person(s). Cut off date to sign up for a plate will be Novem- ber 17. Plates will be deliv- ered on Thanksgiving Day before 11 a.m. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The County torney's Check Florala Covington District At- Worthless Unit is in every sec- ond Thursday of the month on Florala's Municipal Court date in order to help local businesses collect on worthless checks. This is a free service provided by the Dis- trict Attorney's Office. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who, wish to submit a work or- der to the county now have a toll-free num- ber in order to do so. The new in-bound toll free phone num- ber ,for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Florala City Hall Debris Pickup Policy The City of FIo- rala's regular Coun- cil Meetings 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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of house- hold items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Monday, Wednes- day and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident is free, each additional truck load is $40.00 per truck. Vegetation and limb debris must be stacked separate- ly 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 responsibility to have the debris removed. All leaves must be bagged before pick- up. Tires or paint cans cannot be picked up as these items must be disposed of as set by Alabama and EPA laws. If further infor- mation is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. Cancer Freeze Turkey Shoot Aturkey shoot/pan- cake breakfast will be held November 15 at the Paxton Ag Build- ing, 22036 Hwy. 331 N, Paxton to benefit Cancer Freeze. Pancakes and sausage breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. $5.00 each; turkey shoot from 7:30 a.m. noon, 12 and 20 gauge shells provid- ed, $3.00 per shot. Win a ham or turkey. For information call Matthew Mitchell 850-419-6199 or Clay Allen 850-978-3464. Chamber Chili Cook-Off & Auction A Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, Novem- ber 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Tyner Station (The Old Depot)in Florala. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, sec- ond and third place. Chili supper con- sists of chili, crack- ers, tea and cake for $5.00 at 6 p.m. An auction follows at 7 p.m. with items donated from local businesses. AA Meetings Held At APC Alcoholics Anony- mous (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. Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thurs- day of every month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hospice, 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalusia, AL. Any veteran, ac- tive military, family member or concerned citizen is invited. For more information call 334-427-4000. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th Avenue in Florala is a sponsor of the Gos- pel Food Ministries "Good News For The Hungry" program. The program pro- vides high qual- ity boxes of food with the menu changing monthly, Sixth Avenue Bap- tist is a host site where people can 'submit/pick-up or- ders to/from Gospel Food Ministries, Dis- tribution is usually the fourth or last Satur- day of each month. Food boxes range in price from $22.00 up to $49.00. Anyone can place an order through this program. Visit www.gospel- for information. Ruritan Collecting Old Flags The Paxton Ruri- tan Club is collecting old, worn or tattered U.S. flags. The flags will be ceremonially burned in accordance with full flag disposal etiquette practices. Individuals or busi- nesses may drop off the flags at the Pax- ton City Hall or by contacting a member of the Paxton Ruritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Family History Activity In Paxton A Family His- rah Stokes 858-5603. nothing changes by tory Activity will be the year 2020, nearly held Saturdays from Ruritan Collecting 14 million confirmed 1-3 p.m. at 20 Vann Old Flags cases of child abuse Circle. Free instruc- The Paxton Ruri- and neglect will be tion in family search, tan Club is collecting reported, and 22,500 computers and light old, worn or tattered children will die of refreshments will U.S. flags. The flags abuse or neglect, be provided. Call will be ceremonially most before their fifth 850-357-3541 for ad- burned in accordance birthdays. ditional information, with full flag disposal "No matter how etiquette practices, much time you have Story Time At Individuals or busi- to give, you have the Florala Library nesses may drop offpower to do some- Story Time at FIo- the flags at the Pax- thing positive that rala Public Library ton City Hall or by invites children ages contacting a member 2-4 to join Miss Sher- of the Paxton Ruritan ry every Tuesday at Club. 10 a.m. for story time. For more informa- Stories, crafts, fun tion, call Bill McRae and it's all free! at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wildflower Avenue. WS Harlan School 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 designed to help stu- dents who are strug- gling in academic work and need some one-on-one time. A nutritious snack and play time are also offered. Children at- tend Spanish, Piano, Computer and Art classes. Thestudentsattend 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 ad- ditional information. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Flora- la meets at Alabama Land and Home Re- alty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Busi- ness meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Debo- Have you received (also called "robo ca!Is") or unsolicit ' text messages to ur mobile from colle ors i!! If so, For a i call: ~:iiiii ~ns ...... ~iiii~i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii;i!ii:i!i!:: i:iiii~i:ili ~!i:: .:::;.~iiiiiiiii!ii:,. :~!: Bli i m: Alabama NO representation is made that the quality of legal se~ices to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Support ( roup will change a life- ++, / time for a 'young Iber, son in fostercar . We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokes- person. Visit www. or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County Department of Hu- man Resources (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Offered Addicted to Drugs/ Alcohol? 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 LBW Offers Free Senn GED Classes Ca11(850) 834-2718 LBW Community or (850) 419-0879 for College offers free additional informa- GED Classes in An- tion. dalusia, Opp, FIo- rala, Luverne, and Senior Citizen Greenville. Day and Center Activities evening classes are Areaseniorcitizens available to prepare are invited to the Se- students for the GED nior Citizens Center test. If you are 17 for meals, dominoes, years old or older and bingo, medicine man- not enrolled in public agement, programs school, you are eli- of interest and much gible for these FREE more. Doors are openclasses. Instruc- from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. tional methods are Vans are available based on individual for seniors' conve- student's needs and nience, whether to go may include one-on- to the doctor, shop- one tutoring, group ping downtown, drug- instruction, and corn- store, or transporta- puter-based instruc- tion to center and tional programs. back home. There is Build a brighter an age requirement, future with LBW- participants must be CC's Adult Educa- sixty years of age to tion Program. For attend, and fill out more information, an application. The contact a class near center is located at you: Andalusia (334) 1338 4th Street. Call 881-2267, Opp (334) 858-3310 forinforma- 493-5310, Florala tion. (334) 858-4100, Lu- ' verne (334) 335-2187 Adoptive/Foster or Greenville (334) Parents Needed 382-6009. DHR is embark- ing on a campaign to recruit more los- Send your ter/adoptive families. 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