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PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 I On November 20, Circuit Judge Charles A. land will be required to comply with the Sex Of- sentencing of these men will bring her closure." "Lex" Short sentenced two men for their convic- fender Registration and Notification Act. Morgan District Attorney Walt Merrell praised Massey. tions for crimes against a thirteen-year-old girl in received a sentence of 6 months and was ordered He noted, "Crimes against children are the most their care. to pay court costs, a $100 assessment to the Crime heart-wrenching cases we prosecute, and they nev- In August, a Covington County jury found Do- Victims Compensation Fund and a fine in the er get easier, no matter how many we try. Child nar Lafayette Strickland, 49, guilty of Rape II, amount of $500. predators employ various means to keep their vic- Sexual Abuse II and Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor Assistant District Attorney Emmett Massey tims from disclosing the abuse- from fear to shame and found Robert Craig Morgan, 35, guilty of Fur- prosecuted the cases for the State. Following sen- to guilt. This child kept her abuse a secret for over nishing Alcohol to a Minor. Judge Short sentenced tencing, Massey had this to say: "It is gratifying to a year, and by the time she did report, much of the Strickland to the maximum sentences, totaling 21 see justice for the victim. She has remained strong physical evidence from the scene of the crime had years and 6 months imprisonment, and ordered throughout her entire ordeal - from the crimes long been destroyed. Emmett did an excellent job him to pay court costs, a $200 assessment to the themselves to .the trial. It never ceases to amaze prosecuting a case that rested almost exclusively Crime Victims Compensation Fund-and fines in me that predators have no regard for the long- on the word of the victim. I commend him for his the amount of $1,200. term trauma they inflict on their victims. I pray for hard work and perseverance." Upon his eventual release from prison, Strick- this victim, that she continues to heal and that the Healthmark Health Matters Everyone knows that we must havesleep to rest our minds and bod- ies. However, not all sleep is restful sleep. Obstructive sleep ap- nea is a potentially se- rious sleep disorder in which breathing repeat- edly stops and starts during sleep. According Tired of not sleeping well? Clinic, people with ob-nea, which occurs when structive sleep apnea the throat muscles in- may not be aware that termittently relax and their sleep was inter- block the airway during rupted. In fact; many sleep. The most notice- people with this type of able sign of obstructive sleep apnea think they sleep apnea is snoring. slept well all night. Obstructive sleep ap- Several types of nea commonly affects sleep apnea exist, butmiddleaged and older the most common type adults and people who to researchers at Mayo, is obstructive sleep ap- are overweight. Snor- ing usually is loudest when a person sleeps on their back, and it quiets when they turn on their side. thinkManYof snoringpe ple don'tas a sign of something po- VERY NICE LOT FOR SALE in Lockhart, Alabama FOR Located on Beautiful, historic Seminole Street, 1 block from W.S. Harlan School. Cleared with large trees and all utilities in place. Rear access via alley. Ready to build on or place a nice mobile home. $8,500 with owner financing available. Call 334-428-3828, if interested. 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Some treatments involve us- ing a device to keep the airway open or using a mouthpiece to thrust the jaw forward dur- ing sleep. The most common type is called continuoUs positive air- way pressure, or CPAP (SEEpap). With this treatment, the pressure of the air breathed is continuous, constant and somewhat greater than that of the surrounding air, which is just enough to keep the upper airway pas- sages open. This air pressure prevents ob- structive sleep apnea and snoring. For less serious cases of obstructive sleep ap- nea, a physician may simply recommend a person lose weight if they are overweight, ex- ercise regularly, drink alcohol moderately, if at all, quit smoking, use a nasal decongestant and not sleep on their back. For more information regarding obstructive sleip apnea, contact Dr. Tom Roberts, P.A at Healthmark's Walkin Clinic, (850) 9514556. Another service for the community! 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COVINGTON COUNTY E-911 Report For Florala Area NOVEMBER 21 2:03 am - AL Hwy 55, Lockhart - information 9:54 am - Eighth Ave & Ninth St, Florala - fire call 11:21 am - Fifth Ave, Florala - fire call 12:56 pm -AL Hwy 55, Florala - police call 1:38 pm - H and B Ln, Florala - EMS call 1:39 pm - H and B Ln, Florala - EMS call 3:02 pm - Peters Rd, Florala - police call 7:21 pm -Eucalyptus Ave & Fifth St, Florala - police call 9:17 pm - McPhail Farm Rd, Florala - police call 9:58 pm - Race Track Rd, Florala - police call NOVEMBER 23 12:02 am - Fifth Ave & Sixth Ave, Florala -po- lice call 7:31 am - Fifth Ave; Florala - police call 8:52 am - Fifth Ave, Florala - police call 11:32 am - Hughes St, Florala -fire call 4:10 pm - Fifth Ave, Florala - 911 hangup 4:30 pm - Fifth Ave, FI0rala - 911 hangup 6:02 pm - Race Track Rd, Florala - police call 8:58 pm - Caton Rd, Florala - police call 11:47 pm - Fir St, Lockhart- EMS call Covington County EMA has been awarded $i11,446.50 Hazard Mitigation Grant money. The priorities for these funds have been set as indi- vidual safe rooms. There will be approximately 22 shelters for the entire county. Please do not fill out an application if you are not going to install the shelter by the dead line. Also be aware that you have to purchase the shelter in full and Coving- ton County EMA will reimburse you the 75% or up to $4,000.00. The reimbursement process takes approximately a month. An application/worksheet can be picked up at the EMA office beginning De- cember 8th and ending December 23rd. All appli- cation must be completed and returned to the EMA office NO later than close of business on December 23, 2014. If you are interested in apply for this grant the following information must be returned to the Cov- ington County Emergency Management Agency Office by close of business December 23, 2014 to be considered for an Individual Shelter Grant: Ad- ditional information may be required at a later date. 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