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"-It - - - - THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014 PAGE 3 Senoir Center Fundraiser December 13 The Florala Senior Center will hold a fundraiser on Decem- ber 13, from 8 a.m. - noon. Baked good and homemade crafts, etc. will be available for purchase. The Center is locat- ed at 1338 4th Street in Florala. Christmas Tour Of Churches Set The annual 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. Worthless Check Unit In Florala The Covington County District At- torney'sWorthless Check Unit is in FIo- rala every second 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 District Attorney's Office. Toll-Free County # Covington County residents who wish te 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 num- ber for the County En- gineer's office is (877) 895-2620. Florala City Hall 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 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of household items and yard de- bris. The city truck will pickup debris on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resi- dent is free, each ad- ditional truck load is $40.00 per truck. Veg- etation and limb debris must be stacked sep- arately from house- hold 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. 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 orders to/from Gospel Food Ministries. Distribution 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 program. Visit www.gospel- foodministries.com for information. Family History Activity In Paxton A Family History Activity will be held Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. at 20 Vann Circle. Free instruction in fam- ily search, computers and light refreshments will be provided. Call 850-357-3541 for ad- ditional information. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at FIo- rala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sher- ry every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Chamber Meeting Notice The TrkCities Chamber of Com- merce meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. atthe 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 of- fered. Children attend Spanish, Piano, Com- puter 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 ad- ditional information. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, FIo- rala meets at Ala- bama Land and Home Realty office the first and third Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Business meetings are last meeting of the month. Everyone is wel- come. For informa- tion about becoming a member call Deborah Stokes 858-5603. 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 practices. Individuals or businesses may drop off the flags at the Paxton City Hall or by contacting a mem- ber of the Paxton Ru- ritan Club. For more informa- tion, call Bill McRae at 850-834-3031 or Bill Perkins at 850-834-2205. Support Group 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 Senn Call (850) 834-2718 or (850) 419-0879 for additional information. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Se- nior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo, medicine man- agement, programs 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 transportation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, par- ticipants must be sixty years of age to attend, and fill out an appli- cation. The center is located at 1338 4th Street. Call 858-3310 for information. Adoptive/Foster Parents Needed DHR is embark- ing on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adoptions for children in their foster care system. According to nation- dalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Green- ville. Day and evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. If you are 17 years old or older and not en- rolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based on individ- ual student's needs and may include one- al estimates, if nothing - on-one tutoring, group 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 their fifth 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 foster- care. We need families to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokes- person. Visit www. dhr.alabama.gov 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. instruction, and com- puter-based instruc' tional programs. Build a brighter fu- LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- ture with LBWCC's Adult Education Pro- gram For more infor- mation, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334) 493-5310, Flora- la (334) 858-4100, Lu- verne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Send your COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: floralanews@ fairpoint.net or fax: 858-3786 Book Signing at Fifth Avenue Market A book signing and reading by author, Myra Steffon, will be held on November 29th between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. She will be introducing her newest children's book, William Henry's Monster. Bring your children and join us for this unique event. Books will be available for sale. For more information call 334-343-4643. 23223 5th Avenue Florala, AL CaUALfafor supplemental Health insurance. 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