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PAGE 2 THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 Florala Police Department ARREST REPORT The Florala Police Department made the following arredts for the week of October 4-10 as follows: Olivia Latoya Hobbs - Domestic Violence, 3rd Degree The Lake House Bed and (rain event will be held in- will be the home growniocal Park Ranger Joe Drakkar at Breakfast is pleased to span- side) featuring Bryan Ken- talent of Wesley Laird sing- The Florala State Park. All sor the First Concert at The nedy (singer/songwriter). He ing "Highway 98". concession proceeds will go Lake on October 21 from is an incredible performer Concessions will be pro- to The Florala Recreational 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets areand of his many credits has vided by the Florala Recre- Board and ticket sales to $2.00 each and will be sold written the hit song "Ameri- ational Board and the Flo- Florala Kiwanis, at the gate. The event will can Honky Tank Bar Asso- rala Kiwanis Club will beAll are invited to attend be held at The Florala State ciation" for Garth Brooks. staffing the ticket booths, for good food, g od music Park OutSide Ampitheater Opening act for the event Security will be prodded by and a good time. Residents of the City of Florala will be allowed to have access to the City's dumpsters at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays only to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. No hazardous materials or tires will be allowed to be discarded. If further information is required, contact City Hall. as Covington County Agencies will come together to offer residents a special drive-thru clinic on Wednesday, Octo- ber 19, 2011 at the Covington CountyHealth Department, 23989 Alabama Hwy. 55in Andalusia, AL from 7-11 a.m. This clinic is a collaborative effort between the Covington County Health Department, Covington County Emergen- cy Management Agency, Red Cross, local medical provid- ers and local law enforcement. In addition to providing a valuable health service, this clinic will serve as a real time exercise that demonstrates established emergency protocols for any future occurrence that would require mass public vaccination. The charge for flu shots will be $5.00. Medicare, Medic- aid, SEIB and PEEHIP recipients will receive the vaccine at no cost when theyjoresent their insurance card. No one will be denied services due to the inability to pay. Flu outbreaks generally occur from November to March in Alabama. The symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, headache and fatigue. For most people, the flu only lasts a few days but for others, it can lead to pneumonia and breathing problems. In children, it can cause high fe- ver and seizures. In addition to getting a flu shot, the public is reminded to follow basic infection control measures. These include covering the mouth when coughing and frequent hand washing. FROM FRONT SEVERAL PEOPLE turned out at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Habitat for Humanity Home to be built in Flo- rala on Cypress Street last Wednesday. Sherrie Stewart and her teenage sons will be the proud new owners. Stewart said it took about 2years from the time she applied for a home until she was notified that she had been chosen. (Photo by Precision Image Photography) October 17-24 is federal One in 15 American homes EPA and the Surgeon Gen- about the Federal Radon Radon Action Week accord- contains high levels of ra- eral urge everyone to takeAction Plan at www.Radon- ing to the Surgeon General. don. Millions of Americansaction. Contact state radon Health agencies throughout are unknowingly exposed tooffices for information on lo- Earlier this year, the fed- theUnitedStateshavejoined this dangerous gas. In fact, cating qualified test kits or eral consortium met with forces to promote awareness a recent study by Harvard qualified radon testers, key leaders in the public of the leading cause of lung University ranks radon as The federal commitment health, environmental and cancer for non-smokers. The America's #1 in-home haz- made by EPA, the General private sectors to launch the American Lung Association, ard. By taking simple steps Services Administration, federal action plan that in- Centers for Disease Control to test homes for radon, and and the Departments of Ag-cludes both immediate and and National Cancer Insti- fix if necessary, thishealth riculture, Defense, Energy, long:term steps to reduce ra- tute all agree that radon is hazard can be avoided. Health and Human Ser- don exposure. Media groups a national health problem Radon gas is not isolated vices, Housing and Urban can participate in this na- and encourage radon testing to certain geographicalareas Development. Interior and tionwide initiative simply by during the October aware- or home types. Radon prob-Veterans Affairs will focus writing articles and broad- ness drive, lems have been detected inefforts on radon reductioncasting messages about this Radon is a naturally- homes in every county of the and mitigation in homes, es- deadly gas and by promot- occurring, invisible and U.S. It caused more Ameri-pecially those of low-income ing Radon Awareness Week. odorless radioactivegas. can fatalities last year than families, many of whom do Again, the targeted week of carbon monoxide, fires andnot have the resources to the awareness drive will oc- handguns combined! If a make the simple fixes neces- cur October 17-24 of this home hasn't been tested for sary to protect their homes year. Learn more at www. radon in the past two years, and loved ones. Learn Will the )erson, or )ersons, who is removing floral arrangements from Clear Sprin! s Communit, Cemetery, )lease do not do so. YOU CAN BE PR()SECUTED. rid fugitive On October 11, Covington County Drug Task Force Agents along with Coving- ton County Sheriffs Office, Dozier Po- lice Department and U.S. Marshall's ap- prehended Jeffrey Edgar Macks, age 43. Macks was a violent felony offender wanted on Charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Information in AL was received that he was in the Rose Hill area and would be attempting to make his way bac.k to Pensacola FL. on this date. Agents made a traffic stop and ap- prehended Macks after a brief strug- gle. He was charged with fugitive from justice and will be extradited back to Santa Rosa FL to stand trial. FROM FRONT South Bypass Mon Oct. 17 Ribbon Cutting at 5:20 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Pay one price and ride until closing or buy individual tickets. Merchant's Night - l!hilimited .ride armband is rednced from $20 to $18 with receipt documenting any purchase on this day from a Covington Count~' business. ENTERTAINMENT: 6:30 p.m.: Little Miss Covington Count)' Fair - ages 6-8. Tues Oct. 18 10 aan.- Noon (MIDWAY ONLY) Free Admis- sion for disabled citizens only. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Pay one price of $20, and ride until closing, or buy individual tickets. ENTERTAINMENT: 6:30 p.m.: Troy Miss Covington County Fatr - ages4& 5 Wed Oct. 19 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Family night -Admission is $4for adults, $2 for children. Pay one price of $15 and ride until closing or buy individual tickets. ENTERTAINMENT: 6:30 p.m. Youth Seach for talent (grades 7-12) Thurs Oct. 20 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. SENIOR CITIZEN NIGHT - ages 65 and over, admission $3 ENTERTAINMENT: 6:30 p,m.: Children's Search for Talent contest, K-6th ~ades. Prize money will be paid for winners: tirst place. $150; second place, $75; and third place, $25. Andalusia Fri Oct. 21 Gates open at 5 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT: 7 p.m.: The LBWCC Ensemble in concert. 5:30 & 7 p.m: In the Arena, Live amphibian ex- hibit and reptile show. Antique cars also on display Sat Oct. 22 Gates open at 3 p.m. Pay one price of $20 mad ride until closing, or buy individual tickets. ENTERTAINMENT: 5 p.m.: Southland in concert. 7 p.m.: Miss Covington County Fair (grades 7-12) 5:30 & 7 p.m: In the Arena, Live amphibian ex- hibit and reptile show. Antique cars also on display Sun Oct. 23 Gates open at 1 p.m. Pay one price of $15 and ride until closing, or buy individual tickets. Exhibit building closes at 10 p.m. each night Admission: ~t~:~:~i,::: Age 13 ond older - $S fl~ ~i ::::!~, Advance tickets $4 ~.~I~ ~ !~Age G-12 - $3 ~:~:~ Advance Tickets - S2 ~,~ ::~ J;Under 6 Free OCt. 17-20 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. OCt. 21 Gates open ot S:00 p.m. Oct. 22 Gotes open at 3:00 p.m. Oct. 23 Gates open ot !:00 p.m. - four, if you count Casper, ner on the ground' at First our Siamese, who found and United Methodist Church chose us for his foster par- was a tremendous success ents. We're probably known Sunday. We had a house as, you know, 'those folks full of folk and plenty to eat. with all the cats'. It was exceptionally nice having former pagtor, the I'F ANY OF YOU have Rev. Jimmy Cook, deliver a a special kitty or pet story, message of encouragement, send it in and I will be happy joined by his wife, Serena, to add it to my column each and sons, Joshua and Mat- week. Please send a photo, thew. The Rev. Cook and if you have one. I'll have a family currently serve the "Pet of the Week." First United Methodist Church of Hartford AL. HOMECOMING and'din- Larry and I enjoyed vis- If you presently work or have ever worked as an Industrial worker, Railroad worker, or Brake Mechanic, and you were exposed to asbestos prior to 1985, and would like to be evaluated for asbestos related disease, please call G, Patterson Keahey (Attorney/at Law). One Independence Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35209 No representation is made that the quality of the le~]al services to De performed is greater than the quality of legal services pen'ormed by other lawyers. iting with former member, William Willette; and his wife, Lucille (Pyburn) Wil- lette, during the dinner hour. William and I were classmates and graduated from the old CCHS, which should never have been torn down. It should have some- how been incorporated with Florala Memorial Hospital. Buildings today don't begin to compare with those of old. Just drive by and take a look at the former Florala City School if you don't believe that. The old structures are so special and ought to be preserved. Lucille is a breast can- cer survivor. She and Wil- ham are active in the breast cancer awareness program in Enteprrise. They share their time in their Enter- prise home and their condo at Dauphin Island William is a retired Army Lt. Col. His late brother, Larry, was a 38-year Army retired officer. Another brother, Jim, is retired and also has a condo at Dauphin Island. It was great to see our old friends. We ain't getting any younger, so we need to re- kindle our past associations with friends like William and Lucille.