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THE FLORALA 1VEWS-WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 PAGE 3 Paxton Ruritan Collecting Old Flags/Books The Paxton Ruritan Club is collecting old, worn or tat- tered 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 distribution to senior citizens or invalids in the Tri-City area. Individuals 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, Floral& 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Contact 334-858-2209. Florala City Hall Changes Debris Pickup Policy The City of Florala's regular council meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in the Council chambers at 6:30 p.m. 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 Thurs- days, to discard small amounts of household items and yard debris. No hazardous materials or tires will be al- lowed to be discarded. If further information is requiredl contact City Hall. T011-Free County Number Covington County residents who wish to 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 number for the County Engineer's office is (877) 895-2620. , StoryTime 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! LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in Andalusia, Opp, Florala, Luverne, and Greenville. Day and "evening classes are available to prepare students for the GED test. Ifyou are 17 years old or older and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional methods are based On individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based instructional pro-. grams. Build a brighter future with LBWCC;'s Adult Education Program. For more information, contact a class near you: Andalusia (334) 881-2267, Opp (334)493-5310, Florala (334) 858-4100, Luverne (334) 335-2187 or Greenville (334) 382-6009. Senior Citizen Center Activities Area senior citizens are invited to the Senior Citizens Center for meals, dominoes, bingo medicine manage- ment, programs of interest and much more. Doors are open from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Vans are available for Se- niors' convenience, whether to go to the doctor, shop- ping downtown, drugstore, or transportation to center and back home. There is an age requirement, partici- pants 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. Adoptive and Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more fos- ter/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their foster care system. According to national estimates, if nothing changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 million confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth birth- days. "No matter how much time you have to give, you have the power to do something positive that will change a lifetime for a young person in foster care. We need fami- lies to open their hearts and open their homes for these children in need," said a spokesperson. Visit www.dhr. alabama.gov or call 1-866-4ALKids (1-866-425-5437) or Covington County Department of Human Resourc- es (334-427-7900) to find out about the many different ways to get involved. Narcotics Anonymous Meeting A Narcotics Anonymous meeting will be held every Monday night at 7 p.m. 'in Lockhart, AL at Faith Deliver- ance Apostolic Church. Everyone is welcome For more information call 334-208-0034 or 334-208-0502. " Florala Head Start Seeks Applicants Florala Head Start is now accepting 2011- 2012 en- rollment applications. Space is limited, apply today. The program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion or national ori- gin. The program is free. For information call Lynda Christian, center director, or the family service specialist at (334) 858-3060, or visit the Head Start Center 22850 8th Avenue, Florala. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be held on the first Monday of the month. The meeting" will be held in the Ladies' Clubhouse, 25594 Wildflower Avenue at 6 p.m. For additional information contact the chamber at 858-6252, email floralatricity@yahoo.com. Cancer Support Group Meeting Comfort Care Hospice is facilitating a Cancer Support Group in Florala. It is open to all cancer patients, care- givers, 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. Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of the Tri Cities, Florala meets at Florala 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 becom- ing a member call Gerry'Kimbril at 858-2741. Free Tutoring At Carver Center Free tutoring for grades K-12 will be available every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the Carver Community Cen- ter, Martin Luther King Street, FIorala. Students who need help in any subject may attend and volunteers are also welcome. Christmas Boat Parade Seeks Entries The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce (Florala, Lock- hart, Paxton) is considering reinstating the tradition of a Christmas Boat Parade on Lake Jackson. There must be sufficient participation and interest for this project to move forward. Anyone interested in entering a boat, call the Chamber office at 334-858-6252 or e-mail at florala- tricity@yahoo.com or fax the office.at 334-858-5368 by Friday, November 4 to get on the list. There will be cash prizes awarded for the winning entries. The parade is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 17. ,oston Butt Sale To Benefit EMS The Florala Health and Rehabilitation is sponsoring a Boston Butt Sale to benefit the Florala EMS. Tickets are $25 and are available from any staff member of the Florala Health and Rehabilitation. Tickets can also be purchased from the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce of- fice at 1135 Fourth Street. Call 334-858-8585 to reserve a Boston Butt or for more information. Deadline for pur- chase is Friday October 14. The Boston Butts can be picked up on Tuesday, October 18by 4:30 p.m. at FIo- rala Health and Rehab. Anyone that cannot pick up their purchase may make arrangements with the person they purchased their ticket from. Supplies are limited. Peters Family Reunion Scheduled The descendants and relatives of William J. Peters (Bill, 1845) will have a family reunion October 22 at the Paxton Town Hall. Bill had eight children - James Franklin, Perry, Mat- thew (Math), Marthan Cassady, Fannie Goodwin, Henry, and a half-brother, Thomas Nolin. Most of the siblings lived in the tri-county areas of Covington, Geneva and Walton. Any descendants from either of the above are invited to come early, and bring photos and other family history informa- tion. Lunch will be a 12 noon. Bring a covered dish to share. Flu Vaccination Clinics The Covington County Health Department has scheduled Flu Vaccination Clinics for the following dates and locations: Covington County Health Department, 23989 AL Hwy. 55, Andalusia, AL: Wednesday, October 12, 8:00-5:00 Wednesday, October 19, 7:00-11:00 (This is a drive-thru clinic held atthe Health Dept.) Friday, October 28, 8:00-5:00 CCHD, Opp Clinic: Tuesday, October 25, 9':00-4:00 There is a $5.00 charge per vaccination; however, anyone having Medicaid, Medicare, SEIB or PEEHIP insurance, the fee will be billed if cards are prdsented. omm h Sense Meet,rig; : The Common Sense Tea Party meets Monday, October 17 'at 7 p.m. at Alabama Power. Everyone is invited. PHS Season Passes Available Paxton Booster Club would like to announce that season passes are on sale for $50. This pass covers all home games for basketball, baseball and softball, both girls and boys. Exception will be tournaments and/ or special occasion games. Passes can be purchased during home games at the concession stand. Lockhart Garden Club Auction The Lockhart Garden Club Auction will be held Thurs- day, October 13 at the Lockhart Voting Precinct. Re-" freshments will be served by the club members. Every- one is welcome. Send Your to The Florala News 1155 Fifth Street Florala, AL 36442 N fax: 858-3786 or e-mail: floralanews@ fairpoint.net Holloway Family Reunion Scheduled The children and grandchildren of W.G. (Gardie) and Caroline (Robbins) Holloway would like to invite all friends and family to spend the day and/or weekend with them Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. Bring a covered dish and a sleeping bag. There is plenty or room for everyone to spend the night. It will be held at Barbara Sexton's home on Yellow River Ranch Road off Highway 55, about 7 miles north of Florala. !ililI!iiI~!ii11@it~i@1 iii ;.'.~ " .~ i FLORALA FIRST ASSEMBLY. OF GOD CHURCH Friday registration at 6 pm Saturday 8 am - 6 pm Service at 7 pm 3 meals provided ALL CHURCHES INVITEDI Natassia gives blood to feel like she's making a difference. Josh is living proof that she is. Donate blood today and change a life, starting with your own. Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit givelife.org. American Red Cross H20396