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THE FLORALA NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 PAGE 5 Tri-Ci.ties Chamber of Commerce Monthly Update Fall has arrived at the Tri-Cities Chamber Of Commerce at 1135 Fourth Street as have seven requests for relocation packets. They came from Pennsylvania (2), Luverne, Mis- sissippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Ohio. A family of four re- located to Florala this past month based on the experiences of friends who moved here six months ago. Two histories of Florala were distributed to some of the sixty-three (63) visitors who frequented the office. Three birthday cards and one get-well card were mailed to mem- bers during September. One of the highlights of this past month was the paint- ing of Country Corner Boutique which has generated a large amount of good publicity for the Chamber as well as the city. The Florala City School Auditorium has been rented for November 11 and 12 for a musical concert by students of Lindsay Hand. Other upcoming events include the Concert at the Lake, It's the beginning of a new fiscal year for Kiwanis Club of Tri-Cities Florala, AL. That means new officers and changes to the Board of Directors. Long-time Kiwanian, Harry Hinson of Andalusia, AL was present for the cer- emony and to swear in the new position holders. New officers include: Ken- neth Kimbril, president; Dave Palmer, president- elect, and John Bryan, Vice- president; Deborah Stokes, secretary, and Saxon Pop- pell, treasurer. Ann Shields, Glen P0well, and Harold El- more were sworn in to the Board of Directors. Past President, Hayward Thomas was charged With supporting the new presi- dent in upholding his office by Hinson, and all officers accepted their indiVidual charges to uphold the core values of Kiwanis Interna- tional. Regular meetings of the L nis Florala State Park, on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is $2 per person with proceeds be- ing donated to local non-profit groups. The concert features Bryan Kennedy with Wesley Laird (local singer/songwriter) opening the concert. This concert is sponsored by The Lake House Bed and Breakfast. Another copy of the Small Business Tool Kit was distrib- uted to a person interested in buying a local grocery store. He was also Supplied with a demographic package on Flo- rala developed and distributed by the Chamber office. We are also pleased to announce that the Santa Claus suit was ordered and has safely arrived. The Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of Re- gions Bank as September Business of the MOnth. Follow all Chamber and local area activities at www.tric- and on the Tri-Cities Cham- ber of Commerce Facebook page. in 80th birthday celebrated Willo Faye White celebrated her 80th birthday on Octo- ber6 with a party at Florala Health and Rehab, along with family and friends. She resided in Florala before making her home at FH&R. RECIPE OF THE WEEK CRISPY CHEESE POPPERS 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 fresh jalapefio pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 18 wonton wrappers (from a 16-ounce package), thawed if frozen Kiwanis Club of Tri-CitiesPRESIDENT KENNETH KIMBRIL watches as Harold are held on Thursdays at Elmore, Ann Shields, and Glen Powell are sworn in to the 5:30 p.m. in the former Flo- Board of Directors by Harry I-finson. rala Middle School. This special meeting was held at the home of Clay and Saxon Poppell. They opened up their beautiful home to members and guests, and all enjoyed a build-your-own baked potato dinner. Mem- bership in Kiwanis Club is open to all citizens of the Tri-Cities area that are will- ing to dedicate their time and efforts to serving the children in our community. President Kenneth Kimbril & President Palmer are sworn in by Harry Hinson. Elect Dave FROM PAGE 4 try's universities promoting this stuff. I sav a Video of them telling s:udents at another country's university that Obama wants to be a World President, that they all be- lieve that if a country has a U.S. military base on/in it they should be able to vote in our presidential election. They also sai Obama realizes along with them that in order for change to occur (socialism) instead of capitalism it is neces- sary for our young people to riot in the streets, sit-downs in the streets, do flash mobs, cause disorder for the "PIGS" to have to arrest them. They don't have to understand it just show up. This is promoting class warfare and will only lead to more bad stuff for us all. Thank goodness I have not seen this down here yet but I have heard some young people in Florala calling the police PIGS .So be prepared my friends! It is coming. It is time we took to the computers and educate ourselves on what is about to happen. We owe it to ourselves and our children. Janet Ezell 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, chopped jala- pefio, and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Place a wonton wrapper on a fiat work surface. Dip your fingers in a Small bowl of water and moisten the edges of the wrapper. Place about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture in the center of the wrapper and fold diagonally to form a triangle. Seal the edges firmly with your fingers. Continue with the remaining cheese mix- ture and wonton wrappers. In a large deep skillet, heat the vegetable oil until hot but not smoking. Fry the wontons in batches for 30 seconds per side, or until crisp and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon to drain ort a paper towel-lined platter: Serve immediately. Now Is The Time [:or Stocking "4-6I' Channel Catfish *6-8' Channel Catfish" * Bluegill (Coppernose) * Redear * Black Crappie (If Avail.) * Fathead Minnows * Koi" We will service you at: .Ace Hardware in DeFuniak Springs, FL Friday; Oct. 21 from 8-9 alm. Permit Required for all Triploid Grass Carpi No Exception!! To Pre-order call Arkansas Pondstockers 1-800-843-4748 Walk L ps Welcome having everything and I'm not getting my fair share". Then when the newsman asked one girl. "If one of these guys from Wall Street or a Corporation came down here and offered you a job on the spot would you take it?" She flatly said NO! I hear these same young people disrespecting police and calling them "PIGS". They actually feel that someone owes them something and they don't want to work to help get it. This comes from manipulation from those in charge of our government, treating them like ignorant dependents of theirs and egging them onto this rioting, flash mobbing and getting arrested. From the way they looked they looked like a bunch from the1960's and 1970's who did the same thing except it vas formed into the Weather Underground, a com- munist revolutionary group that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings. The 2 co-founders of the are Bill Aires and Berne- dette Dorhn, husband and wife who are actively making speeches both in this country and abroad at other coun- POVERTY federal matching funds it now leaves on the table each year. That money could cre- ate hundreds of good jobs for people to establish and maintain rail lines, bus routes and shuttle services. A wider range of transpor- tation options would benefit employers by giVing employ- ees more reliable ways to get to work. It also would make Alabama-a more attractive place for businesses to lo- cate and expand. Arise long has pushed for stronger investments in other core public structures, like education, health care and child care, that would improve Alabama's current and future business cli- mate. More adequate K-12 and higher education fund- ing could hold down 'grow- ing college tuition Costs and produce a more skilled labor force, one of the most impor- tant site selection factors for prospective employers. Medicaid, ALL Kids and other public health services help workers have longer, more productive careers and are essential components of the state's growing health care industry. More afford- able, high-quality child care would allow more low- income parents to enter and stay in the workforce. Alabama could build a stronger economy by mod- ernizing its upside-down tax system, a deadweight pulling against thousands of families as they work hard to get ahead. The state's low- and middle-income households pay more than income taxes on their state twice the share of income tax returns. in state and local taxes that These changes would cut the richest 1 percent do, taxes for the vast majority according to the Institute of Alabamians and pump on Taxation and Economic $325 million into the state's Policy. Alabama also is one retail economy, fueling new of only two states with no consumer spending that tax break for groceries. The would help create jobs. They state's outdated tax system also would be a big step to- taxes low-income people ward a more sensible, more even deeper into poverty, humane tax system. Ending the state sales tax Reducing poverty creates on groceries and over-the- jobs and improves lives. counter drugs, as Arise has, That's why Arise is working proposed for years, would hard on issue priorities that help bring Alabama's tax would strengthenAlabama's system into the 21st cen- economy and make the state tury. The state could offset we love a better place for ev- that funding loss for educa- eryone. tion by limiting richer house- Kimble Forrister is execu- holds' deduction of federal tive director of Arise Citi- Alabama's LAND TRUST:Program Did you know? Forever Wild is your public lands program, providing outdoor recreation opportunities while also protecting wildlife habitats. The public's Use of Forever Wild land is virtually free (hunters must have a license), and no tax dollars are involved in its management. more Forever Wild lands, visit: To learn about FROM PAGE 4. zens" Policy Project, a state- wide nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition comprising 150 congregations and organi- zations that promote public policies to improve the lives of low-income Alabamians. Email: The Advertising Professionals From Directory Service, Inc. are currently canvassing in your area for advertising in the 2012 communications Telephone Directory Don't miss this once a year opportunity to be there when your customers need you most when they are ready to buy!