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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015 - PAGE 3 I Toll-Free at least 24 hours in ad- sponsor of the Gospel methods are based vance. Food Ministries "Good on individual student's County # Join in fora nutritiousNews For The Hungry" needs and may include Covington County hot lunch, activities, program, one-on-one tutoring, residents who wish to and enrichment. Also a The program pro- group instruction, and submit a work order to valuable resource for vides high quality boxes computer-based in- the county now have a networking with differ- of food with the menu structional programs. toll-free number in or- ent agencies, changing monthly. Build a brighter fu- der to do so. Daily events include Sixth Avenue nap- ture with LBWCC's The new in-bound nutritious, hot lunch, tist is a host site where Adult Education Pro- toll free phone number crafting/quilting, domi- people can submit/ gram. For more infor- for the County Engi- noes, cards, etc., social- pick-up orders to/from marion, contact a class neer's office is (877) ization, and resources. Gospel Food Ministries. near you: Andalusia 895-2620. Monthly events include Distribution is usually (33.4) 881-2267, Opp bingo, movies, and the fourth or last Sat- (334)493-5310, Florala Florala birthday celebrations, urday of each month.(334) 858-4100, Lu- Debris Pickup Special events include Food boxes range in verne (334) 335-2187 day trips, guest speak- price from $22.00 up to or Greenville (334) Policy ers, enrichment activ- $49.00. 382-6009. The City of Florala's ires, potluck days, and Anyone can place an regular Council Meet- dinner events, order through this pro- ings are the 2nd and For more informa- gram. 4th Monday of each tion, call 334-858-3310 Visit www.gospel- month in the Council or stop by and visit at for Chambers of City Hall 1338 4th Street, Flora- information. at 6:30 p.m. In. Story Time At Florala Library Story Time at Florala Public Library invites children ages 2-4 to join Miss Sherry every Tues- day at 10 a.m. for story time. Stories, crafts, fun and it's all free! Kiwanis Club Seeking Members The Kiwanis Club of Alcoholics Anonymous Meets Locally The Florala Chapter of AIcohlica Anonymous will hold weekly meet- ings at the old Floraia City Middle School Caf- eteria on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Call 858-2209 for additional informa- tion. Worthless Check Unit In Residents of the City of Florala are allowed access to the city's dumpsters located at the City Yard, 1815 9th Street, from the hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, to dis- card small amounts of household items and yard debris. The city truck will pickup debris on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday of each week. One truck load per month for each resident Adoptive/ Foster Parents Needed DHR is embarking on a campaign to recruit more foster/adoptive families. DHR finalized more than 600 adop- tions for children in their The Covington County Revenue Commis- sioner's office has collected $3.2 million dollars as of November 23, 2015 for real property. The remaining amount due is $8.2 million dollars. The payment deadline for property taxes is De- cember 31, 2015. If you have not received a tax notice from the Revenue Commissioner's office, ontact the office at 428-2540. Tax notices have been returned due to incorrect addresses and the office has made every effort to locate property owners. Exemptions for real property (Ad Valorem Tax) are also due by December 31, 2015. Those applying for the first time age 65 exemption will need proof of age (Alabama Driver's License) and federal and state tax returns. If applying for disability exemption will need supporting documentation for 100% disability. Other ex- emptions include homestead, current use and summer home. Homestead is available for your primary residence and up to 160 acres. Current use exemption is for property owners with six or more acres used for farming/forestry. The office hours are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. We will be closed December 24 & 25. Contact the Revenue Commissioner's office if you any questions. Main Number: 428-2540 Email: 'oo foster care system. According to national :,: estimates, if nothing .... , .... ........ ....... .... changes by the year 2020, nearly 14 mil- lion confirmed cases i;; ::+ of child abuse and ne- glect will be reported, and 22,500 children will die of abuse or neglect, most before their fifth Give Som,eth],,ng , birthdays. "No matter how much is free, each additional the Tr, Cities, Florala Florala time you have to give, I iiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiii iiili !iiiiil truck load is $100.00 meets at Alabama Land The Covington you have the power to per truck. Vegetationand Home Realty office County District Attor- do something positive I! iiiii}i:i' and limb debris must the first and third Thurs- ney's Worthless Checkthat will change a life- ::] be stacked separatelydays at 5:30 p.m. Busi- Unit is in Florala every time for a young per- ::::::::::::::::::::::::::;:::::::::::::::;:::::::::::::::::: ..................... :. from household items,ness meetings aye last second Thursday of son in fostercare. We i Residents who hire ameeting of the month, the month on Florala's need families to open contractor to clean up Everyone is wel- Municipal Court datetheir hearts and open brush andtreesneedtocome. For informa- in order to help local their homes for these Rallch House Kitchen make sure that contrac- tion about becoming a businesses collect on children in need," said 23214FifthAvcnucFlo ala. 334-858-2459 tor knows that it is their member call Glen Pow- worthless checks. This a spokesperson. Visit responsibility to have ell, 858-3800. is a free service provid- Come visit the debris removed. All ed bY the District Artr- r call 1-866-4ALKids leaves must be bagged Support Group ney's Office. (1-866-425-5437) or ClG[t5 ..... r ~ '~ before pickup. Tires Covington County De- or paint cans cannotOffered partment of Human Re- be picked up as these Addicted to Drugs/ Miss Relay For sources(334-427-7900) items must be disposed Alcohol? Need/Want Life 2016 to find out about the of as set by AlabamaHelp? Come to the The Miss Relay for many different ways to and EPAlaws. Iffurther new Support Group onLife 2016 will be held get involved. information is required, contact City Hall at 858-3612. WSH 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 de- signed to help students who are struggling in academic work and need some one-on-one time. A nutritious snack and play time are also offered. 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 addi- tional information. LARGE AUCTION GREAT DEALS. SAVE $$$ SATURDAY December 19th 8:30 A.M. 14433 Highway 69 S.Tuscal00sa SOUTHEAST AUCTION COMPANY . AL#528 205-758-3068 Senior Citizen Center Activities Residents age 60 or -older, the Florala Se- nior Center is waiting for you[ Hours: Mon- day-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transporta- tion is available locally for shopping, appoint- ments and to and from the center during oper- : : ating hours. Must call 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. Chamber Meeting Notice The Tri-Cities Cham- berofCommerce meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at. the Ladies' Clubhouse, Wildflower Avenue. Contact the of- fice at 1135 Fourth Street, Florala or call 334-858-6252 regard- ing becoming a mem- ber or e-mail floralatric- Veteran's Outreach A Veteran's Out- reach Support Group will be held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of ev- ery month at 10 a.m. at Comfort Care Hospice. 820 South Three Notch Street in Andalusia. AL. Any veteran, active mil- itary, family member or concerned citizen is in- vited. For more informa- tion call 334-427-4000. Good News For The Hungry Program The Sixth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, 22507 6th Av- enue in Florala is a January 9, 2016 at the LBW Community Col- lege Dixon Center An- dalusia Campus. $5 admission. Events will take place at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. and include Baby Miss 0-12 months, Tiny Miss 4-6 years, Junior Miss 13-15 years, Wee Miss Toddler 13-23 months, Little Miss 7-9 years, Miss 16-18 years, Miss Toddler 2-3 years, and Miss Preteen 10-12 years. Registration forms must be received by Wednesday, December 30. Contact kaci.perry@ or amanda. for an emailed form. Ques- tions? Kaci Perry at 488-5153 or Amanda Wise at 488-3808. Also on Facebook! All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. LBW Offers Free GED Classes LBW Community College offers free GED Classes in An- 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 old- er and not enrolled in public school, you are eligible for these FREE classes. Instructional Send your COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS to: ,. 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