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THE FLORALA NEWS- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015 • PAGE 5 FLORALA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION, LLC, which employs 100+ people in our community, was recently awarded The Excellence in Action Award. This award recognizes skilled nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living communities that achieve outstanding resident and~or employee satisfaction. This is the sixth time the facility has received this award. UILT FUNDRAISER WINNER The Florala Study Club met on Wednesday, De- cember 9, in the Florala Public Library. Members enjoyed the delicious refreshments provided by Jo Jones. Vice-President Kim Williamson presided at the meeting welcoming everyone. Secretary Pat Strickland read the minutes from the last meeting and Treasurer Barbara Smith gave the financial report. The secretary read a letter from Pat Carmical thanking the club for donating money to purchase candy for the Christmas parade. A letter of res- ignation from Pat Carmical was accepted by the club. Program leader Kim Williamson showed a video on author Harper Lee. She was the American writ- er famous for her race relations novel "To Kill A Mockingbird?' The book became an international best seller which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The story was adapted into screen in 1962. Lee was 34 when the work was published. Recently another work of Lee's was published "Go Set A Watchman" which was written in the 50's. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, AL. Lee studied law at the University of Alabama and spent a year as an exchange student in Oxford Univer- sity. Six months before finishing her studies, she went to New York to pursue a literary career. The club will meet on January 13 for the elec- tion of officers. Program leader will be Wanda Har- rison. Samantha McDaniel will be the hostess. The Paxton Garden Club held its yearly quilt raffle to raise money for community service work, food baskets for needy, fruit baskets at Christmas and Christmas lighting. The quilt is a beautiful fan pat- tern which is pieced and quilted by hand at the Florala Senior Center ladies. Shown is the winner of the quilt, Laura Baucom of Florala. vide ALS to the city. After seeing Florala's : ....plight, the board began ˘ovingtonCounty the discussion about Schools ~ ~i::~il~:~ giving an exclusive ~!~ ~::::~:!i~~ :~. :::: :~o~ agreement in an effort Breaklasl/lunch ~~ to give all residents of Menu .......................................... : bestthe countYemergencyaCCeSSmedicaltO the Wednesday, Decem- responses they could. ber 16, Chicken biscuit, The board divided the county into two terri- tories, territory A and territory B. Territory A will be covered by Advanced EMS, which includes Andalusia and all territory not includ- ed in Territory B. Ter- ritory B will be covered by Pridemark EMS and includes Opp and Flo- rala, including every- thing east of County Road 4 and Highway 55 South of Yellow River. fruit cocktail, orange halves, milk. Chicken rice bowl w/ vegetables, breadstick, romaine salad, corn, ba- nanas, milk. Thursday, December 17 - Maple mini pan- cakes, yogurt, apple quarters, orange juice, milk. Baked pork chops, hushpuppies, baked sweet potato, black- eye peas, fruit cocktail, milk. Friday, December 18 - Strawberry pop tart, cereal, orange halves, apple juice, milk. Ham sandwich, na- cho cheese doritos, cel- ery sticks, satsuma or- anges, milk. Monday, December 21 - Holiday Tuesday - December 22 - Holiday As far back as Octo- ber, the board was dis- cussing how critical it was to ensure properly trained personnel re- spond to the scene of an emergency. With the new exclusive contracts, the ambulance services had to prove they could meet the standards and consequences for those awarded the contracts not abiding by the set standards. "Covington County believes when a caller dials 911 and Coving- ton County transfers that emergency call to the agency, and ff an ambulance is required, it is important that the call be transferred to a company who has prop- er equipment, response time and personnel to respond to the call," E911 Board Attorney Mark Ryan said. "One of the terms of the con- tract is that if there is a code 2 or code 3 call, which are basically calls that require a paramed- ic level to respond, that they are not to respond with a basic life support unit or with someone who doesn't have the proper training." To utilize the ambu- lance services through E-911, simply dial 911 and help will be dis- patched to you. Florala Senior Center Lunch Menu Wednesday, De- cember 16 BBQ chicken drummies, countrycorn, parslied baby carrots, fresh fruit, Texas bread, margarine, cherry gelatin, milk. Thursday, De- cember 17 - Orange/ pineapple juice, veg- etable plate: maca- roni & cheese, black- eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread, margarine, assorted snack cakes, milk. Friday, Decem- ber 18 - glazed ham, sweet potato cas- serole, green beans/ mushrooms, Christ- mas fruit cup, wheat roll, margarine, co- conut cake, milk. Monday, Decem- ber 21 - Cranberry juice, chicken cac- ciatore, delmonico potatoes, spinach, whole wheat bread, margarine, marble cake, milk. Tuesday, Decem- ber 22 - Hamburger/ bun, baked beans, potato salad, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketch- up, mustard, mayon- naise, hot peach cob- bler, milk. Wednesday, De- cember 23 Apple juice, BBQ riblets, butter beans, mixed greens, cornbread, margarine, cranber- ry congealed salad, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 60 and over GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE - DONATE BLOOD! Alabama weekly fuel update Average retail gas- oline prices in Ala- bama have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.80/g yesterday, ac- cording to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,348 gas outlets in Alabama. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.01/g, according to gasoline price website Areas nearby Ala- bama and their current gas price climate: Birmingham- $1.77/g, down 3.7 cents per gallon from last week's $1.81/g. Montgomery- $1.79/g, down 2.1 cents per gal- lon from last week's $1.81/g. Huntsville- $1.83/g, down 2.4 cents per gal" lon from last week's $1.85/g. Including the change in gas prices in Ala- bama during the past week, prices yesterday were 59.5 cents per gal- lon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.7 cents per gal- lon lower than a month ago. The national aver- age has decreased 15.8 cents per gallon dur- ing the last month and stands 53.3 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago. "We are going to end this year with the low- est gas prices since 2008, and people want to know can it get even lower? Yes, it can," says Jeff Pelton, senior pe- troleum analyst for Gas- Buddy. "There is simply too much crude oil out there for gas prices not to decline. The national price decline has stalled and outlook and recently nudged up a hair based on local" ized spikes in the Great Lakes region. But, the good news is this too shall pass. Expect re- fineries to do their part to get through the glut of crude on hand and that will put pressure on gas prices to fall the next month or so. Un- fortunately, not only does Spring bring with it more accommodating weather, it also brings higher gas prices based upon the 1-2 punch of Spring maintenance and the switch-over to more expensive sum- mer blends." 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