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GRANT AWARD!!!

The Wiregrass Spay Neuter Alliance (334)671-8111 received a grant to help residents of Houston County that receive public assistanceDogs will cost $20 and cats will cost $10 to have them Spay/Neuter.  Rabies vaccinations are $10. Please give us a call to see if you qualify. (334) 671-8111.

Pet Food Drive for Felines Under Rescue!!

Felines Under Rescue (FUR) needs your help. Besides helping spay/neuter cats and dogs...... FUR helps feed hungry cats and dogs by supplying needy people with pet food.  If you can donate a bag of cat food or dog food to FUR you can drop it off at ......Dothan Thrift Store.....1510 Montgomery Hwy....it is near Dothan Nursery.  Tuesday through Saturday.


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Residents of Houston County who have a Medicaid card, food stamps, taniff, etc can get their dog spayed or neutered for $20 or their cat spayed/neutered for $10 at the Wiregrass Spay/Neuter Alliance, 570 S Foster Street, Dothan. Rabies shots are $10.  Call 671-8111 for an appointment.

SAVE LANDFILL SPACE:
RECYLE YOUR LIVE CHRISTMAS TREE

Christmas Tree Recycling is a safe and easy way to recycle your tree.  The City of Dothan encourages its residents to take their live tree to its convenient recycling drop-off site located at the Dothan Utilities Complex, 200 Kilgore Drive just off South Park Avenue. 

For every ten Christmas trees recycled, one cubic yard of landfill space is saved! This free service is available to the community now through Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Please remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, and stand before they are brought for recycling.

For more information, please call Dothan Utilities at 615-3300.
The Coffee County Education Retirees Association will meet January 17th  at Po Folks Restaurant at 11:00.  A buffet lunch will be offered for $10 . The program ,"Check It Out" by Terah Harris from the Enterprise Public Library, will be presented.  Call Barbara Arnold at 334-347-0933 or Susan Helms at 334-347-7350 for further information.
The annual art auction to benefit the Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in Enterprise will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 2pm to 6pm.  

The Sanctuary does not receive any government funding or staffing.  It is 100% run on donations and by volunteers.

http://bigbendwildlife.com/Home_Page.php

 

The 53rd annual Azalea Dogwood Pageant sponsored by Dothan Leisure Services and the National Peanut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th at the Dothan Opera House.

The pageant is open to girls in grades 6-12 that reside in Houston County and go to any school in Dothan or Houston County. The divisions are: Maid of Honor 6th & 7th grades, Princess 8th, 9th & 10th grades, and Queen 11th & 12th grades.

The girls must maintain a “C” or above scholastic average. Judging will be based on poise and appearance. Registration forms may be picked up at all schools, recreation centers, National Peanut Festival office, Dothan Leisure Services’ central office at the Civic Center – Room 107, or you may download a copy at www.dothanleisureservices.org.

The deadline for entering is Friday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. The entry fee is $15.00. The newly selected Azalea Dogwood Queen and her Court will reign over all the festivities surrounding the Azalea Dogwood Festival. For more information call Dothan Leisure Services at 615-3700.

ALL BREEDS RESCUE AND ADOPTION IN DALEVILLE IS DESPERATE FOR VOLUNTEERS! IF YOU CAN SPARE ANYTIME AT ALL, PLEASE CALL RUTH

AT (334) 797-5785. MILITARY, CHURCH, WORK & SCHOOL GROUPS/ORGANIZATIONS ARE WELCOME. WALKING DOGS, PETTING & PLAYING WITH CATS,

CLEANING, FEEDING...WHATEVER YOU CAN, WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL. PLEASE HELP KEEP THE DOORS OPEN AT THIS NO-KILL ANIMAL RESCUE.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

CAT AND DOG FOOD (WET & DRY)

CAT LITTER

PAPER TOWELS

DAWN DISH SOAP

LAUNDRY DETERGENT

DISPOSABLE GLOVES

Monetary donations are also always welcome and will go directly to the care of the animals in our care!

Ms. Jane 334-701-4417 OR Ms. Stefanie 256-717-7516

Astronomy Night at Landmark Park

Join Landmark Park for an evening of stargazing on February 17 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Astronomy Night is an exciting and informative program that gives visitors a view of several stars and planets as well as the Orion nebula through telescopes and binoculars on the Gazebo lawn. Staff members will help point out winter constellations and visitors will even get the chance to experience a “starry” hayride and campfire. Nightwalks will take place on the boardwalk. Warm up in the Interpretive Center after stargazing and enjoy snacks and a program in the planetarium where you will get the chance to learn more about the night sky. Planetarium programs are not recommended for children under 5. Space for the event is limited. Reservations are required. Admission is $4 for members, $5 for scouts and their leaders in uniform and $7 for nonmembers and free for children 5 and under. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are welcome. Astronomy Night meets several requirements for the Astronomy Badge. Reservations are required. Call 334-794-3452 to register.

Landmark Park is a 135-acre natural science and history museum located on the outskirts of Dothan.  Features of the park include nature trails, a planetarium, playground, picnic areas, an elevated boardwalk, a turn-of-the-century farmstead with sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals and crops typical of an 1890s farm.  In addition, the park includes a drugstore with operating soda fountain, one-room school, general store, and historic church, all preserved from the surrounding area. The park is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.  Regular admission is $4 adults, $3 for children and is free for park members and children age 2 and under.  The park is located on U.S. Hwy 431 North, three miles north of Dothan’s Ross Clark Circle.  For more info, call 334-794-3452 or visit www.landmarkparkdothan.com.

When Girls Succeed, So Does Society


At the youngest ages, girls face both personal and societal obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential. The ability of Girl Scouts, the leading expert on girls, to provide those fun and enriching experiences is more important than ever. Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama is here to lead southern Alabama’s girls into the future.
The Girl Scout Research Institute’s “State of the Girl” details realities for many girls in Alabama. Girls in Alabama ranked 30th in terms of overall well-being. Girls ranked 21st in terms of emotional health, 33rd in physical health and safety, 34th in economic well-being, and 42nd in education. The report also notes that roughly 26 percent of school age girls in the state are currently living in poverty and around 8 percent of girls, ages 6 to 17, have experienced some form of neighborhood violence. These numbers leave much room for improvement.
This report is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on girls, which allows Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama to direct its efforts of bettering their lives. With programs focusing in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), financial literacy, healthy eating and exercise, and reading readiness, the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has a positive impact on every girl we come into contact with. However, with decreases in funding and a lack of volunteers, our ability to serve girls is in serious jeopardy.
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has the tools it takes to instill leadership skills into the girls of our future, but volunteers are desperately needed to put these tools to use. Adult volunteers are vital for the survival of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama in continuing the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to volunteer or become Girl Scout contact Jennifer Thrash, Director of Membership Development, at 800-239-6636 or jthrash@girlscoutssa.org.

Help Keep Alabama's Spay/Neuter Clinics Open.

In the last few years, the clinics have been under attack. Alabama House Bill 141 would protect the spay/neuter clinics and ensure they can keep providing vital services that improve
the lives of cats and dogs.

Reach out to your State Representative today, and ask him or her to support HB 141!

Alabama has only four spay/neuter clinics that provide much-needed services including high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter procedures and basic care like vaccinations and deworming.
The services are performed by licensed, experienced veterinarians who have the animals’ best interests in mind. Together, these clinics spay or neuter more than 10,000 cats and dogs each year.

In the last few years, a state board has unfairly—and for no good reason—tried to shut down Alabama's spay/neuter clinics. HB 141 would amend the law to make it clear that these important
clinics have the right to stay open.

Take action today—urge your State Representative to vote for HB 141 to keep Alabama’s spay/neuter clinics open.

Social Security Launches New Expedited Disability
Process for Veterans Fast-tracking Disability Decisions for Vets with 100% Permanentand Total Rating Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently announced the launch of a new disability process to expedite disability claims filed by veterans with a Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T).  Under the new process, Social Security will treat these veterans’ applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions, similar to the way the agency currently handles disability claims from Wounded Warriors.“We have reached another milestone for those who have sacrificed so much for our country and this process ensures they will get the benefits they need quickly,” said Acting Commissioner Colvin.  “While we can never fully repay them for their sacrifices, we can be sure we provide them with the quality of service that they deserve.  This initiative is truly a lifeline for those who need it most."“No one wants to put America’s veterans through a bureaucratic runaround,” said Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, a leading proponent for increasing assistance to veterans. “As the baby boomer generation ages and more veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan need care, this common sense change will help reduce backlogs and cut through unnecessary red tape so that our most disabled veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned.” In order to receive the expedited service, veterans must tell Social Security they have a VA disability compensation rating of 100% P&T and show proof of their disability rating with their
VA Notification Letter.The VA rating only expedites Social Security disability claims processing and does not guarantee an approval for Social Security disability benefits.  These veterans must still meet the strict eligibility requirements for a disability allowance.For information about this service, please visit www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disability-pt.htm.
For more about Social Security’s handling of Wounded Warrior’s
disability claims, please visit
www.socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors.

WILDLIFE LAND TRUST

OUR WILDLIFE AND NATURAL LANDSCAPES ARE DISAPPEARING AT AN ALARMING RATE.  FORTUNATELY, AS A CONCERNED LAND OWNER, YOU CAN HELP PREVENT SOME OF THIS LOSS.  PROTECT YOUR LAND FOR THE FUTURE, AND PROHIBIT HUNTING AND TRAPPING OF THE ANIMALS WHO CALL IT HOME, BY WORKING WITH THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST.  CALL 1-800-729-SAVE, THAT'S 1-800-729-S-A--V-E THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST, OR GO TO: WILDLIFELANDTRUST.ORG.  
THE WILDLIFE LAND TRUST, SAVING LIVES, BY SAVING LAND.

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Red Cross Blood Drives

To give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds; you must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), and you must be in general good health. If you are sick and cannot donate, please recruit a friend or family member to give in your place.  All donors must have a photo ID or American Red Cross donor card.
If you plan on giving blood:

  • Double your fluid intake in the 48 hours leading up to the drive.
  • Eat a nutritious meal the night before, as well as the day of, the blood drive.
  • Eat iron-rich foods such as lean beef, broccoli, eggs, greens, shrimp or dried beans.
  • Consume foods rich in Vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, cabbage, tomatoes and sweet potatoes.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before the drive.

The American Red Cross Blood Services, Alabama and Central Gulf Coast Region, which supplies blood to approximately 100 hospitals, needs 600 blood donors each day to meet the needs of patients in the region.  Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets.
The need is constant.  The gratification is instant.  Give blood.

The S.O.S. Animal Shelter in Enterprise needs your help...

The Shelter is always in need of volunteers to help walk and wash dogs, play with and socialize all of the animals and, of course, do all of the down-and-dirty chores that come with caring for the animals. Volunteers at the Shelter must be at least 14 years old or supervised by a parent, and must be able to follow rules and guidance given by the manager. The Shelter is happy to be recognized by the Enterprise High School National Honor Society as an organization for which members may receive all of their required community service hours this year. To arrange to volunteer at the Shelter, call 334-393-1743 from 9a-5p Monday-Saturday or 8a-4p on Sunday.

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Today, nearly half our nation’s fighting forces are members of the Guard and Reserve. When they are called to active duty, they leave behind a family, a community, and a job. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, honors and protects the bond between service members and their civilian employers. Whether serving our country or supporting those who do, we all serve. To learn more about ESGR, call 1-800-336-4590, or visit www.esgr.mil.
Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation
Dear AVRAL members, in an effort to build membership in our organization, we're taking several different approaches. The most effective and most persuasive form of marketing is word-of-mouth, or in this case, you sending emails to everyone you know, inviting them to join AVRAL. We have run-off elections coming up on Oct. 9, some of these elections are decided by a mere 100 or so votes, so it's critical to build membership. If you to DO NOTHING ELSE as an AVRAL member, please do this. Send the letter below to everyone you can think of-feel free to modify if you like.

(Text of Email to copy, paste and forward)

Hello! You are receiving this email because I believe you are someone who can help us improve the lives of Alabama's companion animals. If you are tired of the way Alabama's animals are treated--- the starving, the cruelty, the overpopulation, the dogs wandering the roadways, the cats gathering around dumpsters to find food, JOIN AVRAL. AVRAL stands for Alabama Voters for Responsible Animal Legislation. We are a nonpartisan political action committee consisting of everyday Alabama citizens who exercise political power by forming voting blocs. Your vote is your power. We will let you know which candidates are animal-friendly and which are not. We'll let you know their voting record on animal cruelty issues. We'll post questionnaires they've completed for your review. You live in a voting district, and we will invite as many people as possible in your district to join the voting bloc. The more people in the bloc, the more powerful you are. This is the only way to send a message to Montgomery: we will no longer tolerate the inhumane, uncaring treatment of animals in this state. And while a legislator may not agree with our position, if they want to get elected/remain in office, they need to know we have sufficient membership to vote them in or send them home. How much does it cost you to join? NOTHING. There are no dues, no fees. All we ask is that you send this email to EVERYONE YOU KNOW who loves animals. Help us build membership in each of Alabama's 67 counties. That's the first step. Help us end the suffering. Please visit our website www.alabamavotesforanimals.org/ to read about our key issues and to join us. I hope you will join us,
Dr. Rhonda Parker
State Chair, AVRAL