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Resurrection EPC will be hosting a yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, January 27th from 7am-12PM. Clothes, small appliances, electronics and much more. The location of the yard sale will be 600 Junaluska Ave. Dothan, AL. Alicia Anderson, 334-498-6979.

FRIENDS OF THE
ENTERPRISE PUBLIC LIBRARY
101 East Grubbs St.
Enterprise, AL  36330

Public Service Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 14 January 2018
Contact:  Enterprise Public Library  
PH: 334-347-2636
Subject:  Owls About A Great Deal Book Sale
           
            The Friends of the Enterprise Public Library is holding an Owls About A Great Deal Book Sale”  on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. in the second floor meeting room at the library. Selected stock will be priced to go at 25¢. The library is located at 101 East Grubbs Street, Enterprise, AL.
           

            Fiction and nonfiction hardback and paperback books for all ages will be on sale. Don't miss this chance to buy the books you love! Money raised by the Friends' book sales funds library projects such as the summer reading program, Camilla (ebook library), and new computers.
Applications are available now for the Dale County Relay for Life Pageant set for Saturday, March 10, 2018. The pageant is open to ages 0-19 with seven different age divisions. All proceeds benefit the Dale County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Entry fee is $40 for all contestants if paid by Sunday, Feb. 4. For an application packet, email DERelayPageant2017@gmail.com, or pick one up at Pea River Electric Office or the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce. You may also visit Dale County area hair salons and school offices. Applications are available for download on Facebook at: Dale County Relay for Life Pageant.

Warming Stations Opening Up in Dothan Beginning Saturday, January 13th

For the homeless and those that are unsheltered, warming stations will be available in Dothan as follows:

Saturday, January 13th:  
First Baptist Church Dothan, 300 West Main St. in the Family Life Center directly behind the Church. Doors will open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. No check-in after 9 p.m. The warming station will close Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Cots will be spread out and a warm place available for the night. Food will also be provided. OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS are needed. If you would like to volunteer, call 334-790-4031 and leave a message.

Sunday, January 14th:   
The Harbor in downtown Dothan at 320 North Foster (corner of Foster & Burdeshaw). Doors will open from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. No check-in after 9 p.m. As temperatures rise Monday morning the warming station will close for the day around 8 a.m. Cots will be spread out, and a warm place for the night will be available. Snacks, coffee and drinks will also be provided. OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS are needed. Snacks and non-perishable food is needed. If you would like to volunteer or provide snacks and non-perishable food, call 334-790-4031 and leave a message.

Tuesday, January 16th:    
The Harbor in downtown Dothan at 320 North Foster (corner of Foster & Burdeshaw). Doors will open from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. No check-in after 9 p.m. As temperatures rise Wednesday morning the warming station will close for the day around 8 a.m. Cots will be spread out, and a warm place for the night will be available. Snacks, coffee and drinks will also be provided. OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS are needed. Snacks and non-perishable food is needed. If you would like to volunteer or provide snacks and non-perishable food, call 334-790-4031 and leave a message.

Wednesday, January 17th:   
First Baptist Church Dothan, 300 West Main St. in the Family Life Center directly behind the Church. Doors will open from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. No check-in after 9 p.m. The warming station will close Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Cots will be spread out and a warm place available for the night. Food will also be provided. OVERNIGHT VOLUNTEERS are needed. If you would like to volunteer, call 334-790-4031 and leave a message.

As always, public buildings in the city of Dothan such as recreation centers and libraries will be open during normal business hours for those who need a place to warm up during the daytime.

PLEASE NOTE: Dialing 2-1-1 or 888-421-1266 is available 24/7 to find out current warming shelter information and how you can help.

 

David E. Duke
Executive Director
Wiregrass 2-1-1
545 West Main Street, Suite 313
Dothan, Alabama 36301
Phone: 334-836-1963
Fax: 334-836-1965
www.Wiregrass211.com
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Florala Head Start is now accepting 2018-2019 enrollment applications. Recruitment will be ongoing from now until April 1, 2018. Please get your application in today, space is LIMITED. Our program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, or national origin. Our Program is FREE! Call today to get information: Lynda Christian, Center Director or Chelsea Martin, Family Service Specialist: 334-858-3060, or come by our center; 22850 8th Ave Florala, AL.
DEPARTMENT OF LEISURE SERVICES
P.O. Box 2128 · Dothan, Alabama 36302 · Telephone: 334-615-3755 · Fax: 334-615-3759
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 2, 2018
Contact: Kelly Carter, Aquatics Manager
Re: Lifeguard Training Classes
Have you considered a summer job as a lifeguard? Dothan Leisure Services is offering Lifeguard Training beginning this month!
Lifeguard training candidates must be at least 15 years of age and able to demonstrate basic swimming skills. Upon successful course completion, lifeguard training candidates will receive an American Red Cross Lifeguarding and Standard First Aid certificate valid for two years, and a CPR/AED certificate valid for two years.
Those interested can choose one of the following classes*:
#1: January 22-Feb 2 #2: February 6-17 #3: February 20-March 3 #4: March 6-17
*Classes are held Monday – Friday nights from 6-9 p.m.
These classes are FREE if you want to work for the City of Dothan in 2018. You must be at least 16 years old to work for the City.
To register for Lifeguard training, please visit www.dothanleisureservices.org and complete the online registration form. For more information, please call 334-615-3755.

Super Shot Basketball Competition - January 9, 2018 @ Wiregrass Park

Dothan Leisure Services will be sponsoring a Supershot Basketball Competition for boys and girls ages 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.  The competition will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Wiregrass Recreation Center. 
 
The competition requires the use of dribbling and shooting skills.  Points are awarded according to the distance from which the shot is made.  Points are subtracted for walking, palming and double dribbling. 
 
This free competition will be held at the Wiregrass Recreation Center Gym.  Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and competition will begin at 6:00 p.m. 
 
Trophies will be awarded to the First, Second and Third Place winners in each age group. 
 
For more information, contact Tony Thorne at 615-4740 or Angie Lowe at 615-4743.
SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL RESCUE IN ABBEVILLE IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS. TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CALL CLAIRE RICE 334-585-0979 [TFN]

MONETARY DONATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE ONLINE AT

http://dothanpolicefoundation.org/donate/

BE SURE TO SELECT "PRO-LIFE ANIMAL SERVICES" IN THE DROP-DOWN BOX

UNDER DONATE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM

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.

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

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.

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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WHEN IT COMES TO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, IT’S ESSENTIAL TO APPLY SAFE PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY. TO AVOID MISUSE AND ABUSE, NEVER SHARE OR BORROW MEDICATION. KEEP YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS OUT OF THE WRONG HANDS BY STORING THEM IN A LOCK BOX AND DISPOSING OF MEDICATION PROPERLY. FINALLY, UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION; DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK YOUR PHARMACIST AND DOCTOR FOR HELP. AND IF BUYING PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE, BE SURE TO USE VIPPS ACCREDITED PHARMACIES. LEARN MORE AT AWARE R-X DOT ORG

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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Wish list: Pine Sol, bleach, hand soap, HE laundry detergent, scoopable cat litter, disposable gloves, 13 gallon trash bags, towels & blankets, welded wire kennels (10'x6'), combo printer/scanner/fax machine, wall mounted cabinets.

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