CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS is in need of sponsors for children during Christmas. These children have one or both parents in jail or prison.

These innocent children have done nothing but are certainly affected because of their parents wrong-doings.

If you or your organization would like to sponsor one or more of these children who do deserve a beautiful Christmas or would like more details call or write to:. Debbie Dixon, P.O. Box 2234, Florence, AL 35630. Phone: 256-443-1297. Tax ID# 27-2001583.  Sponsoring entails buying 3 gifts for each child sponsored. 

THE LAUDERDALE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM is attempting to locate any child with disabilities, ages 0-21, who may be living in the Lauderdale County School District and who are not currently in a school program.

Anyone knowing of a child, who may be in need of Special Services, is asked to contact Kim Meeks, at 256-760-1324 from 8am–4pm, Monday–Friday. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

TRAX 4 MAX - 5K TURKEY TROT - 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning, November 24 at First Baptist Church, 209 Walnut St., Florence. Race time is 8am. Registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30am. In memory of Max Barnett. Benefits YMCA of the Shoals. Register at