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Martial Arts for Children’s Hosp.

Wiregrass Commons Mall Center Court (900 Commons Drive, Dothan 36303.)
Dothan Martial Arts Academy will host Martial Arts for Children’s of Alabama on Saturday, Sept. 19, noon till 3 p.m., at the Wiregrass Commons Mall Center Court (900 Commons Drive, Dothan 36303.)

The event will highlight the skills of the academy’s martial arts and tae kwon do students. In the weeks prior to the event, students have gathered sponsors who have pledged $10 for each board the student breaks during the demonstration. All proceeds benefit The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s where Libby Claire Rushing of Dothan has received treatment for neuroblastoma, a rare disease in which a solid tumor is formed by special nerve cells called neuroblasts.

Families from the Wiregrass Region made more than 8,100 trips to Children’s last year. In addition, 90 percent of the youngsters in Alabama who are diagnosed with cancer are treated at Children’s.

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment

Wiregrass Senior Center
Let SARCOA help you get ready for Medicare Part D open enrollment!

We will be going into Senior Centers to allow seniors and Medicare beneficiaries of all ages in the community an opportunity to get prepared for the annual Medicare Open Enrollment that will begin on October 15, 2015 and last until December 7, 2015.

Please bring all your prescription medications and your Medicare and other health insurance cards with you. We will update your drug lists and other information well ahead of the beginning of open enrollment. Also, bring income information so that we can be certain that you have signed up for all the extra help to which you may be entitled.

If you are planning to attend an enrollment event please call the center and let them know you will be attending. This can greatly cut down on the amount of time that you will have to wait. Please fill out the attached form in its entirety and bring to your appointment along with all of your prescription drugs.
Services provided by Davis & Associates

8/21 9:45 AM Daleville Senior Center, (334) 598-9197, 18 Old Newton Road, Daleville
8/21 11:30 AM Newton Senior Center, (334) 299-3861, 25 E. King Street, Newton
8/24 9:30 AM Newville Senior Center, (334) 889-2250, 481 Bowden Street, Newville
8/24 11:15 AM Headland Senior Center, (334) 693-5070, 107 Boynton Street, Headland
8/25 9:30 AM Dorothy Quick Senior Center, (334) 793-3090, 1107 N. Pontiac Avenue, Dothan
8/26 10:30 AM Andalusia Senior Center, 334-222-4608, 401 Walker Avenue, Andalusia
8/27 9:30 AM Haleburg Senior Center, (334) 696-2248, 10347 George Grimsley Hwy., Columbia
8/27 11:15 AM Abbeville Senior Center, (334) 585-5900, 215 E. Washington Street, Abbeville
8/28 10:00 AM Samson Senior Center, (334) 898-2163, 33 E. Sellers Street, Samson
8/28 11:30 AM Florala Senior Center, (334) 858-3310, 1338 4th Street, Florala
8/31 9:30 AM Madrid Senior Center, (334) 677-3435, 764 Decatur Road, Madrid
8/31 11:15 AM Taylor Senior Center, (334) 677-5536, 1457 S. State Highway 605, Taylor
9/01 9:45 AM Kinston Senior Center, (334) 565-3349, 104 Suzanne Street, Kinston
9/01 11:30 AM Opp Senior Center, (334) 493-7121, 107 Main Street, Opp
9/02 10:00 AM Slocomb Senior Center, (334) 886-3115, 134 West Bateman Avenue, Slocomb
9/03 9:45 AM Coffee Springs Senior Center, (334) 684-9876, 195 Spring Street, Coffee Springs
9/03 11:30 AM Geneva Senior Center, (334) 684-3626, 105 N. Washington Street, Geneva
9/04 10:00 AM Midland City Senior Center, (334) 983-4121, 1338 Hinton Waters Avenue, Midland City
9/04 10:30 AM Hartford Senior Center, (334) 588-3115, 103 S. Third Avenue, Hartford
9/08 11:15 AM Baptist Village Senior Center, (334) 793-3930, 4426 West Main Street, Dothan
9/09 9:30 AM New Brockton Senior Center, 334-894-2028, 103 Vestor Cole Street, New Brockton
9/09 9:30 AM Rose Hill Senior Center, (334) 615-3740, 401 S. Appletree Street, Dothan
9/09 11:30 AM Elba Senior Center, (334) 897-3019, 304 Factory Street, Elba
9/10 10:30 AM Damascus Senior Center, (334) 894-5211, 129 County Road 514, Elba
9/11 10:00 AM Ozark Senior Center, (334) 445-6900, 502 Carroll Avenue, Ozark
9/15 9:45 AM Clio Senior Center, (334) 397-2586, 21 College Street, Clio
9/15 10:00 AM Enterprise Senior Center, (334) 347-3513, 2401 Neil Metcalf Road, Enterprise
9/15 11:15 AM Clayton Senior Center, (334) 775-3494, 51 North Midway Street, Clayton
9/16 10:00 AM Gordon Senior Center, 692 Tifton Road, Gordon
9/17 10:00 AM Eufaula Senior Center, (334) 687-8367, 202 Boundry Street, Eufaula
9/17 10:30 AM Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, (334) 393-7874, 388 County Road 650, Enterprise
9/18 10:30 PM Pine Level Senior Center, (334) 897-2621, 63 County Road 355, Elba
9/22 10:30 AM Ino Senior Center, (334) 565-9196, 6264 Highway 134, Kinston
9/23 9:00 AM Webb Senior Center, (334) 702-8449, 4095 Enon Road, Webb
9/23 11:15 PM Columbia Senior Center, (334) 696-4529, 301 South Main Street, Columbia
9/24 10:30 AM New Hope Senior Center, (334) 735-5433, 2192 County Road 124, Brundidge
9/25 9:30 AM Cottonwood Senior Center, (334) 691-3491, 1336 Metcalf Street, Cottonwood
9/25 10:30 AM Zion Chapel Senior Center, (334) 897-1500, 28742 Highway 87, Jack
9/25 11:30 AM Ashford Senior Center, 334-899-5716, 409 County Road 33 North, Ashford


Troy Univ. Small Business Workshops

Room 219 of the Aviation Technical Training Center, located at 3405 S. U.S. 231.
Troy University’s Small Business Development Center will offer a series of workshops for small business owners at the Alabama Aviation Center in Ozark beginning on July 27.

The workshops, also sponsored by the Ozark Chamber of Commerce, will each be held in room 219 of the Aviation Technical Training Center, located at 3405 S. U.S. 231.

The social media workshop “How to Use Your Facebook Business Page” will kick off the series on July 27 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Small Business Marketing and Social Media Consultant Betsy Baker will address topics such as how Facebook ties into overall online marketing strategy; what, when and how often to post; how to get the most exposure for your page; how to get the most engagement for your page; scheduling posts on Facebook to save you time; and, how you can benefit from Facebook groups. Participants are asked to have a Facebook Page created before this class.

Cost of the workshop is $25, and the program is limited to the first 25 paid registrants. To register online, visit

The workshop series will continue on Aug. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., with QuickBooks Training for Beginners. The hands-on class will cover QuickBooks Desktop versions Pro and Premier. Topics covered in the class include: basic accounting, setting up your company, working with customers and vendors, paying sales taxes, setting up inventory, setting up payroll and paying payroll taxes.

The cost of the class is $25, and the class is limited to the first 15 paid registrants. To register online, visit

The final workshop of the series is “Introduction to Government Contracting,” which will be held on Sept. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Topics covered in the workshop include: researching the government market, registering as a government contractor, special programs and certifications in government contracting and marketing your products and services to the government.

The free workshop is designed to help business owners evaluate their company’s potential as a government contractor. To register online, visit

For additional information on any of these Small Business Development Center workshop offerings, contact Brenda Marcum at or Judy Callin at or by phone at 334-674-2425.

Calling All Teens! Creative Writing Workshops with Local Author

Sep 8, 2014 1st Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m- 5:00 pm

Dothan-Houston County Library's Board Room 445 North Oates Street, Dothan, AL 36303
Join local author Danielle Wallace at the Dothan-Houston County Library for fun, inspirational creative writing workshops. Teens will be able to express themselves using different genres of writing, ranging from poetry to fiction. These workshops are free, so grab your pen, notepad, and your imagination to make a difference in the world around you. If you know a teen that would love to attend, share this information with them.

Place: Dothan-Houston County Library's Board Room

Date: Every 1st Monday of each month

Time: 4:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m

Contact Danielle Wallace at if you have any questions.