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Dothan Camp Choctaw Registration

Doug Tew Center
Arts and crafts, field trips, swimming and games are just a small sample of the activities children will enjoy this summer as participants in the Department of Leisure Services Camp Choctaw.

This Day Camp is for boys and girls ages 6-12 who are looking for fun and interesting ways to keep themselves busy this summer. The camps are held in two-week sessions at Doug Tew Recreation Center.

Registration will be held on Tuesday, May 12th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Doug Tew Center. After May 12th, (if spaces are available) you may register at Doug Tew Center from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Each session is limited to 75 participants and registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may sign up for as many sessions as you would like. Registration fees for all sessions must be paid at the time of registration (cash or check only). No telephone registrations will be accepted unless it is for a waiting list. If you are a first time camper, you must provide a birth certificate when you register.

The registration fee for a two week session is $80.00 and includes all supplies, a camp t-shirt, transportation from designated locations and daily snacks. There will be four two week sessions from which to choose.

The two-week sessions meet Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bus transportation will be provided from various pick-up points around the city. These pick-up locations will vary from session to session.

For more information and for dates of Camp Choctaw sessions, call 615-3700.

Community Recycling Day

Houston County Farm Center
On Saturday, May 9, WRC’s Assured Data Destruction, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Discovery Recycling, and WTVY TV 4 will offer residents the opportunity to have their unused outdated electronics (excluding glass-screen TVs and computer monitors), paper records and data storage materials shredded and recycled during a FREE Community Recycling Event. Drop off your items to be recycled or shredded at the Houston County Farm Center Parking Lot from 8:00-11:00 a.m.

This free event aims to raise public awareness of the need to securely destroy confidential material in order to prevent identify theft and fraud, as well as to encourage people to recycle more.

The drop-off event is free and open to the public.

Assured Data Destruction is AAA NAID (National Association for Information Destruction), the highest certification available for the secure document destruction business.

• Cell Phones
• Telephones
• Computer Towers
• Laptops
• VCR’s
• CD/DVD Players
• Fax Machines
• Printers / Copiers
• Keyboards/Mice/Perpetual

• Glass-Screen TVs and Computer Monitors (WILL NOT ACCEPT)
• Appliances
• Scanners
• Pagers
• Batteries
• Paint

• Bank Statements
• Forms (Medical, Insurance, Tax, Other)
• Receipts
• Personal Files
• Old Checkbooks
• Unwanted/Expired Credit cards
• Junk Mail
• File Folders
• Binders
• All Types of Envelopes

For additional information please contact Cynthia Green at WRC’s Assured Data Destruction at 334.792.0022, Ext. 308, email or visit

Red Lobster Tip A Cop

Red Lobster, 3116 Montgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL 36303

1100-1400 HOURS
at Red Lobster, 3116 Montgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL 36303

Please join the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, Alabama State Troopers, and Red Lobster on Friday, May 8th 2015 from 11 am-2 pm, as we protect and serve lunch-with all tips going to Special Olympics Alabama.

Headland’s Daylily Art & Garden Festival

on the square in downtown Headland
The event is set for Saturday, May 16, 10am-3pm on the square in downtown Headland.

The festival features an art show inside the park with farmer’s market and garden-related vendors around the square. Entertainment, children’s art activities and gardening demonstrations are planned. Local daylily growers Bush Gardens will also conduct garden tours that day.

Artists and vendors can download an application at, or contact Rhonda Harrison, (334)693-3303,

SARCOA Older Americans Day

National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan
SARCOA Older Americans Day Celebration

SARCOA’s annual Older Americans Day celebration will be held May 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan. Tickets for the event are free, but must be ordered by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 6. Attendees must be 60 years or older to qualify for the free lunch and prizes.

Older Americans Day features entertainment, food, prizes and sponsor booths. This year’s theme is “Flower Power.” Talent show participants must pre-register. Event t-shirts are available for purchase.

For the latest event updates, visit

For more information or to reserve tickets, call SARCOA at 334-793-6843 or 800-239-3507

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.