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Time to give back to town


March 12, 2020

The words of John F. Kennedy 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country' seem to have been lost since he echoed those words in his inaugural address.

Today, too many Americans want the government to solve all of their problems.

At Monday night's Flomaton Town Council meeting, Sarah LeMesurier approached the board to say the youth group at Flomaton Pentecostal Holiness Church was ready to make a difference in the lives of people living in the Flomaton community. She talked about not only beautifying public property but helping the elderly and others with physical limitations do things on private property.

“We would love to be part of the team that demonstrates the value and importance of making a difference to those around us by showing they care,” she said.

That's what John F. Kennedy was talking about.

Police Chief Chance Thompson also addressed the council about raising money from the community to purchase, train and maintain a drug-sniffing, no-bite tracking dog for the department. The word 'maintain' is key here.

Purchasing a trained dog, training its handler and outfitting a vehicle will be a one-time expense. Feeding the dog, paying the dog's vet bill and housing the dog will be an on-going cost.

Thompson said the city of Bay Minette reached out to its residents and they raised enough money to never cost the city a dime to have a drug dog.

“My goal is to not touch a dime of the town's money,” Thompson said.

In addition to drugs, the dog will be trained to track – whether that be a criminal, a missing child or an elderly person who wanders away from home.

Now it's time for us to step up and help our town help us. Checks can be made out to the Flomaton K-9 Project and taken to town hall or mailed to P.O. Box 632, Flomaton, Ala. 36441.

No donation is too small. Let's make this happen.


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