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Vernon elections
The following candidates that have
been certified for City elections are:
Mayor; Charles C. Withrow, Oscar D.
Ward; Council; Vivian Brewer, Perry
Holley, William C. McKeithen, Jr.,
Sherri Wilson.
The election is Tuesday, March 13

Chipley City
Council meetings
Chipley City Council will hold a
regular council meeting on Tuesday,
March 13, at 6 p.m. in the Council
chambers located at 1442 Jackson
Avenue, Chipley.

Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time has been
changed from its traditional calendar
dates to a start three weeks earlier, Sun-
day, March 11, and a finish one week
later, Sunday, November 4.
Daylight Saving Time is practiced in
order to gain an extra hour of daylight
during the early evening, resulting in
the conservation of energy by substi-
tuting natural sunlight for electrical
According to The Old Farmer's
Almanac, Daylight Saving Time first
began in 1918 during World War I to al-
low for more evening light and save fuel
for the war effort. Since then, Daylight
Saving Time has been used on and off,
with different start and end dates.
Benjamin Franklin first suggested
the idea in 1784. It was later revived in
1907, when William Willett proposed
a similar system in the pamphlet The
Waste of Daylight.
The Germans were the first to offi-
cially adopt the light-extending system
in 1915, followed by the British, and in
1918 the United States, when Congress
passed the Standard Time Act, estab-
lishing our time zones.
Set Clocks One Hour Ahead on
Sunday, March 11.

Website up
The Washington County News and
Holmes County Times-Advertiser
websites are up again as far as news
coverage. However, we are still tweak-
ing them and more items will be added
in the coming weeks.
One feature of the new sites - ac-
cessed at www.bonifaynow.com and
www.chipleypaper.com - is the con-
nection to emeraldcoast.com, Florida
Freedom's way of helping you navigate
the Emerald Coast and now much of the
Florida Panhandle.
Let us know what you would like to
see on the websites. Send your feedback
to afelsberg@chipleypaper.com. We
look forward to hearing from you.

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Washington County EMS, Chipley Fire and Rescue, Washington County Sheriff's Department and
Florida Highway Patrol were on the scene Monday afternoon when a pickup and a trailer overturned
on the Alligator Creek bridge on Hwy. 90 west of Chipley. Frances Harris was driving the Dodge pickup
towing the trailer filled with two tons of Dolomite. Frances said the trailer started swinging from side
to side and pulled the truck over. The trailer hitch was torn from the rear of the truck and the vehicle
came to rest just a few inches from the bridge rail. Neither Frances nor her husband, Joe, who was f
passenger, were hurt. Both were shaken up. "I've never been so scared in my life," Frances said.
Washington County
EMS, Chipley Fire and
Rescue, Washington
County Sheriff's De-
partment and Florida
Highway Patrol were "., "..:. :
on the scene Monday * 4,
afternoon. Joyce Corbin
Vickery of Cottondale
came through the stop
sign at the intersection
of Falling Waters Road
and State Park Road and
struck a pickup driven
by Lawrence Dunnivan
of Chipley. The impact
knocked the pickup over
and it slid against a large
pine tree, while Vickery's
vehicle came to rest in the
intersection. Both drivers
were taken to Northwest
Florida Community Hos-
pital for treatment of
minor injuries.

Minor outbreak of Shigella at KMS

Managing Editor
Washington County Health Department
reports that a minor, sporadic outbreak of
shigells enteritis has been discovered at
Kate M. Smith Elementary School in
Chipley. Medical Executive Director Dr.
Radwan Sabbagh discussed the situation
Monday afternoon.
Dr. Sabbagh said that there were two
cases in January, five in February (four
children and a parent), and one so far in
March. Investigation is underway to find if
there is a sole source. Dr. Sabbagh said the
children were from different classes.
"There is no common link between the

cases discovered," Dr. Sabbagh said.
The disease has been treated by at
least one local physician, according to
the parent of one of the sick children who
contacted the Washington County News
The disease is caused by a bacteria,
and there are four different strains, Dr.
Sabbagh said. Simply washing your hands
controls spread of the disease.

What is Shigella enteritis?
(from momshealth.com)
Shigella enteritis is an acute infection
of the lining of the small intestine. It
usually lasts two to three days. Shigella

enteritis is also called Shigellosis and
Shigella gastroenteritis.
What causes Shigella enteritis?
Shigella enteritis is caused by one
of four different strains of the shigella
Outbreaks of shigella enteritis are as-
sociated with poor sanitation, inadequate
water supplies, contaminated food,
crowded living conditions, and fly-in-
fested environments. While it is largely a
third-world disease, Dr. Sabbagh said it is
also found in developed countries.
How is
Shigella enteritis spread?
See SHIGELLA, page 12A




to hang in

the balance

Managing Editor
"We are coming very close to
a decision. I met with Jim Fowler
and he really wants us to keep the
project in Bonifay. But he will
not allow us to proceed with all
the circumvention that has taken
place. If it is not resolved this"
week Jim Fowler's 'Life In The
Wild' will be relocated."
So said Barbara Farris, Presi-
dent of Blue Dolphin II an email
on Monday. The Fowler project
appears to have hit yet another
glitch in its checquered history.
At issue is obtaining property
necessary for the development of
the proposed wild animal park
and education center, and related
development by Blue Dolphin II.
The dispute first came to public
attention at a recent regional
planning meeting.
"I promise to do all with in
my ability but this is in the hands
of the attorneys. We are working
day and night to resolve the is-
sues," Farris said.
Jim Fowler's Life in the
Wild first came close to real-
ity Wednesday, May 31, 2006
when a contract was signed for
acquisition of 790 acres of land
owned by the Holmes County
Development Commission.
The property surrounds Smith
Lake south of Bonifay, and plans
included a combination theme
park, residential development,
amphitheater and golf course on
about 7,200 acres. The Fowler
project will take up about 1,200
acres, including land in Wash-
ington County.
The project has been un-
derway for about three years.
It was originally announced at
the annual Chamber banquet
in November 2004 in a jungle
motif that included wolves from
Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Wash-
ington County.
At that time Fowler said the
project would be based around a
combined wildlife preserve and
adventure center, with a strong
emphasis on education and
research. The project included
free-roaming wildlife habitat for
species from around the world,
with provisions for tourists to
travel safely within the habitat.
Plans announced included a
research center (including ani-
mal behavioral studies), educa-
tional facilities for students from
kindergarten through college
(including internships and work
programs) and a conference
See FOWLER, page 12A

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Arrest Reports
Washington County
Sheriff's Department ar-
rest report for February 26
through March 5, 2007.
Sharon Bouton, w/f,
7/10/58; Chipley; posses-
sion of paraphernalia, pos-
session of meth, possession
of marijuana; arrested 3/4.
Justin Brown, w/m,
2/12/88; Chipley; unlaw-
ful possession of police
scanner; arrested 2/26.
Johnny Easterling, b/m,
5/1/85; Bonifay; violation
of community control on
sexual battery; arrested
David Foster, w/m,
7/6/74; Bonifay; worthless
checks; arrested 3/1.
Jared Kent, b/m,
3/19/52; Chipley; aggra-
vated battery on law en-
forcement officer; violation
of probation on possession
of controlled substance; ar-
rested 2/26.
Gabriel Littlefield, w/
m, 5/27/80; Chipley; pos-
session of marijuana; ar-
rested 3/4.
Timothy Massaline,
b/m, 4/18/86; Chipley; vio-
lation of probation, resist
officer without violence and
larceny; arrested 2/27.
Jeremiah Melville, w/m,
6/4/82; DeFuniak Springs;
possession of marijuana;
arrested 3/3.
Violet Mitchell, w/f,
1/28/75; Mary Esther; vio-
lation of probation, posses-
sion of marijuana, posses-
sion of cocaine; arrested
Willie Mitchell, b/m,
3/14/39; Chipley; failure
to notify change of address
as sex offender; arrested
Tequilla Patton, b/f,
11/16/80; Chipley; aggra-
vated battery/domestic vio-
lence, criminal mischief,
violation.of probation on
driving while license sus-
pended or revoked; arrested
Matthew Phillips, w/m,
7/6/88; Chipley; driving
under the influence; ar-
rested 3/1.
Merrel Pierce, w/m,
10/9/57; Chipley; battery;
Arrested 2/28.
Bobby Powell, w/m,
6/30/70; Covington County,
Ala; violation of probation
on driving while license
suspended or revoked; ar-
rested 3/1.
Matthew Stafford, w/
m, 6/11/81; Chipley; driv-
ing while license suspended
or revoked, violation of
probation on possession of
cocaine; arrested 2/28.
Wilburn Steverson, w/
m, 9/29/59; Bonifay; pos-
session of cocaine; arrested
Skylar Watson, b/m,
2/17/84; Long Beach; driv-
ing while license suspended
or revoked; arrested 3/3.
Eric Williams, b/m,
11/27/73; Miami; violation
of probation on battery, bat-
tery; arrested 2/27.

Free smoke alarms
The Chipley Fire Depart-
ment is offering free smoke
alarms to local residents.
Applicants must stop
by the Chipley Fire De-
partment at 1430 Jackson
Avenue and pick up a form
to request the smoke alarm.
Fill out the form and return
it to the fire department.
For more information,

call the firehouse at (850)
638-6301 or fax (850) 638-

Wednesday, March 7, 2007, Washington County News, 3A

Habitat for Humanity depends on support of community

Managing Editor
The sound of hammers
pounding nails and power
saws ringing in the clear
morning air signaled the
beginning of another Habi-
tat for Humanity project in
Washington County. The
first workday was held on
Saturday, February 16.
Like all Habitat projects,
the most recent local project
depends on the help of the
The Fair Housing Com-
mittee of the Chipola Area
Board of Realtors that cov-
ers Washington, Holmes,
Jackson, and Calhoun coun-
ties is helping sponsor the
Washington County Habitat
for Humanity project of
building a home for Tabitha
Sylvester and her daughter
Haley. The home is being
built on Morris Avenue in
The committee, along
with help from area real-
tors, raised $15,000 toward
building the home. The
check was presented at the
groundbreaking ceremony
on October 19, 2006.
Businesses, organiza-
tions, churches and indi-
viduals were on hand to
support the effort. A number
of donations of material and
labor were provided to the
*First Capital Bank of
Marianna provided snacks.
*Gary's Flamin' Grill of
Chipley provided lunch.
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The sound of hammers pounding nails and power saws ringing in the clear morning air signaled the beginning
of another Habitat for Humanity project in Washington County. The first workday was held on Saturday,
February 16.

Cooling of Chipley pro-
vided paper goods.
*First Franklin Mortgage
provided tables.
*Ridley's Town and
Country Builders of Chi-
pley provided house plans
and support work.
*Walt Guettler with SWC
of Chipley donated labor

for foundation work.
*Kim Daniels made
*Denise Raits sold the
land to Habitat at cost.
Framing in the building
took little time with the
large crew on hand. By af-
ternoon all four walls were
up and interior work was

underway. Habitat Treasurer
Ted Spangenberg noted that
it will take about six months
to complete the project.
"Interior work always
takes more time," Spangen-
berg said. He is a veteran of
all five Habitat projects in
Washington County.
Another Habitat veteran

Zena Corbin, was on hand
recently to pick up a check
from Chipley Kiwanis
Club. Corbin was clearly
impressed with the large
number of volunteers on
"This is what it means
to have community spirit,"
she said.

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An Inconvenient Fraud


Making Sense
By Michael Reagan
This whole thing with
global warming and its lead-
ing apostle Al Gore is just
more of the political left's
habit of talking the talk but
never walking the walk.
Gore has proven time and
again to be a complete hypo-
crite. He preaches the need to
eliminate man-made pollu-
tion. On his website advising
people to fight global warm-
ing by discovering what their
so-called carbon footprint
is, he says, "You may be
surprised by how much C02
you are emitting each year,"
and advises that you should
"calculate your personal im-
pact and learn how you can
take action to reduce or even
eliminate your emissions of
carbon dioxide."
Gore, however, does not
practice what he preaches.
He wants you to curb your
lifestyle drastically, but on the
record he's doing everything
he doesn't want you to do, and
doing it extravagantly.
Consider his house in Ten-
nessee. According to The
Tennessee Center for Policy
Research, Nashville Electric
Services records obtained by
the Center show in 2006, the
Gores averaged a monthly
electricity bill of $1,359 for
using 18,414 kilowatt-hours,
and $1,461 per month for
using 16,200 kilowatt-hours
in 2005. Over the past two
years, the gas and electric bills
for his 20-room mansion and
pool house devoured nearly
221,000 kilowatt-hours in
2006, more than 20 times the
national average of 10,656
Nashville Gas Company
billed the family during the
same period an average of
$536 a month for the main
house and $544 for the pool
house in 2006, and $640 for
the main house and $525 for
the pool house in 2005. That
averages out to be $29,268
in gas and electric bills for
the Gores in 2006, $31,512
in 2005.
"If this were any other
person with $30,000-a-year in
utility bills, I wouldn't care,"
says Drew Johnson, the Cen-
ter's 27-year-old president.
"But he tells other people how

to live and he's not following
his own rules."
Compare this with Presi-
dent Bush's practices as a
homeowner. According to a
story in the April 29, 2001,
Chicago Tribune, "Bush loves
ecology, at home," the pres-
ident's house is a model of
ecological purity.
"The 4,000-square-foot
house is a model of environ-
mental rectitude, wrote free-
lance reporter Rob Sullivan.
"Geothermal heat pumps
located in a central closet
circulate water through pipes
buried 300 feet deep in the
ground where the temperature
is a constant 67 degrees; the
water heats the house in the
winter and cools it in the sum-
mer. Systems such as the one
in this 'eco-friendly' dwell-
ing use about 25 percent of
the electricity that traditional
heating and cooling systems
"A 25,000-gallon under-
ground cistern collects rain-
water gathered from roof
runs; wastewater from sinks,
toilets and showers goes into
underground purifying tanks
and is also funneled into the
cistern. The water from the
cistern is used to irrigate the
landscaping surrounding the
four-bedroom home. Plants
and flowers native to the
high prairie area blend the
structure into the surrounding
Gore and his leftist buddies
pat themselves on the back
and tell us what they think we
ought to be doing, but they are
not going to follow the rules
they lay down for us.
He doesn't do solar, he
doesn't use wind power, he
doesn't change his lifestyle
or go bio-diesel, he doesn't
do any of the things he insists
the rest of us must do to save
the planet from being bar-
becued, he just buys carbon
credits and goes on his merry
way spewing pollution in all
This is so outrageously
asinine on its face; it alone
should awaken the American
people to the fact that they are
being had by Mr. Gore and
his fellow global warming
fanatics. Instead of getting an
Oscar, he should have been
laughed off the stage.


To the Editor:
As a member of Vernon City Council I would like to take
this opportunity to clarify information that has circulated
throughout our community in recent weeks.
Vernon City Council is not planning to double water and
sewer rates. In fact, we are working diligently to make sure a
rate increase is not something we have to consider. Face it, we
live here too and can ill afford a raise in rates any more than
the people we serve.
Currently Vernon is paying back a grant/loan package, which
paid for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection-
mandated, multi-million dollar wastewater treatment plant.
As such, we are under DEP scrutiny that requires our public
utilities make enough money to pay themselves.
If the time comes when these services do not pay for
themselves, any sitting Council will be required to raise rates
or face the consequences. In other cities that have failed to
act, state government officials have stepped in and arbitrarily
increased rates. An involved, active council, with the help of
city employees who are on the front line of controlling costs,
will make sure this does not happen.
To date, making the loan payments has not been a concern
because city employees have kept a close eye on their bud-
City Clerk Sherry Cobb and William Land, Public Works
Director, work tenaciously to keep costs and spending under
control, thus ensuring these departments continue to meet the
monetary demands imposed by DEP's oversight of the opera-
tion and its finances.
Rest assured fellow citizens, Vernon City Council is work-
ing in your best interests to control expenses while continuing
to provide essential services at a reasonable cost to those we
Cheryl Withrow, Member
Vernon City Council

Revitalizing Republicans

With Democrats running
Congress and Republicans
hoping to rediscover and re-
invigorate their core conserva-
tive values, Genevieve Wood
of The Heritage Foundation
has her work cut out for her.
As director of strategic opera-
tions, it's her job to promote
and educate the media, Con-
gress and grassroots organi-
zations about her think tank's
conservative ideas.
Q: We have Mitt Romney,
John McCain, Rudy Giuliani.
Is this the best that the party
of Reagan can come up with
A: The fact that not one of
them has secured what I would
call the conservative base, I
think, means there is room
for somebody else to step in.
The problem is, who is that
other person? When you talk
to conservatives they all say
they are not happy with any
of the front-runners right now.
But no one has been able to put
forward another candidate that
they would like a lot better.
Until somebody can do that,
these three are going to stay
in the lead.
Q: How about Newt Gin-
A: A lot of conservatives
like Newt because conserva-
tives at their core are people
who like ideas and like reform
ideas, which Newt is obvi-
ously known for back in '94,
in bringing in the Republican
majority then. And that has
been something that has really
been lacking over the last few
years. Newt is weighing his
options. He's going to see how
these three play out without
having to spend a lot of money
upfront right now and, as he
said, make a decision at the
end of summer.
Q: What's happened to
the conservative movement?
Are its ideas still valid or are.
they getting stale? What's the
A: People in the minority
tend to be hungrier than those
in the majority. Republicans
have now been in the major-
ity for over 10 years in the
Congress and they've ended
up holding the White House.
It became about holding on to
power, unfortunately, instead
of putting into practice con-
servative principles like limit-
ing government and reducing


Bill Steigerwald

I said to people during this
last election cycle in 2006
that there has been a lot of
talk about how disillusioned
social conservatives were.
It's true. But the folks at the
Cato Institute were also just
as disillusioned, and for other
reasons. You have to look at
the full base and say, "Look,
this isn't just one segment
that's disillusioned. There are
a number of factions that are."
And I think it's because the
party stopped talking about
reform and stopped talking
about ideas.
Q: The Cato Institute did a
study on libertarian voters that
showed that Republicans have
lost a sizable chunk of that lib-
ertarian faction - the ones who
really do want limited govern-
ment and are extra serious
about libertarian principles.
A: Right. You cannot pass
things like the Medicare bill
and continue with this earmark
kind of funding that we saw
in the last Congress and hold
on to libertarians or conserva-
tives. You can't do it, because
at the end of the day that's why
those folks voted for you in the
first place.
Some people look at 2006
and say it was all about Iraq.
If that's what the White House
takes away, or that's what the
Republicans left on the Hill
take away, then they've missed
a big part of it. I think you had
a disillusioned base that was
willing to hold in there on
the war - if other things were
going well. But when you
are spending a lot of money
and you are not doing other
things, and then you've got
this war that nobody knows

for sure how things are going
to go, it makes it tough to win
Q: What's the most im-
portant issue or idea that con-
servatives need to stress to
get back to where they want
to be?
A: They've got to go back
to the basics and one of the
very basics would be we've
got to rein in entitlements.
It is a huge crisis facing the
country -- Social Security,
Medicare, health care systems
-- and I think conservatism has
answers for those things. But
we've got to address some of
them. We should have some
bold reforms like we did with
welfare reform. People are
hungry for that. And you're
not going to get those answers
from the other side ....
Q: Has the Republican
Party - once it got into power
-- betrayed the conservative
movement in any way?
A: I think "disappointed"
is the word I would use. "Be-
trayed" is a strong word. When
you say "betray" it says you
intentionally did this. I don't
think it was intentional. I
think it was a matter of be-
ing in power. Having a very
tough job, it's much tougher
to govern once in power - if
you're wanting to hold on to
it. Some of these things just
kind of happened. It wasn't all
overnight that they lost their
way. This has been a process
over the last four to six years
that they've kind of lost their
Q: Over the last six years,
Republicans in power were
told by people at founda-
tions like yours that they
were spending too much and
coming up with entitlement
programs that even Democrats
wouldn't dare come up with.
A: And they lost the elec-
tion. There's nothing like a
good loss, a good kick out
of office and a kick out of
power to wake you up. It's
one thing to have people tell-
ing you "You need to do this"
or "You're not doing that."
It's another thing to have the
voters tell you that - and in
such a way that you are no
longer in power. It's a tough
time for conservatives because
they don't see an automatic
leader out there right now.
It's a tough time for people
who want to see those ideas

move forward. At the same
time it's a great opportunity
in many respects to regroup,
rethink and put forward a new
agenda. That wasn't going to
happen. If the Republicans
had won in 2006, we would
have continued the status quo.
That wouldn't have been good
for the country and I certainly
don't think it would have been
good for conservatism.
Q: The wake-up call was a
good thing then?
A: It was a good thing.
Sometime suffering has to
take place before you get to
the good stuff and I think that's
kind of where we are now.
Q: If Rudy Giuliani comes
to you and says, "Help me get
elected president," what do
you tell him?
A: Well, being at a nonpar-
tisan, nonprofit foundation,
there's only so much advice I
could give. Look, Rudy Giu-
liani has some things that are
very conservative. He's tough
on crime. He did some amaz-
ing things in New York City. I
lived there before Giuliani and
I've gone back there after and
there is a major difference.
But there are other things
that a significant part of the
conservative base is very
concerned about -- social is-
sues. Whether or not he can
convince them that he truly
would appoint strict-construc-
tionist judges, as he recently
said, will be the key element,
if he were to become the Re-
publican nominee, of whether
or not he'd be able to hold on
to the conservative base.
Q: What does the GOP
need to get back on the win-
ning track for 2008?
A: I think they go back to
what made them winners in
the first place. What worked
for Reagan, what worked back
in 1994 that helped them take
over the Congress after 40
years, were the principles that
defined them as a party, which
was limited government, tradi-
tional values, a strong national
defense. These are the things
that define conservatism and
therefore in some ways greatly
shaped the Republican Party.

Bill Steigerwald is a col-
umnist at the Pittsburgh Tri-
bune-Review. E-mail Bill at
@Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
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Salmonella update
Federal inspectors found
the strain of salmonella be-
hind a recent food-poison-
ing outbreak at the ConAgra
Foods Inc. plant that made
the tainted peanut butter,
the Food ad Drug Admin-
istration said Thursday.
Beyond the Sylvester,
Ga., plant, the strain also
has been isolated from
open jars of the company's
peanut butter and some of
the 370 people who have
fallen ill in the outbreak,
the FDA said.
ConAgra on Feb. 14
recalled all Peter Pan and
Great Value peanut butter
made at the Georgia plant
after federal health officials
linked the product to an out-
break that began in August.
The recall now includes all
such products made since
December 2005, the FDA
said. "The fact that FDA
found salmonella in the
plant environment further
suggests that the contami-
nation likely took place
prior to the product reach-
ing consumers," the agency
said in a statement.
On Thursday, the FDA
said the company had sent
bulk Peter Pan peanut but-
ter to its plant in Humboldt,
Tenn. There, it was incor-
porated into various ice
cream, sundae and shake
toppings. Health officials
warned the public to dis-
card the products, which
have been recalled.
The products are:
Sonic Brand Ready-To-
Use Peanut Butter Topping
in 6 lb. 10.5 oz cans. Sonic
outlets used the topping
until Feb. 16, when the
product was recalled.
Carvel Peanut Butter
Topping in 6 lb. 10 oz.
cans. Carvel also used the
topping until Feb. 16, when
it too was recalled. The top-
ping was used in Carvel's
Chocolate Peanut Butter,
Peanut Butter Treasure,
Peanut Butter & Jelly and
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Sundae Dasher ice cream
products, the FDA said.
J. Hungerford Smith Pea-
nut Butter Dessert Topping
in 6 lb. 10 oz. cans. The top-
ping is used by retail outlets
and restaurants nationwide
but is not available for di-
rect purchase by the public,
the FDA said.

Washington County
Council on Aging is en-
couraging senior citizens
in the community, 60 years
of age or older, who are
interested in playing cards,
board games, enjoying
new activities and getting
together with other seniors
to call them.
For more information
on these and other services
offered by the Washington
County Council on Ag-
ing call 638-6216 or 638-
6217 and ask for Debra or

Chipley Planning
and Zoning
City of Chipley Planning
and Zoning Commission
meeting will be held Thurs-
day, March 22 at 9 a.m.
The meeting will be held
at City Hall in the council
chambers, 1442 Jackson
Avenue, Chipley.

Diabetes support
group meets
The Better Life Pro-
gram at Washington County

Health Department is spon-
soripg a free diabetes sup-
port group for Washington
The group will meet at
Blue Lake Community
Center the second Tuesday
of each month from 5:30
until 7 p.m.
March 13, Michael Cole
a registered dietician, will
speak on controlling diabe-
tes through nutrition.
April 10 will be about
diabetes complications,
identification and preven-
May 8 will cover learn-
ing about medications and
medical care.
June 12 will be on living
with diabetes, mobilizing
family and friends.
Anyone interested in
volunteering may call 638-
6240, ext. 162.

Weather permitting, the
city of Chipley will be in-
stalling a new sewer main
along SR 77 through March
Motorists can expect
minor traffic delays and
lane restrictions to occur
along SR 77 between SR
273 (Glenwood Avenue)
and South Boulevard be-
tween the hours of 7 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m.
*February 26 & 27, crews
will work on the east side of
the roadway, north of Glen-
wood Avenue (SR 273).
*February 28 through
March 2, work is scheduled
to take place between Glen-
wood Avenue (SR 273) and
Old Campbellton Road.
*March 5-9, work is
scheduled to take place
between Wells Avenue and
South Boulevard.
FDOT reminds drivers to
slow down and use caution
when traveling through the
work zone.

Mah Jongg
Washington County
Council on Aging has be-
ginning Mah Jongg game
Mah Jongg is an old ori-
ental tile game. This Mah
Jongg game will be the
Wright-Patterson version.
Start date will be Wednes-
day, March 7. Games will
be held on Wednesdays and
Friday from 9 a.m. until
Each table can play three
to four players.

Landlords needed
Tri-County Community
Council, Inc., Washington
County HUD Section 8
Rental Assistance Program
is currently seeking land-
lords with suitable, afford-
able housing units located
in Washington County.
Property owners and
Realtors are encouraged to
list available rental proper-
ties with the HUD Section
*8 Program. HUD requires
that units pass a Housing
Quality Standard inspec-
For information on
the advantages of renting
through the HUD Section
8 Program, contact Steve
Henderson at 638-4520, or
stop by the office located
at 1514 Railroad Avenue
in Chipley.

Transportation is being
made available to seniors

in Sunny Hills, Greenhead,
and Wausau areas.
Washington County
Council on aging has ar-

ranged for transportation
one day per week, depend-
ing on how many riders
need the service.
If you would like to see
this service in your area,
please call the Council on
Aging office at 638-6217
or 638-6216.
The bus trip will be to
Chipley for shopping, pay-
ing bills, etc. As soon as
enough requests for service
are received, arrangements
can be made to start the
It was suggested that a

$5 donation be made to the
Council on Aging, which
will be paying Tri-County
Community Council for the
trip, however, no one will
be denied access due to in-
ability to donate.

Rental Assistance
Tri-County Community
Council, Inc., Washington
County HUD Section 8
Rental Assistance Program
.is currently taking applica-
tions for the waiting list.

Applications are taken
by interview appointments
only. Eligibility for assis-
tance is based on income
and other criteria.
At the time of the inter-
view, applicants need to
furnish; proof of income,
Social Security cards and
birth certificates for all
members of the household,
and a picture I.D. for every
member of the household
eighteen (18) years or older
must be submitted in order
for the application to be

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Spelling Bee contestants, from left, Nathaniel Johnson III, Caitlyn Stewart, Andrea Medellin, Katie Jones, Jay
Martin and Jesse Kneiss listen to instructions before the start of the bee in Panama City on Saturday.

Jinks Middle School student wins regional spelling bee

The word was kielbasa.
Jinks Middle School eight-
grader Nathaniel Johnson
III didn't hesitate. "Kielba-
sa," he said, as three judges
and about 30 spectators
looked on. "K-I-E-L-B-A-
S-A. Kielbasa."
And by spelling the
word, a smoked sausage
of Polish origin, the 13-
year-old Johnson won The
News Herald and Kiwanis
2007 Regional Spelling
Bee on Saturday morning
at the Nelson Administra-
tion Building on Balboa
Avenue. Johnson defeated
five other contestants from
Calhoun, Escambia, Gulf,
Santa Rosa and Washington
counties to advance to the
Scripps National Spelling
Bee in Washington, D.C.,
on May 30-31.
During the contest'in the
nation's capitol, Johnson
will tour the city, meet the

Non-credit courses
Chipola College will of-
fer a variety of short courses
in the coming weeks.
Real Estate Sales course
will meet March 17, 18,31,
April 1 and 14 from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Cost is $250.
An Introduction to Com-
puters with Internet for Se-
niors class will meet March
27 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost is $24.
The following Manda-
tory training for Child Care
Facility Personnel and Fam-
ily Child Care Home are
scheduled: Special Needs
Appropriate Practices,
March 10,7 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Pre-School Appropriate
Practices, March 31,7 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and
Neglect, April 13, 6 to 10
p.m.; Child Growth and
Development, April 14, 7
a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral
Observation and Screen-
ing, April 16 and 18, 6 to
9 p.m.; Health, Safety and
Nutrition, April 21, 7 a.m.
to 3 p.m.; Rules and Regu-
lations (center), April 23
and 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Rules
and Regulations (family),
April 28, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Costs range from $17 to
$43 depending on length
of course.
Chipola also offers cus-
tom workshops. The fol-
lowing are available: Eat
That Frog: Stop Procrasti-
nating and Get More Done;
Whale Done: The Power
of Positive Relationships;
The Pygmalion Effect:
Managing the Power of
Expectations; Discussing
Performance; The Attitude
Virus: Curing Negativity
in the Workplace; Team

president and attend a ban-
quet after the competition,
he said. The young scholar
also won a $100 savings
bond, a $20 gift certificate
from and a one-year sub-
scription to Encyclopaedia
Britannica Online.
Katie Jones from Gulf
County misspelled "insel-
berg" in the twelfth round,
leaving the door open for
Johnson to spell kielbasa
in the thirteenth round.
Inselberg is an isolated
The other competitors
in Saturday's spelling bee
were Caitlyn Stewart, Gulf
County; Andrea Medellin,
Escambia County; Jay Mar-
tin, Santa Rosa County; and
Jesse Kneiss, Washington-
This was the first spell-
ing bee for which Johnson
actually had studied, he
said. His first bee was in the

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fourth grade, when he lived
in Dothan,Ala. He finished
seventh and didn't really
give another bee a shot until
his English teacher at Jinks
Middle School pushed him
this year.
Johnson's mother, Tara,
and three sisters were on
hand Saturday to lend sup-
Tara Johnson said her son
has been studying hard and
long. He's been carrying
the Scripps spelling book
around with him wherever
he goes, she said. The book
"has become our family
friend," she said. "He'll
bring it on car rides and
out to dinner. I'd tell him to
put it away, but he'd say he
would only study until our
food came."
Nathaniel Johnson said
he awakened about 7 a.m.
Saturday and poured him-
self in the spelling book

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Computer training
Bonifay Guild for the
Arts, Inc is offering a free
basic and advance computer
training course to its mem-
bers and the general public.
Bonifay Guild for the Arts,
Inc. is offering free initial
training to those who are
interested in furthering their
education through online
classes. For more details
please call (850) 547-3530.
Bonifay Guild for the Arts,
Inc. is located at 112 W.
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before the contest. He went
through the Scripps spelling
book and spelled each word
three times. The ones he
got wrong, he'd spell out in
a sentence six times until he
got it right.
According the Scripps
Web site, 275 spellers took
part in last year's bee.
Nathaniel Johnson said
the level of competition in
Washington D.C. will be
"I'm going to have to
study even harder," he
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Operation Safe Ride
Florida Highway Patrol launched the first phase of Op-
eration Safe Ride, Feb. 26-27. The campaign was created
in response to a growing concern of over aggressive drivers
and incidents of road rage throughout Florida.
FHP troopers utilize all available resources to track
violators on Florida's roads and highways.
Enforcement totals for Operation Safe Ride, a two-day
campaign, include the following: total citations, 6,783;
speeding citations, 3,445; citations for aggressive driving,
132; move over citations, 29; DUI arrests, 33; seat belt
and child restraint citations, 744; criminal arrests, 336; all
other citations. 2,124.

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the University of Iowa, answers questions families want
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The Town of Ebro will be having a work-
shop on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the
Ebro Town hall beginning at 10:00 A.M.
The purpose of the workshop is to review
the current ordinances for the Town of
Ebro and compile a list of new ordinances
to prepare for review. If you have any ques-
tions you may call the Town Clerk, Linda
Marlow at 850-535-2820.

The Town of Ebro complies with the Amer-
icans with Disabilities Act. Any person
requiring assistance is asked to contact the
Clerk. A 48 hour notice is requested.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Washington County News 7A


Winston Howell 10,000 meter
The 29th annual Winston Howell 10,000 meter road
race will be held Saturday, March 10 in Hartford, Ala., at
the National Guard Amory at Hwy 52 and 167.
All proceeds will go to benefit Hartford Boy Scout
Troop 32.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m.
The course is wheel measured, fairly flat, has four turns,
all pavement, and certified aid stations.
Age groups are: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,
70 and up.
T-shirts will be provided for all contestants. Trophy for
overall male and female, male and female masters, male
and female grand masters, male and female senior grand
masters (60 and up), and two each male and female walk-
ers (only), medal will be awarded to the top three in each
age group. No wheelchairs or skates are allowed.
Entry fee is $15. Mail entry and check to Hartford
Lion's Club, c/o Cary Hatcher, co-chairman, P.O. Box
158, Hartford, Ala. 36344.
For more information call (334)588-2343, Cary Hatcher
at (334) 588-2223 (hatch@alaweb.com), or Mike Kinman
at (334) 588-2211 (mikek@fnbhartford.com).

Rahal-Miller golf tournament
The 18th annual Marianna High School Baseball Boost-
ers/Rahal-Miller golf tournament will be held March
10-11 at Florida Caverns Golf Course.
SThere will be cash prizes for the first four places in each
flight with the number of flights determined by the size of
the field. Mulligans will be sold, up to two per man.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Marianna
High School baseball program.
For more information, contact Brian McKeithan at
the golf course, (850) 482-4257 or Tommy Lassman at
Rahal-Miller, (850) 482-3051.

Pediatric charity softball tourney
Tyndall Federal Credit Union will host its second an-
nual "Bases for Babies" charity softball tournament to
benefit the pediatric wings of Bay Medical Center and
Gulf Coast Medical Center, at Harders Park March 17
beginning at 9 a.m. Team sponsorship levels range from
$150 to $850. Donations in the form of cash and event
supplies are welcome. Contact: Diane Duval, 747-4481.

Dixie Youth girls
Dixie Youth girls' softball signups will be Saturday,
March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gameday Sports in
Bonifay. Registration fees are $45 per child, and $40 for
each additional child. Registration forms can be picked
up at Gameday Sports during the week.
Participating age divisions are 7-8 years; 9-10 years;
11-12 years; and 13-15 years.
This year softball teams will have a chance to compete
in area competitions to include Chipley, Vernon, Alford,
and Graceville teams. District winners will have an op-
portunity to advance to state playoffs. Game days and
times will be announced at a later date.
Anyone interested in coaching, volunteering or spon-
soring a team, call (850) 586-0186 or 547-2425.

Country goes HuntinTMbenefit concert
Country Goes Huntin'TM is one of the most unique
events in the country and is scheduled to take place in
the Wiregrass April 1-3.
Country music artists and hunting professionals will
come together for a two-day turkey hunt on a private
reserve. Two favorite Southern pastimes, country music
and hunting, will join together again to showcase talents
while raising money and awareness for a variety of chari-
ties. They will travel at their own expense, donating their
time to benefit a charity of their choice.
The event culminates on the evening of April 3 at the
National Peanut Fairgrounds in Dothan with a benefit
concert open to the public. All money raised through the
concert will be shared among the charities designated by
the celebrities.
Country artists expected to attend include Jeff Bates,
Rhett Akins, Daryle Singletary, Craig Morgan, Craig
Hand, Aaron Tippin, Trent Tomlinson, Bobby Pinson,
Kenny Beard,Andy Griggs, Lori Morgan, Blake Shelton,
Troy Gentry, John Michael Montgomery, Chad Brock and
Jamey Johnson.
Hunting pros expected are T-Bone, Matt Morrett, Eddie
Salter, Ricky Joe Bishop, Michael Waddell, Tad Brown,
Hank Parker, Hank Parker Jr., Billy Parker, Jeff Banks,
Tim Knight, Shane Berry, Mike Wolfe, Sam Klement,
Wayne Burns, Jay and Tammi Gregory (The Wild Out-
doors), just to name a few.
There will also be a silent on-line auction and the auto-
graphed stage set from the concert, an actual cabin filled
with hunting gear worth over $5,000, will be given away
after the concert to one lucky winner.
Tickets for the concert are on sale now at the National
Peanut Festival ticket office, call (334) 793-4323 or go
by the box office window to purchase tickets.
Any person or business wishing to help sponsor

the event, should contact Kerry at (334) 699-1475 or
kerry@theimageagency.com. For additional information
on the event, visit www.countrygoeshuntin.com.

PdL falls to
South Walton
South Walton's Josh Ce-
lucci put on a hitting display
without getting a hit.
The Seahawks' right
fielder walked three times,
stole two bases and scored
a run in South Walton's 7-3
win over the Ponce de Leon
Pirates in a game played
Feb. 27.
Celucci proved his worth
in the second inning. With
runners on first and third
and a 2-1 lead, Celucci tired
Pirate starter Jason Stafford
with a 12-pitch showcase of
plate protection.
He fouled seven pitches
in the at bat, worked the
count full and walked on
Stafford's wild pitch. The
errant throw allowed Dion
Jones to score. Trevin Tate's
sacrifice fly later in the in-
ning extended the lead to
The Pirates pulled to
within two on Cailyn
Friend's RBI single in the
third, but the Seahawks
responded in the fourth
when Hunter Infinger and
Tate hit back-to-back RBI
doubles to make the score
6-2. Celucci was the first
batter of the inning to reach
base, when he was hit by a
The Pirates threatened in
the top of the fifth with two
hard-hit one-out singles,
but Seahawk starter Jake
Wright struck out Jared

Colby Wiggins, of Chipley, shows off this eight-point
buck he took on January 21. Colby is a fifth grade
student at Roulhac Middle School. His parents are
Herbert and Sandi Wiggins.

Bump and forced Jessie
Paulk into a ground out to
end the inning. Pitching
on three days rest, Wright
scattered nine hits and three
runs (two earned) in a com-
plete game.
In the sixth, Celucci was
at it again. He walked, stole
second and scored on Joseph
Williamson's RBI double.
South Walton scored in ev-
ery inning Celucci batted.
The win improves South
Walton to 3-1 on the season.
The Seahawks suffered
their first loss of the season
Feb. 23 in a 6-3 loss to
Florida Freedom Wire

Florida High 10
Holmes County 7
Holmes County over-
came a five-run deficit and
led 6-5 in the fourth inning,
but the homestanding Blue
Devils couldn't hold on
for the victory. Gary Mol-

let was two for four with a
home run, Grant Gavin was
two for four with a double
and a triple, Brad White was
two for three with a triple
and Zach Hodge took the
loss in relief.

Chipley 10
Vernon 0
Lance Bush tossed a one-
hitter with 12 strikeouts to
lead visiting Chipley. Jesse
Carter was four for five with
two RBIs, Jared Kirkland
was two for four with two
RBIs and Hunter Park was
two for four with an RBI for
the Tigers (5-1). Vernon's
Jason Brock broke up the
no-hitter with a bunt single
in the fourth inning.

Holmes County 15
Houston 4
Grant Gavin picked up
the win. Zack Hodge led the
way for Blue Devils going
two for five with a three-run
homer and a double. Joey
McCaskill went three for
three and Caleb Johnson
went two for three with a

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Vernon beats Freeport
Missed opportunities for
Freeport turned a potential
Bulldog slaughter into a
tight Vernon win recently.
The Yellow Jackets' Matt
Harris had three RBIs, in-
cluding the game winning
twoout single in the top
of the seventh as Vernon
defeated Freeport 6-5.
It was the season opener
for Freeport, and one it let
get away. The Bulldogs
twice left the bases loaded
and stranded 10 runners
Tied 1-1 in the second,
Vernon starting pitcher
Shawn Nichols hit a bat-
ter, walked four and threw
a wild pitch to allow two
Freeport runs without the
Bulldogs recording a hit.
But Freeport couldn't
take better advantage of
Nichols' struggles, leaving
the bases loaded and a door
open for Vernon.
In the top of the third, a
two-run double by Harris
followed by a two-run sac-
rifi ce fly by Josh Boyette
gave Vernon a 5-3 lead.
Freeport let another
chance for a big inning slip
away in the bottom of third.
Nichols walked the fi rst
three batters of the inning
before being replaced by
Boyette, who retired three
of the next four hitters and
limited Freeport to just one
run in the inning.
Boyette was dominating
in relief, striking out 11
over the final five innings
,in the win.
Freeport did come back
to tie the game in the sixth
inning on C.J. Base's RBI
single with runners on fi rst
and third. Lloyd Anderson
tried to score from fi rst
on the play, but was easily
thrown out at home.
He was then ejected for
colliding with Vernon's
catcher at the plate. It
proved to be a costly mis-
take, as Vernon scored the
go ahead run the following
Florida Freedom Wire

Houston Academy 9
Chipley 7
Houston Academy de-
feated visiting Chipley as
the Tigers fell to 5-2. Josh
Roberts, Hunter Park and
Lance Bush each went two
for three.

PDL 14, Cottondale 0
Jared Bump and Tyler
Brannon combined on a
two-hit shutout in a makeup
game from Thursday. Brock
Bishop had three hits and
two RBIs for the visiting
Pirates, 4-4.
Brannon had two hits and
an RBI and Zack Rushing a
single and three-run home

Bozeman 13, Vernon 1
Bozeman senior right-
hander Ronnie Smith
pitched a one-hitter as the
Bucks defeated visiting
Vernon in a District 2-2A
Smith (1-1) gave up one
unearned run, struck out
five and walked two.
Bozeman's Larry Chemi
was two for three with three
runs scored and four RBIs,
Laine Hall was two for two
with three runs and Dustin
Duncan had a single and
double with three RBIs and
three runs scored.

The Bozeman JV team
defeated Vernon 17-4. Lou-
is Roberson earned the win.
Cole Haus went two for
four with three RBIs.

Rutherford 3
Holmes County 2
Kara Colburn's double
knocked in Jennifer Couch
with two outs for the
winning run in the eighth
inning as homestadning
Rutherford handed
Holmes County (6-1) its
first loss of the season.
JV softball
Rutherford 7, Holmes
County 4
Vicki Danley struck
out 10 and allowed four
hits for homestanding

Chipley 6
Holmes County 2
Homestanding Chipley's
Jessica Bush pitched a four
hitter with nine strikeouts as
the Tigers defeated Holmes
County. Chipley (5-1) had
eight hits. Brittany Brock
was two for three with two
singles, while Misty Har-
rison was two for two with
a pair of singles.

Vernon 9
Bozeman 6
Jessica Zurica earned the
win with four strikeouts in
a complete game effort as
homestanding Vernon de-
feated Bozeman (2-4,0-2).
Bozeman's Jessica Bartlett
had seven strikeouts in
six innings while taking
the loss. Kayla Davis and
Kristy Young were both
two for four and Virgillia
Gainer had a double for the

PDL 1, Baker 0
Megan Kolmetz walked,
stole second, went to third
on a passed ball and scored
on Karisa Childs' single
in the ninth inning for the
homestanding Pirates, 1-0.
Childs, an eighth-grader,
pitched all nine innings giv-
ing up two hits and struck
out 15. Stephanie Gillis
had two hits for Ponce de

Thirteen Chipola bas-
ketball players have earned
All-Panhandle Conference
honors for the 2006-07
regular season. Chipola
also boasts the men's coach
of the year and men's player
of the year.
Chipola's Jamarcus El-
lis is the Panhandle Men's
Player of the Year. He joins
four other Chipola play-
ers on the First Team All-
Conference list: DeAndre
Thomas, Victor Dubovitsky,
Ed Berrios and Johnnie
Three Indians were
named Second Team All-
Conference: Mario Little,
Mario Edwards and Mi-
chael Vogler.
Chipola coach Greg He-
iar was named Panhan-
dle Conference Coach of
the Year after his Indians
captured the Conference
Championship with a 100-
87 Homecoming win over
Tallahassee on Feb. 24. Ed
Berrios led Chipola with 19
points. Jamparcus Ellis had
18 points and five rebounds.
Victor Dubovitsky had 17.
Mario Little had 14 points
and 10 rebounds. Johnnie
Harris had 14 points and
three rebounds.
The Indians, 10-2 and
27-2 overall, begin their
quest for the state title,
Thursday, March 8, with an

8 p.m. game, against Indian
Five Chipola Lady Indi-
ans garnered All-Confer-
ence Honors. First Team
selections are Ra'Shawna

Sippio and C. J. Pace.
Second Team All-Con-
ference picks from Chipo-
la are Crystal Campbell,
Latoya Brown and Gekeela
The Lady Indians fin-
ished as runner-up in the
Panhandle Conference after
an 81-76 win over Tallahas-
see on Feb. 24. Ra'Shawna
Sippio led the Lady Indi-
ans with 16 points and 11
rebounds. CJ Pace had 16
points and four rebounds.
Lesheria Stevens scored
14. Gekeela Clemmons
added 11.
The Lady Indians, 12-3
and a 24-6 overall, begin
their defense of an unprece-
dented third state title when
they play Miami Dade in
the first round of the state
tournament, Wednesday,
March 7, at 6 p.m.

Freedom All-Star Classic
The third annual Freedom
All-Star Classic, pitting the
top senior boys and girls
basketball teams from the
East and West Panhandle,
will take place April 7 at the
Billy Harrison Field House
on the campus of Gulf
Coast Community College.
The girls' game begins at 11
a.m., followed by the boys'
contest at 1 p.m. Admission
is $4 for adults, $2 for chil-
dren ages 5-17 and children
under 5 are admitted free of
The event is sponsored
by The News Herald and
the Northwest Florida Daily
News, publications owned
by Freedom Communica-
tions, Inc., and the Gulf
Coast Athletic Association.
Teams from the East are
selected by The News Her-
ald. Teams in the West are
picked by the Daily News.

Tigers tryouts
The Panhandle Tigers
football team will hold
a tryout for players and
coaches on March 17 at
Kraft Field from 10 a.m. to
noon. Cost is $10. Contact:
Jermaine, 850-541-4420.

Roulhac signs
Kelsy Roulhac a student
at Cottondale High School
will be attending Merced
College , in California
where he plans to study
wildlife. He stands 6"2'
and weighs 252 pounds and
plays defensive end.
When asked about his
choice of college he listed
cost of college, distance
from home and positions
open as deciding factors.
Roulhac feels his biggest
asset or attribute for his
future team is his size and
speed. His greatest high
school football moment
was when he intercepted a
pass during the last home-
coming game he played.
Roulhac says his mom
plays a big role in his life,
she is his favorite person
to spend time with. He
admires and loves her.
Among his favorite
things he lists pork chops,
the movie Coming to Amer-
ica, Jacksonville Jaguars,
athlete Vince Young, Eng-
lish was his favorite school
subject and Crime Mob is
his favorite musical group.
Roulhac was asked what
he would do with a million
dollars and he said, "Pay

10 percent to the church
then buy my mom and dad
a house."
This information was
obtained from the Dothan

All eyes - well, not all eyes,
since this is an off weekend
for Nextel Cup - turn to what
would have seemed an un-
likely spot for stock-car racing
just a few years ago.
The Busch Series race in
Mexico City is run at Auto-
dromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Reflect on those two terms:
Mexico City and Autodromo
Hermanos Rodriguez. Imagifie
where this sport has come -- or
to describe it in the manner
preferred by traditionalists --
gone. Later this year, another
Busch race will be held at Cir-
cuit Gilles Villeneuve. That's
in Montreal.
Gone, of course, from any
NASCAR schedule are North
Wilkesboro and Rockingham.
Gone from Labor Day Week-
end is Darlington. What could
be more different from North
Wilkesboro than Mexico City?
Umm, maybe, Rockingham
from Montreal?
As Willie Nelson sang, "it
ain't wrong, it's just differ-
There's nothing innately
wrong with bringing this sport
to new audiences. It's not the
loss of Rockingham the loca-
tion that distresses. It's the loss
of North Carolina Speedway
the track.
It was such a great venue:
unique, the way tracks used
to be. Modernized during the
Roger Penske years of owner-
ship. Sold to a disinterested
International Speedway Cor-
poration. Saddled with two
dates, each a bit frigid.
The kicker was that frosty
weekend a week after the Day-
tona 500. California Speed-
way, by the way, hasn't done
notably better with that date,
even though by climate it does
fit Southern California much
Culture shock plagues many
of the fans who supported this
sport for so many years. Save
for a still-inordinate share of
the dates, the South has lost
what had been a traditional
domination of the sport. The
most recent Southern champi-
on was Dale Jarrett in 1999.
The champions since have
been from either Texas (OK,
it's kind of Southern), Indi-
ana, Wisconsin, Nevada or
California. For comparison,
note that two North Carolin-
ians won 14 championships
between them.
It's a consequence of suc-
cess, though. Where once
every kid hammering away
at a Soapbox Derby car in
the garage dreamed of win-
ning the Indy 500, now the
Daytona 500 is the symbol of
fame and glory. The best and
the brightest - from every-
where! -- started gravitated
to NASCAR, which in turn
started gravitating everywhere
in return, and there aren't as



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many pieces of the puzzle left
for Southerners to fit.
It does,however, take some
getting used to. The favorite
in today's Mexico City race is
named Juan Pablo Montoya.A
race in Mexico is fairly likely
to be won by a Colombian. He
is, however, driving a Dodge,
though it's hard to tell the dif-
ference between one car and
Is it any wonder so many
fans idolize Dale Earnhardt
Jr. and worship the memory
of his father? Earnhardt the
seven-time champion repre-
sents the past, while Junior is
a thoroughly modern spokes-
man of his generation who
just happens to embody the
legacy of his father. Earnhardt
Jr., of course, is wildly popular
everywhere because he links
the old with the new.
There isn't anything wrong,
by the way, for a Southerner
to hope Earnhardt Jr. wins the
championship. It's no more
wrong than for an Ohioan to
hope the Buckeyes win the
national championship. What
would be wrong would be
for a Southerner to think all
but Southerners should be
NASCAR has become a big
deal far outside the boundar-
ies of the old Confederacy.
As such, it has come to be
represented by those who race
automobiles everywhere.
Weep if you will, it being a
free country and all.


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*The Car of Tomorrow got
mostly favorable reviews in
the Bristol Motor Speedway
test sessions last week. The
new design will debut there
in the Nextel Cup race on
March 25.
All resignations have been
set aside. Though many driv-
ers and teams wonder pri-
vately about a need for a new
car, NASCAR officials have
put years of development
into the new cars, which have
been called ugly, ungainly and
In fact, NASCAR officials
have talked frankly about
fully implementing the new
design in 2008, a year ahead
of schedule.
"It's really hard to say what
the Car of Tomorrow will
bring to NASCAR," said Rich-
ard Petty, the sport's all-time
leader with 200 victories.
"It's made all of us start
all over again. ... I think it's
going to be good. I think it
will take some of the aero-
dynamics away from the car,
make it safer, and I don't seen
anything but positives.
"We've been racing these
same cars for 12 or 15 years. I
think the fans are getting ready
for something new, too. The
crews are getting ready for a
new challenge."
Among current drivers,Jeff
Gordon has probably been
most outspoken in his doubts
about the new car. He has
cautioned against fully imple-
menting it too quickly.
"I think the teams that feel
good about it are the ones
that are probably not winning
right now because they think
this car is going to bring them
into a box that is going to keep
costs down and also maybe
get the competition a little bit
closer," said Gordon.
"I hope all those things are
true, but I still think the top
teams are going to be the ones
that come out on top.
"We (Hendrick Motors-
ports) are probably further
ahead than anybody out there
on the Car of Tomorrow. As
far as preparation, speed and
all that, we're fine. The frus-
trating things for me are that,
compared to the race car we
have been driving, this car is
nothing like it and won't do
any of the things you would
want it to do."

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An actual "counter check" drawn on The Bank of Bonifay and written by the
"Prattler" in 1950. Note the absence of an account number. Also no name was
imprinted on the check. This was a popular and acceptable way of writing checks
up until a few short years ago.

The Bank of Bonifay of-
ficially opened in Chipley
Jan. 16 with a Chamber
of Commerce-sponsored
ribbon-cutting ceremony,
complete with speeches.
The event drew a record
crowd, including Hester
Wells.'Regretfully, the
"prattler" was unable to
My mother, Marie Harris
Wells, always took pride in
the fact that she and The
Bank of Bonifay were the
same age. The bank was
founded in Bonifay Feb. 1,
1906. Mama was born Feb.
16, 1906.
During my upbringing,
when the term "bank" was
used, our household auto-
matically thought of The
Bank of Bonifay.
Although our farm,
home, school and church
was in Washington County,
our family did our limited
shopping in nearby Boni-
fay. Daddy did not have
an account in The Bank
of Bonifay, or in any other
bank. His credit was with
GMAC for financing ve-
hicles, Montgomery Ward
for clothes and tires and,
maybe, Evans and Schien-
berg's in Bonifay.
Somehow I knew early
in life that Eric Folmar and
his wife, Lily, worked in
the bank and I knew they
seemed nice and that I liked
them. I learned that the sec-
ond lady in the bank was
Miss Flora Alford.
The Bank of Bonifay
was located on the corer
of Waukesha (main street)
and Pennsylvania Avenue.
I remember the bars on the
windows and, generally, it
didn't appear to be an invit-
ing type of business.
On one occasion, my
brother, Clyde, as a young
lad, had a nickel to spend
and he must have seen the
bank in a more favorable
light as he ventured into
the business and attempted
to buy a cone of ice cream.
In my memory, an em-
ployee of the bank gently
accompanied him to a gro-
cery store next door for his
The event was a topic
of much conversation and
laughter at our house over
the fact that Clyde tried to
buy ice cream in the bank.
Shortly before the death
of my uncle, Archie Harris,
he told me of his experience
in buying his first car. The
vehicle was a used 1931
Model "A" Ford. The price
was $100.
For financial assistance,
he went to my uncle Edward
Harris, his brother, who was
cutting hair at Lewis Barber
Shop just two doors south
of the bank. Uncle Edward

interrupted his hair cutting
for the few minutes it took
to step into the bank and
ask Mr. Folmar to let Archie
have the needed cash for his
purchase and that he would
return shortly and "sign for
The Model A, yellow
in color, proved to be de-
pendable transportation
for Uncle Archie for many
When Rural Electricity
finally came to our farm
in 1946, my parents badly
needed and wanted a refrig-
erator. The appliance was a
scarce item in those days
and extremely high priced.
A few days after getting
electric power, my dad was
in Dothan on other business
and saw a large Frigidaire
refrigerator at Blumberg's.
It was for sale and in a few
minutes he has signed a
"counter check," which
most businesses made
available to their custom-
ers. This one was drawn on
The Bank of Bonifay for the
full amount of the item. It
was loaded on his pick up
truck and was headed for
Bonifay. He parked directly
in front of The Bank of
Bonifay, went in and told
Mr. Folmer to "come out
here and see what me and
you have just bought!"
Dad had absolutely no
money in the bank, but
fortunately Mr. Folmar
came to his rescue, pro-
cessed a loan to cover the
purchase and established
a checking account for my
parents which they used the
remainder of their life. The
refrigerator was a god-send
to our parents and served
them faithfully for many
My first experience with
The Bank of Bonifay was
in 1947, when cashing my
weekly "52-20 club" check.
This was after being dis-
charged from the Army.
This governmental program
paid $20 per week for up
to 52 weeks to the unem-
ployed. Upon picking up
my check at the courthouse,
I immediately headed for
The Bank of Bonifay. The
check was cashed without
question, however, a dime
was deducted, which netted
the holder $19.90.
With the last check re-
ceived, which was only
check No. 8 for me, I
opened a checking account
at The Bank of Bonifay and
maintained it through all
my years in the University
of Florida and for many
years thereafter.
After graduation from the
University of Florida, and
while working for Sears,
Roebuck and Company in
Panama City, I interviewed

with Eric Folmar and A.P.
Drummond for employment
at the Bank of Bonifay. This
was at their request. I was
not hired as they could not
meet the "high" salary of
$50 per week that I was
making at Sears.
My first new car pur-
chase, a black, four door,
1955 Ford Delux, was from
Ira Bush at the Ford agency
in Bonifay. The $1,700
owed in a trade was fi-
nanced at The Bank of
Bonifay with monthly pay-
ments of $55.28.
When the present day
beautiful bank facility in
Bonifay was opened a few
years ago, I told Guy Med-
ley at the opening ceremony
that I would be happy to
make that deal again!
In the 1970s, it was my
privilege to resume doing
business with The Bank
of Bonifay. Eric Folmar,
Bartow Saunders, Glen
George, Randolph George
and Bo Newsom were bank
officers then.
At the teller windows,
I recall Frances Matthews
Williams, Ruth King, Joan
Todd Retherford, and sis-
ters, Brenda Jones Harris
and Melba Jones Harris.
Clyde R. Brown was the
bank attorney. All were
friendly and helpful to me.
In recent years, The Bank
of Bonifay was established
in Destin and Marianna be-
fore opening in Chipley.
The Bank of Bonifay is a
business success story that
has survived over one hun-
dred years. It has provided,
and continues to provide,
a valuable and worthwhile
service to the growth and
development of this en-
tire area of Florida. It has
been my happy privilege to
watch much of it happen.
See you-all next week.

Fifth Army Veterans
A reunion tour of the
Association of Fifth Army
Veterans of World War II,
Italian Campaign, and their
sons, daughters, families
and friends will held in
Italy.Family members and
friends of veterans who bat-
tled Nazi forces from 1943
to 1945 will visit Italy for
10 days, May 7 - 17, 2007,
for a nostalgic tour of cit-
ies, towns and places their
fathers, grandfathers, and
friends fought and died for.
They will visit Rome, An-
zio, Cassino, Florence, Futa
Pass-Mt. Battaglia, Bolo-
gna, Venice, and American
military cemeteries.
Those interested in join-
ing this tour should call
Sy Canton at 1-561-865-
8495 or write him at; 5121
B Nesting Way, Delray
Beach. FL 33484.

Washington County

Sheriff's Office

The Washington County Sheriffs Office values and recognizes the
tracking fugitives. The fugitives shown here are wanted on active,

Roger Eugene Williams
DOB 06-07-1964
White Male
Height 5'11

Derrick B Thomas
DOB 09-14-1965
. Black Male
Height 6'03


Eric Keys Williams
DOB 11-27-1973
Black Male
Height 6'00

David Ronald Foster
DOB 07-06-1974
White Male
Height 5'08

Chris Kinte Staten
DOB 03-23-1977
Black Male
Height 6'01


Ricky Junior Hall
DOB 11-05-1959
White Male
Height 6'00

A0 .

Christina Cooper
DOB 12-28-1972
Black Female
Height 5'07

e need for Dublic assistance in
outstanding Washington
County Warrants.
If you have information re-
garding the whereabouts of a
wanted person: TAKE NO AC-
any such information to the
Sheriffs office at (850) 638-
If you wish to remain anony-
mous please call our tips line
at 6 3 8 -T I P S.
***Updated 03/01/2007 ***10:12A.M.m

Carol Lynn Smith
DOB 12-29-1964
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Height 5'01

Michael E Gravel
DOB 07-12-1971
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The City Council is sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, and
properly dispose of these items:
FIRST WEEK: April 2-6
White Goods (Refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers,

dishwashers, microwaves, air conditioners, hot-water
SECOND WEEK: April 9-13 i-i
Household Furnishings (Televisions, 'i
radios, bedding, box springs, chairs,
sofas, tables, toys)
THIRD WEEK: April 16-20
Scrap Metal (Old bicycles, lawn mowers,

motors, wheel chairs, copper, aluminum, iron scraps)

Lumber, windows, doors, plumbing or electrical materials, sheet-
Pesticides, used oils, solvents, stale gasoline, paint, paint thin-
ners, batteries, engine degreasers, brake fluid, anti-freeze, pool
chemicals, insecticides.

ALL residents NORTH of the railroad will be picked upon on
ALL residents SOUTH of the railroad will be picked up on

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10A, Washington County News, Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Essay winners were also announced, Brittany Davis
was the winner, second place went to Lonnesha Dav-
enport, and third to Tyler Steverson.

The winner of Jeopardy were tenth graders, Samantha
Barnes, Michael Armstrong, Wesley Adkison, Santino
Andrews, and John Johnson.

Jeopardy second place went to the juniors, Justin
Harvey, Giovoinni Martin, Markell Andrews, and
LaZambria Johnson.

The Supremes were Chryse' BoWers, Janea Holland,
Heather Eldridge, Catlin Smith, and Eva Frye;

Gladys Knight & the Pips, Shaneekque McCutcheon,
L'Zandra McDonald, Amilia Bell, Aundrea Bell, and The Temptations were MarkelAndrews,Jerel Peterson,
Terenicia Johnson John Johnson, and Tremin Hill

The Black History Com-
mittee planned a week full
of events for the students
at Vernon High School.
Beginning on Tuesday,
students from each grade
participated in a scavenger
hunt in the library. The
object was to find various
facts about African-Ameri-
can historical events from
throughout time.
First place in the scaven-
ger hunt went to the elev-
enth graders LaZambria
Johnson, Markell Andrews,
and Giovoinni Martin.
Second place was cap-
tured by the tenth graders,
Shaneekqua McCutcheon,
Santino Andrews, Latasha
Ewing, Lonnesha Daven-
port, John Johnso, Ashonvi
Davis, and Travis Wil-
Third place went to the
ninth graders, Mercedes
Peterson, Aundrea Bell,
Zaniah Taylor, Olivia Bell,
Brittany Davis, Amelia
Bell, and Keonte' Smith.
Third place went to the se-
niors - Alexis Massaline.
Wednesday, the students
participated in teams play-
ing Jeopardy. The topic of
Jeopardy was the Black
Baseball Leagues and play-
ers from 1800s to 1960s.
Students had been reading
about the leagues during
silent sustained reading
The winner of Jeopardy
were tenth graders,' Sa-
mantha Barnes, Michael
Armstrong, Wesley Adki-
son, Santino Andrews, and
John Johnson. Second place
went to the juniors, Justin
Harvey, Giovoinni Mar-
tin, Markell Andrews, and
LaZambria Johnson.
Thursday, various mem-
bers of the VHS staff and
community leaders brought
soul food for the students
to sample. Students were
able to partake during both
lunches, with many stu-
dents trying dishes they had
never eaten, as well as stu-
dents commenting that they
wished the cafeteria served

some of the tasty dishes.
Essay winners were also
announced, Brittany Davis
was the winner, second
place went to Lonnesha
Davenport, and third to
Tyler Steverson. The essay
focused on African-Ameri-
can achievements, no more
than 500 words and was to
be typewritten.
Friday, the Black History
Program was presented at 9
.a.m. in the gymnasium. The
theme of the program was
"From SlaveBlack History
Week Celebrated at VHS.
Try to Freedom: The
Story of Africans in the
SJROTC presented colors
to start off the program,
followed by the invocation
and pledge. Then, Priscilla
Brown and Erika Dotson
led the audience in "Lift Ev-
ery Voice." Brittany Davis,
winner of the essay contest,
read her essay about Louis
After the essay, Priscilla
Brown directed a "Blast
from the Past" with stu-
dents performing as The Su-
premes, The Temptations,

Gladys Knight and the Pips,
and Aretha Franklin.
The Temptations were
Markel Andrews, Jerel Pe-
terson, John Johnson, and
Tremin Hill;
The Supremes were
Chryse' Bowers, Janea Hol-
land, Heather Eldridge, Cat-
lin Smith, and Eva Frye;
Gladys Knight & the
Pips, Shaneekque McCutch-
eon, L'Zandra McDonald,
Amilia Bell, Aundrea Bell,
and Terenicia Johnson;
Aretha Franklin, Alexis
Massaline,Ashley Rowland,
Ashleigh Rice, Chelsey
Tanner, Zaniah Taylor, and
Melody Payne.
The entire audience was
really impressed by the
performances of these stu-
dents. Great job!
Dr. Bobbie Dawson,
principal, introduced the
guest speaker, Dr. Valarie
Crawford, from Atlanta,
Crawford spoke on the
influence and beginnings of
gospel singing, spirituals,
and jazz in the United States
and beyond. Throughout her
speech she included many

vocal renditions, that kept
everyone eagerly awaiting
her next song related to her
After Crawford's speech,
the Black History Com-
mittee gave out numerous
awards to black business
leaders in the community,
outstanding achievers, and
the contest winners.

The Outstanding Achiev-
ers from Holmes, Jackson
and Washington Counties:
First Black School Board
Member - Dr. Thelma
First Black Female Prin-
cipal - Dr. Bobbie Dawson
First Black Mayor of
Marianna - Mr. Elmore

First Black Mayor of
Jacob City - Rev. David
First Black District 2 Di-
rector- Rural Development
- Mr. Eugene Pittman
First Black City Council-
man - Chipley - Rev. Price
First Black County Com-
missioner (Jackson County)
- Dr. Willie Spires
State Troopers: Milton
Brown, Mitchell Brown,
Major Cyrus Brown
Dr. Howard Brown - Lt.
Commander - Navy

Outstanding Vernon High
School Business Partners:
Terry Ellis - West Point
Elder John O. Brown,

Pastor - McQueen's Tem-
Rev. Marcellous Willis,
Pastor - Shiloh Missionary
Baptist Church
Marie Douglas - Vernon
Stephen Register - CPA
- Jackson Hewitt
Eugene Pittman - Pan-
handle All Care Services
John Brown and Sylvia
Wright - Kentucky Fried
Vicky Kirkland - Wal-
Mart Supercenter
Jack Paul - Vernon Drug
George & Alma Vann
Brown & Brown Law
More coverage Satur-

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The Town of Westville is a fair housing
advocate. The Town is holding a workshop
to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for
all of the protected classes (race, color, fa-
milial status, handicap, national origin,
religion and sex). The public is invited to

The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday,
March 13, 2007 at 6:45 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as possible, in the Westville
Community Center located at 2523 Pine
Street. Any handicapped, visually or hear-
ing impaired person or non-English speak-
ing person needing special assistance at
the meeting should contact Donna Gillis,
Town Clerk at (850) 548-5858, at least five
days prior to the meeting and assistance

The Town of Westville is considering applying to the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for
Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00).
These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular
urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health
or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to
meet such needs.
The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of hous-
ing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development
and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to pri-
vate-for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment construction of infra-
structure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation.
Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will
be provided at the public hearing.
For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and mod-
erate income persons.
In developing an application for submission to DCA, the Town of Westville, must plan
to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addi-
tion, the Town of Westville is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.
The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and
community development needs will be held at the Westville Community Center, Tues-
day, March 3, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. For information con-
cerning the public hearing contact Donna Gillis, Town of Westville, 2523 Pine Street,
Westville, Florida 32464. Telephone (850) 548-5858.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually im-
paired should contact Ms. Gillis least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the
public hearing should contact Ms. Gillis at least five calendar days prior to the meet-
ing and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this meeting should contact Ms. Gillis at least five calendar
days prior to the meeting.

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There were a number of new businesses
to open in Washington County in the last
year. Peebles opened at 1414 Main Street
(Washington Plaza) on Thursday, August
3. The Washington County Chamber of
Commerce and its ambassadors were out in
force, led by Chamber Executive Director
Ted Everett and his staff. The local store
employs 15 associates. CEO and Chair-
man of Peebles is Jim Scarbrough. Dennis

Cute and Sassy in Chi-
pley has clothing for in-
fants, preemies and chil-
dren up to eight years old.
Pretty pageant dresses up
to size 6X are available for
contestants, and the family)
with a future farmer in its
midst will.love.the John
Deere line beginning with

Abramczyk is executive vice-president
and Russ Lundy is senior vice-president
of stores.
Peebles, which occupies the site of the
former Stage store, prides its self on being
"a department store for the entire family."
They carry a wide variety of men's, ladies
and children's clothing. They also carry
shoes and jewelry (including accessories),
as well as home and gift items.

gold rompers bearing the
John Deer logo in green on
the bib
Anita Waits, manager,
says the children's boutique
features a full collegiate
line. Charla Cotton is sole
proprietor of the business
.,and Tricia Ressler is assis-
tant manager.

Special gifts for babies
include stuffed toys, keep-
sake gold rings and pearl
Cute and Sassy is located
at 840 Main Street in Chi-
pley. It will be open from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday and 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Chamber Annual Member Banquet

The Washington County
Chamber of Commerce will
host its Annual Members
Banquet on Tuesday. March
27. This event will be held
at the Washington County
Agricultural Center and will
begin at 6:00 p.m. with a
punch reception.
The entertainment this
year will be provided by
Todd Herendeen, and his
Las Vegas-style Variety
Show," said Executive Di-
rector Ted Everett. " 'Mr.
Panama City Beach' is so
versatile, his show can be
country, rock 'n' roll, or Las
Vegas style, with a lot of
big showy songs and even
Elvis style.
"This versatility has led
him to perform as the open-
ing act for such rock 'n' roll

Continued from page 1A

The bacteria that cause
shigella enteritis must be
swallowed to cause an in-
The bacteria are often
spread when people do not
wash their hands with soap
and water after using the
toilet or changing a diaper.
People who get the shigella
bacteria on their hands can
infect themselves by eating,
smoking, or touching their
They can also spread the
germs to anyone or any-
thing they touch, making
others sick.
Symptoms of
Shigella enteritis?
Once a person is ex-
posed to shingella enteritis,
symptoms may not appear
for the first one to seven
days. When symptoms are
present, the most common
symptoms are:
*Acute abdominal path or

legends as: Jerry Lee Lew-
is, Chuck Berry, Chubby
Checker, The Four Tops,
The Platters, Leslie Gore,
Danny and the Juniors,
Freddie "Boom Boom"
Cannon, Diamond Dave
Somerville, and The Beach
Boys. He recently worked
with B.J. Thomas and The
"On the country realm
Todd has worked with such
artists as: Ricochet, BillAn-
derson, Gene Watson, John
Conlee, Jeannie Seely, Janie
Fricke, Ricky Van Shelton,
Andy Griggs, George "Goo-
ber" Lindsey, John Michael
Montgomery, Lynn Ander-
son, The Warren Brothers,
Diamond Rio, Neil McCoy,
Buddy Jewell, and he even
opened for Tim McGraw in

*Crampy rectal pain.
*Watery diarrhea.
*Elevated white blood
cell count
Complications of Shigella
Children with severe
shingella enteritis may ex-
perience febrile seizures,
headache, lethargy, confu-
sion, and a stiff neck resem-
bling meningitis.
Treatment options for
Shigella enteritis?
Treatments are aimed
to replace fluids and elec-
trolytes lost by diarrhea.
Sometimes antibiotics are
Can Shigella enteritis be
Yes. Proper handling,
storage, and preparation of
food, in addition to good
sanitation will help prevent
Shigella enteritis.
The World Health Orga-
nization reports that Shigel-

New Orleans at Tipetina's
in 2003 and got to sing with
both he and Faith Hill.
"Additionally, we are
very happy to welcome
back our favorite local ma-
gician, Jarred Bozarth, who
will entertain and once
again amaze our guests
before the dinner.
"You won't want to miss
this event our our extensive
silent auction. In addition to
our traditional sponsorship
packages, we have some
exciting new Sponsorship
opportunities still available.
Tickets are currently being
reserved, so call the Chami
ber office at (850) 638-
4157 to secure your seats
today. Seating is limited and
tickets will be dispersed on
a first-come basis.

losis is endemic throughout
the world. Worldwide there
are approximately 164.7
million cases, of which
163.2 million in developing
countries and 1.5 million in
industrialized countries.
Each year 1.1 million
people are estimated to die
from Shigella infection and
580,000 cases of shigellosis
are reported among travel-
lers from industrialized
A total of 69 percent of
all episodes and 61 percent
of all deaths attributable to
shigellosis involve children
less than five years of age.,
While it is a serious dis,
ease if untreated, Shigel-
losis again can be easily
prevented from spreading
with a little common sen
"I want to emphasize and
stress that hand washing by
itself will prevent almost all
infection, Dr. Sabbagh said:
"If you or a family members
think you have symptoms.
contact your physician or
the Health Department."

Continued from page 1A
Very little information
was provided for some
time, with officials citing
the need for confidential-
ity as negotiations were
The annual Chamber din-
ner in November of 2005
was moved to January 2006
to provide a more detailed
update, but none was pro-
vided at that time. Later
brief updates noted that the
sale of Prutimber property
was a reason for the holdup
of the project.
The Haas Center at the
University of West Flori-
da conducted a feasibility
study that found that the
project would not only have
considerable economic im-
pact on the area, but could
act as a springboard for
development of the tourist
Plans announced pub-
licly included a 15,000-seat
amphitheater and a family
oriented "Celebrity Coast
Theme Park." Farris said
that the project will be done
in phases. Groundbreaking
for Life in the Wild will be
in about two years once all
permits are in place.
According to the Blue
Dolphin II news release,
"visitors will have the op-
tion to spend the nights)
in the park in luxurious ac-
commodations uniquely de-
signed to look like Tarzan's
tree house." This project
would be done in coopera-
tion with the Fowler Center
and Parks and Wildlife Ser-
vices, Inc.
The second phase planned
is the amphitheater. The fa-
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cility would be host to about
30-40 acts a year.
The theme park will be
built in about three-to-four
years and would include
sections named after dif-
ferent celebrities, as well
as amusement rides. Far-
ris said the development
would include "affordable
housing developments and
numerous shopping ven-
ues." According to the news
release "surrounding devel-
opments will be engineered
to retain the beauty of wild
Blue Dolphin II officials
said that the project is ex-
pected to bring about 2,000
jobs to the area. According
to the Bleu Dolphin II web-
site, the corporation "spent
a year and millions of its
own money to secure this
location and opportunity."
According to the website,
the property includes about
three miles of frontage on
Interstate 10, two miles of
frontage on Hwy. 79, three
miles of frontage on Doug-
las Ferry Road, and about
four miles on Homestead
Road. According to the
website, Blue Dolphin II
has more than 10,000 acres
of land under its umbrella.
According to the Blue
Dolphin II website, Basker-
ville-Donovan would do
engineering and design, and
Daher Construction would
be general contractor.
The Development Com-
mission a few months later
unanimously approved ter-
minating "Project Jim", the
planned Life in the Wild
wildlife research and edu-
cation center by renowned
naturalist Jim Fowler.
The decision was made
at Commission's regular

monthly meeting in Bonifay
on Thursday, August 3.
There were several pro-
visions in the contract in
dispute between the two
parties. Commission in-
cluded provisions that the
ticket entrance would be in
Holmes County on Thomas
drive so the County would
benefit from the ad valorem
Public access to Smith
Lake would be allowed
following about $750,000
worth of work by Flori-
da Wildlife Conservation
Commission to improve
the lake. There was a verbal
agreement between Com-
mission and Wildlife to
keep public access.
There were also cov-
enants in the various drafts
of the contract on what type
of business development
could be done on the 780
acres, a provision for right
of first refusal by Commis-
sion if the Fowler Center
decided to sell the property
within 20 years, and other

Commission had no
agreement of any sort with
Blue Dolphin fI.
The Development Com-
mission later made a new
agreement with Fowler
reducing the price of the
Smith Lake property and
changing the language of
the contract to allow Fowler
more freedom with the
Farris was on hand at
a recent meeting at the
Chamber office and'gave
the following update on
the project:
*BD II is preparing to
close on property within the
next two weeks. The corpo-
ration is also restructuring.
*There has been interfer-
ence in efforts to close on a
particular piece of property
that is vital to the project.
This must be done as soon
as possible.
*Based on presales of
about $156 million BD II
has about $54 million on
deposit and the promise of
a $44 million construction

*Once everything is
closed BD II plans to move
*If things do not work out
the project would be moved
to another location.
*About 3,600 job appli-
cations have been turned
*Financial reports are
available upon request.
*Phase I involves about
1,200 acres, with 400 de-
voted to commercial/resi-
dential use to provide fund-
ing. The project will be
done in several phases, as
has been reported for sev-
eral months.
Farris also said that con-
trary to some reports she
has not been served with
any sort of "gag order" in-
volving the project.
*A former BD II partner

had some of the property
for sale. Farris said this was
done without her knowl-
edge, and when it was dis-
covered his resignation was
requested and received.
Bill Hardy of Parks and
Wildlife Services (PAWS),
which has partnered with
Blue Dolphin II and the
Fowler Center, told the
conference that, "the park
is the engine, but we are
not the money making part
of the engine.
"This region is so ready
for something to happen.'
Hardy noted that the pro-
posed development would
be "clean industry" and
would attract tourists to
the area.
"We are still very much
committed to development
of the park," said Hardy.

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Dr. Samuel Miller

The Holmes District School Board will have
a public auction on Friday, March 16, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. to sell surplus property.
Some of the items to be sold are:
4 cylinder gas generator, Hyster electric fork
lift, upright freezer, refrigerator, 6 stoves, 2
commercial ovens, dishwasher, 3 dryers, 2
washers, handicap equipment, computers,
typewriters, VCRs, video cameras, televi-
sions, chairs, desk, copy machine, and many
other miscellaneous items.
Sale will be held at Bonifay Middle School
Agricultural Department located at 401
McLaughlin Ave. and will begin promptly
at 10:00 a.m.
All items will be on display after 10:00 a.m.
on Thursday, March 15, 2007.



CLOSED: Vernon Library, Wausau Library.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals
and socialization.
10:30 a.m.-Chipley Garden Club luncheon/meeting. Call 638-
2111 for information.
11 a.m.-Washington Council onAging (located in Chipley) senior
lunches, for reservations call 638-6217, donations accepted.
12 noon-Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting, held at Blitch's Res-
taurant in Bonifay.
7 p.m.-Depression and Bipolar Support Group-meets at First
Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Ponce de Leon
Methodist Church on Main Street in Ponce de Leon.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Vernon Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
S10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals
and socialization.
10:30-11 a.m.-Chipley Library preschool storytime.
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in Chipley) senior
lunches, for reservations call 638-6217, donations accepted.
1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
5:30 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at 1360 Foxworth
Road in Chipley.
6 p.m.-Wausau City Council meeting, held at city hall.
S6 p.m.-TOPS meeting, held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, located
Three miles north of Bonifay on Hwy. 79.
t 8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at New Hope Vol-
unteer Fire Station, located on Highway 2 in Holmes County.
8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous meeting, held at Blessed Trinity
Catholic Church in Bonifay.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Vernon Library open.
9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Homes Council on Aging provides bingo, ex-
ercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
10:30-11 a.m.-Wausau Library preschool storytime.
11 a.m.-Washington Council onAging (located in Chipley) senior
Lunches, for reservations call 638-6217, donations accepted.
7 p.m. - Slocomb VFW dance until 10 p.m. Music by the Coun-
try Boys. Admission $3; Children 12 and under free with par-
ents. No smoking or alcohol. Door prizes and 50/50 giveaways.
'Refreshments available.
S8p.m.-AlcoholicsAnonymous open meeting, held at Presbyterian
Church in Chipley.
CLOSED: Wausau Library.
8 a.m.-12 noon-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-12 noon-Vernon Library open.
9 a.m.-l :noon-Chipley Library open.
7-10 p.m. - Geneva Senior Citizens Dance at Geneva Commu-
nity Center, North Iris St., every Saturday for those 21 and older,
country music by the Flat County Band. Admission is $4, 50-50
give-away, refreshments, no smoking or alcohol.
S8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Bethlehem Ma-
* sonic Lodge, located on Hwy. 177 in Holmes County.
1 p.m.-Abate of Florida, a Motorcyclist Rights Organization,
meets at 2229 Bonifay-Gritney Road. For information call 850-
" 8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held in the board room
" at Graceville Hospital in Graceville.
* 4-6 p.m.-Conversational English classes for internationals, held
Sat Shiloh Baptist Church. Contact church office, 638-1014 or
Karma Cook, 638-8418.
SCLOSED: Holmes County Library, Wausau Library, Vernon
* Library.
-�,. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, ex-
; , ercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization.
S11 a.m.-Washington Council onAging (located in Chipley) senior
: lunches, for reservations call 638-6217, donations accepted.
S5:30 p.m.-Widows' Support Group meeting, held at Chuck
SWagon Restaurant in Chipley.
,6:30-8:30p.m.-Conversational English classes forintemationals,
held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Contact church office, 638-1014
or Karma Cook, 638-8418.
6 p.m - 7:30 p.m.-Salvation Army Domestic Violence and
Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) will be hosting a domestic
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Avenue, apartment one, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-
7 p.m.-Esther Masonic Lodge No. 144, Bonifay.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Blessed Trinity
Catholic Church, located on Hwy. 177A, Bonifay.
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9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
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11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in Chipley) senior
lunches, for reservations call 638-6217, donations accepted.
5:30 p.m.-Widows'Support Group meeting,held at Chuck Wagon
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7 p.m.-Westville City Council meeting.
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Ayden Logan Lee
Gordon and Kimberly Lee announce the birth of their
son, Ayden Logan.
Ayden was born December 20, at Gulf Coast Medical
Center in Panama City. He weighed 5 lbs. and 4 oz. and
was 18.25 inches long.
Ayden is the grandson of Martha and the late Bobby
Toole of Cottondale and Rosie Benifield and the Late
Purvis Lee of Chipley.

Brown-Worley engagement
Mr. and Mrs. David and Wanda Brown of Ponce de
Leon, announce the upcoming marriage of their daugh-
ter, Wendy Brown to Dustin Worley, son of Danny Wor-
ley of Bonifay and Lorri and Johnny Deal of Wicksburg,
Wendy is the granddaughter of William and Ruby
Leavins, Margie Brown, and the late Lewis Brown, all
of Ponce de Leon. She is a 2003 graduate of Ponce de
Leon High School. And will graduate in 2007 from of
The University of West Florida.
Wendy is employed at Ponce de Leon Elementary
School as a certified behavioral health technician.
Dustin is the grandson of DB and Catherine Worley of
Bonifay, and Junior and Dorothy Shoupe of Wicksburg,
Ala. He is a 2005 high school graduate and is employed
in th family plumbing business as a certified service
The wedding will be at Carmel Assembly of God
Church in Bonifay, Saturday, March 24, at 4 p.m.
A reception will follow immediately after the cer-
emony. All family and friends are cordially invited to


Buxton headed to Harvard
Lt. Gary L. Buxton son of Don and Cynthia Buxton of
Vienna, Va. has been accepted at Harvard University in
Boston, Mass. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Acad-
emy and Naval Flight Training School.
Gary served his tenure as a naval aviator in Lemoore,
Calif. and Virginia Beach, Va. He was selected to be part
of the F-18 Super Hornet Flight Demo team at the 2006
air show held at Tyndal Air Force Base and other bases
around the country.
Gary is married to the former Jessica Lea Bush of Pan-
ama City. He is the son-in-law of Gay and Kathy Bush
of Chipley.
Gary, Jessica, and new daughter, Brooke Annalee will
be moving this summer. Gary will begin his studies at
Harvard in the fall.

Business degree
Chipola College will of-
fer a Bachelor's of Applied
Science degree in Busi-
ness Management begin-
ning in January of 2008.
The State Board of Com-
munity Colleges has au-
thorized Chipola to add the
business degree to its other
four-year programs in sec-
ondary education.
The announcement
comes as Chipola is cel-
ebrating its 60th anniversa-
ry. The college was found-
ed in 1947 to provide the
first two years of college
and workforce programs
for residents of the five-
county district.
In 2003, the Florida
Board of Education au-
thorized Chipola to offer
bachelor's degrees in Sec-
ondary Education with ma-
jors in math and science.
While the program is set
to begin in the January of
2008, students should be-
gin preparing now. Chipola
will offer free tuition to the
first 20 junior or senior stu-
dents admitted into the pro-
gram. Students must first
apply for federal financial
aid to qualify.

For more information,
call 850-718-2276.

Chipola College Auto-
motive Technology will
present a Thursday night
series entitled, "Automo-
tive Training at its Best,"
March 8 - April 26. All
classes will meet from 6
to 9 p.m. Registration and
orientation is set for Thurs-
day, March 8 at 6 p.m., in
the Automotive Building
For information, contact
John Gardner at 850-718-

Cancer Support Group
Doctors Memorial Hospital is hosting a Cancer Sup-
port Group. The group meets each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
in the dining room of Doctors Memorial Hospital.
The purpose of the group is to provide support for
cancer patients and their families as they deal with their
individual type of cancer. Anyone affected by cancer is
invited to attend one or all the Cancer Support Group
For more information call Diane Little, 510-3779;
Sharon Garner, 547-1120 ext. 252; or Madeline McFat-
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Brock-Breth engagement
Olivia and Mikayla Cotton announce the upcoming
marriage of their mother, Allison Brock of Vernon, to
Sam Breth of Graceville.
Allison is the daughter of Jack and Pam Cates of Ver-
ion and Newton Brock of Bonifay. Sam is the son of
Bob and JoAn Breth, and the late Betty Breth, all of Do-
than, Ala.
; Allison is employed by MedSouth Home Health in
Bonifay as a registered nurse. Sam is employed by Jack-
son County Fire/Rescue as an EMT/firefighter.
The ceremony will be held March 17, at 2 p.m. at
Faith Covenant Fellowship Church, Hwy 277, Chipley.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at
Blue Lake Community Center. All friends and family
are invited; no local invitations will be sent.

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Chipley High
Chipley High School's
Drama Department invites
the public to see the 1950's
hit musical, Guys and
Dolls, on Friday, April 27,
or Saturday, April 28, at 7
p.m. in the Chipley High
School auditorium.
Set in New York City
in the 1950's, the story in-
cludes gamblers evading
the cops and marriage in a
light musical-comedy for
family of all ages.
The cast includes: Jered
Holt, Cheyenne Whitaker,
Ben Grande, Sarah Lovins,
Aven Pitts, Mark Lent,
Phillip Draayom, Justin
Wood, Sam Toole, Bren-
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Kayla Galbreath, and Bran-
don Belser. Ticket sales
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be purchased from any of
the cast members. Contact
Luwana Locke or Monica
Rudd at 638-6100.

Hawkins-Wheeler engagement
Mr. and Mrs. John Hawkins and Mr. and Mrs. Gene
Wheeler announce the upcoming marriage of their chil-
dren, Jessica Hawkins and Scott Wheeler.
The ceremony uniting Jessica and Scott will take
place at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at 4960 Sugardoll
Road, Vernon.
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Andrew Clinton Hubbs
Andrew Clinton Hubbs, son of Rodney and Crystal
Hubbs, celebrated his first birthday Jan. 7. A party, with a
Winnie the Pooh theme, was held at the home of his ma-
ternal great-grandparents, A.H. and Sarah Retherford,
Andrew is the grandson of Larry and Gayle Grantham
of Chipley, Clinton Hubbs of Alabama and Eda Har-
ville of Alabama. His maternal great-grandparents are
Blanche Grantham, and the late Herschel Grantham of

Kaylee McKenzie Platt
Tiffany Platt and the late Brandon Platt's announce
the birth of their daughter, Kaylee McKenzie. She was
born 12-6-06 at Jackson Hospital and weighed 7 lbs., 2
ounces and was 20 inches long.
Kaylee's maternal grandparents are Ron and Dianne
VanDyke and her paternal grandparents are Jeff and Pau-
la Camley. Family and friends were on hand to welcome
Kaylee home.

Holmes Valley Heritage Day
Preserving Our Past Association will host the third an-
nual Holmes Valley Heritage Day Saturday, March 24,
at 3901 Wilderness Road in Vernon. Admission will be
$5 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free.
Exhibitors, who may set up on Friday and take down as
late as Sunday, will also be admitted free.
Gates will open at 8 a.m. with a Blind Man Race start-
ing an hour later. A barrel push race will begin at 9:15,
and an egg race is planned for 9:30.
Registration for tractor pulls ends at 9:30.
Other events include a slow tractor contest at 9:45,
with an antique tractor pull and garden tractors taking
place at 10. The children's pedal tractor pull will be at
11:30. The parade of tractors will take place at noon.
Pull fees will be $5 per hookup.
There will be antique stationary engines, a swap meet,
concessions, antique tractors/farm equipment, antique
cars and trucks, and other exhibits in the shaded exhibi-

Horseshoe pitching also will be available.
It is suggested that visitors bring their own lawn
Vendors wanting space on the grounds should contact
Sandra Cook at (850) 535-2426. Dennis Gainer can pro-
vide information on the tractor pulls. Call him at 638-

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Sophie Alexander Whitaker
Sophie Alexander Whitaker turned one on Nov. 14,
2006. She celebrated her birthday with a Tinkerbell
theme party n Nov. 18 at the home of her grandparents,
Ken and Donna Gaven of Bonifay.
Sophie is the daughter of Mika Thomas and Gary
Whitaker of Bonifay. Her grandparents Richard and Di-
ane Whitaker also live in Bonifay.

Brain Bowl
The Chipola College Brain Bowl team has been
awarded one of the 32 spots in the Division II field of the
National Academic Quiz Intercolle-
giate Championship Tournament to
be held on the University of Min-
nesota campus April 13-14.
Chipola is one of eight commu-
nity college teams invited to the na-
tional championship. Chipola will
compete with numerous universi-
ties including Alabama, Dartmouth,
Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology, BENNETT
Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech
and Yale.
The invitation to the national tournament is based
on the team's performance at the 2007 Georgia NAQT
Sectional. Chipola team members are: Anthony Bennett,
Mark Hodge, Tyler Land and Trey Paul. Anthony Ben-
nett earned MVP honors at the Georgia Sectional with
the highest individual score with a total of 600 points.
Chipola math professor Stan Young coaches the
Brain Bowl team with Humanities professor Dr. Robert
Dunkle. The Chipola team travels to the Florida FCCAA
state tournament March 29-31 at Gulf Coast Community

Covenant Hospice needs
compassionate volunteers
who are interested in mak-
ing a difference in the lives
of patients with life-limit-
ing illnesses and their fam-
A volunteer training
workshop will be held
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday, March 17 at Cov-
enant Hospice's downstairs
Conference Room, located
on 4440 Lafayette Street,
Suite C, Marianna.

for a Cure'
Presents the first annual
Miss Washington County
Relay for Life 2007 Benefit
Pageant on Saturday, April
14, at 2 p.m. in the Historic
Chipley High School Au-
ditorium. All profits from
this pageant will be donat-
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be having their annual Easter Star pageant on March 17,
at the Holmes County Ag-Center.
This pageant will consist of boys, 0 - 6 years and girls
0 - 21 years. All proceeds from this pageant will go to St.
Jude's Hospital.
For more information call Wanda at 373-7125 or Ber-
nyce at 373-8104 or 547-3474.

'Bye, Bye Birdie' at HCHS
Holmes County High School Drama Department will
be presenting the musical, "Bye, Bye Birdie," on Thurs-
day, May 3; Saturday, May 5; and Monday, May 7 begin-
ning at 7 p.m. at the HCHS Auditorium.
Saturday May 5, prior to the Birdie production, the
HCHS Chorus will host a dinner theatre beginning at 5
p.m. in the HCHS Student Center.
The student center will take you back to the 50's/60's
with pictures of how things use to be in Bonifay, history
of the high school, classic music, and antique cars grac-
ing the entrance of the school. There will be more details
in the coming weeks.

Nail Technology
Chipola College Cosmetology program now offers a
Nail Technology course. Students in the program need
patrons from the public on which to practice their skills.
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The Chipley Cub Scout
Pack held their annual
Blue and Gold banquet
this past week. This is the
big ceremony of the year
for the Cub Scouts. All
five Dens are presented
with the awards that each
boy earned for the year.
The event drew a crowd
of around 200 people. In
addition to the year-end
ceremonies a special ap-
pearance by members of
the Boy Scouts " Order of
the Arrow" were on hand
to celebrate our Weblos2
Cub Scouts promotions to
Boy Scout.
This "crossing over"
ceremony marks the point
where the boys gradu-
ate from a program that is
adult led in order to teach
the boys character values
to a program (Boy Scouts)
that is boys led.
The following young
men have each earned the
highest award a Cub Scout
can earn "The Arror of
Light" and have moved Lip
to the rank of Boy Scout
with Troop 39. Nicko-
las Butler, Tyler Dan-
iels, Richard Davenport,
Tristan Hartzog, David
King, Spencer Lee, Drake
McCorvey, Matt Mosely,
and Jay Padget.
As each boy "crossed
over" a makeshift bridge
from Cub Scout to Boy
Scout he was greeted by a
member of Troop 39 who
changed out the Cubscouts
"Blue" shoulder ribbons to

"Red" signifing their new
status as Boy Scout.
Cub Scouts and Boy
Scouts sponsor, Chipley
Kiwanis Club, was on
hand to congratulate each

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Wake Up, Church! (Part Two)

Why is it that many
members of the church find
so many excuses to stay
away from God's house? Is
the church asleep? Ques-
tion yourself, church; is
there a good reason for not
attending church; or are
they just so many excuses
? There is definitely a dif-
ference; what would God
say about it?
At what point did Jesus
come up with an excuse to
get out of what He was fac-
ing, on our behalf? That's
right, He didn't, did He?
Shouldn't we follow His
In Luke's gospel, chap-
ter 14: 16-24, read what
Jesus had to say about it
all. There was a great feast
and many were invited,
but these were some of the
excuses; one had bought 5
yoke of oxen, and couldn't
come to the supper, anoth-
er had bought some land ,
and another had married a
wife and could not come.
(Of course today, not many
people will miss if there is
going to be eating going
on, will they?)
It seems it is when the
spiritual food is offered, in
God's house, that so many
people have other things to
do! Isn't that right? I don't
know about you, but I need
that spiritual food of God's
Word, that is offered in His
It seems like staying
away from church, is the
easiest habit to form...!

Wes4 -`ic%



Helen Hodge

Wake up, church, the
enemy, Satan, is after your
soul!!! Don't let him have
it! Get back into God's
house, faithfully; you will
be so blessed of God, if
you will!!! You may say,
'the devil made me do it'.
While I am sure he had a
great deal to do with it;
you can't blame it all on
him. Didn't God give you
a mind of your own?
God has also given
Christians power over all
of the power of the devil,
through the power of the
Holy Ghost!!! So what do
we have to say for our-
selves? In case we don't
realize.this, there is a place
of repentance for us and
we need to find it, repent,
and get ourselves back into

church, faithfully, if you
want to make Heaven your
Too many times people
get up from the altar of
prayer and go out and do
the same things all over
again, week after week and
time after time. People this
has to stop, if you expect
forgiveness from God; re-
member, He sees the heart,
even before we pray. He
knows if we are sincere
in our prayers, and that is
what matters to Him. If we
are sincere with Him, our
life will bear it out.
Let's don't use such ex-
cuses as: 'I'm too tired.'
Jesus must have been ex-
tremely tired after all of the
things He went through,
just prior to carrying that
cross up Calvary's Hill,
where He made that su-
preme sacrifice for us!
'We had company', is
another excuse used so
many times. If you have
company, bring them with
you to church; if they
won't go with you, then
tell them you will see them
after church. Perhaps you
can be the witness they
need; both in your word
and deed; to let them know
that God comes first with
us, or He should!
Also, church, it seems
like we are losing our
concern for our children!
God's Word still directs us
to 'train up a child in the
was he should go so that
when he is old, he won't

depart from it. If God has
blessed us with children,
there are certain responsi-
bilities God expects us to
abide by for their sakes, as
well as our own!
Remember the Word still
says that "children are an
heritage of the Lord", and
we had better take good
care of God's heritage, or
we will stand under His
judgment, for real!
I can remember when
church was not rushed
through, as it is in most
churches today; but the
Holy Spirit was given His
rightful place and we gave
the direction of the service
over to Him, as we should.
When God is in charge
of the services, when we
know and respect His lead-
ing, then we see such a
difference in our services.
When He is in control, we
see people saved, healed,
baptized with the Holy
Ghost, and blessed! Oh to
see those days once more!
What do you think?
Perhaps we need to in-
clude prayer in our lives
greater than ever, because
this is when we commune
with God, asking for his
direction in our lives;
praying for each other.
Let's also pray about the
churches that are closing
Sunday and midweek ser-
vices down: yes, we need
to pray that the church will
My prayer is: 'wake up,

News or soap?

In the process of moving
for the last few weeks you
could say that I have been
out of the loop, in that I
have had very little access
to TV, radio or newspapers
during that time.
SYet for months, though I
have never had any interest
in a person by the name of
Anna Nicole Smith, every
time that I have heard any
network news, she is all I
have heard about.
Through the years ev-
erything that I have ever
heard about Anna Nicole
Smith has been repulsive,
as in her death. By the me-
dia reporting so much on
her and her affairs, what
does that say about this
Have we become such
a self-centered people that
the media thinks we would
rather hear about the life
and death of a person who
has basically thrown her
life away and destroyed
others in the process, rather
than report on heroes who
are laying their lives on the
line to protect us and allow
others to have hope of the
same type of freedom that
we enjoy. Have we become
so pampered and bored
with life in general that we
thrive on the hurt and dis-
honesty of others?
After thinking much
about why there would be
so much coverage on such
a person, I had to realize
that what TV basically puts
on is what they believe will
sell. With that question an-
swered, I began to think of
what America is actually

watching, basically, what
is selling?
The answer again came
very easy as I came to the
conclusion that Soap Op-
eras are the big sellers. In
the past, the only time you
saw Soaps were during the
day, so basically we paid
very little attention to them
and made fun of those who
But today, these so-
called Soap Operas, where
people are sleeping with
their neighbors or plot-
ting to destroy someone
else's family, can be seen
under many different titles
such as "Desperate House
Wives," "Men In Trees,"
and the "so called" "Real-
ity Shows" which are basi-
cally the same principle,
people against people, so
that someone is hurt and
And then there are those
"Entertainment" style real-
ity shows that are continu-
ally probing into the lives
of the "so called" rich and
famous and exploiting
them in magazines and on
Television, for the enter-
tainment of others.
By so much News cov-
erage being given to peo-
ple such as Anna Nicole
Smith, Hilton, Madonna
and others, are they tell-
ing us that we want soaps
rather than real news?
By considering what is
considered sellable today
it could be easily said that
we have left the base that
the Lord laid out for us.
We wonder why so many
programs today are about

From the


Tim Hall

homes being torn apart,
because the people in these
programs, are involved in
fornication, adultery and
homosexuality. It can only
mean that we have left the
laws that a loving, great
creator laid out for us, so
that we would enjoy this
life to its fullest.
The wisest man that
ever lived said, "They that
forsake the law praise the
wicked: but such as keep
the law contend with them"
(Proverbs 28:4 KJV). In
reporting the "soaps" of
life it can defiantly be said
that we as a people would
rather praise the wicked
than encourage the keep-
ing of laws.
Solomon went on to say
"He that turns away his ear
from hearing the law, even
his prayer shall be abomi-
nation" (Proverbs 28:9). To
put it in simple terms, I see

that Solomon in his prov-
erbs answers all the ques-
tions about what is taking
place and what is wrong
with our country, the fam-
ily and even the church in
the 21st century.
We have forsaken The
Lord and His laws and re-
placed them with whims
and craves which have en-
couraged the media to stop
reporting real news and re-
placed it with Soaps. May
such reporting be a wake
up call, that we need to turn
from the Soaps of this life
and allow the soap of His
Word (The Bible) bring
cleansing to our souls.
1 John 1:9 reads, "If
we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive
us our sins, and to cleanse
us from all unrighteous-
This message has been
brought to you From the
Heart of Tim Hall, Senior
Pastor, Gully Springs Bap-
tist Church, PO Box 745,
Bonifay, Florida 32425.
Located; 2824 Highway
90 West, three miles west
of the light at Highway
79. Sunday school 9:30
a.m., Morning Worship at
10:45 a.m., Evening wor-
ship at 6:00 p.m., Wednes-
day Prayer and Bible
study for Adults, Youth &
Children 7:00 p.m. 850-
547-3920, E-mail: tim-

684-4601 OR


Bonifay House of Prayer
Everyone is invited to attend the following services.
Sponsored by I WOMAN. They will be held at Bonifay
House of Prayer, 826 Caryville Road, Bonifay.
*March 10 at 6 p.m., Sheila Smith, co-pastor of The
Potter's Hand will be the speaker.
*March 17, Evangelist Elizabeth McCormick will
*March 23 at 6 p.m. Jerre Russell Richter and Gelian
Amos Keeton will be on hand.
*Saturday, 10 a.m. Becky Husky, J. Patt Bilick, I
WOMAN directors, will be featured. At 6 p.m. Ernestine.
Works, Pastor of Eternal Hope Evangelistic Center will
deliver the message.
*March 31, Shirley Cunningham, pastor and founder
of Someone to Care International Ministries will speak..
The mission of International Women of Ministry As-
sociated Network (1WOMAN) is to help women of God.
exercise their grace gifts and edify the body of Christ.
For more information, call J. Patt Bilick at (850) 547-.
2525 or Jerre Russell Richter at 547-5941.

Springfield Community Church
Springfield Community Church located on the corner
of Transmitter Road and J.W. Hunt Boulevard will hold a
southern gospel sing on Sunday, March 14, at 6 p.m.
The Spirit Filled Singers will be featured. They are a
southern gospel group from Northwest Florida and are
comprised of all family members. They have been sing-
ing and ministering in churches for the past 35 years.
The Rev. Donnie Jackson cordially invites everyone
to attend.

Summer camp
Registration is .under way for summer camp at Dog-.
wood Acres, the outdoor ministry of the Presbytery of
Florida and the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Vernon.
Call 535-2695 for additional information or register on
line at www.dogwoodacres.org

Softball tournament
Orange Hill Baptist Church youth are sponsoring
a men's church softball tournament on March 9-10 at
Wausau Possum Palace in Wausau. Starting times will be
announced at a later date. All proceeds will be used for
Orange Hill Baptist youth activities.
To register, or for more information or questions, call
(850) 209-1259 or 638-8917.

Prayer line
Blue Lake Baptist Church has established a prayer line
open to the public. The number is 415-PRAY.The line is
staffed by designated prayer warriors, and an answering
machine will take all calls when they are not available.
SAll messages will be checked, and prayer will be of-
fered for everyone who' calls. If requested, callers can
leave their number and have someone call them back to
pray with them.

Gospel bluegrass jam
New Home Baptist Church will hold its second-Satur-
day gospel bluegrass jam and covered dish supper March
10 and everyone is invited.
"Come and enjoy the music and Christian fellowship,"
a spokesman urged. "Music starts at 5 p.m.'"
New Home Baptist Church is located at 494 New Home
Circle in Graceville. For more information, call 283-1556
or 638-1700.

Faith Cornerstone Church
Revival services will be held through March 30 at the
Faith Cornerstone Church in Malone. Prophetess and
Pastor Virginia M. Smith, invites everyone to come and
see the profound miracles of God.
"See the sick being healed and people who are bound
being delivered and set free," she says.
Services will be held 6 p.m. each week night through
March 30. They will include praise and worship from 6-7
p.m., plus preaching and deliverance at 7 p.m. CST.
To reach Faith Cornerstone Church, take Hwy 71 north
to Malone, turn left at the red light, travel about one mile
and turn right onto Collins Chapel Road. The church sits
on the right.
Regular worship services are held on the first and fourth
Sunday at 10 a.m. Prayer and Bible study is held at 7
p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call Proph-
etess Virginia M. Smith at (850) 569-5600, or Elder J.
Andrews, 482-8766.

I Am Inn Ministries benefit
"You Took Me Inn" benefit for the I Am Inn Ministries,
will be held Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Ag Center in Chipley, Hwy. 90. This is a transition
house for women, providing a place for women in transi-
tion from incarceration, poverty, and homelessness..
The public invited to enjoy barbecued Boston butt
plates with green beans, potato salad, rolls, dessert, and
drink for $5 a plate. Local church groups will provide
musical entertainment.

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Baptist College of

Florida news
*The Baptist College of
Florida in Graceville will
host the annual Powell
Lecture Series on March
26-28, at 10 a.m. in the
R. G. Lee

Lecture Se-
ries guest ,I
will be the
Rev. Glen
Owens, Owens
Director-Treasurer and Di-
rector of the Church Ser-
vices Division of the Flor-
ida Baptist Convention.
Owens brings a wealth of
leadership experience as
the prestigious lecture se-
ries speaker.
In addition to being, a
Certified Church Business
Administrator, Owens is a
graduate of Louisiana Tech
University in Ruston, La.
and. has continued study
credits from Southwestern
Baptist Theological Semi-
nary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He is a member of the First
Baptist Church in Jackson-
ville and a member of the
America Institute of Par-
The event is free to the
public and everyone is
invited. For more infor-
mation, contact 800-328-
2660, ext. 446 or access
the website at www.bap-

*The Annual Evangelism
Conference for The Baptist
College of Florida will be
held on April 9-10 at 10
a.m. in the R. G. Lee Cha-
pel. The event is free and
everyone is invited. The
conference speaker will be
Dr. Craig Conner, pastor
of the First Baptist Church
of Panama
has served
as Senior
Pastor of

Church Conner

City since
1998. With over 25 years
of pastoral experience,
Conner has led churches
through tremendous spiri-
tual growth as well as nu-
merical growth.
A 1985 BCF graduate
and current Chairman of
the Board of Trustees, Con-
ner has made it a priority to
support and champion the
school that is, "Changing
the World Through the Un-
changing Word�."
He received his theolog-
ical education from Florida
Baptist Theological Col-
lege, New Orleans Bap-
tist Theological Seminary,
Master's School of Divin-
ity, and Trinity Theological
Seminary. He is a native of
For more information
on the Evangelism Confer-

ence or Chapel speakers,
contact 800-328-2660 ext.
446 or visit the website at
*On Thursday, March
29, at 7p.m., John White
will be performing at The
Baptist College of Florida.
White completed a degree
in Church Music at BCF
and is currently a gradu-
ate student at the Univer-
sity of Florida. While at
BCF, he was featured as
a soloist and as a member
of the choir performing in
sohn' s
Requiem, White
and Han-
del's Messiah.
White has enjoyed suc-
cess in several competi-
tions including NATS Dis-
trict and Regional compe-
titions, the Metropolitan
Opera National Council
Auditions, and will soon
be competing in the Palm
Beach Opera Vocal com-
petition later this Spring.
White is an avid lover of
German lieder, 19th Cen-
tury Opera, and popular
Besides classical music,
White has a strong passion
for Christian music, specif-
ically hymn literature and
southern gospel genre. He
has performed all over the

United States as a solo art-
ist and has released several
White will graduate
from the University of
Florida with a Master's de-
gree in Vocal Performance
this Spring and looks for-
ward to spreading the gos-
pel through song.
Everyone is invited to at-
tend White's performance
on March 29 in the R. G.
Lee Chapel.
For more information,
contact the Music Division-
at 850-263-3261 ext. 490.

Gully Springs Baptist
Church youth are selling
strawberries. They are $15
a flat and will be ready for
pick-up on April 5, and the
last date to order is March
30. Call Kim at 527-1882
or the church 547-3920
for more information or to
order. All proceeds go for
summer missions.

Straight and

Narrow in concert
The Straight and Nar-
row Gospel Group will
be in concert March 24 at
Bethany Baptist Church,
10 miles north of Bonifay
on Hwy. 79.
Supper will be served at
6 p.m. and the concert will
begin at 7 p.m. There is no
charge for either event.
Straight and Narrow has
been part of gospel music
for several years. Every-

one is invited to attend and
share good food, fellow-
ship and wonderful music.

Oak Grove


There will be a Blue-
grass Gospel Sing at Oak
Grove Pentecostal Minis-
tries, North of Highway 2
on 179, Bonifay, on March
9, at 7 p.m.
Special guest will be
The Wilkersons and the
host group will be Straight
and Narrow Bluegrass.
For more info please call
334-588-6052 or e-mail

Rivertown Girls
Lakeview Methodist
Church will host a gospel
sing, featuring the River-
town Girls, Sunday March
11, beginning at 1 p.m.
free of charge. The church
is located five miles north
of Vernon on Hwy. 279 at
Pate Pond Road.

Wausau Assembly

of God.
Wausau Assembly of
God Church will host a
revival meeting March 11-
13, with the Rev. Charles
Frichey conducting servic-
es each night.
Sunday night service
will begin at 6 p.m. Mon-
day-Wednesday services

will start at 7 p.m. The
Church is located on High-
way 77 in Wausau.
The pastor and congre-
gation invites everyone to
attend for a time of refresh-
ing in the Lord. For addi-
tional information, call
(850) 638-0883.


Heaven's Garden Min-
istries, Inc. and Rising Sun
Ministries invites you to
a one-day women's con-
ference "Transformed By
His Hand", Saturday, April
14, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at
Vernon Community Center
(old cafeteria) old Vernon
High School, 2808 Yel-
low Jacket Drive, Vernon.
There is no registration
fee. A love offering will be
Guest speakers are Pas-
tor Aida Spina, Heaven's
Garden Ministries, Evan-
gelist Sandra Ohmer, edi-
tor of Street Talk, and Pas-
tor Ann Blount, Covenant
Partners Ministries.
A day for all women to
be refreshed and encour-
aged in the presence of
the Lord. Bring a friend. A
continental breakfast will
be served.
There will be a special
musical guest, gifts and so
much more.
To make reservations,
call 850-547-2619 ore-mail
com for more information.

Orange Hill Baptist: 3.6 miles east of
Wausau, off Pioneer Road at 3485 Gainer
Road. Pastor is Phillip Gainer.
Northside Assembly of God: 1009
N Rangeline St., across from Bonifay El-
ementary. Pastor is Edwin Bell.
Christian Haven: Finch Circle,
Wausau. Pastor is Carlos Finch.
Gully Springs Baptist: Three miles
west of Bonifay on Hwy. 90. Pastor is Tim
Vernon Evangelistic: Hwy. 79. Pastor
is Calvin Sherrouse.
White Double Pond: Pastor is Mi-
chael Monk.
St. John Free Will Baptist: St. John's
Road, Bonifay.
Chipley First Presbyterian: Fifth
Street and Watts Avenue.
Bonifay United Methodist: Okla-
homa Street.
Yes Lord Deliverance Church of
God in Christ: 1229 Jackson Avenue in
Chipley. Pastor is David Woods Jr.
Winterville Assembly of God: Dog-
wood Lakes Road. Pastor Mitch Johnson.
Wausau First Baptist: Hwy. 77.
Wausau United Methodist: Hwy. 77.
Sunny Hills Presbyterian: 3768
Country Club Blvd. Pastor is the Rev. Ruth
Sunny Hills First Baptist: 1886 Sun-
ny Hills Blvd. Pastor is Mike Swingle.
Berean Baptist: 1438 Nearing Hills
Road in Chipley. Shane Skelton is pastor.
Bethlehem Baptist: Hwy. 177. Pastor
is Dr. Wesley Adams.
Gap Pond Free Will Baptist: 1980
Gap Blvd. in Sunny Hills. Pastor is Joe
Shiloh Missionary Baptist: 3013
Moss Hill Road in Vernon. Pastor is the
Rev. Marcelious Willis Jr.
Evergreen Missionary Baptist:
Church is located in Westville.
Liberty: Creek Road in Vernon. Pastor
is Dennis Boyett.
Blue Lake Baptist: Southeast corner
where 1-10 and Highway 77 cross on the
Country Oaks Baptist: 574 Buckhorn
Blvd., 17 miles southeast of Chipley off
Orange Hill Road and Quail Hollow Blvd.
Michael Vosbrink is pastor.
Chipley Church of Christ: 1295
Brickyard Road. Wes Webb is minister.
Abigail Free Will Baptist: Dawkins
Street in Vernon.
Hickory Hill Baptist: 1656 Hickory
Hill Road (Hwy. 181 N), Westville.
Chipley First United Methodist:
1285 Jackson Ave.
New Zion Baptist: Hwy. 177-A north
of Hwy. 2.
Open Pond United Pentecostal: 1885
Hwy. 179-A, Westville. Pastor is Ray Con-
Bonifay Free Will Baptist: Corner of
Kansas Avenue and Oklahoma Street. Pas-
tor is Tim Schneider.
Tabernacle of Praise Church of God:
Hwy. 77 South. Pastor is Victor Fisher.
East Mt. Zion United Methodist:
Hwy. 173 N.. 10 miles from Bonifay.
St. Luke African Methodist Episco-
pal (AME): Jackson Community Road.
Jerome J. Goodman is pastor.
St. John AME: First and third Sun-
days. Pastor Jerome J. Goodman.
Graceville Community: 1005 E. Prim
Ave. Dale Worley is pastor.
Mt. Ida Congregational Methodist:
Just off Hwy. 2 in Holmes County's New
Hope community. Pastor is the Rev. Tom
Little Rock Assembly of God: Hwy.
173. six miles north of Bonifay. Pastor is
Josh Garner.
Chipley First Baptist: 1300 South Blvd.
Pastor is Michael Orr.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist: 614
Bennett Drive, Chipley. Price Wilson is

Wausau Pentecostal Holiness: 2201
Pioneer Road. Pastor is James Barwick.
Chipley First Baptist: 1300 South
Live Oak Assembly of God: Just off
Hwy. 177-A north of Bonifay. Pastor is the
the Rev. Kenneth Martin.
Westville Assembly of God: Hwy 181
North. Pastor is Lavon Burke.
Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist: 1900
Pleasant Hill Rd.
Eastside Baptist: Hwy. 277, Vernon.
Vernon United Methodist: Hwy. 79.
Pastor is John Kramer.
Cypress Creek Community Church:
2.5 miles west of Alford'at 1.772 Macedo-
nia Road. Pastor is James Vickery.
West Bonifay Baptist: 609 W. Indiana
Bonnett Pond Community Church:
2680 Bonnett Pond Rd. between Wausau
and Vernon. Pastor is the Rev. Teddy Joe
Grace Lutheran: Hwy. 90 East, Boni-
fay. Interim pastor is Jerry Conley.
Chipley First Free Will Baptist: 1387
South Blvd. Pastor is the Rev. Paul Smith.
Bethany Baptist: 10 miles north of
Bonifay on Hwy. 79. Pastor is Ed Barley.
Shiloh Baptist: Church located on
Hwy. 277, three miles south of Hwy. 90 in
Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle: Hwy.
77 between Sunny Hills and Greenhead.
Pastor is Larry Willoughby.
Wausau Assembly of God: Hwy. 77.
Pastor is Danny Burns.
The Potter's Hands: Greenhead at
*corner of Hwy. 77 and Pine Log Road. Pas-
tors are Robert and Sheila Smith.
Oakie Ridge Baptist: Corner of Or-
ange Hill and Gilbert's Mill roads, south-
east of Chipley.
Blessed Trinity Catholic: Hwy. 177-A
in Bonifay.
Holmes Creek Baptist: Cope Road
northwest of Chipley.
Spirit-Filled Church of God in
Christ: 2128 Pate Pond Rd, Caryville. Pas-
tor is Elder Tony Howard.
New Hope United Methodist: State
Road 79 south, of Vernon.
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic:
Hwy. 77 South, Chipley.
Church of God by Faith: 3012 Church
St., Vernon. Pastor is Elder T. Powell.
Holmes Valley Community Church:
3550 Fanning Branch Road, Vernon. Pas-
tors Willis and Drucile Hagan.
New Prospect Baptist: 761 New
Prospect Road, Chipley. Pastor is Kermit
Piney Grove Free Will Baptist: 1783
Piney Grove Rd, south of Chipley. Pastor
is Tim Owen.
Bethlehem United Methodist: Hwy.
177, look for sign.
Sweet Gum Holiness: 105 Corbin Rd.,
Red Hill United Methodist: State
Road 2, two miles west of SR 79. Pastor is
Rev. Buddy Pennington.
Cedar Grove United Methodist: Two
miles west of Miller's Crossroads on Hwy.
2. Pastor is John Hinkle.
New Bethel AME: Hwy. 90 in Boni-
fay. Pastor is Alice Hennessey.
St. Matthew's Episcopal: Hwy. 90
West, Chipley. Vicar is Ward S. Clarke.
Salem Free Will Baptist: 2555 Kynes-
ville Road (Hwy. 276) between Cottondale
and Alford. Pastor is Donnie Hussey.
Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist: 1233
Old Bonifay Rd., Chipley. Pastor is Dr.
H.G. McCollough.
Bonifay First Baptist: 311 N. Wauke-
sha. Shelley Chandler is pastor.
Harris Chapel Holiness: Eight miles
north of Caryville on Hwy. 179. Pastors are
the Rev. Norman and Judy Harris.
First United Pentecostal: 1816 Hwy.

90 W., Chipley. Pastor is James Caudle.
Bonifay House of Prayer: 826 N.
Caryville Rd. Pastor Devon Richter.
Poplar Head United Methodist: 1.5
miles north of Hwy. 2 on Hwy. 163.
Bonifay First Assembly: 116 Main St.
Pastor is John Chance.
Faith Covenant Fellowship: Hwy.
277 half-mile south of I-10.
East Pittman Freewill Baptist: 1/2
mile north of Hwy 2 on 179. Pastor is Her-
man Sellers.
Grant Tabernacle AME: 577 Martin
Luther King, Chipley. Pastor is the 'Rev.
Larry Brown.
New Hope Baptist: Intersection of
Hwys. 2 and 179A.
St. Joseph AME: 1401 Monroe Shef-
field Rd., Chipley. Pastor is the Rev. Roy
Leonia Baptist: Church is located in
northwest Holmes County. Pastor is Stacy
Caryville Evangelistic Center:
Wright's Creek Road in Caryville, just
north of Hwy. 90. Pastor is Wayne Bran-
Hard Labor Creek Community
Church: 1705 Pioneer Road, three miles
east of caution light. Pastor is the Rev.
George M. Rogers.
Johnson Temple First Born Holi-
ness: 793 Orange St., Chipley.
New Bethany Assembly of God:
Shaky Joe Road just off Hwy. 280 at Hin-
son's Crossroads. Pastor is Leon Jenkins.
New Faith Temple: 841 Orange Hill
Rd. Evangelist is Annie Holmes.
Mt. Olive Assembly of God: Hwy.
179-A off Hwy. 2. Pastor is Thomas Ealum
New Smyrna Church: Adolph Whita-
ker Road six miles north of Bonifay. Pastor
is the Rev. Michael Tadlock.
Lakeview United Methodist: Hwy.
279 near Five Points, 1970 Lakeview
Drive. Pastor is Mike Weeks.
Pleasant Grove United Methodist:
2430 Shakey Joe Road, near Hinson's
Crossroads. Pastor is Mike Weeks.
Chipley First Assembly of God: 567
N. Main St. Pastor the Rev. Dallas Pettis.
Northside Baptist: Intersection of
Hwys. 81 and 90 in Ponce de Leon. Pastor
is Ken Harrison.
Church of God of Prophecy: 1386
W. Jackson Ave., Chipley. Pastor is Ernest
SChristian Fellowship Center: Monroe
Sheffield Road, 10 miles south of Chipley
off SR 77. Pastor is Joseph W. Harmon.
McQueen's Temple FBC of Living
God: 5681 Hwy. 79 South, Vernon. Pastor
is John O. Brown.
New Life Fellowship: 695 5th St.,
Chipley. Pastor Vince Spencer.
Mt. Zion Independent Baptist: Hwy
2, one mile west of Hwy 79 in Esto. Pastor
is Steve Boroughs.
Unity Baptist: 3274 River Road,
Hinson's Crossroads. Pastor is Lindsey
Miracle Valley Spirit of Holiness:
3754 Bunyon Drive, off Hwy. 77 near Sun-
ny Hills. Pastor W.D. King.
Smith Chapel Assembly of God:
2549 Smith Chapel Road, just off Hwy.
177-A. Pastor is George Stafford.
Orange Hill United Methodist: Sun-
day Road off Orange Hill Road. Pastor is
Ron Alderman.
Otter Creek United Methodist:
North of Ponce de Leon off Hwy. 81 (look
for sign).
Poplar Head Independent Free Will
Baptist: Poplar Head Road. Pastor is the
Rev. James Pate.
Sand Hills Baptist: 6758 Hwy. 77.
Pastor is T. Keith Gann.
Lovewood Free Will Baptist: 1745
Lovewood Road, Cottondale. Pastor is
Henry Matthews.

Courts of Praise: 1720 Clayton Road,
Chipley. Pastor is Rick Lovett.
Faith Assembly of God: Underwood
Road behind Poplar Springs School. Pastor
is Charles Carlton.
St. Matthew's Missionary Baptist:
4156 St. Matthew's Road, Caryville. Pas-
tor is the Rev. James Johns.
Holyneck Missionary Baptist: 3395
Cemetery Lane, Campbellton. Pastor is
Richard Peterson Sr.
Family Worship Center: 531 Rock
Hill Church Road.
Sunny Hills Chapel: 4283 Hwy. 77.
Pastor is William E. Holman.
Bonifay Seventh Day Adventist: 604
Mathusek St. Pastor is Chuck Woods.
Northwest Florida Christian
Church: 4465 Hwy. 77.
New Concord Free Will Baptist:
James Paulk Road off Hwy. 177. Pastor
James Carnley.
Amazing Grace Faith Fellowship
Assembly: 3253 Hwy. 2. Pastor is Bobby
Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God: Hwy.
179-A, eight miles north of Westville. Pas-
tor is Terry A. Broome.
Beulah Anna Baptist: Coursey Road
a half-mile off Hwy. 81. Pastor is David
Poplar Springs Baptist: 1098 Love-
wood Road, Graceville. Pastor John How-
Union Hill Baptist: Hwy. 177, a mile
south of Hwy. 2. Pastor is Maurice Jen-
New Effort Church: New Effort
Church Road, Bonifay. Pastor is Brent
Bonifay Church of God: Brock Ave.
Pastor is Clyde Ford.
True Holiness Pentecostal: 5099 Lit-
tle Rock Circle, Ebro. Pastor is Louis D.
Turning Point First United Pentecos-
tal: Hwy. 90 West, Chipley. Pastor is James
New Orange Baptist: 782 Alford
Road. Pastor is Alcus Brock.
Ebro Assembly of God: Hwy. 79
South. Pastor is Lloyd Lykins.
The Word Church: 335 Alford Road,
Cottondale. Pastors are Buddy and Jeanne
Caryville Baptist: 4217 Old Bonifay
Road. Pastor is Aubrey Herndon.
Third United Holiness: 608 West 8th
Ave., Graceville. Pastor is Arthur Fulton.
Grace & Glory Worship Center:
1328 Railroad Ave., Chipley. Pastor is
Debbie Williams.
House of Prayer Worship Center:
763 West Blvd. Pastor is Anthony B. McK-
Noma Baptist: Hwy. 175 north of
Hwy. 2.
New Beginning Baptist: 1049 Sand-
ers Ave., Graceville. Pastor is Rudolph
Northwest Florida Christian Church:
4465 Hwy. 77 (meets Sundays at 6 p.m. for
Bible study). Pastor is Fred King.
Moss Hill Church: Second and fourth
Sunday, 2 p.m. Off Hwy. 279.
Graceville First Assembly of God:
5565 Brown Street. Pastor is Charles Jack-
Esto First Baptist: 1050 N Hwy 79..
Pastor is Ryan Begue.
Cornerstone Harvest Outreach: Cor-
ner of Reno and Fanning Branch, Vernon.
Pastors are Willis and Drucile Hagan.
Cords of Love Assembly of God:
2060 Bethlehem Road, off Hwy. 276, in the
Kynesville area. Pastor is Jerry Sanford.
Carmel Assembly of God: County
Road 160 in the Bethlehem Community.
Pastor is Tommy Moore.
Vernon Assembly of God Church:
3349 McFatter Avenue. Pastor is the Rev.
Wesley Hall

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Inamell Price, 81
Inamell Bishop Price
of Westville died Feb. 23
at her home there. She as
born June 15, 1925, in
Lawrence, S.C., to Har-
vey Justin and Ollie Estell
In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death
by her husband, Alto Price;
a son, William Price; great-
grandson, Chuck Watson,
five brothers, Marvin, Roy,
Earl, Willie and Harrison
Bishop; and a sister, Ollie
Mae Smith.
Survivors include a son,
Raymond Price of West-
ville; a daughter, Kathy
Cullifer and husband, Ted,
also of Westville; brother,
Niles Bishop of Shelby,
N.C.; two sisters, Gladys
Beck of Woodruff, S.C. ,
and Irene Miller of Water-
loo, S.C.; 11 grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchil-
Funeral was Feb. 26 at
the Church of Jesus Christ
in Caryville with Rev. Cur-
tis Moseley officiating.
Burial was in Caryville
City Cemetery with Peel
Funeral Home of Bonifay
Curtis Deese, 64
Curtis H. Deese of
Malone died Feb. 26 at
his home there. A native
of Cottonwood, Ala., he
had spent most of his life
in Jackson County where
he was a farmer. He was of
the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his
wife, Helen Deese of
Malone; three sons, Benny
Deese of Pansey, Ala., Ste-
ven Deese of Chipley and
Danny Syfrett of Alford;
two daughters, Michele
Syfrett of Alford and Jen-
nifer Deese of Chipley; a
brother, J.R. Deese of Cot-
tonwood; one sister, Katie
Nell Sanders of Dothan;
two sisters-in-law, Minnie
Hewett and Tina Brogdon;
a special brother-in-law,,
Lynn Brogdon; a special
niece, Brittany Hewett and
18 grandchildren.
Funeral was March 1
at Collins Chapel Baptist
Church with the Rev. Den-
nis Cramer officiating.
Burial was in the church
cemetery with James &
Sikes Funeral Home, Mad-
dox Chapel of Marianna,
Jacqueline Donaldson, 82
Jacueline B. Donaldson
of Lititz, Pa., died Feb. 27.
She was born Nov. 25 in
Vernon to the late James A.
and Lonnie Fails Burde-
A former resident of Chi-
pley, she had worked for
Southern Bell Telephone
Company as a switchboard
operator, a position she re-
tired from after 30 years of
service. She was a member
of Shiloh Baptist Church in
Chipley, she was past sec-
retary and past chairman
of the Hobbies Division of
the Telephone Pioneers of
Donaldson was preced-
ed in death by her husband,
Granton C. Donaldson; a
sister, Ruth Cook; and a
brother, Earl Burdeshaw.
Survivors include a
daughter and son-in-law,
Joyce and Kevin Sem-
rau of Lititz; a son, James
A. Donaldson of Panama
City; a brother and sister- .
in-law, Leon and Geraldine

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Burdeshaw of Niceville;
a grandson, three grand-
daughters, and two great-
A memorial service will
be held at Shiloh Baptist
Church in May. Time and
date will be announced lat-
er. Furman Home for Fu-
nerals of Leola, Pa., was in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations
may be made to Hospice
of Lancaster County, P.O.
Box 4125, Lancaster, PA
17604-4125, or to Shiloh.
Baptist Church, 1976 Shi-
loh Lane (Hwy 277) Chi-
pley, FL 32428.
Jean R. Pitre, 88
Jean. Raley Pitre of
Pensacola died there Feb.
28. She was born Oct.
13, 1919, in Washington
County to Benjamin and
Mena (Burke) Raley.
She was of the Baptist
faith and was a member
of the East Brent Baptist
Church in Pensacola.
Survivors include two
sisters-in-law, several niec-
es and nephews.
Funeral was held March
2 at the Pleasant Grove
Methodist Church with
the Rev. Mike Weeks of-
ficiating. Burial was in
the church cemetery with
Brown Funeral Home of
Chipley directing.
James Whitehurst, 76
James Edward White-
hurst of DeFuniak Springs
died Feb. 28. He was born
June 11, 1930, in Yeehaw
Junction to James Willis
and Sadie E. Whitehurst of
Avon Park. He had lived in
DeFuniak Springs for the
past five years.
Whitehurst served in the
U.S. Army for. 22 years.
His career took him to Oki-
nawa, Korea, Germany and
Anmar Ethiopia. He retired
from the army in 1969 and
began his career with the
Florida Department of Cor-
rections in 1974 at Avon
Park Correctional Institu-
tion. He later relocated to
Bonifay where he contin-
ued his career with DOC at
the Caryville Work Camp
until retirement in 1992.
He was preceded in
death by his parents and
two brothers, Jimmy W.
Whitehurst of Bonifay and
Charles H. Whitehurst of
Old Towne.
Survivors include his
wife of 54 years, Carolyn
Whitehurst; a daughter and

son-in-law, Debbie and
Gary Simpko of Streator,
Ill.; three sons and two
daughters-in-law, Eddie
Whitehurst of Panama City
Beach, Jeffery and Denise
Whitehurst of Bonifay,
Will and Maria Whitehu-
rst of DeFuniak Springs;
three sisters, Vivian Rich
and Sara Whitehurst, both
of Avon Park, and Velma
Johnson of Townsend,
Mont., numerous grand-
children and great-grand-
A memorial service was
held March 5 at East Bap-
tist Church in DeFuniak
Springs with the Rev. Dean
Whitaker officiating.
Lona Adkins, 101
Lona Wilcox Adkins of
Chipley died March 1 at
Gulf Coast Medical Cen-
ter in Panama City. She
was born March 29, 1905
in Holmes County to Alex-
ander and Texan (Maddox)
She married James Wil-
liam Adkins Oct. 7, 1923,
and they lived in Pensacola
for a time before moving
to Bonifay where they at-
tended Live Oak Assembly
of God and were active in
Sunday school ministry.
After moving to Chipley,
she attended the assembly
of God Church there.
She spent much of her
life caring for others, in-
cluding a sister, brother,
nephew, granddaughter
and grandson. She worked
as a private duty caregiver
for the elderly and as a
checker in the Wainwright
Shipyard during World
War II.
Chipley City Council
declared March 29, 2005,
as Lona Wilcox Adkins
Survivors include two
daughters, Betty (Adkins)
Strait and Ruth Fisher, both
of Chipley; three grand-
children, two great-grand-
children and three great-
Funeral was March 4
at Live Oak Assembly of
God with the Revs. Dallas
Pettis and Kenny Martin
Sims Funeral Home of
Bonifay was in charge of
Burial was in the church
cemetery with Sims Funer-
al Home of Bonifay direct-
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Elizabeth Ann Fielding
Shields Bialka of Bonifay
died Feb. 22 at her home.
She was born April 9, 1962,
in Columbus, Ga.
She was preceded in
death by her father, Wal-
ter Rufus Fielding, and her
husband, Keith Bialka.
Survivors include her
mother and stepfather,
JoAnn and Tommy Swin-
dle of Caryville; two sons,
Jason C. Shields of De-
troit, Mich., and Joshua A.
Shields of Lynn Haven; a
brother and sister-in-law,
Walter Russell and Marcia
Fielding of Sunny Hills;
sister, Candi Regina Turb-
erville of Bonifay; and the
father of her children, Sam
Shields of Bonifay.
Memorial services were
held March 2 in the funeral
home chapel. Memorial-
ization was by cremation
with Peel Funeral Home
of Bonifay in charge of ar-
Daniel Purvis Jr., 65
Daniel Union Purvis Jr.
of Bonifay died Feb. 26
at Bonifay Nursing and
Rehab there. He was born
Feb. 20, 1942, in Port St.
Joe, son of Daniel Union
Purvis Sr. and Eula Mae
Keith Purvis, who preced-
ed him in death.
Survivors include his
wife, Betty Sue Brannon
Purvis of Bonifay; two
sons and a daughter-in-
law, John and Sabrina Pur-
vis of Southport, and Mark
Brownell of Bonifay; two
daughters and sons-in-law,
Connie and Jim Foxworth
of Slocomb, Ala., Teresa
and Jamie Hawkins of
Panama City; two broth-
ers, Lyndon Purvis of Ver-
non and James Purvis of
High Springs; two sisters,
Ruby Warne of Vernon and
Polly Purvis of Bonifay,
nine grandchildren and one
Services were held
March 1 in the funeral
home chapel with the Rev.
Wayne Brannon officiat-

Burial was in Steverson
Cemetery in Holmes Coun-
ty with Peel Funeral Home
of Bonifay directing.
Bernard Cushman Jr., 61
Bernard Clyde Cushman
died Feb. 24 in Panama
City following a short ill-
ness. He was born Dec. 31,
1945, in Boonville, N.Y.
He grew up and was edu-
cated in Richfield Springs,
N.Y. and had traveled all
over North America.
For the past 15 years, he
had lived in Orange, Texas,
where he was employed by
American Air Boat of Or-
ange. He designed and built
air boats and was consid-
ered the most dedicated of
employees. He was given
a commemorative coin by
the U.S. Coast Guard for
assisting in the rescue of
Hurricane Katrina victims
with an American Airboat.
He was preceded in death
by a sister, Ruth Jackson.
Survivors include his
son, Bernard Cushman IV
of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; a
daughter, Laura Cushman
of Honolula, HI.; father
and stepmother, Bernard
C. and Jeannie Cushman of
Louisa, Va.; mother, Caro-
line V. Ingersoll of Water-
ville, N.Y.; six brothers,
Gary Cushman of Vernon,
Paul Cushman of Panama
City Beach, John Cush-
man of Remsen, N.Y., Kit
Cushman of Walden, N.Y.,
Rusty Cushman of Mont-
gomery, N.Y., and Jeremy
Cushman of Blue Mont,
Va.; three sisters, Daisy
Cushman of Bridgewater,
N.Y., Bea Dennis of Rem-
sen, and Jennifer Cushman
of Charlottesville, Va.,
many nieces and nephews.
Sims Funeral Home of
Bonifay was in charge of
Mabel Wilkinson, 80
Mabel Audrey Wilkin-
son of Glennville, Ga.,
died Feb. 26 at Evans Me-
morial Hospital there. She
was born Oct. 26, 1926,
in Bonifay, the ninth child
of Elak C. and Molly Pate

Mabel was an active
long-time member of the
Glennville First Christian
Church after moving to
Georgia in' 1950. In her
younger years, she was an
active member of Calvary
Baptist Church. She was
interested in her commu-
nity and worked for many
years at the election polls.
She served as a substitute
teacher at Glennville High
School for more than 15
At one time, she was a
successful district manager
forTupperware. Friends say
she was an excellent seam-
stress, an accomplished
artist and a top-notch cook
and pastry chef.
She wrote and published
a book, My Link to the
Past, which contained sto-
ries of her life growing up
in rural Panhandle Florida
during the depression. The
book holds a special place
in a time capsule buried in
front of Glennville City
Survivors include her
husband,James R. "Bobby"
Wilkinson of Glennville; a
son and daughter-in-law,
Gary A. and Linda Swin-
dell of Waynesboro, Ga.;
a daughter, Rebecca Gail
Swindell of Denver, Colo.;
two sisters and brothersin-
law, Bonnie and Ed Hagler
of Columbus, Ga., Juanita
and Shirley Kent of Mil-
len, Ga.; a grandson of
Waynesboro, and numer-
ous cousins in Bonifay.
Funeral was Feb. 28 at
Glennville First Christian
Church with the Revs. Jack
Hudson and James Crock-
ett officiating.
Burial followed in Glen-
nville City Cemetery with
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral
Home of Glennville in
charge of arrangements.


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95th birthday party
The Rev. Murphy Bullington will celebrate his 95th
birthday with a party on Tuesday, March 27, from 12:30
- 2 p.m. Festivities will be held in the main dining room
at Bonifay Nursing Home. Special guest, the Rev. Tom-
my Moore will be on hand to speak and sing. Murphy's
family invites everyone attend and help him celebrate.

Workforce Development Board
Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board
will hold the following meetings during the month of
The Outreach/Economic Development Committee, 5
p.m., March 9, at the One-Stop Center in Marianna.
SA general meeting will take place 6 p.m., March 9. at
the One-Stop Center in Marianna.

BGA exhibit
SColleen Guy has a solo art exhibit at the Bonifay
Guild of the Arts Feb. 20 - March 2. A reception was
held February 20.
Her artwork can also be viewed at www.bonifayguild-
For additional information on this artist and others,
call Bonifay Guild for the Arts, Inc. at (850) 547-3530.

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Stanford is finalist
Jordan Stanford was one of six girls chosen to rep-
resent Florida as part of the homecoming court for the
America's Homecoming Queen at the Liberty Bowl in
Memphis, Tenn. on December 29. She is also a finalist
for the Florida Homecoming Queen pageant being held
in Orlando in April of this year.
Jordan is the daughter of Gerald and Linda Stanford of
Lynn Haven, and the granddaughter of James and Lola
Clark of Chipley, and the late Luther and Odessa Stan-
ford of Panama City.


Mary Griffin, 81
Mary Alice Griffin
of Columbus, Ga., died
March 1 at St. Francis
Hospital there. She was a
former resident of Bonifay,
daughter of the late John
and Florence Griffin.
SSurvivors include a sis-
ter, Pauline Grantham of
Haines City; a niece, Mary
Dye of Columbus, and a
nephew, Eddie Sims of
A graveside service was
held March 3 in St. John's
Cemetery with the Rev.
David Lauen officiating.
Sims Funeral Home of
Bonifay was in charge of
Callie Dickerson, 88
Callie Catherine Dicker-
son of Douglas, Ga., died
Feb. 26 at Coffee Regional
Hospital there. She was a
former resident of Boni-
fay, and a member of First
Baptist Church there.
She was a retired ele-
mentary school teacher.
Survivors include a
sister, Evaleen Miller of
Douglas; two nieces, Mary
Catherine Sapp of Lees-
burg and Martha Morrison
of Winston-Salem, N.C.;
and a nephew, Jerry Dick-
erson of Houston, Texas.
Services were held

March 2 in the funeral
home chapel with the Rev.
Shelly Chandler officiat-
Burial was in Bonifay
Cemetery with Sims Fu-
neral Home of Bonifay di-
Anthony Hinson, 21
Anthony (Tony) Hinson
of Dothan, Ala., died Feb.
24 following a brief battle
with a rare type of cancer.
He was born In Fort Ruck-
er, Ala., and was a 2004
graduate of Dothan High
School. He was recently
accepted into the nursing
program at Wallace Com-
munity College.
Survivors include his
paternal grandparents,
with whom he lived, Clyde
,"Buddy" and Margaret
Hinson of Dothan; aunt and
uncle, Phillip and Lizzie
White, and their children,
Troy and Ashley White, of
Dothan; his parents, Debo-
rah Stubbs of Chipley and
Oscar White Jr. of Dothan;
sisters, Kecia Maines of
Graceville and Amanda
Miles of Chipley; paternal
grandfather, Oscar White
Sr. of Bristol; maternal
grandmother, Rosie Alex-
ander of Dothan; a special
aunt, "Gee Gee" Margie
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ily of Las Vegas, Nevada,
Rickey and Sylvia Harden
and child, Jonathan Webb,
Joe Cobb and family, all of
Atlanta, Ga.; great aunts,
Sue Locke of Dothan,
Martha Bennett of Palatka,
who helped care for him
during his time at the Na-
tional Institute of Health
Research in Bethesda, Md;
several other aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends.
Graveside service was
March 2 at First United
Methodist Church Cem-
etery in Cottondale. The
Rev. Bobby Fletcher of
First Baptist Church of
Chipley officiated with
Robert Byrd of Williams
Funeral Home, Graceville,
Memorials may be made
to "The Children's Inn," 7
West Drive, Bethesda, MD
Lynda Kinman, 59
Lynda Kinman of Hart-
ford died Feb. 27 at Flow-
ers Hospital in Dothan,
Ala. She had been a fourth-
grade teacher at Bethlehem
Elementary School for the
past two years.
Kinman was a mem-
ber of the Hartford Bap-
tist Church for more than

30 years, and was serving
as Sunday school teacher
there at the time of her
She retired with more
than 30 years in the Ala-
bama Education System as
a teacher in both Hartford
and Slocomb elementary
schools. She was a talented
artist and was twice recog-
nized by the White House
for her beautiful decorated
Survivors include her
husband, Gary G. Kinman;
daughter, Heather Manry
and son-in-law, Steven
(Bo) J. Manry Jr. of Locust
Grove, Ga.; mother, Mar-
tha Ann Helms of Crest-
view; four sisters, Jane
Gandy of Havana, Angela
Chellette of Chattahooch-
ee, Mychaelle Monarch
of Carrollton, Texas, Kym
Yeichner of Dallas, Texas;
father-in-law, Glenn W.
Kinman of Hartford, sev-
eral nieces and nephews
and friends.
Funeral was March 2 at
Hartford Baptist Church
with the Revs. Bruce Spiv-
ey and Mat Basford offici-
Burial followed in Hart-
ford City. Cemetery with
Bottoms Garden Chapel of
Hartford directing.

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Caryville's Worm Fiddlin" Festival has been planned
for Saturday, May 5, at Caryville Town Hall. The town
also is planning a Worm Fiddlin' Pageant for girls ages
2-18. It will be held 6 p.m. April 26 at the Caryville Civic
Center on Hwy 279 South.
Anyone within the age limit can call (850) 548-5571
for an application. Girls do not have to be a Caryville
resident to compete. Deadline to apply is April 16.
Opening ceremony for the worm fiddling event will
be 9 a.m. May 5. The contest will begin at 10 a.m., and a
horseshoe tournament will start at 11 a.m. Games, food
and entertainment will be available throughout the day.
Vendors, display and arts and crafts booths, are invited
to call the above number for applications and more infor-

AMVETS fundraiser
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will hold a fund-raiser bake
sale Saturday, March 10, from 12-3 p.m. at the Post home
on Highway 90 across from Ace Hardware. There will
be small cakes, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, brownies and
much more. Proceeds will go to help a local 17-year-old
young lady, who lost her mother to cancer, to pay some of
the medical bills. "Any help from the community will be
greatly appreciated," said the AMVETSspokesman.
For additional information or to help, contact Lisa Re-
ece at (850) 638-4126

Chautauqua Theatre
Florida Chautauqua Theatre will present The Wind in
the Willows (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!) March 23-25. Perfor-
mance times are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday's
matinee begins at 2:30 p.m. The theatre is located in
downtown DeFuniak Springs, 840 Baldwin Avenue.
An ensemble cast of veteran performers invites you to
spend some time with Toad, Mole, Rat, Badger, and their
human friends. This is a show that will absolutely delight
audiences of all ages, a show for the entire family.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, 22
years and younger. For more information, or to purchase
tickets, call 892-9494 or email info@fcweb.org.


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File No.: 67-07-CP-021
Division: Probate
The administration of the
estate of RUTH ANNETTE
JOHNSON, deceased,
whose date of death was
February 6, 2007, and
whose social security
number is XXX--5908, is

C&C Bookkeeping and
Tax Service. Open 5 days
a week. 8am to 5pm. Call

Headliners and Vinyl
Tops Mobile Unit. I do the
work at your home or
rates on new vinyl tops
and auto carpeting. Free
estimates. Call anytime,
leave message. (850)

Kid's Country Daycare in
Vernon now taking
applications. All day,
before and after school.
Call while still availability.

pending in the Circuit
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of
which is 1293 Jackson Av-
enue, Chipley, FL 32428.
The names and addresses
of the personal representa-
tive and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be
served must file their
claims with this court
All other creditors of the
decedent and other per-
sons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's
estate must file their
claims with this court
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Mike Moody Construction
new construction, remod-
eling, decks, trim. (850)
258-2923; (850) 638-8095

CNA will provide in home
quality care for your loved
ones. References. Call
Emily (850)832-5454

Cook's Handyman need a
good handyman with good
prices? Call Sean Cook in
Bonifay for your free esti-
mate. (850)547-5886

J&J Cabinet Shop. For all
your kitchen cabinets and
house repair needs. Call
James S. Howell (850)
535-2839; 260-1619

Sod For Sale on the farm,
delivered or installed.
Centipede and 419
Bermuda. West Florida
Turf (850)638-4860;
(850415-0385. Established

Sod Sod Sod Quality you
can depend on. Irrigated,
weed & pest controlled.
Centipede and St. Augus-
tine. Delivery and installa-
tion available. 8 miles SW
of Chipley for easy cus-
tomer hauling. Call any-
time. Billy and Leola Brock
(850) 638-1202; 326-1500

For Rent first in Chipley,
Mini Warehouses. If you
don't have the room, "We
Do" Lamar Townsend
(850)638-4539, north of

Mini Storage in Chipley.
All sizes for rent. We fur-
nish . the lock.

Home Maintenance Bath-
rooms, decks, windows,
doors, and wood fencing.
Really, no job too small.
J&M Family Renovations.

Ruby Joyce Hodges Roof-
ing Contractor. "If It's
Roofing, We Do It" 35
years experience in Tri
County area. Licensed and
insured. Lic#RC0066509

Sewing Machine and
Vacuum Cleaner Repair,
guaranteed service on all
makes and models. Free
estimates. Western Auto,
216 N. Waukesha, Bonifay.
Trinity Horse Farm horse
boarding, good pastures,
run-in sheds. Chipley, FL.

| 1100
TION 733.702 OF THE
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is March
7, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Rep-
Attorney for Personal Rep-
Ralph E. Johnson, Sr.
Florida Bar No. 0059806
Post Office Box 155
124 S. Waukesha Street
Bonifay, FL 32425-0155
Telephone: (850) 547-3644
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
March 7,14, 2007.

and for Washington
County, Florida Fourteenth
Judicial Circuit
Probate Division
Case No. 67-07-CP-20
In Re: Estate of Fannie Lou

S L~H (Y wvit~w, .-Pi.-

Clark, Deceased,
The administration of the
Estate of FANNIE LOU
CLARK, Deceased, File
No. 67-07-CP-20, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Washington County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the
address of which is PO
Box 647, Chipley, Florida,
32428. The name and ad-
dress of the Personal Rep-
resentative and the Per-
sonal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of
this notice is served must
file their claims with this
All other creditors of he
decedent and persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate, including unmatured,

contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their
claims with this Court
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is:
February 28, 2007.Frances
C. Williams Personal Rep-
resentative of the Estate of
ceased PO Box 93, Bell,
Florida 32619
Attorney for Personal Rep-
resentative PO Box 268
Chipley, Florida 32428
Fla. Bar No. 113722
As published in the Wash-
ington County News Feb-
ruary 28 and March 7,

the Fourteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit inand for Washington
County, Florida
Case No: 67-06-CA-424
Thomas L. Edwards, .and
wife, Pearlie Edwards
Plaintiffs, v. Thomas Pot-
ter, deceased, his un-
known spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other persons
claiming by through, under
or against them, or any of
alive, and if dead, his un-
known spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other persons
claiming by through, under
or against them, or any of
them; JAMES POTTER, if
alive, and if dead, his un-
known spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other persons
claiming by through, under
or against them, or any of
WARDS, if alive, and if
dead, her unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
or other persons claiming
by through, under or
against them, or any of
them; and COREAN PE-
ceased, his unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
or other persons claiming
by through, under or
against them, or any of
alive, and if dead, his un-
known spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other persons
claiming by through, under
or against them, or any of
them; JAMES POTTER, if
alive, and if dead, his un-
known spouses, heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other persons
claiming by through, under
or against them, or any of
WARDS, if alive, and if
dead, her . unknown
spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees,
or other persons claiming
by through under or
against them, or any of
an action to quiet title on
the following property in
Washington County, Flor-
ida: One square acre in
the Southeast corner of
the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of
SE 1/4 of Section 20,
Township 1 North, Range
16 West, Washington
County, Florida (dlh/ka)
at an iron pipe marking the
southeast corner of the NE
1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE
1/4 of Section 20, Town-
ship 1 North, Range 16
West, Washington County,
Florida, and thence run
S�89052'59"W 31.14 feet,
thence run N0046'22"E
208.73 feet, thence run
N89052'59"E 30.78 feet,
thence run S0040'27"W
208.72 feet to the Point of
Beginning, containing 0.15
acre, more or less (dlh/ka)
has been filed against you
in the Circuit Court of the
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit,
in and for Washington
County, Florida, and you
are required to serve a
copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on
Kerry Adkison Attorney for
Plaintiffs, Post Office Box
669, Chipley, Florida
32428, on or before March
16, 2007, and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this
Court, at the Washington
County Courthouse, 1293
Jackson Avenue, Chipley,
Florida 32428, either be-
fore service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the Com-
plaint. WITNESS my hand
and seal on this 8 day of
February, 2007. LINDA H.
COOK Clerk of Circuit
Court By: K McDaniel As
Deputy Clerk As published
in the Washington County
News February 14, 21, 28
and March 7, 2007.

1 1100
A Safe Storage
1333 Main St. Chipley, FL.
32428, 850-638-3839
This sale is to be con-
ducted in accordance with
Florida Statutes 83.801 -
83.809 "Self storage Fa-
cility act".
The goods and chattels
belonging to the following
individual will be sold for
cash to satisfy the storage
bill owed to A Safe Stor-
Krystal Crews 929 Wild-
wood Circle Chipley, FL
Furniture and miscellane-
ous Items:
Contents maybe re-
deemed by owner prior to
sale. A Safe storage re-
serves the right to cancel
sales without notice and to
refuse any bids offered.
This sale is scheduled for
March 24th, 2007 at 8:00
AM, at A Safe Storage,
1333 Main ST., Chipley,
Florida 32428.
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
March 7, 14, 2007.

Civil Action
Case No: 67-2007-CA-033
Taylor, Bean & Whitaker
Mortgage Corporation,
Curtis Bennett, et al,
TO: Curtis Bennett Last
Known Address 3811
Hicks Lane, Vernon, FL
Current Address: Un-
Any and all unknown par-
ties claiming by, through,
under, and against the
herein named individual
defendants) who are not
known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown
parties may claim an inter-
est as spouses, heirs,
d e v i -
sees, grantees, or other
Last known address: un-
Current Address: Un-
that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in WASH-
INGTON County, Florida:
23, 3955.73 FEET;
WEST, 3063.16 FEET;
WEST, 29.18 FEET;
3072.89 FEET .TO THE
#11439642A AND
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30
days after the first publica-
tion, if any, on Echevarria,
Codilis & Stawiarski,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and
file the original with this
Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be pub-
lished once each week for
two consecutive weeks in
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on
this 21 day of Feb., 2007.
Linda H. Cook
Clerk of the Court
By: K. McDaniel
As Deputy Clerk
As published in the Wash-
ington County News Feb-
ruary 28 and March 7,


Case No.:
Notice of Foreclosure Sale
GIVEN that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure entered No-
vember 29, 2005, in the
above styled suit, I will sell
to the highest and best
bidder for cash at Palm
Beach County Court-
house, 205 North Dixie
Highway, West Palm
Beach, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on March
22, 2007 in room 1, 2406,
at 10 o'clock a.m., the fol-
lowing described real
property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure, to
Lot 160, DEER RUN, ac-
cording to the map or plat
thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 35, Page 34 of
the Public Records of
Palm Beach County, Flor-
Commence on the North
boundary line of Watts Av-
enue at the intersection of
the West edge of a con-
crete sidewalk on the West
side of Fifth Street, thence
run North along the West-
ern edge of said sidewalk
124.5 feet to an iron pipe
for a beginning point,
thence S 87915' W 143.3
feet, thence N 04- W 15.5
feet, thence S 87�15' W 18
feet, thence N 085 W 224.9
feet to an iron stob, thence
N 80L E 150 feet to said
sidewalk, thence South
along said sidewalk 260.6
feet to Point of Beginning,
in Block 17, in the NW 1/4
of NE 1/4 of Section 4,
Township 4 North, Range
13 West, according to the
Mordt plat of Chipley on
file in the Office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Washington County,
DATED this 16 day of Feb-
ruary, 2007.
Sharon R Bock
Clerk, Circuit Court
By Kathy A. Henderly
Deputy Clerk
Attorneys for plaintiff
215 North Federal High-
Dania, Florida 33004
(954) 925-8228
FLA. BAR NO.: 856487
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
March 7, 14, 2007.

Case No.: 67-07-CA-039
George Gay and Melinda
Gay, Husband and Wife,
Robert Matavich, Donald
Wierkiewicz, and Neil J.
Dobberfuhl, as Trustees
f o r
Sunny View Investment
To: Robert Matavich, Don-
ald Wierkiewicz, and Neil
Dobberfuhl, as Trustees
f o r
Sunny View Investment
an action to quiet title to
the following property in
Lot 12, Block 481, of
S u n n y
Hills Unit 8, a subdivision
according to the Plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Pages 88 through
101, of the Public Records
of Washington County,
has been filed against you
and you are required to
serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it
o n
Wade Mercer, PA, plain-
t i f f ' s
attorney, whose address is
4431 Lafayette Street, Mari-
anna, Florida, 32446, on or
before March 28, 2007,
and file the original with
t h e
clerk of this court either
b e
fore service on plaintiff's
a t
torney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a de-
fault will be entered
a g a i n s t
you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
DATED this 23 day of Feb.
COOK, As Clerk of the


BY: K McDaniel
As Deputy Clerk
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
M a r c h
7, 14,21,28,2007.

CASE NO.67-2006-CA-485
GARY L. GLIEM, et al,
GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated Febru-
ary 27, 2007 and entered
in Case No.
67-2006-CA-485 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the FOUR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in
County, Florida wherein
TION TRUST 2006-CW2, is
the Plaintiff and GARY L.
GLIEM; are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for
at 11:00 AM., on the 30
day of April, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property
as set forth in said Final
THE E 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4
Any person claiming an in-
terest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pend-
ens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the
the seal of this Court on
Feb. 27, 2007.
Linda H. Cook
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: K. McDaniel
Deputy Clerk
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
March 7, 14, 2007.

Notice is hereby given,
that Withold Beleckas the
holder of the following cer-
tificate, has filed said certif-
icate for a Tax Deed to be
issued thereon. The certif-
icate number and year of
issuance, the description
of the property, and the
names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows
Lot 5, Block D, of Oak Hills
Unit 1, a subdivision of
part of Section
27,Township 2 North,
Range 14 West, as shown
in Plat on file recorded in
Plat Book 3, Pages 158 of
the Public Records of
Washington County, Flor-
SESSED: Elizabeth
Said property being in the
county of Washington,
State of Florida. Unless
such certificated shall be
redeemed according to
the law, the property de-
scribed shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the
courthouse door on April 9
2007 at 10:00 AM.Dated
this 27 day of February ,
BY:J C Rogers,
Deputy Clerk
March 30, 2007 UNLESS
RO. BOX 647 OR 1293
(850) 638-6008 EXT 232.
FOR April $ 1381.12 IN

No Personal Checks Ac-
cepted.Cashier's Checks,
Money Orders, and West-
ern Union are the only
other alternatives ac-
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
March 7, 14, 21,28, 2007'

| 2130

Horse For Sale 2 years
old, flashy, gray gelding.
$400 OBO. 850-221-1335


Wanted To Buy antiques,
collectibles, gold, silver,
dinnerware, collections,
paintings, call Al Schmidi


30" Whirlpool drop in
range, self cleaning oven,
microwave hood combine.
tion, white, excellent con-
dition, $200 both.

Maytag Side by Side 26
cubic ft chrome and black
refrigerator, 18 months
old, $600. Black, glasstop;
GE stove, self cleaning, 18
months old, $250.

Auction Farm Equipment
Saturday, March 17, 2007.
9:00am CST. Sale Site. 1
mile, East of Greenwood,
Florida on Highway 69
Fort Rd, watch for signs.
Consignments Welcomer
For more information John
Stanley (850) 594-5200
Greenwood, FL AU044/

Estate Auction of Nettle
Crawly 1275 South Weeks
Street Bonifay, Florida
32425 March 17, 2007.
View itemsat 8am, auction
at 9am. 1991 Dodge Dyn,
asty LE 43,000 original mi-
les. Contents of house
must be sold. New 12,000
BTU air condition, iron
bedstead, old quilts and
blankets, lots of bed
linens, dishes, cast iron,
McCoy, blown and milk
glass, collectible cups and
saucers, lots of what nots,
lots more glass, lamps;
pictures, books, pots and
pans, washer, dryer, chest
freezer, old sewing ma-
chine, Lane cedar chest,
cedar wardrobe, curio cab-
inet, pitcher and bowl set,
churns, rugs, fans, chest
of drawers, dresser;
rocker, yard and porch fur-
niture, Oak library table, di-
nette table, jewelry, jewelry
boxes, electric hospital
bed, new Al Jet power
chair, lots more miscella-
neous items and box
deals, too many to list. We
will accept sealed bids on
this property on the day of
the auction. Owner re-
serves the right to accept
or reject all bids. Bids will
be opened by owner on
the day of the auction. The
house is 1,923 sq. ft. total
area, 1,668 sq. ft. heated
space Wood frame struc-
ture built in 1932. Sitting
on 1.940 acres. 434 sq ft
garage. Terms and condi-
tions: All purchases are to
be paid in American funds
on the day of the auction,
by cash or cashiers check:
A bank letter must accom-
pany all company or per-
sonal checks. No excep-
tions. Full statement must
be made on day of sale:
Sales Tax: all sales are
subject to Florida sale tax
unless you have the
proper resale exemption:
Purchases by dealers for
resale. It will be necessary
on the day of the sale, to
execute Certificate of Re-
sale for all purchases, in-
cluding your sales tax per-
mit number. Failure to fur-
nish this information will
require payment of sales
tax. We accept Visa and
Mastercard. Bluemoon
Auction Company
m Jerry Johnson FL
Lic#362 Bus#205 AL
Lic#1120 Home (850)
535-4006; cell (850)

Every Thursday Night
Marianna Goat and Sheep
Auction 5pm. Misc goats,
sheep, chickens, ducks
guineas. Auction Drive,
Marianna (850)535-4006;
cell 258-5209 Jerry John-
son #AU362


Girls used baby clothes &
shoes, great condition,
0-24 months. Sunny Hills:

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Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, * Wednesday, March 7, 2007 * 11B

Antique dining room ta-
ble with 3 leafs and 4 origi-
nal chairs and 4 others
$250. king waterbed, mat-
tress, 2 years old UGC
$200, piano, Betsy Ross
LTD mid 1950's $225, Oak
computer hutch $125.
B&B Furniture 1342 North
RR Avenue, Chipley. We
pay cash for clean, quality
furniture. 850-557-0211 or
850-415-6866. Ask for
Pasco or Carolyn
Furniture & Mattresses
Low, low, low overhead
guarantees low, low, low
prices. P&S Discount Fur-
niture, Chipley. (Since
1973) 850638-4311

Big yard sale 303 Red
Bird Road, Apartment 6,
Bonifay. Saturday, March
10. 7am-until. Lots of mis-
cellaneous items.
March 9th, 10th at 906 N.
Taylor Street, behind
armory (Bonifay) new
dishwasher, too much to
list, come check it out.
Multi-Family Sale Appli-
ances, furniture. Corner of
Wells Ave & South 3rd
Street. March 10. 8am
Yard Sale 3/10/07 7am-till,
1/4 mile West of 79 on
Hwy 2 at Esto, lots of knick

For Sale 1993 Clark 50
ton Lowboy, $15,000. Call
New Kohler motor 20
HRS Command CD verti-
cal shaft $1200, will work
on mowers or boats.

8N Ford Tractor $2250
Washer $125, Dryer $100,
pair for $200. 547-1046, af-
ter 5pm
Easy Go Golf Cart 2003
excellent condition $2100.
GE Gas Range white 30"
wide, extra large self
cleaning oven, paid $800,
asking $300. Bahia grass
seed 601b bag $50 each.
Fiberglass bed lid for 1997
& up Ford 150 SWB truck
with matching, running
boards $375. (850)
638-0886; (850)326-1512

Azaleas only $1.87!
Choose from thousands.
Gardenias and many other
shrubs $1.87. Fruit, flower-
ing, & shade trees only
$10.87. Japanese Magno-
lias starting at $6.87! Why
pay more? Buy direct from
licensed grower, All Ways
Growing' Nursery, license
#472222563, 1658 Hwy
177-A, 11 miles NW Boni-
fay, Tuesday thru Satur-
day. 850-547-2938

Leola Brock Nurseries
LLC Plants, trees and
shrubs. Landscape .de-
sign, landscape contract-
ing, irrigation systems.
1788 White Road, Bonifay,
FL 32425 (Washington
County) (850)638-1202;

Maphis Tree Farm
Nursery Gift Shop Spring
Spring Spring Our plants
are ready with more arriv-
ing weekly. We can also
help you with your land-
scaping needs and setting
up your irrigation. We have
landscaping plants, fruit
trees, citrus trees
(Satsuma, limes, lemons,
oranges, grapefruit) nut
trees, potted plants, lilies
and sago palms. We carry
Fafard potting soil, red
mulch, and pine straw ba-
les. Come see us at 814
Rattlebox Rd off Orange
Hill Rd, 3 miles south of
Chipley. 850-638-8243 Li-
cense # 133966 website

Avon Representatives
needed in Bonifay,
Chipley,Graceville, Wau-
sau, Vernon, Caryville, and
Ponce de Leon. Ask about
mini-kit. 850 -547-1640.
Dwayne Atkins ISR
CDL Drivers needed
full-time and part-time. Lo-
cal bus company. (850)
Full-Time Dental Assistant
needed for growing dental
practice. Pay based on
experience. Please bring
resume by 110 E. North
Avenue, Bonifay, FL
Immediate Opening For
Licensed Physical Therapy
Assistant (PTA) and Certi-
fied Athletic Trainer and
Massage Therapist. Com-
petitive salary and bene-
fits. Please fax resume to

1 year experience required. Computer experience
necessary. Salary depends on experience.
Equal Opportunity Emloyer and Drug Free Workplace
Please fax resume to Jason: (850) 415-1996
Or apply in person. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
1284 Jackson Ave. * Chipley, FL




Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify foran
opportunity to launch your career with a
growing company! You must be willing
to travel and have valid ID and SS card.
Come by, introduce yourself and fill out
an application. (EOE)

We offer great benefits to qualifying
employees such as 401k, group medical
and dental insurance, employee stock
purchase, vacation, life and LTD
insurance, uniforms and per diem.

"Maki4- al di4#rence' ,i* our
ccimnu#1ity ai cur C(idaut7y
S 1nc 1946"
We are now hiring
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Equipment Operators
-Construction Crew Laborers
wWW.tra^Kuicnor struvti osE.Com

1555 South Boulevard I Chipley, Fl

Expanding company
seeking applicants to learn
the truss building trade.
Paid on the job training,
bi-weekly bonuses. For
appointment please call
Arban & Associates from
7am-Spm (850)836-4362

The Washington County
Board of County
Commissioners is
currently accepting
applications for a Heavy
Equipment Operator III on
the Special Projects Crew
in the Public Works
Department. The primary
function of the Heavy
Equipment Operator III will
be to operate machinery in
connection with the
construction, repair, and
maintenance of roads and
right-of-ways within Wash-
ington County. High
School diploma or general
education degree (GED)
required. An employee
allocated to this class
MUST be able to comply
with the Examples of
Duties, Essential Position
Requirements, and
Minimum Training and Ex-
perience as listed in the
job classification. Please
request official job classifi-
cation 5.03 for these re-
quirements. The starting
hourly rate is $12.52. Ap-
plications and job classifi-
cations may be obtained
at the Washington County
Board of County Commis-
sioners' office located at
1331 South Boulevard,
Chipley, FL 32428. Appli-
cations may also be ob-
tained at
www.washingtonfl.com. All
interested current em-
ployees MUST submit an
Internal Employment Ap-
plication. ALL applications
must be submitted to the
Human Resources Depart-
ment in the Washington
County Board of County
Commissioners' office by
3:00 PM on March 9, 2007.
All questions regarding
this positions or other va-
cancies should be directed
to the Human Resources
Department 850-415-5151.
Veteran's Preference is ac-
cepted in accordance with
FS295.08. New employees
must complete new hire
orientation as set by the
Washington County Board
of County Commissioners.
Equal opportunity Drug

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CYounitry- (Florida & Alabama)
205 E. North Ave., Bonifay, Florida 32425
(850) 547-3510
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ACRES $164,000 --- 6 ACRES, WELL, SEPTIC $60,000

Marriott Residence Inn --- 4.55 AC RANCHETTE 3 BR, 2 BA DWMH, PASTURE,
Front Desk Agent * Night Auditor m Food and Beverage Attendant BARN STALLS $132,000---3 BR, 2 BA HOME, BONIFAY
Recreation $74,900---2 BR HOME, HARTFORD, AL $44,900--81+
Bike Attendant m Dunes Attendant * KidZone Counselor ACRES, PASTURE, WELL, SEPTIC, OLD MOBILE$448,000-
Reservations and Lodging Communications CUSTOM 3 BR, 2BA CEDAR HOME $129,900
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SReservatinon Agent (FrV o& oanaesin locations)
* PBX Operator
Manager in Training u Sales Associate
Salon &Day Spa
Hair Stylist Nail Tech
Starbucks Coffee
Manager a Barista
Village Commercial Property
Marketing/Promotions Assistant
For more details or to apply, please visit us on line at sandestin.com.
Sandestin is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Golf and Beach Resort

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy * Destin, FL 32550 0 www.sandestin.com

2229 Jim Bush Rd., Bonifay, FL
(8501547-4784 Cell (8501951-5682
Carole Cannon, Broker
Huge 4/2 Brick Town Home, fireplace, garage, screen
porch $189,000 * 18 ACS +/- Pecan grove with 3/1
block home, barn, $175,000 * Business Lots with
176 ft. frontage on Hwy. 79, old house on property
$22,000 * 6.87 Acres, wooded, surveyed, no
restrictions $54,900 * Beautiful new construction
custom home, 3/2, vaulted ceiling, open floor plan,
carport, screen, porch Reduced $210,000 * Lot
zoned for mobile/manufactured home, city water and
sewer $19,750 * Spacious brick home at Dogwood
Lakes, 2 master suites, fireplace $189,900 *2.5
acres, paved frontage, high and dry $21,900 .21
Acs+, 2 hay fields, frontage, well, bldgs. $150,000
.120 acres with over 2,800 ft. road frontage, mostly
in 17 yr. old pines, good hunting tract $510,000.


.@ 5329 Hwy. 77, Chipley, FL
12 Miles South of Sunny Hills Entrance)
(8501773-0095 or 773-0098

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Barbara J. Stevens, CNHS, CRS, GRI

Sunny Hills Golfing community just 25 mins North of
Panama City.MLS# 361156 $149,900.

Sunny Hills - 3/2 appprox. 1,960 sf home located in a
golfing/fishing community just 25 mins. North of Pana-
ma City. MLS# 361658 $168,900

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2003. On fishing pond. MLS# 358842 $179,900

Cell: 850/819-5291


28x64, 3BR/2BA
Stone Fireplace, Cabinet Doors All Wood,
Insulated Windows, Glamour Bath, Overhead
Ducts, Tongue & Groove Plywood Floors,
Heat Pump. Financing Available.

9 l Geeral x0,i 3BR,2BA ............ $31,900

99 Fleetwood 246h,3BR,2 BA......10.,.. ,$33,900

0 Redmon 28x6 4BR, 2BA ................. 36,900

9 PeahState 28x52, 3BR,2BA,........... $32,900

98Hort0n 28x56,3BR,2BAp.....1........ .,$34,900

00ll eetw od ,Si ,BR,2BA, .................,,,,$ 6,900
All Homes Include Delivery, Set-Up, AJC, Steps, Plumbing & Skirting
ModyFia ~.5pmSt

Sandestin Job Fair

Saturday, March 10 10am-2pm
at Finz Restaurant s Located Beachside
Server a Set Up
Beach Service and Marina
Beach Attendant s Pool Attendant u Shuttle Boat Attendant
u Dock Attendant
Culinary I u Culinary linary Supervisor
Associa Build rnt t sscition BuldninSu eoc Building Tech
s Electrical Techu HVAC Tech m Painter m Plumber Tech
m Pool Tech * Villa (General Maintenance) Tech
Food and Beverage
Server a Bartender a Concierge * Food Runner
Front Office & Guest Services
Manager in Training u Front Desk Agent a Bellman * Concierge
Golf Operations
Guest Service Professional
Assistant Manager * Picnic Area Attendant * Inspector m Room
Attendant a Public Area Supervisor a Houseman
* Inventory Runner

Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, � Wednesday, March 7, 2007 � 11B


Cashier/Server for eve-
nings Tuesday thru Satur-
day. Apply between
2pm-4pm. (850)535-1555
Experienced Serviceman
for well pumps, and a
"Helper", can be trained.
Drug, alcohol free, no pro-
bation, 21 years or older.

Want An Opportunity with
a growing company? Want
to work hard and be re-
warded for it? Reed Con-
crete and Construction,
Inc., in Bonifay would like
to talk with you.

Executive Office Space
for rent downtown Chipley.

1 Bedroom Apartment in
elderly complex. Rental as-
sistance available. Imme-
diate occupancy.
547-4941 or 974-7118
Graceland Manor Apart-
ments. Rental assistance
on 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.
Handicapped and
non-handicapped accessi-
ble apartments. . 850
-263-4464, TDD/TTY 711.
5445 Brown Street,
Graceville, FL. Equal hous-
ing authority

1 6140
1607 W Hwy 90, Ponce
De Leon, 3BR/2BA, all
brick home on approx 9
acres. This is a great ranch
style home with a spa-
cious den and large wood
burning fireplace, double
carport, and patio. The
kitchen has a breakfast
bar. Available mid April
$650 monthly. One or two
year lease required. Call
850-836-4646 or 336-
834-2181 or jkfisher@


All real estate advertising in
this'newspaper is subject to
the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or an inten-
tion, to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or dis-
crimination" Familial status
includes children under the
age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people se-
curing custody of children
under 18.
This newspaper will not
knowingly accept any adver-
tising for real estate which is
in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are availa-
ble on a equal opportunity
basis. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free
at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll-free number for the hear-
ing impaired is


1 6170
3BR/2BA in mobile home
park, $450 with $400 de-
posit, 3BR/1BA $425
month; $400 deposit.,
near Bonifay Elementary
School, town and recrea-
tional area. 547-3746
Mobile Homes for rent in
Cottondale on Sapp Road,
8 miles east of Chipley.
3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA
available. Total electric.
(850)258-4868; 209-8847

426 2nd Street Chipley.
2BR/2BA, completely
remodeled, new electric,
AC, plumbing, cabinets,
flooring. 1200 sq ft 3 ac-
res, $169,900 OBO.
(314)346-3303 owner
possible financing
2240 Square Foot wood
frame house ready to be
lived in but must be
moved. New windows but
needs some TLC. Call
850-258-8247 and make
an offer.



1103 S., Waukesha St,,
Bonifay, FL

(850) 547-4480

Trained Agents
Doug Bush,,,.... 547-5457
James Wilson, 773-3655
Mary Coleman 547-3181

Andrea Lewis,,. 547-5095
Stephanie Bradley 956-3040
Free Market Analysis

Lots For Sale portion is in

city water and electric on
site. Jackson Street.
$25,000. 638-1387

1 7160
14x70 3BR/2BA new car-
pet, paint, appliances.
14x70 2BR/2BA, clean,
paint, appliances. Call
Brad 763-7780

16x80 3BR/2BA with
glamour bath, new carpet,
new paint, many cabinets,
new appliances, dish-
washer. Call Brad
850-763-7780 toll free

Last 2006 Doublewide
28x52 4BR/2BA with ply-
wood floors, refrigerator
with icemaker. Home must
go. Call now. Brad

Mobile Home and 5 acres
(2 acres in pasture) on Wil-
derness Rd, North of Ver-
non. If interested call
535-0173; 548-5843

Let us manage your
real estate investment
while you watch it
generate income and
increase in value!
3 BR, 1.5 Bath, North
Hwy. 79, with Storage
Building on 2 Acres,
No pets. $650 Month,
First/Last, Plus De-
posit, Lease required.


1103 S. Waukesha St.
(850) 547-4480

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04 Buick Regal LS Bronze
3.8 liter, V6, AC, leather,
cruise, tilt, am/fm,cd,
power w/d/s, new tires,
65k, $12,700. Evenings
(850)547-4096; Daytime:
Janis 547-3651

34 MPG!!! 2005 Ford Fo-
cus ZX3 SE, 2 door hatch-
back, fully loaded, 1/2 of
factory warranty remain-
ing, $12,600. Robert or
Carolyn Berry (850)

86 Celebrity for sale,
leather interior. 638-1645

93 Mazda Mx6 $1000 as
is. 547-2401

93 Olds Regency excel-
lent motor, body, and tires.
27mpg hwy. Loaded,
leather interior. Excellent
condition. Reduced $2300
OBO. 547-2091

Beautiful 83 Acre Cattle
Farm Jackson County,
Florida. Fenced, rolling
hills and terraced pasture
land. Quarter mile frontage
on Holmes Creek. Will sell
as 83 acre at $589,900. 40
acres at $279,900. 43 ac-
res at $319,900 (850)
638-1336 owner
Wanted Good Farm land
pasture/land for 2007 crop
year. Please leave
message. 547-3421

MP Enterprises Land Sale
and Finance. 5 acres or
more for houses only,
wooded & pasture. 3 miles
South of Chipley. Highway
77, Gainer Rd., Houston
Rd., Duncan Community
Rd., Buddy Rd., (4) five
acres (8) ten acres (5)
eight acres. Owner
financing or cash. Low
down payment, low
monthly payments. Call
Milton Peel for information

1998 Grand Prix 6 cylin-
der, 146,000 miles, $4200
OBO. Excellent condition,
tires 5 months old.
1999 Chevy Cavalier 4
door, burgundy w/gray
interior, $1800 OBO, runs
good & great on gas.
535-0852 and 535-4333
2001 Mitsubishi Galant
clean, great condition,
great gas mileage, well
kept $6000.415-4098
2003 Mercury Grand Mar-
quis GS 4dr Sedan, 12,000
miles, power mirrors, door
locks, windows, drivers
side seat, AC, Am/fm/cd,
$12,500. (850)547-0941
2003 Oldsmobile Alero
automatic, V6, 4 door,
cruise, electric windows,
tint, spoiler, aluminum
rims, $6000, take over
payments $170 month.
2004 Chevy Malibu Clas-
sic 4 cylinder, very nice.
Well maintained. Red,
am/fm/cd, alloy wheels,
asking $9560. (850)
2005 Dodge SRT10 fully
loaded. 5800 miles.
$36,000. (850)547-2132;

1 8120
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3 V6,
AT, AC, PW, 4 door, very
clean, $4500. (850)
2001 Ford Escape V6,
automatic, 80,000 miles,
good condition, $6850.
2001 Ford Expedition mi-
les 86,670, fully loaded.
2002 GMC Yukon XLT,
loaded, front and side
airbags, sunroof, leather,
third row seating, 17-21
mpg, great buy $15,500
OBO. (850)326-0911;
For Sale Take up pay-
ments on 2003 Expedition,
80k miles. Well kept, ex-
cellent condition. $14,000.


96 F150 loaded $4000.
97 Dodge 4 wheel drive,
155,000 miles, looks and
runs great, $6500 obo.
1974 Chevy Cheyenne
Super 20, a heavy duty toy
hauler 350/350, recent
reconditioned ground up.
$8700. 773-1818, after
1993 Chevy Z71 great
hunting truck, needs paint
job, new AC compressor,
runs good, $4000 OBO
(850)527-8401 anytime
1994 Ford Ranger 4
cylinder, 5 speed, cold air,
excellent condition, $3500
obo, after 3pm. 726-0193
1999 F250 SD Ford truck,
XLT, Xcab, SWB, 7.3
power stroke, 160,000
miles, very nice, $14,000
obo. 535-9800
1999 SS Chevy Suburban
black, 11 of 151, 80,000
miles. Leather, loaded,
custom wheels, $15,000
OBO. 535-9800
2000 Silver Dodge Da-
kota SLT, automatic Mag-
num V6, full power, ex-
tended cab, toolbox and
slide bars, $6900.
2002 Ford Ranger king
cab, step side, 6 cd
changer, power windows
and doors, like new.
$11,500 (pay off) 638-3700
2003 Chevrolet Silverado
Z71, excellent condition,
white, grille guard, tool-
box, nerf bars, bed rails,
cd, cassette, 54,000 miles,
260-5914; 638-7511
2003 Chevy Avalanche
Z-71, one owner, sunroof,
Bose stereo, with 6 disc
cd, leather, new tires,
72,000 hwy miles, clean.
$17,500 OBO. 850




1995 Eddie Bauer Ford
F150 4x4, 97,000 miles.
$8500 obo. Call 260-1678
2003 Toyota Tacoma
Pre-Runner doublecab,
2WD, trd offroad, limited,
leather, custom wheels &
more. 41k miles. 638-2999
2005 Jeep Wrangler,
black, 4 cylinder, 25k, lift
kit, soft top, 31" tires and
rims, extra clean. 258-1090
2006 Nissan Xterra SE,
12,240 miles. Fully loaded,
$21',500 OBO. Call
Chevy Suburban 2500
heavy duty, tow package,
350 motor, AT, PS, PB,
new paint, parts and
battery. (850)547-0448;
cell 303-3535
Only $995 1984 Chevrolet
utility truck, as is. Call
547-3496, leave message

95 Chevy Lumina van,
maroon, cold air, rims, 7
passenger, child safety
seats, sunroof. Come see
it! $3000. 547-9900;
1987 Chevy Cargo van
G-20, 3/4 ton, needs paint,
but runs fine, new tires.
$1000. 547-3934
1994 Conversion Van V&,
cruise, power windows,
106k, looks and runs
good. 547-2180
1998 Pontiac Transport
mini-van, 6-cyl, seats
seven, excellent shape
inside & out, cold air,
loaded $4900. 547-9233
1999 Grand Caravan
automatic, PW, PS, PW,
am/fm, cassette, rear AC,
2 sliding doors, 3rd row
seats, clean. (850)
2004 Honda Odyssey EX
van. 64k miles, power
windows, locks, sliding
doors, remote key,
am/fm/cd player. $18,000
OBO. 326-1105
Ford 2002 Cargo Van, V6,
E150, 41,000 miles, NADA
blue book value $12,225.
Sale best reasonable
offer. (850)773-2886

1999 Freightliner Classic
10 speed, $12,500 & log
trailer, $4000. Both in
good running condition,
needs TLC. For informa-
tion call 850-773-3037 or

1996 Honda Shadow Ace
Classic 1100cc; only 24,00
miles. Excellent condition,
garage kept, saddle bags,
windshield and extra
chrome. Must see to ap-
preciate. Asking $4700.

1982 GMC Sierra Diesel
for parts or rebuild. Engine
no good. Good condition
for age. Can be connected
to gas. $500 firm.

1989 18 FT Fiberglass Vi-
sion Boat with 150 HP lots
of extras, plenty of storage
$3000. (850)626-7293 or
Tri-Hull Boat 16 ft Yamaha,
40 HP, Bimini Top, Fish
Finder, like new, $4000.

33 5th Wheel RV 95 Hitch-
hiker, LR slide, queen bed,
computer desk, deluxe in-
terior, excellent condition,
$12,500. 850-263-0420
For Sale Coleman pop-up
camper. "Excellent condi-
tion. $1500 Obo. 547-3031

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Above and lower right: Blue to Red.

Carter benefit
There will be a benefit
fish fry on Saturday March
10, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
on Hwy. 77 in Greenhead,
(four miles north of Hwy.
20 or 1.5 miles south of
Washington CI).
Fresh fried catfish plates
with baked beans, cole-
slaw, hushpuppies and
dessert will be sold for $6
a plate.

All proceeds go to the
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life in support
of Stephen Carter. For ad-
ditional information, call
Pat Carter at 773-2693.

Mature driving
Washington County
Council on Aging and
AARP are co-sponsoring a
mature driving class for in-
dividuals 50 years and old-

er on March 14-15, begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m. and end-
ing at 12:30 p.m. each day.
Classes will be held in the
conference room at North-
west Florida Community
Hospital in Chipley.
This eight-hour course
was developed especially
for for the senior driver
with years of driving expe-
This mature driving

class is approved by the
DHSMV for a three-year
insurance premium reduc-
There is no testing and
only a minimal course
fee of $10. To enroll, call
Washington County Coun-
cil of Aging at (850) 638-
6216 or 638-6217.

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Relay for Life yard sale
PBS&J will hold a 10-family yard sale on Saturday,
March 31, beginning at 8 a.m. Sale will be held rain or
shine at PBS&J, 1141 Jackson Avenue in Chipley.
All proceeds will go to benefit Relay for Life.

Holmes County beauty pageant
The Holmes County beauty pageant will be April 7
at the Holmes County High School. Registration will be
March 24, at the First Baptist Annex Building, from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m.
For more information call Wanda at 850-373-7125 or
Bernyce at 850-373-8104, 547-3473.

Town hall meeting
Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) will
host a Town Hall Meeting on the Emergency Care Crisis
in the Cabinet Room of the Capitol, 400 South Monroe
Street, Tallahassee on Wednesday, March 14 from 8:30
to 10 a.m.
A distinguished panel of experts on emergency care
will discuss two critical access-to-care issues: the on-call
specialist shortage and overcrowding.
The meeting will be open to the public. Further infor-
mation on FCEP's Town Hall Meeting will be forthcom-
ing in the weeks leading up to the event.

Kiwanis pancake breakfast
Started in 1955, the Kiwanis Club of Chipley will hold
its 52nd annual pancake breakfast on Friday, March 16, at
the Kate Smith Elementary School. Food service will be
from 6 to 9 a.m. and carry-outs are available. Tickets are
$5 and available from all Kiwanis Club members.
In 2006, the Club funded grants to 31 activities and
groups providing youth oriented programs throughout
Washington County. Included in the list of diverse re-
cipients were five college-level scholarship funds, Teen
Court, Foster Kids Program, Head Start, Library Sum-
mer Reading, Project Graduation, Boys and Girls Scouts,
Youth Fair, and many others.
Kiwanis Intei-national has over 600,000 members in
about 15,000 local clubs in more than 90 nations. The
Kiwanis Club of Chipley was formed in 1941 and is
marking its 66th year of community service in Washing-
ton County.
The Kiwanis motto is "Serving The Children of the
World" and it's six permanent objects have remained un-
changed since adoption in 1924.

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Growth management laws

affecting local government


Growth management
was the subject before the
Washington County Board
of County Commissioners
in early 2006. The Board
recessed its regular meet-
ing that morning to look at
state requirements coming
down the road that will af-
fect county codes, regula-
tions and development is-
EMA Director Roger
Dale Hagan led off the
meeting with a presenta-
tion on how recent state
legislation, the 2005
Growth Management Act,
SB 360, will affect growth
in Florida.. This is particu-
larly true as regards to res-
idential development.
Hagan told the Board
that the legislation requires
"concurrency," meaning
that the effects of resi-
dential growth on emer-
gency services, schools
and infrastructure must be
measured and dealt with
before a great deal of de-
velopment can take place.
This will affect federal and
state statues, the Washing-
ton County Comprehen-
sive Plan, the County Land
Use codes, flood plain or-
dinances and Board poli-
cies. Expected growth will
be different from anything
ever seen in the area.
"It's not just about sub-
dividing the family farm
anymore," Hagan said,
"It's about people coming
to Washington County."
Hagan said that when he.
and his staff at Washington
County EMA taught hurri-
cane awareness classes in
local schools, they found
that anywhere from 40-
60 percent of the students
were not native to Wash-
ington County. "Most have
come here in the last few
years," he said.
Hagan noted that devel-
opment is coming to the
county for two reasons:
Cheap land and it's easy
to deal with Washington
With that in mind,
here are a number of ele-
ments under the subject of
growth management that
can be addressed locally
to provide better manage-
ment, Hagan said. For ex-
ample, plat reviews would
include public works and
emergency services. There
should be a drainage plan
on the plat. It is optional to
run utilities underground,
but it could be made man-
datory. Curbs, outfalls,
retention ponds and ease-
ments could be required in
construction plans.
The developer would
pay the cost of develop-
ment as part of the cost of
doing business. The reason
for the latter are the effects
that major development
would have on county ser-
vices and infrastructure.
Hagan said it is not a
question of whether there
will be large population
growth in the coming
years. The question is how
local government would
fund its efforts to provide
services to deal with that
growth. "They will come,
but will the taxpayer pay or
will the developer pay?"
"The Panhandle and
South Alabama are ripe for
development at the same
level," Hagan said. "Strict
standards are still develop-

Randy Parker gave de-
tails on the requirements
of SB 360. The bill provid-
ed substantial funding for
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infrastructure and the cre-
ation of local citizen advi-
sory groups to study issues
related to growth.
Parker said the County
has done well in putting
important regulations in
place. For example, plats
are required to have a
drainage plan. The county
has required new streets
to be paved since 1999.
There are also no major
water supply issues to date.
Parker said the following
areas are affected by the
Concurrency is re-
quired by December 2008.
Without concurrency, "in-
creased density amend-
ments would be prohib-
ited." There are waivers
available for small coun-
ties that have less impact
from development.
New schools, if needed,
must be built or being built
within three years of an
application for new subdi-
visions. Requirements call
for a proportionate share
of mitigation by the devel-
There is $11.4 million in
state funding available to
help in this area for Fiscal
Year 2005-06 and $515.7
million thereafter.
Transportation (roads)
Concurrency is required
within three years from
the approval of a build-
ing plan. The purpose of
the legislation for roads is
to strengthen the Strate-
gic Intermodal System of
roads (SIS). The level of
service would be increased
for both SIS and regional
roads. The Transportation
Regional Incentive Pro-
gram (TRIP) is part of this
section. Requirements call
for a proportionate share
of mitigation by the devel-
oper. There is $1.1 billion
in state funding available
in this area for FY 2005-06
and $515.7 million there-
Water management dis-
tricts would coordinate
with local water systems
to improve regional water
supplies. An adequate sup-
ply of water must be on
hand by the time a devel-
opment gets a certificate of
occupancy. Other legisla-
tion (SB 444) is concerned
with developing and fund-
ing alternate regional water
supplies, as well as a more
comprehensive regional
water supply and embrac-
ing consumptive use per-
There is $200 million in
state funding available in
this area for FY 2005-06
and $100 million thereaf-
"Hwy. 77 is the prime
area to do this," Parker
said. He also suggested
that the county get into
the water supply business
for large developments
out in the county. There
are grants available to buy
property for water supply,
as well as for conservation
and preservation.
Several things must be
accomplished in the next
few years, Parker said:
*The FLUM digital up-
date for Ebro, Vernon and
Wausau must be done by
December 2007.
*A list of feasible capi-
tal improvements must be

done by December 2007.
*The Public School Fa-
cilities Element of the plan
must be done by March

The cold cases offer a wide variety of fine foods and condiments.

Bonifay IGA offers Woodshed BBQ and Deli

. The smell of barbecue
greets you as you enter the
door at Bonifay IGA. The
succulent aroma of pork
and chicken fills the lobby
as customers turn left and
head to Chuck and Penny
Dockery's newest addition,
the Woodsmoke BBQ and
Smoked meats are pre-
pared fresh every day. Slabs
of barbecue ribs, rotisserie
smoked chicken, Boston
butts, pork loin and pulled
pork are prepared by an
old-fashioned smokehouse.
The delicious chicken is
also used for a specialty of
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goes great with homemade
Brunswick stew.
There are also fresh-
made sub sandwiches,
made-to-order chef's sal-
ads, and "the best tossed
salad in town." Special or-
ders are always available,
The cold cases carry.a
wide variety of special-
ty items, from gourmet
cheese, to deli colds cuts,
to salads, to spreads and
even parfaits.
If you are planning :a
party, or if you don't feel
like cooking tonight, or
just want something really
special to munch on, stop
by the Woodsmoke BBQ
and Deli at Bonifay IGA.

Washington-Holmes Tech Center
From nursing, to carpentry, to truck driving, to cor-
rections, Washington-Holmes Technical Center offers a
wide variety of vocational courses to fit the needs of a
growing regional workforce.
WHTC also offers a graduate education degree (GED)
at its center in Chipley and at Bonifay City Hall in the old
library (8-12 Monday through Friday). About 90 percent
of graduates have gone on to post-secondary education.
Course work is taught at both locations, and testing is
done in Chipley.
For information, call 638-1180.

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Digital Horseshoe LLC
Michael Paul Dalton had Chamber of Commerce representatives from Washington
and Jackson counties at the ribbon cutting for his new business, Digital Horseshoe
LLC. He is a member of both chambers although his main office is located in Chi-
Michael and his wife, Amanda, are co-owners of the new business. "We specialize
in computer service and repair, data recovery, networking and backup systems and
storage," Michael explained.
He said he did, and still does, own a recording studio which went digital in 1999.
"In order to do that I had to learn computers which brought me to the point of being a
technician," he added.
SThe recording studio was responsible for Michael choosing the name Digital Horse-
shoe as the name of his new business. "The digital came from the fact that I was go-
ing completely digital in recording," he said. "The horseshoe comes from just being
'country.' Fused together, Digital Horseshoe LLC was born."
SDigital Horseshoe is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It shares a
-building with an easy-to-remember address: 711 Seventh Street in Chipley.
Call 638-1587 or 596-5109 for more information.

New Beginning Weight Loss and Nutrition Center
New Beginning Weight Loss and Nutrition Center, located at 1367-B South Railroad
Avenue in Chipley opened its doors for business on May 15, 2006.
Among the new products at the health food store, customers will find Eziekiel bread
and rolls, flour, bread mixes, cereals, cookies, organic dog and cat food, flea products
and organic products for women. Paula D. Bush, owner, says "If you haven't been in
lately, come in and see our new products."

Bear's BBQ Restaurant
Rick and Marsha Ewing moved Bear's BBQ Restau-
rant to 1176 Jackson Avenue (Hwy. 90) in December,
The renovated building seats 84 patrons. They now
serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. "We still serve the
same great tasting ribs, chicken, pork butts, and big sau-
sage sandwiches. We've also added beef to the menu,"
said Rick Ewing. "Come out and try our breakfast menu.
Family, kids and business professionals are all wel-
Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday
and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Take-out and
catering are also available.

Commercial Property Investments/
Business Evaluation and Appraisal
Commercial Property Investments/Business Evalua-
tion and Appraisal, Inc. in Chipley is owned by James
A. Town. The company is a commercial real estate bro-
ker and opened for business in Georgia in 1992.
They opened for business in Florida in 2002. This last
year, Gary Hartman was hired as a sales associate. For
additional information on the company, visit www.com-

Green Circle Bio
Energy in
Green Circle Bio En-
ergy is planning to build
the world's largest energy
wood pellet plant in Cot-
tondale, an endeavor that
could bring the county over
50 new jobs.
The project will be over
a $100 million investment,
the biggest the county has
ever seen. The new plant
will be located along the
Bay Line Railroad and
Highway 231.
Large quantities of en-
ergy wood pellets will be
produced at the plant and
then used as fuel in Euro-
pean power plants instead
of coal. It's all part of an
effort to reduce the emis-
sions of greenhouse gases.
Jackson County was
originally competing with
Alabama for the location of
the plant. County officials
are hopeful the project will
be a positive impact on the
"Officially, right now
the project is complete.
The project is coming to
Florida. We have beaten
Alabama," said Jackson
County Development
Council Executive Direc-
tor Bill Stanton.
The company will
start exporting the pellets
through Port Panama City
beginning in 2008.

LandTrust Appraisals in Greenhead
Jennifer and Stephen Carter invited friends and business associates to an open house
in 2006 at the new location of LandTrust Appraisals in Greenhead.
The business, which was established in 2004, provides professional residential
appraisals including site built homes, manufactured homes, vacant land, condos and
multi-family (up to 4 units) dwellings. "We cover the Washington and Bay County
areas," she said. LandTrust is located at 6098A Hwy. 77 beside Carter Farms, on the
right beyond Washington County Correctional Institution. Office hours are Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call appraiser assistant Leslee
Scurlock at (850) 773-0000.

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Business management degree
Chipola College will offer a Bachelor's of Applied
Science degree in Business Management beginning in
January of 2008. The State Board of Community Col-
leges has authorized Chipola to add the business degree
to its other four-year programs in secondary education.
The announcement comes as Chipola is celebrating
its 60th anniversary. The college was founded in 1947 to
provide the first two years of college and workforce pro-
grams for residents of the five-county district. In 2003,
the Florida Board of Education authorized Chipola to
offer bachelor's degrees in Secondary Education with
majors in math and science.
Since that time, dozens of math and science teachers
have graduated from Chipola to begin teaching careers
in area middle and high schools.
While the program is set to begin in the January of
2008, students should begin preparing now. Chipola will
offer free tuition to the first 20 junior or senior students
admitted into the program. Students must first apply for
federal financial aid to qualify.
For more information, call 850-718-2276.

Automotive training
Chipola College Automotive Technology will present
a Thursday night series entitled, "Automotive Training
at its Best," March 8 - April 26. All classes will meet
from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration and orientation is set for
Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m., in the Automotive Build-
ing (P). An agenda and full outline of classes will be
available at registration. For information, contact John
Gardner at 850-718-2306.

Gulf Power names vice presidents
Bernard Jacob has been named Gulf Power's vice
president of Customer Operations. He will replace Dusty
Fisher, who is retiring May 1 after 36 years with the
company. Bentina Chisolm Terry will assume Jacob's
current position as vice president-External Affairs and
Corporate Services.
Jacob joined Gulf Power as vice president in 2003
and has served in various community and state leader-
ship positions including chairman of Florida's Great
Northwest Board of Directors and chairman of the Gov-
ernance Council for the WIRED Initiative. He serves
on the Baptist Health Care Board of Directors, Baptist
Health Care-Ventures Board, and the Pensacola Bay
Area Economic Development Council. He also serves
on the Florida Chamber Foundation Board.
Jacob began his Southern Company career in 1982 as
a Governmental Affairs representative with Mississippi
Power Company in Gulfport. He also served as area man-
ager in Bay St. Louis and district manager Pascagoula.
From 1992 to 1998, he worked in Southern Company's
Washington, D.C., office where he was manager of Fed-
eral Legislative Affairs for MPC and manager of Federal
Regulatory Affairs for Southern Company.
In 1998, Jacob became manager of Telecom Strategy
and Business Development in Atlanta where he soon be-
came director of Information Technology Security and
Program Management for Southern Company Services.
Terry started her Southern Company career at Geor-
gia Power in 2001 as manager of Workplace Ethics. She
has progressed to positions of broader responsibility at
Georgia including assistant to the president and area dis-
tribution manager. Her most recent position was as gen-
eral counsel and vice president of External Affairs for
Southern Nuclear Company.
Prior to her work at Southern Company, Terry was as-
sociate general counsel at Progress Energy in Raleigh,
N.C. She also worked for Troutman Sanders where she
specialized in labor and employment law.

Masonry training program
Related instruction will take place on the Chipola
campus in Building N and will consist of both class-
room/text book instruction as well as hands-on practice
in a real-time setting. Classroom instruction is scheduled
again on April 21 and every other Saturday.
Melvin Dawson, a licensed masonry contractor expe-
rienced in apprentice training, will serve as the instruc-
Individuals interested in the training program must be
employed by a licensed masonry contractor. Contractors
must also agree to sponsor their apprentice employees
throughout the length of the program
The instructional program is sponsored by the Florida
Masonry Apprentice Foundation and the Florida Bureau
of Apprenticeship Training.
Chipola dean of Workforce Bud Riviere, says, "Stu-
dents enrolled in the program will experience a struc-
tured program of on-the-job training with full pay and
advancements as well as related classroom instruction
designed to increase their level of expertise as a mason
apprentice. Employment opportunities, salary and ben-
efits are excellent in this career."
Riviere reports that the Chipola program will be the
only one of its kind between Tallahassee and Milton.
Masonry contractors and their employees interested
in enrolling in the program should contact the Workforce

Development Office at Chipola College at 850-718-2270
in order to secure a spot in the first class.

FAX NEWS TO 684-4601

OR 547-9418

New DOT facility being built near Ponce deLeon

Ground breaking cer-
emonies for a new $7.2
million Operations Center
for Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT)
were held in January. The
center is being built on 38-
plus acres at the southwest
corner of the Ponce de
Leon Rest Center, just off
Interstate I-10.
"We plan to be a good
neighbor," District 3 Public
Affairs Director Tommie
Speights told those gath-
ered for the event. The Op-
erations Center will serve
north Holmes, Walton and
Okaloosa counties, as well
as the traveling public.
"Since our asset main-
tenance contractor (which
will be managed out of this
office) handles all corridors
south of the Interstate, hav-
ing the maintenance facili-
ties north of I-10 is much
more convenient," Spei-
ghts explained. The project
includes an office building
of more than 14-thousand
square feet, storm water
management facilities and
associated site work.
The new facility will
relocate and consolidate
several FDOT operations -
construction, maintenance,
contract administration and
traffic operation functions.
It will accommodate 60
employees from FDOT's
Crestview, DeFuniak and
Bonifay offices.
The center is expected
to provide a centralized
location for meetings and

Throwing out the proverbial first shovels full of dirt for The Department of
Transportation's (DOT) new $7.2 million dollar Operations Center at the Ponce
de Leon rest stop are FDOT employees, members of the Holmes County Chamber
of Commerce, PBS&J employees, and the contractor, Richard Dodd.

training, and will provide
space for Motor Carrier
Compliance officers to use.
Plans are to have the center
ready for use by April of
next year. GAC Contrac-
tors, Inc. of Panama City
has been given 14 months
to complete the project at
a construction cost of $7.2
million dollars.
FDOT has made major
changes in the way it does
business. Operation Cen-
ters have been built in cen-
tral locations, not within
one county but multiple
counties. Midway Opera-
tions near Tallahassee,
Milton Operations in Mil-
ton and Panama City Oper-
ations are other Operations
Centers in District 3.

Chatting prior to Tuesday's ground-breaking cer-
emony for FDOT are Monty Merchant, Holmes County
District 2 Commissioner; Beverly Helms, Chamber of
Commerce president; Jake Jacobs, Interim Develop-
ment Commission director; and Kenneth Williams,
D-4 commissioner.

One-stop website for businesses provided by SBA

Business people who
visited Business.gov, the
new one-stop federal com-
pliance web site for busi-
nesses, confirm the site
saves time and money on
their business operations.
Of businesses surveyed,
72 percent said they saved
up to 25 hours. Almost half
of surveyed businesses re-
ported saving money.
"By providing a one-
stop website for federal
compliance resources,
Business.gov continues to
improve services to busi-
nesses through technol-
ogy," SBA Administrator
Steven Preston said.
"The positive responses
and feedback allow Busi-
ness.gov to streamline the
site to every businesses'
According to survey re-
spondents, the Business.
gov information most
searched include compli-
ance,business law,business
library, business licenses
and permits, launching a
business, and advertising
and marketing. The most

useful content areas were
the federal forms, business
library, and business law
"Business.gov is a fab-
ulous resource for small
business," Amy Frey, Pres-
ident, ATC International,
Inc. said.
"I run a company that
is growing rapidly and in
an ever-changing environ-
ment where time is of the
essence. I've found it en-
ables me to get information
about up and coming issues
for my business related to
legal, as well as tax and hu-
man resource concerns."
The site's new focus on
compliance information,
federal forms, and contacts
was re-launched in October
2006 and since the launch
it has received close to
11,000 visits per day.
Based on survey results,
the largest percentage of
visitors are small business-
es and people thinking of
starting a business. Those
surveyed had between five
and more than 20 years ex-
perience in their fields.

Feedback from Web site
users will allow Business.
gov to make updates and
integrate state and munici-
pal compliance information
into the site, set to release
in fall 2007.
"Just keeping up with
the paperwork could be a
full-time job," said Beth
Boyll, adult day care di-
rector, of Randolph Hills
Nursing Center. "The easy
access to federal forms
provided by Business.gov
makes my job easier and
gives me more time to
spend on the needs of my

Business.gov is managed
by the U.S. Small Business
Administration in partner-
ship with 21 other federal
agencies and is part of the
President's Management
Originally launched in
2004, the website provided
information on starting,
growing, and managing a
small business. The new
compliance focus is de-
signed to better meet the
needs of the business com-
munity, based on feedback
from test groups.

Chipola courses
Chipola College Cosmetology program now offers a
Nail Technology course. Students in the program need
patrons from the public on which to practice their skills.
Haircuts, color, perms, facials, manicures and pedicures
are available at reasonable prices. To schedule an ap-
pointment, call 718-2439.
The following Mandatory training for Child Care
Facility Personnel and Family Child Care Home are
scheduled: Special Needs Appropriate Practices, March
10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Pre-School Appropriate Practices,
March 31, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Child Abuse and Neglect,
April 13, 6 to 10 p.m.; Child Growth and Development,
April 14, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Behavioral Observation and
Screening, April 16 and 18, 6 to 9 p.m..

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, 5C

Those who like to live
in the center of things, may
want to consider a one- or
two-bedroom apartment in
Chipley's downtown area
offered by TAMARA Prop-
erties. The 948 Main Street
address is within walking
distance of churches, con-
venience stores, service
stations, and banks.
Other amenities - post
office, restaurants, news-
paper offices and a grocery
store - are just a couple of
blocks away.
Rebecca and Robert
Cousson own TAMRA
Properties where two two-
bedroom apartments and
one one-bedroom unit are
available for rent. They
have furnished one of the
apartments and are current-
ly staying there although
their home address is listed
as Crestview.
In addition to self-clean-
ing oven, central heat/air,

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Executive Director Ted Everett of Washington County Chamber of Commerce
watches as Becky and Robert Cousson cut the ribbon officially opening Tamra
Properties for view. There'are three rental units on Main Street in Chipley offer-
ing many amenities in a downtown location.

bage disposal, each apart-
ment features a stacked
washer and dryer, carpet
and tile flooring, built-in
microwave, dishwasher,
blinds in all windows, out-
side security lights, walk-
in showers with grab bars
and high comodes.

In an effort to keep the
units nice, no pets or smok-
ing will be allowed.
Each apartment has its
own back door and there
is a bonus room across the
front of the building for the
residents to use.
Couches and chairs of-

fer comfortable places to
sit and visit with friends. In
one corer, there is a cabi-
net with coffee makers and
storage for cups, creamer
and sugar. An ornate fau-
cet on the nearby wall is
convenient for filling cof-
fee pots.

Holmes County is hiring county administrator

Holmes County Board
of County Commissioners
is in the process of hiring a
county administrator. The
Board prepared the follow-
ing job description:
The Administrator shall
be responsible for the ad-
ministration of all depart-
ments responsible to the
Board of County Commis-
sioners and for the proper
administration of all affairs
under the jurisdiction of
the Board.
To that end, the admin-
istrator may have the fol-
lowing specific powers and
duties to:
*Administer and carry
out the directives and poli-
cies of the Board of County
Commissioners and en-
force all orders, resolu-
tions, ordinances, and
regulations of the Board to
assure that they are faith-
fully executed.
*Report to the Board
and provide an annual re-
port to the Board on the
state of the County, the
work of the previous year,
and any recommendations
as to actions or programs
he deems necessary for
the improvements of the
County and the welfare of
its residents.
*Provide the Board, or
individual members there-
of, upon request, with date
or information concerning
County government and to

provide advice and the rec-
ommendations on County
Government operations to
the Board.
*Prepare, and submit to
the Board of County Com-
missioners for its consid-
eration and adoption, an
annual operating budget, a
capital budget and a capi-
tal program.
*Establish the sched-
ules and procedures to
be followed by all County
departments, offices, and
agencies in connection
with the budget, and su-
pervise and administer all
phases of the budgetary
*Prepare and submit to
the Board after the end of
each fiscal year a complete
report on the finances and
administrative activities of
the County for the preced-
ing year and submit his
*Supervise the care and
custody of all County prop-
*Recommend to the
Board a current position
classification and pay plan
for all positions in County
*Develop, install and
maintain centralized bud-
geting, personnel, legal
and purchasing proce-
*Organize the work of
County departments, sub-
ject to an administrative

code developed by the-
Manager and adopted by
the Board, and review the
departments, administra-
tion and operations of the
County and make recom-
mendations pertaining
thereto for reorganization
by the Board.
*Select, employ and su-
pervise all personnel and
fill all vacancies, positions,
or employment under the
jurisdiction of the Board.
*Suspend, discharge or
remove any employee un-
der the jurisdiction of the
Board pursuant to pro-
cedures adopted by the
*Negotiate leases, con-
tracts, and other agree-
ments, including consultant
services, for the County,
subject to approval of the
Board, and made recom-
mendations concerning
the nature and location of
County improvements.
*See that all terms and
conditions in all leases,
contracts, and agreements
are performed and notify
the Board of any noted vio-
lation thereof.
*Order, upon advising
the Board, any Agency
under his jurisdiction as
specified in the administra-
tive code to undertake any
task for any other agency
on a temporary basis if he
deems it necessary for the
proper and efficient ad-

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'Holmes Sweet Holmes' the theme
of Chamber of Commerce banquet
You are cordially invited to the Holmes County Cham-
ber of Commerce and Holmes County Development
Commission "Holmes Sweet Home" Annual Banquet on
Thursday, March 8, Holmes County Agriculture Center.
Special entertainment will be River Town Girls.
Recognition of "Business of the Year" and "Volunteer
of the Year" will be held.
The reception and silent auction will start at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. "Come and enjoy a
casual evening of hometown food, fun, fellowship and
frolicking," said the coordinator of the event.
Individual tickets are $30 and couples are $50. Cor-
porate tables are also available. Deadline for ticket pur-
chases is Friday, March 2. Please make checks payable to
the: Holmes County Chamber of Commerce; 106 E. Byrd
Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425.
For additional information, call the Chamber at (850)
547-4682 or fax (850) 547-4206. Proceeds will go to
benefit the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce.

'Building green' seminar at UWF
The University of West Florida Division of Continu-
ing Education and the Department of Construction and
Engineering Technology will host the speaker series pre-
sentation "LEED Green Building" March 21 from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. at the J. Earle Bowden Building, located at 120
Church St. in downtown Pensacola.
The event is geared toward architects, interior design-
ers, construction professionals, developers and green
product/equipment manufacturers. Registration is free
and will include happy hour refreshments. Reservations
are requested.
The event will feature local green building experts and
will help create awareness for green building, provide in-
formation on new green products and foster networking
with colleagues from the industry.
Keith Howard, Styro Systems, will speak about "Gar-
den Roofs." Continuing education units are approved for
American Institute of Architects, and approval for con-
tractors and interior designers is pending.
"Building green" is a movement based on healthy, effi-
cient, environmentally responsible building that is being
increasingly embraced by progressive municipal govern-
ments and home builders.
The event is sponsored by the Navy Federal Credit
Union and the U.S. Green Building Council-Bay Area
Organizing Group.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact
the UWF Division of Continuing Education at (850) 474-
2914 or visit ContinuingEd.uwf.edu.

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Why Home Health?
Home health is usually prescribed by physicians for individuals who have
recently been discharged from the hospital, but are not fully recovered.
Or, a person who has recently developed a disease, and needs help
learning to cope with it.
Sometimes patients recovering from a recent surgery need physical
therapy in the home to help regain endurance and strength.
And home health could be necessary for someone who is diagnosed with
an acute or chronic illness and needs help learning the new medication.
To find out if you qualify for home health services ask your physician or
call our office. Can you think of a better place to recover than your own

Why Med South?
MedSouth Home Health is a licensed home health agency locally owned
and operated. We are committed to providing the best service for our
patients and referring physicians.
MedSouth is staffed with professionally licensed RN's who provide
skilled nursing services to you or your family. Rehab services are provided
and include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Home health aide
services are also provided by MedSouth's certified home health aides.
Based in Bonifay, Florida, the agency currently covers Holmes, Jackson,
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Growth steady in Sunny Hills, but faster pace expected

With over 30 miles of
new roads cut in 2005 and
numerous new houses un-
der construction, growth
is steadily increasing in
Sunny Hills. A tour last
summer with Sunny Hills
Municipal Services Build-
ing Unit (MSBU) Director
Glen Zanetic showed new
construction and improved
infrastructure throughout
the development.
The sale of Sections 12-
15 with about 7,200 lots
to National Recreational
Properties, Inc. highlight-
ed the interest in invest-
ing in Sunny Hills. That
interest is also reflected in
the number of new houses
that are under construction
throughout the area.
Turner Heritage Homes
has built 24 houses since
the first of 2005 through
June 2006 (when this arti-
cle was originally written).
The nationally recognized
firm offers several differ-
ent models with a variety
of price ranges and possi-
ble custom setups. Turner
also plans a townhouse de-
velopment on Sunny Hills
Locally based builder
McQuagge Development
and Construction had
built more than 20 homes
in Sunny Hills as of June
2006, and Brad McQuag-
ge said that about a dozen
more were under construc-
tion. The firm offers sev-
eral designs and also offers
custom work.
Deltona is also hard at it,
with 22 homes going up on
former County lots in June,
2006. New construction
was evident especially on
Marathon Avenue. "Del-
tona pays county property
taxes until these homes are
sold," Zanetic said. There
were just four houses on
Shenandoah Avenue in
2005, but in this last year
26 went up as of June
2006. About $89 million in
work was done in 2005-06,
Zanetic said.
New residents are still
moving into Sunny Hills
from the north, but others
are coming from relative-
ly close by. "In the 1970s
most people who moved
here came from the north,"
Zanetic said. "Now people
are coming from south
Florida and even Panama
Most of the new houses
were going up in Sections
1, 6 and 19, Zanetic said.
The forecast is for about
300 new homes next year,
including multifamily
dwellings and townhous-
es. "We are just starting,"
Zanetic said.
One of the more inter-
esting homes going up was
one built by developer Bob
Pignataro of Ft. Lauder-
dale. The home was built
primarily of expanded
polystyrene blocks. Once
the blocks are fitted to-
gether to form the walls,
concrete is poured in to fill
in the blocks. The building
takes about 30 percent less
concrete and reportedly
reduces cooling costs by
about 33 percent. Once a
crew is trained, trusses can
be up within five days.

The groundbreaking for the new community center is a sign of continuing
growth in Sunny Hills.

The excitement is building in Sunny Hills

The Deltona Corpo-
ration is leading the way
in promoting the devel-
opment in Sunny Hills.
Sunny Hills is home to a
mixture of ages and has
a diverse cultural mix.
Churches, clubs, and or-
ganizations are active in
the community.
Under construction is
a new recreational cen-
ter including a new rec-
reation building, tennis
courts, playground, and
ball field. All through the
community you can see
new homes under con-
struction and new streets
cutting through areas that
previously were undevel-

oped. According to Del-
tona's Project Manager,
Hulan Carter, more than
22 miles of new roads
have been built this year.
This development has
created over 2000 new
residential homesites and
commercial lots.
Carter says that the de-
velopment will continue.
The result of this con-
tinued development and
plans for future develop-
ment has opened up op-
portunities for numerous
builders to come into our
'Deltona's Sales Man-
ager, Jane Huth, says
that sales have remained

strong. With our Interna-
tional and National mar-
ket, Deltona is leading
the community in home-
site sales. Everything is
uphill from here and Del-
tona is here to stay.
With the release of
newly developed Com-
mercial Property in Unit
8 and Special Business
Property in Unit 9, it will
allow for the sale or prop-
erty for the purpose of
future business to come
into our community. Huth
feels development and
construction possibilities
are endless due to the cur-
rent and expected growth
in the Florida Panhandle.

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With about 30 miles of new roads cut in the past year and numerous new houses
under construction, growth is steadily increasing in the 28.5 acres of Sunny Hills.

Sunny Hills will get a
new golf course on Clare-
mont Avenue, and Sunny
Hills Country Club plans
major expansion, Zanetic
said. The planned two-sto-
ry clubhouse will feature
a second-story restaurant,
and a condominium devel-
opment is also planned for
the property.
With about 30,000 par-
cels available, getting in-
frastructure in place is es-
sential, Zanetic said. That

Tri-County Community Council (TCCC) has funds
available to help with electric or gas bills through the
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LI-
LIHEAP is a once-a-year assistance program based
on household income and size. Applications are taken on
Monday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the TCCC building
on Highway 90. Call Angle Moore, 547-3688, for more

The home is built primarily of expanded polystyrene
blocks. Once the blocks are fitted together to form the
walls, concrete is poured in to fill in the blocks.

includes paving 20 miles
of road over the last year. A
drive down Deltona Bou-
levard where it turns into
a dirt road into Section 23
showed numerous survey
flags for new side roads.
There are plans to four-
lane Elkam Boulevard to
Hwy. 231, among other
Zanetic says that MSBU
has done about $500,000
in improvements over the
last five years.
Jane Huth of Deltona
said that the firm did about
$65 million in business last
year, and noted that Del-
tona has also put millions
back into the area. "When
this happens everybody
wins," she said, "the prop-
erty owners, the custom-
ers and the builders." She
said Deltona is here to stay

and is looking forward to
continuing development of
Sunny Hills.
Huth said that the mar-
ket for property in Sunny
Hills is a diverse cultural
mix, and that there are still
many development oppor-
tunities available. Sunny
Hills is marketed nation-
wide, and while develop-
ment was slow in recent
years, the pace is picking
up, as is interest in the area.'
The planned Panama City-.
Bay County International
Airport, the planned Jim
Fowler's Life in the Wild
(and associated develop-
ment planned at that site by
Blue Dolphin II), and other
plans only make Sunny
Hills more attractive, Huth
"It's just the beginning,"
she said.

The planned West Bay International Airport, Jim
Fowler's Life in the Wild and associated development
at that site by Blue Dolphin II, and other plans only
make Sunny Hills more attractive,

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Coach's Sporting :
C(ach's Sportingt J .
Goods, 1150 South Bou- . . -q
levad, Chipley, is owned Is IQI .
by 2harles Sexton. He
has )een in business since
Sexton had sold the
business but wants every-
one to know he is back.
"W have a greater variety
ofirerchandise and if we
doi't have it, we will get
it,' said Sexton.
Everyone is invited
to stop by and check out
tb sporting goods and

Kerry Adkison, P.A., Attorney at Law
Kerry Adkison, P.A., Attorney at Law opened his offices for business on October
21,2002. A new office building at 702 Third Street, was constructed and he moved in
May, 2006.
Adkison hired additional personnel to take care of the increase in business. He cur-
rently has four full-time employees and one part-time person.
Adkison concentrates his practice in the area of criminal defense.
However, he also practices in the areas of probate, guardianship, family law, and
real property litigation.

New bridge
Governor Jeb Bush
traveled to Pensacola to
celebrate the early comple-
tion of construction of the
new eastbound section of
the hurricane damaged I-
10/Escambia Bay Bridge.
Governor Bush was joined
by U.S. Secretary of
Transportation Mary Pe-
ters, Florida Department
of Transportation Secre-
tary Denver J. Stutler, Jr.,
Florida Division of Emer-
gency Management Direc-
tor Craig Fugate, and other
The project consists of
two new three-lane bridges
constructed to the south of
the existing bridges. The
minimum clearance from
water for the new bridges
is 25 feet at the bridge ap-
proaches while the mini-
mum clearance for the old
bridges was 13 feet. The
value of the contract for
the replacement bridge is
about $245 million.


Home & Garden Expo in Chipley
The 2007 Home & Garden Expo is scheduled for April
27 and 28 at the Washington County Agricultural Center
located on Highway 90 in Chipley.
If you are a business owner or tradesman, this is a won-
derful opportunity for you to showcase your business!
You will be able to introduce new equipment, materi-
als, products and services with other professionals to the
This event is expected to draw over 500 people who
are interested in building a new home or improving their
existing home.
The proceeds from this event funds the Tri-County
Home Builders Association Community Service Founda-
tion, which is designated for the improvement and assis-
tance in home repairs for low-income homeowners and
those with special needs, such as wheelchair ramps and
heating systems.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this exciting
event, call Debbie McCrary at 850-638-4436 or Tammy
Dean at 850-526-6831 to reserve your booth today.

Fund-raiser golf tournament
The 18th annual Marianna High School Baseball Boost-
ers/Rahal-Miller golf tournament will be held March 10-
11 at Florida Caverns Golf Course.
There will be cash prizes for the first four places in each
flight with the number of flights determined by the size of
the field. Mulligans will be sold, up to two per man. Pro-
ceeds from the tournament will benefit the Marianna High
School baseball program. For more information, contact
Brian McKeithan at the golf course, (850) 482-4257 or
Tommy Lassman at Rahal-Miller, (850) 482-3051.

Helicopter plant
Southeast Alabama will be the new home for a helicop-
ter manufacturing, maintenance and refurbishing facility.
The project at Blackwell Field in Ozark is expected to
create 300 new jobs. Recently, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley
joined Ozark city officials in breaking ground for Bel-
1Aero. This will be a three-phase construction project: a
new runway, a flight operations hangar and a production
BellAero manufactured 45 aircraft last year and the
company said production will increase to 60 aircraft by
the end of 2006 and to more than 100 in 2007. The new
plant could also boost interest in a helicopter repair train-
ing program at Enterprise-Ozark Community College's
Aviation Campus. The school was recently awarded a
federal grant to help meet the need for skilled aviation

Culby Group Surveying, LLC in Bonifay
Cuby Group Surveying, LLC, held its grand opening in 2006. Pictured with the
sigi from left to right are Joe Culbertson and Jason Clark vice president, and Jim
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Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio
Prospective customers and members of the business community were treated like
royalty when they attended Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at Merle
Norman Cosmetic Studio in Chipley.
New owner Pam Rudd and beauty consultant Becky Hinson greeted guests with
bright smiles and ready information about the studio's services.
A new highlight is the "Merle Girl Room," which can be rented out for girly par-
ties. "We will teach them good basic skin care and let them play in make-up," Rudd
explained. "We'll also teach them not to over do it (their make up)."
The pink and white party room features a plush bed covered with a pink quilt and,
perhaps, a dozen contrasting little pillows. The room can also be used after 5 p.m. by
women who need to relax. Deluxe spa manicures and pedicures are offered, along with
a warm paraffin dip that leaves the skin on hands and feet feeling soft and silky. There
also are some hand bags, and gift items, and Merle Norman also has a line for men.
Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio is located at 846 Main Street in Chipley. It's open
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Beauty consultations are free, either by walk-in or appointment.
For more information or an appointment, call 638-8125.

Patient Practitioners, LLC gets $100,000 grant

Florida's Great North-
west, Inc. recently award-
ed Chipley-based Pa-
tient Practitioners, LLC a
$100,000 entrepreneurship
grant as part of the Work-
force Innovation in Re-
gional Economic Develop-
ment (WIRED) Northwest
Florida Initiative. This
grant award is the seventh
entrepreneurship grant to
be awarded through the
WIRED grant program.
Patient Practitioners,
LLC was founded in 2003
with the goal of providing
technological tools to im-
prove health, reduce medi-
cal errors and create conti-
nuity of care in the health
care system. The company
has produced a global soft-
ware service as well as the
program and device for
utilizing the system. The
device, called the iPHER
(Individual Persong Health
Electronic Record), is a
flash drive which allows
people to maintain and de-
liver their personal health
information anywhere in
the world without the need
for special software or
"In the 21st century, the
health of the nation's work-
force is based on the secu-
rity, portability, and elimi-

Patient Practitioners made a presentation recently t
the Washington County Board of County Commis
sioners. Here Dr. Naomi Melvin, president of Patien
Practitioners, gives that presentation

nation of language barriers
in the delivery and retrieval
of health information. The
use of new technologies
like the iPHER will place
Florida, especially North-
west Florida, ahead of the
curve in economic de-
velopment. The WIRED
grant expedites this growth
for developing industries
like ours," stated Dr. Nao-
mi Melvin, president of Pa-
tient Practitioners,
In 2006, Patient Prac-
titioners was awarded the
Mid-Market Innovation

Award by then Gover,
nor Jeb Bush based on its'
"demonstrated ingenuity,
civic leadership and sig-
nificant contribution t6,
diversifying and strength-
ening Florida's economy."'
WIRED funds were sought,
for financial assistance
with the newly created po-
sitions in anticipation of
the company's growth.
The WIRED North-
west Florida Initiative is
focused on the creation of
high-wage, high-skill jobs
within the region.

Washington County Chamber introduces Vision 2010 growth plan:

Washington Chamber
of Commerce unveiled its
master plan for the next
several years Thursday. Vi-
sion 2010...And Beyond
was unveiled at a recent
Chamber breakfast at Pa-
tillo's Restaurant at Wash-
ington-Holmes Technical
Center in Chipley.
The project has been in
the works since November
2006, according to Cham-
ber Board President Paula
Waller. The plan includes
adding development ini-
tiatives. The Chamber al-
ready had two initiatives
in place - the Economic
Development Council and
the Executive Committee
that consists of Chamber
officers. The three new el-
ements are:
*Organizational Growth
and Development: This
could include the return
of Leadership Washington
County classes if things
work out right, Waller
*Membership Enhance-
ment: Projects included
under this program could
include a "value added
package" for Chamber
members and "business af-
ter hours" events.
*Governmental Rela-
tions: This committee
would coordinate efforts

with various governmen-
tal bodies to promote and
smooth the way for busi-
ness projects in the county.
One role for the Eco-
nomic Development Coun-
cil would be to identify
property that could serve
as industrial park land. The
county industrial park in
Chipley is full of clients
or potential clients, and
more land is needed. Pos-
sible sites are being looked
at, and Chamber Execu-
tive Director Ted Everett
said that plans are for the
property to be owned by
the Board of County Com-
Acadia Hardwoods, a
Louisiana-based firm with
five other locations in the
southeast, will occupy the
last 13 acres available in
the existing industrial park.
Everett said this is a "fast-
track" project that was
quickly accomplished with
help from several agencies.
The firm will relocate some
employees and hire others
locally. Acadia Hardwoods
handles quality hardwood
and soft hardwood for up-
scale furniture and cabinet-
Another project in the
works is to find funds to
build a small "incubator'
building, which has proved

Roadwork has been going on constantly in Washington
County. Here work is done of the relocation of Chipley

to be a successful way to at-
tract new business in other
areas. The building would
have three spaces for small
businesses. Once the busi-
nesses grow they would
move to larger buildings
and another new business
would open at the incuba-
tor building.
Membership Enhance-
ment would look for ways
to offer potential members
services "above and be-
yond what would normally
cause someone to join the
Chamber," Everett said.
Other news
The local Chamber re-
cently became a feder-
ated partner with the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce,
and the services available
to local members include
an update on Federal leg-
islation. "We want to get
our members information
about what is happening
in Washington, D.C.," Ev-
erett said. He also urged
members to give feedback
to their elected representa-
tives. "If they don't know
how you feel about certain
issues, they vote the way
they feel."
Everett said that the
Chamber also serves as a
"clearing house" for in-
formation. He said the
hard-working staff regu-
larly gets calls from people
interested in Washington
County. "Hands down, we
are the busiest Chamber
around," Everett said.
The Chamber also plans
to open an office in the
southern part of the coun-
ty. Everett said that part
of the county is 'ready to

take off," and the Chamber
Board wants to have a lo-
cation in the south.
Washington County is
recognized as a Regional
Economic Development
Hub by the state, and the
Quality of Life committee
will be one that is tasked
with working in this area.
"The trick is to have eco-
nomic development and
keep our quality of life,"
Everett said. "You do this
by proper planning and
zoning." The tourism com-
ponent of this is already in
place through the Tourist
Development Council, di-
rected by Dr. Sandra Cook.
"I think you will be very
pleased over the next year
with announcements about
industrial development,"
Everett said.
Another announcement
in the next few months
will be for "Project Pipe,"
the next occupant of the
current industrial park in
Chipley. Everett said the
project is on track and once
transportation, utilities and
other issues are finalized,
the facility will come to
Washington County.
Everett also noted re-
cent news reports about
two new businesses com-
ing to the former Winn-Di-
xie building in Chipley. He
said that confidentiality is
important when businesses
go into expansion or relo-
cation mode.
"Word on the street
makes negotiations hard-
er," Everett said. He also
said that a number of
projects have been lost to
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the years due to lack of
This project was origi-
nally going to Jackson
County, but "they found
better here," Everett said.
"They felt like Washington
County was where they
wanted to be."
Washington County has
also been designated a Ru-
ral County of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern. Under this
designation the County can
set up Enterprise Zones,
which offer a number of tax
breaks and other incentives
for business expansion or
setting up new business-
es. Permits are also "fast
tracked" by the state. "At
present this is quite help-
ful," Everett said.
Another project is to cre-
ate 300 new jobs by end of

2007, and then create 300
more in 2008. Everett said.,'
however, that the goal is to
create better-paying jobs.
"The average income,
in Washington County is
about $22,000," Everett
said. "We are working on
creating jobs that average
about $34-35,000," which
is close to the state average.
This is part of the Cham-
ber's economic plan to be
presented to the Board of
County Commissioners on
January 25.
"If we can't get the
county the wages we need,
then we are going back-
wards," Everett said. "Jobs
create wealth."
The Chamber will form
several "action commit-
tees" in the near future to
facilitate these plans.

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News, Times-Advertiser continue rich local newspaper tradition

The Washington Coun-
ty News and the Holmes
County Times-Advertiser
are two of the oldest busi-
nesses in the two counties
they serve. Here is their

Washington County News
The Chipley Banner
was founded in 1893, a
different era with a much
different lifestyle. Their
was fierce competition be-
tween riverboats making
regular trips up local wa-
terways. Boats stopped at
Vernon, Port St.Joe, Free-
port, Ebro, Cedar Bluff
and Camp Walton.
The railroad made its
was up from Panama City
through Wausau, which in
1902 boasted a saw mill,
a cotton gin, and a school
with more than three dozen
Vanished communities
like Hagerman supported a
flourishing logging indus-
try,- including many saw-
mills, turpentine stills and
other related industries.
Phone service arrived be-
fore 1900. The cattle indus-
try has always been strong,
but. the wool industry was
also present.
There were attempts to
start a new county centered
around Chipley that would
include bits and pieces of
Washington, Jackson and
Holmes counties, but that
effort died on the vine. The
"courthouse battle" was
eventually won by Chi-
pley, and the county seat
was moved from Vernon.
Other papers also came
and went. Panama City was
once part of Washington
County, and the Panama
City Pilot was published
there, beginning in 1907.
When Lynn Haven was
part of Washington Coun-
ty it boasted the Tribune,
which began publishing in
1913. In 1906 The Verdict
began publishing.
The Washington County
News was founded in 1924
by John Winslett and Bart
Knight. Earl Sellers pur-
chased the paper in 1927.
Over the next three-and-
a-half decades Sellers and
his wife, Grace, built the
paper into a strong and
competitive publication.
He purchased the Banner
in 1941 and merged the
two papers. Another paper
named the Banner opened
in the 1970s, but went out
of business in 1981.
Sellers sold the News to
J. David Fleming in 1963,
and continued to write for
the paper until his death in
1989. It was sold to Wood-
row Wilson, retired pub-
lisher of the Panama City
News-Herald. The News
passed through several
owners, including Arthur
Halliburton, Panhandle
Press Publishers, and The
Enterprise Group. The lat-
ter company split into two
companies in 1983, and
Chipley Newspapers was
formed. David Specht and
Moe Pujol were owners.

Holmes County
The Holmes County
Advertiser was founded in
1892 by W.D. Williams,
according to historian
E.W. Carswell. The pa-
per was first published in
Cerro Gordo, but moved

to the new county seat of
Westville three years later.
The Advertiser was soon

The historic Times-Advertiser building in Bonifay.

on the move again when
the county seat was moved
to Westville in 1905.
E.A. Williams succeed-
ed his father as publisher
and served in that office for
about three decades. His
son, N. DeVane Williams,
also served as publisher
for about three decades be-
fore his son-in-law, Orren
Smith, assumed the roles
of editor and published.
Smith served in those
roles for almost 20 years
before selling the Adver-
tiser to Larry and Merle
Woodham in 1981.
Other papers serving
Holmes County were the
Times (first version), which
was published briefly in
1891 by DeFuniak Springs
Publisher Will C. Shugart.
The Advocate was pub-
lished in Westville by John
Neel from 1894 to 1905.
The News was also pub-
lished in Westville by Dan-
iel Gillis in 1901. Howev-
er, the courthouse burned
down a year later and it
is uncertain how long the
paper lasted after that.
Another paper with few
surviving records was the
Searchlight, published in
Ponce DeLeon in the early
years of the 20th century.
Last but by no means
least of the county's papers
was The Esto Herald, a
mimeographed paper pub-
lished by 15-year-old Roy
Reynolds. Carswell de-
scribed the paper as, "chock
full of news that could be
classified as extremely lo-
cal. It had a positive, pro-
gressive tone throughout."
Reynolds went on to a ca-
reer as a lawyer and jour-
nalist, and has been pub-
lished a number of times
in the Advertiser and the
merger and sale
Moe Pujol and the late
Jack Davis started the Hol-
mes County Times in 1989,
and the paper soon began
capturing a growing read-
ership and the majority of
the advertising revenue in
Holmes County.
The Woodhams coun-
tered by starting the Wash-

ington County Post shortly
thereafter, and the two
businesses battled it out for
readership and advertising
for about 14 years. On Sep-
tember 5, 2003, Chipley
Newspapers purchased the
Advertiser and Post from
the Woodhams. The Wood-
ham papers were absorbed
and the Times-Advertiser
was formed to serve Hol-
mes County.
Chipley Newspapers
operated with considerable
success over the next four
years before it was sold
to Freedom Communica-
tions. The Irvine, Califor-
nia-based corporation also
owns the Panama City
News-Herald, The North-
west Florida Daily News,
The Santa Rosa Gazette,
the Destin Log, The Walton
Sun, The Crestview News-
Leader, The Appalachicola
Times and the Port. St. Joe
Star, all part of Florida
"We will endeavor to be
good community stewards
and put out great local pa-
pers," said Jonathan Segal,
President of Freedom's
Community Newspapers
Division, at the time of the
purchase. "We think the
future for community pa-
pers is very bright."
"These are fine com-
munity newspapers and
we are glad to have them
in our portfolio of products
and services," said Karen
Hanes, vice president of
Florida Freedom and pub-
lisher of the Panama City
News-Herald. "They are
a natural extension of our
existing operations, both in
print and online."
Florida Freedom con-
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pers, nine weekly papers
and affiliated Web sites, in
addition to other publica-
It operates in Northwest
Florida from the Alabama/
Florida state line to the
Gulf Coast, from Navarre
Beach to east of Carrabelle
in the Big Bend.
Freedom Communica-
tions, with headquarters in
Irvine, Calif., is a national
privately owned informa-
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Bank of Bonifay turns 100, opens Chipley branch

Dancing to The Fabulous Classics musicat the block
party are long-time employee Joan Retherford and
B.O.B. President Steve Thames.

It was standing room
only Jan. 16 when mem-
bers of Washington Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce,
friends and customers
gathered for the formal
opening of the Bank of
Bonifay's new branch of-
fice in Chipley.
The weather had a lot to
do with the crowded con-
The ribbon-cutting was
moved into the bank's
lobby when rain, which
had begun earlier in the
day, continued to drizzle.
In addition to the big red
ribbon, chamber members
had printed a long chain of
outsized dollar bills to be
cut during the ceremony.
President Steve Thames
and branch manager Kathy
Rudd did the honors.
The bank also received
its framed dollar with
congratulations from the
chamber's Executive Di-
rector Ted Everett.
Refreshments were
served following prayer by
the Rev. Gary Wiggins of
The branch opened
Dec. 9 in its new build-
ing at 1012 Main Street.
Hours of operation are 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Thursday and 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The drive through window
opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday
through Friday. Most days
it closes at 4:30 p.m. but
it's open until 5:30 p.m.
Friday, according to Lau-
rie Peel, personal banker.
Other employees are

Mary Slaughter picks up her barbecue plate dinner at
the February, 2006 block party celebrating the Bank
of Bonifay's 100th birthday. Serving her is B.O.B. vice
president Wayland Fulford.

Cutting the ribbon officially opening Bank of Bonifay's Chipley branch are, from
left, Brian James, CEO; Steve Thames, president; and Kathy Rudd, branch man-
ager. Ted Everett, right, conducted the ceremony hosted by Washington County
Chamber of Commerce.

Kathy Rudd, branch man-
ager, Heidi Isaacs and Am-
ber Moore, tellers.
There's plenty of park-
ing in the back. The phone
number is (850) 638-7892.
Bank of Bonifay also
has branches in Marianna
and Destin.

Right: Chatting during
the bank's open house
are Dr. Rill Banks of Fort
Walton Beach, a member
of the bank's board of di-
rectors; Jeff Trawick and
Shannon Duren.

Sunny Hills golf course expanding and modernizing

Sunny Hills golf course
and club house is getting a
more modern and updated
Under new administra-
tion by Canyon Creek, Inc.,
the over 35-year-old build-
ing will host a renovated
pro-shop and a casual/fine
dining restaurant.
For the first time, Sunny
Hills will have a restau-
rant with a combination of
southern, Italian and Cali-
fornia style, in a contempo-
rary presentation.
"This will be a fun place
to be", said Steve Walsh,
executive chef. "We are
going to use simple ingre-
dients, with a lot of flavor,
interesting but not scary to
Simply Green is open
seven days a week for lunch
and from Tuesday through
Saturday for lunch and
dinner. Walsh is originally
from New York, where he
worked at Marriott Interna-
tional, a worldwide hospi-
tality company.
Canyon Creek is com-
mitted to bring to the com-
munity a whole new golf
and entertainment experi-
ence. Under negotiation, is
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a $16 million construction
project that will feature a
new two-story state-of-the
art club house and a second
golf course.
The company has also
proposed a gated commu-
nity project featuring 80
- 1,300 sq. ft. condo units,
with two bedrooms and two
baths. Four tennis courts,
fitness center, and a swim-
ming pool are included in
the proposal.
"These residential units
will be available to own or
rent through tailored stay
and play packages," said
Anthony Ray with Canyon
Creek, Inc.
"We're still negotiating
contracts for the utilities and
construction permits. This
is a two year project that
we expect to be able to start
building in November."
A modern and elegant
new club house will bring
new business and visitors to
Sunny Hills. The first floor
will have a pro-shop, snack
bar, lockers and restrooms,
and parking for the electric
golf carts. The second floor
will have the dining and
meeting room, and a bar
and lounge, these facilities

will be surrounded by a full
glass view balcony facing
the golf course.
The restaurant will also

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P&S Discount Furniture
P&S Discount Furniture located a 836 Candy Lane,
Chipley is owned and operated by Paul Broom. Broom
originally opened the retail furniture and mattress busi-
ness 34 years ago in March 1973.
They now have a larger stock of mattresses. Broom
says they can maintain lower prices due to a very low

Tracom Cable Construction
Carlos Trawick is the owner of Tracom Cable Construc-
tion located at 686 Griffin Road, Chipley. He opened for
business in February 2005.
Recently the company upgraded to a bigger plow trac-
tor to bury telephone and fiber-optic cable.
Carlos is a native of Washington County. He worked
for over 31 years at Trawick Construction in Chipley un-
til it was sold.

Lewis Bear warehouse in Ebro
The Washington County Planning Commission voted
6-0 on July 11, 2006 to recommend approval rezoar"g
for a two-phase Lewis Bear warehouse construction just
North of the Dog Racetrack in Ebro. LAB is a major bev-
erage distributor. ' *
The proposed project, which required rezoning from
Agriculture/Silviculture to Light Industrial when com-
plete will occupy over 200,000 square feet of building.of
a 19.99 acre site, purchased from Chipley area business-
man Rex Yates.
Most of the remainder of the 19.99 acres will be occu-
pied by employee and truck parking and a large retention
pond. The warehouse is expected to eventually hire over
150 workers, many of whom will be transfers from two
Bear warehouses in Panama City.
The rezoning was approved by the Washington County
Board of County Commissioners on July 27, 2006.

SBA export loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration made a i-e-
cord number of export loans in FY 2006 and surpassed
the $1 billion mark for the first time in the history of the
The SBA Office of International Trade reported 3,302
loans for $1.03 billion to small business exporters in'fis-
cal year (FY) 2006, doubling the number of export loais
made in FY 2003. The dramatic increase in export lend-
ing reflects the general trend for SBA loan volume in FY
2006, which closed out a record year in its two most pop-
ular loan programs, 7(a) and 504.
During the year, small businesses exported a record
$375 billion, more than $1 billion a day, which means
exports grew three times as fast as the overall economy.
With exports growing faster than the economy as a whole,
U.S. production is shifting to the export sector. This will
continue to be an important source of growth and job cre-
ation for small business. As much as one-quarter of U.S.
growth is now attributable to exports.
Through its Export Assistance Program, the SBA has
played an important role in helping more. small business-
es grow and expand their export operations or break into
the international trade game.
For more information about all of the SBA's programs
for small businesses, visit the SBA's Web site at http://




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Services offered by its Imaging Department were expanded with the installation Training is regular in many areas. Here hospital staff practice handling haz-mat
of a new nuclear medicine camera. with the willing (sic) help of WHTC nursing students.

NFCH designated as one of Florida's top hospitals in 2006

Hopsital gets
mitigation grant,
-adds modern
Northwest Florida Com-
mtinity Hospital (NFCH)
made significant progress
*during 2006 towards their
vision of being the health-
care provider of choice in
the area.
- In March 2006, the hos-
pital was selected as one of
Florida's "Top" Hospitals
by. the Florida Monthly
This recognition was
based on a statistically
yalid survey of the citizens
of Washington County ask-
ing their perception of the
quality and effectiveness
of their hospital. NFCH
was the only Critical Ac-
cess Hospital (CAH) in the
area to receive this recog-
In addition, the hospital
recruited three new physi-
cians, one of which located
his Internal Medicine prac-
tice in Bonifay. During the
year the hospital saw more
than 38,000 patients and
for the first time ever saw
more than 10,000 patients
in its Emergency Depart-
Services offered by its
Imaging Department were
expanded with the installa-
tion of a new nuclear med-
icine camera. For the first

Considerable improvements have been made in the emergency room in recent years.

time the hospital now of-
fers a full range of nuclear
medicine studies to include
nuclear stress testing for
cardiac patients.
In the past, patients had
to travel out of the county
to receive this service.
In November the hos-
pital received notification
that it had been approved
for a $1.2 million mitiga-
tion grant. This grant will
replace the roof and all
windows in the hospital
bringing them up to hurri-
cane standards.
Once the construction
has been completed, the
hospital will' qualify as an
acute care shelter during
future hurricanes or disas-
ters. Work on this project
will begin during the sec-
ond quarter of 2007.

Patrick A. Schlenker, CEO and president, of NFCH,
shows off some of the state-of-the-art equipment in
the ER.

Patrick A. Schlenker,
CEO and president, of
NFCH indicated "this is an
exciting time at NFCH".
He went on to say that, he
is very proud to be part of
all the positive changes and
improvements that have
occurred at the hospital.
"I fully recognize that
none of the progress made
during the past year at
NFCH would have been
possible without the dedi-
cation and support of our
outstanding medical. staff
and 250 associates, and the
support of the public we
During 2007 many ad-
ditional changes and im-
provements will occur at
NFCH. A new state of the
art Siemens Emotion CT
Scan will be installed dur-

ing the second and third
quarter. This will signifi-
cantly improve the hospi-
tal's diagnostic capabili-
It will also allow the
hospital to provide Tele-
radiography services 24
hours a day/365 days a
year to our physicians and
In addition, the hospi-
tal will break ground for a
20,000 square foot medi-
cal office building which
will provide new physician
offices and much needed
space for the hospital's
outpatient services such
as women services, se-
nior services and its sleep
med program. It will also
contain an auditorium for
meetings and educational
The new facility will
be located adjacent to and
will be connected to the
main hospital by a covered
walkway so that it will be
convenient for patients to
walk from their physician
directly into the hospital to
receive ancillary services.
During 2007 the hospi-
tal will continue its interior
modernization and renova-
tion program. A new pre-op
room will be constructed
to meet its ever increasing
volume of surgery patients.
The main lobby and cafe-
teria are also scheduled for
upgrades during the com-
ing year.


911 numbers
The Holmes County
Volunteer Firefighters As-
sociation would like to
remind every homeowner
and business ownerof the
importance of using three-
irich-tall numbers for their
911 address.
Many times not having
your address easily vis-
ible can result in delays at
the time of an emergency.
Check your address and
make sure it is visible.

Scam alert
Recently, companies
have been advertising to
local residents the promise
of extra income in return
for evaluating businesses
that operate locally.
After responding to the
advertisement, residents
are contacted by mail with
what looks to be a legiti-
mate cashier's check and
instructions to evaluate
a money wiring service.
The resident is asked to
quickly deposit the check,
send money through the
wire service of the busi-

ness noted, and then evalu-
ate the customer service
of that business. The
cashier's check sent with
the instructions, it said
to cover both the cost of
the money order and pay-
ment to the resident for the
evaluation. Little does the
resident know, the cashiers
check is fraudulent and
the money they have sent
by wire transfer is being
picked up by a thief.
This scam has been
brought to the attention
of the Washington County
Sheriff's Office and while
some of the details have
been changed, the basic
scam remains.
If you receive a cashiers
check in the mail and you
do not personally know
the sender, always treat
it as if it were fraudulent.
Take the cashiers check
to your personal financial
institution and have them
check the validity of the
check. This process does
not take long and can save
you thousands of dollars.
Remember to beware of
companies that pressure

you to "act now, think lat-
er". It is very easy for peo-
ple to ignore red flags that
would normally alert them
to a scam when the prom-
ise of making quick money
is offered. It is extremely
important that you take
the time to thoroughly re-

search any offer, especially
ones that involve money.
Tracking the people re-
sponsible for these types of
scams has proved to be ex-
tremely difficult and some-
times impossible given the
lack of paper trail involved
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to thousands of dollars in
one of these scams," said

Sheriff Bobby Haddock.
"We exhaust every lead
we have and at the end of
day these thieves are pro-
fessionals at hiding their
tracks. Our best advice is
to be alert to prevent this
situation from occurring in
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Good E Nuff Discount Grocery
The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Good E Nuff Discount
Grocery to Caryville and Gritney. The store on Walker Road is owned by Rocky
and Kelcey Duke and features a wide variety of discount groceries and other
products. An open house was also held.

West Florida Regional Planning Council
To celebrate the move of its Panama City satellite office, the West Florida Regional
Planning Council (WFRPC) held an open house on Aug. 21,2006 at the new location,
651 W. 14 St., Panama City.
The Bay County and Panama City Beach Chambers of Commerce welcomed the
agency to the area with a ribbon cutting. More than 50 council members, chamber
representatives and local government staff members attended.
Staff members were present to answer questions about city and county planning
services offered by the WFRPC.
The office was opened in Panama City to ensure easy public accessibility and to ac-
commodate the growing staff.

Concurrency will affect development

Florida's population is
expected to increase an-
other 30% by 2020, and
schools are struggling to
keep pace with growth.
School concurrency en-
sures coordination be-
tween local governments
and school boards in plan-
ning and permitting devel-
opments that affect school
capacity and utilization
rates. Addressing this issue
began with the Interlocal
Agreement between Bay
County, the municipalities,
and the school board in re-
sponse to the 2002 legisla-
Legislation enacted by
the. 2005 Florida Legisla-
ture mandates a compre-
hensive focus on school
planning by requiring local
governments and school
boards to adopt a school
concurrency system; up-
date existing public school
interlocal agreements and
include the updated in-
terlocal agreement in an
amended intergovernmen-
tal coordination element
of the comprehensive plan.
This agreement arranges
for a working group of
representatives from the
county, municipalities, and
the school board to meet
twice a year and discuss
issues regarding land use
and school facility plan-
ning. Each year, the school
board will submit to the
county and municipalities
its Tentative District Edu-

national Facilities Plan and
Educational Plan Survey
for comment prior to adop-
tion by the board.
The county and the
municipalities will pro-
vide the school board
with growth and develop-
ment trends within their
jurisdiction annually. The
school board may review
any school-related amend-
ments, and county and
municipalities school-re-
lated element provisions
must be consistent with
the school board's facili-
ties plans and policies. The
county and municipalities
will include a voting rep-
resentative appointed by
the school board on their
local planning board. This
representative will attend
and provide comments at
those meetings at which
the board considers com-
prehensive plan amend-
ments and re-zonings that
would increase residential
The 2005 Legislation
requires adopting a Public
School Facilities Element
(PSFE) into the compre-
hensive plan. Included in
the PSFE is the establish-
ment of a proportionate-
share mitigation method-
ology. Proportionate share
payment is intended as a
means to address a specific
concurrency issue like a
road segment or plant ca-
pacity. This differs from
impact fees which are as-

sessed on all new devel-
opment. Impact fee credit
will be given to proportion-
ate fair share contributions
under certain conditions.
Management System
In December 2005, the
Department of Communi-
ty Affairs provided a direct
grant to Washington Coun-
ty to update the concur-
rency management system,
to include tracking of both
project and de minimis
(very minor) impacts.
Its purpose is to provide
a mechanism which pro-
vides necessary capital fa-
cilities and services to sup-
port development concur-
rent with the impact of the
development. The grant
added the requirement to
track de minimis or very
minor impacts to the areas
necessary to track. Provide
for a proportionate fair
share program as a pos-
sible means to mitigate the
development impacts on
the transportation system,
which are programmed
for improvements, but
currently do not have the
needed level of service. In-
corporate the updating of
the Five-Year Capital Im-
provement Schedule into
the annual budgeting pro-
cess. Provide for a track-
ing system to continuously
monitor the impacts of
development without ad-
versely impacting the in-
frastructure systems.f

Calina Skipper cuts the red ribbon officially opening the new Calina's in Chipley
while her parents, Ray and Shelia Boswell and other family members look on.
Washington County Chamber of Commerce conducted the ceremony and presented
Skipper with a framed dollar bill to signify pure profit.

Calina's in Chipley
Motorists passing 838 Fifth Street re-
cently must have thought something spe-
cial was happening there. Colorful he-
lium-filled balloons tied to the fence rail
and trees fluttered in the breeze to guide
those looking for Calina's.
The special happening was a ribbon-
cutting ceremony conducted by Washing-
ton County Chamber of Commerce. It was
followed by an open house hosted by the
owner, Cheri Calina Skipper.
The balloons were part of the fun at
Calina's where she and several friends
work in a "happy atmosphere doing hair."
Friends making up the Chipley staff are
Libby Garrett, Angle Richter, Shelia Bo-
swell and Christian (Faye) Mann.
Calina began her career in cosmetology
in Chipley where she attended Washing-
ton-Holmes Technical School. She fin-
ished her studies in Bremerton, Washing-
ton. In addition, she has attended Roy Pe-
ters Color Academy several times, along
with other Redken specialist and master
specialist programs.

USDA news
USDA's Risk Manage-
ment Agency (RMA) re-
minds farmers of the Feb-
ruary 28, 2007, sales clos-
ing date for crop insurance.
This sales closing date is
applicable for the follow-
ing spring-planted crops
in Florida: corn, cotton,
grain sorghum, peanuts,
soybeans, and tobacco.
The sales closing date is
the last date to purchase a
new policy, to change the
type of policy, or to change
the level of coverage for an
existing policy.
The recent rise in some
commodity prices increas-
es the amount of protection
available under crop insur-
ance policies, but it also
increases the premium for
those policies. Local crop
insurance agents are the
best source for coverage
and the premium informa-
tion. Crop insurance is
sold and delivered solely
through private crop insur-
ance agents.
Contact a local Multi-
Peril Crop Insurance
(MPCI) agent to learn ad-
ditional program details.
A list of crop insurance
agents is available at all
USDA Service Centers
or on the RMA website at

The Board of Direc-
tors of Capital City Bank
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:
CCBG) declared a quarter-
ly cash dividend of $.1750
per share, payable March
19 to shareowners of re-
cord as of March 5, 2007.
About Capital City Bank
Group, Inc.: Capital City
Bank Group, Inc. (NAS-
DAQ: CCBG) is one of the
largest financial services

The full service hair salon offers expert
hair cutting for men, women and chil-
dren, hair coloring by a Redken specialist,
as well as Day Spa facials, body wraps,
manicures and pedicures. Calina, Chris-
tian and Shelia are the color specialists.
In addition to Redken, Calina uses
Mary Kay, Nioxion, and Joico. The men's
line includes Redken and American Crew.
The products are for sale and can be made
into little gift packages.
The small travel sizes can be used as
stocking stuffers.
Calina owned a salon in Bonifay for
several years and moved to the Chipley
area about six months ago.
The business is located at 838 Fifth
Street in Chipley. It's a cheerful place with
lots of mirrors reflecting light. It's open
late (as needed) Monday through Saturday
with "special events for families, birthday
parties for teenage girls or older girls in a
pleasant, happy, fun, atmosphere."
Call 638-1271 for an appointment or
more information. However, "walk-ins
are welcome," Calina says.

companies headquartered
in Florida and has $2.6 bil-
lion in assets.
The Company's bank
subsidiary, Capital City
Bank, was founded in 1895
and now has 69 banking of-
fices, four mortgage lend-
ing offices, and 80 ATMs
in Florida, Georgia and

EHEAP program
Area Agency on Aging
for North Florida announc-
es that Emergency Home
Energy Assistance for the
Elderly Program (EHEAP)
funds are available for
eligible households in the
area, including Bay, Cal-
houn, Franklin, Gadsen,

Gulf, Holmes, Jackson,
Jefferson, Leon, Liberty,
Madison, Taylor, Wakulla,
and Washington counties.
To be eligible, the ap-
plicant must be 60 years of
age or older and present a
current utility bill that says
the payment is past due or
shows an immediate dis-
connection date if payment
is not received by the util-
ity company.
The household income
must also be below 150
percent of the federal pov-
erty income guidelines.
Funds cannot be use to
reimburse households for
utility payments.
For additional informa-
tion call the elder helpline
at 1-800-963-5337.


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Wednesday, March 7, 2007, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, 13C

DOT schedule for four-laning SR 77 and SR 79

Traffic congestion via
SR 77 should ease as
the four-lane construc-
tion project is completed
from the North Bay Bai-
ley Bridge to the Wash-
ington County line. With
this section opened, the
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT)
has finished the third of
nine phases of expansion
in plans for SR 77.
Future projects will
turn the road into a four-
lane up to Blue Lake
Road, but complete con-
struction cannot begin
,until funds are assigned.
SFour-laning of both
. highways is considered
essential to handle in-
creased traffic from the
.Panama City-Bay Coun-
ty International Airport.
'Also, several major resi-
dential developments are
dependent on four-laning
before they could be ap-
-proved by the state De-
partment of Community
.;..Tommie Speights of
District 3 FDOT provid-
.ed an update on the proj-
ects in 2006.
SSR 79 is also undergo-
ing improvements. The
first section of four-lane
highway was from Back
-Beach Road to south of
,West Bay Bridge. The
next project underway
is. the construction of a
.parallel four-lane bridge
to the existing West Bay
-Bridge. Eventually, this
,'bridge will take motorists
to a four-lane highway
continuing to Steel Field
Road, up SR 79, and
crossing the Washington
'County line, to Holmes
The City of Vernon
will also experience big
changes. FDOT held a
meeting on the demoli-
tion of some downtown
properties, including City
Hall. FDOT will acquire
these properties and com-
pensate their owners.
Several public hear-
ings have been held on
the two highway projects
in recent months.
Over the years, the
FDOT has conducted
studies of possible road-
way improvements for
SR 77 and SR 79. Ma-
jor factors are the traffic
volume and conditions,
alternative roadway de-
signs, and environmental
- The changes made
would handle the pro-
jected traffic volume for
25 years into the future.
For example, in 2003 the
number of vehicles using
SR 77 south of SR 273
was 8,500 vehicles, while
in 2030 it is expected to
be 14,000.
Improvements in both
of these state roads in-
clude storm water drain-
"age systems, sidewalks,
and bike lanes. These
projects are assisting in
expanding major trade
and tourism, helping to
relieve urban and rural
traffic congestion, and
providing more effective
emergency evacuation
"rdutes for the coastal ar-
'eas residents, according
-to FDOT.
d Motorists are remind-
;ed to drive 'safely and
: -consciously while travel-

f ing through the construc-
Stion zones. Speeding
violations double when
- construction workers are
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Four-laning of SR 77 and 79 will be important regional transportation projects.

Major work will be necessary to complete the two four-laning projects.

Schedules for vari-
ous stages (Information
provided by FDOT)
SR 77 Multi-laning
*Improvements from
North Bay Bailey Bridge
in Bay County to Bay
County CR 2300 (2.66
miles) are underway.
Costs include $2.45 mil-
lion for design, right-of-
way acquisition $15.754
million, construction
$15.3 million.
*Improvements from
Bay County CR 2300 to
Mill Creek Bridge (4.242
miles) were completed
in June. Costs include
$2.6 million for design,
right-of-way acquisition
$1.387 million, construc-
tion $11.2 million.
*Improvements from
Mill Creek Bridge in Bay
County to Washington
County line (5.967 miles)
were completed in June.
Costs include $71.568
million for right-of-way
acquisition and $11.951
million for construction.
*Improvements from
Bay County to Wash-
ington County CR 279
(5.763 miles) are not
fully funded yet. Costs
are projected to include
$2.49 million for design
(funded in Fiscal Year
2006), right-of-way ac-
quisition $1.611 million,
construction $63.1 mil-
*Improvements from
Washington County CR
279 to Sunny Hills en-
trance (3.3 miles) are

not funded yet. Costs
are projected to include
$3.277 million for design,
right-of-way acquisition
$13.75 million, construc-
tion $33.7 million.
*Improvements from
Sunny Hills entrance
to one mile south of
Wausau (4.583 miles)
are not funded yet. Costs
are projected to include
$3.277 million for de-
sign, right-of-way acqui-
sition $13.749 million,
construction $42.271
*Improvements from
one mile south of Wausau
to one mile north of
Wausau (3.505 miles)
are not funded yet. Costs
are projected to include
$2.506 million for design,
right-of-way acquisition
$6.872 million, construc-
tion $42.271 million.
*Improvements from
one mile north of Wausau
to Clayton Road (2.989
miles) are not funded yet.
Costs are projected to in-
clude $2.316 million for
design, right-of-way ac-
quisition $8.97 million,
construction $28.258
*Improvements from
Clayton Road tojust north
of Blue Lake (3.5 miles)
are not fully funded yet.
Costs are projected to
include $1.4 million for
design (funded in Fiscal
Year 2006), right-of-way
acquisition $13.95 mil-
lion, construction $32.9

SR 79 Multi-laning
*Improvements from
SR 30 to SR 30A in Bay
County (.568 miles)
are not funded. Costs
are projected to include
$406,000 for design,
right-of-way acquisition
$551,000 million, con-
struction $12.944 mil-
*Improvements from
SR 30A to south of West
Bay Bridge (4.375 miles)
were completed in June.
Costs include right-of-
way acquisition $3.230
million, construction
$12.7 million.
*Construction of West
Bay Bridge (1.385 miles)
is underway. Costs in-
clude $2.365 million for
design, right-of-way ac-




quisition $4.918 million,
construction $28.83 mil-
*Improvements from
West Bay Bridge (north
of CR 388) to Steel Field
Road (2.568 miles) are
underway. Costs are pro-
jected to include $1.543
million for design,
right-of-way acquisition
$6.894 million (under-
way), construction $12.3
million (funded in Fiscal
Year 2006).
*Improvements from
the Washington County
Line to Environmental
Road (.614 miles) are
underway. Costs are pro-
jected to right-of-way
acquisition $420,000
(underway), construction
$4.2 million (funded in
Fiscal Year 2007).


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*Improvements from
Environmental Road to
Strickland Road (1.706
miles) are underway.
Costs are projected to
design for $115,000 (un-
derway), right-of-way
acquisition $802,000
(underway), construction
$15.064 million (funded
in Fiscal Year 2007).
*Improvements from
Strickland Road to north
of Reedy Branch (6.541
miles) are underway.
Costs are projected to in-
clude design for $2.974
million (underway),
right-of-way acquisition
$10.054 million (funded
in Fiscal Year 2007), con-
struction $46.074 million
(funded in Fiscal Year
*Improvements from
north of Reedy Branch to
north of CR 284 (4.451
miles) are not fully fund-
ed yet. Costs are project-
ed to include design for
$2.040 million (under-
way), right-of-way ac-
quisition $2.834 million
(funded in Fiscal Year
2007), construction $37.8
million (not yet funded).
*Improvements from
north of CR 284 to Court
Street in Vernon (6.56
miles) are not fully fund-
ed yet. Costs are project-
ed to include $2.703 mil-
lion for design, right-of-
way acquisition for $14
million, construction for
$60.805 million.
*The new Holmes
Creek Bridge project is
underway. Costs include
$2.967 million for design,
right-of-way acquisition
$10.71 million, construc-
tion projected for $36.73
million (funded in Fiscal
Year 2009).
*Improvements from
Pate Pond Road to north
of Cypress Creek Bridge
are not fully funded yet.
Costs are projected to
include $1.904 million
for design (underway),
right-of-way .acquisition
for $7.655 million, con-
struction for $33 million.
*Improvements from
north of Cypress Creek
Bridge to the Holm-
es County line are not
fully funded yet. Costs
are projected to include
$2.928 million for design
(underway), right-of-
way acquisition for $6.02
million, construction for
$39.5 million.
*Improvements from
the Holmes County line to
I-10 are not fully funded
yet. Costs are projected to
include $1.16 million for
design (funded in Fiscal
Year 2006), right-of-way
acquisition for $1.803
million (funded in Fiscal
Year 2009), construction
for $8.722 million.

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14C, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Wednesday, March 7, 2007

West Florida Electric Cooperative

Established in 1937, West
Florida Electric Coopera-
tive (WFEC) is a non-profit
Touchstone Energy@ Coop-
erative owned by its mem-
bers and locally operated.
WFEC serves approximate-
ly 28,000 meters, providing
dependable electricity and
other services at competi-
tive prices in Calhoun, Hol-
mes, Jackson and Washing-
ton Counties in Northwest
In addition to electric-
ity, WFEC offers local dial-
up Internet service; Dish
Network; the Touchstone
Energy Home@ energy ef-
ficiency program; portable,
standby and PTO drive
back-up power generators;
appliances, EZ Pay Power
pre-paid metering and long
distance phone service.

WFEC also recently made
its first foray into provid-
ing "Green Power" to its
members. In 2007, WFEC
has plans to implement an
Automatic Meter Reading
(AMR) system. The AMR
system is a true power line
carrier system and will en-
able WFEC to read meters
over power lines. Once
implemented, the AMR sys-
tem will enhance service to
WFEC members by elimi-
nating misreads and other
meter reading mistakes. It
will also prevent property
damage; gates being left
open, driving over septic
tanks and other problems.
As a Touchstone En-
ergy� Cooperative, WFEC
is part of a national alliance
of consumer-owned elec-
tric cooperatives providing

high standards of service to
member-owners, large and
small and to their commu-
nities. WFEC is among the
more than 600 Touchstone
Energy@ cooperatives in
40 states delivering energy
and related services to more
than 18 million consumers
throughout the U.S.
Forming the nation's larg-
est electric utility marketing
network, WFEC and other
Touchstone Energy@ coop-
eratives share technologies,
resources and buying power
while retaining a local pres-
ence and commitment to
serve residential and indus-
trial members with integrity,
accountability, innovation
and community involve-
The cooperative demon-
strates its commitment to

community through its sup-
port of organizations that
serve area residents, such
as the American Red Cross,
American Cancer Society,
Hospice, Alzheimer's As-
sociation and many other
civic and non-profit orga-
nizations. The Co-op ac-
tively supports local schools
through its annual Youth
Tour competition, in which
local high school juniors
learn about government and
cooperative operations and
compete for a trip to Wash-
ington, D.C.
Other programs include:
Safety City (a line-voltage
electrical safety demonstra-
tion), Project Graduation
sponsorships, career fair
participation, Partners in
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Wednesday, March 7, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, 15C

New DMH will serve as development hub for Bonifay area

The staff and administra-
tion of Doctors Memorial
Hospital billed the event as
"Our Valentine to Holmes
County." Despite blustery
weather and cloudy skies
quite a few Holmes Coun-
tians were on hand to enjoy
that Valentine's Day gift as
the groundbreaking for the
new DMH was celebrated
"We're actually, finally
going to make this hap-
pen," said DMH Chief
Executive Officer Robert
Winkler to the large crowd
inside the tent at the site of
the groundbreaking. "This
is a reality."
"We commend the em-
ployees and staff for their
tireless effort to make this
a reality today," said Hol-
imes County Hospital Cor-
poration Board Chairper-
son Brenda Blitch.
SThe new hospital will re-
:place the current, 48-year-
:old facility in downtown
:onifay. The new, 25-bed
critical access hospital will
-e built on Thomas Drive
jist off Interstate 10 south
proximately 48,000 square
'feet, about twice the size of
:the current hospital.
: DMH was built in 1958
under the Hill-Burton fed-
:eral legislation and is a 25-
;bed rural, critical access
: Plans have been under-
-Way for several years ,to
:build a new hospital as the
.current building proved
less and less capable of
meeting the medical needs
:of the area DMH serves. A
-number of improvements
have been made and up-
-tb-date equipment was
ilhstalled. The current hos-
-pital, however, is locked
in geographically, has no
room to expand either the
building or parking, and is
out of room for further im-
The property at Thom-
as Drive was obtained in
2002. After review of sev-
-eral fundraising options,
the board decided in 2005
to issue bonds. The hospi-
tal charter, however, lim-
ited the board to issuing a
_maximum of $150,000 in
State Sen. Durell Peaden
and State Rep. Don Brown
held a public hearing in
Bonifay on legislation for a
countywide referendum to
allow the board to to raise
-the ceiling on bond sales.
'That referendum was held
in November, 2005, and
passed by an 85 percent
'majority of votes cast.
The board selected Stern
Brothers of Chicago, Ill.
-as the underwriter for the
itax-exempt bond issue in
-August, 2006. Bonds were
-sold at a rate of under six
Percent in less than an hour
once they we issued, Win-
kler said, and $16.7 million
was realized from the issue
in December, 2006.
Parsons of Louisville,
Ky. was chosen as proj-
ect manager. Architect is
Gresham, Smith and Part-
ners of Nashville, Tenn.,
and the contractor is Bras-
'field & Goriee General
.Contractors, based in Bir-
mingham, Ala. All three
are major national or in-
ternational firms, Winkler
* "When the Board of
-Directors decided on the

firm Brasfield & Gorrie to
-oversee the construction
of the new hospital, one of
:the selling points was the
-firm's commitment to use

The groundbreaking was held on Valentine's Day, Febryary 14.

as many local area contrac-
tors, sub-contractors, and
suppliers as possible," said
DMH Marketing Director
Sharon Garner. Brasfield
& Gorrie is one of the larg-
est privately held contract-
ing firms in the nation and
were ranked No. 28 among
the nation's "Top 400 Con-
tractors" in 2006 by En-
gineering New-Record.
They are building the large
development on Hwy. 98
near the Publix in Sandes-
tin, among other projects.
"Gresham Smith and
Partners is a national firm
with over 35 years of ex-
perience in serving health-
care clients," Garner said.
"The firm has planned and
designed over two billion
square feet of patient ser-
vice space."
"Our location near the
interstate and the planned
four-laning of Hwy. 79
will provide great access to
the hospital," Winkler said.
"Ambulances, employees,
staff, suppliers and visitors
will all enjoy easy entrance
to the new hospital."
In fact, local leaders
have stated many times
that the new facility would
serve as a dev elopment
hub, attracting other busi-
ness and investment.
According to a news re-
lease from DMH, the hos-

Original administrator Leon Winkler (no relation to
the current CEO), was on hand for the ceremony with

his wife.

County and the remainder
in surrounding counties.
According to an economic
impact study completed
for the hospital in 2005,
the annual take-home pay
of hospital employees was
$2.017 million, and to-
tal economic impact was
$7.33 million. Current
figures show that the an-
nual payroll is more than
$3 million. In 2005, DMH
purchased more than $1
million of goods locally.
DMH is accredited by
the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Health-
care Organizations, and
has earned the Joint Com-
mission's Gold Seal of Ap-

State Rep. Don Brown, Helen Hunt Rigdon of U.S.
Rep. Jeff Miller's office, and State Sen. Durelle
Peaden were on hand for the groundbreaking

pital is the nearest critical
access hospital to the cities
and communities of Boni-
fay, Vernon, Esto, West-
ville, Caryville, Gritney,
New Hope, and parts of
Washington County west
of Bonifay.
Plans are in progress
for the City of Bonifay to
run water and sewer to the
site, and the City is seeking
funding for that project.
Official date for construc-
tion is dependent on final
revision of the plans and
whether the City can sup-
ply utilities, Winkler said.
The current hospital has
a considerable effect on the
local economy. DMH has
112 employees, with 63
percent living in Holmes

North of Panama City 1-10
Hwy. 79

proval. DMH is licensed
and regulated by the State
of Florida.
*While the major fund-
ing for construction of the
new hospital has been se-
cured through the sale of
revenue bonds, the Board
of Directors has authorized
a capital campaign to raise
an additional $500,000
which will be used to pro-
vide the latest equipment
and technology for the new
Much has changed in
the 50-year life of what
was originally known as
Holmes County Hospital.
What has not changed is
the hospital's mission of
providing compassionate,
personalized care to every-
one in need.
Doctors Memorial is
asking the community to

work together for the ben-
efit of all residents of the
Holmes County area to-
day as well as for our fu-
ture generations. The capi-
tal campaign is an effort
to provide needed funds
for the expensive medical
equipment required to pro-
vide state-of-the art medi-
cal care.
Robert Winkler, CEO
at Doctors Memorial says,
"We can only ask that the
community considers the
importance of having qual-
ity health care close to

home. Having health care
that is easily accessible is
very important to the life
and health of individuals
and communities. With the
generosity of the public,
Doctors Memorial Hospi-
tal will be able to provide
quality health services well
into the future."
"All of us are ultimately
in need of health care," Gar-
ner said. "Having a quality
hospital close to home is a
tremendous asset and can
be the difference between
life and death.'
"The new facility will
allow Doctors Memorial
Hospital to attract more
physicians to provide even
more services, promote
economic development
and job creation within the
community and enhance
the overall quality of life
of the region.
Doctors Memorial Hos-
pital is a public, non-profit
501(c)(3) organization
which is governed by a
Board of Directors appoint-
ed by the Governor of the
State of Florida. For more
information on the capital
campaign, call (850) 547-
1120 extension 252.

The current facility has plenty of modern equipment,
but no room to expand and provide the space to uti-
lize it properly

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16C, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Wednesday, March 7, 2007


City, County and bank officials were on hand for the groundbreaking for
PeoplesSouth Bank in Bonifay.

PeoplesSouth Bank
held a groundbreaking for
their Bonifay office Mon-
day, Nov. 20, 2006.
The ceremony includ-
ed several PeoplesSouth
bank officials, including
Bonifay City President
Dany Kirkland, Florida
State President Robert
Jackson, Chipley City
President Andrew Fleen-

er, Customer Service Rep-
resentative Vickie Leun-
berger, company official
Janice Hewitt, Customer
Service Representative
Tami Moss, and Custom-
er Service Representative
Christine Prescott.
Also attending were
Elaine Mayfield of the
Chamber of Commerce,
Commissioner Raymon
Thomas, Commissioner
Phillip Music, Bonifay
City Councilman Richard
Woodham, Bonifay City

Clerk Jeri Gibson and Jan
A portable building is
in place and opened the
middle of January.
The new bank is locat-
ed on Hwy. 79 between
Burger King and McDon-
Officials said the bank
has open positions and
would like the city of
Bonifay to become in-
volved in making it a suc-
cessful and trusted name
in Holmes County.

Mysafefloridahome.com looking for contractors

Chief Financial Of-
ficer Alex Sink recently
announced the launch of
a new online search tool
that will help Florida ho-
meowners participating in
the My Safe Florida Home
program find approved
By visiting www.
homeowners will be able
to search by county or type
of work performed from
nearly 150 contractors ap-
proved to participate with
the program.
"Today we are giving
Florida homeowners the
tools to make informed
choices about the pro-
fessionals they hire to
help them improve their
homes," said CFO Sink,
who oversees the Depart-
ment of Financial Ser-
vices. "Floridians look-
ing to harden their homes
can turn to the My Safe
Florida Home website and
know that the contractors
who participate with us are
properly trained to perform
essential hurricane mitiga-

tion improvements."
Nearly 14,000 Florida
homeowners have received
a free home inspection and
are currently in the process
of receiving their complet-
ed inspection reports with
recommended home im-
provements. To be eligible
for matching grants of up
to $5,000, homeowners
choosing to make one or
more of the recommended
mitigation techniques must
use a participating contrac-
To become a participat-
ing contractor with the My
Safe Florida Home pro-
gram, all contractors must
be licensed by the Florida
Department of Business
and Professional Regula-
tion or by a local authority
for the work that they are
performing through the
program. All participating
contractors must also com-
plete or already have com-
pleted a four-hour course on
residential wind-resistance
retrofit improvements.
As additional contractors
qualify, the website will be

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updated regularly to reflect
the current approved list of
approved contractors.
Upon submitting their
applications to partner with
the My Safe Florida Home
program, all contractors
are screened to ensure that
they have workers' com-
pensation insurance cov-
erage. CFO Sink further
urges all homeowners who
choose a contractor from
the website to verify that
they have current workers'
compensation insurance
coverage and licensure
before entering into a con-
Free four-hour cours-
es for contractors on the
standards and techniques
of wind-resistance retro-
fit improvements are now
The program, funded
with $250 million by the
Florida Legislature, was
created to better protect
Floridians by strengthen-
ing their homes against
hurricanes and to reduce
the state's exposure to hur-
ricane damage.

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