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2 sections, 24 pages
Relay for Life
Washington County Relay For
Life will be held April 20-21. Its
theme will be television game
shows. Meetings will take place
April 16. For more information,
contact Melissa "Missie" Finch at
638-8118 or 326-1769, or call Jay
Stewart, (850) 260-1269.
*Community South Credit Union
is holding a Relay for Life rib sale on
April 6. Cost is $20 per rack. Tickets
are available and the credit union
located at 1044 Highway 90. Quan-
tities are limited. Call 638-8376 for
Cancer Survivor Recognition.
Cancer survivors (anyone who has
ever been diagnosed with any type
of cancer) from the Washington
County area are invited to walk the
first lap of the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life to celebrate
their victory over cancer.
The event and Survivors Lap will
be held at the Historic Chipley High
School track. Each cancer survivor
will receive a free T-shirt to wear
while walking the track. Immedi-
ately following the Survivors Lap
will be a Survivors Reception with
refreshments. There is no cost to
Cancer survivors need to call the
American Cancer Society at 1-866-
785-9205 to register. Families are
welcomed to attend.
Luminaria Ceremony. The Amer-
ican Cancer Society will conduct
their Relay for Life special Lumi-
naria Ceremony to recognize those
touched by cancer in Washington
County. Individuals or companies
can make contributions in memory
of those who have lost their fight
with cancer and in honor of those
who have survived.
Each will be recognized by
a lighted luminaria displayed at
the Relay for Life event held at
the Historic Chipley High School
track. Luminaria contributions can
be made by calling the American
Cancer Society at 1-866-785-9205.
Contributions can also be made at
the event until 8:45 PM.
Miss Washington County
The Miss Washington County
Pageant will be held on April 28 at
the Vernon Community Center (old
VHS cafetorium. Registration is this
Saturday in Marianna. For informa-
tion, call Teresa at 850-573-7747 or
Kelly at 850-573-2645.
Friends of the Washington County
Library have made final plans for the
"Game Night at the Library" to be
held in May at Washington County
Library in Chipley.
Due to a conflict with another
community event, the game night
has been changed to Thursday; May
10, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ticket price is
$10. The funds raised will be used to
purchase books for the library.
TIckets will go on sale April 5,
and will be available from members
of the Friends or by calling a mem-
ber of the planning committee: Ruth
McCrary at 638-1442; Leola Porter
at 638-1703; or Margie Sangaree at
638-1633. Reservations and advance
ticket purchases need to be made by
Thursday, May 3.
OF D I I A.
Director Kathy Peel, from back, checks out the KMS play performed Tuesday.
Monday morning, children from
two Kate M. Smith Elementary kin-
dergarten classes practiced a play
they performed for parents Tuesday
Teachers Kathy Peel and Beth
Johnson worked together to help
their students stage the musical
"How Does Your Garden Grow?"
When asked why she includes a
play as part of the curriculum, Peel
said, "This is an opportunity for
students to use oral expression, mu-
sic and drama. They won't have an
opportunity to participate in drama
again until high school. Every child
gets to be a star, to come to the front
of the stage and be seen. It's good
for their self-esteem and it brings out
their personalities and talents they
didn't know they had."
More coverage, page 10A
Briana Miller, Logan McCalister, and Hank Hardesty played scare-
Left to right: Autumn Hingson, Eyrica Pettis, Maiya Damon and Haley McDonald are flowers.
Vernon City Council approved
50-cent-an-hour pay increases for
city employees Becky Baxley and
Gerald Ward. Action was taken at
Council's regular Monday meeting.
Council also gave final approval
for Teen Court to use space in old
Vernon High School. Approval was
originally granted pending review of
the contract by City Attorney Kerry
Council also heard a report from
Public Works Director William Land,
who is recovering from a bite by a
brown-recluse spider. Land reported
that among other activities, public
works has been clearing ditches,
fixing potholes, doing a considerable
amount of mowing and weed-eating,
and installing about 600 feet of water
line around the city. Land said that
the line has been installed to replace
old line for the most part.
In other business, Council:
*Continues to prepare for the
upcoming special election. Vernon
Mayor Oscar Ward recently set the
date for a special election to fill a
vacant council seat. The election
will be to fill the seat made vacant
when Cheryl Withrow resigned from
The election will be Tuesday, May
8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Qualifying will be from April 9 at 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13.
*Tabled a decision on purchasing
fence for the city yard. The yard
needs 830- feet of chain-link fence
and a two-section, 20-foot gate. This
is part of the in-kind match for the
sewer project, and the City has 120
days to complete the project.
*Tabled discussion of the Sam's
card for the City until next meet-
*Approved the annual Firecracker
Day parade. The annual event in-
cludes the parade, entertainment and
games at the Sportsplex, entertain-
ment, and fireworks.
*Approved a consent order for
*Approved making sure that a
property owner in dispute with the
City over zoning and other issues
will be told to have his paperwork in
order when he comes before Council
to discuss the issue. This includes
compliance with pertinent County
School Board will interview construction managers on April 18
Washington County School Board
will interview two candidates for
construction manager for school proj-
ects. The interview will take place on
April 18 at 4:30 p.m.
Candidates are Perry McCall and
Lord & Son, Inc. The date for the in-
terviews was set at Monday's regular
meeting of the Board.
In other news, Jack Baker of Des-
tin Architectural Group will continue
as architect for county projects. This
will include work at Vernon Elemen-
tary (fees included):
*Professional drawings and speci-
fications for the bus loop relocation
*Cafeteria and kitchen remodeling
*Special work involved in the
cafeteria and kitchen remodeling
Bid material should be in hand by
May 9, with much of the work being
done this summer.
The Board will also hold a work-
shop at 4 p.m. on April 30. The
workshop will be used to review a
number of issues.
In other business, the Board:
*Approved trade-in John Deere
*Donations for CHS and VHS
*Budget Amendment for Safe and
Drug Free Schools.
*A B C School Evaluation Com-
*Voluntary Pre-K Provider Agree-
*Approved the agreement between
The Board and Agency for Health
*Approval of Substitute/Volun-
*Approved 2007-08 School Cal-
*Approved 2007-08 School Cal-
endar (Dozier I & II)
Human Resources for the district
Vernon High School:
*Resignation of Nikki Crawson,
*Retirement of Hazel Pittman,
Business Technology Teacher
Roulhac Middle School:
*Retirement Letter from Connie
Buchanan Reading Teacher.
Vernon Elementary School:
*Recommendation for approval of
one year leave of absence for teacher,
LaJuana Malloy, for 2007-2008
*Recommendation for Approval
of One Year Leave of Absence for
Paraprofessional, Deborah Yglesias,
for 2007-2008 School Year
Kate Smith Elementary School:
of Erin Harris, First Grade Teacher
*Resignation of Cynthia Denise
Davis, First Grade Teacher
*Retirement of Priscilla Prough,
Third Grade Teacher
*Resignation of Whitney Barfield
*Employment of Shannon Cook
- Part Time Evening Cosmetology
*Leave of Absence for Angela Mi-
chelle Pate - Vernon Bus Driver
*Recommendation advertising for
Chipley High School principal
*Recommendation for additional
Payment to Harry Vann as Acting
Principal at CHS
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AROUND THE AREA
Among the Thirsty
performs at BCF
Among the Thirsty has played with such artists as
Casting Crowns and Skillet, is currently on tour and said
they were thrilled about the opportunity to play for BCF
Band members Ryan Daniel, Brock Douglas, Brian
Henderson, and Greg Smith are from Clearwater. Since- ,
their current tour took them through Graceville, band
manager Mike Turza contacted Mindy Nettles, BCM
director, who accepted the band's offer to play a free
concert for BCF students.
Among the Thirsty led worship during BCM's Salpiza
service and performed a concert afterwards.
The band identifies themselves among the thirsty found
in the scripture in Revelation 21:6, "I am the Alpha and
the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the
fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts."
According to BCF students, the style of music was a
more upbeat, rock combination of praise and worship
songs. Band members said they appreciated the welcom-
ing atmosphere of the school and look forward to visiting
again in the future.
More information about events at The Baptist College
of Florida can be seen on the website at www.baptistcol-
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 Hope Volunteer Fire Station, located on Highway 2 in
CLOSED: Vernon Library, Wausau Library. Holmes County.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open. 8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous meeting, held at Blessed
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open. Trinity Catholic Church in Bonifay.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides hot FRIDAY, APRIL 13
meals and socialization. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open.
10 a.m.-Sunny Hills Garden Club meets at the Sunny 9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Vernon Library open.
Hills Community Center. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Homes Council on Aging provides
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217, bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and social-
donations accepted. ization.
12 noon-Bonifay Kiwanis Club weekly meeting, held at 10 a.m.-5 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
Blitch's Restaurant in Bonifay. 10:30-11 a.m.-Wausau Library preschool storytime.
12 noon-Chipley Woman's Club meeting, held at club 11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
house. Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
1 p.m. - Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in donations accepted.
Chipley 7 p.m. - Slocomb VFW dance until 10 p.m. Music by
7 p.m.-Depression and Bipolar Support Group-meets the Country Boys. Admission $5; Children 12 and under
at First-Baptist Clhurh-educationalamiex--bui-4ing-in-- free -with-parents -No- smoking or alcohol.-Door-prizes-
Bonifay. Call 547-4397. and 50/50 giveaways. Refreshments available.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Ponce 8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, held at
de Leon Methodist Church, located on Main Street in Presbyterian Church in Chipley.
Ponce de Leon.-
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
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.
10 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,
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.
6 p.m.-TOPS meeting, held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church,
located three miles north of Bonifay on Hwy. 79.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at New
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
CLOSED: Wausau Library.
8 a.m.-12 noon-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-12 noon-Vernon Library open.
9 a.m.-12 noon-Chipley Library open.
7-10 p.m. - Geneva Senior Citizens Dance at Geneva
Community 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.
7 p.m. - Slocomb VFW dance until 10 p.m. Music by
the Country Boys. Admission $5; Children 12 and under
free with parents. No smoking or alcohol. Door prizes
and 50/50 giveaways. Refreshments available.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Beth-
lehem Masonic Lodge, located on Hwy. 177 in Holmes
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held in the board
room at Graceville Hospital in Graceville.
4-6 p.m.-Conversational English classes for internation-
als, held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Contact church office,
638-1014 or Karma Cook, 638-8418.
MONDAY, APRIL 16
CLOSED: Holmes County Library, Wausau Library,
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides
bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and social-
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
6 p.m - 7:30 p.m.-Salvation Army Domestic Violence
and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) will be hosting
- a domesticviolence support-group each Monday. The
meeting will be held at the SADVP Rural Outreach
office at 1461 S. Railroad Avenue, apartment one, in
Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.
6:30-8:30 p.m.-Conversational English classes for in-
ternationals, held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Contact church
office, 638-1014 or Karma Cook, 638-8418.
7 p.m.-Esther Masonic Lodge #144, Bonifay.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Blessed
Trinity Catholic Church, located on Hwy. 177A, Boni-
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
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.
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
6 p.m.-Holmes County School Board meeting.
8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous meeting, held at Blessed
Trinity Catholic Chturch in Bonifay.
St. Jude's enjoys lunch
St. Jude's participants enjoy lunch after a morning of
cycling. The event was recently held at Phillip Roun-
tree Stadium parking lot.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR PROPORTIONATE
FAIR-SHARE ORDINANCE WORKSHOP AND SCOPING
MEETING FOR EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR)
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners, in cooperation with the Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public workshop on Thursday,
April 26, 2007, at 8:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter, in the Commissioners' meeting room located at 1331
South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida, to review and to solicit public comment on the proposed Proportionate
Fair-Share Ordinance. This is an informational workshop for the public. The intention is to describe the
requirements of SB 360 to the general public, provide. documents for review, and to receive public input on
what should be considered as the Washington County Proportionate Fair-Share Ordinance is prepared for
adoption per SB 360 standards.
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners, in cooperation with West Florida Regional Planning
Council will hold a public scoping meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter, in
the Commissioners' meeting room located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida, to review and to solicit
public comment on the proposed Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR). This is an informational meeting
for the public. The intention is to describe the requirements of the EAR along with any revisions or additions
that may need to be made to the Washington County Comprehensive Plan to the general public, provide
documents for review, and to receive public input on what should be considered as the Washington County
Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) is prepared for adoption per state standards.
The proposed Proportionate Fair-Share Ordinance, documentation regarding the Evaluation and Appraisal
Report (EAR), and the Washington County Comprehensive Plan is available for review at the Washington
County Planning Office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations
to participate in these meetings are asked to advise the County at (850) 638-6200 at least 48 hours before
the meeting. "If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the board, agency, or commission, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings,
and that for such purposes, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based." FS 286.0105
If you're not a liberal when you're young, then you have no heart.
If you're not a conservative when you're old, then you have no brain.
-- Idea originated by Francois Guisot (1787-1874),
popularly attributed to Winston Churchill
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Revisiting taxation's origins
Commentary by Tibor R. Machan
Freedom News Service
Come tax day each year it is important to recall just what
gave rise to this practice of government extorting money from
us. Not that the good people at the IRS confine their crimes to
April 15 or thereabouts - the 17th in 2007. There are hundreds
of hidden and not-so-hidden taxes involved in virtually all our
.commercial undertakings. (The exception I know of seems to
involve horses - but don't tell anyone!)
First a little history: In feudal times, and even before, the
monarch or whoever else pretended to be the "keeper of the
realm" was deemed to have been granted ownership of a
country, either with absolute title or with some constraints.
(As the feudal era lost its dominance, the constraints became
stricter, and in time monarchies came to be mostly ceremonial
- though still very expensive - as in the UK.) But the frame-
work in all feudal systems involved statism -- the government
owned nearly everything. So if one lived in this realm and
worked there, it collected rent, just as an apartment owner does
from those renting in the building.
The entire system rested on the firmly held assumption that
the head of the state owned the couritry and could collect taxes
from others who lived and worked there.
With the American Revolution a new idea emerged, namely
that no head of state owned anything. Governments were now
deemed to be instituted as a kind of service agency assigned the
task of protecting the basic (and derivative) rights of all those
who lived in the country. And it was these folks, not some king,
tsar, pharaoh or some other keeper of the realm, who owned
stuff. The right to private property had been identified as a
proper instrument for deciding who owns what. John Locke,
the grandfather of the American political tradition, claimed
that people came to own stuff by mixing their labor with raw
nature. While a challenging idea, it had the ring of truth about
it far more than that story about the king owning it all!
With this new political notion the system of serfdom or
involuntary servitude - whereby people were tied to the land
that the king owned and needed the king's permission to act as
they wanted to - had been consigned to the dustbin of history
in most places in the West as well as a few others. But taxa-
tion remained in place because it hadn't been figured out how
governments might be funded. However, severe limitations
had been conceived so that all that taxes would do was fund a
highly limited government.
Now as they say, the best laid plans of mice and men - well,
taxation quickly got out of hand, and we are now nearly back
where we were with all those monarchs. Governments are
claiming ownership of their countries' wealth - and some of
their champions are making sophisticated arguments defend-
ing the idea. To put the matter differently, the current system
of taxation is a reactionary policy that conflicts with the idea
of the right to private property and the right to one's life and
liberty, as well.
But then how might the valid functions of a government be
funded, if taxation is really but extortion? There are answers
but no one at major, prestigious centers of learning is doing
research on the details. In broad outline, the proper substitute
is a contract fee. Most people take advantage of contracts and
these need a legal order for them to function properly. But it is
not necessary to do so - it's technically optional.
Men and women have lived with many unjust institutions
and policies, but that isn't sufficient to construe them accept-
able, morally and politically. Nor should taxation be taken
as an exception. An alternative must be found that avoids its
Tibor Machan holds the R.C. Hoiles Chair in Business Ethics
& Free Enterprise at Chapman University's Argyros School of
B&E and is a research fellow at the Pacific Research Institute
and Hoover Institution (Stanford). He advises Freedom Com-
munications, parent company of this newspaper. E-mail him
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
To the Editor
I am alarmed to learn that our community is being exposed
to elements that do not conform to o'ur religious standards
regardless of domination and which are not acceptable for our
families. It is hard enough to raise-our children to be respon-
sible citizens and meet the obligations and expectations of the
world we live in without trying to defend ourselves against the
evils which already exist.
We do not need to invite those who wish to promote nec-
romancy into our community and surrounding areas. I appeal
to those who are involved in the historical society to withdraw
their endorsement of this event and to regain the support of
the citizens of Washington County along with those of the
surrounding counties. I cannot believe that those who would
profess to be Christians would knowingly promote and endorse
such an activity. We do not wish to be associated with those
who would be involved with this wickedness. This only serves
to detract from the prestige the society has worked so hard to
obtain and I would hate to see that work go for naught.
Please understand that the Bible is very clear on this subject
and many others. See the following Scriptures which forbid
talking with the dead: Deuteronomy 18:10-12; 1 Samuel 28:1-
25; 1 Chronicles 10:13-14; Isaiah 8:19-20.
Once again, I appeal to those involved and pray that our
community has not stooped so low that we openly become
anti-god in a society which is becoming more Christ-less each
and every passing day.
India rising as a major power
Until she became the Ed-
ward R. Murrow Press Fel-
low at the Council of Foreign
Relations in New York City,
Manjeet Kripalani was India
bureau chief for Business
Week magazine for the last 10
years. Based in Bombay, she
reported on the many political
and socioeconomic changes
globalization has brought to
the underdeveloped country
of 1 billion people, 28 states,
16 official languages and six
major religions. I spoke to her
by phone from New York.
Q: What should every
American know about the
reality of India today?
A: I would say India is the
country of the future. The
center of gravity has shifted
from the West to the East. It
is now concentrated in Asia.
The economies are growing
in their own way; they are
creating new ways of being.
They are, for instance, creat-
ing new business models that
are coming out of both India
and China and some parts of
Southeast Asia. A lot of the
manufacturing is focused in
Southeast Asia and in China.
A lot of the new innovative
models of service businesses
are coming out of India. This
is changing the way the world
thinks about development
and business. So everybody
-- Pittsburgher and American
alike -- really should be paying
very close attention.
A lot of these changes have
happened because America
has taken the lead. American
companies have been at the
forefront of globalization.
They are the ones that have
actually brought the new ideas
and change to Asia and India.
But India, more than China
and other parts of Southeast
Asia, has created its own
models that work for, its own
Q: What is India's greatest
success story of the last 20
years in terms of its develop-
A: India's democracy and
its economic development
model have been its greatest
Q: India used to have a very
heavy-handed government -- a
lot of regulation and a stran-
gulation of the economy. Has
A: Well, it's just deepened.
The government continues to
hold sway over a large part of
people's lives. But more and
more, it is ceding space to
the private sector. The private
sector is now stepping into
areas that the government is
not able to control. Democ-
racy has also been important.
Because of India's multieth-
nic, multireligious, plural
political space, the democratic
system is the only one that
works because it allows ev-
erybody a voice. India, at the
time of independence, had a
huge class of people from the
lower caste who really were
not given any opportunities
in the past centuries because
of the caste system that kept
people in their place. Upon
independence, India gave
everybody universal franchise
-- one-man, one-voman, one-
vote. The lower class became
a powerful bloc and they were
able to vote their own people
into power. So India has seen
a tremendous power shift from
the upper caste to the lower
A tremendous amount of
affirmative action -- your
action -- has really helped
the country find equality.
Because of this, India has an
economic development model
that is very different from
other countries and China. It's
different from the prescription
model. Its economic growth
model is grass-roots driven.
driven growth. Everything
in India happens because the
masses demand it. It's all
entirely demand-driven. The
politics change because the
masses want it. The econom-
ics change because the masses
Q: What is India's most en-
* during and worst problem?
A: Health care and infra-
structure. India's problem is
really poverty and poverty is
driven by lack of education,
health care and infrastructure.
The politics in India are a
mixed bag. Some states are
very good and some states are
very bad. But it will all eventu-
ally work because the people
demand it and the politicians
do what people demand. And
people's aspirations have risen
and changed, so they are now
going to demand things like
education and infrastructure
and health care that they have
never demanded before.
Q: How has globalization
A: India has been one*of
the greatest beneficiaries of
globalization. To begin with,
there is the great outsourcing
movement. Outsourcing is
really the newest wave of glo-
balization and it has emanated
from and was innovated in
India. One of the great bless-
ings of globalization is the
lowering of telecom costs. It's
created remote services. The
whole outsourcing industry
arose because of cheap tele-
com prices. Data was easily
, transferred. You had Indian
companies writing software
for foreign companies in the
United States and Western
Europe. And similarly, the
call centers. This is something
Indians thought would be to
their advantage, and they have
Q: Has globalization helped
A: Absolutely. As far as I
am concerned, globalization
has been the biggest benefit for
the poor. It has given them op-
portunities that they wouldn't
have had. It isn't just telecom.
Because of the availability of
satellite, Indians were able to
get cable 'television that was
not that expensive. Cable
television allowed Indians to
get a lot of foreign channels.
Because of the soap operas
and the talk shows, Indians in
the smallest, poorest areas are
transported into the drawing
rooms of the world. So they
don't really only see their
superiors in the big cities of
India, they now see people all
over the world. It takes them
out of their own rigid confines.
Whereas once a cobbler's son
could never ever hope to be
more than a cobbler, he can,
now aspire to be a doctor, be-
cause you know what? He saw
it on TV, and if it happens in
the world, he can do it. Tele-
vision gives them examples.
People with basic smarts can
Q: What are the downsides
to India of globalization?
A: People of a certain po-
litical hue will say that get-
ting companies like Wal-Mart
inside India is a downside
because the small shopkeeper
loses his likelihood, but I
would disagree. Particularly in
the case of India, the threat of
Wal-Mart's arrival got Indian
entrepreneurs to start setting
up large retail operations. So
they began the process of ag-
gregating these small retailers,
and they are not such a threat
because they are Indian and
know the environment and
how to manage the people and
the system. Secondly, because
the Indian entrepreneurs began
getting large Wal-Mart-style
retail operations together, they
also began to push the govern-
ment to do the very difficult
reforms in the agricultural sec-
tor, because they had to source
products from the farms.
India's farming community
is totally disorganized. The
last thing India's government
will do is agriculture reform,
because it is the toughest and
will take a toll on the poor-
est initially. But that is the
one reform which will really
lift Indians out of poverty.
They haven't done it because
agriculture has become very
politicized and is dependent
on government subsidies. So
this is helping India build a
cold chain. The farmers will
get better methods of farming.
They will have better produce
and get better prices. I think
globalization has been good. It
has been great for China too,
because it's given it a path out
Bill Steigerwald is a col-
umnist at the Pittsburgh Tri-
bune-Review. E-mail Bill at
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U.S. REP. MILLER VISITS DOWNTOWN CHIPLEY
Chocolate Factory owners Pat and Randy Browh pre-
sented Jeff Miller with a basket of chocolates.
Rep. Jeff Miller spotted the Chipley Antique Mall
and wanted to look. Owner Glen __ was polishing
wooden furniture in store. Miller asked if he had a
syrup kettle, that he's been looking for one, owner said,
"No, they are hard to come by and when one comes
in it doesn't stay long." Miller also asked about Civil
Phillip Atkinson, who has this year's top buck in the state, 10th overall best, had just picked up the mount and
folks at Metric Engineering encouraged him to stay for Rep. Jeff Miller's visit. Miller, an avid outdoorsman,
was excited to see the buck
5178 Boynton Cutoff Road,
Vernon, FL (just north of Panama City)
Friday, April 27,
6:07 pm CST
Nesteld on the banks of the Choctawhatchee
River in Washington County, FL, just north of Panama
City, River Run Resort offers a wide variety of com-
mercial and development possibilities. With a lodge
that is second to none, a paved boat launch, RV
hook-ups already in place and a picturesque
setting, the only other thing you need is an imagina-
The lodge facility was the site of the successful Knot
Hole restaurant. This is the ideal location to re-open a
restaurant, develop an upscale RV park or fish
camp, divide into riverfront home-sites, buy for
personal recreation or as a corporate retreat, etc.
For those that are interested in opening a restau-
rant, it is important to mention that the property has
a liquor license that can be re-instated with minimal
Saturday, April 21, 10 am to 4 pm CST
Sunday, April 22, 1 pm to 4 pm CST
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Washington County News, 5A
A Family Gospel Concert featuring Neysa Wilkins of
Channel 7, Panama City, will be held from noon to 11 p.m.
May 19 at the Chipley Agriculture Center. Other sing-
ers will be SGI Dancers, Choir of Fire from Pensacola,
Change, The'Thompsons, The Millers, Jason and Ms.
Gloria Brown, Magan White, Ms. Tibitha, Allison Watson
and many more will raise their voices to give God praise
Save the Children Christian Center is sponsoring the
event. Admission will be free and everyone is invited to
"come and enjoy themselves."
A dinner plate with a grilled chicken quarter, string or
baked beans, potato salad, roll, fruit cup and soda will be
sold for $6. Hamburgers and hot dogs also will be avail-
able, along with side orders.
Chipley Agriculture Center is located on Highway 90W
Diabetes support group meets
The Better Life Program at Washington County Health
Department is sponsoring a free diabetes support group
for Washington County.
The group will meet at Blue Lake Community Center the
second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
May 8 will cover learning about medications and medi-
cal care. June 12 will be on living with diabetes, mobilizing
family and friends. Anyone interested in volunteering may
call 638-6240, ext. 162.
Take Stock in Children mentors
Studies have shown that youth who have mentors are
52 percent less likely to skip school, 33 percent less likely
to engage in a fight, 46 percent less likely to begin using
illegal drugs, and 27 percent less likely to begin drinking
You can change a child's life by becoming a mentor with
the Take Stock in Children Program. By showing a child
that someone cares, you will help that student become a
productive citizen. When you commit to work with a Take
Stock student, you meet with the Take Stock staff and
complete an application and screening process.
After some basic training, you will be matched with a
student who can benefit most from your influence.
As a mentor, you meet once a week with your student
for one hour at his or her school. You will help your child
build a foundation of basic values, and assist them in setting
goals and attaining them. All weekly mentoring sessions
take place on the school campus at a time that is convenient
for both you and your student. Anyone interested in having
a positive influence in the life of Take, Stock in Children
student, please contact Don Walters at (850) 527-9274.
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6A, Washington County News S p o rts Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Members of the East boys team watch the action Saturday in Panama City at the annual Freedom Classic.
East sweeps West in
Girls get first win
Florida Freedom Newswire
East girls defeated the West
90-76 on Saturday in the
first game of the third annual
Freedom All-Star Classic on
the recently refinished floor
at the Billy Harrison Field
House. This was the first for
the East in three tries, and the
14-point bulge was the sec-
ond-largest margin of victory
in the series. It also helped
Steve Canfield (Mosley) erase
his winless mark in the event..
Canfield was one of the losing
co-coaches in the inaugural
Freedom Classic in 2005.
He evened his record on
Saturday. "I'm no longer a
loser," Canfield said, "I'm
1-1 and it feels good to get
the monkey off my back,
MVP Erika Johnson was
one of the main reasons for
Canfield's contentment. She
notched a double-double,
scoring 21 points and pull-
ing down a game-high 15
rebounds, despite missing
five minutes of the second
half with. an injury to her left
Her absence was felt on
the court as the West stormed
back from a 46-25 halftime
deficit. The East enjoyed a
15-point lead when Johnson
went down with nine minutes,
15 seconds to play.
West post player, Erica
Hyatt (Fort Walton Beach),
took over in the paint, scor-
ing six of her 12 points in a
six-minute span that saw the
East's lead dwindle to 76-71
with 3 09 left.
That was a minute after
Johnson returned to the line-
up, but the Graceville center
was limited for a few posses-
sions by lingering stiffness in
her ankle. She shrugged off
the pain and went to work
on the boards, corralling key
rebounds and once ripping the
ball away from the West for a
key steal in the final minutes.
A basket by Jasmine Comer
(Mosley) and a pair of free
throws from Johnson gave the
East an 80-71 lead with 2:45
left. A few possessions later,
Ponce de Leon's Lacey Grif-
fin, who scored 16 points, hit
a clutch turnaround jumper in
the lane with two seconds on
the shot clock to build the lead
to 11 with 1:45 showing.
Griffin, who now owns
bragging rights over West
player and cousin Breezy Zorn
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(Paxton), raised and lowered.
two fingers, signaling the
"count it" sign that referees
use. The West never drew
closer, as Johnson hit her final
four free throws and finished
11 for 14 from the line.
Holmes County's Emily
Rone scored4 four points and
Chipley's Ja'Tara Hogans
Canfield and co-coach
George Hamilton of Bay
called Johnson a crucial con-
tributor to the victory. The
East seemed unbeatable with
her in the lineup and more
than vulnerable without her.
The West, led by 14 points
from Jasmine Jordan (Nicev-
ille), crawled back into the
game with a newfound inten-
sity on both ends, especially
on the boards. The East out-
rebounded the West 34-15 in
the first half. The West was the
dominant force in the second
half, finishing the game trail-
ing only 50-46 in rebounds.
"That was a big part of us
getting back into the game,"
said West coach Jerome
Strutchen (Niceville). "I think
a lot of the nerves showed
early and it was a collabora-
tive effort in the second half to
come as close as we did."
Added Hyatt: "We knew
we had to pick it up and get
back in the game because you
never want to lose a game like
this by 20 points. Rebounding
was better and we were play-.
ing better, but we couldn't get
The East did. "It's good
to win and this is what I
wanted," Hamilton said. "But
the best thing about this kind
of event, aside from winning,
is showing the area that there
are talented players here and
they all deserve a look for
Perhaps one of those
is Johnson, who said she,
"Hadn't even thought about
college basketball." She might
be receiving a few phone calls
after Saturday. "We all wanted
this really bad because we
were pushed hard over seven
practices over the last month,"
Johnson said. "This showed
what we could do when we
Johnson's high school
teammate, Sharonda Wilson,
added 16 points, and Panama
City Christian School's Sha-
ree Hudson scored 13 points
and secured nine rebounds for
Jamie Akins (Crestview)
scored 13 points and Ashley
Archie (Crestview) added
nine and a team-high six re-
bounds for the West.
WEST (76) Chambers 1 2-
3 4, Zorn 0 0-0 0, Josey 1 0-0
2, Young 3 2-3 8, Dyson 0 2-4
2, Feagins 0 0-1 0, Martin 3
0-0 6, Hyatt 5 2-5 12, Jordan 6
2-2 14,Akins 5 1-3 13,Archie
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3 3-10 9, Reese 2 2-3 6. To-
tals: 29 18-34 76.
EAST (90) Griffin 6 4-10
16, Rhynes 0 1-2 1, Comer 3
0-2 7, Sowder 0 2-4 2, Shan.
Hudson 0 0-0 0, Johnson 5 11-
14 21, Rone 2 0-0 4, Miley 3
0-0 7, Hogans 1 1-2 3, Wilson
5 4-6 16, Henry 0 0-2 0, Shar.
Hudson 6 1-2 13. Totals: 31
24-44 90. Halftime score: East
46, West 25. Rebounds: West
46 (Archie 6), East 50 (John-
son 11). Turnovers: West 21,
East 30. Total fouls: West 26,
East 26. Fouled out: none.
Boys come from
behind for the win
Florida Freedom Newswire
Dre Ross was arguably the
most heralded player at the
Freedom All-Star Classic.
The Rutherford guard
signed with South Alabama
and was an honorable mention
Class 5A all-state pick. But
while much of the attention
was on Ross at the beginning,
it was in the second half where
the Rams' standout showed
his ability. .
Ross scored 14 of his team-
high 18 points after halftime as
the East captured a 91-78 win
over the West Saturday at the
Billy Harrison Field House.
The win for the East was the
second in the three years of
the event that matches senior
all-stars from the Northwest
Florida Daily News' cover-
age area against those of The
"It feels good to go out with
a bang," said Ross, who was
named the game's MVP. "The
West came in here fighting.
Our second team really parked
us at the end of the first half
and we took over from there
in the second."
Ross wasn't the only one
who had a chance to show
off. Chipley's Deon Ken-
nedy scored seven. points.
Teammate Zach Lee was an
alternate, but had a chance to
play when Graceville's Wil-
lie Kirkland opted out of the
Classic, and contributed nine
Early on, it was the West
in control behind the play of
Luke Malone and Skylar Arm-
strong. Malone, from Nicev-
ille, scored eight of his game-
high 19 points in the first 10
minutes and Armstrong added
six as the West controlled the
tempo and the lead.
But after a three-pointer by
Mike Haars gave the West its
biggest lead at 27-18, the East
found its rhythm. Led by its
second team, the East forced
numerous turnovers and con-
verted easy buckets to not only
get back into contention, but
surge ahead as intermission
approached. Zach Lee scored
all of his nine points as the
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 Washington County News 7A
Chipley's Deon Kennedy leaves a West player on the floor
as he heads upcourt.
East outscored the West 21-8
in the final five minutes to go
up 39-35 at the half.
"I think our guys read a
little too much in the paper
about them being good," East
co-coach James Baxley said.
"The West came to play. We
needed a spark and the second
team came in and showed they
wanted to play. That made
everyone step up."
But even in the second half,
it took awhile for the East to
hit its stride. The West came
out firing to race back in front,
going on an 11-2 run spear-
headed by Carl Richardson
Then Mosley's Southeast-
ern ,Louisiana signee, Derrio
Green, decided to take charge.,
Green had relegated himself
to passing more in the open-
ing 20 minutes, but once he
looked for his shot, it began to
fall. Green scored all 10 of his
points after the half, including
eight in a one-minute span that
kept the East in the game.
Enter Ross, who scored all
14 of his second-half points in
the final 12 minutes to help the
East stay in front. Haars and
Alex Grote's outside shoot-
ing helped the turnover-prone
West team stay within strik-
ing distance, but it could
never get over the hump. Two
free throws by Malone tied
the game at 78-78 with four
minutes to play, but the East
closed with a 13-0 run.
"We knew this would be
a good challenge for us,"
West coach Kent Zessin said.
"I think we shocked a lot
of people. All we had heard
was how good they were, but
I am proud of our guys for
how they battled. They just
hit their shots in the end and
The East also had an easier
time at the free-throw line and
holding onto the ball. The East
converted 18 of 27 attempts
while giving the ball up just
16 times. The West was just
10-25 from the line and turned
it over 30 times.
Malone 19, Haars 12, Rich-
ardson 11, Armstrong 11,
Grote 8, McKay 7, Kirkwood
4, Williams 2, Brown 2. Totals
22 8 10-25 78.
Ross 18, Green 12, Murner
11, Harris 9, Williams 9,
Lee 9, Lasley 8, Kennedy 7,
Schwab 3, Melton 3, Barnes
2. Totals 29 5 18-27 91.
Graceville's Willie Kirk-
land and Port St. Joe's Rashard
Rouse led area players with
second team selections on
the Florida Sports Writers
Association allstate basketball
teams, released earlier this
week. Kirkland was named
second team in Class 1A,
while Rouse, who led Port St.
Joe to the state championship
game, was a second-teamer
Also in lA,Apalachicola's
Mackenzie Williams was
given an honorable mention
nod. In 2A, Altha's Jason
Holland was named honorable
mention. In 3A, Chipley's
Deon Kennedy earned third-
team honors. In 5A, Ruther-
ford's Dre Ross and Mosley's
Derrio Green were named
honorable mention. The boys
all-state lists: Class 1A
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Bozeman wins 3-2
Bozeman scored a run in
the bottom of the seventh in-
ning to force extra innings and
added another in the bottom
of the eighth to beat Ponce de
Leon 3-2 on Friday at Arnold
The win for Bozeman (12-
6, 4-0 District 2-2A) assures
the Bucks of the top seed for
the district tournament.
Laine Hall walked in the
seventh inning and scored on
Nick Peterson's double to tie
the game at two. An inning
later, Trey Register walked,
went to second base on Cory
Nelson's sacrifice bunt and
scored the winning run on
Ronnie Smith's single.
Hall finished three for
Smith (4-2) was the win-
ning pitcher, throwing one in-
ning of relief. Starting pitcher
Dustin Duncan allowed one
earned run, while striking out
eight, in seven innings for
beats Graceville 5-4
Jeremy McGowan had five
strikeouts and went three for
five with a double to lead
Holmes County (15-6) over
Graceville in eight innings.
Chad Dunn had two RBIs and
drove in the winning run.
Holmes County had eight
hits while Graceville had
Holmes County 0
Hunter Park pitched a four-
hit shutout with 10 strikeouts
as the Tigers improve to 12-5.
Park added two hits and two
RBIs for Chipley.
Jesse Carter and Ryan
Brown added RBIs. Holmes
County fell to 13-5.
Mosley 7, Holmes County 2
Brittany Burkett threw a
two-hitter with four strike-
outs as the JV Dolphins fin-
ished their season with a 17-2
record. Kathleen Vogler had
a single and double, and Mi-
chelle Quesenberry doubled
home two runs for Mosley.
Holmes Co. 6, Mosley 5
Anna Keen had a two-run
double to give Holmes County
a 6-1 lead in the fifth inning
and the Blue Devils held off
Mary Elizabeth Pippin (6-2)
earned the win with six innings
pitched. She gave up eight
hits, walked three and struck
out nine. Rachel Gavin earned
the save with two strikeouts in
the seventh inning to stop the
Dolphins. Rachel Hodge had
two hits for Holmes County.
Bethany Wilke led Mosley
with two hits.
Homes County 7, Arnold 0
Rachel Gavin threw a one-
hitter, walked one and struck
out 11 as Holmes County
raised its record to 17-4. Four
Holmes County players were
two for three: Brianna Belcher,
Crystal Thompson, Rachael
Hodge, and Sierra Jackson.
Hodge had a double.
Natalie Harvey had Ar-
nold's only hit. Losing pitcher
Hayley Brannen, walked one
and struck out seven.
The second annual golf
tournament sponsored by Life
Management Center will be
held Saturday, April 14, at
Dogwood Lakes Golf Club
in Bonifay. Rain date will be
There will be a four-person
team scramble with a shotgun
start at 8 a.m. Entry fee will
be $50 per person for early
registration (includes cart,
golf, lunch and prizes, (lon-
gest drive, closest to the pin
and others). All proceeds will
go to Foster Parent Support
To register a team, call
Melissa at (850) 573-1419 or
Mike at (850) 547-4653.
Life Management Center of
Northwest Florida.is a private
not-for-profit organization that
serves Bay, Calhoun, Gulf,
Holmes, Jackson and Wash-
The Holmes County Blue
Devil Quarterback Club mem-
bership drive is underway.
Memberships cost is $100 for
an individual membership. For
an additional $50 a family
membership is available for
Benefits of memberships
include; preferred parking
behind the west (home) stands,
free admission to all regular
season home games, gate pass
(quarterback club member
only), preferred seating mid-
field at all home and away
in stands, free admission to
pre-game tailgate party/din-
ners (two) at field, admission
to weekly film review and
question/answer session with
coaches, periodic newsletter
about the team and upcoming
events, free admission to end-
of-year athletic banquet, mem-
bership recognition on bill-
board and in game programs,
and absolutely no requests to
work in concession stand.
Business memberships cost
$300 and include all of the
above listed benefits, plus two
season passes and a 4x8 foot
Make checks payable to:
Blue Devil Quarterback Club,
P.O. Box 978, Bonifay. FL
Arnold placed first in five
of 10 weight classes Satur-
day in the Section 1-1A boys
weightlifting meet hosted by
That ensured the defend-
ing state champion Marlins
at least five representatives
in the state meet April 21
in Daytona. The first-place
winner in each weight class
advanced, with the second-,
third- and even fourth-place
lifters at each weight entering
a pool against the players from
other sectionals to develop the
roster for state.
Mikey Kubitscheck of Boz-
eman qualified with a win at
Results of each weight class,
including bench press, clean
and jerk and total pounds:
119: Raphel Garcia Arnold
205-195 400; Cory Hebert
Gulf Breeze 170-175 345;
Clarence Robinson Bay 155-
155 310; Chase Pipkin Bay
129: Eric Cook Pensacola
220-185 405; Robert Whibbs
Pensacola Catholic 210-195
405; Travis Evans-Hartley
Arnold 205-195 400 ; Ryan
Kuhn Arnold 215-170 385.
139: Shaun Gaiser Arnold
240-225 465; Jonathan Mos-
ley Arnold 225-225 450 ;
Alton Rogers Vernon 210-205
415; Matt Walker Northview
154: Dalton Mandigo Ar-
nold 300-245 545; Robert
Hough Arnold 290-245 535;
Derek Dixon Northview 280-
215 495; Cameron Domanque
Baker 255-235 490.
169: Deonta Davison North-
view 290-245 535; Andrew
Brannon Bozeman 275-245
520; Justin Martin Chipley
275-245 520; Shawn Morris
Pine Forest 265-240 505.
183: Jake Woodham Arnold
320-270 590; Tyler Cobb Bay
340-250 590; Billy What-
mough Baker 295-260 555;
Belton Snider Vernon 225-225
199: Mikey Kubitscheck
Bozeman 300-275 575; Akeem
Gilbert Walton 320-250 570;
Matt Davis Pensacola 285-250
535; Devin Gibson Walton
219: Chris Roy Pine Forest
400-315 715; Gar Rosario
Arnold 430-245 675; Terence
Sutherland Bozeman 295-300
595; Jordan Eiges Bay 320-
239: Jared Lewis Arnold
375-255 630; Pat King Gulf
Breeze 370-225 595; Alfred
Morris Pine Forest 305-255
560; Fabien Bell Pine Forest
Dial Pine Forest 420315 735;
Rolonda Brown Vernon 395-
315 710; Desmond Hunter
Northview 365-285 650; Cody
Dana Arnold 405-225 630.
2007 MARIANNA ARTS FESTIVAL
1 10 Cook - OFF
April 13 And 14
* Backyard BBQ Contest
* Memphis In May Sanctioned
* Dance Performances
* Remote Controlled Boats & Planes
* Face Painting
* Decorative Wood Burning
* Fine Arts Contest
* Live Music
* Arts & Crafts
* Kid's Crafts
* Variety Of Food Vendors
* Wood Crafts
* Pony Rides
* And Much, Much More!
Come See Some Of The Areas Finest BBQ Teams Compete!
For BBQ information and details, visit our website at: www.mariannaartsfestival.com
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8A, Washington County News, Wednesday, April 11, 2007
SoulJam 2007 coming up this weekend
Chipola College Show Choir
Chipola College Show Choir recently performed on the
main stage of Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas
cruise ship. Pictured left, (bottom to top) are: Spring Taylor,
Shannon Grice, Parisia Wesley, Brittney Holmes, Denise
Traynom, Kevin Shores, Sarai Boyle, Jajuan Clark, Mike
Milton, Justin McCoy, Seth Basford, Scott Boyce and direc-
tors: Angie White, Joan Stadsklev and Rebecca Parmer.
Show Choir auditions for the 2007-2008 academic year will
be held on Thursday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Chipola
Arts Center. Applications and audition format information
are available at www.chipola.edu or by contacting Joan
Stadsklev at 850-718-2301.
Chipola College student Lindsay Short gets help with her
schedule from college counselor Lindsay Roach. Chipola
College officials have revamped the Summer schedule to
provide more classes at more convenient times as well as
new classes that extend from Summer I to Summer II.
Currently-enrolled students may register for both summer
terms, April 10 through April 20. For more information,
call 850- 718-2211.
Chipola College officials have revamped the Summer sched-
ule to provide more classes at more convenient times as well
as new classes that extend from Summer I to Summer II.
Several new classes and times have been added to both
terms. More than 30 evening courses and six distance learning
courses, are available during the two six-week summer sessions.
Several classes including ENC 1101, ENC 1102 and Humani-
ties and French have been extended to run for 12 weeks rather
than six. Summer I classes begin May 8. Summer II classes
begin June 25.
Currently-enrolled students may register for both summer
terms, April 10-20. Current students with 30 or more houts
may register Tuesday, April 10. Current students with one or
more hours may register April 11-20. For added convenience,
counselors will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday,
April 10 and Tuesday, April 17.
Online registration also is available April 10-20 for students
who qualify. Fees for early registration must be paid by April
24. Scholarship recipients should contact the business office
by April 24 to declare fee payment method. Students from
Georgia and Alabama pay in-state tuition.
New students planning to enroll.in summer classes are en-
couraged to apply by the April 20 deadline for Summer Session
I. Applications for admission are available in the Admissions
Office located in the Student Service Building or on-line at
Chipola offers associate in arts degree, associate in Science
degree, workforce development programs and bachelor of Sci-
ence degrees in secondary and middle school education with
majors in Math and Science.
Business majors are encouraged to contact the college for
information on a new bachelor's of applied Science degree
in business management slated to begin in January of 2008.
Application deadline for new students planning to enroll in
summer classes is April 20. New students who take at least
one class during either summer term may register early 'for Fall
2007 classes. The new Sumnfier schedule is available online at
www.chipola.edu. For more information, call 850-718-2211.
Tri-County Community Council (TCCC) has funds avail-
able to help with electric or gas bills through the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).These are funds
remaining funds from the program year 2005-06.
Anyone who has not received assistance between May 2006
and the present day is eligible to apply, according to a TCCC
spokesman. Applications are taken on Mondays from 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the TCCC building on Highway 90. Call Angie
Moore, 547-3688, for more information.
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The Holmes County-based
Countywide Anti Substance-
abuse Effort (C.A.S.E.) Co-
alition announces the fourth
annual SoulJam event to be
held at the Holmes County
Fairgrounds on Saturday April
14. CASE Director Jeana
Prescott describes this year's
"Our SoulJam Spring Ex-
treme will be different from
our previous years, featur-
ing Tim Byrne, Professional
Freestyle flatland skateboarder
and Brad Bennett, former Pro
Motocross racer and daredevil
stunt expert. We will also have
Battle of the Bands leading
up to a live performance by
"Wavorly", and our final event
of the Day will be, Illusionist
"Brock Gill" - CREATIVE
EVANGELISM FOR A POS-
"SoulJam Spring Extreme
2007 is sponsored by the
C.A.S.E. Coalition in partner-
ship with the Holmes Coun-
ty Ministerial Association
and Christian Radio Station
WJNF, 88.3 the ROCK in
Marianna. Our goal is to bring
Holmes County a Christ Cen-
tered event for our youth.
Throughout the day we will
enjoy building relationships
and bringing people together
for a day of good clean fun.
"Like years past one low
price will give ticket holders
access to all events including
a -game area with blow up
games, volleyball tournaments
and more. We are encouraging
local churches to participate
by sponsoring a game.
"Tickets prices are $10 in
advance, $12 at the gate and
$8 for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets can be purchased on-
line at www.souljamonline.
com, or through itickets.com.
Locally tickets are available
at the C.A.S.E. Coalition of-
fice at 402 E. North Avenue
or the First Baptist Church on
Waukesha Street in Bonifay.
"This year's headliner is
Illusionist Brock Gill. While
working at a sawmill in 1997
Brock felt like God wanted
him to use illusions, escapes
and stunts to bring a message
of hope to people. "It didn't
make any sense" Brock ad-
mits, "but I felt like it was
what God was calling me to
do." God has taken Brock's
ministry across the United
States and into Mexico and
Australia and his heart for the
lost has grown.
"Understanding that stu-
dents in this MTV generation
have short attention spans and
a need to be entertained visu-
ally, he has learned how to get
an audiences attention quickly
and keep it.
"Brock's message for Christ
is clear and effective. He has
literally seen thousands of
lives touched by God through
"Each year SoulJam hosts
a Battle of the Bands where
local bands compete. This year
the bands will be competing
to open for "Hawk Nelson" in
our SoulJam fall event coming
"In order to keep tickets
affordable funding comes
from the anti-drug grants, and
other fund raising efforts of
the Holmes County C.A.S.E.
"We would like to encour-
age residents to make this
year's event a life changing
experience for someone, by
inviting a friend, a neighbor
or a family member to attend
and not only have a great time,
but also hear about the most
important relationship they
can have.... a relationship
For more information call
547-2420 or 547-0880.
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WINGS conference held at PAEC
Middle school students
read and write all day long. In
order to get more students to
participate in the Winning In-
tellectually 'N Gaining Safety
program, school coordinators
must pack the after-school and
summer programs with fun
That's the message com-
municated to PAEC staff
members who apply for and
manage federal grants on be-
half,of Holmes, Jackson and
WINGS Council members
met at PAEC March 14. Sharon
Mitchell, program coordinator
for Supplemental Services,
and Nancy Finch, WINGS
project manager, began the
meeting with an overview of
"We have two distinct pro-
grams with two distinct grants,
which can get confusing," said
Mitchell. "Our grant for the
academic year is in its fourth
year, while our grant for the
summer program is in its third
Federal 21st Century Com-
munity Learning Center grants
are issued for five-year peri-
ods, with the goal those pro-
grams become self-sustaining
in the sixth year.
Focus areas for the academ-
ic year program include family
literacy, drop-out prevention,
reading, math, science, recre-
ation, character education and
drug prevention. The summer
program adds a technology
Finch works closely with
each school coordinator to
ensure grant requirements
are met. She made note of all
feedback to guide planning for
Budget issues were also
raised. Coordinator Mike
Swingle said, "We need to
increase the pay for parapro-
fessionals who work in the
program. With the 40-hour
cap on their workweek, the
pay needs to .be competitive
to keep them involved."
Mitchell noted that in the
first two years of each grant,
grants pay 100 percent of
program costs. In the third
through fifth years, that drops
to 80 percent.
"These programs, because
they are through the school
district, are able to provide
round-trip transportation for
students who participate. With
the drop in grant funding for
both programs and the in-
crease in transportation costs,
funds have not been available
to adjust pay. We will address
this concern in our future
grants," she said.
Bonifay Guild for the Arts will hold a three-day workshop
featuring Peggy Jackson. She will be teaching on how to paint
on porcelain for your turntable. This class will be held this April
25-27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 pm. Please sign up early as space is
limited. Call Bonifay Guild at (850) 547-3530.
Sustainability is a key issue
facing the advisory council
and WINGS grants.
One outcome of the meet-
ing is the decision to survey
WINGS students and their
families to gain additional
suggestions for sustainability
Council members provid-
ing input regarding academic
year programs are Annette
Paul, Ann Bruhn, Ricky Cal-
lahan, Louise Mixson, Vicki
Brogdon, Gayle Duncan, Eva
Griffin, Cozzie Holden, Vann
Brock, Genevelyn Brown and
Council members providing
input regarding summer pro-
grams are Odell Paul, Shelly
Chandler, Betty Treadwell,
William Brogdon, Yvonne
McKinnie, Sara Hancock,
Darrin Wall, Chuck Yates,
Kevin Crews, Vicky Hancock
and Kimberly Johnson.
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2ND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Washington County is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) under the FY 2007 Small
Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program-Economic Development category in the amount
of up to $750,000. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds shall benefit low and moderate
income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income
persons for which Washington County is applying are:
Activity Budget LMI% Benefit
Engineering $65,000 N/A
Administration $60,000 N/A
New Water and Sewer Line $625,000 70+%
Washington County will not displace persons as a result of CDBG funded activities.
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at the County Com-
mission Chambers, located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida, 32428 on April 26, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. The
Citizen's Advisory Task Force will meet on the same day in the County Grant Coordinator's Office at 4:45 p.m.
For information concerning the public hearing, or if you require special assistance of any kind, contact the County
Clerk, at least three (3) business days before the Public Hearing at 850-638-6200.
A draft copy of the application will be available for review during the Commission Meeting. A final copy of the
application will be made available at the Washington County Grant Coordinator's Office Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. after April 27, 2007. The application will be submitted to DCA by
no later than May 1, 2007. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing,
contact the County Clerk at 850-638-6200.
Pursuant to Section 102 of-the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with
the application. The disclosures will be made available by Washington County and DCA for public inspection upon
request. These disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall con-
tinue to be available for a minimum period of.five years. (1) Other government (federal, state and local) assistance
to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit,
or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount; (2) The identities and pecuniary interests of
all developers, contractors, or.consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or devel-
opment of the project or activity; (3) The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary
interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever
is lower); (4) For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three
(3) above which are corporations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or
entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the entity; (5) The expected sources of all
funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and (6) The
expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
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.Standing "stump" of a pine tree which has noticeable "V"
marks of a turpentine tool (note portion of tree lying on
This week's article is part
two of a five-part story on
a recent visit to Blue Pond
Cemetery by the "prattler" and
others. This was also the site
of High Hill Primitive Baptist
Church which was active until
The cemetery is in the heart
of one of the largest tracts of
land in Washington County
and the early settlers dubbed
it Moody's Pasture. The J.R.
Moody Turpentine operation
included most of the land
from Red Head on Highway
79 eastward to the Greenhead
area on Highway 77.
Turpentine was a major
source of employment for
early settlers and was the in-
dustry that brought about the
development of this area.
The first contingent of the
cemetery cleaning party, con-
sisting of Dale Taylor, Kent
Taylor, Whit Gainey and Perry
Wells, departed Chipley in
Dale's super cab Chevrolet
truck loaded with all kinds of
tools, lawn mower, chain saw,
edgers, five newly constructed
wooden grave markers, cool-
ers filled with soft drinks and
water, and snacks to take us
through the day.
Whit Gainey became a
little restless upon seeing the,
new grave markers and the
new shovel in Dale's truck.
Knowing that we were head-
ing for a cemetery, he said his
mind wandered back to the old
western movies when such a
scene indicated that the party
was making ready to bury
someone on "boot hill." The
big question in his mind was
"just who is going to be buried
today?" Many other comical
quips were exchanged as the
Our first stop was at the
home of H.L. Brown, who
lives in 'the valley' south of
Vernon. More work equip-
ment, more canteens of water
and more picnic lunches were
observed among the group as-
Joining the work crew were
the Taylor boys' sister, Dawn
Taylor Williams, Drexel
Brock, Billy Brock, Franklin
White, Jack and Angia Morris
and H.L. Brown.
Lassos and Hair
Chipley Junior Woman's
Club will hold its seasonal
community consignment sale
known as Lassos and Hair
Bows from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, at the Chi-
pley Ag Center.
Families looking for bar-
gains in toys, children's cloth-
ing, maternity wear and baby
gear should find what they are
looking for at this sale.
Those with outgrown chil-
dren's clothing or other items
are invited to sign up to sell.
For a sale packet, visit www.
chipleyjuniors.com or call
638-4555 or 326-1577.
The Chipley Fire Depart-
ment is offering free smoke
alarms to local residents.
Applicants must stop by
the Chipley Fire Department
at 1430 Jackson Avenue and
pick up a form. For more in-
formation, call(850) 638-6301
or fax (850) 638-6300.
gate to the spacious property.
The entrance is on the north
side of Highway 20, west of
Highway 77. We were met
by Jerry Commander and
Tommy Garrett, overseers of
the vast acreage now owned
Soon, four pick-up trucks
carrying 11 people, were
inside the pristine, pine tree
plantation. Within a few short
minutes, we arrived at the
quiet peaceful cemetery, rest-
ing place of dozens of early
pioneer Washington County
One work crew began plac-
ing the newly built head mark-
ers on five graves of Taylor
ancestors. The ones removed
dated back to 1919.
Wood for these beautiful,
new,. inscribed markers was
from cypress 'dead head'
logs retrieved from the Choc-
tawhatchee River and sawed
into lumber by Russell Bogart
of the Shell Landing com-
A second crew with a chain
saw removed low-hanging
limbs from the chain link
fence enclosing the cemetery,
and a third group trimmed
vines from the fence.
Billy Brock and Ruby
White Brock spearheaded the
effort to have the new fence
installed several years ago.
It replaced a wire field fence
attached to wood posts which
had rusted, rotted and fallen
The first grave marker no-
ticed was that of Andrew
Franklin White (b.12-11-
1861, d. 9-11-1930). He was
the grandfather of Billy Brock,
Drexel Brock and Franklin
White, three of the work
crew. Ruby White Brock is
a granddaughter. Her father
Work crew - kneeling, from left, Franklin White, H.L.
Brown, Dale Taylor; standing, same order, Kent Taylor,
Whit Gainey, Dawn Taylor Williams, Perry Wells, Bill Brock
and Drexel Brock.
By Perry Wells
and mother, Henry White and
Bobbie White Tuten, are also
buried in the cemetery.
Jean Taylor Cook wrote
for the Heritage Book. I saw
the grave of her father, James
Willis Taylor (b. 12-27-1874,
d. 1-6-1957). His is one of the
newest graves in the landmark
Dale Taylor, Kent Tay-
lor, along with their sister,
Dawn Taylor Williams, have
a grandfather, Darius McFar-.
lin Taylor (1866-1932) and
a great-grandfather, Teakle
Taylor (1846-1919), plus nu-
merous other kinfolk in the
historical burying ground.
Chipley resident, Stanley
Varnum, wrote in the Heritage
book of his grandfather, John
Bethel Varnum (b.610-1850,
d. 5-28-1931), being buried
at Blue Pond Cemetery. His
original tombstone, plus a
newer one for this pioneer
Washington County citizen
Dale Taylor pointed out the
exact location where the High
Hill Primitive Baptist Church
was situated. It is just north of
the cemetery and a large, aged
pine tree still marks the spot.
I spent some time searching
for what might be a piece of
the timbers of the old build-
ing. A small portion of what
appears to be some well-worn
sawed lumber was found.
By some stretch of the
imagination, I.can say I now
have a 'timber' from the build-
Thanks to Thomas Ray
Harrell and Bess Yates Har-
rell, the "prattler" has the
minute books of High Hill
Primitive Baptist Church back
in his possession and readers
can look for more writings on
Whit Gainey and I -took
a walk down to the lake-
Jacob Sowell and Jonathan Webb won their divisions at
the State Bluegrass championships held at the Florida State
Bluegrass Festival, April 7, in Perry.
Sowell, 14, of Chipley, won first place in Banjo Senior
Division. He is the son of Rex and Louise Sowell and is an
eighth-grade student at Roulhac Middle School. Webb, 14, of
Wausau, won first place in Mandolin Senior Division. He is
the son of Wayne and LynnDee Webb and is an eighth-grade
home schooled student.
Both boys are members of the Webb Family Gospel Blue-
grass Band and the Berean Baptist Church Bluegrass Band.
They have been involved with music for several years ad play
a variety of musical instruments.
side observing deer tracks
and a fallen pine tree which
had been turpentined in its
The view of the water
in Big Blue Pond is simply
breathtaking. Thanks to Whit,
we do have pictures of the
pond, the old 'cat face' of the
turpentine tree of so long ago,
and some treasured scenes of
the cemetery. Angia Morris
took some of the pictures,
so she is left out of the work
We concluded our work-
ing shortly after 12 p.m. H.L.
Brown asked the crowd to
assembly for the "brown bag"
lunch. Everyone bowed for the
prayer, asking God to bless our
food and expressing thanks to
Him for the privilege of being
at this hallowed place, and for
* the memories of those loved
ones buried there.
Thanks to the Master was
also expressed for the beauty
of the day and the calm and
scenic landscape of God's
creation that had been ours to
enjoy for the few hours spent
in this remote and sacred
Soon after the food was fin-
ished, we all went our separate
ways with a glowing feeling
of thanksgiving for the events
of this day.
See you-all next week with
more on the Big Blue Pond
area and High Hill Primitive
Weanesaay, April 11, 200U wasnington county News, 9A
Washington County Sheriff's Department arrest report for
April 2 through April 9, 2007.
Dustin Bateman; w/m, 12/8/86; Vernon; violation of proba-
tion driving under the influence; arrested 4/5.
Randell Berkley; w/m, 11/21/73; Chipley; Pennsylvania
warrant for possession of paraphernalia; arrested 4/7.
Richard Biddle; w/m, 2/23/71; Destin; petit theft, driving
while license suspended or revoked; arrested 4/3.
Rusty Brooks; w/m, 10/22/81; Greenhead; Arkansas warrant
for violation of probation; arrested 4/9.
Robert Brown; b/m, 5/27/88; Bonifay; violation of proba-
tion on larceny, burglary, Holmes County warrant for violation
of probation (four counts); arrested 4/2.
Jennifer Creamer; w/f, 8/9/76; Chipley; child support; ar-
Kimberly Damon; w/f, 6/15/79; Chipley; Leon County
warrant for contempt of court and violation of probation for
worthless checks; arrested 4/2.
Tracy Earl; w/f, 8/26/81; Chipley; worthless checks, Walton
County warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked;
Felicia Edwards; b/f, 6/22/88; Orlando; violation of proba-
tion to incite riot; arrested 4/5.
Jerry Gammons; w/m, 8/19/64; Bonifay; Holmes County
warrant for driving under the influence causing death; arrested
Zachary Green; b/m, 10/12/65; Chipley; violation of pro-
bation on possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia,
worthless checks; arrested 4/5.
Augusto Hernandez; w/m, 11/20/83; Norcross, Ga.; operat-
ing vehicle without license; arrested 4/8.
Mark Issacs Jr.; w/m, 11/12/85; Bonifay; driving under the
influence; arrested 4/2.
Jessie Justice; w/m, 8/28/79; Chipley; violation of probation
of worthless checks; arrested 4/4.
Johnny Livingston; b/m, 7/4/66; Chipley; battery domestic
violence; arrested 4/8.
William March; w/m, 1/13/64; Chipley; grand theft auto;
Thomas Masaitia; w/m, 10/4/47; Vernon; kidnap of adult;
William McEntire; w/m, 11/6/54; Chipley; warrant for
felony battery and kidnapping; arrested 4/5.
Willie McNeely; b/m, 11/17/63; Marianna; violation of pro-
bation on passing a forged or altered instrument; arrested 4/3.
Vincent Mountz; w/m, 7/6/80; Chipley; Pennsylvania war-
rant for worthless checks; arrested 4/4.
Shawn Owens; w/m, 9/18/87; Chipley; violation of probation
on possession of cocaine; arrested 4/4.
James Jason Pate; w/m, 1/3/74; Chipley; producing mari-
juana; arrested 4/3.
Teddy Polsten; w/m, 3/15/67; Bonfifay; possession of co-
caine; arrested 4/2.
Tiffany Reevis; b/f,. 12/17/85; Chipley; violation of probation
possession of cocaine; arrested 4/3.
Amber Register; w/f, 4/1/82; Chipley; driving while license
suspended or revoked; arrested 4/3.
Stacy Smith; w/m, 11/21/68; Wausau; failure to appear on
violation of probation for fish and game rules; arrested 4/4.
Quionesse Toney; b/f, 1/12/85; Dothan, Ala.; petit theft;
Michael Womock; w/m, 10/10/64; Panama City; flee/attempt
to elude, driving while license suspended or revoked, reckless
driving; arrested 4/9.
Wendell Watford; b/m, 11/11/61; Chipley; child support;
Donald Williams; b/m, 1/22/70; Dothan, Ala.; petit theft;
Jeremy Windsor; w/m, 2/18/83; Cottondale; violation of
probation on larceny, grand theft auto, burglary; arrested 4/3.
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10A, Washington County News, Wednesday, April 11, 2007
KMS kindergarteners prep for play
for their parents
There were scarecrows and
flowers and weeds, oh my.
Monday morning, children
from two Kate M. Smith El-
ementary kindergarten classes
practiced a play they per-
formed for parents Tuesday
Teachers Kathy Peel and
Beth Johnson worked together
to help their students stage
the musical "How Does Your
Haley McDonald, a five-
year-old in Johnson's class,
played a flower. For her role,
she said, "I practiced a lot. I
sing the flower song and I say
Ethan Carr played an ear of
corn, reluctantly. Throughout
the dress rehearsal, he tugged
and pulled at his costume,
and when time came for him
to say his line, he developed
His mother, Melinda Carr,
is a frequent volunteer in his
class. She was there to console
him, as was his friend Za'veion
Matthews. The youngster,
who played a pumpkin, put his
arm around Ethan and spoke
to him quietly when they re-
turned to 'their places along the
side of the stage.
Not all of the children
were shy, however. Autumn
Hingson twirled and pranced
when time came for the flow-
ers to perform. Briana Miller,
Logan McCallister and Hank
Hardesty were menacing in
their roles as scarecrows.,
Dustin Gunn, Michael Voorhees, Malachi Johnson and Tyler Hall are the weeds.
Various members of the garden take five while waiting for
their next scene.
When asked why she in-
cludes a play as part of the
curriculum, Peel said, "This
is an opportunity for students
to use oral expression, music
and drama. They won't have
an opportunity to participate
in drama again until high
school. Every child gets to
be a star, to come to the front
of the stage and be seen. It's
good for their self-esteem and
it brings out their personalities
and talents they didn't know
Washington County Christian School announces its honor Steele, Haley Bynum.
roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2007/08 school Fourth Grade; All As: none. A/B: Kennesse Cauley, Han-
year. nah Coleman, Ceona Hall, Beth Hendrix, Kelsey Gilley, Trent
Patterson, Zane Shafer, Deanna Wells. Fifth Grade; All As:
First Grade; All As: Kaliegh Laurel, Shauni Hooper. A/B; none. A/B: Austin Reed, Codi Smith, Casey Wade, Jessica
Dominic Bouton, Garrett Kent. Second Grade; All As: Kay- Belser. Sixth Grade; All As: none A/B: Tiffany Laurie. Sev-
lee Finch, Heidi Hutzel, Tyler Lee, Shelby Newsone, Isabella enth Grade; All As: Caleigh Wells, Timothy Seaboch. A/B:
Owens, Zoe Thacker, Zachary Williams. A/B: Lexi Baxter, Byron Shores, Ander Sullivan, Dan Wells, Billie Jo Bellew.
Logan Gay, Korinna Mantesta, Shane Reed, Abbye Haddock. Eighth Grade; All As: Marli Sullivan, Micaela Goines. A/B:
Third Grade;All As: Katie Griggs, Olivia Brock. A/B; Caleb none.
VES Kindergarten regis-
tration will begin on Monday,
April 16. In order to register,
a child must be five years old
on or before Sept. 1,2007.
Take the following items
when you come to the school
to register: Certificate of
Immunization, Florida physi-
cal, certified birth certificate
and Social Security card.
Physicals can be from your
private physician or the Wash-
ington County Health Dept.
announced by FHP
Florida Highway Patrol will
conduct driver license and ve-
hicle inspection checkpoints
during the month of April
2007 on the roadways listed
below in Holmes, Jackson and
The following roads will
be checked: State Roads No.
2, 10, 69,71, 73, 77, 79,81,
273, 276, 277, 286; County
Roads No. 69A, 162, 164,
165, 165A, 167, 169, 173,
177, 177A, 179, 181, 185,
271, 276,279,280,284, and
Snow Hill Road.
Washington County Coun-
cil on Aging, coordinating
with Bay Council on Aging,
will hold their second an-
nual caregiver conference at
the Boardwalk Beach Resort
and Conference Center on
Thursday, April 19, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is
l t r'
open to anyone who provides
care for a person affected by
Alzheimer's disease, demen-
tia, or a disabling medical
The conference is free to
family and unpaid caregivers
and $25 to. all others. Respite
care can be available with
advanced notice. You must
register by April 11.
Washington Council on
Aging will provide a bus for
those needing transportation.
For more information, call
Washington County Council
on Aging at 638-6217.
Center Ridge United Meth-
odist Church and Walton
County Sheriff's Office will
present Relay for Life Mo-
torcycle Run on Saturday,
April 14. Registration is $10
The event starts at the Wal-'
Mart parking lot, U.S. Hwy
331, DeFuniak Springs with.
the first bike out at 9 a.m. and
last bike out at 9:30.
The course will run over
80 miles of country roads,
ending at Center Ridge United
Methodist Church, County
Hwy 1883, DeFuniak Springs
with the last bike in at 12 p.m.
Lunch and prizes follow. The
event will close at 1 p.m.
nical Center's 2007 Relay For
Life Team is holding a "silent
auction" to raise funds for the
American Cancer Society.
Bidding opened March 16,
and will close at noon, April
1.6. Log on to www.auction.
whtc.us! Find out how you
can get in on the bidding.
Miss Vernon pageant
Miss Vernon pageant will be held Saturday,April 21 at 3 p.m.
in the Vernon Community Center (old VHS cafeteria). Vernon
sophomore class is sponsoring the pageant.
Competitions will include: 0-12 months Baby Miss; 13-24
months Toddler Miss; 2-3 years Tiny Tot; 4-5 years Future Little
Miss; Little Miss, first grade only; second grade to nine years
Young Miss; 10-12 Middle Miss; 13-14 Teen Miss; 15-16 Junior
Miss; 17-21 (by Oct. 19, 2007) Miss.
Little Miss and Miss may compete in the National Peanut
Application deadline is 2 p.m., April 16.
Applications are available at all Vernon school offices and
Vernon City Hall, or request by e-mail pageants2007@yahoo.
com. For more information, call Lori at 547-5566 or 527-
Save the Children
Since this agency, Save the Children Christian Center, has
been established, we have seen a tremendous downfall in
USDA food distribution affecting individuals and families
in Washington and Holmes counties. The Florida legislature
plans to cut this bill. If that happens, the food stamp program
and other USDA food administration agencies will have to cut
their budgets severely.
We as a community of individuals can help by signing a peti-
tion. Everyone is urged to stop by Save the Children Christian
Center at 850 N. Main Street in Chipley and sign a petition to
try to stop the USDA Food Administration food bill from being
cut from the budget.
Sister Annie Conner
Save the Children
Christian Center Management
Do you like old stuff, as well as new stuff? Do you love to go
to an auction? Then mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5 at
6 p.m. at the Agricultural Center on Highway 90 in Chipley.
Washington County Scholarship Trust (a 501 C3 organiza-
tion) is sponsoring this fund raiser for students who participate
in the scholarship program. There will be many items on the
If anyone wants to donate an item to the Trust for the auc-
tion, contact Cecilia Mongoven at 638-3747 or Sandra Cook
at 535-2426. All items must be received by Thursday, May 3.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for previewing auction items.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit graduates from
Chipley High School and Vernon High School who participate
in this scholarship program. Since 2000, the Trust has given
away over $32,000 to 167 graduates. Your support will be
*The Washington County Scholarship Trust Committee
(WCSTC) is selling chances on a pendant (1/2 inch square)
on a 20-inch gold chain donated by Coin & Jewelry Broker of
Chipley. Tickets for the pendant are $5 each; available from
any trustee or call Sandra Cook at 535-2426 or Tobatha Davis
All students who are currently participating in the scholarship
program will be selling tickets. The drawing will be held at 6
p.m., Saturday, May 5, 4t the WCST Auction at the Ag Center
on Hwy 90, in Chipley.
WCSTC has given away over $32,000 to 167 graduates of
Chipley and Vernon High Schools. Last year alone the Trust
gave away almost $7,000 to students.
All students who have or anticipate participating in the
scholarship program are also selling chances. This fundraiser
will help the Trust continue its efforts of providing a means for
any student to further their education beyond high school.
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Easter egg hunt at Shivers Park
The food line moves pretty fast when everything is laid out
and really to go. Chips and drinks were served with the
hamburgers and hot dogs.
FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP
Washington County will conduct a Fair
Housing workshop for the local -public and
Elected Officials. The workshop will provide
education regarding the Fair Housing Act and
Citizen's Rights pertaining to it. The workshop
will be held during the regularly scheduled
Commission Meeting, April 26, 2007, 5:00
p.m., Commission Chambers, located at 1331
South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida 32428. Please
contact the City Clerk at 850-638-6200 at least 3
calendar days prior to the meeting if you require
special assistance of any kind.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / FAIR HOUSING/HANDICAP ACCESS/
DRUG FREE JURISDICTION
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