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Goulding officially resigns from TDC
Chamber of Commerce
will hold a ribbon
cutting for the
Arts Council art
'. display being featured
in the newly renovated
The ribbon cutting"'
and celebration will
take be at 10 a.m.
Thursday, March 26, in
the Washington County
Chamber of Commerce
building at 672 5th St. in
other dignitaries will
be on hand, along with
the Washington County
Arts Council. Light
refreshments will be
For more information
: on the Washington
Council, visit www.
Fire guts Sunny
County Tourist Develop-
ment Council Chairman
Paul Goulding officially re-; .
signed as both chairman '
and a member of the coun- GOU
cil on Monday. Gollding an-
nounced his intention of resigning
both positions earlier this month.
Questions had been raised
about a possible conflict of inter-
est between Goulding's handling
clients for his marketing and
public relations firm, The
Goulding Agency, .and the
clients applying for TDC
funding. Goulding origi-
nally told the Washington
County Board of County
Commissioners that he
would remain at the TDC
AUL but later decided to resign
ILDING as of March 23.
'"I appreciate the abil-
ity to spend any amount of time
on this board," Gouldihg said after
presenting his resignation letter.
"Thank yoii for the opportunity to
serve as chairman."
He also said Washington County
faces a great opportunity for devel-
"It's coming right down the road
at us," he said.
Vice-Chairman Glen Zanetic
will serve as interim chairman:
until next month's meeting, when
a new chairperson will be named.
Zanetic said he is not interested in
serving as chairman.
The council also approved an
offer from Goulding for his agency
to serve as advertising agency for
the TDC. Services would include
developing a plan for marketing
and. promoting tourism, all cre-
Sative media, public relations and
Compensation would be $1 a
year, with all media and outside
services charged to the TDC in-
clusive and an "industry standard"
15-percent agency commission on
a per-service basis.
The council also approved hir-
ing a part-tinle employee for 20
hours a week to do administrative
work The Chamber of Commerce
would rent space to the'TDC for an
The council also approved
grants to Washington County His-
torical Society and the Stellar Kent
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Photos by Cecilia Spears
VERNON This "child" looks a
little worn out from seeing so many
tractors at the annual Holmes
Valley Heritage Day at Vernon
on Saturday. Numerous antique
tractors, exhibit and vendors were
on hand for the annual event. See
more coverage on Page A8 and at
I Managing Editor
CHIPLEY -APaiama City
man has been taken into
custody and charged with
multiple crimes, including
kidnapping and assault
tion was provided
by the Washington
that on Sunday,
called to 2014 ROBE1
in response to a verbal
disturbance. The deputy
tried to get the attention
of someone inside the resi-
dence6 Dispatch reported
that they received a call
that Robert Acree was at
the residence arguing with
his girlfriend. The caller
said Acree was not to have
contact with those at the
residence under order of a
A deputy saw a man
later identified as Acree
through a window and
again attempted to get
the attention, of someone
inside. Acree was seen
"walking crouched down
as if hot to be detected,"
and deputies eventually
made a forced entry into
A search found Acree
hiding under a bed, and
deputies took him into cus-
A resident told
had armed himself
with a large kitchen
knife and told her
and another wom-
an he was holding
ACREE the knife and said
he would kill them
if they tried to leave or let
law enforcement into the
Acree is charged with
'two counts of aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly
weapon without intent to
kill, kidnapping false im-
false imprisonment of a
child under 13 years of age
and burglary with assault
Acree also was charged
recently with two counts of
harassing phone calls and,
two counts of cruelty to-
ward a child.
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Vernon elects council president
VERNON Vernon City
Council elected Byron Bid-
die as their new President
and John Hawkins as their
new vice president at the
regularly scheduled meet-
ing Monday evening.
The council approved
of the Washington County
Scholarship Trust's July
4 parade permit. Also dis-
cussed was the progress
of the Code Enforcement
Mayor Al Mani said the
council is making steady
progress and several is-
sues are being looked into,
such as one issue being if
there is a possibility of the
Department of Transpor-
tation taking up the task
of maintaining the land
purchased and cleared in
"It looks terrible," coun-
cil member Peggy Dobbins
said of the roadway. "Weeds
and trees are trying to grow
out there and just during a
time when we're enforcing
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deputy was given a. traffic
citation for reckless driving
after a crash that wrecked
his vehicle and the truck
he rear-ended, according to
the Florida Highway Patrol.
The crash took place
about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday
on U.S. Highway 90 about
two miles west of. Both
vehicles were westbound.
According to FHP, Deputy
Ryan Bailes failed to see
a truck stopped ahead of
him with its blinker on and
preparing to turn left onto
The cruiser struck the
back of the truck.. Both
caught fire when the front
of the patrol car traveled
far enough under the truck
body to hit and rupture its
Both Bailes and the driv-
er of the truck, Paul Sim-
mons of Marianna, received
minor injuries. Both drivers
were wearing seat belts.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Washington County News I A3
Fire guts Sunny Hills residence
SUNNY HILLS Fast work
by Sunny Hills Fire and
Rescue kept a house fire
from spreading to nearby
residences, but the Carter
home on Ulmer Street suf-
fered major 'damage.
Fire Chief Glen Zanetic
said the fire was called in
at 11:09 a.m. and firefight-
ers were on the scene by
11:11, as the firehouse is
just a few blocks away Fire damage
from the scene.
Zanetic said there Zanetic said:
was light 'smoke- coming knocked dov
from the eaves and heavy have to wor
smoke coming out the about the s
'front door when firefight- either side."
ers arrived. "There was on either sid
a high fire load," Zanetic few feet front
said, as there was a lot of residefrce an
furniture and other fuel in also several v
the' house. "The heat was by.
very high. "It's a differ
"Within' 10 minutes when you hi
the major portion of the about side sti
fire was knocked down," Firefightel
PANAMA CITY The third annual Celebrity
Golf Challenge with pro-golfer Rob Strano
and television producer Mike Norris will be
aboard the Lady Anderson dining yacht on
March 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Reserve now for the most unique golfing
Participants will stand on the decks of
the Lady Anderson and hit large targets at
different distances floating in the bay. Space
* is limited to 25 teams with four members
per team. Environmentally friendly golf
PHOTO BY JAY FELSBERG
d this Sunny Hills home last week
"Once it was
vn we didn't
rry as much
e were just a
n the burning
:d there were
ave to worry
rs from Ebro
and Greenhead joined in
and Wausau and Vernon
were on page as backup.
Owner Charles Carter
was across the street vis-
iting a neighbor. His son
Chris got out of the house
during the fire. No one was
injured and the American
Red Cross was called for
Zanetic said the fire
was caused by a kitchen
dining yacht to
Other entertainment includes a silent
auction, a live auction with Scott Rossman
of WJHG-TV, awards dinner, and live dance
All proceeds benefit Hearts of Hope In-
ternational a non-profit children's home that
temporarily houses orphans from around
the world in need of major medical care that
is not available in their home countries. '
Sponsorships and tickets are available,
call 850-234-5940 or 800-874-2415.
Washington Board of County
Commissioners to hol
CHIPLEY The Wash-
ington County Board of
ers will hold a workshop
meeting on March 25 at 9
a.m. in the County Annex
Building, 1331 South Blvd.
On the Agenda:
Adopt minutes of Oct.
23 and Nov. 20, 2008 meet-
Lease agreement of
postage machine. Current
cost is $255 per month and
the new lease agreement
bid is $240 per month.
Public hearings will
start at 1 p.m. or as soon
after as possible. Ordi-
nance Amendment on
MSBU will be discussed.
Other items include
planning issues, Florida
highway products, fire de-
partments and the County
Bid awards involving
Sunny Hills lots and CR
166, Old Bonifay Road, re-
Anyone wishing to ad-
dress the Board should
sign the sheet at the en-
trance and list the subject
they wish to discuss.
The next regularly
scheduled meeting of the
board will be April 23 at 1
The BOCC will accom-
modate handicapped and
disabled persons. who
wish to attend. Contact
the secretary at 638-6200
at least 48 hours before
the meeting date to'make
Faced with continu-
ing industry weakness
in advertising spending,
tions Inc. on Friday an-
nounced a company-wide
Employees at all lev-
els of the company' will
take five days off of work,
without pay, between
April 1 and June 30.
"We need to continue
to reduce expenses while
delivering our valuable
products and services to
our customers and ad-
vertisers. Of the many
options we considered,
a furlough provides the
savings we're seeking,
while still allowing us to
said Freedom CEO Scott
"Freedom continues to
generate positive cash
flow, and we see the
furlough program as a
sound business and fi-
nancial move to help
weather the present
severe economic condi-
tions that we believe will
improve by year end."
and supervisors will
work together to sched-
ule furloughs in a way
that minimizes the im-
pact on customers and
mirrors actions taken by
many of Freedom's me-
dia industry peers, in-
eluding MediaNews, Me-
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ton County News and
Holmes County Times-
for suspects in
County Sheriff's deputies
responded to a call around
4 p.m. on March 17 concern-
ing a strong arm robbery at.
the Dollar General Store ai
4722 Highway 90.
Witnesses said that two
black men were acting sus-
piciously around the open
window of a vehicle in the
parking lot. The witnesses
said that the actions of
the subjects led them to
believe, that some type of
altercation or incident had
just occurred then the two
men fled the scene.
The witnesses checked
with the occupants -of the -Black male, approxi-
vehicle and learned that mately 6 feet tall, 18-23
the subjects had just sto- years of age with short
len money. The victim also dreadlocks and possibly
left the parking lot in the wearing a red ,and white
same direction that the shirt.
suspects fled. A witness in -Black male, approxi-
turn called the authorities mately 5ft. 9 in. to 6 feet tall,
to report the incident. 20-24 years of age and wear-
K-9unitsfromApalachee ing a dark colored shirt.
CI and Jackson CI were, Anyone with informa-
able to track the suspects tion regarding this incident
to a mobile home park off is asked to call the Jack-
Panhandle Road. However, son County Sheriff's Of-
the suspects fled the area fice at 850-482-9624 or call
by vehicle before law en- CrimeStoppers at 850-526-
forcement arrived. 5000 and remain anony-
Marianna Police De- mous.
apartment also helped with
the investigation: .' 19-year-old killed in,
The incident is under
investigation and the Sher- Jackson County wreck
iff's Office is looking for the Ayoung Jackson County
following suspects: man was killed early Sun-
day in a two-vehicle wreck.'
Florida Highway Patrol
reported that Brett Law-
rence Barbee, 19, of Sneads,
was driving his 1999 Jeep,
eastbound on Reddoch
Road when he failed to stop
at a stop sign at Reddoch
Road and Porter Avenue.
He drove into the path
with a 2003 Toyota pickup
driven by Marvin Richard
Mixon III of Grand Ridge
that was headed north on
Porter Avenue. Mixon's ve-
hicle collided with the side
of the jeep and both vehi-
Barbee died at the scene
and Mixon was in serious
condition at Jackson Hos-
pital. Barbee was not wear-
ing a seatbelt according
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Arrest report from the
Washington County Sher-
'iff's Department for the
week of March 16 through
March 23, 2009.
Robert Acree: 6/3/87,
Panama City, kidnap a mi-
nor, aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, bur-
glary with assault, kidnap
Jeremy Bailey: 12/29/80,
Bonifay, violation of proba-
tion on fail to register as
Brian Brewer: 3/10/87,
Bonifay, possession of con-
Ronnie Burt: 5/14/82,
Alicia Callea: 11/19/86,
Fountain, Bay County war-
rants for possession, of
marijuana and possession
Tina Clark: 10/18/67,
Panama City, violation of
probation on driving while
license suspended or re-
2/21/54, Vernon, Holmes
County warrant for worth-
Alicia Deal: 8/20/87, Ver-
non, violation of probation
on flee and elude law en-
forcement officer and resist
Stephen Eaton Jr.:
2/27/77, Chipley, failure to
appear on possession of
marijuana and possession
Crystal Ford: 9/2/88,
Chipley, contempt of court-
fail to answer.subpoena.
2/9/68, Wausau,.grand theft.
Curtis Goodwin: 6/28/77,
Vernon, worthless checks.
Enterprise, Ala., driving
while license suspended or.
Ryan Kirby: 9/11/77, Tal-
lahassee, sale of marijuana,
violation of probation on
driving while license sus-'
pended or revoked.
'Amanda i Krouse:.
1/13/84, Chipley, contempt
of court-fail to answer sub-
Chipley, violation of proba-
tion on hit and run and driv-
ing under the influence.
12/31/77, Chipley, battery,
3/11/89, Caryville, viola-
tion of probation on driving
' while license suspended or
Jose Travieso 9/8/57,
4/18/57, Liberty, N.C., bat-
John Wallace: 2/29/57:
*Liberty, N.C., criminal mis-
chief, battery trespassing.
Lisa Wallace: 1/20/77:
Liberty, N.C., battery and
Paul Wright: 4/19/60;
Chipley; violation of pro-
bation on possession of
cocaine and worthless
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A4 I Washington County News
Wednesday, March 25,2009
Opulence for all!
As I drive to work in
the morning, I pass a
community college. For
years now, I have been
struck by its opulence. This
facility looks like a palace
built for pharaohs, not a
institution helping people
with a few under-division
college courses each term.
California has several
of such fabulous
schools. When .'V
I hear about
deficit were they
not constitutionally 4*
required to balance
it each year? TIBOR M)
my mind quickly Guest cl
focuses on these
and other indulgences
throughout the state.
They certainly make it
appear that whoever plans
the state's educational
programs has no concern
about frugality or thrift.
Instead, the mentality
that appears to go into
these projects is that
if anyone anywhere is
studying at a marvelous
college, well, then
everyone must, including
those who spend but a few
hours three times a week
mentality seems to me
to have contributed big
time to the country's
financial wows. Although
I am convinced of the
superiority of privatizing
all education, I figure if the
government is going to get
into the education industry,
it could certainly practice
some restraint. Subsidized
education ought at least
to be modest, and the
opulence witnessed around
California and some other
regions of the country
Long Island, New York,
comes to mind, as do
Florida and Texas -is
simply way over the top.
Certainly if I am going
to ask my friends to help
me out with some of my
personal needs, such
as purchasing a car or
dishwasher, I would be
abusing the privilege if I
spent their good money
on the most expensive of
But the egalitarian
is such as to insist
that if some people in
society are studying
at institutions with
outstanding and beautiful
facilities, well then
everyone is entitled to the
same. Never mind that
the money is obtained
through the extortion
method called taxation,
a relic of feudal times
when monarchs had to be
compensated for allowing
their realm to be used by
Of course there is an
ancient habit afoot
that supports this
sentiment. It is one
that sees society
as a club or team
to which everyone
belongs as an
ant to a colony
KCHAN and from which
imnist everyone may draw
so long as the leadership
allows it. In the time of
kings and other mythical
leaders of state, it was
an ideal to aspire to
because it was one way
to wrest the wealth from
the rulers: Persuade
them it isn't theirs in
the first place (which it
wasn't, though they firmly
believed it was).
But once it was widely
enough realized that
societies were supposed
to be realms wherein we
all were to be free to work
and aspire to some level of
success, but not entitled
to end up like everyone
else, this was supposed to
change. We are all more
or less competing with
the understanding that
in a competition people
end up in different places
at different points of the
race. But by refusing to
see it this way, the society
is seen as obligated
to maintain everyone
in a state of economic
That is simply
unsustainable and leads to
George Orwell's very apt
depiction of an egalitarian"
society in his novella,
"Animal Farm," wherein
everyone is equal only
some are far more "equal"
Tibor Machan holds
the R.C. Hoiles Chair
in Business Ethics
& Free,Enterprise at
Argyros School ofB&E.
He advises Freedom
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newspaper. E-mail him at
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Jay Felsberg, Managing Editor
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Letter to the EDITOR
I would like to take this
opportunity on behalf of Mr. and
Mrs. Johnny Johnson and Mr.
and Mrs. David Sanders to thank
the Pittman, Esto and Bonifay
fire departments for their quick
response to the fire on Jan. 21 that
destroyed a community landmark
known by Bethlehem alumni as Mr.
Hagler's Store. Many expressed
fond memories of Mr. A.C. Hagler
and the old building before and
after the fire.
The firefighters without
hesitation responded shortly after
midnight, on one of the coldest
mornings of the year, to a rapidly
burning building. Through the
smoke, heat and sweat, they
diligently fought the flames not
only to salvage what they could
of the burning building but also
to contain the fire, preventing it
from reaching other buildings, and
properties. The school across the
road made it even more urgent.
It is with great sadness that
the building and its contents
were destroyed, but the clean-up
process had to begin. With the
advice of Pittman Volunteer Fire
Chief Dewey Crutchfield, Esto's
Volunteer Fire Chief Charles
Corocoran and Florida Division of
Forestry Duty Officer Marci Glover,
we had a controlled burn for the
remaining structure in order to
prevent any safety hazards.
We are unsure whatlhe future
holds for this particular property,
but I am sure the memories of Mr.
Hagler's Store will live on as they
are shared from generation to
Before closing this letter, I feel
the need to mention that everything
was not completely destroyed by
the fire. God's HolyWord survived.
When the smoke cleared and the
ashes settled, three Bibles and
other Bible-related materials were
untouched by the flames, while
all other books were burned. The
pages were not even scorched. The
Bible I found among the ruins was
copyrighted in 1955. It was open,
and ashes were between the pages
of Proverbs 13 and 14.
Again in closing, we express
our sincere thanks to all the brave
men, women and even high school
students who risk their health and
lives each time the respond to 911
calls without pay and many times
without a word of appreciation.
Most of all, we thank God for being
in the midst.
Proverbs 13:13: "Whosoever
despiseth the work shall be
destroyed but he that feareth the
commandment shall be rewarded."
School board budget cuts
The recent recommendations
from Holmes County
Superintendent Gary Galloway to
the School Board on budget cuts
drew a number of responses online.
Here are some of them:
The school board's concern
should be the effect these solutions
will have on the students. What
is really being taking away are
advantages that the students need
in order to be successful in school.
A clean, safe, orderly building,
experienced teachers and many
other programs that help the
students get from K-12 are what
Holmes County will be losing when
they make these cuts. The solution
is easy. Why not have a millage. It
will only cost each homeowner a
few dollars a month. Isn't the future
of our county worth that?
Why would anyone want to teach
in Holmes or Washington counties
when you can go just a few miles
farther to the east and/or the west
and get much better pay?
A good suggestion for
County Schools would be
consolidate the 10 studer
9th grade, the 10 students
grade, the 10 students in
grade and the 10 student
grade from Poplar Spring
Holmes County High Sch
the remaining students i
Bethlehem School. That
remove a huge chunk of o
from the budget.
Poplar Springs AND B
should have been consoli
YEARS ago. The perfect
would have been to comb
PSHS and BHS into one ]
school at a more central.
President Barack Oba
proposal since withdrc
--to have veterans use p
insurance to pay for their
the Veterans Administrat
considerable number of c
online. Here are some ofth
What do you expect fro
President Idiot and his bi
little idiots? They hate Ar
and plan whatever it take
America into the ground.
this madness going to sto
How do we stop this fr
happening? This is an ab,
disgrace. My sincerest ai
all of our men and womer
served and continue to se
country. Thank you for yo
This angers me to no e
a slap in the face to all ve
served. My father is a Vie
vet who counts on thd VA
'his medical treatments th
otherwise would not be ab
I am totally disgusted
this. It makes no sense w
s in 10th
s in 12th
n K-8 to
Otis Lee Roy
all three. But the parents could not
see past their memories of their
own. old school days and do what
was best for all the children.... The
educational opportunities and the
funds that have been wasted by
have three schools all within 15
miles of each other is bordering
on the absurd. I truly hate the idea
of teachers and administration
personnel dealing with not having a
job, but this could have been dealt
with a long time ago. Please WAKE
UP, Holmes County.,
Poplar Springs Grad
Let's just charge tuition, LORD
knows we pay enough in a silence
HCSB will not close Poplar
Springs because they will lose FTE
money. As I said in another post, it
is a classic example of the Fed gov
telling a sovereign state what it
can and cannot do. I think it is time
to tell the Fed gov to straight and
directly to hell.
I have read some of the most
idiotic things in these comments.
Men and women trying to appear
logical and concerned, taking
every opportunity to down play the
importance of any one school or
community. No one job or school
is more important than the other.
I have noticed that each school
offers a different educational
opportunity for its students and a
different athletic opportunity for
its athletes. I am very concerned
for each school in the county.
While the thought of one "super
school" seems logical to some, it
simply cannot be. There have been
MILLIONS spent on construction
in our district. I find it repulsive
to see the structures turned over
to the state. Why not send all the
students to POPLAR SPRINGS?
This is the newest facility. I see
more logic in that than anything
else. No, I do not think this is the
right thing to do. Overloading
any one school with students just
takes away from the integrity of
the classroom that teacher and
student deserve. I just would like
those who feel free to blurt out,
insane ramblings would consider
the community impact, quality
of education, loss of jobs and
everyday strain of Holmes county
families. Maybe the county should
have made all schools have the
same opportunities available. We
are so close to Walton, Jackson,
Washington County and several
schools in Alabama. What exactly
are we spending our grants, lottery
money and budgets on? If we are
not competitive, we are going to
continue to lose students each year
as they become old enough to take
advanced classes and play sports.
If things were different, then-many
parents would allow their children
to catch a bus going by their house
rather than load the kids up in a
car and drive out of the county or
out of the state. The HCSB has
appeased a small group of localized
citizens, and never thought of the
larger picture in the close future.
The fact that the school board
has kept three schools within 15
miles of each other open for so
long, built new buildings without
considering the cost benefit
of combining and ignoring the
opportunities that would be
afforded for ALL students if housed
under one roof is what is idiotic.,
And they have done this ONLY
for the purpose of keeping the
parents happy. The priority should
be nothing but the education and
opportunity of the students.
nt Obama's veterans insurance proposal
bonus are not veterans.
r care from As a Vietnam COMBAT Vet, I
ion drew a would like to ask all you Obama
comments bashers, where were you after MY
hem: WAR? People want to brag.up the
VA, but they don't deserve it. I was
am in the Army from November 1964
unch of through November 1967.1 know
nerica how we were treated when we got
ss to run 4lome. We weren't. And still to this
When is day, when you go.to a VA hospital
)P? or clinic, you are not treated
HCV with much respect. Try Louis
Stokes Wade Park VA hospital
'om in Cleveland, Ohio. The people
solute working there are only interested
p1logies to in their paychecks and are rude to
n who have the vets. Where was the American
serve our Legion all these years? Now all of
)ur service., a sudden they are speaking up. I
Ad say all of us service-connected vets
should be able to go to the doctors
end. It is of our choice, not stand in line like
ts who cattle waiting for treatment.
Atminh Walt McDonald
hat he For all the Obama bashers, he
ble to is only trying to have the vets get
their choice of doctors. He is not
Freedom lost cutting out benefits but charging
the companies to help vets. Do your.
about homework, please.
whatsoever. Please read to understand
If it is truly about raising revenue,
that is even more stupid. The
amount mentioned is paltry
upside the bailout recipients. I bet
the AIG folks that are getting a
Please read. Do you want choice
or to let the vets pick whom they
want their care from? He is only
charging the insurance companies,
you idiots. I guess Obama is not the
Vet Supporter right color for you hillbillies. Get a
life, and he is doing fine. Do your
Do your homework
I am an active duty COMBAT
Vvteran: I have served 10 years
and multiple deployments. I know
19-year-old men who have one arm
/ or one leg. One of my soldiers is
PERMANENTLY CONFINED to
a wheelchair and has limited use
of his arms. Where will he get a job
that will provide the insurance to
cover him? This is a slap in the face
to all of us. We do our duty without
question or regret.
You guys will be fine. He is trying
to get money from big insurance
companies. The plan Obama has
will give everyone good coverage.
I am proud of you. Keep up the
Proud of vets
Walt, I am truly sorry for the way
you and other vets were treated
when you came back from Nam.
And yes, I agree with you that the
care has not been the best and
could be a whole lot better. I know
this from experience myself, when
my dad tried to get help form the
VA and had to jump through hoops
to get what he got. I say to you
thank you for your service.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Washington County News I A5
pour in to
CHIPLEY Take Stock In
Children (TSIC) was pre-
sented a donation March
19 from Townsend Building
Supplies Inc. to be combined
with other local donations
from Washington County
to make available four-year
college scholarships for stu-
dents to continue their edu-
Presenting the donation
were Ricky Carter, General
Manager-Chipley, and John
Claghorn, Sales Manager-
Chipley for Townsend Build-
ing Supplies Inc., which has
operations in Chipley' and
Enterprise, Ala. Townsend
is a recurring donor and
supporter of the TSIC pro-
gram in Washington County
Rey, Gustason, treasurer,
and Laura Joiner, secretary,
of the Washington County
Scholarship Foundation Inc.
received the donation on
behalf of Take Stock in Chil-
Scholarships are funded
through local donations
and a matching fund by the
state TSIC program and are
placed in the Florida Pre-
paid College Plans account
until ,the student is qualified
to draw on funds for up to
120 credit hours.
To obtain the TSIC schol-
arship, a student must be in
grades 6-12, sign a contract
to meet certain standards
From left are Laura Joiner, Ricky Carter, John
Claghorn and Rey Gustason.
during the remaining school. in the program and 16 are
years until high school grad- expected to graduate this
uation and have family sup- year. Some of the graduat-
port. Parents/guardians also ing seniors have been in the
sign a contract to support program since 2005 when it
their student. Family income was started in Washington
must be below a certain lev- County, although the state-
el based upon the number of level program dates from
children in the family. 1995.
The program works, and The Washington County
the student is rewarded with program has a need for vol-
up to a four-year scholarship unteers as mentors, espe-
at any 'Florida university, cially at Vernon High School
college or technical center and Vernon Middle School,
program. and to serve on all three pri-
The credit hour allow- mary committees (Leader-
ance of up to 120 over four ship Council, Mentor Com-
years also can be applied mittee, Student Advocate
toward achieving a two-year Committee). The selection
certificate or vocational process will be underway in
training through technical the next few months for stu-
center programs such as dents to be awarded schol-
Washington-Holmes Tech- arships next school year. To
nical Center in Chipley. It's obtain more information on
even possible to defer start- volunteering or to discuss
ing the college-level training student opportunities, con-
while completing an initial tactDavidSolgerat638-1276,
tour of duty in any.of the to make a donation, contact
armed forces. Rey Gustason at 638-5663,
Currently, there are or visit the state program
68 students in Washing- Website at www.takestockin
ton County participating children.com.
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only forgot to get out of bed, but they also
forgot to leave their beds at home. The
truth is, the students didn't stop their
learning just because FCAT was over.
Students and teachers decided to hold
a "Read-a-Thon" to practice fluency and
comprehension and celebrate the end of
the testing week.
Students were allowed to bring in
books, pillows, and blankets; anything
that would keep them comfortable while
they read as many books as they could
during Post-FCAT Friday.
Students in Mrs. Crawford's class, re-
laxed their bodies, but not their brains,
whether sword fighting in a far away
place, learning the mystery behind the
day it "rained meatballs,"' discovering
Students in Mrs. Crawford's fourth
grade class relax while reading
during the Read-A-Thon on Friday
after the FCAT.
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information about the Sahara desert
minds were busy and the thought any
stress was far behind them.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
CHIPLEY Amnesty Day at the Wash-
ington County Recycling Cente Hwy 77,
north of Wausau will be April 4 from 8 a.m:
Free disposal of: 12 tires per household;
three major appliances per household;
household hazardous waste. Semi-truck
tires are $2 each.
Hazardous products being accepted
include; anti-freeze, batteries, brake fluid,
engine degreaser, furniture polish, paint,.
paint thinners and strippers, solvents, spot
removers, stale gasoline, pool chemicals,
j pesticides, insecticides, used oil. NO gas
cylinders or explosives will be accepted.
Conditionally-Exempt small quantity
generators (small business, schools, grow-
ers, etc.) will be accepted at a. reduced
rate. Call 638-6264 to schedule a drop off
*HAZ-MATS are household hazard ma-
terials or wastes.
Recycling in high demand
Recycling has increased heavily since
the downturn in the economy, according
to Washington County Recycling Assis-
tant Carol Park.
"There has been a high demand for re-
cycled product," said Park. "Everyone is
trying to find every way possible to save
money these days."
Locations of recycling bins are: Vernon
City Hall, Sunny Hills Community Center,
the Department of Transportation, Roul-
hac Midille School and the Washington
County Recycling Center.
The Recycling Center accepts all forms
of recycling material except for glass and
this includes appliances and tires.
With each appliance there is a $2
charge, but aside from the $10 tractor
tire fee, $2 is the most you will spend, she
said, and they still pay for aluminum cans
by the pound, which is currently at 18
cents per pound.
"I highly recommend everyone bring
everything they want to recycle, includ-
ing furniture, appliances, tires and glass
to Amnesty Day," she said. "Because this
is the one time of theyear when all of this
stuff gets hauled off at once to be recy-
They are located on State Road'77 on
the left a couple of miles before reaching
Their hours are Monday through Fri-
day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information contact them at
Junior Bet Club prtiipes in service project
' Junior Beta Club participates in service project
VERNON- The motto of the National Junior Beta
Club is "Let Us Lead by Serving Others" and is the
philosophy upon which the National Junior Beta
Club is based. Service to others is one of the most
important characteristics of Beta Club membership.
Vernon Middle School's newly formed Junior
Beta Club demonstrates this motto in action as they
participate in an on-campus service project to help
beautify their school. Junior Beta Club members
cleaned out existing overgrown, flowerbeds. They
also planted daylily bulbs that were graciously
donated by Kim Register.
Miss Springtime Beauty
Pageant to be Saturday
CHIPLEY The. Miss Springtime
Beauty Pageant will be held at the
T.J! Roulhac Enrichment and Activity
Center, 651 Pecan Street in Chipley on
Saturday, March 28 starting at 5 p.m.
Admission is $3 for adults and $1
for- children. Proceeds to be used for
scholarships and the Activity Center.
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
CHIPLEY Kiwanis Club of Chipley
will hold its 54th pancake breakfast at
Kate Smith Elementary from 6-9 a.m.
on Friday April 3. Tickets are $5 and
can be purchased from any Kiwanis
Three ways to enjoy breakfast:
dine-in at KMS Cafetorium; pickup a
carryout tray on your way to work.
For three or more orders you can call
ahead and breakfast will be delivered
between 6:30 and 8:30 a.m. Delivery
must be within 5 miles of the school.
Telephone orders will be accepted
from Monday, March 23 until noon on
Thursday, April 2.
To order for delivery call the
Washington County News at 638-
0212 with the number of breakfasts
and delivery time. Your order will be
confirmed by a return phone call and
arrangements made for delivery and
collecting for tickets prior to April 2.
CHIPLEY Kate M. Smith Elementary
will begin kindergarten registration
Monday, April 13, in the school office
from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
To register for kindergarten your
child must be five years old by Sept. 1,
2009 and a Washington County resident.
Please. bring your child's birth
certificate, Social Security card,
updated immunization record (Florida
Blue Card). A Florida physical is
required before school begins. For
more information, call the school office
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Washington County News I A7
Prattler reflects on 5 years of remembrances
For the past several
months, the writer has
with just how long he has
been writing this column.
My sister, Hazel Wells'
Tison, began her "Happy
Corner" in the Holmes
County Times just after
mine began. In recent
conversation, Hazel almost
convinced me that all our
writings began about five
so I took time to
look up the exact
date just for my ,
Back in the earlier
beginnings, the PER
"prattler" kept a PRA
better compilation Perry
of all the articles,
so it was easy
to research the date the
On April 9,2003, the
first "Perry's Prattle"
appeared in the
Washington County News.
The suggestion for the
writing came form the
former management of the
newspaper. This was after
my WBGC radio associate,
Don Rogers, and I had
made a daylong visit to
Tallahassee to observe
the Florida Legislature in
session. It was a first for
both of us.
Before departing the
Capitol area, Don and I
participated in a "mock"
TV newscast in the old
capitol museum. Don
"interviewed" Gov. Reuben
Askew, and my subject for
-interview was Gov. L'eroy
Collins. We purchased our
completed DVDs at the
office for $3 each. "
My disc was played
on the computer at the
newspaper office, which
brought on the invitation to
begin the weekly writing.
Readers might recall that
I was to write on the many
careers of Perry Wells.
I was among the first to
predict a short duration for
Responses by letters
from readers began to
come to me and to the
newspaper office almost
immediately. In searching
for the exact date of
starting "Perry's Prattle,"
it was heartwarming
to once again read the'
coming from my loyal
The idea for the
Library in Chipley will
show the movie Twilight at
4:30 p.m. March 27. Take a
snack to share or a bottle
Relay for Life
CHIPLEY Relay for Life
fundraisers scheduled in
April 4: Yard sale
at Orange Hill Baptist
Church, 842 5th Ave. in
Chipley, starts at 8 a.m.
April 4: Yard sale at
First Baptist Church in
Chipley in the Washington
Square parking lot.
April 10: Team
walkers Gabby Walker and
Regan Walls will babysit at
$5 per hour. Proceeds go
to Relay for Life. Call 638-
3057 to schedule a time.
April,11: Bake sale
at Westpoint Home in
the Tommy McDonald
Industrial Park in Chipley.
April 17: PBS&J will
hold a bake sale at the
Walmart Super Center in
April 18: Team
Walkers will hold its
tournament at Kindel
Lanes, 4679 U.S. Highway
90 in Marianna. Check in
begins at 8:30 a.m., and
tournament begins at 9
Heritage Book project was
just beginning to "gel"
about the same time my
articles started. Some of
those who contacted me
regarding the newspaper
writings also ended up
contributing valuable and
interesting stories and
histories for the heritage
book One such person
was Chipley native William
Tiller, who now lives
in Liberty, Miss.
I first knew Bill
Tiller when he was a
Florida Fresh Water
Fish and Game
Y'S in Bay County
TLE during my tenure
ells there as a probation
and parole officer
with the Florida
He wrote extensively
for the heritage project
on the lives of two early
Chipley dentists, Dr.
Robert Edwin (Bob) Tiller
and Dr. Howard Tiller. He
also submitted the sad but
heartwarming story on his
brother, Byron Paul Tiller.
Paul interrupted a career
that began.in 1940 with the
Florida Highway Patrol
to enter the U.S. Navy in
1942. He was killed off the
coast of Okinawa on April
7, 1945, just months prior
to the ending of World War
The Tiller family
writings and pictures are
on pages 347 and 348 of the
now historic Heritage of
Washington County Book
printed in June 2006.
The first "prattle"
columns were submitted
to the newspaper in
handwritten copy. Then an
advancement was made
to a Brothers portable
typewriter, which was a
definite improvement for
both me and the editors of
As I became more
involved in the preparation
of the heritage book, I
heeded to the advice of
our sons and proceeded to
"go computer" complete
with e-mail, word
processor and printing
capability for both copy
and photographs. Several
months ago, an added
sophistication came my
way allowing the weekly
article to be directly
transmitted by e-mail to
the local newspaper office,
which allows immediate
Cost is $150 per five-
person team. Proceeds go
to Relay for Life.
is April 4. Call Ann Barber
at 773-6167 or 777-9296 to
Byron Paul Tiller stands by his 1941 FHP cruiser on his work assignment in the Dade City area.
placement in the lineup for
pertaining to the weekly
column, many, many
stories for the heritage
books, as well as
purchases for the book,
came to the writer by
e-mail. In recent weeks,
my e-mail inquiries have
shifted to the prospective
purchases of the E. W
(Judge) Carswell books.
These valuable and
were recently donated by
Mr. Carswell's children to
the Washington County
Historical Society Museum
Promoting these books
in the "prattle" column
Shas brought on a renewed
expression of approval
of my weekly writings,
along with orders for the
The column of
three weeks ago on
Mr. Carswell's book,
mentioning the family
mule, Old Rhoady, brought
about an onslaught of
orders for books. Many
recollections also came
from those who had
plowed a mule or who
fondly remembered some
history of a farm mule.
In the "Old Rhoady"
article, I failed to mention
the pair of mules my
dad purchased in 1937.
He always called them
April 21: Orange Hill
Baptist Church will hold a
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"mustangs." In my
memory, he purchased
them in Chipley from a
Mr. Stembridge and paid
$500 for the pair. They
were unbroken and wild
as a buck! The black one'
was Mary. She finally did
calm down and was easy
to handle. The brown
mule, Nell; never lost her
unpredictable wild streak
and brought misery to
those who tried to work
After reading the
"Rhoady" article, my
brother, Jim Wells,
reminded me of his
experience with those jack
rabbit mules, Mary and
Nell. Jim had returned
to the farm in 1944 as he
and our father had made
big plans for some serious
Jim had the pair
of mules hitched to a
"middle buster," laying
off rows preparing for
spring planting. For some
unknown reason, the
totally away from Jim's
control and headed for
the barn, dragging the
plow with them. They
broke through a board
gate, hit the dirt road and
ran a half mile while still
hitched to the heavy farm
implement before coming .
to a stop at our grandpa's
barn. Jim told me that
was the deciding factor
for him getting him a job
and forgetting farming.
That job was with Chevron
Oil Company, where he
worked for 41 years before
retiring at age 59.
In an e-mail inquiry
about the Carswell
collection of books, Etta
Ruth Swindle Carter, who
was reared in my part
of the county, told me of
two red mules owned by
her father, Ang Swindle.
I might have seen them
as our school bus route
took us by the Swindle
home. She also mentioned
a black mule which her
brother, Emory Swindle,
decided he would take
a ride on, a venture that
ended in disaster.
Our wild mules were
traded in for a John ,
Deere Tractor around
1946. My dad, along with
neighboring farmers, Lee
Pipkin and Ezra (Ezzie)
Hartzog, formed their
own informal "co-op"
and purchased the new
farm implement. The
then were powered by my
grandfather, Tom Wells,
old gray horse, known as
Dock He was docile and
a joy to work with both
in plowing or pulling a
Here we are in this
computerized and fast-
moving world, and it
seems that generally
people are more and more
interested in their history
and heritage. At the
Historical Museum, there
is an obvious continuing
renewed interest in
.writings, family records,
pictures and methods of
making a living used my
our ancestors. You are
welcome to stop in for a
visit each Thursday and
Friday from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. and 9 a.m. until noon
each first Saturday.
Next week's writing
should be on an expected
return visit to the Blue
Pond Cemetery. This a -
historic landmark which
has been written about
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
VERNON Vendors, local school clubs and
demonstrators alike were present as Preserving
Our Past hosted the fifth annual "Holmes Valley
Heritage Day" festival March 21 on Wilderness
Road in Vernon.
There were exhibitors and demonstrations of
how tractors and tractor parts still play a vital part
in today's industry among the many colorful stands
that were selling their products, ranging anywhere
from old-fashioned lye soap to rabbits for Easter.
Awards and children's events also took place as
the tractors pulled to show their stuff from early
morning to late in the afternoon.
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Florida Freedom Newswire
PANAMA CITY Derek Kurnitsky is by
no means tall. One also couldn't use that
term to describe his Port St. Joe boys
basketball team. But it's a more-than-
fair description of the Freedom All-Star
Classic East boys squad. ,
The group' of all-stars convened at
Bay High School's John L. Cobb Gymna-
sium on Wednesday for, the first of many
practices leading up.to the April 11 event.
Nine of the 12 boys on the East roster ap-
peared at the'practice.
Kurnitsky, coaching the East along
with Bozeman's Cas Gant, knew the
squad had size, but he was overjoyed'
when he saw them in person.
"We have guard play that's 6-3 and"
6-4, and that's something I've never had
or possibly that this team has ever had,"
Kurnitsky said. "That's tough to shoot
Guards Mark Troncale of Arnold and
Ethan Roulhac of Bay are listed at around
6-foot-2, but both are pushing 6-3. Frank-
lin County's DeShaun Winfield, who can
play guard and forward, is 6-4, Marianna
forward Chris Blount is 6-4 and forward
Darrien Mack of Rutherford is 6-6.
That is in addition to center Gabriel
Best (6-5) and guards Darryus Stewart
(6-0), Jacob Herring (6-0) and Igarack
Jackson (6-1). Their size and speed goes
along with other skilled and smaller
guards Justin Schaefer, Fonda Davis
and Vince Ventura, the latter a Bozeman
player who has impressed Kurnitsky.
Kurnitsky said the immediate team
chemistry was good. Early practices
aren't overly in-depth, with minimal em-
phasis on offensive sets; The key, Kur-
nitsky said, is keeping the team in shape
for the annual meeting with the West,
"There was some huffing and puff-
ing out there, but that's because some
of these guys haven't been in the gymn
as regularly as they were in the sea-
son," Kurnitsky said. "They needed this,
and I thought all of them had a good
.Bethlehem's Megan McDonald
might not play for the East girls. The
forward, who also plays softball, was
struck in the face with a ball during a
recent game. Bethlehem basketball
and softball coach Joanie Albury said
doctors are waiting for the swelling to
.go down before determining if surgery
McDonald will not be ready to play
if surgery is required. In that case, an
alternate will be chosen. Surgery might
not be needed. If so, then it will be up to
McDonald, her 'doctors and her family
to decide if she participates.
The first Freedom Classic Media Day
will be at 5 p.m. Friday at the Billy Har-
rison Field House at Gulf Coast Com-
munity College starting. All players and
coaches are encouraged to attend. Play-
ers will be fitted into game jerseys, and
team photographs will be taken.
Each team will receive around 45
minutes .of practice time at the venue
and media outlets will be conducting in-
terviews with players and coaches.
At left, Jessie Martin throws the shot put at Baker on March 5. At center, Brittany Chapman runs in the 800' meterat
Chipley High School on March 12; At right, Amanda'Wright runs in the 1600 meter at Chipley" High School on
March 12: .
Right on track
Ponce de Leon track and:>
field team members place
,in March 5, March 12 meets
PONCE DE LEON The Lady Pirates' track and field season
has done well so far this year.
On March 5 at Baker, Jessie Martin placed fourth in the
discus with a throw of 78'9".
On March 12 at Chipley,, Jessie Martin placed first in the
discus with a throw of 79'2" and placed fourth in the 200 me-
ter. Kayla Harris placed first in the middle school shot put
with a throw of 24' and placed fourth in the middle school 100
Brittany Chapman placed fifth in the middle school 100
meter and fifth in the 800 meter ('A mile) with a time of 3:17.
Amanda Wright placed third in:the 200 meter.
HCHS Baseball Camp
BONIFAY -. On Saturday, March 28,
Holmes County High School will host a
baseball camp from 9 a.m. to noon for
ages 8-15. Cost is $25. Registration be-
gins at 8 a.m. /
There will be free admission to HCHS
Baseball fundraiser,game from 1-3 pin.
Plate lunches are $6 each.
An aalumni game is scheduled for 4
p.m. The alumni participants entry fee is
For more information, call coach
Dixon at 547-9000 or Carrie Thompson at
Hunter safety course Sunday
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) is offering a
free hunter safety Internet completion
.course in Washington County.
The course will be at the Mud
Hill Range at 2238 Mud Hill Road in
Wausau. Instruction will be 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday, March 29.
Individuals must complete the Inter-
net course before coming to class and
are required to bring a copy of the final
report from the computer portion of the
course to be admitted. The final report
form does not have to be notarized.
An adult must accompany children
under 16 years of age at all times. Stu-
dents are encouraged to bring a pencil
and paper with them to take notes.
The course is required for anyone
born on or after June 1, 1975, to purchase
a Florida hunting license. The FWC
course satisfies hunter safety training
.requirements for all other states and Ca-
Register online and find more infor-
mation about future hunter safety class-
es at MyFWE.com or call the FWC's re-
gional office.in Panama City at 850-265-
26 FWC graduates ready for
woods and water duty
TALLAHASSEE A new group of Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) law enforcement 'officers
soon will begin patrolling the woods and
waters of the state.
Twenty-six FWC recruits became of-
ficers after graduating Friday from the
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Acad-
emy in Tallahassee. The recruits at-
tended the academy for six months and
received a wide array of training, which
included accuracy with firearms, alliga-
toi handling, vessel operation, defensive
tactics, all-terrain vehicle operation and
BUI/DUI identification. They will spend
an additional three months with a field-
The new graduates are assigned to
counties throughout the sta8e. Two of
the officers come from other states. Offi-
cer Jarod Molnar is from Georgia and is
assigned to Palm Beach County, and Of-
ficer Evan Laskowski is from Maryland.
and is assigned to Glades County.
The FWC's Division 'of Law Enforce-
ment protects and manages 755 species
of wildlife and more than 700 species of
fish. The division patrols 34 million acres
of public and private land, 8,200 miles of
tidal shoreline, 3 million acres of lakes
and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams.
FWC officers are authorized to enforce
all state laws and federal fisheries and
The graduates and the counties they
are assigned follow:
Craig Baker, Broward; James
Bonds, Alachua; Raquel Daniels, Mon-
roe; Tiffany Davis, Monroe;- Michael
Davis, Okeechobee; Thomas Enos,
Broward; Joshua Greenier, Monroe;
Justin Henry, Citrus; Jordan Hilliard,
DeSoto; Stephen Judah, Polk; Har-
old Lanier, Brevard; Evan Laskowski,
Glades; Michael Milillio, Monroe; Jar-
od Molnar, Palm Beach; Christopher
Pettey, Martin; Samuel Riggs, Citrus;
Henry Rockwell, Hendry; Lonnie Su-
shil, Lee; Rene Taboas; Dade; Jamie
Young, Palm Beach; Randolph Irwin,
St. Lucie; Brandon Lasher, Marion; Su-
lin Schafer, Escambia; John Standland,
Washington; Kevin Sweat, Polk; and Ja-
son Tidwell, Polk. 1,
Holmes County 9, Florida High 5
BONIFAY Cole Long got the win in re-
lief, allowing two hits in four innings. Aaron
Mollet had a two-run double to put the Blue
Devils ahead to stay in the fourth. Jeremy
McGowan was 3 for 4, Jesse Gavin 2 for 4,
Will Thompson 2 for 4, Jomar Concepcion
2 for 3 and Long had a two-run homer in
the fourth. Holmes County, 11-4, played at
Chipley Tuesday in District 2-3A.
Holmes County 10, Port St. Joe 3
BONIFAY Will Thompson was the win-
ning pitcher, striking out eight in four in-
nings while yielding one hit to move to 4-0.
Aaron Mollet was 3 for'4, Thompson 3 for 3
with a double and two RBIs, Devin Bice was
2 for 3, Travis Moseley 2 for 4 and Clayton
French 2 for 3 with three RBIs.
Chipley 13,,Graceville 4
CHIPLEY Justin Burnham was 2 for 4
with two home runs and five RBIs to lead a
Chipley rout. Blake Obert was 4 for 4 with
three runs scored and Jake Jadofsky 3 for 4
with a double and four RBIs. Steven Sewell
improved to 2-1 with six strikeouts, giving up
four runs on 10 hits. Chipley improved to 8-4.
.Chipley 13, Providence Christian 3
CHIPLEY -. Karsten Whitson was the win-
ning pitcher with six strikeouts in the run-
rule shortened game. He also was 2 for 3
with two RBIs and Jake Jadofsky 3 for 4.
Bozeman 15, Cottondale 4
COTTONDALE Winning pitcher Travis
Register had a triple, two singles and four
RBIs as Bozeman stayed perfect at 5-0 in
Ryan Hardy was 3, for 4 with two doubles
and four runs, Jace Wade and Paul Myers
-each went 2 for 3 and Brandon Porter was
2-4.'Register pitched six innings to improve
to 3-2, the Bucks 9-2 overall.
PDL 8, Freeport 7
PONCE DE LEON Brandon Howell allowed
three runs on just one hit and struck out
six in five innings and helped himself at the
plate as well.
He went 3 for 4 with four RBIs in the
Ponce de Leon (5-3) win. Ryan Varner was 2
for 4 with a triple and one RBI. Ryan Yates
was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. After Howell was
replaced after the fifth, two Ponce de Leon
pitchers allowed four runs and'nearly cost
the Pirates the game.
Marianna 8, Holmes County 4
MARIANNA Troy Clemmons struck out
five and held Holmes County to five hits
with the win in six innings of work. Colby
Johnson finished on the mound for the Bull-
Baker 10, Vernon 0
VERNON Will Locke struck out 10 in fir-
ing a complete-game shutout in the District
Cameron Davis went 2-for-4 to lead the
Gators (7-4, 3-1), who scored six runs in the
Crestview 8, Clipley 5
CHIPLEY Sam Bass allowed just two
hits over six innings and struck out nine
while David Pyle scored a pair of runs as
Crestview defeated Chipley 8-5 on Tuesday
to snap a seven-game skid.
Laurel Hill 10, Poplar Springs 0
LAUREL HILL Ethan Jackson went 3-for-3
*with a home run and three RBIs and Dalton
Gordon went 3-for-3 with two runs scored
and one RBI as Laurel Hill.cruised past
Poplar Springs. Jackson recorded the win
for the Hoboes.
Holmes County 2, Northview 0
BONIFAY Rachel Gavin pitched a one
hitter with 11 strikeouts as Holmes County
improved to 9-6-2. Amber Nolin had a two-
run double for the Blue Devils in the fourth
inning to break up a scoreless tie.
Holmes County 2, Chipley 0
BONIFAY Holmes County scored its runs
in the first and third innings on two RBIs by
Morgan Johnson, as the Tigers improved to
8-6-2 overall and 1-2 in District 2-3A. John-
son finished 2 for 3.
Mary Elizabeth Pippin struck out 12 and
held Chipley to five hits in the complete-
game win. Jenna Belcher was 3 for 3 and
Anna Keen 2 for 3 for Holmes County.
Rocky Bayou Christian 11, Ponce de Leon 7
PONCE DE LEON -A five-run fourth broke
open the game.
Baker 4, Ponce de Leon 1
Lauren Griffith scattered five hits and
drove in a run as Baker defeated district foe
Ponce de Leon.
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A 10 I Washinaton County News
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Chipley 4-H'ers show off their sure shots
CHIPLEY Sure Shots 4-H
Club members of Washington
County have. been practic-
ing their skills for the past six
months and put them to the
test March 7 during their club
Members participating in
the championship included
Intermediate 4-H'ers Whit
Pettis, James Wesley Clark,
Morgan Locke, Matt Mosley,
Allison Pettis, Seth Pember-
ton, Briar Morris and John
Michael Walsingham. Senior
4-H'ers included Daniel King,
Michael Fisher, Jesse Kniess,
Mariah Carter, Arthur Jones,
Tyler Imke, Matt Fisher and
Club members shot rounds
of both skeet and trap vying for
top places in each discipline
and for overall titles,
Intermediate division Skeet: JamesWesley Clark,
first; John Michael Walsing-
Winners ham, second; Whit Pettis, third
Trap: Morgan Locke; first; place.
James Wesley Clark, second; Overall winners: James
Allison Pettis, third place. Wesley Clark, first; Morgan
Locke,. second; Seth Pember-
Senior division winners
Trap: Tyler Imke, first;
Jamey Hayes, second; Daniel
Skeet:, Tyler Imke, first;
Jamey Hayes, second; Jesse
Overall: Tyler Imke, first;
Jamey Hayes, second; Jesse
For more information on the
Sure Shots 4-H Club and other
4-H programs in Washington
County, contact 4-H Youth De-
velopment Agent Julie P Dil-
lard at 850-638-6180 or visit the
4-H website at Washington.ifas.
4-H programs, clubs, activi-
ties and events are open to all
1 killed in single-vehicle wreck
MARIANNA About 10:30 p.m. March
22, Richard A Bragg, 44, of Marianna was
traveling north on Country Road 167 when
he lost control of the 1977 Honda MC he
The Florida Highway Patrol reported
that the vehicle traveled on to the east
shoulder of the road rotating clockwise a
half turn, came back on to the highway and
overturned onto its left side. Bragg was
ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to
Bay Medical Center, where he.died March
23 because of the injuries he sustained in
CHS Cow Chip Festival
CHIPLEY Chipley High School is
planning a Cow Chip Festival at 10 a.m.
Sept. 26 at the new CHS sports fields.
Cow Chip Bingo will pit your luck
against the gastronomical actions of a
cow and her ability to do "what comes
naturally." A 50x50 yard playing area will
be divided into squares. Each square
represents a "land deed parcel" that can
be purchased for $5 each. Checks should
be made payable to Chipley High School.
At noon on Sept. 26, the cows will be
bought onto the field, and the first three
"chips" will be recorded and measured
by the Cow Chip Judges. They will
then locate the land deed parcels and
determine the winners. First chip wins
$250; second chip wins $500 and the third
chip wins $1,000. Actual amounts will be
based on the percentage of total parcels
'Other planned events include Kiss
the Cow, Cow Chip Tossing, hay rides for:
the kids, 5K "Cow Trot," Jail and Bail,
barbeque, baked goods and concessions.
Official sponsors are Professional
Printing and Designs, Stones Chipley
Packing Co., Washington County Farm
Bureau, Washington-Holmes Cattleman's
Association and the Westerner Inc.
For more information, contact Alex
Webb or Bryan Lee at Chipley High
School at 638-6100.
Annual Membership Banquet
CHIPLEY The 2009 Chamber Annual
Membership Banquet is scheduled for
April 9 at the Washington County Ag
Center in Chipley. A punch reception will
start things off at 6 p.m, with dinner at 7
The Spanish Trail Playhouse will
provide entertainment with "A Stroll Down
Broadway." Tickets are $25 per person.
Make checks payable to the Washington
County Chamber of Commerce.
Those wanting to attend should make
reservations early, as there are only a
limited number of tickets available. Call
the Chamber at 638-4157 to make your
Council on Aging yard sale
The Washington County Council on
Aging will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. April 2-3 and 8 a.m. to noon to April 4.
This will be held inside rain or shine.
Tour of Gardens
CHIPLEY Chipley Garden Club's "Tour
of Gardens" will be followed by an English
Tea on March 28 and April 4.
The tour will start at 9 a.m. at the home
of Edwina Showers, 750 Fifth St. in Chipley,
and continue to Glenda Wilson's home,
2071 Orange Hill Road, Chipley, followed
by an English tea.
An English tea consists of two kinds of
sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam
and mock Devonshire cream, together
with English tea.
Cost is $7 for garden club member and
$10 each for non-members. Tickets are
available from Edwina Showers, 638-1777,
or Glenda Wilson, 638-9138. Tickets will be
sold on first-come basis and are limited
to 40 each day with-no exception and no
tickets sold at the door.
WASHINGTON CO. READERS GO TO:
HOLMES CO. READERS GO TO:
*ONE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN DAILY FOR THE FIRST SEVEN DAYS.
ALL'PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING.
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For the week ending March 20:
Florida Livestock Auctions:
Receipts totaled $6,313 compared to ,
$5,790 last week and $5,393 a year ago.
Compared to one week ago; slaughter
cows were to $1-3 higher, bulls $2 higher;
feeder steers were $1-3 higher; heifers
were steady to $2 higher; replacement
cows were mostly steady.
Georgia Livestock Auctions:
Receipts in 25 markets totaled $7,973
compared to $12,122 last week and
$10,509 a year ago. Compared to one
week ago; slaughter cows were $2-3
higher and bulls were steady to $1
higher; feeder steers were $2-4 higher
and heifers were $1-4 higher; steer
calves, $2-5 higher and heifer calves were
$1-2 higher; replacement cows were $3-5
Alabama Livestock Auctions:
Receipts totaled $9,900-included 240
board sale cattle, compared to $12,531
a week ago and $13,188 a year ago.
Compared to q week ago; slaughter cows
and bulls were $1-3 higher; all feeder
classes were $2-3 higher; replacement
cows and pairs unevenly steady.
Feeder ssteers: Medium and large
frame No. 1-2
300-400 lbs.: FL $95-128, GA $99-124,.
.400-500 lbs.: FL $87-115, GA $89-117,
500-600 lbs.: FL $81-108, GA $83-106,
Feeder heifers: Medium and large
frame No. 1-2
300-400 lbs.: FL $80-99, GA $83-105, AL
400-500 lbs.: FL $78-93, GA $78- 96, AL
500-600 lbs.: FL $70-85, GA $73- 89, AL
Slaughter cows: 90-percent lean
750-1200 lbs.: FL $30- 47.50, GA $40-52,
Slaughter bulls: Yield grade No. 1-2
1,500-2,100 ibs.: FL $54-65.50, GA $54-
66.5q, AL $55.50-60.50,t. ,
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Wednesday, MARCH 25, 2009 Washington County News 9 Holmes County Times-Advertiser .PAGE 1
Holmes at a glance
Chipley gears up for Sixth Annual
'Legends and Lore' Festival
CHIPLEY Bill Maphis, president of
Friends of Falling Waters State announced
the sixth annual Legends and Lore Festival
to be held March 27-28. Free admission from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., both days.
This heritage event, directed toward
education of the youth and general public,
is an opportunity to learn about the history,
legends, lore and crafts that are a vital part
of this area's heritage.
Exhibitors and volunteers are
encouraged to participate in preserving and
telling the community's story, through crafts
Friday, March 27 is devoted to area
school children. Saturday, March 28 the
festival suggests a donation toward the
support of the event.
For full details on the Legends and Lore
Festival and information about Friends
of Falling Waters State Park, contact
Bill Maphis at 850-638-8243 or visit www.
Grillers get ready: BBQ Cook-Off
coming soon to Marianna
MARIANNA Barbecue teams and
individuals are heating up the grills as
they practice their favorite award winning
recipes and prepare to take home the cash
prizes. Barbecue chairman Richard Kunde
invites local cooks to fire up their favorite
recipes in the Backyard Barbecue and
Anyone can enter competitions in the
following categories: chicken, stew, sauce,.
anything but pork and dessert. Entry fee is
$25 per category or $100 for all five.
For barbecue connoisseurs, a fee of $3
will let you be the judge in the People's
Choice Award. Your tasteobuds will
determine the winner of some of the finest
barbecue in the south as you get to judge
the professional barbecue teams.
At least 20 professional barbecue teams
are expected to enter several festival
competitions which are preliminaries to
the Memphis in May national barbecue
competition, held in Memphis, Tenn. in May.
For more information regarding the
barbecue contests, contact Richard Kunde
at 209-2959 or e-mail him at richardkunde@
Home and Garden Expo scheduled
for May 8-9 in Washington County
CHIPLEY Tri-County Home Builders is
hosting the 2009 Home and Garden Expo,
Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9 at the
Washington County Agriculture Center on
Hwy 90 in Chipley. Show hours are 3-7 p.m.
Friday and 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday.
If you are a business owner or tradesman
this is an opportunity for you to introduce
new equipment, materials, products and
services along with other professionals
in construction, heating and cooling, floor
covering, interior decorating and screen
Indoor 8'x8' spaces cost $125 each and,
includes one 8' table, two chairs, 8' black.
drape and 3' side drapes and 11OVelectrical
Outdoor tents are $125 and inckude one 8'
table and two chairs.
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 Foundation, which
is designated for the improvement and
assistance in home repairs for low-income
homeowners and those with special needs,
such as wheelchair ramps 'and heating
For more information or to reserve your
booth, contact Debbie McCrary at 638-4436
or (850) 482-8802.
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Jamie Pinto offered this reporter a ride gratefully accepted in his BAC Jet Provost.
EEA Fly-In draws big crowd,
gets reporter in the air
B ONIFAY Getting in Jamie Pinto's
Jet Provost' may have been then
hardest part of the flight. The
less-than-athletic body of this reporter was
eventually tumbled into the right-side seat and buckled
in as Pinto went through his flight check
before taking off Saturday for, a
quick flight at the annual EAA
Fly-In at. Tri-County Airport off
County 173 in Holmes County.
Pinto and his wife, author Nancy
Collins, decided to provide a quick
spin around the area.
The flight took about 20 minutes
(fuelforjet trainers doesn't come cheap
and consisted of a'flight to Bonifay and
back as Pinto explained the basics of the
BritiSh-designed two-seat trainer.
"It takes about 2,500 feet to take off."
Pinto explained as we headed down
the runway. It took a fair amount of the H
4,014-foot runway but the takeoff was
smooth and except for a little turbulence so a
was the flight. Pinto flew at about 240 knots
(the Provost' Armstrong-Siddeley Viper can
pish it up to 750 knots, or 600 mph) down the flight
line to admiring aircraft enthusiasts before he came
around to land.
Several dozen planes were on hand of all ages
and types as fliers from around the country came for
the one-day event. The tarmac was filled with
both manufactured and home-built aircraft as
the weather cooperated and flying buffs came
to enjoy the day.
There was plenty to see at the event.
-There were a number of homebuilt and even
homemade aircraft, including one made out
of seven different type of wood. Weighing just
800 pounds it is qualified for light sport and can
make up to 85 mph.
Pinto is not stopping with his Provost. He is
rebuilding two Avia L-29 Czech jet trainers that
served in the Soviet Air Force, along with his
prizes two British Hawker Hunter fighters.
The single-seater served in the Singapore
Air Force and the two-seater served with the
Peruvian Air Force.
The two L-29s were essentially abandoned
at the Dothan Airport. "I plan to sell them to
pay for rebuilding the Hunters," he said.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Weddings and ENGAGEMENTS
Pringle, Byers engaged
Brenda and Tony Jackson of Westville
and Andy and Sharlene Pringle of Bonifay
announce the engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Angie Pringle, to
Troy Byers Jr., son of Troy and Jane Byers of
The wedding is planned for 5 p.m.
April 4 at the Country. Club (golf course)
in DeFuniak Springs. A reception will
immediately follow the ceremony. All friends
and relatives are cordially invited to attend.
Crutchfield/Woodham to wed
Mr. and Mrs. William Crutchfield of
Graceville are pleased to announce the
forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Jessica Ashley, to James Matthew
Woodham son of Dr. and Mrs. James
Meggs Woodham of Cottondale.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter
of Lucille Crutchfield and the late Jim
Crutchfield, Joan Shepard and the late '
James A. Shepard, all'of Graceville.
Jessica is a 2003 graduate of Graceville
High School and a 2008 graduate of
Florida State University-Panama City,
where she earned a bachelor of science
in civil engineering.
The prospective groom is the
grandson of Virginia Woodham and the
late J.B. Woodham of Chipley and the late
Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Sorrells of Arcadia. p.m. April 4 in the Damascus Baptist
Matt is a 2001 graduate of Chipley High Church in Graceville. A reception will
School and is employed With UPS in immediately follow at the gathering. All
Chipley. family and friends are cordially invited to'
The couple will exchange vows at 4 attend.
Raley, Odum to wed
Adrienne Raley and Kevin
Odum will be married in a
private ceremony with their
families on March 28. Adrienne
is the daughter of Roger and
Linda Raley of Bonifay, and
Kevin is the son of Lillian Odum
and the late Hollie Odum of
A reception celebration will
begin at 5 p.m. at the Waits r
Mansion at 209 W Kansas
Ave. in Bonifay. All family and
friends are invited to attend the
Nancy Rydzynski of Mobile,
Ala., announces the engagement
and forthcoming marriage of her
daughter, Amanda Rydzynski, to
Amanda is the daughter of Nancy
Rydzynski and the late Stanley E.
Rydzynski. She is a.graduate of
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School
,and Spring Hill College, both in
Derick is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Allen of Mobile, Ala., and jH
the maternal grandson of Louise
Stoops of Bonifay. He is a graduate
of Holmes County High School in
Bonifay and Spring Hill College in
Mobile. He is employed with Johnson
Controls as a system engineer.
, The couple plans:to marry at St.
Joseph Chapel on the Spring Hill
College Campus on March 28, 2009.
Jack Henry born
the birth of their
son, Jack Henry,
on July 16, 2008,
, He weighed 7
pounds, 15 ounces
and was 19.1 inches
long. Jack Henry
was named and
blessed by his
father on Jan. 11,
He is the
grandson of Barry
and Cecilia Mongoven of Chipley and Marty
Taylor of Bonifay and Jack and Gldria Stuckey of
Army Pvt. Kayla
at Fort Jackson,
Columbia, S.C. She
is the daughter of
of Chipley and
Tina Hughen of
Panama City. Pvt.
2006 graduate of
High School, Lynn
Retherford family and
friends are invited to the
annual Retherford reunion
on April 4 at Curry's Landing
in an attempt to recapture
the family spirit from where
it was first originated.
There will be lots of fun,
food and fellowship. The
festivities will get started
around 10:30 a.m. with a
fish fry and continue on
into the afternoon with
Take your favorite dishes,
a comfortable chair and the
entire family for a reunion on
the Choctawhachee River.
For more information,
contact Phyllis Retherford
at 334-6842101 or Larry
Retherford at 850-229-2546 or
2009 Firefighter of the
LYNN HAVEN Firefighter
Ben McWaters has been
named 2009 Lynn Haven
Firefighter of the Year. He
started with the Lynn Haven
Fire Department in June
2006. He had the highest
call response for 2008 and
obtained his EMT since
being with the department.
McWaters is working on his
fire science degree.
Citizen of the Year
LYNN HAVEN -Harry
Warnberg has been selected
as the'Lynn Haven Citizen of
the Year for 2008. '
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Holmes County Times-Advertiser I Washington County News I B3
CHIPLEY Each June, more
than 100 contestants of all
ages from North Florida and
surrounding areas compete
to be Watermelon Queen. The
pageant crowns queens in 10
age groups from birth to 22.
Queens in the Miss
Watermelon pageant may
compete at the state level.
Proceeas from pageant fees,
program sales, concessionsand
door entry fees benefit the Tri- .
County Community Council's
Toys for Tots program.
This year, the pageant will
be June 13 at the Washington
County Ag Center in Chipley.
Doors open at 11 a.m. Everyone
is invited to attend the pageant.
Applications can be picked
up at Carolyn's Fashion, 795
Main St. in Chipley. Call Carolyn
Sasser at 638-8686 or e-mail
Utley q Watermelon
of Altha has
as a contestant
forFlorida BRIGETTE RENE'
Queen. She is the 20-year
old daughter of Lealus and
Mary Utley. Global Produce
is her sponsor. Contestants
will compete for the title from
March 27-29 during the 41st
annual Watermelon Convention
Geneva County Pageant
SAMSON, Ala. The annual
Geneva County pageant will
be April 25 in the Samson
There will be no practices
and no interviews for Baby
Miss, 0-23 months; Tiny Miss,
2-3 years; Future Little Miss, 4-6
years; Young Junior Miss, 7-9;
Junior Miss, 10-12.
Little Miss, first grade; Teen
Miss, 13-16; and Miss, 17-21
divisions will be at 7 p.m. Miss
and Little Miss contestants
must reside or go to school
in Geneva County and will
represent Geneva County in
the National Peanut Festival
Pageants in October.
All three divisions will have
interviews and two practices.
Winners from the morning
pageant will be special guest
at the evening pageant, be
presented on stage and assist
in the crowning ceremonies. All
visiting queens from other areas
are welcome and will receive
S For more information,
contact Terri King at 334-898-
7508; Lauren Fountain at 726-
3544; or Haden Ward at 449-1616.
Easter Star Beauty
BONIFAY The Easter Star
Beauty Pageant will be April 4
at the Holmes County Ag Center
Contestants will be boys 0-6
years and girls 0-21 years.
The dress is Easter attire. A
portion of the proceeds will go to
Easter Seals. The first five paid
contestants will get a discount.
Pick up forms at New To"U" in
For more information, call
Wanda at 547-4810 or Bernyce at
547-3474 after 5 p.m.
Geneva Festival on the Rivers to be April 24-26
GENEVA, Ala. The 34th annual
Geneva Festival on the Rivers will
be held April 24-26.
April 24: Downtown parade
lineup at 4 p.m. Parade begins at
4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church
and ends at Robert Fowler
Memorial Park for the annual
ribbon cutting to officially open the
'Encore dance students under the
direction of Kelli Smith will perform
at the park immediately after the
April 25: Gates open at 8 a.m.
Enjoy events such as worm fiddling,
tug-of-war, coin scramble, world'
championship sculling contest and
canoe race and children's games.
There will be a car show, food
vendors, arts and crafts'and,other
vendors and music throughout the
Take a step back in time with the
Battle of the Bands to
COMPASS LAKE The
Spring Arts and Crafts
Festival and Battle of the
Bands will be 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday, March 28, at
Compass Lake in the Hills
Lodge, 645 Compass Lake
Drive, just south of Alford.
The event is free and open
to the public.
This fundraising event
for the Compass Lake
Volunteer Fire Department
will include arts and
crafts vendors, food
vendors, backyard home
partners for Pets, public
- service vendors, music,
children's activities, door
prizes and raffles and
River Festival heritage activities,
re-enactors of 1814 era, Civil War,
World War I and World War II, I
along with a basket maker, bowl
carver, blacksmith, Riverboat
John's Strolling Banjo playing and
storytelling time and more.
The day will culminate with
talent search winners The Springs,.
Carolina Rain and Sammy Kershaw.
For ticket information, call 334-
313-817-7. For vendor information,
; April 26: Praise and worship
begins at 11 a.m.
Beginning at 1 p.m. will be
prayer by Jeremy Forehand; The
Star Spangled Banner by Candace
Dixon; and. Gospel Talent Search
Winners Amy Forehand, Safe
Harbor, Lynn Hartline, Mercy
Rain, The Master's Men and The
Food vendors will be open, so
For more information,
Fifth Sunday Gospel
East Mt. Zion UMC
will host a Fifth Sunday
Bluegrass Gospel Jam'
March 29. The sing will
feature area bluegrass
musicians playing guitar,
mandolin, fiddle, bass,
harmonica, drums and
more. Refreshments will be
served during intermission.
The sing begins at 6
p.m. Admission is free. The
church is at 1592 Highway
173, four miles South of
Poplar Splrings School.
Call 263-9334 for more
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plan to eat at the food court after
The Geneva Festival on the
Rivers will include a singing/
The entry fee is $10 for solo acts
and $15 for duets. The deadline for
, early registration is March.26. ,
There will be a registration table
at the front door to enter contest,
but you have to be there by 4 p.m.
Two categories are gospel/
contemporary Christian and
country/rock/pop with three
divisions: children ages 7-12 years,
youth 13-18 and adults, 19 and up.
Admission fee is $5 for adults and
$3 for students.
For more information, visit www.
genevariverfestival.com or e-mail
Music, festivals, art shows,
we want to know about it.
Send your entertainment,
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Funded in part by the Washington County Tourist Development Council
For a list of events and more information please visit www. VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com
Future Mr. and Mrs.
Travis & Cindy Brannon
Carol and Billy Koch
Announce their Daughter's Date to Wed
Cynthia Lynn Koch and Travis David Brannon are
to be married March 28, 2009, at The Citizens' Lodge in
Marianna, FL. Brother Bell will perform the double-ring
ceremony. The bide-elect is the daughter of Billy & Carol
Koch and the granddaughter of the late Wilburn'Kirkland,
and the late Velma Kirkland; Mildred Long, and the late
N.L. Long, all of Chipley. The prospective groom is the
son of Laurie Braxton of Graceville, and David & Jalisa
Brannon of Bonifay. He is the grandson of the late Emma
Mae Peterson of Westville, Bessie Hart of Graceville, Billy
Ray and Elaine Brannon of Westville, and Wayne and Judy
Powell of Bonifay. Presenting in marriage by her father, the
bride will be attended by'her sister, Tara Brock'of Chipley,
as maid of honor. Bridesmaids will be.Lori Finch and Jade
Koch of Chipley, and Kelci Trim of Graceville, Kenny
King of Bonifay will be the best man. Ushers.will be Tyler
Brannon and Kenny Wolters of Bonifay, and Brian Koch
and Wilton Brock of Chipley. The junior usher will be Caleb
Brannon of Bonifay. Makenna and Savannah Koch will be
the flower girls. Drake and Jet Finch will be the ringbearers.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Pine Knot School in--
Kentucky. The prospective groom is a 2005 Holmes County
High School:graduate. He has been an officer for the Wash-
ington County Sheriff's Dept. for approximately 3 years and
has recently taken an oath and will be serving in the U.S.
Marine Corps. The soon-to-be-newlyweds reside in Wausau
with the 7-month-old daughter Savannah Marie Koch.
The ceremony is to begin at 4:00 pm at The Citizens'
Lodge in Marianna. All family and friends are invited to
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I-W I r..IIr) CrvInh, Timi'jj -AcIv e- I WT shInIoI C ut)-News-I ."%Ii
WHTC to offer short computer classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
CHIPLEY Washington Hol-
mes Technical Center will offer
several short computer courses
this spring. The classes will
meet on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in
the Computer Technology Build-
ing. For further information or
'to enroll in a class, please call
Olin Gilbert at 850-638-1180, ext:
Word 2003 and/or Excel 2003
Quick Courses March 5-26, for
seven nights. Word 03 includes
creating and editing various
Word documents. Student will
learn to cut, copy and paste
documents and pictures, format
documents. The course also
provides workings with the task
panes, using Clip Art, creating
and edit tables and much more.
Excel 03 includes creating,
editing and formatting work-
books along ,with working with
formulas and functions. Stu-
dent will learn open, save, print
and close workbooks and use
Transitioning to Microsoft
Office 2007 April 7-14, 2009 for
three nights. Learning to navi-
gate through the Office 2007 can
be frustrating. Microsoft has
changed much of its layout in
the Office 2007 Operating Sys-
tem: Transitioning to Microsoft
Office 2007 helps users learn
the new Office 2007 interface,
customizing the ribbon and the
Quick Access toolbar and iden-
tifying documents in the new
file format. Student will learn
to open and save Office 2007
documents in different formats.
This class has limited space. If
you are interested in attending
this class, you need to register
April 21-May 21, 2009-Basic
Computer Class. "Welcome to
the World of Computers" intro-
duces students to basic comput-
er tasks using Windows, typing
with a word processor, learning
to cut, copy and paste, navigat-
ing the Internet and working
with email (including email
attachments). This course has
been optimized to meet the
needs of learners taking their
first computer course. It is an
easy, fun way to learn how to
use a computer with-hands-on
projects that fit your daily life.
Pictured from left are: Darrin Wall, President of the Washington-Holmes Technical Center Foundation,
Mitch Boles, Vice-President of the Tri-County Homebuilders Association, and Tommy Smith, Director of
Washington-Holmes Technical Center.
Tri-County Homebuilders Association
provides scholarships for WHTC
gave the Washington-Holmes
Technical Center Foundation
a $1000 donation for student
scholarships. Darrin Wall,
President of the Washington-
Holmes Technical Center
Foundation said, "The great
thing about this donation is the
state matching grant that will
double the money and provide
twice the scholarships for
students in need."
Association Foundation has
made donations to the WHTC
Foundation for the past seven
years. Funds are raised by the
Association through vendor
shows such as the Tri-County
Home Builders Association
Home & Garden Expo, which
is coming up May 8-9, at the
Washington County Agricultural
Center. The. Tri-County '
Foundation supports various
scholarship programs as well as
community service projects.
FAMU/FSU College of Engineering professor
to discuss profession with Degree Seekers
18, the Degree
Seekers will |
Clayton J. Clark,
of Civil and DR. (
at the FAMU/ P
of Engineering in
Tallahassee. Dr. Clark
will be speaking at the
TJ Roulhac Enrichment
Center in Chipley
at 10 a.m. on the
All are invited to
'TOl. Seekers Outreach
RK Program is
ring an enrich-
sr ment program
sponsored by the
University of Florida
College of Medicine
Office of Minority Affairs.
The program is designed
Health Clinic, I LC
"The Health Clinic"
(Dr. Khan & Dr. Malik)
1351 South Blvd..
(formerly Dr. Craven's Office)
to provide those groups
in medicine with
workshops to help make
them more competitive
for college admission in
hopes of helping them
pursue careers in the
health professions. The
program targets middle
and high school youth
of Washington County
and was founded by Dr.
Kendall Campbell, a past
graduate of Chipley High
Welcomes to the Staff
TERESA L. MOORE, ARNP
Board Certified in Family Practice
Health Care for the Whole Family
Including Pap Smears and
Preventive Health Care
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT
Monday-Friday 8am 5pm
FSUDepartment of Dance to perform
'Connected Apart' on Friday, Saturday
Florida State University
Department of Dance
will present "Connected
Apart" on March;27-28.
Performances will be.
held at 8 plm.rin the
Nancy Smith Fichter.,
Dance Theatre in
Montgomery Hall on the
dance works, each of
which is choreographed ,
or performed by Master
of Fine Arts candidates
Kimberly M. Holt and
Jana Tripp. In general,,
the pieces deal with
the universal themes
arid loss in both serious
and humorous ways,
-"Connected:Apart" includes seven dance works,
,each of which is choreographed or performed
by Master of Fine Arts candidates Kimberly M.
Holt and Jana Tripp. In general, the pieces deal
with the univerasl themes of miscommunication
and loss in both serious and humorous ways.
member to identify with.
a: appreciate, and enjoy.
Tickets are $6
general admission and
free for FSU students
with valid FSU ID.
information, contact the
Fine Arts Ticket Office
at 850-644-6500 or view
their Web site at tickets.
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) CHIPOLA COLLEGE
PUBLIC SERVICE DEPARTMENT
Security Officer Basic Training Course
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. Noon
Starting April 13,2009 Ending April 24,2009
AL & GA residence NO out of state tuition
Call (850) 718-2479 or (850) 718-2286
CHIPLEY Attention jostensyearbooks.com.
Chipley High School You also may order
students and parents: with check or cash on
You can still purchase campus during the week of
your yearbook online, March 23-27. This will be
but time is running out: the final on-campus pre-
Until March 31, 2009, sale, so make plans now to
you can pre-order your order your yearbook this
yearbook for $50 at month...
WHTC graduation scheduled for.
May 7in Washington Ag Center
CHIPLEY Washington-Holmes Technical Center
will hold graduation exercises May 7 at 7 p.m. in the
Washington Ag Center in Chipley.
Anyone who completed a program or received his or
her GED through WHTC between May 7,2008 and the
present may participate.
Caps, gowns and tassels will be worn by the
graduates and can be purchased for $31.50; additional
tassels are $8 each. Call Robbie Bazzell at 638-1180 ext.
343 for more information.
UWF, Chipola collaborate to
offer graduate programs
MARIANNA- The University of West Florida offers
several graduate programs in collaboration with the
Chipola College University Center.
Courses are offered on Chipola's campus each
semester as well as online.
Programs include: a Master's degree in Educational
Leadership with Certification, Education Specialist in
Administration or Certification, and Doctoral Degrees in
Curriculum and Instruction..
Registration is April 7 for currently enrolled UWF
students and April 20 for new, students. Summer classes
begin May 11.
For information, contact Dr. Lou Kind at (850) 718-
2295 or HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"kindl@
B4 1 Honlmes Countv Times-Advenrtiser I Washinqton County News
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Washington County News I Holmes County Times-Advertiser I B5
CHIPOLA AUTO STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT ELECTRIC
VEHICLES: Students in the Chipola College
Automotive Technology program recently
learned about new battery technology for
automobiles. Ron and Fran Fahs of the Electric
Vehicle Initiative demonstrated their 100-MPG
plug-in hybrid which.uses a lithium battery bank
to greatly improve fuel economy. For more
information about electric vehicle technology, log
on to eviblog.fl'oridaeaa.org.
Short courses on
the menu at Chipola
College will offer a variety
of short courses in the
for Child Care Facility
Personnel and Family
Child Care Home is
scheduled: Special Needs
April 11, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Costs is $43,
An Observing &
Recording Child Behavior
course will meet Monday
& Wednesday, May 13 "/
through June 22 from 6 to
9:20 p.m. Cost is $191.
Chipola also offers
custom workshops. The
following are available:
Eat That Frog: Stop
Get More Done; Whale
Done: The Power of
The Pygmalion Effect:
Managing the Power of
Performance; The Attitude
Virus: Curing Negativity
in the Workplace; Team
Building: What makes
a Good Team Player?;
and After All, You're the
Services (GES) offers,
open enrollment, online
courses in: health care,
design, business, law and
travel. Register online at
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accounting, test prep,
finance, health, child care,
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For information about
any of these non-credit
courses, call 850-718-2395.
Ponce de Leon Elementary
Ponce [de Leon Elementary announces its Frost, Karis Murley. A/B: Jesse Armstrong,
first semester third nine weeks honor rolls for Anna Bowers, Craig Cruz-Findley, Gavin
the 2008/09 school year. Hewett, Adrienne Luebano, Mykala Merritt,
Caleb Short, Tyler Smith.
First grade, all As: Kyle Alford, Aurora Fourth grading period
Bilbro, Kaeli Brannon, Dylan Bray,; Colby First grade, all As: Aurora Bilbro, Kaeli
Bryan, Malacie Campbell, Makenzie Davis, Brannon, Colby Bryan, Malacie Campbell,
Cortney Freeman, Jordyn Frost, Gabriel Gillis, Cortney Freeman, Jordyn.Frost, Logan Hicks,
Logan Hicks, Bryce Hopkins, Amber Knight, Amber Knight, Hannah Lamarre, Larry
Hannah Lamarre, Larry Lightner, Chazadie 'Lightner, Chazadie Lindsey, Garrett McVay,
Lindsey, Garrett McVay, Billy Roberts, Heather Ariana Sasnett, Kyndall Tate, Isabela J. Teck,
Rushing, Ariana Sasnett, Collin Slaughter, Timothy Thomas, Chloe Weavers, Bryce West.
Kyndall Tate, Isabela J. Teck, Timothy Thomas, A/B: Kyle Alford, Kimberly Davis, Makenzie
Chloe Weavers,, Bryce West. A/B: Sean Bishop, Davis, Lacey Edwards; Dakota Grantham,
Lacey Edwards, Dakota Grantham, Hali Hali Graves, Cody Greene', Katrina Griffiths,
Graves, Cody Greene, Katrina Griffiths, Allen Bryce Hopkins, Jamie Jackson, Sailor Langner,
Hudson, Jamie Jackson,'Sheala Kennedy, Christopher Ponds, Jordan Rolling, Heather
Sailor Langner, Hunter McHenry, Christopher Rushing, Joyce Simmons, Collin Slaughter,
Ponds, Jordan Rolling, Wesley Rushing, Sydney Watson.
Samantha Scruggs, Joyce Simmons, Sydney Second grade: All As: Abby Alford, Kelby
Watson. Contreras, Kaitlyn Craft, Trenton Harris,
Second grade: All As: Abby Alford, Sage Savanah Hougland, Alexander Hyde, Briar
Cruz-Fihdley, Trenton Harris, Savanah Jones, Micah. McVay, Cameron Paulk,
Hougland, Briar Jones, Micah McVay, Zachariah Prescott, Marissa Rushing,
Cameron Paulk, Zachariah Prescott, Cheyenne 'Cheyenne Skipper, Clara Sweat. A/B: Ashley
Skipper, Clara Sweat. A/B: Ashley Bowden, Bowden, Alan Carroll, Kenadee Carroll, Justin
Alan Carroll, Kenadee Carroll, Justin Clark, 'Clark, John Covington, Sage Cruz-Findley,
Kelby Contreras,,John Covington, Kaitlyn Haleigh Dunn, Natali Flick, Robert Griffiths,
Craft, Haleigh Dunn, Nataii Flick, Robert Ethan Harris, Jesus Hernandez, Gracelyn
Griffiths, Ethan Harris, .esus Hernandez, Hicks, Charles Holley, Sadie Honeycutt, Joseph
Gracelyn Hicks, Sadie Honeycutt, Alexander Hyde, Sterling Johnson, William Larrick,
Hyde, Joseph Hyde, Sterling Johnson, Dakota Leavins, Stacey Lee, Michael McKinley,
William Larrick, Stacey Lee, Kailey McCroan, Christian Peacock, Easton Permenter, Hunter
Tanner McKinley, Christian Peacock, Easton Redmon, Haley Rodgers, Michael Tadlock,
Permenter, Hunter Redmon, Haley Rodgers, Patrick Wallace, William Wallace.
Marissa Rushing, Michael Tadlock, Patrick Third grade: All As:, Ryan Eldridge, William
Wallace, William Wallace. Epps, Charmayne Jackson, Ashley Meeks,
Third grade: All As: William Epps, Ashley' Mikayla Morgan, Jacob Murley, Taylor Sasnett,
Meeks; Jacob Murley, Mahaley" Owen, Madison Taylor West. A/B: Kelby Ammons, Bailey
Powell, Amanda Rushing, Taylor Sasnett, Arban, William Bishop, Britni Godwin, Walker
Taylor West. A/B: Bailey Arban, William Bishop, Howell, Christopher Hudson, Nicholas Huguley,
"Jacob Butts, Jade Covington, Ryan Eldridge, Melanie Johnson Barber, Emily Lawson,
Lindsay Gatlin, Sierra Gillis, Britni Godwin, Gracie McLean, Marissa Moran, Mahaley
Walker Howell, Christopher Hudson, Nicholas Owen, Alexander Parson, Madison Powell,
Huguley, Charmayne Jackson, Melanie Madison Rudd, Amanda Rushing, Colten Short,
Johnson Barber, Cary Miller, Marissa Moran, James Waddell, Akacea Weavers, Jordyn
Mikayla Morgan, Alexander Parson, John Williams, Alexis Young.
Powers; Colten Short, Bryson Slay, James Fourth grade: All As: Mikayla Appelt,
Waddell, Akacea Weavers. Taylor Brannon, Makayla Davis, Nathan Frost,
,Fourth grade: All As: Mikayla Appelt, Taylor Breanna McDuffie, Nicholas Price, Robert
Brannon, Makayla Davis, Nathan Frost, Tyler Rushing, Matthew Thompson, Koby Townsend.
Griggs, Breanna McDuffie, Nicholas Price, A/B: Andrew Blalock, Rebecca Bowers, Mandy
Robert Rushing, Koby Townsend. A/B: Andrew Cooper, Tyler Griggs, Raven Leavins, Ashton
Blalock, Rebecca Bowers, William Burnham, Locke, Robert Austin Shirley, Zachery Stuart,
Joshua George, Raven Leavins, Ashton Locke, Mollie Sweat, Clayton Williams.
Ally Oates, Robert Austin Shirley, Alexander Fifth grade: All As: Karis Murley, Tyler
Stone, Zackqry Stuart, Mollie Sweat, Matthew Smith. A/B: Jesse Armstrong, Craig Cruz-
Thompson, Clayton Williams. Findley, Zachary Frost, Adrienne Luebano,
Fifth grade: All As: Molly Bruce, Zachary Rebekah Paul, Caleb Short.
Bonifay Middle School
announces its third nine weeks
All A's honor rolls for the 2008/09
John Etheridge, Quade
Gilmore, Keylee Glover, Richard
Jackson, Carlee Jordan, Melea
Kirk, Cole Marell, William
Morris, Savannah Newton,
Thomas Parish, Rayanne
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James Bonner, Riel Boyce,
Seth Bryant, Halley Burnham,
Kaitlyn Cobb, Sarah Curlee,
Erica Encarnacion, Mariah
Griffes, Lucas Grinde, William
Hamilton, Mikayla Henderson,
Katelyn Holley, Machaelyn
Horton, Paxton Jensen, Sidney
Johns, Taleah Johnson, Lisa
Keen, Amber Kirkland, Jessica
Martinez, Cassi Mendoza,
Daryian Morris, Kiannah
Mosser, Tanner Odell, Charles
Paramore, Meagan Peacock,
Gerald Pharis, Dalon Reynolds,
Griffin Rittenberry, Charles
Rose, Toni Stewart, Jordan
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Linzzie Walsingham, Kailyn
Moneba Anees, Hope
Bailey, Hayden Cooey,
Garrett Cook, Clayton Cboley,
Brandon Jenkins, Hunter
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Savannah Messer, Devin
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Corey Pippin, Britney Nicole
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Hannah Shirah, Canzada
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Juliette Wenrich, Jessica
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Christian Grimes, Emily
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In Philippians 2:12 Paul writes, "Wherefore, my
beloved,as ye have always obeyed,'not as in my
presence only,'but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
Salvation is a personal responsibility, and not
something obtained by a collective group.
Yes, we do engage in certain collective
activities as a congregation, but the final
destination of our soul is determined by
how we have met the requirements in
God's word as individuals. It is not good
enough to say: your spouse, parents
or congregation have salvation. Your
relationship with God must involve your
LET YOUR individual participation.
LIGHT SHINE There are certain things that I
Wes Webb must accomplish and do to ensure my
salvation. First of all I must let my light
shine. I must be an example of how a
true Christian is to live their life day in and day out.
Matthew 5:13-16 says, "Ye are the salt of the earth:
but if the salt have lost his savior, wherewith shall it
be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be
cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are
the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot
be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under
a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto
all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before
men, thatthey may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven." There is no better way
to let the world knbw you are a Christian than by your
How many of your friends, co-workers, employers,
employees, or neighbors know that you are a Christian.
Not just.that you're wearing the title as some do, but
living the life of one. Not like those who say they are
and then live the same way the world lives engaging in
fornication, drunkenness, and so on. In Galatians 6:4-5
Paul writes here and says, "But let every man prove his
own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself
alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his
own burden." Examine your own work, because you
are responsible for the example you set.
Next I must make the most of my time. Ephesians
5:15-16 says, "See then that ye walk circumspectly
(carefully), not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the
time, because the days are evil." We have lost a great
deal of time already, pursuing selfish pleasures. We
have missed out on many opportunities to do the work
of the Lord. We need to look ahead and be determined
to use the rest of our time to the glory of the Lord. We
have not been promised any certain number of days
on this earth. John F Kennedy Jr.'s uncle said after
his death, "Like his father he had every gift but length
of years." We can not have back the time we have
squandered, but we can redeem what is left, by doing
the best with what we have.
In Matthew 25:14-30 there is a parable told by Jesus
of three different servants being given talents. The first
servant was given five talents and he went and earned
five more talents for his master. The second servant
was given two talents and he earned two more. These
two servants were rewarded for using there talents and
earning more. The third servant was given one talent
and he was afraid of losing the one talent so he hid it, in
the ground and earned nothing. When he returned to
his master with just the one he was punished because
he had done nothing with his talent. The lesson behind
this parable is if the Lord has supplied you with five
talents use them: If two use those two. Don't envy the
one who has five, and don't be arrogant if you have the
five. Use your talents to the best of your ability and the
Master will be happy. The only one who will disappoint
the Master is the one who does nothing! We must not
squander our time or our talents.
Finally I must remember I'm not there yet.
Philippians 3:13-14 says, "I press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let
us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded:
and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall
reveal even this unto you." I like Paul am striving to be
united with Christ, but I am aware I am not there yet.
Sadly there are those who stop working for Christ. Yes,
in the past they have done great things for the Lord,
but they have just stopped working for Him. Some say,
"I have done my share."
Salvation is initiated at our acceptance and
obedience of God's will, but is not completed until our
soul sheds its earthly dwelling and is clothed with a
new body that is suited for eternity. In 2 Corinthians
5:1-4 Paul wrote "For we know that if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building
of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to
be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found
naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan,
being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed
up of life." What profit is there, in receiving the down
payment of your inheritance if you're just going to walk
away before being paid in full.
There is not a single person here on this earth
who has attained their salvation. Yes, they may be on
their way headed in the right direction, but until you
leave this earth and are clothed in immortality there
is still work to be done. The Lord has done His part
and authored a plan of redemption and salvation, but
now it is time for us to do our part and turn this hope
of salvation into reality. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, "For
we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;
that every one may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath done, whether it be good or
bad." Salvation is our own personal responsibility.
This message has been provided by Wes Webb,
evangelist, Chipley Church of Christ, 1295 Brickyard
Rd. Chipley, FL 32428, 850-638-2366.
GRACEVILLE Members of the Jazz Band at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville
have preparing for their upcoming tour, which begins on March 20 when they play for BCF's
Preview Day. The band will leave immediately following the campus event to perform for students
at Northview High School in Dothan, Ala. The next morning, the group will begin their tour in
For more information on the upcoming tour schedule, contact Professor Ron Branning, Jazz
Band Conductor at 850-263-3261 ext. 545.
Italian musician visits Baptist College
GRACEVILLE Italian musical theater per-
former Gaia Bellunato visited The Baptist
College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville as a
special guest of BCF Voice Professor, Kim-
,Last summer, while teaching in Italy,
Moon met Bellunato and encouraged her to
visit BCF and share her Italian culture with
Bellunato arrived on campus and was es-
corted into each of Moon's classes to convey
details of her life in Bologna, Italy, as well
as about her native country's music and di-
Each of us is meant
Last week, every where
we turned we received
disturbing news. From
witnessing my dad's
health beginning to fail,
my wife spending time in
the emergency room with
what seemed to be a heart FRC
attack and members of our HI
church being confronted Tin
with health, marriage
and family situations,
to learning that corporations
whom our government gave
billions of our hard earned tax
,dollars to supposedly keep them
from closing their doors took
those dollars and invested them
in banks and corporations in other
countries and gave bonuses t6 the
employees who had created their
desperate need for help.
Then there was the shooting
and killing of one of our Southern
Baptist pastors in Maryville, Ill.,
while leading his congregation in
worship, and as we were praying
for his family and the congregation
that lost its pastor in such a tragic
situation, we received news of
a man just a few miles north of
us going through his community
killing 11 people, ending his
rampage in a factory where two of
our church members work.
As I was considering all this
and preparing messages for
the coming Sunday, out of "The
Revelation of Jesus Christ" from
Chapters 8 and 9, I1 came across
a story in the Baptist Press (http:
www.bpnews.net) that I saw as
an answer to our prayers and
a pulling together of all these
The story was titled "Widow
of slain Il1. pastor points to
'celebration day,"' which said
that "Cindy Winters, widow of
slain Illinois pastor Fred Winters,
told 1,900 people who attended
his funeral that Sunday, 'March
8, was 'celebration day' for her
husband and that she refuses to
harbor hatred."' The story went
on, "Speaking for 20 minutes
during the two-hour service, Cindy
Winters said, 'I refuse to let Satan
win.... He's not going to steal my
joy. He's not going to steal my
passion. He's not going to
steal my desire to spread
SGod's word. I'm not going to
hate..:. ,And I'm not going to
just survive this thing; I'm
going to be a better person
because of this thing."' She
I THE went on to quote one of
ART her two daughters, ages 13
Hall and 11, as saying, "I want
to be just like my Daddy.
I hope this man who did
this learns to love Jesus." B.P
reported that, "Winters refuted
a note the man accused of the
shooting left on his calendar
labeling March 8 as 'death day.'
She said, 'Sunday was not death
day, but celebration day the
best day of Fred's life. On Sunday,
my husband did not die, but got a
promotion,' as she pointed upward
to heaven. Then, the words of the
theme song from the television
show 'The Jeffersons' referring
to moving on up' played
throughout the church building
as the congregation stood and
As some read this, they might
not understand how followers of
Christ can rejoice in Him during
these difficult times. But one of the
other speakers I believe answered
that question as we understand
and see the events of our lives
through the eyes of our Heavenly
Father is Bob Dickerson, pastor of
First Baptist Church, Marion Ill.
He held his Bible aloft and said, "If
Fred were here, he would speak
from the Word of God and that's
what I will do."
Dickerson read from Genesis
50:20, quoting Joseph speaking to
his brothers, "What you intended
for harm, God intended for good
to accomplish the saving of many
lives." According to B.P, Dickerson
went on to say, "Fred was intense
about sharing Christ. He wanted
everybody to know Jesus, and
good will come if 100 people or
1,000 people or 10,000, will help
others find God 'because of what
has happened."' He went on to say,
"Evil did not take Fred Winters' life
because he gave it to Christ many
years ago. Evil did not stop the
message that Jesus saves."
During Bellunato's visit, she shared with
students details of her life and passions, and
answered numerous questions voiced by the
At the end of the session, Bellunato per-
formed several songs for of her listeners.
Moon will continue to work with the Ital-
ian performer who will be traveling to New
York in hopes of utilizing her talent there.
For more information on The Baptist
College of Florida music programs please
contact the Admissions Office at 800-328-
2660 ext. 460
B.P also reported that Adam
Cruse, pastor of First Baptist
Church in Mt. Zion, Ill., who was a
former staff member under Fred
Winters, also spoke.
They then ended the service
with a video Winters had made
several months before his death
answering the question, "Why do
you exist?" as a way to share the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. .
In the video Winters gave the
"ABCs of salvation" and ended
with an invitation to pray to accept
Christ. After the video, another
presentation of the Gospel was
given by First Baptist's minister of
worship, Mark Jones, as he ended
the service on what Jones called
"a note of praise" as they sang "My
I hope today that you are able to
face any situation that may come
your way through your faith and
relationship with the Lord Jesus
Christ. If not, please let me share
with you the simple "ABCs of
salvation" which are:
A Admit that you are a
sinner in need of God. Romans
3:23, "for all have sinned and fall
short of the glory of God."
B Believe that Jesus Christ
is the Son of God and that He died
and Rose again for your sins. Acts
16:31, "Believe on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and you will be saved, you
and your household."
C Confess the Lord of your
life. "Romans 10:9-10, that if you
confess with your mouth the Lord
Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from
the dead, you will be saved. For
with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation."
(All scripture quoted from the New
King James Version.)
This message has been brought
to you From the Heart of Tim
Hall, Senior Pastor, Gully Springs
Baptist Church, and author of
"Church Go To Hell! Please?" PO.
Box 745, 2824 Highway 90 West,
Bonifay, FL 32425, 3 miles west of
the light at Highway 79, 850-547-
3920, e-mail: timhall_2000@yahoo.
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Bethany Baptist to host
BONIFAY The Kirklands from
Douglas, Ga. will be in concert at
Bethany Baptist Church in Bonifay at
6 p.m. March 29.
The Watsons featured
BETHLEHEM Bethlehem United
Methodist Church will host a gospel
sing Sunday, March 29, with guest'
singers The Watsons, of Chipley.
Service begins at 11 a.m. with lunch
served at noon.
Singing begins again at 1:30 p.m.
The church is nine miles northwest of
Bonifay, just off Hwy. 177.
Fifth Sunday gospel jam
to be Sunday
POPLAR SPRINGS East Mt. Zion
UMC will host a Fifth Sunday
Bluegrass Gospel Jam March 29.
The sing will feature area bluegrass
musicians playing guitar, mandolin,
fiddle, bass, harmonica, drums and
more. Refreshments will be served
during intermission. The sing begins
at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The
church is at 1592 Hwy 173, four miles
South of Poplar Springs School. Call
263-9334 for more information.
New Bethany AOG' sing
VERNON New Bethany Assembly
of God will host its Fifth Sunday Sing
on March 29 featuring the Hall Family.
Lunch will be served in the Fellowship
Hall at 12:30 p.m,
The church is at Hinson Crossroads
just north of Vernon. Call Leon Jenkins
at 773-3003 for more information.
Blue Grass Pilgrims March 29
CHIPLEY New Orange Baptist.
church will host the Blue. Grass
Pilgrims at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29.
The church is on Alford Road just off
Orange Hill Road.
Ramsey course at Holmes
CHIPLEY Dave Ramsey's Financial
Peace University is being offered at
Holmnes Creek Baptist Church, 335
Cope Road in Chipley. Classes begin
at' 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Call
Joe Patterson at 638-9112 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
Spirit Filled Singers
to begat Sunny Side
Sunny Side Beach First Baptist
Church in Sunny Side will host the
Spirit Filled Singers at 6 p.m. March 29.
Prophetic Summit '09
GRACEVILLE O.C. Brinkley,
prophet, will conduct Prophetic
Summit'09 April 9 -11 at the
Graceville Civic Center in Graceville. -
Services start at 7 p.m. Thursday'and
Friday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, call Brinldey
Blessed Trinity fish fry
BONIFAY Blessed Trinity of Bonifay
will be having a catfish' or grouper fish
fry from 4-7:30 p.m. March 27 and April
3. Plates cost $7 for adults and children
$4, you may eat in or take out. The
church is at 2331 Hwy. 177A Bonifay.
Pam Tebow guest speaker at
Women's Pregnancy Center event
MARIANNA A Women's Pregnancy
Center Celebration of Life Benefit Ban-
quet will be held at the Chipola College
Arts Center, Thursday, April 16, at 6:30
Pam Tebow, mother of Tim Tebow
the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, is the
keynote speaker the Benefit Banquet
sponsored by Baptist Collegiate.
This pregnancy center is supported
through private donations and serves
women in the Jackson County area with
free and confidential services, which'in-
elude pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, refer-
rals and material assistance.
For information on attending the ban-
quet, call the Center at 850-526-HOPE
2009 DCP signup under way
Enrollment for the 2009
Direct and Counter-cycli-
cal Payment (DCP) Pro-
gram for farms with base
acres is underway both
online and at local USDA
Service Centers and will
continue until June 1,
Producers are urged
to make use of the eDCP
automated website to
sign up; however, produc-
ers can visit any USDA
Service Center or their
center to complete their
2009 DCP contract.
The June 1, deadline
is mandatory for all par-
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Houses of WORSHIP
African Methodist Episcopal
Grant Tabernacle AME: 577 Martin
Luther King, Chipley. Pastor is the Rev.
New Bethel AME: Hwy. 90 in Bonifay.
Pastor is Alice Hennessey.
St. John AME: 3816 Clemmons Road,
Vernon. Service on first and third
Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Pastor is the Rev.
St. Joseph AME: 1401 Monroe Sheffield
Rd., Chipley. Pastor is the Rev. Roy
St. Luke AME: 4009 Jackson Community
Road, Vernon. Service on second and
fourth Sunday at 1'1 a.m., The Rev. Leon
Assembly of God
Bonifay First Assembly: 1009 S. Wauke-
sha St. Pastor is John Chance.
Carmel Assembly of God: County Road
160 in the Bethlehem Community. Pastor
is Tommy Moore.
Grace Assembly of God: 567 N. Main St.
Pastor the Rev. Dallas Pettis.
Cords of Love Assembly of God: 2060
Bethlehem Road, off Hwy. 276, in the
Kynesville area. Pastor is Jerry Sanford.
Ebro Assembly of God: Hwy. 79 South.
Pastor is Lloyd Lykins.
Faith Assembly of God: Underwood
Road behind Poplar Springs School.
Pastor is Charles Carlton.
Graceville First Assembly of God: 5565
Brown Street. Pastor is Charles Jackson.
Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1201 S.
Waukesha Street (State 79) Bonifay.
Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday ser-
vices 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., every second
Wednesday fellowship supper. Pastor
Little Rock Assembly of God: 1923 Hwy.
173, six miles north of Bonifay. Pastor is
the Rev. Ben Peters. ,
Live Oak Assembly of God: Just off Hwy.
177-A north of Bonifay. Pastor is the Rev.
Mt. Olive Assembly of God: Hwy. 179-A
off Hwy. 2. Pastor Thomas Ealum Jr.
Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God: Hwy.
179-A, eight miles north of Westville.
Pastor is the Rev. Clyde Smith,
New Bethany Assembly of God: Shaky
Joe Road just off Hwy. 280 at Hinson's
Crossroads. Pastor is Leon Jenkins.
New Life Fellowship Assembly of God:
695 5th St., Chipley. Pastor Vince
New Smyrna Assembly of God, Adolph
Whitaker Road six miles north of Bonifay.
The Rev. Josh Garner is pastor.
Noma Assembly of God: 1062 Tindel
Street; Noma. Pastor isJerry Leisz.
Northside Assembly of God: 1009 N
Rangeline St., across from Bonifay
Elementary. Pastor Edwin Bell.
Smith Chapel Assembly of God: 2549
Smith Chapel Road, just off Hwy. 177-A.
Pastor George Stafford.
Vernon Assembly of God Church: 3349
McFatter Avenue. Pastor is the Rev.
Wausau Assembly of God: Hwy. 77.
Pastor is Danny Burns.
Westville Assembly of God: Hwy 181
North. Pastor is Lavon Burke.
Winterville Assembly of God: Dogwood
Lakes Road. Pastor Mitch Johnson.
Abigail Free Will Baptist: Dawkins Street
Berean Baptist: 1438 Nearing Hills Road
in Chipley. Pastor is Jesse Bowen.
Wausau First Baptist: Hwy. 77.
Bethany Baptist: 10 miles north-of Boni-
fay on Hwy. 79. Pastor is Ed Barley.
Bethlehem Baptist: Hwy. 177. Pastor is
Dr. Wesley Adams.
Beulah Anna Baptist: Cqursey Road a
half-mile off Hwy. 81. Pastor is David
Blue Lake Baptist: Southeast corner
where 1-10 and Highway 77 cross on
Bonifay First Baptist: 311 N. Waukesha.
Pastor Shelley Chandler.
Bonifay Free Will Baptist: Corner of
Kansas Avenue and Oklahoma Street.
Pastor is Tim Schneider.
Caryville Baptist: 4217 Old Bonifay
Road. Pastor Aubrey Herndon.
Chipley First Baptist: 1300 South Blvd.
Pastor is Michael Orr.
'Chipley First Free Will Baptist: 1387
South Blvd. Pastor is the Rev. Paul Smith.
The Fellowship at Country Oaks: 574
Btuckhorn Blvd., 17 miles southeast of
Chipley off Orange
East Pittman Freewill Baptist: 1/2 mile
north of Hwy 2 on 179. Pastor is Herman
Eastside Baptist: Hwy. 277, Vernon.
Esto First Baptist: 1050 N Hwy9. Pastor
is Ryan Begue.
Evergreen Missionary Baptist: Church,
Gap Pond Free Will Baptist' 1980 Gap
Blvd. in Sunny Hills. Interim Pastor is the
Rev. George Cooper.
Gritney Baptist Church, 2249 Hwy 179.
Pastor Rodd Jones
Gully Springs Baptist: Three miles west
of Bonifay on Hwy. 90. Pastor Tim Hall.
Hickory Hill Baptist: .1656 Hickory Hill
Road (Hwy. 181 N), Westville. ,
Holmes Creek Baptist: Cope Road
northwest of Chipley.
Holyneck Missionary Baptist: 3395
Cemetery Lane, Campbellton. Pastor
Richard Peterson Sr.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist: 614
Bennett Drive, Chipley. Price Wilson is
Leonia Baptist: Church is located in
northwest Holmes County. Pastor is
Lovewood Free Will Baptist: 1745
Lovewood Road, Cottondale. Pastor is
Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist: 1233 Old
Bonifay Rd., Chipley. Pastor is Dr. H.G.
Mt. Zion Independent Baptist: Hwy'2,
one mile west of Hwy 79 in Esto. Pastor
is Steve Boroughs.
New Beginning Baptist: 1049 Sanders
Ave., Graceville. Pastor is Rudolph
New Concord Free Will Baptist: James
Paulk Road off Hwy. 177. Pastor James
New Hope Baptist: Intersection of Hwys.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
(Two Egg), 3996 Wintergreen Road,
New Orange Baptist: 782 Alford Road.
Pastor is Alcus Brock.
New Prospect Baptist: 761 New
Prospect Road, Chipley. Pastor is Kermit
New Zion Baptist: Hwy. 177-A north of
Noma Baptist: Hwy. 175 north of Hwy. 2.
Northside Baptist: Intersection of Hwys.
81 and 90 in Ponce de Leon. Pastor is
Oakie Ridge Baptist: Corner of Orange
Hill and Gilbert's Mill roads, southeast
Orange Hill Baptist: 3.6 miles east of
Wausau, off Pioneer Road at 3485 Gainer
Road. Pastor Phillip Gainer.
'Orange Hill Missionary Baptist, 816
Sunday Rd., Chipley. Pastor if the Rev. .
Piney Grove Free Will Baptist: 1783 Piney
Grove Rd, south of Chipley. Pastor is
, Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist: 1900
Pleasant Hill Rd.
Poplar Head Independent Free Will
Baptist: Poplar Head Road. Pastor is the
Rev. Janres Pate.
Poplar Springs Baptist: 1098
Lovewood Road, Graceville. Pastor John
Salem Free Will Baptist: 2555 Kynesville
Road (Hwy. 276) between Cottondale
and Alford. Pastor is Donnie Hussey.
Sand Hills Baptist: 6758 Hwy. 77. Pastor
is T. Keith Gann.
Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1955 High-
way 177-A, Bonifay. Pastor, Tim Shumaker.
St. John Free Will Baptist: St. John's
St. Matthew's Missionary Baptist: 4156
St. Matthew's Road, Caryville. Pastor is
the Rev. James Johns.
Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1955 High-
way 177-A, Bonifay. 547-3517. Pastor is
Shiloh Baptist: Church located on Hwy.
277, three miles south of Hwy. 90 in
Shiloh Missionary Baptist: 3013 Moss Hill
Road in Vernon. Pastor Rev. Marcelious
Sunny Hills First Baptist: 1886 Sunny Hills
Blvd. Pastor is Mike Swingle.
Union Hill Baptist: Hwy. 177, a mile south
of Hwy. 2. Pastor is Maurice Jenkins.
Unity Baptist: 3274 River Road, Hinson's
Crossro;als. Pastor is Lindsey Martin.
Vernon First Baptist, 2888'Church St.,
West Bonifay Baptist: 609 W. Indiana
Grace Lutheran: Hwy. 90 East, Bo ri-
fay. Interim pastor is Jerry Conley.
Blessed Trinity Catholic: Hwy 177-A
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic: Hwy.
77 South, Chipley.
Church of Christ
Chipley Church of Christ: 1295 Brick-
yard Road. Wes Webb is minister.
' Esto Church of Christ 1247 N. Hwy. 79.
Church of God
Bonifay Church of God: Brock Ave.,
Pastor is John Stamey.
Tabernacle of Praise Church of God:
Hwy. 77 South. Pastor is Victor Fisher.
Church of God by Faith: 3012 Church
St., Vernon. Pastor is Elder T Powell.
Church of God in Christ .
Yes Lord Deliverance Church of God
in Christ: 739 7th Street (next to the
National Guard Armory) in Chipley.
Pastor is David Woods, Jr.
Spirit-Filled Church of God in Christ:
2128 Pate Pond Rd, Caryville. Pastor
is Elder Tony Howard. I
Church of God In Prophecy
Church of God of Prophecy: 1386
W. Jackson Ave., Chipley. Pastor is
St. Matthew's Episcopal: Hwy. 90
West, Chipley. Vicar is Ward S. Clarke.
Harris Chapel Holiness: Eight miles
north of Caryville on Hwy. 179. Pastors
are the Rev. Norman and Judy Harris.
Sweet Gum Holiness: 105 Corbin Rd.,
Third United Holiness: 608 West 8th
Ave., Graceville. Pastor is Arthur,
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses:
2048 Hwy. 77, Chipley.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses:
' Hwy. 90, Bonifay.
Temples are available in Dothan'and
Mosque available in Blountstown.
First United Pentecostal: 1816 Hwy. 90
W., Chipley. Pastor is James Caudle.
First United Pentecostal: 2100 Highway
90 West, Westville. Pastor Jason
Open Pond United Pentecostal: 1885 ,
Hwy. 179-A, Westville. Pastor is Ray
Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle: Hwy. 77
between Sunny Hills and Greenhead.
Pastor is Larry Willoughby.
True Holiness Pentecostal: 5099 Little
Rock'Circle, Ebro. Pastor is Louis D.
Turning Point First United Pentecostal:
Hwy. 90 West, Chipley. Pastor is James
Wausau Pentecostal Holiness: 2201
Pioneer Road. Pastor is James
Fifth United Pentecostal Holliness
church, 776 Peach Street, Chipley. Pas-
tor is Elder Billy Wilson and Assistant
Pastor is Evangelist B. Snipes.
Seventh Day Adventist
Bonifay Seventh Day Adventist: 604
Mathusek St. Pastor is Jeff Westberg.
Bethlehem United Methodist: Hwy. 177,
look for sign.
Bonifay United Methodist: Oklahoma
Cedar Grove United Methodist: Two
miles west of Miller's Crossroads on
Hwy. 2. Pastor is John Hinkle.
Chipley First United Methodist: 1285
East Mt. Zion United Methodist: Hwy.
173 N., 10 miles from Bonifay.
Lakeview United Methodist: Hwy. 279
near Five Points, 1970 Lakeview Drive.
Pastor Mike Weeks.
Mt. Ida Congregational Methodist: Just
off Hwy. 2 in Holmes County's New
Hope community. Pastor is the Rev.
New Hope United Methodist: State
Road 79 south of Vernon.
Orange Hill United Methodist:
Sunday Road off Orange Hill Road.
Pastor is Ron Alderman.
Otter Creek United Methodist: North
of Ponce de Leon off Hwy. 81 (look
Pleasant Grove United Methodist:
2430 Shakey Joe Road, near Hinson
Poplar Head United Methodist: 1.5
miles north of Hwy. 2 on Hwy. 163.
Red Hill United Methodist: State Road
2, two miles west of SR 79. Pastor is the
Rev. Buddy Pennington.
Vernon United Methodist: Hwy. 79. Pas-
tor is John Kramer.
Wausau United Methodist: Hwy. 7.7.
Chipley First Presbyterian: Fifth Street
and Watts Avenue.
Sunny Hills Presbyterian: 3768
Country Club Blvd. Pastor is Kenneth
The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints,North Ride, Bonifay,
Florida 32425 (850)547-1254 or
(850)547-4557 Bonifay Ward: Bishop
Joshua Bowen Chipley Ward: Bishop
,ourts of Praise: 1720 Clayton Road,
Chipley. Pastor is Rick Lovett.
Covenant Community Fellowship,
844 Main Street, Chipley. Pastor Joey
Family Worship Center: 531 Rock Hill
Sunny Hills Chapel: 4283 Hwy. 77.
Pastor is William E. Holman.
Northwest Florida Christian Church:
4465 Hwy. 77.
Amazing Grace Faith Fellowship As-
sembly: 3253 Hwy. 2. Pastor is Bobby
New Effort Church: New Effort Church
Road, Bonifay. Pastor is Brent Jones.
Christian Haven: Finch Circle,
Wausau. Pastor Carlos Finch.
Vernon Evangelistic: Hwy..79. Pastor
White Double Pond: Pastor is Michael
Liberty Church: Creek Road in Ver-
non. Pastor is Dennis Boyett.
Graceville Community: 1005 E, Prim
Ave. Pastor Dale Worle .
The Word Church: 335 Alford Road,
Cottondale. Pastors are Buddy and
Grace & Glory Worship Center: 1328
Railroad Ave., Chipley. Pastor is Deb- '
House of Prayer Worship Center:
763 West Blvd. Pastor is Anthony B.
Northwest Floridd Christian. Church:
4465 Hwy. 77 (meets Sundays at 6
p.m. for Bible study). Pastor is Fred
Moss Hill Church: Second and fourth
Sunday, 2 p.m. Off Hwy. 279.
Cornerstone Harvest Outreach: Corner
of Reno and Fanning Branch, Vernon.
Pastors are Willis and Drucile Hagan.
Pine Hill Church: 1675 Robins Bridge
SRoad, Bonifay. 32425. Pastors: B.T.
Owens and James Bush.
Cypress Creek Community Church:
2.5 miles west of Alford at 1772 Mace-
donia Road. Pastor is James Vickery.
Bonnett Pond Community Church:
2680 Bonnett Pond Rd. between
Wausau and Vernon. Pastor is the Rev.
Teddy Joe Bias.
The Potter's Hands: Greenhead at
corner of Hwy. 77 arid Pine Log Road.
Pastors are Robert and Sheila Smith.
Holmes Valley Community Church:
3550 Fanning Branch Road, Vernon.
Pastors Willis and Drucile Hagan.
Bonifay House of Prayer: 826 N.
Caryville Rd. Pastor Devon Richter.
Sapp Holiness Church: 2207 Sapp
Faith Covenant Fellowship: Hwy. 277
half-mile south of 1-10.
Caryville Evangelistic Center: Wright's
Creek Road in Caryville, just north of
Hwy. 90. Pastor is Wayne Brannon.
Someone To Care International
Ministries, Inc.; 1705 Pioneer Rd,
Chipley. Just 2.5 miles east of caution
light in Wausau. Pastor is the Rev. S. J.
Cornerstone Fellowship of Chipley;
1301 Main-St. (old Chuckwagon),
Chipley, Sunday services 10:30 a.m.
Pastor is Larry Capan.-.
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The Spring of Life
After the long cold night of winter, spring comes as the
year's dawn. In the.midst of winter, it seems as if life is
literally being pulled
back into the Earth, re- "
ceding from the surface
of our planet. But each J,
year spring inevitably -
arrives, and life surges
once again, bursting out -
from the tips of trees and i '
the earth itself in vibrant
greens and yellows that -
can only signal that life is
waxing once again. Life
on earth has a rhythm
to it, a pulsing cycle of
.waxing and waning
tides.The sun rises; the
sun sets.The sap rises; the sap fallsFlowers bloom and
flowers fade.We inhale and we exhale. Growth and decay,
like our breathing and the beating of our hearts, is a
surge of life, and then a receding of life. Perhaps what we
love about spring is that we can literally see and feel the
surge of life.The earth is again coming back to life, and as
a part of nature, we feel once again that bloom of youth
which adds zest and vigor to our own lives. Spring is the
season for those who love life.Thank God for making
each of us a part of this beautiful cycle of life.
For everything there is a season, and time for every matter
under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die.
R.S.V. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
CLOSED: Wausau Library.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.-Holmes
County Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.-Vernon Li-
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes
-Council on 'Aging provides hot
meals and socialization.
10 a.m. 2 p.m. The Vernon
Historical Society Museum is
open to the public every Wednes-
day from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. and
meetings are the fourth Wednes-
day of the month at 2 p.m.
11 a.m.-Washington Council
on Aging (located in Chipley) se-
nior lunches, for reservations call
638-6217, donations accepted.
Noon-Bonifay Kiwanis Club
weekly meeting, held' at Simbo's
Restaurant in Bonifay.
1 p.m. Line dancing, Wash-
ington Council on Aging in Chi-
7 p.m.-Depression and Bi-
polar Support Group-meets at
First Baptist Church, educational
annex building in Bo.n'ifay. Call
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous
open meeting, held at Ponce de
Leon Methodist Church, locat-
ed on Main Street in' Ponce. de
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
CLOSED: Vernon Library,
8 a.m.-Holmes County Library
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library
1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Wausau Library
7 a.m.-Holmes County Cham-
ber of Commerce breakfast
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes
Council on Aging provides hot
meals and socialization..
10:30-11 a.m.-Chipley Li-
brary preschool storytime.
11 a.m.-Washington Council
on Aging (located in Chipley) se-
nior lunches, for reservations call
638-6217, donations accepted.
open meeting, New Life Assem-
bly Fellowhship Hall, Chipley.
1 p.m.-Washington County
6 p.m.-TOPS meeting, held at
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, located
three miles north of Bonifay on
6, p.m. 9 p.m. GED Prep
classes each Tuesday and Thurs-
day at Washington-Holmes Tech-
nical Center, 757 Hoyt St. in
6:15 p.m. The Washington/
Holmes Autism Support Group
meet at Woodmen of the World
in Chipley. Children are wel-
come. Call 547-3173
,6:30 8 p.m..- "Journeys:
Finding Your Way Through Grief"
meeting, at Bonifay Nursing and
8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous
meeting, held at Blessed Trinity
Catholic Church.in Bonifay.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, held at New Hope Vol-
unteer Fire Station, located on
Hwy. 2 in Holmes County.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
CLOSED: Wausau Library
8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Holmes County
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.-Vernon Library
9:30 a.m.-l p.m:-Chipley Li-
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Homes Coun-
cil on Aging provides bingo, exer-
cise, games, activities, hot meals
11 a.m.-Washington Council
on 'Aging. (located in Chipley) se-
nior lunches, for reservations call
638-6217, donations accepted.
3:30-4:30 p.m.-Holmes County
Tobacco Prevention and Education
Program at Holmes County Health
.Department is looking for individu-
als to join our Holmes'County To-
bacco Free Partnership to make a
difference in our community. Call
Kay Warden at 547-8500 ext.
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. Refresh-
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous
open meeting, held at Presbyterian
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
8 a.m.-1 2 noon-Holmes County
CLOSED: Wausau Library, Chi-
pley Library, Vernon Library
8 p.m.-Alcholics Anonymous
meeting, held at Bonifay Method-
ist Church, Oklahoma Street, Boni-
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, held in the board room at
MONDAY, MARCH 30
CLOSED: Holmes County Li-
brary, Vernon Library, Wausau
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Coun-
cil on Aging provides bingo, exer-
cise, games, activities, hot meals
.11 a.m.-Washington Council
on Aging (located in Chipley) se-
nior lunches, for reservations call
638-6217, donations accepted.
6 p.m 7:30 p.m.-Salvation
Army Domestic Violence ard Rape
Crisis Program (SADVP) will be
hosting a domestic Violence sup-
port 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
6:00 p.m.-Bonifay City Council
7 p.m.-Vernon City Council
7 p.m.' Vernon Lodge 164
F&AM. Call Johnny Worthington
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous
meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic
Church, located on Hwy. 177A,
TUESDAY, MARCH 31
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.-Holmes County
'9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Vernon Library
1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Wausau Library
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Coun-
cil on Aging provides hot meals
11 a.m.-Washington Council on
Aging (located in Chipley) senior
lunches, for reservations call 638-
6217, donations accepted.
Noon-Chipley Kiwanis Club
open meeting, New Life Assembly
Pellowhship Hall, Chipley.
5:30p.m., Chipley Downtown
Merchants Association, 827 Main
6 p.m. 9 p.m. GED Prep
classes each Tuesday and Thursday
at Washington-Holmes Technical
Center, 757 Hoyt St.' in Chipley.
6.p.m.-Holmes County Commis-
sion meets fourth or last Tuesday ,
S6:30-Washington County Re-
publican Party meeting held at 794
Third Street in Chipley.
j:30 p.m.-Wausau Masonic
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous
closed meeting,, held at Presbyte-
rian Church in Chipley. '
8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous
meeting, held at Blessed Trinity
Catholic Church in Bonifay.
ENTERPRISE, Ala. Satur-
day, March 28, at lla.m. the
.United Daughters of the
Confederacy and the Sons
of Confederate Veterans will
hold a Civil War headstone
ceremony at the Old and
New Sardis cemeteries, in
Enterprise Free Will Baptist
Church and a private family
cemetery located on High-
way 39 North. There will be
seven headstones erected
for the following Civil War
veterans: Allen White (1827-
1894) Cobb Guards, Gebr-
gia Infantry Co A attached
to the 22nd Battalion GA
Artillery as Co G; William
Sanders White (1838-1884)
17th Georgia Infantry Regi-
ment Co D Decatur Guards;
Daniel White (1812-1905)
5th Regiment Georgia Vol-
unteer Co C Privates; Ed-
ward Aman (1833-1889) Co
G, 13th Regiment, Georgia
Volunteer Infantry, Evan's
Brigade, Gordon's Division,
Army of Northern Virginia,
C.S.A., Early County GA,
5th Corporal;, Washington
Nobles (1819-1890) 5th Regi-
mernt Georgia Volunteer Co
C Privates; Warren Nobles
(1846-1930) 5th Regiment
Georgia Volunteer Co C
Privates; and James Alfred
Brownlee (1845-after 1888)
Co E, Regiment 13, Georgia
The headstone for James
Alfred Brownlee will be a
memorial marker only, not
the actual grave site which
is unknown to the family.
These veterans are descen-
dents of the Brownlee, No-
bles, White, Goocher, Aman;
Robinson, Driver, Temples,
Sirmons and Davis families.
All descendents, as well as
the general public, are en-
couraged to come out, and
witness the event.,
The UDC and SCV will be
performing a memorial ser-
vice in era costume which
will include a canon salute.
Commander Jack Bridwell,
head of the SCV, will be the
guest speaker. A bus service
will be provided to transport
all attendees to and from the
cemeteries. The bus will be
picking people up at the Fel-
lowship Hall of First Bap-
tist Church of Blakely. The
headstones for the veterans
were provided by the U.S.
Department of Veterans Af-
fairs and are being housed
by Manry, Jordan & Hodges
Wayne Estle Adams, 67, of
Vernon, died March 16 in the
Doctors Memorial Hospital,
Bonifay. He was born on Feb.
26, 1942 in Tullahoma, Tenn. to
Johnny and Lillie Adams. He
was of the Baptist Faith and
a member of the First Baptist
Church in Vernon.
Survivors include his wife,
Geraldine Adams of Vernon;
Thelma Arlene Roney, died
March 17 in Graceville. She
was born on April 22, 1934 in
Wyandoite, Michigan to Frank
and Alice (Hall) Pace. She was
a resident of Graceville since
2000 coming from the Milton
area. She was a homemaker
and of the Freewill Baptist faith
and a member of Lovewood
She was preceded in death
by her husband Valery Roney
.and one sister, Betty Thomp-
Harold Dale Rathburn, 84,
of Marianna died March 12 at
Jackson Hospital in Marianna.
He was a native of Colum-
bus, Ohio, served in the U S
Navy for three years during
WWII. He was a truck driver
with Bowman for many years
and most recently working
at Florida State Hospital as a
direct caregiver. He was a mem-
ber of First United Methodist
Church of Marianna.
Survivors include his son,
one son, Hezekiah Adams of
Vernon; one brother, Tommy
Adams of Vernon, and one
Funeral services were held
March 20 in the funeral home
chapel on Hwy 77 in the Chapel
with the Rev. Roy Douglas of-
ficiating. Interment followed
in the Vernon Cemetery with
Brown Funeral Home directinig.
Survivors include her three
sons, Frank Ripley and wife
Karen of Three Oaks, Mich.,
Gary Ripley and wife Chris of
New Buffalo, Mich., and Wayne
Roney and wife Staci of Mil-
ton; six grandchildren and five
Services were held March
20 at Poplar Springs Baptist
Church with Rev. Gordon Dil-
lashaw officiating. Interment
followed Poplar Springs Ceme-
tery with Brown Funeral Home
in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Mark Rathburn of
Graceville; daughter, Becky Mc-
Daniel and husband, Dennis of
Sneads and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were March
15, at First United Methodist
Church in Marianna with Dr.
Bob McKibben officiating. Full
military graveside honors by
Sneads American Legion Post
241 at Salem Wesleyan Cem-
etery near Sneads with James
& Sikes Funeral Home Maddox
Louise Mashburn Hender-
son, 87, of Marianna died March
i7 at Jackson Hospital. A native
and life long resident of Jackson
County, Henderson's family was
a pioneer family of Bay County.
She was a member of Trinity
Baptist Church. ,
Her parents, Frank B. and
Mary Brock Mashburn; four sis-
ters, and one brother preceded
her in death.
Survivors include her
husband of 67 years, Arthur
"A.W"Henderson; one son, Ron-
ald Henderson and wife 'Lynda
of Blountstown; four daughters,
Jeanne Harris and husband
Drexal of Tallahassee, Pamela
Hamm and husband Michael of
Quincy, Ginger Kelly and hus-
band James of Cairo, Ga. and
Sandy Medlock and husband
Donald of Niceville; three broth-
ers, Frank Mashburn and wife
Lucy of Franklin, Tenn., Gerald
Mashburn and wife Ruth of Do-
than, Ala., Broward Mashburn
of Tallahassee; one sister, Marie
Lampron of West Brook, Maine;
eight grandchildren and seven
Funeral service was March
20 at Trinity Baptist Church
with Rev. Roland Rabon of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Salem Free Will Baptist Church
Cemetery with James & Sikes
Funeral Home Maddox Chapel
Harvey Alfred Steverson, Sr., 89, of Boni-
fay, died March 13, at his home. He was born
June 27, 1919 in Bonifay to the late Andrew
Jackson and Mattie Matilda Rigell Stever-
His parents, six brothers and two sisters
precede him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice Murl
James Washington "Jim"
Barefield, 73, of Geneva, Ala. died
March 13, at Wiregrass Medical
Center. He was born on May 3,
1935 in Dale County, lived the
early years of his life in Echo and
lived in Bonifay for 45 years prior
to moving to Geneva in 2006. He
served in the U.S. Army and
was stationed in Greenland and
Alaska during his'tour of duty. He
is a member of the First UMC of
Geneva and a past member of the
First UMC of Bonifay serving on
the official board.
Survivors include his wife of 52
years Margie Barefield of Gene-
va; daughters, Debbie Griffin and
husband Ben of Arkansas, Christi
Bynum and husband Steve 'of Ge-
neva; seven grandchildren; eight
Bessie Lawrence Sellers, 77,
of Chipley, died March 18 at Sa-
cred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.
She was born Oct. 12, 1931, in
Greenwood, to Richard Carey
and Della (RhodeS) Lawrence.
In addition to her parents she
was preceded in death by four
sisters; Edna Minter, Troy Chud-
nez, Ester Johns, and Eva Curtis
and four brothers; Houston
Rhodes, Carey Lee Lawrence,
Tom T. Lawrence, and John W
Lawrence. She is survived by her
husband of 57 years, Gene Sellers
and Beth Centeno and husband
Tony of Chipley, Margaret Rogers
of Mobile, Ala., Charles Sellers '
Arthur Harvey Gould, 95, of
Vernon died March 18 at the
Bonifay Nursing and Rehab
Center in Bonifay. He was borri
Feb. 17, 1914 in Silverlane, Conn.
to the late Arthur Ira Gould and
Gerda Charlotte Johnson Gould.
His son, Jon led him to the Lord
in January 2009. He owned and
operated Gould's Variety Store
for over 20 years in Titusville.
Gould was an outstanding out-
doorsman, naturalist, hunter, and
fisherman and loved to travel. He
was an Eagle Scout and Scout
Master for many years and past
president of the Titusville Civitan
Club. He became a certified Tree
Farmer in 1956
His sisters Marjorie Gould
Lindsay and Dorothy Gould Can-
non Sherman and half-brother
Howard Gould precede him in
Survivors include his sons,
Jon Gould and wife Carol of Bir-
Harvey A. Steverson Sr.
Taylor Steverson of Bonifay; two sons,
Harvey Steverson, Jr. of Bonifay and Joe
Steverson and wife, Sandy of Panama City;
four daughters, Frances Griffin and husband,
Robert, Betty Tadlock and husband, Charles,
Carolyn Crawford and husband, Wilton, all of
Bonifay and Catherine McNeal and husband,
Gerome of Marianna; 15 grandchildren, 34
See OBITUARIES B9
great-grandchildren; a brother
Frank Barefield and his wife
Vivian of Echo; sisters, Rachel
Jenkins and her husband James
of Echo; Mary Nell Grantham
of Dothan; sisters-in-law, Nancy
Nelson and her husband Roger of
Coatsville, Pa., Betty Jane Welch
of-Hazle Township, Pa., Myrtle
:Jaquett of Kennett Square, Pa.
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services with military
honors were conducted March
16, at the First United Method-
ist Church of Geneva with Revs.
Charles Williani Kidwell, Nathan
Carroll, and Charles Fail officiat-
ing. Burial followed in the Boni-
fay City Cemetery with Robert
Byrd of Sunset Funeral Home,
and wife Shirley of Atlanta, Ga.,
James Sellers of Garden Grove,
Calif. and Judy Sellers of Chipley;,
four grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; a brother, Dick
Lewis and wife Leda of Chatta-
nooga, Tenn.; sisters: Doris Irwin
of Marianna, Madge Byrd of
Leakesville, Miss., Elaine Tyrus
and husband Thomas of Grand
Ridge, and Shirley Keels and hus-
band Clyde of Chattanooga and
numerous nieces, nephews, and
Graveside services were held
March 21 at Glenwood Cemetery
in Chipley with Rev. Clinton How-
mingham, Ala. and Frank Gould
of Orlando; daughter, Debbie
Sughrue of Virginia Beach, Va.;
four grandchildren; his brother
Earle Gould and wife Evelyn of
East Hartford, Conn.; half sis-
ters, Jean Hopkins and husband
John of Vero Beach and Ada May
Parmelee and husband Hubert
of East Hartland, Conn. and half
brother, Robert Gould of Cocoa.
Funeral services were held
March 23 in the funeral home
chapel with Pastor Dennis Boy-
ett and. Barry Massey officiat-
ing. Burial followed in Sea Pines
Memorial Gardens in Edgewater
with Peel Funeral Home of Boni-
fay in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Liberty Church, 3595 Evans
Road, Vernon, FL 32462 or the
Florida Forestry Foundation,
PO. Box 10078, Tallahassee, FL
great-grandchildren, one great-great-grand-
Services were held March 15, at Little
Rock Assembly of God Church with Revs. Ike
Steverson, Kenneth Bradley, Michael Tad-
lock and Ben Peters officiating. Interment
followed in the church cemetery with Peel
Funeral Home of Bonifay, directing.
Wayne E. Adams
James W. Barefield
Harold D. Rathburn
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Holmes County Times-Advertiser I Washington County News I B9
USDA extends comment
period for regulation on
payment limitations, eligibility
GAINSVILLE Acting SED Debby Folsom,
Acting Executive Director for the USDA's
Farm Service Agency in Florida, announced
that the comment period for the regulation
defining actively engaged participation in a
farming operation has been extended for an
additional 60 days; FSA is seeking a diverse
range of comments from different areas of
the United States and farming communities.
With this extension, the public may contin-
ue to submit comments until April 6. The ex-
tension document is available at http://www.
The regulation, published Dec. 29, invited
comments on the interim rule for implemen-
tation of key eligibility requirements for many,
FSA and Natural Resources Conservation
Service programs. The regulations were re-
vised as mandated by the Food, Conservation
and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill) to
make changes in payment eligibility, payment
attribution, maximum income limits and
maximum dollar benefit amounts for partici-
pants in CCC-funded programs. In addition,
certain provisions were incorporated that are
The actively engaged provision requires
that individuals and entities must be "actively
engaged in farming" with respect to a farm-
ing operation in order to be eligible for speci-
fied payments and benefits. To be "actively
engaged in farming," the individual or entity
must make significant contributions to the
farming operation of (1). capital, equipment,
land or a combination and (2) personal labor
or active personal management, or a combi-
Under rules in effect since 1988, not every
member of an entity is required to contribute
active personal labor or management. The in-
terim rule requires each partner, stockholder.
or member with an ownership interest to
make a contribution of active personal labor
or active personal management. The contri-
bution must be regular and substantial and
documented, as well as separate and distinct
from any other member's contribution. The
rule limits the ability of passive stockholders
to continue to realize benefits from the entity.
The substantive rule changes make the re-
quirement for adding new persons to a farm-
ing operation more restrictive. The addition
of a person to an existing farming operation
can be met through an increase of 20 percent
of base acres to the operation; previously the
requirement was an increase of 20 percent in
Zooming down the flight line
EAA Fly-In draws big crowd,
gets reporter in the air
Dozens of airplanes of every description were on hand
at the EAA Fly-In Saturday.
Country music night
WAUSAU Danny Howell and- the
Country Gold Band -from Dothan, Ala.,
will present a' country music night start-
ing at 7 p.m. April 3 in the Possum Pal-
ace in Wausau.
The Possum Palace is about 10 miles
south of Chipley on Highway 77.
Admission is $6 per person; children
-younger than 10 admittedjree ofcharge
at the front gate.
MARIANNA In order to help more
residents get the most refund due to
them, Chipola College business instruc-
tor Lee Shook and his student volun-
teers are providing free tax preparation
and free electronic filing.
The free service, for individual tax re-
turns only, is available from 10 a.m. to 2
pm. Wednesday through April 15. Other
times may be scheduled by appointment.
The service usually takes no longer
than 30 minutes. For faster refunds,
taxpayers are asked to bring a personal
check, which has routing information
needed for electronic refunds.
To make an appointment for free tax
assistance, call Shook at 850-718-2368.
The Spring Fling Battle of the Bands
and Car Show was held March 14 and 15
at Frank Brown Park on Panama City
Six bands competed for the title, and
one came from as far away as Nashville.
Righteous Sin, a local rock and roll fa-
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vorite, took the title. The guys held the
crowd with their own original music and
a fun remake of the '80s song "Walk Like
Southern Bulb Field Day Scheduled
Bulb Field Day is sched-
\ uled at 1:45 p.m. April 18
,at the University of Flor-
ida/tFAS North Florida
Research and Education
Center, 155 Research Road
in Quincy, and is sponsored
by Gardening Friends of
the Big Bend Inc. NFREC
is located two miles south
of Quincy at the intersec-
tion of Highway 267 and In:
terstate 10, about 20 miles
west of Tallahassee.
Learn about flow-
ers produced by bulbs,
corms or rhizomes that
will flourish, reproduce
and naturalize in the cli-
South Carolinian gardener.
Jenks Farmer will be the
speaker. Jenks has spe-
cialized in gardening to
take advantage of long, hot
summers and short cool
winters. He writes about
and photographs gardens
throughout the country.
His articles appear regu-
larly in Carolina Gardener,
Fine Gardening, Organic
and several scientific jour-
Linda Van Beck will
tell' about the multitude
of daffodils, jonquils and
other narcissus that pros-
per here. North Florida
Research. and Education
Center's Dr. Gary Knox
will share his passion for
rain lilies. Sue Watkins
will wrap up the afternoon
with information on other
bulbs for the local garden-
Registration will begin.
at 1:45 p.m. April 18, with
the program beginning at 2
p.m. and ending with door
prizes at about 5 p.m.
are: non-members, $10;
GFBB members, $5. Reg-
istration at the door will be
$15 for non-members and
$10 for members. Those
will receive two door-prize
SDeadline to pre-register
is April 15. Call NFREC
at 850-875-7100,. e-mail Jill
Williams at B419@aol:com
or register on our new Web
site, www.thegfbb.com. If
using the GFBB Web site,
click on "Event Reserva-
tions" in the menu on the
of the Big Bend Inc. is a
group of avid gardeners
and industry professionals
organized to support the
gardens and research/ex-
tension programs at the
North Florida Research
and Education Center in
Vera N. Williams
Vera Nealey Williams, 95, of Gracev-
ille, died March 12. "Miss Vera," as she
was known, was born March 2, 1914, and
lived most of her life in Graceville. After
graduating from Graceville High School
in 1932, she graduated from a business
college in Columbus, Ga. She worked for
McRae Land and Timber Co. and Rex
Lumber Company until the age of 80. She
was a devout Christian and active mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of Graceville
for 80 years. She was a member of the
.Women's Missionary Union, a Sunday
school and training union teacher, and
served in various areas of ministry. She
was a member of the Graceville Gar-
den Club, the Women's Club and the
American Rose Society. She was named
Graceville Lions Club Woman of the Year.
She was preceded in death by her hus-
band of 61 years, Bernard Williams; par-,
ents, Mr. & Mrs. S.C. Nealey; and sisters,
Denver Moore and Ruby Lee Mullins.
She is survived by her twoidaughters,
Penny Williams, of Graceville and Do-
than, and Michele Schwind and husband,
Bill, of Hilton Head, S.C.; sister-in-law,
Nita Williams, of Graceville; several
nieces and nephews; and dear friends
Sue and Shirley.
Funeral service was March 16 at
the First Baptist Church of Graceville
with Dr. Shirley Dempsey, Chaplain and
the Rev. Jim Stickle officiating. Burial
followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery
with James & Lipford Funeral Home of
Memorials may be made to the First
Baptist Church of Graceville, PO. Box
565, Graceville, FL 32440; Baptist College
of Florida, 5400 College Drive, Graceville,
FL 32440; or to the charity of your choice.
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Lisa Carol Dewberry, 41, of Bonifay,
died March 15 at her home in Bonifay. She
was the daughter of Paul Dewberry and
Susan (Womack) Dewberry of Midway, Ga.
She is survived by her son, Brandon
Graves, of Charleston, S.C., and a sister,
Denise Leahy of Hinesville, Ga.
Memorialization by cremation.
Sims Funeral Home of Bonifay is in
charge of arrangements.
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GINIAT.DANIEL served must file their FORTH ABOVE, ANY TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER ING CLAIMS OR DE- Personal Representative attorney for Plaintiff, whose sons are entitled to re-
g oo Deceased. claims with this court CLAIM FILED TWO' (2) THE DATE OF SERVICE MANDS AGAINST THE As published in the address is Post Office Box quest an administrative
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 YEARS OR MORE AFTER OF A COPY OF THIS NO- ABOVE ESTATE:You are Washington County News 9454, Panama City Beach, hearing, pursuant to Title
NOTICE TO CREDITORS MONTHS AFTER THE THE DECEDENT'S DATE TICE ON THEM: hereby notified that an Or- March 18, 25, 2009. Florida 32417, on or be- 28, Florida Administrative
The administration of the TIME OF THE FIRST PUB- OF DEATH IS BARRED. der of Summary Adminis- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, fore April 20, 2009, and file Code, regarding the pro-
ANNOUNC.IENrS estate of VIRGINIA DANIEL LICATION OF THIS NO- The date of first publica- All other creditors of the tration will be or has been FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL the original'with the Clerk posed agency action by
.-... a/k/a VIRGINIA T DANIEL, TICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER tion of this notice is March decedent and other per- entered in the estate of CIRCUIT IN AND FOR of this Court before service submitting a written re-
1100 Legal Advertising deceased, whose date of THE DATE OF SERVICE- 25, 2009. sons having claims or de- SAMUEL H. HENDRIX, de- WASHINGTON COUNTY on Plaintiff or immediately quest after reviewing the
1110- Classified Notices death was February 4th, OF A COPY OF THIS NO- mands against the dece- ceased, File Number FLORIDA thereafter. If you fail to do staff report.
1120- Public Noices/ so, a default will be AspublishedintheWash-
Announcements 2009, tnd whose social TICE ON THEM. GEORGE G. COLLINS, dent's estate must file their 67-08-CP-10, by the Circuit Case No.: 67-08-CA-509 so, a d wil be As published in the Wash-
1130 Adoptions security number is is All other creditors of the JR., ESQ. claims with this court Court for Washington entered against you for the ington County News
1140 Happy Ads pending in the Circuit decedent and other per- COLLINS, BROWN, CALD- WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF- County, Florida, Probate LindaKowcun, astherus- relief demanded in the March 25,2009.
1150- Personals Court for Washington sons having claims or de- WELL, BARKETT & TER THE DATE OF THE Division, the address of tee of the Kelsie Aileen Hill Complaint; PUBLIC NOTICE
1160 Lost County, Florida, Probate mands.against decedent's GARAVAGLIA, CHTD FIRST PUBLICATION OF which is c/o Mrs. Linda Irrevocable Trust Wtness my hand and seal
1170- Found. Division, the address.of estate must file.their claims 756 BEACHLAND BOULE- THIS NOTICE. Hayes Cook, Clerk of the Plaintiff, ofYOU ARE HEREBY NOTI-3 day
which is Post Office Box with this court WITHIN 3 VARD Court, RO.Box 647, Chip- of March, 2009.
C E ED 647, Chipley, Florida MONTHS AFTER THE VERO BEACH, FL. 2963 ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED ley, Florida 32428-0647; Rashel Jackson, Raina Clerk oftheourtCounty Commissioners of
32428. The names and ad- DATE OF THE FIRST PUB- Telephone: (772) 231-4343 WITHIN THE TIME PERI- that the Decedent's date of Coatney, Mariah Yantz, BK. Mcaniel Washington Commissioners oflor-
S1100resses of the personal LICATION OF THIS NO- Florida Bar No. 110742 ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- death was October 14 Robert Woods, and Br- DeputyClerashington the 26th day of
representative and the per- TICE Personal Representative: TION 733.702 OF THE 2008; that the total value of As published in the ida, willon the 26th dayof
THE CIRCT COURT sonarepresentative's at- ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED PATRICIA D. DUCE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE the estate is $21,080.00, Bernice Ery Coatney Washington CountyNews March, 2009, at its Regular
FOR WASHINGTON torney are set forth below. WITHIN THE TIME PERI- 260 Hadley Lane WILL BE FOREVER and that the names and Jr. (Deceased if living, March 25, April 1,.8, 15, MeetingPlace at the
COUNTY, FLORIDA ODS SET FORTH IN SEC- Chipley, Florida 32428. BARRED. addresses of those to and if dead, the unknown 2009outh Boulevard, Chipley,
PROBATE DIVISION All creditors of the dece- TION 733.702 OF THE As published in the Wash- whom it has been as- spouse, heirs, devisees, Notice of Receipt of Florida, consider the adop-
FILE NO. 67-09-CP-006 dent -and other persons FLORIDA PROBATE CODE ington County News NOTWITHSTANDING THE signed by such order are: assignees, tormwaterApplication tion following ord-
DIVISION PROBATE having claims or demands WILL BE FOREVER March 25, April 1,2009. TIME PERIODS SET Daughter, HILLARY LEE lenors creditors, trustees, tormwater Applicat on of the following ordi-
against decedent's estate BARRED. FORTH ABOVE, ANY ALRED, 1519 Otis Lane, nance,
IN RE ESTATE OF VIR- against of this NOTWITHSTANDING THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT CAM.FILED TWO (2) Westvill, Flori and all.other parties claim- Notice is hereby giventhat AN ORDINANCE OF
GINIA DANIEL a/k/a OVIR-TI IOS TFOR cyWASHINGTON C M D sT ing interest by through un- pursuant to Chapter 373, WASHINGTON COUNTY,
NA DANEL aka VIR- notice s required to be TIME PERIODS SET COUNTY, FLORIDA YEARS OR MORE AFTER 32464-3418. der or against the above Florida Statutes and Chap- FLORIDA; AMENDING
PROBATE DIVISION THE DECEDENTS D ATE ALL INTERE NOTIIED named Defendants. tar 62-346, Florida Admin- SECTION 6 OF PRIOR
ase No, 67-09-CP-1i0 OF DEATH IS BARRED. SONS AR NOTIFIED Defendants. istrative Code (F.A.C.),the COUNTY ORDINANCE
THAT following application for an NO. 2001-4, AS AMENDED
In Re: Estate of first pubica- All creditor of the Dce- TICE OF ACTION ndividal Stormwater Per- BY PRIOR COUNTY OR-
WT ROBINSON, tion of this notice is March dent and persons having To: Rashel Jackson, Raina mit has been received by DINANCE NO. 2007-02;
PDeceased, 25, 2009. claims or demands against Coatney, Mariah Yantz, the Northwest Florida PROVIDING FOR THE
A NA .A T;d wasY F the estate of the Decedent Robert Woods, and Water Management Dis- PRESENT ADVISORY
t-- IT CREDITORS Attorney for Personal Rep-0 other thanthose forwhom p Brenice E. Coatney a/k/a trict: COMMITTEE MEMBERS,
'resentDative: provision for full payment Bernice Emory Coatney, Application #676, received WHOSE TERM HAS NOT
The administration of the KERRY ADKISON was or will be made in the Jr. (Deceased) if living, March112009, fromRob- EXPIRED,TO CONTINUE
eS KerryAdkison, PA. Order of SummaryAdmin- and if dead, the unknown ert Snare, M.D., for con- TO SERVE; PROVIDING
estate of WT ROBINSON, Post Office Box 669 istration must file their spouse, heirs, devisees, struction of five medical of- FOR THE REMAINING AD-
deceased, whose date of Chipley, FL 32428-0669 claims with this CourtVISORY COMMITTEE
death was February 19, (850) 638-2643 WITHIN THE TIME PERI- grantee, assignees, fice buildings with paved VISORY COMMITTEE
2009, is pendinglorida Bar No. 0843253 ODS SET FORTH I the N EC-ir- lienors, creditors, trustees parking and a stormwater MEMBERS TO BE SE-
cult Court for Washington Personal Representative: TON 733.702 OF THE and all other parties claim- management facility at the LECTED BY'THE COUNTY
County, Florida, Probate FLOSSIE ROBINSON FLORIDA PROBATE img interest by through un- NE corner of Usery Road COMMISSION FROM RE-
Division, the address of 2581 PioneerRoad CODE. der or against the above and C.R. 280 in Chipley. SUMES SUBMITTED;
which is Post Office Box C named Defendants,' and Interested persons may PROVIDING THAT SAID
u647, Chipley, FL As published in theWash- MANDS NOT SO FILED To All Others Whom It May comment upon this appli- ADVISORY COMMITTEE
32428-0647. The names Concern: cation or submit a written MEMBERS SHALL SERVE
and addresses o ington *County News WILL BE FOREVER You are hereby notified request for a staff report THREE MONTHS PER
and addresses ofresentative and March 25, April 1, 200 BARRED. that an action to quiet tile containing proposed YEAR ACCEPT IF SPECI-
the personal representa- IN THE CIRCUIT COUR NOTWIRHSTANDING ANY on the following parcel of agency action regarding FICALLY CALLED INTO-
five's attorney are set forth FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL OTHER APPU CABLETIME real property located in the application bywriting SESSION BY THE BOARD;
below. CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR PERIOD, ANY CLAIM Washington County, Flor- the Northwest Florida AND PROVIDING THAT
WASHINGTONCOUNT FILEDTWO (2)EARS OR ida, described as follows:, Water Management Dis- THEY SHALL MAKE
Aci f d INTO N COUNT' MORE AFTER THE A
All creditors of the dce- FLORIDA.DECEDENT'S DATE OF A parcel of land commenc- trict's ERP Office, 800 Hos- FUNDING RECOMMEN-
i- a -edent and other persons PROBATE DIVISION. DEATH S BARRED. ing 210 feet East of the pital Dr., Crestview, FL. DATIONS, RECOGNIZING
having claimsordemands CASENO: 67-08-CP-10 The date of first public- Northwest corner of the Such comments or re- THAT MOST, IF NOT ALL,
tThe date of first publica- Northwest one-quarter of quests must be received OF THE FUNDS WILL BE
a inutate on whom a copy of IN RE: TE ESTATE O this Noticeis March the Northwest one-quarter by 5:00 p.m. within 14 APPLIED TO DEBT RE-
this notice is required! to SAMUELo H.HENDRIo 18, 2009. .of the Northwest days from date of publica- TIREMENT; PROVIDING
this notice is required to SAMUEL H. HENDRIX, D Attorney for Person Giving of Section 24, tion. AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
be served must file their ceased. one-quarterofSection24, tion. AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
N e w sO ffi cclaims with this court Notice: N Township 2 North, Range No further public notice PERSONS DESIRING TO
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 NOTICE TO CREDITORS 16 West, Washington will be provided regarding, SERVE ON THE ADVI-
MONTHS AFTER iHE (SUMMARY ADMINIS- BAROX#0179121) County, Florida; thence this application. Persons SORYCOMMITTEEMUST
ATIME OF THE FIRST PUB- TRATION) O. BOX 564 run East 210 feet; thence wishing to remain advised BE A RESIDENT AND/OR
LICATION OF THIS NO- TO ALL PERSONS HA- Chipley Florida run South 210 feet; thence of further proceedings or PROPERTY OWNER
DNATE OF THIS V ENO- TO AL PERSONS OME(EARB2428-0564
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850-638-72683/ffice un North 210 feet to the Technical Staff Report UNIT PERSONS DESIR-
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Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, March 25, 2009 11B 0
will be 1:00 p.m. or as
soon after as possible.
DATED this 13th day of
As published in the
Washington County News
March 18, 21, 25, 2009
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COM-
NOTICE OF INTENT TO
FIND THE CITY OF CHIP-
PLAN AMENDMENT IN
The Department gives no-
tice of its intent to find the
Amendment to the Cbm-
prehensive Plan for the
City of Chipley, adopted
by Ordinance No. 889 on
January 8, 2009, IN COM-
PUANCE, pursuant to Sec-
tions 163.3184, 163.3187
and 163.3189, ES.
The adopted City of Chip-
ley Comprehensive Plan
Amendment and the
Comments Report (if any)
are available for public in-
spection Monday through
Friday, except for legal
holidays, during normal
business hours, at the City
of Chipley, Clerk's Office,
1442 Jackson Avenue,
Chipley, Florida 32428.
Any affected person, as
defined in Section
163.3184, ES., has a right
to petition for an
administra-tive hearing to
challenge the proposed
agency determination that
the Amendment to the City
of Chipley Comprehensive,
Plan is In Compliance, as
defined in Subsection
163.3184(1), FS. The pe-.
tition must be filed within
twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice,
and must include all of the
information and contents
described in Uniform Rule
28-106.201, FA.C. The
petition must be filed with
the Agency Clerk, Depart-.
ment of Community Af-
fairs, 2555 Shumard Oak
Florida 32399-2100, and a
copy,mailed or delivered
to the local government.
Failure to timely file a peti-
tion shall constitute a
waiver of any right to re-
quest an administrative
proceeding as a petitioner
under Sections '120.569
and 120.57, F.S. If a peti-
tion is filed, the purpose of
the administrative hearing
will be to present evidence
and testimony'and forward
a recommended order to
the Department. If no peti-
tion is filed, this Notice of
Intent shall become final
If a petition is filed, other
affected persons may peti-
tion for leave to intervene
in the proceeding,
A petition for intervention
must be filed at least
twenty- (20)' days' before
the final hearing and must
all of the information and
contents described in Uni-
t-i Rule 28-106.205,
FA..A. petition for leave
to intervene shall be filed
at the Division of Adminis-
mient of Management Ser-
vices, 1230 Apalachee
Florida 32399-3060. Fail-
ure to petition to intervene
within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver
of any right such a person
has to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569
and 120.57, FS., or to par-
ticipate in the administra-
After an administrative
hearing petition is timely
filed, mediation is available
pursuant to Subsection
163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to
any affected person who is
made a party to the pro-
ceeding by filing that re-
quest with the administra-
tive law judge assigned by
the Division of Adminis-
trative Hearings. The
choice of mediation shall
not affect a party's right to
an administrative hearing.
Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive
Department of Community
2555 Shumard Oak Boule-
As published in the Wash-
ington County News
.March 25, 2009.
Get Your ClasslffedAd
I In I
I COLOR. I
Call now for details
S and benoticedl I
S 638-0212 I
I 12Or ,
The Practice of
Maurice Marholin, D.O.
will be closing
Effective March 28,
Patients may acquire
their medical records
or come by the office
1360 Brickyard Road,
Chipley, FL 32428.
Records will be retained
for 2 years at the
Family Health Clinic
1360 Brickyard Road.
Wanted full-hookup for
RV on private property,
monthly around $250.
month. Deaf; write G. Ste-
phen, PO Box 937,
DeFunliak Springs, FL
Great Pyrenees. Needs a
good home on farm or
ranch. Excellent family
dog. Big & beautiful, neu-
tered & all shots. With AKC
papers. $100. 535-9672.
CKC, Health Certificate, 2
sets shots, Males
Tea Cup Yorkle Puppies
for 'adoption. If you are in-
terested please email me.
Yorkle and Yorkle mix
breeders, for sale because
of health problems. Make
offer, call between six and
eight p.m. 850-547-4048
Free Dog. Pit Bull & Lab
mix. Very friendly.
Free to good home, Black
Lab mixed, 6-7 months
old, female. 850-547-4394
ask for Donna. No calls af-
ter 7:00 p.m.
Wanted To Buy antiques,
collectibles, gold, silver,
paintings, call Al Schmidt
Saturday, April 4th.
Hwy 231 N.,
Selling: 2 Farm
City, Bank Repos, plus
Mason Auction & Sales
Steel Building Pkg
18x21 Door & Anchor Bolt
Incl. Reg $8,200 Now
$4,845 + Code Adj. Other
Sizes Avail., Big & Small
Source# 134 Phone#:
Steel Building Pkg
18x21 Door & Anchor Bolt
Incl. Reg $8,200 Now
$4,845 + Code Adj. Other
Sizes Avail. Big & Small
B&B Furniture 1342 North
RR-Avenue, Chipley. We
pay cash for clean, quality
fumiture. 850-557-0211 or
850-415-6866. Ask for
Pasco or Carolyn
For -Sale. 2 large
living-room chairs. Harvest
gold. $150 for the pair.
Call after 5:00 to see:
Furniture & Mattresses
Low, low, lower overhead
guarantees low, low, low
prices. P&S-Discount Fur-
niture, Chipley. (Since
9 Mile Community Yard
Sale, April 4th, 7 a.m. until,
5 miles south of New Hope
& 8 miles north of West-
ville, FL, on Hwy 179-A
1436 Merry Acres Dr. (off
Hwy 273) Sat 8:00 to 12:00
Vera Bardley items,
Bowflex, furniture, house
Craftsman 30" Rldlng
lawn mower; 2 Murray 22"
push lawn mowers; Gas
For Sale: 20 HP
Converts single phase to 3
phases $1500.00 call
547-1001 for details
Need Help with Spring
cleaning, or other light
dusting, mopping, bath-
rooms)? Call 415-5711 and
Tracker Work, Can do
front end loader work;
bush hogging; disking, dirt
leveling; pushing small
trees; cut grass, not
Two Kubota Front End
Loaders. One Excavator.
No job too small.
WANTED: good used
propane tank, 100 or 150
gallon tank. Ben Holland
Wanted: Junk appli-
ances, lawn, golf carts,
farm and garden equip-
ment, satellites for free. I
,will pick up. Call
Limited space. Piano, Gui-
tar, Bass Drums, Banjo,
Mandolin, Violin, Flute.
Hammond Organs, Gui-
tars, Amps, Violins,
Basses, Drums, Band In-
814 Main St. Chipley
CHIPOLA Fw Ir D
5ac"kon County's e7w & Used irucjCenter
-g lnnl~~ i- ---1 I?' ~
EN TIM BENTON RICK BARNES -
VIS FIN. MGR. SALES MGR.
I I-I I
OR GET RP -O $ 0 220.00
1.9%for72mos. MSRP $2022-0
Chipola Ford Discount $725.00
Retail Customer Cash $3,500-00
NOW..? 1 5995.00
Chipola Ford Discount $ 1,141 .00
Retail Customer Cash $300000
FMCC Bonus Cash $1 ,00000
*All Prices Plus $299.50 P&H, Tax, Tag, & Title. Ford Motor Company Cash & Conquest Cash Expires 3-31-09. Must Own 95 Or Newer Non-Ford For Conquest Cash. Pictures For Illustration Only. SEE DEALER For Full Details
www.ChipolaFord.com Rick arnales Manager
L I* I IL I II I *
Call one of our
"ad-visors" and put the
WORK FOR YOU!
Chipola Ford Discount $3,290.00
Retail Customer Cash $3,000'00
FMCC Bonus Cash $1 ,00000
05 FORD TAURUS SEL
power pl'g cruise. keypad entry, 3'mo./4k mi. power train warranty, P3014A.......$6,995
07 FORD TAURUS SE
.power pkg., cruise, CD, 60k mile warranty, P3013 ................................................ $7,995
07 FORD FOCUS SE
r[w pdl. I'eyiess entry only/13k miles, 100k mile warranty, R3000.............:.:........$9,599
power pkg., cruise, keypad entry, 60k mile warranty, P3010...........:. ...........$10,995
08 CHEVY MALIBU LT
power pkg lit., cruise CD 70'n mile warrani)', P3016..:............. r .............. ........... $11,995
06 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMITED
learier. powir pq ailoyi. 3 mrr .'4k m, power train warranty, 8223A.....i......... ..$11,995
07 MAZDA 3
4 door, CD, air, P3008.............. ... ......................2.....................,995
01 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT WAGON
V6, power pkg., nice, P2938A....:......................................................... ............$6,995
"07 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT
power pkg., tilt, cruise, CD, P3003........................................... ......$10,995
07 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT
power pkg., tilt, cruise, CD, P2989............................... ..................................... $11,495
05 FORD F-150 XLT SUPER CREW
4x2, power pkg., cruise, CD, 9135B.. ................................................................$12,995
07 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC LIMITED
V8, leather, m oonroof, loaded, P3053..\................................................................$19,99 5
05 CHEVY Z-71 CREW CAB
4x4, power pkg., cruise, tow pkg., CD, P3053A.... ......................................$20,995
06 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB
.4x2, diesel, Megaa cab, leather, power pkg., nice, 8169A...I................................ $24,995
Caregiver position open at
Holmes Creek ALF in Ver-
non. Must be dependable.
Duties include cooking,
cleaning and assisting res-
idents with other daily liv-
ing requirements. Work
schedule is Thursday thru
Saturday, lpm to 9pm,
Sunday and Monday 10am
until 6pm. One week paid
vacation and after one
year and paid sick days
check required. Please call
of North Florida
now hiring for
CNA/s, 7A-7P and
Also have an opening
for an RN Supervisor
Pay is up to $30 per
of North Florida
1083 Sanders Avenue,
Graceville, FL. 32440,
Baby Sitter Needed. 1-3
days week. Hours vary.
No high school students
need apply. Contact Mon-
ica @ 850-638-9677.
Experience cook, wait
staff & dishwasher needed.
Apply at Michelle's Diner,
Needed part-time for
large/small animal prac-
tice. Requires heavy lifting
and includes maintenance
and cleaning. Call
JERKINS Inc. is taking ap-
plications for CDL drivers,
come by Bonifay office to
pick up applications.
CHIPOLA COLLEGE is now accepting
applications for NURSING INSTRUCTOR.
Full-time and part-time positions available.
Clinical Instructor: Bachelor's Degree in
Nursing and valid state Registered Nursing
Classroom Instructor: Master's Degree
with at least 18 graduate semester hours
in Nursing or Master's Degree with a major
in Nursing required. Valid state Registered
Nursing License required.
ALL DEGREES AND COLLEGE COURSEWORK
MUST BE FROM A REGIONALLY
ACCREDITED COLLEGE AND/OR UNIVERSITY.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide suitable classroom and/or clinical
instruction and supervision in multiple
areas of nursing knowledge,. procedures
and techniques in the Registered, Nursing
and Practical Nursing Programs. Duties
associated with college instruction and the
institutional mission of the College will also
be part of the instructor's role.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Interested applicants should submit a letter
of application, a completed Chipola College
employment application (available from
Human Resources); resume; references with
current addresses and telephone numbers,
copies of college transcripts and current
Nursing License to CHIPOLA COLLEGE,
Human Resources, 3094 Indian Circle,
SMarianna, FL 32446
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Are you an energetic and dependable
worker? If so, you qualify for an
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.
cowwmu ity and/,ouY ndutry
We are now taking applications for
-Class A CDL Drivers
-Construction Crew Laborers
1555 South Boulevard I Chipley, Fl
Local Title Company
Real Estate Title Re-
searcher. Fax resume
to 850-547-9597 or call
850-547-2025 for more
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E I1R 2 B* tahinotnn nConty, Mews/nHlmesf Conuntv Timne-Advertiser Wednesday. March 25. 2009
I DRIVERS WANTED I
I 'isaccepting I
! applications for the I
.Holmes County -I
I Great Benefit Package.
I REQUIREMENTS: Must I
I be 23 years of age and
have an Operators
I Driver's- Ucense with at I
I least 5 years driving I
Experience without .
violations. Must agree
I.to annual physical.and I
I background screening.. I
riders to a
I pre-determined I
schedule. Use two-way I
radio. Must be ableto
secure wreelchairs (will
Rain) be a team player I
asssling olher d,,iers
when needed; enjoy
woik;n. wiih elderly.
I disabled and other I
Applications may be ob-
tained at any of the
I Tri-County Community I
| Council Inc., offices and I
submitted by Monday,
March 30 at 4:30 p.m.
;. For information call I
- Sharon Kent,' I
Admrrrstralve Manager. I
I Successful applicant will l
i be subject I
I Only qualified ..
' applicants will be I
I EQUAL OPP RTUNITY I
I EMPLOYER AND DRUG I
AND SMOKE FREE
Single father looking for
Live-In Nanny 1 school
age child. Must be
NON-DRINKER. Must have
references. Call to set up
Wahted: Teacher with 40
hour.certification to work in
1 & 2 Year old class.
Mystery Shoppers, get'
paid to shop Retail/dining
establishments need un-
derercover clients to judge
quality customer service.
Earn up to $150. a day.
Executive Office Space
for rent downtown Chipley.
Office space for lease,
1240 S Blvd (Comer of
S. Blvd/7th St), Chipley,
$750/mo, 1000 sq ft., 3
offices, 1 reception, 1
bath, kitchen, parking
lot, hardwood firs.
Office Space for rent in
Dunn Building, 3 private
offices, carpet, heat/air,
2nd floor, privacy. $350.
Call Dutch 850-579-2821..
1I BEST RATES IN.
602 S. Weeks St. Effi-
ciency, 1 bdrm'and 2
bdrm, $350 $470/month
City util. & pest control
incl. New Owners, newly
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)
Unda Nye has joined Jim
at 603 Magee St. in
Bonifay. 20 years experi-
ence cutting Mens
Womens and Childrens
hair. Sunday, Wednesday
& Thursday. Haircuts $7
& $8 547-9390
2 br, 1 be $499 Moves You
Inll New Everything, near
TAFB, 719 S Berthe,
Panama City 850-236-4453
1BR Apartment in Chip-
ley. Good location. No
2BR/i'%BA two-story Apt
for rent. No pets. 638-1918
For Rent: Bright 2BR/2BA
screened porch /apart-
ment. Non Smoker, 1
small pet, references
LARGE 3BR/1 BA over 960
sq. ft. $650, S/D $400.
Downtown Chipley, con-
venient location. Rent in-
cludes stove, refrigerator,
city water, sewer, garbage.
Sorry, no pets or HUD.
1BR House. Appliances,
water, sewer, garbage fur-
nished. Suitable for mature
adult. No pets.
2BR cabin 1BA no pets
iC400 rnr-onlr, 1it 3rn 3l
iTorir, Deipoi i'ecjiqu'e
1850'P.3'6.2412 8 rrillei
2BR.'1BA House lI.r rent
Hwy 77 South, 3 miles off
Houston Rd Call 638-1858
2BR,2BA House lor rern in
CrGlgy TWo -. siory mir,
oacierrienl on Blue L31-e 6
Acr- larIO Rrninl Icr
Iru1 ,) p r n-,.irlr, w,ln
B 1000o se,:urity ,e ,O'l
Ready i or iTnrrIM ale C'C: u-
panc.,. F'ro ,rre ii.,e Realry
3BR'1BA Brick r.Tome i,:,.
rent I nr,.:ludn g W.'D n.j'
up ternced jar.' m.,l.P
hee er,,rrorrTenl ro pelsi
3BR 1BA Home 1,725 per
Tonir, air 700' rclpoir
Nee,-s I yE)r If 34eB 808 E
Slr, Siriel 850-- 76o2281
3BRI2BA Large Country
rome ,n AlIord 1.650
amuith 3BAR IBAr., me
CiT' ol CorinCrdale S.0'
.ar-ionlr Depoul & i,'elr-
3-4BR House in Cripley
Cereal Oc.alon "E.25
ai,T,..nlr, Call 638-8360
3BR'2BA House lor ieni
rNo pal.. Applicalon
neeoae Call 6-8.1918
nlr ,: 1 ,I ljle a] .e'.i.,i'1 ,l I1"1
I uhi :i ri3 e.-; I
i, ')-ui i d .'Jr e"T I,
IrTr.in.; i. bas.is. 1 TI o com-
1-800 r,6 1869-5777. The
tree number for Ihe
n,,:, ili,, :,( lT,,il.a ll,:>,
,j, .r l :,: r,,,, 1ri ,,i 3 ,, 1 ,
heal 7,: : ir I-..mair.e i s rpl u
per ale. av.ii r ,e on a equar,,.
opportunity basis. To com-
plain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at.
toll-free number for the
1 s0- r7.T h
J&J Carpentry &
A Handyman Services.
Decks, porches, mobile
home repairs, interior trim.
Call 850-896-8119 or
Ask for James or John.
Carpentry,' pressure wash-
ing, lawn care, patio & win-
dow re-screening, great
Light Truck/Tractor Work
Top Soil, Mushroom Com-
post, Rock, Sand and Cy-
press Mulch. Pick up or
delivered Call: 773-3349 or
Thomas Stubbs Lawn
and Landscape Services.
Reasonable rates. $35.00
hour minimum 1 hour
Garden prep; Lawn care
services; Flower Beds
cleaned; Shrubs trimmed;
Minor to major tree trimm-
ing; Pressure washing. No
job too big or small. So
give Thomas a call. Home,
638-1676. Cell, 556-0393.
Sod For Sale on the farm,
delivered or Installed. Cen-
tipede and 419 Bermuda.
West Florida Turf
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.
furnish the lock.
Tractor Work & Bush hog-
ging. $25 per hour, mini-
mum 4 hours and lawn
B&M Mower Repair &
Service. Quality work at a
fair price. Pickup & Deliv-
ery Available. Bill or Mary
Sewing Machine and VaC-
uum Cleaner Repair, guar-
anteed service on all
makes and models. Free
estimates. Western Auto,
216 N. Waukesha, Bonifay.
For Rent: 3BR/2BA, brick
home, $675. per month.
rFor Rent; 3BR'/2A'
. doublewide trailer, no'
I pets In heuse, smoke I
I free, look after property. I
Rent negotiable. ,
New Home in Chipley for'
rent, 2 br, 2 ba 1271 Holley
Ave. Call 850-535-0711 or
2BR Mobile Home, good
location in Chipley. No
2BR/1P/2BA Large Trailer
furnished. Out side city
limits. Smoke free environ-
ment. No pets. $450
month plus deposit.
2BR/1BA MH for rent.
$400 month, 5 miles
South of Chipley
3BR/1.5BA. $450 includes
water. Chipley 'city limits
2BR/2BA Mobile Home
for rent. No pets. $425 a
month plus deposit
547-4232 or 527-4911.
2BR/2BA $550/month. 1A
mile from Chjpley McDon-
aids. 1st and last month's
rent plus security deposit.
Smoke free environment.
No pets. Reference re-
quired. Call 638-4857.
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large Ioi ir,n country In
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8 miles east of Chipley. 3
br, 2 be, and 2br, 2 ba,
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road, frontage, 1 mile from
Bonifay and 1-10. $79,900.
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sale. Very well kept.
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room, carport, fireplace.
$109,000. Call 638-2165.
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on 5 lots in the Chipley
City limits. Will divide lots.
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2005 Honda Road/Street
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Twin 8.2 Detroit Die-
sels, Fly Bridge, Out
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Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Counties moving ahead even in uncertain times
There's :an old joke
that people from around
here, that survived the
Great Depression tell,
namely that when it
hit they were so poor
already that they never
even noticed they were
in a Depression.
\There could be some
truth to that today.
Despite higher unem-
ployment, particularly in
Washington County, the
impact of the collapse -
at least temporarily of
the'housing market, and
the problems in' credit
markets, the area has
advantages that should
get it through the'hard
"Our area has not
been hit as hard as some
others' across the -state
in terms of job. losses,"
said Gary Clark. chair-
man of the Devel0opment
Committee, for the
Chamber of Commerce.
"Our -'high percentage
of government employ-
ment has buffered us
from some of the down-
"As a region we don't
typically see the large
upswings ,but. at the
'same time do not get
hit as hard.in the down-
as the market begins to
recover and as credit
markets are loosened we
should see movement in
real estate, construction
and development early
in the recovery."
A number of new
small businesses have
opened in Holmes and
and. small business pro-
vides most of the entry
level jobs in the nation.
There is also major
industry coming to. the
area. One example is the
Pipe" headed to Chipley
with about $16 million
in capital investment,
including a rail spur that
would serve the entire
industrial park and about
The recent opening of the Lewis Bear distirbution center in Ebro brings a major business to State
Most of these jobs,
as pointed. out by
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Ted
* Everett would be above
average pay for the
count). This is one of.
the Chamber's strategic
The most recent major
development in the area
is the Lewis A. Bear Co.
now- open -in Ebro. The.
small town at the inter-
section of State 79 .and
State 20 could be poised
for takeoff with the
future widening of State
79 to the Interstate.
There are a number
of ideas on what could
development efforts for
-counties. Several' local
business and develop-
ment leaders were asked
what they considered
the three most important
things affecting county
gro\ th, and-how can we
"jump-start" the econo-
my in 2009? There were
a variety of 'answers.
e v e 1 o pm e n t
Director Jim Brook said
is essential -to create
an atmosphere "condu-
cive to development."
Brook said, that includes
The arrival of a permanent AirHeart helicopter at Northwest Floirda Com-
munity Hospital is a sign that despite hard times teh hsopital is moving
forward with improved service. More coverage on Page H3.
Commission, Board of
.County Commission and
"All these are critical
to development," Brook
"We have a critical
opportunity as we. go
through the Evaluation
and Appraisal. Report
process to create a more
positive land-use plan
that identifies property
conducive to develop-
ment is too big a job
to be handled by just
Commission. "It's the
job of everyone that
is concerned about the
future of our children."
Chamber of Commerce
Jackie Pierce recom-
mended creating an
Holmes County" to pro-
vide a central clearing
house for information
about or links .to the
"We need to work
with young people and
get them involved in
79. FILE PHOTO
ment," Pierce said. She
also recommended a
for, downtown Bonifay
to approve the appear-
ance of the city to visi-
Everett noted that-
very little can be-done
at the local level to
provide incentives for
development until there
is improvement in the
economy at the state and
national level. Everett
echoed Brook in calling
for having a matrix for
land that could be used
for an industrial park.
Everett has long urged
local officials to obtain
property in various loca-
tions in Washington
County for industrial
"You also have to
work with other agen-
cies," Everett said,
noting the role of
and others in recruiting
Everett also noted that
it ,takes a lot of incen-
tives to get major indus-
try to the area.
Clark agreed .with
Brook and Everett on the
need for "shovel-ready"
"We have a, lot of
that can be turned into
industrial property with
enough lead time, but
See GROW, Page H8
Will the Washington County Equestrian Center be a catalyst for local
tourism? Read more on Page H5. FILE PHOTO
Unemployment high in area
MARIANNA Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
for January 2009 is 8.6 percent. This represents 800,000 jobless
out of a labor force of 9,256,000. The unemployment rate is 1.0
percentage point higher than the revised December rate of 7.6
percent and is up 3.6 percentage points from the January 2008
rate. Florida's January 2009 unemployment rate is the highest
since September 1992, which was 8.9 percent. The state's unem-
ployment rate is 1.0 percentage point higher than the national
unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.
Each of the five counties that make up the Chipola Regional
Workforce Board showed an increase in unemployment. Calhoun
and Holmes showed the largest increase, increasing by 1.2 per-
cent in January 2009. Liberty County continues to have the lowest
unemployment rate in the state, with a rate of 5.5 percent.
Florida's annual nonagricultural employment rate for November
2008 is -2.6 percent. The rate represents a loss of 206,900 jobs
for November 2007 for a total employment level of 7,823,200.
This is slower than the national rate for November, which is -1.4
percent. The November 2008 job growth rate continues the trend
of negative over-the-year growth that began in September 2007,
primarily due to declines in construction.
Jan 2009 Dec 2008 Jan 2008
Calhoun 7.8 6.6 4.2
Holmes 7.5 6.3 4.3
Jackson 6.9 .6.2 4.3
Liberty 5.5 4.7 3.2
Washington 9.5 8.8 5.2
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2, Horizons 2009, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Details of a $100,000
grant from the AT&T
Foundation, the corpo-
rate philanthropy arm
of AT&T Inc., were
March 19, at Florida
State University Panama
City's Holley Academic
Center, Room B-105,
Senior Design Lab.
AT&T Florida Presi-
dent Marshall Criser,
FSU Panama City Dean
George DePuy and FSU
PC engineering pro-
fessor David Skinner,
Ph.D., discussedhow the
grant will expand educa-
tional. opportunities for
students and educators in
Northwest Florida. The
grant will be used to: es-
tablish an advanced 2009
Summer Institute :'for
area high school students
aimed at encouraging
interest in science, tech-
nology, engineering and
math (STEM) careers
for new state-of-the-art
academic laboratories at
FSU Panama City
"The AT&T grant of-
fers a great opportunity
to provide STEM ex-
periences to more high
school students and
teachers," explained Da-
vid Skinner, Ph.D., coor-
dinator of the grant and
Electrical and Computer
sor. "Through the funds
provided 'by, AT&T, we
can bring them in to the
brand new academic labs
at FSU Panama City and
let them use state-of-the-,
art equipment. This will
enrich the background
of the teachers and give
students an opportunity
to test the collegiate wa-
ters before high school
"In addition to the
STEM education op-
portunities, this grant
provides greatly heeded
resources to assist us in
our efforts to create cut-
ting edge laboratories
in Electrical* and Com-
puter Engineering," said
DeP'uy. "The quality of
our students' education
will be greatly enhanced
by having access to these
labs and equipment "
Chipola Ford in Marianna
recently received the
2008 Presidents Award
from the Ford Motor
Company. This is,one
of the most prestigious
honors that Ford can,
bestow' on a dealership.
Ford dealerships across
S the country competed for
the award, but only an
S elite group of 327 deal-
ers were able to achieve
the performance levels
required to earn this dis-
According to the
Ford Motor Company,
Chipola Ford demon-
strated leadership among
its peers, in-the commu-
nity and with their cus-
tomers, representing the
best in automotive retail-
ing. Dealerswho achieve
this recognitionare dedi-
cated to customer satis-
faction is every aspect
of their business. It is
only possible through a
commitment by the total
"As the face of Ford
Motor Company to our
customers, your continu-
ing focus on customer
satisfaction and sound
business practices will
help us remain success-
ful. Please express our
sincere appreciation to
everyone on your team
for their extraordinary
performance and for
personifying the Ford
brand," said Darryl
B. Hazel, president,
Ford Customer Service
nity Council has part-
nered with Income Tax
Assistance Program to
provide free tax prepara-
tion services to low in-
come families. To qual-
ify family income must
be less than $33,500; or
be a 'student; or a senior
citizen age ,60 and over.
Benefits include one-
on-one tax consultation;
get refund back in 7-10
days, service is free, di-
rect deposit to bank.
Contact the nearest
office to schedule an
ments will be on Tues-
days only. Bonifay area
call 547-3688; Chipley,
638-4520 ext 28; DeFu-
niak Springs, 892-3615.
County Chamber Annual
Membership Banquet is
.scheduled for Thursday,
April 9 at the Washington
SCounty Ag Center in
Chipley. A punch recep-
tion will start things off
at 6 p.m. with dinner at
The Spanish Trail
Playhouse will provide
entertainment with "A
Stroll Down Broadway".
Tickets are $25 per per-
son. Make checks pay-
able to Washington
County QChamber of
Those wanting to
attend should make res-
ervations early, as there
are only a limited num-
ber of tickets available.
Call the Chamber at 638-
4157 to make your reser-
The Florida Retail
Federation (FRF) is
for the 2009 Florida
for Leadership (ROYAL)
through Thursday, April
award recognizes out-
",'standiing retailers who
have demonstrated a
blend of sound business
practices with commit-
ment to their commu-
nities, customers and
can be made online at
FRF's Web site at www.
Anyone may nominate
a Florida retailer for the
2009 ROYAL award.
They may also submit
more than one. retailer
for consideration in
any given award year.
Previous nominees who
did not receive an award
may be nominated again.
must have a physical
presence in the o'pera-
tion and / or manage-
ment of a retail business
Upon being nominat-
ed, each nominee will be
sent an entry form that
must be completed and
returned to FRF no later
than Thursday, May 7,
The recipients will be
honored during a lun-
cheon held in conjunc-
tion with the University
of Florida's nation-
ally acclaimed annual
Retailing Smarter sym-
posium in Orlando,
Thursday, June 25, at the
Omni Orlando Resort
at ChampionsGate. The
will also be invited to
For more informa-
tion, please visit FRF's
Web site at www.frf.
org or "contact Brenda
Grindstaff, awards coor-
dinator, at 1-888-357-
,3824 or FRFAwards@frf.
Cadet scholarship sponsored by BOB
BONIFAY The Bank of Bonifay will sponsor one senior cadet from
Holmes County High School with a scholarship grant that will enable the
young man to continue earning college elective credits at the University
of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Sandy Spear and Bev Farley present-
ed a check to Cadet Captain David Duncan, which will pay for his sec-
.,nd college elective course at UCCS, earning him a total of four college
credits during his senior year at Holmes County High School.
V o BANK
Yu Klnow and Trust
In October 2008 we opened a true, hometown
community bank, and we've been growing ever since!
What makes it so special?
One South Bank stands alone as the only locally chartered and headquartered FDIC insured bank in
Washington County. It is financially strong and stable and delivers a full range of banking services including
loans and deposit products for personal or business needs.
The Directors and Management are people you know, trusted friends and neighbors who make decisions
locally about your financial matters, care about the things important to. you, and invest locally-earned dollars
here in our community.
One South Bank is staffed with qualified, experienced bankers who will listen to your goals and
provide solutions tailored to meet your specific financial needs. We provide small business, large commercial,
agricultural, real estate, home mortgage and all types of personal loans. Decisions are made quickly by people
you know who have funds available to lend.
Members of the One South Bank Board of Directors live and work in our community and are actively
involved in efforts to ensure its growth and prosperity for future, generations. Each Board member is also an
owner who has invested significant personal resources and'talents to establish a full-service community bank
catering to the financial needs of families and businesses in Washington, Holmes and Jackson counties.
One South Bank is proud to be your hometown community bank-
Local Owners. Local Management. Local Decisions.
Kim Davis Wilson, Director
President, CEO and Chairman
"One South Bank brings to Washington County
and its surrounding, communities the tremendous
benefit of a committed local board with q passion
for making a 'difference in the communities we
Andrew S.- Fleener, Director
Executive Vice President
Corporate Secretary, Senior Lender
"The timing of and vision for our local community
bank and the culture, economy, and growth
expectations for Washington County go hand-in-
Gabriel E. Berry, M.D., Director
"One South Bank will grow to become the bank
of choice for local residents and businesses, and I
look forward to helping it achieve the goals in our
Gary F. Clark, Director
"We want to build a bank that is' successful,
progressive, innovative, and a business that
maintains the highest level of integrity."
D. Ronald Davis, Director
"There is a need in our area for a locally-owned and
managed bank that understands the agricultural
sector of the economy."
Jenee Trawick Floyd, Director
"I would like to see a bank serving Chipley where
decisions are made locally and that is capable
of supporting and participating in the expected
growth this area will see over the next 10 to 15
Alfred D. Guettler, Director
"There is an urgent need in our community for
a bank that goes back to the personal touch . .
a personal bank with wise, but speedy decisions
made at the local level."
F. C. Wiggins, Director
"One South Bank will truly be Washington County's
only hometown bank with a significant investment
in funding the credit needs of the area to support
economic growth and development."
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm Friday 8:30am-5pm
Or by appointment at your convenience 850.415.6870
friends. neighbors. community-
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Tech Center continues to provide B..
programs to meet vocational needs ....
of the state of the econ-
omy the three challenges
facing the Washington/
Technical Center are
financial, job training
and growth potential,
according to Director
The problem is, it
appears that the need for
the vocational training
offered by the center is
needed more than ever.
"There has been an
increase in student
enrollment here," said
Smith. "This is because
people are loosing their
jobs and coming here
to continue their educa-,
The enrollment is
increasing, he said, but
the funding continues to
decrease. Even with the
budget cuts, he said that
the school is still keep-
ing a current training and
"We've risen to the
challenge and re-adjust-
ed to maintain the high-
est quality of education
for our students possi-
ble," he said. "We antici-
pate a 10 to 15 percent
reduction in funding by
the next year alone."
He said the next chal-
lenge would be finding
out what jobs will be
we face is preparing for
the job market a year or
more from now," Smith
said. "A year or so from
now the jobs that are
available now might not
Electrical wiring is one of a number of voca-,
tions taught at WHTC. FILE PHOTO
be so readily available."
Training for. a new
occupation or higher
training can last any
where from six months to
two years, he explained,
so they need to predict
what jobs will be avail-
able after the course of
their training. They take
data from job market
statistics and determine
if what they are training
for will have an opening
for students when they
Growth potential is
heavily impacted by the
economy, he said.
"With the increase of
students there is a great-
er need of growth, such
as facilities to accom-
modate more classes and
more teachers to instruct
those new students,'* he
"The problem then
lies with the incapability
to fund these new teach-
ers and classes and an
ever increasing enroll-
Smith -said he hopes
for the state of the econ-
omy bounces back soon.
"Don't get me wrong,
I hope that the economy
improves in the near
future," he said. "Even
now, you can't help but
to feel blessed to work
with so many exception-
al instructors and work
in such a wonderful area
with so much potential."
He said he felt for-
tunate to work in an
area that 'has such a firm
stand on the importance
of quality education.
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Hospitals still providing service in hard times
Starting with state re-
imbursement for Medic-
aid patients, Chief Execu-
tiv.e Officer of Northwest
Florida Community Hos-
pital Patrick Schlenker
went over what impact
the economy 'was having
on the hospital.
"This is a program
that, as it is'now, only
reimburses the hospital
a third of the patient's
medical expenses," said
Schlenker. "In compari-
son, for every dollar the
hospital spends, we get
66 cents back."
Because of the down
turn in the economy, he
explained, more jobs are
being lost and therefore
more people are coming
to the emergency room
for routine medical care,
such as the cold, flu and
"The third aspect af-
fecting the hospital, and
by far the most important
is even those organiza-
tions who pay us, such as
Medicare and Medicaid,
have been slow on their
payments," he said. "So
you have a business, you
have accounts receivable,
you've got reimburse-
ment there but the cash
just isn't coming in."
He said he understood
that a large reason for that
delay is because of the
difficulty the state is hav-
ing financially and even
the private organizations
are having trouble acquir-
ing the investments made
because a large number of
cardholders don't pay the
"What it boils down
to is that everybody is
hurting and we're going
to do everything we can
to lessen the impact," he
said. "We're all in the
same boat, but it's like a
boat with a small hole in
it; we're not sinking, but
we are taking on water."
continues to add services
and win awards. Recently
the American Alliance
of Healthcare Providers
(AAHCP) selected NFCH
for the Hospital of Choice
Award. AAHCP selects
25 hospitals per quar-
ter nationwide for this
recognition. The award
recognizes the most cus-
based on a review of the
facility's public commu-
nication and staff interac-
tion with customers. It
was one of three named
Hospital in Bonifay is
bringing in more special-
ists, including physicians
in pulmonary, dermatol-
ogy and gynecology.
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get other specialists," said
Public Relations Direc-
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tient Information Brenda
Blitch. "Our goal is six by
end of year in our medical
office building." This also
means expanded surgi-
cal services. "Each new
specialist will bring new
things," Blitch said.
There has been a
strong increase in patients
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Many returning to school for training in new specialties
of the large number of
labor lay-offs a good
percentage of the job-
less are .returning to
school to further their
education for trade train-
;ing and certification,
according to Marketing
and Grants Coordinator
"A lot of people are
taking this time of unem-
ployment to further their
education so that when
the job market does turn
around they will have
certification to better
their chances of employ-
ment," said Halley. "That
is where somiie of the dif-
ficulty comes in because
we have to determine
what the demands the
industry and workforce
will have by, the end of
For example: the sta-
tistics from the Florida
Agency for Workforce
Innovation map out pre-
dictions for the job posi-
tions that will be open,
the skill level required,
the introductory pay, etc.
"From those stats we
try to get students into
programs that will get
them directly into that
trade," she said. "We pro-
vide the technical, hands-
on training that certifies
them for that occupa-
training is as short as six
"Some times the job
requires only one spe-
cific skill and let's say,
Many workers are returning to school for retraining for new careers.
One area of growth is nursing. Here nurses graduate from the course at
Washington-Holmes Community College. FILE PHOTO
"A lot of people are taking this time of unem-
,ployment to further their education so that
when the job market does ,turn around they'
will have certification to better their chances of
Washington-Holmes Tech Center
for example, that skill is
brake work," she said. "If
Tommy, for example, has
went through automotive
and the first course "was
on brakes, he'd be ready
to go straight into that
job with what he had."
'Another example, she
said, was the unwaver-
ing demand for medical
staff, such as nurses.
to become a certified
Nursing Assistant are
only, 75 credit hours
and WHTC programs
extend all the way to
Patient Care Technician
"Each increase in
certification level is an
increase in level of pay,"
she said. "And I believe
when the economy
turns around, these jobs
are going to be in high
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CHIPLEY The changing times and chang-
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the workforce of the area is expected to change
over the next several years. The State of Florida
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throughout the state,including Workforce Region
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Tourism could provide economic growth for the area
and JAY FELSBERG
are mixed about the
future of local tour-
ism. While some are
concerned that torusim
would fall off due to the
sluggish economy, oth-
ers see "stay-at-home'!
vacationers as a medium
of growth for the area.
The biggest hit on the
state economy, according
to Washington County
Public Service .Director
David Corbin, to Parks
and Recreation is the
decline in tourism.
"With the economy
the way it is families are
having to cut back on
their vacations, and their
visits to the parks," said
"All of Florida relies
on tourism as a huge por-
tion of their revenue."
When visitors tour
Florida, he explained,
that every aspect of
Washington County is
"It's amazing how
many visit us for our
parks, go camping, fish-
ing and use our natu-
ral resources," he said.
"Even if they're just
going to Panama City,
a large portion of visi-
tors comes through
Washington County and
'when they do they buy
gas and supplies.".
He predicted that
even those who do come
down for vacation might
not stay long.
"They might go from
visiting a week to two
days," he said. "The lon-
ger they stay, the more
they'll spend on stay-
ing at our local motels,,
Volunteers are honored at Falling Waters State Park. The park offers a
beautiful setting to enjoy the out doors. FILE' PHOTO
shopping at our stores
and all of this effects us
and our county."
He said he wouldn't
know how much' of an
affect there, would be
until, the Fall, when most
of the vacationing visi-
tors venture to the parks.
"Right now they're only
thinking of vacation-
ing," he said. "I hope
About 80 percent of
the state revenue reduc-
tions are in 'sales tax
collections. It's down
because fewer tourists
are visiting the state and
Floridians are spending
less for everything from
automobiles to cloth-
ing, according to the
Others believe the
downturn in the econ-
omy could be a bless-
ing in disguise for local
"You know one rea-
son we have this many
people here today?"
James Sellers asked
Saturday at the first
even Down Home Street
The Washington County.Equestrian Center has
hosted rodeos, circuses and other events since
it was dedicated in 2007. FILE PHOTO
Festival. "They don't
have to spend the money
to go anywhere else."
Saturday may have
been a case-in-point for
locals deciding to enjoy
local events rather than
spend, money to travel
The Holmes Valley
Heritage Day in Vernon,
the EAA Fly-In at Tri-
County Airport, and the
Down Home Festival all
drew good crowds.
Nice weather helped,
but some local leaders
thought the economy
was also a reason. The
festivals were also a
big help to vendors and
organizations that pro-
vided concessions and
other items for sale.
"Things like this are
one way to grow our
economy," said Festival
President and Bonifay
Council Member Joann
Foxworth. "The vendors
depend on going out of
town to earn revenue.
This is good for Bonifay,
Holmes and County and
the whole area. It's a
way'to, make a living in
hard economic times."
Washington and Holmes
counties could see their
share of local tourism
grow 'in the next few
A large number of
county parks in each
county adds to the desir-
ability of the two coun-
ties as a low-cost, family
friendly place to enjoy
leisure time. State Parks
like Falling Waters and
Ponce de Leon Springs
are also excellent places
to enjoy the outdoors.
also boasts the eques-
trian center at Daniels
Lake, home of various
rodeos and other events.
'Legends and Lore'
Festival at, Falling
Waters this weekend
' CHIPLEY Bill
Maphis, president of
Friends of Falling
Waters State announced
the sixth annual Legends
and Lore Festival to be
held March 27-28. Free
admission from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m., both days.
This heritage event,
directed toward educa-
tion of the youth and
general public, is. an
opportunity to learn
about the history, leg-
ends, lore and crafts that
are a vital part of this
Exhibitors and volun-
teers are encouraged to
participate in preserving
and telling the communi-
ty's story, through crafts
Friday, March-27 is
devoted to area school
March .28 the festival
suggests a donation
toward the support' of
For full details on
the Legends and Lore
Festival and information
about Friends of Falling
Waters State Park, con-
tact Bill Maphis at 850-
638-8243 or visit www.
Florida has some of the most popular
beaches in the nation, including more than
100 miles of state-owned beachfront. Flor-
ida's system of state parks is the largest in
the, nation, with 160 parks covering 700,000
acres. Here are the top Florida State Parks
with beaches, ranked by the number of
visitors in fiscal year 2006, according to the
most recent department statistics:
*Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin,
*St. Andrews State Park in Panama City,
*John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in
Key Largo, 860,000 visitors
*Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach,
*Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key
Biscayne, Miami, 780,000 visitors
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back to the land? r s
Home agriculture could
be a trend back to tradition
CHIPLEY "It is
becoming more .and
more essential to save
money in every aspect
of life as much as possi-
ble," said Wayne Tharpe,
for. the Washington/
"Ini that respect the
nation will be .turning
more towards our. own
resources, such as indi-
viduals growing their
own gardens and crops."
Tharpe said in the
near .future more and
more people might come
to depend on agriculture
for most of their food
and fuel needs.
People buying their
own chickens for eggs,
cows for milk and plant-
ing vegetable gardens
would be a small-scale
start, he said.
Innovations in produc-
ing ethanol-based fuels
from certain crops may
also be another agricul-
tural path taken to con-
serve energy, help the
environment and boost
the agricultural industry.
Tharpe said one idea
he had was to use land-
scaping as- both decora-
tive and functional, such
as using fruit-bearing
"Not only are they
functional as a source of
food but most of them
have the most beauti-
ful flowers, such as the
orange blossom, and
smell absolutely fantas-
tic,", Tharpe said. "I had
also seen once where
corn stalks were used
decorate an area, and I
thought not only would
it serve as landscaping,
but it can also be produc-
According to the
Economic Impact Survey
Results from Florida's
Nursery & Landscape
Industry "the nursery
crops are one of the larg-
est agricultural commod-
ity groups in Florida,
along with fruits, vegeta-
bles and forest products.
Florida is a leading state,
ranked second only .to
California in the United
States in terms of overall
'In 2005, total sales by
Florida nursery, land-
scape service firms and
were $15.2 billion.
Sales skyrocketed in
comparison to sales in'
2000, growing by 54
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County Home Builders
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Four-laning of State 77 and 79 will be important regional transportation projects.
Widening highways cornerstone
of transportation improvements
The Florida Depart-
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(FDOT) has finished
several phases of expan-
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been held on proposed
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Work north of the
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The City of Vernon is
also experiencing major
changes. A considerable
amount of demolition
of property acquired by
FDOT has taken place in
Another major trans-
portation project that'
could be overlooked
is the rail spur for the
Washington County In-
dustrial Park. The spur
was funded by a grant
for "Project Pipe," a ma-
jor manufacturer being
recruited to Washington
County. The spur, how-
ever, could also be used
for other occupants of
The proposed toll
road planned for Wash-
ington County was shot
down last June by a 3-2
vote of the Washington
County Board of County
Commissioners. A large
number of citizens at-
tended public hearings in
May .and June, and many
who spoke expressed
their dissatisfaction with
the amount of informa-
tion presented about the
The planned road
would begin south of
Montgomery, Ala. and
cut just west of Dothan,
Ala. The road would then
go south parallel to US
231 to the Campbellton
area in Jackson County.
Plans presented in
showed the toll road go-
ing south through the
Alligator Creek area in
Washington County to
link with Interstate 10
west of Chipley. The
road Would be limited
access with just a few
interchanges and would,
provide a more direct
link between Alabama
and the new internation-
Counties in Alabama
affected by the toll road
have already given their
support for the project.
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Here's how Washington and Holmes County
schools fared in the Florida' Department of
Education's 2008 school grades report.
Holmes County 2007 2008
Bonifay Middle A A .
Poplar Springs School B B
Bethlehem School D: B
Ponce de Leon High C B
Ponce de Leon Elem. A B
Holmes County High B B
Bonifay Elem C A
Washington County 2007 2008
Kate M. Smith Elem. B C
Vernon High B C
Vernon Middle C C
Roulhac Middle B C
Vernon Elementary A A
Chipley High B D
forecast for state
Lawmakers got the bad
financial news most
were expecting last week
when state economists
said they now expect
general revenues to be
down about $1 billion in
the current budget year
and nearly $2.4 billion in
the next one compared to
estimates made just four
That gloomy Friday-
the-13th forecast will
throw the current bud-
get, which runs through
June 30, into a $706
million deficit. Also for
the fourth time in a row,
overall general revenue
is .expected to be lower
in the next budget year
than it was in the previ-
The Legislature. will
use the new estimates to
draft the 2009-10 budget
and modify the current
$65.5 billion -budget.
General revenues most-
ly sales tax account
for about a third of each
budget, 'but lawmakers
have little control over
other money that makes
up the rest of the bud-
It's largely federal dol-
lars for such purposes as
Medicaid and 'trust fund
collections that must be
spent for specific, pur-
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"As we anticipated,
state government reve-
nues continue to decline
and these new estimates
reflect that Florida's
to suffer," said House
Speaker Larry Cretul, R-
He said lawmakers
already have been comb-
ing the budget to identify
-potential spending cuts
Florida is expecting
about $13' billion in feder-
al stimulus money spread
over the current and next
two budget years, and
Gov. Charlie Crist has
proposed pumping $3.2
billion of that into the
current budget. It could
be more than enough to
wipe out the anticipat-
ed deficit depending on
how it is used.
Crist also has includ-
ed $4.7 billion in stimu-
lus in his proposed $66.5,
billion budget for 2009-
His proposal also has
a $2 billion cushion, but
that would still leave a
deficit of almost $400
million with the new
revenue estimate. -If the
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be carried over into the
The governor issued a
brief statement again urg-
ing lawmakers to make
full use of the stimulus
He also urged them
to approve an agree-
ment with the Seminole
Indians to pay the state
millions in exchange
for ,permission to add
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Numbers matter in business recruiting, and here are some of those used when businesses look at the area.
Median HH EBI
Change over 5 years
EBI = Effective Buying Income, a measure of disposable income. HH
Source: Demographics USA 2008 County Edition
where applicable and
in the areas of Medicaid,
Besides the general
revenue shortfall, law-
makers also are look-
ing at about a $1 bil-
lion reduction for the
2009-10 budget in local
property taxes that are
factored into the state's
school funding formula.
blackjack and other Las
'Vegas-style games to
Jeff Atwater, R-North
Palm Beach, said the
new estimate makes it
"clear that the federal
stimulus -dollars will not
solve .Florida's budget
deficit" but added that
lawmakers, "will deploy
the stimulus dollars
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The new estimate is
for $20.4 billion in gen-
eral revenue this 'year
- down from $24 bil-
lion last year -- and $20
billion next year.
The economists fore-
cast increases to $21
billion in 2010-11, $23
billion in 2011-12 and
$24.95 billion in 2013
event though they
reduced each of those
estimates by $3 billion.
The previous estimate
was off because econo-
mists did not foresee as
big a reduction in con-
sumer spending as actu-
ally occurred, particular-
ly during the holidays,
and they had expected
the national credit freeze
to thaw by now, but it
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8, Horizons 2009, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Local schools keep trimming budgets
State budget woes
mean less funding for
local schools ,andHolmes
County is no excep-
Gary Galloway, the
district staff and the
School Board recently
held a special- meet-
ing to discuss budget
options. They looked at
five of those options at
Tuesday's regular Board
The Board received
at its regular meeting
Tuesday night. The rec-
-Purchase no new
From page H1
we do not have avail-
able land with all of the
infrastructure in place,"
"We also need some
of these sites to be
large tracts. ,A couple
of available spec build-c
ings would also help to
enhance the marketabil-
ity of the two counties
"Both of our counties
and the cities 'have done
a great job of respond-
ing to on demand indus-
trial and commercial
growth needs but still
do not have excess util-
ity capacity to handle a
major industrial pros-
pect without having to-
make upgrades to their
"We are also limited
-on where this type of
.commercial and indus-
that come open and fill
where' possible with
*Use district and
school staff as substitute
-If retired teachers are
rehired, rehire them at
beginning teacher sala-
-Send a letter to all
on annual contracts tell-
ing them that some may
not be rehired after June
A complete list of
possible areas for bud-
get cutting is online at
Some ideas are
already bearing fruit.
trial growth can occur
due to the' limited'ser-
vice areas with water
and sewer within the two
"Most of the projects
we are able to develop
will require grant, and
loan money for the com-
munities to be able to
"This often adds
another element of time
into the total project that
is in many cases insur-
"One of the biggest
barriers to growth and
development has been
the permitting processes.
Not specifically with the
counties or cities but pri-
marily the storm water
permitting process. It
is not uncommon for a
small commercial devel-
opment to incur permit-
ting costs of 10-15 per-
cent of their total project
"When you add the
Using district staff to
help monitor FCAT
saved about $17,000. Of
about. 20 retirements in
recent years all but one
have been absorbed.
The Board has lost
almost $1.7 million in
state revenue over the
last year and could see
cuts of 10-18 percent
by June. The 'District
lost about $120,000
in Federal funding for
Reading First coaches in
County School District
has also moved to
reduce the budget as
major state cuts loom.
Sandra Cook laid out
some of the possible
cuts at the .Washington
potential additional costs
of mitigation, zoning,
impact fees and other
ments to the project it
can quickly change the
dynamics of a develop-'
City Councilman Roger
Brooks joined other offi-
cials in calling for more
"If we all work
through the difficult
times together we will
have success on the other
side," Brooks said.
"State help through
grants and stimulus
money would be a big
help we could sure use
"We also need to let
the people of the commu-
nity have some input."
Several of those inter-
,viewed also saw stimulus
money as possibly use-
ful, provided it makes it
down to the local level.
County Chamber of
*Absorb at least
10 of 18 retirees this
year to save. $669,400.
Absorbing all 18 would
save $1.2 million.
employees' work days by
10 to save $167,496.95.
employees based on 0-
5 years experience and
save $18-24,000 per
*Play varsity sports
on the same day rather
than separate travel.
eClose down schools
during Spring break and
4th of July holidays.
*Limit use of air con-
ditioning and heat in the
gyms as well as limit
Holmes and Washington
Greg Wood' and Pete
have noted that oppor-
tunities could be limited
for local communities
to get much stimulus
money they could use.
"While it may take
several months to deter-
mine exactly what is
included in the stimu-
lus bill, it appears there
may be funds for much
"If in fact the dol-
lars are appropriated for
worthwhile projects this
could have a positive
impact on development
projects in the future.
"I'm not saying the
stimulus bill was a good
thing, just that we may
see some benefits in
terms of infrastructure
Are real estate prices
on the turnaround?
The median sales price for homes in
Bonifay for December 2008 to February
2009 was $70,000. This represents an
increase of 15.7 percent, or $9,500, com-
pared to the prior quarter and a decrease
of 30 percent compared to the prior year.
Sales prices have appreciated 27.3 percent
over the last 5 years in Bonifay.
The average.listing price for Bonifay
homes for sale was $284,560 for the week
ending March 11, which represents an
increase of 8.7 percent, or $22,882, com-
pared to the prior week and a decline of 11'
percent, or.:$35,079, compared to the week.
ending, Feb 18. Average price per square
foot for Bonifay was $61, a decrease of
16.4 percent compared to the same period
Average price per square foot for
Chipley was $58, a decrease of 33.3 per-
cent compared to the same period last
year. The median sales price for homes in
Chipley for December 2008 to February
2009 was $105,000 based on 13 home
sales. Compared to the same period one
year ago, the median home sales price
decreased 38.2 percent, or $64,900, and
the number of home sales increased 0 per-
The average listing price for homes for
sale in Chipley was $274,704 for the week
ending March 11, which represents an
increase of 21.5 percent, or $48,554, com-
pared to the prior week.
Master Gardener program
The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volun-
teer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension
and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on
dedicated volunteers who have an interest in garden-
ing and in giving back to their communities.
The Florida Master Gardener Program got its start
in 1979. Florida Extension agents chose to maximize
resources by using a "learn and return" model, which
was based on the original Master Gardener program
developed in Washington in 1973.
Anyone interested in learning more about the
Master Gardener program, contact Washington
County's Horticulture Extension Agent /Master
Gardener Coordinator, Collin Adcock at 638-6180.
Northwest Florida Community Hospital (NFCH)
will become the only rural hospital in the Florida
Panhandle to station an Air Ambulance Helicopter
on its campus.
partnership with Air _
of Colorado, the
,largest provider- .
of air emergency
transport services in
the United States, NFCH President aidd.
:CEO Patrick A. Schlenker states "A readily available
on-site air ambulance helicopter will significantly
enhance the offerings of our Emergency Medical
,Services. Flight-certified medics and registered
nurses, in conjunction with the air'ambulance, ,
will significantly decrease.response time in critical
emergencies and.afford timely advanced life
support to the community'.
this service is available at NO COST to
Washington County or NFCH, and brings
approximately 25 new employees and over'three
million dollars in emergency medical equipment.
MRI now available
Offering the latest "
MRI/MRA applications 1
on Monday and
orthopedic studies, .
Greater access -same day appointments are
available; call 41'5-8111.
Quick report turnaround 'toyour referring
provider read. by certified radiologists.'
The typical patient benefiting from this
service is in need of a few extra days or weeks
'of continuous care.
The Swing Bed
Program is designe1d-to:
a. Improve quality of
Dr Facilitate a speedy recovery in a family
Therapies offered through this service:
Physical,. Occupational, Speech, IV, Wound
Call 415-8128 for more details.
Orthopaedic and Hand
Surgeon Joins NFCH
Dr. Brinson L.'McGowan will.be joining NFCH
as an'Orthopaedic Physician specializing in
Surgery of the hand. Dr. McGowan attended the
University of Miami and Florida State University
before receiving his medica!ltraining from
Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery
in Missouri. He is a member of theAmerican
Academy of Osteopathic.Surgeons and has
been a missionary doctor and surgeon in several
countries helping underserved areas for the. past
30 years. Dr. JVIcGowan will be located in the
Medical Office Building adjacent to Northwest
Florida Community Hospital. Call 415-8185 for
* Faster scan times for greater patient comfort. appointment.
NFCH Receives Hospital of Choice Award
Each year the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers evaluates
approximately 400 hospitals, for consideration of this Award. One hundred .aChoef
hospitals each year are recognized for a period of one year. The Hospital of .O-T.10
Choice Award is designed to find America's'most customer-friendly hospitals --
based on a secret review of a facility's public communication and staff-
interaction with customers. The application process requires a review of six
principal areas of:consideration including Standards of Conduct, Performance Management
and Improvement, Staff Development and Training, Systems of Communication, Good
; Citizenship, and Educational and Promotional Material available to consumers.
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Recodanized as one of Florida's TOP 100 Hospitals*
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* Only local critical access hospital with air
ambulance service to assist in critical medical'
situations in our rural area.
* Skilled Professional Care: RNs, LPNs. and
Paramedics trained to handle al.l types, of
o We have
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by Board Certified
i Close to Home and Convenient.
ER Physicians are board'certified and
trained in Pediatrics, Cardiac and Trauma
When compared to 25 of the best
performing Critical Access Hospitals:
nationwide NFCH had the shortest wait
time National average is 3-4 hours.
Diagnostic X-Ray and
Whether for a diagnosis or treatment,
we provide a full range of imaging services
including: CT scan, DEXA bone density scans,
mammography, ultrasound, general and -
vascular ultrasound, nuclear'stress testing,
nuclear medicine and diagnostic x-ray
procedures. Self,Referral Mammograms now
available. Call 415-8111 to schedule.
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