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rate goes up
ida's unemployment
rate is the highest
since April 1976, whep
the rate was also at 9.4
percent. The seasonally
adjusted unemployment
rate peaked at 9.7 per-
cent in January, Febru-
ary and March of 1976.
Holmes Cpunty is
ranked at 50th with an
8.2 percent unemploy-
ment rate. Washington
County is ranked at 28th
with a 9.7 percent unem-
ployment rate. Jackson
County is ranked 63rd
with a 6.9 percent unem-
ployment rate.
To help reinvigorate
Florida's economy,
Governor Crist recently
announced the infusion
of $165 million in fed-
eral economic stimulus
funds to directly benefit
job seekers and busi-
nesses. These funds
are to provide critically
needed training and
job placement services
including summer em-
ployment opportunities
for people and-assis-
tance for Floridians at
One-Stop Career Cen-
ters around the state.
Additionally nearly
$1.4 billion in fed-
eral stimulus funds are
available for Florida's
unemployment compen-
sation program includ-
ing benefits for unem-
ployment compensation
recipients. The agency
began mailing and elec-
tronically depositing an
additional $25 weekly in
federal stimulus funds
for qualified unemploy-
recipients last week.

Tony Stewart
enjoying his new role

Photos by JAY FELSBERG I The Washington County News
Heavy rains made driving a challenge on Jackson Avenue just east of Townsend Building Supply.

Winds and rain

High winds, t rnado acion down rees in ,W usu are
High winds, tornado action down trees in Wausau area

Managing Editor
WAUSAU The tornado
reported heading across
Washington County in
mid-afternoon and accom-
panying high winds took
down trees in the Wausau
area. Firefighters were
working on dirt roads to
clear trees.
Wausau City Clerk
Margaret Riley said there
was little if any damage
to the, town when the
storm came through, but
crews from Wausau and
Sunny Hills fire depart-,
ments fanned out around
town to Ben, Sylvania and
Ferguson roads to check
oh damage and clear
Power crews were out
as well repairing damage
to lines from the heavy
Lynne Jordan of Wash-
ington County Emergency
Operations Center said
more barricades were on
the way from Florida De-
partment of Transporta-
"The Washington
County Public Works
Department asks that
all residents stay off the

Irees were downed in the Wausau area.

roadways until the Road
Department and Emer-
gency personnel can as-
sess damage," Jordan
said. "Trees and down
power lines are covering
roadways in several areas.
Rains have caused road-
ways to be under water.
"The pains we have
been experiencing

throughout the day are
expected to continue into
evening hours -with the
potential for more thun-
derstorms and severe
The Choctawhatchee
River crested at 17.79 feet
Tuesday and was projected
to drop to little over 15 feet
by Saturday afternoon.

It is not know what ef-
fect a fresh storm front
expected to hit over the
weekend may have on the

Chipley flooding
Large sections of
Chipley were flooded





WestPoint Home

plant to close

within a year

Managing Editor
CHIPLEY- The Chipley
WestPoint Home plant will
close within a year. An an-
nouncement was made Fri-
day morning at the plant at
1056 Commerce Avenue.
The 340 employees
will be transitioned out
the year,
with some
semblance f
of distri- -
bution be-:" /
ing done
through Oc-
cember, ac-
cording to
Plant Manager Terry Ellis.
"It will take different
layers of time to work out
different processes," Ellis
Ellis said that WestPoint
Home .has struggled with
the market over recent
years like other textile
manufacturers. '
"It was a difficult deci-
sion/' Ellis said.
At its heyday just a few
years ago the Chipley plant
employed up to 900 workers
producing 250,000 pieces a
The current workforce
produces about 60,000 piec-
es a week.
"It's a tribute to the
folks at Chipley that we,
made it as far as we did,"
Ellis said. "There will be
a lot of wonderful people
looking for jobs.
"I just thank God for the
opportunity here over the
years," he said. "I trust He
has a plan and trust Him
with the next steps."

WestPoint Home's
heritage began almost 200
years ago with the startup
of J.E Stevens & Co., Inc.,
in Massachusetts, followed

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Chipley City Council set for next meeting

CECILIA SPEARS liable for unauthorized access,"
StaffWriter which are the electric road signs
cspears@chipleypaper.com designed to convey messages on
road construction, etc.
CHIPLEY Chipley City Council Local road signs were in dan-
held its regular workshop T'hurs- ger of being "hacked into" and
day evening and Ordinances No. their messages rewritten to mes-
891 and 892 were approved to sages such as "Zombies Ahead",
move on for the final readings at "Caution: Man-eating Elk," and
their next public hearing. some with profanity that has hap-
Ordinance No. 891 is regard- opened elsewhere.
ing an addition of an ordinance for The Council approved moving
automatic signage where the City the Ordinance for final reading
is "to hold the installer and owner as soon as there is conformation

that there is a-clause stating that
if hacking should occur; there can
be an immediate response to de-
activate the sign.
Ordinance No. 892 is regarding
the "abandonment of public right-
of-way and/or the street known as
9th Street."
It was agreed that the Police
Department would bring up a cur-
few for minors.
The Council also agreed to
look into a possible grant to finish
their project on building a local

skate park.
"I used to skateboard when
I was younger and I remember
it was a lot of fun," said Council
member Tommy McDonald.
"It would be great if we could
finish putting it together."
Next regular Council meeting is
April 9.
The next scheduled workshop
is for May 7 and the monthly coun-
cil meeting follows on May 14.
For more information contact
City Hall at 638-6350.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Higher learning: Kiwanis club hears of Chipola expansion

ris, Capital Projects and
Contracts administrator
at Chipola College in Mari-
anna pre-
sented the
program at
the weekly
March 24.
He cov-
LOUY HARRIS ered a wide
variety of
changes and improve-
ments at Chipola College
-with an emphasis on the
$29,000,000 new building

and major renovations
projects underway on the
campus. Included in the
current projects are new
buildings for Literature,
Health Sciences, a Per-
forming Arts Center, and
Workforce programs, as
well as major renovations
and upgrades for the Stu-
dent Center and Cafeteria,
Business Services, the
Administration Bldg., and
the historical home of the
Chipola Foundation.
Funds for these proj-
ects have been acquired
during the last seven
years through the Depart-
ment of Education and

allocations of the Public
Education Capital Outlay
(PECO) monies that are
partially funded from gas
tax collections and other
sources. Included in the
projects is an expansion
of the campus by some
40 acres to the northeast
towards River Forest and
Caverns roads. A new
road has already been
built and as the 40 acres
are developed a new main
entrance for the campus
will emerge through the
new acreage that will im-
prove traffic flows in and
out of the campus. A new
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Upsurge of Dental Caries in Children

S ..... few "'weeks
ago, in another local
newspaper, an article
was published on dental
caries, or cavities, for
which several local
pediatric dentists were
interviewed. The article
correctly pointed out
that there is currently an
upsurge of dental caries
in children.
In fact, this epidemic
of caries is not limited
to children, but affects
all the age groups of our
population. Teens and
young adults frequently
arrive at the dental
office with severe, and
sometimes devastating,
caries primarily due to
soft drink consumption.
Although older patients
do not usually practice
these destructive habits,
they are, more vulnerable
to root surface caries as
the periodontal (gum)
tissue has receded and
exposed the fragile parts
of the tooth to the acid
and bacteria in the oral
The shame is that
these sugar-related
caries are virtually
always preventable. An
understanding of the
nature ofthe relationship
between simple sugar
consumption and
caries is critical of the
prevention of caries.
Surprisingly, it is not
the amount of sugar
consumed, but the
frequency of exposure
to sugars that is the most
important causative


a person



the sugar causes the
pH in the mouth to
become more acidic.
Streptococcus mutans,
the bacteria primarily
responsible for .dental
caries, thrive in an
acidic environment.
Therefore when one
ingests sugar, the acidity
level generates ideal
conditions for dental
caries. The key factor
is that after sugar has
affected the acidity of a
persons mouth, it takes
45-60 minutes to return
to 'normal levels. This
means that if you ingest
sugar more than once an
hour, whether itis a soda,
throat lozenge, or piece
of chewing gum, you
create a continuously
favorable enviromnent
for dental caries.
Dental caries is one
of the most common
diseases known to affect
huinans and may always,
be so. However, you
can improve the dental
health of yourself and
your family by limiting
your sugar intake,
but more importantly,
limit the frequency
of exposure to sugary
snacks, soda, and fruit

Unfortunately,: the
availability of sugary
snack and drinks in our
modern world makes
prevention difficult.
However, there are
several simple tasks
involved irr caries
prevention, including
timely dental check-
ups, fluoride treatments,
and personal hygiene,
such as brushing and
We all like something
sweet at times, but
for a healthier dental
future, you should limit
sweet snacks and sodas
to meal times or non-
sugar drinks in between
meals. The frequency
of exposure is the most
important factor to
consider for preventing
the formation of caries.


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facility for both public and
college use will be com-
pleted in about two years
when the-new Performing
Arts Center opens. At a
cost of over $16 million.dol-
lars, the 65,000 square foot
center will have 656 seats
in the main hall, including
a special balcony.
Throughout the facil-
ity will be classrooms,
meeting rooms, rehearsal
space, and galleries for
displays of performing
The main hall and per-
formance rooms will be
acoustically tuned to maxi-
mize natural sound and the
main stage has a design
height of 70 feet that will
permit scenery and props
from large Broadway-style
shows. The facility will
have state-of-the-art the-
atrical lighting and sound
In response to a ques-
tion, Harris explained how
Chipola College came to be
one of ninecommunity col-
leges in Florida selected to
offer four-year degrees as
an experiment. These de-
grees are primarily in the
fields of education, busi-
ness, and nursing to sup-
port regional shortages of,
Of the 28 historic com-
munity colleges in Florida,
Chipola is the third small-
est and considers the se-
lection for the four-year
programs to be an honor
and recognition of the col-
lege's professional stand-

ing within the Florida edu-
cation system.
The Kiwanis Club of
Chipley has been providing
support to youth oriented
events and programs for
68 years and last year sup-
ported 36 organizations
throughout the county.
The club meets Tues-
days at Pattillo's Res-
taurant in the middle of
the Washington-Holmes
County Technical Center
(WHTC) at noon. For an
invitation to lunch, con-
tact any Kiwanian or call
Elaine Chadwell, Mem-
bership Chairperson, at

Mature driving
CHIPLEY Washington
County Council on Aging
and AARP are co-sponsor-
ing a mature driving class
Wednesday, April 16 and
Thursday, April 17, from 8
a.m. until noon each day.
The course will be held at
,the Esther Lodge at the
corner of Tracy and Michi-
gan Avenue in Bonifay.
This eight-hour course
was developed especially
for the senior driver with
.years of driving experi-
ence. It.is geared to se-
nior safety needs and
helping to compensate for
age related changes. The
National Safety Council
course reviews basic driv-
ing knowledge, new traffic
laws and introduces tech-

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niques to help offset the ef-
fects of the aging process
on driver performance.
This course is approved
by the DHSMV for a three-
year insurance premium
i eduction. Course fee is
$12 .for AARP members
and $14 for non-members.
There is no testing.
To enroll, call Debra at
Washington County Coun-
cil on Aging at 638-6217 or
Holmes Council on Aging
at 547-2345.

Habitat orientation
Habitat for Humanity
of Washington County will
hold a mandatory orienta-
tion meeting on April 16 at
5 p.m. in the First United
Methodist church on State
90 in Chipley. This meeting
is for anyone who wishes
to apply for Washington
county's sixth home.
Habitat is not a give-
away program. Houses are
sold to partner families at.
no profit and financed with
affordable loans. In addi-
tion to a down payment
.and monthly mortgage
payments, homeowners
invest hundreds of hours
of their own labor (sweat
equity) into building their
Habitat house. '
.For more information
on Habitat call Rebecca
Harris at 638-8376, Ayshia
Hatcher, 638-4555 or the
Habitat Thirst Store on
Mains Street in Chipley,

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PLANT from page 1

JAY FELSBERG I The Washington County News

An SUV goes through the water on South Boulevard in Chipley.

STORM from page 1

Thursday afternoon as the drain-
age system backed up from the
heavier-than-expected rain during
the day.
Streets around town flooded
as city crews were putting up bar-
ricades. Roads around First Bap-
tist Church were flooded, and the
church's buses were even in dan-
ger as the water rose rapidly.

Ebro update
The river was expected to crest
20.52 feet at Bruce just south of
Ebro by 1 a.m. Thursday according
to the National Weather Service
and drop to just over 16.5 feet by
Sunday afternoon.
Flood stage at the Choc-
tawhatchee River bridge in Bruce
is 13 feet and major flood stage is
16.5 feet. This will affect the Ebro
area and residents in low-lying ar-
eas are urged to take precautions.
Water was high in several loca-
tions Wednesday, including Howell
Bluff-Road just over the Walton
County line, Strickland Road, the
bridge itself (including private
Big Cedar Road), and Cedar Tree
Landing north of town on State 79.
The American Red Cross shel-
ter is open at the Vernon Com-
munity Center and Bob Pierce of
the Red Cross said that Salvation
Army mobile kitchens would han-
dle any feeding at the site.
Photos galleries and videos at AB
chipleypaper.com. More photos Ch
on page A4.. BE

JAY FELSBERG I The Washington County News
BOVE: A Gulf Power crew repairs the line on State 277 south of
LOW: Yards were flooded in the Wausau area.

by Pepperell Manufactur-
ing Company in Maine and
West Point Manufacturing
Company in Georgia.
WestPoint Home said
it is the nation's premier
manufacturer and mar-
keter of bed and bath home
fashions, including sheets,
towels and bath accesso-
ries, comforters and down
comforters, blankets and
throws, decorative pillows
and bedding accessories,
mattress pads, feather and
fiberbeds, and bed pillows.
Brands include Martex,
Baby Martex, Grand Patri-
cian, Utica, Chatham, Vel-
lux, Lady Pepperell and
several others.
WestPoint Home has
some 6,700 associates, 16
manufacturing facilities,
six distribution centers
and 30 outlet stores world-
The Chipley plant is
the only WestPoint Home
operation in Florida and
produces comforters, bed-

skirts, pillow shams, deco-
rative pillows, bedspreads
and other accessory prod-
ucts for the bed.
The Chipley plant
opened in 1983 as a new,
modern facility and since
then, the physical plant
has continued to grow and
The current plant was
built as a joint effort with
the city of Chipley in 2002.
Local government ob-
tained a grant from state
and federal agencies for
a new 50,000 square-foot
building that was origi-
nally leased for five years
by WestPoint Stevens. The
plant has since expanded
and the total facility is
450,000 square feet.
The joint effort also
enabled Chipley to obtain
funds for adding a road
that serves the industrial
park, thereby upgrading
the overall Chipley indus-
trial community.


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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Flooding in Washington County

The river came up to bridges at several locations.

The- aryville Town hall was protected by sandbags.

Griffin Street in Caryville was underwater.

Washinton Count

Nicole P. Barefield, Publisher
Jay Felsberg, Managing Editor
Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor
Brad Goodyear, Composition Supervisor
Zola Anderson, Office Manager
The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by
Florida Freedom Newspapers, Inc., 1364 N. Railroad Avenue,
Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley,
Florida. @ Copyright 2009, Florida Freedom Newspapers,
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reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed
permission of Florida Freedom Newspapers, Inc.

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Cowfords in Ebro suffered heavy weather.

Can't enough of the
insightful commentary
by Michael Reagan,
Bill Steigerwald, Tom
Purcelle and others? You
tan find
them all at

Henderson Street in Caryville was a river not a road. More photos and video at chipleypaper.com

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It's the middle of the night
and your phone rings. Your dog
has gotten out and was hit by a
car. What do you do? When our
kids or our significant other gets
sick or hurt we have a pretty
good idea of how to take care of
them. Unfortunately, most peo-
ple are not prepared to handle
these occurrences in our pets.
To help pet owners deal with
emergency.situations, April has
been designated as National Pet
First Aid Awareness Month.
Dr. Mark Stickney, Director
of General Surgery Services
at the Texas A&M University
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences says
that one of the most important
things that you can do for your
pet's safety is to have a relation-
ship with your veterinarian.
"It is absolutely necessary to
know if your veterinarian has an
after hour emergency service
and if not, who they recommend
calling in case of an emer-
gency," explains Stickney. "It's

also imperative that you can call
your veterinarian for advice on
what to do to help your pet until
you can get it to the clinic."
The two most common
emergency situations that a pet
owner should be prepared for
are poisoning and trauma.
"If you suspect that your
pet has eaten something toxic,
contact your veterinarian. They
may tell you to make it vomit by
feeding it hydrogen peroxide,"
states Stickney.
"While hydrogen peroxide is
generally harmless there are
some poisons that will actually
make things worse if the pet
vomits so it is important that
you contact your veterinarian
As spring and summer ap-
proach more and more pets will
be affected by snake bites. Dogs
are especially curious and tend
to get bitten the most on their
noses, faces and front legs.
"The area where the pet
was bitten will swell up very

quickly," states Stickney "Just
because there is no visible punc-
ture wound does not mean that
your pet did not get bitten."
If you think your pet was
bitten by a snake, stay calm and
takeit to the vet immediately.
Do not put a tourniquet on the
pet as this will limit the blood
flow too much and cause more
harm than good.
"If you are able to kill the
snake take it to the veterinarian
with you. If they can identify the
snake they will have a better
idea of how harmful the bite is,"
recommends Stickney.
It's not uncommon that a dog
or cat will suffer a traumatic
event such as getting hit by a
car, bike, or other vehicle. While
the animal might look ok'it is
good to have it checked out by
the veterinarian anyway.
"Trauma can be very deceiv-
ing. Most of the time it looks
better than it actually is and
'there is usually a lot of damaged
tissue on the inside," explains

The first thing to do if your
pet has been injured and is
bleeding is to put pressure on
the area to slow the blood flow.
Hurt dogs tend to bite so it is a
good idea to have a muzzle on
hand to use in this type of situ-
ation. .
"Your pet might be your
best friend, but when dogs are
hurt they may not remember
that,' notes Stickney. "If you
have a big dog, I would also
recommend that you have a dog
stretcher. They make it much
easier to move large injured
Less severe incidences such
as minor cuts and scrapes are
fairly common and can be han-
dled much like you would treat
"Make sure that the cut is
as clean as possible," states
"I would riot recommend put-
ting antibiotic cream anywhere
your pet can lick it off. This just

causes more germs to get in the
wound. If the cut is on an area
they can't lick than something
like Neosporin will be fine."
While there are a lot of ways
that you can help your pet with
simple first aid techniques, you
will probably never have to use
"The reality is that the
chance that CPR will help your
pet is very low," says Stickney.
"The good news is that this
means there is very little reason
you would have to put your dogs
face in your mouth."

Pet Talk is a service of the
College of Veterinary Medicine
Biomedical Sciences, Texas
A&M University. Stories can be
viewed on the
Web at http://tamunews.

Suggestions for future topics
may be directed to editor@cvm.


Five Points Crime

Watch to meet

The Five Points Crime
Watch meets the fourth
Thursday of each month
at 6 p.m. in the Five Points
Recreation Center. For
.,more information, contact
Henry Day at 535-2657.

Annual membership
CHIPLEY The 2009
Chamber Annual Member-
ship Banquet is scheduled
for Thursday, April 9 at
the Washington County Ag
Center in Chipley. A punch
reception will start things'
off at 6 p.m. with dinner at
The Spanish Trail Play-
house will provide enter-
tainment with "A Stroll
Down Broadway." Tickets
are $25 per person. Make
checks payable to Wash-
ington County Chamber of
Those wanting to attend
should make reservations
early, as there are only a
limited number of tickets
available. Call the Cham-
ber at 638-4157 to make
your reservation.

Special clinic day
CHIPLEY Washington
County Health' Depart-
ment, 1338 South Blvd., is
offering immunizations
and Kindergarten physi-
cals to Washington County
,residents at no charge to
the parents.
A special clinic day has
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Jimmie Johnson testifies at tax

trial of Castroneves on Monday
NASCAR champion .ments when Castroneves was
Jimmie Johnson was the lead- hired by Penske Racing in late
off defense witness Monday 1999 .Prosecutors say the deal
in the Helio Castroneves tax illegally avoided U.S. taxes
evasion trial, testifying that a on $5 million
lawyer who is also charged in of the Penske
the, case has a sterling reputa- m o n.e y ,
tion in the motorsports world. which. first
Johnson, a three-time was 'ear-
Sprint Cup winner, said marked for a
Michigan lawyer Alan Miller Panamanian
.has many clients in NASCAR shell corpo-
and the Indy Racing League, ration and
a circuit where the Brazilian- then wound
born Castroneves' is a top upin a Dutch Johnson
driver. Both Castroneves and de ferred
Johnson have received fman- compensation account.
cial guidance from Miller. Johnson, 33, said Miller --
"Alan's reputation is about a former professional football
honesty. His character is sec- player and former NFL
*ond to none," Johnson testi- Players Association lawyer --
fled in a.l0-miniute appear- has represented him for about
ance. "He's given me ,great 12 years and came widely rec-
advice." ommended by racing industry
Miller, 71, is charged with leaders.
conspiracy and- tax evasion "I needed help to grow in
for allegedly helping my career. Alan was that guy
Castroneves, 33, and the dri- for me,"' said Johnson, who
very's business manager-sister, won his 41st career NASCAR
35-year-old Katiucia, avoid race Sunday at Martinsville.
U.S. taxes on some $5.5 mil- Castroneves also does not
lion from 1999 to 2004. All owe. U.S. taxes on the $5 mil-
three face more than six years lion sitting in the Dutch
in prison if convicted., account because he has not
Prosecutors rested their yet received it, Srebnick said.
case Monday after four weekS Prosecutors claim the taxes
.of testimony, much of it were owed because Penske
focused .on Miller's role in was ready and able to pay
handling financial arrange- Castroneves.

Paul Menard
Place Owner D
33 Teresa Earnhardt J
34 Joe Gibbs JI
35 Max Jones P
36 Kevin Buckler C
37 Chip Ganassi -
S38 Detrich Mateschiltz S

On the

Driver: Paul Menard
Owner: Max Jones
Points: 356
Points out of 34th: 23
Points ahead of 36th: 3
)river Points
ohn Andretti 455
oey Logano 437
'aul Menard 414
David Gilliland 411
Aric Almirola 387
cott Speed 386

Taming of the

Tony Stewart

is enjoying

his new r0 le

SIs Tony Stewart bouncing
around like Tigger? -
No, and he is not roaring
like he has been known to do
at times either.
Stewart, who went from'
driver to owner/driver when
he formed Stewart-Hass
Racing, has been 'a rather
pleasant surprise this season
as he is currently seventh in
driver and owner points with
his Office Depot/Old Spice
.Chevy Impala SS, while
teammate. Ryan Newman is
starting to put things togeth-
er after a rather slow start
this season.
SAmazingly, things
seemed to have clicked right
froh the beginning for
Stewart, who before this sea-
son spent 12 years and two
Sprint Cup Series
Championship seasons driv-
ing for Joe Gibbs Racing.
"I don't think any of us
knew exactly when this
organization was really
going to start hitting its
stride and start clicking,"
said Stewart. "But it has
right off the bat from
Daytona. I mean, obviously
with Ryan's side, we had
four weeks of bad luck in a
row before he got on track,
but he's had a seventh and
sixth place run consecutive-
ly. We had three eighth place
runs in our first four races.
"I feel like we're really
getting on track. I think it's
clicked a little sooner than


Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR
Tony Stewart signs an autograph for a fan prior to climbing into his car for the
Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

we all anticipated it would."
The big concern is will
ownership .make Tony a
nicer and gentler tiger when
he gets riled.up?
"Not at all. I mean, I
think, if anything,'it's made
me feel like I could get
involved in them if I chose
to," said Stewart. "I think I
focus more on what I got to
do to work with a new crew
chief during the weekends.
The last couple of years
we've been a little better,
with the exception of the
Goodyear controversy last
year, and that wasn't in an
effort to get in a debate with
them as much as it was just
a response to try to get 'em
to make something better.
"It's been easy to kind of
stay out of controversy.
We've got enough stuff to
keep us busy that I think it's
a little better to put it all in

perspective and realize that
some of those controversies
aren't worth the time and
Some of Stewart's suc-
cess has been that he bought
into an established team.
Would he have even tried to
start his own team from
scratch like Michael
"With (David)
Reutimann and Marcos
(Ambrose), they have had
two great'weekends in a
row. It's been easy to see the
improvement there," said
Stewart. "I can't honestly
imagine building an organi-
zation from scratch. If we
had to start from scratch, I
don't think we would have
tried to take that kind of task
"We got an opportunity
to come into an organization
that already had pieces in

place; it was just a matter of
getting the right people in
the right places."
This week the question is
will Stewart's success at
Atlanta translate to a suc-
cessful weekend at Texas
since both tracks kind of
look the same.
"They're night and day,
in all honesty," said Stewart.
"I'm not sure that everybody
realizes, even though if you
looked at the top of the
tracks, they are shaped
almost identical. But Texas
is built quite a bit different
than Atlanta is and
"What most people don't
realize is the bottom of the
racetrack, the apron, is
payed all the way to the
inside wall. That's different
to what you see at Atlanta,
Charlotte, and some of these
other places."

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a Florida banking
GAZAGNAIRE, and if de-
ceased, his unknown
heirs, devisees,-creditors,
grantees and all persons
claiming by, through,
under or against him,

Lot 51, Black A of Payne
Lakes Phase Two,
according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page(s) 236, of
the Public Records of
Washington County,
Ant person claiming an
interest in the surplus from
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WITNESS my hand and
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Foreclosure dated this 31
day of March, 2009 in the
above-styled cause. I will
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the following described
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Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: L. Mashburn
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As published in the
Washington County News
April 4,11, 2009.


7 1 00 0 0 3220 3230
WASHINGTON COUNTY following to DAG Archi- B&B Furniture 1342 North Moving Sale. Thurs. &
SCHOOL BOARD teds fic.: (Attention: Alex RR Avenue, Chipley. We Fri. Tools, plants, furniture,
Notice is hereby given that Gacic). pay cash for clean, quality housewares. 678 4th St.,
the Washington County Company name and con- furniture. 850-557-0211 or Chipley.
School Board is, seeking tact person. PETS & ANIMALS MERCHANDISE 850-415-6866. Ask tor
proposals from qualified Mailing address and e-mail ... .A Pasco or Carolyn Multi Family Yard Sale;
construction management address. 3100- Antiques Saturday, April 4th, 8a.m.,
services for the renovation Telephone and fa nu-3120- Arts cs 392 Hwy 77, Chipley.
of ESE classrooms and re- bers with area code. 3130- Auctions Handmade jewelry, furni-
stroom remodeling at the Proposals must include all 2100 3140 -Baby Items 3230 ture, clothes, toys, dishes
Vernon Elementary the information required by '3150 Building Supplies r - I----- and much more.
School, 3665 Roche Ave- the RFP documents. The RLWRD- small ed 3160 Business $$ MAKE EXTRA$$
nue, Vernon, Florida. teRREWARD: small red Equipment Huge Yard Sale, Saturday, April 4th; 8-12.
nue, Vernon, Florida. Washington County I ror irlong hair mixed I 3170- Collectibes MayHuge Y@Waurd Sae, Saturday April 4th 8-12.
Required construction SchoolBoard reserves the ,breed, pink cllar & 3180-omputers ossumPatace Corner of South Blvd. &
management services may right to reject any and all tags, name Cupid, .3190- Electronics alto reserve ur Hwy 77, across from Tom
include, but are not limited proposals or cancel the needs meds. Lost in 3200- Firewqod atorryo Thumb Clothes, games,
to: solicitation and review project prior to execution IBethlehe area nearOn tools, electronics & more.
of construction bids, ad- roect prior to execution IBethlehem area near 3220 Furniture 535-9603 or 535-2766. I tosecrni mre
of construction bidracts, ad- of contract. Monroe Paul Road & 3230 Garage/Yard Sales Vendors Welcome.
ministration of contracts, Aspublished in the Wash- Hwy 177. 850-547-0742 3240 Guns L' iI --a Tharp & Sons Mini Stor-
submittal review, request ington County News - 3250 Good Things to Eat 9 Mile Community Yard age. Chipley, South of n-
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construction scheduling, 2009 3270 Jewelry/Clothing Sale, April 4th, 7 a.m. until, Having disposal sale, Sat-
coordination of construc- 3280 Machinery/ 5 miles south of New Hope urday, April 4th,
tion work, daily logs, in- 2110 Equipment & 8 miles north of West- urday,
'voice reviewk, and other du-2110 3290- Medical Equipment villa, FL, on Hwy 179-A 8:00am-Until. To many
voice review, and oothesdu- Free Dog. Pit Bull & Lab 3300- Miscellaneous items to mention. Great
ties required o a proes- 1 iiO mix. Very friendly. 3310 Musical Instruments 1239 Court Ave., Chipley. deals. Everything must go.
sional construction mn- 3596723320 Plants & Shrubs/ Saturday, /0
agement firm. --- 15-6 Supplies Saturday, 4/4/09. Doors,
The projectwill beadmin- COLOR SELLS! 3330- Restaurant/Hotel wood heater, 3ton H/C YARD SALE. Saturday,
istered through the Wash- 'Get Your Classified Ad 3340 Sporting Goods unit. Lots of things to pick April 4th. 8am-until. 2784
ington County School in 3350 Ticiets (Buy &,Sell) through. 638-4266. Summer Drive. 2.5 miles
ington County School .In 2130 South of Rainbow Store on
Board Facilities 'Depart-' COLORI. I For Sale: Guinea Fowl Friday, April 3rd & Satur- Hwy 77. Furniture, books,
ment. Call now for details for hatching. day, April 4th. 808 1st clothing, wheelchair,
Request tor proposal for I and be notIced! eggs for hatching.
Request for proposal for andnagi 850-956-5090 .3100 Street, Chipley. Baby walker, etc., 13 inch TV's,
construction management 638-0212 items, clothes (all sizes), dishes, twin headboard,
services for the renovation or Goats for Sale: All kinds ae B antiqes furniture & lots more. bet inens, whatnots.
stroom remodeling at the L a yearlings, call collectibles, gold, silver, age Sale. Something for everyone
Vernon Elementary School 850-547-1081 Wesellby dinnerware, collections, Garage Sale. Sat., April
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Washington County 850-638-7304 ing Hills Circle in Chipley. 4/4, 8 a.m. until. Large 3
r"a h 150 aLots of great stuff! family, furniture, appli-
School Board, 652 Third Gulf Coast f ances, misc. 516y, furniture, appli-
Street, Chipley, Florida Single White Christian LARGE ABANDONED anes, s. 6 W Kan-
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Monday the 13th of April, Marriage minded. Wants Celebration 1 Saturday, April 3rd and
2009. children. Seeking single 3150 4th. 8:00AM-5:00PM. Lo- Yard Sale: VFWSlocomb,
The RFP documents may white Christian Male, 36 to cated on the bypass AL Saturday, April 4th, 7
be viewed at the DAG Ar- 40 years of age with same Horse Sh Steel Building Pkg (Maple Avenue) Geneva, till3 p.m.
chitects Inc. office at 1223 desires. If interested M i 18x21 Door & Anchor Bolt AL. Near Courthouse.
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For Sale: 20 HP tkti ncsf kg a Local Title Company Washer/Dryer, CH/A, car- pets. 462 Martin Luther rent. Call 373-8922. in Chipley. Lounge w/I 125,000 miles. $3500.
ConvertAPhase come by Boniay office to seeking Experienced s* port, water, garbage. King. $500 month, $500 For Rent: 3BR/2BA mobile I beer license. Was 535-0944.
Converts single phase to3 ick u aplicatons Real Estate Title Re Smoke free environment, deposit. HUD Accepted. home, central heatand air. Barber Shop. Effic off
phases $1500.00 call 547 app6cato searcher. Fax resume RA ESTATE FOR REf No pets. Very clean. $500 850-326-2920. Bonifay 850-547-5628 the back. %/ block from
547-1001 for details to 850-547-9597 or call e 6 Busness/ mo, $400 deposit.IHwy 90. Walk to Hwy8160
Fr - - - 850-547-2025 for more Commercial 850-638-1272. Mobile Home for rent; 77. $60,000. Walk to H
Heathcare info. 6110 Apartments 2BR/2BA, water/sewer and AJ Realty & Referrals. 2005 Honda Road/Street
6120 Beach Rentals 3BR/2BA Large Country 6170 lawn service furnished. 3 1 850-638-3514. Shadow Spirit Motorcycle.
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I sMarianWananted Teacher with 40 6140 House Rentals home in Alford. $650 1-BR Mobile Home for miles east of Vernon on Pi- $5,000. Can been seen at
RN Cas Manager anted eacer w 6150n Roommate Wanted month. 3BR/1BA in the rent 2-2BR Frame Houes oneer Rd. 850-638-9933 or Community South Credit
EquOpportuny Mystery Shoppers, get S. Bl h S, C leyin onfHousesoneer Rd. 850-638-9933 or Co mmunity South Credit
S330 1 Apply/Malto: I1 & '2 Year old class. 6 in 0mo, 1000 Homte/Lot of otton e. for rent. Call 638-4273 or 325-233-9224, or Union, 1044 Hwy 90 E.,
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rience Has references. For iwww.covenanthospca Renqtas custom 2 bie Home, good Mobile Homes for rent. 11/2 + acres, partly FOR SALE. 2002 Suzuki
moe n or around yomur rla Etea p t n R s 85a -4BR H e in Cip ocato in hipley.m o Single & Doublewide. cleared w/2 homesites, 2 GSX R-1000. After market

n 3Asodava COVa Cal8 52313 Office Space or rent in th ackr location in Chipley. Nor ,
one Expeienced and A- -85 BR/1BA Brick home for ets 850-638-440. Water sewage included miles south of 1-10, Hwy paint job. Minor scratches.
35years experienced. G 610-8- .85I4100 C 6 8O 1 up, fenced yard, smoke 2BR/11/2BA Large Trailer Mobile Homes in Cot- 850-849-5280 Anytime $5,500.
850 aer 8 363,nd Great FT Benefitsl Other Officespaceforlease free environment, no pets. furnished. Out side city todale Sap d, s 2007 Artic Cat 700 EFI.

s85 06 -3 i 63 HOCKERS s e fo 0 50 deposit.m4 3 l 74 posit G $ 300-00 5 e 5 5555 or
850-849-2543. I Drg-Free Workplace I 1240 S Blvd (Corner of $700/mo. 850-638-2165. limits. Smoke free environ- lea E of Chipley 3br, 2ba on Buddy Rd One 10 ac-Sno ke ad with gorilla
o $70m.ae2Equal7Opportunity, Hel wh g ment. No pets. $450esEofodrt wheels with ga-
3-89 uws er h et SBlvdthSt),ment. No pee. $ & 2br, 2ba; avail. Total acres & One 13 acres on tor tires. After market
E l p potn it y y 73BR/1BA Home in Bnay month plus deposit elec. (850)-258-4868 or Gainer Rd. Owner c cutch kt Rdiator moved.
Said to shopl Retai/dining p$750/mo, 1000 sqcft.,3 for rent. $550 a month 638-1272. k
Experienced Lovingl establishments needH un- offices, 1 reception, 1 $400 security. Call 8e50 2 0 9 8 8 4 7 1 A ue infocllt bl- Price, $5i500. Call
Caregiver. 10 years expe- APPLY ONLINEI I derercover clients to judge bath, kitchen, parking 850-547-1001. 2BR/2BA $550/month. 14 www.charloscountryliv- ton Peel@850-638-1858. (850)258-0096 for nore
arienc. Has references. For p wwwcoenanthospi-e. quality customer service. lot, hardwood firs. mile from Chipl y McDon- ing.com 8nto
more information call org Earn up to $150. a day. 407-616-6890 3-4BR House in Chipley. alds. st and last month's Nice 2BR MH. CH/A, utility
S850 -299-563 I o Call (888)-523-1013. n e GIreat location. $625 -rent plus security deposit room, covered orches/L. 71- 0
850-415-6636. Also aval- I can be a very crativeffice Space for ent in month. Call 638-836-37460.oer o 850-258-0996

0-portunty for the right individu- 850-638-3306. This newspaper will not 3BR/2BA, All electric. 7oo -wn0 i rt viation
ble for cleaning houses. H O S P I C E t nDunn Building, 3 private No pets. $47Referenc5 a re- Cap
ii nurlMsi. N oiey offices, carpet, heat/air, For Rent: BR/1BA home In secre seti. $o
S b-u, I F ,i h -3 I' 2nd floor, privacy. $350. in country setting. 4 miles quired. Call 638-4857. month. 535-9672. 100x100 city lot. 24x30 14 foot thick aluminum
TrackerWork., CandoL ---I Call Dutch 850-579-2821. NW of Chipley. No inside 2BR/2BA Mobile Home Very clean 2BR MH, 2 2 blocks from Bonay Mid- Hmorat. .Good condition
mesfront end loader at 112 pets. Central Htg & pe /C. for rent. No pets. $400 a pretty acres, Wausau. die school. $47,300.00, $350.00. 850-548-5555 or
bush hogging; dishing dirO I y T $475 month $450 deposit month plus deposit Gated, private,' looks Call 850-373-8946g $e
leveling; pushing g small hearing impaired is 850-260-3026 $139900 OBO. Lowered 850-547-2017 89 Ford Probe. Looks
ees; cut grass, not e News Heald is, cooking for 1 Bedroom apartment up- Publisher's l2or Ret in3B A dou-nt 5 (314 22 H S .

throat. I s month. Deposit required. n ,lewide.in Bonifay.Nol ForSale.3BR/2BAHome. Warranty, full power, re-
Ou rcan call Luther Moore M-F o (850)-326-2412. 8 miles n Pets, cell # Large -lot, iniChipley City mote alarIn, cruse, AM-FM,
Loaders. One Excavar. I dependent Contractors to sell living room, dining room. Hope area. $500 a month,
N. ntwater sewage, garbage All real estate advertising in $300 deposit. Fisherman Boat
No job too small newspapers. at the-'trltl- I included. $425.00 month. this newspaper is subject to 850-918-7876 or535-0665. Fisherman Boat
Sections of Hwy 79 and Hwy 90 1 850-547-5244 the Fair Housing Act which 34' 1983

3-89. Sundy n s ils.,s t i / ic l uded $4T2.t0 Rent3BR/2BAhwthspossiw s c td show by appt8 Only59- t g5err6i5c 36.foot Damon Intruder
Wa4100ned:. a d the in -. 1 BR Apartment oin makes it Illegal to advertise 3BR/1BA MH for rent. M l
Want4130 E Jp enk cres land. RentB for fenced ac re oence, limitation Hwy 90 W., 4 1900 sq. feet, large dog 202 Pontiac Twin 8a2 Detroit Die,
Inormaion n or discrimination beaased on amount R a h,c- n 7 0 ms. $4,250. wll sells, Fly Bridge, Out
farm and golf carden equip I ons of y 77and wy in Ndpets. 638-4640. race, color, religion, sex; deposit $250; electric de- ESTAT FOR SALE 8100 -Antque & Collectibles Riggers, Diesel Genera-
ment, satellite for free. I Chipley. BR/BA two-toy p handicap, familial status or sit$200. Also have large 7180- Homes Cs o (new) frill cabin
ment, satellite for free. I i $0for rent. No pets. 6 1 national origin or an inten- e $300. monh e ma eras. ll s 81201 illac 4 ea eical reasons. Many,
wil pick I C 850-258-521 ti, to make any such pref- house for rent; needs lots 7110 e o each Home D 13 n Truc1ks 0 Man, Many extra
i.850-547-00 orollI 8 2 eretnce, limitation or di s- of repair. Call for details. Property 8140 -Vans. $2 Call Roy @ 85 -4o
4 00. 6388220 850-956-3094 Leave message. 850-535-2680 ladder, Bottom and
850-326-5329 LARGE 3BR/1BA over 960 crimination" Familial status 850-443-3190. 7120- Commercial 815- Commercial
This is Sunday only from ap- I sq. ft. $650, S/D $400. includes'children under the 7130- Condo/Townhouse 8160- Motorcycles Zinc's good. Runs
.'IA .. i Downtown Chipley, con- age of 18 living with parents 3BR/2BA, $/4 mile from 7140 Farms & Ranches 8170 AutoParts Good! Will Trade! Ask
proximately 8 A.M. uil I nto n e n- or legal custodians, preg- Bonifay Elem School. On 7150- Lots and Acreage &Accessories ing $39,000 OBO At
venient ocatin. Rnt in- nantwomen and people se- Hwy :177A, entrance to 710- Mobile HomesLots 8210- Boats Panama City Marina slip
arou d 12 P.M1. I cludes stove, refrigerator, curing custody of children mobile home park. Call 7180-Watersront 8220- PsonalatWec at
3 This can be a very lucrative op- I city water, sewer, garbage. under 18. 547-3746. 823o- Sailboats
SSorry no pets or HUD. I 5473746. Property 8240 -Boat & Marine or 850-258-0996
t 850638-3306.This newspaper will not 3BR/2BA, All electric.710Out-of-Town Suppls
LESSONS opportunity for theright individu- ry Real Estate 8310y- Aircraft/Avialion
LESSONS AVAILABLE: RIGEWOODAPART- knowingly accept any ad- Stove; refrigerator, W/D 7200 Timeshare 8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles ,
Limited space. Pianba vertising for real estate hookup. No pets. $475a 8330 -Campers& Trailers
tar, Bass Drums, Banjo, tI* I "t. ..y -I MENTS which is in violation of the month, $475 deposit. 8340 Motorhomes 8330
Mandolin, Violin, Flute. I Stop by The Washington Co t I 602 S.. Weeks St. Bonifay law. Our readers ard hereby 638-0560850-7743034. CrossCountry G.M. 32'"
Open Mon-Sat. I Newsoffice on a Ave Efficiency, 1 bdrm and 2 informed that all dwellings C38056 Motor Home, Runs good,
SCovpengton Musicat. News office o iRaaioad Ave I bdrm, Clean, safe, afford- advertised in this .newspa- Circle J Mobile Home Chipley, 2/3BR; 2BA ,like nice, low mileage. Looks
Downtown Th Cunty I ablehousing, CALL FOR per are available on a equal Park in Chipley, 921 N 2 nd ad new, beautifullot 8110 great. Everything works.
Chipley. hipley or The Holmes I DETAbeyuiLS: (0 7 F opportunitybasin. Ton in/o
850-638-5050. I .I DETAILS: (850)557-7732 opportunity basiis. To crmn St.; & Graceville 5262 w/pond on 3 acres. Only 1998 Ford Escort Zx2, 2 Large generator. $5,500,
Tim s office at 112 E. Miginia plain of discrimination call
Times office at 112 E. irg ia HUD toll-free at AlabamaSt.2&3/BRnits 45 mins. to Panama City door, green color, sunroof, sell or trade.
Ave.in Bonifay to fill ut an 1-800-669-9777. The for rent, starting @ $350 Beach. Ownermayfinance cool air. Good Condition. 95 Ford Custom Van..
..... Ave..inBo tofill Out n 17W .toll-free number for the per month. For info call or give$10;000 cash back. $3,000.00 Call Nice, runs good. $3,000.
I applicaion I 6140 hearing impaired is 850260-3026 $139,900. OBO. Lowered 850-547-2017 89 Ford Probe. Looks
aplI 2BR cabin 1IBA, no pets. 1-800-927-9275. gret, runs good. $1,500.
$400 month, 1st, and last r R B 50K. (314)3463303. 2002 Hyundai.Sonata. Call 415-7192.
Sc I month. Deposit required. I blewide. in Bonifay. No I For Sale. 3BR/2BA Home. Warranty, full power, re-Cal4579
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4100. Hel W e I. ," I Chipley. Two story with Rent 3BR/2BAwithpossi- mobile homes in Boniay. Spit level brick home buy!. 850-638-8652. Motorhome, lnw miles,
410 Help wantd basement on Blue Lake. 6 ble purchase option, one Call 850-547-3462.Spilelbrc ho
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I. $1000 permonth with Great room, breakfast For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mo- run, new cabinets & cr- new. 79,000 iles. $4,250. will sell for $30,000. due to
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Volume 2 Number 4 Washington County, Florida April-May 2009

County has advantages to get through hard times
Washington County News .

Despite high unemployment,
Declines in the housing market, and
problems in credit markets, Wash-
ington County has advantages that
should get it through the hard times.
"Our area has not been hit as hard
as some others across the state in
terms of job losses,"
said Gary Clark,
chairman of the
Economic Develop-
ment Council for the
Washington County
Chamber of -Com-
merce. "Our high
percentage of gov-
ernment employ-
ment has buffered Gary Clark
us from some of the Chairman
Preliminary un-
employment numbers for February,
recently released from the Florida
Agency for Workforce Innovation,
rank Washington County 28th among
67 Florida counties with unemploy-
ment of 9.7 percent. This almost
doubles February 2008's rate.
However, it beats No. 1 ranked
Flagler County facing 14.2 percent
unemployment, and is slightly ahead
of the state average of 9.4 percent.
Florida is facing its highest unemploy-
ment:rate since April 1976 and has
consistently exceeded the national
average since December 2007, ac-
cording to the AWI.
"As a region we don't typically
see the large upswings but at the



The most recent riajor development is the Lewis A. Bear Company

same time do not get hit as hard in
the downswings," said Clark. "Con-
sequently, as the market'begins to
recover and as credit markets are
loosened we should see movement in
real estate, construction and develop-
ment early in the recovery."
A number of new small businesses
have opened in Washington and sur-
rounding counties, and small business
provides most of the entry-level jobs
in the nation.
SThe most recent major develop-
ment is the Lewis A. Bear Company,
a beverage distributorship which
opened in the city of Ebro last fall
with about 100 employees. Proximity
to state roads 79, 20 and the interstate

were critical for the company, and will
fuel future growth in the area. Ad-
ditional job opportunities may result
from the 2010 open-
ing of the new Bay
County International
The long-awaited.
"Project Pipe" will
also bring'major in-
dustry to Washington
County, with about
$12.5 million in capi-
tal investment, a rail Ted Everett
spur that would serve Directoi
the entire industrial
park and eventually 150 jobs.
Most of these jobs -- as was the

case with Lewis Bear -- would be
above average pay for the county,
noted Ted Everett, executive director
of the Washington County Chamber
of Commerce. Increasing quality
employment opportunities is one of
the Chamber's strategic goals.
Acquiring and retaining industries
like Lewis Bear and Project Pipe takes
an arsenal of economic tools to be
successful, stressed Everett. These
include state-supported initiatives
like enterprise zones, which can "save
companies creating full-time jobs tens
of thousands of dollars over their first
two years of business operation".

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April, will be a very busy and
exciting month. This year's Cham-
ber Annual Membership Banquet
will be held April 9
at the Washington
County Ag Center.
I want to encour-
age you to pur-
chase your tickets
We are proud to
provide local- en-
tertainment this Kelly Brock
year. The wonder-
fully talented Spanish Trail Play-
house will present a sample revue
of their exciting production of 'A

Stroll Down Broadway" which
premiers later this month. Don't.
miss this great gathering of friends
and fellowship.
During these difficult economic
times it is very important that our
state legislators know what the
needs of their constituents are, to
better help them in Tallahassee.
As a result of the hard work and
efforts of the Government Affairs
Committee, April 16 has been de-
clared Washington County Day in
the legislature in Tallahassee.
This is our day to shine and
present Washington County to state
legislators and visitors to the Capi-

tol with exhibits and conversation
on all things Washington County,
We would like to have as many
members and friends as possible
present in the Capitol Rotunda.
Please check the Governmental
Affairs Committee article on page
8 for more information.
Participating members in your
Chamber are more important than
ever and are essential for a suc-
cessful and progressive Chamber
of Commerce. I encourage you to
renew your membership or join us
as a new member for an exciting
year of activities and work. After
all you are the Chamber.

It is that time again-when spring your neighbors and their businesses.
comes and we feel the need to get Floridians spent almost It keeps the dollars circulating lon-
outside and enjoy the great weath- $11.2 billion on out-of-state ger in our community.
er. Some of us go to internet purchases last If we do this, we will be our own
the-beach while oth- Byear, which in effect means Backyard Gardeners," and this
ers like to plant their helps us all. The State is trying to
gardens. Whatever Florida lost 112,000 full-time help as well. It has initiated a pro-
it is you like to do, jobs. These job losses.are gram called Backyard Economics.
do it in your back- very substantial and rever- Essentially, it is a program allowing
yard. What- do I berate across all sectors, you to take part in a state-wide con-
mean? summer discount program.
Very simply, shop There are several facets in which
n ry simply, shop Ted Everett Floridians spent almost $11.2 There arc several facets in which
and keep your co money.within billion on ou-ofstate internet your business may participate in
state of Florida. In these challeng- purchases last year which in effect this program. To learn more about
Stimef Florida. In these hang means Florida lost 112,000 fill- how or take advantage of some very
ing times, it is more important than timejobs. These job losses are very good discounts from across the state,
r insubstantial and reverberate across please go to the following website,
your spending habits. According to al sectors. www.backyardeconomics.com.
the Florida Tax Watch Association; a Take a look, take advantage of
a non-partisan research organiza- Many have heard me say at Third Take a look, take advantage of
tion, every $100 thousand spent by Thursdays to make sure that you as a the programs and try to shop locally
Floridians online with companies consumer shop with local merchants as much as possible. In the end, you
out of state, costs Florida one full- to the best of your ability. will be helping yourself and your
time job. It means your money will help neighbors.

April-May 2009

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Spanish Trail Playhouse entertains at
annual banquet

The 2009 Chamber Annual Mem-
bership Banquet is scheduled for
Thursday, 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 Washington County Chamber of
Those wanting to attend should
make reservations early, as there
are only a limited number of tickets
Call the Chamber at 638-4157 to
make your reservation.

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AIRHeart Service
Northwest Florida Community
Hospital (NFCH) will become
the only rural hospital in the
Florida Panhandle to station an
Air Ambulance Helicopter on its

- Announcing a partnership with
Air Methods Corporation of Colorado, the
largest provider of air emergency transport services in the United
States, NFCH President and CEO Patrick A. Schlenker states "A
readily available on-site air ambulance helicopter will significantly
enhance.the offerings of our Emergency Medical Services. Flight-
Scertified 'iedics 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
communityy'. "
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 to the economy of
Washington County reducing the time it takes to get to a critically-
ill patient.

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There will not be an April Third
Thursday member meeting.

April-May 2009

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MAY 21 Program:
Washington County Chamber Ambassadors
The renewed Chamber
Ambassador program promises
to be even better with renewed
vigor, renewed -commitment
and renewed purpose. The
Ambassador's exist to be a
liaison between the Chamberb e
board and the members. They of Washington County
will be out visiting members
and non-members throughout
the year to make sure they know your concerns.
Sponsor: Hard Labor Creek Plantation
Traditional southern quail hunting, deer hunting, bass fishing or simply
relaxing and enjoying nature, you'll find it all, plus some, here in the Florida
Panhandle at Hard Labor Creek Plantation. If you really feel like spoiling
yourself, do it all in the same H L i &
day! Hard Labor Creek Plan- NWd a" C" "
station is ideal for treating fam- ta
ily, friends and business clients
to one of the most enjoyable
and memorable experiences the Great Outdoors has to offer. This scenic
Southern pinewoods plantation, with its comfortable lodge, is a natural for
hunting, fishing, corporate retreats, and outdoor vacations that will be re-
membered and cherished for years.

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Our country's economic situation
is changing at a rapid pace. The
impact is not just being felt across
the country in large cities or in small
towns we've never heard of, but in our
own backyard.
People are be-
ing laid-off as com-
panies adjust to a
changing market.
Businesses are no
longer focused on
how much profit
they can make, but
what will it take to
stay in business. As i
gloomy as that may reutF
sound, there are Darrin Wall
still opportunities Chairman
to pursue.
The demands for
an educated and talented workforce.
are still here. This Chamber has
worked with the Washington County
School District and local businesses
to bringJunior Achievement into the
classrooms with fantastic results. Four

more classes will be taught this spring
at Chipley High School to finish out
the 2008-2009 school year.
Currently, we are evaluating our
committees to determine the best
method to address the educational
and workforce needs. Gov. Crist has
announced the release of $165 million
in federal economic stimulus funds to
local workforce boards.
Our local workforce board is well-
positioned to facilitate its programs
with these additional funds, and we
will look for opportunities to maxi-
mize their efforts. We'll report on
the outcome of this evaluation next

Right: Junior Achievement in-
structors had a special treat for
students when Commissioner
Katrina.J. McMurrian of the Flor-
ida Public Service Commission
was on hand to describe her
career and things she learned
about job hunting and other is-

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The Membership Enhancement
Committee experienced outstanding
results for the Chamber over the past
four months. Seeking to build tangible
benefits for Chamber members, the
committee helped
create the "Wow!"
everyone enjoyed at
the Chamber Open
House in Decem-
Sber, and promoted
the "standing room
only" exciting Busi-
ness After Hours
event at the North-
west Florida Com-
munity Hospital in Paula Waller
February. Members Chairperson
also transformed the
Ambassadors Pro-
gram during the days since.
Over these months we had almost
20 members respond to our recruit-
ment for one of the most exciting ser-
vice arms of the Washington County
Chamber, the Ambassadors Program.
In our recruitment call in the Decem-
ber -January Advocate, we asked, "Do
you like people, do you like to plan and help

create exciting after hours events, or promote
business opportunities in this region?"
In all, 19 individuals representing
various businesses and organizations
within WashingtonCounty responded
in the affirmative, signed up and have
been meeting regularly to enhance
and expand the benefits of Chamber
Two motivated and exciting Cham-
ber members emerged to lead the
Ambassadors: Kenny Ray Mitchell,
vice president of Community South
Credit Union, and Debbie Gould-
ing, vice president of The Goulding
Agency. The group has open enroll-
ment for any Chamber member who
would like to join and we invite you to
call Ted Everett or Chris MacBlain at
the Chamber to express your interest
in this worthy group.
Some activities of the Ambassadors
include welcoming new businesses
and Chamber members to our area,
attending ribbon cuttings for all new
businesses, serving as the official greet-
ers for Chamber functions and helping
plan the annual Membership Banquet
in April, just to name a few.

From Page 1
Washington Coun-
ty has three enterprise
zones in Chipley, Ebro
and Vernon which
also allow companies to
retain a percentage of
state sales tax on building
materials and equipment
Going forward, joint
efforts between area
counties, especially
Washington and Hol-
mes, will play an impor-
tant role in strengthening
the region's appeal as a
great place to live and
do business and attract-
ing new, development
"There is a basic un-
derstanding between
economic development
directors of both coun-
ties that we are somewhat
tied together through our
local EC efforts," said
Everett, whose Holmes

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"We know that many
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and we are always look-
ing to see if there are
projects that could be
brought closer to our
counties and possibly
share resources from
across the counties,"
said Everett.
Had it come to fru-
ition, the Jim Fowler
park project would have
been one example of the
two counties working
together for the benefit
of both. From infrastruc-
ture, planning and zon-
ing to economic and
workforce development,
The project impacted
both counties.
Future development'
of Smith Lake property,
recently sold by Holmes
County, is another ex-
ample of collaboration
between Washington
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development agents.

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"Such property would
most likely have to move
forward with interests
and resources from both
counties," said Ever-
ett; these might include
water and sewer from
Holmes County and
planning and zoning
support from Washing-
ton County.
Community Rede-
velopment Areas, of
which Chipley is one,
also support economic
growth by revitalizing
business development.
According to Everett
the Chipley CRA has
been very active the
last year, most recently
purchasing a corner
lot on Main Street and
Hwy. 90 from long-time-
business owner Marjorie
The CRA donated
the lot to the city, which
will be used for much-
needed customer and
merchant parking.

April-May 2009

Washington County Business Advocate

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Saturday, April 4
Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in the Park, 10 am at
Shivers Park.
Thursday, April 9
Annual Chamber Banquet Tickets and Sponsorships now
available online.
Saturday, April 11
11 am Ribbon Cutting West Florida Baptist Association
Dedication of the Armstrong House 1451 South Railroad Ave.,
Thursday, April 16
Washington County Day in the Legislature in Tallahassee.
Call Chamber to reserve your seat.
Friday-Sunday, April 17-19, 24-26
Spanish Trail Playhouse A Stroll Down Broadway
Old Chipley High School Auditorium.
Tickets on sale at the Chamber of Commerce.
Check Calendar of Events online at washcomall.com for updates.

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...The Washington County 4-H Shooting Team, which won the
recently held State Championships. "!Sure Shot" members toqk
first place in many team and individual categories, including skeet
and trap.
..Northwest Florida Community Hospital. on receiving the
Hospital of Choice Award -from the American Alliance of Healthcare
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Wow -- what a year.
This is my last newsletter
article as chairman of
the Washington County
Tourist Development
Council and I'd like to
take a moment to recap
that we've ac-
The TDC has
enjoyed a pro- '
ductive year, with '
many improye-
ments in opera- ,
tions and sys-
tems. We joined F
the Panama City Go
Beaches Cham- Ch<
her of Com-
merce, allowing events
and attractions to place
collateral in the Visitor
Information Center at
the Beach.
The TDC has also
approved joining the
Jackson and Holmes
County chambers of
commerce, as well as the
Dothan chamber. This
utilization of high-pro-
file display space out-
side the county allows
Washington County an

From Page 8

This year's events
grossed more than $30
thousand in revenue. A
special thanks to Con-
gressman Miller and
to Rep. Drake for their
support of our com-
munity. Also a sincere
Thank You to the busi-
nesses and individuals,
who sponsored, con-
tributed and supported
the events in so many
different capacities. To
find out how you or your
business canbe a part of
next year's events, call
your Chamber Office


enhanced visibility and
a larger promotional
footprint, all at very
nominal cost.
Advertising grants
to county events have
enabled these events
to rise to new
the use of
an enhanced
grant, the Wa-
termelon Fes-
tival, has se-
aul cured Daryle
Iding Singletary --
rman arguably the
artist to appear at the
festival to date to give
a free Friday evening
concert at Pals Park.
This should result in a
record attendance.
The Washington
County Arts Council
will boost their year's
.offering of events, as
will the Merchants of
Historic Chipley with
events piggy-backing on
the Watermelon Festi-
val and the Downtown

Christmas Festival.
The Spanish Trail
Playhouse is to be con-
gratulated on their suc-
cess in quality of pro-
duction, along with a
new home at the old
Chipley High School
auditorium; refurbished
through much sweat
The Historical Soci-
ety and Friends of Fall-
ing Waters are both ex-
panding their horizons
with new web sites and
enhanced promotion,
using modern meth-
ods to promote heritage
The TDC sees it-
self as an incubator for
new events, while slowly
weaning heritage events
from ad grants. This
can be done through a-
process of helping them
develop marketing tech-
niques allowing them
to be self-sufficient while
developing new events.
In this fashion we will
truly be able to say there
is always something special

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happening in Washington
As I say 'Good-bye' in
the role as chairman of
the Washington County
TDC, I say 'Hello' in
the role as Advertising
Agency for the TDC
and-it's in this new po-
sition that we see our-
selves moving forward
with a renewed vigor
in the promotion of the
Washington County
has some exciting times
ahead as we find our-
selves in the eye of the
storm, the future com-
ing at us from all sides.
It's not 'Good-bye' but
'Here we go again'- so
grab a rope and hang
on- it's going to be a
fun ride.

April-May 2009

li. .

Washington County Visitors Guide
now available at the Chamber office, as well as
online at washcomall.com. Get your-copy today!

Make your

as beautiful as you've
always dreamed it
would be...

Invitations Menu Cards
Bookmarks Place Cards
Napkins Fa\or Boxes
Thank You Cards & Scrolls

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1 April Fool's Day
9-2pm-Verroo Hist. Historical Society Museum Open
10:30 am-Chipley Garden Club @'Bailey's
2 8am-4pm-.Council on Aging Yard Sale
5 pm-Chipley City Council Workshop
2-3 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open
3 6 pm WC Relay for Life-Old Chipley HS Track
3-4 --8-4- Council on Aging Yard Sale -
S4 8-4im-' WC. Recycling Center Amnesty Day
9am-12pm WC Historical Society Museum Open
5 7 Palm Sunday .L
7 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon -
.8 : 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum-Open
9" : 6.pm Chipley City Council Meeting
6 pm Wausau Towh Council Meeting
9-10 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open
-.10 Good Friday- Chamber Oflice Closed
'1 :.-"'11am-Ribbon Cutting -Baptist Assn. Armstrong
House Dedication
12 E--aster Sunday
13 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting
7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting
14 ---.Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting
6.pm Ebro Town Council Meeting
15 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum Open
WC day in Legislature in Tallahassee
W-H Tech Center Job Fair
16-17 l0am-2pm- WC Historical Society Museum Open "
17-19 Sp. Tr.Playhouse-A SIroll Down Broadway at
4 24-26 Old Chipley HS Auditorium
21 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum Open
Noon- CRA Board Meeting
23 WC Commission Meeting @ Annex
23-24 10-2pm WC Historcal Society Museum Open
25 2ND Annual Day in the Park @ Shivers Park
27 4 pm-- WCTDC Board Meeting @ Chamber
7pm Vernon City Council Meeting
28 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
29 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum Open
30 The Wall that Heals 12 scale Vietnam Memorial in
30-5/1 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open

4/30 & 1 10am-2pm -WC Historical ,Sciety Museum Open
2 9am-12pm WC Historical Society Museum Open
4 6-8 pm-4H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest
"' Noon-Kiwanis Club Luncheon
6 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
7 W-H Tech Center Graduation
10:30 am Chipley Garden Club @ Chip. Library
5pm Chipley City Council Workshop
7-8 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open
8-9 Tri-Co Hm Bldrs Home & Garden Expo-WCAg Ctr ,
9 Full Flower Moon (*)
11- 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting
7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting
12. Noon-Kiwanis Club Luncheon
6 pm Caryville Town Council.Meeting
6 pm- Ebro Town Council Meeting
13 9am-12pm WC Historical Society Museum Open.
14 6 pm'- Chipley City Council Meeting
6 pm Wausau Town Council Mtg.
14-15 10-2pm WC Historical Society Museum Open
19 Noon Kiwanis.Club Luncheon
20 9-2pm-Vernon-Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open-.
21 7:30 am Chamber 3rd Thursday Member Meeting
8 pm- Vernon High School Graduation
21-22 10-2pm WC Historical Society Museum Open
22 8 pm Chipley High School Graduation
25 Memorial Day Observed Chamber Closed
4 pm WCTDC Board Meeting @ Chamber
7 pm- Vernon City Council Meeting
26 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
27 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
Noon CRA Board Meeting @ Chamber
1 pm- WC Commission Meeting
28-29 ,10-2pm WC Historical Society Museum Open
30 Traditional Memorial Day

(*)Full Flower Moon In most areas, flowers are abundant ev-
erywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other
names include the Full.Corn Planting Moon, or theMilk Moon.
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