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Washington County News 50 www.chipleypaper.com For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions & more... Follow Us On Facebook And Mobile Too! @WCN_HCT www.chipleypaper.com Connect With Us 24/7 Get your free copy now INSIDE INDEX Community News ................... A2 Classieds ............................. A3 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 Saturday, AUGUST 6 2011Volume 88, N umber 32 By Steve Liner Managing Editor sliner@chipleypaper.com Five Washington County em ployees in four departments were laid off last week in a budget-cut ting move, county ofcials have conrmed. The ve employees hoped to be recalled, but County Administrator Steve Joiner said they should not expect to get a county job quickly. The layoffs were in direct response to a move last week by the county commission to retain the current property tax assessment rate, or millage, creating a shortfall in the coming scal year of $1.1 million in comparison to anticipated revenue this time last year. The shortfall is based principally on a loss of more than $800,000 in property taxes. The countys overall annual bud get, including funds from state and federal programs, has been $36 million for scal 2010-2011, Joiner said. I told every one of those ve that I hope and pray we will be able to bring them back, he said. So far, staff reductions have happened through a 3-month-old hiring freeze. There have been retirements and rings for cause that have gone un-replaced, Joiner said. Those were in the road and bridge and park and recreation departments. Last weeks layoffs were in the human resources, information technology and building depart ments as well as the grants ofce, Joiner said. The job actions, though, signal a larger trend in county government: outsourcing. Already, the building department and many of its opera tions are the subject of a county contract, and Joiner said more outsourcing is likely to come. When you go to a contract situ ation, the county does not have to pay insurance and other employ ment costs, he said. Such reductions make out sourcing popular among govern ments nationwide, and Washington County will not be an exception. And other behind-the-scenes budget cutting is going on, Joiner said. We have a lot of plans to look at budget cutting before the commis sion establishes next scal years budget, he said. In fact, Joiners in terview with the News was pushed back as he met with Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock to hammer out issues related to em ployee insurance before an upcom ing commission workshop. Kevin Russell new Chipley City Council member By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Kevin Russell was voted as the new Chipley City Council member for Ward 2 with 138 votes against Tommy Sassers 72 votes on Tuesday. Its been a busy two months, Russell said. I want to thank the City of Chipley for all their sup port, and I promise to the best I can with what means I have. In his campaign letter, Rus sell wrote that he was born and raised in Chipley, lived in the city his entire life and attends First Presbyterian Church, where he serves on the Worship Committee and remains an ac tive member. I am no stranger to hard work and organization, having successfully opened and man aged The Spanish Trail Play house, a community theatre allowing the citizens of Chipley and surrounding areas to have a means of entertainment without having to waste gas on long dis tant trips, Russell wrote. I am a graduate of Chipola 2 arrested on narcotics charges By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPL E Y The Washington County Sheriffs Ofce reported the arrest of two suspects in two separate narcotics investigations on Aug. 3. According to the sheriffs report, the county drug task force received a tip that methamphetamines were being produced at a residency in Chi pley. When they arrived, they observed Timothy Timmy Taylor, 47, of Chipley, leaving a barn with several objects in his hands. Investigators said when Taylor saw them, he tried to ee on foot. After Taylor was ap prehended, the investi gators found that the ob jects were several plas tic baggies containing methamphetamines. Taylor was arrested and charged with possession of meth amphetamines with intent to distribute. Taylor has an extensive criminal history spanning three decades that in cludes three separate stints in prison on burglary and drug charges. At the time of his arrest, Taylor was out on bond for an April arrest over possession of meth amphetamines charges. He is now be ing held without bond at the Washington County Jail. In a separate case, Washington County deputies discovered marijuana packaged and ready for distribution during a trafc stop after a K-9 alerted deputies to the vehicle. Randall Jerome Wynn, 20, of Gracev ille, was arrested after the deputy observed him throwing individually wrapped baggies of marijuana on the ground during the search. Wynn was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and tampering with evidence. He is being held at the Wash ington County Jail. Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock asks that anyone with infor mation on illegal drug activity contact the Sheriffs Ofce at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us. Special to The News The Washington County School Board, Big Bend Com munity Based Care and The Department of Children and Families are mobilizing the edu cation community, care workers and child advocacy leaders to think of themselves as teachers when it comes to their relation ships with children and youth in foster care. The groups have organized a series of meetings dedicated to nding real, applicable solu tions to the dilemma of ensur ing that children in foster care receive the very best education possible. As an important part of this initiative, school systems agree to maintain the child in the same school setting (same school district zone) in order to minimize disruption to the childs education and special education needs. Most school districts provide special trans portation for dependent chil dren to keep them in their home school. Education can be a chal lenge to children who frequently change homes and schools, said Mike Watkins, chief execu tive ofcer for Big Bend CBC. Concentrated efforts, such as this initiative, can help focus en ergy and resources on improv ing educational outcomes for our BRIEFSSteverson reunion The Steverson reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 7, at the agricultural center in Bonifay. Fellowship will begin at noon with the meal at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and drinks, recipes, history, trivia or points of interest and photos to share. All friends and family are invited. Details: Robbie at 547-7458 or Shirley at 547-2235. Pinehill homecoming Pinehill Church will hold homecoming services on Sunday, Aug. 7. Bring a welllled basket of food. Billy Gene Dickson will be singing. Special speaker will be Brother Edd Smitherman. Details: The Rev. Presley Owens at 547-2018 or the Rev. James Bush at 547-5798. Free tutoring Holmes District School Board (HDSB) will offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES, or free tutoring) this school year to qualied students. A student must be eligible for free or reduced lunches to qualify. Tutoring will begin no later than Oct. 15. Parents of qualied students are encouraged to attend a provider fair from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Bonifay Middle School cafeteria. Details: 547-9341. County lays off 5 employees TIMOTHY TAYLOR RANDALL WYNNCE CILIA SP E A RS | The News Newly elected Chipley Council member for Ward 2, Kevin Russell is congratulated election night by Cheryl McCall, who he will replace on the council. Russell wins Ward 2 Child care advocate challenge: Be a teacher 2011 WAUSAU POSSUM FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND See RUSSELL A2 See TEACHER A2

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POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P. O Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USP S 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $23.14; 26 weeks: $34.65; 52 weeks: $57.75 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc., 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2011, Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. All Rights Reserved. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: T he entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Nicole P. Bareeld, Publisher Steve Liner, Managing Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Brad Goodyear, Composition SupervisorHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: nbareeld@chipleypaper.com MANAGING EDITOR Steve Liner: sliner@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Freedom Communications. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on F acebook or tweet us @ W C N H C T HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for verication purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions may be addressed to Managing Editor Steve Liner by calling 638-0212 or via email at sliner@chipleypaper.com. PANAMA CITY PANAMA CITY FAIRGROUNDS FAIRGROUNDS W E A P O N P E R M I T C L A S S S A T / S U N A T 1 1 A M o r 2 P M AUG 13 & 14 SAT 9AM-5PM SUN 10AM-4PM Guns Knives Related Items Custom Knife Door Prize Drawing FREE PARKING GUN GUN SHOW SHOW WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS Chipley, FL Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract Washington County Schools is currently seeking on a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract. All Washington County Schools *Note Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, August 6, 2011 children and provide them with a sense of stability. Everybodys a Teacher encourages everyone in volved with the child to play an important role in that childs education. This initiative encourages the iden tication of dependent children to local school districts and facilitates the provision of necessary services and academic support. Education is the doorway to opportunity for all stu dents, said State Rep. Marti Coley. Creating a stable environment will help students in our system gain the condence they need to be successful. Everybodys a Teacher establishes a team that will make a stable en vironment a reality for our children. The Everybodys a Teacher workshop will be 8:3011 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Chipley First United Meth odist Church Fellowship Hall, 1285 Jackson Ave. All interested community members are invited to attend. College and a teacher with the Washington County School District. I am a past member of the Chipley Downtown Merchants and have co-chaired Chipleys annual downtown Trick-or-Treat for the past two years. Growing up in a middle class lifestyle, in conjunc tion with his past professional and administrative experiences, has helped me come to understand the value of each dollar spent and leading me to take scal responsibility very seriously. I have learned to pay attention to the difference between want and need and desires to see a spirit of cooperation at City Hall where everybody works to gether for the good of the community. My years of ex perience in business and community involvement have taught me time and again that by working together, the community can accomplish so much more. I want all people feeling safe, secure and comfort able throughout the community with a high level of citizen satisfaction and cost-effective delivery of city services. I am a rm believer in economic development and I hope to see older commercial areas redeveloped and re-used, starting in Downtown Chipley. I dont like when we neglect what we already have in order to build something new. The buildings down town are part of our history and I dont believe we, as a community, can truly move forward into the future by sacricing our past. We need well-built and maintained streets, lights, streetscapes and sidewalks. Its hard to enjoy the scenery if you are constantly tripping over cracks and uneven sidewalks. We need to renovate our downtown buildings and give the citizens some thing to be proud of every day of the year, not just at Christmas. I hope that a revitalization of Historic Chipley is just a stepping-stone and desires to see the city be more of an active role model to the local schools. They are our future and we need to educate them on the workings of our city. Our students need to know how local govern ment operates as well as its national counterpart. Those familiar with me know I am someone who tries not to make promises I cannot keep. When a promise is made and I undertake a task, I put my en tire self into it in order to see it fullled. RUSSELL from page A1 TEACHER from page A1 NEW YOR K (AP) The stock market is in the midst of its biggest retreat since the nancial crisis. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as many as 400 points Thursday afternoon. It is now down more than 1,200 points since July 21. The Standard & Poors 500 index is down 3 percent, bringing it nearly 11 percent below its recent high of 1,363 reached on April 29. A decline of 10 percent or more is considered to be a market correction. The Vix, a measure of investor fear, shot up nearly 25 percent. It is up 77 percent for the quarter, which began July 1. Investors are increasingly worried about economic weakness in the U.S. and a debt crisis in Europe. We are continuing to be bombarded by worries about the global economy, said Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Financial. Stock trading was volatile this week because of concerns that the U.S. economy is weakening. Manufacturing, consumer spending and hiring by private companies are below levels that are consistent with a healthy economy. Those reports have called into question estimates from economists, including Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, that the economy will grow more quickly in the second half of the year. More than 10 stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. Money poured into investments that are seen as relatively safe when markets are turbulent. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.51 percent, its lowest level of the year. The yield on the 2-year Treasury note hit a record low of 0.265 percent. Bond yields fall when demand for them increases. Large investors have moved so much money into cash accounts at Bank of New York that on Thursday, the bank said it would begin charging some clients a 0.13 percent fee to hold their cash. In the past month, we have seen a growing level of deposits on our balance sheet from clients seeking a safe-haven in light of the global interest rate and credit environment, the bank wrote in a statement. Bank of New York clients include pension funds and large investment houses. Investors are deciding that now is the time to take risk off the table, said Brian Gendreau, market strategist for Cetera Financial Group. Gendreau said some investors are wondering whether stocks will have a prolonged slump similar to the aftermath of the Great Depression. Technical trading, a term used to signify buying or selling based on the S&P 500s prior highs and lows, helped push stocks downward. The S&P 500 fell below 1,222, a so-called support level, early in the day. That signied to some traders that the stock market would continue to slide. Traders are respecting the technical levels even if theyre not technicians, said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. Even if youre what we call a conviction buyer, you have to respect those levels. European stocks fell broadly because of concerns that Italy or Spain might need help from the European Union. The benchmark stock indexes in Italy, Germany and England each fell 3 percent. Companies that outperform when the global economy expands fell the most. Caterpillar Inc. fell nearly 6 percent, and Chevron Corp. fell 5 percent. Some traders are selling ahead of Fridays employment report, which is expected to show that unemployment remained at 9.2 percent last month. A rise in the unemployment number likely would push stocks lower again. The U.S. government said before the market opened that the number of people who applied for unemployment benets for the rst time was only slightly lower last week to 400,000. Thats still above the 375,000 level that economists say indicates a healthy job market. It was the latest indication of weakness in the U.S. economy. All 10 industry groups in the S&P index fell. Energy, materials and industrial companies each lost 4 percent or more. General Motors Co. fell 4 percent despite beating analyst estimates. CVS Caremark fell nearly 4 percent after its revenue slipped last quarter. Several national retailers are announcing July sales results throughout the day. Target, Gap Inc. and Macys each fell by more than 1 percent, in part because of concerns that consumers would spend less if the economy continues to slow down. The Dow rose 30 points Wednesday after being down 166 to break an eight-day losing streak. Nine days would have been the longest since February 1978. The S&P 500 index rose six points and broke a sevenday streak. Special to The News Charles Bode recently retired from Washington District Schools af ter spending nearly a decade teach ing at Vernon High School. Now, a special honor is being planned. He was devoted to teaching sci ence and supporting the students who were fortunate enough to call him their teacher, said fellow teach er Linda A. Podojilonce. Teaching is not a profession, its a passion. Without your passion and dedication, our childrens future would resemble a sunset instead of a sunrise. Your days are long and of ten difcult. Thrive on your passion, and enhance our worlds tomorrow. With his infectious smile, opinionated insight and entertaining shirt collec tion, Mr. Bode was an example to us daily at VHS. At the request of VHS Principal Brian Riviere, a full-scale emergen cy response training exercise tak ing place at Vernon High School has been named the Charles Bode MCI Exercise in his honor. The exercise will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Aug.9 on the Vernon High School campus. Featured will be a simulated school bus accident resulting in multiple pa tients receiving care on scene. Pa tient transportation will be simulated to allow ambulances, rescue squads and helicopters to work in a coordi nated effort. Concurrently, simulated patients will present at Northwest Florida Community Hospital, where hospital personnel will exercise their plans for a mass casualty incident. Multiple agencies will be par ticipating in the exercise, including Washington County Emergency Man agement, Washington County EMS, Washington County Sheriffs Ofce, Washington County School District, Washington County 911 Center, Ver non High School, re departments, Northwest Florida Community Hos pital, American Red Cross and AIR Heart air ambulance service. Washington Countys Emergency Management Department secured the funding to host the event. Terry Schenk, consultant for Disasters, Strategies, & Ideas (DSI) Group, is the exercise coordinator. He and the DSI team will evaluate participants to identify strengths and weaknesses. Evaluator ndings from the Charles Bode MCI Exercise will be used as a learning tool for improvement, local ofcials said. Emergency exercise to honor Bode Dow down 1,200 points since July 21 A PSellers at work on oor of New Y ork Stock Exchange Thursday. Staff report In celebration of Pet Ap preciation Week, Tractor Supply in Chipley will be hosting a pet event on Sat urday, Aug. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Leashed pets are wel come at the event and can visit the watering station where 4-H Livestock Club members from Washington County will be set up to re cruit new club members and teach others about their club activities and educational events. Also among the par ticipants is Lucky Puppy Dog Rescue. Tractor Supply is a sup porter of both 4-H and FFA programs throughout the United States, according to a 4-H spokesman. The Chipley Tractor Supply store won the distinction of earning the highest amount of donations in Florida for the local Wash ington County 4-H Program through the spring Paper Clover campaign. 4-H is a community of young people across Ameri ca learning leadership, com munication and life skills. In partnership with the Univer sity of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci ences, youth take part in ed ucational activities through their clubs, workshops and day camps as well as 4-H in the Classroom and residen tial camping programs. For more information on Washington County 4-H, con tact 4-H Youth Development Agent, Julie Pigott Dillard, at 638-6180 or juliepd@u.edu. The Lucky Puppy Dog Rescue is a non-prot orga nization that helps homeless and abandoned animals in this area. These dogs are social ized with our dogs and cats, and we teach them basic manners to make them into good family pets. All of our dogs that are old enough and healthy will be vaccinat ed, heartworm tested, and spayed or neutered before they are adopted, said res cue owners. Our adoption fees are $125 for adult dogs, $200 for puppies and $75 for cats. You can see our avail able pets and nd informa tion on our website at The LuckyPuppy.org or call Teri at 814-6500. Chipley Tractor Supply sponsoring pet event

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Assist teacher in all activities as needed. Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma (GED), 1-3months related experience or training Must have Current driver’s licenses and proper vehicle insurance coverage. Must comply with health and background screening. For additional information and application call LeaAnn, Personnel Tech (850) 547-3689, or on the agency website www.tricountycommunitycouncil.com and submit by Aug 8, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment drug test. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG AND SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE. PA System with 3 mikes and 1 Stand $300., 24’ Travel Trailer, good condition $3000. firm, 50 gallon fish tank with metal stand $50.00. (850)956-4564 Wanted: Junk appliances. Lawn-mowers, farm and garden equipment, golf carts, satellites for free. I will pick up. Call (850)-547-0088 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. CHILD CARE Opening for a loving person to work with young children. Call 547-1444 K&L Farm, LLCGreen Peanuts for Boiling!!1567 Piney Grove Rd in Chipley Mon-Fri 8-6pm Sat 8-4pm 850-638-5002 260-5003/527-3380 Now Open U-Pick Grapes Open 7 days a week 7AM-7PM 1304-A Clayton Rd., Chipley, u pick $5.00 gallon, we pick $8.00 gallon. 850-638-2624 U-PICK SCUPPERNUNG GRAPES. Open 7 days, $4.00/ gallon. Off Hwy 177A on Flowing Well Rd. Follow signs. From Bonifay, 8 miles. (850)547-2326. DIRECTV Summer Special! 1 Year FREE Showtime! 3 mos FREE HBO/Starz/Cinemax! NFL SUNDAY TICKET Free-Choice Ultimate/Premier-Pkgs from $29.99/mo. Call by 8/15! (800)363-3755 AMVETS Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary will host a yard sale at the Post Home located at 1156 Jackson Ave, Chipley, Fl on Sat Aug 6th 2011 commencing at 8AM. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO COME BY, BROWSE, AND BUY!! Huge Moving Sale Sat Aug 6th 8am -1pm 455 Bahoma Rd Chipley.Too many items to name Inside Moving Sale Chipley 1st United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Friday Aug 12 8am -2pm, Saturday Aug 13 8am until cleaned out. Mega-HughYard Sale! Aug 6-7 1672 Hwy 173 Graceville, 547-4456. Remodeled too much stuff,paint,doors,barstools, shutters,lines,table,kitchen&lots decorative items all cloths 1/2 price Sat Saturday August 6. 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 2685 Robin Hood Lane, Dogwood Lakes, Hwy 177-A. Furniture, tools, much more. YARD SALE 4537 Azalea Lane August 8 thru 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Vernon take Creek Rd. to Parrish Still to Azalea Ln. You won’t want to miss this one. Men’s clothes, ladie’s clothes, welder, nic nacs; collectibles, plants, something for everyone. For more info, (850)535-2972. Yard Sale Fri & Sat Aug 5 &6. Trying to lower our debt ceiling... and balance our budget. Premature hunting equipment, antiques, hand crafted items, household items, and much more. 741 Sinclair St. Chipley YARD SALE. 4100 Pate Pond Rd, Vernon,Fl. 1st and 3rd SAT of each month 8AM-1PM Indoor/Outdoor. Miscellaneous items so selection varies. Many items, too numerous to list. RAIN OR SHINE Sellers welcome 850-547-9140 850-326-1606 AMMO38,44,45,natshot-amm o. Your brass-$1.00 each. CBL850-260-1342 Chipley Fresh from the Farm Sweet corn, field corn, okra, peas and eggplant. Call for availability. (850)956-4556. Big Yard Sale August 5 & 6th, Friday & Saturday behind Armory (Bonifay). Rain or Shine. Bed cover for truck, 13 inch T.V. with D.V.D Player, toys, shoes, clothes, what-nots, car seat, Whirlpool washing machine, Zenith big screen T.V. Lots & lots of stuff-too much to list. Ya’ll Come! Chipley: 1330 South Blvd, At the Old Chipley Drug Store next to the Health Department Saturday 7 a.m. til ?Great Big Yard SaleKids Clothes, Toys, Home Decor, Books, etc. Lots of thises and thats...there’s no telling what will be for sale! HUGE 21 Family Fundraising Yard Sale LPN class Aug 5th& 6th 8AM-2pm, Tractor Supply, Hwy 77 Chipley. Tools, furniture, housewares, appliances, toys,plants,cloths,& shoes. All sizes & free b/p/ checks. Absolute Auction. 138+/-acre farm, 2652+/-sq ft. home,Covington County,near Andalusia AL & Gantt Lake, offerred in 7 Parcels,combinations. GTAuctions.com, (205)326-0833. Granger, Thagard& Associates, Jack. F Granger, #873 Bankruptcy Auction-August 2nd-8th, 28 Florida & Georgia Properties! Residential and Commercial lots and structures in Duval, Sumter, Volusia and More! Register Now at www.flemingauction.com BIG Multi-Family Yard Sale Friday& Saturday, Aug 5&6. 670 Satellite Rd Graceville, 6 miles north of Chipley off Hwy 77. Lots of great items .. women’s plus size, big men’s, regular adult and children’s clothing, shoes, household items, furniture, kitchen items, toys, & much more. Rain or shine. Been In THE DOG HOUSE lately1362 N Railroad Ave. Chipley Services Include: GroomingBoarding-Daycare-Dog walking Owned & Operated by Ilene Hatcher NEW phone (850) 638-3131 Frigidaire stove 30”, Frigidaire dishwasher, Sears refrigerator. All in very good working condition. $250.00 for all 3 or $100.00/each. (850)547-3882 COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in COLOR! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 Need more response? Advertise in Over 100 Florida Papers reaching MILLIONS of people. Advertising Networks of Florida, Put us to work for You! (866)742-1373 www.florida-classifieds.co m. LOST BIG YELLOW LABPlease help us find our 3 yr old neutered male lab retriever. He went missing on July 13 from Leisure Lakes Sub in Greenhead (between Wausau and Southport). He is deeply missed by 2 special needs kids. 850-326-4094 Labrador Retriever puppies for sale. Born 5/31/2011. Black. Males $75.00/ea. Females $100.00/ea. (850)547-0224. Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification.

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A4| Washington County News Saturday, August 6, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS For Sale 2003 Yamaha XLT 1200 155 HP 3 Cylinder 3 seater 143 hours/ one owner, Trailer and cover included only used in fresh water. Great Condition!! $3800.00. Call Billy 638-4850 or James 638-8066 FOR SALE 2003 Sierra (32’) fifth wheel RV, 2 slides. Like New. 638-1912 2005 Toyota Tunder 4X4. 4 door, white, 66.600 miles. Very clean. Call 850-638-8526. 2009 Chevrolet Colorado standard 5 speed in floor, Mileage 18,300. Price $12,500. (850)373-6284 or (850)956-2796. Harley Davidson Sportster 1993. 1200 cc. Black, bags and shield. Reasonable. (850)547-5244 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 NC Mountains. 4.76 wooded acres w/ view & creek. Perfect for log cabin. Only $23,800.00. Owner financing available. Call today (800)699-1289 or www.riverbendlakelure.co m. Waterfront Condo Liquidation! SW Florida Coast! Brand new, upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Only $179,900! (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Prime downtown location on the water! Call now (877)888-7571, x28 Gator Pond off Hwy. 77 near Sunnyhills in Washington County; Approximately 2 acres high and dry, next to water management area, secluded, quiet. Price negotiable, possible owner financing. Call (850) 896-5755. Reduced Price! Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858. 2 HOMES 2 ACRES W/ COUNTRY FEEL2,600sf 4 br, 2ba, 2nd home is 1,500sf 2 br, 1 ba, Rents for $675 Perfect for elderly parent or college student (NEVER EMPTY) $235,000 Call 850-333-3518 or 850-333-0133 Text FL68375 to 56654 2 & 3 BR $590 -$675 Greenhead Washer & Dryer Incl Some pets welcome248-0048 2 and 3 Bedroom Mobile Homes for rent in Bonifay. No Pets. (850)547-3462. 2 bdrm/2 bath MH Hwy.179-A Westville, Fl. No pets. Phone (850)956-1220. 2 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BD/2BA 2BD/1BA Water & garbage furnished. Quiet park between Chipley & Bonifay. $400/ mth plus deposit. 527-4911 or 547-4232 3 br, 2 ba, DoublewideHwy 177A in Bonifay. Section 8 Housing accepted. $550 mo, dept $400. 630-6721 or 326-5797 3BR/2BA One block to elementary school. W/D hookup, CH/A. No Pets. $475/mth plus deposit. 1yr lease. 850-638-0560, 850-774-3034. 3BR/2 BA MH 3/4 mile from Bonifay Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. Circle J Mobile Home Park in Chipley, 921 N 2nd Street & Graceville 5262 Alabama Street. 2&3 Br Units For Rent, Starting @ $345 Per Month, 850-676-4146 Text FL67807 to 56654 Mobile Homes For Rent 2BR/1BA all electric near Chipley. Sorry No Pets. Located on Brickyard Rd. near WestPoint. For more information call Lou Corbin at 638-1911 or 326-0044 Mobile Homes in Cottondale on Sapp Rd, 8 miles E. of Chipley. 3br/2ba Doublewide & 2br/2ba singlewide avail. Total elec. (850)-258-4868 or 850-209-8847 www.charlos countryliving.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 1 Bedroom Apt HUD approved. Includes water, sewage, garbage and electric. Fenced rear yard, deck. $600/mo. (850)547-5244 1BD Apartment Good location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640. For Rent. Sleepy Hollow Duplex Apartments. HUD not accepted. 2BR/1BA and 3BR/1BA. Water, garbage, lawn care included. Spacious, energy efficient. 850-638-7128. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. SpaciousTwo Bedroom $500. Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 2 Bdrm/2bath home only 1 year old. Large rooms & closets. Nice storage building. In Bonifay city limits. $600/depo, $700/mo rent. Call Maureen (850)547-2950 BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR RENT 3BD/2BA on Pioneer Rd in Vernon. $800/mth $400 deposit. No inside Pets. 850-896-8131 For Rent 3BR/1BA $525/mth. Dep $500.00. 462 Martin Luther King. No Pets. 326-2920 House For Rent 3BD/1BA. No pets 638-1918 Access Lawsuit Cash Now! $ As seen on TV. $ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 48/hrs? Low rates. APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com General Full Time positions available at local Subway restaurant. Please call 850-638-9808 for more details. General Help Wanted: Housekeeper, companion, chauffeur for retired lady. Full time work. Pay negotiable. Call (850)326-4762. Hospitality Front Desk Position at Best Western in Bonifay. Apply in person at Chipley Days Inn. Do not apply at Best Western in Bonifay. No phone calls. Industrial Enola Manufacturing Services has job opening for sewing machine operators and part salary $8-$10 depending on experience EOE. Drug Free Workplace. Please apply only at One Stop Center. IndustrialManpoweris currently taking applications for PRODUCTION WORKERS AND FORKLIFT OPERATORS in Chipley, FL. Must be available Monday-Saturday. First, Second & Third Shifts Available. Candidates must have GED or High School Education and will also be required to pass a drug test and background check. For more information, call Manpower today at 334-794-7564. DriverGreat Miles! Great Pay! $1000 Sign-on for Experienced CO’s & $1500 Incentives for O/O’s. Driver Academy Refresher Course available. recruit@ffex.net. (855)356-7121 Drivers -CDL-AStart up to 45¢ per mile! Sign-on Bonus! Great Home Time! Lease purchase available. Experience Req’d. (800) 441-4271 x FL-100 HornadyTransportation.co m Frac Sand Haulers with complete bulk pneumatic rigs only. Relocate to Texas for Tons of work. Great company/pay. Gas cards/Quick Pay available. (800)491-9029 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!

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Volume 4 Number 6 Washington County, Florida August-September 2011 www.washcomall.com WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Ted Everett Executive Director High trafc counts on menu for attracting chain restau rants As the Chambers executive director, I often get asked about businesses that are located in Washington County as well as why certain types of businesses do not locate in the county. Many of the questions through the years are about restaurants, and why there is not a Golden Corral, Ryans steakhouse or Cracker Barrel. These are valid questions and I thought it would be a good idea to talk about why these types of restaurants are not here . yet. The answer is really one of statistics and modeling. For example, when the former Chuck Wagon was for sale, I had a visit from my friend, the late Art Aukema, who wanted the building. We discussed the possibilities of bringing in a Ryans or Golden Corral. It seemed logical enough, especially when I saw the gross sales that were generated by the Chuck Wagon at that time. I had to get the Florida Department of Transportation tell me how many cars went past that building at different hours of the day. Armed with that information, as well as the state be available to a company coming into that building, I called Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel and Ryans all of which expressed some interest in the area. However, they were more around the building, because in the retail restaurant business its all about the numbers. models, in order to have a successful business these restaurants have determined that x number of cars have to pass by the proposed location per day. If x number of cars pass by the site, the restaurants know a portion of that number statistically will stop. This is one factor for a restaurants success. Unfortunately, Highway 77 and the former Chuck Wagon location did not have the numbers major franchise restaurant there. The location needed an average of 10,000 more cars per day to support the decision to come to that Chipley site. being important to the decisionmaking process, most restaurants plans that are tailored for their customers and the delivery of their product. The sum total for any business of this type is how many patrons can they expect to have come through their doors and through modeling and experience, good service as quickly and an existing building is not within their business modeling plan. To be sure, the Chamber does talk with these types of businesses and will continue to do so. However, as much as we would like them to be here, modeling tells these companies that we are not quite ready for them yet.

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Ted Everett Darrin Wall Page Two Washington County Business Advocate August-September 2011 Washington County Business ADVOCATE A Publication of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Bareeld Washington County News Pat Brown Gary Clark WFECA Peggy Dobbins Spring Run Nursery & Florist Terry Ellis WestPoint Home Andy Fleener One South Bank Mark Hess Ebro Greyhound Dog Track Gerald Holley Attorney at Law Philip Pippin Pippin Appraisals Patrick A. Schlenker NW Florida Community Hospital William Steverson Kings Drugs Henry Stone Stones Meats Darrin Wall Gulf Power Kim Wilson One South Bank Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everett Executive Director ted@washcomall.com Sherri Biddle Secretary/Receptionist sherri@washcomall.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com A Message From The President Chamber Member Benefits PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renewing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publications, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Efforts in Washington County City and County Events Ambassadors Program A Message From The Executive Director The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157 Lawn mowers have been less active this summer due to the lack of rain, but thankfully there was some relief in mid-July. Dont let this dry spell fool you. Its still hur ricane season, and its easy to become complacent when we havent expe rienced a big storm in awhile. The most important thing we should do is be prepared, and it all starts with having a plan. This shouldnt apply only to our families, but also to our businesses. According to the National Hurricane Center, a disaster plan should address the following: discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family; know your homes vul wind; locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard (in certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community); determine escape routes from your home and places to meet; have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact; make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate; post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911; check your insur usually covered by homeowners insur ance; stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a disaster supply kit. Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every six months, as you do with your smoke detectors. Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov. Youll also having a pet plan, creating a disaster supply kit, and more. Being prepared in a time of disaster will not only pro tect lives, but get us back on our feet more quickly. There are many people who ask the question, What does a Chamber of Commerce do? The answer is many fold. A Chamber of Commerces pri mary mission is to assist, educate and be a champion for the business community. But there is more to it than that, especially when the Chamber is located in a rural set ting such as ours. I have found that besides working with businesses such as WestPoint Home, Acadian Hardwoods, Hoovers Mill, Lewis Bear Company and others, there are also many other respon sibilities that are involved with providing a presence for a business community. Often times we are called upon to give advice to people on matters that range from fund raising for their projects to making phone calls to our local legislators on behalf of individuals and businesses. For example, a busi ness owner contacted us to help defeat a bill introduced into session that was detrimental to the company. We were able to initiate meetings between that business owner and our local legislators. Sometimes we are here just to listen to people and their business issues. If we can help or make suggestions for the Frequently we will have visitors from other geographical areas that are look ing for information. I can recall several months ago a family came into the of history and it led them to Washington County. They were looking for an old cemetery in which their grandfather was buried; it just so happened the cemetery they sought was located down the road from where I live. That was an easy task accomplished. Other times we get calls checking on certain businesses to see if they are legitimate and members in good stand ing. This is important because people looking to trade with people with whom they are unfamiliar usually check to see if that business belongs to a Cham ber of Commerce. Knowing that a business does belong to a Chamber of Commerce gives that person a sense of security about their future dealings. There are many other illustrations I can give but the one thing that I can say is that we do many things for our local business community and we are always here to help where we can with exper tise, support and advocacy. If you are not a member of our Chamber, please come by and speak with me or the staff. I hope we can show you the many rea sons to belong to our Chamber.

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August-September 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Three August 18 Third Thursday SAVE ON HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE Alachua 386-462-3276 NW 23rd Ave. 352-378-1389 SW 34th St. 352-375-0509 Jonesville 352-332-7009 Bronson 352-486-2135 How Many Times Has Your Insurance Been Cancelled? Auto Home Life 1361 Jackson Ave. Chipley 638-1756 washington@ffbic.com 1108 N. Waukesha St. Bonifay 547-4227 holmes@ffbic.com Trust in your local Farm Bureau agency. We have been here for 60 years and are here to stay. Local Agents. Local Offices. Local Service. Best Value. Providing You With Quality & Service At A Fair Price Ruled A+ Superior by AM Best Rating September 15 Third Thursday Program & Sponsor: Tran sition planning for family business owners, farmers and landowners, presented by Denny Ax man of Advanced Market Resources. Denny Axman, CLU, ChFC, AEP, CFP and Tom Klose, CLU, CLF are managing partners of ange Park, Fla. Klose and Axman have over 80 years of experience and have spent many years in the area of estate and business plan ning. Axman and Klose are indepen dent advisors, and have access to over 35 different life insurance carriers thru Pinnacle Insurance and Financial Services, a life based in Jacksonville, Fla. Matt Matthews, J.D., owns the Mathews Law Firm of Tallahassee and practices in the area of estate and business plan ning, as well as other areas of legal services. Program & Sponsor: Roger Laney III, EA, ABA, talks to us dangers facing all small businesses today! Learn if your busi ness is at risk and how to avoid become a victim to this ever increasing danger! Laney Accounting & Tax Servic es is proud to be a long time Cham ber member and EDC supporter. City, Fla., we are pleased to spon sor the September annual meeting for our Chamber. Laneys is blessed and honored to provide comprehen sive accounting and tax services to many small businesses and individuals in our community. The Chamber is one of Washington Countys most effec tive business advocates and we are grateful to all who serve to make our Chamber so successful and happy to be a small part of making that suc cess possible. Just A Reminder..... The Washington County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting September 15, 2011 7:30 a.m. Pattillos Restaurant Washington-Holmes Technical Center Campus West Avenue Entrance, Chipley, Florida A formal notice and slate of ofcers will be sent to all voting members. Exercise your right to vote and attend this important meeting!

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Page Four Washington County Business Advocate August-September 2011 LIFE HOME CAR BUSINESS AUTO-OWNERS.COM ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Chipley, FL (850) 638-1805 CRA grants provide incentives for business redevelopment The Chipley Redevel opment Agency (CRA) has been in existence since 1985. Its original mission was to redevelop conditions of slum and blight in a downtown businesses and affordable housing according to the strate gic plan. The funds to accomplish this mission were designated by Florida Statute called Tax Increment Financ ing (TIF), which are a portion of ad valorem taxes from the City of Chipley and Washing ton County. The Streetscape of the 1980s and 1990s was phase one of the plan. These activities brought to light many inconsistencies in the buildings within the CRA and a Revolv ing Loan Program was designed to help building owners rede velop, renovate and upgrade their buildings to attract new busi nesses. The original maximum at that time was $5,000. The Loan Program today is a maximum of $20,000 at 2 percent interest for seven years. The second CRA program developed as an incentive to local business and building owners was help in renovating the faades of these buildings. This 75 percent/ 25 percent Faade Reno vation Grant provides funding to replace an awning or glass win dows, doors, painting and other faade treat ments. The maximum amount is $6,000 per A third program was recently offered as an enticement to update obsolete plumbing and wiring, construction of walls, cosmetic im provements and other renovations to, again, make new business in terested in a downtown location. The Special Improve See CRA, Page 8 Why choose your local community bank? Your success is our shared goal. We understand the unique needs of small businesses, farmers and families, and tailor loan and deposit accounts to work for you. Decisions are made by local management and a local board of directors people you know and trust. When you call us, you get us. Its a great time to do business with people you know in a bank you can depend on. Building Our Future Together Your Local Community Bank 1385 Main Street Chipley, Florida 850.415.6870 Your Money Your Community Your Bank onesouthbank.com

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August-September 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Five PHILIP D. PIPPIN State Certi ed General Real Estate Appraiser #RZ-776 P .O. Box 887 831 Kirkland Rd. Chipley FL 32428 Phone: 850.638.7700 Fax: 850.638.2100 Email: philip@pippinappraisal.com Opportunity Florida region expands geography, economic projects By Susan Estes, Grants Coordinator Much has been happening with Opportunity Florida of late. Recently, Wakulla County was added to the region. We now encompass nine coun ties and one city, Freeport, in Walton County. We are look ing forward to working with Wakulla County and welcome them to Opportunity Florida. Our members are work ing on projects throughout the region as well. David Gardner, Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce executive director, recently held a conference to introduce a new company that may move to Gadsden County. National Solar Power is a solar farm project that has the potential to create 400 new jobs during the construc tion phase and up to 140 per manent jobs. National Solar Power will convert solar power into electricity and will sell this power to utility companies dur ing peak usage hours. The Port St. Joe port is working hard to become a main import and export center. Op erations are underway to make this well-placed port a gateway to South America and the rest of the world. Port Director Tommy Pitts and Rick Marcum recently traveled to Chile and Peru and met with several ex port companies and port direc tors. Having an accessible and viable port could bring unlimited opportu nities to businesses throughout the region and country. As a matter of fact, ports in Northwest Florida are closer to the Panama Canal than any other ports in this country, including those in South Florida. These projects and others are possible, thanks to proactive economic development mem bers and workforce boards, involved county commissions and a beautiful region that holds many advantages over the rest of the country. All this and more make this an area second to none. August 4 City of Chipley Elections 6 Possum Festival & Funday 8 STP Adult Auditions 13 STP An Evening Of Southern Gospel 22 Washington Co. School Begins September 5 Labor Day 6 District Garden Club Meeting/Vernon Upcoming Events... in pain management and physical medicine & rehabilitation, and has completed a fellowship in Anesthesiology Interventional Pain Management. Dr. Shores has a special interest in treating disorders of the spine, including pinched nerves, low back and neck pain. He also treats certain other nerve disorders like peripheral neuropathy. In an effort to maximize patient care, Dr. Shores applies the latest advances in interventional pain management, musculoskeletal medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation through the use of the latest non-surgical and conservative treatments. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Shores is able to determine the source or pathology of the pain and treat it accordingly, with an approach that is unique for each patient. If the source of pain is unable to be resolved with treatment, the focus will be on relieving the painful symptoms. Please call for an appointment today 850-638-0505 877 3rd Street Suite 3 Chipley, FL 32428 SPINE AND N EURO P AIN SPECIALI S T S A aron Shores, M. D

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Page Six Washington County Business Advocate August-September 2011 Ribbon Cuttings June 30 Down Home Dental 699 2nd St., Chipley. July 8 Everything Must Go! 812 Main St., Chipley. July 14 Eagles Nest Christian Books & Gifts 805 Main St., Chipley. July 14 Holmes County Realty/Finch Fire n Water/Elite Realty 867 Falling Waters Road, Chipley. November 5 & 6, 2011 Outdoor sport and recreation for the entire family! Washington County Ag Center Chipley of Washington County Admission $2 per person Includes admission into the Gun & Knife Show Kids 12 and under FREE Bring a Canned Good For Local Food Pantry Mark Your Calendar! 850.638.4157 Saturday, Nov. 5 9am-5pm Sunday, Nov. 6 Noon-4pm Enjoy a variety of vendors, activities and attractions! Kids BB Gun, Archery, and Casting Contests with Bass Master Chad Prough Student Wildlife Photo Contest Laser Shotgun Simulator Live Wildlife! LARGE ANIMALS BIRDS OF PREY REPTILES GUN & KNIFE SHOW C ONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT COURSE WOMENS SELF DEFENSE

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August-September 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Seven Third Thursday Highlights Third Thursday Highlights June-July Third Thursday Highlights... Clockwise from top right, Junior Achievement volunteers Vickie Williams-Community South Credit Union, Andy Fleener-One South Bank, Amy Kindig-NFCH, Tracey Andrews-Gulf Power Company, Ted Everett-Labor Creek are recognized by regional JA president Justin Hall and director Jackie Brooks; Ambassador Chair Gary Hartman thanks all Ambassadors for their participation in 2011; President Darrin Wall presents EDC Certicate of Appreciation to Melanie Davis of Regions Bank; Executive Director Ted Everett welcomes new members to the July Third Thursday networking program; Patric Schlenker, hospital CEO, introduces NFCHs presentation at the June 3 Third Thursday; Rex Ray, otherwise known as Sandhills Santa, tells members how he enjoys living in Washington County; Nursing Director Doreen Freer, center pic, provides tips on summer health hazards.

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Page Eight Washington County Business Advocate August-September 2011 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS Gary Hartman Broker Associate 850.773.3338 Fax 850.773.3332 Email: ghartman36@bellsouth.net Knowledge..., the pollen so ideas blossom. ment Grant did not require any match on the part of the building/ business owner and provided up to program set a limit of 40 grants and we are happy to report 39 applica businesses and building owners to pleasant location for visitors and citizens to enjoy a meal or shop CRA From page 4 1310 N. Railroad Avenue Before 1310 N. Railroad Avenue After

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August-September 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Nine Free Checking Bonifay Chipley Marianna www.thebankofbonifay.com Free Checking Non interest bearing account. Minimum opening balance $50. Bill Pay is Free up to 15 items per month. $0.50 per item over 15. Other fees may apply including Stop Payments, NSF, and Overdra fees. Member FDIC Kathy Rudd joined our Chamber Ambassadors with only one question: What can I do?? Kathy has been a presence at just about all our Chamber events. Anyone who knows her, even just a little, knows her commitment to service goes beyond her present career path. The Chamber is very proud to have Kathy as an Ambassador. A little about Woodmen of the World: Founded in 1890, the company has a simple, dual mission to protect Americas families from opportunities to help others in the community. It is one of the nations leading organization. This means that Woodmen of the World exists for communities. Woodmen demonstrates civic commitment in many ways. Some ongoing projects include patriotic American History awards, honor and remembrance events and Flag Day ceremonies and celebrations. A few of our service projects include disaster relief programs, Join Hands Day, food drives and other community improvement projects More information about Woodmen of the World is Spotlight On Our Chamber Ambassadors KATHY RUDD Woodmen of the World Chamber Ambassadors Kathy Rudd, left, and Gary Hartman secure the Ambassador trailer for an upcoming event.

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Page Ten Washington County Business Advocate August-September 2011 business forms all types brochures newsletters postcards letterheads envelopes labels posters tickets yers invitationsdoor hangers rack cards copying rubber stamps specialty items and more WE PRINT MORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS Let our creative services design it for you Call or stop by for a free quote 850.638.0212 1364 N. Railroad Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 Capital City Bankers provide more than excellent client service we build personal relationships with each of our clients. To us, individual attention isnt an added benefit. Its a promise. 1242 Jackson Ave. | 638.0510 www.ccbg.com Were not tellers. Were listeners. Bankers Pictured (L-R): Lauren Owen, Lori Bossert, Kimberly McRoy and Sheila Tracy Heather Lopez Administrative Assistant TDC announces policy changes, branding campaign With the new fiscal year fast approach ing, the Washing ton County Tourist Development Coun cil (TDC) is getting ready to execute some policy changes and special projects. These changes will help the TDC to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy. The TDC has changed the way it approves event adver tising grants, effective October 1, by going to a reward system where a new event will start at $1,000 and work its way up in funding as the event grows and at tracts more tourists to the area. Current events will continue to wean off the old system of grant funding in the next two fiscal years. All events, existing and new, will be converted to the new system by the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The TDC will track an events suc cess by providing numbered wristbands to better determine total attendance and a zip code survey that will show ex actly where the attendees are coming from. Currently, the TDC has three years of data on event at tendance that shows events have attracted 53,156 people with 60.58% being from outside Washington County. The TDC is also looking at doing a branding campaign for Washington County. A new logo, slogan and general theme to advertise to tourists are just a part of what will be included in this cam paign. The day trip program will be con sidered in this process as well as the partner ship with RiverWay South Apalachicola Choctawhatchee (RWSAC). The second quar ter of the grant from the Governors office through RWSAC will shortly provide a list of existing and lack ing types of tourist attractions in Wash ington County that can be used to help assist in the branding process. The final initiative will be to complete a social media plat form consisting of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This will help get Wash ington Countys new brand more widely circulated and assist in promoting events, the day trip program and other special projects conducted by the TDC throughout the year. The TDC is work ing hard to make Washington County a better place to vaca tion to and live in. To follow our progress with these new fiscal year objectives or if you just want to know whats going on in your own backyard, visit www.VisitWash ingtonCountyFL.com. Chipley Financial Services Inc. Consumer Loans $500-$5000 Inez K. Nowell, President/Owner 850-638-5400 1391 Brickyard Rd. Suite #4, Chipley, FL Located in Harrell Square

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August-September 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Eleven MEMBERSHIP REPORT We Treat You Like Family VERNON CLINIC YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE PARTNER Aliation with Northwest Florida Community Hospital better than 3250 Main Street (Next to Vernon Discount Drugs) Vernon, FL 32462 850-535-2096 Open Monday Friday Everything Must Go We Buy and Sell almost anything! 812 Main Street Chipley, Florida 32428 850-849-7787 850-638-7727 everythingmustgo1@mail.com Eagles Nest Christian Books & Gifts PATTY KILLINGSWORTH OWNER PHONE: (850) 638-3866 FAX: (850) 638-3867 EMAIL: EAGLESNESTCBG@YAHOO.COM 805 MAIN STREET CHIPLEY, FLORIDA 32428 BIBLES CHURCH SUPPLIES JEWELRY GIFT BASKETS BOOKS GIFTS MUSIC & MUCH MORE!

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Page Twelve Washington County Business Advocate August-September 2011 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Cindy Birge Broker Oce (850 ) 547-5357 Fax (850) 547-3059 Mobile (850) 258-9442 Email cindy@homescountyrealty.net www.holmescountyrealty.net 871 Falling Waters Rd., Suite 2 Chipley, FL 32428 AUGUST 2011 Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Thursday & Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12 ) 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm-Farmers Market Open 685 7th St.Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Soc. Museum Open 1 7 pm Vernon City Council Workshop 2 PLEASE VOTE Chipley City Election @ City Hall 4 10:30 am Ribbon Cutting Vernon Clinic (Vernon FL) 4 5 pmChipley City Council Workshop 4 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 6 42 nd Annual Wausau Possum Festival 8 5:30 pm Wash Co School Board Meeting 6 pm Adult Auditions for STPs Annie 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 9 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 6 p.m. Adult Auditions for STPs Annie 10 Noon Chipley Womans Club @ Clubhouse 11 9 am 1 pm NFCH Back to School Event 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Wausau Council Meeting 13 7 pm STP presents An Evening of Southern Gospel 15 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex Noon Chamber Ambassadors Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm Vernon City Council Workshop 18 7:30 am WC Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillos 21 5 pm STP Board Mtg @ Chamber 22 School Begins Washington County Schools 4 pm TDC Workshop @ Chamber 5 pm TDC Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 24 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Meeting SEPTEMBER 2011 Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm-Farmers Market Open 685 7th St.Chipley Every Thursday & Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12 ) 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open Every Wednesday 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum Open 1 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 5 6 pm Vernon City Council Workshop 6 10 amChipley/Wausau/Vernon Garden Club (Joint Mtg) 7 District Garden Club Meeting in Vernon 8 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 8 6 pm Wausau Council Meeting 12 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop @Annex 5:30 pm Wash Co. School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting 13 5:15 pm Merchants of Historic Chipley Meeting 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 14 Noon Chipley Womans Club @ Clubhouse 15 7:30 am WC Chamber 3 rd Thursday @ Pattillos 7 pm Chipley Kiwanis Dinner Theatre Talent Show 19 Noon Chamber Ambassadors Meeting @ Chamber 6 pm Vernon City Council Workshop 26 9 am WC Board of Co. Commiss. Meeting @ Annex 4 pm WC TDC Workshop @ Chamber 5 pm WC TDC Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting 1360 Brickyard Road Chipley, FL 32428 Tel (850) 638-1610 www.chipleyhospital.com NFCH Northwest Florida Community Hospital WOUND HEALING INSTITUTE We Treat You Like Family better than 877 North CR 393 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 850.267.2759


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