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Place of Publication: Chipley Fla
Publication Date: 10-01-2011
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Washington County News Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com Get your free copy now INSIDE 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 By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com VERNON Vernon City Council members will discuss what action to take against Vernon Peewee Football Coach Walter McDonald after a concerned parent, Domi nique Lott, said the coach had acted violently toward parents and players. Lott and one other parent were at the Monday, Sept. 26, meeting to testify that McDonald had taken violent action and used foul language toward both children and parents of the peewee football team. The council agreed that at the next council workshop, they would discuss what possible action to take against McDonald and assured the parents the team would continue to play for the remainder of the season. In other business, council member Trey Hawkins requested that the Holmes County Correctional Institute be given recognition at the next regularly scheduled meeting for all of the work they have provided for the City of Vernon. People dont seem to realize how vital they are to this city, Hawkins said. Vernon High School student Bobbie Pinkston was present to discuss routes and to request a parade permit for the Vernon Homecoming Parade on Oct. 7. The route will be discussed with the school sponsors and will be announced before Oct. 7. Also approved was to waive the fees to use the Vernon Community Center for Vernon High School footballs 60th anniversary on Oct. 21. The council approved to advertise the citys garbage contract, and council member Gwen March suggested a garbage service that supports the American Cancer Society. Their garbage cans are pink and black, and a dollar from every payment goes to the American Cancer Society, March said. They even have a place for family members pictures who are survivors or are currently ghting cancer or in memory of on the garbage truck; and nonprot organizations such as churches need only to buy a garbage can and they get free service. The council approved March as the citys representative at the Washington County Tourist Development Council. The council also approved Vernons Halloween Treat Street times as 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Vernon City Council held a public hearing for the nal reading of Resolution 11-100 to set the millage rate at last years approved rate of 2.4141; and Resolution 11101 to approve of the citys nal budget. The council also approved of minutes; payment of bills; approve city clerk contract with Pete Herbert; to move the regularly scheduled meeting from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11 and for streetlights for 3171 and 3135B Main St. CHIPLEY In the small town of Chipley, a rather large lesson is being learned at the Washington Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Five employees accepted a unique challenge to move in and walk in their residents shoes to see what life is like for a week. This is home sweet home, said Heather Brock, the director of nursing. The employees arent just moving in; they are participating in the full admission process to the home and living with a mock diagnosis. One simulates vision loss associated with macular degeneration by having the staff member wear glasses coated in super glue, causing their vision to be blurry. They will see you, but participating in activities or eating meals will be a challenge. The employees will receive challenges each day ranging from diabetic blood checks twice daily to not being able to use the entire right side of their body because of right-side paralysis from a stroke. There are many more daily challenges for the staff, although these things are rather common for residents. Within a few days, they will nd that living as a resident isnt easy. Organizers said they hope the experience will help bring the staff even closer to residents. It will denitely be challenging and very frustrating, said Bret Brown, administrator and participant. We hope it will change the way they approach and feel about their job. It is an out-of-the-box way to provide empathy training. Employees can voluntarily leave the home at any time, though this forfeits their chance at the nal prize. The contest will end when there is one employee standing. The winner will receive $500, but in all honesty, the real winners will be the residents at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. WRNC is a Signature HealthCare community. By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY The nal budget for the Washington County Board of County Commissioners was ap proved during the commissions last budget meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. For the rst time in over 23 years, the Washington County BOCC has been able to balance their budget without having to resort to taking out loans or raising the citizens taxes, said Commissioner Todd Abbott. To top it off, we reduced the budget by $1.18 million; I think thats something to be proud of. Washington County Budget Notes from Sept. 6 1. When budgets submitted, revenues were $1,180,211 less than expenditures in the gen eral fund. The major reason for this was due to a de crease in ad valorem assessments, which resulted in an $805,144 decrease in ad valorem taxes. Also, there were increases in some budgets requests. Due to es timate received from state, there were reductions in proposed general fund revenues $22,603. There was a transfer from transportation to general fund to cover salary and benets; employee terminated decrease in revenue of $29,631. Transfer from new EOC fund additional revenue of $147,522. General fund revenues no total $11,407,856. 2. The following items helped decrease the de cit of the proposed budget for FY 2011-2012 due to the action of county manager and board: A. Five employees laid off only three affected general fund-savings of $103,191. B. 50% contribution to dependent health care$142,827.12 (This can uctuate due to election of plan during open enrollment) BCC approved. C. Change in transfer to library due to Linda Nor tons request for change in hours and insurance-sav ings of $16,720; also, decrease in other current charges of $1,800. 3. The following changes were made due to co operation of Sheriff Haddock, Clerk Cook and Supervisor of Elections in making additional cuts to their original budget request: 1. Haddock cut his original budget request-savings of $206,000 2. Clerk Cook cut her original budget request-sav ings of $17,685 3. Supervisor of Elections cut her original budget request-savings of $12,912. (Budget not submitted at time decit was provided and was funded at current year level.) INDEX Community ............................ A2 Opinion ................................. A4 Classieds ............................. A5 West Bay reunion today West Bay will have its community reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 1, at the West Bay School. Victory Tabernacle peanut boil and sing Victory Tabernacle Church will have a peanut boiling and Bluegrass Gospel Sing at 5 p.m. today. The host band will Straight and Narrow, with special guests Cleo and the Cholesterol Cowboys of Cornbread County. Everyone is invited. Bring a lawn chair; the event will be outside. The church is at 10005 E. State Road 52 in Hartford, Ala. For more information, call 334-588-2838. Fire Safety Fun day & 5K Run You are invited to Chipley Fire Rescues, Fire Safety Fun Day & 5K Run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Chipley Fire Department, 1430 Jackson Ave., behind City Hall. There will be station tours, re truck tours, clowns, games, re prevention materials, IN BRIEF Parent: Peewee coach acted violently VERNON CITY COUNCIL ST E V E L I NE R | The News Leslie Chance, an employee at the Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, writes in her journal as part of the centers landmark efforts to enhance patient care through understanding. She volunteered to live as a center client. Home sweet home WRNC staff volunteer for life as residents INSIDE: LOCA L GIR L TO BE FACE OF SHRINERS CAMPAIGN COMMUNITY, A2 Saturday, O CTOB E R 1 2011 Volume 88, N umber 48 See BRIEFS A2 WASHINGTON REHABILIT A TION & NURSING CENTER County approves nal budget See BUDGET A2

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, October 1, 2011 ATTENTION DARVON/DARVOCET/ PROPOXYPHENE IF YOU HAVE USED DARVON/DARVOCET PAIN MEDICATION, YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS IS NOT A CLAIM AGAINST YOUR DOCTOR. THIS IS A CLAIM AGAINST THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS DRUG. IF YOU HAVE USED THIS DRUG, AND WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR POSSIBLE CLAIM, CALL: Lovelace Law Firm, P.A. 12870 US Hwy 98 West Suite 200 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Telephone: 850-837-6020 Toll free: 1-888-837-2281 Fax: 1-850-837-4093 dml@lovelacelaw.com www.lovelacelaw.com New RE JEWE S ES, By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com VERNON You might re member Hannah Finch as the 5-year-old who in 2008 set a goal for her kinder garten class to collect tabs, then sent the Shriners Hos pital for Children 1 million of them. Or how in 2009 she sent more than 4 million tabs to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. Now 9-year-old Hannah, who has been a Shriners patient for six years, is the face of this years Shriners Hospitals for Children Tabs for Kids program, with her face and story inserted into the programs pamphlet and distributed all over the globe. Hannah said she has decided to continue collect ing tabs for the hospital and asks that the community continue its support. If youre interested in do nating tabs for Hannah, the drop-off points in Chipley are the Supervisor of Elec tions ofce, A&B Auto Sales, Uncle Billys Restaurant, Garys Flamin Grill, Sunny Hills Country Store, Ronnie B Goods, Randy Morris Inc., Northwest Florida Commu nity Hospital, Orange Hill Express, Capital City Bank, Salvation Army and the Washington County Proba tion and Parole ofce. In Panama City, drop-off locations are Culligan Wa ter, Cook Whitehead Ford, WJHG, Gulf Beach Baptist Church and Legendary Ma rine in Lynn Haven. The Shriners buildings in both Chipley and Pana ma City are also drop-off points. For more information about how you can get a 5gallon jug to start collecting tabs or where to send them, call Dede Finch, Hannahs mother, at 726-0458. I wanted to thank ev eryone for all of the tabs, Hannah said. And keep on collecting them. Stewart wins two in a row By Cathrine Lamb Editorial Assistant clamb@chipleypaper.com After the second race of the Race for the Championship, Tony Stewart has become only the second driver in NASCAR history to win the rst two races of the chase. He has put himself at an eight-point advantage in rst place in the point standings. Jimmie Johnson, who has won the championship the last ve years in a row, is in the 10th position in the points, 29 points behind the leader. Point standings after the Sylvania 300 are: 1) Tony Stewart 2) Kevin Harvick: -7 3) Brad Keselowski: -11 4) Carl Edwards: -14 5) Jeff Gordon: -23 6) Mat Kenseth: -26 6) Dale Earnhardt Jr.: -26 6) Kyle Busch: -26 9) Kurt Busch: -28 10) Jimmie Johnson: -29 11) Ryan Newman: -34 12) Denny Hamlin: -66 The next race will be the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 2. Check your local listings for times. BRIEFS from page A1 nger printing for kids, a bounce house, blood pressure checks, re safety smoke house and a special appearance by Smokey the Bear. United Holiness to honor seniors United Holiness Church, 776 Peach St. in Chipley, will honor senior citizens during Sunday worship. Services begin at 11:15 a.m. with the theme In The Seasons Of Your Life. Speaker will be Evangelist B. Snipes, copastor of Fifth United Church. Dinner will be served. Red Hill to honor pastors October is Pastor Appreciation Month, and Red Hill UMC has set aside time to recognize and honor their pastors. Pastor Matthew Rich was appointed by the Alabama-West Florida Conference in June to serve as Red Hill UMCs pastor. Brother Danny Wilkins began serving as Red Hills Youth Pastor in April. The congregation will hold a reception in their honor from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. Mt. Olive Assembly homecoming set Mt. Olive Assembly of God will have homecoming services Sunday with the Rev. Roger Dale Hagan. There will be singing after lunch with the Watsons. Everyone is invited. For more information call 547-0708. C EC ILI A SP EARS | The News Hannah Finch shows off her Shriners Children Tabs for Kids jug. Hannah will be featured by the Shriners Hospital in upcoming promotional materials. Still collecting Local girl becomes national face for Shriners Childrens Hospital 4. If the following changes were made, the general fund would be balanced with 0 contingency: 1. EMS cut original budget re quest-savings of $76,907. 2. Under human resource, de crease of salary and benets, which is included in 2A above. 3. Under computer, decrease sal ary and benets, which is included in 2A above. 4. Under executive budget, de crease salary and benets, which is included in 2A above. 5. Under nancial and administra tive, decrease of tax collectors bud get of $26,270 6. Under legislative budget-profes sional services decreased by $10,000, travel reduced to $15,000 due to com missioners in county travel not fund ed; communications decreased by $5,000, code enforcement reduced to $5,000 under legislative budget, trans fers to library changes (referenced 2C above), animal control increased by $77 due to decrease in insurance and increase in contractual services, AG center increased by $12,664 due to replacement of horticulture at higher salary, employee insurance change after budget adopted for current year, transfer to transportation originally budgeted at $325,722 for insurances and actual transfer would have been $278,805. However, there is a savings of $278,805 due to Mr. Bareld absorb ing this expense in the transportation budget. Transfer to recycling reduced due to Carol Park being funded under parks and recreation and no clerical funded under recycling which is a savings of $44,544. Transfer to EMPA reduced by $10,000. Transfer grants reduced by $28,000 due to SHIP pro gram funding administrative cost and cost for TIMECIA which is included in 2A above. Transfer to recreational facilities decreased by $4,000 due to utilities being funded under library and $2,000 maintenance and for Shipes/Holley house at Daniels Lake. Transfer to re services reduced by $76,907. Transfer to Ag Center re duced by $2,000 in equipment line item due to computer department provid ing them with computer. Transfer to recycling decreased by $7,500 due to decrease of $5,000 in utilities line item and $2,500 in operating supplies. 7. Legal counsel increased due to change in attorney agreement and other legal services cost; increased by $183,925 8. Comprehensive planning-de crease in other current charges line item-$2,500 savings. 9. Insurance services decreased due to 50% contribution rate for depen dent health coverage as referenced in 2B and transportation paying for its own insurance as referenced in 4-6. 10. GASB is funded at $2,100 and is being administered by computer department. 11. General building services fund ed same as current year. 12. Law enforcement, sheriff cor rection budget reduced by $206,000 as referenced in 3-1. 13. Under detention and correction budget, inmate medical increased by $50,000 due to charges incurred in current year. 14. EMS ambulance decreased by $76,907 as referenced in 4-1. 15. Medical examiners budget in creased by $4,897 due to interlocal agreement with Bay County for au topsy services. This increase shown on July 18 proposed budget. 16. Solid waste control budget-utili ties decreased by $10,000 17. Pollution control decreased by $15,000 18. Industry development-no bud get submitted when decit originally projects; requested funding of $40,000. Currently funded at $25,000. CRA funding increased by $981. 19. Veterans service-travel de creased by $2,000 20. Health department funded at $80,000 21. Welfare-RSVP budget request of $2,000 decreased by $1,250; decreased by $250 from current year. Council on aging budget request of $20,000 decreased by $10,000; decreased by $2,500 from current year. Tri-County Community Council budget request of $23,000 decreased by $10,250; de creased by $2,500 from current year. Bay Care not funded has no budget request was received. 22. Mental health budget increased by $50,000 due to changed incurred in current year for Baker Act services. 23. Cultural services-literacy fund ing decreased by $1,500 and Vernon Historical Society funding request of $600 not funded due to not having been funded in the past, Historical So ciety did not submit budget request so it wasnt funded. 24. Park and recreation salary and benet line items decreased due to Carol Park being out of recycling and placed under park and recreation and Deidra being placed under 911 bud get; savings of $8,180. 25. City recreation-no funding budgeted. 26. Inmate crew supervisors-fund ing decreased for salaries and benets sue to two inmate supervisor positions not being funded; savings of $46,850 27. Inmate cleaning crew-funding same as current year 28. Sod farm-gas line item de creased-savings of $1,000 29. Guardian Ad Litem funded at $1,337; was funded under legislative but separated in own department due to reporting requirements. 30. State Attorney Circuit Judge and County Judge funded same as current level; Public Defender in creases its budget request by $609; Article V funds totaling $26,618 assist with these budgets 31. Transportation fund-balanced at $2,865,700 32. Building department budget reduced to balance budget; salary and insurance reduced. Balanced at $140,100 33. Clayton road SCOP project is funded at $1,094,000 34. The transportation budget of $2,865,700 is balanced without using any cash carry forward 35. The total budget for FY 20112012 is $28,486,485 Recommended changes made Sept. 8 1. Take $36,000 from the fuel line item in the transportation budget and put in travel line item to give the com missioners a set amount of $600 per month for in county travel. 2. A transportation fund II has been submitted by Mr. Bareld at Public Works which is cash carry forward to be used for equipment; it is funded at $2,200,00. 3. A FEMA ood budget totaling $2,508,264 has been submitted by Mr. Bareld for completion of FEMA proj ects in the 2011-2012 budget year. 4. A revision to the transportation budget showing $278,845 cash carry forward with budget being balanced at $2,865,700. BUDGET from page A1

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NOTICE OF QUALIFYING FOR THE TOWN OF CARYVILLE GENERAL ELECTION AND REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSING On Tuesday, November 1, 2011, a General Election will be held for the Town of Caryville at Caryville Town Hall, 4436 for the following positions: Council Member Seat 2, Council and end at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011. The qualify may do so with the Town Clerk at Caryville Town Hall during the above stated time period. The Voter Registration books will close on October 3, 2011. All town residents within the town limits of Caryville, who are registered to vote by October 3, 2011, are eligible to vote in this election regardless of where you live in the town. does not apply. should you have any questions or need other information regarding the upcoming town elections. Further Info: Sandra Cook (850) 535-2426 3901 Wilderness Road Vernon Gates open 8am Saturday Washington County Scholarship Trust Hosts the Tenth Annual Show Saturday, October 8, 2011 Antique Tractor Show/Pull Antique Stationary Engines Garden Tractor Pull Bring Your Lawn Chairs Various Demonstrations Kids Events in the Morning Hit-n-Miss Engines Antique Tractors/Farm Equipment Concessions Available No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed 9:00 a.m. Barrel Push Race 9:30 a.m. Slow Tractor Contest 10:00 a.m. Tractor Pull Reg. Ends 10:00 a.m. Antique Tractor & Garden Tractor Pulls 11:30 a.m. Childrens Pedal Tractor Pull Noon Parade of Tractors 12:30 p.m. Ladies Skillet Throwing contest Afternoon Tractor Pulling Continues Pull Fees: Antique ($5 per pull 2 pulls per div.) Garden ($10 per pull 2 pulls per div.) Admission Adults $5, Children 12 & Under Free www.VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com SPECIAL TO T HE NEW S On Sept. 21, Chipley JROTC competed in Academic Bowl. The Academic Bowl was hosted by Holmes County. The JROTC programs that competed were Holmes County, Vernon, and Chipley High School. The cadets from Chipley that competed are Devan Daniels, Zachary Chase, Justin Taylor, Nikki Stoker, Brianna Owens, and Sean McDonald. Congratulations to these six cadets who went and did their best. CHS JROTC COMPETES IN ACADEMIC BOWL C hipley H igh School C ar W ash and B ake Sale Chipley High School JROTC will be having a car wash and bake sale today, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Advance Auto in Chipley. For a donation of $5 we will wash your vehicle. Funds will help reduce the cost to attend state competition. Every year, we have qualied to go to the Florida State Drill Competition, an extensive competition with over 50 participating schools. Please help us raise money so that we may represent Chipley High School, JROTC and this great community! C/SFC Stephen Kauffman Vernon J ROTC in rst 2011 competition On Thursday, Sept. 15, the Vernon High School JROTC raider team competed in the rst Raider Competition of the year. They did extremely well in this, placing in 18 of the 30 possible places. In map reading, Christopher Vathis placed rst, Nathan Dunn placed second, and Eric Clark placed third for the males. For the females, Maegen Sheehan placed rst, Jessica Grigsby placed second, and Brianna Loveless placed third. For the knot tying, Nathan Dunn got rst in the male portion for this category and Maegen Sheehan placed rst, Julie Sheehan placed second, and Brianna Loveless placed third in the female portion. Brianna Loveless got rst place in the female obstacle course. In First Aid, the places for males were Christopher Vathis, rst; Todd Jenkins, Second; and Eric Clark, third. The females were Maegen Sheehan, rst; Jessica Grigsby, second; and Julie Sheehan, third. Julie Sheehan also got third in the PT Test. Everyone worked very hard and did their best, while having fun in the process. Way to go Raiders! Lane Evans JROTC BRIEFS SPECIAL TO T HE NEW S The Roulhac Middle School football team traveled to Bonifay on Tuesday to take on the highly rivaled, Bonifay Middle School. RMS came out victorious in the bitterly fought match up, 14-12. RMS will play at home the next three weeks at Phillip Rountree Stadium on Tuesday evenings. RMS DEFEATS BONIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOL School News Washington County News | A3 Saturday, October 1, 2011 SPECIAL TO T HE NEW S Vernon High School would like to thank Community South Credit Union for sponsoring the 2011-2012 Student of the Month Program. Each month we will recognize one student from each grade (9-12) to represent our school. Students who demonstrate leadership, display a positive attitude, are dedicated workers, and are punctual in their daily routines may be nominated to receive this recognition, In appreciation for their dedication and hard work, recipients will receive backpacks lled with prizes from our sponsor. Winning students will also participate in a reward trip at the end of the semester. Congratulations to our September recipients: Leana Andrews, Kevin Ingram, Alana Hearn, and Anthony Siples. We are very proud of your outstanding work! VHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) Lo cal ofcials across Florida are scrambling to repeal gun control ordinances, including bans on re arms in parks, buildings and other public places, before a new state law takes effect. It adds penalties to an existing statute that re quires governments at the local level to follow state gun laws, which are gen erally less restrictive. The pre-emption law often has been ignored until now. The gun legislation is one of 29 new laws that be come effective Saturday. Some of the others will make it more difcult for girls seeking abortions to get waivers from the states parental notica tion requirement, limit medical malpractice law suits, outlaw sex with ani mals and reduce sexting penalties for minors. The gun law has caused consternation in city halls and county boardrooms. We can restrict having clubs, ame throwers and hand grenades, but when it comes to rearms, we cant restrict them, said Kraig Conn, legislative counsel for the Florida League of Cities. The law imposes what Conn called Draconian penalties for violating the 1987 pre-emption statute that covers ammunition as well as rearms. It merely says you have to follow the law and if you dont follow the law there are consequences, said the laws sponsor, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach. The National Rie As sociation pushed for the new legislation, saying cities and counties were ignoring the pre-emp tion law because it had no penalties. City and county ofcials could be ned up to $5,000 if they failed to repeal a pre-empted gun ordinance or try to enforce it. They also wont be able to use taxpayer funds to defend themselves or pay the nes. Violators also could be red or removed from ofce by the governor. Individuals and groups such as NRA could sue to challenge local laws. If they win, they could collect attorney fees and damages up to $100,000 from cities and counties. Openly carrying re arms already is banned by state law, so pre-empted ordinances in most cases affected guns carried by more than a million Florid ians who have concealed weapons permits. State law also already bans concealed weapons from schools, courthous es, and the Florida Capi tol and local government buildings when the bodies are meeting. Conn said there still are some questions about ex actly what is pre-empted but most jurisdictions are repealing ordinances if theres any doubt. West Palm Beach May or Jeri Muoio had been poised to test the law through an executive or der banning guns in city hall, but changed her mind. Instead, she has ordered police to escort armed vis itors in the building. The most restrictive lo cal laws tend to be in the more urban areas. One size doesnt t all when it comes to our counties, said Cragin Mo steller, spokeswoman for the Florida Association of Counties. Gaetz said the pre-emp tion law was designed to prevent gun owners from becoming criminals sim ply be crossing a city or county line. Local ofcials have dis cussed possible legal ac tion against the new law. Conn acknowledged the Legislature can pre-empt local laws, but he said the idea of personally ning or removing public ofcials is another matter. He said the new law marks the rst time he knows of that the common law principle of legisla tive immunity has been pierced. It ordinarily pro tects ofcials from being penalized for their votes as members of a legisla tive body such as a city council. The new abortion law will require judges to con sider a minors maturity in deciding whether she can be excused from the states parental notica tion requirement. It also limits girls to l ing requests for waivers in the court circuits in which she lives. Previously, mi nors could seek waivers in any circuit within her appellate court district, which is a larger area. The medical malprac tice law will require out-ofstate doctors to get a state certicate before they can testify as expert witness es. They then could face discipline, including the loss of their certicate, if they offer whats found to be deceptive or fraudu lent testimony. The new law also offers immunity from lawsuits to doctors who volunteer to help high school and col lege sports teams. It took years, but law makers this spring nally passed a law against bes tiality. Anyone convicted of sexual contact with an animal now can face up to a year in jail. The new sexting law decriminalizes the act of minors electronically sending explicit photos of themselves for a rst of fense. Under existing law, they could be convicted of child pornography and la beled as a sex offender. A second offense, though, would be a mis demeanor and a third, a felony. When our child por nography laws were writ ten, they failed to take into account advances in technology, such as cell phones, said Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, a Wellington Democrat who sponsored the law. This reform will let our youth know that such behavior is wrong without labeling them as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. Another new law will make it a crime to know ingly possess a stolen credit card. Credit card fraud hurts Florida consumers who pay for it through higher nance charges, annual fees and increased costs for investigations, said the sponsor, Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton. One of the new laws was passed last year with a delayed implementation. It will increase the liabil ity verdicts state and lo cal governments can pay without the Legislatures approval from $100,000 to $200,000 per person and from $200,000 to $300,000 per incident. POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P. 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CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: nbareeld@chipleypaper.com MANAGING EDITOR Steve Liner: sliner@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPOR TS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVER TISING 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 _HCT HA VE SOMETHING TO SA Y? 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. ATTENTION FORD F-250 POWER STROKE DIESEL ENGINE IF YOU OWN OR LEASE A FORD SUPER DUTY TRUCK OR AN EXCURSION VEHICLE FOR MODEL YEARS 2003 2007 EQUIPPED WITH FORDS 6.0L DIESEL ENGINE, COMMONLY KNOWN AS FORDS POWER STROKE DIESEL ENGINE, YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR POSSIBLE CLAIM FOR DAMAGES, CALL: Lovelace Law Firm, P.A. 12870 US Hwy 98 West Suite 200 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Telephone: 850-837-6020 Toll free: 1-888-837-2281 Fax: 1-850-837-4093 dml@lovelacelaw.com www.lovelacelaw.com Pet adoption set in Marianna The AT&T Store, in Marianna will be hosting Partners For Pets for a special Community Sharing Day on October 1, starting at 10 a.m. Partners For Pets will be there for off-site adoptions with some puppies from the shelter. AT&T employees will be selling hot dogs, snow cones and sodas with the prots going to the shelter. Come to AT&T this day to adopt a pet, and get a new Pantech Crossover on a new 2-year agreement for free! Also everyone that purchases accessories that day gets 30% off any accessories they purchase. This offer is good only at the AT&T in Marianna. Kent Collins reunion Sunday Relatives and friends of the late W.A. and Laura Lee Kent Collins are invited to attend the 85th Annual Kent Collins Reunion on Sunday at the Black Community Center in Black, Ala. Please bring a covered dish to share at lunch and any photos or other mementos. Come and enjoy a day of fellowship beginning at 10 a.m. For more information call Betty Collins Paulding at 334-692-3375. Special to The News Recently, the Washing ton County Sheriffs Ofce hosted its Annual Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch Butch Leonard Classic Golf Tournament at Sunny Hills Golf Course. Because of the tremen dous outpouring of support from our community, more than $9,000 was raised for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association as a nonprot, residential child-care agency in 1957, the Youth Ranches state wide network of care has served thousands of Flor idas needy and deserving children. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile de linquency and the develop ment of lawful, productive citizens, the Youth Ranches includes four residential child-care campuses and two camps helping to re store hope, fulll dreams and prepare boys and girls for the future. Additionally, community-based services provide intensive fam ily counseling, family life education, foster care and other services to as many of Floridas troubled and atrisk children as possible. The Youth Ranch takes children from troubled homes and difcult situa tions and gives them a safe, nurturing home and an ed ucation. It gives young men and women new hope, new dreams and a new start to help them grow into pro ductive citizens in our com munity said Washington County Sheriff Bobby Had dock. Myself and our ofce staff believe strongly in this organization, and each and every one of us are proud to be part of ensuring the Youth Ranch will continue to help the children of Flor ida in the years to come. For more information on the services Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provide, visit www.youth ranches.org. Washington County hosts Youth Ranch golf tourney Community BRIEFS Local A4 | Washington County News Saturday, October 1, 2011 New gun law has ofcials scrambling SPEC I AL T O THE N E W S By Lane Evans Special to The News On Sept. 21, Vernon High School, Holmes Coun ty High School and Chipley High School met at Holmes County High School for the rst Quiz Bowl of the year. All three teams tried their best, and the nish was great. Chipley High School placed third, putting Holmes County at second while Vernon triumphantly took home rst place, going neck to neck with Holmes County High School until the end. The questions were based on categories from Character and Leadership Development, Leadership Theory and Application, Foundations for Success, Wellness, Fitness and First Aid, and more. The victo rious participants of this event were Julie Sheehan, Courtney Poppell, Erick Clark, Josh Becker, and Brandon Williams. Con gratulations to the Quiz Bowl team on your victory. VHS wins Quiz Bowl

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CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, October 1, 2011 Washington County News | A5 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 For Rent: Nice townhouse apartment. 2BR/2.5BA, one car garage in downtown Bonifay. NO PETS. Call (850)547-3129, (850)326-2586. 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. SpaciousOne Bedroom $425 Two Bedroom $475. Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. Apply Now 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com 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 Need CDL Drivers A or B with 2 yrs recent commercial experience to transfer motor homes, straight trucks, tractors, and buses. www.mamotransportation.com (800)501-3783 Network Marketers Get in too late? Income disappointing? International Marketing Firm entering momentum phase expanding in this area. Products endorsed by world famous doctor. Call (877)313-7794 Think Christmas, Start Now! Own a Red Hot! Dollar, Dollar Plus, Mailbox Or Discount Party Store From $51,900 Worldwide! 100% Turnkey (800)518-3064 WWW.DRSS20.COM $ 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 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMEBecome a Newspaper Carrier in PANAMA CITY BEACH, MARIANNA, AND COTTONDALE Open routes available in the Early Morning Great Opportunity to Own your Own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your communityIndependent ContractorsMust have the following: *A reliable vehicle *Proof of Auto Insurance *A valid driver’s license *Be 18 yrs or Older Fill out Route Inquiry Request Form in person at 501 W. 11th Street, Panama City, Florida Web ID#: 34179074 EDUCATIONAL Tri-County Community Council, Inc., is accepting applications for a Caregiver for the Early Head Start Program in Walton County. Great benefits. Responsibility:Plan and initiate classroom activities according to Early Head Start Standards. Qualifications: Mist have a Child Development Associate (CDA) Infant/ Toddler or have a degree in Early Development; minimum of 1 year work related experience with infants and toddlers. Must have current driver’s license and proper vehicle insurance coverage. Must comply with health and background screening. Applications may be obtained from any Tri-County Community Council office and submitted by October 10, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. For information and an application call LeaAnn, Personnel Tech (850)547-3689 or online www .tricountycommuni tycouncil.com. Successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment drug test. Only qualified applicants will be considered. Equal opportunity employer and drug and smoke free workplace. CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 DIRECTV Fall Special! Free HD, 3 mos FREE HBO/Showtime/Starz/Cinema x! NFL SUNDAY TICKET Free -Choice Ultimate/Premier -Pkgs from $29.99/mo. Till 9/30! (866)419-5666 Electric Bills High? Go Solar! 60% OFF SALE ends 10/1/11. FPL/Progress Cash Rebates up to $21,000. NO Money Down, NO Payment 12-months. (877)247-4938; www.Rebate.SolarDirect.c om Sawmills from only $3997-Make Money & Save Money with your own bandmill-Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/3 00N (800)578-1363 Ext.300N You Pick Field Peas Open Friday Sept 23. S of Washington County near Orange Hill off Hwy 276 near county line follow signs or call 260-1368 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. EDUCATIONAL TEACHER WANTED. Great Benefits. Tri-County Community Council, Inc., is accepting applications for the Head Start Program in DeFuniak Springs. Great Benefits. RESPONSIBILITY: Teacher -Plan and initiate classroom activities per the Head Start Standards. QUALIFICATIONS: Teacher -B.A. degree in Early Childhood or equivalent education in related field. Current driver’s license and proper vehicle insurance coverage. Must comply with health and background screening. Applications may be obtained from any Tri-County Community Council, Inc., office and submitted by Monday October 10, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. For information and an application call LeaAnn, Personnel Tech (850) 547-3689, or online at www.tricountycommunitycouncil.com Successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment drug test. Only qualified applicants will be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG AND SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE. A 2006 Honda Shadow VLX was left at St. Johns Road Lot #16 in Bonifay and will be sold within 18 days if not removed. Vin #HONMZ80600 Firewood Seasoned or green. Cut to length.373-8012 or 547-9291 B&B Furniture 1342 North RR Avenue, Chipley. We pay cash for clean, quality furniture. 850-557-0211 or 850-415-6866. Ask for Pasco or Carolyn 3 Family Yard Sale Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:30-4:00 p.m. 1515 S. Hwy. 79, Bonifay, Fl. 2.5 miles south of I-10. Vintage dolls, vintage & costume jewelry, children’s books, 1930’s Mahagony art deco, dental/medical cabinet, household items & miscellaneous. 10 MILE Yard Sale Saturday Oct 1st 7Am Until. Go west on Douglass Ferry Rd to Hinson Crossroads, turn left on River Rd to New Hope. Boat, washing machine, bedstead, cloths,shoes, lots of misc. 4-5 Family Yard Sale Saturday October 1st, 8:00a.m. until. 4333 Douglas Ferry Rd., 1 block west of 5 pts Fire Dept. Wooden foosball table. Call (850)547-2030 for a list of items. Back Yard Sale 1530 Orange Hill Rd Sat Oct 1 8am -1pm Lots of stuff, CHEAP! Estate Sale Sept 30 and Oct 1 from 7:00-2:00. Antiques, glassware, quilts, piano, books,furniture, tools, Ect. 1225 Tharp Rd Chipley Huge Multi Family Yard Sale Falling Waters Rd behind NAPA Sat Oct 1 8:00am-2pm Huge multi-family yard sale Lots of tools, childrens clothes, misc. new items. Sat Oct. 1. 2405 Brooks Dr, Bonifay. Huge Yard Sale Kids clothes, toys, beds, much more. 1398 Hwy 177-A, 2 miles after Dogwood Lakes. Sat. Oct. 1. Yard Sale Friday 8am -12pm & Saturday 8am -12pm. 1364 Leander LN Chipley Yard Sale Saturday October 1, 2011. 7:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. 2216 Clifford St. Bonifay. Yard Sale. 742 Sunday Rd, off Orange Hill Hwy. Riding mower, Huskee, 18 HP, 42’ cut, lawn tractor. Pd $1100.00, used twice. Asking $700.00 cash. Refrigerator, works like new, $200.00. Bissell bagless vac, like new, $100.00. Cemetery plot, $600. Call 638-7727, 850-260-2295. Fresh from the Farm Straight neck squash, okra, eggplant. Call for availability. (850)956-4556. 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 COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in COLOR! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 FREE To Good Home 6 month old Chocolate Lab-,male, friendly, good with kids. (850)548-9991 Small horse, Bay filly approx. 58”. Rides. $200.00 after 5:30. (850)547-4068 AUCTION Michelle & HC’s Auctions, 4100 Pate Pond Rd Vernon, Fl. Every Saturday, 6PM. Miscellaneous auction 3rd Saturday Big Truckload Auction Multi-Sellers, selection varies, cash, debit/credit cards 5% buyers premium. Building has Air Conditioning. Sellers welcome. Michelle Roof Fl AU 3014 AB 2224 850-547-9140 850-326-1606 850-415-0183 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 67-2010-CA-000009 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS ELWELL, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 67-2010-CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS ELWELL; PARTICIA L. ELWELL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7 day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 446.5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 376.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 186.8 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST, 137.3 FEET TO THE WATERS EDGE OF JOINER LAKE; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE WATERS EDGE OF SAID LAKE 186.8 FEET; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST 137.3 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 446.5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 449.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE FOR 113.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 262.2 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 279; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY FOR 20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST 262.2 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 113.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4282 DIAMOND HEAD CIRCLE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Sept 19, 2011 Linda H. Cook Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News September 24 October 1, 2011 NOTICE OF COMPLETION Blankenship Contracting, Inc.gives notice of completion of Clifford Street Life Station Rehabilitation for the City of Bonifay, Florida. All persons and firms having claims against this project should file same with the project Engineer before October 1, 2011. Hatch Mott MacDonald, 120 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 180, Panama City Beach, Fl 32407, 850-236-5831. As published in the Washington County News September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle(s) willbe sold at auction onOct18,2011 8:00AM &Brock Auto Body & Towing,1135Main Street,Chipley, FL32428 1989 Ford 1ftdf15n4knb48197, 1997Ford 1FTCR10A9BTA5929 As published in the WashingtonCounty News Oct1, 2011. 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. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds.

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A6| Washington County News Saturday, October 1, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS TIRED OF SEARCHING FOR BUYERS?Placing a classified ad is an easy and affordable way to make your wares the focus of attention among potential buyers.What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you don't want into something you do want:CASH!GET THINGS MOVING WITH THE CLASSIFIEDS! GET THINGS MOVING WITH THE CLASSIFIEDS! For Sale 1997 F Super Duty 1 ton 5 speed 227,000 original miles, 7.3 diesel.$ 5000 850-625-5629 For Sale 2002 Ford Ranger Edge V-6 auto trans. AC,PS,PB, CD player, cruise control, 90,000 miles. Sharp. $4800.00 Call 596-4174 or 326-3431 Land and Home For Sale 4248 Bever Rd 3BD/1BA single family fixer upper. Owner finances or cash discount $1250 down. $561/ mth 803-929-1117 or 803-403-9555 Abandoned Lakeside Farm! 4 acres -Lake access -$16,900; 10 acres -Huge view $29,900; 8 acres Lakefront -$69,900. Foreclosure priced land in Upstate NY’s So. Tier!! Survey, clear title! (877)352-2844. www.newyorklandandlakes.com 10.3 Acres for salein Canopy Crossing, off Hwy 79, 179-A Westville, Reedy Creek Property. $24,900 FIRM. Call Chester (813)655-9870 FOR SALE 28 acres with small house on developed acre, $90, 000. Approximately 4 miles south of Graceville with 1000+ footage on Hwy 77. Sign in front. 251-948-3620 or 850-638-8526 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. For Rent 3 BR/ 2 BA Doublewide in Bonifay. Sorry No Pets Please call 850-373-8938 2BR MH for rent with utility building, window air. 535-2657. 3BR/2 BA MH 3/4 mile from Bonifay Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. BONIFAY3 Br, 2 Ba $475/Mo 850-699-3599 For Rent 2BD 1BA $375/mth 2BD 2BA $450/ mth Bonifay water & sewage included. 638-2999 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 2 Mobile Homes For Rent 3BR/2BA & 2BR/2BA call 850-326-2053 or 638-4689 2BR Furnished Mobile Home CH/A. Real clean.$500/mth $200/dep.850-638-1462& 2BD 2BA Mobile Home CH/A, hardwood floors. $200 dep $500/mth. No pets. 638-1462 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-638-7315, 850-849-6842 or 638-9933. 3BR/2 BA MH 3/4 mile from Bonifay Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. 2 & 3 BR $590 -$675 Greenhead Washer & Dryer Incl Some pets welcome248-0048 2 and 3 Bd Mobile Homes for rent in Bonifay. No Pets. (850)547-3462. 2 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3BD/1.5BA $425 + deposit 2BD/1BA $400/ mth +deposit Water & garbage furnished. Quiet park between Chipley & Bonifay 527-4911 or 547-4232 Ridgewood Apts. of Bonifay 2 bedroom unit $470 with city utilities and pest control (850)557-7732. Townhouse Apt For Rent 2BD/ 1 1/2 BA 638-1918 Apartment Size cabin, prefer 1 person, 8 miles south Bonifay, $400/ deposit $400/ month rent, appliances furnished. No Pets 229-400-5645 Cottage style house 3 Bdrm/1 bath, screened porch. No smoking. Need references. Bonifay area. (850)547-3494 ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)994-9904 For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. Need help to take care of an elderly person 3 or 4 days a week in Bonifay. Call (850)768-2209 Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769. Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (888)203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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I n the last edition of the Advocate, I talked about the former Chuck as it relates to businesses deciding to come into an area or not. I had many people ask me questions about the article and say they were were so important to the decisionmaking process. In this Advocate, I would like to talk about the south side of I-10, and, in particular, why there are no businesses on that side of the Interstate. Remember this when it comes to business: they all require water and sewage. With that said, visualize the south side of I-10 at the Chipley exit. There is the one, lone, former gas station and that is all. When it was open, the station utilized well water and septic tank for its water and sewage. This was good until the State issued news rules for water coming out of wells for public consumption or public use. The State says that all wells used for this type of consumption must be tested regularly and also chlorinated. This regulation is Volume 5 Number 1 Washington County, Florida October-November 2011 www.washcomall.com WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Ted Everett Executive Director a detriment to many businesses because of the cost associated with the testing. So, why are there no utilities on the south side of I-10? First know the State requires a business to want to locate on land south of 110 in order for the city to obtain State grant funds to run water and sewage infrastructure to that part of the city. To get the facilities built, municipalities depend on State grant funds to aid in infrastructure improvements and expansions. The problem is not so much that the businesses do not want to be on the south side, its that there is no water and sewage available. Its the chicken and egg scenario. Plainly stated, there are no landowners who are willing to be caused by the lack of available water and sewer. If a landowner did sell, and water and sewer were brought in for that business prospect, then the surrounding properties would acquire a much higher value due to the infrastructure put in place. That is essentially why there is still State Road 77, south of the Chipley exit of I-10. no business developments on the south side of I-10. landowner scenario to change, substantive changes to the State and Municipal Infrastructure grant requirements will need to change. These changes would take time for review, legislation to be passed, guidelines created and then implemented. Until that time, or when there is a landowner willing to sell for less than what could be, the south side of I-10 may be dormant for awhile. 1-10 south growth impacted by lack of water, sewer

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October sees much activity each year: football, hunting, festivals theres no doubt its Fall! The Chamber has also been very busy. Were a business just like yours and we continually search for ways to make our business relevant to you, the membership. I have put a good deal of thought into ways to do just that. For starters, we have changed how we communicate with our members. tions and switched to mostly email communiqus. Ted Everett Darrin Wall Page Two Washington County Business Advocate October-November 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 West Florida Electric Cooperative Association 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 Appraisal Services Patrick A. Schlenker Northwest 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 Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com A Message From The Past 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 Its incredible how suddenly Fall arrived this year. Maybe its a sign of getting older, because time was certainly slow when I was a kid. Changing from Summer to Winter is a marvelous tran sition to witness; better yet, to relish. Its invigorating. Just as new growth comes in Spring, Fall has a unique freshness of its own. Change is continuing at the Cham ber, too. Well be welcoming new leadership in October as September Its been a wonderful year despite the economic climate. Ive been fortunate to be surrounded by good friends at the Chamber, and have The Chamber continues to evolve and grow. Growth isnt just about membership numbers and invest ment dollars, but it can be seen through the contribution of volun teers. The Chamber Ambassadors have been very active with ribbon cuttings and have participated in nu merous events. They represent the Chamber very well, and have our gratitude. Several board members have given their talents to organize the Outdoor Expo the past few years; an event that will now be held every other year. We engage our elected eral levels and voice issues affecting Washington County businesses. We support existing industries, and seek to attract new investors to the area. As time continues, the econo my will turn around. Were working to ensure that Washington County will be poised for positive growth. None of this could be possible without a wonderful staff. They support our members, and continue to strive for great results. We are already working towards another notable year in 2012, and you can help through your involvement. Al ways remember . .YOU can make a difference! If we do not have a current email address for you, please let us know; contact Chris or myself at: chris@ washcomall.com or ted@washco mall.com, or call 850-638-4157. Please provide an updated website URL also. If you do not have email service, let us know that too, so we cate to you what were doing. We are also in the initial stages of planning workshops of interest to our members. If you have an idea on a topic, again, let us know. If needs some attention, let us know. Obvious subjects, such as market be on the menu, but there may be other issues or topics you wish to see covered. You may have noticed the last few cover stories in the Advocate have focused on Economic Develop ment in Washington County. Your Chamber is heavily involved in eco nomic development to bring good paying jobs to our County. We have had successes in the past and are proactively reaching for success for the future. All we need is you! We really want to hear from our members about workshop topics, what is most important to your busi ness and how you think the Cham ber can help your business grow. Were just an email or phone call away

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Three October 20 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 November 17 Third Thursday PROGRAM: Hear updates about whats happening in County government from these local rep resentatives: Washington County County Manager Steve Joiner; City of Chipley, City Administrator Dan Miner; Chipley Redevelop ment Agency, CRA President Amy Wiwi; and Washington County Tourist Development Council, Sec retary/Treasurer Jim Town. SPONSOR Washington County Chamber of Commerce PROGRAM: Community Update SPONSOR : Hard Labor Creek Plantation Enjoy hunting Bobwhite Quail in one of the States most natural and least spoiled areas of Northwest Florida. Step onto Hard Labor Creek Plantation and youll think you were hunting in the piney woods and quail coverts of a hundred years ago. Back then, this same property was home to one Floridas busiest turpentine plantations. HLCP is located six miles from Interstate 10 and about 10 miles south of Chipley. Call 850-527-6063 to book your hunt. H ard Labor Creek is also home to an off-road park, with over 20miles of trails for dirt bikes and ATVs. For more information go to HardLaborCreekOffRoadPark.com H ARD L ABOR C REEK Skeet Trap 3D Archery Hunting Preserve Q uail Fishing Lodging Shooting Sports The Board of Directors and Staff wish one and all a very Happy Thanksgiving 2011!

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Page Four Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 LIFE HOME CAR BUSINESS AUTO-OWNERS.COM ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Chipley, FL (850) 638-1805 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 2012 Board President: Philip Pippin, Pippin Appraisal Servic es Philip Pippin was born in 1960 to Till man and Madeline Pippin of Chipley, grew up in Chipley and attended Washing ton County schools un til graduating in 1978. He then attended Chipola Junior College and worked for a local furniture company until moving to Port St. Joe in 1981. Pippin was employed with St. Joe Paper Company at the St. Joe paper mill until 1985. After moving back to Chipley in 1985, Pippin took over his fathers real estate sales and appraisal business. Pippin received a real estate salesman license in 1985 and a brokers license in 1986. He continued his educa tion in specialized real estate appraisal and until 1990, when he earned a State Certi tate Appraisers license. Pippin has been engaged in the real es tate appraisal business since then, as well as operating a real estate development company known as Brickyard In vestments. This com pany was responsible for several residential developments around Chipley, most noted, the Pine Bluff at Fall ing Waters residential development adjacent to Falling Waters State Park. Pippin also served on the Chipley Volun teer Fire Department from 1985-1992, and as Fire Chief in 1991. He served the County Planning Commission from 1985-1992. Pippin married Tonya Johnson in 2001, with Tonya join in 2002. Philip has two children, Daniel and Jordan Pippin.

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Five TDC: Northwest Florida big draw for in-state summer visitors Every fall, Visit Florida releases its Florida Tourism Study to industry partners to show visitor trends for the previous year. The 2010 report had surprising results for the Northwest Florida region. According to the study, Northwest Florida had the highest percentage of vacationers in the state for the summer season, coming in at 40 percent. Northwest Florida also had the highest percentage of non-air travel at 92 percent, the highest percentage of vacation/getaway weekends at 66 percent and the highest percentage of travel parties consisting of couples at 47 percent of any other Florida region. The average length of stay was 1-3 nights at 54 percent, with 38 percent staying 4-7 nights. This shows that more than a third of vacationers to the region stay longer and have more mobility while they are here since average daily expenditure for a traveler to our region is also $110 per day. Washington from this mobility, length of stay and disposable income by promoting the regional day trip program to people who already have plans to vacation in Northwest Florida. In looking at other demographics of visitors to percent traveled to the region for the purpose of leisure. Of the top activities while vacationing, beach/ waterfront came in at number one with 41 percent followed by shopping 35 percent, touring/ sightseeing 14 percent, night life 11 percent, park: national/state eight percent, and festival/craft fair six percent. With couples making up the largest percentage of travel parties to the region, families came in second at 24 percent followed by single travelers at 16 percent. The largest age group traveling to Northwest Florida is between 35-54 years old at 45 percent, followed by 18-34 years old at 31 percent and 55 plus at 24 percent. Other than our regions impressive summer percentage, the spring (March-May) season came in at 26 percent followed by Fall (September-November) at 24 percent. The Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) will incorporate the results of this study year 2011-2012. To learn more about the TDC visit us at www. VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com. Extended Hours ARNP Fast Track Board Certied Physicians Latest in Diagnositc Radiology 24 HOU R EM ER G EN CY S ER VIC ES We Treat You Like Family better than NFCH is the most technologically advanced and full service Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the area. Expert Care When Theres No Time To Spare Our 24-hour state of the art Emergency Room provides the latest in diagnostic radiology with 24/365 coverage by Board Certied Radiologists. Our ER physicians are Board Certied and trained in pediatrics, cardiac and trauma emergencies. Our Emergency Room has the shortest wait time among Critical Access Hospitals when compared with the top 25 best performing Critical Access Hospitals nationwide. 1360 Brickyard Road Chipley (850) 638-1610 www.nfch.org AIRHeart Services Trauma Certied Sta Heather Lopez Administrative Assistant

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Page Six Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon Cuttings August 14 Sunbelt Credit 1414 Main Street, Chipley. September 1 New Life Fellowship Church Hall 696 5th Street, Chipley. September 13 Pink Speckled Frog 844 Main Street, Chipley. August 4 Vernon Clinic 3250 Main Street, Vernon. Chipley City Councilman, the Rev. Price Wilson was recently honored for his contributions to education, the community, city government and, for two decades, the barbershop he and his brother co-owned in Panama City. Photos, top, from left: Rev. Wilson, anked by his wife Fannie and daughter Kathy, is recognized by Chamber Director Ted Everett, center, and local businessman Eon Menckeberg, who organized the building dedication at 837 Main Street. Several local dignitaries, including School Supt. Sandra Cook, bottom photo left, were also on hand to honor the Rev. Wilson. Wilson was honored at another ceremony in August for his participation in the liberation of Holland during World War II, and his service as a pastor for over 33 years. Wilson Building Dedication

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Seven Third Thursday Highlights August-September Third Thursday Highlights... Clockwise, from top left: Augusts program is presented by Denny Axman of Advanced Market Resources; Chipley Garden Club member Denise Noonan presents the Yard of the Month Award for 1271 Old Bonifay Road; Economic Development Council Chair Gary Clark recognizes contributors from the Bank of Bonifay and Commercial Property Investments; Roger Laney talks to members about financial security at the September meeting; Cindy Brown, Washington County Rehabilitation and Nursing encourages participation at a fish fry; and School Supt. Sandra Cook gives an overview of new school requirements.

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Planning Depart ment put togeth er an advisory group called the EDG or Eco nomic Develop ment Group. This group was assigned the task of developing a formal agreement by which the County could contract its responsi bility for economic development to a public/private entity. After many months of work, I am proud to say that a formal agreement was adopted by the group and has been sent to the County for adoption and execu role that both the County and the Economic Development Council will have in development process. A few of the highlights from the Page Eight Washington County Business Advocate October-November 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. County seeks public/private partnership The comprehensive plan for Washington County always brings up both positive and negative im ages for citizens: developers see it as a hindrance and conservation ists see it as a blessing. For the bal anced mind and those of us in the and some bad in the plan. that has emerged recently is the economic development element. As adopted, this element of the plan lays out the parameters for how the County will encourage and promote job creation, expand ing business and commercial and industrial development. This guiding element matches perfectly with the mission of the Economic Development Council of the Chamber of Commerce. About six months ago the County agreement are as follows: County Role Provide an adequate supply of land for commercial, industrial, and residential uses through the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and the Land Development Code. Develop an infrastructure plan that will support economic devel opment in designated areas of the County. Protect existing industrial or commerce parks from potentially incompatible adjacent land uses. Actively seek additional large acreage tracts throughout the County that possess the appropri ate criteria for diverse economic development opportunities. Establish more formal rela tionships with public/private part nerships for economic development using as models those concepts and entities proven successful in other economically emerging counties. Commit at the earliest op portunity to a sustainable funding program that provides for annual budget allocations in support of all economic development initiatives. Service Provider Role Make recommendations re garding strategic land use planning in a timely manner to be included in the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) process.] Actively seek grants that will lead to the development of a plan to construct infrastructure in areas of the County designated for com mercial, industrial, or residential uses. Establish working relationships with existing third-party economic development entities such as Enter See County on page 10 Gary Clark EDC Chair

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October-November 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 Spotlight On Our Chamber Ambassadors CINDY BROWN Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Chipley native Cindy Johnson Brown is the wife of Gary Brown and the proud mother of one beau tiful girl, Olivia Grace Brown. Cindy is a 1992 graduate of Chipley High School. Even in her youth, Cindy was heavily involved and volunteered much of her time to local organizations. She lived in south Florida Orlando and Miami for 17 years before return ing home to Chipley in November 2008. She is now a permanent resi dent of Washington County. Cindy earned her bachelors de gree in Communicative Disorders at University of Central Florida. She earned her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Cindy also attended the University of Florida for computer science coursework. Currently, she is work ing on her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in autism and gerontology from Nova Southeastern University. As a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Cindy enjoys working with children and adults with varying disabilities in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, schools, and home health. Currently, she is the SLP at Wash ington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley. As a volunteer, Cindy enjoys spending time as a Chamber of Com merce Ambassador. She is also a member of Chipley Kiwanis, Take Stock in Chil dren, Relay For Life, American Speech Language Associa tion, Florida As sociation of Speech Language Patholo gists and Audiologists, Autism Society of America, and Center for Rare Diseases. In Cindys free time, she enjoys riding her four horses and her Harley-Davidson. She also en joys kayaking, snow skiing, and of course, being a new mom.

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Page Ten Washington County Business Advocate October-November 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 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 prise Florida, Oppor tunity Florida, Flori das Great Northwest, other economic devel opment councils and alliances, the emerg ing Department of Economic Opportuni ty, as well as Regional Planning Councils, to insure that all parties are informed about Washington County and the opportunities for economic develop ment with a view to receiving referrals to parties looking to ex pand or relocate into northwest Florida. Be the single point of contact and primary coordinator for County agencies with regard to eco nomic development activities. Establish a work ing relationship with municipalities that coordinates eco nomic development opportunities for a fast track approval process in conjunc tion with the FLUM (future land use map), Land Development Code, and municipal requirements, as well as maximizing the economic incentives offered to prospec tive investors in the County regardless of proposed physical location. Coordinate with adjacent coun ties/municipalities to support larger eco nomic development opportunities that may cross jurisdic tional boundaries. Participate in such marketing efforts deemed appropriate to present the op portunities in the County to pros pec tive investors. Work with large developers who are proposing develop ments of regional impact, sector plans, or other large-scale mixed use projects that will, or could, include commercial and industrial compo nents. Service Pro vider shall submit to County by July 1st of each year the annual economic develop ment report. The report shall contain the following infor mation for industry located in Washing ton Countys various Industrial Parks (both County and municipal control) of industry currently receiving an ad valorem or sales tax economic develop ment tax exemption: (1) current employ ment levels and aver age wage rate + two past years (2) amount of capital invest ment in Washington County As our County and our communi ties continue to grow and develop, these alliances and guiding elements will make our jobs easier and our successes greater than ever before. It is our goal to leve rage all of the assets at our disposal to insure that the mission of strong positive economic growth for our Coun ty can continue. County from page 8 Chamber Ambassador Kathy Rudd offers student ID protection through Woodmen of the World at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Back to School Fair.

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Eleven MEMBERSHIP REPORT Presbytery of Florida New Life Fellowship The Pink Speckled Frog Better Business Bureau of NW Florida Anderson Columbia Co., Inc. Baxley Cleaners Better Business Bureau of NW Florida Business Evaluation & Appraisal Inc. Commercial Property Investments Corbin Auto Sales First United Methodist Church FL Microlm/Oce Supply Inc. Girl Scout Council of the FL Panhandle Goodwill Industries Big Bend Inc. Grimail Crawford Inc. Hortons Chipley Heating & Cooling J & H Welding New Life Fellowship NHC HomeCare One South Bank PLWconsulting Group, LLC Professional Real Estate Mgmt, LLC Professional Satellites Southern Trails RV Park The Bank of Bonifay Chipley Oce Thomas Gerald Holley, Attorney Ward Propane Wellness Environments Business Evaluation & Appraisal Inc. One South Bank The Bank of Bonifay Chipley Oce Josephine Robinson Floyd Dot Pierce Alma Vann George Vann Total Members: 356 Washington County Chamber Outdoor Expo: Rescheduled for 2012! While we like to think that your Chamber is the Can Do Cham ber, we must admit we did not have the appropriate amount of time to devote to an Outdoor Expo this year. An unplanned workload We had -and will have -some really exciting animal exhibits and shows lined up, as well as some great returning and new Outdoor Vendors and great activities for the entire family. But all that will have to wait until next year in the Fall of 2012! We hope to see you all at the Expo next year!

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Page Twelve Washington County Business Advocate October-November 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 OCTOBER 2011 Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Thursday & Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al 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 Society Museum Open 3 4 pm WCTDC Wrkshp & Mtg (Rescheduled from Sept.) 7 p.m Vernon City Council Workshop 3 7 Homecoming Week at Vernon High School 4 11 am Chipley Garden Club Vernon Comm. Ctr. 5 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 7 8:30-11:30 pm -Vernon Homecoming Dance/ City Gym 10 5:30 p.m. Wash Co School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 11 6 pm Ebro Town Council Mtg 6pm Caryville Town Council Mtg 6 p.m. Chipley City Council Mtg Full Hunter Moon 13 6 pm Wausau Council Meeting 13-16 STP Annie @ Playhouse 7 pm-Sun. @2 pm 15-16 Sat-9-3 & Sun-11-1 Fall Into History at WC Hist. Soc. Mus. 17 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex Noon Chamber Ambassadors Meeting @ Chamber 7 p.m. Vernon City Council Workshop 18 6 pm-Family Game Nite&College/ Career Nite Vernon HS 19 10:30 am-Wausau Garden Club @ Wausua Town Hall 20 7:30 am WC Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillos 21 Chipley High School Homecoming Parade 12:30 pm 21-22 WC Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Little Library 5thSt 24 4 p.m. TDC Workshop & Mtg @ Chamber 7 p.m. Vernon Council Meeting 27 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 29 4-6 pm Annual Trunk Or Treat @ Old Chipley HS Track 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 31 4-6 pm WH Tech Ctr Candy & Careers NOVEMBER 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 2 10:30 am Chipley Garden Club @ Shivers Park Chipley 3 Noon WC Friends of the Library @ Blue Pond Comm. Ctr 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 7 6 pm Vernon City Council Workshop 7-11 WC Schools Tribute to Veterans 8 6 pm Chipley City Council Mtg. 6 p.m. Ebro Town Council Mtg 6 pm Caryville Town Council Mtg 9 Noon Chipley Womans Club @ Clubhouse 10 6 p.m. Wausau Council Meeting Full Beaver Moon 11 VETERANS DAY! 14 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex Noon Chamber Ambassadors Meeting @ Chamber 5:30 p.m. Wash Co. School Board Meeting 7 p.m. Vernon City Council Meeting 16 10:30 am Wausau Garden Club @ Wausau Town Hall 17 7:30 a.m. WC Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillos 6 pm Farm City Banquet WC Ag Ctr 21 9 a.m. WC Board of Co. Commission Meeting @ Annex 6 p.m. Vernon City Council Workshop 21-25 WC Schools Closed Thanksgiving Holiday 24 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 28 4 pm WC TDC Workshop & Mtg @ Chamber 7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting 1595 Main Street Chipley, Florida 32428 (850) 638-7546 N EW L IFE F ELLOWSHIP A SSEMBLY OF G OD Located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 77, Chipley, Florida Pastor Vincent Spencer (850) 638-1134 Presbytery of Florida Melissa Morgan Administrative Assistant PO Box 7 (850) 638-2322 Chipley, FL 32428-0007 (850) 638-2373 fax



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Washington County News Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com Get your free copy now INSiIDE For the latest breaking news, visitCHIPLEYPAPER.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 Us24/7 By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com VEERNNONN Vernon City Council members will discuss what action to take against Vernon Peewee Football Coach Walter McDonald after a concerned parent, Domi nique Lott, said the coach had acted violently toward parents and players. Lott and one other parent were at the Monday, Sept. 26, meeting to testify that McDonald had taken violent action and used foul language toward both children and parents of the peewee football team. The council agreed that at the next council workshop, they would discuss what possible action to take against McDonald and assured the parents the team would continue to play for the remainder of the season. In other business, council member Trey Hawkins requested that the Holmes County Correctional Institute be given recognition at the next regularly scheduled meeting for all of the work they have provided for the City of Vernon. People dont seem to realize how vital they are to this city, Hawkins said. Vernon High School student Bobbie Pinkston was present to discuss routes and to request a parade permit for the Vernon Homecoming Parade on Oct. 7. The route will be discussed with the school sponsors and will be announced before Oct. 7. Also approved was to waive the fees to use the Vernon Community Center for Vernon High School footballs 60th anniversary on Oct. 21. The council approved to advertise the citys garbage contract, and council member Gwen March suggested a garbage service that supports the American Cancer Society. Their garbage cans are pink and black, and a dollar from every payment goes to the American Cancer Society, March said. They even have a place for family members pictures who are survivors or are currently ghting cancer or in memory of on the garbage truck; and nonprot organizations such as churches need only to buy a garbage can and they get free service. The council approved March as the citys representative at the Washington County Tourist Development Council. The council also approved Vernons Halloween Treat Street times as 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Vernon City Council held a public hearing for the nal reading of Resolution 11-100 to set the millage rate at last years approved rate of 2.4141; and Resolution 11101 to approve of the citys nal budget. The council also approved of minutes; payment of bills; approve city clerk contract with Pete Herbert; to move the regularly scheduled meeting from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11 and for streetlights for 3171 and 3135B Main St. CHIPLEEY In the small town of Chipley, a rather large lesson is being learned at the Washington Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Five employees accepted a unique challenge to move in and walk in their residents shoes to see what life is like for a week. This is home sweet home, said Heather Brock, the director of nursing. The employees arent just moving in; they are participating in the full admission process to the home and living with a mock diagnosis. One simulates vision loss associated with macular degeneration by having the staff member wear glasses coated in super glue, causing their vision to be blurry. They will see you, but participating in activities or eating meals will be a challenge. The employees will receive challenges each day ranging from diabetic blood checks twice daily to not being able to use the entire right side of their body because of right-side paralysis from a stroke. There are many more daily challenges for the staff, although these things are rather common for residents. Within a few days, they will nd that living as a resident isnt easy. Organizers said they hope the experience will help bring the staff even closer to residents. It will denitely be challenging and very frustrating, said Bret Brown, administrator and participant. We hope it will change the way they approach and feel about their job. It is an out-of-the-box way to provide empathy training. Employees can voluntarily leave the home at any time, though this forfeits their chance at the nal prize. The contest will end when there is one employee standing. The winner will receive $500, but in all honesty, the real winners will be the residents at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. WRNC is a Signature HealthCare community.By Cecilia SpearsStaff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEEY The nal budget for the Washington County Board of County Commissioners was ap proved during the commissions last budget meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. For the rst time in over 23 years, the Washington County BOCC has been able to balance their budget without having to resort to taking out loans or raising the citizens taxes, said Commissioner Todd Abbott. To top it off, we reduced the budget by $1.18 million; I think thats something to be proud of.Washington County Budget Notes from Sept. 61. When budgets submitted, revenues were $1,180,211 less than expenditures in the gen eral fund. The major reason for this was due to a de crease in ad valorem assessments, which resulted in an $805,144 decrease in ad valorem taxes. Also, there were increases in some budgets requests. Due to estimate received from state, there were reductions in proposed general fund revenues $22,603. There was a transfer from transportation to general fund to cover salary and benets; employee terminated decrease in revenue of $29,631. Transfer from new EOC fund additional revenue of $147,522. General fund revenues no total $11,407,856.2. The following items helped decrease the decit of the proposed budget for FY 2011-2012 due to the action of county manager and board: A. Five employees laid off only three affected general fund-savings of $103,191. B. 50% contribution to dependent health care$142,827.12 (This can uctuate due to election of plan during open enrollment) BCC approved. C. Change in transfer to library due to Linda Nor tons request for change in hours and insurance-sav ings of $16,720; also, decrease in other current charges of $1,800.3. The following changes were made due to co operation of Sheriff Haddock, Clerk Cook and Supervisor of Elections in making additional cuts to their original budget request: 1. Haddock cut his original budget request-savings of $206,000 2. Clerk Cook cut her original budget request-sav ings of $17,685 3. Supervisor of Elections cut her original budget request-savings of $12,912. (Budget not submitted at time decit was provided and was funded at current year level.) INDENDEX Community . ............................ A2 Opinion . ................................. A4 Classieds . ............................. A5West Bay reunion todayWest Bay will have its community reunion from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Oct. 1, at the West Bay School.Victory Tabernacle peanut boil and singVictory Tabernacle Church will have a peanut boiling and Bluegrass Gospel Sing at 5 p.m. today. The host band will Straight and Narrow, with special guests Cleo and the Cholesterol Cowboys of Cornbread County. Everyone is invited. Bring a lawn chair; the event will be outside. The church is at 10005 E. State Road 52 in Hartford, Ala. For more information, call 334-588-2838. Fire SSafety Fun day & 5K RunYou are invited to Chipley Fire Rescues, Fire Safety Fun Day & 5K Run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Chipley Fire Department, 1430 Jackson Ave., behind City Hall. There will be station tours, re truck tours, clowns, games, re prevention materials, IN BRIEFParent: Peewee coach acted violently VEERNNONN CITY COUNNCIL StST Ev V E Li I NEr R | The NewsLeslie Chance, an employee at the Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, writes in her journal as part of the centers landmark efforts to enhance patient care through understanding. She volunteered to live as a center client. Home sweet homeWRNC staff volunteer for life as residents INSIDE: LOCAl L GIRl L TO BE FACE OF SHRINERS CAMPAIGN COMMUNITY, A2Saturday, Octob CTOB Er R 1 2011 Volume 88, N N umber 48 See BRIEEFSS A2 WAShiHINGtoTON REhHAbilitBILIT Atio TION & NurNURSiING CENtTErR County approves nal budgetSee BUDGEDGET A2

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LocalA2 | Washington County News Saturday, October 1, 2011 ATTENTIONDARVON/DARVOCET/ PROPOXYPHENEIF YOU HAVE USED DARVON/DARVOCET PAIN MEDICATION, YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS. THIS IS NOT A CLAIM AGAINST YOUR DOCTOR. THIS IS A CLAIM AGAINST THE MANUFACTURER OF THIS DRUG. IF YOU HAVE USED THIS DRUG, AND WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR POSSIBLE CLAIM, CALL: Lovelace Law Firm, P.A. 12870 US Hwy 98 West Suite 200 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Telephone: 850-837-6020 Toll free: 1-888-837-2281 Fax: 1-850-837-4093 dml@lovelacelaw.com www.lovelacelaw.com New REJEWE S ES, By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com VERNON You might re member Hannah Finch as the 5-year-old who in 2008 set a goal for her kinder garten class to collect tabs, then sent the Shriners Hos pital for Children 1 million of them. Or how in 2009 she sent more than 4 million tabs to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa. Now 9-year-old Hannah, who has been a Shriners patient for six years, is the face of this years Shriners Hospitals for Children Tabs for Kids program, with her face and story inserted into the programs pamphlet and distributed all over the globe. Hannah said she has decided to continue collect ing tabs for the hospital and asks that the community continue its support. If youre interested in do nating tabs for Hannah, the drop-off points in Chipley are the Supervisor of Elec tions ofce, A&B Auto Sales, Uncle Billys Restaurant, Garys Flamin Grill, Sunny Hills Country Store, Ronnie B Goods, Randy Morris Inc., Northwest Florida Commu nity Hospital, Orange Hill Express, Capital City Bank, Salvation Army and the Washington County Proba tion and Parole ofce. In Panama City, drop-off locations are Culligan Wa ter, Cook Whitehead Ford, WJHG, Gulf Beach Baptist Church and Legendary Ma rine in Lynn Haven. The Shriners buildings in both Chipley and Pana ma City are also drop-off points. For more information about how you can get a 5gallon jug to start collecting tabs or where to send them, call Dede Finch, Hannahs mother, at 726-0458. I wanted to thank ev eryone for all of the tabs, Hannah said. And keep on collecting them. Stewart wins two in a rowBy Cathrine Lamb Editorial Assistant clamb@chipleypaper.com After the second race of the Race for the Championship, Tony Stewart has become only the second driver in NASCAR history to win the rst two races of the chase. He has put himself at an eight-point advantage in rst place in the point standings. Jimmie Johnson, who has won the championship the last ve years in a row, is in the 10th position in the points, 29 points behind the leader. Point standings after the Sylvania 300 are: 1) Tony Stewart 2) Kevin Harvick: -7 3) Brad Keselowski: -11 4) Carl Edwards: -14 5) Jeff Gordon: -23 6) Mat Kenseth: -26 6) Dale Earnhardt Jr.: -26 6) Kyle Busch: -26 9) Kurt Busch: -28 10) Jimmie Johnson: -29 11) Ryan Newman: -34 12) Denny Hamlin: -66 The next race will be the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 2. Check your local listings for times. BRIEFS from page A1nger printing for kids, a bounce house, blood pressure checks, re safety smoke house and a special appearance by Smokey the Bear.United Holiness to honor seniorsUnited Holiness Church, 776 Peach St. in Chipley, will honor senior citizens during Sunday worship. Services begin at 11:15 a.m. with the theme In The Seasons Of Your Life. Speaker will be Evangelist B. Snipes, copastor of Fifth United Church. Dinner will be served.Red Hill to honor pastorsOctober is Pastor Appreciation Month, and Red Hill UMC has set aside time to recognize and honor their pastors. Pastor Matthew Rich was appointed by the Alabama-West Florida Conference in June to serve as Red Hill UMCs pastor. Brother Danny Wilkins began serving as Red Hills Youth Pastor in April. The congregation will hold a reception in their honor from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.Mt. Olive Assembly homecoming setMt. Olive Assembly of God will have homecoming services Sunday with the Rev. Roger Dale Hagan. There will be singing after lunch with the Watsons. Everyone is invited. For more information call 547-0708. Cec EC ILIa A SPears EARS | The NewsHannah Finch shows off her Shriners Children Tabs for Kids jug. Hannah will be featured by the Shriners Hospital in upcoming promotional materials. Still collectingLocal girl becomes national face for Shriners Childrens Hospital 4. If the following changes were made, the general fund would be balanced with 0 contingency: 1. EMS cut original budget re quest-savings of $76,907. 2. Under human resource, de crease of salary and benets, which is included in 2A above. 3. Under computer, decrease sal ary and benets, which is included in 2A above. 4. Under executive budget, de crease salary and benets, which is included in 2A above. 5. Under nancial and administra tive, decrease of tax collectors bud get of $26,270 6. Under legislative budget-profes sional services decreased by $10,000, travel reduced to $15,000 due to com missioners in county travel not fund ed; communications decreased by $5,000, code enforcement reduced to $5,000 under legislative budget, trans fers to library changes (referenced 2C above), animal control increased by $77 due to decrease in insurance and increase in contractual services, AG center increased by $12,664 due to replacement of horticulture at higher salary, employee insurance change after budget adopted for current year, transfer to transportation originally budgeted at $325,722 for insurances and actual transfer would have been $278,805. However, there is a savings of $278,805 due to Mr. Bareld absorb ing this expense in the transportation budget. Transfer to recycling reduced due to Carol Park being funded under parks and recreation and no clerical funded under recycling which is a savings of $44,544. Transfer to EMPA reduced by $10,000. Transfer grants reduced by $28,000 due to SHIP pro gram funding administrative cost and cost for TIMECIA which is included in 2A above. Transfer to recreational facilities decreased by $4,000 due to utilities being funded under library and $2,000 maintenance and for Shipes/Holley house at Daniels Lake. Transfer to re services reduced by $76,907. Transfer to Ag Center re duced by $2,000 in equipment line item due to computer department provid ing them with computer. Transfer to recycling decreased by $7,500 due to decrease of $5,000 in utilities line item and $2,500 in operating supplies. 7. Legal counsel increased due to change in attorney agreement and other legal services cost; increased by $183,925 8. Comprehensive planning-de crease in other current charges line item-$2,500 savings. 9. Insurance services decreased due to 50% contribution rate for depen dent health coverage as referenced in 2B and transportation paying for its own insurance as referenced in 4-6. 10. GASB is funded at $2,100 and is being administered by computer department. 11. General building services fund ed same as current year. 12. Law enforcement, sheriff cor rection budget reduced by $206,000 as referenced in 3-1. 13. Under detention and correction budget, inmate medical increased by $50,000 due to charges incurred in current year. 14. EMS ambulance decreased by $76,907 as referenced in 4-1. 15. Medical examiners budget in creased by $4,897 due to interlocal agreement with Bay County for au topsy services. This increase shown on July 18 proposed budget. 16. Solid waste control budget-utili ties decreased by $10,000 17. Pollution control decreased by $15,000 18. Industry development-no bud get submitted when decit originally projects; requested funding of $40,000. Currently funded at $25,000. CRA funding increased by $981. 19. Veterans service-travel de creased by $2,000 20. Health department funded at $80,000 21. Welfare-RSVP budget request of $2,000 decreased by $1,250; decreased by $250 from current year. Council on aging budget request of $20,000 decreased by $10,000; decreased by $2,500 from current year. Tri-County Community Council budget request of $23,000 decreased by $10,250; de creased by $2,500 from current year. Bay Care not funded has no budget request was received. 22. Mental health budget increased by $50,000 due to changed incurred in current year for Baker Act services. 23. Cultural services-literacy fund ing decreased by $1,500 and Vernon Historical Society funding request of $600 not funded due to not having been funded in the past, Historical So ciety did not submit budget request so it wasnt funded. 24. Park and recreation salary and benet line items decreased due to Carol Park being out of recycling and placed under park and recreation and Deidra being placed under 911 bud get; savings of $8,180. 25. City recreation-no funding budgeted. 26. Inmate crew supervisors-fund ing decreased for salaries and benets sue to two inmate supervisor positions not being funded; savings of $46,850 27. Inmate cleaning crew-funding same as current year 28. Sod farm-gas line item de creased-savings of $1,000 29. Guardian Ad Litem funded at $1,337; was funded under legislative but separated in own department due to reporting requirements. 30. State Attorney Circuit Judge and County Judge funded same as current level; Public Defender in creases its budget request by $609; Article V funds totaling $26,618 assist with these budgets 31. Transportation fund-balanced at $2,865,700 32. Building department budget reduced to balance budget; salary and insurance reduced. Balanced at $140,100 33. Clayton road SCOP project is funded at $1,094,000 34. The transportation budget of $2,865,700 is balanced without using any cash carry forward 35. The total budget for FY 20112012 is $28,486,485Recommended changes made Sept. 81. Take $36,000 from the fuel line item in the transportation budget and put in travel line item to give the com missioners a set amount of $600 per month for in county travel. 2. A transportation fund II has been submitted by Mr. Bareld at Public Works which is cash carry forward to be used for equipment; it is funded at $2,200,00. 3. A FEMA ood budget totaling $2,508,264 has been submitted by Mr. Bareld for completion of FEMA proj ects in the 2011-2012 budget year. 4. A revision to the transportation budget showing $278,845 cash carry forward with budget being balanced at $2,865,700. BUDGET from page A1

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NOTICE OF QUALIFYING FOR THE TOWN OF CARYVILLE GENERAL ELECTION AND REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSINGOn Tuesday, November 1, 2011, a General Election will be held for the Town of Caryville at Caryville Town Hall, 4436 for the following positions: Council Member Seat 2, Council and end at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011. The qualify may do so with the Town Clerk at Caryville Town Hall during the above stated time period. The Voter Registration books will close on October 3, 2011. All town residents within the town limits of Caryville, who are registered to vote by October 3, 2011, are eligible to vote in this election regardless of where you live in the town. does not apply. should you have any questions or need other information regarding the upcoming town elections. Further Info: Sandra Cook (850) 535-24263901 Wilderness Road VernonGates open 8am SaturdayWashington County Scholarship Trust Hosts the Tenth Annual ShowSaturday, October 8, 2011 Antique Tractor Show/Pull Antique Stationary Engines Garden Tractor PullBring Your Lawn Chairs Various Demonstrations Kids Events in the Morning Hit-n-Miss Engines Antique Tractors/Farm Equipment Concessions Available No Alcoholic Beverages Allowed9:00 a.m. Barrel Push Race 9:30 a.m. Slow Tractor Contest 10:00 a.m.Tractor Pull Reg. Ends 10:00 a.m.Antique Tractor & Garden Tractor Pulls 11:30 a.m. Childrens Pedal Tractor Pull NoonParade of Tractors 12:30 p.m.Ladies Skillet Throwing contest AfternoonTractor Pulling Continues Pull Fees: Antique ($5 per pull 2 pulls per div.) Garden ($10 per pull 2 pulls per div.) Admission Adults $5, Children 12 & Under Free www.VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com SPECIAL TO TT HE NEWs S On Sept. 21, Chipley JROTC competed in Academic Bowl. The Academic Bowl was hosted by Holmes County. The JROTC programs that competed were Holmes County, Vernon, and Chipley High School. The cadets from Chipley that competed are Devan Daniels, Zachary Chase, Justin Taylor, Nikki Stoker, Brianna Owens, and Sean McDonald. Congratulations to these six cadets who went and did their best. CHCHS JROTC COMPETEsS InN ACADEMIC BOWL CC hipley H H igh School CC ar W W ash and B B ake SaleChipley High School JROTC will be having a car wash and bake sale today, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Advance Auto in Chipley. For a donation of $5 we will wash your vehicle. Funds will help reduce the cost to attend state competition. Every year, we have qualied to go to the Florida State Drill Competition, an extensive competition with over 50 participating schools. Please help us raise money so that we may represent Chipley High School, JROTC and this great community! C/SFC Stephen Kauffman Vernon JROTC ROTC in rst 2011 competitionOn Thursday, Sept. 15, the Vernon High School JROTC raider team competed in the rst Raider Competition of the year. They did extremely well in this, placing in 18 of the 30 possible places. In map reading, Christopher Vathis placed rst, Nathan Dunn placed second, and Eric Clark placed third for the males. For the females, Maegen Sheehan placed rst, Jessica Grigsby placed second, and Brianna Loveless placed third. For the knot tying, Nathan Dunn got rst in the male portion for this category and Maegen Sheehan placed rst, Julie Sheehan placed second, and Brianna Loveless placed third in the female portion. Brianna Loveless got rst place in the female obstacle course. In First Aid, the places for males were Christopher Vathis, rst; Todd Jenkins, Second; and Eric Clark, third. The females were Maegen Sheehan, rst; Jessica Grigsby, second; and Julie Sheehan, third. Julie Sheehan also got third in the PT Test. Everyone worked very hard and did their best, while having fun in the process. Way to go Raiders! Lane Evans JROTC BRIEFsS SPECIAL TO TT HE NEWs S The Roulhac Middle School football team traveled to Bonifay on Tuesday to take on the highly rivaled, Bonifay Middle School. RMS came out victorious in the bitterly fought match up, 14-12. RMS will play at home the next three weeks at Phillip Rountree Stadium on Tuesday evenings. RMRMS DEFEATsS BBOnNIFAY MIDDLE SCHOOL School NewsWashington County News | A3Saturday, October 1, 2011 SPECIAL TO TT HE NEWs S Vernon High School would like to thank Community South Credit Union for sponsoring the 2011-2012 Student of the Month Program. Each month we will recognize one student from each grade (9-12) to represent our school. Students who demonstrate leadership, display a positive attitude, are dedicated workers, and are punctual in their daily routines may be nominated to receive this recognition, In appreciation for their dedication and hard work, recipients will receive backpacks lled with prizes from our sponsor. Winning students will also participate in a reward trip at the end of the semester. Congratulations to our September recipients: Leana Andrews, Kevin Ingram, Alana Hearn, and Anthony Siples. We are very proud of your outstanding work! VHHS STUDEnNTsS OF THE MOnNTH

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TALLAHASSEE (AP) Lo cal ofcials across Florida are scrambling to repeal gun control ordinances, including bans on re arms in parks, buildings and other public places, before a new state law takes effect. It adds penalties to an existing statute that re quires governments at the local level to follow state gun laws, which are gen erally less restrictive. The pre-emption law often has been ignored until now. The gun legislation is one of 29 new laws that be come effective Saturday. Some of the others will make it more difcult for girls seeking abortions to get waivers from the states parental notica tion requirement, limit medical malpractice law suits, outlaw sex with ani mals and reduce sexting penalties for minors. The gun law has caused consternation in city halls and county boardrooms. We can restrict having clubs, ame throwers and hand grenades, but when it comes to rearms, we cant restrict them, said Kraig Conn, legislative counsel for the Florida League of Cities. The law imposes what Conn called Draconian penalties for violating the 1987 pre-emption statute that covers ammunition as well as rearms. It merely says you have to follow the law and if you dont follow the law there are consequences, said the laws sponsor, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach. The National Rie As sociation pushed for the new legislation, saying cities and counties were ignoring the pre-emp tion law because it had no penalties. City and county ofcials could be ned up to $5,000 if they failed to repeal a pre-empted gun ordinance or try to enforce it. They also wont be able to use taxpayer funds to defend themselves or pay the nes. Violators also could be red or removed from ofce by the governor. Individuals and groups such as NRA could sue to challenge local laws. If they win, they could collect attorney fees and damages up to $100,000 from cities and counties. Openly carrying re arms already is banned by state law, so pre-empted ordinances in most cases affected guns carried by more than a million Florid ians who have concealed weapons permits. State law also already bans concealed weapons from schools, courthous es, and the Florida Capi tol and local government buildings when the bodies are meeting. Conn said there still are some questions about ex actly what is pre-empted but most jurisdictions are repealing ordinances if theres any doubt. West Palm Beach May or Jeri Muoio had been poised to test the law through an executive or der banning guns in city hall, but changed her mind. Instead, she has ordered police to escort armed vis itors in the building. The most restrictive lo cal laws tend to be in the more urban areas. One size doesnt t all when it comes to our counties, said Cragin Mo steller, spokeswoman for the Florida Association of Counties. Gaetz said the pre-emp tion law was designed to prevent gun owners from becoming criminals sim ply be crossing a city or county line. Local ofcials have dis cussed possible legal ac tion against the new law. Conn acknowledged the Legislature can pre-empt local laws, but he said the idea of personally ning or removing public ofcials is another matter. He said the new law marks the rst time he knows of that the common law principle of legisla tive immunity has been pierced. It ordinarily pro tects ofcials from being penalized for their votes as members of a legisla tive body such as a city council. The new abortion law will require judges to con sider a minors maturity in deciding whether she can be excused from the states parental notica tion requirement. It also limits girls to l ing requests for waivers in the court circuits in which she lives. Previously, mi nors could seek waivers in any circuit within her appellate court district, which is a larger area. The medical malprac tice law will require out-ofstate doctors to get a state certicate before they can testify as expert witness es. They then could face discipline, including the loss of their certicate, if they offer whats found to be deceptive or fraudu lent testimony. The new law also offers immunity from lawsuits to doctors who volunteer to help high school and col lege sports teams. It took years, but law makers this spring nally passed a law against bes tiality. Anyone convicted of sexual contact with an animal now can face up to a year in jail. The new sexting law decriminalizes the act of minors electronically sending explicit photos of themselves for a rst of fense. Under existing law, they could be convicted of child pornography and la beled as a sex offender. A second offense, though, would be a mis demeanor and a third, a felony. When our child por nography laws were writ ten, they failed to take into account advances in technology, such as cell phones, said Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, a Wellington Democrat who sponsored the law. This reform will let our youth know that such behavior is wrong without labeling them as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. Another new law will make it a crime to know ingly possess a stolen credit card. Credit card fraud hurts Florida consumers who pay for it through higher nance charges, annual fees and increased costs for investigations, said the sponsor, Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton. One of the new laws was passed last year with a delayed implementation. It will increase the liabil ity verdicts state and lo cal governments can pay without the Legislatures approval from $100,000 to $200,000 per person and from $200,000 to $300,000 per incident. POSTMASTER: en SSend address change to: Washington County News P.O O Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USSPS S 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20OUT OF COUNTY13 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. COpPYriRIGHtT NOticTICE: 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 EEditor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Brad Goodyear, Composition Supervisor HHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. 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Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or HHolmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions may be addressed to Managing EEditor Steve Liner by calling 638-0212 or via email at sliner@chipleypaper.com. ATTENTION FORD F-250 POWER STROKE DIESEL ENGINE IF YOU OWN OR LEASE A FORD SUPER DUTY TRUCK OR AN EXCURSION VEHICLE FOR MODEL YEARS 2003 2007 EQUIPPED WITH FORDS 6.0L DIESEL ENGINE, COMMONLY KNOWN AS FORDS POWER STROKE DIESEL ENGINE, YOU MAY HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS YOUR POSSIBLE CLAIM FOR DAMAGES, CALL: Lovelace Law Firm, P.A. 12870 US Hwy 98 West Suite 200 Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Telephone: 850-837-6020 Toll free: 1-888-837-2281 Fax: 1-850-837-4093 dml@lovelacelaw.com www.lovelacelaw.com Pet adoption set in MMarianna The AT&T Store, in Marianna will be hosting Partners For Pets for a special Community Sharing Day on October 1, starting at 10 a.m. Partners For Pets will be there for off-site adoptions with some puppies from the shelter. AT&T employees will be selling hot dogs, snow cones and sodas with the prots going to the shelter. Come to AT&T this day to adopt a pet, and get a new Pantech Crossover on a new 2-year agreement for free! Also everyone that purchases accessories that day gets 30% off any accessories they purchase. This offer is good only at the AT&T in Marianna.Kent Collins reunion SundayRelatives and friends of the late W.A. and Laura Lee Kent Collins are invited to attend the 85th Annual Kent Collins Reunion on Sunday at the Black Community Center in Black, Ala. Please bring a covered dish to share at lunch and any photos or other mementos. Come and enjoy a day of fellowship beginning at 10 a.m. For more information call Betty Collins Paulding at 334-692-3375. Special to The NewsRecently, the Washington County Sheriffs Ofce hosted its Annual Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch Butch Leonard Classic Golf Tournament at Sunny Hills Golf Course. Because of the tremen dous outpouring of support from our community, more than $9,000 was raised for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. Founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association as a nonprot, residential child-care agency in 1957, the Youth Ranches state wide network of care has served thousands of Flor idas needy and deserving children. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile de linquency and the develop ment of lawful, productive citizens, the Youth Ranches includes four residential child-care campuses and two camps helping to re store hope, fulll dreams and prepare boys and girls for the future. Additionally, community-based services provide intensive fam ily counseling, family life education, foster care and other services to as many of Floridas troubled and atrisk children as possible. The Youth Ranch takes children from troubled homes and difcult situa tions and gives them a safe, nurturing home and an education. It gives young men and women new hope, new dreams and a new start to help them grow into pro ductive citizens in our com munity said Washington County Sheriff Bobby Had dock. Myself and our ofce staff believe strongly in this organization, and each and every one of us are proud to be part of ensuring the Youth Ranch will continue to help the children of Flor ida in the years to come. For more information on the services Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provide, visit www.youthranches.org. Washington County hosts Youth Ranch golf tourney Community BBRIeEFsS LocalA4 | Washington County News Saturday, October 1, 2011New gun law has ofcials scrambling SPECI I AL TO O THE NN EW W S By Lane EvansSpecial to The News On Sept. 21, Vernon High School, Holmes Coun ty High School and Chipley High School met at Holmes County High School for the rst Quiz Bowl of the year. All three teams tried their best, and the nish was great. Chipley High School placed third, putting Holmes County at second while Vernon triumphantly took home rst place, going neck to neck with Holmes County High School until the end. The questions were based on categories from Character and Leadership Development, Leadership Theory and Application, Foundations for Success, Wellness, Fitness and First Aid, and more. The victo rious participants of this event were Julie Sheehan, Courtney Poppell, Erick Clark, Josh Becker, and Brandon Williams. Con gratulations to the Quiz Bowl team on your victory.VHS wins Quiz Bowl

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Antiques, glassware, quilts, piano, books,furniture, tools, Ect. 1225 Tharp Rd Chipley Huge Multi Family Yard Sale. Falling Waters Rd behind NAPA Sat Oct 1 8:00am-2pm Huge multi-family yard sale. Lots of tools, childrens clothes, misc. new items. Sat Oct. 1. 2405 Brooks Dr, Bonifay. Huge Yard Sale Kids clothes, toys, beds, much more. 1398 Hwy 177-A, 2 miles after Dogwood Lakes. Sat. Oct. 1. Yard Sale Friday 8am -12pm & Saturday 8am -12pm. 1364 Leander LN Chipley Yard Sale Saturday October 1, 2011. 7:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. 2216 Clifford St. Bonifay. Yard Sale. 742 Sunday Rd, off Orange Hill Hwy. Riding mower, Huskee, 18 HP, 42 cut, lawn tractor. Pd $1100.00, used twice. Asking $700.00 cash. Refrigerator, works like new, $200.00. Bissell bagless vac, like new, $100.00. Cemetery plot, $600. Call 638-7727, 850-260-2295. Fresh from the Farm Straight neck squash, okra, eggplant. Call for availability. (850)956-4556. 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 COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in COLOR! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 FREE To Good Home 6 month old Chocolate Lab-,male, friendly, good with kids. (850)548-9991 Small horse, Bay filly approx. 58. Rides. $200.00 after 5:30. (850)547-4068 AUCTION Michelle & HCs Auctions, 4100 Pate Pond Rd Vernon, Fl. Every Saturday, 6PM. Miscellaneous auction 3rd Saturday Big Truckload Auction Multi-Sellers, selection varies, cash, debit/credit cards 5% buyers premium. Building has Air Conditioning. Sellers welcome. Michelle Roof Fl AU 3014 AB 2224 850-547-9140 850-326-1606 850-415-0183 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 67-2010-CA-000009 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS ELWELL, et al, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated September 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 67-2010-CA-000009 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS ELWELL; PARTICIA L. ELWELL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 7 day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment:COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 446.5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 376.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 186.8 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST, 137.3 FEET TO THE WATERS EDGE OF JOINER LAKE; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE WATERS EDGE OF SAID LAKE 186.8 FEET; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST 137.3 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 446.5 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES EAST 449.40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE FOR 113.40 FEET; THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 25 MINUTES EAST 262.2 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 279; THENCE NORTH ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY FOR 20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 67 DEGREES 25 MINUTES WEST 262.2 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 DEGREES 00 MINUTES WEST 113.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4282 DIAMOND HEAD CIRCLE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Sept 19, 2011 Linda H. Cook Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News September 24 October 1, 2011 NOTICE OF COMPLETION Blankenship Contracting, Inc.gives notice of completion of Clifford Street Life Station Rehabilitation for the City of Bonifay, Florida. All persons and firms having claims against this project should file same with the project Engineer before October 1, 2011. Hatch Mott MacDonald, 120 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 180, Panama City Beach, Fl 32407, 850-236-5831. As published in the Washington County News September 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle(s) willbe sold at auction onOct18,2011 8:00AM &Brock Auto Body & Towing,1135Main Street,Chipley, FL32428 1989 Ford 1ftdf15n4knb48197, 1997Ford 1FTCR10A9BTA5929 As published in the WashingtonCounty News Oct1, 2011. 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. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds.

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A6| Washington County News Saturday, October 1, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS TIRED OF SEARCHING FOR BUYERS?Placing a classified ad is an easy and affordable way to make your wares the focus of attention among potential buyers.What are you waiting for? Contact us today and start turning the stuff you dont want into something you do want:CASH!GET THINGS MOVING WITH THE CLASSIFIEDS! GET THINGS MOVING WITH THE CLASSIFIEDS! For Sale 1997 F Super Duty 1 ton 5 speed 227,000 original miles, 7.3 diesel.$ 5000 850-625-5629 For Sale 2002 Ford Ranger Edge V-6 auto trans. AC,PS,PB, CD player, cruise control, 90,000 miles. Sharp. $4800.00 Call 596-4174 or 326-3431 Land and Home For Sale 4248 Bever Rd 3BD/1BA single family fixer upper. Owner finances or cash discount $1250 down. $561/ mth 803-929-1117 or 803-403-9555 Abandoned Lakeside Farm! 4 acres -Lake access -$16,900; 10 acres -Huge view $29,900; 8 acres Lakefront -$69,900. Foreclosure priced land in Upstate NYs So. Tier!! Survey, clear title! (877)352-2844. www.newyorklandandlakes.com 10.3 Acres for salein Canopy Crossing, off Hwy 79, 179-A Westville, Reedy Creek Property. $24,900 FIRM. Call Chester (813)655-9870 FOR SALE 28 acres with small house on developed acre, $90, 000. Approximately 4 miles south of Graceville with 1000+ footage on Hwy 77. Sign in front. 251-948-3620 or 850-638-8526 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. For Rent 3 BR/ 2 BA Doublewide in Bonifay. Sorry No Pets Please call 850-373-8938 2BR MH for rent with utility building, window air. 535-2657. 3BR/2 BA MH 3/4 mile from Bonifay Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. BONIFAY3 Br, 2 Ba $475/Mo 850-699-3599 For Rent 2BD 1BA $375/mth 2BD 2BA $450/ mth Bonifay water & sewage included. 638-2999 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 2 Mobile Homes For Rent 3BR/2BA & 2BR/2BA call 850-326-2053 or 638-4689 2BR Furnished Mobile Home CH/A. Real clean.$500/mth $200/dep.850-638-1462& 2BD 2BA Mobile Home CH/A, hardwood floors. $200 dep $500/mth. No pets. 638-1462 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-638-7315, 850-849-6842 or 638-9933. 3BR/2 BA MH 3/4 mile from Bonifay Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. 2 & 3 BR $590 -$675 Greenhead Washer & Dryer Incl Some pets welcome248-0048 2 and 3 Bd Mobile Homes for rent in Bonifay. No Pets. (850)547-3462. 2 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3BD/1.5BA $425 + deposit 2BD/1BA $400/ mth +deposit Water & garbage furnished. Quiet park between Chipley & Bonifay 527-4911 or 547-4232 Ridgewood Apts. of Bonifay 2 bedroom unit $470 with city utilities and pest control (850)557-7732. Townhouse Apt For Rent 2BD/ 1 1/2 BA 638-1918 Apartment Size cabin, prefer 1 person, 8 miles south Bonifay, $400/ deposit $400/ month rent, appliances furnished. No Pets 229-400-5645 Cottage style house 3 Bdrm/1 bath, screened porch. No smoking. Need references. Bonifay area. (850)547-3494 ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www.CenturaOnline.com Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)994-9904 For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you dont have the room, We Do Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. Need help to take care of an elderly person 3 or 4 days a week in Bonifay. Call (850)768-2209 Airlines Are Hiring Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769. Attend College Online from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (888)203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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In the last edition of the Advocate, I talked about the former Chuck as it relates to businesses deciding to come into an area or not. I had many people ask me questions about the article and say they were were so important to the decisionmaking process. In this Advocate, I would like to talk about the south side of I-10, and, in particular, why there are no businesses on that side of the Interstate. Remember this when it comes to business: they all require water and sewage. With that said, visualize the south side of I-10 at the Chipley exit. There is the one, lone, former gas station and that is all. When it was open, the station utilized well water and septic tank for its water and sewage. This was good until the State issued news rules for water coming out of wells for public consumption or public use. The State says that all wells used for this type of consumption must be tested regularly and also chlorinated. This regulation is Volume 5 Number 1 Washington County, Florida October-November 2011 www.washcomall.comWE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Ted Everett Executive Director a detriment to many businesses because of the cost associated with the testing. So, why are there no utilities on the south side of I-10? First know the State requires a business to want to locate on land south of 110 in order for the city to obtain State grant funds to run water and sewage infrastructure to that part of the city. To get the facilities built, municipalities depend on State grant funds to aid in infrastructure improvements and expansions. The problem is not so much that the businesses do not want to be on the south side, its that there is no water and sewage available. Its the chicken and egg scenario. Plainly stated, there are no landowners who are willing to be caused by the lack of available water and sewer. If a landowner did sell, and water and sewer were brought in for that business prospect, then the surrounding properties would acquire a much higher value due to the infrastructure put in place. That is essentially why there is still State Road 77, south of the Chipley exit of I-10.no business developments on the south side of I-10. landowner scenario to change, substantive changes to the State and Municipal Infrastructure grant requirements will need to change. These changes would take time for review, legislation to be passed, guidelines created and then implemented. Until that time, or when there is a landowner willing to sell for less than what could be, the south side of I-10 may be dormant for awhile. 1-10 south growth impacted by lack of water, sewer

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October sees much activity each year: football, hunting, festivals theres no doubt its Fall! The Chamber has also been very busy. Were a business just like yours and we continually search for ways to make our business relevant to you, the membership. I have put a good deal of thought into ways to do just that. For starters, we have changed how we communicate with our members. tions and switched to mostly email communiqus. Ted Everett Darrin Wall Page Two Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 Washington County BusinessADVOCATEA Publication of the Washington County Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Bareeld Washington County News Pat Brown Gary Clark West Florida Electric Cooperative Association Peggy Dobbins Spring Run Nursery & Florist Terry Ellis WestPoint Home Andy Fleener One South Bank Mark HessEbro Greyhound Dog TrackGerald Holley Attorney at Law Philip Pippin Pippin Appraisal Services Patrick A. Schlenker Northwest 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 Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com A Message From The Past 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 Its incredible how suddenly Fall arrived this year. Maybe its a sign of getting older, because time was certainly slow when I was a kid. Changing from Summer to Winter is a marvelous tran sition to witness; better yet, to relish. Its invigorating. Just as new growth comes in Spring, Fall has a unique freshness of its own. Change is continuing at the Cham ber, too. Well be welcoming new leadership in October as September Its been a wonderful year despite the economic climate. Ive been fortunate to be surrounded by good friends at the Chamber, and have The Chamber continues to evolve and grow. Growth isnt just about membership numbers and investment dollars, but it can be seen through the contribution of volun teers. The Chamber Ambassadors have been very active with ribbon cuttings and have participated in nu merous events. They represent the Chamber very well, and have our gratitude. Several board members have given their talents to organize the Outdoor Expo the past few years; an event that will now be held every other year. We engage our elected eral levels and voice issues affecting Washington County businesses. We support existing industries, and seek to attract new investors to the area. As time continues, the econo my will turn around. Were working to ensure that Washington County will be poised for positive growth. None of this could be possible without a wonderful staff. They support our members, and continue to strive for great results. We are already working towards another notable year in 2012, and you can help through your involvement. Al ways remember . .YOU can make a difference! If we do not have a current email address for you, please let us know; contact Chris or myself at: chris@ washcomall.com or ted@washcomall.com, or call 850-638-4157. Please provide an updated website URL also. If you do not have email service, let us know that too, so we cate to you what were doing. We are also in the initial stages of planning workshops of interest to our members. If you have an idea on a topic, again, let us know. If needs some attention, let us know. Obvious subjects, such as marketbe on the menu, but there may be other issues or topics you wish to see covered. You may have noticed the last few cover stories in the Advocate have focused on Economic Development in Washington County. Your Chamber is heavily involved in eco nomic development to bring good paying jobs to our County. We have had successes in the past and are proactively reaching for success for the future. All we need is you! We really want to hear from our members about workshop topics, what is most important to your busi ness and how you think the Chamber can help your business grow. Were just an email or phone call away

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Three October 20 Third Thursday SAVE ON HOMEOWNERS INSURANCEAlachua 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 Life1361 Jackson Ave.Chipley 638-1756washington@ffbic.com 1108 N. Waukesha St.Bonifay 547-4227holmes@ffbic.comTrust 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 PriceRuled A+ Superior by AM Best Rating November 17 Third ThursdayPROGRAM: Hear updates about whats happening in County government from these local rep resentatives: Washington County County Manager Steve Joiner; City of Chipley, City Administrator Dan Miner; Chipley Redevelopment Agency, CRA President Amy Wiwi; and Washington County Tourist Development Council, Sec retary/Treasurer Jim Town. SPONSOR Washington County Chamber of Commerce PROGRAM: Community Update SPONSOR: Hard Labor Creek Plantation Enjoy hunting Bobwhite Quail in one of the States most natural and least spoiled areas of Northwest Florida. Step onto Hard Labor Creek Plantation and youll think you were hunting in the piney woods and quail coverts of a hundred years ago. Back then, this same property was home to one Floridas busiest turpentine plantations. HLCP is located six miles from Interstate 10 and about 10 miles south of Chipley. Call 850-527-6063 to book your hunt.Hard Labor Creek is also home to an off-road park, with over 20miles of trails for dirt bikes and ATVs. For more information go to HardLaborCreekOffRoadPark.com HARD LABOR CREEK Skeet Trap 3D Archery Hunting PreserveQuail Fishing LodgingShooting Sports The Board of Directors and Staff wish one and all a very Happy Thanksgiving 2011!

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Page Four Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 LIFE HOME CAR BUSINESS AUTO-OWNERS.COMROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.Chipley, FL (850) 638-1805 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 TogetherYour Local Community Bank 1385 Main Street Chipley, Florida 850.415.6870 Your Money Your Community Your Bankonesouthbank.com 2012 Board President: Philip Pippin, Pippin Appraisal Services Philip Pippin was born in 1960 to Till man and Madeline Pippin of Chipley, grew up in Chipley and attended Washington County schools un til graduating in 1978. He then attended Chipola Junior College and worked for a local furniture company until moving to Port St. Joe in 1981. Pippin was employed with St. Joe Paper Company at the St. Joe paper mill until 1985. After moving back to Chipley in 1985, Pippin took over his fathers real estate sales and appraisal business. Pippin received a real estate salesman license in 1985 and a brokers license in 1986. He continued his education in specialized real estate appraisal and until 1990, when he earned a State Certi tate Appraisers license. Pippin has been engaged in the real estate appraisal business since then, as well as operating a real estate development company known as Brickyard Investments. This com pany was responsible for several residential developments around Chipley, most noted, the Pine Bluff at Fall ing Waters residential development adjacent to Falling Waters State Park. Pippin also served on the Chipley Volunteer Fire Department from 1985-1992, and as Fire Chief in 1991. He served the County Planning Commission from 1985-1992. Pippin married Tonya Johnson in 2001, with Tonya joinin 2002. Philip has two children, Daniel and Jordan Pippin.

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Five TDC: Northwest Florida big draw for in-state summer visitors Every fall, Visit Florida releases its Florida Tourism Study to industry partners to show visitor trends for the previous year. The 2010 report had surprising results for the Northwest Florida region. According to the study, Northwest Florida had the highest percentage of vacationers in the state for the summer season, coming in at 40 percent. Northwest Florida also had the highest percentage of non-air travel at 92 percent, the highest percentage of vacation/getaway weekends at 66 percent and the highest percentage of travel parties consisting of couples at 47 percent of any other Florida region. The average length of stay was 1-3 nights at 54 percent, with 38 percent staying 4-7 nights. This shows that more than a third of vacationers to the region stay longer and have more mobility while they are here since average daily expenditure for a traveler to our region is also $110 per day. Washington from this mobility, length of stay and disposable income by promoting the regional day trip program to people who already have plans to vacation in Northwest Florida. In looking at other demographics of visitors to percent traveled to the region for the purpose of leisure. Of the top activities while vacationing, beach/ waterfront came in at number one with 41 percent followed by shopping 35 percent, touring/ sightseeing 14 percent, night life 11 percent, park: national/state eight percent, and festival/craft fair six percent. With couples making up the largest percentage of travel parties to the region, families came in second at 24 percent followed by single travelers at 16 percent. The largest age group traveling to Northwest Florida is between 35-54 years old at 45 percent, followed by 18-34 years old at 31 percent and 55 plus at 24 percent. Other than our regions impressive summer percentage, the spring (March-May) season came in at 26 percent followed by Fall (September-November) at 24 percent. The Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) will incorporate the results of this study year 2011-2012. To learn more about the TDC visit us at www. VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com. Extended Hours ARNP Fast Track Board Certied Physicians Latest in Diagnositc Radiology24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES We Treat You Like Familybetter than NFCH is the most technologically advanced and full service Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the area. Expert Care When Theres No Time To SpareOur 24-hour state of the art Emergency Room provides the latest in diagnostic radiology with 24/365 coverage by Board Certied Radiologists. Our ER physicians are Board Certied and trained in pediatrics, cardiac and trauma emergencies. Our Emergency Room has the shortest wait time among Critical Access Hospitals when compared with the top 25 best performing Critical Access Hospitals nationwide.1360 Brickyard Road Chipley (850) 638-1610 www.nfch.org AIRHeart Services Trauma Certied Sta Heather Lopez Administrative Assistant

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Page Six Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 Ribbon Cuttings Ribbon CuttingsAugust 14 Sunbelt Credit, 1414 Main Street, Chipley. September 1 New Life Fellowship Church Hall, 696 5th Street, Chipley. September 13 Pink Speckled Frog, 844 Main Street, Chipley. August 4 Vernon Clinic, 3250 Main Street, Vernon. Chipley City Councilman, the Rev. Price Wilson was recently honored for his contributions to education, the community, city government and, for two decades, the barbershop he and his brother co-owned in Panama City. Photos, top, from left: Rev. Wilson, anked by his wife Fannie and daughter Kathy, is recognized by Chamber Director Ted Everett, center, and local businessman Eon Menckeberg, who organized the building dedication at 837 Main Street. Several local dignitaries, including School Supt. Sandra Cook, bottom photo left, were also on hand to honor the Rev. Wilson. Wilson was honored at another ceremony in August for his participation in the liberation of Holland during World War II, and his service as a pastor for over 33 years.Wilson Building Dedication

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Seven Third Thursday HighlightsAugust-September Third Thursday Highlights...Clockwise, from top left: Augusts program is presented by Denny Axman of Advanced Market Resources; Chipley Garden Club member Denise Noonan presents the Yard of the Month Award for 1271 Old Bonifay Road; Economic Development Council Chair Gary Clark recognizes contributors from the Bank of Bonifay and Commercial Property Investments; Roger Laney talks to members about financial security at the September meeting; Cindy Brown, Washington County Rehabilitation and Nursing encourages participation at a fish fry; and School Supt. Sandra Cook gives an overview of new school requirements.

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Planning Depart ment put togeth er an advisory group called the EDG or Eco nomic Develop ment Group. This group was assigned the task of developing a formal agreement by which the County could contract its responsi bility for economic development to a public/private entity. After many months of work, I am proud to say that a formal agreement was adopted by the group and has been sent to the County for adoption and execu role that both the County and the Economic Development Council will have in development process. A few of the highlights from the Page Eight Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS Gary HartmanBroker Associate850.773.3338Fax 850.773.3332Email: ghartman36@bellsouth.net Knowledge..., the pollen so ideas blossom. County seeks public/private partnership The comprehensive plan for Washington County always brings up both positive and negative im ages for citizens: developers see it as a hindrance and conservation ists see it as a blessing. For the bal anced mind and those of us in the and some bad in the plan. that has emerged recently is the economic development element. As adopted, this element of the plan lays out the parameters for how the County will encourage and promote job creation, expand ing business and commercial and industrial development. This guiding element matches perfectly with the mission of the Economic Development Council of the Chamber of Commerce. About six months ago the County agreement are as follows: County Role Provide an adequate supply of land for commercial, industrial, and residential uses through the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and the Land Development Code. Develop an infrastructure plan that will support economic devel opment in designated areas of the County. Protect existing industrial or commerce parks from potentially incompatible adjacent land uses. Actively seek additional large acreage tracts throughout the County that possess the appropri ate criteria for diverse economic development opportunities. Establish more formal rela tionships with public/private part nerships for economic development using as models those concepts and entities proven successful in other economically emerging counties. Commit at the earliest op portunity to a sustainable funding program that provides for annual budget allocations in support of all economic development initiatives. Service Provider Role Make recommendations re garding strategic land use planning in a timely manner to be included in the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) process.] Actively seek grants that will lead to the development of a plan to construct infrastructure in areas of the County designated for com mercial, industrial, or residential uses. Establish working relationships with existing third-party economic development entities such as Enter -See County on page 10Gary Clark EDC Chair

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October-November 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 Spotlight On Our Chamber Ambassadors CINDY BROWNWashington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Chipley native Cindy Johnson Brown is the wife of Gary Brown and the proud mother of one beau tiful girl, Olivia Grace Brown. Cindy is a 1992 graduate of Chipley High School. Even in her youth, Cindy was heavily involved and volunteered much of her time to local organizations. She lived in south Florida Orlando and Miami for 17 years before return ing home to Chipley in November 2008. She is now a permanent resi dent of Washington County. Cindy earned her bachelors de gree in Communicative Disorders at University of Central Florida. She earned her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Cindy also attended the University of Florida for computer science coursework. Currently, she is working on her doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in autism and gerontology from Nova Southeastern University. As a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Cindy enjoys working with children and adults with varying disabilities in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practice, schools, and home health. Currently, she is the SLP at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley. As a volunteer, Cindy enjoys spending time as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. She is also a member of Chipley Kiwanis, Take Stock in Chil dren, Relay For Life, American Speech Language Association, Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Autism Society of America, and Center for Rare Diseases. In Cindys free time, she enjoys riding her four horses and her Harley-Davidson. She also enjoys kayaking, snow skiing, and of course, being a new mom.

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Page Ten Washington County Business Advocate October-November 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 PRINTMORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS Let our creative services design it for you Call or stop by for a free quote850.638.02121364 N. Railroad Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 Chipley Financial Services Inc.Consumer Loans $500-$5000Inez K. Nowell, President/Owner850-638-54001391 Brickyard Rd. Suite #4, Chipley, FLLocated in Harrell Square prise Florida, Oppor tunity Florida, Flori das Great Northwest, other economic devel opment councils and alliances, the emerg ing Department of Economic Opportuni ty, as well as Regional Planning Councils, to insure that all parties are informed about Washington County and the opportunities for economic develop ment with a view to receiving referrals to parties looking to ex pand or relocate into northwest Florida. Be the single point of contact and primary coordinator for County agencies with regard to eco nomic development activities. Establish a work ing relationship with municipalities that coordinates eco nomic development opportunities for a fast track approval process in conjunc tion with the FLUM (future land use map), Land Development Code, and municipal requirements, as well as maximizing the economic incentives offered to prospec tive investors in the County regardless of proposed physical location. Coordinate with adjacent coun ties/municipalities to support larger eco nomic development opportunities that may cross jurisdic -tional boundaries. Participate in such marketing efforts deemed appropriate to present the op portunities in the County to prospec tive investors. Work with large developers who are proposing develop ments of regional impact, sector plans, or other large-scale mixed use projects that will, or could, include commercial and industrial compo nents. Service Pro vider shall submit to County by July 1st of each year the annual economic develop ment report. The report shall contain the following infor mation for industry located in Washing ton Countys various Industrial Parks (both County and municipal control) of industry currently receiving an ad valorem or sales tax economic develop ment tax exemption: (1) current employ ment levels and aver age wage rate + two past years (2) amount of capital invest ment in Washington County As our County and our communi ties continue to grow and develop, these alliances and guiding elements will make our jobs easier and our successes greater than ever before. It is our goal to leverage all of the assets at our disposal to insure that the mission of strong positive economic growth for our Coun ty can continue.County from page 8 Chamber Ambassador Kathy Rudd offers student ID protection through Woodmen of the World at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Back to School Fair.

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October-November 2011 Washington County Business Advocate Page Eleven MEMBERSHIP REPORT Presbytery of Florida New Life Fellowship The Pink Speckled Frog Better Business Bureau of NW Florida Anderson Columbia Co., Inc. Baxley Cleaners Better Business Bureau of NW Florida Business Evaluation & Appraisal Inc. Commercial Property Investments Corbin Auto Sales First United Methodist Church FL Microlm/Oce Supply Inc. Girl Scout Council of the FL Panhandle Goodwill Industries Big Bend Inc. Grimail Crawford Inc. Hortons Chipley Heating & Cooling J & H Welding New Life Fellowship NHC HomeCare One South Bank PLWconsulting Group, LLC Professional Real Estate Mgmt, LLC Professional Satellites Southern Trails RV Park The Bank of Bonifay Chipley Oce Thomas Gerald Holley, Attorney Ward Propane Wellness EnvironmentsBusiness Evaluation & Appraisal Inc. One South Bank The Bank of Bonifay Chipley OceJosephine Robinson Floyd Dot Pierce Alma Vann George VannTotal Members: 356 Washington County Chamber Outdoor Expo: Rescheduled for 2012!While we like to think that your Chamber is the Can Do Cham ber, we must admit we did not have the appropriate amount of time to devote to an Outdoor Expo this year. An unplanned workload We had -and will have -some really exciting animal exhibits and shows lined up, as well as some great returning and new Outdoor Vendors and great activities for the entire family. But all that will have to wait until next year in the Fall of 2012! We hope to see you all at the Expo next year!

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Page Twelve Washington County Business Advocate October-November 2011 Presorted Standard U.S. PostagePAIDPermit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED OCTOBER 2011Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Thursday & Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al 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 Society Museum Open 3 4 pm WCTDC Wrkshp & Mtg (Rescheduled from Sept.) 7 p.m Vernon City Council Workshop 3 7 Homecoming Week at Vernon High School 4 11 am Chipley Garden Club Vernon Comm. Ctr. 5 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 7 8:30-11:30 pm -Vernon Homecoming Dance/ City Gym 10 5:30 p.m. Wash Co School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 11 6 pm Ebro Town Council Mtg 6pm Caryville Town Council Mtg 6 p.m. Chipley City Council Mtg Full Hunter Moon 13 6 pm Wausau Council Meeting 13-16 STP Annie @ Playhouse 7 pm-Sun. @2 pm 15-16 Sat-9-3 & Sun-11-1 Fall Into History at WC Hist. Soc. Mus. 17 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex Noon Chamber Ambassadors Meeting @ Chamber 7 p.m. Vernon City Council Workshop 18 6 pm-Family Game Nite&College/ Career Nite Vernon HS 19 10:30 am-Wausau Garden Club @ Wausua Town Hall 20 7:30 am WC Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillos 21 Chipley High School Homecoming Parade 12:30 pm 21-22 WC Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Little Library 5thSt 24 4 p.m. TDC Workshop & Mtg @ Chamber 7 p.m. Vernon Council Meeting 27 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 29 4-6 pm Annual Trunk Or Treat @ Old Chipley HS Track 31 HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 31 4-6 pm WH Tech Ctr Candy & Careers NOVEMBER 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 2 10:30 am Chipley Garden Club @ Shivers Park Chipley 3 Noon WC Friends of the Library @ Blue Pond Comm. Ctr 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 7 6 pm Vernon City Council Workshop 7-11 WC Schools Tribute to Veterans 8 6 pm Chipley City Council Mtg. 6 p.m. Ebro Town Council Mtg 6 pm Caryville Town Council Mtg 9 Noon Chipley Womans Club @ Clubhouse 10 6 p.m. Wausau Council Meeting Full Beaver Moon 11 VETERANS DAY! 14 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex Noon Chamber Ambassadors Meeting @ Chamber 5:30 p.m. Wash Co. School Board Meeting 7 p.m. Vernon City Council Meeting 16 10:30 am Wausau Garden Club @ Wausau Town Hall 17 7:30 a.m. WC Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillos 6 pm Farm City Banquet WC Ag Ctr 21 9 a.m. WC Board of Co. Commission Meeting @ Annex 6 p.m. Vernon City Council Workshop 21-25 WC Schools Closed Thanksgiving Holiday 24 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 28 4 pm WC TDC Workshop & Mtg @ Chamber 7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting 1595 Main Street Chipley, Florida 32428 (850) 638-7546 NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP ASSEMBLY OF GODLocated at the intersection of U.S. Highway 90 and State Road 77, Chipley, Florida Pastor Vincent Spencer (850) 638-1134 Presbytery of Florida Melissa MorganAdministrative Assistant PO Box 7 (850) 638-2322 Chipley, FL 32428-0007 (850) 638-2373 fax