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Publication Date: 12-03-2011
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Washington County News Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions & more... Follow Us On Facebook And Mobile Too! @WCN_HCT www.chipleypaper.com Connect With Us 24/7 By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com VERNON Pete Herbert was temporarily relieved as Vernon City Clerk during an emergency called meeting Dec. 1 because of issues with the Florida Retire ment System. Council member Tray Hawkins said that according to FRS, Her bert was supposed to stay in retire ment a number of mandatory days before re-entering the workforce. The council was concerned about this and inquired what they should do in order to allow him back to work sooner. Hawkins said the requirement was that Herbert had to pay 1.8 percent of his retire ment toward administration fees, and he would be able to go to work. Then we get a letter saying we werent in compliance and gave us three choices: We could terminate Herbert for 30 days and rehire him, we could appeal and end up pay ing over $100,000 in court fees or we could return his retirement at $90,000, Hawkins said. In a way they didnt give us much choice. Former City Clerk Sheri Cobb was present and testied that the city had followed all of their re quirements to the letter. We did it perfectly, following the precise instructions of two separate individuals that said the exact same things, and we fol lowed those instructions to the let ter, Cobb said. This is absolutely ridiculous. The council approved of ter minating Herbert for 30 days and agreed that during those 30 days, the council would review the re quirements from FRS. Thomas gets 10 years for burglaries By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Justin Lee Thomas, 27, of Chipley was recently sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Cor rections in relation to May 2011 bur glaries on Duncan Community Road, Baldwin Street, Earl Gilbert Road, Cheryl Avenue, Old Bonifay Road and Academy Place in Sunny Hills. According to a re cent report from the Washington Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce, there was more than $10,000 in property, primarily jewelry, taken during these burglaries. Thomas was originally charged with burglary, grand theft and dealing with stolen properties. Thomas was reported to have a past history in dealing with stolen property and burglary. He was re leased from prison in April 2010 and still faces charges for crimes commit ted in Bay County. We are concerned with the na tionwide trend of increasing property crimes, said Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock. There is an undeniable link and resulting snow ball effect with a declining economy, drug use and property crimes. Our job is to aggressively pursue those who break the law and cultivate a partner ship with the State Attorneys Ofce that sends message of zero tolerance. This is a great step in that direction. By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY The Chipley Rede velopment Agency gave an update of the Alleyway Project during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Alleyway Project is to pres ent various ideas to local busi ness owners for the alley next to Baxleys Cleaners. Ideas include installing murals, potted plants and cost-efcient lighting, such as solar-powered lights, making the alleyway not only a pleasant attrac tion to downtown Chipley, but also a safer place to travel in at night. CRA Director Ted Everett said there is still some language to sort out with the Chipley city attorney, but as soon as the CRA returns from holiday vacation, the project will be a top priority. Were hoping to have the al leyway open and ready in time for next years Watermelon Festival, Everett said. I can also tell you that the citys committed to work ing with us. Everett said the modications to the alleyway would be strictly limited to surface renovation and beautication. The CRA also approved of the status of funds being at $124,610.19 as of Oct. 31. CRA Trust is at $40.01, CRA Trust Escrow is at $104,740 and CRA Revolving loan is at $19,829.34. The CRA said the Antique Mall on Railroad Avenue is in foreclosure. Everett said he had a slight is sue with a faade grant through which a business own had pur chased his awning from another company other than the one pro vided in his grant application. In the end, the man did save us $1,000 by going with this com pany in Orlando, but my point is he didnt use a company speci ed in his grant application, and he didnt use a local company, Everett said. Now, since theres nothing stating that you have to stay with the bids accepted in the grant application I went ahead and let him continue, but we need to put something specically IN BRIEF Vernon clerk temporarily removed Florida Retirement System: To soon for Herbert to re-enter workforce Christmas and winter events A3 Chipley CRA discusses Alleyway Project ideas JUSTIN LEE THOMAS Downtown Chipley Christmas Parade CHIPLEY The annual Downtown Chipley Christmas Parade will be at 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 3. For more information, call the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 638-4157. Vernon Christmas Parade VERNON The city of Vernons annual Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Anyone wishing to be in the parade should contact City Hall at 535-2444. Refreshments will be served in the Community Center, and Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance as well. Wausau Christmas ParadeWA US A U The town of Wausau will have its annual Christmas Parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 10. Anyone wishing to be in the parade should contact Margaret Riley, town clerk, at 638-1781. The Masonic Lodge will host a Pancake Breakfast at 6 a.m. at the Lodge for $4, and the Senior Quilters will have a Christmas Bazaar in front of Town Hall at 8 a.m. INDEX Kiwanis ................................. A2 Classieds ............................. A5 Get your free copy now INSIDE Saturday, D ECE MB ER 3 2011 Volume 88, Number 66 Photos by DREW MU DGE | Florida Freedom Newspapers Ofcers speak with Hal Kirk, center, on Wednesday about Kirks plan to build a gate to block access to Wayside Park. Below, a pavilion sits empty at the park. Private park? Vernon, resident debate ownership of Wayside Park By Drew Mudge Florida Freedom Newspapers VERNON Hal Kirk and four labor ers worked busily Wednesday morn ing, building a gate to block access to Wayside Park off State 79. But they did See ALLEYWAY A2 WCSO: LAND DISPUTE SHOULD GO TO COUR T See PARK A2

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, December 3, 2011 CHIPLEY The Chipley Kiwanis Club met Nov. 22 for its weekly luncheon at Pattillos Restaurant at the WashingtonHolmes County Technical Center. After announcements and introduc tions, the Spiritual Aims Committee presented the Thanksgiving program by Luke Hinson and Damion Potter of Chi pley High School. They presented several religious songs. Damion sang while Hin son accompanied him on piano and sang. The two participate in musical and drama events at CHS. The Kiwanis Clubs fruit sale is over, and orders will be delivered to Chipley around Dec. 14. The Kiwanis club meets at noon Tues days at Patillos restaurant in the middle of the WHTC campus. For an invitation, contact any Kiwanian or Solger, member ship chairperson, at 638-1276. For more information about the Kiwan is Club of Chipley, visit www.ChipleyKi wanis.com S PECI A L TO THE N E W S Luke Hinson plays the piano while Damion Potter sings at the Nov. 22 Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Both are Chipley High School students. Kiwanis Club has Thanksgiving lunch stating that we want bids from Wash ington County businesses or as close to Washington County as possible, and if they do decide to go with another com pany that they present it to the CRA for review rst. Everett strongly emphasized that the point of the faade grants was to improve downtown Chipley not only physically, but monetarily as well. The way I see it is that this is Wash ington County money going into these projects. It should benet Washington County businesses rst and foremost, Everett said. We also need honesty and dependability; Im holding peoples feet to the re, the thing is to be transparent. There will be no CRA meeting in De cember. The next meeting will be at 4 p.m. Jan. 25. CHIPLEY The Chipley Garden Club continued putting up downtown Christ mas decorations this week with a visit to Sundial Garden at the historic Little Library on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The City of Chipley already had placed twinkling lights in the azalea and holly hedges that frame the Little Library, but the garden needed a gardeners touch. Armed with holiday spirit and gardening tools, club members got busy and prepared the circular bed for planting by weeding, raking and fertilizing. For winter color, they planted purple and white pansies. Daffodil bulbs and black scallop ajuga were planted to bloom in the spring gold and blue for the Chipley High Tigers. The hurricane lilies will bloom red next September. The newly planted bed was watered in and mulched with pine straw. As nishing touches, a spray of greenery was placed on the librarys door, a few candy canes were planted and a Christmas tree made from a recycled tomato cage was temporarily placed over the sundial for the holiday season. Garden Club members plan to add Ryans Pink chrysanthemums and several varieties of annuals to the garden for color throughout the year. They also are researching adding benches under the trees. The Little Library, beside the Chamber of Commerce building, served as Chipleys rst free public library around 1931-32. The restoration project was a joint venture of Friends of the Washington County Library and the Washington County Historical Society with assistance from many businesses, individuals and organizations, one of which was Chipley Garden Club. The restored building and sundial garden were dedicated in to the future generations of Washington County residents. The late Tommy McDonald, former executive director of Washington County Chamber of Commerce, remarked at the 1996 dedication ceremony, You have a healthy community if you protect and preserve your heritage. As its members maintain the Sundial Garden, Chipley Garden Club hopes to do just that preserve our heritage and beautify our city through gardening. Chipley Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Kent Cabin. If you would like more information, contact Karen Roland, club president, at 638-9968. Special to The NewsTA LL A H A SSEE The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released this list of 10 tips to help Floridians safely decorate their homes this holiday season. With dry conditions around the state, there is a higher potential for res, and Floridians should use caution when decorating trees or hanging lights. Some helpful safety tips to consider when decorating inside or outside this holiday season: 1. Keep Christmas trees away from replaces, portable heaters and other heat sources. 2. Use extreme caution when using electric lights and decorations on articial trees made of metallic. 3. Keep menorahs away from children. 4. Dont move candles while they are burning. 5. Check the labels on lights to make sure they were tested at a facility, such as UL of ETL. 6. Discard any lights with cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections. 7. Use only non-combustible or ameresistant decorations on a tree. 8. Make sure any lights you place outside were intended for such use. 9. Follow manufacturers instructions regarding the number of light strings that can be safely connected together. 10. Always turn off holiday lights and blow out candles when going to bed or leaving the house. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www. FreshFromFlorida.com or follow Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, www.Facebook. com/AdamPutnam, and Twitter, @ adamputnam. ALLEYWAY from page A1 PARK from page A1 not get far before Washington Countys Sheriffs deputies showed up and put a halt to their efforts. Kirk says the property in question is his, and he holds a deed to it. The deed does have stipulations, though, one of which is that it belongs to the state until the state abandons the property. Kirk owns the land next to the park, where he has a canoe livery on Holmes Creek. They tore the power, they tore the bathroom down and left, Kirk said. This is outside the city limits. This aint got nothing to do with the city. Kirk had brought his case before the City Council just two days before, but the council voted in favor of keeping the park. Its been an understanding for the last 60 years that its (Wayside Park) open to the public, said Kerry Adkison, attorney for the city of Vernon. His recourse is through the court. There are no shortcuts. There is a process to go through. If he has a claim, he needs to le suit and not block roads. Kirk believes otherwise. If you look at those buildings down there, you can tell they have been abandoned. They havent done nothing on it in years. Everything here (at Wayside Park) is supposed to belong to me. The state comes in every now and then and picks up trash. The cops said that theyre going to do whatever the city tells them to do, and they didnt care about my deed, he said. Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said construction of the gate will not be allowed unless a judge decides otherwise. He said Wayside Park actually used to be a wayside park. In the years before interstates were common, wayside parks on state highways were as common as rest stops on interstates are today, and they were used for a similar purpose. The park now is used to put boats in the creek nearby, which is another contention on Kirks part. He said he believes the boat ramp shouldnt have been built on his land. The nal result of the morning gatebuilding attempt will be an emergency hearing Tuesday on an injunction that has been led by the city of Vernon against Kirk to bar him from blocking the entrance to the park. Photos by DRE W MUDGE | Florida Freedom Newspapers Ofcers speak with Hal Kirk, center, on Wednesday about Kirks plan to build a gate to block access to Wayside Park. They tore the power, they tore the bathroom down and left. This is outside the city limits. This aint got nothing to do with the city. Hal Kirk Vernon resident Club members prepare a bed for planting. Photos submitted by GW ENE T H CO LLINS | Special to The News From right are Lyndal Pleas, Edwina Showers, Karen Roland, Bill & Dot DiZinno, Marlene Ray and Gwen Collins. 10 safety tips for decorating during the holidays Little Librarys garden dressed up for Christmas

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Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, December 3, 2011 Library hours Wausau Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1 p.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1 p.m. -6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday: Closed Washington County Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed. Sunday: Closed Vernon Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Monday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 5 p.m. Coupon clipping at the Washington County Library 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group each Monday. Meetings are held at the SADVP Rural Outreach ofce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets every second Tuesday of the month. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blesses Trinity Catholic Church, on Hwy 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets the third Thursday of every month at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets the rst Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Highway 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blesses Trinity Catholic Church, on Hwy 177A FRIDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Homes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. every third Friday, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation, call 638-6216 or 638-6217 6 p.m. Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation is holding a get together for 50 + senior singles, widowed, or divorced on the last Friday of every month at Winn Dixie in Marianna from 6-8p.m. Come join the fun for games, prizes, snacks and you can also do some shopping. For more information call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville. 6513343 Breakfast with Santa BONIFAY The Holmes County High Lady Devils Basketball Boosters will have Breakfast with Santa from 8:30-10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 3, at the HCHS student center. A payment of $5 includes your picture with Santa and breakfast. For more information, call 547-9000, ext. 2116. Chipley Garden Club Christmas meeting CHIPLEY The December meeting of Chipley Garden Club will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Kent Historical Log Cabin at Orange Hill. The restored cabin will be decorated for Christmas using items found in nature that would have been used during the 1880s. The special entertainment will be in regard to lye soap. An oldfashioned Christmas luncheon will be followed by the business meeting. For more information, call Karen Roland, club president, at 638-9968. Bonifay Christmas Celebration & Parade BONIFAY The City of Bonifay and Bonifay Fire-Rescue invite you to our annual Christmas Celebration & Parade on Dec. 10. The celebration will kick off with the parade of lights at 6 p.m. at Bonifay Elementary School and will proceed to Veterans Park. Floats are welcome. As you follow the parade to Veterans Park, please join us for free hot dogs and hot chocolate while we enjoy fellowship around a campre. Santa Claus will be at the park to hear the requests of all the children. Christopher Lauen will be the disc jockey for the celebration. For more information on Lauen, visit www. UltimateProductionCompany. com. Please mark your calendars, and we will see you there. Victorian Christmas at Landmark Park DOTHAN, Ala. Experience the warmth and history of the holiday season with Landmark Parks Victorian Christmas from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 11. This annual open house is Landmark Parks way of saying thank you to the community for its support during the year. Wreaths, garlands and swags made from native evergreens and other natural materials will decorate Landmark Parks historic buildings. Children will have a chance to make old-fashioned ornaments and decorations to take home or hang on a cedar tree at the park. Kids also will have a chance to take a wagon ride. A Christmas message will be delivered by a circuit-riding preacher in the Headland Presbyterian Church. Holiday music will take place in the Victorian-style gazebo. Arts and crafts vendors are invited to Victorian Christmas and can register by calling the park at 334-794-3452. The Shelley General Store and Martin Drug Store will be open with seasonal items and unique gift ideas for sale. Syrup from Landmark Parks sugarcane elds also will be on sale. Sample holiday desserts made from turn-of-the-century recipes and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider in the Waddell House and Watson Cabin. Chef Michael Sigler will present a special holiday cooking demonstration. Admission to Victorian Christmas is free for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank. Victorian Christmas is sponsored by The Joy FM 94.3. For more information, call Landmark Park at 334-794-3452. Baptist College of Florida fall graduation GRACEVILLE The Baptist College of Florida will have its Fall Graduation at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 3. For more information, call 263-9015. Northside Baptist to Present Joy Has Dawned PONCE de LEON Northside Baptist Church will present Christmas Cantata Joy Has Dawned at 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Everyone is welcome. Lighthouse Assembly of God presents The Hendersons BONIFAY The Lighthouse Assembly of God would like for you to join them for a special worship concert with The Hendersons at 11 a.m. Dec. 11. The church is on State Road 79 in Bonifay. For more information, call Pastor Michael Presley at 835-2992 or 585-5939. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church holiday services CHIPLEY St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church would like to announce the time of their holiday services. Advent Reconciliation Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8. Vigil Mass will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. Midnight Mass will be at St. Anne in Marianna, and Christmas Day Mass will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 25. The Hoppers with the Bibletones Quartet in concert GRACEVILLE The Baptist College of Florida will host The Hoppers with the Bibletones Quartet in concert at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. For more information, call 2639015. Northwest Florida Community Hospital yard sale CHIPLEY Northwest Florida Community Hospital will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 in front of the hospital. The sale will benet associate families for Christmas. BMS Advisory Council meeting BONIFAY Bonifay Middle School will hold a School Advisory Council Meeting at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the schools media center. Students, family members and concerned citizens are invited to attend. 3rd annual Cloud of Ideas PANAMA CITY This seasons gift giving comes in a Cloud of Ideas. Panama City Artists third annual shopping event continues through Dec. 23. A variety of original artwork from local artists is presented in a cloudlike effect at CityArts Cooperative in downtown Panama City. Each work is packaged in clear plastic and can be purchased for $5. Selection includes watercolors, acrylics, drawings, prints, photographs and pottery. These original artworks are perfect hostess gifts and make a great little gift exchange item or hard-to-nd small gift for those you wish to remember during the holidays. CityArts is at 318 Luverne Ave. in downtown Panama City, 769-0608. Gallery hours are 1-6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Proceeds will be used to expand PCAs community involvement by enhancing local arts. Future Educators to host teacher workshop MARIANNA The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fth annual Teacher Workshop on Jan. 21. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. The sessions will include presentations and strategies in math, science, reading, English, ESOL and ESE. Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle and high school teachers. A few of the topics being presented include: Using Foldables and Manipulatives Student Engagement with Social Studies Cooking Through the Content Areas Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind Integrating Reading and Math Technology in the Classroom Discovering Pi Classroom Management Incorporating Drama into the Classroom In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 36. Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m. To ensure that sufcient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 526-2761, ext. 2449. Holmes Valley Heritage Day VERNON The preserving Our Past Association will host Holmes Valley Heritage Day on March 3 with a Tractor Pull and Show. Tickets are $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. The Tractor Pull and Show will be at 3901 Wilderness Road in Vernon. For more information, call Sandra Cook at 8492426. Two-Toed Tom Festival ESTO The Town of Esto announces the return of the Two-Toed-Tom Festival. The festival will be John Clark Park in Esto on April 14-15 and will feature vendors, live music, childrens events and other events. Vendors and musical acts are being sought. For information call Lanette Wells at 2634420, email twotoedtomfest@yahoo. com, or visit twotoedtomfest.com. Legends and Lore Festival CHIPLEY The ninth annual Legends and Lore Festival will be at Falling Waters State Park on April 20-21, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the state park. The event will have historic demonstrators, live music and a wide variety of displays. Orange and Bluegrass Festival VERNON The Vernon Athletic Booster Club will have the Orange and Bluegrass Festival on April 27-28 at The Oaks at Lucas Lake. Tickets are $5. On Friday night, there will be a variety of gospel music with family food and game. Saturday will be all bluegrass and country entertainment with slides, bounce houses and games for the kids. The grounds have pools and a swimming area for the kids. For more information, contact Tray Hawkins at 258-7276. Community CALENDAR Winter EVENTS See WINTER A4 Faith EVENTS Community EVENTS

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Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, December 3, 2011 Library hours Wausau Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1 p.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1 p.m. -6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday: Closed Washington County Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed. Sunday: Closed Vernon Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Monday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 5 p.m. Coupon clipping at the Washington County Library 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group each Monday. Meetings are held at the SADVP Rural Outreach ofce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets every second Tuesday of the month. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blesses Trinity Catholic Church, on Hwy 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets the third Thursday of every month at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets the rst Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Highway 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blesses Trinity Catholic Church, on Hwy 177A FRIDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Homes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. every third Friday, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation, call 638-6216 or 638-6217 6 p.m. Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation is holding a get together for 50 + senior singles, widowed, or divorced on the last Friday of every month at Winn Dixie in Marianna from 6-8p.m. Come join the fun for games, prizes, snacks and you can also do some shopping. For more information call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville. 6513343 Breakfast with Santa BONIFAY The Holmes County High Lady Devils Basketball Boosters will have Breakfast with Santa from 8:30-10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 3, at the HCHS student center. A payment of $5 includes your picture with Santa and breakfast. For more information, call 547-9000, ext. 2116. Chipley Garden Club Christmas meeting CHIPLEY The December meeting of Chipley Garden Club will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Kent Historical Log Cabin at Orange Hill. The restored cabin will be decorated for Christmas using items found in nature that would have been used during the 1880s. The special entertainment will be in regard to lye soap. An oldfashioned Christmas luncheon will be followed by the business meeting. For more information, call Karen Roland, club president, at 638-9968. Bonifay Christmas Celebration & Parade BONIFAY The City of Bonifay and Bonifay Fire-Rescue invite you to our annual Christmas Celebration & Parade on Dec. 10. The celebration will kick off with the parade of lights at 6 p.m. at Bonifay Elementary School and will proceed to Veterans Park. Floats are welcome. As you follow the parade to Veterans Park, please join us for free hot dogs and hot chocolate while we enjoy fellowship around a campre. Santa Claus will be at the park to hear the requests of all the children. Christopher Lauen will be the disc jockey for the celebration. For more information on Lauen, visit www. UltimateProductionCompany. com. Please mark your calendars, and we will see you there. Victorian Christmas at Landmark Park DOTHAN, Ala. Experience the warmth and history of the holiday season with Landmark Parks Victorian Christmas from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 11. This annual open house is Landmark Parks way of saying thank you to the community for its support during the year. Wreaths, garlands and swags made from native evergreens and other natural materials will decorate Landmark Parks historic buildings. Children will have a chance to make old-fashioned ornaments and decorations to take home or hang on a cedar tree at the park. Kids also will have a chance to take a wagon ride. A Christmas message will be delivered by a circuit-riding preacher in the Headland Presbyterian Church. Holiday music will take place in the Victorian-style gazebo. Arts and crafts vendors are invited to Victorian Christmas and can register by calling the park at 334-794-3452. The Shelley General Store and Martin Drug Store will be open with seasonal items and unique gift ideas for sale. Syrup from Landmark Parks sugarcane elds also will be on sale. Sample holiday desserts made from turn-of-the-century recipes and sip hot chocolate or mulled cider in the Waddell House and Watson Cabin. Chef Michael Sigler will present a special holiday cooking demonstration. Admission to Victorian Christmas is free for everyone. Visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Wiregrass United Way Food Bank. Victorian Christmas is sponsored by The Joy FM 94.3. For more information, call Landmark Park at 334-794-3452. Baptist College of Florida fall graduation GRACEVILLE The Baptist College of Florida will have its Fall Graduation at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 3. For more information, call 263-9015. Northside Baptist to Present Joy Has Dawned PONCE de LEON Northside Baptist Church will present Christmas Cantata Joy Has Dawned at 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Everyone is welcome. Lighthouse Assembly of God presents The Hendersons BONIFAY The Lighthouse Assembly of God would like for you to join them for a special worship concert with The Hendersons at 11 a.m. Dec. 11. The church is on State Road 79 in Bonifay. For more information, call Pastor Michael Presley at 835-2992 or 585-5939. St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church holiday services CHIPLEY St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church would like to announce the time of their holiday services. Advent Reconciliation Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8. Vigil Mass will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. Midnight Mass will be at St. Anne in Marianna, and Christmas Day Mass will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 25. The Hoppers with the Bibletones Quartet in concert GRACEVILLE The Baptist College of Florida will host The Hoppers with the Bibletones Quartet in concert at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. For more information, call 2639015. Northwest Florida Community Hospital yard sale CHIPLEY Northwest Florida Community Hospital will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 10 in front of the hospital. The sale will benet associate families for Christmas. BMS Advisory Council meeting BONIFAY Bonifay Middle School will hold a School Advisory Council Meeting at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 in the schools media center. Students, family members and concerned citizens are invited to attend. 3rd annual Cloud of Ideas PANAMA CITY This seasons gift giving comes in a Cloud of Ideas. Panama City Artists third annual shopping event continues through Dec. 23. A variety of original artwork from local artists is presented in a cloudlike effect at CityArts Cooperative in downtown Panama City. Each work is packaged in clear plastic and can be purchased for $5. Selection includes watercolors, acrylics, drawings, prints, photographs and pottery. These original artworks are perfect hostess gifts and make a great little gift exchange item or hard-to-nd small gift for those you wish to remember during the holidays. CityArts is at 318 Luverne Ave. in downtown Panama City, 769-0608. Gallery hours are 1-6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Proceeds will be used to expand PCAs community involvement by enhancing local arts. Future Educators to host teacher workshop MARIANNA The Chipola College Future Educators Club will host the fth annual Teacher Workshop on Jan. 21. Current teachers and students interested in a career in education are invited to attend. Future educators currently enrolled at Chipola, with the assistance of the Department of Education faculty and staff, will present hands-on activities along with samples for teachers and education majors to use in their own classrooms. The sessions will include presentations and strategies in math, science, reading, English, ESOL and ESE. Various sessions will be held for elementary, middle and high school teachers. A few of the topics being presented include: Using Foldables and Manipulatives Student Engagement with Social Studies Cooking Through the Content Areas Teaching Reading Components Using Picture Books Using Holidays With the ESOL Student in Mind Integrating Reading and Math Technology in the Classroom Discovering Pi Classroom Management Incorporating Drama into the Classroom In addition to the student-led sessions, a representative from Big Ideas Learning will conduct a session for middle school math teachers. A representative from Teacher Effectiveness also will conduct a session on Classroom Management for teachers in grades 36. Registration opens at 8 a.m. in Building D on the Chipola College campus. Sessions begin at 8:15 a.m. and run through 12:30 p.m. To ensure that sufcient materials are available, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP. For information or to reserve a spot, contact Casey Bush at bushc@chipola.edu or 526-2761, ext. 2449. Holmes Valley Heritage Day VERNON The preserving Our Past Association will host Holmes Valley Heritage Day on March 3 with a Tractor Pull and Show. Tickets are $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. The Tractor Pull and Show will be at 3901 Wilderness Road in Vernon. For more information, call Sandra Cook at 8492426. Two-Toed Tom Festival ESTO The Town of Esto announces the return of the Two-Toed-Tom Festival. The festival will be John Clark Park in Esto on April 14-15 and will feature vendors, live music, childrens events and other events. Vendors and musical acts are being sought. For information call Lanette Wells at 2634420, email twotoedtomfest@yahoo. com, or visit twotoedtomfest.com. Legends and Lore Festival CHIPLEY The ninth annual Legends and Lore Festival will be at Falling Waters State Park on April 20-21, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the state park. The event will have historic demonstrators, live music and a wide variety of displays. Orange and Bluegrass Festival VERNON The Vernon Athletic Booster Club will have the Orange and Bluegrass Festival on April 27-28 at The Oaks at Lucas Lake. Tickets are $5. On Friday night, there will be a variety of gospel music with family food and game. Saturday will be all bluegrass and country entertainment with slides, bounce houses and games for the kids. The grounds have pools and a swimming area for the kids. For more information, contact Tray Hawkins at 258-7276. Community CALENDAR Winter EVENTS See WINTER A4 Faith EVENTS Community EVENTS

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POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P. O Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USP S 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $23.14; 26 weeks: $34.65; 52 weeks: $57.75 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc., 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2011, Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. All Rights Reserved. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: T he entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Nicole P. Bareeld, Publisher Cameron Everett, Production SupervisorHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT USPUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: nbareeld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Freedom Communications. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT Local A4 | Washington County News Saturday, December 3, 2011 DEFUNIAK SPRINGS DeFuniak Springs welcomes the Christmas season this year with the 21st annual Tour of Homes today, Dec. 3. This annual event is presented by Partners in Progress, a not-for-prot organization dedicated to preserving the wonderful historical signicance of the area. The theme for this years tour is Exploring History in DeFuniak Springs. We proudly invite you to experience the way things used to be in DeFuniak Springs. Each site on the tour will have tour guides present to take you on a journey into the past. You will discover the elegance of a bygone era. Learn interesting facts about the life and time of the people who established a community that today continues to treasure these homes and maintain the elegance of the Victorian era. You will visit a home that served as the arts and crafts shop during the rst Chautauqua Assemblies. It later became the home of some very interesting personalities. One served as mayor of DeFuniak Springs before establishing one of the rst successful businesses, which spanned nearly a century in the same family. A unique opportunity awaits you to visit for the very rst time the Heritage Garden. This is an octagonal brick wall enclosure replicating the exact footprint of Thomas Jeffersons summer retreat, Poplar Forest (circa 1806) in Virginia. The formal boxwood garden features boxwood shrubs acquired from properties linked to famous historic American sites and people. A walk through Heritage Garden is truly a lesson in American history. Theres much more for you to discover as you continue this years tour. The tour hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the ticket sales ofce is in the Welcome Center on Circle Drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets (includes 7 percent sales tax) are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Babes in arms are free. As an added incentive to encourage students to learn more about the history of Defuniak Springs, we offer student group rates of $5 per person for groups of 10 or more. For additional information, call 892-2448. Special to The NewsVERNON Come prepared to roar with laughter in the aisles as the Vernon High School Theatre Department presents, HOG WASH!, a night of comedy scenes and songs, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the VHS auditorium, 3232 Moss Hill Road in Vernon. The members of the VHS Theatre Department are back for another night of comedy monologues, scenes and songs. This production does not have a plot or story line, but is merely an evening of sheer enjoyment. With a new lineup of skits, scenes and songs ranging from Broadway to contemporary pop and similar to MAD TV or Saturday Night Live, this production is a must-see for any comedy lover. The cast lineup includes Kate Burke, Amanda Burt, Amber Burt, Jaclyn Coatney, Bailey Burch, Autumn Shamburger, Whitney Mullins, Breanna Warr, Heidi Edwards, Nina Peterson, Rachel Spooner, Devin Finch, Kori Maynor, Ansley Holland, Jeffrey Bouet, Dylan Rudd, Skylar Clarke, Jaquel Watson, Austin Selden and Dakota Ball. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Tickets are available now from any cast member or by calling VHS at 535-2046. All proceeds from this production will be used to produce the VHS Theatre Departments spring musical, Guys & Dolls Jr. For more information, email VHS Theatre Director Kevin Russell at vhs theatre@gmail.com, or call the main ofce at 535-2046. MARIANNA Chipola College and the Jackson County Tourist Development Council will host the Panhandle Classic through today, Dec. 3, in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Nine teams from the FCSAA Top 10 will be in action. North west Florida State (8-0) is the top-ranked team in the state poll. Palm Beach (8-0) is second. Chipola (8-0) is ranked third. Bre vard (7-1) is fourth. Pensacola (10-1) is fth. Tallahassee (6-2) is sixth. Santa Fe (6-1) is seventh. Central Florida (6-3) is ninth. St. Petersburg (6-3) is tenth. Action began. Today, games begin at noon with Gulf Coast and Santa Fe. Pensacola meets Brevard at 2 p.m. Tallahassee and Miami Dade face off at 4 p.m. Northwest Florida takes on Palm Beach at 6 p.m. Chipola plays Central Flori da in the 8 p.m. game. During pregame of the Chipola mens game, members of the Chipola baseball team will be presented their 2011 State Championship rings. S PECIAL TO T HE N EWS The Womans Club of Chipley was established in 1921, and they are celebrating 90 years of service to the community. Much praise and honor is due to the past and present members who have worked many hours to achieve the accomplishments that will hopefully continue to enhance the lives of other in the years to come. In order to spruce up the yard at the club house, the conservation department planted a crepe myrtle tree and pansies in honor of this special birthday. Pictured from left are Chairman Elsie Gainey, Kathleen Rogers and Judy Taylor. CELEBRATING 90 YEARS HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for verication purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. 21st Tour of Homes today in DeFuniak VHS to present HOG WASH! Chipola, TDC to host Panhandle Basketball Classic Mr. and Mrs. Claus to visit library CHIPLEY Mr. and Mrs. Claus will visit the Chipley area on their worldly trip at Christmas time. While in Chipley, they have been seen shopping for vegetables for the reindeer at several of the local stores. When making these visits to the area, Mr. and Mrs. Claus always stop to visit the Washington County Public Library to read to the little ones during story time, have a picture made and spread some Christmas cheer. The Community South Credit Union has arranged for the jolly couple to arrive at the library at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15. Bring your camera for this special visit from Santa. For more information, call Zedra at 638-1314. Washington County Chamber annual Holiday Open House CHIPLEY The Washington County Chamber invites you to the annual Holiday Open House from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at 672 Fifth St. in Chipley. Please bring any canned food items you wish to donate during the holiday season. Please stop by to celebrate the holidays with some good food, good music and good folks. If you have a favorite nger food you wish to showcase at our open house, contact Chris at 638-4157. Community Christmas Light Show SNEADS Three Rivers State Park will hold its eighth annual Community Christmas Light Show from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9-11 and 16-18. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for future light shows. All families, groups, organizations, churches and businesses interested in setting up a display, please contact the park for more information at 482-9006. Please bring canned food for local food drives. Christmas Reections DeFUNIAK SPRINGS Tis the season of lights, and historic DeFuniak Springs is aglow with more than 3 million. Traditionally, our lights go on the day after Thanksgiving and continue to glow each night until Dec. 31. We invite you to enjoy this wonderful display for the rst time or for your annual trip to DeFuniak Springs. The trip is more than worth it as you drive around our placid lake and view the reection of millions of lights. Its a photographers dream, and many come to capture the sights and scenes on display. Trees laden with thousands of lights illuminate hand-painted gures for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy again the serenity and beauty of our nativity that reminds us of the true reason for the season. The Victorian silhouette gures throughout the display remind us of a simpler time in our history and recall our historic heritage. Other displays show Santas elves working hard to prepare toys for all good girls and boys. Animals romp through the trees, and penguins skate on the grassy slopes in our cool night air. We are pleased to introduce a new feature this year, the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas. This delight in riotous color and beauty is a welcome addition to the season. This is the year to visit historic DeFuniak Springs and enjoy Christmas Reections on Circle Drive. The display opens each evening from 5-9 p.m., and admission is only $3 per person, with children 6 and under free. Season passes for unlimited viewing of the dazzling display are available for $35. From U.S. 90 West, turn right onto U.S. 331 South. Turn left at the rst red light (Live Oak Avenue). Follow this to the entrance of Christmas Reections. From U.S. 90 East, turn left at the red light onto U.S. 331 South. Turn left at the rst red light (Live Oak Avenue). Follow this to the entrance of Christmas Reections. From Interstate 10, go north on U.S. 331 to the fth red light (Live Oak Avenue). Turn right and follow to the entrance of Christmas Reections. Youll have no trouble nding it because well, weve left the lights on for you. WINTER from page A3

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CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, December 3, 2011 Washington County News | A5 Small blackmale. Answers to “ Mark”. No colar, needs haircut. Child’s asthmaalert dog. Very miss & needed. Wausau area. 260-4459 Laying Hens $6.00 each. (850)956-4564 Bank Ordered Auction 174 Bank Owned Assets, AL, GA, NC & TN. December 6th, 7th & 8th, Homes, Acreage, Residential Lots & Commercial Properties (800)323-8388 or RowellAuctions.com Bankruptcy Auction Dec. 8: Residential & Commercial Properties in Osceola, Polk, Orange, Seminole, & Citrus Counties. Ewald Auction & Realty, Lic. RE Broker AB2473/AU1340, 10% BP. (407)275-6853, www.EwaldAuctions.com Coin & Stamp ShowDecember 3rd & 4th Fairgrounds PC Opens 9:am Free admission. 850-215-8565 COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in COLOR! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 Publisher’s Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. Consumers should also contact the local company themselves instead of giving this information to individuals who are contacting them directly. Advertising that Works. Put your ad in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida for one LOW RATE! Call (866)742-1373 or visit: www.florida-classifieds.co m Happy’s Kids Christmas Coloring Contest. “Navidad Colorear Concurso.” Go to www.HappyTalesPublishing.co m, download pictures, color, mail by December 10th. Three Prizes per age group. Enter today! IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, CASE NO. 67-10CA673 v. WALLACE WILLS a/k/a WALLACE E. WILLS, TRUDEE J. WILLS, and SOUTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CREDIT) UNION, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to that certain Final Judgment of foreclosure entered on October 28, 2011 and that Order entered on November 16, 2011 in Case No. 67-10CA673 in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein Regions Bank is the Plaintiff, and Wallace Wills a/k/a Wallace E. Wills, Trudee J. Wills and South Carolina Federal Credit Union are Defendants, that I, Linda Hays Cook or my Deputy Clerk will sell at public sale on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, Chipley, Florida, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. CST and 4:00 p.m. CST on the 4th day of January, 2012, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described real property situated in Washington County, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes and pursuant to the Final Judgment: That parcel of land in the City of Chipley, bounded by beginning at a point the West line of Lot 225, Map of the City of Chipley, Florida, which is 70 feet and 5 inches South from the Northwest corner of said lot, running thence South along West line of lot and the East line of Sixth Street 24 feet, thence East 75 feet to a point halfway between the East and West lines of Lot 224, thence North parallel with the West line of the lot hereby conveyed 24 feet, thence West 75 feet to the Point of Beginning; AND beginning at a point in the South line of South Railroad Street, said point being 200 feet measured Westwardly along said South line of South Railroad Street from a point where same intersects the West line of Seventh Street, said point also being 75 feet Southwardly at right angles from a point in the centerline of L & N main tract and located in the Lot lying between Lots 223 and 224, thence Southwardly along the lot lying between Lots 223 and 224 a distance of 90 feet to a point, thence Westwardly at right angles a distance of 25 feet to a point which is the Point of Beginning, thence North 20 feet, thence East 24 feet and 1 inch, thence South 20 feet, thence West 24 feet and 1 inch, to Point of Beginning, together with the use of party walls on other buildings that adjoin building located on said premises, being in the SW of the NE of Section 4, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida. 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 29th day of November, 2011. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Washington County, Florida, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of Court BY: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Prepared By: Rick A. La Trace, Esq. Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris, L.L.C. Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 1988 Mobile, AL 36633 (866) 732-3267 Florida Bar No. 0683531 As published in the Washington County News December 3, 10, 2011 11-3016 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Happy Walker Productions located at 2738 Summer Drive, in the County of Washington in the City of Chipley, Florida intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporation of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Chipley, Florida, this 28 day of November, 2011. As published in the Washington County News December 3, 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. 12-3017 NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Washington County SHIP Program will accept sealed bids for EMERGENCY REPAIR to the following housing units: 610 Pear Street Chipley, FL 32428 5413 Scoop Circle Ebro, FL 1530 Orange Hill Road Chipley, Fla. 32428 698 Bradley Lane Chipley, Fl 1396-A Jackson Ave. Chipley, Fl 2867 Gilbert Mill Road Chipley, Fla. 32428 3587 Washington Street Chipley, Fl 32428 1178-B McDougald Drive Chipley, Fla. 32428 Work write-ups, specifications, instructions to bidders and other pertinent information may be obtained from the offices of Washington County Grant Coordinator, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Fla. 32428; telephone 850-638-6058 or fax 850-638-6106. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. the morning of Thursday, December 15, 2011, local time, at the Washington County Commission office at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Fla. 32428, at which time bids will be opened and all valid bids will be read aloud. There will be a pre-bid conference scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 8:30 a.m., local time, at the County Commission Building, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida 32428. If a bid is to be submitted for the above project, your presence at the pre-bid is mandatory. To be accepted bids must: Be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with bidder’s name and address. Identified on the outside envelope as “SEALED BID. SHIP PROGRAM. TO BE OPENED NO EARLIER THAT 10:00 A.M. THE MORNING OF THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011” Include proof on contractor’s liability; and shall include worker’s compensation insurance for all employees other than such owners or corporate officers specifically exempted by State law and bearing in hand documentation from the state of such exemption. Include total amount for repairs to all housing units with break-out of cost for repairs to each individual unit. Not to exceed fifteen-thousand dollars ($15,000.00) on any single unit. The Washington County SHIP Program does not discriminate against any person, or group of persons, or account of age, color, country of national origin, creed, familial status, handicap, marital status, parentage, race, religion, or sex in any of its programs and activities, and urges minority contractors to participate in the bidding process. Bidders are notified that each must comply with applicable provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Drug Free Workplace Act. WASHINGTON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY. THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT AND AND ALL BIDS. As published in the Washington County News December 3, 2011 11-3003 PUBLIC SALE Tharp & Sons in Chipley, FL will hold a sale on these units for non-payment of rent in accordance with the Fl. Statue Act 83-801-83-809. Tenants will have until December 10, 2011 to pay in full. No checks are accepted. 1. Laura Jones Chipley, Fl 2. Johnnie Dudly Grand Ridge, FL 3. Unknown. As published in the Washington County News November26, December 3, 2011 11-3011 CITY OF CHIPLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO CITY CODE The Chipley City Council will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING regarding adoption of the following ordinance on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 911 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 20, ENTITLED “ZONING”; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Adoption of this ordinance will amend amendment procedures for zoning. All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the matter under consideration. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of disability or physical impairments should contact the City at (850) 638-6350, 48 hours prior to the hearing. For further information pertaining to the proposed ordinance, contact Dan Miner, City Administrator As published in the Washington County News December 3, 2011 12-3013 IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, CASE NO. 67-10CA599 v. WALLACE WILLS a/k/a WALLACE E. WILLS, TRUDEE J. WILLS, SOUTH CAROLINA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, and CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1) OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to that certain Final Judgment of foreclosure entered on October 28, 2011, and the Order entered on November 16, 2011, in Case No. 67-10CA599 in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein Regions Bank is the Plaintiff, and Wallace Wills a/k/a Wallace E. Wills, Trudee J. Wills, South Carolina Federal Credit Union, and the City of Chipley, Florida are Defendants, that I, Linda Hays Cook or my Deputy Clerk will sell at public sale on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, Chipley, Florida, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. CST and 4:00 p.m. CST on the 4th day of January, 2012, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described real property situated in Washington County, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes and pursuant to the Final Judgment: E of Lot 130 in the City of Chipley according to plat of said city on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, the land hereby conveyed being North of and abutting North Railroad Avenue, and being in S of NE of Section 4, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, including the East wall and of the West wall of the building on said land. And a parcel of land in the City of Chipley, Florida, bounded by beginning on the South boundary line of No. 130 according to the Map of Chipley drawn by L.W. Mordt and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida in the S of the NE Section 4, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, at a point 5 feet East of the Southwest corner of said lot, thence running in an Easterly direction 22 feet along said South boundary line. Thence in a Northerly direction parallel with the Eastern boundary line of said lot to the Northern boundary line of said lot, thence in a Westerly direction along the Northern boundary line of said Lot, 22 feet, thence in a southerly direction to the Point of Beginning. 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court, on this 29th day of November, 2011. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Circuit Court, Washington County, Florida, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. Washington County Clerk of Court BY: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Prepared By: Rick A. La Trace, Esq. Johnstone, Adams, Bailey, Gordon & Harris, L.L.C. Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 1988 Mobile, AL 36633 (866) 732-3267 Florida Bar No. 0683531 As published in the Washington County News December 3, 10, 2011 11-3006 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR WAHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-468 DIVISION 21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION, etc., Plaintiff, vs. TIMOTHY PARKER, et. al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Timothy Parker Last Known Address 3365 Fawn Place Chipley, FL 32428 Christopher Parker Last Known Address 3365 Fawn Place Chipley, FL 32428 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Washington County, Florida: Lot 26, Smith Subdivision Phase One, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 207 and 208, of the Public Records of Washington County, Florida. Together with 2006 Nobility, Kingswood 44 X 28 manufactured home, Serial NO: N8-12852A & N8-12852B, located on the property has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of yourwritten defensess, if any, to it on Lance Paul Cohen, the Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is Cohen & Thurstone, P.A., 1723 Blanding Boulevard, Suite 102, Jacksonville, Florida 32210, within thirty (30) days from the first date of publication of this notice, on or before Dec 29, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on this 17 day of November, 2011 LINDA H. COOK CLERK OF THE COURT WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA By: K McDaniel Deputy Clerk Lance Paul Cohen, Esquire COHEN & THURSTON,P.A 1723 Blanding Boulevard, Suite 102 Jacksonville, Florida 32210 904-388-6500 Attorney for Plaintiff As published in the Washington County News November 30, December 3, 2011 11-3010 CITY OF CHIPLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO CITY CODE The Chipley City Council will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING regarding adoption of the following ordinance on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 910 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ITS ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS OF FACT; PROVIDING FOR FUTURE LAND USE CHANGE OF A PARCEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF JOHNSON AVENUE AND 5TH STREET, FROM LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; PROVIDING FOR A SMALL SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING WITH THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Adoption of this ordinance will establish a land use change of a parcel located at the corner of Johnson Avenue and 5th Street from low density residential to neighborhood commercial. All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the matter under consideration. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of disability or physical impairments should contact the City at (850) 638-6350, 48 hours prior to the hearing. For further information pertaining to the proposed ordinance, contact Dan Miner, City Administrator. As published in the Washington County News December 3, 2011 11-3005 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL LAW DEPARTMENT Case No: 67-2011CA-000295-CA-XX XX Gene Baldwin Plaintiff vs Christine Napier & Jimmy Napier, spouse of Christine Napier & Unknown Tenant in Possession, 938 Alicia Lane, Chipley, FL Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment entered in the above entitled cause of action in the Circuit Court of Washington county, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Washington County, Florida described as:The North 1/2 of the following described parcel: commence at the northwest corner of the SW 1/4 of Section 12, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington county, Florida, thence run S 89 degrees 13’11’’E along the North line of said SW 1/4, 1760.00 feet; thence S 00 degrees 09’07’’E435.00; thence S 00 degrees 04’39’’W 474.00 feet to the point of beginning; thence N 89 degrees 13’ 11’’W 460.00 feet; thence S 00 degrees 04’83’’W 227.36 feet; thence S 89’24’10’’E 460.00 feet; thence N 00 degrees 04’39’’E 275.89 feet to the Point of Beginning containing 2.39 acres more or less Together with a 1194 Liberty 14 X 70 manufactured home Id# 10L23645 bearing title number 653599887 at a public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, at Washington County Courthouse located at 1293 Jackson Avenue, Suite 100, Chipley, FL 32428 at 11:00 am on the 14th day of December, 2011 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, of 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 850-638-6285 Ext 226 within two (2) working days of your receipt of the Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired call Florida Relay Service 711 LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF COURTS BY: K MCDaniel AS DEPUTY CLERK As published in the Washington County News November 30, December 3, 2011 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)359-1690 For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. 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A6| Washington County News Saturday, December 3, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 2003 Venture LS Van 6 Passenger. 96,000 miles. Runs good. $4,000 firm. Call (850)547-2427. 2007 Kawasaki KLX110 Trail Bike. Automatic clutch. Runs Great. Dealer serviced. Owner outgrown. $1350. (850)547-2665 14 ft. Fiberglass boat 15 HP Johnson motor w/trailer $2000. Bottom plow $1000, two 6 ft. discs $1000/ea. (850)548-5420 24’Travel Trailer Jaco$3000.00 (850)956-4564. $ 775 Down 00 Dodge Ram X/Cab You are automatically approved if you can make payments on time. Daylight Auto Financing. 850-215-1769 $1175 Down 01 Chevy Silverado X/ Cab You are automatically approved if you can make payments on time. Daylight Auto Financing. 850-215-1769 1987 Ford PU F250. New motor, new tires, LWB, Heavy duty towing package. $1900. (850)956-4564 $525 Down 99 Pontiac Grand Am You are automatically approved if you can make payments on time. Daylight Auto Financing. 850-215-1769 $ 675 Down 01 Ford You are automatically approved if you can make payments on time. Daylight Auto Financing. 850-215-1769 For Sale Prim Property 20 Track 5 acres or more. Owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858. Lakefront Sale! Sat Dec 3rd only! 2+ acres, 227ft direct lake frontage only $34,900! Gorgeous wooded setting with deep dockable water frontage out your back door! Paved roads, power, phone, more. Excellent financing. Call now (866)952-5302, x 108 Move in Special 2 Bdr/1 Bath Mobile Home. Well kept. $200 rent for Dec. (850)547-4606 3BD/2BA with carport sits on 3.25 acres.Gated community on Leisure Lakes. 850-773-2924 For Sale by Owner. 3/Bdrm 2/bath 2040 sq. ft. home on 2 1/2 acres. Large master BR suite w/tub shower and double sink, w/walk in closets. LR w/fireplace, dining room, kitchen w/large island. Phone (850)956-1290, cell (951)962-0489. Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.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 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 One Bdrm. Apartment. Stove, refrigerator. Includes all electricity & utilities. $400/month. Info: (850)547-0956, (850)326-4548 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. Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay 1 & 2 bedrooms now available. Ask about our move in special. $390 to $470 includes city utilities. (850)557-7732 SpaciousOne Bedroom $425 Two Bedroom $475 Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. Townhouse Apt For Rent 2BD/ 1 1/2 BA 638-1918 2BR/1BA House in country. Approximately 5 miles East of Chipley McDonalds. Stove, D/W, fridge, water, lawn care included. Pets negotiable. Will accept Section 8. Application required. Smoke free environment. $595/month plus $595 deposit. 850-638-4228. Bethelem area: 2 bdrm, 1 bath w asher/ dryer furnished, also water, garbage, sewage. $450/mo + $200/depo. Call (850) 547-5195 2 & 3 BR $590 -$675 Greenhead Washer & Dryer Incl Some pets welcome248-0048 2 and 3 Bdrm Doublewide Mobile Homes for rent in Bonifay. No Pets. (850)547-3462. 2 BD/1BA CH/A, WD hook up. In nice park Chipley. No Pets. $ 425/ mth plus deposit 638-0560 or 774-3034 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-638-7315, 850-849-6842 or 638-9933. For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Homes $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 Leave message. Large 3BD/2BA Mobile Home. Convient location in Chipley park. No Pets. $550/mth plus deposit 638-0560 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 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS NEEDEDI Buy sealed, unexpired Boxes (850)710-0189 Need A Special Baby Sitter? Mother/ grandmother. Non smoker, clean house will sit anytime you need 24/7..In Bonifay area. Call 547-4344 Pre-Christmas Sale Tues Dec 6th 4-8 pm. Home of Elsie Myrick 766 4th St Chipley, Next to Shiver’s Park. New 6 pc Sheet Sets all sizes, from 800-1200 ct $15-$18. Mink Blankets $32, Quilt Sets $23, Christmas Decor, Scentsy. With purchase register to win $50 Permanent Makeup Procedure. Refreshments Everyone is Welcome! 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 TOYS LIKE NEW! FisherPrice kitchen $10, kids microwave, $5.00, girls bike w/ trainingwheels $10.00,guitar w/ head set, $12.00, keyboard $10.00, ATM machine, $5.00. 415-6368 before 7 pm Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in suroundding area. 850-718-1859. Wanted: Junk appliances. Lawn-mowers, farm and garden equipment, golf carts, satellites for free. I will pick up. Call (850)-547-0088 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. Accepting applications for a Dental assistant and/or Receptionist in fast paced dental practice. Applicant must possess a good work ethic and be able to multi-task and work well with the public. Experience preferred but not required. Bring resume to: Family Dentistry of Chipley 1410 A Brickyard Rd. Chipley, Fl. Direct Care Staff: Several positions available at Assisted Living Facility in Bonifay and Vernon. Duties include; cleaning of resident’s apartments, laundry services, assistance with bathes, medications and preparing and serving meals. Pay starts at $8.25 an hour. Must be able to pass level two background screening and have reliable transportation. Call 547-3708 for more information GENERAL Local telephone contractor now hiring exp persons for underground construction crew Call for interview 850-251-2037 850-526-8616 Health Care Direct Care staff needed for limited mental health home. Duties include cleaning resident’s apartment, assisting with baths preparing supper and assistance with medication.s to name a few Hours are 11:307:30 p.m. with pay starting at $ 8..25 an hour.with every other weekend off.Must have transportation and pass a level two background screening Call 547-3708 for more information. Hospitality Front Desk Position/ House Keeping at Best Western in Bonifay. Apply in person at Chipley Days Inn. Do not apply at Best Western in Bonifay. No phone calls. Driver: Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)414-9569. www.driveknight.com Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, Earn Up to 39¢/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 Firewood Seasoned or green. Cut to length.373-8012 or 547-9291 For Sale Seasoned Split Oak Firewood. Will deliver 850-326-1474 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 Chipley, 762 Dogwood Lane. From Chipley turn West onto Hwy 90, then turn left onto Dogwood Ln (about 1 mile past Hwy 277),and it is 2nd house on right. Sat, Dec, 3rd, 8-1Multi-Family Garage SaleAntiques, designer clothes, collectibles, baby items, kitchenware, linens, paintings, tools, toys & much more Chipley, A Safe Storage 1333 Main St. in Chipley next to Pizza Hut on Hwy 77 Sat, Dec, 3rd, 7am-Noon.4 Family Yard SaleKayak, stove, dryer, Christmas lights & decor, house hold & kitchen items, Women’s, children & baby clothes, variouse kids items, bedding, Nick-Knacks, collectibles, Hummingbird Crystal and more Chipley, FL Live & Internet Auction Dec. 3, 2011. 755 4th Street, 32428. 9 AM CST Start, Preview/Register 8 AM. Online Catalog/Bidding www .specialists ofthesouth.com Garage Sale Saturday; December 3 1134 Iola Drive Orange Hill Highway 8:00-until Large clothes, shoes, what-knots amplfier & much more. Huge Sale729 Sunday Rd Fri & Sat 638-9414. Furniture, clothes, games, dining set, air hockey table & lots more HUGE TRUCKLOAD SALE! Friday Dec 9 & Sat Dec 10 7 Am til 3 PM. Southern Way Realty, 1014 Main Street. Bath linens, sheets, down comforters, bedspreads, sewing supplies, bulk fabric, batting by the bag, and MUCH MORE! LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big Flea Market, but yard sale prices. Friday & Saturday, Dec 2 & 3 8am-5pm. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, AL near Courthouse. Multi-Family yard & craft sale December 3. 1367 Hwy 177, north of Bethlehem school, just south of Millers Crossroads. Lye soap, cornshuck dolls and lots of good bargains. Multi-family Yard Sale Sat. Dec. 3rd, 8 a.m.until—. 1/4 mile east of Bethlehem School. Hwy. 60. Lots of items and some brand new handmade items that would make great Christmas gifts. Yard Sale Dec 2 &3 at 3964 Pate Pond RD. Misc, tools, mens,woman, children clothes, carious sizes, and other items. Yard Sale December 2 & 3.2897 Hwy 79 N next to the Vernon Creek Park. 7am-4pm GUN SHOWDec. 3rd & 4th Nat’l Peanut Fest. 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Volume 5 Number 2 Washington County, Florida December 2011 January 2012 www.washcomall.com WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Ted Everett Executive Director of Washington County Commissioners vote on key economic issues for Countys future At the Nov. 21 meeting of the Board Of County Commissioners the groundwork laid over many months paid off as key issues were approved. These will have a positive impact on Washington County for a long time. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT First came the issue of economic development and how the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council and the County will interact. By State statute there must be an economic development component to the Countys comprehensive plan. During this past Summer and Fall a group was put together which comprised of economic developers and County business leaders who designed a detailed document outlining the vision for economic development for the future. This document was reviewed and improved many times until the nal document went before the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval. Subsequently, there was also a Memorandum of Understanding between the County and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council acting as the Countys Economic Development Provider. The MOU specically outlines the function and capacity of the Chambers required duties, accounting procedures, marketing strategies and reporting requirements to the County. Additionally, the Chamber will continue working with regional and statewide governmental and private organizations to ensure that Washington County is moving toward a sound economic future for all its citizens. These linkages work toward reducing impediments to permitting, regulations, taxation and other obstacles that create barriers to job creation. SLOT MACHINE REFERENDUM The second issue before the County Commissioners was the request to approve a countywide referendum allowing Ebro Greyhound Park, a pari-mutuel facility, to provide slot machines at their operation. This referendum is non-partisan and would be placed on the Presidential Primary ECONOMIC continued page 10

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Ted EverettPage Two Washington County Business Advocate December 2011-January 2012 A Message Fr o m The President Chamber Member Benefits PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renewing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publications, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Efforts in Washington County City and County Events Ambassadors Program A Message From The Executive Director The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157 As I begin my year as president, I am humbled by the trust the Board of Directors have placed in me. My hope is to make a real difference in the business climate of Washington County. I take the helm of this wonderful organization during a time of change in the Chamber. We have a number of issues facing the Chamber this year and I am looking forward to working with this very capable group. I believe the Chamber can be instrumental in helping our existing local businesses, as well as recruiting new business and jobs for our community. One of our goals is to open a dialog with our business community that would allow the Chamber to be more responsive and effective. We want to be able to direct our resources to the issues which are most important to local businesses. Our Chamber Board is made up of business leaders with vast knowledge and expertise, that can be utilized to assist local businesses in dealing with issues of the day. One of my personal goals is to work closely with the Chamber Ambassadors to strengthen our outreach programs and to help this very dedicated group provide assistance to our business community. The Chamber Board is also looking at new ways to attract jobs to our community. The need for additional land on which to locate new industry is critical for job expansion and creation. This need must be addressed soon if Washington County is to compete for the jobs of the future. A number of interesting ideas have been put forward and we will be working diligently to explore every opportunity. Although we use the phrase We believe in Washington County a lot at Chamber functions, the words are taken to heart by all of the Board of Directors. We truly believe in the possibilities available to our communities and the Chamber is working diligently to help our business community prepare for every opportunity. I am looking forward to the coming year and the opportunity to serve the communities that have supported my business ventures over the last 26 years. Philip Pippin Let me begin by saying thank you to the readers of the Advocate. I have had several of you come to me and tell me the information I have shared with you was something not previously known. That started me to think I really need to discuss more about how economic development works and does not work, and why some investors choose to do what they do or not. No project is ever easy, ever! Industry and developers all take risks when they relocate, build or develop. There are many hurdles to overcome, including: permitting, ordinances and infrastructure. There are hurdles at the local and State level to be dealt with and it takes time and money. In todays world when it seems nothing but bad is happening in the economy, there are some people taking risks. The Rhythm development is one of those projects trying to get started. Although some may be opposed to the development, I am here to give you the facts. Rhythm is only one of many DRIs (Development of Regional Impact), forwarded to the State from the West Florida Regional Planning Council, that has passed all scrutiny at the state level. According to Mike DeRuntz, director of Planning and Zoning, it has met the criteria for this type of devel opment in Washington County. I have seen the gures for the development and it would make a substantial addition to the Countys tax base. If all concerns are addressed and the developers complete their project, would it then be a good thing? Some will say yes and some still will say no. One thing I have found in eco nomic development, it is hard to argue against emotions but the facts speak volumes. It is estimated that if this project is implemented, it will create, at full build-out, a tax base of 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 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 Park 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 DIRECTOR continued page 12

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December 2011-January 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Three You are cordially invited to join the Chamber in celebrating the Holiday Season! December 15, 2011 9am-3pm 672 5th Street Chipley 850.638.4157 Stop by to celebrate the holidays with some good food, good music and good folks! If you ha ve a favorite nger food you wish to showcase at our Open House, please contact Chris at 638.4157. Please bring any canned food items you wish to donate during this Holiday Season! NOTE: There is no Third Thursday program this month. 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 Need Help With Your Taxes? Starting A New Business? Trying To Run An Existing One? WE CAN HELP !! laney accounting & tax services, llc Visit Us Online At: www.laneyaccounting.com www.facebook.com/LaneyAccounting or call for free initial consultation 1378 N. Railroad Ave. Chipley, Florida 32428 508 Airport Rd., Suite C Panama City, Florida 32405 (850) 638-4961 800-824-0377 Fax (850) 638-8207 Tax Preparation & Planning Individual Corporate Partnership Estate Farm Payroll Services Small Business Consulting Computer Consulting Computerized Accounting Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable CERTIFIED QUICKBOOKS PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS Roger L. Laney III, EA, ABA

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Page Four Washington County Business Advocate December 2011-January 2012 Heather Lopez Administrative Assistant Social media is changing the way we communicate and do business with each other. It is also changing the way people book their vacations. For this reason, the Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has been working on its own social media platform that should be rolling out right before 2012. The TDC decided to go with the three most traditional social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The TDC chose Facebook and Twitter because they are the two most popular social networking sites and YouTube for being the most popular videosharing site. Other social media platforms will be added in the future as the TDC grows into this new marketing segment. The TDCs goal is to connect with past and future vacationers to the region and let them know of all the wonderful things to do and experience in Washington County. The TDC will post about local accommodations, attractions and special events and festivals going on throughout the county. Photos and videos will also be uploaded from locations around the county as well as the TDC holding contests to get their fan base to post their favorite vacation photos and videos. Having social media platforms will allow the TDC to broaden its reach to potential vacationers through Visit Florida. Visit Florida is the ofcial in-state tourism organization. They work tirelessly to promote our beautiful state, not only to the domestic U.S. and Canada, but also internationally. As a partner, the TDC has a free listing on their ofcial tourism website that has the option to add your social media icons. If you would like to check out the TDCs social media platforms, please visit our website at www. VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com and click on our icons at the bottom of the Home page. TDC utilizes social media to reach more vacationers Heather Lopez representing the TDC at the Rural Tourism Summit in October.

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December 2011-January 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Five The Chipley Womans Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2011 Following is an account of the 1922 Chamber Banquet, which the Womans Club helped host. September 7, 1922 Chamber of Commerce Banquet Success The jolliest and most harmonious gathering ever assembled in Chipley was that Thursday night at the Chamber Commerce get-to-gether meeting and banquet on the lawn west of Chipley Hotel. About 200 were present, and the meeting, which was called to order at 7:30 and was presided over by Mr. C.L. Brooks of the Chipley Packing Company. Nearly every portion of the County was represented, and no doubt the meeting will prove of incalcuable benefit. The Womans Club had charge of the refreshments part of the meeting, assisted by about 30 of the young ladies of the town, in serving and they did themselves proud in not only the quality but the quantity served The menu consisted of Mashed Potatoes, English Peas, Chicken and Ham, Pickles and Salad with Coffee and Tea followed by Ice Cream and Cake, Cigars and Cigarettes. The principal speakers of the evening were: L.M. Rhodes of the State Marketing Bureau, Jacksonville; John W. Greer, Secretary of Chamber of Commerce Moultrie GA; T.H. Jones, Industrial Agent of the M & B Railroad of Pensacola and J. H. Worthington, Demonstration Agent of Houston County, Dothan, AL. A number of other short talks were made. H. W. McCord gave a report of the work accomplished by the Chamber of Commerce and outlined a number of propositions on which that body was at work at present. The results accomplished and the matter underway now, made a good showing. The Chipley Orchestra furnished a nice selection of music and a number of vocal selections were much enjoyed.

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Page Six Washington County Business Advocate December 2011-January 2012 Ribbon Cuttings November 17 Hatch Mott MacDonald 1232 Jackson Ave. October 20 Washington County Council on Aging, E bro Senior Center Schlenker named Trustee of Year District Garden Club meeting held in Vernon The Garden Clubs of Chipley, Vernon and Wausau recently hosted the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. District II Fall Meeting in Vernon, Fla. The small clubs worked closely to transform the Community Center into an Asian oasis. District II Director Jane Brewer of Panama City Beach awarded certicates to Vernon Garden Club for 50 years of federation and one to Chipley Garden Club for 60 years. FFGC Touring Ofcers were excited to be in our area and presented their visions for the future of FFGC. The Florida Hospital Association awarded Northwest Florida Community Hospital CEO Pat Schlenker the Trustee of the Year award in the Under 150 Bed category. This award honors a board member of a hospital or health system who has contributed signicantly to the health of the community by providing leadership and guidance to the hospital or system board. Northwest Florida Community Hospital is the primary health care provider for the 29,000 residents in Washington County. In 2003, this small, rural facility had suffered serious nancial losses that were threatening its very survival. In an attempt to salvage the health care life-line of the residents, Schlenker assessed and evaluated the viability of the organization. Schlenker recognized that the survival of the hospital was dependent upon grassroots involvement by the community at large. He recruited professionals, created a feasible business model, rallied local business owners and organized the communitys support in order to restructure and revive the hospital. Under Schlenkesr leadership, the hospital rebuilt its emergency department, added medical ofce buildings, renovated patient rooms and replaced obsolete equipment. Northwest Florida Community Hospital also received the 2010-2011 Hospital of Choice Award and was recognized by Florida Monthly Magazine as one of Floridas Top 100 Hospitals.

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December 2011-January 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Seven Third Thursday Highlights October-November Third Thursday Highlights Clockwise, from top left: Pippin Appraisal Services is recognized for EDC contribution; Gwen Collins, Chipley Garden Club, presents the October Yard of the Month award to Judy Sanders; Laneys Accounting and Tax Services is recognized for EDC contribution; Dan Colletti gives an introduction for the West Florida Baptist Association program; Janet Kinney, NWFCH, speaks about rural hospital funding issues; Edwina Showers, Chipley Garden Club, presents Kristina Corbin the November Yard of the Month award; Jim Town, TDC, gives an update on council activities; Ambassador Gary Hartman introduces guest P.J. Wink, manager of Goodys. Jim Town and Edwina Showers photos courtesy of fosterfollynews..com

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Page Eight Washington County Business Advocate December 2011-January 2012 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS Gary Hartman Broker Associate 850.773.3338 Fax 850.773.3332 Email: ghartman36@bellsouth.net Knowledge..., the pollen so ideas blossom. 2012 Legislative Issues LEGISLATIVE UPDATE By Brad Drake Representative Florida House District 5 When the Florida Legislature convenes for its 2012 regular 60-day session in just a few short weeks, we will once again be tasked with addressing similar challenges as we have done in recent years. This year, dealing with a struggling and fragile economy, reapportioning state legislative district boundaries, and nding sensible ways to reduce regulatory obstacles for job creators will undoubtedly take center stage. Facing a potential $2 billion gap in revenue collections vs. obligations, we shall again set out to balance the budget without raising additional taxes on Floridians. Further, the Legislature will be obligated to cut the fat, meat and bone in our states budget, all the while recognizing that some services will end when certain spending reductions take effect. And understanding that while its not always pleasant to make reductions in worthwhile programs, it is, however a duciary responsibility that we share and owe Floridas taxpayers. My personal priorities will involve working for job creation incentives, pushing for adequate transportation funding, supporting water policies that preserve resources in Northwest Florida and advocating the removal of unnecessary septic tank regulations prescribed through the passage of SB 550. Additionally, I want to continue common sense solutions in every aspect of governing, including reducing the time inmates remain on death row and their method of execution. Thats why I have led HB 325, which eliminates execution by lethal injection ($3,800 threedrug mixture) and replaces it with execution by ring squad or electrocution method. In the coming weeks, I welcome any feedback or comments that may be productive in helping to pave the way for Floridas economic recovery and job creation. I am optimistic about our expectations for the coming session and I am encouraged by the peoples call for scal responsibility in our government. Third Thursday Programs J anuary 19 Legislative Update from the Florida Chamber of Commerce February 17 Waste Management Sponsored by West Florida Electric Cooperative

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December 2011-January 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Nine Spotlight on our Chamber Ambassadors LIFE HOME CAR BUSINESS AUTO-OWNERS.COM ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Chipley, FL (850) 638-1805 Originally from England, Kerrie Thompson came to the United States in 1986 and opened a restaurant in Kissimmee, Fla. After three years in business and a divorce, she started her career in sales as an independent contractor. Kerrie went to work for the Dade Paper Company and continued with them until a chance opportunity to visit Walton County presented itself in 1999. I took one look at the Beach and thought this is home., she said. Kerrie started her employment KERRIE THOMPSON Washington County News communities not only with their advertising needs, but also to assist them however she can to make their businesses more protable and successful. Kerrie and her husband David, who is also from England, have a small hobby farm in Ponce de Leon. We are trying to produce as much of our own food as possible she said. When not in the garden she can be found taking photographs, or curled up with a good book. Kerrie has one daughter, Rhonda, who owns a hair salon in Destin. with Freedom Communications in 2000 as an advertising sales rep with the Walton Sun and then transferred to The Washington County News in 2010. While in Walton County she also served a number of years as an ambassador for the Walton County Chamber and was Ambassador of the Year in 2001. Kerrie has seen great changes and innovations in the newspaper industry over the last 10 years. She is very honored to be a representative of the Chamber and to help the businesses of our The Chamber is very proud and pleased to have Kerrie as a great representative of the Chamber!

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Page Ten Washington County Business Advocate December 2011-January 2012 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 Combating ID thieves who le fraudulent tax returns LEGISLATIVE UPDATE By U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Today, common crooks are increasingly engaging in sophisticated digital crimes In just the last couple of years, one particular scheme, tax fraud through identity theft has become a growing problem around the country. While devastating to victims and a drain on public nances, the scope of these crimes is just now coming to light. In September, Tampa police uncovered $130 million in fraudulent tax refunds as part of a crackdown on identity thieves. Forty-nine people were arrested. Meantime, the National Taxpayer Advocate Service has seen a 60-percent increase in identity theft cases this year alone. The ease with which scam artists can readily le electronic tax returns, the availability of prepaid debit cards for the delivery of tax refunds and the low risk that criminal penalties will be imposed have created, in many respects, the perfect crime. In response, I led legislation this fall to combat the problem. Among other things, the bill would: Make it a felony punishable by as much as ve years in federal prison and/or a ne of no less than $25,000 for using anothers Social Security number or other identiable information to le a federal tax return; Require the IRS to develop a nationwide PIN system in which identity theft victims can receive a pin number to put on their tax return; and, allow identity theft victims to opt-out of electronic ling of their federal tax returns; and, Protect Social Security numbers of deceased taxpayers by restricting public access; The bottom line is weve got to put a stop to ID thieves who rip off taxpayers and cause severe hardships for their victims. Tougher laws and better enforcement are needed to keep this problem from becoming an epidemic. Ballot, with voting on Jan. 31, 2012. The Park owners are pledging that, should the referendum pass, they will make substantial changes to their facility such as the addition of a family-friendly resort complex, which would include a 5-star restaurant, commercial space, a hotel, and a convention center. They are also pledging additional monies to the County above and beyond what they will normally pay through ad-valorem and sales taxes. The important bottom line would be the creation of approximately 1,200 new jobs and no telling how many indirect or supporting employment opportunities. As designated by State Statute, this kind of development can only happen at Ebro and it would prohibit any further operations such as the Ebro Park from being created in Washington County as well as Bay County. Washington County and Ebro would benet from being grand-fathered in as the result of this one specic piece of legislation. The Board of County Commissioners chose to recognize the job creation possibilities during these very difcult economic times and will allow Washington County voters to decide the future of limited slot machines at Ebro this coming January. ECONOMIC continued from page 1

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December 2011-January 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Eleven MEMBERSHIP REPORT A Safe Storage Buchanan Properties of NW FL, LLC City of Vernon CJS Group Inc. d.b.a. KFC Clark Insurance Services Inc. Colonial Restaurant Com fort Inn & Suites Covenant Hospice Double W. Charters Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Inc. Gulf Power Company Hard Labor Creek Plantation Hy-Temp Gas Corp. International Info Station, Inc. James White Electrical, Inc Laneys Accounting & Tax Services Metric Engineering Inc. P.A.E.C. Panama Business Machines Inc. Pippin Appraisal Services Powersouth Energy Cooperative Skins & Bubbas Family Restaurant Southeastern Survey/Mapping Corp. Spring Run Nursery & Florist Surplus & Salvage of Chipley Washington County Arts Council Washington Rehab & Nursing Center Sheila Barbee Linda Cain Cheryl McCall Lori Rudd Smokers Depot Buchanan Properties LLC Clark Insurance Services Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Laneys Accounting & Tax Services Pippin Appraisal Services TOTAL: 357 Supporting local businesses is the BEST decision you can make this holiday season and all year long! And here are some great reasons why: 1. Money spent locally stays local 2. Local businesses create local jobs 3. Local businesses are proportionately more generous to local charities, schools and community events 4. Local shops sell a wide variety of great products at affordable prices 5. Buying Local saves gas and travel time 6. Buying Local supports and retains our neighborhood business community 7. Buying Local keeps sales tax revenue in state and our county 8. Local Businesses typically employ local residents who pay local and state taxes to support our community 9. Local business entrepreneurs fuel our economic innovation and prosperity 10. Buying Local is the best way to ensure innovation, competitive prices and product choices 11. Plan a Night Out: shop and dine with friends 12. Take your family window-shopping and see what theyre wishing for 13. Avoid shipping and handling fees on catalog and Internet purchases 14. Buy gifts from your friends and business associates Spending $100 at a locally-owned business generates about $68 in local economic spending compared to $43 from spending that same $100 at a national chain. Local businesses tend to have higher payrolls and often purchase goods and services from other local vendors. Source: www.chamber101.com

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Page Twelve Washington County Business Advocate December 2011-January 2012 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 DECEMBER 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 1 11:30 am Ribbon Cutting: Smokers Depot, 1691 Main, Chipley 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association Mtg. 10:30 am Chipley Garden Club Mtg. 3 3:30 pm Chipley Christmas Parade 5 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 8 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ambassadors/Board Get Together 10 Full Cold Moon 12 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 13 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm - Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 14 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Club house 4pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 15 9am-3pm Chamber Open House672 5th St., Chipley 19 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 21 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 22-1/5 Wash. Co. Schools Closed 23-1/2 Chamber Oces Closed 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS 26 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 4 pm TDC Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 31 NEW YEARS EVE Stay Safe! JANUARY 2012 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 SMOKERS DEPOT Cigars Pipes Dip Bulk Tobacco Electronic Cigarettes 1691 Main Street Chipley 638-0007 105 E. Montana Ave. Bonifay, FL 32425 T: 850-547-4436 F: 850-547-4885 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2 6:00pm Vernon Town Council Workshop 4 10:30 am Chipley Garden Club 5 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association 5:00 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 9 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex 5:30 pm Washington County School Board Meeting 7:00 Vernon City Council Meeting Full Wolf Moon 10 12:00 (Noon) Chipley Womans Club 6:00 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6:00 pm Ebro Town Council 6:00 pm Caryville Town Council 16 Martin Luther King Day Chamber Closed 6:00 pm Vernon Town Council Workshop 17 10:30 amWausau Garden Club Noon Chamber Ambassador Mtg. 18 9 am Washington County Commission Mtg @ Annex 19 7:30 am Chamber 3rd Thursday Mtg @ Pattillos 23 4 pm TDC Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm Vernon Town Council Meeting 25 4 pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 6 pm Washington County Arts Council 30 6 pm Vernon Town Council Workshop $13,072,000. It will also, at full build-out, create 276 fulltime jobs. During the building of this project, it could be expected that over 2,000 construction jobs will be created. Many people have differ ent views on this project as well as other issues that affect the County. But, like all projects large and small, they have to be judged on their own merits. DIRECTOR continued from page 2 Please bring canned goods to the Chamber Open House on December 15 and support those in need during this holiday season.