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Publication Date: 06-02-2012
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From Staff Reports CHIPLEY The Chipley High School Class of 2012 was honored for many academic and athletic achievements at the Senior Awards program Tuesday evening at the high school auditorium. Senior Luke Hinson was on the stage often, taking home numerous scholarships and awards, including the Chipola Recognition Scholarship, TELSA Scholarship, Samford University Presidential Scholarship, Samford University Math and Science Scholarship, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Scholarship, Florida State University Freshman Scholarship and the Richardson Scholarship. The L.E. Earl Sellers Memorial Award Outstanding Athlete winners were also announced at the awards program. The Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year was Josh Myers, and senior Chelsea Carter was named the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year. The L.E. Earl Sellers Memorial Award is presented by the Washington County News each year to an outstanding young man and woman as chosen by the faculty, based on both athletic and academic performance. Graduation was held Thursday evening Volume 89, Number 14 Saturday, JUNE 2 2012 CHIPLEY The Chipley High School Class of 2012 was honored for many academic and athletic achievements at the Senior Awards program Tuesday evening at the high school auditorium. Senior Luke Hinson was on the stage often, taking home numerous scholarships and awards, including the Chipola Recognition Scholarship, TELSA Scholarship, Samford University Presidential Scholarship, Samford University Math and Science Scholarship, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Scholarship, Florida State University Freshman Scholarship and the Richardson Scholarship. Award Outstanding Athlete winners were also announced at the awards program. of the Year was Josh Myers, and senior Chelsea Carter was named the Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year. The L.E. Earl Sellers Memorial Award is presented by the Washington County News each year to an outstanding young man and woman as chosen by the faculty, based on both athletic and academic performance. Graduation was held Thursday evening Newspaper sues Vernon Lawsuit alleges violations of state Sunshine Law By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212| @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY The Washington County News led a lawsuit Thursday claiming Vernon violated Floridas Sunshine Law. The lawsuit is the result of actions taken at the April 23 Vernon City Council meeting, where the council went into executive session to discuss pending litigation and failed to reconvene to close the meeting, as required by Florida law. It was led after weeks of failed attempts to get the city, through its attorney, to respond to a public records request or even discuss it with The News or its attorney. We think its important that all Florida of cials obey the public records law, and while we would prefer government entities to respond to our requests we also think it is important for us, in our role of serving the community, to see these issues through, said Rick Martin, regional vice president of Florida Freedom. We wonder how hard it is for the general public to obtain public records if this is the response we get to our requests, and we hope that by taking actions like this lawsuit it will open the way for the people we serve to have their requests treated properly. A call to City Attorney Kerry Adkisons of ce resulted in a call back from an employee who said she had reached Adkison on the phone and, He said (to) just call him back and tell him I havent been made aware of any lawsuit against the city of Vernon right now. An offer was extended to email See NEWSPAPER A2 Bush seeks District 1 seat on Commission From Staff Reports CHIPLEY Alan T. Bush announced his candidacy for Washington County Commissioner in District 1 on Thursday. I have the education, experience, and personality to be a good County Commissioner, Bush said in a news release. I am goal-oriented and have the ability to break down problems and come up with solutions new solutions to existing problems. I was always taught never to think of only one solution. My dad told me repeatedly, Always think of at least two; otherwise you may be missing the best one. With this in mind, I will try my very best to make good decisions for Washington County. Bush is a graduate of Vernon High School, Chipola Junior College, the University of Florida (B.S. in forestry and resource conservation) and Florida State University (M.S. in civil engineering). He is a registered professional engineer and has attended extensive training through colleges, state and federal agencies in emergency management and recovery; environmental evaluation and permitting; contract management; and managerial leadership and budget management. My education gives me a balanced understanding of the need to protect the environment while recognizing the importance of well-planned development, Bush said. Please ALAN BUSH See BUSH A3 SENIOR SALUTE WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS Chipley High School seniors stand Thursday at graduation. Below, seniors who won the L.E. Earl Sellers Memorial Award for 2012 Outstanding Male and Female Athletes of the Year were Josh Myers, left, and Chelsea Carter. Chipley recognizes senior awards Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 INDEX Events ................................... A4 Arrests .................................. A5 Classi eds ............................. A6 50 www.chipleypaper.com Get your free copy now INSIDE For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF WEEKEND Washington County News Miss Firecracker Pageant today VERNON The Miss Firecracker Pageant will be at 1 p.m. today at the Vernon Community Center. The pageant is sponsored by the city as a fundraiser for the annual free reworks show that is each year on July 4 at the city sportsplex. The city needs as much participation as possible to raise funds for reworks. Categories include Baby Miss, Toddler Miss, Tiny Tot, Future Little Miss, Little Miss, Young Miss, Pre-Teen, Teen Miss, Junior Miss, Miss Firecracker, Jr. Ms. Firecracker, Sr. Ms. Firecracker, Miss Patriotic and Miss Independence. Pageant attire is formal and all contestants under the age of 10 will receive a small crown. There will be a queen, rst and second runner-up for each age group. Children who hold a title from last year will have to move up to the next group of competition. For registration forms or questions, See SENIOR A2 See BRIEF A2 Of cers, recruits participate in torch run | A3 And Mobile Too! Connect With Us 24/7

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Chipley High School. Summa Cum Laude graduates were Kacey Aukema, Sufyan Binmahfooz, Ashley Canter, Tyler Crutch eld, Cameron Dozier, Courtney Hall, Lauren Hall, Mattea Harbour, Luke Hinson, George Hoffman, Jesse Kneiss, Dylan Lawson, Lacey Mead, Jaclyn Morris, Josh Myers, Jordan Nedeau, Tyler Oliver, Cameron Owens, Michael Pritchard, Cozetta Register, Dre Rodriguez, Meredith Saunders, Taylor Smelcer, Tori Taylor, Faith Tice and Kyndall Whitson. Magna Cum Laude Graduates included Austin Bass, Brianna Clark, Victoria Crawford, Olivia Guettler, Brianna Jones, Cody Kriser, Sarah Mastison and Matthew Weisensale. National Honor Society senior members are Kacey Aukema, Tyler Crutch eld, Lauren Hall, Courtney Hall, Luke Hinson, Jesse Kneiss, Dylan Lawson, Cozetta Register, Meredith Saunders, Taylor Smelcer and Kyndall Whitson. Other seniors honored at the Tuesday awards program included: Chipola Recognition Scholarship: Luke Hinson Community South Credit Union presented by J. Paige: Meredith Saunders and Hadley Harris Washington County Scholarship Trust: Kendall Alderman, Allison Ates, Tyler Crutch eld, Olivia Guettler, Mattea Harbour, Hadley Harris, Dylan Lawson, Jaclyn Morris, Shiloh Mosier, Tyler Oliver, Cameron Owens, Meredith Saunders, Ryan Sikora, Matthew Weisensale, Kyndall Whitson Les Jolie Dames Scholarship: Tyler Oliver West Point Home Scholarship: Jesse Kneiss Cattlemans Association Scholarship: Michael Fischer Washington County Education Association Scholarship: Kyndall Whitson Take Stock in Children: Cody Daniels, Mattea Harbour, Briana Jackson, Brianna Jones, Sarah Mastison, Tyler Oliver Washington County Chamber of Commerce presented by P. Pippin: Cozetta Register GAC Contractors Award: Shelby Joiner Kiwanis Club: Lacey Mead, Holley Cutts Earl Sellers Award: Josh Myers, Chelsea Carter Washington-Holmes Technical Center: Brianna Clark, Jeffrey Martin, Kristi Cleveland Morrell, Cozetta Register, Ronnie Tolbert, Jessica Tummenelle Early Childhood Professional Certi cate: Savannah Waddell American Legion Award: Zachary Chase, Mickayla Boname Military Recognition: Mickayla Boname, Zachary Chase, Quintin Goynes M.R. Coggin Scholarship: Olivia Guettler Gulf Coast Performing Arts Scholarship: Kyndall Whitson Richardson Scholarship: Luke Hinson TELSA Scholarship: Luke Hinson Samford University Presidential Scholarship: Luke Hinson Samford University Math and Science Scholarship: Luke Hinson Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Scholarship: Janae Ritter Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Scholarship: Luke Hinson ToccoaFalls College Grant and Scholarship: Hadley Harris Florida State University Freshman Scholarship: Luke Hinson and Michael Pritchard The Holiday Express MVP: Alex Hamilton Florida Dairy Farmers Sports Award: Alex Hamilton The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Award: Alex Hamilton The 2011-2012 Leeroy Selmons Mens 1A Player of the Year Award: Alex Hamilton Thomas University Athletic Scholarship: Chelsea Carter Washington County Arts Council Scholarship: Kyndall Whitson National Honor Society Scholarship: Meredith Saunders Seniors on the Bible Club Leadership Team: Kacey Aukema, Austin Bass, Luke Hinson, Jesse Kneiss, Dylan Lawson, Jaclyn Morris, Cameron Owens, Michael Pritchard, Mallary Rowell, Kyndall Whitson Journalism Seniors: Kacey Aukema, Olivia Guettler, Mattea Harbour, Paige Harrell, Nikki Stoker, Kyndall Whitson Theatre Department Recognition: Austin Bass, Luke Hinson, Matt Kennison, Dylan Lawson, Jaclyn Morris, Josh Myers, Meredith Saunders, Kyndall Whitson Juniorettes Recognized: Kayla Cook, Paige Harrell, Meredith Saunders, Kyndall Whitson Future Business Leaders of America: Josh Myers Seniors Recognized for Service: Mickayla Boname and Keith Yeomans Seniors Recognized forCitizenship: Tyler Crutch eld and Cozetta Register Seniors Recognized for School Spirit: Olivia Guettler and Dylan Lawson. NOTICE OF QUALIFYING FOR THE CITY OF CHIPLEY GENERAL ELECTION AND REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSING On Tuesday, August, 7, 2012, a General Election will be held for the City of Chipley at Chipley City Hall, 1442 Jackson Avenue. Term of Council Member Ward 1, Council Member Ward 4 and Council Mem City Clerk at Chipley City Hall during the above stated time period. The Voter Registration books will close on July 9, 2012. All city residents within the city limits of Chipley, who are registered to vote by July 9, 2012, are eligible to vote in this election regardless of where you live in the city. City elections are non-partisan and does not apply. Please contact Patrice Yates, Asst. City Administrator/City Clerk information regarding the upcoming city election. POLITICAL CA MP AI GN PRI N TI NG Get the message out with MEET THE CANDIDATE BBQ FOR JOHN SMITH FULL COLOR POSTCARDS ELECT JOAN FULLER FOR COUNT Y S EAT GLOSS Y FULL COLOR RACK CARDS GLOSS Y FULL COLOR DOOR HANGERS WE PRINT MORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS CALL KIM FOR FREE QUOTE 638-0212 posters yers business forms all types brochures newsletters postcards letterheads envelopes labels posters tickets yers rubber stamps specialty items and more STOCK DESIGN PADDLE FANS a copy of the lawsuit to Adkisons of ce, but the employee said she could not get Adkison back on the phone and could not give out any information for the lawsuit to be sent via e-mail. The lawsuit seeks the release of the transcript of the executive session, which according to Floridas Sunshine Law and Freedom Communications First Amendment attorney John Bussian, should be made public since the meeting was improperly conducted. Transparency in government activity is critical to maintaining citizens trust of its elected of cials and providing checks and balance against possible abuse and corruption, said Nicole Bare eld, publisher of the Washington County News. When laws governing access to public records are willfully disregarded or ignored, a citizenry rightly questions the intent of its elected representatives as acting on their best behalf. This is one of those situations, and the Washington County News is obligated to ensure this city council is not only operating in the Sunshine, but providing access to information the public is entitled to receive. Vernon City Council members and Adkison went into executive session April 23, saying they were discussing pending litigation. State law requires that when attorneys meet with public bodies to discuss litigation in executive session, certain steps must be taken, including having a certi ed court reporter on hand to transcribe the private meeting and reconvening after the session, according to the lawsuit. Instead, journalists at the council meeting were told the meeting was over and they should leave. The News questioned this and pointed out the apparently conict with the Sunshine Law and was told by Adkison that the meeting was over and the council would not be reconvening. Defendants refusal to reconvene the council meeting at the conclusion of the closed session, le the transcript of the minutes of the closed session and promptly disclose the public records sought by Plaintiff is directly contrary to the language chosen by and the intent of the Florida Legislature in enacting the Sunshine Law and the Public Records Law, the lawsuit states. The lawsuit also asks the court to declare the transcript of the closed session a public record within the meaning of the Public Records Act and that the transcript be released to the public. No hearing date has been set. From Staff Reports TALLAHASSEE Chipley City Councilman William Roger Sloans ethics complaint has been scheduled for a nal action hearing June 15 by the State Commission on Ethics. The Commission on Ethics found in March probable cause to believe Sloan misused his position to retaliate, or threaten to retaliate, against Chipley city employees, according to a news release from the commission. However, the commission, which met March 30 in Tallahassee in closed session, found no probable cause to believe he misused his position to intimidate a city employee who was scheduled to give testimony in his criminal case because at the time of his alleged actions he had not yet been sworn into of ce, the release stated. The June meeting agenda has four complaints to consider for nal action stipulation. In addition to Sloans complaint, the commission will consider complaints concerning City Attorney Gerald Buhr of Odessa, City Commissioner James Flynt of Bunnell and Mayor Alvin Brown of Jacksonville. Chipley Farmers Market open for season From Staff Reports CHIPLEY Chipley Farmers Market Fresh Produce From Local Farmers, is open for the spring and summer season beginning May at the train depot. The Market will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The market is at 685 Seventh St. between U.S. Highway 90 and the Amtrak station and behind the Historical Society The Farmers Market also is looking for additional vendors. If interested, call Wade Jackson, market manager, at 638-4749. For further information and to obtain a free growers permit, call the Washington County Extension Service at 638-6180. Ethics panel to consider Sloan complaint June 15 NEWSPAPER from page A1 SENIOR from page A1 call the Vernon City Hall at 535-2444 or Pageant Director Laura Brewer at 535-2074 after 5:30 p.m. Glisson Family Bene t today BONIFAY Bascom United Methodist Church will be holding a bene t for the Glisson Family from 3-6 p.m. today. They will be have pork sandwiches the plate will also include baked beans, cole slaw, cake and a drink. The cost of the plate will be a $6 donation. The church is at 4942 Basswood Road in Bascom. Summer reading list announced for Vernon High School VERNON Vernon High School has released the summer reading list for students entering grades 9-12. A limited number of each title is available in the front of ce at the high school for check-out. Written assignments will be handed out in English classes before exams. Extra copies will be available in the front of ce over the summer. Freshmen must read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd or Animal Farm by George Orwell. Sophomores must read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Juniors must read The Old Man and the Sea by Earnest Hemingway, and the seniors must read Night by Elie Wiesel. Bonifay Bulldogs to host New Orleans Saints BONIFAY The Bonifay Bulldogs will be hosting The Saints Experience with special guests the New Orleans Saints for a junior football camp June 25-29. All children must be between the ages of 5 and 13 years old. An NFL punt, pass and kick event will be June 30 at Family Fun Day. The cost for camp is $100 per child and includes lunch everyday and a camp T-shirt. The camp will be at Memorial Field in Bonifay. Payment plans are available and a $10 discount for any child whos parent volunteers at the camp. For more information, call Toyna Smith at 347-804-0757 or Andrea Fuller at 768-2142, you also may email us at bonifaybulldogs@yahoo.com. BRIEF from page A1 WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS Summa Cum Laude graduates share a light moment during Tuesdays Senior Awards program. Summa Cum Laude seniors were Kacey Aukema, Sufyan Binmahfooz, Ashley Canter, Tyler Crutch eld, Cameron Dozier, Courtney Hall, Lauren Hall, Mattea Harbour, Luke Hinson, George Hoffman, Jesse Kneiss, Dylan Lawson, Lacey Mead, Jaclyn Morris, Josh Myers, Jordan Nedeau, Tyler Oliver, Cameron Owens, Michael Pritchard, Cozetta Register, Dre Rodriguez, Meredith Saunders, Taylor Smelcer, Tori Taylor, Faith Tice and Kyndall Whitson.

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Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, June 2, 2012 note that I am a strong advocate of individual and property owner rights. Bush said he has about 26 years of experience with the state Department of Trans portation, the past 17 years of which were in Roadway and Bridge Maintenance. I was responsible for administering the highway and bridge maintenance and trafc operations pro grams for 16 counties with an annual operations bud get of approximately $26 million and an annual con tractual budget of approxi mately $70 million, he said. I also served as Dis trict emergency manager and directed the operation of the Emergency Manage ment Center, managing the response of manpower, ma terials, and equipment for over 20 emergency events throughout Florida, includ ing oods, hurricanes, wild res, and interstate and of ce closures. In part because I am the father of a 10-year-old daughter, being active in my community is very im portant to me, and I have served on the nance com mittee and as treasurer for my church and many of the clubs of which I have been a member, Bush said. In addition, I served as chair man of the board for Com munity South Credit Union and have always known the importance of staying with in budget. I know the coun tys increased budget woes need to be solved by some means other than a reli ance on property taxes. Bush said he is person able and have a very di verse skill set. Although I am an inde pendent thinker who has never been afraid to speak up for what I believe in, I nevertheless have the abili ty to build relationships and develop the rapport neces sary to make positive things happen, Bush said. End ing the dissension that ex ists between the board and the county employees is of paramount importance. I can make a workforce more efcient, but at the same time I realize how essential it is to recognize good em ployees. Loyalty works both ways up and down. I dont know all of the countys problems or all of the solutions, but I promise you that I will, with your sup port and ideas, work hard to research the problems, for mulate solutions, and bring about positive change that is in the best interest of all Washington County resi dents, Bush said. When you get ready to vote, remember that you are the boss, selecting the em ployee best qualied to man age your company (Wash ington County), he added. Northwest Florida Community Hospital We Treat You Like Family better than Please join us in welcoming Dr. Taing to our community. Call 850-415-8185 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Taing Call Dr. Taing for treatment of: Family medicine Non-surgical orthopedic injuries, such as fractures and sprains Casting and splinting Joint and muscle treatment Steroid injections Rotator cuff syndrome Carpal tunnel pain Tennis elbow, bursitis, synovitis, plantar fascitis If you r equire specialized care for any of these symptoms, Dr. Taing will coordinate treatment with your family physician. Northwest Florida Community Hospital 1360 Brickyard Road Chipley, Florida www.nfch.org David Taing, MD Family Medicine and Sports Medicine If you are searching for a family primary care doctor for you and your family, Dr. Taing is now accepting new patients. The experienced and personalized care you deserve is always close to home. Call today to schedule your appointment. 415-8185 Sowell Tractor Co., Inc. 2841 Hwy. 77 North, Panama City 763-5441 Toll Free: 866-448-9899 www.sowelltractorco.com We Trade for Anything That Dont Eat! Financing Arranged (WAC) EVERYTHING YOU VALUE 0% Financing Available Only On Kabota Equiptment. WAC See dealer for details. Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) 30, 2013, at Ofcers, recruits participate in torch run Special to the News CHIPLEY Recruits from the Public Safety Program at the Washington Holm es Technical Center recently participated in the annual Special Olympic Law En forcement Torch Run. On April 3 the statewide Special Olym pic Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through Washington County. The an nual event raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics. The event was coordinated locally by the North West Florida Reception Center, and a reception was sponsored at the end of the run by PeoplesSouth Bank. There were runners from numerous agencies including NWFRC, Probation and Parole, Washington County Sheriffs Ofce and recruits from the Public Safety Program at the Technical Center. This was the rst year that the law enforcement and correc tional ofcer recruits from the Technical Center participated in the event. Superintendant Dr. Sandra Cook was on hand to show her support for the event and participated in the ceremonial lighting of the torch before the run. The event was escorted by the Chipley Police Depart ment and the Washington County Sheriffs Ofce. The run began at the courthouse and ended at PeoplesSouth Bank near Walmart. The Public Safety Programs currently offer open enrollment in corrections, law enforcement and cross over to law en forcement. All programs are offered both full and part time. For more information, stop by the Technical Center or call Brandi Curry at 638-1180 ext. 361. S PECI A L TO T HE N E W S Recruits from the Public Safety Program at the Washington Holmes Technical Center recently participated in the annual Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run on April 3. Therun raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics. The event was coordinated locally by the North West Florida Reception Center and a reception was sponsored at the end of the run by PeoplesSouth Bank. BUSH from page A1

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Opinion A4 | Washington County News POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USPS 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 Nicole P. Bare eld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@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 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 veri cation 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. Saturday, June 2, 2012 Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant CHIPLEY The 56th annual Panhandle Watermelon Pageant will be held at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley at 6:30 p.m. June 8 and at 6:30 p.m. June 9. Door admission is $5 per adult, admission is free to children 3 years of age and younger. For more information call Teresa Bush at 850-263-4744 or 850-263-3072 or Sherry Saunders at 850-263-3554. New Hope Non-Partisan Political Rally NEW HOPE The New Hope Watch and Fire Department will host 2012 Catalpa Festival, a non-partisan political rally and cookout, on Saturday, June 9. We will serve sh and chicken plates for a $6 donation from 2-5 p.m. The guest speaking will be from 5-7 p.m. and we will also announce the winners of the silent cake auction during this time. The location is 179A at Highway 2. Owens-McFatter Reunion Set VERNON The annual OwensMcFatter cousin reunion will be at 11 a.m. June 9 in the Bonnett Pond Church Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 2880 Bonnett Pond Road between Wausau and Vernon. New Hope Non-Partisan Political Rally NEW HOPE The New Hope Watch and Fire Department will host 2012 Catalpa Festival, a non-partisan political rally and cookout, on Saturday, June 9. We will serve sh and chicken plates for a $6 donation from 2-5 p.m. The guest speaking will be from 5-7 p.m. and we will also announce the winners of the silent cake auction during this time. The location is 179A at Highway 2. Library to hold rst adult summer read program CHIPLEY The Washington County Public Library will hold their rst Adult Summer Read Program Between the Covers starting on June 12 and running through July. Events will be held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Come on June 12 to register and stay for the program to discuss the best romance reads and watch a classic romance movie. The rst 25 to register at the event will receive a goodie bag. Special to the News CHIPLEY A caregiver support group will be held on the third Thursday of each month beginning June 21 at the First Presbyterian Church of Chipley. This support group is for anyone who is a caregiver for a loved one. These support groups empower caregivers with knowledge and informational resources that will be helpful in their caregiving responsibilities. Please come and join other caregivers who share the same experiences as you. We meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. All of our services are free of charge. This support group is sponsored by the Alzheimers Project in Tallahassee. If you would like to bring the loved one of whom you are caregiving (Alzheimers clients only), please call the number listed below. For more information, questions or comments, please contact Recie Culpepper at 386-2778 or 566-2553. Youth revival slated CHIPLEY The Church of God of Prophecy will be holding a Break Free Youth Revival at 7 p.m. today. The guest speaker will be Sister Marie Cook. Leonia Baptist Church plans homecoming services Leonia Baptist Church will hold Homecoming Services beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church will be celebrating 123 years. There will be no Sunday School. Brother Uvonne will be bringing the message, and the Staffords will be bringing special music. Victory Tabernacle to hold Bluegrass Gospel Sing HARTFORD, ALA. Victory Tabernacle Church of Hartford, Ala., will be hosting a Bluegrass Gospel Sing starting at 6 p.m. today. Special guests will be the Jenkins Family and Straight and Narrow. For more information or directions to the church call 334-588-2838. Gods Power Art Day Camp The Chipley First Presbyterian Church is proud to announce Gods Power, an art day camp, Bible School 2012. The day camp will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. from Aug. 6-10. Enrollment is limited to 20 students in grades 3-8. Students must preregister on or before July 15. Registration forms are available in the church of ce and at chipley1stpres.org. For more information or you have questions email the Art Camp director at wvanl@bellsouth.net. Atlantic Childrens Chorale to perform at St. Lukes MARIANNA St. Lukes Episcopal Church will welcome the Atlantic Childrens Chorale TWENTY VOICES from Vero Beach as part of their Fine Arts Series at 6 p.m. on June 17. For more information call 482-2431. Victory Tabernacle to hold ladies revival conference HARTFORD, ALA. Victory Tabernacle Church of Hartford, Ala., will hold a Ladies Revival Conference, at 7 p.m. nightly from June 21-23. The special guest speaker will be Sister Crissy Baxley from Noma Assembly of God. For more information or directions to the church call 334-588-2838. Second Friday Night Sing Lakeview United Methodist Church on Pate Pond Road will be holding their second Friday Night Sing, featuring Scott Fowler, at 6:30 p.m. June 8. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 547-3231. Caregiver support group begins Someone recently asked me a question. Although the question was deliberately posed with the intent of challenging my beliefs, I thought it was interesting nonetheless. Any question that makes me think is a good one. Heres the question: What can you possibly get from religious services that you cant get from the Internet? The question was being asked by an atheist, who has no use for religious belief. In his opinion, the Internet is in nitely more productive than religion ever will be. He pointed out that even if one is religious, the sacred texts of nearly every imaginable religion are online. Theres no need to hear someone read the Bible aloud when the entire text is available for free on the Internet. If its prayers you want, there are thousands of them posted online. So why bother attending services at all? The question is more complex than it might seem on the surface. Its not merely a simple query about religion. Its also about modern society. In a setting where one can get instant grati cation online, it might seem that going to a house of worship is, indeed, irrelevant. Ill be the rst to admit that the Internet changed my life from a religious as well as a secular standpoint. Ive been able to access rare documents, take academic courses, read countless articles, have discussions with people worldwide and engage in forums and roundtable discussions, all without leaving the computer. But, to answer the question, I think one obvious thing lacking in an online environment is human contact. Regardless of how emotionally invested one is in an online discussion, its simply no substitute for reallife interaction. Are there online churches? Yes. Quite a few churches broadcast their sermons on television, radio and the Internet. One can drop in on a church service without even getting out of bed. Naturally, this is great news for shut-ins or those who suffer from social anxiety. But watching or listening to a broadcasted service isnt the same as actually being there. Direct experience isnt generally found online. Theres something special about interacting with others, particularly during religious services. Theres a sense of comfort in being with those who share your beliefs. When I visit a service in person, Im having a rsthand experience. I can shake someones hand, hear people present lessons, sing, pray and engage in communal rituals. In Christian services that rely upon the Eucharist (Holy Communion), there is simply no online parallel to that experience. I recently watched broadcasted footage of a Coptic Christian ritual online, as well as saw a clip of people dancing while observing Pagan rites in Europe. Its fascinating to see the practices of different religious traditions, but I cant claim that I was actually there for either of those events. Sure, I saw them online. But since I wasnt directly involved, Im merely an observer, not a participant. Ive taken part in many online discussions and telephone interviews, but Ive also done enough live panel discussions and interviews to know that the entire dynamic changes when youre face-to-face with an interviewer and/or a studio audience. There is also a dramatic change experienced by religious practitioners when they feel theyre face-to-face not only with fellow members of their religion but with God. Ive attended many services where I felt something very special and inexplicable, a transcendent feeling beyond words. Ive watched plenty of religious events online and on TV and have yet to feel the spark of spiritual awareness during a broadcast that Ive encountered during live services. Its not enough to wander through life relying on other peoples experiences. There comes a moment when you stop watching football on TV and pick up the ball yourself. Theres a time to stop being a food critic and actually learn to cook. Until youve had a certain experience, its dif cult, if not impossible, to discuss it in any authoritative way. People can make all the speculations they like, but until theyve had direct experience, its all second-hand information and guesswork. Some things, religion included, must be experienced directly in order to be understood. I watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II online. Ive seen it, in the sense that Ive viewed archival footage of it. But I cant claim that I experienced the grandeur of being there in person, because I wasnt. In fact, wasnt even born yet when that happened. Im glad the event was recorded and has been made available to the public, but its no replacement for the actual historical event. A broadcasted religious service isnt intended to be a substitute for the real thing, either. Im all for modern technology. As broadcasts continue to increase in both quantity and quality, I can feel as if Im involved in events in other parts of the world, but Im not. During the riots in Egypt, I could sympathize but not half as much as if Id been caught in the middle of it. I exchanged messages online with someone who was there. But the fact remains that I didnt experience it for myself. Likewise, someone whos not at a religious service might be able to tell you what it was like on TV or online, but they cant tell you what it was like as a spiritual experience. You were either there or you werent. So, back to the question: What can you possibly get from religious services that you cant get from the Internet? Participation, fellowship, human contact, divine interaction and direct knowledge that youll never fully grasp until you walk away from the computer or TV set and experience it for yourself. SHANNON SEYLER Faithfully Yours Faith BRIEFS Community BRIEFS Reality reaps more spiritual bene ts than Internet See COMMUNITY A5 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 2012, 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. PUBLIC NOTICE There will be a MSBU Advisory Committee meet ing June 14, 2012 at 6:00p.m. at the Community Building in Sunny Hills. The Board of County Commissioners will ac commodate handicapped and disabled persons who wish to attend this meet ing. Contact the BOCC 638-6200, at least 48 hours before the meeting date to make arrangements.

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Local Washington County News | A5 Saturday, June 2, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Saturday, June 2, 2012 Washington County News | A5 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Curtis A or Julia F Parker, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 932 Year of Issuance 2006 Parcel Number: 00-4681-0003 Description of Property: Beginning at the Northeast corner of the NE of the SE of Section 34, Township 3 North, Range 15 West, and running South 300 feet, thence West 200 feet, thence North 300 feet, thence East 200 feet to the Point of Beginning, and being a part of the NE of the SE of Section 34, Township 3 North, Range 15 West, Washington County, Florida Together with one 1968 Mobile Home-12x60, ID #8249 Name in which Assessed: Lemuel R Suggs Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 7th, day of May, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Frances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on June 27, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for May $3375.88 Amount to Redeem for June $3424.31 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News May 12, May 19, May 26, and June 2, 2012. 02-3136 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 3/14/2012, 11:00am at 1128 ROLAND FOWLER DRIVE CHIPLEY, FL 32428-0858, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC/ reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids 1FTJX35G4RKA37853 1994 FORD As published in the Washington County News June 2, 2012 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Curtis A or Julia F Parker, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:Certificate Number 71 Year of Issuance 2006 Description of Property: Commence at the NW corner of the NE of the SW Section 32, T-3-N, R-12-W, Washington County, Florida; thence N-883146-E, 1639.68 feet; thence S-11237-E, 628.55 feet;thence S-883146W, 50.00 feet to the point on cul-da-sac and the Point of Beginning; thence Southerly and Easterly around cul-da-sac, having a radius of 50.00 feet, through a central angle of 525140, and arc distance of 46.13 feet; thence S-11237-E, 235.00 feet; thence S-883146-W, 490.00 feet;thence N-11237-W, 275.00 feet;thence N-883146-E, 470 feet to the Point of Beginning and containing 3.05 acres, more or less. Being parcel #35 of an unrecorded plat. Parcel Number: 00-0147-0034Name in which Assessed: Albert & Silvia Rode, JrSaid property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM.Dated this 7 th day of May, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Frances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on June 27, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221.Amount to Redeem for May $2,586.72Amount to Redeem for June $2,623.92IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTEDCashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News May 12, 19,26, June 2, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Curtis A or Julia F Parker, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 447 Year of Issuance 2006 Parcel Number: 00-2699-0000 Description of Property: Lot 13 in Block A in the Hagerman Addition to the Town of Chipley, FL. Said lot being situate in the Sec. 33, Township 5 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, FL. Name in which Assessed: Michael Lee and Ann C. Morgan Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 7 th day of May, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Frances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on June 27, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for May $2,512.53 Amount to Redeem for June $2,548.72 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News May 12, May 19, May 26, and June 2, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2102 Year of Issuance 2009 Description of Property: Lot 9, Block 125 of Sunny Hills Unit One Parcel Number: 01-0125-0009 Name in which Assessed: Helen Kalinowski Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 7 th day of May, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Frances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on June 27, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for May $2,259.11 Amount to Redeem for June $2,291.64 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News May 12, May 19, May 26, and June 2, 2012. COLOR SELLS! Get Your Classified Ad in color! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 Publishers 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. 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Advertising Networks of Florida(866)742.1373 If you like to play BINGO but cant handle the smoke, come join us folks & maybe have dinner. Acrossfrom Wal-Mart St. Joseph Catholic Church. Every Tuesdays. Open 5pm, games start at 6:25pm Adopt: Adoring Family, Veterinarian Doctor, LOVE awaits baby. Susan *800552-0045* FLBar42311 Expenses Paid* AUCTION LARGE FARM AND CONSTRUCTION DATE: Saturday June 16, 2012 8:00AM LOCATION: 5529 Hwy231 North Campbellton Fl 32426 (2) Local Farm Dispersals, (3) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Depts, city and county surplus, plus consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC # AB2766 850-263-0473 Office 850-258-7652 Chad Mason 850-849-0792 Gerald Mason www.masonauction.com AUCTION Panhandle / Pawn & Gun 2545 Commercial Park Dr. (East-Hwy 90) Marianna, Fl 32448 June 9, 2012 9:00 AM CST 500 plus items For more information Bradley Clark AE-433 850-718-6510 John Stanley AU-044/AB491 850-594-5200 10% Buyer Premium GIGANTIC AUCTION, June 6-7, 2012, 3475 Ashley Rd., Montgomery, Alabama. Crawler tractors & loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulating dumps, roll-offs and truck-tractors, motor scrapers & graders, loader backhoes, wheel loaders, forklifts, trenchers, skid steers, paving & compaction, rollers, tri-tandem & single axle dumps, lowboys, skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders & trailers, farm tractors, travel trailers. Over 600 Items will be sold! For details visit: www.jmwood.com. J.M. Wood Auction Co., Inc. (334) 264-3265. Bryant Wood Al lic #1137 B&B Furniture 1342 North RR Avenue, Chipley. We pay cash for clean, quality furniture. and some appliances 850-557-0211 or 850-415-6866. Ask for Pasco or Carolyn Big Yard Sale Saturday-6/2/12, 7:00a.m. Orange Hill Rd. Chipley. Games, clothes-size 6/8, household items, books, lawn mower, wheel barrow, tools. Chipley 776 1st St. Chipley, FL. Corner of Forrest Avenue and 1st St. (by Kate Elementary). June 2nd, 8:00 -1:00. Large items for sale: Weight bench, 61 Samsung TV, Entertainment center, King Size bed, Newborn-3T girls clothes, Mens and womens clothing, much more! Text FL11491 to 56654 ESTATE SALE 658 Rays Place Chipley. Lots & lots of great stuff. Saturday June 2, 2012 8 Until. ESTATE SALE House, furniture, patio, refrigerator, & much more. Final Estate Sale! 2340 Deadening Rd Sunny Hills. 850-348-8963 Huge Moving Sale Sat June 2 &3, 8-2. Household items, tools, nascar collectible, clothes, some furniture, little of everything all MUST GO!. 912 Carol Court Chipley June 1 & 2 1273 South Blvd., Chipley, 8a.m.-til. Misc. items from moving sale, 55 gal. fish tank, furniture. LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big Flea Market, but yard sale prices. Friday & Saturday June 1 & 2 8:00AM-5:00PM. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, AL. Near Courthouse. Saturday, June 2, 8a.m-3p.m. 1515 S. Hwy. 79, Bonifay, Fl. Sale will on porch! Household, glassware, miscellaneous. Sunny Hills: 2102 Preston Circle. June 1st & 2nd, 8am Until ??? Rain or Shine!!! Moving Sale In House Sale Furniture, Pots & Pans, Yard Tools, Numerous other items. GainerBlueberryFarm Open Thur.Fri. Sat 7 to 7 Sun. 1 to 6 ClosedMon.Tues. Wed. U-Pick $9/gal We pick $22/gal.Pre-Pick orders need to be placed in advance. 9 \miles S on Orange Hill Rd. Chipley. Gainerblueberryfarm.com 638-1335 258-4180 Air Conditioning Repair. Licenses, reference, FREE testing. Call Shawn at 535-0261 or 535-4121 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 STOP GNAT & MOSQUITO BITES! Buy Swamp Gator All Natural Insect Repellant, Family Safe, Use Head to Toe. Available at Ace Hardware, The Home Depot & HomeDepot.com Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 It Pays to Own Orange $0 Down & 0 % A.P.R. Financing for 60 Months* or Valuable Customer Instant Rebates** Kubota Tractor Corporation, 2012 Smart Engineering Reliable Long-lasting Value Kubota already sets the bar for well-engineered, high-performance compact tractors. Now were setting a money saving standard, too. For a limited time, you can save big on your next Kubota quality equipment that works hard for you todayand holds its value tomorrow. www.KubotaRewards.com L3800 MX5100 Let your authorized dealer show you how rewarding it is to own a Kubota. Offers end June 30, 2012. Arrest REPORTS Police arrest woman on Memorial Day From Staff Reports CHIPLEY A Bonifay woman was arrested Memorial Day on charges of shoplifting by Chipley police, according to a report. Theresa M. Davidson, 36, of Bonifay was charged with theft (retail) and booked into the county jail, according to police. On May 28, at approximately 4:25 a.m., ofcers were called to the Walmart Supercenter in reference to an alleged shoplifter. Ofcers talked to store personnel and were told a woman had placed several items in her purse and left the store without paying for the items. Total amount of stolen property recovered from the womans purse was over $150, according to the police report. Man arrested on drug charges: Police say man threw away drugs after stop From Staff Reports CHIPLEY A Chipley man was arrested on drug charges following a trafc stop on May 25, according to a police report. Jeffery B. Driggers, 33, of Chipley was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of cocaine and booked into the county jail. Chipley Police ofcers stopped a Ford pickup just off U.S. 90 at 5:46 p.m. May 25, when the ofcer saw the driver throw something as he was stepping out of the truck, according to the report. Ofcers retrieved the thrown items only to discover that it was several pills, which are a controlled substance. A search of the drivers truck also found him to be in possession of cocaine, according to police. COMMUNITY from page A4 Refreshments will be served. If you cant make it to the events, dont worry. Just register and start reading. Drawings will be held at the end of June and July. You may win a Kindle or a $75 Barnes and Noble gift card. For more information or to pre-register for the program please call Renae at 638-1314 or email requests@wcpl.com. Library Presents It Pays to Read 2012 CHIPLEY The Washington County Public Library will be holding Dream Big, their 2012 It Pays to Read summer reading program for Washington County Students. Programs will be held at the Chipley Library beginning on Thursday June 7. Programs will be held starting at 10:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. For the Country Oaks Branch programs will start on July 12 at 10:30 a.m. and the Sunny Hills programs will be at 2 p.m. for older students. To have your name entered in the drawing you must attend Thursday programs. It Pays to Read store is open to all Washington County students. For more information call 638-1314. Lunch and Learn BONIFAY A Lunch and Learn will be at 12:30 p.m. June 21 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in the Regency Dining Room. Please RSVP to Rachael Locke at 547-9289 by June 14. THERESA M. DA VIDSON JEFFERY B. DRIGGERS

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A6| Washington County News Saturday, June 2, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS Sales/Business DevInteractive Sales ManagerAre you passionate about providing the best media solutions to your customers? Florida’s Freedom Interactive Newspapers, is seeking a hands-on Interactive Sales Manager with a track record of driving revenue in multiplatform environments. You will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and developing your sales team with the goal of aggressively increasing revenue. Included within your sphere of responsibility are the following: Developing new revenue streams, setting sales goals, field coaching and managing sales performance -making this a very “hands on” leadership role. The Interactive Sales Manager will foster an attitude of exceptional customer service and provide motivation, leadership and fresh ideas to the selling process. Position Requirements: Proven sales experience in digital products Experience developing and leading a high performing sales team Vision and passion to drive growth in interactive sales Strong analytical ability to budget forecast and effectively utilize market research The successful candidate will lead cross-selling efforts in print and digital solutions and must possess a demonstrated expertise with the Internet. A college degree in advertising or marketing is preferred but not required. Sales Experience and previous media management experience is preferred. Florida Freedom offers an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave. This role offers a chance to live and work along Florida’s Emerald Coast encompassing 24 miles of pristine white-sand beaches stretching along the Gulf of Mexico. If this sounds like the right mix of challenge and opportunity, please e-mail your resume or contact me at either of the following addresses: E-Mail: sfeith@notes.freedom.com http://www.facebook.com/#!/skfeith http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1999909&trk =tab_pro https://twitter.com/#!/skfeith For more information about our organization please go to: freedom.com/careers Web ID#: 34211062 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. Earn Extra Income: Looking for working people who already have a job who want to make an extra $1000/mth.Please call 850-326-3554 Help Needed For Adults & Teens. For info call 850-638-1858. Leave name and number HELP WANTED! Immediate Opening for a technician, no experience necessary, will train. Apply at Chipley Physical Therapy or fax resumes to 850-415-1967 CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following full-time positions: Biology Instructor English Instructor Groundskeeper Information Technology Instructor Law Enforcement Coordinator/ Rangemaster Mathematics Instructor Music Instructor Nursing Instructor Minimum qualifications and job duties are available at www.chipola.edu/personnel/jobs. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at pippenw@chipola.edu or at (850)718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Medical Accepting resumes for a Dental assistant 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, 1410 A Brickyard Rd. Chipley, Fl. or 110 E. North Avenue, Bonifay, Fl. Temporary laborers for fence project near Bonifay. Must be able to lift at least 75 lbs., have basic carpentry skills and have reliable transportation. Valid ID required. Job will start mid-June and should last 3 to 4 months. Equal Opportunity Employer. (912)270-5123. Apply Now, 12 Drivers Needed Top 5% Pay 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com/driv e DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Become a driver for Schneider National! Earn $750 per week! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready in just 3 weeks! (888)368-1964 Drivers -HIRING EXPERIENCED/INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Great Benefits and Pay! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: (877)882-6537 www. OakleyTransport.com Drivers -Refrigerated and Dry Van Freight. Great pay! Quarterly Safety Bonus! Part and full-time lanes. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com Drivers-Class A Flatbed -$-Home Weekends, Run Southeast US, Requires 1 Yr OTR Flatbed experience, & Pay UP TO .39¢/mile Call (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, LLC EXPERIENCED OTR FLATBED DRIVERS earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Vets welcome. Call: (843)266-3731 / bulldoghiway.com EOE MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No Experience needed! Job Training & Local Placement assistance. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 NEW TO TRUCKING? Your new career starts now! $0 Tuition Cost No Credit Check Great Pay & Benefits Short employment commitment required Call (866)297-8916 www.joinCRST.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www. CenturaOnline.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse for rent. No pets. Deposit, references required. 843 8th St, Chipley. 638-1918 Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay Studio & 2 bedroom units $350-450/mo. City utilities included. (850)557-7732 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. 2BD/1BA House 901 Main St Chipley. $575 mth. Security depo $575. Available 5/10. Call 850-271-9973. For Lease/Rent. 3BR/2BA brick home. $675/mo., $600 damage deposit. 1579 Davidson Rd., 850-258-2080. For Rent 3BR/2BA Brick House inclosed garage. No Pets. 850-638-1918 Large Executive home 4,500 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms/6 bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms. Private paved driveway meets highway-Bonifay. Fully furnished. Serious calls only. $1500 per month. (850)547-2096. Nice clean houses, apartments & mobile homes for rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, houses for sale. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2 Bdr/2Bath Mobile Home in Bethlehem Community. No pets. Non smoker. Security deposit required. Water/utility building/ lawn services provided. $400/month. (850)547-2157. 2 BR/1 BA Mobile Home located at 225 Hwy 77 N Chipley, clean, w/d, stove, refrig., d/w, a/c. Small patio. Non smoking environment, no pets. $550.00/ mth. $400.00 deposit. Application, backgroud, & credit check. Avaialbe now. (850) 638-1272 & ask for Chuck 2 BR/2BA Mobile Home for rent. 9 miles from Chipley. Call 638-4689 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. FOR RENT: Nice 2BR & 3BR M Hon Corbin RD Near Sapp Community Church. I furnish water, garbage, extermination, change air filter & mow grass once a mth. Deck on front & back, small storage building.For more info, call Lou Corbin @ 638-1911 or cell phone, 326-0044. Sorry No Pets. Mobile Home for Rent 3/2 Doublewide just S. of Bonifay on Pleasant Hill Rd. Available after 1st of June. Rent $600/ mth Security Deposit $500.00 638-8220 Rent or Lease/Purchase24 X 80 Mobile Home in Bonifay. 4 bdr, 2 ba. $700/mo 850-699-9464 Wages Pond: Near Sunny Hills. SW 3br 2ba, All appliances, screened porch, dock, carport. $555 month + Deposit 850-233-4636 Text FL09639 to 56654 FOR SALE!!!!!! Gilbert Catfish Pond Closed Monday and Tuesday 2854 Highview Circle Chipley, Fl 32428 Phone:850-638-8633 Acre of land for sale Hwy 177A, Bonifay. (863)773-6155 For Sale By Owner 21+ Acres in Graceville off Hyw 77. 12+ acres in Steelecity off 231, Alford. Please call (850)252-2170, (850)614-1120, (850)394-8516. Reduced Price! Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858. 20 AcresLive On Land NOW!! Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure. (800)755-8953 www. sunsetranches.com MARION COUNTY, GEORGIA: 350 Acres, Timber, Water, Views, Open Fields, Hunting, Homesite, Livestock, Hay, Discount Tax Rate, 35 Miles From Columbus. Private, $2000/Acre. (229)649-8118 1990 Ford Van High-Top. Airconditioner in back window. Can be used for camping. A-1 Great Condition.Call Paul 326-0500 Chevrolet Corvette, 1985. White w/blue interior, auto, 110K miles, 2nd owner, OBO. $5,900. Seagrove Beach. Call Fred at 850-419-1486. Text FL10901 to 56654 SUV 2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited Copper Color with chrome accents. Soft leather seating with power everything. Heated front seats (both power) and bucket heated 2nd row, with full 3rd row. DVD system w/ 4 head sets. New Brakes all the way around and new tires! Never been in an accident! All scheduled maintenance done through Dodge Dealer. Great sound system w/ Satellite Radio, the back can listen to their Own music/movie through the headsets, while the front listens to their own! 20 inch custom wheels. Factory GPS System, 2 wheel drive with towing package. Very clean and in excellent condition. 88,000 miles (mostly highway) $17,500 Call 850-303-1773 will email photos Total Down Payment$129502 Chevy Silverado X/Cab4X4 0% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 850-215-1769 9am-9pm You automatically approved if you can make payments on time! Total Down Payment$57599 Chevy Impala 0% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 850-215-1769 9am-9pm You automatically approved if you can make payments on time! Total Down Payment$77502 Chevy Blazer 3-rows 0% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 850-215-1769 9am-9pm You automatically approved if you can make payments on time! Total Down Payment$97501 Ford F150 X/Cab4X4 0% Interest Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West Panama City, FL 850-215-1769 9am-9pm You automatically approved if you can make payments on time! 2000 Dodge Ram 1500Conversion Van w/wheelchair lift. Call (850)773-5511, Joe. These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. Child Care Available Brannon Family Child Care, located at 1525 Hwy. 90 in Ponce DeLeon, has immediate openings for all ages up to 5. Call Melissa at (850)836-4067. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains! Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!

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www.washcomall.com WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! of Washington County Be prepared for the before and after eects of a disaster Volume 5 Number 5 Washington County, Florida June-July 2012 I recently attended a conference focused on disasters that could strike our area and, more importantly, how the community would be able to respond. It was very interesting to listen and ask questions of those who handle disasters throughout our state as well as those from other states. I came away thinking many people believe they are prepared but, in reality, are not. is is the case with families as well as businesses. At our Chamber member breakfast in May, I presented a program on disaster preparedness. Although the program was only 20 minutes long, I think the message was timely and well-received. As an exercise to gauge your disaster preparedness, see how you would respond to these questions:. 1. Would you know where to get fuel in case of power being out for several days? 2. How many gallons of water per day per person would you need to have in your household? 3. How many businesses would never reopen, if they were down for more than four weeks? Ted Everett Executive Director business. Because of that statistic, I am urging all Washington County businesses to formulate a disaster plan for themselves. If a business already has a plan, dust it o and, if necessary, update it. Disaster Response Expo After a disaster, it is very important to a community to be able to supply its citizens with the items necessary to get back on its feet as quickly as possible. In order to help our Washington County businesses survive any kind of disaster, the Chamber will be holding a Disaster Response Expo later this summer. is Expo will feature organizations which can help you develop a disaster plan and survive after the disaster. In the meantime, please call the Washington Emergency Operations Center at 850-638-6203 and ask them to provide to you with the necessary information to help you protect both, your family and your business. Please check our website, www.washcomall.com for the date of the disaster expo. See DISASTER, page 9 Fuel Availability e answer to the rst question is very important for obvious reasons. By state law, some gas stations must have a generator which can supply power to the pumps during a power outage. is is very crucial to any community to help it get back on its feet after a major event. Without fuel, nothing moves. See the list at the end of this article of area gas stations designated by the State as having the ability to be up and running after a disaster. Water Consumption According the disaster planning strategies, the answer to the second question is you should have one gallon per day for every member of your household and you should have at least a three day supply. So, for a family of four that means you should have twelve gallons on hand. I would recommend you have more than that but at a minimum, have twelve gallons. Business Re-opening e answer to the third question is the most sobering of all. According to nationwide statistics, a business that is closed for up to four weeks after a disaster has zero -yes, zero -chance of getting back into

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Page Two Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2012 A Message fr o m the President 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 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 the long days of summer begin I always seem to go back to my youth and the fun that Crystal Lake held for the Pippin family. Back then it was long days jumping o of the Cutts houseboat, evenings shing with my dad and nights beating my dad to bed before the cabinshaking snoring began. I mostly remember my dad leaving long before daylight to go back to Chipley and put in a good 10 to 12 hour work day. My dad was self employed until 1984 when he went to work for the DOT, his rst time as an employee and not a business owner. My rst year as a owner and not an employee was 1985. As one era ends one begins. My father also served three terms as a County Commissioner when service to your county payed $100 per month and an extra $50 per year to be the chairman, which he was for 10 of those 12 years. ose years of service to this county brought growth and economic benet such as a new hospital, Sunny Hills the largest development in the panhandle at that time and the rst emergency services department. As you can tell, I am proud of the service and sacrices my father made for his community. Service and sacrice. Words that have taken on new meaning in recent years, with most business owners making large sacrices just keep the doors open. Your Chamber has made large sacrices as well with cuts in the funding from both the City of Chipley and the County. e Chamber is mostly funded by your chamber dues and EDC contributions. Just Philip Pippin Over the last several months the Chamber has been hosting a series of Cof fee Breaks. ese occur once a month and usually include several invited business leaders and members of the Chamber board. At these meetings many issues and topics are discussed. At the May break we hosted Wayland Fulford of Capital City Bank and Steve Register Of Jack son Hewitt. One of the topics we discussed is the future leadership of Washington County. Ask yourself the following questions: How are leaders made? Why do some want to be involved and others not? Why is this 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 Jan Page Community South Credit Union Philip Pippin Pippin Appraisal Services Patrick A. Schlenker Northwest Florida Community Hospital William Steverson Kings Drugs Henry Stone Stones Meats Darrin Wall Gulf Power Kim Wilson One South Bank Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everett Executive Director ted@washcomall.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com A Message fr o m the Executive Director like your business, we have tightened our belt and cut our budget to the bone. At the same time, we are increasing our presence in the community with our business coees, which have been a huge success. Planning of new activities are well underway which will bring opportunities and benets to our Chamber members. And our Ambassadors are out at most events letting you know that the Chamber is here promoting your businesses. I challenge all of our members to get involved and take an active role in the growth of our community. Our Ambassadors could use your involvement, come to our ird ursday breakfast, support our new businesses at their ribbon cuttings, volunteer at one of our yearly events, or have your business sponsor an event. Rewards come from sacrice, so come get your reward today. I believe in Washington County! even important? I have always believed Washington County has the ability to solve its own problems and get ahead of the eight ball. Although there are many skeptics today that think there is poor leadership in all areas and places, I do not agree. As an example of strong leadership, I point to WestPoint Home in Chipley. Most people do not realize the critical role leadership played, particularly by Terry Ellis, in keeping this facility and the jobs it created in Washington County. It took a strong and aggressive leader and some help from many others in leader ship positions to save WestPoint Home when it was struggling a couple of years ago. Many leaders grew up serving in their community, whether it is through church, Ted Everett organizations such as Future Farmers of America, various clubs oered at school or through other groups. My question is: Are we growing our future leaders? Is the business community involved with our students in a way that can show them leadership skills by example while they are still growing and maturing? I have been asking these questions of many dierent business people as of late and the response I usually get is: I am not sure that we are. Lets all begin to think about the future and our roles in growing our leaders for tomorrow. As members of this communi ty, we all must try to educate our students not only within the classroom, but give them a taste of the real world they will inherit. It is our community now but its their future down the road.

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June-July 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Three Third Thursday Programs Northwest Florida Community Hospital offers relief from problem wounds to the residents of Washington County and Northwest Florida through Hyperbaric oxygen Therapy. When time does not heal your wounds.... the Wound Healing Institute at Northwest Florida Community Hospital can help. Our physician-supervised medical team is trained and specialized in therapeutic wound care and hyperbaric medicine. A personalized plan of care will provide you the quickest path to healing. We Treat You Like Family better than If you have a problem wound, consult our doctor or call for an evaluation. Physician referral not required. Wound Healing Institute Northwest Florida Community Hospital 1360 Brickyard Road Chipley Florida 850-415-8300 www.nfch.org JUNE 21 PROGRAM: We Can! Presented by Heather Shelby and Ted Everett We Can! Ways to Enhance Childrens Activity & Nutrition is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight. SPONSORS: Northwest Florida Community Hospital and Washington County Chamber of Commerce Northwest Florida Community Hospital (NFCH) is a 59bed healthcare facility that includes a 25bed Critical Access hospital, a 34bed Long Term Care Facility and a Home Health Agency. Our Vision is to improve the quality of healthcare and become the provider and employer of choice in our primary and secondary service areas. e Washington County Chamber of Commerce is a proactive, non-political partnership of business, community and government leaders dedicated to developing a strong and balanced economy while improving our quality of life. NFCH Northwest Florida Community Hospital We Treat You Like Family better than of Washington County JULY 19 PROGRAM: Florida State University Panama City Presented by Dr. Ken Shaw Dr. Shaw will discuss the economic impact of FSU-PC on the Panhandle region. SPONSOR: B AY S OLUT I ONS BAYSOLUTIONS is a full-service consulting rm specializing in government relations, public aairs, grassroots mobilization services, corporate, sta, and employee training, and executive retreat seminars. BAYSOLUTIONS has a simple formula for success: identify and assemble the most aective team to accomplish the goals of its clients.

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Small business success seminar Space is still available at the small business seminar on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 a.m. Panhandle Area Educational Consortium. is seminar is free to the public and will teach attendees how to develop business plans as well as other nancing opportunities that small businesses need to know in todays economy. e seminar is sponsored by the e Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Holmes County Chamber and ACCESSFLORIDA. For more information please call Ted Everett at 850-638-4157. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS Gary Hartman Broker Associate 850.773.3338 Fax 850.773.3332 Email: ghartman36@bellsouth.net Knowledge..., the pollen so ideas blossom. Ambassadors key to active Chamber e Chamber Ambassadors have been very busy this year. Members may not realize the involvement these volunteer business people have in making chamber events and activities a success. Of course, Ambassadors are a key component of all ribbon cuttings the Chamber has, and they are the friendly faces greeting members at the ird ursday Membership breakfasts. At events, such as Legends and Lore and this month the Watermelon Festival, they man a booth with information about Chamber and tourism services. e success of the annual banquet is due in part to the volunteer time Ambassadors put in to decorate, organize the Silent Auction and clean-up as well. e Chamber appreciates the hard-work of its Ambassadors, but they have some fun times too! All members are invited to join this great group of volunteers. Ambassadors at work: top photo, from left: Sheila Barbee, Cindy Johnson Brown and LaMerle Feitsma working the silent auction; bottom photo: Cindy Johnson Brown manning the Chamber/TDC booth at Legends and Lore.Page Four Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2012

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June-July 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Five EDC: Council restructures to better pursue opportunities Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, e only human institution that rejects change is the cemetery. With this thought in mind your Chamber Economic Development Council (EDC) is embracing the opportunity to make some dramatic changes in our approach to the future growth of Washington County. Over the past few months the EDC has reorganized and restructured to more eectively pursue the opportunities that are before us. I am proud to share with you a few of the ideas we are exploring. e committee has been expanded to include more business and industry representatives. Making certain we include a cross section of all the areas of expertise needed to eld a top notch team is crucial. Banking, engineering, government, real estate, healthcare and tourism are just a few. e rst step the EDC will focus on is the consensus of a mission. ere are a lot of potential core focuses including: job creation, high wage jobs, high skill jobs, infrastructure improvement, tourism promotion, business expansion, new industry recruitment and standard of living improvements. e next step is strategic planning. Strategic planning includes an evaluation of the current resources available as well as the organizations strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. As the group begins to analyze these areas there will no doubt be an enormous emphasis placed on the character of our community and the need to preserve our historical heritage. Strategic planning will also involve an extensive visioning process. As our county grows and as the burdens on our infrastructure intensies establishing a vision of what our community will look like in 20 years is a critical step. e nal step in the strategic planning process will be goal setting. With a clear understanding of our mission, our vision and our resources the EDC will establish a set of goals and objectives with clearly dened timelines and roles for each participating sector. Our counties, cities, communities and every aected entity have an important part to play in the future of our county. I look forward to keeping you updated on our progress over the next several months as we tackle this challenge and embrace this great opportunity Gary Clark EDC Chairman

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Page Six Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2012 Annual Chamber Banquet Ribbon Cuttings The annual Chamber banquet was a fun and festive aair! Pictured clockwise from top right: Brenda Bozarth, NFCH, listens to the music; NFCH CEO Pat Schlenker receives the Business of the Year award from President Philip Pippin; more than $2,700 was raised from the silent auction; Todd Allen Herendeen gave a crowd-pleasing performance; past Chamber president Darrin Wall is recognized for his service; Judge Perry Wells meets and greets all, including new WCN editor Randal Seyler and his wife, Shannon. May 11 Family Health Care of Sunny Hills 4369-A Hwy. 77, Sunny Hills, Fla. April 4 Wausau Town Hall 1607 Second Ave., Wausau, Fla.

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June-July 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Seven April and May 3rd Thursdays Clockwise from left: President Philip Pippin presents a Past Directors plaque of appreciation to retiring Pat Brown; everyone is enjoying the new breakfast menu; Ed Gardner of PowerSouth Energy Cooperatives provides an interesting talk on economic development, including mega-sites; Edwina Showers works in her garden, which was chosen as the May 2012 Yard of the Month by the Chipley Garden Club; many local agencies benetted from more than $45,000 in contributions to this years United Way of Northwest Florida campaign; Darrin Wall announces local United Way campaign results. THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS

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Heather Lopez Administrative Assistant TDC: Council uses bed tax to bring visitors, tourists to County e Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) was created on July 27, 2000, by a county ordinance that established the bed tax after being approved by a referendum vote. Governance of the TDC is through bylaws that were updated ex tensively and approved by the County Commission on Aug. 24, 2009. Additionally, the TDC operates with an approved Policy and Proce dures manual, a ve year Strategic Plan (2012 2017) updated annually, and has its annual budget approved by the County Commission for each scal year. All disbursements are processed through the Board of County Com missioners Board Finance oce. e TDC is composed of nine members with three required by state statute to be elected ocials, three represent ing active bed tax collectors, and three with connections to the tourism industry. e TDC is solely funded by a bed tax collected by motels, camp grounds, and others provid ing temporary overnight lodging. As such, events in which advertising is par tially funded by the TDC are encouraged to attract participation from outside the county to increase bed tax collections and other tourist related sales such as restaurants and motor fuels. e TDC budgeted to provide grants to 15 events this scal year, with the larger events occurring late in the year. Of events occurring so far this scal year, 85 per cent of the attendance has been from outside the county. e TDC has several tools to mar ket Washington County. e TDC operates a primary website at Visit WashingtonCountyFL.com, partially funds locally sponsored events for advertising and promotion, and oper ates social media sites on Facebook Twitter and on You Tube. Additionally, the TDC participates quarterly in the distribution of 10,000 tri-fold brochures high lighting events in three counties -Washington, Jackson, and Holmes -that go to all bed tax collectors, restaurants, other tourist attractions. Brochures are also distrib uted jointly with Jackson County at a location at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, and to 11 military bases within a few hours drive of Washington County. e Washington County TDC also participates in travel shows at nine of the military bases and annually at State of Florida welcome centers on I10 near Pensacola and on US 231 near Campbellton. e Washington County TDC operates like a business, with Wash ington County as the product. e TDC measures the results obtained from funds committed to marketing programs, whether its banner ads online, ads in magazines, or local event grants. As a subordinate activity of the County Commission, the TDC meet ings are open to the public and it is always seeking ideas to expand the attraction of tourists to Washington County. For more information call the TDC during business hours at 850-638-6013, or nd us at: www.VisitWashingtonCountyFL.com, www.facebook.com/VisitWashington CountyFL http:..twitter/com/WashingtonCoFl) (www.youtube.com/user/VisitWash ingtonCoFl/feed). Page Eight Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2012

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June-July 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Nine LIFE HOME CAR BUSINESS AUTO-OWNERS.COM ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Chipley, FL (850) 638-1805 Chamber Ambassador of the Year KATHY RUDD Kathy Rudd was recognized as the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year for 2011 at the annual banquet in April. Rudd is an agent with Woodmen of the World in Chipley. She is also an invaluable presence at just about all Chamber events, whose commitment to service goes beyond her career. Rudds o-beat sense of humor, coupled with her dedication, makes working alongside her a true pleasure. e Chamber is proud to have Rudd as a representative of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. DISASTER from page 1 Area Gas Stations able to operate following a disaster Facility No. Facility Name and Address Lat/Long 235671 / 8944282 Express Lane / Chevron (#66) -85.5469 / 30.7786 1369 W. Jackson Ave., Chipley 250271 / 9502715 Express Lane / Exxon (#73) -85.5509 / 30.7519 1698 S. Main St., Chipley 261271 / 9803128 Murphy USA, Inc. (#6520) -85.5495 / 30.7527 1623 Main St., Chipley 219501 / 8518029 Chipley Shell Mart / Petro (#369) -85.5504 / 30.7517 1699 Main St., Chipley 8944752 WACO Express -85.8091 / 30.5778 4498 Hwy 79, New Hope Kudos! Jan Page chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees, was recently recognized for her leadership this past year by Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough. Page, who is CEO of Community South Credit Union, has been re-appointed to serve as chair for 2012-13. Northwest Florida Community Hospitals COO Janet Kinney was recently hon ored for her 35 years of service to the hospital, and Nurse Sandra Marell, LPN was honored for her 30 years of service. NFCH associates were also recognized for rst quarter Hero awards: Jennifer Wilcox non-clinical award, and Robbie Hicks clinical award. District II garden clubs Chipley and Wausau were big winners at the recent Florida Federation of Garden Clubs convention in Jacksonville. For the rst time in FFGC history, District II, which is the second smallest club, received eight FFGC awards and two Deep South Region (six aliated southern states) awards. Wausau Garden Club President Roxanne Bush accepted awards which included 1st Place FFGC Blue Star Memorial Market Award Class A and 1st Place FFGC Pressed Wildower Award Club Award. Inga Ross accepted the 1st Place FFGC Pressed Wildower Award Individual Award in the absence of Judy Solger. Chipley Garden Club President Karen Roland accepted awards on behalf of the club including 1st Place FFGC Horticulture Achievement Award (Live Plants to Students at KMS/WCCS) and 1st Place FFGC Arbor Day Celebration Award (2011 in honor of the late Marilyn Smith). Gweneth Collins, Communications Ocer/Recording Secretary, joined her to accept awards for 1st Place FFGC Mary S. Compton Award for Publicity Class A, 2nd Place DSR Mary S. Compton Award for Publicity Class Ai, 1st Place FFGC Yearbook Award Class 2 and Honorable Mention DSR Yearbook Award Class A-2.

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ADAM J. PEADEN, DPM Gulf Coast Podiatry/Chipley Ofce 1360 Brickyard Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-FOOT (3668) Credit Cards Accepted Goodwill-Big Bend recently held a Job Fair in Chipley at the PAEC. Carole Richards of Goodwill-Big Bend said it was the largest job fair ever held in this area, with 24 employers represented and more than 300 job seekers in attendance. Chipley Job Fair Special to the AdvocatePage Ten Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2012

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June-July 2012 Washington County Business Advocate Page Eleven MEMBERSHIP REPORT RENEWALS Baxley Cleaner 2010 Blossoms 1996 Captain Andersons Restaurant 2010 Carswell Realty 1980 Chipley Florist & Gifts 2010 Chipley Garden Club 2000 chipleybugle.com 2000 Chipola Ford 2010 Chipola Healthy Start 2008 Colby Peel, Washington County Judge 1999 Cross Country Exterminators 1987 Cyber Sytes Inc. 2010 Down Home Dental Center 2010 Elite Realty 2010 Enola Contracting Services 2000 Finch Fire-N-Water Const. Restoration 2010 First Baptist Church of Chipley 1996 Guettler & Guettler 1996 Harrison Rivard, Attorney at Law 2010 Horizon Health Care Services, LLC 2010 HSA Consuslting Group Inc. 2010 Hungry Howies Pizza & Subs 2006 Javiers Mexican Grill 2011 Je Goodman, Attorney at Law 2010 Literacy Volunteers of Washington County 1991 Maphis Tree Farm 2008 Mitchell Sight & Sound/Radio Shack 1997 Molton, Allen & Williams, LLC 2010 Muller Communications, Inc. 2010 Panhandle Forestry Services Inc. 2002 Professional Satellites S & B Clocks 2010 Shirley Davis Interiors 2010 Street Talk America 2010 The Eye Center of North Florida 1991 Three Oaks Winery 2010 Town of Wausau 1987 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 B: 300 N. W S. (850) 547-3624 C: 1012 M S. (850) 638-7892 M: 2914 G S. (850) 526-4411 www.ffsb.com EQ U AL HOUSING LE N DE R a histor of STRENGTH a vision FOR THE FUTURE Tracom, Inc. 2010 Walmart Super Center 1994 Whiteld Timber Co., Inc. 1985 Rick Demers Janet Kinney Christine MacBlain Dorothy Odom NEW MEMBERS Dove Palace Restaurant Hometown Care Services LLC Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports HRSPM of Chipley, Inc. I NK iction Tattoo Gallery EDC INVESTMENTS Horizon Health Care Services TOTAL: 358

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Page Twelve Washington County Business Advocate June-July 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 JULY 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 Falling Waters 50th Anniv: FL Reptiles w/Dave Hewett 2 6 pm Vernon Town Council Workshop 3 Full Buck Moon 4 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! 4 pm 4th of July Parade Vernon 9 pm 4th of July Fireworks Vernon Sportsplex 5 6:30pm -Sunny Hills Civic Association 5:00pm -Chipley City Council Workshop 9 5:30pm -Washington County School Board Meeting 10 6:00pm -Chipley City Council Meeting 6:00pm -Ebro Town Council 6:00pm -Caryville Town Council 11 Noon -Chipley Womens Club @ Clubhouse 12 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 16 Noon Chamber Ambassadors 6 pm Vernon Town Council Workshop 19 7:30am -Chamber 3rd Thursday Mtg @ Pattillos 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 21 3:30 pm FL Reptiles @ Falling Waters SP 23 7:00pm -Vernon Town Council MeetingJUNE 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 Open1 7 pm-Graduation Class of 2012 @ Vernon High School 2 1 pm Miss Firecracker Pageant Vernon Comm. Ctr. 4 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop Full Strawberry Moon 5 7:30am-9:30 am-Sm. Business Workshop @ PAEC 7 11:30 am INKiction Tattoo Gallery Ribbon Cutting 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association Mtg 9 11:30 am-Ribbon Cutting HLC Shooting Sports 6-9 pm Covenant Hospice Annual Gala 11 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 12 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 13 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 14 FLAG DAY! Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Pattillos 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 16 HAPPY FATHERS DAY! 18 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 20 SUMMER SOLSTICE 21 7:30 am-WC Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillos 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex 23 Keeping the Real FL Real Falling Waters SP 25 Noon Chamber Ambassadors 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 4 pm TDC Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 28 Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Pattillos 29 9am-3pm-Blood Drive @ NW FL Community Hospital Upcoming EventsA UGUST 4 Funday and Possum Festival SEPTEMBER 3 Labor Day HCS HOMETOWN CARE SERVIC ES, LLC 5140 Creek Road Vernon, FL 32462 850-535-4HCS (4427) fax 850-535-4465 www.hometowncares.com Caring for you at home Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. Chronicles 29:13 FL Lic. 232619 TATTOO GALLERY HARD LABOR CREEK Skeet Trap 3D Archery Sporting Clays Hunting Preserve Q uail Fishing Lodging Shooting Sports 1963 Hard Labor Rd. Chipley, Florida 32428 850-527-6063 850-638-4316 Q-Ball, Artist 850 Main St. Chipley, FL 32428