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Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com Get your free copy now INSIDE For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Saturday, AUGUST 11, 2012 Volume 89, Number 34 WEEKEND Washington County News JOE TAYLOR for Superintendent of Schools Excellence is not an act. It is a habit. Elect NFCH Back 2 School Fair today Chipley Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley will be hosting their annual Back 2 School Fair from 9 a.m. to noon today at the hospital. It is free to the public. School-age children will receive free haircuts and various school supplies. There will be food, backpack door prizes and entertainment. The Washington County Health Department will provide an immunization clinic for school age children at no charge. For more information, please call Aileen Koon or Heather Shelby at 638-1610. School board meets Monday CHIPLEY The Washington County School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the board room of the Administration Building. The meeting is open to the public. Vernon council meets Monday The Vernon City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the city hall. By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212| @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY City residents will return to the polls in September to elect an at-large Chipley City Council member, following the results of Tuesday nights General Election. Incumbent Council Member Roger Sloan only garnered 88 votes, while his two challengers, Robert Bret Brown and Ellis W. Reed, will face each other in a runoff election on Sept. 11. Brown gained 182 votes in the race for the council member-atlarge, while Reed had 166 votes. Mayor Linda Cain retained her seat as the Ward 4 city council member with 294 votes. Her challenger, Toby Murray, tallied 137 votes. Incumbent Karen Kinser Rustin was also re-elected to her Ward 1 position, receiving 332 votes, while her challenger, Levingston Hodges, received 99 votes. City Administrator Dan Miner said one of the three contestants would have had to gather 217 votes to have avoided a run-off. The winner of the Sept. 11 run-off election between Brown and Reed will be the candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast in such runoff election, according to city ordinances. Cain, Rustin re-elected, Sloan defeated By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212| @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Washington County planning commissioners were asked about con icting setback requirements for mining pits in the county Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code. According to the county Comprehensive Plan, mining pits are required to have a 500-foot setback from adjacent property, said Charles Dunn, who was speaking to the commission on behalf of a client. The client wants to develop a mining pit on a 40-acre plot of land, but due to the 500-foot requirement that is impractical, Dunn said. Is there any way my client could be assured of a variance before he went through the process of applying? Dunn asked the board. The board cant provide a variance to the Comprehensive Plan, County Engineer Cliff Knauer said. It cannot. Senior Planner Michael DeRuntz agreed while a variance can be granted for requirements within the Land Development Code, the Comprehensive Plan can be amended by the board but not subjected to variances. Dunn said the Land Development Code only required a 100-foot setback for the mining pit, which would be more practical for his client. The con ict between the two sets of conditions would adversely affect the county, he said. There isnt a pit in the county that is in compliance with the 500foot setback, Dunn said, and that includes all the countys pits. DeRuntz said that the pre-existing pits were not subject to the Comprehensive Plans requirements, but any pits created in the future would have to meet the requirement. Knauer also pointed out that if a mine was graded as required, then the pit would actually be 200 From Staff Reports CHIPLEY Dixie Boys Baseball Inc. recently awarded the bid for the 2014 Dixie Pre-Majors World Series to Chipley. The World Series will be held July 2630, 2014. Chipley was the unanimous choice for the 2014 Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, according to a news release from Dixie Baseball. The bid was accepted at a 2012 meeting held in Guntersville, Ala. Andy Compton, Chipley High School baseball coach, presented a bid for the board members in attendance. We are very excited about the opportunity to visit Chipley for our 2014 event, said J. Sandy Jones, Commissioner/CEO. I am thoroughly convinced that the good people of Chipley, Fla., and Washington County will make this an enjoyable visit for everyone. The entire community will embrace this event and the hospitality will be second to none. I have personally visited Chipley High School and found the playing elds that will be used for the tournament to be outstanding, Jones said. The Washington County Tourist Development Council has partnered with the host city of Chipley to provide needed support of the event. It is anticipated that persons traveling and requiring an overnight stay will easily ll all motel rooms in Washington County. Figures from previous years would also suggest that nearly 2,000 in paid attendance will be realized at the playing facilities. Eleven state champions along with the host Chipley team will compete in the tournament. The 12 teams comprised of participants age 15-17 will vie for the World Series championship. Motel rooms for the visiting teams and visiting Dixie Of cials will also create an additional need of 65 rooms per day. Chipley High School will provide an excellent venue as host site for the Dixie PreMajors World Series. Two excellent playing elds with ample parking are available for everyone. The tournament playing facilities are adjacent to each other and are well-manicured due to the excellent work of Drayton Kilpatrick. Coach Andy Compton will be instrumental in putting together a World Series committee. Currently the effort is being spearheaded by Cy Chance, Drayton Kilpatrick, Coach Andy Compton and Heather Lopez from the Washington County Tourist Development Council. One of the many highlights of the week-long event will be the Opening Ceremonies. A banquet will be planned for July 25 to recognize the arrival of the participating teams. The local community will also be involved in planning events that serve to showcase Chipley and the Washington County area. As the 2014 Dixie PreMajors World Series event nears, details regarding the series may be obtained by visiting the Dixie Boys Baseball, Inc. website at dixie.org/boys. Planning commissioners discuss mining setbacks Chipley to host 2014 Dixie Boys World Series ROBERT BROWN ELLIS REED VHS announces theater season, A3 See SETBACKS A2 Election results are in PHOTOS BY RANDAL SEYLER | The News Mayor Linda Cain, left, is congratulated Tuesday after winning her re-election bid to the Chipley City Council Ward 4 position, defeating challenger Toby Murray 294-137. Poll workers tally absentee ballots in the Chipley City Election on Tuesday. Council members Karen Rustin and Linda Cain were re-elected, but councilman Roger Sloan was defeated in his bid for re-election. See ELECTION A2 INDEX Kiwanis ................................. A2 Opinion ................................. A4 Events ................................... A5 FAITHFULLY YOURS: RELIEVING SUFFERING EXTENDS BEYOND HUMANS OPINION, A4

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, August 11, 2012 Our Current State Attorney plea bargained 98% of cases last year. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY JIM APPLEMAN, REPUBLICAN, FOR STATE ATTORNEY 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ApplemanForState At torney.com ApplemanForState At torney.com We Need Appleman is is why... DID YOU KNOW? Summary Reporting System prepared by OSCA, Statistics & Evaluation Data pulled 6/4/12, data shown is from 7/2011 3/2012 Special to the News CHIPLEY The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon on Aug. 7, at Pattillos Restaurant on the Washington Holmes County Technical Center campus. The guest speaker for the lunch was Danny Glide well, of Walton County. Glidewell is a candidate for the 5th District in the Florida House of Repre sentatives. His remarks to the Kiwanis Club, how ever, referred to his time and service in the Walton County Sheriffs Ofce, as an employee, and then Di rector of the Walton County Corrections Department. A native of north Walton County, Glidewell recalled that as a youth the beaches along South Walton County were completely undevel oped and were just pine trees and beach. With the development of the beach properties in the south of the county, the countys tax base exploded and Walton County became one of the wealthiest counties in the state. The real point made by Glidewell in relating the story of South Walton County was that commu nities need to plan for and be prepared for develop ment. As an employee of the Sheriffs Department and as the Director of Cor rections for Walton County, Glidewell saw the jail grow from a 30-bed facility; to a 100-bed facility; and now to a 584-bed facility. Com munities need to invest in the infrastructure they will need including roads, building department, and services that the commu nity will need. Glidewell also walked the club through the economics of using inmate labor to ac complish community work. Walton County currently uses 50 to 60 inmates a day to accomplish needed work in the community. This saves the county a large amount of money that would otherwise need to be spent on salaries. Walton County uses inmate labor to accom plish janitorial, road crew, and county construction. The talk was a fascinat ing glimpse into a part of our communities that most never think much about. The Chipley Kiwanis Club is again sponsoring the Dinner Theater on Au gust 23 at the Washington Agriculture Center. Enter tainment will be presented by the Chipley High School Drama Club and will in clude music from past per formances. For a ticket or tickets to the Dinner The ater, contact any Kiwanis member. The Kiwanis club meets Tuesdays at Patillos res taurant in the middle of the WHTC campus at noon. For an invitation, contact any Kiwanian or David Sol ger, Membership Chairper son at 638-1276. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Chipley, visit www.Chi pleyKiwanis.com. From Staff Reports CHIPLEY Parents of students attending Washington County Schools may now pay for their childrens breakfast and lunch online, according to a district news release. The online payments will cost $2 per transaction. Parents will need the childs student ID in order to register and may contact the school to get this information if they dont already have it. The district also released school lunch prices for 2012-13. Breakfast $1.10 (all schools) Lunch $2.15 (Elementary Schools) $2.40 (Middle and High Schools) Reduced price breakfast 30 cents (all schools) Reduced price lunches 40 cents (all schools) Adult breakfast $1.35 (all schools) Special To The News The Florida Sheriffs Association has elected the newest chaplain for one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country. Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock takes over chaplain duties previously held by Marion County Sheriff Ed Dean. Sheriff Dean is retir ing after serving as chaplain for the past 12 years. As chaplain, Sheriff Haddock will be responsible for working with the FSA staff and board of directors and Floridas 67 Sheriffs. Sheriff Haddock has served on the FSA Board of Direc tors as a district 1 Director since 2009. A seventh-generation Washington County resident, Sheriff Haddock has spent over 34 years in law enforce ment in the state of Florida. I was humbled to be asked to serve the Florida Sheriffs in this capacity said Haddock. My faith is the foun dation of who I am. It is something I value above all else. I am honored to accept this position. CORRECTION POLICY It is the Policy of the Washington County News and the Holmes County Times-Advertiser to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarify a story, call 638-0212 or email news@ chipleypaper.com.CORRECTION: Washington County Commissioner candidate John Harmon is running as a Democrat for the District 5 seat. His party afliation was incorrectly identied in the Aug. 1 edition of the Washington County News. Candidate visits Kiwanis ClubS PECI A L TO T HE NE W S Danny Glidewell talks with Kiwanis members after lunch. School lunch payments now online Haddock elected FSA chaplain SETBACKS from page A1 feet away from the adjacent property based on the 100foot setback. Dunn submitted a pro posal to the commissioners that suggested 100-acre or larger mining pits be subject to the 500-foot setback, while pits on plots smaller than 100-acres be subject to the 100-foot setback. I remember when we discussed this in 2006-07, Chairwoman Tonya Pippin said. It was very controver sial, she said of the setback requirements. County resi dents were concerned with mines that were proposed to be built in residential areas. Dunn said there was only one house near his clients property, which is a mile and half north of the boundaries for the Rhythm Development. Theres no way around the Comprehensive Plan without revising the plan, DeRuntz said. Pippin suggested the board meet in workshop to discuss the mining set back requirements. Since three commissioners were ab sent, the board postponed scheduling the workshop until the full board could dis cuss the proposed dates for the meeting. In other business, the board approved record plat requests for Spring Run and Luma Subdivision. The plat requests move forward to the Board of County Commissioners for nal approval on Aug. 16. ELECTION from page A1 Usually the run-off elec tion is held the second Tuesday following the gen eral election, but due to the state Primary Election be ing held Nov. 14 the date of the run off was pushed back to September. A total of 432 votes were cast in Tuesdays city elec tion, with 1 under vote being reported in the Ward 1 and Ward 4 races. Brown was at the city council meeting Tuesday following the election with his family. He said he was thrilled with the outcome of the election. Reed also said he was happy with the results of the election. You never know where you stand in these things, he said. Im just grateful for all the peo ple who came out to vote for me.

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Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, August 11, 2012 S TA TE R EPRESENT A TIVE D ISTRIC T 5 FOR We can count on Marti Coley to look out for us! Political advertisement paid for and approved by Marti Coley, Republican for State Representative Political advertisement paid for and approved by Marti Coley, Republican for State Representative From Staff Reports VERNON The Vernon High School Theater Department announced its upcoming production line up for the 2012-13 school year. The department is under the direction of Kevin Russell The season opens with The Nerd, written by Larry Shue and directed by Kevin Russell. It will run from Nov. 15-17 with shows at 7 nightly. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy was rst presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway, according to the theater department release. Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-G.I. whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless nerd a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum nds himself contemplating violence a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising twist ending of the play. Produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. The second production will be School House Rock, music and lyrics by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall, Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens and Tom Yohe and based on the book by George Keating, Kyle Hall, and Scott Ferguson. The play will be directed by Kevin Russell. School House Rock runs March 21-23 with performances at 7 nightly. Tickets will be $10 adults and $5 for students. The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is now the basis for one of the most fun, energetic, and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage! This production is based on the ABC-TV educational animated series which aired from the 1970s-80s. Opens at 6 a.m. as Tom Mizer, a young teacher, wakes up on his rst day of work. As his alarm goes off, Tom enters and begins to rehearse his teaching technique. Soon, Toms thoughts begin to take life around him. In an attempt to calm himself, Tom turns on the T.V. Whats on this morning? Why, its Schoolhouse Rock! As Tom gets drawn into the show the rst song begins. Tom thinks he may be losing his marbles and attempts to turn off the T.V. His various alter egos convince him that he is OK. Each one of them is a part of Toms mind. Theyre every person, place and thing he has ever seen. Tom is still quite unconvinced that he is has not lost his mind. Undaunted, the ensemble sings, A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing. Tom tries to move into his day by looking over his lesson plan, which he feels will be a tough job. George and the rest of the company assure him that with their help, it will be as easy as one, two, Three Is a Magic Number. The song tells the tale of the magic number three and its almost magical qualities. After the number about the number Tom remarks that it was, the coolest song, which leads right into, Unpack Your Adjectives. Shulie and company describe the descriptive qualities of adjectives. After Unpack Your Adjectives, Tom begins to accept the fact that his thoughts have taken on human form and loosens up a little. He pleads that he has to teach other subjects like Social Studies and his newfound helpers are right there for him with, Just a Bill. George, dressed as a bill tells the story of a bill and its journey towards becoming a law. The song reminds Tom just how much he remembered of, Schoolhouse Rock, and Shulie reminds Tom that, The Preamble was another shining example of the series educational value. Each character remembers sitting taking a test and singing the tune that made the Preamble to the Constitution unforgettable. Toms having fun now, keeping things upbeat, the company moves into a rousing, Circulation detailing the circulatory system through a dance craze. Hot on the heels of medical science, its back to grammar with one of the favorites of the show, Conjunction Junction delivered with the help of word signs with conjunctions on them making living sentences on stage. Leaving Conjunction Junction, Tom is reminded of trains, which reminds Dina of planes, boats and, nally, spaceships. Shulies interest is sparked as she sings the up tempo pop song, Interplanet Janet. The company forms with costumes and props the solar system as Shulie assumes the role of Janet. The company feels that they have done their duty and that Tom is ready to teach. Toms ready to teach, but not quite ready to leave his new friends, so he requests his personal favorite, Interjections, which ends the show. School House Rock is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The nal production will be Charlottes Web, adapted by Joseph Robinette and based on the book by E.B. White. The play will be directed by Kevin Russell and will run May 16-17 with shows at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. The Childrens Literature Association named this the best American childrens book of the past two hundred years, and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. It is the story and relationships that make the show. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a true friend and a good writer. Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the miracle of her web in which she writes, Some pig. Its the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship provide the audience with an evening of enchantment. The play is produced through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing. FILE PHOTO | The News Vernon High School Theater Department students perform in Guys & Dolls during last years season. This years season kicks off with a production of The Nerd on Nov. 15. VHS Theater Department announces season

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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 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Halifax Media Group, 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2012, Halifax Media Group. 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 Halifax Media Group. 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 Halifax Media Group. 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, August 11, 2012 Otter Creek Revival PONCE de LEON Revival Services at Otter Creek Methodist Church will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 12-17 (Sunday through Friday). The Rev. Gary Gibben from Panama City will be the guest speaker. Homecoming is Sunday, Aug. 19. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Everyone is invited to attend these services. New Orange Baptist Church to hold Gospel Jam CHIPLEY New Orange Baptist Church will hold its monthly Gospel Jam at 6 p.m. Aug. 18. The church is located on Alford Road, a quarter of a mile off Orange Hill Road, six miles south of Chipley. A covered dish dinner will follow. For more information, call 638-1166 or 773-0020. Shady Grove Baptist Church Homecoming BONIFAY Shady Grove Baptist Church will be holding Homecoming services starting at 10:30 a.m., on Aug. 19. Charlie Hinson will be the speaker and he will also be singing. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. The church is located at 1955 Highway 177-A. New Life Fellowship Assembly of God Womens Conference CHIPLEY New Life Fellowship Assembly of God presents Daughters of Destiny: A Womens Conference. There will be four sessions: the first session will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, the second session will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and third session at 9 a.m. and the fourth session at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The guest speaker will be Diane Coleman and conference host Sherri Evans will also be speaking. Conference worship leader is Tiffane Raulerson. Early bird registration is $30. Registration at the conference is $40. Contact church office to inquire about area hotel discounts for the conference. The church is located at 695 Fifth Street, in Chipley. For more information, call the church office at 638-1134, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. First Freewill Baptist Church to hold revival BONIFAY The First Freewill Baptist Church of Bonifay will be holding a revival at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 and at 7 p.m. on Aug. 27-31. Special speaker will be the Rev. Dennis Tanton, with special music by Vessels of Clay. I used to know someone who worked at an animal shelter. She was doing a fantastic job until the day she was assigned the task of hauling away the euthanized animals. She was telling a group of people about how she looked down at that huge stack of dead animals and broke down crying. This is a strong, mature individual who isnt prone to emotional displays. She was talking about how the sight of it completely overwhelmed her, to the point that she resigned from the shelter. Then, someone hearing the story asked her, Why in the world would you even care? Theyre just animals. Sadly, Ive heard that said before about animals. Theyre just dogs, just cats, just horses. Who cares what happens to them? Theyre not people, so why should we give them a moments notice? Ill be honest: People who use the phrase just animals scare me. They scare me because their words reveal a complete lack of empathy. There are various definitions of empathy, but one of the simplest is the ability to recognize and understand feelings experienced by others. If a starving dog wanders up to you, and your response to his suffering and pain is to kick him in the ribs, something is broken in your moral compass. Thankfully, most people, upon encountering an animal in need, will help in some way. As human beings, we understand that starving is painful. We dont want other creatures to experience that level of suffering, so we help them find food. As ever, the Golden Rule applies. Do you think that youd enjoy starving, living your entire life hooked to a chain, being exposed to the elements or getting subjected to abuse? No? Well, neither does a dog. Its that simple. I did animal rescue for a decade before moving to this area. You cant believe the things that people do to animals. Ive seen dogs with their bones broken by abusive owners. I saw a cat that had been so severely abused that she had little hope of remaining alive. Yet, some people still insist that these creatures are just dogs, just cats. Who cares how they feel? One thing thats said about serial killers is that they often start off abusing animals before moving on to people. If a sufficiently warped individual can hurt one living being with the capacity to feel pain, he can easily justify doing it to another. Im talking about deliberate acts of sadism, not about using an animal for food. Thats a different moral argument, one I wont open up here. Im talking about causing pain to another living being for no reason whatsoever. I think that empathy and compassion can, and should, be spiritual issues. Many religions teach us to cultivate compassion and act charitably toward those who are less fortunate. Some groups have branched out to also address the issue of helping animals. I used to attend the religious services of a group that regularly took up donations to buy animal food for local shelters. I see that as a good thing, although some other religious people criticized it, saying that feeding animals isnt part of Gods work. If alleviating suffering isnt Gods work, then what is? Im a firm believer that people have the right to practice whatever religion they wish, but a religion that doesnt teach compassion for animals is not a religion that I care to be a part of. In my opinion, the love of God is not solely reserved for humans. Compassion. Do you have it? Can you look at a person and understand that he doesnt want to be hungry or thirsty or that mistreating him is morally wrong? Sure, you can. From there, you can easily extend that same compassion toward other life forms, including animals or even plants. Plants dont like to be thirsty, either. If you see a plant that isnt doing well, and you know how to help it out, then do so. Remember, its a product of the same Creator who made you. We cant go through life merely thinking of ourselves. Its critical to understand the feelings of others. Its easy enough to be an armchair thug, bashing any group different from yourself that is, until you put yourself in those peoples shoes. If you have a problem with refugees, try imagining what your life would be like if you were one yourself. It makes a big difference when its happening to you. If you have a tendency to be mean to stray dogs, just imagine being a frightened, starving puppy with no idea why big, scary people are being so cruel to you. Being able to see things from the perspective of others, including animals, allows us to view situations in a whole different way. Just ask yourself this question: What have I, as a moral human being, done to relieve the amount of suffering in the world today? SHANNON SEYLER Faithfully Yours Faith BRIEFS Library hours Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed Washington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Vernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Writers Group meets the rst Monday each month (unless a holiday) at 6:00 at the Chipley library. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach of ce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 8-10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday. (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets rst Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A FRIDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Homes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville. COMMUNITY CALENDAR Relieving suffering extends beyond humans

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Local Washington County News | A5 Saturday, August 11, 2012 Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Back to School Pep Rally CHIPLEY Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Back to School Pep Rally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. They will give kids free school supplies, which will includes paper, pencils, tablets, backpacks, calculators and more. Free haircuts will be provided. There also will be free food for the kids as well as motivational speeches to prepare them for the upcoming school year. For more information, call Chester Campbell at 373-7090. Quarterly HCHS alumni luncheon BONIFAY The Quarterly Holmes County High School Alumni Luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Scotts Restaurant (formerly Simbos) in Bonifay. All alumni, former students and faculty are invited to attend. Bonifay Middle School orientation BONIFAY Orientation for the 20122013 school year will be in the Bonifay Middle School Cafeteria on Wednesday for fth grade at 8:30 a.m. and sixth grade at 10 a.m.; and Thursday for seventh grade at 8:30 a.m. and eighth grade at 10 a.m. Holmes County High School Band Camp BONIFAY Holmes County High School Blue Pride Band full band practice is Aug. 13-17 from 5 to 7 p.m. AgEnder representative to speak SUNNY HILLS Karen Schoen, AgEnder (Americans against UN Agenda 21) will speak at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shepherds Gate Church in Sunny Hills, educating Washing County residents about the loss of their individual rights and loss of private property. The church is on Highway 77. Washington County Farm Bureau meeting CHIPLEY The annual meeting of the Washington County Farm Bureau is 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. A brief business meeting and a performance by PeeWee Johns and Band will follow dinner. Washington County Farm Bureau members will not want to miss this evening of food, fun and fellowship. Members are encouraged to conrm their attendance by notifying the Farm Bureau Ofce at 638-1756 no later than noon on Monday. Hunter safety course in Holmes County BONIFAY The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will offer a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Holmes County. The course will be at First Baptist Church, 311 N. Waukesha St., Bonifay. Instruction is from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the nal report from the online portion of the course. The nal report form does not have to be notarized. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes. The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satises hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/ HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWCs regional ofce in Panama City at 265-3676. Soccer sign-ups CHIPLEY The City of Chipley Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 2012 soccer sign-ups from Monday through the end of August. Players must be ages 4-15 as of Sept. 30. The cost to play is $42. To register stop by the Pals Park Ofce from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and ll out a registration form. Applications can be downloaded from www. palspark.org and mailed with payment to P.O. Box 1007, Chipley, FL 32428. Make checks payable to the City of Chipley. You can also email a completed application form to palspark@cityofchipley. com and bring in your payment by 4 p.m., on Aug. 31. Coaches and ofcials are also needed. Call Guy Lane at 638-6348 or 527-9275, or email him at palspark@cityofchipley. com 2012 Miss. Graceville Harvest Festival GRACEVILLE The 31st annual Harvest Festival Pageant will be at Graceville Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 8. The entry fee is $55 with all proceeds going to Graceville Harvest Day Celebration. Contestants may participate in photogenic for an additional $10. Photogenic entries will be limited to one photo per contestant. Applications may be picked up at Bush Paint and Supply in Graceville, Graceville City Hall, Graceville News and Forget Me Not Photography in Bonifay. Deadline to enter is Friday. Winners will receive a large trophy, large crown and banner. Alternates and participants will receive trophies. For more information, call Teresa Bush at 263-4744 or 2633072, or Michelle Watkins at the City of Graceville at 263-3250. Wallace Baseball Showcase set DOTHAN, Ala. Dothan will host a Summer Baseball Showcase at 9 a.m. on Aug. 18. This Showcase is for 2013-2015 athletes. In attendance will be junior college and Division I college coaches along with professional scouts. Call the Wallace baseball ofce at 334-5562416. Return registration form by today. The cost of this showcase is $100 per athlete. Make all checks out to Mackey Sasser. Walk-ups are welcome. Bonifay Saints registration BONIFAY Bonifay Saints, also known as the Bonifay Bulldogs, will hold sign-ups every Saturday until school starts from 9 a.m. until noon at Deuces Automotive, next to Donut Shop. Registration is $40. Holmes County Farm Bureau meeting BONIFAY The Holmes County Farm Bureau annual membership meeting will be Aug. 23 at the Holmes County Agriculture Center on Highway 90 East. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. RSVP to the ofce at 547-4227 by Monday, Aug. 20, before noon. Mature driving class CHIPLEY Washington County Council on Aging and AARP are co-sponsoring a mature driving class on Aug. 24, this eight-hour course is developed especially for the senior driver and will be held at the Washington County Council on Aging from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Council on Aging building is at 1348 South Blvd., beside the health department in Chipley. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For those in the educational eld will be $5 for the class. This National Safety Council Course reviews basic driving knowledge, new trafc laws and introduces techniques to help offset the effects of the aging process on driver performance. It is geared to your safety needs and helping to compensate for age related changes. This mature driving is approved by the DHSMV for a three-year insurance premium reduction. For more information or to sign up, call the Washington County Council on Aging at 6386216. Pee Wee football, cheer sign ups BONIFAY Sign ups will be every Saturday, through Aug. 25 from 9-11 a.m., at the Bonifay Rec Center. Bring a copy of your childs birth certicate. Cost for football is $50 per child. Cost for cheerleading is $100 for new cheerleader and $50 for a returning cheerleader from last season if uniform still ts. If you have any questions, call Mark Gilmore at 5274363 or Michele Sherrouse at 373-6227. Bethlehem Peewee football/cheerleading seeking coaches Now doing sign-ups for Bethlehem Peewee football/cheerleading ages 5-13. They are also looking for Football and Cheer Coaches all coaches will be subject to back ground check. Sign-ups will be from now until Sept. 1. Call Cliff Kimbel 334248-4254, Charity Knight 260-1006, or Naomie Pettis 547-4044, for registration forms. Finch family reunion CHIPLEY The Finch Family Reunion for descendents and friends of the late William Dallas Finch will be held on Sept. 1. The reunion will begin at 11 a.m. at the Washington County Ag Center on Highway 90 West in Chipley. Bring a well-lled basket to feed your family and friends at Noon. If you have any photos or other related items that you would be willing to share with the family and friends, please bring them along. After lunch we ask that all remain while photos are taken for future events. For more information call Kenneth Finch at 6385307, Ruth Creamer at 638-4310 or E. O. Lisenby at 763-2187. Senior Group going on tour WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY Senior Group will be going on a tour of Ohio Indiana Amish country, and Chicago Razzle Dazzle on Sept. 1-9. For more information call Merita Stanley at 594-9980. Town of Westville elections WESTVILLE A regular election for the Town of Westville will be held on Sept 11. The polls will open at 7 a.m. Polls are at the Westville Community Center. The positions to be led and the expiration date for these positions are as follows: Council member seat two and three, expires in 2014 and Mayor seat will expire in 2014. Those people wishing to qualify for the above ofces may do so at the ofce of the Town Clerk located in the Westville Community Center, between 8 a.m. and Noon and 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 through Aug. 24. The qualifying fee for this regular election is $25. Youth Ranch golf tournament PANAMA CITY The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 15 at the Panama Country Club. The monies raised from this benet will go directly to the Youth Ranch, which runs solely on donations. The Washington County Sheriffs Ofce is one of the sponsors for the golf tournament. For more information contact Andrea Gainey at 638-6115. Jacob City Day JACOB The City of Jacob has slated Sept. 15, for its Jacob City Day Celebration, which will include a parade, entertainment, food and activities for all. The festivities will start at 11 a.m. with a parade along Jackson Road. The other activities will take place at the Jacob City Park, located at 2254 Jacob main Street (Highway 162). Anyone desiring to be in the parade will need to contact Eula Johnson at 263-2120 on or before September 7. Booths are available to vendors; please contact Verloria T. Wilson at 263-6636 for more information. NOTICE OF ELECTION CITY OF CHIPLEY The City of Chipley Run Off Election for City Council Member at Lar ge will be held at the City Hall, 1442 Jackson Avenue, on Tuesday, September 11, 20 1 2 The poll will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m., CST. All city residents within the city limits of Chipley w ho are registered to vote by August 13 20 1 2 are eligible to vote in this election regardless of where you live in the city. City elections are non partisan and political party affiliation does not apply Please contact the Chipley City Administrator or Assistant City Administrator/ City Clerk at (850) 638 6350 should you have any questions or need other information regarding the upcoming city election. The following will appear on the ballot: City Cou ncil Member at Large Vote for one Ellis W. Reed PLEASE VOTE ApplemanForState At torney.com We Need Appleman by our current State Attorney on inmates awaiting trial. $30,000 Per Day of your tax dollars are being wasted POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY JIM APPLEMAN, REPUBLICAN, FOR STATE ATTORNEY 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DID YOU KNOW? is is why... Summary Reporting System prepared by OSCA, Statistics & Evaluation Data pulled 6/4/12, data shown is from 7/2011 3/2012 Community BRIEFS

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A6| Washington County News Saturday, August 11, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS CONCURRENT NOTICE NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date: August 11, 2012 Name of Responsible Entity: City of Vernon Address: 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive Vernon, FL 32462 Telephone Number: (850) 535-2444 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Vernon. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about September 3, 2012 the City of Vernon will submit a request to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project to make the following improvements: Activities: Service Area #1 CR 277/Roche Avenue Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately five thousand six hundred eighty-five linear feet (5,685’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service connections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #1 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along CR 277 beginning approximately one thousand feet (1,000’) southwest of the intersection of CR 277 and Holmes Creek Road and terminating at Moore Drive, a distance of approximately 2,800 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Holmes Creek Road, beginning at the intersection of Holmes Creek Road and CR 277 and terminating at Traverse Drive, a distance of approximately 1,000 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along a portion of Traverse Drive beginning at a point approximately two hundred linear feet (200’) east of Holmes Creek Road and continuing west until a point approximately six hundred and fifteen linear feet (615’) west of Holmes Creek Road, a distance of approximately 815 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along the entire length of Hillcrest Circle, a distance of 1,070 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #1 are interconnected. Service Area #1 is bound on the north by the rear property lines of the properties located along the north side of Traverse Drive, on the south by the rear property lines of the properties located along the south side of Hillcrest Circle, on the east by the rear property line of the property located at the northeast corner of the intersection of CR 277 and Moore Drive and on the west by a point approximately three hundred feet east of the western terminus of Traverse Drive. Service Area #2 Church Street/Pompey Street Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with seven hundred linear feet (700’) of eight inch (8”) water lines and six thousand five hundred linear feet (6,500) of six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately seven thousand two hundred linear feet (7,200’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #2 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Church Street between Moss Hill Road on the north and Pompey Street on the south, a distance of approximately 3,000 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Pompey Street between Church Street on the east and SR 79 (Main Street) on the west, a distance of approximately 1,900 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Shady Grove Road between SR 79 (Main Street) on the east the south end of Shady Gove Road on the west, a distance of approximately 1,800 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Hudson Street, beginning at the intersection of Hudson Street and SR 79 (Main Street and proceeding south a distance of approximately 500 feet, a total distance of approximately 500 linear feet. All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #2 are interconnected. Service Area #2 is bound on the north by Moss Hill Road, on the south by the rear property lines of the properties located along the south side of Hudson Street, on the east by the rear property line of the properties along the east side of North Church Street and on the west by the SR 79 (Main Street). Service Area #3 Dawkins Street/Cook Circle Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately seven thousand nine hundred fifty linear feet (7,950’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #3 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Dawkins Street beginning approximately three hundred feet (300’) north of the intersection of Dawkins Street and Sasser Street and terminating at SR 79 (Main Street), a distance of approximately 3,250 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Cook Circle, beginning at the intersection of Cook Circle and Dawkins Street and terminating at the intersection of Cook Circle and SR 79 (Main Street), a distance of approximately 2,950 linear feet; and The replacement of the existing water line along Ferris Circle, beginning at the intersection of Ferris Circle and Cook Circle and terminating at the intersection of Ferris Circle and Dawkins street, a distance of approximately 1,750 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #3 are interconnected. Service Area #3 is bound on the north by a point on Dawkins Street located approximately three hundred linear feet (300’) north of the intersection of Dawkins Street and Sasser Street, on the south by SR 79 (Main Street), on the east by the rear property line of the properties along the east side of Dawkins Street and on the west by the rear property line of the properties along the west side of Cook Circle. Service Area #4 Spoolmill Road Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately two thousand eight hundred linear feet (2,800’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #4 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Spoolmill Road, beginning at the intersection of Spoolmill Road and Sapp Avenue and terminating at a point approximately 1,000 feet south of the intersection of Spoolmill Road and Roscoe Road, a distance of approximately 2,800 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #4 are interconnected. Service Area #4 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the homes along the north side of Spoolmill Road, on the south by a point approximately one thousand linear feet (1,000’) south of the intersection of Spoolmill Road and Roscoe Road, on the east by the rear property lines of the properties located along the east side of Spoolmill Road and on the west by the rear property lines of the properties located along the west side of Spoolmill Road. Unmet Need: Service Area #5 Yohn Avenue/Pinecrest Street/Dalton Street Water line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately one thousand eight hundred seventy linear feet (1,870’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #5 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Yohn Avenue beginning at the intersection of Yohn Avenue and Dawkins Street and terminating at the west end of Yohn Avenue, a distance of approximately 550 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Dalton Street, beginning at the intersection of Dalton Street and Yohn Avenue and terminating at the intersection of Dalton Street and McFatter Avenue, a distance of approximately 650 linear feet; and The replacement of the existing water line along Pinecrest Street, beginning at the intersection of Pinecrest Street and Yohn Avenue and terminating at the intersection of Pinecrest Street and McFatter Avenue, a distance of approximately 670 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #5 are interconnected. Service Area #5 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the properties located on the north side of Yohn Avenue, on the south by McFatter Avenue, on the east by the rear property line of the properties along the east side of Dalton Street and on the west by the rear property lines of the properties located on the west side of Pinecrest Street. Service Area #6 Moss Hill Road/Sapp Avenue Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately one thousand linear feet (1,000’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #6 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Moss Hill Road/Sapp Avenue, between North Church Street on the east and a point approximately 300 feet west of SR 79 (Main Street) on the west, a distance of approximately 1,000 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #6 are interconnected. Service area #6 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the lots located along the north side of Moss Hill Road and Sapp Avenue, on the south by the rear property line of the lots located along the south side of Moss Hill Road and Sapp Avenue, on the east by North Church Street and on the west by a line located three hundred feet (300’) west of the intersection of Sapp Avenue and SR 79 (Main Street). Service Area #7 – Potable Water System Wide Service Area 03J – Water Tank/Well/Treatment Plant – Involves upgrading of the instrumentation being utilized at both of the City’s water well – treatment plant locations. The first located along CR277, and the second located along Dawkins Street adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant property. The installation of the proposed upgraded instrumentation will include all components required for a complete installation. Service Area #8 City Wide Service Area 03F – Parks and Playgrounds – The renovation of two (2) community parks to complete the following improvements: Upgrade the handicapped accessible restrooms in the Sportsplex Park; Install handicapped accessible parking and walkways at Sportsplex Park; and Install handicapped accessible parking and walkways at Shady Grove Park. CDBG Funds $600,000.00 FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT The City of Vernon has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at City Hall, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive, Vernon, FL 32462 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Dian Hendrix, City Clerk, City of Vernon, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive, Vernon, FL 32462. All comments must be received by August 27, 2012. Comments will be considered prior to the City of Vernon requesting a release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing. RELEASE OF FUNDS The City of Vernon certifies to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and HUD that Michelle Cook in her capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Vernon to use the CDBG funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS DCA will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Vernon certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Vernon; (b) the City of Vernon has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures at 24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76 and shall be addressed to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CDBG Program, MSC-400 107 East Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-6508. Potential objectors should contact the City of Vernon to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Michelle Cook, Mayor As published in the Washington County News Aug 11, 2012 NOTICE AND PUBLIC EXPLANATION OF A PROPOSED ACTIVITY IN THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND Date: August 11, 2012 Name of Responsible Entity: City of Vernon Address: 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive Vernon, FL 32462 Telephone Number: (850) 535-2444 To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the City of Vernon has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and/or wetland will have on the environment. The City of Vernon intends to undertake a project to be funded by a Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The proposed project includes: Activities: Service Area #1 CR 277/Roche Avenue Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately five thousand six hundred eighty-five linear feet (5,685’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service connections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #1 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along CR 277 beginning approximately one thousand feet (1,000’) southwest of the intersection of CR 277 and Holmes Creek Road and terminating at Moore Drive, a distance of approximately 2,800 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Holmes Creek Road, beginning at the intersection of Holmes Creek Road and CR 277 and terminating at Traverse Drive, a distance of approximately 1,000 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along a portion of Traverse Drive beginning at a point approximately two hundred linear feet (200’) east of Holmes Creek Road and continuing west until a point approximately six hundred and fifteen linear feet (615’) west of Holmes Creek Road, a distance of approximately 815 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along the entire length of Hillcrest Circle, a distance of 1,070 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #1 are interconnected. Service Area #1 is bound on the north by the rear property lines of the properties located along the north side of Traverse Drive, on the south by the rear property lines of the properties located along the south side of Hillcrest Circle, on the east by the rear property line of the property located at the northeast corner of the intersection of CR 277 and Moore Drive and on the west by a point approximately three hundred feet east of the western terminus of Traverse Drive. Service Area #2 Church Street/Pompey Street Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with seven hundred linear feet (700’) of eight inch (8”) water lines and six thousand five hundred linear feet (6,500) of six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately seven thousand two hundred linear feet (7,200’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #2 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Church Street between Moss Hill Road on the north and Pompey Street on the south, a distance of approximately 3,000 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Pompey Street between Church Street on the east and SR 79 (Main Street) on the west, a distance of approximately 1,900 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Shady Grove Road between SR 79 (Main Street) on the east the south end of Shady Gove Road on the west, a distance of approximately 1,800 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Hudson Street, beginning at the intersection of Hudson Street and SR 79 (Main Street and proceeding south a distance of approximately 500 feet, a total distance of approximately 500 linear feet. All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #2 are interconnected. Service Area #2 is bound on the north by Moss Hill Road, on the south by the rear property lines of the properties located along the south side of Hudson Street, on the east by the rear property line of the properties along the east side of North Church Street and on the west by the SR 79 (Main Street). Service Area #3 Dawkins Street/Cook Circle Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately seven thousand nine hundred fifty linear feet (7,950’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #3 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Dawkins Street beginning approximately three hundred feet (300’) north of the intersection of Dawkins Street and Sasser Street and terminating at SR 79 (Main Street), a distance of approximately 3,250 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Cook Circle, beginning at the intersection of Cook Circle and Dawkins Street and terminating at the intersection of Cook Circle and SR 79 (Main Street), a distance of approximately 2,950 linear feet; and The replacement of the existing water line along Ferris Circle, beginning at the intersection of Ferris Circle and Cook Circle and terminating at the intersection of Ferris Circle and Dawkins street, a distance of approximately 1,750 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #3 are interconnected. Service Area #3 is bound on the north by a point on Dawkins Street located approximately three hundred linear feet (300’) north of the intersection of Dawkins Street and Sasser Street, on the south by SR 79 (Main Street), on the east by the rear property line of the properties along the east side of Dawkins Street and on the west by the rear property line of the properties along the west side of Cook Circle. Service Area #4 Spoolmill Road Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately two thousand eight hundred linear feet (2,800’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #4 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Spoolmill Road, beginning at the intersection of Spoolmill Road and Sapp Avenue and terminating at a point approximately 1,000 feet south of the intersection of Spoolmill Road and Roscoe Road, a distance of approximately 2,800 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #4 are interconnected. Service Area #4 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the homes along the north side of Spoolmill Road, on the south by a point approximately one thousand linear feet (1,000’) south of the intersection of Spoolmill Road and Roscoe Road, on the east by the rear property lines of the properties located along the east side of Spoolmill Road and on the west by the rear property lines of the properties located along the west side of Spoolmill Road. Unmet Need: Service Area #5 Yohn Avenue/Pinecrest Street/Dalton Street Water line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately one thousand eight hundred seventy linear feet (1,870’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #5 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Yohn Avenue beginning at the intersection of Yohn Avenue and Dawkins Street and terminating at the west end of Yohn Avenue, a distance of approximately 550 linear feet; The replacement of the existing water line along Dalton Street, beginning at the intersection of Dalton Street and Yohn Avenue and terminating at the intersection of Dalton Street and McFatter Avenue, a distance of approximately 650 linear feet; and The replacement of the existing water line along Pinecrest Street, beginning at the intersection of Pinecrest Street and Yohn Avenue and terminating at the intersection of Pinecrest Street and McFatter Avenue, a distance of approximately 670 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #5 are interconnected. Service Area #5 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the properties located on the north side of Yohn Avenue, on the south by McFatter Avenue, on the east by the rear property line of the properties along the east side of Dalton Street and on the west by the rear property lines of the properties located on the west side of Pinecrest Street. Service Area #6 Moss Hill Road/Sapp Avenue Water Line Replacement Service Area 03J – Water Line Replacement – Involves the replacement of the existing undersized potable water lines in the service area with six inch (6”) water lines. Approximately one thousand linear feet (1,000’) of replacement potable water lines will be installed. The installation of the proposed new water lines will include all components, including fire hydrants, fittings, gate valves and service reconnections required for a complete installation. The scope of work to be carried out in Service Area #6 is as follows: The replacement of the existing water line along Moss Hill Road/Sapp Avenue, between North Church Street on the east and a point approximately 300 feet west of SR 79 (Main Street) on the west, a distance of approximately 1,000 linear feet; All of the water lines being replaced in Service Area #6 are interconnected. Service area #6 is bound on the north by the rear property line of the lots located along the north side of Moss Hill Road and Sapp Avenue, on the south by the rear property line of the lots located along the south side of Moss Hill Road and Sapp Avenue, on the east by North Church Street and on the west by a line located three hundred feet (300’) west of the intersection of Sapp Avenue and SR 79 (Main Street). Service Area #7 – Potable Water System Wide Service Area 03J – Water Tank/Well/Treatment Plant – Involves upgrading of the instrumentation being utilized at both of the City’s water well – treatment plant locations. The first located along CR277, and the second located along Dawkins Street adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant property. The installation of the proposed upgraded instrumentation will include all components required for a complete installation. Service Area #8 City Wide Service Area 03F – Parks and Playgrounds – The renovation of two (2) community parks to complete the following improvements: Upgrade the handicapped accessible restrooms in the Sportsplex Park; Install handicapped accessible parking and walkways at Sportsplex Park; and Install handicapped accessible parking and walkways at Shady Grove Park. It has been determined that no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the work is available. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for the following reason: Failure to provide these improvements would result in the City of Vernon not being able to complete the proposed work including water line replacement, upgrade of the instrumentation at the water well/treatment plant locations, and renovate two (2) community parks. Although a portion of the project is located in the 100-year floodplain and/or wetland, the improvements cannot be undertaken in any other location due to the scope of the project. There is, therefore, no practicable alternative. The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards. The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial floodplain values, and residents of the community will benefit from the project. The proposed project involves water line replacement, upgrade of the instrumentation at the water well/treatment plant locations, upgrade the handicapped accessible restrooms and install handicapped accessible parking and walkways in the Sportsplex Park, and install handicapped accessible parking and walkways at Shady Grove Park. There are no mitigation measures to be considered. Failure to provide these improvements could result in the proposed improvements not being completed. Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Written comments must be received by Dian Hendrix, City Clerk, City of Vernon, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive, Vernon, FL 32462 on or before August 27, 2012. A more detailed description of the project and the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) flood maps are available for citizen review by contacting the local government. Michelle Cook, Mayor Environmental Certifying Official As published in the Washington County News Aug 11, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE OF IMPROVEMENTS The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a Sale of 5 Improvements by Sealed Bid on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. The bid opening will be held at the Florida Department of Transportation District Three Right of Way Office located at 1074 Hwy. 90, Chipley, Florida 32428. The successful bidder must be prepared to place a non-refundable deposit in an amount equal to 10% of the bid price within 24 hours of notification of award of bid, in the form of a cashier’s check, money order or other non-cancellable instrument. 2207737 Parcel 124 Portable Carport 2244 Highway 79 Bonifay (Minimum bid $200.00) 2207738 Parcel 103 24’x50’ Double Wide Trailer 2192 Highway 79 Bonifay (Minimum bid $8,000.00) Parcel 103 18’x21’ Portable Carport 2192 Highway 79 Bonifay (Minimum bid $200.00) Parcel 108 12’x58’ Single Wide Trailer 2061 Highway 79 Bonifay (Minimum bid $200.00) Parcel 146 27’x70’ Double Wide Trailer 1487 Highway 79 Bonifay (Minimum bid $8,000.00) The Florida Department of Transportation reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Successful bidder agrees to accept improvement in “as is” condition. Bidder accepts all conditions specified in the bid package. Improvements will be bid and sold separately. Sizes

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CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, August 11, 2012 Washington County News | A7 An Advertising Breakthrough A SAVINGS OF $32.01 OFF THE REGULAR PRICE 20 Words 8 Weeks One LOW Price!THE WHEEL DEALTo place your ad, call850-638-0212 € 850-547-9414Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser Weekly Advertiser*Up to 20 words. Personal ads only, no dealers. Have a car, truck van or motorcycle you are wanting to sell? We'll run your ad in all three publications for8 WEEKSFOR$19.99* 3318 Jackson Avenue Vernon, FL. OPEN HOUSE SUN! 1:30-4:30 PM. $275,000Waterfront! 3/2.5 w 2,866 SF situated on 212’ frontage on beautiful Holmes Creek. To include 1 BR mother in law quarters. 14’ aluminum boat w 20 HP motor & new trolling motor as bonus! MLS #’s 600565 & 247455. Call for directions!Premier Properties of Bay County, LLC 850-819-5291 www.PanamaCityHomes4Sale.com Barbara Stevens REALTOR Chipley  4638 Hwy. 77  By Appt $259,900 Beautiful all brick home with over 27 acres. Kitchen with under mount lighting and breakfast bar. Two sun tunnels and a skylight make home bright and airy. 16x20 Florida room is fully heated and cooled. Also has a 16x16 screened patio. Master is a 400 SF addition with cathedral ceilings, custom built-ins, lg walk in closet, and wood burning FP Pole barn and kennel area w/water and electricity. Lg separate fenced area for the sheep, also w/water and electricity. Orig. 7.34 acres have electric fencing. Additional 20 acres off the back of property w/horse trails. MLS#417069 Kimberly Brandon, REALTOR 850-819-0995 www.SmartMovesRealEstate.com of improvements are approximate. Bid Packages may be obtained by contacting Heather Banas at (850) 415-9317, or by fax at (850) 415-9147, or by e-mail at: heather.banas@dot.state.fl .us. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIGHT OF WAY ADMINISTRATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION 1074 HIGHWAY 90 CHIPLEY, FLORIDA 32428 As published in the Washington County News Aug 1, 11, 22, 2012 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of R & S Generator Service located at PO Box 207, in the County of Washington in the City of Ebro, Florida 32437 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Chipley, Florida, this 9 day of Aug, 2012 COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in color! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 Publisher’s Notice “SCAM “To avoid possible scams, it is recommended that consumers should verify caller information when receiving calls regarding credit card payments. 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K&L Farm, LLCGreen Peanuts for Boiling!!1567 Piney Grove Rd in Chipley Mon-Fri 8-6pm Sat 8-4pm 850-638-5002 260-5003/527-3380 NOW OPEN U-Pick Grapes! Open 7 days a week 7AM-7PM 1304-A Clayton Rd., Chipley. U pick $5.00 gallon. 850-638-2624 Oakcrest Vineyard 850-638-8412 Open Mid-August U-pcik Muscadines 14 different varities 8:00am to 5:00pm Thurs-Sat Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. 1082 Garner Way Chipley 273 South 1 mile passed The Industrial Park U-PICK GRAPES $4.00/Gallon (850)547-2326 Follow signs on Hwy 177A to 1837 Flowing Well Rd., Bonifay. U-Pick 7 days, daylight For Sale 120 Gallon propane gas tank, set of logs, & 2 propane heaters. In good condition. Call anytime.850-535-1623 Gilbert Catfish Pond Closed Monday and Tuesday 2854 Highview Circle Chipley, Fl 32428 Phone:850-638-8633 Meet singles right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now (888)744-4426 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. FINANCE MANAGERJerkins, Inc. in Bonifay, FL is looking for an experienced Financial Manager. A/P, A/R, & Payroll are some of the requirements. Excel a must. Please send your resumes to: micah@jerkinsinc.com Web ID#34217662Text FL17662 to 56654 Management Local Subway in Bonifay is now hiring Manager position. 638-9808 Now Accepting Applications for,cooks,servers, oyster shuckers & dishwashers. Taking applications Tues-Sat from 10am-4pm. Apply in Person by 8-25-12. French’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar HWY 90, Caryville, FL 850-548-5800 Now Hiring Preschool Teacher: Must be able to pass a level 2 background check. Experience is a plus but not necessary. Also looking for a cook. Apply at The Academy located at 1567 Hwy 90 Chipley. AIRLINE CAREERS BEGIN HERE -Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. 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(800)414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVERSHiring 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.Oakley/Transport.co m Drivers/Flatbed Class A. GET HOME WEEKENDS! Southeast Regional, Earn up to 39c/mi. 1 year OTR Flatbed experience required, (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. Call: (843)266-3731 / bulldoghiway.com EOE HAPPY JACK DuraSpot: latest technology in flea, tick, mosquito & mite control on dogs. Patented. At farm, feed & hardware stores. Distributed by Fuller Supply (205) 343-3341. www. happyjackinc.com MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -Get Trained in Months, Not Years, Financial Aid if Qualified. Housing Available. Job Placement Assistance. Call Centura Institute (877) 206-6559 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (888) 2033179 www. CenturaOnline.com Medical OfficeTrainees Needed! Become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Train! No Experience needed! Online training gets you job ready! HS Diploma/GED & PC/ Internet needed! (888) 374-7294. Transfer Drivers: Need 20 Contract Drivers (over the road)CDL A or B to relocate vehicles to and from variouse locations throughout US-(800) 501-3783 www.mamo transportation.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 3BR/1.5BA for rent $650/mth. No pets. Deposit, & references required Chipley. 638-1918 For Rent: Nice Townhouse apartment 2BR/2.5BA, one car garage in downtown Bonifay. NO PETS. Call (850)547-3129, (850)326-2586. FOR RENT. 3BD/ 1BA h ousein Gilbert Subdivision. $650/mth, $650/depo. (850) 547-4284 or (850)638-0300. Ask to speak with Kim, Monday -Friday. (2) 2BR/2BA MH for rent near Chipley. Water & garbage furnished. $400 & $425 plus deposit. Call 547-4232. 527-4911 2BR Furnished Mobile Home CH/A. Real clean. On Bonnett Pond Rd. $500/mth $200/dep. Sorry No Pets 850-638-1462 “Bonifay’s Best” Mobile Home Community has 2 or 3 bedrooms available ranging from $435-$625/month. Large lots, quiet, clean and on-site maintenance. Only responsible persons should apply. Great Bonifay Schools. No pets. One month deposit. HUD Assistance may be available. Contact Sue: (850)547-1386 or (512)751-2847. 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-849-6842, 850-638-7315 or 638-9933. 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. Call (850)547-3746. Country Living -Vernon Area3/2 Doublewide $600 2/1 mobile home $450 Located 1/8 mile from City of Vernon. Electric and refuge not included. 850-866-7210 Disabled woman needs a place to live, husband kills himself and losing home to foreclosure. I have pets that are like family. I will be homeless if I cant find a place to live; however I can pay rent. Someone please help. 850-547-2291 Remodel 3BD/2BA Mobile Home. Call 638-0451 or 326-7178 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. Painting Inside or outside. Residential or commercial. Satisfaction Guarantee. Local references. 31 yrs experience. Dennis Glenn. 850-596-4143 Easy Care Lawn Services. Yard services and pressure washing. Call for FREE estimate & affordable rates 850-527-6291 Licensed & Insurances Matt’s Removal! Garbage removal, free metal removal, yard jobs, moving jobs. We buy items. Nobody Beats My Prices! (850)547-1445, cell (850)658-2376. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 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 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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A8| Washington County News Saturday, August 11, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS For RentDWMH 3/2 HVAC 1150 sq. ft near Bonifay $600 monthly/ incl. trash pick up. Req. 1st/last month’s rent, plus $250 sec deposit. No pets. 850-547-2122 FOR RENT Nice mobile home convenient location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 Mobile home for rent on 8 acres, Bonifay. 3 Bedroom, 2 full baths. Rent-$500/mo. First and last months. (850)547-2225 $33,500 5 Acres near Crystal Lake on Amos Hayes Rd, property has well septic and power pole. Current survey is available. About 1.5 acres of the property is cleared. 850-271-5761 and leave a message. 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. 1978 Chevy El Camino 350 cubic inch Chevy engine. Four barrael Elderbock carb, glass pack muffler, automatic, streight body. $4000. OBO 850-624-1679 2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide Anniversay Edition9,700 miles. Copper/ Black. In Excellent condition w/Rinehart Exhaust, Power Commander, ABS, Security, Extra Headlights, 2 Seats, many other options. Always garage kept and well maintaned. Original owner. Only $17,000, sold new for over $27,000.850-723-4642 EZ GO Golf Cart Excellent Conditition, back seat & golf cart repairs.$1900 Call 535-4121 35’ Dutchman Bunkhouse Special Fifth Wheel Bath and half, sleeps 8. One owner, excellent condition. (850)547-2308, (850)624-6236. Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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Dell Corbin Chipley Republican What made you decide to I want to bring innova tion to Washington County, through the acceptance of credit and debit card pay pro-active in protecting our citizens from the tremen dous fee increases we are experiencing and much of this can be done by work e nce do you have which I have worked in the private sector for over 20 years, customer service and man agement are key to running a business es, providing more services I have served on the boards Way, The Washington Coun for the purpose of bettering Washington County. What other political expe I have never served in the armed forces, but I have the highest respect for those who have served our nation. What challenges do you seeking will face in the near future and what would you do to meet Chipley Supervisor of Elections Democrat Incumbent What made you decide to years and enjoyed what I doing my part to protect tions process. Protecting what those before me have worked so hard to give. What qualities and experi ence do you have which make you for this Being in the 18 years now has given me a great perspective on what the vot ers of Washington County desire. I maintain my go above what is required to make certain that I stay abreast of the ever-changing What other political expe Prior to working in the Not a veteran. Latrelle Reno Williams Chipley Supervisor of Elections Republican What made you decide to Washington County has the best interests of our citi zens be kept in the forefront to serve. Washington County voters are some of the most serious and conscientious in our state and you deserve a serve the countys needs. It is for this reason for this position and to we can indeed improve upon mandated processes, proce What qualities and experi ences do you have which I began work in the supervisor and voter educa tion coordinator. In 2003 I in 2009. What other political experi as a candidate, my experience Carol Latrelle Williams WILLIAMS on Page 8 GRIFFIN on Page 8 Ken Naker Chipley Democrat What made you decide to I decided to run for the cause of my years of experi I have a desire to continue ences do you have which of the Washington Countys tax system process. payments, tax deed tions and the an continue to update and enhance the systems on a to this, I have assisted in the bookkeeping and budgeting process of setting up the What other political expe None Navy and received an hon What challenges do you seeking will face in the near future and what would you do to meet Drivers License services Dell Corbin Ken Naker CORBIN on Page 8 NAKER on Page 8 WASHINGTON COUNTY 2012

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2 Voters Guide Washington County News August 1, 2012 EDITORS NOTE: Candidates for Wash were asked to answer six questions for the Washington County that responded have their answers published Property Appraiser Gil Carter Chipley Clerk of Court Linda Hayes Cook Chipley Cottondale Candidates Chris Ellis Chipley My entire adult life has been dedicated to service, the U.S. Goverment and the State of Florida. I want to continue to serve but on a local level. I will work hard to defend the peoples liberties and enforce the Bill of Rights. I want to protect our most vunerable citizensour children and senior citizens. Worked as a deputy for the Washington County Sheriffs Department for approx 1 year. Employed as a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper since 1983. The majority of my career has been dedicated to drug enforcement. No previous political experi ence. I served in the Army National Guard for six (6) years. The slow economy will have an impact on funding for the department. I will seek federal funding to as sist with the agencies needs and be a good steward of taxpayers money by effec tively using resources and have constant evaluation of operations to ensure budget compliance. Drug abuse and drug related crime continues to escalate in Washington County. I believe there is an opportunity to create a Multi-Agency Drug In terdiction Unit by access ing expertise and support from federal and state law enforcement agencies and be in close cooperation with the Chipley Police Depart ment. I will open doors to bet ter communicatons between other local, state and federal agencies responsible for serving and protecting our citizens. We will work to ward achieving accrediation for the department through the Commission on Accredi tation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). We will partner with the citizens of Washington County to communicate the challenges that confront law enforcement. This partnership will also provide the Sheriffs Department with a clear direction from the community about its expectations. I plan to implement a program called K.I.S.S., Keeping Indepen dent Seniors Safe. Those independent seniors in our county will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a list to which they will be visited by a uniformed deputy in a marked patrol car periodically to check on their well being. This will insure a better relationship with the public and place more marked partol cars in our neighborhoods. Chipley John Phillip Pettis Cottondale Commissioner Candidates Alan T. Bush Chipley Friends, family, co-work ers and a strong belief that I really can make a difference made me decide to run for County Commissioner. My supporters truly believe that my values, experience and abilities are what is needed and I do too. Others may title; however, Ive had enough titles. Im looking for a job, a job where I can make positive differences and correct decisions. Im looking forward to challeng es and success stories that the county can be proud of. I am 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). I am a registered Profes sional Engineer and have attended extensive training through colleges, state and federal agencies in Emer gency Management and Recovery; Environmental Evalua tion and Permit ting; Contract Manage ment; and Mana gerial Leader ship and Budget Management. My education gives me a bal anced understanding of the need to protect the environ ment while recognizing the importance of well planned development. Please note that I am a strong advocate of individual and property owner rights. I have approximately 26 years of experience with the Florida Department of Transportation. The last 17 years were in Roadway and Bridge Maintenance. I was responsible for administer ing the Highway and Bridge Operations Programs for sixteen counties with an annual operations budget of approximately $26 million and an annual contractual budget of approximately $70 million. I also served as District Emergency Manag er and directed the operation of the Emergency Manage ment Center, managing the response of manpower, materials, and equipment for over twenty emergency events throughout Florida, In part because I am the father of a ten-year old daughter, being active in my community is very important to me, and I have served on the Finance Com mittee and as treasurer for my church and many of the clubs of which I have been a member. In addition, I served as Chairman of the Board for Community South Credit Union and have al ways known the importance of staying within budget. I know the countys increased budget woes need to be solved by some means other than a reliance on property taxes. I am personable and have a very diverse skill set. Al though I am an independent thinker who has never been afraid to speak up for what I believe in, I nevertheless have the ability to build re lationships and develop the rapport necessary to make positive things happen. Ending the dissension that exists between the Board and the county employees is of paramount importance. I can make a workforce more time I realize how essen tial it is to recognize good employees. Loyalty works both ways--up and down. I have never run for or Ive been in various posi tions that were responsible for managing large pro grams that directly served the public. I have served on many Statewide Teams and have been in positions that required working relation ships with local and state politicians. I am not a veteran, but I am a member of the Sons of AMVETS. I support the programs that assist and support those currently serving, as well as those that have served. The inter ests and care of veterans and their families are very important to me, and the should never be forgotten. Meeting budget needs additional property taxes or fees to our residents is the main challenge. This can only be accomplished by a better managed budget and new sources of revenues. The county is too heavily dependent on government jobs and retirees. Jackson County has brought in three large employers in the last several years, while Wash ington County has steadily lost jobs. We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the panhandle, and about twenty percent of our population is below poverty level. These are challeng ing times, but they could also be exciting times. With the redistricting at the state level, Washington County is now represented by Sen. Don Gaetz, who will most likely be Sen. President, and by Rep. Marti Coley (who has helped bring the large employers to Jackson County). We need to work with these politicians, the Chamber of Commerce, and the state agencies for Economic Growth and bring some jobs to Washington County. When my daughter be able to live in Wash ington County and a have decent job. In addition, the county has internal problems which county employees dont feel they have the support of the County Commissioners and vice-versa. There is constant dissension among the commissioners, to the point that important issues are often delayed or dropped because of which commis sioner made the motion. I believe I can help mend these relationships and bring cohesiveness to our county government. In the future, I want this county to be a great place to live for my daughter, as it has been for me and I will make the decisions necessary for this to happen. County Commissioner is not Alan Bush See BUSH on Page 3 Chris Ellis

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August 1, 2012 Washington County News Voters Guide 3 Continued From Page 2 a popularity contest, or at least it shouldnt be; its a job. When you get ready to vote, remember that you are the boss, selecting the manage your company (Washington County). Choose the person who best and has the education, ex perience, and abilities to get the job done! Vote for and elect me: Alan T Bush. Travis Hall Vernon Republican Most people are con cerned about our economic issues and the changes to our way of life in this county and not all can afford the time to address these through the political process. I am blessed to have the time and avail ability, along with a strong conviction, to get involved and work toward addressing the concerns of our citizens and community. I have been a business owner for nine years, oper ating Professional Satellites in Washington County. I enjoy a familiarity and a good working relationship with the public through my business dealings. I have degree in Computer Sci ence and a background in Technology, both of which are elements, which the county needs. I have at tended County Commission meeting and workshops for over a year and half and I have been involved with the community for many years. My involvement has in cluded the Chipley Kiwanis Club, church functions and events and other community activities. I have volunteered and worked in other political races, gaining a familiarity with the political process and I have re ceived an apprecia tion for the need for team work, negotiation and plain hard work. I have run for public attended the Presidency 5 and participated in the Republican straw vote. I have not had the honor of serving in the military but I am the son of a Navy Veteran who served during be honored to serve my County and Country as a County Commissioner. The lack of unity and teamwork is a major problem we face in the current County Commis sion. We face a shrinking budget, which necessitates hard decisions. With my experience in business and dealing with budgets, I will be a team player and a good steward of the budget. We face issues, which range from the depletion of our available earth, clay and equipment and a degrading infrastructure. If businesses are to be attracted to, and thrive in, Washington County, these need to be addresses sooner than later. These challenges are more easily faced with the right leadership. The voter has the opportunity to choose a County Commissioner who can handle budgets, com municate with employees and furnish an example to the constituents. I am the candidate with the and I will serve as County Commissioner for District 1 and Washington County, providing the new leader ship that is needed. Hilton Kelly Vernon Republican Ross Pritchard Bonifay Democrat Randy Wilson Bonifay Republican Community Concerns now & in the future. To provide for our children a community in which jobs can be obtained, also to work for the future welfare & growth of our community & our citizens. To bring the best companies that is seek ing a place to grow their businesses. I am a general contrac tor. I have been Licensed in Florida since 1988: Doing business primarily in Wash ington County: Specializing in custom homes or turn key projects. Also I am the Pastor of Gods Vineyard Worship Center, a Ministry that has a vision For the youth of Washington county as well as surrounding coun ties. We provide free youth camps for these youth in hopes of them having expe rience with Jesus Christ. I have been doing this for 25 years in Washington County. I have been married to my wife Vickey Knight Wilson for 29 years we have two children Brandee 28 years old & Robert Isaac 11 years old. I believe in family & I believe that in these 3 things I have had great success in. These are things that I feel that motivate me. 2008. I ran NPA. I feel the helped me to understand that it takes hard work and a dedication not just to seek the position but to put the BUSH: Washington County candidates for County Commissioners Travis Hall highest value of and the people that have made a decision to vote for you. Not a veteran. I believe we are in some very tuff economic times and I feel we must look at the budget as a whole and then begin to put things on a priority list & use wisdom to make the best decisions for all that are involved. I do not feel we can afford to make decisions on a whim, but to work as a team to do whats best for each given situation and again I stress PRIORITY. First and foremost I am a Christian. I believe as a man of God that I will pray and seek counsel from the Lord Jesus Christ. To be commited and steadfast to work for the citizens of Washington county. To be a voice for district one as well as the other four districts. I believe I can bring integrity, and commitment and a good work ethic to this position. I believe that given the for the job: I ask for you the voters to prayerfully consider Randy Wilson The Right One for District One on August 14th 2012. Thank you for your consideration in this upcoming election. God bless you your servant in Christ, Randy Wilson. Commissioner Candidates District 3 Charles Brock Vernon Democrat because I am a generous person with my time and enjoy helping the people of Washington County, espe cially the elderly and young children. I believe my past experience with the County Commission is a huge asset for the county. this position because I am a missioner. In addition, I have 16 years experience as a commissioner and I have obtained the skills necesRandy Wilson See BROCK on Page 4 Alan T BushForCounty Commissioner District 1VOTEIn the future, I want this county to be a great place to live for my daughter, as it has been for me, and I will make the decisions necessary for this to happen. When you get ready to vote, remember that you are the boss, selecting the employee best qualied to manage your company (Washington County). Choose the person who best meets the job qualications and has the education, experience, and abilities to get the job done! Vote for and elect me: Alan T Bush.alantbush4countycommissioner.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Alan T Bush, Republican for County Commissioner The Most Qualied Candidate for the Job!Decisions made with Integrity, Honesty, Experience and Education

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4 Voters Guide Washington County News August 1, 2012 Continued From Page 3 sary to make educated and skilled decisions for the citizens of the county. In particular, I have extensive knowledge in the areas of governmental regulations and funding allocations. During my tenure I have been involved in several projects that have made a profound impact on our county including: more and medical services (es tablishment of 911), youth recreation improvements (addition of new parks and boat landings), securing SCOP (Small County Out reach Program) funding for the resurfacing of approxi mately 300 miles of county secondary roads, additional road paving through CBG (Community Block Grant) funding, improved and expanded Road and Bridge Depart ment, imple menta tion of recycling and waste man agement programs, and increased senior citizen services. I have served on the Washington County School Board and Washington County Commission. I served in the U.S. Air Force and I was honorably discharged. I realize that our county has many challenges to face in the years to come. One of these challenges is in the facilitation of growth in Washington County. The recently constructed Bay County airport should open many doors for our citizens in the future in the way of new jobs. In addition, we will need to continue to support our local small businesses. They are ex tremely vital in the success of our county. Furthermore, growth in the area of health care is also a huge chal lenge. We have witnessed many advances in our local health care with the renova tion and new construction of Northwest Florida Com munity Hospital. In the past few years, the hospital has added a new emergency facility, dialysis services, and a wound healing unit, just to name a few. This expanse of health care has always been a crucial part of my personal campaign. I feel that providing afford BROCK: Washington County Candidates for County Commissioners Charles Brock service for our citizens will always be a challenge. For that reason, it is imperative that we support our local doctors and hospital. An other challenge we will face is that of natural resources. I have fought hard to make sure that water has been a top priority in the Compre hensive Plan for the county. We cannot replace the water that is of vital importance to our citizens. As a result, the commission must continue to protect this valuable re source. I am a life-long resident of Washington County. I at tended Vernon High School and Chipola State College. I have four children who all work and live in Washington County. I am a full-time commissioner who is always available to assist any citi zen in the county, no matter what ever district they re side in. It has always been a priority of mine to look after the people of this county and their interest at any cost. For example, I recently researched and proposed that Washington County citizens opt out of Floridas Septic Tank Law. This will allow our citizens to monitor and maintain their own tanks without being as sessed a $500 maintenance fee. I believe ordinances such as these not only save the citizens money, but also give them the right to make their needs. The Board of County Commissioners should not hold the power in our county. The people should. We should be their instrument in ensuring that and resources that are due to them. Tray Hawkins Vernon Republican I would like to put the word servant back in the term public servant. We be lieve that citizens are tired of hear ing that we are broke, but with no We believe that instead of arguing, the County Com mission should work toward cutting some of the red tape to make Washington County more business-friendly. We need to be more concerned about putting people to work than furthering our own agendas. I own and operate John Hawkins Tel-Com, Inc. and have done so for 13 years, employing 23 local people along with multiple contractors. I understand the everyday challenges of be ing a small business owner and employer and I have the experience to handle employee relationships and promote teamwork. I had the honor of serv ing as City Councilman in Vernon, Florida. I have not had the honor of serving in the military, but I come from a long line of veterans and I pray for the safe return of every one of our military men and women. Our budget is one of the biggest challenges we face. Our challenge, when elected, will be to balance a budget that sees a shortfall of revenue without cutting services or raising taxes. It will not be an easy or painless task but it can be done by working with the local municipalities and the citizens of Washing ton County. Our task is to frame Washington County as Open for Business and Business Friendly. This is necessary to foster new business, increasing revenues and keeping taxes as low as possible. Healthy, communicative relationships are key to this endeavor and at the end of the day we all have the same goals. I believe in small govern ment, strong leadership, a strong work ethic, family values, a spiritual lifestyle and people skills, and I am your choice for Washington County Commissioner in District 3. Commissioner Candidates District 5 Lynn Gothard Wausau Republican I am a life long resident of Washington County and have been afforded the op portunity to live and work, to own property and to raise my children here. I love liv ing in Washington County and I feel a strong urge to take my skills and love for the county to do what I can to move us into the next century. I pledge to work to balance the small town ex perience that we know and love and the growth that we need to sustain our viability as a county. I have experience in management, budget prepa ration and monitoring, short term and long range plan ning, grant writing, policy and procedure development and implementation, em ployee supervision and rule and regulation compliance regarding state and federal funding. I have been active in lo cal government encouragTray Hawkins See GOTHARD on Page 5 ELECTLynn West GothardCounty Commissioner District 5Working forCommon Sense Decisions Frugal Spending Financial AccountabilityExperienceBudget Preparation and Monitoring Employee Supervision Rule and Regulation Compliance with Federal and State Funding Planning and Implementation of Multi-Year Business Planscell: (850) 260-6654 home: (850) 658-8251

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August 1, 2012 Washington County News Voters Guide 5 Continued from Page 4 ing our elected leaders to ability and conservative spending of our tax dollars. Not a veteran. As ad valorem taxes continue to decline in our county, as budget dollars decrease and as the challenge of meeting the budget of our county increases, I believe changes if we are going to continue to provide services to our residents. I will ag gressively seek state and federal dollars to offset lost funding revenues and I will work to aggressively pursue grant funds and to build relationships to ensure those funds are directed to Wash ington County. I believe we need to become conservative in our spending and I will look at every aspect of county business and ask three simple questions. Can we afford it, do we really need it and is there a better, more cost effective way to accomplish the goal. I believe we need to engage in both short term and long range planning and I commit to work towards develop ing a strategy to plan for the growth that Washington County is going to experi ence. accountability ensures good stewardship and I view the way you may view your own. I believe we can only spend money that is avail able at the time of purchase and that we must plan for emergencies through a con tingency of funds set aside for that purpose. I believe Commissioner is a public servant position and that we answer for our actions to the people of Washington County. I believe that county government must always be transparent. I pledge to be available to you and will encourage your participation in the government decision process. I will always prac tice fairness and be a good listener and I will always image for our county. James E. Guy Chipley Republican John Harmon Chipley Washington County Superintendent of Schools Sandra M. Cook Vernon Republican Incumbent I began my career work ing with the Washington County School District as a substitute teacher and bus driver, and then a math ematics teacher. During the 26 years of working in the district, my goal was always Putting Chil dren First. It was during that time that I realized, through observation over the years that sound district leadership added value to an education system and always has to be in place. I felt that I could bring a new and different perspec tive to which would have a positive impact for our students. I am proud to say I have dedicated the last 30 years working and serving the Washington County School District and community. Being the Superinten dent for the last 4 years has given me the experi ence that is needed for our school district to remain consistent and continue with a clear vision that I have for the district. I have learned many lessons as su perintendent, with the most important one to listen to those who are work ing every day throughout the district at all levels. With the help and support of these knowledgeable people, the district will be taken to the next level. I feel I can handle the up coming challenges because performing the job is a skill best learned from experi ence. I had the pleasure of serving Washington County as Superintendent of School since my election in 2008. This political experi ence has taught me to make decisions that are best for our students. It has also taught me how to avail myself to a multitude of groups who all have the same goal in mind. GOTHARD: Candidates for County Commissioners, District 5, Superintendent of Schools Lynn Gothard Sandra Cook See COOK on Page 6 C ommitment to communityH elping othersI nspires excellenceL eadershipD edication to childrenR esponsibleE nergeticN o-nonsenseF uture-orientedI nnovativeR eliableS tableT rustworthy VOTE for and RE-ELECTSandra M. CookforSuperintendent of SchoolsPutting Children First Political advertisement paid for and approved by Randy Wilson, Republican for County Commissioner District 1.

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6 Voters Guide Washington County News August 1, 2012 Continued From Page 5 I have not had the pleasure of serving our country, but both my dad and mom were Marines and faithfully served and protected our country during the Korean The biggest challenge for all Florida school systems are the constant changes in have been challenged in this area during the past four years, but have still been able to provide out students with the best education pos I am currently launching a team to address this continu consist of informed teaches from each school level (elementary, middle high), several knowledgeable school level administrators, tive, concerned community leaders, and a school board member to evaluate several ways to save funds and/or make money, while research ing in areas that might be proactive, instead of being reactive to these situations, therefore, these suggestions would be reviewed, priori tized, and allow the district to create a prescriptive direc tion for our district to remain always been throughout my tenure as superintendent Other challenging areas for he district will be recruiting highly effective instructional and administrative staff, meeting the changing criteria for student achievement, preventing students from dropping out of school due to the rigorous requirements from the states, upgrading facilities, legislative man dates with less funds, com munity and parental support Each os these areas will be addressed through the fund At a time when the votes way things are, I believe that change is not always the answer, just for the sake of changers over the past few years that have, for the most part, been instigated by nu merous legislative initiatives and in most instances that equaled more dissatisfac tion at all levels within the to propose to you, the voter, that given the COOK: Washington County Candidates for Superintendent of Schools opportunity to serve another term, and know ing the challenges that the able to bring some voter satisfaction for the real issues facing out school Pat Aukema Dickson Chipley Democrat I decided to run for this system is currently riddled Our student achievement results continue to fall while parent, student and teacher morale has plum level of excellence we once I recently completed a successful 41-year career in public education with 22 years as a teacher and 19 years as a middle and am the only candidate who holds Florida Department as a teacher and school am also the only candidate who has served as a school style is positive, proactive caring, compassionate per son who is truly dedicated to providing the very best My past administrative and instructional experience has enabled me to become pro opment, teacher evaluation, budget development and No prior political expe Public education is fac ing many challenges with todays tough economy coupled with higher and higher expecta The chal lenges that I feel have the most impact on our schools are the following: First, I will not squander the resources we already stay within a budget that is focused on improving Next, I will pursue grants and other alternative fund Higher expectations and I will work proactively with legislators and other lessen the unnecessary and debilitating regulations that continue to be imposed keep my constituents well informed of developments in Tallahassee that will adversely affect our schools and work to help defeat Motivating parents, com munity, students and staff to become positively en I will establish and utilize a county-wide school ad visory council that is truly representative of our county with students and parents on a regular basis in each community to hear con cerns and identify problems and enact solutions before a Recruiting and retaining the effective teachers I will publicize vacant posi tions to a wide audience to include universities, other school districts, and applicants are interviewed I will establish a mentoring pro gram so that new teachers will receive positive and I want to assure my citizens that I have no hid only goal is to make our schools the very best in the to move our schools from the bottom quartile to the the experienced, thoughtful, common sense leadership that is needed to guide lem solver not a problem I would be honored to serve Joe Taylor Vernon Republican I believe that my back ground and experience can it faces challenges with changing requirements of and expectations of public Parent of current student A positive open leader the importance of all the District that affects positive related job experience in clude experience in public accounting, as a County Controller, Coordinator of Finance for Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, Director of Transportation District, Director Pat Dickson See TAYLOR on Page 7

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August 1, 2012 Washington County News Voters Guide 7 Continued From Page 6 of Maintenance/ Facili ties/Operations Washington County School District. Chief Negotiator on Bargaining contract for Washington County School District. Small-business owner. No elected experience, I have been appointed the Washington County Planning Commission and served as Chairman, Appointed to Washington Safety Team serving as Chairman. I am a veteran of the US Army having served four years active duty. Funding challenges for the school district as the State continues to face an economic slowdown will have to be addressed with an aggressive approach to spending. A top down approach to budgeting that will include zero base line budgeting in which automatic increases are re placed with justifying every expense from scratch. Another challenge will be retaining experienced ca pable personnel as the State rity and pay. As the State ing tenure and continuing contracts as it pertains to employees, the Washington County School District must offer in the future job security outside of simple year-to-year contracts after an acceptable probation period. The District must recog nize competition exists for providing educational services and work to foster an environment in which the pressures are seen as incentives to listen, change and improve as necessary. Alternative educational methods are not to be seen as threats but as a response to a perceived need that is being addressed by those who select them. I recognize the vital im portance that out Technical Center should play in our economic environment and in attracting and meeting the needs of companies that might be interested in locat ing in Washington County as well as providing career choices to those who select that path. I believe that as your Superintendent of Schools, with my experience, background and values, and your involvement (and this does not only apply to those who have students they are responsible for currently in the system) we can make our School District more successful in preparation understand the value of respect for others and the importance of listening. There is no one that lives in Washington County who does not have a stake in our educational system. Washington County School Board District 2 Wayne Saunders Chipley Non-Partisan Incumbent District 3 Milton L. Brown Vernon Non-Partisan Race I have always been in volved in all aspects of the school system and feel that it is every ones responsi bility to try to get involved for the of our children. I am a graduate of Alabama South ern College. I retired after 26 years of public service with the Highway Patrol. I was awarded the medal of Valor 2 times in my career. I am a Take Stock in Children Mentor and have Mentored 4 young men in the past. As an instruc tor for the health depart ment, I teach classes in the Washington, Holmes and Jackson School districts. I have been an Instructor for the Highway Patrol for over Washington County School District Advisory Council, as well as on individual school advisory councils. I am currently a volunteer coach and have been a coach in the Washington County School district for over 12 years. No prior political expe rience. Not a veteran. Budget shortage. I would work with other board members and the commu nity to seek answers to the budget problem. I do not support any type of budget increase. The economic down turn has also hit the individual families, and I feel that increasing the amount we ask them to pay would be wrong. I was born and raised in Washington County and graduated from Vernon married for 27 years to Genevelyn Brown, who is a former employee of the TAYLOR: Washington County Candidates for Superintendent, School Board Positions Joe Taylor Milton Brown Washington County School System and was former Teen Court executive direc tor. I have four children: two are graduates of Vernon High School, and two are currently attending there. I am a board member of the Washington County Council on Aging and the Family Community Out reach Committee. My family and I attend Sunny Hills where I serve as an Elder. If allowed to serve as your board member, I will ensure a quality and equitable education for all children. I will value com munity input and improve transparency in the district. I will address budget chal lenges equitably, and I will be proactive in planning all aspects of the school district. Our children are our great est and most important resource. The success of our schools in creating an educated workforce is key to all of us. Pam Shores Cates Vernon Non-Partisan Incumbent I have been involved in the county schools through my children and grandchildren and have a personal desire to see that every child has the quality of education that will afford them the knowl edge and skills needed to succeed in life. My plan when I retired from the United States Postal Service in 2005 was to run for school board in order to help accomplish this task. My work experience as Postmaster of Vernon for 23 years afforded me the op portunity to attend extensive training and work with bud geting, personnel, contract negotiation and supervi sion, facility maintenance, safety, human relations and supervising employees which all are very important aspects of being a school board member. As a school board member, I completed 96 hours of course study in twelve areas with focus on the governance roles and responsibilities of school board members in order to be effective and knowl edgeable. Training topics were in student learning, school law, community involvement, advocacy for public education, diversity, employee relations, and current trends and issues. Through this I earned the school board member. For the last four years, my peers nominated and elected me to represent the board on the Washington County Value Adjustment Board, as the legislative liaison alternate and the Vice Chairman of the board this year. I also represented the board at the STEM Summit in March of this year. Through my work experience and training, prior to and while on the board, I am the most quali Washington County School Board District 3, 2008-present. Not a veteran. The budgeting process and meeting state and na tional standards (Com mon Core) will continue to be a challenge for the school district while work ing within our means. As a school board member I will continue to stay abreast of the most recent events, ex penses and situations affect ing the budgeting process using my experience to help come to solutions. I will use continue to monitor expendiPam Cates See CATES on Page 8 Paid political advertisement paid for and approved by Pam Cates, School Board District 3 Phone: 850-535-4224 Email: jpcates@aol.com www.re-electpamcates.com Re-elect Pam Shores CatesWashington County School Board District 3 Education First

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8 Voters Guide Washington County News August 1, 2012 What challenges do you seeking will face in the would you do to meet those challenges? The Supervisor of Elec I feel this could be one you want them to know head to the polls. What challenges do you do to meet those challenges? you want them to know to the polls. Supervisor of Elections Williams informed decisions, put the needs of the students, in order to improve our CATES: County School Board candidates continues