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Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF WEEKEND Washington County News And Mobile Too! Connect With Us 24/7 Saturday, DECEMBER 1 2012 Volume 89, Number 66 Spanish Trail Playhouse to present Home for Christmas CHIPLEY The Spanish Trail Playhouse is proud to announce their third annual Christmas show Home for Christmas. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Theatre, 680 2nd Street, Chipley. General admission is $10. This years show, directed by Jimmy Miller is lled with traditional holiday music and carols evoking timeless memories of Christmas past. Noted musicians are the Spanish Trail Playhouse band, Doug Salter, A.D. Davis, Scotty French, Jimmy Miller and Kirk Thompson. Performers include: Mike Jacobs, Seth Cook, Kevin Russell, Phillis Sloan, Rob Nixon, Casey Johns, The Grinch, Rachel Webb, Rosalyn Scott, Hunter Harden, Zedra Hawkins, Terrie Garrett, Trish Brannon, Emory Wells, Jacqueline Stewart, Tea Creamer, McKayla Christmas, Noah Beckley, Rebekah Wolfe and Holly Collins. Chipleys Annual Christmas Parade CHIPLEY Chipley will hold their annual Christmas parade at 3:30 p.m. today, Dec. 1. All parade entries will line up at the old Chipley High School Track on railroad Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to join Santa and Mrs. Claus for photos at the Chipley Farmers Market located at 685 7th Street in Chipley. Photo times will be from 2 to 3 p.m. and immediately after the Ribbon cutting held Tuesday for 11,512-square-foot facility By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com m CHIPLEY Community leaders, hospital administrators and personnel, and local elected of cials were all on hand Tuesday for the grand opening of the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center. This Specialty Center is a dream come true for us, said CEO and President Pat Schlenker. Planning for the building, which houses doctors of ces, a 2,000-square-foot education center and other programs, began in 2007, Schlenker said. But it became a dream deferred when the economy started tanking in 2008. The hospital added some modular units, but by 2010 we were needing more quality of ce space, so we began looking at building the center again, Schlenker said. The Specialty Center houses three physician practices, an outpatient psych program, the education center and diabetes education, and cost about $1.7 million to build, Schlenker said. Dr. Gabriel Berry, Dr. H. James Wall and Dr. David Taing will have their of ces in the new facility. The education center is a special addition, Schlenker said, because until today, the only space the hospital had of similar size for training classes was the cafeteria. The new space can also be divided into two classrooms, he said. And we plan on making it available to the public, as well. Starting in January, the Washington County Chamber of Commerces monthly Third Thursday breakfast meetings will be held at the Specialty Center. State Rep. Marti Coley, RMarianna, said it was a blessing for the community to have a leader like Schlenker working for the hospital, which was almost bankrupt in 2003 before Schlenker took over the facility. Im thankful for the large hospitals in the region, dont get me wrong, Coley said. But they cant replace the hospitals in our rural communities, and your hospital is an example the rest of the state can follow. Signature Health Care President and CEO E. Joseph Steier III of Louisville, Ky., said it was the vision of men like Schlenker and the hospitals board of directors that kept NFCH thriving while many rural hospitals have fallen on hard times, or closed altogether. When the public health facility is working, it brings jobs and retail to the community, Steier said. Signature Health Care will be partnering with Northwest Florida Community Hospital this month when the company Workforce board seeking membership nominations Special to the News The Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board is seeking nominations for membership to their board of directors. The board has one opening for a representative from a community-based organization serving veterans and one opening for a representative from organized labor. The board is responsible for oversight of Workforce Investment Act, Welfare Transition and other programs designed to help individuals either become employed or increase their skill level so they can obtain a better job. The CRWDB board of directors establishes policy and determines the direction and focus of the board. Any recognized community-based organization serving military veterans may nominate one individual for consideration as a member of the board of directors. The individual nominated must be able to show they have knowledge of veterans issues. Organized labor groups may nominate an individual to represent organized labor on the board of directors. Only individuals who are part of an organized labor group such as a union may be considered to ll the organized labor position. Organizations wishing to nominate an individual or others interested in becoming a member of the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board may contact Lisa Wells at 718-0456, ext. 101 for more information. The CRWDB is a nonpro t organization, and members are not paid for their service to the community. By law, a majority of the board must come from the private sector. By GWENETH COLLINS Special to the News Chipley Garden Club members started off running in 1932 and havent slowed down yet. The ower shows are gone, but the 1990s found members as still working on a few original projects hospital owers, youth gardening and clean-up efforts. New projects included oral arrangements to the Council on Aging, butter y gardens at Falling Waters and KMS, garden therapy at the Convalescent Center and providing weekly library displays on gardening. Membership continued to decline to fewer than 40 members, and the rst man, John Foster, was admitted in 1994. (Hes still an active member!) Yearbooks could no longer list members as Mrs. or Miss everyone was on a rst-name basis. As the new millennium dawned with the year 2000, recycle, reuse and repurpose became our theme, and our club members have become experts at turning trash into treasure. The Recycled Christmas at Louise Michaels home was a hit with visitors from the Chipley Womans Clubs Christmas Tour of Homes. Our rst Thrill of Thrift Fashion Show featured clothing purchased only from local thrift stores. New projects included providing comfort items for disabled veterans at Chester Sims VA Nursing Home during Christmas, poetry contests for KMS/ RMS students and maintaining the downtown pots. We continue to plant memorial trees at the hospital and Shivers Park. Ash trees were planted 1932-2012: EIGHTY YEARS OF GARDENING WITH THE CHIPLEY GARDEN CLUB Part III: Into the future 1990s and now EDITORS NOTE This is the third and nal installment in a series on the history of the Chipley Garden Club. See GARDEN CLUB A2 Specialty Center dream come true for CEO PHOTO BY RANDAL SEYLER A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for the 11,512-square-foot Specialty Center at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. The new facility cost about $1.7 million to build and will house three physician practices, an outpatient pysch program, education center and diabetes education. See DREAM A2 INDEX Community Events ................. A3 Faith ..................................... A4 Classi eds ............................. A5 Faith news and briefs, A4 See BRIEFS A2
Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, December 1, 2012 purchases Schlenkers majority stock holdings in the company, Northwest Florida Healthcare Inc. Signature Health Care owns Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley and is a leading provider of long-term care services in the eastern and southeastern United States, operating 73 communities in seven states with more than 12,000 employees, according to the companys website. Besides WRNC, Signature has 24 facilities in Florida, according to its website, with three of those being local Defuniak Springs, Marianna and Graceville. Schlenker will remain as CEO/president of NFCH for another year, then he will serve on the board of directors for three more years. The new facility was dedicated to three Washington County Commissioners, one who currently serves on the BOCC and two who lost their seats on the commission becasue of their support of Schlenkers Northwest Florida Healthcare Inc. taking over the hospital management back in 2003. All three lost their seats after the controversy, but Brock was subsequently re-elected. James Brock, Lynn Cope and John Wall were on hand as the design of the plaque that will commemorate them was revealed. The citizens of Washington County will be grateful to each of these gentlemen for making an unpopular but courageous decision in 2003 concerning the direction and the future improvement of health care in Washington County, the plaque will read. That was truly an example of no good deed goes unpunished, Schlenker said. He noted that the companies the opposition had wanted to take over the hospital were out of business less than two years later. Schlenker noted that by saving NFCH, 275 jobs were saved with an economic impact of about $60 million. DREAM from page A1 PHOTO BY RANDAL SEYLE R Former Washington County County Commissioners Lynn Cope and John Hall and current Commissioner Charles Brock were honored Tuesday when the new Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center was dedicated in their honor. at the library and, in 2009, the club held its rst Garden Tour & English Tea. The Chipley Garden Club has won many awards in the past for public programs, horticultural excellence, ower show achievement, community participation programs, ower design, tree planting, publicity, essays, poisonous plants, bluebirds, Arbor Day and its yearbooks. In 2012 we received several awards at the FFFG Spring Convention, two from the Deep South Region of National Garden Clubs. Four of our members have served as FFGC District II Director: Mrs. Fred Bennett in 1956, Mrs. George Horne in 1971, Joyce Carter in 1971, and Louise Michaels served twice 2003-2005 and 2009-2011. Mrs. Fred Bennett became Florida State Bird Chairman in 1953. Jo McGlamery served several years as FFGCs bird chairman and was also Florida State Buttery Chairman. In 1994 she led the way to declaring the zebra long wing buttery our state buttery. Although one of the smaller clubs in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, the Chipley Garden Club continues to actively serve our community and encourage the beautication of our hometown. We are still involved in many of our original projects garden therapy, providing plants and teaching oral design to elementary students, Yard of the Month, wildower planting, National Garden Week, memorial trees, Washington Countys annual 4-H Youth Fair, The Little Blue Project in Sunny Hills and Arbor Day celebrations. We provide scholarships, sponsor children to attend FFGCs Camp Wekiva and maintain the downtown ower planters. In 2011 we added a Scarecrow Contest at Washington County Historical Societys Fall into History Fest to the list. Could there be a ower show in the future? During 2012, our historical records were organized and archived at the Washington County Historical Society and are available for research. Although the fancy hats and gloves are gone, the mentality that remains is civic mindedness, horticultural education for young people, the love of nature, recycling and waste management, protecting the natural world and beautication of our community. The Chipley Garden Club welcomes new members at any time; green thumb not required. Club meetings are held on the rst Wednesday of each month at the homes of our members or a public park. Members also receive four issues per year of The Florida Gardener, FFGCs awardwinning newsletter/magazine. If you would like to become a member and learn and grow with the Chipley Garden Club, please contact Club President Karen Roland at 638-9968 or email her at blueorchidoasis@yahoo. com. Come join us for a lifetime of gardening and designing pleasure. GARDEN CLUB from page A1 Club members prepare to give away plants to elementary school students. Club members enjoy an outing to rescue heirloom plants. Special to the NewsC H IP LEY WestPoint Home in Chipley, has seen many ups and downs over the past few years. Cheap imports, made pos sible by government subsidies and cheap labor, have led to the demise of the once booming textile industry in the south. Hundreds of textile plants have closed and hundreds of thousands of workers have lost jobs to outsourcing since 1997, and WestPoint Home in Chi pley has been buffeted by that uncertainty. The one constant has been that WestPoint has always tried to do the best for its workforce and for the community, and once again WestPoint is giving back to that community. Located in an unassuming building adjacent to the textile plant in Tommy McDonald In dustrial Park in Chipley, West Point Home Factory Outlet is open and offering to the commu nity the opportunity to purchase quality products at a fraction of the cost of those same goods purchased in retail stores. We are one of the best kept secrets in Northwest Florida, states Richie Milner, who heads up the retail division. We were originally located on High way 90, close to Highway 77 in Chipley at one time, but now we have reopened and sort of tucked back here. Although we are not hard to find, unless you are looking for us, you might not. The outlet store offers bed ding linens, such as bedspreads, comforters, sheets and pillows, as well as towels and other goods all at bargain prices and the community appreci ates the opportunity. WestPoint Factory Outlet is located on Fowler Drive in Tom my McDonald Industrial Park in Chipley, just a few blocks from Downtown Chipley, and is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are currently open only on those days, says Milner, but we have the ability to alter those hours to accommodate demand from the community. A low-cost awareness cam paign, inclusive of social net working, is starting to bring at tention to the retail store. The public, including home and condo owners and hotel/motel managers, have started to nd the store, and sales are growing. For more information about WestPoint Factory Outlet, along with photos and video clips, visit www.WestPointOutletChipley. us or nd them on Facebook at WestPoint Factory Outlet Store. WestPoint Home factory outlet store reopens parade. Parade applications are available at the Washington County Chamber or by calling 638-4157. Wausau sets Christmas paradeW AUSAU The Annual Wausau Christmas Parade is going to be at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8. Anyone wishing to be in the parade please contact the Town Hall at 638-1781, Santa will be at the Possum Palace after the Parade to meet with the Kids. Vernon plans Christmas paradeVERNON Vernons annual Christmas Parade will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec.8. The Grand Marshal will be honorary citizen of Vernon Brent Heard. Line-up will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the track behind City Hall. Anyone wishing to be in the parade should contact City Hall at 535-2444. Refreshments will be served in the Community Center and Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance as well. BRIEFS from page A1 PHOTO S P E CI AL TO THE N E WS The WestPoint Home Factory Outlet Store in Chipley is once again open for business.
Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, December 1, 2012 MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 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 ofce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 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 638-6217. 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 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. 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 6380093; 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 638-6217. 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. 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 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 6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 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 LaurdenDavis Art Gallery call 703-0347 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a gettogether 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 GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville. L CHRIS T M Z R T St. Joesph Bay Golf Club LE ELL T T Saturday, December 8, 2012 ~ 12:00 EST Tournament Format: Individual play with handicap from your normal tee $10.00 o Tournament Entry Fee if you bring a NEW TOY MEMBERS: $45 NON-MEMBERS: $55 C H RIS T M S Z R Do your Christmas shopping for unique handmade gifts made by local artists. Spruce up your home or oce with great decorations: Everything is Handmade Saturday, December 8: 9:00-4:00 For more information, call St. Joseph Bay Country Club: or Barb Van Treese: 1st Place: ............. $200 2nd Place: ........... $100 3rd Place: .............. $50 W IT H M INI MUM OF 28 PLA YE R S GPM GPM Financial, LLC Sponsored By: Penelopes Pet Shop, GP M Financial, LL C, Gulf County Sheris Department, Gulf 2 Bay Development & Construction, and Gulf County Tourist Development Council Community CALENDAR 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 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 and Sunday: ClosedLIBRARY HOURS Area has key positions in Legislature By MATTHEW BEATON and TOM McLAUGHLIN Halifax Media Group TALLAHASSEE State Senate committee assignments came down Wednesday, and the Bay County area is sitting pretty, ac cording to the man who made the selections. Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, tapped Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, to chair the Agriculture Committee and Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, to head the Criminal Justice Committee. With these two Senate chair manships and his position, Gaetz said the region has key positions representing them in Tallahassee. Also, Montford, whose 11county district includes Calhoun, Franklin and Gulf counties, will vice chair the Education Commit tee and Appropriations Subcom mittee on Education. Montford is one of the most well-respected education leaders in Florida, Gaetz said, noting he served as superintendent of schools in Leon County. He is deferred to, by other senators, on education, Gaetz said. Montfords other appoint ments include serving on the Appropriations, Banking and Insurance, Rules and Govern mental Oversight and Account ability committees, as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. Calls to Montford for comment Wednesday werent returned. Meanwhile, Gaetz put Evers on the Military Affairs, Finance and Tax, Transportation, and Communications, Energy and Public Utilities committees. Hell also serve on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transporta tion, Tourism and Economic Development. Its outstanding. Its almost like I picked the committees I would serve on this year, Evers said Tuesday, adding, At one point or another Ive served on all of these committees either in the House or in the Senate. Last week, Gaetz secured the president position with the sup port of all 26 Senate Republicans. Becoming Senate president is all about building relationships of trust, he said. Two years ago more than 20 senators pledged their support for his succeeding to the post, so his election wasnt a surprise, Gaetz said. State House On the House side, Rep. Marti Coley, R-Marianna, will serve on the Appropriations Committee. She already was named speaker pro tempore and said usually the person holding that post doesnt sit on committees, but she asked to remain on the committee be cause she has experience there. Her new job gives her a broad reach to inuence policy. The speaker pro tem can re ally be involved in any commit tees, but not as a voting mem ber, she said. Coley said shell take part in policy discussions and antici pates being involved in education and economic development dur ing the session. Four-term Rep. Jimmy Patro nis, R-Panama City, will head the Economic Affairs Committee. His committee will oversee the Military and Veterans Affairs, Economic Development, and In frastructure subcommittees that handles bills relating to ports, bridges and railroads. Given the regions transportation issues, its several military bases and growth at Port Panama City, the committee is a good t for me and a good t for the Panhandle, Patronis said. The veteran Patronis said House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, has done the best job hes seen of matching lawmakers to their skills. I have to say, going into my fourth term, this is by far the best morale of any Ive seen in the Legislature, he said. He said Weatherford listened to members requests for com mittee assignments and, in most cases, put veteran legislators in positions of leadership and young er lawmakers in places where they could cut their teeth. I think he did an excellent job with the 119 different personali ties he was working with, Patro nis said. Patronis also will serve on the Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appro priations Subcommittee. Freshman Rep. Halsey Bes hears, R-Monticello, will sit on the Agriculture and Natural Re sources Appropriations, Agricul ture and Natural Resources, En ergy and Utilities, and Finance and Tax subcommittees. He also was appointed to the Regulatory Affairs Committee. Beshears said serving on the two agriculture and natural re sources committees was a natu ral t because he owns a nurs ery and much of his District 7 is farmland. It just made sense, he said. Beshears said hes excited about his committee assign ments but added it will be a lot of hard work. AP State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, left, is sworn in as Senate president by his son, state Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, as his daughter, Erin, holds the family Bible in Tallahassee.
A4 | Washington County News POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P. O Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USP S 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $23.14; 26 weeks: $34.65; 52 weeks: $57.75 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Halifax Media Group, 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copy right 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. Bareeld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION email@example.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULA TION Nikki Cullifer: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 F acebook or tweet us @ W CN_ H C T Weve survived another Black Friday. Unless youve been living in a cave for the past couple of weeks (or decades), you know what Black Friday is. Its a massive sales event that constitutes one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is followed by Small Business Saturday, and then Cyber Monday, the popular internet sales extravaganza. I was recently discussing Black Friday with someone from Asia. He thought it was a Christian religious event, and wanted to know what part of Jesuss life it commemorated. I had to explain the difference between Good Friday and Black Friday, noting that the former is a religious observance while the latter is not. I went to a Black Friday sale and did some people-watching. Most people, although hurriedly trying to get the specic items they wanted, were generally polite. I couldnt reach a certain item, and a taller person offered to hand it to me. Someone bumped into me and immediately said, Excuse me. Then again, my husband did see one customer ram another with a shopping cart. There were basically two kinds of people there, those who were having fun, and those who were miserable. Were approaching an interesting time of year. It can bring out the best and the worst in people. Some folks nearly come to blows over whether to say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. Its also a season when people complain about consumerism, often while standing behind a shopping cart. Ive listened to people moaning about Christmas commercialism since I was a small child, but everyone keeps right on shopping. If they werent shopping, we wouldnt even have events like Black Friday. If commercialism is a major problem for you, theres an easy cure: dont support it. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, not recovered from. If the thought of holiday preparations is making you frantic, irritable or stressed out, ask yourself why. If its due to family expectations, theres nothing wrong with telling your family that your own expectation is that theyll give you some help. Also be sure to ask yourself if what youre doing is really important, because theres no sense in getting stressed out about anything that isnt. If youre into shopping, baking, decorating and other holiday preparations, this is a great time. If youre religious, it doesnt mean that you cant take advantage of a bargain if one is offered. Its also an opportunity to help your community by shopping locally. But while youre taking advantage of the sales, pause for a moment to reect upon the overall point of the holidays. Whatever holiday youre celebrating (if any), try to remain mindful of the meaning behind it. Ive been told for years that suicides increase during the holiday season, but there are now studies indicating thats simply not true. Yes, some people get overwhelmed by the holidays, but the fact remains that there are also millions who dont. There are people who nd great joy at this time of year. Like anything else in life, you can choose to be positive or negative about it. The holidays can admittedly be tough on those who are in a nancial bind. Thankfully, there are many organizations willing to help. Christmas can be one of the most generous times of the year. Religious people and non-believers alike often work together to help the less fortunate. Ill close with a holiday memory of my own. I was a lucky kid. My father always made Christmas enjoyable. But he was a soldier, and one Christmas, he was suddenly ordered to go to another city. There was no one to watch me, so I was dropped off at at a community Christmas party. I didnt know a single soul there, and felt very awkward among the strangers. I sat alone, not wanting to impose on anyone. Santa was handing out presents, and I was told to go get a gift. I declined, because I knew I didnt belong there. But I was urged to take a present anyway. I unwrapped it to nd a beautiful new doll. To this day, Im deeply touched by that memory. My holiday was made brighter by people I didnt even know. Thats why I enjoy returning the favor when I can. If you can think of anything that will make the holidays happier for your loved ones, yourself, or even for total strangers, do it. Season brings out the best and worst in people Faith Saturday, December 1, 2012 Faith BRIEFSE ast Pittman B aptist Church R evivalE A ST P ITT MAN East Pittman Baptist Church will be holding a Revival Dec. 2 thru Dec. 7. Services will be a 6 p.m. on Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The church is located on Highway 179, mile North of Highway 2. Everyone is invited to come and get a blessing from the Lord. For more information call 548-9190.F irst F ree W ill B aptist Christmas CantataC HI P LE Y First Free Will Baptist Chipley will be presenting their Christmas Cantata, Peace, Hope, and Joy, at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate Jesus birth. For more information, please call the church ofce at 638-0598, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday thru Fridays.Jesus F irst Jesus Always MinistryBO N IF AY Jesus First Jesus Always Ministry will be joyfully celebrating the Redeemers Birthday from 5 to 7 p.m., Dec. 8. There will be praise and worship followed by a meal. Everyone will be given the opportunity to register to participate in a ChristCentered 12 step process. The ministry is located a Bens Place Animal Rescue on Sam Ard Road in Bonifay. For more information call 263-7693.S t. Mary A.M. E Church Missionary ProgramCA R Y VILLE The St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Caryville will be celebrating their Missionary Program at 3 p.m., Dec. 9. The guest speaker will be Elder Chester Davis, Pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Port St. Joe. For more information contact Sister Thynorl Yates at 584-1209 or Sister Vickie Broxton at 373-7112.S mith Chapel Assembly of G od R evivalBO N IF AY The Smith Chapel Assembly of God will be holding a Revival with Brother Dennis Tanton and the Vessels of Clay on Dec. 9 to 14. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each night. Pastor James Carnley and the congregation at Smith Chapel would like to inviter everyone to attend. The church is located at 2549 Smith Chapel Road in Bonifay.Assembly of G od plans W inter W onderland BO N IF AY Live Oak Assembly of God will be having their third Annual Winter Wonderland at 5:30 p.m., on Dec. 14. The public is invited to attend. There will be kids carnival games, a chili supper and a gospel sing. There will be fun for the whole family. Perfect Fit to be presentedBONIF AY The First Freewill Baptist Church of Bonifay would like to inviter everyone to this years Christmas Play Perfect Fit, on Dec. 16. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow the program. The church is located on the corner of Oklahoma and Kansas in Bonifay. The holidays can be tough SHANNON SEYLER Faithfully YoursT he O riginal F loridiansC HI P LE Y As part of Falling Waters Stat Parks 50 Anniversary they will be presenting a seminar entitled The Original Floridians from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at the Blue Lake Community Center in Chipley. For more information call 638-6130.Kathy Cullifer B enet WESTVILLE There will be a benet for Kathy Cullifer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Dec. 1, at Open Pond Pentecostal Church. BBQ pork and fried chicken plates will be $6 per plate. There will also be a silent auction. The church is located at 1855 Highway 179-A in Westville. A Celebration of L ife presented by Covenant H ospice MA RI ANNA Covenant Hospice invites you to join us for our annual Tree of Lights a Celebration of Life beginning at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Evangel Worship Center, located at 2645 Pebble Hill Road in Marianna. The ceremony will feature speakers reections, recitation of loved ones names, holiday music, refreshments and fellowship.Nancy S pringer B ook S igning C HI P LE Y The public is invited to attend a book signing for our celebrated local author, Nancy Springer, at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Holmes County Public Library annex. Dark Lie is her new psychological thriller a fast paced, gripping, chilling, edge of your seat suspense novel. Nancy Springer has written more than 50 novels for adults, young adults, and children, in genres including mythic fantasy, contemporary ction, magical realism, horror and mystery. All proceeds from this event will benet the Holmes County Public Library. Refreshments will be served.City of B onifay Christmas ParadeBO N IF AY The annual City of Bonifay Christmas Parade and Celebration in the park will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade of lights will begin at 6 p.m. and will proceed to Veterans Memorial Park. Following the parade, please join us at Veterans Memorial Park for a visit with Santa and Bonifay Fire-Rescues Hotdogs and Hot Chocolate. Ultimate Production Company will provide musical entertainment while you enjoy fellowship around the bonre surrounded by a park full of Christmas Lights. There is no registration necessary for the parade and lineup will be at 5:30 p.m. at Bonifay Elementary School. Cottondale Christmas ParadeC OTTO N D A LE Cottondale is happy to announce our Christmas Parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Dec. 8. There is no entrance fee or limit to the number of entries. For more information please contact City Hall oat 3524361 or email them at tbrannencoc@embarqmail. co m .T woT oed T om garage saleESTO The Two-Toed Tom festival will be having a Christmas Garage sale on Dec. 8 at John Clark Park. The sale will begin at 7 a.m. There will also be a bake sale. Spots are going fast so call Darlene at 263-3201 to get yours. Spots are $10 for inside and $5 for outside. Council on Aging Christmas DinnerW ASHINGTON COUNTY The Annual Christmas dinner for the Washington County Council on Aging for seniors 60 or older will be held Dec. 11, at the Ag center on hwy 90 Chipley. The time will be from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. We will have free food, entertainment, and door prizes. Please call the Council On Aging for reservations and transportation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. CHS Jouniorettes Helping Victims of Hurricane SandyCHIPLEY The Chipley High School Jouniorettes will be collecting items need for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. They are in need of such items as water, blankets, socks, gloves, clothing, canned goods, diapers, and so much more. These items will be collected at Chipley High School until Dec. 15. For more information contact Dawn Gentry at Dawn_Gentry@ washington.k12..u s or at 638-6100 Ext. 526, you may also contact Carolyn Saunders at 638-4640.Santa is Coming to Ponce de Leon PONCE DE LEON Bring your child to see Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Ponce de Leon Town Hall. Each child will receive a candy bag and a present. Cameras are welcome. For more information contact the Town Hall at 836-4361.Kid Safety and Fun ExpoCHIPLEY MPE and H&H will sponsor a Free Kid Safety and Fun Expo, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Dec. 15, at Wal-Mart in Chipley. There will be baby twin deer at the expo and much, much more.T urkey ShootGRITNEY The Gritney Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a Turkey Shoot at 10 a.m. on Dec. 15. Shots will be $3 and you will have a chance to win a turkey or a ham. There will also be a rafe for gift certicates. The Fire Department is located at 2141 Tobe Retherford Road in Bonifay. Community EVENTS CHARITY OF THE WEEK T oys for T ots Toys for Tots got its start in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists in California distributed thousands of Christmas toys to disadvantaged children. The project was so successful that it was backed by the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948, becoming a nationwide campaign. Toys for Tots has now given out nearly 450 million toys. They once distributed used toys, but since the 1980s, only accept new toys. Local toy collections begin in October and last until mid-to-late December. Toys for Tots works with individuals, communities and corporations to help provide toys for children who might otherwise not receive any gifts during the holiday season. Marine Toys for Tots Foundation http://www.toysfortots.org / The Cooper Center 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive Triangle, VA 22172-1776 E-mail: email@example.com HA VE SO M ETHI N G TO S AY ? Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for verication purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@ chipleypaper.com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212.
CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, December 1, 2012 Washington County News | A5 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 12-00005-CA FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. GARY L. HUGHES and DEBRA KAY HUGHES A/K/A DEBBIE KAY HUGHES, et.al. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Oct 23, 2012, and entered in 12-00005-CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and GARY HUGHES; DEBRA KAY HUGHES A/K/A DEBBIE KAY HUGHES; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1 N/K/A CHELSEA SUGGS; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 are the Defendant(s). Linda Hayes Cook as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash the Front of the Washigton County Courthosue 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428, at 11:00 AM on Dec. 12, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF A DIRT ROAD A DISTANCE OF 440.5 FEET, THENCE S 80 45 W A DISTANCE OF 20.0 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SAID DIRT ROAD AND ALSO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE S 80 45 W A DISTANCE OF 210.0 FEET, THENCE S 1 30 E A DISTANCE OF 210.0 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A DIRT ROAD, THENCE N 80 45 E ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 210.0 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF A DIRT ROAD, THENCE N 1 30 W ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 210.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; SAID LAND LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26 day of Oct, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook As Clerk of the Court By:K. McDaniel As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717, Hearing Impaired: Dial 711, Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org Publish in the Washington County News Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff 3010 N. Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Telephone: 561-241-6901 u Fax: 561-241-9181 Published in the Washington County News Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 2012. ADVERTISEMENT TAMPA, FLORIDA: Notice is hereby given that the following property was seized in Washington County, Florida on February 6, 2012, for violation cited below: 2012-1818-000016: 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, VIN# 3D7KS28C26G105078 19USC1595(a) Bond Amount: $1,177.00 Anyone desiring to claim this property must appear at the Customhouse, Tampa, Florida, and FILE A LEGAL CLAIM in the amount cited above to such property within twenty (20) days from the date of first publication of this notice, in default of which the property will be forfeited and disposed of in accordance with the law. BY ORDER OF MARY ANN CRANFORD, FINES, PENALTIES, AND FORFEITURES OFFICER, TAMPA, FLORIDA. MARY ANN CRANFORD, FINES, PENALTIES AND FORFEITURES OFFICER. As published in the Washington County News Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 2012. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 12-72CP Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EARLENE B. SPEERS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Earlene B. Speers, deceased, whose date of death was February 27, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 2438, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is PO Box 647, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 1, 2012. As published in the Washington County News December 1, 8, 2012. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 67-2012-CA-000135 LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC. Plaintiff, v. ASHLEY ADAMS F/K/A ASHLEY LAUREL SEAL; SHANE ADAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE To be Published in The Washington County News NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 19, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 67-2012-CA-000135, of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC. is Plaintiff, and ASHLEY ADAMS F/K/A ASHLEY LAUREL DEAL; SHANE ADAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00AM, at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 on the 23 day of January, 2013, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: THE SW 1/4 OF THE W 1/2 OF THE S 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, LYING AND BEING IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT ANY PORTION OF SUBJECT PROPERTY THAT LIES WITHIN ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY. This property is located at the Street address of: 1446 Houston Rd, Chipley, FL 32428. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on 11/21/2012. LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF THE COURT By: K McDaniel Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P .A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone:(954) 354-3544 Facsimile(954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447, Telephone 850-718-0026 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. As published in the Washington County News December 1, 8, 2012. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 67-2009-CA-000451 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS INC, ASST-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBERT E. LITTLEFIELD, ET AL. DEFENDANTS(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 9, 2012 in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Washington, Florida, on March 20, 2012, at 11:00AM, at Front steps of courthouse -1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 for the following described property: PARCEL ONE: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1I4`OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, WASHlNGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROCEED SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 525 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SOUTH ORANGE CREST SUBDIVISION, THENCE SOUTH 59 DEGREES 23 MINUTES EAST 125 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 46 DEGREES 18 MINUTES EAST 125 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 48 MINUTES EAST 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEGREES 48 MINUTES EAST 120 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST 210 FEET TO THE WATER`S EDGE OF A LAKE; THENCE MEANDER THE LAKE NORTH 07 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 1 SECOND WEST 60.19 FEET; THENCE NORTH 72 DEGREES 22 MINUTES EAST 220 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH PARCEL TWO: EASEMENT COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, PROCEED SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 33 SECONDS EAST 526 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SOUTH ORANGE CREST SUBDIVISION; THENCE SOUTH59 DEGREES 23 MINUTES EAST 125 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 46 DEGREES 18 MINUTES EAST 125 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 48 MINUTES EAST 105 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE FROM POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 15.45 FEET; THENCE NORTH 54 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 29 SECONDS EAST 54 FEET TO THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE SOUTH 40 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 20.08 FEET (BEING A CHORD DISTANCE); THENCE SOUTH 54 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 29 SECONDS WEST 55.8 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 35 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 25.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 03 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 20 FEET; THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING CONTAINING .035 OF AN ACRE, MORE OR LESS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact ADA Coordinator at 850-747-5338, fax 850-747-5717 or at ADARequest@jud14.flcourts.o rg, P O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 As published in the Washington County News December 1, 8, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2666 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0403-0047 Description of Property Lot 47, Block 403, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Annette M. Kassolis Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on December 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on December 19, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for November $2301.65 Amount to Redeem for December $2335.31 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2593 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0378-0026 Description of Property Lot 26, Block 378, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Sindicate Investment Corporation Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on December 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on December 19, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for November $3676.60 Amount to Redeem for December $3730.29 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2742 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 06-0395-0014 Description of Property Lot 14, Block 395, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Robert Allen Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on January 9, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for December $2865.51 Amount to Redeem for January $2907.41 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8, and Dec. 15, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2667 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0403-0048 Description of Property Lot 48, Block 403, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Annette M. Kassolis Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on December 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on December 19, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for November $2291.75 Amount to Redeem for December $2325.27 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2666 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0403-0047 Description of Property Lot 47, Block 403, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Annette M. Kassolis Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on December 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on December 12, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for November $XXXX Amount to Redeem for December $XXXX IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2593 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0378-0026 Description of Property Lot 26, Block 378, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Sindicate Investment Corporation Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on December 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on December 12, 2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for November $XXXX Amount to Redeem for December $XXXX IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, and Dec. 8, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT TO CITY CODE The Chipley City Council will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING regarding adoption of the following ordinance on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 918 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, VACATING A PORTION OF PUBLIC ALLEY; PROVIDING FOR CESSATION OF OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES; PROVIDING FOR REVERSION OF VACATED REAL PROPERTY TO ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNER(S); PROVIDING FOR CORRECTION TO PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR FILING OF THE ORDINANCE WITH WASHINGTON COUNTY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Adoption of this ordinance will vacate a portion of public alleyway on the north side of 1264 Church Avenue, Chipley, Florida. All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the matter under consideration. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of disability or physical impairments should contact the City at (850) 638-6350, 48 hours prior to the hearing. For further information pertaining to the proposed ordinance, contact Dan Miner, City Administrator. As published in the Washington County News December 1, 2012. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2668 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0403-0049 Description of Property Lot 49, Block 403, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Annette M. Kassolis Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13th, day of November, 2012. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on January 9, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for December $2310.53 Amount to Redeem for January $2344.33 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec.8, and Dec. 15, 2012. CONSIGNMENT ART AUCTION on Dec 15, 2012 (Saturday) at 4pm. 9101 International Drive, Ste. 1008, Orlando, FL 32819. Artworks below $100, complimentary hor doeuvres and FREE ART PRINT for attending. Artists include Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Max and local artists. Call (866)537-1013 or visit www .Baterbys.com for more information or to RSVP Single white male retired Army SSG. Owns home, looking for relationship between ages 65-75. For details call (859)620-8115. Coin & Stamp ShowDecember 1st & 2nd Bay Co. Fairgrounds Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4 Free Admission Firewood. Smoking wood, Fat lighter, seasoned or green. Split & delivered $55.00. (850)547-9291 or (850)373-7027. Caryville Flea Market Produce, knives, Tupelo honey, westerns, movies, baseball cards, fresh greens, old tools. New & used stuff. Open Saturday 8a.m. Person who was short changed by mistake on Nov. 3 at 9-mile yard sale call & identify what happened (850)956-2601. Sale Saturday Dec 1st 9-1. Storage buildings by Johnson Pharmacy downtown Bonifay, Fl. Webkins, new trolling motor, furniture, toys, clothes & more. Yard Sale Thurs, Fri, Sat ., Nov. 29, 30, Dec 1. 2737 Jackson St., Wausau. 8 a.m.-until. Yard Sale. 1340 Forrest Ave., Dec. 1st, 8am-Until. Baby swing, carrier, small girls & ladies clothing. Many other items. GUN SHOWDec. 1st & 2nd Natl Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Text FL24233 to 56654
A6| Washington County News Saturday, December 1, 2012 CLASSIFIEDS 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* Airlines Are Hiring Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. Housing Available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)741-9260 Home Repairs Re-pipes, toilet repairs, handicap shower, ramps, bath remodel. 40 years experience. Master, light electric. (850)703-7502. Piano Tuning & Repair Over 40 yrs experience. Olen Barfield, 850-638-7105. R & K Lawn & housekeeping services. Cleanup and debris removal. Free bids for winter work. Call Rick (850)373-6110. Stuff for sale 3 miles north of Bonifay on Hwy 79 on the right. Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat. 8-1. Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2013. 850-718-1859. Wanted: Junk appliances. Lawn-mowers, farm and garden equipment, golf carts, satellites for free. I will pick up. Call (850)-547-0088 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Stevens Transport! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job Ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Experienced/ Skills Cabinet maker wanted immediately.Please contact Carpenter Son at 850-326-8232 for additional information or interview. Wages will be discussed at the time of interview and require 5 yrs verifiable experience. The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the position of On Call Paramedic and EMT/NON-E. For application and complete job description contact Greg Barton, EMS Director at the EMS Office, Hwy 90 East, Bonifay, FL 32425, or (850) 547-4671. Please turn in updated resume & application to the EMS Director office no later than 4:00 pm on December 5th, 2012. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Install/Maint/RepairBURFORDS TREEForeman, Groundsman, Climber-trimmers. Must have valid DL & pass background check. Equal Opportunity Employer. Call Bill at (850) 336-1255 or Charles 375-9306. PC & Chipley area. Web ID#: 34233570 Text FL33570 to 56654 Loving teacher needed for 2 year old class. Experience needed. (850)547-1444. WIREGRASS MEDICAL CENTER & NURSING HOME 1200 W. Maple Ave., Geneva, AL. are currently accepting applications for: RN-Full Time & PRN All Shifts-Nursing Home and Med Surg Current Alabama license and BLS required, good interpersonal skills. Preferred: Previous experience, knowledge of computer operations, and data entry skills. For Nursing Home-long term care experience is required. Kitchen Supervisor Temporary Serve Safe Certification required, management or supervisory experience required, good interpersonal skills and ability to work close with others. A good extra income for the holidays. CNA(s) Full Time & Part Time in NH Setting Current CNA certification required, ability to work closely with others. Preferred: high school diploma, previous nursing home experience. LPN, Full Time or PRN-Nursing Home and Sr. Care Unit (Current Alabama license and BLS required, good interpersonal skills. Preferred: experience as a bedside nurse in a nursing home environment) RN Supervisor Full Time-Nursing Home Long term care experience a must, Alabama licensure required, supervisory experience, excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task & problem solve, ability to work autonomously. Patient Access Clerk Full Time (High school diploma or equivalent required, basic knowledge of computer and calculator operations, basic knowledge of medical terminology and insurance preferred, excellent communication skills, able to work in a close environment with others.) MHT, PRN-Senior Care Unit (High school diploma or equivalent, previous experience with psychiatric patient care preferred, BLS required.) For more info on submitting applications, see www.wiregrassmedicalcenter.org
www.washcomall.comWE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! of Washington CountyVolume 6 Number 2 Washington County, Florida December 2012-January 2013See CHAMBER page 11Greetings from the board of directors and the sta of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Is it me or does each year seem to go by quicker? is past year has been no exception, especially with the activity the Chamber and board has undertaken in 2012. e Chamber board welcomed three new members this year and shifted two members to the restructured Economic Development Council. Garret Martin of Atkins Global Engineering, Vann Brock of ABC Fence and Cypress Creek and Jan Page of Community South Credit Union have already been very active in their new board roles. Veteran board members Kim Wilson of One South Bank and Mark Hess of Ebro Greyhound Park now participate on the Economic Development Council. We are also saying farewell to Henry Stone of Stones Meats and Peggy Dobbins of Holmes Creek Pizza & Pasta Company, and thank them for their service to this Chamber. is past year the Chamber has also been very active within the component in acquiring nancing from nancial institutions. We hope to oer the same course in 2013. e Chamber also partnered with Florida Access to provide a seminar to assist businesses in nding nancing, especially those who might have credit issues. In May the Chamber, in partnership with Northwest Florida Community Hospital, the Health Department and several local businesses to launch WE CAN! Washington County. is national public health program is designed to educate local parents and children ages eight to 13 on healthy, nutritional eating and behavior, and reduce the risk for obesity and diabetes. In July the Chamber presented a Disaster Preparedness Expo Ted Everett Executive Directorcommunity and in support of business development. e Chamber partnered with Bay Solutions from Panama City to present a Principals of Management seminar which oered leadership training for managers. is excellent course highlighted how managers could enhance their leadership capabilities through various techniques. John Robbins and Shay Catrett shared with participants many dierent examples of how to increase managers potential and assist employees in maximizing their potential as well. e Chamber held a Business Credit Seminar for consumers and businesses in which many of our local nancial institutions participated. is excellent seminar was designed to help inform and educate the participants about their credit history and how to improve it. In todays world, a persons or business credit is the most important Strengthening business, community was Chamber focus in 2012
Page Two Washington County Business Advocate December 2012-January 2013 A Message fro m the President PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renew-ing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publications, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Eorts in Washington County City and County Events Ambassadors Program As I begin my last article as Board president, I nd myself reecting back on the year and thinking how fortunate I am to be part of the Chamber and have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of individuals. e business and professional leaders that make up your Chamber Board are truly a remarkable group that give of their time and bank accounts to better the business climate in Washington County. We are all fortunate to live in a community where we have such talented leaders willing to give back to their community. During this year, I had the pleasure of naming three new board members, Jan Page, Garrett Martin, and Vann Brock. Each of these individuals have already begun to make an impact on the direction of the board. We also saw the reworking of the Economic Development Council by board member and Chairman of the EDC, Gary Clark. As our only remaining founding board member, Gary provides the Chamber with experience and leadership that propels our Chamber to the forefront of regional rural county opportunities. Again, our community is fortunate to have such talented individuals willing to Philip PippinAs this year slips from our grasp and we usher in a new year, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce also moves forward another year. ere are some specic areas in which the Chamber focus on in 2013. several months the Chamber has been in the process of revamping our Economic Development Council. One priority will be to try and give more assistance to our local businesses and see if there is an opportunity to help them grow and expand their current operations. Citizens to shop LOCAL!! Every dollar Washington County BusinessADVOCATEA Publication of the Washington County Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Bareeld Washington County News Vann Brock ABC Fence Gary Clark West Florida Electric Cooperative Association Peggy Dobbins Spring Run Nursery & Florist Terry Ellis WestPoint Home Andy Fleener One South Bank Gerald Holley Attorney at Law Garrett Martin Atkins Engineering Jan Page Community South Credit Union Philip Pippin Pippin Appraisal Services Patrick A. Schlenker Northwest Florida Community Hospital William Steverson Kings Drugs Darrin Wall Gulf Power Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everett Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant email@example.com A Message fro m the Executive Directorgive of themselves. Another capable and talented individual will take over as your Chamber president in 2013, Ms. Nicole Bareeld. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Nicole during this last year on a number of issues and I am completely condent that she will lead this group to provide a new level of service to our Chamber and business community. My reection of the year would not be complete without a few thoughts about our executive director, Mr. Ted Everett. Ted and I have known each other for a long time and have watched a lot of water ow under that bridge, and not spent in Washington County turns over 6-7 times. is helps everyone throughout the County. time to bring relevant seminars and courses to our members as well as programs to our ird ursday Chamber breakfasts. Many are free to our members and some to non-members as well. I strongly encourage you to attend some of these workshops as the information may prove very helpful to your business. If you have a particular need which may be addressed in a seminar or workshop, do not hesitate to call me or come by for a visit. I would like very much to hear from you. As I look toward to the New Year, the Chipley Redevelopment Agency will see its Alleyway Project begin. e CRA wants very much to provide safer and more pleasTed Everettant connections into Downtown Chipley. Part of any redevelopment equation is to make any area one in which people will stop and shop and eat in an attractive, inviting downtown. While the Faade Grants and Revolving Loans oered by the CRA have made a dierence in the appearance of Downtown Chipley, it is only a good start and there is still much to do. I would like to note that the board members of the CRA are all volunteers and I would like to thank each of them for their dedication. I wish each of you a Happy Holiday Season and invite you to join us on December 20th for our annual Chamber Open House. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and remember to Believe in Washington County. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157.See PRESIDENT page 12 Ted and I started the year with a renewed sense of optimism for the direction of the Chamber and I must say, we had a really good year.
December 2012-January 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page Three Recognized as one of Americas top 5,000 businesses by Inc. Magazine!! You are cordially invited to join the Chamber in celebrating the Holiday Season! Stop by to celebrate the holidays with some good food, good music and good folks!If you have a special dish youd like to share, please drop it by and enjoy fellowsip with other members. NOTE: There is no Third Thursday program this month. January 17 Third ThursdayProgram: HEAL TH C ARE IN W ASHINGT ON COUNT Y Northwest Florida Community Hospital is a major employer in Washington County with approximately 270 employees. e realization of having a strong healthcare facility is vital to development and growth in the County. Join us as we proudly share our new Specialty Clinic education center, and hear the latest in healthcare regulations and how those changes may aect you and the future of healthcare as we know it. NORTHWEST FLORIDA C OMMUNIT Y HOSPITAL NFCH Northwest Florida Community HospitalWe Treat You Like Familybetter than
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INVESTMENTS Gary HartmanBroker Associate850.773.3338Fax 850.773.3332Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Knowledge..., the pollen so ideas blossom. Page Four Washington County Business Advocate December 2012-January 2013 Community leaders, hospital administrators and personnel, and local elected ocials were all on hand for the grand opening of the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center on Nov. 27. The Speciality Center houses three physician practices, an outpatient psych program, a 2,000-square-foot education center, and other programs including diabetes education. Dr. Gabriel Berry, Dr. H. James Wall and Dr. David Taing will all have their oces in the new facility, which cost $1.7 million to build. Starting in January, the Washington County Chamber of Commerces monthly Third Thursday breakfast meetings will be held at the Speciality Center in the education center.NFCH Specialty Center Open for Business
December 2012-January 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page Five Your business identity: What you dont knowCourtesy of Enterprise Florida By now we have all heard of identity theft. You may even have been a victim. Identity theft is a pressing issue and creates enormous hassles for its victims. e good news is that the number of identity theft cases is trending down as citizens learn to protect themselves. But that is only true in instances of Personal Identity eft. A new trend is rapidly taking identity theft fraud to new extremes. Business Identity eft, is essentially the same as personal identity theft except, the identity stolen is that of a company or other business entity and the damage is usually much more severe. Criminals have identied creative methods for exploiting this form of identity theft. Most businesses are not aware of the crime or how they can protect themselves from it. In personal identity theft cases, the average amount stolen is $500. With business identity theft the average loss is $5,000. And in many instances, perpetrating business identity theft is much easier than personal identity theft. Beware Mr. or Ms. Small business owner, as you are the primary target of this wrongdoing. ieves are after small businesses because they do not possess strong IT departments or multiple nance sta members with the resources to manage and check corporate lings, bank accounts, or credit See IDENTIT Y page 10
Page Six Washington County Business Advocate December 2012-January 2013 THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS October and November Third Thursdays Clockwise from top left: Vickie Williams of Movies with a Scoop discusses her new business; Rep. Marti Coley addresses the members; Chipley Garden Club Rep. Edwina Cloud presents October yard of the Month to Carroll Lerner of 1276 Old Bonifay Road, Chipley; Ann Langston, Director of FSU Retail Merchandising and Product Development Center, talks about generational retailing; Chipley Garden Club Rep. Gwen Collins presents November Yard of the Month to the ARC of Washington-Holmes Counties, Inc.; Emily Clark moderates FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team from Chipley High School; Team coach Gary Clark gives background information and introduces the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team.
December 2012-January 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page Seven HERE WE GROW!1720 S Waukesha Street, Bonifay | 1044 Hwy. 90 East, Chipley | (850) 638-8376 Facebook.com/CommunitySouthCreditUnion Like us for special promotions!There are no small businesses, only hometown institutions. At Community South Credit Union, we believe in the power of your business to build our local economy, strengthen our community, and build a future for our children. We are Community South. CommunitySouth.net Heather Lopez Administrative AssistantTDC focuses on new plans for a new yearAs we come to the end of 2012 and say hello to 2013, the Washington County Tourist Development Council (TDC) has a lot to be proud of and more hard work to be done in the New Year. Dixie Majors In July 2012, the Chipley Dixie Majors was awarded the bid to host the 2014 Dixie Baseball World Series. In 2013, the TDC will be working to help the organization secure sponsorships to help with the lodging of the teams, coaches and Dixie ocials. is event will have an economic impact of around a half a million dollars for Washington County and will bring in individuals from across the Southeastern United States. is is the rst major sporting event that has ever come to Washington County and the TDC is condent that it will be a success. RiverWay South RiverWay South Apalachicola Choctawhatchee (RWSAC) will be executing its second grant from the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in 2013. is grant will include several regional familiarization tours for the media, plenty of PR for the region through its blog, social media outlets, website and other promotional opportunities. e grant will also help with tourism industry educational workshops, a regional summit and the creation of a certication/ambassador program with Chipola College in Marianna for tourism and hospitality businesses in the eight-county region. As part of the second year grant, themed tours will also be created which will tie into the eorts of the three county day trip program. Day Trip e day trip program, while retaining its general purpose, has had some changes to the way it will function in 2012. e TDC hopes to ne tune the program and have it launch sometime in 2013. e plan is to create a program that will run through the three-county region of Holmes, Washington and Jackson counties. Transportation would pick up tourists at their place of lodging and take them on themed or general tours of the region. Branding Campaign New in 2013, the TDC is going to run a branding campaign that will create a product and image for the county complete with a new logo, website and a clear plan for marketing and advertising eorts that will carry the TDC into 2016. e Washington County TDC is funded solely from bed tax dollars collected on overnight stays in the area hotels/motels, RV parks, campgrounds and other forms of transient housing. is is a special purpose tax to be used only for tourist development for Washington County. For more information on whats happening in Washington County, visit our website at www.VisitWashingtonCountyFL. com or contact our oce at (850) 638-6013.
ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Page Eight Washington County Business Advocate December 2012-January 2013 Legislative Update Washington County well represented on legislative frontAfter what some might consider a very long political season that ended just a few short weeks ago, it is once again time to gear up for the next round of political activity. e Florida Legislature will go into session in just a few short months and committee meetings are just around the corner. No matter which side of the political isle you nd yourself on, Washington County will see a few new faces representing us this year. Congressman Steve Southerland will be our new representative in Congress, taking over the portion of the Congressional district previously represented by U.S. Rep. Je Miller. Senator Don Gaetz will represent us in the Florida Senate and Rep. Mart Coley will serve as our new State Representative. On the state level we are fortunate that Sen. Gaetz will be the President of the Florida Senate and Rep. Coley will serve as Speaker pro tempore, two key leadership positions in the legislature. Shifts in all three districts tightened the districts to the east and moved Sen. Gaetz to the north to serve two counties previously served by Sen. Greg Evers. Rep. Coley is now serving in district 5 after redistricting moved her home into the newly dened house district 5. Your local chamber and economic development council will be working diligently to represent the issues of importance to our community and our businesses in Tallahassee this spring. One of our primary goals will be a move to expand the current enterprise zones in rural areas of critical economic concern to a county wide status. is will enable businesses throughout our county to take advantage of the business opportunities previously only aorded to those businesses within a small geographic area. As the political year begins to shape up please feel free to contact the chamber to express your views and opinions on proposed legislative issues. Rememberwe are here to serve the interests of the business community. Legislative Committee ScheduleDate Event Wednesday, August 01, 2012 Deadline for ling claim bills Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Organization Session Week of December 3, 2012 Interim Committee Week Week of January 14, 2013 Interim Committee Week Week of January 21, 2013 Interim Committee Week Week of February 4, 2013 Interim Committee Week Week of February 11, 2013 Interim Committee Week Week of February 18, 2013 Interim Committee Week Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Regular Session convenes Gary ClarkEDC Chairman
December 2012-January 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page Nine B: 300 N. W S. (850) 547-3624 C: 1012 M S. (850) 638-7892 M: 2914 G S. (850) 526-4411 www.ffsb.com EQ U AL HOUSING LE N DER a histor of STRENGTH a vision FOR THE FUTURE business forms all types WE PRINTMORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS Let our creative services design it for you Call or stop by for a free quote 850.638.0212 Chamber AmbassadorsSamantha Angerbrandt, Washington County News Sheila Barbee, ERA Chipola Realty Jeannie Betts, Chipley Redevelopment Agency Fred Buchanan, Buchanan Properties Dell Corbin, Corbin Auto Sales Melanie Davis, Regions B ank LaMerle Feistma, Kiwanis Melissa Finch, NHC Home Care Bill Gardner, U.S. Navy Ret. Debbie Goulding, e Goulding Agency Brenda Harris, Stephen B. Register, Jr., CPA Gary Hartman, Commercial Property Investments Cindy Johnson-Brown, Speech Language Pathologist Josephine Robinson-Floyd, Educator Kathy Rudd, Woodmen of the World Carolyn Saunders, Educator Wayne Saunders, Washington County School Board Luis Valencia, Valencia Jewelers Vickie Williams, Community South Credit Union 2012 has been an active year for the Chamber Ambassadors. Chair Cindy Brown has guided the Ambassadors through many Washington County events: January Ribbon Cutting DOT Park & Ride 3rd ursday Member Meeting March Washington County Pulling for Education Tractor Pull 3rd ursday Member Meeting April Chamber Annual Banquet Legends & Lore Ribbon Cutting Family Healthcare of Sunny Hills 3rd ursday Member Meeting June Panhandle Watermelon Festival Ribbon Cutting Ben G Watts Highway Dedication Ribbon Cutting Inkiction Tattoo Gallery Ribbon Cutting Sugafoots Cafe 3rd ursday Member Meeting August Wausau Funday & Possum Festival NCFH Back2School Fair Ribbon Cutting Dove Palace Restaurant & Catering Ribbon Cutting Talk O the Town Nutrition 3rd ursday Member Meeting September Ribbon Cutting Emerald Coast Hospie 3rd ursday Member Meeting October Fall Into History & Scarecrow Contest Ribbon Cutting Angels Buet Restaurant & Catering 3rd ursday Member Meeting November Ribbon Cutting NFCH Special Center 3rd ursday Member Meeting & Annual Meeting December Chamber Annual Open House
ADAM J. PEADEN, DPM Gulf Coast Podiatry/Chipley Ofce 1360 Brickyard Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-FOOT (3668) Credit Cards Accepted Page Ten Washington County Business Advocate December 2012-January 2013 HastyHeating & Cooling 850-638-36111050 Main St., Chipley, FL 32428CAC 1814468 ER0013265 Installation Residential/Commercial Serving the Tri-County Area Over 19 Years One of our greatest joys at Christmas is the opportunity to express our gratitude, appreciation and best wishes to all our customers. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at1615 Main Street, Chipley 850.415.1320 Peoplessouthbank.comratings. A small business is vulnerable because it typically has two distinctions that make it a great target; a small and very busy sta, and readily available credit. As a result, 60 percent of victims of business identity theft close their doors within one year. Business identity theft is perpetrated in a number of ways. In many instances thieves simply use information gathered from the Department of States records. Additionally, they fraudulently alter those same records, and then use the altered records to purchase easily fenced products. In other cases, they use the altered information to get contracts and collect cash for work performed leaving the original entity with the tax burden. Regardless of the method, the original business entity is left ghting for its life in the aftermath of the crime, and statistics indicate that as many as 60% will close their doors within one year. Floridas Department of State is working on a multi-pronged plan of attack with the goal of protecting the states business owners from identity theft. As soon as these strategies are in place, we will announce them to the public. In the meantime, there are multiple steps you should do to protect your business. To begin with, learn about business identity theft. e National Association of Secretaries of State has an excellent website with a great deal of information on the subject. You can nd out more at by going towww.nass. org and clicking on the business identity theft link. Second, go to the Department of States business lings portal, www.sunbiz.org and check your entity, even if you have dissolved it, for errors or problems. See IDENTIT Y page 12 IDENTIT Y from page 5
December 2012-January 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page Eleven MEMBERSHIP REPORTRenewals AT& T (1980) Colonial Restaurant (2010) Covenant Hospice (2002) Early Learning Coalition of NW FL (2010) HT Marine Services (2000) Grimail Crawford, Inc. (2007) Gulf Power Company (1980) Hatch Mott MacDonald ((2011) Holmes County Realty (2011) Hortons Chipley Heating & Cooling (2010) Hoover Mill, Inc. (2010) Metric Engineering, Inc. (2005) Panama Business Machines (2009) PowerSouth Energy Cooperative (2010) Southern Financial Group (2007) Spring Run Nursery & Florist (2000) Sheila Barbee, P.A. (2011) New Members Nichols & Associates of Bay County (2012) EDC Investors AT&T Gulf Power Company Hoover Mill, Inc. TOTAL MEMBERS: 331 CHAMBER from page 1in partnership with the Washington County Emergency Management Operations Center. e Expo provided valuable consumer and business information, access to supplies and services and a wealth of information on what to do before, during and after any kind of disaster. Knowing what can be done to protect your family, employees and businesses is very important to minimizing the damage from a disaster or severe-weather event. e theme throughout this past year was to bring as many relevant seminars and workshops in which our businesses could participate to improve and/ or strengthen their own business. Todays economy takes adaptive techniques to survive. One of the Chambers top goals next year is to oer programs to help our local businesses grow and expand. As a Chamber member, many of these courses are free to you and we welcome your participation. ese courses and seminars are all part of the value of being a Chamber member. Looking toward next year the Chamber plans to host or sponsor more seminars and workshops for Washington County business and consumer communities. In fact, we are already planning a seminar with Bay Solutions for January. More information will be forthcoming but you do not want to miss this course.
Page Twelve Washington County Business Advocate December 2012-January 2013Presorted Standard U.S. PostagePAIDPermit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! 3 6:30 pm -Sunny Hills Civic Association 5 pm -Chipley City Council Workshop 7 6 pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop 8 6 pm -Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm -Ebro Town Council 6 pm -Caryville Town Council 9 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 14 5:30 pm -Washington County School Board Meeting 7 pm -Vernon City Council Meeting 17 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 7:30 am -Chamber 3rd Thurs. Mtg @ NFCH Sp Ctr 21 6 pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop NoonChamber Ambassador Mtg. 21 Martin Luther King Birthday Chamber Closed 23 4 pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 26 Full Wolf Moon 28 4 pm -TDC Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm -Vernon Town Council Meeting 30 6 pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop JANUARYEvery Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm-Farmers Market Open 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum OpenDECEMBEREvery Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm-Farmers Market Open 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 1 3:30 pm Chipley Christmas Parade 7 pm STP Home for Christmas @ Playhouse 3 6 pm.Vernon Town Council Workshop 6 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association Mtg. 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 8 Hanukkah 10 am-Wausau Christmas Parade 1 pm Vernon Christmas Parade 10 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 11 7 am Town of Wausau Elections 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 12 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 13 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 17 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 20 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 11am-2pm-Chamber Open House672 5th, Chipley 21-1/4 Wash. Co. Schools Closed 21-1/1 Chamber Oces Closed 24 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS 26 Kwanzaa 28 Full Cold Moon 31 NEW YEARS EVE Stay Safe! Upcoming Events December7 Pearl Harbor Day 22 First Day of Winter (Winter SolsticeJanuary20 Inauguration Day 21 Martin Luther King BirthdayPRESIDENT from page 2If you see records that are incorrect, contact the Division of Corporations. While you are on our website, make sure the email address on le is correct and one you check regularly. Finally, contact your businesses creditors, to make sure there is nothing suspicious going on with your accounts. Most creditors have the ability for you to put a hold on your credit, preventing someone from opening a new account without your authorization, so ask your creditor(s) to turn on this feature. Enterprise Florida is the ocial economic development organization for the State of Florida. IDENTITY from page 10just the one on Hard Labor Creek. Ted and I started the year with a renewed sense of optimism for the direction of the Chamber and I must say, we had a really good year. From revamped ird ursday speakers and breakfast, to business coee breaks, to partnerships with Northwest Florida Community Hospital, to pushing for a new EDC board, to researching industrial incubator buildings, and of course continuing to breath life into In closing, thank you for allowing me to serve as your Chamber president. It has been a great honor and pleasure to serve the community that has supported me