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50 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM www.chipleypaper.com IN BRIEF NEWS Washington County Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT tiser chipleypaper.com By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Beginning with the slots referendum in January and ending with the General Election in November, Washington County residents spent much of the year at the polls. In addition to national and state elections, several local of ces were decided in the August Primary Election and the November General Election, and Vernon, Chipley and Wausau all had city elections as well. Washington County voters turned out in droves on Jan. 31 to vote in favor of the referendum to allow slot machines at Ebro Greyhound Park, but a fair number also turned out against the proposal. The countywide referendum passed with 3,792 votes (57 percent) in favor of adding gaming machines, while 2,832 voters (43 percent) were against the measure. In an election where for most the only choice was which Republican candidate to endorse, Washington County residents instead participated in one of the states more interesting, and contentious, contests. Most supporters of the referendum cite employment as a primary incentive for bringing slot machines to Ebro Greyhound Park, and the campaign run by Ebro owner Stockton Hess and son Mark Hess stressed the employment aspects of the endeavor. Plans call for more than just additional gaming at Ebro. Its part By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Although his art is whimsical, Nolan Windholtz said it carries with it a profound message. Ive been a professional potter for over 25 years now, and I started my rst pottery class and got radically saved at the same time, way back in 1986, Windholtz said. Pottery has been my primary income since then. Windholtz said he had taken his ministry all over the world, using his potters wheel to demonstrate the lesson taught in Jeremiah 18 in which the Lord told Jeremiah to go and observe the work of a potter. It was this example that God was showing that He is the potter and we are the clay, Windholtz said. It states, Then I went down to the potters house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, Housing developments top 2012 news By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY The year 2012 began with controversial construction projects proposed in Washington County and Chipley. The Washington County Board of County Commissioners nally gave the controversial Rhythm development, a senior living community, the green light in February after years of controversy and much discontent voiced to both the county commissioners and the county Planning Commission. I think my biggest disappointment is that I apparently havent done a very good job communicating with the residents, said Rhythm project spokesman J. Scott Henderson. Many of the concerns they voiced we have worked hard to address. Concerns ran the gamut from raised property taxes, storm drainage and an increase in the number of school-aged children but the recurrent theme was water usage. Im worried about water big time, Richard Odom of Chipley told commissioners. Not only am I concerned that they are going to use so much, but what are they going to do if they run over? Shut the water off on the old folks? The developers predict they might use as much as 692,000 gallons a day once the project is fully developed. This makes adjoining property owners nervous about their own wells going dry. I truly believe this is the wrong location for such a project, Chipley resident John Legg said, citing the delicate ecology of Washington County. Cottondales Brian Bearwood pointed out that Rhythm is being proposed for the last area of contiguous undeveloped land in the county. This area is an ecological hotspot, said Bearwood, who said he is a certi ed planner and landscape architect. Its been recognized as such since the 1980s. Mary Jo Hendershot of Chipley worried the project would ultimately fail, leaving the county with a blighted community. I believe if the comprehensive land use plan is going to be changed, it should be changed for the needs of the residents, not for the interests of some big money developers, she said. Attorney Linda Loomis Shelley of Fowler White Boggs, a Tallahassee rm representing the Rhythm development, A year of elections It was this example that I went down to the potters wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the 2012 IN REVIEW POTTERY AND THE WORD ART & MINISTRY Potters creations further spiritual calling PHOTOS BY CECILIA SPEARS | The News Potter Nolan Windholtz said it is his calling to spread the Word. Above, he sits with his most retailed piece, The Naughty Cat, known for its devious grin and feather sticking out of its mouth. See POTTER A3 See HOUSING A2 See ELECTIONS A3 Wednesday, JANUARY 2 2013 INDEX Opinion ................................. A4 Outdoors ............................... A5 Sports ................................... A6 Faith ..................................... A8 Obituaries ............................. A9 Classi eds ........................... A11 Fire whistle to serve as tornado siren CHIPLEY The old re whistle has been repaired and now operates as a tornado siren, according to a news release from the city of Chipley. The sirens will be activated when the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning within the surrounding area or when a tornado is spotted or reported by a public safety of cial within our area. Public safety of cials will audibly test the sirens between 3 and 4 p.m. the rst Friday of each month. Silent tests will be conducted to assure system readiness. The new siren has a generator that will provide power so the city will be able to sound them even if the power is out. Residents monitoring an AM/FM radio or television can receive alerts through the Emergency Alert System. Residents also can receive alerts via their mobile devices utilizing the National Weather Service alert system. The addition of the siren helps of cials better inform those who are outside or driving. The siren is on the water tower at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 90) and Jackson Ave. (State Road 77). Chipley provided the funding for the project. Site selection committee to meet CHIPLEY The Washington County School District Site Selection Committee for the Kate M. Smith Elementary School will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, in the board room at the districts Administration Building. Volume 89, Number 75 Prattler remembers retail in the s | A4

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Local A2 | Washington County News Wednesday, January 2, 2013 said the developers were seeking approval of comprehensive plan amendments, the Development of Regional Impact and the Planned Unit Development for the developers. Rhythm went before the Washington County Board of Commissioners Feb. 16 for nal approval. Shelley walked the commissioners through the major changes, page by page. Many of the changes came about as a result of meetings with the commissioners, the school board and the public, she said. Is the county adequately protected? Planning Commission Chairwoman Tonya Pippin asked County Attorney Jeff Goodman. From the county perspective, this document has been thoroughly vetted, Goodman said. You all have done your due diligence as far as the county is concerned. Where you have asked them (the developers) to give, theyve been willing to give, Goodman said. I dont want my recommendation to affect your decision, but I believe this document is legally suf cient. Goodwill Industries apartments In March, the Chipley City Council approved the initial zoning request of Goodwill Industries Big Bend to build a 15unit apartment complex in Chipley for people with disabilities. Chipley had a good feeling about it, and we knew from our service center there that there was a need for accessible housing, said Donna Warlick, vice president of housing development for Goodwill Industries Big Bend. We have been trying to put apartments in as many communities as we can. Based in Tallahassee, Goodwill Industries Big Bend has 313 apartments built so far in its region and is providing homes to 399 people, Warlick said. The 15-unit complex planned for Chipley will be located behind the Washington Square plaza on Main Street. One unit will be occupied by the building manager, and there will be four two-bedroom apartments and 10 one-bedroom apartments. The complex is expected to cost $1.4 million to build and should be ready for occupancy sometime next summer, Warlick said. The housing is being built with federal funds, and the rent will be pro-rated based on the residents income, she said. The facilities will be completely wheelchair-accessible, including the laundry room and community room. A lot of people dont realize what it truly means to be wheelchair-accessible, Warlick said. I had one lady at one of our complexes tell me that this was the rst time she had been able to check her own mailbox. The facility will be called the GIBB Chipley Village. Similar villages exist in Florida in Tallahassee, Panama City Beach, Marianna, Perry and Spring eld. Goodwill also has villages in Georgia in Thomasville, Bainbridge and Cairo. The apartments often exceed the American with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility, Warlick said. However, the Goodwill apartment project was not without its critics, most of whom expressed concerns for the safety of people in wheelchairs traveling along roads with no sidewalks. In November, the Goodwill apartments were back before the city council seeking approval of the projects development order, which passed with only council member Kevin Russell voting against the motion to approve. Two conditions forwarded from the city planning committee to the development order included increased street lighting for the apartment complex and location of the complexs Dumpster in a more accessible place. GIBB CEO Fred Shelfer was on hand to assure the council the planning commissions concerns would be addressed. We have a full-time apartment manager who is on hand to assist the residents, he said. If they have trouble getting their trash out to the Dumpster, there is someone there to help them. Chipley wins state championship Chipley entered the state boys basketball tournament on Feb. 29 with 23 straight victories. By lunchtime, it had 24 in a row and a state championship. Cameron Dozier scored a game-high 23 points and doled out six assists, as Chipley (26-3) routed Hawthorne 71-48 to win the inaugural Rural Class 1A title at The Lakeland Center. It was Chipleys rst state championship after nishing runner-up three times, the last in 1989. The victory capped an already stellar year for the Tigers athletic program, with the football team placing second in the state last season. You realize youre in a state championship game when you see the level of intensity these guys played at, Chipley coach Joel Orlando said. They put everything on the line, both offensively and defensively. Chipleys last defeat had Dec. 15, 2011, at Holmes County. The 81-75 loss punctuated a 2-3 start against an early schedule that featured three larger classi cation schools. It was this schedule, which included games against Class 5A Rutherford and Class 4A semi nalist Tallahassee Godby, that toughened Chipley. It was that schedule that provided plenty of adversity not only during the regular season but the playoffs. By the seasons end, the only adversity Chipley had was a fear of dropping the trophy. When you play against good teams and youre fortunate to win, it builds con dence, Orlando said. When you have con dence in young men, it makes them play beyond their potential. Chipley moved out to a 19-4 lead after the rst quarter and led 33-12 at halftime. Relentless defense and poor Hawthorne shooting put the Hornets (22-8) in a hole they couldnt ascend. Chipley had 12 steals and scored 10 points off of them, Hawthorne turned the ball over 23 times and shot 31 percent (20 for 64). The Tigers shot 51 percent (29 for 57) and had the look of a title team at halftime. They continued to display that poise with 19 points in each of the third and fourth quarters. Alex Hamilton added 16 points and gave out eight assists, and eight other Tigers put their name in the scoring ledger. Mayor, council member sanctioned Chipley City Council Member Roger Sloan and Chipley Mayor Linda Cain were involved in separate incidents that resulted in them receiving state sanctions Sloan for actions he took as a council member, and Cain at her job for the state Department of Corrections. On March 30, the Florida Commission on Ethics found probable cause to believe Sloan misused his position to retaliate, or threaten to retaliate against Chipley city employees, according to a news release from the commission. However, the commission found no probable cause to believe he misused his position to intimidate a city employee who was scheduled to give testimony in his criminal case because at the time of his alleged actions, he had not yet been sworn into of ce. The case stems from a 2010 altercation between Sloan and Tommy Ray McDonald Jr., who was a city council incumbent at the time. City employee Mary Jan Bossert was a witness to the altercation between Sloan and McDonald, according to the commission advocates report. Bossert gave testimony about the confrontation, in which Sloan used harsh language and poked McDonald in the chest, according to the report. Sloan was arrested on June 29, 2010, and charged with battery. Sloan was elected to the city council in August 2010 and took of ce in September. According to the advocates recommendation, on Sept. 15, 2010, Sloan went to Bosserts of ce to see about getting an of cial photograph and, while there, Bossert said Sloan went beside me and behind my desk, hitting the calendar that is on my wall and gritting his teeth. His jaw was very tight telling me what day he wanted his picture taken to be put in the lobby. I was scared. In June, Sloan settled with the Ethics Commission, agreeing to pay a $1,500 ne. Sloan received a $1,500 civil penalty and public censure, and reprimand was recommended to Gov. Rick Scott for imposition by Executive Order. I wouldnt go along with $2,500, so it we worked it down to $1,500 and public reprimand, Sloan said. The reason I did that was to save myself $10,000 to $20,000 in attorneys fees. Sloan said all cities have municipal liability insurance that is supposed to cover of cials attorney fees, but Chipleys policy would not cover his case. If we had it, I was told that we didnt have it, Sloan said. We are paying insurance to some insurance company, but they informed me that we didnt have insurance to cover attorney fees. The city does have insurance, but because of the way the commission found, the insurance would not cover his attorney fees, said Patty Yates, assistant city administrator. Chipley Mayor Linda Cain received a 80-hour suspension from her job with the Florida Department of Correction in Jackson County for, among other things, falsi cation of reports or records, conduct which violates state statute and failure to answer truthfully questions related to the performance of of cial duties according to a DOC report released April 27. The report detailed an investigation into misdeeds at Jackson Correctional Institution in Malone that uncovered an affair between the warden and a nurse, doctored, deleted and shredded reports, negligent care of inmates, lies to investigators and a host of other problems. Cain, a senior health services administrator with the DOC, submitted two incident reports that were found not to have been created on her work station, but on Bracewells work station, according to the report. The report states that Cain signed both of the incident reports on July 25 and 26, 2011, the dates typed on the reports. Jeters signature and handwritten dates were the same as Cains, indicating the reports were reviewed by Jeter the same day they were created by Cain. According to the investigation report, it was determined that the reports were not created until Aug. 11, 2011, (so) it was not possible for Health Service Administrator Cain to have written and signed, nor Warden Jeter to have reviewed and signed, copies of the reports prior to that date. The investigation ultimately led to the termination of Warden Ted Jeter and Assistant Warden Carolann Bracewell. Wells Fargo Bank robbed Police Chief Kevin Crews told Chipley City Council members on Sept. 4 that an arrest had been made in the April 28 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank. I heard about it on Channel 7 News last week, Crews said at the time. Crews knew about the arrest, but the FBI had not made the information public that the suspect who was responsible for the Chipley robbery had been arrested. Someone dropped the ball, or we would have had our news release on this, Crews said. Michael Aaron Aldridge, 39, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested May 25 by the Sarasota County Sheriffs Of ce for one count of bank robbery. According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, Aldridge is suspected in 26 bank robberies 18 in Texas, seven in Florida and one in New Orleans. FBI investigators, along with authorities in Florida and Texas, are continuing to look into Aldridge for those other bank robberies. According to the Sarasota Patch website, Aldridge robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in St. Johns County on May 1 and another Wells Fargo Bank on May 11. Shortly after the Wells Fargo surveillance images were released, detectives were contacted by the FBI, who said the suspect resembled Aldridge, who was under investigation for multiple bank robberies in at least three states, according to the Sarasota County Sheriffs Of ce. 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Treatment of COPD, sleep apnea, lung cancer, emphysema, insomnia, snoring, asthma and bronchitis For appointment, call: 850-638-9398 of a proposed expansion into a $300 million resort hotel and entertainment center that would include 300 to 500 hotel rooms, retail, restaurants and an entertainment venue, Stockton Hess said. However, it isnt likely any hiring will be done in the near future state of cials have stated they plan not to issue licenses for slot machines at the park, while the Hesses have said they intend to challenge that decision. In April, the Florida Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling allowing Hialeah Racetrack to offer slot machines on Fridays, which could make Ebro Greyhound Parks ght to add gaming at their Washington County facility easier to win. The court dismissed appeals by Calder Race Course, West Flagler Associates and Florida Gaming Centers, who argued that when voters approved slot machines in Miami Dade and Broward counties, they intended to limit the number of permits to the seven pari-mutuels that were currently operating, according to the Miami Herald. This is certainly a positive thing, said Mark Hess, coowner of Ebro Greyhound Park. (Though) this ruling doesnt impact us directly, it does allow the Legislature to issue licenses. The ruling validates a decision by the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee last November that af rmed a lower court decision and said the law passed by the Legislature to allow Hialeah Racetrack to offer slot machines was constitutional. As the state Legislature readies to begin its 2013 sessions, gaming is likely to be a contentious topic again in Tallahassee. Vernon elects new mayor Michelle Cook was elected mayor of Vernon on March 13, defeating her opponent, DeWayne Carter, 59-51. Former mayor Al Mani decided not to seek re-election after four years of service. The last four years have been the greatest civics lesson of my life, Mani said. I know a lot more now than I did before. Its been a real pleasure, and I thank you for the opportunity. Mani handed Cook a baseball cap labeled Mayor of Vernon as the two exchanged seats after Cook was sworn into of ce. The new mayor declined to model the cap for the audience. Three City Council seats also were up for election, two of which were retained by incumbents Gwen March, who received 92 votes, and Joey Brock, who received 74 votes. The third seat was open because it was being vacated by Tray Hawkins. Hawkins said he intends to seek election to the Washington County Board of County Commissioners. Oscar Ward was elected to the third seat on the council with 70 votes. Ward died in July, however, leaving his seat on the council un lled until the next municipal election, which is planned for 2013. Lara Stucki, who also was running for City Council, received 40 votes, according to City Clerk Dian Hendrix. Chipley residents choose new council member City residents had to return to the polls in September to elect an at-large Chipley City Council member after the results of the Aug. 11 citywide general election. Incumbent Council Member Roger Sloan garnered only 88 votes, while his two challengers, Robert Bret Brown and Ellis W. Reed, faced each other in a run-off election on Sept. 11. Brown gained 182 votes in the race for the council member-atlarge, while Reed had 166. City Administrator Dan Miner said one of the three contestants would have had to gather 217 votes to have avoided a run-off. In September, Reed was elected to ll Sloans seat on the council. Reed defeated Brown 231 votes to 162 votes, with a total voter turnout of 393. Im all about work; I think I will enjoy it, Reed said after his rst budget meeting as a council member. I think it is going to be a great challenge. Mayor Linda Cain retained her seat as the Ward 4 city council member with 294 votes. Her challenger, Toby Murray, tallied 137 votes. Incumbent Karen Kinser Rustin also was re-elected to her Ward 1 position, receiving 332 votes, while her challenger, Levingston Hodges, received 99. Commissioner race results in recount Incumbent Charles Brock was declared the winner of Washington Countys County Commissioner District 3 seat on Nov. 9 after an all-afternoon recount of the countys more than 10,000 ballots. Brock, the incumbent in the District 3 seat, had 5,359 votes to Tray Hawkins 5,313 after the recount. Neither Brock nor Hawkins was on hand for the recount, although Brock was at the Supervisor of Elections of ce earlier in the day, before the recount started. Its going to be a long process, Brock said of the recount. There are a lot of ballots. Of all the races on the ballot in Washington County on Nov. 6, none was closer than the race for the County Commissioner District 3 position, which ended the evening with a 39-vote difference a difference that improved to a 48 point-lead Thursday when the Canvassing Board reconvened to count provisional ballots. The county had 11,035 registered voters turn out for the General Election a whopping 75.23 percent of the 14,705 registered voters in the county. That is a fantastic turnout as far as I am concerned, said Washington County Judge Colby Peel. Alan Bush carried the race for the County Commissioner District 1 seat, defeating Ross Pritchard 7,197 to 3,318, and Lynn Gothart took the District 5 County Commissioner seat when she bested challengers John Harmon and James Guy by carrying 37.2 percent of the vote she had 3,913 votes while Harmon garnered 3,389 (32.22 percent) and Guy carried 3,216 (30.57 percent) of the votes. Washington County also had a new school superintendent after the November election when Joe Taylor defeated Pat Aukema Dickson 5,570 votes to 5,022. Taylor defeated incumbent Sandra Cook in the August primary election before facing Dickson in November. Wausau seats two new council members One incumbent was re-elected, and two new Town Council members were elected on Dec. 11 in Wausaus city election. Incumbent Bobby J. Phillips was re-elected with 74 votes, while Marlene Carter Blount received 78 votes and Kerry J. Collins received 63. There were a total of ve candidates running for three positions on the council. Also seeking election were Hope Genene Hicks, who received 15 votes, and Shirley Culbreth Rightenburg, who received 29 votes. The way the council voted, the top two vote-getters each get a four-year term, and the third place candidate will get a two-year term, which is the rest of Rogers term, Riley said. The new council members will take their seats on Jan. 10, when the council will reorganize and elect new of cers, Riley said. Mayor Roger Hagan and Mayor Pro-Tem Gail Culbreth did not seek re-election, Riley said. Hagan, who retired both from the town council and from his job as public safety director for Washington County, was recognized for his 24 years of service to the town as well as his 36 years of service to the county. In February, Hagan was recognized as the Chad Reed Emergency Management Professional of the Year by the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association. POTTER from page A1 ELECTIONS from page A1 saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potters hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. Windholtz said his ministry stayed strong until 1999, when he halted from the ministry and started Round Tree Pottery. I also met my soon to be wife, Anne, who was a widow with three kids at the time, he said. Then we added two more after that. Then the economy started to take a downward turn. I supply over 60 stores, but even they are in survivor mode, Windholtz said. They used to order from me two or three times a year; now they only order from me once a year. Downtown Disney sells a lot of my work, and in a couple of weeks, Ill be delivering down to the Florida Keys. He said his art is mostly provided and shown in art stores, but it also is included in an art catalog that includes handmade crafts from all over the world. Each order varies, averaging about 80 sculptures. Im still very busy with pottery, but I love being active in Vision Churchs prison ministry with my potters wheel and traveling with my evangelistic and prophetic ministry, he said. My message is for the entire Body of Christ, and Ive found in these trying times, especially in my life as well, this message couldnt be more relevant. He is set up at the Harvest Vineyard Mission, north of Caryville in Bonifay. Im teaching pottery to the recovering addicts while theyre going through a discipleship program, and Im still supplying art and pottery to over 60 galleries nationwide, Windholtz said. Im thinking of emphasizing my ministry more in these times of need. Windholtz is available to visit churches for a demonstration by emailing nolanwindholtz@ gmail.com, or he can be found on Facebook.

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Opinion A4 | Washington County News CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: nbareeld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULA TION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Halifax Media Group. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on F acebook or tweet us @ W CN_ H C T Wednesday, January 2, 2013 During the peak of the Christmas shopping season, a news item in the local press caught my attention. It had to do with the return of merchandise bought during Christmas shopping, which for a variety of reasons, required a return of the purchase. My readers know that the Prattler had the experience of owning and operating catalog stores in Chipley for both Sears, Roebuck and Company and, later, Montgomery Ward. The handling of returns was a major concern to each mail order rm, and each stressed keeping that part of business to the lowest possible level. Management knew the high cost involved in the necessary, but costly practice of returning merchandise. It has now been more than 42 years since the Wells family opened the Sears Merchant Store in Chipley on April 2, 1970. Come Jan. 31, it will have been 39 years ago that the Montgomery Ward and Company Agency Store was begun directly across U.S. 90 from the Sears operation. Economic times had changed in the nation between the time the two stores were established. Our oldest son, Tim, was a prime mover in the day-by-day functions of both stores, and your writer is greatly indebted to him for his keen memory in recalling the details of setting up the businesses, especially the later one. President Richard Nixon, in an effort to curb runaway ination, imposed wage and price controls in 1971. After a bumpy two years, rumors of other government action, the Watergate scandal, the Middle East situation, rising oil prices, shortages of consumer goods and an overall weakening of consumer condence, Chipleys Montgomery Ward opened just as recession tightened its hand around the throat of the U.S. economy. With satisfactory experience with Sears, both as an employee of the company and as owner/operator, it is understandable and inevitable that comparisons would be made between the two catalog giants. We learned early on that dealing with the later company would be an uphill battle; however, we were too involved to turn back and proceeded to open and operate the business for almost three years. Wards had absolutely no established plan for setting up the display of merchandise allowed to be carried in the store. Whereas Sears provided a detailed, professional drawing, complete with required colors for the walls and a denite location for each item from the vacuum cleaners to the lawnmowers and appliances, it became obvious that no such guidance would be forthcoming from the Wards advisers. When the issue was forced with a direct question to Mr. Art Miller, the person assigned to set up the store for opening, he literally reached down, tore off a large piece of cardboard and began to sketch it by hand. His statement of, Lets throw some televisions here, lets throw a sewing machine and vacuum machine here... and the process went forward with this unorganized method of arranging the business. Instead of mailing our catalog orders daily by U.S. mail into Atlanta for lling, the reported promise of a more modern method turned out to be done by teletype, which operated off the telephone. When the teletype machine was nally set up and installed for sending orders all the way to Baltimore, Md., we soon began to see the pitfalls of that system. The daily handwritten catalog orders for customers had to be typed into the teletype machine. This cut small holes in the tape and gave us a hard copy in order to see what was being ordered. Their prescribed method of setting the teletype message on a small reel, attaching it to the telephone system and ipping a switch waiting for Baltimore to call our store was done in the wee hours of the night or early morning, thus activating the teletype machine and automatically sending the orders to the north for lling. Their system had a myriad of possible problems that kept the machine from functioning properly. Stormy weather, including thunder and lightning, were sure to throw the entire operation out of whack, thus totally preventing the merchandise from being ordered properly. The company had a maze of complicated codes designed to inform the agency of errors in ling. I dont recall near all of them, but I well remember a shipment lled with all the mysterious codes always meant bad news. We were fortunate to sell untold numbers of home freezers at a time when other suppliers experienced shortages. We learned to beat the system by ordering a freezer in a customers name if they showed a slight interest at all. If they did not take it when it arrived, someone else was standing by waiting for it. CB radios were popular during this time, when the 55 mph speed limit had been imposed. We did an unusually good chain link fence installation business, which saved the day for us. The usual contact with the home ofce seemed so far away and remote that we came to expect but ignore all the crazy bulletins and directives that came our way. When notice of having won a watch for selling the most washing machines came, we disregarded the message, knowing we had not won. We also knew no one would be expecting us to attend a store training session to be held in Baltimore, when the allowed driving time to get there was one-half day! The Montgomery Ward Agency in Chipley survived into a third owner/operator before the axe nally fell with all stores being closed, and hopefully, the person at the helm was able to recover at least a part of their investment. This is one of the many careers of your writer, which would be easy to strike from the record, but it is a real happening in my many experiences, and I am thankful for all the support of so many wonderful customers. It all ended well for yours truly, and I dont nd myself busily working all day long this rst work day after Christmas handling hundreds of returns, a time consuming process which always dipped heavily into the prots. See you all next week.B rowns integrity hard to match Dear Editor, I have lived in Holmes County for most of my life. I grew up here and graduated from Holmes County High School in 1999. I have seen a lot of good in the hardworking and honest people of our county who are willing to always help their neighbor even if it is at their own expense. Sadly enough, I have also witnessed the small town corruption that has quietly been swept under the rug for far too long. I do not wish this to be a letter of accusation of anyone; I simply wish to share some of my heartbreaking observations. As everyone knows by now, Zeb Brown, one of the nest administrators Bethlehem High School has ever had, was transferred to the Holmes County district ofce. No doubt, his good name will be the object of much undeserved attention and gossip. As a teacher under the administration of Mr. Brown, I ask you to question everything you will most certainly hear. I cannot be silent any longer about a sickness in our community that threatens to crack our foundation, a foundation of love, brotherhood and integrity. Indeed, integrity was a huge word thrown loosely about this last election. Let me tell you something about integrity. Integrity is a man and his wife who will stay at a school well past 1 oclock in the morning numerous times to make sure everything is perfect for a graduation, an awards ceremony for students, the rst day of a new school year. Many times I myself was guilty of thinking, OK now, this is good enough. Im tired. Lets go home. But no, Zeb and Lacy, his wife, who was always at his side, would not settle for anything less than the best we had to give our students. He always wanted everything just right for them. Sadly enough, a few individuals who were always willing to express their negative opinions on everything often scoffed at those efforts. However, Mr. Brown always held his head up high and showed what it means to be a true leader even in the face of adversity. Even when he got the news of his transfer, he remained calm and ensured each of us that he had to trust in the leadership of the new superintendent and asked everyone to show their support by continuing to do the good work that had begun for the students. He told us all that it was never about him, and he asked every one of us to promise him that no matter what, we would do whatever it took to give these students all the opportunities possible. I couldnt believe even when his foundation was shaken, he was thinking about the students. But I shouldnt have been shocked at all; this was always his way during his time as principal at Bethlehem. I know because I was there. I thank Zeb Brown. I thank him for being a compelling and graceful boss and true advocate for our students. I thank him for standing up for what is right and shining as a light and an example of what it means to be a true person of integrity. This is a quality we so often lack in our society. I hope that we can all learn from this heartbreaking situation for the Bethlehem community. A good and effective principal was removed from his position; it is just so hard to comprehend. Even more difcult to understand is how he learned of his fate from students and parents at a ballgame, who said it was being told at a community store for weeks, before he even heard it from his own boss. There is good in this county. I have witnessed this good. I have seen it in the hearts students who are looking to us to be examples of it, good that can overcome all the negative things I have witnessed. Let us break our silence, stand up for what is right and shine as a city on a hill, a city that cannot be hidden. We are the light of the world and of this community. Let us shine on for the next generation. Lets give everyone a chance to be the best they can be. Thats what Mr. Brown did at Bethlehem, and thats what he will continue to do no matter where life takes him. Amy Burgess White Bonifay Until the Times-Advertiser started printing my brother Perrys Prattle, I didnt make a practice of reading his column regularly, purposely because I knew it was likely to inuence what I write. Because he is a few years older than I, however, sometimes his memory of an event is a little different from mine. This is true of cane grinding. The yearly event he wrote about a week or so ago took place down the hill from our house at our grandparents home. I dont recall those events when the syrup was cooked in the round iron kettle. Neither do I remember ever being present when syrup was made in the huge shed called the sugar mill shed at our grandparents old, old home place where our Uncle Alex and his family lived. The iron kettle formerly used for syrup-making sat across the dirt road in front of our house in an indention in the ground and was used for scalding hogs. That was such a common practice at our home that I thought every home had one and was surprised that some people scalded hogs in a 50-gallon drum. That must have been a dangerous practice to lift a 200-pound porker down into a drum of scalding hot water. As a child, I wondered why the hog-scalding pan was called a syrup kettle. The syrup kettle I remember was a rectangular evaporator pan set atop a brick furnace inside the rst bay of the three-car house. The second bay was a raised oor where the boxes of half-gallon and gallon syrup cans were set during cane-grinding. Bags of guano and various other supplies were kept there, too. In the third bay, a one-mule wagon was stored along with wooden pegs for holding the cane shing poles. In my earliest recollections of cane-grinding, the mule pulled a long bent pine pole round and round to power the giant wheels that pressed the sweet juice from the cane into a barrel located on the ground sled (we called it a ground slide). When the barrel was full, the mule would be unhitched, and the barrel of juice would be dragged over near the evaporator where the juice would be dipped into the coolest end of the pan. In later years, our Dad bought a gasoline engine that powered the mill. Mr. Thomas Burgess, a good friend of our family, could repair anything, so he was a frequent visitor to our home during cane grinding. I believe a pipe system was later devised to get the juice to the vat, as well, but that could be one of those memories which my oldest brother Jim could refute. I have some distinctive memories, though, of cane grinding. First are the smells. The sweet smell of the nished syrup is the most pleasant. The greenish juice has its own smell, and the sour mash has another. There is also the smell of the mule droppings as it pulls the lever hour after cold hour. The cane skimmings as they fermented had their own beer smell. I recall one year some of the workers kept drinking the beer from the barrel of skimmings. They declared it very ne until they reached the bottom of the barrel and found a hen fairly well preserved in the alcohol. Other memories are washing, rinsing and drying jugs and jars to use for syrup that we kept for our own use or gave away. My hands were small enough to go into the used jars and give them a good cleaning. The gallon and half-gallon tin cans were sealed for sale. I also remember my sister Minnie, my cousin Lenora and I going to Pensacola with Daddy to carry a load of syrup for sale. He must have got a good price because we got to go shopping, a very rare occasion. Helping cook big country dinners for the workers around the mill is another winter memory. We always had a crew working as well as neighbors who dropped in for a drink of cane juice or a jug of the fresh syrup. Mr. Tom Collins and then his son, Mr. V.J. Collins, were the syrup makers I remember. That was a special skill to keep the liquid moving along the pan at just the right temperature. Piles of wood had to be kept on hand, and the cooker had to know just when to lower the temperature by dragging out some of the burning wood. He also had to know when to guide the nished product into the last division of the pan where it could be let out into the cooling box. Another job I often had was to ll cans and jugs, knowing exactly when to shut the syrup gate so the container didnt run over. Only a few families today practice the art of syrup making. Some make it a big social event with friends invited to share in the work and enjoy the fruits of the labor. Nothing is better than some good homemade cane syrup with some of Mamas homemade butter and hot biscuits. Wish I knew where to get some homemade cane syrup. Cane grinding, syrup making memoriesHAPPY CORNER Hazel Wells Tison Returns were dreaded even in 1970s SP E C I A L TO T HE NEWS Hester and Perry Wells are seen in their Montgomery Ward store as they appeared on the front page of the Washington County News on Jan. 31, 1974. Letter to the EDITOR Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. 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 2013, 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 PERRYS PRA TTLE Perry Wells

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OUTDOORS Wednesday, January 2, 2012 Page 5 www.bonifaynow.com | www.chipleypaper.com Send your Outdoors news to news@chipleypaper.com A Section Do you use a seat belt when driving? I once heard a trooper say he had never pulled a dead person from a car wreck who had his or her seat belt on. He had to change that a few months later. The world is a dangerous place and we all make it more dangerous by doing stupid things. The only problem is just what is stupid? Whats stupid to you might not be stupid to someone else. I have gone on and on about just how safe the Summit tree stand is. I can climb a tree, get comfortable and even take a nap if I like, and I usually do if I wandered into the woods before daylight. But there is a limit to even the safety of a Summit tree stand and I was reminded of that last week. If you are familiar with these types of stands you know they come in two parts. It works off the pressure you put on the side of the tree. As long as you are leaning back away from the tree it will bite into the tree. If you lean forward and take the pressure off the back of the stand it will lose its grip and most likely start to slide down the tree. These stands are safe as long as you dont try to climb a hardwood tree with slick bark such as an oak tree. Pine trees were built with these stands in mind. I tried using a safety harness when I rst used my climber and it almost caused me to fall out of the tree so I have not used one since. Some people will tell you that is stupid, but it scared me to the point I swore I would never try that trick again. Like I said, this type of tree stand is safe but it is not fail safe. I have had the bottom rung fall out away from me while coming down from the tree and a safety harness would have done me no good in that case. You just have to keep your cool and work the bottom rung back up with a safety string that comes with the stand. A man in Alabama was choked to death recently with his safety harness when he fell from a tree. Its everyone to his own taste. If you feel safe using a harness by all means use one, but they are not for me. Hooked on Outdoors Outdoor Life Scott Lindsey captainlindsey@ knology.net By MICKIE ANDERSON Special to The News Herald When wildlife managers imported eight female Texas pumas in hopes they would mate with native Florida panthers, they knew they were taking a bit of a risk. But a new University of Florida research study, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests their gamble paid off. Without those pumas, UF researchers Madan Oli and recent UF doctoral graduate Jeff Hostetler found that the probability of the Florida panther population falling below 10 panthers by 2010 was nearly 71 percent. We found that the Florida population wouldve declined, on average, by about 5 percent per year, said Oli, a UF population ecology professor and Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member. And thats essentially telling us there was a high chance that the population wouldve eventually gone extinct. There were an estimated 20 to 25 panthers left in the state when the Texas female cats were brought to Florida in 1995. Officials believe the population has since grown about 4 percent per year, and their estimate now ranges from 100 to 160, said Dave Onorato, a panther expert with the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions Florida Panther Project. Having a scientific study in hand that validates what conservation officials had believed would happen is helpful, Onorato said. It shows that the genetic restoration effort was effective at averting the loss of the Florida panther, he said. The Florida panther had been listed as an endangered species since 1967, and although it was named the official state animal by 1982, it was in peril by the 1990s. The cats suffered from numerous inbreeding-related problems, including poor sperm quality and other reproductive abnormalities, kinked tails, heart defects and heavy parasite loads. When the Texas cats were brought to Florida, officials werent sure how they would fare or that the breeding effort would work, but with the success of the genetic restoration, Onorato said a similar effort could be initiated again in the future. For now, however, there is no specific timetable for such an effort. He said the cats continue to face threats from loss of habitat, cars and inbreeding. Although they sometimes roam far and wide, Florida panthers the only puma population east of the Mississippi River are primarily found in the Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades ecosystem areas that include parts of Collier, Lee, Hendry, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. The recent UF study, which examined several decades worth of field data and genetic information about the panther, found that the robust survival of the Florida-Texas hybrid kittens played a large role in the panther population being reeled back from the brink of extinction. PANTHERS ON PROWL Birding, wildlife viewing trail signs something to sing about By SUSAN SMITH Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission There are new signs of economic opportunity and natural wonders in south Florida. Tourists and residents in 11 southern Florida counties may have noticed that directional signs for the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail were popping up all over the place. The signs direct traf c to 113 new birding and wildlife viewing sites from Sarasota and Stuart south to Key West, joining hundreds of other GFBWT locations throughout the state. Not only do these signs, bearing the swallowtailed kite logo, designate ideal locations for birding and wildlife viewing adventures, they are also a symbol of positive economic impact. Gov. Rick Scott said, Wildlife viewing in Florida is a major reason why our state in the most popular tourist destination in the country. I am proud that Floridians and our visitors can now better enjoy the wildlife our state has to offer, while creating more opportunities for Florida families. A recent study about birding in Florida indicated the trails road signs play an important role in visitors travel decisions. Of 1,652 participants, 65 percent had seen a GFBWT road sign, prompting a visit. We hope that many Florida families and tourists will follow these new signs and explore the trail and discover the fascinating wildlife these sites have to offer, said Mark Kiser, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Birding and wildlife viewing are important to Floridas economy, and the GFBWT program is an integral component of Floridas nature-based tourism industry. According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data, wildlife viewing generates more than $5 billion in Florida and supports 51,000 jobs. A recent statewide survey by Responsive Management showed that wildlife viewing is the second most popular outdoor recreation activity in the state (behind going to the beach) for visitors and residents. The FWC installed the trail signage with a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation and support from the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. In addition to signs, the FWC has produced guide booklets that contain site descriptions, directions and maps showcasing birding and wildlife watching opportunities throughout Florida. Wildlife enthusiasts can download or order the GFBWT guidebooks at FloridaBirdingTrail.com and Wildlife FoundationofFlorida.com Need further help planning an adventure? Use the Trip-Planning Wizard on the GFBWT website or download the free mobile application Nature Viewing Along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail at iTunes.com and Play. Google.com. A series of city and regional guides called Ready, Set, Go Wild is also under way; the Orlando guide is now available. For more information about this project, please contact Mark Kiser at Mark.Kiser@MyFWC.com or call 850-488-9478. Wildlife viewing in Florida is a major reason why our state in the most popular tourist destination in the country. I am proud that Floridians and our visitors can now better enjoy the wildlife our state has to offer, while creating more opportunities for Florida families. Gov. Rick Scott

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From the Associates of Store 2114 Way to Go Athletes Kobe McCrary Chipley H.S. Basketball, Center 11th Grade Congratulations to these top athletes! Shelby Samillano Bozeman H.S. Volleyball and Soccer 12th Grade John Mark Howell Graceville H.S. Football, Basketball, Track 12th Grade Josephine Carlson Ponce de Leon H.S. Basketball Softball 12th Grade Austin Boyd Bethlehem H.S. Basketball 12th Grade Shalon Robinson Holmes County H.S. Volleyball 12th Grade Nick Dahl Poplar Springs H.S. Basketball Guard 12th Grade Blaze Silas Vernon H.S. Basketball 12th Grade Nick Dahl Nick Dahl Josephine Carlson Josephine Carlson Shalon Robinson Shalon Robinson John Mark Howell John Mark Howell Austin Boyd Austin Boyd Shelby Samillano Shelby Samillano Kobe McCrary Kobe McCrary SPORTS www.chipleypaper.com Wednesday, January 2, 2013 A Page 6 Section CATHRINE LAMB 638-0212 | @catspitstop clamb@chipleypaper.com Happy New Year, NASCAR fans. This week I have for you the 2013 schedules for the Camping World Truck Series, Nationwide Series, and the Sprint Cup Series. This years Bud Shootout will be held on Feb. 16 and will be aired on Fox. The Gatorade Duel 1 and 2 will be on Feb. 21, both races will be aired on Speed. The Sprint Showdown and the Sprint All-Star Race will be held on May 18, and will be aired on Speed. Camping World Truck Series # Date ....................... Race 1. Feb. 22 ................... Daytona 2. April 6 ................. Martinsville 3. April 14 .............. Rockingham 4. April 20 ................... Kansas 5. May 17 .................. Charlotte 6. May 31 ..................... Dover 7. June 7 ....................... Texas 8. June 27 ................. Kentucky 9. July 13 ....................... Iowa 10. July 24 ........... Eldora Speedway 11. Aug. 3 ...................... Pocono 12. Aug. 17 .................. Michigan 13. Aug. 21 ..................... Bristol 14. Sept. 1 .... Canadian Tire Motorsport 15. Sept. 8 ........................ Iowa 16. Sept. 13 .................. Chicago 17. Sept. 28 ................ Las Vegas 18. Oct. 19 ................... Talladega 19. Oct. 26 ................. Martinsville 20. Nov. 1 ........................ Texas 21. Nov. 8 .................... Phoenix 22. Nov. 15 ................ Homestead Nationwide Series # Date ....................... Race 1. Feb. 23 ................... Daytona 2. March 2 ................. Phoenix 3. March 9 ............... Las Vegas 4. March 16 ................. Bristol 5. March 23 ............... Fontana 6. April 12 ..................... Texas 7. April 26 ................ Richmond 8. May 4 .................... Talladega 9. May 10 ................. Darlington 10. May 25 .................. Charlotte 11. June 1 ...................... Dover 12. June 8 ........................ Iowa 13. June 15 ................. Michigan 14. June 22 ............. Road America 15. June 28 ................. Kentucky 16. July 5 ..................... Daytona 17. July 13 .................... Loudon 18. July 21 ................... Chicago 19. July 27 ................ Indianapolis 20. Aug. 3 ......................... Iowa 21. Aug. 10 ............... Watkins Glen 22. Aug. 17 .................. Mid-Ohio 23. Aug. 23 ..................... Bristol 24. Aug. 31 .................... Atlanta 25. Sept. 6 .................. Richmond 26. Sept. 14 .................. Chicago 27. Sept. 21 ................. Kentucky 28. Sept. 28 .................... Dover 29. Oct. 5 ....................... Kansas 30. Oct. 11 ................... Charlotte 31. Nov. 2 ........................ Texas 32. Nov. 9 ..................... Phoenix 33. Nov. 16 ................ Homestead Sprint Cup Series # Date ....................... Race Aired on 1. Feb. 24 ................... Daytona Fox 2. March 3 ................. Phoenix Fox 3. March 10 ............. Las Vegas Fox 4. March 17 ................. Bristol Fox 5. March 24 ............... Fontana Fox 6. April 7 ................. Martinsville Fox 7. April 13 ..................... Texas Fox 8. April 21 ................... Kansas Fox 9. April 27 ................ Richmond Fox 10. May 5 .................... Talladega Fox 11. May 11 ................. Darlington Fox 12. May 26 .................. Charlotte Fox 13. June 2 ...................... Dover Fox 14. June 9 ..................... Pocono TNT 15. June 16 ................. Michigan TNT 16. June 23 .................. Sonoma TNT 17. June 29 ................. Kentucky TNT 18. July 6 ..................... Daytona TNT 19. July 14 .................... Loudon TNT 20. July 28 ................ Indianapolis ESPN 21. Aug. 4 ...................... Pocono ESPN 22. Aug. 11 ............... Watkins Glen ESPN 23. Aug. 18 .................. Michigan ESPN 24. Aug. 24 ..................... Bristol ABC 25. Sept. 1 ..................... Atlanta ESPN 26. Sept. 7 .................. Richmond ABC 27. Sept.15 ................... Chicago ESPN 28. Sept. 22 ................... Loudon ESPN 29. Sept. 29 .................... Dover ESPN 30. Oct. ......................... Kansas ESPN 31. Oct. 12 ................... Charlotte ABC 32. Oct. 20 ................... Talladega ESPN 33. Oct. 27 ................. Martinsville ESPN 34. Nov. 3 ........................ Texas ESPN 35. Nov. 10 ................... Phoenix ESPN 36. Nov. 17 ................ Homestead ESPN Schedules 2013 PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Even with back-to-back wins at Martinsville and Texas, Jimmie Johnson failed to win his sixth Sprint Cup Series title in 2012. At right, Kurt Buschs career hit rock bottom in 2012, according to sportingnews.com, yet the controversial driver continued to rebound from every setback during the season.

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Washington County News | A7 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Society Pete and Sandy Wyrosdick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 2012. They were married in Andalusia, Ala., and reside in the Prosperity community. They have two chidren, John Wyrosdick Jr. and deceased Jason Wyrosdick and wife, Missy. Pete and Sandy are celebrating with a formal night out with family and a cruise to the Bahamas. Kelly Leuenberger of Graceville and Kyle McCrary of Graceville would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kelly is the daughter of Tommy and Stephanie Leuenberger and Stephanie Ross all of Graceville. She is a graduate of Graceville High School. Kyle is the son of Ron and Debbie McCrary of Graceville. He is a graduate of Chipley High School. The couple will exchange vows at Salem United Methodist Church in Graceville, at 5:30 p.m., on Jan. 26, 2013. No local invites will be sent. The bride and groom would like to invite all family and friends. SPECIAL TO T HE NEW S Bonifay Kiwanis Club made a recent donation of $500 to the Ponce de Leon High Schools Sr. Beta Club to attend the Academic Competitions on Jan. 26-29 in Orlando. SPECIAL TO THE NEW S Kiwanis recently made a donation to the Bethlehem Culinary program in the amount of $100. Special to The NewsB O N I F A Y In the wake of the tragic loss of 20 beautiful young children and six giving adults in Newtown, Conn., you may nd yourself wishing to do more, give more, be more in the lives of young people today to help make a differ ence and change the path of our nations future, said Niki Craw son, Holmes County 4-H Agent. One way to do such is to become a volunteer in a local organization. She said it is common to be to feel a bit of initial hesitancy when wanting to commit as a volunteer. Financially, many of us are strained due to the economy, work ing long hours to make ends meet to care of our families, she said. Also, along with the demands of working long hours, we may be concerned that by committing ourselves as a volunteer, we will not nd the time to fulll our other commitments and obligations, en joy family and have time for ones self. And, even some others may nd that they want to give back by volunteering but just dont know where or how to get started. The good news is that if you are interested in giving back to make a difference in the lives of our young people and our community, you can start by volunteering with the Holmes County 4-H Program, she said. The Holmes County 4-H Pro gram is looking for adults and youth to get involved in 4-H pro gramming to make a positive im pact on our local youth. Recent studies indicate that youth spending time in positive youth programs, such as 4-H, are less likely to become involved in high risk behaviors, have higher school attendance and grades, bet ter conict management practices and better work habits, Crawson said. 4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 mil lion young people, ages 5-18, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. 4-H programming offers more than just animals and barns. She also said that 4-Hs learning opportunities are designed around four essential elements necessary for positive youth development by providing youth with: supervised independence, a sense of belong ing with a positive group, a spirit of generosity toward others and a wide variety of opportunities to master life challenges. A variety of fun, educational, social, and engaging activities are offered such as sewing, archery, science and technology, robot ics, and so much more, she said. These programs operate with vol unteers to teach the fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, learn by do ing experiences which encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. Your time as a volunteer will provide these youth the safe environment they need to pursue whatever interests, causes, and leadership roles that are most important to them and help to di rect them into healthy, productive citizens for our future. By volunteering with Holmes County 4-H, you will nd yourself able to give back to your commu nity, support your local youth, have fun in the volunteering process and still have time for you and your loved ones, said Crawson. Volunteering is easy and requires little to no specialized knowledge other than being able to work with youth ages 5-18, said Crawson. Adults ages 21 and older and Teens ages 14-21 are eligible to apply as 4-H Volunteers. The 4H volunteer process is designed to ensure the safety and security of our youth and involves a volun teer application packet, reference checks, mandatory background screenings, and face-to-face interview. The process takes little time away from the applicant and there is no cost to the individual. Train ings are offered on a regular basis to assist the volunteer at all times. Although there is never an obli gation to join Holmes County 4-H, we are so sure you will love it that you will want to join the 4-H family immediately, she said. We at the University of Florida IFAS Hol mes County Extension Service en courage you to step up to the chal lenge our nation is facing and join the revolution of change with our young people. Make a difference in your local community today call the Holmes County 4-H program to begin your path as a 4-H Volun teer a positive adult role model that will help shape our youths development and lead the path to a safe, fun, and bright future. They are currently looking for volunteers to assist in 4-H club meetings for sewing, shooting sports (archery and air rie certi cation) and robotics. For informa tion on how you can become a 4-H Volunteer or for more information on 4-H programming in Holmes County, please contact Niki Craw son at 547-1108, ncrawson@u.edu or check out our website at holmes. ifas.u.edu.A bout 4H 4-H is a community of young people ages 5-18 across America who is learning leadership, citizen ship and life skills. 4-H programs are available to young people in all 50 states, U.S. territories and U.S. military installations worldwide, regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.SPECIAL TO T HE NEW S Holmes Council on Aging celebrated Christmas and birthdays on Dec. 21. Our birthdays for this month were Mincie Carnley and Connie Moore Happy birthday ladies, from Holmes Council on Aging. HCOA CELEBRATES BIRTHDA YS Wyrosdicks celebrate 50th anniversary Golden anniversary Engagement 4-H Program seeks volunteers KIWANIS MAKES DONATIONS Leuenberger and McCrary to wed

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FAITH Section But when the holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be lled with power, and you will be my witnesses... Place your message here for only $8.00 per week. First Baptist Church come as you are Mike Orr, Pastor 1300 South Blvd. PO Box 643 Chipley, Florida (850) 638-1830 Place your message here for only $8.00 per week. Bear Wrongs Patiently th spiritual work of mercy is to bear wrongs patiently. Bearing wrongs patiently does not, how ever, mean being a doormat for others to walk on. It simply means that, regardless of the wrongs which we suffer, we should bear them all patiently. For ex ample, if you have had something stolen from your unlocked car, this virtue requires that you treat this with patience and equanimity, but not that you con tinue to keep your car unlocked. It is more about the attitude that you have concerning the wrong done to you. We might take a lesson from the ancient stoics, who counseled that every event has two handles, as it were, one by which it can be borne and one by which it is unbearable. Remember that everything here is temporary and that liars, thieves, and even murderers really have no power over our immortal souls. Finally, consider the example of Jesus in his last days. Faced with false charges and inhuman torture and suffering, he prayed for his accusers and tormentors. We should show patience by praying for those who wrong us, realizing that they are the ones who have truly been harmed by their misdeeds. BROWN FUNERAL HOME 1068 Main Street, Chipley 638-4010 Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser This Message Courtesy of For one is approved if, mind ful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have Gods approval. R.S.V. 1 Peter 2:19-21 Montana is a 1 to 2 year old male blue eyed border collie cross, about 40 to 45 pounds. He is scared in the shelter but very sweet and friendly once we got him outside. He is a strikingly beautiful dog and very alert to his surroundings, he would probably make a great working dog. Whatever his job might be in his new home he is ready to go to work, even if his job is just keeping you company on walks or bringing your slippers to you then keeping you company while you relax. Animal Control of West Florida is at 686 U.S. 90 in Chipley. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. until noon. For more information call 638-2082. Section A Page 8 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Library hours Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed Washington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Vernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach of ce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8-10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 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. to 12 p.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday. (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. to 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 1 p.m.: Writers Group meets the second Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 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: Homes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. 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. COMMUNITY CALENDAR By DR. JAMES L. SNYDER The fact we actually survived another year is a tribute to somebodys tenacity; I am not sure whose. I know the only thing that got me through the year was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and boy is she graciously tenacious. I was sure everything would collapse and, of course, several times I collapsed in my easy chair. It is a New Year, or so they tell us but I have my suspicions. After this latest episode with the Mayans calendar, I am not too sure what date it is or what year it is, for that matter. They certainly got everything wrong, and I have my suspicions about the rest of it. How do we really know that Jan. 1 is actually Jan. 1? Moreover, how do we know what year it is exactly? I think somewhere along the line somebody has pulled a scam on civilization and has messed up our calendars. If the Mayans got it wrong, maybe we have it wrong also. Whatever day and whatever year it is I am going to celebrate the New Year. If I am wrong, I have a lot of company. When we celebrate the New Year, there is nothing new about it. Everything we did last year we are going to be doing this year only we will be one year older. Perhaps as we get older we forget about what we have done and think we are doing something new. Hooray for senility! I really do not care about that; my philosophy is, lets do it all over again. If it is worth doing the rst time, it is worth doing again. This brings me to a great point, which is, some things are worth repeating while other things are not. It is trying to nd out the difference between these two that makes life challenging. I do not mind repeating things if I am in charge of what I am repeating. I think we all should choose what we are going to repeat. For example, I wish I could choose a year to repeat. If I could repeat any year, it would be 1971. That year represents the greatest con in the history of mankind. I am not sure anything like it has ever happened before or since. That was the year I married a young lady who turned out to be the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. What bothers me about this is why did she really marry me? Was it my charm and good looks or did she think I was rich? There have been times I have wanted to query her on this very subject but then, I am always afraid she will tell me the truth. I do not mind the truth of it does not involve anything personally. I just will settle with the fact that that was the year I conned her into marrying me. We have been a great team ever since. She has kept me straight and I have given her opportunities to exercise that career, which she has become quite pro cient. One of the great things resulting from this marriage is the fact that she has been faithful to point out my mistakes. Through her help, I discovered I have quite a few mistakes. I begin every year with a clean slate. I am able to celebrate Jan. 1 with no mistakes whatsoever but then the next day my wife begins the ominous task of pointing out my mistakes. This is a joint effort, which leaves me out of joint often. I have a little theory along this line. I think that if it is a mistake you have made before it should not count anymore. I think the only thing that should be legitimate to point out are new mistakes. I nd myself so busy practicing my old mistakes that I rarely get around to making new mistakes. All these years I have reveled in my old mistakes. Trying to nd something new is a great strain on my little grey cells. At this point in my life, they are exhausted and are encouraging me to rely upon those old mistakes and give them a well-deserved rest. At my stage in life I think new is overrated and, if experience is anything, something new is always taxing and in more ways than one. Do not let the government nd out that you have something new or Uncle Sam will come knocking at your door with a gentle request for tax money. There is an old saying that says insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting different results. Well, that does not describe me. I do not want different results. I like the results I have. I like doing the same thing over again because I know what to expect. And if ignorance in this area is bliss, I am the most blissful person on the planet. My challenge this year is to surprise my wife with some unexpected new mistakes. Just one! To get on the right track for the New Year, I start with the Bible. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). Instead of just celebrating the New Year, I plan also to celebrate that new creature in Christ. No mistake about it. Dr. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att. net. His website is www. jamessnyderministries. com Lets do it all over again PETS OF THE WEEK SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Naomi is a 1 to 2 year old female bully cross, about 30 to 35 pounds. She is extremely sweet, gentle, friendly and calm. She showed no fear or aggression toward the other dogs we walked by in the shelter and she just loved all the people she came in contact with. She is such a good girl and deserves to have a happy home can you help Naomi? www.chipleypaper.com

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Local Washington County News | A9 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Upload your Legacy guest book photos now for FREE! With your paid obituary, family and friends will now have unlimited access to uploaded photos free of charge. Find Obituaries. Share Condolences. Celebrate a Life. On the IMPROVED obituary section of www.chipleypaper.com or bonifaynow.com you can: More easily search the most timely and complete online resource for newspaper obituaries View and sign the new online Guest Books In partnership with Legacy com Find obituaries, share condolences and celebrate a life at or Ms. Lela Adrianne Murphy Davis of Curry Ferry Road, Bonifay, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was 32. Lela was born March 27, 1980, in Alachua County. She enjoyed poetry and scrapbooking. She was a very loving daughter and mother. Lela is preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Comer and Jean Curry Sanders and Chilton Still and Viola Simmons; grandfather, Stafford Lee Still Sr.; aunt and uncle, Connie Lynn Leavins and Stafford Lee Still Jr.; and cousin, Joe Howell. Survivors include one daughter, Jocelyn Kennedy Davis, Bonifay; one son, Remedy Elijah Boyd, Westville; mother, Brenda Lee Still, Bonifay; father, Alva H. Murphy III (Cindy), Liberty, Texas; grandmother, Brenda Gail Sanders Jones (Charles H.), Westville; half-sisters, Patrice and Christina Murphy; special sisters, Kelly Smith and Krystal Brannon; special brother, Kayden Leavins; special cousin, Renay Gilmore; and other extended family and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Tracy Hobbs and the Rev. Gary Armstrong of ciating. Burial followed in the Mt. Ida Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Friday, Dec. 21, from 6-8 p.m. Lela A. Davis LELA DAVIS Mr. David Franklin Ivey Jr., age 35, of Bonifay, passed away Dec. 20, 2012, at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. He was born Dec. 25, 1976, in Dothan, Ala. Mr. Ivey was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Louis Everett, and paternal grandparents, Thomas Franklin Ivey and Dorothy Henning Ivey. Mr. Ivey is survived by his wife, Melissa Ann Sparks Ivey of Bonifay; a son, Aidan Lee Ivey of Bonifay; a daughter, Cassie Marie Ivey of Bonifay; mother, Glenda Everett Ivey of Bonifay; father, David Franklin and Diana Ivey Sr. of Hartford, Ala.; maternal grandmother, Eula Marie Tenience Everett of Bonifay; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Gritney Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerrod Jenkins and the Rev. Preston Haddock of ciating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends one hour prior to service. David F. Ivey Jr. CSM Herbert Luis Gunn, age 86, of Bonifay, died Dec. 20, 2012. Memorialization was by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Herbert L. Gunn Miss Ansley Collette Petit, 5-month-old infant, passed away Dec. 18, 2012, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Pensacola. She was born July 17, 2012, in Pensacola to Monica Annette Kirk and Duane Gerard Petit of Vernon. In addition to her parents, Ansley was survived by one brother, Payne Ciampi; three sisters, Kaylee, Lacie and Mallorie Petit, all of Biddeford, Maine; maternal grandparents, Peggy Kirk and Hal Kirk, both of Vernon; Paternal grandparents, Lorraine and Gerard Petit of Saco, Maine; maternal greatgrandmother, Shirley Hammack of New Hope; aunts and uncles, Candice and Torrie Blackmon of Westville, Julie Milliard of Saco, Maine, Jackie and Robert Gagne of Saco, Maine, Joy Hawthorne of Saco, Maine, Danny Petit of Biddeford, Maine, and David and Mary Petit of Saco, Maine; two rst cousins, Laython and Clayton Blackmon of Westville; and several other cousins and relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m., Dec. 22, 2012, at Live Oak Baptist Church New Hope, with interment to be followed in the church cemetery. The Rev. Keith Mashburn of ciated, with Peel Funeral Home directing. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 21, 2012, at Peel Funeral Home Bonifay. Ansley C. Petit Mrs. Bonnie R. VanTuinen, age 88, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was born April 16, 1924, in Alabama to Benjamin and Ef e Pate Hagood. Mrs. VanTuinen was a resident of Miramar Beach, originally from Dora, Ala. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Hawthorne Methodist Church in Hawthorne, N.J. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham receiving her bachelors degree in education. She worked as a schoolteacher for 25 years before retiring from the Ramsey School System in New Jersey. Mrs. VanTuinen is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis Barbieri; second husband, William VanTuinen; one brother, Robert Hagood; and one daughter; Bonnie Lou Barbieri. Mrs. VanTuinen is survived by her son, Chuck Barbieri and wife, Betty Ann, of Chipley; grandchildren, Shane Stinnard and wife, Becki, Christopher Barbieri and wife, Kim, Ben Barbieri, Robert Vollbrecht and wife, Laura and Elizabeth Srodka and husband, Chuck; and greatgrandchildren, Devon Dodd and Colin Srodka. Memorial services will be held at a later date in New Jersey. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www. clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Bonnie R. VanTuinen BONNIE VANTUINEN Mrs. Lillie Louvern Sowell Brown of State Road 179, Bonifay, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was 84. Mrs. Brown, the last surviving child of the late Joseph Dupree and Eula James Retherford Sowell, was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Holmes County. She was a very talented lady. She loved owers and had gracefully mastered the art of gardening and was also an accomplished artist and seamstress. She was a founding member of the East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, her husband, Hubert Brown; one greatgrandson, Kreed Brown, as well as ve brothers and two sisters all preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Greg Brown (Lucianne) Bonifay; two daughters, Gwen Shehee (Jimmy), Geneva, and Deneice Cochran, Jacksonville; four grandchildren: Shanna Shehee Powell, Geneva, Derek Shehee (Marissa), Prattville, Ala., Creig Brown (Carrie) and David Morrison, all of Bonifay; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Emily Powell, Kelsey and Hadley Brown, and one on the way, Truett Shehee, and several nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church with Dr. Wesley Adams, the Rev. Don Gainey and the Rev. Gary Taylor of ciating. Mrs. Brown was placed into the church one hour prior to service time. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church, State Road 179, Bonifay, 32425. Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com Lillie L. Brown LILLIE BROWN Katie Deannie Loudine Andrews, March 3, 1935 to Dec. 24, 2012. Deannie passed away on Dec. 24, 2012, at Twin Cities hospital in Niceville. She was born to John and Pauline Williams and was married to Marrel O. Andrews, all of Holmes County. Survivors include daughter, Kim Mazza and husband, Allen, of Lynn Haven; grandson, Andy Powell and wife, Tamara, and Children, Meghan and Elana McCarthy; granddaughter, Kristen Williams and husband, Steve, and children, Noah and Ava, all of Niceville; brother, Art Williams of Lake Placid, and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The family is honoring Deannies wishes to be cremated and to be private. Her ashes will be placed beside her husband at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso. The family extends our sincere gratitude to everyone for their concerns, encouragement and prayers during Deannies illness. A memorial service took place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Home 1405 E. John Sims Parkway Niceville. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www. twincitiescremationsfunerals.com. Katie L. Andrews KATIE ANDREWS Obituaries Weight Loss Challenge planned CHIPLEY If losing weight is your New Years resolution, Talk O the Town Nutrition is sponsoring a Weight Loss Challenge, beginning Thursday, Jan. 3. The public is invited to join in the eight-week weight loss course, which will include a personal coach, a free meal plan, group support and helpful tips and information on nutrition and long-term health. Cost to participate is $35, with the fees being divided among the top four contestants who lose the most weight. First place will be 50 percent of the money raised, second place will be 25 percent, third place will be 15 percent and the person who loses the most inches will get 10 percent of the fees raised. Competition size is limited to 50 contestants. For more information, call 638-8943 or 832-4953. Bene t Lunch GRACEVILLE There will be a bene t lunch for Deputy Matt Kersey and his family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the Circle Grill in Graceville. Matt suffered complications after having open heart surgery and has been transferred to UAB in Birmingham, Ala. Lunch will consist of fried steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and tea. Tickets for plates will be $7. Tickets may be purchased from the Circle Grill in Graceville and at the Holmes County Sheriffs Of ce. Plates will be served at the Circle Grill or may be got to go. For more information call the Circle Grill at 263-3292 or the Holmes County Sheriffs Of ce at 547-4421. Open Auditions for Agatha Christies The Mousetrap CHIPLEY The Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold open auditions for the Agatha Christies melodrama, The Mousetrap, on Jan. 7 and 8. The auditions will be held at 6 p.m. nightly at the Spanish Trail Playhouse at the Historic Chipley High School in Chipley. The Mousetrap, written by Agatha Christie and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., will take the stage March 15-17 and will mark the rst production of Season 6. This production is not a musical, and no prior acting experience is necessary. Audition packets for the production are currently available at the Washington County Public Library. Director Rosalyn Scott will be casting ve men and three women to ll the following roles: Mollie Ralston She recently married to Giles. Together they have started a guesthouse, the Monkswell Manor. She is a strong woman with a gentle soul and though she is determined to take the very best care of her guests, she is obviously in over her head. Giles Ralston He is married to Mollie, whom he loves and supports. He is ercely protective of her and can be prone to jealousy. Christopher Wren Is a amboyantly outspoken young man. The rst guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something, but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents. Mrs. Boyle She is a critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes. Major Metcalf He is retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf. Miss Casewell She is a strange, aloof and masculine woman who speaks offhandedly about the horri c experiences of her childhood. Mr. Paravicini He is a continental gentlemen, probably Italian, and is roguish, charming and very mysterious. A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and arti cially aged with make-up. Detective Sergeant Trotter He is policeman who arrives in a snow storm saying he has come to protect the guests from the murderer. He is handsome and caring and is meticulous as well as courteous in his investigation. To inquire about a certain role or any other question pertaining to the production of The Mousetrap, please email Director Rosalyn Scott at roziebscott@ att.net. You may also contact the Spanish Trail Playhouse at spanishtrailplayhouse@ gmail.com or visit www. spanishtrailplayhouse. com for more information. Bridal Extravaganza CHIPLEY The 2013 Bridal Extravaganza will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Washington County Ag. Center in Chipley. This is a free event. For more information, call 638-2898. Community EVENTS

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Local A10 | Washington County News Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Special to the News CHIPLEY A convoy of Gulf Power Company crews were northbound on their way to Arkansas Thursday to assist Entergy Arkansas with restoration efforts following a snowstorm that dropped six to 12 inches of snow and snapped trees and power lines on Christmas Day. A total of 28 line crew personnel and 15 support personnel headed to the Little Rock area. As of Thursday morning, Arkansas Entergy reported 140,000 customers still without power from a high of 194,000 outages. Our crews are experienced in storm restoration, and were always ready to help out other utilities in times of need, said Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power Corporate Communications manager. And this experience and keeping skills sharp is a great value for our customers it means faster restoration right here at home. This is the fth storm restoration trip that Gulf Power crews have made in the last six months. A restoration crew spent 17 days restoring power in Philadelphia and New Jersey during November after Hurricane Sandy struck. Our crews will arrive in Arkansas tonight and begin work to restore power, Rogers said. They will be focused on getting customers power back on as quickly and safely as possible. Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility with all of its common stock owned by Atlantabased Southern Company. Gulf Power serves more than 430,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. Special to the News GAINESVILLE The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 27th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Come be swept away by medieval magic as troupes of actors, street performers and musicians journey back to the days of yore on Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 1-3. Revel in the sights and sounds of one of North Central Floridas premiere events. For two consecutive weekends, the Alachua County Fairgrounds will transform into a medieval marketplace during the 27th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. The blasts of trumpets mingle with the laughter of children as the kingdom of Hoggetowne opens its gates. Dancers and singers in medieval garb captivate crowds, while hundreds of artisans sell jewelry, handblown glassware, wood carvings and medieval clothing. Guests can enjoy acts on eight stages of entertainment, with performances by gypsy dancers and mystifying magicians. On the jousting eld, armored knights battle one another from horseback for the honor of the King and Queen. Another battle brews during the living chess match where King Arthurs Knights of the Round Table battle the forces of evil. Children can embark on their own adventures by enjoying human-powered push rides and camel, elephant and pony rides. Guests who arrive early will be greeted by a gathering of performers, actors and characters. Linda Piper, festival coordinator, echoes the sentiments of many when she describes this unique meet and greet as her favorite part of the day. Join the crowd and cheer for your favorite contender as mounted knights joust in full plate armor on the tournament eld. Applaud street performers who dance, juggle and jest for your amusement. Listen to minstrels playing period music and enjoy continuous live entertainment on eight stages. Browse through the bustling medieval marketplace for that perfect gift or trinket. Watch and enjoy as King Arthurs Knights of the Round Table battle the forces of evil as pieces on a living chessboard, or test your own skills in games of chance, strength and skill. Watch and learn as more than 160 artisans demonstrate their skills in blacksmithing, weaving, leatherworking, woodcarving, pottery and much more. Indulge in a feast t for a king in our food court, where you can nd sweet potato fries, bloomin onions and our famous giant turkey legs. Great Wares and Fine Food The Faire showcases more than 160 talented artisans and craftspeople from all over the countryside, who arrive at Hoggetowne to display and sell a variety of goods. At the marketplace, visitors will nd oneof-a-kind blacksmithing, jewelry, stone and wood carvings, weaving, handblown glassware, leather crafts, and period fashions. Vendors will also show how they create their works of art. If walking through the market makes visitors hungry, they can head to the food court for a feast t for a king. Tasty bloomin onions, giant turkey legs, fresh-baked pastries, sweet potato fries and succulent ribs are just some of the foods available. Young lords and ladies can also be seen munching giant turkey legs. Record Crowds Expected The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire always draws a large crowd, and this year will be no exception, said Linda Piper, who is preparing for what she hopes will be a record number of visitors. Were expecting more than 50,000 guests. Fans of the faire wait all year for this medieval celebration, and were thrilled to have them. Revelry and Recreation Eight stages of continuous entertainment feature jugglers, jesters and magicians. Musicians play medieval melodies on period instruments and belly dancers perform in the street. Thrilling humanpowered push rides attract lines of eager children while vendors urge visitors to play crossbow shooting and knife throwing. The astounding Birds of Prey show features trained hawks and falcons that perform for the pleasure of the crowds. Entertainment and Education On School Day, Friday, Feb. 1, thousands of children will get a rsthand look at history and enjoy a eld trip lled with magic, excitement and adventure. Schools from all over Florida visit to learn about medieval times in an engaging and authentic educational environment. The Faire is the perfect place to bring even the youngest members of the kingdom. Children delight in visiting the royal pavilion, where they will become lords and ladies of the court of Hoggetowne. Indulge not only your children, but also yourself with rides on a camel, pony or even an elephant. Human-powered push rides further add to the authentic medieval fun. Faire hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-17 and free for children younger than 5. On Friday, Feb. 1, tickets are half price. Gulf Power crews assist with restoration in Arkansas Gainesville to hold 27th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL e new College of Applied Studies at FSU Panama City was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees in June 2010 and allows the campus to more easily respond to workforce needs in our area. We invite you to support e Campaign for Our Communitys University by helping us build an endowment for tomorrows jobs. Our goal is to establish a $5 million endowment for the College of Applied Studies by 2017, which will allow FSU Panama City to establish student scholarships, implement new degree programs and provide new equipment and technology. To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblovingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY Endowment for Tomorrows Jobs SPECIAL TO THE NEWS NO HIDDEN CHARGES: It is our policy that the patient and any other person responsible for payments has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 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Local Washington County News | A11 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 By MATTHEW BEATON mbeaton@pcnh.com WEST BAY No new boat ramp will be built on the recently donated property at RiverCamps on Crooked Creek until the Bay County Commission weighs in on the plans during a public meeting, a county ofcial said Wednesday. Assistant County Man ager Dan Shaw said the county has accepted the property from the St. Joe Co. but done little else. The 7.56acre parcel sits on Crooked Creek off TiTi Road in the RiverCamps development just north of County 388. The deed lists boat ramp as a specic use for the property, which must be put toward recreational purposes. We have been negoti ating with St. Joe for the land for the better part of a year and with the intent of putting a boat ramp on the property, Shaw said. The commission took heat from Friends of Crooked Creek at its meet ing last week, as the group implored the commission ers not to build a boat ramp on the property. Shaw gave assurances Wednesday that county staff will solicit the commissions input before proceeding with any nal plans. I dont think we can move forward on building it without getting the direction of the board. Thats impor tant, he said. Thus far, no such discus sion item has been placed on Tuesdays meeting agenda, but Shaw said the talk de nitely will happen at a public meeting. There was confusion at last weeks meeting when the land was accepted on a 5-0 vote. Commissioner Guy Tunnell had to repeat his motion multiple times and it was laced with verbiage about a no-wake zone and getting input from nearby residents for the lands de velopment. There also was discussion about what type of boat launch it would be one exclusive to canoes and kayaks or a standard ce ment boat ramp. Were going to have to hear from the commission as to how they want it devel oped, Shaw said. If and when the boat ramp is built, the county wants to shut down the Crooked Creek boat launch at County 388, which is less than 1,000 feet from the donated parcel. The county wants to close it because of vehicles and trailers that park in the right of way along County 388. Shaw said the county has not completed any designs or begun the permitting process, but it is doing pre liminary work, looking at the lands characteristics and how it can be developed. Weve got things that we can be doing right now that we are doing so were not on hold, he said. Friends of Crooked Creek spokeswoman Barbara Gud gel said the commissions ac tions in accepting the prop erty were very deceptive. Tunnell told her the boat ramp would not be voted on at last weeks meeting, but the commissions decision to accept the property allows county staff to decide what type of boat ramp will be built and requires no further commission action. After the meeting, Com missioner Mike Thomas said legally the only way the boat ramp must come be fore the commission again is for budgetary approval provided it has an expense of $50,000 or more. Gudgel also said there will be a public meeting on the boat ramp, so area residents can have their say. She said Tunnell told a Friends of Crooked Creek member the meeting would happen and might be held at RiverCamps. But, its unknown when any of these discussions will take place. Asked if county staff would solicit the com missions input at its second meeting in January, Shaw said he was unsure. Im still trying to gure out what I got for Christ mas, he said. County ofcial: Commissioners to revisit boat ramp plans PHO T O S BY ANDR EW W A RDLO W | Halifax Media Group Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser | A11 B USINESS G UIDE To Place An Ad Call 638-0212 or 547-9414 Advertise your business or service here for only $10.00 per week 8 week minimum 638-0212 547-9414 Hasty Heating & Cooling Lic. #1814468, ER0013265, RF0066690, AL 03147 THARP & SONS MINI STORAGE Hwy. 77 S., Chipley, FL (850) 638-8183 Hwy. 177A, Bonifay, FL (850) 547-0726 5x5 $25.68 5x10 $35.31 10x10 $46.01 10x20 $80.25 Open 24 Hours, Self-Service, No Deposit, Units are Carpeted Dentons Recycling NEWBERRY LANE, BONIFAY, FLORIDA WE BUY ALL SCRAP METAL $$$ ALUMINUM, COPPER, BRASS, IRON, STOVES, REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DRYERS $ TOP $ PAID FOR JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & FARM EQUIPMENT Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Call For Sat. Hours (850) 547-4709 Electrical Installation, Services and Repair Serving Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties for 19 Years With Friendly and Reliable Service! Sales & Service on all Air Conditioner Brands Sales For Residential & Commercial Commercial Refrigeration 638-3611 HODGES ROOFING Let us show you how to save $100s or maybe $1,000s on a new metal roof. 850 348-9399 Lic. #RC0066509 Advertise your business or service here for only $10.00 per week 8 week minimum 638-0212 547-9414 REOPENED ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUALIFICATIONS BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CHIPOLA COLLEGE Marianna, Florida 32446 For: RFQ 2013-01 Legal Services for the Board of Trustees Chipola College (CC) requests interested parties to submit Qualifications for the above referenced contract. RFQ documents are available at CC Human Resources Department located at: Chipola College Administration Building/Human Resources Department 3094 Indian Circle Marianna, FL 32446 Request for RFQ documents can be made by calling (850) 718-2205, via facsimile at (850) 718-2340, or by Email to davisk@chipola.edu (preferred method). Qualifications must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 2:00 p.m. CST on Monday, January 28, 2013. Qualifications received after such time will be returned unopened. Contact Karan Davis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources at (850) 718-2205 for further information. M/WBEs are encouraged to participate in the RFQ process. As published in the Washington County News Jan 2, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY TYNDALL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. CASE NO.: 12-162-CA NORMA K. EARNEST A/K/A NORMA KAY EARNEST, Defendant NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, the Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale at 11:00 A.M./P.M. C.D.T., on the 6th day of March, 2013, at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, the following described real property lying and being in Washington County, Florida, to-wit: See Attached Exhibit A EXHIBIT A A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION(S) 22 AND 23, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A 4 x 4 CONCRETE MONUMENT, CORP. NO. 2372, MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22; THENCE N005410E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, 1814.06 FEET, TO THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF LONG LAKE RIDGE ROAD (60 FOOT R/W) AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S304915W, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 61.54 FEET, TO A POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, 258.88 FEET, TO A POINT OF TANGENCY, SAID CURVE HAVING A RADIUS OF 398.49 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 371320, AND A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF S492556W, 254.35 FEET; THENCE S680237W, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE 146.59 FEET; THENCE N004406W, 827.24 FEET; THENCE S421539E, 630.04 FEET, TO SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE; THENCE S304915W, ALONG SAID SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 102.25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. This Notice dated this 17 day of Dec, 2012. LINDA HAYES COOK, CLERK CIRCUIT COURT, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: K McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News January 2, 9, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Russell Morris 1213 Johnson Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 Jeanette F. Sharp 4645 Moss Hill Rd. Chipley, FL 32428 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are hereby notified to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Washington County, Florida no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Published one time in the Washington County Newspaper Carol Finch Rudd Washington County Supervisor of Elections 1331 South BLVD, Suite 900 Chipley, FL 32428 Date of publication: January 2, 2013 P.O. # 20376 COLOR SELLS! Get Your Classified Ad in color! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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A12| Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser Wednesday, January 2, 2013 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* Matt’s Removal! Garbage removal, free metal removal, yard jobs, moving jobs. We buy items. Nobody Beats My Prices! (850)547-1445, cell (850)658-2376. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 Classifieds work! COMPLETE PACKAGES FROM $4,995All Welded, All Aluminum BoatsBonifay Floridawww.xtremeindustries.com (850) 547-9500 B oni f a y Florida www.xtrem ein dus tri es.com Xtreme Boats FACTORY DIRECT Lake Victor Waterfront Owner Fin. Big bass. $34,900.00 Call Naylor Realty. (850)865-9011 NaylorRealtyUSA .com 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 2 Dr. Dark gray, black leather interior. Fully loaded, good condition. 149,000 miles. $3700 OBO. 850-773-5009 1999 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT LONG BED V-6 3.9 engine automatic, radio/AC, sliding rear window, towing hitch, steel wheels, fair cond. 100,300 miles. NEEDS tires, battery & fuel pump $ 2,700 OBO Private OwnerChipley Please leave name & # 850-638-3306 For Sale 1988 Chevy Silverado. $1500, 46in Craftsman mower 19HP $400. For more information call 638-4492 39 acres on Lake Victor Fish & hunt. Deer & duck. $120,000.00 Call Naylor Realty. 850-865-9011. NaylorRealtyUSA .com 40 acres North of Bonifay Great hunting. Best Price $55,000.00 Call Naylor Realty. 850-865-9011. NaylorRealtyUSA .com Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 Mobile Home Repos Statewide. Move in Ready. Call 850-682-3344 $350/mth 1st, last, and deposit. Call 850-849-3907 for more information Rooms for Rent. Water, sewer, garbage, electric included. In Bonifay. $450/month. (850)296-8073 3 BR/2BA Mobile Home for rent. 9 miles from Chipley. Call 638-4689 or 326-2053 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-326-0582, 850-849-6842, 850-638-7315. 3BR/2BA Doublewide Large chain link fenced yard. $460 plus deposit. No pets. Call 638-1716. No calls after 5PM. Clean 2BR Furnished MobileHome. On Bonnet Pond Rd. $500/mth $200/depo. No Pets 850-638-1462 or 260-5928. FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 Free Home to Rent to a good Handyman. Call 850-415-0072 for more information. 3BR/2BA House in Chipley. Newly renovated kitchen & bathroom floors. Stove & refrigerator included. $700 a month. Call 850-547-3746. 6BR/4BA House for Rent in Bonifay.$750/mth $750 deposit. Call 547-4284 or 638-0300 ask for Kim Cottage Style House 3 Bdrm/1 bath, screened porch. No smoking. No pets. $750/mth Need references. Bonifay area. (850)547-3494 (850) 532-2177 Home For Rent 3BR/ 1.5BA A/C Wausau. $650.00 Rent $650.00 Deposit. No Pets. 638-7601 Houses For Sale/ Owner Financing. 3bd houses & apartments for rent. Furnished affiency apartments for rent. Call Martha 850-547-2531 HUD Approved. 3BR/1BA, CH/A, 1 miles North of Chipley on HWY 273, 10 acres. $700/ mth. Pet friendly. 850-260-5701. In town Bonifay.3/Bdr 2 1/2/Bath, LR, FR, double garage, pool, 3200 sq. ft., CH & A, $1000/mo. No pets. (850)849-1270. Sunny Hills 3 br 1.5 ba Lndry, gar., pool, good cond., $850 mo + dd Barbara Hindman RltyOwner (850)527-5085 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 A 1500 sq. ft. apartment Master suite has sitting room area, 2 queen size beds, living room, study, his & her bathrooms, dressing room, kitchen & dining area, washer, dryer. Fully furnished. $800/mo. (850)547-2096. FOR RENT 1 Bed apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 FOR RENT 1 Bed apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 SpaciousTwo Bedroom $475. Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 2 Bdrm/1 1/2 bath Townhouse Chipley. $595/month. Deposit/references required. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 3 Bdrm/1 bath Farm House near Vernon. CH/A, front & back porch, hardwood floors, includes microwave, deep freezer, washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove. Free lawn care & garbage. No pets. $650/mth $300deposit. (850)535-0368 3 Bdrm/1 Bath in Chipley. $600/mo. plus deposit. Call (850)260-5037. 3BR/2BA Doublewide Large patio backporch. Front porch w/roof on .7 acre, 179A, near Geneva line. $650.00/mth, avail Dec. 1st. 547-3746. Help Needed Secretary & bookkeeper. No experience required. For information call 638-1858. or 326-9109 Medical RN’s to work on an as needed basis, primarily nights and weekends; must have a current Florida Nursing License. Premium pay offered for these positions. If you are seeking to supplement your income and meet the above requirements, Campbellton-Graceville Hospital is the place for you. Apply or inquire to CampbelltonGraceville Hospital www.c-ghospital.com or call (850) 263-4431 ext 2012. Resume may be faxed to (850) 263-3312, Attn: Personnel Director or email to jaustin@panhandlent.co m Drug Free workplace, EOE Medical/Health RN needed for established home health agency need P.R.N. to do assessments, supervisory and nursing visits, for Holmes, Washington, and Jackson counties. Home Health experience a must. Please call 850-769-0440 and ask for Joan or Riki. Commercial Bldg For Rent downtown Ideal for office, salon, computer repair, or your choice. Call Progressive Realty. 850-638-8220 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. BudweiserWAREHOUSE POSITIONSAccepting applications for full time evening warehouse positions at local Budweiser distributor. Prefer 6 mo. warehouse related exp and a HS diploma or GED. Responsibilities include lifting and stacking 25 lb cases of product. Some maintenance and cleaning duties are required. Forklift exp. preferred but not required. Work hours are Sundays 3:00pm to close, and Mon-Thurs 5:00pm to close. If you are a motivated and dependable worker, apply in person at The Lewis Bear Company, 6484 Dog Track Rd, Ebro, FL. Applications are accepted between the hours of 8-4pm. We are a DFW and EOE. Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down CALL: 888-880-5911 Kittens. A boxed pair of black & white kittens. Raised by 2 mama cats special little kittens to a special loving home.676-4049 LARGE KENMORE Side by side fridge, white in color. Ice & water disp. Like new. $750. Kenmore dishwasher, white $150, Jenn Aire Range $150, microwave $45. 638-8907 Firewood. Smoking wood, Fat lighter, seasoned or green. Split & delivered $55.00. (850)547-9291 or (850)373-7027. Large Abandoned Goods Sale Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Al. Near courthouse. Ceramic classes starting after January 3 in Bonifay. Come join the fun. (850)547-5244 Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2013. 850-718-1859.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 The Weekly Advertiser | 1 Matt’s Removal! Garbage removal, free metal removal, yard jobs, moving jobs. We buy items. Nobody Beats My Prices! (850)547-1445, cell (850)658-2376. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 Classifieds work! Volume 50 Number 42 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 me me me me e e e e e e 5 0 0 Nu mb er4 2 me50Number42 W W E D N E SD AY J A N U A R R Y Y Y 2 2 0 0 1 3 3 WEDNE S DAYJANUARY22013 Vo lu m Volum Vo lu m Vo lu m Y o u r Your H O M E T O W N HOMETOWN S h o p p i n g G u i d e Shopping Guide F o r W a s h i n g t o n & For Washington & H o l m e s C o u n t i e s Holmes CountiesFREETAKE ONE 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* 40 acres North of Bonifay Great hunting. Best Price $55,000.00 Call Naylor Realty. 850-865-9011. NaylorRealtyUSA .com Lake Victor Waterfront Owner Fin. Big bass. $34,900.00 Call Naylor Realty. (850)865-9011 NaylorRealtyUSA .com 2003 Dodge Stratus R/T 2 Dr. Dark gray, black leather interior. Fully loaded, good condition. 149,000 miles. $3700 OBO. 850-773-5009 1999 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT LONG BED V-6 3.9 engine automatic, radio/AC, sliding rear window, towing hitch, steel wheels, fair cond. 100,300 miles. NEEDS tires, battery & fuel pump $ 2,700 OBO Private OwnerChipley Please leave name & # 850-638-3306 For Sale 1988 Chevy Silverado. $1500, 46in Craftsman mower 19HP $400. For more information call 638-4492 Clean 2BR Furnished MobileHome. On Bonnet Pond Rd. $500/mth $200/depo. No Pets 850-638-1462 or 260-5928. FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 Free Home to Rent to a good Handyman. Call 850-415-0072 for more information. 39 acres on Lake Victor Fish & hunt. Deer & duck. $120,000.00 Call Naylor Realty. 850-865-9011. NaylorRealtyUSA .com Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. Home For Rent 3BR/ 1.5BA A/C Wausau. $650.00 Rent $650.00 Deposit. No Pets. 638-7601 Houses For Sale/ Owner Financing. 3bd houses & apartments for rent. Furnished affiency apartments for rent. Call Martha 850-547-2531 HUD Approved. 3BR/1BA, CH/A, 1 miles North of Chipley on HWY 273, 10 acres. $700/ mth. Pet friendly. 850-260-5701. In town Bonifay.3/Bdr 2 1/2/Bath, LR, FR, double garage, pool, 3200 sq. ft., CH & A, $1000/mo. No pets. (850)849-1270. Sunny Hills 3 br 1.5 ba Lndry, gar., pool, good cond., $850 mo + dd Barbara Hindman RltyOwner (850)527-5085 $350/mth 1st, last, and deposit. Call 850-849-3907 for more information Rooms for Rent. Water, sewer, garbage, electric included. In Bonifay. $450/month. (850)296-8073 3 BR/2BA Mobile Home for rent. 9 miles from Chipley. Call 638-4689 or 326-2053 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-326-0582, 850-849-6842, 850-638-7315. 3BR/2BA Doublewide Large chain link fenced yard. $460 plus deposit. No pets. Call 638-1716. No calls after 5PM. FOR RENT 1 Bed apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 2 Bdrm/1 1/2 bath Townhouse Chipley. $595/month. Deposit/references required. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 3 Bdrm/1 bath Farm House near Vernon. CH/A, front & back porch, hardwood floors, includes microwave, deep freezer, washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove. Free lawn care & garbage. No pets. $650/mth $300deposit. (850)535-0368 3 Bdrm/1 Bath in Chipley. $600/mo. plus deposit. Call (850)260-5037. 3BR/2BA Doublewide Large patio backporch. Front porch w/roof on .7 acre, 179A, near Geneva line. $650.00/mth, avail Dec. 1st. 547-3746. 3BR/2BA House in Chipley. Newly renovated kitchen & bathroom floors. Stove & refrigerator included. $700 a month. Call 850-547-3746. 6BR/4BA House for Rent in Bonifay.$750/mth $750 deposit. Call 547-4284 or 638-0300 ask for Kim Cottage Style House 3 Bdrm/1 bath, screened porch. No smoking. No pets. $750/mth Need references. Bonifay area. (850)547-3494 (850) 532-2177 Commercial Bldg For Rent downtown Ideal for office, salon, computer repair, or your choice. Call Progressive Realty. 850-638-8220 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 A 1500 sq. ft. apartment Master suite has sitting room area, 2 queen size beds, living room, study, his & her bathrooms, dressing room, kitchen & dining area, washer, dryer. Fully furnished. $800/mo. (850)547-2096. FOR RENT 1 Bed apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 SpaciousTwo Bedroom $475. Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. BudweiserWAREHOUSE POSITIONSAccepting applications for full time evening warehouse positions at local Budweiser distributor. Prefer 6 mo. warehouse related exp and a HS diploma or GED. Responsibilities include lifting and stacking 25 lb cases of product. Some maintenance and cleaning duties are required. Forklift exp. preferred but not required. Work hours are Sundays 3:00pm to close, and Mon-Thurs 5:00pm to close. If you are a motivated and dependable worker, apply in person at The Lewis Bear Company, 6484 Dog Track Rd, Ebro, FL. Applications are accepted between the hours of 8-4pm. We are a DFW and EOE. Drivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down CALL: 888-880-5911 Help Needed Secretary & bookkeeper. No experience required. For information call 638-1858. or 326-9109 Medical RN’s to work on an as needed basis, primarily nights and weekends; must have a current Florida Nursing License. Premium pay offered for these positions. If you are seeking to supplement your income and meet the above requirements, Campbellton-Graceville Hospital is the place for you. Apply or inquire to CampbelltonGraceville Hospital www.c-ghospital.com or call (850) 263-4431 ext 2012. Resume may be faxed to (850) 263-3312, Attn: Personnel Director or email to jaustin@panhandlent.co m Drug Free workplace, EOE Medical/Health RN needed for established home health agency need P.R.N. to do assessments, supervisory and nursing visits, for Holmes, Washington, and Jackson counties. Home Health experience a must. Please call 850-769-0440 and ask for Joan or Riki. Large Abandoned Goods Sale Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday & Saturday, January 4th & 5th 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Al. Near courthouse. Ceramic classes starting after January 3 in Bonifay. Come join the fun. (850)547-5244 Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2013. 850-718-1859. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. Kittens. A boxed pair of black & white kittens. Raised by 2 mama cats special little kittens to a special loving home.676-4049 LARGE KENMORE Side by side fridge, white in color. Ice & water disp. Like new. $750. Kenmore dishwasher, white $150, Jenn Aire Range $150, microwave $45. 638-8907 Firewood. Smoking wood, Fat lighter, seasoned or green. Split & delivered $55.00. (850)547-9291 or (850)373-7027. COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in color! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 B B U S I N E S S USINESS G G U I D E UIDE T o P l a c e A n A d C a l l 6 3 8 0 2 1 2 o r 5 4 7 9 4 1 4 To Place An Ad Call 638-0212 or 547-9414 Advertise your business or service here for only$10.00per week8 week minimum638-0212 547-9414HastyHeating & CoolingLic. #1814468, ER0013265, RF0066690, AL 03147 THARP & SONS MINI STORAGEHwy. 77 S., Chipley, FL(850) 638-8183Hwy. 177A, Bonifay, FL(850) 547-0726 5x5 $25.68 5x10 $35.31 10x10 $46.01 10x20 $80.25Open 24 Hours, Self-Service, No Deposit, Units are Carpeted Denton's RecyclingNEWBERRY LANE, BONIFAY, FLORIDA WE BUY ALL SCRAP METAL $$$ALUMINUM, COPPER, BRASS, IRON, STOVES, REFRIGERATORS, WASHERS, DRYERS $ TOP $ PAID FOR JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & FARM EQUIPMENT Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Call For Sat. Hours(850) 547-4709 Electrical Installation, Services and Repair Electrician on Sta Serving Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties for 19 Years With Friendly and Reliable Service!Sales & Service on all Air Conditioner Brands Sales For Residential & Commercial Commercial Refrigeration638-3611 HODGES ROOFINGLet us show you how to save $100s or maybe $1,000s on a new metal roof. 850 348-9399Lic. #RC0066509Advertise your business or service here for only$10.00per week8 week minimum638-0212 547-9414REOPENED

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