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Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com Get your free copy now INSIDE For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF WEEKEND Washington County News chipleypaper.com Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT Ordinance might be updated to specify spending By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Changes to the ordinance that established the Sunny Hills MSBU might be coming in the near future changes meant to speed up the pay off of the $1.66 million loan the county owes for road work in the subdivision. The Municipal Service Bene t Unit, or MSBU, is an ordinancecreated tax district, or as County Attorney Jeff Goodman said, an area on the map. Within that area, funds are raised to provide services to the residents in that designated region. However, the MSBU is not an entity unto itself. The MSBU is a mechanism by which a county can fund a particular service or facility that provides a special bene t to property from a levy of special assessments, said Attorney Crystie Voehl of Tallahassee, from Goodmans of ce. The MSBU is not a legal entity; it cannot own property, Goodman told Washington County commissioners on Thursday in a BOCC workshop. That is something weve heard in the past, and I want to set that straight an MSBU cant own property or equipment. It is just an area on a map. Ultimately, all responsibility for the MSBU area falls back on the county commissioners, Goodman said, and Voehl gave a presentation to the commissioners explaining what MSBUs are and how they work, as well as what alternatives exist. Currently, the county collects $31.25 a year from residents and property owners within the MSBU, and that money is used to provide services to those living in Sunny Hills, as well as to pay down the $1.66 million in debt a loan that is not scheduled to be paid off until 2028, Goodman said. Voehl said an MSBU can provide services including re protection, law enforcement, recreation services and facilities, streets and other essential facilities, but only within the MSBU. In the past, the county has purchased maintenance equipment for use in Sunny Hills with MSBU Relay for Life kicks off the new year By CATHRINE LAMB 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT clamb@chipleypaper.com WASHINGTON COUNTY The Washington County 2013 Relay For Life had its rst team meeting of the New Year on Monday at Pattillos on the Washington-Holmes Technical Center Campus. Steven Carter welcomed two new teams to the relay, from Wal-Mart 2114 and First Freewill Baptist Church. This years goal is to raise $60K. Teams had raised $13,245.02 before the meeting on Monday night, at which several more people turned in money. Seven more teams are needed to meet the goal of 30 teams. The goal for sponsorships started out as $6,500, but it has been surpassed and the goal raised to $10,000. This year, luminaries are available for a donation of any amount, and all money raised on the luminaria bags will go to the team who sells them. The form still needs to be turned in INDEX Faith ..................................... A2 Kiwanis ................................. A3 Classi eds ............................. A4 WCN seeks junior reporters CHIPLEY Washington County News is seeking high school students interested in becoming junior reporters. Junior reporters will cover high school activities and sports and will receive training, byline credit in print and online, as well as community service hours. Junior reporters should be in high school, and are needed for all area schools, including Bethlehem, Poplar Springs, Ponce de Leon, Holmes County High and Vernon. For more information, call Managing Editor Randal Seyler at 638-0212 or email rseyler@chipleypaper. com. Elder Care Services need volunteers CHIPLEY Elder Care Services Inc. Retired Senior Volunteer Program needs healthy, active seniors age 50-plus at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. RSVP volunteers receive free accident and liability insurance. For information, call Gina Smith at 547-2511. Saturday, JANUARY 26 2013 Volume 89, Number 82 Commissioners reconsidering MSBU RANDAL SEYLER | The News Chipley re ghters, EMS and police responded to a house re Tuesday morning at 462 Martin Luther King Blvd. The house, occupied by a family of nine, sustained major damage. No injuries were reported. Red Cross Disaster Action Team members from the Central Panhandle Chapter responded Wednesday to assist victims with nancial assistance for temporary lodging, clothes and food. Those wishing to help local disaster victims can do so by going to www.redcross.org or by making a donation to the local Red Cross Chapter at 430 E. 15th St., Panama City. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Connie Smelcer has Relay for Life teams place one M&M in a clear cup for every person they know who has been touched by cancer. See RELAY A3 FAMILY IN NEED AFTER FIRE BOCC changes county organizational chart By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY The county organizational chart was changed Thursday when the Washington County Board of County Commissioners decided to move the Emergency Medical Services department back under the purview of the countys public safety director. Commissioner Lynn Gothard made the motion to move the EMS back under the public safety directors control per the countys Proposed Progressive Governmental Structure chart, approved in 2008. After discussion, the commissioners voted to make the move, with Commissioner Joel Pate voting against the change. On the chart, in 2008 the EMS is listed under the public safety director, but in 2009, the chart was revised and EMS was moved out to be a department on its own. The county has not had a public safety director since the retirement of Roger Hagan in December. Roger Dale was a coordinator with all the departments, Pate said. They (EMS) pay more than half its own expenses because they can bill for their services, Pate said. And were not talking about putting someone there to tell them how to run their department. Pate said he was chairman of the commission when the EMS moved from the hospital to county control. Its been there for seven years, and our system works pretty good. If it aint broke, dont x it, he said. Creating the progressive structure for the county was contentious. I came onboard to a stack of grievances, said Human Resources Director Heather Finch, who provided commissioners with a copy of the countys organizational chart. It was very dif cult, and we had people very upset. Finch said the county also reworked the salary structures at the same time. It was a huge, huge process. I feel the whole thing needs to be looked at, County Manager Steve Joyner said of the countys organizational chart. There are a few things here we dont have anymore. It just needs cleaning up a bit. Board Chairman Alan Bush noted that the countys E-911/GIS was not answering emergency phone calls, but rather deals with providing addresses for county properties. I dont know why that isnt under building or code enforcement, he said. Earlier in the meeting, county resident Danny Hayes asked the commissioners if there were plans to hire a public safety director. My question is this: Why do we need to ll this position so quick? Commissioner Todd Abbott said the county has been looking for a public safety director for some time, even before Hagan announced his retirement. Hayes said the commissioners should be diligent in searching for a public safety director and make sure any candidate hired has sufcient experience and quali cations for the job. See EMS A3 Shady Grove Park gets crepe myrtles | A2 See MSBU A3


2nd Annual 2nd Annual Page 2 FAITH Wings for Sale CHIPLEY The First United Methodist Churchs third annual Super Bowl Sunday Wing Sale is now under way. Tickets are available at the church of ce from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or from members of FUMC with pickup on Feb. 3. Cost of wings is $15 per order. Times available for pickup are: 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and noon to 1 p.m. Wings can be ordered hot or barbecue. FUMC is at 1285 Jackson Ave. in Chipley. Call 638-0010. All proceeds go to help furnish the New Worship Center. Mount Zion slates bene t steak dinner BONIFAY There will be a bene t steak dinner from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Mount Zion Independent Baptist Church. Dine-in or carry-out. Plates will consist of rib-eye steak, baked potato, green beans, roll, cake and tea, for a donation of only $12. Proceeds will go towards the building fund of the church. Christian Haven Church Jam Session CHIPLEY Christian Haven Church will be have its monthly Jam Session on Feb 2. Refreshments will start at 6 p.m. with the singing beginning shortly after. For more information, call 638-0836 or 773-2620. Wausau Assembly of God Revival WAUSAU Wausau Assembly of God will have a Revival at 7 p.m. Feb. 7-8 with the Shepherds. The church is on Highway 77 on Wausau. For more information, call 596-4451. First United Methodist Church to have dedication CHIPLEY The First United Methodist Church will have a dedication and consecration service for their new Worship Center and Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. Feb 10. The Worship Center and the Fellowship Hall are at the back of the church property adjacent to the County Courthouse just off U.S. 90 in Chipley. The Rev. Gary Daniel, district superintendent of the Marianna/ Panama City district of the United Methodist Church will deliver the message and dedicate the building. In addition to an auditorium and stage, the facility includes four new Sunday school classrooms, a serving kitchen, expanded storage space and new restroom facilities. Faith BRIEFS Have you ever walked out on a movie? Ive walked out of two movies. It wasnt my decision to leave, but that of others. When these individuals left, I went with them. In one case, I was with a friend who was offended by an overly graphic scene. In the second case, I was with my mother. She became so bored that she couldnt sit through the movie for one more minute. I remember watching Barry Lyndon as a young teenager and wishing I could walk out. I was too young to appreciate it, and was bored out of my skull. To me, sitting through that movie was like being sentenced to an evening in Purgatory. Our lives are a lot like movie scripts. They can be tremendously exciting or unbelievably dull. When we go to the movies, were at the mercy of the script writer. In our lives, though, were writing the script. If your life is tedious, blame the writer. Think about your life as if it were a Hollywood screenplay. As a writer, youve got a character to work with in this case, yourself. You have a chance to completely rewrite the character. You dont want to bore the audience, do you? So its time to get creative. If you were writing about a character just like yourself, what new adventures would you choose? Remember, there are endless options. The character could fall in love, adopt a child, start a business, change careers, go on a journey or take up some exciting new quest. Your characters actions are limited only by your imagination. Consider your life up to this point. What kind of a movie would it make? If you suspect it might be a bit dull, its never too late for a rewrite. Its within your power to change the script. Youre not just the writer, but the star. If youre presently lacking in star power, you can change that, too. One thing movie stars, playwrights and scriptwriters are good at is leaving the audience wondering what will happen next. Have you become too predictable? Erase the next predictable act from the script and substitute something new and exciting. As a religious individual, I feel that our initial appearance (and nal exit) as actors on the stage of life comes from a divine source. But were far more in charge of scripting our lives than we realize. A dull and wasted life isnt Gods fault. So make your life a movie worth watching. Dont let anybody walk out on it, especially yourself. Whats the most interesting lm youve ever watched? Whatever it is, you have a chance to make your own life in nitely more exciting than that. Youre the star and scriptwriter. And now, its up to you to turn your life into a blockbuster. CHARITY OF THE WEEK: HEALTHRIGHT INTERNATIONAL HealthRight International operates in multiple countries, including the United States. They provide health care to excluded communities, ones lacking basic health care services. HealthRight is both a health care group and a human rights organization. They specialize in health care crises that can made even worse by ongoing human rights violations. They battle diseases like malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis, in addition to focusing on womens health in areas that tend to marginalize womens health concerns. They work to change conditions that can lead to disease outbreaks. HealthRight, as their name suggests, maintains that health care is a fundamental human right. Theyre working to ensure that all people, regardless of where they live, have access to health care. HealthRight International www.healthright.org 65 Broadway, 19th Floor New York, NY 10006 212-226-9890 Rewrite your own character SHANNON SEYLER Faithfully Yours Special to the News VERNON Shady Grove park in Vernon just got a little bit shadier. Steve Keator from Arbor Lane nursery, also in Vernon, donated 24 crepe myrtles to make the exercise trail a little more shady and beautiful. He was joined by Vernon Garden Club president Pam Cates, mayor Michelle Cook and fellow council member Gwen March. These 6-footplus-tall crepe myrtles are the white Natchez variety that have beautiful cinnamon-colored trunks in the fall and winter. They will bloom in the middle of the summer, when not much else is blooming, and will create little shade zones to make the trail more bearable in the hot weather. Arbor Lane Nursery has donated plants to many of the local schools and parks, and promises to continue to do so in the future. The nurserys motto is Keep the Earth green, and Keator believes that starts locally with good community service. Shady Grove Park gets crepe myrtles SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Saturday, January 26, 2013 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $23.14; 26 weeks: $34.65; 52 weeks: $57.75 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Halifax Media Group, 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 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. Bare eld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Halifax Media Group. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? 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Special to the News CHIPLEY Washington County 4-H is hosting a rabbit workshop, Hop2It!, from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 at the Washington County ag centers east room. This is an informative and hands-on workshop for youth of all ages to learn about the bene ts of raising and/or showing rabbits. Several American Rabbit Breeders Association-sanctioned shows are throughout the Southeast, and rabbits are a great way for youth to participate in livestock clubs that do not have room/interest in showing larger livestock such as steer, hogs, sheep and goats. Joining and showing through ARBA is great for youth rabbit enthusiasts to earn awards and scholarships, attend fun classes and have the opportunity to become a judge, registrar or representative for the area. We have invited several breeders throughout the panhandle to come and share different breeds of rabbits with the youth and share some experiences on the show circuit. We will go over basics of rabbit care, housing, grooming, nutrition, how to start a rabbitry and select quality stock, diseases and how to start/preparing for a show. We will also go over the bene ts of joining a rabbit specialty club and ARBA. The workshop will be hands-on for youth to see different breeds and talk with breeders about the pros/cons of each breed and we will have some fun door prizes. The workshop is free and open to all youth (youth do not have to be currently enrolled in 4-H to attend). We do ask that youth/ families RSVP with Angie Bush at 326-4749 or Julie Dillard at 638-6180, so we can get a close headcount for seating. For more information, visit www.arba.net/youth. htm. Angels Buet Restaurant & Catering Home cooking just like Grandma used to do it! B R EAKFAST BUFFET $ 6 50 Does not include drink F I S H on F riday, S aturday & S unday Catering & Special Events Call us for your private parties. 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The Walmart Gift Card may be redeemed at any Walmart, including our local Chipley store. 50 Wednesday, JANUARY 16 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM www.chipleypaper.com Volume 89, Numbe r 79 IN BRIEF N EWS Washington County KMS to celebrate reading CHIPLEY Kate Smith Elementary School is celebrating reading, at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 17. Come celebrate reading and literacy with us. We will have a readers theater presented by a rst grade class, snacks, drinks, PTO information and an open house to visit classrooms to kick off a second semester of fun and learning. Employee of the Year Recognition VERNON Washington County School District will hold a reception By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY The Washington County School Board approved the 22-plus acre site between South Boulevard and Brickyard Road as the future home of Kate M. Smith Elementary School on Monday night. District Maintenance Director Mike Park reviewed the process the Site Selection Committee had gone through in choosing the new location for the school. This has been an ongoing process of about 20 years, Park said, and over the years, some of the names on the committee changed. In October the Department of Education visited the elementary school to determine the need for a new facility. Five days later, DOE issued the nding that there was a critical need for a new elementary school in Chipley, Park said. With that information, the selection committee met in late December and again on Jan. 3 to discuss the choice of school site, which came down to either stay at the current location, or move the school to the 22-plus acre tract of land the district owns that stretches between South Boulevard and Brickyard Road. Not all of the committee members were able to attend the Jan. 3 meeting, so Park polled the committee last week at Superintendent Joe Taylors request, and the committee recommended relocating the elementary school to the new site. With the funding, this is likely to be a two-year or three-year funding cycle, Park said. That was an important consideration, we really dont want to try and have construction going on while we are also having school. School board selects new school site Teachers, employees of year nominees recognized Governor to visit for bridge dedication By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com City council sets Vernon election date Browns honored for 50 years of support Team players NEWS NEWS NEWS Washington County NEWS NEWS Washington County NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS Washington County NEWS NEWS Washington County NEWS Chipleys Sharpe scores 51 in win over Mosley A7 Volume 89, N umber 79 Volume 89, N umber 79 School board selects new school site Volume 89, N umber 79 School board selects new school site See BOARD A2 Come celebrate reading and literacy with us. We will have a readers theater presented by a rst grade class, snacks, drinks, PTO information and an open house to visit classrooms to kick off a second semester of fun and learning. Employee of the Year Recognition VERNON Washington County School District will vard and Brickyard Road as the future home of Kate M. This has been an onthe selection committee Governor to visit for City council sets Vernon election date Browns honored for 50 years of support Team players 50 www.chipleypaper.com For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF W EEKEND Washington County News Saturday, DECEMBER 1 2012 Volume 89, Number 66 Spanish Trail Playhouse to present Home for Christmas CHIPLEY The Spanish Trail Playhouse is proud to announce their third annual Christmas show Home for Christmas. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. today, D ec. 1, at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Theatre, 680 2nd Street, Chipley. General admission is $10. This years show, directed by Jimmy Miller is lled with traditional holiday music and carols evoking timeless memories of Christmas past. Noted musicians are the Spanish Trail Playhou se band, Doug Salter, A.D. Davis, Scotty French, Jimmy Miller and Kirk Thompson. Performers include: Mike Jacobs, Seth Cook, Kevin Russell, Phillis Sloan, Rob Nixon, Casey Johns, The Grinch, Rachel Webb, Rosalyn Scott, Hunter Harden, Ribbon cutting held Tuesday for modular units, but b y 2010 we were needing more qualit y of ce space, so we beg Marianna, said it was a bles sing for the community to hav Workforce board seeking membership nominations Special to the News The Chipola Regional Workforce Develop ment Board is seeking nominations for membership to their board of directo rs. The board has one opening for a represent ative from a community-ba sed organization serving veter ans and one opening for a representative from organized labor. The board is re sponsible for oversight of Wor kforce Investment Act, Welfare Transition and other programs designed to help individuals either be come employed or incr ease their skill level so they ca n obtain a better job. The CRWDB board of dir ectors establishes pol icy and determines the direction an d focus of the board. Any recognized community-based organization serving military veteran s may nominate on Specialty Center dream come true for CEO PHOTO BY RAND AL SEYLER A dedication and ribbon cut ting ceremony was held Tuesday for the 11,51 2-square-foot Specialty Center at Northwest Florida Comm unity Hospital. The new facility cost about $1.7 million to build and will house three physician practices an outpatient pysch program, educatio n center and diabetes education. Faith news and briefs, A4 We Bring it Home. Call 866-747-5000 to subscribe Mention WCN Home or mail form below. FIND US i n Print, Online and on the Road! chipleypaper.com Washington County 4-H to host rabbit workshop Wayne Watkins, co-founder of the Seacrest Wolf Preserve, poses with Billie the groundhog. On Feb. 2, the preserve will celebrate Groundhog Day featuring preserve resident groundhog Sunny Hills Bill, or Billie as he is affectionately known. Billie has been in hibernation mode and will be given the opportunity to make an appearance to see if he sees his shadow. The Groundhog Day event with Billie will start at 8 a.m. and is open to the public. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS GROUNDHOG DAY when the donation for the bag is given. Roger Whitaker talked to the teams about the Cancer Prevention Study 3 program. To participate, you must be between the ages of 30 and 65 and have no personal history of cancer. For more information on the study, email cps3@cancer.org or call 1-800-604-5888. Two teams each brought in an additional team, so the one that raised more money won a $200 gift card from Jimmy Schweinsberg. With $50 more, Grace and Glory Christian School won the gift card. The next team meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Pattillos on the WHTC campus. A car show also was planned for the April 13 Relay. Notes to team captains Please sign up teams online. For help, contact one of the committee members at the next team meeting. If you need survivor forms or information, call Connie Wheeler at 638-2288. All survivor forms must be originals, not photocopies. If you have any paid sponsors or are working on getting a sponsor, tell Kelly at the next meeting. To promote your fundraiser in the Washington County News, on Facebook and on the website, email clamb@chipleypaper.com. At the next meeting, sign up for you campsite and tell the committee what you are planning on using as a fundraiser on site. All Luminaria monies need to be turned in to Jessica, even though this money will go toward your team goal. Fill out spirit point sheets at the meetings. If you know someone who would be interested in being in the car show, let Jimmy or Roger know. RELAY from page A1 money, and currently the primary expenses involve streetlights, mowing and paying on the loan. The equipment bought with MSBU funds should be used within Sunny Hills, Goodman said. Other alternative ways of funding the Sunny Hills expenses could be a establishing a special district, or establishing a Municipal Service Taxing Unit, which establishes a millage tax rather than an annual amount. Voehl noted that both of these options involve a tax millage that would count toward the countys overall millage, even though it is only paid within the designated area. The MSBU allows for more exibility and doesnt lock into the countys millage, she said. The county is limited by statute to 10 mills, Goodman said. Itd be next to impossible to implement a special district out there, Goodman said. Another option, incorporating Sunny Hills as a city or town, is also difcult, Voehl said. The county has to have some mechanism in place to raise funds to pay off the loan, however. The debt service creates a lack of exibility, Goodman said. The debt ties the county to the MSBU, and the best way to sever that tie would be to pay off the debt. I think the county should focus on paying off the loan, Goodman said. Commissioner Lynn Gothard asked if the MSBU could be dissolved and the county continue to collect the assessment to pay toward the debt. The assessment can be put toward the debt, Voehl said. The commissioners can designate where the funds go. She said typically, ordinances establishing MSBUs designate line items showing where the funds will go and which services will be provided. The countys MSBU ordinance could be updated with set amounts designated for maintenance and lighting, putting the rest of the tax funds raised toward retiring the debt. I think this is a good idea, Commissioner Charles Brock said. Commissioner Todd Abbott asked if County Manager Steve Joyner could bring to the next workshop information on how much maintenance and lighting in Sunny Hills costs. The rest of the money could go to paying off the debt, Abbott said. I would like to see us make some decisions and get this rolling immediately. We want to pay this debt off, Brock said. I think we need to take the bull by the horns. In theory, we could pay this loan off in four years. MSBU from page A1 EMS from page A1 Id hate to see just another relative of somebody stuck in there, Hayes said. There are so many relatives on the county payroll, if there was ever a funeral the whole county would shut down. Angia Morris, president of the Vernon Historical Society, invited the commissioners to attend the dedication ceremony for the newly completed Vernon Bridge, planned for 11 a.m. Feb. 14. The ceremony is being hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation, the city of Vernon and Community South Bank, and Gov. Rick Scott is expected to attend, Morris said. We invite you to be with us on Valentines Day, so bring your sweethearts, she told the commissioners. We dont invite you to speak, but youre welcome to help us serve food, she joked. Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, January 26, 2013


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Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug-Free Workplace No phone calls, please Web ID 34238713 Text FL38713 to 56654 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET K. DIXON Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Margaret K. Dixon, deceased, whose date of death was November 6, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 647, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 19, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Edward W. Wood Florida Bar Number: 0014886 KING & WOOD P.A. 1701 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 104 Tallahassee, Florida 32308 (850) 580-7711 (850) 205-4501-fax Primary E-mail:edwood@kingandwoodlaw.com Decondary E-mail: eservice@kingandwoodlaw.com Personal Representative: Sheila Mehle 525 Tallavana Trail Havana, Florida 32333 As published in the Washington County News January 19, 26, 2013 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of AMERASSIST GULF COAST located at 2747 Mosquito Road, in the County of Washington, in the City of Chipley, Florida 32428 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Chipley, Florida, this 16th day of January, 2013. As published in the Washington County News January 26, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR JACKSON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 12-673-CA IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF E.J.T., Adoptee, who was born on 6-3-06 in Marianna, Florida NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Daniel A. Hall 588 5th Street Chipley, FL 32428 who is a 39 year old Caucasian with brown hair, hazel eyes, approximate 5’11 in tall, 180 pounds. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Joint Petition for Adoption by Stepparent has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Shalene Grover, Esq., Attorney for Step-Father, Petitioner, whose address is 2872 Madison Street, Marianna, FL 32448 on or before Jan 30, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 4445 Lafayette Street, MArianna, FL 32446, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. The action is asking the court to decide how the following real or personal property should be divided: ( insert “none” or, if applicable, the legal description of real property, a specific description of personal property, and the name of the county in Florida where the property is located) None. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. ( You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requiring certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. DALE RABON GUTHRIE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tammy Bailey Deputy Clerk Dated 12-20-2012. As published in the Washington County News January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012 COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in color! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 *Adopt*:Doting dad, stay at home mom (&puppies) excited to give your baby everything! *Expenses Paid* *Bob & Maria* FKBar42311 1800-522-0045 ADOPT: Childless teacher (33) and devoted husband (37) wish to adopt; promise unconditional love, opportunities. Expenses Paid. Kristie/Gabe. Attorney Adam Sklar, Bar#0150789. 1-888-387-9290 TOLL FREE. Looking for female companionship age 50-70 to spend time with me. (850)849-6901. Annual Winter & Construction Auction DATE: Saturday February 23, 2013 8:00AM LOCATION: 5529 Hwy231 North Campbellton Fl 32426 (4) Local Farm Dispersals, (3) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Depts, city and county surplus, plus consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC # AB2766 850-263-0473 Office 850-258-7652 Chad Mason 850-849-0792 Gerald Mason www.masonauction.com Firewood. Smoking wood, Fat lighter, seasoned or green. Split & delivered $55.00. (850)547-9291 or (850)373-7027. LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used, Orig. $3,000, sacrifice $975.—CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes—$895. Can Deliver. Bill (813) 298-0221. MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat 1/26/13 8-12. Baby clothes all sizes, boy & girl. Many other household items. 762 Dogwood LN Chipley. Hwy 90 W and look for signs. YOUR UGLY NAIL FUNGUS (and Cracking Heels) CAN BE GONE! Nail Fungus Soak $16.95 Guaranteed! Thousands of Satisfied Customers. www.LongCreekHerbs.co m (417)779-5450 12 inch Band Saw, 10 inch Table Saw, Troybilt Garden Tiller. (850)373-7442. 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. CAMELLIA SALE Big & small, lots to choose from. Cheap prices, great quality. Arbor Lane Nursery. 2636 Burner Dairy Rd, Vernon. 535-9886 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Schneider National! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 888.368.1964 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 Educational Teacher needed for VPK class. CDA Required for position. Apply in person @Grace & Glory Christian School 929 Main St Chipley. 638-3700 Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our Medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice. In Bonifay Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. HELP WANTED! Hairdressers. Reasonably booth rental. Contact Gloria at 850-326-2920 Install/Maint/RepairLicensed ElectricianGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Licensed Electrician at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34238869 Text FL38869 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairLine TechnicianGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for two positions of Line Technician at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34238868 Text FL38868 to 56654 Install/Maint/RepairWater TechnicianGulf Coast Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for position of Water Technician at Workforce Center of Florida, 625 Highway 231, Panama City, Florida through Friday, February 1, 2013. For more information visit our website at www .gcec.com Equal Opportunity Employer. Web ID#: 34238862 Text FL38862 to 56654 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMENEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Contractors Needed To Verify and Resolve Newspaper Subscriber Delivery Issues. Looking for a carrier in Washington Co., Jackson Co., or the Youngstown/Fountain area The News Herald needs three independent contractors to work from 3:00 am until 7:00 am everyday Monday through Sunday Must have: Be 18 yrs or older A reliable vehicle Proof of Auto Insurance A valid driver’s license If interested, Please contact Colin Parker at cparker@chipleypaper.c om Multiple merchandising positions availablefor a 10 week temporary job in Chipley, FL$12 an hour please call 888-678-8966 x1189. Please leave a message. AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 Apply Now, 13 Drivers Top 5% Pay & Benefits Credential, Fuel, & Referral Bonus Available. Need CDL Class A Driving Experience. 877-258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com Driver Daily or Weekly Pay. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. $0.03 Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800414-9569 www. driveknight.com Drivers Class A Flatbed HOME EVERY WEEKEND! Pay 37¢/mi, Both ways, FULL BENEFITS, Requires 1 year OTR Flatbed experience. 800-572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, FL Drivers HIRING EXPERIENCED/ INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Earn up to $.51 per Mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: 877882-6537 www. OakleyTransport.com Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www. bulldoghiway.com. EOE MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294 MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. 888-203-3179 www. CenturaOnline.com NEW COMPANY GROUND FLOOR OPPORTUNITY. Earn serious income. Training, support, website and mentoring by top income earner included. Need 5 leaders to launch Florida. (704)799-9270 NURSING CAREERS begin here -Train in months, not years. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job Placement assistance. Call Centura Institute Orlando (877) 206-6559 TIRED OF LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK? There’s great earning potential as a Professional Truck Driver! The average Professional Truck Driver earns over $700/wk*! 16-Day CDL Training @ NFCC/ Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. CALL TODAY! (866) 467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. 800-443-5186 www. CenturaOnline.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incl’d 638-1918 For Rent -Quiet neighborhood, Single family, 2 bedroom duplex. Chipley. No pets. Background & proof of income required. 850-638-7128 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. $600/mth $300deposit. (850)535-0368 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required $595/mth Chipley. 638-1918 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. Home For Rent 3BR/ 1.5BA A/C Wausau. $650.00 Rent $650.00 Deposit. No Pets. 638-7601 Cottage Style House 3 Bdrm/1 bath, screened porch. No smoking. No pets. $725/mth. Need references. Bonifay area. (850)547-3494 (850) 532-2177 Rent or sale. 3BD/2BA, handicapped equip. 3BD/1.5BA in Chipley. CH&A, large lots. Conveniently located. 850-481-5352 or 850-441-8181 or 850-547-2091. Small 1 bedroom home in Chipley, Fl. 1278 Holley Ave. No Pets-firm. (850)547-6665. 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 “Bonifay’s Best” Mobile Home Community has 2 or 3 bedrooms available ranging from $435-$625/month. Large lots, quiet, clean and on-site maintenance. Only responsible persons should apply. Great Bonifay Schools. Bonifay’s ONLY Neighborhood Crime Watch Community. No pets. One month deposit. HUD Assistance may be available. Contact Sue: (850)547-1386 or (512)751-2847. 3 Bdrm/2 Bath Doublewide .4.5 miles from Chipley. Water & sewage included. $650/mo. (850)638-2999 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-849-6842, 850326-0582, 850-638-7315. 3BR Doublewide near Chipley. For more info call Lou Corbin @ 638-1911 or 326-0044. Sorry, no pets. Doublewide 4101 Douglas Ferry Rd., Bonifay. 2 Bdr/2 Bath. Carport. See on Craigs list. No pets. Background check required. $595/month. (850)547-4606. Douglas Ferry Rd. 2 Bdrm/1 Bath New carpet, clean. Water, garbage, lawn service furnished. Background check required. No pets. $450/month. (850)547-4606. For Rent 2BR/1BA trailer $250/month. 36’ Coachman camper-clean,$250/mo. Ponce de Leon area. (850)226-4656. FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Homes $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 Leave message. Mobile Home for rent $425/month. 3/Bdrm 1-1/2 bath. Bonifay. No pets. Security deposit $400.00. (850)547-0989 FSBO/Agent: 3 Bd/2 Bth 20 acres, 1600’ metal shed, $225K. (305)394-3992 WANTED FARM LAND in Washington, Holmes, & Jackson counties. 850-481-2248 20 ACRES FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www. sunsetranches.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. DWMH2009 3 / 2 Big tub, 1 acre, fenced three sides and garage shop, Wausau area 850-638-4953 $3,000 cash assume mtg $600+ credit-worthy. 1995 Crown Victoria Ford -running condition, heater, A/C, wipers work, $1000.00 firm. Bolen’s 2 cycle mini cultivator-like new $150.00. Large chest freezer $60.00. 2 recliners, 2 stuffed chairs$100.00 or can seperate. Herbert Brown (850)547-4078. 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 $ 1,800 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 Ford F-350 1991Great Truck at a Great Price.7.3 Liter Engine. Short Wheel Base. Step Side. Needs Paint Job. 72,300 original miles. Runs Goooooood! $2200 OBO. Call 850-326-3852