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50 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM www.chipleypaper.com IN BRIEF NEWS Washington County By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.co m CHIPLEY Ronald McDonald will be homeless in Chipley for a couple of months. The Chipley City Council discussed the plans to rebuild the McDonalds Restaurant from the ground up during Thursdays council workshop at City Hall. The project development order was recommended for approval by the city planning commission on March 28, and the council will vote whether or not to approve the request during Tuesdays city council meeting, at 6 p.m. The McDonalds is located at 1291 Main Street and the rebuild will also allow for a redesign of the parking lot, which has had traf c issues. If you pull out of the restaurant and try to turn left on Brickyard Avenue, you cause all kinds of problems, City Administrator Dan Miner said. Getting in the drive-in lane from Main Street is also dif cult due to traf c. McDonalds USA LLC plans to demolish the existing fast food restaurant along with all parking facilities and chipleypaper.com Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT ArtKidDoo held today CHIPLEY What do you get when you combine kids and creativity? Come and nd out at ArtKidDoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today at Shivers Park in Chipley. The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, along with business and other organizations in the community are sponsoring ArtKidDoo A Celebration of Children and the Arts. Families can bring their children to Shivers Park and spend time experiencing the creative process in a variety of mediums including drawing and painting, collage, music, dance, storytelling and drama, said Lynne Eldridge, executive director of the Early Learning Center. Research shows that it is important for all children, beginning when they are very young, to have the opportunity to express themselves both through play and the arts. ArtKidDoo will give them that opportunity. ArtKidDoo is a free event. Stakeholders committee meets Tuesday CHIPLEY The Washington County RESTORE Act Stakeholders Committee will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Blue Lake Community Center, 1865 Highway 77 in Chipley. The subject of the meeting is to review See BRIEFS A2 Volume 89, Number 102 Saturday, APRIL 6 2013 McDonalds rebuild comes before council Development order up for approval Special to the News CHIPLEY Chipley Garden Club held their monthly meeting on Wednesday at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church. Members enjoyed a video voyage through the past while socializing. Improvements to the downtown pots, the Pressed Wild ower Project, and the 2014 Tea were discussed, as well as upcoming Spring and Summer activities, such as providing crafts for the Librarys Summer Reading, Dig Into Reading, participating in Flea Across Florida, attending FFGC District II Spring meeting, and a little Garden Therapy with residents at the convalescent center. At our March meeting, club members voted to award Lifetime Memberships to Linda and Ray Pigott and, during Wednesdays meeting, Charlotte Sapp proudly presented Linda with Lifetime Membership Certi cates and FFGC pins for the couple. The Pigotts are both enthusiastic Pigotts awarded FFGC lifetime memberships SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Of cers for the 2013-14 year include, front row from left: Linda Pigott, 2nd Vice President; Glenda Wilson, 1st Vice President; Karen Roland, President. Back row, from left: Lyndal Pleas, Treasurer; Gweneth Collins, Recording Secretary/Communications; Charlotte Sapp, Chaplain, and Marlene Ray, Correspondence Secretary. Chipola Forestry Center has new manager Special to the News PANAMA CITY For the rst time in nearly 30 years, the Florida Forest Services seven-county Chipola Forestry Center has a new manager. Johnny Sabo of cially took the reins of the Center on March 1st, following the retirement of Joe Anderson. I intend to build upon the hard work that Joes already done and continue the tradition of excellence in this Field Unit. I also want to help the employees here at the Chipola Forestry Center and do what I can to improve upon the mission of the Florida Forest Service, Sabo said. The Chipola Forestry Center is the largest geographically of all of the Florida Forest Service Field Units and includes Bay, Holmes, Washington, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, and Walton counties. It also includes two state forests Pine Log State Forest in portions of Bay and Washington counties and Point Washington State Forest in south Walton County. In this position, Sabo will ultimately be responsible for the successful day-to-day operations of all Florida Forest Service activities in these areas. After graduating with a degree in Forest Resource Management from Clemson University, Sabo began his career with the Florida Forest Service in 2004, as the Calhoun and Liberty county Forester. There he provided technical forestry assistance and advice to private landowners and residents in those two counties. He advanced to Senior Forester, and then to the Calhoun County Forest Area Supervisor, which oversees all wild land re suppression crews and related activity. From there he was promoted in 2008 to Chipola Forestry Center Operations Administrator. See LIFETIME A2 See FORESTRY A2 By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Economic Development Council Chairman Gary Clark announced plans for a large scale, mixed used development called Washington Crossings on Tuesday at the Washington County Planning Commission meeting. The 600-plus acre development is being spearheaded by Tom Watson, and the developers are expected to come back before the planning commission in a few months with more detailed plans, Clark said. They want to begin development of this property, and they want to do it right, Clark said. The development is located in the south western part of the county, and is expected to include residential, commercial and industrial zoning. Clark said that the Economic DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ANNOUNCED Clark discusses Water Management District appointment PHOTO BY RANDAL SEYLER | The News Washington County Economic Development Council Chairman Gary Clark discusses the Washington Crossings development with the Planning Commission on Tuesday. See DEVELOPMENT A2 See COUNCIL A2 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 INDEX Kiwanis ................................. A3 Opinion ................................. A4 Classi eds ............................. A5 Kiwanis Club hears from Air Force veteran | A3

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, April 6, 2013 opportunities that Washington County has for preparing plans and submitting projects for the RESTORE Act grant applications program. The Stakeholders Committee will accommodate handicapped and disabled persons who wish to attend this meeting. Contact the Planning Department at 415-5093, at least 48 hours before the meeting date to make arrangements. Oz tickets available CHIPLEY Tickets are on sale for The Chipley High School production of The Wizard of Oz at the CHS main ofce. Tickets are $10 each and reserved seats are available. The show opens on April 11 and runs through April 13 with curtain at 7 p.m. You will be completely entertained by the stage musical version of the timeless 1939 movie as the beloved characters come to life before your very eyes and you are completely surrounded by enchantment while being treated to a live orchestra. Dont miss out. Fire Hydrant testing CHIPLEY Starting April 6, a contractor will be testing public re hydrants within the city limits of Chipley. Because the testing involves the increased ow of water from re hydrants, some customers may notice discolored water during the testing or lower pressure. Testing and inspections will begin April 6, and continue each Saturday through the end of April. If you have any questions or need any additional information contact the Chipley Fire Department at 638-6301. Flea Market Days set for April 12-13 CHIPLEY Chipley will be home to the second annual Flea Market Days on April 12 and 13, in conjunction with the Flea Across Florida event being hosted by communities along a 272mile-long stretch of I-10 extending from Lake City to Pensacola. Clubs, organization, church groups and the general public have been invited to participate. Sales sites will range from large multi-organization sites to individual sites along Hwy 90 all across Washington County. The sale will feature vendors selling everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, odds and ends, as well as hand-crafted items and traditional yard sale fare. Mark your calendar for April 12 and 13 and enjoy the 2013 Flea Across Florida. 2093024 Happy 40th Birthday! Lynn Wells Youre still beautiful With love from your family and supportive of garden club activities, especially projects with the children at Kate Smith Elementary School. Over the years their combined efforts have planted many seeds and helped provide educational opportunities in horticulture and oral designs to hundreds of young children. Election of 2013-14 Ofcers was also held Wednesday. Ofcers for the upcoming year are as fol lows: President Karen Roland; 1st Vice President Glenda Wil son; 2nd Vice President Linda Pigott; Treasurer Lyndal Pleas; Correspondence Secretary Mar lene Ray; Recording Secretary/ Communications Gweneth Col lins, Chaplain Charlotte Sapp. The next meeting of Chipley Garden Club will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 1. If you would like more information about Chipley Garden Club or would to attend a meeting, please contact Karen Roland at 638-9968. Our meetings are open to the public and new members are welcomed at any time. LIFETIME from page A1 BRIEFS from page A1 In that capacity, he oversaw manage ment on Pine Log and Point Washington State Forests as well as all wild land re suppression crews for Bay and Walton counties. Over the course of his career, Sabo has had extensive training based around the National Wildre Coordinating Group (NWCG) curriculum, including wild land re suppression training, and forest re sources management training. He is also a Certied Public Manager, a title that comes with a two-year practical course conducted by Florida State University. But the one training course that stands out as most instrumental in his career was an NWCG leadership course entitled L-580Leadership in Action. It took place in southwestern Tennes see on a Civil War battleeld site known as Shiloh. We basically went through the entire battle. It really helped put into per spective the process of making decisions under adverse conditions, Sabo said. Im thankful to live and work in the Panama City area, be a part of this community, and interact with all other local agencies. Its a challenging and rewarding job and Im looking forward to it. Sabos ofce is at the Chipola Forestry Centers district headquarters located at 715 West 15th Street in Panama City. He can be reached at 872-7686. For Florida Forest Service media inter views and photo and video opportunities, contact Brian GoddinWildre Mitiga tion Specialist/ Public Information Ofcer: Florida Forest Service (Chipola Forestry Center) at 625-6621. To report a suspicious re, call 547-7083. For more information about the Florida Forest Service, includ ing wildre information, or recreational opportunities, visit the Florida Forest Ser vice website at www.oridaforestservice.com The Chipola Forestry Center of the Florida Forest Service consists of 7 coun ties including Bay, Walton, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun, Washington, and Jackson coun ties. (Special Note: Effective July 1st, 2011, the Florida Division of Forestry re turned to its original namethe Florida Forest. FORESTRY from page A1 Development Council would like to see 100 to 200 acres of the development set aside for industrial zoning. Mr. Watson wanted you to know about the project, Clark told the commission ers. Weve been working with them. This is a long term development process, not something that is going to spring up overnight. Commissioner Roger Hagan asked if all of the property was located with in Washington County. As far as I know, it is, Clark said. Clark also told the com missioners the countys Economic Development Council is working to refo cus its efforts toward bring businesses into Washing ton County based on the resources and strengths of the county. We have developed a three-year strategic plan, Clark said. We want to focus on communication between our various orga nizations, and have more collaboration between the EDC, the county and the cities. Clark said the council is laying out a new set of targeted industries for the EDC to seek for locating in Washington County. The development of the Future Land Use Map, which the commissioners have been working on, can be an im portant tool in the recruit ing of future industries to our area, he said. Besides being chairman of the EDC, Clark was ap pointed to the governing board of the Northwest Florida Water Manage ment District in March by Gov. Rick Scott. Clark said he agreed to serve after the districts executive director, Jon Steverson, contacted him. Clark said he realized hav ing a representative in the district from Washington County would be a benet to the region. He also said the idea of working with Steverson was appealing. You cant nd a more honest, hard-working man than Jon Steverson, Clark said. Ive learned more about hydrology in the last few weeks than I ever thought I would. Its a privilege to serve on the Northwest Florida Water Management Dis trict board, and dont hesi tate to contact me, Clark said. I want to help make sure Washington County and the other rural coun ties are represented. DEVELOPMENT from page A1 State celebrates 500th anniversary of the rst European exploration of Florida From Staff Reports TALLAHASSEE The 500th anniversa ry of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leons arrival on the land he named La Florida in 1513 is being celebrat ed this week across the state. This week marks an historic an niversary for Florida and the entire United States of America. Ponce de Len, during the week of April 2, 1513, became the rst documented European to arrive anywhere in the current United States of America, said Gov. Rick Scott on Monday. This special anniversary is an opportunity to share Floridas unique story and reect on the people, plac es and events that made Florida the dynamic state it is today, Scott said. In addition to our work in creat ing a more business friendly climate, Floridas rich history and culture have supported tourism, which is among the many reasons that weve created nearly 300,000 private-sector jobs and our unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent, the gover nor said. The policies we are imple menting are working and we encour age more people to come to Florida to contribute to the overall economic vitality of our state. Five centuries ago a band of Spanish explorers led by Juan Ponce de Leon explored much of the coast of Floridas peninsula. That was the rst of a wave of Eu ropean exploration of what is now the United States. (Columbuss fa mous landing in 1492 was in the West Indies.) This year, Florida is celebrating the anniversary with a yearlong se ries of events titled Viva Florida 500. Spain controlled Florida for most of rst 300 years of exploration and settlement Florida became part of the United States in 1821 and that Spanish inuence has lasted long af ter the Spaniards withdrew. At the top of the list would be the states name. de Leon rst stepped foot in Flor ida, near modern-day Melbourne Beach or, maybe, it was near St. Au gustine, in April when plenty of wild owers were blooming. He dubbed the land Pascua Florida Spanish for owery Easter later shortened to La Florida. The name stuck. Following years of expeditions by a succession of explorers, the Span ish nally put down roots in 1564 with the founding of St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States preceding Eng lish settlements in New England by decades. Since then, a lot has happened in Florida that can be traced to its Span ish heritage. The Spanish brought cattle, which set up what later became a major Florida industry. The Native American tribes that had lived here for thousands of years were wiped out by violence and by inadvertently introducing infections unknown in the Americas The deci mation of the population created an opening for a group of Creeks to es cape intertribal conicts in what is now present-day Alabama to form the basis of the Seminole tribe. The Seminoles, who had taken ref uge in Florida, fought early American settlers in a series of wars in the 19th century and the tribe was never defeated. When the Spanish left Florida, they didnt go far, remaining in the Spanish islands in the West Indies and in South and Central America. That proximity set up Florida for being inuenced in coming years in its culture, economics and environ ment, inuences that extend into modern times. Those inuences included: The rise in the Florida cigar indus try in the 19th century in Tampa and other cities, including Bartow. The late 20th century expansion of sugar cane farming in the Everglades after the U.S. embargoed trade with communist Cuba. The existence of those farms have created an environ mental and political obstacle to re storing the famed River of Grass. storm water management facilities, then reconstruct a new restaurant as well as parking facilities and storm wa ter management facilities. There will be a retention pond where the play area is now, said Jason Toole, an engineer with CPH Engineers Inc. of Panama City. There will not be a play area at the new restaurant. Miner said the retention pond might help with ooding that occurs at the intersection. Toole said the entrance from Main Street will be relo cated south toward the Goodwill Industries parking lot. Construction on the project is expected to begin in June, Toole said, and should take 90 to 120 days to complete. Where will I get my sweet tea while McDonalds is closed? joked council member Karen Rustin. Rustin also gave council member Kevin Russell some artists renderings of a possible veterans memorial, which could be incorporated into the planned city park that will be located where the city water tower is currently located. The mayor created a committee in March for the design of the park. Once the old tower is demolished, the commit tee will be charged with developing a historical site. Russell is chairman of the committee, will includes Dar rin Wall, Valerie Parks, Dorothy Odom and Jim Morris. The council voted on March 7 to pursue taking down the old water tower after discovering it would cost almost $200,000 to bring the structure back up to code, and learn ing the roof of the tower has rusted loose and is just sitting atop the structure. Demolition of the tower is expected to cost $24,000. Miner told the council on Thursday that the demolition project was running into some obstacles. The Department of Transportation is requesting that the water tower be torn down in the evenings for trafc safety, and the city will also have to hire a trafc management engineering rm. The company the city planned on hiring to do the demolition is not wanting to do a night time demolition, Miner said. If this winds up costing a lot more, we will probably want to go back and get some bids on the job, Miner said. COUNCIL from page A1

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Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, April 6, 2013 Special to the News VERNON The Vernon High School Theatre De partment is currently in full rehearsals for their childrens production, Charlottes Web. Directed by Kevin Rus sell the cast includes: Kate Burke as the Narrator, Mi chaela Weeks as the grand child, Amber Burt as Fern Arable, Aaron Fugate as John Arable, Kori Maynor as Martha Arable, Taylor Young as Avery Arable, Nick Porter as Homer Zucker man, Heidi Edwards as Edith Zuckerman, Dakota Ball as Lurvey, Dylan Rudd as Wilbur, Kevin Russell as Templeton, Jaclyn Coat ney as Charlotte, Morgan McKenzie as the Goose, Austin Selden as the Gan der, Jakevia Works as the Sheep, Kaylee Walsingham as the Lamb, Whitney Mul lins as the Reporter, Sarah Boullard as the Photogra pher, Jacquel Watson as the Announcer, Sarah Coatney as Uncle, Audrey, Cray, Hill Holley as Baby Spiders, An geleigh Donaldson, Tiffany Williamson, Nina Peterson as the Fair Judges, and Morgann Wells, Avanti Da vis, Matthew Spittler, and Taylor Lilly as Fair Goers. Destiny Clayton will serve as Stage Manager for this production. The Childrens Litera ture Association named this the best American childrens book of the past two hundred years. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irre sistible young pig who des perately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Temple ton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuck erman family; the Arables; and most of all, the extraor dinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a true friend and a good writer. Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her cam paign with the miracle of her web in which she writes, Some Pig. Its the beginning of a victorious campaign, which ultimate ly ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give the audience an evening of enchantment. Charlottes Web, writ ten by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White, and presented through special arrange ment with The Dramatic Publishing Company, will take the stage May 16 17 at 7 p.m. nightly. General admission tick ets will go on sale to the public starting May 1, 2013 in the Vernon High School Main Ofce. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for stu dent. Vernon High School is located at 3232 Moss Hill Road. For further informa tion, you can contact Di rector Kevin Russell at vhstheatre@gmail.com, or call 535-2046. VHS Theatre Department announces cast for Charlottes Web Kiwanis Club hears from Air Force veteran Special to the News CHIPLEY The Chipley Kiwanis Club heard a program presented by retired United States Air Force 1st Sgt. Matt Standish. Mr. Standish served in the USAF for 26 years before retir ing approximately seven years ago. Mr. Standish spent the rst 21 years of his service working with ordnance and munitions on ghter aircraft. He spent the last ve years as a 1st Sergeant. A 1st Sergeant is the senior en listed man in a military command and is responsible for the health, morale, welfare, and discipline of all of his (or her) airmen or soldiers. Currently Mr. Standish works with the Bay County Vet Center located in Panama City. The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a sig nicant number of Vietnam era vets we still experiencing read justment problems when re-en ter civilian life after discharge for the military. Vet Centers are com munity based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In April 1991, in response to the Persian Gulf War, Congress ex tended the eligibility to veterans who served during other periods of armed hostilities after the Viet nam era. Those other periods are iden tied as Lebanon, Grenada, Pan ama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia and Kosovo/Bosnia. In October 1996, Congress extended the eli gibility to include WWII and Ko rean Combat Veterans. The goal of the Vet Center pro gram is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and re ferral services to eligible veter ans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. On April 1, 2003 the Secretary of Veterans Affairs extended eli gibility for Vet Center services to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom; and in June 2003, Vet Center eligibility was extended to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and subsequent Op eration within the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The family members of all veterans listed above are eligible for Vet Center services as well. In August 2003, VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi authorized Vet Centers to furnish bereavement counseling servic es to surviving parents, spouses, children, and siblings of services members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel. Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psychological and social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition form military to civil ian life. They include: Individual and group counseling for Veter ans and their families; Family counseling for military related issues; Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death; Military sexual trauma counseling and referral; Outreach and education includ ing Post Deployment Health Reassessment Program and community events; Substance abuse assessment and referral; Employment assessment and referral; Veteran benets expla nation and referral; Screening and referral for medical issues including Traumatic Brain Injury, depression and other psychologi cal issues. The services provided are all strictly condential. The Vet Cen ter keeps all information, includ ing who visits the Vet Center, con dential. All records are strictly condential. They are kept at the Vet Center and are not shared with anyone or any other orga nization, including other units of the Veterans Administration. The Bay County Vet Center provides services for Veterans in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Jack son, Washington and Holmes counties. The Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays at Pattillos restau rant in the middle of the WHTC campus at noon. For an invitation contact any Kiwanian or David Solger, Member Chairperson at 638-1276. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Chipley, visit www.ChipleyKiwanis.com Miss. Washington County Relay WASHINGTON COUNTY Come be apart of the Miss. Washington County Relay Beauty Pageant. The pageant will be at 6 p.m. on Friday night April 12, for ages 11 to 18 and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 for ages birth to 10 years old. Entry fee is $50. You can pick up entry forms at C & C Bookkeeping, Washington County News or by contacting Naomi Carter at ncrelayforlife@gmail.co m 2013 Relay For Life Race For a Cure Car Show WASHINGTON COUNTY On behalf of the Washington County Relay for Life, we would like to invite you to bring your favorite Hot Rod and show it off in out rst ever Race For a Cure Car Show. The show will be held at 9 a.m. on April 13, at Pals Park in Chipley. Trophies will be awarded on the Relay stage at noon. Trophies will be awarded to the fans favorite car, rst, second and third place and a Grand Champion trophy will be awarded to the Car or Club who turns in the most donations from your entry. There is no charge to enter your car. The club that enters the most cars will receive a plaque from the American Cancer Society in recognition of your clubs contribution to a world with more birthdays. There is no year, make, or model limit to this show. There will be food, drinks, and entertainment available to all who enter or attend. For more information contact Jimmy to register at 786-447-7440 or jim@bigjimssmokinbutts.com Relay looking for survivors to be honored at Washington County Relay for Life 2013W ASHINGTON C OUNTY The Washington County Relay for Life is looking for survivors to honor at this years Relay for Life 2013 event. If you are a cancer survivor your name, address and shirt size to the following locations for Relay updates, reservation at the Survivors Banquet and free survivor t-shirt: to the Washington County News (ask for Cathrine), or call Connie Wheeler at 260-4073. Or you can mail it to the Washington County News, C/O Cathrine Lamb, 1364 North Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. You can also send them by email to clamb@chipleypaper.co m Bay County Vet Center offers variety of servicesS PECIAL TO THE N EWS Matt Standish discusses the Bay County Vet Center with the Kiwanis Club on April 2. Relay EVENTS

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CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Halifax Media Group. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. OPINION www.chipleypaper.com A Page 4 Section Saturday, April 6, 2013 Christian Haven Church Jam Session CHIPLEY Christian Haven Church will be holding their monthly Jam Session at 6 p.m. on April 6. There will be refreshments with singing immediately afterward. For more information call 638-0836 or 773-2602. New Home Baptist presents The Gospel by Way of Chalk GRACEVILLE Pastor Johnny Jones and the congregation of New Home Baptist Church invite you to a day of fun, food, and a unique gospel presentation on April 6. Activities will begin around 4 p.m., with hamburgers, hotdogs and all the trimmings. This will be followed with Brother Al Leach sharing the gospel message by way of a chalk sermon. Brother Al is a commercial artist and a gospel preacher who has ministered for 30 years. In this unique presentation, you will see and hear the gospel as it is presented. The whole family young and old will be blessed and encouraged by this special presentation. New Home Baptist Church is located just off Piano Road in Graceville. For more information call 326-4712 or 276-9891. Tent Revival of America BONIFAY The Florida Springs RV Resort and Campground will be hosting Todd Allen Herendeens Tent Revival of America on April 6. The church and Veterans organization yard sale will begin at 4 p.m., with a gospel and patriotic music program at 7 p.m. food and soft drinks will be available. The yard sale and tent program are free to everyone. For more information or to reserve camping spots call 258-3110. Jazz Chorus to perform MARIANNA St. Lukes Episcopal Church will be hosting the Troy University Vocal Jazz Chorus at 4 p.m. on April 14. There will be a meet the artists reception following the recital. Donations will be accepted for the Fine Arts Series. For more information call 482-2431. Last week, Pope Francis set an example worthy of worldwide attention. In some Christian denominations, Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) is observed with foot washing rites. This is in imitation of Jesus, who washed his disciples feet. The new pontiff knelt to wash and kiss the feet of several prisoners. He stated, Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart. I do this with my heart because it is my duty; as a priest and bishop I must be at your service. What a magni cent gesture. And then I read that some traditionalists found it offensive. When I saw that, I was stunned. How could anyone oppose such an act of caring and humility? But apparently, some people found it beneath the Popes dignity. Others were angry that he included female and non-Christian inmates. Some people cited canon law, stating that only males can participate in the foot-washing rite. Even if he did sidestep the rules in this case, maybe its about time somebody did. Rules that exclude women are no less wrong when backed by organized religion. There are Biblical examples of Jesus ignoring certain aspects of religious law in order to serve others. It remains to be seen what Pope Francis will do in the future, but hes off to a promising start. Ive seen the phrase a breath of fresh air used many times in regard to his papacy thus far. One online commentator said it all: Im an atheist, and I like this guys style. Another person wrote, I am a Muslim and I respect this Pope. Believers and nonbelievers alike are paying attention. For those who think treating prisoners like human beings is beneath their dignity, Jesus and most of his apostles were prisoners at one time or another. They faced arrest, trials and incarceration. Jesus made a note about the importance of visiting prisoners (Matthew 25:36.) Christians who are too proud to deal with prisoners are ignoring the New Testament. Its not just Christianity that teaches compassion toward the imprisoned. Theres a form of Buddhist meditation taking prison populations by storm. If you havent heard of the Vipassana movement, its being taught in prisons around the world, including the U.S. Even individuals whove breached the laws of society have a right to spiritual solace. Prisoners are not beneath anyones dignity. We cant simply lock people up and forget about them. The Pope has shown us, through a symbolic act, how to deal with marginalized members of society. Will we follow his lead and reach out to others, or just shrug it off and return to our safe little lives? Whether youre religious or not, theres something to be learned here. We can all serve others. 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 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m. : Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6380093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the rst 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. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A FRIDAY 6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Reservations at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at LaurdenDavis Art Gallery call 703-0347 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more information call 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. Call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. Faith EVENTS Setting an example CHARITY OF THE WEEK: DIGNITY U WEAR Dignity U Wear is a Florida-based group that gives away brand new clothes. Far too often, children in need wear ragged, illtting, second-hand clothes to school, and fear being bullied. This organization not only clothes children, but also homeless veterans, in addition to women and children in domestic abuse shelters. Many impoverished Americans have never owned a new coat, clothes, or even underwear (in fact, underwear is their most requested item). This isnt about handouts of ratty, stained, used clothing. Its about new clothes that recipients can be proud to wear to school or work. Dignity U Wear has given away over $125 million worth of brand new clothes since the year 2000. Dignity U Wear http://www.dignityuwear.org / 136 North Myrtle Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204 904-636-9455 SHANNON SEYLER Faithfully Yours 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 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 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 Community CALENDAR Library HOURS

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Local Washington County News | A5 Saturday, April 6, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Saturday, April 6, 2013 Washington County News | A5 4-3208 IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 13-13 CP IN RE:Estate of SUSAN E. KENDRICK, deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Susan E. Kendrick, deceased, whose date of death was March 22, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8731, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Avenue, Post Office Box 647, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the Petitioner and the Petitioners attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 6, 2013. April Patterson 1052 Hwy 277 Chipley, FL 32428 Personal Representative MICHELLE B. TAGERT, ESQ. Law Office of Frank A. Baker, P.A. 4431 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 526-3633 Florida Bar #70836 Counsel for Personal Representative As published in the Washington County News on April 6 and April 13, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 12-000301-CA 2010-3 SFR VENTURE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. SUMMER LEASING, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): Summer Leasing, Inc., 1284 Jackson Avenue Chipley, FL 32428 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an amended action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 4 THROUGH 11, BOTH INCLUSIVE, BLOCK F.D. OF J.H. JOHNSON SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS. 2002 DOUBLE WIDE FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME S/N GAFL154A86771ET21 & GAFL154B86771ET21 2002 DOUBLE WIDE FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME S/N GAFL135A18425ET21 & GAFL135B18425ET21 has been filed against Summer Leasing, Inc. and you are required to send a copy of your written defenses, if any, to James Harris, Esq., McCalla Raymer, LLC, 110 SE. Suite 2400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 27 day of March, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Bill To: Rob N. Hyman, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 685909 James Harris, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 714054 McCalla Raymer, LLC 110 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 2400 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Phone: (954) 332-9442 Facsimile: (954) 692-9098 Attorneys for Plaintiff The above will be published in WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days.If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. As published in the Washington County News March 30, 2013 April 6, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 67-2008-DP-08 IN THE INTEREST OF: S.D. MINOR CHILDREN DOB:02/23/2008 NOTICE OF ACTION (SEC.39.801 (b) FS)The State of Florida to RONALD ANDERSON, natural mother whose residence and address is unknown. You are hereby notified that a Petition under oath has been filed in the above styled Court for the Termination of Parental Rights in the case of S.D., minor child, to licensed child placement agency for subsequent adoption. You are hereby noticed that an Advisory Hearing will be held before the Honorable Christopher N. Patterson, Judge of the Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, at the Holmes County Courthouse 201 N Oklahoma Street ,Bonifay, Florida 32425, on the 14th day of May, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., CENTRAL TIME. You have the right to appear with counsel at this hearing. If you can not afford legal representation, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this hearing upon the determination of insolvency. You must either appear on the date and at the time specified or send a written response to the Court prior to that time. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD OR CHILDREN. As published in the Washington County News March 16, 23, 30, Aripl 6, 2013 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC 10L LLC, c/o Pender Newkirk & Co, LLC the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1310 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 00-4151-0141 Description of Property Lot B-141, First Addition to Leisure Lakes Name in which Assessed: Alicia Alarcon Chabanne Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 244. Amount to Redeem for March $7,993.21 Amount to Redeem for April $8,108.59 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr.6 and April 13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC 10U LLC c/o Pender Newkirk & Co LLC, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 0113 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 00-0231-0008 Description of Property: Commence at a one-half inch metal rebar (#2456) marking the Southwest corner of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 12 West, Washington County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 47 minutes 03 seconds West along the West line of said Section 20 for a distance of 30.40 feet to the intersection with the North Right of way line of County Road No. 280; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 07 seconds East along said North Right of way line for a distance of 1507.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 31 seconds East 457.58 feet to the Point of BeWashington County Kindergarten Registration CHIPLEY Kate M. Smith and Vernon Elementary School will begin Kindergarten Registration will be held on Monday, April 8, for the 2013-14 school year. You may stop by the school ofce to pick up a registration packet. All requirements for registration will be attached to the packet. All forms and proper documentation must be completed for child to be registered. Children must be ve years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2013. You must provide: Certied Birth Certicate (not hospital copy), Social Security card, Florida immunization record (can be obtained at location shots were received), Florida physical (must be dated within one year of rst day of school) and proof of residency in Washington County. Senior Expo planned CHIPLEY Washington County Council on Aging will be holding their annual Senior Exp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Washington County Agricultural Center. There will be food, and a grand prize drawing. Information will be handed out by hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies, state SHINE program, nursing home, funeral home pre-need, Florida telecommunication, the Washing Holmes Vo-Tech and many more. Spring Plant Sale DOTHAN, Ala. The Wiregrass Master Gardener Association will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The sale will be held in the master gardener nursery at the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens located on Headland Avenue in Dothan, Ala. Plants to be included are: annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, ground covers, vines and ornamental grasses, trees shrubs, bulbs, house and tropical plants and succulents. The Association will provide soil pH testing, kits for soil analysis, and re ant control information. Admission to the sale and the gardens is free and we encourage you to tour the beautiful gardens while at the sale. Our plants are lovingly grown by master gardeners and reasonable priced. Purchase you plants from the gardens of the masters and receive knowledgeable planting information. For more information call Cheryl Hatcher at 334-798-1034. Owens Cousins Reunion VERNON The Owens Cousins Reunion will be held on April 13 in the fellowship hall of Bonnet Pond Community Church. Family and Friends are invited to come at 11 a.m. to visit and share memories and photographs. Stay to eat at noon. A slideshow of old and new photographs will be presented, and copies of photos and documents will be available. The church is located on Bonnet Pond Road between Vernon and Wausau. For more information please call Susan Steverson at 547-5786. Second Annual Two-Toe Tom Festival ESTO The Second Annual Two-Toe Tom festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at John W. Clark Park in Esto. There will be a Car and Truck Show on the day of the even with a 50/50 drawing and door prizes at 2 p.m. Registration for the Car and Truck Show will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the cost to enter the show is $15 per vehicle. A Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with a 60/40 split. The cost to enter the tournament will be $20 per team. There will be concerts through out the day by The Springs, Ron French (All Heart Music), Southern Chain Gang and Big and Loud. There will also be a dunking booth, a re truck exhibit, cakewalk, face painting and vendors selling wood art, childrens cloths, hand painted items, candles, arts and crafts, food and much more. For more information call Darlene Madden at 263-3201 or the Town of Esto at 263-6521. Shiver Reunion planned PENSACOLA Shiver Reunion will be held beginning at 10 a.m., and last all day on Saturday, April 13, at Blue Angel Recreation Area 2100 Bronson Road Pensacola. Bring covered dish of your choice and dress comfortably. All Grand Children of Jacob, William, Sarah, Abraham, John, Elizabeth, Daniel, and James Shiver, please come and bring your family. Learn about your ancestors from 1734. Fun for everyone, childrens play ground. For more information call Eustice or Judy Shiver 791-1175 in Pensacola. Bethlehem Springtime Heritage Day BONIFAY The 1st Annual Bethlehem Springtime Heritage day will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Breakfast will be cooked on an old wood stove and be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is entertainment scheduled all day, with a petting zoo, wagon rides, horse rides, plant sale and games and activities. Exhibitions of old time crafts and trades will also be set up. Kindle Class slated CHIPLEY Washington County Public Library will be holding a tablet class at 5 p.m. on April 16. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information call 638-1314. Legends and Lore set for April 19-20 CHIPLEY The Friends of Falling Waters State Park will be having a good time at the 10th Annual Legends and Lore Festival on April 19 and 20. There will be living history demonstrators, animal exhibits, Civil War battle reenactments, local artisans, crafts and great food. You can also stop at the Librarys table and chat with your Washington County Public Library staff. Have you always had a question you wanted to know about the staff or Library? Now is you opportunity to ask and learn more about the services that the library provides. Poker Run planned GRITNEY Gritney Volunteer Fire Department will be putting on their 3rd Annual Poker Run Event April 20. We will start off with a Pancake Breakfast, which we will start serving at 7 a.m. Registration for the run will began at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Mrs. Jessica at 547-2200. Celebrate National Library Week CHIPLEY This year National Library Week will be held on April 14 to 20, and highlights the theme Communities Matter. To show their appreciation, the Washington County Library staff will have daily drawings all week for individuals to win fun library prizes. Check out any library material to receive a free ticket. You must be a library patron to enter. Remember to show you appreciation of you Library by thanking you County Commissioners, the Friends of Washington County Public Library and other government leaders for their funding support. Groce Reunion planned PANAMA CITY Plans for the Groce Reunion have been nalized. The Annual Groce Reunion will be held at noon on April 20, at Under the Oaks Park on Tyndall Parkway. All friends and relatives are more than welcome. For more information or directions call 773-3456. Tablet Class set CHIPLEY Washington County Public Library will be holding a tablet class at 5 p.m., April 23. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information call 638-1314. Miss Holmes County Beauty Pageant BONIFAY The Miss Holmes County Beauty Pageant Peanut Preliminary will be held on May 4, at the Holmes County Ag Center. Registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., on April 17. Little Miss and Miss Holmes County will be eligible to compete in the National Peanut Festival Pageant in October. There are certain requirements that Little Miss and Miss Holmes County must meet to be eligible for the National Peanut Festival pageant. All age groups are open except the Little Miss and Miss divisions. Age divisions are as follows: Baby Miss Holmes County zero 11 months, Toddler Miss Holmes Count 12 to 23 months, Tiny Miss Holmes County 2 to 3 years, Future Little Miss Holmes County 4 to 6 years old not yet in the rst grade, Little Miss Holmes County rst grade, Petit Miss Holmes County grade second through fourth, Young Miss Holmes County fth and sixth grade, Teen Miss Holmes County seventh and eighth grade, Junior Miss Holmes County ninth to 11th grade not over 16 by Oct. 1, 2013, Miss Holmes County 17 years of age by Oct. 1, 2013, and Ms. Holmes County Single, Married or Divorced. This is a non-prot organization. For more information call Amanda at 5475435 or Christi at 547-5668. Nook Class set CHIPLEY Washington County Public Library will be holding a tablet class at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 9. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information call 638-1314. Flea Across Florida Book Sale CHIPLEY From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, there will be a book sale on the lawn at the Washington County Public Library Chipley Branch, as part of Flea Across Florida. Flea Across Florida is a 292mile long ea market and yard sale that stretches from Live Oak to Pensacola. Remember purchases go to the acquisition of new materials. Community EVENTS

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A6| Washington County News Saturday, April 6, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 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* 3 Homes for Sale in Chipley. Good rental income. Large lots. Recently remodeled. Motivated seller. 850-481-5352 or 850-849-7676. 20 acres rural woodlands on Steverson Road, north of Bonifay. Some owner financing available. Call (850)547-3129, cell# (850)415-2998. Acreage 1511 Hwy 177, P.O. Box 1181 Bonifay. (850)547-2646 Saturday 7-8 a.m. BANK-REPOSSESSION SMITH LAKE, ALABAMA. Prime dockable Homesite $49,900. Bank loss of $120k per lot, over $3million on 34 lots, makes possible a $200k + homesite for 25 cents on the dollar. Level to water, no stairs. Build at water’s edge. NEW TO MARKET. Roads and utilities in place. Available April 20th. Make early appointment. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Call (877)448-6816 By owner 19 wooded acres 3 miles north of Bonifay with 660’ frontage on Hwy 79. $3,500 per acre. Restricted to housing. Call Richard-(850) 547-2637. Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. 5 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. 2006 FEMA Trailer. 33ft w/ slide out. All electric. $5000.00 OBO. 548-4715 Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing with approved credit. Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 LandHomesExpress. com For Sale 1988 Chevy Silverado. $1500. For more information call 638-4492 C-175 Aircarft Low airframe Hrs, IFR equiped. In annual, ready to go. Will sell or trade for motorhome, equal value, $25,000; 850-849-6842. 4BR Home & 2BR Apartments, furnished. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintance & water provided. 850-547-2096. Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay Now offering studio apts. $350/mo. 2 Bdrm $500/month. Includes city utilities. (850)557-7732. SpaciousOne Bedroom $450 Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 2 Bdrm/1.5 Bath Townhouse Apt. Chipley area. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 1 Bdrm/1 Bath House Chipley area. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-849-6842, 850326-0582, 850-638-7315. Douglas Ferry Rd 2/Bdrm 2/bath No Pets. Background check required. $420/month. Water, gargabe & lawn service included. (850)547-4606. For Rent. Two, 2BR/1BA MH and one 3BR/1BA MH. All on Corbin Rd. Storage buildings, decks, all electric. On nice big lots. I furnish water, garbage, do lawn in summer, spray once a month and change AC filters. For more info call Lou at 638-1911 or 326-0044. Sorry, no pets. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746. POTENTIAL GREAT FLIP PROPERTY!4 BD/2BA plus 800 sqf shop CH/A on 1 acre in country, 3 miles from Chipley. Present owner upgrades will sell in lower 70’s or you purchase as is for lower 50’s. Call Ron @ 850-638-6414 IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/ Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Don’t Delay, Call Today! 866-467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 Kelly Services has immediate needs for Manufacturing Technicians in Jacksonville, FL Relocation stipend available for eligible applicants Pay $17-19/hour, Contact: La’Grata Mobley, 904.245.4807 MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE -TRAIN ONLINE FOR ALLIED HEALTH AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. COMPUTER AND FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. SCHEV AUTHORIZED. CALL 888203-3179 WWW.CENTURAONLINE. COM Tidy Nook looking for handyman/ inspector/ landscaper for property preservation work. Some local travel. Internet and tools required. Materials and training provided. BI-WEEKLY PAY. 888-389-8238 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-4435186 www.Centura Online. com Barber Shop for sale (850) 228-2173. START NOW! OPEN RED HOT DOLLAR, DOLLAR PLUS, MAILBOX, DISCOUNT PARTY, $10 CLOTHING STORE, TEEN STORE, FITNESS CENTER FROM $55,900 WORLDWIDE! WWW.DRSS20.COM (877)807-5591 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 Clerical Full time position, 8-5, M-F in Chipley, Contact One Stop Career Center for more info 850-638-6089 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Preschool needs loving, dependable person to teach, play and love our 2 year olds. Experience preferred. Call (850)547-1444. AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 COMPUTER TECHNICIANS TRAINING! Train for PC Technical Careers at sctrain.edu No computer Experience Needed! Job placement Assistance HS Diploma/GED a Must Start Immediately! 1-888-872-4677 Driver Daily or Weekly Pay. Hometime Choices, One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com DriversHIRING 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 Immediate Opportunity: Entry-Level Oil & Gas Industry Workers Needed. No Experience Necessary. $64,000-$145,000 Per Year Starting Salary. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Details. 1-800-493-3565 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMENEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! Contractors Needed To Verify and Resolve Newspaper Subscriber Delivery Issues. Carriers needed in Washington, Jackson, & Calhoun Co or Fountain/ Youngs town in Bay County The News Herald needs three independent contractors to work form 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, Contact Colin Parker at 850-625-7466 or cparker@ chipleypaper.com Technician Tri-County Community Council, Inc., is accepting applications for an Vehicle Maintenance Technician. QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma (GED) with a minimum of 5 year experience. DUTIES: Perform preventative maintenance on Tri-County Community Council, Inc., vehicle fleet; assist with record maintenance. REQUIREMENTS: Basic Computer knowledge. Current Driver’s license and proper vehicle insurance. Must comply with background screening. Applications may be obtained at any of the Tri-County Community Council Inc., offices or the agency website www.tricountycommunitycouncil.com and submitted by Monday, April 8 2013; 4:30 p.m. Contact LeaAnn, Personnel Tech (850) 547-3689, for additional information. Successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment drug test Only qualified applicants will be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG AND SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE. 2 family yard sale Saturday, April 6, 7 a.m.-until. 510 West North Ave., Bonifay. 5 family yard sale Sat. April 6. 7a.m.-until. Parking lot of Taylor Chiropractic across from Capital City Bank, Hwy. 90, Chipley. Children’s clothes, big office desk, lots of different stuff. 9 Mile Community Yard Sale Saturday, April 6, 2013. 7 a.m. until—. 8 miles north of Westville (from Hwy. 90), 5 miles south of Hwy. 2 (from New Hope). On Hwy. 179-A. Flea Across Florida 272 mile yard sale April 12-14. Three days through Caryville, Florida. Come join us. Open 8 a.m. Giant Moving Sale Sat. April 6. 1292 Church Ave., Chipley, near post office. 8 to 12. New—inflatable boat, TVs, digital camera, metal detector, vacuum, propane heater. Used couches, tables, decorative items, dresser, night stand and lots more yard sale stuff. Cheap! Large Abandoned Goods Sale Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday & Saturday, April 5th &6th 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Al. Near courthouse. Multi family yard sale April 5th & 6th from 8a.m.-until. 565 7th Street, Chipley. Little bit of everything. Yard Sale. 1444 State Park Rd. Chipley. Fri & Sat., April 5 & 6. 8 a.m.-until. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. Chipola College is accepting applications for the following positions: Welding Instructor Career Coach-Welding Program. Minimum qualifications and job duties are available at www.chipola.edu/personnel/jobs. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at pippenw@chipola.edu or at 850-718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Logistics/TransportDISTRICT MANAGERThe Panama City News Herald has openings for a District Manager position. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The perfect candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com. No phone calls. Accepting applications until April 19, 2013. Web ID#34246700Text FL46700 to 56654 ginning; thence departing said Right of way line, North 00 degrees 22 minutes 53 seconds East 571.15 feet; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 09 seconds East, 458.26 feet; thence South 00 degrees 22 minutes 53 seconds West, 519.17 feet aforesaid North Right of way line and a point on a curve being concave Northwesterly, having a radius of 1115.84 feet, a central angle of 17 degrees 33 minutes 46 seconds and a chord bearing and distance of South 81 degrees 36 minutes 29 seconds West, 340.70 feet; thence along the arc of said curve and said Right of way line 342.04 feet; thence North 89 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds West, 131.04 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 6.00 acres, more or less. Name in which Assessed: Guy a Gangi and Allen Syatt Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 244. Amount to Redeem for March $9,775.90 Amount to Redeem for April $9,917.22 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashier’s checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar.23, Mar.30, Apr.6, and Apr.13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC 10L, LLC c/o Pender Newkirk & Co LLC, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 0029 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 00-0004-0020 Description of Property Lot 1, Block 14, Buckhorn Creek Limited Acres Name in which Assessed: Mary James Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for March $5,954.24 Amount to Redeem for April $6,040.33 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashier’s checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr.6, and Apr. 13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2648 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0398-0033 Description of Property Lot 33, Block 398, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Jesus M Salas Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for March $2368.16 Amount to Redeem for April $2402.82 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashier’s checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, and Apr 13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2647 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0398-0032 Description of Property Lot 32, Block 398, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Frances Salas Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for March $2,563.80 Amount to Redeem for April $2,601.33 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashier’s checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, and Apr. 13, 2013. Hueland T Brown 5220 Shell Point Rd, Vernon FL 32462. DEP UA-66534. Retrieve logs from the mouth of Holmes Creek where it meets the Choctawhathee River to Hard Labor Creek. A Childless Married Couple seeks to adopt. Financial security. Homestudy approved! Let’s help each other. Expenses paid. Carolyn & Ken. Call Sklar Law Firm 1-800218-6311. Bar# 0150789 AUCTION LARGE FARM AND CONSTRUCTION DATE: Saturday April 20 8:00 A.M. LOCATION: 5529 Hwy 231 North Campbellton, FL 32426 (2) Local Farm Dispersals (3) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Depts, city & 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.co m Barber Shop for Sale 850-228-2173 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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of Washington County Washington County Business Volume 6, Number 4 Washington County, Florida April-May 2013 WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Downtown living option is a plus for building owners, city growth As you may be aware from the local news, the City of Chipley is in the process of revising its ordinance that deals with individuals living in the core downtown of Chipley. At one point people did live in downtown Chipley, but that was a long time ago. e Chipley Redevelopment Agency has long been an advocate for this change and realizes a vibrant downtown requires residents to not only live downtown, but also to shop, eat and recreate. e position of the CRA is simple and actually oers the owners of the downtown buildings who have a second oor more options. It is not well-known, but there are several apartments that exist in the core downtown area. Under current law, however, only the owners of the building can live in their own building. In trying to do its mission and help in the redevelopment of downtown Chipley, the CRA believes that giving the building owners more options to do things with their buildings is a good thing. If the city allows a living component to happen, this may be the rst step to encourage building owners to renovate their properties and develop apartment units in their buildings. Some property-owners already have apartment units in place, and now they may take advantage of the new ruling and develop an additional source of rental income. An attractive, active downtown is a draw for young single professionals as well as young couples just starting out in life. I have heard many arguments both pro and con on this issue, but truly the oering of a living component by the City of Chipley creates only opportunities for the property-owners. It will be the owners choice to either build or not build the units. During dicult economic times providing creative opportunities to our businesses is a welcomed option. Before the City took this action, the owners did not have this option. Revitalizing downtown, any downtown, is not an easy task. e CRA applauds the City and the progressive steps that it is taking. As in all things in life we are all connected to one another and only together can we work and eect positive change. Everyones participation and support is needed. Ted Everett Executive Director Jim Brook

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A Message fr o m the President Page 2 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 Washington County Business ADVOCATE A Publication of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Bareeld Washington County News Vann Brock ABC Fence Gary Clark West Florida Electric Cooperative Association Joy Davis Walmart #2114 Terry Ellis WestPoint Home Andy Fleener One South Bank Garrett Martin Atkins Engineering Jan Page Community South Credit Union Philip Pippin Pippin Appraisal Services Patrick A. Schlenker Northwest Florida Community Hospital William Steverson Kings Drugs Darrin Wall Gulf Power Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everett Executive Director ted@washcomall.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157. A Message fr o m the Executive Director PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renew ing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publica tions, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Eorts in Washington County Ted Everett Greetings readers! It is great to see that Spring has arrived. Speaking of Spring activity, the Chamber has just wrapped up its annual banquet. is year the program was an evening of Bluegrass music featuring the Big River Bluegrass Band. As many in the area can attest, Bluegrass music is very popular within our region and the program was enjoyed by all. Special Kudos to Cindy Johnson Brown as the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year. Cindy is our Ambassador chair and has done an excellent job with our Ambassador program. Once again, our Ambassadors have made dierence in our communities and we thank Cindy and all the Ambassadors for their eorts and sup port of the Chamber. Congratulations also to Dr. Mark Taylor and Taylor Chiropractic as the Washington County Business of the Year! We received some great nominations for businesses who were truly worthy of recognition, but a tip of the hat to Taylor Chiropractic for its business development and community involvement in Washington County. e Chamber also welcomes new board member Joy Davis, manager of the Chipley Walmart Supercenter. Joy brings an incredible amount of business experi ence to the board and we all look forward to having the benet of her expertise and experience for the betterment of our busi ness community. e Chamber hosted its rst Sporting Clay Tournament in March at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports complex. e par ticipants say they had a great time. Special thanks to board members Gary Clark and Garrett Martin for all their hard work in organizing this event. In May, the Chamber will launch a Membership Drive. It will run about two weeks and during that time, please remem ber to follow us on Facebook and also on our website for updates. If you are not a member, please feel free to call me and/or attend our new Member Luncheon where we will discuss all the activities conducted by the Chamber for the benet of our businesses and our com munities. More details to come. On a personal note, many thanks to the board of the Chamber of Commerce and sta as well as the many members that lent their support through the last six weeks after my surgery. All is good and again, thanks to all for your support. Nicole Bareeld Within our county, state and nation, it seems we are in a mode of suspended animation. With all the doom and gloom from downturns, scal clis, sequestrations, regulations, etc., we are living in a bunker mentality, hunkered down and afraid to make a move. When youve been that way for awhile, you forget that you can move and remain focused on the problems that keep you from taking any steps. You dont even lift your head to recognize that, despite all predictions, the sky hasnt fallen, and youre still around. So Im suggesting its time to take stock of where you are in business, and your personal lives, and evaluate what moves you can make to keep your business and life headed in the right direction. Like it or not, nothing in this world is static. Change will happen and now is the time to make sure you have some say in what those changes will be. From a business perspective, its good to know you dont have to go it alone. e Chamber is there to help you navigate through dicult choices and see the way going forward. e Chamber can help with resources that might let your business expand. e Chamber has sponsored seminars to make you a better employee, manager and even understand how to manage your credit. e Chamber is an advocate for businesses and business development with local, state and national legislators, ensuring issues aecting individual and county businesses are addressed. Youll see in this issue of the Advocate the strategic initiatives already underway for economic development in this county. Sometimes the best service the Chamber provides is to bring its members together for some fun and fellowship. Spending time with colleagues can give you insight on best practices and common issues, and educate you about opportunities to grow your business. At the March ird ursday, members learned some businesses in Washington County might qualify for BP settlement money who would have believed it? As part of its mission to improve the quality of life in Washington County, the Chamber is even working on ways to reduce serious health issues such as diabetes and obesity in our community See RESOURCE page 7

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 3 May 16 Third Thursday Program: Florida Rep. District 5 Marti Coley gives us an update on legislative issues in the current session. Marti Coley is the Speaker pro tempore for 2012-2014. She currently serves on the state Appropriations, Judiciary and Rules and Calendar committees, as well as the subcommittee for Energy & Utilities. Coley was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2005, and has subsequently been re-elected. Her legislative service also includes chairing the Bay County Legislative Delegation since 2006; Deputy Majority Whip from 2006-2008; K12 Education Committee vice-chair, and Postsecondary Education committee chair. There will not be a Third Thursday in April Davis joins Chamber board Joy Davis, store manager of Walmart #2114 in Chipley, has joined the Washington County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Davis is originally from Dothan, Ala., where she graduated from Dothan High School. She started in the retail industry in 1986 with Food World grocery stores as an assistant manager. Davis joined Walmart in 1997 has has served the company in various capacities throughout the Florida Panhandle and Wiregrass area in Alabama. Davis is an avid sports fan, especially of the Alabama Crimson Tide. She plans to remain in the Panhandle and serve the community for many years to come. Now Accepting New Patients Looking for a family doctor? We Treat You Like Familybetter than Annette Porter, MDFamily Medicine/Hospitalist Mark Garney, ARNP-C Leann Davidson, ARNP (850) 415-6781 James Clemmons, MDFamily Medicine (850)638-0678David Taing, MDFamily Medicine Sports Medicine (850) 415-8303 Wade Melvin, MDFamily Medicine Deborah Day, ARNP (850)638-0552 (850) 638-7910Samuel Ward, MDFamily Medicine Dawn Edeneld, ARNP-C Zac Dickson, ARNP-C Je Horton, ARNP-C Wendy Corbin, ARNP-C (850)638-3400Quality health care for you and your entire family, with care you can trust, right here at home. Call today for an appointment and start your family on the road to good health. of Washington County Sponsor:

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Page 4 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 EDC creates road map for economic growth Gary Clark, EDC Chair e Washington County Economic Development Councils Mission is to create an economic climate for business expansion and prosperity by promoting positive solutions for growth through planning, marketing and collaboration among the Council, business, commu nity and government. At rst glance the statement may look like just another catch phrase, but business leaders across this county have poured heart and soul into shaping and dening what would become the new mission statement for the Washing ton County Economic Development Council (EDC). Over the course of many long strategic planning sessions your EDC has been working to lay out the road map to our future through planned growth and the creation of new jobs and opportunities for the citizens of this county. e council set out to not only dene our vision but to narrow our mission as well. As the primary funding mechanism for economic development the council has committed to focus ing our eorts on raising the necessary funds to promote Washington County and to assist businesses with potential growth opportunities. is eort will focus on private sec tor funding but will also take a com mitment from community and govern ment leaders as well. e plan that was developed in cludes areas of key initiatives, two of which are listed below. Business Retention and Expan sionthe Council agrees that the most important step that could be taken to grow the economy of Washington County and to create new jobs is to focus on existing business. Council leaders recognize that few programs exist on the county, state or federal level that assists existing businesses. Eorts are being made to expand current enterprise zones to enhance business in centives for every business throughout the county. In addition, all eorts will be focused on developing strategies and regulatory relief that will give expand ing business the same advantage that new businesses moving into a commu nity receive. From funding, incentives, regulation and permitting, all areas of concern will be addressed. Create and maintain a business friendly environment. ere is an old saying in economic development, Business goes where it is invited and it stays where it feels welcome. e EDC recognizes the need to make certain that business, government, tourism and the environment work together for the common good of the citizens. Communication and collaboration on issues is key to this success and can only be enhanced by the development of a stronger network of leadership. e EDC will soon propose the creation of a super-council to address this need. e idea of the super-council is simply a regularly scheduled meeting of the representatives of all the major political sub groups within the county. is would include city, county, school, law enforcement, DOT and other gov ernmental entities with any jurisdiction within the county. e goal would be simply to communicate the common needs, ideas and objectives that we all share. ese are just a few of the many new and exciting initiatives that will be undertaken this year by your EDC. Stay tuned for more details and more in depth information on our mission to build a better Washington County! Ask about our Refer A Friend promotion!

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 5 Taylor Chiropractic is Business of the Year Taylor Chiropractic was recognized as the 2012 Chamber Business of the Year at the annual banquet April 4. Taylor Chiropractic has been in business since 2008, taking over the practice of Steiger Chiropractic Center in Chipley. In the past ve years Dr. Mark Tay lor and his sta have treated hundreds of patients with an eort to bring a unique combina tion of quality healthcare in a warm and relaxed environ ment, according to Taylor. Two years ago, the business upgraded to a larger facility in downtown Chipley and now has seven employees, including three massage therapists. In the nomination letter, Taylor was characterized as an alternative medicine health care professional concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and preven tion of disorders of the neuromusculo skeltal system and the, eects of these disorders on general health. Taylor takes a holistic approach to healing the body, and he encourages a healthy lifestyle, including the cessation of smoking. In the nomination Taylor was recog nized for leadership in policymaking regarding economic development and organization. Taylor is a member of the Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. He supports local little league teams and Project Graduation, and volunteers his time at local health fairs provid ing free screenings and free massages. With support from Washington County, Taylor and his sta hope to reach many more with the message of natural health and wellness, a message which Taylor believes is vital to answering questions of our societys growing demands.

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Page 6 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS February-March Third Thursday Highlights... Clockwise from left, Ron Bell of NWF Consulting presents the program on history of BP Oil Spill and claims eligibility of Washington County businesses; George Burkley, Chief Strategy Office of Signature HealthCARE, outlined Signatures philosophy. Signature HealthCARE recently purchased Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley; a cold morning crowd welcomes Executive Director Ted Everett back after knee surgery; Chipley Garden Club Rep. Beth Watford presented Yard of the Month to Lanell Weiss, 682 3rd St.; Ted Everett presents Chipley Garden Club Yard of the Month to John and Becky Dougherty of 904 Main St.; Dr. Bruce Christmas of the Washington County Farm Bureau.

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 7 HERE WE GROW!1720 S Waukesha Street, Bonifay | 1044 Hwy. 90 East, Chipley | (850) 638-8376 Facebook.com/CommunitySouthCreditUnion Like us for special promotions!There are no small businesses, only hometown institutions. At Community South Credit Union, we believe in the power of your business to build our local economy, strengthen our community, and build a future for our children. We are Community South. CommunitySouth.net Kudos to... Gary Clark Sheila Barbee Ted Everett Laurence Cutts 4-H Sureshots February 16 KJL I Kandy Boutique & Tanning 3005-A Main Street, Vernon Ribbon Cuttings March 14 Law Oces of Baker & Tagert 1263 Jackson Avenue, Chipley March 16 Panhandle Family Insurance 1069 Main Street, Chipley March 21 Honest Gold Guy of Chipley & Living to Win Corp. 2922 Hwy. 77, Chipley RESOURCE from page 2

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Page 8 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 ADAM J. PEADEN, DPM, AACFASGulf Coast Podiatry Chipley Oce 1360 Brickyard Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-FOOT (3668)Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the ankle and footIncluding Diabetic Wound Care Sports Medicine Ankle and Foot Trauma FDA Approved Toenail Fungus Laser Trained in Reconstructive and Trauma Surgery Dr. Peaden has privileges at Northwest Florida Community Hospital.Most insurance accepted including TRICARE Cindy Johnson Brown was awarded the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year award at the annual Chamber banquet in April. Cindy has been a great chairperson of the Ambassadors, said Executive Director Ted Everett. Her dedication and eorts given are greatly appreciated, and shes obviously very deserv ing of the Jean Hollings worth Volunteer of the Year award. I feel being an Ambas sador is a privilege and an honor, said Johnson Brown recently in an Advocate article. As an Ambassador I represent the Chamber at many civic and social functions, assist in new member solicitation, member retention programs and serve on the marketing committee, said Johnson Brown, who recently joined the national association of Chamber Ambassadors. Johnson Brown is a Speech Lan guage Pathologist who treats children and adults with a wide variety of disorders in speech sound production, voice, uency, language, cognition, and feeding/swallowing. She has enjoyed extensive healthcare ex perience with public and private schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and individuals homes. In 2013, Johnson Brown started her own private practice, era pyWorld of Northwest Florida, LLC., which promotes healing for a better life. e oce will be located at 930 Main Street. She believes in advocating for individu als and families through community awareness, health literacy, education, and training programs to promote and facilitate access to full participation in Chamber Ambassador of the Year See AMBASSADOR page 10

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 9 We Can HelpIf your employees need help paying for child care or assistance nding a child care provider, contact us at 850-638-6343, ext. 115 We exist to grow healthy children, parents and the relationship between them.680 2nd St., Rm. 7, Chipley www.elcnwf.org HastyHeating & Cooling 850-638-36111050 Main St., Chipley, FL 32428CAC 1814468 ER0013265 New HVAC Equipment Residential/Commercial Commercial Kitchen Hoods & Refrigeration Serving the Tri-County Area Over 19 Years HHC DEDICATED TO MAKING YOUR DREAMS A REALITY Shelly Burns 2914 Green St. Marianna, FL (850) 661-6083 burnss@sb.com NMLS# 775104 Debbie Moxley 2914 Green St. Marianna, FL (850) 272-7767 moxleyd@sb.com NMLS #546485 ACTUAL FIRST FEDERAL MORTGAGE CUSTOMER COMMENTS EQUAL HOUSINGLENDERwww.sb.com Hot shots make the mark at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Clay Shoot Tournament

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Page 10 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. WE PRINT BUSINESS FORMS ALL TYPES BROCHURES NEWSLETTERS POSTCARDS LETTERHEADS ENVELOPES LABELS POSTERS TICKETS FLYERS INVITATIONS DOOR HANGERS RACK CARDS COPYING RUBBER STAMPS SPECIALTY ITEMS AND MORE MORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS CALL OR STOPY BY FOR A FREE QUOTE 850.638.0212 PEO P LESSOUTH BANK Peoplessouthbank.com CHIPLEY 1615 Main Street 850.415.1320 Chamber Annual Hunt communication. In addition to chairing the WCCC Ambassadors, Johnson Brown is a member of ASHA, FLASHA,, Kiwan is, Washington County Arts Council board of directors and Take Stock in Children. After graduating from Chipley High School in 1992, Johnson Brown pursued her Speech Language Pathol ogy bachelors degree at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.. She obtained her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeast ern University, where she is currently completing her doctorate in in the same specialty. Johnson Brown is married to Gary Brown and has one child, Olivia Grace Brown. ey enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, and traveling. AMB ASSADOR Rainy weather didnt hamper the fun or fellowship at the annual Chamber Hunt in February. Proceeds from this activity are split with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington EDC Chair Gary Clark.

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 11 Renewals ABC Fence Systems, Inc. 1983 ARC of Wash-Holmes Counties Inc. 1984 B & F Appliance Repair & Parts 1997 Bill Cramer Chev Cadillac Buick GMC Inc. 1989 Chipley Gun & Pawn Inc. 1988 Chipley Hardware/MH Supplies 1993 Chipley Womans Club 1980 Chipola College 1982 Double W. Charters 2009 EL Rancho Hunting Preserve 2009 Family Dentistry of Chipley 2008 Family Health Care of Chipley 2005 First Presbyterian Church 1996 First United Methodist Church 1984 FlipKey Vacation Rentals 2013 Floor Coverings International 1995 Graphic Designs & Signs 1999 Grease Pro Inc. 2006 Guyson Construction Inc. 2011 H T Marine Services, Inc. 2000 Habitat For Humanity Wash Co Inc. 2000 Hard Labor Creek Plantation 1999 Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports 2012 House of Flowers 1980 Jerry Watkins Insurance Agency, L.L.C. 2006 Kiwanis Club of Chipley 1980 Lanes Outdoor Equipment, Inc. 1980 Little Darlins Creations 2010 Main Street Autocare Center 2004 Marianna Oce Supply Co. 1990 Molton, Allen & Williams, LLC 2010 NFCH Community Home Health 2010 Nick Dillard Construction, LLC 2011 NW FL Family Health & Specialty Clinic 2010 NW FL Specialty Clinic 2010 NW Florida Community Hospital 1980 Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union 2008 Panhandle Forestry Services Inc. 2002 Pippin Appraisal Services 1990 Progressive Realty 1998 Quality Inn 1999 Richard Williams Financial Services 1992 Sand Hills Santa 2010 Sangaree Oil Company 1980 Sassers Bookkeeping Service 1989 Seacrest Wolf Preserve Inc. 2007 Super 8 Motel 1999 Surplus & Salvage of Chipley 1980 Taylor Chiropractic 2009 Tri-County Community Council, Inc. 1990 Valencia Jewelers 1993 Vernon Clinic 2011 Wash Co. Christian School Inc. 2007 Wash. Co. Council on Aging 1989 Washington County Farm Bureau 1989 Washington County School Board 1984 Washington Rehab & Nursing Center 2008 West FL Pregnancy/Family Ctr. 2002 Whiteld Timber Co., Inc. 1985 Wound Healing Institute 2011 Jim Ackerman Cindy Brown Kyle Bush Dalton Carter William E. Flip Cox Becky Dougherty O.L. Ole Ellis, Jr. Brenda Harris Gerald J. Haviland Ralph W. Ray Lori K. Rudd Carolyn D. Saunders Wayne C. Saunders Paul Smith Perry E. Wells Obadiah White Vinta Yon New Members Chipley Physical erapy 2013 Hancock Bank 2013 Honest Gold Guy of Chipley 2013 KJLs I Kandy Boutique & Tanning 2013 Law Oces of Baker & Tagert 2013 Living to Win Corp. 2013 NWF Consulting 2013 Panhandle Family Insurance 2013 e Goulding Agency 2013 Renewal & EDC Investments Capital City Bank 1980 CMI Services Inc. 2002 Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Inc. 1997 PeoplesSouth Bank 2002 Rogers Insurance Agency 1974 Townsend Building Supply 1980 Townsend Mini-Warehouse Storage 1984 Trawick Construction Co. 1980 Wash-Holmes Technical Center 1980 Washington County News 2001 West Florida Electric Cooperative 1987 WestPoint Home, Inc. 1983 John F. Dougherty III Andrew Fleener Total: 304 Membership

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Page 12 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED 2 5:00pm -Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30pm -Sunny Hills Civic Association 3 National Teachers Day 5 Cinco de Mayo 6 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop 7 6:00pm -Chipley City Council Meeting 8 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 12 Mothers Day 14 6:00pm -Ebro Town Council 6:00pm -Caryville Town Council 13 5:30pm -Washington County School Board Meeting 7:00pm -Vernon City Council Meeting 20 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop NoonChamber Ambassador Mtg. 16 7:30am -Chamber 3rd Thurs. Mtg @ NFCH Sp Ctr 23 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 24 Full Flower Moon 27 4pm -WC TDC Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm -Vernon Town Council Meeting 27 Memorial Day (Chamber Closed) 29 4pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber MARCH Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open FEBRUARY Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open 6 10 am -2 pm ArtKidDoo @ Shivers Park Chipley 4th Annual Orange and Bluegrass Festival 8 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 9 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 10 9 am-1 pm-WC Council on Aging-Senior Expo@Ag Ctr Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 11 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 12 WC Relay for Life @ Pals Park Chipley 13 7 pm Big River Bluegrass Band Concert @ STP 15 Noon Ambassadors Meeting 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 17 10:30 am Wausau Garden Club 18 NO THIRD THURSDAY IN APRIL 19-20 10th Annual Legends & Lore Festival FWSPark 22 4 pm WC TDC Workshop/Boad Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 24 Administrative Professionals Day 25 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba FACSIMILE 850-526-2714 MICHELLE BLANKENSHIP TAGERT ATTORNEY AT LAW 4431 LAFAYETTE STREET TELEPHONE MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32446 850-526-3633 Bonifay 850-547-4646 Marianna 850-482-0080 Chipley 850-638-3387 Graceville 850-263-2929



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50For the latest breaking news, visitCHIPLEYPAPER.COM www.chipleypaper.com IN BRIEF NEWSWashington CountyBy RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Ronald McDonald will be homeless in Chipley for a couple of months. The Chipley City Council discussed the plans to rebuild the McDonalds Restaurant from the ground up during Thursdays council workshop at City Hall. The project development order was recommended for approval by the city planning commission on March 28, and the council will vote whether or not to approve the request during Tuesdays city council meeting, at 6 p.m. The McDonalds is located at 1291 Main Street and the rebuild will also allow for a redesign of the parking lot, which has had traf c issues. If you pull out of the restaurant and try to turn left on Brickyard Avenue, you cause all kinds of problems, City Administrator Dan Miner said. Getting in the drive-in lane from Main Street is also dif cult due to traf c. McDonalds USA LLC plans to demolish the existing fast food restaurant along with all parking facilities and chipleypaper.com Connect with us 24/7Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more...@WCN_HCT ArtKidDoo held todayCHIPLEY What do you get when you combine kids and creativity? Come and nd out at ArtKidDoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today at Shivers Park in Chipley. The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, along with business and other organizations in the community are sponsoring ArtKidDoo A Celebration of Children and the Arts. Families can bring their children to Shivers Park and spend time experiencing the creative process in a variety of mediums including drawing and painting, collage, music, dance, storytelling and drama, said Lynne Eldridge, executive director of the Early Learning Center. Research shows that it is important for all children, beginning when they are very young, to have the opportunity to express themselves both through play and the arts. ArtKidDoo will give them that opportunity. ArtKidDoo is a free event. Stakeholders committee meets TuesdayCHIPLEY The Washington County RESTORE Act Stakeholders Committee will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Blue Lake Community Center, 1865 Highway 77 in Chipley. The subject of the meeting is to review See BRIEFS A2Volume 89, Number 102Saturday, APRIL 6 2013McDonalds rebuild comes before councilDevelopment order up for approvalSpecial to the NewsCHIPLEY Chipley Garden Club held their monthly meeting on Wednesday at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church. Members enjoyed a video voyage through the past while socializing. Improvements to the downtown pots, the Pressed Wild ower Project, and the 2014 Tea were discussed, as well as upcoming Spring and Summer activities, such as providing crafts for the Librarys Summer Reading, Dig Into Reading, participating in Flea Across Florida, attending FFGC District II Spring meeting, and a little Garden Therapy with residents at the convalescent center. At our March meeting, club members voted to award Lifetime Memberships to Linda and Ray Pigott and, during Wednesdays meeting, Charlotte Sapp proudly presented Linda with Lifetime Membership Certi cates and FFGC pins for the couple. The Pigotts are both enthusiastic Pigotts awarded FFGC lifetime membershipsSPECIAL TO THE NEWSOf cers for the 2013-14 year include, front row from left: Linda Pigott, 2nd Vice President; Glenda Wilson, 1st Vice President; Karen Roland, President. Back row, from left: Lyndal Pleas, Treasurer; Gweneth Collins, Recording Secretary/Communications; Charlotte Sapp, Chaplain, and Marlene Ray, Correspondence Secretary. Chipola Forestry Center has new managerSpecial to the NewsPANAMA CITY For the rst time in nearly 30 years, the Florida Forest Services seven-county Chipola Forestry Center has a new manager. Johnny Sabo of cially took the reins of the Center on March 1st, following the retirement of Joe Anderson. I intend to build upon the hard work that Joes already done and continue the tradition of excellence in this Field Unit. I also want to help the employees here at the Chipola Forestry Center and do what I can to improve upon the mission of the Florida Forest Service, Sabo said. The Chipola Forestry Center is the largest geographically of all of the Florida Forest Service Field Units and includes Bay, Holmes, Washington, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, and Walton counties. It also includes two state forests Pine Log State Forest in portions of Bay and Washington counties and Point Washington State Forest in south Walton County. In this position, Sabo will ultimately be responsible for the successful day-to-day operations of all Florida Forest Service activities in these areas. After graduating with a degree in Forest Resource Management from Clemson University, Sabo began his career with the Florida Forest Service in 2004, as the Calhoun and Liberty county Forester. There he provided technical forestry assistance and advice to private landowners and residents in those two counties. He advanced to Senior Forester, and then to the Calhoun County Forest Area Supervisor, which oversees all wild land re suppression crews and related activity. From there he was promoted in 2008 to Chipola Forestry Center Operations Administrator. See LIFETIME A2 See FORESTRY A2By RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Economic Development Council Chairman Gary Clark announced plans for a large scale, mixed used development called Washington Crossings on Tuesday at the Washington County Planning Commission meeting. The 600-plus acre development is being spearheaded by Tom Watson, and the developers are expected to come back before the planning commission in a few months with more detailed plans, Clark said. They want to begin development of this property, and they want to do it right, Clark said. The development is located in the south western part of the county, and is expected to include residential, commercial and industrial zoning. Clark said that the Economic DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ANNOUNCEDClark discusses Water Management District appointmentPHOTO BY RANDAL SEYLER | The NewsWashington County Economic Development Council Chairman Gary Clark discusses the Washington Crossings development with the Planning Commission on Tuesday. See DEVELOPMENT A2 See COUNCIL A2Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601INDEXKiwanis .................................A3 Opinion .................................A4 Classi eds .............................A5 Kiwanis Club hears from Air Force veteran | A3

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LocalA2 | Washington County News Saturday, April 6, 2013 opportunities that Washington County has for preparing plans and submitting projects for the RESTORE Act grant applications program. The Stakeholders Committee will accommodate handicapped and disabled persons who wish to attend this meeting. Contact the Planning Department at 415-5093, at least 48 hours before the meeting date to make arrangements.Oz tickets availableCHIPLEY Tickets are on sale for The Chipley High School production of The Wizard of Oz at the CHS main ofce. Tickets are $10 each and reserved seats are available. The show opens on April 11 and runs through April 13 with curtain at 7 p.m. You will be completely entertained by the stage musical version of the timeless 1939 movie as the beloved characters come to life before your very eyes and you are completely surrounded by enchantment while being treated to a live orchestra. Dont miss out.Fire Hydrant testingCHIPLEY Starting April 6, a contractor will be testing public re hydrants within the city limits of Chipley. Because the testing involves the increased ow of water from re hydrants, some customers may notice discolored water during the testing or lower pressure. Testing and inspections will begin April 6, and continue each Saturday through the end of April. If you have any questions or need any additional information contact the Chipley Fire Department at 638-6301.Flea Market Days set for April 12-13CHIPLEY Chipley will be home to the second annual Flea Market Days on April 12 and 13, in conjunction with the Flea Across Florida event being hosted by communities along a 272mile-long stretch of I-10 extending from Lake City to Pensacola. Clubs, organization, church groups and the general public have been invited to participate. Sales sites will range from large multi-organization sites to individual sites along Hwy 90 all across Washington County. The sale will feature vendors selling everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, odds and ends, as well as hand-crafted items and traditional yard sale fare. Mark your calendar for April 12 and 13 and enjoy the 2013 Flea Across Florida. 2093024 Happy 40th Birthday!Lynn WellsYoure still beautifulWith love from your family and supportive of garden club activities, especially projects with the children at Kate Smith Elementary School. Over the years their combined efforts have planted many seeds and helped provide educational opportunities in horticulture and oral designs to hundreds of young children. Election of 2013-14 Ofcers was also held Wednesday. Ofcers for the upcoming year are as follows: President Karen Roland; 1st Vice President Glenda Wilson; 2nd Vice President Linda Pigott; Treasurer Lyndal Pleas; Correspondence Secretary Marlene Ray; Recording Secretary/ Communications Gweneth Collins, Chaplain Charlotte Sapp. The next meeting of Chipley Garden Club will be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 1. If you would like more information about Chipley Garden Club or would to attend a meeting, please contact Karen Roland at 638-9968. Our meetings are open to the public and new members are welcomed at any time. LIFETiIME from page A1 BRiIEFS from page A1In that capacity, he oversaw management on Pine Log and Point Washington State Forests as well as all wild land re suppression crews for Bay and Walton counties. Over the course of his career, Sabo has had extensive training based around the National Wildre Coordinating Group (NWCG) curriculum, including wild land re suppression training, and forest resources management training. He is also a Certied Public Manager, a title that comes with a two-year practical course conducted by Florida State University. But the one training course that stands out as most instrumental in his career was an NWCG leadership course entitled L-580Leadership in Action. It took place in southwestern Tennessee on a Civil War battleeld site known as Shiloh. We basically went through the entire battle. It really helped put into perspective the process of making decisions under adverse conditions, Sabo said. Im thankful to live and work in the Panama City area, be a part of this community, and interact with all other local agencies. Its a challenging and rewarding job and Im looking forward to it. Sabos ofce is at the Chipola Forestry Centers district headquarters located at 715 West 15th Street in Panama City. He can be reached at 872-7686. For Florida Forest Service media interviews and photo and video opportunities, contact Brian GoddinWildre Mitigation Specialist/ Public Information Ofcer: Florida Forest Service (Chipola Forestry Center) at 625-6621. To report a suspicious re, call 547-7083. For more information about the Florida Forest Service, including wildre information, or recreational opportunities, visit the Florida Forest Service website at www.oridaforestservice.com. The Chipola Forestry Center of the Florida Forest Service consists of 7 counties including Bay, Walton, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun, Washington, and Jackson counties. (Special Note: Effective July 1st, 2011, the Florida Division of Forestry returned to its original namethe Florida Forest. FFORESTRY from page A1Development Council would like to see 100 to 200 acres of the development set aside for industrial zoning. Mr. Watson wanted you to know about the project, Clark told the commissioners. Weve been working with them. This is a long term development process, not something that is going to spring up overnight. Commissioner Roger Hagan asked if all of the property was located within Washington County. As far as I know, it is, Clark said. Clark also told the commissioners the countys Economic Development Council is working to refocus its efforts toward bring businesses into Washington County based on the resources and strengths of the county. We have developed a three-year strategic plan, Clark said. We want to focus on communication between our various organizations, and have more collaboration between the EDC, the county and the cities. Clark said the council is laying out a new set of targeted industries for the EDC to seek for locating in Washington County. The development of the Future Land Use Map, which the commissioners have been working on, can be an important tool in the recruiting of future industries to our area, he said. Besides being chairman of the EDC, Clark was appointed to the governing board of the Northwest Florida Water Management District in March by Gov. Rick Scott. Clark said he agreed to serve after the districts executive director, Jon Steverson, contacted him. Clark said he realized having a representative in the district from Washington County would be a benet to the region. He also said the idea of working with Steverson was appealing. You cant nd a more honest, hard-working man than Jon Steverson, Clark said. Ive learned more about hydrology in the last few weeks than I ever thought I would. Its a privilege to serve on the Northwest Florida Water Management District board, and dont hesitate to contact me, Clark said. I want to help make sure Washington County and the other rural counties are represented. DEVElLOPMENT from page A1 State celebrates 500th anniversary of the rst European exploration of FloridaFrom Staff ReportsTALLAHASSEE The 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leons arrival on the land he named La Florida in 1513 is being celebrated this week across the state. This week marks an historic anniversary for Florida and the entire United States of America. Ponce de Len, during the week of April 2, 1513, became the rst documented European to arrive anywhere in the current United States of America, said Gov. Rick Scott on Monday. This special anniversary is an opportunity to share Floridas unique story and reect on the people, places and events that made Florida the dynamic state it is today, Scott said. In addition to our work in creating a more business friendly climate, Floridas rich history and culture have supported tourism, which is among the many reasons that weve created nearly 300,000 private-sector jobs and our unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7 percent, the governor said. The policies we are implementing are working and we encourage more people to come to Florida to contribute to the overall economic vitality of our state. Five centuries ago a band of Spanish explorers led by Juan Ponce de Leon explored much of the coast of Floridas peninsula. That was the rst of a wave of European exploration of what is now the United States. (Columbuss famous landing in 1492 was in the West Indies.) This year, Florida is celebrating the anniversary with a yearlong series of events titled Viva Florida 500. Spain controlled Florida for most of rst 300 years of exploration and settlement Florida became part of the United States in 1821 and that Spanish inuence has lasted long after the Spaniards withdrew. At the top of the list would be the states name. de Leon rst stepped foot in Florida, near modern-day Melbourne Beach or, maybe, it was near St. Augustine, in April when plenty of wildowers were blooming. He dubbed the land Pascua Florida Spanish for owery Easter later shortened to La Florida. The name stuck. Following years of expeditions by a succession of explorers, the Spanish nally put down roots in 1564 with the founding of St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States preceding English settlements in New England by decades. Since then, a lot has happened in Florida that can be traced to its Spanish heritage. The Spanish brought cattle, which set up what later became a major Florida industry. The Native American tribes that had lived here for thousands of years were wiped out by violence and by inadvertently introducing infections unknown in the Americas The decimation of the population created an opening for a group of Creeks to escape intertribal conicts in what is now present-day Alabama to form the basis of the Seminole tribe. The Seminoles, who had taken refuge in Florida, fought early American settlers in a series of wars in the 19th century and the tribe was never defeated. When the Spanish left Florida, they didnt go far, remaining in the Spanish islands in the West Indies and in South and Central America. That proximity set up Florida for being inuenced in coming years in its culture, economics and environment, inuences that extend into modern times. Those inuences included: The rise in the Florida cigar industry in the 19th century in Tampa and other cities, including Bartow. The late 20th century expansion of sugar cane farming in the Everglades after the U.S. embargoed trade with communist Cuba. The existence of those farms have created an environmental and political obstacle to restoring the famed River of Grass. storm water management facilities, then reconstruct a new restaurant as well as parking facilities and storm water management facilities. There will be a retention pond where the play area is now, said Jason Toole, an engineer with CPH Engineers Inc. of Panama City. There will not be a play area at the new restaurant. Miner said the retention pond might help with ooding that occurs at the intersection. Toole said the entrance from Main Street will be relocated south toward the Goodwill Industries parking lot. Construction on the project is expected to begin in June, Toole said, and should take 90 to 120 days to complete. Where will I get my sweet tea while McDonalds is closed? joked council member Karen Rustin. Rustin also gave council member Kevin Russell some artists renderings of a possible veterans memorial, which could be incorporated into the planned city park that will be located where the city water tower is currently located. The mayor created a committee in March for the design of the park. Once the old tower is demolished, the committee will be charged with developing a historical site. Russell is chairman of the committee, will includes Darrin Wall, Valerie Parks, Dorothy Odom and Jim Morris. The council voted on March 7 to pursue taking down the old water tower after discovering it would cost almost $200,000 to bring the structure back up to code, and learning the roof of the tower has rusted loose and is just sitting atop the structure. Demolition of the tower is expected to cost $24,000. Miner told the council on Thursday that the demolition project was running into some obstacles. The Department of Transportation is requesting that the water tower be torn down in the evenings for trafc safety, and the city will also have to hire a trafc management engineering rm. The company the city planned on hiring to do the demolition is not wanting to do a night time demolition, Miner said. If this winds up costing a lot more, we will probably want to go back and get some bids on the job, Miner said. COUNcilCIL from page A1

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LocalWashington County News | A3Saturday, April 6, 2013 Special to the NewsVERNON The Vernon High School Theatre Department is currently in full rehearsals for their childrens production, Charlottes Web. Directed by Kevin Russell the cast includes: Kate Burke as the Narrator, Michaela Weeks as the grandchild, Amber Burt as Fern Arable, Aaron Fugate as John Arable, Kori Maynor as Martha Arable, Taylor Young as Avery Arable, Nick Porter as Homer Zuckerman, Heidi Edwards as Edith Zuckerman, Dakota Ball as Lurvey, Dylan Rudd as Wilbur, Kevin Russell as Templeton, Jaclyn Coatney as Charlotte, Morgan McKenzie as the Goose, Austin Selden as the Gander, Jakevia Works as the Sheep, Kaylee Walsingham as the Lamb, Whitney Mullins as the Reporter, Sarah Boullard as the Photographer, Jacquel Watson as the Announcer, Sarah Coatney as Uncle, Audrey, Cray, Hill Holley as Baby Spiders, Angeleigh Donaldson, Tiffany Williamson, Nina Peterson as the Fair Judges, and Morgann Wells, Avanti Davis, Matthew Spittler, and Taylor Lilly as Fair Goers. Destiny Clayton will serve as Stage Manager for this production. The Childrens Literature Association named this the best American childrens book of the past two hundred years. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a true friend and a good writer. Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the miracle of her web in which she writes, Some Pig. Its the beginning of a victorious campaign, which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give the audience an evening of enchantment. Charlottes Web, written by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White, and presented through special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, will take the stage May 16 17 at 7 p.m. nightly. General admission tickets will go on sale to the public starting May 1, 2013 in the Vernon High School Main Ofce. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for student. Vernon High School is located at 3232 Moss Hill Road. For further information, you can contact Director Kevin Russell at vhstheatre@gmail.com, or call 535-2046.VHS Theatre Department announces cast for Charlottes Web Kiwanis Club hears from Air Force veteranSpecial to the NewsCHIPLEY The Chipley Kiwanis Club heard a program presented by retired United States Air Force 1st Sgt. Matt Standish. Mr. Standish served in the USAF for 26 years before retiring approximately seven years ago. Mr. Standish spent the rst 21 years of his service working with ordnance and munitions on ghter aircraft. He spent the last ve years as a 1st Sergeant. A 1st Sergeant is the senior enlisted man in a military command and is responsible for the health, morale, welfare, and discipline of all of his (or her) airmen or soldiers. Currently Mr. Standish works with the Bay County Vet Center located in Panama City. The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a signicant number of Vietnam era vets we still experiencing readjustment problems when re-enter civilian life after discharge for the military. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In April 1991, in response to the Persian Gulf War, Congress extended the eligibility to veterans who served during other periods of armed hostilities after the Vietnam era. Those other periods are identied as Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia and Kosovo/Bosnia. In October 1996, Congress extended the eligibility to include WWII and Korean Combat Veterans. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. On April 1, 2003 the Secretary of Veterans Affairs extended eligibility for Vet Center services to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom; and in June 2003, Vet Center eligibility was extended to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and subsequent Operation within the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The family members of all veterans listed above are eligible for Vet Center services as well. In August 2003, VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi authorized Vet Centers to furnish bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children, and siblings of services members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel. Readjustment counseling is a wide range of psychological and social services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition form military to civilian life. They include: Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families; Family counseling for military related issues; Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death; Military sexual trauma counseling and referral; Outreach and education including Post Deployment Health Reassessment Program and community events; Substance abuse assessment and referral; Employment assessment and referral; Veteran benets explanation and referral; Screening and referral for medical issues including Traumatic Brain Injury, depression and other psychological issues. The services provided are all strictly condential. The Vet Center keeps all information, including who visits the Vet Center, condential. All records are strictly condential. They are kept at the Vet Center and are not shared with anyone or any other organization, including other units of the Veterans Administration. The Bay County Vet Center provides services for Veterans in Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Jackson, Washington and Holmes counties. The Kiwanis Club meets Tuesdays at Pattillos restaurant in the middle of the WHTC campus at noon. For an invitation contact any Kiwanian or David Solger, Member Chairperson at 638-1276. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Chipley, visit www.ChipleyKiwanis.com.Miss. Washington County RelayWASHINGTON COUNTY Come be apart of the Miss. Washington County Relay Beauty Pageant. The pageant will be at 6 p.m. on Friday night April 12, for ages 11 to 18 and at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 for ages birth to 10 years old. Entry fee is $50. You can pick up entry forms at C & C Bookkeeping, Washington County News or by contacting Naomi Carter at ncrelayforlife@gmail.com. 2013 Relay For Life Race For a Cure Car ShowWASHINGTON COUNTY On behalf of the Washington County Relay for Life, we would like to invite you to bring your favorite Hot Rod and show it off in out rst ever Race For a Cure Car Show. The show will be held at 9 a.m. on April 13, at Pals Park in Chipley. Trophies will be awarded on the Relay stage at noon. Trophies will be awarded to the fans favorite car, rst, second and third place and a Grand Champion trophy will be awarded to the Car or Club who turns in the most donations from your entry. There is no charge to enter your car. The club that enters the most cars will receive a plaque from the American Cancer Society in recognition of your clubs contribution to a world with more birthdays. There is no year, make, or model limit to this show. There will be food, drinks, and entertainment available to all who enter or attend. For more information contact Jimmy to register at 786-447-7440 or jim@bigjimssmokinbutts.comRelay looking for survivors to be honored at Washington County Relay for Life 2013Washington ASHINGTON County OUNTY The Washington County Relay for Life is looking for survivors to honor at this years Relay for Life 2013 event. If you are a cancer survivor your name, address and shirt size to the following locations for Relay updates, reservation at the Survivors Banquet and free survivor t-shirt: to the Washington County News (ask for Cathrine), or call Connie Wheeler at 260-4073. Or you can mail it to the Washington County News, C/O Cathrine Lamb, 1364 North Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. You can also send them by email to clamb@chipleypaper.com.Bay County Vet Center offers variety of servicesSpecial PECIAL toTO theTHE News EWSMatt Standish discusses the Bay County Vet Center with the Kiwanis Club on April 2. Relay EVENTS

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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: $46.20OUT OF COUNTY13 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: The 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 SupervisorHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions.CONTACTUSPUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Halifax Media Group. WANT MORE?Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. OPINION www.chipleypaper.com APage 4SectionSaturday, April 6, 2013Christian Haven Church Jam SessionCHIPLEY Christian Haven Church will be holding their monthly Jam Session at 6 p.m. on April 6. There will be refreshments with singing immediately afterward. For more information call 638-0836 or 773-2602.New Home Baptist presents The Gospel by Way of Chalk GRACEVILLE Pastor Johnny Jones and the congregation of New Home Baptist Church invite you to a day of fun, food, and a unique gospel presentation on April 6. Activities will begin around 4 p.m., with hamburgers, hotdogs and all the trimmings. This will be followed with Brother Al Leach sharing the gospel message by way of a chalk sermon. Brother Al is a commercial artist and a gospel preacher who has ministered for 30 years. In this unique presentation, you will see and hear the gospel as it is presented. The whole family young and old will be blessed and encouraged by this special presentation. New Home Baptist Church is located just off Piano Road in Graceville. For more information call 326-4712 or 276-9891.Tent Revival of AmericaBONIFAY The Florida Springs RV Resort and Campground will be hosting Todd Allen Herendeens Tent Revival of America on April 6. The church and Veterans organization yard sale will begin at 4 p.m., with a gospel and patriotic music program at 7 p.m. food and soft drinks will be available. The yard sale and tent program are free to everyone. For more information or to reserve camping spots call 258-3110.Jazz Chorus to performMARIANNA St. Lukes Episcopal Church will be hosting the Troy University Vocal Jazz Chorus at 4 p.m. on April 14. There will be a meet the artists reception following the recital. Donations will be accepted for the Fine Arts Series. For more information call 482-2431. Last week, Pope Francis set an example worthy of worldwide attention. In some Christian denominations, Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) is observed with foot washing rites. This is in imitation of Jesus, who washed his disciples feet. The new pontiff knelt to wash and kiss the feet of several prisoners. He stated, Help one another. This is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart. I do this with my heart because it is my duty; as a priest and bishop I must be at your service. What a magni cent gesture. And then I read that some traditionalists found it offensive. When I saw that, I was stunned. How could anyone oppose such an act of caring and humility? But apparently, some people found it beneath the Popes dignity. Others were angry that he included female and non-Christian inmates. Some people cited canon law, stating that only males can participate in the foot-washing rite. Even if he did sidestep the rules in this case, maybe its about time somebody did. Rules that exclude women are no less wrong when backed by organized religion. There are Biblical examples of Jesus ignoring certain aspects of religious law in order to serve others. It remains to be seen what Pope Francis will do in the future, but hes off to a promising start. Ive seen the phrase a breath of fresh air used many times in regard to his papacy thus far. One online commentator said it all: Im an atheist, and I like this guys style. Another person wrote, I am a Muslim and I respect this Pope. Believers and nonbelievers alike are paying attention. For those who think treating prisoners like human beings is beneath their dignity, Jesus and most of his apostles were prisoners at one time or another. They faced arrest, trials and incarceration. Jesus made a note about the importance of visiting prisoners (Matthew 25:36.) Christians who are too proud to deal with prisoners are ignoring the New Testament. Its not just Christianity that teaches compassion toward the imprisoned. Theres a form of Buddhist meditation taking prison populations by storm. If you havent heard of the Vipassana movement, its being taught in prisons around the world, including the U.S. Even individuals whove breached the laws of society have a right to spiritual solace. Prisoners are not beneath anyones dignity. We cant simply lock people up and forget about them. The Pope has shown us, through a symbolic act, how to deal with marginalized members of society. Will we follow his lead and reach out to others, or just shrug it off and return to our safe little lives? Whether youre religious or not, theres something to be learned here. We can all serve others. 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 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m. : Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6380093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the rst 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. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A FRIDAY 6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Reservations at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at LaurdenDavis Art Gallery call 703-0347 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more information call 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. Call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. Faith EVENTS Setting an example CHARITY OF THE WEEK: DIGNITY U WEARDignity U Wear is a Florida-based group that gives away brand new clothes. Far too often, children in need wear ragged, illtting, second-hand clothes to school, and fear being bullied. This organization not only clothes children, but also homeless veterans, in addition to women and children in domestic abuse shelters. Many impoverished Americans have never owned a new coat, clothes, or even underwear (in fact, underwear is their most requested item). This isnt about handouts of ratty, stained, used clothing. Its about new clothes that recipients can be proud to wear to school or work. Dignity U Wear has given away over $125 million worth of brand new clothes since the year 2000. Dignity U Wear http://www.dignityuwear.org/ 136 North Myrtle Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32204 904-636-9455 SHANNON SEYLERFaithfully Yours 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 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 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 Community CALENDAR Library HOURS

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LocalWashington County News | A5Saturday, April 6, 2013 CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, April 6, 2013 Washington County News | A5 4-3208 IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 13-13 CP IN RE:Estate of SUSAN E. KENDRICK, deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Susan E. Kendrick, deceased, whose date of death was March 22, 2012, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8731, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Avenue, Post Office Box 647, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the Petitioner and the Petitioners attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 6, 2013. April Patterson 1052 Hwy 277 Chipley, FL 32428 Personal Representative MICHELLE B. TAGERT, ESQ. Law Office of Frank A. Baker, P.A. 4431 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 526-3633 Florida Bar #70836 Counsel for Personal Representative As published in the Washington County News on April 6 and April 13, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE N O.: 12-000301-CA 2010-3 SFR VENTURE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. SUMMER LEASING, INC; UNKNOWN TENANT; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): Summer Leasing, Inc., 1284 Jackson Avenue Chipley, FL 32428 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an amended action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOTS 4 THROUGH 11, BOTH INCLUSIVE, BLOCK F.D. OF J.H. JOHNSON SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH ALL IMPROVEMENTS. 2002 DOUBLE WIDE FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME S /N GAFL154A86771ET21 & GAFL154B86771ET21 2002 DOUBLE WIDE FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME S /N GAFL135A18425ET21 & GAFL135B18425ET21 has been filed against Summer Leasing, Inc. and you are required to send a copy of your written defenses, if any, to James Harris, Esq., McCalla Raymer, LLC, 110 SE. Suite 2400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 27 day of March, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Bill To: Rob N. Hyman, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 685909 James Harris, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 714054 McCalla Raymer, LLC 110 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 2400 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Phone: (954) 332-9442 Facsimile: (954) 692-9098 Attorneys for Plaintiff The above will be published in WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days.If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. As published in the Washington County News March 30, 2013 April 6, 2013. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE N O: 67-2008-DP-08 IN THE INTEREST OF: S.D. MINOR CHILDREN DOB:02/23/2008 NOTICE OF ACTION (SEC.39.801 (b) FS)The State of Florida to RONALD ANDERSON, natural mother whose residence and address is unknown. You are hereby notified that a Petition under oath has been filed in the above styled Court for the Termination of Parental Rights in the case of S.D., minor child, to licensed child placement agency for subsequent adoption. You are hereby noticed that an Advisory Hearing will be held before the Honorable Christopher N. Patterson, Judge of the Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, at the Holmes County Courthouse 201 N Oklahoma Street ,Bonifay, Florida 32425, on the 14th day of May, 2013, at the hour of 9:00 a.m., CENTRAL TIME. You have the right to appear with counsel at this hearing. If you can not afford legal representation, the Court will appoint counsel for you at this hearing upon the determination of insolvency. You must either appear on the date and at the time specified or send a written response to the Court prior to that time. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD OR CHILDREN. As published in the Washington County News March 16, 23, 30, Aripl 6, 2013 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC 10L LLC, c/o Pender Newkirk & Co, LLC the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1310 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 00-4151-0141 Description of Property Lot B-141, First Addition to Leisure Lakes Name in which Assessed: Alicia Alarcon Chabanne Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 244. Amount to Redeem for March $7,993.21 Amount to Redeem for April $8,108.59 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr.6 and April 13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC 10U LLC c/o Pender Newkirk & Co LLC, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 0113 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 00-0231-0008 Description of Property: Commence at a one-half inch metal rebar (#2456) marking the Southwest corner of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 12 West, Washington County, Florida; thence North 00 degrees 47 minutes 03 seconds West along the West line of said Section 20 for a distance of 30.40 feet to the intersection with the North Right of way line of County Road No. 280; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 07 seconds East along said North Right of way line for a distance of 1507.30 feet; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 31 seconds East 457.58 feet to the Point of BeWashington County Kindergarten RegistrationCHIPLEY   Kate M. Smith and Vernon Elementary School will begin Kindergarten Registration will be held on Monday, April 8, for t he 2013-14 school year.  You may stop by the school ofce to pick up a registration p acket.  All requirements for registration will be attached t o the packet.  All forms and proper documentation must be completed for child to be registered. Children must be ve years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2013. You must provide: Certied Birth Certicate (not hospital copy), Social Security card, Florida immunization record (can be obtained at location shots were received), Florida physical (must be dated within one year of rst day of school) and proof of residency in Washington County.Senior Expo plannedCHIPLEY   Washington County Council on Aging will be holding their annual Senior Exp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Washington County Agricultural Center. There will be food, and a grand prize drawing. Information will be handed out by hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies, state SHINE program, nursing home, funeral home pre-need, Florida telecommunication, the Washing Holmes Vo-Tech and many more.Spring Plant SaleDOTHAN, Ala. The Wiregrass Master Gardener Association will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The sale will be held in the master gardener nursery at the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens located on Headland Avenue in Dothan, Ala. Plants to be included are: annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, ground covers, vines and ornamental grasses, trees shrubs, bulbs, house and tropical plants and succulents. The Association will provide soil pH testing, kits for soil analysis, and re ant control information. Admission to the sale and the gardens is free and we encourage you to tour the beautiful gardens while at the sale. Our plants are lovingly grown by master gardeners and reasonable priced. Purchase you plants from the gardens of the masters and receive knowledgeable planting information. For more information call Cheryl Hatcher at 334-798-1034.Owens Cousins ReunionVERNON The Owens Cousins Reunion will be held on April 13 in the fellowship hall of Bonnet Pond Community Church. Family and Friends are invited to come at 11 a.m. to visit and share memories and photographs. Stay to eat at noon. A slideshow of old and new photographs will be presented, and copies of photos and documents will be available. The church is located on Bonnet Pond Road between Vernon and Wausau. For more information please call Susan Steverson at 547-5786.Second Annual Two-Toe Tom FestivalESTO The Second Annual Two-Toe Tom festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at John W. Clark Park in Esto. There will be a Car and Truck Show on the day of the even with a 50/50 drawing and door prizes at 2 p.m. Registration for the Car and Truck Show will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the cost to enter the show is $15 per vehicle. A Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with a 60/40 split. The cost to enter the tournament will be $20 per team. There will be concerts through out the day by The Springs, Ron French (All Heart Music), Southern Chain Gang and Big and Loud. There will also be a dunking booth, a re truck exhibit, cakewalk, face painting and vendors selling wood art, childrens cloths, hand painted items, candles, arts and crafts, food and much more. For more information call Darlene Madden at 263-3201 or the Town of Esto at 263-6521.Shiver Reunion plannedPENSACOLA Shiver Reunion will be held beginning at 10 a.m., and last all day on Saturday, April 13, at Blue Angel Recreation Area 2100 Bronson Road Pensacola. Bring covered dish of your choice a nd dress comfortably.   All Grand Children of Jacob, William, Sarah, Abraham, John, Elizabeth, Daniel, and James Shiver, please come and bring y our family.   Learn about your ancestors from 1734.   Fun for everyone, childrens play ground. For more information call Eustice or Judy Shiver 791-1175 in Pensacola. Bethlehem Springtime Heritage DayBONIFAY The 1st Annual Bethlehem Springtime Heritage day will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Breakfast will be cooked on an old wood stove and be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is entertainment scheduled all day, with a petting zoo, wagon rides, horse rides, plant sale and games and activities. Exhibitions of old time crafts and trades will also be set up.Kindle Class slatedCHIPLEY Washington County Public Library will be holding a tablet class at 5 p.m. on April 16. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information call 638-1314.Legends and Lore set for April 19-20CHIPLEY The Friends of Falling Waters State Park will be having a good time at the 10th Annual Legends and Lore Festival on April 19 and 20. There will be living history demonstrators, animal exhibits, Civil War battle reenactments, local artisans, crafts and great food. You can also stop at the Librarys table and chat with your Washington County Public Library staff. Have you always had a question you wanted to know about the staff or Library? Now is you opportunity to ask and learn more about the services that the library provides.Poker Run plannedGRITNEY Gritney Volunteer Fire Department will be putting on their 3rd Annual Poker Run Event April 20. We will start off with a Pancake Breakfast, which we will start serving at 7 a.m. Registration for the run will began at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Mrs. Jessica at 547-2200.Celebrate National Library WeekCHIPLEY This year National Library Week will be held on April 14 to 20, and highlights the theme Communities Matter. To show their appreciation, the Washington County Library staff will have daily drawings all week for individuals to win fun library prizes. Check out any library material to receive a free ticket. You must be a library patron to enter. Remember to show you appreciation of you Library by thanking you County Commissioners, the Friends of Washington County Public Library and other government leaders for their funding support.Groce Reunion plannedPANAMA CITY   Plans for the Groce Reunion have been nalized. The Annual Groce Reunion will be held at noon on April 20, at Under the Oaks Park on Tyndall Parkway. All friends and relatives are more than welcome. For more information or directions call 773-3456.Tablet Class setCHIPLEY Washington County Public Library will be holding a tablet class at 5 p.m., April 23. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information call 638-1314.Miss Holmes County Beauty PageantBONIFAY The Miss Holmes County Beauty Pageant Peanut Preliminary will be held on May 4, at the Holmes County Ag Center. Registration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., on April 17. Little Miss and Miss Holmes County will be eligible to compete in the National Peanut Festival Pageant in October. There are certain requirements that Little Miss and Miss Holmes County must meet to be eligible for the National Peanut Festival pageant. All age groups are open except the Little Miss and Miss divisions. Age divisions are as follows: Baby Miss Holmes County zero 11 months, Toddler Miss Holmes Count 12 to 23 months, Tiny Miss Holmes County 2 to 3 years, Future Little Miss Holmes County 4 to 6 years old not yet in the rst grade, Little Miss Holmes County rst grade, Petit Miss Holmes County grade second through fourth, Young Miss Holmes County fth and sixth grade, Teen Miss Holmes County seventh and eighth grade, Junior Miss Holmes County ninth to 11th grade not over 16 by Oct. 1, 2013, Miss Holmes County 17 years of age by Oct. 1, 2013, and Ms. Holmes County Single, Married or Divorced. This is a non-prot organization. For more information call Amanda at 5475435 or Christi at 547-5668.Nook Class setCHIPLEY Washington County Public Library will be holding a tablet class at 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 9. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information call 638-1314.Flea Across Florida Book SaleCHIPLEY From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, there will be a book sale on the lawn at the Washington County Public Library Chipley Branch, as part of Flea Across Florida. Flea Across Florida is a 292mile long ea market and yard sale that stretches from Live Oak to Pensacola. Remember purchases go to the acquisition of new materials. Community EVENTS

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A6| Washington County News Saturday, April 6, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you dont have the room, We Do Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 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* 3 Homes for Sale in Chipley. Good rental income. Large lots. Recently remodeled. Motivated seller. 850-481-5352 or 850-849-7676. 20 acres rural woodlands on Steverson Road, north of Bonifay. Some owner financing available. Call (850)547-3129, cell# (850)415-2998. Acreage 1511 Hwy 177, P.O. Box 1181 Bonifay. (850)547-2646 Saturday 7-8 a.m. BANK-REPOSSESSION SMITH LAKE, ALABAMA. Prime dockable Homesite $49,900. Bank loss of $120k per lot, over $3million on 34 lots, makes possible a $200k + homesite for 25 cents on the dollar. Level to water, no stairs. Build at waters edge. NEW TO MARKET. Roads and utilities in place. Available April 20th. Make early appointment. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Call (877)448-6816 By owner 19 wooded acres 3 miles north of Bonifay with 660 frontage on Hwy 79. $3,500 per acre. Restricted to housing. Call Richard-(850) 547-2637. Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. 5 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. 2006 FEMA Trailer. 33ft w/ slide out. All electric. $5000.00 OBO. 548-4715 Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing with approved credit. Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 LandHomesExpress. com For Sale 1988 Chevy Silverado. $1500. For more information call 638-4492 C-175 Aircarft, Low airframe Hrs, IFR equiped. In annual, ready to go. Will sell or trade for motorhome, equal value, $25,000; 850-849-6842. 4BR Home & 2BR Apartments, furnished. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintance & water provided. 850-547-2096. Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay Now offering studio apts. $350/mo. 2 Bdrm $500/month. Includes city utilities. (850)557-7732. SpaciousOne Bedroom $450 Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 2 Bdrm/1.5 Bath Townhouse Apt. Chipley area. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 1 Bdrm/1 Bath House Chipley area. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-849-6842, 850326-0582, 850-638-7315. Douglas Ferry Rd 2/Bdrm 2/bath. No Pets. Background check required. $420/month. Water, gargabe & lawn service included. (850)547-4606. For Rent. Two, 2BR/1BA MH and one 3BR/1BA MH. All on Corbin Rd. Storage buildings, decks, all electric. On nice big lots. I furnish water, garbage, do lawn in summer, spray once a month and change AC filters. For more info call Lou at 638-1911 or 326-0044. Sorry, no pets. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746. POTENTIAL GREAT FLIP PROPERTY!4 BD/2BA plus 800 sqf shop CH/A on 1 acre in country, 3 miles from Chipley. Present owner upgrades will sell in lower 70s or you purchase as is for lower 50s. Call Ron @ 850-638-6414 IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/ Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Dont Delay, Call Today! 866-467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 Kelly Services has immediate needs for Manufacturing Technicians in Jacksonville, FL Relocation stipend available for eligible applicants Pay $17-19/hour, Contact: LaGrata Mobley, 904.245.4807 MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE -TRAIN ONLINE FOR ALLIED HEALTH AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. COMPUTER AND FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. SCHEV AUTHORIZED. CALL 888203-3179 WWW.CENTURAONLINE. COM Tidy Nook looking for handyman/ inspector/ landscaper for property preservation work. Some local travel. Internet and tools required. Materials and training provided. BI-WEEKLY PAY. 888-389-8238 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-4435186 www.Centura Online. com Barber Shop for sale (850) 228-2173. START NOW! OPEN RED HOT DOLLAR, DOLLAR PLUS, MAILBOX, DISCOUNT PARTY, $10 CLOTHING STORE, TEEN STORE, FITNESS CENTER FROM $55,900 WORLDWIDE! WWW.DRSS20.COM (877)807-5591 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 Clerical Full time position, 8-5, M-F in Chipley, Contact One Stop Career Center for more info 850-638-6089 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Preschool needs loving, dependable person to teach, play and love our 2 year olds. Experience preferred. Call (850)547-1444. AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866314-3769 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 COMPUTER TECHNICIANS TRAINING! Train for PC Technical Careers at sctrain.edu No computer Experience Needed! Job placement Assistance HS Diploma/GED a Must Start Immediately! 1-888-872-4677 Driver Daily or Weekly Pay. Hometime Choices, One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com DriversHIRING 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 Immediate Opportunity: Entry-Level Oil & Gas Industry Workers Needed. No Experience Necessary. $64,000-$145,000 Per Year Starting Salary. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Details. 1-800-493-3565 Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMENEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!!!! Contractors Needed To Verify and Resolve Newspaper Subscriber Delivery Issues. Carriers needed in Washington, Jackson, & Calhoun Co or Fountain/ Youngs town in Bay County The News Herald needs three independent contractors to work form 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 drivers license If interested, Contact Colin Parker at 850-625-7466 or cparker@ chipleypaper.com Technician Tri-County Community Council, Inc., is accepting applications for an Vehicle Maintenance Technician. QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma (GED) with a minimum of 5 year experience. DUTIES: Perform preventative maintenance on Tri-County Community Council, Inc., vehicle fleet; assist with record maintenance. REQUIREMENTS: Basic Computer knowledge. Current Drivers license and proper vehicle insurance. Must comply with background screening. Applications may be obtained at any of the Tri-County Community Council Inc., offices or the agency website www.tricountycommunitycouncil.com and submitted by Monday, April 8 2013; 4:30 p.m. Contact LeaAnn, Personnel Tech (850) 547-3689, for additional information. Successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment drug test Only qualified applicants will be considered. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DRUG AND SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE. 2 family yard sale Saturday, April 6, 7 a.m.-until. 510 West North Ave., Bonifay. 5 family yard sale Sat. April 6. 7a.m.-until. Parking lot of Taylor Chiropractic across from Capital City Bank, Hwy. 90, Chipley. Childrens clothes, big office desk, lots of different stuff. 9 Mile Community Yard Sale. Saturday, April 6, 2013. 7 a.m. until. 8 miles north of Westville (from Hwy. 90), 5 miles south of Hwy. 2 (from New Hope). On Hwy. 179-A. Flea Across Florida. 272 mile yard sale April 12-14. Three days through Caryville, Florida. Come join us. Open 8 a.m. Giant Moving Sale Sat. April 6. 1292 Church Ave., Chipley, near post office. 8 to 12. Newinflatable boat, TVs, digital camera, metal detector, vacuum, propane heater. Used couches, tables, decorative items, dresser, night stand and lots more yard sale stuff. Cheap! Large Abandoned Goods Sale. Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday & Saturday, April 5th &6th 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Al. Near courthouse. Multi family yard sale April 5th & 6th from 8a.m.-until. 565 7th Street, Chipley. Little bit of everything. Yard Sale. 1444 State Park Rd. Chipley. Fri & Sat., April 5 & 6. 8 a.m.-until. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. Chipola College is accepting applications for the following positions: Welding Instructor Career Coach-Welding Program. Minimum qualifications and job duties are available at www.chipola.edu/personnel/jobs. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at pippenw@chipola.edu or at 850-718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Logistics/TransportDISTRICT MANAGERThe Panama City News Herald has openings for a District Manager position. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The perfect candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to lgrimes@pcnh.com. No phone calls. Accepting applications until April 19, 2013. Web ID#34246700Text FL46700 to 56654 ginning; thence departing said Right of way line, North 00 degrees 22 minutes 53 seconds East 571.15 feet; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 09 seconds East, 458.26 feet; thence South 00 degrees 22 minutes 53 seconds West, 519.17 feet aforesaid North Right of way line and a point on a curve being concave Northwesterly, having a radius of 1115.84 feet, a central angle of 17 degrees 33 minutes 46 seconds and a chord bearing and distance of South 81 degrees 36 minutes 29 seconds West, 340.70 feet; thence along the arc of said curve and said Right of way line 342.04 feet; thence North 89 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds West, 131.04 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 6.00 acres, more or less. Name in which Assessed: Guy a Gangi and Allen Syatt Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 244. Amount to Redeem for March $9,775.90 Amount to Redeem for April $9,917.22 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar.23, Mar.30, Apr.6, and Apr.13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC 10L, LLC c/o Pender Newkirk & Co LLC, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 0029 Year of Issuance 2010 Parcel Number: 00-0004-0020 Description of Property Lot 1, Block 14, Buckhorn Creek Limited Acres Name in which Assessed: Mary James Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for March $5,954.24 Amount to Redeem for April $6,040.33 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr.6, and Apr. 13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2648 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0398-0033 Description of Property Lot 33, Block 398, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Jesus M Salas Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for March $2368.16 Amount to Redeem for April $2402.82 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar 23, Mar 30, Apr 6, and Apr 13, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2647 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 06-0398-0032 Description of Property Lot 32, Block 398, Sunny Hills Unit 6 Name in which Assessed: Frances Salas Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 19th, day of March, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on April 24, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for March $2,563.80 Amount to Redeem for April $2,601.33 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, and Apr. 13, 2013. Hueland T Brown 5220 Shell Point Rd, Vernon FL 32462. DEP UA-66534. Retrieve logs from the mouth of Holmes Creek where it meets the Choctawhathee River to Hard Labor Creek. A Childless Married Couple seeks to adopt. Financial security. Homestudy approved! Lets help each other. Expenses paid. Carolyn & Ken. Call Sklar Law Firm 1-800218-6311. Bar# 0150789 AUCTION LARGE FARM AND CONSTRUCTION DATE: Saturday April 20 8:00 A.M. LOCATION: 5529 Hwy 231 North Campbellton, FL 32426 (2) Local Farm Dispersals (3) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Depts, city & 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.co m Barber Shop for Sale 850-228-2173 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

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of Washington County Washington County Business Volume 6, Number 4 Washington County, Florida April-May 2013 WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Downtown living option is a plus for building owners, city growth As you may be aware from the local news, the City of Chipley is in the process of revising its ordinance that deals with individuals living in the core downtown of Chipley. At one point people did live in downtown Chipley, but that was a long time ago. e Chipley Redevelopment Agency has long been an advocate for this change and realizes a vibrant downtown requires residents to not only live downtown, but also to shop, eat and recreate. e position of the CRA is simple and actually oers the owners of the downtown buildings who have a second oor more options. It is not well-known, but there are several apartments that exist in the core downtown area. Under current law, however, only the owners of the building can live in their own building. In trying to do its mission and help in the redevelopment of downtown Chipley, the CRA believes that giving the building owners more options to do things with their buildings is a good thing. If the city allows a living component to happen, this may be the rst step to encourage building owners to renovate their properties and develop apartment units in their buildings. Some property-owners already have apartment units in place, and now they may take advantage of the new ruling and develop an additional source of rental income. An attractive, active downtown is a draw for young single professionals as well as young couples just starting out in life. I have heard many arguments both pro and con on this issue, but truly the oering of a living component by the City of Chipley creates only opportunities for the property-owners. It will be the owners choice to either build or not build the units. During dicult economic times providing creative opportunities to our businesses is a welcomed option. Before the City took this action, the owners did not have this option. Revitalizing downtown, any downtown, is not an easy task. e CRA applauds the City and the progressive steps that it is taking. As in all things in life we are all connected to one another and only together can we work and eect positive change. Everyones participation and support is needed. Ted Everett Executive Director Jim Brook

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A Message fr o m the President Page 2 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 Washington County Business ADVOCATEA Publication of the Washington County Chamber of CommerceP.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Bareeld Washington County News Vann Brock ABC Fence Gary Clarken West Florida Electric Cooperative Association Joy Davisen Walmart #2114 Terry Ellisen WestPoint Home Andy Fleeneren One South Bank Garrett Martinen Atkins Engineering Jan Page Community South Credit Union Philip Pippinen Pippin Appraisal Services Patrick A. Schlenkeren Northwest Florida Community Hospital William Steversonen Kings Drugs Darrin Wallen Gulf Power Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everetten Executive Director ted@washcomall.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157. A Message fr o m the Executive Director PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renew-ing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publica-tions, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Eorts in Washington County Ted Everett Greetings readers! It is great to see that Spring has arrived. Speaking of Spring activity, the Chamber has just wrapped up its annual banquet. is year the program was an evening of Bluegrass music featuring the Big River Bluegrass Band. As many in the area can attest, Bluegrass music is very popular within our region and the program was enjoyed by all. Special Kudos to Cindy Johnson Brown as the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year. Cindy is our Ambassador chair and has done an excellent job with our Ambassador program. Once again, our Ambassadors have made dierence in our communities and we thank Cindy and all the Ambassadors for their eorts and sup port of the Chamber. Congratulations also to Dr. Mark Taylor and Taylor Chiropractic as the Washington County Business of the Year! We received some great nominations for businesses who were truly worthy of recognition, but a tip of the hat to Taylor Chiropractic for its business development and community involvement in Washington County. e Chamber also welcomes new board member Joy Davis, manager of the Chipley Walmart Supercenter. Joy brings an incredible amount of business experi ence to the board and we all look forward to having the benet of her expertise and experience for the betterment of our busi ness community. e Chamber hosted its rst Sporting Clay Tournament in March at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports complex. e participants say they had a great time. Special thanks to board members Gary Clark and Garrett Martin for all their hard work in organizing this event. In May, the Chamber will launch a Membership Drive. It will run about two weeks and during that time, please remem ber to follow us on Facebook and also on our website for updates. If you are not a member, please feel free to call me and/or attend our new Member Luncheon where we will discuss all the activities conducted by the Chamber for the benet of our businesses and our communities. More details to come. On a personal note, many thanks to the board of the Chamber of Commerce and sta as well as the many members that lent their support through the last six weeks after my surgery. All is good and again, thanks to all for your support. Nicole Bareeld Within our county, state and nation, it seems we are in a mode of suspended animation. With all the doom and gloom from downturns, scal clis, sequestrations, regulations, etc., we are living in a bunker mentality, hunkered down and afraid to make a move. When youve been that way for awhile, you forget that you can move and remain focused on the problems that keep you from taking any steps. You dont even lift your head to recognize that, despite all predictions, the sky hasnt fallen, and youre still around. So Im suggesting its time to take stock of where you are in business, and your personal lives, and evaluate what moves you can make to keep your business and life headed in the right direction. Like it or not, nothing in this world is static. Change will happen and now is the time to make sure you have some say in what those changes will be. From a business perspective, its good to know you dont have to go it alone. e Chamber is there to help you navigate through dicult choices and see the way going forward. e Chamber can help with resources that might let your business expand. e Chamber has sponsored seminars to make you a better employee, manager and even understand how to manage your credit. e Chamber is an advocate for businesses and business development with local, state and national legislators, ensuring issues aecting individual and county businesses are addressed. Youll see in this issue of the Advocate the strategic initiatives already underway for economic development in this county. Sometimes the best service the Chamber provides is to bring its members together for some fun and fellowship. Spending time with colleagues can give you insight on best practices and common issues, and educate you about opportunities to grow your business. At the March ird ursday, members learned some businesses in Washington County might qualify for BP settlement money who would have believed it? As part of its mission to improve the quality of life in Washington County, the Chamber is even working on ways to reduce serious health issues such as diabetes and obesity in our community See RESOURCE page 7

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 3 May 16 Third Thursday Program: Florida Rep. District 5 Marti Coley gives us an update on legislative issues in the current session. Marti Coley is the Speaker pro tempore for 2012-2014. She currently serves on the state Appropriations, Judiciary and Rules and Calendar committees, as well as the subcommittee for Energy & Utilities. Coley was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2005, and has subsequently been re-elected. Her legislative service also includes chairing the Bay County Legislative Delegation since 2006; Deputy Majority Whip from 2006-2008; K12 Education Committee vice-chair, and Postsecondary Education committee chair. There will not be a Third Thursday in April Davis joins Chamber boardJoy Davis, store manager of Walmart #2114 in Chipley, has joined the Washington County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Davis is originally from Dothan, Ala., where she graduated from Dothan High School. She started in the retail industry in 1986 with Food World grocery stores as an assistant manager. Davis joined Walmart in 1997 has has served the company in various capacities throughout the Florida Panhandle and Wiregrass area in Alabama. Davis is an avid sports fan, especially of the Alabama Crimson Tide. She plans to remain in the Panhandle and serve the community for many years to come. Now Accepting New Patients Looking for a family doctor? We Treat You Like Familybetter than Annette Porter, MDFamily Medicine/Hospitalist Mark Garney, ARNP-C Leann Davidson, ARNP (850) 415-6781 James Clemmons, MDFamily Medicine (850)638-0678David Taing, MDFamily Medicine Sports Medicine (850) 415-8303 Wade Melvin, MDFamily Medicine Deborah Day, ARNP (850)638-0552 (850) 638-7910Samuel Ward, MDFamily Medicine Dawn Edeneld, ARNP-C Zac Dickson, ARNP-C Je Horton, ARNP-C Wendy Corbin, ARNP-C (850)638-3400Quality health care for you and your entire family, with care you can trust, right here at home. Call today for an appointment and start your family on the road to good health. of Washington County Sponsor:

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Page 4 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 EDC creates road map for economic growth Gary Clark, EDC Chaire Washington County Economic Development Councils Mission is to create an economic climate for business expansion and prosperity by promoting positive solutions for growth through planning, marketing and collaboration among the Council, business, community and government. At rst glance the statement may look like just another catch phrase, but business leaders across this county have poured heart and soul into shaping and dening what would become the new mission statement for the Washington County Economic Development Council (EDC). Over the course of many long strategic planning sessions your EDC has been working to lay out the road map to our future through planned growth and the creation of new jobs and opportunities for the citizens of this county. e council set out to not only dene our vision but to narrow our mission as well. As the primary funding mechanism for economic development the council has committed to focusing our eorts on raising the necessary funds to promote Washington County and to assist businesses with potential growth opportunities. is eort will focus on private sector funding but will also take a commitment from community and government leaders as well. e plan that was developed includes areas of key initiatives, two of which are listed below. Business Retention and Expansionthe Council agrees that the most important step that could be taken to grow the economy of Washington County and to create new jobs is to focus on existing business. Council leaders recognize that few programs exist on the county, state or federal level that assists existing businesses. Eorts are being made to expand current enterprise zones to enhance business incentives for every business throughout the county. In addition, all eorts will be focused on developing strategies and regulatory relief that will give expanding business the same advantage that new businesses moving into a community receive. From funding, incentives, regulation and permitting, all areas of concern will be addressed. Create and maintain a business friendly environment. ere is an old saying in economic development, Business goes where it is invited and it stays where it feels welcome. e EDC recognizes the need to make certain that business, government, tourism and the environment work together for the common good of the citizens. Communication and collaboration on issues is key to this success and can only be enhanced by the development of a stronger network of leadership. e EDC will soon propose the creation of a super-council to address this need. e idea of the super-council is simply a regularly scheduled meeting of the representatives of all the major political sub groups within the county. is would include city, county, school, law enforcement, DOT and other governmental entities with any jurisdiction within the county. e goal would be simply to communicate the common needs, ideas and objectives that we all share. ese are just a few of the many new and exciting initiatives that will be undertaken this year by your EDC. Stay tuned for more details and more in depth information on our mission to build a better Washington County! Ask about our Refer A Friend promotion!

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 5 Taylor Chiropractic is Business of the Year Taylor Chiropractic was recognized as the 2012 Chamber Business of the Year at the annual banquet April 4. Taylor Chiropractic has been in business since 2008, taking over the practice of Steiger Chiropractic Center in Chipley. In the past ve years Dr. Mark Taylor and his sta have treated hundreds of patients with an eort to bring a unique combination of quality healthcare in a warm and relaxed environment, according to Taylor. Two years ago, the business upgraded to a larger facility in downtown Chipley and now has seven employees, including three massage therapists. In the nomination letter, Taylor was characterized as an alternative medicine health care professional concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeltal system and the, eects of these disorders on general health. Taylor takes a holistic approach to healing the body, and he encourages a healthy lifestyle, including the cessation of smoking. In the nomination Taylor was recognized for leadership in policymaking regarding economic development and organization. Taylor is a member of the Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. He supports local little league teams and Project Graduation, and volunteers his time at local health fairs providing free screenings and free massages. With support from Washington County, Taylor and his sta hope to reach many more with the message of natural health and wellness, a message which Taylor believes is vital to answering questions of our societys growing demands.

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Page 6 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS February-March Third Thursday Highlights... Clockwise from left, Ron Bell of NWF Consulting presents the program on history of BP Oil Spill and claims eligibility of Washington County businesses; George Burkley, Chief Strategy Office of Signature HealthCARE, outlined Signatures philosophy. Signature HealthCARE recently purchased Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley; a cold morning crowd welcomes Executive Director Ted Everett back after knee surgery; Chipley Garden Club Rep. Beth Watford presented Yard of the Month to Lanell Weiss, 682 3rd St.; Ted Everett presents Chipley Garden Club Yard of the Month to John and Becky Dougherty of 904 Main St.; Dr. Bruce Christmas of the Washington County Farm Bureau.

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 7 HERE WE GROW!1720 S Waukesha Street, Bonifay | 1044 Hwy. 90 East, Chipley | (850) 638-8376 Facebook.com/CommunitySouthCreditUnion Like us for special promotions!There are no small businesses, only hometown institutions. At Community South Credit Union, we believe in the power of your business to build our local economy, strengthen our community, and build a future for our children. We are Community South. CommunitySouth.net Kudos to... Gary Clark Sheila Barbee Ted Everett Laurence Cutts 4-H Sureshots February 16 KJL I Kandy Boutique & Tanning 3005-A Main Street, Vernon Ribbon CuttingsMarch 14 Law Oces of Baker & Tagert 1263 Jackson Avenue, Chipley March 16 Panhandle Family Insurance 1069 Main Street, Chipley March 21 Honest Gold Guy of Chipley & Living to Win Corp. 2922 Hwy. 77, Chipley RESOURCE from page 2

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Page 8 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 ADAM J. PEADEN, DPM, AACFASGulf Coast Podiatry Chipley Oce 1360 Brickyard Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-FOOT (3668)Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the ankle and footIncluding Diabetic Wound Care Sports Medicine Ankle and Foot Trauma FDA Approved Toenail Fungus Laser Trained in Reconstructive and Trauma Surgery Dr. Peaden has privileges at Northwest Florida Community Hospital.Most insurance accepted including TRICARE Cindy Johnson Brown was awarded the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year award at the annual Chamber banquet in April. Cindy has been a great chairperson of the Ambassadors, said Executive Director Ted Everett. Her dedication and eorts given are greatly appreciated, and shes obviously very deserving of the Jean Hollingsworth Volunteer of the Year award. I feel being an Ambassador is a privilege and an honor, said Johnson Brown recently in an Advocate article. As an Ambassador I represent the Chamber at many civic and social functions, assist in new member solicitation, member retention programs and serve on the marketing committee, said Johnson Brown, who recently joined the national association of Chamber Ambassadors. Johnson Brown is a Speech Language Pathologist who treats children and adults with a wide variety of disorders in speech sound production, voice, uency, language, cognition, and feeding/swallowing. She has enjoyed extensive healthcare experience with public and private schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and individuals homes. In 2013, Johnson Brown started her own private practice, erapyWorld of Northwest Florida, LLC., which promotes healing for a better life. e oce will be located at 930 Main Street. She believes in advocating for individuals and families through community awareness, health literacy, education, and training programs to promote and facilitate access to full participation in Chamber Ambassador of the YearSee AMBASSADOR page 10

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 9 We Can HelpIf your employees need help paying for child care or assistance nding a child care provider, contact us at 850-638-6343, ext. 115 We exist to grow healthy children, parents and the relationship between them.680 2nd St., Rm. 7, Chipley www.elcnwf.org HastyHeating & Cooling 850-638-36111050 Main St., Chipley, FL 32428CAC 1814468 ER0013265 New HVAC Equipment Residential/Commercial Commercial Kitchen Hoods & Refrigeration Serving the Tri-County Area Over 19 Years HHC DEDICATED TO MAKING YOUR DREAMS A REALITY Shelly Burns 2914 Green St. Marianna, FL (850) 661-6083 burnss@sb.com NMLS# 775104 Debbie Moxley 2914 Green St. Marianna, FL (850) 272-7767 moxleyd@sb.com NMLS #546485 ACTUAL FIRST FEDERAL MORTGAGE CUSTOMER COMMENTS EQUAL HOUSINGLENDERwww.sb.com Hot shots make the mark at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Clay Shoot Tournament

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Page 10 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 ROGERS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. WE PRINTBUSINESS FORMS ALL TYPES BROCHURES NEWSLETTERS POSTCARDS LETTERHEADS ENVELOPES LABELS POSTERS TICKETS FLYERS INVITATIONS DOOR HANGERS RACK CARDS COPYING RUBBER STAMPS SPECIALTY ITEMS AND MOREMORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERSCALL OR STOPY BY FOR A FREE QUOTE 850.638.0212 PEOp P LESSSOUTH BANK en Peoplessouthbank.comCHIPLEY 1615 Main Street 850.415.1320 Chamber Annual Hunt communication. In addition to chairing the WCCC Ambassadors, Johnson Brown is a member of ASHA, FLASHA,, Kiwanis, Washington County Arts Council board of directors and Take Stock in Children. After graduating from Chipley High School in 1992, Johnson Brown pursued her Speech Language Pathology bachelors degree at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.. She obtained her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University, where she is currently completing her doctorate in in the same specialty. Johnson Brown is married to Gary Brown and has one child, Olivia Grace Brown. ey enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, and traveling. aAMBa ASSaADOR Rainy weather didnt hamper the fun or fellowship at the annual Chamber Hunt in February. Proceeds from this activity are split with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Washington EDC Chair Gary Clark.

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April-May 2013 Washington County Business Advocate Page 11 Renewals ABC Fence Systems, Inc. 1983 ARC of Wash-Holmes Counties Inc. 1984 B & F Appliance Repair & Parts 1997 Bill Cramer Chev Cadillac Buick GMC Inc. 1989 Chipley Gun & Pawn Inc. 1988 Chipley Hardware/MH Supplies 1993 Chipley Womans Club 1980 Chipola College 1982 Double W. Charters 2009 EL Rancho Hunting Preserve 2009 Family Dentistry of Chipley 2008 Family Health Care of Chipley 2005 First Presbyterian Church 1996 First United Methodist Church 1984 FlipKey Vacation Rentals 2013 Floor Coverings International 1995 Graphic Designs & Signs 1999 Grease Pro Inc. 2006 Guyson Construction Inc. 2011 H T Marine Services, Inc. 2000 Habitat For Humanity Wash Co Inc. 2000 Hard Labor Creek Plantation 1999 Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports 2012 House of Flowers 1980 Jerry Watkins Insurance Agency, L.L.C. 2006 Kiwanis Club of Chipley 1980 Lanes Outdoor Equipment, Inc. 1980 Little Darlins Creations 2010 Main Street Autocare Center 2004 Marianna Oce Supply Co. 1990 Molton, Allen & Williams, LLC 2010 NFCH Community Home Health 2010 Nick Dillard Construction, LLC 2011 NW FL Family Health & Specialty Clinic 2010 NW FL Specialty Clinic 2010 NW Florida Community Hospital 1980 Panhandle Educators Federal Credit Union 2008 Panhandle Forestry Services Inc. 2002 Pippin Appraisal Services 1990 Progressive Realty 1998 Quality Inn 1999 Richard Williams Financial Services 1992 Sand Hills Santa 2010 Sangaree Oil Company 1980 Sassers Bookkeeping Service 1989 Seacrest Wolf Preserve Inc. 2007 Super 8 Motel 1999 Surplus & Salvage of Chipley 1980 Taylor Chiropractic 2009 Tri-County Community Council, Inc. 1990 Valencia Jewelers 1993 Vernon Clinic 2011 Wash Co. Christian School Inc. 2007 Wash. Co. Council on Aging 1989 Washington County Farm Bureau 1989 Washington County School Board 1984 Washington Rehab & Nursing Center 2008 West FL Pregnancy/Family Ctr. 2002 Whiteld Timber Co., Inc. 1985 Wound Healing Institute 2011 Jim Ackerman Cindy Brown Kyle Bush Dalton Carter William E. Flip Cox Becky Dougherty O.L. Ole Ellis, Jr. Brenda Harris Gerald J. Haviland Ralph W. Ray Lori K. Rudd Carolyn D. Saunders Wayne C. Saunders Paul Smith Perry E. Wells Obadiah White Vinta Yon New Members Chipley Physical erapy 2013 Hancock Bank 2013 Honest Gold Guy of Chipley 2013 KJLs I Kandy Boutique & Tanning 2013 Law Oces of Baker & Tagert 2013 Living to Win Corp. 2013 NWF Consulting 2013 Panhandle Family Insurance 2013 e Goulding Agency 2013 Renewal & EDC Investments Capital City Bank 1980 CMI Services Inc. 2002 Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Inc. 1997 PeoplesSouth Bank 2002 Rogers Insurance Agency 1974 Townsend Building Supply 1980 Townsend Mini-Warehouse Storage 1984 Trawick Construction Co. 1980 Wash-Holmes Technical Center 1980 Washington County News 2001 West Florida Electric Cooperative 1987 WestPoint Home, Inc. 1983 John F. Dougherty III Andrew Fleener Total: 304 Membership

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Page 12 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2013 Presorted Standard U.S. PostagePAIDPermit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED 2 5:00pm -Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30pm -Sunny Hills Civic Association 3 National Teachers Day 5 Cinco de Mayo 6 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop 7 6:00pm -Chipley City Council Meeting 8 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 12 Mothers Day 14 6:00pm -Ebro Town Council 6:00pm -Caryville Town Council 13 5:30pm -Washington County School Board Meeting 7:00pm -Vernon City Council Meeting 20 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop NoonChamber Ambassador Mtg. 16 7:30am -Chamber 3rd Thurs. Mtg @ NFCH Sp Ctr 23 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 24 Full Flower Moon 27 4pm -WC TDC Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 7 pm -Vernon Town Council Meeting 27 Memorial Day (Chamber Closed) 29 4pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber MARCHEvery Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open FEBRUARY Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historic al Society Museum Open Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open 6 10 am -2 pm ArtKidDoo @ Shivers Park Chipley 4th Annual Orange and Bluegrass Festival 8 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 9 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 10 9 am-1 pm-WC Council on Aging-Senior Expo@Ag Ctr Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 11 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 12 WC Relay for Life @ Pals Park Chipley 13 7 pm Big River Bluegrass Band Concert @ STP 15 Noon Ambassadors Meeting 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 17 10:30 am Wausau Garden Club 18 NO THIRD THURSDAY IN APRIL 19-20 10th Annual Legends & Lore Festival FWSPark 22 4 pm WC TDC Workshop/Boad Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 24 Administrative Professionals Day 25 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba FACSIMILE 850-526-2714MICHELLE BLANKENSHIP TAGERTATTORNEY AT LAW 4431 LAFAYETTE STREET TELEPHONE MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32446 850-526-3633 Bonifay 850-547-4646 Marianna 850-482-0080 Chipley 850-638-3387 Graceville 850-263-2929