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Phone: 850-638-0212 Website: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.comFor the latest breaking news, visitCHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF WEEKENDWashington County News Connectwithus24/7Getbreakingnews,videos,expandedstories,photo galleries,opinionsandmore...@WCN_HCT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM PHOTOS BY RANDAL SEYLER | The NewsThe Chipley Kiwanis Club had its annual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Kate M. Smith Elementary School cafeteria. The annual fundraiser drew dozens of hungry parents and Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to entertain the children. Santa returns this afternoon for Christmas Fest at the Farmers Market Complex in downtown Chipley.By RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com CHIPLEY The Washington County Planning Commission approved the proposed changes to the Enterprise Zones of Ebro and Vernon on Tuesday during the panels regular December meeting. The Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council are interested in seeing amendments to the existing Enterprise Zones, Senior Planner Mike DeRuntz said. An Enterprise Zone is a statecreated area for industrial or commercial development that offers incentives to businesses in order to create jobs. Those incentives include jobs creation tax credits, electrical energy tax credits, sales tax refunds for jobs creation and building materials, property tax credits for jobs creation and sales tax refunds for business equipment and machinery. Last year, the state Legislature passed a new law allowing counties to expand their Enterprise Zones, and Washington County will be allowed to expand its areas by 3 miles, which Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett divided between Ebro and Vernon. New Enterprise Zone maps were designed and approved with input from the two cities council members. Parts of the zones include county property, however, so the county also has to approve the changes. DeRuntz said though the changes to the Enterprise Zones Christmas Fest includes chili, parade CHIPLEY The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will have its inaugural Chili Cook-Off as part of the Downtown Chipley Christmas Fest, which begins at 2 p.m. today with Santa arriving at the Farmers Market Complex. The cook-off will be 3-6 p.m. with chili judging beginning at 5:30 p.m. The annual Christmas Parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. with lineup beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the old Chipley High School track. Photos with Santa will be available from 23 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. at the gazebo downtown. At 5:30 p.m., there will be a reading of the Cajun The Night Before Christmas by Kermit Soileau. There will also be carriage and pony rides, food and drinks and the Washington County Historical Museum will hold an open house. For more information, call 638-4157.School board chooses construction managerPerry-McCall Construction to oversee VES projectBy RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org CHIPLEY The Washington County School Board chose the rm PerryMcCall Construction on Monday to provide management services overseeing the demolition and construction of the Vernon Elementary School project, scheduled to begin over Christmas break. The board had a special meeting Monday, Dec. 2, to hear from ve competing rms who wanted the job of construction manager for the district. Each of the ve rms was allowed to make a 20-minute presentation before the board members FDOT reveals 5-year planBy CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com CHIPLEY Washington and Holmes were two of many counties discussed as the Florida Department of Transportation had its annual meeting on the tentative work program for scal years 2015-19. The meeting was Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Florida Department of Transportation District 3 of ce in Chipley. Were gathered here today to review the ve-year work plan for scal years 2015-2019, which remains County OKs enterprise zone changesWASHINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION INDEXCommunity Events .................A3 Faith .....................................A4 Classi eds .............................A5 Pancakes with SantaSee FDOT A2 See SCHOOL BOARD A2 See ZONE A2Saturday, DECEMBER 7 2013Volume 89, Number 70 See BRIEF A2 Get your free copy nowINSIDE Community events, A3
LocalA2 | Washington County News Saturday, December 7, 2013 AS AS AS Propane & Appliance Center Propane & Appliance Center Allmajorappliances(instockonly)markeddowntolowestpricing possible!Washer/DryerCombos,Freezers,Refrigerators,Grills& Smokersandmore.10%offYetiCoolers!Comeintoseethegreatdeals.850-547-1520 DrawingwillbeFriday,December20atNoon BonifayStoreThepersonwhoguessesthenumberofballsinthedryerwithout goingoverwins! Nopurchaserequiredtoenter.Mustbe18toenter.Only1guessper person.Drawingincaseofatie.Ifdryerwon,Nongascustomersof HYTempmustpickupdryerattheBonifaystore.CurrentHYTemp Gascustomerswhowindryerreceivefreedeliveryandinstallationto existinggasoutlet. MerryChristmasandGoodLuck! FREE20lbpropanecylinderfull ofgaswithpurchase ofselectgrills---while supplieslast. WASHERWAS$1217, NOW$860 DRYERWAS$1216, NOW$902 NOW$540 From Staff ReportsGRACEVILLE Deputies have arrested a man suspected of stabbing a woman in the head, according to the Jackson County Sheriffs Ofce. Shawn Murry Ellsworth, 46, was booked into the Jackson County jail on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He is suspected of stabbing Lori Munford on Tuesday on Damascus Church Road. Munfords mother took her to Campbellton Graceville Hospital. She is in stable condition. Special to the NewsCHIPLEY Are you unsure about the differences between Kindles, Nooks, iPads and other brands? Which is the most user-friendly eReader? Visit the Chiplay branch of the Washington County Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, for the Which eReader is Right for You? class. This lesson will cover basic differences in devices. There will also be a Q&A session to answer all questions. For more information, call 638-1314. FDOT from page A1 tentative until July 15, said Jacqueline Paramore, statewide Title VI administrator for FDOT. The budget remains at $3 billion, just like last year, and 2017 has an enormous spike, and that is related to the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, also known as the three-mile bridge. This project will cost $500 million to replace, which goes to show that one project can make a signicant change. Paramore reviewed the changes made recently to FDOT plans for Holmes County. For Holmes County, there are a lot of bridge replacement projects underway, Paramore said. Those listed are Riddick Mill Road over Unnamed Branch Bridge, Jones Loop over Pine Log Creek Bridge, Whitaker Road over Lighter Snag Creek Bridge, Hicks Road over West Pittman Creek Bridge, Valee Road over Blue Creek Bridge and Hicks Road over West Pittman Creek, Bridge Number Two. There is also a bridge rehabilitation scheduled for State Road 20 over Lafayette Creek Bridge. There will be a project development and environmental study of State Road 79 from State Road 8 to the Alabama line, Paramore said. For those of you who are local you are aware of Project 79, where weve planned and have been funded for the widening of State Road 79 to the interstate, now were advancing it to the Alabama state line. Other proposed projects include a resurfacing project for State Road 2 from Country Road 177 to Ten Mile Creek; a Small County Outreach Program to repave Thomas Drive from State Road 79/Waukesha Street to the Washington County Line and for Deacon Road from County Road 173/Jenkins Road to Sandpath Road; a Small County Road Assistance Program to repave County Road 183A from County Road 10A to Walton County Line; and a Transportation Regional Incentive Program to overlay the runway at Tri-County Airport. For Washington County, there will be several projects to widen and repave roads to include adequate right-of-way, Paramore said. These projects funding will be spread out over the course of 2015, 2016 and 2017. These projects include State Road 77 from the Bay County line to north of County Road 279; State Road 77 from north of County Road 279 to the north Sunny Hills entrance; State Road 77 from the north Sunny Hills entrance to one mile South of Wausau city limits; and State Road 77 from north of County Road 279 to the north Sunny Hills entrance. We have a lighting project because we still dont have lighting at State Road 8 off of I-10, which is the Caryville exit, Paramore said. We also have a project development and environmental study for State Road 77 from North of Blue Lake Road to the Jackson County Line, and that is the beginning study for 2018, which started in 2006 for a possible bypass alternative. There are resurfacing projects for State Road 20 from the Walton County line to the Bay County line and State Road 77 from south of State Road 8/I-10 to Fifth Street and a Small County Rural Assistance Program to pave Shakey Joe Road from end of pavement to County Road 284/River Road. Chipley Sidewalks Phase II is a combination of two different projects, where all work will be done under this one project, Paramore said. This includes Sinclair Street from County Road 273/South Boulevard to Forrest Drive and Third Street from Pine Avenue to County Road 273/South Boulevard. There is a transportation alternative project for sidewalks on Pine Avenue from Usery Road to Third Street. This is where the city will manage the project and then be reimbursed, Paramore said. SCHOOL BOARD from A1ranked the presentations and chose a provider. The Jacksonville based rm was ranked rst of the ve competing rms. Reliant South Construction Group was ranked second, while Lord & Son Construction and Allstate Construction tied for third place. Anderson & Associates was ranked fth. Perry-McCall Construction was founded in 1989 when Wayne S. McCall formed a new construction company in Northeast Florida committed to meeting the needs of their clients while providing total customer satisfaction, according to the companys website. Through this experience, Perry-McCall has grown from a small partnership serving one region into a multimilliondollar construction rm that services the entire Southeast. Perry-McCall Construction has 40 years experience and has constructed 600,000 square feet in K-20 construction, according to Project Manager Woodrow Foster. The rm has worked in Washington County before with projects at Vernon High School, Roulhac Middle School and Vernon Elementary School. A project like this one takes a lot of coordination, Foster said. The plans are for the old building to be demolished and have the rubble removed during Christmas break, then a new building will be constructed in the spring while classes are ongoing at the Vernon Elementary School campus. The construction site will be fenced off from the rest of the campus. Plans are for the new building to be complete by July 31. School board attorney Jeff Goodman said he would get with Perry-McCall and have a contract prepared in 48 hours so the board can review the document at the next regular school board meeting, scheduled for Dec. 9. do not change the designated zoning of the properties, the incentive of the zone could one day attract development to the two communities, especially after the state Department of Transportations four-laning project on State Road 79 is completed. Vernon is looking at making a river-walk area with a possible mix of commercial residential, DeRuntz said. This could make it a more thriving community. The commissioners also approved a Land Use Change Request for G.M. Hobbs of Vernon, who wants to change a propertys zoning from public/semi-public to general commercial. The change will incorporate the property at 3319 Court Ave. in Vernon into Hobbs three adjoining properties that front on State 79 and that already have a general commercial designation, DeRuntz said. The Vernon City Council approved the request for the zoning change, Hobbs said. We dont have anything planned for the property right now, but we are looking three or four years down the road, after the DOT nishes Highway 79, Hobbs said. A Classic Chipley ChristmasCHIPLEY The Spanish Trail Playhouse is presenting A Classic Chipley Christmas at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 7, at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Theatre. Tickets are general admission, $10, and will be on sale at the box ofce today. VMS plans silent auctionVERNON Vernon Middle School invites parents and the community to attend its annual Holiday Traditions Around the World Silent Auction. This fundraiser provides VMS with the funds to purchase Christmas for less fortunate VMS students who might otherwise not have a Christmas. All of the funds will be used to purchase clothing/gifts. The silent auction will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 in the VMS band room. All are invited to come and support the school. To donate, call Vernon Middle School at 5352807. Donations can be monetary, gift cards, services, gift baskets or gift certicates. TDC calls special meetingCHIPLEY The Washington County Tourist Development Council will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce building. BRIEF from page A1 Randal ANDAL Seyler EYLER | The NewsRepresentatives from Perry-McCall Construction make a presentation before the Washington County School Board on Monday. The Perry-McCall rm was chosen to serve as construction management for the upcoming Vernon Elementary School construction project.Photo HOTO By Y Randal ANDAL Seyler EYLER | The NewsRepresentatives from Perry-McCall Construction make a presentation before the Washington County School Board on Monday. The Perry-McCall rm was chosen to serve as construction management for the upcoming Vernon Elementary School construction project.Suspect arrested, charged in stabbingLibrary to host e-reader class ZONE from page A1 Cecilia ECILIA Spears PEARS | The NewsMultiple agencies throughout Northwest Florida attended or tuned in as the Florida Department of Transportation had its annual meeting to discuss the tentative work program for scal years 2015-19 on Dec. 3 at the Florida Department of Transportation District Three ofce in Chipley.
LocalWashington County News | A3Saturday, December 7, 2013 NOTICE:Neighborhood InformationMeeting Where:WausauTownHall, 1607SecondAvenue When:December19,2013at6:00p.m. Who:SmartlinkforAT&TMobility What:SpecialException-Wireless CommunicationsFacility Contact:MikeDeRuntz,Washington CountyPlanningDirector (850)415-5093 Location:ParcelNo.: 0000000-00-0916-0000; 2041PioneerRd,Chipley,FL32428 SowellTractorCo.,Inc.2841Hwy.77North,PanamaCity www.sowelltractorco.comWeTrade forAnything ThatDont Eat! Financing Arranged (WAC) KMS Relay For Life Yard SaleCHIPLEY The Kate M. Smith Elementary Schools Relay For Life team is sponsoring a school/community-wide Yard Sale today, Dec. 7. It will be set up on Westborne Avenue, where the school buses load and unload. All are welcome and encouraged to participate by having their own spot in the sale for $10 and their own table. Setup will start at 7 a.m., and the sale will kick off at 8 a.m. Anyone wishing to donate items to the KMS tables would be greatly appreciated. The KMS Relay for Life team also will have coffee, hot chocolate and donuts for sale. For more information, call team chairman Jackie Jacks at 638-6220, ext. 283 or co-chairperson Ahleigh Watford at 415-5065. Paint with SantaBONIFAY The Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force and the Silver Door will sponsor a Paint with Santa day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the WHDVTF. For more information, call 547-3321.Bonifay Christmas ParadeBONIFAY The annual city of Bonifay Christmas Parade and Celebration in the Park will be today, Dec. 7. The parade of lights will begin at 6 p.m. and will proceed to Veterans Memorial Park. Parade lineup will be at 5:30 p.m. at Bonifay Elementary. No registration is necessary. After the parade, there will be visits with Santa and hot dogs and hot chocolate with Bonifay Fire and Rescue. Ultimate Production Company will provide musical entertainment while guests enjoy fellowship around the bonre surrounded by a park full of Christmas lights. Santa is coming to townESTO Santa is coming to John Clark Park from 10 a.m. to noon today, Dec. 7, in Esto. After visits with Santa, kids young and old will have the chance to eat lunch with the jolly old elf.North Bay Clan fundraiserCHIPLEY The North Bay Clan of the Lower Muscogee Tribe will have a yard sale/ea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Dec. 7, at the tribe grounds. Booths are available. All proceeds will go to the annual pow wow. For more information or to reserve booths, call Gail at 703-0148.Christmas Tour of HomesCHIPLEY The Chipley Womans Club will have the Christmas Tour of Homes from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Tickets for the tour at $10 and are available at the clubhouse. The Chipley Christmas Tour of Homes will begin at the Womans Club, at 607 N. Fifth St. in Chipley. Tickets and maps to all locations on the tour will be available along with holiday refreshments at the historic clubhouse. The following homes and businesses will be showcased this year: Pat and Buddy Dickson, Julie and Nick Dillard, Kristie and Ron Novonglosky, Community South Credit Union and One South Bank. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any club member or on the day of the tour at the clubhouse. For more information, call 638-2992 or 272-2458. HCHS to present The Sound of MusicBONIFAY The Holmes County High School Drama Department will present The Sound of Music Dec. 7-9, at the HCHS auditorium. There will be 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows on Saturdays and a 2:30 p.m. show on Sunday and a 7 p.m. show Monday. The Sound of Music is set in pre-World War II Austria and is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon, they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captains immediate service in their navy. CCOA plans Christmas dinnerCHIPLEY The Washington County Council on Aging will be sponsoring a Christmas dinner from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Washington County Agricultural Center. This dinner is for seniors 60 years old and older. The dinner will also be open to unpaid caregivers. CHS Christmas ConcertCHIPLEY The Chipley High School Band Department will present its annual concert of holiday music at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. The concert will feature the CHS Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Band performing the sounds of the Christmas season. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend this event at the CHS Performing Arts Auditorium on Brickyard Road. For more information, contact the CHS Band Ofce at 6386100, ext. 525.Vernon Elementary School Food DriveVERNON Vernon Elementary announces the beginning of its annual school food drive, which will continue until Dec. 13. Food collected during this time will be donated to needy families in the Vernon area. Please donate only nonperishable food or canned food items. Donations will be accepted in the front ofce, or they can be sent with any VES student. The grade level collecting the most items will win a popcorn party.Special to the NewsMARIANNA Covenant Hospice invites the community to its annual Tree of Lights a Celebration of Life, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E. The ceremony will feature a speakers reections, recitation of loved ones names, holiday music, refreshments and fellowship. Tree of Lights is a celebration of life, symbolized by a holiday tree illuminated by hundreds of lights. For all of time, people have looked to the starry night sky for guidance, inspiration and joy. It is with the same sense of wonder that we light our holiday tree year after year. These tiny twinkling lights ll us with peace, signaling our loved ones are with us every day. Each light on the tree symbolizes the life, hopes and dreams of a loved one, said Jennifer Grifn, development and communications manager for Covenant Hospice. Tree of Lights gives the community an opportunity to reect and celebrate loved ones while giving a meaningful gift in their memory. No gift is too small to make a difference. Your donation enables Covenant Hospice to provide compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to Covenant Hospice/Tree of Lights, 4215 Kelson Ave, Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446; during the ceremony; online at www. covenanthospice.org; or by calling Jennifer at 482-8520. Donations will benet Covenant Hospices mission of adding life to days when days no longer can be added to life. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Covenant Hospice is a not-for-prot organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. For more information, call 482-8520 or visit www. covenanthospice.org/marianna. PenniesENNIES forFOR theTHE philippinesPHILIPPINESHospice Tree of Lights event a celebration of life Special PECIAL toTO theTHE Ne E Ws SChipley Arts in the Schools (C.A.T.S.), along with the Chipley boys and girls basketball teams, are asking for your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to help support those ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. At the boys basketball game Dec. 13 and the girls basketball game Dec. 19, the teams are asking for those who attend to please bring their pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters and donate them to this wonderful cause. C.A.T.S. will perform at halftime, dancing to Billie Jean and singing We Are the World. The students will be accompanied by members of the Chipley Vocal Ensemble. Please help us help the children of the Philippines. Community EventsVENTS
FAITH www.chipleypaper.comSaturday, Decemeber 7, 2013 APage 4Section 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.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 CONTACTUSPUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION email@example.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION 850-638-0212 clamb@ chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING Stephanie Smith: ssmith@ chipleypaper. com 850-638-0212As a young child, when Id get a spare dime, Id often go to a restaurant alone and order a cup of hot tea with cream. Then Id relax, pleasantly savoring the sweet, warm tea and solitude. Afterward, I roamed through shops gazing at all the items I could no longer afford because Id already blown my last dime on tea. But even that was fun. I enjoyed wandering freely and indulging in the luxury of my own private thoughts. One doesnt often see children alone these days. I cant even imagine what life must be like for unfortunate youth whose well-meaning but clueless helicopter parents constantly hover over them. The lives of young people are far more structured now, with play dates, a bewildering whirlwind of activities and a cell phone perpetually glued to their little ears in case they accidentally experience the terror of being alone for 30 seconds. To remain mentally healthy, people need to be alone sometimes. This includes children and teens. While humans are social creatures; were not born in litters (unless youre one of the Duggars), and we dont roam in packs. Were not designed for constant togetherness. Though I do believe that all life is interconnected, Im more than happy to temporarily disconnect from anyone attempting to invade my privacy. Excess togetherness can be disturbing. There are fewer things creepier than clingy, codependent couples (or parents, for that matter). The inability to pursue separate lives is a distress signal (if not a death knell) for any relationship, whether that relationship involves a spouse, partner, child, parent, friend, organization or religious group. We need solitary activities in our spiritual lives, too. Whens the last time you had some alone time spiritually? Whether your path is religious or secular, its both refreshing and necessary to break away from the crowd. Organized religions, clubs, committees and other groups exist for a good reason. People enjoy the company of kindred spirits. Theres nothing wrong with that, but those kindred spirits cant do your spiritual work for you. You mightve baked casseroles for a thousand church luncheons or served on your temples nance committee for 20 years, but is that really spiritual work or mere busywork? Once again, I offer my ongoing caveat about substituting busywork for actual achievement. Some individuals spend decades working tirelessly for a religious group but dont have one iota of increased spiritual awareness to show for it by the end of their lives. Some of the worlds most spiritually empty people are ironically the most busy. Remove the constant urry of activity, and youll often nd a hollow, empty husk where a personality ought to be. They allowed excessive dependence upon a group to eclipse their own self-development. Thats no way to go through life, much less arrive at the end of it. If you adhere to an organized religion, its crucial to discern between connecting with a group and connecting with God. What occupies your thoughts when youre away from the group? Whatever it is, its a more genuine re ection of your true spiritual nature than any group activity ever invented. What are you doing right now to enhance your own growth and improvement? Forget about seeking the permission of a clergy member or religious group. Your spiritual advancement is your responsibility, not theirs. Act independently. Take charge of your own moral, intellectual and spiritual development today. SHANNON SEYLERFaithfully YoursWomen with HattitudeCHIPLEY The 5th United Holiness Church will have a Women With Hattitude Program at 11 a.m. today, Dec 7, at the Washington County Agricultural Center. Be sure to wear your beautiful hats. The guest speaker will be Minister Jweana Lowe of the 2nd United Holiness Church in Donalsonville, Ga.Bethlehem MorningGRACEVILLE Poplar Springs Baptist Church will present Bethlehem Morning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. This program is a Christmas musical celebration done by the Worship Choir. The church is at 1098 Lovewood Road. There will be a Christmas fellowship after the program.Christmas in the WildwoodVERNON Christmas in the Wildwood will be at Moss Hill Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. There will be refreshments after the service. The church is on Highway 279. For more information, call 773-7610.Bethel Baptist Choir Christmas CantataPOPLAR SPRINGS At 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Bethels choir, directed by Karon Mattox, will present its Christmas Cantata, Bethlehem Morning. Guests are invited to the Family Ministry Center after the performance in for fellowship and food. Bethel Baptist Church is at 1349 Highway 173.Winter Wonderland BONIFAY Live Oak Assembly of God will have its fourth annual Winter Wonderland at 5 p.m. Dec. 13. There will be food, games and prizes. The Drama Ministry Team in Character will start at 7 p.m. The church is at 2118 Live Oak Road. For more information, call 547-0194.Christmas concert in Sunny HillsSUNNY HILLS Harmony Shores Chorus, the Panama City Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will present its annual Christmas show, The Sounds of Christmas at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at St. Theresas Catholic Church. Guests are invited for an evening of song four-part a cappella harmony style. This years show also will feature the Gulf Tones, Panama Citys mens barbershop chorus, as well as Mixed Company. Refreshments will be served after the show, and admission is free (donations welcome). St. Theresas is at 2056 Sunny Hills Blvd. The Christmas InvitationBONIFAY Shady Grove Baptist Church will present the Musical Drama The Christmas Invitation at 6 p.m. Dec. 14. Immediately after the presentation will be a birthday party for Jesus with food, fellowship and treats for the kids. The church is at 1955 Highway 177A near Dogwood Lakes.Bethel Baptist Childrens ProgramPOPLAR SPRINGS Bethels Childrens program, directed by Jamie and Nancy Messer, will be presented at 6 p.m. Dec. 15. This years play is titled An Out of the Box Christmas. These children will bless your hearts with their performance. Guests are invited to the Family Ministry Center after the play for some delicious food and fellowship. Bethel Baptist Church is at 1349 Highway 173.St. Lukes Fine Art SeriesMARIANNA St. Lukes Episcopal Church will have its Fine Art Series at 4 p.m. Dec. 15. This installment of the series will feature the Capital Cordsmen and their Barbershop Quartets. A meet the artists reception will follow the recital. Donations will be accepted. The church is at 4362 Lafayette St. For more information, call 482-2431.St. Joseph plans holiday MassCHIPLEY St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley will have holiday services on the following schedule: Reconciliation at St. Anne in Marianna on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. and on Dec. 11 at St. Joseph the Worker at 6 p.m.; Mass Schedule, Dec. 24, Vigil Mass at St. Joseph the Worker at 5 p.m.; Midnight Mass at St. Anne, Marianna; and Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Mass will be at St. Anne at 8:30 a.m. and St. Joseph the Worker at 11 a.m.Red Hill UMC Mission SupperBONIFAY Red Hill UMCs next Mission Supper will be Jan. 24, 2014. We take the months of October, November and December off. SATURDAYThe Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the rst and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. 10 a.m. to noon: Childrens education day fourth Saturdays, North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.SUNDAY11 a.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Worship Service 5 p.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Worship Service 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville.MONDAY10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program 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.TUESDAY8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8-10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177AWEDNESDAY10 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. 5 p.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Bible Study 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397.THURSDAY7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9-11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6380093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: 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 LibraryAlone time is also necessary spiritually NONPROFIT OF THE WEEK: AMPUTEE COALITION OF AMERICA This organization helps empower individuals affected by limb loss. The Amputee Coalition provides support, advocacy and education for amputees, including information about recovery, insurance laws, veteran services, travel accessibility and more. During Limb Loss Awareness Month, they promote public education about amputee issues and preventable limb loss. According to their statistics, almost 2 million people in America are living with limb loss, and there are about 185,000 amputations in the U.S. annually. Estimates suggest about 60 percent of amputations are actually preventable. The Amputee Coalition of America strives to prevent the incidence of amputations, in addition to ensuring the digni ed and medically appropriate treatment of those coping with limb loss. Amputee Coalition of America www.amputee-coalition.org 9303 Center St., Suite 100 Manassas, VA 20110 1-888 267-5669 Faith BRIEFS Community CALENDAR
CLASSIFIEDSSaturday, December 7, 2013 Washington County News | A5 C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8:00am-4:00pm. Call (850)638-1483 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 12-3476 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-74 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN E. BOLES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of John E. Boles, deceased, whose date of death was October 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Avenue, Suite 100, Post Office Box 647, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 7, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Belinda T. France Attorney for Linda Boles Florida Bar Number: 0745189 France Law Firm, PA 2073 Summit Lake Drive, Ste 154 Tallahassee, FL 32317 Telephone: (850)224-1040 Fax: (850)681-0069 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary E-Mails: francelawfirmservice@gm ail.com email@example.com As published in the Washington County News December 7, 14, 2013. 11-3453 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Vanessa Parker, 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 1586 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number:00-5080-0002 Name in which Assessed:Mattie Luerene Tibbs, Adam Flowers, Jr., Abigail Flowers, and Delores F. Cade Description of Property: ORB 237, Pg 1281 and ORB 669, Pg 49 Section 30, Township 4 North, Range 15.Full legal can be obtained in the Washington County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 18th day of November 2013. Linda Hayes Cook Clerk of Court, Washington Co, Florida By: Kayla E, Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News November 30, December 7, 14, and 21 2013. 12-3419 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is Hereby Given that THOMAS M RODGERS, the holder of the following Tax 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: Tax Certificate Number: 1368 Year of Issuance: 2007 Parcel ID #: 01-0131-0014 Description of Property: LOT 14 BLOCK 131 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 1 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 pg 9-27 Assessed to: ANITA SHAFRAN as TRUSTEE of the ANITA SHAFRAN FAMILY TRUST All said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on January 08, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 2nd, day of December, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By: Trudee Wills Deputy Clerk December 07, 14, 21, and 28, 2013 12-3419 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 672010CA000091CAXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. JAMES YATES ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES YATES N/K/A ANGELA YATES Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated November 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 672010CA000091CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 29th day of January, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the front of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD S-276 AS PER F.D.O.T. RIGHT OF MAY #6159-250, DATED 07/21/1954.TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2006 MANUFACTURED HOME, I.D. NO(S) DVAL10600978A/B, TITILE NO(S) 0095440843 AND 0095440762. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact 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. Dated at CHIPLEY, Florida this 21st day of November, 2013 K. McDaniel LINDA COOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Washington COUNTY, FLORIDA As published in the Washington County News on December 7, 2013 and December 14, 2013.
A6| Washington County News Saturday, December 7, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experiencedSales ManagerWho will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. Communicates and advocates the companys vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solutions ROI for the client. Requirements: Bachelors degree or comparable experience. Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. Successful record of team building and leadership. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 SalesSALES REPRESENT A TIVE W ashington County News & Holmes County T imes Advertiser Halifax Media Group is looking for sales representatives and account executives with a background in outside sales, B2B and business development. If you are in sales and confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. Washington and Holmes counties are just a short drive to the Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches and have plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. As an outside sales rep, you will be working as a business development manager selling Business to Business. Responsibilities: Preparing for appointments -travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office Meeting daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing Business Conducting our solutions based approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. Reviewing the days successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriateall administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales Account Executives : Great Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience is preferred. Bachelors degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, company decision-makers and CEOs. Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions. To apply: Send resume to email@example.com EOE, Drug-Free Workplace No phone calls, please Web ID#: 34268870 MarketingEntry Level Marketing SpecialistThe News Herald is looking for an entry-level marketing specialist to assist with marketing support and document presentations for our sales team in a timely, accurate, and cost effective manner. This position will assist with sales proposals and interview preparation under the direction of the Regional Marketing Director, assist with development and coordination of marketing materials and branding, update and maintain files and documents and utilize effective written and oral communication skills. In addition, the position will provide assistance for event planning and conference attendance. Candidates should have an Associates degree and must be skilled in Powerpoint, InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. Applicable experience may be substituted in lieu of formal education. The News Herald offers the following benefits: medical, dental, vision and life insurance; 401(k) plan; vacation and sick leave; and disability insurance. To apply, send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or come by the office at 501 W. 11th Street to complete an employment application. Hiring will be contingent on a background check and drug screen. Web ID#: 34274489 Text FL74489 to 56654 Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 -$500 a month. 850-258-1594. Singlewide and Doublewide for rent Bonifay and Chipley rental references required and one year lease. 638-2999. For Sale, 466 1st Street, 547-2091 or 846-7676 or 850-866-3647. FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION SALE! Brand new 2BR/2BA 1,690sf luxury condo only $149,900 Originally under contract for $365,000. Near downtown Orlando & all theme parks/ attractions. Must see. Call now 877-333-0272, x 173 10 ACRE MOUNTAIN TOP ESTATE! Gorgeous Blue Ridge mountain acreage featuring spectacular 3 state views & towering hardwoods! Abuts U.S. National Forest. Great building spot! U/G utilities, paved rd frontage, RV friendly. Priced to sell only $69,900. Excellent financing. Call now 866?952?5303, x 92 NEW LOG HOME* on 8+ acres in Floridajust $87,900. Sale! Saturday, Dec 14th. 3BR, 2BA, 1700sf cabin on spectacular lake access setting in beautiful upscale community with all infrastructure/ amenities completed. Excellent financing. Call now 877-525-3033, x983. *constructed weather tight log home shell. 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 850-326-9109. TENNESSEE LOG CABIN on 6 acres with FREE Boat Slip! Only $74,900 New 3BR, 2BA log cabin shell, lake access, nicely wooded, level setting. Quiet paved road frontage. Excellent financing. Call now 877-888-0267, x 453 Try and beat this one! Holmes County-Esto, 16x80 MH 3 Bdrm/2 B completely done over. City water, corner lot, 1/2 acre with chain link fence on half of property. Utility building, 1000 gal. septic system. Ready to move into. $35,000 with small down payment. Owner financed. (850)263-9367. Mercedes Benz 450SL1978Removeable hardtop, has soft-top also. Good condition, runs well. Asking $6500 or best offer. 850-814-8705 to set up appointment. CASH FOR FLORIDALICENSE PLATES! $1000 for Washington/Holmes Co. enamel Tags dated 1911-17, $100 each for FLtags starting with #50 for years 1938,40,42,43,46,47,50,54,5 5 and #51 for years 1939,40,43,48,and 49. Jeff Francis email@example.com or (727)424-1576. www.floridalicenseplates.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 FOR LEASE:Convenient Store with Gas station. Bay County. Great location! Will be branded Chevron. Available very soon. Major investment required. Serious inquiries only. Ware Oil & Supply Company.850-584-6666 ext 407 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 2/BR. Financial Assistance available if qualified. 638-4640. 2BR/2BAHouse for rent. Great kitchen, very clean & well maintained. Large master bath. $775/mth. 638-9127. 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. (850)638-1918 For Rent or Sell by Owner 3BR/2BA, Updated, CHA, conveniently located. handicapped accessible. No HUD 850-547-2091, 850-638-1483, 850-481-5352. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2BR/2BAMobile Homes W/G included. $400 plus Deposit. 547-4232, 850-527-4911. 2BR/1BA MH in Bonifay. $425.00/mo, W&G included. One year lease required. 638-2999. 3BR/1BA, 3BR/2BA Doublewide w/fireplace in town. Water included. Section 8 Accepted. 850-260-9795. FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 For Rent. Real Nice Doublewide, 3BR/2BA. Nice quiet area off Brickyard Rd on Prissy Ln. Day phone, 638-4630. Night phone, 638-1434. HUNTING LAND for rent or lease, 1 year or 5 years, 160 acres or 300 acres. For more information call (850)638-1911 or (850)326-0044. Large 16x15 Master Bedroom, large covered deck. 3BR/2BA MH, 3/4mile from elementary school. Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $600.00/mth. (850)547-3746. Mobile Home For Rent 3BR/2BA in Chipley Area $650 Very private w/Big Back Yard. NO PETS. Leave # for return Call 850-258-1594. Quiet living in the country! Multiple 3 bed 2 bath mobile homes on spacious lots to choose from starting at $595/mo. Located in Bonifay close to area schools. In the highly sought after Sideline Mobile Home Community with the only neighborhood watch program in Holmes county. Well maintained grounds with street lights and a bus stop for your children. HUD financing may be available. (850) 614-1108. Call Trent to set an appointment. Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Bonifay. Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. Job Opportunity: City Clerk, City of Vernon, FL. The City of Vernon will be accepting applications for City Clerk; this is a highly responsible administrative and supervisory position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, acting as the custodian of the Citys records and seal; Notary, Clerk to the City Council. Work involves preparing City Council meeting agendas, minutes of City meetings, managing City contracts, receiving legal documents on the Citys behalf, and supporting the Mayor, Council Members and other personnel directly involved in the Citys management. Employee is also responsible for billing, collections, depositing, and reporting for the water department, Employee is responsible for preparing monthly financial reports to the Council, preparing payroll, filing quarterly tax reports, monthly tax reports and deposits, end of year payroll tax reports and processing W-2 and 1099 tax forms. Employee will be required to work evenings for Council Meetings and other City Board meetings. Employee must maintain effective working relationships, exercise independent judgment, confidentiality, discretion and initiative in carrying out the daily operations of the City. The City Clerk is an appointed official. Work is performed under limited supervision under the direction of the Mayor and City Council. Minimum Qualifications o Knowledge of effective budget processes, administrative principles, practices, procedures and methods. o Working knowledge of legal advertising requirements, intergovernmental relations, election laws and procedures, and procurement laws and procedures. o Considerable knowledge of the practice and methods, and state regulations for public records management, retention, and disposition. o Ability to effectively organize, supervise, train, and direct employees. o Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Quick Books Pro o Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. o Knowledge of accounts receivable and payable Training & Experience High School Diploma or equivalent; prior city, town, or other governmental experience is a plus. Special Requirements o Notary Public of the State of Florida, or obtain license within three (3) months of employment. o Valid Florida Drivers License. o Ability to be bonded The City of Vernon is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation and a drivers license verification will be conducted. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Application Deadline: December 9, 2013. Rate of pay for this position: Depending on Qualifications Local church looking for part time Secretary. 16 hours per week. Contact Pastor Eddie Eaton @ (850)956-4100 for information. AIRLINE CAREERS begin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769 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 HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 1-866-362-6497 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 General The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Bridge Crew Foreman. For application contact Sherry Snell in the Holmes County Commissioners office at 850-547-1119. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioners office located at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425, no later than 4:00 pm on December 18, 2013. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following position: Teaching Assistant Welding Program Minimum qualifications and other position information are available at www.chipola.edu/personnel/jobs. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (850)718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Clerical Help wanted for an experienced Medical Billing/Coding Clerk for a busy family practice. Must be organized with ability to multi task. This position is a full time position with benefits. Please send resume to P.O. Box 692, Chipley, Florida 32428. Administration The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the full time position of County Coordinator. For application contact Sherry Snell in the Holmes County Commissioners office at 850-547-1119. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioners office located at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425, no later than 4:00 pm on December 13, 2013. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Industrial The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I position in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. Graduation from an accredited high school or general education degree (GED) is required. Applicants must have one (1) year verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment or six (6) months on the job training with the County in the operation of minor heavy equipment and have achieved departmental standards for operating equipment or successful completion of a six (6) month heavy equipment operator program from an accredited school. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. A valid Florida Class B CDL drivers license with no restrictions and an acceptable driving record is required. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. Applications may also be obtained at www.washingtonfl.com. All interested applicants MUST submit an Employment Application. ALL applications must be submitted to the Administrative Office in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office by 4:00 PM on December 18, 2013. All questions regarding this position or other vacancies should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 850-415-5151. Veterans Preference is accepted in accordance with FS 295.08. Equal Opportunity/DrugFree Workplace 3 Family Yard Sale Saturday December 7, 8AM until. 905 W. Banfill Ave in Bonifay. Lots of everything. Yard Sale 1127 Chance Rd., Chipley, Friday December 6, 8AM Till 4PM, Saturday December 8AM-12PM For More information 850-638-2027. Yard Sale!!!! Saturday December 7, 8AM-2PM, 505 East North Avenue Lots of household items, clothing, dishes, glassware, light fixtures, and lots of other Stuff!!! Turn at Express Lane Toward Poplar Springs and look for signs, just past Hubbard Street on Left!! GUN SHOWDec 7th & 8th Natl Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Text FL73915 to 56654 GUN SHOW Fort Walton FAIRGROUNDSDecember 7th & 8th SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 10-4 FREE PARKING Info. (407) 275-7233 floridagunshows.com Text FL72381 to 56654 For Sale Canning Jars Various Sizes Call 638-7543. Shelled Pecans $7.00 per quart bag (850)547-4924. Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2014. 850-718-1859. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. Administration The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Building Department Secretary For application contact Sherry Snell in the Holmes County Commissioners office at 850-547-1119. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioners office located at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425, no later than 4:00 pm on December 10, 2013. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. ADOPT: AStay Home Mom, Prof Dad, Travel awaitCarolyn & Chris 1-800-552-0045 Expenses Pd FLBar42311 Retired & widowed Army SGTin need of kind & caring lady for companion and house care. Age 65 & up. Call 850-326-2999. LOST; Spare Tire & wheel. Hwy 90, Bonifay area. Lost prob last spring. Reward. 503-432-1896. MOECKER AUCTIONS Public Auction, Road Runner Highway Signs, Inc. (Road striping division only) December 10th @ 10am 4421 12th St. Court East, Bradenton, Fl 34203 Specialized highway marking/ striping equipment and vehicles that meets DOT safety. Special preview: 12/09 10am-4pm www. moeckerauctions.com (800) 840-BIDS 15%18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. Receivership case #2013 CA 002342 Circuit Court of Manatee County, Fl AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin 2 Bedroom dressers $100.00 each. Informal dining room set, table, 4 chairs & Hutch $250.00. All in excellent condition. In Bonifay. (850)263-1445. BIG GARAGE/MOVING SALE 5237 HWY 77, (1-1/2MI South of Sunny Hills Entrance). House Hold appliances, kitchen items, computer armoire, book case, chair, single sofa bed, mens clothing, hand tools, 4KW Generator, 14GAL Sprayer, Dec. 6-8, Fri-Sun 8AM-2PM. 773-7610. Mos Trading Post and Flea Market 5157 HWY 77, Sunny Hills, Greenhead area. Tables, Spaces, booths. Daily, weekly or month. Call for rates 850-326-2201. 12-3420 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-86-CP IN RE: THE ESTATE OF FRED THEODORE DUNNEMAN JR. a/k/a FRED DUNNEMAN JR. a/k/a FRED T. DUNNEMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FRED THEODORE DUNNEMAN JR. a/k/a FRED DUNNEMAN JR. a/k/a FRED T. DUNNEMAN, deceased, whose date of death was October 22, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are -2768, is pending in the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 N. Oklahoma St., Bonifay FL 32425. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 7, 2013. Personal Representative: LISA MARIE HUFFMAN TRAPPE & DUSSEAULT, P.A. Stan Trappe, Esquire Fla Bar No. 176562 P.O. Box 2526 Panama City, FL 32402 850-769-6139 Attorney for Personal Representative As published in the Holmes County Times Adviser on December 7, 2013 and December 14, 2013. 12-3468 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that CHT PARTNERS, the holder of the following Tax 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: Tax Certificate Number: 2673 Year of Issuance: 2011 Parcel ID#: 06-0369-0004 Description of Property: LOT 4 BLOCK 369 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 6 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 pg 60-76. Assessed to: ANTHONY CERLINI, PAUL B PENNDORF, GEORGE R BAIRD, JOHN C LILLIE, MCKINLEY KOCH, EDITH C CORRELL, JULIAN E POOLE, RICHARD A WEEKS, HELEN L ROBERTS, ALBERT LIPP, MANETTO INVESTMENT CO All said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on January 08, 2014 at 10:00 AM Dated this 19th, day of November, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF COURT, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By Trudee Wills, Deputy Clerk Nov 23, 30 Dec 07, 14, 2013. Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, TC Tampa 1, LLC, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said Tax Certificate to be issued thereon. The parcel number, certificate number, year of issuance, description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 0447Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel ID#: 00-1439-0000 Assessed To: Britney J Menckeberg Description of Property: ORB 810 Page 74 Section 4, Township 4 North, Range 13. For full legal description contact the Washington County Clerks Office. All 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 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 18th, day of November, 2013.Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla E, Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on November 23, 30 and December 7, 14, 2013. Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414
of Washington County Washington County Business Volume 7, Number 2 Washington County, Florida December 2013 January 2014 WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Jim Brook Its been a busy year for the Chamber and Washington County. As we wind down, its appropriate to share activities and accomplishments of the Chamber over the past year. Economic Development e Chamber led a series of Economic Development Symposiums for the elected ocials and business leaders of Washington County to help them understand what it really takes to land development projects for Washington County. We have heard from experts that it is important to have a countyowned industrial park that is shovel ready (utilities in place and sewer and water available). We have heard how Floridas Great Northwest markets for counties such as Washington County, as well as the nancial impact of bringing in 100 jobs with a $15 million capital investment. All these elements and more are part and parcel of the economic development reality for which government, business leaders and citizens must be aware. A second reality for economic development in Washington County is we must all be committed to doing a better job in attracting industries Economic development major thrust in 2013 Ted Everett Executive Directorto Washington County. Our nal two meetings will be after the New Year and local businesses and public representatives are encouraged to participate as we develop a long-term plan for Washington County. ese symposiums, which have been well-attended by County stake-holders, have been very good and illustrates just how much Washington County must begin to do if we are to compete with neighboring counties for our share of new businesses locating in Washington County. Enterprise Zone Expansion e Chamber has been working with both Ebro and Vernon on expansion of their Enterprise Zones. is is a lengthy process requiring many meetings with both City councils, the County Planning and Zoning Department and other entities. If accepted by the State, this will make a great addition to what these two municipalities will have to oer and allow them to re-shape their communities for the future. e additional areas would signicantly expand these zones which allows for additional incentives from the State to attract commercial entities and industry. It has taken many hours of donated work and community commitment to make these expansions a reality. Mega-Site Search Working through Opportunity Florida, the Chamber is involved in identifying a site that could be classied as a mega-site for economic development. A mega-site is usually more than 1,000 acres and typically would have rail access, be on an Interstate or at least a four-lane highway with quick access to an interstate, and be close to Alabamas larger workforce to meet the needs of business and industry. Because of these requirements, many feel the closest potential site is in Jackson County. However, by its close proximity, Washington County could still benet from a mega-site that could create well over a 1,000 jobs with high wages and health care for all employees. Washington County is one of nine See ECONOMIC page 9 Gulf Power Companys Andrew Rhodes discusses nancial impact of a $15 million capital investment.
A Message fr o m the President Page 2 Washington County Business Advocate December 2013 January 2014 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 Cindy Johnson-Brownen TherapyWorld of Northwest Florida, LLC Joy Davisen Chipley Walmart #2114 Julie P. Dillarden UF IFAS Extension Washington County Terry Ellisen WestPoint Home Andy Fleeneren One South Bank Wayland Fulforden Capital City Bank Janet Kinneyen Northwest Florida Community Hospital Garrett Martinen Atkins Engineering Jan Page Community South Credit Union William Steversonen Kings Drugs Darrin Wallen Gulf Power Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everetten Executive Director email@example.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 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 CountyI would like to begin by wishing each of you a very happy holiday season. After such a busy year, I am sure that we are all looking forward to a little time o with our families and friends. Christmas and the New Year is a great time for all of us to reect on the past year and also to look forward to what we want to accomplish in the New Year. From the cover story in this issue, you already know of the singular issues that the Chamber has been involved with over the last year. As we move into our new year, I would like to continue the forward momentum that we have attained. First, I think it is very important that we continue with a dialogue between all elected ocials, their stas and Washington County citizens. Part of that dialogue will be the development of a Super-Council. is council will be an informally structured group made up of any elected ocials and individuals that would like to come together quarterly to discuss the Countys future as well as those of their municipalities. ese gatherings will be in a format where everyone can weigh-in with suggestions and leverage ideas. By sharing what has worked and possibly what has not worked, we can save a few steps on the path to growth. I look forward to starting this council and believe it can make a remarkable dierence for our county. Second, the Chamber is committed to bringing relevant speakers and seminars to you, our members. We have been very aggressive in bringing speakers to discuss pertinent issues. One speaker we plan to bring back to deliver a seminar on business and time management is Mark Raciappa of Action Coaching from Tallahassee. Our rst seminar with Mark had 40 attendees and the reviews were just great. If you have any suggestions for seminars or workshops, please call or email me with that information. We need to hear from you. Finally, I want to stress that we are always doing our best to help you. As a small business ourselves, we understand the threats that a business has to deal with on a regular basis. We know that turning a prot is harder than ever. If there is something that is aecting your business, let us hear from you so that we can try to be of help to you. If we do not know what the problem is, we cannot provide the help you may need. Again, to each of you, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Nicole Bareeld Ted EverettWow what happened to 2013? It seems such a short time ago that I began my term as president, and now the year is about over. In reecting back on the Chamber activity this past year, I recognized and re-armed some truths Id like to share with you. First when people care and have a passion about something, they will be involved -no-matter how busy or burdened they are because its important. is is certainly true of many Chamber members and community leaders Ive had a chance to observe this past year, including EDC Chairman Terry Ellis. His article in this Advocate challenges us all to be Civic Entrepreneurs if we want to make true dierence in our world and I hope you all accept this challenge. Second CHANGE is messy, uncomfortable and inevitable. e Chamber went through a lot of changes this past year as it evaluated how best to serve its members and arm a vision supporting future growth and prosperity for our County. Change is never easy, but the results are better if you embrace the process instead of letting it just happen. ird Successful business people know you cant just wing it. Whether a project, presentation or activity, preparation is key. Without due diligence and planning, you cant properly evaluate the outcome or resources needed or minimize the risks for the surprises that inevitably crop up. is leads me to the next truth Sometimes you just gotta try. Often we get too caught up in fear of failure to make a decision or take a step. However, there is NO chance for success if you dont try, and often lessons learned improve the outcome for subsequent activities. I know we learned a lot from our rstever Chicken Wing Tailgate Take-out. It was fun and successful, but also challenging. Im glad we did it, and know next year will be even better especially if Philip Pippin returns as Wing man! I want to thank the Chamber board, sta and members who were committed to making your Chamber a true advocate and resource for business growth and development. Its been a privilege to serve as your president, and I strongly believe that together we succeed for the betterment of Washington County.
December 2013 January 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 3 Third Thursday Program WCC members benet from ChamberPerksAs a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, you have the power of more than 137,000 Florida Chamber members and three million Florida employees working together. Using the inuence of the entire business community, e Florida Chamber of Commerce has negotiated savings and discounts on services that matter to you, such as: oce supplies, shipping, health insurance, payroll processing, SPAM and virus protection and employee benets. We invite you to review the ChamberPerks benets and then do what thousands of other growing businesses have done take advantage of the time and money you will save by using Chamber endorsed services. Visit the WCC Chambers website at www.washcomall.com and click on ChamberPerks. Northwest Florida Community Hospital We Treat You Like Familybetter than 1360 Brickyard Road I Chipley, Florida I www.nfch.org Call today for an appointment 850-769-2705Is Pleased to WelcomeDr. Larry Otwell and Dr. Marcus KolmetzBoard Certied AudiologistsDr. Larry Otwell graduated from Graceville High School in 1971, attended Chipola Jr. College and his Masters in Audiology from Florida State University in 1978. He earned his Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida in 2002. Dr. Otwell proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Army until 2007. He is a member of American Speech and Hearing Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology Dr. Marcus Kolmetz was born and raised in Bay County and is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Disorders. He completed his Masters degree in Audiology from the University of Tennessee and earned his Doctorate in Audiology from A. T. Still University in 2007. Dr. Kolmetz is also a member of American Speech and Hearing Association, Fellow of the American AcadDr. Otwell and Dr. Kolmetz will practice in the new Specialty Center located on the east side of the main hospital building, 1360 Brickyard Road. They will see patients of all ages for any hearing disorder, from newborn screenings to adult therapy. Evaluation and treatments may include hearing screenings, loss of balance, vertigo/dizziness, tinnitus (noises in the ear), and hearing aids. Your hearing is a precious value to your quality of life! January16 Sponsor Rogers Insurance Agency is a locally owned Independent Insurance Agency that has been serving Chipley and the Tri-County Aarea since 1974 as a full lines insur ance agency. As a third generation, family owned business, we pride ourselves in bring the best products, the most friendly, courteous, down home service that you will nd anywhere. See Ricky, Donna or Craig Miller or any of our qualied sta for all your insurance needs. Rogers Insurance Agency, where serving you is our most important product. You are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the Holiday Season at the CHAMBER A ANNUAL HHOLIDAY OOPEN HHOUsSE Thursday, DDec. 19, 2013 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Please bring any canned food items you wish to donate during this Holiday Season Please stop by to celebrate the Holidays with some good food, good music and good folks! If you have a favorite finger food you wish to showcase at our Open House, please contact Christ at 638-4157 NN ote: There will not be a traditional Third Thursday in DDecember.
Page 4 Washington County Business Advocate December 2013 January 2014 Four Chamber members were recently appointed to Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to ll open seats. New directors with one-year terms expiring in 2014 are: Cindy Johnson Brown, Julie Dillard, and Janet Kinney. Wayland Fulford was appointed to the board to ll a term expiring in 2013. He was subsequently re-elected to the board, along with Amy Wiwi and William Steverson, for a three-year term expiring in 2016. Cindy Johnson-Brown is a speech language pathologist and owner of erapy World of Northwest Florida. She most recently chaired the Chamber Ambassadors, and was named the Jean Hollingsworth Volunteer of the Year in 2012. Johnson Brown is a member of the national association of Chamber Am-Chamber welcomes new board membersbassadors, as well as 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. Julie Pigott Dillard is director of UF IFAS Extension Washington County, 4-H Youth Development Agent and tenured faculty member of the University of Florida. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Masters of Science and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Education and Communication. Dillard also worked for the University of Georgia Extension System as a 4-H Youth Development Agent and for the Washington County School District as an Afterschool Program Coordinator. Dillard and husband Nick have two boys, Cole and Cass. She enjoys gardening, reading, going to the lake and beach, and having fun with her family. Janet Kinney is chief operating ocer at Northwest Florida Community Hospital where she has been employed for 37 years. She previously served on the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board from 19861990. Even before completing the rst Leadership Washington County program in 1989, she was well on her way to Believing in Washington County! Janet, and her husband Lane, have three children and have always been active in education and the community. Wayland Fulford is president of Capital City Bank of Washington County, serving the Chipley community since 2009. He began his 23-year banking career as a high school student in a cooperative training program in his native state of Alabama. He continued his education at Auburn University, where he earned a degree in Finance. Fulford is a dedicated member of the community, volunteering much of his free time as current president of the AMI Kids See BOARD page 12
December 2013 January 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 5 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 Ribbon CuttingsOct. 9 Medsurance Insurance Agency 719 7th Street, Suite 4, Chipley Nov. 14 Hare Taylor, LLC 823 Main Street, Chipley Nov. 15 The Hairitage House Salon & Boutique 1300 N. Railroad Avenue, Chipley
Page 6 Washington County Business Advocate December 2013 January 2014 THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTSOctober and November Third Thursday Highlights... Clockwise from top left: Donna Padgug of SBA presents information on available SBA programs and Affordable Care Act basic facts; Kris Corbin receives a Yard of the Month award from the Garden Clubs Vivian McDonald; Jennifer Conoley, Gulf Power economic development representative, introduces the November program speaker; Jennifer Groves, Workforce Development Coordinator with Gulf Power, discusses the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Councils mission; full house at the November annual members meeting; attendees at the October meeting listen intently to the to the program speakers; Garrett Martin, left, and Dr. James Wall hear Terry Ellis discuss the role of the Manufacturers Council; Santa takes notes on whos naughty and nice during the November Third Thursday.
December 2013 January 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 7 Bush Named CEO of NFCH e Board of Directors of Northwest Florida Healthcare, Inc. (NFHI) has named Mark E. Bush Chief Executive Ocer (CEO) of Northwest Florida Community Hospital (NFCH) in Chipley, FL, eective December 16. He succeeds CEO Patrick Schlenker, under whose leadership the hospital earned national and state recognition for impressive service and nancial improvements achieved over nearly a decade. Bush brings to his new role more than 20 years of experience in hospital nance and management, including 14 years operating a Critical Access Hospital and two nursing homes. I very much look forward to working with the outstanding NFCH community of physicians, sta and local residents who are so committed to serving this area, he says. Bush envisions strong collaboration with NFCH and area healthcare providers such as Gulf Coast Medical Center and Signature HealthCARE Systems facilities to continue to enhance local residents access to healthcare services. A south Florida resident, he also eagerly anticipates getting involved in Washington County life. My wife, Cathy, and I are excited to join in local events and groups to become part of our new community, he says. Following a national search and rigorous evaluation process, Bush quickly emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed Schlenker, known for his staunch commitment to the region. Pats visionary leadership secured See BUSH page 10
Page 8 Washington County Business Advocate December 2013 January 2014 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 As I sit here today, still full of great anksgiving thoughts and turkey, it is a good time to reect on how blessed we have been in our community, country and North west Florida. Even though you dont have to look hard to nd problems, it is very easy to nd situations much worse than our own. Yes, we are blessed and the question becomes what part will I play in providing those same opportunities going forward. I was at an economic conference recently and a speaker began talking about Civic Entrepreneurship. I had never heard those two words used together, so I listened intently. He stated EDC: Be involved in community to make a positive dierenceTerry Ellis Chairman EDC that there had been a decline in civic involvement in our society and that it could always be tied directly to the vitality or decline in a community. He challenged us all to reect on what we were doing to make a positive dierence in our communities, and to get engaged. As I thought about his statements, it was easy to point to issues, problems and reasons to not be involved. I also did not have to think long to have civic leaders come to mind that I had watched have a huge impact in the past in our community. So the challenge for all of us during this holiday season is to gure out what you have a passion for, and get involved. e opportunities are numerous whether it be at church, our school system, civic clubs, United Way, the Chamber of Com-See EDC page 10
December 2013 January 2014 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 C 1012 M S. (850) 638-7892 BANKING INVESTMENT with us is an in youB 300 N. W S. (850) 547-3624 M 4215 L S. (850) 526-4411 FOR OVER 50 YEARS FIRST FEDERAL HAS BEEN COMMITTED TO BUILDING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUR SUPPORT OF EDUCATION, SPORTS, THE ARTS AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LI FE F OR ALL. www.sb.com EQUAL HOUSINGLENDERM 4701 H 90 (850) 526-4411 SHELLY BURNS, WENDY WHITE, SANDY SPEAR, WESLEY WHITAKER AND DEBBIE MOXLEY Florida counties which have been desig nated as Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC). One aspect of this designation is that requirements for certain State incentives are somewhat less restrictive, making it an attraction for a potential major employer to locate somewhere in the Panhandle. e State and local governments recognize and are supportive of the unique advantage we have to attract a mega-site industry to this area. EDC Investment Council e Chambers Economic Development Council Board has also been busy restructuring itself and adding new components to be introduced in January 2014. We will be inviting EDC investors to quarterly meetings to learn about potential projects and what we are doing to promote and move our Economic Development agenda forward. Guest speakers will be brought in to educate all EDC members on the issues. e participation of committed businesses can create the blueprint for the future of Washington Countys next generation of business leaders and tradesmen. Anyone interested in helping to design our economic development future to should contact the Chamber. Chipley Redevelopment Agency e Chamber has administered the Chipley Redevelopment Agency (CRA) since 1995. e agency has completed some very good work in the design of downtown Chipley prior to 1995 and has provided faade grants, special improvement grants and very low-cost revolving loans since that time. e most current project of the CRA is a partnership with the Washington County Arts Council to administer Paint the Plug a project to beautify and provide artistic interest within the CRA Boundaries. More information about this project is featured in this edition of the Advocate.ECONOMIC from page 1 Amy Wiwi, CRA Chairman e Chipley Redevelopment Agency board and I are excited about our new partnership with the Washington County Arts Council. I attended one of their meetings to discuss possible projects, and was very impressed by this groups eorts to bring beauty to our community. Our new project, Paint the Plug, is only the rst project in what I hope to be a comprehensive beautication of the Historic Chipley Downtown area. It is a contest for the best painted re hydrant within the downtown area. I have already been shown many great and CRA: Apply now to Paint the Plug!fun ideas, and I cannot wait to see what our community comes up with! Looking to the future, we have many more beautication ideas we are exploring through our new partnership with the Arts Council. We welcome any volunteers that are interested in our eorts or have new ideas. We have such a treasure in our historic buildings downtown and I hope the painted re hydrants, murals, etc. will show visitors how much we love our City! Paint the Plug applications are due Jan. 6, 2014 and are available from the Chamber oce; call 638-4157. Please join in our eort to make Chipley even more beautiful!
merce and many others. For those specically interested in economic development, I invite you to look at joining the Economic Development Council through the Chamber. We are working hard to get our county on track with a new level of cooperation and commitment from all areas of our county and city government. We need you to be a part of developing this plan and helping us move forward. We all know the famous quote of President John F. Kennedy: Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. I think it is more important now than ever, and lets just add community into the question as well. Are you a Civic Entrepreneur? Get involved and make a positive dierence! We need you more than ever. EDC Blair Martin, awarded Most Distinguished Manager for Florida Department of Transportation, District 3 Planning. Martin is manager of the District Intermodal Systems. Ted Everett, re-elected vice-chair of the Floridas O-Highway Vehicle Committee (OHV). Everett is owner of Hard Labor Creek O Road Park, in addition to his duties as executive Director of the Chamber. e Rev. Price Wilson, who turned 90 on Oct. 25. e event was celebrated by hundreds of family, friends and community leaders at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley.Kudos to...the future of NFCH and he richly deserves this next chapter of his life. Mark Bush has the ideal skill set to continue Pats legacy, especially during challenging times for health care. He is a veteran senior leader with extensive experience in hospitals that serve rural populations. He understands how to ensure excellent patient care and to keep NFCH nancially strong so that it can continue to serve and thrive, says E. Joseph Steier, III, Chairman of the Board of NFHI and President and CEO of Signature HealthCARE Systems, NFHIs majority stockholder. Bushs hospital experience includes three years as President and CEO at the 140-bed MidMichigan Medical Center in Gratiot, MI; 14 years as Executive Vice President over MidMichigan Medical Center in Gladwin, MI, a 25-bed critical access hospital, and two long-term care facilities. He also served as Chief Financial Ocer for the Gladwin facilities for 18 years. Bush is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a master of business administration degree from DePaul University, Chicago and is in the process of completing his Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. BUSH from page 7 BUSINESS DIRECTORY and VISITORS GUIdDE COMING SOON WATCH FOR YOUR COPY
December 2013 January 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 11 RENEWALS City of Vernon 1999 Comfort Inn & Suites 2006 Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. 1997 Gulf Power Company 1980 Infrastructure Corp. Of America 2003 Metric Engineering, Inc. 2005 Panhandle Area Education Consortium 1987 Panama Business Machines, Inc. 2009 Sounthern Financial Group 2007 Surplus & Salvage of Chipley 1980 Washington County Arts Council 2012 New Members C & M Pump & Equipment 2013 Completed Coatings, Inc. 2013 The Hairitage House Salon & Boutique 2013 UF IFAS Washington County Ag 2013 Paul Parker Economic Development Investors Gulf Power Company 1980 Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Inc. 1997 Total: 316 Membership Chamber Ambassadors provide information to attendees at Fall Into History Event in Chipley The Chamber of Commerce thanks the following businesses which became members in 2013 American Cancer Society C & M Pump & Equipment CareSouth Homecare Professionals Chipley Physical Therapy Chipley Therapy Group Classic Touch Medical Uniforms Completed Coatings, Inc. Computer Island Davita Chipley Dialysis FlipKey Vacation Rentals Hancock Bank Hobbs Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Honest Gold Guy of Chipley KJLs I Kandy Boutique & Tanning Legal Shield Little Obsessions Living to Win Corp. McDonalds Michelle Blankenship Tagert, P.A. NWF Consulting LLC Panhandle Family Insurance The Goulding Agency The Hairitage House Kathy Rudd and Gary Hartman, left, talk with an event visitor.
Page 12 Washington County Business Advocate December 2013 January 2014 Presorted Standard U.S. PostagePAIDPermit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED JANUARY 2014 Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open, 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open Every Friday and 1st Saturday 9-2pm W.C. Historical Society Museum OpenDECEMBEREvery Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open, 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open Every Friday and 1st Saturday 9-2pm W.C. Historical Society Museum Open 3 5 pm-W.C. Planning Commission @ Co. Annex 10:30am Chipley Garden Club 6 pm Wausau Council Meeting 5 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 7 2-6pm Chamber 1st Annual Chili Cook O-685 7th St. 2-6pm Chipley Christmas Fest-Farmers Market 3:30 pm Chipley Chrismas Parade 7 pm STP-A Classic Chipley Christmas @ Playhouse 8 1-4pm-Chipley Womens Club Tour of Homes 10 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6pm Caryville Town Council Mtg 6 pm Ebro Town Council Mtg 9 5:30 p.m. Wash Co School Board Meeting 4:30 pm-Vernon City Council Workshop 12 NoonChipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba 9 am-WC Commission Mtg @ Annex 14 10 am Wausau Christmas Parade 16 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 17 Full Long Nights Moon 19 11am-2 pm Chamber Annual Christmas Open House 21 Martin Luther King Day! 21-1/4 School Christmas Break 23-1/1 Chamber Closed 25 Merry Christmas 26 Kawanza 31 New Years Eve Stay Safe! 1 Happy New Year! 2 5 pmChipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Assoc. Meeting 6 6 p.m. Vernon City Council Workshop 7 10:30am Chipley Garden Club Shivers Park/ Chipley 6 pm Chipley City Council Mtg. 6 p.m. Ebro Town Council Mtg 6 pm Caryville Town Council Mtg 9 6 p.m. Wausau Council Meeting 13 5:30 p.m. Wash Co. School Board Meeting 7 p.m. Vernon City Council Meeting 15 Full Wolf Moon 20 6 p.m. Vernon City Council Workshop 16 7:30 amWC Chamber 3rd Thursday at NFCH Specialty Center 23 9 am WC Board of Co. Commission Workshop at Annex 27 4 pm WC TDC Workshop & Meeting at Chamber 7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting West Florida Board, chairman of the Washington County United Way Leadership Team and member of the Kiwanis Club of Chipley and Opportunity Florida boards. Fulford and wife Connie have two daughters, Alyssa and Haylee. He and his family share a love for outdoor activities and enjoy spending time together hunting, shing and trail riding in their Jeep. BOARD from page 4