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50 Phone: 850-638-0212 Website: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 For the latest breaking news, visitCHIPLEYPAPER.COM www.chipleypaper.com IN BRIEF NEWSWashington County Connectwithus24/7Getbreakingnews,videos,expandedstories,photo galleries,opinionsandmore...@WCN_HCT chipleypaper.com Caryville Baptist Blue Grass JamCARYVILLE Caryville Baptist Church will be holding a Blue Grass Jam at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan 3. Come and enjoy picking, singing, food and fellowship. Chili and soup will be served. The church is located at 4217 Old Bonifay Road in Caryville.North Bay Tribe FundraiserCHIPLEY The North Bay Tribe will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the tribal grounds. All proceeds will go to the clan building fund. The tribal grounds are located at 1560 Lonnie Road, about ve miles South of Chipley.Prom and Bridal ExpoCHIPLEY The Chipley Womens Club will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Prom and Bridal Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Washington County Ag Center. Admission is free. Booths will be lled by vendors of all the services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, orists, linens and other decorating accents, limousines, hair stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, jewelers, See BRIEF A2County votes to settle lawsuitFormer HR director to receive $150,000 settlementBy RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org CHIPLEY The Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Monday to pay a $150,000 settlement in a lawsuit between the county and Heather Finch, the countys former Human Resources director. The board held a special meeting and executive session on to discuss the litigation, and met in closed session for about 40 minutes. In the executive session were the county commissioners, County Attorney Jeff Goodman, plaintiffs attorney John Dickinson and a court reporter. According to the terms of the settlement, the county will pay $150,000 to Broad and Cassel Trust Account on or before Dec. 27. The county will also pay all mediation costs and will accept a letter of resignation from Finch and her status in the countys computer system will be changed from terminated to resigned. The Washington County News obtained a copy of the settlement on Friday after submitting a request for public documents under the state Sunshine Law. In February, Finch was red from her position as county HR director for grossly negligent behavior, according to a letter written by then-county manager Steve Joyner. According to the letter, Finch publically discussed sensitive and privileged employment situations involving county staff and employees and abused her access to certain county information and les in providing that information for noncounty-related purposes.Report: Plane out of gas before crashBy TOM McLAUGHLINHalifax Media Group CALLAWAY Evidence from the scene of a fatal plane wreck last week indicates Destin business owner Larry Eli Caison ran out of gas shortly before he crashed in deep woods near the Sandy Creek Airpark. The Beechcraft Bonanza G36 Caison piloted for Okaloosa County-based Grey Aviation was about 60 miles from its destination at Destin Airport on Dec. 18 when the pilot reported to air trafc control that he had lost all engine power, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB investigators found less than three gallons of fuel at the crash scene, the report said. According to the airplane manufacturer, about three gallons of fuel are considered unusable in each main fuel tank, the report said. To David Gettel nger, a ight instructor at Destin Jet, the report clearly indicates Caison ran out of gas. Thats exactly what it says, he said. Caison, 52, was ying from his home in Palm Beach Gardens to spend Christmas with family in Shalimar when his plane went down. He was memorialized Friday at Shalimar United Methodist Church. A retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, Caison was an experienced pilot and was ying a fairly new plane, business partner Kevin Camilli said on the day of the accident. He took off from North Palm Beach County General Aviation Airport at 5:54 a.m. EST. The plane went Chipola spring registration begins Jan. 3Special to Halifax Media GroupMARIANNA Registration for spring classes at Chipola College begins Thursday for returning students. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a nal high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Of ce; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 7182284 for assistance. Chipola offers the bachelor of science degree, the associate in arts degree, the associate in science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors degrees include Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary By RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com WAUSAU Former city clerk Margaret Riley addressed the Wausau Town Council on Thursday to respond to information Councilman Charles Park Sr. had presented during the Dec. 12 meeting. I received a copy of what Mr. Park wanted to add to the agenda last month, and I want to address it, Riley said. Park was under the impression that city clerk JoAnn Hayes claimed to have seven days of comp time accrued. Riley noted that the actual amount is 7.25 hours of comp time. Anytime an employee works more than 40 hours, they get comp time at the overtime rate, Riley said. You have got to give them their comp time. The town cannot afford to pay overtime to the employees, that is why they are allowed comp time, Riley said. She also noted that bereaveVolume 90, Number 75Wednesday, JANUARY 1 2014 HEATHER FINCHSee LAWSUIT A2INDEXOpinion ................................A4 Society .................................A6 Faith ....................................A8 Obituaries ............................A7 Classi eds ..........................A10 SPECIAL TO HALIFAX MEDIA GROUPRegistration for Spring classes at Chipola College begins Thursday, Jan. 3, for returning students. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. Here, Chipola ACE tutor Alana Hearn of Vernon works with a student in the college ACE Lab. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211. WAUSAU TOWN COUNCILSee CHIPOLA A2 RANDAL SEYLER | The News Former Wausau city clerk Margaret Riley, right, discusses policy with the town council members on Thursday in Wausau.Council, former clerk discuss policy issuesSee WAUSAU A2 See PLANE A2
A10| Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Admin/Clerical 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 Knowledge of effective budget processes, administrative principles, practices, procedures and methods. Working knowledge of legal advertising requirements, intergovernmental relations, election laws and procedures, and procurement laws and procedures. Considerable knowledge of the practice and methods, and state regulations for public records management, retention, and disposition. Ability to effectively organize, supervise, train, and direct employees. Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office & Quick Books Pro Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 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 Notary Public of the State of Florida, or obtain license within three (3) months of employment. Valid Florida Drivers License. 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: January 13, 2014. Rate of pay for this position: Depending on Qualifications Web Id 34276208 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. The News Herald Classified 747-5020 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you dont have the room, We Do Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8:00am-5:00pm. Call (850)638-1483 1-3496 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 67-2012-CA-000093 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. GREGORY J. TERRELL; CHRISTINA P. TERRELL; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on October 22, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Washington County, Florida, described as: LOT 2, BLOCK F, IN MERRY ACRES SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 84. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997 JACOBSEN TRIPLE WIDE MOBILE HOME ATTACHED THERETO, HAVING VIN #JACFL17950A, TITLE #74955586, VIN #JACFL17950B, TITLE #74955587 AND VIN #JACFL17950C, TITLE #74955588. a/k/a 1214 MERRY ACRES DRIVE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428, on January 8, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 25 day of October, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014. 1-3498 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 67-2012-CA-57 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE, Plaintiff, -vsSIDNEY J. ROCHE, JR.; and THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SIDNEY J. ROCHE, JR. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell the property situate in Washington County, Florida, described as: SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF FOR ALL PURPOSES. Parcel 1: The West 8 acres of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West. Parcel 2: The East 35 feet, LESS AND EXCEPT the South 125 feet there of, of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, lying and being in Washington County, Florida. Parcel 3: The North 380 feet LESS AND EXCEPT that portion owned by Sidney J. Roche, Jr. lying in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, lying in and being in Washington County, Florida. Easement: Begin at the SE corner of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, Washington County, Florida, thence run West 35 feet, thence run North 125 feet, thence run East 35 feet; thence run South 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 5: The SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, Washington County, Florida. LESS AND EXCEPT: A lot in the Northwest Corner known as the Potter Graveyard and better described as: A parcel of land bounded by beginning at the NW corner of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 14 West and running thence South 200 feet, thence East 200 feet, thence North 200 feet, thence West 200 feet to the Point of Beginning. (Also known as Potter Family Cemetery). Parcel 6: The NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4of Section 20, Township2 North, Range 14 West lying and being in Washington County, Florida. Parcel #7: The West fifty-five (55) feet of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of the Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section Twenty-One (21), Township two (2) North, Range Fourteen (14) West, lying and being in Washington County, Florida. Restriction: No Towers or like structures shall be erected on this property without written consent of grantor. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, The Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida, beginning at 11:00 a.m. on January 8, 2014. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS FROM THIS 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 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a), FLORIDA STATUTES. DATED this 28 day of October, 2013. Linda Cook Clerk of Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. As published in the Washington County News on December 28, 2013 and January 1, 2014. A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit: www.jodi2adopt.webs.com/, call Jodi 1-800718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Adoption-A brave & selfless choice. Medical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & financially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Feingold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklhearttoheart.net #0958107 Experienced Private Caregiver for elderly and light housekeeping 850-547-4493 LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. 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LocalA2 | Washington County News Wednesday, January 1, 2014 videographers, DJs, musicians and much more. Prom dresses, mother-of-the-bride apparel and all the accessories will be modeled during the last hour of the expo. Door prizes will be given as guest visit the venders booths. For more information call 260-5896.Chipley plans baseball, softball sign-upCHIPLEY The City of Chipley is now holding Baseball and Softball Signups. Parents may sign their children up at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To play T-Ball children must be between the ages of 4 and 6 years old as of May 1, 2014. T-Ball is open to boys and girls and the cost will be $42 before Jan. 17 and $47 after Jan. 17. Dixie Youth is open to boys ages 7 to 12 as on May 1, 2014. Dixie Boys is open to boys ages 13 to 14 as of May 1, 2014. Dixie Girls is open to girls ages 7 to 14 as of Jan. 1, 2014. All Dixie league team registration will cost $42 before Jan 17 and $51 after Jan. 17. Player evaluations will be held on Jan. 13, 14 and 16. Evaluations will be for 7 years old and up. Evaluations are not mandatory; every child who registers on time will be placed on a team. Parents should call Pals Park at 638-6348 on Jan. 10 and listen to the pre-recorded message to nd out if and when the evaluations will take place. For more information call Guy Lane at 638-6348 or 658-2773 or email him at palspark@ citofchiley.com. BRIEF from page A1Finch led a charge of discrimination with the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the settlement. After the executive session, Goodman recommended the board accent the terms of the settlement. Commissioner Charles Brock voted against accepting the settlement, but the remaining board members voted in favor of the settlement. In exchange for the settlement and the change of discharge status, Finch releases the county from any future claims and is entitled to no payments or other consideration of any kind from the county, according to the settlement. Finch and her attorneys are also responsible for the tax payments and lings on the settlement. According to the settlement, Finch and the county agree that they have entered into the agreement in compromise of a disputed claim and that entry into the agreement is not an admission of any liability or wrongdoing on the part of the county. As part of the settlements condentiality provisions, Finch agrees not to disparage the county, and the county agrees to instruct individuals who have managerial responsibilities to likewise not disparage Finch. Finch also agrees not to disclose the terms of the agreement to anyone other than her spouse or accounting professional. Finch also agrees to cooperate with and assist the county in responding to or defending against any claims against the county regarding facts which arose during her employment with the county. The county also agrees to pay Finch $19.83 per hour for time reasonably spent at the written request of the county to cooperate and assist the county. Finch also voluntarily agrees to refrain from working for the county in any paid capacity in the future. In other business, the board also unanimously approved a $750 per month county contract with Dr. Samuel Ward, who is the physician of record for the county Emergency Medical Services. County Coordinator David Corbin explained that the EMS has to have a physician behind their services, and Dr. Ward has served in that capacity for years. According to the contract, he is paid the $750 a month, and if he is ever needed above and beyond that he is paid $50 an hour, said Commissioner Todd Abbott. I dont know that he has ever been needed beyond his regular contract. Do we ever look to see if anyone else would want this contract, or do we just give it to him automatically every year? Commissioner Lynn Gothard asked. I dont think anyone else would work for that cheap, Commissioner Joel Pate said, jokingly. Brock noted that Dr. Ward is also Chief of Staff for Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Once again were coming to the board and only have had something for two minutes and are having to vote on it, Gothard said. This is something that should have been handled in November, Abbott said. Corbin said he had only received notice of the contract that morning, just prior to the boards special meeting. I will send a memo to all staff informing them that in the future, if something isnt turned in on time, it wont be added to the agenda, Corbin said. LAWSUIT from page A1Education; Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certication program for those with a B.S. in a nonteaching eld. The associate in arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their rst two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelors degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specic majors are availa ble from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola. edu Several associate in science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered, which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include Automotive Service Technology, Fireghter, Law Enforcement Ofcer, Correctional Ofcer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, CrossOver Law Enforcement to Corrections, Nursing Assistant and Welding. Associate in science (AS) programs include Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN), Nursing LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, and Recreation Technology. College Credit Certicate programs include Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, CISCO Certied Network Associate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. The schedule of classes is available online at www. chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211. CHIPOLA from page A1ment leave is available to employees at any time. The mayor and the mayor pro tem are over the clerk, and those are the only two people she has to let know, Riley said. Riley announced her plans to retire during the June 13 council meeting after 17 years of service as city clerk. In August, the council hired Hayes to take Rileys place as city clerk, but Riley stayed on to train her replacement and to help guide the city through the budgeting process, retiring at the Sept. 28 town council meeting. Riley has also made herself available to help Hayes during the transition, even after leaving the towns payroll. During the interviewing process, you said the starting pay for the clerk would be $12.50 per hour, and after a 90-day probation that would go to $13.50, that is what you voted on, Riley said. She said that according to the city personnel policy, the probation period should have been six months, but she had mistakenly informed the council that it was a 90-day probationary period. Im sorry for that, but you all voted on it. The clerk in Wausau has never had to be voted on every year to be rehired, Riley said. I never have heard of that before. The clerk is hired by the council. Riley said she was informed that she should not be allowed behind the counter at city hall. Why am I a security risk after 17 years? she asked. When I left here, I had a deep respect for each of you, Riley told the council members. I said I would come back and help the city in any way I could. If you dont have trust in your clerk and have the condence in her to move money back and forth, from the street department to the water department and so on, then youre in trouble, Mayor B.J. Phillips said. Im kind of new at this mayor business, but I know we have to go by the city charter. Riley said the town lives on a month-to-month budget, just like regular families, and sometimes the clerk has to move funds from one account to another to cover bills. One example was a $12,000 re truck payment that was due in December, and which caused concern with the Volunteer Fire Department members. The county has cut back on the amount of re funds they provide, and those funds dont come in all at once, Riley explained. She said the county has cut its annual contribution to the city re department by $10,000. Were living with a budget, and to survive, we have to move money around, Phillips said. Past practice has been that the clerk moved funds around to pay the bills, without seeking council permission for each transaction, Riley said. In your books each month you get a report showing all the transactions. Councilman Dallas Carter said he was under the impression that every thing had to come before the council for approval. You do get a report that you approve each month, but the clerk has never had to ask every time she made a transaction, at least not in the 17 years I was here, Riley said. Margaret was here for 17 years and she did a ne job, Carter said. We have got to have trust in the clerk and I think she (Hayes) is doing a ne job. Ive been lucky enough to have Margaret here to train me, Hayes said, and when we have had issues, shes always been willing to help me out. I was very disappointed in this piece of writing, Phillips said of Parks comments. This was just not called for. County Attorney Jeff Goodman recommended the council members put the dissent behind them. Wausau is a good town, and people care about this community, Goodman said. My advice is to put this in the rearview mirror and go forward. WAUSAU from page A1 Airport opens covered parking lotBy VALERIE GARMAN747-5076 | @valeriegarman firstname.lastname@example.org WEST BAY Travelers now have more parking options at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Last week, airport ofcials celebrated the completion of a $2 million covered parking area at ECP, just in time for the holidays. We are proud to offer the covered parking option as an added convenience for our passengers, said ECP Director Parker McClellan. On-site covered parking is a premium service our passengers have been seeking so this is a big step forward for ECP. The roughly $2 million improvement project covered 300 parking spaces where the rental car lot was formerly located. The project also included the construction of a covered walkway leading to the terminal building. The Florida Department of Transportation paid for a portion of the project, which didnt actually add spots, but covered existing ones. Because covered parking is a premium service, daily rates will be higher. McClellan said the additional parking option will provide a new revenue source for the airport, and improve ECPs ability to lure new air service into the market. Rates are set at $13 per day for covered parking, with an hourly rate of $4 for each of the rst three hours. The rate for short-term parking at the airport is $11 per day, and $9 per day for long-term parking. Operations at the airports former off-site covered parking area, owned by the St. Joe Co., ceased about a year ago following an agreement that also gave the airport control of an 11-acre parcel near the general aviation terminal. Since then, ECP has not offered travelers a covered parking option. Of the ve major airports in the Northwest Florida region, Pensacola International Airport is the only other airport that offers a covered parking service. ANDREW P JOHNSON | The News HeraldVehicles sit in the recently built covered parking at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City. down about 7:23 a.m. CST, the NTSB report said. When Caison reported he had lost power, air trafc controllers at Tyndall Air Force Base directed him to Sandy Creek Airpark in southeast Bay County. He directed the plane to within 50 yards of the airpark before it went down in a heavily wooded area. The Beechcraft impacted trees and terrain and its pilot was fatally injured in the crash, according to the NTSB. While the plane sustained substantial damage, the wreckage was found generally intact, the report said. There was no evidence of re noted at the crash site, the report said. Local pilot Arnold Haynes said the absence of re provides another clue there was little fuel onboard when the plane went down. The Beechcraft Bonanza G36 is a transport plane that can carry up to four passengers 750 miles, according to a Beechcraft website. It is equipped with primary fuel tanks as well as left and right wing tip tanks, and is capable of holding 444 pounds of gasoline, the website said. Caisons right main tank had been damaged in the wreck and held only residual quantities of fuel, the report said. The left main tank held about one pint of fuel. The wing tip tanks were empty of fuel, the report said. NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss said the preliminary report contains facts as we nd them and analysis of those facts is not what we do. He said a probable cause report stating possible reasons for the crash would be nalized and released in 12 to 18 months. PLANE from page A1
LocalWashington County News | A3Wednesday, January 1, 2014Special to The NewsTALLAHASSEE Meeting in Tallahassee on Dec. 13 in closed session, the Florida Commission on Ethics took action on 30 complaints, Chairman Morgan Bentley announced on Dec. 18. No probable cause was found to believe that Adam Barringer, Mayor of New Smyrna Beach, misused his position by using City funds for private parties, demanded special parking access, and berated a police ofcer for his personal benet. No probable cause also was found on an allegation that his restaurant catered a retirement event that was paid for by the City. The Commission also voted to nd no probable cause that Mayor Barringer had a conicting employment or contractual relationship with a restaurant that did business with the City. The Commission found no probable cause to believe that New Smyrna Beach City Manager Pam Brangaccio misused City funds for private parties. The Commission considered a complaint led against Caroline McManus, former employee of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services. No probable cause was found concerning six allegations: that she was doing business with her agency; that she had a conicting contractual relationship; that she became employed with a business after she participated in the procurement of a contract in her public capacity; that she became employed with an entity in connection with a contract in which she participated personally and substantially while an employee of DOE, that she became employed with an entity in connection with a contract that was within her area of responsibility at DOE within two years of terminating her employment with DOE; and that she procured contractual services for the Department from a business entity with which she held a material interest. Dorothy Gay, President of the Board of Directors of Excel Leadership Academy in Palm Beach County, was cleared of an allegation that she misused her position to direct a payment to Tri-Star Leadership, Inc. No probable cause was found to believe that Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Lucretia Strickland misused her position to advocate for certain candidates for ofce. The Commission found no probable cause to believe that Joseph Fink, Arcadia City Council member, had a voting conict when he voted to approve a special event permit. No probable cause also was found to believe that Mr. Fink had a conicting contractual relationship with an antique association. An allegation that he misused his position to demand the City enforce the associations rules was also dismissed with a nding of no probable cause. Probable cause was found on two allegations that Charlie S. Smith, Midway City Council member, violated the voting conict law when he abstained from votes in July 2012 and January 2013, but failed to le the requisite voting conict form in both instances. However, because the Council was aware of the conict, and Mr. Smith abstained from the votes and asked for the required form from the City Manager, the Commission will take no further action on the matter unless Mr. Smith requests a hearing. On two other allegations, the Commission found no probable cause to believe that he had a prohibited business relationship by doing business with the City of Midway or had a conicting employment relationship, because the business relationship met a statutory exemption. The Commission also considered a complaint led against Rocco Maglio, former Melbourne Beach Mayor and Town Commissioner. No probable cause was found to believe he violated the voting conicts law on two occasions when he voted on special permits and an ordinance. The Commission also found no probable cause regarding an allegation that he was doing business with the Town. No probable cause also was found to believe that he had a conicting contractual relationship by virtue of his relationship with an entity that was organizing art shows in the Town. An allegation that he misused his position or ofcial resources to advertise his private business venture was dismissed with a nding of no probable cause. The Commission voted to dismiss a complaint led against David Schirtzinger, former candidate for Cape Canaveral City Council, because the public interest would not be served by further proceedings. The allegations concerned the disclosure of real property that was Mr. Schirtzingers mailing address. The Commission dismissed the following complaints for lack of legal sufciency: Mike Prescott, Director and Member of the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority and Economic Development Council; Kenneth Evers, Attorney for the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority and Economic Development Council, the County Commission, and the County Planning Board; Paula ONeil, Pasco County Clerk of Court; Michael Kridel, Palm Beach County Ethics Commissioner; Patricia Williams, Vice Mayor and Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner; Jerri Haynes, former Principal of New Millennium Charter School; Diamond Jones, Shentha (Nita) Mitchell, Savilla Murphy, and Mijanvo Pride, members of the Board of Directors for New Millennium Charter School; Werner Bols, Chair of the Indian River State College Board of Trustees; Ed Massey, President of Indian River State College; Mike Blackburn, Inspector General for the Florida Department of Education; Nancy Daniels, Public Defender in the 2nd Judicial Circuit; Patricia Duffy, Charlotte County Commissioner; Mark Montinmurro, Broward County school teacher; Shari Pagan, Broward County school teacher; John Reichard, Panama City Beach School Teacher; Joe Negron, Florida Senator in the 32nd District; Jeffery Beasley, Inspector General for the Florida Department of Corrections; and Jeanne Dozier, Lee County School Board Member. The Commissions reviews for legal sufciency are limited to questions of jurisdiction and determinations as to whether the contents of the complaint are adequate to allege a violation of the Code of Ethics. As no factual investigation precedes the reviews, the Commissions conclusions do not reect on the accuracy of the allegations made in these complaints. In public session, the Commission adopted a joint stipulation between the Commission Advocate and Lori Gulden, Florida Notary Public, nding that Ms. Gulden violated ethics law by misusing her position to improperly notarize a signature for the benet of a coworker. A civil penalty of $1,000 and public censure and reprimand will be recommended to the Governor. In an opinion interpreting the voting conicts law, the Commission determined that a Mayor could vote on matters relating to the removal of his neighborhood from the Towns boundaries. Under the circumstances presented, the impact on the Mayors interests would not to constitute any special private gain or loss under the statute. The Commission adopted an advisory opinion that determined that a prohibited conict of interest exists where a public school teacher/facilitator/department chair provides services to students of his public school in his private capacity through paid therapy and counseling. However, the services could be provided by him as additional duties of his public employment. In another opinion, the Commission determined that the law does not prohibit a district school board member from employment with the Florida Virtual School, a statewide school district, and the voting conict law would not prohibit the member from participating in votes concerning the Florida Virtual School, under the circumstances presented. The Commission also issued an opinion that determined a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, during the two years following vacation of his legislative ofce, would be prohibited from asking legislative and executive branch ofcials to designate legal services plans as available employee benets in order to enable him to market the plans to legislative and executive branch ofcers and employees. However, he would not be prohibited during that time period from marketing such products directly to individual legislative and executive branch ofcers and employees. The Code of Ethics would not prohibit his entering into an employment or contractual relationship with a company doing business with the State of Florida. In an opinion concerning the new mandatory training requirement for Florida Constitutional ofcers, the Commission determined that two hours on the subject of the Code of Ethics for Public Ofcers and Employees or Article II, Section 8, Florida Constitution, and one hour each of open meetings and public records, would satisfy the four-hour training requirement imposed under the law. An opinion requested by a member of the Florida Senate found that a Senators providing a letter of support for grant funding or for a hospices certicate of need application (unpaid, constituent work) would not violate the statute prohibiting misuse of public position. The Commission also issued an opinion determining that no prohibited conict of interest is created where the chair of the neurology department of a State universitys medical school is involved in a private, nonprot foundation to improve health care delivery to patients with chronic neurodegenerative diseases, as long as he does not receive compensation from, or otherwise have a contractual relationship with, the foundation. However, were he to receive compensation from the foundation or be considered a member of it, a prohibited conict of interest would exist. Contact the Commission ofce to obtain rulings on appeals of automatic nes imposed for late submission of nancial disclosure reports submitted by public ofcers and employees. 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As the New Year jumps into full swing today, the Prattler will celebrate by presenting his rst column for the bright new year, a milestone that is ours to enjoy. Topics for Perrys Prattle just keep coming whether shopping in Walmart, attending funerals, social functions or in a doctors of ce. Two weeks ago, it was while visiting the of ce of Mark Garney for my weekly B-12 injection, where I met up with Jerry Baxter, whom I had not seen for years. We ended up having a long and an interesting conversation covering many things regarding our past experiences. He told me right off that he reads my writings, stating that he fully related to my story many months ago about my experience of eating squirrel, smothered in gravy, fried on a wood burning stove in my mothers kitchen. When the article was printed, John Stevens, who lives on Bahama Road, was another one who reported his enjoyment of eating squirrel, brought to the breakfast table by his dad, who waited in nearby woods on a cold morning while the small animal began his daily activities in pursuit of food. John was impressed with the mention that our dad prized every .22 caliber ri e cartridge highly and made every effort to bring in a squirrel for each bullet red. At our meeting in the doctors of ce, Jerry Baxter told me that his family ate possum, but only after his dad, Willie Baxter, learned to capture them once they sulled. They were then penned up for two or three weeks, fed domestic food and purged from the undesirable diet consumed while still in the wild, then butchered and eaten, according to Jerry. Another wild delicacy mentioned by my friend which his family ate was soft shell turtles. Once while in a party of boys my age, we placed trotlines out in Mobile Bay expecting to catch cat sh. When we returned to retrieve our sh, we found all the hooks lled with soft shell turtles. Jerry explained that this was not a disappointment to any of his friends as these turtles were dressed and enjoyed at the family dinner table by all of those involved in the catch. According to Baxter, wild hogs were plentiful in the hunting woods and he, and others, often hunted and killed the animals, which produced meat as good or better than hogs grown at home. He told me, that in recent years, Howard Tiller, Jr. a noted wild hog hunter, killed a record number of the animals to the point of having to call for help to get them out of the woods. Jerry Baxter, born in 1937, is the son of John Willie Baxter and Mittie Fussell Baxter. He completed Chipley High School in 1956 and immediately went to work for the Department of Transportation in surveying. While discussing his long tenure with DOT, he told me that he worked with the surveying crew all the way from Pensacola to Tallahassee and was still on board when Interstate 10 was completed. Upon my telling him that I detected that he enjoyed his work on this job, he answered: Mr. Wells, I did very much enjoy my work. When you are working with men such as Dalton Carter, Mr. Buck Buchanan, Stokes Bush and Ernest (Peanut) Dalton by your side, you have to enjoy every minute of it. Jerry married Agnes Kent on July 7, 1956. She is the daughter of Nix Kent and Jessie Mathias Kent. Agnes attended Chipley High School, but dropped out to marry Jerry Baxter. She later obtained her GED and had a working career as Director of the Washington County Council on Aging from 1975 until retiring in 1990. She, too, enjoyed her job. She and Jerry have a son, David, who has retired from the U.S. Air Force and is employed in Civil Service in the medical eld at Warner Robbins, Georgia. Their daughter, Dana Costill, is employed in the medical profession at the Glen Cove Facility in Panama City. The Baxters have one grandson and one granddaughter. The couple owns and reside on the farm and in the same house where Agnes was reared. Mr. Wells, this is the house that I was raised in and the place where Jerry and I were married and we OPINION www.chipleypaper.comWednesday, January 1, 2014 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. 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WANT MORE?Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT CONTACTUSPUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare email@example.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION firstname.lastname@example.org CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION 850-638-0212 clamb@ chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING Stephanie Smith: ssmith@ chipleypaper. com 850-638-0212 Our VIEW Keeping eye on spyingAt the same time a federal judge last week ruled that a federal phone surveillance program was almost Orwellian and likely unconstitutional, President Obamas own panel of experts recommended 46 signi cant changes to the way the government gathers information on Americans. Those developments indicate a growing awareness of the power of these domestic spying programs, and their potential for abuse, from inside the government itself, not just civil libertarian groups. The question is whether there will be suf cient impetus to make necessary changes that will maintain the proper balance between security and privacy. The Presidents Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies was created in August in the wake of Edward Snowdens leak of classi ed information on U.S. surveillance methods. Last week, the panel released its report (tinyurl.com/mcwry3j), which came to the same conclusion that U.S. District Judge Richard Leon did: The National Security Agencys massive collection of telecommunications metadata is not essential to the nations war on terrorism because there is no evidence that it has thwarted a single attack. In fact, the report said, the information could readily have been obtained in a timely manner through other means less destructive of privacy. The panel proceeds to recommend ways to scale back the scope of government snooping, moving away from a general collection of data toward a more focused and short-term surveillance. The report says Washington should not be permitted to collect and store mass, undigested, non-public personal information about U.S. persons for the purpose of enabling future queries and data-mining for foreign intelligence purposes. Instead, phone records should be collected and stored by telecommunications companies or by a private consortium. The NSA and other agencies would have to obtain separate judicial orders to search those databases instead of authorizing such searches themselves. Those records would be held for just two years. The panel also would signi cantly change the policy regarding national security letters, which the FBI uses to order a communications or nancial company to turn over data. The government also can demand that the company not inform anyone that their records were turned over to the feds (the so-called gag order). Instead, the panel suggests, the government rst should convince a court that the records are relevant to an authorized investigation involving international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities. Furthermore, gag orders would be limited to 180 days (instead of in perpetuity) and could be challenged in court. These and other recommendations are but a rst step toward tightening government surveillance practices, increasing transparency and protecting Americans privacy absent probable cause to violate it. But that wont happen unless Congress and the president embrace the changes which, so far, appears unlikely. Further pressure must be applied. Christmas 2013 is history, and weve had our share of too much food, too much stuff and too little time with loved ones. At our Senior Adult Christmas lunch at First Baptist Church, Jeep Sullivan, our minister to Sr. Adults asked us to share Christmas memories we have. I shared one last week. Jack shared at the luncheon that he remembered the one he lost in 1944 as his transport to the Philippines in the Paci c crossed the International Date Line on Dec. 24 and then they were in another time zone, and it was 1945. Tom Cook remembered coming to Bonifay to shop Pelts Five and Dime Store and to see Santa who rode into town on the Fire truck and gave a bag with an apple, an orange and some hard candy to every boy and girl who stood in line. I think the Fire Department also gave senior adults a bag of goodies, too. I remembered Betty Segers and I taking our children. There were two lines, one to talk to Santa and one to get the bag of goodies. One year, Hiram insisted on getting in line to talk to Santa. That was a little puzzling as he felt it was his responsibility to tell all the kids that there was no Santa Claus. After wed waited for him to go through the long line to talk to Santa, I asked him why he wanted to talk to Santa. He said, to tell him he isnt real. Shirley Brooks Wilkins remembered that their gifts were always placed in a box, so they tried to nd the biggest box so theyd get more. I dont have vivid memories of Christmas as a child. Primitive Baptists beliefs were quite Puritanical, at least Grandpa Wellswere, so Christmas was pretty meager, but I do remember that we put a shoe box underneath our beds in hopes that Santa brought us something. Perhaps a doll made from papiermache with painted features. I remember my sister Minnie left hers out in the rain and its skin got all wrinkled. Our older brothers, Jim and Perry told her it was dead and had a funeral. Minnie Lee cried and cried. We never hung stockings for the apple and orange which most children of our day received. However, fruit was usually fairly plentiful in our home as our dad brought home oranges by the bushel bag and sometimes a box of red delicious apples. He always bought a coconut, the juice of which he liked to drink unless Mama reserved it to put in her coconut cake icing. He also liked to buy seeded raisins in the bulk which we children never cared much for, and cream drops that were called a politically incorrect name. We never loved them either. We did like the grapes, some of which Mama put in her ambrosia. I can picture my foster brother Shelby Barber peeling and sectioning oranges for that food of the Gods. Most of our celebration came when the family, uncles, aunts, and cousins, gathered at Grandmas house for a sumptuous dinner, with my favorite, chicken dressing and Grandmas collard pudding. This was a bread pudding which she jokingly called collard pudding because she had no recipe, just day old biscuits, eggs, home churned butter and lots of pecans. As we established our own family and bought my husbands old home we started the tradition of having his parents and brothers along with his sister Ruth, her husband, Judge Helms and their children on Christmas Eve. We ate Christmas goodies, exchanged gifts, and shot reworks. I guess 1963 was my most memorable. Like Jacks 1944 memory, I lost Christmas because on Christmas Eve as the family guests were arriving, I had an emergency trip to the delivery room where Christmas day and several days after were a blur to me. Cindy got her rst (and only) bicycle that year so it was probably her most memorable. For the past several years the Wells family has used the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church for our Christmas dinner. Like we used to do when we gathered at my Grandma and Grandpa Wells home, the focus of our celebration is food. This year, sadness overshadowed our celebration because our youngest sister, Gails son, Robert Garret is battling the ravages of ALS, (Lou Gehrigs disease.) But we also joyfully anticipate the March arrival of Robert and Ambers son Hugh Thomas and Kelvin and Amy Wells son Clyde Brown Wells II. We celebrated the newest family member, Dusty Holley, the husband of our granddaughter, Hilary Webb Holley. We look forward to future Christmases and the traditions which will be established as we launch a new generation of young adult Wells grandchildren.HAPPY CORNERHazel Wells Tison PERRYS PRATTLEPerry Wells SPECIAL TO THE NEWSJerry Baxter, left, as a junior and Agnes Kent as a freshman from the 1955 Chipley High School Year Book.Wild delicacies of Washington CountyGhosts of Christmas Past and Present See PERRY A5
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. We now have a government in Washington that feels it is in charge of everything, yet responsible for nothing. When our government is not in charge of something, it inserts itself into the enterprise, as is the case with the FDAs recent attempt to halt the sale of 23andMe DNA tests. Our government looked around the valueadded business of personal genetic diagnostics and decided one thing was missing: government did not have a say-so. This is more about government control than it is about what is good for us. Studies show the FDA has caused more deaths through its slow government bureaucracy than it has prevented. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Vernon Smith stated in Free to Choose Medicine, inherent in the one-size-ts-all regulatory bureaucracy is the incentive to delay rather than approve a drug or medical procedure that could save lives. FDA bureaucrats assume everyone has the same view of risk that they do and that they know more than the doctor or patient. In the case of 23andMe, the FDA based its injunction on dening the rudimentary, $1 test tube you spit in as a medical device. If it wants you, government will get you. Competition protects consumers more than government does. Like all federal agencies, the FDA is politically motivated. It has an agenda. And like Obamacare, it is also a mess a case of the left hand not knowing what the far-left hand is doing. Environmentalists concerned about losing salmon in rivers due to overshing forced the FDA to approve genetically engineered salmon. If they can engineer a sh that can swim upstream against powerful currents, the Democrats will run those sh for Congress in 2014. The FDA was politically motivated to quickly approve the Plan B morning-after contraceptive for women. Id like to market a morning-after pill for men; it would change your DNA and your cell phone number the next day. Innovation is about trial and error, risk and entrepreneurship. In almost all successful start-ups that have had a positive inuence on mankind, the government was not involved. Amazing t hings happen when government gets out of the way. The Google-backed 23andMe survives in the genetics testing arena where others failed because of its deep-pocketed founders. Billionaire founder Sergey Brins wife (they are currently separated, as Brin will be from half of his money if they get divorced) spent millions having his personal DNA sequenced to determine what diseases he might be prone to, so he could be proactive in prevention. He used that model and made it available to the rest of us for just $99. As an accomplished hypochondriac, I had the test done and found that it agreed with many of my family health risks. It was of value. It also identies relatives for you. I have connected with several relatives through 23andMe. We Harts can now keep up with family members through this process and not our traditional way of monitoring police scanners. DNA has dogged politicians from Thomas Jefferson to, recently, Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Democrat VP nominee John Edwards asked his assistant to steal a diaper from his baby mama to run a DNA test while claiming he was not the daddy. It turned out that both Edwards and the diaper were full of the same thing. The Supreme Court has ruled that human genetic DNA cannot be patented but that articial DNA created to correct inherited genetic defects can. Every time theres a new technology, the law has to adapt. Folks were probably worried when law enforcement began using ngerprinting in 1858, back when John McCain and Harry Reid were freshmen senators. Liberals want to control scientic data and interpret them as they please. As with global warming data, they do not trust anyone to form conclusions but themselves. And Democrats want laws on everything. It does not matter what the law is, as long as it is mandatory and unions are exempt. Hard religiousright Republicans are suspicious of science for fear it might contradict the Bible. We libertarians are left to defend the individuals right to do with his DNA what he damn well pleases. Each person perceives value differently and should be able to spend his money accordingly. I was back in my small Tennessee hometown recently. A buddy from high school picked me up in his $1,000 car and drove me to his $20,000 house to pick up his $25,000 bass boat to take me shing. He could not have been a happier person. Ron Hart is a libertarian syndicated op-ed humorist, awardwinning author and TV/ radio commentator. He can be reached at Ron@ RonaldHart.com or visit www.RonaldHart.com. Tolearnhowyoucansupportour communitysuniversity,contact MaryBethLovingoodat(850)770-2108 email@example.com. FLORIDASTATEUNIVERSITY PANAMACITYTHECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL OpinionWashington County News | A5Wednesday, January 1, 2014Dear Editor, My brother, Ryan Leavins, is the victim of mistakes. He is charged with a crime hes not guilty of. I made a mistake years ago with him. We were working in the logging woods with our dad, William Leavins. Ryan asked me if I thought he should get more schooling and be a teacher. Thinking that logging was an uncertain future and knowing what a caring and helping person he is and thinking a teaching career would be a safe, life-long job, I encouraged him to teach. Other people have made mistakes. The school board hired Ryan with policies in place that teachers maintain control of their class and administer discipline. He was moved from a regular class to a small portable room with a dozen special education children. With several different grade levels, he had to have different work for them. The child he disciplined was coming to school in diapers. Ryan, trying to help him, started a plan to help potty train him. Ryan and the parents had made progress; the boy was wearing clothes to school. Ryan didnt have to do this. Ryan had to change the childs clothes and clean up when the child had an accident. Other teachers have made the comment that they sure wouldnt. The day the discipline occurred, the child was disrupting class for over an hour. The other children in the room were looking to Ryan to do something because they were losing learning time. Ryan doesnt even own a paddle, so he went to another class and borrowed a paddle. The other teacher loaned him a small, narrow paddle without telling him it was not of approved size; more mistakes. Ryan, on his knees begging the child to behave, gave the child one lick, tried to return to class, no change in child. After that, the child was given two licks with no change in behavior. After two more licks, they returned to class. The rest of the day was a normal day in the class with all the children getting to learn their school work. Ryan took the child to the bathroom later that day and noticed his bottom was red, but saw no bruises or anything. The child was back in school the next day. Ryan really thought he done what his job required. The parents signed permission for the child to be paddled if needed. Knowing the child might need disciplining. The parents came to school with concerns of the way the childs bottom looked. The principal and others seemed to know that a narrow paddle could leave marks. Ryan didnt know. The childs grandpa, a very well-respected man in this community, said he could not believe that little paddle could do any harm. Is it possible that some children bruise real easy? The parents signed papers that they didnt want Ryan charged. The police told Ryan there were no charges. The school board told Ryan 10-day suspension then back to work. But he wasnt called back to work. Five weeks later, he got a call from the police about a warrant. He went to the jailhouse and was charged with felony child abuse. Ryan was asked to resign he same day. He lost his job and insurance and is threatened with ve years in prison. The school board just lost a caring, responsible teacher. The school board has changed polices so that only the principal can administer discipline. Ryan Leavins is not a criminal. Is this what living in America is like now? Where people pay taxes to employ can go against the will of parents and everybody involved to ruin innocent peoples lives? I sure hope not. If children dont learn that not following rules has consequences, we better start building more prisons than schools. The people responsible for this huge injustice are: Family Services (I believe they try to do good work, but what theyre doing to Ryan has to be a mistake) State Attorney (supposedly pressured into ling charges) Holmes County School Board (knowingly put Ryan and other teachers in situations they are not trained for and being no help at all for the when something happens. Way to stand behind your workers.) The Victims: Ryan Leavins (years of education and ears of teaching with no complaints, means nothing to these people) The little boy (might not get a proper education because no one will discipline him or try to teach him rules for fear of criminal punishment) The parents of the little boy (asked that Ryan not be charged, knowing Ryan has been helping him. Now knowing their hope for the child getting and education is greatly reduced) All the children that will not learn that not following the rules has consequences until theyre sitting in a courtroom The children cheated out of their education because other students cannot be made to behave Every tax payer that pays these peoples salaries The people of this community (who cant believe a person as good and caring as Ran is being treated this way) The people responsible for this injustice need to take responsibility for their mistakes. I can only hope all partied involved can see mistakes were made. Admitting mistakes and doing the right thing is the only answer. Raymond LeavinsPonce de Leon LEttTTER toTO thTHE EDItoTORRyan Leavins is a victim of mistakesenjoy being here and having our children and grandchildren come visit us often. Both Jerry and Agnes both are experiencing medical issues now which prohibits their involvement in activities, which their former busy and active jobs would have required. In conversation, Agnes spoke of the many years she spent with the Washington County Council on Aging job and of the personal satisfaction received in assisting others: I still have many happy memories stemming from this experience, concluded Agnes. Jerry comments as he reected on his many years working with his friendly and helpful crew at the Department of Transportation: Mr. Wells, I think many time of just how much fun and enjoyable it would be for me to once again be out there working in all kinds of weather with all my former co-workers and good friends. It has been my delight to once again talk, and submit this story, on long time friends whom I have not seen for awhile. It is good to receive the reports on their present status and hear the positive attitudes both Jerry and Agnes still possess toward the jobs they held for many years. Both consider their former employment as a privilege and an honor. See you all next week. PERRY from page A4 GUEEST COLLUMNWashingtons desire to interfere is in its genes RonRON HaARt TThe Hart Beat
Wednesday, January 1, 2014A6 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News SocietyMrs. Marion Daniel Poole and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Eugene Poole of Tuscaloosa, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Rowan Poole of Tuscaloosa, to Lee Ellis Stanton of Chipley Fla., son of Mr. and Mrs. Rual Kenneth Stanton of Chipley. The wedding will be March 1 at 4 p.m. at Saint James Episcopal Church in Livingston, Ala. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jackson Poole and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Marion Daniel Jr., all of Tuscaloosa. She is a 1997 graduate of Tuscaloosas Central High School and attended the University of Alabama, where she received a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Development. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and was presented in the 2000 Tuscaloosa Holiday Cotillion. She attended the University of West Alabama, where she received a masters degree in College Student Development. She is employed as Admissions Communications Coordinator with the University of West Alabama in Livingston. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. Samuel Burnett Stanton and the late Mrs. Dorothy Lowell Stanton, and the late Mrs. Johanna Scheid Ellis, all of Chipley, Fla. He is a 1988 graduate of Chipley High School and attended Livingston University, where he received a bachelors degree in Biology and Environmental Science. He attended the University of South Alabama, where he received a masters degree in Marine Sciences, and Louisiana State University where he earned a doctoral degree in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences. He currently serves as the Director of the Black Belt Conservation and Research Institute and as an associate professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. Poole Stanton to wed EngagementMr. and Mrs. Lincoln Howell are proud to announce the graduation of their son, PVT 2 Lincoln Drew Howell, on his successful journey to become a U.S. Army Deep Sea (Engineer) Diver. Lincoln Drew Howell is the son of Lincoln and Paula Howell of Bonifay. His proud younger brothers are Dakota and Dalton Howell. His grandparents are Larry Howell and Lynda Stokes, Patricia Myers and the late Dewey Mixon. On 20 Dec. 2013, Lincolns little brother, Dalton Howell age 9, was given the traditional honor of presenting his big brother with his U.S. Divers Pin. He graduated from the class of 13-30-UCTB A2C. His pursuit began in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. On April 12, 2013, Lincoln completed a grueling phase I course (12D Army Diver). He continued his training in Panama City, at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center. Accompanied by determination and hard work, Lincoln successfully completed a seven month intensive training course. He is now a part of a small and elite group of Soldiers U.S. Army DeepSea (Engineer) Divers. Approximately 150 soldiers begin the pursuit to become Engineer Divers each year. Only about 2025 Graduate to become Engineer Second Class Divers. We are so very proud of our sons accomplishments. Although we are going to miss him, we are also excited to see what opportunities await him. Today is the rst day of the rest of our lives.Howell presented with U.S. Divers Pin CongratulationsSpecial to Halifax Media GroupNow that the holidays are over, and you are starting to think about your New Years resolutions, I encourage you to make one of those resolutions to become a Covenant Hospice volunteer. When people think about volunteering for hospice, their rst thought may be, I could never do that or I would be too depressed. However, talk to a Covenant Hospice volunteer and he or she will tell you a very different story. Covenant volunteers come from many different backgrounds, ranging from retired persons, to working professionals, active military personnel, high school and college students. They all have one thing in commona desire to give back, and in that giving they receive so much in return. Covenant has opportunities for people with diverse skills and interests. Volunteers that are looking for a chance to meet new people and to be active in the community will love Covenants Ambassador Program. For those that want to have fun and socialize with others, Covenants fundraising events are the perfect t. Volunteers that enjoy ofce work or computers can nd a home in administrative support. Individuals with care-giving experience or emotional and spiritual support skills may choose to visit Covenants patients and their families. Persons that have experienced the loss of a loved one understand what families have gone through and make wonderful bereavement volunteers. Volunteers from our communities help to garden, clean yards, make simple home repairs, build ramps, sew, crochet, cook and bake. Volunteers receive specialized training that prepares them to volunteer in their area of interest. Covenant Hospice makes a promise to our volunteers that they will nd a sense of purpose, worthwhile work, and the realization that they are making a difference. Thats why over 2,600 individuals have chosen to give an important part of their lives to Covenant Hospice. Covenants volunteer program has received Awards of Excellence from Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for the Ambassador Volunteer Program, the Reections Life Review Journal Program, and the Tuck-in Program. The late Sam and Joyce Goldenberg, longtime Covenant Hospice volunteers, received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). So while you are composing your New Years resolutions, please think about becoming a Covenant Hospice volunteer. I promise its a resolution that is easy to keep, as well as very rewarding. For more information about volunteering, please contact Donna Meldon, Volunteer and Community Relations Manager at 4828520 or 888-817-2191.Make volunteering your new years resolutionFrom Staff ReportsTALLAHASSEE The State of Florida Commission on Ethics, in its public session meeting on Dec. 13, unanimously elected Linda McKee Robison as vice chairperson for the 2013-14 term. She was appointed to the Commission in 2011 by Governor Rick Scott and was reappointed in 2013. Robison is a partner in the Corporate Transactions Group of Shutts & Bowen, LLP in Fort Lauderdale and also serves as the cochairperson of the rms Health Care Practice Group.Robison named Ethics Committee vice chairperson North Bay Tribe FundraiserCHIPLEY The North Bay Tribe will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan 4 at the tribal grounds. All proceeds will go to the clan building fund. The tribal grounds are located at 1560 Lonnie Rd about ve miles South of Chipley.Sound of Music AuditionsMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for The Sound of Music, Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Ages rst grade and up are welcome. No previous experience is required. Those auditioning for the Von Trap children will audition at 5 p.m. Adults and all others will audition at 6:30 p.m. Callback auditions are at 6 p.m., Jan. 7. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard and Hammerstein. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Evry Mountain, DoRe-Mi, and the title song The Sound of Music. Contact Charles Sirmon, 850-718-2227; sirmonc@ chipola.edu.Harpist to Perform as part of Artist SeriesMARIANNA The Chipola Artist Series presents harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, at 7 p.m., Jan. 16, in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendietas Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see. Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Tickets will be available in the Center for the Arts Box Ofce. Prom and Bridal ExpoCHIPLEY The Chipley Womens Club will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Prom and Bridal Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Washington County Ag Center. Admission is free. Booths will be lled by vendors of all the services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, orists, linens and other decorating accents, limousines, hair stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, jewelers, videographers, DJs, musicians and much more. Prom dresses, mother-of-thebride apparel and all the accessories will be modeled during the last hour of the expo. Door prizes will be given as guest visit the venders booths. For more information call 260-5896.Jennie Finch Coming to Chipola for Softball CampMARIANNA Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball eld, Jan. 25 and 26. The two day Chipola camp will include instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Registration fee is $250. No on-site registration will be available. The Skills Camp will be held Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion. Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball. The Camp will continue Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne. Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-shirt, Personalized Softball and Certicate of Participation For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-7182468, Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 573-1508. Community eEVentsENTS
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A7 Guidelines and DeadlinesObituary notices are written by funeral homes and relatives of the decease. The Washington County News/ Holmes County Times-Advertiser reserves the right to edit for AP style and format. Families submitting notices must type them in a typeface and font that can be scanned into a computer. Deadline for obituaries is 12 Noon on Monday for the following Wednesday newspaper. There is a $25 charge for obituaries. Obituaries may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to the Washington County News at 1364 North Railroad Ave, Chipley or Holmes County Times-Advertiser at 112 Eat Virginia Ave. in Bonifay. Wanda Lillian Cook, 72, of Bonifay died on Dec. 20, 2013. Funeral services were held on Dec. 22, 2013, Interment followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Sims Funeral Home is directing.Wanda L. CookCellie Yvonne Perez, 66, of Ebro, died Dec. 22, 2013. Funeral services were held, Dec. 27, 2013 interment followed in the Ebro Community Cemetery. Peel Funeral Home directing. Cellie Y. PerezCatherine L. (Swingley) Mathis, 78, passed from this life Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Plant City, on April 9, 1935, to Clenton D. and Catherine E. (Duncan) Swingley. Mathis worked in the lunchroom at the Washington County Schools and was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church. She was lived her since 1972 coming from Fort Lauderdale. Mathis is survived by her husband of 60 years, Bill Mathis of Vernon; one son, Craig Mathis and wife Hyphen of Lakeland; two daughters, Jodi Reeves and husband Michael of Kentucky and Diana Zaiter and husband Bakhos of St. Augustine; one sister, Frances Hill of Bradenton; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at New Hope Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Mathis and the Rev. James Brooks ofciating. Memorialization was by cremation. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.Catherine L. MathisMr. Fred Howard Pete McGowan, age 81, of Bonifay, passed away Dec. 20, 2013 at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Ala. He was born April 13, 1932 in Bartow. Mr. McGowan was the owner of Freds Auto and McGowan Enterprises. He served in the Korean War. Mr. McGowan was preceded in death by his father, Ralph McGowan; his mother, Esther Thames Harris and a brother, Clifton McGowan. Mr. McGowan is survived by his wife, Amy Collins McGowan of Bonifay; a daughter, Lisa Martin of Cataula, Ga.; a son, Frederick McGowan and wife Kazuko of Cataula, Ga.; a grandson, Wade McGowan and a sister, Betty Treadwell of Jacksonville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at New Zion Baptist Church with interment in the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, Fla., directing.Fred H. McGowanMrs. Garnet Evaline Raypole, 83 of Lake Worth, formerly of Bonifay, died on Thursday, Dec, 19, 2013, at her residence in Lake Worth. Born Monday, June 9, 1930, in Chillicothe, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Pearl Farnham and the late Sarah Green Farnham. Surviving are sons, Jerald Eugene Raypole of Greenville, S.C., Robert Norman Raypole of Ft. Lauderdale, David Lee Raypole of Green Acre and Ricky Raypole of Copperas Cove, Texas; daughters, Pamela Casteen of Covington, Ga., and Sharon Kay Thomas of Waynesboro, Tenn.; sister, Vivian Pearl Conley of Leesburg; 13 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Bonifay Cemetery with the Rev. Shelly Chandler ofciating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.Garnet E. Raypole Obituaries Library hoursWausau Library Mon.: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Tue.: 1 6 p.m. Wed.: Closed Thur.: 1 6 p.m. Fri.: Closed Sat.: Closed Sun.: Closed Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Mon.: Closed Tue.: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Wed.: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Thur.: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Fri.: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat.: 8 a.m. noon Sun.: Closed Washington County Library (Chipley) Mon.: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Tue.: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Wed.: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Thur.: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Fri.: 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Sat.: Closed Sun.: Closed Vernon Library Mon.: Closed Tue.: 1 6 p.m. Wed.: 1 6 p.m. Thur.: Closed Fri.: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Sat.: Closed Sun.: Closed Sunny Hills Library Mon.: 1 6 p.m. Tue.: Closed Wed.: 1 6 p.m. Thur.: Closed Fri.: Closed Sat.: Closed Sun.: ClosedMONDAY10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. 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 (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach ofce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.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. noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. 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. noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. 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 6386217. 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 a.m. 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m.: Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; 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 first Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets first Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177AFRIDAY6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper 4th Friday of every month January September. 6 8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more information call 638-6216 6 8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a gettogether for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Methodist Youth Center in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church.SATURDAY9 a.m. 1 p.m.: The 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 10 a.m.: 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. 12 p.m.: Childrens education day 4th Saturday of every month 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. UploadyourLegacyguestbookphotosnowforFREE!Withyourpaidobituary,familyandfriendswillnow haveunlimitedaccesstouploadedphotosfreeofcharge. FindObituaries. ShareCondolences. Inpartnershipwith. Findobituaries,sharecondolencesand celebratealifeat or Community calendarCALENDAR
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Zion Independent Baptist Church in Esto. The concert is free and the group will surely bless your heart. There will be a love offering and everyone is invited to worship and fellowship with us. The church is located at 3205 Highway 2 in Esto. For more information call Chris Smith at 7680843 or email mtzionindp@ gmail.com. 11TH HOUR11th Hour to perform in EstoThe Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage does not allow any pets in our domicile. Something about cleaning up their mess and eas and other things that I cannot recall. When our last child moved out of the house so did all pets. They are now just fond memories, at least on my side. So no pets are roaming around our house but I do have a variety of pet peeves. My wife graciously allows me to keep my pet peeves as long as I keep them to myself and that they do not mess up the house. For the most part, I try to do that, but occasionally one of my pets escapes from its pen. A pet peeve that recently escaped from its cage is, people taking something out of context to prove their point. You can make anything say and mean anything you want it to say or mean. The politicians have perfected this art and I think it ought to remain within the con nes of Washington DC. It always amazes me that politicians can virtually say the same thing to different crowds and have it mean different things to separate crowds. Nobody can twist and turn words like professional politician. Just think what these politicians could do if they put this great talent to bene t the people of the United States who elected them. Getting back to my pet peeve. Perhaps a few examples might help explain what I am talking about. In Pennsylvania, we have a saying that if you do not hear the whole thing you might just misunderstand what it is about and jump to the wrong conclusion. The saying goes like this, Throw Papa down the stairs... and if you stop here, Papa may go tumbling down the stairs. However, it is the end of that saying that changes the whole meaning of that phrase, ... his hat. If you focus on the rst part of the phrase, you completely misunderstand what it is all about and poor old Papa will suffer the consequences. I wonder how many people have been thrown down the stairs because somebody just heard part of what was actually said. Another one has to do with my wife. We have been married for over 40 years and get along famously but every now and then she will say, Who do you think you are? The rst time I heard this I was rather stunned. If I would take that question by itself and divorce it from its context, I might ounder in the sea of despondency. After all, if my wife of 40 something years does not know who I am, something is amiss. Perhaps, after all these years, she is losing it, whatever it is. On the other hand, after all these years she still cannot gure me out. I nd that rather silly myself. I am a rather simple person. My wife has a different name for it, she calls it simpleton but it means the same, I think. I distinctly remember one time when she asked this question she caught me off guard and I reintroduced myself to her. Let me just say, I will never make that mistake again. Every so often, she will say in a voice loud enough for everybody in the house to hear, Somebody in this house is getting to be very messy. The rst time I heard this I went through the house looking for that somebody not knowing that it was me. At least I am somebody in this house, which is better than, Who do you think you are? It is important to put everything together and in context. Perhaps the most ridiculous example of this is people quoting the Bible. It always amazes me that those who claim the Bible is not really true, always cite the Bible to prove their point. Those who pick out fragments of the Bible to prove their point are rather pathetic. Who has not heard somebody quote Matthew 7:1? Judge not, that ye be not judged. From that, they conclude that Jesus does not want us to judge anybody for anything. If they took the pains to read a few more verses they would nd out that they are completely misunderstanding what Jesus is talking about. I have yet to hear somebody pull out Hebrews 12:6, For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. It sort of sounds like judging to me. If somebody wants to excuse something they are doing, they will invariably pull some phrase out of the Bible, always out of context, and hide behind it. It would be like a two hundred pound man hiding behind a golf club thinking nobody can see him. When our grandchildren were younger, they thought if they closed their eyes, we could not see them. Just because they could not see did not mean we could not see. That is okay for small children but when it comes into adulthood, it is quite silly. Jesus also said, Thou hypocrite, rst cast out the beam out of thine own eyes; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye (Matthew 7:5). I have read my Bible over one hundred times throughout my life and I have learned one basic truth that goes along with this. True love always judges without being judgmental. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att. net. His web site is www. jamessnyderministries. com. DR. JAMES L. SNYDEROut to PastorTo judge or not to judge that is the dilemmaCARYVILLE - Caryville Baptist Church will be holding a Blue Grass Jam at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan 3. Come and enjoy picking, singing, food and fellowship. Chili and soup will be served. The church is located at 4217 Old Bonifay Road in Caryville.Caryville Baptist Blue Grass Jam
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A9By KATIE TAMMEN315-4440 | @KatieTnwfdn email@example.com Inri Fales has begun a new chapter. After seeing her high school years dened by tragedy, the 19year-old has found a brighter picture in college. With one semester at the University of Central Florida under her belt, Inri nally lives in a house with three girls that doesnt face foreclosure or a sudden loss of its utilities. She is living on her own terms. I like it (in Orlando), Inri said in a telephone interview. Id like it a little bit better if I had more time and money, she added with a laugh. Since August, shes focused on classes in chemistry, biology, English and trigonometry. She postponed getting a job while she acclimated to her new life, but plans to look for one next semester. She made it through the rst one with help from a Bright Futures Scholarship, a Pell Grant and occasional help from her boyfriend. I think I needed that semester to get used to college and everything, Inri said. After her brother committed suicide, her father died from cancer and her mother up and left, Inri was left with a home in Crestview and no way to pay the bills. The house was foreclosed after she left for UCF with her collections, furniture and memories inside. Shes at peace with that. Theres not really a great attachment to those things anymore, Inri said. Shes spending Christmas with her boyfriends family, who are caring for her cats and dog until she gets a place where she can have them with her. For now, her love of animals is satised with a bunny her boyfriend got her. She named it Batman. Inri had a quiet realization one recent night as she watched television with her boyfriend and Batman hopped around the room. I was happy. ORLANDO (AP) Central Florida will embark this spring on one of its largest mass transportation experiments when service begins on the rst 32-mile phase of the $1.2 billion SunRail commuter train, an effort to ease nightmarish trafc and protect the regions long-term economic health. Currently, tens of thousands of commuters and tourists cram a few main highways and roads in the popular, fast-growing area. The rst phase 12 stations from Debary in Volusia County through downtown Orlando to Sand Lake Road in Orange County will be the ultimate viability test case for an area that never before has had this kind of transportation alternative. And with promised federal money for the second phase suspended in Washington budget limbo, the success or failure of SunRails initial stage will garner an even brighter spotlight. This is a dramatic evolution step for Central Florida. Its the rst time were building a xed transit system a regional one with the ability of being able to connect into high-speed (rail), said U.S. Rep. John Mica, a Republican from Winter Park and a member of the House Transportation Committee. Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected more than $2 billion in federal high-speed rail funding in 2011 that would have connected Tampa and Orlando. But after some hesitation, he eventually approved a deal that opened construction for SunRail after being sold on its jobs creation benets and potential to reduce congestion on Interstate 4, the regions main east-west highway. But now federal budget cuts have cast at least some doubt on whether another $80 million in funding will be there for the ontime construction of Phase 2, which will extend the rail line farther north into Volusia County and south into Osceola County. When completed, it would stretch the rail to 17 stations and 62 miles. Construction for the next phase was scheduled to begin next summer, but there are no guarantees SunRail will be included in the 2014 federal transportation budget. Its caused lobbying efforts to intensify locally and in Washington, with opinions differing about what will happen. I know a lot of local business leaders went to D.C. to make the point about trying to make sure to continue to help build it, and get the momentum going, Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said. I think ultimately thats needed. We need that federal budget certainty ... and I know everybody is working hard to get there.U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Democrat who serves alongside Mica on the transportation committee, said last month that not having a 2014 transportation budget and the potential for an additional $100 million in cuts next year has brought a high level of uncertainty and a limitation on the ability to fund new transit projects.But she added she had spoken to Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff about SunRails importance and also would reach out to President Barack Obama.Mica said Phase 2 will have the systems highest ridership, according to projections, and he expects the expansion will be looked upon favorably with Phase 1 almost complete. I hope its in the presidents budget. If not, there are alternatives ... to continue the work, he said. Mica said one of those is spreading the project out over the next two scal years, although that could affect construction plans. Either way, he said, he believes it will move forward. Optimism also runs high in the affected communities, where growth makes alternative transportation attractive. MetroPlan Orlando, a regional planning organization, projects that the three-county metro area of Orange, Seminole and Osceola will grow more than 70 percent by 2030. Using the 2012 census estimate of 2.1 million people, that would mean an increase to more than 3.5 million. Also, according to census data, over the past 12 years the largest population growth in Central Florida has been in Sanford, Winter Garden, south Orlando and Kissimmee.While the 18to 35-yearold demographic is migrating toward urban city centers, there are segments working and residing in surrounding counties. Its why convincing a chunk of that group to ride SunRail during the initial rollout has been a focus. Seminole County Commission chairman Bob Dallari called SunRail a game changer. SunRail is getting attention from a lot of folks, he said. And the younger population wants to be able to live places where they dont have to be dependent upon automobiles. Since 2012, the state transportation department has been having lunch and learn sessions to reach out to businesses to tap those prospective riders. The Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce also got a grant to promote the train and explain why employers should encourage their workers to ride it. There also has been a push to bring retail and residential options close to stations. Prasad said 15 projects are within a 10-minute walk of the initial stations with a close to $800 million construction value. He said that included about 3,700 new residential units around the stations and new hotel projects. Its the perfect scenario for SunRail to have a chance, Prasad said. Some residents along the initial route have concerns, though. Christine Watkins, 63 and president of the South Seminole Community Association for Progress, resides in a predominantly black community in East Altamonte, about 2 miles from the SunRail station there. She said that while many in her neighborhood welcome new, accessible alternatives for those who are without transportation, some have concerns. The loudest are from residents who fear they eventually could be encouraged to move to other areas to make way for development near the station. That happened in the historically black Hannibal Square district in Winter Park years ago. We dont want that to happen here, she said.Dallari said those concerns in Seminole havent been ignored the county commissioners paid for a study to look at the kind of projects that could go up without displacing many people. Still, Watkins plans to ride. Personally, Im excited about it because of the great location I am in, and I plan to live here for the duration, she said. You name it, were right there in the middle of it. Ive had some other people in my age group who are saying as long as our taxes arent through the roof, were for it. Wealsotakecareof (850)638-5885 MostVehicles Upto5qts. syntheticblend MostVehicles $1995 Central Floridas SunRail train gets ready to rollAPConstruction workers make progress on the SunRail station in October as an Amtrak train stops at the next door Amtrak station to pick up passengers in Winter Park. The SunRail train begins taking its rst passengers in May for the initial phase of the project. Crestview teen has a new life in college Budget cuts could slow later expansion FILE PHOTO | Daily NewsInri Fales is seen with her bunny, Batman. She attends the University of Central Florida in Orlando. At right, Fales is pictured with her dog in Crestview earlier this year.
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