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50 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 By RANDAL SEYLER638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com CHIPLEY Washington County Clerk of Courts Linda Cook retired last week because of health concerns, and her interim replacement, Harold Bazzel, has taken reins of the office until a new clerk can be elected in Novembers General Election. Bazzel, the former Bay County Clerk of Courts, took the oath of office on Thursday. Bazzel served as Bay Countys clerk of courts for 28 years and begins serving this week at the Washington County Annex, where the courthouse employees have been relocated because of mold and structural issues with the courthouse building. Cook has served in the county office since the mid1980s, beginning as a deputy clerk and being elected clerk of courts in 1996. The county had a retirement reception for Cook on Dec. 20, and numerous friends and officials were on hand to wish her well. Cook began her career in the clerk of courts office in 1984, serving in the traffic department, back when everything was entered manually into docket books. The first computers came into the office in 1985, and the staff was so proud of this accomplishment. We thought we were really special to have computers in our small Washington County, Cook said in 2012. Cook was elected to the top job in 1996 and assumed the role of clerk of courts in January 1997. Since that date, a lot of changes have occurred, she said. Cook From Staff ReportsCHIPLEY Washington County sheriffs deputies are seeking three suspects in connection with a robbery in Vernon. At about 8:48 p.m. Dec. 30, the Washington County Sheriffs Of ce received a call in reference to an armed robbery at the Vernon Express Store. Three suspects entered the store parking lot in a dark-colored four-door car. Two women exited the vehicle and proceeded to the store. A third, unidenti ed suspect remained in the vehicle as the getaway driver, according to police. Both females were observed wearing black pants, black gloves and black hoodies. After entering the store, one of the suspects pointed a revolver-type handgun at the store clerk. The women took an undetermined amount of cash from the store, then left the store and entered the waiting vehicle. The vehicle left heading south on State Road 79, according to police. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for this armed robbery. If you have any information on the identity of these suspects, contact WCSO. You can make an anonymous report to WCSO by calling 638-TIPS (8477) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. FILE PHOTOLinda Hayes Cook, left, is sworn in to the of ce of clerk of the circuit court on Jan. 19, 2013, by County Judge Colby Peel. Her brother, Harvey Hayes, held the Bible for Cook. Cook retired from her of ce last week because of health reasons. INSIDEFor more on Linda Cooks retirement, see Perrys Prattle on Page A4.Cook retires as clerk of courtsWednesday, JANUARY 8 2014Volume 90, Number 77Police seek robbery suspectsSPECIAL TO THE NEWSPolice are seeking information on two women who robbed the Vernon Express Store on Dec. 30. See COOK A2Town receives Lifetime CBI designation, A3 INDEXOpinion ................................A4 Society .................................A6 Obituaries ............................A7 Faith ....................................A8 Classi eds ..........................A11 PLCS sets meetingsMARIANNA The Panhandle Public Library Cooperative System will have KOHA training in Blountstown from Jan. 13-15. The cooperative will have its library directors meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 16, and the monthly board meeting will be at 4 p.m. Jan. 21. The cooperative serves libraries in Washington, Holmes, Calhoun and Jackson counties.Prom and Bridal ExpoCHIPLEY The Chipley Womens Club will sponsor the fth annual Prom and Bridal Expo from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Washington County ag center. Admission is free. For more information, call 260-5896.Chipley baseball, softball sign-upsCHIPLEY The city of Chipley is having baseball and softball sign-ups for youth 4 to 14 years old. Sign up at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration is $42 before Jan 17 and $51 after. 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 palspark@cityofchipley. com.Dwayne Langston returns to Gilleys Family OpryBy CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com VERNON Local singer and songwriter Dwayne Langston is returning to the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Gilleys Family Opry in Vernon. My love of music started at age 6, singing old folk songs with his family around the river house replace, Langston said. As an Air Force brat, me and my two brothers learned to play the guitar in Germany. In England, we started a trio and were soon winning talent contests on base. When he returned to the United States, he began performing with numerous bands throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Making an album of original music has always been a dream of mine, and with the release of this album (Someplace Id Rather Be), that dream See LANGSTON A2 RANDAL SEYLER | The News Temperatures fell into the teens Monday night as Washington County got a blast of arctic weather this week. Schools were closed in Holmes County because of the low temperatures, but Washington County students were still out on their holiday break when the mercury dropped. The record low temperatures are expected to be gone by the weekend. BABY, ITS COLD OUTSIDE! Phone: 850-638-0212 Website: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601
LocalA2 | Washington County News Wednesday, January 8, 2014 By JACQUELINE BOSTICK747-5081 | @PCNHJBostick firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland joined area residents and about 2.1 million people across the country that received health care benets Wednesday. And like some who joined the federal program, Southerland said he experienced the programs problems. Our co-payments went up, and our premiums went up, said Southerland, R-Panama City. I feel very strongly that you receive greater value for something when you receive greater choice. As mandated by federal law under the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, members of Congress, along with the uninsured and people who wanted to switch to different plans, had to register at the federal exchange website by the Dec. 24 deadline to receive benets Jan. 1. Congress members had to choose from gold plans only, Southerland said. To buy a plan comparable to the family plan he had previously, hell have to pay an extra $580 a month. Southerland, a vocal critic of the law since he rst campaigned for the Congressional seat, again slammed the Obama administration for requiring the rest of America to enroll at the marketplace to receive health care services. Presidential appointees, members of the executive branch and federal employees were not mandated to enroll. I believe thats hypocritical, Southerland said. I believe if youre going to create a law thats going to change and create havoc on the majority of America, I believe that there should not be any ruling class that that law does not apply to. Southerland chose to have all of his staff go into the exchange, although the law does not require them to. Another one of his concerns is the safety of private information on the online exchange, which has produced months of glitches that have resulted in erroneous enrollment. Theyll tell us how many people registered, but registering does not guarantee you have coverage, he said. He was referring to erroneous sign-ups called orphans and ghosts by insurers. An Associated Press report last week described orphans as signups that are recorded in the governments record but do not appear in insurer systems. Ghosts are customers insurers have record of but dont appear in the governments computer systems. Either way, a person who has enrolled could be turned away for not having proof of health insurance. The last days of December saw almost doubled enrollment at the online federal marketplace, healthcare.gov, according to a Healthcare.gov news release. More than 975,000 people enrolled in December alone. Im terribly concerned of the stories were going to hear in the coming days, in the coming weeks of people that went in and believe they have health coverage, he said, and if they go into an emergency room, only to nd out that they were mistaken.At the doctorWith more people signed up for health insurance under the federal system, it seemed medical ofces wouldve been bustling last week with crowds of sick people taking advantage of much-needed benets. But that wasnt the case. At the moment, its too soon to analyze it, said Saroj Wadhera, ofce coordinator at Forest Park Medical Clinic on 23rd Street. It should at least be within the next one week that we see some movement. About 38,000 area residents are estimated to be eligible to enroll and receive federal subsidies through the federal marketplace, according to Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System. The hospital will host its second Obamacare seminar at 6 p.m. today at the hospitals auditorium, at the corner of Sixth Street and Bonita Avenue. Wadhera is optimistic about the health care law and anticipates an inux of newly insured clients. I feel that theres going to be a lot of movement because the people who werent insured are going to be looking for providers, and internal medicine is the rst place theyll have to start, she said. Jean Fernandez, manager at Womens Imaging Center on 23rd Street, said her clients are majority Medicare recipients; therefore, a surge in newly insured clientele wasnt expected. However, she said, in two or three months, it may be different. Kendall Bennett said more calls than usual came in just before the New Year holiday. Maybe its just coincidence, said Bennett, administrative assistant at the family practitioner ofce of Dr. Tim Smith on Doctors Drive. It just seemed that it was more than usual; people wanted to secure a doctor. FloridaSmallBusiness DevelopmentCenterLearnhowour300plusyearsofindustry experiencecanbenetyourbusiness.IntheAdvancedTechnologyCenter,Suite107 Visitnorthoridabiz.com orcall850.747.3204 Wealsotakecareof (850)638-5885 MostVehicles Upto5qts. syntheticblend MostVehicles $1995 Special to the NewsCHIPLEY The Spanish Trail Playhouse, Washington Countys only all-volunteer community theater, will have its annual meeting Jan. 20 at the playhouse, 680 Second St. The ofcial meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and includes recognition of outstanding contributions during the 2013 season. Season 7 productions, Alone Together, Honky Tonk Angels and Rumors, will ofcially be announced. The Spanish Trail Playhouse Sponsorship drive is underway and will continue until March 1. The end-of-year treasurers report will be given by Treasurer Patsy Lawson, and numerous reports from committee directors also will be presented. The Spanish Trail Playhouse Board of Directors encourages all sponsors and community members to attend this meeting. The annual meeting is open to the public and serves as a good opportunity to receive further information about the playhouse and its endeavors. If you have any questions or if you are interested in information on how to become a sponsor, season ticket holder or volunteer, call the business ofce at 638-9113, or email email@example.com. Spanish Trail Playhouse annual meeting Jan. 20Im terribly concerned of the stories were going to hear in the coming days, in the coming weeks of people that went in and believe they have health coverage, and if they go into an emergency room, only to nd out that they were mistaken.U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland WANT TO GO?What: Affordable Care Act seminar When: 6 p.m. today Where: Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System auditorium, Sixth Street and Bonita Avenue, Panama City (inside the Medical Ofce Building ) Why: To get answers about Affordable Care Act and to enroll Details: Call 747-6188 for reservationsand her staff worked diligently over the years to keep up with the changing technology to provide the public with an office of which they could be proud. During the retirement reception on Dec. 20, County Commissioner Charles Brock spoke of Cooks dedication to the job during some trying times and thanked her warmly for her many years of service to Washington County. In all my working endeavors, I have tried to give my all to my job. Cook said. It isnt fair to my loyal staff of ladies and it isnt fair to the public who elected me as clerk to try to carry on when I know that I cannot give it my all, she said. COOK from page A1 SteTEVeE SoutOUTHeERlanLAND Southerland signs up, bemoans Obamacare ON THE WEBFor more information on Langston visit http://tatemusicgroup.com/ epk/?id20102&pagehome.Special PECIAL toTO Hali ALI Fa A X Me E Dia IADwayne Langstons performs at Gilleys Family Opry in Vernon in June 2013. becomes a reality, Langston said. Langston is from DeFuniak Springs and said he was inspired to become a singer by Johnny Cash. The rst song I really learned to play was A Boy Named Sue by Johnny Cash when I was about 10 or 11 years old, he said. When we were in England, I was able to see Johnny Cash in person at the Royal Hall in London. He has been the biggest inuence in my life. Langston has an album available called Someplace Id Rather Be, which includes eight of his most known songs Cant Stay Away from Your Love, Leaving on Your Mind, Someplace Id Rather Be, Nothing Left Between Us, Shes Got That Look in Her Eyes, I Could Get Used to This and Tomorrows Monday. Someplace Id Rather Be is a compilation of original country ballads combined with a heavy dose of honky tonk country, Langston said. It contains songs that can make you think of yesterday and then bring you back home with a foot-stomping country rocker. Gilleys Family Opry is one of his favorite spots to visit as well as perform, he said. It is a nice little club, Langston said. They are very professional, and they treat me well. I love their band, and its visited by the most talented steel guitar player Ive ever seen, Jimmy Powell. LANGSTON from page A1
LocalWashington County News | A3Wednesday, January 8, 2014 From Staff ReportsPOPLAR SPRINGS The Holmes County Sheriffs Ofce reported the arrest of Zachary Maize Andrews, 25, of Bonifay after a high speed chase on Jan. 5. According to the report, the Jackson County Sheriffs Ofce initiated a trafc stop on a white Ford Mustang near Graceville on the evening of Jan. 5, and the driver refused to stop, attempting to elude the deputy for several miles, eventually entering Holmes County in the Poplar Springs community. After the vehicle became disabled on North Holmes Creek Road, the driver, Andrews, ed on foot, but was captured by the Jackson County Deputy after a short foot pursuit, according to the report. Deputies then located methamphetamine in Andrews vehicle, and Andrews was placed in the rear of a Holmes County patrol car, according to the report. Moments later, deputies discovered that Andrews had escaped from the rear of the patrol car, and deputies from Holmes and Jackson County, along with the Graceville Police Department and t he Florida Department of Corrections, spent the next several hours searching the area for him to no avail, according to the report. At 11:15 p.m., however, a 9 11 call was received from a residence on North Holmes Creek Road regarding a burglary. The victims had awakened to the sound of Andrews entering the residence through a window, and the homeowner retrieved his rearm and confronted Andrews, according to the report. Andrews then grabbed the keys to the homeowners GMC 2500 pickup truck and ed with the vehicle, according to the report. A short while later, the Graceville Police Department located the stolen pickup and tried to conduct a felony stop when the Andrews backed the pickup into the patrol car, disabling it, then forcing another patrol car into the ditch, according to the report. With the help of an onboard tracking system, the pickup was located a short while later just north of Bonifay, and a Bonifay police ofcer then located the vehicle; however, Andrews once again ed in the pickup. According to the report, after a short pursuit, the suspect crashed through a fence, traveled through a pasture and crashed into a pond. The Bonifay ofcer, in an effort to avoid the pickup, ran his patrol car into the ditch and crashed his vehicle. Andrews then ed into the woods. After an extensive search, Andrews was located several hundred yards away hiding in a swamp. Also, while responding to assist the Bonifay ofcer, a deputy from the Holmes County Sheriffs Ofce was traveling westbound on State Road 2 when her vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into the woods, according to the report. Both ofcers were treated and released for their injuries. Andrews is being charged with escape, burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft auto and remains in the Holmes County Jail awaiting First Appearance, with charges pending in Jackson County, according to the report. Sheriff Tim Brown would like to thank the Jackson County Sheriffs Ofce, Washington County Sheriffs Ofce, Bonifay Police Department, Graceville Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol and Holmes Correction Institution K-9 team for their assistance. FREE HearingScreeningsavailablecallnow! Nooneelseoffersamorecomprehensiveplan FREEannualhearingexamsat1,500locations Outstandingproductwarranties Satisfactionguaranteed Understandspeech,eveninnoisysurroundings Small-to-invisiblestyles Exclusive2.4GHzwirelessstreamingtechnology SmartRemoteappletsyoudiscreetlycontrol hearingaidswithaniPhoneorAndroidphone Qualiedparticipantsareneededtotryour newesthearingtechnology. Paymentplansavailablefrom$24/month. 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Town, a business intermediary with Business Evaluation & Appraisal Inc. of Chipley, has received the prestigious International Business Broker Associations Lifetime Certied Business Intermediary (Lifetime CBI) designation. Town is one of very few brokers in Florida to hold the CBI designation. I am honored to be one of a small number of business intermediaries who hold this certication, he said. It assures my clients that they are dealing with a professional who is knowledgeable about business sales and has their best interests in mind. Town formed Business Evaluation & Appraisal Inc. in 2002 in Florida to be operated in conjunction with his practice in Atlanta through Prime Business Investments Inc., where he had been a business intermediary since 1992. The focus for BEA has been more on valuation work, and the rm has performed hundreds of business evaluations. Town has been involved as an intermediary in more than 500 transactions. Additionally, the rm conducts commercial real estate brokerage and development activities through a wholly owned subsidiary, Commercial Property Investments, in Florida and Georgia. Town has been a member of IBBA since 1997 and a CBI since 1998. Previously he was awarded the Fellow of the IBBA designation in 2007, recognizing signicant service to IBBA in a variety of positions. To earn the designation, Town had to meet the following requirements in: Knowledge: A Lifetime CBI must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development through continuing education and recertication over the course of 10 years or more. Experience: A Lifetime CBI must demonstrate competence in the application of knowledge gained through practical experience with a combined minimum of 15 years experience and membership in the IBBA. A Lifetime CBI must have also reached the distinguished age of 70. Ethics: A Lifetime CBI thoroughly understands the IBBAs Code of Ethics and applies this code to his or her business practices. It is quite an achievement to receive this lifetime designation, said George Lanza, chairman of the IBBA. It signies that Town is an accomplished business intermediary who has provided his clients with the highest standards of professional service for many years. Fil IL E pP Hoto OTO James Town, left, shakes hands with Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett upon Towns retirement from the Tourist Development Council in January 2013. Town recently was designated a Lifetime Certied Business Intermediary by the International Business Broker Association.Town receives Lifetime CBI designation ZaACHarAR Y AnNDrREWsSPolice: Bonifay man arrested after escape, car chase
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION email@example.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION 850-638-0212 clamb@ chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING Stephanie Smith: ssmith@ chipleypaper. com 850-638-0212 Our VIEW Rethinking MedicaidIf the Florida Legislature reconsiders accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage in the state, lawmakers would be wise to look to Oregon for the answer: A resounding no. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott endorsed expanding medical insurance for the poor and disabled under a provision of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) whereby Washington promised to pay 100 percent of the costs for new Medicaid recipients for the rst three years before gradually reducing that coverage to 90 percent of the costs annually. However, the issue died in the Legislature when the House and Senate failed to agree on how to expand coverage for the needy and whether to accept federal money to pay for it. Speaker Will Weatherford was adamantly opposed to the federal solution. Florida is one of 25 states that have refused to participate in the Medicaid expansion. Democrats have vowed to revive the matter during this years regular session, although Scott, facing a tough re-election battle, has gone wishy-washy on it. Meanwhile, in the wake of the tumultuous rollout of Obamacare, Senate President Don Gaetz now says Weatherford was right not to order the health care mystery meat from the federal cafeteria. Indeed, the Obama administrations repeated backtracking on the ACAs implementation, such as delaying mandates and other rules in the face of public complaints, bolsters fears that it might not live up to its funding promises on Medicaid expansion if the political waters turn choppy. That would leave states picking up a larger share of the check when most already are busting their budgets on the program. Uncertainty over future costs only grew last week when results of a major study in Oregon, published in the journal Science, indicated that contrary to widespread belief, when people receive health insurance they use hospital emergency rooms more, not less, than the uninsured. The New York Times reported, The pattern was so strong that it held true across most demographic groups, times of day and types of visits, including those for conditions that were treatable in primary care settings. That undercuts a major rationale for Obamacare, which is to insure people so they dont rely on costly ER visits. In 2009, for example, Health and Human Services Linda Hayes Cook retired as the Clerk of Court of Washington County on Dec. 31, 2013, a decision she made only one month earlier, and one brought about on what she attributed to medical issues. This lady came to work in the Clerks Of ce in the mid 1980s as Deputy Clerk to the elected clerk, Travis W. Pitts. She remained in the position through the tenure of elected clerk, Earnestine Mainer Miller, who retired in 1996. Linda announced her intention to seek the job when Earnestine revealed her plans to retire at the end of her term. The new clerk won the election handily in a contested race in the fall of 1996, beginning her rst term in January 1997. She has won all ensuing elections since. Before the last contested campaign, this lady was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent treatments. She responded well and was able to work full time with little dif culty. During 2013, the demon cancer raised its ugly head once again. The necessary treatments caused Linda to reduce her work schedule far beyond what her determination and commitment to what the job required and ultimately the decision came to retire. At her retirement reception in the County Commission room of the Courthouse Annex on Dec. 20, she directed an informal, but impressive ceremony in which she bravely explained her medical maladies. She warmly thanked her staff of deputy clerks, whom she described as her Ladies, who have faithfully stood by her in this dif cult time. Upon asking for comments from others, glowing accolades were delivered by County Commissioner Charles Brock, who spoke of her loyalty to the job during some trying times and thanked her warmly for her many years of service to Washington County. James W. Bill Lee, who is married to Lindas niece, Mike Hayes Lee, expressed the familys love and appreciation to Linda and congratulated her on reaching retirement. As the program progressed, others spoke including your writer, Deputy Clerk Lora Bell, County Judge Colby Peel, County Administrator David Corbin and was nalized with glowing comments from fellow Jackson County Clerk of the Court, Dale Rabon Guthrie, whose tenure of service in Jackson County parallels that of Linda in Washington County. The retiring clerk then thanked everyone for coming and called upon her brother, Harvey Hayes, to deliver the prayer of thanksgiving for the event and for the food. She then instructed her brother, Frances Hayes and wife, Juanita, to lead the line to the table lled with refreshments as she invited all to partake. Linda Hayes Cook was born June 19, 1941, in Washington County to Oscar Hayes and Thelma Brock Hayes. In addition to the two brothers names above, she has one sister, Pat Hayes Kirkland and a deceased brother, Marcus. She married Walter T. (Sonny) Cook, Jr. and their PERRYS PRATTLEPerry Wells SPECIAL TO THE NEWSCandidate Linda Hayes Cook in an early brochure as candidate Linda Hayes Cook.Linda Cook retires from Clerk of Court of ce While discussing watching the Rose Bowl Parade on the big screen TV (which we dont have), the subject came up of attending movies at the drive-in. Friend Paula Waters remembered going as a child both in Michigan and in Orlando, where its drive-in had a childrens playground featuring a kiddie-sized train. At dusk when the movie started, the playground closed, and the kids had to go sit in the car with their parents. When we were growing up we had no drive-in movie theater here. However, we did have a theater where the HRS is now located. Thats where people of my generation went on a Saturday night date. It is also where town kids went for the Saturday matinee. They could spend an afternoon watching the serial, a cartoon, a newsreel and the feature movie for 10 cents. What a bargain. Who could ask for a cheaper babysitter? Most kids in those days had chores, though, so they had to get them done in the morning before they could spend the afternoon at the show. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Brannon (Joyce) moved to Bonifay from Hartford, Ala., in 1948 to operate the Bonifay Theater where for 25 cents a moviegoer could get a soft drink, a bag of popcorn and a candy bar. In 1982, her father, Al Saunders, built Als Drive in two miles west of Bonifay, and the Dewey Brannon family, which included son Lee and daughter Brenda, operated the drive-in. Youngest son Mitchell was too young to help run the business. Mr. Brannon and Lee took turns running the projector, while Mrs. Brannon and Brenda took care of the concession stand and other responsibilities. They developed a reputation for the best hot dogs and chili dogs and some people came out to the concession stands just to get a hot dog. Either Mr. or Mrs. Brannon would make the chili, which went on the dogs. Later when they enlarged the concession stand to include a screened in place for people to sit down and eat, they built an apartment, and the Ira Jordan family lived there and helped run the establishment. Mrs. Brannons brother, Al Saunders Jr., also worked with them for a time at the drive in. Daughter Brenda had helped her dad set out the pine trees that would provide a screen from the road and the movie screen. She cried when she learned that the movies would only be seen at night, and she would not be allowed to go. She later learned that she would see all of the drive in movies that she cared to see. Mrs. Brannon couldnt remember what the admission to the show was, but it was by individual, not by the car. Some people would hide in the trunk until the admission price was taken; then they would crawl out and sit in the car after it was parked. For a short time, Bonifay also had a drivein theater on Highway 79 north of town owned by Sam Messer. Since it was near Mt. Olive Church, I talked to Carolyn Phillips Cooley to see what she remembered about it. She said that her dad would not allow them to go, but on Sunday nights from their classroom at church theyd try their hardest to see what was playing on the screen. She referred me to Paul Steverson, who grew up nearby and married Judy McDanniel, whose family lived across the highway from Sams drive-in. Paul said he was about 12 or 13 while that establishment was in operation. He would spend the nights with his grandmother, Mrs. Della Steverson, who lived across the swamp from the theater. Hed sneak out and find a log he could cross and go over and stand near a speaker and watch the movie. Judy said her parents didnt allow her to go. Later in high school, Paul got to be a school crossing guard and wear a white belt and suspenders as he helped school kids get across Highway 79 (Waukesha Street) safely. He got to know Mr. Dewey Brannon then as he rewarded the school crossing guards by allowing them to attend a movie once a week free. He would then walk the three or four miles to his home up Highway 79. He said that he could take a wagon road short cut through the woods, and it was nothing for him to walk that far. The Starlight Drive-In near Chipley operated for several years, and we would sometimes go there. I remember taking our oldest child, Hiram, and leaving because the movie was too scary. Some scary voice was saying, Beware! Beware! The big green dragon sits on your doorstep. He eats little boys. Big fat snails and puppy dog tails. I have no idea if that was in the movie or a preview, but Hiram was afraid to sleep alone for a while. After television came to most homes, movie theaters and especially drive-ins went by the wayside, but they provided family friendly places for people to go. According to Mrs. Brannon many people told her they received their first kiss at Als Drive-In Theater.HAPPY CORNERHazel Wells Tison Who remembers going to drive-in movies?See PERRY A5 See VIEW A5
three children are Mary Pat Hartzog, Kent Hartzog and Tim Cook. The three grandchildren are Nicholas (Nick) Hartzog, Haley Hartzog and Triston Cook. This lady graduated from Chipley High School in 1959. Even though it was my privilege to work along with Linda in her years as Deputy Clerk in the Washington County Court system, never did I know of her many accomplishments and honors during high school, which reads like a Whos Who at Chipley High. PAW PRINTS, Chipley High Schools Year Book for 1959, pictures this young lady dressed out in her glamorous formal gown with the caption Miss Linda Hayes, Miss Chipley 1958! She was sponsored by the Chipley High School PTA and represented the town at the National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Ala., that year. Under her picture as a Senior, we learn that she was involved in Sports Club, Tri Hi Y, Beauty Review, Glee Club, FHA, Pep Club, Cheerleader, Student Council and Class Favorite during her high school years. Lindas senior picture is captioned As likeable as she is lookable. The traditional and comical Class Prophecy tribute for seniors has a mysterious Martian landing on the school campus, delivering the prophetic ten years later future for the following: Linda Hayes, Marilyn Usery, Mary Temples and Elaine En nger are secretaries to Roy Sasser, who is the richest man on the moon. Roy made his money by selling green cheese. Under the heading of Last Will and Testament is the following: I, Linda Hayes, will my title Miss Chipley of 1958 to my niece, Tammy Kirkland, for the year 1974. Another segment of Lindas 1959 Yearbook gives a history of the Class of 59. It closes with this statement: The 1959 Senior Class lived up to their motto: Forward ever Backward Never. Much to Lindas disappointment, the mold problem in the 86-year-old courthouse was recently con rmed and has required all personnel to vacate until the problem is resolved. Harold Bazzell, retired Clerk of Court from Bay County, has agreed to accept the interim appointment as Clerk, replacing Linda. We all know that she regrets having to leave the of ce in its physical upheaval with the emergency relocation. The Prattler joins the throngs of others who say thanks to this competent, friendly and committed lady for a job well done. I further commend her gallantry in doing just what the told the television news media regarding her decision: In all my working endeavors, I have tried to give my all to my job. She continued: It isnt fair to my loyal staff of ladies and it isnt fair to the public who elected me as clerk, to try to carry on when I know that I cannot give it my all. Congratulations to Linda Cook and Best Wishes to her in future life. See you all next week, hopefully with another retirement story. Tolearnhowyoucansupportour communitysuniversity,contact MaryBethLovingoodat(850)770-2108 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 LocalWashington County News | A5Wednesday, January 8, 2014By JACQUELINE BOSTICK747-5081 | @PCNHJBostick email@example.com WEWAHITCHKA An argument is brewing between groups that want Florida voters attention concerning medical marijuana. Theres tremendous medical hope here for a number of illness and we just want a right to vote on this, said Bob Sutton. The major issue here is to get it on the ballot and let the people of Florida decide. Sutton is a representative for United for Care, a campaign to get an amendment for the legalization of medical marijuana onto Novembers general election ballot in Florida. The group has collected close to 900,000 signatures, said Kim Russell, founder of People United for Medical Marijuana, the organization that runs the campaign and is responsible for authoring the amendment. The group is aiming for about 1 million signatures; at least 700,000 must be veri ed match registered voters signatures on le to qualify for the 2014 ballot. Sutton has collected less than 50 signatures over the past few months at his petition post at Wewa RV Park and Trading Post, 2481 State 71 North in Wewahitchka. Probably a hundred people have come to me interested in supporting legalizing medical marijuana, Sutton said, but, they dont want to sign the petition for fear the government will come on them. It may be fear of reprisal. He said he wishes individuals who believe in the cause of medical marijuana could see it as a democracy issue because everyone has a right to sign a petition. Opposition groups have a different opinion, particularly in regards to the language in the amendment. In written statements and a signed brief presented to the state Supreme Court in December, anti-petition groups picked apart the amendment calling it misleading in the hope that the court will not allow the initiative on the ballot. Calvina Faye, executive director at Save our Society from Drugs, was one of several antidrug groups to sign the brief. We believe that sick people deserve legitimate medicine, Fay said. This isnt about medicine; this is about legalization, period. Sheriff Grady Judd, president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, also signed the brief. There are loopholes big enough to sail aircraft carriers through the amendment, Judd said Saturday. It is being sold to the public as medical marijuana for those that are signi cantly, severely ill, that have end-of-life issues with health, but the way the proposed constitutional amendment is written, it would literally take in everyone. In the amendment, debilitating medical conditions includes Crohns disease, hepatitis C, several life-threatening diseases such as AIDS and cancer, and other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risk for a patient. Do you want your physician, your re ghters, police of cers, emergency medical services to have that kind of unfettered access to medical marijuana? Judd rhetorically asked. So, Thats why the Florida Sheriffs Association does not endorse medical marijuana. According to a poll by Quinnipiac University, Floridians want to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical conditions by an 82-16 margin. The ballot initiative must draw at least 60 percent support to pass. Ben Pollara, campaign manager at United for Care, points to the poll as evidence the public is ready for legal medical marijuana. Its another indication that Floridians are ready to support the legalization of marijuana despite their leaders ignoring the issue by putting their heads in the sand, he said recently. The next step is to wait on a ruling from the Supreme Court. The court has until April to rule on the amendments language. Hopefully we go on the ballot, Pollara said. APCultivated marijuana is seen in this le photo at the University of Mississippi. Wewa man plays role in medical marijuana initiative WANT TO SIGN THE PETITION?WHAT: Sign the United for Care for medical marijuana petition WHEN: Monday Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Petition closes Feb. 1. WHERE: Wewa RV Park and Trading Post, 2481 State 71 North in Wewahitchka WHY: To get legislation for the legalization of medical marijuana on the ballot DETAILS: 850-639-5721 PERRY from page A4 Like us on WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS/ HOLMES COUNTY ADVERTISER VIEW from page A4Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said: Our health care system has forced too many uninsured Americans to depend on the emergency room for the care they need. We cannot wait for reform that gives all Americans the high-quality, affordable care they need and helps prevent illnesses from turning into emergencies. Supporters have characterized that as a hidden health care tax that everyone pays (called free riding), and that expanding Medicaid would lower such costs by directing the newly insured to primary care. Medicaid is expected to cover nearly half the uninsured Americans who gain coverage under the ACA. Earlier last year, that same Oregon study found that giving people Medicaid coverage failed to improve their health outcomes, again contradicting a claim widely made by Obamacare supporters. So what does Medicaid do? It provides some nancial stability for lowincome households, mainly by transferring money to them via higher costs and taxes on the af uent. But thats not how it and Obamacare have been sold, which is that the programs will bend the cost curve downward by reducing the number of free-riders and by increasing preventative care through primary physicians. Medicaids failures do not eliminate the problem of the poor and uninsured. However, the Oregon study should inspire policymakers to consider less-expensive, better-focused alternatives to funneling even more people into an ineffective federal program.
By RObBErR TA TTINKLErRSpecial to Extra Eleven members of the Holmes Valley Quilters of Bonifay recently visited Gastonia, N.C. While there, they visited the following stores: Mary Jos Cloth Store. which has been selling material since 1959 to customers all over the United States; Long Creek Thread Store, which sells machine embroidery thread, thread for longarm quilt machines and stabilizers of all kinds; and R&N Fabrics in Bessemer City, N.C., run by two sisters and both are in their mid-80s. Needless to say, all of the ladies enjoyed this store, said Holmes Valley Quilters Guild President Roberta Tinkler. While there, they enjoyed a full breakfast each morning at their motel, Comfort Suites. They also ate at ROs Barbecue, which has been in business since the 40s and still has curb service; Long Creek Fish Camp, which really give you your moneys worth; and Tonis Ice Cream Parlor, which has in business for almost 60 years. They make their own ice cream, and it is hand-dipped, Tinkler said. Our ladies had a marvelous time in North Carolina and have brought back more than just goods but many stories to tell, too. It was quite an adventure. and Wednesday, January 8, 2014A6 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News SocietyMr. and Mrs. Ronald Terry Robinson of Newton, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Janell Robinson to Joseph Emory Paulk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Paulk of Bonifay. The Bride Elect is the Granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bassett of Cowarts, Ala., and Mr. and Mrs. Oneal Robinson of Black, Ala. Taylor is a 2009 graduate of Geneva High School. She is a 2012 graduate of Wallace Community College with an Associate of applied science in Radiologic Technology, and a 2013 graduate of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College with a degree in Sonography. She is currently employed at SAMC. Joseph is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bellot of Bonifay and Mrs. Jeanette Paulk and the late Leonza Paulk of Bonifay. The Future groom is a 2005 graduate of Bethlehem High School. Joseph received a Bachelors degree in Business from Chipola College in 2010. He currently farms with his family in Bonifay. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at The Grand on Foster in Dothan, Ala., with a Reception to follow. All friends and relatives are invited at attend. The couple will reside in Bonifay. EngagementRobinson and Paulk to wedSpecial to EExtraCHIPLEY The Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold open auditions for the Lawrence Roman comedy, Alone Together on Monday, Jan. 13 and Tuesday, Jan. 14. The auditions will be held at 6 p.m. nightly at The Spanish Trail Playhouse (Historic Chipley High School) located at 680 Second Street in Chipley. Remember those wonderful Broadway comedies of the fties and sixties? This play by the author of Under the Yum Yum Tree is rmly in that tradition. Alone Together delighted audiences on Broadway with Janis Paige and Kevin McCarthy playing a middle aged couple whose children have nally left the nest. They are alone together, but not for long. All three sons come charging back home after experiencing some hard knocks in the real world, and Mom and Dad have quite a time pushing them out again. The action of the play takes place in the home of George and Helene Butler, located in Los Angeles, CA. Director Terrie Garrett will be casting 4 men and 2 women to ll the following roles, male (m) or female (f): George Butler (m): The Patriarch of the Butler family. George is in his 50s. Helene Butler (f): The Matriarch of the Butler family. Helene is in her 50s. Keith Butler (m): The youngest son of George and Helene. Keith is in his late teens/early 20s. Michael Butler (m): The eldest son of George and Helene. Michael is in his late 20s/early 30s Elliot Butler (m): The middle son of George and Helene. Elliot is in his mid 20s/early 30s Janie Johnson (f): She is a college friend of Keith. She is down on her luck and needs a place to stay. Janie is in her early 20s. Alone Together, written by Lawrence Roman and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc., will take the stage March 21-23, 2014 and will mark the rst production of Season 7. This production is not a musical; no prior acting experience is necessary. Audition packets for the production are available at the Washington County Public Library (1444 Jackson Ave-Chipley) or at www. spanishtrailplayhouse. com To inquire about a certain role or any other question pertaining to the production of Alone Together, please email Director Terrie Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the Spanish Trail Playhouse at spanishtrailplayhouse@ gmail.com or visit www. spanishtrailplayhouse. com for more information.Upcoming auditions at the Spanish T T rail PlayhouseSpecial to E E xtraLivingston is a 2 to 3 year old male mixed breed dog, about 45 pounds. He is a very handsome and unique looking boy with a coat of white with gray speckles and patches of gray and black merle. He is scared in the shelter and did not seem too familiar with the leash but he happily comes when called and enjoys snuggling close and getting as much love as he can. He has all the makings for a wonderful and devoted best friend who will envelop you in the unconditional love only a grateful rescued dog can give. Gloria is a beautiful female domestic short haired brown tabby with a super sweet personality. Both of her eyes are ne, but shes quite a irt and liked to wink at the camera. Gloria is very friendly and loves to cuddle, she would make a great companion to curl up in your lap and keep you company while you watch a movie or just sit back for some relaxation. A kind and generous cat lover has offered a $50 sponsorship towards her adoption fee! Animal Control of West Florida is at 686 US Hwy 90 in Chipley. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. For more information call 6382082. Visit and like us on facebook to see pictures and descriptions of all our available adoptables at Friends of the Chipley Animals. Pets of the WeeEEKSpecial to E E xtraMARIANNA Marianna is home to one of the nations top McDonalds restaurant managers. Megan McCarty recently received the Ray Kroc Award, an annual performance-based award that recognizes the top performing McDonalds restaurant managers in the country. Named after McDonalds Corporation founder Ray Kroc, the award was established 13 years ago in 1999 to honor hardworking managers those who make Ray Krocs vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for customers each day. A select 142 managers were chosen among 15,000 from across the country this year to receive the Ray Kroc Award, an honor that comes with a cash prize, a Ray Kroc award trophy, ring and pin and a trip to Chicago for an awards gala in March hosted by McDonalds USA President, Jeff Stratton. Im excited and honored to be selected for this award. I love our team and customers. Im proud to be a part of this organization and community. Megan being honored with the coveted Ray Kroc Award is a true testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence, building our business and taking care of our customers needs each and every day, said Dennis and Linda Lareau, McDonalds Local Owner/Operators. We are very proud to have Megan as part of our McDonalds family and commend her on this truly amazing accolade. Megan started her McDonalds career in 2003 and for the past two years has been the General Manager of the Cottondale, FL McDonalds. Currently she is the General Manager of the Lareau Organizations newest store in Marianna at I-10. Winners of the Ray Kroc Award run high performing, protable restaurants that meets McDonalds critical customer standards of Quality, Service, and Cleanliness. They have strong business knowledge and achieve superior results in restaurant operations, people management and building the business. As a recognized leader in the restaurant, they develop a restaurant team focused on ensuring customers get a fast, accurate and friendly experience every visit. McDonalds Owner/ Operators and/or regional staff nominate restaurant managers for the Ray Kroc Award to recognize their hard work, dedication and commitment to McDonalds. 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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A7 and soreness aches Library hoursWausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. noon Sunday: Closed Washington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Vernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: 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 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6 7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (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. to 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. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 5 p.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Bible Study 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. Community calendaCALENDARVassie Lee Rustin, age 81, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her loving family. Vassie was born on Aug. 10, 1932 to the late Jim and Minnie (Posey) Moss in Bonifay. She has been a resident of the Washington and Holmes County area since 1953 and is a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Bonifay. Mrs. Rustin worked for many years as a waitress for the Chipley Motel Restaurant and the Chuckwagon. Vassie is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Ned Rustin; two brothers, Charlie and Buford Moss and four sisters, Bessie Spann, Ollie Sweat, Nettie Ruth Avery and Lillie Bell Champion. Survivors include two daughters, Bettie Slay of Bonifay and Margie Kelly of Little Rock, AR.; one son, Brady Washington and wife Gail of Chipley; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family received friends for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m,. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel with the Rev. John Taylor and the Rev. Randy Moss ofciating. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley with Brown Funeral Home directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.netVassie L. RRustinMrs. Shirley Ann Pendergrass Paul, age 79, a resident of Dothan, Ala., passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born June 15, 1934 in Sabetha, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Eva Pendergrass. She retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2001 where she worked for 19 years, and was recognized as one of their top secretaries during her 27 year career with the government. Her hobbies included singing, music and art, but ultimately she loved being with her family. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Armista Moyer and two brothers, Paul and Roy Edward (Bud) Pendergrass. Survivors include her husband, Johnny Wayne Paul; daughter, Lisa Donofro (Joe) of Dothan, Ala., and her children Joseph and Natalie; daughter, Karen Riley of Hartford, Ala., and her children, Tamisha Brashear of Jack, Ala., Kendra Brashear of Hartford, Ala., Breinne Clifton (Cliff) of Colorado and Maranda (Blake) Berry of Hartford, Ala.; daughter, Pamela Berry of Dothan, Ala., and her children, Armista Coleman of Dothan, Ala., Grifn Berry of Ashford, Ala., Justin and Taylor Coleman of Glen Rose, Texas; daughter, Cindy Newsome of Enterprise, Ala., and her children, Melissa Newsome of Ft. Walton, Joshua Newsome of Indiana, and Caleb Newsome of Enterprise, Ala.; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in the Glover Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Eddie Biss ofciating and Kendall Glover of Glover Funeral Home Directing. Burial followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Bonifay. Glover Funeral Home of Dothan was in charge of the arrangements, (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook on line at www.gloverfuneral.com.Shirley A. Paul ShHIRleyLEY A. Paul AULGuidelines 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 funerals@ chipleypaper.com 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. Lois Dykes, age 81, of Bonifay, went to sleep in death Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Lois was born on June 13, 1932 in Chichester Twp., Pa., but lived the past 40-some years in and around Bonifay. Lois was a loyal witness of her God, Jehovah, joyfully and eagerly sharing with those she met the GOOD NEWS of HIS KINGDOM. Lois was preceded in death by her loving husband and best friend, Clifford Dykes and adoring granddaughter, Leslie. She leaves fond memories to be cherished by her family her son, Donald Haselow and wife Phyllis of Salem, Ohio; her granddaughters, Vanessa and husband Brian, Shannon and husband Anthony, Danielle and husband Travis; her great-grandchildren, Alex, Sophia, Grace, Domenic, Addyson, Caisen and Colton; her daughter, Debrah Dykes and husband David of Chipley; her granddaughters, Kimberlee and husband Mike, Sherry and husband Kevin, and Leslie; her great-grandchildren, Trevor, Julia, Hannah and Miranda; her daughter, Denise Thrower and husband Archie of Geneva, Ala.; her granddaughter, Leah and husband Paul; her grandsons, Andrew and wife Sarah, Michael and wife Sherry, Jerry and wife Heather; her greatgrandchildren, Aiden, Anna, Mila, Caroline, Owen, Zachery, McKenna, Keston, Landon, Haley and Malory; her son, Charles Haselow and wife Crystal of Vernon; her grandsons, David and wife Kara, Dalton; her granddaughter Dana and husband Robert; her great-grandchildren, McKaela and Korbin; her brothers, William and Johnny and her sister, Louise. Along with many, many friends, she too will be greatly missed by her furry and faithful companion, Itchy. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the Bonifay Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witness.Lois DykesMichele Mickey Roberta Lawlor, 69, of Bonifay died, Jan. 2, 2014. Funeral services were held, Jan. 7, 2014 at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. Memorialization was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home directing.Michele RR. LawlorGrady Keith, Sr. of Madison, Tenn., passed away on Dec. 29, 2013. He loved and was loved by his family. He is preceded in death by his brother, Junior Keith; mother, Annie Butler; stepfather, Cleon Butler and his father, Thomas Keith. He is survived by his sister, Myrtle Jones; sons, Grady Keith, Jr. and Marvin Keith, Sr. (Lynn); companion, Mildred Hurst; grandchildren; Kristi Keith, Raelinda Keith, Kathy Keith, Trey Keith (Tara), and Marvin Keith, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Shante Johnson and Isabella Keith and nieces, Vassie Jones and Donna Jones. Visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, 2707 Gallatin Rd. Nashville, TN 37216. (615)262-3312. Still Family Owned.Grady Keith Sr. GRadyADY Ke EIthTH SR.Lee R. Alred of Westville passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at his residence. He was 92. Lee was born Nov. 11, 1921 in Holmes County, to the late Clayton and Isabelle Grantham Alred. Lee was a lifelong farmer in Holmes County. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Carthel, Doodle, Otis, and Luke Alred and three sisters, Annabelle Alred, Lilly Mason, and Ruby Cody. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Maxine Green Alred; two sons, David (Teresa) Alred, and Roy Alred of Westville; one daughter, Sue Beasley (Jimmy Cassady) of Westville; one brother, Luther Alred of Westville; one sister, Evelyna Schmehl of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Tucker of Hartford, Dallie Alred of Geneva, and Candace (Ben) Thames of Samson; three greatgrandchildren, Parker Ellenburg, Carson Thames, and Alyssa Panchenko; several nieces and nephews; and one very special friend, Darlene Ellison. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Mt. Olive Assembly of God Church Cemetery with the Rev. Wade Green ofciating and Jimmy Bottoms of Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Bottoms Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Geneva.Lee RR. AlredNewman Owens, 79, of Chipley died Dec. 30, 2013. Funeral services were held Jan. 3, 2014 at Wausau Assembly of God Church. Interment followed with Military Honors in the Wausau Memorial Gardens. Peel Funeral Home is directing.Newman OwensInez Pelham, 92 of Graceville passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Jackson Hospital. Inez was born in Graceville on Feb. 11, 1921 to the late Walter Monroe and Charity Barner Ramsey. She was a retired motel laundress with Howard Johnson and Ramada Inn. Ms. Inez was a member of Harmony Baptist Mission Church. Preceded in death by her husband, J. D. Pelham; two sons, Mack Pelham and Dennis Pelham; two brothers, Tom Ramsey and J. Walter Ramsey and three sisters Mary Schoeld, Edna Allen and Pearl Hayes. Survived by her beloved children, Tony Pelham (Anne), Dothan, Ala., Doug Pelham, Panama City Beach, and Carol Hale, Hampton, Va.; sister, Betty Toole, Chipley; four grandsons, Brent Hale, David Hale, Jason Pelham and Banyon Pelham; two great grandchildren, Logan Hale and Lillian Hale; four half-sisters, Ann, Judy, Rebecca ad Helen; two half-brothers, Robert and Kent and a host of nieces and nephews. Service of Remembrance was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at Pleasant Hill (Collins Mill) Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond OQuinn ofciating. Family received friends at the church from 10 a.m., until time of service. In lieu of owers family request memorials may be made to Collins Mill Cemetery Fund c/o Claude Pelham P.O. Box 173 Graceville, FL 32440. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http:// www.jamesandlipford.com/IInez Pelham Obituaries Crossword PuUZZleLESOLUTIION ON PAGE A9
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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 768-0843 or email mtzionindp@ gmail.com. 11th Hour to perform in Esto FREE CONCERTI was sitting on the back porch sipping an ice-cold tea with a splash of lemon when I received a text from a relative up north. I was enjoying a pleasant afternoon basking in the winter sun of Florida. I am not sure what God was thinking of when He created the north with all that bad weather and snow and such, but I know what He was thinking of when He created the South especially Florida. He was thinking in particular of me and my insatiable love of the sun. Basking in the Florida sun is the great reward of being smart and moving to Florida. I have some friends who were born in Florida and think they are a little bit better than me. I remind them that they had no choice of being born in Florida but I, on the other hand, moved to Florida on my own volition. I think I have the upper hand on that one. I may be old but I certainly do delight in the modern technology. It used to be that when you got a call from a relative you had to answer the telephone and talk to the person on the other end for as long as they hung on. Today, thanks to modern gadgetry; when a relative wants to contact me, they usually do it by text. I love it. Getting a text is a strange thing, or it can be. If I do not respond right away, I can always claim that there is something wrong with my cell phone and my texting isnt working right today. Then I can get back to that relative whenever it suits me. Or, as the case with some relatives, and you know who I mean, I can ignore it. If you are a relative of mine and have not heard from me or had any of your text answered the simple answer is, I am not really ignoring you (ha ha ha) my cell phone is not working correctly. This relative that text me was complaining about how cold it was up north and even had the courtesy to send me a picture of their backyard just chock-full of some white substance known as snow. The text read, I bet you wish you were here to enjoy this? I think that relative would have lost that bet for sure. I love those snow scenes on postcards or in text messages like this one, but as to be personally involved with all of the frigid snow, do not bet on me! Years ago, Cold and I experienced a deep disagreement and we have been separated ever since. As far as I am concerned, the separation is nal! I really do not want anything more to do with Cold. We are not even on speaking terms. Cold, after all, is a relative thing especially when the relatives are up north in the winter. Up north, they complain when the temperature falls below 30. Here in Florida I complain when the temperature falls below 70. Whenever the temperature dips below that magical 70, I have to break out one of my sweaters. What an inconvenience for me to have to put on a sweater because it is just a little bit cool on the outside. Then my relative sent me a picture of her standing in the snow looking like the abominable snowman. She had more clothes on than I actually own and have in my closet. I wonder how she walks around wearing all those clothes? How in the world does she ever sit down wearing all those clothes? And what about that thing wrapped around her head? We have hats here in Florida but not quite like the one she was wearing. It looked like she was wearing some igloo. At this point in my life, I could not afford, for a variety of reasons, to move back north. I do not think my relatives up north could put up with me at this point. They offer me a friendly invitation to come and spend some time with them during the winter season. I really could not handle it. As soon as the temperature dropped below 70, I would be complaining, grouching and working on everybodys nerves. I would be such a nuisance that they would have to get together and buy me a plane ticket back to sunny Florida. My relatives should thank me for not moving up north to enjoy the snow with them. See how much I am saving my relatives? Do they appreciate it? No relationship is quite like that relationship that spans several hundred miles. You know the old saying, Absence makes the heart grow fonder. So, if you add distance to that absence you have the epitome of a wonderfully fond heart. Many things separate us from one another. Sometimes that separation is voluntary and sometimes it isnt. The apostle Paul understood that nothing could separate him from God. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). It does not matter how cold it is outside as long as inside there is a warm relationship with God bordering on ery expectation. 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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att. net. His web site is www. jamessnyderministries. com.Cold is as cold feels and I dont like feeling cold DR. JAMES L. SNYDEROut to Pastor FIND IT ONLINEVisit www.chipleypaper.com for more faith news and obituaries. Submit faith news to email@example.com.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A9Harpist 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. 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 is 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 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.Spring into Vegetable GardeningBONIFAY The Holmes County Extension Ofce will be holding an interactive video series for novice gardeners from 67:30 p.m. on every Tuesday from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4, 2014 in the Extension Ofce Conference Room in Bonifay. Cost will be $30 per person or $45 per couple. Anyone interested can contact the Holmes County Extension Ofce at 547-1108.HCHS chorus to perform Decades of MusicBONIFAY The Holmes County High School Chorus will present Decades of Music March 13-15 at the HCHS auditorium.HCHS spring musical plannedBONIFAY Holmes County High School drama students will present their spring musical May 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15 at the HCHS auditorium. The title will be announced at a later date.2014 Relay For Life CHIPLEY The 2014 Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life will be 6 p.m. May 16 to 6 a.m. May 17, at the Pals Park soccer eld. For more information, call Connie Smelcer at 703-9977.CHS students to perform GreaseCHIPLEY Chipley High School Music Theater students will perform Grease at 7 p.m. April 1012. For more information, call 638-6100. UploadyourLegacyguestbookphotosnowforFREE!Withyourpaidobituary,familyandfriendswillnow haveunlimitedaccesstouploadedphotosfreeofcharge. FindObituaries. ShareCondolences. Inpartnershipwith. Findobituaries,sharecondolencesand celebratealifeat or Special to ExtraWith freezing temperatures impacting the area over the next few days and into next week, the nonprot Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) reminds families that one of the most serious threats to the home can be frozen water pipes. When water freezes in a pipe it expands and can exert pressure up to 2,000 pounds per square inch. 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If you are going out of town, and you suspect they temperatures will drop, turn off the water to your home and open all of the taps to drain the water system. This way you wont return to a frozen, soggy mess. For more information on protecting your home from extreme cold conditions, visit protect-yourhome.org or www.greatwinterweatherparty.org. Community EvenVENTsSSpecial to ExtraThe New Year is upon us. Its time to reect upon the past year and determine what we want to achieve, change or do better in 2014. This applies to all aspects of our lives including our pets. TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions theyve made for 2014 pertaining to their pets. Here are the top ve pet New Years resolutions. 1 More ORE Wal AL Ks S : Whether its a stroll around the neighborhood or a brisk walk through some hiking trails, a whopping 56 percent of pet parents surveyed made this their No. 1 pet resolution for this year. 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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 A10 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News ExtraFREEPORT (AP) In this rural part of the Panhandle, Christopher Mitchell nds few takers when he delivers his message about the importance of exploring insurance options under the federal health overhaul. People in the conservative-leaning area tend to have a bad impression of President Obamas signature law because of negative messages they hear on talk radio or from friends, said Mitchell, marketing director for a network of nonprot health clinics. Even for those with insurance, a doctors visit may require a long drive because there are few providers in the area and some are selective about the coverage they accept. Around the country, advocates spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act in rural areas face similar difculties. Coupled with the well-publicized glitches for the online insurance marketplaces, their stories illustrate the broader challenges in meeting President Barack Obamas goal of reducing the number of uninsured in places with some of the highest percentages of uninsured residents. I tell people that I am not here to advocate for the law, I am here to support the law and empower people to be able to use and understand the law, said Mitchell, whose employer, PanCare of Florida, received a federal grant for outreach efforts. But when people are hearing over and over and over that is bankrupting America, it is hard to break through. On a recent afternoon, Mitchell made his pitch to half a dozen patients in the waiting room of a low-slung brick clinic surrounded by pine trees on the two-lane state road that serves as Freeports main street. In areas like this where one-story houses and mobile homes sit far apart on lots of tan, sandy soil and pine needles many poor residents could benet from federally subsidized health insurance but arent open to it. Among those unconvinced by Mitchells pitch was Laressa Bowness, who brought her father to the clinic for dental care. I get frustrated because I hear so much stuff. The politicians who put the system into place have lost their sense of reality. They dont understand what people who work face, said Bowness, who added that most people she knows dont have health insurance because they simply cannot afford it. In a sparsely populated area of Michigan, retired nurse Sue Cook crisscrosses the 960-square mile Sanilac County to help people sign up for insurance through the online exchange. The spreadout county has only 42,000 residents. There are many challenges were facing right now, said Cook, who leads an all-volunteer team of health care professionals at Caring Hearts Clinic in Marlette, 65 miles north of Detroit. Youve got somebody in the northeast part of the county that has no transportation to get here to even sign up. Were nding that even if I go to the far end of the county, theres the issue of not having Wi-Fi to hook up to, she said. Those are huge hurdles for us to try to conquer in a large county like this. Kathy Bannister recently signed up with Cooks help after many failed attempts. The self-employed beautician secured a plan from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with a monthly payment of $215 after subsidies. She now pays $500 for a comparable plan from the same insurer. The whole idea was to make it easier for people, said Bannister, 51, who had a heart-valve replacement 13 years ago. Id been calling and calling and calling, and a lot of people would have given up. Its discouraging. To the north, Nick Derusha is director of the health department for four Upper Peninsula counties with a high rate of uninsured residents: Mackinac, Luce, Alger and Schoolcraft. The region covers a vast expanse but only consists of about 35,000 people. Barriers faced by people in the area include a shortage of health workers, a lack of transportation and Internet and cable connectivity. There are many barriers to care, as well as health care coverage alone, Derusha said. Rudey Ballard, an insurance broker in Rexburg, Idaho population 25,000 has been selling health care policies for two decades. In addition to his brokerage downtown, his six-person ofce staffs a small kiosk at the local Wal-Mart, just down the hill from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple that dominates the rural skyline. Rexburg is Republican country all local lawmakers are GOP, and residents voted overwhelmingly for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. Ballard sometimes nds himself the target of criticism when hes manning the Wal-Mart booth. Ive actually had people come up to me and boo me, he said. They come up to me and go Boo, hiss. Boo, hiss. I will never sign up that. Back in Florida, Mitchell had no takers during his afternoon of trying to get people to sign up. Some in the small waiting room told him that even with federal subsidies they would face a choice between utilities, food, gas or monthly health insurance. One woman asked Mitchell about the ne for not having health insurance. She laughed and said the $95 is much more affordable than a monthly health insurance bill. Walton County, with about 58,000 residents, stretches from the Gulf of Mexico in the south to the Alabama border in the north. While there are wealthy neighborhoods along the coast, most of the county looks more like Freeport. For the ZIP code surrounding the town, census data shows that the median household income is around $43,000 and the poverty rate is around 12 percent. Because Florida opted not to take additional funding from the federal government to expand Medicaid coverage, many people who would qualify for Medicaid under the federal guidelines do not qualify under the states guidelines. People can appeal their Medicaid eligibility and seek help in reducing insurance premiums, but that doesnt always work. Florida Blue, the states Blue Cross Blue Shield network, is the only insurer providing coverage in all of the states 76 counties. Kevin Riley, the companys vice president, said serving rural Florida can be a challenge. It is tough in part because of the distances people have to drive in those large, rural counties to reach providers, Riley said. The company has held town-hall style meetings throughout the state and has sent representatives to Wal-Marts in rural areas to discuss coverage with customers. There are two or three counties that only have one hospital and is a difcult piece, he said. Walton County residents have 13 plans to choose from under the Affordable Care Act with monthly premiums ranging from $232 to $402 and deductibles from $850 to $12,700 for a 40-year-old male, according to information from Florida Blue. The county has seven to 12 physicians for every 10,000 residents, but the vast majority of doctors is in the southern part of the county, according to a study by the Florida Department of Health. The leaves residents of rural areas north of Interstate 10 with a long drive to reach providers. Florida as a whole averages 22 physicians for every 10,000 residents, according to the 2012 study. Part of PanCares strategy is employing people like Joe Manning, a lifelong resident of the Panhandle who knows many people in the small towns in Walton County. Manning said the key to nding coverage in rural Florida seems to be patience and a willingness to ll out all of the forms that might help someone get a reduction in premiums. But a mistrust of both government and technology can complicate things. You have to be willing to go through the whole process, he said. Some people walk away as soon as you start asking them to put their personal information in the computer. They do not trust the government with that information. APIn this photo taken on Dec. 17, Joe Manning sits in his ofce in De Funiak Springs. Manning is an outreach worker trained to sign people in rural Florida to participate in the Affordable Care Act. Providing health care complicated in rural areas APIn this Dec. 20 photo, Fire Chief Darrel Fournier speaks to a reporter in Freeport, Maine. Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer reghting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obamas health care law. The volunteers are considered employees for tax purposes, leaving open the question of whether they fall under the health care laws requirement that employers with more than 50 workers provide insurance for them.
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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 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 HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. 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Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. 1-3499 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Perry-McCall Construction, Inc. (Construction Manager) is soliciting bid proposals from General Trade, Roofing, Glass & Glazing, Metal Framing and Gypsum Assemblies, Acoustical Ceiling, Flooring, Casework, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical and Sitework subcontractors for the following project: Vernon Elementary School -Building 6 Replacement Plans, specifications, and instructions to bidders, including complete scopes of work, can be obtained by visiting the following link: https://perry-mccall.box.co m/vernon. There will be an on-site pre-bid meeting Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:00PM, CST. Attendance is NOT mandatory, however it is strongly encouraged. If you plan to attend, please notify Kellie Bryant, Estimator at email@example.com. All visitors must check-in at the front office and be issued credentials. The address of the job site is 3665 Roche Avenue, Vernon, Florida 32462. Sealed bid proposals will be received at the offices of the Washington County School District, located at 652 Third Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. Bid proposals are due no later than 2:00PM, CST on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. All bid related questions should be directed to Kellie Bryant (via e-mail). Please do not contact the architect or School District personnel with questions related to this project. As published in the Washington County News on January 4, 2014, January 8, 2014, January 11, 2014 and January 15, 2014. 1-3500 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000260CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. ANTONIO B. DAVIS, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment dated February 11, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 12000260CA, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and ANTONIO B. DAVIS, et al., are the Defendants, Washington County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in Washington County, Florida, described as: COMMENANCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S00`02E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2, 820.00 FEET: THENCE S89`11E, 240 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S89`11E 200 FEET; THENCE S00`02E, 100 FEET; THENCE N89`11W, 200 FEET TO THE EAST R/W LINE OF A 40 FOOT ROAD; THENCE N00`02W ALONG SAID EAST R/W LINE 100.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 2007 DESTINY INDUSTRIES DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME MODEL: D483-216-96T, SERIAL NUMBER: DISH02637GA A&B. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 201 West Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 at 11:00 AM, on the 29 day of January, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: December 26, 2013. By: K. McDaniel Washington County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Copies and Invoice Furnished to: FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Telephone: (727) 446-4826 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org As published in the Washington County News on January 8, 2014 and January 15, 2014. 1-3498 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 67-10-CA-013 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-14, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARAK. RICHARDSON-COCHRAN A/K/ABARBARA K. LEWIS A/K/ABARBARAK. COCHRAN, JEROME COCHRAN UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALLOTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2013 and an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 67-10-CA-013 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKATHE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-14, Plaintiff, and BARBARAK. RICHARDSON-COCHRAN A/K/ABARBARA K. LEWIS A/K/ABARBARAK. COCHRAN, JEROME COCHRAN, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Front Steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL32428 at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBITA. BEGINNING ATA POINTON THE SOUTH SIDE ON NORTH BOULEVARD 382.8 FOOTWEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WESTFOR POINTOF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 00WESTALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF NORTH BOULEVARD 54 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 12WEST150 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 00EAST 54 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00DEGREES 12EAST150 FEET TO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. SAID PARCELOF LAND BEING IN THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A: 1203 OLD BONIFAYROAD, CHIPLEY, FL32428. 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. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF THE COURT By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on January 4, 2014 and January 8, 2014. 1-3502 Public Auction The following vehicles will be sold at Public Auction at Nichols Auto Repair and Towing at 1146 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL. 32428 at 8 a.m. on the following dates: 94 Olds 1G3HN52L1R4812745 8AM Jan 28th As published in the Washington County News on January 8, 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 609770-1255. 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 850-547-4993 Lost Car Keysto Nissan with fob, and Silver heart. Lost on 12/31 in Chipley. Linda Pigott 850-638-4512 AUCTION Roofing Company Liquidation, Online Auction Only, Bid Dec. 27 thru Jan. 14, Items Located in Maryland & Florida. Motleys Auction & Realty Group, 804-2323300, www.motleys. com, VAAL #16 Electric Scooter Very Good condition $200. call 850-703-0746. Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2014. 850-718-1859.
A12| Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser Wednesday, January 8, 2014 1120780 N positions at Available Posit i Nurse/CNA/MA Front Office/Reception Doctor/ARNP/PA Behavioral Health/SociaEmailre oPanCare of Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-pro N owaccepting resume ournewBonifay &C h i ons Emplo y l Worker Office hours will b e Bi-lingual (spanis h Benefits available Paydepends on e x PanCare of Florida Allapplicants m u screen priorto e sumesto shuffman @ r faxto(850)8724o fit organization whichoperatesFederally Qualified Health C e s for h ipleylocations. y ment Information e Monday thru Friday 8:00-5:00 h speaking) applicants areencouraged toapply x perience is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) u st passa background check anddrug e mployment @ bbhcfl.org 4 131 e nters in Bay, Walton, Liberty andsurrounding counties SP83742 WHEEL DEALHave a car, truck, van or motorcycle you are wanting to sell? Well run your ad in all three publications for*Up to 20 words. Personal ads only, no dealers.To place your ad, call850-638-0212 850-547-9414 The 8 WEEKS FOR$23.99*A SAVINGS OF $34.01 OFF THE REGULAR PRICE Add a black and white photo for only $45 20 Words 8 Weeks One LOW Price!Washington County News Holmes County Times Advertiser Weekly Advertiser 2BR/2BAMobile Homes W/G included. $400 plus Deposit. 547-4232, 850-527-4911. For Rent 2BR/1BA trailer, $250/month. 36 foot Coachman camper fully furnished, clean, $250/month. Ponce De Leon area. (850)226-4656. FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Home Bonifay area. $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 Leave message. HUNTING LAND for rent or lease, 1 year or 5 years, 160 acres or 300 acres. For more information call (850)638-1911 or (850)326-0044. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 -$500 a month. 850-258-1594. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 -$500 a month. 850-258-1594. Singlewide and Doublewide for rent Bonifay and Chipley water and sewage included. 638-2999. Older 2BR/1BA Mobile Home $4,000 and Construction Office $2,000. Call 850-638-8804. Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Office space for rent in Bonifay. 206 Harvey Ethridge St. Phone: (850)548-5045 or (850)307-3654. 1701AWaukesha St. (850)579-5113 or (850)305-6202. Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 2/BR. Financial Assistance available if qualified. 638-4640. Nice Upstairs 1BR Apartment. Kitchen, livingroom & large walk-in closet. Rent, $350.00/mth. Call 547-5244. SpaciousOne Bedroom Apartment $475 Everything NEW Stove/Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 3 Bdrm/2 bath Brick House for rent. Located at 1357 Old Bonifay Rd., Chipley. $600/mo, $300/depo. (850)527-5623. 2BR cabin 1BA, no pets. $400 month, 1st, and last month. Deposit required. 229-400-5645. 8 miles South Bonifay 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. (850)638-1918
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 The Weekly Advertiser | 1 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 Volume 51 Number 35 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 Your HOMETOWN Shopping Guide For Washington & Holmes Counties FREE TAKE ONE 5018791 B USINESS G UIDE HastyHeating & CoolingLic. #1814468, ER0013265, RF0066690, AL 03147Serving Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties for 20 Years With Friendly and Reliable Service!638-3611Advertise your service or business for as little as $10/week.Ad runs in the Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser and the Weekly Advertiser. 638-0212 or 547-9414 THARP & SONS MINI STORAGEHwy. 77 S., Chipley, FL(850) 638-8183Hwy. 177A, Bonifay, FL(850) 547-0726 5x5 $25.68 5x10 $35.31 10x10 $46.01 10x20 $80.25Open 24 Hours, Self-Service, No Deposit, Units are Carpeted You Create CeramicartClaymolding GlassfusionMetalart MosaicartT-shirtpainting Gallery UniqueGiftstore Book Your BirthdayParties BridalShowers FamilyEvents&Reunions CorporateTeamBuiding FieldTrips Walkinsarewelcome850 547 3321Join us at the Art FarmThe Silver Door David Owen & Sons Tree Service Cut, Trim & Remove Trees Quality work at 25-50% less than competitors Insured850-326-1559Advertise your business or service here for only$10.00per week8 week minimum638-0212 547-9414HVAC Services Coolers & Freezers Service on all Makes & Models Heat Pumps, Electric & Gas Electrical Services Exterior Elevated LightingResidential and Commerical DAVIS CHIMNEY SWEEPS Fireplace & Chimney Cleaning & Repairs Waterproong Done on Chimney Leaks Oering Stainless Steel Chimney Caps Dryer Vent Cleaning Fireplace Inserts by OrderChimney Fires Are Very DangerousJ.W. DAVIS, OwnerSamson, Alabama www.davischimneysweeps.comCall Anytime(334) 898-2662 ALL YOUR PRINTING NEEDS SOLVEDFor Quote Call Kim 683-0212, x4004WE PRINT MORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS Washington County imes A dvertiserHOLMES COUNTY TAdvertise your business or service here for only$10.00per week8 week minimum638-0212 547-9414 Easy Care Lawn & Tractor ServiceLawn Care Tree Trimming Debris Removal Tractor & Bobcat Work Pressure Cleaning Licensed & Insured850-527-6291 850-849-3825 5019765 COLON CANCERTHE NO. 2CANCER KILLERYou CAN keep from getting colon cancer. HOW? Get a colonoscopy. It is as simple as that.Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Colon cancer is essentially completely preventable with timely colonoscopies. All people 50 or older should have a colonoscopy. If you have family members who have had cancer at a young age, you should have a colonoscopy at age 40. Colonoscopy is a safe, painless outpatient procedure performed, while you are in a light sleep, by Dr. Dale Mitchum at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. Dr. Mitchum is a board certied Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has a great deal of experience performing colonoscopies. To schedule your colonoscopy call 850-547-8118Southern Healthcare Rural Health Clinic2600 Hospital Drive Bonifay, FL 32425 5019747 Go Painlessly with THERA-GESIC. Maximum strength analgesic creme for temporary relief from: Joint and Muscle soreness Arthritis Back aches THG-12902 5019607 FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! 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Applicants must have one (1) year verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment or six (6) months on the job training with the County in the operation of minor heavy equipment and have achieved departmental standards for operating equipment or successful completion of a six (6) month heavy equipment operator program from an accredited school. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. A valid Florida Class B CDL drivers license with no restrictions and an acceptable driving record is required. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. Applications may also be obtained at www.washingtonfl.com. All interested applicants MUST submit an Employment Application. ALL applications must be submitted to the Administrative Office in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office by 4:00 PM on January 16, 2014. All questions regarding this position or other vacancies should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 850-415-5151. Veterans Preference is accepted in accordance with FS 295.08. Equal Opportunity/ Drug-Free Workplace Web Id 34276714 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experiencedSales ManagerWho will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. Communicates and advocates the companys vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solutions ROI for the client. Requirements: Bachelors degree or comparable experience. Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. Successful record of team building and leadership. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 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 Older 2BR/1BA Mobile Home $4,000 and Construction Office $2,000. Call 850-638-8804. HUNTING LAND for rent or lease, 1 year or 5 years, 160 acres or 300 acres. For more information call (850)638-1911 or (850)326-0044. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 -$500 a month. 850-258-1594. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 -$500 a month. 850-258-1594. Singlewide and Doublewide for rent Bonifay and Chipley water and sewage included. 638-2999. 2BR/2BAMobile Homes W/G included. $400 plus Deposit. 547-4232, 850-527-4911. For Rent 2BR/1BA trailer, $250/month. 36 foot Coachman camper fully furnished, clean, $250/month. Ponce De Leon area. (850)226-4656. FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Home Bonifay area. $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 Leave message. Office space for rent in Bonifay. 206 Harvey Ethridge St. Phone: (850)548-5045 or (850)307-3654. 1701AWaukesha St. (850)579-5113 or (850)305-6202. Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 2/BR. Financial Assistance available if qualified. 638-4640. Nice Upstairs 1BR Apartment. Kitchen, livingroom & large walk-in closet. Rent, $350.00/mth. Call 547-5244. SpaciousOne Bedroom Apartment $475 Everything NEW Stove/Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 3 Bdrm/2 bath Brick House for rent. Located at 1357 Old Bonifay Rd., Chipley. $600/mo, $300/depo. (850)527-5623. 2BR cabin 1BA, no pets. $400 month, 1st, and last month. Deposit required. 229-400-5645. 8 miles South Bonifay 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. (850)638-1918 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 EXPERIENCED OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www. bulldoghiway.com EOE HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 1-866362-6497. YOU CAN BECOME an expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVACOnline-Education.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 AUCTION Roofing Company Liquidation, Online Auction Only, Bid Dec. 27 thru Jan. 14, Items Located in Maryland & Florida. Motleys Auction & Realty Group, 804-2323300, www.motleys. com, VAAL #16 Electric Scooter Very Good condition $200. call 850-703-0746. Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2014. 850-718-1859. Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Bonifay. Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. 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 850-547-4993 Lost Car Keysto Nissan with fob, and Silver heart. Lost on 12/31 in Chipley. Linda Pigott 850-638-4512
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