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Phone: 850-638-0212 Website: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50¢ www.chipleypaper.com For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF C onnec t with us 24/7 G et br eak ing new s videos e xpanded st or ies phot o galler ies opinions and mor e ... @WCN_HC T CH IPLE Y P APER C OM Saturday, January 11 2014 Volume 90, Number 78 Faith Events A4 W EEKEND Washington County News ‘Paint the Plug’ deadline extended CHIPLEY — The deadline for Paint the Plug – the Fire Hydrant Decorating Contest, hosted by the Washington County Arts Council, has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 14. There might be a Phase II in the spring. Applications can be dropped off to Pippin Appraisal Services at 831 Kirkland Road. For more information, visit, www.washington countyartscouncil.or g Bruner Dairy Road closed CHIPLEY — The Washington County Public Works Department has closed Bruner Dairy Road from Highway 277 to Owens Community Road until further notice because of a collapsed pipe, according to Lynne Abel, Washington County public safety director. City Council to meet Tuesday CHIPLEY — The Chipley City Council will have its January council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at City Hall in the Council Chambers. The public is invited to attend. Program seeks volunteers for training CHIPLEY — Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are involved in court proceedings. If you are a dependable INDEX Community Events ................. A5 Faith ..................................... A4 Classi eds ............................. A5 See BRIEF A2 Wausau Town Council member resigns By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com WAUSAU — The Wausau Town Council accepted the resignation of Council Member Kerry Collins during Thursday’s council meeting. Mayor B.J. Phillips read a letter from Collins that cited “personal choices and health reasons” as his decision to resign from the council. The resignation letter was dated Dec. 30 and stated that Collins would resign immediately. “We hate to see him go,” Phillips said. “He knows what he has got to do, and hopefully we will see him back here someday.” Phillips asked the council for suggestions as to who could ll Collins’ seat until the city election in December. “I have to make a replacement, but looking at the city policy, I don’t see a time sequence on the process,” Phillips said, adding he would like to have a nominee in place for the February meeting so the council could vote on the nominee and swear them into of ce at that meeting. “I would like to see if Roger Hagan would be interested,” Council Member Dallas Carter said. “He has the experience and he could ll in, if he would be willing.” Hagan was formerly the mayor of Wausau but retired in 2012. Phillips said that in February, Hagan would have been retired for 13 months, which would be long enough for him to be eligible to serve on the council again. Council Member Marlene Blount also suggested John Earl Walsingham as a possible interim council member. “He has also done it in the past,” she said. See WAUSAU A2 Vernon High receives ‘A’ grade From Staff Reports VERNON — When the Department of Education released the high school scores in December, Vernon High School received an A grade for the 2013 school year, while Chipley High School received a B. “This has never happened before in any Washington District high school and consequently (Vernon is) the only school in our district to earn an ‘A’ school grade,” VHS Principal Brian Riviere wrote in a letter to the Washington County News. Vernon High School improved from a C in 2012 to earn its A grade in 2013, while Chipley High School received a B in 2012 and 2013. Vernon also posted a four-year graduation rate of 83 percent, according to the state DOE reports, while Chipley High had a graduation rate of 75 percent. Almost half of Florida high schools — 48 percent — earned an A on the state’s report card, according to a report Florida Department of Education released Dec. 18. That’s up from 31 percent of high schools earning a top grade two years ago. More than 80 percent of Florida high schools earned an A or B, according to the website stateimpact.npr.org. That performance triggered automatic changes to the school grading system next year, raising the number of points required to earn each grade. This is the rst time the 2011 State Board of Education rule has been required. Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said the See VERNON A2 From Staff Reports GRACEVILLE — Authorities have released the identity of a man found dead in a plowed eld off Spruce Road on Monday. Benjamin Jed Taylor, a 37-yearold who lived near the Holmes County line, was found dead in the cold Monday. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Of ce released a statement saying his death doesn’t appear to be criminal in nature. An autopsy has been conducted to determine how Taylor died, but an investigator with the Medical Examiner’s Of ce said Wednesday the case is pending further study. Deputies had been involved in a car chase in which a suspect escaped on foot in the same area the day before Taylor was found, but there’s no evidence of any connection between the chase and Taylor’s death. Deputies also responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area earlier Monday. The man left the area on foot and deputies searched the area but couldn’t nd him. The description of the man, who was described as disoriented and wearing weathered clothes, matched Taylor. Sheriff’s Of ce IDs man found dead in the cold By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.co m CHIPLEY — The Washington County Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday to consider a new cell tower for Wausau and to begin the process of seeking a $750,000 Community Block Development Grant for the county. Roger Simpson, representing AT&T, presented the plans for a 195-foot cell tower in Wausau that will improve AT&T’s coverage along Highway 77 between Wausau and Bay County. “AT&T approached the town of Wausau to consider where a tower could be placed,” Simpson said, “because we had no coverage in that area.” Simpson said the situation will be a win-win for the company and the town of Wausau. “The town will receive the nancial bene t from leasing out part of the park for the tower, and it will improve our coverage along this important highway.” Senior Planner Michael DeRuntz showed the commissioners artist’s renditions of what WASHINGTON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION Public hearing on cell tower, CBDG grant held RANDAL SEYLER | The News Roger Simpson presents the plans for a new AT&T cell tower in Wausau to the county Planning Commission on Tuesday in Chipley. See GRANT A2

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, January 11, 2014 ( ( ) ( ( ( + ( & % F l o r i d a S m a l l B u s i n e ss D e v e l o p m en t C en t e r L e a r n h o w o u r 3 0 0 p l u s y e a r s o f i n d u s t r y e x pe r i e n c e c a n be n e t y o u r b u s i n e s s I n t h e A d v a n c e d T e c h n o l o g y C e n t e r S u i t e 1 0 7 V i s i t n o r t h o ri d a b i z. c o m or c a l l 8 5 0 7 4 7 3 2 0 4 adult interested in a unique way to contribute to our community, call 747-5180 for information and an application. Training is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Chipley ofce at 1352 South Blvd. Ofces to close for MLK Day CHIPLEY — The Chipley city ofces will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King Celebration CHIPLEY — The 2014 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration theme will be “Living the Dream, Working the Vision.” Events will include the Annual Day of Service, featuring Corey Lindsey, Nicole Bareeld and the Honorable Judge Colby Peel, which will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 18 at Gilmore Park. The Gospel Fest will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Chipley Farmers Market on Seventh Street. The annual parade will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 20 downtown. After the parade, at 11:30 a.m., the annual Commemorative Service with Attorney Hurbert Brown will be at the Chipley Farmers Market on Seventh Street. BRIEF from page A1 change is appropriate, ac cording to the website. “We are very proud of the work our high schools have done,” she is quoted as saying. The requirement does not change the point scale for elementary and middle school grades. The number of high schools earning an F grade also increased to eight from three a year ago. A “safety net” ap proved by the State Board of Education prevented seven schools from los ing more than a letter grade this year. Two of those schools would have earned an F grade without the safety net rule. The high school grades added three new criteria this year: growth in test scores of the lowest-scor ing 25 percent of students at each school; requiring at least 25 percent of stu dents score 3 or higher on the FCAT reading test; and biology end-of-course test results. VERNON from page A1 the area will look like once the tower is built. “Due to the tree mass and the distance from the highway, I don’t believe it will be very visible,” he said. Commissioner James Ussery asked if AT&T couldn’t use an existing tower to get the same coverage, and Simpson explained that due to the amount of data that is be ing handled by cell towers today, the effective range of towers has decreased from 2 miles to about a mile. “We have to have more structures to be able to provide our customers the service they expect,” Simpson said. County Engineer Cliff Knauer was also on hand to inform the commis sioners of an upcoming CBDG grant the county will be seeking with the intention of completing the paving of Orange Hill Road. “It’s been ve years since we had a CBDG grant, and we’re eligible,” Knauer said. The pro posed project includes paving about 1.6 miles of road, of which the county already has right-of-way easements. “In the past, they ex pected the county to have $200,000 cash, and as you know, Washington County doesn’t have $200,000 cash laying around,” Knauer said. This year, the grant program is considering projects that have plans and easements in place and that are ready to be gin and they are consid ering that preparedness as a substitute for the $200,000. Commissioner Nan Thompson pointed out that part of the paving was supposed to be per formed by the develop ers of the Rhythm DRI subdivision project as a condition of their agree ments with the county. “Is there something else we could hold them to?” she asked. “We’d have to get with the county attorney on that,” Knauer said. GRANT from page A1 From Staff Reports CHIPLEY — Three peo ple were arrested follow ing a drug investigation that was part of an ongo ing marijuana eradica tion initiative, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Wash ington County Drug Task Force. The task force consists of the Washington County Sheriff’s Ofce and Chi pley Police Department.  Police were able to identify and apprehend three suspects following the execution of a search warrant at 2800 Chess er Road in Washington County.  Arrested were Thomas Ray Chesser, 53, of 2800 Chesser Road, in connec tion with charges of culti vation of marijuana, pos session of marijuana over 20 grams, manufacturing of Methamphetamine and possession of narcotic equipment;   Mason Casey Williams, 39, of Chipley in connection with charges of cultivation of mari juana, possession of narcotic equipment and possession of methamphetamines;   Jessie Victoria Mat lock, 29, of Clarksville, in connection with a charge of possession of narcotic equipment. The suspects were apprehended at the resi dence in the process of caring for 30 marijuana plants, according to po lice.   During a search of the property, ofcers found an elaborate indoor grow operation located behind a false wall ac cessed by a bookcase.     The operation consist ed of several marijuana plants in pots and a cus tom lighting system.  The operation employed an active carbon dioxide tank, timers, heaters, and fans to cultivate thou sands of dollars worth of marijuana, according to police.   In a separate part of the residence, ofcers found an active shake and bake style meth amphetamine lab in the process of manufacturing methamphetamines. Washington County Drug Task Force asks that anyone with information on illegal drug activ ity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.u s     Special to the News CHIPLEY — The guest speaker at Chipley Garden Club’s Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, monthly meeting was Cindy Wolf, a Wild Birds Unlimited Certied Bird Feeding Specialist from Wild Bird Unlimited Nature Store in Panama City, Florida. Cindy provided the group with information on how easy it brings life into the backyard by creating a bird-feeding habitat. “Hobbies like gardening and back yard bird feeding go hand-in-hand,” Cindy stated. “The birds keep you company while you’re gardening and can provide hours of bird watching enjoyment.” Cindy discussed the four require ments for creating a successful birdfeeding site. First, clean water should always be available. Yard birds don’t swim, so shallow is better. Second, use quality feed appropri ate for birds you want to attract. Most birds don’t eat oats, milo, wheat or rye seeds, but love sunower seeds, mil let, nuts, and safower seeds. Feed ers should be clean — if it looks like a chia-pet, birds won’t eat there. Third, a place to raise young such as bird houses, thick bushes, and trees. Birds begin nesting in the Spring so avoid burning and trimming during that time. Fourth, safety. Critters like rats, snakes, cats and squirrels can terror ize yard birds. Pole bafes, hot pepper akes, pepper oil and traps are excel lent deterrents. Cindy ended her presentation by saying, “Backyard bird feeding is re laxing, fullling, and educational. It’s an exciting hobby that anyone, young or old, can enjoy.” Prior to the program, Club Presi dent Karen Roland conducted the monthly business meeting. Items up for discussion were the 2014 FFGC Fall District II Meeting to be held in Chipley, landscaping grants, wild owers, upcoming projects at Kate Smith Elementary, scholarships, and the English Tea & Garden Walk in May. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at NWN Nursery on Watford Circle in Chipley. The pro gram will be “Identifying Native & Ex otic Plants.” If you would like more information about Chipley Garden Club or would like to attend a meeting, please con tact President Karen Roland at 6389968 or email her at blueorchidoasis@ yahoo.com. We welcome new mem bers at anytime. Three arrested in connection with drug charges T homHOM AS RA y Y C heHE SS erER MAS oO N CASeyEY W illiILLI A mM S J e E SSie IE Victori ICTORI A MAtlock TLOCKSpeciSPECI A l L toTO theTHE NewNEW S The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested three and seized 30 marijuana plants in a recent raid in Washington County. Gardening and yard birds go hand-in-handP hoto HOTO SpeciSPECI A l L toTO theTHE NewNEW S Cindy Wolf, left, from Wild Birds Unlimited and Linda MacLellan, Club Member and hostess, pose at Wednesday’s Chipley Garden Club meeting. “Both of these are excel lent candidates,” Phillips said. He asked the council members to contact the nominees and see if they would be willing to serve. Phillips also asked the council if the town hall could be used as an emergency shelter in the future. The Washington County Ofce of Emergency Man agement contacted Phil lips and asked if it could add the town hall to its list of potential shelters. “I don’t think it is very likely to ever happen, but if there were a family passing through and the weather was such that they needed a place to spend the night, could we do that?” Phillips asked. “We’d never be a place where you could set up cots and a kitchen, and if we had someone stay here, I’d be willing to stay here with them,” Phillips said. “It wouldn’t be one of those situations where you just open up the building and turn them loose.” John Foster invited the council members to the Washington County Emer gency Management Ofce for an Arbor Day obser vance at 10 a.m. Jan. 17. “In Florida, Arbor Day is celebrated on Jan. 17, and the Wausau Garden Club is going to be planting a tree at the EOC in honor of the city’s former clerk, Marga ret Riley,” Foster said. The public is invited to the Arbor Day event. W A A USAU from page A1 F ile ILE photoPHOTO Wausau Town Council Member Kerry Collins, left, seen at the November council meeting with Mayor B.J. Phillips, resigned from the council on Dec. 30. The council accepted his resignation Thursday night.

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Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, January 11, 2014 COLD-STUNNED TU TU R TLES TLES Photos by HEATHER LEIPHART | Halifax Media Group Above, a sea turtle comes up for a gulp of air while recovering with 61 others at Gulf World Marine Park on Thursday. Sixty-two Green and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were stunned from the recent cold weather that washed ashore in Port St. Joe, Perdido Key and Tyndall and were brought to Gulf World for treatment. Left, Pamela George, left, operations manager, and Secret Holmes-Douglas, director of animal care, watch as dozens of recovering sea turtles swim in a pool. Top, a hypothermic sea turtle recovers in a makeshift triage area. By CHRIS OLWELL 747-7059 | @PCNHchriso colwell@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY — Confusion over the Affordable Care Act, the sweeping new law aimed at reforming Ameri can health care, was evi dent Wednesday night at a community forum hosted by Bay Medical Center Sa cred Heart Health System. Roughly 50 people at tended the forum, one of several such events the hospital plans to host be fore the end of the open en rollment period on March 31. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires individuals to have health insurance or pay a ne, is complicated and politically divisive, but the purpose of the forums is to inform rather than iname, said Bay Medical spokeswoman Christa Hild. “In general, nobody’s here to pick a political ght,” Hild said. “They’re just here to nd out what’s going on.” An estimated 38,000 Bay County residents are eligi ble for some level of subsi dy, Hild said, and everyone in the region who buys an ACA plan will be insured by Florida Blue. Steve Macomber, a rep resentative of Florida Blue, delivered a brief presen tation and spent much of an hour answering ques tions, many of which were very specic to the inter rogators’ situation. For those specic questions, Macomber recommended contacting an agent with Florida Health Connector. Regina Cummings didn’t want anything to do with the ACA. She showed up because she hoped Florida Blue was Blue Cross Blue Shield. She’d done research on the Internet but was still very confused about the new law. Her biggest take away from Macomber’s presentation was the con tact information for Florida Heath Connectors. “It’s great to know there’s an agent you can sit down with and will help you,” Cummings said. Macomber went over the broad strokes of what the ACA offers, but because each individual’s circum stances are different, he urged audience members to contact an agent who can understand what someone needs from a plan and help get the appropriate subsidy for those who qualify. Because of that, agent Connie LeVasseur expect ed to busy on the phone Thursday morning. “This usually starts the conversation,” she said after the forum. “It heats up around 6 tomorrow morning.” ACA Forum: Confusion reigns S p P E cia CIA L tT O tT HE NEWs S Congratulations to all the Chipley FFA members that participated in the 2013 Sub-District Contests on Dec. 17. The Parliamentary Procedure team won rst place. The team consisted of Carol Boswell, Jessie Massey, Katie Register, Maegen Zauner, Elizabeth Fleener and James Clark. Mikaela Davis won rst place in Prepared Public speaking, Cara Grifn won rst place in Extemporaneous Public speaking and Elizabeth Fleener won second place in Creed Speaking. Dairy judging team members are Denise Pleas, Kelly Jones, Madison Curry and Desiree Beman. FFA TEamsAMS PL acAC E atAT SUB-D istIST R ictICT CO ntNT E stsSTS DOT unveils I-10 study area By BRIAN HUGHES 682-6524 | @cnbBrian brianh@crestviewbulletin.com C RE RE STVIEW EW — Residents and local of cials offered suggestions for Interstate 10 improvements during a Thursday a meet ing hosted by the Florida Department of Transportation. Attendees were offered an overview of the FDOT I-10 Master Plan Middle Sec tion, which encompasses Okaloosa, Wal ton, Holmes, Washington and Jackson counties. Though turnout at the Crestview Com munity Center was light, attendees voiced concerns including access and trafc prob lems. A Jan. 7 wreck near the single Crest view exit caused eastbound trafc to back up for many miles, underscoring the value of a suggested second interchange at the Okaloosa County seat. “We certainly help the study will result in a new interchange at Antioch Road,” Mayor David Cadle said. “We sure need it.” Okaloosa County Commissioner Na than Boyles recently called for the inter change in a letter to the DOT. “I’m just glad we’re talking about it,” Boyles said during Thursday’s meeting. “We’ve acknowledged we have a problem and now we can move to guring out ways to x the problem.” Ponce De Leon property owner Harold Puderer would like to develop his land that straddles both sides of the interstate. How ever, lack of highway access to the property has stymied his plans for an RV park. “We can’t very well develop it without access,” Puderer’s business partner Carol Cumber said. DOT public information ofcer Tanya Branton said the current phase of the study is gathering public comments before starting in March to develop a master plan for the study section. The plan is expected to be completed by the end of June. WantWANT tT O cC O mmMM E ntNT ? Residents wishing to suggest improvements or comment on the Interstate 10 study area between Okaloosa and Jackson Counties may contact consultant project manager Sarah Walker, 1725 Capital Circle NE, Suite 201, Tallahassee FL 32308, 878-977, SaWalker@HNTB.com; or FDOT District 3 project manager Virgie Bowen, Highway 90 E, Chipley FL 32428-0607, 888-638-0250, ext. 1530, Virgie.Bowen@dot.state. .us. BRBR IAN HUHU G HE HE S | News Bulletin Ponce De Leon property owner Harold Puderer offers suggestions for Interstate 10 improvements to FDOT public information ofcer Tanya Branton during Thursday’s meeting in Crestview.

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F AITH www.chipleypaper.com A Section POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $23.14; 26 weeks: $34.65; 52 weeks: $57.75 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Halifax Media Group, 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2013, Halifax Media Group. All Rights Reserved. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: T he entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of Halifax Media Group. Nicole P. Bare eld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Halifax Media Group. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.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 Everybody’s afraid of something. Even the toughest, strongest people in the world have secret fears. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Having no fear whatsoever is a sure sign of a fool. I remember speaking with a World War II veteran who admitted to being terri ed by the sound of bullets ying overhead during combat. He credited that fear with saving his life. It made him more alert and aware of his surroundings, which enabled him to survive. Some fears are obvious, like the fear of physical harm or death. Other phobias might seem trivial, unless you’re the one trying to cope with them. I’ve met people with intense fears of escalators, clowns, moths, cats and ventriloquist dummies. The strongest and most outwardly con dent person I know is secretly terri ed of mice. I had an elementary school teacher with such an intense phobia of ticking clocks that the classroom wall clock had to be removed. To her, the sound of a clock was unbearable because it reminded her of the minutes of her life ticking away. Any student who dared to click a ballpoint pen in class was hastily ejected from the room for daring to make the forbidden ticking sound. Among my personal hang-ups is a fear of heights. For me, a simple act like riding a Ferris wheel can turn into a nightmare. During our last vacation, my husband wanted to climb to the top of a lighthouse. I agreed, despite my anxiety. We ascended a sti ing, narrow stairway on creaking iron steps. As I wound my way increasingly higher, I began trembling. Gripping the thin banister with sweating palms, I tried to mentally assure myself that I’d be ne, despite the frantic pounding of my heart. Upon nally reaching the top, I was treated to a magni cent view. The height initially made me recoil in terror, but it was undeniably beautiful. My husband took a photo of me up there. While I’m smiling for the camera, I’m also clutching the guard rail with a white-knuckled death grip. Despite my fear of heights, I’ve made trips to the top of the St. Louis Arch, dined atop the Space Needle in Seattle, ridden in a rotating high-rise observation tower in Texas, and gazed down from the dizzying heights of the Empire State Building. To get the clearest views in life, sometimes you’ve just got to push ahead until you reach the top. It doesn’t matter if you have a literal fear of heights or not. Fear of any sort can prevent people from reaching the high points in life. Some individuals allow a fear of failure to keep them from trying new things, which can negatively affect careers, relationships, education and even spiritual development. The term “leap of faith” is appropriate. There are times when we have to release our fears, summon our faith, and boldly step out into unfamiliar territory. It’s tough to face fears, but it’s even tougher to let them rule your life. Work on clearing worry, selfdoubt and anxiety from your mind. You’ll be amazed at the new heights that can be reached when you stop allowing fear to obstruct your path. SHANNON SEYLER Faithfully Yours The Harrelsons at Otter Creek PONCE DE LEON — The Harrelsons, will be singing at Otter Creek Methodist Church Saturday, Jan. 18. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Christian Financial Planning CHIPLEY — Sand Hills Baptist Church will be holding a Christian Financial Planning Conference from 8 to 11 a.m. on Jan. 18 at the Church. A snack will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m. For more information call 773-8900. Calvary Hill Gospel Sing VERNON — Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church will be holding a Gospel Sing featuring The Singing Echoes from Cleveland Tenn., at 2 p.m. on Jan 19. The church is located on State Road 277 across from Vernon Elementary School. For more information call 535-0003. Meet and Greet CHIPLEY — The Session and Congregation of Chipley First Presbyterian Church cordially invite the community to a meet and greet their new pastor John “Jack” Homoney from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday afternoon Jan. 19, in the church fellowship hall. The church is at 658 Fifth St. For more information contact the church at 638-1629. ‘Everyone Sing!’ set for Feb. 1 BONIFAY — Bonifay FUMC is hosting “Everyone Sing!” choir festival for area choirs and singers on Feb. 1. All are welcome to participate. We will have group vocal technique classes in the morning followed by a joint rehearsal to learn three songs in the afternoon. The day ends with a concert at 6pm at Bonifay FUMC. Choirs participating include Baptist College of Florida, Walton High School, Bonifay FUMC, and Enterprise Masterworks Choir. For more information please contact royhoobler@ yahoo.com. Faith EVENTS WAUSAU Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday: Closed HOLMES COUNTY Monday: Closed Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed WASHINGTON COUNTY Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: Closed VERNON Monday: Closed Tuesday-Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: Closed SUNNY HILLS Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday: Closed Library HOURS SATURDAY The Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the rst and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. 10 a.m. – noon: Children’s education day 4th Saturday of every month North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road. SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville. MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach of ce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 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 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the rst Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets rst Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A Community CALENDAR Page 4 Saturday, January 11, 2014 Don’t let fear rule your life From Staff Reports ESTO — The gospel group 11th Hour will perform at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 11, at the Mt. 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. Special to the News CHIPLEY — The First Free Will Baptist of Chipley is asking for help. “We have a teenage boy that has been reuni ed with his mother. We are in need of a full or queen bed frame and a dresser or a chest of drawers,” said Kim Nix, Of ce Administrator. “They do not have to match and it does not really matter what they look like. He just needs a bed to sleep in and something to keep his clothes in.” If anyone has either item and they would not mind donating, the church would greatly appreciate it. “Our stock room in Panama City has been wiped out recently and we have nothing else being donated at the moment,” Nix said. “If you have something you would like to donate, please email me and let me know so we can arrange picking it up. Thanks so much.” Nix can be contacted by phone at 638-0598 or by email at kimnix3@gmail. com. Church seeking furniture to aid family 11th Hour to perform in Esto

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Local Washington County News | A5 Saturday, January 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS Saturday, January 11, 2014 Washington County News | A5 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8:00am-5:00pm. Call (850)638-1483 I Jimie Lee Clayton Jr., As of this date 01-06-2014 I am not responsible for any debt other than my own from this date on. 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 1-3502 NORTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE 2014 *All meetings are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., ET, at District Headquarters, 81Water Management Drive, Havana, FL 32333, unless otherwise indicated. January 9, 2014 February 13, 2014 March 13, 2014 April 10, 2014 May 8, 2014 June 12, 2014 July 10, 2014 August 14, 2014 *September 11, 2014 Governing Board 4:00 p.m., ET Budget Public Hearing 5:05 p.m., ET *September 25, 2014 Budget Public Hearing 5:05 p.m., ET October 9, 2014 November 13, 2014 December 11, 2014 As published in the Washington County News Jan 11, 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 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 kbryant@perry-mccall.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. 7LUHGRI 6HDUFKLQJ )RU%X\HUV" 3ODFLQJDFODVVLHGDGLVDQ HDV\DQGDIIRUGDEOHZD\WRPDNH\RXUZDUHV WKHIRFXVRIDWWHQWLRQDPRQJSRWHQWLDOEX\ HUV:KDWDUH\RXZDLWLQJIRU"&RQWDFWXV WRGD\DQGVWDUWWXUQLQJWKHVWXII\RXGRQW ZDQWLQWRVRPHWKLQJ\RXGRZDQW &$6+ *(77+,1*6029,1* :,7+7+(&/$66,),('6 7/" "1 /9 7nxn‡"£" "-"1 /9/-‡6,/-, nxx{‡™{£{ Community EVENTS Chipola Cheer Extravaganza today MARIANNA — The 2014 Chipola College Cheerleading Extravaganza will be at 10 a.m. today in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center. Middle and high school squads from across the Florida panhandle and southeast Alabama will compete. Several All Star squads also will perform, as well as the Florida State University and Troy University cheerleading squads. General admission is $5. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. For information, visit www.chipolaathletics.com ACHC Open ALFORD — Alford Community Health Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen today. ACHC is a free clinic for patients who do not have medical insurance and who meet federal income guidelines. The clinic is staffed by qualied physicians, nurses and courteous assistants dedicated to providing quality health care to those with shortterm illnesses, as well as chronic conditions. Appointments are available by calling 263-7106 or 209-5501, and walk-ins are always welcome. All patients are urged to sign in before 11 a.m. ACHC is located two blocks east of Highway 231 in Alford, at 1770 Carolina St. Cogongrass in the Panhandle workshop CHIPLEY — The University of Florida Extension Ofce will have a Cogongrass in the Panhandle workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Washington County Extension Ofce. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes lunch. Other workshop locations are at the Escambia, Okaloosa, Leon and Jefferson county extension ofces. Workshops at these locations will be at the same date and time. Please preregister by call 689-5850 or by going to https://www.eventbrite. com/e/cogongrass-in-the-panhandleworkshop-tickets-1000994300 9 Remember to specify which location when calling or choose the correct ticket for the location you wish to attend. CEUs will be available. Harpist to perform as part of Artist Series MARIANNA — 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, Mendieta’s “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 at www. chipola.edu and will be available at the box ofce. 2013-14 Florida Bull Test Sale The Florida Bull Test Sale is scheduled for Jan. 18 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna. The 14th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 126 consignments from 40 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and North Carolina. There were 67 Angus, seven Charolais, two Hereford, three Red Angus, 33 SimAngus and 14 Simmental consignments born between August and December 2012. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on Aug. 20, 2013. The last day of test was Dec. 11, 2013. In addition, a hallmark of the test is that individual feed intake is assessed to establish feed efciency. At completion of the test, the entire group of bulls averaged 3.45 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from 1.81 to 5.31 pounds per day. Activities with the Bull Test conclude with a sale on Saturday, Jan. 18. Only bulls meeting specic benchmarks are eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences and carcass ultrasound data is available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase. For more information, including pictures of all bulls, visit http://nfrec.ifas.u.edu/_bull_ test or call 850-394-9124. Catalogs for the sale are available by request. 3-D Archery Tournament set CHIPLEY — A 3-D Archery Tournament will be Jan. 18 at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports. Come have fun and compete for prizes while you help raise funds for Top Nocks 4-H Club go to state competitions. Classes will be Youth 8-10, Youth 11-13, Youth 14-17, Women’s Hunter, Men’s Hunter and open class. Adult classes will follow ASA rules. Registration will begin on-site at 9 a.m. with shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 for adult classes and $10 for youth classes. Registration includes the shooter’s lunch. Extra plates will be $5 per plate. There will be a long shot contest for a prize. Long shot will be three shots for $5. For more info call Greg Mayo at 703-0120. Prom and Bridal Expo CHIPLEY — The Chipley Women’s 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. Booths will be lled by vendors of all the services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, orists, linens and other decorating accents, limousines, hair stylists, make-up artists, nail technicians, jewelers, videographers, DJ’s, musicians and more. Prom dresses, mother-of-the-bride apparel and all the accessories will be modeled during the last hour of the expo. Door prizes will be given as guest visit the venders booths. For more information, call 260-5896. City of Chipley seeking baseball/softball umpires The city of Chipley will begin its 2014 baseball/softball season in March. The season will last from the rst full week in March until the rst full week of May. The city is always in need of people willing to umpire ball games. Ofcials must be at least 16 years of age and pass a background check. If you are interested, call Guy Lane at 6386348 or 658-2773. Jennie Finch coming to Chipola for softball camp MARIANNA — Area softball players will have the once-ina-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball eld on Jan. 25-26. The two-day Chipola camp will include instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Registration fee is $250. No onsite registration will be available. The Skills Camp will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion. Finch and other softball greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball. The camp will continue from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 26. Skills camp coaches will include 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 718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 573-1508. ‘Spring into Vegetable Gardening’ BONIFAY — The Holmes County Extension Ofce will have an interactive video series for novice gardeners from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4 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. 2014 baseball and softball sign-ups CHIPLEY — The City of Chipley is now holding baseball and softball sign-ups. Parents may sign their children up at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To play T-ball children must be between 4 and 6 years old as of May 1, 2014. T-ball is open to boys and girls, and the cost will be $42 before Jan. 17 and $47 after. Dixie Youth is open to boys ages 7-12 as of May 1, 2014. Dixie Boys is open to boys ages 13-14 as of May 1, 2014. Dixie Girls is open to girls ages 7-14 as of Jan. 1, 2014. All Dixie league team registrations will cost $42 before Jan 17 and $51 after. Player evaluations will be Jan. 13, 14 and 16. Evaluations will be for 7 years old and up. Evaluations are not mandatory; every child who registers on time will be placed on a team. Parents should call Pals Park at 638-6348 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 at palspark@cityofchipley.co m

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A6 | Washington County News Saturday, January 11, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 1120780 N positions at Available Posit i Nurse/CNA/MA Front Office/Reception Doctor/ARNP/PA Behavioral Health/Socia Emailre o PanCare 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)8724 o 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 Sales The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experienced Sales Manager Who 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: z Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. z 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. z Communicates and advocates the company’s 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. z Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. z 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 solution’s ROI for the client. Requirements: z Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. z Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. z Successful record of team building and leadership. z Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. z Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. z A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition z Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. z 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. z Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. z Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. z Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. z Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations z 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 lgrimes@pcnh.com EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654 Logistics/Transportation The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a Two (2) TEMPORARY HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I positions in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. Graduation from an accredited high school or general education degree (GED) is required. Applicants must have one (1) year verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment or six (6) months on the job training with the County in the operation of minor heavy equipment and have achieved departmental standards for operating equipment or successful completion of a six (6) month heavy equipment operator program from an accredited school. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. A valid Florida Class B CDL driver’s 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 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 City’s 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 City’s behalf, and supporting the Mayor, Council Members and other personnel directly involved in the City’s 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 a Knowledge of effective budget processes, administrative principles, practices, procedures and methods. a Working knowledge of legal advertising requirements, intergovernmental relations, election laws and procedures, and procurement laws and procedures. a Considerable knowledge of the practice and methods, and state regulations for public records management, retention, and disposition. a Ability to effectively organize, supervise, train, and direct employees. a Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office & Quick Books Pro a Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. a Knowledge of accounts receivable and payable Training & Experience a High School Diploma or equivalent; prior city, town, or other governmental experience is a plus. Special Requirements a Notary Public of the State of Florida, or obtain license within three (3) months of employment. a Valid Florida Driver’s License. a Ability to be bonded The City of Vernon is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation and a driver’s 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: 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. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746. Singlewide and Doublewide for rent Bonifay and Chipley water and sewage included. 638-2999. 02 HONDA RECON 250 RUNS PERFECT. NEW BATT FRONT BRAKES & OIL. NEEDS REAR BRAKE WORK & LEFT FRONT TIRE LEAKS. CAN RIDE NOW WITH NO ISSUES! $800 (850) 258-3561 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. 2BR cabin 1BA, no pets. $400 month, 1st, and last month. Deposit required. 229-400-5645. 8 miles South Bonifay 2BR/1BA Duplex Home. Application Required. $550/Month. 850-638-7128. 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. (850)638-1918 House For Rent In Chipley, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, sunroom, one car attached garage, ready for immediate occupancy. Progressive Realty, 850-638-8220. 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 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 Office Space 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 Install/Maint/Repair Laborers Father & Son Inc. now hiring laborer for interstate fencing project. Must have valid DL. Call John at 352-538-1423 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. AUCTION Roofing Company Liquidation, Online Auction Only, Bid Dec. 27 thru Jan. 14, Items Located in Maryland & Florida. Motley’s Auction & Realty Group, 804-2323300, www.motleys. com, VAAL #16 Electric Scooter Very Good condition $200. call 850-703-0746. Pant’s need hemming? Call 260-4241 Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2014. 850-718-1859. 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 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414