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Washington County news
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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 Faith Events A4 WEEKEND Washington County News Kindergarten Registration WASHINGTON COUNTY Kate M. Smith and Vernon Elementary schools will begin Kindergarten Registration Tuesday, April 8, for the 20142015 school year. You can stop by the school of ce to pick up a registration packet. All requirements for registration will be attached to the packet. All forms and proper documentation must complete for child to be registered. Children must be ve years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2014. Community Easter Egg Hunt CHIPLEY The Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Shivers Park. Please contact Anne Chenault at 638-1830 or Sherri Biddle at 638-7348 if you would like to participate. Movie Fun at the Library VERNON Looking for an afternoon of entertainment? Come to the Sam Mitchell branch of the Washington County Public Library at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, and see a movie! The movie showing will be Disneys The Pirate Fairy. There will be free popcorn. For more information, call 638-1314. Couple les suit after denied marriage license By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.co m CHIPLEY The debate over same-sex marriage is making its mark locally with the ling of a lawsuit against Washington County Interim Clerk of Court Harold Bazzel after his of ce refused to issue a marriage license for a local gay couple. We followed the law, said Bazzel. The statute in Florida says marriage must be between a man and a woman. Stephen Schlairet and Ozzie Russ of Chipley led the suit with the U.S. District Court Wednesday, March 21, naming Bazzel and several other defendants, including Governor Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi. The couple is seeking to have the law declared unconstitutional. Schlairet and Russ, who have been Chipley residents since they rst partnered in 1999, registered as domestic partners in Ft. Lauderdale in 2001. The couple had not responded to the News request for comment at press time, but the formal complaint states their constitutional rights Planning Commission approves cell tower By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.com CARYVILLE Cellular phone and broadband service may be getting better for some Washington County residents with the Washington County Planning Commissions approval of the placement of a cell phone tower near Caryville by Intellicom USA, LLC. The 250-ft. guyed communication tower would be located on approximately 192 acres near 5008 Burns Lake Rd. in Caryville. The company says it would have the capacity to service four carriers, including enhanced service for Washington Countys E-911 and public safety communications, which the company would provide at no extra charge to tax payers. Communications companies currently planned to be serviced by the tower are Panama City based wireless broadband company CityNet and AT&T. A fourth service port is open on the tower and can be used by another company at a later date. Planning Commission board member Jim Ackerman says the tower will help an underserved area of Washington County. (This tower) is plugging a pretty big hole in our coverage area, said Ackerman. The next closest communication towers to that community are located about five miles away from the proposed tower, off I-10. Child advocates raise abuse awareness By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.com Local agencies commemorated April as National Child Abuse Prevention month by placing pinwheels around Washington County as part of Pinwheels for Prevention, a national campaign to engage individuals and communities in actions that prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever begins. The month of April is devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our community into a place that By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.co m CHIPLEY While of cials are waiting to hear about the future of the Washington County Courthouse, records custodians want to ensure the security and availability of county records. Of cial records in care of the Washington County Clerks Of ce date back to the 1840s. All non-digital records are in the process of being moved to a temporary storage room at the Washington County Agricultural Center on Jackson Avenue and will eventually be scanned as an effort to both preserve the original records and allow easier access. The process should be complete within the next two weeks, Gay marriage suit led Until the statute changes or is found unconstitutional, it is the law. HAROLD BAZZEL Interim Clerk of Court See LAWSUIT A4 County nds temporary storage for records See STORAGE A2 Aryana Lodge, daughter of Jennifer Lodge, helps place pinwheels at the Big Bend Community Based Care of ce on South Blvd. in Chipley to help raise awareness about child abuse. CAROL KENT | The News Saturday, APRIL 5 2014 Volume 90, Number 102 See PINWHEELS A2 INDEX Kiwanis ................................. A4 Faith Events ........................... A4 Classi eds ............................. A3

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Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, April 5, 2014 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P. O Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USP S 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $20; 26 weeks: $28.70; 52 weeks: $48.60 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $24.30; 26 weeks: $36.40; 52 weeks: $60.70 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. Copy right 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. Bareeld, Publisher Carol Kent, 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 USPUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: nbareeld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPOR TS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULA TION 850-638-0212 clamb@ chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service 1-800-345-8688 EDITOR Carol Kent: ckent@ chipleypaper.com 850-638-0212 ADVER TISING Jessica Collins: jcollins@chipley paper.com cares about and actively supports families and children, said Tamara L. Hampton, Family Support Worker Supervisor for Healthy Families of North Florida. Many residents of Chipley may see the pinwheels around town during this time. The pinwheel was chosen to represent the hope and promise that every child deserves to be raised in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. Hampton also gave words of encouragement for stressed-out parents. In todays stressful times, many families are struggling and juggling with nances and taking care of their children, she said. Its no secret that parents can reach a breaking point. Healthy Families helps promote positive family-child relationships, and there are many resources that can help you through difcult emotional times. Take the time to reach out if you need help. Parents, be educated; you will have safer and healthier children. Hampton also says April also serves as a reminder to thank those who take care of the communitys abused and neglected children. (Whether it be a) police ofcer, case-worker, an advocate, nurse, volunteer, school secretary, or whomever, take the time to say thanks. For information on Healthy Families and their resources for parents, contact the ofce at (850) 482-2001. PINWHEELS from page A1 L u m b e r F i r e wo od L an d C le an i n g CAROL KE NT | The News Research Clerk Libby Nalls organizes felony les at the Washington County Agricultural Center, which is serving as a temporary archive for non-digital county records. according to the Washington County Clerks ofce. The felony records are being moved now, and the civil records will be moved next week, said Tammy Kelly, Ex ecutive Assistant to Interim Clerk Harold Bazzel. Mean while, the newer records can still be accessed digitally, and the older ones may be accessed by coming to the recorders ofce to make arrangements to obtain them. Arrangements will have to be made for any records dating back further than the mid-1980s. STORAGE from page A1 CO NT RIBU T ED PH O T O | Healthy Families of North FloridaTrivia Richardson & Elizabeth King, Family Support Workers with Healthy Families of North Florida support the community with Prevent Child Abuse pinwheels. CAROL KE NT | The News Representatives of Big Bend Community Based Care, Healthy Families and Anchorage Childrens Home placed pinwheels around the community to commemorate Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Washington County News | A3 Saturday, April 5, 2014 A4 | Washington County News Saturday, April 5, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS Logistics/Transportation The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I Dump Truck Driver positions in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. The primary function of the Heavy Equipment Operator I will be to operate machinery in connection with the construction, repair, and maintenance of roads and right-of-ways within Washington County. Minimum Training and Experience: Graduation from standard high school or general education degree (GED) required. One year of verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment. Valid Florida Class A or B CDL Drivers License required. Class A preferred. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. Applications may be accessed on-line at www.washingtonfl.com. Applications and job descriptions may also be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. All interested applicants MUST submit an Employment Application to the Human Resources Department in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office by 4:00 PM on April 14, 2014. All questions regarding this position or other vacancies should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 850-415-5151. The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Veterans Preference is accepted in accordance with FS 295.08. Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Workplace Web Id 34285219 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 4-3418 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that Michael V Wilbur Living Trust, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Certificate Number 3294 Year of Issuance 2008 Parcel 14-1277-0028 Description of Property LOT 28 BLOCK 1277 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 pg 10-25. Assessed to Lido Petretti Said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley on May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2014, HAROLD BAZZEL, CLERK AD INTERIM, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By Trudee Wills, Deputy Clerk Apr 05, 12, 19, 26, 2014 3-3389 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de WASHINGTON, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 5 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 1.er Distrito: retencin de 6 jueces Juez del Circuito, 14. Circuito Judicial: grupos 4, 7, 9 y 10 Secretario del Tribunal del Circuito y Contralor Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Orange Hill: grupos 2 y 4 April 5,19, 2014. 3-3390 **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in WASHINGTON County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2014, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet -Governor Florida Cabinet -Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet -Attorney General Florida Cabinet -Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet -Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 5 First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six Judges Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 4, 7, 9 and 10 Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Orange Hill Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 April 5, 19, 2014 4-3417 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that Michael V. Wilbur Living Trust, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Certificate Number 3295 Year of Issuance 2008 Parcel 14-1277-0029 Description of Property LOT 29 BLOCK 1277 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 pg 10-25. Assessed to Lido Petretti Said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley on May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2014, HAROLD BAZZEL, CLERK AD INTERIM, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By Trudee Wills, Deputy Clerk Apr 05, 12, 19, 26, 2014 4-3457 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1939 Year of Issuance 2009 Number: 01-0043-0002 Name in which Assessed: Reuven Presser Description of Property: Lot 2, Block 43, Sunny Hills Unit 1.Full legal can be obtained in the Washington County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 24th day of March 2014. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington Co, Florida by: Kayla E, Deputy Clerk April 5,12,19,26 2014. 4-3442 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14 CP 19 IN RE: ESTATE OF BEULAH JUNE FRENCH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Beulah June French, deceased, whose date of death was August 30, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 647, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 29, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: JOY MARLER MASTERS Floria Bar # 0854581 Burke, Blue, Hutchinson, Walters & Smith, P.A. 221 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 (850) 769-1414 jmasters@burkeblue.com Personal Representative: Merritt Euene French 2023 Abassador Court Sunny Hills, FL 32428 March 29 and April 5, 2014 4-3441 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 67-11-CA-432 THE DELTONA CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. DONNA RAMOS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:DONNA RAMOS, residence unknown, whose last known address is 802 CYPRESS BLVD., APT. 106, POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069, if alive, and if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under or against them and all other persons claiming any right, title or interest in the real property described below. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Washington County, Florida: Lot 7, Block 1106, of SUNNY HILLS UNIT NINETEEN, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 65 through 79, of the Public Records of Washington County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Charles E. Berk, Esquire, the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 5056, Ocala, Florida 34478, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court no later than 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice of action; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint filed herein. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days.If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, & Washington Counties ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and the Seal of this Court, this 25 day of March, 2014. HAROLD BAZZEL, CLERK AD INTERIM, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA By K. McDaniel As Deputy Clerk CHARLES E. BERK Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 5056 Ocala, Florida 34478 Phone: (352) 629-1155 March 29, April 5, 2014. 4-3455 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1940 Year of Issuance 2009 Number: 01-0043-0003 Name in which Assessed: Reuven Presser Description of Property: Lot 3, Block 43, Sunny Hills Unit 1.Full legal can be obtained in the Washington County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 24th day of March 2014. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington Co, Florida by: Kayla E, Deputy Clerk April, 5,12,19,26 2014. 4-3449 Whereabouts Notice for James Lassiter, father of the minor child, Alana Elizabeth Sheppard Anyone knowing the whereabouts of James Lassiter, father of Alana Elizabeth Sheppard, female born on August 5, 2010, in the LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center, City of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana or having any knowledge of his location is asked to contact Attorney Bernard J. Francis, Sr., at 1411 McKinley Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346 or call 225-473-8535. April 2,5, 2014 4-3454 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for a water use permit has been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number I 07457 filed 03/26/2014 Clifford W. White, 4070 Highway 79, P.O. Box 547, Vernon, FL 32462-0547 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 43,200 gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for Agricultural Irrigation use by existing and proposed facilities.. General withdrawal location(s) in Washington County: T02N, R15W, Sec. 7A Interested persons may submit written comments/objection or submit a written request for the notice of proposed agency action (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333. A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be requested in order to be advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Written comments/objection or NOPAA requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on April 23, 2014. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of the permit application to all substantially affected persons. April 5, 2014. 4-3458 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY Case Number: 14-02-CA TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK, successor by merger to Bay Bank & Trust Co., Plaintiff, vs. DARLENE WALTERS DAVIS, FRANCES WALTERS ANTONELLI, IF MARRIED THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES, AND IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, CREDITORS, GRANTEES AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM, UNKNOWN TENANT NUMBER ONE, UNKNOWN TENANT NUMBER TWO and LEISURE LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated the 24th day of March, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash for cash at the front door of the Washington County Government Offices Building, 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, Florida at 11:00 a.m. (CT), on May 21, 2014, the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment: Lot B-4 of First Addition to Leisure Lakes, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 179 of the Public Records of Washington County, Florida. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on the 25 day of March, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk April 5 and 12, 2014 The Romantic Novel of the Year! almostdestin.com. HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised. Best Health Guar.262-993-0460 Annual Spring Farm and Construction Auction April 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Highway 231 North, Campbellton, FL 32426. (3) Local Farm Dispersals, (2) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Departments, City and County, Plus Consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC FL # 642 850-263-0473 OFFICE 850-258-7652 CHAD MASON 850-849-0792 GERALD MASON www.masonauction.com Website Two (2) Broyhill matching sofas. Excellent condition. $200.00 each. 850-547-2388. Big Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 behind the Bonifay Armory, Rain or Shine. Clothes, shoes, knickknacks, toys, dishes, lamps, Etc. To much to list! Something for everyone! Come Check it out! Yall come! LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Ala. Near Courthouse. Semiannual, 9 mile community yard sale, Saturday, April 5 7a.m.-until. tools, furniture, kitchen appliances, books, jewelry, glasswares clothes all sizes, and lots of Misc. items. 5 miles south of New Hope, Hwy 2, & 8 miles north of Westville on Hwy 179A. Yard Sale April 4 and 5, 9 AM until. Two families, Tools, Household, Misc... Lots of Stuff. 1583 Hudson Rd. Westville/Prosperity. Yard Sale, April 4 and 5. Three families, 10 AM until. Lots of Misc Items! 1629 Hudson Road Westville/Prosperity Yard Sale. April 5th. FL. Springs RV Park in Bonifay. 8am-until. Sites available for $20.00. 850-774-3719. For Sale. Misc Farm Equipment. 638-7586. Store, office or art gallery $250 MO with full bath sink and stove. Downtown Bonifay visible for business. 850-547-5244. 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. Logistics/Transport Class ACDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Sign On Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www .perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34284633 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 Classieds

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A4 | Washington County News Saturday, April 5, 2014 Local CLASSIFIEDS Saturday, April 5, 2014 Washington County News | A5 Install/Maint/Repair Groundskeeper The City of Chipley is accepting applications for Grounds Keeper. Minimum Qualifications must have completed W.C.I. inmate supervisor training course and have a valid W.C.I. card, or be eligible for card; general knowledge of lawn care; basic knowledge of the functions of lawn equipment; ability to project a courteous and polite attitude to public, supervisors and subordinates; and able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Mail or hand deliver application and/or resume to City Clerk, City of Chipley, P.O. Box 1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. Web Id 34284933 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here -Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877741-9260 www.FixJets .com CDL-A Team Owner Operators: $2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries nfipart ners.com DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-368-1964 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 Food grade tankers, Class-A CDL w/tanker endorsement, Prefer 2 yrs experience, Mileage & Drop Pay, Vacation, Health, Dental & 401k. For information call 800-569-6816 or go to our website www.ottery transportation.com Heating And Air Conditioning Technician Training! Fast Track, Hands On, National Certification Program. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-877-994-9904 NURSING CAREERS begin here -Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualified students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219 REGIONAL DRIVERS! Get Home EVERY Week + Excellent Benefits. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608. Students Check Out The New Pay Increase! Apply @ AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer -Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Executive Office Space for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 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 Nice 2/BR Apartment, family oriented complex, Rental assistance, and HUD in Vernon. 638-4640. Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay Studio and 2 Bdr Units $375-480/mo Includes City Utilities (850)557-7732 2BR cabin 1BA, no pets. $400 month, 1st, and last month. Deposit required. 229-400-5645. 8 miles South Bonifay 3BR/2BA House for rent/sale in Chipley. CHA, large lot, fruit trees. No HUD. 850-481-5352, 850-326-3319. For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Home Bonifay area. $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 House For Rent Vernon, 3BR/1BA, Large fenced backyard, Quite, $600/MO, $600/DEP, Reference required. 850-625-6997 Small 2BR/1BA out in country near Gap Lake. $400/month plus security. Sorry No Pets 850-258-3815 or 850-773-1352 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO and up. Includes Garbage, sewage, and lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 3BR/1.5BAin Wausau $400.00/mth + security deposit. No pets. 850-113-1352 or 850-258-3815. Mobile Home For Rent 3BR/2BA in Chipley Area $650 Very private w/Big Back Yard. NO PETS. Leave # for return Call 850-258-1594. 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 in Chipley and Bonifay. Water and sewage included. Lease required. 850-638-2999. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746. For Sale 3BR/2BA, CHA, Large lot, brick, fruit trees, optional large workshop, in Chipley. Price reduced. 850-481-5352 or 850-326-3319. Handyman Special Frame House in Westville on 1.25 acres. 850-333-0157 Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. 5 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 850-326-9109. NEAR BOONE, NC 2+/-ac. tract 350ft of rushing streams 3000ft elevation private and secluded underground utilities and paved roads from only $9900. Call 1-877-717-5273 ext91 Tennessee Log Home Sale! Saturday April 12th Only. New 1200 sf ready to finish log cabin on 10 acres with FREE Boat Slip on 160,000 acre recreational lake. Only $89,900. Excellent financing. Call now 877-888-0267, x76 Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 888-260-0905 Ext. 17. Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 The marriage license information sheet was lled out by the couple Wednesday, March 14, but denied by the Washington County Clerks Of ce, citing Florida Statute 741.212, which prohibits issuing marriage license for same-sex couples. were violated by the clerks of ces refusal to issue a marriage license. Due to their status as a same-sex couple who cannot legally marry in Florida, Plaintiffs Schlairet and Russ have suffered injury they would not have suffered had they been an opposite sex couple, read the complaint. By implementing and enforcing the Statute and Florida Constitutional Amendment, the defendants have deprived, and continue to deprive, the plaintiffs of rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The suit also cites the couples ineligibly for homestead exemption, shared insurance bene ts and other legal protections afforded to legally married couples. Meanwhile, Bazzel says his responsibility is not to make the law, but rather to follow it. Until the statute changes or is found unconstitutional, it is the law, said Bazzel. No clerk in the state can do anything until a judge rules otherwise or the law changes. The Attorney Generals of ce states no further action has taken place in the case so far. LAWSUIT from page A1 A4 | Washington County News Saturday, April 5, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS Logistics/Transportation The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I Dump Truck Driver positions in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. The primary function of the Heavy Equipment Operator I will be to operate machinery in connection with the construction, repair, and maintenance of roads and right-of-ways within Washington County. Minimum Training and Experience: Graduation from standard high school or general education degree (GED) required. One year of verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment. Valid Florida Class A or B CDL Drivers License required. Class A preferred. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. Applications may be accessed on-line at www.washingtonfl.com. Applications and job descriptions may also be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. All interested applicants MUST submit an Employment Application to the Human Resources Department in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office by 4:00 PM on April 14, 2014. All questions regarding this position or other vacancies should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 850-415-5151. The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Veterans Preference is accepted in accordance with FS 295.08. Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Workplace Web Id 34285219 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 4-3418 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that Michael V Wilbur Living Trust, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Certificate Number 3294 Year of Issuance 2008 Parcel 14-1277-0028 Description of Property LOT 28 BLOCK 1277 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 pg 10-25. Assessed to Lido Petretti Said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley on May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2014, HAROLD BAZZEL, CLERK AD INTERIM, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By Trudee Wills, Deputy Clerk Apr 05, 12, 19, 26, 2014 3-3389 **OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de WASHINGTON, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 2 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 5 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 1.er Distrito: retencin de 6 jueces Juez del Circuito, 14. Circuito Judicial: grupos 4, 7, 9 y 10 Secretario del Tribunal del Circuito y Contralor Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 4 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Orange Hill: grupos 2 y 4 April 5,19, 2014. 3-3390 **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in WASHINGTON County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2014, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: Representative in Congress: District 2 Florida Cabinet -Governor Florida Cabinet -Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet -Attorney General Florida Cabinet -Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet -Commissioner of Agriculture State Representative: District 5 First District Court of Appeal: Retention of Six Judges Circuit Judge, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit: Groups 4, 7, 9 and 10 Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller School Board: Districts 1, 4 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Orange Hill Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 2 and 4 April 5, 19, 2014 4-3417 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that Michael V. Wilbur Living Trust, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Tax Certificate Number 3295 Year of Issuance 2008 Parcel 14-1277-0029 Description of Property LOT 29 BLOCK 1277 SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14 as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3 pg 10-25. Assessed to Lido Petretti Said property being in Washington County, Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley on May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 3rd day of April, 2014, HAROLD BAZZEL, CLERK AD INTERIM, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA By Trudee Wills, Deputy Clerk Apr 05, 12, 19, 26, 2014 4-3457 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1939 Year of Issuance 2009 Number: 01-0043-0002 Name in which Assessed: Reuven Presser Description of Property: Lot 2, Block 43, Sunny Hills Unit 1.Full legal can be obtained in the Washington County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 24th day of March 2014. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington Co, Florida by: Kayla E, Deputy Clerk April 5,12,19,26 2014. 4-3442 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14 CP 19 IN RE: ESTATE OF BEULAH JUNE FRENCH, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Beulah June French, deceased, whose date of death was August 30, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 647, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 29, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: JOY MARLER MASTERS Floria Bar # 0854581 Burke, Blue, Hutchinson, Walters & Smith, P.A. 221 McKenzie Avenue Panama City, Florida 32401 (850) 769-1414 jmasters@burkeblue.com Personal Representative: Merritt Euene French 2023 Abassador Court Sunny Hills, FL 32428 March 29 and April 5, 2014 4-3441 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 67-11-CA-432 THE DELTONA CORPORATION, A DELAWARE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. DONNA RAMOS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO:DONNA RAMOS, residence unknown, whose last known address is 802 CYPRESS BLVD., APT. 106, POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069, if alive, and if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under or against them and all other persons claiming any right, title or interest in the real property described below. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Washington County, Florida: Lot 7, Block 1106, of SUNNY HILLS UNIT NINETEEN, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 65 through 79, of the Public Records of Washington County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Charles E. Berk, Esquire, the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P. O. Box 5056, Ocala, Florida 34478, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court no later than 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice of action; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint filed herein. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days.If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, & Washington Counties ADA Coordinator P.O. Box 1089 Panama City, Florida 32402 Phone: 850-747-5338 Fax: (850) 747-5717 Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour ts.org WITNESS my hand and the Seal of this Court, this 25 day of March, 2014. HAROLD BAZZEL, CLERK AD INTERIM, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA By K. McDaniel As Deputy Clerk CHARLES E. BERK Attorney for Plaintiff P. O. Box 5056 Ocala, Florida 34478 Phone: (352) 629-1155 March 29, April 5, 2014. 4-3455 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Bob Forrest Germany, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1940 Year of Issuance 2009 Number: 01-0043-0003 Name in which Assessed: Reuven Presser Description of Property: Lot 3, Block 43, Sunny Hills Unit 1.Full legal can be obtained in the Washington County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 24th day of March 2014. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington Co, Florida by: Kayla E, Deputy Clerk April, 5,12,19,26 2014. 4-3449 Whereabouts Notice for James Lassiter, father of the minor child, Alana Elizabeth Sheppard Anyone knowing the whereabouts of James Lassiter, father of Alana Elizabeth Sheppard, female born on August 5, 2010, in the LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center, City of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana or having any knowledge of his location is asked to contact Attorney Bernard J. Francis, Sr., at 1411 McKinley Street, Donaldsonville, Louisiana 70346 or call 225-473-8535. April 2,5, 2014 4-3454 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WATER USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application for a water use permit has been received by the Northwest Florida Water Management District: Application number I 07457 filed 03/26/2014 Clifford W. White, 4070 Highway 79, P.O. Box 547, Vernon, FL 32462-0547 Requesting an annual average daily withdrawal of 43,200 gallons per day from the Floridan Aquifer System for Agricultural Irrigation use by existing and proposed facilities.. General withdrawal location(s) in Washington County: T02N, R15W, Sec. 7A Interested persons may submit written comments/objection or submit a written request for the notice of proposed agency action (NOPAA) regarding the application by writing to: Division of Resource Regulation, Northwest Florida Water Management District, attn: Terri Peterson, 152 Water Management Drive, Havana, Florida 32333. A NOPAA will be mailed only to persons who have filed such requests. A NOPAA must be requested in order to be advised of further proceedings and any public hearing date. Written comments/objection or NOPAA requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on April 23, 2014. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. Publication of this notice constitutes constructive notice of the permit application to all substantially affected persons. April 5, 2014. 4-3458 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY Case Number: 14-02-CA TRUSTMARK NATIONAL BANK, successor by merger to Bay Bank & Trust Co., Plaintiff, vs. DARLENE WALTERS DAVIS, FRANCES WALTERS ANTONELLI, IF MARRIED THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES, AND IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, CREDITORS, GRANTEES AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM, UNKNOWN TENANT NUMBER ONE, UNKNOWN TENANT NUMBER TWO and LEISURE LAKES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated the 24th day of March, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash for cash at the front door of the Washington County Government Offices Building, 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, Florida at 11:00 a.m. (CT), on May 21, 2014, the following described property set forth in the Summary Final Judgment: Lot B-4 of First Addition to Leisure Lakes, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 179 of the Public Records of Washington County, Florida. 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on the 25 day of March, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk April 5 and 12, 2014 The Romantic Novel of the Year! almostdestin.com. HAVANESE PUPS AKC Home Raised. Best Health Guar.262-993-0460 Annual Spring Farm and Construction Auction April 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Highway 231 North, Campbellton, FL 32426. (3) Local Farm Dispersals, (2) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Departments, City and County, Plus Consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC FL # 642 850-263-0473 OFFICE 850-258-7652 CHAD MASON 850-849-0792 GERALD MASON www.masonauction.com Website Two (2) Broyhill matching sofas. Excellent condition. $200.00 each. 850-547-2388. Big Yard Sale Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 behind the Bonifay Armory, Rain or Shine. Clothes, shoes, knickknacks, toys, dishes, lamps, Etc. To much to list! Something for everyone! Come Check it out! Yall come! LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Ala. Near Courthouse. Semiannual, 9 mile community yard sale, Saturday, April 5 7a.m.-until. tools, furniture, kitchen appliances, books, jewelry, glasswares clothes all sizes, and lots of Misc. items. 5 miles south of New Hope, Hwy 2, & 8 miles north of Westville on Hwy 179A. Yard Sale April 4 and 5, 9 AM until. Two families, Tools, Household, Misc... Lots of Stuff. 1583 Hudson Rd. Westville/Prosperity. Yard Sale, April 4 and 5. Three families, 10 AM until. Lots of Misc Items! 1629 Hudson Road Westville/Prosperity Yard Sale. April 5th. FL. Springs RV Park in Bonifay. 8am-until. Sites available for $20.00. 850-774-3719. For Sale. Misc Farm Equipment. 638-7586. Store, office or art gallery $250 MO with full bath sink and stove. Downtown Bonifay visible for business. 850-547-5244. 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. Logistics/Transport Class ACDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Sign On Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www .perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34284633 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 CAROL KENT | The News Treasures Home School group, which meets in Chipley, recently had a sewing lesson as part of their Home Economics Class. Angela Clemmons taught students how to make homemade pillows, and the students decided to donate their pillows to local foster children. Above (front row from left), students Samantha Lodge, Hannah Shaffett, Alexandria Lodge and Jessie Owen present the pillows to staff of Anchorage Childrens Home and Big Bend Community Based Care, who partner in care for area children. Staff pictured from left are: Kelley Clima, Monica Blazuk, Leslie Hall, Angie Rodriquez, Jeannie Champion, Eva Brown, Belinda McCorvey, Frank Everson and Crystal Gery. MADE WITH LOVE Christian Haven Gospel Jam CHIPLEY The Christian Haven Church Gospel Jam is set for 6 p.m. this evening, April 5. Refreshments will be provided. Come and enjoy an evening of music and fellowship. For more information, call 773-2602. Union Hill Baptist Church Homecoming BETHLEHEM Union Hill Baptist Church will celebrate their 110th Homecoming, Sunday, April 6. FOUR CALVARY, a local Southern Gospel quartet, will be in concert at 10 a.m., and again during the 11 a.m. worship service. Immediately following the morning worship service, there will be a fellowship meal. The 11 a.m. Homecoming speaker will be the Rev. Robb Goodman. Rev. Goodman has been the Senior Pastor of the Summerville Baptist Church in Phoenix City, Ala. since 2005. Holy Week BONIFAY Bonifay First United Methodist Church Holy Week and Easter schedule is as follows: At noon Wednesday, April 9, there will be a music recital and lunch with Roy Hoobler. At 6 p.m., Thursday, April 17, a Holy Communion Service will take place. At 6 p.m., Friday, April 18, The Last Seven Words of Christ, an Adult Choir Music Program, will be presented. The week will culminate with Easter Morning worship services at 10:45 a.m., Sunday April 20. Union Hill Baptist Church Easter Services BETHELHEM Union Hill Baptist Church will have a special Easter service, Sunday, April 20. Bible Study will be at 10 a.m. During the 11 a.m., worship service, the choir will present JESUS MESSIAH, an Easter Cantata, directed by Music Director, Lisbeth Kidd. Union Hill Baptist Church is located in the Bethlehem Community on State Road177, one mile south of Millers Cross Road. The Masters Mondays POPLAR SPRINGS Bethel Baptist Church to host The Masters Mondays, A Walk With The Master In The Word, at 7 p.m. each Monday in April. Guest speakers are as follows: April 7, the Rev. Ray Jones, Pastor of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan, Ala; April 14, Dr. Rich Kincl, Pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Tallahassee; April 21, the Rev. Sam Totten, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Samson, Ala., and April 28, Dr. Craig Conner, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Panama City. Pastor Kent Lampp and congregation cordially invite everyone to this special presentation. Bethel Baptist Church is located at 1349 Highway 173, Graceville, in the Poplar Springs School Community. Youth Choir Festival BONIFAY Bonifay First United Methodist Youth Choir Festival, Sunday, April 27 and Saturday, May 3. A majority of the music will be contemporary Christian favorites. Flyers have been sent to schools for students to register, all youth between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to join. Pizza will be provided at the Sunday, April 27, rehearsal. Rehearsal will be from 2 to 4 p.m. On Saturday, May 3, rehearsal will be from 1 to 5 p.m., with many breaks including a cook-out. The festival nishes with a concert at 6 p.m. Roy Hoobler, music director at Bonifay FUMC, expects 40 to 50 teenagers join the choir. For more information contact Mr. Hoobler at (334)489-4282 or royhoobler@yahoo.com. Faith EVENTS Two new Kiwanians were inducted into the Chipley Kiwanis Club Tuesday, April 1. From left are: Sponsor Wayland Fulford, Member Chair David Solger, new Kiwanians Aubrey Sapp and Ted Everett, and President Garrett Martin. SPECIAL TO THE NEWS KIWANIS CLUB INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS

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of Washington County Washington County Business Volume 7, Number 4 Washington County, Florida April-May 2014 WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! You may have heard about the recent expansion of the Washington County Enterprise Zones. Your Chamber was able to aect implementation rst by legislative action and then by Zone coordinators submitting an application to the State for acceptance. Washington County has Enterprise Zones located in Chipley, Vernon and Ebro. ese are areas designated by the State that allow nancial incentives to be given to businesses and, in some cases, residential new construction or extensive renovations. e incentives are tied to sales tax paid to the State of Florida and are also tied to fulltime job creation. In asking the state to increase the size of the existing Enterprise Zones, your Chamber recognized that rural counties encompass a large geographical footprint and the 20 square miles allowed by law at that time was not enough to adequately cover what was needed in the municipalities of Ebro and Vernon. District 5 House Rep. Marti Coley took up this issue and was able to get legislation introduced and passed that allowed any Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) in Florida to apply for an expansion of its Enterprise Zone area. Not wanting to take half-way measures your Chamber initially asked legislators to include the entire county to expand into one Enterprise Zone. We were told that this would not happen but that the legislation would be written that would allow for a 3-5 mile overall expansion. at was the result of that legislative session. When it was announced that RACEC counties could apply for their expansion, the Chamber went to both city councils of Ebro and Vernon and worked with them on establishing new boundaries. is process could not have happened without the expert assistance of both Atkins Global and Southeastern Surveyors. Both rms donated mapping and legal descriptions. Both rms demonstrated that they are committed to making good things happen in Washington County. In late January, we learned our application had been approved and now both Ebro and Vernon have areas to oer incentives for development and full-time job creation. So, why does this help the County and what impact do the Enterprise Zones really have in Washington County? e answer may surprise you. To date, the Enterprise Zone has saved over $2 million in the last 10 years to those applied for these incentives, as well as helped create and sustain over 225 full time jobs within the Enterprise Zone designated boundaries. is is why EZ Incentives are so important to rural counties. As we continue to struggle with a weak economy and the eort to attract jobs, these state designations do help Washington County and the businesses that utilize the incentives. To be honest, more businesses that are within the designated areas should be looking to the Chamber for Enterprise Zone incentives a boon to small, rural businesses Ted Everett Executive Director information about how they can benet from these Zones, and assistance in processing the application. Membership in the Chamber is not necessary for seeking assistance with the Enterprise Zones, but we believe once you talk with us, you will see the value of being supportive of your communities as well as being a Chamber member. With your support, together we can make things happen for all businesses in Washington County! Enterprise Zone expansions in Vernon (above) and Ebro will provide incentives for business development and full-time job creation.

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Page 10 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2014 HastyHeating & Cooling 850-638-36111050 Main St., Chipley, FL 32428CAC 1814468 ER0013265 New HVAC Equipment Residential/Commercial Commercial Kitchen Hoods & Refrigeration Serving the Tri-County Area Over 19 Years HHC we print BUSINESS FORMS ALL TYPES BROCHURES NEWSLETTERS POSTCARDS LETTERHEADS ENVELOPES LABELS POSTERS TICKETS FLYERS INVITATIONS DOOR HANGERS RACK CARDS COPYING RUBBER STAMPS SPECIALTY ITEMS AND MORE MORE THAN JUST NEWSPAPERS CALL OR STOPY BY FOR A FREE QUOTE 850.638.0212 See ELEVEN WAYS Eleven ways to create employee engagement from the ground up is is a two-part article from authors Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey. e rst four ways to engage employees were featured in the February-March Advocate. e remaining seven are listed below. ese days we hear plenty about employee engagement. We know disen gaged employees are bad for business. We know an oce full of innovative, collaborative employees who feel like owners is the key to surviving a brutal marketplace. We may even know the statistics like Human Capital Institutes revelations that companies with highly engaged employees enjoy prot growth at three times the rate of their competitors, and that increased engagement reduces turnoverone of the largest hidden costs in businessby 87 percent. Here, we share eleven tactics to help business owners create and increase employee engagement in their organi zations. e rst four are: me? are helping create it, that is). e remaining seven are: Give more days o. sons, employees feel very positively to ward an employer who says, Hey, you know what? Why dont you take a day o? You deserve it. And it wont come out of your vacation or sick days. Not so obvious, but equally true, is that these unworked hours wont mean a loss of productivity and revenue. At Barefoot, we decided to give em that didnt already have a built-in threeday weekend. We found that these Barefoot Days, didnt hurt produc tivity at all. Our folks regularly put in extra hours to nish their work before the weekend. ey didnt want to take their unnished projects with them, or worse, worry about them while they were on holiday. And when they re turned, they were recharged, refreshed, and ready to get back to work. Be a mentoring matchmaker. King Arthur had Merlin. Harry Pot ter had Professor Dumbledore. And While your business operates in the real world instead of in the ctional realm, you can still learn a valuable lesson works. When a new employee comes on board, try to match him up with a in the same department or division) who can advise, teach, challenge, and encourage him. Say thank you. survey, 57 percent of disengaged em ployees said they felt ignored at work. While nobody wants to hear a con stant stream of criticism or anxiously delivered suggestions from the boss, workers do want to know that theyre doing well. According to one New York Times commentator, regular praise would go a long way toward getting the checked-out to check back in. And we agree. Allow them to make mistakes In many companies, employees avoid making mistakes at all costs. After all, who wants to be called into the bosss oce for a harsh lecture, or even worse, be chastised publicly in the middle of a sta meeting? Yes, responding harshly to employees mistakes might cause them to occur less frequently, but only because it sties the spirit of creativity, innovation, and growth that inspires people to take the risks that can lead to mistakes. At Barefoot, our approach to mistakes was to say, Congratulations! You found a new way to screw up, and thats a good thing. We didnt know that this could happen, but now that it has, we can keep it from happening again. en we would brainstorm what went wrong and make technical adjustments. Celebrating mistakes in this way not only helped us to make real progress and lasting improvements; it also used a potentially divisive situ ation to bind employees closer to our goals and mission. Observe some simple oce courtesies. that report to me by the end of the day, can have a very dierent eect on your employee than the similar, Would you please have that report to me by the end of the day? By using only three extra words, you have trans formed an order to a subordinate into a request of a valued colleagueand your employees attitude about working for your company is likely to reect the dierence. Tap into your values. According to say that they know what their compa nies stand for. If thats the case in your

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April-May 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 11 RENEWALS Blossoms Boutique (1996) Chipley Garden Club (2000) Chipley Gun & Pawn Inc. (1988) Chipley Lions Club (1987) City of Vernon (1999) Community South Credit Union (1992) ERA Chipola Realty (Marianna) (2011) First United Methodist Church (1984) Holmes County Realty (2011) Holmes Creek Pizza & Pasta Co. (2000) House of Flowers (1980) Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, East. Region(2010) Kiwanis Club of Chipley (1980) Lanes Outdoor Equipment, Inc. (1980) Marianna Oce Supply Co. (1990) Michelle Blankenship Tagert, P.A. (2013) Obert Funeral Home (2009) PeoplesSouth Bank (2002) Quality Inn (1999) Rogers Insurance Agency (1974) Taylor Chiropractic (2009) The Spanish Trail Playhouse Inc. (2009) Membership Townsend Mini Storage (1984) Valencia Jewelers (1993) Washington County Christian School Inc. (2007) Washington County Farm Bureau (1989) Washington County News (2001) Washington County School Board (1984) West FL Pregnancy/Family Ctr. (2002) Becky Dougherty John F. Dougherty III David M. Solger Paul Smith Dr. William E. Cox III DDS (Ret.) NEW MEMBERS Florida Therapy Services (2014) Preble-Rish Inc. (2014) EDC INVESTORS Community South Credit Union (1992) PeoplesSouth Bank (2002) Rogers Insurance Agency (1974) Townsend Mini Storage (1984) Washington County News (2001) John F. Dougherty III TOTAL: 313 Ribbon Cutting development, and customer service. His business seminar has been one of our most popular seminars oered to Washington County business leaders. e next item to add to your calendar is Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day on April 24. e theme this year is, Plant a Seed, Grow a Future. Please participate in this event at your work and inspire our Countys boys and girls by showing them the business choices our County oers. Finally, whenever scheduled try to attend ribbon cuttings that we announce. Please take the opportunity to welcome new businesses to our community. I had the pleasure of attending the recent ribbon cutting for Computer Island at their new location on Railroad Avenue. I am excited about their business plan and their future. As a business community, lets support and welcome other business leaders. PRESIDENT from page 2 March 5, 2014 Computer Island 1362 N. Railroad Ave. Chipley

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Page 12 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2014 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED MAY Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open, 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open Every Friday and 1st Saturday 9-2pm W.C. Historical Society Museum Open APRIL Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm Farmers Market Open, 685 7th St., Chipley Every Wednesday 9-2pm Vernon Hist. Historical Society Open Every Friday and 1st Saturday 9-2pm W.C. Historical Society Museum Open 1 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 2 10:30 am Chipley Garden Club 3 Noon Friends of Library @ Chipley Library 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association Mtg. 5 7 pm STP Bluegrass Concert @ Theater 10am-1pm-2nd Annual ArtKidDoo Fest-Shivers Pk 7 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 8 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 9 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 10 8:30 am Customer Service at Its Best seminar-NFCH Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 13 10 am-Horse Owners Workshop-Orange Hill Express 14 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 15 6 pm Chamber Annual Banquet Ag Ctr. Full Pink Moon 17 10:30 am Wausau Garden Club 18 WC Schools Closed 21 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 24 Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba 4 pm WC TDC Workshop/Boad Meeting 26 4 pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 27 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 28 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 1 Noon Friends of Library @ Chipley Library 6:30pm -Sunny Hills Civic Association 5:00pm -Chipley City Council Workshop 5 Cinco de Mayo 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop 6 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 6:00pm -Chipley City Council Meeting 6:00pm -Ebro Town Council 6:00pm -Caryville Town Council 7 Noon Chipley Garden Club 8 Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins n Bubba 10 9-11 am Annual Garden Walk&English Tea-Ag Ctr. 11 Mothers Day! 12 5:30pm -Washington County School Board Meeting 7:00pm -Vernon City Council Meeting 14 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse Full Flower Moon 15 7:30 am Chamber 3rd Thursday Mtg@NFCH Sp.Ctr. 8:30 am Ambassador Mtg. @NFCH Sp.Ctr 11:30 am Wausau Garden Club 17 Armed Forces Day 19 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop 21 9 am BOCC Workshop Annex 22 Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba 26 Memorial Day Observance Chamber Closed 7:00pm -Vernon Town Council Meeting 28 4pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 29 9 am BOCC Meeting Annex ELEVEN WAYS from page 10 organization, youre missing a golden opportunity to add meaning to your employees work. While em ployees will (and often do) work solely for nancial reasons, theyll feel more motivated and more loyal to your company when they also have a social reason to do their jobs. Have heart. Your attitude and outlook will aect those of your employees. If you come to work each day excited about what your company does, optimis tic about its future, and happy to spend time with your team, theres a good chance your employees will feel the same way. On the ip side, if youre a grum bling, grouchy, pessimistic Scrooge, your employees probably wont be able to jump ship soon enough. So remember, contrary to many popular notions, creating employee engagement is not about taking your people out to lunch or scheduling team-build ing activities. Its about connecting them to your organizations values, inspiring them to work toward its goals, giving them the tools they need, and treat ing them as valued team members. And, of course, recognizing them for a job well done. About the Authors: Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey are the authors of the New York Times bestseller e Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built Americas #1 Wine Brand, (Evolve Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 9780-988-22454-4, $15.95), available at bookstores nationwide and from major online booksellers. ey started the Barefoot Wine brand in their laundry room in 1986, made it a nationwide bestseller, and success fully sold the brand to E&J Gallo in 2005.

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A Message fr o m the President Page 2 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2014 Washington County Business ADVOCATE A Publication of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Nicole Bareeld Washington County News Cindy Johnson-Brown TherapyWorld of Northwest Florida, LLC Joy Davis Chipley Walmart #2114 Julie P. Dillard UF IFAS Extension Washington County Terry Ellis WestPoint Home Andy Fleener One South Bank Wayland Fulford Capital City Bank Janet Kinney Northwest Florida Community Hospital Garrett Martin Atkins Engineering Jan Page Community South Credit Union William Steverson Kings Drugs Darrin Wall Gulf Power Ami Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everett Executive Director ted@washcomall.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157. A Message fr o m the Executive Director PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renew ing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publica tions, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Eorts in Washington County Greetings! Finally, Spring is on its way and for many it cant come fast enough. Many people, myself included, are busy planting or getting their gardens ready for planting. ose of us who do like to grow food and owers understand that to get the crop we want, we have to do the hard work rst. If all goes well, we can literally eat the fruits of our labor. So it is with economic development. As many of you are aware, the Chambers Economic Development Council Board has hosted four symposiums to address economic development in Washington County (see EDCB Chair Terry Ellis article in this edition). e objective of the symposiums was to educate our elected ocials and Washington County citizens on what is needed for viable economic development and to solicit ideas that could be put forth in a plan to create a future for the County which provide opportunities to create and grow jobs. We understand that we still have a lot of groundwork to do before we can see the benets of our hard work. While it may be easy for some to say that we cant grow or that this county does not want growth, the reality is that we do want and need growth in order to oer careers and jobs to the generations which come after us. e hard truth is this, until we can nd a way to expand our infrastructure in this county, we will not be able to fuel the progress Washington County requires for a better future. I believe that most rural counties are in the same place as we are, but I also believe that Washington County can do better. Our elected ocials believe this as well. ey have many nancial issues with which they must deal on a daily basis and the cost of building infrastructure is very expensive. It is the Chambers desire that as all parties move forward with commitment, we can continue to work together and develop a plan that will focus on getting Washington County ready for the future. It will take all of us to do the hard work. Ted Everett Its nally Spring in Washington County. is is the time to complete your proverbial Spring Cleaning. Take stock in your business; review your marketing goals; assess your business plans; and visit the Washington County Chamber Oce to learn how we can assist you. Please visit our website, as well as the Florida Chamber of Commerce Website for helpful information. e Florida Chamber site also includes news updates that may aect Florida Businesses at http://www. chamber.com/section/updates. As part of your Spring updates, take the time to add a few events to your calendar. First, the Chamber Banquet will be on Tuesday, April 15 Washington County Ag Center. is will be a semi-formal event with the Chipley High School Jazz Band as entertainment, along with a steak dinner and silent auction. Make sure you also add the Chamber ird ursday Breakfasts at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center on the third ursday of every month at 7:30 a.m. to your calendars. Not only does the hospital provide an excellent breakfast, the Chamber provides informational programs for business leaders in the community. e breakfasts are free to all Chamber members and we would love for you to attend. During our last breakfast, we honored Dr. Bruce Christmas for his induction into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame by virtue of his lifelong commitment to agriculture. We also had the opportunity to see a wonderful video about the joys of small town living produced by Community South Bank. e next breakfast on May 15 will include speaker Mark Raciappa from Action Coaching. Raciappa is a certied Business Coach that emphasizes the following key areas: sales, marketing and advertising, team building and recruitment, systems and business Amy Wiwi See PRESIDENT page 11

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April-May 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 3 Third Thursday Programs WCC members benet from Chamber Perks As a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, you have the power of more than 137,000 Florida Chamber members and three million Florida employees working together. Using the inuence of the entire business community, e Florida Chamber of Commerce has negotiated savings and discounts on services that matter to you, such as: oce supplies, shipping, health insurance, payroll processing, SPAM and virus protection and employee benets. We invite you to review the ChamberPerks benets and then do what thousands of other growing businesses have done take advantage of the time and money you will save by using Chamber endorsed services. Visit the WCC Chambers website at www.washcomall.com and click on ChamberPerks. There will not be a Third Thursday meeting in April. May Program: Action Coaching presented by Mark Raciappa 1360 Brickyard Road, Chipley, Florida 850-638-1610 www.nfch.org For your health, for your convenience, for your peace of mind... we are here for you throughout the new year! Raciappa is a business coach who specically works with small business owners in several key areas: Sales; Marketing and Advertising; Team Building and Recruit ment; Systems and Business Development; and, Customer Service. He will work with you to redene your dreams and vision, and then put into place the necessary sys tems, strategies, and tactics that will allow you to turn your business venture into a thriving, successful one. SPONSOR: SAVE THE DATE! Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Annual Chamber Banquet Sparkle on the Red Carpet Semi-formal attire Please join us for some great food, fun and wonderful entertainment. The Chipley High School Jazz Ensemble will be our entertainment as well as our always engaging Silent Auction. Get your Red Carpet Photo Memories, too! Tickets are available now . call the Chamber (638.4157) to make your reservations.

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Page 4 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2014 Plug Painting Progress It sure seems like we are experienc ing a winter that will not end! Spring is here, but the temperatures arent cooperating. Even so, the seasons will continue to come and go like clockwork whether we have done any preparation or not. Well, unlike the seasons, strong and smart economic growth will not happen on its own. It takes vision, cooperation, prepara tion, perseverance and patience. As a result, your economic development committee has been working hard to bring all areas of our county together in economic forums designed to get us back on track. EDC: Formalized economic plan for county underway We completed the last forum and have taken all the input from those who attended to begin putting together a formalized plan for our county. is plan will create a road map to move forward and allow us to get back on the extremely competitive recruitment process, while at the same time creat ing a positive environment for existing business to grow and prosper. e end result will be increased job opportuni ties for all residents of Washington County and the region. Look for announcements for the next forum where we will present the plan and continue to rene it. I am very thankful for those that have been a part of the process and look forward to having many more join. In the past, we have all witnessed the tremendous obstacle or noble goal that was accomplished with perseverance, Terry Ellis Chairman EDC eort and a cooperative positive spirit. For our community, I consider creating new job opportunities for our citizens, just such a noble cause and well worth the eort for all of us. Stay tuned, plug in and lets work together to move forward. Spring is coming and we need to get ready. John Robbins with Bay Solutions facilitates discussion at the fourth Economic Development Symposium, held Feb. 13 at PAEC.

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April-May 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 5 Spring is a special time where the world around us comes to life and we get a fresh begin ning. e Chamber Ambassadors are pleased to announce new beginnings for two members: Jessi Collins of the Washing ton County News and Ashley Pate of Metric Engineering. We are excited to have these ladies join our team and are looking forward to working with them in the future. e Chamber Ambassadors are busy working on our upcoming membership banquet, which will be held on Tues day, April 15. We are taking donations for our Silent Auction; if you would like to participate, please contact the Chamber oce and we will gladly pick up your donation item. Your sup Ambassadors spring into action Wendy White Chairman Jessi Collins Washington County News Ashley Pate Metric Engineering port of the Chamber of Commerce is greatly appreciated. Please come out and join us for the banquet as we Sparkle on the Red Carpet. It will be a great night of entertainment and dining with the ne people of Washington County.

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Page 6 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2014 THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS February-March Third Thursday Highlights Clockwise from top left: the Judge and Ted listen intently to member discussion; Dr. Bruce Christmas, newly inducted into the Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame, shares information about the Florida Farm Bureau; as always, a great breakfast served with a smile by Mark Bush and Janet Kinney with NFCH; Jerry Watkins, Jan Page and Scott Whittington lead the breakfast line; Donna Meldon with Covenant Hospice and CPIs Gary Hartman; Community Souths Kenny Ray Mitchell and Jan Page share a morning laugh with Ted Everett; CRA board member and Chamber President Amy Wiwi updates members on the Chipley Redevelopment Agency activities.

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See LEGISLATIVE page 8 Legislative Update: Coley highlights key legislation It is an honor to serve you in the Florida House. In an eort to keep everyone in formed, I have highlighted legis lation that has come before the Florida House during this 2014 Legislative Ses sion. As always, if you have any questions, com ments, or concerns please contact me at marti.coley@ myoridahouse.gov. Tax Cuts for Floridians Floridians deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. Just a few short years ago, we confronted a $6.4 billion shortfall. Now, thanks to our responsible scal management, we have turned that shortfall into a surplus and can once again oer important tax cuts for the citizens of Florida. is will be the largest tax and fee cut of its kind in over a decade. e Florida House passed legisla tion to reduce vehicle licensure taxes, fees and surcharges for Floridians. is tax relief is broad-based and provides meaningful savings for Florida citizens. Under the newly-passed legislation Floridians will see their registration costs reduced by $25.05 for heavy vehicles, $21.55 for middle-weight ve hicles, and $18.55 for light vehicles. It is estimated that the bill will constitute $309 million in tax relief in FiscalYear 2014-15, and $395 million on an an nual basis. is is the rst proposal for the Houses tax cut agenda. We will con tinue to look for ways to put money directly back into the pockets of hardworking citizens this session. Improving Government Account ability and Eciency e House passed HB 7073 relat ing to Information Technology (IT) Governance to improve Floridas IT in frastructure and make our state govern ment more ecient. Florida is currently spending over $733 million per year on IT with no coordinating oversight House Bill 7073 provides broad strategic and operational direction, cre ates a mechanism to ensure appropriate coordination with state agencies, and properly funds the new structure. e Florida House is committed to rening the eciency of our state government. Threatened Use of Force House Bill 89 passed on the House oor. Florida law contains a variety of provisions setting forth the instances in which a person may use force in self-defense. As it stands today, the law states a persons actual use of force is justiable, and this bill claries that a persons threatened use of force is also justiable. In recent years, those who have been convicted of crimes such as aggravated assault for threatening to use force have been sentenced to mandatory mini mum sentences pursuant to the 10-20Life law. is bill requires a judge to depart from the mandatory minimum sen tence required by the 10-20-Life law for aggravated assault convictions if a judge makes certain written ndings. e bill also claries that a person does not have a duty to retreat before using deadly force if they are in a place they have a right to be and are not engaged in a criminal (rather than unlawful) activity. One of our top priorities as elected ocials is to ensure the safety of Flor idas families. By establishing strong, commonsense self-defense laws, we can help make our state a safer place. Code of Student Conduct In recent years, news reports from across the country describe several Marti Coley District 5 State Rep. April-May 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 7

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Page 8 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2014 ADAM J. PEADEN, DPM, AACFASGulf Coast Podiatry Chipley Oce 1360 Brickyard Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-FOOT (3668)Specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the ankle and footIncluding Diabetic Wound Care Sports Medicine Ankle and Foot Trauma FDA Approved Toenail Fungus Laser Trained in Reconstructive and Trauma Surgery Dr. Peaden has privileges at Northwest Florida Community Hospital.Most insurance accepted including TRICARE incidents in which penalties intended for actual student rearm and weapon possession, such as suspension or expul sion, were imposed on students for simulating a rearm or weapon while playing or wearing clothing or acces sories depicting rearms or support for Second Amendment rights. A number of these incidents involved children under the age of 10 years old. House Bill 7029 was passed by the Florida House to clarify that students should not be disciplined for simulat ing a rearm or weapon while play ing or wearing clothing or accessories that depict a rearm or weapon or an opinion regarding Second Amendment rights. Students will no longer be suspend ed or expelled for possessing small (two inches or smaller) toy rearms, using a nger or hand to simulate a rearm or weapon, etc. drawing or possessing an image of a rearm or weapon, etc. e bill preserves school board authority to discipline students when simulating a rearm or weapon substantially disrupts stu dent learning, causes bodily harm to another person, or places another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm. Consequences imposed upon a student must be proportionate to the severity of the infraction and consistent with school board policies for similar infractions. Disciplinary actions involving student clothing or accessories must be addressed pursuant to the statuto rily prescribed interventions for dress code violations, unless the wearing of the clothing item or accessory causes a substantial disruption to student learning. In such cases the infraction may be addressed in a manner that is consistent with school board policies for similar infractions. LEGISLATIVE from page 7

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April-May 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 9 We Can HelpIf your employees need help paying for child care or assistance nding a child care provider, contact us at 850-638-6343, ext. 115 We exist to grow healthy children, parents and the relationship between them.680 2nd St., Rm. 7, Chipley www.elcnwf.org PHILIP D. PIPPIN State-Certied General Real Estate Appraiser, #RZ776 Email: info@pippinappraisal.com RiverWay South Apalachicola Choctawhatchee, Inc. (RWSAC) serves an eight county region whose mem ber counties are Calhoun, Frank lin, Gulf, Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson, Holmes, and Washington. e mission of RWSAC as a public/private partnership is to encourage sustain able economic de velopment through the preservation and promotion of the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Apalachi cola and Choctawhatchee River basins. Washington County Tourist Develop ment Council (TDC) has been involved in this organization for the past three years and is proud to announce the suc cess of its second annual Rural Tourism & Economic Development Summit that was held April 3-4 at Chipola College in TDC Executive Director Marianna, Fla. On April 3, the summit included a host of pre-summit tours in multiple counties represented by RWSAC. Wash ington County had three such tours in cluding a guided nature and history tour of Falling Waters State Park, a guided birding and wildlife tour to the beauti ful 272 acre Beulah A. Laidlaw Preserve in Vernon, and a VIP tour of Seacrest Wolf Preserve. All tours were created to increase awareness of the areas tourism oerings to the registered attendees of the summit. Attendees of the summit included tourism and economic development professionals, media, public ocials, guides and outtters, hospitality industry, chamber and business leaders, extension agents and others who value the mission of RWSAC. e April 4 sessions included agricul ture, cultural-heritage, nature, recreation al tourism, economic impacts, infra structure planning, universal design and accessibility, and legislative incentives. Many highly regarded speakers were a part of the summit including Judy Ran dall of Randall Travel Marketing, with over 20 years of experience in national and international travel/tourism and marketing, and Rita Suiter a renowned national and international coach with over 20 years of experience in customer service training. Also speaking were David Dodd, vice president of Visitor Services for Floridas ve Ocial Welcome Centers, and Danny Bivins with the Vinson Institute who has extensive experience in down town development, planning and design, historic preservation, quality growth, and regionalism. For more information on RWSAC, please visit their website at www.rws. org. e Washington County TDC is funded solely from bed tax dollars col lected on overnight stays in the area ho tels/motels, RV parks, campgrounds and other forms of transient housing. is is a special purpose tax to be used only for tourist development for Washington County. For more information on whats happening in Washington County, visit our website at www.VisitWashington CountyFL.com or contact our oce at (850) 638-6013. for its Emmy Award-winning promotional video, Fish for the Future. CSCU earned a national Best of Branding Diamond Award from the Credit Union National Association in March. The video was produced by The Pod, a Tallahassee-based marketing firm owned by former Chipley resident Samantha Finch. held in February. Over $12,000 was raised to support the Chamber Foundation and the 4-H.