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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, JUNE 7 2014 Volume 91, Number 16 AMVETS membership drive CHIPLEY AMVETS #7 will hold a membership drive and fundraiser at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14. There will be a craw sh boil and live music. Plates will be $7 per person. Art Show and Sale The Washington County Arts Council is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming Art Show and Sale at the 58th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival in Chipley, Saturday, June 28. The council encourages all area artist to submit their paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics and pottery. The best of show prize is $250. The cost to enter is $25 and includes up to 4 items. The deadline for entry is June 24. For more information call Martha Nebel at 638-4039 Lunch and Learn CHIPLEY Northwest Florida Community Hospital will host a Lunch and Learn Tuesday, June 24, from noon until 1 p.m in the NFCH Education Center. Lunch and a program on the basics od Type 2 Diabetes will be provided at no charge to the community. Faith Events A5 INDEX Community Events ................. A3 Faith ..................................... A5 Classi eds ............................. A6 Doctor charged in wifes murder By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.com Former owner of Chipley Chiropractic and Sports Injuries Clinic, Michael A. Wohlschlaeger, has been indicted for the murder of his fth wife, 59year-old Shirley Seitz of Alabama. Wohlschlaeger, 62, is charged with capital murder in Seitzs 2010 death. Her family has stated in public reports they have long suspected he was guilty of her murder for the purpose of nancial gain. Seitz had previously received a $1 million inheritance after a former husband passed away. The former Chipley chiropractor was also suspected of attempting to poison his third wife, Chipley resident Gloria Potts, to whom he was married from 1981 to 1995. Potts was contacted by the Pate seeks re-election Staff reports District 2 County Commissioner Joel Pate is hoping to retain his seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Pate is a 1957 graduate of Chipley High School and retired as Senior Project Manager from the Florida Department of Transportation after serving 34 years as a draftsman. He was recently selected to co-chair the Florida Association of Small Counties legislative caucus and has been part of several notable projects, such as recent efforts to secure funding to build the new county courthouse. I feel Im the most quali ed for this seat because Im experienced and have taken every class the Florida Association of Counties has offered related to my role as a commissioner and serving the taxpayers, said Pate. My goal is to continue to build a stronger relationship with FDOT and improve our roads. Pate is currently serving his second term as District 2 County Commissioner. By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.com SUNNY HILLS One man is in critical condition this weekend after an accident in Sunny Hills Thursday, June 5. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Anthony Shef eld, 32, of Bonifay, was traveling west on Gap Boulevard in a 2004 Ford F150, approaching the intersection of Country Club Boulevard. Shef eld reportedly failed to stop for a stop sign, striking a 1994 Ford F-150 driven by 1 critical after Thursday accident By CAROL KENT 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Ckent@chipleypaper.com GREENHEAD The 2013 2014 school year has ended, but some parents and neighbors in the Greenhead community are challenging a school bus stop policy they say is putting their children in danger. The policy in question is one that prohibits school buses from traveling down some dirt roads or privately owned roads in an effort to protect private property owners from damage to the roads by school buses and to also protect school buses from damage from low hanging branches. Richard Wakely of Shoreline Drive says he and other neighbors hope to convince the Washington County School Board to pass a clause in its blanket policy before school begins in the fall. The policy puts four children, ages six through ten, in danger by having them cross one of our countys busiest roadways, said Wakely. Four times in as many months, cars have failed to stop when the bus had its stop sign out while dropping off children. This site has been the scene of many accidents, and locals have actually nicknamed the 45 degree curve Deadmans Curve. I dont mind picking the children up from the stop. Im only concerned about the dangers the stop poses. The News was unable to receive requested documentation from the Florida Highway Patrol of past accidents. Meanwhile, Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor explains each bus stop is evaluated for safety on a case by case basis. The drivers are involved in this process, and we get reports and opinions from them. Student safety is paramount. Wakely states before the policy was implemented, the bus would travel down the wide, dirt-packed Shoreline Drive route, which features a circular turnaround. Wakely says hes brought the bus stop to the attention of school system Transportation Director Mike Park and Superintendent of Schools Joseph Taylor, he was unsatis ed with their responses. I was told they dont want a law suit for driving down a privately maintained road, and if they change the policy for us, they will have to change it for everyone, said Wakely. I even presented a petition by the neighbors who said they would grant permission for the bus to drive down the dirt road. Superintendent Taylor says the school board is currently reviewing all bus stops and will consider Wakelys request. Wakely says he will voice his concerns and request action when the Washington County Board meets in regular session Monday, June 16. Dangerous curves? WEEKEND Washington County News JOEL PATE CAROL KENT | The News Neighbors Kaleigh Pepper, 7, and Breanna Nobles, 8, say they are often afraid of getting hit by inattentive drivers at their bus stop on Highway 77 near the Bay County line. Parents challenge bus stop policy See DOCTOR A2 SPECIAL TO THE NEWS John Evans of Vernon was critically injured after he was ejected from his truck following an accident Thursday. See ACCIDENT A2 MICHAEL A. WOHLSCHLAEGER
Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, June 7, 2014 John Edd Evans, 20, of a Chipley address. Evans was traveling south on Country Club Blvd. in the inside lane when his vehicle was struck in the left side. Af ter the point of impact, Ev ans truck overturned on the roadway, and he was ejected from the vehicle. FHP reports Evans was not wearing a seatbelt. There are no reported injuries to Shefeld or his passenger, both who are reported to have been wearing the seatbelts. Evans suffered severe head trauma, a shattered shoulder, a broken ster num, and broken ribs and was life ighted to Bay Medical Center in Panama City, His family reports he remains in critical condi tion following two brain surgeries. victims daughter while she was investigating Wohlsch laegers past. Published reports state Potts told Seitzs fam ily Wohlschlaeger hit her with a mallet in the back of her head and then tried to smother her in their bed. Wohlschlaeger was never charged in connection with crimes against Potts, how ever, he was found guilty of arson in the 1990s in connec tion with a blaze at his Chi pley chiropractic ofce. According to police re ports, Wohlschlaeger alleged he was attacked in the ofce by an assailant who then set the building on re. An ofcer stated he ob served Wohlschlaeger just standing across the street watching the re and smell ing of diesel fuel. Wohlschlaeger was found guilty of arson and received 15 years of probation. Meanwhile, Wohlschlae ger continues to maintain his innocence, claiming Seitz died in a fall down the stairs of their Baldwin County, Ala., home. an au topsy revealed Seitzs cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head. If convicted, Wohlsch laeger could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Relay For Life WrapUp Party CHIPLEY Relay For Life of Holmes and Washington County will have its 2014 Wrap-Up Party at 6 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Pattillos restaurant, located on the campus of the WashingtonHolmes Technical Center. For more information, call Connie Smelcer at 703-9977. Pond grass workshop A pond grass workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in Chipley at the Washington County Agricultural Center. There is a $5 registration fee for this event. Space is limited so early registration is highly encouraged. To register call the Washington County Extension Ofce at 638-6180 or email Mark Mauldin firstname.lastname@example.org u Chipola to hold viewing of Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition lm MARIANNA Chipola College will host a screening of the Elam Stolzfus documentary lm, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in the Center for the Arts. The Emmy awardwinning lm has been shown nationwide on public television. Chipola graduate and 30-year veteran lmmaker Elam Stoltzfus will be on hand to discuss the lm. A reception will follow the screening of the lm. The 2012 lm documents the journey of four explorers who traveled 1,000 miles in 100 days, from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp in Southern Georgia. Their goal is to raise awareness of the real possibility to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida peninsula and create a viable corridor through Florida. For more information, about the event call 718-2277. AMVETS membership drive CHIPLEY AMVETS No.7 will hold a membership drive and fundraiser at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14. There will be a crawsh boil and live music. Plates will be $7 per person. Bowser Fund Raiser BONIFAY The Roger Bowser family will have a fund raiser at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Cooks Corner (Intersections of Highways 79 and 90) in order to cover medical costs and to buy an electric start generator. Bowser became ill in November of 2012 and has since spent extensive time in the hospital. He has overcome many obstacles to include: open heart surgery and double amputee below the knee. He has been able to be home since April 2014, but is bedridden and on a ventilator full time. Due to his medical condition, his wife is no longer able to work and will need some nancial assistance. Also due to his medical condition during inclement weather an electric start generator will be necessary in case of a power outage. His wife is unable to start their pull start generator. For more information, call 547-2459. Concerned American Patriots The Concerned American Patriots of Jackson County will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 16th, at at the Ag Center on Highway 90 West (next to the National Guard Armory) in Marianna, FL. Guest will be Bill Wohlsifer, Candidate for State of Florida Attorney General. His subject: The State Attorney Generals Role in Ensuring States Rights plus current events. This is an opportunity to meet Mr. Wohlsifer and others who are running for ofce, learn how their ofces impact you, and ask your questions. Everyone is welcome; admission is free. Descendants of Dougald McKay Descendants of Dougald McKay, who settled in Dale County, Ala., about 1851, will hold a reunion Saturday, June 21, at 1 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews St., Dothan, Ala. Larry McKay, chairman of the reunion, and a descendant of Dougald McKay through Dougalds son, John Calvin McKay, requests, Please bring photos, old letters and documents as well as VCR tapes and CDs that youd like to share. Tables will be available for the various branches of the family to display their memorabilia. If you descend from John Calvin McKay or his sisters, Margaret Baxter, Mary Stewart or Eliza Bass, you are invited to attend. Snacks will be served. For more information, please send email to larry.mckay@ outlook.com or bvann@ centurytel.net or call Betty Vann at 334 792-0216. Worley Reunion GRACEVILLE The annual Worley family reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 14 at the Graceville Community Church Fellowship Hall on Prim Ave. in Graceville. Lunch will be served around noon. Please bring old or new photographs that you would like to have added to the slide show. For more information call Debbie Taylor at 263-4518 or Myrtle Steverson at 547-3922. Free Aerobic Fitness Class BONIFAY The Holmes County Health Department is offering free tness classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 17. There are two different 30 minute class times to accommodate various schedules. The rst class is from 11:10 a.m. 11:40 a.m. The second class is from 12:10 p.m. 12:40 p.m. Classes are held at the Bonifay Athletic Club. Anyone is welcome to attend. No person shall, on the grounds of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benets of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving or beneting from federal nancial assistance. Please contact Leann Jones with any questions at 547-8500 ext. 240. Sensory impaired or Limited-English Prociency patients will be provided with necessary aids and interpreters at no cost by calling Fran Amerson at 547-8500 ext. 234. Art Show and Sale The Washington County Arts Council is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming Art Show and Sale at the 58th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival in Chipley, Saturday, June 28. The council encourages all area artist to submit their paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics and pottery. The best of show prize is $250. The cost to enter is $25 and includes up to 4 items. The deadline for entry is June 24. For complete details, please see attached Call to Artist. For more information call Martha Nebel at 638-4039 Lunch and Learn CHIPLEY Northwest Florida Community Hospital will host a Lunch and Learn Tuesday, June 24, from noon until 1 p.m in the NFCH Education Center. Lunch and a program on the basics od Type 2 Diabetes will be provided at no charge to the community. Eat and meet luncheon Emerald Coast Hospice is hosting a free Meet & Eat luncheon to support those who have experienced a recent loss. The community is invited to the Marianna or Chipley ofces. The luncheon is on Wednesday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. If interested, call the Marianna ofce at (850) 526-3577 or the Chipley ofce at (850) 6388787 to RSVP so adequate lunch amounts can be prepared. Free Zumba Class BONIFAY The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County is offering free Zumba dance tness classeson Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Classes will be held at the Bonifay Recreational Center. Everyone is invited to participate. For more information, please contact Leann Jones at 850 5478500 ext. 240. No person shall, on the grounds of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benets of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving or beneting from federal nancial assistance. Sensory impaired or Limited-English Prociency patients will be provided with necessary aids and interpreters at no cost by calling Fran Amerson at (850) 547-8500 ext. 234 Free for Smoking Cessation Class BONIFAY Big Bend AHEC along with The Florida Department of Health in Holmes County will be offering a free smoking cessation class on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 4:00p.m. 6:00p.m. Class will be held at the Florida Department of Health in Holmes County, 603 Scenic Circle, Bonifay, Florida. Free nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges are available. Class covers all forms of tobacco. For more information, please contact Leann Jones 850 547-8500 ext. 240 or email jlewis@bigbendahec. or g .No person shall, on the grounds of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied benets of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving or beneting from federal nancial assistance. Sensory impaired or LimitedEnglish Prociency patients will be provided with necessary aids and interpreters at no cost by calling Fran Amerson at (850) 547-8500 ext. 234. Community EVENTS e Renishing 326-4104 Mi tc h Ga iner Ow ner mit ch_gainer@a tt .net Qu alit y Co llision Repair Au to motiv e Renishi ng Ca ll To da y for yo ur FR EE Es ti ma te ** Wi ll Wo rk w/ An y In su ra nc e Co mp an y* Lo rdy Lo rdy! Lo ok who s 5020419 Lo ok who s 40 Pa tt er n of Ap pr oa ch Min is tr ie s 28 77 N. Hw y 81 Su mme r Ev en ing To ur s Nig ht ly at 5, 6 an d 7 p. m. wi th sp ec ia l To rc h ligh t to ur at 7p m By VALERIE GARMAN 747-5076 | @valeriegarman email@example.com PANAMA CITY Eastern Shipbuilding Group is moving forward with designs to land a multibillion-dollar contract with the U.S. Coast Guard after a bid pro test halted the project for almost four months. Eastern, which has two shipyards in Bay County, is one of three companies vy ing for the $10.5 billion contract to build 25 next-generation offshore patrol cutters. It was one of eight shipyards that originally submitted proposals for the project. After the eld was narrowed, the three $22 million xed-price contracts awarded for preliminary and contract design were protested by two shipyards that did not make the cut. The Coast Guard announced Wednes day that the federal Government Account ability Ofce upheld the agencys contract award decision. Eastern Shipbuilding President and CEO Brian DIsernia said the announce ment was good news for the company, which will compete against Bollinger Ship yards in Louisiana and Bath Iron Works in Maine for the nal contract. Its also good news for the community, DIsernia said. This is potentially a huge contract. Thats quite a few jobs stable, long-term jobs here in the community. Following the contract announcement in February, DIsernia said if Eastern were to win the 20-year contract, it would add between 750 and 800 employees to the companys team of 1,500. In the next phase of the project, the three nalists must complete a detailed ship design and submit a nal price to the Coast Guard in the next 18 months. The nalists were chosen based on a conceptual design and proposal submit ted to the Coast Guard, which represented more than three years of work. Eastern resumes shot at $10.5B Coast Guard contract bid protest thrown out DOCTOR from page A1 ACCIDENT from page A1
Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, June 7, 2014 MIAMI (AP) Gulf Power Company is allowing pollutants from aging coal ash pits to leak into the Apalachicola River, according to a lawsuit led by three environmental groups. The nonpro t law rm Earthjustice led a lawsuit Wednesday in Tallahassee federal court on behalf of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Waterkeeper Alliance and Apalachicola Riverkeeper. They say Gulf Power is illegally discharging arsenic, lead and other pollutants from its coalred plant near Sneads into the river. The Jackson County plant, which opened in 1953, is scheduled to close next year. Its always been in compliance since Gulf Power began groundwater monitoring in the mid-1980s, said utility spokeswoman Natalie Smith. Gulf Power and the state Department of Environmental Protection conducted follow-up inspections and testing after the groups announced their intent to sue, and an additional study comparing ecosystems upstream from the plant with downstream ecosystems found no differences, Smith said. All test results were determined to be within compliance and did not support the allegations made, she said. Gulf Power has a federal Clean Water Act permit that allows it to discharge treated coal ash water and chlorinated condensing water directly into the river through an outfall, but the Pensacolabased company is violating that permit because pollutants are leaking from other points without being treated, according to the lawsuit. Almost 40 acres of coal ash pits atop a bluff along the river lack linings to keep pollutants from leaking into the water, and Gulf Power knows about the problem but has not worked to x it, the groups said. Citing a 2010 Environmental Protection Agency draft report on wastes produced by coalred electricity plants nationwide, the lawsuit said the toxic metals leaking from the Panhandle plant include arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead and selenium. The pits have been inspected by EPA contractors but those reports and hazard potential ratings have not been made public because Gulf Power has said such information contains con dential business information, the lawsuit said. All groundwater and surface testing as required by our permits is submitted to regulatory agencies on a regular, ongoing basis and we are in full compliance, Smith said. Apalachicola Riverkeeper Dan Tonsmeire said the river system supports a multi-billion dollar seafood industry in the Gulf of Mexico and an important oyster shery in Apalachicola Bay. The Apalachicola is not just a local asset, its a national treasure that needs to be protected, Tonsmeire said in a statement Thursday. 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The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said Stewart. This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize exibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think. The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life, said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand. In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott convened the states top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders to discuss the sustainability and transparency of the states accountability system in a three-day accountability summit. Using input from the summit, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 13-276, which initiated Floridas departure from the national PARCC consortium as its scal agent, to ensure that the state would be able to procure a test speci cally designed for Floridas needs without federal intervention. Governor Scott also set out eight goals for the new assessment to ensure the best outcome for Florida students. Among those eight objectives were an emphasis on prompt reports of results, no signi cant change in testing time for students, no signi cant increase in costs of the assessments and an assurance that testing dates be as close as possible to the end of the school year to maximize learning opportunities. This assessment meets those goals. Governor Scott also requested additional public comments about the standards, which resulted in public hearings around the state and thousands of comments from Floridians. In February 2014, the State Board of Education approved changes to the standards that re ected the input. The new Florida Standards for mathematics and English language arts stress a broader approach for student learning, including an increased emphasis on analytical thinking. With the new and more rigorous standards, a new assessment was needed to measure student progress. The Invitation to Negotiate was posted for public review in October 2013 and proposals were received in December. An evaluation team reviewed ve proposals and narrowed the choice to three groups. Subsequently, a negotiation team unanimously recommended the not-forpro t American Institutes for Research (AIR) to Commissioner Stewart, who announced her selection of AIR today. For more information about the new assessment and its bene ts for Florida students, please visit www. doe.org/eduaccsummit. asp. 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Local A4 | Washington County News Saturday, June 7, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS, SPOR TS OR OPINION email@example.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 MONDA Y 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach ofce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.TUESDA Y 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8-10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 6:10 p.m..: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at speedball 6:10 p.m., Early bird 6:20, session 6:50 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 6387654 or 638-7654 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177AWEDNESDA Y 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 open to the public. Meetings are at 2 p.m. fourth Wednesdays. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 5 p.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Bible Study 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397.THURSDA Y 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9-11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County residents only) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets rst Thursdays (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society second Thursdays. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh-in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class. Details: 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 177AFRIDA Y 6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at LaurdenDavis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper fourth Fridays of every month January to September. 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club. Details: 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Methodist Youth Center in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church.SA TURDA Y 8 a.m.: North Bay Clan of The Lower Muskogee Creek Yard Sale rst Saturday of the month until 2 p.m. at 1560 Lonnie Road 19 a.m.: Free Medical Clinic in Graceville open third and fth Saturday of the month. Call 263-6912 or 272-0101. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Holmes County Community Health Clinic, 203 W. Iowa St., Bonifay, is open rst and third Saturdays. 10 a.m.: The Alford Community Health Clinic is open second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. 10 a.m. to noon: Childrens education day fourth Saturdays at North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.SUNDA Y 11 a.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Worship Service 5 p.m.: New Hope United Methodist Church Worship Service 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville. Special to the News The Chipley Kiwanis Club hosted its semiannual Pancake Supper on Tuesday, June 3. The community turned out in force to consume hundreds of pancakes accompanied by mounds of bacon and sausage in the fundraising effort. A special guest appearance was made by Santa Claus, who arrived in his custom North Pole Express, dressed in his summer apparel and accompanied by Mrs. Claus. This is a great event, and we wouldnt miss it, Santa said after enjoying his pancake repast. The Mrs. and I enjoy seeing all the children of all ages and we appreciate being part of this event. The event, along with the other perennial events presented by the Chipley Kiwanis Club, including a dinner theater, golf tournament, fruit sale and others, fund efforts to provide children with opportunities, including scholarships. This is one event for which I make sure to mark my calendar each year, said Kiwanian and Washington County Commissioner Todd Abbott. This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together in a great cause. We truly appreciate the Kate Smith Elementary School staff making this facility available. They provide a great venue, and we even get some of their kitchen staff to help, which is a win-win for everyone. Most of the members of the Chipley Kiwanis Club attended, working to cook, clean, serve and make the event a huge success. The next event for the club is serving juice watermelon slices, free of charge, at the annual watermelon festivities on the last weekend of June at the ag center in Chipley. The club is in the planning stages of funding a playground with accessibility options, to be located at Shivers Park in Chipley. LIBRAR Y HOURS Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: ClosedHolmes County Library (Bonifay) Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: ClosedWashington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: ClosedV ernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: ClosedSunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Community CALENDAR P H O T OS SP E C IAL T O T H E NE W S Community members enjoy the Kiwanis Clubs semiannual Pancake Supper on Tuesday. Chipley Kiwanis has summer Pancake Supper
Washington County News | A5 Saturday, June 7, 2014 Special to The News The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be at 5 p.m. July 5 at Holmes County High School, 825 W. U.S. 90 in Bonifay. Bonifay is known for the Biggest All Night Sing in the World. Dating back to the early 50s with promoter J.G. Whiteld, the Southern Gospel Sing has a long of history of success and popularity over its 62 years. During its most popular run in the 1970s and 80s, the sing would draw as many as 14,000-15,000 fans. The sing has experienced many changes over the years, but there are several things that have remained constant: the music, the message and deep history. Everyone who attends the sing is sure to have a great time. This years lineup will include Kevin Williams, guitarist for Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band; Wes Hampton, tenor for the Gaither Vocal Band; The Nelons; Four Calvary; and One Heart. Kevin Williams is an accomplished musician who is no stranger to Southern gospel music. While growing up in Russell Springs, Ky., Williams rst picked up a guitar at age 12 and began playing at churches and community events just two years later. His natural ability and hunger to grow as an artist led to countless opportunities to produce, perform and record professionally. As a kid, I would sit on the front row at concerts of many of the artists that are now featured on the Gaither Homecoming videos, Williams said. It has been my honor to play for them and get to know them. I will never forget men like George Younce and Joel Hemphill who offered an encouraging word to a then-hopeful 14-year-old guitar player. Williams began touring with the legendary Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters until 1995, when he produced the groups last project, I Feel Like Singing. Since then, he has become an integral part of the Gaither Homecoming Tour, and as a studio session player has played on countless recordings. Known and loved around the world not only for his guitar savvy but also his quick wit, Williams now celebrates more than 2 decades in gospel music, more than 600 recordings and hundreds of live appearances. This guitar player, band director and resident smart-alec for the Gaither Homecoming Tour continues to light up arenas all over the world with his warm spirit, musical expertise and passion for blessing audiences with the gift of laughter. Kevin and his wife, Kathy, reside in Nashville, Tenn., with their two daughters, Carolina and Olivia. Wes Hampton grew up with an admiration for music, especially the music of Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Michael English and the iconic Gaither Vocal Band. Hampton attended Trevecca Nazarene University from 1996 until 1998. He moved to Birmingham, Ala., and married his wife, Andrea, in 1998. He nished his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and minor in music in August 2000 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Hampton was part of the worship staff at a local church in Birmingham for seven years, until he accepted the tenor position for the Gaither Vocal Band in June 2005. Hampton won the 2006 Singing News Horizon Individual Fan Award for best new artist and was nominated with the Gaither Vocal Band for a Grammy in 2007 (Give it Away) and in 2008 (Lovin Life). Hamptons rst project with the Gaither Vocal Band, Give it Away, won three Dove Awards from the GMA in 2007 for best Southern gospel song of the year, best Southern gospel record of the year and best long form video of the year. Hamptons third album with the Gaither Vocal Band, Lovin Life, won a Grammy in 2009 for best southern gospel or country bluegrass album as well as a Dove Award. The GVBs project, Reunited, received a Dove Award in 2010 for best Southern gospel record of the year. Hampton also has released two solo albums. The Hamptons reside in the Birmingham area and have four little boys: Barrett, Hudson, Carden and Sutton. With numerable awards and accolades including three Grammy nominations, Six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, The Nelons continue to produce innovative music that embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church. The Nelons have a heavy touring schedule consisting of more than 150 concerts annually that takes their brand of Christian music around the world. They are regulars on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour and the famed Gaither Homecoming Video Series. For original group member Kelly Nelon Clark, singing alongside her husband, songwriter and group arranger Jason Clark, and daughter Amber Nelon Thompson is a full-circle moment as she reects on the countless nights she shared the stage with her Hall of Fame Father, Rex Nelon. Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door. Ages 6-12 are $5 advance and $8 at the door, and ages 5 and younger are free. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Piggly Wiggly in Bonifay; Libby and Friends Gospel Concerts Gospel Lighthouse Christian Store in Crestview; Dove Christian Supply in Dothan and Enterprise, Ala.; and One South Bank in Chipley. For more information, or to purchase or reserve tickets, call 547-1356, email four_calvary@yahoo. com or nd fourcalvary or Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing on Facebook. From Staff Reports Monthly gospel jam CHIPLEY Christian Haven Church will have its monthly gospel jam at 6 p.m. today, June 7. The jam will start immediately after refreshments. For more information, call 773-2602. The Shireys PITTMAN East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church will host The Shireys, a gospel group, in concert at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 8. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. The church is north of Highway 2 on Highway 179. For more information, call Martha Goodwin at 547-5240. Calvary Hill Revival VERNON Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church will have a revival at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 9-11. The special guest will be Dr. Ted Sattereld. The church is mile east of State Road 79 on County Road 277, across from Vernon Elementary School. For more information, call 535-0003. First Baptist Church VBS CHIPLEY First Baptist Church of Chipley will have Agency D3 Vacation Bible School from 8:15 a.m. to noon June 16-20. While investigating at Agency D3, kids will collect and log evidence about the life of Jesus. As special agents, they will examine eyewitness reports, physical proof and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. The church is at 1300 South Blvd. in Chipley. For more information, call 638-1830 or email ofce@ rstbaptistchipley.com. Bethany Baptist Church VBS BONIFAY Bethany Baptist Church will have Agency D3 Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8 p.m. June 18-June 20. Dinner will be provided for participants. Bus pick-up is available if needed. The church is at 1404 N. State Road 79. For more information, or bus pickup, call 547-9272. Grace Assembly Golf Tournament BONIFAY Grace Assembly at Chipley will host a golf tournament June 21 at Dogwood Lakes in Bonifay. Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be at 5 p.m. July 5 at Holmes County High School. This years lineup will include Kevin Williams, guitarist for the Gaither Vocal Band; Wes Hampton, tenor for the Gaither Vocal Band; the Nelons; Four Calvary; and One Heart. Adult tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, ages 6 to 12 are $5 advance and $8 at the door and admission is free for ages 5 and younger. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 547-1356, email firstname.lastname@example.org or nd Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing or fourcalvary on Facebook. New Prospect Baptist Church VBS New Prospect Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 5:307:45 p.m. June 23-27 for children age 2 through the eighth grade. For more information, contact Tracy Barbee at 260-5226 or email@example.com. Unity Faith Riders The Unity Faith Riders invites everyone to their monthly community breakfast at 7 a.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at the Vernon Fire Department. Breakfast is free, but donations to the ministry are accepted. For more information, call Johnathan Taylor at 768-2444. Blessed Trinity Catholic Church BONIFAY Blessed Trinity Catholic Church invites everyone to attend services. Bible Study is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays in the Church Hall. Sunday Mass is 9-10 a.m., and on Wednesdays, Mass is 5:30-6:30 p.m. The church is at 2331 Highway 177A in Bonifay. Live Oak Assembly of God BONIFAY Live Oak Assembly of God Church invites everyone to attend worship services. Bible Study is at 10 a.m. Sundays with worship services following at 11 a.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting and worship is at 7 p.m. The church is on the Geneva Highway four miles from Bonifay on Highway 177-A. Faith BRIEFS Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing to be July 5 FOUR CALVARY ONE HEART THE NELONS KEVIN WILLIAMS WES HAMPTON WANT TO GO? Call 547-1356 or email four_calvary@ yahoo.com Faith
A6| Washington County News Saturday, June 7, 2014 CLASSIFIEDS 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-4:00pm. Call (850)638-1483 Cleaning in Detail by Barbara. Its more than just a clean! Call 850-258-1204 Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414 HealthcareMaintenance TechESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Diagnoses technical and mechanical problems and makes repairs as appropriate. Responsible for maintenance and beautification of facility and grounds. Conducts scheduled maintenance throughout physical plant and for all equipment. Maintains and tests the emergency power system to ensure availability of power to all entrances, exits, fire detection alarms and extinguishing equipment, and life support systems. Maintains all essential equipment (e.g., boiler room equipment, nursing unit/medication room refrigerators, kitchen refrigerators and freezers, etc.) in a safe operating condition ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required. At least one (1) year physical plant and equipment experience in an institutional environment. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES n/a PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT May be required to respond to critical issues on a 24/7 basis. Employee may be required to sit, bend, stoop, see, talk and hear. May occasionally lift medium to heavy objects. Employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. EEO/AAEMPLOYER M/F/D/V Our Lives are What Our Thoughts Make it. Web Id 34291261 Education C HIPOLA COLLEGE i s accepting applications for the following full-time positions: ACCOUNTANT ASSESSMENT CENTER MANAGER (Public Service Program) DIRECTOR of ASSESSMENT, COMPLIANCE & GRANTS PROGRAM MANAGER for EMERGENCY MEDICAL SVCS (EMS) PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR of COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR of NURSING (DNP) INSTRUCTOR of WELDING Position and application information are available at www.chipola.edu/personnel/jobs. Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850)718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Web Id 34290322 L ynn Haven 304 W aterford Dr Sunday 1-3 Gorgeous Executive 4 bdr./3bath home in The Meadows $359,000 Vicki Faust (850)960-8502 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. Property For Sale in Esto. Next to City Hall. 210-260-7381. Commercial and residential lots. 1980 ClassicAntique Mercedes 450 SL. like new interior, xtra clean, very low mile tires, always stored inside, looks/runs/drives great, 2-tops, Kelly BB high/$33K, great buy asking/$13K. 850-415-7119. 1988 GMC 6000 Farm/Moving Truck or potential billboard for business. was Supermover Uhaul. cranks/runs great. Very good watertight cargo box w/over cab also. Very low mile tires. Great for moving or hauling. Asking $3300. 850-415-7119. Chrysler Town and Country 2002 Low Miles,Dark BlueGood Tires, Cold Air.$4200 850-763-3325 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Silverado 2007, 7,700Mi, Garage Kept, Excellent Condition. $4500 (Fred 628-5777) 3BR/1BA Brick Home, no pets, deposit, available early June. In Chipley 638-1918. House For Rent 2BR/1BA, Aproxx. 1500 sq ft 41/2 miles east of Chipley McDonalds. Stove, fridge, DW, lawn maintenance, water and pest control included. Application required. No smoking. $625/month plus,$625/Deposit. 850-638-4228. 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 3/2 Doublewide with working fireplace, $575/MO. 3/1.5 singlewide, $400/MO. Water included, section 8 accepted, Chipley city limits. 850-260-9795. 3BR/2BA Nice trailer with central air & smooth-top stove. References required. 850-693-4583, 850-373-3148. For Rent 3BD/1BA House $300/mo. 2BR/1BA trailer $250/month.. Ponce De Leon area. (850)226-4656. Mobile Home for rent. South of Bonifay in Washington County. 3BR/2BA Doublewide. $600.00 per mo, $600.00 security deposit. Call Progressive Realty, 638-8220. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 -$500 a month. 850-258-1594 or 850-638-8570. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746. Country Living, 4Bdrm, 3Ba Home near Poplar Springs School. Two acres with a 32X60 Covered out building. $189,900. Call Curtis Phillips 850-814-0298 Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. 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. Hospitality Night Auditor front desk. Apply at Chipley Days Inn Express. No phone calls. Logistics/TransportCDL Class AHand delivery, strenuous labor required. Apply at Webbs Seafood at 12603 Highway 231 Youngstown. DFWP. No Phone Calls! Web ID#: 34291275 Text FL91275 to 56654 Logistics/TransportDrivers CDL-A:Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/ Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5911 Web Id 34290662 TRAIN FROM HOME MEDICALBILLING ACCOUNTING ASST CUSTOMER SERVICE NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. HS/GED NEEDED TO APPLY Sullivan and Cogliano Training Centers. 1-800-451-0709 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 1 Bedroom Apartment, in Chipley, covenant location, no pets. 638-4640. Studio Apartment Patio, Florida room, fenced backyard. $600/MO 1 person Only. consider pet. Rent can be exchanged for carpentry skills. 850-326-4649. 2BR/1BA House. Large back yard, newly remodeled. Reference required. 497 MLK, Chipley. $500/mth, deposit. 850-535-4842. Beautifully Furnished 2/BR cottage style home with huge front porch. No smoking or pets permitted located within city limits of Bonifay $1,000/ Moth references required. contact after 6 p.m. 850-687-5080. Looking for maid for house cleaning, washing clothes, odd jobs around the house, cooking. 850-388-2061. Acct/FinanceAccountantLocal company now hiring experienced accountant. Degree required. Send resumes to Blind Box 3617 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID 34290638 AVERITT EXPRESS New Pay Increase For Regional Drivers! 40 to 46 CPM + Fuel Bonus! Also, Post-Training Pay Increase for Students! (Depen-ding on Domicile) Get Home EVERYWeek + Excellent Benefits. CDL-A req. 888-362-8608 Apply@ AverittCareers. com Equal Opportunity Employer -Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Caryville Flea Market Produce, knives, honey, western books, movies & games. Old tools, new and used stuff. Open Saturdays 8 a.m. Garage Sale. 1658 Nearing Hills Circle, Chipley. Sat June 7, 7am-Noon. Pack&Play, stroller, household items, clothing, ect. Indoor/Outdoor Yardsale. Sat June 7, 8AM-2PM. 4100 Pate Pond Rd, Vernon. Cleaning out the building sale. Entertainment center, china cabinet, small hockey table, shelves, plastic storage containers, speakers, pictures, knick knacks, books, and misc household items to numerous to list. Rain or shine. 850-326-1606. LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Ala. Near Courthouse. Yard Sale Fundraiser for Mission Trip 1360 State Park Road, Chipley. 7 a.m. until, baby stuff, home stuff furniture. GUN SHOWSanta Rosa County Auditorium: Milton, FL June 7th & 8th 9:00 am -5:00 pm. (Concealed Weapons Classes10am & 2pm Daily Call: 850-602-6572)General Admission $6850-957-4952 or 850-261-8407 6-3578 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued Got Bad Credit? Buy here/ pay here. $99.00* ride today. Pass repos & past BKs ok. VA & SSI ok. Call Steve 334-648-5302. *Call for more info. ARE YOU PREGNANT? Achildless loving married couple seeks to adopt. Will be hand on mom/dad. Financial security. Expenses paid. Dawn & Domenick 1(855) 985-4592. Adam Sklar #0150789 Auction COMPLETE LIQUIDATIONJERKINS BUILDING SUPPLY INC Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8:00AM. 312 W Pennsylvania Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425. MASON AUCTION & SALES LLC #FL 642. 850-263-0473 OFFICE 850-258-7652 CHAD MASON 850-849-0792 GERALD MASON www.masonauction. com Web Site. 6-3574 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: BROCK AUTO BODY & TOWING SRV. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/20/2014, 8:00am at 679B MLK ST., Chipley FL32428-0114, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BROCK AUTO BODY& TOWING SRV reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. VIN # 1G3NL52T9YC378328 2000 Oldsmobile June 7, 2014. 6-3572 Notice of Proposed Ordinance Hearing You are hereby notified the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Florida, will on the 26th day of June at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, at its regular meeting place of 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida consider the adoption of the following proposed Ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 2014-1 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE OBSTRUCTION OR DEFACING OF COUNTY ROADS WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION; PROVIDING FOR CRIMINAL PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR CIVIL LIABILITY AND ATTORNEY FEES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEALER; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. This Ordinance may be inspected by the public at the Board of County Commissioners Office at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida. Interested parties may 6-3577 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2649 Year of Issuance 2007 Parcel 14-1281-0006 Assessed to: Richard P. Duffield, Description of Property: LOT 6, BLOCK 1281, SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 10-25. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of 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 Washington County Government Complex main entrance, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, Florida, on June 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington County, Florida. By: Kay Haddock, Deputy Clerk June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 6-3575 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number,Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2582 Year of Issuance 2007 Parcel 14-1195-0006 Assessed to: Stein Giraldo, Inc, Description of Property: LOT 6, BLOCK 1195, SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 10-25. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of 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 Washington County Government Complex main entrance, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, Florida, on June 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington County, Florida. By: Kay Haddock, Deputy Clerk June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 6-3576 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given that County of Washington, the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2583 Year of Issuance 2007 Parcel 14-1197-0005 Assessed to: Richard P. Duffield, Description of Property: LOT 5, BLOCK 1197, SUNNY HILLS UNIT 14, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 10-25. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of 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 Washington County Government Complex main entrance, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, Florida, on June 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington County, Florida. By: Kay Haddock, Deputy Clerk June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodations in order to participate in this meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Jackie Snowden, Administrative Office at 850-638-6200 at least two days before the meeting. If you are hearing or voice impaired, cal TDD 1-800-955-8771. Given by order of said Board this 26th day of June 2014.Washington County Board of County Commissioners Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim By: Lora Bell Chief Deputy Clerk June 7, 2014. thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2544 Year of Issuance 2007 Parcel 13-1138-0009 Assessed to: Richard P. Duffield, Description of Property: LOT 9, BLOCK 1138, SUNNY HILLS UNIT 13, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 1-9. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of 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 Washington County Government Complex main entrance, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, Florida, on June 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Harold Bazzel, Clerk Ad Interim, Washington County, Florida. By: Kay Haddock, Deputy Clerk June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 Turn to classifieds Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you!
of Washington County Washington County Business Volume 7, Number 5 Washington County, Florida June-July 2014 WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! Chipley, Florida a hub of International Trade. Well, that sure is a statement that begs to be read again. As funny as it may sound, it is a reality today. Every week, 25 to 30 containers are arriving at ports from Savannah, Ga., to Mobile, Ala., with a nal destination on their manifest of WestPoint Home, Chipley, Florida. ese containers are lled with nished products like sheets, towels and blankets, but also cloth, and components to manufacture comforters, bedspreads, pillows and more here in our only remaining U.S. facility. While this multi-continent product ow is not one that anyone would have chosen, it is a footprint that has been driven by an avalanche of imports from low wage countries. e reality is that of the three largest U.S. home textile companies from 12 years ago, Springs, Fieldcrest Cannon and WestPoint Stevens, only WestPoint has survived and has a U.S. manufacturing facility. How has WestPoint been able to survive where others failed? One way, is by utilizing a free trade agreement that is actually working to support U.S. jobs. WestPoint Home owns another manufacturing facility in Manama Bahrain, a small island country o the coast of Saudia Arabia, that is the home base for the U.S. Fifth Fleet and has been an important U.S. ally in that region for many years. As a result of the free trade agreement, cloth, components and products produced in Bahrain can ship into the U.S. duty free and the vast majority of it ows into Chipley. is duty free status has allowed us to keep comforter, bedspread and pillow manufacturing in Chipley while competing with similar products being manufactured completely in China, Pakistan, etc. In other words it is a Free Trade Agreement that actually WestPoint Home, Southerland working to extend free trade provision works to support U.S. jobs. However, a provision in the agreement, called a TPL, will expire at the end of 2015. If it expires, it will signicantly reduce the amount of duty free product that can be shipped from Bahrain into the U.S. due to lack of domestic yarn capacity in Bahrain. In an eort to help extend this provision and support our jobs here in the U.S., U.S. Rep Steve Southerland is introducing legislation to help extend the TPL for another 10 years. After visiting our facility and also meeting with us in Washington earlier this year, Southerland and his sta have been working diligently to educate other legislators and their stas on this issue and gain their support for the potential legislation. eir passion about helping support our jobs here in Washington County has been so encouraging to our Chipley associates as well as others within our company. Chipley, Florida IS a hub for international business and WestPoint Home, along with Congressman Southerland is ghting to keep it that way! WestPoint Home is also expanding its retail outlet with the opening of a new store in the Washington Square Shopping Center in June; more details will be coming soon. Terry Ellis is the Vice President/American Operations of WestPoint Home in Chipley, and chairs the Chambers Economic Development Council. Terry Ellis Chairman EDC U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland joins Terry Ellis and the management at WestPoint Home in announcing legislation intended to extend a critical free trade provision that would aect WestPoint Home and other U.S. textile companies. Extension of the U.S. Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, set to expire in 2016, would ensure WestPoint is able to remain competitive in trading, and ultimately support the 260 jobs currently at the Chipley operation. Source: Washington County News
A Message fr o m the President Page 2 Washington County Business Advocate June-July 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 email@example.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157. A Message fr o m the Executive Director PROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Visitors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing W/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights On Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renew ing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publica tions, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Eorts in Washington County e Chamber of Commerce held a Marketing Workshop May 29 at the PAEC that oered the attendees a closer look at marketing and translating leads into sales. e workshop featured speaker Mark Raciappa of A ctionCOACH from Tallahassee. Mark has done other seminars for the Chamber and has shown a knowledge and passion for helping small businesses achieve their goals. Some of the ground he covered is the fact that in any sale, one must understand that emotion for the product by the customer is the driving the component of making the sale. Logic plays roughly 20 percent of that decision. erefore, the objective for the salesperson becomes to tie the product being sold to why the person may need it to make them feel good emotionally. If one watches the many ads that we are bombarded with daily (typically, over 3,000) look more carefully at how they tug at your emotions. In discussing the concept of a business having a Winning Team Mark detailed the seven things a business owner must have in place to create a good team: 1. Strong leadership 2. Common goal between owner and employees 3. Understanding the rules of the game 4. Have an action plan 5. Support risk taking 6. Have a mission statement 7. 100% involvement/inclusion between owners and employees. I very much enjoyed the workshop with ActionCoach Mark Raciappa, said Jessi Collins, media consultant with the Washington County News; He taught me how to better manage my time to not only help me, but to better serve my customers. e rst thing I took away with me was to turn the automatic email Ted Everett What an exciting future Washington County has in store! Ive had the pleasure over the last few weeks to be present at many exciting events. First, the announcement of the new (and expanded) WestPoint Home Bed and Bath Outlet store in Washington Square, then the groundbreaking ceremony for Goodwills GIBB Chipley Village Apartments, and last (but not least) the groundbreaking for the new Kate M. Smith Elementary School. Residents of Washington County, this is economic development! is means jobs, better facilities for residents that are in need, more opportunities to shop locally, and a new school for our kids. I have also personally heard the promise from Sen. Don Gaetz that we will have funding for a new courthouse in the near future. None of these things could happen without coordination, phone calls, and knocking on the doors of our elected ocials. Its wonderful to see Washington County citizens working together for the betterment of our community and our future. Lets keep the momentum going! Try to attend your city/town council meetings, your county commission meetings, and join us for ird ursday breakfasts. Make sure your voice is heard and our County continues to prosper. I also must mention the many graduations that have been held over the last few weeks. I am so proud of our Washington County students, the scores they are achieving and how bright their prospects seem. Our children are our future. Lets work together to ensure they will have the opportunity to live and work in Washington County! Please check the back of the Advocate for important community dates. Following are a few of the upcoming events: Vernon, Chipley, Caryville, Ebro, and Wausau have City/Town Council meetings scheduled for June 9, 10 and 12. e Washington County BOCC Amy Wiwi See PRESIDENT page 12 See DIRECTOR page 12
June-July 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 3 Third Thursday Programs WCC members benet from Chamber Perks 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! SPONSOR: Je Goodman, Attorney at Law The team at Je Goodman, P.A. is dedicated to defending your rights and protecting your interests. We have experience representing a broad range of clients, from large multinational corporations to small companies and individuals who need our services. Our commitment to service and to our clients whether large or small remains constant and we believe every client deserves respect, personal attention and attentiveness. July 17 Program and Sponsor to be announced June 19 Program: Interim Clerk of the Court Harold Bazzel will talk about the duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of the Court and provide an update on the state of the County. (850) 638-9722 JEFFGOODMANATTORNEY AT LAW 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. Ambassadors plan summer activities Chamber Ambassador Chair Wendy White, center, leads the Ambassadors in a planning session for summer activities including representation at local festivals and events, and ideas to support local businesses. If youre interested in participating as an Ambassador, please contact the Chamber at 638-4157.
Page 4 Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2014 New KMS school is good for education and local economy Hundreds of students, teachers, local ocials and community members celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Kate M. Smith Elementary School on May 29. This is a tremendous day said Superintendent of Schools Joe Taylor; School Board Chairman and EDC Chair Terry Ellis reminded attendees the project will not only benet local education, but also will be a boost to the local economy. Construction of the new school is expected to cost $33 million and will be funded over three years, with $9.2 million annually from the state and $4.4 million in capital outlay funds from the county.
June-July 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 5 It doesnt matter if you saved money in 15 minutes. It doesnt matter if your neighbor has the same insurance you do. What matters right now is the quality of your independent insurance agent and the company that stands behind them. Call or visit us: Rogers Insurance Agency, Inc. 1368 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 (850) 638-1805 Prots and Productivity A ctionCOACH Mark Raciappa brought his marketing and sales expertise back to Washington County with a seminar designed to upgrade prot and productivity skills and outcomes. The free, two-hour seminar was open to the business community and included research-backed recommendations and formulas to increase marketing response; generate and convert leads, improve sales processes and limit distractions to our time. The Chamber actively seeks ideas and topics that will enhance our members business development. If you have a topic or pro gram youd like to suggest, contact the Chamber at 850-638-4157.
Page 6 Washington County Business Advocate June-July 2014 ANNUAL CHAMBER BANQUET/SILENT AUCTION The Chambers annual banquet was a red carpet aair complete with photo opps, great entertainment, food and fellowship! Pictured clockwise from top left: the Chipley High School Jazz Ensemble performs; Alfred Guettler accepts the Business of the Year Award; attendees enjoy a great meal; Nicole Bareeld accepts the past president award from Executive Director Ted Everett; bids are made on great silent auction items; Melanie Caldwell joins other Ambassadors in decorating for the event; Cindy Johnson-Brown, center, accepts the Volunteer of the Year award from President Amy Wiwi and Everett.
See LEGISLATIVE page 10 Key legislation update from 2014 session Enterprise Florida e Florida Legislature adjourned, May 2. is year saw the passage of 264 pieces of legislation, the lowest total in over a decade. e one constitutionally required bill each year is the General Appro priations Act, better known as simply, e Budget. is years budget totaled $77.1 billion, the largest budget in Floridas history, bolstered by over $1 billion in surplus funds increase for law enforcement, a $10.9 million increase for assistant state attorneys and public defenders, $20 billion in education funding, a $10.1 billion Department of Transportation budget, and no tuition increases for college students. As a national leader in economic development and job growth, Florida will be advanced by many economic development and business climate initiatives approved by the Florida Legislature, from sports development to small business nancing. Additionally, Governor Scott hoped to give taxpayer dollars back to Florida families by cut ting more than $500 million in taxes and fees, and the Legislature supported the eort by rolling back vehicle regis tration fees and creating numerous sales tax holidays. Enterprise Florida, along with sup port from many Board Members and Stakeholders, worked hard to pass legislative items that promote the states job growth policies and continued economic development. Floridas eorts will benet from many of the proposals that passed, including: ing maintenance of new interna tional oces and increased funding for international grants Foundation to support their grant program and the Senior/Sunshine State games grams of our primary partners Enterprise Florida, the Department sponsors, committee sta, and the Governor, this sessions accomplish ments will continue to aid Floridas economic development eorts. Below is information on bills aect ing Floridas economic development and business climate is provided. Tax Package is bill provides a wide range of tax cuts to support economic development, job growth, and tax relief. Among its many initiatives, multiple tax holi hurricane preparedness supplies, and energy and water ecient appliances. Furthermore, it includes tax breaks for child booster seats, bike helmets, pet food, and college meal plans. is bill accounts for $105 million in tax cuts. Status: House Bill 5601 passed the House and the Senate and was approved by the Governor. Motor Vehicle and Mobile Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges is bill rolls back annual vehicle registration fees, which were hiked back in 2009. is initiative cuts $400 million in vehicle registration fees for Florida families. passed the House and the Senate. Status: is bill was approved by the Governor on April 2, 2014 Title Insurance is bill provides regulatory clean-up for title insurance as well as re-establish insurance. Additionally, this bill lowers the statutorily required reserve require ment to 6.5 percent for title insurance companies with a $50 million surplus, a more competitive rate that will allow Florida to attract title insurers. passed the House and the Senate. Status: Did not pass the lesiglature June-July 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 7
Page 8 Washington County Business Advocate June-July 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 Goodwill breaks ground on apartment complex Goodwill Industries-Big Bend Inc. broke ground May 20 at the planned siteof a new, 15-unit apartment complex behind Washington Square Shopping Center in Chipley. The Chamber was an advocate for building the complex, which will house local residents with disabilities. Construction, which will bring new jobs to the area, is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. Pictured, from left to right are: Donna Warlick, consultant; Tracey Andrews, Gulf Power; James Folds, Cook Brothers Construction, Fred Selfer, president Goodwill IndustriesBig Bend Inc.; Todd Abbott, County commissioner; Lee Kennedy, Chipley City Council.
June-July 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: email@example.com C 1012 M S. (850) 638-7892 B 300 N. W S. (850) 547-3624 M 4701 Hwy 90 4215 L S. (850) 526-4411 INVESTING IN LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES FOR OVER 50 YEARS www.sb.comG 962 8th Ave. (850) 263-3225DON NOWELL, SAN D Y SPEAR, AN D WEN D Y WHITE EQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Rogers Insurance celebrated 40 years of service to the community with an open house on Thursday, May 22, at their oce on Jackson Avenue in Chipley. Many customers and community members stopped by to extend best wishes to the the sta including the companys name-sake, Gerald, Pee Wee Rogers, center. He is pictured with daughter Donna, son-in-law Ricky and grandson Craig Miller representing three generations of insurance expertise. Rogers was rst opened May 26, 1974. Chamber recognizes top business, volunteer T he Chamber awarded its top honors at the annual banquet in April, naming Guettler and Guettler the Business of the Year and Cindy Johnson Brown as the Jean Hollingsworth Volunteer of the Year. BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Guetter and Guettler Inc. is owned by brothers Alfred and Daniel Guettler. ey oversee the daily operations of the highway marking company formed in 1980. From their beginnings with a Florida DOT right-of-way clearing and maintenance contract, they evolved into a premier highway striping supporting the Florida Panhandle stretching from Tallahassee to Pensacola.ese men are old-fashioned entrepreneurs who built their business from the ground up without a government handout. ey currently have 21 employees and have been members of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce since 1996. In accepting the award for the company, Alfred said faith and family are the foundation to their success. ey have developed property and added retail businesses to support their local economy throughout the years, including Washington Square Shopping Center. e brothers were instrumental in bringing Washington Countys rst locally chartered bank in 2008; Alfred is a director of One South Bank. e brothers are also true outdoorsmen who love to sh, hunt and garden. Both are Chipley High School graduates. JEAN HOLLINGSWORTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR Cindy Johnson-Brown was recognized as the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year for a second consecutive year. She was selected by her peers for her dedication and commitment. She served as Ambassador chair for two years, and recently joined the Chamber A. Guettler C. JohnsonBrown See page 12
Page 10 Washington County Business Advocate June-July 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 Economic Development Among its many initiatives, this bill directs DEO to distribute Small Cities CDBG Program grants and loan guarantees to better address the diver sity and economic needs of Floridas rural areas, allows eligible businesses to receive a sales tax refund on electricity purchased in rural areas, requires the Oce of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) and the Oce of Program Policy Analysis and Govern ment Accountability (OPPAGA) to include the New Markets Development Program in the Economic Develop ment Programs Evaluation required under Chapter 288, F.S., requires Space Florida to consult with VISIT Florida in developing a space tourism market ing plan, authorizes Space Florida to develop a Center of Excellence for Aerospace, and increases the admin istrative costs of the Florida Defense Support Task Force from $200,000 to $250,000. is bill renames rural areas of economic concern (RACECs) to rural areas of opportunity, an Enterprise Florida priority. It also creates a state micronance program to allow better access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs, administered by Enterprise Florida. Bill Information: House Bill 7023 passed the House and the Senate. Status: Pending Governor Approval Military and Veteran Support is legislation covers an array of issues aecting our veterans. is bill provides in-state tuition to veterans and allows businesses to give hiring prefer ences to veterans, provides the Depart ment of Environmental Protection $7.48M to acquire non-conservation land adjacent to the Naval Support Activity Panama City, Naval Station Mayport, and MacDill Air Force Base for the purpose of securing and protect ing such installations against encroach ment, among other initiatives. Bill Information: House Bill 7015 passed the House and the Senate. Status: is bill was approved by the Governor on March 31, 2014. Governmental Ethics e bill requires certain persons aliated with quasi-governmental entities, such as the Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation, En terprise Florida, Inc., the Divisions of Enterprise Florida, Inc., the Florida Development Finance Corporation, and Citizens Property Insurance Corpora tion, to comply with provisions of the state Code of Ethics. Additionally, this bill requires ethics training for elected municipal ocers, requires citizen sup port and direct-support organizations to adopt a code of ethics, and requires persons who lobby water management districts to register as a lobbyist with the district. Enterprise Florida oered its support of this initiative throughout the process, as it codies in statute the practices we currently adhere to in their own ethics policy. Status: Pending Governor Approval If you have questions or need addi tional information, please contact Mike Preston, Vice President of Government Relations, at 850.298.6630 or mpres firstname.lastname@example.org. LEGISLATIVE from page 7 CRA explores Splash Pad Park The Chipley Redevelopment Agency (CRA) heard a presentation on splash pads at its May meeting from John Kilpatrick of the Dawson Group. He talked about areas needed and cost. City administrator Dan Miner also attended. Representation
June-July 2014 Washington County Business Advocate Page 11 THIRD THURSDAY HIGHLIGHTS Membership RENEWALS Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods Inc. 2007 B & F Appliance Repair & Parts 1997 Brown Funeral Home 1989 CarswelI Realty 1980 Chipola Area Board of Realtors 2013 Chipola Healthy Start 2008 Colby Peel, Wash Co. Judge 1999 DownHome Dental Center 2010 Early Learning Coalition of NW FL Inc. 2012 Elite Realty 2010 First Baptist Church of Chipley 1996 Florida Showcase Realty 2013 Girl Scout Council of the FL Panhandle 2007 Guettler & Guettler 1996 Horizon Health Care Services Inc. 2010 HSA Consulting Group Inc. 2010 Je Goodman, Attorney at Law 2010 Mitchell Sight & Sound 1997 The Eye Center of North Florida 1991 Tracom Inc. 2010 West Florida Baptist Association 1989 Rick Demers Brenda J. Harris Gerald J. Haviland Janet Kinney Christine F. MacBlain Cheryl McCall Patrick A. Schlenker EDC INVESTMENTS Acadian Cypress & Hardwoods, Inc. Horizon Health Care Services, Inc. Total: 314 May 15 Third Thursday Clockwise: Attendees listening to the program presented by Mark Raciappa of ActionCOACH; Chipley Garden Club Yard of the Month winners Jeremy and Valerie Foxworth; networking before breakfast; Third Thursday sponsor Nicole Barefield of the the Washington County News introduces some of the news, production and sales staff.
Page 12 Washington County Business Advocate June-July 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 JULY 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 JUNE 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 2 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 3 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 4 Last Day of School 5 Noon Friends of Library @ Chipley Library 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association Mtg. 6-8 STP Honky Tonk Angels @ Playhouse 9 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 10 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 11 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 12 Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba 6 pm Wausau Town Council Meeting 13 Full Strawberry Moon 16 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 19 10:30 am Wausau Garden Club 23 4 pm WC TDC Workshop/Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 25 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Workshop @ Annex 26 9 am Wash. Co. Commission Mtg @ Annex 27-28 Annual Watermelon Festival Ag Center 1 Noon Friends of Library @ Chipley Library 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 3 6:30pm Sunny Hills Civic Association 5:00pm Chipley City Council Workshop 4 Independence Day 7 6 pm Vernon Town Council Workshop 8 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council 6:pm Caryville Town Council 9 Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 10 Noon Chipley Lions Club @ Skins n Bubba 6 pm Wausau Town Meeting@ Town Hall 12 Full Buck Moon 14 5:30 pm Washington County School Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting 16 9 am WCBOCC WorkshopAnnex 17 7:30 am Chamber 3rd Thursday Mtg@NFCH Sp.Ctr. 8:30 am Ambassador Mtg. @NFCH Sp.Ctr 9 am WCBOCC Meeting Annex 11:30 am Wausau Garden Club 21 6 pm Vernon Town Council Workshop 28 4 pm WC TDC Workshop/Board Meeting 7 pm Vernon Town Council Meeting PRESIDENT from page 2 meeting is June 29 at 9 a.m. Add these meetings to your calendar and stay involved in your community! e Chambers next ird ursday Breakfast is June 19 at 8:30 a.m. Come join us for a wonderful breakfast at the hospitals Specialty Center. Interim Clerk of Court Harold Bazzel is our speaker. He will discuss the duties and responsibilities of the Clerk of the Court as well as an update on the state of the County. e 58th annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival is June 27-28. is will be an exciting two-day music and family event, with wonderful performers, the Hot Trot Run, Watermelon Parade downtown, a ne arts show, watermelon contests and more. Come out and enjoy the event, eat plenty of watermelon, and spend time with your neighbors. generator o and I now have control of how much time I spend on emails without it causing distractions throughout my work day, said Jessi. His techniques for protable marketing -which is an investment you should see a return on -were dead on, she added. If you have any workshop or seminar ideas on what you would like the Chamber oer, please let us know. We will do our best to bring relevant and useful information to our help our small businesses develop. DIRECTOR from page 2 board; she also is involved in several community organizations and activities. Johnson-Brown is a speech language pathologist who recently opened her own business, Therapy World of Northwest Florida. She treats children and adults with a wide variety of disorders in speech sound production, voice, fluency, language, cognition, and feeding/swallowing. After graduating from Chipley High School in 1992, Johnson-Brown pursued her bachelors degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and completed her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Johnson-Brown promotes healing for a better life. She is a member of ASHA, FLASHA, the Chamber board of directors, Kiwanis, Washington County Arts Council board of directors, and Take Stock in Children. AWARDS from page 9