Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions & more... Follow Us On Facebook And Mobile Too! @WCN_HCT www.bonifaynow.com Connect With Us 24/7 50 www.bonifaynow.com Wednesday, AUGUST 10 2011 Volume 121, Number 17 For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 INDEX Arrests .................................. A2 Opinion ................................. A4 Outdoors ............................... A6 Sports....................................A7 Extra ..................................... B1 Faith ..................................... B4 Obituaries ............................. B5 Classieds ............................. B6 INSIDE The Bombers! A7 Inside 4-H Day Camp A3 Happy Corner A4 Staff report Holmes County Sheriffs Ofce and Holmes County Crime Stoppers has issued a plea to the public ask ing for assistance in locat ing suspects involved in the burglary of Hamiltons General Store in northeast ern Holmes County. A surveillance video tak en by cameras in the store indicates that in the early morning hours of July 25, a white male smashed in the glass front door, entered the store and took several packs of cigarettes and other items. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call Crime Stop pers of Holmes County at (866) 689-8477. As with any Crime Stoppers tip, those relaying information do not have to give a name and may be entitled to a cash reward of up to $1,000. In formation also can be given to the Holmes County Sher iffs Ofce at 547-3681. Ofcials with the Holmes County Sheriffs Ofce released this photograph captured by surveillance camera at Hamiltons General Store. Shown is an unknown white male entering the store.SPE C IA L TO TH E TI M E S-A DVE RT I S E R Police seek burglary suspect By Steve Liner Managing Editor email@example.com The Holmes County School Board voted unani mously last week to set the systems Fiscal 2011-2012 budget. The total budget, including funding from all state and local sources, will be $33,190,741. Holmes Countys bud get for schools represents slightly less than $1 in ev ery $5 spent on the school systems annual opera tions. Most of the remain ing budget is borne by the state. The federal govern ment invests about $4.5 million in Holmes stu dents, but almost all of those funds are earmarked for special programs, with only $95,000 available as general resources to the county. As might be expected, the largest single line item on the systems budget, $12.7 million, is set aside for direct instruction. The sec ond largest line item, $2.7 million, goes to operation of plant, or running the various schools on a dayto-day basis. Maintenance of school system buildings is another line item, cost ing $864,113 over the year. In comparison to funds spent directly on student instruction, administrative costs are set at $1,904,689 or 15 percent of total in struction expenditures. Of those administrative dol lars, $1,740,171 are to be paid for in-school adminis tration while the remaining $164,518 is set for general administration. Virtually no money, only $25,000, in the new budget is set aside for facilities ac quisition and construction. Also placed in the bud get is $237,489 for debt ser vices, which amounts to 0.7 percent of the schools budget. The budget was passed without dissent or discus sion and is based on an es tablished millage rate for the year of 6.226 of which 5.478, nearly 90 percent, is required by state law as required local effort. Holmes School Board sets budget for new school year Special to The Times-Advertiser The annual Sales Tax Holi day to help parents and stu dents as they return to school is this weekend, Aug.12-14. Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option taxes (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $75 or less, or on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less. This three-day tax exemption is in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Fri day through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. The sales tax exemption applies to each eligible item of clothing selling for $75 or less and to each eligible school sup ply item selling for $15 or less. The exemption will still apply no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer. Books are not exempt from taxes during the 2011 Sales Tax Holiday. Clothing means any article of wearing apparel, including all footwear (except skis, swim ns, roller blades and skates) intended to be worn on or about the human body. How ever, clothing does not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, umbrellas, handkerchiefs or sporting equipment. A repre sentative list of items is included in this publication. School supplies means pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, notebook ller paper, State sets rules for 2011 Sales Tax Holiday See SALES T AX A2 The 7and 8-year-old girls from Bonifay represented Florida as state champs at the Dixie Youth Darlings World Series in Pineville, La., July 29 to Aug. 3. The team placed second after playing six games and defeating state champions from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. They advanced to the championship game against Tennessee, trying to beat them twice. Bonifays team was the only team at the World Series that Tennessee did not defeat under the maximumrun rule. We are very proud of what these girls have accomplished from a small town like Bonifay, Coach Shelly Harrison said. We would like to thank the sponsors this year that made contributions to the team for traveling expenses.SPE C IA L TO TH E TI M E S-A DVE RT I S E R Pictured are, back row from left, coaches Shelly Harrison, Michael Hightower, Ron Monk, Head Coach Travis Johnson and Rodd Jones; middle row, Payton Hightower, Kennady Nelson, Carmen Jones, Brooke Harrison, Hailey Johnson and Elizabeth Steinman; and front row, Kinzie Nelson, Laura Whitaker, Caleigha Farrow, Akiela Farrow, Anna Jones and Mary Grace Hooper. SOFTBALL CHAMPS 42nd Annual Wausau Possum Festival B1
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This exemption does not apply to sales of clothing or school supplies within a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging es tablishment or airport (areas dened below). Applying the Law to Sales Transactions Articles that are normally sold as a unit must continue to be sold in that manner; they cannot be a unit sepa rately priced and sold as in dividual items in order to ob tain the sales tax exemption. The following examples are provided by state revenue ofcials. Example 1: A pair of shoes normally sells for $80. The pair of shoes cannot be split up in order to sell each shoe for $40 to qualify for the exemption. Example 2: A suit is nor mally priced at $150 on a sin gle price tag. The suit cannot be split into two separate ar ticles so that each piece may be sold for $75 or less in or der to qualify for the exemp tion. However, items that are normally priced as separate items may continue to be sold as separate items and qualify for the exemption if the price of the item is $75 or less. Example 3: A pen and pencil set is normally priced at $18 on a single price tag. The set cannot be split into separate items so that either of the items may be sold for $15 or less in order to qualify for the exemption. Sets containing both when exempt items are nor mally sold together with tax able merchandise as a set or single unit, the exempt and taxable full price is subject to sales tax. Example 1 : A gift set consisting of a wallet and key chain is sold for a single price of $35. Although the wallet would qualify for the exemp tion if sold separately during the exemption period, the key chain would not qualify because it is not listed as a qualifying tax-exempt item. The full selling price of the wallet and key chain gift set is taxable. Example 2: A desk set consisting of a stapler and a pair of scissors is sold for a single price of $9.95. Although the scissors would qualify for the exemption if sold sepa rately during the exemption period, the stapler would not qualify because it is not listed as a qualifying tax-exempt item. The full selling price of the stapler and scissors desk set is taxable. Buy one, get one free or the total price of items ad vertised as buy one, get one free, or buy one, get one for a reduced for a reduced price, cannot be averaged in order for both items to qualify for the exemption. Gift certicates: The sale of a gift certicate is not taxable. Eligible items pur chased during the exemp tion period: Example 1: A retailer ad vertises pants as buy one, get one free. The rst pair of pants is priced at $80; the second pair of pants is free. Tax is due on $80. The store cannot sell each pair of pants for $40 in order for the items to qualify for the exemption. However, the retailer may advertise and sell the items for 50 percent off, selling each pair of $80 pants for $40, making each pair eligible for the exemption. Example 2: A retailer ad vertises shoes as buy one pair at the regular price, get a second pair for half price. The rst pair of shoes is sold for $80; the second pair is sold for $40 (half price). Tax is due on the $80 shoes, but not on the $40 shoes. The store cannot sell each pair of shoes for $60 in order for the items to qualify for the ex emption. However, a retailer may advertise each pair for 25 percent off, thereby selling each pair of $80 shoes for $60, making each pair eligible for the exemption. Using a gift certicate will qualify for the exemption, regardless of when the gift certicate was purchased. Eligible items purchased after the exemption period using a gift certicate are taxable, even if the gift certif icate was purchased during the exemption period. A gift certicate cannot be used to reduce the selling price of an item of clothing to $75 or less, or the price of a school supply item to $15 or less, in order for the item to qualify for the tax exemption. Exchanging a purchase When a customer pur chases a tax-exempt item during the exemption pe riod, then later exchanges after Aug. 14 the item for the same item (different size, different color, etc.), no ad ditional tax will be due even if the exchange is made af ter the exemption period. When a customer purchases a tax-exempt item during the exemption period, then later returns the item and receives credit on the pur chase of a different item, the appropriate sales tax will ap ply to the full sales price of the newly purchased item. A customer who pays sales tax to a dealer on a taxexempt item when no tax is due must secure a refund of the tax from the dealer and not from the Department of Revenue. When a customer returns a tax-exempt item during the period Aug. 12 through Oct. 31 and wants a re fund/credit of tax the custom er must produce a receipt or invoice showing tax was paid on the original purchase of the tax exempt item, or the retailer must have sufcient documentation to show that tax was paid on the original purchase of the tax exempt item. Store coupons and dis counts reduce the sales price of an item. Therefore, a store coupon or discount can be used to reduce the sales price of an item of clothing to $75 or less, or that of a school supply item to $15 or less, in order to qualify for the exemption. Rebates occur after the sale and do not affect the sales price of an item purchased. A layaway sale is a trans action where merchandise is set aside for future delivery to a customer who makes a deposit, agrees to pay the balance of the purchase price over a period of time, and receives the merchan dise at the end of the pay ment period. For purposes of this ex emption, tax-exempt items will qualify for the exemption if: a retailer and a customer enter into a contract for a layaway sale for an exempt item(s) during the exemp tion period, the customer makes the usual deposit in accordance with the retail ers layaway policy, he mer chandise (exempt item(s)) is segregated from the retail ers inventory and the nal payment is made during or after the exemption period. For more specic guid ance should consult www. myorida.com/dor, the Flori da Department of Revenues Website. SALES TAX from page A1 Arrest REPOR T July 25Aug. 1 James Bell 38, Hold for Jackson County Randall Harold Blair 40, Child support Robert Daniel Brown 23, Manufacturing Meth, Manufacturing drug paraphernalia, Trafcking in meth Thaddeus C. Brown Hold for prison transport service April Larvetatra Burke 29, Possession of forged or ctitious drivers license or identication card, Possession of certain unlawful articles, Possession of drug paraphernalia Robert William Fusco, 40, Driving while license suspend or revoked with knowledge David James Gibson, 40, Hold for prison transport service Joseph Russell Govey 46, Hold for prison transport service Steven Lamar Hall 33, Driving while license suspended or revoked, Violation of probation, Attaching tag not assigned Russell Allen Hanson 30, Aggravated battery, False imprisonment, Aggravated assault with a rearm, Tampering with evidence Harry Frank Harris 68, Driving under the inuence Cecilia Annette Hernandez 21, Driving while license suspended or revoked Joseph Alan Huggins 18, Armed burglary, Grand theft Byron Leigh Hurst 34, Hold for Walton County Renwick Lamar Keel 53, Hold for Hillsborough Anthony Wayne Leavins 33, Violation of probation on tag not assigned Luis A. Leyva 36, Hold for prison transport service Bruce Adam Mahon 41, Hold for Escambia Bobby Jamik McBride 24, Hold for Hillsborough Dalton L. McCrummen 20, Armed burglary, Grand theft Jamie Aubry Miller 20, Armed burglary, Grand theft Gelacio Resendiz Monroy, 22, Driving while license suspended or revoked Michael A. Newman 48, Disorderly conduct, Resisting ofcer with violence, Resisting ofcer without violence, Battery on law enforcement ofcer
Local Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A3 Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Management. interest in treating treats certain other Northwest Florida Community Hospital Welcomes DR. AARON SHORES, M.D. SPINE AND NEURO PAIN SPECIALIST Please call for an appointment today 850-638-0505 ENROLL TODAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE! WASHINGTON-HOLMES TECHNICAL CENTER 757 HOYT STREET CHIPLEY, FL WWW.WHTC.US NEW STUDENTS MAY REGISTER THROUGH AUGUST 20 CLASSES START AUGUST 22nd For More Information, Call Student Services at 850-638-1180, ext. 317 4-H day campers undertake art projects Special to the Times-Advertiser Creativity, the freest form of self-expression, is extremely satisfying and fullling to youths in that they are able to express themselves openly and free of judgment. Not only does it allow for self-expression, it fosters mental growth, provides opportunities to problem-solve and try out new ideas and new ways of thinking. With the guidance of 4-H volunteer Karen Roland, youths expressed themselves through different media in ArtVentures, part of Washington County 4-Hs 2011 Summer Day Camp program. Throughout the three-day adventure, youths made paper, practiced drawing facial features, created rolled paper art, painted and learned how to create imprint art. Because Roland recognizes that creativity encompasses more than drawing or painting, she provided youths the time to plan and design as well as work with many different media and elements of nature, including bark, sh, shells and feathers. As parents or youth caregivers, we can look for many ways to provide creative experiences for children. Field trips, holiday celebrations and providing for creative play are ways to further provide for creative expression. Children should also be permitted many experiences and time to explore and experience expressive materials. You can show your support for the creative process through appreciating and offering support for your childs efforts. 4-H strives to develop life skills in youth; through creative experiences such as ArtVentures, life skills such as self-motivation, self-esteem, critical thinking and problem-solving can be enhanced and developed in youths. For more information on the Washington County 4-H program, contact 4-H Youth Development Agent Julie Pigott Dillard at 850-638-6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 4-H, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program, is open to all youths. Photos S P ECIAL TO THE T IMESA DVERTISER A volunteer demonstrates technique to a 4-H member at a recent ArtVentures camp session. A camper uses the Times-Advertiser to create a special art project. Its a gator! A camper shows the results of his art project.
Opinion A4 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser These hot days remind us of the swimming holes where we cooled off as children. On the bus to Abbyville, Ala., last week with senior adults from First Baptist Church, I overheard some conversations about swimming holes. DiAnn Dunn Shores told about her brothers and some of their friends rigging them up a ski board. They found their mothers wooden ironing board, which we used to prop across two kitchen chairs to do the weekly ironing. They drove a bolt into it to hold a plow line, and then with someones outboard motor and a skiff for a ski boat, learned to ski in a pond near the Choctawhatchee River. We Wells children were not that inventive, and we didnt have a pond to ski in, but we were blessed to live near Gum Creek, which in those days contained enough water to swim in. My children and grandchildren nd it hard to believe that we only had to walk down the hill less than half a mile to what is now County Road 173 to nd enough water running under the wooden bridge for children to splash and play in. There was a nice sandy bottom where locals often drove their mule and wagon through instead of risking spooking the mule by going over the rough boards of the bridge. On what is now Bess Nook Road were deeper holes on the creek. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church used this hole for a baptismal pool. We could walk there by going south, taking a cow trail through some of our woods and then walking down the dirt road. Some days we piled into the pickup truck and had a cool-off swim at noon before going back to the pea patch or corn patch. The only two of my brothers who suffered a broken bone were at the creek. Max jumped off the pickup before it quite stopped and broke his arm, and Jim fell off the train trestle over Gum Creek near our house and broke his arm. Usually Daddy and the boys went swimming with us, and occasionally Mama, who owned a swimsuit but was deathly afraid of water, went too. But one summer afternoon, my sister Minnie and I wanted to go to the creek, and Mama allowed us to go to the deeper one on Bess Nook. We were early teens by then. As we approached, we saw that a neighborhood boy who had been in trouble with the law was there along with a friend of his from another community who had also been in trouble. These were the only teens we had ever known who had been arrested. We debated about turning around and going home, but the two had already spotted us. So we bravely went on hoping they werent skinny-dipping. They werent and soon left the swimming hole, so we enjoyed our swim and went home swearing not to tell our parents that we swam with those two rogues. When Gum Creek was too low for swimming, wed pile onto the back of the pickup and drive to Cowford on Holmes Creek. On rare occasion, we went to Becton Springs or Burnt Sock Landing on Holmes Creek. Once, we got to Cowford and little brother Max said, Oh, shoot! Forgot my bathing suit. That was not a real problem. He just jumped in with his overalls on. Some summers, I spent time with my Uncle Josh Wells family on Hard Labor Creek, which had a nice swimming hole right across 277. It was amazing to see Aunt Annie swim and oat, as most of the women I knew would only wade. They mostly went in fully clothed, but Aunt Annie, like Mama, had a real bathing suit. My husbands family had Wrights Creek for their swimming hole, though a little too far to walk. They rode their bikes. We also took our children to The Blue Hole, The Chalk Hole or The Wayside Park on Wrights Creek. I heard other stories on the trip to Abbyville. James Edward McFatter likes to recall swimming in Hard Labor Creek or Holmes Creek with his McFatter cousins in Washington County. Jackie Baggett had a favorite swimming hole in Jackson County. Some of my family members were going to spend a few days at the beach this summer, and my sister Muriel said she had to go home and mend the knees in her swimsuit. Well, we werent quite that antiquated, but having a clean creek to swim in was just one of the privileges I enjoyed growing up a country girl. What brings us to county layoffs? Have you ever been on the receiving end of the layoff speech? As one who has been on both sides of it, I can tell you it isnt happy for anyone, least of all the one going home jobless. When ve Washington County employees got their speech a week ago Friday, they were told by a most sincere County Administrator Steve Joiner, I hope and pray we can bring you back soon. I believe he was honest in this comment after speaking with him personally and at length about the situation with the countys budget. But really, coming back soon for these employees ranks pretty high on the fat chance meter. See, the layoffs are in response to action by the county commission to continue the tax rate unchanged, leaving about a $1 million hole in a $36 million annual budget. So return for these employees will depend on someone retiring unexpectedly, dying or getting hurt. Any of those could happen, of course, but its hard to convince your mortgage holder youll be rushed back to work on such a contingency. OK. Its bad and not likely to get any better. You get the drift. But as your newspaper editor, its my job to ask tough questions sometimes, like: How did we get here? And there are satisfying (if not happy) answers to my questions so far. First, Commission Chairman Joel Pate took me back in time to 2005. Washington County had a budget surplus of around $2 million. Spending was pretty free in those days before both the state and federal government shut off many of the money valves that have now dried up. In fact, the chairman describes the countys ofcial budgetary attitude as spending like a drunken sailor. All this heady scal lack of restraint became a key part of the next round of commission elections, Pate and Joiner both told me, leaving county leaders with the current no new taxes philosophy. And frankly, Washington County isnt alone in this approach in the era of the Tea Party and pervasive nancial restraint. We will leave the politics and relative merits of that to another time. Anyway, it was this change in attitude and power structure more than ve years ago that gets us to current county staff reductions. And to be fair, layoffs are not the rst or only strategy Washington County is employing to cut its spending (a majority of which is payroll, by the way). First, there is a formal hiring freeze in effect. Second, all positions vacated for any reason (absent, perhaps, public safety and basic supervisory personnel) are left unlled. Joiner points out that several more layoffs would be necessary had there not been some retirements and two employees red for cause along the way. Pate points to longer grass in county parks as a telling sign of cutback. To be clear, the ve laid off will be welcomed back with open arms as valued employees if opportunities open up. Its just unlikely there will be. Finally, there are two rumors I worked on I need to discuss at least briey. Rumor 1: The commissioners are not cutting their budgets. Well, this one is a stumper in a couple of ways. First, with a $1 million shortfall in a $36 million budget, cuts will be broad and across all programs. Second, the county budget just is not set up to give each commissioner a spending pot. That went away after 2005, according to Joiner and Pate. Rumor 2: There is a list of remaining employees to be laid off. Nope, Joiner says. With other costcutting measures, hes as hopeful as he can be there will be no further layoffs, so he sees no utility in making a list. Look, this is not happy, and it is not good (least of all for those laid off), but it is understandable. Feel free to let me hear from you at email@example.com. STEVE LINER Managing Editor Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Hot spell brings memories of old swimming holes Your trusted news source online at B. xtras onlin e Online EXCLUSIVE 42nd annual Wausau Possum Festival Dixie Softball World Series Crime Crime never takes a break. Neither do we. Scroll to the bottom of any story online to leave a comment. SPORTS Also ONLINE HAPPY CORNER Hazel Wells Tison HA VE SOMETHING TO SA Y? Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. 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Bareeld, Publisher Steve Liner, Managing Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Brad Goodyear, Composition Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. Dear Editor, Regarding the Washington County Commission meeting held in Ebro on July 28, and specically the Crystal Lake presentation concerning the Sikes Sand Pits long going environmental and code violations (Sand pit discussion causes stir, Aug. 3 edition), I have some comments and observations. First of all, I am a Crystal Lake property owner and attended this meeting. Mr. Jesse Sasser did a brilliant job with the slide show. It was obvious that much time and money had been spent in proving Mr. Sikes was in violation. I do not know if Mr. Sasser had been alerted to the 15-minute time limit or if he found this out upon arrival, but even if this was the case, I wondered why such an important issue would have such a limited time restraint. Anyway, when the 15 minutes expired and Mr. Joel Pate, chairman of the board, interrupted Mr. Sasser by saying, Your 15 minutes are up; have a seat!, I was shocked! Mr. Sasser politely asked for four more minutes to nish the slide show. This was denied more than one time with the rest of the board looking on. The board attorney intervened by saying that Mr. Pate could allow the time limit be extended if he chose, and once more, Mr. Pate denied this. The audience became unruly, demanding that this group of taxpayers be heard, but to no avail. The point I am making is that this is, according to the tax roll, a group of 206 Crystal Lake property owners who pay taxes in the amount of $347,685.38 and were treated by Joel Pate as if we all lived in Bay, Jackson, Leon, Holmes, Houston and all other places in the country that he represents and that we had no rights as Washington County property owners. The Crystal Lake roads are not paved, and to my knowledge, there are no other services offered be the county to the Crystal Lake community, except help from the sheriffs department. I personally do not appreciate the attitude taken by Joel Pate. I have known him all my life and am truly disappointed in the position he took at this meeting. Unfortunately, I pay taxes in Washington County but reside in Bay County; thus I cant vote in Washington County. Ill have to leave the next election in the good hands of WC citizens. Good luck! Nan Godfrey Locher Crystal Lake Letter to the EDITOR
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Waukesha St., Bonifay, FL 850-624-0272 L OS ANGELES (AP) People have been calling Leslie Bale about opossums since 1982 when she started on the graveyard shift as a 911 dispatcher for the Ir vine Police Department. The calls came from homeowners or security guards who thought they had prowlers. Call after call turned out to be opossums, she said. Bale still gets calls about opossums, but these days its as a wildlife rehabilitator and president of the Opossum Society of the United States, which has about 300 members. North America is home to millions of Virginia opossums, but for a creature so commonly found in backyards and along roadways, this nocturnal marsupial is the subject of many myths and misperceptions. Colloquially, Americans sometimes use the terms opossum and possum interchangeably. But while Virginia opossums are native to North America, possums are native to Australia. The opossums relatives include other marsupials from Down Under kangaroos, koalas and wombats. But because opossums look like rats, they dont share the other mammals popularity. Its the furless tail that sets people off, said Barbara Missy Runyan, a wildlife rehabilitator who runs Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center in Hunter, N.Y., and who thinks opossums are adorable. But they dont hang by their tails, Bale said. Their tails cant support their weight. Poor eyesight is why so many are hit by cars. The opossum does 90 percent of its searching through scent, said Runyan. They can only see six to eight inches in front of them. They cant smell a car coming. And since they are nocturnal, they cross the road when its dark. They can make hissing, sneezing or growling sounds, sometimes described as a purr. They arent likely to dig holes in your yard because they have delicate paws with nails that can be easily ripped out, Bale said. Despite 50 razor-sharp teeth, opossums are generally docile and prefer to avoid confrontation, said Kim Ashby, a wildlife rehabilitator in Raleigh, N.C. They can bite, but they prefer playing possum. If confronted, they fall over, start drooling, emit a musky odor that smells like decay, induce diarrhea and slow their breathing so it appears to have stopped, said Ashby, a retired emergency room nurse. Most predators will walk away because they wont eat anything that has been dead for a while. They eat cockroaches, crickets and beetles, snakes, slugs, mice, rats, rotting fruit, human garbage, dead animals and small reptiles. Bale calls them natures little sanitation engineers. They like dog and cat food too. If people are feeding dogs and cats outside, they are probably feeding their local possums as well, Ashby said. Baby opossums start out the size of raisins. A mother can have one to three litters a year. A grown female will weigh between 7 and 9 pounds and a male up to 12 pounds. They are solitary, transient creatures, seldom staying in one place more than a few days. Babies stay with the mother for 4 to ve months. If they fall off while riding on her back or get left behind when the mother takes off, they are on their own because the mother wont come back, Bale said. Rabies in opossums is rare because their body temperature is too low to support the virus. They are good climbers, using their tail for balance, but they can fall into swimming pools when trying to get a drink and into trash cans when going after food. Ashby says some people set out to kill opossums. She was recently called for one that had been stomped to death and nursed another that had been beaten with a baseball bat. A call to animal control is a better option, she said. But you can also take steps to keep them out of your yard. Cover pools and trash cans, remove food and water sources, keep trees and shrubs clear of fences and dont let fruit from trees rot on the ground. A few companies sell repellent granules made of fox urine that you shake on the ground. Manufacturers say the product, $15 to $20, is 100 percent organic so it wont hurt your cat or dog. While dogs and cars are the possums main predators in cities, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, owls and other animals prey on them in the wild. Bale works with 10 backyard rehabilitators in Southern California. They get about 1,000 calls a year to help with orphaned opossums. Besides those she has accepted in upstate New York, Runyan has found 14 babies this year. Ashby and fellow members of Wildlife Welfare, Inc. in the Raleigh area have taken in about 150 opossums this year. Bale and her fellow volunteers save about 85 percent of those they take in, she said. Opossums are very resilient, Bale said. Their life expectancy is around two years in the wild and up to seven years in captivity. Rehabilitators release them once they are healed or old enough to make it alone. Release is the hardest part, because you dont know if they will live that long, Bale said, but its also the nicest part because you got them that far. AP In these photos, taken Friday, July 22, a juvenile female Virginia opossum bares its teeth as a strategy of self-defense at the home of Leslie Bale, the president of the Opossum Society of the United States, in Bellower, Calif. The possum and opossum are both marsupials but the Virginia opossum is native to North America and the possum is native to Australia. A opossums tale A closer look at the marisusupials Americans love to hate Antique car enthusiasts gather in downtown Wausau for the annual Possum Festival parade. More photos and coverage is available on B1. C EC I L I A S PEA R S | Times-Advertiser POSSUM FESTIV AL PARADE
OUTD OO RS www.bonifaynow.com | www.chipleypaper.com Send your Outdoors news to email@example.com A Section I heard Winston Chester make a statement that just about sums up the outdoor opportunities in this area. He said we had had one of the most successful snapper seasons we have ever had in modern times, and now we are experiencing one of the best scallop seasons ever. We still have some people grumbling because the snapper season was too short, but more people caught more big red snapper this year than ever. There will be a Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting this month in Texas and word is it might discuss a fall snapper season. We can only wait. This heat is making shing almost impossible unless you go at night, and then the temperature is in the 80s. Amberjack season came in last week, but again, going in the middle of the day is difcult to do. Speckled trout: The bite is good if you know where to go. The boys I know who do are catching some nice ones on live bait. Their favorite bait is pigsh. Im not really sure what the attraction is with pigsh, but I know it cant be their appearance. A choffer is a much better looking, but pigsh is what they prefer. Speckled trout shermen will tell you it is the grunting sound the pigsh makes. If that is true, someone should be able to fabricate a pigsh call sort of like a deer grunt. Probably would work about as well. A good bet for speckled trout is to go to St. Joe Bay on the west bank and sight sh for them. I would cast net some menhaden or small choffers and either get someone to pole the boat or use an electric motor and ease along as slowly as possible. If the water is clear, stay in about three feet and you will see them long before they see you. Simply ip a menhaden a few feet on the other side of the sh as to not scare it and ease it in front of his nose and hold on. Works every time. Hooked on Outdoors SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM Dennis Keen displays a 15.2-pound red grouper caught July 29. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM Gabriel Hall, 8, reeled in a 35-pound white tip shark while shing with Capt. John Black in St. Andrews Bay. SUBMIT YOUR HUNTING AND F I S HING PHOTO S TO NEW S @CHIPLEYPAPER.COM Scott Lindsey Outdoor Writer firstname.lastname@example.org SPECIAL TO FLORIDA FREEDOM Zane Plumb caught and released a red snapper during a recent trip near Destin. By Frank Sargeant email@example.com Flounder look like a sh not quite nished. They appear to be a standardissue critter split in half, with a at, featureless underside thats good for nothing but resting on bottom. And indeed, thats just how a ounder operates. Its the beauty of its odd design, and of all in the atsh family. Flounder are a Panhandle favorite when it comes to table sh. What they lack in ghting ability, they make up in availability; get in the right spot at the right time and capturing the legal limit of 10 sh 12 inches or more is possible in an hour. Of course, nding that right spot is the issue, as in all shing. Panhandle ounder move around with the seasons; from now through the rst severe cold front in November or December, the easiest place to nd them likely is to be inside the major bays, in the lower end of the larger rivers and around the passes to the Gulf. When it gets cold, theres a rapid migration seaward, with thousands of the atsh settling on reefs and hard bottom off the beaches. And the passes can produce great action when the sh are outbound in fall and inbound in spring. Bob Sykes Cut through St. George Island is one of the most famous ounder spots in Florida. The jetties at Destin Inlet can be great, as well. Wherever you sh for ounder, the best way to catch them is with live baits; shrimp, killish (bull minnows), small sardines or nger mullet. These can be free-lined around oyster bars and reedy shorelines, or weighted and shed in potholes in places such as Destin Harbor or holes and drops in east St. Andrew Bay. Numerous creek mouths on the east end of Choctawhatchee Bay where the Choctawhatchee River splits into delta country all can be good best on outgoing tides as are the numerous small rivers owing into East Bay at Apalachicola. Every bridge spanning the sounds and bays throughout the region can be productive. Fish the ledge where shallow water drops to deep on the bottom of the low tide in these areas. Flounder readily take articial lures, just not quite so readily as live bait. Lures which resemble shrimp are the favorite: the DOA 4-inch plastic shrimp is hard to beat when dragged slowly down the drop-off of a pass or the edge of a at. Many anglers offer a combo-platter; a half-ounce bucktail jig tipped with a live killish or a fresh-cut shrimp tail can be just the ticket when the sh are on the near-shore reefs in winter. Some old-time Panhandle anglers troll weedless spoons around the oyster bars on high tide to nd ounder concentrations. Its a tactic that seems counter-intuitive, running the outboard over the sh in shallow water, but it can be highly productive in late October. Flounder feed by lying at on the bottom, sometimes under a light coating of sand that is ipped over themselves. When a baitsh or shrimp comes close enough, they lunge out and grab it. Thus, the strikes can be fairly explosive. Thats about the peak of the excitement, though. They often settle right back to bottom after they grab a bait, and anglers new to ounder shing may assume they missed the sh because its not moving. Keep the pressure on and youll soon pull the reluctant creature to the boat. The ght is somewhat akin to reeling in a pie plate as their jaws are not strong, so its a good idea to net the larger ones to make sure they wind up in the ice chest. Another interesting way to collect a ounder dinner is peaking right now. Flounder gigging in the shallows of St. Andrew Bay is highly productive in August, September and early October. Flat-bottomed boats with powerful lights rigged on the bow illuminate the water ahead as the rig eases along in depths of 1 to 2 feet. The angler stands on the bow with a long-handled gig, and when the round, shadowy shape of a ounder appears in the lights, the gig does the job. Capt. James Pic of Destin specializes in this tactic, and you can check www.jp2sh.com for details. When the sh move outside after the rst cold front, Capt. Blake Nelson out of Destin has their number. He shes a halfounce jig with a plastic uke tail on hard bottom areas within a mile of the beach and frequently brings in limit catches. Learn more at www.captainblake.com. Floundering around Panhandle flatfish seem made to fit a plate R AY M ARKAM AND FRANK SARGEANT Flounder shing is great inside Panhandle bays from now through the rst cold front in fall. Many sh move off the beaches when inside waters chill in November, experts say. TOP : This 4-pound whopper ounder took a jig rigged with a swimmer tail to be brought aboard. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Page 6
SP O RT S www.bonifaynow.com A Section this saturday in and This annual pigskin preview of local school teams kicks off an exciting prep season! Advertising Deadline: Friday, August 12 at 2 pm To Advertise Call (850) 638-0212 (850) 547-9414 chipleypaper.com bonifaynow.com Show Your Support Of Our Area Teams! Publishes Wednesday, August 24 By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org BONIFAY Bandits Boxing Gym, run by Mark The Bandit Beasley, is training four days a week in preparation for the Golden Gloves. Their rst pre liminary to the state tournament will be Aug. 27 at the Weigh Inn against the Hurricane Boxing Gym. These kids have been work ing so very hard, Beasley said. Theyre all champs, and I know theyre going to go far. The Golden Gloves will be Jan. 11-15. Beasley has won Golden Gloves for 11 years in a row and was nominated Best Boxer for the state of Georgia for 1988 and 1989. The Golden Gloves of Amer ica Inc. held its rst Golden Gloves tournament in 1923 and was designed to provide an op portunity for young athletes to develop character. It has led the way in promoting amateur boxing in the United States and has produced the majority of competitors for Americas box ing teams in the Pan-Am and Olympic Games, according to www.goldengloves.com. I was on the international Olympic team and was the rst to win Montreal, Sherwood and Beasley training youth for Golden Gloves SPEC IA L T O T HE NEW S Mark The Bandit Beasley with his students Pain Train, Death Rave, G-Man, Stallion, CAT and Hurricane. Quebec, Beasley said. Ive won 327 amateur ghts with 12 losses and 98 knock-outs. He said hes been a longtime friend with world-renowned boxing champion Evander Holyeld. Hes the one who talked me out of going pro, Beasley said. I wanted to go pro, and he told me I should go for the gold, which led me to competing in the Olympics. Beasley is now dedicated to train ing local children, to allow them the opportunity to experience what he did. Its that sense of accomplishment, of overcoming and reaching your goals, he said. I want to empower them so that they know theres nothing they cant accomplish if they put their mind to it. These kids got a lot of talent, and I know itll take them far. Bandits Boxing Gym is open 4:308:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, contact Beasley at 768-2451. These kids got a lot of talent, and I know itll take them far. Mark The Bandit Beasley Kaylee Raines of Bonifay, right, and the Bay City Bombers 99 softball team won the 2011 USSSA 11u Fastpitch World Series last week in Orlando. Raines was named the co-defensive MVP of the tournament for her pitching efforts during the week. She went 2-0 in the tournament, allowing no earned runs in 16 innings pitched. She also managed to hit over .500 while driving in 9 runs in 12 games. She capped off the week pitching a one-hitter against the Texas Kaos to advance the team to the championship game. The tournament was made up of teams from around the country and Puerto Rico. The Bombers team will have another year together in 12u, where they will make a run at the ASA Nationals in Moline, Ill., next summer. SPEC IA L T O T HE NEW S BAY CITY BOMBERS T AKE TITLE BOMBERS WIN! Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Page 7
A8 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, August 10, 2011 LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Brad Keselowski was in spired Sunday by a relative in the Navy Seals, and that was all he needed to push through his painful ankle injury. Keselowskis cousin lost a friend who was one of 30 American service mem bers who died when their helicopter was shot down during ghting in eastern Afghanistan. The NASCAR driver took the sacrice to heart and vowed he would not leave his car no matter how bad he hurt. So Keselowski went out and raced all 500 miles of the Sprint Cup stop at Pocono Raceway with a broken left ankle. He somehow managed to win, too. Competing with a brace on his ankle, Keselowski sped off on the nal restart late in the race to pick up his second victory of the season. He gingerly climbed out of his car to celebrate with his crew in Victory Lane. He dedicated the victory one that thrust him into Chase contention to the troops in Afghanistan. I might not be feeling great, but those are the guys that are really making sacrices, Keselowski said. Whenever I got in the car and felt like, man, this really hurts, it was good inspiration as to what it takes to man up and make it happen. Keselowski was an unlikely winner after he crashed head-on into a wall Wednesday during a test session at Road Atlanta. He slammed a section of wall at 100 mph and was forced out of the Nationwide Series race. He insisted during week end practice that he wouldnt leave the No. 2 Dodge, no matter the pain. No relief driver was nec essary, though Keselowski had some rest during a 1hour, 40-minute rain delay. I was amazed he raced the full race, third-place nisher Kurt Busch said. Keselowskis victory placed him in prime posi tion to claim one of two wildcard spots available for the Chase for the championship. The top two drivers with the most victories in 11th to 20th place earn a wild-card spot for the playoffs. Keselowski, in 18th place, is the only one of the wildcard contenders with two victories. Only ve races remain until the eld is set. The top 10 drivers in the points standings automati cally qualify. It gives us pretty high odds if were playing poker, he said. Keselowski posted sever al updates on his injury this week on his Twitter page, including two photos that showed a swollen ankle and an abrasion on his foot. His broken left ankle ballooned to the size of a softball, and he needed a left shoe a size larger than his right one. Theres no good time, but this is certainly the worst time, he said Friday. Keselowski won his third career Cup race and rst since he won in June at Kansas. Kyle Busch was second, Jimmie Johnson fourth and Ryan Newman fth. There was a racing tri pleheader after rain halted the Trucks Series race Sat urday and wiped out the ARCA race. Kevin Harvick won the Trucks race, Ty Dil lon took ARCA, and Kesel owski capped it all with his gutsy performance. There are moments in our sport that need to be documented as an Iron Man type of day, Kurt Busch said. Its amazing what the body can do. Rain hit Pocono hard the last two days, and when the red ag came on lap 125, Joey Logano had the lead. He took a break in the ESPN broadcast booth, where he was asked if he wanted the rain to stop or keep coming. I think its a dumb ques tion, he said. Logano faded hard after a blown tire and nished 26th. Points leader Carl Ed wards was seventh. Once the rain stopped, Kyle Busch built a sizable lead until it was wiped out on a nal caution. That was the opening Keselowski needed over the nal 16 laps, and he took ad vantage even with only one good ankle. It doesnt feel good, but Ill be all right, he said. 2079785 HOLMES and WASHINGTON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011 10:00 A.M. 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NASCARs Keselowski wins despite ankle break Nyad aborts Cuba-Keys swim HAVANA (AP) Wind conditions and less than ideal currents prompted marathon swimmer Diana Nyad to end her second bid to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys about halfway through her journey early Tuesday. Elaine Lafferty, who was on the boat, according to Nyads blog, posted on Twit ter: Its over. Lafferty said the combination of factors was too much to safely continue. According to the Twit ter feed, Nyad was pulled from the water early in the morning after swimming for 29 hours. The swim was expected to take 60 hours to cover at least 103 miles (166 kilometers). It felt like this was my moment, a quote attrib uted to Nyad on her Twitter feed said. I dont feel like a failure at all. But we needed a little more luck. The Twitter account re ported she decided to end the swim after realizing the conditions of 5 to 10 knot winds and less than ideal currents. An online chart plotting the swims track showed the Gulf Stream currents pushing Nyad east of the intended course. Nyad had hoped to end her swim at Southernmost Point in Key West, Fla. According to the Twitter feed, Nyad was on a support boat after ending the swim and wrapped in blankets. The boat arrived at Key West early Tuesday. In her second attempt, Nyad tried to accomplish at 61 years old what she failed to do at 28 in 1978. This time, she even attempted the swim without a shark cage, relying instead on an electrical eld from equip ment towed by kayakers to keep them at bay. In her rst attempt in 1978, she quit after being in the water for 41 hours and 49 minutes, because of strong currents and rough weather that banged her around in the shark cage. Had the latest attempt been successful, Nyad would have broken her own record of 102.5 miles for a cageless open-sea swim, set in 1979 when she stroked from the Bahamas to Florida. Before the swim, Nyad told journalists she hoped her swim would inspire others her age to live ac tive lives. She said she also hoped it could help improve understanding be tween Cold War rivals Cuba and the U.S., even if just symbolically. Olympic prep goes on despite London riots LONDON (AP) Despite three days of rioting and looting in London, Olympic organizers were going ahead with a series of events to pre pare for the 2012 Games. A womens beach volley ball tournament began as scheduled at Horse Guards Parade, with players com peting on a specially made sand court a short distance from Prime Minister David Camerons residence. But organizers decided to use two courts instead of one for Tuesdays 12 matches so play could nish 90 minutes early, allowing spectators and staff to leave before dark. FIVB Beach Volleyball Director Angelo Squeo con sulted with high-ranking London Olympic organizers and police before making the decision. Squeo, who was on site during the Olympic Park bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Games, told The Associated Press he will do whatever to not even risk putting in danger anybody here. Other scheduled test events this week include a marathon swimming com petition at Hyde Park on Saturday and a cycling road race that will go through the streets of London on Sun day. The world badminton championships are taking place at the Olympic venue of Wembley Arena in north London. Olympic mens badmin ton champion Lin Dan of China said he took some pre cautions amid the unrest. I just aimed not to go along the street too much, he said through an inter preter. It was all right. A wave of violence and looting has raged across London, as authorities strug gled to contain the countrys worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s. Sports
Washington, Holmes at a glance Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser B P A GE 1 Section By Steve Liner Managing Editor email@example.com This is like a big, Wausau family reunion, said Wausau Possum Festival and Fun Day General Chairman Jim Tharp as he opened the 42nd annual version of the event a national womans magazine called a truly unique community event. But a combination of soaring heat index and sagging economy conspired to reduce the normal crowds for the 42nd annual Wausau Possum Festival and Fun Day Saturday. Still, the event was filled with laughter, food, music and the signature possum auction. It was a good day, Tharp said. It was a good day for an off year. By off year, Tharp meant that the largest and most financially successful festival years are even-numbered, when the small Panhandle town is a Mecca for political office seekers from across Florida and the country. And even this year, the Possum Festival lived up to a national reputation as one of the most unique local celebrations, all because it honors all things possum. Vendors at the arts and crafts show offered everything from possum ice cream to possum breath scented candles and said business during the day was satisfactory if far from brisk. Attendance at major events of the festival, such as its parade, the possum auction and Fridays crowning of the Possum King and Queen, was consistently around 300. The biggest excitement of the day was generated around the possum auction, where a bidding war was rumored between the two candidates for state attorney who were in attendance. However, the men did not participate, so the top possum went to Washington County School Superintendent Dr. Sandra Cook for $250. Proceeds from the days fundraising typically go to the Wausau Volunteer Fire Department, and this year was no exception. But special contributions were being sought by the Wausau Garden Club as well to have the portion of State Road 77 through downtown designated a Blue Star Memorial Highway in honor of the towns military veterans. A plaque is planned for placement at the Possum Monument in downtown Wausau; however, the club has only a few days to raise a remaining estimated $2,500 to achieve the designation so the memorial can be placed during a planned Veterans Day celebration. Wednesday, AUGUS T 10 2011 ST EVE LI N ER | Extra LEFT: Ramblin Joe and Juanetta Grins were selected 2011 Possum King and Queen in opening ceremonies Friday night. CENTER: Festival General Chairman Jim Tharp helps a contestant in the 6-and-under hog calling contest Saturday afternoon. RIGHT: All dressed up for the festival, this little girl, complete with pet possum, came ready to make a fashion statement. CE C I L I A SP E A RS | Extra Festival draws smaller-than-usual crowd CE C I L I A SP E A RS | Extra ST EVE LI N ER | Extra Matt Dobson, center, of Jay was overall winner of the annual Possum Trot footrace. He his anked by daughter, Anna Marie, and son, David, who all competed. Below, a group in the parade plays possum for the crowd along the route. 42ND ANNUAL WAUSAU POSSUM FESTIV AL INDEX Society ......................... Page B2 Faith ............................ Page B4 Classieds .................... Page B6 Barton celebrates 12th birthday with shing B2 Get ready for hunting season! B3 Prophetic mysteries: Editors Life B4 Community calendar and events B5 Florida Outdoors Tony Young FWC Media Relations Coordinator
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 PANAMA CITY PANAMA CITY FAIRGROUNDS FAIRGROUNDS W E A P O N P E R M I T C L A S S S A T / S U N A T 1 1 A M o r 2 P M AUG 13 & 14 SAT 9AM-5PM SUN 10AM-4PM Guns Knives Related Items Custom Knife Door Prize Drawing FREE PARKING GUN GUN SHOW SHOW B2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Special to Extra The North Bay Clan of the Lower Muskogee Creek had an educational day for both adults and kids on the last Saturday of July. Gerald Brock and Tilman Mears helped children become familiar with the art and skill of bow and arrow shooting. We will continue with this, as it is a favorite with the kids, said tribal spokesperson Nancy Peterson. Rocky Weber showed dancing skills, and Billy led the children in a follow-the-leader Candy Dance. Beth Gates led women and children in the traditional womens dance, and we hope to also teach the Buttery dance steps in our next Educational Day on the fourth Saturday of August, Peterson said. Gates also told the story of how the Creek clans got their names and taught several Creek words to everyone. Then Billy and Rocky gave a demonstration on how to start a re the Native American way, with no matches! We then gave away to drinks and hot dogs and answered any questions that came up. We hope more will come out on the last Saturday of August from 3-5 p.m. on Lonnie Road at our clan grounds and try your hand at these activities. All are invited. This is open to the public, and if you have topics or activities that you would like taught, let us know. We are planning to teach drumming and a hatchet throw, and as soon as we have a good place, we hope to have a class in how to start investigating your family history. Please join us as it becomes cooler, and if there is interest, we will have longer classes on these Education Days. Stories, history, how tos, Native American medicine and maybe napping (making arrowheads and spear points and so on). Bryan Barton turns 12 On July 11, Med-Surance sponsored a deep sea shing trip for Bryan Bartons 12th birthday. Attending were David Barton, Brian Barton, Harry Barton, Susan Burns and Bryan. Reports were it was a great day of shing aboard the Southern Lady out of Port St. Joe. Capt. Jacob and Buck the Deckhand were on hand to make the experience memorable. This year, many southern states in the nation, especially Texas, are experiencing the worst drought on record. Several farmers might resort to selling their cattle to keep their farms aoat during these hard economic and dry times. Dr. Kevin Washburn, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM), said there are steps owners can take to save money and ensure their cattle are staying healthy living off the weathered land. The rst thing to remember during the summer months is to provide adequate shade and clean water for cattle. Though it seems obvious, trees are not plentiful in some pastures, and water sources are compromised because of the heat. If trees are sparse on your land, you can build loang sheds for your cattle, or there are commercially available freestanding shades to provide escape from direct sunlight. Sheds or freestanding shades are better than barns to protect cattle in the hot months, Washburn said. The higher the roof, the better, because it allows for wind to ow under for better cooling. Barns tend to be enclosed and dont allow for very much air ow. Standing water in a lake or tank might not be an adequate drinking source for your cattle. Especially in drought areas, when the water levels fall and mud is present, the water can become stagnant and unpalatable. It is best to provide a water source that can be cleaned and relled on a regular basis. The best type of food for your cattle in the late and dry summer months is good quality grass hay. If there is limited hay available, owners can also feed cattle cubes as a supplement. It is necessary to offer a food source such as grass, hay or cubes, not only to meet nutritional needs, but also because cattle might otherwise resort to eating the only green plants available, which often are weeds. Many of these weeds are toxic to livestock. The most common poisonous pasture plants in the southern region of the United States are coffee senna, twin leaf senna, pigweed, curly dock, oak leaves, old acorns, sneezeweed, broomweed, lobelia and silver leaf nightshade. These toxic plants can be monitored and sprayed, Washburn said. However, be careful when spraying for weeds, because the chemicals may make the toxic plants even more palatable, actually increasing consumption. If hay is not available, Washburn recommended contacting a producer co-operative, which will have a network of sources where producers can purchase hay. The downside to this method is the cost. The hay sources are often far away, requiring shipping at a premium price. Washburn suggested supplying balanced mineral mixes and cattle cubes that are 20 to 40 percent protein. This can help reduce the amount of hay required when supplies are limited. In order to stave off starvation for your cattle and prepare for the dry months, it is best to not overgraze when the pasture is producing and rains are heavy. Managing and storing hay when conditions are good allows for a plentiful supply. To survive during this long heat wave, pastured cattle need adequate fresh water, food sources and properly ventilated shade. If there are any questions about dehydration or malnourishment, consult your veterinarian or contact Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the CVM at 979-845-3541. By Christina Rexrode MAPLAT, Haiti (AP) I went to Haiti last year after the earthquake, driven by an excited but vague notion of doing some good in a hurting country. I went again this year with my eyes open a little wider, not jaded exactly but aware of why some people view these volunteer trips with justied skepticism. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, a place where sewage runs down the streets of the capital and children die because they dont have clean water. It is in desperate need of helpers. Still, I sometimes roll my eyes when Americans visit for a week and come home declaring that their lives have been changed, as if they were not going to happily resettle into their comfy routines. My editor asked me if these trips are just a way for rich people to lessen their collective guilt, and I think that sometimes they are. But I was impressed by the group I traveled with, a small nonprot called Farsight Christian Mission. Levern Halstead, who runs Farsight from his home outside Chattanooga, Tenn., says again and again that his trips must have an objectively measurable result a new building, a new bridge, a new well. He grows frustrated by volunteer groups that come with good intentions but no plan. Its a sentiment echoed by others I talk to in Haiti, both Haitian community leaders and long-term aid workers from the U.S. They dont want to discourage people from helping. But theyre dismayed by the aid groups that bring what they think Haiti needs instead of asking whats needed, which is how bags of donated high heels end up in villages where people trek through forests. Or the groups that want to play games with children but wont haul around plywood, as if they could be better teachers than someone who actually speaks Creole. Or the volunteers who wont bother to learn and respect the local culture. Some groups, you can tell, they just want to make their Facebook page really nice, says Nego Pierre Louis, a 24-year-old Haitian who founded a community service group called the Bezalel Movement. He saw a ood of donated medical supplies come to one aid group in Jacmel, the coastal town where he lives, after the January 2010 earthquake. And, he says, he saw much of it get thrown away because it expired while the group hoarded it, not sharing with other relief organizations. Still, there are good things to be done in Haiti. I was with Halstead last fall when he spoke to villagers from Seguin, in the mountains, about an idea where hed buy 30 sheep for 30 families. The program would be self-sustaining, with families giving back every other lamb until everyone had a few animals. The villagers told him theyd prefer that 15 families get two sheep each, because sheep get mopey when theyre alone. Halstead changed his plans immediately. After the earthquake, he raised money for Pierre Louis to buy vegetable seeds to take to another mountain village, Maplat, where people were starving as food donations got gridlocked in Portau-Prince. The villagers in Maplat doubled their food supply. And its not rice and beans with an American ag on the side, adds Halstead, 59. Hes been coming to Haiti for more than 14 years, ever since he walked away from a career in computer programming. My team spends the week in that same village, Maplat, which is really just a handful of buildings on the side of a treacherous dirt road. We help the villagers build a couple of one-room wooden houses with tin roofs nothing fancy, but theyll be useful for visiting doctors and other aid workers. I have no particular skills in construction or any vocation that would be especially useful to Haiti, like medicine or agriculture. But I can hammer a nail and lug around lumber, and thats good enough when youve got a leader who knows how to plug cogs like me into a machine. Maplats village pastor, Louissaint Louime, is a smiling man with whitening hair. Like most of the men, hes up every morning before dawn waiting to help build the houses. Like a lot of rural Haitians, he isnt sure how old he is, but he thinks hes 61. Louime cares for a congregation that mostly lives in cornstalk huts and rarely has enough to eat. But he doesnt particularly want a truck to speed by throwing out food and clothing, as happened after Hurricane Noel in 2007. Then, a few people will grab as much as they can and sell it later, and everyone else will get nothing, Louime and others said. His wish, he says through a translator, is for an agronomist to help his village learn how to better use the clay-ridden land, and maybe someone who will start a micronance program so that people can start businesses. In other words, people who will take the time to teach skills, not just make themselves feel better by giving away stuff they didnt want anyway. Well go into a new community and the kids, all the English they know is, Give me a dollar, give me a cookie, said Clayton Bell, a 28year-old doctor from El Paso, Ark., who works at the Cloud Forest Medical Clinic in Seguin. Its not their fault. But we have to retrain them, Okay, if you want that, you can help me work, you can help me clean the clinic. Next door, Chrisnet Excellus walks through the school where he is principal and worries that he wont be able to pay his teachers. He has more than 400 students at Ecole Chretienne Emmanuel, who sit ve to a bench in a concrete building without running water. Tuition is about $15 a year, but a third of the families cant afford it. Excellus lets the children come anyway. Excellus, 40, is married and the father of four girls. He has kind eyes. On a chilly day, he wears a Winn-Dixie windbreaker. I ask him what he needs for his school, and he needs everything, even pens and paper. I ask him what he wants for Haiti and he says, Complete change. I am not naive. I know that a couple of buildings in Maplat will not x Haitis problems. I know that radical changes are needed, like good roads, clean government, renewed industry, replenished topsoil, and I cannot bring them about. But that doesnt mean that we cant work for small victories. At the end of the week I come home to New York, a city I love. I walk my favorite streets, hug my friends, enjoy hot showers. But all I can think about are the dusty, barefoot children who grabbed my hands and grinned at me. And Jocelin, a Seguin teenager who wants to be a doctor because thats what Haiti needs. Tony, a student who dearly wishes to buy some books for the children in Maplat. Benitho, a debonair 20year-old who gets serious when I ask him what he wants for his country: If I can go anywhere to nd help, he says, I will. All I can think about is how I want to go back. Extra S P ECI AL T O E X T R A Bryan Barton with family and crew celebrating his 12th birthday. Be aware of cattles summer needs Pet T ALK Happy BIR THDA Y North Bay Clan hosts educational day Author returns to Haiti to help AP Levern Halstead, right, helps Chrisnet Excellus, center, a school principal in Seguin, use a power saw to cut planks for one-room wooden houses they helped build in the village of Maplat, Haiti.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 ROLLIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Jake Ehlinger is part exterior designer, part environmental engineer. The Addison area resident is owner of Habitat Solutions, a land management business that helps landowners improve their property to attract wildlife, especially whitetail deer. After spending the last 30 years transforming his 70-acre parcel into a wildlife paradise, Ehlinger said he is now using his expertise and experience to help other landowners do the same. Many landowners have a passion for hunting and wildlife management and dont know where to start, said the 57-year-old Ehlinger, a lifelong outdoorsman who has a background as a mechanical engineer. (They) just make mistake after mistake after mistake. They can hire me to come out to their property. I walk every inch the day that Im there, whether it be 40 acres to 120 acres, all the time pointing out things to them that theyve never seen. Once he completes his on-site consultation and assessment, he literally goes back to the drawing board. Using his engineering expertise, he hand sketches a detailed management plan for the property, then writes a 12to 15-page improvement plan. He also uses Google Earth to print out a satellite view of the property. He generally provides a five-year plan, which includes advice on food plots, timber stand improvements, bedding areas, security cover and landscaping and soil quality. He also can help execute the plan or find someone who can. Its taken me 25-30 years to learn, Ehlinger said. My property is basically a proving ground. I invite people out and show them my techniques and tricks. They can see my trial and error. Years ago, Ehlinger said his land was 50 percent tillable, 50 percent woods and swamp. There was not a lot of deer habitat, he said. He decided to take a property management and land steward class, which included a presentation from some of the countrys top deer biologists. Ehlinger also is a member of the Quality Deer Management Association, a nonprofit organization that focuses on better deer and deer hunting, including whitetail deer in the Midwest. After using that expertise on his own Manitou Beach Road property, Ehlinger said he has helped others develop effective land management strategies. He said most of his clients are landowners who want to hunt deer on their properties. Some people are serious big deer hunters, some just want to see deer, Ehlinger said. Theres a full range of interests. One of those interests is from farmers who are trying to steer deer away from their valuable cash crops. He said he helped one Jackson-area farmer who was being ravaged by hungry deer eating his beans and corn. There were always two or three places where the deer would come out of his low spots and browse his beans and corn extensively, Ehlinger said. Ehlingers game plan was to plant several acres of clover and chicory on the property to provide an alternate food source. Ive been in contact with them since then, and hes probably got 10 acres in perennial and annual food he plants for the deer, he said. And the most important part the deer damage on his corn and beans went down about 80 percent in just providing the food in those low areas. He also distributes seed for food plots using his custom blend of warm grasses. In fact, he said his plan also includes the many cost-sharing programs the U.S. Farm Service Agency provides to encourage landowners to improve the native habitat. Ehlinger said those grasses can build topsoil and improve soil conservation as well. A typical consultation and plan runs about $500 for properties up to 120 acres. He said no property is too small, and he has developed successful plans for properties as small as 7 acres. And he said his services can be viewed as an investment in more ways than just improved deer hunting. A quality deermanaged property typically commands 15-25 percent more than a non-managed property, Ehlinger said. If someone takes their time and invests in five years of management, he can sell that property at a lot higher value. We have smart buyers out there. He said he also can help landowners attract turkeys, pheasants and other non-game species. People just dont understand the importance of habitat, said Ehlinger, who has clients ranging from as far as the Upper Peninsula, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. I have a lot of passion for wildlife. I just want people to be successful. Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B3 With the dog days of summer upon us, its hard to think about hunting. But if youre between the ages of 16 and 36 and havent yet taken the states hunter safety class, nows just the time to be thinking about it. Many of these classes, offered statewide, ll up fast during hunting season while people scramble to get certied. Summer months offer smaller class sizes and offer a better opportunity for students to attend, because they often have more free time then. People 16 years old or older and born after May 31, 1975, must complete the FWCs hunter safety requirement before they can buy a Florida hunting license. There is an exception though: a law passed a few years ago that allows individuals to hunt under the supervision of a licensed hunter, 21 years old or older, without having to complete the states hunter safety certication. Its called the Hunter Safety Deferral License, and it allows those people who purchase one to hunt on a oneyear trial basis. Its designed to encourage experienced hunters to teach novice hunters about our sport and is a great incentive for getting more people to give hunting a try. Individuals taking advantage of this would have to pass a hunter safety class to be eligible to buy a license and hunt the following year. If youre a youngster and already hunt, I suggest you go ahead and take a hunter safety class before you turn 16. Of course, until then, you may hunt under adult supervision. You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional ofce. Also, there are two versions for your convenience. Theres the traditional course, which is 12 hours of classroom instruction plus a four-hour eld day, or you can opt for taking the online or CD-ROM version at home. But, youll still have to sign up for the skills day part. The traditional course is offered during four weekdays or on a Saturday-Sunday. If you take it during the week, each session is three hours and offered after normal working hours. On the weekend, youll spend eight hours Saturday and four hours Sunday morning in the classroom. The remainder of Sunday, youll move over to the shooting range to complete your certication. The rst thing youll learn about in the traditional class is Floridas many hunting laws. An FWC law enforcement ofcer gives this introduction. Volunteer hunter safety instructors teach the remaining curriculum. Youll be taught ethics, hunter responsibility, parts of rearms, various hunting lingo and the proper way to shoot. Youll discover the differences between various bullets, calibers and gauges; how to identify game animals; and learn wildlife conservation and best management practices for native species. In addition, youll nd out about outdoor survival techniques and learn how to administer rst aid in the eld. Archery and fundamentals of bowhunting also are taught. In your last hour in the classroom, youll be given a standardized test of true and false and multiple-choice questions. All you need is to score an 80 percent or better, and then you get to move outside to the shooting range for the eld day portion. This part takes about four hours. During that time, youll get to shoot clay pigeons with a shotgun, practice your archery skills and target practice with a .22 rie. Youll also receive a muzzleloader demonstration, where youll have the chance to shoot one if youd like. All guns, bows, targets and ammo are provided. All you have to do is take aim! After you complete the eld day, youll be given your hunter safety card. At that point you can purchase a Florida hunting license and get ready for opening day. If you choose to take the hunter safety class online or by CD-ROM, youll learn all of the above-mentioned material and be given a practice test to prepare you for the last segment, the skills day. Skill days take about four hours to complete. Youll learn much of what is taught during the traditional course, including hunting laws and ethics, how to handle rearms safely, when to take a shot and where to place the crosshairs. Then youll get to shoot on the range and be given the same standardized test. Register today to take a hunter safety class, cause the 2011-2012 hunting season is just around the corner! Tony Young can be reached with questions about Floridas hunter safety requirement or the Hunter Safety Deferral at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com. Outdoors Even in dog days, think hunting! Florida Outdoors Tony Young FWC Media Relations Coordinator TONY YOUNG Outta The Woods F ILE PHOTO Ben Bruner, right, and his son, Garrett, show this buck bagged during a recent hunting season in Choctawhatchee Swamp. Attracting wildlife is a way to increase land value AP Jake Ehlinger is shown on his property in Rollin Township, Mich., in July. Ehlinger has transformed about 70 acres of what was farmland into a haven for deer. The cut tree has been hinge-cut, one of the techniques Ehlinger uses to create good deer habitats.
If we take a close and honest look at our lives, we can probably determine what is most important to us. That is, we should consider whether our primary focus is on people or things. We sometimes may get so involved with situa tions and possessions that we can lose perspective as to what should be most meaningful to us. The Bible has some insight as to what should be foremost in our lives; it tells us that the most important commandment is that we should love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind and with all our strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:29-31). Jesus had few possessions during His life here on earth, but He was almost always involved with people. Today, more than ever, possessions are certainly necessary. And although there is nothing wrong with owning a nice home or an automobile, or anything else that makes our lives more pleasant, we should always be aware that God wants us to have good moral values and meaningful interactions with family and friends. Gods friendship is ours when we share it with others If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing right. N.I.V. James 2:8 Hwy. 77 S, Chipley 638-4097 Hwy. 79 S., Bonifay 547-9688 Stephen B. Register, CPA 1552 Brickyard Road Chipley, FL 638-4251 Place your ad here for only $8.00 per week First Baptist Church come as you are Mike Orr, Pastor 1300 South Blvd. PO Box 643 Chipley, Florida (850) 638-1830 Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser 1364 N. Railroad, Chipley 638-0212 112 E. Virginia, Bonifay 547-9414 This Message Courtesy Of BROWN FUNERAL HOME 1068 Main Street, Chipley 638-4010 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temp tation; the spirit indeed weak R.S.V. Matthew 26:41 Place your ad here for only $8.00 per week Whats Important? ??????? FAITH Wednesday, August 10, 2011 B Page B4 Section www.bonifaynow.com | www.chipleypaper.com Back to School Clothes Free clothes for all ages will be available Saturday, Aug. 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church 2971 Gilberts Mill Rd. Chipley, 11 miles south of Chipley on Orange Hill Highway. Any questions call Lori at 638-2340. Donations accepted. Lighthouse Assembly of God Yard Sale Lighthouse Assembly of God, Womens Ministry will hold a Yard Sale two Fridays in a row on Friday, Aug. 5 and Friday Aug. 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will benet the womens projects for improving the church. The church is located at 1201 Waukesha St. in Bonifay. The sale will be held in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Marie at 850-638-2027 Lakeview United Methodist Church Sing Sing at Lakeview United Methodist Church on Pate Pond Rd, State Highway 79 between Caryville and Vernon on Friday, Aug.12 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Roger Whitaker. For additional information, please call 850-547-3231 Red Hill United Methodist Church Back to School Bash Red Hill United Methodist Church will be holding a Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be a youth concert, waterslides, prizes and much more. For more information call 547-3315 or 333-3231 Otter Creek Methodist Church Revival Services Revival Services at Otter Creek Methodist Church Aug. 1419. Sunday 6 p.m., Monday-Friday 7 p.m.. Bro. Jim Mashburn will be preaching. Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 21. Sunday School at 10 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m.. Lunch at noon the church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Everyone is invited First Free Will Baptist Church Revival The First Free Will Baptist Church of Bonifay will be having a revival. The revival will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 and at 7 p.m. Aug. 22. The revival will feature Dennis Tanton and Vessels of Clay. Faith BRIEFS Seems like all areas of Bible study are literally an open book to me, except one: Prophecy. I really dont get it. If you point out the truth to me from Daniel or Ezekiel or even Jeremiah, I can see it. But left on my own Im like the eunuch Phillip had to coach on the road. How well I remember Desert Storm in the early 1990s. My poor wife, the product of a very conservative Christian school education nearly lost her mind. She was convinced this was the opening of Armageddon. I really wanted to reassure her, but with no gift of prophecy, I was of little use. Only time relieved her anxiety. I was thinking about prophecy during my quiet time this week as I contemplated the later writers of John. Talk about a total mystery! Once I get past the mission of the seven churches as the beginning, my spiritual eyes glaze over. Given the amount of prophecy in the Bible, I have no doubt either that God takes it seriously (and expects us to do the same) or that it is an important part of our study of the Word. I just confess I need help with it. The surprising thing is that the imagery is often very beautiful and expressive to me. I love reading it. The riding horsemen in the Revelation speeding on their errands. The grand statue in Daniel that is a mixture of precious and common materials. Expressive. Grand. Eternal. Anyway, I distract myself and you from the real point here. I was contemplating the sense of loss John must have been feeling as he received and wrote down the Revelation. Far as we know, John the apostle of love had few earthly relationships. And, of course, the crucixion of Christ robbed him of his greatest personal relationship. How alone he must have felt and how ready to trek to Heaven for reunion. And that is what brought be full circle to prophecy. Here we have physical evidence of Gods providence and His plan. Daniels prophecy covers the major ancient empires through the Romans (at least that is what Ive been told). Clearly, our God has a plan. Clearly, our God is in control. And so, prophecy is our proof. This world moves on to an inevitable conclusion that nothing can sway. In that we have comfort. Prophecy: Man, that is not my gift! STEVE LINER Living the Editors Life Not only has this been a very hot summer, but for many it has been a very difcult summer. All of us from time to time experience disappointments, hurt and even repercussions from bad decisions. Often times as we look at life, it seems as though we have found ourselves between a rock and a hard place such as the children of Israel did as they stood on the banks of the Red Sea, and Pharaohs army was heavy on their trail. They had just escaped forty years of slavery and now it seemed as though they would either die in the wilderness or return to Egypt as tortured slaves. Their future did not look very great at that point. But Exodus 14:29 tells us, By faith (the Children of Israel) passed through the Red Sea as by dry land which the Egyptians trying to do the same thing were swallowed up by the water (KJV). Do you ever get in what seems to be impossible situations? Those times when you look behind you and you get distressed, and then you look out before you and you get depressed. What Im asking is, do you have any rivers you think are un-crossable or any mountains you cant go over or tunnel through? Well, if you said yes, I have good news for you. For my Lord specializes in things thought to be impossible. If you are between a rock and a hard place, if you are in what seems to be an impossible situation, youve looked behind you and the army of discouragement and bondage are closing in on you, and the Red Sea before you seems un-crossable, look to the Lord as Moses did. And then by faith, when He leads you forward, move forward and see what faith can do. Then nd you a good Bible teaching and believing local church, where you can meet with other brothers and sisters in Christ who will pray with and for you as you pray with and for them, not some of this TV hypedup stuff. Theres something that we often fail to take into consideration when we consider the children of Israel and their crossing of the Red Sea. The children of Israel didnt have a whole lot of faith to begin with. Moses was the one who had the faith. In fact, they cursed Moses out on many occasions and said, Man, why did you bring us out here, to drown? (Exodus 10:14 paraphrased). They always cried and grumbled when they got in a hard spot, saying dumb things like, it would be better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in this wilderness. So what we need to see is how the faith of one man can lift the level of faith of others. We learn as children that fear is contagious, but faith is contagious as well. One persons fear can ll a whole crowd with fear, or one persons faith can ll a whole crowd with faith. Moses said to the people when they began to fear, Fear not, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. . For the Lord shall ght for you and you will hold your peace (Exodus 14:11-14 KJV). You know what happened next, dont you? When they started moving forward by faith, God took that Red Sea and simply parted the waters and then He put His Wet Vac to work and sucked up all the water out of the sand and it was dry as dust. They went walking through the Red Sea on dry ground. Thats what faith does. Faith leads you through the waters of impossibility. Actually the parting of the waters of the Red Sea is a great picture of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and it gives us a beautiful picture of how our faith in Christ can deliver us from the bondage of sin. Dr. Jerry Vines once gave a wonderful denition of what living faith really is. He said, Living faith is faith that believes what God said (in His Word, the Bible) and acts upon it, regardless of the circumstances and consequences. You see that is what the Children of Israel did as they marched forward as God opened up the Red Sea. They trusted what God said and then acted on it regardless of circumstances or consequences. If you know Christ as your Lord, trust His Word and act upon it. But also notice, that as the children of Israel went through, the Egyptians saw what was taking place and basically said, Lets try that too. We also know the rest of the story, the same waters that delivered Israel destroyed Pharaohs Army. The truth we learn from that is, though you can encourage others in their faith and they can encourage you by their testimonies, you will not win heaven or victories in your life, through the faith of others. You, yourself, must have a relationship with Christ, because, salvation does not come from acquaintance, a religious experience or exercise, but from a personal relationship with Christ as your Lord (Romans 5:12; 5:8;6:23; 10:9-13). (Please be advised that my articles are purposely meant to be challenging and at times, controversial. They should no way reect negatively on the paper in which you read it) Tim Hall is the Senior Pastor of Gully Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 745, 2824 Highway 90 West Bonifay, Florida 32425. Located; three miles west of the light at Highway 79, 850-547-3920; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hot, difcult summer makes you remember: ImpossibleFROM THE HEAR T Tim Hall By Wendy Victora Florida Freedom Newspapers There have been times in my life when I am sure that God has whispered in my ear, guiding me through difficult decisions. At other times I have credited that same small voice with a kind of a gut instinct to slow down long enough to really listen to whats inside of me. Either way, those decisions have been among my best. So, although I am not the most spiritual person, I get the concept of listening to God. But that didnt keep me from being a bit surprised at a conversation I had last week with a stranger in a restaurant in Marianna. My family and I had gotten off the interstate a bit later than most people would consider a normal dinner hour. The restaurant was almost empty, but the hostess seated us next to a table of five older people. They were almost done eating when one of the men laughed loudly or did something that caught my attention. We struck up a conversation. He told me about a former employee with the same name as my son. I asked him where he worked and he said it was for a city in Missouri. My next question, naturally, was how he had happened to be in this part of Florida. I woke up one morning and God told me to move to Chipley, he said. My face must have frozen for a moment, while I tried to figure out what to say next. I think I said something like, Chipley? Its not that theres anything wrong with Chipley, I just couldnt fathom how it made it onto Gods radar and into this mans ear. Chipley, Florida? He said that yes, he and his wife immediately packed up and moved here, leaving a 4,300square-foot home and 10 acres in Missouri that he still hadnt managed to sell. I asked him how he liked it here and his wife answered for both of them. I love it, she said with a huge smile. His answer was a bit more subdued. He liked it, he told me. But he was still trying to figure why he was there. Why God had called him to move to Chipley. I couldnt answer that one for him, but Ive been pondering our conversation ever since. I have reflected on his strong faith and on how obedient he was to what he believed God wanted him to do. On a lighter note, I have also wondered why God chose Chipley. And how did that man know it was this Chipley he was supposed to move to, since there must be countless others across this nation. I didnt catch the mans name and will probably never talk to him again. But Im kind of pulling for him to get his answer, to find out why he gave up his house and his job to move to a small town in Northwest Florida. And I hope, somehow, I find out, too. God told me to move to Chipley
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Upload your Legacy guest book photos now for FREE! With your paid obituary, family and friends will now have unlimited access to uploaded photos free of charge. Find Obituaries. Share Condolences. Celebrate a Life. On the IMPROVED obituary section of www.chipleypaper.com or bonifaynow.com you can: More easily search the most timely and complete online resource for newspaper obituaries View and sign the new online Guest Books Online access will also allow you to attach a candle to your love ones name along with your message. In partnership with Legacy com Find obituaries, share condolences and celebrate a life at www.chipleypaper.com or bonifaynow.com For further information or questions call 638-0212 Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B5 Laura F. Tiller Laura Faye Carter Tiller was born into the home of the late Ira & Corene Carter, October 19, 1940. She joined them in their mansion on a street of gold August 1, 2011. Laura died at a local hospital of complications following surgery. Her husband of 55 years, Erasmus Zebedee, will mourn her until they are once again in each others arms. Left to cherish the memories of their sister are her older brother Kenneth and his daughters, Sondra and Lynne; her sister, Linda, her husband, Jimmy, and her children, Chip and Paula; a daughter, Debra Faye; and a son, Donald Ray, a grandson, Steven, his wife, Stephanie, and their children, Trey and Kloey (Lauras great-grandchildren). Laura had her cousins, whom she held so close to the same heart that taught us love and grace and all things good. She also had friends whose love make them family; Phillip Cauthen, Jimmy Summerlin, Bill Finch and all his family, her friends from the Wausau Garden Club and the First Methodist Church of Wausau, where she was baptized and received the Holy Sacrament through the Methodist Church. She was a charter member of the Washington County Sheriffs Ofce Auxiliary. There to greet Laura at the end of her hard-fought battle was her brother Michael Carter, who stood tall to embrace her. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 3, at 11 a.m. in the First Methodist Church of Wausau with the Rev. Dalton Ott and James Barwick ofciating. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the church. Interment followed in Wausau Memorial Gardens. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley was in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. Extra MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reser vations, call 638-6217. Do nations accepted. 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. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anony mous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, on County Road 177A in Bonifay. TUESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Hol mes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reserva tions, call 638-6217. Dona tions accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anony mous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anony mous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, on County Road 177A in Bonifay. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anony mous closed meeting, Chi pley Presbyterian Church. WEDNESDAY 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 reserva tions, call 638-6217. Dona tions accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Ag ing in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group, First Baptist Church edu cational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10:30-11 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reserva tions, call 638-6217. Dona tions accepted. Noon: Alcoholics Anony mous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anony mous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, on County Road 177A in Bonifay. FRIDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Homes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reserva tions, call 638-6217. Dona tions accepted. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anony mous open meeting, Chi pley Presbyterian Church. SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anony mous meeting, board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville. Free school supplies Free school supplies are to be given out Saturday, Aug. 13, at Wausau Pente costal Holiness Church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sponsored by the Washington Coun ty Ministerial Fellowship (13 Churches, 18 Pastors). Bonifay Middle orientation Bonifay Middle School will hold orien tation as follows: fth grade, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 8:30 a.m.; sixth grade, Wednes day, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m.; seventh grade, Thursday, Aug. 18, at 8:30 a.m.; and eighth grade, Thursday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. Championship Rodeo Pageant The Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Pageant will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Holmes County High School auditorium. The entry fee is $45 per contestant. This pageant is spon sored by the HCHS Band Boosters. You may register at HCHS on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Late registration will be on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m. at HCHS; there will be $10 fee added. You can also drop off a registration form at Bonifay Elementary School, Boni fay Middle School or HCHS. If you have any questions, call Candi Meeks at 850-547-9000. The pageant is open for boys ages 4-9 and girls ages 4-20. No residency requirement. Pee Wee football and cheering The Bethlehem Pee Wee Football As sociation announces football/cheerleader sign-ups. Ages 5-12 are eligible; you do not have to attend Bethlehem School. Registration is $60 for the rst child and $55 for the second. Tri-County Assistance is available to those who qualify. To sign up or for more information, call Cliff Kimble at 334-248-4254, Lora Coatney at 547-4847 or 260-4930, April Boyd at 2636060 or 867-5438, Charity Knight at 2601006 or Naomie Pettis at 547-4044. Holmes Farm Bureau meeting The annual meeting of the Holmes County Farm Bureau will be held Thurs day, Aug. 25, at the Agriculture Center, U.S. Highway 90 E. in Bonifay. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Members are asked to RSVP to the ofce, at 850-547-4227, by Monday, Aug. 15, at noon. Harvest Festival Pageant The 31st annual Harvest Festival Pag eant will be held at the Graceville Civic Center on Sept. 9 and 10. Entries are due by Sept. 3. The entry fee is $55, with all proceeds going to the Graceville Harvest Day Cel ebration. Contestants may participate in a photogenic contest for an additional $10. Photogenic entries will be limited to one photo per contestant. The Graceville Har vest Festival Pageant is an open pageant. An application must be turned in along with the entry fee. Checks should be made payable to the City of Graceville and mailed to: Bush Paint and Supply, Attn. Teresa Bush, Pageant Director, 971 Sixth Ave., Graceville, FL 32440. Applications can be picked up at Bush Paint and Supply, Graceville City Hall, Graceville News and Forget Me Not Pho tography in Bonifay. Door admission of $5 per adult applies to all individuals with the exception of contestants. Admission is free to children 3 and younger. More information is available by call ing Teresa Bush at 850-263-4744 (days) or 850-263-3072 (evenings), or Michelle Wat kins at the City of Graceville, 850-263-3250. Obituaries Delphine Roberts Delphine Roberts, age 91, of Chipley, passed away Monday, August 1, in the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Roberts was born October 28, 1919, in Headland, Ala., to the late Walter Lee and Lela Bell (Tinsley) Culpepper. She was a former pharmacy assistant at Sunland Training Center in Marianna and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chipley. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hoyt E. Roberts, and a son, William Earl Roberts. Survivors include three daughters, Gwen Moran and husband, William, of Pensacola, Linda Sue Corbin of Compass Lake, and Nora Catherine Keith and husband, Al, of Cottondale; one daughter-in-law, Dorothy Elizabeth Roberts of Tallahassee; one sister, Mary Nettles and husband, Gene, of Fairhope, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 25 greatgrandchildren; and two special friends, Mrs. Leona Sullivan of Marianna, and Mrs. Phyllis Sanders of Chipley. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 4, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Michael Orr ofciating. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the church. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley was in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Ave., Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. John D. Malloy Jr. John Dexter J.D. Malloy Jr., 81, of Tallahassee and Mexico Beach, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 30. A native of Washington County, JD began his career as a draftsman at DOT and completed his career as a consultant with Metric Engineering. He was a skilled builder and problem solver in many areas. He had a soft spot for animals and a unique ability to relate to them. He was a member of the Cherry Street Church of Christ in Callaway. JD is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sally Stanback Malloy, of Tallahassee; his son, John, of Goode, Va.; his daughter, Tracy Barbee, of Chipley; and three stepdaughters, Sarah K. Carey, of Gainesville, and Marylynn Carey and Beth A. Carey, of Tallahassee. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Janice Gay, of Chipley; ve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat, Lady. In lieu of owers, the family asks that friends wishing to honor JDs memory do so by making a contribution to their favorite charity. A memorial service was held for John at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Cherry Street Church of Christ in Callaway. The service was followed by graveside services at 3 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley. William D. Kunkle William (Bill) David Kunkle, age 64, of Chipley, passed from this life July 31 at the Jackson County Hospital. He was born on May 23, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., to William Bruce and Marion Harmon Kunkle. Mr. Kunkle was a Baptist by faith and worked as a mechanic instructor. He was a Vietnam Veteran with the United States Army, and he also owned and operated the Chipley Recycling Center on Brickyard Road. Bill is survived by his mother, Marion Kunkle of Millington, Tenn.; and his wife, Donna Kunkle of Chipley; four daughters, Beverly Roberts of Bonifay, Carissa Boyett and husband, Donald, of Chipley, Wendy Graham and husband, John, of Leisure Lakes, and Teresa Staff and husband, Walter, of Jeannette, Pa.; and one sister, Jean Moore and husband, Dick, of Millington, Tenn. He had 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family held a celebration of life during the rst week of August at their home. Memorialization was by cremation. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. Geneva McNeil Geneva McNeil, age 86, of Graceville and formerly of Mobile, passed away Tuesday, August 2, in Signature Health Care in Graceville. Mrs. McNeil was born December 20, 1924, in Shreveport, La., to the late Flary and Rose (Greene) Wainwright. A resident here for the past nine years, she was a former waitress, a homemaker and was of Church Of Christ faith. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, J.C. McNeil; a brother, Roy Wainwright; and two sisters, Josephine Fruge and Azel Hawkins. Survivors include one son, Sam McNeil of Mobile; two daughters, Carol Morris and husband, Charles, of Chipley, and Betty Lemonaco and husband, Pete, of McDonough, Ga.; one sister, Betsy Maughan of Golden, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday, August 5, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home in Mobile. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the chapel. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley was in charge of local arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. William Cecil Webb, Jr. William Cecil Webb, Jr., born in Tampa, August 25, 1952, died in Pensacola, Fla., August 1. He was 58 years old. He spent his early life in Chipley and graduated high school at Berry Academy, Rome, Ga., and received his computer degree at Pensacola. He loved anything with computers and electronics and found his job a pleasure each day. Mr. Webb was preceded in death by his sister, Sonya Webb. He is survived by his mother and father, Bill and Sybil Webb of Chipley, and Dothan, Ala.; a brother, Wade Webb, of Chipley; a sister, Karla Webb Nelson and husband, Peter, of LaGrange, Ga.; a niece, Jessica Nelson of LaGrange, Ga.; and a nephew, Pv2 Jonathan Nelson, Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. There was a private family memorial service on Saturday, August 6, at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry May of First United Methodist Church, Chipley, ofciating. Memorial contributions may be made to Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc., P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 Bonnie Tharp Bonnie Tharp, age 94, of Atlanta, Ga., and formerly of Chipley, passed away Thursday, August 4, in Atlanta. Mrs. Tharp was born November 18, 1916, in Chipley to the late Lemuel and Madie (McKeithen) Hayes. She had been a resident of Atlanta since 1948, moving there from Chipley. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Charles Eugene Tharp, and a brother, Robert. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Oglesby and husband, Milton, of Panama City; three grandchildren, Matt, Kristy and Eve; as well as four great-grandchildren. The family received friends at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel, Saturday, August 6, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Graveside services followed at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry May ofciating. In lieu of owers, the family requests contributions to Arnold High School Band Boosters, P.O. Box 27927, Panama City, Florida 33411. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net. Community EVENTS Community CALENDAR
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As shown on the Plat recorded with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, in Holmes County Florida Name in which assessed: ROSANNA WHITE ESTATE C/O GEORGE H. MILLER Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That D. J. DOCKERY, 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 name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 143 Year of Issuance May 27, 2004 Description of Property: Parcel No. 0735.00-000-000-014.000 A Lot or parcel of land in Holmes County, Florida more particularly described as: Commence at the NE corner of Section 2, Township 7 North, Range 15 West for a point of beginning, thence run South along section line 580 feet more or less to State Road #2, thence Westerly along State Road #2 200 feet more or less to a culvert, thence run North 580 feet to the section line, thence run West 100, thence run North 1100 feet, thence run East 300 feet to the section line, thence run South 1100 feet to the point of beginning. Lying in Section 2, Township 6 North, Range 15 West and Section 35, Township 7 North, Range 15 West containing 10.24 acres more or less. Less all lands lying in Section 2, Township 6 North, Range 15 West. Name in which assessed: RALPH GAMMONS Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That D.J. DOCKERY, 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 name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 424 Year of Issuance May 27, 2004 Description of Property: Parcel No. 1409.02-001-011-002.000 Lot 4 Block 11 in Section 9, Township 4 North, Range 16 West Name in which assessed: LIGHTHOUSE BEACON OF LOVE CHURCH A/K/A BEACON OF LOVE CHURCH Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That ANGELA DOCKERY, 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 name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 218 Year of Issuance May 27, 2004 Description of Property: Parcel No. 0909.03-006-000-008.000 SEC: 9 TWN: 05 NORTH, RNG: 15 WEST LOT 8: Commence at the SW corner of SW of SW of Section 9, Township 5 North, Range 15 West and run N 40 degrees 47 minutes 41 seconds East 2120.33 feet to a point on the Southerly R/W line of Muir Drive, said point being the Point of Beginning; Thence S 29 degrees 16 minutes 26 seconds East 172.06 feet; thence N 75 degrees 06 minutes 45 seconds East 70.0 feet; thence N 24 degrees 24 minutes 21 seconds West 192.46 feet to a point on said Southerly R/W line, said point being on a curve concave Southeasterly and having a radius of 257.84 feet; thence Southwesterly 20 feet along said curve through a central angle of 4 degrees 26 minutes 40 seconds to the end of curve; thence S 58 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds West 65.0 feet to the Point of Beginning. Also being Lot 8, Unit 19, Dogwood Lakes Estates (unrecorded). LOT 9: Commence at the SW corner of SW of SW of Section 9, Township 5 North, Range 15 West and run N 40 degrees 06 minutes 47 seconds East 2023.99 feet to a point on the Southerly R/W line of Muir Drive, said point being the Point of Beginning; thence run S 37 degrees 51 minutes 31 seconds East 143.54 feet; thence N 75 degrees 06 minutes 45 seconds East 80.0 feet; thence N 29 degrees 16 minutes 26 seconds West 172.06 feet to the Southerly R/W of said Muir Drive; thence S 58 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds West 34.69 feet to the beginning of a curve, concave Southeasterly and having a radius of 316.42 feet; thence run Southwesterly 65.0 feet along said curve, through a central angle of 11 degrees 46 minutes 10 seconds to the Point of Beginning. Also being Lot 9, Unit 19, Dogwood Lakes Estates (unrecorded). Name in which assessed: PAMELA CLARK ETAL Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. 1804.00-000-000-003.000 SEC: 4 TWN: 04 RNG: 17 E OF THE NW AND ALL OF THE SW OF NW LYING EAST OF OTTER CREEK. Name in which assessed: LEON HUGHES C/O DANIEL HUGHES Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That DONNA A. PAULK, 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 name in which it was assessed are as follows Certificate No. 475 Year of Issuance May 27, 2004 Description of Property: Parcel No. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, CASE NO: 09000388CA SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. EMORY C. MCFADDEN A/K/A EMORY CLAY MCFADDEN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; HOMETOWN LENDERS, LLC; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; CITIMORTGAGE, INC.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EMORY C. MCFADDEN A/K/A EMORY CLAY MCFADDEN; AND JANE DOE, JOHN DOE, defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 27, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 09000388CA of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 25 day of August, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the front of the Holmes County Courthouse, 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 4, 5, AND 6 IN THE N OF BLOCK 50 IN THE TOWN OF BONIFAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT MADE BY G. W. BANFILL, WHICH IS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. 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 Court Administrator, Holmes County Phone: (850) 718-0026. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call Florida Relay Service, hearing 800-955-8771, voice 800-955-8770. DATED AT BONIFAY, FLORIDA THIS 7 DAY OF JULY, 2011 BY DIANE EATON. CODY TAYLOR CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. AS PUBLISHED IN THE HOLMES COUNTY TIMES ADVERTISER AUGUST 3, 10, 2011. NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That ANGELA DOCKERY, 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 name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 259 Year of Issuance May 27, 2004 Description of Property: Parcel No. 1129.00-000-000-004.200 The SE of the NW ; the NE of SW and begin at the SE corner NW of SW , Section 29, Township 7 North, Range 16 West and run West 45 ft. along the So. Line of said NW of SW , thence run N. 349 ft., thence W. 325 ft., more or less, to a county graded road, thence northwesterly along said graded road 1000 ft., more or less, to the N. line of said NW of SW , thence run E. along said N. line 560 ft., more or less, to the NE Cor. Of said NW of SW , thence So. Along the E. line of said NW of SW 1320 ft., more or less, to the Point of Beginning; all being in Sec. 29, Township 7 North, Range 16 W. and containing 90 acres, more or less. Name in which assessed: ALBERT & LYNDA GRAHAM Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, CASE #2009-CA-000505 DIVISION #; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, f/k/a THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF CIT MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, 2007-1 Plaintiff, vs. DORIS BROWN, Defandant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 21, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000505 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida, wherein The Bank of New York Mellon, f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee on Behalf of CIT Mortgage Loan Trust, 2007-1, Plaintiff and Doris Brown are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, 201 N. OKLAHOMA ST., BONIFAY, FLORIDA, 32425, AT 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on August 18, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST AND RUN S 01 DEGREES 1202 W 722.40 FEET, THENCE S 69 DEGREES 5941 E 45.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE S 01 DEGREES 1202 W 85.53 FEET, THENCE S 73 DEGREES 4622 E 453.70 FEET TO A POINT IN THE POND, THENCE N 12 DEGREES 00E 36.69 FEET, THENCE N 78 DEGREES 00 W 111.15 FEET, THENCE N 20 DEGREES 2751 E 188.18 FEET, THENCE S 82 DEGREES 0119 W 336.42 FEET, THENCE N 69 DEGREES 5941 W 69.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. CODY TAYLOR, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, Holmes County, Florida by Diane Eaton, DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT. AS PUBLISHED IN THE HOLMES COUNTY TIMES ADVERTISER AUGUST 3, 10, 2011. decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN 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 PERIODS 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 August 3, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: Lucas N. Taylor Attorney for Joyce L. Brown Florida Bar No. 670189 122B South Waukesha Street Bonifay, FL 32425 Telephone: (850) 547-7301 Fax: (850) 547-7303 Personal Representative: Joyce L. Brown 503 East Bay Avenue Bonifay, Florida 32425 As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser August 3, 10, 2011. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11-59PR IN RE: ESTATE OF AMANDA J. BROWN Deceased, Division Probate NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Amanda J. Brown, deceased, whose date of death was May 2, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL 32425. 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 30-2010-CA-00017 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF CSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFCATES, SERIES 2007-5, Plaintiff, vs. PENNY M. TEECE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST STATE MORTGAGE CORPORATION; CHARLES R. TEECE; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 21 day of July, 2011, and entered in Case No. 30-2010-CA-000017, of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF CSMC MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFCATES, SERIES 2007-5 is the Plaintiff and PENNY M. TEECE, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST STATE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, CHARLES R. TEECE and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, FRONT STEPS OF THE HOLMES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 201 N. OKLAHOMA STREET, BONIFAY, FL 32425, 11:00 AM on the 18 day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE EAST 90 FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY; ALL OF LOTS 7, 8 AND 9, LESS NORTH 63 FEET OF SAID LOTS IN BLOCK 25 OF THE TOWN OG BONIFAY, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT OF THE SAME DRAWN BY G.W. BANFILL, A COPY OF WHICH IS UPON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND SAID LANDS BEING A PART OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO ACCESS COURT FACILITIES OR PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING AT ANY COURTHOUSE OR COURT PROGRAM, SHOULD WITHIN TWO (2) DAYS OF RECEIPT OF NOTICE, CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION TO REQUEST SUCH AN ACCOMMODATION. PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION, P.O. BOX 826, MARIANNA, FLORIDA 32447, PHONE: (850)718-0026; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED CALL (800)955-8771; EMAIL: ADAREQUEST@JUD14.F LCOURTS.ORG. DATED THIS 25 DAY OF JULY, 2011. CODY TAYLOR CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: DIANE EATON, DEPUTY CLERK. AS PUBLISHED IN THE HOLMES COUNTY TIMES ADVERTISER AUGUST 3, 10, 2011.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser | B7 Investors -Outstand and immediate returns in equipment leasing for oilfield industry. Immediate lease out. Tax benefits and high returns. We need more equipment! (800)491-9029 Access Lawsuit Cash Now! $ As seen on TV. $ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++ within 48/hrs? Low rates. APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital.com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. All util. incld 638-1918 1 Bedroom Apt HUD approved. Includes water, sewage, garbage and electric. Fenced rear yard, deck. $600/mo. (850)547-5244 A Few Pro Drivers Needed Top Pay & 401K Great Equipment & Benfefits 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com DriverRecession Proof Freight. Plenty miles. Need refresher? No out-of-pocket tuition at FFE. $1000 Bonus for COs & $1500 Incentive for O/Os. email@example.com. (855)356-7121 Drivers -CDL-AStart up to 45¢ per mile! 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For more information, call Manpower today at 334-794-7564. Police Patrolman The City of Chipley is accepting applications for a Police Patrolman. Minimum Qualifications: Completion of the Minimum Standards courses as set forth by the Florida Police Standards Council; Florida Law Enforcement Certification; valid Florida Drivers license; ability to project a courteous and polite attitude to public; and able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Mail or hand deliver application and/or resume to the Chief of Police, Chipley Police Department, P.O. Box 1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. NEED More Response? Advertise in Over 100 Florida Papers reaching MILLIONS of people. Advertising Networks of Florida, Put us to work for You! (866)742-1373 www.florida-classifieds.co m. Wanted: Junk appliances. Lawn-mowers, farm and garden equipment, golf carts, satellites for free. I will pick up. Call (850)-547-0088 WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. CHILD CARE Opening for a loving person to work with young children. Call 547-1444 General Full Time positions available at local Subway restaurant. Please call 850-638-9808 for more details. Come get your fresh okra, sadandies and pink eye purple hull peas, shelled or not shelled. Leave a message (850)956-4556. Now Open U-Pick Grapes Open 7 days a week 7AM-7PM 1304-A Clayton Rd., Chipley, u pick $5.00 gallon, we pick $8.00 gallon. 850-638-2624 U-PICK SCUPPERNUNG GRAPES. Open 7 days, $4.00/ gallon. Off Hwy 177A on Flowing Well Rd. Follow signs. From Bonifay, 8 miles. (850)547-2326. New school shirts with collar and 3 button front. Assortment of color and sizes $2.00 per shirt. (850)547-5244 2 Items For Sale 2006 Honda 300 Rancher ES 4x4, push button, auto matic, only 1100 miles. Like New $3500.00 AND Round bale hay trailor 24ft long. $1,000.00 Call.326-3431 or 596-4174 DIRECTV Summer Special! 1 Year FREE Showtime! 3 mos FREE HBO/Starz/Cinemax! NFL SUNDAY TICKET Free-Choice Ultimate/Premier-Pkgs from $29.99/mo. Call by 8/15! (800)363-3755 Yard Sale Sat August 13th 8-2 Miscellaneous tools, toolboxes, furniture, luggage, quality clothing, chicken brooders, odds and ends. Worth the drive. Hwy 79 Vernon(Previous Home Spun/ Michelles Restaurant) YARD SALE. 4100 Pate Pond Rd, Vernon,Fl. 1st and 3rd SAT of each month 8AM-1PM Indoor/Outdoor. Miscellaneous items so selection varies. Many items, too numerous to list. RAIN OR SHINE Sellers welcome 850-547-9140 850-326-1606 AMMO38,44,45,rat shot-ammo.Your brass-$1.00 each. CBL850-260-1342 Chipley Handgun Training for beginners. All equipment furnished. Short range point shoot method taught. Day/ dim light training. Call John @ CBL 850-260-1342 K&L Farm, LLCGreen Peanuts for Boiling!!1567 Piney Grove Rd in Chipley Mon-Fri 8-6pm Sat 8-4pm 850-638-5002 260-5003/527-3380 Come and Get it Yard Sale Friday only Aug.12, 8 a.m.-until. 2 couches, 1 king headboard & mattress set, 1 twin headboard & mattress set, miscellaneous items. Take Hwy 90 past Gully Springs Baptist Church, turn right on R.B. Carter, over RR tracks and bear left around pond on Beaver Lane up to top of hill-middle drive (Baggets). (850)547-2943. Estate Sale Bonifay Sat Aug 13th from 8am-2pm Rain or Shine. West Kansas Ave. Contents of house and out building. Everything priced to sale and everything MUST go. China cabinets & sideboard,heywood wakefield bedroom set, & too many items to list individual. Inside Moving Sale Chipley 1st United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Friday Aug 12 8am -2pm, Saturday Aug 13 8am until cleaned out. YARD SALE 4537 Azalea Lane Wednesday,Thur,Fri. From Vernon go Creek Rd. to Parrish Still to Azalea Ln. Something foreveryone. 535-2972. PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle will be sold at public auction at Eastern Diesel & Auto Wrecker Service, Inc. 2005 S. Waukesha, Bonifay, Fl. at 8:00 a.m. on August 31, 2011 for towing and storage: Vin # 1FUYDSEBXSP588909 1995 Freightliner. Jason Wilhelm, 22452 Kern Rd., South Bend, In. 46614. Eastern Diesel and Auto Wrecker Service, Inc As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser August 10, 2011. PUBLIC SALE Tharp and Sons Mini Storage in Bonifay, Fl. will hold a sale on these units for non-payment of rent in accordance with the Fl. Statue Act 83-801-83-809. Tenants will have until 8/24/11 to pay in full. No checks. 1. Aaron Sellers Bonifay, Fl. 2. Sonya Moore Bonifay, Fl. 3. Donna Steverson Bonifay, Fl. 4. Unknown. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser August 3, 10, 2011. COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in COLOR! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 Incorrect Insertion PolicyFor Classified In-column AdvertisersAll ads placed by phone are read back to the advertiser to insure correctness. The newspaper will assume correctness at the time of the read-back procedure unless otherwise informed. Please your ad. Advertisers are requested to check the advertisement on the first insertion for correctness. Errors should be reported immediately. Your Florida Freedom newspaper will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion, nor will it be liable for any error in advertisements to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error. Any copy change, during an ordered schedule constitutes a new ad and new charges. We do not guarantee position of ANY ad under any classification. LOST BIG YELLOW LABPlease help us find our 3 yr old neutered male lab retriever. He went missing on July 13 from Leisure Lakes Sub in Greenhead (between Wausau and Southport). He is deeply missed by 2 special needs kids. 850-326-4094 Been In THE DOG HOUSE lately1362 N Railroad Ave. Chipley Services Include: GroomingBoarding-Daycare-Dog walking Owned & Operated by Ilene Hatcher NEW phone (850) 638-3131 shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That D.J. DOCKERY, 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 name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 196 Year of Issuance May 27, 2004 Description of Property: Parcel No. 0908.01-005-00E-005.000 Lot 5 Block E Unit 6 Dogwood Lake Estates in Section 8, Township 5 North, Range 15 West Name in which assessed: DAVID NESBITT Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on the 29TH day of AUGUST, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 18TH day of JULY, 2011. Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser July 27, August 3, 10, 17, 2011. Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Secret Place Soaps, located at 5395 Obies Street, in the County of Washington, in the city of Ebro, Florida, 32437, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Ebro, Florida, this 5th day of August, 2011. Bridget R. Hilgenberg. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser August 10, 2011. PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicle will be sold at public auction at Eastern Diesel & Auto Wrecker Service, Inc. 2005 S. Waukesha, Bonifay, Fl. at 8:00 a.m. on August 31, 2011 for towing and storage: Vin # 4T1BE32K64U879685 Toyota Camry Le. Farid Desiree, 7530 Ridgeline Ct. W, Mobile, Al. 36695. Eastern Diesel and Auto Wrecker Service, Inc. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser August 10, 2011.
B8| Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser Wednesday, August 10, 2011 FOR SALE 2003 Sierra (32) fifth wheel RV, 2 slides. Like New. 638-1912 Sell your RV FAST! Online at RVT.com Millions of RV Shoppers Thousands of RVs SOLD -Serving RV traders since 1999 www.RVT.com or Call (888)347-7570 1982 Kawasaki 1100 Shaft driven. Bike has been complety rebuilt. Less than 1000 miles. $2200 OBO call Bob 496-5246 For Sale 2003 Yamaha XLT 1200 155 HP 3 Cylinder 3 seater 143 hours/ one owner, Trailer and cover included only used in fresh water. Great Condition!! $3800.00. Call Billy 638-4850 or James 638-8066 2005 Toyota Tunder 4X4. 4 door, white, 66.600 miles. Very clean. Call 850-638-8526. 2009 Chevrolet Colorado standard 5 speed in floor, Mileage 18,300. Price $12,500. (850)373-6284 or (850)956-2796. For Sale 2002 Ford Ranger Edge V-6 auto trans. AC,PS,PB, CD player, cruise control, 90,000 miles. Sharp. $4800.00 Call 596-4174 or 326-3431 COMPLETE PACKAGES FROM $4,995All Welded, All Aluminum BoatsBonifay Floridawww.xtremeindustries.com (850) 547-9500 Xtreme Boats FACTORY DIRECT Bettie's Country Realty BETTIE L. SLAY, BROKER (Florida & Alabama)205 E. North Ave., Bonifay, Florida 32425(850) 547-3510 www.bettiescountryrealtyonline.com WE GET RESULTS NATIONAL MLS2BRON 1.64 ACRE -$79,900---REDUCED3BR2BA10AC-$197,900--40ACFARM 3BRHOMEPONDBARNSPASTURE$275,000---10AC NEWER 3BR2BA -$229,900---4+ACRES 3BR2BACHIPLEY -$79,900--10AC NICE 3BR2BA-$189,900--15+ACFARM3BR2BA HOME OWNERFINANCE-$179,900---2.5ACRES-$19,900---10ACRES&3BR2 BAHOME&GUESTHOUSE&TRAININGCENTER-$299,500---HUGE4BR 2BA7AC-$249,900---REDUCED4BR2BABRICK-$99,900---FISHCAMP SHELLPOINT-$59,900---2STORY3/2INCHIPLEYREDUCED-$139,900--2100+SQ.FT. HOMEINTOWNREDUCED-$124,900---11ACRES-$19,900--3BR2BAHOME3ACRESPATELAKE-$129,900---5ACRES-$7,000--11ACRES-$11,900---4BR1.5BABRICK-$89,900---4.7ACRESROLLING PINESCHIPLEY-$40,000---3BR2BABRICKON1.92ACRESBONIFAY REDUCED-$129,900---148ACRES-$414,400---23ACRES-$29,900 Your land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Call 850-682-3344 Mobile Homes in Cottondale on Sapp Rd, 8 miles E. of Chipley. 3br/2ba Doublewide & 2br/2ba singlewide avail. Total elec. (850)-258-4868 or 850-209-8847 www.charlos countryliving.com Gator Pond off Hwy. 77 near Sunnyhills in Washington County; Approximately 2 acres high and dry, next to water management area, secluded, quiet. Price negotiable, possible owner financing. Call (850) 896-5755. Reduced Price! Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858. NY -Southern Tier Farm Sale! 9 acres $24,900. Woods, lake rights, mins. North of the PA border! Survey, clear title! Call (877) 458-8227 or click: www.NewYorkLandandLak es.com. Waterfront Condo Liquidation! SW Florida Coast! Brand new, upscale 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,675sf condo. Only $179,900! (Similar unit sold for $399,900) Prime downtown location on the water! Call now (877)888-7571, x28 Room for rent with bathroom. $75.00 per week. Utilities included. Open kitchen. Call (850)547-2134. Ask for Bob or leave message. 2 & 3 BR $590 -$675 Greenhead Washer & Dryer Incl Some pets welcome248-0048 2 bdrm/2 bath MH Hwy.179-A Westville, Fl. No pets. Phone (850)956-1220. 2 Br/2 bath Mobile Home in Bethlehem Community. No pets, non smoker. Sec. deposit and references required. Water and lawn services provided. $375/month. (850)547-2157 or (850)373-7062. 2 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 2BD/2BA 2BD/1BA Water & garbage furnished. Quiet park between Chipley & Bonifay. $400/ mth plus deposit. 527-4911 or 547-4232 3 br, 2 ba, DoublewideHwy 177A in Bonifay. Section 8 Housing accepted. $550 mo, dept $400. 630-6721 or 326-5797 2Bdrm/1 1/2 bath MH 9 miles south of Chipley. (850)260-2813 or (850) 638-4689. 3BR/2BA One block to elementary school. W/D hookup, CH/A. No Pets. $475/mth plus deposit. 1yr lease. 850-638-0560, 850-774-3034. For Rent 3 BR/ 2 BA Doublewide in Bonifay. Sorry No Pets Please call 850-373-8938 For Rent 3BD/ 2BA mobile home. Nice area outside city limits of Chipley. Sorry No Pets. Days (850)638-4630, nights (850)638-1434. For Rent: 3 BR/2 Bath trailer $325 per month, 2BR/1BA trailer, $250. a month, Ponce de Leon area. 850-269-5000 Mobile Homes For Rent 2BR/1BA all electric near Chipley. Sorry No Pets. Located on Brickyard Rd. near WestPoint. For more information call Lou Corbin at 638-1911 or 326-0044 1BD Apartment Good location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640. For Rent. Sleepy Hollow Duplex Apartments. HUD not accepted. 2BR/1BA and 3BR/1BA. Water, garbage, lawn care included. Spacious, energy efficient. 850-638-7128. For Rent: Nice townhouse apartment. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, one car garage in downtown Bonifay. NO PETS. Call 850-547-3129 Publishers NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Ridgewood Apts. of Bonifay Studio $350, 2 Bdrm $470. City utilities and pest control included. (850)557-7732. SpaciousOne Bedroom $450.00 Two Bedroom $500. Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. Townhouse Apt For Rent 2BD/ 1 1/2 BA 638-1918 2 Bdrm/2bath home only 1 year old. Large rooms & closets. Nice storage building. In Bonifay city limits. $600/depo, $700/mo rent. Call Maureen (850)547-2950 5BR/4BA House for Rent in Bonifay.$750/mth $750 deposit. Call 547-4284 or 638-0300 ask for Kim BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR RENT 3BD/2BA on Pioneer Rd in Vernon. $800/mth $400 deposit. No inside Pets. 850-896-8131 For Rent 3BR/1BA $525/mth. Dep $500.00. 462 Martin Luther King. No Pets. 326-2920 House For Rent 3BD/1BA. No pets 638-1918 Small 1 Bdrm house in Chipley, near downtown on very small lot. No Pets -firm. 1278 Holley Ave. Call (850)547-6665.