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50 www.bonifaynow.com For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 IN BRIEF imes imes imes T dvertiser imes imes imes imes T T dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser A HOLMES COUNTY Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... @WCN_HCT @WCN_HCT @WCN_HCT A dver tiser Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo A A dver dver dver dver dver dver tiser tiser tiser tiser tiser tiser tiser T imes bonifaynow.com By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org BETHLEHEM Bethlehem School Principal Zeb Browns transfer from Bethlehem School to the Holmes County District Of ce by Superintendent Eddie Dixon has local residents ready to bring the matter before the school board. Brown was transferred on Dec. 19, and the next regular school board meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 15. We want to create something called Shine The Light based on what happened with Zeb, said Janie Blevins, a resident who wants to speak at the meeting. Its a metaphor for wanting to keep the school board accountable for their actions by keeping everything open and known by the residents of Holmes County. Several people are wishing to speak on the subject of Browns transfer at the next school meeting, said Blevins, which included members of the local Parent/Teacher Organization and residents. Many people have been afraid to speak out because theyre afraid for their jobs, she said. I say you dont have to say much, just say what you mean and mean what you say. We have got to speak up, especially to let something this ridiculous happen. She said all it took to get the support she did was to speak out once. One day at work I heard Locals to shine the light HOLMES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING Bethlehem principal transfer has parents concerned Wednesday, JANUARY 9 2013 From Staff Reports BONIFAY Two were seriously injured in an automobile accident that occurred at 9:13 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3 on County Road 177A in Bonifay, according to a report by Florida Highway Patrol. According to the report Irene Elizabeth Harris, 32, of Bonifay was traveling southbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier on County Road 177 A north of the Bonifay Gritney Road approaching a curve to the left. Harris then traveled onto the west shoulder of County Road 177A and continued traveling south. Harris then traveled into a ditch and collided with an embankment. The vehicle traveled up the embankment and became airborne. Harris landed and came to nal rest eastbound on Bonifay Gritney Road. Harris was transported to Bay Medical Center and her and her 11-year-old passenger was lifeighted to Sacred Heart Hospital, both to be treated for serious injuries. Seatbelts were not in use, and there is further investigation in progress into the cause of the accident. 2 seriously injured in Bonifay accident By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com PONCE de LEON Mayor Sheena Hougland and town council members John Harrison, Charlotte Montgomery and Denise Serigne were sworn in at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Ponce de Leon Town Council on Thursday, Jan. 3. Hougland won the election to be re-elected as mayor after running unopposed and Serigne and Harrison returned to their seats as members. Montgomery was welcomed as the newest member after council member Judy Reynolds announced she would not be returning to her seat during their meeting on Dec. 7. Ponce de Leon town attorney Lyndia Spears updated the council with their latest endeavors to contact Oshkoshs attorney. Ponce de Leon received a new re truck using grant money, however the town has recently receiving letters stating that the town owes money on the truck. Ive faxed him a copy of the contract, and he even called today, Spears said. At rst he said he didnt remember me ever sending anything, so I showed him the email that I sent, faxed the contract to him and explained it again. She said he asked about the $15,000 trade in for one of the towns older re trucks, and she said they had told the town they didnt want the truck, but if they were still interested they can come pick it up. She said then there was an issue with extra equipment on the truck. Ive heard of this type of bait and switch before, Spears said. Theyll add all kinds of extra stuff and wait until later and charge you more. Whats worse is that even if they do take back that equipment they can tell you they sold it for less then it was worth and charge you the difference. Spears advised that the company is in direct violation of their contract in sending the bill and threatening to repossess, and the town should consider suing the company to let them know it is serious about resolving the matter. Town council administrator Beth Peterson addressed the council with the upcoming raises and advised the council to put the raises on hold until October because of the nancial restraints By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org BONIFAY Retired Bonifay teacher Frederic Howell was surprised to learn his math classes had an artistic impact on one former student. Patricia Willett Frazier of Ocala sent Howell a letter and photos in November of a 5-by-6-foot quilt she had made, which won a blue ribbon in a quilt show. The quilt, titled My Favorite Class, featured geometric shapes. You will see that it was your class that inspired the quilt, and I thought you might like to know I still remember geometry with some very fond memories, Sheena Hougland re-elected mayor See SCHOOL A2 The quilt My Favorite Class features geometric gures and was created by Holmes County High School graduate Patricia Frazier and dedicated to her favorite HCHS teacher, Frederic Howell. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISER Teacher gets credit for geometry quilt creation See QUILT A2 INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra .................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classi eds ............................ B6 Volume 122, Number 39 CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Ponce de Leon Town Council Mayor Sheena Hougland and Council members John Harrison, Charlotte Montgomery and Denise Serigne were sworn in last week. SHEENA HOUGLAND Holmes County Council on Aging sh fry BONIFAY The Holmes County Council on Aging is in need of a gas stove in order to continue serving our seniors. We have decided to have a Fish Fry to raise money for this cause on Jan. 18. The plates will include sh, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies and cake. If there is anyway you can help, contact Rachel Locke at 547-9289 or Carol Ricks at 526-3577. We will also accept donations of food or money. If you would like to send a monetary donation, please mail it to Emerald Coast Hospice, Attn: Carol Ricks, 4374 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL 32446. Broken Strings to perform PONCE de LEON Broken Strings will be singing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Otter Creek Methodist Church. The church is four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Concerned American Patriots Meeting MARIANNA Concerned American Patriots of Jackson County, will hold its rst meeting of the year, at 6 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 21, at the Ag. Center on Highway 90 West (next to the National Guard Armory). Speaker is Mike Maharrey, National Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center. His subject: Our Last Hope-Rediscovering the Lost Road to Liberty. Focus is understanding the relationship between states and the federal government and why it matters. Everyone is invited, admission is free. See COUNCIL A2 SWEARING IN THE PDL TOWN COUNCIL Rapid response team training involves 252 of cers for 18 prisons B1
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I have yet to get a direct answer for why it happened other than the superintendent saying he was streamlining his staff. She said her concerns didnt rest just with Browns transfer but also with the principal that will replace him. Will this guy do as much for the kids as Brown has? Blevins said. Will the next principal take up where Brown left off in keeping the school at the level they have worked so hard to reach? How about the physical education programs Brown was going to introduce? She said it was hard to imagine getting a better principal for Bethlehem than Brown. He took them from being a D-ranked school to an A-ranked school, she said. He also cares for those children more then anyone Ive ever seen. He organized the search for Mia Brown, and he continually creates programs and bene ts for the children. Blevins said they still would like to know why they transferred Brown and if they couldnt get an answer at this upcoming meeting, then they would continue to return again and again until they did. Previously Dixon released a statement about why Brown was transferred. The decision to transfer Mr. Zeb Brown from Bethlehem School to the district of ce was done as part of the districts continuing strategic effort to ensure an ef cient and effective school system, Dixon said. The move of Mr. Brown to the district is a lateral move and should not be misconstrued as anything other than a decision based on what is best for the school district. I rmly believe this move will serve to further streamline district administration, with a singular goal of ensuring the best possible learning environment for all students. An interim administrator was selected to replace Brown over the holiday until a permanent replacement could be found. Brown gave no reason for his transfer but stated that he was going to react to this change with as much of a positive attitude as possible. While the change in career paths was dif cult, I am open to the challenge that has been set before me. However, I will never waiver in my hopes for Bethlehem and all the schools in our district, Brown said. The hope that one day students will have all the opportunities they deserve and for those students whose every day is a struggle to realize the power to change their situation is already a power they own. I believe in this God divine power because I am a product of it; it was only through education and the witness of good teachers and mentors that I am who I am today, and I am proud to say that these mentors and teachers were from my alma mater, Bethlehem High School, Brown said. Brown said in all things, he would like to see the positive. Graduating, teaching and doing administrative duties, I can honestly say that I dont regret anything, he said. I am proud of what we accomplished, and like most places, there are many improvements that still need to be made, but most of all I will say that the Bethlehem community is a place full of heart. In the past we have used it to get through some dif cult times and we have always come out victorious. Brown requested everyone look forward to all the good things that have transpired already and for the parents, students and staff to be joyous about those triumphs and look forward to those yet to come. For one to believe in a community the way I do and even give it human like qualities such as a heart, one really is stating that he or she believes in the people and I do, Brown said. The people of Bethlehem community are people of great gifts, gifts that are meant to be shared. God may have had me there just for this time, but I believe it was for a reason. SCHOOL from page A1 QUILT from page A1 Frazier wrote. Please know that you were a terri c teacher, and I loved all your math courses, which is impressive, because Frazier took the geometry class during the 1959-60 school year, Howell said. Of course, I remember her as Patricia Willet. I have fond memories of the Willet family from the time they moved to Bonifay, and Patricia and Linda grew up in Bonifay. I taught both Patricia and Linda in the math classes at Holmes County High School, Howell said. Patricia, the older child, was in my geometry class of 1959-60, along with several other good geometry students. I remember my classroom teaching days fondly, and if I could have made a living teaching math and coaching basketball I would have had a long career doing what I loved teaching students, Howell said. Howell said the annual pay for teachers back then was about $3,600. With a wife and two daughters, I had no choice but to make a career change, he said. I thank her for the compliment, Howell said. I dont remember much geometry, but I think I will pull out an old geometry book and read through the proof for the Pythagorean Theorem On the quilt, which was paper pieced by Frazier and machine quilted by Barbara Dees of Salt Springs, there is a label explaining the artwork. The squares, rectangles, triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids contained in this quilt remind me of my favorite high school class geometry, Frazier wrote on the label. Although I have very fond memories of other classes at Holmes County High School in Bonifay, Florida, including typing, English, journalism and home economics, I really enjoyed my geometry class taught by Freddie Howell. He was a great teacher. I loved all the theorems we had to prove. It was like doing puzzles, and I liked the organized, methodical steps we had to use to arrive at a complete proof. Alternate interior or exterior angles, congruent triangles, complementary angles, supplementary angles, and other little math terms swim in my head, Frazier wrote. As I made this quilt, I had a lot of time to remember a special class and a special teacher I had over 50 years ago. facing the town. The council approved of readdressing the possibility of raises in October in the hopes that the building would be rented out by then. Serigne told the council she had been approached by a resident inquiring about the possibility of recycle bins being placed in town. The town agreed to contact Holmes County Recycling about putting out bins and possibly picking up the contents on a regular basis. I just wanted to say that weve had recycling bins before, Peterson said. The problem was that people were also dropping off large trash items like mattresses. Resident Wendy Varner approached the council saying she and several others wanted to put together town events for the local people and children. We need something for the children, Varner said. We want to get local artists together for art shows, bring athletes to talk to schools, hold bake sales, have an American Idol, hold a Gospel Sing. Were interested in getting our children and our community involved, Varner said. I pass people in the street, and no one is smiling. Were losing our society; we need to be a family, and theres a too many talented people here to let it go to waste. She said she could put out a monthly calendar of all the events to be done and the events should start in February. If youre willing to put in the work, were willing to support you, Hougland said, and the council approved. Resident Danny Ricko approached the council about putting on a wrestling tournament with a small concert during intermission every month at the towns gym. I nance my own group and team up with a group from out of Alabama, Ricko said. Its a family-friendly event. He said the rst would be held from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, and if that goes well the next would be held from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Spears advised they con rm that he had proof of insurance on the event before proceeding. The council approved of the wrestling events for up to six months pending on the verication of proof of insurance and after the six months was up they would discuss if they should raise the rate of $50 per month. The next regularly scheduled Ponce de Leon Town Council meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. COUNCIL from page A1
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However, if you do choose to purchase, an exclusive $1000 instant rebate for test participants is being offered.* Holmes County Arrests December 23 December 29, 2012 Stacey Allen Bar eld, 44, child support Zachary Cyrus Birge, 19, burglary of structure, grand theft Marcus Box, 52, prison transport service Bernard Caldwell, 50, hold for outside agency Lewis Ceasor, 29, prison transport service Jacob Dimm, 28, hold for outside agency David Driggers, 25, petit theft, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute four counts, traf cking in controlled substance Ashley Driggers, 22, driving while license suspended or revoked Nicole Furr, 29, defrauding an inn keeper, obtaining food or lodging with intent to defraud Franklin Paul Garden, 28, hold for Hillsborough Dillon Wayne Grace, 20, violation of probation on driving under the in uence Arthur Holiday, 35, hold for outside agency Demarquae Jackson, 19, prison transport service Lynard L. Joiner, 36, hold for Hillsborough Brian Wayne Joins, 42, hold for Hillsborough Edward Jouette, 26, hold for outside agency Quatlisha Looper, 30, hold for outside agency Michael Mason, 19, prison transport service Michael Shannon Meade, 35, failure to appear on retail theft Shane Medine, 32, hold for outside agency Steven McCarthy, 27, prison transport service Thomas Nickolas Moss, 31, violation of probation Joshua Obrien, 28, defrauding an inn keeper, obtaining food or lodging with intent to defraud Clarence Price, 64, prison transport service Dennis Robinson, 28, hold for outside agency Patrick Eugene Robinson, 20, violation of probation on burglary four counts, grand theft three counts, grand theft rearm Lyndsey Morgan Rodgers, 29, violation of probation on interference with child custody Tony Rodgers, 46, hold for outside agency Frank Ross, 49, prison transport service Lawrence Schermerhorn, 47, hold for outside agency Mary Elizabeth Sewell, 36, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Monica Stan, 42, prison transport service Wayne Stearns, 30, prison transport service Harlon Wade Stephens, 50, battery domestic violence, false imprisonment Nathaniel Taylor, 24, hold for outside agency Jermaine D. Thompson, 26, hold for Hillsborough Final autopsy report yet to be released By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com CHIPLEY A Washington County woman wounded in a Dec. 4 standoff with law enforcement of cers from the Bay and Washington County sheriffs of ces, as well as the Bay County Sheriffs Of ce SWAT team, died Dec. 14, according to the medical examiners of ce. Mary Ethel Lo in, 62, was shot and critically wounded in the standoff after she reportedly pointed a gun at a member of the SWAT team, of cials said. The of cial cause of her death has not been released and is pending nal autopsy results, said Mike Bates, director of operations for the District 14 Medical Examiners Of ce in Panama City. Lo ins remains were released to Brocks Hometown Funeral Home of Callaway, Bates said. No memorial services have been scheduled, according to a funeral home spokesperson. At 12:17 p.m. Dec. 4, the Washington County Sheriffs Of ce received a call from the National Crisis Hotline in reference to a female caller who resided at 5463 North Blue Springs Road in southern Washington County, according to the sheriffs of ce. An of cer with WCSO responded and was met by Lo in, armed with a ri e in the front yard of the home, according to the sheriffs of ce. Lo in told the of cer to leave the property. As the of cer was leaving, Lo in red two rounds in the direction of the ofcer, according to the release. The of cer was able to re-enter his vehicle, where he requested backup. Of cers with both WCSO and BCSO responded to the scene to assist the of cer. Bay County SWAT responded, as well as Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen. Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock was able to reach Lo in by telephone and during a 15-minute conversation attempted to convince her to relinquish her weapon to authorities, according to the release. Lo in was adamant that any attempt by law enforcement to come near her home would result in her ring on both of cers and subsequently herself, according to the sheriffs of ce report. Haddock was able to convince Lo in to accept a phone call from McKeithen, who was on scene at the time. McKeithen spoke to her for about an hour. During this time, she remained armed on the porch of her residence, according to the report. After this conversation, Bay County SWAT team red a non-lethal round that struck Lo in and knocked her to the ground. She was able to recover and pointed her weapon in the direction of the SWAT team members. Of cers with Bay County SWAT then red at Lo in, according to the release. Lo in was then taken via Air Heart to Bay Medical in Panama City. By CHRIS OLWELL 747-5079 | @PCNHchriso firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY The last of four local men charged last year in connection to a marijuana distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Thursday after a federal court judge found he was not a leader in the organization. The 190-month sentence Charles Armstrong of Vernon received was longer than any of his local codefendants have received, despite a nding by Judge Richard Smoak that he was a go-between rather than the supervisor Assistant U.S. Attorney Gayle Littleton tried to cast him as. Armstrong was arrested in February after federal, state and local law enforcement of cials raided a Vernon property owned by Joseph Jeter and seized more than a ton of marijuana designated for distribution locally and in central Florida. Jeter, Rufus Curington and James Moore, who resided locally, also were arrested and charged along with several other men from central Florida and McAllen, Texas. The investigation that led to the arrests involved aerial surveillance and federal agents across the county, and resulted in the seizure of more than three tons of marijuana, more than $600,000 cash and dozens of rearms in separate raids. Littleton called special agent Wilford Abner, the agent in charge of the local investigation for Homeland Security Investigations, to testify that Armstrong coordinated marijuana sales, received greater proceeds than other defendants and recruited Jeter to allow his property to be used for of oading shipments of marijuana from Texas and loading shipments of cash destined for Texas. Under cross-examination from Armstrongs attorney, Barbara Sanders, Abner testi ed that some of his testimony was based on statements by Jeter and Curington, and some of it had not been independently corroborated. Armstrong accepted responsibility for his involvement in the conspiracy, which Sanders said he did due to nancial troubles, but he denied a leadership role. They got me characterized as a leader, Armstrong told Smoak during his brief remarks prior to his sentencing. Ive never been one. Sanders painted a picture of Armstrong as a disabled grandfather struggling in his role as the sole provider for his family. According to Sanders, Curington, who cooperated with investigators and testi ed against codefendants in Texas and was sentenced to 180 months, was the real leader who escaped more severe punishment because of knowledge of the federal court system and the bene ts of cooperation. Curington had served time in federal prison before and had also cooperated with the government, but he and Armstrong were partners with different responsibilities, Littleton said. Abner also said the marijuana belonged to Jaime Sandoval, who was prosecuted in Texas. Sandoval said he dealt equally with Curington and Armstrong, but that he thought Curington was in charge. I got tied up in a bad situation with a bunch of bad people, Armstrong said. Jeter has been sentenced to ve years in prison, and Moore has a sentencing hearing scheduled for Jan. 16. From Staff Reports CHIPLEY A Chipley woman died following a nearly head-on collision on Falling Waters Road Sunday evening. Anna Marie Chamberlin Odom, 39, of Chipley was pronounced dead on the scene by Washington County EMS after her 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass collided with a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Dwight Birge, 59, of Chipley. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Odom was traveling northbound on Falling Waters Road and as she approached a hilltop about 1.5 miles south of County Road 77A her vehicle traveled into the southbound lane, where her car collided with the pickup in an offset collision but almost head on. According to the report, Odom was not wearing her seatbelt. Birge was wearing his seatbelt, and he was uninjured. The Oldsmobile came to rest facing west in the northbound lanes and the Ford came to rest facing east in the southbound lanes. Charges and alcohol test results are pending, according to the report. Arrest REPORT Holmes County Marriages and Divorces December 26 December 28, 2012 Divorces There were no divorces for the week of December 26 December 28, 2012. Marriages James Clarin Gregory Jr., 1-22-1990, of Bonifay and Ashley June Ross, 3-28-1990, of Bonifay. MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES Woman wounded in standoff dies 10 days later Vernon man sentenced to 15 years in connection with drug distribution ring Chipley woman dies in nearly head-on collision CHARLES ARMSTRONG
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COPYRIGHT NOTICE: T he entire contents of the Holmes County Times-Advertiser are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of Halifax Media Group. Nicole P. Bare eld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. OPINION www.bonifaynow.com A Page 4 Section When I wrote about cane syrup making last week, little did I dream that someone would be ringing my doorbell the next day after the article was published with a quart of new pure cane syrup. Debbie, from the Henry Leavins salvage business on south Highway 79 was at the door with a jar of the sweet treat. I wasted no time in opening a can of butterme-nots, and we tasted the product made in my home community. Of course the canned biscuits cant hold a light to the kind my mama, my grandma and my mother-in-law used to make. What happened? Did they change the formula for self-rising our or what? I can make decent biscuits, but have never been able to duplicate the ones they made by mounding up our in a shallow bowl or pan, adding a wad of hog lard, working it into the our with ngers then adding just the right amount of buttermilk or clabber and working that in with the ngers to yield enough biscuits to ll the old black baker. That was a daily chore at our house and most homes in our community as there was no such thing as cold cereal for most of us. The same is true of neighbors where I occasionally spent the night. I can picture Verdie Hewett and Aunt Willie Mae Wells making their biscuits the same way. When our children were young, Betty Segers made biscuits every morning, and those that were left over she sliced open and buttered while they warm. My children have fond memories of eating Bettys buttered jelly biscuits as a snack when they played (frequently) at the Segers home. My husband has memories of poking a hole in his mamas left-over biscuits, lling it with syrup, and eating it on the run for an after-school snack. I dont remember eating left-over biscuits for an after-school snack. Ours were often carried to school for a lunch. But my most memorable after-school snack was coming home when it was freezing cold and Mama would have the wood kitchen stove going and had make syrup cake, not to be confused with spice cake although spices could be added. I havent made it in years but I looked up an old fashioned syrup cake recipe and this looks about like I recall. (From the time I was about 12, I was the bakery chef in the Wells household.) cup butter. (we would have used hog lard) 2 cups cane syrup, one egg (two would be better) 1 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoons baking soda (stir into syrup) 2 cups our, 1 tsp vanilla. Work lard into dry ingredients. Stir in egg, syrup, vanilla and buttermilk. Bake in a greased and oured 9x-13 inch pan for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve hot with homemade butter. My great-grandmother, Lucinda Speigner Wells Leavins lived between our home and Brackin School. Sometimes she would have made syrup cake, and we children would race to her house to see who would be the ones to carry in some rewood for the replace and the wood stove for her and her husband, whom we called Uncle Joe. Since Uncle Alex Wells children, us, the Harley and Nix Nelson children all walked together, she would not have enough syrup cake to go around. They were in their 80s, nearly blind and our parents thought their cooking might not be very sanitary, but we didnt mind. I want to thank Henry Leavins for my cane syrup. (Dont know if he is related to our Uncle Joe, but he is the youngest son of the late Richard and Kate Leavins who raised their 12 children on the place where Henry now has his auto salvage off Highway 79 south of Bonifay) He has cane syrup available for sale. Call him at 547-4068. Son Hiram also gave us some cane syrup from Terry Trammell who makes homemade syrup at his Hi-Tek Redneck Farm LLC at 1888 Highway 2, Westville. His phone number is 956-2208. Paul Messer on Rice Machine Road, Bonifay, also has a family cane grinding operation. His phone number is 547-9180. As I am writing this article, neighbor T.E. Segers brings me a small jar of cane syrup made by Larry Moore from cane grown by his uncle, James Moore. Cane grinding is alive and well in our area. Even though they cook with propane gas now instead of litard knots or old fence posts for fuel, the product is the same. On Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, the mantle of county judge of Madison County, Fla., passed to Madison Lawyer, Bailey Browning. He was elected to the post upon the voluntary retirement of Judge Wetzel Blair, who won the position on Sept. 6, 1976. Also, on that same date, a similar happening was taking place in Jackson County, Fla., when Judge Woodrow W. Hatcher stepped down as county judge, yielding the post to Marianna lawyer Wade Mercer, who was elected without opposition upon Judge Hatchers announced retirement plans. Each of the above judges entered their respective of ces in early January 1977 after being elected in the earlier September 1976 primary. Both have reached a full 36 years of services, surviving some token political opposition along the way and successfully complying with all mandates required for continuing education in the face of what appeared to be a concerted effort to eliminate all non-attorneys from serving as a judge at any level in the state. In 1973, Article Six of the Florida Constitution, which governs the judiciary in the state, received a massive overhaul. From a maze of court functions in the state, ranging from the justice of the peace courts remaining in many jurisdictions to a host of special courts of record in both civil and criminal matters, prevalent in a cross sections of the state, down to the municipal courts, which were common in almost all cities and towns throughout Florida, were reduced to a two-tier trial court, county court and circuit court. This reorganization resulted in large numbers of the Justice of the Peace judges being grandfathered in as county court judges. Also beginning to happen along at this same era was higher court rulings throughout the nation that addressed the issue of non-lawyer judges. Florida Supreme Court Justice James Adkins became the moving force behind an action that would allow all nonlawyer county judges to be trained in the law in a special program to be established at the University of Florida Law School. Justice Adkins explained at the time a case is working its way through the U. S. Supreme that will render some county court judges in Florida ineffective if something is not done to preserve their authority. Resulting from this action, a voluntary program, which began in the summer of 1974 under which all lay, county judges were provided with books and materials and were paid money for travel and other expenses during their period trips to Gainesville for instruction and testing. After some resistance on the part of some judges to participate in the program, the objection was soon overcome for the most part, remembers James Pierce, a law professor who helped decide the courses which the judges would study. He recalled one selling point at the time would be the political advantage for them in taking the courses. Obviously, the political advantage did not work as well as anticipated, as a total of eleven additional non-attorney judges were added to the rolls with the 1976 elections. This resulted in those enrolled in the school being allowed to complete the courses although some had been defeated. It also brought about a streamlining of the required courses, including a drastic reduction in the time required to complete them. Also, the actions of the Florida Legislature in 1978 brought an end to any nonattorney being allowed to seek the position of a judge in the state. Those in of ce were grandfathered in to their position as long as they were not defeated at the polls or removed for cause by any other action. All judges who completed the courses as outlined above, were issued certi cates declaring them to be law trained judges, thus meeting the criteria for hearing cases that they would otherwise be unable to hear as higher court rulings barred their authority to handle. In 1978, there were 31 non-lawyer county judges, out of a total 198 total, still sitting as judges in 29 of the states 67 counties. Their former employment ranged from farmers, teachers, feed salesmen, ex-deputy sheriff, exlawyer and at lease three former state probation and parole of cers. Their numbers continued to decline with the passing of each successive election during the ensuing 36 years. Judge Woodrow W. Hatcher, born March 26, 1943, a native of Jackson County, holds a BS degree in criminology and an MS degree in counseling from Florida State University. He had work experience with the Florida Probation and Parole Commission and The Youth Service Division of the state. He has served a number of terms in positions of leadership in the Conference of County Court Judges during his long tenure in of ce. His three sons and one daughter have grown to adulthood, married and produced him a host of grandchildren to enjoy in retirement. Judge Hugh Wetzel Blair, born June 14, 1948, is a native of Madison County and a graduate of Florida State University with a BS degree in criminology. Judge Blair successfully completed the certi cation program for non-lawyer judges at the University of Florida Law School in 1979. He was farming at the time of his 1976 election thirty six years ago. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two daughters. Elise is a practicing attorney in Perry, Fla., and the second one is Caroline. An era has passed in the Florida Judiciary History with the retirement of Judges Woodrow W. Hatcher and Hugh Wetzel Blair. As a fellow judge in the fraternity of non-lawyer judges elected in 1976, it was my privilege to serve and to attend the law training offered to the newly elected judges, which now seems so long ago. My congratulations are extended to the newly retired judges with the hope that they will nd the same satisfaction of their retired status as one Perry Wells has been able to enjoy for the past 20 years. See you all next week. JUDGE HUGH WETZEL BLAIR PERRYS PRATTLE Perry Wells HAPPY CORNER Hazel Wells Tison Prattler recalls history of county judges Hot biscuits, cane syrup and other winter treats JUDGE WOODROW W. HATCHER HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY? 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. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Local Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A5 Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Special to the Times-Advertiser GAINESVILLE Learn how large fungi can grow and what types eat insects at the Florida Museum of Natu ral Historys rst Science Cafe of the spring series Jan. 15. The event from 6:30-8 p.m. at Chef Brothers Cus tom Catering, 5240 NW 34th St., (across from the YMCA), includes a limited menu for participants. Guest speaker Matthew E. Smith, assistant professor with the Univer sity of Florida department of plant pathology will discuss Fungus Among Us: Know ing the Diversity and Ecol ogy of Fungi. In general, people know very little about fungi, Smith said. Fungi consti tute a big chunk of diversity on the planet. There are es timated to be more than 5 million species. This is the second year of the program in which com munity members and guest speakers gather at local es tablishments or the muse um to discuss contemporary science issues over food. To help plan for these free programs, please RSVP at least one week in advance of the caf date with your name and the number attending by emailing aerickson@mnh. u.edu or calling Amanda Harvey, 352-273-2062. The museum is at 3215 Hull Road just east of South west 34th Street in the Uni versity of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, including directions and parking, visit www.mnh.u.edu or call 352-846-2000. by CHRI S OLWELL 747-5079 | @pcnhCOlwell firstname.lastname@example.org Police have ruled out foul play in the death of a woman whose body was discovered Sunday in a wooded area off 15th Street. The body of Ramona L. Ennis, 42, was found dead in a wooded area in the 400 block of E. 15th Street around 11 a.m. The Medical Examiners Ofce conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death to be natural causes. Anyone with informa tion about the incident should contact the Panama City Police Department at 850-872-3112 or report a tip anonymously to CrimeStop pers at 850-785-TIPS. Special to Times-Advertiser GRACEVILLE Jerry West, a line worker at the cooper atives Graceville ofce was named West Florida Elec tric Employee of the Year in mid-December. West was chosen to receive this award by his co-workers because he best exemplies the fol lowing traits: personality, punctuality, safety habits, team work, exibility and outstanding performance on the job. West, a lifelong resident of Holmes and Jackson Counties, has been em ployed at the co-op for thir ty-two years. He started his career in the right-of-way department and worked his way up to becoming a lineman. West and his wife, Louise, have been married for forty-three years and have two children a son, Kenny and daughter, Sandy. The couple enjoys spend ing lots of time with their family, including their two grandchildren, Micah, 6 and Taylor, 13. When hes not working, West enjoys hunt ing and shing and is an avid outdoorsman. I feel very honored to have been chosen Em ployee of the Year by my coworkers, said West. 2012 marked the creation of the Presidential Service award. This award recipient is chosen by the President and CEO for exemplifying loyal, dedicated, commit ted and sacricial service to West Florida Electric Cooperative and its mem bers. The recipient of this inaugural award was Debra Kamke. Kamke is the Man ager of Personnel and Ben ets and has worked at the cooperative for thirty-eight years. It is a privilege to work here and work with all the employees. This award is just icing on the cake, said Kamke of her honor. Justin Stephens, an employee in the Sneads of ce, was named contract employee of the year for his outstanding job perfor mance. Other employees recognized for outstanding service in their respective district ofces were: James Quattlebaum, Bonifay; Brandie McNeal, Graceville and Tammy Young, Sneads. Many others were rec ognized for their years of service to the cooperative and perfect attendance, in cluding President & CEO, Bill Rimes who celebrated his fteenth anniversary with the co-op this year. WFEC board member, Joe Rone was recognized for ten years of service on the board of trustees, while El lis Nichols and Charles Hol man were recognized for fteen years of service. A.C Miles was also recognized for twenty years of service to the members of WFEC.By R ANDA L S E Y LER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com CHIPLEY Sheriff Bobby Haddock was thankful Monday during the swear ing in ceremony held for him and other sworn Wash ington County Sheriffs Of ce deputies. The sheriff said he was thankful not only to be reelected to ofce, but thank ful for his friends, family, staff, and above all, he was thankful for his parents, Clifton and Shelby Had dock, and the way he was raised to believe in God. God, family, church and job, those are my priori ties, Haddock said. I feel we have been truly blessed in our department, and I be lieve that if you take these priorities to heart, then you will have a blessed, fruitful life and career. A seventh-generation Washington County resi dent, Sheriff Haddock has spent over 34 years in law enforcement in the state of Florida. The sheriff said that he prays daily for guid ance, and that he felt the Lord had blessed the sheriffs ofce and helped it through troubled times and the tough economy. I am thankful I have not had to tell one person yet to go home, because you no longer have a job. Had dock said he felt it was with Gods help that the depart ment and his leadership were successful. The Bible, on which Haddock took his oath of ofce, was given to him by his parents just four days before he began his law en forcement career in 1978, and he said the book is best self-help manual ever written. Thank you, mom and dad, for teaching me the value of this book and for your prayers and encour agement over the years, he said. Thank you for in stilling in me the values of God. Haddock joked that as the child of a pastor, he had a drug problem We were drug to church every Sunday morning and ev ery Sunday evening, and most Wednesdays. He noted that of his fathers 15 siblings, three of the eight boys became ministers. He also thanked his wife Laura for her bound less support during his ca reer. Thank you for your love, encouragement and commitment. Haddock said that with out the commitment and dedication of the Washing ton County Sheriffs Ofce employees and ofcers, he could not do his job. I consider being a pub lic servant a great honor and I do not take it lightly, Haddock said. And I would ask the citizens of Washing ton County to pray for our elected county, state and federal ofcials for guid ance in all they do. P H OTO S S PECIAL T HE TI M ES -AD VER T ISER Debra Kamke was presented with the inaugural Presidential Award by President and CEO Bill Rimes. West Florida Electric names Employee of the Year Justin Stephens, from left, was selected as the WFEC contract employee of the year. Tammy Young, Brandie McNeal and James Quattlebaum were recognized for outstanding service in the district ofces this year. Ty Peel, Vice President Engineering and Operations, from left, Jerry West; Louise West and WFEC President and CEO, Bill Rimes present West with his plaque honoring him as Employee of the Year. A N D RE W P JO HNS O N | Halifax Media Group Police investigate a body found in the woods near 15th street on Sunday Body found in woods identied Museum sponsors Science Caf P H OTO S B Y R AN D AL S EYLER | Times-Advertiser Washington County Judge Colby Peel, left, swears in Sheriff Bobby Haddock while Laura Haddock holds the Bible on Monday at the Washington County Agricultural Center.Haddock expresses thanks, faithSwearing In ceremony held at W ashington County Ag Center Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock swears in his deputies at the swearing in ceremony held at the agricultural center in Chipley on Monday.
OUTDOORS Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Page 6 www.bonifaynow.com | www.chipleypaper.com Send your Outdoors news to firstname.lastname@example.org A Section HOT TUBS FOR FISH By FRANK SARGEANT email@example.com The king sh go to Key West when it gets cold. Smart sh. But for those species not designed to migrate, a few nny spas around the Panhandle have to sufce when the weather turns colder in January and February. One of the best known is the Warren Bayou Power Plant, aka the Steam Plant, where water is sucked in from North Bay, used in the generating process and then discharged some 20 degrees warmer into a 10,000-foot-long canal that feeds into Warren Bayou and West Bay. Cold-sensitive species hone in on this warm out ow just like humans gathering around a replace on a chilly day. Thus, on a frosty morning when the Steam Plant water earns its name, its not uncommon to catch sea trout, red sh, jack crevalle, lady sh, sheepshead, pompano, black drum, sharks and rays in the warm out ow, along with even the rare tarpon. The sh are there strictly because of the warm water; its not a good feeding area, and if it were all the available food soon would be gobbled up by the assembled shmob. So they are hungry, and that often makes them easy to catch. So easy, in fact, that a few years back the FWC designated the area all catch-and-release from November through February annually. Although the canal stretches some 2 miles through the atlands, only the west quarter-mile is accessible to boats; a dike with drain culverts block navigation. However, the warm out ow affects most of Warren Bayou, and sh sometimes can be found up to a half-mile away from the mouth of the canal, feeding in tendrils of the warm water; a water temperature gauge on your sonar can be a huge help here in tracking the warm spots where sh are likely to gather. Though deeper water often is the attraction the sand bars on the edges sometimes attract sh on sunny afternoons as they come up to soak up some UV rays both trout and reds do this at times. When they do, staying well back and pitching a live shrimp or small killi sh or pin sh to the bars can do the job. For general shnding a DOA Shrimp in the 4-inch size, a Tsunami Split-Tail Minnow, also 4-inch, or any standard Cockahoe Minnow plastic tail on a quarter-ounce jig will do the job. Big difference is that it winter, the retrieve must be even slower, barely crawling with the DOA, and with very short twitches with the swimbaits and jigs. Adding a tiny tag of fresh cut shrimp to the jig hook will greatly increase the number of bites. Because the live baits and lures are light weight, best delivery system is a spinning rig loaded with 10-pound-test braid. Add 18 inches of 20-pound-test uorocarbon to decrease visibility and also to avoid some of the tangles that result from working arti cials on braid. (A doubled-line double Uni-knot is the best non-slip line to leader connection Ive found, retaining very close to 100 percent of the line strength.) Warren Bayou is not dif cult to nd thanks to the tall smokestacks; its a couple miles northeast of Marker 1 on the ICW headed toward Choctawhatchee Bay out of West Bay. Just motor northward until you can look directly up the bayou at the smokestacks, then turn right and follow them to the canal. This area has plenty of shallow, unmarked bars; a shallow draft boat and a sharp eye are a must. The navigable water tends to be along the south side in most areas; youll want to idle in, both for the safety of your prop and to avoid spooking sh or disturbing other anglers. In fact, the best strategy, when youre learning this area or any other for that matter is to ease along on the trolling motor and re a jig ahead of the boat at any likely-looking channel, dark hole, oyster bar, marsh edge or anything else where sh might gather. When you get that rst bite, ease over the anchor or the PowerPole and go to work on them. Its also possible to sh the canal above the dike from shore. Access is via C.R. 2300, which turns southwest off Highway 77 just north of Southport. A series of dirt roads provide canal access west and south of 2300. If you walk the banks, dont ignore the water right next to shore; ease along and fan cast from the very edge out to the center, then ease up a bit more and repeat; the sh school tightly and where you hit one you may hit a dozen. Of course, they all have to be released. And dont put it past the FWC to put an of cer out there with a shing rod and a Stren shirt instead of his uniform, just to make sure everybody plays by the rules. A few get cited in this area every year for keeping sh; if you cant stand to let em go, sh elsewhere. Because the sh are closely concentrated, the out ow can be a good area to try a bit of yshing if youre so inclined. An 8-weight rig and a Clouser minnow in size 1 or so, gold, chartreuse or white, will usually fool a bit of everything thats hanging around the shy spa. If youd like a bit of guidance on this, Captain James Pic and a few other guides run y as well as conventional trips to the area in winter; www.jp2 sh.com Other winter hotspots According to the pros at Half Hitch Tackle, there are plenty of other areas to connect in winter outside the no-take waters of Warren Bayou. Basically, anywhere you can nd a dredged canal or a prop-hole next to a dock can be a refuge when the bay water is chilly. The dark water and minimal water movement in the canals makes them warmer than the open bay, and reds, trout and sheepshead all prowl these areas throughout the winter. One good tactic for exploring a canal is to put the troller on medium speed and hang a couple of shad-tail swimmer jigs out the back of the boat. Tow them just far enough back that they dont catch bottom, at a little less than walking speed. Eventually, theyll drag past a trout or a red, and once again there are likely to be lots of them where theres a single at this time of year. Once you get on sh, drop anchor and break out the shrimp, pinsh or cut bait or Berkley GULP! crabs if youre a semi-purist. Sheepshead are more cold-tolerant than most Panhandle inshore sh, and will bite pretty much throughout the winter if you can nd them. They love oystery, rocky holes in canals and creeks, and also hang under docks where theres 4 feet of water or more. Every bridge is also a sheepshead target. The tactic is fairly straight-forward; tie to the piling, use a spud or hoe to chip barnacles off the concrete and create a chum line, and then sink a piece of fresh-cut shrimp down on a 1/0 extrastrong live bait hook. (Some guys prefer long shank hooks because big sheepshead will engulf a short shank and clip the leader with the sharp, sheep-like teeth that give the species their name.) Theres a bit of an art to hooking sheepshead. Best to sh them with braided line, which gives you a better feel for whats happening below, with a uoro leader added as indicated above. When you feel the rst tap, the sheepshead has nipped at your bait. When you feel the second, hes stolen it; the trick is to develop a sense for when your bait seems to get heavy and set the hook then, before the sh can spit the hook. For more shing info from Half-Hitch, visit their website at www.halfhitch.com One more species that doesnt much mind cold weather is the blue sh. However, nding baitsh that will attract the blue sh can be dif cult in winter; keep an eye out for gulls, either diving or sitting on the water. And, where lots of blues are feeding, you may smell a faint shy smell as they chop up the baits; at times, they actually create an oil slick; work upwind when you catch this scent and youll probably locate them. Tossing a small chrome spoon or white jig does the job for blues. Most Panhandle blues are relatively small, a foot to 14 inches, but occasionally a jumbo of ve pounds or so latches on. Blues in all sizes are experts at biting ngers and will actively try to do so; keep your hands well clear of their jaws and use long-nose pliers to unhook them. Theyre fair eating if the red line is removed along with the skin you probably wont want to freeze them for later consumption, though. Frank Sargeant is editor of The Fishing Wire. For a free on-line subscription delivered to your mailbox ve days a week, visit www.the shingwire.com Panhandle blue crab trap closure ordered through Jan. 15 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Recreational and commercial blue crab harvesters in certain areas of the Panhandle no longer can have their blue crab traps in the water as of Jan. 5, the rst day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. The January trap closure includes state waters from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line. Waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay are not included in this closure. Traps can be placed back in the water Jan. 15. Until then, blue crabs can be harvested with other gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps. Harvesters also may use standard blue crab traps during the closure if the traps are attached to a dock or other private property. Lost and abandoned traps are a problem in the blue crab shery, because they can continue to trap crabs and sh when left in the water. The closure is one of three regional, 10-day blue crab trap closures that will occur in 2013 on the Gulf coast of Florida. Coastal waters from Broward through Pasco counties will close to traps July 10-19, and waters from Hernando through Wakulla counties, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, will close to traps July 20-29. There are six regional closures total: three in even-numbered years on the east coast and three in odd-numbered years on the west coast. More information regarding the FWCs trap retrieval program, blue crab trap closure dates, regulations and cleanup events is available online at MyFWC.com/Fishing For information, call the FWCs trap retrieval coordinator, Kyle Miller, at 487-0554. BLUE CRAB TRAP CLOSURES PHOTOS BY FRANK SARGEANT | Special to The News Herald Barnacle-encrusted docks make an excellent winter sheepshead refuge. Many anglers scrape the pilings to create a chumline and lure the sh in to their shrimp or crab baits. At right, sheepshead are a prime winter target because theyre less cold sensitive than reds and trout. They are found throughout Panhandle inshore waters in winter.
www.dogwoodlakesgc.com DOGW D LAKES Golf Club 850-547-GOLF 800-545-0322 1934 C O UNTRY C L UB DR. BO NI F AY, FL $ 23 37 +tax (includes cart) Over-seeded greens, tees and fairways Call for tee times. $ 23 37 37 For the BEST DEAL Around Come and Play in Bonifay From Staff Reports There was scant surprise that state champion Bratt Northview led the way on the Class 1A all-state football team released this week. The Chiefs had 10 overall selections, eight of them rstor secondteam choices and two honorable mention picks. Raising eyebrows in the region, 19 players represented nine area schools. Leading the way with three selections each were Bozeman, Holmes County, Chipley and Liberty County. Blountstown and Graceville each had two and Port St. Joe, Cottondale and Franklin County one apiece. Bozeman, which won a school record eight games, was paced by rstteam linebacker Chandler Burkett. Quarterback Jacob Martinez was named to the second-team offense and place-kicker Jordan Burns made second team. All are seniors. Liberty County had a pair of rstteamers, offensive lineman Jesse Williams and Alex Marlowe, an all-purpose back chosen for the utility position on defense. Michael Robinson made the second-team defense at cornerback. For Chipley, punter Fletcher Dilmore was named to the rst-team defense, and running back Kobe McCrary was second team as well as offensive lineman Cole Western. Holmes County was represented by Kodi Russ, second team as utility on defense, and honorable mention choices Jacky Miles at quarterback and Ty Russ at wide receiver. Blountstown landed rst-team linebacker Javakiel Brigham and honorable mention quarterback Hunter Jordan, both underclassmen, and Graceville had honorable mention choices Rasheed Campbell at running back and Jared Padgett at defensive back. Cottondale senior linebacker Elijahaun Jackson made the rst-team defense. For Port St. Joe, running back Jarkice Davis was honorable mention, as was Dwayne Griggs for Franklin County. By BRAD MILNER 747-5065 | @PCNHBradMilner firstname.lastname@example.org Tommy Longs life ended while preparing to do the Lords work and he will be remembered for a legacy stretching beyond the basketball court. The former Mosley boys basketball coach died of a heart attack near Mobile, Ala., Dec. 23 prior to a service at Smithtown Baptist Church where he served as pastor. He was 59. Long graduated from Pensacola High School and attended Gadsden State Junior College and the University of West Florida while participating in basketball. He joined the Marines upon college graduation in 1974 and spent nine years in the military. His 24-year coaching career took him to Bay High School as an assistant and he was head coach at Wewahitchka and Mosley, the latter from 2003-07. Long recently was coach at Citronelle, a school north of Mobile. He was named the Mobile County Coach of the year in 2007-08, his rst season at the school, and had guided the Wildcats to a 5-3 record this season with his nal game two days before his death. Long was remembered as a coach with a kind spirit and strict rules, and a mentor who ensured his players were prepared not only for basketball, but for what awaited outside the gymnasium. He held basketball players to a higher standard, even higher than those set by the school in terms of grades, said Jamey Holsombake, who played under Long at Mosley. We had mandatory study halls and he made it known that if you didnt have the grades you didnt play. Holsombake said Long was a good teacher and was approachable. There wasnt a problem out of reach or any time of day he wouldnt be available to listen, Holsombake said. I liked Coach Long a lot, he was a very good coach and a very good man, Holsombake said. He was a good Christian man, wed always pray before and after games. It was Longs dedication to his faith that brought him to Smithtown Baptist. He was the churchs pastor for several years, utilizing his teachings he gathered from a masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after leaving the military in 1983. Long used his seminary education to instill positive traits in his players. He also gave back while helping the less privileged, and aided his players in any fashion. He was someone who always strived to teach his basketball teams more than just skills on the court, said Jenny Long, one of his three children. He was a man who was good to everyone he came in contact with. Everyone was impacted by him. He tried to put more into their lives, to teach them about integrity and character. Longtime friend Lee Anderson, also a former basketball coach, said Long reaf rmed his commitment to the church. He really helped me strengthen my faith, we talked a lot about life and he was a great friend, Anderson said. He was always concerned with how his kids were doing in school, he enforced the rules and always meant what he said. Anderson will be a pallbearer at Longs funeral. He also will speak brie y about his friend who he stayed in touch with for more than 10 years. Anderson said Long spoke glowingly about his new team and was excited for what the rest of the season would bring. Visitation will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. and funeral services at 12:30 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola. Burial will take place shortly after the service at Barrancas National Cemetery. Citronelle Principal Richard Dickson plans to take the team to the funeral. By RICK HEAD The Alma Times The opportunity to return home and be closer to family was too much to turn down for Bobby Johns. Johns, who turned around the football fortunes at Bacon County (Ala.) High School, has turned in his letter of resignation after accepting the head coaching job at Vernon High School in Vernon. His rst of cial day was to be Jan. 1, but that has been delayed until after the Bacon County athletic banquet on Jan. 17. I did not go looking for any job, Johns said. But this one became available and it was a chance to get closer to family and friends. Blountstown, which is where Ive coached before and where we (family) call home, is about 35 miles away. Thats where my son goes to school and where hes graduating from. Lastly, my wife and I left a lot of retirement years on the table in Florida when I accepted the Bacon County job. Ive only got 11 years left in Florida for retirement and Ill have to coach until Im about 65 in Georgia to get my retirement. While the pay scale in the Sunshine State is not on par with Georgia, the added bonus of an administration position does help close the gap, Johns said. The Washington County School Board will have to approve the hiring of Johns on Jan. 14, but once that happens, Johns is expected to take over as athletic director at VHS on Dec. 22, said Vernon High Principal Brian Riviere on Monday. Were excited to have him, I think he will generate a lot of magnetism and attraction for our program, Riviere said. The district had 49 applicants for the head coaching job, and about 200 people contacted Riviere expressing interest in becoming the head Yellow Jacket. Of those, nine had Florida certi cation, and the committee narrowed it down to three applicants. Riviere said Johns was chosen for his experience in small school districts and his record of turning around programs. I can tell you it was not about money, said Johns. With the administration position being an added bonus, that helps. Florida does not pay like Georgia does. In the end it came down to family and retirement. Johns, who has built winners at every stop in his coaching odyssey, is taking over a program at Vernon High School that is coming off a 1-9 season that ended with eight consecutive losses. When I was at Blountstown, they (Yellow Jackets) were our biggest playoff rival, said Johns. Its a small single-A school with numbers very similar to what we have here (BCHS). They have had some success in the past so theres some tradition there. During his two-year tenure here in Alma, Johns posted a 13-9 record and back-to-back state playoff appearances in Class A and Class AA. The 7-4 and 6-5 marks over the last two years were the rst consecutive winning ledgers since 1987 and 1988. Over 62 years, Bacon County has had 21 coaches (R.T. Johnson coached the nal two games of the 1959 season going 1-0-1) and only two have left the program with winning records John Deloach (24-17; 1977-80) and Johns (tied for seventh in wins). Johns is also one of ve coaches to depart after just two years. I am leaving here with nothing but positive things to remember, the coach said. I think the program is in better shape now than when I took over and thats because a lot of things fell into place. Washington County News Editor Randal Seyler contributed to this report. Vernon welcomes new football coach SPORTS www.bonifaynow.com Wednesday, January 9, 2013 A Page 7 Section BOBBY JOHNS Former Mosley coach Long dies CHIPLEY JV BASKETBALL TEAM Area players represented on all-state team We had mandatory study halls and he made it known that if you didnt have the grades you didnt play. Jamey Holsombake, former Mosley student The Chipley Junior Varsity Tigers tackled the Niceville Eagles on Thursday in Chipley, but the JV Tigers were bested 53-45 by their opponents. The Varsity Eagles beat the Varsity Tigers 68-55. PHOTOS BY RANDAL SEYLER
By VALERIE GARMAN 747-5076 | @valeriegarman email@example.com PANAMA CITY BEACH January is here and so are the snowbirds. Every winter like clockwork, they y in to Panama City Beach to escape the northern winter, and with the start of the busiest snowbird months, the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is working with area organizations to make sure there is never a dull moment for winter visitors. For the rst time this year, the CVB has partnered with Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) to provide a series of free enrichment classes for winter visitors. Weve been interested in providing, particularly with our winter guests, educational opportunities here at the college, said GCSC continuing education coordinator Jim Barr. What we attempted to do was to offer classes that had a relation to the beach area. The rst of 10 three-hour classes of the year, Drawing Seashells will kick off Jan. 15 at the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. Other classes will teach visitors to sh, paint and cook a gourmet meal. GCSC has worked with the CVB before in providing Learning Adventures at the Beach classes in the spring, but this year marks the rst series of winter enrichment classes. The basic difference is were putting more emphasis on offering classes that have a direct relation to the beach, Barr said. And, of course, these classes are free. The classes are being funded by the Bay County Tourist Development Council, with GCSC providing the course instructors. Barr said the idea stemmed from a joint interest between TDC Director Dan Rowe and GCSC President Jim Kerley, who has a goal to strengthen the colleges presence on the beach. The Panama City Beach Library is also partnering with GCSC to host a series of computer classes as a part of the winter enrichment program. The classes will cover how to create a Facebook page, use email and the Internet and also teach basic computer and new technology skills. Were really excited about partnering with Gulf Coast State College for these computer classes, said branch manager Frank Walker. That could be a big boon for both us and them. Library of cials are working to nalize the full snowbird calendar for the season, something Walker said will be lled with plenty of educational and entertaining activities. Walker said the library already has seen a spike in traf c this month with the in ux of snowbirds. The librarys busiest months are January and February, with an average of 11,000 visitors. The rest of the year, patronage averages 7,000 to 8,000 per month. Were serving over 400 people per day, and were glad to have them, Walker said. We typically average about 290 to 300 per day, so thats about 100 more. The Panama City Beach Visitor Information Center also has been staying busy. CVB visitor service manager Barrie Ainslie said the information center welcomed more than 300 snowbirds last Wednesday after being closed on New Years Day. Ainslie said the CVB is trying to focus on growing its signature snowbird event, the Winter Resident Senior Prom, to be held Feb. 7 at Edgewater Beach Resort. Tickets for the event are $5 and will go on sale Jan. 14. Last year, the 500 event tickets sold out, so this year Ainslie said they have upped the count to 700. The event will feature a Mardi Gras theme with live music, food and the crowning of prom king and queen. With the event one month away, Ainslie said they are in need of nominations for this years king and queen, which can be made at www.visitpanamamcitybeach.com. The CVB will continue with its second Winter Resident Appreciation Day of the season from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the PCB Visitor Information Center. At the event, snowbirds can enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts and visit with representatives from local businesses. The rst Winter Resident Appreciation Day was held Dec. 21, with about 300 snowbirds in attendance. Ainslie said the events in January and February are bigger and typically see crowds of 500 or more. In addition to Fridays event, the CVB also will host Winter Resident Appreciation Days on Jan. 25 and Feb. 15. The Panama City Beach Senior Center also has a full calendar of art classes, exercise classes, games and snowbird dances set for the season. We have more people here and we do have a lot more of our fundraising activities going on now, said membership coordinator Ramona Sewell. (Traf c) probably doubles up in the winter time; anywhere from October through March we have twice as many people here. J.D. OWENS INC. Carpet & Ceramic Outlet YOUR HOMETOWN LOW PRICE! CARPET, CERAMIC, PORCELAIN, VINYL, NAFCO, LAMINATE, HARDWOOD & AREA RUGS Weve Got It At The Price You Want! 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B ONIFAY Offering Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy Occupational Physical Speech N URS IN G & REH AB CE N TER Choosing the road to Recovery 24-hour Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Gym Admissions 7 Days a Week By TONY SIMMONS 747-5080 | @PCTonyS firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY BEACH Start your new year off by expanding your horizons. The Bay County Audubon Society will present its 44th annual Travel and Adventure Film Series beginning Thursday at Arnold High School. The movies are presented by their cinematographers, who appear on stage and personally narrate the lms, as well as participate in discussions with the audience. Door prizes will be awarded at each showing. Tickets are available at the door; cost is $6 per lm or $20 for a season pass. Admission is free for students age 18 and younger. Each lm is shown starting at 7 p.m. (see dates below). The proceeds from ticket sales are used for our many and varied activities including education programs in our Bay County public schools, to promote wildlife protection and rehabilitation, conservation education and land preservation, said Richard Ingram, publicity chairman for the Society. The lms include: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo (Jan. 10); Americas Natural Wonders (Jan. 17); and The Real World of Fiji (Feb. 14) ABOUT BAY AUDUBON Founded in 1962, the Bay County Audubon Society has been operating as a non-pro t since 1975. Members have been involved in activities ranging from assessment of local bird populations to taking action on local conservation and environmental issues. We are involved in all areas of environmental concern and conservation efforts, Ingram said. We try very hard to be in on the planning aspects rather than spend our time objecting to the way things are done. WANT TO GO? Where: Arnold High School Fine Arts Center, 550 Alf Coleman Road, Panama City Beach When: All shows at 7 p.m.; Jan. 10: In the Footsteps of Marco Polo; Jan. 17: Americas Natural Wonders; Jan. 31: Barbados: Island in the Sun; Feb. 14: The Real World of Fiji Details: BayCounty Audubon.org or 871-1736 Film series brings travel, adventure to area Full calendar planned for annual snowbird visitors Local A8 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Washington, Holmes at a glance INDEX Society ................................. B2 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classi eds ............................ B6 Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, JANUARY 9 2013 B PAGE 1 Section Holmes County Council on Aging Fish Fry BONIFAY The Holmes County Council on Aging is in need of a gas stove in order to continue serving our seniors. We have decided to have a Fish Fry to raise money for this cause on Jan. 18. The plates will include sh, coleslaw, baked beans, hushpuppies and cake. If there is anyway that you can help is, please contact Rachel Locke at 5479289 or Carol Ricks at 526-3577. We will also accept donations of food or money. If you would like to send a monetary donation, please mail it to Emerald Coast Hospice, Attn: Carol Ricks, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446. Library seeks ebook testers CHIPLEY The Washington County Public Library is looking for a few tech-savvy people to test the librarys new e-book service. Blio is an app-based eBook service from Baker & Taylor. Be the rst to access some of the newest eBooks out and help the library develop a better user experience. To participate, you must have your library cars, your four digit PIN, and a willingness to try new technology. For more information, call Renae at 638-1314 or email requests@wcpl .com. Writers Group seeking members CHIPLEY The Writers Group welcomes anybody that writes stories, poems, whatever, or would like to start writing. We read our work to the group and get feedback and enjoy each others stories. Please come see what we are all about, we would love to have you. We meet at the Chipley library at 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month (excluding holidays). For more information, contact Audrey Payne, 676-4359, jpayne1@ panhandle.rr.com. EXTRA Rapid Response Team training involves 252 of cers for 18 prisons By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com BONIFAY Long before the mist of the of the early morning hours could be touched by the suns light, the Florida Department of Corrections Rapid Response Team (RRT) began their annual training exercise at the Holmes County Fairgrounds in Bonifay on Friday, Nov. 16. Rapid Response Teams are the Florida Department of Corrections rst responders to disturbances on prison grounds such as ghts, riots, etc. RRT members also train eight hours each month in addition to this exercise. Their activities began at 6:20 a.m. with 18 prisons representing Region I, which covers Pensacola to Perry and a small portion of Region II. Their training included a physical tness competition, platoon and squad formations, riot/baton techniques and munitions. This is an annual event that gives our squad the chance to test their skills and show what theyve been working on all year, Regional Director Ricky Dixon said. Dixon said that these exercises are important because it challenges the teams and helps develop a network. It creates scenarios where theyd have to work together to complement each other in various prison events or problems they might face, Dixon said. These squads are basically made up of teams from all over the region, and each team has a 14-man squad, which operate in pods. Pods can be two to four teams working together, because its good for them to work together, to know each other. Dixon said this also is an opportunity for them to compete with each other, showcase their talents and inspire them to stay motivated. These exercises are crucial in our mission to provide ongoing inmate, staff and public safety, Deputy Secretary Mike Crews said. Here, staff learns to work closely together and strengthen their sense of team. Scott Duvall Colonel at the North West Florida Reception Center said hes been involved in the event for most of his career, which is going on 19 years. North West Florida Reception Center sees this as an opportunity to evaluate the training thats being done and gives us the opportunity to evaluate their pro ciency in operating as a team, which is a big part of why we do the training, Duvall said. It allows leadership at the Tallahassee level and at the regional level to know a couple of things: No. 1, the team quality training and No. 2, that theyre meeting the level of pro ciency that is needed make sure that at any time theyre called upon in a time of need that the staff is trained and get the desired results. Most importantly their functional primary goal is the safety and protection of our staff, protection of the inmates and protection of states populous. He said it also is considered a competitive event. As we all know any time you can hold some competitive events it certainly gets our membership excited and keeps them motivated through out the year, Duvall said. This years exercise had 18 RRT squads with 14 members in each squad, totaling 252 of cers participating in all. Duvall explained that the event provides advanced training to RRT members, which prepare them for a real situation if called upon and it allows the Institutional, Regional and Central Of ce leadership team to evaluate the pro ciency and the quality of training that is being provided to the RRTs. Communities really bene t from this exercise, as of cers and staff who participate enhance their skills and procedures used in possible crisis situations at their local facility and are prepared to handle any event that may have an impact on public safety, Duvall said. To view more photos of the event visit our Facebook page at Washington County News/Holmes County Advertiser. PROTECTION FIRST PHOTOS BY CECILIA SPEARS | Extra
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 B2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Extra To learn how you can support our communitys university, contact Mary Beth Lovingood at (850) 770-2108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PANAMA CITY THE CAMPAIGN FOR OUR COMMUNITYS UNIVERSITY Endowment for Tomorrows Jobs $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL 2084406 Enter Starting January 27th www.nwfdail y news.com BENEFITTING Makaley Boswell, right, and Lauren Davis, were named 2012-13 Young Miss and Miss Western Star during the Western Star Pageant, held on Sept. 29 in Bonifay. SPECIAL TO E XTRA Special to ExtraCHIPLEY Chipley native Cornelius Andrews has won the Karaoke World Championship USA. Karaoke World Cham pionships USA hosted the national competition Nov. 3 at Cincinnati Airport Hilton with more than 30 contestants from across the country. The female national champion is No elle Braun of West Bend, Wis., and the male cham pion is Cornelius Drew Andrews of San Antonio. The competition be gan at 6:30 p.m. and after 7 hours of competitive ka raoke and huge entertain ment, the new champions were crowned. The last round was a one song sing off with the top ve males and top ve females to de termine the top male and top female to represent USA in the Karaoke World Championships in Finland. The top ve females were Jessica Monds of Ohio, Joy Young of Virginia, Kallie Smith of Illinois, Mo nique Rosario Goff of Texas, and Noelle Braun of Wis consin. The top ve males were Andrew Albrinck of Ohio, Chris Sanford of Il linois, Cornelius Drew Andrews of Texas, Frank Skeeter Silva of Califor nia and Quinn Bayola of Illi nois. Wendell Payne, presi dent of KWCUSA, said, Each year the competition grows and the talent con tinues to amaze me. Every one of these singers had great talent and deserved to be on the stage in this competition. Drew and Noelle head ed to Finland for the Dec. 1 competition. Andrews won third place. Andrews is a 1984 gradu ate of Chipley High School. He is the son Tommie and Jeanetta Andrews. Special to ExtraLAKE CITY This year, First Federal Bank of Florida employees donated $30,500 to local commu nity agencies through First Federals employee contri bution program, First Fed eral Way. In Bonifay, First Federal employees raised more than $1,500 for the Bonifay Fire Departments Toy for Tots program. The $30,500 donation facilitated a match of the same amount by First Federal for of more than $61,400 contributed to com munity agencies. Through First Federal Way, employ ees elect to contribute a portion of their paycheck to one or more participat ing non-prot agencies. At the end of each year, First Federal matches the total contribution and awards it to the selected agencies. First Federal employ ees choose to contribute to agencies that have touched their lives and the lives around them and are proud to be a part of First Fed erals commitment to the community. At a recent check pre sentation, Keith Leibfried, president and CEO of First Federal, expressed grati tude to the different agen cies for all the dedicated services they provide to our community. I am also grateful to the First Federal employees who generously shared their hard earned income and to First Federals Board of Directors for au thorizing a match of our employees, Leibfried said. Most importantly, I am grateful to the loyalty of our customers who enable us to be such a good commu nity partner. First Federal Bank is proud of our generous, compassionate employees, Leibfried said. Our em ployees continued to give back to their communities this year, despite a weak economy. Special to ExtraCHIPLEY The Washington County Sheriffs Ofce is launching a county wide campaign to educate citizens and promote the benets of the Silver Alert Program, according to a news release from the sheriffs ofce. The Silver Alert is a plan to aid local law enforcement in the rescue and re covery of a missing senior who is afict ed with an irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties. For a Silver Alert to be issued, the senior citizen must be over 60 years old, have a clear indica tion of dementia and be driving. The Silver Alert provides a coordi nated response between local and state law enforcement to quickly and effec tively broadcast important information to the community, including dynamic message signs posted along major roadways. The Silver Alert is vital to protecting a very fragile and vulnerable population in Florida, and it may help prevent a tragedy. More than 4 million Floridians are aged 60 or older, and more than 500,000 of them have some sort of dementia. Local and state law enforcement, along with the Florida Silver Alert Support Committee, urges residents to look after friends and family with dementia, and to stay alert for Silver Alert signs along the roadways. If a senior citizen with cogni tive impairment goes missing, make sure to contact the Washington County Sheriffs Ofce with the make, model, year, and color of the car, along with the tag number and tag state. For more information about Flori das Silver Alert, please visit www.fdle. state..us or call the Elder Helpline at 800-963-5337. SPECIAL TO EXTRA First Federal Way agency representatives and First Federal employees donated to Bonifays Toys for Tots. First Federal Bank donates to Bonifays Toys for Tots YOUNG MISS AND MISS WESTERN STARSheriffs O fce offers Silver A lert P rogram Area native places third in Karaoke World Championships in Finland
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Extra Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B3 CRESAPTOWN, Md. (AP) Hazard Wilsons new cellmate is a hairy bundle of energy whose playful zeal cant be contained by steel doors: a ve-monthold golden retriever. Yard ley is one of three canines assigned since September to inmates at a maximumsecurity prison in western Maryland for training as service dogs for disabled military veterans. The number of pro grams nationwide using inmates to train service dogs is growing, but the program at Western Cor rectional Institute might be the rst to use incar cerated veterans to train dogs for other veterans. Professional trainers say prison-raised dogs tend to do better than those raised traditionally in foster homes, because puppies respond well to consistency and rigid schedules. Thats just what they get in prison. Its not all work and no play. I just love to see him be a puppy, said Wilson, 53, serving a life sen tence for rst-degree murder. Were putting them through some very stringent training 90 percent of their time is training so it gives me great joy just see them romp and roll around and be puppies. The dogs were provid ed by Americas VetDogs of Smithtown, N.Y. Theyre spending 14 months at the prison for training in obedience and tasks like working light switches and retrieving objects. Trainer Kathy Levick comes in once a week for two hours of instruction. Otherwise, the inmates model prisoners housed in a tier of cells reserved for the most trusted inmates work with the dogs con stantly. The animals sleep in cages inside the 6-by-9foot cells and accompany the inmates to meals and activities. As soon as the trainer gave us the green light, I took him to church, said John Barba of his pup, Dill. I just put the rug down, told him to sit, lay down, and that was it. And he stayed there the whole Mass. Barba, 62, was inter viewed at the prison in No vember. He was released Dec. 17 after serving 33 years for murder. Each prison puppy is assigned both a trainer and an al ternate, so Dills training wasnt interrupted. The dogs spend their weekends at nearby pri vate homes to experi ence life on the outside things such as shop ping malls, trafc lights and ordinary household chaos. The prison, tucked into the Appalachian Moun tains about 140 miles west of Baltimore, was the rst to receive dogs under the Maryland program. Since then, six have arrived at Eastern Correctional In stitution on the Eastern Shore, and four at the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hager stown, Division of Correc tion spokeswoman Erin Julius said. More than 120 inmates at the three prisons have applied to participate, although some havent yet cleared a selection process that bans known gang members and any one with a record of child or animal abuse. The number of prison puppy programs is grow ing, said Corey Hudson, president of the North American chapter of As sistance Dogs Interna tional, a group that estab lishes and promotes train ing standards. He esti mated that 30 of ADIs ap proximately 90 U.S. mem bers have such programs. They include 13 run by Hudsons nonprot orga nization, Canine Compan ions for Independence, at institutions ranging from the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe, Ohio, to the militarys Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Lewis, Wash. Hudson said prisonraised dogs graduate at a slightly higher level than those reared in tra ditional settings. A Tufts University study of 397 assistance dogs that en tered training between 1999 and 2004 found that those raised in prisons needed less polishing and succeeded at a higher rate: 76 percent versus 61 percent for home-raised dogs. I would say the more prison programs we can have, the better, Hudson said. When theyre in the prison, thats their major focus, 16 to 18 hours a day. AP Inmate John Barba works with Dill, a veteran assistance dog in training, at Western Correctional Institution in Cresaptown, Md. Inmates train dogs for veterans Humans and animals often have similar health problems. One example of this is Congenital Heart Disease. Congenital Heart Disease refers to a problem the animal is born with. There are multiple types of Congenital Heart Disease: valve malformations or dysplasia, valve narrowing or stenosis, abnormal openings between the heart chambers or septal defects, and patent ductusarteriosus. Patent ductusarteriousus (PDA) is the most common among dogs, said Dr. Ashley Saunders, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). There are a number of diseases that your dog can be born with, patent ductusarteriosus is the most common in dogs, she said. PDA is caused when the ductusarteriosus, an arterial connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery, doesnt close properly after birth, Saunders said. This results in blood being pumped back through the artery instead of through the rest of the body. Saunders added that different breeds such as German shepherds, miniature poodles, cocker spaniels, Pomeranians, collies and Shetland sheepdogs are more susceptible to the disorder. Female dogs are also predisposed to the disorder. Most dogs with PDA have a heart murmur that the veterinarian will hear upon routine checkup. Most veterinarians will hear a heart murmur when the dog is taken in for a routine vaccination or first exam, Saunders said. After hearing the heart murmur, an X-ray is done to evaluate the heart size and possibly fluid build-up in the lungs. A cardiologist would get an ultrasound or echocardiogram of the dogs heart to examine the blood flow through the ductusarteriosus. Based on the symptoms and the murmur, we will do tests to determine which congenital disease the dog has, Saunders said. A lot of times, we will have to do a heart ultrasound to make a definitive diagnosis. Generally, surgery is the treatment for dogs with PDA. The Small Animal Hospital at the CVM is known for fixing PDA with minimally invasive surgery, Saunders said. If the animal has surgery, their prognosis is great with a greater than90 percent survival percentage. If undiagnosed and untreated, PDA can lead to heart failure. Since PDA leads to heart failure, 60 percent of dogs die when PDA is untreated. Signs of heart failure are difficulty breathing, coughing, and exercise intolerance. Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at http:// vetmed.tamu.edu/pet-talk. Suggestions for future topics may be directed to email@example.com. Matters of the heart: Congenital heart disease PET T ALK Dr. Ashley Saunders added that different breeds such as German shepherds, miniature poodles, cocker spaniels, Pomeranians, collies and Shetland sheepdogs are more susceptible to patent ductusareriousus.
FAITH B Section www.bonifaynow.com | www.chipleypaper.com By DR. JAMES L. SNYDER It was just before New Years, and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were relaxing after a busy week of toil and labor. Not paying much attention to my surroundings, I had immersed myself in a favorite book. As far as I am concerned, nothing compares to a favorite book when you are trying to relax and unwind. I turned the page and happened to notice on the other side of the room my wife was all a twitchy. I have seen this behavior before, and I knew she was anxious to say something. I pretended not to notice. Finally, it was as if she exploded. I cant wait for the New Year. Arent you excited? I answered in the af rmative to try to keep the conversation as minimal as possible. No, I mean arent you really excited about the New Year? I knew if I was going to get back to my book I would have to let her say what was on her mind. According to her, the approaching New Year was going to be spectacular. Everything old, she explained to me, would be new again. We have been in this New Year for a couple of weeks now, and I will not contradict my wife, at least aloud, but this New Year looks suspiciously like the Old Year. I am not quite sure what she thought would be different this year, but to me it is just the old year run through again. And, that is good with me. I am not one of these persons that needs the latest ash in the pan. I quite prefer the tried and true. It was about two weeks after the New Year and my wife said, Ill be back in an hour or two, Im going shopping. It did not dawn on me at the time but about 10 minutes later, it did. The reason my wife was so excited about the New Year was that she was going to go out and buy some new clothes. After all, according to her calculations, the New Year deserves new clothing. I smiled as I thought about her going to the store trying on dresses, seeking one that would t her both in size and in fancy. As for me, I am quite comfortable in my old clothes. They t me just ne, thank you. Women have to look ne all the time. Men, on the other hand are not that particular about what they wear. I can wear the same shirt for days on end and feel just as comfortable as the rst day I put it on. My clothing does not make me feel any younger. I go along with the saying that says you are only as old as you feel. Of course, I do have some of those Methuselah moments. Everything old was once new and if new last very long it ends up being old. Therefore, whatever is old was once new and whatever is new will one day be old. This is where most people make their mistake. They fail to see the relationship between old and new. For example, as much as our culture pretends to be youth oriented, it does everything to get old while looking young. I often have this conversation with my wife. I am not old, I am just getting older and my plans are to get older and older and older. The great object in life is to get as old as you possibly can while looking and feeling new. Nothing to me is sillier than a 40 year old trying to act 20. The mind may say 20, but the body really knows it is 40. If people would put the money they spend to look young in a 401(k) their golden years would truly be golden. How much money is spent each year on plastic surgery? What I want to know is, who in the world do they think they are fooling? Their mirror? Right after the New Years celebration, I got up one morning feeling terri c. There was a bounce in my step, a giggle on my tongue; I was feeling like I was 20 something. I had not felt this good since I cannot remember how long. Then it happened. No matter how good you might feel some day, there is always something or someone who can undermine that and put you in your proper place. My mistake was going into the bathroom. There in the bathroom for all the world to see, especially me is this ghastly object called a mirror. When I looked into the mirror, I was shocked to see I was not alone. I thought I had come into the bathroom by myself but there in the mirror was this old guy I hardly recognized. My rst reaction was to ask him to leave the bathroom and then I noticed something. That person in the mirror was me! All of those exhilarating feelings dissipated as reality grabbed hold of my soul and soundly shook me. In my Bible reading that morning, I read what the apostle Paul said. And be renewed in the spirit of your minds; and that she put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:2324 KJV). Only God, in His wisdom, can create in me something that is truly new. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att. net. His web site is www. jamessnyderministries. com. And be renewed in the spirit of your minds; and that she put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness Ephesians 4:23-24 KJV But when the holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be lled with power, and you will be my witnesses... Place your message 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 Place your message here for only $8.00 per week. Bear Wrongs Patiently th spiritual work of mercy is to bear wrongs patiently. Bearing wrongs patiently does not, how ever, mean being a doormat for others to walk on. It simply means that, regardless of the wrongs which we suffer, we should bear them all patiently. For ex ample, if you have had something stolen from your unlocked car, this virtue requires that you treat this with patience and equanimity, but not that you con tinue to keep your car unlocked. It is more about the attitude that you have concerning the wrong done to you. We might take a lesson from the ancient stoics, who counseled that every event has two handles, as it were, one by which it can be borne and one by which it is unbearable. Remember that everything here is temporary and that liars, thieves, and even murderers really have no power over our immortal souls. Finally, consider the example of Jesus in his last days. Faced with false charges and inhuman torture and suffering, he prayed for his accusers and tormentors. We should show patience by praying for those who wrong us, realizing that they are the ones who have truly been harmed by their misdeeds. BROWN FUNERAL HOME 1068 Main Street, Chipley 638-4010 Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser This Message Courtesy of For one is approved if, mind ful of God, he endures pain while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it, if when you do wrong and are beaten for it you take it patiently? But if when you do right and suffer for it you take it patiently, you have Gods approval. R.S.V. 1 Peter 2:19-21 Jehovahs Witness Assembly Focuses on the Conscience Large delegations of Jehovahs Witnesses and Bible students from Bonifay, Chipley and the four-county area will attend a special Christian assembly at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City on Saturday, Jan 12. In order to accommodate the more that 2,000 expect Witnesses, visitors, and families, the same program will also be held on Jan 13, according to William Adams, Circuit Overseer. He said all sessions are open to the public, giving serious attention to how one can utilize their conscience properly. Some questions that will be answered are: What is hazardous to the conscience? How can we train our conscience? And the blessing that can come to those who follow their Bible-based conscience. Adams explained that the program would include Bible lectures, interviews, panel discussions, and symposiums. Both sessions will begin at 9:40 a.m. All sears at the Christian gathering are free, and no collections are taken. For more information call Scott Hatton at 2173032 or Richard Wintz at 547-4497. The Kingsmen In Concert BONIFAY Gospel recording artists The Kingsmen will be at Mount Zion Independent Baptist Church at 10 a.m., on Sunday morning, Jan. 13. This is a free concert with love offering only. The Kingsmen have received many awards over the years, and Back to Grace is currently number three on the gospel singing charts. Lunch will be provided immediately following the morning service. The church is located at 3205 Highway 2, Bonifay (Esto community). For directions to the church, you can call 373-8416 or 7680843. Everyone is invited to attend the service and stay for lunch. Faith EVENTS So, this is what new looks like Do gays need a church of their own anymore? Associated Press On that Sunday in 1968 when Troy Perry borrowed a ministers robe and started a church for gays in his living room, the world was a very different place. Perrys Metropolitan Community Churches was then a lone spiritual refuge for openly gay Christians, an idea so far from the mainstream that the founders were often chased from places where they tried to worship. Four decades later, some of the most historically important American denominations, which had routinely expelled gays and lesbians, are welcoming them instead. MCC now has a presence in dozens of U.S. states as well as overseas, reporting a total membership of more than 240 congregations and ministries. But as acceptance of same-sex relationships grows gay and lesbian clergy in many Protestant traditions no longer have to hide their partners or lose their careers, and Christians can often worship openly with their same-gender spouses in the mainline Protestant churches where they were raised the fellowship is at a crossroads. Is a gay-centered Christian church needed anymore? There are many more options than there used to be, said the Rev. Nancy Wilson, moderator, or leader, of the Metropolitan Community Churches. But there is not a mass exodus. The denomination has never been gays-only. But for a long time, straight allies were scarce. The founding congregation, MCC of Los Angeles, opened a year before the Stonewall riots in New York. Few people had ever heard the argument that the Bible sanctioned samegender relationships and no one of any in uence in the religious world was saying it. MCC congregations became targets of arson, violence, pickets and, in at least one case, a vice squad. Al Smithson, a founder in 1969 of the fellowships San Diego church, said his pastor would point to Orange Countys famous Crystal Cathedral and joke that he was praying for a bulletproof version. The church today is a bit more diverse. MCC pastors say they see a growing number of straight friends and relatives of gays and lesbians among their new congregants, along with heterosexual parents who want their children raised in a gay-af rming environment. While some MCC congregations havent changed much over the decades, Wilson said, many are emphasizing a broad social justice agenda including serving the homeless and poor. We dont have a rainbow ag on our website, nor do we have it on our building, said the Rev. Dan Koeshall, senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego, which draws about 220 people for Sunday services. It wasnt a decision that caused any controversy or split. Its just been moving in that direction. We know that our target audience is the LGBT community. But were also attracting people who are saying, Yes, I stand in solidarity with you and I want to be part of this. Its remarkable the denomination has endured at all. Metropolitan Community Churches brings together many different Christian traditions under one banner that often struggle to stay friendly in the outside world. Perry, now 72 and retired, is a Pentecostal who started preaching when he was just a teenager in rural Florida. The Rev. Mona West, the fellowships director of clergy training, graduated from the agship seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention. But a large number of MCC clergy train in liberal Protestant seminaries. The common denominator is a belief that Christians can be in a same-sex relationship and still be faithful to Scripture. You can go from one MCC to another and have a radically different avor, depending on the region, the clergy and congregants, said Scott Thumma, a Hartford Seminary sociologist and co-editor of the book Gay Religion. The fellowship expanded relatively quickly from its humble beginnings. Within months of founding the rst congregation in Los Angeles, Perry started receiving letters and visits from people hoping to establish MCC churches in other cities. Two years later, new congregations had formed as far away as Florida. Within ve years, the church had spread overseas. Then, the 1980s arrived and with it, the AIDS crisis. Metropolitan Community Churches plowed its resources ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Dec. 2 photo, the Rev. Pat Bumgardner, standing, leads the Sunday worship service at Metropolitan Community Church of New York. Since 1968, Metropolitan Community Churches have been a spiritual refuge for openly gay Christians. MCC now has more than 240 congregations in the U.S. and overseas. 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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Extra Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B5 Mrs. Ottice Grant Yates, 89, of Westville, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1923, in Westville, to the late William Grant and Eighty Ann Colvin Grant. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Yates was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert F. Yates; eight brothers; two sisters; sons-in-law, Bobby Legear and Johnnie Griggs, and great-grandchild, Chandler Adams. Mrs. Yates is survived by three sons, J.B. Yates and wife, Tessie, of Westville, Glen Yates of Freeport and Terry Yates and wife, Pat, of Westville; four daughters, Eleanor Legear of Westville, Donna Griggs of Ponce de Leon, Carolyn Pugh and husband, Donnie, of Bonifay and Vinita Yon and husband, Joel, of Chipley; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Otter Creek United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Mashburn and the Rev. Ron Alderman of ciating. Interment followed in the Otter Creek Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Family received friends from 57 p.m., Tuesday at Peel Funeral Home. Ottice G. Yates Royal D. Watts Jr., 91, died Dec. 17, 2012, at Grace Rehabilitation Center of Vero Beach. He was born in Memphis, Tenn., and lived in Vero Beach, coming from Orange City. He retired after a long career as an engineer for Dow Chemical Co. He was an Army veteran serving in WWII. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his sister, Camille, and his parents Myrtis Langston Watts and Royal D. Watts. A private burial was held in Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley. Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach. A guestbook is available at www.lowtherfuneralhome. com. Royal D. Watts Jr. Bobby Everett, age 76, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Bobby was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Chipley, to the late Whit and Mittie (Tharp) Everett. Mr. Everett was a resident of Chipley for the past 33 years, coming from Anchorage, Alaska. He is a member of the Amvets, V.F.W. and the American Legion and work for BP as an Air Freight Packer. Bobby is preceded in death by his two sons, James Edward Everett and Richard Thomas Everett. Survivors include, his wife, Daisy Everett of Fountain; two daughters; Sheila Gilbert and husband Richard of Augusta, Ga. and Helen Lewis Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Videll Park of Lynn Haven, Ann Long of Panama City, Marilyn Carter of Chipley, and four grandchildren. Family received friends for visitation Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home Main Street Chapel. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m., in the Fountain City Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Prosser of ciating with Brown Funeral Home directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh. net. Bobby Everett Mrs. Joann Ruby Lee Dingle, 68, a native of Bonifay, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Doctors Memorial Hospital, Bonifay. She attended the public school in Bonifay and was a graduate of Roulhac High School and afterward graduated from the New Hampshire College, New Haven, Conn. with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a former employee of the New Haven Board of Education System. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of New Bethel A.M.E. Church in Bonifay. Survivors include a daughter, Regina Wicks (Warren), New Haven, Conn.; mother, Mary King; sister, Rosalie McClain; brother, Ben King Jr. all of Bonifay; four grandchildren and many nieces nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Funeral service was conducted at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012, at New Bethel A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Claretha Smith, the Rev, A.H. Davis and the Rev. R.E. Hudson Of ciating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley in charge of arrangements. The remains lied in repose at the church one hour prior to service. The Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directed. Joann R. Dingle Mr. Thomas Jefferson Anderson, 73, of Bonifay, died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Born Sunday, April 16, 1939, in Vernon, he was the son of the late James Anderson and the late Vivian Mainer Anderson. Surviving are sons, Dale Roberts and wife, Linda, of Bonifay and T. J. Anderson of Bonifay; daughter, Cherie Anderson of Bonifay; brothers, Joe Anderson of Ponce de Leon and Norman Anderson of Bonifay; sisters, Dorcas Williamson of Andalusia, Ala., Virginia Hewett of Bonifay, Paula Spivey Locke of Bonifay and Becky Anderson of Bonifay, and six grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at St. Johns Cemetery located at St. Johns Road Bonifay, with the Rev. Ryan Helms of ciating. Interment followed in St. Johns Cemetery, Bonifay, With Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel. Thomas J. Anderson Charles E. Chuck Yates, Col., USMC, Ret.,78, of Chipley, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at his home. Chuck was born April 27, 1934, in Chipley to the late William Edward and Eva Elvie (Gainey) Yates. He had returned to Chipley after serving 30 years with the U.S. Marine Corp. A member of the First Baptist Church in Chipley, he was also very active in civic and community affairs. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl Nelson and a brother, Bill Yates. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Becky Yates of Chipley; three sons, Steve Yates and wife, Lisa, of Chipley, Todd Yates of Leander, Texas and Mark Yates and wife, Alison, of Lynn Haven; one sister, Edwina Showers of Chipley; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Michael Orr of ciating. The family received friends one hour prior to services at the church. Interment followed in Wachob Forest Lawn Cemetery in Chipley with military honors at graveside. The family suggests those wishing to do so, make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh. net. Charles E. Yates Geraldean Ward, 76, of Westville, died Dec. 26, 2012. Funeral services were held on Dec. 29, 2012, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Westville Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing. Geraldean Ward Jolene Bly Ammons of Bonifay died Dec. 20, 2012. Funeral services were held on Dec. 23, 2012. Interment followed at Old Mt. Zion Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing. Jolene B. Ammons Obituaries Library hours Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed Washington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Vernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations 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 of ce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. TUESDAY 8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. 11 a.m. Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6380093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Writers Group meets the second Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets rst Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A FRIDAY 6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 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 reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at LaurdenDavis Art Gallery call 703-0347 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. COMMUNITY CALENDAR 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. 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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 B6 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Extra B6 | Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser Wednesday, January 9, 2013 AIRLINES ARE HIRING -Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you dont have the room, We Do Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldozers, Excavators. Local Job Placement Asst. VA Benefits Approved. 2 National Certifications. (866) 362-6497 1-5208 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000042 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HAYWARD W. DAVIS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an order rescheduling Foreclosure sale dated December 20, 2012, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000042 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Christina G. Johnson, Hayward W. Davis, Holmes County, Florida, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on at the front door of the Holmes County Courthouse, Holmes County, Florida at on the 24 day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 6, 7, 8 AND 9, BLOCK N, IN NOMA, FLORIDA, LOCATED IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 7 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3473 E. WHITE ST., BONIFAY, FL 32425-3521. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Holmes County, Florida this 20 day of December, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida By: Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser January 2, 9, 2013. 1-5209 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 12-41-CA FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF HARTFORD Plaintiff, vs. JESSIE A. BARNES CYNTHIA L. BARNES & THE STATE OF FLORIDA, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that I, CODY TAYLOR, clerk of the above-titled court, will on January 31, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as is practicable, and in any event before 1200 P.M., at the HOLMES COUNTY COURTHOUSE offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described real property situate in Holmes County, Florida: Begin at the SE corner of the NE of SE of Section 7, T6N, R15W, Holmes County, Florida, and run N along the section line 1,900.0 feet, more or less, to the Southerly Right-of-Way line of Hwy 2, Being 50.0 feet from centerline; thence run Southeasterly along said R.O.W. line 232.0 feet; thence depart said R.O.W. line and run S 1,875.00 feet, more or less, to the S line of the NE of SE ; thence run E along said line 232.0 feet, more or less, to the P.O. B. LESS AND EXCEPT: A parcel of land described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of the SE of NE and running thence N 575 feet to the R.O.W. of State Road 2 (Hog and Hominy Highway) for a P.O. B. and thence W along said R.O.W., 180.0 feet; thence S 242 feet; thence E 180 feet; thence due N 242 feet to the P.O.B., all in Section 7, T6N, R15W, Holmes County, Florida. pursuant to the summary final judgment of foreclosure entered in a case pending in that court, the style of which is described above At the time of sale, the successful high bidder shall post with the clerk a deposit equal to 5% of the final bid or $1,000, whichever is less. The balance of the final bid shall be paid to the clerk within 24 hours after the sale. The successful high bid shall be exclusive of the clerks registry fee and documentary stamps on the certificate of title. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this court on January 2, 2013. Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser January 9, 16, 2013. 1-5201 NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That GAYLE S. EVANS, 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. 751 Year of Issuance May 26, 2010. Description of Property: Parcel No. 1816.00-000-000-011.000 Section 16, Township 04 North, Range 17 West. Beginning at the N.E. corner of the SE of NE of Section 16, Township 4 North, Range 17 West and running West along forty line 165.75 feet for Point of Beginning, thence continue S 88 degrees 30 minutes W along forty line 514.75 feet; thence S 1 degree 15 minutes E 681 feet, thence N 88 degrees 30 minutes E 514.75 feet, thence N 1 degree 15 minutes W 681 feet to the Point of Beginning. PR-OR 388/828 And being further described as Beginning at the N.E. corner of the SE of NE of Section 16,Township 4 North, Range 17 West and running West along Forty line 165.75 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue S 88 degrees 30 minutes West along Forty line 514.75 feet; thence S 1 degree 15 minutes East 681 feet; thence N 88 degrees 30 minutes E 514.75 feet; thence N 1 degree 15 minutes West 681 feet to the Point of Beginning. Name in which assessed: Aaron R. Kroggel, Trustee. 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 22nd day of January, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 14th day of DECEMBER, 2012. Signature: Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Holmes County, Florida. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013. 1-5202 NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That Gayle S. Evans, 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. 700 Year of Issuance May 26, 2010. Description of Property: Parcel No. 1722.00-001-000-012.000 SEC: 22 TWN: 05 RNG: 17 Lots 11, 12, & 13 of Hickory Hills an unrecorded subdv better des in OR 218/260 OR 253/593 OR 253/596 And being further described as: Lots 11, 12, and 13 of Hickory Hills, an unrecorded Subdivision in Sections 15 and 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, Holmes County, Florida, being more particularly described as : Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, thence run S 89 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds W for 667.94 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence run S 00 degrees 41 minutes 10 seconds W for 609.47 feet to a point on the arc of a cul de sac, having as its elements a radius of 50.00 feet, a delta angle of 53 degrees 35 minutes 19 seconds, and an arc of 46.76 feet; thence run Southwesterly along said arc an arc distance of 46.76 feet; thence departing said cul de sac run Westerly along the North line of a proposed 60 foot wide right-of-way N 89 degrees 46 minutes 15 seconds W (bearing base) for 172.16 feet; thence run N 00 degrees 39 minutes 58 seconds E for 627.63 feet, thence run N 89 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds E for 212.65 feet to the Point of Beginning; containing 3.05 acres, more or less. All lying in and being a part of the NE of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, Holmes County, Florida. Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, thence run S 89 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds W for 880.58 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence run S 00 degrees 39 minutes 58 seconds W for 627.63 feet to a point on the Northern most right-of-way of a proposed 60 foot wide road right-of-way; thence run Westerly along said right-of-way line N 89 degrees 46 minutes 15 seconds W (bearing base) for 212.40 feet; thence run N 00 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds E for 625.79 feet; thence run N 89 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds E for 212.65 feet to the Point of Beginning; containing 3.06 acres, more or less. All lying in and being a part of the NE of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, Holmes County, Florida Commence at the Northeast corner of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, thence run S 89 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds West 1093.23 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence run S 00 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds W for 625.79 feet to a point on the North right-of-way of a proposed 60 foot wide road right-of-way; thence Westerly along said right-of-way run N 89 degrees 46 minutes 15 seconds W (bearing base) for 212.40 feet to a point on the East right-of-way of a proposed 60 foot wide road right-of-way; thence along said East right-of-way run N 00 degrees 37 minutes 32 seconds E for 623.96 feet; thence departing said right-of-way run N 89 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds E for 212.65 feet to the Point of Beginning; containing 3.05 acres, more or less. All lying in and into ministries for the sick, dying and grieving. The fellowship lost several thousand members and clergy to the virus, and the business of starting new churches slowed. As a result, Wilson and others say the denomination missed out on crucial period for potential growth. But the church has also lost some congregations, including its biggest, to other denominations. The Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, a megachurch with about 4,200 members, split off around 2003, and eventually joined the United Church of Christ. Cathedral and MCC ofcials say the break resulted from disagreements between local church members and local leaders, not a rejection of MCCs mission. The Cathedral maintains its focus on reaching out to gays, lesbians and transgender people. Still, the United Church of Christ, which has more than 5,000 congregations and roots in colonial New England, can offer much that the MCC cannot, including more resources, greater prominence and a broader reach. In some communities, local churches are afliating with both the Metropolitan Community Churches and United Church of Christ. But at least one other MCC congregation broke away in recent years: The Columbia, S.C., church became the Garden of Grace United Church of Christ. It makes us more than a one-issue church, the Rev. Andy Sidden, the churchs pastor, told The State newspaper of Columbia, in a 2006 interview. Like many other churches coping with a weak economy, the MCC has cut or restructured staff jobs in the last ve years and reduced the annual payment congregations pay the national ofce, Wilson said. Some smaller MCC churches have closed. Yet, despite the losses, Wilson and others see a continuing role for Metropolitan Community Churches, given the wide range of responses to gays and lesbians in organized religion, even in the more liberal churches that have moved toward accepting samegender relationships. Of the mainline Protestant groups, only the United Church of Christ supports gay marriage outright. The Episcopal Church last month released a provisional prayer service for blessing samesex unions. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have eliminated barriers for gay clergy but allow regional and local church ofcials to decide their own policies. One of the largest mainline groups, the United Methodist Church, with about 7.8 million U.S. members, still bars ordination for people in same-sex relationships, although many individual Methodist churches openly accept gay and lesbian clergy. Theres Come and dont say anything, Come, but we wont marry you, or Come and be fully accepted, said the Rev. Jo Hudson, senior pastor of the Cathedral of Hope. Were always glad when churches welcome gay and lesbian people, but its just a different experience in a church that is historically and predominantly led by heterosexual people. Everyone is going to nd the church where they most t in. Wilson said a large percentage of newer MCC members are from conservative Christian churches teaching that gay and lesbian Christians should try to become heterosexual or remain celibate. Koeshall was a pastor in the Assemblies of God, one of the largest U.S.-based Pentecostal groups, until 1997, when he says, I came out and I got kicked out. New MCC congregations have recently started in Peoria, Ill., and in The Villages retirement community north of Orlando, Fla. (In a recent announcement in local gay media, the Peoria congregation described MCC as a fellowship created for gay and lesbian Christians now known as the human rights church.) Mary Metcalf, 62, a seven-year member of Heartland Metropolitan Community Church in Springeld, Ill., which started the Peoria congregation, said she was a lector and liturgy coordinator at her Roman Catholic parish until some friends brought her to a service. When it came time for communion, when the presider said that the table is open to everyone, I started crying, said Metcalf, on a break from painting Heartland church with other volunteers. I came from the Catholic Church. Im straight, but I just nally had to come to a parting of the ways. I didnt think Jesus kept anyone away from the table. Still, like most denominations, MCC is seeing its strongest growth overseas. In Latin America, the fellowship had seven churches in ve countries a decade ago, and now reports 56 congregations or ministries in 17 countries, according to the Rev. Darlene Garner, director of MCCs emerging ministries. A congregation in Australia for young adults, called Crave, is thriving, Wilson said. Garners ofce is also developing an online church with worship, Bible study and support in several languages. MCC has already conducted its rst virtual baptism on the web, a relatively new practice that is gaining popularity among evangelical churches with online worship. Thumma contends MCC should not be judged by the standards used for other denominations. Only a small percentage of Americans are gay or lesbian, and a limited number want to be active in a Christian church, no matter its outlook. Like other minority groups moving toward mainstream acceptance, some gay Christians are assimilating into bigger denominations while others choose the focus and freedoms MCC provides, Thumma said. MCC still has a clear function, Thumma said. Like an immigrant community, it gives gay Christians a place of their own. CHURCH from page B4 Nook class set CHIPLEY The Washington County Public Library, will be holding Nook Classes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. Classes will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information, call 638-1314. Kindle Class planned CHIPLEY The Washington County Public Library, will be holding a Kindle Class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The Class will be held at the Chipley branch. For more information, call 638-1314. Holmes County Council on Aging sh fry BONIFAY The Holmes County Council on Aging is in need of a gas stove in order to continue serving our seniors. There will be a sh fry to raise money for this cause on Jan. 18. The plates will include sh, coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies and cake. If there is anyway that you can help, please contact Rachel Locke at 547-9289 or Carol Ricks at 5263577. We will also accept donations of food or money. If you would like to send a monetary donation, please mail it to Emerald Coast Hospice, Attn: Carol Ricks, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32446. Holiday Library Hours CHIPLEY All Washington County Public Library branches will be closed on Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. All branches will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Jan 22. Tablet Class slated CHIPLEY The Washington County Public Library, will be holding a Tablet class at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The class will be held at the Chipley Branch. For more information, call 638-1314. Bridal Extravaganza CHIPLEY The 2013 Bridal Extravaganza will be from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 3, at the Washington County Ag. Center in Chipley. This is a free event. For more information, call 638-2898. Community EVENTS
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NEEDS tires, battery & fuel pump $ 2,300 OBO Private OwnerChipley Please leave name & # 850-638-3306 For Sale 1988 Chevy Silverado. $1500, 46in Craftsman mower 19HP $400. For more information call 638-4492 3 Bdrm/1 Bath in Chipley. $600/mo. plus deposit. Call (850)260-5037. 3BR/2BA Doublewide Large patio backporch. Front porch w/roof on .7 acre, 179A, near Geneva line. $650.00/mth, avail Dec. 1st. 547-3746. 3Bdr/1Bath CH&A, fenced yard. 593 4th st., Chipley. No Pets. $500/mo, $200/sec. 1st & last months rent. (850)638-1476 or (850)326-9006. Cottage Style House 3 Bdrm/1 bath, screened porch. No smoking. No pets. $725/mth. Need references. Bonifay area. (850)547-3494 (850) 532-2177 Home For Rent 3BR/ 1.5BA A/C Wausau. $650.00 Rent $650.00 Deposit. No Pets. 638-7601 Houses For Sale/ Owner Financing. 3bd houses & apartments for rent. Furnished affiency apartments for rent. Call Martha 850-547-2531 HUD Approved. 3BR/1BA, CH/A, 1 miles North of Chipley on HWY 273, 10 acres. $700/ mth. Pet friendly. 850-260-5701. Small 2 bedroom home in Chipley, Fl. 1278 Holley Ave. No Pets-firm. (850)547-6665. Small 2BD/1BA out in country near Gap Lake. $400/mth plus security. 850-258-3815 or 850-773-1352 Sunny Hills 3 br 1.5 ba Lndry, gar., pool, good cond., $850 mo + dd Barbara Hindman RltyOwner (850)527-5085 $350/mth 1st, last, and deposit. Call 850-849-3907 for more information Rooms for Rent. Water, sewer, garbage, electric included. In Bonifay. $450/month. (850)296-8073 Bonifays Best Mobile Home Community has 2 or 3 bedrooms available ranging from $435-$625/month. Large lots, quiet, clean and on-site maintenance. Only responsible persons should apply. Great Bonifay Schools. Bonifays ONLY Neighborhood Crime Watch Community. No pets. One month deposit. HUD Assistance may be available. Contact Sue: (850)547-1386 or (512)751-2847. 3 Bdrm/2 Bath Doublewide .4.5 miles from Chipley. Water & sewage included. $650/mo. (850)638-2999 3 Bedrm/2 Bath Double wide trailer. Nice neighborhood, near Bonifay. $450/mo. (850)547-2830 2BR in small park Chipley.Water, garbage, sewer furnished. Rent $400, deposit $250. 3BR/2BA Doublewide on one acre 5 miles east of Walmart, Chipley. Rent $650, deposit $300. 850-260-5626 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-849-6842, 850326-0582, 850-638-7315. 2BR/2BA MH in Chipley WD hookup. CH & A. 1 yr lease. No pets. $475/mth + deposit. 850-763-3320 or 850-774-3034 3BR Doublewide near Chipley. For more info call Lou Corbin @ 638-1911 or 326-0044. Sorry, no pets. Douglas Ferry Rd., Bonifay. Doublewide 2 Bdrm/2 Bath. Huge back porch & carport w/aluminum covering. All brick underpinning. Water, garbage, lawn service furnished. No pets. $595/mo. (850)547-4606. Background check required. Drivers Class A Flatbed. HOME EVERY WEEKEND! Pay 37?/mi, Both ways, FULL BENEFITS, Requires 1 year OTR Flatbed experience. (800)572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, FL MEDICAL CAREERS begin here -Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline.com NURSING CAREERS begin here -Train in months, not years. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Job Placement assistance. Call Centura Institute Orlando (877) 206-6559 TIRED OF LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK? Theres great earning potential as a Professional Truck Driver! The average Professional Truck Driver earns over $700/wk*! 16-Day CDL Training @ NFCC/ Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. CALL TODAY! (866) 467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 Top Pay for Limited Experience! 34 cpm for 1 Mos OTR Exp Plus Benefits, New Equip & 401K (877)258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. 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Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. 2 Bdrm/1 1/2 bath Townhouse Chipley. $595/month. Deposit/references required. No Pets. (850)638-1918. 3 Bdrm/1 bath Farm House near Vernon. CH/A, front & back porch, hardwood floors, includes microwave, deep freezer, washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove. Free lawn care & garbage. No pets. $600/mth $300deposit. (850)535-0368 Help Wanted Afternoon position of 11:30AM-7:30PM available for housekeeping/cooking. Pay starts at $8.50 an hour. Call 850-547-3708. Must have no felony arrest records. PERSONAL /ADMIN ASSISTANT NEEDED;Someone to work in a fast-pace environment. Must be dependable, hard working. Inquiring applicants are to reply.Inquiring applicants should reply to rickcaroljobsoffer@yahoo. com Position: Finance Specialist The City of Chipley is accepting applications for a Finance Specialist. Minimum Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of general laws and procedures regarding municipal finance operations. Considerable knowledge of the organization, function and activities of a municipal government. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Working knowledge of accounting systems. Education and Experience: A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or finance and one year of professional accounting experience, or related training and experience. Experience using spreadsheet, word processing and accounting software preferred. Computer skills necessary. City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). Mail or hand deliver application and/or resume to City Clerk, City of Chipley, 1442 Jackson Ave., P.O. Box 1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. The Chipley Housing Authority of the City of Chipley, Florida is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Administrative Assistant. This position will assist in the operations of an agency of 88 units of Conventional Public Housing. Requirements include a High School Diploma or the equivalent GED with a minimum three years of recent work experience in customer service, social services or with customer/ client case management. The salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of successful candidate. The Authority offers excellent health and retirement benefits. Successful candidate must obtain and maintain a valid Florida drivers license, must be bondable, pass drug screening, criminal and credit check. Submit resume by the close of business on or before Friday, January 25, 2013 to: Chipley Housing Authority Attn: Tara Finch, Executive Director P.O. Box 388 Chipley, Florida 32428 Equal Opportunity Employer The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions: Clerical Assistant, starting hourly rate, $10.00. Custodian starting hourly rate, $8.40 For required qualifications and further details, go to www.washingtonfl.com and click the Employment tab. Applications may be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners office located at 1331 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428. All applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Dept. by 3:00 PM on Jan. 15, 2013. AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769 Driver Daily or Weekly Pay. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. $0.03 Quarterly Bonus. Requires 3 months recent experience. (800) 414-9569 www. driveknight.com 20 sections of chicken house. Great for building pole barn. Can purchase all or ever how many sections wanted. Each section includes trusses, tin, wood. If interested call (850)956-1224. Firewood. Smoking wood, Fat lighter, seasoned or green. Split & delivered $55.00. (850)547-9291 or (850)373-7027. LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, NEW, never used$975. CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes$895. Orig. price $6500 Can Deliver. Bill (813)298-0221. 5 Family Yard Sale Saturday Jan. 12. 7:00 til 2:00. 1/4 mile west of 79 on Hwy. 2 at Esto. Clothing-infants to plus sizes; household furnishings, books, knick-knacks. Indoor Flea Market Opening on January 4th 2013. Spaces available auction on Wednesday nights. 166 Hwy 77 N, Chipley. Open Tues-Sun. Call 850-348-1628. MOVING SALE 1712 Shamrock Lane-Chipley. Orange Hill Hwy to Alford Hwy. Left at New Orange Baptist Church. CATHETERS just for women individually pre-lubricated in discreet attractive containers and covered by Medicare and most insurance. FREE SAMPLE if qualified. (888) 257-1031, www. catheasy.com Got Rheumatoid Arthritis? Local doctors researching study drug for rheumatoid arthritis. Free study drug and care and up to $1,200 compensation. 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Forklift exp. preferred but not required. Work hours are Sundays 3:00pm to close, and Mon-Thurs 5:00pm to close. If you are a motivated and dependable worker, apply in person at The Lewis Bear Company, 6484 Dog Track Rd, Ebro, FL. Applications are accepted between the hours of 8-4pm. We are a DFW and EOE. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Schneider National! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 being a part of the NE of Section 22, Township 5 North, Range 17 West, Holmes County, Florida. Name in which assessed: Leroy R. Kressler Sr & Gladys Wingate Kressler 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 22nd day of January, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 14TH day of December, 2012. Signature: Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court. Holmes County, Florida. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser December 19, 26, 2012; January 2, 9, 2013. COLOR SELLS!Get Your Classified Ad in color! Call now for details and be noticed! 638-0212 or 547-9414 We would like to thank all of our friends and family for all the phone calls, flowers, cards, and food during the illness and loss of our Mother. Your kindness and thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated, and will never be forgotten. May God bless each of you. Sincerely, The Family of Ottice Grant Yates JB, Glen, Eleanor, Donna, Terry, Carolyn, and Vinita Experienced CNA looking for private duty work. Staying with your loved one in their home or yours. Over 30 yrs experience. Please call 850-849-6396 Free dogs to good homes. Due to health & move to a place where dogs not allowed. Ages 1 yr-up, all females, fixed, size 3 lbs. to 12. Also free Desert donkey to good home. Call (850)768-9591 or (850)326-2391. 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