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See the Feb. 27 edition of the Holmes County Times-Advertiser for more pictures from Ponce de Leons Coming Alive Festival. 50 www.bonifaynow.com Volume 122, Number 45 For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 INDEX Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra .................................... B1 Obituaries ............................ B3 Classi eds ............................ B5 IN BRIEF Area students celebrate National FFA Week | B1 Fourth Friday Mission Supper BONIFAY Red Hill Methodist Church will hold its Fourth Friday Mission Supper at 5 p.m. Feb. 22. The meal includes cat sh lets, smoked chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, cheese grits, hushpuppies, dessert and tea. For directions, call Linda Yarbrough after 5:30 p.m. at 334-684-3106. Blessed Trinity plans Fish Fry BONIFAY Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Bonifay will hold a Fish Fry from 4:307 p.m. each Friday through March 22. The donation is $7 adults, $4 children ages 5-10, and family prices are available. Take-out is available by calling ahead to 547-3735. The menu includes mild white sh baked or fried, French fries, coleslaw, baked beans, cheese grits, corn chowder, beverage and dessert. The church is at 2331 Bonifay Highway (177-A) west of the elementary school. Dixie Youth Sign-Ups BONIFAY Holmes County Dixie Youth baseball, T-ball and softball sign ups are available through Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Bonifay Middle School imes imes imes T dvertiser imes imes imes imes T T dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser A HOLMES COUNTY By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY A chilly, cloudy day didnt dampen the mood Thursday when Vernon and the Florida Department of Transportation marked the of cial completion of the new Vernon Bridge on State Road 79 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Vernon City Square. DOT District 3 Secretary Tommy Bar eld was on hand for the ceremony, which celebrated the culmination of more than three years of construction, during which the antiquated two-lane structure was replaced with two two-lane bridges crossing Holmes Creek. The $21.2 million project began July 20, 2009, and of cially opened to traf c in January. You can tell from the attendance here today what is important to Washington County and to the city of Vernon, Bar eld said. About 300 people turned out for the Thursday morning ceremony, including members of the Vernon Marching Band, Vernon High School Cheerleaders and FFA. The high schools JROTC chapter was on hand to present the ag. The DOTs District 3 stretches from Jefferson County to Pensacola, Bar eld said, so it was nice to be able to do something at home. In addition to the new bridge, FDOT realigned State 277 and County 279, installed a new traf c signal at the State 277 and State 79 intersection and added various pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements. From Staff Reports GRACEVILLE Police arrested a man on drug and burglary charges Friday after a highspeed pursuit, according to a Graceville Police Department report. Graceville police arrested Barry James Parrish Jr. of Blountstown on multiple felony charges, including aggravated eeing/attempting to elude, possession of a weapon during a criminal offense, possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and aggravated assault on a law enforcement of cer. Police said Parrish has been linked with multiple burglaries in Graceville on Feb. 14-15. Graceville police said on Friday, they tried to initiate a trafc stop at the intersection of Forrest Drive and Eighth Avenue after the driver of a maroon Chevrolet Impala threw a large metal object out of the drivers side window toward the drivers side of the patrol car. Upon stopping the Chevrolet, police said the occupants began acting erratically. Backup was requested from Jackson County Sheriffs Of ce before Vernon marks bridge opening with ceremony Burglary suspect leads Graceville police on a high-speed pursuit COMING ALIVE RANDAL SEYLER | Times-Advertiser The city of Vernon and the Florida Department of Transportation marked the of cial completion of the new Vernon Bridge on State Road 79 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Vernon City Square on Thursday. See BRIDGE A2 Police said Barry James Parrish Jr. has been linked with multiple burglaries in Graceville on Feb. 14-15. See PURSUIT A2 By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Holmes County Board of County Commissioners held a special session on Monday, Feb. 18, to discuss personnel policies and to appoint a new member of the Holmes County Development Commission after the recent resignation of Benny Little. The Board approved of Commissioner Bill Parishs nomination of Diane Little to replace Benny Little. The real purpose for this special session was to establish a new member as quickly as possible, Parish said. HCDC Chairman Bud Riviere came before the board with a request. We would appreciate it if you would review our criteria when you consider appointing new members, said Riviere. His requested criteria included progressive leadership qualities, an ambitious entrepreneurial spirit, have a commitment to at least 10 meetings, understanding of economic development, support local businesses on a regional perspective, excellent public relations, a mind to advertise Holmes County as a unique entity, be a team player, a long term commitment and a general knowledge of Regional/State/Federal funding opportunities. How many more resignations do you anticipate in the near future? asked Board Chairman Monty Merchant. Riviere said that he got word of at least three more upcoming resignations. The board then discusses their Paid Time Off Policy and possible universal disciplinary actions. Once again I stress that consistency is the key, said County Attorney Jeff Goodman. To stay within the guidelines of our union contract it will have to be progressive. After much discussion, the board concluded that the universal disciplinary action would be that the rst offence would be a written warning, the second would be the equivalent of a week off without pay and if there is a third violation within a 12-month span then the last disciplinary action would be termination. After much more discussion Goodman said he would be able to adjust it so that after that 12 month period it doesnt simply reset itself and that the written warning would be good BOCC talks policy in special session See POLICY A2 See BRIEF A2

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Upon crossing the spike strip, the Chevrolet received damage to the drivers-side tires and came to a stop on the side of the highway. Parrish ed the scene on foot, once the Chevrolet was stopped, police said. The passenger exited the vehicle and surrendered to deputies on scene. K-9 Units with Apalachee Correctional Institute and Jackson Correctional Institute were called to assist in locating Parrish. He was tracked to a nearby residence and found in the yard. Police said Parrish resisted arrest with violence but was subdued and taken into custody by JCSO deputies. Additional charges against Parrish are pending from JCSO. PURSUIT from page A1 BRIDGE from page A1 The bridge is part of a continuing effort by FDOT to widen State 79 from U.S. 98 in Bay County to Interstate 10 in Holmes County to ease corridor congestion, encourage economic development opportunities and improve safety, according to a DOT news release. The contractor, Anderson Columbia, did a great job with the project, Bar eld said. The contractor not only built the bridge, but also took great care to minimize the effects of the construction on the environment. We found a family of bats living in the old bridge, and that was a factor that had to be mitigated, Bar eld said. You cant just say, shoo, bats go nd a new home. Protecting the ecosystem of Holmes Creek was a priority with both the DOT and the contractor, he said. Vernon Mayor Michelle Cook opened the ceremony with welcoming remarks, and Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock provided the invocation. Vernon Historical Society President Angia Morris provided some background on the history of Vernon. I want to say thank you to the city of Vernon and its leadership, Bar eld said. Without our partnership with the city, this could not be accomplished. Everyone knows that Vernon just got its rst stop light, Cook said. It will take us a while to get used to it, but it will really help improve the safety of what was a very dangerous intersection. The original Vernon Bridge, dedicated in 1939, was a popular spot for youngsters wanting to enjoy Holmes Creek, Bar eld said. I have memories of the old Vernon Bridge and how children, including him, would jump off of the bridge and into Holmes Creek, he said. Of course, I would never do that now, and we dont want anyone jumping off our new bridge, either. for up to two years and if someone should violate the PTO Policy shortly within that two-year period then it would be an automatic second warning of a week off without pay. Due to the fact that many departments have different hours in which they work a week Ill be sure to write it up so that no matter the department the amount of hours off without pay will equal a week, Goodman said. The board approved of Goodman drafting a policy to be approved at the next meeting. The board also approved of a new and more detailed overtime request form. This isnt for disciplinary purposes, said Merchant. This is just for a more detailed account for our records. County Commissioner David Whitaker asked if it was within the policy that employees could take their two mandatory 15-minute breaks and combine them with their mandatory 30-minute lunch to create an hour lunch break. Theyve got the right to the periods but youve also got the right to restrict the times, Goodman said. Parish agreed that every district should be in compliance with the contract for the strict 15-minute break in the morning, 30-minute lunch and 15-minute break in the afternoon. Whitaker also asked if employees should be using county vehicles to get breakfast and lunch. Personally I dont think they should be using county equipment for personal use, Parish said. Goodman advised that if their employees were on your clock and on your equipment then youre liable for a lawsuit. The board agreed that county equipment should never be used for personal use and that they should get with their foremen about cracking down on company policies and set strict guidelines, especially in the area of disciplinary action, breaks and use of county equipment. Well have to up our transponder tracking surveillance to make sure weve got it documented on where theyre going with our county equipment and for how long, Commissioner Bobby Sasnett said. Goodman said that, at the boards request, he was setting up a time to have a meeting with representatives from Walton, Jackson, Santa Rosa and Bay Counties in March. Parish had suggested this at a previous meeting, stating it might be bene cial to the county to bounce around ideas with other counties and see how they run things to widen their possibilities. Merchant asked that the board consider if they want to renew their contract with C.W. Roberts or if they want to start putting projects out for bid. We still need striping from Highway 81 to the Walton County line, Merchant said. The board agreed to think on the matter. County Engineer Cliff Knauer informed the board that the Department of Environmental Protection was offering money to Water Management for Restore Act money for the outside coastal counties. We need a list of roads for a storm water project or a road paving improvement to sediment, also known as a top of hill to top of hill project, Knauer said. We need it by tomorrow. After much discussion, the commissioners came up with Coach Road, North and South Ride, Lake Victor Road, Old Mt. Zion Road and the rest of Creek Road. Weve got a grant already to pave Creek Road from County Road 181 to the top of the hill, said Knauer. Well just submit the rest of the road. POLICY from page A1 gym. Registration is $45 for ages 5 and older. For info contact Kristen Nelson at 850-373-3095. 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CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@bonifaynow.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Melissa Kabaci: mkabaci@chipleypaper.com 1-800-645-8688 ADVERTISING 850-547-9414 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Halifax Media Group. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on Facebook or tweet us @WCN_HCT POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Holmes County Times-Advertiser P.O. Box 67, Bonifay, FL 32425 USPS 004-341 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $12.61; 26 weeks: $18.90; 52 weeks: $30.45 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $16.17; 26 weeks: $24.20; 52 weeks: $40.95 The Times-Advertiser is published on Wednesdays by Halifax Media Group, 112 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425. Periodicals postage paid at Bonifay, Florida. Copyright 2013, Halifax Media Group. All Rights Reserved. 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. Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. OPINION www.bonifaynow.com A Page 4 Section Dear Editor, I am sad to see all the young lives being lost today. Because I am a father of eight children and have a seventh grandchild on the way, I feel that I have a big stake in all of this. I think there are areas in society that can be improved on. Parents have to teach their children tolerance and not hate. If there were more tolerance there would be less bullying in school and out. When I was in grade school, if we had a disagreement, we would go way out away from the school and settle our differences. But of course we didnt have handheld communication devices where you could talk behind each others back with either. Im thinking that it might help to take a time out and think about what a person is saying before they respond to a could-be-hateful comment and be a friend. If people could only practice this along with more tolerance then it might be a happier place to live. Im sure God wouldnt want us to pick and choose who we are going to be nice to. If children are being bullies in school and they tell a parent, maybe the parent can go sit in the childs class and observe whats going on there. I did that once and all I had to do is look at the little boy that was bothering my daughter, and he didnt do it anymore. Maybe a little more communication between parents and children and a little more involvement with whats going on in their lives would help. Also, health care people have to be careful what they name some of these new illnesses. Some of the names Ive heard sound like they could cause some problem with children at school being teased. There is so much that needs to be done that it just bewilders me as to what the answer is praying is good but I think there has to be more action taken too. Ronald William Bussell Ponce De Leon LETTER TO THE EDITOR Sitting on the square at Vernon this week for the dedication of the new fourlane Vernon Bridge on Highway 79 that spans beautiful Holmes Creek, I felt very much a part of history. As we sat, I remembered the spot as the site of the old Washington County Courthouse, which was at Vernon, the county seat of government. The old jail was adjacent at the site of the present day re department. The county was established in 1848 from parts of Jackson County with Vernon designated as its county seat in 1851. However, it was almost 50 years before the brick courthouse and jail were built. Mayor Michelle Cook welcomed the crowd of about 300 and acknowledged those who helped stage the event. Sheriff Bobby Haddock gave the invocation and Vernon High School Jr. ROTC posted the colors. The pledge of allegiance was led by the Vernon High School FFA. Then, the National Anthem was played by the VHS band under the direction of Mr. John Harcus. In her opening remarks, Angie Hinson Morris gave a brief survey of Vernons history, much of which was taken from Vernon native Mary Cathrin Mays Vernon, The Heart of Old Washington. It was known as Roches Bluff for early resident Steve Roche, who had a stage coach stop/ trading post and steamboat dock along the creek. Steve Roche an educated man who settled in the area about 1820 was selected by the residents as a representative to the Territorial Assembly, which met at St. Joseph in 1829. When statehood was granted to Florida in the 1840s, an election was held in 1845 to join the union and Roches home was the site of a designated voting precinct. The voter roll contained 37 names. Questions about the name Vernon still exist. I like the story that said it was originally called Mt. Vernon to complement the county of Washington, but because Jackson County from which Washington County was carved already had a Mt. Vernon, the name was shortened to just Vernon. Another story says that Vernon, France, was the birthplace of Steve Roche. Mrs. Morris mentioned the pleasure at seeing the FFA in uniform leading the pledge and explained the appropriateness of their presence. The site on which the Vernon city marker is located in front of the Sam Mitchell Library was donated by the Irving Roche family in memory of their son, Happy, who was the vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Vernon when he was killed in a plane crash. I sat there trying to reconstruct in my memory what Vernon looked like in 1943 when, as a sixth grader, I crossed the bridge into Vernon on the big yellow school bus driven by Tolbert Porter. The old mostly abandoned courthouse and jail dominated the east side of Highway 79. I thought of the bats that occupied the buildings. On the south side was a small watch tower where some high school students, my oldest brother, Jim, and a cousin, Connie Bush, included, got paid a small sum to spot and report all aircraft that ew over the town. Henry Brocks service station and McFatters store was south of that. Across the street from the jail was a huge wooden structure, the old Vernon Hotel then mostly used for apartments. Owens store and Parishs general store were also on the west side along with several other business. When FDOT District Secretary spoke he mentioned several of the challenges that were met in the construction of the bridge that replaced a two-lane structure in place since 1939. A major consideration was to protect the ecosystem represented by the crystal clear Holmes Creek and the Choctawhatchee River to which it ows. Another hurdle was relocating the large bat population that inhabited the underside of the old bridge. I remembered the bats from the old jail. They hadnt traveled far to nd a new home when the old buildings were demolished in the late 1940s. The reason I remember the bats is because the town boys in my class, Mack Simmons, Johnny Fuller and others sometimes would bring back from lunch those creepy critters to frighten us girls with. It is always good to attend this type gathering and reconnect with many from my earlier days. I am proud of Vernon, Fla., and the people who make up this small village. I am proud of the beautiful new bridge, which I will only pass over on my way to somewhere else. I am proud of the way the people whose lives have been forever changed by its presence have embraced the changes with grace. I am especially proud of the Vernon Garden Club under the leadership of Pam Shores Cates and their award of a $100,000.00 grant for the beauti cation of their fair town following the completion of the $21 million-plus bridge through the heart of Vernon. It will be a show place for locals and tourists The dedication service was well planned and well executed and well attended. Congratulations, people of Vernon! No high school kids will be jumping into the creek from the side of the new bridge in the future, but you still have the creek banks with the strong cables attached to the ancient oaks to provide recreation for your youth. My friend and faithful reader, Earl Ray Kolmetz, read the J. C. Grif n article of last week even before I had opportunity to see it. He gave his approval and told me how much he enjoys all the writings. At the dedication of the new Vernon Bridge on Feb. 14, Dorothy Bush White complimented the article, explaining she did not know Mr. Grif n personally but did know many of the people mentioned as she is a native of the Orange Hill area. The Prattler will use the Setting It Straight feature of the newspaper and report the long established Grif n Reunion is the rst Saturday in May, not in July as reported last week. Since becoming more involved in history and genealogy in recent years, it has come to my attention that the tourist industry in the state of Florida recognizes both services to be a source of state revenue. Traveling results in spending money for motels, eating in restaurants, visiting state parks and museums and contributes signi cantly to the economics of an area. This was brought home to me on Jan. 3 of this year when a telephone call was received from a man who identi ed himself as James Murphy. He told me that he and his wife, Beth, were in Chipley, having traveled from their home in Monroe, La., expressly to do research in the Washington County Historical Museum. I met them at the local facility and spent a full hour or more with them before they proceeded on their journey. They planned to visit the courthouse and ultimately travel to New Hope, as they were interested in the Vallombrosa Mansion written on extensively by historian and journalist, E. W. (Judge) Carswell. The owner of that historic property was James Bright, who served as postmaster for the short duration the area had its own post of ce. James Murphy said he is a direct descendant of Mr. Bright and is presently engaged in researching the life and travels of his ancestors. They saw the writings of E. W. Carswell and learned that he was a graduate of Louisiana Tech in Ruston, which is near their Monroe home. Both Mr. and Mrs Murphy are graduates of that institution. All the experiences at the historical museum made it easy for them to purchase Washington, Floridas Twelfth County, plus the entire set of the smaller books by Mr. Carswell. Before departing Chipley, the visitors enjoyed a noon meal at Colonial Restaurant. I had referred them there after they inquired of a restaurant where fresh home cooked meals are served. I know they found the eatery because the next visit I made to the caf, the proprietor delivered a Gift Certi cate, which the Louisiana visitors had graciously left for Hester and me. I have not heard anything further from the couple but have sent them a Thank You note for the gift, plus an aged geological map of the area where Vallombrosa was located. An excerpt from another writing listed James Bright as postmaster. Also included was a copy of information which J. D. (Doris) Owens of Wausau has recently discovered concerning another Washington County native who migrated to Lincoln Parish, La., and was elected sheriff there in 1887. The man was Robert Edwin Russ, who was born in Holmes Valley, Washington County, Fla., on Aug. 27, 1830, and died Jan. 9, 1902. His parents were Robert Russ and Sarah Gillam Hodges Russ. He migrated with his mother and stepfather, Sion D. Smith, rst to Henry County, Ala., then to Maury County, Tenn., and on to Hinds County, Miss., before nally settling in Jackson Parish (Jonesboro), south of Ruston, La. He married Mary Elizabeth Randle in 1855, and the couple had thirteen children. In 1873, Russ purchased land in Lincoln Parish, which was established after the Civil War. With the news that the Vicksburg, Shreveport & Paci c Railroad would be built in the vicinity, Russ was persuaded to donate more than 600 acres of his land for a town to be built around the depot. Russ Town opened in 1883, with lots selling for $375 each. So many people ocked to the new town that a year later, in 1884, it became the site for the Lincoln Parish seat of government. Russ was active in the Democratic Party when he served as sheriff. He was a trustee of Ruston College, which in 1894 became the future Louisiana Tech University. He was a lay organizer of First Baptist Church in downtown Ruston. He is interred at the historic Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston. The outstanding Robert E. Russ Award is given in Ruston to individuals cited for outstanding civic service. Mr. Carswells book, Washington, Floridas Twelfth County, page 91, relates some history of Russs migration to Louisiana. Thanks to Doris Owens for further delving into this story and for referring me to the Wikipedia webpage. No inquiry was made as to the expenditures the Murphys made on their travels to Florida from their home in Louisiana, but information gleaned, residents here may be ahead of the game in the knowledge indirectly obtained from their visit, especially regarding Robert Edwin Russ. I hope they were able to add to the information already con rmed on James Bright. Other researchers on the descendants of James Archibald Yates and Melinda Real Yates have recently visited our town. One of the offspring of the Yates couple is Nancy Jane Yates Brock, the greatgrandmother of your writer and the wife of Thomas Jefferson Brock for whom the Brock Reunion, begun in 1906, is still being celebrated the Saturday before Fathers Day. I expect to write on the ndings of these inquires later. An economic boast to our area could result from additional history seeker coming to our county. See you all next week. La. couple researches Washington County roots SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Pictured is the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Holmes Valley, near where Robert Edwin Russ was born. HAPPY CORNER Hazel Wells Tison PERRYS PRATTLE Perry Wells Vernons bridge opening: The history continues Wednesday, February 20, 2013 School bullying needs to stop 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. No high school kids will be jumping into the creek from the side of the new bridge in the future, but you still have the creek banks with the strong cables attached to the ancient oaks to provide recreation for your youth. Nicole P. Bare eld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor

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Local Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A5 Decorative, 40 years of serving NW Florida 850 244-4466 S PRING S pecia l BUY 3 GET ONE FREE All installed replacement windows and exterior doors. Decorative, Decorative, As always, Free Estimates. VOTING ANNOUNCEMENT The Charter for the City of Bonifay, Florida held on the fourth (4th) Tuesday in March of every year. City Clerk of Bonifay announces that the City of 26, 2013 with the polls opening from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 until 4:30 p.m. are 8:00 a.m. 4:30p.m. We BRING it HOME Volume 122, Number 23 Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 19 2012 Special to Times-Advertiser BONIFAY The Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Parade goes hand in hand with the rodeo events. The parade will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at 1 p.m. Thousands of spectators ood the streets of Bonifay on Friday and Saturday afternoon to view oats, queens, dignitaries, bands, ATVs, wagon trains and hundreds Championship Rodeo Parade to be Oct. 5-6 BOCC talks employment, bonuses Cecilia Spears 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT Cecilia.spears@halifaxmediagroup.com BONIFAY Holmes County Board of County Commissioners recognized September as National Suicide Prevention Month by signing a declaration provided by Life Management during their regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 11. Life Management thanks the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners for their support, said Teresa McDonald of Life Management. Very few know that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and for every completed suicide there are 11 attempted suicides. The toll free crisis and suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-490-4826 for a local counselor available 24 hours a day, seven days a week or the national hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The board approved of the Holmes County Small Quantity Generator Program Report, which indicated a cost of $4,000 to dispose of chemical waste produced by the county. The board also approved of County Attorney Jeff Goodmans recommendation to allow West Florida Regional Planning to update the Holmes County BOCC Equal Opportunity Plan for $770. The plan is several years old and is in need of updating, said Goodman. It would be a lot cheaper for them to update it because they have all of the resources and knowledge of the present requirements at the their ngertips than Pink Glove Dance 50 www.bonifaynow.com For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF Residents enjoy Picnic in the Park B1 Laura Ingalls Wilder Picnic in the Piney Woods WESTVILLE The Laura Ingalls Wilder seventh annual Picnic in the Piney Woods will be start at 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the home site of Peter Franklin Ingalls in Westville. There will be a Laura Ingalls Wilder costume and talent contest. There will be a potluck lunch, the chicken will be provided. The picnic is hosted by the family of Peter Franklin Ingalls and sponsored by the Holmes County Historical Society. The site is at 1225 Highway 163 in Westville. For more information, call Mary Joe Craft at 956-2956 or Wayne Ingalls at 334-898-1115. Free child birth classes planned BONIFAY The Holmes County Health Commissioner Phillip Music brought before the board the idea of swapping employees from one district to another because the employees wanted to work in the district in which they also reside. See BOCC A5 Get the best source for local news, interests and events in Holmes County We B ring it H ome. delivered for ONLY $2.54 a month! Call 866-747-5000 to subscribe Mention HCT Home or mail form below. Oer good for new annual subscriptions paid in advance, while supplies last. Please call for out-of-county rate and short term subscription rates; in-county is same day mail. The Walmart Gift Card may be redeemed at any Walmart, including our local Chipley store. bonifaynow.com Sign up today for an annual subscription and receive a $10 WALMART GIFT CARD!* Return form to: HCT HOME, 112 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, Fla. 32425. Oce open: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Yes! 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To help raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, Holmes County Health Department and the Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida will observe Through With Chew Week Feb. 17-23. Schools within Holmes County will be participating in a variety of activities to increase awareness about the dangers of tobacco use. One of our favorite parts of the week is seeing the anti-tobacco posters created by our youth for the poster contest, said Christopher Lauen, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator with the Holmes County Health Department. We always look forward to seeing the creativity of our local students. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to increase awareness about the dangers of tobacco, while displaying their impressive works of art. PHOTOS SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER Bethlehem High School S.W.A.T. members Adrian Alred, Austin Stroud and Hunter Gautney. Holmes County students promote Through With Chew Week Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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RED SNAPPER: LUTJANUS CAMPECHANUS Color pinkish red over entire body, whitish below Long triangular snout Anal n is sharply pointed No dark lateral spot Red eye Juvenile red snapper occur over sandy or mud bottoms. Sexual maturity is attained at age 2. Red snapper feed on crustaceans and sh. Adult red snapper may live more than 20 years and attain 35 pounds or more. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Floridas license-free shing days are the perfect venue to try your hand or introduce a friend to some of the nest shing in the world. During its Feb. 13 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission selected June 1 and Sept. 1 as the 2013 saltwater license-free shing days. On these days, the requirement to have a recreational shing license is waived for Floridas residents and visitors while they are saltwater shing. The FWC offers four license-free shing days a year: two saltwater and two freshwater. Although the Commission selects new saltwater licensefree shing days on an annual basis, freshwater license-free shing days are set to the rst Saturday in April and the second Saturday in June. This years freshwater license-free shing days are April 6 and June 8. Use these days to catch the big one and get rewarded for it. Sign up for an FWC freshwater angler recognition program in advance at www.TrophyCatchFlorida. com to be entered into a drawing for a Phoenix bass boat powered by Mercury. If you catch, photograph and release a largemouth bass heavier than 8 pounds, you will be eligible for great rewards or certi cates for catching qualifying freshwater sh from among 33 exciting species in the program. The FWC will honor license-free freshwater shing days as a legal exemption for sh caught on these dates. To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC plans these dates around holiday weekends and national events. This years freshwater license-free days are during National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by signi cant national media coverage and public events, this week promotes boating and shing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. In 2012, 37 states had at least one license-free shing day during this annual event. The Sept. 1 saltwater license-free day falls on Labor Day weekend, when many families will be out on the water, enjoying one of the last big shing weekends of summer. The ever-popular bay scallop season is also open to harvest on this date. License-free days not only introduce new anglers to the lifetime sport of shing, they also bene t the state economically as those 3 million anglers cited by the American Sportshing Associations Sport shing in America report, shop at tackle stores, purchase boat fuel and bait and travel to their favorite shing hole. Some of this money even nds its way back to the FWC via the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program speci cally to create more shing and boating opportunities. All other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing to learn more about saltwater and freshwater shing in Florida. GRAY TRIGGERFISH: BALISTES CAPRISCUS Entirely olive-gray Dorsal and anal ns marbled Caudal n lobes elongate in large adults One or more enlarged scales behind gill opening 26 to 29 dorsal n rays 23 to 26 anal n rays Blue spots and short blue lines in dorsal n and on upper half of body, becoming white below anal n Upper rim of eye blue Habitat: Hardbottom, reefs, ledges Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved two changes to how gray trigger sh are managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters in an effort to help rebuild this over shed species. More than 60 percent of gray trigger sh caught in the Gulf of Mexico come from state and federal waters off Florida, which makes the states management of the species integral to the success of the federal rebuilding plan. The changes, approved at the Feb. 13 Commission meeting in Orlando, will make state regulations consistent with pending federal regulations and will include implementing a June 1 through July 31 closed recreational season and a twosh daily recreational bag limit. Federal shery managers also approved changes to the commercial harvest of Gulf gray trigger sh. These changes include a 12sh trip limit and a June 1 through July 31 harvest closure. The FWC requires shers harvesting gray trigger sh commercially in Gulf state waters to have a federal reef sh permit. One condition of the federal reef sh permit is that harvesters must follow federal reef sh rules, even when they are shing in state waters. This means that when the new federal commercial trip limit and closed season take effect sometime in April or May, harvesters in state waters must abide by these rules. Gray trigger sh have a unique spawning behavior that makes them vulnerable during the peak spawning season, usually between June 1 and July 31. Male trigger sh coax females to nesting areas, where they all care for and guard their eggs after spawning. Closing gray trigger sh during their peak spawning time, implementing the twosh-per-day recreational bag limit and the 12sh commercial trip limit should help rebuild the species. Learn more about Floridas recreational gray trigger sh management in state waters by visiting MyFWC.com/Fishing and clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations. Changes to boost Gulf gray triggerfish numbers ledges Learn more about Floridas recreational gray trigger sh manageMyand clicking on FREE FISHING DAYS OUTDOORS Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Page 6 www.bonifaynow.com | www.chipleypaper.com Send your Outdoors news to news@chipleypaper.com A Section By TINA HARBUCK 654-8440|@DestinLogTina tharbuck@thedestinlog.com The controversy surrounding the red snapper continues. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed a 44-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf of Mexico state waters at its meeting Feb. 13 in Orlando. All theyve done is add to the drama, said Destin Capt. Mike Eller. Its just a mess. The season FWC is proposing would start June 1 and end July 14. However, the proposed season is inconsistent with the current proposed federal season, which is slated to be just 27 days. The Commission will make a nal decision on this season at the April Commission meeting in Tallahassee, according to a news release from the FWC. We hope it was a knee jerk reaction and made out of frustration, Eller said. He said, it sounds like they are trying to send a message of disgust as to the way the National Marine Fisheries has handled the red snapper shery. For years, Texas has bucked the system, and has gone non-compliant in state waters for red snapper. However at last weeks Gulf Council Meeting in Mobile, National Marine Fisheries was given the authority to cut days in federal waters for those states that dont mirror the federal dates for red snapper. The system is so broken, Eller said. Charter boats could be the big loser in any ght between the state and feds because captains have to abide by federal laws no matter where they catch the sh, and if red snapper is closed in federal waters, then boats that hold a federal permit cant land one in state waters, even if the state decides to go non-compliance with the federal. If the state decides to go non-compliant with the federal guidelines for red snapper, its just creating an environment for people to break the law, Eller said. FWC adds to drama in red snapper season saga

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SPORTS www.bonifaynow.com A Section Holmes County Chamber of Commerce 6 th ANNU A L GOLF TOURNAMEN T Friday, March 8, 2013 Dogwood L akes Golf Club For more information contact Holmes County Chamber of Commerce 547-4682 $ 10,000 HOLE IN ONE T raveling Golf Bag Cleveland Driver $250 Golf Smith Gift Card Plus over $2,000 in Prize Money Multiple levels of sponsorship or participation are available. Sign your team up now $ 300 P E R T E AM 18 Holes Golf Carts Breakfast Lunch Goody Bags Door Prizes From Staff Reports Chipley girls stop Malone 57-47 in regional semi nals CHIPLEY The Chipley Lady Tigers took the lead just three minutes into the Class 1A Regional Semi nal game and never looked back, pelting the Malone Lady Tigers 57-47 Feb. 12 at Chipley High School. By the end of the rst quarter, Chipley was ahead 19-11. That margin increased to a 13-point lead in the second period, but the Malone girls whittled that gap down to 9 by halftime. In the third quarter, Chipleys Aaliyah Coleman and Jasmine Belser came out strong, stretching the Lady Tigers edge to 37-26, but the Malone squad came back and closed the gap to 5 points in the nal period. A layup by Belser followed by a three-pointer by Sorey put Chipley up 50-39 with just over 5 minutes left in the game, and Malone was unable to get closer than 6 the rest of the evening. Belser led four Chipley players in double-digit scoring with 18 points, while Coleman added 15, and Rakeia Sorey and Amanda Paschal each scored 11. For Malone, Curteeona Brelove tallied 16 points to lead, with Angelica Livingston adding 11 and Briana Dallas netting 10. With the win, Chipley advanced to Saturday nights regional nal matchup with Holmes County. Lady Tigers pounce on Lady Blue Devils 63-49 BONIFAY The Chipley Lady Tigers brought home the victory against the Holmes County Lady Blue Devils on Saturday with a 63-49 win, earing the Lady Tigers a trip to the Class 1A Final Four. Chipley, 21-4, was meeting Holmes County for the fourth time this season. The Tigers lost both times during the regular season but edged the Blue Devils by a point to win the district title, and the Region 1-1A championship proved to be no contest. The battle began quickly enough as the bitter rivals made frantic efforts to capture and keep the ball, both proving dif cult as the rivals stayed neck and neck, ending the rst period with a score of 6-6. We couldnt put the ball in the basket for nothing tonight, absolutely nothing, Holmes County coach Devon Miles said. But they are good. They improved every single time we played them. The Tigers backcourt of Jasmine Belser, Rakeia Sorey and Amanda Pascal was more than the Blue Devils could handle. They combined for 37 points, Chipley outscoring Holmes County by 12 points in the second quarter to lead 29-17 PDL captures victory over PSJ South Walton stops PDL girls in regional nal PDL POSTSEASON By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com PONCE de LEON Not even the rain could dampen spirits as the Ponce de Leon Lady Pirates won the victory against the Port St. Joe Lady Tiger Sharks in the Region 2-1A tournament Feb. 12 with a score of 62-20. There was never a silent or dull moment as the Lady Pirates started and nished aggressively against the Lady Tiger Sharks, with the rst period ending 23-3. The Lady Tiger Sharks took the defensive more toward the middle of the second period, continually taking back the ball, but they found it dif cult to make the needed shots to catch up with the Lady Pirates lead, ending the half 37-10. Breaking through the Lady Tiger Sharks defenses, the Lady Pirates picked up the pace and afforded PSJ very little maneuvering room as the third period ended 54-15. The Lady Pirates kept ring all cannons as they fought their way to victory with a nal score of 62-20. I thought we played very well tonight, said coach Tim Alford. I am very happy with our efforts. Hopefully we can sustain this momentum and the girls continue to have a lot of fun while doing it. The Lady Pirates faced the South Walton Lady Seahawks at 7 p.m. Saturday in South Walton to play for the chance to go to State. Its going to be a close game, said South Walton coach Kevin Craig. Theyve got the best players in 1A on their team, and Coach Alford does a great job. Weve played them before and lost, and were looking forward to playing them again. CECILIA SPEARS | The News The Lady Pirates kept ring all cannons as they fought their way to victory with a nal score of 62-20 against the Port St. Joe Lady Tiger Sharks on Feb. 12. By PAT McCANN 747-5068 | @patmccann pmccann@pcnh.com LAKELAND Senior forward Ebony Williams scored a career-high 18 points, but if there was one constant for Chipley in its 55-50 Class 1A semi nal win Tuesday over Hilliard it was team. The Tigers, 23-4, advanced to this afternoons state championship game against the winner of South Walton-Villages with contributions from a number of players. Devan Blair elevated the Tigers with eight rst-half points when her teammates were struggling. Jasmine Belser overcame an off-day shooting with a rare four-point play. Sophomore point guard Amanda Paschal took over the game for a key stretch in the third quarter when she scored nine of her 13 points and offset center Aaliyah Colemans foul trouble with critical rebounding. But it always came back to team. It was a team win; our bench played strong, said head coach Heather Hingson, who guided Chipley to its rst Final Four victory in girls basketball. We trusted whoever was in there. Hingson credited Blair for jumpstarting the Tigers con dence after a lackluster rst quarter when they trailed 8-6. Chipley led only 24-22 at halftime, with Bria Saunders and Kasha Austin combining to score all but one point for Hilliard. That called for a changed in strategy. We went to a man to man and left one of our girls guarding two players, Hingson said. We were double-teaming (Saunders) and letting someone else take over for them. They werent able to step up and do it. The Tigers also were able to stay competitive on the boards despite the 6-foot Coleman sitting for long stretches because of early foul trouble. Paschal led them with nine rebounds, Hilliard with just a 39-37 edge for the game. That was amazing; I know we got outrebounded if you look at the stats, but to continue without Aaliyah, Hingson said. Shes just a huge presence for us offensively and defensively in the paint. Chipley controlled bench scoring 22-2 led by Williams effort. She scored 12 points in the second half, with Paschal adding all but two of her 13 after halftime. The Tigers also got two key baskets by Braylee Pooser midway through the fourth quarter that opened a 47-38 lead. The margin expanded to 53-41 on a basket by Williams with 2:23 remaining, and Chipley was able to withstand a Hilliard rally by making 10 of 11 free throws. Saunders, a 5-5 senior guard, paced Hilliard with a game-high 26 points. Austin, a freshman forward, added 14 points and 10 rebounds, but the rest of the Flashes combined for only 10 points. Chipley girls secure 55-50 win in Final Four at halftime. Both sides fought a constant tug of war match for points. This continued until the Lady Tigers found their stride and pounced on the Lady Blue Devils, ending the rst half 29-17. The Lady Tigers didnt lose any of their vigor during halftime as the second half started. The Lady Blue Devils nally started to turn up the heat, but the Lady Tigers quickly recovered, ending the third period with a score of 47-28. The Lady Blue Devils made a heated effort to make a comeback, but the Lady Tigers proved to be too wild to tame as they fought their way to victory, defeating the Lady Blue Devils 63-49. Belser led the Tigers with 17 points, and Sorey and Pascal each had 10. Ebony Williams added 13 points to help offset a lowscoring effort from Chipleys 6-foot-2 center Aaliyah Coleman. Selena Long led Holmes County, 19-10, with 10 points. Point guard Mikayla Moore had all nine of her points in the second half, and Hannah Prescott had eight. Holmes County shot only 3 of 18 on 3-point attempts. Their guards are really, really good, Miles said of Chipley. And their role players played well for them tonight. Im super excited about our victory, said Chipley coach Heather Hingson. They really came to play tonight. This is a great opportunity for the girls. CHS tops Malone, Holmes to reach nals Special to The News SANTA ROSA BEACH South Walton High School is going to the Final Four for the rst time in the history of the girls basketball program. The Seahawks turned back defending Class 1A state champion Ponce de Leon 54-44 on Saturday night to win the Region 21A title. Just for this school, this community, I cant explain how much this means, said head coach Kevin Craig, who took over a program in 2004 that had nished 0-25 the year before. Im just so proud to be a Seahawk right now. The outcome avenged a loss to PDL in last years regional nal. South Walton took a 23-6 record into its state semi nal against Villages on Tuesday. Ponce de Leon nished 23-6. Senior Eve Heffron scored a team-high 15 points for South Walton to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists as the Seahawks nished a perfect 14-0 at home. South Walton forced 26 turnovers and held the Pirates to 34 percent shooting. Leading scorer Ashley Harper had 13 points, with just two coming in the second half. Early on, South Walton looked overmatched in every facet of the game as it opened with ve turnovers and 2-for-7 shooting. Meanwhile, Harper scored seven points in the rst ve minutes to put the Pirates ahead 16-7. The Seahawks stormed back. Heffron knocked down three free throws, and Katie Trejo and Casey Perot delivered baskets in the post during a 9-0 run. Perot had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. With the Pirates encountering foul trouble, South Walton built a 34-25 halftime lead. PDL coach Tim Alford said his team slumped when two post players were collared with three fouls by the second quarter. South Walton was 11-15 at the free-throw line in the second quarter alone. It was going our way early, and that took it away from us, Alford said. South Walton led 41-34 after three quarters, but PDL clawed as close as 46-44. We fouled, had a turnover here and there. We were in foul trouble the whole time, Alford said. The Seahawks rebuilt their lead with clutch freethrow shooting. It was a struggle. We had a good chance (in the fourth quarter) but didnt handle ourselves well, Alford said. We just lost our composure. Page 7 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 TIGERS EYE TITLE CATHRINE LAMB | The News The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Blue Devils on Saturday to secure their spot in the nal four.

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By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved on Feb. 12 the purchase of a road grader for $64,883, which is at a reduced price after trading in one of their old ones. While decisions were still trying to be made about graders, the board discussed purchasing a grader they had been renting in an effort to save money during a workshop they had on Jan. 8. Were paying $4,500 a month to lease a grader, said Chair Monty Merchant. We should do something. According to the minutes of a special session held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, this was decided at this meeting when Chairman Merchant advised that all vendors had agreed to the boards request to extend their bids. Commissioner Parish offered a motion to purchase the Volvo 930B grader that is currently being rented and to purchase two Caterpillar 12M graders. Then after further debate the board approved of the motion with a vote of 4 to 2, with Commissioner Kenneth Williams voting no, according to the minutes. Williams then motioned to pay for the Volvo grader from excess FEMA contingencies, and the board approved. The board agreed to accept the zero percent nancing from Caterpillar since this was factored into the purchase price of the graders, according to the minutes. Tommy Walker, Caterpillar representative, clari ed that the nancing would be for ve years with annual payments in arrears, which will give the board opportunity to budget the payment during the next budget preparation process. The board also agreed to decide which graders to trade in at the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Resident Daniel Collette came before the board with an issue that had been brought before by resident Jeffery Johnson at the boards Jan. 16 meeting, requesting to properly vacate a street that dead-ends next to a piece of property he purchased recently from Collette. Its 8.5 acres of usable land, but if that piece of street was properly vacated it would be 10.6, Johnson said. Collette said their old resolution didnt include the lower half to be properly vacated, but that he was ready to sign the required paper work and pay the $500 to place up the sign. Weve got to run an ad and hold a public hearing at the next meeting in March, said County Attorney Jeff Goodman. Resident Carolyn Goss came before the Board saying she was having drainage issues and after much discussion they came to a conclusion that there might be a ditch that needs cleaning out. Resident Teresa Johnson, a Westville bus driver, reported that she was having trouble getting through to get her issue in. Ive been calling several times a week to get work done, said Johnson. Whoever is answering the phone is rude and the last time I called he didnt even take my name. Commissioner Bill Parish advised the next time she needs to call that she use the boards direct line, 547-1119. A Call To All Vendors: Exposure for Your Business Become a main ingredient for local consumers as a featured sponsor of the Taste of Home Cooking School: $ Buy your tickets now at The News Herald and at newsherald.com From humble beginnings based on affordable, trustworthy service, we have grown into a reliable resource your family can depend on. Rooted in our traditions, we stay rmly connected to the families we serve and the care we provide. We continue serving all faiths and all families in the only way we know how by staying true to our heritage. 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Welcome, Dr. Leisa Bailey, Dr. Patrick Hawkins, and Meg Taylor, ARNP By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com PONCE de LEON After a long battle with Oshkosh over how much they owe on their newest re truck, the town of Ponce de Leon settled matters with the company by agreeing on Feb. 7 to pay $9,995 for equipment on the truck, according to Town Council Administrator Beth Peterson. 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. Peterson explained that the money was in reference to equipment on the truck and that the town attorney, Lyndia Spears, was able to talk the company into lower the requested amount by $5,000. Were getting the equipment for what its worth, said Peterson. This was after we made sure to have the inventory checked to make sure that all the equipment that they were telling us to pay for was actually on the truck. She said she called Holmes County Recycling to see about putting recycling bens out near the town hall and that they declined because of negative experiences theyve had with recycling bens in Ponce de Leon in the past. The Town Council approved of putting up a few 25-mile-per-hour signs on Government Street. The mayor is also trying to get a USDA grant to update the room on the old shirt factory so that we can ask for a higher price when renting it out, Peterson said. The Ponce de Leon Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers, she said. Basketball has three weeks left and Ponce de Leon Dixie Youth sign-ups are coming up. T-ball is $25, 7 to 8-year-old division is $30 and the 9-year-old division is $40 to sign up. According to the information provided a birth certi cate is required and parents are responsible for pants, socks, shoes and gloves. Practice and tryouts start as follows: For girls ages 9 and up, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11; for boys 9 and up, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12; for 7 and 8-year-olds, 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14; and for 5 and 6-year-olds, 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. For more information contact Teresa Miller at 532-5966. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of Ponce de Leon Council is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the Ponce de Leon Town Hall. Ponce de Leon settles over re truck for $9,995 Local A8 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Holmes County BOCC approves purchase of grader

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By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY Students throughout Holmes and Washington Counties will be celebrating National FFA Week this week, Feb. 16-23. National FFA Week gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, conduct Ag Olympics competitions, speak to the public about agriculture, volunteer for community service projects and more. The week of George Washingtons birthday was designated as National FFA Week in 1947 at a National FFA Board of Directors meeting. FFA Week always runs from Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washingtons birthday. At Chipley High School, FFA sponsor Michele Curts reports a variety of activities are planned. On Tuesday, we are having a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, and Wednesday is a cookout for the FFA members, Curts said. Thursday is Barn Yard Day at Roulhac Middle School to teach the middle schoolers about agriculture and FFA. We are asking all former FFA members that still have their FFA jackets to display them around the community to promote awareness of National FFA week, Curts said. This is a great FFA program with the focus of continually improving, she said. The community and school support is absolutely wonderful. We have started an alumni chapter of adults whose primary focus is to support the students in the program. We have goals to continue to grow the Chipley FFA chapter and to hopefully start a middle school program at Roulhac in the future, Curts said. I am extremely excited by the students, their dedication, enthusiasm and belief in this FFA chapter and that is the key to our success. Vernon FFA Sponsor Donna Keith said their program also is looking to start an alumni chapter like the one Chipley has in place. They are a very active organization, and we would like to get our parents and alumni involved here in the same way, Keith said. In Holmes County, the Poplar Springs FFA program has been very busy. The Poplar Springs Middle School students won several ribbons at District Forestry and went on to State. District competition was held Oct.11 and the State competition was held Nov.15 and 16. High school student Easton Hinson won third highest out of the district in forestry equipment identi cation. The district is from Chipley to Pensacola, and from Panama to Alabama. At state the middle school won third place out of all of the state of Florida in timber cruising. FFA Advisor Lowell Hudson said, I am very proud of the accomplishments they made in these career development events. On Dec. 13, Poplar Springs students won in three different career development events at the Sub District FFA Competitions held in Chipley. Lacey Shehee won second place in creed speaking. Jake Wangle won rst place in tractor safety/driving. Alexus Williams won second place in extemporaneous public speaking. All of these students did great at the career development events they entered, Hudson said. Washington, Holmes at a glance INDEX Society ................................. B2 Obituaries ............................ B3 Classi eds ............................ B5 Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20 2013 B PAGE 1 Section Vernon High School Black History Week VERNON Vernon High School will celebrate Black History Week from Feb. 19-22. This years theme is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation and the March on Washington. School activities began with the showing of the historical lm Red Tails in the library on Tuesday, and include an Open-Mic Freedom of Expression Day during both lunches today, Feb. 20, a viewing of A Raisin in the Sun honoring Lorraine Hansberry on Thursday, Feb. 21, and Soul Food Day, on Friday, Feb. 22. There will be a program open to the public at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the high school auditorium. Students will perform theatrical expression skits during the ceremony. Alzheimers Support Group DEFUNAIK SPRINGS Chautauqua Rehab and Nursing in conjunction with Emerald Coast Hospice will be offering an Alzheimers support group for caregivers and families of persons suffering with Alzheimers dementia, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb 21, in the activities room at Chautauqua Rehab and Nursing Center. Light refreshments will be provided. This group is open to the public. For more information call Rachel Poore at 892-2176, ext. 324 or Ann OConnor at 689-0300. Gospel Bene t Sing CARYVILLE There will be a Gospel Bene t Sing at the Caryville Community Center at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. The bene t will assist Melvin Harris and family for medical cost and lost income do to multiple surgeries and rehab. The family has no insurance or other income. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to the family. Lunch and dinner will be available throughout the day. For more information call 768-1362. EXTRA Area students celebrate National FFA Week Growing pride PHOTOS SPECIAL TO EXTRA Top: Students in Chipley Agriculture class put up the new Agriculture Land Lab sign, donated by Three river RC&D, Orange Hill Soil and Water Conservation, and Bay County Soil and water. Left: Poplar Springs FFA students winning in the Sub Division competitions in Chipley were, from left, Agriculture Advisor Lowell Hudson, Lacey Shehee, Jake Wangle, Alexus Williams. Right: Poplar Springs Middle School FFA students with ribbons from district competition. FFA membership today is comprised of 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the organizations website. FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school level. Agriculture educators serve as chapter advisors. Chapters are organized under state associations headed by an advisor and executive secretary, often employees of the state department of education. States conduct programs and host annual conventions. The National FFA Organization is governed by a board of directors, charters state associations and provides direction, program materials and support for local chapters and state FFA associations. FFA was organized nationally in 1928 in Kansas City, Mo. In 1950, Congress granted FFA a federal charter, making it an integral part of public agricultural instruction under the National Vocational Education Acts. FFA receives no federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. The National FFA Organization is an integral part of agricultural education by helping make classroom instruction come to life through realistic, hands-on applications. FFA members embrace concepts taught in agricultural science classrooms nationwide, build valuable skills through handson experiential learning and each year demonstrate their pro ciency in competitions based on real-world agricultural skills. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. ABOUT FFA

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B2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Extra By GWENETH COLLINS Special to Extra CHIPLEY Chipley Garden Club visited the fourth graders at Kate Smith Elementary Feb. 13. They began the morning in Karen Mashburns classroom where club members Vonceil Coggin and Charlotte Sapp gave oral design instruction to forty students. Vonceil explained oral design components line, focal point and ller and demonstrated how to make a dried arrangement. Charlotte reinforced new words and identied the materials used in the designs. Club member Beth Watford shared how oral design components apply to photography and other art projects. Club members also stressed reusing, repurposing and recycling materials when you can. During the design class, other garden club members were busying setting up the design area at the PE Pavilion. Dried materials such as grasses, okra, hydrangea, roses, cotton, daylily stalks, curly dock, cattails, agapanthus seedpods and others were packed into boxes and buckets and ready for the students as they arrived at the pavilion. The students were very excited for the opportunity to create their own oral designs, which will be entered into Washington Countys 4-H Youth Fair later this month. The designs they created proved the students were engaged in the classroom and very artistic. Next week Chipley Garden Club members will be returning to KES to teach the art of making live oral design for the Youth Fair. If you would like more information about garden club projects and activities, contact Karen Roland, club president, at 638-9968. Special to the News VERNON Vernon High Schools JROTC Color Guard posted the colors at the Vernon Bridge Ribbon Cutting and Sign Dedication Celebration last Thursday. The ceremony started at 11 a.m., with a welcome from Mayor Michelle Cook. She introduced Sheriff Bobby Haddock, who gave the invocation. After his moving prayer, the VHSs JROTC Color Guard posted the colors. The VHSs FFA led the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the VHS Marching Band performing the national anthem. The president of the Vernon Historical Society, Angie Morris, talked about the changes Vernon has gone through since its founding. After her remarks, Secretary Tommy Bareld, from FDOT District 3, said a few words about the changes to come with the new bridge. Mayor Cook asked the Vernon Historical Society and other distinguished guests to come stand at the front for a few pictures and the unveiling of the bridge sign. She then welcomed everybody to the new bridge for the ribbon cutting. The ceremony ended with Sheriff Bobby Haddock giving a blessing for the lunch meal that followed. Judge Register speaks to NJHSS pecial to E xtra CHIPLEY Judge Allen Register, a judge of the 14th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida, was the Roulhac Middle Schools National Junior Honor Societys (NJHS) guest speaker at its January meeting. Judge Register spoke with members about the importance of being a good citizen. He explained the role of the judicial system and the roles of our federal and local governments, and he emphasized that good citizenship begins with each individual. He said students will have the opportunity one day to become a good citizen by voting, working and paying taxes and becoming informed about local political issues. Afterward, students were given the opportunity to ask questions. S pecial to E xtra COTTONDALE Returning home on Jan. 18, Specialist Brenda Cobb surprised her sons, Nick and Tristan Porter and stepsons, Devin Cobb and Logan Jenkins, at the Vernon vs. Cottondale Junior Varsity Basketball game in Cottondale. Brenda had been gone from her home in Graceville for a total of 11 months, two months of training prior to a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. Brenda has been with the Alabama National Guard for almost six years. She is a member of Support of Soldier Readiness Program and Medical Support of Pre Deployment Training. She was also called to duty with the Gulf Oil Spill. The surprise was arranged by her mother, Teresa Simpson; her cousin, Jeff Owens; Amy Walsingham; her husband, David Cobb; Vernon High School Principal Marshall Porter; Brian Riviere; and Vernons JV coach, Allan Ellis. Also on hand to welcome Brenda home were school board members Terry Ellis and Milton Brown. Brendas family and friends are glad to have her home safe and would like to thank all soldiers and their families who sacrice their family time for our freedom. Wednesday, February 20, 2013S PECIAL TO EX TRA Club member Mary Carswell assists students with their designs. Garden Club designs with 4th graders WHTC RECEIVES CHECKR ANDAL S EYLER | Extra Mark Hagerman, at right, vice president of sales with ABM Building Services, presented a check for $1,000 to Washington-Holmes Technical Center students and ofcials on Feb. 11 for producing the winning video in a contest sponsored by the company. Cobb surprises sons at basketball game JROTC posts colors at Vernon Bridge Dedication

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Faith 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. Wander Off the Trail We are c reatures of habit, and this is just as true in our day-to-day travels as it is in our everyday activities and rituals. The problem with always taking the usual route is that we rarely see anything new. The pleasure of the unexpected is much more likely when we try a new route. Most of us try hard to not go astray, but every once in a while its worth seeing what happens when we get exercises new skills, such as navigational skills or the willingness to ask for help and direc tions. In the end, we just dont know what we things by accident, is perhaps the best reason to wander off the trail. It makes sense to take a look every now and then to keep track of where you are, but we should not be afraid to wander off a bit. We can always get home from wher ever we are. BROWN FUNERAL HOME 1068 Main Street, Chipley 638-4010 Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser This Message Courtesy of The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forthand for evermore. R.S.V. Psalm 121:8 Obituaries Louis Alton Dickinson, 78, of Vernon, Fla., was called to Heaven by his Lord, on Feb. 9, 2013. He loved and was loved by all and will be deeply missed. Let us celebrate his life, as this is what he would want. Lou, born in Boothbay, Maine, on March 30, 1934, attended the Boothbay schools, and Maine Vocational Technical School in Portland. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the US and Germany during the Korean War. After his service, he became a member of the space program and helped install the lm cameras for the Gemini and Apollo space missions and received commendation for the Surveyor program. For 16 years he was a eld engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company and spent 10 years with RCA as a program manager for rockets, drones and radar testing. He was a range communications program manager at Patrick Air Force Base for 17 years leading the teams who gave the United States cable and ber optics capability throughout the world. He has moonlighted as a charter boat captain, real estate agent, and entrepreneur with J&L Marine Supply, in Panama City. He was known as a consummate tinkerer in his shop where he could be found in any spare moment. Lou found great enjoyment in the outdoors hunting, shing, golng, camping, gardening, woodworking, baseball and football. He travelled through all 50 states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. However, Floridas climate and white beaches called him to settle here by Holmes Creek for a wellearned retirement. Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Alton H. and Lotta Hill Dickinson, and sister, Janice Parmenter. He is survived by wife Rhonda; daughters, Luanne, Sandra, and Geri; his brother, Fred; sister, Christine. His grandchildren by Geri and son-in-law, Steven DiGeorgio are Nicholas, Jessica, Matthew, Joshua and Benjamin. He has many nieces and nephews. There will be a family celebration at a later date. In lieu of owers or donations, please add to your garden a favorite plant in his memory and honor. Louis A. Dickinson Judy Terrell Smith, 54 of Bonifay, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Bay Medical Center. Judy was born in Bradenton, on May 11, 1958 to the late Harold and Martha Miller Terrell. Judy was an angel who lived life to the fullest enjoying every minute with her family. Proceeded in death by her parents, brother Jim Terrell and stepson, L.D. Smith. Survived by her husband, Donnie Smith, Bonifay; two daughters, Judi Mattox Perkins, Bonifay, and Marcey Long, Graceville; two sisters, Delores Ward, Dothan, Ala., Pam Evans, Graceville; ve grandchildren, Joshua, Austin, Jacob, Christina, and Michael; one stepdaughter, Kasey Smith; three stepsons, Billy Smith (Tracey), Donald Smith, Ronald Smith all of Bonifay. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Sister Gretchen Tindell ofciating. Family received friends at the funeral home Saturday, from 10 a.m. until time of service. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford.com. Judy T. Smith Mrs. Tammy Melissa Gooldrup, age 41, of Westville, passed away Feb. 9, 2013. She was born Nov. 23, 1971, at Eglin AFB. Mrs. Gooldrup is survived by her parents, James Kenneth and Linda Diane White Slaughter of Westville; one daughter, Jordan Ashley Butler of Amory, Miss.; one sister, Leslie Diana Morgan and husband Heith of Amory, Miss.; maternal grandparents, James and Peggy White of Westville; paternal grandmother, Louie Slaughter of Westville; two nephews, Austin and Caden Harper, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Mike White ofciating. Interment followed in the Camp Ground Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends one hour prior to funeral service at church. Tammy M. Gooldrup Donald Leroy Pegg, 80, of Dothan, Ala., died Feb. 9, 2013. Funeral services were held Feb. 12, 2013. Interment followed at Mt. Olive Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing. Donald L. Pegg Dessie Bell, 87, of Port St. Joe, died Feb. 12, 2013. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 15, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. Interment followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Dessie Bell See OBITUARIES B4 Mrs. Edna Smith McCormick, age 86, of Darlington passed away Feb. 13, 2013. She was born May 5, 1926 in Darlington, to Columbus and Ella Spears Smith. Mrs. McCormick was a lifelong resident of Darlington. She was Baptist by faith. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and greatgreat grandmother. She was known as always having a hot meal and a place to stay for those in need. She enjoyed gardening, and was a very talented cook. She was known for her famous collard greens. Mrs. McCormick is preceded in death by her parents; her daughters, Mary Sue Honey McCormick and Minnie Sue McCormick; her son, James Edward Gopher McCormick and her siblings, Minnie Carroll, Sam Smith, Barney Smith, Dee Smith, Laney Adkinson, Fannie Bell Carroll and Nathan Smith. Mrs. McCormick is survived by her three sons, Walter Clayton McCormick and wife Sonjia of Darlington, Willard McCormick of Darlington and Michael Dion McCormick and wife Jeanie of Black, Ala.; three daughters, Edna Ruth Verjinski and husband Gordon of DeFuniak Springs, Johnnie Mae Dolly McCormick of DeFuniak Springs and Sandra Jean McCormick of Dothan, Ala.; one brother, Walter Smith and wife Carletta of Darlington; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. A time of visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Smith and the Rev. Frank McIntosh ofciating. Pallbearers were Heath McElveen, Clint McCormick, James Eric McCormick, Greg Parham, Troy Dupree and Michael McCormick. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Burial followed in the Limestone Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn. com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.Edna S. McCormick EDNA S. M CCORMICK Nancy Powell Kelley passed away peacefully at her home in Miramar Beach. Born in Memphis Tenn., on Aug. 2, 1947, she graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Tennessee. She was president of the Pi Mu Music Society of St. Louis and a member of the Beethoven Club of Memphis. She was a partner with her mother in the Doctors Exchange Answering Service for many years. Pursuing her interest in child health issues, Nancy joined the LeBonheur club of Memphis in 1989 serving in many capacities until she became its president in 1999. After moving to their new home in Sandestin Resort, she volunteered for various duties at Sacred Heart Hospital Emerald Coast and Sacred Heart Foundation where she served as the inaugural chair of the Foundations Development Board. She also served on the hospitals Operating Board. She was a signicant part of the planning for the new Family Birthing Center at Sacred Heart. She is survived by husband, John C. Kelley of Miramar Beach; her daughter, Amy E Kelley of Miramar Beach; son, John Bradley Kelley; daughter-in-law, Margaret Kelley; granddaughter, Eliza L. Kelley of Memphis Tenn., and her mother-in-law, Louise W. Kelley of Spring, Texas. She is predeceased by her father, Marian P. Powell; mother, Lena O. Powell of Memphis Tenn., and her father-in-law John C. Kelley Senior of Tupelo Mississippi. Funeral Services were held at Community Church of Santa Rosa Beach Fl, 3424 W. Hwy. 98 on Saturday, Feb. 16. A public viewing was at 1 p.m., with the funeral program beginning at 2 p.m. Burial was immediately after the funeral program at historic Gulf Cemetery located on County Road 393 Santa Rosa Beach. While owers are welcome, the family requests that donations be made to the Sacred Heart foundation Emerald Coast 7700 US Highway 98 W. Suite 300 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 and/or to LeBonheur Club Inc. 1047 Cresthaven Rd., Memphis, TN 38139. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.claryglenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.Nancy P. Kelley NANCY P. KELLEY Stephen (Steve) Criss Beard Longtime resident of the Santa Rosa Beach area, Steve Beard, 70, died Friday, Feb. 15, after an extended illness. Born Feb. 8, 1943, Steve was adopted as an infant by Fred Beard and Mar Criss Beard. He grew up in Detroit, Mich., attended the University of Michigan and obtained an MBA in Business from Wayne State University. Steve retired from AT&T, but held many other positions. He liked working with the public and enjoyed taking jobs in sales even after his retirement. While in the Santa Rosa Beach area, he worked as a cashier at Publix in Watercolor Crossing. While still living in Michigan, Steve loved scuba diving and was a rescue diver for the hydroplane races. He enjoyed exploring shipwrecks in the Great Lakes area of Michigan and Canada. In addition to diving and his boat, Steve also loved traveling on his motorcycle and made many friends at biker rallies. Described as fun, funny, handsome, and most of all charming. It is the hope that those qualities will survive in his wife Jeane Beard, children from a previous marriage, Patricia Whipple and Cassandra Esselink, and grandchildren, Conor, Maddison, Shayla, and Nolan. Steve is also survived by his brother, David Beard and nephews, Donald and Christopher. He will be missed by the children and grandchildren, of Jeane Beard; daughters, Ellen Marion, Ann Barker, Gena Barrett; grandchildren, Laura, Denise, Ryan, and Russell, and great grandson Zavier. The family asks that no owers be sent, but a donation in his name to Heart Fund or The National Greyhound Association. Friends are invited to meet with his family for a memorial service at 3 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 458 Blue Mountain Road. It was Steves wish to be cremated and leave a few of his ashes on the beach. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.claryglenn.com. Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Stephen C. Beard Mrs Etta Mae White Hudson was born on Nov. 5, 1947 in Bonifay to the late Jestine White and Robert Horne. On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family, God dispatched an Angel to escort His servant home to live eternally with Him. Mrs. Etta received her formal education at Bayview School in Bonifay in 1965. She attended Washington Holmes Vocational Technical Center and received her LPN licenses in 1976. She continued her education pursuits and received her RN degree from Pensacola College in 1987 and BSN degree in Nursing from Florida State University in 202 and Masters degree in Nursing from Phoenix University in 2005. She was a Nurse for 36 years. She began her career with Dr. John T Grace and worked at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. She later transferred to Holmes Correctional Facility, then to Jackson C.I., as a RN Supervisor. She was then promoted to the ofce of RN Consultant at the Regional Ofce. She later achieved the position of Assistant DON in the Central Ofce of the Department of Corrections for the entire State of Florida. One of her happiest memories of her life was meeting and marrying the Rev. Robert E. Hudson in 1977 and to this union a son was born and reared in love along with, Poe, Judy, Barbara, Joseph and Zoey. Along with her parents, a sister, Diane Flood preceded her o the great beyond. She leaves to cherish her lovely memories her husband of 36 years, the Rev. Robert E. Hudson; three beloved sons, Poiterist White, Raymond Hudson of Bonifay and Joseph Sanders of Pensacola; three devoted daughters, Judy Love, Barbara Sanders and Zoey Hudson of Bonifay; stepdaughter, Elaine Smith of Pensacola; god-daughters, Shenika Richardson (Stephen) of Raleigh, N.C. and Annie Staten of Bonifay; four brothers, Charles White (Nina) of Middletown, Conn.; halfbrother, John Horne of Fort Myers; sisters, Icey Horne of Lake Wales, Freda Clark Middletown, Conn.; halfsister, Ether Bell of Fort Myers; a host of in-laws; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; one god son, Tavarus Moore and a host of devoted friends and coworkers. A homecoming celebration services for Mrs. Etta Mae White Hudson, was conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Bonifay with the Rev. Shelly Chandler, Pastor Min. Stephen Andrews (grandson), Pastor Claretta Smith, Pastor of New Bethel A.M.E Church, where she held Membership, the Rev. Phillip Russ IV, Elder Kelvin Johnson and the Rev. Charles Flowers, Ofciated. Interment follows in the Bonifay Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home, directing.Etta M. Hudson To submit an obituary, email news@chipleypaper.com. To view obituaries online, visit chipleypaper.com. WASH IN GT ON C OUN T Y NE WS/ H O LM E S C OUN T Y ADV ER T I S ERFIND US O N FACEB OO K Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B3

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Extra Upload your Legacy guest book photos now for FREE! With your paid obituary, family and friends will now have unlimited access to uploaded photos free of charge. Find Obituaries. Share Condolences. Celebrate a Life. On the IMPROVED obituary section of www.chipleypaper.com or bonifaynow.com you can: More easily search the most timely and complete online resource for newspaper obituaries View and sign the new online Guest Books In partnership with Legacy com Find obituaries, share condolences and celebrate a life at or Ef e Mae Payne Williams, 91 of Lynn Haven, died on Feb. 8, 2013 Funeral services were held Feb. 16, 2013 at Forrest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Interment Followed. Ef e M. Williams Purley Lucille Mitchell, 78, of Chipley died Feb. 12, 2013, A memorial service was held on Feb.15, 2013 at Kent Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Purley L. Mitchell Mr. Daniel C. Arrant Jr. of Leonia, passed away at his home on Feb. 8, 2013. He was 82. Mr. Arrant was born in Leonia, on May 18, 1930 to the late Daniel C. and Nancy Harrell Arrant, Sr. Mr. Arrant served in the United States Army from 1948 1952. After his service in the military he worked as an electrician and farmer for more than 30 years. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Janette Read, Mary Gilbreath and Ida Mae Murph. He is survived by his loving wife 58 years, Mildred Redmon Arrant of Leonia; two sons, Charles Arrant (Nancy) and Matthew Arrant (Linda) all of Leonia; three grandchildren, Daniel Arrant, Joseph Arrant (Nikole), and Lori Arrant all of Leonia; one great grandson, Caleb Arrant of Bonifay; three brothers, David Arrant of Tampa, Bill and Boyd Arrant both of Leonia; one sister, Iviene Ellenberg of Chancellor, Ala.; many special cousins especially, Kerensa Landers and the Landers Family, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2012 at Reedy Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Kenneth Bradley of ciating. Burial followed with military honors in the church cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The Family received friends at the church Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. Serving, as pallbearers will be, Daniel Arrant, Joseph Arrant, Steven Phillips, Danny Ellenberg, Ricky Redmon, and Micah Redmon. Daniel C. Arrant Jr. Mildred Louise Roberts, 77, of Sneads, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Roberts was born in Jackson County where she lived most of her life, and was a homemaker. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Cook and husband, Herman of Valrico, and Ernestine Marie Haynes and husband, Dennis of Mulberry; three brothers, Jay Davis Jr., Bobby Davis and James Simmons; six sisters, Carrie Spears, Irene Riddles, Lois Dudley, Elizabeth Sligh, Mary Bailey and Rosalie Pitts and two grandchildren, Beth Cook and Shawn Haynes Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Burial followed in Pope Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends one hour prior to services at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. Expressions of Sympathy may be made online at www.jamesand sikesfuneralhomes.com. Mildred L. Roberts Troy L. Skeeter Ham, 76, of Malone, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Marianna Health and Rehab. Mr. Ham was born in Malone on July 3, 1936 and spent most of his life in Jackson County. He worked for Ham Peanut Co. for more than 25 years, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was predeceased by his parents, Bessie Howard and William Edward Ham; two step-mothers, Gertrude Bradberry and Joyce Ham and one son, Michael Wayne Ham. Survivors include three sons, Steve Ham and wife, Darlene of Gordon Ala., Robert Ham of Greenwood, and Lamar Ham and wife, Marie of Bascom; three daughters, Elaine Bevis and husband, Lewis of Simsboro La., Cathy Hutchinson and husband, Roger of Georgia, and Vicki Riddle and husband, Wade of Georgia; two brothers, Ed Ham and wife, Becky of Malone, and Eddie Chaney of Malone; three sisters, Sue Watford of Quincy, Brenda Lewis and husband, Wayne of Columbia Ala., and Pat Williams and husband, David of Blakely Ga.; 18 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Malone with the Rev. John Smith of ciating. Burial followed in Ham Family Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. The family would like to thank the staff of Marianna Health and Rehab, and Covenant Hospice. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelson Ave. Suite E. Marianna Fl, 32446, Expressions of Sympathy may be made online at www.jamesand sikesfuneralhomes.com. Troy L. Ham Bernice Clyde Owens, 88, a resident of Graceville, died Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013. Mrs. Owens is survived by her daughters, Linda (Rex) Wilson, Graceville, Peggy (Felter) Alderman, Graceville, Sherry (Larry) Butler, Slocomb, Ala., Kay (Glen) Tate, Hartford, Ala., Kim (Buddy) Berry, Graceville, and sons, Danny (Brenda) Snell, Graceville, Joel (Retha) Snell, Greenville, Ala.; brother, David (Oma) Bass, Dothan, Ala.; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Faith Assembly of God, Graceville, with the Rev. Charles Carlton, the Rev. Glenn Tate and the Rev. Joel Snell of ciating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home of Greenville, Ala., directing. A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday at the church. Bernice C. Owens Mr. Gerald Williams Wilkerson, age 74, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. He was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Liberty, to Morton and Edith McDaniel Wilkerson. Mr. Wilkerson was a lifelong resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs. He worked as a school teacher having taught wood shop for over 35 years before retiring. He was a devoted school teacher, taking great pride in his students education. He was also over the Vica Club. He was appointed by the Governor to serve as a Walton County Commissioner. He enjoyed hunting, shing and was very active in supporting all Walton County sporting events. Mr. Wilkerson was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ron Wilkerson. Mr. Wilkerson is survived by his loving wife, Mary Wilkerson of DeFuniak Springs; three stepdaughters, Sheila Williams of DeFuniak Springs, Tonya Vanzile and husband Rick of Milton, and Angie Salmon and husband Bruce of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Roland Wilkerson and wife Rita and Kenneth Wilkerson all of Liberty; two sisters, Janice Yoder of California and JoAnn Wilkerson of LaGrange, Ga.; ve step granddaughters; three step great granddaughters; one step great grandson, and other extended family members. A time of visitation was from 2 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at ClaryGlenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435. Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Cluster Springs Cemetery, with the Rev. Joel Glenn of ciating. Active pallbearers will be Brad Drake, Jason Nowling, Shelby Truett, Danny Willcox, Jerry Slay and James McDaniel. Floral arrangements are being accepted. Go online to condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn. com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Gerald W. Wilkerson GERALD W. WILKERSON OBITUARIES from page B3 Clinton Lawrence Crow is now rejoicing with his king after living a life full of love for his God, the scriptures, and his family. He passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at his home in Ponce De Leon, at the age of 75. He was born in Macon, Ga., on Feb. 23, 1937. Mr. Crow was preceded in death by his father, Clinton Moses Crow and his mother, Mattie Louis Wiggins. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Rebecca Hollis Crow; daughters, Joy, Rachel, Sarah, and Victoria; sons Peter, Caleb and Joseph; sister, Linda Staab; his nephew, Greg Staab; several cousins, and numerous in-laws. He will be remembered for his commitment to his family, his excitement whenever he studied scripture, his many strong opinions, and his neverending quest to know his Lord and savior. A memorial Service was held for Mr. Crow at 11 a.m., on Thursday morning, Feb. 14 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. The family requests that friends and family make donations to The Gideons International or Turkish World Outreach in lieu of owers. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.claryglenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Clinton L. Crow Colleen C. (Boots) Roberts, age 84 of Chipley, passed away Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, in the Sea Breeze Health Care Facility in Panama City. Colleen was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Bruce, to the late Noah and Inez Cook. A homemaker, she had been a resident of Chipley for the past 10 years. Colleen enjoyed the outdoors but her life centered on her family. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Richard James Roberts; a daughter, Karen Cranford and a sister, Iduma (Cookie) Rexrode. Survivors include two sons, Richard Roberts and wife Nikki of Wewahitchka, and James T. Roberts and Tammie of Chipley; two daughters, Debbie Dozier of Wewahitchka, and Julie Dunkleberger and husband Ron of Panama City Beach; one sister, Bobbie Jean Cook of Panama City; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2012 at 11a. m., at the graveside in Greenwood Cemetery in Panama City, with the Rev. Mike Young of ciating. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh. net. Colleen C. Roberts Mr. Carlie Red Junior Helms of Flowing Well Road, Bonifay, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. He was 75. Mr. Helms was born on July 22, 1937 in Holmes County, to the late Carlie G. and Vermer Ree Merritt Helms. After several years of service he retired from Coca-Cola. In addition to his parents, three brothers, Clarance Frank Helms, Robert Wayne Helms and Jerry Helms all preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sandra Gail Cheatom Helms of Bonifay; three daughters, Laura Cricket L. Tolley (Dean) of Hampton, Tenn., Mildred Mickey E. Raines (Gerald) of Bonifay and Clara Candy L. Green (Patrick) of Crawfordville; two brothers, Donald G. Helms and Billie Helms (Chris); two sisters, Juanita Anderson (Harold) and Ouida Ree McIntyre (Hank); eight grandchildren, Jeremy R. Raines, Jennifer R. Bamman, Shelley E. Raines, Jeffery E. Raines, Michael C. Raines, Aleasha G. Green, Joedee A. Green and Patrick J. Green Jr.; 10 greatgrandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Smith Chapel Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Pettis of ciating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the church beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18. Mr. Helms will remain in the church until service time on Tuesday. Stevie, Dusty, Terri, Danny, Patrick and Donnie will serve as pallbearers. Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www. sorrellsfuneralhomes. com. Carlie J. Helms CARLIE J. HELMS Mr. Guy Johnson, age 88, a resident of Bonifay, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. Mr. Johnson was born on March 22, 1924 the son of the late Jim and Nettie Pate Johnson. He graduated from Bethlehem High School in 1942. He worked for Supreme Ice Cream for 15 1/2 years and taught air condition/refrigeration at Washington Holmes Vocational Center, Chipley. He retired after teaching many years. He is preceded in death by his parents; his son, Terry Johnson; his sister, Elva Armstrong and his two brothers Fred J. and Arch Johnson. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Vermol Johnson, Bonifay; grandson, Mark Johnson (Tammy), Dothan, Ala.; granddaughter, Terri Spitler (Mick), Dothan, Ala.; one sister, Frances Ellis, Bonifay; one brotherin-law, W. T. Retherford, Bonifay; ve great grandchildren; one niece and several nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Live Oak Assembly of God, Highway 177A, Bonifay, FL 324257276. Bro. Kenneth Martin and Bro. Danny Carnley of ciated with Kendall Glover of Glover Funeral Home directing. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 1955 Hwy 177A, Bonifay, FL 32425. The family received friends Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., at Live Oak Assembly of God. Flowers were accepted or memorial contributions to Live Oak Assembly of God or Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue E, Marianna, FL 32446. Mr. Johnsons pallbearers were, Don Robinson, Millard Retherford, Albert Johnson, Wayne Retherford, Joe Armstrong, Guy Retherford and Frank Armstrong. Glover Funeral Home of Dothan is in charge of the arrangements, (334) 699-3888. Please sign the guestbook on line at www. gloverfuneral.com. Guy Johnson Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Davidson, age 93, of Vernon, passed away Feb. 13, 2013, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City. She was born Dec. 25, 1919, in Vernon, to the late James H. and Josie Russ Tharp. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Davidson was preceded in death by a brother, James Howard Tharp; a brother and sister-in-law, Hilton and Barbara Tharp; a sister, Orene Turnage; a stepson, Wayne Davidson; father-inlaw and mother-in-law, D.W. and Erma Davidson. Mrs. Davidson is survived by her husband, Robert L. Davidson of Vernon; one step-son, Gene Davidson of Chipley; one sister, Lottie Brown of Tullahoma, Tenn.; one sister-in-law, Nellie Tharp of Santa Rosa Beach; one brother-in-law, Milton Turnage of Dry Prong, La., and several extended family members. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Peel Funeral Home Chapel Vernon with the Rev. Dennis Boyett of ciating. Interment followed in New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends one hour prior to funeral. Ruby E. Davidson Wednesday, February 20, 2013 B4 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News

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THE STATE OF FLORIDA DENIED TO RESPOND, NOTICE OF DISHONOR WAS SERVED ON THE STATE OF FLORIDA ON OCTOBER 15, 2012; VIA CERTIFIED REGISTERED MAIL THE STATE REFUSED TO RESPOND, ON NOVEMBER 1, 2012 A “NOTARY PUBLIC” AS DISINTERESTED THIRD PARTY INTERVENER WAS COMMISSIONED TO CERTIFY AND SERVE CERTIFICATE OF NONRESPONSE; VIA CERTIFIED MAIL. ESTABLISHING ADJUDICATION OF GUILT ACCREDITED TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA. SHOULD THERE EXIST ANY PARTY WITH A BONIFIED VESTED INTEREST IN THESE PROCEEDINGS OR OUTCOME THEREOF, THIS FORMAL PUBLIC NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT AVAILS YOU TO TEN(10) DAYS FROM THE PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE TO CONTACT CLAIMANT AND STATE YOUR CLAIM FOR WHICH RELIEF MAY BE GRANTED. FAILURE TO COMPLY AS NOTICED RESULTS IN FORFEITING AND FORECLOSING ANY CHANCE OF EXPRESSING A CLAIM IN THIS MATTER. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser February 13, 20, 2013. 2-5232 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 30-2010-CA-000485 CITIMORTGAGE INC., Plaintiff, vs. BILLY J. MERRELL ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BILLY J. MERRELL; RACHEAL V. MERRELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RACHEAL V. MERRELL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Holmes County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Holmes County, Florida, described as: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 17 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 8708’59” EAST A DISTANCE OF 289.95 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0013’00” WEST A DISTANCE OF 442.00 FEET TO A 1/2 INCH IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 6106’38” WEST 65.87 FEET TO A 4 INCH BY 4 INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 2833’13” WEST 70.55 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 81 AND ALSO A 5/8 INCH CAPPED IRON ROD #5134; THENCE SOUTH 5405’07” EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 370.44 FEET TO A 1/2 INCH CAPPED IRON ROD #6469 MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 5405’07” EAST 164.25 FEET TO A 1/2 INCH IP; THENCE NORTH 3554’35” EAST 153.66 FEET TO A 4 INCH BY 4 INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE NORTH 6304’12” WEST 166.29 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD #6469; THENCE SOUTH 3554’35” WEST 127.69 FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, On the Front Steps of the Holmes County Courthouse, Bonifay, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on March 14, 2013. DATED THIS 12 DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013. 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 14 day of March, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By Diane Eaton, Deputy Clerk. THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser February 20, 27, 2013. 2-5223 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 30-2010-CA-000313 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, TAMMI J. ANDERSON A/K/A TAMMI JOY ANDERSON F/K/A TAMMI JOY CONNELL F/K/A TAMMI JOY BLAIR F/K/A TAMMI JOY STEWART, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, TAMMI J. ANDERSON A/K/A TAMMI JOY ANDERSON F/K/A TAMMI JOY CONNELL F/K/A TAMMI JOY BLAIR F/K/A TAMMI JOY STEWART, DECEASED Last Known Address: PUBLISH AND APPOINT GAL. Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Last Known Address: Unknown. Current Address: Unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Holmes County, Florida: COMMENCE AT A 4” X 4” X-CUT CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE OF 1325.08 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308) MARKING THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTHLINE A DISTANCE OF 832.47 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 432.77 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308); THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 251.66 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308); THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 432.77 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP(PLS 5308); THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 13 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 251.66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINING 2.50 ACRES MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A 40 FOOT WIDE INGRESS-EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A 40.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS-EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT LYING 20.00 FEET ON EACH SIDE OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT A 4” X 4” X-CUT CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 6 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 18 A DISTANCE OF 813.91 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308) MARKING THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH 25.00 ACRES OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 610.88 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308) MARKING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS CENTERLINE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 15 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 255.99 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308); THENCE RUN SOUTH 68 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 342.26 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP (PLS 5308); THENCE RUN SOUTH 86 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 291.76 FEET TO A 5/8” IROD AND CAP (PLS 5308); THENCE RUN SOUTH 13 DEGREES 17 MINUTES 25 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 104.90 FEET TO A 5/8” IRON ROD AND CAP MARKING THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 18 AND THE TERMINUS POINT OF THIS CENTERLINE. A/K/A 1441 REDBUG LN., WESTVILLE, FL 32464-3414 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before March 19, 2013, service on Plaintiff’s attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 28 day of January, 2013. Clerk of the Circuit Court 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 February 20, 27, 2013. 2-5229 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 30-2010-CA-000154 SEC.: CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, v. CLAYTON D. GRIMES ; TRACEY GRIMES; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 29, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 30-2010-CA-000154 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 14th day of March, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front of the Holmes County Courthouse, 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SE CORNER OF THE WEST OF THE NW OF NW OF SECTION 33, T7N, R14W, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN NORTH 70 YARDS; THENCE WEST 70 YARDS; THENCE SOUTH 70 YARDS; THENCE EAST 70 YARDS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTA1NING 1.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SE CORNER OF THE WEST OF THE NW OF NW OF SECTION 33, T7N, RI4W, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN N 0100`42” E ALONG SAID FORTY LINE 210.00 FEET; THENCE DEPART FORTY LINE AND RUN N 8903`34” W 210.00 FEET; THENCE S 0100`42” W 210.00 FEET; THENCE RUNS 89`03`34” E ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NW OF NW OF SEC. 33, 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, LESS S.R. #79 RIGHT OF WAY. 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. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administrator, Holmes County FL Phone: (850) 718-0026 DATED AT BONIFAY, FLORIDA THIS 11 DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2013. Diane Eaton. KYLE HUDSON CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser February 20, 27, 2013. 2-5231 PUBLIC NOTICE The Holmes County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing for the closure and abandonment of the following described portion: Located outside the City of Bonifay, and being a part of the East of the Southeast of Section 31, Township 5N, Range 14W; ie: Blocks 80 & 81. Said Public Hearing will be held on March 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioner’s Meeting Room located at 107 Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. The Board at this Hearing is authorized to close, abandon and vacate any interest the county has, if any, the above described road. The Hearing may be continued from time to time as may be necessary. The public is encouraged to attend. Monty Merchant, Chairman Holmes County Board of Commissioners. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser February 20, 27, 2013. 2-5230 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012CA000413 Circuit Civil Div. VANDERBILT MORTGAGE and FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee corporation authorized to transact business in Florida, Plaintiff, vs. DANIL R. WILLIAMS ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIL R. WILLIAMS; UNIDENTIFIED JOHN DOES(S) AND/OR UNIDENTIFIED JANE DOE(S), Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on February 4, 2013 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on March 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. (CST), at the Holmes County Courthouse, 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL 32425 for the following described property: Begin at Southwest corner of Southwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of Section 11, Township 4 North, Range 15 West, also being the Northwest corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 14, Township 4 North, Range 15 West and run North 00 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East along the West line of said Southwest 1/4 of Southwest 1/4 of said Section 11 a distance of 184.44 feet thence North 80 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds East 186.96 feet, thence South 00 degrees 52 minutes 01 seconds West 352.97 feet, thence South 70 degrees 13 minutes 20 seconds West 196.27 feet to said West line of Northwest 1/4 of Northwest 1/4, thence North 00 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East along said West line 202.80 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, lying in the Northwest 1/4 of Northwest 1/4 of Section 11, Holmes County, Florida. SUBJECT TO communication system Right-of-Way Easement in Official Records Book 160, Page 93. Together with that certain 1999 Clayton Dream 52’ x 28’ mobile home, bearing VIN/Serial No’s: WHC009309GAA and WHC009309GAB. Property Address: 2581 Urman Lane, Bonifay, FL 32425. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST 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: February 11, 2013. KYLE HUDSON, CLERK HOLMES COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT By: Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser February 20, 27, 2013. *Adopt*:Art Classes to Zoo Trips; all in between, baby will be our King/Queen *James & Helene* Expenses Paid FLBar42311 1800-522-0045 ADOPT: Childless teacher (33) and devoted husband (37) wish to adopt; promise unconditional love, opportunities. Expenses Paid. Kristie/Gabe. Attorney Adam Sklar, Bar#0150789. 1-888-387-9290 TOLL FREE. Will Spence, You are my heart and soul and I will wait forever, because without you my life would not have any meaning. Love always/forever -Patricia Annual Winter & Construction Auction DATE: Saturday February 23, 2013 8:00AM LOCATION: 5529 Hwy 231 North Campbellton Fl 32426 (4) Local Farm Dispersals, (3) Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Depts, city and county surplus, plus consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC# AB2766 850-263-0473 Office 850-258-7652 Chad Mason 850-849-0792 Gerald Mason www.masonauction.com

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser | B7 MARIANNA TOYOTA N o T e n t € T e n t S a l e No Tent € Tent Sale! SU P E R SA L E SUPER SALE MORE TO CHOOSE FROM! MORE TO CHOOSE FROM! 2961 Penn. Ave., Marianna, FL (850) 526-3511 € 1-800-423-8002 www.mariannatoyota.com MARIANNA TOYOTA Remember, If You Cant Come to Us, Just Give Us a Call, and Well Drive it to You! 7 Years, 100,000 Miles Limited Powertrain Warranty 1 Year, 12,000 Miles Platinum Warranty** Great Selection All prices and dealer discounts after dealer cash excludes tax, tag, registration and title and includes dealer fees. 0.0% SET Finance Tier 1,2,3,4. Approved Credit. Interest Rates as low as 0.0% on select new 2012 and new 2013 Corollas, Camrys, Prius, Rav-4s, Tundras, and Highlanders. E nds 02/28/13 Great Deals on All Pre-Owned Vehicles in Stock. Competitive Interest Rates to t your budget will make it easy for you to buy your next used car. NEW 2012 TOYOTA CAMRY MODELS (Excluding Hybrid) 5.7L V8 "XSP", 20" Alloy Wheels, Tow Pkg., SHARP! 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Jorge says Dont miss this Super Sale! Great Deals On AllNew 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4-Runners Siennas, Tundras Matrix & PriusCome Check OutThe New 2013 Toyota AvalonNew Re-DesignCome Test Drive One Today! Was $33,754 Best Buy $29,847 Model 2810 Stock #10107 Alloy Wheels, Leather Seats, Power Windows, Smart Keys0% WOW Save Moneywith approved credit NEW 2013 TOYOTA VENZA LEGreat Deals On All Pre-Owned Certi“ ed Toyota From A Yaris To A Sequoia, Come Check It Out! SALES ENDS 02/28/13 Ceramica de Espaa is relocating! Public Auction -Moving sale! Wed, Feb 27 @ 10am Preview: Day of Sale 9-10am 7700 NW 54 St, Miami, Fl 33166 Quality handmade & handpainted Spanish ceramics (all types), showroom displays, warehouse items, furniture, computers & more! www.moeckerauctions.com Moecker Auctions, Inc. (800) 840-BIDS 15% -18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin Seasoned & Green Woodfor sale. Great for cooking & heating. Split $40, delivery extra. Ask about Feb. Special.850-326-1962 For Sale! Yellow Kitchen Cabinet Free standing, w/ rooster, barn painted on door. 13’’d 18’’w 48’’h. $ 68.00 638-4953 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, In Original Plastic, Never Used, Org. $3,000, sacrifice $975.—CHERRY BEDROOM SET, Solid Wood, new in factory boxes—$895. Can Deliver. Bill (813) 298-0221. Fri & Sat, Feb 22 & 23. 8-3. 729 Sunday Rd, Chipley.Everything Must Go!. Prices to sell. Inside,back of house. 850-638-9414 AMMO-Zero Brand Ammunition. 9 MM, 40 S&W, 38 SPL. Limited supply.Rifle/Shotgun inserts. Zero and Truglo(R ) Dealer.CBL 850-260-1342 GUN SHOWMar. 2nd & 3rd Nat’l Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Text FL24233 to 56654 $399 Cancun All Inclusive Special Stay 6 Days In A Luxury BeachFront Resort With Meals And Drinks For $399! http://www. cancun5star.com/ 888-481-9660 DISH Network. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-888-685-4144 Do you have 10 or more acres of Timber that you would like to harvest? Call AMP Inc. at (334)222-0838. For Sale! 285 Ferguson Tractor $8,000, Pool Table w/return balls $150.00, Pool Cues w/holder 4 adult, 2 child $ 50.00 IF you are working on Ceramic items and need a kiln to fire those items call 547-5244 Wanted to Rent; Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2013. 850-718-1859. WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. AZAELA SALE Big & small, lots to choose from. Cheap prices, great quality. Arbor Lane Nursery. 2636 Burner Dairy Rd, Vernon. 535-9886 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Receptionist Front Desk/House Keeping at Holiday Inn Express in Bonifay. Apply in person at Chipley Days Inn or Holiday Inn Express in Bonifay. No phone calls. Family Support Worker Seeking caring individual to provide intensive in-home parent support services. Candidates should possess knowledge of child growth/development and parent-child relationships, and have the ability to relate to families from a strength-based perspective. This position will work out of Chipley, but will serve families residing in Jackson, Washington, and Holmes Counties. Qualifications require a high school diploma and at least 1 year professional experience in a human services field serving children and their families. Position description and application available at Habilitative Services, 4440 Putnam St., Marianna. This position sponsored by Habilitative Services of N. Florida, Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, and State of Florida Dept. of Children & Families. Closing 5:00 PM 2/22/2013. EEO. Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our Medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice. In Bonifay Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. Part Time/Full Time Inmate Work Crew Supervisor. One position is 25 hours per week and one is 40 hours per week, $10 per hour. Both positions are temporary for 6 months only. You must be able to pass the DOC background check. Submit applications to the Holmes County Commissioners Office, 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. Applications and a complete job description can be downloaded at www.holmescountyfl.org or may be picked up at the County Commissioner’s office. Deadline to submit applications will be March 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm. For more information contact Sherry Snell at 850-547-1119. Holmes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Logistics/TransportEARN EXTRA INCOMENEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Contractors Needed To Verify and Resolve Newspaper Subscriber Delivery Issues. Looking for a carrier in Washington Co., Jackson Co., or the Youngstown/ Fountain area The News Herald needs three independent contractors to work from 3:00 am until 7:00 am everyday Monday through Sunday Must have: Be 18 yrs or older A reliable vehicle Proof of Auto Insurance A valid driver’s license If interested, Please contact Colin Parker at 850-625-7466 or cparker@chipley paper.com Maintenance The City of Vernon, Fl will accept application for the position of Facility Maintenance / Custodial worker. Various janitorial duties, plus routine maintenance to City owned properties and minor repairs. Starting Salary $8.50/hr. part-time 20 hours a week, flexible hours may be required at times to accommodate activities, I.e. evenings or weekends. Apply at City Hall, 2808 Yellow Jacket Dr. Vernon Fl; Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, application deadline is February 28th. Pre-employment drug testing is required. The City of Vernon is a Drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer. Apply Now, 13 Drivers. Top 5% Pay & Benefits. Credential, Fuel, & Referral Bonus Avail. Class A CDL Required (877)258-8782 www.ad-drivers.com 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 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 Driver Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 Safety, $.01 Production, $.01 MPG. Two raises in first year. 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com 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 Drivers HIRING EXPERIENCED/INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Earn up to $.51 per Mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: 877882-6537 www. OakleyTransport.com GO SHOPPING. GET PAID! Join Today and Become A Secret Shopper In Your Area. To learn more visit http://joinstn.com Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731/ www. bulldoghiway.com. EOE IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/ Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Don’t Delay, Call Today! 866-467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012 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 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-203-3179 www.CenturaOnline. com Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 A 1500 sq. ft. apartment One master bedroom. 2 bathrooms. Fully furnished. Bonifay area. No pets. $800/mo. (850)547-2096. SpaciousOne Bedroom $450 Two Bedroom $475. Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. Townhouse Apartments for rent Bonifay and Chipley (850)547-2627 1 BD Cottage-clean, smoke-free, partly furnished, washer and dryer hook up, water and lawn care. No pets.. Near Graceville 263-2748 4 Bdrm/2 bath Fully furnished. Bonifay. No pets. $1000/mo. (850)547-2096. 2BR/1BA House in country. East of Chipley. Sotve, DW, fridge, water, lawn care included. App Required $675/month plus deposit. 850-658-4299. 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. 5BR/3BA 2 Story Home for Rent or Sale On 15 acres, half way between Chipley & Graceville. Call 850-638-2363 or 850-415-3430. Leave Message Brick house with 3 Bdrm/1 1/2 bath just northeast of Bonifay. No Pets. $700/per month. 1st & last month plus security deposit required. (850)547-3129. Home For Rent 3BR/ 1.5BA A/C Wausau. $650.00 Rent $650.00 Deposit. No Pets. 638-7601 ALSO FOR RENT 3BR/1BA, AC Bonifay, FL. $550.00 rent/ $550.00 Deposit. No pets. 638-7601 House for rent, lease or sell 3 Bedroom. 714 Nebraska Ave., Bonifay, Fl. (850)428-6512, (850)956-2073. Houses For Sale/ Owner Financing. 3bd houses & apartments for rent. Furnished affiency apartments for rent. Call Martha 850-547-2531 REDUCED rent or sale. 3BD/2BA, handicapped equip. 3BD/1.5BA in Chipley. CH&A, large lots. Conveniently located. 850-481-5352 or 850-441-8181 or 850-547-2091. 2 BD apartment for Rent. or 2 single rooms. Rooms include water, sewer, garbage, electric. $450/month. Call. (850)547-5244. 2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 850-849-6842, 850326-0582, 850-638-7315. For Rent 3 BR DW. Near Chipley water & sewage included. $650/mth. ALSO 2BD 2BA single wide in Bonifay. Water & sewage included. $465/mth. 638-2999 FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 RENOVATED HOUSE FOR SALE4BR, 1 Bath 1500 sq ft, 2nd St Chipley $49,900 CALL(850) 263-3267 Text FL41040 to 56654 Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109. BETTIES COUNTRY REALTYBETTIE L. SLAY, BROKER 205 E. NORTH AVE., BONIFAY, FLORIDA 32425 850-547-35103 AC 4 BR 2 BA FIXER UPPER-$39,900 € 4 BR 2.5 BA ON 4 ACRES-$95,000 € LARGE 3 BR 2 BA BRICK REDUCED-$89,900 € 43 ACRES-$77,500 € 4 BR 1.5 BA BRICK-$89,900 € 2 BR FISH CAMP-$39,900 € 2 BR HOME ON 1 ACRE-$42,500 € 41+ ACRES W/ 3 MHS & 4 PONDS-$129,900 € 2 BR INTOWN-$39,000 € 9 ACRES WRIGHTS CREEK-$31,900 € NICE 3 BR 2 BA ON 1 AC-$102,000 € 2 HOMES ON 13 AC HWY FRONT-$159,000 € 3 BR 2 BA DWMH ON 3+ ACRES-$82,000 € 15 ACRES-$28,500 € 3 BR 2 BA BRICK ON GOLF COURSE-$129,900 € 59+ACRES W/3 BR HOME-$89,900 € 2 BR 2 BA SUNNYHILLS REDUCED-$44,900 € NICE 3 BR 1 BA BRICK-$87,500 € 10 AC 4 BR 2 BA HOME PAVED ROAD REDUCED-$134,900 € EXECUTIVE 4 BR 2.5 BA BRICK ON 19+ AC-$350,000www.bettiescountryrealtyonline.com Call T o Place An Ad In Classifieds. W ashington County N ews (850) 638 0212 H olmes County T imes-Advertiser (850) 547 9414

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