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Holmes County times-advertiser ( June 19, 2013 )

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50 www.bonifaynow.com For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF imes imes imes T dvertiser imes imes imes imes T T dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser A HOLMES COUNTY F r o m the A ss o ci a t es o f S t o r e 2114 By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce enjoyed its rst evening social on June 27, its rst alternative to the usual Chamber Breakfast. Normally we would make announcements and give you the latest news, but I think for our rst evening social, I think well just enjoy each others company, said Julia Bullington, Chamber coordinator. Though I must say, weve got plenty to celebrate as we just got the latest unemployment stats in for May 2013. She announced the unemployment rate in Holmes County is down to 5.7 percent, which is 1.3 percent lower then last years number of 7 percent. Were seeing great things happening in Holmes County, Bullington said. Keep buying locally, selling locally and employing locally. We also wanted to thank our evenings sponsors, Modern Tech Squad and Performance Realty, in addition to St. Sebastian Winery, our newest chamber member, who has provided a few cases of their red and white wines for a little tasting. Bullington said St. Sebastian Winery has one of its headquarters in St. Augustine, but its largest vineyard in Florida, 45 acres, is in Holmes County. Thats 450 acres of taxes paid to Holmes County, Bullington said. We also had two ribbon cutting ceremonies for two new businesses. We welcomed Spectrum Counseling Services and Of cials ID 2 victims of fatal I-10 wreck From Staff Reports MILTON Of cials have identi ed two of the three people killed in the June 16 wreck on Interstate 10. Dustin Richard Davis, 22, of Chipley, was driving a 1993 Jeep Cherokee about 2:45 a.m. with 22-year-old Bonifay resident Amy Rachel Owens riding in his passenger seat, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Davis was driving westbound in the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 when he hit a 2007 Jeep Wrangler driving in the eastbound lane at mile marker 36, according to FHP. The name of the 2007 Jeep driver has not been released. Both vehicles burst into ames and were fully engulfed by the time emergency responders arrived. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information relating to the incident should contact FHP Cpl. B. Davis at 484-5000, ext. 306. Superintendent says county fair grounds would be ideal place By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Superintendent of Holmes County Schools Eddie Dixon announced June 25 that the intended location for the new Bonifay Middle and Elementary School is the Holmes County Fair Grounds. Dixon made the announcement during the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners June 25 meeting. The fair grounds behind the Holmes County High School is the ideal location because we can then have all the schools in one location, Dixon said. The old high school, which is the middle school now, was built in the early s, while the elementary school was built in 1969. The middle school had clay pipes, which are now completely gone, and thats just one of the many reasons we need new schools. County Attorney Jeff Goodman asked Dixon about the boards role in this endeavor. We need some sort of agreement that if we acquire the funding, then well be able to reach some sort of agreement concerning that property, Dixon said. Representatives from the Department of Education will be down next week; perhaps you can send a representative on behalf of the board to attend? The board approved of sending commissioners Kenneth Williams and Goodman to all negotiations involving the process of building these new schools at the Holmes County Fair Grounds. Holmes County Constitutional Of cers including Property Appraiser Otis Corbin, Supervisor of Elections Debbie Wilcox, Clerk of Court Kyle Hudson, Holmes County Tax Collector Harry B. Bell III and County Judge Owen Powell were present to request that the county do a feasibility study for Holmes County to have a governmental complex. We dont want it tonight, we Dixon proposes school location Holmes County Chamber enjoys evening social CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser As an alternative to the usual Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, the Chamber had an evening social June 27. See SCHOOL A2 See CHAMBER A2 INDEX Opinion ................................ A4 Watermelon Festival ........ A6-A7 Extra .................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classi eds ............................ B6 Vernon celebrates Fourth of July VERNON Vernon will have its annual Fourth of July celebration Thursday, with a parade at 4 p.m., food, vendors, entertainment by the Gilleys Family Opry and a reworks display at 9 p.m. The event is free, and the public is invited. Libraries to close July 4-5 All branches of the Washington County Public Library will be closed July 4-5, in observance of the July 4 holiday. The library will open for its regularly scheduled hours on Monday. 26th annual Varnum reunion to be July 6 CHIPLEY The 26th annual Varnum Reunion will be at 11 a.m. July 6 at the Blue Lake Community Center on State Road 77. Bring your favorite meat, covered dish or dessert and a healthy appetite. RSVP to Gloria Clark at 6383892 or gloriaclark@ att.net. Dr. Magical Balloons to be at library CHIPLEY The Dr. Magical Balloons will be at the Washington County Ag Center in Chipley at 10 a.m. July 9. This is a free show sponsored by the Washington County Public Library. Wednesday, JULY 3 2013 Volume 123, Number 12 Photos by Cecilia Spears | Times-Advertiser Even with a downpour only hours before, the Holmes County Ministerial Associations annual Panhandle Patriotic Celebration drew in crowds by the thousands on the evening of June 30. For more photos, see Page B1 BANG! SHOW GOES OFF WITH A Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 N.D. Miller Distribution Company was early Bonifay business HAPPY CORNER, A4

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Local A2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, July 3, 2013 e ne w College of A pplied S tudies at FSU P anama City was appr o v ed b y the FSU Boar d of T r ustees in J une 2010 and allo ws the campus to mor e easily r espond to wor kfor ce needs in our ar ea. W e invite y ou to suppor t e Campaign for O ur Community s U niv ersity by helping us build an endo wment for tomorr o w s jobs. O ur goal is to establish a $5 million endo wment for the College of A pplied S tudies b y 2017, which will allo w FSU P anama City to establish student scholarships, implement ne w degr ee pr ograms and pr o vide ne w equipment and technology T o learn ho w y ou can suppor t our community s univ ersity contact M ar y B eth Lo vingood at (850) 770-2108 or mblo vingood@pc.fsu.edu. THE CAMP AIGN FOR OUR C OMMUNIT Y S UNIVERSIT Y E ndo wment for T omorr o w s J obs $4 ,50 0, 000 $50 0, 000 $1,50 0, 000 $2,50 0, 000 $3 ,50 0, 000 $4 ,50 0, 000 $0 $1, 000 000 $2, 000 000 $3 00 0, 000 $4 00 0, 000 $5 00 0, 000 GO AL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting on July 18, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, T allahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T The meeting will be open to the public. W e w o u ld l i k e t o t h a n k e v e r y o n e f o r y o u r P r a y e r s, lov e a n d k i n d n e s s d u ri n g t h is d i cu l t t i m e a t t h e lo s s o f o u r b r o t h e r R ex. W e a p p r e cia t e t h e f ood o r w h a t e v e r y o u d id t o h e l p us. a n ks t o Cov e n a n t H o s p ic e M a ria n n a f o r t h e i r h e l p a n d s u p po r t A s pe cia l th a nk s to B r oth e r T o m m y M o o r e R ita S m ith a n d Be t h le h e m M e t h od is t C h u r c h Co n g r e g a t io n, a lso P e e l F u n e r a l H o m e e F a m il y of R e x B H a r r i s just want you to do a study to see if its feasible, Powell said. One of our more pressing needs is to get the Supervisor of Elections ofce out of the courthouse. Its subjecting our voters to the bad company that fre quent that courthouse, and every day, it poses a compromise in security to the courthouse. Powell said with one building, there would be shared facilities such as a conference room, and that would save the county money in the long run. I think there will be funding avail able for such a facility, and we are to gether on this as a unied front, Pow ell said. We just want a good start to get going. Bell said he was anticipating a large amount of growth coming to Hol mes County, and they would need the additional ofce space and parking for county business. My situation is kind of urgent, Wilcox said. Our voters did very well coming to the back of the courthouse for early voting, and the government was very exible with us; however, it is still a requirement that early voting be done at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce, and our voters have the right to feel safe when coming to vote. Being near the courthouse makes for a hos tile environment. Commissioner Bill Parish suggest ed the study be held off until the next budget cycle. The building itself isnt going to be nished until further down the road at any rate, so theres time for the study to be included in our next budgeting cycle, Parish said. I do agree that we have an urgent matter at the moment and suggest we nd a place to relocate the Supervisor of Elections Ofce as soon as possible until this governmen tal complex can become established. The board agreed to look into a pos sible new location temporarily for the Supervisor of Elections Ofce. The board approved of building a Mosquito Control Building to house the mosquito spray truck and chemi cals at the Recycling Center for the amount of $12,595, which will come out Mosquito Controls budget. The board approved of extending its contracts with Melvin Engineering and Preble Rish for another year. Chairman Monty Merchant said he spoke with the Department of Trans portation, and it looks as though they might have additional funds to help widen County Road 2 from County Road 82 to the Walton County Line; however, it would help if the board made it a top priority. This doesnt devalue the impor tance of the repairs needed for Thomas Drive and Duncan Road, it just pushes it up so that the project can be started on this year, Merchant said. Thomas Drive and Duncan Road still wont be eligible for work until 2017. The board approved of placing County Road 2 at the top of its priority list. The board also approved of Hol mes County Extension Director Shep Eubanks recommendation to hire Wendy Smith as the new extension of ce secretary. Out of 22 applicants and eight in terviews, she was the best choice, Eubanks said. She has over 17 years of experience, her test scores were the highest and she had outstanding references. The board approved Director of Holmes County Emergency Manage ment Wanda Staffords request to ex tend the Emergency Operations Cen ter hours from 35 hours per week to 40, with a vote of 4 to 1, with Merchant voting no. Stafford conrmed demands on the Emergency Operations Center had been increasing, and the additional hours would not be of any cost to the county. We will continue to do our best to support you all and do the best job that we can, Stafford said. Commissioner Bobby Sasnett moved to have a local bus drivers driveway repaired, but it died because of lack of second. Goodman said there was some room to work if it was private property being used for public purposes, and the other commissioners were reluc tant because it was private property. Merchant asked about the ongo ing efforts to beautify the courthouse and Board of County Commissioners building. County Engineer Whitney Nelson from Melvin Engineering said he had submitted a plan that would cost $2,128 and would enlist the help of inmate la bor and a local nursery. Board agreed to look into asking the Bonifay Garden Club for their ad vice as well. The next scheduled Holmes County Board of County Commissions meet ing is set for 9 a.m. July 9. Panhandle Land Title LLC, and if we could see two grand openings a month, that would be great. Stephanie Smith with the Holmes County TimesAdvertiser and Washington County News announced the Holmes and Washington County Chamber of Commerce would be hosting a free business semi nar for current and potential small business own ers from 9-11 a.m. July 17 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospitals Specialty Center in Chipley. I highly recommend that anyone who has a small business or is interested in establishing a small business attend this seminar, Smith said. Ive had the distinct pleasure of hearing the guest speaker once before, and he is dynamic. Its just two hours out of your day, and it is more than worth it. CHAMBER from page A1 SCHOOL from page A1CE C ILIA SPEAR S | Times-Advertiser Superintendent of Holmes County Schools Eddie Dixon reveals the school boards intended location of the new Bonifay Elementary and Middle School at the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners June 25 meeting. CLARIFICA TION The charge for which Aaron Lee Mitchell was arrested was changed to disorderly conduct, according to a court disposition dated June 17. It is the policy of the Washington County News and the Holmes County Times-Advertiser to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarify a story, call 638-0212 or email news@chipleypaper.com.

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CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@ bonifaynow.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Cathrine Lamb: clamb@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING Stephanie Smith: ssmith@chipleypaper.com 850-638-0212 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. Nicole P. Bare eld, Publisher Randal Seyler, Editor Cameron Everett, Production Supervisor Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. 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. OPINION www.bonifaynow.com A Page 4 Section Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Firecracker Day makes a comeback In what pundits label as the most popular event in Washington County, the 2013 Panhandle Watermelon Festival which consistently attracts large crowds, will be history by the time this article is printed. Should all indicators prove correct, it will possibly be remembered as the biggest and best as it commemorates its 57th year. Chairman, Judge Colby Peel, and his committee of lieutenants are to be congratulated for successfully carrying out this well structured weekend of fun activities which pays tribute to the cash crop watermelons, which many farmers have depended upon for decades to nancially supplement other income. For more than 50 years, local citizens and throngs of visitors were standing by awaiting to attend Bonifays All Night Sing following Chipleys watermelon festival. The famed WBGC-Radio newscaster, J. Harvey Ethridge, always billed the event as the biggest all night singing in the world. I dont know of any challenge that he ever received with that statement. That historic annual singing event for Holmes County enjoyed tremendous successes for many years before falling on hard times a few years ago, resulting in the discontinuing of the mammoth event for the past two years. The good news is that a gospel sing for that established night, nearest to the Fourth of July, is being advertised to be staged on July 6 at the Holmes County High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of having the popular All Night Singing become the gigantic and popular event that it once was. This years sing will host The Nelons, who have soared to the top of national radio charts. Vernon started its Independence Day holiday, with an event called Vernon Firecracker Day and Homecoming. The rst celebration was held July 4, 1975 and those recognized at the brainchild of organizing the gigantic festival include Sam Mitchell, Waller Everett, Theodore Simmons, Jerry Tyre, George and Alma Vann and a host of others. The supporting organizations were a combined effort of the Vernon Lions Club and the Vernon High School Quarterback Club. The planned event was carried out at Vernons High School Football stadium with food, entertainment, games for children, a mammoth reworks display and other activities. From the outset, the festive occasion stressed the patriotic theme, and the plan to continue the annual celebration each July 4th. The event thrived for several years and was well attended. Support from other organizations and individuals, including some noted of ce holders, joined in the community effort. As the festival grew in attendance, some well-known entertainment groups were brought into the town for performances. Included in this number were Little Jimmy Dickens, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunlighters and Mel Tillis and his band. Then State Senator, Dempsey J. Barron, was credited with bringing Mel Tillis as the two of them were personal friends. In 1981, the Vernon Firecracker Day probably reached its peak. A Vernon High School Alumni Club had been formed under the leadership of Dale Taylor, and other of cers, with the groups main goal being to support Vernons big day each July 4. The schedule of events were listed in a Souvenir Booklet, complete with pictures of Vernon homes and with elected of cials, businesses and individuals paying for advertising to cover expenses of the celebration. In that year, activities included a Fishing Rodeo and Canoe Races on Holmes Creek, a 10.000 meter Road Race, as well as downtown Parade and Barbeque being served on the towns square. At sundown, action shifted to the football eld where a variety of bluegrass and gospel music was performed. There was also food, arts and crafts and games for children For some unknown reason, the Vernon Firecracker Day fell by the wayside from 1981 until 2004. It was then rejuvenated thanks to the efforts of the Vernon Merchants Association, headed by newcomers to the business community, Bill and Peggy Dobbins. The big day has survived the upheaval in the widening of Highway 79 and the construction of the two new Vernon Bridges spanning Holmes Creek, with a separate structure accommodating traf c both north and south. Traf c is moving in a more orderly fashion presently with the completion of most of the road work. Vernon now has its rst traf c light and plans for beauti cation of the historic Vernon Square is underway by the Vernon Garden Club. The Vernon Firecracker Day is scheduled for July 4 and local media has printed the schedule which will include some added attractions. It was the writers privilege to support and attend the earlier Firecracker Days at his Alma Mater of Vernon. At the very rst event in 1975, when the Prattler was entertaining entering the political arena for county judge, my friend, Bob Jones, and employee of the Sheriffs Department, unknowingly snapped my picture. On Monday morning, he presented it to me at the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store, with the typewritten caption Politicin? This is one of my treasured keepsake items from the many varied careers of Perry Wells. These different job experiences have given me ten wonderful years of writing Perrys Prattle. Hopefully, your writer will be able to attend some of the attractions at Vernons Firecracker Day and once again enjoy this patriotic worthwhile extravaganza which celebrates this Washington Countys town rich heritage and history. See you at Vernon on July 4 and see you next week with more prattle. SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISER Little Jimmy Dickens shown at a Grand Ole Opry appearance where he continues to perform almost every week even though past 90 years old. PERRYS PRATTLE Perry Wells Recently my friend Edna Bellot McDonald was given a picture of the opening of the warehouse adjacent to the railroad track on Waukesha St (Highway 79) which housed the N.D. Miller Company. The company was an early Bonifay business owned by Mr. N.D. Miller who also owned the Eureka Hotel. His widow, Chrissie Cawthon Miller, lived at the Hotel for many years and was a social xture in Bonifay. Until the new building was occupied in 1950, the wholesale grocery business warehouse was located north of the hotel, behind Evans Department Store and the building next door. Barbara Miller Harts eld, great niece of N.D. Miller, writes her recollections in The Heritage of Holmes County, Florida. She writes about her father, Jefferson Brown Miller whose own father had died when he was but two years old. He had an uncle, Julian Miller, who was a father gure to the young Brown. After graduating from The University of Florida and marrying an Indiana native, Irene Best, a nurse whom he met in Gainesville, Brown moved to Bonifay and worked for his uncle, N.D. Miller. Since N.D. and Chrissy were childless, at his death, Brown inherited the grocery distribution company and operated it until it closed in 1961. For a time he also operated a grocery store in downtown Bonifay next door to Evans Department store where Pats Electric/ The Bead Garden is located today. Barbara remembers walking from the warehouse through the back door to the grocery store. Since Edna Bellot McDonald was a long time employee of the business, when Julian Miller II was given scrap book memorabilia by Browns second wife, Arlen Strickland Miller, he contacted Edna and gave her the picture. She was able to identify the people and remembered working with them. Mr. Ben Smith drove a truck for the company. Trips to Louisiana brought back sugar. Before Christmas, a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn brought candy for the season. Edna particularly remembers Brock candy bars and cream drops. Warehouse workers were Hilton Pate and Tom Pettis. Capt. Julius Bellot, Ednas dad who got his title as captain of a prison camp was a salesman as was Rev. Herman McDonald, and Willard Newsome who also served as warehouse manager. The of ce staff was comprised of Willadean Dyson Pate, Mary Methvin Cox, Edna, and Arlen. Edna McDonald, Arlen Miller and Ben Smith are the only ones pictured who are still living. Stores in town and the nearby outlying area came to the warehouse with their orders where they were lled on the spot. Deliveries were made as far away as Crestview to the west, but Edna wasnt sure how far east they went since Daf ns in Marianna was in the same business. Some of the stores we could recall were Haglers at Bethlehem School, Hodges and Jenkins in Caryville, Brigmans in Westville, Owens and McFatters in Vernon, Tobias and Dasengers in Chipley, Methvins and O. K. Williams in Bonifay, and Cullifers north of town. One of Ednas duties was to put the state tax stamps on the individual cigarette packages. This was before the health risks of smoking were known and cigarette sales were a big part of the companys business. She described how they would be carefully dumped from the carton, the stamp then had to be moistened and af xed. Then they had to be returned to the carton. Barbara Miller recalled that Mrs. McDonald taught her and Ednas sister, Sarah Bellot, to do the stamping. They became quite pro cient as they competed to see who could do the most stamps. In the Heritage book, Barbara tells a story that her dad, Brown Miller told. On Saturdays the delivery trucks would be lled with gasoline ready for the Monday deliveries. As summer came on, he noticed that the gasoline would run out too soon. He suspected that young people coming back from the beach on Sunday night were siphoning gasoline from the companys trucks. So he devised a plan. He had the tanks drained and lled with water. On Monday, there were several cars bearing Alabama tags stalled along North Highway 79. The N.D. Miller Co closed its doors in 1961 when chain stores made their appearance. The building was bought by Clearance Phillips as headquarters for his Holmes County Milling Co, a feed mill and farm supply store. It is still in that family today operated as Holmes County Farm Supplies by Carolyn Phillips Cooley and husband, Jerry. N.D. Miller Distribution Company was early Bonifay business HAPPY CORNER Hazel Wells Tison SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISER This 1950 photo of the N.D. Miller Co. staff includes Willadean Dyson Pate, Mary Methvin Cox, Edna Bellot McDonald, Arlen Strickland Miller, Ben Smith, Hilton Pate, Tom Pettis, Julius E. Bellot, J. Brown Miller, C.L. Geiger, Herman McDonald, an unidenti ed Stokely-Van Camp representative and Willard Newsom.

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P eter is the gr andson of the la te Mr and Mrs Henry F ontenot of Lafa y ette LA, and Mrs Mary R amsey and the la te Mr J ames R amsey of Hollandale MS P eter is a 1997 gr adua te of Deer Cr eek School and a 2002 gr adua te of Delta Sta te Uni v ersity in Mississippi with a bachelor's degr ee in nance He is curr entl y emplo y ed with M4 De v elopment in Dothan, AL. The w ed ding is planned f or J ul y 27 th 2013 a t The Gr and on F oster St. in Dothan a t 6:00pm. Rivenbark-Rams ey Engagement W e a r e ex ci t e d t o a nn o un ce t h a t H a w k in s F a mi l y M e dicin e w i l l o ci a l l y o p en J u l y 8 t o b eg in s e ein g p a t ien ts. B o t h Dr H a w k in s a n d M eg a r e h o m et o w n ra i s e d a n d a l umni o f H CHS. Dr H a w k in s i s b o a r d cer t i e d in F a mi l y M e dicin e a n d c ur r en t l y s er v es a s t h e C hief o f M e dic a l S t a a t D o c t o r s M em o r i a l H os p i t a l H e p r o v ides m e dic a l c a r e f o r a l l a g es f r o m n e w b o r n t o e lder l y a lo n g w i t h p er f o r min g n um er o u s in-o ce min o r s ur g ic a l p r o ce d ur es. M eg i s cer t i e d in W o m en's C a r e a n d s e es ado les cen t t o ad u l t l adies f o r t h eir p r e v en t a t i v e ac u t e o r c hr o nic c a r e n e e d s. O ur p a t ien ts a r e c a r e d f o r in m u l t i p le s et t in gs in c l udin g h os p i t a l a n d n ur sin g h o m e W e p le dg e t o p r o v ide ex cep t io n a l m e dic a l c a r e t o t h e co mm uni t y t h a t h a s co n t r i b u t e d s o m uc h t o w h o w e a r e C a l l us t o d a y a t 547-4440 f o r a n a p p o in t me n t a nd f o l l o w us o n F ac e b o o k! 310 E BYRD A VE S UITE B B O NIF A Y FL 32425 M O N-THURS 8:00AM 5:00 PM FRI 8:00AM 12:00 PM 850-547-4440 N O W O P EN!! From Staff Reports PANAMA CITY The Pan handle and Gulf area em ployment scene isnt get ting any better but it isnt getting any worse either, according to Gulf Coast Workforce Board numbers released Friday. The area had a negative 2 percent employment growth margin the gap between the number of jobs and num ber of job seekers while the rest of the state saw a growth of 1.6 percent. In Washington County, the numbers ticked up onetenth of a percent, rising to 7.6 percent in May, up from 7.5 percent in April. In Holmes County, the in crease was from 5.3 percent in April to 5.7 in May, or fourtenths of a percent. Workforce Board Execu tive Director Kim Bodine said the lack of growth has been because more people are beginning to look for work after sitting on the sidelines for the last few months. The Workforce Board Region Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties unemploy ment rate clicked up from 6.2 to 6.3 percent. Bay Countys number stayed at 6.3 percent When you dig deeper into the numbers, you will see that both the labor force and the employment force, two different things, expe rienced growth over the month, Bodine said regard ing the region. The labor force grew from 99,789 in April to 100,984 in May. The number of employed residents grew from 93,574 in April to 94,658 in May. This means more people are feeling condent about getting back into the work force and are starting to seek employment again. Still, over the past year, the Bay County area alone lost more than 500 jobs in the leisure, hospitality, pro fessional and business ser vices areas, according to the gures released Friday. An additional 200 jobs were lost in the transporta tion and utilities area, while another 100 jobs were lost in the education, nancial ac tivities and health services or government areas. Bodine refuted those numbers. We believe that in real ity our tourism season has resulted in larger revenues and more jobs than last year. I am not sure that the data collection was correct, Bodine said. Floridas seasonally ad justed unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in May, the lowest since September 2008, when it was 7 percent. The May rate was down 0.1 percentage point from the April rate of 7.2 percent and was 1.7 percentage points lower than the yearago rate of 8.8 percent. There were 671,000 job less Floridians out of a labor force of 9,427,000. The U.S. May unemploy ment rate was 7.6 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the U.S. rate and was below the na tional rate for the third con secutive month. Employment numbers stay steady in Northwest Florida LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATESCounty May April May 2012 Bay 6.3 6.3 7.8 Calhoun 6.4 6.1 8.1 Franklin 5.2 5 6.5 Gulf 6.6 6.4 8.5 Holmes 5.7 5.3 7 Jackson 5.5 5.3 7.1 Walton 4.1 4.1 5.3 Washington 7.6 7.5 9.3 N EE D H E LP?The Gulf Coast Workforce Board encourages anyone negatively affected by the recently imposed sequester to visit its new website at workforcecenter.org to nd part-time work to help ll in the gap. A quick search on the Employ Florida Marketplace website Friday resulted in 298 part-time positions open in the region. For help utilizing the system, contact the Workforce Center at 850-872-4340, 625 U.S. 231, Panama City. T ur n y our b usiness int o a high perf or mance mac hine! Attend the ActionCOACH 5 W ays to Grow your Business Seminar W ednesday July 17, 9 11a.m. NFCH Specialty Center This seminar is FREE t o W ashingt on, Holmes and J ac kson County Chamber of Commer ce Member s. All other s pa y $5*, b ut ad v ance r egistr ation is r equir ed t o at t end! Make checks payable to W ashington County Chamber of Commer ce If you are like most business owners, you want more customers, revenue and pro ts. The ActionCoach 5 W ays focuses on the key areas that really drive pro ts and can boost your bottom line: Call the W ashington County Chamber at 850-638-4157 to register J ul y 1 0 and g et a pr e-seminar e v aluation! Chipley Fla. By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com HA R TF OR D, Ala. Sponsors ranging from all over lower Alabama and the tri-county area are pulling together to put on a free benefit con cert for Kendrea White, who is a 23-year-old with Lyme disease, Crohns disease and Borreliosis, which attacks the brain, and is currently hospi talized at Southeast Ala bama Medical Center for C-difficile. The concert is titled Kendreas Prayer for Hope Concert and will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Park in Hartford, Ala. on Sat urday, July 27. Vendors and entertainment from the Glovers from Slo comb, Caylee Anna, Just Jaded, Jerome Jackson and much more. Its due to lack of fi nances that she hasnt been able to receive proper treatment, said Jeannine Webb, coor dinator from Bonifay. Without insurance it is virtually impossible for her to receive the proper treatment. Her mother, Kim Harris, has lost her home and her job to be Kendreas full time caregiver and its taken a lot out of both of them. Webb explained that the concert is free and if there are vendors in terested in setting up the vender fee has been waived. For more information contact Jason Powell Productions at 850-2581085 or Webb at 547-4514 or 547-8083. Free benet concert for Kendrea White

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Local A8 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, July 3, 2013 INF ANT O F P R A GUE C O UN CIL 10513 Wishing to thank W almart and all those that contributed to the Intellectually Disabled Fund Drive over the past couple of weeks. Y our generosity and support helped us raise over $3,000.00 that will be given to the ARC of W ashington-Holm es Counties ser ving individuals with development and intellectual disabilities. Heat pump wat er heat ers pr o vide as much as $300 in ener gy sa vings per y ear compar ed t o a traditional elec tr ic wat er heat er and y ou get t wice as much hot wat er fr om each k ilo watt -hour of elec tr icit y consumed V isit w w w .gcec .com or w w w .w estor ida.coop t oda y f or mor e details S tar t a hea t pump w a t er hea t er r ev olution www .kubota.com K ubota T ractor Corpora tion 2013 C ar p et & C er amic O utlet Y OUR HOMET O WN L O W P RICE! HUGE REMNANT SALE! 12 x 9 T an F riez e ...................................... $ 95 50 12 x 12 Dar k G r een Plush ........................ $ 139 90 12 x 13 Ligh t T an Plush ............................ $ 109 90 12 x 13 Dar k Blue Plush ........................... $ 155 50 12 x 14 H ea v y T an F riez e ......................... $ 165 50 12 x 14 M edium Br o wn F riez e ................. $ 149 90 12 x 15 C ho c ola t e F riez e ......................... $ 179 90 12 x 15 Ligh t T an Plush ............................ $ 155 50 12 x 16 M edium Blue F riez e .................... $ 189 90 12 x 19 H ea v y V elv et Plush T an .............. $ 225 50 12 x 19 2 G r een C omm. Plush .................... $ 205 50 12 x 20 Multi C olor C omm. ...................... $ 169 90 2x4 ............... $ 5.00 2x8 ............. $ 15.50 3x5 ............. $ 12.50 4x6 ............. $ 19.90 5x7 ............. $ 39.90 6x9 ............. $ 49.90 L o c a t ed B et w een A r r o whead C amp gr ounds & H opk ins O n H w y 90 T he Plac e T o S hop I f Mone y Ma tt ers! c ar p ettil emar ianna .c om a nd 5 0 17 2 4 0 Hundreds of children came out to enjoy the nal day of the Holmes County Public Librarys Summer Reading Program with a pirate themed fun day on June 28 at the Holmes County Agricultural Center. Children enjoyed having their faces painted in multi-colored pirate mustaches. First Federal Bank of Florida, Doctors Memorial Hospital and Friends of the Library was major sponsors for the event along with the help of Piggly Wiggly and Docs Market, Wells Fargo, JJJ Inatable and Holmes County Extension Ofce and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. The rest of the presentations made throughout the summer reading program were supported by grants the library received from the state.PHOTOS BY CE C ILIA SP EARS After a long day of playing on an inatable pirate ship and going from booth to booth of fun games and activities, winning prizes and books along the way, the children enjoyed a lunch provided by First Federal Bank of Florida and Doctors Memorial Hospital. By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com NEW HOPE After a two year absence, the Florida Baptist Mo bile Dental Ministry is return ing to the Panhandle to partici pate in West Pittmans Back to School festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29 at the New Hope Fire Department. The dental services will be provided all week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2 and will be free to not only children but adults also, said Pastor of West Pittman Bap tist Church Eddie Eaton. The Department of Health sets the re quirements, which are they must meet the 150 percent or below the poverty level, which basically means if youre getting any sort of assistance youre qualied. We didnt have anyone that was rejected because they were dis qualied two years ago, we just had to turn away over 100 people because they werent pre-regis tered and we didnt have enough time to see them all. There will be a pre-registra tion day to insure that everyone is seen, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the New Hope Fire Department, which is located on State Road 179A just north of Highway 2. The paper work is simple, said Eaton. Its just two forms; one asking about your medical history and the other about your nances. They ask that you bring identication and current proof of your assistance, even if its just a letter from your pastor saying you need help. Services provided are a dental exam and extractions if needed. They dont do braces, llings or caps, he said. They give you an exam and if a tooth is too far gone then they will pull it. We had a case where three kids came in last time with bad infections and the dentists gave them a round of antibiotics and seen them the next week for a free follow up. These guys are just that dedicat ed to what they do. Donating their time is the en tire staff of The Family Dentistry of Bonifay. The Mobile Dental Program provides a mobile dental clinic that travels across the state of Florida for 40 weeks a year pro viding dental services. Eaton explained that the Back to School Festival would only be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29 and would provide free haircuts all day to both children and adults, however the back pack give away would only be as long as supplies lasted. Weve got 250 backpacks with supplies donated from Bridge Creek Baptist Church, Beaulah Anna Baptist Church, Evergreen Baptist Church, the First Baptist Church of Esto, the First Baptist Church of Ponce de Leon, Hicko ry Hill Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church and West Pitt man, said Eaton. Last year we had a line that wrapped around the entire build ing and backpacks only lasted for around 45 minutes. Im hop ing well be able to receive more sponsorships from other local Baptist churches so that well have more backpacks to have for these children to go back to school with. For more information contact Eaton at 956-4100. Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Ministry returns with festival SUMMER READING PROGRAM

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Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser B PAGE 1 Section EXTRA Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) Surveys say Roman candles are the most favorite type of reworks for the 4th with what the least favorite? Firecrackers, Smokeballs, Pinwheels, Snaps 2) Where is Rebildfest billed as the largest celebration of American independence held outside the U.S.? Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Australia 3) On July 4, 1848, President Polk laid the cornerstone of what famous structure? Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Capitol building, Washington Monument 4) Thomas Jefferson and which other former president died July 4, 1826? George Washington, John Adams, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson 5) On that same date of July 4, 1826, what noted American was born? Robert E. Lee, Stephen Foster, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau 6) Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776; one was Hancock, who was the other? Henry, Franklin, Pinckney, Thomson 7) What famous American patriot was hung as a spy in 1776 by the British? Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Daniel Webster, Nathaniel Hawthorne 8) Whos been the only future President of the United States to be born on a July 4th? Jackson, Van Buren, Taft, Coolidge 9) Where did the Continental Congress sign the Declaration of Independence? Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Mount Vernon 10) Who was the rst President of the Continental Congress? Peyton Randolph, Roger Sherman, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin 11) At signing time the colonies were under which English King? George I, George III, Charles I, Charles III 12) Which colony had the most signers at 9? Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts 13) On July 4, 1960 Mickey Mantle hit which career-number homerun? 300, 400, 500, 600 14) Which former president died July 4, 1831? Madison, Monroe, Tyler, Polk ANSWERS 1) Smokeballs. 2) Denmark. 3) Washington Monument. 4) John Adams. 5) Stephen Foster. 6) Thomson. 7) Nathan Hale. 8) Coolidge. 9) Philadelphia. 10) Peyton Randolph. 11) George III. 12) Pennsylvania. 13) 300. 14) Monroe. Panhandle Patriotic Celebration PHOTOS BY CECILIA SPEARS Drawing in crowds of spectators of all ages from near and far, everyone enjoyed one activity or another at the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration in Bonifay. There were dozens of booths providing free food and entertainment before the big reworks display. Churches from all over Holmes County set up booths to provide free food and entertainment to visiting families during this years Panhandle Patriotic Celebration. Thousands of spectators from all across the area brought their lawn chairs in anticipation of this years rework display. Spectators enjoyed free food and entertainment while waiting for this years reworks display. Young and old, many came showing their patriotic pride in anticipation for one of the largest reworks displays in the area. Starting at 9 p.m. spectators nally got the display they were all anticipating as reworks lit the night skies with patriotic themes playing celebrating the nations freedom. Wednesday, JULY 3 2013

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 B2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Extra PHOTO BY CE C ILIA S P EAR S Celebrating the fourth week of the summer reading program the Holmes County Public Library introduced the local children to Flamenco Dancers on June 27 at the Holmes County Public Library. Flamenco is a type of Spanish folk dance and music that includes singing, dancing, guitar and clapping. Children were encouraged to participate in learning the dance and two children were selected from the crowd to demonstrate the dance. DANCERS TEACH SP ANISH FOLK DANCE Taylor retains title Special to Extra Jesse Kay Taylor, age 7 retained her title of Future Little Miss Holmes County on May 4. During her 2012-13 reign she par ticipated in several community ser vice opportunities including; a school supply drive, clothing and food dona tion and animal care. With the help and kindness and donations from several members of our area she remains a part of these and other methods of support for our local communities. Jesse will be attending Bonifay Elementary School and will be in the Second Grade. Her parents are Chris and Maria Taylor of Bonifay and her grandpar ents are Curtis and Thelma Oldaker also of Bonifay. GRADUATES FROM BASIC Special to Extra Joshua Aaron Childs, 18, has successfully graduated from Lackland Air Force Base and is now Airman First Class. He is the grandson of Manuel and Naomi Escobio of Westville. Special to Extra TALLAHA SS EE Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 1108 on Friday which al lows parents of students with disabili ties to have an active role in meetings, including those about the decisions regarding assessment and placement of their child. Governor Scott said, As a father and a grandfather, I know how im portant it is to make sure parents play a major role in the education of their children. This bill will ensure that parents have an active role re garding their childs education and will improve education for Florida students. Sen. Andy Gardiner said, I ap plaud Governor Scott for signing this legislation today. Senate Bill 1108 gives children with unique abilities the opportunities they deserve to suc ceed in life. The heart of this legisla tion is the ability to give parents more empowerment when it comes to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Sen. John Thrasher, prime cosponsor of the measure, said, This bill reects the Governors and Legis latures commitment to providing par ents with the means and opportunity to play a leading role in their childs education. Rep. Jason Brodeur said, Protect ing the rights of parents and students is an initiative supported by all mem bers of the Legislature and the Gov ernor. This bill will ensure parents are able to make the best decision for their children. By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Guardian Ad Litem representative Amy Grifn spoke to the Bonifay Kiwanis Club on June 26 about the importance of volunteering as a guardian. We serve Holmes, Wash ington, Bay, Calhoun, Jackson and Gulf Counties through the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit by doing the best we can to protect children in the courtroom, said Grifn. Their voices often fall on deaf ears and their best interest may be overlooked in the often overburdened child welfare sys tem. The State of Florida Guard ian Ad Litem program trains and certies citizens to represent the best interests of these local chil dren in need. Grifn explained that a guard ian isnt like a foster parent with full time responsibility of a child, but volunteers their time to be a representative for a child in need by monthly visits and observa tions and often may accompany a child as a source of comfort if they are needed in court. These volunteers provide a stable foundation for a child that maybe facing very turbulent times, said Grifn. Its horrible to see homes split apart because both their mother and father are in jail. You may be the only stable adult a child may know. Grifn asked that a few vol unteers give their testimony as volunteers, the rst being Tom Jenkins. Is it a lot of effort? asked Jenkins. No, but is it worth it? Absolutely. He said that he had nine chil dren he was volunteering for at the present time. Its only a couple of hours a month, said Jenkins. You write up a report and youre done. These children just want some one to show them that someone cares about them. There will be happy mo ments and there will be sad times, he said. When a ve-year-old has to be removed from a home be cause his teeth are rotting out of his head because the parents neglected him, that is very sad, said Jenkins. Then I visited with the foster parents taking the boy in and now I have no problem with him leaving his home because I seen the compassion these peo ple had for this child. These kids just want someone that will love them and care for them. The next volunteer to speak was Aubrey Sapp. We need people to be a posi tive impact on these children, said Sapp. The positive far out weighs the negative as a volun teer. Its a rewarding experience and I dont regret a minute of it. Grifn stressed that there were still quite a few children in Holmes and Washington County in need of volunteers. They need someone to be their voice so theyre not just another number, said Grifn. Since we are completely volun teer based, if there is no volun teer for that child then that child will not have a representative so I implore that you accept the challenge to be a volunteer. With great challenges comes great reward. For more information about becoming a volunteer contact Guardian Ad Litems local ofce in Chipley at 638-6043.26th Annual Varnum Reunion CHIPLEY The 26th Annual Varnum Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 6, starting at 11 a.m. Bring your favorite meat, covered dish or dessert and a healthy appetite. The reunion will be held at the Blue Lake Community Center on Highway 77 in Chipley. Please RSVP to Gloria Clark at 638-3892 or email her at gloriaclark@ att.ne t .Kolmetz Family SingVERNON The Kolmetz Family Sing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 12 at New Bethany Church. The church is located on Shakey Joe Road in Vernon. For more information call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.K olmetz K ousins family reunionVERNON The Kolmetz Kousins Family Reunion will be held at 10 a.m. on July 13 at the Hinson Crossroads Fire Station. For more information call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.HCHS Class of 1958 BONIFAY The HCHS Class of 1958 will be holding a class reunion at 5:30 p.m. on July 12 in the HCHS Cafeteria. We will eat dinner at 7 p.m. if you were in this class and did not graduate with us, call 547-2376 for more information. The importance of volunteering Guardian Ad Litem JESSE KAY T AYLOR JOSHUA A. CHILDS Governor Rick Scott signs Exceptional Student Education legislation Community EVENTS and sor enes s aches

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Extra Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B3 Weve all done it before. You see a cute, seemingly hungry animal in the wild and instantly start thinking of names and working out how you will care for your new pet. But while having a pet deer may seem like a novel idea at rst, feeding and caring for wildlife can be not only dangerous for you and the animal, but in many cases it is also against the law. Wildlife may carry a number of diseases and parasites that can be easily transmitted to humans, said Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, Clinical Associate Professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (CVM) and director of the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center. Small creatures like foxes and skunks should never be handled because they are known to be carriers of the rabies virus. In many cases, it is also against state and federal law to keep wildlife species as pets. Multiple permits, such as those listed out on the Texas Parks and Wildlife websit e are needed in order to keep and foster wildlife, said Blue-McLendon. These permits are usually reserved for educational facilities, zoos, and rehabilitators. Feeding wildlife is also seen by many as a controversial subject, as it attracts animals into urban environments. This contributes to a rise in vehicle collisions with wild animals as they move closer to roads and nearby homes to be near the food source, said Blue-McLendon. Feeding can also habituate dangerous animals into becoming comfortable in residential or recreational settings. Wildlife species that are hand raised, like the white-tailed buck, tend to be more dangerous in the wild due to the absence of their fear of humans, said Blue-McLendon. Wild animals are named that for a reason. Even if the creature is raised by humans, it will still have most of its wild tendencies. The best thing you can do when you see wildlife is to walk away. In the case of an injured animal, contact your local animal control or wildlife veterinarian to nd the wildlife rehabilitator closest to your location. Unless the animal is in obvious distress, is ill, or is in immediate danger, its best to just leave them be, said BlueMcLendon. An all too common scenario is of people nding fawns that they believe are orphaned, when in reality they are actually hidden by their mother as she searches for food. The mother will return to nurse them, so as long as the fawn is not distressed or injured, it should be left alone. If an animal appears ill or injured, it should be taken immediately to a wildlife veterinarian or a licensed rehabilitator. The Texas Parks and Wildlife website contains a list of local licensed rehabilitators, and the Zoological Medicine Service through the Texas A&M CVM provides services for injured wildlife as well. Rehabilitators will give the animal rst aid while the veterinarian arrives, and work closely with the veterinarian to keep the animal healthy as it recovers, said BlueMcLendon. If you must transport wildlife, it is vital to take precautions to avoid contracting any disease or parasite from the animal. People should wear gloves at all times, wrap the animal in a towel, and avoid the animals mouth at all times. The Winnie Carter Wildlife Cente r at Texas A&M University offers courses to students aimed at teaching them about the husbandry, management and behavior of captive wildlife and exotic animal species. About Pet Talk Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at vetmed.tamu. edu/pettalk Suggestions for future topics may be directed to editor@cvm.tamu.ed u By Matthew Orwat Washington County Extension CHIPLEY Melon growers in Washing ton, Holmes and Jackson Counties have been surveyed, with all indicating a late start to harvest. The majority have not begun to harvest, as of the 26th of June. This harvest delay is due to the near 100 degree temperatures in May and Early June and lack of pollinators pres ent. Flowers have been closing early in the day due to heat, and this further re duces pollination. Since daily highs have eased off the from the 100 degree mark, pollination should improve. Watermelons are run ning and owering well due to the plenti ful rains during the last several weeks. In Washington and Holmes counties, melon cutting should begin sometime in early July. This condition is representative of most watermelon growers in the central panhandle. For more information consult the UF / IFAS Washington County Extension Of ce, 1424 Jackson Ave. Suite A, Chipley, or call 638-6180. Special to Extra RALEIGH, N.C. In an effort to bring pet travel safety to the forefront of pet owners minds this summer, TripsWithPets.com will be partnering with the AKC Ca nine Health Foundation, or CHF, to launch the Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign. According to TripsWithPets.com 65 percent of pet owners sur veyed plan to take their pets along when they hit the road this summer. The Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign is designed to educate pet owners on how best to incorporate safety into their travel plans. Its such an important sub ject, notes TripsWithPets.com Presi dent and Founder, Kim Salerno. People love their pets, and want to do everything they can to pro tect them. But they may not be aware of all the steps they could take to ensure their safety as they travel. The partnership is a natu ral t. TripsWithPets.com a website dedicated to helping pet owners nd pet friendly lodging, restau rants and beaches throughout the United States and Canada, is a long-time leading pet travel safety advocate. CHF is an organization com mitted to funding scientic re search that promotes canine health and wellness, and to pro viding health and safety educa tion programs for dog owners. Salerno is excited to be work ing with CHF. I have so much re spect for everything this organi zation does to promote the health of dogs, and I am so pleased and honored to be a part of this cam paign, she notes. CHF Director of Development & Communications Erica Kitch en is thrilled as well. Providing educational resources for dog owners is integral to our mission to help dogs live longer, healthier lives, she notes. TripsWithPets.com does so much to promote the safety, comfort and well-being of pets. We couldnt be happier to work with them. Its a perfect partnership. The main focus of the cam paign will rest on car safety, high lighting topics such as properly securing pets in vehicles; avoid ing distracted driving; dealing with pet car sickness; and the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars. The campaign will run throughout July and August, dur ing which time pet safety tips, articles and other resources will be available on www.tripswithpets. co m The site will also offer deals on pet travel safety items for pur chase, such as pet carriers; pet car seats, pet seat belts, and ve hicle pet barriers. In addition, as part of the cam paign, CHF will extend their reg ular podcast program to encom pass the Safe Summer Pet Travel campaign. The program is currently re leased bi-weekly at no charge to listeners, and covers topics re lated to canine health. On July 25, the foundation will release a travel safety podcast featuring Kim Salerno. Those interested in this podcast or in the complete CHF podcast series can nd it on the CHF website, located at www.akcchf.or g or at the iTunes store. For more information on the Safe Summer Pet Travel cam paign, please visit www.tripswith pets.co m or www.akcchf.or g Late watermelon harvest in the Central PanhandlePet travel safety takes a front seat as partnership kicks off campaign Dont bring Bambi home! PET T ALK Crossword PUZZLESOLUTION ON PAGE B5 W e ar e NO W accepting or der s f or J ul y 20th salethe ne xt oppor t unity will be in Sept. 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I swear, at times I think my wife thinks I do not want to do something simply because I am too lazy. Nine times out of 10 it may be true, but what about that tenth time? What women need to understand is when their husband does not do something; there may be a good, logical reason behind it. The problem men have is articulating their perfectly good and logical reason to their better half. Trust me on this one, ladies. There are excellent reasons your husband does not always do what you request of him. I wish someone would explain this to my wife. It is just hard for us to explain it in terms women can understand. Last week, for example, my wife made a request of me. She said, Honey ... Whenever my wife begins a sentence with Honey, I know I am in for a sticky situation. Honey comes from bees and whenever she so addresses me, I know I be in trouble, and you can be sure there is a stinger in it for me somewhere. My wife was looking out the window with her arms folded, which means she is thinking about some job around the house for Yours Truly. Then she said, Honey, dont you think you should wash the car? If I live to be a hundred that thought never crossed my mind. Do you know how much trouble it is to wash my car? Then, it never fails to rain right after I wash the car and have to wash it all over again. That was on Tuesday and I said to my wife, You know, Dear, whenever a husband so addresses his wife, it always means he is trying to nd some way out of doing her request, while making it sound like he wants to do it. I said, You know, Dear, its a wonderful idea but it looks like it might rain. The key to this point is to put on a grimace and look up in the sky, in a thoughtful frame of mind. Yes, I think I saw a raindrop. It wont be long now. Right here is where most men fail. Simply because the rst round is over does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination, the issue is put to rest. I can sum up the next move in one word vamoose. In other words, disappear. Remember the old saying, Out of sight, out of chores? Find something to get you out of the line of re. There is always a chance slim though it is the Missus will get busy with something else and forget. By Thursday, I forgot the car washing idea and was standing around our living room looking out the window. It seemed harmless enough. Have you heard the old saying, An idle husband is a wifes workhorse? I heard those familiar words beginning with Honey ... And a streak of panic owed through my body, freezing up every muscle I still had. Honey, our car really needs a good washing. Now, that was bad enough and I think I could have worked out something else except before I could clear my throat, she added a phrase no husband wants to hear. Dont you agree? If I say, No, I am in trouble. If I say, Yes, I am in trouble. I am duped if I do not and doped if I do. How is a husband to win with the odds so stacked against him? With a feigned meekness that would make St. Francis of Assisi envious, I said what all good husbands say under similar conditions, Yes, Dear. The next three hours found me outside, vigorously washing Old Nelly. As I washed her, I could feel someone (I am not mentioning any names) watching from our living room window. The smile on my face camou aged the clenched teeth behind it. Just as I was putting the nishing touches on the wax job, I felt something cold on the back of my neck. At rst, being engrossed in my chore, I did not pay any attention to it. Then another and another and another. Then came the rain. I glanced at my freshly waxed car and saw drops of water cheerfully dancing on my mirrored hood. The thunder sounded like a heavenly giggle and before I could make it to the door, I was completely drenched. Ducking inside out of the rain, I was greeted by my wife who calmly asked, Oh, my. Is it raining? Of course its raining, I shivered, Ive just washed my car. As I was drying off, I chuckled to myself as a favorite Bible verse came to mind. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV.) Two things in life are for certain. One: things will always fall apart. Two: God can always take those things that fall apart and pull them together for His honor and glory come rain or shine. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.co m The Maharreys to perform CARYVILLE The Maharreys will be performing at Harris Chapel Holiness Church at 7 p.m., today, July 3. The church is located eight miles north of Caryville on Highway 179. Fortnight for Freedom concludes BONIFAY The Knights of Columbus, Council 10513, Infant of Prague, will sponsor a Fortnight for Freedom as requested by the American Conference of Bishops. We will have one hour set aside every evening, 5:30 6:30 p.m., from June 21 to July 4 at Blessed Trinity Church in Bonifay. Our Christian principles are under attack from the secular world we live in. One person or an army of people cannot reverse this trend. But God can. We need for God to intervene and help us in our cause for religious liberty. Everyone is welcome to join us. If this is inconvenient then remember or efforts in your home or even organize a similar prayer time in your church. If you have any further questions, please contact Bob Scholl at 849-2079 or 326-6225. Monthly Jam Session Saturday CHIPLEY Christian Haven Church will be holding their monthly Jam Session on Saturday, July 6. Refreshments will start at 6 p.m. and singing shortly after. For more information call 6380836 or 773-2602. Kingdom Rock starts Sunday CHIPLEY Orange Hill Baptist Church would like to invite all Children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God, a VBS Program. The program will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from July 7 July 11 dinner will be served each day. Kingdom Rock is for children ages 3 to 5th grade. Orange Hill Baptist Church is located 3.6 miles east of Wausau, off Pioneer Road at 3485 Gainer Road. For more information call 638-7103. Salem Free Will Baptist Homecoming STEEL CITY Salem Free Will Baptist Church will hold Homecoming Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. The morning message will be given by the Rev. Charles Powell of Alford. Special music will be The Gospeltones of Marianna. Lunch will be served immediately following the message. Faith EVENTS Of course its raining, I just washed my car DR. JAMES L. SNYDER Out to Pastor

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Extra Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B5 Steven Dane Scott, 31, of Quincy, left to be with his Lord on Sunday, June, 23, 2013. Dane was a graduate of Ponce de Leon High School and had attended Chipola CC and Florida State University. Dane was a son, brother, grandson, brother-inlaw, uncle, nephew and cousin and relished each role with a special love that owed whenever he was present. He was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and proudly served his country in his grandfathers former unit. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Lucinda Scott of Quincy; sisters, Callie Hill (Robbie) of Tallahassee, and Carrie Allison (Daniel) of Glendive, Montana; grandmothers, Ione Williamson of Quincy and Delores Branch of Tallahassee; nephew, Roman Hill; niece, Ariel Hill and many aunts, uncles, grand uncles and aunts and cousins that adored him. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy on June 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of service in the church parlor. Interment followed at Hurricane Creek Baptist Church in Holmes County at 3 p.m. Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, Fla., 850-627-7677 is in charge of arrangements. Steven D. Scott Upload your Legacy guest book photos now for FREE! W ith your paid obituar y family and friends will now have unlimited access to uploaded photos fr ee of charge. Find Obituaries. Shar e Condolences. In par tnership with Find obituaries, shar e condolences and celebrate a life at or Joelle Oswalt, 16 months 19 days, passed from the arms of her mother and father, on June 22, 2013, into the arms of Jesus, where she will live eternally and they will have a reunion with her there in Heaven because of His grace, mercy and atonement for their sin. Proceeded in death by her grandmother, Shelvie Oswalt. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan with the Rev. Ray Jones, the Rev. Lloyd Blank and Dr. Jerry Oswalt ofciating. Burial followed at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Damascus Baptist Church in Graceville, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. In lieu of owers memorials may be made to Ridgecrest Benevolence Fund 1231 Fortner Street Dothan, AL 36301. Family received friends at Ridgecrest Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 25, from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. Survived by her parents, David and Stephanie Frazier Oswalt; sister, Sophie Oswalt; paternal grandparents, Dr. Jerry and Grace Oswalt; maternal grandparents, Alan and Suzanne Frazier; great grandmother, Anne Frazier; three aunts, Deborah Jones (Brent), Colette Frazier, and Yvonne Wilson; seven cousins, Lauren, Ashleigh, Brittany, David, Danny, Justine and Patrick and several great aunts and uncles. Joelle Oswalt Ralph C. Carlisle Jr., 81, passed away on June 23, 2013. Ralph was born on Sept. 26, 1931, in Sneads, graduating from Sneads High School and Auburn University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating from college, Ralph joined the United States Marine Corps., and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he met the love of his life, Bertha to whom he was married for 49 years until her death in 2006. Ralphs career included working in New Orleans, La., and West Palm Beach, before moving to Chipley in 1957 where he managed and then owned Coggin and Deermont Construction Company. Always with a big smile, Ralph lived each day to its fullest and enjoyed water skiing, woodworking, gardening, and entertaining numerous friends at his lake house, on his boat or in his home. All the while, he enjoyed raising his sons Cary and Doug encouraging them in all aspects of their lives. He is survived by sons, Cary of Pensacola and Doug (Virginia) of Chipley; granddaughters, Elizabeth Palmer of Thomasville, Ga., Mandy Foran and Kelly Foran of Chipley, and great grandchildren Kinsley Foran and Jude Palmer. A Rosary Service was held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley, Fla., on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 5 p.m., followed by a visitation. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph the Worker on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Calvary Cemetery, Sunny Hills, with Brown Funeral Home Directing. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made in Ralphs memory to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446. Family and friends can sign the online registry at www.brownfh.net. Ralph C. Carlisle Jr. Hosea Lee Brown of Vernon passed away on June 25, 2013, at home. Mr. Brown was born on July 16, 1922, in Wausau, to James Brown and Jennie Young Brown both deceased. He served 30 years in the U.S. Army at 1st Sergeant (E8). He survived WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was decorated with many Medals of Honor for his military service. He also retired from the State of Florida where he was employed as a Juvenile Corrections Ofcer at Marianna School for Boys. Mr. Brown was a faithful member of Grant Tabernacle AME Church. He served as trustee for many years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Northwest Florida Community Hospital until his health prevented him from doing so. In addition to his parents her was proceeded in death by the mother of his six children, James (Jimmy) A, Brown; a brother Willis Brown; his only sister, Lettie Ponds-Brown and his sons, Titus J. Scott and Gregory D. Brown. Mr. Brown is survived by a wife, Juanita brown; his brother, Arnold Brown (Tereatha) of Miami; his sons, Stanley Hosea Brown, Austin, Texas and Bruce Scott (Meta) of Stanford; daughters, Yvonne Brown, Elfriede Harris (Keith), Jacalyn Brown of Ocala, and Jerilyn Brown of St. Petersburg. He also leaves to cherish his memory 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; a very special niece whom he named, Vivian Morris and a favorite grandniece, Tamela Morris, along with numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. The Rev. Willie and Blondelle Brown provided care for Mr. Brown in his nal years. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 3 p.m., at the Grant Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Chipley, with the Rev. Sandra Jones and the Rev. Larry Brown ofciating. Interment followed in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon with Military Honors, with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing. The remains were is repose for one hour before services at the church. Hosea L. Brown Mrs. Eddie Lee Thomas, 97, of Chipley, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where she served as the Church Mother. Survivors include her three sons, Fredrick Paul, James Erick and John Wayne (Denise); two stepsons, Joe Louis Thomas and Buck Thomas; three grandchildren, Sammie Thomas, Allen Tracy (Cora) Thomas and Connie Thomas; nine great grandchildren and two great grandchildren along with a host of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Celebration services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Chipley with the Rev. Price Wilson, Pastor/ ofciating. Interment followed in the Northside Cemetery of Chipley. The remains were in repose one hour prior to services at the church. Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing. Eddie L. Thomas Jeffrey Dale McDufe of McDufe Lane, Westville, Fla., passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the home of his son in Morgantown, W.Va. He was 55. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Cliff Quincey ofciating. Burial will follow in the McDufe Family Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 21, from 6 until 8 p.m. Dale was born Aug. 15, 1957, in Geneva County, Ala., to the late Colon and Clara Weeks McDufe. He was a very loving son, husband and father. In addition to his parents, a brother, Wayne McDufe, and his father-inlaw, Sam Broxson, preceded him in death. Survivors include his devoted wife, DeAnn Broxson McDufe, Westville; one son, Jeffrey McDufe, Morgantown, W.Va.; one daughter, Candice McDufe; one brother, Greg McDufe (Liz); sister-inlaw, Elizabeth McDufe, all of Westville; mother-inlaw, Faye Broxson; several nieces, nephews and other extended family. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg McDufe, Grant McDufe, Kalabe Stevens, Jeff Brownell, Eric Brownell and Jimmy Davis. Jeffrey D. McDufe Obituaries WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the rst Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets rst Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A FRIDAY 6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper 4th Friday of every month January September. 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more information call 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church. SATURDAY The Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the rst and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville. Community CALENDAR Crossword SOLUTION JEFFREY D. MCDUFFIE

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50www.bonifaynow.com For the latest breaking news, visitBONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF imes imes imes T dvertiser imes imes imes imes T T dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser dvertiser AHOLMES COUNTY FromtheAssociatesof Store2114 By CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce enjoyed its rst evening social on June 27, its rst alternative to the usual Chamber Breakfast. Normally we would make announcements and give you the latest news, but I think for our rst evening social, I think well just enjoy each others company, said Julia Bullington, Chamber coordinator. Though I must say, weve got plenty to celebrate as we just got the latest unemployment stats in for May 2013. She announced the unemployment rate in Holmes County is down to 5.7 percent, which is 1.3 percent lower then last years number of 7 percent. Were seeing great things happening in Holmes County, Bullington said. Keep buying locally, selling locally and employing locally. We also wanted to thank our evenings sponsors, Modern Tech Squad and Performance Realty, in addition to St. Sebastian Winery, our newest chamber member, who has provided a few cases of their red and white wines for a little tasting. Bullington said St. Sebastian Winery has one of its headquarters in St. Augustine, but its largest vineyard in Florida, 45 acres, is in Holmes County. Thats 450 acres of taxes paid to Holmes County, Bullington said. We also had two ribbon cutting ceremonies for two new businesses. We welcomed Spectrum Counseling Services and Of cials ID 2 victims of fatal I-10 wreckFrom Staff ReportsMILTON Of cials have identi ed two of the three people killed in the June 16 wreck on Interstate 10. Dustin Richard Davis, 22, of Chipley, was driving a 1993 Jeep Cherokee about 2:45 a.m. with 22-year-old Bonifay resident Amy Rachel Owens riding in his passenger seat, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Davis was driving westbound in the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 when he hit a 2007 Jeep Wrangler driving in the eastbound lane at mile marker 36, according to FHP. The name of the 2007 Jeep driver has not been released. Both vehicles burst into ames and were fully engulfed by the time emergency responders arrived. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information relating to the incident should contact FHP Cpl. B. Davis at 484-5000, ext. 306. Superintendent says county fair grounds would be ideal placeBy CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Superintendent of Holmes County Schools Eddie Dixon announced June 25 that the intended location for the new Bonifay Middle and Elementary School is the Holmes County Fair Grounds. Dixon made the announcement during the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners June 25 meeting. The fair grounds behind the Holmes County High School is the ideal location because we can then have all the schools in one location, Dixon said. The old high school, which is the middle school now, was built in the early s, while the elementary school was built in 1969. The middle school had clay pipes, which are now completely gone, and thats just one of the many reasons we need new schools. County Attorney Jeff Goodman asked Dixon about the boards role in this endeavor. We need some sort of agreement that if we acquire the funding, then well be able to reach some sort of agreement concerning that property, Dixon said. Representatives from the Department of Education will be down next week; perhaps you can send a representative on behalf of the board to attend? The board approved of sending commissioners Kenneth Williams and Goodman to all negotiations involving the process of building these new schools at the Holmes County Fair Grounds. Holmes County Constitutional Of cers including Property Appraiser Otis Corbin, Supervisor of Elections Debbie Wilcox, Clerk of Court Kyle Hudson, Holmes County Tax Collector Harry B. Bell III and County Judge Owen Powell were present to request that the county do a feasibility study for Holmes County to have a governmental complex. We dont want it tonight, we Dixon proposes school location Holmes County Chamber enjoys evening socialCECILIA SPEARS | Times-AdvertiserAs an alternative to the usual Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, the Chamber had an evening social June 27. See SCHOOL A2 See CHAMBER A2INDEXOpinion ................................A4 Watermelon Festival ........A6-A7 Extra ....................................B1 Faith ....................................B4 Obituaries ............................B5 Classi eds ............................B6 Vernon celebrates Fourth of JulyVERNON Vernon will have its annual Fourth of July celebration Thursday, with a parade at 4 p.m., food, vendors, entertainment by the Gilleys Family Opry and a reworks display at 9 p.m. The event is free, and the public is invited.Libraries to close July 4-5All branches of the Washington County Public Library will be closed July 4-5, in observance of the July 4 holiday. The library will open for its regularly scheduled hours on Monday.26th annual Varnum reunion to be July 6CHIPLEY The 26th annual Varnum Reunion will be at 11 a.m. July 6 at the Blue Lake Community Center on State Road 77. Bring your favorite meat, covered dish or dessert and a healthy appetite. RSVP to Gloria Clark at 6383892 or gloriaclark@ att.net.Dr. Magical Balloons to be at libraryCHIPLEY The Dr. Magical Balloons will be at the Washington County Ag Center in Chipley at 10 a.m. July 9. This is a free show sponsored by the Washington County Public Library. Wednesday, JULY 3 2013Volume 123, Number 12Photos by Cecilia Spears | Times-AdvertiserEven with a downpour only hours before, the Holmes County Ministerial Associations annual Panhandle Patriotic Celebration drew in crowds by the thousands on the evening of June 30. For more photos, see Page B1. BANG!SHOW GOES OFF WITH A Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 N.D. Miller Distribution Company was early Bonifay businessHAPPY CORNER, A4

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LocalA2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, July 3, 2013 enewCollegeofAppliedStudiesatFSUPanamaCitywasapprovedbytheFSUBoard ofTrusteesinJune2010andallowsthecampustomoreeasilyrespondtoworkforceneeds inourarea.WeinviteyoutosupporteCampaignforOurCommunitysUniversityby helpingusbuildanendowmentfortomorrowsjobs.Ourgoalistoestablisha$5million endowmentfortheCollegeofAppliedStudiesby2017,whichwillallowFSUPanama Citytoestablishstudentscholarships,implementnewdegreeprogramsandprovidenew equipmentandtechnology. Tolearnhowyoucansupportourcommunitysuniversity,contactMaryBethLovingoodat (850)770-2108ormblovingood@pc.fsu.edu.THECAMPAIGNFOROURCOMMUNITYSUNIVERSITYEndowmentforTomorrowsJobs $4,500,000 $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,500,000 $3,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 GOAL NOTICEOFANNUALMEETINGTheBoardofCommissionersoftheNorthwest FloridaRegionalHousingAuthoritywillholdits AnnualMeetingonJuly18,2013,attheHoliday Inn&Suites,2725GravesRoad,Tallahassee, Florida.Meetingwillbeginat1:00p.m.E.D.S.T. Themeetingwillbeopentothepublic. Wewouldliketothankeveryoneforyour Prayers,love,andkindnessduringthis diculttimeatthelossofourbrotherRex. Weappreciatethefoodorwhateveryoudid tohelpus.ankstoCovenantHospice Mariannafortheirhelpandsupport.Aspecial thankstoBrotherTommyMoore,RitaSmithand BethlehemMethodistChurchCongregation,also PeelFuneralHome. eFamilyofRexB.Harris just want you to do a study to see if its feasible, Powell said. One of our more pressing needs is to get the Supervisor of Elections ofce out of the courthouse. Its subjecting our voters to the bad company that frequent that courthouse, and every day, it poses a compromise in security to the courthouse. Powell said with one building, there would be shared facilities such as a conference room, and that would save the county money in the long run. I think there will be funding available for such a facility, and we are together on this as a unied front, Powell said. We just want a good start to get going. Bell said he was anticipating a large amount of growth coming to Holmes County, and they would need the additional ofce space and parking for county business. My situation is kind of urgent, Wilcox said. Our voters did very well coming to the back of the courthouse for early voting, and the government was very exible with us; however, it is still a requirement that early voting be done at the Supervisor of Elections Ofce, and our voters have the right to feel safe when coming to vote. Being near the courthouse makes for a hostile environment. Commissioner Bill Parish suggested the study be held off until the next budget cycle. The building itself isnt going to be nished until further down the road at any rate, so theres time for the study to be included in our next budgeting cycle, Parish said. I do agree that we have an urgent matter at the moment and suggest we nd a place to relocate the Supervisor of Elections Ofce as soon as possible until this governmental complex can become established. The board agreed to look into a possible new location temporarily for the Supervisor of Elections Ofce. The board approved of building a Mosquito Control Building to house the mosquito spray truck and chemicals at the Recycling Center for the amount of $12,595, which will come out Mosquito Controls budget. The board approved of extending its contracts with Melvin Engineering and Preble Rish for another year. Chairman Monty Merchant said he spoke with the Department of Transportation, and it looks as though they might have additional funds to help widen County Road 2 from County Road 82 to the Walton County Line; however, it would help if the board made it a top priority. This doesnt devalue the importance of the repairs needed for Thomas Drive and Duncan Road, it just pushes it up so that the project can be started on this year, Merchant said. Thomas Drive and Duncan Road still wont be eligible for work until 2017. The board approved of placing County Road 2 at the top of its priority list. The board also approved of Holmes County Extension Director Shep Eubanks recommendation to hire Wendy Smith as the new extension ofce secretary. Out of 22 applicants and eight interviews, she was the best choice, Eubanks said. She has over 17 years of experience, her test scores were the highest and she had outstanding references. The board approved Director of Holmes County Emergency Management Wanda Staffords request to extend the Emergency Operations Center hours from 35 hours per week to 40, with a vote of 4 to 1, with Merchant voting no. Stafford conrmed demands on the Emergency Operations Center had been increasing, and the additional hours would not be of any cost to the county. We will continue to do our best to support you all and do the best job that we can, Stafford said. Commissioner Bobby Sasnett moved to have a local bus drivers driveway repaired, but it died because of lack of second. Goodman said there was some room to work if it was private property being used for public purposes, and the other commissioners were reluctant because it was private property. Merchant asked about the ongoing efforts to beautify the courthouse and Board of County Commissioners building. County Engineer Whitney Nelson from Melvin Engineering said he had submitted a plan that would cost $2,128 and would enlist the help of inmate labor and a local nursery. Board agreed to look into asking the Bonifay Garden Club for their advice as well. The next scheduled Holmes County Board of County Commissions meeting is set for 9 a.m. July 9. P anhandle Land Title LLC, and if we could see two grand openings a month, that would be great. Stephanie Smith with the Holmes County TimesAdvertiser and Washington County News announced the Holmes and Washington County Chamber of Commerce would be hosting a free business seminar for current and potential small business owners from 9-11 a.m. July 17 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospitals Specialty Center in Chipley. I highly recommend that anyone who has a small business or is interested in establishing a small business attend this seminar, Smith said. Ive had the distinct pleasure of hearing the guest speaker once before, and he is dynamic. Its just two hours out of your day, and it is more than worth it. CHAMBER from page A1 SCHOOL from page A1CEc C ILIA SPEARs S | Times-AdvertiserSuperintendent of Holmes County Schools Eddie Dixon reveals the school boards intended location of the new Bonifay Elementary and Middle School at the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners June 25 meeting. CLARILARIFIICAA TIION The charge for which Aaron Lee Mitchell was arrested was changed to disorderly conduct, according to a court disposition dated June 17. It is the policy of the Washington County News and the Holmes County Times-Advertiser to correct all errors that appear in news stories. If you wish to report an error or clarify a story, call 638-0212 or email news@chipleypaper.com.

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OPINION www.bonifaynow.com APage 4SectionWednesday, July 3, 2013Firecracker Day makes a comebackIn what pundits label as the most popular event in Washington County, the 2013 Panhandle Watermelon Festival which consistently attracts large crowds, will be history by the time this article is printed. Should all indicators prove correct, it will possibly be remembered as the biggest and best as it commemorates its 57th year. Chairman, Judge Colby Peel, and his committee of lieutenants are to be congratulated for successfully carrying out this well structured weekend of fun activities which pays tribute to the cash crop watermelons, which many farmers have depended upon for decades to nancially supplement other income. For more than 50 years, local citizens and throngs of visitors were standing by awaiting to attend Bonifays All Night Sing following Chipleys watermelon festival. The famed WBGC-Radio newscaster, J. Harvey Ethridge, always billed the event as the biggest all night singing in the world. I dont know of any challenge that he ever received with that statement. That historic annual singing event for Holmes County enjoyed tremendous successes for many years before falling on hard times a few years ago, resulting in the discontinuing of the mammoth event for the past two years. The good news is that a gospel sing for that established night, nearest to the Fourth of July, is being advertised to be staged on July 6 at the Holmes County High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of having the popular All Night Singing become the gigantic and popular event that it once was. This years sing will host The Nelons, who have soared to the top of national radio charts. Vernon started its Independence Day holiday, with an event called Vernon Firecracker Day and Homecoming. The rst celebration was held July 4, 1975 and those recognized at the brainchild of organizing the gigantic festival include Sam Mitchell, Waller Everett, Theodore Simmons, Jerry Tyre, George and Alma Vann and a host of others. The supporting organizations were a combined effort of the Vernon Lions Club and the Vernon High School Quarterback Club. The planned event was carried out at Vernons High School Football stadium with food, entertainment, games for children, a mammoth reworks display and other activities. From the outset, the festive occasion stressed the patriotic theme, and the plan to continue the annual celebration each July 4th. The event thrived for several years and was well attended. Support from other organizations and individuals, including some noted of ce holders, joined in the community effort. As the festival grew in attendance, some well-known entertainment groups were brought into the town for performances. Included in this number were Little Jimmy Dickens, Wendy Bagwell and the Sunlighters and Mel Tillis and his band. Then State Senator, Dempsey J. Barron, was credited with bringing Mel Tillis as the two of them were personal friends. In 1981, the Vernon Firecracker Day probably reached its peak. A Vernon High School Alumni Club had been formed under the leadership of Dale Taylor, and other of cers, with the groups main goal being to support Vernons big day each July 4. The schedule of events were listed in a Souvenir Booklet, complete with pictures of Vernon homes and with elected of cials, businesses and individuals paying for advertising to cover expenses of the celebration. In that year, activities included a Fishing Rodeo and Canoe Races on Holmes Creek, a 10.000 meter Road Race, as well as downtown Parade and Barbeque being served on the towns square. At sundown, action shifted to the football eld where a variety of bluegrass and gospel music was performed. There was also food, arts and crafts and games for children For some unknown reason, the Vernon Firecracker Day fell by the wayside from 1981 until 2004. It was then rejuvenated thanks to the efforts of the Vernon Merchants Association, headed by newcomers to the business community, Bill and Peggy Dobbins. The big day has survived the upheaval in the widening of Highway 79 and the construction of the two new Vernon Bridges spanning Holmes Creek, with a separate structure accommodating traf c both north and south. Traf c is moving in a more orderly fashion presently with the completion of most of the road work. Vernon now has its rst traf c light and plans for beauti cation of the historic Vernon Square is underway by the Vernon Garden Club. The Vernon Firecracker Day is scheduled for July 4 and local media has printed the schedule which will include some added attractions. It was the writers privilege to support and attend the earlier Firecracker Days at his Alma Mater of Vernon. At the very rst event in 1975, when the Prattler was entertaining entering the political arena for county judge, my friend, Bob Jones, and employee of the Sheriffs Department, unknowingly snapped my picture. On Monday morning, he presented it to me at the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store, with the typewritten caption Politicin? This is one of my treasured keepsake items from the many varied careers of Perry Wells. These different job experiences have given me ten wonderful years of writing Perrys Prattle. Hopefully, your writer will be able to attend some of the attractions at Vernons Firecracker Day and once again enjoy this patriotic worthwhile extravaganza which celebrates this Washington Countys town rich heritage and history. See you at Vernon on July 4 and see you next week with more prattle.SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISERLittle Jimmy Dickens shown at a Grand Ole Opry appearance where he continues to perform almost every week even though past 90 years old. PERRYS PRATTLEPerry Wells Recently my friend Edna Bellot McDonald was given a picture of the opening of the warehouse adjacent to the railroad track on Waukesha St (Highway 79) which housed the N.D. Miller Company. The company was an early Bonifay business owned by Mr. N.D. Miller who also owned the Eureka Hotel. His widow, Chrissie Cawthon Miller, lived at the Hotel for many years and was a social xture in Bonifay. Until the new building was occupied in 1950, the wholesale grocery business warehouse was located north of the hotel, behind Evans Department Store and the building next door. Barbara Miller Harts eld, great niece of N.D. Miller, writes her recollections in The Heritage of Holmes County, Florida. She writes about her father, Jefferson Brown Miller whose own father had died when he was but two years old. He had an uncle, Julian Miller, who was a father gure to the young Brown. After graduating from The University of Florida and marrying an Indiana native, Irene Best, a nurse whom he met in Gainesville, Brown moved to Bonifay and worked for his uncle, N.D. Miller. Since N.D. and Chrissy were childless, at his death, Brown inherited the grocery distribution company and operated it until it closed in 1961. For a time he also operated a grocery store in downtown Bonifay next door to Evans Department store where Pats Electric/ The Bead Garden is located today. Barbara remembers walking from the warehouse through the back door to the grocery store. Since Edna Bellot McDonald was a long time employee of the business, when Julian Miller II was given scrap book memorabilia by Browns second wife, Arlen Strickland Miller, he contacted Edna and gave her the picture. She was able to identify the people and remembered working with them. Mr. Ben Smith drove a truck for the company. Trips to Louisiana brought back sugar. Before Christmas, a trip to Chattanooga, Tenn brought candy for the season. Edna particularly remembers Brock candy bars and cream drops. Warehouse workers were Hilton Pate and Tom Pettis. Capt. Julius Bellot, Ednas dad who got his title as captain of a prison camp was a salesman as was Rev. Herman McDonald, and Willard Newsome who also served as warehouse manager. The of ce staff was comprised of Willadean Dyson Pate, Mary Methvin Cox, Edna, and Arlen. Edna McDonald, Arlen Miller and Ben Smith are the only ones pictured who are still living. Stores in town and the nearby outlying area came to the warehouse with their orders where they were lled on the spot. Deliveries were made as far away as Crestview to the west, but Edna wasnt sure how far east they went since Daf ns in Marianna was in the same business. Some of the stores we could recall were Haglers at Bethlehem School, Hodges and Jenkins in Caryville, Brigmans in Westville, Owens and McFatters in Vernon, Tobias and Dasengers in Chipley, Methvins and O. K. Williams in Bonifay, and Cullifers north of town. One of Ednas duties was to put the state tax stamps on the individual cigarette packages. This was before the health risks of smoking were known and cigarette sales were a big part of the companys business. She described how they would be carefully dumped from the carton, the stamp then had to be moistened and af xed. Then they had to be returned to the carton. Barbara Miller recalled that Mrs. McDonald taught her and Ednas sister, Sarah Bellot, to do the stamping. They became quite pro cient as they competed to see who could do the most stamps. In the Heritage book, Barbara tells a story that her dad, Brown Miller told. On Saturdays the delivery trucks would be lled with gasoline ready for the Monday deliveries. As summer came on, he noticed that the gasoline would run out too soon. He suspected that young people coming back from the beach on Sunday night were siphoning gasoline from the companys trucks. So he devised a plan. He had the tanks drained and lled with water. On Monday, there were several cars bearing Alabama tags stalled along North Highway 79. The N.D. Miller Co closed its doors in 1961 when chain stores made their appearance. The building was bought by Clearance Phillips as headquarters for his Holmes County Milling Co, a feed mill and farm supply store. It is still in that family today operated as Holmes County Farm Supplies by Carolyn Phillips Cooley and husband, Jerry. N.D. Miller Distribution Company was early Bonifay businessHAPPY CORNERHazel Wells Tison SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISERThis 1950 photo of the N.D. Miller Co. staff includes Willadean Dyson Pate, Mary Methvin Cox, Edna Bellot McDonald, Arlen Strickland Miller, Ben Smith, Hilton Pate, Tom Pettis, Julius E. Bellot, J. Brown Miller, C.L. Geiger, Herman McDonald, an unidenti ed Stokely-Van Camp representative and Willard Newsom.

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LocalHolmes County Times-Advertiser | A5Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Wealsotakecareof (850)638-5885 MostVehicles Upto5qts. syntheticblend MostVehicles FirstBaptistChurchBonifayJuly7-12,2013-K-6thGrade 5:00to8:00p.m. Registeronlineatwww.fbcbonifay.com YouthThrillSeekersAfterglow July7-12,2013 7th-12thgrade 8:15-9:30p.m. BonifaySouthernGospelSingSaturday,July6@6:00p.m.at HolmesCountyHighSchoolCOMESUPPORT THE60YEAR TRADITIONOF SOUTHERN GOSPELMUSIC INBONIFAY!!!isyearthesingwillhost DavidRingandeNelons;also appearingwillbelocalgroups FourCalvaryandOneHeart. DavidRing isanationallyknownspeakerand eNelons havewon numerableawardsandplacedonnationalradiocharts. Advanceticketscanbepurchased atthefollowingbusinesses:Bonifay PigglyWiggly,DoveChristianSupply inDothanandEnterprise,OneSouth Bank-ChipleyandGospelLighthouseChristianStoreinCrestview. 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Comeseeusforallyour propaneneeds.TriCountyGas(850)547-3696 HappyJuly4th Mr.andMrs.WilliamRivenbarkofBlack,ALannouncetheengagementof theirdaughter,AshleyLauraEileenRivenbark,toPeterJosephRamsey,son ofMr.andMrs.JimmyRamseyofHollandale,MS.AshleyisthegranddaughterofMr.andMrs.CecilClarkofBonifay,FLand Ms.LaurjeanRivenbarkandthelateMr.AlbertRivenbarkofHartford,AL.Ashleyisa2003graduateofBethlehemHighSchoolanda2007graduate ofAuburnUniversitywithabachelor'sdegreeinbiomedicalscience.Ashley alsoattendedtheUniversityofWisconsinLaCrosse,wheresheobtaineda certicationindosimetry.Ashleyiscurrentlyadosimetristat21stCentury OncologyinDothan,AL.PeteristhegrandsonofthelateMr.andMrs.HenryFontenotofLafayette, LA,andMrs.MaryRamseyandthelateMr.JamesRamseyofHollandale,MS.Peterisa1997graduateofDeerCreekSchoolanda2002graduateofDelta StateUniversityinMississippiwithabachelor'sdegreeinnance.Heis currentlyemployedwithM4DevelopmentinDothan,AL. TheweddingisplannedforJuly27th,2013atTheGrandonFosterSt.in Dothanat6:00pm.Rivenbark-Ramsey Engagement WeareexcitedtoannouncethatHawkinsFamilyMedicinewill ociallyopenJuly8tobeginseeingpatients.BothDr.Hawkins andMegarehometownraisedandalumniofHCHS.Dr.Hawkins isboardcertiedinFamilyMedicineandcurrentlyservesasthe ChiefofMedicalStaatDoctorsMemorialHospital.Heprovides medicalcareforallagesfromnewborntoelderlyalongwith performingnumerousin-oceminorsurgicalprocedures.Megis certiedinWomen'sCareandseesadolescenttoadultladiesfor theirpreventative,acute,orchroniccareneeds.Ourpatientsare caredforinmultiplesettingsincludinghospitalandnursinghome. Wepledgetoprovideexceptionalmedicalcaretothecommunity thathascontributedsomuchtowhoweare.Callustodayat547-4440foranappointment andfollowusonFacebook!310EBYRDAVESUITEB BONIFAY,FL32425 MON-THURS8:00AM-5:00PM FRI8:00AM-12:00PM850-547-4440 NOWOPEN!! From Staff ReportsPANAMA CITY The Panhandle and Gulf area employment scene isnt getting any better but it isnt getting any worse either, according to Gulf Coast Workforce Board numbers released Friday. The area had a negative 2 percent employment growth margin the gap between the number of jobs and number of job seekers while the rest of the state saw a growth of 1.6 percent. In Washington County, the numbers ticked up onetenth of a percent, rising to 7.6 percent in May, up from 7.5 percent in April. In Holmes County, the increase was from 5.3 percent in April to 5.7 in May, or fourtenths of a percent. Workforce Board Executive Director Kim Bodine said the lack of growth has been because more people are beginning to look for work after sitting on the sidelines for the last few months. The Workforce Board Region Bay, Franklin and Gulf counties unemployment rate clicked up from 6.2 to 6.3 percent. Bay Countys number stayed at 6.3 percent When you dig deeper into the numbers, you will see that both the labor force and the employment force, two different things, experienced growth over the month, Bodine said regarding the region. The labor force grew from 99,789 in April to 100,984 in May. The number of employed residents grew from 93,574 in April to 94,658 in May. This means more people are feeling condent about getting back into the workforce and are starting to seek employment again. Still, over the past year, the Bay County area alone lost more than 500 jobs in the leisure, hospitality, professional and business services areas, according to the gures released Friday. An additional 200 jobs were lost in the transportation and utilities area, while another 100 jobs were lost in the education, nancial activities and health services or government areas. Bodine refuted those numbers. We believe that in reality our tourism season has resulted in larger revenues and more jobs than last year. I am not sure that the data collection was correct, Bodine said. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.1 percent in May, the lowest since September 2008, when it was 7 percent. The May rate was down 0.1 percentage point from the April rate of 7.2 percent and was 1.7 percentage points lower than the yearago rate of 8.8 percent. There were 671,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,427,000. The U.S. May unemployment rate was 7.6 percent. Floridas unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage point lower than the U.S. rate and was below the national rate for the third consecutive month.Employment numbers stay steady in Northwest Florida LOcalCAL UnNEmplMPLOymYMEntNT RatATESCounty May April May 2012 Bay 6.3 6.3 7.8 Calhoun 6.4 6.1 8.1 Franklin 5.2 5 6.5 Gulf 6.6 6.4 8.5 Holmes 5.7 5.3 7 Jackson 5.5 5.3 7.1 Walton 4.1 4.1 5.3 Washington 7.6 7.5 9.3 NEE EE D HE E LP?The Gulf Coast Workforce Board encourages anyone negatively affected by the recently imposed sequester to visit its new website at workforcecenter.org to nd part-time work to help ll in the gap. A quick search on the Employ Florida Marketplace website Friday resulted in 298 part-time positions open in the region. For help utilizing the system, contact the Workforce Center at 850-872-4340, 625 U.S. 231, Panama City. Turnyourbusinessintoahigh performancemachine!AttendtheActionCOACH5WaystoGrowyourBusinessSeminarWednesday,July17,9-11a.m.*NFCHSpecialtyCenter,Thisseminaris FREEtoWashington, HolmesandJackson CountyChamberof CommerceMembers. Allotherspay$5*,but advanceregistration isrequiredtoattend! MakecheckspayabletoWashingtonCountyChamberofCommerce Ifyouarelikemostbusinessowners,youwantmorecustomers, revenueandprots.TheActionCoach5Waysfocusesonthekey areasthatreallydriveprotsandcanboostyourbottomline:CalltheWashingtonCounty Chamberat850-638-4157 toregister. July10andgetapre-seminar evaluation!Chipley,Fla. By CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com HAR R TFOR OR D, Ala. Sponsors ranging from all over lower Alabama and the tri-county area are pulling together to put on a free benefit concert for Kendrea White, who is a 23-year-old with Lyme disease, Crohns disease and Borreliosis, which attacks the brain, and is currently hospitalized at Southeast Alabama Medical Center for C-difficile. The concert is titled Kendreas Prayer for Hope Concert and will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Park in Hartford, Ala. on Saturday, July 27. Vendors and entertainment from the Glovers from Slocomb, Caylee Anna, Just Jaded, Jerome Jackson and much more. Its due to lack of finances that she hasnt been able to receive proper treatment, said Jeannine Webb, coordinator from Bonifay. Without insurance it is virtually impossible for her to receive the proper treatment. Her mother, Kim Harris, has lost her home and her job to be Kendreas full time caregiver and its taken a lot out of both of them. Webb explained that the concert is free and if there are vendors interested in setting up the vender fee has been waived. For more information contact Jason Powell Productions at 850-2581085 or Webb at 547-4514 or 547-8083.Free benet concert for Kendrea White

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Children enjoyed having their faces painted in multi-colored pirate mustaches. First Federal Bank of Florida, Doctors Memorial Hospital and Friends of the Library was major sponsors for the event along with the help of Piggly Wiggly and Docs Market, Wells Fargo, JJJ Inatable and Holmes County Extension Ofce and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation. The rest of the presentations made throughout the summer reading program were supported by grants the library received from the state.PHOTOS BY CEc C ILIA SpSP EARSAfter a long day of playing on an inatable pirate ship and going from booth to booth of fun games and activities, winning prizes and books along the way, the children enjoyed a lunch provided by First Federal Bank of Florida and Doctors Memorial Hospital.By CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com NE EW HO HOPEE After a two year absence, the Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Ministry is returning to the Panhandle to participate in West Pittmans Back to School festival, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29 at the New Hope Fire Department. The dental services will be provided all week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2 and will be free to not only children but adults also, said Pastor of West Pittman Baptist Church Eddie Eaton. The Department of Health sets the requirements, which are they must meet the 150 percent or below the poverty level, which basically means if youre getting any sort of assistance youre qualied. We didnt have anyone that was rejected because they were disqualied two years ago, we just had to turn away over 100 people because they werent pre-registered and we didnt have enough time to see them all. There will be a pre-registration day to insure that everyone is seen, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the New Hope Fire Department, which is located on State Road 179A just north of Highway 2. The paper work is simple, said Eaton. Its just two forms; one asking about your medical history and the other about your nances. They ask that you bring identication and current proof of your assistance, even if its just a letter from your pastor saying you need help. Services provided are a dental exam and extractions if needed. They dont do braces, llings or caps, he said. They give you an exam and if a tooth is too far gone then they will pull it. We had a case where three kids came in last time with bad infections and the dentists gave them a round of antibiotics and seen them the next week for a free follow up. These guys are just that dedicated to what they do. Donating their time is the entire staff of The Family Dentistry of Bonifay. The Mobile Dental Program provides a mobile dental clinic that travels across the state of Florida for 40 weeks a year providing dental services. Eaton explained that the Back to School Festival would only be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29 and would provide free haircuts all day to both children and adults, however the backpack give away would only be as long as supplies lasted. Weve got 250 backpacks with supplies donated from Bridge Creek Baptist Church, Beaulah Anna Baptist Church, Evergreen Baptist Church, the First Baptist Church of Esto, the First Baptist Church of Ponce de Leon, Hickory Hill Baptist Church, New Hope Baptist Church and West Pittman, said Eaton. Last year we had a line that wrapped around the entire building and backpacks only lasted for around 45 minutes. Im hoping well be able to receive more sponsorships from other local Baptist churches so that well have more backpacks to have for these children to go back to school with. For more information contact Eaton at 956-4100.Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Ministry returns with festival SSUMMER RREADInNG pPROGRAM

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Washington County News Holmes County Times-Advertiser BPAGE 1Section EXTRATrivia FunWilson CaseyWC@Trivia Guy.com Trivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) Surveys say Roman candles are the most favorite type of reworks for the 4th with what the least favorite? Firecrackers, Smokeballs, Pinwheels, Snaps 2) Where is Rebildfest billed as the largest celebration of American independence held outside the U.S.? Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Australia 3) On July 4, 1848, President Polk laid the cornerstone of what famous structure? Lincoln Memorial, Library of Congress, Capitol building, Washington Monument 4) Thomas Jefferson and which other former president died July 4, 1826? George Washington, John Adams, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson 5) On that same date of July 4, 1826, what noted American was born? Robert E. Lee, Stephen Foster, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau 6) Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776; one was Hancock, who was the other? Henry, Franklin, Pinckney, Thomson 7) What famous American patriot was hung as a spy in 1776 by the British? Paul Revere, Nathan Hale, Daniel Webster, Nathaniel Hawthorne 8) Whos been the only future President of the United States to be born on a July 4th? Jackson, Van Buren, Taft, Coolidge 9) Where did the Continental Congress sign the Declaration of Independence? Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Mount Vernon 10) Who was the rst President of the Continental Congress? Peyton Randolph, Roger Sherman, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin 11) At signing time the colonies were under which English King? George I, George III, Charles I, Charles III 12) Which colony had the most signers at 9? Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts 13) On July 4, 1960 Mickey Mantle hit which career-number homerun? 300, 400, 500, 600 14) Which former president died July 4, 1831? Madison, Monroe, Tyler, Polk ANSWERS 1) Smokeballs. 2) Denmark. 3) Washington Monument. 4) John Adams. 5) Stephen Foster. 6) Thomson. 7) Nathan Hale. 8) Coolidge. 9) Philadelphia. 10) Peyton Randolph. 11) George III. 12) Pennsylvania. 13) 300. 14) Monroe. Panhandle Patriotic Celebration PHOTOS BY CECILIA SPEARS Drawing in crowds of spectators of all ages from near and far, everyone enjoyed one activity or another at the Panhandle Patriotic Celebration in Bonifay. There were dozens of booths providing free food and entertainment before the big reworks display. Churches from all over Holmes County set up booths to provide free food and entertainment to visiting families during this years Panhandle Patriotic Celebration. Thousands of spectators from all across the area brought their lawn chairs in anticipation of this years rework display. Spectators enjoyed free food and entertainment while waiting for this years reworks display. Young and old, many came showing their patriotic pride in anticipation for one of the largest reworks displays in the area. Starting at 9 p.m. spectators nally got the display they were all anticipating as reworks lit the night skies with patriotic themes playing celebrating the nations freedom.Wednesday, JULY 3 2013

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 B2 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Extra PHOTO BY CEc C ILIA Sp P EARs SCelebrating the fourth week of the summer reading program the Holmes County Public Library introduced the local children to Flamenco Dancers on June 27 at the Holmes County Public Library. Flamenco is a type of Spanish folk dance and music that includes singing, dancing, guitar and clapping. Children were encouraged to participate in learning the dance and two children were selected from the crowd to demonstrate the dance. DANcCERsS TEAcCH spSP ANIsSH FOLK dDANcCE Taylor retains titleSpecial to ExtraJesse Kay Taylor, age 7 retained her title of Future Little Miss Holmes County on May 4. During her 2012-13 reign she participated in several community service opportunities including; a school supply drive, clothing and food donation and animal care. With the help and kindness and donations from several members of our area she remains a part of these and other methods of support for our local communities. Jesse will be attending Bonifay Elementary School and will be in the Second Grade. Her parents are Chris and Maria Taylor of Bonifay and her grandparents are Curtis and Thelma Oldaker also of Bonifay. GRAdDUATEsS FROM BBAsSIcCSpecial to Extra Joshua Aaron Childs, 18, has successfully graduated from Lackland Air Force Base and is now Airman First Class. He is the grandson of Manuel and Naomi Escobio of Westville.Special to Extra  TALLAHA TALLAHA SSEE EE Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 1108 on Friday which allows parents of students with disabilities to have an active role in meetings, including those about the decisions regarding assessment and placement of their child.   G overnor Scott said, As a father and a grandfather, I know how important it is to make sure parents play a major role in the education of t heir children.  This bill will ensure that parents have an active role regarding their childs education and will improve education for Florida students. Sen. Andy Gardiner said, I applaud Governor Scott for signing this l egislation today.  Senate Bill 1108 gives children with unique abilities the opportunities they deserve to succeed in life. The heart of this legislation is the ability to give parents more empowerment when it comes to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Sen. John Thrasher, prime cosponsor of the measure, said, This bill reects the Governors and Legislatures commitment to providing parents with the means and opportunity to play a leading role in their childs education. Rep. Jason Brodeur said, Protecting the rights of parents and students is an initiative supported by all members of the Legislature and the Governor. This bill will ensure parents are able to make the best decision for t heir children.  By CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com  BONIFAYBONIFAY Guardian Ad Litem representative Amy Grifn spoke to the Bonifay Kiwanis Club on June 26 about the importance of volunteering as a guardian. We serve Holmes, Washington, Bay, Calhoun, Jackson and Gulf Counties through the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit by doing the best we can to protect children in the courtroom, said Grifn. Their voices often fall on deaf ears and their best interest may be overlooked in the often overburdened child welfare system. The State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem program trains and certies citizens to represent the best interests of these local children in need. Grifn explained that a guardian isnt like a foster parent with full time responsibility of a child, but volunteers their time to be a representative for a child in need by monthly visits and observations and often may accompany a child as a source of comfort if they are needed in court. These volunteers provide a stable foundation for a child that maybe facing very turbulent times, said Grifn. Its horrible to see homes split apart because both their mother and father are in jail. You may be the only stable adult a child may know. Grifn asked that a few volunteers give their testimony as volunteers, the rst being Tom Jenkins. Is it a lot of effort? asked Jenkins. No, but is it worth it? Absolutely. He said that he had nine children he was volunteering for at the present time. Its only a couple of hours a month, said Jenkins. You write up a report and youre done. These children just want someone to show them that someone cares about them. There will be happy moments and there will be sad times, he said. When a ve-year-old has to be removed from a home because his teeth are rotting out of his head because the parents neglected him, that is very sad, said Jenkins. Then I visited with the foster parents taking the boy in and now I have no problem with him leaving his home because I seen the compassion these people had for this child. These kids just want someone that will love them and care for them. The next volunteer to speak was Aubrey Sapp. We need people to be a positive impact on these children, said Sapp. The positive far outweighs the negative as a volunteer. Its a rewarding experience and I dont regret a minute of it. Grifn stressed that there were still quite a few children in Holmes and Washington County in need of volunteers. They need someone to be their voice so theyre not just another number, said Grifn. Since we are completely volunteer based, if there is no volunteer for that child then that child will not have a representative so I implore that you accept the challenge to be a volunteer. With great challenges comes great reward. For more information about becoming a volunteer contact Guardian Ad Litems local ofce in Chipley at 638-6043.26th AAnnual Varnum RReunion CHIHIPLEYLEY The 26th Annual Varnum Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 6, starting at 11 a.m. Bring your favorite meat, covered dish or dessert and a healthy appetite. The reunion will be held at the Blue Lake Community Center on Highway 77 in Chipley. Please RSVP to Gloria Clark at 638-3892 or email her at gloriaclark@ att.net.KKolmetz FFamily SingVERNONERNON The Kolmetz Family Sing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 12 at New Bethany Church. The church is located on Shakey Joe Road in Vernon. For more information call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.KK olmetz K K ousins family reunionVERNONERNON The Kolmetz Kousins Family Reunion will be held at 10 a.m. on July 13 at the Hinson Crossroads Fire Station. For more information call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.HHCHHS Class of 1958BONIFAYBONIFAY The HCHS Class of 1958 will be holding a class reunion at 5:30 p.m. on July 12 in the HCHS Cafeteria. We will eat dinner at 7 p.m. if you were in this class and did not graduate with us, call 547-2376 for more information.The importance of volunteering Guardian Ad Litem JEssSSE KKAY T T AYLOR JOsSHUA AA. CHILdsDS Governor Rick Scott signs Exceptional Student Education legislation Community EEVENTENTS and soreness aches

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B3Weve all done it before. You see a cute, seemingly hungry animal in the wild and instantly start thinking of names and working out how you will care for your new pet. But while having a pet deer may seem like a novel idea at rst, feeding and caring for wildlife can be not only dangerous for you and the animal, but in many cases it is also against the law. Wildlife may carry a number of diseases and parasites that can be easily transmitted to humans, said Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, Clinical Associate Professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Science (CVM) and director of the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center. Small creatures like foxes and skunks should never be handled because they are known to be carriers of the rabies virus. In many cases, it is also against state and federal law to keep wildlife species as pets. Multiple permits, such as those listed out on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, are needed in order to keep and foster wildlife, said Blue-McLendon. These permits are usually reserved for educational facilities, zoos, and rehabilitators. Feeding wildlife is also seen by many as a controversial subject, as it attracts animals into urban environments. This contributes to a rise in vehicle collisions with wild animals as they move closer to roads and nearby homes to be near the food source, said Blue-McLendon. Feeding can also habituate dangerous animals into becoming comfortable in residential or recreational settings. Wildlife species that are hand raised, like the white-tailed buck, tend to be more dangerous in the wild due to the absence of their fear of humans, said Blue-McLendon. Wild animals are named that for a reason. Even if the creature is raised by humans, it will still have most of its wild tendencies. The best thing you can do when you see wildlife is to walk away. In the case of an injured animal, contact your local animal control or wildlife veterinarian to nd the wildlife rehabilitator closest to your location. Unless the animal is in obvious distress, is ill, or is in immediate danger, its best to just leave them be, said BlueMcLendon. An all too common scenario is of people nding fawns that they believe are orphaned, when in reality they are actually hidden by their mother as she searches for food. The mother will return to nurse them, so as long as the fawn is not distressed or injured, it should be left alone. If an animal appears ill or injured, it should be taken immediately to a wildlife veterinarian or a licensed rehabilitator. The Texas Parks and Wildlife website contains a list of local licensed rehabilitators, and the Zoological Medicine Service through the Texas A&M CVM provides services for injured wildlife as well. Rehabilitators will give the animal rst aid while the veterinarian arrives, and work closely with the veterinarian to keep the animal healthy as it recovers, said BlueMcLendon. If you must transport wildlife, it is vital to take precautions to avoid contracting any disease or parasite from the animal. People should wear gloves at all times, wrap the animal in a towel, and avoid the animals mouth at all times. The Winnie Carter Wildlife Center at Texas A&M University offers courses to students aimed at teaching them about the husbandry, management and behavior of captive wildlife and exotic animal species.  About Pet TalkPet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at vetmed.tamu. edu/pettalk. Suggestions for future topics may be directed to  editor@cvm.tamu.edu.By Matthew OrwatWashington County Extension  CHIPLEY Melon growers in Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties have been surveyed, with all indicating a late start to harvest. The majority have not b egun to harvest, as of the 26th of June.  This harvest delay is due to the near 100 degree temperatures in May and Early June and lack of pollinators prese nt.  Flowers have been closing early in the day due to heat, and this further red uces pollination.  Since daily highs have eased off the from the 100 degree mark, pollination should improve. Watermelons are running and owering well due to the plentif ul rains during the last several weeks.  In Washington and Holmes counties, melon cutting should begin sometime in early July. This condition is representative of most watermelon growers in the central panhandle. For more information consult the UF / IFAS Washington County Extension Ofce, 1424 Jackson Ave. Suite A, Chipley, or call 638-6180. Special to ExtraRALEIGH, N.C. In an effort to bring pet travel safety to the forefront of pet owners minds this summer, TripsWithPets.com will be partnering with the AKC Canine Health Foundation, or CHF, to launch the Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign. According to TripsWithPets.com, 65 percent of pet owners surveyed plan to take their pets along when they hit the road this summer. The Safe Summer Pet Travel Campaign is designed to educate pet owners on how best to incorporate safety into their travel plans. Its such an important subject, notes TripsWithPets.com President and Founder, Kim Salerno. People love their pets, and want to do everything they can to protect them. But they may not be aware of all the steps they could take to ensure their safety as they travel. The partnership is a natural t. TripsWithPets.com, a website dedicated to helping pet owners nd pet friendly lodging, restaurants and beaches throughout the United States and Canada, is a long-time leading pet travel safety advocate. CHF is an organization committed to funding scientic research that promotes canine health and wellness, and to providing health and safety education programs for dog owners. Salerno is excited to be working with CHF. I have so much respect for everything this organization does to promote the health of dogs, and I am so pleased and honored to be a part of this campaign, she notes. CHF Director of Development & Communications Erica Kitchen is thrilled as well. Providing educational resources for dog owners is integral to our mission to help dogs live longer, healthier lives, she notes. TripsWithPets.com does so much to promote the safety, comfort and well-being of pets. We couldnt be happier to work with them. Its a perfect partnership. The main focus of the campaign will rest on car safety, highlighting topics such as properly securing pets in vehicles; avoiding distracted driving; dealing with pet car sickness; and the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars. The campaign will run throughout July and August, during which time pet safety tips, articles and other resources will be available on www.tripswithpets. com. The site will also offer deals on pet travel safety items for purchase, such as pet carriers; pet car seats, pet seat belts, and vehicle pet barriers. In addition, as part of the campaign, CHF will extend their regular podcast program to encompass the Safe Summer Pet Travel campaign. The program is currently released bi-weekly at no charge to listeners, and covers topics related to canine health. On July 25, the foundation will release a travel safety podcast featuring Kim Salerno. Those interested in this podcast or in the complete CHF podcast series can nd it on the CHF website, located at www.akcchf.org, or at the iTunes store. For more information on the Safe Summer Pet Travel campaign, please visit www.tripswithpets.com or www.akcchf.org.Late watermelon harvest in the Central PanhandlePet travel safety takes a front seat as partnership kicks off campaign  Dont bring Bambi home! PetET Tal ALK Crossword PUZZleLESOLUUTION ON PAGE B5 WeareNOWacceptingordersforJuly20thsalethenext opportunitywillbeinSept. Visitourwebsite&takealookatourProduceGallery www.southwesternproduce.comOurnextdeliverytoChipleywillbeSaturday,July20th from1:30pm5pmatTheMainStreetMarket 1251JacksonAveinChipley~cornerofHwys.77&90 OrdersMUSTbeplacedby4pmonJuly18th Receiveemail&postcardnotificationswhenitstimetoplacean order.Ournextdeliveriesfor2013willbeSept.21st&Nov.16th! 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My wife was looking out the window with her arms folded, which means she is thinking about some job around the house for Yours Truly. Then she said, Honey, dont you think you should wash the car? If I live to be a hundred that thought never crossed my mind. Do you know how much trouble it is to wash my car? Then, it never fails to rain right after I wash the car and have to wash it all over again. That was on Tuesday and I said to my wife, You know, Dear, whenever a husband so addresses his wife, it always means he is trying to nd some way out of doing her request, while making it sound like he wants to do it. I said, You know, Dear, its a wonderful idea but it looks like it might rain. The key to this point is to put on a grimace and look up in the sky, in a thoughtful frame of mind. Yes, I think I saw a raindrop. It wont be long now. Right here is where most men fail. Simply because the rst round is over does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination, the issue is put to rest. I can sum up the next move in one word vamoose. In other words, disappear. Remember the old saying, Out of sight, out of chores? Find something to get you out of the line of re. There is always a chance slim though it is the Missus will get busy with something else and forget. By Thursday, I forgot the car washing idea and was standing around our living room looking out the window. It seemed harmless enough. Have you heard the old saying, An idle husband is a wifes workhorse? I heard those familiar words beginning with Honey ... And a streak of panic owed through my body, freezing up every muscle I still had. Honey, our car really needs a good washing. Now, that was bad enough and I think I could have worked out something else except before I could clear my throat, she added a phrase no husband wants to hear. Dont you agree? If I say, No, I am in trouble. If I say, Yes, I am in trouble. I am duped if I do not and doped if I do. How is a husband to win with the odds so stacked against him? With a feigned meekness that would make St. Francis of Assisi envious, I said what all good husbands say under similar conditions, Yes, Dear. The next three hours found me outside, vigorously washing Old Nelly. As I washed her, I could feel someone (I am not mentioning any names) watching from our living room window. The smile on my face camou aged the clenched teeth behind it. Just as I was putting the nishing touches on the wax job, I felt something cold on the back of my neck. At rst, being engrossed in my chore, I did not pay any attention to it. Then another and another and another. Then came the rain. I glanced at my freshly waxed car and saw drops of water cheerfully dancing on my mirrored hood. The thunder sounded like a heavenly giggle and before I could make it to the door, I was completely drenched. Ducking inside out of the rain, I was greeted by my wife who calmly asked, Oh, my. Is it raining? Of course its raining, I shivered, Ive just washed my car. As I was drying off, I chuckled to myself as a favorite Bible verse came to mind. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 KJV.) Two things in life are for certain. One: things will always fall apart. Two: God can always take those things that fall apart and pull them together for His honor and glory come rain or shine. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com .The Maharreys to performCARYVILLE The Maharreys will be performing at Harris Chapel Holiness Church at 7 p.m., today, July 3. The church is located eight miles north of Caryville on Highway 179.Fortnight for Freedom concludesBONIFAY The Knights of Columbus, Council 10513, Infant of Prague, will sponsor a Fortnight for Freedom as requested by the American Conference of Bishops. We will have one hour set aside every evening, 5:30 6:30 p.m., from June 21 to July 4 at Blessed Trinity Church in Bonifay. Our Christian principles are under attack from the secular world we live in. One person or an army of people cannot reverse this trend. But God can. We need for God to intervene and help us in our cause for religious liberty. Everyone is welcome to join us. If this is inconvenient then remember or efforts in your home or even organize a similar prayer time in your church. If you have any further questions, please contact Bob Scholl at 849-2079 or 326-6225.Monthly Jam Session SaturdayCHIPLEY Christian Haven Church will be holding their monthly Jam Session on Saturday, July 6. Refreshments will start at 6 p.m. and singing shortly after. For more information call 6380836 or 773-2602.Kingdom Rock starts SundayCHIPLEY Orange Hill Baptist Church would like to invite all Children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God, a VBS Program. The program will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from July 7 July 11 dinner will be served each day. Kingdom Rock is for children ages 3 to 5th grade. Orange Hill Baptist Church is located 3.6 miles east of Wausau, off Pioneer Road at 3485 Gainer Road. For more information call 638-7103.Salem Free Will Baptist HomecomingSTEEL CITY Salem Free Will Baptist Church will hold Homecoming Service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 7. The morning message will be given by the Rev. Charles Powell of Alford. Special music will be The Gospeltones of Marianna. Lunch will be served immediately following the message. Faith EVENTSOf course its raining, I just washed my car DR. JAMES L. SNYDEROut to Pastor

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B5Steven Dane Scott, 31, of Quincy, left to be with his Lord on Sunday, June, 23, 2013. Dane was a graduate of Ponce de Leon High School and had attended Chipola CC and Florida State University. Dane was a son, brother, grandson, brother-inlaw, uncle, nephew and cousin and relished each role with a special love that owed whenever he was present. He was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and proudly served his country in his grandfathers former unit. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Lucinda Scott of Quincy; sisters, Callie Hill (Robbie) of Tallahassee, and Carrie Allison (Daniel) of Glendive, Montana; grandmothers, Ione Williamson of Quincy and Delores Branch of Tallahassee; nephew, Roman Hill; niece, Ariel Hill and many aunts, uncles, grand uncles and aunts and cousins that adored him. Services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Quincy on June 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until time of service in the church parlor. Interment followed at Hurricane Creek Baptist Church in Holmes County at 3 p.m. Charles McClellan Funeral Home, 15 S. Jackson St., Quincy, Fla., 850-627-7677 is in charge of arrangements.Steven D. Scott UploadyourLegacyguestbookphotosnowforFREE!Withyourpaidobituary,familyandfriendswillnow haveunlimitedaccesstouploadedphotosfreeofcharge. FindObituaries. ShareCondolences. Inpartnershipwith. Findobituaries,sharecondolencesand celebratealifeat or Joelle Oswalt, 16 months 19 days, passed from the arms of her mother and father, on June 22, 2013, into the arms of Jesus, where she will live eternally and they will have a reunion with her there in Heaven because of His grace, mercy and atonement for their sin. Proceeded in death by her grandmother, Shelvie Oswalt. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan with the Rev. Ray Jones, the Rev. Lloyd Blank and Dr. Jerry Oswalt ofciating. Burial followed at 10 a.m., Wednesday at Damascus Baptist Church in Graceville, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. In lieu of owers memorials may be made to Ridgecrest Benevolence Fund 1231 Fortner Street Dothan, AL 36301. Family received friends at Ridgecrest Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 25, from 1:30 p.m. until time of service. Survived by her parents, David and Stephanie Frazier Oswalt; sister, Sophie Oswalt; paternal grandparents, Dr. Jerry and Grace Oswalt; maternal grandparents, Alan and Suzanne Frazier; great grandmother, Anne Frazier; three aunts, Deborah Jones (Brent), Colette Frazier, and Yvonne Wilson; seven cousins, Lauren, Ashleigh, Brittany, David, Danny, Justine and Patrick and several great aunts and uncles.Joelle OswaltRalph C. Carlisle Jr., 81, passed away on June 23, 2013. Ralph was born on Sept. 26, 1931, in Sneads, graduating from Sneads High School and Auburn University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After graduating from college, Ralph joined the United States Marine Corps., and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., where he met the love of his life, Bertha to whom he was married for 49 years until her death in 2006. Ralphs career included working in New Orleans, La., and West Palm Beach, before moving to Chipley in 1957 where he managed and then owned Coggin and Deermont Construction Company. Always with a big smile, Ralph lived each day to its fullest and enjoyed water skiing, woodworking, gardening, and entertaining numerous friends at his lake house, on his boat or in his home. All the while, he enjoyed raising his sons Cary and Doug encouraging them in all aspects of their lives. He is survived by sons, Cary of Pensacola and Doug (Virginia) of Chipley; granddaughters, Elizabeth Palmer of Thomasville, Ga., Mandy Foran and Kelly Foran of Chipley, and great grandchildren Kinsley Foran and Jude Palmer. A Rosary Service was held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley, Fla., on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 5 p.m., followed by a visitation. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph the Worker on Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m. Interment followed at the Calvary Cemetery, Sunny Hills, with Brown Funeral Home Directing. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations be made in Ralphs memory to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue, Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446. Family and friends can sign the online registry at www.brownfh.net.Ralph C. Carlisle Jr.Hosea Lee Brown of Vernon passed away on June 25, 2013, at home. Mr. Brown was born on July 16, 1922, in Wausau, to James Brown and Jennie Young Brown both deceased. He served 30 years in the U.S. Army at 1st Sergeant (E8). He survived WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was decorated with many Medals of Honor for his military service. He also retired from the State of Florida where he was employed as a Juvenile Corrections Ofcer at Marianna School for Boys. Mr. Brown was a faithful member of Grant Tabernacle AME Church. He served as trustee for many years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Northwest Florida Community Hospital until his health prevented him from doing so. In addition to his parents her was proceeded in death by the mother of his six children, James (Jimmy) A, Brown; a brother Willis Brown; his only sister, Lettie Ponds-Brown and his sons, Titus J. Scott and Gregory D. Brown. Mr. Brown is survived by a wife, Juanita brown; his brother, Arnold Brown (Tereatha) of Miami; his sons, Stanley Hosea Brown, Austin, Texas and Bruce Scott (Meta) of Stanford; daughters, Yvonne Brown, Elfriede Harris (Keith), Jacalyn Brown of Ocala, and Jerilyn Brown of St. Petersburg. He also leaves to cherish his memory 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; a very special niece whom he named, Vivian Morris and a favorite grandniece, Tamela Morris, along with numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. The Rev. Willie and Blondelle Brown provided care for Mr. Brown in his nal years. Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at 3 p.m., at the Grant Tabernacle A.M.E. Church in Chipley, with the Rev. Sandra Jones and the Rev. Larry Brown ofciating. Interment followed in the St. Luke Memorial Gardens of Vernon with Military Honors, with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing. The remains were is repose for one hour before services at the church.Hosea L. BrownMrs. Eddie Lee Thomas, 97, of Chipley, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where she served as the Church Mother. Survivors include her three sons, Fredrick Paul, James Erick and John Wayne (Denise); two stepsons, Joe Louis Thomas and Buck Thomas; three grandchildren, Sammie Thomas, Allen Tracy (Cora) Thomas and Connie Thomas; nine great grandchildren and two great grandchildren along with a host of numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Celebration services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Jerusalem Baptist Church, Chipley with the Rev. Price Wilson, Pastor/ ofciating. Interment followed in the Northside Cemetery of Chipley. The remains were in repose one hour prior to services at the church. Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing.Eddie L. ThomasJeffrey Dale McDufe of McDufe Lane, Westville, Fla., passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the home of his son in Morgantown, W.Va. He was 55. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Cliff Quincey ofciating. Burial will follow in the McDufe Family Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 21, from 6 until 8 p.m. Dale was born Aug. 15, 1957, in Geneva County, Ala., to the late Colon and Clara Weeks McDufe. He was a very loving son, husband and father. In addition to his parents, a brother, Wayne McDufe, and his father-inlaw, Sam Broxson, preceded him in death. Survivors include his devoted wife, DeAnn Broxson McDufe, Westville; one son, Jeffrey McDufe, Morgantown, W.Va.; one daughter, Candice McDufe; one brother, Greg McDufe (Liz); sister-inlaw, Elizabeth McDufe, all of Westville; mother-inlaw, Faye Broxson; several nieces, nephews and other extended family. Serving as pallbearers will be Greg McDufe, Grant McDufe, Kalabe Stevens, Jeff Brownell, Eric Brownell and Jimmy Davis. Jeffrey D. McDufe ObituariesWEDNESDAY10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397.THURSDAY7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the rst Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets rst Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177AFRIDAY6 a.m.: Mens Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper 4th Friday of every month January September. 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more information call 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Mariannas Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church.SATURDAYThe Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the rst and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen.SUNDAY8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville. Community CALENDAR Crossword SOLUTION JEFFREY D. MCDUFFIE

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