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50www.bonifaynow.com For the latest breaking news, visitBONIFAYNOW.COMPhone: 850-547-9414 Website: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 IN BRIEF imes imes imes T imes imes imes imes T T imes imes imes imes T T T AHOLMES COUNTY Board approves new storage buildingBy CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY The Holmes County District School Board approved of allowing the Holmes County Pee Wee football team to build a new brick storage building at Memorial Field during their regular meeting on Dec. 17. Representing the Pee Wee team, Noah Bowen informed the Board that he had spoke with the City of Bonifay during the Bonifay City Councils Nov. 25 meeting and they had recommended they come before the Holmes County District School Board. Bowen said there was already a 10-by-20 foot shed existing where they want to build an 18-by-25 foot brick structure and that they would be using their own funding to build it. Bowen assured them that being on the citys property it would belong to the City of Bonifay. I felt that it would be appropriate for them to get permission from both the City of Bonifay and the Holmes County District School Board before continuing, said School Board Attorney Lucas Taylor. The board approved of Data Classi cation and Access Control Procedure presented by District Technology Director Michael Pinnella. The state auditor presented us with several line items involving se-Of cer red for battery requests trialBy CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY Former Holmes County Of cer William Joel Patrick faced trial on Dec. 19 in the charges he received in March for allegedly battering an inmate, Dale Castro, at the Holmes County Correctional Institute. Holmes County Lt. Michael Raley explained that they were in the process of an internal investigation against Patrick for allegedly allowing a male and female inmate to come in contact with one another, which lead to intercourse. It was during this investigation that Raley said they received a complaint from Policeabuse.com. This is a site used to eld police complaints, said Raley. It was during our investigation that another of cer said there was a possible incident prior to the inmates engaging in sexual intercourse that Garden club holds craft programCECILIA SPEARS | Times-AdvertiserBonifay Garden Club members donated Christmas gifts to the residents of the Dogwood Inn Assisted Living Center in Bonifay on Dec. 17. Every year we have a Season of Giving project to help the community, said Club President Adonna Bartlett. This year we chose Dogwood Inn Assisted Living Center. We just want everyone to know that we are more than just gardening, were about planting the seeds of good stewardship through community service and dedication to our area. Kiwanis Club brings cheerPHOTO BY CECILIA SPEARS | Times-AdvertiserChristmas cheer was brought to many boys and girls as Bonifay Kiwanis Club held their annual gift giving celebration for the little boys and girls of Tri-County Head Start on Dec. 18. Each member of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club donated money to purchase presents for all the head start children and invited good ol Saint Nick to deliver the presents to each one. The Tri-County Head Start children also put on a production for the members of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club by singing Christmas carols. This is something we do for the children every year, said President Sandy Spear. Thats what the Bonifay Kiwanis Club is here for; to help our local children. More so getting to see how excited the children get when they receive their presents is in itself a reward. Wausau sets workshopWAUSAU The Town of Wausau will be holding a workshop at the Wausau Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Dec. 26. The public is invited to attend. Handicapped persons wishing to attend, who will need special accommodations, should contact the Town Clerk, Town of Wausau at 638-1781.Sound of Music AuditionsMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for The Sound of Music, Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Ages rst grade and up are welcome. No previous experience is required. Those auditioning for the Von Trap children will audition at 5 p.m. Adults and all others will audition at 6:30 p.m. Callback auditions are at 6 p.m., Jan. 7. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard and Hammerstein. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Evry Mountain, Do-ReMi, and the title song The Sound of Music. Contact Charles Sirmon, 718-2227; sirmonc@chipola.edu.CECILIA SPEARS | Times-AdvertiserBonifay Garden Club held their annual Christmas crafts program for the second graders of Bonifay Elementary School on Dec. 18. Garden Club members brought various items so that the children could make their own holiday decoration to take home with them. This is something that we enjoy doing every year with the children, said club President, Adonna Bartlett. Theyre so very creative and they love doing it plus I think it not only shares the love of gardening with the children but also spreads Christmas cheer. Volume 123, Number 37Wednesday, DECEMBER 25 2013See STORAGE A2 See TRIAL A2 Season of Giving See BRIEF A2INDEXOpinion ................................A4 Sports ..................................A7 Faith ..................................A10 Obituaries ............................A9 Classi eds .....................A11-12 A A A dvertiser


LocalA2 | Washington County News Wednesday, December 25, 2013 WhenitcomestoSEERtheSeasonal EnergyEciencyRatioofyourhomes heatingandcoolingsystem,thehigherthe number,themoreecientitruns.Andthat canmeanbigsavingsinenergybills. Treatyourselftosavingsthisholidayseason andupgradetoahigh-eciencyair-source orgeothermalheatpump! WestFloridaElectrichasgotaChristmas giftforyouthatwillmakeyourpurchaseof ahigh-eciencyheatpumpeasier.Were oeringasmuchas$600pertoninrebates tohomeownerssavingyoumoneyin energycostsnowandinthefuture.Visit www.westorida.cooptodayformore detailsorcallusat(800)342-7400. You CAN keepfromgettingcoloncancer. HOW? Getacolonoscopy.Itisassimpleasthat.Coloncanceristhesecondleadingcauseofcancerdeaths. Coloncancerisessentiallycompletelypreventablewithtimely colonoscopies.Allpeople50oroldershouldhaveacolonoscopy.If youhavefamilymemberswhohavehadcanceratayoungage,you shouldhaveacolonoscopyatage40. Colonoscopyisasafe,painlessoutpatientprocedureperformed, whileyouareinalightsleep,byDr.DaleMitchumatDoctors MemorialHospitalinBonifay.Dr.Mitchumisaboardcertied FellowoftheAmericanCollegeofSurgeonsandhasagreatdealof experienceperformingcolonoscopies. Toscheduleyourcolonoscopycall 850-547-8118SouthernHealthcareRuralHealthClinic Patrick battered an inmate. The victims family called them simultaneously as we received information of the possible battery. There was an internal investigation and in May Patrick was terminated, according to Raley. It was his right to request a trial, so he requested a trial, said Raley. Patricks trial was scheduled to begin the morning of Dec. 19 at the Holmes County Courthouse. TRIAL from page A1Jennie Finch Coming to Chipola for Softball CampMARIANNA Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball eld, Jan. 25 and 26. The two-day Chipola camp will include instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Registration fee is $250. No onsite registration will be available. The Skills Camp will be held Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion. Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball. The Camp will continue Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne. Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-shirt, Personalized Softball and Certicate of Participation. For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850718-2468, Belinda Hendrix at 718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 573-1508.Harpist to perform as part of Artist SeriesMARIANNA The Chipola Artist Series presents harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, at 7 p.m., Jan. 16, in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendietas Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Tickets are available online at www. chipola.edu. BRIEF from page A1 curity, said Pinnella. We answered most of his questions and most of it was just a formality. For example our information response plan if there was a data breech where critical information is spilled out such as social security numbers. I just want to say that Junior Beta did an amazing job in Orlando this year, said Superintendent Eddie Dixon. I also went to two plays, at Poplar Springs and Bethlehem, and they were both excellent. School board member Shirley Owens also commended the Beta Clubs. Beta is my heart and I would just like to say how proud I am of our Beta Clubs especially their hard work in Orlando, said Owens. Several of our schools won rst place and it does my heart good to see them put so much into what they do. I am so very proud of our students. Chairman Rusty Williams echoed Owens complements towards the students of Holmes County schools. Were very proud of our students and all they achieve, said Williams. We had the First Lady Ann Scott at our school, Bonifay Elementary School, and she read to our children. We were very pleased to have her in Holmes County. Board approved of canceling the rst meeting in January, which leaves the next scheduled meeting set for 6 p.m. on Jan. 21.CEci CI Lia IA SPEars ARS | Times-AdvertiserHolmes County District School Board evaluates Noah Bowens request for the Holmes County Peewee football team to build a shed at Memorial Field during their regular meeting on Dec. 17. PhPH OTO BY CEciCI Lia IA SPEars ARSBonifay Middle School and Holmes County High School bands held a Holmes County Christmas Celebration concert on Dec. 19 at the Holmes County High School Auditorium. Low Brass and Percussion Ensemble performed Misty Mountains; BMS performed Dreidel Bells, Up on the Housetop and Ode to Joy; BMS Advanced Band performed We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock; BMS and HCHS Bands performed Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; the Flute Ensemble performed Silent Night; the HCHS Band performed Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming; and HCHS Blue Pride Band performed Christmas Suite including Oh Come Emmanuel, Ukrainian Bell Carol and What Child is This? Christmas Concert STORAGE from page A1


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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.comWednesday, December 25, 2013 APage 4SectionThe 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: $40.95The 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: The 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 SupervisorHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACTUSPUBLISHER Nicole Bare eld: nbare eld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@bonifaynow.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION clamb @chipleypaper.com 850-638-0212 Circulation Customer Service 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING Bill Allard: wallard@ chipleypaper. com 850-547-9414 Our VIEW Our VIEW As promised last week, the Prattlers intentions are to center this weeks column around Bonifay and Holmes County readers, their comments regarding my writings and the contacts the Wells family had with those of yesteryear. My sister, Hazel Wells Tison, and I, are happy to have our columns appearing in both the Holmes and Washington papers. As this is the Christmas Edition for both of us, it will be interesting to see what her topic is. Throughout my years of writing, my columns at Christmas Season have centered around the home old place, our experiences, and especially how Bonifay was involved. During our upbringing, Christmas shopping for the Wells Family was strictly low budget. On Christmas Eve the trek to Bonifay was made by the entire clan. Since we have now lived in Chipley for 44 years, a point has been made to visit the old home place at Christmas and make an appearance in the Bonifay business places searching for that certain feeling. Our parents marriage was preformed by County Judge J. R. Carswell in the Holmes County Courthouse and, of course, the of cial recording of the proceedings on Sept. 12, 1925 is duly recorded there. Although we lived in Washington County, our mailing address was Route One, Bonifay. Mr. Lurie Stott was the only full time rural carrier that I recall bringing the mail to our house. Mr. N. D. Miller, a early Bonifay businessman, set our father up in the egg producing venture. His early purchases of guano the for crops were from Bon;ifays Mr. Sellie Andrews. This gentlemen also served on appointment as Sheriff of Holmes County. His son, Cletus Andrews, was elected to the of ce in 1957 and served until 1968. Grocery shopping was done in Bonifay throughout my earlier years. The main grocery stores were that of Mr. Joseph Fulford, Mr. Edwin Andrews and later, Mr. O. K. Williams. When our parents nally came to open a banking account, it was with the Bank of Bonifay during the days of Mr. Eric Folmar, and actually came about soon after the end of World Wart II. Evans Department store, joined by Barkers and Schienbergs were major shopping stops. Pelts 5 & 10 cent store was a must for all the youngsters and many adults. Mr. Elijah Golden brought ice to our home before electricity. Mr. Monroe Williams was the trusty Watkins Man whose route included our home before returning to Bonifay. Both of these gentlemen kept up informed on the news and we regarded them as friends. The Holmes County Advertiser was always in our home. Our grandfather, James Thomas Wells, doted on the advice of Editor E. A. Williams and walked the half-mile distance to our home to read the paper soon after its arrival. Our dad depended on Mr. Thomas Burgess to keep his radio in good working order as it was considered a necessity in his pick up truck. Vehicle mechanics that I remember daddy Esto School shown in 1949. Hester attended there through the 9th grade before moving on to Holmes County High School in 1942, where she graduated in 1945. Satsuma, a citrus suitable for colder climates, are making a comeback in our area. I am not sure if new varieties have been developed to withstand cold or if the cycle of deep freezing temperatures have just not reached us yet. Recently, though, I saw on the news that the Glass family over in Jackson are harvesting several acres of the sweet easy to peel citrus. Their main market is through the schools, both for lunchrooms and as fund raisers for various clubs because the small easypeel features are just right for children. Also, Secretary of Agriculture has been encouraging school lunch programs to include more local produce in their food plan. Satsuma has always been my favorite citrus, I suppose thats because when I was growing up we had maybe a dozen Satsuma trees located south of our house. Our Dad always told us not to eat them until they were ripe, but the truth is I dont remember seeing orange colored ones on the trees. The year after we were married, 1950, a severe winter wiped out the citrus in our area including all the Satsuma trees on the Wells farm. That year we were living in Vernon in the house with Mrs. Dee Roache when her kumquat tree that reached the top of her house was frozen solid with bushels of kumquats still on the tree. A later freeze got the one on the Tison place. Our friends Jim and Faye Helms have a nice Satsuma, an orange, and a kumquat tree at their hillside home which they share with us. I have tried to convince them that it isnt necessary to wait for them to turn orange to eat them. We now have two Satsuma trees that had a total of 35 fruit this year. The kumquat tree that DiAnn Shores dug up and brought to us in living and putting on new growth after being severely pruned for the move. From my nephew Gordon Wells tree, I picked a bunch of the oval fruits which is eaten skin and all and have made several Kumquat pies from a recipe from Fresh From Florida. It is quite a hit so here it is. 2/3 cup kumquat puree, cup lemon juice (fresh preferred,) 1 can condensed milk, one 8 oz. container whipped topping, one 9 inch Graham cracker pie crust, or baked and cooled 9 inch pastry crust. Cut Kumquats in half and remove the seed. Process until pureed. It takes about 2 cups fresh Kumquats to make 2/3 cup. Mix the puree with the lemon juice; then the condensed milk. Fold into the topping and pour into the prepared and cool crust. Chill or freeze. A refreshing taste comparable to key lime pie. I read that Dade City in Pasco County is becoming quite a center for Kumquat production and a lady there has started a business selling the pies from several locations in central and southwest Florida. One of my vivid Christmas memories involves Satsumas. Northeast of Bonifay there was a Satsuma grove belonging to Mr. Stott, the father of our rural mail carrier on Route One, Mr. Lurie Stott and his brother Eugene, the mail carrier on Bonifay Route 4. It was Christmas vacation and either my sister Minnie Lee or I had received a little tin tea set as we exchanged gifts at Brackin School. In the storage room next to the smoke house we had found a burlap bag of Satsumas. I suppose all of ours had been eaten by then and I never gave it a thought that those might not be ours. Minnie Lee, Clyde and I were having us a tea party with juice squeezed from Satsumas taken from that bag when Daddy came along. We saw from his expression that we were in trouble. The fruit which we were enjoying were from a bag hed bought from Mr. Stott for one of his Peddling customers in Panama City. Talk about a party pooper! I have never forgotten that party and the little red owered tin tea set. Maybe that is why I still enjoy Satsumas so much.Forbidden fruit! I wish for you all a Happy and Blessed Christmas.Satsuma triggers a Christmas memory Holmes County memoriesPERRYS PRATTLEPerry Wells HAPPY CORNERHazel Wells Tison COLA cuts fall at See PRATTLE A5The ink hasnt even dried yet on Congress bipartisan budget deal, and members already are talking about undoing one of its few spending reductions. Under the plan negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., military retirees would see the annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) in their pensions cut by 1 percent until they reach the age of 62. That means that the 1.7 percent COLA that took effect Dec. 1 would be just 0.7 percent for military retirees under age 62, after the reduction is phased in over three years starting in 2014. That is projected to save the federal government $6 billion. Overall, the RyanMurray budget aims to cut $23 billion over 10 years with the majority of those reductions not scheduled to be made until 2022 and 2023. You probably have better odds of correctly picking the Super Bowl winners a decade from now than you do seeing a future Congress and president honor these spending caps. But you wont have to wait 10 years to see it unravel, as Congress already is picking at a loose string. Not surprisingly, military veterans are raising a ruckus over seeing their COLAs cut, and their elected representatives in Washington are quickly responding that they will x this issue. Rep. Steve Southerland, RPanama City, voted for the Ryan-Murray budget with the COLA cuts, but in a prepared statement Tuesday said with two years remaining before these COLA changes are due to take effect, I am hopeful the House will address the concerns of our retirees between now and then. His colleague in the House, fellow Northwest Floridian Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Chumuckla, concurred, saying he had deep concerns with the way military pensions are treated in this bill. Miller, the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said he hopes the COLA provisions will be revised after the bill becomes law. On the Senate side, Lindsay Graham, John McCain and other members pledged to restore the COLAs. Defense spending should not be immune from budget cuts, although targeting military retirees pensions over more substantive cuts in the Pentagon is not the way to accomplish it. Their service and sacri ces to the nation should be rewarded over bureaucratic bloat and costly contracting.See OUR VIEW A5


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When our parents used the term going to town, we all knew they meant Bonifay. Inasmuch as we lived in Washington County, Vernon High School was the school for all eight of the Wells children who survived to adulthood. Our acquaintance with the boys and girls in our age group who lived and attending school in Bonifay, was limited to those we met while visiting our aunt and uncle, Lela Wells Harris and Edward Harris, who rented an apartment from Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Creel, near the court house. He began working with barber, Mr. Pharoah (Faro) Lewis at the age of 17 and worked until health issues brought on retirement. A second source of contact with the Bonifay young people was through our cousin, John Pipkin, who attended Bonifay school, although living in Washington County. Our acquaintance was limited to names only, but we got to know many of them during the time John and I were in the University of Florida with a host of Holmes County young men our age. Some remembered are Paul Belser, Shouppe Howell, Claude Barden, John Woodham, brothers, Pat and Cortez Bush, Sam Polston, James Houston Joyner, Jeral Smithgall, brothers Earl Red Royal and Byron Shake Royal, Randall Roberts, and Jack Tison, who married Hazel. Esto native, Hester Lucas, and I met in 1944 while working in Christos 5 & 10 cent store in Panama City. The courtship began in 1948 after my enrollment in the University, with marriage on Oct. 4, 1952. Our son, Tim, lives on the last vestige of the homestead of his maternal great grandfather, John Daniel Hartzog. His law practice is in Bonifay. He reported last week that Margaret Woodall and Larry Motley had told him of reading and enjoying my comments each week. Gordon, our son, has worked in Poplar Springs School for 13 years and is presently the principal. He tells me often of hearing favorable comments on the prattle and I hope I have acknowledged them all. Last week when speaking to Son and Virginia Chance at the visitation for Avonelle Sims Hagan, held at First Baptist in Bonifay, Son asked: Perry, how do you remember all of those names you come up with in your column? I have had others mentions seeing many names of those passed on and I consider it a compliment that I can provide this service. Hopefully, this writing will show, to some degree, just how my family relied on Bonifay and Holmes County people during my early years. See you all next week. OUR VIEW from page A4 PRATTLE from page A4PHOTO BY DAVId D LAUEN Kiwanis made a donation of $500 recently to BES Music program and Florida Allstate Elementary recipient Meredith Bailey. She is one of 200 children chosen to be in the Allstate chorus in Tampa in January. HHOlLIdDAY MAGICPHOTO BY CC ECIl L IA Sp P EARs S Meredith Bailey provided entertainment at a recent Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting singing Show Me How to Love and Sing Me Noel of Christmas. Special to Halifax Media Group MARIANNAARIANNA Registration for Spring classes at Chipola College begins Thursday, Jan. 3, for returning students. New and returning student registration is Jan. 6. Classes begin Jan. 7. There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a nal high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Ofce; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance. Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelors Degrees include: Science Education Middle Grades (5-9); Biology Education Secondary Grades (6-12); Mathematics Education Middle Grades (5-9); Mathematics Education Secondary Grades (6-12); English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; Business Administration with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certication program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching eld. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their rst two years of college work and then transfer to a fouryear program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelors degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specic majors are available from Student Affairs and are located on the college website at www.chipola. edu. Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Fireghter, Law Enforcement Ofcer, Correctional Ofcer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Nursing Assistant and Welding. Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN), Nursing LPN to RN, Paramedic to RN, and Recreation Technology. College Credit Certicate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, CISCO Certied Network Associate, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic. The schedule of classes is available online at www. chipola.edu. For information, call 718-221. Prepare now for spring classes at ChipolaBut if COLAs and other military benefits are to be pared in the name of fiscal austerity, they should be part of a comprehensive plan that addresses all government spending, especially the entitlement programs that fuel the deficit and debt and pose the greatest threat to the nations long-term financial security. That way everyone has a stake in the sacrifice. The Ryan-Murray deal is about the farthest thing from that concept. Its a plan designed not to put America on a more sound spending path (indeed, it increases spending the first two years by $63 billion) but to avoid facing another political showdown, and potential government shutdown, over the budget before the 2014 midterm elections. The immediate retreat on COLAs shows that they cant even follow through on the extremely modest projected cuts in this budget. That does not bode well for when real courage is needed to tackle the big-ticket items.


LocalA6 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Wednesday, December 25, 2013By CECILIA SPEARS547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY The Holmes County Public Library invited the community to celebrate the librarys 40th Anniversary at the library on Dec. 12 where they shared stories, food and fellowship. The celebration started with a few words from Cody Taylor and Ann Leavins followed by a ceremony of dedication for the librarys Viva Florida Time Capsule by Library Director Susan Harris and ended with refreshments and entertainment. Im delighted to be here and would like to give you a little background on what I know about the Holmes County Public Library, said Taylor. I came here in 1977, so the library was already going at that time but I was the Assistant County Agent prior so I knew the library opened in 1973. He said that the Holmes County Public Library started with a group of civic minded gentlemen who saw a need for a public library and from there they turned the task over to the Womans Club of Bonifay, who ran the library for some time. Then, in the early s a group of men came before the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners about becoming a part of the Northwest Florida Library System, which was made of several counties here in the panhandle, said Taylor. On December the 12 of 1973 the Holmes County Public Library ofcially opened its doors to the public at the facilities with the City Hall of Bonifay. Ann Leavins with the Holmes County Public Library shared some of the services provided by the library. We are extremely proud of our library and the services that we offer, said Leavins. Actually, apart from printouts from the computer and copies, everything else is free. As we have moved into the technology age, computers have become a vital part of the library. She said their computers are used for schoolwork, job searching, applying for government benets, and even for fun. We have Gale Databases provided by the State Library so all information is at your ngertips, said Leavins. Our staff is always happy to help guide patrons to the correct resources and, of course, we still love our books. We have faithful patrons who still like the feel of a book in their hands. For even those with Kindles, Nooks, and other tablets, the library now offers access to E Books and DVDs and CDs are also available. New programs have been added to our database, such as the Universal Class, which is a great way to learn computer programs and also preparing for a new career, Atomic Training is a great program to update computer skills and for preparing to take ACT, SAT, SSAT, PSAT, and PLAN we have a program called EPrep, said Leavins. We also have a sign language program called Signing Savvy, which is a cool way to brush up on your sign language skills and for patrons who love to explore their local family genealogy, we have a substantial amount of research material. We also have an Interlibrary Loan Service where we can order books from other libraries for patrons. As much as they enjoy their adult patrons, she said they want to focus heavily on our children. We emphasize that young readers become very smart adults, said Leavins. We have an amazing summer program each year and our director tries to outdo herself each year. Last year was all about space and we worked really hard to bring the experience to our local kids. The visiting children were able to Skype with an astronaut. Being able to Skype with an astronaut directly to NASA, Houston was exciting to say the least, said Leavins. We have over a thousand children who attend each year and its the highlight of their summer vacation. They had a lot to celebrate as this years program was focused on this year being the 500th year of the discovery of Florida. We already had programs to educate and enjoy all that our great state offers, which included a Ponce de Leon program on April 3 in honor of Juan Ponce de Leon, the man who is credited with discovering Florida, said Leavins. We partnered with State Park personnel, Perdido Bay Indian Tribe, a re-enactment of Ponce de Leons relationship with the Indian tribes, provided by HCHS drama department and Ponce de Leon Elementary School. It really was a wonderful program. Harris informed everyone that the State Library has provided a time capsule for this anniversary year, which was lled with various items from throughout the county including schools and newspaper items marking various events throughout the year. We must add that we have great patrons and community partners who do so much to support us and also, our volunteer Friends of the Library group work all year raising funds for our childrens programs; we encourage you to become a member and support our library, said Leavins. Finally, GED classes are offered through Washington/Holmes Vo-Tech at the old GAP building up the hill from the library. She invited anyone who wishes to nd out more information to visit their website at http://holmes. lib..us. We also have a busy and colorful Facebook page: Holmes County Public Library, Bonifay because theres also one in Ohio, said Leavins. Be sure to like us and let us know how we are doing. Of course, we want you to stop in the library and check out all the new books and take a few minutes to visit.Holmes County Public Library celebrates 40 years Top: In light of the season the library made a Christmas tree made entirely of books. Above: Lunch was provided to all those who attended.PHo O To O S byBY CEci CI Lia IA SpSP Ea A RS The celebration of the Holmes County Public Librarys 40th Anniversary started with a few words from Cody Taylor and followed by a ceremony of dedication for the librarys Viva Florida Time Capsule by Library Director Susan Harris.


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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 A8 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Washington County News Extra Softball CelebrityJennieFinchisComing toChipola!TwoDayCamp-January25&26 The2daycampincludesinstructioneach daywithlunchonSaturday.Registration deadlineisFriday,January21.Registrationfeeis$250.Noon-siteregistrationwillbeavailable. Formoreinformation,callKellyBrookinsat 850-718-2468,BelindaHendrixat850-718-2358 orJimmyHendrixat850-573-1508. Wealsotakecareof (850)638-5885 MostVehicles Upto5qts. syntheticblend MostVehicles $1995 Special to Halifax Media GroupBONIFAY The Holmes County High School JROTC rie team has been trying to determine how they could get better ries for their rie team. Out of 468 JROTC units in the state of Florida, only 27 teams are selected to attend the state rie championship competition, which has been in existence for the last two years. Holmes County JROTC Rie Team has had the honor of being a contender both years at Island Coast High School in Cape Coral. All JROTC units have the M887 Daisy Air Ries but are venturing out to nd a way to always better their scores with better ries. The JROTC units are restricted in some way in that the air rie must comply with specic air rie requirements on velocity, function, weight, trigger weight capability and general conguration. The cost must be under $525. Cliff McGowan and Randy Adams, local chapter ofcers from Holmes Creek Longspurs, Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation presented Holmes County JROTC rie commander Christian Grimes a $500 check to purchase a Crosman Challenger Competition Air Rie. The team that won last years state rie championship competition had this rie. The rie team can only take four members to the state competition and has been trying to gure out how to purchase these new and improved ries. They will hold a competition to see who will get the honor to shoot the Crosman Challenger Competition Air Rie. Maybe Santa will nd a way to put three more of these ries underneath the JROTC Christmas tree. SPECia IA L To O Ha A Lifa IFA X MEDia IA GRo O UPThe Holmes County Council on Aging celebrated its November birthdays on Nov. 22. From left are Dot Carroll and Lilia Grier. BEComOME aA hosHOSPiICE VoOLUnNTEER HEEWETTETT RECEPTRECEPTION KIWANIS DDONAT TION NOVEVEMBERER BIRTRTHDDAYSCC ELEna NA MEDLEy Y | Special to Halifax Media GroupThe Bonifay Kiwanis Club made a Christmas donation of $200 to the Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center shortly before their meeting on Dec. 11. Crossword PPUZZLESOLUTLUTION ON PP AGEE A9 SPECia IA L To O Ha A Lifa IFA X MEDia IA GRo O UPFriends, family and co-workers came celebrate 38 years of service for Janice Hewett as PeoplesSouth Bank wished her a fond farewell a Retirement Reception held in her honor on Dec. 16. Shes been a city president of Bonifay branch and a compliance ofcer for the bank, which has 19 branches and a twentieth branch being built in Dothan, said loan ofcer Gail Davis. Shes a wonderful person, and were denitely going to miss her. Shes done a wonderful job with her work, which has been 38 years in banking and almost 14 years with PeoplesSouth Bank.SPECia IA L To O Ha A Lifa IFA X MEDia IA GRo O UPChrystal Gross, patient care manager, and Julie Pettis, executive director, both of Emerald Coast Hospice, welcome new administrative volunteer Susan Brandt to the Chipley ofce. Sue is a new volunteer who provides clerical and administrative assistance to the staff at Emerald Coast Hospice in Chipley. If you are interested in being a volunteer, call Margo Lamb at 638-8787. SPECia IA L To O Ha A Lifa IFA X MEDia IA GRo O UPMembers of the Holmes County High School JROTC rie team include, from left, Cliff McGowan, Randy Adams, Christian Grimes and 1SG Burlew.JROTC rie team gets early Christmas present LiLIVE OakAK DDRiIVE ThTHRU ofOF LighLIGHTsSSPECia IA L To O Ha A Lifa IFA X MEDia IA GRo O UP Live Oak Assembly of God has its annual Drive Thru of Lights display up for the month of December with free entry to all vehicles. The church is at 2118 Live Oak Road in Bonifay just off of County Road 177A.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A9Sound of Music AuditionsMARIANNA Chipola College Theatre will hold auditions for The Sound of Music, Monday, Jan. 6, in the Chipola Center for the Arts. Ages rst grade and up are welcome. No previous experience is required. Those auditioning for the Von Trap children will audition at 5 p.m. Adults and all others will audition at 6:30 p.m. Callback auditions are at 6 p.m., Jan. 7. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard and Hammerstein. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Evry Mountain, Do-Re-Mi, and the title song The Sound of Music. Contact Charles Sirmon, 850-7182227; sirmonc@chipola. edu.Harpist to Preform as part of Artist SeriesMARIANNA The Chipola Artist Series presents harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, at 7 p.m., Jan. 16, in the Center for the Arts. Leading the audience through the right turns, dips, and smoky cafes of Argentina, harpist Anna Maria Mendietas Tango del Cielo (Tango from Heaven) is a fresh innovative presentation of the passionate and sensuous music of the Tango and Spanish Flamenco. Complete with Latin instruments and Flamenco dancers, the theatrical music and dance program is a must see. Tickets are available online at www.chipola.edu. Tickets will be available in the Center for the Arts Box Ofce. Jennie Finch coming to Chipola for Softball CampMARIANNA Area softball players will have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with softball superstar Jennie Finch and four other professional players at the Chipola College Softball eld, Jan. 25 and 26. The two day Chipola camp will include instruction each day with lunch on Saturday. Registration deadline is Jan. 21. Registration fee is $250. No on-site registration will be available. The Skills Camp will be held Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Players will learn to practice like a champion, play like a champion and live like a champion. Jennie Finch and other Softball Greats will lead a full day of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball. The Camp will continue Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Skills camp coaches will include Jennie Finch, Kat Dodson, Ivy Renfroe, Lauren Gibson and Raven Chavanne. Campers will receive instruction from professional coaches and players, lunch on Saturday, Camp T-shirt, Personalized Softball and Certicate of Participation For information, call Kelly Brookins at 850-7182468, Belinda Hendrix at 850-718-2358 or Jimmy Hendrix at 850-573-1508.Spring into Vegetable GardeningBONIFAY The Holmes County Extension Ofce will be holding an interactive video series for novice gardeners from 67:30 p.m. on every Tuesday from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4, 2014 in the Extension Ofce Conference Room in Bonifay. Cost will be $30 per person or $45 per couple. Anyone interested can contact the Holmes County Extension Ofce at 547-1108.CHS students to perform GreaseCHIPLEY Chipley High School Music Theater students will perform their spring musical, Grease, at 7 p.m. April 10-12. For more information, call 638-6100.HCHS chorus to perform Decades of MusicBONIFAY The Holmes County High School Chorus will present Decades of Music March 13-15 at the HCHS auditorium. UploadyourLegacyguestbookphotosnowforFREE!Withyourpaidobituary,familyandfriendswillnow haveunlimitedaccesstouploadedphotosfreeofcharge. FindObituaries. ShareCondolences. Inpartnershipwith. Findobituaries,sharecondolencesand celebratealifeat or Crossword SOLUTION GuidelinesUIDELINESObituary notices are written by funeral homes and relatives of the decease. The Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser reserves the right to edit for AP style and format. Families submitting notices must type them in a typeface and font that can be scanned into a computer. Deadline for obituaries is noon on Monday for the following Wednesday newspaper. Obituaries may be emailed to funerals@chipleypaper.com or delivered to the Washington County News at 1364 North Railroad Ave, Chipley or Holmes County Times-Advertiser at 112 Eat Virginia Ave. in Bonifay.Mr. Neil Louis Eitson, age 58, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home in Bainbridge, Ga. Service and interment for Mr. Eitson will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala., at a later date. Neil Louis Eitson was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Thomasville, Ga. to Louie Clinton Eitson and Alice Watson Eitson. He grewup in Bonifay; a graduate of Holmes County High School. He graduated from Florida State University and worked as a civil engineer for the City of Quincy. Neil loved to sh and hunt. His real passion was Alabama football. A matter of fact, his last, clear, words were Roll Tide. Neil Louis Eitson is survived by his wife, Donna Eitson of Bainbridge; mother, Alice Eitson of Quincy; daughters, Angela Rice and husband, Jason of Ruston, La., Amy Richards and husband, Michael of Lewisville, Arkansas, and Cassie Riddle and husband, Brad of Magnolia, Arkansas; sisters, Brenda Helms and husband, Judge of Quincy and Melissa Stanton and husband, Mark of McDonough, Ga. and seven grandchildren. On-line condolences may be sent at www. Coxfuneral.net.Neil L. EitsonAnthony Tony Francis Polino, 82, of Bonifay, died Dec. 13, 2013. A memorial service was held, Dec. 18, 2013. Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Anthony F. PolinoRicky L. (Bear) Ewing, 54, of Chipley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. Bear was born Feb. 3, 1959, in Covington, Ky., to the late Edward W. and Mary J. (Meadows) Ewing. He was a former project manager for a major re sprinkler installation company in Orlando, where his many projects included Disneys Animal Kingdom. He had been a resident of Chipley for the past 10 years where he was owner and operator of Bears BBQ. Bear was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. Survivors include his wife, Marsha D. (Thompson) Ewing of Chipley; two Daughters, Melonie Schwartz and husband Tim and Angel Roskowski and husband Danny, all of Orlando; one brother, Al Ewing of Orlando; one sister, Pamela Martin of Brewer, Maine and one grandson, Austin Eugene Schwartz of Orlando. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel in Chipley. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time. Cremation followed. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in his memory to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 643, Chipley, FL 32428. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www. brownfh.net.Ricky L. EwingMrs. Ruby Myrle Steverson, 84, of Bonifay, passed away Dec. 16, 2013. She was born Oct. 30, 1929, to the late Lester Ewell Camp and Minnie Lee Roberts Camp. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Steverson was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Steverson; a son, Jerry Steverson and a daughter, Lisa Steverson. Mrs. Steverson is survived by a son, Mike Steverson and wife Deborah of Bonifay; a daughter, Tammy Brown of Bonifay; a sister, Bonnie Williams of Enterprise, Ala.; seven grandchildren, Kevin Watkins, Kyle Watkins, Justin Joyner, Jerome Steverson, Susan Slay, Amy Losee and Melissa Hudson and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at New Smyrna Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Michael Tadlock and the Rev. Mike White ofciating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at New Smyrna Assembly of God Church.Ruby M. SteversonMr. Leland Timothy OQuinn, 63, of Bonifay, passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. He was born Nov, 26, 1950, in Bradenton. Mr. OQuinn was preceded in death by his parents, Leland G. OQuinn and Betty Swain OQuinn and two brothers, Thomas Robert OQuinn and William Carnston OQuinn. Mr. OQuinn is survived by his wife, Debra OQuinn of Bonifay, and a brother, Samuel Katzen of Ft. Lauderdale. Memorialization was by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Leland T. OQuinn Obituaries Community EVENTSSATURDAYThe 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. 10 a.m. noon: Childrens education day 4th Saturday of every month North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.SUNDAY8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville.MONDAY10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/ Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach ofce, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.TUESDAY8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177AWEDNESDAY10 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. Community CALENDAR


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Year after year, this hullabaloo continues and nobody has taken the initiative to deal with this holiday wrangling. That is, until now. Normally, I am a mild-mannered person and just to be on the safe side, I stay out of telephone booths. You cannot be too careful, if you know what I mean. As a great philosopher once said, Ive stands all I can stand and I cant stands no more. This Christmas inequality has been going on for a very long time. It is about time somebody took some action in this regard. Since nobody else has the courage to take on this subject, I pick up my pen (actually its my computer keyboard) and duly attack the subject at hand. I know, as I begin, what I am going to say will not sit well with certain portions of the population. Some will even accuse me of jealousy and other foul attitudes. It just has to be said. This disparity is between Father Christmas and Grandfathers. As a cardcarrying member of the Grandfathers union (GFU), I feel I have the right to express my mind on this subject. In my opinion, Father Christmas is getting too much attention at the expense of Grandfathers everywhere. Sure, I give you that Father Christmas does have his place in our culture. I know children are enamored with him in his silly little red suit and funny hat. Just between you and me, no self-respecting Grandfather would be caught dead dressed like Father Christmas. I will admit that some Grandfathers dress rather silly and act even sillier. I believe I should set the record straight between Father Christmas and Grandfathers. Let me compare these two right now and clear up this subject. Then you can be the judge. I have complete con dence in the intelligence of my readers. First, Father Christmas makes up a list of naughty and nice children. I feel, and I am speaking as a Grandfather, this is highly discriminatory. Children should not be subjected to such discrimination in this day of enlightenment. Today, children have it hard enough without this silly overweight elf from the North Pole putting undue pressure on them. Grandfathers love both naughty and nice children, especially the naughty. Grandfathers know naughty children need more attention. Second, Father Christmas only comes once a year. What I want to know is what he is doing the rest of the year. From the pictures I have seen, I am guessing it is not in the area of exercise. Grandfathers are around all the time, not just at Christmas. No matter what time of year, you can always nd a Grandfather, which is more than can be said of Father Christmas. Third, Father Christmas just brings toys in his huge bag. I grant you, some of these toys are terri c. I am not going to sell Father Christmas short on this aspect. I believe credit should be given where credit is due, unless it is my credit card. Grandfathers should get some recognition for other things that are just as wonderful. Grandfathers, for example, are full of stories, jokes and a lot more. If the truth were known, Father Christmas does not have the time to tell a story to any child. I think this is sad. Sadder still, does he even know a story? Fourth, Father Christmas drives around in an oldfashioned sleigh powered by eight tiny reindeer, with no room to take children for rides. What is that all about? Nothing is more exciting for children than driving around with their Grandfather, usually in some old pickup with an array of unidenti able aromas. Whatever they are driving, the ride always ends with ice cream. Try getting Father Christmas to drive children for ice cream and see what he does. Fifth, Father Christmas, no matter where you see him, is always in a hurry. He never seems to have enough time to spend with children. Sure, toys are great, but no toy can equal time spent with a Grandfather. One of the special things about a Grandfather is he always makes time for children. God made Grandfathers for children. Even though most Grandfathers are hard of hearing, they always hear what is important. Sixth, Father Christmas, when his work is nished, lays his nger alongside of his nose and up the chimney he goes. Now that is ne, but it was a Grandfather who invented the pull-mynger joke. I know similarities exist between Father Christmas and Grandfathers. Both, for example, are rotund and quite jolly. Both love cookies. However, that just may be where the similarity ends. What people do not know, and I have this on good authority, Father Christmas always sends the Christmas bill to Grandfathers. Of course, Grandfathers do not complain about this for one moment. We are glad to help whenever we can; however, it would be nice to have a little bit of recognition during the Christmas holiday. One thing Grandfathers can do Father Christmas cannot do is pray. Blessed are the grandchildren who have a Grandfather who prays for them. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV.) One righteous Grandfather is worth all the Father Christmases in the world.St. Joseph plans holiday MassCHIPLEY St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley will have Holiday Services on the following schedule: Dec. 24, Vigil Mass at St. Joseph the Worker at 5 p.m.; Midnight Mass at St. Anne, Marianna; and Dec. 25, Mass at St. Anne at 8:30 a.m. and St. Joseph the Worker at 11 a.m.Red Hill UMC Mission SupperBONIFAY Red Hill UMCs next Mission Supper will be Jan. 24. Faith BRIEFS A grandfathers stand on the Father Christmas hullabaloo DR. JAMES L. SNYDEROut to Pastor


Wednesday, December 25, 2013 ExtraWashington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | A11 Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser | A11 11-3411 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 13-435CA Division: Civil Circuit IN RE: THE DISSOLUTION OF THE HOLMES COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION, INC. NOTICE OF HEARING YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the undersigned will call up for hearing before the Honorable Chris Patterson, judge of the above court, in the judges chambers in the Holmes County Courthouse, the address of which is 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida, on January 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Central time, or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, the Petition to Dissolve the Holmes County Fair Association, Inc. as filed in Holmes County Case Number 13-435 CA. Time set aside by the court is thirty minutes (30 minutes). PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. I CERTIFY that a copy hereof has been or will be published in the Holmes County Advertiser for four consecutive weeks as required by law. S/Lucas N. Taylor Lucas N. Taylor Attorney for Holmes County Fair Association, Inc. Florida Bar No. 670189 122B S. Waukesha Street Post Office Box 1267 Bonifay, FL 32425 Telephone: (850) 547-7301 Fax: (850) 547-7303 In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within a reasonable time prior to any proceeding, contact the Court, the address of which is: 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425, Telephone Number: (850) 547-1100. As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser November 27, December 4, 11, 18, 2013. 12-3485 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE N O. 30-2013-CA-000283 REGIONS BANK D/B/A REGIONS MORTGAGE Plaintiff, v. ROBERT R. LONG; KELLIE RANAE BARFIELD; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 4, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Holmes County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Holmes County, Florida, described as: LOTS 8 AND 9 OF BLOCK E OF THE MCCASKILL PLAT OF THE TOWN OF BONIFAY, FLORIDA, IN SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1009 N HUBBARD ST, BONIFAY, FL 32425-1704 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the Holmes County Courthouse, 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL 32425, on January 23, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 6 day of December, 2013. Special to Halifax Media GroupBONIFAY On Dec. 2, the Holmes County High School JROTC chose a mission for its annual service learning project. The mission was to conduct a food drive for needy people during the Christmas holidays at the local thrift store. All the cadets agreed on gathering 10 nonperishable food items. Cadets in leadership positions (platoon sergeants) made an inventory list as their squads brought in their food. The platoon sergeants gave the food items to the Battalion Logistics and Supply ofcer. The JROTC program took a squad of staff members to the local thrift store, where they were taught how to construct a food box and what a box of food consists of. They also learned what it took to qualify to receive the box. The cadets constructed numerous boxes with the food they bought in. The staff class returned to the high school and conducted a class for the rest of the Blue Devil Battalion on what they had learned. Every cadet in the battalion lled out a learning log and will end the mission at the end of the holidays when they receive from the local thrift store the total number of people that they had help. The JROTC would like to thank Store Manager Carolyn Davidson, Hilda Logan, Julie Brannon, Jean Hathcox, and Bobby Miller for their volunteer work. Traveling over the holiday season is a tradition many families uphold. Whether youre going to visit out-of-town family members or embarking on your annual Colorado ski trip, escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be quite the holiday treat. For your furry family members, however, this is not the case. Being left alone at home while the people you love are away can be an unsettling experience, so here are some tips for keeping your pets comfortable and happy while youre gone. There are many viable options to consider if your pet is not accompanying you on vacation. Hiring a pet sitter, boarding your pet at your veterinary clinic or doggy care facility or even asking your animal-loving neighbors if Spot could stay with them for the week are all good possibilities. It is your animals personality and preferences that determine which of these options will work best. Some pets do better at home, like cats or dogs who are easily stressed, but some pets can be destructive when left alone for too long, said Dr. Stacy Eckman, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Both pet sitters and boarding facilities offer many benets, depending on the pet. For the pet that would be more comfortable in his or her own home, pet sitters can be a wonderful choice. Pet sitters can come often and check on not only your pets, but also your home, Eckman said. By staying at home, your pets are in familiar surroundings with plenty of space to move around. However, if your animal is not tolerant of new people coming into your home, it might be difcult for the pet sitter to come and care for your pet. For instances such as this, a boarding facility would be the better option. However, there are always risks to consider when sending your pet off to be boarded. In most boarding facilities your pet is in a kennel, and although some facilities offer suites for your pets, these are still much more conned areas than many pets are used to, Eckman said. And while many facilities require immunization against many of the more common disorders, your pet can still be exposed and susceptible, even if they are properly immunized. Once youve weighed the risks and benets to decide which option would work best for your pet, it is time to evaluate which sitter or boarding facility is the perfect match. When choosing a sitter, ask for references from fellow petowning friends, and follow up with the owners on how their pets were when they returned from their trip. Researching a boarding facility before your trip is a good idea as well. Visit the boarding facilities ahead of time and ask yourself, What do they smell like? How is the noise level? Eckman said. Before leaving your house with the sitter, there are some preparations you should make to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for both the sitter and pet. Unplug all unnecessary electronics, especially those your pet can pull the cords on, and close off any rooms the pets should not be in while youre away, Eckman said. Having the pet sitter come and spend a little time with your pet before the trip can also be helpful. If youre leaving your pets at a boarding facility, there are ways you can ensure their comfort during their time away from you. Some boarding facilities offer day visits to allow your pet to visit once or twice before a trip, which can help them acclimate to the environment before a longer trip, Eckman said. Taking a special toy or blanket with your pet may make them a little more comfortable outside the home. Whether you choose to put your pet up in a boarding facility or have a pet sitter come to your house, just remember that for your pets, being left behind while their family is away can be a stressful situation. Make sure to give them plenty of love and affection before your departure and upon your arrival. Remember that while you may enjoy a vacation away from home, for your pets, there is no place like home with their family for the holidays. 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.edu. TAMPA Named for legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the 18th and early 19th centuries, Tampa Bays destinationwide annual Gasparilla celebration kicks off each January with a full schedule of pirate-themed events. From a 4-mile parade of pirates to specialty packages and a waterfront half-marathon, Tampa unloads untold Gasparilla treasures for visitors and locals to plunder. On Jan. 18, one week before the full pirate invasion begins in all its spirited revelry, younger swabs and their families enjoy their own special celebration with the Childrens Gasparilla Extravaganza. An alcohol-free event, the extravaganza includes a childrens parade, preschooler stroll, parachute jump team, piratechnics and more. The event takes place along Bayshore Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Jan. 25, the Gasparilla Pirate Fest gets underway as the Gasparilla Flotilla sets sail at 11:30 a.m. from the south end of Hillsborough Bay. Led by the worlds only fully rigged pirate ship, the Jose Gasparilla, a otilla of pleasure craftm follows along to participate in the annual re-enactment of the historic pirate invasion. Upon landing at the waterfront Tampa Convention Center, the mayor will hand over the keys to the city, and the ofcial celebration begins. The Gasparilla Invasion Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TCC, followed by the 3.8-mile Gasparilla Parade of Pirates in downtown Tampa from 2-5:30 p.m., including more than 90 elaborate oats, 14 marching bands and more than 50 Krewes. Along Kennedy Boulevard, the Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with live entertainment, food and a colorful cast of characters. Area restaurants and hotels also participate. The Wine Studio will offer $5 grottos of Sangria and $7 Pirate Pizzas; Gaspars Grotto is hosting its 2nd Annual Gasparilla Eve Pirates Gathering with live music and vendors; and the Saddlebrook Resort Tampa will welcome visitors with a special Gasparilla Getaway package. For those who want to join the invasion and celebration by water and dont have a boat, the Tampa Water Taxi Company provides hours of fun and frivolity with a special tour that includes meeting up with Gaspar and following him to the Tampa Convention Center. At the Henry B. Plant Museum, the new exhibit, Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition, explores Tampas premier party. Find out who the motley crew was, and take in some of the pirate booty and things of beauty during the citys only exhibit of Krewe of Gasparilla memorabilia, including coronation robes, ball invitations, programs, crowns and costumes, as well as vintage photographs of the invasion, parade oats, pirates and royal courts. Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition will run from Jan. 17 through Feb. 23. Film footage from the 1920s titled Memories of Gasparilla Festivals will also be shown continuously. A National Historic Landmark, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for seniors (65+ yrs.), $7 for students and $5 for children (4-12 yrs.). The celebration continues with the Gasparilla Distance Classic, which takes place Feb. 21-23 and includes a 5K, 8K, 15K, halfmarathon and even a run for kids ages 2-10. Athletes can participate in a single event or variety of combinations of two or more. All races take place along Bayshore Boulevard. On March 1-2, the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts takes place in downtown Tampa at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, featuring works from some of the countrys most acclaimed artists and rising stars. Featured art includes ceramic, digital, drawing, ber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood. The event also features the works of local young artists, live entertainment and a childrens art activity area. March 8-9 is the Gasparilla Music Festival, which takes place in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park and will feature musical acts from a wide variety of genres on several stages and cuisine from the regions top restaurants. This years lineup includes, The Flaming Lips, Los Amigos Invisibles, Delta Spirit, Jason Isbell, Anders Osborne and more. Celebrating independent lmmakers from around the world, the Gasparilla International Film Festival kicks off March 19 featuring ve days of Florida and world premiere showings, shorts, indie lms, educational panels and more.Is your pet staying home for the holidays? PEtT Ta ALK Sp P ECia IA L toTO Ha A Lifa IFA X MEDia IA GRo O Up PFrom left, front row: Carolyn Davidson, C/SGM Ashley Eberhardt, C/SGT Drew Hatch, C/1LT Laurel Murley and C/CPL Susie Ulberg. Back row, from left: Jean Hathcox, Hilda Logan, C/CPL Ethan Spears and C/CPL Alexandria Sanders. JROTC has service learning projectCelebrate Gasparilla in Tampa Bay


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Call (850)638-1483 Kyle Hudson Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser on December 18, 2013 and December 25, 2013. 12-3490 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVILDIVISION Case No: 2010 CA 000353 DIANE GAIL PURSELL, AS PERSONALREPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF GLENN G. WATT, deceased, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID W. CURRY, et al., Defendants. Division: Judge Patterson NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Cody Taylor, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Holmes County, Florida, will, on the 9th day of January, 2014, at the hour of 11:00 A.M., Central Time, at the Holmes County Courthouse located at 201 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Holmes County, Florida, to-wit: The North 122.48 feet of the S of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 26, Township 4 N, Range 17 W, less and except so much thereof as lies E of the W right-of-way line of the County Road running North and South through the said NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4. Property Parcel No.: 1826.00-000-000-.016-000 The successful high bidder, if other than the Plaintiff(s), shall post with the Clerk a deposit equal to five percent (5%) of the final bid at the time of the sale. The deposit shall be applied to the sale price at the time of payment. The balance of the sale price shall be paid in full to the Clerk by 4:00 p.m., on the same day as the sale. This sale is made pursuant to the Default Final Judgment entered in a case pending in the Circuit Court of Escambia County, Florida, the style of which is Diane Gail Pursell, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Glenn G. Watt v. David W. Curry, et al., and the docket number of which is Case No.: 2010 CA000353. In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Clerk of the Court, 201 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425, at (850) 547-1100 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-(800) 955-8771, if are voice impaired, call 1-(800) 955-8770. IF THIS PROPERTYIS SOLD ATPUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAYBE ADDITIONAL MONEYFROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENTOF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THE DEFAULTFINALJUDGMENT. IF YOU ARE ASUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHTTO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAT60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE ACLAIM, YOU WILLNOTBE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. Witness my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 3 day of December, 2013. Cody Taylor Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida By: Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk As published in the Holmes County Time Advertiser on December 18, 2013 and December 25, 2013. 12-3491 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 30-2013-CA-000225 CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-15, Plaintiff, vs. STEPHEN HUNTER et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 27, 2013 and entered in Case No. 30-2013-CA-000225 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HOLMES County, Florida wherein CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-15 is the Plaintiff and STEPHEN HUNTER; SANDRA V HUNTER; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at FRONT STEPS OF THE HOLMES COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 9 day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 1, 2, 6, AND 7, BLOCK 4, MOSS ADDITION IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 17 WEST, ALL LYING AND BEING IN HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2842 PONCE DE LEON SPRINGS ROAD #12, PONCE DE LEON, FL 32555 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 6, 2013. Cody Taylor Clerk of the Circuit Court By:Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk As published in the Holmes County Times Advertiser on December 18, 2013 and December 25, 2013. 1-3491 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 30-2013-CA-000206 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., a Tennessee Corporation, P.O. Box 9800 Maryville, TN 37802 Plaintiff, v. JAMES WILLIAM RABON a/k/a JAMES RABON, CERESIA LYNN RABON, BETTY L. RABON n/k/a BETTY L. ANDERSON, JAMES E. RABON, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JAMES E. RABON, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment to Foreclose Mortgage entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Holmes County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: See Exhibit A: TOGETHER WITH TAT CERTAIN 2010 CMHM MOBILE HOME: SERIAL NUMBER WHC018264GA. Commonly known as: 2036 BUCK TREADWELL RD., BONIFAY, FL 32425, Commence at the Northwest corner of Section 14, Township 5 orth, Range 15 West of Holmes County, Florida, thence South 04 degrees 54 minutes 25 seconds East along the West boundary line of said section 14, 2375.87 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence North 87 degrees 03 minutes 00 seconds East, 263.48 feet to the centerline of a county road, thence South 22 degrees 46 minutes 59 seconds West along said centerline 316.77 feet; thence South 86 degrees 13 minutes 56 seconds West, 116.15 feet to said West line of Section 14, thence North 04 degrees 54 minutes 25 seconds West along said West line of Section 14, 287.18 feet to the point of beginning. Together with a 2010, CMH mobile home; Model: Value 1. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at 11:00 a.m. (CT), on the 23 day of January, 2014, at the front door of the Holmes County Courthouse. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. 0. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court By Diane Eaton Deputy Clerk As published in the Holmes County Times Advertisr on December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? 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Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050. Admin/ClericalAdministrative Assistantneeded for Chipley Survey office. Must have 5+ yrs. Exp. as an admin assistant. Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook required; strong communication and organization skills req. P/T, excellent benefits package, EEO; Drug Free work place. Email resumes to: Humanresources@ drmp.com Web Id 34275865 Text FL75865 to 56654 Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Bonifay. Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. Immediate Case Manager Position available at Holmes Council on Aging, Inc. Requirements are: (1)Case Managers with the following qualifications shall also have a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience: I.Bachelors degree in social work, sociology, psychology, gerontology or a related social services field II.Registered Nurse, licensed to practice in the state III.Bachelors degree in a field other than social science (2)Case Mangers with the following qualifications shall also have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience. I.Licensed Practical Nurse, licensed to practice in the state (3) Case Managers with out the aforementioned qualifications may substitute professional human service experience may substitute on a year for year for the educational requirement. Case Managers without a bachelors degree shall have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience. Please apply in person at Holmes Council on Aging, Inc. 210 West Kansas Ave Bonifay, Florida. 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