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Horizons 2008 looks at the
economy, business
Development and much
more in Holmes and
Washington counties.
Section C

"4A tradition of excellence and community service since 18b,

..,iuing the Chipley Banner"
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In the Weekend Edition

Look for the results
of Tuesday's Vernon
elections online at

Announced candidates
for countywide seats
Bobby Haddock (Dem),
Virginia Ruschmeier (Dem)
Michael Walker (Rep)
Rick Warden (NPA)
Chris Welch (Dem)
Greg Hutching (Rep)
Supervisor of Elections
Carol Finch Griffin (Dem)
Superintendent of Schools
Calvin Stevenson (Dem)
Sandra M. Cook (Rep)
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Linda Hayes Cook (Dem)
Malcolm Gainey (Rep)
Property Appraiser
Gil Carter (Dem)
Tax Collector
Helen McEntyre (Dem)
County Commissioner
District 1
Donnie Strickland (Dem)
Hilton Kelly (Rep)

District 3
Charles Brock (Dem)
District 5
James E. Guy (Rep)
Ronnie B. Finch (Dem)
John A. Harmon (Dem)
Bill Howell (Rep)
School Board
District 2
}:ayne C. Saunders
District 3
'John Hawkins;, Jr.
SFerrell Brock
SPam Shores Cates
All school board races are non


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~ Donna Dykes/WCN
Kathleen Nelson is 2008 Teacher of the Year. She is joined by
Superintendent Calvin Stevenson.

Nelson, Brown awarded top county honors

DONNA DYKES Kate Smith Principal Jerry
Staff Writer' Register gave plaques to Trisha
Kathleen Nelson of Roulhac Pumphrey, TOY, and Nancy
Middle School is Washington Peel.
County's 2008 Teacher of the Other honorees and pre-
Year (TOY). Her name was senters are Tiffany Wolfe
announced following the pre- of Roulhac Middle School,
sentation of plaques to all the who was honored by Principal
nominees. Priscilla Brown of Mike Park. Nelson received her
Vernon High School is School- school-awarded plaque from
Related Employee of the Year wPark at this time.
(SREOY). She is receptionist Vernon Elementary School
at the school. Kathy Cadwell presented
It's official. After they re- plaques to Kathleen Wicker,
ceived their plaques, the win- TOY, and Opal Yates.
ners were called to the stag- Kyle Newsom of Vernon
ing area to receive handsome High School presented a plaque
plaques from Congressman Jeff to the school's TOY nominee,
Miller's representative, Helen Brenda Basnaw, while Priscilla
Hunt Rigdon. She said Miller Brown got the school-related
had placed their names and ac- nominee's plaque.
complishment in the Congres- Chris Beard represented
sional Record. Vernon Middle School in giv-
The Washington County ing TOY to Monica Rehberg
School Board awards reception and the school-related award to
was.held March 10 at Pattillo's Tammy Stricken.
on the WHTC campus. WHTC Director Tommy
The winners were picked Donna Dykes/WCN Smith presented awards to
by a selection committee com- Priscilla Brown is 2008 Employee of the Year. She is joined by WHTC instructor Ivy McClain,
posed of Shirl Williams, sup- Superintendent Calvin Stevenson. and Theresa Keen, school-re-
port services coordinator of lated.
Jackson County; Chris Harding Bill Lee gave plaques to
of Panhandle Area Educational -Teen Court Director Genevelyn Employee of the Year awards bus drivers Kenneth Mayo of
Consortium (PAEC), and Merle Brown, Rick Crews and Kalya Joe Taylor of the District Of- the Chipley garage and Vernell
Jones a retired educator. Dean, both of PAEC, chose fice gave the Employee of the
A committee made up of winners of the school-related Year award to Deloris Collins. See HONORS, page 3A

Griffin: County in compliance on voting

Managing Editor
Carol Finch Griffin, Washing-
ton County supervisor of elec-
tions, said she wants the county
to know that despite recent cover-
age on touch-
screen voting
machines, the
County Elec-
tions office is
in complete
Griffin com- -
mented on the
issue Tues-
day. Griffin
"Our office
has recently
become concerned that there may
be some misleading or simply
misstated information circulating
concerning the idea of keeping
the touch-screen voting equip-
ment through the 2008 election
cycle," Griffin said.
"Florida law allows use of the
system to continue through 2008.

File photo
Carol Griffin said her office uses school elections and other op-
portunities to demonstrate voting equipment.

Those counties that are 'scrap-
ping' the systems as a whole are
those who had gone solely to
touch screen and have no alterna-
tive with paper ballots.
"We will be replacing our
system after the 2008 elections

at a cost that we are still working
out. The minimal cost will likely
exceed $200,000 $250,000."
Griffin said that Washington
County isn't alone in wanting to
keep its existing equipment.
"Cost would be a definite

concern, however, having ample
time to educate the voter is huge
as well," Griffin said. "It is the
intent of every supervisor of
elections in the State of Florida
that our ,voters be properly edu-
"There is a short time to put the
new equipment out for educating
the voters. We used municipal
elections, school elections and
every other opportunity to put
the equipment out and show the
simplicity of it. We will do this
the minute we receive the next
replacement equipment and will
have ample time to do so.
"The new equipment will be
paper ballots very similar to the
current system, making the tran-
sition very smooth, in my opin-
ion. As always, it is the choice of
the voter in which equipment he
or she votes on. Early voting is
conducted by touch screen, but
any voter may choose to vote
absentee using paper ballot. For
information, go to www.wcsoe.
com or call 638-6230.



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BOCC meets
-of Washington County
Commissioners will hold
an Organization and Policy
workshop on March 18, at
"8 a.m. in the annex meeting
room, 1331 South Blvd., in

: Fund-raiser
There will be a fish fry
on Saturday, March 22,
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Hwy. 77 in Greenhead (four
miles north of Hwy 20 and
1.5 miles south of WCI.
The menu will include fresh
fried fish or chicken, baked
-beans, coleslaw, hushpup-
pies and dessert. Cost is $6
per plate. All proceeds go
to Relay for Life in-support
'of Stephen Carter Carter's
-Cancer Crushers.

- Crowns for a Cure
Pageant March 29
Crowns for a Cure will
hold the second annual
, Miss Washington County
SH.O.P.E. benefit pageant at
2 p.m. Saturday, March 29,
in the auditorium at the new
,Chipley High School.
The event is a Relay for
Life pageant to benefit the
American Cancer Society.
Entry deadline is March
15. Forms may be picked
bip at Carolyn's Fashions
or Final Touch Hair Salon
*in downtown Chipley.
For more information,
call 850-638-9911.

Continued from page 1A
Suggs of Vernon's garage.
Pat Dickson of Chipley
High School gave the CHS
"plaques to Luwana Locke,
.TOY, and Gladys Wagner,
Finally, the big minute

Submitted photo
Rhynes gets TSIC scholarship
Take Stock in Children of Washington County awarded a scholarship to Secret
Rhynes from Chipley High School on Feb. 26 at a dinner held at Gary's Flamin'
Grill. Calvin Stevenson presented the scholarship to Secret as her mother and Don
Walters stands by her side. All scholarship recipients must maintain good grades,
exemplary conduct in school, and avoid all forms of delinquent behavior.

Students at symposium
Chipola College music students and faculty recently attended the FCCAA Spring
Music Symposium. From left, are: Joan Stadsklev, administrator, Krysti Temples
and Mindy Shamblin, both of Donalsonville, Amy Redmond of Altha, Jordan Cole-
man of Dothan, Lynda Henderson of Donalsonville, John Baumer of Altha, Rebecca
Boggs of Cottondale, Dr. Josh Martin, professor; James Matthews of Wauchula,
A. J. Herring and Jason Sawyer, both of Marianna, David Worley and Sam Toole,
both of Chipley, Jeremy Redmond of Altha, Daniel Powell, professor.

was at hand.
School Superintendent
Calvin Stevenson, who
had been acting as emcee,
announced, that Kathleen
Nelson and Priscilla Brown
had been chosen as Wash-
ington County's overall
Congressman Miller's
representative had the final

word. She read the script
on the Congressional Re-
cord plaques and made the
presentation to Nelson and
Tommy Smith gave the
invocation and Steven-
son recognized special
guests before announcing
the awards.
Among them were

school board members
Vann Brock, Susan Roberts,
Terry Ellis, John Hawkins
and Wayne Saunders.
Pat Pattillo and Yhon-
setta "Dianne" Potter of
WHTC catered the refresh-
SOlin Gilbert of WHTC
coordinated the event.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Washington County News, 3A


Treasures of Chipley
Treasures of Chipley will host a "mini" Easter Festival
March 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at Shivers Park. All home
schoolers from the Tri-County area are invited to attend
and have fun.
There will be games with prizes (only 25 cents and a
guaranteed prize everytime); concessions (hot dogs, chips,
or drink only 50 cents).
The age-level candy-filled egg hunts (ages 0-Pre-K,
first third grades, and fourth through sixth grades) will
be free.
Monies raised will go to help pay cost of an end-of-
year outing.
For more information, contact Lara Stucki, sponsor,

Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Spring has sprung so mark your calendars and hop on
down for the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in the
Park for children through fourth grade.
The Washington County Chamber of Commerce has
donated hundreds of candy filled Easter eggs.
Several area-wide churches will be donating their time
and resources to provide crafts, games, food and fun for
Make plans to join in the fun Saturday, March 22 at
Shivers Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember to take
your Easter baskets.
Free hamburgers or hot dogs served from 11:30 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m., while supplies last. Popcorn, snow cones, a
jumping house and a giant slide will also be available.
Shivers Park is at 500 5th Street in Chipley.
For more information call First Baptist of Chipley at

Easter egg hunt at Heritage Day
The Preserving Our Past Association is going to have
an Easter egg hunt at the fourth annual Holmes Valley
Heritage Day on Saturday, March 22.
There will be two hunts; one for the little ones that can
walk up to six years-of-age and the second for the 7-12
year olds. Community South Credit Union is donating a
$50 savings bond, for each group, to be given away.
The hunt will be at 1 p.m. following the pedal tractor
pull for children at 11:30 a.m. The Vernon High School
Key Club will be helping with the hunt.

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Remember when our
parents gave us advice and
we'd say, "How do you
know?" Then they'd say, "I
just do," or "Do it because I
said so." End of discussion.
They offered no details,
just a well-intentioned ad-
As I grow older, and I
hope wiser, I think I un-
derstand why they never
offered any details.
You will never be able to
sneak into a house where an
inside dog lives. Don't ask
me how I know.
The hot/hot setting on a
washing machine produces
a very different result than
the cold/cold setting. Don't
ask me how I know.
A homemade birthday
card first thing in the morn-
ing means, "I made an
effort to create something
for you from the goodness
of my heart." A homemade
birthday card at the end of
the day says, "Fifteen min-
utes ago I remembered that
today was your birthday."
Don't ask me how I know.
After staring for twenty
minutes at the only empty
box in the crossword puzzle
on which I've been work-
ing, I decisively write an
"e." Don't ask me how I
Even the perfect child
messes up.
Super glue really is su-
per. And it will glue the
model you've spent the last
four hours building right
onto your bare leg. And
it will hurt like all get-out
when you pull it off. Don't
ask me how I know.
The doctor will give you
Tylenol 3 with codeine to
alleviate the pain from a
corneal abrasion. You will
sound completely loopy to
anyone you speak to after
taking the medicine. Don't
ask me how I know.
Just because you use
"Really Ripped Abs" body
spray by BOD does not
mean you will magically
get really ripped abs. Don't
ask me how I know.
On a bad day, even the
letter addressed to "Cur-
rent Resident" can brighten
your mood. Don't ask me

One Word
Andrew Hollinger

how I know.
You can set aside an
hour and a half to work out,
but you'll still be ticked off
when the remote has gone
missing and you have to
get up to change the TV
channel. Don't ask me how
I know.
When your fiance
shows you three different
plate, cup, and silverware
combinations, she wants an
opinion. She doesn't want
to hear that they all look
good. Don't ask me how
I know.
After three days of wear-
ing the same pair of pants,
people begin to notice.
Don't ask me how I know.
A college dorm room
can go from pristine to
unbelievably messy in one
week. The frequency of
the laundry cycle is based
wholly on the number of
pairs of underwear owned.
Don't ask me how I know.
Money can disappear
faster than a speeding bul-
let. Don't ask me how I
When using the bath-
room at a female residence,
it is never appropriate to
leave the seat up. And it's
not worth it to "see what
will happen." Don't ask me
how I know.
Allow me to pass these
few truths on to you. Just
don't ask me how I know.
Andrew Hollinger can
be reached for question
or comment through his
website: www.andrewhol-
linger.com. He encourages


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Defend our property rights

Don't ask me

how I know

Holmes County
I come to you as a vot-
ing, taxpaying citizen of
Holmes County. I find my-
self between a rock and a
hard place, torn between
embracing history and pre-
paring for the future.
We have been backed
into a corner by our state
and local officials, requir-
ing us to have a revised
plan before T
2010. L
Property Vi
owners in Hol- Vi
mes County
have worked
very hard on low incomes
in order to acquire and pay
property tax on the land
they own. That is excellent
management and some-
thing to be proud of.
We don't need elected
officials dictating how this
land should be used. Many
of these citizens own prop-
erty that has been in their
families for hundreds of
years. It has great value
to them.
This value is something
that our elected officials
can't comprehend. They
haven't experienced hard
times involving these prop-
erties which create this
great sense of pride and
value. Their value is in

money, the almighty dol-
I wonder how they would
feel about a mandated com-
prehensive plan for their
401K, someone to dictate
how they should spend
their money or how much
they were allowed to save.
Essentially these properties
are many peoples' 401K.
They have sacrificed to
hold onto their farms, be-
lieving they
ca1 would always
iC l have some-
thing to fall
AW back on.
This com-
plan and its invasion on
property rights, just ripped
their belief to shreds. It
requires that you be locked
into a zone; whether it be
agricultural, residential,
commercial, and so forth.
What happens if you
change your mind about
your land, use? I'm sure
our elected officials can
refer to this plan and tell
us what to do.
If all else fails, I un-
derstand you can sell your
property rights. Isn't that
the most ridiculous thing
you've ever heard?
Those producing this
comprehensive plan say
their goal is to conserve
agricultural properties.

Many of us have
deep roots in Hol-
mes County, even
newcomers can
appreciate this and
it shouldn't be given
up...If this compre-
hensive plan is ad-
opted, we can kiss
our paradise good-

How can this be if this
mandated plan has been
enforced elsewhere in the
state where growth has not
been regulated and these
agricultural properties do
not exist?
They also speak of
countywide water systems.
How can this be feasible
without a population explo-
sion? I don't know about
you, but I'm not ready for
apartment complexes in my
back yard.
I talk to people everyday
who move here because of
the nice people, nice quiet
neighborhoods, and good
schools, not to mention
unsightly cost of living in
their previous locations. We
have all of these wonderful
things. Precious gifts of a
rural community, but they
will disappear before our

eyes. This plan opens the
doors for those with money
and power to prevail.
I am a young person
with three young children.
and I love Holmes County.,
I realize we need some
growth, especially indus-
try, but there has to be a
We can't allow these
people to take advantage of
what they consider down-
trodden citizens with this
plan. Taking a persons'
property rights tips the'
scale there is no balance.
I plead with the citizens
of Holmes County, if the-
precious things we have
are valuable to you, speak
If you own property
here, or ever plan to, get in-
volved. People are making'
decisions for us and they,
have no idea what life here
is like. Honestly, I hope
they don't discover this
"good life," they just may.
want to move up here.
Many of us have deep
roots in Holmes County,
even newcomers can appre-
ciate this and it shouldn't
be given up. There has to
be consideration of the'
history of land use before
deciding about future land
use. If this comprehensive'
plan is adopted, we can kiss'
our paradise goodbye.


Information from
tax watch
To The Editor:
This report is not an
expression of approval,
nor disapproval, of any
political entity in Holmes
County. This information
came out of the recent Hol-
mes County Commissiqn-
ers budget hearings and out
of public records.
We, in the Holmes
County Tax Watch Associ-
ation, believe that informed
citizens are the key to good
government. The Florida
Legislature passed a law
that required all counties
to go to the rolled-back rate
less 3 percent. The rolled-
back rate is the millage rate
that would generate the
same property tax funds as
the prior year.
The rolled-back rate
for Holmes County would
have been 9.2594 less 3
percent. This would have
amounted to an 8.9816
millage rate for property
owners in Holmes County.
But the Legislature also
adopted a provision that
allowed counties to levy a
higher amount by a super-
majority or unanimous
vote by the county com-
The local Board of Com-
missioners levied a millage
rate of 9.5 which was 1/4
of a mill less than the prior
year's rate of 9.75.
The 1/4 mill reduction
amounted to $107,477.00
which in turn means a
reduction of $20.00 to
$25.00 per Holmes County
property owner.
Our present mill-
age rate of 9.5 gener-
ates $4,084,126.00.
The ambulance service

budget of 2.5775 mills
=$1,108,137.00; the Sher-
iffs'budget of 5.9421 mills
= $2,554,570.00. These
two millage rates total
8.5916 = $3,662,707.00.
$4,084,126.00 minus
$3,662,707.00 leaves
$421,419.00 of property
taxes to be used by other
The Commissioners ap-
proved all requests for
increases, with the Sher-
iffs' Department request of
$250,000.00 being the larg-
est. Three departments did
not request increases: Cir-
cuit Judge, County Judge
and the County Agent.
Last fiscal year.,
$93,555.00 was transferred
to the general fund for
boarding out-of-county
prisoners in the jail. The
payment on the jail was
$2W415.00 on a 30-year
In 1997-1998, the
Sheriffs' budget was
$938,224.00. In 2007-
2008, it is $2,554,570.00.
We hope you find this
Holmes County Tax
Watch Association

and Theology
To the Editor:
Christians should agree,
there is no inconsistency
between God's word and
His creation. But tension
between science (human
interpretation of His cre-
ation) and theology (human
interpretation of His word)
has existed for thousands
of years. Obviously, the
problem is with human
interpretations. As Chris-
tians, we need to be cau-
tious of what'we hear from

behind the pulpit.
I believe pastors have
the hardest job of anyone,
and many times they have
good intentions, but they
are typically not scientifi-
cally grounded.
The church, leaders ex-
communicated Gallileo
because his discoveries
disagreed with their inter-
pretation of what Scripture
teaches about geocentric-
ity; the church now has the
opposite point of view that
it had then.
Even the crux of Chris-
tianity, the cross of Christ,
resulted from religious
leaders convincing their
congregation the Messiah
was a blasphemer; the ulti-
mate human misinterpreta-
tion of scripture.
When it comes to theism
and atheism, there are only
two points of view. How-
ever, as a Christian and a
scientist I find the phrase
"evolution vs creation" as
offensive as others might
find reducing American
politics to "republican vs
As there are many po-
litical points of view, there
are also many legitimate
scientific views agreeable
with Scripture describing
how God created Adam out
of the dust of the ground. I
agree with a recent writer
who expressed evolution
is just a process of change
-- something obvious to
most people.
Did God use evolution
in creation? I think it is
still too early to know for
As Christians we should
look for consistency, not
controversy, between
the word and creation.
It should not surprise us
when we find such consis-
tency. (Authors Warning:



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If you are an atheist and
want to keep your point of
view, stop reading here). It
should not surprise us that
scientists are suggesting
that "bang" there was mat-
ter and light, that physicist
tell us photons of light then,
removed galactic dust so
that particles collapsed,.
causing fluids (waters)'
to separate and eventu-. ,
ally solid structures (dry, -
ground) to emerge.
Later, biologists tell us,
the land produced vegeta-;
tion and then the waters,
produced life; first the fish
and birds, then reptiles,,
then the beasts of the field
and eventually humans,
male and female.
It is not my point of
view that this is the correct
interpretation of Scripture;'
based on human track re-
cord at best it is yet another
wrong interpretation. But
it does illustrate what we,
might find if we look for. r
consistency between His
word and His creation.
God is good -- He contin--
ues to teach us about Him
and His Love for us even-
though we continually get
things wrong.
I believe He is using.
science to teach us to trust-
Him, not ourselves. As ,
Christians, although our'
pastors may get things
wrong sometimes, we
should still encourage and -
support them; they have
an awesome 'responsibil-
ity. And even though we
as Christians may disagree
with others on some of these -
sensitive issues, we should
continue to attend and sup-,'
port our local church, as'
there are more important
tenets of Christianity that
we hold in common.
Geoffrey Brooks
Holmes County


Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Washington County News, 5A

Story number three in the top 10 Perry's Prattles

The Pulk- has kept
his .*, outluw ean
veniently available for
revIew, aUd with some
Iuilil,. has generally
i., .: mn scIse t i i the
iii.'u, -ii '" ',\ as \ 'l l
i tii% recounting will
covetrnemarks ind Il ponl'-
es that have come to me
>,;iu, the last year, or in
recent n- blhS cOnlel'llinW
the l'i.iilc,
Each time I see my long-
time nriind, M.laris Jett,
she gives her thanks for
some recent writing. She
c'.cciall\ liked the article
last year on the subject of
peas. The method of shell-
ing, preparing and season-
ing the important food item
rang a familiar bell with
Marvis, as she experienced
the same things in her up-
She encouraged me to
send a copy of my writing
to Leon Hale of The Hous-
ton Chronicle. His article
in the Texas newspaper,
entitled "Coming clean
about a mess of peas,"
prompted my interest in
writing on the matter. Leon
did not respond to my cor-
My sister, Hazel Wells
Tison, who writes the Hap-
py Comer for the Holmes
County Times Advertiser,
is one up on her brother in
that she has had one letter
to the editor of her paper
complimenting her writ-



Perry Wells

ing skills. At this time, the
Prattler has had exactly
zero response with that
form of comment. Tele-
phone calls, emails, letters
from readers, visits to our
home and approval from
those encountered in daily
activities, have been my
major source of encourage-
Hester and I have en-
joyed a visit to our home
during the last year from
Eugenia Johnson Come-
gys. She is a Washington
County native and is again
living in the county, along
with husband, Wally. Her
visit was to purchase a,
heritage book.
Genie, as she is known,

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Submitted photo
The Washington County Historical Society Museum
is open two additional days a week, Thursday and
Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Bonifay for awhile, which
accounts for her graduation
from high school there.
After the visit, Genie
sent the following email:
"Perry and Hester, many
thanks for a wonderful vis-
it. Do hope I didn't over-
stay my welcome. Thanks
for the book. It was well
received-'Will be doing
some good reading in this
book,' says Wally. Thanks,
Perry for your writing to
keep Washington County
alive and interesting. Take
care, Genie."
An email response to
a recent column, which
mentioned words used in
the Wells' household in

'percolator.' We delineated
between 'store bought'
and 'feed sack' dresses
and shirts. We also knew
the difference between a
'handmade' and factory
produced item. The expect-
ant mother was 'in a family
way' instead of the more
sophisticated descriptions
of today. Thanks Lynda for
these reminders. Thanks
also for the closing sen-
tence of your email, "Have
a good day, Judge."
My cousin, Mary Jean
Porter Davis, reports being
a regular reader and receiv-
ing enjoyment in reading
my column. Recently she
told me of forwarding the

writings on Hadacol and
hog killing to our mutual
cousin, Johnny Wells, in
Johnny responded with
an email and told me of an
incident when he buried his
dad, John Wells', 10-quart
zinc bucket, which was to
be used at a hog killing. On
hog killing day he led an all
out search party away from
the area where the bucket
was buried. Even with this
deception, his dad hung his
foot in the exposed bucket
bail an took a fall. Johnny
commented that he was the
one that 'got scalded' at the
hog killing that day.
Bill Mathis told me re-
cently of his pleasure in
reading the article con-
cerning Polk County, and
my association with Bill
Ruster. Bill and wife,
Cathy, came to Washing-
ton County soon after we
opened the Sears store
here 38 years ago. I recall
their catalog purchases of
motorcycle riding clothing
as both were cyclists in
those days.
Reports from readers
of Perry's Prattle by the
younger generation are
always encouraging and
.refreshing to me. Recent-
ly, Lele Brock Sausman,
daughter of Billy Brock
and Leola Craven Brock,
had kind comments for the
column. She is employed at
PAEC and spoke to me at


Submitted photo
Joshua Tracy, a Vernon High School junior and secretary-in-training for its Key
Club, and Megan White, a Vernon High School sophomore and a member of Key
Club, were selected at the weekly Kiwanis Club luncheon in Chipley as recipients
of a scholarship to attend the Key Club State Convention in Orlando.

Tracy and White excel in Key Club

Joshua Tracy, a Vernon
High School junior and
secretary-in-training for
its Key Club, and Me-
gan White, a Vernon High
School sophomore and
a member of Key Club,
were selected at the weekly
Kiwanis Club luncheon in
Chipley as recipients of a
scholarship to attend the
Key Club State Convention
in Orlando.
Tracy was recently in-
terviewed and selected
to participate in People-
to-People International
as a student ambassador.

Ribs for Relay
Community South Cred-
it Union is selling racks of
ribs for Relay for Life.
The ribs will be cooked
on Friday, March 14. The
cost is $20 per rack. Tick-
ets can be purchased at
Community South Credit
Union. Call 638-8376 for
more information.

Mature driving
course in Vernon
Washington County
Council on Aging and
AARP are co-sponsoring

He was the only student
selected from Washington
County. His delegation
will be traveling to New
Zealand. and Australia this
summer, where they will
learn about the govern-
ments, wildlife, culture of
each country, and have a
chance to do their explora-
Tracy has also achieved
the rank of Eagle Scout,
which is the highest rank in
the Boy Scouts. He is also
active in Beta Club, FEA,
and has maintained a 3.8
GPA. As a member of the

a mature driving class for
individuals 50 years and
older on March 18-19,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. and
ending at 12:30 p.m. each
Classes will be held in
the conference room at
First Baptist Church in
This eight-hour course
was developed especially
for for the senior driver
with years of driving ex-
The National Safety
Council course reviews
basic driving knowledge,
new traffic laws, and in-

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local Order of the Arrow
Chapter from Panama City,
Josh is the Vice Chief.
White is president of the
Debate Club, Beta Club,
Future Teachers of Ameri-
ca, Bible Club, drama, and
is regularly on the A-B
honor roll. S
he is a dancer at the
Dance Center in Bonifay
and attends church at the
Northside Assembly of
God in Bonifay, where she
also works in the daycare.
Her future plans are to run
for an office in the Key

troduces techniques to help
offset the effects of the
aging process on driver
performance. It is geared
to drivers' safety needs and
helps compensate for age-
related changes.
This mature driving
class is approved by the
DHSMV for a three-year
insurance premium reduc-
There is no testing and
only a minimal course
fee of $10. To enroll, call
Washington County Coun-
cil of Aging at (850) 638-
6217 or Vernon City Hall,
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Diabetic education
class March 31
The next diabetic educa-
tion class will meet March
31 at the Holmes County
Chamber of Commerce
from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is
a free class, no registration
is required.
For more information,
contact Traci Corbin at
547-8500 ext. 249.

TCC board meets
A board of directors
meeting for Tri-County
Community Council will
be held 6 p.m. Thursday,
March 13, at Simbo's Res-'
taurant in Bonifay.

Bay Green Expo
The Friends of St. An-
drews Bay and the Bay
Environmental Study Team
are presenting the Bay
Green Expo on Saturday,
March 22, at the Gulf Coast
Community College, Stu-
dent Union East, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Bay Green
Expo is held as part of "30
Days of Green," a, green
awareness campaign that
kicked off on February
"The purpose of the
Expo is to educate the com-
munity about how each of
us can live a little greener,
build a little greener and
experience many different
ways to minimize resource
consumption," says Joe
Earp, Co Chair of the event.
"This will be an interactive
event, with opportunities to
discuss and learn simple
strategies for sustainable
living on a daily basis."
The Bay Green Expo,
open to the public at no
charge, offers participants
an opportunity to view
products and services from
local vendors unique to
green building and sustain-
ability. Throughout the
day, speakers will discuss
ways to live sustainably
. Topics include "How to
Make a Rain Barrel," "New
Urbanism and its Histo-
ry," "Green Renovations,"
"Green Lodging," "Energy
Conservation Building,"
"Rain Gardens," and more.

Call Joe Earp at 850-509-
1653 for more info and
vendor registration or see
www.baygreenexpo.com .
Additional events are
being planned, during the
"30 Days of Green," in-
cluding a "Tour of Green
Homes" to be held on Sun-
day March 16, from 1-4pm.
Five stops are on the tour:
(1.) 321 Brooks Ct. Calla-
way Comers in Callaway,
(2.) 132 Lake Merial Blvd.
in Panama City, (3.) 6324
Turkey Cove Lane Riv-
erCamps in Panama City
Beach, (4.) 44 Seven Wells
Court Alys Beach in Santa
Rosa Beach. The public
will also be able to tour the
community organic garden
in Seaside.
Those taking the tour
will be able to ask ques-
tions of the owners and
builder representatives and
learn of their experiences
building and living in a
"Green" home. For maps
and home information go to
www.baygreenexpo.com .

for seniors
Washington County
Council on Aging is joining
with the National Coun-
cil on Aging and CVS
Pharmacy to host a free
medication consultation
for seniors.
"Pack Your Bag" pre-
sentations will be held at
the senior center, 1348
South Blvd. in Chipley

March 12 at 9 a.m.
The free medication
consultation will give se-
niors a chance have a one-
on-one conversation with
a pharmacist. They can ask
questions about their pre-
scription and nonprescrip-
tion drugs, receive tips on
taking drugs properly, see
about any potential interac-
tions between medications
and identify duplicate and
outdated prescriptions.
Seniors will also get a
15-minute presentation on
how to improve their health
through proper manage-
ment of medication.
Call 638-6216 or 638-
6217 if you plan to attend.
You will be given an ap-
pointment time for your
one-on-one consultation.
Be sure to take all your
medications for the con-

The Washington County
Planning Department will
hold a FEMA Multi-Haz-
ard Map Modernization
Scoping meeting at 10
a.m., March 19, in the an-
nex meeting room, 1331
South Blvd. in Chipley.
For more information, call
Connie Anderson, Planning
Department, 415-5093.

You are hereby formally notified that on the
25th day of March, 2008, at 6:00 PM or as soon
thereafter as possible, there will be a work-
shop at the Wausau Town Hall, located at 1607
Second Avenue, Wausau, FL 32463. The pur-
pose of the Workshop will be to discuss pro-
posed Drafts for Ordinances on Animal Control
and the Fire Department. A verbatim of these
proceedings will not be kept. Anyone wishing
a verbatim record will need to provide their
own. The Town of Wausau will accommodate
handicapped and/or disabled persons wishing
to attend. Contact Margaret Riley, Town Clerk
at 850-638-1781 at least 24 hours prior to the
meeting date to make arrangements or for
more information.

a recent Chamber of Com-
merce meeting.
Complimentary com-
ments on the 'prattle' were
passed on to me recently by
the Rev. Tim Owen, pastor
of Piney Grove Free Will
Baptist Church. Tim is a
year older than our third
son, Emory. His son, Jared,
is a student at the Free Will
Baptist College in Nash-
ville. He was assistant to
Coach Eric Smith of Poplar
Springs, where our fourth
son, Gordon, is assistant
Remembering each and
every expression made
concerning the 'prattle, as
well as the repeated ap-
proval of the Heritage book
project is a desired goal of
mine. I know I can't do this
without keeping a written
record, and that doesn't
seem feasible.
Now that the Historical
Society Museum is open
each Thursday and Friday
from 10 a. m. 2 p.m., I
expect to spend more time
there and look forward to
meeting additional readers
of the 'prattle' and to greet
those who come to see the
wide array of artifacts on
display there.
Maybe one day a letter
to the editor will come my
way, but until then, I am
completely happy with
your comments in what-
ever manner they come.
See you all next week.


Page 6A Washington County News o r s Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Pam Jackson/WCN
Vernon baseball is underway. Here the Jackets are shown in action during the opening tournament in Chipley.

Freeport beats

Poplar Springs
Florida Freedom Newswire
port Bulldogs look to, con-
tinue district play on a
positive note hosting Baker
on Tuesday following a
mercy-rule win over Poplar
Springs on Feb. 25.
The Bulldogs scored in
every inning as they took'
a 13-1 win over Poplar
Springs Atormics in girls'
softball on Feb. 25.
Jordan Howell allowed
one run on one hit and.
struck out seven in going
the distance in the mercy-
rule game. Howell, with
five strikeouts to her credit,
blew her perfect game op-
portunity with a walk of
Poplar Springs' Tiffany
Flournoy. Flournoy scored
when Summer Rykeh got
a single to right for a 12-1
Freeport lead.

Richard Owen/Florida Freedom Newswire
Freeport's Jordan Howell goes down as Poplar Springs' Annie Rodriguez spins
around after the two collided in the first inning on Feb. 25. Howell allowed one
run on one hit as the Bulldogs rolled to a 13-1 victory over Poplar Springs.

Richard Owen/Florida Freedori Newswire
South Walton's Jonathan Duncan (left) is tagged out by Ponce de Leon's Joseph Arrant at second base.

Ponce de Leon beats South Walton 12-8

Florida Freedom Newswire
The South Walton Sea-
hawks gave up six runs in
the third inning as Ponce de
Leon Pirates,stormed back
for a 9-5 lead and held on
to hand the Seahawks a
12-8 loss.
The Pirates jumped on
starter Jonathan Duncan in
the first inning.
Brock Bishop ripped
a single to right and ad-
vanced to third when South
Walton right fielder Bryant
Adams mishandled the ball.
Bishop scored on a single
to center by Ryan Vorner
for a 1-0 lead. Vorner was
driven home when Jared
Bump blasted a two-run
homer as the Pirates took

a 3-0 lead.
South Walton came back
with two runs in the sec-
In the third an error al-
lowed Bump to reach first.
A ground out followed
by a fly ball that bounced
at the fence by Brandon
Howell scored Bump. Dun-
can loaded the bases with
consecutive walks and gave
up his fourth hit of the night
to Ryan Yates scoring one
run. Billy Burnett then
gave up consecutive hits
to Ponce de Leon's Bishop
and Vorner and the Pi-
rates led 9-5. South Walton
closed to within one at 9-8
but Ponce de Leon finished
the game with three runs to
take a 12-8 win.

Richard Owen/Florida Freedom Newswire
SW's Justin Moore reaches third base safely in the
second inning

up short in a non-district
loss. Bethlehem scored
three times in the fourth
and twice in the fifth for
its runs.


Freeport 5
Cottondale 4
scored twice in the bottom
of the ninth inning to earn
a non-district win.
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Freeport 11
Vernon 6
VERNON Jordan How-
ell had three hits, scored
three times and drove in
two as the Bulldogs won a
District 1-2A contest.
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Walton 12
Ponce de Leon 0
Walton took advantage
of numerous miscues by
the Pirates in capturing
a non-district win. The
Braves also benefited from
a two-hit shutout thrown by
Devin Richardson.
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Holmes County 7
Sneads 1
BONIFAY Rachelle
Gavin had 16 strikeouts
and no walks while pitch-
ing a three-hitter for the
Lady Blue Devils, 8- 0.
Mary Elizabeth Pippin was
3 for 4 with three RBIs,
Anna Keen had two hits
and two RBIs and Jenna
Belser had two hits and
two RBIs.



Blountstown 12
Cottondale 2
Lance Clemons was 4 for
4, had a double and three
RBIs, as Blountstown de-
feated District 2-2A rival
Cottondale in a five-inning
game shortened by the run
rule. Winning pitcher Matt
Vincent improved to 3-0
with a complete game, al-
lowing four hits and strik-
ing out five. He didn't walk
a batter.

Holmes County 5-1
Carroll 2-0
BONIFAY Four pitch-
ers combined on a two-hit
shutout in a 1-0 victory in
the second game as Holmes
County swept Ozark (Ala.)
Carroll. Zack Hodge's sac-
rifice fly in the bottom of
the sixth scored Aaron
Mollet with the lone run of
the game. Clayton French
went 2 for 3 for the Blue
Devils, 8-1.
In the opener, Jeremy
McGowan was the win-
ning pitcher with relief
help from Jesse Gavin and
Michael Johnson. Hodge
was 2 for 3 with two RBIs,
French 2 for 3 with one
RBI and Gavin 2 for 3 with
one RBI.

PDL 11
Pensacola Christian 0
Varner pitched a two hitter
in a game shortened to five
innings by the run rule.
Billy Johnson was 2 for 3
with a triple and RBI, Jared
Bump was 2 for 3 with a
double and three RBI and
Brandon Howell had two
doubles and an RBI for the
Pirates, 6-1.

Marianna 14
Graceville 4
Wilson's grand slam led a
trio of home runs for Mari-
anna. Jon Sims had a three-
run home run, and Brandon
Booth hit a two-run homer
for the Bulldogs.

PDL 15, Vernon 3
Jared Bump struck out
seven in five innings and
had two hits, including a
double, as Ponce de Leon
won its opening District
1-2A game.
Brock Bishop had three
hits, including a double and
two RBIs, and Paul Griffin
had two hits and one RBI.

Bethlehem 5, Freeport 2
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The 'Music Man' at CHS
Returning students Ben Grande and Sarah Lovins will
be playing the romantic leads in "The Music Man" at
Chipley High School. Band members will also be per-
forming as traveling salesmen and townspeople.
Cast: Justin Wood, A.J. Thompson, Ben Grande, Mark
Lent, Jeff Flickinger, Phillip Demonbreun; Chris Spenser,
Lacey Aukema, Joe Evans,. Aven Pitts, Alex Squires,
Sarah Lovins; Brenna Kneiss, Brittani Wolfe, Richard
Wayne Davenport, Leah Page, Brittany Hawk; Amber
Lunsford, Tabitha Shumaker, Allison Bunge, Stephanie
Calix, Brittany Brooks; China Robriguez, Kristen Stone,
Katherine Stone, Joni Barfield, Ashlyn Hadden Ana Me-
dina; Rochelle Wiser, Eliza Carlisle, Taylor Sloan
The Spring Musical will be will be performed Friday
April 25 and Saturday April 26 at 7 p.m. in the CHS

Chipley City Council meets
Chipley City Council meeting will be held Thursday,
Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Council chambers.
Chipley City Hall is at 1442 Jackson Avenue,

Tax help available
Washington County Council on Aging and AARP are
taking appointments for the 2007-08 tax season through
April 14. Call the Council on Aging at 638-6216 or 638-
6217 to schedule an appointment.

Bluegrass and Southern gospel
New Vision UMC, Hwy. 77, in Greenhead, will host
Bluegrass and Southern Gospel music on March 14
starting at 6 p.m. Open mic signups. Take your musical
instrument and join in the celebration. Next month music
will be held on the third Friday, April 18.

CHS yearbooks available online
Chipley High School Students and Parents can now
purchase your 2007-2008 Paw Prints Yearbook on-line!
The on-line cost is $45 per yearbook, and you can pay with
a debit or credit card on-line -- no need to send money
to school with your student! To purchase your yearbook,
simply visit http://jostensyearbook.com, then select K-12
for the type of school, Florida for the state, Chipley for
the city, and select Chipley High School.
If you'd rather purchase your yearbook with cash or
check, yearbooks will be on sale during lunch for $45
the week of November 12-16 and November 19-20.
After Thanksgiving, any books purchased with cash or
check will be $50 each. Personalization for seniors is an
additional $10.
If you have any other questions about the 2007-2008
Paw Prints, please contact Carrie Bennett at 638-6100,
extension 508.

Scam warning
Jackson County Sheriff's Office recently investigated
an Internet fraud scheme in which the victim had applied
for a loan over the Internet about a month earlier.
The loan was approved, but the victim had to send the
first six months payment as collateral. A money order
totaling $1,800 was sent for the payments.
"The company then stated the victim would have
to send an additional $800 to cover taxes on the loan
amount," reports Investigator Derrick Wester.
"Citizens are encouraged not to send Western Union,
Money Gram and so forth out of the country," Wester
said. "Once it leaves the United States, it is probably not
going to be returned."
Alliance Lending Solutions was the lending agency
in this case.

#in doain Washington olmes and Surrounding Counties
:h .oUt or submievnts at www.chipleypaper.com

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Submitted photo,.
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative recently held its annual Washington, D. C. Youth Tour competition. Par-
ticipants included (from left): Jordan Paul, Claire Ziewitz, Keeli Tritz, Cassidy Hitt, Jessica Husband, Alex
Hardin, Rebecca Barnes, Kalyn Bidwell, Wesley Newsome, Jennifer Clayton, Jacob Causey, Kimberly Shirahi,
Warren McDonald, Samantha Rich, Leigh Little and Kayla Yon.

GCEC youth competition winners announced

Gulf Coast Electric Co-
operative recently held its
annual Washington, D. C.
Youth Tour Contest at the
Honeyville Community
Center in Wewahitchka.
This year's winners are
Keeli Tritz, Vernon High
School and Kayla Yon, Ki-
nard Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment. Alternate is Claire
Ziewitz representing A.
Crawford Mosley High
Each year, the Coopera-
tive sponsors the contest for
high school juniors whose
parents or guardians are
members of Gulf Coast
Contestants are inter-
viewed by a panel of three
judges from the electric
cooperative industry and
two winners are chosen to
travel on an all-expenses-
paid trip to Washington,
D. C. in June, where they
join other eleventh-grade
students from all over the
United States to tour our
nation's capitol.
Local civic organiza-
tions and high schools play
an 'important role in the
contest, as they nominate
the students who vie for
the trip.
In addition to the Wash-
ington, D. C. trip, Gulf
Coast Electric takes all of
the students nominated
to compete in the contest
on a two-day trip to Tal-
lahassee. There they tour
various sites in Tallahassee
with other eleventh-grade
participants representing
electric cooperatives across
the state.
Leigh Little will travel
with GCEC's Youth Tour
contestants to Tallahassee.
She is competing in a state-
wide essay contest.

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Boy Scouts help prepare for Legends and Lore

i This past weekend Boy Scout Troop 39
fiom Chipley teamed up with the AT&T's
"Pioneers" to help the Park Service at Fall-,
ing Waters State Park. New signs were
placed on each of the hiking trails just

in time for the upcoming "Legends &
Lore" weekend on March 29 and 30.
The new signs replace the old posts
that previously had numbers on them that
corresponded to park handouts. The new

signs have all the information for visitors
printed on a permanent metal plate at-
tached on each post.
Members of AT&T's volunteer service
organization worked alongside the Scouts

to help install nearly 30 new signs. After
the project was complete the Pioneers
treated everyone to sub sandwiches for
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Kiwanis Club gives
KMS makeover
The Kiwanis Club of
Chipley recently complet-
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project to improve the ap-
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area outside the offices of
Kate Smith Elementary
School in Chipley. Com-
mittee chair Dell Corbin
led several members of the
Youth Services Committee
as they began courtyard
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Things to do in Washington, Holmes and Surrounding Counties

Just a few of the upcoming events
in your community:
"How to Succeed in Business" playing at
Chipola ,
Wednesdo, Mar. 12, 7:30pm
Award winning play being performed by the
Chipola College drama dept.
Marianna, FL
Crowns for Cure Pageant
Saturday, Mar. 29, 2pm
Pageant benefits the American Cancer Society.
Pick up forms at Carolyn's Fashions or Final Touch,
both in Chipley, FL. Entry deadline is March 15.
Call for more information
Chipley High School, Chipley
Kountry Folk Kloggers class
Tuesday, 6pm
Learn Clogging.For more information call, Merlene
Spears at 638-0183; Barbara Stone, 579-2138; or
Pat Perry at 547-2455.
Northwest Florida Campgrounds, Chipley
53rd Annual Chipley Kiwanis
Pancake Breakfast
Friday, April 4, 6-9am
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Classifieds ..... Pages 9-12B

Washington, Holmes
At A Glance

Zack Cook benefit
Sweet Gum Head Church of Christ will
host a benefit for 11-year-old Zack Cook
on March 22. The benefit will be at
Hurricane Park on County 2A off
County 185 north of Ponce de Leon.
Zack suffers from a rare disorder
called Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia
Congenital. This is an inherited disorder
of bone growth that results in short
stature, skeletal abnormalities and
problems with vision and hearing.
Doctors say without the surgery Zack will
end up in wheel chair permanently and run
the risk of nerve damage in his hands and
feet. His doctors have advised that he go to
Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington,
Del., for treatment.
Benefit proceeds will go to help offset
the medical expenses.
To make a donation or for more information,
call Pauline Powell at (850) 956-2429.

Fresh Start youth rally
Fresh Start Coalition's fourth Anti-Drug
Youth Rally will be held on Saturday,
March 28, at'TJ. Roulhac Enrichment
and Activity Center in Chipley. Activities
-will begin at 10 a.m.
Youth choirs, dance groups, bands,
and step teams, as well as individuals
are invited to participate. Community
Service Organizations are asked to
attend with information on public services
available through their agencies.
Activities will include a bicycle race
(for toddlers to 12 years old), with
ribbons for winners in each age group
and basketball championship for church
youth groups, with trophies for first
through third places.
The public is invited to Coalition meetings.
The next one will be at 6:30 p.m. on
March 27 at TJ. Roulhac Center. The next
scheduled activity the fourth Fresh Start
Invitational Track Meet will be at 8 a.m. on
Saturday, June 7.
Vendor booths will be available at
both events. For more information, call

Roger Powell Benefit
There will be a benefit for Roger Powell
on March 14, at the Ag Center in Bonifay.
Fried and grilled chicken plates with
homemade potato salad, baked beans,
-and cake will be $5 each. They will serve
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds will go toward the payment of
medical bills Pqwell incurred due to a
.motorcycle wreck..,
S: Anyone wishing to help or to make a
V donation can call Amanda Hickman at
547-5435 or Cathy Britton at 547-4265.

St. Jude Trike-A-Thon
A trike-a-thon to benefit St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital will be held
ion March 28, sponsored by Meme and
Pa's Little Rascals Preschool.
V All proceeds go to St Jude. Anyone
i interested in participating or making a
;.d,,ati.:.on can call Cynthia Childree at
'547-14-4, or visit www.stjude.org/trike.

jiBenson Co. transportation
reunion April 12
All former drivers and families of Benson
Co./Fleming Foods in Geneva, Ala., are
invited to a reunion on Saturday, April 12,
beginning at 10 a.m. at Geneva Farm Center
on Hwy. 52W. Take your favorite covered
dish to share and enjoy the day.
For more information, call Melvin Harris at
(850) 548-5499, cell (850) 326-0552, or call
Daniel Carroll at (850) 859-2524.

Masons hold fish fry
SEsther Masonic Lodge No. 144 will hold a
,fish dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28. The
Lodge is located on the corner of Tracy and
* Michian in Bonifay Proceeds will benefit its
scholarship fund.
SThe menu will be fried fish, cole slaw,
*;hushpuppies and baked beans with iced tea
nd dessert for a $6 donation. Guests may
. al in or carry out.
S- For tickets, call David Sims at 547-3841,
SR:rnnie Peterson, 548-5165 or Henry Day,

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SoulJam Spring Extreme '08 on March 15 in Bonifay

Managing Editor
Memorial Field in Bonifay will be the
scene of SoulJam Spring Extreme '08 on
Saturday, March 15. This is a drug and
alcohol free Christian music concert
sponsored by Holmes County CASE '
(Countywide Anti Substance-abuse
Efforts) Coalition and the Holmes County
Ministerial Association.
SoulJam Spring Extreme '08 presents
headlining band, Bread of Stone, with two
local recording artists, Grace Bailey and
Chelsea Parker, opening for the band. Bread
of Stone is an up-and-coming Christian band
based out of Sioux City, Iowa, members are
two brothers, Ben (vocals) and Bill
Kristijanto (guitar), Sean Brown (bass) and
Jeremi Hough (drums).
Many other events start at 11 a.m. when
the gates open including blow up games,
interactive games, video games and the Battle
of the Bands. Each year SoulJam hosts Battle
of the Bands where local bands compete for a
chance to play on the Main Stage before the
concert event.
Tickets are $5 each, in advance or at the
Churches, civic groups and organizations

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will be setting up booths and giving out
materials along with free sweets and
giveaways (iPods, MP3's, Wii's, etc.)
throughout the day.
"The goal of SoulJam is to provide
community drug-free events in an exciting,
vibrant, youth oriented environment where
CASE coalition members and its faith-based
partners can interact with youth and provide
specific information about substance abuse,"
said CASE Director Jeana Prescott. "There will
be counselors available throughout the day."
For more information call 547-2420,
547-0880 or go to www.casecoalition.com.

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Managing Editor
Bread of Stone, top,
Chelsea Parker, above,
and Grace Bailey, left, will
perform at SoulJam Spring
Extreme '08.



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Brock-Blankenship wedding
Cheryl Louaine Blankenship and, Ronald Stacey Brock
were united in marriage on Jan. 1, at Ebeneezer Baptist
Church in Vernon. The Rev. Allan English conducted the
Cheryl is the daughter of James and Lavern Boswell of
Vernon. She is the granddaughter of the late Hubert and
Hope Boswell, and the late Howard and Ruby Pettis, also of
The groom is the son of Ronnie and Wanda Brock of
Vernon. He is the grandson of the late Herman and Gracie
Brock, Effie Lee, and the late Edward Brock, all of Vernon.
The bride wore a silver satin dress with an overlay of
netting on the skirt. She carried a bouquet of Burgundy and
white roses with silver and burgundy ribbons.
Cody Blankenship escorted his mother and gave her in
Matron of honor was the bride's daughter, Rhiannon
Sutton, and maid of honor was Sierra Brock, daughter of the
groom. Lilly Sutton, granddaughter of the bride served as
flower girl.
Marcus Brock was his brother's best man. Cody
Blankenship served as groomsman. .
A reception was held in the church hall following the
ceremony. Serving as host was the bride's sister, April
Photographers were Clint Johnson and the groom's
sisters, Tracie Herbert and Shasta Evans, William Sutton was
in charge of music.
The couple will reside in Vernon.

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Blitch-Rizzo wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rizzo of Cooper City, announce
the marriage of their daughter, Kristin Marie to Brian Lee
Blitch, son of Edwin and Brenda Blitch of Bonifay. The
wedding ceremony took place Feb. 23, in the bride's
hometown of Cooper City.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High
School, Ft. Lauderdale and a 2005 graduate of University of
Florida in Gainesville with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
English. She will complete her masters degree in Business
Administration in April, 2008 from Florida State University,
Panama City Campus. She is currently the assistant manager
of the Follett Bookstore on the FSU Panama City campus.
Kristin is the granddaughter of the late Dorothy Rizzo of
Park Ridge, Ill. and the late John Stefanelli and Agnes
Stefanelli of Weston.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Holmes County
High School and a 2007 graduate of Florida State
University, Panama City with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Criminology, specializing in Underwater Crime Scene
Investigation. He is employed with Big Bend Community
Based Care as a family services case worker in Panama City.
Brian is the grandson of Ed and Neal Blitch of Bonifay,
and Charles and Marie Bellamy of Inverness.
The couple will reside in Panama City until May when
they plan to move to South Bend, Ind. where Kristin will
then be employed as the manager of Notre Dame's campus
bookstore. Brian plans to continue his education.

Crutchfield 54th anniversary
T.J. and Muriel Crutchfield celebrated their 54th wedding
anniversary on Feb. 27. They have a son, Terry, and his wife
Allison, and a daughter, Tammy, and her husband Chad, and
three grandchildren.

R.J. and Betty (Lyon) Shirah celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary on March 3. They celebrated on the
Capt. Anderson with their children and grandchildren. The
retired couple spends their time camping and attending
church activities.

Finch-Hendrix wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hendrix announce the marriage of
their daughter, Charlyce, to Kevin Finch, son of the
Rev. Carlos Finch and the late Linda Faye Rudd Finch. The
Rev. Finch is now married to Shirley Woods Finch.
The wedding was held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the
Possum Palace in Wausau with the groom's father presiding.
Pat Storm and daughter, Brittnie, were in charge of
arrangements, decorations and flowers, along with Ben
Brittnie also served as maid of honor. Best man was Mike
Riley. Bridesmaids and flower girls were Jaysla Pate,
Morgan Finch, and Darrian Finch. Larry Pate was the ring
During the ceremony, the bride sang "Valentine" to the
Friends and family attended the wedding.
Charlyce attends Chipola College in Marianna. Her
husband, Kevin, is a heavy equipment operator/instructor
for Washington-Holmes Technical Center at Holmes County
Correctional Institution in Bonifay.
The couple are making their home in Wausau.

Casey Lynn Hughes and Eric Embree Stone will exchange
wedding vows at 4 p.m. on March 22 at The Retreat. at
Bradley's Pond in Tallahassee.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Micky and Diana
Hughes, who are originally from Chipley. Casey is the grand-
daughter of Raymond and Cathy Pippin, Joyce and Ellis
Park, and the late A.J. Hughes, all of Chipley.
The prospective groom is son of Sarah Stone of Enid,
Okla., and Doug Stone of Sebring.
Casey and Eric are recent graduates of Florida State
University where she earned a degree in civil engineering
and he received a degree in economics.
They will make their home in Atlanta.

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Patton receives scholarship
Chris Patton, a senior at Vernon High School, has been
accepted to Norwich University in the program of Electrical
and Computer Engineering for the Fall 2008 term. He is also
a recipient of the Norwich University Honors Scholarship
based on his outstanding academic achievement. The
scholarship is $50,000 payable over four years at $12,500 per
academic year. Norwich University is in Northfield, Vt.

Pettis on dean's list
Leah Pettis, of Bonifay, has been named to the dean's list
at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, where
she is studying physical therapy. Her parents are Mike and
Debbie Russ, and Woodrow and Francis Pettis, all of
Bonifay. She is a 2007 graduate of Holmes County High

French family reunion
The 21st annual French family reunion will be at the
Bonifay Ag Center on Sunday, March 16, from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The Ag Center is on U.S. 90, one mile east of
All friends and family are encouraged to attend.
For more information contact committee members:
Sidney J. Johnson at (850) 528-3702, Kathy (Barnes),
Kersey at (850) 547-3393 or Marcy (French) Smith at
(850) 547-2157.

"Old Hospital" reunion planned
A reunion for all employees of the "Old Hospital" of
Washington County is scheduled for 6 p.m. on March 15
at the Ag Center on U.S. 90 West in Chipley.
A dedicated committee has been working hard to find
all employees of the old hospital and send invitations to
them. Any former employees who have not received
notice of the reunion are asked to call and request an
invitation, which will include a reservation slip for
the special celebration/dinner. Families of deceased
employees are invited to attend.
Special memory books are being printed. They will
include the names of all former employees, physicians,
board members, EMT personnel, and those who are now
deceased. Every family attending the reunion will receive
a memory book, compliments of the family of Dr. Henry
A. Knowles Jr.
The Chipley High School TV production class will film
the event, and photography will be provided by Don
Milton. Videos and photographs of the event may be
Reservations for the reunion/dinner must be received
by March 1. Anyone who wishes may also give a donation
for this special celebration in honor of a loved one or
a friend. The funds will sponsor a scholarship for a
promising student wishing to enter the field of medicine.
For a reservation, call Becky Anderson Cousson at
638-7545. More information is available by calling Bobbie
Kent 415-1203; Maggie Davis 638-1761, or Sally Johnson


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Kendall Joy Peterson
Kendall Joy Peterson was born Feb. 2 at Shands Hospital
in Gainesville and weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19
inches long Her parents are Dr. John W. Petersen and wife,
Kendall is the granddaughter of Bob and Nan Register of
Ft. Myers and Dr. and Mrs. John Petersen of Jacksonville.
Her great-grandparents are the Rev. James Moore of
Rockford, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Smith of Charlotte,
N.C., Ivelyn Register, of Chipley, and the late Charles L.

UF Beef

Cattle and




Jackson County is one of
three sites selected to host a
tour of the University
Florida's Beef and Forage
Monday, March 24, four of
Florida's up and coming
researchers will be presenting
at the Jackson County Exten-
sion Office Auditorium at 6
p.m. The $10 registration fee
includes dinner.
Dr. Joe Vendramini, For-
age Management researcher
at the Range Cattle Research
and Education Center, Ona,
will discuss current manage-
ment considerations for
Florida pastures.
Dr. Brent Sellers, Pasture
Weed Control researcher at
the Range Cattle Research
and Education Center, Ona,
will discuss weed management
during pasture establishment,
and for permanent pastures.
Dr. John Arthington, Beef
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early weaning of beef calves
to improve herd productivity.
Dr. Cliff Lamb, Beef Repro-
duction researcher, North
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tion Center, Greenwood, will
discuss reproductive manage-
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The program is scheduled
to end around 8:30 p.m. If
you plan on attending, please
RSVP to (850) 482-9620.

Neil James Simon
Paul and Jennifer Simon of Pensacola announce the birth
of their son, Neil James. He was born on Jan. 4 at Baptist
-Hospital in Pensacola. Neil weighed 7 pounds,
:15.7 ounces and was 20 inches long. His paternal
grandparents are John Paul and Carole Simon of Pensacola.
Maternal grandparents are Fred and Kathleen Raines of

Dallas John Williams
Dallas John Williams was- born Jan. 23 and weighed
7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. His parents are
Rosa Dawn Gay and Kenneth Allen Williams.
Maternal grandparents are John and Peggy Gay,
great-grandparents are Earlene, and the late J.B. Gay, all of
Paternal grandparents are Ann and Danny Andrews,
great-grandparents are Louis Moore, Gladys Andrews, the
late Burt Andrews, the late Purline, and Lawrence Edward
Williams, Sr., all of Bonifay.


Jason Thomas
(Jake) Atwood II
Jason Thomas (Jake)
Atwood II, born Feb. 28,
2007, celebrated his first
birthday on March 1 with a
Sponge Bob Square Pants
theme party.
His parents and other
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Greenhead, Jerry Atwood
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CLOSED: Wausau Library.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.-Vemon Library open
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides
hot meals and socialization.
10 a.m.-Sunny Hills Garden Club meets at the Sunny
Hills Community Center.
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
donations accepted.
Noon-Bonifay Kiwanis Club weekly meeting, held at
Blitch's Restaurant in Bonifay.
Noon-Chipley Woman's Club meeting, held at club
1 p.m. Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in
7 p.m.-Depression and Bipolar Support Group-meets
at First Baptist Church educational annex building in
Bonifay. Call 547-4397.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Ponce
de Leon Methodist Church, located on Main Street in
Ponce de Leon.
CLOSED: Vernon Library
8 a.m.-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging. provides
hot meals and socialization.
10:30-11 a.m.-Chipley Library preschool storytime.
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
donations accepted.
Noon-Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life
Assembly Fellowhship Hall, Chipley.
1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
5:30 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at
1360 Foxworth Road in Chipley.
6 p.m.-Wausau City Council meeting, held at city hall.
6 p.m.-TOPS meeting, held at Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, located three miles north of Bonifay on Hwy.
.8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at New
Hope Volunteer Fire Station, located on Highway 2 in
Holmes County.
8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous meeting, held at
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Bonifay.
CLOSED: Wausau Library
8 a.m.-5 p.m.-Holmes County Library open.
1 p.m. to.6 p.m.-Vemrnon Library open.
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Homes Council on Aging provides
bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
donations accepted.
7 p.m. Slocomb VFW dance until 10 p.m. Music by
the Country Boys. Admission $5; Children 12 and
under free with parents. No smoking or alcohol. Door

prizes and 50/50 giveaways. Refreshments available.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, held at
Presbyterian Church in Chipley.
CLOSED: Wausau Library.
8 a.m.-12 noon-Holmes County Library open.
9 a.m.-12 noon-Vemon Library open.
9 a.m.-12 noon-Chipley Library open.
7 p.m. Slocomb VFW dance until 10 p.m. Music by
the Country Boys. Admission $5; Children 12 and
under free with parents. No smoking or alcohol. Door
prizes and 50/50 giveaways. Refreshments available.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held at Boni-
fay Methodist Church, Oklahoma Street Bonifay.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, held in the
board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in
4-6 p.m.-Conversational English classes for interna-
tionals, held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Contact church
office, 638-1014 or Karma Cook, 638-8418.
CLOSED: Holmes County Library, Wausau Library,
Vemon ULibrary.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
10 a,m.-12 p.m. Holmes Council on Aging provides
bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
donations accepted.
6 p.m 7:30 p.m.-Salvation Army Domestic Violence
and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) will be hosting a
domestic violence support group each Monday. The
meeting will be held at the SADVP Rural Outreach
office at 1461 S. Railroad Avenue, apartment one, in
Chipley Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.
6:30-8:30 p.m.-Conversational English classes for
internationals, held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Contact
church office, 638-1014 or Karma Cook, 638-8418.
7 p.m.-Esther Masonic Lodge #144, Bonifay
8 p.m.-Alcoholics, Anonymous meeting, held at
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, located on Hwy. 177A,
CLOSED: Holmes County Library.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Chipley Library open.
9 a.m.-6 p.m.-Vemon Ubrary open.
1 p.m.-6 p.m.-Wausau Library open.
11 a.m.-Washington Council on Aging (located in
Chipley) senior lunches, for reservations call 638-6217,
donations accepted.
Noon-Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life
Assembly Fellowhship Hail, Chipley.
6 p.m.-Holmes County School Board meeting.
8 p.m.-Narcotics Anonymous meeting, held at
Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Bonifay.
8 p.m.-Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, First
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Jay Felsberg / Managing Editor
BCF senior Rebekah Meahl discusses graduate school options with representatives
from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco.

A nation of


Jay Felsberg / Managing Editor
Dr. John Cross, Pastor of
Biscayne Baptist Church
in Northport, speaks at
The Baptist College of
Florida. Dr. Cross was at
BCF on Monday, Feb. 25
through Wednesday,
Feb. 27.

Seminary Day held at BCF

Decorated display booths, pamphlets,
casual conversation, and a multitude of
eager students filled the Student Center
Friday, February 29, at The Baptist College
of Florida (BCF) in Graceville to obtain
information on graduate programs. Six
Seminaries from around the country came
to promote their school and encourage
graduating BCF students to come com-
plete a Masters degree with them.
Representatives were on hand from
The Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary in Lotus\ille. Ky.; Southwest-
ern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort
Worth, 'Texas; Golden Gate Baptist
Theological Seminary in San Francisco;
Mid-America Baptist Theological Semi-
nary in Memphis, Tenn.; Midwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas
City, Mo.; and New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary in New Orleans.
"[Seminary Day] was extremely
informative and encouraging," stated
BCF Junior Dylan Hoover. "I have been
interested in attending seminary for a
while now and began setting my goals to
get there. Seminary Day rekindled my
interest and sparked the excitement of
furthering my education."
Many students across campus agreed
that Seminary Day was informative,
exciting, and should definitely be an
annual, if not bi-annual event. For more
information on other campus-wide
events at The Baptist College of Florida,
contact (800) 328-2660 ext. 460, or visit
the web site at www.baptistcollege.edu.

New equipment
Students at The Baptist College of
Florida (BCF) in Graceville are not

only expanding and broadening their
minds but also exercising their bodies
thanks to the latest additions to the
cardiovascular equipment room
located in the BCF Assembly Center.
According to Dr. Roger Richards,
BCF Professor and Director of Student
Services, maintaining spiritual, mental,
and physical health has always been a
priority at BCE "At BCF it is important
to not only emphasize spiritual strength
and health, but also physical strength
and health as well," stated Richards.
"There is a close relationship between
our spiritual and physical health."
Anonymous BCF donors have pro-
vided monetary support for new exercise
equipment including a treadmill, ellipti-
cal trainer, and stationary bike. An addi-
tional elliptical trainer and treadmill
should arrive on campus any day.
Student Services personnel said that
before the new equipment arrived,
students were often found in the
weight room in the Assembly Center,
but rarely in the cardiovascular equip-
ment room. The new equipment has
increased the number of students
working out and motivated them to
get excited about their physical fitness.
BCF Junior Breanna Sager had this to
say about the new fitness equipment,
"The fact that our school cares about our
physical well-being is important to me.
Having new exercise equipment makes it
more fun to spend time in the workout
room and encourages me to strengthen
my body. I feel it shows how much the'
school cares about its students. It's not
merely our mental strength that is val-
ued, but also our physical strength."

Students lead services
Nine students from Baptist Col-
lege of Florida's Life of Jesus class
will be leading services in the R. G.
Lee Chapel through March 14 start-
ing at 10 a.m. each day, in obser-
vance of the Christian Holy Week.
Holy Week services will culminate
with a viewing of select scenes from
The Passion of the Christ.
For more information on chapel
services or to make reservations for
the Passover Meal, please contact
(800) 328-2660, ext. 540.

BCF to re-create Passover meal
The Baptist College of Florida, will
host a re-creation of the traditional
Passover meal on Thursday, March 13
at 6 p.m. This is a class project for the
Life of Jesus class. The group consists
of 16 BCF students who are research-
ing and setting up a Passover meal
almost identical to the feast held in the
time 'of Jesus Christ. The entire event
is student researched, student
planned, and student led.
The public is invited to attend this
re-creation of the traditional Passover
meal. Tickets may be purchased for $6
each and are available on a first-come,
first-serve basis. The deadline for pur-
chasing tickets is 4:30 p.m. (CST) on
Friday, March 7.
To purchase tickets or obtain addi-
tional information, please contact
Dr. Mark Long at (850) 263-3261
ext. 544 or Shauna McCoy at
(850) 263-3261, ext. 540.

Jay Felsberg / Managing Editor Jay Felsberg / Managing Editor
Students Rebekah Meahl, Michelle Adum, and Dr. Mark Long, BCF Assistant Professor of New
Heather Carter check out the equipment in the Testament and Greek, encourages students to research,
cardiovascular room in the Assembly Center at BCF. think innovatively, and work together as a team.

I believe we as a nation
are the most fortunate
nation in the world today.
We have the freedom to do
or say just about anything
we want.
We for the most part are
wealthy, having homes to
live in, food to eat, and
clothes on our backs.
Many of us have two or
more cars, computers,
many devices that save us
time and labor, we do not
even have to travel but just
a few minutes to do any
Even though, we have all
these blessings and wonder-
ful things that God has pro-
vided us, we are probably
the biggest bunch of com-
plainers in the world today.
I am afraid that we have
become a nation of com-
plainers. We gripe about
everything. For niost of us it
has become habit.
We get upset when some-
thing is not done the way we
think it should have been
done. We are annoyed
when someone doesn't pay
enough attention to us.
Maybe we complain that
our car is not as new as our
neighbors, or that we have
to stand in line or wait for
our food a few extra min-
utes at a restaurant. We
murmur at inconsequential
matters, the smallest situa-
tions, and things that do not
really matter. We complain
about what life has dealt us.
In the Old Testament
when we read about the
children of Israel, we see
many of them died because
they complained.
Go and read Numbers
chapter 16 and see the way
God punished His people..
for complaining against
God's established authority.
Read about how God pun-
ished nearly 15,QO0 of them
for complaining. Maybe this
should make us stop and
think how God feels about
In the New Testament,
complaining is also men-
tioned as something God
does not want. Paul writes
in Philippines 2:14, "Do all
things without complaining
and disputing." We can
also read in 1 Corinthians
10 of the Old Testament
examples of those who
Paul in verse 10 of
chapter 10 says, "Nor
complain as some of them
also complained and were
destroyed by serpents."
Paul in the next verse goes

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on to say these things hap-!
pened for our example and3
to teach us not to do these
same things.
I believe it helps us to
recognize how fortunate we
are in life. To think of all the
blessings God has granted
us. We are so blessed to live
in this country and have so0
many things we enjoy.
Sometimes we might be'.
thankful for what we have
instead of thinking about.
what we are complaining'
I read an illustrations
about a man who told
Jesus, "Lord, my cross is
too heavy. I cannot bear'
it." The Lord took him to 'a,
huge room, filled with all
kinds of crosses to bear.
"Take your choice", Hee
said. The man carefully,
examined them, searching,
for one he might bear.
Some were big, bulky;
some were small, but"
prickly. Finally, he chosen
one. '"Are you sure that's,
the one you w tan?" asked0
Jesus. "Yes," said the man.<
"Why do you ask?"
Because, said the Lord,,
"That's the one you
complained about."
We don't deserve what
the Lord has given us. Hef
has blessed us with so'
much. How can we com-
plain about what we have-j
been given. Next time you
start to complain, think
about how much worse it
could be, and how good you'
have it.
If you are interested in a-,
free Bible correspondence,;
please contact me using the-
information below.

Wes Webb is an evangelist
at the Chipley Church of
Christ, 1295 Brickyard Road
Chipley. He can be reached at
(850) 638-2366.

Sometimes we are blind to what really matters

SWe live in a very blessed time
here in America. Who would have
ever dreamed that we would see
people putting gasoline that cost
over $3 a gallon in vehicles that
cost more than $20,000 each and
most households have more than
one, living in homes that are val-
ued for more than $100,000 while
constantly on the road traveling to
be entertained.
It is mind boggling. Yet at the
same time as you listen to the con-
versations of these same people all
you hear are complaints about
everything and blaming everybody
for everything that is wrong in the
world around them.
Every week it seems someone
has gone into a school, mall or
church and rapidly killed as many
people as they could before killing
themselves, while suicide and
divorce seems to have touched
every family, and on top of all that,
prisons can't be built fast enough
to house the people who need to
be taken out of society because of

the anger and attitude that is
sweeping the country.
There seems to be
something void in
the lives of people
whom God chose to
live in this very
blessed land and

During my prayer
and devotional time
this morning I read
was "Open Win-
dows" published by
Many of you
probably also read it
as Schuyler Peterson
reminded us of the
amazing lives of
Helen Keller and
Anne Sullivan.



I hope most of you know their
story. Peterson wrote, '"As Helen
became blind and deaf at the age
of 19 months, but through the tute-
lage of Anne, Helen became a
remarkable example of how a

motivated physically impaired per-
son can accomplish greater things
than most 'whole'
As Anne and
Helen toured the
world together,
Helen's skills to edu-
Scators, people some-
times asked if she
yearned to have her
sight back.
Helen would
"h answer, 'I'd rather
walk in the dark with
a friend than walk in
art the light alone.'" It
HTA seems that the deaf
and blind Helen
Keller found the
void that so many who have so
much, do not have, a friend, a true
It is very true we live in a time
when people have more toys, and
more time than they know what to
do with, but yet at the same they

are busy being busy. And yes we all
know a lot of people; we have
acquaintances, but not friends.
The wise Solomon tells us why
we need friends and why there is
void in our life without them.
Solomon tells us that '"A friend
loves at all times" Proverbs 17:17
(NKJV), that a friend helps us to
become the kind of person we
should as they love us in spite of
our faults and even lovingly point
them out to us to help make us a
better person as he says, "As iron
sharpens iron, So a man sharpens
the countenance of his friend."
Proverbs 27:17.
And then he brings it all together
in Proverbs 18:24 as he tells how that
we can fill that void in our life and
why we need to as he tells us 'A man
who has friends must himself be
friendly, But there is a friend who
sticks closer than a brother."
Helen Keller had a great friend
in Anne Sullivan, but being a
friend Sullivan introduced Keller
to the greatest friend of all, which

sealed their friendship for eternity,
Jesus Christ, The Son of God. We
know according to Luke 7:34 and,
Matthew 11:19, Christ desires to
be your friend, no matter who you
are, as Christ was called the friend1
of Sinners, tax collectors, winebib-.1
bers and gluttons.
Just as Abraham was known as
the friend of God because he,
believed and it was accounted to
him for righteousness, (Luke 7:34)
so can you. It is true; you have a
friend in Him. And I believe as you
build that friendship, as it begins to
fill that great void in your life, He
will lead you into other friendships
such as Helen and Anne had.
Friends that are not only
friends for now, but friends that
will be friends for all eternity,
because of the Great Friend they'
have in common.

Tim Hall is a senior pastor at Gully
Springs Baptist Church in Bonifay.
Contract him at (850) 547-3920,
e-mail timhall2000@yahoo.com

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Celebrity Golf
Challenge April 12

Hearts of Hope International,
Inc. Celebrity Golf Challenge
will be held aboard the Lady
Anderson dining yacht to benefit
April 12.
Sure, you can putt on the
green, but can you putt from a
boat, 50 yards into the bay?
Accept the challenge. Tickets
and sponsorships are now avail-
able. Call, toll free at 1-(866)
950-3334 for reservations or

,On March 16, The New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church con-
gregation will worship with the
Rev. Walter McCalister and his
congregation at Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church, at 2:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served.
.Play rehearsal for The Crucifixion

of Christ is Monday night at
6:30 p.m.

"Christ in the
Passover" March 20

What do the Jewish Passover
and Jesus' Last Supper have in
Stan Myers, with 'Jews for Jesus',
will answer that question as he pres-
ents "Christ in the Passover" at
Gully Springs Baptist Church, 2824
Hwy. 90 West in Bonifay, on
March 20 at 7 p.m. For information
call Gully Springs Baptist Church at

Wausau Assembly of God
Church will hold its Easter pro-
gram, The Ultimate Sacrifice on
Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
The church is on Hwy. 77 in
Wausau. For more information,
call 638-0883.


Mt. Ararat celebrates
116th anniversary

Mt. Ararat First Missionary
Baptist Church invites everyone
to help them celebrate its 116th
anniversary on Sunday, March
16. Sunday school starts at
9:30 a.m. with worship starting at
11 a.m. The Rev. Randy McMil-
lian and St. Phillips Missionary
Church will be in charge.

Frank Runyeon
performs Gospel of
Mark March 20

Television and film star Frank
Runyeon will bring his acclaimed
performance of the Gospel of
Mark to First Presbyterian
Church in Chipley for one night
only, on Thursday, March 20, at
6 p.m.
The performance is appropri-
ate for the whole family, includ-
ing grade school children.
This is a free performance but

all donations will be appreciated.
For more information, call
First Presbyterian Church at
638-1629 or Barbara Russell at
638-1314 or 345-8737.

Rural outreach

Sister Mary Frances Waite
Rural Outreach will hold its
semi-annual clothing give-away,
Thursday and Friday, March 13
and 14.
We are located at 114
Main Street, Bonifay, across the
street from Dr. Swindle's office.
All low income families are

Harrelson Family sings
at Otter Creek UMC

The Harrelson Family will be
singing at Otter Creek United
Methodist Church on Saturday,
March 15, at 7 p.m.
The church is four miles north
of Ponce de Leon off Hwy. 81.

St. Mary's celebration

Everyone is invited to a
Women's Day celebration at St.
Mary's A.M.E. Church in
Caryville at 11 a.m. on Sunday,
March 16. Barbara Lee of New
Beginnings in Grand Ridge will
be speaker. Guest church choir
and ushers will be from New
Eastern Missionary Baptist
Church of Graceville.
Dinner will be served.
Sister Vickie Broxton is chair-
man. Call her at 548-5393 for
more information.

Holmes County thrift
store half-price sale

The Holmes County Minister-
ial Association Thrift Store
invites everyone to save on the
half-price sale on all apparel
throughout the store. The sale
goes through March 15. The
store is located at 604 West U.S.
90 in Bonifay. Call 547-5170 for
more information.


African Methodist Episcopal
'Grant Tabernacle AME: 577 Mar-
tip Luther King, Chipley. Pastor is the
Rev. Larry Brown.
New Bethel AME: Hwy. 90 in Boni-
fay. Pastor is Alice Hennessey.
. St. John AME: 3816. Clemmons
Road, Vernon. Service on first and
third Sundays at 11:15 a.m. Pastor is
the Rev. Leon Singleton.
St. Joseph AME: 1401 Monroe
Sheffield Rd., Chipley. Pastor is the
Rev. Roy Hudson.
St. Luke AME: 4009 Jackson
Community Road, Vernon. Service
on second and fourth Sunday at
11 a.m., The Rev. Leon Singleton,
Assembly of God
SBonifay First Assembly: 116 Main
St. Pastor is John Chance.
- ,Carmel Assembly of God: County
Road 160 in the Bethlehem Commu-
nity. Pastor is Tommy Moore.
- Chipley First Assembly of God:
567 N. Main St. Pastor the Rev. Dal-
las Pettis.
-Cords of Love Assembly of God:
2060 Bethlehem Road, off Hwy. 276,
in the Kynesville area.. Pastor is Jerry
' Ebro Assembly of God: Hwy. 79
South. Pastor is Lloyd Lykins.
Faith Assembly of God: Under-
wood Road behind Poplar Springs
School. Pastor is Charles Carlton.
- Graceville First Assembly of God:
5565 Brown Street. Pastor is Charles
'Lighthouse assembly of God,
1201 S. Waukesha Street, Bonifay.
Pastor Michael Presley.
Little Rock Assembly of God:
1923 Hwy. 173, six miles north of
Live Oak Assembly of God: Just
off Hwy. 177-A north of Bonifay. Pas-'
tor is the Rev. Kenneth Martin.
'Mt. Olive Assembly of God: Hwy.
179-A off Hwy. 2. Pastor Thomas
Ealum Jr.
Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God:
Hwy. 179-A, eight miles north of
Westville. Pastor is Terry A. Broome.
New Bethany Assembly of God:
Shaky Joe Road just off Hwy. 280 at
Hinson's Crossroads. Pastor is Leon
New Life Fellowship Assembly of
God: 695 5th St., Chipley. Pastor
Vince Spencer
'. New Smyrna Assembly of God,
Acjolph Whitaker Road six miles
nbrth of Bonifay.
Northside Assembly of God: 1009
N Rangeline St., across from Bonifay
Elementary. Pastor Edwin Bell.
Smith Chapel Assembly of God:
2549 Smith Chapel Road, just off
Hwy. 177-A. Pastor George Stafford.
Vernon Assembly of God Church:
3349 McFatter Avenue. Pastor is the
Rev. Wesley Hall.
I Wausau Assembly of God: Hwy.
77. Pastor is Danny Burns.
, Westville Assembly of God: Hwy
181 North. Pastor is Lavon Burke.
Winterville Assembly of God:
Dogwood Lakes Road. Pastor Mitch
Abigail Free Will Baptist: Dawkins
Street in Vernon.
Berean Baptist: 1438 Nearing
Hills Road in Chipley. Shane Skelton
is pastor.
< Wausau First Baptist: Hwy. 77.
Bethany Baptist: 10 miles north of
Bonifay on Hwy. 79. Pastor is Ed
. Bethlehem Baptist: Hwy. 177.
Pastor is Dr. Wesley Adams.
Beulah Anna Baptist: Coursey
Road a half-mile off Hwy. 81. Pastor
is David Hidle.
Blue Lake Baptist: Southeast cor-
n6r where 1-10 and Highway 77 cross
on the lake.
SBonifay First Baptist: 311 N.
Waukesha. Pastor Shelley Chandler.
Bonifay Free Will Baptist: Corner
of Kansas Avenue and Oklahoma
Street. Pastor is Tim Schneider.
Caryville Baptist: 4217 Old Boni-
fay Road. Pastor Aubrey Herndon.
Chipley First Baptist: 1300 South
Blvd. Pastor is Michael Orr.
Chipley First Free Will Baptist:
1387 South Blvd. Pastor is the Rev.

Paul Smith.
Country Oaks Baptist: 574 Buck-
horn Blvd., 17 miles southeast of
Chipley off Orange
East Pittman Freewill Baptist: 1/2
mile north of Hwy 2 on 179. Pastor is
Herman Sellers.
Eastside Baptist: Hwy. 277, Ver-
Esto First Baptist: 1050 N Hwy 79.
Pastor is Ryan Begue.
Evergreen Missionary Baptist:
Church, Westville.
Gap Pond Free Will Baptist: 1980
Gap Blvd. in Sunny Hills. Interim Pas-
tor is the Rev. George Cooper.
Gritney Baptit Church, 2249 Hwy
179. Pastor Rodd Jones'
Gully Springs Baptist: Three miles
west of Bonifay on Hwy. 90. Pastor
Tim Hall.
Hickory Hill Baptist: 1656 Hickory
Hill Road (Hwy. 181 N), Westville.
Holmes Creek Baptist: Cope
Road northwest of Chipley.
Holyneck Missionary Baptist:
3395 Cemetery Lane, Campbellton.
Pastor Richard Peterson Sr.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist:
6.14 Bennett Drive, Chipley. Price Wil-
son is pastor.
Leonia Baptist: Church is located
in northwest Holmes County. Pastor
is Stacy Stafford.
Lovewood Free Will Baptist: 1745
Lovewood Road, Cottondale. Pastor
is Henry Matthews.
Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist:
1233 Old Bonifay Rd., Chipley. Pas-
tor is Dr. H.G. McCollough.
Mt. Zion Independent Baptist:
Hwy 2, one mile west of Hwy 79 in
Esto. Pastor is Steve Boroughs.
New Beginning Baptist: 1049
Sanders Ave., Graceville. Pastor is
Rudolph Dickens.
New Concord Free Will Baptist:
James Paulk Road off Hwy. 177. Pas-
tor James Carnley.
New Hope Baptist: Intersection of
Hwys. 2 and 179A.
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church (Two Egg), 3996 Wintergreen
Road, Greenwood.
New Orange Baptist: 782 Alford
Road. Pastor is Alcus Brock.
New Prospect Baptist: 761 New
Prospect Road, Chipley. Pastor is
Kermit Soileau.
New Zion Baptist: Hwy. 177-A
north of Hwy. 2.
Noma Baptist: Hwy. 175 north of
Hwy. 2.
Northside Baptist: Intersection of
Hwys. 81 and 90 in Ponce de Leon.
Pastor is Ken Harrison.
Oakie Ridge Baptist: Corner of
Orange Hill and Gilbert's Mill roads,
southeast of Chipley.
Orange Hill Baptist: 3.6 miles east
of Wausau, off Pioneer Road at 3485
Gainer Road. Pastor Phillip Gainer.
Orange Hill Missionary Baptist,
816 Sunday Rd., Chipley. Pastor if
the Rev. James Johns.
Piney Grove Free Will Baptist:
1783 Piney Grove Rd, south of Chip-
ley. Pastor is Tim Owen.
Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist:
1900 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Poplar Head Independent Free
Will Baptist: Poplar Head Road. Pas-
tor is the Rev. James Pate.
Poplar Springs Baptist: 1098
Lovewood Road, Graceville. Pastor
John Howell.
Salem Free Will Baptist: 2555
Kynesville Road (Hwy. 276) between
Cottondale and Alford. Pastor is
Donnie Hussey.
Sand Hills Baptist: 6758 Hwy. 77.
Pastor is T. Keith Gann.
Shady Grove Baptist Church,
1955 Highway 177-A, Bonifay. Pas-
tor, Tim Shumaker.
St. John Free Will Baptist: St.
John's Road, Bonifay.
St. Matthew's Missionary Baptist:
4156 St. Matthew's Road, Caryville.
Pastor is the Rev. James Johns.
Shady Grove Baptist Church,
1955 Highway 177-A, Bonifay. 547-
3517. Pastor is Tim Shumaker.
Shiloh Baptist: Church located on
Hwy. 277, three miles south of Hwy.
90 in Chipley.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist: 3013
Moss Hill Road in Vernon. Pastor
Rev. Marcelious Willis Jr.
Sunny Hills First Baptist: 1886 Sunny
Hills Blvd. Pastor is Mike Swingle.

Union Hill Baptist: Hwy. 177, a
mile south of Hwy. 2. Pastor is Mau-
rice Jenkins.
Unity Baptist: 3274 River Road,
Hinson's Crossroads. Pastor is Lind-
sey Martin.
Vernon First Baptist, 2888 Church
St., Vernon.
West Bonifay Baptist: 609 W. Indi-
ana Ave.
Grace Lutheran: Hwy. 90 East,
Bonifay. Interim pastor is Jerry Conley.
Blessed Trinity Catholic: Hwy.
177-A in Bonifay.
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic:
Hwy. 77 South, Chipley.
Church of Christ
Chipley Church of Christ: 1295
Brickyard Road. Wes Webb is minister.
Esto Church of Christ 1247 N.
Hwy. 79.
Church of God
Bonifay Church of God: Brock
Ave. Pastor is Clyde Ford.
Tabernacle of Praise Church of
God: Hwy. 77 South. Pastor is Victor
Church of God by Faith: 3012
Church St., Vernon. Pastor is Elder T.
Church of God in Christ
Yes Lord Deliverance Church of
God in Christ: 739 7th Street (next to
the National Guard Armory) in Chip-
ley. Pastor is David Woods, Jr.
Spirit-Filled Church of God in
Christ: 2128 Pate Pond Rd, Caryville.
Pastor is Elder Tony Howard.
Church of God in Prophecy
Church of God of Prophecy: 1386
W. Jackson Ave., Chipley. Pastor is
Ernest Dupree.
St. Matthew's Episcopal: Hwy. 90
West, Chipley. Vicar is Ward S.
Harris Chapel Holiness: Eight
miles north of Caryville on Hwy. 179.
Pastors are the Rev. Norman and
Judy Harris.
Sweet Gum Holiness: 105 Corbin
Rd., Cottondale.
Third United Holiness: 608 West
8th Ave., Graceville. Pastor is Arthur
Jehovah's Witnesses
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses: 2048 Hwy. 77, Chipley.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses: Hwy. 90, Bonifay.
Temples are available in Dothan
and Panama City.
Mosque available in
First United Pentecostal: 1816
Hwy. 90 W., Chipley. Pastor is James
First United Pentecostal: 2100
. Highway 90 West, Westville. Pastor
Jason Campbell.
Open Pond United Pentecostal:
1885 Hwy. 179-A, Westville. Pastor is
Ray Connell.
Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle: Hwy.
77 between Sunny Hills and Green-
head. Pastor is Larry Willoughby.
True Holiness Pentecostal: 5099
Little Rock Circle, Ebro. Pastor is
Louis D. Brown.
Turning Point First United Pente-
costal: Hwy. 90 West, Chipley. Pastor
is James Caudle.
Wausau Pentecostal Holiness:
2201 Pioneer Road. Pastor is James
Seventh Day Adventist
Bonifay Seventh Day Adventist: 604
Mathusek St. Pastor is Jeff Westberg.
Bethlehem United Methodist:
Hwy. 177, look for sign.
Bonifay United Methodist:

Oklahoma Street.
Cedar Grove United Methodist:
Two miles west of Miller's Crossroads
on Hwy. 2. Pastor is John Hinkle.
Chipley First United Methodist:
1285 Jackson Ave.
East Mt. Zion United Methodist:
Hwy. 173 N., 10 miles from Bonifay.
Lakeview United Methodist: Hwy.
279 near Five Points, 1970 Lakeview
Drive. Pastor Mike Weeks.
Mt. Ida Congregational
Methodist: Just off Hwy. 2 in Holmes
County's New Hope community.
Pastor is the Rev. Tom Whiddon.
New Hope United Methodist:
State Road 79 south of Vernon.
Orange Hill United Methodist:
Sunday Road off Orange Hill Road.
Pastor is Ron Alderman.
Otter Creek United Methodist:
North of Ponce de Leon off Hwy. 81
(look for sign). ,
Pleasant Grove United Methodist:
2430 Shakey Joe Road, near Hinson
Poplar Head United Methodist:
1.5 miles north of Hwy. 2 on Hwy.
Red Hill United Methodist: State
Road 2, two miles west of SR 79.
Pastor is the Rev. Buddy Pennington.
Vernon United Methodist: Hwy.
79. Pastor is John Kramer.
Wausau United Methodist: Hwy.
Chipley First Presbyterian: Fifth
Street and Watts Avenue.
Sunny Hills Presbyterian: 3768
Country Club Blvd. Pastor is the Rev.
Ruth Hempel.
Courts of Praise: 1720 Clayton
Road, Chipley. Pastor is Rick Lovett.
Covenant Community Fellowship,
844 Main Street, Chipley. Pastor Jerry
Family Worship Center: 531 Rock
Hill Church Road..
Sunny Hills Chapel: 4283 Hwy.
77. Pastor is William E. Holman.
Northwest Florida Christian
Church: 4465 Hwy. 77.
Amazing Grace Faith Fellowship
Assembly: 3253 Hwy. 2. Pastor is
Bobby Tidwell.
New Effort Church: New Effort
Church Road, Bonifay. Pastor is
Brent Jones.
Christian Haven: Finch Circle,
Wausau. Pastor Carlos Finch.
Vernon Evangelistic: Hwy. 79.
Pastor Calvin Sherrouse.
White Double Pond: Pastor is
Michael Monk.
Liberty Church: Creek Road in
Vernon. Pastor is Dennis Boyett.
Graceville Community: 1005 E.
Prim Ave. Pastor Dale Worle.
The Word Church: 335 Alford
Road, Cottondale. Pastors are
Buddy and Jeanne Steele.
Grace & Glory Worship Center:
1328 Railroad Ave., Chipley. Pastor is
Debbie Williams.
House of Prayer Worship Center:
763 West Blvd. Pastor is Anthony B.
Northwest Florida Christian
Church: 4465 Hwy. 77 (meets Sun-
days at 6 p.m. for Bible study). Pas-
tor is Fred King.
Moss Hill Church: Second and
fourth Sundays, 2 p.m. Off Hwy. 279.
Cornerstone Harvest Outreach:
Corner of Reno and Fanning Branch,
Vernon. Pastors are Willis and Dru-
cile Hagan.
Pine Hill Church: 1675 Robins
Bridge Road, Bonifay. 32425. Pas-
tors: B.T. Owens and James Bush.
Cypress Creek Community
Church: 2.5 miles west of Alford at
1772 Macedonia Road. Pastor is
James Vickery.
Bonnett Pond Community
Church: 2680 Bonnett Pond Rd.
between Wausau and Vernon. Pastor
is the Rev. Teddy Joe Bias.
The Potter's Hands: Greenhead
at corner of Hwy. 77 and Pine Log
Road. Pastors are Robert and Sheila
Holmes Valley Community
Church: 3550 Fanning Branch Road,
Vernon. Pastors Willis and Drucile
Bonifay House of Prayer: 826 N.

Caryville Rd. Pastor Devon Richter.
Sapp Holiness Church: 2207
Sapp Road, Cottondale.
Faith Covenant Fellowship: Hwy.
277 half-mile south of 1-10.
Caryville Evangelistic Center:
Wright's Creek Road in Caryville, just
north of Hwy. 90. Pastor is Wayne
Hard Labor Creek Community
Church: 1705 Pioneer Road, three
miles east of caution light. Pastor the
Rev. Farris Stewart.
Johnson Temple First Born Holi-

ness: 793 Orange St., Chipley.
New Faith Temple: 841 Orange
Hill Rd. Evangelist Annie Holmes.
Christian Fellowship Center: Mon-
roe Sheffield Road, 10 miles south of
Chipley off SR 77. Pastor is Joseph
W. Harmon.
McQueen's Temple FBC of
Living God: 5681 Hwy. 79 South, Ver-
non. Pastor is John 0. Brown.
Miracle Valley Spirit of
Holiness: 3754 Bunyon Drive, off
Hwy. 77 near Sunny Hills. Pastor
W.D. King.

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others exemplifies the love
That God has for us, and in the
Bible, there are many examples
of ordinary people becoming
heroes and heroines because our
Lord was able to bring out their
best efforts. Being considerate,
I kind and helpful to others not
only brings out the best in them,
it also brings out the best in us.
It is important to reflect good values and God's love in our
everyday life, and we should be mindful that our words and actions
do affect others.
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Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention scheduled at Landmark Park

The 22nd annual Old-Time
Fiddlers' Convention will be held
at Landmark Park on Saturday,
March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The contest, which begins at 1 p.m.
in the park's Victorian-style
gazebo, is held annually in con-
junction with Spring Farm Day,
one of the park's oldest and most
successful special events,
presented by CenturyTel.
The park hosts the fiddlers' con-
vention in an effort to preserve and
encourage this old-time music tra-
dition. All acoustic musicians are
invited to bring their fiddles, gui-
tars, banjos and other instruments
to jam in the "Fiddlers' Corner" in

the park's one-room schoolhouse
during the day.
Contestants will compete in four
age categories for cash prizes and
ribbons. Over $1,400 will be
awarded, with a $300 first place
award in both the Adult and Senior
divisions. An Open Division will be
offered with no age or tune restric-
tions and winners will be award a
first, second and third place trophy.
Thanks to the sponsorship of
Perry's Music, additional prizes
will be awarded this year. The first
place winners of all five divisions
will be invited to perform at the
Great American Bluegrass Festi-
val in Dothan, April 10 13 at the

National Peanut Fairgrounds.
First, second and third Place win-
ners of all five divisions will receive
one free ticket to the Great Amer-
ican Bluegrass Festival ($40 value)
and a gift bag from Perry's Music.
All participants will be eligible
for the drawing to receive a blue-
grass tuner from Perry's Music,
and they will receive discount
coupons to Perry's Music.
Fiddlers who pre-register by
March 10 will receive two free admis-
sion passes to the event.
Participants who have not pre-regis-
tered must pay general admission to
Spring Farm Day:. $8 for adults, $6 for
senior citizens and $4 for children.

All contestants not pre-regis-
tered must register by noon the
day of the event. Registration to
enter the Adult and Senior Divi-
sion of the Old-Time Fiddlers'
Convention is $10. Registration is
free for the Youth, Junior and
Open Divisions.
Special guest fiddler, Gail Heil,
originally from Missouri, special-
izes in traditional rural American
tunes. She has been a full-time
musician since 1976 and learned
much of her repertoire from
performers from the Ozarks.
Other activities during Spring
Farm Day include demonstrations
of old-fashioned skills, children's

activities, music, concessions, arts
and crafts and more. Spring Farm
day is co-hosted by the Alabama
Cooperative Extension System
and is sponsored by the Houston
County Farmers Federation.
Landmark Park is a 100-acre nat-
ural and cultural history museum
and serves as the Official Museum of
Agriculture for the state of Alabama.
The park is located on US Hwy 431,
three miles north of Dothan's Ross
Clark Circle.
To receive a registration form
and rules for the Old-Time Fid-
dlers Convention, or for more
information about Spring Farm
Day, call 334-794-3452.

A Day in the Park
Washington County Arts Council
will host its first ever '"A Day in the
Park" festival at Shivers Park in
Chipley, on April 26 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m.
There will be music and
entertainment, vendors, perform-
ers, an art show and craft activities
for all to enjoy.
Vendor space, 15 ft. x 15 ft., is
available for $20. Interested vendors
can contact the Washington
County Tourist Development Council
or the Arts Council for an
application. Deadline is April 10.
This event is funded in part by
the Washington County Tourist
Development Council.

Vernon High play
The Vernon High School,
Introduction to Drama class will be
performing "Treachery at Cartilage
Creek or... Our Hero Has a Bone
to Pick," by: Tim Kelly on April 18
and 19, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The performance will be held
at the Vernon High School
"Treachery at Cartilage Creek
or... Our Hero Has a Bone to Pick"
is a comical melodrama set in the
Arizona Territory during the 1880s.
The citizens of Cartilage Creek
have a real .prqblem.
They are -doomed when villain
Colonel Bogus Rancidview steps
on the scene, as the attorney
(with the power of attorney) of
Widder Plunkett. Along side
Rancidview is his side kick
Virginia Mayonnaise (Widder's
maid). Will the citizens be doomed
for life or will a hero step in and,
save the day?
To solve the mystery mark April
18 and 19 on your calendar and
come see the lively performance of
"Treachery at Cartilage Creek or...
Our Hero Has a Bone to Pick," by:
Vernon High School's Introduction
to Drama class.

River Festival

Webb FamilyBand wins competition hosts trading
post settlement

Contributed photo
Members of the Webb Family Band are, front from left, Jacob Sowell and Jessica Webb.
Back row, Josh Webb, Wayne Webb,. Jonathan Webb and Lyndee Webb.

The Webb FamilyBand of Chipley won
first place Instrumental Band at the annual
competition of the Gulf Coast Bluegrass Music
Association held Feb. 23 on the Pensacola Junior
College campus in Milton.
Several members of the band won individual
categories. Jacob Sowell took first place Masters
Division Banjo, while Jonathan Webb won first
place Masters Division Mandolin and first place
Senior Division Guitar.

The group will compete at the state level April 5
at the Florida State Bluegrass Festival held at
Forest Capital State Park in Perry.
Jacob and Jonathan, both 15 years old, were
last year's Florida State Senior Division winners,
which placed them in the Masters Division this
Members of the Webb Family Band are Wayne
Webb, Lyndee Webb, Jessica Webb, Jonathan
Webb and Jacob Sowell.

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If you've ever wanted to see
an arrowhead being sculpted,
the 33rd annual Festival on the
Rivers in Geneva is the place to
be the last weekend in April.
A trading post settlement
will be set up next to the
Choctawhatchee River when
the festival opens on April 25.
The festival opens with a
parade at 4:30 p.m., Friday,
April 25. Line up begins at 4
p.m. in the parking lot of First
Baptist Church on South
Commerce Street.
A smokehouse will be the
central building at the festi-
val site. Smoking is one
method of preserving meat
by drying and partially cook-
ing it. Samples of pork will be
on sale at the trading post.
Around the smoke house
will be exhibits of turn-of-the-
century living skills and the tra-
ditional "quilting bee" in films,
a real-life social circle where
fabric scraps are recycled into
warm bed linens and clothing.
What was once a necessity has
now become an art form.
Members of the Geneva
Senior Center will be the
quilters on Saturday,
April 26. Basket making,
pottery and trapping will also
be demonstrated underneath
the live oaks and pines.
There may also be soldiers
from the militia of 1814,
Andrew Jackson's original
National Guard, and a Confed-
erate encampment from the
Civil War. Rtaditional events of
sculling, worm fiddling and
canoe races will be at the rivers
on Saturday morning as well as
the coin scramble, tug-of-war
and greasy pole climb.
Entertainment includes
Luke Williams, the guitar
whiz from Arkansas, and local
musicians, Dolores Shehee
and Shane Owens.
The headliners will be
T. Graham Brown, and Mel
McDaniel. The River Junc-
tion Cruisers will hold their
annual car show Saturday
beginning at 8 a.m.
Sunday, featured speaker
will be Andy Bryan, a Head-
land minister and musician.
His music is heard on gospel
stations across the Wire-
grass. Church service is at
11 a.m. followed by gospel
music until 4 p.m.
For more information,
contact the Geneva County
Chamber of Commerce at
(334) 684-6582.

"How To Succeed
In Business
Without Really
Trying" at Chipola
Tickets for the Chipola
production of the Pulitzer
Prize-winning musical h11%\
To Succeed In Business With-
out Really Tbing'" are on sale
in the Chipola Business office.
Performance dates are
through March 15 at '.;1 p.m.
and Sunday, March I o a 2 p.m.
Tickets are available in the col-
lege Business otlice. or by
phone at (850) 71,'s-2220.
For information, visit
www.chipola.edu and click arts.

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Girl Scout cookie sales
Council of Apalachee Bend, Inc. has
announced extension of the annual
cookie sales program by two weeks. It
now will end March 23. Cookies may
be obtained from booth sales at loca-
tions throughout the community, from
your favorite Girl Scout, or by calling
the Council Office, toll-free, at (800)

Hickory Hill neighborhood
watch meeting March 17
Neighborhood Watch in Holmes
County meets every third Monday
night at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in
the fellowship hall.
The next meeting is scheduled for
March 17, at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker
will be Larry White President of Crime
Stoppers. A representative of the Sher-
iff Office will give a report.

Blood Mobile


Tuesday, March 18 at Poplar
Springs High School from 7:30 a.m.-
.2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19 at DOT in
Chipley from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
TUesday, March 25 at Washington
Holmes Co.-Tech, Chipley from
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, March 27 at Vernon
Middle School, Vernon from 7:30 a.m.-
Vernon High School, Vernon from
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
SCB office, 2503 Commercial
Park Drive, Marianna, Monday -
Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
For more information, call the SCB
office at (850) 526-4403.

Community Yard Sale
dues needed
The Nine-Mile Community Yard
Sale committee is in need of coopera-
tion with the dues and fees for adver-
tising. All that participate in the yard
sales are encouraged to pay your fees
and dues to help out with the advertis-
ing of this community advent.
The yard sale is held in the Open
Pond, West Pittman and Prosperity and
the communities north of Westville.

DAR meets
Chipola Chapter, NSDAR will meet

at Tony's Restaurant in Marianna
March 17 at 11:10 a.m. for a social
time, with the meeting at 11:30 a.m.
Harold Donaldson will speak about
the History of banking in Jackson
County at the Dutch treat luncheon.
Guests are welcome. Call Regent
Dorcas Jackson at 579-2103 for

Learn about Spring Break
dangers at website
Spring Break has become infamous
for parties and drinking, especially
among the underage.
According to the 2006 National Sur-
vey on Drug Use'and Health, approxi-
mately 10.8 million Americans
between the ages of 12 and 20 report
current alcohol consumption.
This year, in an effort to better protect
underage youth from the dangers of
alcohol abuse, the Department of Busi-
ness and Professional Regulation's
(Department) Division of Alcoholic Bev-
erages and Tobacco (ABT) has launched
a new prevention Web page,
The Web page is a one-stop-shop for
information regarding the prevention
of alcohol and drug abuse.

Contributed photo
Graduates of the 357th Commercial Driving class are
from the left; front row, Kenny Foy, Instructor, Tammie
Hopp, Randy Pick, Gabe Hanway. Back row, Stafford
Bell, Instructor, Ricky McClellan, Fred Bellamy, Doug
Guilford, Monty Hay and Curtis Campbell.

WHTC graduates its 357th CVD class
The 357th graduating class of WHTC's Commercial
Vehicle Driving completed their program Feb. 28, and all
students have one or more job offers to consider. All
students indicated that their education experience in the
CVD program was exceptional.
Graduate Doug Gilford said, "It's been a pleasure to be
enrolled in this program.
The school's reputation in the industry is the highest,
solely because of the staff and in particular Kenny and
Stafford" instructors for the CVD program.


Leslie Miller
Leslie Beachum Miller,
83, of Vernon died March 2
at a health care facility in
Dothan, Ala. He was born in
Washington County Sept. 9,
1924, to Jim Miller and
'Rebecca Hall Miller of
Miller was retired from
'Florida Department of
In addition to his parents,
:he was preceded in death by
his wife, Mary McDonald
Miller; a brother, Quinton
,Miller; sister, Essie Milton;
and one nephew, Jimmy
Survivors include an
uncle, Wesley Hall of Ver-
non, two nephews and their
.wives, Quin Miller and wife,
'Carol, of Dothan, Ala., Jack
Miller and wife Susan' of
Vernon; two nieces, Frances
Inell Miller of Caryville,
Jeanette McKinney and
husband, Howard, of Gid-
'dings, Texas.
Services were held March
4 at Abigail Free Will Bap-
tist Church in Vernon with
the Revs. John Pettis and
Leon Jenkins officiating.
Burial was in Weeks
Cemetery in Washington
County with Peel Funeral
Home of Bonifay directing.

Johnny Crews
Johnny Lee Crews, 72, of
Chipley died Feb. 29 at
Southeast Alabama Medical
Center in Dothan, Ala. He
was a native of Campbellton
and a member of St. Paul
AME Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Willie Ann Crews; a daugh-
ter, Tawanda Renee Crews
and husband, Reginald, all
of Chipley; a son, Tony
Crews and wife, Rachel, of
Port St. Joe; a brother,
Eugene Crews and wife,
Yvonne, of Philadelphia,

Pa.; four grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren, one
great-great-grandchild and
many other relatives and
Funeral was conducted
March 4 at St. Paul AME
Church in Campbellton with
the Rev. Sandra Jones offici-
Burial was in the church
cemetery with Cooper
Funeral Home of Chipley

Buford Tharpe
Buford Edward Tharpe,
80, of Cottondale died
March 2 at Jackson Hospital
in Marianna. He was retired
from the Pensacola News
Journal and had spent the
last seven years as a resident
of the Chipola Retirement
Tharpe served as an
artillery specialist with the
U.S. Army during the
Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, George
Edward (Ed) Tharpe and
Thelma Bush Tharpe; two
sons, Bruce Edward Tharpe
and Allen Wayne Tharpe; a
brother, George Herman
Tharpe, and a sister, Ruth
Tharpe Griffin.
Survivors include a
daughter and son-in-law,
Jackie and Pat Mathews of
Montgomery, Ala.; two
brothers and sisters-in-law,
Linwood Edward and Pat
Tharpe of Bonifay, Lloyd
Angus and Rene Tharpe of
Cottondale; two sisters and
brothers-in-law, Mildred
Tharpe and David Role of
Port Charlotte, and Vaudine
(Deanie) Tharpe Scott of
Chipley; sister-in-law, Exa
Tharpe of Cottondale;
brother-in-law, Early Griffin
of Waycross, Ga., two grand-
daughters and many nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services were

held March 5 at the Ashford
Cemetery in Ashford, Ala.,
with the Rev. John Ed Mathi-
son officiating.
James & Sikes Funeral
Home, Maddox Chapel of
Marianna, was in charge of

Herman Boothe
Herman Terrell Boothe,
72, of Ponce de Leon died
March 2 in Panama City. He
was born May 7, 1935, in
Boothon, Ala., to Profit and
Carrie (Smith) Boothe.
He was of the Baptist
Boothe was preceded in
death by a son, Michael
Boothe; a brother, Donald
Boothe; and a sister, Edna
Survivors include his wife,
Faye Boothe of Ponce de
Leon; three daughters, Deb-
bie Vinzant of Clanton, Ala.,
Connie Sims of Ponce de
Leon, and Denice Albert of
Panama City Beach; a
brother, Thomas Boothe of
Bessmer, Ala.; and a sister,
Mildred Waller of Birming-
ham, Ala.
Memorialization will be
by cremation with Brown
Funeral Home of Chipley in
charge of arrangements.

Frances Nelson
Frances Melynda Nelson,
65, of Inverness died March
3 in Inverness. She was born
Dec. 28, 1942, in Chipley to
Clayton and Roxie (Parker)
Sowell, and had spent the
last 16 years in Inverness.
She was preceded in
death by a son, Rodney
Survivors include three
sons, Tony Gibson of
Chipley, Stanley Gibson and
wife, Betty, of Hartford,
Ala., Douglas Gibson and
wife, Sonya of Bonifay; one
daughter, Barbara Flynt of

Inverness; two brothers,
Thomas Sowell and wife
Sherry, of Gainesville, Roy
Sowell and wife, Debbie, of
Southport; a sister, Mary
Searcy and husband, Shel-
ton, of Chipley, 12 grand-
children and 8 great-grand-
Services were held March
7 in the funeral home chapel
with the Rev. James Barwick
Burial was in Glenwood
Cemetery, Chipley, with
Brown Funeral Home of
Chipley directing.

Dollie Creamer

Dollie Creamer Also-
brooks, 93, of Chipley died
Feb. 9. She was born July 22,
1914, in Alford to Jessie
James and Ruby (Godwin)
She was preceded in
death by two husbands, Joe
Creamer and Durant Also-
brooks and a son, James
Dwan Creamer.
Survivors include three
sons and two daughters-in-
law, Buddy and Ruth
Creamer, Joe and Helen
Creamer, and Rex Creamer,
all of Chipley; three daugh-
ters and two sons-in-law,
Dorothy Clark of Orlando,
Dell and James Lampp,
Betty and James Deal, all of
Chipley; two sisters and a
brother-in-law, Fannie
Weakley of Ocala and
Rachel and Verlon Wells of
New Port Richey; 14 grand-
children, 25 great-grandchil-
dren and two great-great-
Funeral was held Feb. 12
at the Church of God of
Prophecy in Chipley with
the Revs. Earnest Dupree
and Carlos Finch officiating.
Burial was in Pilgrims
Rest Cemetery with Brown
Funeral Home of Chipley

Contributed photo
WHTC director Tommy Smith receives title to the
tanker from Richard Hutchinson, terminal manager
of McKenzie Tank Lines, Inc.

WHTC gets title to tank
McKenzie Tank Lines, Inc. recently donated a stainless
steel tank to Washington-Holmes Technical Center's com-
mercial vehicle driving program. The smooth-bore tank is
the fifth piece of equipment donated by MbKenzie Tank and
has an estimated value of $7,500.
Learning to drive smooth-bore tanks or un-baffled liquid
tankers is very different than driving a fixed load, according
to CVD Instructor Kenny Foy. The un-baffled liquid tankers
have nothing inside to slow down the flow of the liquid.
Therefore, the forward-and-back surge of liquid is very
This movement can have bad effects on handling. For
example, when coming to a stop, the liquid will surge back
and forth. When the wave hits the end of the tank, it tends
to push the truck in the direction the wave is moving. If the
truck is on a slippery surface, the wave can shove a stopped
truck out into an intersection.
Liquid tankers also have a high center of gravity which
means that much of the load's weight is carried high up off
the road. This makes the vehicle top-heavy and easy to roll
"Receiving this tanker will really enhance our students'
education by allowing them to become very familiar with
handling the different effects produced by a liquid tanker,"
Foy said.


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Chipola Regional Arts
Association (CRAA) will
hold an outside meeting
March 18 at Chipley
Woman's Club. Visitors
are welcome.
CRAA awards $200
mini-grants to school
teachers in the Chipola
District who make appli-
cation to enhance their
arts programming.
In past years, 7-10
grants have been
This year, 23 applica-
tions for mini-grants
were received, and
because each request
was unique, all 23 grants
were funded, thanks
to financial support
CRAA received through
its annual fund-raising
The program at the
March meeting will fea-
ture seven of the teach-
ers, who will share how
they used their grant
monies to further arts
education in their
respective schools. They
are Richard Davenport
and Luwana Locke of
Chipley High School;
Karen Bouton and
Roberta Newell of
Graceville Elementary
School; Heather Howell
of Poplar Springs Ele-
mentary/Middle and
High School, and Chris-
tine Lauen and Vicki
Steverson of Bonifay
CRAA encourages
everyone to attend the
meeting and hear these
gifted teachers. Lunch,
catered by Chipley
Woman's Club, will be
served at 11:30 a.m.
Cost of the salad
luncheon is $8. To make
a reservation, call Anita
Shealy at (850) 718-2277
or Jeanne Lavender,
(850) 638-1612.
Chipley Woman's
Club is located on Fifth
Street in Chipley.

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( |IN THE CIRCUIT COURT MCCASKILL'S FIRST AD- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT LEGAL NOTICE funds in the amount of $ contracting will follow 2008, at the Washington
FOR WASHINGTON DITION TO THE TOWN OF Attorney For Personal Rep- OF THE FOURTEENTH 7,577 under the Emer- FRDAP regulations. County Government An-
COUNTY FLORIDA CARYVILLE, FLORIDA, AS resentative: JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND TRI-COUNTY AIRPORT agency Food and Shelter nex Room, located at 1331
CIVIL ACTION PER PLAT ON FILE IN THE Frank A Baker, Esq. FOR WASHINGTON AUTHORITY National Board Program to Engineering Services will South Boulevard, Chipley,
OFFICE OF THE CLERK Florida Bar No. 0209791 COUNTY, FLORIDA Aviation Engineering Con- supplement emergency include surveying, testing, Florida at 5:00 p.m., or as
N F L rMCASE NO. 67-08-CA-057 OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 4431 Lafayette Street sultant food and shelter programs design, cost estimating, soon as possible thereaf-
OF WASHINGTON Marianna, FL. 32446 CASE NO. 2007-173 Deadline: 3/28/2008 in the county. permitting, construction ter. All interested mem-
1100- Legal Advertising COUNTY FLORIDA, AND (850)526-3633 management and con- bers of the public are en-
1110- lassifed Notices/ Plaintiff, BEING IN THE W 1/2 OF TURNER LAND ENTER- Title: Aviation Engineering Under the terms of the struction observation. courage to attend. Pub-
1120-Public Notices Plaintiff, THE NE 1/4 AND THE NE Personal Representative: PRISES, LLC, a Florida Consultant Services grant from the National lic hearings may be con-
1130 nounceen RENDA ANN JUDD 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF Lois Virginia Best Bell limited liability company, Due Date: 3/28/2008, Due Board, local agencies cho- Proposals for this service tinued from time to time as
1140 Happy Ads al., SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP RO. Box 21 Plaintiff, Time 4:00 PM CST sen to receive funds must: will be evaluated sepa- may be necessary. You
1150- Personals Defendants 4 NORTH, RANGE 16 Graceville, FL. 32440 vs. 1) be private voluntary rately from the other ser- are further notified that the
1160 Lost WEST, IN WASHINGTON' As published in the Wash- JAMES C. MACDONALD; The Tri-County Airport Au- non-profits or units of gov- vices. Qualification for matter to be considered
1170- Found NOTICE OF ACTION COUNTY, FLORIDA. ington County News and PATRICIA MACDON- thority is soliciting letters of emment; 2) have an ac- each service must be de- by the County Commis-
PROPERTY March 5,12, 2008. ALD, interest from qualified firms counting system, 3) prac- scribed separately, sion as to such public
more commonly known as _Defendant. for the purpose of provid- tice nondiscrimination, 4) hearing will be the aban-
TOBrendaAnn Judd Caryille0 Fint Mar32427Road IN THE CIRCUIT COURT ing Engineering Services have demonstrated the ca- Respondents are required donment and cessation of
-A 1100 1 Addresses Unknown This action has been filed OF THE FOURTEENTH NOTICE OF ACTION for Tri-County Airport. ability to deliver emer- to submit an original and any maintenance by
S AddressesUnknown against you and you are JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN These services will in- agency food and/or shelter five 5) copies in a sealed Washington County and
YEs y of AND FOR WASHINGTON clude, but not be limited programs, and 5) if they envelope marked "SEALED Washington County Public
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- required to serve a copy o COUNTY FLORIDA TO:JAMES C. MACDON- to, airfield and airspace are a private voluntary or- PRPOSAL FOR ENGI- Works Department on a
IN THE CIRCUITCOURT ED that an action to fore- your written defense, if ALD and PATRICIA MAC- planning, aircraft and air- ganization, they must have NEERING SERVICES portion of Ellen Road as
OF THE FOURTEENTH close a mortgage on the any, upon SHAPIRO & 67-07-CA DONALD port operational analysis, a voluntary board. FRDAP. Proposals must described below:
HES RCURIDAWF f non rorty n se s Division Complaint to Quiet TitFamiye for airport strategic planning, Request for funds must be on March 20, 2008, at the Only that portion of Ellen
TONAND F OR WASHINUNTY Hida:ighway, N.Suitale 112Ma N RE THE MARRIAGE OF: the following property: Aviation LayoutPlan (ALP) submitted no later than City Hall of Chipley, atten- Road lying 500 feet North-
COLNDIVISION Lot8, Block397ofSUNNY Tampa, FL 33618 within SHIRLANA COATNEY Lot 30, Block 495 of Sunny development and support, March 24, 2007 @ 4:30 tion City Clerk's Office. The easterly of the intersection
CIVIL DIVISION Lot8,Block397ofSUNNY Tampa, FL 33618 within MCDANIEL Hills Unit 8, according to Capital Improvement Pro- p.m. with an outline of how mailing address is: PO. of said road with the west
CASE NO. 05-CA-282 HILLS UNIT 6, according thirty (0) days after the MCDANIEL, the Plat thereof as re- gram (CIP)and JointAuto- the funds will be used to: Box1007,Chipley,Florida line of the Northeast Quar-
to the plat thereof as re- first publication of this no- aed corded in Plat Book 2, mated Capital ov- 32428. The street address ter of Section 33, Town-
CITIFINANCIAL MORT- corded in Plat B ofok 2 at tce and fcle thie orial JOSEPH MARTIN Page(s) 88 through 101, of ment Program (JACIP) de- Janice Richards, Executive is 1442 Jackson Avenue, ship 2 North, Range 13
GAGE COMPANY, INC. Pages 60 through 76 of the with the clerk of this Court MCDANIEL, the Public Records of velopment and support, Secretary Chipley, Florida 32428. West and lying with a par-
F\K\A ASSOCIATES Public Records of Wash- either before service on Husband Washington County, Flor- planning support to Airport Tri-County Community Proposals will be opened cel of land identified with
HOME EQUITY SER- ington County, Florida. Plaintiff's attorney or imme- Husban ida. Authority, individual Council, Inc. and ranked for award at Property ID Number
VICES, INC., diately there after; other- NOTICE OF ACTION FOR planning project studies, P O. Box 1210 later date in March. 0585-0000. Deed of rec-
Plaintiff, The street address of wise a default will be en- N CE O ACTION has been filed against you project management, eng- Bonifay, FL 32425 ord of ownership is re-
vs. which is 3546 Hunt Court, tered against you for the PUBLICATION artin and others, and you re needing and technical he Ci of Chipey re- corded in ORB 261, Page
BRENDA M. WILLIAMS; Chipley, Florida 32428. relief demanded in the TO:Joseph Martin and others, and you are nearing and technical The City of Chipley re- corded in ORB 261, Page
BTHRENDA M. WILLIAMS; Chipley, FloriComplaint. McDaniel required to serve a copy of management services and For information contact serves the right to reject 647.
THE UNKNOWNSPOUSE en filed against you WITNESS my hand and your written defenses, if other engineering services Cindy Lee at (850) any and all proposals, to
OF BRENDA M W has been iled agai YOU ARE NOTIFIED that any, to it on MARY W. normally associated with 547-3688waive any informalities or A copy of this plat is avail-
LIAMS; GEORGE WUL- and you are required to seal of this Court onthe 22 an action for Dissolution of COLN, ESQUIRE, general aviation airports. As published in the Wash- technicalities in the pro- able for examination at the
LIAMS; THE UNKNOWN serve a copy of your writ- day of February, 2008. ani ao fo Dislution fcOimN SMITH, THOMPSON, ington County News posal process and to office of the Board of
SPOUSE OF GEORGE ten defenses, if any to it, LINDA HAYES COOK Marriage, including claims SMITH, THOMPSON, Qualified consuti n nts are March 12,t2008. a te icalte onthe a C ounty Commissioners,
WILAMS; IF UVNG, IN- on Plaintiff's attorney, Circuit and County Courts for dissolutionofmarriage, SHAW & MANAUSA,A., Qualified consultantsare March2,2008. the best interest of these) 1331 South Boulevard,
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN whose name and address By:K. McDaniel payment of debts, division Plaintiff'homasville Roadttoeys, 3520 4 th letter of interest by 4:00it City. Chipley, Florida. Anyone
SPOUSE OF SAID is J. Andrew Baldwin, THE Deputy Clerk of real and personal prop-desiring to be heard at
DEFENDANT(S), IF RE- SOLOMON LAW GROU As published in the Wash- erty, and for payments of Floor, Tallahassee, Florida PM Central Standard Time Architectural service said public hearing shouldat
D EDANT S IF DE- MONLAWGRO P u nt e support, has been filed 32309-3469, no more than on March 28, 2008. Letters Proposal Request contracts) may be subject be present at said time
CEASED, THE RESPEC- Boulevard Tampa, Flr- March 5,12, 2008. against you. You are re- to grant/loan award and and place. Contingent
TCEASED UKONHEIRS, Ida360,ad fTampaiFlor-e te 5 0 quired to serve a copy of first publication date of this ted as attached files to The City of Chipley hereby release of funds by the upon approval, a copy of
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, ida 33606, and file the your written defenses, if notice of action, and file E-Mail to the Airport Au- requests proposals from funding agency. such resolution will be
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, original with the Clerk of any, to this action on Kristi the original with the Clerk thority at qualified individuals or such resolution will be
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, the above-styled Court, on IN THE FOURTEENTH JU- M Odom, Petitioner's attor- of this Court either before jharris@wfeca.net and will firms to provide engineer- THE CITY OF CHIPLEY led in the offices of the
ENORS, AND TRUS- or before March 29,2008, DICIALCIRCUITIN AND ney, whose address is service on Plaintiffs attor- be composed of a single ing servicesfortwoFRDAP SUPPORTS "EQUAL OP Clerk's Office and duly re-
TEES AND ALL OTHER an answer must be filedor FOR WASHINGTON Post Office Box 1129, neys or immediately there- file, not to exceed one (1) Grants for Pals Park Phase PORTUNITY EMPLOY- corded in the public rec-
PERSONS CLAIMING BY you will be defaulted and a COUNTY FLORIDA Chipley, Florida 32428, on after; otherwise, a default MB in size, in Adobe PDF III and Phase IV. MENT, FAIR HOUSING words of Washington
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AGAINST THE NAMED against you for the relief IN RE: Estate of JOHN D. and file the original with for the relief demanded in will not exceed two (2) Scope of Project consists CAP ACCESS". tion is available by calling
DEFENDANT(S); THE BAY demanded in Complaint. BEST, the clerk of this court at the complaint or petition, pages in length. Three of: Baseball and Softball As published in the Wash- Connie Anderson at
MEDICAL CENTER AUXIL- deceased. Washington County Court- firms will be short listed Field design; Upgrading ing County News March 8, 415-5093, between th
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MEDICAL CENTER; the seal of said Court on PROBATE DIVISION ley, Florida 32428, either ary, 2008. ing of a presentation to the Tennis court design; Picnic hours of 8:00 m. and
WHETHER DISSOLVED February 28, 2008. FILE NO. 67-08CP-18 before service on Authority. Facility design, Nature 4:00 p.m., Monday
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Attorneys for Plaintiff tioned unknown Defend- WITHIN THE TIME PERI- proceedings and any pub- $20/hour or $57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, children, etc. Only one signature ',,, .

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later than seven (7) days following real property, ly- FORTH ABOVE, ANY Florida Administrative Certification. Placement Assistance. high paying Aviation Maintenance
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If hearing impaired, please in Washington County, YEARS OR MORE AFTER Agency Action will be
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) Florida, more particularly THE DECEDENT'S DATE mailed only to persons of Construction. www.Heavy5.com Financial aid ifqualified Job placement
or (800) 955-8770 (voice), described as follows: OF DEATH IS BARRED. who have filed such re- Use code "FLCNH" or call (866)218- assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Week Of
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As published in the Wash- LOTS 10 TO 14 INCLU- The date of first publica- As published in the Wash- 2763. Maintenance (888)349-5387. March 10-16, 2008
ington County News SIVE IN BOOK 45, AC- tion of this notice is March ington County News
March 5,12, 2008. CORDING TO R. E. L. 5,2008. March 12, 2008. /

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5 638-6200 at least 48 years old, $1500., black 3 y n d t amps, banjos, educational Art/Entertainment/Media Front De sk & Night 334-684-3646 or Fax re-
hours beforethe meeting. year old $1200., Jersey 6N"-or-b and accesopenndngs fo sume3n4
f any person decides to bull, 3 years old $700. AUCTIO LAW OF- so es. Turn mandolins, violins, Teacher Assistant. Reporter/ all shifts. Experience
appeal any decision made 850-956-2690 I FICE CONTENTS. I your items into cash, worry dobros, broken or dam- Tri-County Community, Reporther/compers. Aply
by the board, agency, or I Owner is closing officeI free. Call Lisa at Tr easu res aged okay. Bill Covington Council, Inc., is accept- Photographer ,ith com foputers. Apply I & Other
commission, with respect due toillness and all fur- and Gifts, LLC at 557-1918, 638-5050 I ing applications for the Suites, Chipley. nn Mystery Shoppers, get
to any matter cmmissi on, with respect -- nature and furnishings 850-258-3850 for more I Head Start Program I Washington County .- -- - paid to shop Retail/dining
at such meeting or hear-c must go. Saturday I information. Great Benefits. News & Holmes County establishments need un-
ing, he or she will need a I March 15, 2008. Items Times-Advertiser, a divi- derercover clients to judge
ing, he or she will need a I March 15, 2008. Items 3320 1I Responsibility: Assist sion of Florida Freedom quality customer service.
record of the proceedings, t980 may b 9:00 a.m. i AZALEAS $1.87, Garde- I Teacher in all areas of I Newspapers, is seeking General Earn up to $150. a day.
and that for such pur- : f a l S 9 nias, many other shrubs, classroom as desig-l a general assignment Call (888)-523-1013.
poses, he or she may on day of sae. Sale I 3220 $1.87. Fruit Trees, $10.87, nated. reporter/photographer. Avon Representa-
need to ensure that pro- North Oklahoma Street B&B Furniture 1342 Flowering and shade trees I I Excellent company ben- tives needed Bonifay,
batim record of the pro- Bonifay, Florida 32425 I North RR Avenue, Chip- also. Swanson's All Ways I Minimum Qualifica-I efits. Chipley, Graceville '
.ceedingsismade, whteh MRCANDISE ems for sale include a I ley. We pay cash for Growin' Nursery 1658 Hwy mtions: High School Wausaip G vi
money and evidence upon 3100 .Antiques IItems for sale incwide variety of item clean, qualit furniture 177A11 miles NW Bonifay. (GED); 3 6 months re- Send resume to: Editor, Wausa, Vernon,
which the appeal is 3110 Appliances Office varetFurnishings 850-557-0211 or 850-547-2938 Tues-Sat. Ilated experience or Washington County Caryville, Ponce de
based." FS 286.0105 3120- Arts & Crafts (desks, credenzas, lat- 850-415-6866. Ask for Leola Brock Nurseries I training. I News A Leon. Ask about
3130- Auctions I eral file cabinets), Bar-I Pasco or Carolyn LLC Plants, trees and I 1364N. RailroadAve. mini-kit. 850-547-1640.
Done by order of the 3140 Baby Items bie Doll Collection: i shrubs. Landscape design, ers license and proper I
Washington County Board 3150 Building Suppiles (over 250 dolls), West- Furniture & Mattresses landscape contracting, irri- ie insurance oer-iv Or3em tREAL
of County Commissioners Eq3160 Businessnt ern Art Collection: Low, low, low overhead nation systems. 1788 vehicle insurance cover- Or e-mail to:
this 11th day of March 317 Collectibles I (signed, numbered guarantees low, low, low White Road, Bonifay FL thland background chipleypapercoCommeial
hhea11h day of March 31 Cn e background chipleypaper.com H h 6 Co r
2008. 3180 Computers i prints including J.D. prices. P&S Discount Fur- 32425 (ashington Healthcare
As published in the 3190 Electronics Challenger and Bev nature, Chipley. (Since County) (850)638-1202; screening. N phone calls 610 -Apartments
Washington County News 3200 Firewood Dolittle; some framed 1973) 850-638-4311 326-1500 additional informa- DruFreNo phone caLPN needed to work in 6130- ondeach Rewnhouse
March 12, 19, 2008. 3210 Free Pass It On I calendar prints, some For additional informa- Drug Free Workplace. tor's office 6140- house
3230 Garage/Yarde S large wall paintings), t EE Monday-Friday. Call 6150- Roommate Wanted
3230-Garage/Yard Sal Western Collectibles: call Sharon Kent, Ad- 7681211. 6160 Rooms for Rent
3240 Guns I (Indian Mannequin, I ministrative Manager, at | 6170 Mobile Home/Lot
^ E ? ^ :S^3250 Goocd Things to EatI (850) 547-3689. 1 ------------n Rentals
3260 Health & Fitness I mounted cow horns, I8 7I6180 Out-of-Town Rentals
3270 -Jewelry/Clothing small decor items), An- Bales of hay for sale. 5a y be 6190-Timeshare Rentals
2 OO 3280 Machinery/ tique Furnishings: $5/per bale. 535-2264 Applications may be o- 6200 Vacation Rentals
Equipment '(Large double door ar- I tainted from many=I
AKC Pug 3290 Medical Equipment Imoire with mirrors, oak I Catfish 6 e s T unty C mmu t
puppies(black/fawn)/older 3300 Miscellaneous secretary, medallion I Council, offices and Healthcare/Other
dog. $500 for puppies. 4 3310 Musical Instruments sofa). Household fumi- You catch catfish, $1.50 S- Isubmitted by March 17, Healthcare/Other r - - -
month old fawn male; 6 3320 Plants & Shrubs/ Iture: (sleeper sofa, I pound. Gilbert Catfish 4100 Help Wanted at 4:30 p.m. I Dietary Staff HExecutive Office space
puppies ready April 24th. Supply 3330 Restaurant/Hote I couches and, loveseats, I Pond, located @ 2854 4130 Employment I i At Washington Rehabilita- Nursing I for lease on Brickyard I
Call 850-638-5887. Sporting Goods curio cabinets, miscella-I Highview Circle, Chipley, Information Successful applicant will tion and Nursing Center Washington Rehabilitation Rd. Great location
3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) neous cabinets). Print Florida. Phone: be subject to I we are now expanding ou Nursing Center acrossfrom Chpley
I Material: (miscellaneous I 850-638-8633. W pre- employment drug I dietary staff. We are look- rently recruiting Licensed High School. 638-7700 I
I books, Western maga-4 1 test. ing for applicants with Practical Nurses and Certi- www.chlpleyofficefor|
zine collection, 1980s For Sale: Fish for stocking Food Service Experience fed Nursing Assistants to eae.o
2130 Soap Opera Digest col- your pond or lake; cop- Administrative I EQUAL OPPORTUNITY R forull-sitionme oand part-time join our Long-Term Care Executive Office Space
14 Sorrel mare, 15 hands, Iaction). Record Collec- pernose, bluegill, atti Team for 117 shi for rent downtown Chipley.
ext Sorrel mare, 15 hands, c rafters and Artisans tion: 33 1/3 albums, in- |I shellcracker, channel cat- Membership Director for AND SMOKE FREEI dependability and shift are advancing to meet the for rent downtown Chipley
extremely genoo d trail horse. Call wanted. Let us sell your eluding Reader's Digest fish, mosquito-fish and Non-Profit Organization. WORKPLACE. flexibility is a must. We of- needs of today for both 638-1918
anytime, 260-2223, items for you. New con- ets Elvis movie Florida largemouth bass. Coordinates all activities of fer competitive pay and Residents and employees. Rent- ChipeyExc-
260-4209. asking $400. signment store in Bonifay albums). Jerry Johnson, (850)547-2215 membership solicitation, benefits, apply at We offer top pay for the irentffice. ExecMain
020 looking for handmade Auctioneer, Florida Li- Solicits prospective mem- WRNC area and a competitive t offices.
items and gifts to sell in I cense #362; Business I Timothy Dean Miller will bers. Ed, bxpe will train the oleChristian Minboysistry for a in need Chipley, F 32428 aeneft package. If you arte Call 404-660-3813.
our store. Call Lisa at License #205 not be responsible for any right person.red, but will train thcom- of Fescent boys, is itchen needlp. 850-638-4654 interested in being part of
Appaloosa and Paint Treasures and Gifts, LLC debts made by anyone right person. Strong co Must have strong leader- Web lId #33980351 our growing team please
horses for sale, Best offer. 850-258-3850 for more in- other than myself as of uter & graphic design sp skills. Wage depends 51 contact us at
8 -42 f skills. Excellent written, 4 ship skills. Wage dependsct
(850)258-4428. formation. February 29,2008. verbal, and interpersonal upon prior experience. Call -WRNC61
skills. Proficient with Inter- 850-547-9011. 879Usery, 328 Townhouse Apt for rent6110
net and e-mail. Position re- Healthcare 850-638-4654 2BR/1.5BA. Chipley.
quires an eabil Pity to work e CrmeaWeb Id #33980302 $595/mth. 638-1918.
well with team, organize Elderly Care Immediate Opening
and motivate volunteers, Licensed Physical Ther-'OLIE -
pan fund-raising events Help Wanted: Needed a apyAssistant (PTA)c
and solicit sponsorships live-in caregiver for elderly Competitive salary and 6140
as well as other duties, lady to do cooking & light benefits. Please fax re-BA in Vernon area,
Please call Ted Everett housework in Bonifay. sume to 850-415-1967 3BR/1BA in Vernon area,
(850) 638.4157, for 547-3684 (day), 547-2828 or call 850596-0218kitchen, laundry-room,
ARIVIONDI n t e r v i e w . (night). Other livingng -room. $670
AR vNmonth, security deposit
ROOFING Ground's Keeper and references required.
MINISTO A ROOFING CHIPOLA COLLEGE is now accepting applications for the following Washington Rehabilitation 8-35- _____ _
-- positions and Nursing Center is now 3BR/2BA in Sunny Hills
H 77F .. hiring a Ground's Keeper, area. Stove, refrigerator,
T,-A l -,1: Coordinator- Bachelor of Science, Nursing Experience preferred. Must dishwasher, W/D all in-
50)638-8183 banners Coordinator Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education/Exceptional meet physical equire- lauded and fenced in
77A ELECTRIC Truck Lettering Specializing in all types of Student Education gotiable, excellent benefit month700 deposit Ca
Bn Almost anything electric Magnetic Residential Roofing, Coordinator- Bachelor of Applied Science, Business Management package. Apply at Stacey 850-527-6262 or
50)547-0726 have Personalized Reroofs and Repairs Instructor Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education WRNC 850-271-1248.
S You have needs- i EFree Estimates Instructor Business Management 879 Usery Rd.
Open 24 Hours, Self- have Soutions MADE TO YOUR NEEDS 18 Years Experience Chipley, FL. 32428 For Rent 3BR/1 BA,
Ssit Licensed & Bonded 1645 Hwy. 81 Licensed & Insured MINIMUM OUALIFICATIONS: 850-638-4654 CH&A. 1181 1st Ave. $595
eVICNODeposit, Westville 850-547-2934 Coordinator Bachelor of Science. Nursing: Masters Degree in Nursing or Web d #33980347 a month. No pets. HU
Units Are Carpeted 5 0 1953 850-956-2519 License#R2902734 related subfield required; Ph.D. in Nursing or a related subfield preferred, accepted. 63-1918
,Units.AreC.arpeted 06195 850-956-2519,' Lcense# RC29027346 Florida Registered Nurse (RN) licensure required. I
75ti.lhsIaF, ti:2hMt TCoordinator Bachelor of Science. Elementary Education/Exceptional *
Student Education: Masters Degree in Elementary Education or Excep-
Vaughn Fred O 'N ea l II tional Student Education required. Ed.D. or Ph.D. in an education field
Johnson preferred. Carpenters and
JohnsonILLC DOZER SERVICE, INC. Coordinator Bachelor of Applied Science. Business Management: Mas-
ters Degree in Management or Accounting or Masters Degree in Business Metal/Shingle Roofers
Lawn Servicet Since 1977 THE D with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Management or Accounting re-
Landscaping LAND CLEARING HOUSE quired. Ph.D. in a business field or D.B.A. preferred. D & G PAnI I N G
Instructor Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education: Mas-
Concrete ROOTRAKING Gourmet Dog ters Degree in Elementary Education or Exceptional Student Education re- & R EM O D ELIN G
28 Years Experience ROAD BUILDINGS Bakery Treats quired. Ed.D. or Ph.D. in an education field preferred.
FREE ESTIMATES PONDS DEMOLITION Instructor- Business Management: Masters Degree in Management or Ac- Call
FREE ESTIMATES PONDS aDEMOLITION All Natural K9 counting or Masters Degree in Business with at least 18 graduate semester
638-4435 Home Specialty Store hours in Management or Accounting required. Ph.D. in a business field or (850) 849-0736 or
527-4766 Work y HOME (850) 762-8387 S D.B.A. preferred.
527-4766 Work 1362 N. Railroad Ave. (850) 849-7982
6055 NW Hwy. 274 Altha, FL 32421 s8o 638-2660 COLLEGE AND/OR UNIVERSITY
RLY IE -- AI and rSO Coordinators Oversee the curriculum, personnel and management matters Light Industrial and Forklift Drivers
S Aly l Y ERNT I DP LUMIS DndS of the assigned major or degree program under the supervision of the Direc-ial and Forklift Drivers
POLIE & HUNTING PLUMBING tor of the department through which the baccalaureate degree is delivered. 8 hour shifts 6 days a week
SIUPPLV ; Teaching and/or instructional duties as assigned.
SComplete Police Equipment Shop Y '-, Instructors- Teaching and/or instructional duties as assigned. 2nd and 3rd Shifts Open NOW!!
Complete Police Equipment Shop C O W
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Class 3 $100 Over Cost ,-; Excavator, Road i Remodeirg,_A py O Y
*Class 3 $100 Over Cost ( &M ) ..-r ExcavatorRoad sTublShor Replacmen Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing each
et position competency and philosophical requirement, a completed Chipola
S Ammo Box $2 Over Cost (Mix & Match) rieegRoadsan RepipeWai /e Pdes College employment application (available from Human Resources); re- M ANPOW ER
Detective & Undercover Complete Security L. Tree Transplanting dy 24RepipeWaer/Sewer Pipes sme; references with current addresses and telephone numbers and copies
Private Appointments CallAndy |* 24 Hr. Emergency Service* of college transcripts to CHIPOLA COLLEGE, Human Resources, 3094 3245 Montgomery Highway
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C-hjp ey 'l/ .l Tax Service. Open 5 days your kitchen cabinets and o first in Chipley,
C e e v to n n"-- - - - - - - .: house repair needs Call Mini Warehouses. If you
a ia," ,0638i. James S. Howell (850) don't have the room, "We
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_M,| I.. n c. t a 1 535-2839;260-1619 (850)638-4539, north of
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Plants, Trees 6-Shrubs SameDayService bar, uini U Ir Headliners and Vinyl IncomeTaxll sizes for rent.We
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN Towing Service Available and a big arict. 5 :u r,,:,T,- Mamie's Tax Service (850)326-2399
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING Complete Auto & AJriindly little h,p '- .:..i .1 i.:'r, "Authorized IRS E-File Pro-
r.,i Truck R- r 'iair -i i: vider" Instant returns and
IRRIGATION SYSTEMS | Truck Repair ,, ,,rlth the Jriae. u ,-. ,u.,,n ,r-, refund transfers. 1098 Or-
1i239 Jackson Avenue ^ ......t. r :aii" ,ai ar.,irn., ange Hill Rd. For appoint-
1788 White Road Bonifay, FL 32425 | Acrossfrom 334-684-6267 mnt call 850-638 8804
(Washington County) Capital City Bank !? Mondav-Salurda i ment call 850-638-8804
(850) 638-1202 (850) 326-1500 850-638-1177 p, -J 1Ifam-?pm u Piano Teacher:
Turn -' Joes JuInk Piano Lessons: Experi-
ST' i 'A- .. Tlurr lur,| .r: -ri ,-dru,:i.t enced pianist accepting
i' Brian's LIawn ,rIn. ,ri,-r,,- 3r, NOW Sod For Sale on the farm, new students beginning
S:31 u r. ..e .va rui delivered or installed. Cen- March 1st. Call
Lrs ,,. n i,-,:.. ,ou tipede and 419 Bermuda. 478-397-0350 (Bonifay)
& llldsca ing .3i. ar.,i.nme West Florida Turf from 12pm to7p.m.
Advertise your service SpecializinginResitccl,, .I,,....1..I ,:,r,,.r, ( 8 5 0850)63 8- 4860;
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Serving Bay County for 0her 12 earS -,,g Sod Sod Sod Quality you J SR
$18 00 And Now Expanding it) can depend on. Irrigated, -
$18.00 Washington & Holm. Coint weed & pest controlled. Sewing Machine and Vac-
Lawn Maintenance Lan SCentipede and St. Augus- uum Cleaner Repair,guar
ek Lawn Maintenance*Lak., g S 'tine. Delivery and installa- anteed service on all
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The new Lewis Bear facility will change the small community of Ebro.


Both chambers
rate job growth
as major goal
Managing Editor
Jobs, jobs and more
jobs. That's the goal on top
of the list of both the Wash-
ington and Holmes County "
Chambers of Commerce.
Both Chamber directors,
Ted Everett of Washington
County and Jim Brook of
Holmes County, recently
noted the importance of
job growth.
"Our goal is 500-plus
new jobs over the next
three years," Everett said.
He pointed to Lewis Bear
in Ebro and Tractor Sup-
ply, which would occupy
25,000 square feet of the
45,700 square foot former
Winn-Dixie building on
State 77 south.
The Shoppes at Chipley
shopping malls near Wal-
Mart, Acadian Hardwood
and the expected arrival of
"Project Pipe" are all part
of the gradual job growth
in the county.
The new $17 million-
Doctors Memorial Hospital
is far and away the biggest
project in Holmes County
Recent unemployment



Jay Felsberg/HCTA
The new Doctors Memorial Hospital is the biggest project in Holmes County in
many years.

figures released by the Flor-
ida Agency for Workforce
Innovation show increas-
ing unemployment as the
local and state economies
contract in the aftermath of
problems in the real estate
industry, homebuilding and
other areas.
Holmes County's un-
employment rate climbed
to 4.2 percent in January,
2008, from 3.9 percent

in December 2007. Un-
employment was 3.5 per-
cent last year. Washington
County's unemployment
rate has gone up over a
percentage point in a year.
The January 2008 rate is
5.1 percent. up from 4.8
percent in December 2007.
A year ago the unemploy-
ment rate was 4 percent.
Florida's seasonally ad-
justed unemployment rate

was 4.6 percent in January
2008, representing 423,000
jobless out of a labor force
of 9,264,000. Florida's
unemployment rate was up
slightly by 0.1 percentage
point over the month and
up by 1.0 percentage point
over the year. Florida's
January 2008 rate of 4.6
percent was the highest rate
since October 2004, which
was also 4.6 percent.

HolmesCountyEconoic eeometIrctrlos atbuinsreuingPae2

County COMaes7G &

Over $500 million
Managing Editor
Opponents of "big government"
may be getting their wish in Florida,
as the Legislature is reaching agree-
ment on over $500 million in cuts to
the existing $70 billion budget.
The Legislature is meeting in spe-
cial session, and as this edition went
to press the final agreement was being
hammered out between the Senate's
$504 million in cuts, and the House
version with $518 million.
Some observers wanted to wait
until after the latest tax forecasts are
released Tuesday, rather than act this
fiscal year.
Health and Human Services Chair-
man, Sen. Durell Peaden, R-Crest-
view, however, said the cuts are
needed now to right a state budget

cut from state budget, more to come

that is already listing badly. It's
common in most businesses to begin
cutting expenses as soon as possible
to stave off future problems, Peaden
told the Tallahassee Democrat.
"If we can't afford it, we don't
need to buy it," Peaden said. "These
are called permanent, but they are
only permanent until the Legislature
acts in the future."
The cuts worked out so far by
both houses would come as follows,
according to the Democrat:
*$350 million from public edu-
cation, cutting a planned 7 percent
increase in spending per student to
4.5 percent.
*$37 million in health care.
$48 million from the state court
system. Prosecutors and public de-
fenders would be able to divide $2.5
million in local fees.

The Legislature will have to work
on yet more cuts of about $2.5 bil-
lion when it comes back into regular
session. One proposal would be to
not allow automatic rate increases
for Medicare providers for certain
services. This could save up to $340
million under SB 1852.
"The state's very resilient," Peaden
told The Sun Sentinel, when asked if
there was any chance of such auto-
matic increases ever returning. "And
I believe in miracles," added Peaden,
who recommended the rate cut.
Another proposal would cut $139
million from nursing home provid-
ers, on top of a $75 million cut last
October, when an overall $1 billion
was cut from the state budget. This
would come in the aftermath of
higher standards of care required by
state regulation.

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HC Development director looks at modern business recruiting

Managing Editor
"It's becoming much,
much more sophisti-
cated," said Jim Brook,
executive director of the
Holmes County Devel-
opment Commission and
Chamber of Commerce
last week. Brook had just
returned from a recruiting
trip, and took the time to
discuss the changes in the
past several years in busi-
ness recruiting and reten-
In the 1950s through the
1970s, there was more use
of target markets, where a
county or city identified
its resources and targeted
business that fit that mar-
"It was more of a shot-
gun approach," Brook
said. "In the southeast we
would literally assault a
city and would blanket it
with cold-calling cards in
locales at a certain time,
and ask if we could call.
"If a half-percent was
rewarded with a follow-
up, we were doing pretty
"It wasn't a very scien-
tific approach. We would
target a business that
would match our resourc-
es and match them up with
our business and possible
Times have changed.
For one thing, business has
changed. The era of bring-
ing in a large manufactur-
er, textiles, for example, to
bring in a large number of
jobs is no longer an option
in many cases. It is also
not as effective to use just
the recruiting resources
in a small town or county
to recruit business. Brook
said it is essential to use
regional resources.
. "We still identify likely

Jay Felsberg/WCN-HCTA
Jim Brook, shown here at a recent meeting of the Holmes County Chamber of
Commerce, looks at modern business recruiting.

targets, but we cooperate
with organizations like
Florida's Great North-
west," he said.
"Neither Holmes or
Washington counties are
direct contributors to
FGNW, but they are more
than accommodating and
they ask all rural areas to
participate. "They are our
best tool."
One major change that
makes a more scientific
approach necessary is the
lower number of business
looking to begin start-
up operations or to relo-
cate. The numbers have
dropped considerably in
recent years.
"There are over 15,000
communities nationwide
that have some sort of ac-
tive business recruiting
and are trying to close
deals," Brook said. "There
are a limited number of
businesses looking to re-

locate or open a new busi-
ness. Twenty years ago
there were over 1,500 a
year, but now there are
less than 1,000.
"It became apparent
that it was very inefficient
for a community to try and
amass the resources to do
recruiting in a direct fash-

ion. It's more efficient to
do it from a regional per-
Brook said that local
effort should never be dis-
missed out of hand. "It's
not to say the individual
communities should aban-
don individual efforts," he
said. Today, however, ex-


perience shows the advan-
tage of using a different
"Regional services have
to do the selling. They
have the resources to put
together the packages."
Those packages in-
clude available property,
tax incentives, grants for
infrastructure and other
resources. For example,
Opportunity Florida works
with counties like Holmes
and Washington that are
designated as rural areas
of. critical economic con-
cern, and can provide in-
centive packages geared
to those areas.
The target industries
have also changed. Many
large manufacturers now
gravitate toward certain
"The era of simply re-

cruiting an industry is long
gone," Brook said. "Tradi-
tional industries, gravitate
toward the lowest-cost
labor areas." This makes
it difficult to recruit large-
scale manufacturers like
textiles, who have moved
offshore to Latin America
and increasingly Africa.
"Plus, what we can
offer in the Panhandle
doesn't apply equally to
all counties," Brook said.
For example, being locat-
ed south or north of State
20 makes a difference.
The new international air-
port will greatly change
recruiting north of State
20, as it has the potential
to provide major regional
Brook said that regional
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Continued from page 2C
leaders have targeted four
areas for recruiting.
"First is aviation, aero-
space and defense," Brook
said. "We have those re-
sources with major bases
at Tynidall, Eglin and Ft.
Rucker." There are many
possibilities for defense
contractors and support ser-
vices, and the international
airport in Bay County of-
fers further possibilities for
"The Bay international
airport is the first post-911
major airport to be built,"
Brook said. "There are great
possibilities for technology
and support industries for
that airport, and some that
is local."
Many private aircraft
and other small commercial
carriers will need to relocate,
offering possibilities for
smaller airports like Tri-
County Airport, which re-
cently added a large hanger
at its location on County
Brook said that this is

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The international airport could be a boon for smaller airports like Tri-County,
that have added new facilities to hopefully attract more private aircraft and

why Florida business re-
cruiters travel to major air
shows like Paris and Far-
borough in England. "It's the
best way to meet particular
industries," he said.
"Then there is technol-
ogy associated with the
Air Force and the Navy.
These are nature resources
to target and locate here,"
Brook said.
"Next is health sciences
and human performance
enhancement," Brook said.
The latter area includes fas-
cinating new technology in

limb replacement pioneered
by medical leaders like Dr.
James Andrews in his new
Pensacola clinic.
"It's really new ways of
molding machine to man,"
Brook said. This includes
new methods of replacing
limbs. "This is being pio-
neered in the military and
will then be available to the
general population," Brook
said. "It is interaction with
"Next is renewable en-
ergy and the environment."
Brook noted the arrival of

Green Circle to Cottondale
(profiled elsewhere in Ho-
rizons). Other major plants
are being built in Alabama
and Georgia.
Investment counselors
like Tom Dyson of the 12%
Letter note that power plants
in Denmark, the Netherlands
and other countries would.
buy the pellets to burn in
coal-fired plants to produce
electricity. China is a po-
tential market, and British
officials recently announced
the will build the largest bio-
energy plant in the world, to

generate 350 megawatts of
power. It will run on Ameri-
can wood chips.
"Timber would become
the next alternative energy
boom," Dyson said.
Biomass is also a pos-
sibility, Brook noted. Gulf
Coast Energy Inc.'s tandem
ethanol and biodiesel plant
in Mossy Head recently
received a $7 million grant
toward the new plant on a
75-acre property along State
90 near State 285. As Brook,
noted, "we grow lots of corn
in Northwest Florida.
The Mossy Head plant
aims to make 70 million
gallons of ethanol and 10
million gallons of biodiesel
after three years of operation
according to Florida Free-
dom Newswire.
The Florida Department
of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services is pushing to
have the state's agriculture
industry produce 25 percent
of Florida's energy needs
by 2025.
"Finally, there is trans-
portation and logistics,"
Brook said. The new airport
would be a major hub for

distribution, and the two
closest interchanges on I-10
are in Holmes County.
"The airport is 41 miles
from Bonifay and 38 miles
from Ponce de Leon," Brook
"This would be an inter-
modal approach with CSX
running through there,"'
Brook said. With efforts ap-
parently ready to bear fruit
for a CSX connector for the
industrial park in Chipley
associated with "Project
Pipe," this would also help
Washington County recruit'
Other recruiting areas
reflect the lifestyle of the
region. For example, Board
of County Commissioners
Chairman Raymon Thomas
recently attended a seminar
on agriculture tourism, and
the Board approved having,
the company that put on the
seminar do a similar presen-
tation in Holmes County.
This effort could open up,
the possibility of opportuni-
ties for small family farms
to take advantage of the
tourism that is already es-
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4C, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wood pellet plant rising in Steele City

Managing Editor
The 225-acre Green
Circle plant promises to
change the face of the for-
estry industry, both in the
area and possible throug-
out the Southeast.
The $100 million proj-
ect is nearing comple-
tion and will soon begin
shipping wood pellets for
fuel to Europe. The facil-
ity will have a maximum
annual production capac-
ity of 560,000 tons upon
completion, and there will
be 120 truckloads of pine
logs brought to the plant
every day. That's millions
of little eight-centimeter
pellets going around the
That means harvesting
a lot of pine trees and the
primary impact on Holmes
and Washington counties
will be sale of wood to the
facility. Contracts have al-
ready been signed with lo-
cal forest owners.
The pellets must be pro-
duced from Southern yel-
low pine, which is grown
in quantity thought the
region, making this area
an ideal region for such an
operation. The pellets are
produced by pulverizing
the wood, drying it out
and compressing it.
Olaf Roed, president
and CEO of Green Circle
Bio Energy Inc., a Florida-
based company owned by
JCE Group AB, of Swe-
den, believes that increas-
ing awareness of green-
house gas emissions and
other possible pollutants
. makes the plant in Steele
City near Cbttondale a vi-
able project.
"The main greenhouse
gas emitters, are-those in
the power industry, so that

The new wood-pellet plant is being completed near Steele City in Jackson County.

is a good place to start,"
says Roed. According to
Roed, all global transpor-
tation sources on land and
sea, and in the air, contrib-
ute 14 percent of all GHG
emissions, leaving much
of the remainder in the
hands of the power-gen-
eration industry.
Some smaller power
plants in Europe run on
biomass exclusively. EU
countries are required to
generate power from re-
newable production under
the renewable directive
derived from GHG reduc-
tion targets in the Kyoto
Protocol. Widespread use
of biomass in the United,
States to any significant
degree is an unlikely sce-
nario until federal restric-
tions on GHG emissions
and incentives to boost
renewable energy produc-
tion are in play.
Congress is expected
to cover new ground as
topics such as low-carbon
fuel standards and carbon
cap-and-trade systems are
tossed around in the House
and Senate. Most environ-
mentally conscious people
think it's about time.
"It's all one planet and

it doesn't matter whether
the power plant is in Chi-
na, Europe or the United
States-it still goes out
into the same atmosphere
that we're all concerned
about," Roed said.
In 2006, the Panama
City Port Authority unani-
mously approved a 10-
year deal with Green Cir-
cle-Bioenergy Internation-
al to handle a minimum of
300,000 tons per year of
compressed wood pellets
from the company's pro-
duction plant.
Under the agreement,
the port will construct a
warehouse on its east side
by Nov. 1, 2007. The fa-
cility will .be capable of
holding 35,000 tons of
wood pellets. The port,

increasingly known for its
high volume of copper im-
port traffic, will start han-
dling wood pellets in 2008
bound for Europe.
"This is a good oppor-
tunity to provide a service
to benefit an entire region,
not just Bay County," Port
Panama City Executive
Director Wayne Stubbs
told Florida Freedom
Stubbs said the activ-
ity generated by Green
Circle's wood-pellet ship-
ments would yield $20
million in revenues to the
port over the agreement's
The pellet shipments
will involve up to 15 ves-
sel calls per year, and
Stubbs said the new busi-

ness will require the port to
add new terminal services
and stevedoring jobs.
The site has access to
Bay Line Railroad along
U.S. 231 for shipment of
wood pellets to Port Pan-
ama City. From there, ves-
sels would transport the

pellets across the Atlantic
Ocean for use as fuel in
European power plants.
Roed said power plants
would mix the wood pel-
lets with coal in a process -
called co-firing, resulting -
in the reduction of green-,
house-gas emissions. "

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Area Demographics

Numbers matter in business recruiting, and here are some of those used when businesses look at the area.

Retail Sales
Median HH EBI


Percent change
Percent change
EBI projected
Retail sales
Change over 5 years

$336.7 million
$229.9 million


8.0 percent
8.4 percent
$401.5 million
$290 million
26.3 percent

$264.5 million
$88.765 million


2.6 percent
8.4 percent
$316 million
$107.5 million
21.1 percent

$703.8 million
$727.9 million


5.1 percent
5.2 percent
$820.8 million
$895 million
23 percent

EBI = Effective Buying Income, a measure of disposable income. HH = Household
Source: Demographics USA 2007 County Edition

Road work will change face of entire region H

Managing Editor
Planned four-laning
of State 77 and State 79
is already making news
throughout Washington and
Holmes counties. Funding
is still needed to complete
the projects, which are
designed to provide access
to the new international
airport in West Bay and
better hurricane evacuation
Sections of the two high-
ways are in various stages
of design, and several pub-
lic hearings have been held
for different areas.
There will be a number
of major changes to the
landscape due to the two
projects. The current down-
town Vernon on State 79
will basically disappear as
property is bought out. The
Vernon City Hall was one

of the first properties pur-
chased, and the City Hall
has been relocated to old
Vernon High School.
There has been con-
siderable controversy in
Wausau, where the down-
town will be bypassed by
State 77.
One beneficiary of the
road word appears to be
Ebro. The small commu-
nity's major business over
the past several years has
been the Ebro Greyhound
Track. Now the track is
being joined by the Lewis
Bear Co. beverage distribu-
tion center.
Lewis Bear broke ground
in August on a 22.5-acre
State 79 site just north of
Ebro Greyhound Park.
David Bear told Florida
Freedom Newswire the
company eventually would
close its Panama City and
Defuniak Springs facilities

and consolidate them into a
single, 110,000-square-foot
Ebro distribution center,
which should be completed
in 2008.
The two facilities em-
ploy up to 130 people dur-
ing Lewis Bear's busi-
est seasons. Lewis Bear's
Panama City and DeFu-
niak Springs' distribution
facilities cover a service
area that ranges from Fort
Walton Beach to the Apala-
chicola River, extending
north to the Alabama state
line. Bear said the company
needed more space and
Lewis Bear's Panama City
building had no more room
left for expansion.
The company also
picked the Ebro site- be-
cause of its proximity to
State 79 and 20, as well as
the new Panama City-Bay
County International Air-
port, Bear said.

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6C, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Both counties bracing for more budget cuts

Managing Editor
The passage Tuesday,
Jan. 29 of the statewide
property tax amendment
means lower taxes for
some homeowners. It also
means less revenue for lo-
cal government.
A preliminary estimate
of that loss was recent-
ly prepared by Holmes
County Property Apprais-
er Otis Corbin for a forum
just before the elections,
and means a loss of at
least six percent of local
ad valorem tax revenue.
Corbin's office esti-
mates that the County
would lose $523,033.44
in revenue, without taking
other issues like "portabil-
ity" of exemptions into ac-
And there's the rub, ac-
cording to Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners Chair-
man Raymon Thomas. The
is about
$ 1 6
with $4

ad va-
lorem Carter
and the
rest from the state.
Under state law the
state is supposed to make
up this shortfall, Thomas
said. However, Thomas
is concerned that the state
might not be able to make
up the local shortfall, and
probably not make it up to
help this year's budget.
The Legislature cut
about $1 billion last Oc-
tober. Over $500 million
in further cuts are being
made during a special ses-
sion of the.Legislature that
concludes this week. The
legislature will have to cut
another $2.5 billion for
next fiscal year (see Page
lC). No word has been

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Property Appraiser Otis Corbin goes over a project-
ed list of changes from the recent tax amendment.

received on specific cuts
from the special session.
The Holmes County
Board of County Com-
missioners recently held a
workshop on future bud-
get decisions.
"The monies we think
we're going to get this
year, we're not going to
get," Thomas said. "This
will really impact Holmes
Thomas said there will
be less to pay for fire
protection, the library,
EMS,and other services,
including several "un-
funded mandates" from
the state.
"The first year especial-
ly its really going to have a
detrimental effect on bud-
gets for small counties."
Thomas said he was
particularly concerned
about portability, which
he said means that hom-
eowners who move from
wealthier parts of the state
would bring their higher
exemptions with them and
would not pay their fair
share of local taxes. This
would increase the burden

on local taxpayers.
Charles Wesley Smith
argued at the forum that
this tax cut would shift the
tax burden to the poor, and
that if the government has
a revenue shortfall from
one source it must look
elsewhere to obtain that
"The government has
fixed costs," Smith said.
"It would have to some-
place else to get it.
"The government is
here to protect us. You
take money away from
government then you take
money away from its abil-
ity to protect us. Property
.taxes are among the fair-
est taxes because they tax
The property tax revi-
sion passed in Holmes
County with 2,229 votes
"Yes" and 1,825 "No."
Statewide 64.4 percent
of voters approved the
amendment, and 35.6 per-
cent said no.
A preliminary estimate
of the loss of revenue for
Washington County was
prepared by Property Ap-

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praiser Gil Carter, and
means a loss of at least six
percent of local ad valor-
em tax revenue.
"This is just a rough
idea," Carter said. He es-
timates a loss of about $64
million in taxable property
value. With figures based
on the current rate of 7.66
mils, that means about
$490,000 less the Board
of County Commissioners
would have for county ex-
That is still open to
change based on other is-
"My biggest worry
is the portability issue,"
Carter said. Under porta-
bility homestead exemp-
tions earned on more ex-
pensive homes on other
parts of the state would
be "portable" if a hom-
eowner buys a less-expen-
sive home in Washington
County. The end result
would be the homeown-
er having a much lower
amount of taxable proper-
ty, and therefore less tax-
able property to produce
local ad valorem revenue.
The property tax revi-
sion passed in Washington
County with 2,997 votes
"Yes" and 2,385 "No."
Statewide 64.4 percent
of voters approved the
amendment, and 35.6 per-
cent said no.
The constitutional
amendment is expected
to save the average hom-
eowner $240 and cut more
than $9 billion in property
taxes statewide, according
to Florida Freedom News-
It provides an addi-
tional $25,000 homestead
exemption for non-school
taxes, puts in place a 10-
percent assessment cap
for other properties and al-
lows homeowners to keep

their savings if they buy ai
new home.
The cuts will not go into
effect until Oct. 1, when
budgets for 2008-2009 are
officially approved.
State Sen. Don Gaetz,
R-Nice-ville, said he
plans to introduce legis-
lation aimed at address-
ing various concerns
about administering the
tax amendment concerns.
The state senator feels the
Amendment 1 vote gives
lawmakersthe momentum
to further reduce property
"This strengthens the
hands of those of us who
want to take the next step,"
Gaetz said.
Under state law, the
Truth In Millage, or
TRIM, process allows for
recalculating millage rates
to compensate for some of
the effects of the tax cut.
The more offsetting, the

lower the savings will be
for property owners, as
1., ,ilw'ii, could be required
to raise hli:ir milliage to
the maximum allowed to
get help from the state.
WLahingl ti and Holmes
counties can impose up to
10 mills.
State-mandated budget
rollbacks in June of 2007
had Washington County
roll its millage rate back
to 7.66 mills. The amend-
ment largely exempted
school taxes.



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Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, 7C


Seconds Count...

Chapter 163, Florida
Statutes require that every
municipality and county
adopt a comprehensive
plan that guides the long
.range planning process
within their jurisdictional
boundaries. Holmes Coun-
ty is in the middle of that
process, as described by the
Holmes County Planning
As part of this process,
the comp plan is intended
to be a dynamic document.
It can be amended to ad-
dress changing develop-
ment patterns, the provi-
sion of public facilities and,
services, the protection of
environmental resources,
and to encourage coopera-
tion between local govern-
Florida Statutes set forth
a method to periodically
monitor the effectiveness
-of the comp plan. The
Evaluation and Appraisal
- Report (EAR) is the plan-
Sning tool that is utilized in
- the assessment process.
This is a two-stage pro-
cess beginning with prepa-
ration of the EAR report
and ending with the adop-
tion of amendments to the
comp plan. recommended
by the EAR. The purpose
of the EAR is to provide a
summary analysis for the
County's major planning
issues and identify and
actions that are required to
address these issues. The
results.of the EAR are then
used to update the goals,
objectives, and policies
contained within the corn
Here is a rough time-
line/steps for the comp plan
(EAR) changes:
1. Identify who will
prepare the EAR and who
is responsible Holmes
County Planning Office
and consultant.
2. Local workshops to
identify subject matter (is-
sues). These five workshops
were held in November,
2007 at different locations
around the county.
3. Prepare the list of is-
sues, which was done after
the workshops.
4. Complete first/final
draft of EAR. This is nearly

5. Public hearings on
EAR will be done in May
or June.
6. Transmit the draft
comp plan to DCA. The
due date is August 1.
7. Findings of suffi-
ciency or findings of not
sufficient. DCSA has two
months to review the draft
and should have a responc-
se by October 1.
8. Submit proposed plan
amendments based on EAR
- 12 months after findings
of sufficiency or findings
of non-sufficiency. This is
due October 2009 or April
2012, depending on the
9. Adoption -18 months
after finding of sufficiency
or 24 months if an exten-
sion is requested. Due April
2010 or October 2010.
The Holmes County
Board of County Commis-
sioners sent a proposed
amendment to the comp

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WC Chamber continues its plans to promote economic growth

Managing Editor
afelsberg @ chipleypaper.com
Business recruiting is
in full swing throughout
Florida's Great North-
west. The Panhandle is
considered the last frontier
for major investment in
Florida, and the scramble
is underway among coun-
ties and municipalities to
attract investment to their
Washington Coun-
ty is no exception. The
Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development
Committee has been oper-
ating on a business incen-
tive plan since 2005, and
Chamber Executive Di-
rector Ted Everett said the
priorities haven't changed
a bit.
"Number one is jobs,
500 in the next three years,"
Everett said last week.
"Next is finding land for
new development. Then,
retention and expansion of
existing local business."
Another priority is setting
up Junior Achievement
at county high schools to
promote understanding of
the free enterprise system
and business education in
the schools.
The Chamber also
.keeps members award of
legislative initiatives.
Everett described eco-
nomic development as the
process of increasing jobs
and wealth over time. He
said an economic devel-
opment strategy identifies
and implements strate-
gies to) increase jobs and
wealth, while minimizing
barriers to job and wealth
. "When business makes
money it puts people to
work," Everett said.
The Chamber has an
incentive plan to attract

"When business
makes money it puts
people to work."
Ted Everett

*Construction services:
This includes SIP, com-
ponents for heating and
cooling systems, hurri-
cane protection products
(windows, doors, shutters,
generators, and roofing),
pools and associated sup-
*Boat building: Engine
components, spinoff com-
panies and testing sites.
RV and recreational
components, including
motor homes, travel trail-
ers and "fifth wheels."
*Fiberglass and con-
crete storm shelters.

*Avionics, including
military support services
and employment of skilled
trades people.
*Energy industry man-
ufacturing, including al-
ternative fuels like ethanol
and use of windmills.
including fiber optics and
supply of components.
Another element of the
plan includes purchase
of industrial park land
throughout the county.
Everett urged the Board
to look for four 100-acre
tracts distributed through-
out the county. Everett
said the present industrial

park is full, and more land
is needed.
"This gives the County
the ability to offer incen-
tives," Everett said. "If
you leave business to work
this out with private land-
owners it will not work.
Without land we cannot
attract business." He also
noted that the incentive
strategy needs to be in-
corporated into the county
comprehensive plan.

Jay Felsberg/WCN-HCTA
Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett discusses
economic development in Washington County.

investment to the county
using a points system. A
potential investor would
earn points based on the
amount of planned capi-
tal investment, number of
jobs and average wages.
The points would equal a
percentage of tax abate-
ment for the business.
As an example, based
on the points matrix, a
business that invests $3
million, provides 60 new
jobs and offers average
wages at 150 percent of
the county average wage
would earn six points.
This would translate into a
six percent tax abatement
on 50 percent of assess-
Everett said that hav-
ing such a system in place
would allow potential in-
vestors to know in advance
what sort of tax breaks
and other incentives were

available for investing in
Washington County. He
noted that most counties
in the area are developing
industrial development
"This is your competi-
tion across the Panhan-
dle," he said. "We must
have a formula in place to
attract business."
Everett said that studies
of Washington County by
various sources indicate
that the following indus-
tries are the best to target:
*Materials for modular
home construction: This
includes structurally insu-
lated panels (SIP) and pre-
fabricated building panels,
material that meets slab
requirements for the Pan-
handle, and concrete-filled
styrofoam panels. The lat-
ter building method is be-
ing used for new home
construction in Sunny

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NFCH has expanded services, made renovations

Managing Editor
Northwest Florida Com-
munity Hospital is moving
Plans are also underway
for a Northwest Florida
Medical Park at the hospi-
tal. The cost is estimated
at $1.5 million, CEO Pat
Schlenker said, and the
15,000-square foot facil-
ity would have room for
six physicians (two single
offices and two double of-
fices), a 1,400-square-foot
common waiting area, and
a 100-seat auditorium.
NFCH has joined the
Institute for Healthcare
Improvement's 5 Million
Lives Campaign, a national
campaign to dramatically
reduce incidents of medical
harm in U.S. hospitals.
The 5 Million Lives
Campaign asks hospitals
to improve the care they
provide in order to protect
patients from five million
incidents of medical harm
over a 24-month period,
ending Dec. 9,2008.
"It represents a continua-
tion of the largest improve-
ment effort undertaken in
recent history by the health
care industry," said Schlen-
ker. "We are proud to be a
part of the campaign. The
new campaign promotes
the adoption of up to 12
improvements in care that
can save lives and reduce
patient injuries."
"Northwest Florida
Community Hospital plans
to implement and continue
working on the following
interventions as part of
their participation in the 5
Million Lives Campaign,"
Schlenker said. The goals
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implementing the changes
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patient decline and before
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transition point in care.
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implementing a series of
interdependent, scientifi-
cally grounded steps.

There is no cost for hos-
pitals to join the 5 Million
Lives Campaign though
there is an obligation to
adopt at least one interven-
tion and an expectation of
regularly reporting hospital
profile and mortality data
throughout the Campaign.
The hospital recently
obtained funding to repair
the roof, install new safety
windows and added equip-
The new CT Center
opened in August, 2007
and about 30 patient care
beds came on line in sur-
gery and critical care.
A 2006 public survey by
Florida Monthly magazine
rated hospitals in Florida,
with 25 percent rated as the
top facilities in the state.
The new emergency

room came online in 2006.
The new facility features a
much-improved reception
area and waiting room.
Cost of the project was ap-
proximately $1.4 million
There are nine ER bays
(which doubles the number
that can be treated from
the old ER), which can be
expanded to 11 if neces-
sary. Double headwalls
make it possible to bring in
extra gurneys. The ER bays
include two trauma bays
for acute cases. There is
also an isolation room for
patients with possible con-
tagious diseases, as well as
a decontamination room
for nurses and doctors. The
SOTA patient monitoring
system is used. "It's the
best on the market," Sch-
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10C, Washington County News/Holmes County Times-Advertiser, Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Comp plan revisions moving ahead in WC _

Business Consultant
Each county in Flori-
da has a
plan that's
e va IuT-
ated and
every sev-
en years
and can be
This plan James A.
is ap- Town
proved by
the De-
partment of Community
Affairs, which also ap-
proves amendments.
Named the "compre-
hensive plan," or Compp
plan" for short, it's de-
signed to ensure growth
approved by the board of
county commissioners has
been considered in terms
of land zoning, infrastruc-
ture requirements (water,
sewer, drainage), roads,
schools, impact on nearby
residents, and economic
and environmental im-
Any improvements
required to support the
growth must also be in-
cluded in the county's
capital investment plan to
include sources of funds.
Washington County is
currently going through
the Evaluation and Ap-
praisal Report process in
preparing to update the
comp plan. This process,
which takes about 15
months, will also result in
updates to the Future Land
Use Map, Land Develop-
ment Code, and certain
other county ordinances,
policies, and procedures.
A significant part of
the comp plan is a com-
mitment by the county
to making capital invest-
ments in future years for
water and sewer services,

storm water drainage, road
improvements, public fa-
cilities like parks, librar-
ies, law enforcement and
emergency services facili-
ties, schools, and environ-
mental investments.
There are two taxa-
tion entities in the county:
the BOCC and the school
Additionally, special
tax entities like MSBUs,
MSTUs, community de-
velopment districts, sewer
districts, and others can
impose assessments for
special purposes with the
concurrence of the appro-
priate taxation entity or the
voters, depending upon the
uses for the money raised.
Essentially the tax en-
tities have three uses for
tax monies: current year
operations, debt service
and capital investment.
The comp plan helps
set the priorities for use of
tax monies.
It also and helps the
county qualify for grants
and appropriations, with
and without matching
fund requirements, from
state and federal govern-
ment agencies.
Without a strong comp
plan showing how the
county plans to grow
and invest its own funds,
Washington County is at
a disadvantage compet-
ing for state and federal
The EAR and comp
plan should be the result
of thoughtful analysis and
planning by all the elected
leadership of the county,
plus public input includ-
ing study/focus groups
and public hearings.
We elect public of-

ficials to conduct "the
peoples' business" on our
behalf, and the approved
comp plan, FLUM, Land
Development Code, and
associated documents rep-
resent the voters' instruc-
tions about how they want
the county to grow and
develop.. .it's our business
While major updates
for the comp plan happen
every seven years through
the EAR, and annual up-
dates permit refinements
as events occur, this is not
something dragged out of
the planning department
files once every seven
As a voter in Washing-
ton County, you should
know what's in your comp
plan and the priorities' that
have been set for use of
tax monies and debt ob-
ligations by your elected
Jim Town is president
of Business Evaluation &
Appraisal Inc. A version
of this article originallran
in the Washington Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce
Business Advocate.

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10 a.m., March 19, in the
annex meeting room, 1331
South Blvd. in Chipley.
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New DMH expected to draw more business and services

Managing Editor
It was a year ago on
Valentine's Day that the
ground-breaking was held
for the new Doctor's Me-
morial Hospital. Exactly a
year later, the ribbon cut-
ting was held for the new
DMH management staff
and employees held a rib-
bon cutting ceremony on
Thursday, February 14 for
the new hospital on Thomas
Drive in Bonifay. Follow-
ing the ceremony, guided
tours were held of the new
$17 million facility.
The new DMH will re-
place the current, 49-year-
old facility in downtown
CEO and administra-
tor Robert Winkler, who
returned to DMH for his
third tenure in large part
to plan for the new hospi-
tal, welcomed the crowd.
Brenda Blitch, chairperson
of the Holmes County Hos-
pital Corporation, Holmes
County Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director
Jim Brook and Dr. Herbert
E. Brooks, hospital chief
of staff, all addressed the
crowd, that was estimated
at about 350, plus many
more that toured the new
hospital later. Winkler gave
the former chairman, Bo
Bowen, credit for pushing
for purchase of the land.
"He had the vision to put
this wonderful medical fa-
cility here," Winkler said.
The project was fund-
ed by the sale of bonds,
and Winkler noted that
the referendum allowing
the ceiling for bond sales
to be raised passed by a
wide margin."The vote
was overwhelmingly posi-
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Hundreds took the opportunity to tour the new hos-
pital after the ribbon cutting.

percent, which proved that
people here do want some
progress, and they want a
new medical facility."
"Hats off to the voters of
Holmes County for voting
82 percent to build a new
facility." Brooks said.
"For 42 years I have
worked with a unique,
dedicated staff that care
for patients like they are
family. Now they have the
facility they deserve."
Thursday's ceremony
marked the end of the more
than nine-month construc-
tion of the new 25-bed crit-
ical access facility located
at the southeast corner of
1-10 and Hwy. 79.
"It's a credit to the work
and dedication put into
making Holmes County a
better place to live," Brook
"Exactly one year ago
today we stood atop this
very hill, with gold shovels
in our hands and dreams in
our hearts," Blitch said.
"Mr. Winkler, you are
greatly responsible for why
we are gathered here today.
To Assistant Administrator
JoAnn Baker and the rest
of the staff, thank you. I
have never seen a group
of people work together as

you do."
DMH provides both
inpatient and outpatient
services 24/7, but will now
provide them in a new fa-
cility. Outpatient services i
include a 24-hour emer-
gency service department,
physical, occupational, and
speech therapies, labora-
tory and cardiopulmonary
services, as well as radiol-
ogy services with CT and
MRI imaging capabilities.
The new facility is dou-
ble in size over the existing
facility with a total area of
50,000 square feet on about
10.5 acres. Staff will in-
clude over 130 employees
including 10 or more new
Annual payroll for the
facility is $4 million and the
estimated local economic
impact of construction is
over $7 million, with 63
percent of the employees
living in Holmes County.
Winkler said the hospital
did about $1 million in pro
bono work last fiscal year.
The new facility is expect-
ed to begin full operation in
early March following state
inspections and licensing
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