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Basketball playoff
coverage is under
way. For more cov-
erage got to Pan-
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Washington County

Kiwanis Club
inducts new mem-

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Participants warm up for the annual Buddy Raider competition held at Vernon High School recently.

Raiders on course

C/21T Rochelle Wiser
On Jan. 24, Raider com-
manders Michelle Mas-
tison and Stephen Fox-
worth, along with 20 other
cadets, headed out to their
destination at Vernon High
School to compete at the
annual Buddy Raider com-
The competition con-
sists of three schools,
Vernon, Chipley, and Hol-
mes County. Ten teams
represented Chipley High
School. Team members in-
cluded Michelle Mastison
and Gabby Corbin, Ste-
phen Foxworth and Kyle
Corbin, John Bush and
Tommy Walsingham, Will
Clymer and Steven Nor-
ton, Krysta Shenck and
Sarah Mastison, Rachel
Walls and China Rodri-
guez, Quinton Goynes and
Anthony Miles, William
Lynd and William Batson,
Mathew Moody and Alex
Adams, Dallas Brock and
James Burden.
All 20 cadets faced a
six-station course. At each
station the teams have to
complete a task. The sta-
tions consisted of the one
rope bridge, cross country
Rescue, the expert raider


A cross country rescue competition was held.

course, APFT, orienteer-
ing and map reading. The
course is designed to test
these cadets not only phys-
ically but also mentally as
Krysta Shenck, a two-
year-Raider member,
shared she thoughts on
the competition.
"It went really well for
the Chipley teams," she
said. Michelle Mastison,
Battalion Commander
and that she thought ev-
.erybody worked very hard
and did their best.
Chipley did very well,

winners include: Goynes
and Miles-first in orien-
teering and Foxworth and
Corbin-first in the over-
all, first in the one-rope-
bridge, and first in the ex-
pert raider course.
Second-place winners
include Goynes and Miles
in overall raider course;
Moody and Adams in cross
country rescue, and orien-
teering; and Foxworth and
Corbin-in the APFT.
Third-place winners are
Lynd and Batson-in expert
raider course; Moody and
Adams in overall; Bush

and Walsingham in map
reading; Mastison M. and
Corbin G. in cross country
rescue; and Stephen and
Corbin K. in orienteering.
The top three perform-
ers for the 2009.C/LTC are
Michelle Mastison as Bat-
talion Commander; C/MAJ
Stephen Foxworth is re-
sponsible for the battalion
staff, and C/CSM Amber
Vranich who assists the
Battalion Commander.
The next raider com-
petition will be the Team
Raiders on April 26 at Fall-
ing Waters State Park.



Request for
review by U.S.
Supreme Court
for Buckley v.
Managing Editor
CHIPLEY -'"A Wash-
ington County taser
case from March of 2004
could end up before the
U.S. Supreme Court. At-
torneys for Jesse Daniel
Buckley of Fort Walton
Beach have requested
discretionary review of
the case of Buckley v.
Haddock by the highest
court in the land. The
American Civil Liberties
Union is involved in the
case as co-counselt
The incident in ques-
tion took place at about
7:45 p.m. of March 17,
2004 on State 79 just
north of Charlie Brown
Road. As videoed by
the Washington County
Sheriff's Office, Deputy
Jonathan Rackard is-
sued a traffic citation for
speeding to Buckley, who
refused to sign the cita-
tion. That constitutes a
misdemeanor offense.
Both Sheriff Bobby
Haddock and Lt. James
Strickland said that poli-
cies for use of the taser
were different in 2004.
"Back then the taser
could be used in the case
of passive resistance,"
Haddock said. Those
standards have since
been updated to use only
during physical resis-
tance, Haddock said.
In this case Buckley
fell to the ground while
handcuffed, began sob-
bing and refused to
sign the citation. Rack-
ard warned him that he
would be arrested if he
did not sign the citation.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Library plans e-mail classes

CHIPLEY Just about anything you
need to do online these days requires
that you have an e-mail account.
Once you have one, what do you
do with it?
These and many other questions
will be answered in the email basic
classes. E-mail basic classes are
scheduled for every Monday and
Tuesday starting Feb. 23 through
March 17.
A different e-mail provider will be
discussed each week from 10 toll
The following is a schedule of
classes: Feb. 23-24 Hotmail; March
2-3 BellSouth/AT&; March 9-10 -
Yahoo; March 16-17 -Gmail Google}.
Each class will walk you through
the basics steps of reading and com-

posing an email, setting up folders,
attachments (open & attach), ad-
dress book (add, edit & delete), print-
ing and emptying the trash.
Classes are free but you must
have an e-mail account and basic
mouse and keyboard skills before
coming to the class.
Make sure you know your user
ID and password before you come.
If you have it saved to automatic on
your home computer, it will not be
automatic here at the library.
If you need to get an e-mail ac-
count go to any of the providers list-
ed above and sign up for a free e-mail
account, or come by the library any
morning except Monday and we will
assist you in getting it set up.
Class registration is limited to 11

Please register by 1 p.m. at least
three days before the beginning date
of the class you will be attending.
Call the library at 638-1314, or come
in, to register.

Black history celebration
VERNON Vernon High School Stu-
dents will present "The Quest for Black
Citizenship in the Americas," a black
history celebration on Feb. 20 at 9 a.m.
in the school gymnasium. All family
and friends are invited to attend.
Scheduled Activities for the Week
include: Tuesday, Bingo; Wednesday,
a Scavenger Hunt; Thursday, Brain
Bowl and Friday, Soul Food and
Black History program.

RSVP volunteers always respond

Based on year-end
progress reports recently
submitted to the Corpora-
tion for National and Com-
munity Service, volunteers
who serve with the Retired
& Senior Volunteer Pro-
gram (RSVP) are truly
impacting their communi-
Approximately 500
RSVP volunteers, age 55
plus, provide a wide-range
of volunteer serves to over
63 non-profit/governmen-
tal agencies throughout
a 14-county area across.
the Florida Panhandle.
Over 70,000 volunteer ser-
vice hours were reported
at an estimated value of

Highlighting some of
these accomplishments in
*18 RSVP volunteers
provided 214 medical trips
and 10 grocery trips for 59
homebound clients.
*42 RSVP volunteers.
served over 292 individu-
als at 11 congregate meal
*Six RSVP volunteers
installed 245 Lifeline sys-
*41 RSVP volunteers
served over 9,092 hospital
patients and their fami-
*133 RSVP volunteers
delivered meals on wheels

to 1,068 homebound se-
niors with 89 percent (951)
of those seniors able to re-
main independent and at
*30 RSVP volunteers
helped distribute surplus
foods to 3,680 families.
*52 RSVP volunteers
assisted Habitat for Hu-
manity thrift stores raise
over $100,000 and build
three homes.
*.26 RSVP volunteers
visited 282 nursing home
*44 RSVP volunteers
provided educational
training and workshops
for 4,913 senior center at-

Three RSVP volun-
teers knitted over 100 lap
robes that were distribut-
ed to local nursing homes
and hospice organizations.
Overall, 493 RSVP vol-
unteers served 47,435 indi-
For more information
about RSVP, please con-
tact the nearest RSVP of-
fice: Holmes County (850)
547-2511, Walton County
(850)892-7030, Jackson
County (850) 482-3220,
Calhoun County (850) 674-
2777, Leon County (850)
RSVP is sponsored lo-
cally by Elder Care Servic-
es, A United Way Agency.

This information is a matter of
public record and taken from the
Washington County Courthouse
docket for 2-9-2009. The following in-
dividuals were scheduled to appear:
*Arraignment Hearing
Donnie Wayne Banta: meth-
amphetamine possession, posses-
sion or use of drug paraphernalia.
George Basile: grand theft, forgery
of or alter public record certificate,
etc., utter false instrument.
Cynthia Elaine Bowers: sale of
Irvin Keller Bryant: sale of
Anthony Jerome Bush: sale of
cocaine (3 counts).
Robin Lynette Denton: fraud/il-
legal uses of credit card more than
2 times.
Johnathan David Everett: dis-
charge firearm in public.
Penny Marie Fortune: sale of
methamphetamine, possess or use
drug paraphernalia.
. Sue Ann Foster: fail to file six
consecutive sales tax returns, refus-
al to file returns and pay tax due.
Travis Jamaar Gonzalez:
unarmed burglary of unoccupied
Edna Lou Gray: sale of mari-
Jeremiah Lee Hill: criminal
mischief (2 counts).
Jared Hodges: flee/elude police
fall to obey order to stop, operate
vehicle while license suspended
cancelled or revoked (2 counts),

reckless driving.
Ronald Matthew Hogan: crimi-
nal mischief (2 counts).
Coy Jennings: possession of
weapon by convicted felon.
Chad Michael Morris: sale of
methamphetamine, posses or use
drug paraphernalia, possess listed
chemical with intent to manufacture
controlled substance.
Nathan Eli Nadery: sale of
Harmon Kenneth Arthel Nat-
tiel: carrying a concealed weapon/
Cody James Parrish: principal
in sale of marijuana.
Adam Clistere Patterson:
armed burglary (2 counts), petit
theft (2 counts).
Michelle Jones Peterson: sale
of cocaine.
Clyde Sidney Potter: sale of
cocaine (7 counts).
Jacob R, Rogers: driving while
license suspended or revoked.
Bryan Tate Sasser: child abuse
without great harm.
Timothy Allen Taylor: battery
by person detained in prison or jail
Thomas Anthony Webb: pos-
session of weapon or ammo by con-
victed felon, driving while license
suspended or revoked.
Michael Thomas Whitfield:
kidnap adult/incompetent person/in-
terfere with custody, give false infor-
mation to law enforcement officer.
Stacie Marie Wilson: sale of

methamphetamine within 1,000 feet
of worship center or business, pos-
sess or use drug paraphernalia.
*Violation of Probation
Adrian Preston Broughton:
Robert P Cummins:
Joseph Shannon Davis: grand
theft auto, flee/elude police fail to
obey order to stop.
Ralph Herman Foxx III:
Pattie Lee Herbert:
Glenn Thomas Larson Jr.: (2
Susan Renea Lassiter:
John Thial Latham:
Michelle Maxiine Montanez: (2
Larry Bryant Nettles: (2
Glen Louis Taylor:
Micah Kalon Taylor:
*Supplemental Pre-Trial
Matthew J Canipe: aggravated
stalking/follow, harass, cyber stalk.
Albert Tony Caso: obtain con-
trolled substance by fraud, traffick-
ing in opium or derivative; drug
possession with intent to sell, etc.,
possession of controlled substance
without prescription (5 counts).
Arthur Lee Sisson Jr.: premedi-
tated murder/willful kill.
Tabitha McKenzie:
Evidentiary Hearing
Jason Sterling Shipes:
*Motion Hearing
Joseph William Shealy: fail to
register as sex offender.


from page Al

program beginning at
12:30 p.m. The evening
session starts at 7:30 p.m.
The Inaugural annually
pits eight of the top dogs
at the track to begin the
meeting. Tonight's field
has one double entry for
Ray Thurber Kennel, last
year's kennel champion.
One of them, Ns Break-
ing News is 3-to-1 on the
morning line out of the 2
The race could be de-
cided at midtrack, how-
ever. Cz Kennel's Ww Run
Dummy Run won both of
his schooling races and
had a strong showing late
last season when he won
four of six races to charge
into Grade A.
Alongside in the 6
box is Rapid Roy, which
won two of three school-
ing races and placed in a
third. Ww Wise Harry is 2-
1 morning line, and nearly
caught Ww Run Dummy
Run with a strong stretch
run in their schooling
matchup. Amf Sleek De-
sign, a 12-race winner last
year, is a threat out of the
8 box.
Rapid Roy and Amf
Sleek Design posted the
fastest schooling times in
the field.


from page Al
Rackard tried to help
the defendant up but could
not do so. Buckley was then
warned he would be taser-
ed if he did not comply, re-
sponded for Rackard to go
ahead and tase him, and
was "touch tasered" three
different times for a full five
seconds each by Rackard.
Buckley was eventu-
ally charged with resist-
ing without violence and
refusal to accept citation,
both misdemeanor charg-
es, according to the police
report. Buckley eventu-
ally pleaded no contest to
the charges in Washing-
ton County court.
The case went to court,
with Haddock named as
co-defendant pro forma,
even though he was not
sheriff when the incident
took place. Haddock said
he was dropped from the
case about two years-ago..
In March 2007, District
Judge Richard Smoak de-
nied qualified immunity,
to Rackard. Qualified im-
munity provides complete
protection for government
officials sued in their indi-
vidual capacities as long
as their conduct violates
no clearly established
statutory or constitutional
rights of which a reason-
able person would have
The court found that
Rackard was "on notice"
that his actions were
"plainly unnecessary and

The race could
be decided
at midtrack,
however. Cz
Kennel's Ww
Run Dummy
Run won both
of his schooling
races and had a
strong showing
late last season
when he won
four of six races
to charge into

The matinee 12th race
has Ray's Fibben U is
even money out of the 3
box, his only schooling
loss to Rapid Roy.
In addition, the mati-
nee third race could pre-
view a strong contender
for the season as Bracco's
Way debuts in a maiden
race after solid schooling
The weather is expect-
ed to cooperate for the
2009 opener as warmer
temperatures are forecast
to invade on the heels of
chilly conditions through-
out much of the week.

disproportionate," and
that "no reasonable of-
ficer could have had a
mistaken understanding
as to whether [the] par-
ticular amount of force.
(was) legal in the circum-
Two of three judges in
the US Court of Appeals in
the llth District in Atlan-
ta, GA, reversed Smoak's
ruling, although two of
three also fund the use
of the taser in the Buckley
case unconstitutional. A
request for all the judges
of the llth Circuit to re-
view the case was denied.
James Cook of Talla-
hassee served as trial at-
torney for Buckley when
the case came before the
llth circuit. "This is not
a classic case where an
officer needs to use split-
second decision," he said.
Cook said that he and the
ACLU have filed a writ of
certiorari, for discretion-
ary review of the case by
the Supreme Court. Cook
and John Jolly, counsel
for the Washington Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, agreed
that few such cases are
taken up by the Court.
"It's very, very, very
rare," Jolly said.
Cook has placed a
video of the WCSO film of
the case at You Tube un-
der Buckley v. Haddock,
and the case has drawn
a number of comments
elsewhere on the Inter-
net. Jolly said the You
Tube version is "snippets"
of the complete video. A
copy has been requested
from the Washington
County Sheriff's Office.

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Kiwanis are key to bright future for youth

CHIPLEY The program
for the weekly Kiwanis
luncheon on Feb. 3, was
presented by Richard E.
Foreman, trustee of "The
Florida Kiwanis Founda-
tion," a program dedicated
to the support of Florida
youth to ensure a brighter
In addition to the Ki-
wanis Clubs in cities
across the world, Kiwanis
supports development
of school age children
through youth clubs in lo-
cal schools.
Best known -are the
"Key Clubs" at the high
school level and there are
clubs at both Vernon and
Chipley high schools with
over 100 participating
members committed to
community service proj-
At the middle school
level, the "Builders Clubs"
encourage youth involve-
ment in community-wide
projects, especially those
oriented to their age group
with a local club at Roul-
hac Middle School.
For the elementary
students, generally from
third grade and older, the
"K-Kids" fosters an aware-
ness of activities that are
beneficial to others and
also fun, a club is being
rejuvenated at Kate Smith
Other schools may also
have clubs when the adult
leadership is available.
At the college level,
the "Circle K Clubs" pro-
vide worldwide exposure
-to community service ac-
tivities and leadership de-
velopment that will last a
Regardless of age, the
"Aktion Clubs" provide an
opportunity for those liv-
ing with disabilities to be
involved with community
The Florida Kiwanis

Two new members, Melissa Finch and Steve Marsh, were inducted into the Kiwanis
Mellisa Finch, Steve Mason, Joe Johnson, Elaine Chadwell, David Darrow.

Foundation is a charitable
foundation by IRS Code
Section 501(c)(3) so all
donations are tax-free.
While individuals can
make donations and en-
dowments, the primary
funding for the foundation
comes from Kiwanis mem-
bers and local Kiwanis
All Kiwanians in Flor-
ida are members of the
The foundation is the
main source of funds for
leadership development
programs for all levels of
youth clubs, with special
emphasis on the Key Clubs
and Builders Clubs.
While all youth clubs
have adult mentors from


There are Key Clubs at both Vernon
and Chipley high schools with over
100 participating members
committed to community
service projects.

volunteer educators and
members of a local Kiwan-
is Club working specifi-
cally with the youth clubs,
the student officers and
committee chairs run the
Builders Clubs and Key
Also, the youth clubs
are responsible to raise
the funds to support their
community service proj-
ects, just like the adult

Blue Angels need volunteers

Volunteers are good investment for
A call to action for you to engage in
your community: Northwest Florida Com-
munity Hospital is looking to recruit some
new Blue Angel volunteers.
If you are interested in a volunteer op-
portunity, contact Heather Shelby at 415-

Application deadlines for farmers
CHIPLEY Applications deadlines for
three conservation programs to help
farmers and ranchers pay for conserva-
tion practices are approaching.
It is extremely important to note that
the application deadline for the 2009 Pro-
gram year is March 13.
*Environmental Quality Incentives
(EQIP) is a key program under the Farm
Bill that provides federal cost-share funds
to working farms and ranches for conser-
vation improvements.
*The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Pro-
gram (WHIP) is a voluntary program for
eligible private landowners o develop and
improve high quality habitat that supports
wildlife populations.
The Wetlands Reserve Program
(WRP) is a voluntary program that pro-
vides technical and financial assistance
to eligible private landowners and Tribes
to restore, protect and enhance wetlands
in exchange for retiring eligible land from
The early deadline is a continuing
effort to improve fundraising.
for more information, contact your lo-
cal NRCS field office at 638-1718, or visit
the local agricultural center at 1424 Jack-
son Avenue in Chipley.

Covenant Hospice offers grief
CHIPLEY Feelings of grief and loss can
be overwhelming.
For this reason, Covenant Hospice
offers a monthly grief support group in
Chipley at Northwest Florida Community
Hospital, 1360 Brickyard Road from 9 11
a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.
Those who attend will have the opportu-
nity to explore their grief in a safe and
caring environment.
The support group is free but registra-
tion is required.
Light refreshments will be served. To
register for this support group, or for ad-

ditional information, call January McKei-
than or Riley Henderson at 850-482-8520
or (888) 817-2191.

Dance classes offered
MARIANNA Marianna's Gathering
Place, a not for profit organization, will
sponsor dance classes on Saturday af-
ternoons at Jim's Buffet, 4329 Lafayette
Street (State 90) in Marianna.
Cost is $6 per person and all proceeds
go to local charities.
Classes for adults and teens, age 16
and up and classes 15 and under are avail-
Lessons include, line dance, beginning
ballroom, swing dancing, and more.
Call Lilia at 850-526-4561 to make res-
.ervations, as space is limited.

Hospice needs volunteers
Emerald Coast Hospice. is in need of
volunteers in the Holmes and Washington
County area. Becoming a hospice volun-
teer is similar to helping a neighbor in
The only qualification required is your
desire to help someone in need.
You don't need any medical skills, you
don't even need a college degree; you
don't need to know what to say.
All you need to do is sign up for our hos-
pice volunteer training, which will be held
in your local area on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m., at
the Holmes County Library, Dixon Annex,
behind the Holmes County Library.
A light snack and drinks will be provid-
ed. If you can give 30 minutes a month to
a neighbor in your area, take a friend and
see what they have to offer.
For more information please contact
Earl Mathews at Emerald Coast Hospice
in Marianna, 850-526-3577 or toll free 866-

Senior Day in Tallahassee
CHIPLEY Washington County Council on
Aging Seniors will spend a day at the capi-
tol on March 11.
On the agenda will be free health
screenings, performing artists, music and
dancing, a noon program featuring state
officials and a walking tour of the historic
A complimentary lunch will be served.
Seating is limited, so call Debra at
638-6217 to reserve a seat.
Cost is $10 for transportation.

club, although the spon-
soring adult club does help
on certain projects.
In Washington County,
the Florida Kiwanis Foun-
dation provided a $10,000
grant towards the chil-
dren's facilities when the
new main library was built
in Chipley.
The induction of new
members included Mellisa
Finch and Steve Mason.

The first orthodontist
was Dr. Edward H Angle
who limited his practice
to straightening. teeth in
the 1880is. Traditionally,
early orthodontists did
not want to see the patient
until all of the permanent
teeth were present in the
mouth, about age 12-14.
At that point, the ortho-
dontist would extract
enough teeth to make it
mathematically possible
to fit all the remaining
teeth in the arch and
move them around until
they were istraight.i In
the 1970is orthodontists
realized that by catching
developmental problems
earlier, they could, by
use of appliances, direct
the growth of the upper
and/or lower arches to
accommodate the size
of the teeth. That is why
your dentist may recom-
mend an orthodontic as
early as six or seven of
years of age.
The process of ortho-
dontics is possible because
of the ability to move
teeth bodily through
bone by applying physi-
cal pressure to the tooth.
The bone breaks down
on the side away from the
pressure and new bone is
laid down behind it as it
moves. Actually, our teeth
remain where they are in

club on Feb. 3. From the left are; Malcolm Gainey,

Kiwanian Malcolm Gainey
sponsored Finch and Joe
Johnson was sponsor for
Membership Chair
Elaine Chadwell and Club
President David Darrow
conducted the induction
Steve Mason is a past
club president who moved
away and then returned
to Washington County re-
Both new members are
active in numerous com-
munity events and organi-
zations, but will focus their
efforts for youth-oriented
support as new Kiwan-
The Kiwanis Club of
Chipley has been providing

our mouths because of
continuous orthodontic
pressures. The tongue is
constantly pushing from
the inside, the lips push
from the outside. Along
with stabilizing position-
al forces resultant from
the bite relationship, the
consequences of all the
above is that our teeth re-
main in their same rela-
tive positions throughout
our adult life.
The newest orthodon-
tic development in the
last few years has been
ilnvisalign.i The biggest
drawback to traditional
orthodontics has always
been the discomfort and
inconvenience of the
brackets and wires that
are actually glued to the
teeth. Invisalign is a pro-
cess of moving the teeth
by the use of a series of
removable clear plastic
aligners. This extremely
convenient and patient-
friendly technology is
very popular because,
unlike traditional braces,
the appliance is invis-

support to youth oriented
events and programs for
68 years and last year
supported 36 organiza-
tions throughout the
county. Next on the fund
raising schedule is the
Kiwanis 54th Annual Pan-
cake Breakfast, Friday,
April 3, at the Kate Smith
Elementary School Cafe-
The club meets Tues-
days at Pattillo's Res-
taurant in the middle of
the Washington-Holmes
County Technical Center
(WHTC) at noon.
For an invitation to
lunch, contact any Kiwan-
ian or call Elaine Chadwell,
membership chairperson,
at 258-3142.

Larry J. Cook, DMD

ible and can be removed
while brushing and floss-
ing or, unfortunately, any
time the patient wishes.
Therein lies one of the
only disadvantages, the
patient must wear the ap-
pliances for them to work
and the treatment, unlike
traditional orthodontics,
relies upon patient com-



many adult patients em-
brace with the Invisalign
process who would never
consider traditional or-
Your dentist can help
you decide if orthodon-
tics is the appropriate
treatment for your spe-
cific problem.

loI7 M.O.

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VMS celebrates literacy

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VERNON- January
26 -30 marked Literacy
Week for Vernon Middle
School. Teachers in all
content areas made a
special effort to Drop
Everything And Read
(DEAR) throughout
the course of the week.
Headed by librarian,
Stephanie Sapp, and
reading coach, Kim
Brown, the week
also included various
activities to promote the
enjoyment of reading.
Students in fifth and
sixth grade were
encouraged to dress
as their favorite book
character, while seventh
and eighth graders
deemed the day "Hats
off to Reading."


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Beta club

adds new

VERNON ernon Mid-
dle School's newly formed
Junior Beta Club held a
candlelight ceremony on
Jan. 8 to honor its first
members. The Junior
Beta Club is a national
non-profit, leadership-ser-
vice club for grades five
through nine whose pur-
pose is to encourage effort
and reward merit, and to
promote those qualities of
character that make for
good citizenship.
Membership in the
VMS Junior Beta Club is
one of the highest honors
that can be awarded to a
middle school student.
The Junior Beta Club
recognizes students who
demonstrate scholarship
and a commitment to
learning. A student who.
is invited to be a member
of the Club has demon-
strated four qualities held
in high-esteem by Vernon
Middle School-achieve-
ment, character, leader-
ship, and service.
Vernon Middle School's
newest honorees honored
in January include the fol-
lowing students:
Seventh Grade:
Joseph Bankston,
Corrissa Bouton, Criston
Bradley, Jaclyn Coatney,
Gabrielle Cooper, Ange-
leigh Donaldson, Nathani-
al Dunn, Taylor Gillespie,
Trey Gillespie, Jamequil-
lan Goodman, Jennifer
Haddock, Alexander
Hess, Brittany Malloy,
Kyle Middlemass, Travis
Morris, Tyvares Murray,
Courtney Poppell, Alexan-
dra Poulos, Mara Regis-
ter, Antwan Siples;
Eighth Grade:
Dean Bollinger, Chan-
ice Bowers, Kaitlyn Burke,
Destiny Clayton, Hunter
Dobbs, Stephanie Gipson,
Alana Hearn, Ansley Hol-
land, Dylan Kirk, Vincent
Murphy, Caitlyn Parker,
Robert Patton, Carolyn
Poppell, Meranda Proc-
tor, Austin Seldon, Kas-
sidy Walsingham Rachele
Web, Morgan McKenzie.
Newly elected officers
of Vernon Middle School's
Junior Beta Club include,
President-Ansley Hol-
land; Vice-president-
Destiny Clayton; Secre-
tary-Carolyn Poppell;
Treasurer-Dylan Kirk;
Reporter-Robert Patton.
Following the candle-
light service and installa-
tion of the new officers, the
newly inducted members
and their families were
treated to a reception
to honor their achieve-
Vernon High School's
Senior Beta Club officers
assisted and led the can-
dlelight ceremony and in-
stallation of officers. Chris
Beard and. Kim Register
also gave their support
during the program.





McChapel AME
Church, 4963 Old US Road
in Marianna will celebrate
Founders Day on Sunday,
Feb. 8 starting at 11 a.m.
Guest speaker is Minister

Richard Davis III.
Minister Jessica Muse
will present moments in
Black History, and there
will be other entertain-
Call Laura Gibson at
594-3778 for more infor-

Johnson, Knaus keep wheels rolling

By Monte Dutton

- Supposedly the
cutting edge is hard to
keep sharp. Supposedly
domination is a fleeting
thing. The career of one
Jimmie Johnson flies in
the face of this myth.
Statistically, Johnson
has been the best driver
in NASCAR ever since
he first climbed into
the window of what is
now a Sprint Cup car.
Since 2002, Johnson
has far more races and
than anyone else.
The myth
is that this is
impossible to
do. It seems
impossible to
people who
don't happen
to be Jimmie NASCA
Johnson and Monte D
Chad Knaus, and
it may change as soon -
as tomorrow. But seven
years in the sun seem
to indicate that being
able to beat Johnson is
what's fleeting.
During the period
of his career, it's no
contest. Victories stack
up this way: Johnson
40, Jeff Gordon 23, Tony
Stewart 21, Kurt Busch
Carl Edwards has
been around as a full-
time driver since 2005.
Over that period, the
totals are: Johnson 26,
Edwards 16, Stewart 14,
Kyle Busch 12.
Doug Duchardt
hasn't always been
a vice president of
Hendrick Motorsports,
but he's had a long-

term vantage point
on Johnson's career.
Before joining the best
Chevy team, Duchardt
worked for Chevy itself.
He's just as
impressed as everyone
else who puts much
thought into what
Jimmie Johnson has
done. It's really not
just the three straight
championships, even
though that feat has
only been achieved one
other time. It's that
Johnson won more
races, as a rookie, than
the rookie of the year.
That he's never finished
worse than fifth
f in the point
"The cyclical
nature of the
sport and the
difficulty of any
sport is partly
AR TODAY when when you
Dutton have success,"
said Duchardt.
"The hardest
part is moving forward.
It's easy to say, 'hey,
I won last year so I'll
fall back on that, but if
you do that, you may
not be even close to
competitive this year,
whether it's NASCAR,
Indy Car or any other
form of racing. You have
to push forward and
continue to improve
when that's against
your natural instincts,
and it's a challenge."
Not for Johnson and
Most teams find a
formula for success and
stick to it. Johnson and
Knaus found a formula
for success and evolved
with it. The target keeps
moving, and everyone
else keeps missing it.

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time), February 26, 2009. 3350 Tickets (Buy & Sell) tures and much morel -- -- --' Covington Music,
Detailed information may Downtown Chipley.
be obtained at City Hall to- Big Yard Sale; Friday & 850-638-5050.
cated at 1442 Jackson Saturday, February 6th &
Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 or 7th, on Taylor Street,'be- 3300
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Assistant City Administra- Clothes, furniture, lake; coppernose bluegill 3320
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Public Auction Call 638-7672. interior doors, 2x4's all 32425 (Washington
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The following vehicles) LARGE ABANDONED .850-547-1001 326-1500
will be sold at auction on j 3130 GOODS SALE: Friday and
February 25th, 2009 at Saturday, February 6th
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-AR All sizes for rent. We
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delivered or installed. Cen-
tipede and 419 Bermuda. Lease or Company Driver
West Florida 3Turf Program. Enjoy our Strong
(850)638-4860. Estab- B&M Mower Repair & Freight Network. Must. be 23.
lished 1980 Service. Quality work at a
Headliners and Vinyl fair price. Pickup & Deliv- (866)906-2982
Tops Mobile Unit. I do the Sod Sod Sod Quality you ery Available. Bill or Mary
work at your home or can depend on. Irrigated, (850)638-4492
workplace.Reasonable weed & pest controlled.
rates on new vinyl tops Centipede and St. Augus- Sewing Machine and Vac- Over 18? Between High
and auto carpeting. Free tine. Delivery and installa- uum Cleaner Repair, guar- School and College? Travel
estimates. Call anytime, tion available. 8 miles SW anteed service on all O
leave message. (850) of Chipley for easy cus- makes and models. Free and Have Fun- w/Young
638-7351 tomer hauling. Call any- estimates. Western Auto,
time. Billy and Leola Brock 216 N. Waukesha, Bonifay. Successful Business Group.
(850) 638-1202; 326-1500 547-3910 No Experience Necessary.

3W General 1Bedroom apartment in
SBonifay, kitchen, living
-, Experienced Cook & wait room, dining room.
i staff needed. Apply at Fenced yard, water, sew-
E 3073 Main St, Vernon. EA ESTATE FR ENT age, garbage, included.
| I$425.00 month.
4100 Help Wanted Jerkins Inc, in Bonifay 6100 Business/ 850-547-5244
4131 Employment is requesting Bid Pro- Commercial
Information posals for commercial 6110 Apartments
cleaning services.Con- 6120 Beach Rentals APARTMENTS FOR
cleaning services. Con 6130 Condo/Townhouse RENT
tact Micah at 6140- House Rentals Based on family income
850-547-3651 6150 Roommate Wanted and must Qualify.
6160 Rooms for Rent Geothermal HVAC.
4100 6170 Mobile Home/Lot
Jerkins Inc. in Bonifay 6180- Out-of-Town Rentals Apply at 1370 Old Boni-
seeking applications for 6190 Tlmeshare Rentals fay Rd. Application must
Healthcare a certified diesel -me- 6200 Vacation Rentals be completed at office.
chanic. Submit applica- 638-0134. Equal Hous-
WANTED; Dental Assis- tions to Bonifay Office. ing Opportunity.
tant; Present Assistant re- 850-547-3651
locating to TX. 4 handed 6100 EXCEPTIONAL RATES
assisting experience pre- Other 602 S. Weeks St. Bonifay
ferred. Outgoing, selfE602f5.fWeeksSt.Bondta
starter, team player, or- Direct Care Staff, Help Executive Office Space Efficiency 1 bdrm and 2
ganized, professional. Paid needed for 56 bed facility, for rent downtown Chipley. bdrm $400 $470/monthl
holidays, retirement, 4 day Duties include cooking, 638-1918 City until. & pest control in-
hoays, retirement, 4 day Duties include cooking, cluded. New Owners,
work week. Call cleaning, assist w/baths & newly remodeled Call:
850-638-4708, T-F, 8_5 or medications. Starting pay 850-557-7732
fax resume to $8.00 an hour. Hours are Office space for lease,
850-638-7358. 11:00AM-7:30PM. Sunday 1240 S Blvd (Corner of For rent Sleepy Hollow
a MUST. Background S. Blvd/7th St), Chipley, Duplex Apartments
check required. 547-3708 $750/mo, 1000 sq ft., 3 HUD not accepted
for more information, offices, 1 reception, 1 2BR/1BA and 3BR/1BA.
Installation/Maint/Repair bath, kitchen, parking Water, garbage, lawn care
tlot, hardwood firs. included. Spacious, en-
Mechanics 407-616-6890- ergy efficient with private
Trawick Construction I 4130 yard. 850-638-7128.
Co., Inc. is now Hiring Other
Mechanics. www. .... LARGE- 3BR/1BA $650,
trawickconstruction.com Mystery Shoppers, get S/D $350. Everything
1555 South Blvd, paid to shop! Retail/dining 1 0 New! Downtown. Chipley,
Chipley, FL. establishments need un- convenient location. Rent
Phone: 850-638-0429 derercover clients to judge 1 BR includes stove, refrigera-
quality customer service. 1BR Apartment in tor, city water, sewer, gar-
web id 34024864 Earn up to $150. a day. Chipley. Good location. bage. Sorry no pets or
Call (888)-523-1013. No pes. 638-4640. HUD. 850-638-3306.

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2BR/1V2BA two-story Apt
for rent. No pets. 638-1918
or 850-258-5521.
Nice 2 bedroom apart-
ment near downtown Boni-
fay. Garage, washer,
dryer, dishwasher and 2'/2
bathrooms. NO pets al-
lowed. Call 850-547-3129

3 br, 2 ba, w possible pur-
chase option 8th Fairway
Dogwood Lakes Golf
Course, Bonifay, $650 mo
1st, last & sec.,
1BR Furnished House.
Washer/Dryer, CH/A,
water, garbage. Smoke
free environment. No pets.
Very clean. $500 month,
$400 deposit.
2BR/1BA House in coun-
try. Approximately 5 miles
East of Chipley McDon-
alds. Stove, D/W, fridge,
water, garbage, lawn care
included. Pets negotiable.
Will accept Section 8. Ap-
plication required. Smoke
free environment.
$650/month plus $850 de-
posit. 850-638-4228.
2BR/1BA House for rent.
Hwy 77 South, 3 miles off
Houston Rd. Call 638-1858
for into.
2BR/2BA for Rent. South
of Chipley. No pets, smoke
free environment. $450
month. 850-685-2353.
2BR cabin 1BA, no pets.
$400 month, 1st, and last
month. Deposit required.
(850)326-2412. 8 miles
South Bonifay
3BR/1BA Brick home for
rent. Including W/D, hook
up, fenced yard, smoke
free environment, no pets.
$700/mo. Call
3BR/1BA House for rent.
Large lot. $650 month.
596-0927, 638-1773,
3BR/2BA House for rent.
No pets. Application
needed. Call 638-1918.
Chipley 2 br, 1 ba house,
includes CH&A, Washer/
dryer, water, sewer, gar-
bage, security system, No
pets $600 month $300
dep, 814-2625 .
All real estate advertising in
this newspaper is subject to
the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or an inten-
tion, to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or dis-
crimination" Familial status
includes children under the
age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people se-
curing custody of children
under 18.
This newspaper will not
knowingly accept any adver-
tising for real estate which is
in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are availa-
ble on a equal opportunity
basis. To complain of dis-
crimiration cell HUD toll-free
at 1-800-669-9777. The
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For Rent: 3BR/1BA, 1400
sq. feet home, 5 miles
north of Bonifay.
For Rent: House
3BR/1BA, needs repairs.
Will deduct, you fix repairs
off the rent of $525.00
monthly, first/last, damage
deposit $200.00. Garbage
$23.00 monthly, No drugs,
alcohol and prefer
non-smokers. Must main-
tain yard. Lease agree-
ment, 6 month interval.
References required. Must
be a handyman/person
and capable of making re-
pairs. Single person or
small family will be consid-
ered. Bonifay,
850-547-2604 leave mes-

- 615o
Roommate Wanted $300
month. All utilities paid.

Mobile Home for rent;
2BR/2BA, water/sewer and
lawn service furnished, 3
miles east of Vernon on Pi-
oneer Rd. 850-638-9933 or
325-233-9224, or
Mobile Homes for rent in
Cottondale on Sapp Road,
8 miles east of Chipley.
3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA
available. Total electric.
(850)258-4868; 209-8847
Mobile Homes for rent.
Single & Doublewide.
Water & sewage included.
Wages Pond nice 3 br, 2
ba Country living w/
dock-$570 monthly 1st,
last security, 850-233-4636
1 14h '

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2BR/11/2BA Large Trailer I -
furnished. Out side city .7100 Homes
limits. Smoke free environ- 710 -Propery
ment. No pets. $450 7120 Commercial
month plus deposit. 7130 Condo/Townhoaise
638-1272. 7140 Forms & Ranches
7150 Lots and Acreaie
2BR/1BA MH for rent. 7160- Mobile Homes/Lots
$400 a month, includes 7170-Waterfront
water. 3BR/1.5BA for rent. 7180 Investment
$500 includes water Chip- Pro90 pert
ley city limits HUD ap- Real Estate
proved 850-260-9795. 7200 Timeshare
2BR Mobile Home, good '.
location in Chipley. No al- Ij
Pets. 850-638-4640. 7100 t
3BR/2BA 14X70 Mobile 2.5 acres, 2002, 4BR/2BA,
home located in Chipley, doublewiOe i800.0 SqiFi
Fl., at 1105 South Blvd. i,:aliiy r,o.'3aled, p3a% d
$525/mo plus ..:.3 i,,:,i.age 1 ,Tie '.'.m
$500/deposit. Call B.E:,-.j and"i .i'.i ia 5 ,:0'u
850-209-5696. 'Ic, 9, 2 7 -1
3BR/2BA 28x64 MH for 426 2nd St., ,-rnpl.,
rent. Front & back porch. 2/3BR, 2BA ,like orana
Stove, refrigerator, DW, new, beautiful lot w/pond.
W/D hook-up. $550 1200 sq. ft. 3 acres. Only
month plus move in de- 45 mins. to Panama City
posit. Call Brian Thurman Beach. Owner may finance
@ 850-260-5569 or or give cash back.
850-638-7722. $139,900. OBO. Lowered
3BR/2BA MH w/14x16 50K. (314) 346-3303.
Master BR, 5V2ft. cast iron Estate Sale; Bring Offers!
tub. Large deck on front. $219000 Country home
Near Bonifay Ele. School. c.r,n lie 3BR"eIA lamn.I
Call 547-3746. roorr. w'FP 2 a ca ge
3BR/2BA. CH/A, W/D F',,,-' bl 100c: h,r,,-,C.g
hook up.$475 month plusDee Arrold 85,-' 6'"
deposit. Also, 2BR/1BA, Lal.tuei Revair
W/D hook up, $400 New Home In Chipley
month plus deposit. Mo- ,,..- I,-,,~,-,,-,,-, anr g.i 3
bile Home Park, one block 7-n, : r .:re,-3
to elementary school. No F,,re '. i \ j,-)
pets. HUD accepted. 65'l.'35 0 11 or
638-0560. 8i- 0.8 6
For Rent, 2BR mobile
home w/window NC. Call
535-2657. 7150
For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mo- 110'x25' Campsites for
bile Home $300. month, family fun and get-away! 5
plus $300. deposit, no boat landings into Choc-
pets. Call 850-547-2043. tahachee River or Holmes
Leave message. Creek within 5 minutes of
For Rent: 2BR/2BA mobile this secluded location.
home, north of Westville $4,000 w/ez owner financ-
on Hwy. 179-A. No pets ing ($400 down and
Phone 850-956-1220 or $200/month OR $3,000
850-956-2470 Cash).
For Rent: Mobile home FRONT campsites for fam-
3BR/1BA, $475.00 ily fun and get-away @
monthly, first/last, damage Twin Lakes of the Semi-
deposit $200.00, and elec- nole Plantation Plat in
tric deposit $200.00, gar- Crystal Village. $8,500
bage $23.00 monthly, no w/ez owner financing
drugs, alcohol, or pets. ($850 down and
Prefer non-smokers! Sin- $300/month OR $6,000
gle person or very small CASH).Porter Properties.
family will be considered. 850-326-6176.
Must maintain the lawn.
Lease agreement, -6 Two 5 acres & One 10 ac-
months interval. Refer- res on Buddy Rd. One 10
ences required. Available acres & One 13 acres on
mid February. Bonifay Gainer Rd. Owner financ-
850-547-2604 leave mes- ing For more info call Mil-
sage ton Peel @ 850-638-1858.

For Sale. 12x60 Mobile
Home. Must be moved.
$6,800 or make offer.

8100 Antique & Collectibles
8110 Cars
8120 Sports Utility Vehicles
8130 Trucks
8140 Vans
8150 Commercial
8160 Motorcycles
8170 Auto Parts
& Accessories
8210- Boats
8220 Personal Watercraft
8230 Sailboats
8240 Boat & Marine
8310 Aircraft/Aviation
8320 ATV/Off Road Vehicles
8330 Campers & Trailers
8340 Motorhomes

Sale; 2000 Nisson X-Cab,
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miles, $6,500., or 92
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Volume 2 Number 3 Washington County, Florida February-March 2009

State stimulus tools push for rural economic growth

Ted Everett
Executive Director

Like many business people, I
have been thinking about our lo-
cal and state economies and what
is being done at the state level to
provide leadership and assistance
to business and industry.
The economy will get better,'
but it may get worse before we
start to see an upswing from our
current environment. However,
the State presented a couple of
promising economic stimulus
initiatives at a recent Rural Is-
sues Working Group meeting I
attended. Held in Tallahassee, this
meeting focused only on matters
involving rural counties.
One issue involved the hin-
drances to development and job
growth in small counties. Dave
Brill, executive director for the
State's Office of Trade and Tour-
ism and Economic Development
(OTTED), introduced a new plan
known as SB-38A, or the "Eco-
nomic Gardening" bill.
Simply put, the bill creates a
two-pronged economic gardening
initiative to be managed by OT-
TED. The first component is the
Economic Gardening Business Loan Pi-
lot Program, which will provide low-
interest, short-term loans to eli-
gible businesses for working-capital
expenses, employee training, and
salaries for new employees.
The second component of
SB-38A is the Economic Gardening
Technical Assistance Pilot Program. It
allows a third-party contractor

New incentive programs are on the way that could provide jobs
for county residents.

with expertise in business outreach
and development to work with eli-
gible businesses to assist them with
their infrastructure, networking,
and mentoring needs. Eligibility
requirements are identical for both
pilot programs; businesses must:
*Be Florida-based, for-profit
companies that employ between
10 and 50 persons
*Generate between $1 million
and $25 million in annual rev-
*Have experienced steady
growth in gross revenues and em-
ployment during three of the last
five years
*Be eligible for the Qualified

Targeted Industry tax refund pro-
The loan's terms are for four
years at two percent interest.
The maximum loan amount is
$250,000. The bill was passed
by the House and Senate on Jan.
21, and has been submitted to
the Governor for his approval, at
which time OTTED will begin ad-
ministering the program.
You can read the bill's full con-
tents at: http://www.flsenate.gov/
This will be a good start to re-
moving some obstacles to rural de-
velopment and we urge the Gover-

nor to sign this bill into law.
We also heard from Thomas G.
Pelham, secretary for Department
for Community Affairs (DCA).
Anyone who has had projects re-
quiring state approval and input
knows it is extremely difficult to
get things done in a timely man-
ner. The saying, "Time is money,"
has never been truer than when
trying to bring a development or
project to fruition.
One of the common develop-
ment project complaints involves
a Comprehensive Plan change or
amendment which must be sub-
mitted to DCA for approval. This
process can take 12 to 18 months.
The result is much higher
costs to the owner of the develop-
ment/project and expenditures of
vast amourfts of time. Often, the
outcome of these delays is projects
are stopped altogether; this costs
the state and.affected counties jobs
and growth.
Pelham said DCA will try ev-
erything in its power to expedite
the process as it, too, realizes the
costly impact to state and local
communities when projects stall or
just simply go away.
Are these initiatives the answer
to the multitude of issues busi-
nesses and industries now face?
Certainly not. However, it is a be-
ginning and the State is certainly
aware changes need to be made.
Representatives of these state or-
ganizations are actively seeking out
innovative solutions to assist busi-
nesses' survival and hopefully put
them on a path of growth.

EN~RIDA twsfw.
fLORIDA of Comrmerce




Page Two

Washington County Business Advocate

L- Message Frow. T e .'Prest nd t

To begin the New Year, the
Chamber has a new home. It's a
very nice facility, well located and
achieved with
the assistance
of many people
- a special nod of
thanks to the hard 4- '
work of the City
of Chipley. The
December Open
House was very
well attended;
make sure you Kelly Brock
take a look at
the photos on page 6 in this issue.
Thank you to all who stopped by
to wish us well. On a more somber

note, I feel there is a lot of anxiety
and concern within the business
community. The new year is bring-
ing a small measure of optimism
and hope through the new adminis-
tration. It brings to bear even' more
the need to plan for the future and
develop our own opportunities to
move forward. There are approxi-
mately 24 million family businesses
in the United States which employ
from 10 to 100 people per busi-
ness. These employees represent 62
percent of our total workforce.
Small business fuels the national
economic engine, just as the middle
class provides the bulk of the
income in taxes. In essence, when

we focus our efforts on maintaining
and growing our small businesses,
we actively support ourselves. We
provide a mix of small and large
business skills in our workforce
and give stability to our economic
As president of the Chamber, I
would like to invite our members
to join us on Third Thursdays each
month for a Chamber program
of interest and breakfast. We also
invite you to bring along a-friend
or other non-member business
acquaintance. Our strength comes
from our membership and the
more voices we have, the better our
ability to serve our communities.

a II"S.P'w e Fr&'MTk.S",ettve~ VtwAmtot

It is a new year and with the
new year many of us make reso-
lutions that benefit our health or
something we feel needs improving.
My personal goal
is to quit smoking.
It is no different
at the Chamber.
One resolution
for 2009 is to
provide better .
information on
what economic
development is
and how it af- Ted Everett
fects the county,
and private citizens. This level of
understanding requires dialogue
between each segment of our
economy affected by economic
I've received questions asking
why certain types of businesses
haven't located in Washington
County. In some cases, it's just that
the demographic numbers are not

in alignment with business strate-
gies. Sometimes, the reasons are
more complicated than a quick
answer can provide.
For this reason, the Chamber
is planning to sponsor a series
of Economic Development 101
workshops. These sessions will take
place in those Washington County
municipalities interested in par-
ticipating. The concept is simple:
bring together recognized leaders
in economic development and local
government leaders to discuss how
site selections are made, what labor
force requirements are considered
by a new or expanding business,
what educational amenities are
offered within a community, how a
county or city comprehensive plan
affects site selection, and many
more topics. The final workshop
will be in cooperation with Power
South (formerly Alabama Electric)
where elected local officials, local
business and industry representa-
tives and any interested party may

hear the hows and whys of eco-
nomic development from regional
leaders in this field.
In this Economic Development
101 course the Chamber hopes to
provide our communities with the
ability to look at how the county
and municipalities do business,
think about their strengths and
weaknesses and start charting their
own futures. This will not be an
easy process, but the Chamber is
committed to economic develop-
ment throughout the entire county.
Some areas will be ready or
almost ready to actively plan and
some will need some assistance with
issues such as basic infrastructure.
If we can identify and help solve
some of these issues, then all of
us will benefit, as recognized in a
well-known aphorism, "A rising tide
floats ALL boats." The Chamber
board of directors recognizes the
present economic environment and
wants to help provide some the
tools necessary to survive and grow.

February-March 2009

Washington County Business

A Publication of the Washington
Courty Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 457
Chipley, Florida 32428
(850) 638-4157
Nicole Barefield
Washington County News
Kelly Brock
ABC Fence
Gary Clark
Zenna Corbin
Chipley Gun & Pawn
Peggy Dobbins
KC Subs & Pizza
Terry Ellis
WestPoint Home
One South Bank
Mark Hess
Ebro Greyhound Dog Track
Gerald Holley
Attorney at Law
Michael Horton
Horton's Chipley Heating &
Philip Pippin
Pippin Appraisals,
Patrick A. Schlenker
NW Florida Community Hospital
Darrin Wall
Gulf Power
Paula Waller
Kim Wilson
One South Bank
Ted Everett
Executive Director
Sherri Biddle
Chris MacBlain
Administrative Assistant
The views and opinions expressed
in this publication are those of
the Washington County Chamber
of Commerce and are in no way
associated with the Washington
County News. Anyone with questions
or comments regarding the content
of this publication should contact
the Washington County Chamber of
Commerce at (850) 638-4157

Washington County Business Advocate

Program: Washington County Extension Director
Andy Andreasen will talk about "The Impacts of the
Current Economy on UNIVERSITY
Washington County U
Agriculture and the FLORIDA
Agriculture Outlook for WAS Extension
2009" at'the Feb. 19
Third Thursday member
meeting. Learn how Washington County Agriculture is an
economic engine that contributes to our local economy.

Sponsor: Washington County Farm Bureau
The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is
celebrating 68 years of service in support of
agriculture. With about 138,000 members,
Florida Farm Bureau is the state's largest .
agricultural organization. There are ,
Farm Bureaus in 60 counties in this .
state, where agriculture is second
only to tourism in economic

Program: Washington County School Superintendent
Dr. Sandra Cook will discuss the current 1:
school district budget and funding issues at the
March 19 Third Thursday member meeting.
The mission of the Washington County
School District is to empower all students to
become well educated, productive citizens
by providing appropriate, high quality, and
rigorous educational programs in a safe
learning environment. Dr. Sandra Cook

Sponsor: Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Your Chamber of Commerce is tasked to do the-following: to
promote cooperation in all matters of interest to the business and
professional community, to develop an increased civic interest, to
create and maintain higher standards
in business dealings, to correct trade
abuses, to compile and distribute
information to its members both for n ber
their general and business interests, Mii
to aid and protect its members and
to do all things which are proper within the scope of such an
organization for the welfare of its meinbers, to advertise and
promote Washington County, Florida for its citizens.

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AIRHeart Service
Northwest Florida Community
Hospital (NFCH) will become
the only rural hospital in the
Florida Panhandle to station an
Air Ambulance Helicopter on its

Announcing a partnership with ..- .. .. *
Air Methods Corporation of Colorado, the
largest provider of air emergency transport services in the United
States, NFCH President and CEO Patrick A. Schlenker states "A
readily available on-site air ambulance helicopter will significantly
enhance the offerings of our Emergency Medical Services. Flight-
certified medics and registered nurses, in conjunction with the
air ambulance, will significantly decrease response time in critical
emergencies and afford timely advanced life support to the
This service is available at NO COST to Washington County or
NFCH, and brings approximately 25 new employees and over three
million dollars in emergency medical equipment to the economy of
Washington County reducing the time it takes to get to a critically-
ill patient.

.A4 U i 6'e a0 s ...W -Tr d You 0 ike 0-m I

Page Three

February-March 2009

Washington County Business Advocate

The Organizational Growth
and Development Committee ex-
perienced fantastic results in 2008
with the start of Junior Achieve-
ment. We will continue to facili-
tate that program this year, but we
will also look at new opportunities
in 2009.
When this
committee was
formed in 2006,
there were
four areas of

dation, Lead-.
ership Wash- c
ington County Darrin Wall
2010, Educa- Chairman
tion (K12, Post
Secondary, and
Workforce), and Marketing. As
you can see, we have already ad-
dressed the K 12 segment.
This year, we will separate these
four areas into stand alone com-
mittees. The Chamber Founda-
tion is currently managed .by the

There are wonderful
opportunities this year,
and we seek our mem-
bers' involvement.

executive board of the Chamber,
and the Education Committee is
continuing to progress with its mis-
sion of partnering with our school
Leadership Washington
County 2010 needs volunteers to
develop a leadership curriculum
to cultivate potential business and
community leaders. Our Market-
ing Committee will form and ex-
ecute a marketing strategy that will
attract new members.
There are wonderful opportu-
nities this year, and we seek our
members' involvement. After all,
this is your Chamber of Com-
merce. Please contact Chris
MacBlain at 638-4157 about serv-
ing on a committee of interest to

Nominations sought for

Business of the Year Award

Nominations are now being ac-
cepted for the Washington County
Chamber's Business of the Year
Award. This annual recognition
honors a company's achievements
in any or all of the following ar-
eas: economic development, com-
munity involvement, workplace/
workforce development, business
growth, and quality of life.
"This award is given to the
business that is nominated from
our community by the commu-
nity," said Chamber Executive
Director Ted Everett. "It is a pres-
tigious award that celebrates busi-
ness innovation, involvement with
the community and civic pride."
The BoY award is presented at
the Chamber's annual member-
ship banquet on Thursday, April
9. Nomination forms are available
through the Chamber office and on
its website, washcomall.corn. They
are due by Friday, March 20.
Any person or company may

nominate a business, including
its own. It's not necessary for
the nominator to know all the
information requested on the
nomination form, just return it as
complete as possible with contact
The Chamber office will fol-
low-up with all nominated busi-
nesses and gather any specific data
not-included on the application.
All nominations will be kept
confidential until the presentation
of the winner at the Anifual
To be considered eligible
for this award, a business or
organization must have been a
Chamber member for at least one
year and be in good standing, and
must do business in Washington
County. Governmental agencies
are not eligible.
For more information
please contact Chris MacBlain
at 638-4157.

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Badcock & More Home Furniture
Chipley Computer Solutions
Falling Waters State Park
J & M Testing Lab Inc.
Orange Hill Express
The Den
The Dog House
Todd Allen Herendeen
Jon H. Gould

1901 Gallery & Caf6
Better Business Bureau of NW FL Inc.
Copy Products Company
Cross Country Exterminators
Dooley Mack Constructors of NW FL, LLC
ERA Chipola Realty
Exclusive Gentlemen
Family Dentistry of Chipley
First Presbyterian Church
Floor Coverings International
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation

Gary's Flamin' Grill
Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Inc.
Hard Labor Creek Skeet
Hardee's of Chipley
High Plumbing Inc. of Washington County
Holiday Inn Express
Jackson Hewitt Tax Services
Mason Appraisal Service
Panhandle Forestry Services Inc.
Piggly Wiggly
Pippin Appraisal Services, Inc.
Richard Williams Financial Services
Rogers Insurance Agency
Sangaree Oil Company, Inc.
Seacrest Wolf Preserve Inc.
Small Business Development Center
The Bank of Bonifay
Tommy Thomas Chevrolet Inc.
Townsend Building Supply, Inc.
Townsend Mini Warehouse Storage
URS Corporation
Washington County Farm Bureau
Washington County Christian School Inc.

Washington County Tourist
Development Council'
West Florida Electric Cooperative
West Florida Pregnancy/Family Center
William E. Cox III, D.D.S.
R. J. Betts
Larry Enfinger
Fred Lavender
Jeanne Lavender
Vivian McDonald
Jerry Sale
David Solger

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative
Mason Appraisal Services
Rogers Insurance Agency
Townsend Building Supply
Townsend Mini Warehouse Storage
West Florida Electric Cooperative


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Jan. 10 West Florida Baptist Association Disaster Relief Unit -
1641 Brickyard Road Chipley
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Jan. 16 One South Bank 1414 Main Street Ghipley

Jan. 23- Alligator Creek Bridge Dedication Old Bonifay Road Chipley

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Washington County Business Advocate

February-March 2009

Washington County Business Advocate


Florida is no different than
most other states in that we are
facing a difficult budget year. On
the heels of what looks to be the
first of several special sessions, the
Florida Legislature again reduced
the state's budget by several billion
As we ap-
proach the reiu-
lar session it i
evident that trhi
upcoming bude E t .
year will pres-
ent even more
obstacles a:-,d
challenges .I -u r
elected officials I
decide how to Gary Clark
divide a continu- Chairman
ally decreasing
pie. It is more important than ever
that we keep our presence known
in Tallahassee and continue-to
fight for the small rural counties
and cities.
Comfnitments that have.been

As we approach the
regular session it is evi-
dent that this upcoming
budget year will present
even more obstacles and
made to funding infrastructures
needs must be met. To ensure our
voices are heard, your Chamber
will again sponsor the "Washing-
ton County Day" in the legislature
in 2009. Last years' trip was hailed
as a huge success and we hope to
further enhance the awareness lev-
el of our community during 2009
and beyond.
As the regular session takes
shape we will determine the date
and get notices out to everyone
who might want to attend. Thanks
to all of those who participated
last year and we look forward to
an even better year in 2009!



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Bay County Association of Realtors
Chipola Area Board of Realtors

Gary Hartman
Realtor Associate

Post Office Box 829 Chipley, FL 32428-0829

Fax 850.773.3332
Email: gary.hartman@commercialpropertyinvestments.us


Choose the One You Can Trust

One South Bank is locally chartered and headquartered in Washington
County. The directors and staff are people you know, trusted friends and
neighbors who actively support our community.

We are a full-service community bank offering a complete menu
of banking services:
* Checking, Savings, Money Market Accounts and Certificates of
Deposit Designed to Meet Your Family's Unique Financial Needs.
* Consumer, Commercial, Conventional Mortgage and Agriciltural
* Commercial Deposit Dccounts for Businesses of All Sizes.
* Free Online Banking and Bill Payment Services.

Our Commitment to you -
Exceptional service for every customer, every time!
It's what you can expect from your hometown community bank,
where decisions are made by local management and a local board of
One South Bank can invest locally-earned dollars right here in
our community where they belong and respond to the specific
financial needs of your family or business.

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm N Friday 8:30am-5pm B850.415.6870
Washington Square Shopping Center, 1414 Main Street

February-March 2009

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FebruarT-March 2009OP EN COUNinCtL ConPuinsDdvctePgeNn

I was surprised when approached
by a resident who typically has a good
understanding of the community and
county government. His question was,
'Does the Tourist Development Council get
funding from the county?'
The answer is a simple
'no'. The TDC exists solely
for the purpose of promoting -
visitation to the county,
thereby helping business and .
-- through a trickle-down
process -- all of the residents
of the county. The way in
which the organization is 4:
funded is the most fair of all Paul
taxes- a simple user fee. Goulding
Washington County Chairman
leaders, recognizing the
potential for tourism revenue, formed the
Washington County Tourist Development
Council (TDC) under Florida State Statutes
Section 125.0104; it was subsequently
approved via county referendum several
years ago. The statute authorizes local
collection of what is commonly called a
"bed tax" on transient rentals such as
hotels, motels and campgrounds.
Currently a three percent bed tax is

In this critical time of govern-
ment cutbacks, budgeting and
tightening of the fiscal belt,
Washington County residents can
know that the Tourist Develop-
ment Council is actively promoting
the county, business and special
events, all at no cost to resident

added to these short-term, or transient,
rentals. Although this tax is not levied upon
local residents, it benefits locals by driving
tourists and tourism dollars to the county.
One of the single biggest line items in
the TDC budget is advertising for local
special events. Notable events that enjoy
these advertising grants are the Watermelon
Festival, Possum Festival, Caryville Worm
Fiddlin', Legends and Lore at Falling
Waters State Park, Dixie Majors Softball
Tournament, the Downtown Chipley
Christmas Festival and the Spanish Trail
Playhouse theatre productions.
The organizers of special events

simply apply for funding to help pay for
advertising of their respective events. As
long as they can show their event has the
potential to drive visitors to the county
from surrounding areas, present an
accounting forecast of where the monies
will be spent and commit to spending at
least two-thirds of the monies on media
outside the county, special events may
receive thousands of dollars to help
advertise their event.
The TDC does not actually award
money to the event organizers, but rather
pays media bills (newspaper, TV, radio,-
posters/programs/fliers) when they come
due. In this way the events can effectively
broadcast their messages, promoting to an
audience which may not know about them
and driving visitors (and tourism dollars)
to Washington County. At the same time
the TDC ensures fiscal responsibility and
In this critical time of government
cutbacks, budgeting and tightening of the
fiscal belt, Washington County residents
can know that the Tourist Development
Council is actively promoting the county,
business and special events, all at no cost to
resident taxpayers.




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Your Hometown Advantage

Branches located in
Bonifay Chipley Marianna Destin Defuniak Springs
850.547.3624 850.638.7892 850.526.4411 850.654.9031 850.951.9764

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February-March 2009

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Feb. 9, Monday
Valentine's Dinner/Dance at the Sunny Hills Country Club
Feb. 11. Wednesday
Sunny Hills Garden Club annual Card Party & Luncheon, noon at St.
Theresa's Catholic Church
Feb. 12, Thursday
Business after Hours Northwest Florida Community Hospital; tours,
refreshments, guest speakers, door prizes and networking
Feb. 16, Monday
Schools closed for President's Day holiday
Feb. 20-21, Friday-Saturday
Youth Fair and Old Fashion' Day
Feb. 23, Monday
Brad Drake Duck Hunt
March 30, Monday
Start of spring holidays for all school students and staff; ends April 3
April 4, Saturday
Chipley Easter Egg Hunt
April 9, Thursday
Washington County Chamber Annual Banquet
6-9pm, Washington County Agricultural Center
Enjoy a punch reception and silent auction, followed by a surf-n-
turf dinner and "A Stroll Down Broadway"; entertainment provided
by members of the Spanish Trail Playhouse.

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P.O. Box 887 831 Kirkland Rd. Chipley FL 32428
Phone: 850.638.7700 Fax: 850.638.2100
Email: philip@pippinappraisal.com /

Ecological Resource
Consultants, Inc.

environmental resource permitting wetland delineation listed.
protected species inventory soil investigation soil mapping
development feasibility assessments wetland mitigation marina
and dock permitting seasonal high water table o habitat mapping

120 Beckrich Road
Suite 140
Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Office: 850.230.1882,
Fax: 850.230.1883


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Exclusive Gentlemen

The Advocate's Small Busi-
ness Spotlight highlights Exclusive
Gentlemen, owned and operated
by Angela "Kim" McKinnie and
the Rev. Malcolm Nelson. The
store specializes in unique men's
and boys' apparel and tuxedo rent-
als, as well as women's accessories.
Men in Washington andJack-
son counties no longer have to
leave town to find fashionable
attire; they can visit a local store
carrying name brands from Los
Angeles, New York and Atlanta at
affordable prices.

McKinnie and Nelson come
from Christian families with
Christian values, who believe
in biblical principles. Exclusive
Gentlemen opened on Nov. 16,
2007. The owners say many have
come through their doors and the
support has been overwhelming
-- for that they are grateful.
Exclusive Gentlemen is located
at 812 Main Street in downtown
Chipley, Fla. It is open Wednesday
through Saturday, from 10 a.m.
- 6p.m. You may contact the store
at 850-415-1936.

The store

also features women's accessories from handbags to

Make your

as beautiful as you've
always dreamed it
would be...

Thank You

Menu Cards
Place Cards
Favor Boxes
Cards & Scrolls

The store specializes in unique men's and boys'
edo rentals, as well as women's accessories.

"Mr. Panama City
For Booking Information:
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apparel and tux-

1364 N. Railroad Ave. Chipley 638-0212 .

Larry & Ramona Hill Sherry Bass
Owners Manager

Your Local Purina Dealer
982 OranHill Road (850) 638-9505
Chipley, Florida 32428 Mon.-Sat.5:30a.m.-I1:15p.m.

I J & M Testing Lab, Inc.
Sheldon E. Peel
1308 Brickyard Road
Chipley, Florida 32428
850-638-1506 Fax 850-638-4947
Cell # 850-258-4268

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2 Groundhog Day
3 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
4 9-2pm-Vernon .Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
5 5pm Chipley City Council Workshop
5-6 : 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum
7 9am-12pm WC Historical Society
Museum Open
9- 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting
7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting
10, Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting
6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting
11 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
12 10 am-Walk in the Park/Shivers Park
4:30-6:30 pm Bus. After Hrs.-NWFL Comm
S 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting
,6 pm Wausau TownCouncilMeeting -
,12-13 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society
Museum Open
.17 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
18 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
S Museum Open
19 7:30. am Chamber 3rd Thursday @ Pattillo's
10 am-Walk in the Park/Shivers Park
19-20 10-2pm WC Historical Society Museum Open
20-21 Youth Fair & Old Fashion Day/WC Ag Ctr.
23 9am WC Comm. Workshop
4 pm WCTDC Board Meeting @ Chamber*
7pm Vernon City Council Meeting
24 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
6 pm WC Arts Council Mtg. at the
Chipley Library
25 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Noon CRA Brd. Mtg. @ Chamber
9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open .
26 10 am-Walk in the Park/Shivers Park
1 pm WC Comm. Mtg. @ Vernon City Hall
26-27 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society.
Museum Open

3 Noon-Kiwanis Club Luncheon
4 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
5 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop
5-6 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society
Museum Open
7 9am-12pm WC Historical Society
Museum Open
8 Daylight Savings Time Begins
9 ,5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting
7 pm Vernon City Council Meeting
10 Noon-Kiwanis Club Luncheon
6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting
6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting
11 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
12 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting
6 pm Wausau Town Council Mtg.
12-13 10-2pm WC Historical Society
Museum Open
17 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon
18 9-2pm-Vemon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
19 7:30 am Chamber 3rd Thursday
Member Meeting
19-20 10-2pm WC Historical Society
Museum Open
23 4 pm WCTDC Board Meeting at the
24 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon



9-2pm-Vemon Hist. Historical Society
Museum Open
Noon CRA Board Meeting
1 pm County Commission Meeting
10-2pm WC Historical Society
Museum Open

31 Noon Kiwanis Club Luncheon

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 457
Chipley, Florida 32428

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February-March 2009

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(850) 638-6130

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Telephone 850 638 4097
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