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Publication Date: 12-31-2011
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Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: chipleypaper.com Fax: 850-638-4601 50 www.chipleypaper.com For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM Healthy tips for the new year A2 WASHINGTON COUNTY The Florida Forest Service was planning to partner with Roulhac Middle School of cials to conduct a prescribed re on about 30 acres of planted pines sometime over the two-week Christmas break, but because of the last two weeks weather conditions, there has not been an ideal day to conduct the prescribed re. We were hoping to be able to do it while the students were out of school for the Christmas break as primarily a matter of convenience for all involved. However, we will continue to seek a good weatherforecasted day to do it in the near future, said Brian Goddin, wild re mitigation specialist. We the Florida Forest Service perform prescribed re almost daily in often remote areas but, again, due to the high-pro le geographical location of this one, the proximity to Interstate 10 and three other main highways as well as Northwest Florida Community Hospital, we felt it was extremely important to make the public aware of these plans. Goddin described a prescribed re as a safe way to apply a natural process that not only ensures ecosystem health but also reduces vegetative build-up that could otherwise serve as fuel in the event of a wild re. The prescribed re, also often called a controlled burn, will take place within the stand of pine trees on the south side of Brickyard Road and immediately east of the campus of RMS in Chipley. It was scheduled to take place between Dec. 21 and Jan. 5 while the school is closed and the students are out. This area is owned by the District School Board of Washington County and is part of the students agricultural curriculum. This is considered a high-pro le area because of its geographical position. It is nearly dead center Special to The News The Butter y Lady, Josephine Brooks McGlamery, will be sharing her passion for butter ies with Chipley Garden Club at its January meeting, to be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the home of Louise and Glen Michaels in Chipley. By Tony Simmons Florida Freedom Newspapers Theres at least twice the regular New Years Eve party to be found tonight if you know where to look. You can celebrate the birth of the New Year in the Eastern time zone in Port St. Joe, then take a shuttle bus west to Mexico Beach and celebrate it again an hour later in the Central time zone. Shuttles will run continuously throughout the evening. Details: 850-229-7800 or VisitGulf.com. The El Governor Motel, situated right in the middle of the crosstime-zone action in Mexico Beach, is offering special rates for the weekend. Through Jan. 5, enjoy $50 per night with a three night minimum. Details: 850-648-5757 or visit ElGovernorMotel.net. For another take on doubling up the party, spend the whole of Saturday evening celebrating the New Year at Breakers on Panama City Beach, with party favors and a champagne toast at 6 p.m. (which is midnight in England), followed by Red, White & Blue New Years appetizers, entrees and dessert for two plus an open bar till midnight local time. Make reservations at 2346060 or BreakersPCBeach.com. For the British New Year Christmas Re ections 2011 DeFUNIAK SPRINGS Today is your last chance to see historic DeFuniak Springs aglow with more than 3 million lights. The lights have been up since the day after Thanksgiving and will continue to glow through tonight. We invite you to enjoy this wonderful display for the rst time or for your annual trip to DeFuniak Springs. The trip is more than worth it as you drive around our placid lake and view the re ection of millions of lights. Its a photographers dream, and many come to capture the sights and scenes on display. Trees laden with thousands of lights illuminate handpainted gures for the young and the young at heart. Enjoy again the serenity and beauty of our nativity that reminds us of the true reason for the season. The Victorian silhouette gures throughout the display remind us of a simpler time in our history and recall our historic heritage. Other displays show Santas elves working hard to prepare toys for all good girls and boys. Animals romp through the trees, and penguins skate on the grassy slopes in our cool night air. The display is open from 5-9 p.m., and admission is $3 per person, with children 6 and under free. IN BRIEF INDEX Community News ................... A2 Classi eds ............................. A3 Get your free copy now INSIDE Saturday, DECEMBER 31 2011 Volume 88, Number 74 Prescribed re behind RMS canceled Ring in the New Year twice By Cecilia Spears Staff Writer cspears@chipleypaper.com The voting registration deadline for the Republican presidential primary and Washington County nonpartisan referendum to use slot machines at Ebro Greyhound Park is set for Jan. 3. Washington County Commissioners voted unanimously on Nov. 21 to allow a countywide voter referendum on slot machines to be placed on the Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary ballot. The Washington County Kennel Club and Ebro Greyhound Park requested the referendum, which if approved, would authorize the use of slot machines exclusively at Ebro Greyhound Park. We should let the people decide, said Commissioner Donnie Strickland. COURTESY IMAGE This image from the Washington County Kennel Club shows what Ebro Greyhound Park would look if an entertainment complex were established. The drawing includes an amphitheater, conference center, 5-star restaurants, and retail shopping in addition to the gaming center and the existing greyhound track. LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE Voter registration deadline Jan. 3 for slot machine referendum COULD IT HAPPEN? Before casino gambling could come to Ebro Greyhound Park, the county would have to approve the facility as de ned in Statute Section 551.102: Eligible facility means any licensed pari-mutuel facility in any other county in which a majority of voters have approved slot machines at such facilities in a countywide referendum held pursuant to a statutory or constitutional authorization after the effective date of this section in the respective county, provided such facility has conducted a full schedule of live racing for 2 consecutive calendar years immediately preceding its application for a slot machine license, pays the required licensed fee and meets the other requirements of this chapter. COUNTY TO VOTE ON EBRO SLOT MACHINE REFERENDUM Butter y Lady to speak for Garden Club From the Associates of Store 2114 Chipley 638-2243 FILE PHOTO A large crowd gathered as Washington County Commissioners on Nov. 21 voted unanimously to allow a county-wide voter referendum on slot machines be placed on the Jan. 31 Republican Presidential Primary ballot WEEKEND Washington County News See FIRE A2 See SLOT MACHINES A2 See NEW YEAR A2 See BUTTERFLY A2


POSTMASTER: Send address change to: Washington County News P. O Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428 USP S 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN COUNTY 13 weeks: $18.98; 26 weeks: $27.30; 52 weeks: $46.20 OUT OF COUNTY 13 weeks: $23.14; 26 weeks: $34.65; 52 weeks: $57.75 The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc., 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2011, Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. All Rights Reserved. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: T he entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of Florida Freedom Newspapers Inc. Nicole P. Bareeld, Publisher Cameron Everett, Production SupervisorHome delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US PUBLISHER Nicole Bareeld: nbareeld@chipleypaper.com NEWS, SPORTS OR OPINION news@chipleypaper.com CLASSIFIED & CIRCULATION Nikki Cullifer: ncullifer@chipleypaper.com 1-800-345-8688 ADVERTISING 850-638-0212 The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or Freedom Communications. WANT MORE? Find us online at chipleypaper.com friend us on F acebook or tweet us @ W CN_ H C T Tips for a safe and healthy life Local A2 | Washington County News Saturday, December 31, 2011 A native of Pine Moun tain (formerly Chipley), Ga., Miss Jo came to the Panhandle in the 1940s, where she taught more than 40 years in the local schools. She is a Master Gardener, a former presi dent of the Chipley Gar den Club and a lifetime member of the Florida and National Associations of Garden Clubs. At one time, she was a nature colum nist for a local paper and nature leader of Wekiva State Park, one of the pre mier learning parks in the nation. The Buttery Lady has traveled the world over pursuing her interest in butteries. She has visited the winter site of the Mon archs and the blues in the bush of Australia. In ap preciation for her work in buttery promotion, one of the paving stones at the National Buttery Garden in Washington, D.C., bears her name. Our state but tery, the zebra longwing, was chosen in 1994 during one of her three terms as buttery chairman. We invite you to come hear Miss Jo, the people greeter at Walmart, read her popular poem Zebra Masquerade and share her interest in butteries. If you would like directions to the meeting or more in formation about Chipley Garden Club, call Karen Roland, club president, at 638-9968. celebration, the regular menu starts at just $15.95, but you must be seated at 5:30 p.m. The Mike Van Elsen Trio will be playing Big Band, oldies and beach music starting at 4:30 p.m. The All American New Years Countdown Party continues afterward, with more music, party favors and noise makers, a champagne toast and dinner for two ($195 cost includes gratuity). See the menu at BreakersPCBeach.com/ new-years-eve.html.U nveiling L a V ela The Worlds Biggest Nightclub is teasing fans with the promise of something new to be unveiled today, as the club celebrates a new beginning with tastes of the past and the future. What does it mean? Youll have to be there to see the amazing new renovations club owners say are sure to cement Club La Velas title of No. 1 party place on the planet. For updates and more details, visit ClubLaVela. com. The club is at 8813 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach. Call 235-1061.Pier Park B all D rop Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. Children and families can enjoy bounce houses, party favors, street performers, live music, balloon artists, stilt walkers, face painting and more. The kids beach ball drop is at 8 p.m.; the Barry Fish Band performs; and streets close to trafc at 9 p.m. Rising country music performer Sarah Darling will headline Pier Parks free New Years Eve show. The Countdown Celebration begins at 8:45 p.m. with special performances from Almost There and Ryan Star. Darling will take the stage at 10:45 p.m. and perform songs from her debut album, Angels & Devils. Just before midnight, the 800-pound Pier Park beach ball will descend 100 feet to mark the end of the old year and the start of the new. The reworks display will follow the ball drop, and a musical encore by Florida Georgia Line will begin on the main stage at 12:25 a.m. Be sure to register for free prize drawings to be given out throughout the evening. Registration is beside the Guest Services kiosk. For more details or updates, check out Twitter.com/ PierPark, Facebook.com/ ShopPierPark or visit Simon.com.E ven more to do NEW YEARS EVE PARTY: 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 356, 400 Aberdeen, in Lynn Haven with nger foods and karaoke with Ruthie. ROCK IN THE NEW YEAR: Dinner reservations start at 7 p.m. at Schooners, with live music performances through the evening by the Chris LeBlanc Band. Call 235-3555 to reserve a table. Enjoy a midnight champagne toast, party favors, views of the worlds most beautiful beach, and reworks at midnight. Price options: $110 per couple for 7 p.m. table and dinner; $25 per person after 9 p.m., standing room only. See the menu at Schooners.com/events/ newyearseve_2011.htm. NEW YEARS EVE SHINES: Join Holiday Inn Resort for the Shine party for great food and entertainment, room deals and more, while supporting a great cause. The resort has partnered with the Give Kids The World Foundation; a portion of proceeds from the party will help family make memories with their child whose medical bills and condition may otherwise prevent them from enjoying their time together. Room and party packages available for a limited time only. Details: 800-633-0266. BOURBON STREET PARTY: Sharkys Beachfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar is participating in this holiday package deal: Get a two-night stay at Seahaven Beach Resort for $99 per night; free shuttle service to and from Pier Park for the Countdown Celebration; party at Sharkys with drink specials and live music; and enjoy an extended checkout period, so you can relax in the morning. Details: SharkysBeach.com. RING IN THE NEW YEAR: 8 p.m. to midnight at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resorts Tiki Bar. Live music all night, champagne toast at midnight. Noisemakers, hats and hors doeuvres. SPLASH BAR NEW YEARS EVE: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Splash Bar, 6520 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach. Tickets: $25 advance ticket includes cover and all you can drink liquor and all bottle beer. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be charged by phone at 236-3450. Details: SplashBarFlorida.com. CANDLELIGHT & WINE NEW YEARS DANCE: 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Panama City Beach Senior Centers Lyndell Building, 423 Lyndell Lane. Tickets, $25, may be purchased at the Cypress House on the Senior Center campus through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the music of Jerry Rogers; BYOB, with setups available and hors doeuvres. Details: call 236-3038 or visit PCBSC. com. NEW YEARS EVE DINNER-DANCE CRUISE: Board Lady Anderson at 8:30 p.m. at Capt. Andersons Marina; cruise 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with live music, dancing, party favors, appetizers, a buffet dinner and champagne toast. Details: 234-5940 or LadyAnderson.com RING IN 2012 AT MARGARITAVILLE: Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville, 16230 Front Beach Road, will have party favors, live music at 9 p.m. with the Barry Fish Band (after their performance in Pier Park), and for those old enough, a margarita toast at midnight, with the reworks at the Pier from across the street. There will be no cover charge, and families are welcome. Details: 235-7870 or Margaritaville.com. PARTY OF THE CENTURY: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at Spinnaker Beach Club, featuring live music with Chasing Scarlett in the Rock Arena and dancing to party hits spun by your favorite DJs in the Groove Room, with complimentary champagne and party favors at midnight. Dinner at Paradise Grill will be served 7 to 9 p.m.; call for reservations 234-7892, ext. 3, or email info@ spinnakerbeachclub. com. See the menu at SpinnakerBeachClub. com. Make this years celebration more memorable by booking a room at the Boardwalk Beach Resort using the discounted Spinnaker/Boardwalk NYE package. See the Spinnaker website for a link to details, or go to BoardwalkBeachResort. com. of the box formed by Inter state 10, State Road 77, U.S. 90, and County Road 277. Its proximity to Northwest Florida Community Hospi tal also makes it high-pro le. For this reason, ideal weather conditions for not only the chosen day but also forecasted weather predictions for that evening and night will be sought in order to minimize poten tial impact from residual smoke to these sensitive roadways and the hospital as well as nearby business es and neighborhoods. In addition to conduct ing forest-rejuvenating prescribed res like this one, particularly during this time of the year, the Florida Forest Service also protects more than 26 million acres of Floridas natural resources, homes and business from wildre year-round. For more information about the Florida Forest Service, including wild re information and rec reational opportunities, visit www.-dof.com. The Chipola Forestry Center of the Florida Forest Service includes Bay, Walton, Gulf, Holmes, Calhoun, Washing ton and Jackson counties. The facility without the slot machines provides the county with $270,850 in county taxes. Park owner Stockton Hess said a favorable vote on the nonpartisan ballot also would allow Ebro to move forward on creating a full-scale family resort and entertainment complex and could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the county. Ebro Greyhound Park and Poker Room has been a major employer and contributor to Washing ton County over the past 57 years, said Hess, who is also president of the Washington County Kennel Club. An estimated $2 million a year in additional income generated from slot ma chines and new forms of re tail opportunities would be signicant to the countys annual budget, and 1,200 new jobs are estimated to be created to further the growth and potential of Washington County, Hess said. Since 1955, Ebro Grey hound Park has entertained millions of visitors and plans to meet the demand for high-quality amenities with the development of a full-scale family resort and entertainment complex, including but not limited to hotel and spa, entertain ment for the family and more. He said the WCKC plans to take things a step further by ensuring a considerable amount of the revenue will remain in Washington County. Our intent is that all municipalities benet, and were willing to go above and beyond the 35 percent sales tax to the state, Hess said. We want to make a commitment of additional money to the county. WCKC has 225 employ ees with an annual payroll of $1.2 million and more than $5 million in total local spending. Until recently, the ability to allow slot machines at any state facility has been limited. However, an amendment to Florida Statute 551.102 provides a clear denition of an eligible facility for slot machine operations and any pari-mutuel facility in the county. The amendment allows for a licensed pari-mutuel facility in any county in which the majority of votes have approved slot ma chines at such facilities in a countywide referendum to offer slot machines, pro vided the facility has been in operation at least two consecutive years. Weve been operating here since 1955, Hess said. Its not like were promis ing something were not already doing. With millions of poten tial lost visitors to our area due to more sophisticated entertainment destinations elsewhere, Ebro Grey hound Park will ll the void and bring the development of such entertainment com plex to Washington County while serving as a catalyst for rural economic develop ment and growth. S L OT MAC HI NES from page A1 NEW YEAR from page A1 BUTTERFLY from page A1 FIRE from page A1 Starting in January, children residing in ZIP codes 32428 and 32462 will be eligible to receive free books in an effort to promote childhood literacy in Washington County. The program, sponsored by Education Initiative Corp. in Vernon, allows children to receive one book per month from the time they are born until the reach kindergarten. Imagination Library was started by country singer Dolly Parton to combat literacy problems in her hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. After the programs success, she allowed it to be replicated to any community willing to sponsor it. Kohl Harrington, who started Education Initiative Corp. in Vernon, hopes the Imagination Library will help children develop a learn for reading and education before entering school. Studies show that communities with the Imagination Library program see higher rates of graduation, higher test scores and increased attendance of universities and colleges. Rollout events are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Vernon Library and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Chipley Library. Children from birth to age 5 with addresses in ZIP codes 32462 and 32428 are invited to attend the rollout events to sign up for the program. It takes approximately $2 per month per child, or $24 a year per child to ensure that children in the community receive books free of charge. To donate or nd out more information about the program, visit, www.imaginationlibrary.com. All donations are taxdeducible under Education Initiative Corp.s 501(c)(3) status. From the Department of Health and Human ServicesEat healthy Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains every day. Limit foods and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat and alcohol. Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy weight.Be active Be active for at least 2 hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and keep heart rates and that strengthen your muscles. Help kids and teens be active for a least one hour a day. Include activities that raise their breathing and heart rates and that strengthen their muscles and bones. Protect yourself Wear helmets, seat belts, sunscreen and insect repellent. Wash hands to stop the spread of germs. Avoid smoking and breathing other peoples smoke. Build safe and healthy relationships with family and friends. Be ready for emergencies. Make a supply kit. Make a friend. Be informed. Manage stress Balance work, home, and play. Get support from family and friends. Stay positive. Take time to relax. Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make sure kids get more, based on their age. Get help or counseling if needed.Get check-ups Ask your doctor or nurse how you can lower your chances for health problems based on your lifestyle and personal and family health histories. Find out what exams, tests, and shots you need and when to get them. See your doctor or nurse as often as he or she says to do so. See him or her sooner if you feel sick, have pain, notice changes, or have problems with medicine. For more information about these tips, visit www.cdc.gov/family/tips. Free book campaign kicks off Jan. 4, 5


Local Washington County News | A3 Saturday, December 31, 2011 CLASSIFIEDS Saturday, December 31, 2011 Washington County News | A3 12-3024 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Donald C. Carlson, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 2676 Year of Issuance 2009 Description of Property: Lot 16, Block 410 of Sunny Hills Unit Six Parcel Number: 06-0410-0016 Name in which Assessed: Joanne Hing Moy Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on Jan25,2012at10:00 AM. Dated this13,day of Dec,2011. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Frances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on Jan25,2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for Dec $2289.40 Amount to Redeem for Jan $2322.56 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashiers checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Dec 17, 24, 31 2011.Jan7, 2012 01-3044 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/09/2012, 11:00am at 1128 ROLAND FOWLER DRIVE CHIPLEY, FL 32428-0858, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC/ reserves the right to accept or reject any and/ or all bids 1FAFP55283A260647 2003 Ford As published in the Washington County News Dec 31 2011 12-3025 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, DonaldC.Carlson,the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deedto be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as followsCertificate Number 2613Year of Issuance 2009 Description of Property: Lot9,Block387of Sunny Hills Unit Six ParcelNumber: 06-0387-0009 Name in which Assessed Enrique and Diana Valverde Said property being in Washington Co.Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the lawthe propertydescribed shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on Jan 25,2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 13day of Dec, 2011. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. ByFrances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on Jan25,2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full.To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for Dec$2419.36 Amount to Redeem for Jan$2454.43 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashierschecks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Dec17, 24,31 2011.Jan 7, 2012 12-3026 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby giventhat, DonaldC.Carlson, the holder of the following certificate,has filed said certificate for a Tax Deedto be issued thereon.The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessedare as follows:Certificate Number 2233 Year of Issuance 2009 Description of Property: Lot 5,Block261 of Sunny Hills Unit Two ParcelNumber: 02-0261-0005 Name in which AssessedVincent C.andLoretta Crawford Said property being in Washington Co Florida.Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law,the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on January25,2012 at 10:00 AM. Dated this13,day of December, 2011. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL ByFrances E Garrette, Deputy Clerk WARNING:There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on January 25,2012 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone850-638-6008 ext 221. Amount to Redeem for December$2001.80 Amount to Redeem for January$2030.88 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NOPERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashierschecks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News Dec 17, 24,31 2011.Jan 7, 2012 NOTICE Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:00P.M.; with Finance Committee meetings at 4:00 P.M., and Board Development Committee meeting at 4:30P.M. at McClains Restaurant located on331 South in Defuniak Springs Earn College Degree Online. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline.com For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you dont have the room, We Do Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsends. C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8am to 5pm. Call (850)638-1483 Clean Jos Cleaning, Homes, Office, Yards, Etc. Very Reasonable Rate, Call ME.850-532-3953 Text FL89110 to 56654 Airlines are hiring Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified -Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 Turn to classifieds Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! More than $3.6 million donated since program began By Drew Mudge Florida Freedom Newspapers PANAMA CITY The Empty Stocking Fund topped its goal for 2011 on Wednesday, raising the total donations since the programs inception to more than $3.6 million. The grand total this year came to $186,710.11. The Empty Stocking Fund began nearly 30 years ago, when Salvation Army board mem ber Tommy Thomas and The News Herald joined forces to bring holiday cheer to the areas needy families. The rst goal was $20,000. The Salvation Army uses the funds to provide Christmas gifts, food and other services dur ing the holidays for low-income families residing in Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Holmes and Washing ton counties. Salvation Army ofcials ex pressed their gratitude for this years donations. We are especially grate ful for the years of service that (News Herald Publisher) Karen Hanes has put into the Emp ty Stocking Fund, said Capt. Dwayne Durham of the Salva tion Army. We were able to help a lot of families through that. It also helps as we enter into the new year. People are coming in that need help, and it provides the fund with which to do that. Nearly 1,900 families were helped this year by the Empty Stocking Fund. In those fami lies, 3,000 children were brought three gifts a piece, and about 1,500 seniors were given gifts in nursing homes. Each year, when the goal is reached, Bill Cramer Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC has donat ed an additional $5,000, but this year, the group donated $10,000 for the third year in a row. Cramer said he is driv en by the generosity of the community. This time of year is always a time of need, and we are blessed to live in the community that we do, Cramer said. It was just a privilege to be able to give back in some measure proportionate to what the community gives to us. Its just a great place to live and a very giving com munity in good times or bad. Karen (Hanes) and I have been involved in a number of fund raising efforts over the years, for the college and the Empty Stocking Fund, and the commu nity has always been very gener ous. That sets the bar for us; we have to meet the challenge the community creates for us, and were happy to do it. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Hanes, who also serves as re gional vice president of Florida Freedom Newspapers, thanked donors for their contributions. Once again, our readers contributions have allowed us to meet the Empty Stocking Funds goal. Its always inspiring when a community gives back self lessly, especially during difcult economic times, Hanes said. Bill Cramer has generously doubled his contribution for the third year in a row. We are ap preciative of the Cramer family and Bill Cramer Chevrolet for being great partners and help ing those less fortunate. Cramers donation wasnt the only large donation Wednes day. Anonymous donations of $10,000, $3,000 and $1,700 were made, as well as a $2,500 dona tion from Bay Bank & Trust Co. and a $1,000 contribution from Bense Family Foundation Inc. that were added to the fund Wednesday. First Baptist Church Bonifay schedule: First Baptist Church Bonifay will modify its Sunday school and worship schedule on Sunday, Jan. 1, as follows: All Sunday school classes will meet at 9:30 a.m., and there will be one morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. There will be no evening worship on Jan. 1. Christian Haven Church Gospel Jam: Christian Haven Church will have its Gospel Jam at 6 p.m. Jan. 7, with a covered dish dinner with singing after dinner. The church is about one mile east of Wausau on Finch circle. For more information, call 638-0836 or 773-2602. Wausau Assembly of God Church: The Spencers are coming from Manseld, Ohio, to Wausau Assembly of God Church at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8. For more information, call the Rev. Danny Burns at 5964451 or at 638-0883. Old Time Holy Ghost Filled Revival: The Chipley Church of God of Prophecy in Chipley will have an Old Time Holy Ghost Filled Revival on Jan. 5-8. Times will be at 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Evangelist Rick Harville. Come join us for healing, deliverance, singing, shouting and praising God. For more information, call 638-8218 or 326-0175. The Hoppers with the Bibletones Quartet: The Baptist College of Florida will host The Hoppers with the Bibletones Quartet in concert at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13. For more information, call 263-9015. Dr. Jill and Gary Wofsey Quintet to be at Gulf Beach Presbyterian: The Dr. Jill and Gary Wofsey Quintet will be at Gulf Beach Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Jan. 15. They are members of the Gulf Jazz Society, featuring Yamaha recording artist Gary Wofsey, two trumpets; with Jill Wofsey, guitar; Mike Stone, vocalist; Steve Gilmore, bass; and Charles Pigano, percussion. Gulf Beach Presbyterian is on State Road 79 between Front Beach Road and Back Beach Road in Panama City Beach. Suggested donation is $15 at the door. For more information, call 230-1991. Washington County Public Library Holiday Hours: The Washington County Public Library will be closed through Jan. 2 for the holidays and will reopen at 9 a.m. Jan. 3. Chipola spring classes: Chipola College spring classes begin Jan. 6. Registration for returning students is Jan. 4. New and returning student registration is Jan 5. Applications for admission are available in the Admissions Ofce in the Student Services Building or at www.chipola. edu. For information, call 7182211 or visit www.chipola.edu. Free polo shirts: Laurden-Davis Art Gallery will give away free polo shirts for local youth from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9, 11 and 13. The gallery is at 110 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Bonifay. For more information, call 768-0650 or 547-5244. Empty Stocking Fund passes goal Faith BRIEFS Community BRIEFS Total: $186,710.11 $25,000 $40,000 $65,000 $80,000 $95,000 $110,000 $125,000 $140,000 $155,000 $175,000 $10,000 Empty Stocking Fund


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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. SpaciousOne Bedroom $425 Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306. /1BA House in country.Stove, D/W, fridge, water, lawn care included. App Required Smoke free environment. $595/month plus $595 deposit. 850-638-4228. For Rent: 3 BR/1 Bath house $325 per month, 2BR/1BA trailer $250. a month, Ponce de Leon area. 850-269-5000 Nice clean houses, apartments & mobile homes for rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, houses for sale. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Spacious 3BB/1.5BA. Large lot, fruit trees. CH/A. Reference required. Chipley, $600 No Pets inside 850-441-8181, 850-547-2091. 2 and 3 Bdrm Doublewide Mobile Homes for rent in Bonifay. No Pets. 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Owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858. 1988 DODGE P/UP Automatic, ait-assist, breaks. $700/OBO 96 TOYOTA TACOMA Auto, AC, raido, CD, liner, box, hitch $3,7000/OBO 99 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT LONG BED. V.6-3.9 L engine auto. AC, radio, hitch, steel, wheels $ 3,400/OBO PRIVATE OWNER Please leave name/# Chipley, 850-638-3306 For sale ford F600 18 ft flat bed dump plus scissor lift. For construction or hay. Receiver hitch, V8, 2 speed $4300 Call 956-2220 These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. Park your car in Classified and see it take off in the fast lane!