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imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY Wednesday, MAY 22, 2013 BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF DMH board holds public hearing BONIFAY — The Holmes County Hospital Corporation Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Florida Statute 155.40 (formerly known as HB 711) at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Doctors Memorial Hospital Conference Room, 2600 Hospital Drive, Bonifay. 21st annual New Hope School Reunion NEW HOPE — The 21st annual New Hope School Reunion is at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the New Hope Crossroads at the intersection of Highway 2 and 179A. All former students, relative, teachers and friends are invited. Bring a covered dish; chicken and drinks will be supplied. This is the 50th anniversary of New Hope School closure. We are running out of time and want to see you. It doesn’t matter how old, young, pretty, rich or poor you may feel you are, what counts is New Hope School is you alma mater. This is a time for fellowship and to reminisce about the good old time at New Hope School and enjoy ourselves and good food. Bring pictures, memories and memorabilia to share with everyone. If you have any suggestions, recommendation ideas to make this event a more memorable occasion, or if you need more information call Cecil Motley at 956-2507 or Carolyn Gauss at 956-2366. INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B3 Classifieds ............................ B5 Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: Fax: 850-547-9418 Volume 123, Number 6 50¢ HOLMES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Board ready for grass-cutting season By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — At first, County Commissioner Kenneth Williams’ motion to approve of Foreman for the Road Department Hubert Hendrix’s recommendation of purchasing a new tractor for mowing died because of a lack of a second during the board’s May 14 meeting. After much discussion, the motion was made again, this time by Commissioner Bill Parish, who initially opposed the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Hendrix approached the board recommending it purchase a 6105 M John Deer tractor for $72,037.35, which was the national purchasing price and included a 23 percent discount through the bidding agency. Williams said this price would be reduced when they add in the trade value of the present tractor and motioned it be paid using FEMA funds. “My only hesitation is that we just dipped into the FEMA funds for the new graders,” Parish said. “It just seems excessive.” Williams said the discount was only good for purchases in full, and funding from FEMA could not be used for financing but for purchases in full. The Financial Department also informed the board there were leftover FEMA funds from doing FEMA work while using county equipment, and it would be advisable to spend the money on replacing county equipment. The board approved of Commissioner Bobby Sasnett’s recommendation to hire Monty Williams as Dis- JACK DAVIS MALE AND FEMALE ATHLETES OF THE YEAR CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Left: Bethlehem High School athletes Jeremy Hollobaugh and Summer Potter won the Holmes County TimesAdvertiser Jack Davis Male and Female Athlete of the Year Award. The BHS athletic banquet was held on May 14 in the high school cafeteria. For more photos, see Page A7 and visit bonifaynow. com. trict 1 Road Maintenance Technician and to advertise for the position open at the Recycling Center. The board agreed to allow maintenance to check out the lighting issue in the women’s restroom at the Clerk of Courts office. The Department of Environmental Protection sent a letter requesting disposition land. See BOARD A2 Historical Society 100 books away from profit By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Holmes County Historical Society discussed how they are only 100 books away from making a profit on the “Holmes County Heritage Book” during its May 9 meeting. “They are family stories written by family members,” said Hazel Tison, family coordinator for the book. “We’re limited to what people submitted about their family’s history. The stories aren’t under copyright and belong to the families.” The book is out of print, and in order to pay for the cost of manufacturing the books, the Historical Society has to sell 100 copies before it can start making a profit on the books. The book’s price has been reduced since it was first published, from $64 to $40, and a limited amount remains, which are available at the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce. At the Poplar Springs High School annual Athletic Banquet, Colby Sorrells and Hadley Battles were named the Holmes County Times-Advertiser Jack Davis Male and Female Athletes of the Year. The banquet was held on May 14 and featured a number of special awards, including Miss and Mr. Atomic. For more photos, see Page B1 or visit RANDAL SEYLER | Times-Advertiser See HISTORICAL A2 Relay For Life of Holmes County holds wrap-up party By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Even after a long year of hard work from volunteers, Relay For Life of Holmes County Committee Chairwoman DeAnna Oldham said the work doesn’t end with the Wrap-Up Party, which was held on May 16. “We are so close to our goal of $33,000 that it would be ridiculous to stop now,” Oldham said. “We had a rough year that seemed to throw so many obstacles at us, but we’ve seen the 22 cancer survivors that braved the rain and the mud and the muck to come out and support our endeavor and we remember why we’re raising this money. It’s for our friends, Nominate your favorite businesses, people, restaurants, and other categories for the 2013 Reader’s Choice “Best of Tri-County” our family and all our loved ones touched by cancer and this is how we fight back.” Committee member and volunteer Julia Bullington added it’s not just for those battling cancer, but it’s for those battling cancer in Holmes County. “Don’t forget we’ve got The Closet here, which provides scarves, bras, prosthetic breasts and so much more for our local people battling cancer,” Bullington said. “I can not begin to describe the changes I’ve seen with these simple services. I can hardly even think about it without crying, it is just that important to those who are living and battling cancer right here in Holmes County.” See RELAY A2 Various teams were honored with plaques, trophies and certificates during this year’s Relay For Life of Holmes County Wrap-Up Party, which included volunteers from the Hose and Stretcher Team. CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Nominations – May 18-27 2013 of TRI-COUNT Y WASHINGTON I HOLMES I JACKSON GO TO BONIFAYNOW.COM votiNg begiNs May 28 - juNe 6 toP tHRee WiNNeRs WiLL be CHoseN 5016834 For the latest breaking news, visit Family to compete in taekwondo championship A5

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