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imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY Wednesday, OCTOBER 16, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF Diabetic Education Classes BONIFAY — The Holmes County Health Department will be hosting Diabetic Education Classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 17, and again on Oct. 24. The instructor for the classes is Lynn Hudson, RN, Certified Diabetic Educator. There is no registration required. For more information call Traci Corbin at 547-8500 Ext. 263. Holmes County golf teams meet at Dogwood Lakes A6 Volume 123, Number 27 50¢ Cemetery deeded to Bonifay By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Grant Writer Bob Jones informed the Bonifay City Council during their city council meeting Monday that land owner Roger Williams was deeding Banfill Cemetery to the City of Bonifay. “Banfill Cemetery, which has been neglected for years, can be cleaned up, revitalized and maintained by the city from then on,” said Jones. According to the City of Bonifay website, G. W. Banfill surveyed one square mile, platted the town on a map in 1886 and named the streets after the states, though he named main street after his hometown, Waukesha, Wisconsin. “He was responsible for building the Hotel Eureka and was said to be buried next to his mule and cat,” Jones said. The council approved holding Trick-or-Treat for the City of Bonifay from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31. WALK FOR AWARENESS Moss-Tree Family Reunion The council also approved of the request from Bonifay First United Methodist Church to close Virginia Avenue from Oklahoma Street to Varner Street so they can hold their annual Light the Night Celebration from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. See BONIFAY A2 BOCC discusses open county positions By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT ESTO — The Moss and Tree families will be holding a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19, at William Clark Park in Esto. The reunion will begin around 9 a.m. for family members to visit. Please bring a food dish, desert and any pictures or genealogy if you can. For more information call 547-3518. Bonifay Ride and Stride BONIFAY — Bonifay Nursing and Rehab will be holding a Ride and Stride event on Saturday, Oct. 19. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or fitness level. Choose one event to participate in, ride your bike, run or walk. Registration is free. To pre-register CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Hundreds came out to participate in family oriented activities and entertainment at this year’s first Domestic Violence Awareness Walk held at Doctors Memorial Hospital on Friday. See Page B1 for the full story and more photos. BONIFAY — The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners called a special session on Friday, Oct. 11, to address a couple of employment issues within the county. Commissioner David Whitaker found himself in need of filling two open positions on his crew in District 3 after two were approved for termination during the board’s Oct. 8 meeting. The board approved Whitaker’s recommendation to advertise for a heavy equipment operator, with a deadline of Oct. 23 deadline for applications. The board also approved moving one of his employees up with a new 90-day probation period and to place another employee from the Holmes County Recycling Center in the position of the employee he promoted temporarily for 30 to 60 days. See COUNTY A2 Kiwanis welcomes new officers See BRIEF A2 By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Sports ............................... A6-7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B3 Classifieds ....................... B6-11 Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: Fax: 850-547-9418 BONIFAY — Bonifay Kiwanis Club President Carlton Treadwell stepped down and passed his torch on to Sandy Spear during their Oct. 9 meeting. Visiting was Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Kay Cherry, who conducted the inauguration of Spear and new Directors Lucas Taylor, Christopher Lauren and Roger Brooks, Secretary Gene Miller, Co-Treasurers Sharon Curry and Celena Medley and Co-President Brandon Young. “I’m am entering the exciting and most coveted position of immediate past president and I look forward to serving on the board for another year to be of help to not only my successor, but to use my past experience to help the club,” said Treadwell. “I would like to complement everyone on this year’s rodeo. I found out we had HOLMES COUNTY those who if you gave them their job and just let them be they’ll do their job and do it well.” He said he was also impressed with this year’s parade and described it as a parade that “just kept coming.” “I would like to congratulate you all on your new positions,” said Cherry. “You are all one person that helps make up one club, that helps make up one division, that makes one nation — and though you are only one person, the actions you take as a member of a club ripples throughout the nation as we are one.” “Even if you are only able to reach one child per event the light of hope shines through that one child’s smile to touch countless others and you are making a large difference as one person and as one club,” Cherry said. Spear thanked the Bonifay Kiwanis Club Board for her newly appointed position. “I want to thank the board for placing your trust in me,” said CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Kay Cherry and now past president Carlton Treadwell welcomed the newest officers of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club Directors Lucas Taylor, Christopher Lauren and Roger Brooks, Secretary Gene Miller, Co-Treasurers Sharon Curry and Celena Medley, Co-President Brandon Young and President Sandy Spear. Spear. “It is an honor not only to be president but to have been blessed to serve with the Kiwanis Club for so many years. Not only though my years of service but through my father, who many of you knew, who instilled in me many ethics to continue in his legacy.” Spear thanked Treadwell for his leadership. “I want to stress teamwork, which binds us together for one cause and that one cause is to give to our children so they may have a more of a bright and bountiful future,” said Spear. 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