imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY www.bonifaynow.com Wednesday, JUNE 5, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF McFatter, Owens reunion set CHIPLEY — The McFatter, Owens cousin reunion will be Saturday, June 8, at the Bonnett Pond Fellowship Hall, located next to the Bonnett Pond Church. Everyone come and see all the pictures we collected last year and an update on your family tree. Bring your best dishes and desserts. Employees participate in Holmes County Relay for Life B2 Volume 123, Number 8 50¢ HOLMES COUNTY CHAMBER BREAKFAST County seeks funds for new schools District hopes to build new elementary, middle school By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com BONIFAY — Superintendent of Holmes County Schools Eddie Dixon announced the district is in the process of finding funds to build new a new Bonifay Elementary School and a new Bonifay Middle School during the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Chamber Breakfast on Thursday. “We’ve done all we can for those two schools, and now they are beyond what we could possibly do for them,” Dixon said. “My vision is to have kindergarten through fifth grade together again and that both schools will be in facilities that can withstand a hurricane five. Right now we are fighting hard for funding.” Chamber coordinator Julia Bullington also announced a few bills passed recently in the Florida Legislature that affect Holmes County. “There are days set aside where the sales taxes are exempt on backto-school items,” Bullington said. “This year it was passed that the day will be held on Aug. 2 through Aug. 4 and now includes computers up to $750. This includes tablets, laptops and electronic readers.” She also said an insurance exemption was passed for agritourism. Agritourism is attracting visi- tors to the farm experience and can include participating in farm activities, such as feeding the animals, visitors harvesting their own food, etc. Bullington said agritourism had taken a huge hit because the price of insuring farms for high levels of visitors is very expensive and deters many small farms from participating. “We’ve got a lot of agritourism destinations here in Holmes See SCHOOLS A2 ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Worley family reunion Saturday Sandy Creek Homecoming PONCE DE LEON – Sandy Creek Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday. Bring a covered dish to share at noontime. INDEX Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classifieds ............................ B7 Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: bonifaynow.com Fax: 850-547-9418 4 win Jack Davis awards Photos by Cecilia Spears and Randal Seyler | Times-Advertiser Above, from left, Holmes County High School seniors Jacky Miles and Selina Long and Ponce de Leon High School seniors Codie Allen and Ashley Harper were named the Jack Davis Memorial Outstanding Athletes of the Year at each school’s Senior Awards Ceremony. The Jack Davis Memorial Award is presented by the Holmes County Times-Advertiser each year. WANT MORE? More photos from Holmes County awards ceremony, B1 More photos from the HCHS graduation on Friday, A5 More photos from the Ponce de Leon award ceremony, A7 More photos from the Ponce de Leon graduation on Monday, A3 Be sure to visit bonifaynow.com for even more photos. 10th annual Panhandle Patriotic Celebration coming up By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org BONIFAY — The Holmes County Ministerial Association will hold its annual Panhandle Patriotic Celebration from 6-9 p.m. June 30 at the Bonifay City recreation park fields. “For the past 10 years, we have Nominate your favorite businesses, people, restaurants, and other categories for the 2013 Reader’s Choice “Best of Tri-County” come together as a community and planned and carried out one of the finest sponsored patriotic celebrations in the tri-states area,” said Robin Burns, secretary of First Baptist Church of Bonifay. “At this event, the Holmes Ministerial Association comes together with area businesses and individuals who pool economic resources to make this no-cost event to the citizens of Bonifay and Holmes County a reality. “We’ve had various musical groups perform as well as show a patriotic video that highlights the years since the birth of our nation. A spectacular fireworks display concludes the event.” Burns said this year’s celebration will include free food, fellowship, entertainment and fireworks. “It is going to make that Sunday afternoon on the 30th of June a very special day in the life of our citizens as we celebrate the wonderful gift of freedom. We will hold the celebration at the recreation center. All the churches will be set up in the large ball field, and parking will take place in the adjacent fields.” 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 GRACEVILLE — The children and grandchildren of Perry and Canzada Worley would like to invite all our family and friends to our annual Worley family reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Graceville Community Church, 1005 Prim Ave. Please bring a well-filled basket of your favorite foods and enjoy being with friends and loved ones. Any old photos or items of remembrance would be welcomed as we share our heritage of memories together. For more information, call Debbie Taylor at 263-4110 or Ellen Faircloth at 547-4093.