Issuu on Google+

imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY Wednesday, JUNE 26, 2013 BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF Firecracker Pageant Saturday VERNON — The annual Miss Firecracker Pageant is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Vernon Community Center. Sign in will begin at 11 a.m. Attire for this pageant is formal (no heirloom). The following titles will be awarded: • Baby Miss: birth to walking (must be held) • Toddler Miss: walking up to 24 months • Tiny Tot: ages 2-3 • Future Little Miss: ages 4-5 • Little Miss: ages 6-7 • Young Miss: ages 8-9 • Pre-Teen: ages 10-12 • Teen Miss: ages 13-14 • Junior Miss: ages 15-16 • Miss Firecracker: ages 17-21 (never married and no children) • Ms. Firecracker: any age (single, divorced, married with or without children) • Little Miss Independence: birth through age 9 • Miss Independence: ages 10 and older All winners will receive a sash, crown and trophy except for Baby Miss, who will receive a bib, crown and trophy. See IN BRIEF A2 INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classifieds ............................ B7 Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: Fax: 850-547-9418 Volume 123, Number 11 50¢ BONIFAY CITY COUNCIL Water/sewer project ready for phase 2 By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Bonifay City Council approved paying $34,000 on Monday for an engineering design fee to go into the second phase of the city’s on-going sewer/ water line replacement and update project. Shakil Amin, a representative from Hatch Mott MacDonald, said the city was ready to go into phase two of the replacement and update project. Phase two includes laying 14,000 feet of six-inch linear pipe, paid for with a $600,000 Community De- velopment Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “There are no matching funds required,” Bonifay City Grant Writer Bob Jones said. “With the city purchasing the engineering design fee, it gives the city considerable points towards the grant.” Council Member Richard Woodham requested something be done about the water park at Middlebrooks Park, which is no longer working. “We need to call the manufacturer and see about getting an estimate on how much it’ll cost to fix it,” Woodham said. “The VIVA FLORIDA! kids are missing it, and it’s getting hot.” Jones suggested getting a grant to repair it, and in the meantime, the city should calculate the cost to bypass computer programming and operate it manually until then. See BONIFAY A2 Impact Firearms owner speaks on gun safety By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Entering into week three of the Holmes County Public Library’s summer reading program, local children were entertained and educated by the Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth about the history of Florida, which is following the continued theme of Viva Florida, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida. The Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth also involved the children in their production, and in this scene the children were recruited as members of a crew to establish the first and failed settlement in Pensacola. For more photos and the full story, see Page B1. BONIFAY — Lead instructor and owner of Impact Firearms Curtis Porter was the guest speaker at this week’s Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting on June 19, and he spoke on the importance of gun safety. “Two of the most dangerous people are those who have a gun and don’t know how to use it and those who have a gun and think they do know how to use it,” Porter said. “It is an unfortunate reality that there is violence happening everywhere. It’s our job to take those who want to defend themselves out and teach them what they need to know. The more training you get, the better off you’re going to be.” Impact Firearms uses a range courtesy of the Holmes County Sheriff ’s Office, Porter said. “Sheriff Tim Brown allows us to use their range,” he said. “That’s a big deal when a sheriff is that invested in the safety and well-being of the people he serves and protects. We’re here to do anything we can do to help you better protect yourself and advise you on your next gun purchase and concealed weapon permit.” Porter said some would be surprised at the number of residents in Holmes County who have a concealed weapon permits. See GUN SAFETY A2 School board approves architects for new schools By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Holmes County District School Board approved of a contract agreement with the architect firm Clemons, Rutherford & Associates for the design of the new Bonifay Middle School and Bonifay Elementary School during its June 18 meeting. “We hope to have a sketch of the buildings available for the public soon,” Superintendent Eddie Dixon said. “This was the first step of many in seeing this dream turned into a reality. The next step will to present the design and the report of this need to the Department of Education and from there we will appeal to legislation for funding.” See SCHOOLS A1 2013 INSIDE  TRI-COUNT Y WASHINGTON I HOLMES I JACKSON Holmes County District School Board reviewed and approved of a contract agreement with the architect firm Clemons, Rutherford & Associates for the design of the new Bonifay Middle School and Bonifay Elementary School during their June 18 meeting. CECILIA SPEARS Times-Advertiser Qkuue{|[uc3ku[pk|| ,uuwuaec 8u|kceLwc[‹  For the latest breaking news, visit Best of Tri-County

Wz hcta 0626

Related publications