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imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY Wednesday, NOVEMBER 27, 2013 BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF ‘Paint with Santa’ BONIFAY — The Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force and The Silver Door will be sponsoring a “Paint with Santa” day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 7. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the WHDVTF. For more information call 547-3321. City of Bonifay Christmas Parade BONIFAY — The Annual City of Bonifay Christmas Parade and Celebration in the Park will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. The parade of lights will begin at 6 p.m. and will proceed to Veteran’s Memorial Park. Parade line up will be at 5:30 p.m. at Bonifay Elementary. No registration is necessary. Following the parade there will be visits with Santa and Hotdogs and Hot Chocolate with Bonifay Fire and Rescue. Ultimate Production Company will provide musical entertainment while you enjoy fellowship around the bonfire surrounded by a park full of Christmas lights. Santa is coming to Town ESTO — Santa is coming to John Clark Park in Esto from 10 a.m. to noon on See BRIEF A2 INDEX Arrests .................................A3 Opinion ................................A4 Sports ..................................A9 Extra....................................B1 Obituaries ............................B5 Classifieds ............................B6 Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: Fax: 850-547-9418 Volume 123, Number 33 50¢ Assistant pastor discusses trip By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Associate Pastor of Northside Assembly of God Chuck Glass visited with the Bonifay Kiwanis Club on Nov. 20 to share with them photographs and stories from the church’s latest trip to Haiti. “First I want to talk about the organization that we work with, called Convoy of Hope,” said Glass. “If any of you have watched Fox News you’d see a lot of Convoy of Hope during any type of natural disaster. Convoy of Hope is usually the first one on the scene. They position themselves to be in certain locations around the United States, like with the recent disaster in Illinois with the tornado, as I was watching it on television someone with a Convoy of Hope T-shirt walked by to hand out a bag of food.” He said thanks to the Convoy of Hope they were able to establish a ware- house full of food and have helped many areas grow crops to help feed families near and far. “They say give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for life,” said Glass. “They’ve gone beyond just giving them food to helping them be self-reliant. So now, instead of them relying on us for food, the majority of food CECILIA SPEARS | Times Advertiser is coming from their own Associate Pastor of Northside Assembly of God Chuck country.” See PASTOR A2 Glass visited with the Bonifay Kiwanis Club on Nov. 20 to share with them the church’s latest trip to Haiti. FARM-CITY WEEK Empty Stocking Fund campaign underway From Staff Reports PHOTO BY NICOLE “NIKI” CRAWSON The Rolling Family was named the 2013 Farm Family of the Year at this year’s Holmes County FarmCity Banquet held on Thursday at the Holmes County Agricultural Center. For more on the photos see Page A8. Rolling Family honored as 2013 Farm Family of the Year Special to the Times-Advertiser BONIFAY — Farmers and their family gathered together as the UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County hosted the 2013 Holmes County Farm-City Week Banquet on Thursday at the Holmes County Agricultural Center. National Farm-City Week, held the third week of November, recognizes the hard work and contributions of farmers, ranchers, and producers to provide our communities with a safe, abundant, and affordable food supply. Outstanding agricultural leaders in the community, including the Farm Family of the Year were recognized at the Banquet. This year the Rolling Family was presented with Farm Family of the Year. “Jeremy’s love for farming began when he was four years old riding in the cab of his grandfather’s tractor,” said Shep Eubanks, Holmes County IFAS Extension Director. “His grandfather farmed in the Noma community, located in Holmes County, and distilled in him a work ethic at a young age. Jeremy moved away from Holmes County and attended school at Laurel Hill where he took Ag and was active in the FFA.” See FARM A8 Williams, Motley retain seats with Holmes school board Staff Report BONIFAY — The Holmes County District School Board re-appointed Board Member Rusty Williams as chairman and board member Jason Motley as co-chairman. The board also approved of holding a workshop at 5 p.m. before every evening meet- ing; 2014-2015 School Calendar; out of county/state students; overnight/ out of state strips for Holmes County High School and Ponce de Leon High Schools’ Beta Clubs to attend the Academic Competitions/Talent and Art Competitions on Jan. 17, 18 and 19 in Orlando, Poplar Springs High School’s Jr. Beta Club to attend State Convention on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2 and 3 in Orlando and Poplar Springs High School’s Language Arts/Drama to attend Follow-up Activity from Reading the Book “Catching Fire” on Dec. 13 in Dothan, Ala. The next scheduled meeting of the Holmes County District School Board is set for 9 a.m. on Dec. 3. CHIPLEY — For thousands of local residents, the success of the annual Empty Stocking Fund campaign determines if their stockings will be full, if fresh food will be on the table for Christmas Day and if toys will be under the tree for their children. The success of the Empty Stocking Fund, according to those who organize it, is determined by the people who make that decision to donate, who for four decades have dug deep through good times and bad to make sure those less fortunate have something else to be grateful for each Christmas. The Empty Stocking Fund, sponsored by The Washington County News, The Holmes County TimesAdvertiser, The Panama City News Herald, and Bill Cramer Chevrolet (formerly Tommy Thomas Chevrolet), is an annual fundraising event that raises awareness of the need for support of The Salvation Army’s programs and services. The Panama City chapter of the Salvation Army serves Washington, Holmes, Bay, Gulf , Franklin, Jackson, Calhoun and Liberty Counties. The Empty Stocking Fund began more than 30 years ago, when Salvation Army board member Tommy Thomas and The News Herald joined forces to bring holiday cheer to the area’s needy families. The first goal was $20,000. The fund’s target has grown since and the campaign has raised almost $3 million. Each year, when the See FUND A2 5018908 For the latest breaking news, visit Area children school us in how to make a turkey, B1-4

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