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imes TAdvertiser HOLMES COUNTY Wednesday, MAY 29, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit BONIFAYNOW.COM IN BRIEF Celebrate summer with Bonifay Elementary School BONIFAY — Bonifay Elementary School is inviting family and siblings of BES students to a free spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. There will be a short presentation of ideas for children’s activities over Summer Break and a gift for every child in attendance. Benefit for Campbell Jones Get your 2013 graduation guide INSIDE Volume 123, Number 7 HOLMES COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Board eyes regular workshops By CECILIA SPEARS 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — During the May 21 Holmes County School Board meeting, all school board members took into consideration board member Shirley Owens’ proposal to hold a workshop once a month. “We’ve got to look into possible workshops,” Owens said. “Our meetings have been concluding far too quickly lately with most of them lasting only around 10-15 minutes. One meeting a month turned into a workshop would serve well to eliminate these short meetings.” “We can look into turning our morning meetings at the beginning of the month into workshops, and then our evening meetings can be the regular meeting. This is a very common practice that seems to do well in other counties.” See WORKSHOPS A2 Rusty Williams, Holmes County School Board chairman Viva Florida! GENEVA, Ala. — A benefit for baby Campbell Jones, son of Tara and Doyle Jones, will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at City Auto Parts. There will be Boston butts and ribs for sale. Cakes also can be purchased that day. To order meats, call Linda Yarbrough at 334-684-3106 or 334-360-0811. See BRIEF A5 By CECILIA SPEARS BONIFAY —Holmes County Health Department Director Rick Davis told Bonifay Kiwanis Club members about mosquitoes, mosquitoborne illnesses and the role the health department plays in education. “As you all know, Florida has a climate that is conducive to mosquitoes,” Davis said at the •May 21 Kiwanis meeting. “They thrive in the warm, moist climate. There are more than 3,000 different species of mosquito and can be found almost any where in the world, including as far as Antarctica.” Davis said only female mosquitoes bite, and they do not need blood to survive. “Mosquitoes actually eat mostly nectar,” he See MOSQUITO A5 CECILIA SPEARS | Times-Advertiser Ponce de Leon Elementary School students enjoyed participating in drums and dance with the Perdido Bay tribe during Viva 500 held at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park in Ponce de Leon. Read more on Page B1. 20 compete in speaking contest Special to The Times-Advertiser INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classifieds ............................ B6 Phone: 850-547-9414 Web site: Fax: 850-547-9418 Health director discusses mosquito risks 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT Worley reunion GRACEVILLE — The children and grandchildren of Perry and Canzada Worley invite all family and friends to the annual Worley family reunion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Graceville Community Church, 1005 Prim Ave. Please plan to meet us there with a well-filled basket of your favorite foods. 50¢ BONIFAY — Twenty Holmes County students impressed an audience of more than 100 guests May 23 at the Holmes County 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest as they competed to be the county winner in their grade levels. These 20 students were the top finalists in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, from 471 students who participated from five schools in Holmes County. Not a student in the group appeared nervous about taking the stage to present their original speeches before the panel of judges, who were instructed to score them on speech content, creativity, poise and projection. Each youth took the stage with confidence, smiles and excitement. The judges were extremely impressed by the presen- Vote for your favorite businesses, people, restaurants, and other categories for the 2013 Reader’s Choice “Best of Tri-County” Not a student in the group appeared nervous about taking the stage to present their original speeches. Each youth took the stage with confidence, smiles and excitement. tation skills of every student, noting that the hard work on the students and the teachers’ part was evident by the success of the evening. Congratulations to all of this year’s county winners: Fourth grade: First place, Sadie Hudson, Bonifay Elementary School; second place, D.J. Bush, Bonifay Elementary School; third place, Dayna Snell, Poplar Springs School; honorable mention, Levi Leavins, Ponce de Leon Elementary School. Fifth grade: First place, Ian Sallas, Bonifay Middle School; second place, Lydia Dixon, Poplar Springs School; third place, Jacee Ward, Bethlehem School; honorable mention, Emily Gilmore, Poplar Springs School. Sixth grade: First place, Dillian Leavins, Bethlehem School; second place, Mallory Bell, Poplar Springs School; third place, Madison Ealum, Poplar Springs School; honorable mention, Emilie Justice, Bethlehem School. First-place students each received a $220 scholarship See SPEAKING A2 TIPS ON MOSQUITO REPELLENT USE • Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. • Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET are generally recommended. Other U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label. • Apply repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing. • For children, be sure the repellent is age-appropriate. According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under 3. DEET is not recommended on children younger than 2 months. • Avoid applying repellents to children’s hands. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing. • If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing. Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions. Source: Florida Department of Health of votE NoW through juNE 6 GO TO BONIFAYNOW.COM WASHINGTON I HOLMES I JACKSON toP thrEE WINNErS WILL BE ChoSEN 2013 TRI-COUNTY

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