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IN BRIEF Man dies in early Sunday crash VERNON — A Miramar Beach man was killed in Vernon early Sunday morning after he crashed his SUV and was ejected from the vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Elliott Lee Culbreath, 38, was driving his Jeep Wrangler on U.S. 98 when he lost control near Watersound Parkway. The vehicle entered a ditch and went airborne when it struck a driveway culvert. It rolled over several times and Culbreath was ejected. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. —FROM STAFF REPORTS

Dance set at Blue Lake CHIPLEY — Dance the night away from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Blue Lake Center in Chipley. Entertainment will be provided by the Good for Nothing Band. Bring your favorite finger food.

Smyrna School Reunion slated CHIPLEY — Former students and friends of the Smyrna Country Schools are getting together at Baileys Surf and Turf Restaurant in Chipley at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, for fellowship. Lunch will be at noon. For more information call Thelma Garrett at 547-1409.

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Kai Pinchek picks blueberries during the Small Farms Adventure stop June 12 at Gainer Blueberry Farm in Chipley.

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747-5076 | @valeriegarman vgarman@pcnh.com CHIPLEY — Broccoli doesn’t grow in the summer. “We’ve become so distanced from knowing what’s in season when,” said Ronnie Barnes, coordinator of Waterfront Markets Inc. “Our generation and our kids’ generation can just go to the store and buy what they want.” But, Barnes is working to change that. Waterfront Markets Inc., the organization in charge of the farmers markets in Callaway, Capt. Anderson’s Marina and Treasure Island Marina, hosted its third Small Farms Adventure on June 12, a bus tour showcasing farms in the

region. Through the day about 35 guests toured the “Garden of Eaten” farm in Fountain, SeaBreeze Winery in Panama City Beach and Ponce Plantation at Gulf Coast State College, but the main event of the day highlighted a summer season staple. Tour patrons plucked their own berries by the gallon at Gainer Blueberry Farm in Chipley, which opened for the you-pick season this week. What started out as a desire for a few blueberry plants in the backyard has turned into a 2,700-bush, you-pick operation for farm owners Dennis and Connie Gainer. “My husband came home one day and said, ‘Do you want to be a blueber-

ry farmer?’ ” Connie Gainer said as she handed out onegallon buckets to pickers as they came through Wednesday morning. The Gainers used to sell their berries at local markets, but now are exclusively a you-pick business. They also grow rows of sweet corn, watermelon and sunflowers on their 64acre property. The farm is open for you-pick Thursday through Sunday until the berries run out, which usually is a six-week span. “We had some cold damage this year, but we still have plenty of berries,” Dennis Gainer said. “We’ve got more berries than we do birds.”

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Town to seek new city clerk 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT rseyler@chipleypaper.com WAUSAU — Wausau’s city clerk Margaret Riley announced her plans to retire on Sept. 30 at Thursday’s Town Council meeting. “I appreciate every one of you, and I am going to miss you all,” Riley said to the council. She has worked for the town for 17 years.

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“The council will need to vote in July to advertise the position, then interview in August,” Riley said. “I would like to be a part of the selection process, if I can.” “Let’s plan on doing the interviewing at the Aug. 8 meeting,” Mayor BJ Phillips said. “We are certainly going to miss you,” Phillips said. “Every time I need some information, I can always call Margaret, and she knows what to do.” The council voted to accept her resignation. “Plan on keeping your phone handy after you leave,” Phillips joked with Riley. “I suspect you’ll be getting some calls from us ask-

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CHIPLEY — Northwest Florida is positioned to be a leader in economic growth for the state, said Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville. “We’re in the position to be a pathway of growth for not just Northwest Florida, but the entire state, in the next 10 to 15 years,” Gaetz said. DON Gaetz was in Chipley GAETZ on Tuesday for a “Neighborhood Day,” visiting local officials and residents, starting with a visit to the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He also set up shop at the county agricultural center to meet with residents,

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ing for help.” Member Kerry Collins reported Washington-Holmes Technical Center students would build a new stage runway for the Possum Palace for $1,200. “We’d like to try and get it done before Fun Day.” The 44th annual Possum Festival will take place on Aug. 3. The plans are for the students to build a runway that has wheels and can be stored under the stage, Collins said. The council approved paying the WHTC students to make the stage improvements.

CHIPLEY — Two Chipley City Council members will be re-elected by default since no one filed to challenge them in the Aug. 6 city general election. Ward 2 City Councilman Kevin Russell and Ward 3 City Councilman Lee Dell Kennedy are unopposed for their seats on the city council, which means they LEE DELL will be automatically KENNEDY re-elected. Ward 3 City The same thing hapCouncilman pened in Bonifay in March, when council members Roger Brooks and Richard Woodham retained their seats as they were unopposed in the city’s general election. “I’ve been here 11 KEVIN years, and there have RUSSELL been a few years where Ward 2 City we didn’t have to have Councilman an election,” Assistant City Administrator Patrice Yates said.

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GAETZ from page A1 addressed the Kiwanis Club and met with Northwest Florida Community Hospital administration to discuss health care issues. Gaetz serves as President of the Florida Senate. He was elected to the Senate in 2006 after six years as superintendent of schools in Okaloosa County. His senate district includes Okaloosa, Walton, Washington, Holmes, Jackson and Bay counties. When the senate district boundaries were redrawn, Gaetz inherited Holmes, Jackson and Washington Counties. “I won the redistricting lottery,� Gaetz said. “I grew up in the rural Midwest, and this is where I feel more at home, more than anywhere else in Florida.� A resident of Niceville, he said the economy in Niceville is tied to the military bases, tourism and the hospitality industry. Though having a strong economic factor such as a military base can be a blessing for a community, if the base is shut down, then the community is severely affected. “Every time Washington gets a cold, we wind up with pneumonia,� Gaetz said. Sequestration has resulted in hundreds of furloughs for employees of the military bases, which will affect those surrounding communities. Tourism is also an industry that is subject to downturns. “If you have a lot of people drown, or someone sees a shark, that can have a huge negative impact,� Gaetz said. Northwest Florida, however, is poised to be a center of industrial growth, he said, given the opportunity. “If you are looking to relocate your company, or your family, Northwest Florida has a lot to offer,� Gaetz said. “Taxes are lower here than in other parts of the state, as are living expenses.� Area schools are good, and getting better, Gaetz

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Sen. Don Gaetz, second from right, discusses economic growth with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and residents on Tuesday in Chipley, with attorney Jeff Goodman, from left, Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett and William Steverson, owner of King’s Discount Drugs. said, and the recently enacted Career And Professional Education (CAPE) Act was designed to give Florida high school graduates a “diploma that has career currency in the workplace.� Half of college and university graduates under 25 are unemployed or underemployed, Gaetz said. And having a high school diploma alone does not mean a student is qualified to get a job. “This started when I was superintendent of the Okaloosa Schools, where we began the CHOICE Institutes,� Gaetz said. Since then, he has worked to “lash our education system to the realities and opportunities of the economy.� Degree programs and high school studies need to prepare students for the real economy, and the CAPE Act will pay school districts $750 per middle school or high school student who receives an industrial certification while they are attending school. “If Washington County School District does the same thing next year that they did this year, then under the CAPE Act, the district would receive an additional $300,000,� Gaetz said. Having students who are

job-ready upon graduation is also essential for future growth, not only in Northwest Florida, but throughout the state. Student education is key to attracting employers, especially employers on the scale of a Nissan, BMW or Toyota plant, such as Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina have landed in recent years. Florida has been in competition for such facilities, and plans are underway for a megasite — an industrial site dedicated for use by a big employer such as an auto plant — to be located in Jackson County. “My son, Matt, went on his own to one of these companies and asked why they chose South Carolina over Florida,� Gaetz said, referring to State Rep. Matt Gaetz of Fort Walton. “They were told by South Carolina that whatever community they located in, the state guaranteed that when the local graduates would walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, they would be qualified to go to work at that plant with no further training. “We want our students to graduate with a degree or a diploma that gives them some real career currency,� Gaetz said.

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The next Small Farms Adventure is scheduled for Oct. 30, but Barnes said the organization might host another before that if a new or interesting crop is ready for harvest. But in Bay County, the selection of farms is limited, as the area is home to 26 acres of cultivated farmland. “We’re kind of like a food desert out here,â€? Barnes said. “We have a lot of things in Bay County, but not a lot of farmland.â€? Tour attendee and Panama City resident Raj Chatterjea said he was surprised there were farms in the area at all. “I had no idea there were farms around here,â€? Chatterjea said. “I think people need to know there’s more to this area than the beach. ‌ It helps people make a connection with the food.â€? The cost for the tour is $20 and includes lunch and transportation, the lowest possible price, Barnes said. “We try to cover the cost of the bus ANDREW WARDLOW | Halifax Media Group and lunch, but we haven’t done it yet,â€? Mary Reynolds picks blueberries during Barnes said. “This is our gift to the the Small Farms Adventure stop June 12 farmers who come out and support our at Gainer Blueberry Farm in Chipley markets.â€?

CLERK from page A1 Collins also mentioned people have been hanging out around Wausau Town Hall at all hours of the night to use the library’s free wireless Internet. “They’ve been parking here in the alley or sitting out here by the building at all hours of the night,� Collins said. Phillips said he found one person using the Town Hall’s electrical outlets to power his computer as well as to use the Internet. “I asked him if he would like it if I ran an extension cord to his house to run my appliances,� Phillips said. “If this keeps up, it won’t be long until we start having issues with vandalism,� Collins said. Phillips said he would talk to the library staff and see if the Internet could be

ELECTION from page A1 It also means the city won’t have to spend the money to hold an election. “Of course it will save us money,� Yates said. An approximate cost of a city election is now $5,000 annually, Yates said. If a run-off election occurs, then it could cost an additional $3,500. City election expenses are paid by the city, though the county Supervisor of Elections offices oversees the election. “We handle that as a courtesy, then we send all the invoices to the city,� Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol

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Brown’s mother speaks about victim advocacy Nancy Williams with tragedy that made her decide to become a victim advocate. “It was a horrific experience that I would never want any mother to have to live through; however, it is through this tragedy that I hope to help others as so many have helped me,” Williams said. “Being there for young victims, to sit closely by them and to be a comforting presence is what it means to be a victim advocate. This has filled a need within me to give back to the community that had done so much for us.” She thanked the local law enforcement agencies and state attorney’s office for all they have done for her family. “It was a horrible experience, but with the help of those agencies, the support of the community and the Lord above, we were able to move forward,” Williams said. “In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.’ Thank you for your time, and God bless.”

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BONIFAY — Victim advocate Nancy Williams spoke with the Bonifay Kiwanis Club about the importance of victim advocacy during the club’s June 12 meeting. “I met Williams in 2010 after her daughter, Mia Chay Brown, was abducted and murdered,” Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young said. “She volunteered with our office shortly afterward, and in December of last year, we hired her as a victim advocate.” Williams began by quoting Nelson Mandela. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” Williams said. “We make choices in who we want to be and how we move forward. One of the things we’ve set up as a part of the healing process is (to) establish a legacy for Mia by helping others through a Mia Shay Brown Scholarship, which is only available at Bethlehem High School.” The scholarship awards $1,000 to a senior who writes an essay explaining the goals they have and what they’ve done to better their community. “I hope and pray that by doing this we are helping other young people go forward in their community and in their own lives,” Williams said. “That they make positive changes, not only in their lives but in the life blood of the community.” She said it was her experience

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Love of community keeps columnist busy Should the writer tried on the life and experiences hard to select an of several activity to keep businesses and him busy after individuals. retiring as county Included in these, judge in 1992, it is was Frances Hays, doubtful that he a Chipley Barber, would have ever who is following chosen writing a in the footsteps of PERRY’S newspaper column. his father, Oscar Between 1992 Hayes, and his PRATTLE and 2003, he uncle, Lem Hayes. Perry Wells was kept busy longtime career with the duties of the barbers. For years, Harvey watermelon festival, Hayes followed the barber which was experiencing a profession, along with his growth spurt and with the brother, before pursuing constitution and care of other employment. Chipley Chapel Primitive Many of my “features” Baptist Congregation in were written on topics which he was a founding which have interesting member. connotation. One such story In April 2003, the former was on the patent medicine, owners of the Washington Hadacol, which many County News suggested well remember. Another a weekly column, using topic was the telephone as a topic “the many directory in Breaux careers of Perry Wells.” It Bridge, Louisiana, where seemed like an interesting nicknames were used in the idea. Looking back, I think names. my real feelings were that Among the highlights such an endeavor would of my special writing was last only a few weeks! reporting on the funeral Along the way, and of Martha Jean Cooper with the newspaper’s Chasse, who was interred blessings, featured in Washington County’s articles, in addition to most historic cemeteries, the regular “Perry’s on Sept. 8, 2008, the Prattle,” were added to my first burial there since writings. It was my honor James Willis Taylor was and privilege to write entombed Jan. 6, 1957. Mr. articles on several leading Clark Rogers told me that, Washington County as a school bus driver for citizens after their death. the county, he delivered These include Tillman a bus load of friends, Pippin, Hubert Cope, relatives and neighbors Rex T. Yates, former toMr. Taylor’s funeral Washington County Judge, to the serene cemetery, Willis Carl Trawick, Rev. located in what old timers Adolph Phares and the still refer to as Moody’s founders of R & M Electric Pasture. Shop, Nolan McDaniel and My interest in old J. T. Rustin. country, gospel, bluegrass Some of the topics were and traditional music,

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brought a commitment that I write stories on the well- known performer in that category as they have passed away. I know that I am not recalling all the articles written in every category. Those I readily recall were Hank Locklin, Don Helms (of the famed Hank Williams Band), Miss Kitty Wells, and later her husband, Johnny Wright, Folk Music Legend, Doc Watson and Wilma Lee Cooper of Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper fame. On Sept. 7, it was my sad duty to report the deaths of two music stars who performed concerts at the May 22, 1982 Railroad Centennial Celebration. They were Dr. Bill Foster of the Foster String Band from Florence, Alabama and Oscar Sullivan, of the Lonzo and Oscar Band out of Nashville. Among the veteran tributes, it has been my privilege to write a special feature article on my uncle, James Archie Harris. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church honored him with a special tribute on October 11, 2003 in a ceremony formulated by Merrill T. (Tom) Beasley, LTC, Inf, FARNG, Retired, the late Pat Davis and your writer. Col. Beasley narrated the major battle campaigns of Harris, including North Africa and Anzio Beach. He also outlined a host of Awards, including The Purple Heart at Anzio, along with the Silver Star and Bronze Star honors. On Aug. 4, 2007, the

opportunity came to feature a second World War II veteran and highly decorated hero, John Julius Fussell. I vividly recall sitting with him in the spacious and comfortable sales shelter on the Fussell Farm where he calmly and methodically outlined his U. S. Army experiences paralleling the travels of Archie Harris. Fussell received combat injuries at Anzio Beach and again at Po River in Italy. He was highly decorated with numerous awards, Combat Citations and ribbons for his honored service. John Julius Fussell passed away June 3 at the age of 93 while surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were conducted at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church on June 5 with throngs attending the funeral conducted by Rev. Alan English and the pastor, Rev. Tim Owen. Imagine the writer’s surprise and excitement when Rev. Owen immediately stated he would be basing many of his remarks on Judge Wells’ article in the newspaper in 2007 entitled “John Julius Fussell qualifies as one of ‘The Greatest Generation.’” He proceeded to quote much of contents of this book by Tom Brokaw, published in 1999. Your writer was again humbled in Rev. Owen making special reference to my story, where I wrote: ”Had Tom Brokaw, the international known journalist and newscaster,

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Staff Sgt. John Julius Fussell, pictured in a collage of the many Ribbons, Clusters, Medals, plus his “Dog Tag.” Frances and Julius had a perfect attendance record at all the 1944 Vernon High School Reunions, with the last one being held on April 20, 2013. chosen to use Washington County as the setting for his book, he would have looked no further than the life of John Julius Fussell, as one of the many featured heros named in his beautiful World War II stories.” Rev. English also referred to the deceased as numbering among The Greatest Generation, commenting, ”sadly it is a generation that is fast becoming extinct.” Please allow me to continue to think that

my path of writing for the past ten years is surely the Providential Hand of God directing my efforts. I have been more than compensated for my endeavors in ways other than in a pay check. 86 year old, Cecil Pippin, added to that pay day when he told me at Julius’ funeral his blessing in reading my article on his friend, J. C. Griffin, who passed away earlier this year. See you all next week.

Holmes County Historical Society recognizes two special ladies Two ladies who contributed Bethlehem and Ponce de Leon. greatly to the publication of the She began teaching at Bethlehem Heritage of Holmes County book two years after my husband went which was published in 2006 have there as agriculture teacher and they recently passed away. worked together until he moved to This past week Mrs. Hazel Pierce Holmes County High School in 1964. Helms Maringer died after a Helen moved to her alma long battle with Alzheimer’s mater, Ponce de Leon in 1976 disease. where she remained until Even though the retirement in 1981. beginning stages of the Through the years as we malady had already begun its have attended BHS school work, Mrs. Maringer was the and class reunions with Bill catalyst for the publication of and Helen, the love that her HAPPY CORNER Holmes County’s only family former students have for her Hazel Wells Tison history. attests to the kind of teacher When she learned that she was. Heritage Publishing Company’s She received the Distinguished owner, David Bice, was attempting Service Award from the Florida to get a committee together for the Future Homemakers of America purpose of collecting and assembling during her career. She and her family stories which would be students brought numerous honors published in a volume available to to Bethlehem High School. the public, Mrs. Maringer called the I get inquires about the publisher, arranged for a meeting availability of the Heritage History with the Holmes County Historical of Holmes County. During June, the Society and the process began. Publisher, Heritage Publishing has Many current and former county books for sale for a limited time for a residents contributed to the work by price of $45 plus shipping. submitting their family stories, but At the present time there are the book would never have been a none available in the county, but the reality, had not Mrs. Hazel Maringer Holmes County Historical Society arranged that first meeting. is in the process of securing copies Hazel Maringer was also and placing them in locations for the responsible for securing the Florida public to buy. style home which was moved from They will then return to the prethe New Hope community to Bonifay publication price of something like to serve as the Historical Society’s $65. museum. The Holmes County Historical In addition to Mrs. Maringer who Society is also planning a tag sale/ served as chairman of the Heritage yard sale with a silent auction on book committee, others who served Saturday July 13 from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. on the committee were were Pat at the Historical Society Building at Andrews, James and Mildred 412 W. Kansas Ave. Williams, Nancy Thomas, and six If you have items to donate, retired educators, John Brownell, contact LaVonne Tardif, the Dot Galloway, Helen Galloway, treasurer, at 547-7328. On that date, Nadine Hall, Shirlene Lashley, and the museum will be open for visitors. Hazel Tison. Also on the first Saturday of each Helen Commander Galloway also month from July through October, passed away recently. Her work in the museum will be open from 9 till researching and writing the report on 12 A.M. the schools for the Heritage History With deep appreciation, the of Holmes County was invaluable. Historical Society recognizes the Mrs. Galloway was a beloved importance of the contributions of home economics teacher at Mrs. Hazel Maringer and Mrs. Helen

Galloway in preserving the history of our county. Citizens are urged to get involved with the organization which is working tirelessly to collect the history of our county. They have secured and maintain a building for housing these artifacts. The president is Sue Brown and Buford Williams is secretary. The next meeting is July 11 at 4 p.m.

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Holmes BOCC moves forward in county manager search By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY — After much discussion, the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners agreed to move forward in their pursuit of a county manager at their June 11 meeting. The board tasked County Attorney Jeff Goodman with writing a job description to bring to the board at their next meeting. “I understand that you want a county administrator but without the authority to hire and fire,” Goodman said. “Someone who can coordinate between department heads and oversee public works but not with the full power of a county administrator. Basically it will be county coordinator and public works director.” Chairman Monty Merchant said he would like someone who would be willing go out to project sites to work. “I’m hoping he’s not a coat-and-tie man,” Merchant said. “We need a man that can put on his boots and get to work out there.” Project Engineer Jack Elliott and a

representative from the Department of Transportation gave an update on the progress being made to County Road 173 North. Elliott said very few tasks remain to finish the project, such as side drains and shoulders. “The south end looks better then the north end,” Commissioner Kenneth Williams said. “Will the north end be corrected before you leave? Also, how long can they hold people up, because I was out there for 22 minutes for almost 3 miles between barricades.” Elliott assured him the north end would be “polished up” before workers leave, and the maximum allowed space for barricades is 2 miles. “If it’s more than that, we need to correct it immediately,” Elliott said. The project has a tentative completion date of Nov. 15, he said, which could be extended because of weather. Resident JoAnn Cooey discussed drainage issues on her road. “Carmichael Road has drainage problems,” she said. “In some areas it is impassable, and the rest is

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Resident JoAnn Cooey discussed drainage issues on her road during the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners’ June 11 meeting. just in bad shape. Last time we discussed this, the board said they would send an engineer out. Did you?” County Engineer Whitney Nelson from Melvin Engineering told the board he did go out, plans were drawn and he met with a foreman, but work was never done. The board agreed to allow Nelson to meet with the foreman again and see that the project moves forward. Holmes County State Housing Initiatives Partnership Administrator Kathy Ahlen told the board Gov.

Rick Scott agreed to fund the State Housing Initiatives Program in August. SHIP provides funds to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to serve very low, low and moderate income families. The board agreed to a three-year extended contract with SHIP with the option of canceling with a minimum 60-day notice.

Commissioner Bobby Sasnett told the board he was down to two employees on his road and bridge crew, and the board approved of creating a temporary, sixmonth position and to advertise it. After much discussion, the board approved of allowing Caterpillar to fix one of Sasnett’s graders for $12,962.86. Sasnett said it had no brakes and that the turntable needed to be overhauled. Caterpillar estimated a twoweek period to repair it. “Park it and see if they will lend you a piece of equipment until the work is done,” Merchant said. Merchant told the board he met with the Department of Transportation in regard to repairing County Road 2 from County Road 82 to the Walton County line. “There’s a small portion, about a 2-mile distance, that is being left out,” Merchant said. “I’ve talked with DOT, and there may be a way to get funding for that stretch of road.” The board approved postponing the awarding of the bid until they hear from DOT. “I’ve also heard there are

some negative comments coming from board members,” Merchant said. “Comments about other commissioners and about how they will and will not do certain things. I am not so naive to think that employees won’t talk about our commissioners, but it is about time that we look at employees to do their job and stop blaming commissioners for work not being done.” Merchant also suggested they have a budget workshop soon. “There’s a lot of expenses coming down that we’ve got to be prepared for,” Merchant said. “Like the increase for retirement. Where they want us to pay for it in full, which would be almost a quarter of a million dollar increase.” Goodman also said Washington County was facing a 10 to 20 percent increase in health insurance because of Obamacare and that Holmes County shouldn’t overlook the same possibility. The next scheduled meeting of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is set for 6 p.m. June 25 at the BOCC boardroom, behind the Holmes County Courthouse.

CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH BONIFAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Aboev: Bonifay Elementary School held a free spaghetti supper for parents and students as they held a summer seminar on May 30. Top right: Dr. Jennifer Adams from the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium was a

guest speaker to help give parents ideas on how to do fun and educational activities with their children over the summer. Bottom right: Parents and students received ideas on how to use their summer time to get ahead in reading.

Florida Commission on Ethics hears complaints Special to The News TALLAHASSEE — Meeting in Tallahassee on June 7 in closed session, the Florida Commission on Ethics took action on 40 complaints, Chairwoman Susan Maurer announced on June 12. In a complaint filed against Arcadia City Councilmember Alice H. Frierson, the commission found no probable cause to believe she accepted compensation or a thing of value that was intended to influence her actions as a member of the Council. No probable cause also was found on an allegation that she had a voting conflict when she voted on measures relating to an airport. Laura Dees, Hamilton County Supervisor of Elections, was cleared of four allegations that she misused her position by using her office mailing labels for campaign materials; by withholding the daily absentee ballot request list from other candidates until the day after she mailed her own campaign materials; by campaigning to school children while serving in her public capacity; and by campaigning when registered voters came to her office. The allegations were dismissed with a finding of no probable cause.

No probable cause was found to believe Robert L. “Skip” Jarvis Jr., state attorney – 3rd Circuit, misused his position and resources to run non-law enforcement records checks through restricted databases. The Commission also found no probable cause to believe Jarvis disclosed or used information not available to the general public for the benefit of himself or another person. The commission also considered a complaint filed against Donna Storterlong, Glades County Commissioner, finding probable cause to believe she had a voting conflict when she voted on a measure in September 2012 to rank and select a contractor that inured to the special private gain of her son. Probable cause also was found on a vote that authorized the negotiation of a contract that also benefited her son. Probable cause was found to believe former Jefferson County Clerk of Court employee Stephanie Footman misused her position to misappropriate child support payments. The commission also found probable cause to believe she used inside information in order to misappropriate payments. The commission found

no probable cause to believe Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Olson misused his position to require employees to use annual leave and work on his re-election campaign. Probable cause was found to believe Trudie Infantini, Brevard County Commissioner, failed to timely file the required voting conflict form after abstaining from an October 2009 vote. However, the commission will take no further action on the allegation unless Infantini requests a hearing. The commission found no probable cause to believe that she voted on a September 2011 measure that inured to the special private gain of her employer. The commission found no probable cause to believe James Glass, Chattahoochee City Councilmember, failed to report a dinner valued at more than $100 received from Progress Energy. The commission found probable cause to believe Sen. Maria Sachs failed to properly disclose a condominium unit, income from her position as a legislator and her net worth on her 2008, 2009 and 2010 Form 6 disclosures. However, because she filed amended disclosure forms, it will

take no further action on the allegations unless Sen. Sachs requests a hearing. The commission also considered a complaint filed against Rep. Benny William Albritton and found no probable cause to believe he violated the Constitution by failing to disclose a home on his 2011 Form 6. Probable cause was found to believe Rep. Janet Adkins failed to properly disclose assets on her 2011 Form 6, but the commission will take no further action. The commission also found probable cause to believe Rep. Dennis K. Baxley, as well as former Sen. Stephen R. Wise and former Senator and candidate for Hillsborough County Property Appraiser Ronda Storms filed incomplete 2011 Form 6s but will take no further action. The commission granted a request by the Complainant for withdrawal of complaints filed against Orange County Health Department employees Kim Dove and Meghan Whidden. The commission dismissed a complaint against Citrus County Deputy Sheriff Steven Wayne Smolensky, finding the public interest would not be served by further proceedings. The complaint also contained allegations that were

insufficient to allege a possible violation of the ethics code. The commission dismissed the following complaints for lack of legal sufficiency: Gary Sharpe, Polk County employee; Sara Comander, Walton County commissioner; Stephen Furman, assistant Public Works director for Santa Rosa County; John Costigan, assistant general counsel for the Florida Department of Agriculture; Robert Herbstreith, Mary Esther Code Enforcement officer; Jenny Parham, city clerk and former interim city manager for High Springs; Raymond “Ray” Ivey, High Springs city attorney; Thomas Depeter, High Springs city attorney; Mary Foster, Department of Corrections probation officer; Jack Mullen, Robert Polluck and Lanny Howell Mexico Beach City Councilmembers; Pamela Bondi, Florida Attorney General; Diane Matousek, Clerk of the Circuit Court – 7th Judicial Circuit; Clay Adkinson, Walton County attorney and attorney for the Walton County Tourist Development Council; Jeffrey Dawsy, Citrus County sheriff; Gerald Dixon, sergeant in the Citrus County Sheriff ’s Office; Wayne Burns,

Bonnie White and Buddy Grant, commanders in the Citrus County Sheriff ’s Office; Sue Weller, mayor of High Springs; Edwin Booth, High Springs city manager; and Jeri Langman, High Springs city manager. The commission’s reviews for legal sufficiency are limited to questions of jurisdiction and determinations as to whether the contents of the complaint are adequate to allege a violation of the Code of Ethics. As no factual investigation precedes the reviews, the commission’s conclusions do not reflect on the accuracy of the allegations made in these complaints. The Florida Commission on Ethics is an independent nine-member commission formed in 1974 to review complaints filed under t he statutory Code of Ethics and to answer questions from public officials about potential conflicts of interest through its issuance of advisory opinions. If the Ethics Commission believes a violation of the law may have occurred, it may decide to hold a public hearing. If it concludes a violation has been committed, it may recommend civil penalties that include removal from office or employment and fines up to $10,000 per violation.

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Hooked on Outdoors I don’t see how a man can make a living fishing. In the 1960s, when there were no laws concerning the numbers of fish a boat could catch or the seasons a man could fish, it was a hard way to make a living. I realize if something had not been done and laws weren’t established we probably wouldn’t have any fish left to catch. It seems that some of these laws were a little stringent and some don’t seem necessary, but we have them all the same. Triggerfish regulations are an example. There hardly is a spot you can go in the Gulf that triggerfish won’t eat everything you put down for snapper. Outdoor They come Life to the Scott Lindsey surface captainlindsey@ there are so knology.net many. You might think there is no way we could fish them out, but we thought the same about snapper in the 1960s and we almost managed to do that. Most boat captains today have found it almost is impossible to own a big vessel with all the expenses that come with it and such a short season to fish. Some boat captains were going out of business before fish regulations and shortened seasons were put in place. Now try and run a business in 28 days. It’s impossible. That is why a lot of captains are going to smaller boats that carry four or less passengers. I try to feature some of these guys every so often. One such captain is Jeff Gager. Jeff spent 20-plus years working for the FWC, or the Marine Patrol as it was first called. When Jeff first indicated to me he wanted to go into the guide business I was a little skeptical. Jeff knew every law on the books and could identify almost every kind of fish in the Gulf, but his saltwater fishing abilities were a little lacking. Wanting to help him in any way I could, I gave him some numbers that I had caught fish on and he started with them and numbers some of his friends gave him. It wasn’t long before he was catching fish like gangbusters. Now he has more snapper spots than he could fish in a lifetime. He is hard working and very personable. If I had a group of kids or was going on a family trip, Capt. Jeff Gager is the guy I would choose. If you have a party of four or less and want to have an enjoyable trip in the Gulf and catch some fish, give Jeff a call at 527- 9730. His specialty is gag grouper, that season coming in July 1. He also has some pretty good snapper holes, I know because I gave them to him.

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New tarpon rules approved LAKELAND (AP) — After listening to more than 100 emotional opinions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week voted to move forward with a controversial proposal to modify the type of gear used to catch tarpon statewide. They also made tarpon a catch and release fish for the first time. The FWC’s proposed rule, passed by a 4-3 vote, would prohibit gear rigged with bottom weights — a technique that is notorious for catching tarpon, even if they are not feeding. Tarpons, also known as “silver kings,” can grow up to 8 feet and weigh more than 300 pounds and are prized by fishermen because they jump and fight when snagged. In Boca Grande Pass, the largest and most prolific tarpon nursery in the world, the hotly debated issue is whether illegal snagging occurs in during the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series’ annual round of tournaments. Conservationists claim that PTTS is responsible for many dead silver kings washing up on beaches during their contests. Several speakers told the seven-member panel the disagreements have degenerated to threats, intimidation and harassment. The Save the Tarpon organization asserted that PTTS’ reality TV show is the motivation behind the use of the flossing method that allows trophy fish to consistently be caught. The TV show has an audience of 44 million viewers, according to PTTS claims. A lawyer for PTTS speaking at the public hearing threatened the commission with a lawsuit if it passed the proposed changes to the gear. The Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce director Lew Hastings, a proponent of changes that may conserve the fishery, told the panel that the business community supports FWC’s draft proposal. Hastings said the fishery can collapse if not protected and that would bring economic devastation to his small island community. Hasting’s fear might have some basis. Half a century ago, the tarpon fishery did just that in Port Aransas, Texas, a small town that built its fortune on the silver kings and lost it when the fishery collapsed because of runoff pollutants. The town once known as

The FWC’s proposed rule, passed by a 4-3 vote, would prohibit gear rigged with bottom weights — a technique that is notorious for catching tarpon, even if they are not feeding.

TARPON FACTS AND FIGURES • Fossil research shows tarpon have been swimming in our oceans since prehistoric times. • The life span of a tarpon can be in excess of 50 years. The oldest tarpon in captivity lived to be 63 years old. • Because of its majestic appearance of size and color, the tarpon is nicknamed “silver king.” • Tarpon are primarily found in shallow coastal waters and estuaries, but they also are found in open marine waters, around coral reefs, and in some freshwater lakes and rivers. •Tarpon range from Virginia to central Brazil in the western Atlantic, along the coast of Africa in the eastern Atlantic, and all through the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. • Because of its strength, stamina and fighting ability, the tarpon is one of Florida’s premier game fish. • Tarpon have a special ability to gulp air at the surface when they are in a habitat that doesn’t provide enough oxygen. PHOTO AND FACTS PROVIDED BY FWC

Tarpon, Texas, is actively trying to restore the tarpon habitat. Dave Markett, a long-time fishing guide who works Boca Grande Pass, called the acrimony that has destroyed lifelong friendships “a modern day tragedy.” “There is no scientific evidence that this gear causes snagging,” he told the panel. “There is no biological issue with tarpons. No tragedy will happen today or tomorrow if you do a study.” He urged the commissioners to table the proposal or to vote it down. Several long-time fishermen told the regulators that numbers of tarpon have declined. They expressed serious concern that without action on the part of FWC, the tarpon will be driven away. Charter captain Mark Futch of Boca Grande related to the panel that he invented the bottom-weighted circle hook that is currently used by members of the PTTS tourney to snag tarpon. He says he and fellow anglers quit using it years ago when they saw the resulting carnage washing up on local beaches. He told the commissioners the snagging gear kills tarpon and harms the vulnerable fishery. Celebrities who have lent sponsorship in the past to the PTTS include revered illustrator Guy Harvey and New York Times best-selling author and former fishing guide Randy Wayne White. Both have publicly reversed their stance and supported the FWC’s proposed restrictions. The scientist in charge of the Tarpon and

Bonefish Trust, Dr. Aaron Adams, also called on the FWC to protect the unique tarpon resource. In explaining the FWC’s decision to move the draft rule forward, chairman Kenneth Wright said, “As a legal matter, we don’t have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt with scientific certainty that it’s snagging fish. We’d be studying this to death. I think we have compelling evidence of the need for the rule.” Commissioner Ronald Bergeron dissented. He said he did not have enough scientific evidence to prove the gear is harmful. He said he will request further information before the final passage of the proposed rule is taken up in Pensacola in September. The commission voted unanimously to make both bonefish and tarpon catch and release only. Possession of a single tarpon will be allowed only when in pursuit of an International Game Fish Association record. Tarpon 40 inches or more must stay in the water at all times. FWC staff determined that larger fish are harmed if withdrawn from the supporting waters. The PTTS and other tournament organizers have recently adopted a calculation of weight based on measurements that can be taken with the fish in the water, but the new rule will be now applied across the state. Bonefish will not be allowed to be weighed and must be returned to the water with as little harm as possible. Neither fish is considered edible.

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Softball tourney against domestic violence a success By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com CHIPLEY — In spite of the raging heat, a dozen teams showed up to compete in The WashingtonHolmes Domestic Violence Task Force’s co-ed softball tournament on June 15 to raise money to build a shelter for battered women and their children. “We’re raising money because there isn’t a shelter within a 100 miles for a woman and her children to escape an abusive relationship,� said Missy Sword Lee, Family Intervention Program Supervisor with Habilitative Services of Northwest Florida. “It’s bad enough that they’ve found themselves in a harmful relationship, they don’t need to pack up their things, quit their jobs, pull their kids out of school and have to move all the way to Panama City to find assistance.� The 12 teams that participated were Taylor Chiropractic, Holmes County Sheriff ’s Office, Children’s Advocacy Center partnered with Bay County Sheriff ’s Office, Department of Children and Families, LMC/Anchorage/BBCBC, three teams from First Free Will Baptist Church, Bonifay Athletic

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Hundreds showed up to support the Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force as they held a co-ed softball tournament at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, to raise money to build a shelter for battered women and their children. Club, Florida Highway Patrol, Alicia Brininger and the Bombers and Joel Patrick and the Seam Splitters. “The Rev. Luther Farmer of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, whose daughter was involved in domestic violence years ago and was murdered as a re-

sult, said the opening prayer,� Lee said. “Cody Boyette sang the National Anthem and Judge Colby Peel threw the opening pitch to Jake Zauner. A big thank you to Guy Lane and the city of Chipley for letting us use Pal’s Park.� First place went to Joel Patrick and the Seam Splitters,

second place went to Chris Ellis and the Florida Highway Patrol, third place went to Dr. Mark Taylor and Taylor Chiropractic and fourth place went to Johnny Slay and Bonifay Athletic Club. “The community donated some of the food, all of the prizes and several cash donations including a very generous donation of $400 from Holmes County Teen Court,� said Lee. “Several students from Washington County and Holmes County schools earned community service hours by working in the concession stand and umpiring games/keeping score. Bonifay Chief of police Chris Wells also helped umpire several games.� She said there were a lot of donated items to raffle to help raise money for the cause. “Nicole Everson photography donated a photo session package valued at $600 and Trinity Martial Arts donated $500 worth of martial arts and cage fitness classes,� said Lee. “We were able to auction off items from Little Obsessions Boutique, The Silver Door, Southern Comfort Gift Boutique and Dashing Designs by Clarissa Moore.� The Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force holds a regular meeting the second

Thursday of every month, alternating between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Washington-Holmes Technical Center. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on July 11 at the WashingtonHolmes Technical Center’s Student Commons. In September they will visit Washington and Holmes County’s Board of County Commissioners with a proclamation acknowledging September as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In October, they will hold a walk/vigil and a concert in memory of loved ones who have been affected by domestic violence. Lee also said that she is looking for anyone who would donate their house or facility as a shelter, explaining that they could receive no state funding until the shelter was successfully up and running for one year. “We’re a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and any donation is tax deductible,� Lee said. “If there was someone that could be so kind as to donate their empty home for a shelter it would be a tremendous blessing.� For more information, contact Lee at 850-596-3288, WashingtonHolmesDVtaskforce@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 216, Chipley, FL 32428.

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Mosley’s Piorkowski chooses Boise State By JASON SHOOT

747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot jshoot@pcnh.com LYNN HAVEN — Like Henry Ford producing the world’s first automobiles with an assembly line of his creation, Gymnastics Plus is churning out college athletes with its own remarkable efficiency. Rose Piorkowski, a 15-yearold gymnast at Gymnastics Plus and junior-to-be at Mosley, has committed to Boise State University as part of the Broncos’ 2015 recruiting class. She is the fourth Gymnastics Plus member to attract a college scholarship in the past few years. Athletes in most sports wait until their senior year before the recruitment process ramps up to its full intensity, but gymnastics coaches at the college level aren’t waiting around. Piorkowski hadn’t even finished her sophomore year at Mosley before Boise State’s coaches had an offer on the table. “It’s kind of tough to be at such a young age and decide where to go,� Piorkowski said. “But now I don’t have to worry anymore. I know where I’m going

to college.� Piorkowski said her father is in the Air Force, and her family “has moved every three years.� She said she has lived in California, Kansas, Texas and Florida, so she may be better prepared than most teenagers to live on the other side of the country from her immediate family. “Then again,� she said, “it is 3,000 miles away. But I’ll have my team there. It’s like you get automatic friends in a way.� Piorkowski placed second all-around in her Level 10 group at the state championships in March, and she was 21st overall in the Region 8 Championships a month later, an effort that included a second-place finish on the vault. Gymnastics Plus coach Steve Arkell said that Piorkowski is good enough on the vault and floor right now that she could contribute on Boise State’s team in those disciplines. Piorkowski said that she needs work on the uneven bars if she wants to compete all-around for the Broncos. “Bars is the biggest thing I have to improve,� she said. “I don’t particularly care for the bars. The bars are where I have

the biggest mental block. I’d much rather be tumbling and make sure my feet can hit the ground. ‌ I have to improve on the bars if I want to make their lineup.â€? With her college choice finalized, Piorkowski said she won’t simply relax for the next two years. She said she has to stay in shape and add new skills. “Their coach said he was going to come out every couple months and see how I’m doing,â€? Piorkowski said. “I have to make sure I’m living up to their expectations.â€? Piorkowski follows in the footsteps of three former and current Gymnastics Plus teammates who have committed to NCAA Division I gymnastics programs. Alie Glover is at the University of Iowa, and current Gymnastics Plus gymnast Nikki Youd will join her on the Hawkeye roster in 2014. Another Gymnastics Plus alum, Chelsey Baker, is competing at Alaska-Anchorage. “We train long hours and we train hard,â€? Piorkowski said. “We’re all working, and we’re all dedicated. Steve and Sue (Arkell) have turned this program around. They’re such good coaches.â€?

C.H.A.M.P. Camp begins next week in Panama City From Staff Reports PANAMA CITY — The time is now for area football players to improve as athletes and as people. Bay County will be home to C.H.A.M.P. Camp starting next week. The camp has a mission to affect the lives of the clinics’ participants and will focus on fundamental skills, but players can expect guidance in areas off the field as well. The C.H.A.M.P. Camp, created by Campbellton native and Denver Broncos assistant director of pro personnel Anthony “Champ� Kelly, is slated for June 28-29 at Bozeman. Kelly’s camp is a fixture in the area and previously was hosted in Graceville. Kelly moved the camp, which is free to all participants, to Bozeman this

year in hopes of drawing in players from Bay, Jackson, Washington and Holmes counties. The C.H.A.M.P. Camp is a non-contact clinic, and kids ages 10-17 are invited to participate. Younger players will work on fundamentals, and older, more experienced players will receive more extensive training. Professional and college athletes will be on hand to provide instruction. Admission is free. Kelly overcame his own struggles early in life and played football collegiately at the University of Kentucky. He has progressed up the front office ladder in Denver since joining the Broncos as a scout in 2007. Sharing life advice is a cornerstone of his camp, and anyone interested in participating can visit heartpowerinc.org.

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the second week of its Summer Reading Program with Going Wild for Reading. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials showed off their albino deer and their newest fawn, Easter. Bottom: FWC officials put on a demonstration about indigenous Florida animals, showing them a bear skull, a variety of bird feathers and a baby alligator, to name a few.

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CHIPLEY — First Federal Bank of Florida announced the completion of the Washington County Public Library Community Rewards Program. First Federal donated $1,000 to the Washington County Public Library through customer participation in the program. The funds will be used to purchase books and supplies for the library. The Community Rewards Program is a way for First Federal and the community to partner together to support local organizations. Every time a First Federal customer, who is enrolled in the program, uses their

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Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia Guy.com “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) The last thing to happen is the ultimate, but what is the nextto-last called? Postultimate, Antepenultimate, Dultimate, Penultimate 2) As founded in 1850, what was “Thomas Cook” the world’s first? Steam locomotive, Soda fountain, Travel agency, Roller coaster 3) Both Lincoln and JFK were assassinated on what day of the week? Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 4) What breakfast food arrived at its name from the German word for stirrup? Waffle, Hash browns, Croissant, Bagel 5) What U.S. state was almost called Kanawha? Florida, West Virginia, Idaho, Maine 6) What term describes when about 50 percent of us live within 50 miles of our birthplace? Milarepa, Propinquity, Cryptomnesia, Darden 7) In his earlier days who was known as the “Preaching Windmill?” Billy Graham, Joel Osteen, Robert Tilton, Ernest Angley 8) History’s most prolific writer, Mary Faulkner, wrote how many books? 171, 360, 809, 904 9) When in the shower around what percent of people wash from top to bottom? 45, 60, 75, 84

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Left: Donna Rhodes, Bonifay middle School home economics teacher, stands surrounded by all 65 quilts made this semester. Right:

Rhodes stands next to Katie Tate, winner of the Gold Thimble Award.

BMS students quilt for kids Special to Extra Bonifay Middle School’s Home Economic enrichm ent class held its fourth quilt show for the students and their families. There were 65 quilts on display, all made by the students and BMS home economics teacher Donna Rhodes. The Home Economics class has been very busy since the middle of January, work on these charity quilts. There were over 100 parents, grandparents as well as siblings of the quilters present to see the work of these students. The quilts have been made for “Quilts for Kids” a charity that gives quilts to children who are in the hospital or have been through a life threatening illness. Students voluntarily help sew and put together these quilts. The quilts will soon be donated to a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This project gives students an opportunity to learn and use their talents and

abilities in a rewarding way. The hospital the quilts are going to allows direct delivery, which means the quilts are given to the hands of the child. “It is very rewarding to see the smiles on their faces as they receive a quilt. Some of the medical situations are hard on your heart, but you know that you are giving comfort to a child and parents. The emotions with each delivery can be overwhelming. However, I find good in each visit,” Rhodes said During the quilt show, a slide show was played of students working on their quilt with a picture of each student holding their finished product proudly. Students were given a certificate for their services and a picture of themselves with their quilt. Recognition was given to 10 students who showed special sewing machine skills. They received a special certificate for learning and working with the sewing machine properly.

This year, a special award, The Gold Thimble Award, was given to an eighth grade student who showed special skills and a good hardworking attitude. The award was given to Katie Tate. The quilt she completed this semester was Katie’s third quilt that she has made while in home economics. The students also gave a quilt to a young girl from Cottondale that has been through a life threatening illness. Her name is Julie Mayo, and she is 5 years old. One of the quilters, Shauni Hooper, met Julie in the hospital in Birmingham, Ala., while she went through a medical issue. Shauni presented Julie the quilt she made. The quilt was a “Princess and the Frog” theme. Bonifay Middle School will accept donations of new, brightly colored, kid-friendly, 100 percent cotton fabric. If interested in donating, bring items to the school. For more information about this Shauni Hooper stands next to Julie Mayo with the organization, go to www. special presentation quilt. quiltsforkids.org.

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10) What does an eirmonger ordinarily sell? Eggs, Apples, Matches, Newspapers 11) A politician with no interest in issues or principles is called a what? Snollygoster, Selfcoater, Smudgecoaster, Sirixie 12) The world’s first TV news helicopter was introduced in what city in 1958? Seattle, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Atlanta

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13) The average American looks at how many houses before buying one? 4, 6, 8, 10 14) What are “counties” called in Alaska? Frontiers, Parishes, Zones, Divisions ANSWERS 1) Penultimate. 2) Travel agency. 3) Friday. 4) Bagel. 5) West Virginia. 6) Propinquity. 7) Billy Graham. 8) 904. 9) 75. 10) Eggs. 11) Snollygoster. 12) Los Angeles. 13) 8. 14) Divisions.

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Samantha Peacock, Chenoa Carnley, Caleb Cooley, Kinslee Morrell, Emily Shelby, Cassie McGlammery, Sidney Revels, Blake Gardner and Brooke Birge.

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Kiwanis Club hear about Covenant Hospice CHIPLEY — The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon at Pattillo’s Restaurant at the Washington-Holmes Technical Center on June 4. Lunch was provided by the students of the culinary program at the Technical Center. Key Club Liaison Member Garrett Martin presented a check to Belinda Collins for her service as the faculty advisor for the Chipley High School Key Club. Jennifer Griffin and

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Donna Meldon of the Covenant Hospice presented the program. Griffin noted the purpose of hospice care is to “put more life in your days when you can’t put more

days in your life.� She went on to say Covenant Hospice provides a huge amount of indigent care. The Garden Gala, which they promote in Marianna, is now in its eighth year. The Garden Gala provides funds to support indigent care. Local artists paint furniture items, which are auctioned off. There is also a silent auction. The painted garden items include six-foot benches, swings and chairs. The preview of these items is to be held Thursday at the

Marianna Office. The Gala has raised $56,000-60,000 annually. Griffin said $10 pays for one day of medical equipment while $100 will send one child to Camp Monarch at Pinnacle Point. The camp is held to help bereaved children deal with the loss of loved ones. Griffin’s job is fundraising for Covenant Hospice, including special events. On June 22, there will be a special dinner featuring

the Moonliters, a 16-piece jazz band. A highlight of the event will be a harpist who will perform. The cost is $60 per person or $100 per couple. Donna Meldon discussed the Volunteer Program. In the four-county area, there are more than 300 volunteers. They drove more than 4,000 miles last year and provided more than 8,300 volunteer hours. This included 5,000 hours of patient care and 3,000 hours of outreach

Kiwanis hear ear, nose and throat specialist CHIPLEY — The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon at Pattillo’s Restaurant at the Washington – Holmes Technical Center, on June 4. Lunch was provided by the students of the culinary program at the Technical Center. Paul Goulding, program chair, introduced Dr. James Wall, ear, nose and throat specialist (M.D. certified in otolaryngology)) at Northwest Florida Community Hospital as the program. Also present from the hospital were Heather Shelby, R.N., medical manager (case management, utilization review), and Dr. Martin Roberts (Internal Medicine and Hospitalist). Wall discussed medical emergencies of the ear, nose and head. Wall noted the eighth cranial nerve controls hearing and balance. Swimmer’s ear, a common summer problem for children, is often contracted by swimming in contaminated bodies of water such as ponds. Because the ear is close to the brain, swimmer’s ear left untreated can spread to the brain and become meningitis or a brain abscess. Children can develop cauliflower ears (deformed ears) from wrestling and can also be due to child abuse. The deformation of the ear is due to a vascular injury which causes a portion of the ear to wither. A middle ear infection, or otitis me-

dia, is painful and is often caused by a strep or pseudomonas infection and is treated with antibiotics. Sudden hearing loss, though unusual, should be seen to quickly since it can be caused by blockage of the cochlear artery or a viral infection. Either condition should be treated immediately since it can lead to permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss can be conductive or sensory neural loss such as ear wax or a hole in the membrane. The membrane in the ear is as thin as a butterfly’s wing. Gun shots or other loud noises can damage the membrane. People often experience a broken nose which often is crooked. It should be treated because a broken nose can result in a septal hematoma (blood clot inside the nose) which can dissolve the inside of the nose. A broken jaw can be diagnosed simply at home. Slip a table knife in each side of the teeth and have the person bite down. If the jaw is broken, one or both of the blades can be pulled out easily. Nose bleeds are either anterior or posterior (outside or inside). People who take blood thinner (this includes taking a regular aspirin daily) often have nose bleeds. A simple cure for a nose bleed is the over-the-counter spray Afrin. Afrin constricts the blood vessels and can stop the nose bleed.

Aspirin is a blood thinner because aspirin stops the platelets from working. The platelets in the blood are what causes blood to coagulate. Posterior nose bleeds are more difficult because the treatment is a long plug like a very slim tampon which the doctor inserts in the nose. The plug can be blown up and needs to stay in the nose for hours to help the blood vessel coagulate. Posterior nose bleeds are often due to high blood pressure or blood thinners. Sinus pain in the face can be caused by allergies or a sinus infection. Because the sinuses are close to the eyes, a sinus infection sometimes can cause blindness in 24-72 hours. This is why sinus infections should not be ignored if they continue. All of these conditions can happen but usually do not. However, it is great to have an experienced physician in the community to treat these medical emergencies when they occur. Member David Eaton, pharmacist at Northwest Florida Community Hospital, said the hospital has acquired a new hearing booth, which should be in operation in the next few weeks. A doctor of audiology will be working with Wall to test hearing, including newborns and children too young to talk. Appointments for hearing tests can be scheduled by calling the hospital or Walls’ office at 415-8185.

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and fundraising. In order to be a volunteer, the person must be screened with a Level II background check. The Marianna office of Covenant Hospice covers Jackson, Holmes and Washington counties. The Kiwanis club meets Tuesdays at Patillo’s Restaurant in the middle of the WHTC campus at noon. For an invitation, contact any Kiwanian or David Solger, membership chairperson, at 638-1276.

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Carter and Dodd to wed in August Gil and Gina Carter of Chipley, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mariah Leeann Carter, to Ricky Lee Dodd, son of Darryl Dodd and Karen Bain Land of Vernon. Mariah is a 2010 graduate of Chipley High School and is attending Florida State University’s Panama City campus pursuing a degree in psychology. Ricky is a 2009 Chipley High School graduate also attending Panama City’s Florida State University campus. He will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. An August 2013 wedding is planned.

McLendon and Taylor to wed on June 22 Paul and Connie McLendon of Quincy are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Clara Kay McLendon, to Spencer Harrison Taylor, the son of Stephen and Shelia Taylor of Bonifay. Clara is a 2009 graduate of Robert F. Munroe Day School and is currently working on her degree in Criminology. Grandparents of the Bride are Betty Sue McLendon and the late Winston McLendon of Quincy and Tommy and Maxine Bush of Bonifay. Spencer is a 2009 graduate of Holmes County High School. Grandparents of the groom are Buck and Elaine Taylor of Bonifay and Ronald and Frances Harrison of Bonifay. The wedding date is June 22, 2013, at 3 p.m., Eastern Time at The Garden Center of Quincy. They invite you all to join them on their special day.

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Gritney VFD boot drive totals $1,000 for tornado victims By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com GRITNEY — Gritney Volunteer Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary, with the assistance of a few of the volunteer firefighters, held a boot drive on June 1 to raise money to donate to the American Red Cross for the Oklahoma tornado victims. The women’s auxiliary was able to raise $500 and the Gritney Volunteer Fire Department matched it equally for a total of $1,000. “We’d like to thank the community for their generous donations and contributions,� said Fire Chief Stephen Jones. “Without them

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Gritney Volunteer Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary with the assistance of a few of the volunteer firefighters held a boot drive on June 1 to raise money to donate to the American Red Cross for the Oklahoma tornado victims and raised $500, which was matched equally by the Gritney Volunteer Fire Department. this wouldn’t have been Jessica Seale said that she possible.� was surprised at the amount Secretary of the Gritney they were able to raise. Volunteer Fire Department “I’m surprised and so

very proud of the support that has been given to this department,� said Seale. “We were expecting around $200 max and when we made it to $500 it was amazing. The community has been a blessing and we hope to build more and more of a relationship with them.� Some extended efforts being made by the department to strengthen community bonds, explained Seale, are to hold an event for the community at least once a month. “On July 11, 12 and 13 we’ll be holding a summer day camp for the children,� she said. “We’ll have Smokey the Bear come out on Thursday, West Florida Electric come out on Friday

and on Saturday we’ll hold a fun day,� said Seale. “If anyone wants to donated some bouncy houses for that day that would be more than welcomed.� She requested anyone interested in attended to preregister their children so that they will be able to accommodate to all children. She said they are also looking for more women to join the auxiliary.

“You don’t have to be a member of the fire department to be a part of the auxiliary,� said Seale. “We’re a group of women raising money through bake sales and the like so that we can do more for the community at no charge. We also welcome junior firefighters, which we help train until they are of age to volunteer.� For more information contact Seale at 768-0848.

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she stayed at a lean body weight, and she took several different dietary supplements for her joints, one of which was an omega-3 fatty acid, to help reduce pain associated with inflammation. “Being overweight results in more stress on the joints because they are supporting more weight,� said Davidson. “In addition, excess body fat promotes inflammation in the body and can worsen the signs of arthritis.� Reveille came to the TAMU veterinary physical rehabilitation service several times weekly. Her treatments included electro-acupuncture and laser therapy for pain and she exercised regularly in the underwater treadmill. “Walking in water is helpful for arthritis because the buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the joints, allowing for more comfortable movement,� said Davidson. “In addition, the water provides some resistance, which helps promote leg strength.� The TAMU Small Animal Hospital also provides nonmedical treatments to help with pain, such as dry needling, laser, highenergy wave therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and electro-acupuncture. A veterinarian can give recommendations for various dietary supplements and a home exercise plan, as well as provide dietary counseling to choose the most appropriate diet to maintain lean body weight in your pet. “There is no one right recipe for every dog,� Eckman said. “You have options, and you have to determine what works and what doesn’t work.�

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Go ahead — make dad’s day Throughout the year, in favor of puffing. many days of celebration Perhaps with some are tucked capriciously into effort, Father’s Day could be the calendar. So much so, a little more exciting. I am it is hard to find any day of not saying this just because the year where something I am a father. Well, maybe I or someone is not being am, but if I don’t who will? observed, which Fathers in has benefited general are rather the greeting card humble and hesitant company, you can to speak about be sure. I am not themselves. Every positive, but I think father knows talk they have had a is not cheap, and great deal to do with because he has designating these spent so much on DR. JAMES days. Mother’s Day, he L. SNYDER Some days simply is practicing Out to Pastor are celebrated a good manners and little more enthusiastically shuts up. than others. The Fourth However, every father of July has firecrackers; needs to know he is truly Halloween has funny and appreciated by his family. scary costumes, not to Although you cannot buy a mention bags of candy; father, it is possible to rent and Christmas boasts the him on occasion. Christmas tree and jolly old I am in favor of St. Nick with all his presents, celebrating Father’s Day and it is hard to compete “any which way you can.� with Christmas parties. It really does not matter And we come to Mother’s to the father involved. Any Day. According to experts, father would consider his more telephone calls are child a “million dollar baby� placed on Mother’s Day if he or she would just give than any other day of the a Father’s Day card to him, year. Also, try to walk into a along with a nice hot cup restaurant and get a seat. of coffee while sitting in his There is a theory, stating favorite chair reading the the reason Father’s Day is newspaper. Nothing the so lame is because so much children did throughout has been spent on Mother’s the year would remain Day, there is nothing left. “unforgiven� if something I think there should be this simple were done on a rule that says, whatever Father’s Day. Mother’s Day costs As it stands, Father’s fathers, mothers should Day is celebrated “every spend on Father’s Day. which way but loose,� and This would do one of two I believe it is time this has things; decrease Mother’s stopped. Too many loose Day or puff Father’s Day ends concerning Father’s spending. Personally, I am Day. It is a “true crime� the

way certain things are left hanging concerning fathers. Some fathers have felt like “the dead pool� around Father’s Day, not knowing exactly what to expect. Mother’s Day is rather simple. Every mother knows she will get certain things; flowers, a Mother’s Day card and dinner at her favorite restaurant. By the time Father’s Day comes around everybody is so exhausted from Mother’s Day, not to mention most fathers are broke, nobody knows exactly how to make dad’s day special. Too many people are uptight about Father’s Day and feel like they are running “the gauntlet.� When I say people, I am referring primarily to Yours Truly. Nobody seems to know what to do about good ole dad on his special day. Fortunately, I have some ideas along this line. With some of the presents I have received, I am beginning to think my children imagine me as a “space cowboy,� or maybe a “high plains drifter� driving around in a “pink Cadillac� heading for “the bridges of Madison County.� When it comes to being a father, I assure you I am not “the rookie� walking on a “tightrope,� directly “in the line of fire� running toward “heartbreak ridge.� I have quite a bit of experience being a father, going back more than 40 years. As a father, I have three children notched on my belt. At times, I have felt like “the

enforcer� and the only way to deal with those children was to use “magnum force� and “hang ‘em high.� I must confess at times I felt like a “pale rider� sweating it out in the “city heat,� realizing no matter how hard I try it is not “a perfect world� we live in. What would make my day, and other fathers’ day, would be a present I could really use, or at least understand without spending an entire day reading the directions. In spite of all this, I have discovered one thing; being a father is its own reward. The Bible puts fatherhood high on the list of important positions in life. David, the Psalmist, put his feelings about being a father into familiar words to all who have read the Bible. “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.� (Psalm 127:3-5 KJV.) This year, my advice is, go ahead and make dad’s day. He deserves it. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Contact him at 1-866-5522543 or jamessnyder2@ att.net or visit www. jamessnyderministries.com.

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Faith BRIEFS Cornerstone to perform PONCE de LEON — Cornerstone, a bluegrass gospel group, will be singing at Otter Creek Methodist Church at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 15, The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81.

Evangelistic Center plans revival CARYVILLE — Caryville Evangelistic Center will be having a revival June 16 -19. Brother Marvin Grier will be preaching and special singing.

Get on Board BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem Baptist Church will be having VBS from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., on June 17-21. There will be a sign up party from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 8. Lunch will be served at the sign up party. Classes will be for ages three thru high school. For more information call Anita at 547-3997.

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her children, Clark H. “Chip� Shotwell Jr. and wife, Karen, of Naples and Dr. Barbara “Bobbi� Sheffield and husband, David, of Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Frank Guba and wife, Jane, of Ft. Lauderdale; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Graceville with the Rev. Tim Folds officiating. Burial followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. Friday and also from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday. Flowers are accepted or those wishing can make memorials to the Baptist College of Florida 5400 College Drive Graceville, FL 32440 or First Baptist Church P.O. Box 565 Graceville, FL 32440. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. jamesandlipford.com.

Ms. Yvonne (Baxley) Carswell, 76, of Graceville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, after an extended illness. Ms. Carswell was born on May 25, 1937, to J.B. and Mary V. (Patterson) Baxley. Ms. Carswell had been retired for many years and enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, spending time with family and visiting with friends. Ms. Carswell was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James Merdis Carswell; an infant son and daughter; her father, J.B. Baxley, and her mother, Mary V. Peters; her brothers, James L. Baxley and Edward Baxley; her brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Judy Peters; and her sister-in-law, Ann Peters. Ms. Carswell is survived by her son, Ricky Carswell (Judy) of Merritt Island; daughter, Tamie Keller (Greg) of Fadette, Ala.; son, Ronnie Carswell of Graceville; her

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grandchildren, Christy Woodham (Rusty), Jamie Carswell, Melissa Williams (Jerrad), Jared Carswell, Lauren Roland (David), Brandon Keller and Cody Carswell; her brothers, Bill Baxley (Betty) of Mississippi, John Wayne Peters (Helen) of Marianna and Charles Peters (Joett) of Noma; her sisters-inlaw, Merle and Bessie Baxley of Plant City; her great-grandchildren, Dylan Durrance, Wes Holley, Emma Holley and Gracen Holley and Sydney Carswell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Williams Funeral Home of Graceville with the Rev. Kent Lampp officiating. Burial followed at Marvin Chapel in Graceville. The family received friends at Williams Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made to Covenant Hospice, 5041 North 12th Avenue, Pensacola, Florida 32504.

Carrie M. Gatlin Mrs. Carrie Mae Gatlin, 88 of Westville, died on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Born Sunday, Sept. 7, 1924, in Clermont, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Harris and the late Carrie Wilson Harris. She was a member of Hickory Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Gatlin, and a son, Arthur Lee Gatlin Jr. Surviving are a son, Robert (Bob) Gatlin of Westville; daughter, Glenda Roush and husband, Dale, of Enterprise, Ala.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service was

held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Grier officiating. Interment followed in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Westville, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 4-6 p.m., on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.

Thelma Hewett Phillips, 92, brothers, Lee Hewett and Joseph of Bonifay, went home to be with Hewett; and three sisters, her twin her Lord and Savior on Monday, Velma Padgett, Edna Phillips and June 10, 2013. She passed away at Loyce Hicks. the home of her daughter Carolyn She is survived by four Cooley, surrounded by family. daughters and sons-in-law, Altha Mrs. Phillips was born Nov. 11, and Simon Curry of Bonifay, 1920, to Marion Celonia Hewett Carolyn and Jerry Cooley of THELMA H. and Susan Ann Flowers Hewett Bonifay, Joy and Dr. Jerry PHILLIPS in Westville. She graduated from Galloway of Geneva, Ala. and Sue Holmes County High School in and Tim Markham of Gulf Breeze; 1940 and shortly after married Clarence grandchildren, Greg Curry, Scott (Christi) Gable Phillips. The couple initially settled Curry, Simona (Steve) Mayo, Anthony in Virginia but returned to Holmes County (Rachel) Cooley, Amy (Joe) Frix, Jared after seven years. Mrs. Phillips looked Galloway and Brandi Markham; and greatafter their home and in the spring worked grandchildren, Sabre (Steve) Vassallo, with her husband at their family business, Skyler Mayo, Zach, Clayton and Caleb Holmes County Milling Company in Cooley and Phillip Curry. Bonifay. She was a devout Christian, a Funeral services were held Friday, Bible scholar and a “prayer warrior� June 14, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church for her family and community. She was in Bonifay with the Rev. Eddie Eaton a great influence on her children and officiating. Mrs. Phillips was then laid to grandchildren as she shared her faith with rest beside her husband in the Mt. Olive them through her godly example. She Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers were was a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Greg Curry, Scott Curry, Anthony Cooley, Church for 66 years and loved teaching Jared Galloway, Steve Mayo and Joe Frix. children through Sunday school classes, Memorial donations may be made to the Sunbeams and Girls Ambassadors. She Florida Baptist Children’s Home (1000 also had a passion for mission work and Chemstrad Road, Cantonment, FL 32533) was active in the Women’s Missionary or Mt. Olive Baptist Church (c/o Paul Union. Strickland, 1945 Whitehead Road, Bonifay, Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by FL 32425). her husband of 57 years; her parents; two

Mr. Cecil Earl Branning, age 65, of Westville, passed away June 14, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. He was born Oct. 15, 1947 in Tampa. He was preceded in death by his father, John Will Sasnett, and a brother, Gary Sasnett. Mr. Branning is survived by his mother and stepfather, Delores Sasnett Baez and Jose Baez of Westville; two sisters, Amanda Driggers and husband, Timmy, of Westville, and Sandra Walker and husband, Lance, of Lakeland; three brothers, John Sasnett of Westville, Raymond Sasnett and wife, Detha, of Plant City and Larry Sasnett of Plant City; uncles and aunts, Henry and Joann Sasnett of Westville, Juanita Kirkland of Westville, Naomi Escobio and husband, Manuel, of Westville and Ladonna Riley of California; and several nieces and nephews. Memorialization was by cremation, with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Carl E. Stevens Sr. Mr. Carl Edwin Stevens Sr., 72, of Montgomery, Ala., died on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at CAVHCS in Tuskegee, Ala. Born Friday, Oct. 25, 1940, in Bonifay, he was the son of the late Carris Stevens and the late Lillie Slay Stevens. He served in the United States Marine Corps. Surviving are son, Carl Stevens Jr. of St Augustine; daughters, Donna Darrikhuma of Danville, Va., and Karen Stevens of Jacksonville; brother, Howard Stevens

Buford Johns and wife, Voncile, of New Orleans, La.; three sisters, Shelby Hughen and husband, Woody, of Fountain, Gracie Maddox and husband, Leo, of Panama City and Lokey Grissett and husband, Adolph, of Panama City; four grandchildren, Chris, Daniel, Marcia and Denise; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Johns, of Sunny Hills. The family received friends Wednesday evening June 12, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Eastside Assembly of God Church in Panama City with the Rev. Terry Segers and the Rev. David LaGrange officiating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Panama City. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. The family will be staying at 1509 Wyoming Ave. in Lynn Haven. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.

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Luell J. Rogers, age 79 of Youngstown, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the Bay Medical Center. Luell was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Washington County to the late Charlie and Corene (Finch) Johns. She had been a resident of Bay County most of her life, where she attended Eastside Assembly of God Church in Panama City. Luell loved her family as well as quilting and gardening. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a brother, Cresko Johns, and her husband of 39 years, Henry Rogers. Survivors include one son, Frankie Rogers and his wife, Sue, of Altha; two daughters, Alice Taylor and husband, Billy, of Lynn Haven and Derenda Pitts of Youngstown; six brothers, Eugene Johns and wife, Nita, of Fountain, Roscoe Johns and wife, Mary Ann, of Panama City, Charles Earl Johns and wife, Carol, of Wausau, Lowell Johns and wife, Sandy, of Chipley, Edward Johns and wife, Judy, of Fountain and

of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Clara Llewellyn of Arlington, Texas; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carson Fender officiating. Interment followed in Union Hill Cemetery, Bonifay, with Military Honors provided by the United States Marine Corp. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m., on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.

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Mrs. Ella Mae Daniel, 85, of Ponce De Leon, died on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 1997 Old Mt. Zion Road in Ponce De Leon. Born Thursday, April 5, 1928, in Holmes County, she was the daughter of the late Wiley Goddin and the late Bessie Morrison Goddin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Daniel; son, Larry Daniel; grandson, Greg Thomas; son-in-law, Bill Thomas; nephew, Don Daniel; sisters, Mella Lee Owen, Vadalene Owen and Betty Jean Manning; and

brothers, Colin Lee Goddin and Odis Goddin. Surviving are sons Roy Daniel of Ponce de Leon and Raymon Daniel of Ponce de Leon; daughter, Wanda Thomas of Ponce De Leon; stepson, C W Daniel of Cantonment; brother, Cotis Goddin of Ponce de Leon; sisters, Joyce Thorn of Red Bay, Gladys Sapp of Ponce de Leon, Mary Lee Weimorts of Ponce de Leon and Louise Goddin of Mobile, Ala.; nieces, Betty Gregory of Arkansas, Alice Casey of Texas and

Judy Woodall of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 26 greatgrandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry McGowan and the Rev. Jonathan Daniel officiating. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ponce de Leon, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.

James B. White The family of the Rev. James Buford ‘Pete’ White would like to announce that their wonderful husband, father, papa, Big Papa, pastor and friend went to be with His Lord on Sunday afternoon June 9, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends at his home. He was born June 26, 1927, in West Bay to the late John Wesley and Mamie Lee Barton White. Papa White was a longtime resident of Holmes County, serving both in the Army and National Guard. The entire family wishes to express their thankfulness and love for all who have been such strength to their family during this very difficult time. For all the prayers, labor, food, and visits, our words are not adequate enough to tell you how grateful we are for all that you did. This

great man leaves a Legacy of Labor in the Kingdom of God as a great pastor, minister and friend. Many lives were forever changed because of the anointing that the Holy Spirit placed on this great man of God. In addition to his parents, Papa White was preceded in death by two brothers, John White Jr. and Rex White; one sister, Vela Crutchfield; and one granddaughter, Tammy Melissa Slaughter. Papa White is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Peggy Sylvia Bishop White of Westville; four daughters, Diane Slaughter and husband, Kenneth, of Westville, Fay Reeves and husband, Tommy, of Groves, Texas, Anita Morrell of Baker and Juanita Anderson and husband, Harold, of Bonifay; two sons, James

M. White and wife, Debbie, of Westville and Robert White of Westville; one brother, Tommie White and wife, Jeris, of Thaxon, Miss.; four sisters, Mildred Gainey of Milton, Wilma Nelson of Milton, Elizabeth Griffin and husband, Gene, of Freeport and Inez Kent and husband, Eddie, of Columbus, Ohio. This wonderful Papa has nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Both visitation and home-going services were held at First Assembly of God in DeFuniak Springs. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. Home-going service was on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. He was laid to rest at Corinth Church Cemetery in Westville, with Peel Funeral Home directing. He will be forever missed.

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Bonifay gospel sing returns July 6 Special to Extra BONIFAY — The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be held on Saturday July 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Holmes County High School located at 825 West Highway 90. This year the sing will host The Nelons and Evangelist David Ring. Also appearing will be the Four Calvary and One Heart. With numerable awards and accolades including three Grammy Nominations, Six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, The Nelons continue to produce innovative music that embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church. The Nelons’ have a heavy touring schedule consisting of more than 150 concerts annually that takes their brand of Christian music around the world. They are regulars on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour and the famed Gaither Homecoming Video Series. During the rare times when the Nelons’ are not on the road, they serve

as Artists in Residence at Jacksonville’s Trinity Baptist Church. As they travel, they’re Ambassadors for Trinity Baptist College, where Amber attends. For (original group member) Kelly Nelon Clark, singing alongside her husband (song-writer and group arranger) Jason Clark, and daughter (vocal power-house), Amber Nelon Thompson this is a full-circle moment as she reflects on the countless nights she shared the stage with her Hall of Fame Father, Rex Nelon. Nationally known speaker, David Ring, will be speaking at the Bonifay sing. Born in Jonesboro, Ark., David was deprived of oxygen for 18 minutes at birth leaving him with cerebral palsy. Orphaned at the age of 14 after both parents died of cancer, he was cast from family to family with nowhere to call home. He endured constant physical pain, humiliating public ridicule and constant discouragement. Yet he chose to be victorious rather than a victim. After surrendering his heart and life to Jesus Christ, he learned self-respect and acceptance of his physical challenges. To most, physical challenges of this mag-

nitude would prove to be a tombstone. For David Ring, this coming of age was and remains a milestone. Although difficult at first to understand, Ring quickly captures his audiences with his quick wit and warm personality. He always focuses on an individual’s need to conquer the personal challenges and adversities of life. As one who has not been stifled by his physical limitations, he clearly states his challenge to everyone. “I have Cerebral Palsy‌what’s your problem?â€? asks Ring. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door for adults, ages 6 - 12 are $5 advance and $7 at the door, and ages 5 and younger will be free. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Piggly Wiggly in Bonifay, Dove Christian Supply in Dothan and Enterprise, Ala., One South Bank in Chipley, and Gospel Lighthouse Christian Store in Crestview. Also, to purchase tickets, reserve tickets, or for more information call (850) 547 -1356 or email four_calvary@yahoo.com, Facebook: fourcalvary or Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing. Please come out and support the 60 year tradition of Southern Gospel Music in Bonifay.

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547-9414 | @WCN_HCT cspears@chipleypaper.com BONIFAY — West Florida Teen Challenge Christian Gateway Military Academy welcomed their new director Clay Hatcher on June 10. West Florida Teen Challenge Gateway Military Academy is a Christian military school that specializes in children ages 11 to 17 that have behavioral issues. Hatcher said he had 10 years experience, but at first he didn’t want the job. “I was working at the Wellness Institute in Ponce de Leon in 2002 and wanted to move on to disciplining to young men,� said Hatcher. “People suggested I apply at Teen Challenge so I came down to apply. I had a two-hour wait, I wasn’t impressed, it was unorganized, I was frustrated and critical and left feeling there was no way I was going to teach there.� He said a dream he had that evening was what changed his mind. “I had a dream that recreated the events the day before only this time instead of turning into Teen Challenge I kept going down the road,� he said. “Then, in the rearview mirror I seen a dark cloud over where the Teen Challenge was and a tornado touched down. I remember feeling terror and turning around to go back to help them.� In his dream he saw that the entire facility was laid to waste. “I looked around and saw a foot and after digging I found that the person was already dead,� he said.

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West Florida Teen Challenge welcomed their new director Clay Hatcher on June 10. “I listened and all I could hear was the cries of people hurting. I remember going through the wreckage, digging people out and administering first aid, all the while wondering and looking to see when help would arrive.� He said he cried out to God and asked when the help would come and he said that’s when God told him “you are that help.� “I woke up crying and told my wife that I was going to accept the job,� he said. “At first she was against it and then I told her my dream and she cried and said it was a sign. I committed myself to one year and ended up staying 10 years.� He said in 2012 he resigned and went to preach at a local church. “About this time last year I wanted out so I lead a church and watched it grow,� said Hatcher. “What God showed me was that he could use me any where and my place was at Teen Challenge. The director was leaving to start a Teen Challenge in Colorado and he called me saying that they needed me.� After he got off the phone with Teen Challenge he said he called his father

for advice. “My father asked me if God had gifted me to do what others would not and my answer was ‘yes,’� he said. “It took me three weeks but I finally chose to come back. I’ve seen changes that need to be made and now I’m in a position to do so.� One of those changes, said Hatcher, was to be more involved with the community. “We moved our Wednesday night services to Thursday nights so that we can invite the public to come,� he said. “We’re going to have a youth revival called Regardless based on Joshua’s statement ‘choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ We want to stir the youth of Holmes County to stand up for Christ.� For more information on West Florida Teen Challenge Christian Gateway Military Academy visit their website at http://christianmilitaryschool.org/.

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OBITUARIES from page B5 Bonnie Land Bonnie Land, 95 of Graceville passed away, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Grandview in Bonifay. Mrs. Land was born in Graceville in the Galilee Community to the late Charlie Clayton and Floy Brookins Adams. She was a graduate of Graceville High School and a longtime member of Galilee United Methodist Church. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mrs. Land retired as a dental assistant with Florida State Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Stafford “Tapp” Land. Survived by one son Larry Land and wife Linda, Sneads; two brothers, Charles Adams, Warner Robbins, Ga. and Dwight Adams, Enterprise, Ala.; one sister, Annie Myrtle Miller,

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Rex B. Harris Mr. Rex Bill Harris, age 77, of Bonifay, passed away June 16, 2013, at his sister’s home in Bonifay. He was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Bonifay, to the late Coy and Lennie Harris. Mr. Harris served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked for more than 20 years as an offshore welder until his retirement. Mr. Harris enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and traveling. He loved to laugh, spend time with his family and have a good time. In addition to his parents, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Houston Harris and Bradley Harris; one grandson, Gregory Harris; three brothers, Coy Harris, Gene Harris and Ralph Harris; and one sister, Carolyn Harris Denmark.

6-3258 Public/Private Sale As pursuant of Florida Statues 83.805 the property stored in the following unit(s) will be disposed of as of/or after June 20, 2013 (not necessarily auctioned off) at 77 Storage Warehouse 4259 Highway 77, Chipley, Florida. The tenant may pay this bill prior to June 20, 2013 to recover their property, or call to set up a day to make full payment,, if not paid by that day, the personal property will immediately become the property of 77 Storage Warehouse at same location. UNIT # 15 Raymond Watson As published in the Washington County News June 12, 2013 and June 19, 2013. 6-3266 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 67-12-CA-374 THE BANK OF BONIFAY, a division of 

Mr. Harris is survived by three sisters, Ann Heinen of Orlando, Ruth McGowan of Bonifay and Faye Tate of Bonifay; three brothers, Russell Harris of Cantonment, Fred Harris of Sorrento and Bill Harris of Bunnell; two grandchildren, Beth Harris and Rex Bradley Harris; five great-grandchildren, Bianka, Cassi, Gregory, Angel and Stephanie; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Bethlehem Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., at Peel Funeral Home Chapel.

FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, a Banking corporation organized under the laws of the United States of America, f/k/a FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, v. RAYMOND AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased, the Estate of RAYMOND AUSTIN; and SADIE AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased, the Estate of SADIE AUSTIN, the decedents’ unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors of deceased persons, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above-named or described defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or

interest in and to the lands and property hereinafter described, MAXINE JOHNSON RADFORD, and VIRGINIA P. ANDERS, a/k/a VIRGINIA PAULINE ANDERS a/k/a PAULA ANDERS, ET AL, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: R AY M O N D AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased, the Estate of RAYMOND AUSTIN; and SADIE AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased; the Estate of SADIE AUSTIN; the decedents’ unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors of deceased persons, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under

Julius J. Fussell, age 93 of Chipley, passed away, Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Fussell was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Chipley to the late Harvey and Inez (Bruner) Fussell. A lifelong resident of Chipley, Mr. Fussell was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church and a farmer. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by two sisters, Zella Peel and Hilma Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Shores) Fussell of Chipley; one son, Johnny

Fussell and wife, Teresa of Chipley; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Driggers and husband, Terry, of Palaka; two sisters, Hilda Reeder of Pensacola and Lois Hughes of Chipley; grandchildren Clint Fussell of Chipley, Kevin Fussell and wife, Haley, of Chipley, Marsha Bergen and husband, Josh, of Jacksonville, Traci Riffey and husband, John, of Yulee; great-grandchildren, Zoe Bergen and Jaxson Julius Fussell; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends Tuesday, June 11, from 6-8 p.m., at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist

Ashley N. Boyett Church. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Owen and the Rev. Alan English officiating. Interment followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. The family suggests those wishing to do so, make contributions to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32428 or to a favorite charity. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh. net.

Velma J. Whyte Mrs. Velma Juanita Whyte, age 89, of Bonifay, passed away June 10, 2013, at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1924, in Bradford, Ark., to the late Garland Payton and Golda Pearl Roebuck Washam. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whyte was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Burns

Whyte Jr., and two sisters, Vita Washam and Anne Washam. Mrs. Whyte is survived by two sisters-in-law, Min Stauch-Owen and Fredia Andrikite, along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Peel Funeral

Home Chapel in Bonifay, with Brother Bob Lee officiating. Family received friends one hour prior to service. A funeral service will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home Chapel in Ozark, Ala., with interment in the Ewell Bible Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ms. Ashley Nicole Boyett, 27 of Bonifay, died on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Born Thursday, Sept. 5, 1985 in Gainesville, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Boyett and the late Deborah Connell Boyett. Surviving are son, Jayden Mack Carey of Bonifay; daughters, Julian Marie Carey of Bonifay, and Jordan McKenzie Carey of Bonifay; grandmother, Mildred Connell of Bonifay; significant other, Christopher Carey of Bonifay and several Aunts and Uncles. A Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. John Chance, the Rev. James Bush and Charles Hall officiating. Interment followed in Pine Hill Cemetery, Bonifay, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends 5-8 p.m., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at First Assembly of God Church, Bonifay.

News BRIEFS Hospice ‘Meet-N-Eat’ MARIANNA — Gino Mayo, Chaplain of Emerald Coast Hospice, will be holding a “Meet-N-Eat” at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Emerald Coast Hospice Office in Marianna, 4374 Lafayette St. Ernie Gray, chaplain, will also be hosting this event in the Chipley office on the same day at the same time at 1330 South Blvd. The purpose of this luncheon is to offer education and bereavement support for anyone in the community suffering a loss. This is open to the public. Emerald Coast Hospice is a not-for-profit organization serving patients in

any of the above-named or described defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands and property hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage has been filed by the Plaintiff, THE BANK OF BONIFAY, in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, regarding the following described real property: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the SE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 5, Township 3 North, Range 15 West and running East along Forty line 498.7 feet to the East boundary line of State Road 279 for Point of Beginning; thence continue N 88°30’ E along Forty line 71 feet; thence S 1°15’ E, 152.4 feet; thence S 88°30’ W, 34.2 feet to East boundary line of State Road 279; thence Northwesterly along said road line 158 feet to Point of Beginning, being in Washington County, Florida. Less road rights of way. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on the Plaintiff’s attorney, PAUL V. SMITH, ESQ., whose address is P.O. Box 2029, 4705 West U.S. Hwy. 90, Lake City, Florida 32056, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the 15 day

of July, 2013. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and official seal, this 10 of June, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court Washington County, Florida K. McDaniel By: Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News June 19, 26, 2013. 6-3259 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 67-2009-CA-000240 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. FAITH L. MASON A/K/A FAITH LEIGHANN MASON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAITH L. MASON A/K/A FAITH LEIGHANN MASON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER 

Jackson, Calhoun, Holmes and Washington counties. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to call ahead at 526-3577 or 638-8787.

Foxy Red Hatters BONIFAY — The Foxy Red Hatters of Chipley will be meeting at 12:30 p.m. on June 25 at the Holiday Restaurant in Bonifay.

Free lunches for children CHIPLEY — The Washington County School Board Food Service Department will offer free lunches through July 26 (Monday

OR AGAINST THE N A M E D DEFENDANT(S); JOEY R. MASON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Washington County, Florida, described as: EAST 1/2 OF PLOT 29 IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, BEING PART OF PLAT OF SEMINOLE PLANTATION, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S00°04’15”E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER FOR 330.98 FEET; THENCE N89°56’58”W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER FOR 662.04 FEET; THENCE N00°12’18”W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-

EAST QUARTER FOR 330.403 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER (HALF SECTION LINE); THENCE N90°00’00”E ALONG SAID LINE FOR 662.813 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING A PART OF “SEMINOLE PLANTATION” LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 23, T 1 N, R 15 W, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2006 MOBILE HOME VIN# RB06AL10237. To include a: 2006 RIVRB VIN R B 0 6 A L 1 0 2 3 7 96065162 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, Highway 90, Chipley, Florida at 11:00 o’clock, A.M. Central Standard Time, on July 31, 2013. DATED THIS 10 DAY OF June, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the day of10 day of June, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By K McDaniel Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs

to Thursday only), to all children younger than 18 regardless of race, sex, disability or income. Lunch will be served at Kate Smith Elementary and Vernon Elementary School from 11 a.m. to noon.

26th annual Varnum Reunion CHIPLEY — The 26th annual Varnum Reunion will be July 6, starting at 11 a.m. Bring your favorite meat, covered dish or dessert and a healthy appetite. The reunion will be held at the Blue Lake Community Center on State Road 77 in Chipley. RSVP to Gloria Clark at 638-3892 or email her at gloriaclark@att.net.

any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, E m a i l : ADARequest@jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice I m p a i r e d : 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. As published in the Washington County News June 19, 2013 and June 26, 2013. 6-3265 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Tommy Burnham 3773 Greenwood Drive Bonifay, FL 32425 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are hereby notified to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Washington County, Florida no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. As published in the Washington County News June 19, 2013. 6-3261 PUBLIC AUCTION The following vehicles will be sold at public

auction at Nichols Auto Repair and Towing at 1146 Jackson Ave. Chipley, FL. 32428 at 8:00 a.m. on the following dates: 01 Ford 2FMZA51461BA94321 8 A.M. 12th July. As published in the Washington County News on June 19. 6-3264 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 07/03/2013, 11:00 am at 1128 ROLAND FOWLER DRIVE CHIPLEY, FL 32428-0858, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1B7GL23XXTS568887 1996 DODGE 3N1AB41D7VL014465 1997 NISSAN As published in the Washington County News on June 19, 2013.

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B8 | Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser Yard Sale rain or shine. Furniture, tools, antiques. You name it, we have it. Everything must go! Thursday, Friday, Saturday 20-22nd; 8:00a.m.—until at 3513 Carmichael Rd., Boinifay, Fl. (850)547-1493.

Fresh from the Farm! Sweet corn & peas. Leave a message. (850)956-4556 or (334)449-2083.

2 Jersey Cows due to calf soon. 1 Heifer open. (850)956-2491

Lots of stuff for sale: Antiques, hand made picture frames, blow horn. Ben Holland by Piggly Wiggly, Bonifay. (850)547-2719

WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050.

At Auction 06/22/13 1,275 ACRES (+/-) Beautiful Custom Home in 10 Tracts Rich Valley Section of Smyth County, Virginia. Visit www.countsauctions.com for details. VA#0326 UNITED BUILDING PRODUCTS LIQUIDATION AUCTION. June 29-July 1st @10am, preview June 26-28 11am-7pm. Inventory, Fixtures, Equipment. 3510 N. Monroe St, Tallhassee. BP 10% onsite, 15% online. AaronJosephCo.com, Joseph Kikta AU4236 AB3058

Garage Sale at 608 5th Street across from Women’s Club. Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23, 7a.m. to 11a.m. Saturday June 22nd. 8 a.m. until—. 905 West Banfill Ave., Bonifay. Lots of everything & Rooster decor.

DRIVERS Guaranteed home EVERY weekend! Company: All miles PAID (loaded or empty)! Lease: To own NO money down, NO credit check! (817)471-1577 Ext 1027 EDUCATIONAL / MAINTENANCE CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following positions: Publications C o o r d i n a t o r ; Groundskeeper. Minimum qualifications and application deadlines are available at www.chipola.edu/personnel/jobs. To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at pippenw@chipola.edu or c a l l (850)718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Experienced vinyl siding applicator needed 850-326-6062. Log Truck Driver needed. Smith Logging, Chipley, FL. Call 850-338-6817.

General Deliver Phone Books Work Your Own Hours. Have insured vehicle, Must be at Least 18 yrs old, Valid DL. No Experience Necessary 1-800-518-1333 x 224 www.deliverthephonebook.com Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Bonifay. Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. CONSTRUCTION The Holmes County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a Bridge Crew position at the Holmes County Road Department. The position will be temporary for 6 months only. Interested persons should submit an application with the Holmes County Board of County Commissioner’s office at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. Salary will be $10.00 per hour with no benefits. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioner’s office no later than 11:00 am on July 1, 2013 Holmes County is a D r u g - F r e e Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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DISPATCHERS AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS National cleaning and outsourcing company needs experienced staff for above positions for a large, luxury property in the Santa Rosa Beach area. Dispatchers - $10 $12 per hour, shifts from 8am to 10pm, weekends required. Maintenance Techs must be experienced $12 - $16 per hour, nights and weekends required and some overnight on-call shifts. Voluntary benefits available after 90 days. Call Jennifer at (850) 231-1422. Web ID#: 34256011 txt FL56011 to 56654

MAINTENANCE Position: Grounds Keeper The City of Chipley is accepting applications for Grounds Keeper. Minimum Qualifications: must have completed W.C.I. inmate supervisor training course and have a valid W.C.I. card, or be eligible for card; general knowledge of lawn care; basic knowledge of the functions of lawn equipment; ability to project a courteous and polite attitude to public, supervisors and subordinates; and able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Mail or hand deliver application and/or resume to City Clerk, City of Chipley, P.O. Box 1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace.

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Immediate Opening ARNP or PA, Full Time to work in a busy pain management clinic specializing in interventional pain therapy. FL license required Send resumes to Blind Box 3525 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#: 34255010 Text FL55010 to 56654

Drivers Performance Food Service-Powell Special Recruitment Seminar Delivery Drivers & Delivery Driver Trainees (Less than one years’ driving experience) Dispatch out of Bonifay, FL Location: Performance Foodservice-Powell 211 Alton Hall Road Cairo, GA 39828 229-378-4444 Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:00 am – 11:00 am (Eastern Time).Please bring a copy of recent MVR. Performance Food Group is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. M/F/D/V

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2 BR/1B, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry room. Water included. $485/mo. Dogwood Lakes, Bonifay. (334)248-2573. 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. 638-1918

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1/Br Apt. LR, kitchen, new carpet & paint. Located in Bonifay. W/S/G included. $450/mo plus security depo. (850)547-5244, (850)329-8381. 4BR Home & 2BR Apartments, furnished. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintance & water provided. 850-547-2096. FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640

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2BR/2BA MH in Chipley. WD hookup. CH/A. 1 yr lease. No pets. $475/mth + deposit. 850-763-3320 or 850-774-3034.

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2 Houses for Sale. Houses are located at 202 West Kansas Ave. and 501 North Waukesha Street, Bonifay. To be removed or torn down. Call (850)547-7483. Estate Property Sale corner fenced lot, 3BR/2BA Double Wide on 1.78 acres, 3275 Sears Road Chipley, Florida. Serious inquires only. $36,000 OBO Contact Executor 352-316-2902. For Sell by Owner 3BR/2BA, new vinyl siding and metal roof, .75 acre land, CHA, conveniently located 850-481-5354 or 850-849-7676.

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CLEANING SERVICES Business or Home. Retiring nurse desires to clean, Sun-Thurs. doTerra essential oils can be used. Sitting also available. References if requested. 850-638-0846.

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850-527-6291 850-849-3825

Electrical Installation, Services and Repair Electrician on Staff

TIDY NOOK NEEDS handyman / landscaper / cleaner to service properties in area. Travel required. Will train. Must have access to internet and own tools. 888-389-8237

5016956

Lawn Care Tree Trimming Debris Removal Tractor & Bobcat Work Pressure Cleaning Licensed & Insured

WOULD EXTRA MONEY EACH MONTH HELP YOU PAY OFF YOUR DEBTS OR HELP YOU REACH YOUR DREAMS? CALL US. 850-638-1647.

5017157

Missing in Dogwood Lakes area of Bonifay: partially blind black 14 yr. old Cocker Spaniel mix breed, female. Contact (850)547-4597

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


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