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NEWS Washington County Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Water bath canning class CHIPLEY — A Water Bath Canning Class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Sand Hills Baptist Church, 6758 Hwy. 77, in Chipley. Participants will learn the basics of safely preserving acid foods by using the water bath canner. Registration fee is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Pre-regsistration is required by contacting the Washington County Extension Office, 6386265, or the Holmes County Extension Office, 547-1108. Extension programs are open to everyone. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 6386265 (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration | B1 BOCC approves county budget Board defunds human resources, IT jobs By RANDAL SEYLER 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved a budget of $23,070,325 Monday night, and set the county millage rate at 8.9195 — lower than what was originally recommended. The 2014 budget does not fund a human resources director, a computer IT person nor an administrative assistant for the county manager, three jobs that all currently have people employed at the county annex. As of the end of September, however, those jobs will go away. “What’s happening to these folks here is not even Christian,” Commissioner FLAGS UNFURLED See BRIEFS A3 Joel Pate said. “It’s not even non-Christian.” Pate and Commissioner Todd Abbott were the only two commissioners to vote against the budget, which effectively fires three See BOCC A3 Scarecrows invade downtown Chipley Special to the News Kiwanis Dinner Theater planed CHIPLEY — The Chipley Kiwanis Dinner Theater is will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The theme is “A Night of Music,” which will be performed by local talent. Crossroads, New Life Fellowship Youth Band, and Chipley High School Jazz Band will 50¢ Volume 90, Number 45 RANDAL SEYLER | The News Chipley High School flag line member Courtney Carroll twirls her flag while the marching band performs during halftime on Friday at Chipley’s first home game of the year. For more photos of the show, visit, and for the story and more photos of the game see Page 8A. CHIPLEY — Washington County’s Farmers Market was buzzing Friday morning. As an advance activity of Chipley Garden Club’s third annual Scarecrow Festival, club members arrived early in the morning loaded down with everything they would need to make scarecrows. After an hour and with a flurry of stuffing and ziptying, the pile of milk jugs, old clothes, worn out shoes and hats, crumpled newspapers, plastic shopping bags, packing plugs, drink bottles, gourds, hay, coffee canisters, and pieces of old Halloween costumes had been re-cycled into fifteen full-sized scarecrows which will be displayed on Main Street and in the downtown area. Following construction, members relaxed at a potluck luncheon served in the See SCARECROWS A2 Local nursing home provides own CNA testing By CECILIA SPEARS INDEX Arrests ..................................A3 Opinion .................................A4 Sports ..............................A8-10 Extra.....................................B1 Faith .....................................B4 Obituaries ..........................B3,5 Classifieds ..........................B5-8 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has taken a unique and innovative approach to finding Certified Nursing Assistants — the facility now offers free classes at the rehabilitation center. “It is something that not only benefits the community, but it benefits us as well,” said Administrator of Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Deborah Montenaro. “If the classes are here then we can get more local people who are certified, and they won’t have to travel all the way to Tallahassee. It benefits us because we are also able to train those who would work PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS Current students attending the Certified Nursing Assistant course provided by the Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Certified Nursing Assistant course lasts for two weeks, with education from both textbooks and hands-on learning. here in our policies and procedures.” The course lasts for two weeks, with education from both textbooks and hands- who are interested come in and then they move on to and up in an application,” the classes afterward.” Patterson said. “There’s Current student Deanna an interview process held to review the applications, See CNA A2 on learning, Staff Development Coordinator Robbie Patterson said. “We advertise when the classes are, and then those Connect with us 24/7 Get breaking news, videos, expanded stories, photo galleries, opinions and more... We bring it home! @WCN_HCT 5017219 CHipleypaper.Com

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