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NEWS Washington County Wednesday, OCTOBER 30, 2013 For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Candy and Careers CHIPLEY — The Washington-Holmes Technical Center will be holding Candy and Careers from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. There will be games, prizes and candy. The event is free and open to the public. The school is locates at 757 Hoyt Street in Chipley. Caryville Trick-or-Treat CARYVILLE — Caryville’s Trick-orTreat to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. 50¢ Volume 90, Number 57 Lock change questioned at Sportsplex By RANDAL SEYLER IN BRIEF Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Sunday, Nov. 3 CHIPLEY — A town resident and peewee football coach asked the Vernon City Council why the council had approved changing the locks on the city’s Sportsplex — only to be told that the council had no knowledge of the lock change. Jason Bullard asked the council why his Washington County youth football squad was being denied use of the city park to practice in preparation for the upcoming Snapper Bowl, which will be held in Panama City Beach beginning on Nov. 27. “We’ve been practicing in Wausau, and that’s okay, but I don’t understand why we can’t practice here at the city park,” Bullard said. “We’re just doing this for the kids, and it doesn’t cost the city anything for us to practice there.” Bullard said his group of kids is an all-star group that is preparing to compete in the Snapper Bowl, and has students from both Washington and Holmes Counties participating. This year the town of Ponce de Leon is providing insurance for the team, but last year Vernon provided that coverage, Bullard said. “Your name was not brought up at the workshop,” said Councilman Tray Hawkins. “We have discussed not having practices at night at the parks where you have to use the lights, but other than that, I don’t think we can tell you not to use the parks.” Hawkins said the park was built for public use with grant money, so it was open to use by the public. City Attorney Michelle Tagert asked Bullard to make sure the city of Vernon is listed as a payee on the insurance. Bullard said he had been told that Mayor Michelle Cook had ordered keys to the Sportsplex collected and all the locks changed at the order of the city council. “Scotty Corbin was told the city council wanted his keys back because the council wanted to change the locks,” Bullard said. “We never discussed that,” said Councilman Shawn Sanders. Honored reverend See SPORTSPLEX A2 Woman’s Club to hold Decorating Showcase Special to the News Pow Wow planned CHIPLEY — North Bay Creek Tribe will be holding a Pow Wow on Nov. 8 – 10. There will be an intertribal small dance competition, luck of the draw, friendship, stomp ad a kids candy dance and so much more. Admission is free to the Pow Wow. The tribe land is located at 1560 Lonnie Road in Chipley. For more information call Mama Nell 638-1214. Survival Expo slated RANDAL SEYLER | The News The Rev. Price Wilson was greeted with a standing ovation as he entered the Washington County Agricultural Center on Friday for his 90th birthday celebration. Price Wilson feted on 90th birthday Special to the News WAUSAU — There will be a Survival Preparedness and Homesteading Expo CHIPLEY — Several hundred friends, family members and community leaders turned out on Friday to help the Rev. Price Wilson celebrate his 90th birthday. The banquet was held at the Washington County Agricultural Center in Chipley. The event was See BRIEFS A2 coordinated by Wilson’s church family from Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. Wilson has served as pastor at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church for 36 years. It started with a praise and worship service and included many testimonials and heartfelt expressions of love, devotion and appreciation as a parade of family members, Baptist church leaders and longtime friends made known just what Wilson has meant to the community. The Rev. Dr. Bartholomew Banks of Tampa, president of the Progressive Missionary and INDEX Opinion ................................A4 Sports ...............................A7-8 Extra....................................B1 Faith ....................................B4 Obituaries ............................B5 Classifieds .......................B7-10 Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 See WILSON A2 CHIPLEY — The Woman’s Club of Chipley will present their annual Kirby Holt Decorating Showcase at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley. Join us as our local renowned decorator and floral artist Kirby Holt KIRBY shares his HOLT designer tips, techniques, and secrets for decorating your home for the upcoming holiday season. His entertaining and motivating style will prepare you for the most beautiful and joyous season of the year in this 2-hour stage show. This year Kirby will be doing wreaths, floral arrangements, table scapes, etc. for many different events along with some Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. He will also See SHOWCASE A2 Washington County to host state beekeepers convention Special to the News CHIPLEY — Washington County will play host to the 93rd Annual Florida State Beekeepers Association Convention and the 3rd annual UF/IFAS Beekeeping in the Panhandle Field Day & Trade Show beginning Thursday, Oct. 31, and concluding on Saturday, Nov. 2. This trade show is part of the Florida State BeeRANDAL SEYLER | The News keepers Association meetCentral Panhandle Beekeepers Association members ing, but is also eligible for registration. were on hand at the Fall Into History Festival on Oct. 19. individual This event includes three days’ worth of educational content about the art and science of beekeeping. Florida State Beekeepers Association Convention Events will kick off Thursday with a Master Beekeepers Examination and evening Fish Fry. Friday will encompass the body of the convention. Keynote Speakers and notable attendees include State Representative Marti Coley and State Senator Greg Evers, 2013 Florida Honey Queen Susannah, Washington County Commissioner Chairman Alan Bush and Chipley Mayor Linda Cain. Numerous educational speakers and hands-on learning events will follow. The evening will be capped off by a Honey Show, Banquet and Auction. Saturday’s Beekeeping Field Day & Trade Show will have Beekeeping Updates by UF IFAS bee See BEEKEEPERS A2 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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