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WEEKEND Washington County News For the latest breaking news, visit CHIPLEYPAPER.COM IN BRIEF Pow Wow this weekend CHIPLEY — North Bay Creek Tribe will be holding a Pow Wow today, and Sunday just south of Chipley. 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. w w w. c h i p l e y p a p e r. c o m Commission hears Enterprise Zone plans By RANDAL SEYLER “The Chamber has been meeting with the city councils in Ebro and Vernon discussing expanding their Enterprise Zones, and since part of this is also in the county, the county will have to approve it as well,â€? said Mike DeRuntz, senior planner for Washington County. An Enterprise Zone is a statecreated area for industrial or com- 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — Washington County Planning Commissioners were updated on the efforts to extend the Enterprise Zones in Ebro and Vernon during their November meeting on Tuesday. mercial development that offers incentives to businesses in order to create jobs. Those incentives include jobs creation tax credits, electrical energy tax credits, sales tax refunds for jobs creation and building materials, property tax credits for jobs creation and sales tax refunds for business equipment and machinery. Last year the state Legislature passed a new law allowing counties to expand their Enterprise Zones, and Washington County will be allowed to expand its areas by three miles, which Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett plans to Decorating Showcase Ambrosia psilostachya is responsible about half of the cases of pollen-related allergic rhinitis in North America. It blooms the same time as Goldenrod but it doesn’t have a showy bloom. Ragweed pollen is very tiny and airborne and gets in and on everything. If you breathe, BONIFAY — Making a difference through volunteering was the main point made by two representatives from Emerald Coast Hospice on Wednesday. The hospice recently opened a location at 1330 South Boulevard in Chipley. Emerald Coast Hospice employees Margo Lamb with volunteer services and Community Liaison Cecily Smith, spoke to the Bonifay Kiwanis Club in effort to educate the public on hospice and to find volunteers for the organization. Smith opened by talking about their newest location at 1330 South Boulevard in Chipley. “We did that because we had such a need for patient care on this side (of the hospice’s service area) and it was growing,â€? said Smith. “We actually have more patients on this side than on the Marianna side — that should tell you how many people need hospice services in this area.â€? She said there is a common misconception when it comes to hospice care. “Most people think that when you’ve got hospice care that you’re going to pass away or die right away and that’s just not the case most of the time,â€? she said. “Hospice care is for those with a life-limiting illness. You do have to have a physician’s order to be under hospice, but not to be referred.â€? Anyone could be referred, she said, and it doesn’t just include cancer patients, it also covers Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Renal Disease and Alzheimer’s was a few examples she gave. “The Memory Care Program is an excellent program for those who have Alzheimer’s but it’s also good for the caregivers as well because a lot of the caregivers are the ones that are suffering,â€? said Smith. See SNEEZE A2 See HOSPICE A2 PHOTOS BY RANDAL SEYLER | The News The Woman’s Club of Chipley sponsored their annual Kirby Holt Decorating Showcase on Tuesday at the Washington County Agricultural Center. The auditorium was packed as Holt demonstrated tree decoration, wreaths, floral arrangements and table settings. The showcase is the Woman’s Club major fundraiser, and proceeds are used to support local activities such as Project Graduation and to provide scholarships. "" !         Get your free copy now INSIDE INDEX Phone: 850-638-0212 Web site: Fax: 850-638-4601 Emerald Coast Hospice seeks volunteers By CECILIA SPEARS See BRIEF A2 VMS Honor Roll .....................A3 Faith .....................................A4 Classifieds .............................A5 See COMMISSION A2 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT Survival Expo in Wausau WAUSAU — There will be a Survival Preparedness and Homesteading Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wausau Possum Palace in Wausau. There will be vendors that have almost anything you would need to prepare for any type of disaster. We will also have vendors demonstrating the “how toâ€? to self-reliant living. They will have items for sale to make your preparations for whatever you see 50¢ Volume 90, Number 60 What is making me sneeze? Special to the News CHIPLEY — Master Gardener/Chipley Garden Club First Vice President Glenda Wilson presented an enlightening program designed to answer that question at Chipley Garden Club’s Nov. 6 meeting at the home of Debbie and Jerry Mitchell in Chipley. Much to the surprise of many, it’s not Goldenrod (AKA Solidago). The native herb with the beautiful bright golden Fall flowers is non-allergenic for most of the population. Wilson stated, “Goldenrod pollen is very large and just falls to the ground and the cultivated varieties are widely used in floral designing. This time of year, Ragweed AKA To All Veterans... We thank you for saving our country and protecting our freedom Veteran’s Day • 11-11-13 All the associates at Store #2114 1612 Main Street • Chipley 850-638-2243 5017846 Saturday, NOVEMBER 9, 2013 Faith Events A4

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