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Wednesday, APRIL 3, 2013

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Annual Chamber Banquet set CHIPLEY — The Annual Washington County Chamber banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The theme is “Denim and Diamonds,” so brush off the sparkle jeans and come hear the Big River Bluegrass Band and enjoy a great menu and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and may be picked up at the Chamber Office or purchased online at For more information call 638-4157.

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Animal control topic of board discussion

Greenhead private community asks for county help

Leisure Lakes during Thursday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting. Corbin was instructed by the board to meet with the Leisure Lakes Property Owners Association to discuss providing animal control services to the private comBy RANDAL SEYLER munity. Calls for assistance have 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT come from the Greenhead munity, but Corbin said the county CHIPLEY — Washington County has only responded to calls in gated Public Services Director David communities in cases of dangerous Corbin discussed animal control at animal reports.

“We have no jurisdiction at Leisure Lakes except in emergency cases as defined by state statute,” Corbin said. “I don’t know if they want us to start handling all calls, or just on a case-by-case basis. Corbin said the association recently adopted the county’s policy for animal control. “We could get pretty deep in if we start trying to handle all their calls,” Corbin added. “It would be a good idea for David and the county to sit down and


Friends of the Washington County Library to hold monthly meeting CHIPLEY — The friends of the Washington County Library will be holding their monthly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Blue Lake Community Center in Chipley. The special guest this month will be Michael Lister. Author Michael Lister said “I will be speaking about my two recent novels, ‘Blood Sacrifice’ and ‘The Big Beyond.’ ‘Blood Sacrifice’ is the fifth book in my Chaplin John ‘Blood’ series and just won a Florida Book Award. The Big Beyond is the second book in my 1940’s Panama City P.I. series featuring Jimmy ‘Soldier’ Riley, who first appeared in the 2011 bestseller ‘The Big Goodbye.’” Lister’s work has been




Park Service Specialist Scott Sweeney displays a geocache located at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley on Saturday. Sweeney discussed geocaching with the Tourism Development Council last week.

TDC discusses adding geocaching to county activities By RANDAL SEYLER

bring more visitors to Washington County. Tourism Development Council member Scott Sweeney inCHIPLEY — Described as “hide troduced the sport of geocachand seek for adults,” geocaching ing to the rest of the TDC memmight be an activity that could bers during the council’s March 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT

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25 meeting at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce in Chipley. “I was looking for ways to bring people into the area that


discuss with the property owners association what services they are seeking,” said County Attorney Jeff Goodman. Goodman said he thought the county should consider contracting those services and set a fee to cover the expenses involved in animal control. Corbin said it cost the county more than $38 per animal the county drops off at the shelter. “We need to decide if this is


Senator seeks money to investigate reform school TALLAHASSEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said on March 27 that he’s pursuing funding from a $3 million federal grant program to help identify buried remains at a defunct boys’ reform school in the Florida Panhandle. The grant money is meant for exhuming bodies and identifying them through DNA, the Democratic senator told reporters. Nelson said he was contacted by a brother of a boy who died at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna. The senator said he knew the school well as a boy because his family would pass it as they drove to see relatives in the Panhandle. “It was kind of known, ‘You don’t want to be sent to the boys’ reform school,’” he said. Former students have alleged that physical and sexual abuse — and even wrongful deaths — occurred at the school. It opened in 1900 and closed in 2011. A building known as the “White House” was notorious for beatings.

KoC donates $5,000 to West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center By CECILIA SPEARS

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547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Knights of Columbus Council 10513, Infant of Prague, presented the West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center with a donation of $5,000 on March 27. “The Knights of Columbus are very much a supporter of the Pro Life movement from the very beginning,” said Mike DeRuntz, Grand Knight of Council 10513. “Organizations like the West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center are just so greatly appreciated.”

The center is a part of the West Florida Baptist Association to provide free services to expecting mothers. Mary Ann Rockburn, center director, updated the Knights of Columbus members on the current progress of the center. “We’ve had 22 clients this year, totaling 944; five came to salvation, totaling 118; 24 new clients have Pre-Natal/Parenting, totaling 474; 19 new clients have taken Bible classes, totaling 394; four babies have been born this year and there are nine babies due,”

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Members of the Knights of Columbus presented the West Florida Pregnancy and Family Center with a donation of $5,000 on March 27. At the presentation were, from left, Trustee Tim Ivers, Recorder and Faithful Navigator Dallas Simmons, WFPFC Board Member Marlene Borst, Chairman Teresa Lowe, Board member Kristin Collins, Director Mary Ann Rockburn, KoC Financial Secretary Ron Gresham, Grand Knight, Council 10513 Mike DeRuntz, Treasurer of KoC Robert Dinkins, Chancellor of KoC Charles Guy, and Associational Missionary Barrett Lampp.

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The annual Retherford Reunion will be held on Saturday at Curry Ferry Boat Landing off of Highway 179. Family and friends are encouraged to attend for a time of fellowship and a covered dish lunch.

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to be a donated service or if there is going to be a charge,� Goodman said. “This would result in added responsibilities for our current staff.� “Costs are on the rise, and with the warm weather, we’re going to see more animals than we can handle,� Corbin said. “Whether we do this for free or at a cost, I would like to see the county have some kind a agreement in writing,� Goodman added. “I strongly suggest that if we do anything, we have a contract and we charge for it,� said Commissioner Joel Pate. “If law enforcement is called out for a dangerous dog, then he has to go by law,� Commissioner Charles Brock said of the county animal

control officer. “I’ve been when people’s faces have been ripped, and I’ve seen deep lacerations on their arms from bites,� Corbin said. “In the case of pursuing a dangerous animal, we are also allowed to go onto private property.� Chairman Alan Bush asked Corbin to meet with the Leisure Lakes Property Owners Association then bring back the results of that meeting to the board’s next workshop. In other business, the board approved a request for an easement for Mark Pate of Chipley, who upon having his property resurveyed for the bank, discovered that his pole barn sits on the county drainage ditch right-of-way. “The bank needs an easement, and I feel horrible for Mr. Pate,� Goodman

said. “But as a lawyer, I always think about the divorce and not the marriage. What scares me is the next property owner who is going to want a variance.� The board approved the request with a 3-2 vote. Bush and Commissioner Lynn Gothard voted against the easement, while Brock, Pate and Commissioner Todd Abbott voted in favor of the request. “Taking into consideration what the attorney has said, I think we need to look at these things on a case-by-case basis,� Abbott said. “This easement will take our right-of-way down to 32 feet, but our maintenance supervisor says that will not be an issue. Also this is a drainage ditch, it’s not like we are giving him usable land.�

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don’t cost an arm and a leg to do,� Sweeney said. As the Park Manager of Falling Waters State Park, Sweeney is familiar with geocaching — the state park already has three geocaching sites located within its boundaries. Sweeney said last week there was a family from Indiana geocaching at Falling Waters State Park. In fact, the waterfall at the park is featured on the website,, Sweeney added. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices, according to the website, Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find a hidden container called a “geocache� at that location. Once the geocache is found, the seeker signs a logbook showing that the site was located. The containers also sometimes contain prizes, but geocachers are asked to replace what they take with a similarly suitable prize. The geocaching website suggests travel and tourism professionals create a GeoTour of their region. “It’s easy to put your destination on the map for millions to discover,�


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member Ted Everett said. “A GeoTour lets our community of millions know you’re open for business with a story to tell, interesting locations, and family-friendly activities,� according to the geocaching website. “These unique tours bring locations to life through a series of engaging geocaches placed within a specific area or along a route.� The geocaching community is five million strong and growing, according to “Armed with smartphones or dedicated GPS devices, geocachers are always searching for their next ‘find.’� The impact of GeoTour is completely measureable, according to the website. Monitoring allows for tracking the number of Passports and Geocoins deployed and the number of geocaching “logs� entered by visitors on “Why don’t you spearhead this?� Everett asked Sweeney. “Let’s try and do something with the Watermelon Festival.� “I think this can really have a positive impact,� Sweeney said. “There are so many neat things to do in Washington County, people are going to say, ‘why didn’t we come here sooner?’�

organizations such as the West Florida Baptist Association to provide free services so young people don’t feel forced to abort because of rejection or lack of assistance. The Bonifay Center is located 412 East North St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and classes are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information contact the Bonifay Center at 547-5213 or email at The Chipley Center is located at

1641 Brickyard Road and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and classes are available on both days. For more information contact the Chipley Center at 638-0611 or email at The Knights of Columbus, Council 10513, Infant of Prague, is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization that serves three Catholic Parishes (Blessed Trinity – Bonifay, St. Joseph the Worker – Chipley, and St. Theresa – Sunny Hills) and the communities of Washington and Holmes Counties.

KOC from page A1 said Rockburn. “We have held 174 classes this year and have helped 215 clients in one way or another and we’ve got a hard fight before us as we’ve approached the 40th anniversary since abortion was legalized. We’ve lost over 55 million babies to abortion during this time, 1.2 to 1.4 million babies are aborted every year in the United States and in our state alone we lose 224 babies a day to the 69 abortion clinics we have.� Rockburn said it is because of these statistics that it is up to local


according to “You already have the raw materials. You know the friendly neighbors, the best places to eat, and that one special spot that people should never miss on their visit. The question is: how do you entice the travelers and tourists of the world to discover your destination?� Sweeney said geocaches can be located anywhere — places of historical interest, places of beauty, or even at events, such as the Watermelon Festival. “Washington County is a great place to geocache,� Sweeney said. He said that if there were 100 geocache sites in the county, then the TDC could award something like a lapel pin to seekers who find a certain percentage of the sites. “We can get pins for just pennies, and we can ask for $2 or $3 for them in return.� People are already geocaching in Washington County, but if the TDC were to develop a GeoTour, that could drive searchers to specific places, such as Hard Labor Creek or the Washington County Historical Museum. “We could have a list of sites, then have our booth at the Watermelon Festival be the last stop,� Council


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Chamber: State economy expanding at ‘modest pace’ Special to Times-Advertiser

Florida Chamber of Commerce TALLAHASSEE — According to the most recent economic data, Florida’s economy continued to expand at a modest pace during the month of January 2013. The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent in December 2012 to 7.8 percent in January 2013 — a decrease of 0.1 percentage points over-the-month. Accelerating job growth confirms that Florida’s labor market is improving heading into 2013. Florida employers added 15,400 non-agricultural jobs during the month — a solid payroll employment change when compared to previous months. The number of unemployed individuals

decreased by 5,000 over-themonth, bringing the number of unemployed Floridians to 740,000. Both employment gains and a reduction in the number of unemployed Floridians contributed to the falling jobless rate. Although this indicates the labor market is recovering, the pace of recovery still remains gradual in nature. New housing permits increased by 22 percent from December 2012 to January 2013, indicating that the housing recovery remains intact despite fears regarding sequestration and a higher payroll tax rate. While new housing permits are typically volatile from month-to-month, the overall trend for Florida’s

housing market is positive. The increasing activity in housing bodes well for Florida’s economic recovery, as nearly 50 percent of the state’s employment loss since the Great Recession directly results from the contraction in the construction industry. Additional building permits suggest that we should expect more home construction in the months ahead. As home prices increase across the state, we expect overall economic activity to grow as a result of new home construction and increased consumer spending. During the month of March, Florida’s consumer confidence index increased slightly to 74 from a reading of 73 in the month of February.

Consumer confidence takes into account residents’ financial situations and outlook for the economy. The long-run trend in consumer confidence has been positive since the time series bottomed out in mid-2008. Despite the gains in consumer confidence, the index is still below the pre-recession levels which typically ranged from 80 to 95. As consumption expenditures account for the majority of gross domestic product (the total value of all final goods and services produced by labor and capital within a geographic re-

gion), consumer sentiment and expectations are key metrics for monitoring overall economic activity. The recent rally in U.S. equities prices has gained attention in recent weeks, and is an encouraging sign for the economic outlook. Although we expect that much of the run-up in stock prices is because of the Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing, investors appear to be increasing purchases as a result of stronger U.S. economic data in recent months. In February 2013, employers added 236,000 new jobs as the unemployment

rate ticked down to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in the month of January. This report was above expectations, and suggests continued recovery of the national economy. Despite positive economic data, future growth will largely depend on the trajectory of Federal Reserve policy as well as risks from the global economy. The Federal Reserve appears to be continuing their asset purchases, known as quantitative easing, until they see strong evidence of a “significant improvement in the labor market outlook.�

Washington County ARRESTS March 18 — March 25, 2013 James Allen Anderson, 33, Southport, driving under the influence Erica Jo Bates, 42, Bonifay, fraud, worthless check Gregory Michael Burdeshaw, 22, Ebro, Bay County felony violation of probation on burglary of unoccupied dwelling four counts William Walter Cambley, 20, Fountain, felony violation of probation on possession of meth with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver Brenda Gale Davis, 35, Marianna, possession of narcotic equipment, driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Sebastian Lee Dilsaver, 20, Chipley, burglary of unoccupied dwelling, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, felony violation of probation on cruelty toward child, misdemeanor violation of probation on possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, misdemeanor violation of probation on driving while license suspended or revoked Jason Allen Donelson, 31, Panama City, child support Joshua Ellijah Farmer, 29, Bonifay, felony violation of probation on possession of controlled substance without a prescription two counts Humberto Gutierrez, 24, Geneva, driving while license suspended or revoked


Ian Christopher Jenkins, 30, Chipley, Houston County escape Justin Lee Jones, 18, Chipley, burglary unoccupied dwelling, resist officer without violence, possession of marijuana less that 20 grams Dominic Steven Longo, 19, Vernon, possession liquor by person under 21 years of age Robert Neil Odom, 48, Chipley, violation of injunction for protection on domestic violence Amy Rachel Owens, 21, Bonifay, battery Terry Lynn Peacock, 37, Bonifay, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, driving under the influence Terri Ruth Sheffield, 25, Vernon, possession of narcotic equipment, disturbing the peace, battery on officer, firefighter or EMT Ashley Nicole Sloan, 25, Bonifay, child support Randell Stephen Taylor, 50, Wausau, possession of narcotic equipment, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession controlled substance without a prescription Charles Edward Willoughby, 40, Fountain, felony violation of probation on habitual driving while license suspended or revoked Ashley Victoria Wilson, 27, Laurel Hill, fraud, attempting to use identification of another person without consent

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Wells family history runs full circle In the first “Perry’s report goes, she simply Prattler” for March, your “lay down” for an afternoon writer reached back into nap while in the home February for a story he had of her daughter, Virginia planned to write. As April (Jenny) Wells Hinson and arrives, the impression is husband, James Arthur to again look back to the Hinson and never woke up. preceding month for a Grandma Wells was column topic. an influential and helpful Etched in my person in her mind is the fact that neighborhood. In my grandmother, today’s modern Hannah Malinda terminology, Brock Wells, she would have was born on been labeled a March 2, 1878 in “survivor.” She Washington County. knew how to skimp She died May 9, and save, but she PERRY’S 1960. She and my did so in order PRATTLE grandfather, James to administer Perry Wells Thomas Wells, are assistance to buried at Bethel Primitive others that she knew to be Baptist Church Cemetery. in need. I am not sure that The Prattler does not figs, nor fig preserves, have remember not having the been proven to possess any paternal grandparents medicinal qualities, but closely associated, and the old timers in my early an active influence in the life seemed to believe that events and affairs of our they did. Hannah Wells own household. Our daddy, harvested every fig from Hugh Thomas Wells, was the prolific trees that were their youngest of four sons, nourished and protected and the only one who, on the old home place for upon marrying, remained many years. Sometime on the farm. He merely the fruit was cooked to a moved “up the hill” from preserve state in the family his parents and continued wash pot. Most of the time, farming. the product was sweetened This relationship with home made sugar never changed as the cane syrup as granulated, grandparents, and our store bought white sugar, parents, made this location was a scarce commodity in their home throughout most all farm households. their entire lifetime. These treasured figs My grandmother made were kept in the proper this statement each year temperature to assure as her birthday arrived: freshness throughout the “Well, if I can just make it year. When a neighbor through March, I can make came to her door, advising: it the rest of the year.” “Cousin Hannah, I have This worked well for her a very sick child and he is until she reached age 82 begging for ‘figazerves!’ in March of 1960 and died Can you help me?” The in June of that year. As the answer was always “yes”

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without hesitation and no demand for payment or promise to repay “in kind” for the item as a later date. My grandmother was always good for one or more bantam fryers from her flock that ran the range of the home place. She shared these chickens for frying or stewing hens for baking dressing, especially when there was a sick person in the community who needed special food. I have read that chicken soup definitely has healing qualities for those with certain maladies. This lady claimed the gift of treating “thrush” in children. One theory that this ability is limited to those ladies whose fathers died prior to their birth. This did not apply to my grandmother as she definitely lived many years along with her father, Thomas Jefferson Brock. The ritual of treating “thrush” had to be done in secret, according to legend. Hannah Wells simply took the child by the hand, stepped outside her kitchen door in the dark and did whatever she had been taught to do and soon returned inside. As I recall, her “treatments” were always effective. A few weeks ago, the topic of Aurora Borealis (Great Northern Lights) was mentioned. This phenomenon was observed by our family in the early 1940s. Our grandparents joined in the trek of a host of people who were walking northward thinking we would come

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to the source of the lights within a short distance. I wrote of telling Kim Osborne of this story recently when she, and others, were here on a genealogy search. She was happy to know that the great grandmother she never knew, Laura Nelson Ellis, joined in that momentous walk. At the Farm Bureau Spaghetti Supper, held in February, Leola Craven Brock, came to our table to tell of her enjoyment of the story. She related the experience of her parents, Bill Craven and Bobby Tobias Craven, taking all the children on a northward drive from their Poplar Head Community home in the early 1970s after seeing

the mysterious lights. She reports they expected to see the source of the light once reaching Highway 280. The group turned back after peaking the hill near the Jim Clemmons home, without learning the source of the lights. On March 25, an email came to the News Office, addressed to the Prattler from a Vernon native. He told of his family’s experience of seeing the “lights” from their Vernon home, also in the 1940s. The writer was Bayllye Gwynne May, now living in Orlando, the son of Delbert May and Helen Dalton May, both from prominent Vernon pioneer families. May, a retired U.S. Navy man, reports crossing the

arctic circle in Alaska, Norway and Finland and traveled the seven continents and was able to tell his comrades in those foreign lands that he had seen the “Great Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) from my Vernon, Florida home on Roache Avenue (formerly Broad Street), across the open lot south of the building that Curt Roach operated an oyster bar and pool hall and where Marvin and Vera Owens ran a grocery store.” Later, Irvin Roche opened the Vernon Theater on this space and operated it for many years. History seems to run full circle and I am happy to have covered a portion of it today. See you all next week.

Bonifay city cemetery is alive with color Through the years I’ve of a committee appointed by heard many comments the city council. However, about the beauty of the beautification projects Bonifay’s cemetery. At which account for the this time of year when the beauty of the place is the azaleas are in full bloom, protégé of the Garden it is especially pretty. Club. The late Mrs. Brooks Located on the northwest (Marie Armstrong) Padgett side of the town on a rolling is credited with starting the hill, the view from on-going project all directions is to beautify and refreshing. Looking keep up the city’s north, a stand of burial grounds. native red bud’s Her mother, bright pink blooms Mrs. Susan delight the eye. To Armstrong, had the south a tiered taken a personal HAPPY CORNER planting separates interest in the Hazel Wells Tison the cemetery cemetery. Since proper from the the early 1950’s the surrounding woodlands. committee that was formed On the west side bright under Mrs. Padgett’s shades of hot pink azaleas leadership always includes delineate the white and at least one Garden Club black portions of the burial member. In cooperation grounds, harking back to with the city council and yesteryear when strict a crew paid by the city separation of the races was the place has been kept the law of the land. The beautiful with the help of cemetery was designated donations from the families when the city was whose loved ones are buried chartered and the streets there. Others I can recall laid out by Mr. Banfil, who have been involved although he is not buried in the improvement and there himself. His grave is upkeep of the cemetery off Banfil Avenue just west are Mrs. Harvey (Palmer) of the old L&N Train Depot Spears, Mrs. Ben (Mary location. Wilcox) Swindle, Mrs. R.H. Many folks give Bonifay (Sarah Green) Segrest, Garden Club credit for Mrs. George (Ann) Howell, the fine condition of the Mrs. Alex (Mozell Miller) cemetery, but it is actually Shepherd, Mrs. Clifford cared for by the city of (Annie Lee Brock) Williams, Bonifay under the direction Mrs. Ernest Cox, Mrs.

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The Tom and Hannah Wells family with children, Jenny, Lela, Hugh, Josh, Alex and Perry circa 1950.

Parker Grant, Mrs. Pat (Marion Creel) Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Maston (Eula Lee Ross) Barden and too many others to name, most of them deceased. The current committee is composed of Mrs. Wilheminia (Wilcox) Belser, Mrs. Tom (Vonzie Brooks) Jenkins, Mrs. Willard (Joan Hand) Steverson, Mrs. Tom (Velma Jenkins) Stubbs, Mrs. Ed(Susan Treadwell) Pittman, Mr. Kenneth Yates, and City Councilman Roger Brooks make up the committee. Mrs. J.W. (Edna Bellot) McDonald is an immediate past member. They have recently purchased and installed new gates at the entrance to the cemetery, which is on the east side. The stone enclosure with decorative iron gates featuring 5 flag standards guard the east entrance. James Sellers was instrumental in finding a source for the metal gates and the decorative stone. Roger Brooks located the flags. Through the years the driveway has been lined with crepe myrtle. Beds of knockout roses and white decorative panels separate the entry and exit lanes. A carrollian tower marks the skyline to the northeast. It has recently been refurbished with paint and a

new metal roof, a project of Mr. Yates. When I was teaching 8th grade at Bonifay Middle School, visiting the nearby city cemetery was an end-of the year activity. It is just the right distance to the school to make the walk there and back within a period of class time. At first the students thought it a little weird to visit a cemetery, but then they really “got into it.” They were assigned to find an epitaph or two or look for Civil War veterans, or other veterans. Some asked about the circumstances of the death of a brother and sister who died on the same day. I was able to give them sketchy details of the drowning that occurred in Pate Pond of a Miller brother and sister. Visiting the cemetery turned out to be a really good activity as much history is contained there. Today, it is still a beautiful and serene place to visit even if you don’t have family there. You are also urged to make a donation to the cemetery fund, especially if It’s the burial place of family members. Tax deductible donations may be sent to the City of Bonifay Cemetery Fund or given to any committee member.

Letter to the EDITOR Wounded warrior gives thanks Dear Editor, On February 22, I was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It was a happy day. I had been at Walter Reed since July 6, 2012. during that time, I received hundreds of cards from people across the Panhandle, and I have been the beneficiary of the prayers

of thousands more. I hope you will allow me to express my gratitude and to say thank you through this letter. Walter Reed is a wondrous place albeit for horrible reasons. The doctors, nurses and therapists there are the very best. Moreover, the many non-profit organizations who are dedicated to our wounded warriors insure that whatever our soldiers need is provided. God bless

them all. I am currently assigned to the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit in Orlando. I will be living in Panama City until my medical board review. It is good to finally be home.

Sincerely, Carter Hess

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Brooks and Woodham re-elected by default By CECILIA SPEARS

Bonifay City Council members Roger Brooks and Richard Woodham are sworn in on March 26 by City Attorney Lucas Taylor after running unopposed in this year’s election.

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Council members Richard Woodham and Roger Brooks ran unopposed for their seats in this year’s Bonifay City Council elections and were sworn in during the council’s March 26 meeting. Woodham said he was looking forward to another two years and hoped to keep up the momentum as city projects continue on. “I look forward to continue serving the residents of Bonifay to the best of my ability,� Brooks said. Mayor Lawrence Cloud appointed Micah McCormick to be vice mayor once again. Jim Hall was announced to


be the city’s code enforcement officer. Police Chief Chris Wells said Hall was well-experienced officer, who is currently in employment to take on the additional task in code enforcement. “There is going to be a little expense at first as we print off citations,� Wells said. City Clerk Jeri Gibson requested an update on renaming Eastside Park in honor of Etta Mae “White� Hudson. Cloud said they were looking to the family for a fitting name for the park, such as Etta Hudson Memorial Park or Etta White Hudson Park. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 8 at the Bonifay City Hall.

Panama City Beach mayor visits Bonifay Kiwanis By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst paid a visit to the Bonifay Kiwanis Club as a guest speaker at their March 27 meeting. “With the road becoming a four-lane, their driveway essentially will be our driveway and with only 45 miles and two red lights separating us, we’re practically becoming neighbors,� said Roger Brooks, program coordinator for Bonifay Kiwanis Club. Oberst agreed with Brooks, saying that a large majority of their visitors come through Bonifay and the expansion and improvements in Panama City Beach also affected the Bonifay area as well because of the four-lane expansion project to State Road 79. “The new airport is doing well, and we may be getting another low-cost carrier with Delta,� Oberst said. “Our address is Panama City Beach, not just Panama City. Pier Park was finished in 2008, and they do have a Pier Park West, and they are planning on selling that.� She said there was groundbreaking ceremony held just north of that property where they expect another shopping center to be erected and will include stores such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Rooms to Go, Logan’s Steakhouse, Chili’s and a Fresh Market or World Market. “We’ve opened yet another Super Walmart, but it is not replacing the other Walmart (it is in addition to), as well as a new Shoney’s at

Pier Park; and that means thousands of new jobs for this area,� Oberst said. “Aaron Bessant Park is a beautiful park located next to Pier Park and through the Tourist Development Council and the benefits from BP due to the Oil Spill we were able to redo that area. The new stage is big enough for some professional acts to come in.� She said on April 5 there would be a performance held there by the Panama City Pop Orchestra then later on there would be a jazz festival and performances by Martin Theater. “We’re trying to bring some culture to the beach,� she said. “We’re adding 58 more bathrooms to Pier Park, and when I mentioned this while waiting in line to the women’s restroom and got a standing ovation.� Oberst said there would also be an upcoming festival sight, which will be parking during events and three soccer fields when it wasn’t in use. “There’s a 3,000-acre conservation park with nature trails and boardwalks free to the public that came from efforts with every environmental conservation agency in Florida to stop putting reused water into the Bay,� she said. “We’ve used Department of Transportation grants to pave nine miles outside the parks. We’re transforming Front Beach Road to include a mass transient lane and underground utilities.� They’ve completed three streets and one section of Front Beach Road, according to Oberst. “We’ve completed the place in front of Pineapple Willie’s,� she said. “It is beautiful with places to

walk and sit and wander it leisure. This is an exciting development for our area.� She also thanked Bonifay for being an area that helps traffic arrive in Panama City Beach. “Since you’re helping us get traffic to us we’ve had over 200,000 visit our area last weekend alone,� Oberst said. “Things are going very well for Spring Break, we’ve only had one casualty who drank himself to death. We’ve increased our protection efforts, there’s more security, and they’re more strict.� She said that Back Beach Road has been enabled with fiber optics at all the lights to help alleviate congestion. “There’s a room with a wall of televisions featuring every light on Back Beach Road,� she said. “They’re constantly being monitored, and those lights can be tripped if they need to alleviate congestion. We’re also six-laning more of Back Beach Road, which increased traffic capacity by 25 percent.� Oberst also said that Panama City Beach is growing fast. “We’ve almost doubled our population since the last census,� she said. “For the first time Bay County


Gayle Oberst, mayor of Panama City Beach provides information on the growth and progress of Panama City Beach during the Bonifay Kiwanis March 27 meeting. and Panama City Beach got together to make our ordinances the same and developed a mutual aide agreement, which allows arrests to expand into each of our areas and increases our security.� She said that Bed Tax is now at 5 cents to the dollar and managed by the Tour-

ist Development Council, a Bay County Agency, to renourish the beach and market to outside areas that they are a “fun, family beach.� “The TDC did a great job with the oil spill,� Oberst said. “We talked about no oil on the beach and that people could keep coming


out to a safe clean beach when the scare was at its highest.� She said that things are looking very well for Panama City Beach. “The economy is looking good for us,� she said. “Now if only we could get the national economy under control.�

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hooked on Outdoors If you had been standing on the eastern shore of present-day Florida around St. Augustine on March 3, 1513, you would have witnessed three sailing ships bringing men ashore: The Santiago, the San Cristobal and the Santa Maria de Consolacion. On one of these ships was the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon, the first European ever to set foot on Florida soil. Thinking he had discovered an island, he named it La Florida in recognition of the verdant landscape and because it was the Easter season, which Outdoor the Spaniards called Pascua Life Scott Lindsey Florida captainlindsey@ (Festival of Flowers). The precise location of this landing has been in dispute for many years. Some historians believe it was around St Augustine. Others believe it was farther south near a small harbor today called Ponce de Leon Inlet. After remaining ashore for about five days they turned south for further exploration. On the way south they encountered a strong current that was later named the Gulf Stream. They sailed south and eventually crossed through the Keys and headed back north reaching the mainland around May 23rd. Anchoring in what was thought to be present-day Charlotte Harbor, things soon went sour with the local inhabitants, the Calusa Indians. These people were to be his undoing. Returning again to the same general vicinity in Florida in 1521, he again had a run in with Calusa Indians and was shot in the thigh with an arrow poisoned with the sap of the Manchineel tree. He returned to Cuba abandoning any hopes of forming a settlement in Florida. Soon after he died of his wounds from the arrow. In his voyages through the keys he discovered an island he named Dry Tortugas. The island was covered with turtles and had no fresh water. Thus the name Dry Tortugas. Ask most anyone who Ponce de Leon was and they will tell you he was an explorer looking for the Fountain of Youth. This is hardly the truth. He was looking for gold and land to claim. These Spanish explorers were brutal people that would run over or kill anyone that stood in their way. He was a man of his time and no matter the reason he was here, he discovered Florida 500 years ago this April 3, and we can credit him with giving it its beautiful name.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Marine-turtle nesting season began in March on Florida beaches from Brevard through Broward counties, although two leatherbacks laying their eggs in late February got a head start. May 1 marks the official start in other coastal counties. This year, Florida’s nesting sea turtles face specific challenges because of the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, which slammed the Atlantic Coast last October, and Tropical Storm Debby, which hit the Gulf Coast in June 2012. “The impact of two strong storms last year and the resulting beach renourishment and repairs have altered many Florida beaches where sea turtles nest,” said Dr. Robbin Trindell, who is responsible for sea turtle management at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “Changes in the coastal landscape, such as a shallower strip of sandy beach or an unnatural profile, can make it more challenging for sea turtles to successfully lay their eggs and produce

hatchlings,” she said. “Still, we are hoping for a strong sea turtle nesting season, and we ask beachfront property owners and coastal towns and cities to keep nesting beaches free of potential hazards to increase the chance of successful nesting in the wake of such major storms.” The FWC reminds beachgoers it is illegal to disturb sea turtles, their nests or hatchlings. The loggerhead is listed as a federally threatened species, and the leatherback and green turtle are federally endangered species. State law restricts beach renourishment and repairs on structures such as seawalls during nesting season, which continues through October. Coastal residents and visitors can help ensure successful nesting of threatened and endangered sea turtles by: • Ensuring beach-repair work is completed before nesting turtles arrive; • Removing all equipment, beach furniture and other potential obstructions from the beach at night, when nesting females and hatchlings need to move unimpeded across the sand; • Managing artificial light at night by turning off lights when not in use, closing curtains and shades, and shielding lights needed for human safety so no light is visible from the beach.


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4 counties open Monday to gag grouper recreational harvest By AMANDA NALLEY

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting Monday. This regional season will remain open through June 30, with the first day of the closure being July 1. The season also includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County.

Gag grouper caught in state waters — from shore to 9 nautical miles out — off the four counties may not be taken ashore in areas that are closed to harvest. For example, a gag grouper caught April 1 in state waters off Jefferson County cannot be taken ashore in Dixie County, excluding the Steinhatchee River. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set this regional season at its February Commission meeting to provide fishing opportunities for private recreational anglers when gag grouper are closer to shore and

can be accessed by smaller boats. The overall fishing effort for gag grouper is low in these counties because it is the least densely populated region of Florida’s Gulf Coast. The FWC also established this spring season to balance the economic and social needs of the region with the conservation needs of gag grouper. In the remainder of Gulf of Mexico state waters, fishermen will be able to keep gag grouper from July 1 through Dec. 3. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will not be open during the July-through-December season.

The season in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico also opens July 1 and will close when the annual catch target is projected to be met, which is expected to be sometime between Nov. 11 and Dec. 3. Gag grouper caught in state waters outside of the fourcounty region and in federal waters may be taken ashore in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties during the federal season or the Julythrough-December state season. However, boats with gag grouper aboard might not stop in state waters off the four-county region

and must have gear stowed while traveling through it to shore. The FWC is working with Florida’s anglers to rebuild gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico so they reach strong, sustainable levels. The gag grouper recreational harvest minimum size and bag limits are 22 inches total length and two gag grouper per person. No more than four of any species of grouper may be kept. To learn more, visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Grouper.”

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There was a large turnout at this year’s HC Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament as golfers enjoyed the wonderful weather.


Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament a success By JULIA BULLINGTON


Holmes County Chamber of Commerce This year’s sixth annual Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament was March 8 at the Dogwood Lakes Golf Club. The weather was great, and all the players were in high spirits. A little chill in the air but plenty of sunshine made the course shine even brighter green than normal. Lots of new teams and new faces mixed with our faithful crew of loyal supporters. We had volunteers from First Federal Bank of Florida, Sandy Spear and Celena Medley, who worked with Kim Castriotta from the American Cancer Society to register all the players and make them pull out their checkbooks. Judge Russ Cole and Bill Bullington sat on hole 11 all day waiting on someone to claim that $10,000 hole in one prize. Brenda Blitch and Jennifer Cloud from Doctors Memorial Hospital rounded up all the teams to get their team portraits and sold chances to get on the green. Bettie Slay from Bettie’s Country Realty, Debbie Wells from Wells Law Firm and JoAnn Foxworth from the Fig Tree B & B set up and hauled in and tallied up and everything else under the sun that needed to be done. Chuck and Connie Mason, the owners of Dogwood Lakes Golf Club, can put on one great golf tournament. The course looked great, with two driveways full of carts charged and ready to take off and all the teams sorted as fairly as can be done. Rules were at the ready, prayers were all said and

A FLIGHT GROUP First place: Dogwood Lakes Teams Second place: Schutz Insurance Third place: The Darby Bunch B FLIGHT GROUP

First place: Smokers Depot Second place: Wells Fargo Bank Third place: West Florida


everyone was off to have a great day of fun and fellowship. Then it was back to the clubhouse for a wonderful lunch and all the awards. This year’s Chamber President Jon Sims, of Sims Signs, wants to thank all those who participated in the tournament and hopes all will join us again next year. Jon wants to send a very special thank you to all of our volunteers and board members who worked so hard and wants everyone to know how much we appreciate our corporate sponsors: Bonifay Nursing and Rehab, Community South Credit Union, Doctors Memorial Hospital, First Federal Bank of Florida, LKQ of West Florida, One South Bank, West Florida Electric Cooperative and of course the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, the Holmes County Economic Development Commission and the Holmes County Tourist Development Council. Without each of these supporters, our mission would be impossible.

From top, West Florida Electric won third place in the B Flight Group at this year’s Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. Dogwood Lakes Teams won first place in the A Flight Group. Schutz Insurance won second place in the A Flight Group. Smokers Depot won first place in the B Flight Group. The Darby Bunch won third place in the A Flight Group. Below, CW Roberts also played in this year’s tournament.

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Holmes County’s Walker ready to shine on big stage By JASON SHOOT

The century mark, PDL’s record picks and other Halifax Classic facts

747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot BONIFAY — Chris Walker will find himself in unfamiliar environments in coming weeks, but he can rest assured he is right where he belongs. Weeks after leading Holmes County to a Class 1A state championship in boys basketball, Walker will showcase his talents for the world in a pair of nationally televised games in Chicago and Brooklyn, N.Y. Walker, an explosive 6-foot10 forward, will play for the East in the McDonald’s AllAmerican Game today, April 3, in Chicago’s United Center (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.). Ten days later, he’ll suit up for the East in the Jordan Brand Classic on April 13 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (ESPN2, 6 p.m. CDT). The two games are the premier all-star events in the country for high school basketball players. The McDonald’s All-American Game dates back 36 years and throughout its illustrious history has featured luminaries like Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and countless others who went on to be NBA All-Stars and Hall-of-Famers. The Jordan Brand Classic has existed for 12 years, and many of the NBA’s best players, such as Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin, appeared in the game and provided the nation an early glimpse into their blossoming talents. “It was a dream of mine in middle school, and now I’ve got that chance,” Walker said. “To be in that mix of names is really exciting. I’m ready for this and to go out there and compete and have fun.” And maybe throw down a dunk or two for the cameras’ sake? “Oh, I’m gonna get some dunks,” Walker said. Walker will play with fellow Florida commit Kasey Hill in


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the McDonald’s game. East teammates will include other top recruits such as Andrew Wiggins and Noah Vonleh, two players considered among the Top 10 prospects in the country. They will compete against a West team featuring Jabari Parker, the Duke recruit regarded by many to be the No. 1 prospect nationally. Walker and Hill teamed together during AAU ball last summer and will pair up in Gainesville next season. But they will be at odds during the Jordan Brand Classic with Hill playing for the West. “I’ve never played against him,” Walker said. “Kasey’s good, man. He’s like a Derrick Rose. He can shoot, he’s fast, he’s athletic. Playing with him is easy. Just go up and get easy lobs and passes.” Walker, 18, is too young to remember Jordan’s dominance of the NBA in the late 1980s and throughout the ’90s. He’s a part of a new generation looking up to today’s stars, like James and Durant. “Michael Jordan is the best player,” Walker began.

“Well, wait. I don’t know what to think about that. I mean, LeBron, man. I feel like LeBron is just getting started. I think LeBron’s the best. He’s athletic, he can dribble, he’s a passer.” Perhaps Jordan can pitch his case if he attends the game in his namesake at the Barclays Center, the sparklingnew billion-dollar home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Walker’s trip to the United Center will take him to the home of three of Jordan’s six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls. “I’ve never played in anything like that,” Walker said of the two arenas. “I’ll just go out there, compete, have fun and just enjoy it.” Walker said he’s still appreciating the state championship with the Blue Devils. “It shows colleges I’m a winner and know what it takes,” Walker said. “It looks good on a resume, too.” If the caliber of talent that has crossed through these two all-star games is any indication, Walker won’t be filling out one of those any time soon.

The West boys have never scored more than 100 points in the previous eight years of the Halifax All-Star Classic. That information was relayed to East coach Matt Anderson, who is at Graceville and has gained a reputation of instilling tough defense in his teams. Fellow East coach Steve Welch of Malone also prides himself on defense, something he learned while playing at his alma mater when Anderson was an assistant coach. Anderson said the East will look to continue the trend of keeping the West under 100 when the teams convene for the game on Saturday at the Billy Harrison Field House on the campus of Gulf Coast State College. The boys tip off at 1 p.m. The girls open the festivities at 11 a.m. Anderson said there would be only one reason why the West scores 100. “If it happens, I’ll blame Steve,” he joked. The inability to forge beyond the century mark is only one fact associated with the high school showcase. Here are some other facts and figures from the Halifax All-Star Classic, which began in 2005: • The East boys lead the series 5-3 with two straight wins. The East has scored 100 or more three times, including a record 114 in a 15-point triumph in 2011. It also scored 102 in 2005 and 100 in 2009. • The West girls lead the series 6-2 and have scored 100 or more points twice. The West scored a then-record 112 in a 39-point win in 2009. The 39-point margin remains a record on both sides. • The girls series has tightened in the past three years with the average margin of victory three points. No winning team has scored more than 70 in the three-year span, and the East tallied a record-low 53 in 2011. • Heather Hingson is the third girls coach on the East from Chipley.

It ties the mark with Bay (George Hamilton) and Mosley (Steven Canfield) for most representation by coaches of a school. However, Chipley holds the distinction of sending three different coaches to the Halifax Classic, with Rickey McCullough in the inaugural game and Tracey Dudley in 2009. • Anderson and Welch are making second appearances as coaches. Anderson represented Bay in 2005, and Welch coached last year. They are tied with Marianna’s Travis Blanton and Port St. Joe’s Derek Kurnitsky for most coaching appearances on the boys side. • Of the 22 schools comprising the East player pool from The News Herald’s coverage area — excluding a 23rd in North Bay Haven, which doesn’t have a senior class until the fall — there hasn’t been a boys player chosen from Liberty County, Poplar Springs or Sneads. There has yet to be a girl chosen from Altha, Blountstown, Franklin County or Vernon. • Ponce de Leon leads all girls selections with 15, including two this year. Mosley had 13 picks and Graceville 10. Bay, Chipley, Marianna and Rutherford are tied for the top with 11 selections in the boys game, while Port St. Joe is second with 10. • There have been five sweeps. The West swept the games in 2006, ’08 and ’10. The East secured two wins in the same year in ’07 and ’12. • Rutherford’s Jon Wade set the boys and overall scoring record with 30 points for the East in last year’s 96-76 triumph. It eclipsed the 28 points Lori Fletcher scored for the West in 2009. That figure remains the girls record. Chipley’s Nikki Jackson holds the East girls mark with 26 points set in 2005. • Three East boys, Wade, Carter Grubbs and Karlos Franklin, have scored 20 or more points. Five East girls, Jackson, Geami Britt, Shari Steele, Tanesha Middleton and Erika Johnson, have put up at least 20 points.

Prep ROUNDUP From Staff Reports Rutherford 9, Citrus 3 OCALA — Rutherford rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Citrus 9-3 to win the Big Sun Classic prep baseball tournament on March 28. The Rams (13-5) used two suicide squeeze bunts by Andrew Mask and Zach Davis to score three runs in the sixth and move ahead 4-3. Rutherford put the game out of reach with five runs in the seventh. Davis was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Nick Nelson doubled and every starter had one of the Rams’ 11 hits. Mask was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Heath Holmes. Mask held Citrus hitless and had four strikeouts and one walk in 2 2/3 innings. Holmes gave up four hits and three runs, two earned, all coming in the fifth inning to give Citrus a 3-1 lead. Rutherford defeated schools from larger classifications, including handing Land O’Lakes a first loss, in winning the tournament. “We played a team out of Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville and then the Citrus group, so it was good to see different styles of teams,” Rutherford coach Jon Hudson said. “They tested us in every way, we had to get bunts down, do hit and runs, play more small ball and I think that really helped us.”

Moncrief was the winning pitcher and also was 3 for 3 for the Buccaneers (5-10). Mosley 13, St. Pete Catholic 3 DUNEDIN — Mosley blew the game open with seven runs in the fourth and ended the game an inning later by the run rule in the Dunedin Spring Break Classic. Bowen McGuffin was 3 for 4 with a double, triple and two RBIs, Dylan Brown 2 for 3 with an RBI and Logan Quimuyog had three RBIs for the Dolphins. Andrew Deramo struck out eight and walked two for the win.


South Walton 4, Port St. Joe 2


— Shannon Pridgen had a hit and scored twice for Port St. Joe. MaKayla Ramsey was the losing pitcher for the Tiger Sharks (9-4).

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Vernon 5, Wewahitchka 4 VERNON — Rashard Ranie was 2 for 4 with a triple, run scored and two RBIs, Jay Shiver 2 for 4 with an RBI and he also took the loss for the Gators (5-6).

Wewa wins tri-meet EASTPOINT — Wewahitchka won a three-team meet with 45 points. Port St. Joe (27) was second and Franklin County (16) third. Results: 119: Hensley (Wewa) 170-160-330, Benitez (FC) 180-125-305, Kemp (Wewa) 150-135-285, Simpson (PSJ) 120-0-120. 129: Wheeler (FC) 185-145-330, Parker (Wewa) 145-130-275, Dalton (Wewa) 140-100-240. 13: Carter (PSJ) 215-180-395, Laster (Wewa) 170-170-340, Sewell (Wewa) 170-155-325. 154: Epps (Wewa) 215-185400, Bruce (Wewa) 170-190360, Dalton (FC) 175-170-345, Raffield (PSJ) 135-120-255. 169: North (PSJ) 275-185460, Holyfield (Wewa) 175175-350, Nolan (Wewa) 185-0-185. 183: Jones (PSJ) 255-195-450, Rice (Wewa) 205-180-385, Strange (Wewa) 145-155-300. 199: Lee (PSJ) 270-190-460, Wheeler (FC) 235-185-420, Sims (Wewa) 185-0-185. 219: Sanders (PSJ) 205-165-370, Ray (FC) 165115-280. HWT: Melvin (Wewa) 275-205-480, Harrison (Wewa) 185-135-320.

North BayHaven 8, Chipley 5 CHIPLEY — Cameron

Arnold wins championship SPRINGFIELD — Arnold

Walton 2, Port St. Joe 0

PORT ST. JOE — Tucker Smith,

Drew Lacour, Tyler Worley, Chase Wilder, Will Ramsey and Ricky Pennington led Port St. Joe’s offense in the win over Graceville. Bryce Godwin took the win. Ethan Sander took the loss against Walton, while Wilder, Troy Williams, Cole Cryderman, Devon Strickland and Jarquis Davis each had hits for the Tiger Sharks (8-11).

surged to the Bay County boys weightlifting championship on Monday. The Marlins produced seven individual champions and won with 80 team points. Bay (53) was second followed by Mosley (48), North Bay Haven (13), Rutherford (eight) and Bay (five). Several of these county athletes will compete in the sectional meet at Arnold April 1 with state berths on the line. County meet results: 119: Moriarty (A) 225-195 — 430, Bantique (Bay) 170-155 — 325, Silas (NBH) 150-150 — 300, 129: Johnson (M) 250-170 — 420, Turrell (Bay) 215-170 — 385, Johnson (Bay) 160-145 — 305, 139: Smedley (A) 280-215 — 495, Baker (A) 255-210 — 465, DallArkell 245-185 — 430, DaltArkell 215-185 — 400, Gant (Bay) 185-160 — 345, Layfield (Bay) 165-145 — 310, 154: Bertrand (A) 30—230 — 530, DeForge (A) 270-245 — 515, Hewitt (M) 305-185 — 490, Golden (M) 255-235 — 490, Ackermann (NBH) 260-210 — 470, Echols (Bay) 2-5-155 — 360, 169: NRiley (A) 340-260 — 600, Kenney (Boz) 235-280 — 515, ZRiley 270-240 — 510, Hyatt (M) 230-200 — 430, Danun (NBH) 225-190 — 415, Meeks (NBH) 220-160 — 380, 183: MaloneBoyd (Bay) 275-265 — 540, Johnson (R) 265-240 — 505, Bruening (M) 260-225 — 485, Jensen (NBH) 275-200 — 475, Adams (M) 245-200 — 445, Wilson (NBH) 215-225 — 440, 199: Anderson (Bay) 360240 — 600, Sipe (A) 305-250 — 555, Hill (Bay) 300-235 — 535, Gipson (Bay) 280-250 — 530, Hamilton (M) 185-0 — 185, 219: Krimm (A) 280285 — 565, Williams (Bay) 325-235 — 560, Houghton (M) 285-235 — 520, Hairston (R) 280-225 — 505, Howe (Bay) 295-190 — 485, Green (M) 205-190 — 395, 238: Gordon (Bay) 365-245 — 610, Kirkley (M) 310-275 — 585, Batiste (A) 325-255 — 580, Tindall (A) 325-245 — 570, Estes (Bay) 300-235 — 535, Jender (M) 270-225 — 495, HWT: Murray (A) 385-255 — 640, Cox (A) 310-285 — 595, Lewis (Bay) 330-265 — 595, Hall (M) 330-250 — 580, Morrisey (M) 335-240 — 575, Sain (Bay) 305-270 — 575.

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Trivia Fun Wilson Casey WC@Trivia “Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guiness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is now a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes-County Times-Advertiser. 1) Where does Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” center around a civil war? Mexico, U.S., Ireland, Spain 2) Of the world’s 10 largest cities how many are built at, or near earthquake faults? 2, 4, 6, 8 3) Which Rice Krispies character wears a red-and-white striped hat? Snap, Tony, Crackle, Pop 4) Of these who isn’t/wasn’t at least 6’ or taller? Ryan Seacrest, Rutger Hauer, Tony Hawk, Jack Palance 5) What did actress Betty Grable leave an imprint of outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater? Foot, Leg, Elbow, Hand 6) Which of these lived past the age of 40? Lou Gehrig, Jules Verne, George Gershwin, Marilyn Monroe 7) Typically chicken wire is meshed in what geometric shape? Squares, Hexagons, Octagons, Pentagons 8) Of these who isn’t/wasn’t at least 6’ or taller? Steven Segal, Vincent Price, Gregory Peck, Jackie Gleason


The team of Seth Pemberton, James Wesley Clark, Whit Pettis and Colby Williams took first place. Also pictured is Gary Clark.

SHARPSHOOTERS Washington County Chamber holds clay shooting competition Special to Extra CHIPLEY — The rain stayed away and the teams spread the clay at the first Washington County Chamber of Commerce Clay Shoot competition on March 22 at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports. This was the first of several special activities the chamber is planning for this year. There were eight teams of four that filled the woods with shooters. Each participant shot 100 clays from 10 station locations. The clays were released in various flight patterns. Sounds of gunfire filled the air as if a war was going on, but everyone participated with a high level of safety in mind. It was a lot of fun, and it gave everyone an opportunity to improve their shooting skills. The first-place team participants

was all members of the Washington County Sure Shots 4-H team, which recently won several top honors at the state 4-H Shotgun competition. The Clay Shoot’s 10 sponsors were Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports, Atkins Global, Subway, Northwest Florida Community Hospital, One South Bank, Community South Credit Union, Valencia Jewelers, Guyson Construction, King’s Drugs and Washington-Holmes Technical Center. For more information about this event and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, call 638-4157 or visit the chamber’s Facebook page. The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is a proactive, nonpolitical partnership of business, community and government leaders dedicated to developing a strong and balanced economy while improving our quality of life.

WINNERS The winners of the Clay Shoot competition were: TEAMS

First place: James Wesley Clark, Seth

Pemberton, Colby Williams and Whit Pettis. Second place: Andy Fleener, Holly Hinson, Shane Cook and Gary Clark. Third place: Garrett Martin, Levi McDaniel, Tyler Imke and Nathan Spencer. INDIVIDUALS

First place: James Wesley Clark Second place: Holly Hinson Third place: Seth Pemberton Fourth place: Shane Cook

9) Without Pluto how many planets in our solar system were discovered by Americans? 0, 1, 2, 3 10) Which of these lived past the age of 40? Bob Marley, Yuri Gagarin, Mickey Mantle, Andy Kaufman

The team of Shane Cook, Holly Hinson and Andy Fleener took second. Also pictured are Gary Clark and Ted Everett.

The team of Levi McDaniel, Tyler Imke, Nathan Spencer and Garrett Martin took third. Also pictured are Gary Clark and Ted Everett.

11) Which “Doctor” is less commonly known as Theodor Geisel? Holliday, Jekyll, Spock, Seuss 12) Where did the term “rocketry” originate? Ancient China, Soviet Union, USA, Germany 13) Generally speaking how much ingested chocolate would it take to kill a 35 lb. dog? 5 oz, 12 oz, 2 lbs, 5 lbs





14) Rodinia, Gondwana, Pangaea, Laurasia, and Nuna were known as? Oil reserves, Supercontinents, Prison camps, Oceans ANSWERS 1) Spain. 2) 8. 3) Crackle. 4) Ryan Seacrest. 5) Leg. 6) Jules Verne. 7) Hexagons. 8) Jackie Gleason. 9) 0. 10) Mickey Mantle. 11) Seuss. 12) Ancient China. 13) 5 lbs. 14) Supercontinents.

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6th annual Robotics Contest

Fourteen robots and their student inventors gathered in Marianna March 21 to compete in the sixth annual robotics contest sponsored by the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board and Opportunity Florida. The contest challenged teams of students to design, build and operate a robot to outscore their opponents in head to head completion. Tech No Bot from Holmes County High School defeated Wolverines from Chipley High School 65-10 in the final round to take the championship. Cottondale High’s Avengers defeated the

Bulldogs 50-45 of Liberty County to capture third place. Students were challenged to design and build a robot that could move various size balls into scoring areas as well as lift balls into a scoring tube. Teams played four round robin matches that determined the seeding in a single elimination tournament. Tech No Logic also took first place in the Log Book competition as well as the Top Gun Award for scoring the most points in a single match. In the Log Book competition teams submitted logbooks that were graded and then the top teams were also

interviewed by judges to determine the final rankings. The contest was started by the CRWDB and Opportunity Florida to give area educators an extra tool to use as they help youth learn how to think critically, problem solve and work as a team. Richard Williams, Executive Director of the CRWDB, said the contest is a fun way for students to expand their classroom knowledge. “This contest gives students a chance to put lessons learned in the classroom to use in a way that offers them many challenges they have to overcome,” Williams said. “It is amazing

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to see teams between rounds working on their robots and actually applying skills necessary to do well in any occupation that requires knowledge in math, science, technology and engineering.” The CRWDB provides oversight and implementation of workforce development programs in Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington County. The board also works with local educational institutions, economic development organizations and local employers to promote our goal of having a highly skilled and competitive workforce.

Chamber welcomes The Silver Door By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — One of Bonifay’s newest businesses, The Silver Door, was welcomed by the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on March 12. Some of the services provided are “paint on ceramics, clay molding, paper crafts, create mosaics, paint your own tee shirt, bedazzle your hats, shirts, skirts and bags, paint your favorite wooden crafts, create a perfect gift, create metal sculptures for your garden or home” and so much more. They are equipped especially for large groups and group discounts upon reservation, which includes “birthday parties, club events, school projects and events, team building,” etc. “We also have a variety

Air Force Airman Shawn T. Dupree graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Dupree is the son of Woodie Dupree Jr. of Sandspur Road, Westville. He is a 2012 graduate of Paxton High School.

Boston Celebrates 12th Birthday Photo courtesy of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce

The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce welcomed The Silver Door to the business community with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. of animals for the children to come see, feed and pet,” said owner Carla Templeton. “We’re also starting a hydroponics farm, which is where

you use water to grow you garden vegetables and the fish that live in the water provide a natural fertilizer. We’re hoping to start this as an

educational tool for local schools and families.” The studio’s hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Board members attend ‘Day in the Legislature’ Special to Extra Local board members Sid Johnson and Shirley Owens attended the 26th annual Florida School Board Association “Day in the Legislature “ on March 20-21. A legislative briefing on current education bills was held on Wednesday and a legislative breakfast meeting on Thursday morning. The remainder of the day was spent in visiting legislators an attending committee meetings. Mrs Owens also attended a new School Board Survival skills training on Tuesday.

Left to right: ShirleyOwens, Holmes County School Board Member, Dr Wayne

Blanton Executive Director of Florida School Board Association, Sid Johnson Holmes county School Board Member, at the 26th annual Florida School Board Association “Day in the Legislature.”

Alexander Boston will celebrate his 12th birthday on April 4. He is the son of Sabrina Boston and Rory Moore and the grandson of Mrs. Martha Boston of Chipley and Mrs. Annie Moore of Bonifay. Courtesy Florida Department of State

Laurence Cutts of Chipley received a Florida Folk Heritage Award on March 20 in Tallahassee in recognition of his achievements perpetuating the traditional art of beekeeping and honey production. He was presented the award by Secretary of State Ken Detzner and Florida Folklife Council Chair Larry Crook.

Holly Kolmetz Memorial Scholarship A scholarship in the amount of $1,250 to be awarded to one Ponce de Leon High School senior, class of 2013. Another scholarship in the amount of $1,250 will be awarded

to a Bethlehem High senior, class of 2013. Applications are now available. A 2.5 GPA or higher is required. This scholarship can be used for college or vocational

school. See your high school guidance counselor for application forms and details regarding scholarship. Return all completed applications by May 13.


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Relay for Life events Holmes County

Relay looking to honor cancer survivors The Holmes County Relay for Life is looking for survivors to honor at this year’s Relay for Life 2013 event. If you are a cancer survivor submit your name, address and shirt size to the following locations for Relay updates, reservation at the Survivors Banquet and free survivor T-shirt: Bonifay Hardee’s, Bonifay Burger King and the Holmes County TimesAdvertiser. Or you can mail it to the Holmes County Times-Advertiser C/O Cecilia Spears; 112 East Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425.

HC Relay seeks talent Holmes County Relay for Life is looking for local talent to star at this year’s Relay for Life event. If you’ve got a talent of any kind and would like

to perform at this year’s Relay for Life, which is scheduled for Friday, April 19, at Memorial Park in Bonifay contact DeAnna Oldham at 768-2675 or

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Race For a Cure Car Show

The Washington County Relay for Life invites you Washington County will to bring your favorite hot be holding their 2013 Relay rod and show it off in its For Life Event from 6 p.m. first Race For a Cure Car April 12 to 11 a.m. April Show. The show is at 9 13 at Pals Park in Chipley. a.m. on April 13 at Pal’s The theme for the 2013 Park in Chipley. Trophies Relay For Life is “Race For will be awarded on the a Cure.” Relay stage at noon to the fans favorite car, first, second and third place, Miss Washington and a Grand Champion County Relay trophy will be awarded to Come be apart of the the car or club that turns Miss Washington County in the most donations. Relay Beauty Pageant. There is no charge to The pageant is at 6 p.m. enter your car. The club on Friday, April 12, for that enters the most cars ages 11-18 and at 9 a.m. will receive a plaque from on Saturday, April 13, for the American Cancer age’s birth to 10 years old. Society in recognition of Entry fee is $50. You may its contribution to a world with more birthdays. There pick up you entry forms

Relay Raffles is no year, make or model limit to this show. Food, drinks and entertainment will be available to all who enter or attend. For more information, contact Jimmy to register at 786-447-7440 or jim@

Relay looking to honor cancer survivors The Washington County Relay for Life is looking for survivors to honor at this year’s Relay for Life 2013 event. If you are a cancer survivor, submit your name, address and shirt size to the following for Relay updates, reservation at the Survivors Banquet and free survivor Tshirt: Cathrine at The Washington County News or call Connie Wheeler at 260-4073. Or mail it to the Washington County News, C/O Cathrine Lamb, 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or email clamb@

Scentsy raffle: The Krafty Katz is holding a raffle for a basket including a Scentsy Buddy (Penny the Pig) and other goodies valued at $50. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held at the Relay on April 13. To purchase a ticket or for more information, call Vicki Lamb at 326-3319, Cecilia Spears at 658-4038 or Cathrine Lamb at 326-0121. Cabin or Cottage raffle: The Gulf Power Relay For Life Team is selling tickets for a raffle to be held on April 13 at the Relay. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. The raffle is for a three-day, two-night stay in a cabin that sleeps up to 14 people in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., or a three-day, two-night stay at The Villas of Mexico Beach in a condo that sleeps up to 10 people. Contact any Gulf Power Team Member. Tupperware raffle: The Krafty Katz will be holding a raffle for a Tupperware basket valued at $50. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be held at the Relay on April 13. To purchase a ticket or for more information, call Vicki Lamb at 326-3319, Cecilia Spears at 6584038 or Cathrine Lamb at 326-0121. Team Atkins raffle: Team Atkins is holding a raffle at Relay on April 12 for a three-day, two-night weekend in Destin at the Residence Inn by Marriott Hotel. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Proceeds will go to the Washington County Relay For Life. You do not have to be present at Relay to win. Tickets may be purchased at the Atkins Office, 1141 Jackson Ave. in Chipley (next to the Westerner) or you call Connie Wheeler at 638-2288 or 260-4073 for more information.

Community calendar Library hours Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed Washington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Vernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed


10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic

violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.


7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 -11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third TUESDAY Thursday (Holmes County 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class Residents Only) at the Washington County 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Money Public Library, Chipley Sense at Goodwill Career Branch Training Center; call 6388-10 a.m.: Church 0093; every third Thursday Fellowship Breakfasts at 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Around the Corner Grill. Council on Aging provides Breakfast provided. All hot meals and socialization. denominations welcome. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Library preschool story Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. time. 11 a.m.: Washington 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Support group meets third Club meeting. Thursdays at the First Noon: Alcoholics Presbyterian Church Anonymous open meeting, at 4437 Clinton St. in New Life Assembly Marianna. Fellowship Hall, Chipley. Noon: Alcoholics 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Anonymous open meeting Joseph Catholic Church at New Life Assembly games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Fellowship Hall, Chipley Peg Russ at 638-451 1 p.m.: Caregivers 6 p.m.: Holmes County Meeting at Washington Commission meets second County Council on Aging Tuesdays. in Chipley for more 7 p.m.: Narcotics information call 638-6216 Anonymous meeting, 2 p.m.: Writers Group Blessed Trinity Catholic meets the first Thursday Church on County Road of each month (unless a 177A holiday) at the Chipley Library WEDNESDAY 4 p.m.: Holmes County 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Historical Society 2nd Council on Aging provides Thursday of each month. hot meals and socialization. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. Vernon Historical Society at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Museum is open to the 6 p.m.: The Holmes public from 10 a.m. to 2 County Historical Society p.m. Meetings are fourth meets first Thursdays at 6 Wednesdays at 2 p.m. p.m. The public is invited to 11 a.m.: Washington attend. Council on Aging (Chipley) 6 p.m.: Washington senior lunches; for County Council on Aging reservations, call 638-6217. Line Dancing Class for Donations accepted. more information call 1 p.m.: Line dancing, 638-6216 Washington Council on 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Aging in Chipley. Olive Baptist Church on 7 p.m.: Depression and State Road 79 North. Bipolar Support Group 7 p.m.: Narcotics meets at First Baptist Anonymous meeting, Church educational annex Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road building in Bonifay. Call 177A 547-4397.


6 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at LaurdenDavis Art Gallery call 703-0347 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more information call 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Marianna’s Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church.


The Holmes County Community Health Clinic, 203 W. Iowa St., Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the first and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen.


8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at GracevilleCampbellton Hospital in Graceville.

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Gap Pond Cemetery Clean Up The Gap Pond Cemetery Committee will be holding a cemetery clean up day from 7 a.m. to noon today.

Christian Haven Church Jam Session Christian Haven Church will be holding its monthly Jam Session at 6 p.m. on Saturday. There will be refreshments with singing immediately afterward. For more information, call 638-0836 or 773-2602.

New Home Baptist to present The Gospel by Way of Chalk Sermon GRACEVILLE — Pastor Johnny Jones and the congregation of New Home Baptist Church invite you to a day of fun, food and a unique gospel presentation on Saturday. Activities will begin around 4 p.m., with hamburgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings. This will be followed with Brother Al Leach sharing the gospel message by way of a chalk sermon. Brother Al is a commercial artist and a gospel preacher who has ministered for 30 years. In this unique presentation, you will see and hear the gospel as it is presented. New Home Baptist Church is just off Piano Road in Graceville. For more information call 326-4712 or 276-9891.

Tent Revival of America BONIFAY — The Florida Springs RV Resort and Campground will be hosting Todd Allen Herendeen’s Tent Revival of America on Saturday. The church and Veterans organization yard sale will begin at 4 p.m., with a gospel and patriotic music program at 7 p.m. Food and soft drinks will be available. The yard sale and tent program are free to everyone. For more information or to reserve camping spots, call 258-3110.

Saint Agatha Cooked-to-Order Breakfast DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Saint Agatha’s Episcopal Church will sponsor a Cooked-to-Order Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday. Breakfast plates will be $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for a child 10 and younger. Breakfast will include eggs, grits/home fries, pancakes, bacon/sausage, toast, sausage gravy on biscuits or toast, juice/milk/coffee. There will also be healthy choice items. Breakfast will be served in the Parish Hall, 150 Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs. All proceeds benefit the building and grounds fund.

I’ve got Easter on my mind I am not one to boast, at least not about myself unless someone is listening, but I do give some time to exercising the little gray cells in my mind. Many people, no names given, spend most of their time yapping, DR. JAMES while people like L. SNYDER me spend Out to Pastor their time napping. While napping, I am also exercising my mind. Some people exercise their mind by doing crossword puzzles. I tried this, but every once in a while I’ll think of the right word, and then that word makes me think of something else and that makes me think of something else altogether, and pretty soon I’m off on one of my little mind trips. One thing about these little mind trips of mine: They do not cost very much and when I come to, I am quite refreshed. One danger about my little mind trips is that sometimes I am not alone when I am tripping out. This can be quite dangerous to my health. Last week, for example, I was driving across town and happened to engage in one of my little mind trips. It must have been a good one because I was thoroughly enjoying my trip, and then I began to hear in the background a variety of words that did not seem connected nor did they make

sense. These words did not have anything whatsoever to do with the little trip I was on at the time. Then the words started to fall into some kind of an order. Are... You... Listening... To... What... I’m... Saying? At first, they did not seem connected, and to be truthful, it rather upset me because these words were interrupting a very nice mind trip I was on at the time. I hate it when I am interrupted by such nonsense. For some reason I happened to glance over to my right and was shocked to discover that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage was sitting in the passenger seat. At first, I thought I was hallucinating. However, she was looking back at me! I stared at her for a minute and then demanded, “What are you doing in my car?� She gave me one of those looks indicating I was in serious trouble. Then it dawned on me. We were going across town to go shopping. For some reason I had tuned everything out and slipped into a wonderful mind trip. Well, for the rest of the trip I was listening to a voice but that voice was not in my head; it was in my ears. Both of them. I had to leave my little mind trip for another occasion when I was by myself. I must confess that when I get on one of those mind trips of mine I lose sense of everything around me. I have a very active mind; of course,

my wife says I have a very active imagination. I am not sure the difference, and I am not about to ask her, either. Some mysteries in life should be just that. A mystery. One mind trip that I get on to about this time a year is Easter. Lately I have had Easter on my mind. I know the word “Easter,� is not a very politically correct word today. But then I am not running for office; in fact, I am running away from politics as much as possible. I like the word Easter. In some places, they are changing the Easter Bunny to the Spring Bunny and the Easter Egg Hunt to the Spring Egg Hunt. This is supposed to be more PC tolerable. After all, it is important that we should be PC in everything we do. Those people who object to the word “Easter,� I wonder if they really know where it came from. To some the Easter Bunny has some kind of a religious connotation. Personally, I never discovered what denomination the Easter Bunny is a member of. Where does the Easter Bunny attend church? The First Church of the Easter Egg Hunt? It has become a popular thing not to tolerate religion in our country. Well, let me correct that. We tolerate all religions except Christianity. It is too bad the people who cannot tolerate Christianity are unable to read. I think it is sad this generation is not able to read

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Obituaries Ola M. Culpepper

Franklin L. Benton

We celebrate Jackie Robertson the life of Ola Mae Seay and Glynn Culpepper. Her love of Chipley. Mrs. for life has been Culpepper has four manifest in her love grandchildren, for Christ and His Michael David creation. Wayne (Advance, She was born N.C.), Joel Clifford OLA M. Nov. 20, 1920, to Wayne (Beaver CULPEPPER Dam, Ky.), Jason Arthur Bennett and Vera Mae Cook. Robertson Seay She committed her life to (Lucas Lake) and Dr. Christ and was baptized at Anna Seay (Mobile, Cowford on Holmes Creek. Ala). She also has seven She became a member great-grandchildren. of First Baptist Church, The funeral service was Chipley, on March 3, 1951. held at 10 a.m., Monday, Born south of Bonifay, April 1, 2013, at Brown she and her husband Funeral Home, followed Jack Robertson moved by a graveside service at to the Schell Farm off of Chipley City Cemetery. Falling Water Road in Officiates for the services 1946. Because of her love are Dr. James C. Wayne of plants she established and the Rev. Joel Wayne. and ran Falling Water The family received Nursery for 27 years. Ola friends from 9 to 10 a.m., was actively involved in the Monday, April 1, 2013, at establishment of Falling Brown Funeral Home. If so Waters State Park. She was desired, contributions may a member of the Audubon be made in her memory society and garden clubs. to First Baptist Church She was preceded in Building Fund, PO Box 643, death by husbands - 2nd Lt Chipley, FL 32428, or Falling Clifford Wayne, Jack Ellison Waters State Recreation Robertson and Wesley Area, 850-638-6130. Culpepper. Brown Funeral Home of She is survived by her Chipley is in charge of the son, Dr. James C. Wayne arrangements. Friends and and Linda of Greensboro, family may sign the online N.C. and her daughter, register at

Frank Loyd BenBenton and step ton, was born son Randy Eklund. Dec. 7, 1933, in HolHe is survived mes County, to Joe by his brother, and Ellafair Benton. Doyle Benton and Frank worked wife Ruby; his wife for International of 28 years, Jan Paper Company Eklund; children, FRANKLIN L. Joe (Elaine) Benand attended FlorBENTON ida State Univerton, Ann Gibson and sity. He joined the Mary (Mike) GalAir Force in 1955, which land; grandchildren, Terrah brought him to San AntoShaw, Ryan Gibson, Amannio. Frank owned several da Bankesie, Zachary Galdifferent companies over land, Makayla Galland and the year’s including Model Tori Benton; great grandLawn Service where he son, Clement Bankesie; held Irrigators License mother of his children, Pa#8 in the state. He started tricia Benton; step children, this business while in the Steve Eklund, Jeff (Audrey) Air Force and attending St. Eklund, Kim (Steve) Whittle, Mary’s University where he Donella (Matt) Reinl and received a BA in Personnel their families along with Management in May 1963. numerous cousins, nieces He also owned The Mower and nephews. House and Century 21 BenThe family would like to ton Real Estate. Frank was thank Dr. Robin Eickhoff past president of TTIA. He and Odyssey Hospice for was active in the PTA when their loving care of Frank. his children were growing There was memorial serup and CYO. He loved softvice at 10 a.m. on March ball and played up to 2002 28 at Funeral Caring USA in the Senior Softball Olym- at 2621 Mossrock, followed pics. He worked the last by a time of remembrance 16 years with his daughter lunch at Jacala Mexican at Texas Lawn Sprinkler. Restaurant at 606 West Ave. Frank could not and would In lieu of flowers donanot sit still. tions can be made to San Frank was preceded in Antonio Senior Softball death by his parents, sons, League, 9360 Sumac Lane, James Benton and John San Antonio, TX 78266.

Theodore F. Rushing Jr. Theodore and their children Fordson Rushing Landry and Daniel Jr., 56, passed away Carroll of Leonia; March 28, 2013, his companions en-route to his children, Rachel birthplace in Ponce Haddix and de Leon after a husband Doug brief illness. Jr., of Bonifay, THEODORE F. Mariah Yantz and was born June 5, RUSHING JR. husband Tim of 1956 in DeFuniak Springs. He was Nicholasville, Ky., an avid fisherman and Raina Logan and husband excellent shade tree Scott of Lexington, Ky., mechanic. For the last and his grandchildren, years of his life, Jr., lived Brannon Jackson and wife in Campbellsville, Ky., Minisah and daughter with his companion, Kathi Mauriah of Orlando, Coatney of Marianna. He Trystan and Keegan helped raise her children Jackson of Bonifay and who affectionately called Peighton, Colton, Kami him “Papa�. and Nolan Yantz of Jr., is survived by his Nicholasville, Ky. mother, Agnes Rushing Junior’s ashes will be of Ponce de Leon; two scattered on the river bank sisters, Janie Carroll and with is daddy, Theodore F. husband Uvonne of Leonia Rushing, Sr., where they and Gina Devin and enjoyed many happy pain husband Rob of Chipley; free days at their favorite two nephews, Brad fishing holes. Hayes Carroll and his daughter Funeral Home of Elba, Amber Carroll and Chad Ala., was entrusted with Carroll and wife Jessica the arrangements.

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Juanita E. Smith Mrs. Juanita Elizabeth Smith, 84, of Westville passed away March 23, 2013, at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay. She was born Sept. 4, 1928, in Cedar Bluff, Ala., to the late John David and Marylou Emma Pearsey Long. She was a retired classroom teacher aide in the Holmes County Schools and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in northern Holmes County. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leabert Eugene Smith; five brothers and one sister. Mrs. Smith was survived by one son, Al (Felecia) Smith of Wallingford, Pa.; two daughters, Dianne (Del) Murray of Leesburg, Ga. and Cynthia (Wendell)

Peacock of Westville; one brother, Irby (Velma) Long of Valrico; two sisters-inlaw, Alice Long of Brandon, and Voncile Wells of Lynn Haven; six grandchildren, Adrienne, Salina, Brandee, Rae, Heather Dawn, and Daniel; 13 greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m., March 27, 2013 at New Hope Baptist Church Holmes County with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Lindsey Martin, the Rev. Clay Hatcher, and the Rev. Jim Mashburn with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends at Peel Funeral Home at visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Rose M. Watkins

Mrs. Rose Michelle Watkins, age 50, of Chipley, passed away March 26, 2013, at Northwest Florida Donna V. Sparks Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1962, in Mrs. Donna Virginia by one daughter, Melissa Sparks, 64, of Caryville, Ivey of Bonifay; three sons, Panama City. Mrs. Watkins was passed away March 26, Andy Hale of Clearwater, preceded in death by her 2013, in the Covenant Aaron Hale and wife Mifather, Jimmy Sheffield and Hospice Inpatient and Pal- chelle of Clearwater, and liative Care Center at Bay Charles Sparks of Caryville mother, Penny Green. Mrs. Watkins is survived Medical Center in Panama and several grandchildren. by her husband, Roger Lee City. Memorialization was Watkins of Chipley; two She was born June 28, by cremation with Peel 1948, in Huntington, W.Va. Funeral Home in charge of daughters, April Zembellas and husband, Aaron of Mrs. Sparks is survived arrangements. Chipley, and Chasity Glass of Bonifay; one son, Kody Lynd of Ashville, N.C.; two Evelyn Shouppe step-sons, Ryan Watkins and Justin Watkins both of Evelyn Shouppe, 92, of followed in Pilgrim Rest Vernon; four grandchildren, Cottondale, passed away Cemetery with James & Graiden Zembellas, Thursday, March 28, 2013, Lipford Funeral Home Jareth Zembellas, Railyn at the Bonifay Nursing in Graceville directing. and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Family received friends at Zembellas, and Peyton Gainey; two sisters, Vickie Evelyn was born Jan. 27, the funeral home from 1921, in Cottondale, to the 1 p.m. until time of service. Sheffield of Panama City, and Janet Clements of late Amos Jackson and Expressions of sympathy Vernon; two brothers, Ron Nancy Etta Sapp Shouppe. can be made at www. Green and wife Melissa of She loved spending time Picayune, Miss., and Theron with her girls and family. Mrs. Shouppe was a gifted gardener growing all types of roses and flowers. She was a long time member of Glass Community Church. Proceeded in death by her husband, Josh Shouppe and son Jimmy Ray Shouppe. Survived by her beloved daughters, Janice Kirkland, Cottondale, Nancy Hawkins, Bonifay, Connie Peterson, Cottondale; sister Arvin Scurlock, Cottondale; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Bros. Larry Hawkins and Glen Peterson officiating. Burial

Shirley Ann Flanagan, 84, passed from this life Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. She was born in Barnesboro, Pa., on Feb. 16, 1929, to Earl and Ellen (Toth) Brown. Shirley was a registered nurse and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. She has lived her for the past 25 years coming from Dale City, Va. Shirley is survived by her five sons, Owen Flanagan III of Sunny Hills, Richard Earl Flanagan and wife, Carol, of Jonesborough, Ga.,

Terry Flanagan and wife, Candice, of Titusville, Tom Flanagan and wife, Angel, of Va., and Tim Flanagan and wife, Marchia, of Virginia; daughter, Susan Flanagan of Red House, Va.; brother, Jack Brown of Penn.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Mass will be held at a later date at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Memorialization was by cremation. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.

Barbara R. LeBoeuf Barbara Ann fery J. LeBoeuf Jr., Riggio LeBoeuf, 64, and wife Lena and a native of Bourg Brian K. LeBoeuf; and a resident of daughters, Sandra Bonifay, died at L Bourg and hus11:30 a.m., on Friband Lynn, and day, March 8, 2013. June L. Waldrip and She was a previous husband Daniel; BARBARA ANN brother Gasper Rigemployee of WalR. LEBOEUF Mart in Houma and gio; sisters Fannie Dothan, Ala. Rose Wright, and She was preceded in Gladys R. Cain; grandchildeath by her parents, Guy dren, Alex, Dana, Brandon, and Una Riggio; brother, Kerri, Tiffany, Kristin and Charles Guy Riggio; sisAlexis and numerous niecter, Kathleen G. Riggio; es and nephews. nephew, Heath Benjamin A memorial service will Cain and a niece, Kimberly be held on Sunday, April 7, Wright. 2013, at New Effort Church She is survived by her in Bonifay. A service and beloved husband, Jeffery burial were held in her naJ. LeBoeuf Sr.; sons, Jeftive town in Louisiana.

Linda Newsom Linda Newsom, 42, of Panama City, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Linda was born Oct. 25, 1970, in Panama City to Samuel Newsom and the late Fannie (Moody) Newsom. She had been a resident of Panama City for the past seven years, coming from Franklin, La., and was employed at Edgewater Beach Resort. Survivors include her father, Samuel Newsom of Franklin, La.; one son, Russell Knight and wife Jennifer of Panama City; one daughter, Charity M. Brooks and husband

Benjamin of Panama City; two brothers, Danny and Mark Newsom both of Franklin, La.; one sister, Martha Adkins of Panama City and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 2013, at 1 p.m.,. at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel in Chipley. The family received friends one hour prior to services. Interment followed in Lynn Haven Cemetery in Lynn Haven. The family has requested no flowers. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at

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Green and wife Angela of Montgomery, Ala. and special friend, Beth Segal of Panama City Beach. A memorial service was held at 5 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2013, at Peel Funeral Home Vernon Chapel with the Rev. Alan English speaking. Memorialization was by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Eddie H. (Eddie) Smith born March 23, 1952, passed away March 14, 2013, of natural causes at Piedmont Henry Medical Center in Stockbridge, Ga. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Vander H. and Mildred McEachern Smith and one nephew. He is survived by Kimberley Beall of McDonough, Ga.; two sisters, Ann Blalock and

Joy Kirkland; five nephews and three nieces all of Holmes County and many extended family and friends. A private memorial service was held in Sunnyside, Panama City Beach, with interment at Smith Chapel Assembly of God in Holmes County. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

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Arts. “Families can bring their ESTO — The Two-Toe Tom children to Shivers Park and Festival Beauty Pageant will be spend time experiencing the April 5-6 at the Graceville Civic creative process in a variety Center. The entry fee is $50 with of mediums including drawing all proceeds going to the Twoand painting, collage, music, Toe Tom Festival celebration. dance, storytelling and drama,” Contestants may participate said Lynne Eldridge, executive in the photogenic competition director of the ELCNWF. for an additional $10. This is an “Research shows that it is open pageant. Participants must important for all children, be between 0 and 20. For more beginning when they are very information, call Teresa Bush at young, to have the opportunity 263-4744 or Darlene Madden at to express themselves both 263-3201. through play and the arts. ArtKidDoo will give them that Child Find Pre-K screening opportunity.” ArtKidDoo is a CHIPLEY — Washington County free event. Many different types of creative activities will be School District and FDLRS/ available for children of all ages. PAEC co-sponsor Child Find Performances are scheduled Pre-K screenings to identify children with disabilities and/or through the day, and food will be available for purchase. Families special needs. Eligible children are encouraged to come and must be 3 to 4 years old, spend time discovering the arts suspected of having a disability with their children. For more and not enrolled in public information, call 638-6343 and school. ask for the Early Learning Each child is screened in Coalition. the areas of vision, hearing, speech, language and overall Senior Expo development. Screening appointments are scheduled The Washington County every month in each county. Council on Aging will have The parent or legal guardian its annual Senior Exp from 9 must provide permission for a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 at the the child to participate in the Washington County Agricultural screening. Center. There will be food Screenings are scheduled and a grand prize drawing. by appointment only by calling Information will be handed the Child Find office at 638out by hospitals, home health 6131, ext. 2310 or toll free 1-873agencies, hospice agencies, 877-7232, ext. 2310. This office state SHINE program, nursing serves Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, home, funeral home pre-need, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Florida telecommunication, the Walton and Washington Washing Holmes Vo-Tech and counties. many more.

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CHIPLEY — What do you get when you combine kids and creativity? Come and find out at ArtKidDoo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Shivers Park in Chipley. The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida and other organizations in the community are sponsoring ArtKidDoo - A Celebration of Children and the

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SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS VPK registration The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida will have Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten registration for families in Holmes and Washington counties at their office from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 5, at 680 Second St., in the old Chipley High School building. To be eligible for VPK, children must turn 4 on or before Sept. 1, and they must live in Florida. When enrolling for VPK, parents will need to bring proof of child’s age and proof of Florida residency. Typical examples for each are: • for proof of age, a birth certificate, passport or military ID • for proof of residency, driver’s license, utility bill (must show street address), residential rental and ornamental grasses, trees shrubs, bulbs, house and tropical plants and succulents. The association will provide soil pH testing, kits for soil analysis and fire ant control information. Admission gardens is free, and guests are invited to tour the gardens while at the sale. For more information, call Cheryl Hatcher at 334-798-1034.

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agreement, vehicle registration card or pay stub. “The VPK program is a great way to help prepare children to be successful in school and in life,” said Lynne Eldridge, executive director for the ELCNWF. “Parents have many different quality programs to choose from when looking to enroll their child in VPK.” For more information, call 1-866-269-3022 or visit begin at 10 a.m. with a 60/40 split. The cost to enter the tournament will be $20 per team. There will be concerts throughout the day by The Springs, Ron French (All Heart Music), Southern Chain Gang and Big and Loud. There will also be a dunking booth, a fire truck exhibit, cakewalk, face painting and vendors selling wood art, children’s clothes, hand-painted items, candles, arts and crafts, food and more. For more information, call Darlene Madden at 263-3201 or the town of Esto at 263-6521.

ESTO — The second annual Two Toe Tom festival will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at John W. Clark Park. There will be a car and truck show on the day of the event with a 50/50 drawing Shiver reunion and door prizes at 2 p.m. PENSACOLA — The Shiver Registration for the show will be 8-10:30 a.m. The cost to enter reunion will start at 10 a.m. and last all day on Saturday, April the show is $15 per vehicle. 13, at Blue Angel Recreation A horseshoe tournament will

Request of Bids For Replacement of Gym Floor at Vernon Middle School The Washington County School District is accepting bids for the replacement of gym floor at Vernon Middle School, 3190 Moss Hill Road, Vernon, FL. Specifications may be picked up at the Washington County School District, 652 Third Street, Chipley, FL or viewed on the Washington County School Board website ( A walkthrough of the Vernon Middle School gym facility at 3190 Moss Hill Road, Vernon, FL will be held Monday, April 15, 2013 at 10 A.M. for all interested parties. Bids are to be sealed and marked “Bid 13-03-Replacement of Gym Floor at Vernon Middle School” and delivered or mailed to Mike Park, Director of Maintenance, Facilities and Transportation, Washington County School Board 652 3rd Street, Chipley, Florida 32428, no later than Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2 P.M. (CST). Bids will be opened at this time and will be presented for School Board approval on Monday, May 13, 2013. The Washington County School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. As published in the Washington County News April 3, 10, 2013

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Kindergarten registration Kate M. Smith and Vernon elementary schools will begin kindergarten registration April 8 for the 2013-2014 school year. Stop by the school office to pick up a registration packet. All requirements for registration will be attached to the packet. All forms and proper documentation must be completed for a child to be registered. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. You must provide a certified birth certificate (not hospital copy), Social Security card, Florida immunization record (can be obtained at location shots were received), Florida physical (must be dated within one year of first day of school) and proof of residency in Washington County.

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Kelly Services has immediate needs for Manufacturing Technicians in Jacksonville, FL Relocation stipend available for eligible applicants Pay $17-19/hour, Contact: La’Grata Mobley, 904.245.4807 MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE - TRAIN ONLINE FOR ALLIED HEALTH AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. COMPUTER AND FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. SCHEV AUTHORIZED. CALL 888203-3179 WWW.CENTURAONLINE. COM


2 Bdrm/1.5 Townhouse Apt. ley area. No (850)638-1918.

Tidy Nook looking for handyman/ inspector/ landscaper for property preservation work. Some local travel. Internet and tools required. Materials and training provided. BI-WEEKLY PAY. 888-389-8238

3 Bdrm/1 Bath in Chipley. $600/mo. plus deposit. New carpet, near Kate Smith. Call (850)638-4345.

Space for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918

Barber Shop for sale. (850) 228-2173.

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1 Bdrm/1 Bath House. Chipley area. No Pets. (850)638-1918.

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One Bedroom $450 Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306.

Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918

Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay. Now offering studio apts. $350/mo. 2 Bdrm $500/month. Includes city utilities. (850)557-7732.

2BR/1BA Updated House. in country. East of McDonalds. Stove, DW, fridge, water, septic & yard care include. App Required. $600/month plus $600 deposit. 850-638-4228. Home For Rent 3BR/ 1.5BA A/C Wausau. $650.00 Rent $650.00 Deposit. No Pets. 638-7601 ALSO FOR RENT 3BR/1BA, AC Bonifay, FL. $550.00 rent/ $550.00 Deposit. No pets. 638-7601

BANKREPOSSESSION SMITH LAKE, ALABAMA. Prime dockable Homesite $49,900. Bank loss of $120k per lot, over $3million on 34 lots, makes possible a $200k + homesite for 25 cents on the dollar. Level to water, no stairs. Build at water’s edge. NEW TO MARKET. Roads and utilities in place. Available April 20th. Make early appointment. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Call (877)448-6816

Bonifay Area: Assortment of Mobile Homes & RV’s. Also RV spaces for rent. Quiet location. 5 minutes from s h o p p i n g . (850)849-3911. Douglas Ferry Rd 2/Bdrm 2/bath. No Pets. Background check required. $420/month. Water, gargabe & lawn service i n c l u d e d . (850)547-4606.

For Rent. Two, 2BR/1BA MH and one 3BR/1BA MH. All on Corbin Rd. Storage buildings, decks, all electric. On nice big lots. I furnish water, garbage, do lawn in summer, spray once a month and change AC filters. For more info call Lou at 638-1911 or 326-0044. Sorry, no pets. For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Home Bonifay area. $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 Leave message. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746.

3 Homes for Sale in Chipley. Good rental income. Large lots. Recently remodeled. Motivated seller. 850-481-5352 or 850-849-7676.


4 BD/2BA plus 800 sqf shop CH/A on 1 acre in country, 3 miles from Chipley. Present owner upgrades will sell in lower 70’s or you purchase as is for lower 50’s. Call Ron @ 850-638-6414

20 acres rural woodlands on Steverson Road, north of Bonifay. Some owner financing available. Call (850)547-3129, cell# (850)415-2998.

By owner 19 wooded acres 3 miles north of Bonifay with 660’ frontage on Hwy 79. $3,500 per acre. Restricted to housing. Call R i c h a r d - ( 8 5 0 ) 547-2637. Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. Two 5 acres & One 10 acres on Buddy Rd. One 10 acres on Gainer Rd. 10 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109.

2006 FEMA Trailer. 33ft w/ slide out. All electric. $5000.00 OBO. 548-4715


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C-175 Aircarft, Low airframe Hrs, IFR equiped. In annual, ready to go. Will sell or trade for motorhome, equal value, $25,000; 850-849-6842.

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2BR/2BA, MH for rent. on Pioneer Rd. Call 8 5 0 - 8 4 9 - 6 8 4 2 , 8 5 0 3 2 6 - 0 5 8 2 , 850-638-7315.

Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

Acreage 1511 Hwy 177, P.O. Box 1181 Bonifay. (850)547-2646 Saturday 7-8 a.m.

Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing with approved credit. Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 LandHomesExpress. com

Be t tie's Countr y Re alt y BETTIE L. SLAY, BROKER 205 E. North Ave., Bonifay, Florida 32425

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April 3, 2013 edition of Washington County News

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April 3, 2013 edition of Washington County News