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IN BRIEF Lonny Lindsey Trail Ride BONIFAY — The Lonny Lindsey Trail Ride will be Sept. 28. Proceeds go to the Lonny Lindsey Scholarship Fund. There is a $6 donation asked to ride, and this includes lunch and all the fellowship you can handle. Registration will be at 9 a.m. at the Carmel Assembly Church parking lot, on Highway 160 just off Highway 79 or Highway 177. Ride out will be at 10 a.m. Coggins is required. Lunch will include grilled chicken, slaw and baked beans with Pepsi. For more information, call Dennis Lee after 5 p.m. at 547-9188 or Sue Mitchell at 547-5055.

Chamber to host shooting tourney CHIPLEY — The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will host a Shooting Tourney for skeet, trap and sporting clay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports. The tournament is great practice for the upcoming dove season. Entry fees are $80 for individual, and team sponsorships are $100, $250 and $500. There are junior and adult divisions, and prizes and lunch


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School board approves millage, budget By CECILIA SPEARS

ber Debbie Kolmetz voting “no.” “We were able to break down the funding in much more depth than we’ve ever been able to before,” Finance Officer Larry Hawkins said. “We’ve got it broken down to where we can see the cost of each student. We’re still not back to the peak we were at in 2008, but we’re functioning.” Local resident Janet Watson asked about improving the school

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Holmes County District School Board approved resolutions setting the millage rate at 7.396 and adopting the 2013-14 budget of $32,933,665 during their regular meeting on Sept. 17. The millage rate was approved with a vote of 4-1, with board mem-

lunch program at Poplar Springs School. “Thanks to Mrs. Obama, we’ve had to undergo changes in the lunch rooms, though the only thing that’s changed is that they’ve added salads,” Watson said. “My children are coming home hungry.” Chairman Rusty Williams agreed that changes could be made to better the lunch selection at Poplar Springs School.

Rodeo: 8 days to go By CECILIA SPEARS

“I know we’re following the state guidelines when it comes to providing school lunches,” Superintendent Eddie Dixon said. “We can look at additional programs and see what we can do.” Watson also said the gym’s air conditioning needed to be fixed. “We had a tournament in a gym without A/C,” Watson said.

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BONIFAY — The countdown to the 2013 Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo continues with only eight days to go. Bonifay Kiwanis President Elect Sandy Spear provided some of the latest news at the Bonifay Kiwanis Club’s Sept. 18 meeting. “We are just so excited about what this year has to offer,” Spear said. “We now have tickets available online, and we’ve just sold our first tickets online. We’re also offering for the first time ever VIP tickets.” With VIP tickets, ticket holders get preferred parking behind the concession stands, a commemorative cushion with specialized seating at the bull gates, someone to run to and from the concession stands for food and beverages and a back arena pass, allowing them to meet the riders and take pictures with barrel men, clowns and others. “We’re limiting it to 100 VIP tickets per night,” Spear said. “This really gives them a chance to feel like VIPs. This idea was brought to us by our new stock contractor.” Another new feature Spear said she was excited about was the largest raffle prize the rodeo has ever offered.

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“This is a nonprofit event that is not only for our community but for our children’s bright, bright future.” Sandy Spear Bonifay Kiwanis president elect

August unemployment drops to 7.0 From Staff Reports TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott announced last week that the statewide unemployment rate for August 2013 dropped to 7.0 percent. This is down from 7.1 percent in May, June, and July 2013, and down 4.1 percentage points since December 2010. The statewide unemployment rate has remained below the national average of 7.3 percent for the sixth consecutive month. Florida has created 365,500 private sector jobs since December 2010. In Holmes County, the August 2013 rate dropped to 5.9 percent, according to Department of La-


bor reports, down from 6.5 percent in July and down from the August 2012 unemployment rate of 7.4 percent. In Washington County, August saw a dip from 8.3 percent unemployment in July to 7.8 percent in August 2013. In August 2012, Washington County had an unemployment rate of 9.4 percent. “Today’s announcement is great news for Florida families as the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in August,” Scott said. “Since December 2010, the unemployment rate has dropped 4.1 percentage points, and Florida has created 365,500 new private sector jobs. This is evidence that our pro-

growth and business-friendly policies are working.” In the same timeframe, the national unemployment rate has dropped 2.0 percentage points, demonstrating Florida’s improving economic climate continues to outpace the national recovery. Florida’s unemployment rate has now declined year-over-year for 34 consecutive months. The governor said Florida has experienced positive annual job growth for 37 consecutive months. Florida’s job growth month-to-month has been positive for 23 of the last 26 months. Florida has created 365,500


CHIPLEY — Port Director Tommy Pitts gave the Washington County Chamber of Commerce an update on developments at the Port of Port St. Joe during Thursday’s meeting at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital. “We’re excited about the port, and we have made significant progress toward opening the facility,” said Pitts, of Port St. Joe. Located in Gulf County, the Port of Port St. Joe offers a deepwater seaport with two separate bulkheads, Pitts said. One of the bulkheads features almost 1,900 linear feet at the ship channel turning basin, and the other offers



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SCHOOL BOARD from A1 “I don’t believe it is good for the kids to play in an enclosed area at 170 degree Fahrenheit temperatures.” The board also approved of the list of out-of-field teachers for 2013-14. “ESE standards have changed this year,” Dixon said. “The standard is that teachers must be certified in every subject they teach, so a few will have to take a little while, but they’re working on it.” The board also approved of out-of-county/state students, bell schedules and school advisory councils. The next meeting of the Holmes County District School Board is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 1.


from page A1 “We’re so excited,” Spear said. “We’ve decided to do a package with two tickets for the two-night National Rodeo in Las Vegas, a room at the world famous Las Vegas Hotel The Flamingo, two pairs of Miss Me Jeans and a 50/50 raffle where the money raised will be halved with the winner to help with travel expenses to Las Vegas. Tickets are one for $5, three for $10 or 7 for $20, and sign-up will be held Thursday and Friday night and will be drawn Saturday; you don’t have to be present to win.” For more information or online ticket purchases, visit www. Tickets also are available at Community South Credit Union, Doc’s Market, First Federal Bank of Florida, Bowen Hardware, Piggly Wiggly and the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce. “Remember, the more money we make at this rodeo, the more money we’ll have for scholarships,” Spear said. “This is a nonprofit event that is not only for our community but for our children’s bright, bright future.”

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

City prepares for rodeo with new fees By CECILIA SPEARS

“Businesses and other land owners are charging these vendors for setting up on their property, and I think it’s about time we did, too. And from what I’m hearing, we’re giving them a very good deal.”

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Bonifay City Council decided on Monday to “get in on the action” of this year’s Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo by approving a $200 fee for vendors to set up for three days on city property, which is in addition to the $100 vendor’s license they charge every year. The council agreed to continue exempting local churches from any fees. “Businesses and other land owners are charging these vendors for setting up on their property, and I think it’s about time we did, too,” Mayor Lawrence Cloud said. “And from what I’m hearing, we’re giving them a very good deal.” The council approved of purchasing a John Deere excavator for $41,460, plus an additional tilt angle blade estimated at around $1,200, to be financed through the First Federal Bank at an interest rate of 2.5 percent. “John Deere, CAT and Komatsu came and held a demonstration for us and gave us

Mayor Lawrence Cloud quotes to choose from,” Cloud said. “They all performed well, but we can all agree that the John Deere has what we need for the job.” The council agreed to put in an application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks for a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program Grant in the amount of $50,000 for the further development of Middlebrooks Park. The council also held the first reading of an ordinance to renew Gulf Power’s franchise agreement with the city of Bonifay and agreed to request a representative attend the next scheduled council meeting. The council also approved the final

reading of Ordinance 386, which sets for the city’s budget. Dianne Little with Holmes County Community Health Clinic came before the council to inform the councilmen of their progress over the past year. “We’ve been experiencing so many blessings at our clinic,” Little said. “Our clinic provides free help for any and all without insurance and is a ministry First Baptist Church of Bonifay. We operate completely on volunteers like Dr. Bailey, and in the last 12 months we’ve seen over 250 people.” She said she had added up the time and services provided by volunteers and estimated they have saved the city around $50,000 in medical expenses. “We are very proud and love

what we are doing for our community,” Little said. “When we were here last year, we weren’t sure where we were going to be in a year, but here we are seeing an average of 15 to 16 patients a day.” She said the clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first and third Saturdays and is one block East of First Baptist Church Bonifay near Bonifay Middle School Gym. They would welcome donations like an extra desk, furniture and a computer and welcome any volunteer nurse practitioners. The council approved of the Holmes County Mounted Posse holding their annual Veterans’ Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 down Waukesha Street in Bonifay and agreed to provide hot dog lunches at Veterans’ Park after the parade. “They sacrificed their lives so that we can be free,” said Joe Hardy, with the Holmes County Mounted Posse. “The least we can do is show our appreciation by holding a parade in their honor.” The next scheduled meeting of the Bonifay City Council is at 6 p.m. Oct. 14.

UNEMPLOYMENT from page A1 new private sector jobs since December 2010, and the state is expected to create almost 1.1 million new jobs by 2018, according to the Florida Economic Estimating Conference. Florida job postings compiled by the Help Wanted OnLine data series from The Conference Board showed 266,467 openings in August 2013 (seasonally adjusted). Florida had the largest over-the-month gain of all states, up 11,644 openings. Florida had the fourth highest number of openings in the nation compared to all states. Also, Florida home sales remain robust as the backlog of existing homes on the market is

down by 23 percent from August 2012, Scott said. Florida median home prices were up 18.6 percent over the year in August 2013. A recent U.S. Census Survey reported that Florida experienced an influx of people moving into the state. Florida also led the nation in migrations from Puerto Rico. Florida is also running a trade surplus of more than $24 billion — with $86.8 billion in exports and $62.4 billion in imports in 2011, up from $73.1 billion in exports in 2010 and $53.2 billion in imports in 2010, according to the governor’s report. In August, Florida’s 24 Re-

gional Workforce Boards reported more than 41,000 Floridians were placed in jobs. This represents an increase of almost 12,000 placements over the year from August 2012. An individual who receives employment and training assistance through a One-Stop Career Center and finds a job within 180 days is deemed a placement and may be reported by a regional workforce board. Of these individuals, 11,967 previously received Reemployment Assistance. In 2012, more than 426,000 Floridians were placed in jobs, with 111,173 former claimants finding employment.

State/Local Unemployment Florida Aug. 2013: 7.0 percent Holmes County Aug. 2013: 5.9 percent July 2013: 6.5 percent Aug. 2012: 7.4 percent Washington County Aug. 2013: 7.8 percent July 2013: 8.3 percent Aug. 2012: 9.4 percent

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The history of Relay For Life Special to the News You may have heard of The American Cancer Society Relay For Life but do you know the story behind The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Are you asking yourself, what is Relay For Life? If so I am going to tell you the story as provided to me by the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, tams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the dis-

ease. Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 20 other countries, gather to take part in the global phenomenon and raise muchneeded funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Thanks to Relay participants, the American Cancer Society continues to save lives. No that you know what Relay For Life is you may now be wondering, What happens at Relay For Life events? Although every Relay For Life is different, there are certain traditions at all Relays, no matter where they are held. These traditions help participants celebrate, remember, and fight back. We Celebrate with the Survivors Lap Relay starts with a Survivors Lap- a inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the tack together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are ensuring that more lives are saved each year- like those of each individual on the track. We also recognize and celebrate caregivers are Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer. At

Relay, people understand the frustrations and joys of being a caregiver, since the effects of cancer reach far beyond just the person diagnosed. We Remember with the Luminaria Ceremony After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participant often walk a lap in silence. As people take time to remember, those who have walked alongside others battling cancer can grieve and find healing. This is a time that truly highlights the importance of defeating this disease. We Fight Back with The Fight Back Ceremony Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something a simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer. By taking action, people are personally taking steps to save lives and fight back against a disease that takes too much Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back are themes that link all Relay Events together.

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First Federal Bank announces a Super Savers Event Special to Halifax Media BONIFAY — First Federal Bank of Florida is a proud sponsor of the 2013 Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo. In support of this event First Federal Bank announces a Super Savers event to be held at the Bonifay branch location on Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. until noon. The branch is located at 300 N. Waukesha St. in Bonifay. The event will have hot dogs, sodas, a bouncy house, face painting and

giveaways. Sandy Spear, First Federal Bank of Florida SVP, regional sales manager, said: “We are so excited to partner with the Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the 2013 Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo. As a strong community oriented organization we are proud to host Super Savers which offers the community financial literacy tips, food and fun activities for the children.” For more information please contact Celena Medley at 547-3624. For over 50 years First

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Scott’s bad bet When it comes to defending the legality of his executive order to drug test state employees, Florida Gov. Rick Scott embraces the Han Solo philosophy of reckless abandon: Never tell him the odds. Nevertheless, maneuvering through a crowded asteroid field at high speed is a walk in the park compared to Scott’s chances of surviving the federal courts. Shortly after taking office in 2011, Scott signed an executive order mandating random drug tests for some 85,000 state employees and job applicants. When it was challenged in court by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the American Civil Liberties Union, Scott suspended the order, so it’s never been implemented — nor will it likely ever be, at least not in full. Last year, U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro in Miami ruled Scott’s policy violated the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches. In May, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban on random drug tests on all state employees, saying it “almost certainly sweeps far too broadly.” However, the court sent the case back to Ungaro on the grounds that legal precedent allows government to randomly test some employees, even those not suspected of illegal drug use. Indeed, courts have ruled that workers in safetysensitive jobs — police, firefighters, pilots, train conductors, etc. — can be randomly tested, because the government has a compelling interest in protecting the public. Ungaro plans to appoint a special master to come up with a proposed list of those positions. Scott should’ve declared victory — albeit a narrow one — and called it a day. Last week, though, Charles Trippe, a lawyer representing the governor, requested that Ungaro postpone that process while the state appeals — all the way to the U.S. Supreme

Court. The judge about fell out of her chair. The governor has “about zero chance” of winning that, Ungaro said. Delaying on appeal would push the case into 2014, an election year for Scott. Ungaro seemed mystified about the strategy. “Do we hope the governor will be voted out of office?” Ungaro asked. “Is this the idea, keep the ball up in the air, pray he is not re-elected?” She refused to postpone the process of identifying state jobs that would pass constitutional muster unless Scott agreed to abandon the executive order if the Supreme Court declined to hear the case. Trippe said he couldn’t promise that. Scott is holding a pair of 2s and going all in with his chips. It wouldn’t be the first time. Scott already has seen another drug policy he supported, a 2011 law that mandated drug testing for all welfare recipients, shot down by the courts. The 11th Circuit this year said the state had not proved there was any need for the law, that there was “no evidence that simply because an applicant for … benefits is having financial problems, he is also drug addicted or prone to fraudulent and neglectful behavior.” The governor vowed to appeal that one all the way to Washington, too. Maybe in his mind he’s got nothing to lose. He can make a quixotic stand on an issue that usually garners high public support — most people are more concerned about the morality of drug use than the constitutionality of policies. If he loses, he can blame the black-robed masters who care not about substance abuse. It’s Floridians who pay the price, though — literally. The Orlando Sentinel reported last December that Scott in 2012 cost state taxpayers upward of $1 million in legal appeals. He needs to stop gambling with the public’s money, especially when he’s the sucker sitting at the table.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Retirement brings busy schedules The Panama City News-Herald convalesce at home. Our “social has a daily column titled “History calendar” was kept to a minimum Today,” with the first segment telling for the next several weeks. However the number of days passed in the when June 15th arrived, we simply year and the remaining number of had to attend the annual Brock days left in year. Reunion, which has been a “must” All the topics under this heading in my life, as well as for Hester are equally interesting, but since she joined the family the lead item always serves to almost sixty-one years ago. remind me just how fleeting My readers know time is. my track record with When retiring 21 years the annual Watermelon from county judge position, Festival, held the last full little did I know what a busy week end in June. It is schedule I would follow this known that I “retired” from PERRY’S far down the line. Writing my 30-year chairmanship PRATTLE the Prattle has come into of that event eight years Perry Wells my life since retirement. My ago. The new chairman, involvement in the Heritage of Judge Colby Peel, Washington County Book, as well as thankfully keeps the old chairman more participation in the Washington involved in the event, much to my County and the Vernon Historical delight. Hester stood with me again Societies, were also added. this year and we even made two Mentioned in the past is that I trips to the watermelon fields for was named president of the Senior the prize melons, an activity which I Class in Vernon High School in 1944. have continued to carry out. Little did I realize the assignment Much to our liking, invitations would stick with me the remainder continued to come to the Wells of my life. household requesting our presence As president of the 1944 at the special events of friends. On Graduation Class, it fell my lot to Saturday, July 20, we were invited to head up the “committee” to plan join and help surprise and celebrate and preside at class reunions, which the 70th birthday of our special became an annual event. It was friend, Roger Dale Taylor. The on April 20, that our class held a event was held in the mammoth reunion celebrating our 69th year Tallahassee Auto Museum in since graduating from Vernon High Tallahassee. It was hosted by Dale’s School. The lives of Hester and Perry lovely wife, Beverly, their daughter, Wells has been a rollercoaster since Alyson Taylor and the son, Clayton the April get together. Taylor. The occasion was a well It is no secret that neither of us kept secret to Dale and the look on were physically able to carry forth his face as he entered the gigantic the reunion. This probably was banquet hall, filled with friends, left obvious to the remaining faithful no doubt that he was completed class mates who did attend. Without overwhelmed at the event. His going into gory details, Hester had brother Kent and wife from been revisited with the chronic Crawfordville, Florida invited Hester bronchial disorder that she was and me to join their table. diagnosed with three years ago. This Other Washington County resulted in her being hospitalized neighbors and friends attending in Dothan on April 23, the third include Marcia Sapp Agner, Jack day after our class reunion. Again, and Angia Hinson Morris, John sparing graphics, your writer had Teusink and wife, Barbara Harrell been overcome with a anemic Teusink and H. L. Brown and wife, disorder, which did not put me Liller Brock Brown. The Prattler in the hospital but did hinder in acknowledges with much humility ministering to Hester’s needs. that H. L. and Dale were the prime My curtailed activities brought movers in having Highway 277 a few telephone calls from faithful designated as the Judge Perry Wells friends especially when I did not Highway in 2010, an honor that I shall show up for the monthly Chamber of always treasure. Commerce meetings where I have Then on August 1st, we were presided since 1988. Parenthetically, honored with an invitation to another allow me to say that I highly surprise event, the 50th Wedding appreciated all of those inquiries Anniversary party of Shelton Carroll on me as well as those checking on and wife, Bobbie Perkins Carroll. It Hester’s recovery. was held at The Oaks restaurant in She was released on May 7 to Marianna and hosted by Tina Carroll

A youthful Dale Taylor who, as he stated at his party, “the whole world now knows that I am 70 years old.” Encarnacion, the daughter of the couple and Gwyn Carroll Harris, the sister of Shelton. The celebration was well attended by friends, family and others. The expression on the faces of the honored couple was one of complete surprise as they entered into the banquet room. We have attempted to carry on our other usual expected activities, attending church and visiting the sick folk in our circle. We know we have missed funerals which normally one or both would have attended. This includes my cousin, Wilma Wells Stubbs, who passed away in early August. I missed the funeral of Bill Day, the brother of Paul Day. Bill had just retired from the Washington County School system when he was stricken and passed away after only a few days. Neither could I attend the service for Charles Reeves, who passed away after a lengthy illness. Charles was County Forrester, who retired after a long tenure of service. Pearl Moody Newsom’s funeral was missed and I know there are others. Hester regretted missing the funeral for Esto resident and longtime friend of the family, Bill McGowan. Apologizes are extended should this writing begin to sound like a “sob story.” I felt inclined to report on my absence in so many places during this fast moving year. I am happy to report that both Hester and I are on the “mend”. With another week or so of iron sulfate in the old system, the Prattler should be back in the full swing of things. Thanks for all the interest shown in our well being and prayers for better days ahead. See you all next week.

The history of the Sims House I’ve had a lot of feedback on the sills, tree trunks for the foundation, articles about old homes in Bonifay. and tongue and groove lumber for I myself am interested in old homes the finished floors and twelve or as they are the history of the people fourteen foot ceilings. who dwelt there. In the Holiday I don’t remember Mr. Jimbo Restaurant the other day, Ronnie Sims, but I do remember his wife, Hagan Gentry and Myrt Sims my grandmother’s cousin Amy. I pointed that I hadn’t mentioned the also remember having Sunday Sims house, one of the oldest dinner there at the invitation in the area. I assured them of Argie Lee, a dear friend of I’d get to it. my mother. My grandfather, When I was teaching, Tom Wells, one of the one project that I had my hardest working men I ever 7th grade class do was to knew had a great respect interview the owner of the for Mr. Jimbo Sims. I took oldest home they knew that to mean that Sims about and write their stories. HAPPY CORNER was also a hard-working, Hazel Wells Tison ambitious man. About that Those stories have become a part of our Heritage History same time, my grandparents of Holmes County. Paul Quattlebaum built a similar sized home farther interviewed James Archie Sims, Jr. south toward Bethel Church where the son of the builder of the home. they raised their 6 children. Dec 31, Ronnie, great-grand-daughter, 1949, however, that house burned to brought me the list of family who the ground as my brother Max and grew up there and I also interviewed cousin Tom Wells were cleaning it Eddie Sims a grand-son. out so that Tom could live there. We The house was built in 1898 by (my Dad) had used it as a tenant James Archie (Jimbo) Sims, Sr. and house after my Uncle Alex’ family Levy [le vee] Yates his father-in-law. moved out. Sims was married to Amy Yates After the death of Argie Lee Sims and the children born to this couple and Amy Sims and the launch of the were James (Jasper) Eddie, James grand children, Ella Brock who had Archie, Jr, C.Yawkey, Ella Brock, built a house next door, bought the Bessie Mae Cooley, Jewel White, home place. Later grandson the Grace Brock and Alice and Katie late Jimmy Sims and wife Myrtice both of whom died in childhood. The (Harrison) bought the home, making 2 older sons were born in a frame improvements including a large home near the present home, but expansion. They now use it for the other children were born and family reunions and as a weekend reared in the new construction. J. retreat. Archie and Argie Lee Van Sims’ four The Sims family is a large children, Avonelle Sims Hagans, influential family. Daughter Bessie Archie Van, Gene, and Jimmy Sims Mae married Gus Cooley and they were also brought up in the home. raised a large family in Panama The house was built from timbers City. Their son Tommy Cooley is a grown on the property, hand cut successful businessman in Panama


The Sims House as it appears today. City being associated with Byrd and Sons Coco Cola Co and other interests. The north-east wing of Bay Medical Center is named for the Cooley family. One of my high school classmates and life-long friend, Dorothy Brock Peters, is the daughter of Grace and John Brock, of the “Sand Hills.” (to distinguish them from our Brock clan.) We are connected to the Sims family through the Yates family. Sarilda Yates married my greatgreat-Uncle Josh Brock and Jane Yates married his brother, my great grandfather, Tom Brock. I’d have to read the Sims History to see the relationship. It is a pleasure to see old homes preserved by family and others. I hope we can find a way to preserve the old homes in our town as they are important to our history and culture. Notice: The HCHS Reunion will resume at noon Oct. 8 at Bailey’s Restaurant. Please let Carlton or Kathy Treadwell (547-3526) or me (547-4696) know if you can come. My email is


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Southerland’s resolution asks states to work together By MATTHEW BEATON

522-5114 | @matthewbeaton APALACHICOLA — U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland on Thursday shelved a proposal that could have helped safeguard Apalachicola Bay’s current freshwater supply, opting instead for a resolution requesting Florida, Georgia and Alabama work together on divvying up the available water coming from Lake Lanier near Atlanta. The bay’s oyster population has been devastated, primarily from the lack of freshwater coming down the Apalachicola River, which is fed by the lake. The Panama City Republican’s amendment would have required the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get congressional approval before diverting more than 5 percent of the flow, but he pulled back when the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman told him the amendment went too far. Southerland said the chairman offered a substitute amendment — “basically edited my amendment” — halting its progress. “It wasn’t all that I wanted … but it was a lot more than we had the day before yesterday,” he said. The resolution — “sense of Congress” language — passed the committee unanimously and was tacked on to the Water Resources Reform Development Act, which cleared the panel.

“When Georgia has the upper hand like that, I don’t see any incentive for them to come to the table, the Corps doesn’t have a perspective that’s going to help Florida at all.” Dan Tonsmeire Executive Director of Apalachicola Riverkeeper An Apalachicola environmental group, however, said the resolution won’t do much to benefit the bay. “What resulted out of that was not helpful,” said “I mean, what they’ve done essentially is say to the Corps that, you know, they need to encourage the three states to get in a compact and work this thing out.” Tonsmeire praised Southerland’s committee speech but said the legislative action would yield little. He also noted the legislation has a long way to go before becoming law. Tonsmeire said even the initial amendment would not have helped much; it only would have kept the flow from decreasing more, rather than requiring the Corps to increase it. Southerland, meanwhile, was confident his actions would have an effect. “Even though I didn’t get everything I wanted, I do believe that the ‘sense of Congress’ language that the chairman allowed to be put in the bill did highlight the inaction of the Corps,” he said, “and so we’re trying to put more pressure and up the ante on the Corps.”

Possible report and hearing Southerland has another plan to spur federal action. He will request a Government Accountability Office report on the Corps’ reduction of water flow to the bay. He said committee chairman Bill Shuster, R-Penn., agreed to help him get the report and made a commitment to hold a hearing in which the Corps would come before the full committee to answer questions and respond to the report. “I know what that report is going to say; it’s going to say that the Corps of Engineers has been woeful in addressing the needs of the Apalachicola River Basin,” Southerland said. Tonsmeire said this plan was “really encouraging” and the focus must be on pressuring the Corps to care about the bay’s freshwater needs. He would most like to see a provision in the WRRDA bill requiring the Corps to increase flow to the bay, but Southerland has not committed to including such language. Meanwhile, the two share common ground in their distaste for the Corps. Southerland slammed it during his

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impassioned committee speech, saying, “The Corps is the problem.” In the past five decades, water flow down the Apalachicola River has decreased by more than 50 percent, Southerland told the committee. “This is a proud region, a place where heritage matters, and it’s a place on the verge of extinction,” he said in his speech.

Unity unlikely Tonsmeire said Florida and Georgia are unlikely to work together on dividing the water since Gov. Rick Scott recently announced a lawsuit against the northern neighbor over the dispute. Even without the suit, Georgia would have no reason to bargain because the Corps essentially is giving it everything it wants, Tonsmeire said. “When Georgia has the upper hand like that, I don’t see any incentive for them to come to the table,” he said, adding, the Corps doesn’t have a “perspective that’s going to help Florida at all.” As for Southerland, he has dug in for the long fight. He said he was “one new soldier in this battle that’s been going on for decades.” And he said the Florida delegation is unified on this issue — all 27 lawmakers, 19 Republicans and eight Democrats, signed on to a letter he sent recently laying out the case. “We are still very solidly sticking together,” he said. “Now Georgia, obviously, they’re fighting for their interests.”

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BONIFAY — Holmes County High School JROTC competed in the Individual Raider Competition at Vernon High School on Sept. 14. The cadets competed individually according to their Let level, level of curriculum in JROTC. In Let 2, C/CPL Dustin Reed won 2nd overall in male competition, C/CPL Alex Chambers won 1st overall in female competition, 1st in Physical Fitness Test, and 1st in the mile run.

C/CPL Tristan Sellers won 3rd overall in Let 2 male competition. In Let 3, C/CPL Tahj Taylor won 1st on knot ties, C/SGM Ashley Eberhardt won 1st overall in female competition, 1st on the (Academic) land navigation and first aid test, 1st in the mile run for females, C/1LT Laurel Murley won 2nd overall in female competition. In Let 4, Eric Bolenbaugh won 1st on crossing the rope bridge, 1st in the mile run, 1st in Physical Fitness Test, and 3rd overall in male competition.

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Bonifay native appointed interim dean of UWF College of Arts and Sciences Special to Times-Advertiser PENSACOLA — Dr. Michael Huggins was appointed interim dean of the University of West Florida College of Arts and Sciences in August 2013. The Bonifay native and 1992 Holmes County High School graduate previously served as professor and chair for the Department of Chemistry. “I lived in Bonifay my whole life, in fact I grew up in Dogwood Lakes and graduated from Holmes County High School in 1992,” Huggins said. “Most of my family still lives in Bonifay.” Huggins said he got to where he is “with just plain hard work.” “I grew up in an environment that thought hard work and had a job most of my life. I became fascinated with science in my sixth grade year of attending Bonifay Elementary School after a series of events,” Huggins said. “That was around the time of the Hale Bopp Comet and the Challenger disaster. Also, I had a teacher named Mrs. Carswell who was very interested and science and encouraged us to also take a deep interest in science as well.” “Mike is a proven university leader with a record of excellent contributions and service to the University,” said Martha Saun-

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Dr. Michael Huggins is interim dean of the University of West Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences. ders, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. Huggins received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UWF in 1996, and a doctorate in chemistry

from the University of NevadaReno in 2000. He has received several awards and fellowships over the course of his career, including the University Faculty Distinguished Service Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award. As a professor, Dr. Huggins has taught courses in organic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry, organic synthesis, structure elucidation and spectroscopy. While at UWF, Huggins has led large research groups, with more than 75 undergraduate students working in his lab. Many of these students have been co-authors on peer-reviewed publications and have presented their work at national and international chemistry conferences. In addition, Dr. Huggins has worked on industrial contracts with numerous chemical companies in the Pensacola area and beyond. “For those who are interested in going into the field my advice would be to work hard and ask a lot of questions,” Huggins said. “By nature scientists have to be inquisitive. Science is about asking all kinds of questions to find out more about how something works or why things are the way they are and that is how discoveries are made.”

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Road would link State 79, Pier Park By VALERIE GARMAN

747-5076 | @valeriegarman PANAMA CITY BEACH — A “Back” Back Beach Road might be in Panama City Beach’s future after all. The city is in the preliminary planning stages of extending the existing portion of Pier Park Drive north of U.S. 98 and routing it to the west to intersect with State 79. The extension of Pier Park Drive potentially could serve as the longrumored initial stage of a project to create what city officials are calling a “Back” Back Beach Road in Panama City Beach. City Manager Mario Gisbert said the project is important because the extension “basically becomes the first leg of what someday would be … what we’re calling ‘Back’ Back Beach Road.” “There are some long-, long-, long-term projects out there. This is looking way out in the future,” Gisbert said. Gisbert said the initial project will be recommended to the Florida Department of Transportation by the Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), an agency responsible for examining the county road system and prioritizing projects based on funding availability. So far, no money has been allocated for the proposal. On the TPO’s 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, “Back” Back Beach Road is mapped out to begin at Richard Jackson Boulevard and run parallel

to U.S. 98 west into Walton County, ending on U.S. 98 just west of County 30A. Gisbert said the TPO will elevate the project to “cost feasible” during its 2014 update. The city also is in discussions with the land owners, The St. Joe Co., regarding the expansion of Pier Park Drive, Gisbert said. “This is something the city is always looking at, … making Back Beach Road more efficient, especially with all the new development,” said Gisbert, who noted the FDOT is considering the project. The existing stretch of Pier Park Drive to the north of Back Beach Road lies directly west of the Pier Park North shopping center site, a 360,000square-foot development slated to open in the spring. Bay County Commissioner Mike Thomas said the project also would help in easing traffic congestion at State 79 and Back Beach Road during the annual Ironman Triathlon in November. The County Commission approved routes for the race at a meeting Tuesday, despite complaints from residents that the route causes congestion, especially at the busy Back Beach intersection. Thomas agreed the expansion also would help ease traffic in the area year-round. “With this new construction over there it will also make a difference, with” Pier Park North, Thomas said. “It would make a huge difference there, I would imagine.”


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Marriages Brandon Curtis Harvard, 11/6/1990 of Bonifay and Raina Ciera Harris, 1/12/1994 of Bonifay Phillip O’Neal Hendrix, 4/18/1987 of Bonifay

Congressman optimistic on airport’s future By VALERIE GARMAN

747-5076 | @valeriegarman WEST BAY — U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland was optimistic Monday as he toured Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and held a subsequent discussion with travel and tourism industry leaders. “The good news is we have the world’s most beautiful beaches, we’ve got the world’s finest seafood and we’ve got the world’s friendliest people,” Southerland said of his native Bay County. “If you’ve got those three things, (visitors are) going to come. It’s not if; it’s when.” Airport officials led Southerland, a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on a tour of the facility, including a look into the control tower, baggage screening system and a site ECP Director Parker McClellan said someday could house U.S. Customs and Border Protection. McClellan said the airport hopes to begin targeting air charter services from international destinations in Europe, Canada and South America. “Once Panama City gets discovered, the Europeans will jump all over it,” McClellan said. Despite a glass-half-full attitude, there was no shaking talk of challenges as the airport plans for the future.

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Transportation budget. The program will remain intact for the upcoming fiscal year, but there is uncertainty down the road. “The contract towers are critical to serve the medium and small markets around the country,” Southerland said. “It gets down to budgeting. … In Washington, we’re looking at numbers on a page, but when we come down here and visit, it’s bigger than that.” State tourism officials also expressed concern with dwindling funding for U.S. Customs staff in Florida’s many international airports, but they commended Southerland for his sponsorship of the JOLT Act, which will boost opportunities for international travel into the U.S. While Bay County drives a successful seasonal tourism market, Southerland also addressed the need for growing industry in Northwest Florida to support the airport year-round. “We can’t just depend on one sector,” said Southerland, who stressed the need for an economic balance, highlighting strides in Bay County’s medical industry and value in the area’s military bases and defense contractors. “Obviously, those beautiful beaches, that’s going to attract people,” Southerland said. “We want to make this a full-time destination where people want to raise their children.”

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PORT from page A1 almost 900 linear feet on the Gulf County Canal. The port is well-suited for bulk and cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and state and U.S. highways. One of the first railways in the country was built to the Port of St. Joe in the 1800s. “There are some trestles that need work, and the state is going to step in and help us with that when the time comes,” Pitts said. One of the port’s greatest assets is the about 260 acres of combined ready-tobe-leased lands next to the bulkheads and the more than 5,000 acres of land in the port environs available for immediate development. Businesses wishing to establish facilities have plenty of room to build and expand. Pitts said the Pensacola port has only 50 acres, and Panama City has 105 acres for its port. The Port Authority is working to secure the funding for the necessary permits to dredge the shipping channel up to 37 feet. The St. Joe Company has partnered with the Port Authority by providing $250,000 in match for a $750,000 state Department of Transportation grant to dredge the port. “After the initial dredging, the Army Corps of Engineers will take over, and they will keep it dredged to 37 feet within a plus or minus of 2 feet,” Pitts said. The port will not accommodate ships that draw 50 feet, but because of increased international shipping, many smaller ships that are being displaced from other ports will find their way to Port St. Joe. The AN Railway LLC also is receiving $5 million to rehabilitate about 19 miles of rail and 17 structures including a trestle over the Apalachicola River to accommodate freight trains to and from the port. According to the port’s website, the St. Joe Company has signed a letter of intent with Enova Energy Group, a full-service, clean energy development company specializing in development and operations of contracted renewable based assets. Enova has expressed an interest in transporting a minimum of 1 million metric tons per year of wood pellets using the AN Railway to the Port of Port St. Joe for further shipment to overseas markets. Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett said the wood pellet industry also is having a positive effect on local land owners who harvest trees. “Prices for pulp was $5 per ton, and they are now $12-$18 per ton,” Everett said. The St. Joe Company has also signed a letter of intent with Green Circle Bio Energy Inc., a producer of biomass based renewable energy, Pitts said. The LOI anticipates several potential new business development opportunities to create jobs in the Northwest Florida region. Green Circle is interested in leasing a site from St. Joe along the AN Railway to develop a wood pellet production facility. Green Circle operates the world’s second largest wood pellet plant in Cottondale. The wood pellets produced at the new production facility can be transported via truck or AN Railway to the port for further shipment overseas. Both LOIs are contingent upon the Port of Port St. Joe receiving funding to complete maintenance dredging of the shipping channel. Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City also has leased 20 acres at the port site to expand its shipbuilding, vessel construction and repair and industrial steel fabrication operations in the Gulf Coast region. “Economic growth takes a regional effort,” Everett said. “It’s not just about one county or another — it will take all of us working together, and Port St. Joe is poised to be a big economic player in the region.”

History of the Port of Port St. Joe Facility has long been important to area’s economy From Staff Reports The St. Joe Star

Port St. Joe is on the site of a deep water natural harbor that has served twice as a thriving port over the last 180 years. The first port development was during the 1830s and early 1840s. The town of St. Joseph was formed by a group of wealthy promoters so it could compete with Apalachicola for the export of large cotton crops and other locally produced commodities such as naval stores and lumber from Georgia and Alabama. Florida’s first railroad was built from Lake Wimico to St. Joseph Bay. Much of the cargo that would normally be shipped to the Port of Apalachicola was now detoured into the lake, where it was offloaded and transported by rail to ships docked at St. Joseph. During this boom period between 1832 and 1842, the sea shore along St. Joseph was defined by long wharves extending almost 4,000 feet into the sea. The port also had a shipyard with many large warehouses scattered about. During the height of the first port’s existence, it easily competed with well-established ports such as Charleston, S.C., and New Orleans. Most of the exports from the Port at St. Joseph were shipped to New England or to overseas ports in Europe. The port was the growth engine for Old St. Joseph, and a growth engine it was. In a few short years after establishing the port, the town of St. Joseph soared to a population of almost 12,000 people and became the largest city in this new territory. The city was so charming and well known that in 1839, it hosted an assembly of statesmen for the purpose of establishing a state constitution.

The fate of St. Joseph and its port, however, had only a short existence. In the summer of 1841, a ship sailed from Cuba into the Port of Port St. Joseph. Along with its cargo, it carried a passenger infected with a disease transmitted primarily from the bite of the mosquito. It was the dreaded disease, yellow fever, and it quickly spread throughout the town. Within a short month, the town was all but deserted. Those the yellow fever did not kill escaped to faraway places, never to return to this former city of death. The town of St. Joseph never recovered from the loss it sustained during this epidemic of yellow fever. The long docks and the waterfront buildings that dotted the shoreline began to deteriorate from lack of maintenance and upkeep. It wasn’t long before they were completely destroyed. As told by historian Dale Cox, “In September 1844, a hurricane struck St. Joseph, destroying much of what remained of the community and driving away some of the last inhabitants.” Except for occasional small supply ships in and out of the port, this natural deep water harbor remained idle and undeveloped until around 1910, when the railroad was again activated. Piers jutting about 1,800 feet into the bay were constructed with railroad tracks so ships could load and unload directly to the railroad cars parked alongside. This design of the piers with tracks laid along the top was an efficient way to handle the incoming and outgoing cargo from the old sailing vessels as well as the new steam vessels that were increasingly taking their place. The port again had considerable shipping activity which lasted until, as former postmaster Henry Drake noted, “The Wall Street crash of 1929 caused a sudden and sharp decline in foreign and domestic shipping.”

This decline caused financial hardship for the Apalachicola Northern Railroad, and as a result, it was sold in 1933 to the Alfred I. DuPont Company. DuPont purchased the railroad line, which now extended from Chattahoochee to Port St. Joe, with the intent of using its infrastructure to build a modern paper mill that would utilize the resources from over 200,000 acres of timber land that was purchased along with the existing rail line. DuPont died in 1935, but as a fulfillment of his vision, the St. Joe Paper Company was founded in 1936 as part of the Alfred I. du Pont Testamentary Trust. The construction of the paper mill began in 1936 and was completed in 1938. Also completed in February 1938 were the new St. Joe Paper Company docks. According to Henry Drake, they “were made of the latest type of sheet piling driven into the bay bottom,” and “the docks and wharves were capable of loading and unloading, simultaneously, five of the largest ocean-going boats in the Gulf of Mexico trade and still have room for a similar handling of two or more smaller and lighter draft vessels.” In 1941, on a site just south of the paper mill, which is currently “jetty park,” the oil docks portion of the port was built along with a large tank farm that extended from the docks to where Centennial Bank is now located. Petroleum products were shipped in from the oil fields of Louisiana and Texas in large tankers and barges. The petroleum was then pumped to Chattanooga, Tenn., and intermediate points via an 8-inch pipeline that was constructed during the same time the oil docks were being built. By 1963, the petroleum distribution center had

reached its life cycle and was shut down. In the early ’70s, Hess oil purchased the facility and operated it until the mid to late ’80s, when it was shut down permanently. From 1938 to the early 1970s, the Port of Port St. Joe enjoyed a brisk national and international trade. In the 1950s, at the height of the port activity, there were ships coming out of and going in to the port on a weekly basis. Beginning in the early 1970s, however, shipping from the port began a steady decline, and by the mid-1980s most shipping activity had ended. By 1996, the natural deep water harbor and the extended channel that led to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico experienced its last visit from a cargo ship. Currently the port bulkhead and surrounding land sits idle awaiting a new birth. The former major users of the port, the St. Joe Paper Mill and Box Plant and the Arizona Chemical Company have been razed so the land can be reclaimed for further use. Also left behind is the essential infrastructure used to support their operations. Water, sewer, electricity and gas are in abundant supply. The AN short-line railroad that connected the Port to the main rail lines of the U.S. will soon be repaired and back in service. A $750,000 state grant for an environmental and engineering study of the shipping channel, a requirement before any dredging can take place, was recently awarded to the Port St. Joe Port Authority with the St. Joe Company providing the required match of $250,000. As a result of a recent formation of a strategic development partnership with the St. Joe Company, the Port of Port St. Joe and the surrounding land and infrastructure are now positioned to once again become a thriving port.

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New Bayview Church Peanut Boil BONIFAY — New Bayview Church of God of Prophecy will have its annual Peanut Boil at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

28. The featured group will be One Heart from Bonifay. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a time of singing and fellowship. The church is at 1097 New Bayview Church Road North of Bonifay. For more information, call Pastor Terry or Silvia Foskey at 547-3968.

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EBRO — Flying The Who gave the AJN Kennel its second Ebro Derby title when she outdistanced a strong field on Saturday night as the live racing season came to a close at Ebro Greyhound Park. In a year when the 3/8-mile class at Ebro was very even, Flying The Who emerged in the last two months as the dominant dog at that distance. Flying The Who also dominated the betting going off as a 3-5 favorite. After a brief struggle for the lead with Kelsos Que Sera she drew clear over the latter half of the race to win easily in 36.79 seconds. Flying The Who was the only multiple heat winner during the four-round series, winning three eliminations and finishing third in the other. That emphasized just how even 3/8-mile races were this season. At one point there seemingly was a different winner each time a 3/8th Grade A race was held. Flying The Who changed that when AJN switched her to the longer distance. The Derby was Flying The Who’s fifth win in her last six starts and 11th of the season. Trained by Terri Suggs, Flying The Who was one of three finalists for owner Vince Berland out of Cypress Creek Kennel. Kelsos Que Sera came in second, and Superior Effect was third. AJN finished closing night with a flurry as the Derby title was its eighth win in the opening 12 races. It was unable to catch season kennel champion Ray Thurber, however, which posted five more triumphs for the meet. AJN last won the Derby in 2009 with AJN Vanity Fair.

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Above, the Hornets overtook the Sneads Pirates for a 30-20 win Friday at Cottondale. Below, Cottondale cheerleaders brave the rain to cheer the hornets to a win over Sneads.

Prep ROUNDUP Chipley falls to Walton in OT DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Walton made a 2-point conversion; Chipley didn’t. That was the difference in overtime for the Braves. That and quarterback Amos Williams, who seemed to be everywhere for Walton. He completed 15 of 23 passes for 203 yards and ran 20 times for 266 yards and five touchdowns, including a 99yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter that tied the score 25-25. In overtime, Williams had a 1-yard touchdown run, and DaQuan Brown ran in a 2-point conversion for a 33-25 lead. Chipley responded with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Finch to Zach Campbell, but the Tigers failed to convert the conversion, and the game was over. Walton (3-1) is at Holmes County on Friday. Chipley (2-1) hosts Port St. Joe.

Blountstown remains undefeated SANTA ROSA — Shon Peterson rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on only three carries as No. 2-ranked Blountstown bulldozed South Walton 48-14 Friday night in the District 3-1A opener for both schools. Blountstown (4-0, 1-0) rushed for 408 yards and held a 572-210 territorial edge in total yards. Big plays helped the Tigers open a 35-7 bulge by halftime. South Walton tried to respond with quarterback Jonathan Ortner tossing a pair of touchdown passes to Sage Roberts, but was no match for district newcomer Blountstown. Peterson opened the scoring with a 75-yard run. Quarterback Hunter Jordan added a pair of scoring passes, 59 yards to Tripp Taylor and 11 yards to Corin Peterson and it was 21-0 after one quarter. After the first Ortner-

Rutherford 37, Arnold 7 PANAMA CITY BEACH — Dallas Davis led Rutherford to three touchdowns in the second quarter Friday night to erase an early deficit, and the Rams collected their first victory of the season with a 37-7 win over Arnold at the Mike Gavlak Sports Complex. The victory ended the Rams’ three-game losing streak. Rutherford now is 10 in District 1-5A, a sterling record in light of its overall mark. Arnold suffered its first loss in four games and also was competing in its district opener. Davis finished with 227 yards on 17-for-28 pass-

ing, and he added another 109 yards on 13 carries. He rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another. Arnold seized an early lead moments after Marlin defensive back Tristan Dickenson intercepted a deflected pass at the Arnold 48. Torri Cotton broke loose for a long carry to set up quarterback Adam McAfee’s 5-yard sprint through the middle of the Rams’ defense for a 7-0 lead with 4 minutes, 44 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Davis scored on a play almost identical to McAfee’s touchdown run, cutting through the Arnold defense on a quarterback keeper out of the shotgun on a 5-yard sprint. That knotted the score at 7-7 with 10½ minutes to play in the first half. Davis gave the Rams their first lead with another run up the middle, muscling his way to the goal line on a 12-yard touchdown run for a 14-7 advantage with 4:37 remaining before halftime. Rutherford forced a turnover on downs at its 36-yard line on Arnold’s next drive, and Davis steered the Rams down the field on a sevenplay, 64-yard drive that culminated in a 17-yard touchdown strike to receiver Tre Holmes. The Rams needed just 1:21 to move down the field and score, and they carried a 21-7 lead into the locker room. Davis cemented his team’s victory with an 11yard touchdown romp on the first drive of the second half. His score capped an eight-play, 57-yard drive and handed the Rams a 287 lead.

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Roberts scoring connection for the Seahawks (2-2, 0-1), Corin Peterson sprinted 38 yards to score, and Dylan Lee’s 1-yard run made it 35-7. Shon Peterson ran 62 yards to score, and teammate Alex Mayorga went over from the 2 to cap the Tigers’ output. Ortner, who passed for 154 yards on 12 of 27 attempts, connected with Roberts for 57 yards for the final. Roberts had seven receptions for 125 yards, but leading rusher Anthony Gundrum managed only 29 on seven attempts for the Seahawks. Alex Mayorga added 100 yards rushing for the Tigers, and Fabian Solomon had 55 yards on 11 attempts. Jordan completed both of his passes for touchdowns, and Lee was 4 of 7 for 59 yards. Anthony Wyrick led Blountstown with nine tackles, and Jordan had six tackles and a sack.


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The Bonifay Blue Devil peewee football squads had mixed results on a rain-soaked Saturday.

BONIFAY — The Bonifay Blue Devil organization didn’t fare as well as the previous weekend, only winning two of the four games played. The 5-7 team posted a loss against Panama City/Glenwood with a score of 46-36. The 8-10 Blue Devil teams got both of the victories. Team Blue took home a nice victory against Glenwood 28-0. Team Blues’ defense stepped up and totally shut the Panama City team down. Team Gold played in Alford and also got a shutout beating PDL 24-0. Jayden Oxendine scored two touchdowns against the Pirates along with a pair of 2 point conversions. Zane Meadows got himself a TD with William Doyle running in the

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Generations strengthen communities Club encourages education, leadership and action By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT CARYVILLE — “To strengthen individuals, families and communities through education, leadership and action,” is the mission statement of The Home and Community Education Generations Club of Washington County, which is open to and serves both residents of Holmes and Washington County. The Club meets at 10 a.m. every third Tuesday of the month at Hinson’s Crossroads Fire Station on Douglas Ferry Road and is a part of the Florida Association for Home and Community Education, which is a statewide volunteer program with the University of Florida/ IFAS Extension Service. “Each month we strive to complete a community service project or activity,” said Annette Lanham. “Some examples of past projects include assembling toiletry bags for underprivileged veterans, collecting canned goods for the local food pantry, a diaper drive for the local pregnancy centers in both Bonifay and Chipley, plastic bag recycling, wrapping Christmas gifts for the children of Love in Action clients and a letter-writing campaign to local officials concerning budget cut to the food assistance programs.” Some on-going projects are Pop Tops for Ronald McDonald House, Box Tops for Education for local schools, Labels for Education for local schools, Pennies for Friendship supporting Association of Country Women Worldwide, Eyeglasses for the sightimpaired, Cell Phones for victims of domestic abuse and Used greeting cards for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitals. This month’s meeting was held on Sept. 17 and the club voted in their new officials, gathered their projects to be judged at this year’s State Conference, gathered donations of feminine hygiene products and toiletries for I Am Inn Ministries and prepared their knitted caps to be donated to the local armory for the soldiers to wear under their helmets during the cold winter months. “It’s such a privilege to be able to give,” said newly appointed President Joy Sanders. “It’s such a good feeling to be able to give back. It means to much to be able to serve, just as Jesus did.” Lanham announced that there are two classes coming up, one called “Women and Money” and “How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel.” Women and Money is a threepart series to be held from 5:307:30 p.m. on Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at the Holmes County Agricultural Center and will cover Money Basics, Protecting Assets, Investing Basics and Estate Planning. The classes are $20 and require pre-registration. To pre-register or for more information contact the Holmes County Extension Office at 547-1108 or Washington County Extension Office at 638-6265. How to Build Your Own Rain Barrel will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Washington County Extension East Wing Conference Room at 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley, and is $10 for just the class and $40 for the class and supplies. For more information contact the Washington County Extension Office at 638-6180 or email at

The Home and Community Education Generations Club of Washington County welcomes their newest elected officers President Joy Sanders, Vice President Liddie Aronhalt, Secretary Vicky Hill, Treasurer Adiene Hightower, Sunshine Jan Duke and Devotional Mildred Evans.


Club members show off projects that will be submitted for judging at this year’s State Conference. Left, Newly appointed President Joy Sanders was demonstrating the Home and Community Education Generations Club of Washington County scrap book during their Sept. 17 meeting.

One of the club’s projects was to collect donations of feminine hygiene products and toiletries for I Am Inn Ministries. Another of the club’s projects was to knit caps for soldiers to be donated soon. The caps are specially designed to fit under the soldiers’ helmets to keep their head and ears warm during the cold winter months.

“It’s such a privilege to be able to give. It’s such a good feeling to be able to give back. It means to much to be able to serve, just as Jesus did.” — President Joy Sanders

Club members spend a moment of fellowship with a potluck luncheon after every meeting.


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gain strength from other children in similar situations through a variety of therapeutic activities including MARIANNA — Losing a loved one is confidence-building exercises, artistic hard enough for adults, but have you therapeutic activities, crafts and oneever considered how it looks through on-one sharing. the eyes of a child? Camp Monarch 2013 will be held at Most children have neither the Pinnacle Place in Alford, Fla., on Oct. experience nor emotional skills to 19. Featured activities include: fishing, navigate the hazards of loss and grief. nature trail and wildlife walk, arts and One of the ways Covenant Hospice crafts, ad more. Lunch and snacks are helps children who have experienced the loss of a loved one is through Camp provided. There is no charge for this Monarch, a one-day bereavement camp. Covenant Hospice program. Come join us for a day of fun and healing. PreCovenant Hospice will offer registration is required; the deadline to bereaved children ages 6-14 who register is Oct. 14. have experienced the death of a loved For more information, contact Riley one or have a terminally ill loved Henderson at 482-8520 or toll free at one the opportunity to explore their 888-817-2191. emotions in a safe environment and

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Special to Extra Jasmine O. Yates, Miss Florida A&M University 2012-13 and a recent health care management graduate, is featured as one of the “Top 10 HBCU Campus Queens” in the September edition of Ebony magazine. This year’s theme boasted an array of colorful personalities, and Jasmine captured Ebony magazine’s attention with her “Surprise Look” photo along with an intimate interview. Jasmine is the daughter of Curnita Broxton Yates and Leighton Yates of Atlanta, Ga., and the granddaughter of the late Curtis Broxton Jr. and Wynell Campbell Broxton of Caryville.

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Moody celebrates 2nd birthday Brantley Garret Moody, son of Kimberly Carter and Garret Moody of Wausau, turned 2 on Sept. 19. Brantley is the grandson of Mike and Sherry Moody of Wausau and Joeboy and Serena Carter of Wausau. Brantley enjoys spending time with his Pawpaw, watching Bob the Builder and riding the buggy with Pa. Brantley celebrated his birthday Sunday, Sept. 22, at Middlebrooks Park in Bonifay. All friends and family were invited.

Billy Wayne and Caroline Mims of the New Hope Community are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Rebecca Mims, to Anthony Wayne Brown, the son of Peggy Wambles and the late Randy Brown of Opp, Ala. Miss Mims is the granddaughter of James

Claude Jr. and Alice Moore of Geneva, Ala., and the late Earl and Louise Mims of the New Hope Community. Miss Mims is currently employed with Sysco Gulf Coast as a marketing associate. Mr. Brown is the grandson of Shirley Wambles and the late, Bill Wambles and Booth

Brown and the late, Margaret Scofield of Opp, Ala. Mr. Brown is currently employed as a certified sales professional at Mitchell Nissan. The wedding will be held at Piney Grove Farmhouse, Samson, Ala. At 5 p.m. on Oct. 12. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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The importance of a PETicure You and your beloved pet may share a lot in common: enjoying long walks in the park, snuggling up on the couch, or even taking a relaxing dip in the pool. But when it comes to an afternoon of pampering at the nail salon, our pets don’t typically share our idea of relaxation. Nevertheless, even if they find it unpleasant and stressful, clipping your pets’ nails is a crucial grooming technique for their overall health and well-being. Leaving your pet’s nails untrimmed can lead to pain and discomfort from many different sources. “Nails that are too long can get hung on fabric, blankets, towels, etc., and get torn off which is not only painful, but tends to cause a great deal of bleeding,” said Dr. Stacy Eckman, lecturer at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). “Nails that are too long

(especially the dewclaws) Trimming your pet’s can also grow around and nails can be done as into the footpads causing often as necessary. pain and infection.” For dogs, trimming Popular to contrary their nails whenever belief, dogs aren’t the you bathe them can be only pets that require convenient for both of a routine clipping. Our you. Since we do not Pet Talk feline friends need some typically bathe our cats, nail pampering on a a thorough trim every 2 regular basis as well. “Outdoor to 4 weeks is plenty. cats who climb trees keep As for the clipper itself, there their own nails short, but with are several brands, types and the majority of our cats living sizes to choose from, including indoors, they too need nail scissors, pliers, guillotine, and trims,” Eckman said. “They will nail grinders. “Some work better naturally sharpen their claws if on cats (i.e. guillotine) than given adequate substrate to do others, and some are better this on (i.e. a scratching post or for larger dogs with thicker wood), but may need additional nails,” said Eckman. “Others trimming, especially on the claim to ‘find the quick’ so you back claws.” Keep in mind that don’t cause the nail to bleed, it is natural for cats to also use but I don’t think these work scratching posts to mark their very well.” It is best to research scent, and even cats that are which will work best for your declawed will “use” a scratching pet, as well as test them out to post for this purpose. see which style your cat or dog

seems most comfortable with. Letting your pet become acclimated to nail clipping at an early age can also help the process go more smoothly. Once they become comfortable with you holding their paws as kittens or puppies, gradually start clipping one or two nails a day, and follow up with lots of positive rewards for their cooperation. Giving them their favorite treats or even a long tummy scratch should do the trick. When trimming the nail, be sure to avoid the quick, or nerves and blood vessels located near the bottom of the nail. Just trimming the excess length will ensure a painless clipping process for all involved. But even with the most painless technique and gradual of introductions, there are pets that seem unable to get over their terror of nail clipping. If your cat or dog falls under this category, it may be

helpful to seek help from an assistant to hold down and calm them while you do the deed. If that backfires and your pet is still too stressed, then talk to your veterinarian about strategies to help make nail trims less stressful, Eckman said. Just like people, each pet is unique, with various personalities and patience levels. It is important to remember that even though they may not find their PETicure enjoyable at the time, they will undoubtedly thank you in the long run. Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. Stories can be viewed on the Web at vetmed. Suggestions for future topics may be directed to editor@cvm.tamu. edu .

Community EVENTS BONIFAY — The Western Start Pageant will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28. Sign up for it will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sept. 14 and 21 at the Bonifay Dance Center. The pageant is open to all ages and is open to both boys and girls. Call Bernyce at 547-3474 or 768-1150 or Wanda at 547-1689.

8th Annual Lara Ingalls Picnic WESTVILLE — The 8th Annual Lara Ingalls Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the site marker of the Ingalls home site. Bring your favorite food and a lawn chair. The chicken will be provided. There will be a costume contest, talent contest, special singing and door prizes. The home site is located at 1225 Highway 163 in Westville. For more information call Mary Jo Craft at 956-2596 or Wayne Ingalls 334-898-1115.

Swindle Reunion VERNON — The Swindle Reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lakeview United Methodist Church on Pate Pond Rd. All relatives and friends are cordially invited. Bring a covered dish for lunch at 12 Noon. Come early and enjoy the fellowship.

Engel 64 Quart Cooler Raffle CHIPLEY — There will be a Raffle to benefit the Relay for Life for a Engel 64 Quart Cooler. Tickets are $5 a ticket or $20 for five tickets. Tickets are available at Wells Fargo Bank in Chipley. The drawing will be held on Sept. 30.

Rodeo Dance WESTVILLE — Pine Log Fire and Rescue will be holding a Rodeo Dance from 8 p.m. until on Oct 2. Performing will be Nashville recording artist Shane Owens. Tickets are $10 per person. There will also be fish plates available from 5 to 7 p.m., for $9. The plates will include catfish, cole slaw, cheese grits, hush puppies, dessert and tea. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.

Vernon High School Class of 1998 VERNON – The 15 year reunion for the VHS Class of 1998 will be hold at 11 a.m., on Oct. 5. We will be riding in the parade and attending the game on Friday. For more information contact Heather Wells at 527-0842.

87th Annual Kent-Collin Reunion BLACK, Ala. — Relatives and friends are invited to the 87th Annual KentCollins Family Reunion at 10 a.m., on Oct. 6, at the Black Community Center in Black, Ala. Please bring a covered dish to share at lunch and any photos or mementos. For more information call Betty Collins Paulding at 334-692-3375.

Hop2It 4-H Club Meeting CHIPLEY — Hop2It 4-H Club will have its first club meeting of the year at 5:30 p.m., on Oct. 8, in the Washington County Agricultural Center East Wing. This club is for kids interested in learning more about rabbits, breeds, how to care for and how to show them. Youth don’t have to own a rabbit to participate in the club. Youth will also need to enroll in Washington County 4-H at http:// For more information, contact 4-H Club Leader, Angie Bush, at 326-4749 or email boxwoodacres@

Geneva High School Class of 1974 GENEVA, Ala. — The Geneva High School class

of 1974 is planning their 40-year Reunion and Homecoming for Oct. 11 against the Slocomb Red Tops. Tentative plans are to attend the Assembly program on Friday, have lunch at City Café Dutch treat, gather at the Ward house across from the First Baptist Church on Commerce Street to visit and get on the float to ride in the parade, attend the football game together and later the Alumni Dance and have a peanut boiling. Please contact Rhonda Stone 334-684-6843 or email rjkstone67@gmail. com or facebook if you plan to attend or for more information. RSVP by Oct. 1 if you plan to attend. We invite all persons who were in our class during our school years to attend the Reunion and Homecoming.

Chipley High School Class of 1972 CHIPLEY — The Chipley High School Class of 1972 is making plans for their class reunion. Activities are being planned for Homecoming which is Nov. 8th and 9th. Classmates on hand for the reunion are invited to ride in the parade, attend the football game, meet after the game, and will get together Saturday night. You can keep up with everything on Facebook. (Chipley High School Class of 1972 Reunion). It’s being updated as plans are being finalized. If you would like further information you may contact Cathy Pitts Adams 638-1665, or Gwen Lane Collins at If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Oct. 11 (if

you’re coming or not).

Worthington Family Reunion VERNON — The Worthington Family Reunion will be held on Oct. 12 at the Hinson Crossroads Fire Department. For more information call Johnny Worthington at 535-0310.

Build a Rain Barrel CHIPLEY — Does your garden irrigation inflate your water bill? Flush high irrigation bills down the drain, and come and build a rain barrel from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 12 at the Washington County Extension Office in Chipley. You will engage in hands on construction of a rain barrel to take home and use to water our garden. All supplies will be furnished by the UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Mater Gardeners at a cost of only $40 and includes the barrel you may also audit without the barrel for $10. For more information call Matt or Cynthia at 638-6180.

CHIPLEY — On Oct. 17 the Chipley High School Volleyball players will be hosting a Volleyball game with all proceeds from the do going to Relay For Life please stop in a support them if you can.

2nd Annual Car Show and BANDtober Fest WAUSAU — The Pride of Vernon Band will be holding their Second Annual Cared Show and Bandtober Fest at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19, at the Possum

Palace in Wausau. There will be cars, food and hand crafted vendors and fun. Registration for cars is $15 until Oct. 15. For more information email

Moss-Tree Family Reunion ESTO — The Moss and Moss Family-Tree Family will be holding a reunion on Oct 19 at William Clark Park in Esto. The reunion will begin around 9 a.m. for family members to visit. Please bring a food dish, desert and any pictures or genealogy if you can. For more information call 547-3518.

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Hobbs Reunion set NEW HOPE — The 34th Annual reunion of the descendants of William Alexander and Nancy Ann (Parrish) Hobbs will be held on Oct 12, at the Community Center in the New Hope community. Alex and Nancy were among the early settlers of Holmes Counts, settling in an area that is still know as Hobbs Crossroads on Highway 81, and raising family of 11 children. For more information call John Gainey at 485-6807.


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summer is over and the lawn does not need to be mowed anymore, I can, according to her logic, transpose that energy into cleaning up things. Then she will confront me with a favorite saying of hers, “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” One of these days, when I get up the courage, I am going to ask her to show me where that verse is in the Bible. I kind of think a person can be too clean, like squeaky clean. You know how squeaky gets on people’s nerves, especially mine. My favorite saying is, “Laziness is next to everything.” Perhaps that is why I like summer so much. There are shades of laziness that can only be exploited in the good old summertime. Some people, like the one who shares a residence with me, things that laziness is a very negative thing. This person honestly believes that if she is not doing something all the time she is lazy. Something good can be said about being lazy. You get to savor a moment of non-activity. The thing I like so much about summer is the activity you do do is only the activity that you want to do like sitting on the back porch, drinking a glass of lemonade, which is what summer is all about. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, understood this concept very well. He says, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). Time goes by so quickly that a person hardly has enough time to really appreciate the time that they have. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@ His web site is www.

Faith EVENTS New Bethany Open Mic Sing

more information, to donate or to place orders call Martha Bryant at 547-5947.

VERNON — New Bethany Assembly of God Church will hold an Open Mic Sing on Saturday, Sept. 28. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the sing to follow. The church is located at Hinson’s Crossroads in Vernon. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 773-3003.

Gap Pond Freewill Baptist Gospel Sing SUNNY HILLS — Gap Pond Freewill Baptist Church will be having a fellowship gospel sing on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Sing starts at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a late covered dish dinner immediately following the sing. We will be having an open mike for anyone wishing to sing. Everyone is welcome. Please come, sing, and fellowship with us. The church is located at 1980 Gap Blvd., Sunny Hills. If you would like to sing come join us we’ll be glad to hear you. For more information, please contact Doris Burnsed at 265-3080.

New Bayview Church Peanut Boil BONIFAY — New Bayview Church of God of Prophecy will hold their annual Peanut Boil at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. The featured group will be One Heart from Bonifay. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a time of singing and fellowship. The church is located at 1097 New Bayview Church Road North of Bonifay. For more information call Pastor Terry or Silvia Foskey at 547-3968.

Hickory Hill Homecoming WESTVILLE — Hickory Hill Baptist Church will be holding its 62nd Annual Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 29. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Special music will be by the Drummond Family Band, an acclaimed gospel group based in Chipley, and spreads their music throughout the Southeast. For more information call 956-4116.

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BONIFAY — Benefit Lunch Plate Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 to help pay for funeral expenses for Ronnie Harris. Plates will includes pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw, bread, cake and sweet tea. Deliveries will be made in the Bonifay area. For

VERNON — New Bethany Assembly of God Church will hold Pastor Appreciation day on Sunday, Sept. 29. The speaker will be Brother Timothy Jenkins. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 773-3003.


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Am I getting old or his without end in sight. time passing faster than Interestingly, the thing it used to? It seems I just I like to do the most goes settle down to do something by so quickly, that which and before I know it, it is I hate doing drags on for over. Back in “the day,” a centuries. Which has me minute had 60 seconds. An thinking maybe I should hour had 60 minutes. A day not voice what I like or do DR. JAMES had 24 hours. Oh, for those not like? One thing I like L. SNYDER good old days. about summer, when I can Out to Pastor I am not exactly sure catch my breath and enjoy how many seconds a it, is the fact that it is made minute has or how many minutes up of those lazy, hazy days I enjoy an hour has because it goes so much. Not having a schedule, by so fast I cannot keep track. not having a deadline, not having Technology has taken over and anybody telling me what I should or I for one object. For example, I should not do. Ah, those crazy, lazy like looking at my wristwatch and days of summer. seeing the second hand slowly tick The fact that I did not get much around the dial. Now, we have cell done during the summer is no big phones with a digital clock. Unlike deal. If anybody asked me if I got these digital clocks, all they tell me anything accomplished, I just said, is what time it is right now. I like “Hey, it’s summer. Relax. I will get to look at a wristwatch and get a to it eventually.” Well, eventually whole view of time: past, present has caught up with me and it and future. I know that a week does is called winter. The difference not have seven days anymore. between summer and winter is that I set out on Monday with during the summer, you can get high hopes of getting something away with doing nothing but in the accomplished during the week and winter, there is nothing you can get by the time I clear my throat, it is away with. During the summer my Friday afternoon. Where did all wife will ask me if I have done such that time go? and such and I respond by saying, Years ago, the Beatles had a “It’s summer, I’ll get to it. I got song called “Eight Days a Week.” plenty of time.” Nowadays it is more like three During the winter, my wife will days a week: yesterday, today and remind me of all the things I was tomorrow! Today is tomorrow’s supposed to do during the summer yesterday and I am not exactly and that now I have to do because sure how to keep up anymore. By winter is a coming. Summer is hazy the time I get to tomorrow, I forgot and lazy, while winter is “Hurry up what I was supposed to do today. and get it done.” Then, when I get to today, I cannot More is expected from a person remember what I did yesterday. during the winter months that I used to plan a whole week during the summer. I object very of activity, now that luxury strenuously to this kind of attitude. is yesterday’s news, or is it Of course, this attitude comes tomorrow’s headlines? from the Gracious Mistress of the I like summer, which may Parsonage. She has the idea that explain why it goes so fast. Maybe winter, or at least the beginning I should take a chapter from of winter, is the time to clean up Murphy’s Law and say I do not like everything. By everything, she is summer, then it would drag by a including the garage. Now that

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Avon is survived by his wife of 48 years, Foye Lawrence Burch; one daughter, Vicki Burch Tanaka; sons, Steven Burch, Brent and wife Tonya Burch, and Allen and wife Heather Burch and seven grandchildren, Brock, Tyler and Bailey Burch, Victoria Tanaka and Vivek Thind, and Emma and Zachary Burch. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., Sept. 28, 2013, at Northside Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ed Bell and the Rev. Chuck Glass officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4215 Kelson Avenue Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446.

Harvey W. Kolmetz Harvey Wilton and deceased “Pops” Kolmetz, wife Windell and born at Hinson’s sister-in-law Letha Crossroads, Aug. C. Kolmetz and 7, 1932, passed deceased husband from this life Milton of Chipley Sunday, Sept. 15, Friends and 2013, at Grandview family were invited HARVEY W. to a celebration Assisted Living KOLMETZ in Bonifay, of his life from 5-7 surrounded by his p.m, on Tuesday, loving family. His family Sept. 17, 2013, at Brown will carry cherished Funeral Home, Brickyard memories of his clever Road Chapel with the full sense of humor and funeral service at the First his love of family. Mr. United Methodist Church Kolmetz retired from the of Chipley on Wednesday, Florida Department of Sept. 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. Transportation after 33 The family greatly years of service. He was appreciates the love, a member of the First kindness, and compassion United Methodist Church shown by the staff at where he was a member of Grandview Assisted the Men’s Bible Class for Living. We love you all, 50 plus years. especially Cathy, Ronnie, Mr. Kolmetz was Donna and Al. preceded in death by his Special recognition parents, Elam and Cora to Covenant Hospice (Hinson) Kolmetz; his of Marianna for their loving wife of 57 years, kindness and the Elouise “MeMe” (Smith) professional care in his Kolmetz; one brother, last days particularly, Milton E. Kolmetz and one Karen Burnett. Finally, a sister-in-law, Windell M. very special “Thank You” Kolmetz. to Dr. Frank Crockett and He is survived by Dr. Mark Byard of Dothan, his daughter, Rhonda Ala. for their medical (Kolmetz) Creel and expertise and loving care. husband David of Chipley; The family welcomes one son, Stanley “Keith” flowers. Donations can Kolmetz and wife Joanne be made to First United of St. Augustine; one Methodist Church of granddaughter, Leah Chipley 1285 Jackson K. Green and husband Ave. Chipley, FL 32428 or Marcus of Chipley, and the to Covenant Hospice of two loves of his life, great Marianna, FL. 4215 Kelson grandchildren, Marley Ave., Suite E., Marianna, Isabelle Green and John FL 32446. Family and Ross Green of Chipley, FL. friends may sign the online He is also survived by his register at www.brownfh. brother, Earl Ray Kolmetz net.

Ave L. Watson Mrs. Ave Lee Watson, 99, of Caryville, passed away Sept. 11, 2013, at Washington County Nursing and Rehab in Chipley. She was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Dale County Ala., to the late John Berry and Charity Hendrix Shiver. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Watson; one son, J.W. Watson and seven siblings, Buddy, Buster, Acey, Roxie, Blondell, Nettie and Franklin. Mrs. Watson is survived by her daughter, Barbara Pate and husband Jerry of Caryville; four

grandchildren, Sherry and Ronnie Raper, Matthew Pate, Sarah and Michael Hightower and Jerri Ann Pate and five greatgrandchildren, Braeden and Morgan Raper, Payton and Michaela Hightower and Austin Pate. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Peel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan English officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m., at Peel Funeral Home.

Merlon Moore Merlon Moore, David Ren and 70, of Marianna, his wife Antonia, passed away Gus, Mathew, Sunday, Sept. 15, CJ, and Jeremy; 2013, at Flowers three great Hospital in Dothan grandchildren, Ala. Mr. Moore was Zakoriah, born in Homes Amaliyah, and MERLON County on Oct. Elizabeth and MOORE 17, 1942. He lived three brothers, most of his adult Marlin, Melvin, and live in Marianna. He was Jimmy and his wife Ginger. retired from the Telephone Services will be held Company after 42 years of at 10 a.m., Saturday, loyal service. He loved his Sept. 28, 2013, at Carmel family and friends and also Assemble of God Church his time with the phone in Bonifay at 1485 Carmel company. Rd with the Rev. Tommy He is survived by his Moore officiating. Flowers loving wife of 51 years, are being accepted by Brenda Moore; two sons, the family. Robert Byrd David and Harold; one of Sunset Memorial daughter, Tammyann Park Funeral Home, and her husband Joe 334-983-6604, www. Faella; five grandchildren,


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Henry Allen Hudson Henry “Poochie” Allen Hudson, 67, of Youngstown, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in the Bay Medical Center. Henry was born June 4, 1946, in Chipley, to the late Maxwell and Mabel (Hall) Hudson. A quality control inspector for private contractors, he was also a Vietnam veteran having served with the U.S. Air force. He had been a resident of Youngtown for 39 years, moving from Chipley. Henry was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Professional Bullriders Association. In keeping with Henry’s casual manner, his funeral services will be the same. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by one brother, Maxwell Bronzell “Bubba” Hudson and two sisters, Voncile “Baby Doll” Estes and Idas “Dinki” Burns. Survivors include his wife, Margaret W. “Sissie” Hudson of Youngstown; one daughter,

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Angie “Turkey” Cox and husband Butch of Youngstown; one brother, Billie Merrell “Buddy” Hudson of Woodstock, Ala.; four sisters, Laverne “Sister” Freeman of Gulfport, Miss., Delena “Bug” Pettis of Bonifay, Lola “Pug” Heisler of Chipley and Mary Lynn Deal of Freeport; two grandchildren, Dixie “Runt” Cox and Falyn “Squirt” Cox. The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Bear Creek Assembly Of God Church in Youngstown. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Anthony Teas and the Rev. Ben Armstrong officiating. Graveside services were held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.

Lorrie A. Kilgore Mrs. Lorrie Ann Kilgore, 54, of Bonifay, passed away Sept. 16, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 29, 1958, in Miami. Mrs. Kilgore was preceded in death by her father, John Kilgore and son, Brandon Kilgore. Mrs. Kilgore is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Shelton of Bonifay; two daughters, Marianne Reynolds and husband Todd of Viera, and Leanne Hall of Dothan, Ala.; one brother, Ricky Shelton of Bonifay; one sister, Roxie

Hood of Bonifay and four grandchildren, Lance Reynolds, Bryce Reynolds, Reece Reynolds and Ryleigh Simmons. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Eber Overly officiating. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday at Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Maudeen Miles Maudeen “Deen” Miles, 87, of Graceville passed away, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Signature Health Care of North Florida in Graceville. Ms. Deen was born in Geneva County, Ala., on June 23, 1926, to the late Albert Spurgeon and Mamie Carroll Skinner. Ms. Deen was a dedicated helpmate to the love of her life, her late husband Otis Seabron Miles Sr. Together they opened the Western Auto and then renamed the store to Miles Furniture with the slogan “A little out of the way, but a lot less to pay!” Beloved mother grandmother, sister and aunt, Ms. Deen was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church. Preceded in death by her husband; parents and brother Horace Skinner. She is survived by her devoted children, Seabron Miles Jr. and wife Sharon, Graceville

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and Gerald Miles and wife Judi, Panama City; brother, Dwight Skinner (Wanda), Duncan, Oka.; grandchildren, Seab Miles (Summer), Shane Miles (Dana), Kim Peaden (Kevin), Jerritt Miles and Jonathan Miles (Amanda); great grandchildren, Alyssa Miles, Zak Miles, Seth Miles, Kelsey Peaden, Kade Peaden, Cole Miles, Andrew King, Audrey Ketchem and Alex Ann Ketchem and one great great grandson, Landon Miles. Funeral service was at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at New Hope Assembly of God Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.

Emory Fulton three sisters, Amy Kelley, 90, of Gohagan, Hazel Chipley passed Edmondson and away Thursday, Malona Bess Sept. 19, 2013, at and one brother, Northwest Florida Harmon Kelley. Community Survivors Hospital. include one EMORY F. He was born daughter, Ann KELLEY June 26, 1923, to the Kelley and husband late Theoter and Art Whitmer, of Bessie (Bundrick) Kelley in Houston, Texas; one son, Coffee County, Ala. Emory Larry Kelley and partner moved to Chipley in 1946. Elaine Nations of Lynn He worked in the Haven; one sister, Clara grocery business for 27 Kuklo; one brother, Randal years, which included Kelley; two grandsons, “The Superette,” a grocery Dr. Kelley Whitmer and store, he owned with a wife Michelle of Roanoke, partner in Chipley, from Va. and Tyler Whitmer 1957 to 1971. Emory worked of New York; three great for the Florida Department grandchildren, Blaine, Van of Transportation from and Shelby Whitmer. 1971 to 1985. He was The family received a member of the First friends Saturday, Sept. Baptist Church of Chipley, 21, 2013, from 5-7 p.m., at since 1947, where he Brown Funeral Home, was ordained a Deacon Brickyard Chapel. Funeral in 1962. He was known services were held Sunday, for his love of church Sept. 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., and family, a dry humor, at First Baptist Church storytelling, and unique in Chipley with the Rev. sayings some referred to Michael Orr officiating. as “Emoryisms”. Interment followed in In addition to his Glenwood Cemetery. parents, he is preceded Friends and family may in death by his wife, sign the online register at Dorothy Harrison Kelley;

Tootsie Williams Ms. Tootsie Clearwater, Jason Williams, 90, Williams and passed from this Alicia Williams life to heaven on Brininger (Wil), Sept. 18, 2013, Chipley; five great at Southeast grandchildren, Alabama Medical Amber McGinnis, Center following a Autumn McGinnis, TOOTSIE sudden illness. Ms. Brian Williams, WILLIAMS Tootsie was born in Ashlyn Williams Graceville, on Jan. and Blaine 22, 1923, to the late Otho Woodham; sister-in-law Lewis Williams and Gladys Nick Williams, Graceville Sanes Williams. Beloved, and several nieces and wife, mother, grandmother, nephews. sister, aunt and friend, Ms. Funeral service was at Tootsie was adored and 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, respected by all who knew 2013, at the First United her. She was a graduate Methodist Church in of Graceville High School Graceville with Dr. Jason and a lifetime member Thrower and Bill Rimes of the Graceville First officiating. Burial will United Methodist Church. follow Marvin Chapel Ms. Tootsie will always Cemetery with James & be remembered by her Lipford Funeral Home beautiful smile, her kind in Graceville directing. words and most of all her Family received friends giving spirit of love. from 5- 7:30 p.m., Friday, She was predeceased Sept. 20, 2013, at the First by her parents; three United Methodist Church brothers, Buddy Williams, in Graceville. In lieu of J.I. Dykes and Nash flowers family request Williams and sister Odessa memorials be made in her McCall. memory to First United She is survived by her Methodist Church P.O. Box beloved husband, Arthur 376 Graceville, FL 32440, L. Williams; son, Arthur Salem United Methodist L. “Art” Williams, III Church 262 Tri County and wife BT, Monticello; Road Graceville, FL 32440 Louise Ross and husband or Carmel Assembly of Larry, Lake Panasoffkee; God Church 1485 Carmel three grandchildren, Church Road Bonifay, FL Tim McGinnis (Nicky), 32425.

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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

Patillos 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.

TUESDAY 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A


MONDAY 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 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/ Washington Relay For Life Meeting at

10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in

Bonifay. Call 547-4397.

THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the first Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets first Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A

FRIDAY 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 Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper 4th Friday of every month January – September. 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 Methodist Youth Center in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church.

SATURDAY The Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the first and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. 10 a.m. to noon. Children’s education day 4th Saturday of every month North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.

SUNDAY 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the board room at Graceville-Campbellton Hospital in Graceville.

Community BRIEFS Bonifay Ride and Stride BONIFAY — Bonifay Nursing and Rehab will be holding a Ride and Stride event on Oct. 19. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or fitness level. Choose one event to participate in, ride your bike, run or walk. Registration is free. To pre register email bfrmp@southernltc. com fo an application or call Brannigan Keller at 547-9289. On site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. BRNC will have a booth set up a Doc’s Market in Bonifay on the south side of Highway 90 for registration/rules. The route for the event begins at Doc’s Market and will trzvel east towards Chipley. Water will be provided. The bike ride will begin at 8:15 a.m. and be 14 miles. The run will begin at 8:25 a.m. and be a 5K. The walk will begin at 8:35 a.m. and be a 5K. Therapists will be on-site awaiting any questions until 11 a.m. T-shirts are available for pre-order for $10 and will be available for pick up on day of event. They will also be available for purchase on day of event. XXL sizes will be an additional $2.

May-Russ Family Reunion EBRO — the 39th Annual May-Russ Family Reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Ebro Community Center. The theme for the reunion will be Hawaiian Luau. For more

information email Vicky Cox at Vicky@kazbour. com.

2014 Holmes/ Washington County Relay For Life KickOff CHIPLEY — The 2014 Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life Kick-Off will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Washington County Ag Center in Chipley. For more information please call Connie Smelcer at 703-9977.

Wanted Former CHS Homecoming Queens CHIPLEY — The Former Chipley High School Homecoming Queen Reunion is slated for Nov. 8 in Chipley, where all of our favorite Homecoming Queens from the past will congregate and be honored for the first time in history. There have been 63 CHS Homecoming Queens in the history of Chipley High School, and to date nearly all of them have been contacted. I have talked to many, emailed many, and can’t wait to meet them face to face. Please make this happen for them. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the Queen(s). The funds raised will be used only for the Queens and the resources needed. But wait there’s more. If there are any unused funds following this event, they will be donated to the CHS Athletic Department. So spread the word, and give

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generously. There are two ways to give - 1) directly to Wells Fargo bank, or 2) mail a check call 904-4021223 for information. If you have any questions, or concerns, or would like a sponsorship form mailed to you, please call me. I would welcome the call. Thank you in advance for your time and generosity. Kim HarperChairman, Former CHS Homecoming Queen Reunion 904-402-1223.

choice title for that age category and will receive a trophy at the pageant. All contestants in Tiny Baby Miss through Little Miss must wear short pageant wear. All contestants in the Petite Miss through Miss must wear long pageant ware. For more information call Teresa Bush Day time at 263-4744 or night time 263-3070 or Michelle Watkins at the City of Graceville at 263-3250.

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GRACEVILLE — The 32nd Annual Harvest Festival Pageant has been rescheduled to on Sept. 27 and 28, according to pageant director Teresa Bush. The pageant will be held Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Graceville Civic Center in Graceville. The entry fee is $60 with all proceeds going to the Graceville Harvest Day Celebration. Contestants may participate in photogenic for an additional $10. Photogenic entries will be limited to one photo per contestant. This is an open pageant. Checks should be made payable to the City of Graceville. Winners will receive a large trophy, crown and banner. Alternates and participants will receive trophies. There will be a people’s choice winner in each category. This has no effect on the overall winners. The contestant from each category that collects the most money will with the people’s


PANAMA CITY — The Washington and Bay County Sheriff ’s Offices will be holding The Butch Leonard Classic Golf Tournament on Nov. 2, at Bay Dunes Golf Club. There will be at 8 a.m., shot gun start. For more information call Andrea Gainey at 638-6115.

BES Veterans’ Day Program BONIFAY - The students and staff at Bonifay Elementary will hold their annual Veterans’ Day Program at 9 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 8. Students will be singing, reciting the Preamble and showing off their artwork in the poster contest. In addition, the winners of the essay writing contests will be reading their winning essays. The Holmes County High School Blue Pride will be performing a variety of marches and the HCHS JROTC has also been invited. Due to limited seating, the public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Join the BES family in this special salute

to our veterans.

HCHS Drama students to perform ‘The Sound of Music’ BONIFAY — Holmes County High School Drama Department will present “The Sound of Music” on Tuesday Dec. 3, Saturday Dec. 7, Sunday Dec. 8, and Monday Dec. 9 at the HCHS Auditorium. There will be a 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., show on Saturday and a 2:30 p.m., show on Sunday. “The Sound of Music” is set in pre-WWII Austria, is based on the romantic true story of Maria von Trapp, an aspiring nun who leaves the abbey to become a governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland

on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

HCHS Chorus to perform ‘Decades of Music’ BONIFAY — The Holmes County High School Chorus will present “Decades of Music” on Thursday, March 13, Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15 at the HCHS Auditorium.

HCHS Spring Musical planned BONIFAY — The Holmes County High School Drama Department will present their spring musical on Thursday, May 8, Friday, May 9, Saturday, May 10, Monday, May 12, and Thursday May 15 at the HCHS Auditorium. The title of the spring musical will be announced at a later date.

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Sales Reps The Panama City News Herald is currently looking for outside sales representatives and account executives who have a background in outside sales, B2B, and business development. If you are in sales and are confident in your sales abilities, then this opportunity may be for you. We are looking for energetic sales reps and account executives with 2+ years of B2B outside sales and business development experience who would like an opportunity as an Outside Sales Rep with our company. Panama City is on the beautiful emerald coast of Northwest Florida recently named by CNN as one of America’s top 100 beaches. We are only seeking passionate, positive, driven outside sales professionals. As an outside sales rep, you will be working as a business development manager selling Business to Business. Responsibilities: z Preparing for appointments all travel is local and typically within a 50 mile radius of your office z Meeting daily with owners of small to medium sized businesses with the goal of marketing and securing Business z Conducting our “solutions based” approach to qualifying potential business for new sales leads in between appointments and during networking opportunities z Contacting Sales Coordinator with feedback from appointments and sharing new business lead opportunities. z Reviewing the day’s successes and challenges with your Sales Manager, gaining sales support as appropriate— all administrative support people have a vested interest in your success In our organization, we offer the following to our outside sales - Account Executives: Fantastic Benefits and Compensation Program Commissions and Bonus New hire and ongoing training and development Requirements: z At least two years of face-to-face direct sales, outside sales, B2B, Business Development experience z Bachelor’s degree preferred but not necessary. We will consider the right experience over a degree z Highly self-motivated and self-disciplined with ability to work effectively with little or no supervision z Outgoing personality with expertise at developing relationships, particularly with business owners, presidents and CEO’s z Good communicator-excellent listening skills and ability to offer solutions.


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Who will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: z Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. z Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. z Communicates and advocates the company’s vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. z Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. z Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solution’s ROI for the client. Requirements: z Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. z Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. z Successful record of team building and leadership. z Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. z Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. z A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition z Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. z Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. z Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. z Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. z Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. z Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations z Proven sales management experience

A/C DUCT fabricators mandatory 5 yrs. Experience possession available immediately (850) 638-3611 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 Healthcare/Medical Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Bonifay. Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser. Medical/Health

CNA’s/HHA’s Homemaker/ Companions/ Sitters needed for all shifts. Must be available for nights and weekends and have reliable transportation. Agency services Bay County. Please call Judy at 850-769-0440. Work available immediately. Web ID#34265912 Text FL65912 to 56654

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For more information please contact Jennifer Greene at 850-768-9761 OR Apply in person at: 501 W 11th St. and ask for a carrier application

In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within!

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EXPERIENCED OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / EOE

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All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off.

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The News Herald is looking for a:

4BR Home & 2BR Executive Apartment, f u r n i s h e d . $1200/$900/mth. Bonifay. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintenance & water provided. (850)547-2096. FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 For Rent: Bright 2BR/2BA screened porch Townhouse apartment. Non-Smoker, references. Good location Bonifay Area 850-547-3494 or 850-532-2177


FOXMEADOW APARTMENTS II 542 2nd Street 1&2BR Elderly & Handicapped Rental assistance available for qualified applicants Call 850-638-0520 Chipley, Florida

Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 2/BR. Financial Assistance available if qualified. 638-4640.

4 Bdrm/2 Bath, CH/A w/refrigerator & stove. In Bonifay city limits. $645/mo + depo. No pets. (850)547-9291. 2BR/2BA House for rent. Great kitchen, very clean & well maintained. Large master bath. $775/mth. 638-9127.

A portfolio will be requested at the time of the interview. The News Herald offers an excellent benefit package including vacation, sick leave, 401(k), medical, dental, vision, life insurance. Pick up an application at The News Herald, 501 W. 11th Street,

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3BR/1.5BA. For sale or rent. 1 acre fenced yard. 1BR/1BA cottage for rent. Near Graceville. No pets. 850-263-2748. 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. (850)638-1918

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For Rent, 4BR/1½BA, No pets, HUD accepted, AC, references. $700/MO and $700/DEP in Chipley 638-7601. Nice clean houses, apartments & mobile homes for rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Small 1 bedroom home in Chipley, Fl. No Pets—firm. (850)547-6665.

2 & 3 Bedroom Mobile Homes. Deposit required. Water & sewage provided. (No pets). Bonifay. (850)547-5007 3 Bdrm/1 Ba Mobile home in Bethlehem c o m m u n i t y . (850)547-3233 2BR/2BA M.H., Church St., Vernon. First, last, plus $300.00 deposit. No pets. 850-326-2201.

BANK APPROVED SALE. Smith Lake Alabama. Deep Dockable Home Sites from $59,900 (Take Virtual Tour @ LiveLakefront. com). 26 Prime Lake front lots ordered sold October 12th. Buy at pennies on the dollar all must go! Open or wooded - level throughout to the water’s edge. Make an early appointment. Bank’s loss Your gain! Don’t miss this. It’s unbelievable land at an unbelievable price - Call now for early appointment! 1-877-448-6816. BLUE RIDGE Mountain Land Liquidation! 1.37 acres, national forest access, only $9,800. Was $74,900. Hardwood setting, breathtaking mountain/ valley views. Mild climate, Tremendous 4 season recreation. Paved rds, UG utilities, water. Excellent financing Call 1-866-952-5303, x21 Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. 5 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 850-326-9109. UNRESTRICTED ACREAGE ON CUMBERLAND PLATEAU! 50-89 Acres Starting at $78,000. Heavily Wooded, Minutes from 4 State Parks & TN River. Call 877-282-4409

844 Glenwood Ave. 1&2BR

Graphic Artist Candidate must have experience in InDesign/Photoshop/Quark or Illustrator (PC Platform preferred) while being open to learning new programs. The ideal candidate should have a creative eye, attention to details, organized, able to meet deadlines, have good communications/ phone skills and be able to work with minimal supervisor. Experience working in or with marketing departments is a plus.

For Rent real nice 3BR/1BA in Cottondale. 2704 Front St., nice 2 car garage, 12X20 storage building, near high school, no pets. $675/MO and $600/DEP. Day 638-4630 or night 638-1434.

2 lots for sale in beautiful Pine Bluff at Falling Waters, Chipley, Fl. One lot $23,500.00 or both lots only $45,000. (334)575-5157

3BR/2BA MH, Real Nice. On Rattlebox Rd., Chipley. Quite area. Sorry, no pets. Day phone, 850-638-4630, night, 850-638-1434. 3BD/2BA,Doublewide.Move in special, ½ off 1st month rent. 4.5 miles from Chipley. Water & sewage included. $600/mo. (850)638-2999 FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 Get 5% discount on your monthly rent. Contact Robert Smith, manager, Cedar Gardens Community Mobile Home Park at (850)373-8256.

HUNTING LAND for rent or lease, 1 year or 5 years, 160 acres or 300 acres. For more information call (850)638-1911 or (850)326-0044. Newly Renovated 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from Elementary School. On Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $500/mth. Call (850)547-3746. Very nice 3/Br,2/Ba MH. Just off Brickyard Rd. Nice area, nice yard. Sorry, no pets. Day phone 8-5, (850)638-4630, night (850)638-1434.

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$575 down 04 Ford Taurus $775 down 01 Nissan Xterra $875 down 02 Dodge Ram $975 down 02 Ford F150 $1675 down 04 Chevy Silverado Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West (850)215-1769 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Got Bad Credit? Ride Today! Buy Here/Pay Here $0 Down/1st payment Tax, Tag & Title. Call Steve 334-803-9550 Restrictions apply.

2003 Kia Sedona Van, good shape, cold air, $1,800/OBO. 319-1566 or 614-1144.

Panama City, FL Halifax Media Group of Northwest Florida is growing. Want to join us? We are currently hiring for a Call Center Representative to work in our Panama City office. We are seeking a fast paced individual who can communicate with customers via telephone and email. As a Call Center Representative, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing current customer accounts as well as contacting prospective clients to gain new business. Representatives are expected to maintain a working knowledge of all products, services, and promotions that Halifax Media Group offers. Experienced professionals are encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements: • 2 years previous sales experience, preferably in a Call Center environment • Ability and desire to sell • Strong communication skills • Proficiency with all Microsoft applications • Detail oriented team player with a passion for helping customers

Halifax Media Group of Northwest Florida is a great place to work. All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/AD&D/Long-term disability insurance, 401K plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: • Performance/ Incentive Based Pay Scale • Friendly Team Environment • Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed • Positive, Professional and Upbeat work environment • We Promote from within!


Please submit resume & cover letter to: ✳

Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser |

Wednesday, September 25, 2013







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Wednesday, September 25, 2013




Sale Ends 9/30/13




Was - $43,353

Was - $23,211

Was - $27,992

Leather, Sunroof, V-6, Alloy Wheels, Loaded!

Automatic, PW, PDL, Fog Lights

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NOW - $37,991

NOW - $19,991

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Was - $63,775

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Was - $24,782

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Model #1932 | Stk#10147

Leather, Navigation, Sunroof, DVD, Loaded!

Avg. 50 mpg, Power Package

NOW - $58,991

NOW - $19,991

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Automatic, Power Package CD Player, Cruise

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