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IN BRIEF Firecracker Pageant Saturday VERNON — The annual Miss Firecracker Pageant is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Vernon Community Center. Sign in will begin at 11 a.m. Attire for this pageant is formal (no heirloom). The following titles will be awarded: • Baby Miss: birth to walking (must be held) • Toddler Miss: walking up to 24 months • Tiny Tot: ages 2-3 • Future Little Miss: ages 4-5 • Little Miss: ages 6-7 • Young Miss: ages 8-9 • Pre-Teen: ages 10-12 • Teen Miss: ages 13-14 • Junior Miss: ages 15-16 • Miss Firecracker: ages 17-21 (never married and no children) • Ms. Firecracker: any age (single, divorced, married with or without children) • Little Miss Independence: birth through age 9 • Miss Independence: ages 10 and older All winners will receive a sash, crown and trophy except for Baby Miss, who will receive a bib, crown and trophy.


INDEX Arrests ................................. A3 Opinion ................................ A4 Outdoors .............................. A6 Sports .................................. A7 Extra.................................... B1 Faith .................................... B4 Obituaries ............................ B5 Classifieds ............................ B7

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Volume 123, Number 11



Water/sewer project ready for phase 2 By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Bonifay City Council approved paying $34,000 on Monday for an engineering design fee to go into the second phase of the city’s on-going sewer/ water line replacement and

update project. Shakil Amin, a representative from Hatch Mott MacDonald, said the city was ready to go into phase two of the replacement and update project. Phase two includes laying 14,000 feet of six-inch linear pipe, paid for with a $600,000 Community De-

velopment Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “There are no matching funds required,” Bonifay City Grant Writer Bob Jones said. “With the city purchasing the engineering design fee, it gives the city considerable points towards the grant.”

Council Member Richard Woodham requested something be done about the water park at Middlebrooks Park, which is no longer working. “We need to call the manufacturer and see about getting an estimate on how much it’ll cost to fix it,” Woodham said. “The


kids are missing it, and it’s getting hot.” Jones suggested getting a grant to repair it, and in the meantime, the city should calculate the cost to bypass computer programming and operate it manually until then.


Impact Firearms owner speaks on gun safety By CECILIA SPEARS

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Entering into week three of the Holmes County Public Library’s summer reading program, local children were entertained and educated by the Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth about the history of Florida, which is following the continued theme of Viva Florida, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida. The Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth also involved the children in their production, and in this scene the children were recruited as members of a crew to establish the first and failed settlement in Pensacola. For more photos and the full story, see Page B1.

BONIFAY — Lead instructor and owner of Impact Firearms Curtis Porter was the guest speaker at this week’s Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting on June 19, and he spoke on the importance of gun safety. “Two of the most dangerous people are those who have a gun and don’t know how to use it and those who have a gun and think they do know how to use it,” Porter said. “It is an unfortunate reality that there is violence happening everywhere. It’s our job to take those who want to defend themselves out and teach them what they need to know. The more training you get, the better off you’re going to be.” Impact Firearms uses a range courtesy of the Holmes County Sheriff ’s Office, Porter said. “Sheriff Tim Brown allows us to use their range,” he said. “That’s a big deal when a sheriff is that invested in the safety and well-being of the people he serves and protects. We’re here to do anything we can do to help you better protect yourself and advise you on your next gun purchase and concealed weapon permit.” Porter said some would be surprised at the number of residents in Holmes County who have a concealed weapon permits.


School board approves architects for new schools By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Holmes County District School Board approved of a contract agreement with the architect firm Clemons, Rutherford & Associates for the design of the new Bonifay Middle School and Bonifay Elementary School during its June 18 meeting. “We hope to have a sketch of the buildings available for the public soon,” Superintendent Eddie Dixon said. “This was the first step of many in seeing this dream turned into a reality. The next step will to present the design and the report of this need to the Department of Education and from there we will appeal to legislation for funding.”





Holmes County District School Board reviewed and approved of a contract agreement with the architect firm Clemons, Rutherford & Associates for the design of the new Bonifay Middle School and Bonifay Elementary School during their June 18 meeting. CECILIA SPEARS Times-Advertiser

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All contestants ages 10 and younger will receive a crown. There will be a trophy for first and second runner-ups in all categories. If your child holds a current title, they are welcome to compete in the next category this year. None of the judges for this pageant are local. To compete in the photogenic category, the application and photo must be turned in no later than 24 hours before the pageant. No photos will be accepted the day of the pageant. Photos must be at least a 4x6 but no larger than an 8x10. Winners will receive a trophy. There will be no shifting of age groups on the day of the pageant. For more information, call the Vernon City Hall at 535-2444 or Laura Brewer at 326-8738.

Graceville Mt. Zion holds Saturday Sing GRACEVILLE — The public is invited to the Fifth Saturday Sing at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Graceville. Refreshments will be provided, and musicians and singers welcome.

Mt. Zion Baptist sets Sunday Sing ESTO — Mt. Zion Baptist Church will hold at Fifth Sunday Sing, featuring the Freedom Hill Quartet, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The church is at 3205 Highway 2 in Esto. Services begin at 11 a.m. followed by a dinner. The concert will begin after the dinner, and the public is invited to attend.

BONIFAY from page A1 The council agreed to get an assessment before proceeding further. Mayor Lawrence Cloud requested City Attorney Lucas Taylor get the county building inspector to look at and possibly condemn the Kevin Fleming building on the corner of Waukesha Street and Virginia Avenue. After confirming the building was the old Neptune World pet shop, Taylor agreed to do some research and bring a suggestion back at the next meeting. Taylor also reported he spoke with the attorney heading the BP Oil Settlement and informed the council they would not be eligible because they were not awarding anything to government entities. After much debate about the possible settlement being given to other local government entities, Taylor agreed to look further into the matter and bring it before the council at the next meeting at 6 p.m. on July 8 at the Bonifay City Hall.

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CHIPLEY — A Caryville man was arrested on charges of porn distribution, according to a Washington County Sheriff ’s Office report. Matthew Thomas McCarthy, 21, of Caryville

was charged with three counts of distributing obscene materials to minors. The sheriff ’s office was alerted to the incident by a neighbor of the victims, who observed pornographic materials being displayed while

During the search, investigators said they found several pornographic DVDs described by the victims as the ones they had viewed, according to the report. McCarthy is being held at the Washington County Jail.

GUN SAFETY from page A1 “The law is complicated on where you are permitted to have a concealed weapon, but there’s a simple way of breaking it down,� he said. “No government buildings, which include schools, post offices, city councils, board of county commissioners, etc. and any bars where they sell alcoholic beverages. Now if this is a restaurant with a bar you can be in the restaurant but you can’t be any where near the bar.� He said 33 states recognize the Florida concealed weapon permit and the states closest to Florida that do not are Illinois and Nevada. “My biggest concern is anything to have to do with Alabama, especially Dothan, Ala.,� Porter said. “They have what’s considered a concealed firearms permit and only recognize Florida’s permit if you are in possession of a firearm. If you have a concealed weapons permit and a gun, you are safe in Alabama; however, if you have a pocket knife with a blade over three inches, you will be arrested, and trust me they are looking for Florida state tags and any excuse imaginable.� Porter also touched on ammunition safety, saying

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Curtis Porter, Lead Instructor and Owner of Impact Firearms in Bonifay, was the guest speaker at Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting on June 19. ammunition kept in a cool and climate controlled environment could stay good for years, however ammunition in a concealed weapon in a vehicle or left in the chamber of the gun should be replaced every year for new ammunition, and if there’s any discoloration then the ammunition should be disposed because

the casing has been compromised, and it could lead to the gun exploding when attempting to fire it. “We get quite a few people from other counties because we are one of the few places that care,� Porter said. “We’re not just in it for the money. We want to make sure you know how to shoot,

and we want to make sure you learn something.� Classes are a standard fee of $75 plus ammunition and are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, however, times will change for summer because of the heat. For more information, contact Impact Firearms at 547-2051.

been over five years since we purchased buses and we are running out of spares. These buses are also longer; sitting an additional eight students per bus, which is needed for growth that we’ve been seeing in Holmes County.� Board also approved of a 4.9 percent base salary increase for all instructional and noninstructional employees. “I wanted to say that I went to Mobile, Ala., and watched

our BETA Clubs perform,� said Board member Shirley Owens. “They have put a lot of hard work and dedication into their performances, and some of them placed very well. I’m very proud of them.� The next meeting of the Holmes County District School Board will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2 at the Holmes County District School Board office at 701 East Pennsylvania Ave., Bonifay.

SCHOOLS from page A1 Dixon said he was very positive of the project’s success to bring these muchneeded schools to the area. “We’ve gone over every possible positive aspect and impact these new schools will bring to our ever-growing area,� Dixon said. “For example, there’s the possibility of a new water tower for the school that would have a positive impact on the surrounding residents. This


is a very beneficial endeavor, and I have a strong inclination that it will be positively received.� The board approved of the purchase of 11 new school buses under the contract agreement that it is paid through the Ebro Greyhound Park. “We’ve had this contract with Ebro for over 29 years, and they have always been faithful in keeping that contract,� Dixon said. “It has

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Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing returns July 6 Special to the Times-Advertiser BONIFAY — The Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing will be at 6 p.m. July 6 at the Holmes County High School at 825 W. U.S. 90. This year the sing will host The Nelons and Evangelist David Ring. Also appearing will be the Four Calvary and One Heart. With many awards and accolades including three Grammy Nominations, Six Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, The Nelons continue to produce innovative music that embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church. The Nelons have a heavy touring schedule consisting of more than 150 concerts annually that takes their brand of Christian music around the world. They are regulars on the Bill Gaither Homecoming Tour and the famed Gaither Homecoming Video Series. During the rare times when the Nelons’ are not on the road, they serve as Artists in Residence at Jacksonville’s Trinity Baptist Church. As they travel, they’re Ambassadors for Trinity Baptist College, where Amber attends. For Kelly Nelon Clark (original group member), singing

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Holmes County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Panhandle Land Title LLC with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 10 at its location at 124 East Virginia Ave. Panhandle Land Title LLC offers title insurance, real estate closings and escrows. For more information, contact Panhandle Land Title LLC at 547-2025 or visit their website at

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The origin of the Watermelon Festival The Prattler must turn Pageant, directed by to his crutch “Setting It Pat Balboni and, later Straight” to correct an Aldine Adams, was a main error of last week. The attraction. correct date of death for South AlabamaJohn Julius Fussell, is Northwest Florida June 10 and the date of the Horseman’s Approved funeral is June 12. Horse Show was staged at Traditionally, my topic the Agri-Center Arena, and for “Perry’s Prattle” just was chaired by Washington prior to the week-end of County newcomer, Dick the watermelon festival, Kneiss. The third event is devoted to the festival was the Big Watermelon event. In the Contest and column’s eleventh Auction, with melon year of existence, games for children, the big question plus serving in the writer’s refreshing red ripe mind is: “just sweet watermelon how much more to our guests. can be written Secondary PERRY’S about the gigantic activities included watermelon event a Free Fun Night PRATTLE Perry Wells which, without on Friday night question, has put preceding the Chipley and Washington big day. Credit is given County on the map?” to Lamar Townsend for It seems that history providing the improvised buffs want to know that the stage for this fun event upcoming festival is the and to Dalton Carter, who 57th one and the “buffs” could take a small budget still want to know its of $150 and provide quality origin. J. E. (Red) Davis. musical entertainment to longtime Washington fill a full evening of exciting County Agriculture fun and frolic. The Shrine Extension Agent, was Club Pancake Festival, the the first chairman of the 5K road race and the big festivities and remained parade through downtown in that job 20 years. The Chipley, joined in the “prime movers” in the festive occasion early in its earlier days include Ross history. Deal, on whose property After my departure as the first event was held, chairman seven years ago, which later evolved into county judge Colby Peel, today’s mammoth two day agreed to take the reins extravaganza. and, as the late journalist Your writer was and national newscaster, “drafted” into the job of Paul Harvey would report, chairman in 1976 and chairman Peel is presently served for 30 years. The carrying out “the rest of activities of the daylong the story.” event in those years Other key people were confined to three involved in the humble main events. The Beauty beginnings of the festival

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were Austin F. Townsend, Walker Hughen, Henry Hargrove, V. J. Collins, Andrew (Andy) Griffin and Farrell Nelson. Now days, we depend upon prison inmate labor to do the grass cutting and landscaping of the grounds at the Agriculture Center in preparation for the yearly festival. In earlier times, Maxwell Hudson, an employee of the county, had those duties, plus other details of carrying out the massive custodial chores of staging the festival, plus the clean up that followed. He was fortunate to have a young family, mostly girls, whom he enlisted to assist him in the task of carrying out the watermelon festival. They were not paid for their labors, and it has been my privilege to personally thank them for their voluntary and faithful assistance so many years ago. The brochure advertising the watermelon festival in 1978 and 1979 was printed on a legal size sheet of colorful paper. It was personally typed in the Agriculture Center Office and duplicated on copy machine available at that time. Later, the advertising flyers were more professionally printed and folded for easy handling and for mailing. This style of promoting the festival returned to the full length, legal size paper in 2003, when advertising was sold for the first time to businesses, lending agencies, and others in

Perry Wells, Chairman rides in his 1988 Chevrolet Pick Up Truck with improvised signing and without the colorful, sprawling umbrella, which became his trademark covering from the heat many years ago. His wife, Hester, is shown as his driver. order to bring sufficient money to pay better known talent to our event, thus attracting more visitors. This is the year that we hired the IBMA Entertainer of the Year, The Del McCoury Band, which produced a record turnout in the air conditioned auditorium for a stellar concert that is still being talked about to this day. Dr. Shane Collins, of WPAP Radio Fame in Panama City, was the MC for this mammoth year of top entertainment. As chairman, I told the committee that I was not ready to make public the price required to attract this popular bluegrass/ bluegrass gospel group to our festival. After it went well, and with

ample money to pay all the expenses of the event, the figure of $10,000 was revealed. For the past seven years, this figure pales to the total expenditures of $35,000 now required to attract and pay all the top quality entertainment that the present leadership continues to bring to the historic watermelon festival. Where can you receive a full weekend of fabulous talent, performing free and in an air conditioned facility, with organizers furnishing free slices of delicious, sweet and cool watermelon for you the visitor to enjoy? A new style, colorful promotional flyer was introduced by the current chairman this year. A

broader coverage with the watermelon festival’s own web page has produced over 220,000 “hits” with the festival more than a week away, according to Chairman Colby Peel. Entertainment and wholesome fun and festivities is the order of the two day event, June 28 and 29, 2013 and I hope all of you are making plans to attend. The Washington County Historical Society Museum at 685 7th. Street will be open Friday, June 28 and Saturday June 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. expressly for selling the Heritage of Washington County Books in a “last call” effort to close out sales of the 4th. Printing. See you all next week.

James Edward McFatter Jr (Jedd) wins Prudential-Davis Award In a recent ceremony It recognizes state at the University employees who have Center in Tallahassee, shown outstanding Jedd McFatter ways to serve received top state the citizens of recognition for Florida in a more saving Florida efficient and $400, 000. cost-effective His innovative way. work as state Twenty-eight training additional state administrator for HAPPY CORNER employees the Long-term Hazel Wells Tison also received Care Ombudsman recognition at Program at the the banquet Department of Elder where Gov. Rick Scott Affairs earned him the praised the recipients Prudential-Davis Award. for their productivity In addition to the improvements. cost saving to the state, A total of 468 awards McFatter’ increased will be given this year the efficiency of the statewide for cost saving department by installing improvements of $514 on-line training million certification programs Jedd grew up in for volunteers which Bonifay the only son of cut training time from 4 the late James Edward days to one. McFatter (Coach Mac) The award affirms and Madaline Steverson Jedd’s philosophy that McFatter. He attended government should be Bonifay Elementary, as efficient as possible Bonifay Middle School, in using tax payers’ and graduated with money. honors from Holmes “Government should County High School in be a good steward of 1998 where he starred public money, “he said. in athletics, especially A $500.00 cash award basketball. accompanies the honor. Jedd graduated from McFatter is now Florida State University working with the with a degree in National Ombudsman English/creative writing. Resource Center in After studying for a Washington D.C. to semester in England, he develop an online then attended Denver training system based Seminary where he on Florida’s model, earned a Masters degree according to Elder in The Philosophy of Affairs spokesman. Religion. Prudential Davis After his marriage Awards were begun 25 to Michelle Liles, they years ago by the Davis served in Uganda brothers who founded for two years as Winn Dixie and Tax missionaries in the Watch. Food For The Hungry

His innovative work as state training administrator for the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program at the Department of Elder Affairs earned him the Prudential-Davis Award. organization. The couple has two daughters, Leora and Analise Rael named for a girl Michelle helped in Uganda. They currently reside in Tallahassee. In addition to his work with the Department of Elder Affairs, Jedd is pursuing a Doctorate at Florida State University. The McFatter family have contributed greatly to our community. Beloved “Coach Mac” touched the lives of thousands of kids and young people as he coached all Physical Education classes at Bonifay Elementary School and Bonifay Middle School, as well as coaching basketball at the high school and assisting with the football program there. He organized bicycle safety derbies. He coordinated field days. He directed Vacation Bible School recreation. He drove the bus and chaperoned for hundreds of school and church trips. I’ll never forget two trips to Ridgecrest with Coach Mac as the church bus driver. Once we broke down

on the interstate and had to wait on the side of the hill for a charter to come and get us. Another time, we broke down in Columbus, Ga. We spent hours at an Arby’s where our youth group entertained the patrons with several acapela songs. This many talented family have been assets to our community and continue to be in the places where they make their adult homes. All the McFatter girls which include Joni Kitching, Jana Manuel, Jill Chester, and Jami Kimbell are quite talented musically and often added to our worship services at First Baptist Church when they were growing up. Mother Madaline, a multi- talented lady, taught special education courses at Holmes County High until her retirement, but continues as a frequent substitute teacher. The McFatter family mean a lot to Bonifay and Holmes County and we are very proud to see Jedd recognized at the state level.


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Auditor focuses on Wausau water department By RANDAL SEYLER

638-0212 | @WCN_HCT WAUSAU — An audit of Wausau’s finances shows the town’s finances are improving, but the water department is working on a very tight budget. Hilton Galloway of the CPA firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC of Enterprise, Ala., told the Town Council Thursday the town showed $75,000 in assets and $32,000 in deficits for a balance of $42,000 in unassigned funds. When? “You’re right where you should be, but you should think about trying to build up some reserves,� Gal-

loway said. The water department revenues covered the department’s expenses, but just barely. Wausau’s financial health hinges on the performance of its water department. “The town has so much wrapped up in assets; you need to address that,� Galloway said. “I understand you raised water rates last year, and you will need to address that again this year. You cannot go to sleep on the water department.� Rate increases will help keep the balance sheets in the black, but Mayor BJ Phillips said he hopes the town can get ahead to the point it doesn’t have to

raise rates every year. The town received grants last year that inflated the 2012 revenue streams. “It’s hard to put your arms around the figures of 2012 and get a real good idea of what you really had,� Galloway said. The water department ended the year with a $183 deficit, which Galloway said was “not enough to say or do anything about.� With the current rates, the water department is taking in just enough to operate. “Eventually, you are going to need to make repairs, or buy equipment,� Galloway said. “That is when you will really need to have some reserves in

the water department.� The auditor recommended the council members remain diligent. “You have to be cognizant of what the water department is doing each month,� Galloway said. “You almost have the perfect storm in operating by taking in just exactly what you need to operate the system.� City Clerk Margaret Riley also presented the council with an advertisement for approval. The town will be searching for a new city clerk, and Riley suggested they begin advertising as soon as possible for her replacement. Riley announced her in-


Hilton Galloway gives his report on the 2012 audit to the Wausau Town Council on Thursday. tention to retire in September during the June 13 town council meeting. “It looks like a large job

description, but it’s a large job,� Phillips said. “We definitely want to find someone who is well qualified.�

Watermelon Festival begins on Friday

Colby Peel County Judge in downtown Chipley on County Judge Colby Peel reminds the Washington Saturday, and at 11 a.m. festivities continue at the County Chamber of Commerce members about the Washington County Agri- upcoming Panhandle Watermelon Festival. cultural Center, beginning with a concert by CrossFESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS roads at 11 a.m. Friday The queen introduction 5 p.m. Pals Park Opens will be at 11:45 a.m., and 6 p.m. Andy Griggs the annual watermelon 7:30 p.m. Joe Diffie auction begins at noon at the ag center. Bluegrass group Dailey Saturday and Vincent will perform 7 a.m. Pancake breakfast at Shriners Club, at 1:30 p.m. to conclude off Brickyard Road. Tickets at door. the event. 7:30 a.m. Hot Trot Road Race at Washington There will also be arts Holmes Technical Center, Hoyt Street. Front and crafts vendors set up entrance to register. at the ag center on SatAll day Vendors at Washington County urday. Admission to all ag Agricultural Center. Call 638-6180 for center events is free. information. “We’re trying to also All day Antique Car Show at WHTC. Call provide more attractions for kids,� Peel said. John Ostrowski at 638-7370. In addition to the perenAll day Horseshoe Pitch behind ag center. nial favorites of watermelEntries welcome. Call John Claghorn at 638on rolling and seed spit1625. ting contests, there will be 10 a.m. Parade. Lineup starts at 9 a.m. at bounce houses, face paintOld High School Stadium. Call Greg Hutchin at ing and, of course, free wa638-1180. termelon at the festival on 11 a.m. Crossroads Gospel Quartet at ag Friday. center auditorium. “It’s going to be a big Noon Big Watermelon Contest and Auction weekend, and we’re all at ag center auditorium. looking forward to it,� Peel said. “Come out and enjoy; 1:30 p.m. Dailey & Vincent in concert at ag there’ll be something for center auditorium. everyone.�


Children enjoy the watermelon roll at the 2012 Panhandle Watermelon Festival.


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Bonifay Southern Gospel Sing Saturday, July 6 @ 6:00 p.m. at Holmes County High School COME SUPPORT THE 60 YEAR TRADITION OF SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC IN BONIFAY!!! This year the sing will host David Ring and The Nelons; also appearing will be local groups Four Calvary and One Heart. David Ring is a nationally known speaker and The Nelons have won numerable awards and placed on national radio charts.

TICKET INFORMATION Adults: $10 in advance $13 at the door Ages 6-12: $5 in advance $7 at the door Under 5 - FREE

Advance tickets can be purchased at the following businesses: Bonifay Piggly Wiggly, Dove Christian Supply in Dothan and Enterprise, One South Bank - Chipley and Gospel Lighthouse Christian Store in Crestview.

CHIPLEY — The 57th annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival kicks off Friday, June 28, at Pals Park with concerts by Andy Griggs at 6 p.m. and Joe Diffie at 7:30 p.m. “This type of quality entertainment is really special,� Festival Chairman Colby Peel said Thursday at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Peel said he has received numerous calls from surrounding communities asking how it is possible for Washington County to put on such an event for free. “For a community our size to be able to bring in acts like this and have the event free really says a lot about the commitment by this community to the festival,� Peel said. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday at Pals Park, and the event is free and open to the public. Andy Griggs is an American country music artist. He has released three albums for RCA Records Nashville — “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely,� “Freedom� and “This I Gotta See� — and a fourth, “The Good Life,� for Montage Music Group. These four albums have accounted for 13 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which the highest are “You Won’t Ever Be Lonely� and “She’s More,� both of which peaked at No. 2. He also charted “Grow Young With You,� a cut from the soundtrack to the film “Where the Heart Is.� Joe Diffie is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. Diffie has charted 35 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including five No. 1 singles: his debut release “Home.� “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),� “Third Rock from the Sun,� “Pickup Man� and “Bigger Than the Beatles.� In addition to these cuts, he has 12 other top 10 singles and 10 other top 40 hits on the same chart. He also co-wrote singles for Holly Dunn, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina and has recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, George Jones and Marty Stuart. On Saturday, the festival begins with a Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. hosted by the Shriners Club and the 35th annual Hot Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. at WashingtonHolmes Technical Center. There is a fee for both the breakfast and the run. There will also be a car show all day at Washington Holmes Technical Center in conjunction with the festival. The Watermelon Festival Parade is at 10 a.m.

“It’s going to be a big weekend, and we’re all looking forward to it. Come out and enjoy; there’ll be something for everyone.�



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Fish found belly-up By BOB WATTENDORF

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Bay scallop season starts July 1 Special to Halifax Media It’s that time of year again to unfurl the dive flag, put a mask on and head to the coast to collect some bay scallops. The recreational season is open in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County starting July 1. The season will remain open through Sept. 24, with the first day of the closure on Sept. 25. The bag limit is two gallons of whole bay scallops or one pint of meat per person, per day, with a vessel limit of 10 gallons of whole bay scallops or a half-gallon of meat. Scallops may be collected by hand or with a landing or dip net. Scallops cannot be taken ashore outside of the open area. There is no commercial harvest for bay scallops in Florida state and federal waters. The average number of scallops observed during pre-season surveys doubled in Homosassa and St. Joseph Bay and increased

slightly in Steinhatchee. The St. Marks average decreased substantially from June 2012, which was most likely due to effects from Tropical Storm Debby. Be safe when diving for scallops. Be sure to stay within 300 feet of a properly displayed divers-down flag when scalloping in open water and within 100 feet of a properly displayed divers-down flag if on a river, inlet or navigation channel. Boat operators traveling within 300 feet of a divers-down flag in open water or 100 feet of one on a river, inlet or navigational channel must slow to idle speed. Done for the day? Help FWC’s scallop researchers by completing an online survey at bayscallops. Harvesters can indicate where they harvest scallops, how many they collect and how long it takes to harvest them. Participants can email to ask questions or send additional information. Learn more by visiting and clicking on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Bay Scallops.”

HOLMES COUNTY — Recently, north Florida anglers and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fishery biologists were heartbroken to see the white bellies of numerous fish floating in Lake Victor. Lake Victor is a popular, 130-acre FWC-managed impoundment in Holmes County. Since the impoundment was constructed, the FWC has stocked fish, managed vegetation, provided boating access, created fish attractors and spawning beds and otherwise strove to create quality fishing. So, what happened, and could it happen to a lake near you? Unfortunately, it seems like a case of nature taking its course and, yes, it happens throughout the state each summer. In this case, it appears that heavy rainfalls flushed organic matter into the lake and the organic matter began to decompose, resulting in a low-dissolved-oxygen (DO) fish kill. As in most such cases, the die-off did not kill all of the fish, and when the water cleared and the sun came out, oxygen levels recovered and biologists observed numerous surviving fish. This type of fish kill is pretty much a natural occurrence. They are especially prevalent in summer, when a number of factors can come together to deplete the oxygen that is dissolved in the water. Fish absorb this oxygen from the water using their gills. A healthy lake or river normally has approximately 7 to 9 parts per million (ppm) of oxygen, which is an ideal level for most fish. When the water temperature is lower, more oxygen dissolves into it. When temperatures rise, DO levels naturally drop due to reduced solubility. If the level drops below 5 ppm, many fish start showing adverse impacts, and below 2 ppm it can be lethal, if it lasts very long. Some species of fish are better adapted to low DO conditions, such as bowfin or gar, but most of our freshwater sunfishes (bass, bream, and crappie) are less tolerant. Aquatic plants produce most of the oxygen in lakes through photosynthesis, which occurs when green (chlorophyll) cells convert light into energy. However, at night or when there is inadequate light, plants use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide. Additional oxygen enters the water from the atmosphere by diffusion. In addition to fish using oxygen and plants removing it at night, a major


Numerous fish turned up dead on Lake Victor recently. demand on oxygen comes from decomposition of dead plant and animal tissue (organic matter). Area residents first contacted the FWC about the fish kill in Lake Victor on April 17, after seeing dying fish floating. Fisheries biologists responded immediately and determined the DO level in much of the lake with pea-green water was 0.0 to 2.0 ppm, enough to cause the kill. Often, descriptions of lakes being pea-green relate to algal blooms, which are another insidious response to nutrients (decaying plant material, or organic fertilizers flushed from yards or crops by rain). These blooms block light to rooted plants so they do not produce as much oxygen. When algae die, they further increase the bacterial bloom. Biologists visited daily for several weeks, documenting the number of dead fish and concluded that few adult game fish survived. However, they observed some schools of fingerling bass and bream from the spring spawn and a few bass on beds. “We know there was over 19 inches of rain in the area from January to April, and the lake got its share of rain and runoff,” said Chris Paxton, the FWC’s freshwater fisheries administrator for northwest Florida. He said the FWC was in constant contact with the Florida Department of Health and the Department of Environ-

mental Protection and that FWC staff accompanied investigators from the Department of Agriculture to inspect the lake during the fish kill. There was no visual evidence of chemical pollution, toxic algal blooms or signs of disease among the dead fish. “This is something all of us, including the residents around the lake and our own fisheries management staff, wish never happened but in time the lake will recover,” Paxton said. Once oxygen levels build back up, the FWC will restock the lake with fingerling sport fish. Bream and crappie populations can respond within one to two years but it may take three to four years for significant bass populations to rebuild. FWC biologists will monitor the lake and consider all fisheries management tools that may quicken the lake’s recovery. The good news is there is no evidence of any form of contamination that would prevent the lake from recovering. In addition, reduced competition often allows young sport fish to grow rapidly after kills of this type. To learn more about fish kills and what you can do to help prevent them, visit Although most summer fish kills relate to natural processes, the FWC requests your support in reporting fish kills to the FWC Fish Kill Hotline at 800-636-0511 or at the above link.

Gag grouper recreational harvest opens in most Gulf waters; closes in Spearfishing to be allowed in Collier County state waters starting June 30 4-county region Special to Halifax Media Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters and all Gulf federal waters July 1. The same day, the season will close in state waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The gag grouper recreational harvest season in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, not including Franklin, Jefferson, Wakulla, Taylor and Monroe counties, will remain open through Dec. 3. State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties were open from April 1 through June 30 and will not be open during the July 1-through-Dec. 3 season. Monroe County is also excluded from the July 1-through-Dec. 3 season because it is included in the Atlantic rules for gag grouper. Gag grouper caught in federal waters during the July 1-through-Dec. 3 season may be taken ashore

in Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties, but boats with gag grouper aboard may not stop and must have gear stowed while traveling through state waters in that region. (See maps.) The four-county region includes all waters of Apalachicola Bay and Indian Pass, including those in Gulf County, and all waters of the Steinhatchee River, including those in Dixie County. The FWC manages marine fish from the shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The FWC is working with Florida’s anglers to rebuild gag grouper populations in the Gulf of Mexico back to strong, sustainable levels. The gag grouper recreational harvest minimum size and bag limits are 22 inches total length and two gag grouper per person. To learn more, visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Gulf Grouper.”

Special to Halifax Media Starting June 30, saltwater species can be targeted with a spearing device in Collier County state waters for the first time in more than 60 years. The recent repeal of rules that prohibited spearing should facilitate the harvest of nonnative invasive lionfish that are negatively impacting Florida’s native fish and wildlife. Spearfishing is among the most effective methods for lionfish control and removal, along with the use of hand-held nets. These changes were approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April meeting when Commissioners repealed a rule that prohibited spearing and another rule that prohibited using an artificial light while spearfishing or gigging in Florida state

waters off Collier County (from shore to 9 nautical miles). The Collier Board of County Commissioners sent a letter to the FWC in February requesting these repeals shortly after the Jan. 13 hook-andline capture of the first lionfish to be documented in state waters off the county. The ban on spearing and using a light while spearfishing or gigging was put in place in the early 1950s, before the development of current statewide spearfishing regulations, and are just a few of the many Special Acts of Local Application that were put in place by the Florida Legislature, prior to creation of the FWC and one of its predecessors, the Marine Fisheries Commission. All current statewide regulations on the use of spears will apply in state waters off Collier County. Spearing is not allowed in freshwater or when

targeting freshwater species; within 100 yards of a public swimming beach, any commercial or public fishing pier or any part of a bridge from which public fishing is allowed; within 100 feet of any part of a jetty that is above the water’s surface except for the last 500 yards of a jetty that extends more than 1,500 yards from the shoreline; in Monroe County from Long Key north to the Dade County line; and in any body of water under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Recreation and Parks. Using powerheads, bangsticks and rebreathers is also not allowed. The following species cannot be speared: billfish, spotted eagle ray, sturgeon, manta ray, sharks, bonefish, tarpon, goliath grouper, snook, blue crab, Nassau grouper, spotted seatrout, red drum, weakfish, stone crab, pompano, African

pompano, permit, tripletail, lobster and many species of ornamental tropical fish such as surgeonfish, trumpetfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, porcupinefish, cornetfish, squirrelfish, trunkfish, damselfish, parrotfish, pipefish, seahorse, puffers and triggerfish, with the exception of gray and ocean triggerfish. A recreational fishing license is not required for anyone targeting lionfish with hand-held nets, a pole spear, a Hawaiian sling or any spearing device that is specifically designed for harvesting lionfish. All other spearfishers must have a recreational fishing license, unless otherwise exempt from the requirement, and all regulations apply, including seasons, bag limits and size limits. Learn more about Florida’s spearing rules at by clicking on “Recreational” and “Spearing.”

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Young volleyball players sweep older competition By JASON SHOOT Halifax Media

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Sisters they are not, but Eden Hawes and Casey Justice swear they can read each other’s mind. “We call it twin telepathy even though we aren’t related and don’t look alike,� Justice said. The teenagers clearly enjoy some kind cerebral connection on the court as a highly successful beach volleyball team. They’ve collected five tournament titles and a pristine 33-0 record since March, many of those victories recorded against players considerably older. They are set to travel to the west coast next month and will compete in a pair of tournaments, most notably the AAU Junior Olympic Beach Volleyball Championships in Hermosa Beach, Calif., on July 27-30. Justice is 14 and Hawes is 13. The girls, both of whom are 5-foot-6, are enrolling at Arnold as freshmen in the fall. They still can count on one hand the number of years they’ve been playing volleyball. But their progression in the sport has been remarkable, particularly since they didn’t team up on the beach until two years ago. Hawes and Justice have dominated every event they’ve entered this year. They were crowned 18U champions in a local junior tournament in May, won the 14-under title at an AAU tournament in Orlando, claimed the 16U championship at the Gulf Coast Region Tournament, and won the doubles title in the 16U age group in a Fudpuckers tournament. They even slipped in a four-man title at that Fudpuckers event. “We were at a camp in Tampa and got a lot of questions like, ‘How old are you?’ and ‘How long have you been playing to-


Casey Justice, left, and Eden Hawes are 33-0 since March in five tournament victories. gether?’ said Hawes, who turns 14 next month. “We’ve been playing together two years. We try to play older teams. That’s what (three-time Olympic champion) Kerri Walsh did. That’s what we try to do.� Confirmed Arnold coach and athletic

director Karisa Wesley: “They’re actually very advanced. ... They went to Orlando and went to the 14-under division and beat everyone very easily. They try to play up a level for the competition.� Hawes has been selected to participate

in the USA Volleyball Beach High Performance Program, an intensive program intended to develop players for collegiate and international play. Hawes will train with a select group of 15U players from across the nation, and she will head to California next month for that before pairing up with Justice again at junior nationals. “I am very jealous,� quipped Justice, who narrowly missed the age cutoff for the elite program. “I’ll be lonely,� Hawes added, trying to console her friend. “By the fourth day I think maybe I’ll have a friend or two.� Justice and Hawes admitted that if they were given a choice, they would prefer to play under the sun on a sand court rather than under the lights indoors. “When you’re indoors you have to stay in your little space,� Justice said. Rest assured, though, they will suit up for Arnold next season. Wesley said she is “looking at them on the varsity level.� “They love the game,� Wesley said. “They walk into the gym and go pick up a ball. We’ve been doing morning workouts at 7 a.m., there’s an open gym, there’s beach training. They do all of that in one day. They are absolutely in love with volleyball whether it’s beach or indoors.� Wesley said the two young players can expect to grow in coming years, both in terms of height and development. Justice and Hawes said they train on the sand with local beach player Kevin Jones. “Kids have dreams, and right now their dream is to play beach volleyball at the college level,� Wesley said. “They work with the beach coach at Florida State (assistant coach Brian Corso). They’ve got exposure at the collegiate level and with those coaches as well.�

Local players go to Major League Baseball Halifax Media Group Prospects from the high school, junior college and Division I baseball levels highlighted the area selections in the Major League Baseball Draft on June 8. Karsten Whitson was selected for the second time since departing Chipley. He was taken No. 9 overall by San Diego in 2010, but he turned down a reported $2.1 million signing bonus and attended Florida, where he had a stellar freshman season on the mound. Inconsistency plagued him his sophomore year and he missed last season after having shoulder surgery. Whitson was taken by Washington in the 37th round. He likely will return to Florida for a redshirt junior season. Gulf Coast’s Tyler Dial was the first selection with area ties on the final day, going to San Diego in the 15th round and 448th overall. He joined teammate Tevin Johnson, who was chosen in the 31st round by Pittsburgh. Logan Quimuyog was the lone area high-schooler taken Saturday. The Mosley graduate was taken by the New York Mets in the 39th and next-to-last round. Former Chipola star and Florida State closer Robby Coles rounded out the area picks with a 28th-round selection by the Mets. Coles joined teammates Peter Miller (Los Angeles Dodgers), Marcus Davis (San Diego) and Scott Sitz (Detroit) as third-day draftees. Other Gators selected were Taylor Ratliff (Arizona), John Magliozzi (New York Mets), Cody Dent (Washington) and Jeff Driskel (Boston). Area MLB Draft selections: Tyler Dial (Gulf Coast), San Diego, 15th round (448th overall) Robby Coles (Chipola, Florida State), New York Mets, 28th round (836th) Tevin Johnson (Gulf Coast), Pittsburgh, 31st round (929th)

Karsten Whitson (Chipley, Florida), Washington, 37th round (1,126th) Logan Quimuyog (Mosley), New York Mets, 39th round (1,166th) The following is a list of area athletes who have played or are currently playing professional baseball this season and their statistics as of June 14. Position players Jose Bautista (Chipola), 6-0, 190 (10/19/80), 3B, Toronto Blue Jays, MLB American League — .267 avg., 225 AB, 42 R, 60 H, 12 2B, 15 HR, 36 RBIs, 5 SB. Steve Clevenger (Chipola), 6-0, 195 (4/5/86), C, Iowa Cubs (Chicago Cubs), Triple-A Pacific Coast League — .333 avg., 30 AB, 6 R, 10 H, 5 2B, 5 RBIs. Statistics with the Chicago Cubs, MLB National League — .125 avg., 8 AB, 1 R, 1 H. Adam Duvall (Chipola, Louisville), 6-1, 205 (9/4/85), 3B, Richmond (Va.) Flying Squirrels (San Francisco Giants), Double-A Eastern League — .285 avg., 123 AB, 22 R, 35 H, 10 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR, 22 RBIs. Steve Felix (Rutherford, Troy), 6-1, 210, (4/21/88), OF, Normal (Ill.) CornBelters, Independent Frontier League — .209 avg., 86 AB, 15 R, 18 H, 3 2B, 3 HR, 19 RBIs, 3 SB. TylerFlowers (Chipola), 6-4, 245 (1/24/86), 1B, Chicago White Sox, MLB American League — .222 avg., 158 AB, 16 R, 35 H, 8 2B, 6 HR, 16 RBIs. Darren Ford (Chipola), 6-1, 195 (10/1/85), OF, Indianapolis (Ind.) Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates), Triple-A International League — .202 avg., 109 AB, 11 R, 22 H, 1 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBIs, 13 SB. Mat Gamel (Chipola), 60, 205 (7/26/85), 3B, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB National League. Note: Gamel is on the disabled list. Terrance Gore (Gulf Coast), 5-7, 165 (6/8/91), OF, Lexington (Ky.) Legends (Kansas City Royals), SingleA South Atlantic League — .238 avg., 210 AB, 40 R, 50 H, 5 2B, 1 3B, 18 RBIs, 31 SB. Cody Johnson (Mosley), 6-4, 240 (8/18/88), OF, York (Pa.) Revolution, Indepen-

dent Atlantic League — .235 avg., 81 AB, 18 R, 19 H, 4 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBIs. Statistics with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees), Triple-A International League — .167 avg., 54 AB, 6 R, 9 H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBIs. Note: Johnson was released by the Yankees May 10 and signed by the Revolution May 20. Brandon Jones (Wewahitchka, Tallahassee), 6-1, 215 (12/10/83), OF, Kansas City (Mo.) T-Bones, American Association of Independent Professional Baseball — .162 avg., 99 AB, 16 R, 16 H, 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs. Adam Loewen (Chipola), 6-6, 235 (4/9/84), OF, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays), Double-A Eastern League — .226 avg., 146 AB, 18 R, 33 H, 5 2B, 7 HR, 20 RBIs, 4 SB. Statistics with the Buffalo (N.Y.) Bisons, Triple-A International League — .000 avg., 3 AB. Russell Martin (Chipola), 5-11, 200 (2/15/83), C, Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB National League — .251 avg., 179 AB, 24 R, 45 H, 11 2B, 7 HR, 20 RBIs, 2 SB. Jeff Mathis (Marianna), 60, 185 (3/31/83), C, Miami Marlins, MLB National League — .114 avg., 35 AB, 1 R, 4 H, 1 2B, 2 RBIs. Carlos Moncrief (Chipola), 6-1, 210 (11/3/88), OF, Akron (Ohio) Aeros (Cleveland Indians), Double-A Eastern League — .268 avg., 227 AB, 35 R, 65 H, 10 2B, 7 HR, 28 RBIs, 6 SB. Ricardo Nanita (Chipola, Florida International), 61, 180 (6/12/81), OF, Buffalo (N.Y.) Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays), Triple-A International League — .227 avg., 44 AB, 4 R, 10 H, 3 2B, 1 HR, 5 RBIs. Statistics with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A Eastern League — .255 avg., 137 AB, 25 R, 35 H, 3 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBIs, 2 SB. Roman Quinn (Port St. Joe), 5-10, 170 (5/14/93), OF, Lakewood (N.J.) BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies), Single-A South Atlantic League — .254 avg., 228 AB, 33 R, 58 H, 7 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 18 RBIs, 29 SB. Casey Rasmus (Gulf Coast, Liberty), 5-10, 175

(3/29/90), C, Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals), Single-A Florida State League — .000 avg., 3 AB. Statistics with the Peoria (Ill.) Chiefs, Single-A Midwest League — .296 avg., 71 AB, 13 R, 21 H, 2 2B, 6 RBIs, 4 SB. Clete Thomas (Mosley, Auburn), 5-11, 195 (11/14/83), OF, Minnesota Twins, MLB American League — .250 avg., 20 AB, 1 R, 5 H, 2 2B, 2 RBIs. Statistics with the Rochester (N.Y.) Red Wings, Triple-A International League — .296 avg., 125 AB, 17 R, 37 H, 8 2B, 9 HR, 25 RBIs, 6 SB. Andrew Toles (Chipola), 5-10, 185 (5/24/92), OF, Bowling Green (Ohio) Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays), Single-A Midwest League — .324 avg., 253 AB, 37 R, 82 H, 16 2B, 9 3B, 1 HR, 36 RBIs, 38 SB. D’Andre Toney (Gulf Coast), 5-10, 170 (1/24/92), OF, Greeneville (Tenn.) Astros (Houston Astros), Rookie Appalachian League. Note: Greeneville opens the season June 23. Rene Tosoni (Chipola), 6-0, 185 (7/2/86), OF, Huntsville (Ala.) Stars (Milwaukee Brewers), Double-A Southern League — .242 avg., 207 AB, 26 R, 50 H, 10 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 27 RBIs, 4 SB. LeVon Washington (Chipola), 5-11, 170 (7/26/91), OF, Lake County (Ohio) Captains (Cleveland Indians) — .351 avg., 77 AB, 13 R, 27 H, 10 2B, 2 3B, 9 RBIs, 9 SB. Note: Washington is on the disabled list.

Pitchers Barret Browning (Chipola, Florida State), 6-2, 205 (12/28/84), LHP, Free agent. Statistics with the St. Louis Cardinals, MLB National League — 2 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K. Statistics with the Memphis (Tenn.) Redbirds, TripleA Pacific Coast League — 13 G, 0 GS, 1-2, 4.58 ERA, 19.2 IP, 24 H, 10 R, 10 ER, 6 BB, 17 K. Note: Browning was released May 24. Ryan Chaffee (Chipola), 6-2, 195 (5/18/88), RHP, Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), DoubleA Texas League — 21 G, 0 GS, 1-0, 4.26 ERA, 25.1 IP, 18

H, 19 R, 12 ER, 17 BB, 28 K. Jaye Chapman (Mosley, Chipola), 6-0, 180 (5/22/87), RHP, Iowa Cubs (Chicago Cubs), Triple-A Pacific Coast League — 4 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 17.05 ERA, 6.1 IP, 14 H, 12 R, 12 ER, 4 BB, 4 K. Note: Chapman is on the disabled list. Pat Corbin (Chipola), 6-3, 165 (7/19/89), LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB National League — 13 G, 13 GS, 9-0, 2.28 ERA, 86.2 IP, 71 H, 23 R, 22 ER, 22 BB, 67 K. Ryan Fraser (Gulf Coast, Memphis), 6-3, 190 (8/27/88), RHP, Binghamton (N.Y.) Mets (New York Mets), Double-A Eastern League — 3 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 5 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. Statistics with the St. Lucie Mets, Single-A Florida State League — 5 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 4.15 ERA, 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K. Bryam Garcia (Gulf Coast, FIU), 5-10, 190 (11/16/88), RHP, Rome (Ga.) Braves (Atlanta Braves), Single-A South Atlantic League — 17 G, 0 GS, 5-0, 4.30 ERA, 29.1 IP, 22 H, 16 R, 14 ER, 16 BB, 29 K. David Herndon (Mosley, Gulf Coast), 6-3, 230 (9/4/85), RHP, (New York Yankees). Note: Herndon is finishing rehabilitation after having Tommy John surgery in 2012. L.J. Hollins (Chipola), 6-3, 185 (7/31/91), RHP, Hagerstown (Md.) Suns (Washington Nationals), Single-A South Atlantic League — 1 G, 0 GS, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. Matt Jackson (Chipola, South Alabama), 6-4, 175 (12/18/87), RHP, Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Storm (San Diego Padres), Single-A California League — 11 G, 10 GS, 4-2, 5.13 ERA, 59.2 IP, 69 H, 35 R, 34 ER, 10 BB, 40

K. Statistics with the Tucson (Ariz.) Padres, Triple-A Pacific Coast League — 1 G, 1 GS, 0-0, 8.10 ERA, 3.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. Zach Jadofsky (Chipley, Enterprise State, West Florida), 6-3, 210 (6/17/90), RHP, Rome (Ga.) Braves (Atlanta Braves), Single-A South Atlantic League — 21 G, 0 GS, 4-1, 2 SV, 4.11 ERA, 35 IP, 38 H, 18 R, 16 ER, 12 BB, 39 K. John Mariotti (Gulf Coast, Coastal Carolina), 6-0, 225 (8/19/84), RHP, Brantford (Ontario) Red Sox, Independent Intercounty Baseball League — 3 G, 2 GS, 1-0, 2.07 ERA, 13 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 17 K. C.J. Riefenhauser (Chipola), 6-0, 180 (1/30/90), LHP, Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays), Double-A Southern League — 28 G, 0 GS, 1-0, 8 SV, 0.63 ERA, 43 IP, 23 H, 10 R, 3 ER, 9 BB, 34 K. Will Smith (Gulf Coast), 65, 215 (7/10/89), LHP, Omaha (Neb.) Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals), Triple-A Pacific Coast League — 13 G, 10 GS, 4-3, 3.06 ERA, 61.2 IP, 58 H, 23 R, 21 ER, 19 BB, 68 K. Statistics with the Kansas City Royals, MLB American League — 1 G, 1 GS, 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 4 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K. Austin Wright (Chipola, Mississippi), 6-4, 235 (9/26/89), LHP, Reading (Pa.) Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies), Double-A Eastern League — 7 G, 7 GS, 1-3, 9.12 ERA, 25.2 IP, 26 H, 26 R, 26 ER, 26 BB, 23 K. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of other area players now playing pro baseball is asked to call The News Herald at (850) 747-5065 or e-mail bmilner@

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Garden Club takes on marker project BONIFAY — Each 4th of July we celebrate our freedom. Members of the Bonifay Garden Club, Peggy La Plante, Eileen Wright, DiAnn Shores, Susan Pittman, Carla Templeton, and Garden Club President, Adonna Bartlett, took on project to spruce up the garden around the Blue Star Memorial marker, located on Hwy 90. Jack Marell, Superintendent with City of Bonifay has been very instrumental in helping with the project. The Memorial honors those who have served and are currently serving in the military, to help protect our freedom. From our first troops who fought to help America gain independence from England in the 1700s, to our present-day troops serving. “We appreciate the sacrifices our military make to help keep us, a free, democratic country.� Adonna Bartlett,

President of the Bonifay Garden Club said, “with the placement of this Blue Star Memorial Marker and the added attention to the garden around the marker, we hope, will help to increase awareness of the Memorial and of the importance it plays to our military who play a role in defending our country and our rights as a democratic nation.� The garden club most recently added knock- out roses, purple lantana and a mix of other annuals and perennials. Along with the existing Natchez white crape myrtles the color tapestry will be colors of red, white and blue. National Garden Clubs, Inc. has placed Blue Star Markers� in all 50 states to honor our armed forces. These markers are metal plaques that have a blue star at the top and the words “A Tribute to the Armed Forces of America� inscribed below the star. All honor is due them, who defend us from aggression, and help preserve our freedom.

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plantings across America� in honor of our troops. “While we go about our daily lives or while we sleep, the men and women of the Armed Forces fly our skies, sail our seas and guard our shores, ensuring our safety. They stand ready at a moments notice to defend our Country. We must not forget them, and we do not. We remember with every step of the Honor Guard at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We remember with every drumbeat on the Fourth of July. We pledge allegiance to our flag and We remember. At the sound of Reveille, we remember, and as the last lingering note of Taps resounds in the distance, we remember. The Blue Star marker is dedicated to the honor and glory of all those men and women who have served, are now serving and will serve in the armed forces of this great nation. This marker stands as a symbol for — ‘All to see, lest we forget, those who help to keep us free.’ � Adonna Bartlet, said,

CHIPLEY — Leverage is dividing up work to get greater results — and leverage is a tool the average small business owner can use in his own working life, said certified business coach Mark Raciappa. Raciappa is a business coach with ActionCOACH of Tallahassee, and he was the guest speaker at Thursday’s Washington County Chamber of Commerce meeting. Small business owners tend to work harder and longer hours than most people, and they also tend to work more than their employees, Raciappa said. Having employees to whom tasks can be delegated can go a long way toward improving the quality of life for a business owner or supervisor. “There are a lot of definitions of success, but health and happiness are two of the most important,� Raciappa

said. Dividing up work not only multiplies the results, it frees up the business owner or supervisor to have free time to enjoy life. “When you reach a milestone, even a small one, you should celebrate it,� Raciappa said. That goes for business as well as life, and while supervisors may be quick to compliment or praise an employee, they should also be able to commend themselves on a job well done.� Raciappa will present a seminar for Chamber members from 9 to 11 a.m. July 17 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital Specialty Center, and attendance is free for members. One of the topics will be Raciappa’s SYSTEM, an acronym for Saving You Stress Time Energy and Money. “Leverage is all about SYSTEM,� Raciappa said. The program is based on Bradley Sugars’ book “Instant Systems,� which “educates entrepreneurs on the benefits of systemizing work processes within their businesses so

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“Because of increased U.S. military activity during the last few years, garden clubs throughout the nation have added more Blue Star Markers to show our troops we support their efforts and appreciate their sacrifices. This program has been active through the years — a fitting tribute always and especially now. To date, over 3,000 markers have been placed by garden clubs throughout the U.S. The Bonifay Garden Club has been in active membership since 1951, coming to the close of their 62nd year of continuous membership. The club meets September through May on the second Friday of each month. Interesting programs and pilgrimages are scheduled throughout the year. The club has sponsored beautification efforts throughout the city. For more information on the club and its activities, email Adonna Bartlett, incoming president at adonna.

that the enterprises can function without the direct interference of the business owner,� according to the website Sugars is a business coach, author and CEO of ActionCOACH, which is “the world’s number one business and executive coaching firm — home to more than 1,000 offices in 26 countries,� according to the website. “Focus on making one improvement in your life a week,� Raciappa said. “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. If you make one goal a week, even a small one, and you do that every week, there’s no limit to how far you can go. You’ll be amazed.� Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett also invited members from Holmes and Jackson County chambers to attend the seminar. “We need to be more interactive and support each others’ events,� Everett said. Call the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 638-4157 to register for the seminar.

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“Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) “Thousand Island” dressing was named for the islands of which river? Niagara, Ohio, St. Lawrence, Mackenzie 2) What’s the biggest city in the largest-sized geographical state? New York, Dallas, Anchorage, Los Angeles 3) Of these actresses, who was not born in California? Lisa Kudrow, Kirsten Dunst, Helen Hunt, Teri Hatcher 4) Per capita, from where are the most chicken-eaters? Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Saudi Arabia 5) What are a rattlesnake’s belly scales called? Scutes, Scuds, Skits, Scowls 6) How many times does the earth go around the sun yearly? 1, 7, 24, 365 7) Who was the first U.S. president to pardon a dog? Monroe, Tyler, Harding, LBJ 8) What means to talk through your nose? Snoach, Lute, Noose, Aedicule 9) Churchill Downs is a horseracing track in Kentucky, but where is Pimlico, another track? Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Maryland 10) Of these actors who was not born in California? Robert Duvall, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Costner, James Cromwell 11) What’s the average time lapse in hours between high and low tides on Earth? 2, 4, 6, 8 12) Near which country’s town of Jerez does Sherry (wine) originate? Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru


Local children followed the adventures of a married couple as they vacationed to Florida only find themselves in adventures reliving the history of Florida during the Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth’s production held at the Holmes County Public Library on June 20.

Living history Children celebrate Viva Florida with Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Children were entertained, educated and participated in the adventures of a married couple visiting Florida on vacation in a production presented by the Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth in honor of Viva Florida, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida, which was held at the Holmes County Public Library during its third week of their summer reading program on June 20. The scene was on a beach in Florida, and as this vacationing couple tried to get ready to enjoy the beach, they came upon a treasure chest filled with ancient artifacts that when worn would transform them into famous characters who were important in the history of the discovery and establishment of Florida. Children of all ages were pulled into participating in song and role as the history of Florida was played out for them on stage. “I thought it was absolutely the most amazing show we’ve had in years,” assistant director Ann Leavins said. “The children loved it. Both the younger and the older children were enthralled from beginning to end because it was both historical and fun.” Leavins said the husband and wife duo have had the business of the Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth for more than 16 years and were called on by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs to develop this program especially for Viva Florida. “They write their own scripts and do over a year of research before ever putting on a production,” Leavins said. “I was amazed about how much I learned about Florida. Like for instance, I thought St. Augustine was the oldest settlement in Florida and come to find out it’s the oldest surviving settlement in Florida. Even the story about where the legend of Pocahontas came from was a first for me, and I enjoyed every minute of it.”

After placing Juan Ponce de Leon’s helmet on his head, the husband of the vacationing couple turned into Juan Ponce de Leon, who spoke of his many adventures and his search for gold. The couple was able to learn of Ponce de Leon’s adventures as an explorer after finding a scrap book of Florida’s history and the helmet of Juan Ponce de León.

13) What are the rotating blades on a windmill called? Primers, Sails, Grubs, Leaves 14) Where did pajamas originate? India, Panama, Ireland, Egypt ANSWERS 1) St. Lawrence. 2) Anchorage. 3) Kirsten Dunst. 4) Saudi Arabia. 5) Scutes. 6) 1. 7) Harding. 8) Snoach. 9) Maryland. 10) Jack Nicholson. 11) 6. 12) Spain. 13) Sails. 14) India.

Left: After picking up a magical musical instrument, both the husband and wife were turned into sailors in search of new discoveries, bringing the children into song and dance as they sailed the seas. Right: After putting on a shell necklace, the wife of the vacationing

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Local mother and daughter donate hair By CECILIA SPEARS

Paula Kindelspire and her daughter Jayla recently donated 10 inches of hair to Wigs 4 Kids with the help of their local hairstylist Jackie Wilkinson.

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT PONCE de LEON — Paula and Jayla Kindelspire, a motherdaughter duo, donated 10 inches of hair to Wigs 4 Kids, a non-profit organization that helps children and young adults, ages 3-18, who are experiencing hair loss because of cancer treatment and other related causes. “We’d looked into organizations like Locks of Love, but my daughter wanted to help children specifically,� Paula said. “We searched and searched until we came upon Wigs 4 Kids and just knew that this was the organization we wanted to help with our donation of hair.� She said they then went to their hairstylist, Jackie Wilkinson at Hair by Jackie in Sneads, and her stylist not only cut their hair for free but also styled it and contributed a donation of hair to be sent with the hair the Kindelspires were sending to Wigs 4 Kids. “It was a good feeling knowing that we were giving to children in need,� Paula said. “I’m also very proud of my daughter, who was so adamant about helping other children.� For more information on Wigs 4 Kids, visit its website at www.


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Special to Extra Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathon A. McLean has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic

combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. McLean is the grandson of Doris Davis and nephew of Dinah Miller, both of Westville.


Pages celebrate 54 years John and Ruth Page of Bonifay celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on June 7. They were married on June 7, 1959. The couple has one daughter, Kathy Page of California.


Debbie Kolmetz presented the Holly Kolmetz Memorial Scholarship to graduates from Bethlehem and Ponce de Leon High Schools during graduation. The recipient at Bethlehem High was Kelby Merchant (above), and the recipient at Ponce de Leon High was Baylee Sweat (right). The recipients received $1,500 toward furthering their education at college or vocational school.



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Pet therapy in nursing homes: Assisted living may never be the same When the time comes for a family member to move into a nursing home or retirement community, many worry their loved ones will begin to feel lonely and PET TALK unneeded as time goes by. Fortunately, thanks to people such as Kit Darling and Dr. Karen Snowden and their work with organizations like Aggieland Pets With A Purpose, many elderly residents are getting the chance to experience the

unconditional love of a pet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People in nursing homes usually face a lot of physical challenges, and having a pet live with them is not an option,â&#x20AC;? said Kit Darling, infection control coordinator at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science (CVM). â&#x20AC;&#x153;But many nursing homes now will allow personal pets to visit or may schedule pet visits with an animal-assisted therapy group.â&#x20AC;? Aggieland Pets With A Purpose, or APWAP, is a non-profit animal-assisted therapy organization. APWAP members and their pets, usually dogs or cats,

visit assisted-living and nursing home facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is always very rewarding to see a person smile or talk about their pets when one of my APWAP-certified dogs like Dexter or Daschle visits a nursing home facility,â&#x20AC;? Darling said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Each animal involved in APWAP has passed a temperament test and receives regular veterinary care with parasite control and vaccinations in order to be a part of the program,â&#x20AC;? Darling said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is also important for the animals that visit to be healthy and clean, so all of our animals have a bath within 24 hours prior to a visit, including

having their nails filed and ears cleaned.â&#x20AC;? Some retirement communities and assistedliving facilities allow their residents to have pets live with them. In these communities, the residents usually have an apartment and must be physically able to care for their petâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily needs. The pet must also be friendly toward other people and animals and should have regular visits with its veterinarian to ensure it is healthy. There may also be restrictions on the type and size of pets allowed depending on the facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having a pet can

be greatly beneficial to the health of the older population,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Karen Snowden, professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science (CVM). â&#x20AC;&#x153;A pet can provide companionship and social opportunities for the elderly population, as well as physical, psychological and emotional health benefits.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;After children are grown and maybe a spouse has passed, a person may feel isolated and inessential,â&#x20AC;? Snowden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having to care for a pet provides a sense of need, and having regular interactions with a pet has shown to lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, increase physical activity and enhance social opportunities.â&#x20AC;?

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BES students enjoy summer learning at WINGS By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As the Bonifay Elementary School students continue their education with the summer learning program known as Winners Growing Strong, the students gathered around for a demonstration of â&#x20AC;&#x153;worm fiddlingâ&#x20AC;? on June 18. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The theme this year is Making Sense of Bugs and Slugs,â&#x20AC;? BES assistant principal Phillip Byrd said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is project-based learning with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities that relate to using our five senses to understand bugs and slugs.â&#x20AC;? Byrd said this theme is used in every subject of study. BES students also participated in sports activities at the Bonifay Middle School gym, learning the importance of teamwork, courtesy and other qualities found in organized group conduct. More photos are available online at


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It was a Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law kind of week

Faith EVENTS Donnie Swaggart to be in Marianna MARIANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donnie Swaggart, Pastor and Evangelist will be holding services at 7 p.m. on June 28 and June 29 and at 10 a.m. on June 30 at the National Guard Armory in Marianna. This is a free event. Doors will open one hour before service time. For more information, call 209-9365 or email

New Bethany Fifth Sunday Sing VERNON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; New Bethany Assembly of God will be holding a Fifth Sunday Sing on June 30. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m. The church is at Hinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossroads in Vernon. For more information, call Brother Leon Jenkins at 773-3003.

The Maharreys CARYVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Maharreys will be performing at Harris Chapel Holiness Church at 7 p.m. on July 3. The church is eight miles north of Caryville on Highway 179.

Fortnight for Freedom BONIFAY â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Knights of Columbus, Council 10513, Infant of Prague, will sponsor a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fortnight for Freedomâ&#x20AC;? as requested by the American Conference of Bishops. We will have one hour set aside every evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. from June 21 to July 4 at Blessed Trinity Church in Bonifay. Our Christian principles are under attack from the secular world we live in. One person or an army of people cannot reverse this trend. But God can. We need for God to intervene and help us in our cause for religious liberty. Everyone is welcome to join us. If this is inconvenient then remember or efforts in your home or even organize a similar prayer time in your church. If you have any further questions, contact Bob Scholl at 849-2079 or 326-6225.

I am not what you would call a superstitious person (knock on wood). I am a realist in a modified definition of that word, and I usually take things as they come. My past week, however, DR. JAMES was an open L. SNYDER commentary Out to Pastor on Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law. Offhand, I am not quite sure who came up with this concept, but they must have had a week somewhat like my week this past week. If I had it within me, I would establish Snyderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law, which simply stated means what can go right will go right. Then all would be right with the world. Well, except for those who are left-handed. It all started Monday morning when I had an early morning meeting. I meant to set my alarm clock for 6 a.m., but for some reason I set it for 6 p.m. and overslept. Have you ever noticed when you are 15 minutes late in the morning the day ends up being 90 minutes late? Do not ask me how that happens. Ask Murphy. In the mail, I got a notice from the bank that I was overdrawn, and they were charging me an insufficient fund fee. Well, I was furious. After all, I know how to add and subtract and I know how to take care of my bank account. I was about ready to call them and give them a piece of my mind when I noticed, how it happened I

will never know, I forgot to include two checks I had written last week. I hate when that happens. My whole checkbook is now screwed up. I think it might be easier for me just to close my account and start all over again. It was Tuesday but I had to go across town and endure all that traffic. It is not my favorite place to drive, I will tell you right now. Just as I turned onto a street, my engine sputtered a little bit. Then, much to my chagrin, the engine stopped completely. I hate when that happens. I turned the key several times and then, I do not know why I did it, but I glanced at the gas gauge and the arrow was pointing way beyond the E. My gas tank was about as empty as my bank account. It is bad to run out of gas, but the worst thing for me about running out of gas is calling the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and asking her for help. I would walk 100 miles not to tell her I am out of gas. She always comes and bails me out. However, for the next six months I am reminded and reminded and reminded to put gas in my tank. Thursday also had its issues. My wife wanted me to go to the store and pick up something and for some reason, I cannot remember it now, I used her car. Maybe it was because I did not want to run out of gas! I got to the store, paid for my purchase, came out and tried finding my truck. I walked up and down and my truck was nowhere in

â&#x20AC;&#x153;... Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.â&#x20AC;? Psalm 30:5 KJV

sight. The only thing I could think of at the time was that somebody had stolen my truck. I thought about calling the police, and then I thought better and decided I would call my wife first. You know what it is like when your wife hears something secondhand. And so I called her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find my truck,â&#x20AC;? I said trying to keep my voice as calm as possible not to get her upset, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think somebody stole it. Should I call the police?â&#x20AC;? Silence on the phone. Then I heard her say in a very calm voice, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoever stole your truck parked it in our driveway.â&#x20AC;? I then remembered I was driving her car. I tried to chuckle within, but I knew that this incident would hang in our house for months to come and I have Mr. Murphy to thank for that. It was such a horrific week, and I was so deep in trouble with my Better Half, I decided to take her out Friday night for a nice meal on the town. I took her to her favorite restaurant, and we ordered our supper, then set back and kind of sighed the week away. Maybe all that could go wrong has gone wrong, and the week was about to turn around.



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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Washington County News | Holmes County Times-Advertiser | B5

Obituaries Peggy Ann and Terry Foust of Pettis, 70, of DeFuniak Springs; Wausau, passed three daughters, away Thursday, Teresa Weathers June 20, 2013, and husband Mike in the Jackson of Wausau, Evelyn Hospital in P. Turnage of Marianna. Peggy Wausau and Naomi PEGGY A. was born Sept. 7, E. Canoy and PETTIS 1942, in Washington husband Thomas of County, to the Wausau; one sister, late Dewey and Naomi Ruth Fielding of Chipley; Inez (Shumaker) Parker. nine grandchildren and six She had been a life- long great grandchildren. resident of Washington The family received County and was a friends Sunday evening, member of the Wausau June 23, 2013, from 5 to Assembly of God Church 7 p.m., at Brown Funeral in Wausau. Peggy loved Home, Brickyard Road her family, especially her chapel. Funeral services grandchildren and great were Monday, June 24, grandchildren as well as 2013, at 10 a.m., in the fishing. Wausau Assembly of God In addition to Church with the Rev. her parents, she is Danny Burns and the Rev. predeceased by her Danny Jackson officiating. husband of 47 years, Ross Interment followed in Pettis. Barfield Cemetery in Survivors include three Wausau. Friends and sons, Robert Earl Pettis of family may sign the online Wausau, Danny Foust and register at www.brownfh. wife Sheryl of Pensacola, net.

Thomas E. Snellgrove, III Thomas Elias Snellgrove III, 69, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2013. Thomas was born March 26, 1944 in Dothan, Ala., to the late William Thomas Snellgrove and Daisy Gwynes. He is a lifelong resident of the Marianna area and worked as a Maintenance Inspector for the State of Florida. Thomas is survived by his wife, Robin Snellgrove; two daughters, Misty Watson and husband Kevin of Bonifay and Sherie

Haygood of Graceville; six grandchildren, Dustin Haygood, Jayci Haygood, Lane Watson, Camrie Conner, Kylie Jackson and Kaleb Jackson and one sister, Maureen Utter of Greenwood. A Graveside service was held Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Noma Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Welch and the Rev. Wendell Bell officiating. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at

Renne G. McDougald Mrs. Renne G. McDougald, 60, of Chipley, passed away in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital on June 15. She was a native of Bay Shore, NY, and resided in Chipley a large number of years. She was a CAN and a LPN. Survivors include her loving husband, Jeronnie McDougald; two children, Wendy Byrd and Lance Simmons; two grandchildren, Elijah and Emaani; siblings, Debra, Kimberly, Ralph, Dollie,

Elaine, Eileen and Jill (deceased and many other relatives and friends. A memorial services was at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Witnesses in Chipley, with Brother John Brown officiating. Memorialization was by cremation. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday June 21, at the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley directing.

Alfred L. Vetzel, Jr. Alfred L. Vetzel Jr., 74, of Brooksville, passed away June 18, 2013. He is survived by his wife Bobbie; two daughters, and their spouses; four grandchildren; one sister, and four step-siblings. Memorial service was

held on Saturday June 22, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m., with Service to commence at 3 p.m. at the Brooksville Chapel Brewer & Sons Funeral Home. See full obituary at www. to leave your condolences.

Amy R. Owens Amy Rachel Owens, 22, passed away Sunday June 16, 2013, in Santa Rosa County. Amy was born May 16, 1991, in Panama City, to John Stanley Owens and Cynthia Lee Baxley Owens. Her home was Bonifay. Amy was a member of First United Methodist and baptized November 10, 1991. She was a member of Holmes County High School Class of 2009. Amy loved music, playing piano and singing. She enjoyed the outdoors, swimming and fishing, especially with her favorite fishing buddy Dustin Davis. Amy loved to laugh and laughing was easy in her company. Amy was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Harvey D. Baxley Sr.; uncle, Harvey D. Baxley Jr.; uncle, Craig Baxley; uncle, Jim Brande, and cousin, Jason Brande. Amy is survived by father and mother, Stanley Owens and

Carleth E. Taylor Carleth Edward â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Taylor, 87, of Bonifay, died June 22, 2013. Funeral services were held, June 25, 2013 at Peel Funeral Home Chapel with interment in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery. Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


death by her husband, Martin Luther Trammell; two sisters, Lillie Robbins and Dovie Roland and one brother, Will Morrell. She is survived by her daughter, Rosa Mae Price of Geneva, Ala.; two grandchildren, Todd Price of Troy, Ala., and Caldon Price and wife, Tracy of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and great grandson, Riley Cameron Price of

Cynthia Lee Baxley Owens; sister, Amber Nicole Leeann Owens; maternal grandmother, Joan Baxley; paternal grandparents, John D. Owens and Imogene Everitt Owens; uncle, Joey Baxley and Aunt Lynn and Cousins Jojo and Patrick; uncle, Chris Baxley and Cousins Brittany and Brigham; uncle, Phillip Shores and aunt Sabra and cousins Bethany and Bryon; uncle, Dan Tracy and Aunt Sheila, cousins Ambers and Crystal Brande Carter and uncle, Jake Swindle and cousins Jacob and John. Funeral services were at 4 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Bonifay with the Rev. Dan Godwin and speaker Mallory Parrish officiating. Honorary contributions may be given to The Lovelady Center 7916 2nd Ave South Birmingham, Al 35206.

Norman Abbott, 51, of Chipley, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was of the Baptist faith and had lived in Chipley since 1976, moving here from Garden Grove, Calif. Norman was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed spending time on his computer. He was born on June 22, 1961, in Oakland, Calif., to Hughey and Shirley Abbott. He is preceded in death by his father, Hughey Garfield Abbott; paternal grandparents, Hughey and Beatrice Abbott; maternal grandparents, Norman Moll and Jewel Cutright Moll and step-grandmother Ann. Survivors include his loving wife, Stacie Abbott of Chipley; mother, Shirley

She also had a passion for mission work and was active in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Missionary Union. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her

Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Midway United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends prior to the service on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.

(1000 Chemstrad Rd., Cantonment, FL 32533) or Mt. Olive Baptist Church (c/o Paul Strickland, 1945 Whitehead Road, Bonifay, FL 32425).

Ann Abbott of Chipley; sons, Dylan Abbott of Bonifay and Jeremy Abbott of Chipley; stepchildren, Sharon Davis of Chipley and William Davis of Calif.; brothers, Todd Abbott and wife Ginger of Chipley and Gary Abbott and wife Tammy of Graceville; sister, Kimberly Ann Pate and husband Alfred of Chipley and granddaughter Kay Davis. Services for Norman were on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10 a.m., in the First Free Will Baptist Church of Chipley with the Rev. Ben Hull officiating. Interment followed in Glenwood Cemetery, Chipley. Visitation was on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Marianna Chapel Funeral Home.

James A. Yates, Jr.

Mr. James Archie Yates, Jr., age 48, of Campbellton, died June 16, 2013, after a short illness. Mr. Yates was born Dec. 14, 1964, in Bonifay. His family lived in Thelma H. Phillips Vernon, until 1975 before settling in Cottondale. Mr. Thelma Hewett husband of 57 Yates was a farmhand and Phillips, 92, of years; her parents; beekeeper throughout his Bonifay, went two brothers, Lee life. home to be with Hewett and Joseph Mr. Yates is her Lord and Hewett and three predeceased by his father, Savior on Monday, sisters, her twin James Archie Yates, Sr. June 10, 2013. She Velma Padgett, and a brother, James Allen passed away at Edna Phillips, and Yates. THELMA H. the home of her Loyce Hicks. He is survived by his PHILLIPS daughter Carolyn She is survived wife, Tammy Catron Cooley, surrounded by four daughters Yates of Campbellton; his by family. Mrs. Phillips and sons-in-law, Altha and mother, JoAnn Reeder was born Nov. 11, 1920, to Simon Curry of Bonifay, Yates of Marianna; one Marion Celonia Hewett Carolyn and Jerry Cooley sister, Kathy and Rusty and Susan Ann Flowers of Bonifay, Joy and Dr. Holmes; niece, Brittany Hewett in Westville. She Jerry Galloway of Geneva, Holmes Wilkins and Josh; graduated from Holmes Ala., and Sue and Tim nephews, Tommy Holmes County High School in Markham of Gulf Breeze; and Bobby Holmes all of 1940 and shortly after grandchildren, Greg married Clarence Gable Curry, Scott (Christi) Glen D. Phillips. The couple Curry, Simona (Steve) Gunnery Sergeant initially settled in Virginia Mayo, Anthony (Rachel) (retired U. S. Marine) Glen but returned to Holmes Cooley, Amy (Joe) Frix, D. Pickron, 70, of Noma County after seven years. Jared Galloway and passed away Tuesday, Mrs. Phillips looked after Brandi Markham and June 18, 2013, at his their home and in the great-grandchildren, residence following an spring worked with her Sabre (Steve) Vassallo, husband at their family Skyler Mayo, Austin, Zach, extended illness. Glen was business, Holmes County Clayton, and Caleb Cooley born Nov. 10, 1938, to the late Thomas and Leonia Milling Company in and Phillip Curry. Williams Pickron. After Bonifay. She was a devout Funeral services were 19 years of service in the Christian, a Bible scholar, Friday, June 14, 2013, at U.S. Marine Corp, Glen and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;prayer warriorâ&#x20AC;? for Mt. Olive Baptist Church retired in August of 1975. her family and community. in Bonifay with the Rev. During his military career She was a great influence Eddie Eaton officiating. on her children and Mrs. Phillips was then laid he served two tours in grandchildren as she to rest beside her husband Vietnam receiving several medals including a Purple shared her faith with in the Mt. Olive Baptist Heart. He was a member them through her godly Cemetery. Pallbearers of the VFW. example. She was a were Greg Curry, Scott Survived by his beloved faithful member of Mt. Curry, Anthony Cooley, wife, Donna Jo Pickron, Olive Baptist Church for 66 Jared Galloway, Steve Noma; children, Glen years and loved teaching Mayo, and Joe Frix. Allen Pickron, Glenda Sue children through Sunday Memorial donations may Croft, Theresa Ann Taylor, school classes, Sunbeams, be made to the Florida Graceville, Leigh Ann and Girls Ambassadors. Baptist Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home

Nancy M. Trammell Mrs. Nancy M. Trammell of Westville, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013. She was 90. Mrs. Trammell was born in Washington County, on Sept. 15, 1922. Prior to her retirement she was a textile worker for many years at the Geneva Cotton Mill. She also worked on the farm and loved gardening. She was preceded in

Norman Abbott

Marianna; one brother, Keith Yates; niece Brandy Yates; nephews, Justin Yates and Josh Yates all of Graceville; special friends the Villeda family and Macalister/Waddell families of Campbellton. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Arlester Macalister and Speaker Lamont Ennis officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Emerald Coast, 4374 Lafayette Street, Marianna, FL 32447.

Pickron Mayberry, and Deanna Michelle Humphries, Jasper, Ala.; brother, Jay Frank Pickron; sister, EulaMae Pickron, Geneva, Ala.; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren with one on the way and close friend John Seay, Slocomb, Ala. Graveside service were at 10 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2013, at Noma Cemetery with Bro. Raymond Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn officiating, with Military honors by the U.S. Marine Corp, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. Expressions of sympathy can be made at http://www.

Pamela M. Ugas

Pamela Mae Ugas, 47, of Bonifay died June 23, 2013. A memorial service will be held June 29, 2013

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New publisher named for Northwest Florida Daily News, weeklies From Staff Reports

dia Group, which also owns the Shelby Star. “We looked Skip Foster, a veteran across the country and publisher and Florida na- found that the best candidate was one of our tive, will be the next own. publisher of the “He has a provNorthwest Florida en track record of Daily News and not just leading oversee weekly award-winning newspapers in newspapers, but Milton, Crestview, of making a newsDestin and Walton County. SKIP FOSTER paper — and himself — an integral Friday morning’s announcement followed a part of the community it nearly two-month search serves.” Before assuming the that drew candidates from across the country and end- publisher’s role at the Sheled with the hiring of Foster, by Star, Foster served as its publisher of the Shelby Star editor for 10 years. During in Cleveland County, N.C., that time it was part of the chain of newspapers that since 2007. “I’m excited,” said Rog- included the Northwest er Quinn, central regional Florida Daily News, giving publisher for Halifax Me- him familiarity with the

“unbelievable” beauty of the region and its newspapers. “I am honored to lead such a tremendous team in this growing and vibrant market,” Foster said. “No one provides better content and better marketing solutions than The Daily News. “I can’t wait to get to know this community,” he continued. “My favorite part of being publisher is connecting the newspaper with readers, businesses and organizations in the markets we serve.” Foster leaves a legacy of community involvement in Shelby. Just this month, he was awarded the H. Eugene LeGrand Lifetime Achievement award from the Unit-

Washington, Holmes Counties thank Florida leaders for working to end the R-word in Florida CHIPLEY — Self-advocates in Washington-Holmes Counties are thanking Gov. Rick Scott for signing Senate Bill 142, the Intellectual Disabilities Bill, into law last week in Tallahassee. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the Florida Legislature in April, removes the phrase “mental retardation” from state statutes and replaces it with “intellectual disabilities.” The changes take effect on July 1. The Arc of Washington-Holmes and The Arc of Florida, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, spent three years work-

ing to pass the Intellectual Disabilities Bill. Senate Bill 142 was sponsored by Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne.) The House version of the bill, House Bill 1119, was sponsored by Rep. Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina Beach.) “Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature are to be commended for taking a stand against the R-word,” said Sandy Pritchard, executive director of Arc of Washington-Holmes Counties and board member of The Arc of Florida. “This is a significant step forward in the fight to end bullying against people with intellectual disabilities.” “Mental retardation” was once considered a valid medical term, but over the years, it was twisted into a hurtful slang word

that promotes negative stereotypes of people with intellectual disabilities. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and American Psychiatric Association changed their official diagnoses from “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability.” Federal health, education and labor policy statutes were changed in 2010 when Congress unanimously passed and President Obama signed “Rosa’s Law.” The Social Security Administration recently announced its intent to make the change to its official “Listing of Impairments.” For more information on the End the R-word in Florida campaign, visit

annual event, more than 200 volunteers signed commitment cards to help one of the more than 50 agencies that help children. Foster has also served on the board of the Cleveland County Chamber and the legislative committee of the N.C. Press Association. He has served two stints on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and is a member of the Shelby Rotary Club. At The Star, he helped launch and sustain a content innovation project that earned the paper international attention. In 2007, Foster was invited to speak in Paris, France, about The Star’s forays into multimedia journalism. Foster was a 2002

Ethics Fellow with the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and helped write Poynter’s “Journalism without Scandal” report in 2003. A native of Lakeland, Foster began his career as a sports writer in Hickory, N.C., in 1988, after graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He moved to The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, N.C., in 1989 and eventually was promoted to managing editor. Foster is married to District Court Judge Anna F. (Dina) Foster, who will be resigning her seat to relocate to the panhandle. They have three children: Mary Frances, 18; Matthew, 15; and Will, 11.

Community CALENDAR Library hours Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed 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


Holmes County Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-noon Sunday: Closed

10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; reservations, call 638-6217. Washington County Library Donations accepted. Monday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Tuesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (SADVP) hosts a domestic Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. violence support group at Saturday: Closed the SADVP Rural Outreach Sunday: Closed office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Vernon Library Call Emma or Jess at Monday: Closed 415-5999. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed TUESDAY Friday: 10 a.m. -3 p.m. 8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed 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.

Community EVENTS Hospice ‘Meet-N-Eat’ MARIANNA — Gino Mayo, Chaplain of Emerald Coast Hospice, will be holding a “Meet-N-Eat” at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Emerald Coast Hospice Office in Marianna, located at 4374 Lafayette St, Marianna, FL 32446. Ernie Gray, Chaplain, will also be hosting this event in our Chipley office on the same day at the same time located at 1330 South Blvd in Chipley. The purpose of this luncheon is to offer education and bereavement support for any individual in the community suffering a loss. This is open to the public. Emerald Coast Hospice is a not-for profit organization serving patients in the Jackson, Calhoun, Holmes, and Washington County areas. Individuals interested in

attending are encouraged to call ahead at (850)5263577, or (850)638-8787.

VHS Class of 1978 VERNON — Vernon High School graduating class of 1978 will be meeting to begin making plans for their 35th Class Reunion, at 6 p.m. on June 29, at Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church fellowship hall located across from Vernon Elementary School. For more information call Jody Calloway Bush at 535-0003.

‘Dig Into Reading’ CHIPLEY — Join Mrs. Zedra at the Washington County Library this summer for the program, “Dig Into Reading.” The Chipley Branch will hold the program for Pre-K to second grades at 10:30 a.m. and third to

eighth grades at 3 p.m. on June 27. The Sam Mitchell Branch will host the program on July 2. The Sunny Hills Branch will host the program on June 26. Week one will be titled Just Dig It-Burrowing In. There is a whole world right under your feet that awaits investigation. Week two will be titled Dig Into the Past-Let’s Rock. Participants will read boos about dinosaurs, play games, do crafts and have a ‘rockin good time. Week three will be titled Digging for Treasure. You never have to dig very deep to find trouble if you’re looking for it (and sometimes even if your now). What’s below the surface of the water? Mermaids? Shipwrecks? Sharks? Come to the summer reading program and find out.

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ed Way of Cleveland County. He was also named most outstanding volunteer on the 2007 United Way campaign and the 2010 volunteer of the year for the organization. In 2009, Foster founded “Connect, Commit to Change,” a community event which brings together two groups: agencies which help children and new volunteers. The effort was launched in the wake of a shooting death in Shelby, after which a Star reporter heard a young child matter-of-factly ask “Who got killed?” Foster wrote a column asking the community to commit to doing more for the community’s children. A board was formed and last year, during the now-

Mildred years, retiring Howell from Barnett Bank Johnson, 84, of in Jacksonville. Jacksonville, She enjoyed passed away making a gracious peacefully on home, collecting Wednesday, antiques and had June 12, 2013, a flair for always MILDRED H. looking stylish. In at St. Vincent’s JOHNSON Medical Center retirement, she in Jacksonville. especially enjoyed Mildred was born on reuniting yearly with Aug. 8, 1928, in Bonifay college friends, Mary, to the late Houston and Alice, Marjorie and sis Mae Howell. Mildred Evelyn at Mary’s North graduated from Holmes Carolina mountain home. County High School and She was preceded attended Florida State in death by husband, University. She played Eugene S. Johnson, flute in her high school Jr.; newborn, Marylynn band and later in the Johnson; brothers, FSU Marching Chiefs Houston Howell, Jr. band and the university and Dr. Ralph (Danny) symphony orchestra. Howell. She worked as an She is survived by accountant for many her daughter, Paula

Fisk of Jacksonville; granddaughter, Lindsay Dunivant of Gulf Breeze; step-daughter, Linda Hemphill of Jacksonville; sister, Evelyn Overman of Panama City; niece, Cheryl Overman (Bill Sedgwick), and nephews, Robert Lee (Debbie), Mark (Donna), Chris and Bruce Overman. A memorial service will be at the Howell Burial Plot, Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4255 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, Fl., 32257, or the charity of your choice.

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Hospice ‘Meet-N-Eat’ MARIANNA — Gino Mayo, Chaplain of Emerald Coast Hospice, will be holding a “Meet-N-Eat” at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Emerald Coast Hospice Office in Marianna, 4374 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446. Ernie Gray, Chaplain, will also be hosting this event in our Chipley office on the same day at the same time located at 1330 South Blvd. in Chipley. The purpose of this luncheon is to offer education and bereavement support for any individual in the community suffering a loss. This is open to the public. Emerald Coast Hospice is a notfor-profit organization serving patients in Jackson, Calhoun, Holmes, and Washington counties. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to call ahead at 526-3577 or 638-8787.

VHS Class of 1978 VERNON — Vernon High School graduating class of 1978 will be meeting to begin making plans for its 35th Class Reunion at 6 p.m. on June 29 at Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church fellowship hall, across from Vernon Elementary School. For more information, call Jody Calloway Bush at 535-0003.

‘Dig Into Reading’ CHIPLEY — Join Mrs. Zedra at the Washington County Library this summer for the program, “Dig Into Reading.” The Chipley Branch will hold the program for Pre-K to second grades at 10:30 a.m. and third to eighth grades at 3 p.m. on June 27. The Sam Mitchell Branch will host the program on July 2. The Sunny Hills Branch will host the program on June 26. Week one will be titled Just Dig ItBurrowing In. There is a whole world right under your feet that awaits investigation. Week two will be titled Dig Into the Past-Let’s Rock. Participants will read books about dinosaurs, play games, do crafts and have a rockin’ good time. Week three will be titled “Digging for Treasure.” You never have to dig very deep to find trouble if you’re looking for it. What’s below the surface of the water? Mermaids? Shipwrecks? Sharks? Come to the summer reading program and find out.

6-3266 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 67-12-CA-374 THE BANK OF BONIFAY, a division of FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, a Banking corporation organized under the laws of the United States of America, f/k/a FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, v. RAYMOND AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased, the Estate of RAYMOND AUSTIN; and SADIE AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased, the Estate of SADIE AUSTIN, the decedents’ unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors of deceased persons, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all 

unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above-named or described defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands and property hereinafter described, MAXINE JOHNSON RADFORD, and VIRGINIA P. ANDERS, a/k/a VIRGINIA PAULINE ANDERS a/k/a PAULA ANDERS, ET AL, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: R A Y M O N D AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased, the Estate of RAYMOND AUSTIN; and SADIE AUSTIN, if alive and if deceased; the Estate of SADIE AUSTIN; the decedents’ unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors of deceased persons, and all other

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Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9-11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food TUESDAY Distribution every third 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) Library, Chipley Branch 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Money 8-10 a.m.: Church Sense at Goodwill Career Fellowship Breakfasts at Training Center; call 638-0093; Around the Corner Grill. every third Thursday Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Breakfast provided. All 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Monday: Closed denominations welcome. Council on Aging provides hot Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. meals and socialization. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon on Aging (Chipley) senior on Aging (Chipley) senior Sunday: Closed lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Washington County Library Noon: Chipley Kiwanis 11 a.m.: Care Givers (Chipley) Club meeting. Support group meets third Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Noon: Alcoholics Thursdays at the First Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anonymous open meeting, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Life Assembly Fellowship Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hall, Chipley. Noon: Alcoholics Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Anonymous open meeting at Saturday: Closed Catholic Church games start New Life Assembly Fellowship Sunday: Closed at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at Hall, Chipley 638-451 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting Vernon Library 6 p.m.: Holmes County at Washington County Council Monday: Closed Commission meets second on Aging in Chipley for more Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesdays. information call 638-6216 Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. 7 p.m.: Narcotics 2 p.m.: Writers Group Thursday: Closed Anonymous meeting, Blessed meets the first Thursday of Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trinity Catholic Church on each month (unless a holiday) Saturday: Closed County Road 177A at the Chipley Library Sunday: Closed 4 p.m.: Holmes County WEDNESDAY Historical Society 2nd Sunny Hills Library 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Thursday of each month. Monday: 1-6 p.m. Council on Aging provides hot 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 Tuesday: Closed meals and socialization. p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Mt. Olive Baptist Church Thursday: Closed Vernon Historical Society 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Friday: Closed Museum is open to the Historical Society meets first Saturday: Closed public from 10 a.m. to 2 Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public Sunday: Closed p.m. Meetings are fourth is invited to attend. Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 6 p.m.: Washington MONDAY 11 a.m.: Washington Council County Council on Aging 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes on Aging (Chipley) senior Line Dancing Class for more Council on Aging provides lunches; for reservations, call information call 638-6216 bingo, exercise, games, 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive activities, hot meals and 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Baptist Church on State Road socialization. 79 North. 11 a.m.: Washington Council Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Narcotics on Aging (Chipley) senior 7 p.m.: Depression and Anonymous meeting, Blessed lunches; for reservations, call Trinity Catholic Church on 638-6217. Donations accepted. Bipolar Support Group meets County Road 177A 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Domestic Violence and Rape Bonifay. Call 547-4397. FRIDAY Crisis Program (SADVP) 6 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast hosts a domestic violence THURSDAY and Bible Study at Hickory support group at the SADVP 7:30 a.m.: Washington Hill Baptist Church in Rural Outreach office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in County Chamber of Westville. 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

parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through or under those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as defendant; and all claimants, persons, or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above-named or described defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands and property hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage has been filed by the Plaintiff, THE BANK OF BONIFAY, in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, regarding the following described real property: Commencing at the Northwest corner of the SE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 5, Township 3 North, Range 15 West and running East along Forty line 498.7 feet to the East boundary line of State Road 279 for Point of Beginning; thence continue N 88°30’ E along Forty line 71 feet; thence S

1°15’ E, 152.4 feet; thence S 88°30’ W, 34.2 feet to East boundary line of State Road 279; thence Northwesterly along said road line 158 feet to Point of Beginning, being in Washington County, Florida. Less road rights of way. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on the Plaintiff’s attorney, PAUL V. SMITH, ESQ., whose address is P.O. Box 2029, 4705 West U.S. Hwy. 90, Lake City, Florida 32056, and file the original with the Clerk of the above-named Court on or before the 15 day of July, 2013. IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and official seal, this 10 of June, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court Washington County, Florida K. McDaniel By: Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News June 19, 26, 2013. 6-3259 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 67-2009-CA-000240 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA

Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.



other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the day of10 day of June, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By K McDaniel Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida, 32447. Phone number 850-718-0026, E m a i l : ADARequest@jud14.flcourts. Hearing & Voice I m p a i r e d : 1-800-955-8771 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. As published in the Washington County News June 19, 2013 and June 26, 2013. 6-3272 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 67-2009-CA-000254

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


The Holmes County Community Health Clinic 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.


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


24, 2013, at eleven o`clock a.m., on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428, to the highest bidder for cash, except as prescribed in paragraph 4, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at CHIPLEY, Florida, this 12 day of June, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Invoice to: DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A.. 12425 28th Street North, Suite 200 St. Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 536-4911 phone (727) 539-1094 fax IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT JENNIFER WELLS, COURT ADMINISTRATOR, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, P.O. BOX 1089, 301 McKENZIE AVENUE, PANAMA CITY, FL 32042 AT (850) 747-5327 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, 

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6-3267 Notice of Application Approval for Transfer of Water and Wastewater Certificates for Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc. in Washington County, Florida DATE OF NOTICE – June 26 2013 Notice is hereby given that Sunny Hills Utility Company (SHUC) has filed an Application for Approval of Transfer of the Water & Wastewater System of Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc (Aqua) in Washington County Florida to pursuant to Section 367.071, Florida Statutes, and Rule 24-30.037, Florida Administrative Code. The Aqua water and wastewater system provides service to the following described territory in Washington County, Florida: WATER AND WASTEWATER LEGAL DESCRIPTION Subdivision: Sunny Hills The lands located in Sections 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, and 31, Township 2 North , Range 13 West, in Washington County, Florida Subdivision: Sunny Hills The lands located in Sections, 25, and 36, Township 2 North, Range 14 West, in Washington County, Florida WATER ONLY LEGAL DESCRIPTION Subdivision: Sunny Hills The lands located in Section 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35 and 36, Township 2 North, Range 13 West in Washington County, Florida Subdivision: Sunny Hills The lands located in Sections 13, 24, 26, 27, 34, and 35 Township 2 North, Range 14 West, in Washington County, Florida Subdivision: Sunny Hills The lands located in Sections 2, Township 1 North, Range 13 West in Washington County, Florida Subdivision: Sunny Hills The lands located in Sections 2 and 3, Township 1 North Range 14 West in Washington County, Florida For more information concerning this notice, please contact the Utility at the address below for more information. Any objection to the said application must be made in writing and filed with the Office of Commission Clerk, Florida Public Service Commission, 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850, no later than thirty (30) days after the last date that the notice was mailed or published, whichever is later. At the same time, a copy of said objection should be mailed to the applicant whose address is set forth below. The objection must state the grounds for the objection with particularity. Sunny Hills Utility Company 5320 Captains Court New Port Richey, FL 34652 As published in the Washington County News June 26, 2013. 6-3270 LEGAL MENT


The Washington County District School Board is accepting bids for Housekeeping/ Custodial Services for the 2013-2016 school years. When preparing bids please include all schools in Washington County, the Washington County Media Center and Washington County School Board Office. Bids must equal or exceed the specifications, or your bid will not be reviewed. The Washington County School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Bids are not to include any state or federal taxes. Bid forms and specifications may be picked up at the Washington County School Board District Office, 652 3rd Street, Chipley, Florida, 32428; Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Please mark your bid envelope as SEALED BID FOR HOUSEKEEPING/ CUSTODIAL SERVICES, BID #13-04”, to be opened Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. (CST), at the Washington County School Board District Office. Bids will be opened at this time for review and submission to the Washington County School Board at the July 8, 2013 Board Meeting. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on June 24, 2013 at the WCSB Office 652 3rd Street, Chipley, Florida at 9:00 a.m. (CST) As published in the Washington County News June 22, 26, 2013. ✳

$100 reward for name(s) of person(s) of stolen go-cart. Royal Blue, one-half roll bar, 1-seater boat seat, new motor from Tractor Supply, new clutch, no seat belt. If seen call Chipley Police (850)638-6310 or Elsie Myrick (850)209-5241.

Bill Goff and Hands of Hope

Sponsored by Stream of Life Hebraic Fellowship Date: June 29, 2013 Time: 12:00pm Where: Brooks-Beal Center 1000 Beal Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Oneg provided after services. If would like to come, please RSVP by Thursday, June 27th


Actor/Director & Executive long for 1st baby to LOVE; Home cooking awaits! !1-800-552-0045! Expenses Pd FLBar42311

Missing-Dogwood Lakes area of Bonifay: partially blind black 14 yr. old Cocker Spaniel mix breed, female. $250/reward. Contact (850)547-4597


July 6th & 7th Nat’l Peanut Fest. Bldg. 5622 US Hwy 231 S Dothan, Alabama OVER 275 TABLES Saturday 9-5pm Sunday 10-4pm Info: 334-279-9895 Text FL24233 to 56654

Fresh from the Farm! Butter beans, cucumbers and okra. Leave a m e s s a g e . (850)956-4556 or (334)449-2083.

K&L Farm

Home grown Tomatoes. 1567 Piney Grove Rd in Chipley. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm & Saturday 8am-4pm. 850-638-5002 850-260-5003 & 850-527-3380

Like New Swisher Trimmer $150; Sears Riding Mower $600; Electric Black Glass top stove $400; Grand Father Clock $600; Box of 8 pieces Some Oneida, Silver Plate/Silver $50, call 334-699-3382. Lots of stuff for sale: Antiques, hand made picture frames, blow horn. Ben Holland by Piggly Wiggly, Bonifay. (850)547-2719

WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050.

Bus/Strategic Mgmt 2 Jersey Cows due to calf soon. 1 Heifer open. (850)956-2491

District Manager

MOECKER AUCTIONS Public Auction BlueChip Power, LLC & Advanced Solar Photonics, LLC. Tuesday, July 16 @ 10am 400 Rinehart Rd, Lake Mary, Fl 32746 Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant Equipment, 6,000+ Panel Solar Farm, Forklifts, Vehicles, Complete Machine Shop, Fixtures and more! Details at (800) 840-BIDS 15%-18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. Receivership Case No.:6:13-cv-00657-JA-KRS AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin

(Washington County) The Panama City News Herald has openings for a District Manager position to work in the Washington CountyChipley district. The District Manager oversees independent distributors in the delivery of newspapers to subscribers within a defined geographical area. Individuals will handle route management aspects such as audits, analysis, and contract negotiations. The ideal candidate will have a focus on customer service. High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior newspaper experience in circulation as well as a management background is preferred. Must be able to evaluate current and prospective Independent Contractors and provide feedback and a course of action: Basic computer skills (Excel. Word) a must. Must own and operate a motor vehicle. Must have valid Florida Drivers License, proof of car insurance, and must successfully complete a background check. Must have ability to read and understand a road map. Excellent benefits, drug-free workplace, EOE Send resume to No phone calls. Accepting applications until July 15, 2013. Web ID 34256245 Text FL56245 to 56654

EDUCATIONAL / MAINTENANCE CHIPOLA COLLEGE is accepting applications for the following positions: Publications C o o r d i n a t o r ; Groundskeeper. Minimum qualifications and application deadlines are available at To obtain an application, contact Human Resources at or c a l l (850)718-2269. Candidates may be subject to background investigations. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER General Deliver Phone Books Work Your Own Hours. Have insured vehicle, Must be at Least 18 yrs old, Valid DL. No Experience Necessary 1-800-518-1333 x 224 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. CONSTRUCTION The Holmes County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a Bridge Crew position at the Holmes County Road Department. The position will be temporary for 6 months only. Interested persons should submit an application with the Holmes County Board of County Commissioner’s office at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. Salary will be $10.00 per hour with no benefits. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioner’s office no later than 11:00 am on July 1, 2013 Holmes County is a D r u g - F r e e Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Install/Maint/Repair

DISPATCHERS AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS National cleaning and outsourcing company needs experienced staff for above positions for a large, luxury property in the Santa Rosa Beach area. Dispatchers - $10 $12 per hour, shifts from 8am to 10pm, weekends required. Maintenance Techs must be experienced $12 - $16 per hour, nights and weekends required and some overnight on-call shifts. Voluntary benefits available after 90 days. Call Jennifer at (850) 231-1422 or (850) 461-2854. Web ID#: 34256011 txt FL56011 to 56654

Experienced vinyl siding applicator needed 850-326-6062. Manufacturing


Journeyman machinist, CNC a plus Top Pay with benefits, climate controlled facility, full time position. Maritech Machine, Inc Call (850) 872-0852 for interview. Web ID#: 34255675 Text FL55675 to 56654 PROFESSIONAL Aviation Engineering Consultant Services The Tri-County Airport Authority is soliciting letters of interest from qualified firms for the purpose of providing Engineering Services for Tri-County Airport. These services will include, but not be limited to, airfield and airspace planning, aircraft and airport operational analysis, airport master planning, Aviation Layout Plan (ALP) development and support, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Joint Automated Capital Improvement Program (JACIP) development and support, general planning support to Airport Authority, individual planning project studies, project management, engineering and technical management services and other engineering services normally associated with general aviation airports. Qualified consultants are encouraged to submit a letter of interest by 4:00 PM Local Time on July 11, 2013. Letters of Interest will be submitted as attached files to E-Mail to the Airport Authority at and will be composed of a single file, not to exceed 1 MB in size, in PDF format (unzipped), and will not exceed two (2) single sided pages in length. The Letter of Interest may also be submitted by regular mail or hand delivered to Jerry Cooley, Tri-County Airport Authority, 1983 Tri-County Airport Road, Bonifay, Florida 32425. The selection of the firm will be from the letters of interest. The Authority will select the firm that, in its judgment, will be in the best interest of the Tri-County Airport Authority. Jerry Cooley, Chairman.

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

Office space for rent in Bonifay. 204 Harvey Ethridge St. Phone: (850)548-5045 or (850)307-3654. 1701A Waukesha St. (850)579-5113 or (850)305-6202.

EARNING BETTER PAY IS ONE STEP AWAY! Averitt offers Experienced CDL-A Drivers Excellent Benefits and Weekly Hometime. 1-888- 362-8608, Recent Grads w/a CDL-A 1-5/wks Paid Training. Apply online at Equal Opportunity Employer

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

EXPERIENCED OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731/ www. b u l l d o g h i w a y. c o m . EOE HEAVY EQUIPMENT Operator Career! 3 Week Hands On Training School. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. National Certifications. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. VA Benefits Eligible! 1-866-362-6497 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-(888) 374-7294

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866314-3769

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FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 1, 2, and 3/BR. Financial Assistance available is qualified. 638-4640. Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay Studio and 2 Bd Units $350-500 Includes City Util (850)557-7732

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2BD/1BA in Vernon. $400/mth plus security. NO PETS. 773-1352 OR 258-3815. 3BR/2BA, furnished double wide mobile home, on Holmes Valley Road, near Vernon, CHA, washer and dryer, large front screened in porch, large front and back yard, vinyl floors, preferably no pets but depends. $600/mo and $ 3 0 0 / D e p . 850-865-1978. For Rent 3BD/1BA House $300/mo. 2BR/1BA trailer, $250/month.. Ponce De Leon area. (850)226-4656. Mobile Home 2BR. Clean, great condition, furnished, CH/A, carport, paved road, nice area. NOT in park. $ 4 5 0 / m t h 850-638-7009.

20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 Acres. $0Down $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS Beautiful Views. Roads/ Surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800843-7537 www. 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 326-9109.

GEORGIA MOUNTAIN BARGAIN! New 3BR, 2BA, 1,200+ sqft mountain log cabin kit with 1+ acre streamfront in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mtns - only $52,800. Gorgeous setting, tremendous 4 season recreation, great financing. Must see. Call now 1-866952-5303, x15

2, possibly 3/BDRM house for rent in Bonifay. HUD approved. (850)548-4747 3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. 638-1918 PACKAGED CANDY AND NUT DISTRIBUTORS OR ANYONE LOOKING TO OWN THEIR OWN BUSINESS CALL: 1-800231-2018 OR VISIT: (CELEBRATING 43 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS)

3BR/2BA House in Chipley. Newly renovated kitchen & bathroom floors. Stove & refrigerator included. $700 a month. Call 850-547-3746.

2 Houses for Sale. Houses are located at 202 West Kansas Ave. and 501 North Waukesha Street, Bonifay. To be removed or torn down. Call (850)547-7483.

3BR/1½BA, AC, For Rent, Wausau, No Pets, $650/MO and $650/Dep. Reference, 638-7601

2, possibly 3/BDRM house for sale on Wrights Creek, Bonifay. 1600 sq. ft. on 5.6 acres waterfront. Call (850)548-4747.

2 Bdr/2B manufactured home. Large screened back porch. Country setting on 177A. $300/sec. deposit, $550/mo. (850)547-3795. 3 BR/2BA Doublewide on Haley Drive, near town-Chipley. Big yard, screened in front and back porch, all electric. Call Lou Corbin at (850)638-1911 or (850)326-0044.

Executive Office

Space for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918

2BR/2BA MH in Chipley. WD hookup. CH/A. 1 yr lease. No pets. $475/mth + deposit. 850-763-3320 or 850-774-3034.

Estate Property Sale corner fenced lot, 3BR/2BA Double Wide on 1.78 acres, 3275 Sears Road Chipley, Florida. Serious inquires only. $36,000 OBO Contact Executor 352-316-2902. For Sell by Owner 3BR/2BA, new vinyl siding and metal roof, .75 acre land, CHA, conveniently located. Reduced to $65,000. 850-481-5354 or 850-849-7676. Nice 2Br/2B well kept modern home. LR, DR, large den w/breakfast nook. Nice kitchen, large utility room. Chain link fence. Metal storage bldg. Nice trees. City water/sewage. Quiet paved street. $99,500. (850)638-4079

2000 Ford Crown Vic. Police interceptor. Runs good, in good condition w/spot light & push bars. $2500.00 OBO. (850)263-7892.

2008 Toyota Tundra SR-5 Double Cab V8, tow package, dual zone climate control, cruise control, fold up rear seats. Great condition. 46,000 miles. $12,000 firm. (850)326-5034.

RV HOTLINE 1-800262-2182 A’s, C’s, B’s, B+’s, TT, 5th WWW. RVWORLDINC.COM R.V. World Inc. of Nokomis 2110 US41 Nokomis Fl I-75 Exit 195W to 41N


Painting & Remodeling (850) 547-3805

All types of Roofing, Painting and Remodeling Call Gene (850) 849-0736 or Dwayne (850) 849-7982

• Must have 1 year of commercial refrigeration experiences • EPA Certification • Clean MVR • Must be a self-starter • Company vehicle & uniforms

Easy Care Lawn & Tractor Service

All interested applicants must apply online:

Lawn Care Tree Trimming Debris Removal Tractor & Bobcat Work Pressure Cleaning Licensed & Insured

Click on Apply Now –Logistics

Chipley- 2 Bdrm/1Ba duplex. Application and employment v e r i f i c a t i o n . (850)638-7128.

2BR/2BA, MH for on Pioneer Rd. 8 5 0 - 8 4 9 - 6 8 8 5 0 - 7 6 8 - 3 5 850-638-9933.

BRAND NEW Luxury Lakefront Condos in Florida. New construction. Was $349,900, NOW $199,900. -2 & 3 BR residences, luxury interiors, resort-style amenities. Below builder cost! Call now 877-333-0272, x 55

2 BR/1B, dishwasher, refrigerator, laundry room. Water included. $485/mo. Dogwood Lakes, Bonifay. (334)248-2573.


AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769

4BR Home & 2BR Apartments, furnished. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintance & water provided. 850-547-2096.

2BR/2BA MH in quiet park between Bonifay & Chipley. $425/mo. plus deposit. Water & garbage furnished. (850)547-4232.

License #RC0067336


Affordable service! Fast Repair! Most case one week turnaround. Servicing Minn Kota & Motorguide 850-272-5305


Heating & Cooling Serving Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties for 19 Years With Friendly and Reliable Service!

850-527-6291 850-849-3825

Electrical Installation, Services and Repair Electrician on Staff Sales & Service on all Air Conditioner Brands Sales For Residential & Commercial Commercial Refrigeration



(850) 638-8183

Hwy. 177A, Bonifay, FL

(850) 547-0726 5x5 5x10 10x10 10x20

$25.68 $35.31 $46.01 $80.25

Open 24 Hours, Self-Service, No Deposit, Units are Carpeted

Advertise your business or service here for only

$10.00 per week

8 week minimum

638-0212 547-9414

Lic. #1814468, ER0013265, RF0066690, AL 03147


C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8 am to 4 pm. Call (850)638-1483

CLEANING SERVICES Business or Home. Retiring nurse desires to clean, Sun-Thurs. doTerra essential oils can be used. Sitting also available. References if requested. 850-638-0846.

For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar T o w n s e n d (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s.

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

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$18.00 per week

8 week minimum

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CALL 1-800-955-8771 FOR THE FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. As published in the Washington County News June 26, July 3, 2013.

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