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IN BRIEF HCHS Class of 1958 BONIFAY — The Holmes County High School Class of 1958 will have a class reunion at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the HCHS Cafeteria, with dinner at 7 p.m. Call 547-2376 for more information.
Kolmetz Family Sing VERNON — The Kolmetz Family Sing will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, at New Bethany Church on Shakey Joe Road. For more information, call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.
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Audit predicts city ‘breaking even’ By CECILIA SPEARS
547-9414 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org BONIFAY — City Auditor Hilton Galloway of CRI gave a summary of the city of Bonifay’s latest audit during the city council’s regular meeting on Monday. “The assets of the city exceed its liability as of Sept. 30, 2012, by $10,185,573,” Galloway said. “$8,601,720 was invested in capital assets, net of related debt; $1,164,357 was restricted as to its
use, and unrestricted net assets were $419,496. The city’s total net assets increased by $863,290 during the year due to federally funded utility improvements, which were in progress on Sept. 30, 2012.” The only issue Galloway mentioned was a projected deficit in the general fund. “The bad news is that your general fund continues to struggle due to the limited amount of income,” Galloway said. “I recommend using the water/sewer fund to subsidize the deficit.”
Galloway said the city’s accounts were experiencing such a change because of the water and sewer project. “You’re experiencing a lot of income and expenditures due to the water/sewer line project,” he said. “The good thing is that the majority of the debt is being alleviated by grant funding and the fact that the increase in revenue is more than the expenditures. I don’t see a significant impact in the future. In fact, I see your budget breaking even.” He reported there were no defi-
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Kolmetz Kousins family reunion VERNON — The Kolmetz Kousins family reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Hinson Crossroads Fire Station. For more information, call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.
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is used to the routine of preparing for flooding.” Preston said the river crested at 12 feet early July 2. In all, the four days of storms dropped an estimated 19.4 inches in some parts of Walton County, and weather predictions for the remainder of the week indicate more rain might fall.
WESTVILLE — The Holmes County Sheriff ’s Office reported the arrest of Andrew Antonio Townsend, 32, of Geneva, Ala., on burglary charges on the evening of June 30 at the Stateline Liquor Store in Westville. According to the report, HCSO received a 911 call from the Stateline Liquor Store in Westville. The caller said his wife had been murdered and that he was inside the store ANDREW hiding from the killers. ANTONIO When deputies arrived, TOWNSEND they noticed that the front glass door had been shattered. Townsend was hiding behind the counter and was taken into custody without resistance, according to the report. The investigation revealed Townsend had broken the glass door by throwing a rock through it, squeezed into the store, took a bottle of liquor, called 911 about his wife being murdered and began cutting himself with a knife. When deputies arrived, Townsend threw the bottle of liquor at a light and was arrested shortly thereafter, according to the report.
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Cowford boat ramp in Ponce De Leon was flooded by waters from the Choctawhatchee River in Walton County. Officials with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office set out Monday morning to assess damage along the river. See more flooding photos on Page B1.
Damage costly along Choctawhatchee By ANGEL McCURDY
315-4432 | @AngelMnwfdn email@example.com PONCE DE LEON — Officials set out early Monday to check on homes situated along the Choctawhatchee River after four days of rain caused substantial flooding and damage to the area. Damage estimates are at
more than $1.4 million, but that figure is subject to change once the water recedes and officials can survey all the damage, according to Maj. Joe Preston with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. “We’ve gotten around 10 feet of water,” Preston said. “But we’ve got a system set up, and we haven’t had to evacuate anyone yet. Most everyone affected
School board gears up for new year By CECILIA SPEARS
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ciencies, no violations and no corrective action needed. “The report still indicates that 31 percent of the water being used isn’t billed,” Galloway said. “This is a significant amount; however, it is commonly found with those cities that have old sewer and water systems where there are multiple leaks due to breakage and storm water damage. Hopefully this number will drastically reduce with the new system.”
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Bethlehem School Reunion Banquet BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Alumni Association Reunion Banquet will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the cafeteria at Bethlehem School. Anyone who attended or works at Bethlehem School is invited. Former administrators, teachers and staff members are also encouraged to attend. A smoked chicken and pork dinner with all the trimmings will be $15 per person. Tickets may be purchased at Miller’s Store by July 25. For more information, call Chryle Brinley at 334360-0308 or Larry or Peggy Moore 415-2438.
BONIFAY — The Holmes County District School Board reviewed and renewed several contracts during its July 2 meeting in preparation of the upcoming 2013-14 school year. Board Member Sid Johnson confirmed the new requirement for hiring a new principal is that the applicant must have a master’s degree in administration.
“I assure you that those present principals who do not have their master’s degree in administration are in the process of acquiring them,” Superintendent Eddie Dixon said. The board approved a contract for certified wastewater treatment/potable water plant operator, janitorial supply bids, a grease trap plumbing first-year extension with Walker Septic Tank Services and a pest control first-year extension with Cross Country Exterminators.
Other contracts approved included a fire extinguisher firstyear extension with Star Fire Extinguishers Inc. and a propane contract first-year extension with Tri-County Community Council. Resolutions the board approved included one for district participation in the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium and a resolution for the PAEC Professional Development Center. The board approved numerous other contracts, including a performance contract for ESE Con-
sultative Services; an agreement with Bay County for securing educational services; a service agreement with FSU Multidisciplinary Evaluation & Consulting Center; a cooperative agreement with TriCounty Community Council Head Start; a physical therapy services first-year extension with Restore Therapy; a services bid with Independent Training for the Blind; a gas and diesel bid; a milk bid; a second-year extension with Ike
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With the assistance of the Geneva County Sheriff ’s Office, Holmes County deputies found Townsend’s vehicle in a wooded area near the state line and continued the search for the woman Townsend was saying was his wife. Later that evening, she was found alive and well in North Alabama, according to the report. Townsend was taken to Holmes County Jail and is being charged with burglary, criminal mischief and filing a false police report. “This subject appeared to be under the influence of synthetic drugs or having a psychotic episode,” Sheriff Tim Brown said. “His behavior was clearly that of a subject experiencing an altered reality and (someone like that) is a danger to themselves and anyone around them. I’d also like to thank the Geneva County Sheriff ’s Office and the Geneva Police Department for their assistance.” Brown requested anyone with information regarding illegal activity call 547-4421 or email@example.com.
In other business, the council approved giving Daniel Grecco with XWX Wrestling a six-month trial period, with an evaluation from Police Chief Chris Wells in three months, to put on a wrestling event at the Bonifay Recreational Center once a month for $100 per month. The request was approved with a vote of 4-1. Council member Roger Brooks voted against the request “Bonifay is a good spot for this type of sport,” Grecco said. “It gets people and families together for good, clean, family-friendly fun.” Grecco said in time, if XWX generated some income, he would like to invest it in the community like a donation to the Malloy family or toward the city’s parks.
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“As long as he takes care of the trash, I’m all for it,” Council member Richard Woodham said. Public Works Supervisor Jack Marell gave an update on the repairs being made at the Middlebrooks Park water park. “The parts are just old and hard to find, and we need two more parts to fix it,” Marell said. “We set it up so that if anyone has a party we can get it up and running, it just won’t turn itself off.” Resident Corn Walsh came before the council to request allowing sideby-side vehicles to certain parts of the city. “It’s like a golf cart but safer because of all the safety features that it can have installed,” Wells said. “It’s considered a low-speed vehicle be-
cause it can be tagged and titled. It would have to be adopted that only certain portions of the city allow it because you’d definitely not want it on State Road 79 or 90.” Walsh said Panama City also had recently accepted a variance for these vehicles. “We’ll look into the matter and discuss it further at the next meeting,” Mayor Lawrence Cloud said. Marell reported that at the sewer treatment plant, the rain gauge read 20.5 inches as of July 1. “I can’t remember when we’ve registered so much rain in one week,” Marell said. The next scheduled meeting is set for 6 p.m. July 22 at the Bonifay City Hall.
SCHOOL BOARD from page A1 Steverson-Borden; a bread bid; a secondyear extension with Sara Lee; a tire bid second-year extension with Road Mart; a proposal for Exceptional Consulting Services for IDEA grant; and a procedures agreement for Children and Families birth through kindergarten. “I want to thank everyone for the hard work they put in this summer,” Dixon said. “I thank the board and all of the employees because as you can tell from the agenda, it was a very productive summer, and everyone put in a good deal of man hours to get all of this done, and I thank them for that.”
DAMAGE from page A1 “We’re watching the conditions, and if we need to, we can target folks geographically,” Preston said. “We have a new tropical storm out there that is a cause of concern. We don’t need any more water, but all we can do is watch.” No evacuations had been ordered as of Monday. Tonya Boyer, of Ponce de Leon, said her home off Charles Rushing Road often becomes isolated during severe storms. She said as the rain began early July 3, she made her way to the store to prepare for the worst. “It’s a matter of being prepared and aware of what’s going on,” Boyer said as she stood beside her freshly graded roadway that was damaged during the rain. “I bought eggs, milk, formula. You have to prepare to be stranded. That’s the way we live.”
Larry Zorn with the the facilities department of the Holmes County School District reviewed several upcoming contracts to be renewed for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Cecilia Spears | Times-Advertiser
The Board of Commissioners of the Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority will hold its Annual Meeting on July 18, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. E.D.S.T. The meeting will be open to the public.
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Holmes County arrests June 23 – June 29 Alex McConnel Balinsky, 23, possession of meth Melissa K Blair-Kneller, 27, violation of probation on grand theft of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence, leaving a crash William Noah Blane, 28, driving while license suspended or revoked James Dean Blevins, 43, battery domestic violence Trent Arthur Byrd, 22, cultivation of marijuana Stormie Kendall Clemmons, 28, possession of meth, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia Nicolas Anthony Cox, 28, possession of meth Kevin James Crawford, 37, violation of probation on assault Jason Thomas Crites, 25, hold for Walton Steven Michael Cross, 36, failure to appear on issuing worthless checks Timothy Adam Driggers, 27, hold for court Marcus Brandon Dykes, 24, violation of probation, domestic violence Donald Lee Eckerfield, 49, expired three years Stanley Duane Garrett, 38, violation of probation on driving while license
suspended or revoked habitual Joseph Haines, 23, hold for Hillsborough Crystal Nicole Harper, 29, hold for court Nicholas Dwayne Helms, 34, felony violation of probation on possession of meth Robert Kyle Lumpkin, 28, possession of a controlled substance meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, felony battery, aggravated assault with a firearm Luis John Ortiz, 28, hold for Hillsborough Charles Daniel Padgett, 59, driving while license suspended or revoked third offence Charles Andrew Piccirillo, 49, cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony Charlie James Radford, 69, failure to appear on driving while license permanently revoked Katherine Inez Robinson, 25, battery domestic violence Michael David Ross, 30, possession of meth Scarbel Lavon Rushing, driving while license suspended or revoked Stacy Marie Smith, 28, possession of drug paraphernalia Pedro Manuel Stevens, 31, hold for Hillsborough
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Roulhac High School Reunion CHIPLEY — The Lions will roar again at the Roulhac High School reunion on July 19-21. This is the perfect time to reconnect with classmates and friends. A slate of fun activities is planned for alumni and the Washington County Community. Our theme is “An Ode to a Lifetime of Memories.” The opening program will be at 7 p.m. on July 19 in the Roulhac Auditorium. Classes will march in by
ordered years. Helping celebrate will be out masters of ceremony, two of Roulhac’s many distinguished graduated, DR. and Mrs. Ira and Loretta (Wilson) Harmon, classes of 1961 and 1965 respectively.
members are welcome to come and celebrate this special day with us. The church is at 1404 State Road 79 North. Lunch will be served after the service For more information, call 547-5801.
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BONIFAY — The annual Urquhart Reunion will be at 11 a.m. on July 20 at Bonifay Ag. Center on East U.S. 90.
CHIPLEY — The Spanish Trail Playhouse will present “Footloose: The Musical,” with the first production set for July 19. The musical will take the stage at 7 p.m. on July 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. on July 21. This production is rated PG for mild language. The Spanish Trail Playhouse is located at 680 Second Street in Chipley. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (65 and older) and Military (with ID) and $10 for students aged 12 to 17.
Bethany Baptist Homecoming BONIFAY — Bethany Baptist will have homecoming services at 10 a.m. on July 21. Singing will be by the Cooper Family, Leavy and Brother Richard and their sister Beatrice. Brother Buford Williams former pastor will be bring the message. All former pastors and
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Local couple joining cattle team at Deseret Ranch Kalyn Bischo Waters, Holmes County High wife of Holmes County School in 1997. native Jason Waters, He participated in high has accepted a position school rodeos and won first as Cattle Genetics and place in saddle bronc riding Technical manager for in Florida his sophomore Deseret Cattle & year. Citrus Ranch in St. He rode in the Cloud, Fla. national finals that As such, she will year in Gillett, Wyo. be the first woman The following in the more than year he won second 100 year history of place in the saddle the ranch to hold bronc competition. the position. As a high school HAPPY CORNER The Bell Fouche, Hazel Wells Tison senior, he rode the S. D., native PRCA rodeo circuit. graduated from His parents raised Hulette, Wyoming High Santa Gertrudis beef cattle School where she was in this county when Jason president of her school’s was growing up. FFA and was active in He met Kalyn while he athletics. was working for Southern She grew up on a Cattle Co. in Jackson ranch where she learned County. all the skills involved with Since their marriage ranching. in 2012, they have resided She received an animal in S. D., where Kalyn has science degree from served as the Cow/Calf Oklahoma State University Agricultural Extension and her master’s degree in Agent and Jason continues animal science from The to work as a cattle ranch University of Florida. hand. While a doctoral student In joining the Deseret at U of F and working at the Cattle operation, they IFAS extension beef unit will be among the ninety located in Jackson County, ranchers and their families she met Jason. who live and work the Jason graduated from largest cattle operation in
the United States. The 300,000 thousand acre ranch maintains 44,000 head of cows. Kalyn will be responsible for managing reproduction of beef cattle and will track cow/calf performance of approximately 3000 head assigned to her unit. All Deseret cattle are Brahmin cross. Breeds include Simbrah, Deseret
the ranch is a for-profit business although it is operated in accordance with their philosophy of caring for the environment and meeting the needs of their own. They feel that good farms represent a safe investment where the assets of the church are preserved and enhanced. At the same time, agriculture is a resource to help people in a time of need. Deseret was begun in 1949 with 45,000 acres and has expanded into citrus production, shell mining, hunting permits, and the sale of ornamental palm trees. In 2010, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of SPECIAL TO THE TIMES-ADVERTISER Orange County ruled that they owned and had control over the Taylor Creek Red and Brangus. Reservoir in the St. Johns Deseret Cattle and River Water Management Citrus Ranch covers much District. (Though that is of 3 counties in central still being contested.) Florida, Osceola, Orange Last year, Deseret and Brevard. was awarded the It is a part of the vast National Environmental holdings of The Church of Stewardship Award for Jesus Christ of Latter-Day their water conservation. Saints (Mormon Church). The property contains a They are listed as a rookery where many birds $30 billion Fortune Five find sanctuary. Hundred Company and
Islands have been constructed for gator refuges. Three hundred eighty wildlife species thrive on the property. They were honored for creating a square mile wetland. They provide water for several adjoining cities. In addition, they won the National Cattlemen Beef Association Award last year. Kalyn and Jason are welcomed to the team of the largest cattle operation in the U.S. The philosophy of the company says, “we consider our people to be our greatest resource. We believe hiring the right people and allowing them the opportunity to grow and develop is crucial to being a world class production agriculture operation. We foster a culture of excellence in all we do. We are passionate about the value of hard work, integrity, dedication and continual learning and development.” We join Paula Waters, Jason’s Mom, in our pride at seeing a local couple becoming a part of this operation. Congratulations to Kalyn and Jason.
Prediction of ‘bigger and better’ comes to fruition The prediction of a “bigger and better” Panhandle Watermelon Festival event this year, made by your writer two weeks ago, came to full fruition as June 28-29 unfolded into a gigantic celebration from start to
finish. Even with the report of local melons being scarce this year due to weather conditions, the Saturday Big Melon Auction began with 53 entries on the floor ready for sale to buyers. Every melon sold, with
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organizers having to reach A three-year veteran, Matt into “reserves” to fill seven Orwat, the Horticulturist pre-bid purchases. at the Extension Office, The talk of the town, was assigned the task of and one that will overseeing the continue for days big melon contest to come, was that and sale this the top price for year. He did an the biggest melon outstanding job, auctioned brought assisted by second the unheard price in command, Mark of $10,000! It was a Mauldin, who only PERRY’S 53-pounder entered came aboard June by John Taylor of 24. Julie Pigott PRATTLE Perry Wells Jackson County. Dillard, who was To top off the named Director of above mammoth bidding, the Extension Office after the purchasers announced Andy’s retirement, was that the melon was to be also active in the festival. resold as the hour-long Longtime Home melon sale was ending. Demonstration Director On this maneuver, Judy Corbus aided in the price reached $2,000 the record keeping of also submitted by the cothe big sale, bolstered by purchasers, Fort Myers secretaries Nikki Enfinger Attorney Sawyer Smith and Cynthia Yackley. All and Derwin White, a have valuable experience representative of GAC in the mammoth task Contractors in Panama of carrying out the busy City. and hectic hour of the Auctioneer David fast moving watermelon Corbin, the trained auction. and seasoned seller of Numerous big melons watermelons in many were purchased in auctions of the past, memory of promoters of summed up the sentiment the past. The bid by the of the planners of the event Ebro Dog Track was made when he stated: “I sure in tribute to Farrell Nelson. hope Birmingham is tuned Bob Deal’s was made in in to these high prices honor of his parents, Ross being paid in Chipley, and Agnes Deal. Young Florida, today.” Brian Sewell named this A guitar and a grandfather, Roy Sewell, mandolin were donated Sr. and kinsman, Bozzy to the auction by Grimes, in his bid. Renea Chipley Gun and Pawn Rountree and sister, Reda and autographed by Ann Gill, visiting here with Joe Diffie and Darrin six year old twins, Grace Vincent respectively. and Anna Elise, from Derwin White, of GAC their Los Angeles home, Construction, was top submitted bids in memory bidder on the guitar for of their grandparents, $950 and the mandolin for Phillip Rountree and wife, $600. Connie Coleman Rountree. As has been the An unknown bidder practice for many years, called the name of Julius the bidding began with an Fussell, who passed away approximate total of 37 recently, when bidding. Dr. pre bids in hand. Added James Craven’s bid was to this were at least six made in tribute to Ross other pre bids which local Deal, who is remembered retired physician, Dr. as hosting the first event Robert Snare, brought to which evolved into today’s the bidding table. With the extravaganza, known as resale of several melons, watermelon festival. a quick review of the total Your writer enjoyed two bidders add up to at least more days of involvement 62, another record within in the Big Watermelon itself. Event by enlisting two This year’s event grandsons, Dan Murray was staged without Wells and Perry Wells the assistance of Andy II, in delivering melons Andreasen, who had 17 purchased by Chipley years of experience in and Bonifay buyers. They carrying out watermelon have grown up in the festival before retirement. auctioning process and use
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“Dune Buggy the Clown” made his first appearance in Chipley in 1982, missing only one festival thereafter before his death Jan. 25, 2011, in Georgia. their talents in getting the right melon to the rightful purchaser. Deliveries were made between rain showers, but carried out without causality. Judge Colby Peel, Chairman of the watermelon festival, was “on top” of the big melon sales, making sure that all buyers get their melon, if wanted, with remaining ones being delivered to the local convalescent center. Should any bidder fail to receive his or her watermelon, please contact me and I will assure you of a choice melon. All facets of the weekend event was simply outstanding. The Friday night County Music show was carried on amid threats of thunder storms. They abated in time for all performances. Saturday’s entertainment in the auditorium began with the Gospel Quartet singing of Ronnie Davis, brothers, Chris and Terry Ellis and Johnny Lane, with Ronnie’s daughter, Kim Davis Wilson on the keyboard. The headline bluegrass group, Dailey & Vincent,
will surely go down in history as the most entertaining group to ever grace the stage of Chipley’s annual watermelon festivals. Many, many comments were made as to the talent of every member of the band, each with a determination to do a diversified show to include every member of the audience. Serving of watermelon to our visitors was carried out again this year by the Chipley Kiwanis Club. The Prattler noted members, Todd Abbott, Gene Halley, Dr. Bruce Christmas and brothers, Dell and David Corbin, were still carrying out their duties of slicing and serving throngs of “customers” with delicious watermelon even as the noon hour was approaching. Whatever your function and contribution was in the watermelon festival, be assured you did your job well and brought joy and good memories to thousands who honored our area with their presence for the 57th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival. See you all next week.
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State officials tour Washington County Mayor Michelle Cook has been attending the county meetings, and officials are trying to tally up the damage costs to see if the county and Vernon will qualify for any federal aid. Cook said 75 roads in the county were compromised by the rain, and 44 roads were deemed impassable. County Commissioner Charles Brock told the council that officials from the governor’s office would be meeting with county officials Tuesday afternoon to take a firsthand look at the road damages. Cook said there is not an estimate of the dollar amount of damage done to Vernon homes, busi-
nesses and infrastructure yet. “We’re still getting calls from people reporting damage, or needing help,” she said. Volunteers from the Living Word of Faith Fellowship church’s youth group were at town hall Tuesday morning helping clean, and they were on hand to help residents with clean up at their homes if needed. The mayor said that if Vernon residents need help with clean up or want to report damage to your property, call the city hall at 535-2444. “The church youth are bringing three vans, and they want to help,” Cook said.
Slaying suspect killed in shootout From Staff Reports PANAMA CITY — A suspect in the shooting of two people at a Panama City hotel was killed in a shootout with law enforcement on an Interstate 10 exit ramp in Tallahassee early Monday. Panama City police reported two people were shot multiple times at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday night in the parking lot of the Courtyard by Marriott at 905 E. 23rd Place. A 57 year-old male died at the scene and the 44 year-old female died in a local hospital, according to police. Names of the victims and the shooter were being withheld Monday morning while family members are
notified, law enforcement officials said. Just before 2 a.m. Monday, the suspect was spotted driving a maroon Dodge Charger along I-10 near North Monroe Street in Tallahassee. After a traffic stop, the suspect began shooting at law enforcement, including the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), investigators said. “We spotted the murder suspect’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop,” said Lt. James McQauig, public information officer for the Leon County Sheriff ’s Office (LCSO). “Shots rang out coming from the suspect’s vehicle with deputies and FHP returning fire.”
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VERNON — County and state officials were surveying Washington County Tuesday afternoon, trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by last week’s torrential rain. The Florida Panhandle received more than 20 inches of rain between Wednesday and Sunday, and at one point, every road in Washington County was closed due to the flooding. Vernon was particularly hard hit, and the City Council met Monday in special session to discuss what can be done to recover.
Homes and barns were flooded, and the city’s wastewater plant was also flooded. The town hall did not go unscathed, with leaks reported in several rooms including the council chambers and City Clerk Dian Hendrix’s office. “There was water in here and in these rooms,” Hendrix told the council. “I can’t work at my desk right now because of all the water.” The old high school gymnasium floor also got wet, and may be trying to warp, while another room and hallway at the old school had standing water in them.
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O’Brien, Milla win IFA Redfish Tour event Victory includes fully-rigged Ranger Banshee Extreme valued at $30,000 MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Scott O’Brien, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Miguel Milla, of Middleburg, Fla., weighed in a two-redfish limit that totaled 12.28 pounds to win the last regular-season event for the Florida East Division of the IFA Redfish Tour presented by Cabela’s at Titusville, Fla. on June 29. The anglers topped a field of 76 boats to take home a fully-rigged Ranger Banshee Extreme boat, valued at $30,000. First and second place were narrowly decided by just one-hundredths of a pound. The winning team fought high winds and low water visibility to take the win. The anglers fished the Indian Creek area, blind-casting and drifting jerkbaits. “We pre-fished two days in the same conditions,” said O’Brien. “It made for some tough fishing, but we feel great about our performance.” The team also added $2,375 in Angler’s Advantage cash to their winnings. With plenty of past topten finishes on the IFA Redfish Tour, Tom Kelley,
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Chapman wins IFA Kayak Tour Event Winner takes home $1,700 in cash and prizes MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — John Chapman of Jacksonville caught a redfish and speckled sea trout that measured a combined 56.35 inches in length to win the last regular-season event for the Florida East Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing at Titusville on June 30. Chapman has been fishing the IFA Kayak Tour for four years and recently took fourth place in the Jacksonville event in April. The angler fished top-water baits early and chased mullet for bull reds. In addition to the $1,500 first-place prize, Chapman won the $200 Hobie Top Angler award for having the highest placed finish for an angler competing out of a Hobie kayak. With three former IFA Kayak Tour wins, Cameron Schurlknight is used to posing with checks and plaques. His 25.50-inch redfish and 23.50 trout were enough to win the $1,000 second-place prize. The angler added an extra $375 in Angler’s Advantage cash. Schurlknight sightfished in shallow grass for his redfish and used topwater baits to catch his trout. Even after a tough
First-place finisher John Chapman poses with his check and plaque at the IFA Kayak Tour event June 30 in Titusville.
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day on the water, the angler stayed upbeat about his performance. “I am satisfied with this event and the results,” Schurlknight said. “It was tough with the dirty water, but I’m happy to get what I got.” Third-place finisher Kyle Bocco, of Longwood measured a total of 44.50 inches at the event. The angler reported windy but good conditions. Sixth-place finisher
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LEAGUES OF THEIR OWN Part 1: A changing playing field (Editor’s Note: ‘Leagues of Their Own’ is the first installment of a five-part series.) They sit lush and silent, almost forlorn in their abandonment, not unlike an old man hitting the pause button on the whimsy and passion of his athletic past. Many ballparks in Bay County that once welcomed the sights and sounds of kids embracing the national pastime have instead become painful reminders that nothing stays the same, not even the American landmark of youth baseball. To be sure, the decrease in participation is a national trend and only mirrored here. Contributing factors are many, with an economy on furlough much of the last decade an immediate culprit. Also pertinent is that a rising generation can traverse an unexplored universe with a few taps of its fingertips whereas predecessors mostly went as far as their legs would take them. And as demographics shift, some neighborhoods grow old and simply don’t regenerate. Add to that mix the advent of travel ball teams, basically groups of all-star caliber players combining to produce a dominant force, and the competitive balance between those looking to play the game into high school years and beyond versus the recreation-level athlete whose focus is more geared to fun and the experience causes participation numbers to take a steeper plunge. Leagues of Their Own is a five-part series attempting to define the current vitality of both youth baseball and girls softball in the county. Parts I and II delve into what opportunities are available in the municipalities where games still thrive and what could be forming in the near future. Parts III and IV look closely at the travel ball commitment and philosophy and Part V focuses on how local high school programs are affected by the progression that leads to the varsity player. But first a quick glance over the shoulder. For many years each community here took pride in providing a facility for kids to play structured baseball. What evolved was areas such as Callaway, Hiland Park, Bayou George, Youngstown, Parker, Springfield, Lynn Haven, Cedar Grove and Panama City Beach as well as Oakland Terrace, Mid-City and the Central to name a few within Panama City offering their own age-group leagues for neighborhood kids.
At the end of the regular season a champion was crowned, sometimes through a tournament, then all-star teams selected to go into district play against the other leagues in the county. Florida Little Major League was the dominant charter, with three age levels and state tournaments held for each. Local teams often advanced past other districts to reach the state level. Some organizations, spurred by determined parents, preferred playoffs that transcended state boundaries and soon Dixie Baseball and Dizzy Dean made inroads here offering “World Series” tournaments, with the World usually defined by 8 or 10 Southeastern state champions participating. Little League Baseball also made a comeback here in the 1990s and became stronger buttressed by R.L. Turner reaching the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Another carrot was various organizations relaxing rules for youth levels to make the game more resemble the adult version in terms of players leading off bases and pitching from the stretch at a younger age. About 20 years ago another shift took place and Southport suddenly became the Mecca for county youth baseball. Some of the municipalities saw their leagues shrink and ultimately disappear as participants went outside of neighborhood boundaries to play and no longer always represented their local sponsors. Many community leagues were unable to offer continuous participation year to year. When the growing popularity of travel ball — which basically offers entry into prestigious tournaments in the Southeast against other elite players — more and more leagues became unsustainable because many of those teams wanted to stay together for regular recreation league play. They usually overmatched the competition and some of the players new to baseball or trying to attain a competitive level simply gave up and left the game. That is far from a connect-the-dots to 2013, but the present playing field is that if boys want to play baseball in Bay County they predominantly do so in Lynn Haven or Panama City Beach under the umbrella of respective park and recreation departments. Callaway also has strong organizational supports and a viable athletic complex, Hiland Park probably has bucked the odds for its youth program to survive, and it remains healthy; R.L. Turner in the Forest Park area is trying to rebuild into
the future after experiencing a sharp decline in participation and Southport, which after its brief heyday all but disappeared from the map and also is in the midst of a transformation. The leagues offer T-ball through the age 12 level, and combine for an age 13-14 league played at a number of venues. Basically the ages served are 4-14.
The major players Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach have been by far the most pro-active, and also have the most kids playing in their leagues. In addition to offering large complexes and a number of fields — the Lynn Haven Sports Complex and Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach — they also have become the governing body for all divisions. In return for a registration fee, $45 in Lynn Haven and $54 for nonresidents and $75 in Panama City Beach, they provide uniforms, equipment, insurance, umpires and groom fields, and concessions are contracted out so parents don’t have to volunteer for that duty. “We supply everything except the gloves,” said Steve Chamblee, athletic coordinator for PCB Park and Rec. Chamblee’s counterpart in Lynn Haven, recreation specialist Grady Moore, has been on both sides of the equation as a former volunteer league officer in that community. He wasn’t sure how effective the change would be in the beginning, which was 1995. “I had my suspicions, but a lot of these programs were run by volunteers and every year they would change officers,” Moore said. “Here, it’s consistent. Everybody plays by the same rules. ”I was president of the league when the city took it over and had some apprehensions, but it’s been a good thing. It’s been consistent.” The major difference between the Lynn Haven and Beach leagues, and those still operating elsewhere, Moore said, is that the others rely on volunteers from year to year while Lynn Haven and the Beach provide services through their park and rec departments. Mooresaid that his organization was home to 44 youth baseball teams and 10 softball teams this past season. That equated to about 715 players in baseball, down somewhat from 2012 because the leagues no longer allowed travel ball organizations to compete as a team. He speculated that with seven fields in the complex, which can accommodate specifications of the various
age levels with distances not only between bases but to the fences, and another at Cain Griffin Park for teenaged division, Lynn Haven probably wouldn’t max out until reaching 1,200 baseball players. In addition, 24 teams with about 300 players participate in fall baseball, so the fields only are idle about two months per year. It has grown from about 300 players in the spring when the city took over. Games are held Monday through Friday with the exception of Wednesday as a practice day, and Saturdays as well. Mooreguessed that about 60 percent of the players come from Lynn Haven and 40 percent are nonresidents. Sponsors enable the leagues to be self-sustainable, although Moore said that at times the program operates in the red. “That’s just the price that we pay year to year,” Moore said. “We try to please the masses. Every kid has to play in every game. Everybody has to bat. Come allstar time we try to win, too, so I think we get the best of both worlds. But there is no excuse why a coach has to sit a player out” during the rec league season. Mooresaid that some parents who come to Lynn Haven from other programs are shocked they don’t have to work concessions. Teams turn in their equipment at the end of the season, but otherwise their lone costs are buying patches for players when applicable. Mooresaid that a shortage of coaches always is an issue Chamblee said the Beach leagues are home to about 500 youth baseball players and 60 softball players. Sponsorship money also offsets participation costs in that program. “We pretty much break even on it,” Chamblee said. “We also use some of the money for those less fortunate. We offer ‘scholarships’ to about 30 kids a year so they can play.” Beach leagues also do not allow travel ball teams to compete as a separate entity. “It’s just not fair,” Chamblee said. “What travel ball players we have go into the draft and are split up.” In the future, Chamblee said, there might exist enough players at both levels to provide separate leagues, or divisions within each, to accommodate both skill levels. “If you have enough kids you can do both, but right now there’s just not enough,” he said. “The travel ball kids love their programs, too, so we do give them a place to
practice.” Chamblee said there are six travel ball teams on the Beach, alone. There are three game days and three practice days during the regular rec season utilizing the nine full-sized fields at Frank Brown Park. Eight major summer tournaments keep the park extremely active throughout the year.
Thriving elsewhere Callaway also has a sports complex to accommodate a number of players and leagues, but does not run them through the city. Zelda Banister, a staff assistant for Callaway Leisure Services, said that about 200 kids play baseball at five different levels starting with T-ball and there are four softball teams with about 50 girls involved. The complex offers three baseball fields and two softball fields, and more fields are available at Gore Park. Soccer, Bannister said, is where Callaway is showing the most growth in participation levels. For baseball, the city provides some basic equipment such as a batting cage, grooms and chalks all fields and provides power at no charge, although teams are monitored if they consistently run up the city’s bill. Baseball numbers have increased, Bannister said, but there is no movement afoot to mirror the Lynn Haven and Panama City Beach programs. “There has been talk of allowing the city to take control, but it’s not in the budget,” Bannister said. “The city does not have any input or control” of various leagues. “They have their own boards. We don’t get involved, because they have control.” Rec league play usually begins in early February and extends to May. The complex, which has been open for about a decade, in the future will be adding tennis courts and be expanding in other areas, Bannister said, but mostly to serve the recreational needs of the public. Kevin Gilmore is vice president of Hiland Park Inc., with the survival of that organization a source
of pride for many in the community. About 200 kids participate in baseball, with no softball offered. There are five age levels of baseball with registration costing $65. The county makes sure the grass is mowed on the fields, but the leagues pay the power bills and the umpires. The smaller complex is located on Sherman Avenue. “I guess that we just had the right people putting in the time to make it happen,” Gilmore said of Hiland Park keeping youth baseball alive. Many programs prefer the Dizzy Dean charter, but Gilmore said that Cal Ripken Baseball has been making inroads in Hiland Park, as well as some other areas of the county. Travel ball teams are not allowed in league play. “No, everybody goes into the (player) draft,” Gilmore said. “The good thing about travel ball is that it preps them for the high school level. We want to make sure the rec ball players go out and have a good time, too. “The funny thing about it, is we have a lot of people (involved) that played baseball in Hiland Park years ago.” Certainly baseball in Hiland Park has continued to thrive under current conditions, where in other communities it did not. In conjunction with Callaway, leagues there also offer kids located in more eastern locations of the county a shorter distance to travel in order to participate. R.L. Turner probably has the most name recognition in Bay County because of the team that advanced to Williamsport for the popular Little League World Series in the late 1990s. The league, one of the few here to play under the Little League charter, experienced a growth boom shortly thereafter an expanded to as many as 300 players. Current numbers are closer to 100, said league president David Chapman. What remains, however, is one of the more attractive facilities with two fields located off Lisenby Avenue. Registration is $55 per player for ages 4-14. The organization is strictly volunteer.
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“We have a beautiful park, the only all-grass infield in Bay County,” Chapman said. “We hope kids come see our park and come back and play rec ball. It’s a great experience. There’s no other sport like baseball for a character builder because it’s a sport based on failure, and is about what you do with that failure.” Chapman said the county provides some field maintenance although the league pays the power. Competition is held in five age groups. Chapman is well aware of the impact of travel ball as he has two kids who play for travel ball teams, although he added he thinks that level has become somewhat “watered down and cliquish” as the number of those teams seems to mushroom every year. “What has happened is No. 1, we’re not in a growth sport, participation numbers have been going down,” Chapman said. “Travel ball has really hurt the typical rec league, and most neighborhoods are in a transformation and have got to get younger again. I know for us, we’re not in a growth area. “And our form of baseball, Little League, is antiquated in terms of distances to the mound and not leading off
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(bases). Kids playing travel ball have been leading off since they were 8 or 9 … so for some the game is not as fun.” Chapman was quick to add that internationally Little League Baseball remains by far the largest organization in terms of participation numbers, and has been at the forefront in terms of sports injuries and pitch counts for young pitchers. There also has been debate on Little League moving to open bases and different distance requirements, Chapman said. He said that when travel ball teams were allowed to compete in leagues the difference in ability levels compared to the traditional rec league player was so vast that neither side had fun. “The rec kids couldn’t compete and they quit,” Chapman said. “My plan as a first-year president, although I’ve been involved in the past, in this year get the fields and equipment in good condition, we’ve probably not the nicest fields in town, and then start working on raising money. Hopefully we can attract the kids to come back and play.” Mike Horne is the president of the organization in Southport and said numbers there have improved to 50
kids to 130 in four years. Southport also is looking into starting softball leagues, he said. “We’re trying to get more kids to play rec baseball,” he said. “Travel ball has these teams with phenomenal players, and they absorb a lot of the kids that can play and it also takes away umpires. “We don’t have to put a rec team, either fall or spring, against someone who has never played or wants to learn against kids who for five or six years have been together playing and can play like there’s no tomorrow. We’d be losing them within a year.” That said, Horne believes rec ball is starting to make a comeback. Southport currently charges between $35-55 for registration. “I’m totally for travel ball, but they do not need to play against rec teams, that’s the thing,” Horne said. “We all have different rules. I’d like to see everyone in the county play under the same charter. You’d have a county season, then all-star selection. “I think the same charter would benefit a lot of kids in the game of baseball. There would be more games to be played.”
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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) American “what” was the title of a TV series set in the 1960s with Meg, Helen, Jack, and JJ? Idol, Gladiators, Dreams, Life 2) About what percent of America’s teens get an optimal amount (9+ hrs) of sleep? 9, 20, 31, 42 3) Who was the first U.S. president to appear on a postage stamp? Lincoln, Jefferson, Washington, Madison
Washington and Holmes counties saw flooding Thursday and Friday when incessant rain overran roads, lawns and homes. Monday morning, numerous roads in Washington County still were underwater and closed, and roads such as Moss Hill were turned into streams. In Bonifay, State Road 79 turned into a lake just north of Interstate 10, and the water was still standing in parking lots and lawns Friday afternoon.
4) What country in the news media is often called the “Hermit Kingdom”? Libya, Nigeria, Laos, N. Korea
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5) Of these which is not in Europe? Israel, Albania, Germany, Sweden 6) Where was the first commercial espresso machine manufactured in 1906? San Francisco, Italy, NYC, France 7) Approximately three out of how many American teens drink a caffeinated beverage daily? 4, 6, 8, 10 8) Who was the only former U.S. president to die in the 1700s? Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe 9) What philosopher reportedly drank fifty cups of coffee a day? Confucius, Descartes, Voltaire, Jung 10) Though cancelled due to WWI, where were the 1916 Olympics scheduled to be held? Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Warsaw 11) Of these industrialists who was a surgeon during the Civil War? Ford, Rockefeller, Goodrich, Firestone 12) Where was Elvis Presley scheduled to perform next when he died? Florida, Oregon, Michigan, Maine 13) What averages out to about 512 of them per pound? Paperclips, Potato chips, Popcorn kernels, Plain M & Ms 14) How many coffee beans does it ordinarily take to make an espresso? 20, 42, 100, 180 ANSWERS 1) Dreams. 2) 20. 3) Washington. 4) N. Korea. 5) Israel. 6) Italy. 7) 4. 8) Washington. 9) Voltaire. 10) Berlin. 11) Goodrich. 12) Maine. 13) Plain M & Ms. 14) 42.
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Garden club plans sensory garden
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Special to Extra BONIFAY — The Bonifay Garden Club was asked this spring to help with the gardens at the Bonifay Nursing Home. At its May meeting, the club voted to officially adopt the garden project. Since then, deciding and planning what type of garden would be best became a labor of love. A sensory garden was planned, which contained plants that could be experienced, not only through the sense of sight, but through the senses of touch, sound, smell and taste, as well, for the Bonifay Nursing Home residents. A variety of plants that will stimulate the five senses was hand-picked to be part of the garden. Our hope is that it reaches out to all the residents at a level that supports them and therefore adds a positive influence to their quality of life. There is a great healing in nature, and in the garden, we hope everyone enjoys what it has to offer. “We were thrilled to be able to work with the nursing home to create a
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Maverick Collins, son of David Collins and Jessi Miller, recently celebrated his 1st birthday with a cowboy-themed party in his honor. He enjoyed his special day with friends and family. He especially loved eating his “hay bale” birthday cake. Maverick is the grandson of J.D. Collins, Ann and Wayne McDaniel and Charles and Rita Miller. He is the great-grandson of Ander Brown, Jean Collins, the late Florine Corbitt Brown, the late Doyle Collins and the late Arthur and Lucille Rogers.
relaxing environment the residences can enjoy,” said Adonna Bartlett, club president. “Sensory gardens offer gentle stimulus for the sensory-impaired, and when we reconnect with nature, our senses are fully engaged.” It could not have come together without the hard work of the club members who volunteered their time and energy, Susan Pittman, DiAnn Shores, Eileen Wright, Peggy La Plante and Carla Templeton. The Bonifay Garden Club has been in active membership since 1951, coming to the close of its 62nd year of continuous membership. The club meets second Fridays from September through May. 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 incoming president Adonna Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org. This article was provided by the Bonifay Garden Club.
Scott appoints 4 to North Florida Toffolio makes President’s List at BCF Community College Board Special to Extra
Justin Toffolio has been named to the President’s List at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville for the spring 2013 semester. The President’s List is published each semester to honor those students who maintain a
4.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Toffolio is a sophomore pursuing a bachelor of arts in missions. Toffolio is the son of David and Connie Toffolio of Chipley. He is a 2007 graduate of Chipley High School. The honor student is a member of the First Baptist Church in Chipley.
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New Hope residents discuss disaster readiness Special to Extra NEW HOPE — At the New Hope Watch meeting on June 1, Michelle Hill and Wanda Stafford spoke to the group on how there office support our community in the event of a disaster. Hill is the health department’s tri-county emergency preparedness director, and with a special grant from the Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program, she was able to supply weather radios for the community.
Stafford was able to secure the NOAA weather radio transmitter in Property, about 19 miles south of the Alabama state line on Highway 81. This transmitter, radiating at 162.450 mhz, sends out a special code (S.A.M.E.) for Geneva, Holmes, Walton and Washington counties to let people know in their respected county of a possible threat. The New Hope Watch believes if every home had this type of early warning radio, a lot of lives could be saved.
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Scott signs agreement to implement RESTORE Funding Special to Extra TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott announced on June 26 that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Gulf Consortium to create a process to develop Florida’s State Expenditure Plan for RESTORE funding. Governor Scott said, “We need to do everything in our power to make Florida communities impacted by the BP oil spill whole again – and I’m pleased to work
with the Gulf Consortium to develop projects for the State Expenditure Plan. Development of a comprehensive and thoughtful plan will ensure that Florida moves towards environmental and economic recovery of the Gulf.” “This agreement with the Governor provides us with the opportunity to fully coordinate the collective efforts of all levels of government to restore and protect Florida’s gulf waters,” said Grover Robinson, Escambia County Commissioner and Gulf
Consortium Chairman. “The Gulf Consortium is ready to get to work on a transparent plan that will best enhance the economic and environmental recovery of our coastal communities and the state of Florida.” The agreement lays the groundwork for the Gulf Consortium to work with Governor Scott to ensure that funding sources related to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act
of 2012 (RESTORE Act) are maximized when developing a long term restoration plan for Florida. Key provisions of the Agreement established a streamlined process for review, certification by the Governor, and ultimate submission of projects and programs included in the State Expenditure Plan to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. The RESTORE Act, which was passed by Congress on June 29, 2012, creates the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council,
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Scott: Moody’s investors report highlights state’s economic comeback Special to Extra TAMPA — Gov. Rick Scott outlined key points on July 2 from a report issued by Moody’s Investors Service that highlighted Florida’s economic turnaround. “This report is more proof that our economic policies of the last two years have put Florida’s economy back on track. We were one of the states hardest hit by the economic downturn and the resilience of Florida’s
families and businesses have brought us back. Our unemployment rate had the second fastest drop in the nation since I took office and our economic fundamentals are strong,” Scott said. “It’s working in Florida and our families now have opportunities to live the American Dream in the Sunshine State. Our economy is back on track because we focus every day on creating new jobs for our families,” Scott said.
The study, “Florida Back on Track,” forecasts that “Florida’s 2013 employment growth is expected to increase 1.9 percent, surpassing the national rate of 1.3 percent and remain higher than the nation over the forecast period through 2017. Over the long term, Florida’s economic performance is expected to be strong due to robust population growth and solid economic fundamentals.” “This report documents
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Adopting an older pet can be easier There’s no mistaking it, home make sure their baby pets are adorable and behavior and activity level many grow up to become will fit into your lifestyle, magnificent companions. which is much easier to Unfortunately pet owners determine when you meet often forget the trouble an older pet,” said Stickney. involved with raising a pet “For example, a pet that from infancy, and overlook is calm and relaxed for a Pet Talk the countless mature dogs smaller house versus superawaiting adoption from active pets that need room to shelters and rescue organizations. move around and a large yard. You “Consider adopting an older should also have it meet all of the pet if you want to skip the housefamily to make sure the pet will get training and want an animal that along with the children, males, and may already be obedience trained,” females living in your home.” said Dr. Mark Stickney, Clinical It is also important to ask the Associate Professor at the Texas shelter or rescue organization about A&M College of Veterinary Medicine any known health or behavior issues, & Biomedical Science (CVM). or if the pet has been around other “Another benefit with older pets is pets before or not. that their personality is set when you Preparing your home for an meet them, and any health issues or older pet is not that much different special care needs may already be than a younger one, with a few evident.” exceptions that many find easier. Within the first week of bringing “When bringing home any pet, it is home an older pet, schedule a visit important to have things such as the with your veterinarian to identify appropriate food, bedding, bowls, any health concerns and to update and the appropriate toys like chew vaccinations, heartworm prevention objects for dogs or a scratching tree and parasite prevention. for cats,” said Stickney. “It is also “When selecting a pet to bring essential to have a carpet cleaner
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Kolmetz Family Sing VERNON — The Kolmetz Family Sing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 12 at New Bethany Church. The church is located on Shakey Joe Road in Vernon. For more information call Bertha Padgett at 535-2737.
Kolmetz Kousins Family Reunion VERNON — The Kolmetz Kousins Family Reunion will be held at 10 a.m. on July 13 at the Hinson Crossroads Fire Station.
Enrichment Center offers after-school program CHIPLEY — T.J. Roulhac Enrichment and Activity Center will offer a free after-school program beginning in September. The program will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday for children under the age of 18. The major purpose of the program is the improvement of academic skills, the reduction of juvenile delinquency and the elimination of youth violence. The program will be staffed by three contracted personnel — a program director, an educational coordinator and an activity coordinator. All positions require a high school diploma
or GED and some basic computer knowledge. Job applicants should contact the school on Saturday mornings at 638-2115, or the following numbers during the week at 535-2587 or 867-1566.
Cobb-Worley reunion slated BONIFAY — The descendants of Andrew and Rebecca Cobb Worley will hold their 23rd Annual Family Reunion at 9 a.m. on July 27 at the Bonifay Ag Center located on Highway 90 one mile east of Highway 79 in Bonifay. All family members and friends are invited to attend. Bring a well filled food basket and family pictures for a time of reminiscing and fellowship. Lots of entertainment is lined up for your enjoyment. For more information call D.B. Worley at 5479282 or Teresa Bush at 263-4744 or 263-3072.
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All through my life, I have a wee bit of sanity in this been awkward when talking politically correct world to someone of the opposite around me. Frankly, I do not gender. I had thought by know why anybody wants to be the time I got to this stage politically correct. Being the of life, post-young, I sensitive kind of person would have left a lot that I am, I am going to of this behind. Just give it the old college when I think I have a try. good handle on this I sat down with my situation, something wife, and we began to happens setting me figure out how that I, back at least two a very sensitive and generations. politically correct DR. JAMES I was doing fine until person, could address L. SNYDER I heard a news report somebody of the Out to Pastor giving information opposite gender. that the word “freshman” was “I guess I can still call them no longer a politically correct women,” I said with a degree word to use when speaking of certainty in my voice. of college students. They are My wife looked at me and now referred to as “First-Year slowly shook her head. “I’m Students.” According to this afraid that the word ‘women,’ report, the word freshman is is offensive to some of these offensive to women. politically correct individuals How and why it is offensive, because the word ends in they never did say, but being in ‘men,’ which is a masculine a politically correct world this gender.” word may no longer be used. I looked at her and This is where my confusion scratched my head vigorously comes in. Where are these “It also applies,” she individuals offended by the continued, “with the word word “freshman?” I wish they ‘woman’ because it also ends would come and explain to me with the masculine ‘man.’” how this word offends them. I never really gave this This word has been used for much thought before. It never generation after generation, occurred to me that the last and this is the first time it is three letters of a word could hurting certain individuals. be offensive to someone to the I brought this to the point they are offended by that attention of the Gracious word. Mistress of the Parsonage “So,” I said rather to see if maybe she could thoughtfully rubbing my chin, shed a little bit of light on the “I will have to begin calling situation. Unfortunately, she those individuals females.” I was as much in the dark about smiled and thought I had come this as I was. up with a solution. I looked at I try to keep up with the my wife to get her approval. latest trends, and I must say Shaking her head, she said, that I am around 18 years “That word is not acceptable behind my schedule. anymore, either. If you look at So, I am trying to retain the word, you will find that it
BONIFAY — The Southern Gospel group, the Four Calvary Quartet, will be in concert at Union Hill Baptist Church on Sunday July 21 during the Sunday School hour beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing into the worship hour. Everyone is invited to attend this concert and then stay for fellowship and lunch at noon. Union Hill Baptist Church is at 2759 Union Hill Church Road in Bonifay. The church is on County Road 177 and is one mile south of the Miller’s Crossroad and Route 2 intersection.
‘Fun in the Son’ at Union Hill BONIFAY — “Fun in the Son” days will be observed on July 27 and Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include lunch. Youth and children age 4 and older are invited, along with parents, for water slide, puppets, music and drama, Bible study and crafts. Union Hill Baptist Church is at 2759 Union Hill Church Road in Bonifay. The church is on County Road 177 and is one mile south of the Millers Crossroad and Route 2 intersection. To pre-register, call 334-886-3513 or email ascollins@ centurytel.net. For more information, call Liz Kidd at 263-3612.
Master’s Trio at Otter Creek The Master’s Trio (Clayton Thomas) will sing at 7 p.m. on July 20 at Otter Creek Methodist Church. The church is four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Everyone is invited.
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11 KJV ends in the word ‘male,’ and as you know that is masculine.” I am really getting bogged down with all of this political correctness nonsense. How people can be so sensitive to be upset by a word. My father used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” “Well,” I said in a little bit of desperation, “I guess I’ll just have to call them lady.” “Not so fast,” she said looking at me. “How do you spell lady? The first three letters spell the word ‘lad,’ and everybody knows a lad is a boy.” It has been a long time since I have been this frustrated. For the life of me, I do not intend to offend anybody if it all possible. I am just getting to the point where I am not sure it is going to be possible not to offend persons of the opposite gender. I finally came up with the word I thought would solve all my political correctness dilemma. And I threw it at her. “I will just call them a person.” I was proud of my accomplishment. Someone, no names will be mentioned, laughed hysterically at me while shaking her head. “Buster,” she said, “You still don’t get it, do you? The word person ends with the word ‘son’ and everybody knows a son is a male child.”
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I cannot call them women or woman or female or lady or person because somewhere in those words someone sees something masculine. “I know what I’ll do,” I said to my wife with a smile dancing across my face, “whenever I see someone of the opposite gender I will shout out loud and clear ‘Hey, you.’” “I think you’re getting worse as you go along here,” she said. “You do know what the word ‘hey’ begins with?” I thought for a moment, sadly shaking my head, I looked at her and said, “He?” I will never arrive at any degree of political correctness, at least during my lifetime. And, I will never understand any one of the opposite gender, whatever you call them. I do take a little consolation in God’s Word. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11 KJV). I do not have to be politically correct when I come to God because His Word is final.
George H. Calhoun George Hammond Calhoun, 75, of Bonifay, Fla., went home to be with the Lord and Savior on July 8, 2013. He was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Calhoun County, Fla., to the late Orison Memory Calhoun and Jane Warren Calhoun. He is preceded in deaths by a sister, Irene Anderson, a brother, Memory Artice Calhoun and a loving wife of 49 years, Beatrice Curry Calhoun. He is survived by his wife Judy Calhoun, two daughters; Gwen Calhoun Peacock (Willard) and Tina Calhoun (Catherine Stephens), one brother, Glen Calhoun, two grandsons, Hunter Peacock and Grady Peacock and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Calhoun retired from Monsanto Chemical Company after 37 years. He was then a farmer/
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Thomas E. Crawley Mr. Thomas Edward Crawley, 92, passed away May 15, 2013, at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, Gulfport, Miss. He served honorably as a Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy submarine service and as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. A loving and caring friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Lon Crawley; mother, Maggie
Crawley; sister, Estelle Forster and brothers, Daniel Elmer and Robert Elwood. Survivors are sister, Ethel Nell Sheffield of Spanish Fort, Ala.; brother, Eldon Crawley of Chipley; five nieces and five nephews. He was buried with full military honors at the Biloxi, Miss., National Cemetery.
Carrie M. Gatlin Mrs. Carrie Mae Gatlin, 88, of Westville, died on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Bay Medical Center in Panama City. Born Sunday, Sept. 7, 1924, in Clermont, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm Harris and the late Carrie Wilson Harris. She was a member of Hickory Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Lee Gatlin; son, Arthur Lee Gatlin, Jr. and daughter Betty Baird. Surviving are son, Robert (Bob) Gatlin of
Westville; daughter, Glenda Roush and husband Dale, of Enterprise, Ala.; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A Funeral service was held at 10 a.m., on Monday, June 17, 2013, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Grier officiating. Interment followed in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Westville, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m., on Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.
Willa M. Hayes Willa Marie Hayes, 91, of Chipley, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at her residence surrounded by loved ones. Marie was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Ebro to Nelson and Nancy (Pitts) Long. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, she worked as a manager for the Roulhac Middle School lunch room, and was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Hayes. She is survived by her son, James Hayes and wife Loette of Chipley; two daughters, Nina Strickland (Jerry) of Chipley, Nell Cook (Bill) of Warner Robins, Ga.; two
sisters, Lavivan Barefield of Echo, Ala., Mathel McFayden of Chipley; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at Poplar Head Independent Free Will Baptist Church in Chipley, with the Rev. Tim Owens and the Rev. Otis Whitehead officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Poplar Head cemetery in Chipley. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley directing. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Emerald Coast Hospice at 1330 South Blvd. Chipley, FL 32428.
Helen B. Mahs Miss. Helen Betty Mahs, 89, of Bonifay, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay. Born Wednesday, June 4, 1924, in Brainard, Minn. She was the daughter of the late Herman Mahs and the late Doris Grondin Mahs. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she started the Ruth Sunday School class and was a director of many years of the W. M. U. at First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Holmes County Retired Educators Association and also a member of the Bonifay Garden Club. A Memorial service was held at 6 p.m., on
Ruth Zaharski Ruth Zaharski, 82, of Bonifay, died Saturday, June 29, 2013. Memorialization was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at First Baptist Church located at 311 N. Waukesha Street Bonifay, 32425 with the Rev. Shelly Chandler officiating with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Aaron M. Bullock Mr. Aaron Moses Bullock, 81, of Chipley, passed away June 28 at his resident in Chipley. He was a native of Monticello, Miss., and resided in Chipley most of his life. He was of the Holiness faith served as a Deacon of Yes Lord Deliverance COGIC. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Minnie Bell Bullock; Children, Erie Ivery (Jimmy), Ella Williams, Aaron Bullock Jr. (Sandra), Larry Bullock (Enoice), Charles Bullock, Johnny Bullock (Linda), Carl Bullock and Linda Johnson (Mark); brother,
Dustin R. Davis
J.D. Bullock; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; greatgreat-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, at The Yes Lord Deliverance Church of God in Christ with Elder David Woods, and the Rev. Price Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Northside Cemetery in Chipley. The remains were in repose at the church from 1 p.m. until time for services at 2 p.m. The Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley in charge of arrangements.
Jerry L. Collins Jerry Lee Collins, 65, of Bonifay, died Sunday, June 16, 2013. Memorialization
was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Darlene M. Corbin Mrs. Darlene May Corbin, 68, of Westville, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City. Born Monday, April 16, 1945, in Fultonville, New York, she was the daughter of the late Leo Caruso and the late Catherine Carey Caruso. She was the wife of Clarence Corbin. Surviving are son, Bruce Corbin of Westville; daughters, Loretta Clark of Wausau, and Patricia Kristoff of Chandler, Ariz.; brothers, Mike Caruso of Cottondale, Larry Caruso of St. Petersburg, Danny Caruso of Ponce de Leon,
Sam Caruso of Malone and Ronnie Caruso of Zellwood; sisters, Sandra Riley of Wausau, Brenda Lewis of St. Petersburg, and Leona Locklear of DeFuniak Springs; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church with the Mr. Chad Corbin officiating. Interment followed in Hickory Hill Cemetery, Westville, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m., on Friday, June 28, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.
Mildred L. Darley Mildred Lewis Darley, 83, of Holmes County died July 5, 2013. Funeral services were held July 7, 2013, at
Izagora United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Izagora Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.
Don Medley Mr. Don ‘Donnie’ Medley, 73, of Bonifay, went to be with the Lord on June 29, 2013, at his home. He was born April 26, 1940, in Hickory, Miss., to the late William Fletcher and Esther Lee Parrish Medley. Mr. Medley is survived by his wife, Carolyn Land Medley of Bonifay; two sons, Jeff Medley and wife Melody of Bonifay, and Lance Medley of Bonifay; two grandsons, Daniel Medley and wife Haley of Jacksonville, and Austin Medley of Bonifay; soon to be great-granddaughter, Gracie Lynn Medley; two brothers, Guy Medley and
wife Ann of Dothan, Ala., and Ray Medley and wife Margaret of Bonifay; one sister, Carolyn Matthias and husband Roy of Bonifay and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at First Assembly of God Church Bonifay with the Rev. John Chance and the Rev. Brenda Thornton officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay. Family received friends from 57 p.m., Monday at First Assembly of God Church.
Billy Mingo Mr. Billy Mingo, 73, of Caryville, passes away June 27, 2013, at his resident. He was a native of Caryville and of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his son, Billy Mingo Jr., Caryville; brother, James Howard, Miami; sisters, Martha L. Griffin, Willie Mae Johns both of Caryville and Pauline Mingo, Panama City; brotherin-law, the Rev. James Johns, Pastor of St. Matthews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Caryville, with the Rev. Price Wilson and the Rev. George Davis officiating. Interment followed in the St. Matthews
Cemetery with Copper Funeral Home of Chipley directing. The remains were in repose at the church from 10 a.m. until time for the services at 11 a.m. the Cooper Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Dustin Richard Davis, 22, of Chipley, passed away on June 16, 2013. Dustin was born on Sept. 8, 1990. Dustin’s family would like to express their gratitude and thanks for the outpouring of love and support from all his friends and family. Dustin loves his daughters, Leela Leann three years old and Twyla Faye, two years old with all his heart and his brother Phillip Curry. His mother Denise Faye Everett was dearest to his heart. Thanks for your loving care and support for them. Special thanks to the Rev. Blake Everett for the special blessed service. Special thanks to Aunt Christy Everett Jones for managing the service
with love and blessings. Special thanks to Aunt Linda Worthington for her outpouring of love, support and good food. Dustin loved going fishing at her home with Grandpa Jerry Everett and Mee Maw, Fran Craft. Special thanks to Francis Everett for her love and support. Special thanks to Mrs. Phyllis Carroll, Florist in Bonifay. Dustin will be missed by many that love his radiant smile, beautiful brown eyes, the love of nature and his generous caring ways, for his family and friends. Dustin and Amy are in the arms of the Angels. May they meet in peace. God’s blessing to all. Services were held at his home in Chipley on June 21, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Jimmy D. Register Jimmy Dixon Register, 76, of Graceville passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013, at the CampbelltonGraceville Hospital. Mr. Jimmy was born in Graceville on Jan. 31, 1937, to the late Glen O. Register, Sr. and Maxie Dixon Register. Beloved husband, dad, granddaddy and great granddaddy, he worked for many years with the family business, Register’s Dairy, and then continued to raise cattle on his farm. Mr. Jimmy was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. Survived by his beloved wife Janice Register, Graceville; son, Richard Register, Marianna; daughter, Cynthia McQuaig (Michael), Panama City; brother, Eddie Register; sister-in-law Betty Register, Graceville; five grandchildren, Jeremy Longshore (Amanda), Crystal Girton (Jordan),
Brooke Newell (Kyle), Kelsey Davis (Stephen), and Kaitlin Register; seven great grandchildren, Chloe, Christian, Claire, Kinsley, Greyson, Logan and Lilly Grace and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Damascus Baptist Church with the Rev. Chester Padgett and Dr. Bill Floyd officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 5. Flowers accepted or the family requests those wishing to make memorials to Damascus Baptist Church 5083 Hwy. 77, Graceville, FL 32440. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. jamesandlipford.com.
Lula C. Uptagrafft Lula Catherine “Cathy” Uptagrafft, 67, of Marianna passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013, at her home. She was born in Bonifay, on Nov. 15, 1945 to the late Jasper and Texie Butts, Sr. Cathy had lived in Marianna for over 20 years and had grown up in Milton. She was a dedicated member of the Marianna First Methodist Church and will be greatly missed by her church family. She taught school for 36 years and was a positive influence and a caring friend to many who knew her. Cathy was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lamar Uptagrafft; parents; her brothe,r James A. Ellis and sister, Deltraene Ellis. Survivors include her brother, J. E. Butts, II of Milton; sister, Abby
Murphy and husband Jerry of Pace; very special brother-in-law, Curtis Uptagrafft of Marianna; sister-in-law, Shirley Moss and husband Roger of Bonifay and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and many special friends. A celebration of Cathy’s life will be held at 1 p.m., on July 14, 2013, in the First United Methodist Church of Marianna with the Rev. Phil Elwell officiating. Light refreshments will follow in the reception hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Selma United Methodist Children’s Home or the Lula Rawls Service Guild. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh. com.
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Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 1, 2, and 3/BR. Financial Assistance available is qualified. 638-4640. Nice 1BR apt. Bonifay. Kitchen, LR, Bdrm w/walk in closet. W/S/Garbage included. $ 5 0 0 / m o . (850)547-5244, (850)329-8381.
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6-3273 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C A S E NO.:09000557CA
7-3279 Notice of Public Hearing to Revise School B o a r d Policies/Procedures, Student Code of Student Conduct and Pupil Progression Plan Washington County School District 652 Third Street – Chipley, FL 32428 Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Notice is hereby given that on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm., the Washington County School Board will consider adopting/revising School Board Policies/Procedures, Code of Student Conduct and the Pupil Progression Plan. The purpose and specific legal authority under which School B o a r d Policies/Procedures are authorized, and a summary of the estimate of economic impact of the proposed policies/procedures on all affected persons, are given. Purpose To revise School Board Policies/Procedures based on policy and legislative changes. Proposed Revisions to School Board Policies/Procedures 3.50+ Public Information and Inspection of Records 5.14 Homeless Students 5.32 Z e r o Tolerance for School Related Crimes 6.62+ AIDS, Bloodborne Pathogens and Environmental Hazards 6.90 P e r sonnel Files 8.14 Inspections 9.80+ School Concurrency Code of Student Conduct (includes Student Attendance Policy) Pupil Progression Plan Legal Authority The Washington County School Board is authorized under Chapter 1001.43 of the Florida K-20 Education Code to develop/revise policy and procedures. Economic Impact The cost of promulgating these revisions will be approximately $.50 per document. Cost or benefit to those affected: None Impact on open market: None Individuals wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed new/revised Policies/Procedures may contact the Superintendent’s Office at 652 Third Street, Chipley, Florida As published in the Washignton County News July 10, 24, 31, 2013.
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6-3277 Request for Proposals The City of Chipley, Florida hereby requests proposals for professional services to conduct the audit for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012. The audit must make an examination of the financial statements of the City of Chipley as of September 30, 2012. The examinations are to be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards, Government Auditing Standards promulgated by the Comptroller General of the United States, the provisions of the Federal Single Audit Act and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Audits of State, Local Governments, and Nonprofits, and the Rules of the Auditor General of the State of Florida. Firms interested in submitting a proposal to provide the services must provide the following information: Description of the firm and approach to auditing services. Experience in conducting governmental auditing. Qualifications of the individuals to be assigned to the audits. Experience in auditing various Federal and State Grant Programs. Failure to provide the above information will result in disqualification of your proposal. For additional information and/or to submit a p r o p o s a l , contact/submit proposal to: Patrice Yates, Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk City of Chipley 1442 Jackson Avenue Post Office Box 1007 Chipley, Florida 32428 (850) 638-6350 Respondents are required to submit an original and three (3) copies in a sealed envelope marked “SEALED PROPOSAL FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES”. Proposals must be received by 2:00 p.m., CST on July 26, 2013, at the City of Chipley City Hall, Attention: Patrice Yates, Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. The street address is 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428. The City of Chipley reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any informalities or technicalities in the proposal process and to award the contract(s) in the best interest of the City. The City of Chipley supports “Equal Opportunity Employment”. As published in the Washington County News July 7, 10, 2013.
to the highest bidder for cash on the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428, at the hour of 11:00AM, on July 31, 2013, the following described property: LOT 21 OF PINE LAKE ESTATES, PHASE III, A SUBDIVISION, IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST, W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surpluse 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 this 14 day of June, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447: Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & voice impaired:: 1-800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@hud14.flco urts.org. As published in the Washington County News July 3, and July 10, 2013.
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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.
2000 Ford Crown Vic. Police interceptor. Runs good, in good condition w/spot light & push bars. $2500.00 OBO. (850)263-7892.
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