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Kiwanis requests contract change By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Assistant State Attorney Brandon Young came before the Bonifay City Council on behalf of the Bonifay Kiwanis Club to renegotiate a 50-year contract between the city and the club for the use of Memorial Field during the council meeting on Monday.

“There is a 50-year agreement between the Bonifay Kiwanis Club and the City of Bonifay for the use of Memorial Field that was renewed in 1995,” Young said. “Before the Kiwanis Club would receive numerous bills to pay various people for jobs, and this contract was arranged between the club and the city so that the club would pay one lump sum to the city to cover all the expenses as-

sociated with using Memorial Field for two events.” The contract agreed on a payment of $5,000 per year, which covered the yearly rodeo and all-night gospel sing, with a cost of living reassessment, he said. “Over the past few years, they’ve been receiving a few bills in addition to the $5,000,” Young said. “Since the club has

done away with the allnight gospel sing; there’s only one event. Also, at the time, garbage was a large expense to the city, which was around $2,000. However, for the last few years, the club has a contract dealing directly with Waste Management, so that is no longer an expense of the city.” Young proposed the 50year contract be reduced


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to a five-year contract and the lump amount be held at $6,000. “I can admit, in 18 years $5,000 may not seem to be the appropriate amount any more, and I don’t feel that handing you $5,000 and saying we’re done because of a 50-year contract is going to leave us in very good standings with one another,”


County preps for FEMA By CECILIA SPEARS

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$106,000 each, and if not for the funds provided by the Ebro Greyhound Track’s additional funding, the district would not have been able to afford the buses. “Right now, we’ve got enough to have one provided

BONIFAY — Holmes County Board of County Commissioners discussed preparations for the arrival of Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives with the Director of Emergency Operations Center Wanda Stafford during a special session on Thursday. “We met with the FEMA director yesterday at the EOC,” Stafford said. “The kick-off meeting will be held in a couple of weeks, and FEMA representatives will want to meet with us to go with the Holmes County road foremen to assess damages. Our project worksheets will be written at that time, and we’ll work out all the small and large projects.” Stafford said 75 percent of the funding will be paid at the beginning for the small projects. However, for the large projects, they will ask for a 12 percent match from the county. “We’re going to ask for a waiver,” Stafford said. “In 2009 we asked for a waiver, and we had half of the match waived.” She said the EOC would also ask for vector control, which is a countywide mosquito spraying. “I’m requesting a county engineer to make sure that all FEMA funds are captured,” Stafford said. “These representatives may come in as soon as next week, and they’ll want to be ready to get started.” Stafford also requested two temporary positions be opened specifically for documentation upkeep and organization. “This is a critical point,” she said. “Documentation determines if we get funding or not, and if one little detail is out of order, we risk not



Ponce De Leon Elementary School free breakfast PONCE DE LEON — The Holmes County School Board has announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students in the National School Breakfast Program for the 2013-14 school year. All students will be served breakfast at no charge at Ponce de Leon Elementary School For more information, call the Gail Anderson, food service administrator, at 5479341 ext. 256.


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School district welcomes 11 new buses By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — The Holmes County District Schools welcomed 11 new school buses into their fleet on Thursday. “All these buses are state of the art and have superior

marks in safety,” said Superintendent Eddie Dixon. “The buses are longer, holding four more children and have seats that are a foot taller to protect the children’s heads and necks. There are also four digital cameras throughout the bus for increased security.” Dixon said the buses cost

Esto approves first reading of mobile home ordinance By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT ESTO — Esto Town Council held the first reading of its new proposed mobile home ordinance during their Aug. 6 meeting. “All mobile homes must meet the following requirements for Esto prior to being placed on real property in the town,” Council member Teresa Harrison read. “All mobile homes must be structurally sound, clean, sanitary, well-maintained and approved by council.

Council may give a 90-day extension, if needed. “All mobile homes must meet all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards and the Florida Manufactured Building Act. All mobile homes must meet all requirements on Application for Town of Esto. “If any mobile home is moved onto the property without council approval, a $250 fine will be assessed and a lien will be placed on the property. An additional

$10 per day will be charged until it is moved off the property.” Council member Darlene Madden asked about the purpose of the 90-day extension. “Sometimes a good mobile home will be moved in, but it still isn’t inhabitable,” Town Council President Danny Powell said. “The 90 days gives anyone a reasonable amount of time to complete necessary finishing touches, like putting on the skirting, hooking up the water, etc. After that, the fines will start, and I will add that

the 90-day extension is still based on council approval.” John Little came before the council to ask that they sign an ordinance against granting illegal immigrants amnesty and benefits. The council approved of the resolution of support. “I realize we have illegals, and they’ve been here for a long time,” Powell said. “I just don’t think that it’s fair to those of us who are paying our dues and that can’t get ahead because they’re taking the burden of these illegals.” The council approved of

paying a local man $2,115 to repair and refurbish the kitchen and inside of the Esto Community Center. Madden said there will be a yard sale on Sept. 14 to raise money for next year’s Two-Toe Tom Festival. She said they are accepting donations to sell at the yard sale to help raise funds. She said anything will be accepted as a donation, from clothes to furniture, and if anyone was interested in making a donation or would like more information to contact her at 263-3201.


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fema from page A1 getting funded at all.” Commissioner David Whitaker said he had spoke with the Director of Chipola Work Force and said there is additional manpower and funding to help with just that. Stafford agreed to look into the Chipola Work Force and the Board approved of giving Stafford the authority to head the FEMA project. The board approved of the resolution stating the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners was in support of Walton County’s RESTORE Act, which was presented to the Board at the last meeting. “They were wanting us to join forces with them before, but we didn’t have the chance to review it fully,” Chairman Monty Merchant said. During the last Board of County Commissioners’ meeting, Larry Jones and Billy McKee with Walton County presented a resolution to the Board stating the Board was in support of Walton’s upcoming RE-

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STORE Act Project. “We’re working on two projects pertaining to the RESTORE Act,” Jones said. “The first is an inventory of all unpaved roads that would affect the Choctawhatchee River water shed with sediment. So far we’ve got over 800 listed in Holmes, Washington and Walton counties.” Jones said the second project was a study on bank erosion. “These studies are just the first step in getting grants to pave these roads, so that sedimentation off of these roads can be greatly reduced,” he said. “We’re moving on with the studies, and this resolution is just saying that Holmes County supports our project.” County Attorney Jeff Goodman advised the board that this was an ideal opportunity. “These restoration claims go all the way up to Washington,” Goodman said. “We’re talking billions, not millions, of dollars in funding.”

County Engineer Cliff Knauer added the studies would help them in future grant pursuits as well. Goodman requested the new Garbage Franchise Agreement be tabled until the next meeting. “The one that was given to you is the first draft, not the final draft,” Goodman said. “There’s only very few changes between the first and last, but I just want to make sure you’re signing the right agreement.” Goodman gave an update on the Holmes County Fair Board. “I had a conversation with Clint Erickson, and he has informed me that the Fair Board has agreed to dissolve and has sought counsel with Attorney Lucas Taylor,” Goodman said. “I must admit that at first I was very uneasy to hear they’ve taken counsel with another attorney, but when I heard it was Lucas, I could rest assured knowing they’re in very capable hands. They’ve got a lot to do to dissolve the Fair Board in the proper fashion, but Taylor will be more than able to help them in this transition.” Greg Barton, Director of Emergency Management Services, gave a report on the success of the EMS Collections, saying they were over their projected amount and more successful than surrounding agencies. “We’ve had 1,665 accounts come in,” Barton

said. “Everyone goes to collections now, regardless of being late on payments, as to the approval of the council.” Barton said he was having an issue with the New Hope Fire Station. “We rent it out for the community to hold their family reunions, community functions and fundraisers. However, we’ve got one who wants to come in to train drug and attack dogs,” Barton said. “The main problem is that we don’t have a lease agreement, and this is the first time we’ve encountered something like this.” The board agreed Barton should politely reject the person’s request because of liability and the upcoming hurricane season, which the fire station is also used as an emergency shelter. The board also agreed Goodman should write up a lease agreement. “If you’re going to rent the building out then you must have a lease agreement, otherwise you run into the problem Washington County had with their Agricultural Center, when people were coming in and holding raves there,” Goodman said. “There was extensive damage and drugs left there from these people who preyed on those with weak lease agreements.” Commissioner Bill Parish wanted to stress the State of Emergency has been lifted, and county policies are back in place.

Young said. “We need to be able to renegotiate the contract every five years so that it’s still fresh with those who can remember when the contract renegotiated last. We appreciate all that the city has done, but there’s something that needs to be done about this contract.” Council member Richard Woodham suggested a workshop be held to negotiate the terms of the new contract. The council approved of City Engineer Amir Zafar’s request for a change order that would speed up the progress being made on several streets in Bonifay, which includes Varner and Virginia Avenue. The council also approved of allowing Stantec Engineering Firm to clean up Middlebrooks Park on Sept. 10. The council approved of grant writer Bob Jones putting in an application for a $50,000 grant to fix the water park at Middlebrooks Park. “We’ve got to do something additional to the playground and picnic area to do what we need to do for additional points,” Jones said. “We also need a new recreational committee. The old one has been inactive for so long that it’s considered non-existent.” Mayor Lawrence Cloud agreed to come up with at least two additional members in the next few days

and appointed council member Micah McCormick chairman. City Clerk Jeri Gibson read the First Reading of the city’s Capital Assets Policy, which she indicated was deemed necessary by the city’s auditor. “All purchase of real and personal property with an original cost of $1,000 and an expected life of one year or more shall be designated by the City as a capital asset,” read Gibson. “All purchases of capital assets shall be subject to the purchasing, cash disbursement and procurement procedures currently adopted by the Council at the time of purchase.” Cloud informed the council he and Public Works Supervisor Jack Marell spent hours with a representative from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess 37 different projects throughout the city because of the damage caused by the recent rains. Marell said those individuals wanting to check to see if FEMA would help reimburse or pay for damage caused by the recent excessive rains during the State of Emergency can contact Wanda Stafford at the Emergency Operations Center at 547-5114. The next scheduled meeting of the Bonifay City Council is set for 6 p.m. on Aug. 26.

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School District preps for new school year By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Holmes County District School Board reviewed and approved administrative programs for the 2013-14 school year during the Board’s Aug. 6 meeting. At the top of their agenda, the board approved its contract with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office to provide local law enforcement for school board meetings and school-related functions. “It’s very economical,” Chairman Rusty Williams said. “We get more than what we pay for.” The board also approved the Code of Student Conduct.

“The only thing that has changed is that we’ve done away with requiring students to make up days that are missed, and we’ve added verbiage against bullying,” District Administrator Jean West said. “Though the change in requiring students to make up missed days is more like reverting back to the old code, before they were required to make up days on Saturday mornings beginning at 6 a.m.” The board approved of a personnel handbook. “This is the first time we’ve had a district handbook,” Superintendent Eddie Dixon said. “It’s a personnel handbook that goes to every employee within the district, which included custodians, bus drivers, etc.

It is a collaboration of board policies and state statutes that not only gives our personnel answers to their questions but the reasons behind them.” The board approved of an Interagency Agreement with Chipola College for the Take Stock in Children Program. “This program has been around for years, raising money for scholarships, and then about three years ago it just kind of stalled out,” Dixon said. “Chipola College has volunteered to administrate this program for us at no cost. This program is for at-risk children who won’t receive academic scholarships and just fall between the cracks.” School board member

Debbie Kolmetz said she was happy that the Take Stock in Children scholarship was returning to Holmes County schools. The board also approved of Project Application for 21st Century Community Learning Center to help fund the local WINGS program. “This is a wonderful program that has been very beneficial to our community,” Williams said. Other items the board approved included Service Agreement for Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida State University’s Early Childhood Autism Program; Performance Contract with Spectrum Counseling first year extension; Performance Contract for Occupational Therapy Services second year ex-

tension; July 29 meeting minutes; and Project Application for IDEA Part B, Entitlement and IDEA, Part B and Preschool. “We’re getting ready for a new school year,” Dixon said. “We’ve visited all the facilities, and we’ve got the air conditioning for Ponce de Leon High School almost ready. Thursday, teachers will be returning to all the schools in Holmes County, and then the students will be back on Monday.” Board Member Shirley Owens wanted to remind everyone several of their bus drivers had went out to pick up the district’s 11 new school buses. The next meeting of the Holmes County District School Board is set for 6 p.m. on Aug. 20.


from page A1 to each school,” Dixon said. “I would like to look into getting additional buses fairly soon. We still have buses that are 13 to 18 years old, and that’s just not going to hack it.” He explained the proposed funding was established into the millage increase to help purchase the buses. “These new buses get over 11 miles to the gallon, which is almost double the amount of the old ones, which only get six miles to the gallon,” Dixon said. “The money we’re saving in gas is going to take care of most of the interest rate in and of itself. This is a great investment for the safety of our students as well as economically for the school district.”

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the path for researchers from the University of South The Chipley City Council Florida to exhume bodies is to be commended for at the former Dozier School their proactive work toward for Boys in Marianna. extending city water lines Former inmates at the south of Interstate 10. school have alleged abuse, The process back in rape, torture and even February when Mayor murder of children by adult Linda Cain invited staff members in the 1950s Consultant Doug Bruce and ’60s. to explain to the council USF researchers have what the city could do to identified 50 graves in the seek grants to fund the school’s unmarked burial expansion of the utilities grounds, which are 19 beyond the I-10 boundary. more than the state found Getting utilities south in a brief investigation that of the interstate would concluded in 2008. open up properties for Researchers, as well new businesses such as as the families of the dead restaurants and hotels children, want to exhume and could generate much the bodies so they can be needed tax revenue for the examined and identified. city and county. In May a judge denied The city selected the a request from Attorney Tallahassee firm of Doug General Pam Bondi to Bruce & Associates to exhume the remains. serve as consultants in the In response, USF process. applied to the Florida On Thursday, Angela Department of State for an Drzewiecki, representing archaeological permit to dig Doug Bruce & Associates, up the burial sites. presented a grant proposal However, Secretary to the council. of State Ken Detzner The council was set turned it down, saying his to approve a resolution department doesn’t have on Tuesday authorizing the legal authority. the consultants to seek a That was a flimsy, Water Supply Development bureaucratic dodge. Community Assistance On Aug. 6, the governor Initiative Grant from the and his Cabinet members Northwest Florida Water — Bondi, Agriculture Management District. Commissioner Adam This resolution is just Putnam and Chief Financial one small step, but it is Officer Jeff Atwater a step forward toward progress, so congratulations — unanimously approved a land agreement that will to Mayor Cain and the rest allow the USF research to of the council for looking proceed. to the future for not only We applaud the Chipley, but Washington move, especially Bondi’s County as well. persistence in pursuing this. The families deserve Progress at Dozier answers as to what Kudos to Gov. Rick Scott happened to their loved and his Cabinet for clearing ones.

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Elderly author grew up with her own type of drug problem By Wendy Victoria

Northwest Florida Daily News As assignment editor, I get frequent requests from authors to write about books they published themselves. Being a bit of a book snob, I almost always say no. Last week, though, I said yes after getting a book from a local woman in her 80s who wrote about growing up on a farm in Holmes County. Ironically, she doesn’t want her name used and doesn’t want the publicity, which begs the question of why she brought me the book. I can’t answer that, but I can tell you I wouldn’t have survived her upbringing and neither would my children. The fifth of 10 children, the author says she was raised in a house with no screens, running water or outhouse. The only furniture they had was two beds, a table, chairs and a rocking chair with one leg shorter than the other. When one of the kids

misbehaved, her mother whipped all of them with a branch from a peach tree in the yard. That tree was missing so many “switches” it never produced more than a few tiny, ugly peaches. Between the ages of about 5 and 10, the author was entrusted with the care of her five younger brothers while her mother worked in the fields. She writes about holding a pillow over her baby brothers’ faces so she could try to get them to nap. Only a child herself, she didn’t realize that could have killed them. Any shoes they wore didn’t fit and they didn’t complain. They ate what they could grow or what was given to them in trade. Their mother convinced them that eating chicken feet would make them better looking. Later, the author figured out her mother likely just wanted to save the better parts of the chicken for the pastor when he visited. When she left home at 17, she’d never seen her reflection in a

mirror, taking her mother’s word that she was pretty. She’d never been anywhere other than her home, church or school. She was afraid. Still, she turned out OK, as did every one of her siblings, she writes. And that’s more than we can say for a lot of kids raised in more permissive times. “One of my friends asked me if we had drug problems when I was growing up,” she wrote. “I replied, ‘I had a drug problem when I was growing up. “I was drug to church two times on Sunday. I was drug to the cotton fields every day. I was drug behind the house when I disobeyed my parents … “And all of those drugs are still in my veins. They affect my behavior and everything I do, say or think. God bless the parents who drug us.” Daily News Assignment Editor Wendy Victoria can be reached at 358-4478 or wvictoria@

Visit with Mr. Smith adds to N.D. Miller Company story Mr. Ben Smith sent me word that some errors occurred in my previous story, and knowing that he had recently celebrated his 88th birthday, Jack and I paid him a visit. I often make errors in my stories and don’t usually try to correct them and I won’t in this case, because most of the material came from Barbara the daughter of Brown Miller, in the Heritage of Holmes County book. However, Mr. Smith and Miller’s HAPPY CORNER son Julian Hazel Wells Tison Miller did agree that The label from a can of Pure Cane Syrup from the National Can Company in the story of water in the Baltimore, Md., features the N.D. Miller Company Store in Bonifay. gas tank was just a story and did not happen. were the Suwanee Store, had bought the company, labels among the Tison I searched the with Roy Dowling as the planted the entire 40 acres memorabilia but I would E.W. Carswell book proprietor and later Mr. in potatoes. guess that it was some of “Holmsteading” to find the J.M. Browning. The only Brown Miller had lived Jack’s Grandma Meeker’s date of the formation of restaurant he remembered previously in Miami and family, the Youngs, who the N.SD Miller Wholesale was operated by a Greek made contacts there to sell made the syrup. Distribution Co. but was named Steve Koutric. Mrs. the chickens and the eggs. Mr. Smith said that unsuccessful in finding a Videll Mcfatter’s was a When the rolling stores had the whole N.D. Miller date. There was an N.D. general store with dry collected enough to load a operation shut down for Miller store listed in the goods as well as groceries. truck, Wallace Donaldson the week of July 4th and early 1920’s and in Jan In Leonia there was would deliver them via all employees and their 1923, N.D. Miller was listed Heath Mercantile operated truck to Miami. families were invited to as owning stock in the Brown Miller also a big picnic on the 4th newly formed Farmers and by Hiram Spears. Dady Post Office was there. contracted with the military at Jenkins Fish Camp Merchants Bank which He told how during the for delivery of rations for at Seven Runs on the bought the assets of the soldiers. Mr. Smith would Choctowhatchee River failed Holmes County Bank. war (WWII) candy was scarce and whatever the pick them up from the where they could swim, Other than the wholesale wholesaler got in was canning plants. He said fish, and have a good time. distribution company, apportioned between all from the number of Van Ben Smith still lives Mr. N. D. Miller is also Camp Pork and Beans he near where he, his six remembered for managing the stores they serviced. He remembered how hauled, he surmised that brothers and one sister the Eureka Hotel which the army only fed beans grew up. They attended was built by Mr. G.W. Banfil, Mr.Spears’ daughters swarmed his truck looking and crackers. He said Fairview School located but was operated by Mr. for the sweet treats when he delivered tons of soda on what is now Malcolm and Mrs. Miller from 1910 he serviced them. crackers (that’s what we Taylor Road. He for many years. The local rolling stores called saltines then) and it remembers Mr. Drane Mr. Ben Smith worked filled their traveling took 14,000 pounds of Klotz Kates as his earliest for the N.D. Miller stores with N.D. Miller Crackers to fill a 40 foot teacher. Daughter Sarah Company full time from merchandise. On the back trailer. lives nearby. Son Larry 1942 through 1956, but of their store they carried He hauled 2 tons of who works at Jerkins worked part time as a chicken coops. They would Henderson brand sugar also lives nearby. Son youth. Over the years, take chickens and eggs a week from Louisiana. I Ray drives a truck that many people worked for in trade for goods. Then, asked if a lot of that went hauls all of Willie Nelson’s the Miller Company. Tom to bootleggers and he equipment and a kind Jenkins told me he worked they would trade those items back to the company affirmed that it did. I also of rolling gift shop. Ben for them. But in addition in payment for their bill. asked if he knew local sang southern gospel with to the ones mentioned According to Ben Smith, people that the company Quincy Carnley, Devon last week, Mr. Smith bought syrup from. He Andrews, and Henry Ray recalled J.W. Leavins, Cecil one driver falsified his weight tickets to the degree said the Cope family in Kent or Roy Yates with Yates, and Elbert Harrell. that Mr. Brown Miller sued Chipley furnished a lot Marion Moss as pianist. The company serviced him for his debt and was and Silas Lee, Quincy’s He loves visitors and independent grocers awarded a 40 acre field. dad, furnished some. I recalling old times. We from the Chattahoochee Because Irish potatoes have a feeling that my enjoyed our visit with this River to Pensacola. were so much a part of their granddaddy, Tom Wells, did man who loves to tell “how Some additional Bonifay business, Brown Miller who too. I found these syrup to be a redneck.” stores he remembered


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GM of Pier Park speaks at Bonifay Kiwanis By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY —Brent Gardener, general manager of Pier Park in Panama City Beach, talked about how Bonifay helped shape Pier Park and what changes were happening soon at the Bonifay Kiwanis Club meeting on Aug. 7. “I work for Simon, the world’s largest real estate company,” said Gardener. “They’ve got 336 properties with 312 in the United States and located in 38 states. We profit $168 billion in retail a year.” He explained that if there’s any mall or outlet with the name “Mills” or “Premium” in the title, Simon owns it. “Pier Park is our crowning achievement and we want to focus on events,” said Gardner. “We want to draw people in and have the best time they could possibly have that way they’ll keep coming back. My job is to do all that I can do to serve the community because we are more than a mall, we are a community center; a safe place for friends and families to hang out, be around and enjoy the atmosphere.” Gardener said that Bonifay played a part in developing Pier Park. “We actually surveyed people incognito in Bonifay, as well as the surrounding areas, and casually asked if there was a mall to be built, what would they like to see in it,” he said. “It’s very easy for us to get the stigma as being a big, bad corpora-

tion who doesn’t care about the little people when in fact we all started from something only manned by a few people and grew, and we love to help those starters.” Gardner said they have over 100 event days per year, such as the Beach Ball Drop in January, Taste of the Beach, Fall Festival, Thunder Beach and the newest coming up Pirate Invasion. “There is literally going to be an invasion of pirates on Pier Park coming in from the ocean,” he said. “Some Johnny Depp looking characters are going to kidnap the mayor and there’s going to be a battle against ships just off shore for everyone to watch. It’s going to be so much fun.” He then went into dispelling some of the latest rumors. “Pier Park North is not ours,” said Gardener. “St. Joe actually owns the name and has enlisted another developer for that section. Pier Park West will be developed by us.” The rumor of Miracle Strip moving from the small section at Pier Park to their new land to rebuild the full park is true, said Gardener. “We expect that they’ll have all of the rides moved out by the end of the year,” he said. “I can confirm that we will soon have a Dave and Busters in the area that currently has the bungee rides.” He said that there was going to be more and more coming into the Pier Park area but that they were going to take

General Manager for Pier Park Brent Gardener was the guest speaker for this week’s Bonifay Kiwanis Club on Aug. 7. their time introducing overdevelop the area,” to offer. We can just a great place to spend the new developments. said Gardener. “They take our time and enjoy time with friends and “We don’t want to all ready have so much the area for what it is; family.”

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Hooked on Outdoors There’s one thing I cannot understand about the marketing of our area. You would think we only had the beaches to attract people. I think the people in the marketing business should be made to understand we also have some of the best redfish fishing in Florida. Most of the time when you turn on outdoors shows you see the Banana River or the Cape Canaveral area and the redfish fishing in those places. Do you know Outdoor how much time and Life Scott Lindsey gas mileage captainlindsey@ you can save by stopping in Panama City? Nowhere in those areas will you find redfish crashing crabs on the surface in 50 feet of water during a hard outgoing tide. If you love to fly fish, the pass here is the place to test out that 10-weight fly rod. When the pass crabs get sucked out into the Gulf and mixed with the bay grass, and those big honkers are busting the surface looking like big blocks of concrete being thrown into the water you know you are in fly rod heaven. Not only can you catch them on a fly rod, but live bait fishermen consistently catch bull reds on lightweight spinning reels. After battling two or three 15to 30-pound reds a fellow soon earns some respect for fish that size. We also have some of the finest guides you could find in the state. All this adds up to some pretty good fishing. Some wives are reluctant to get on a boat that stays out 6-8 hours, so the hubby goes fishing and the wife stays at the hotel and misses out on some fine fun. That can be fixed by fishing with a guide on a custommade trip of your design. Most guides are willing to take you fishing, but some I know will take your family over to Shell Island for a day in the sun or for a picnic if you provide the food. No one is getting seasick or ready to come home on this trip because it is designed by you. So tell me why anyone would want to travel another mile south when we have it all right here in the Panama City area?

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The silver kings average 80 to 90 pounds, but fish of 150 pounds are no longer uncommon thanks to all-release regulations.

BLACK WATER FISHING Handling the murk of Florida’s torrential summer downpours By FRANK SARGEANT When saltwater turns fresh and clear water turns coffee black, it requires a bit of a mental adjustment to achieve continued angling success for the favorite inshore species such as spotted seatrout, redfish and flounder. It also is likely to require an adjustment in geography; your favorite marsh holes and creeks might have few or no fish, and you might have to head to outside waters to connect. Not to say that coastal fish can’t thrive in brackish water — in winter, not only trout and reds but also mangrove snapper, black drum and sheepshead often prowl into areas that are almost completely fresh. But that’s forced upon them as a refuge from cold water on the flats; all things being equal, they like a relatively high salinity, along with a lot of baitfish and shrimp along with moderate temperatures. So where do the fish go when they depart from our favorite dock holes, creek mouths and bridge pilings? A lot of them head out on the beach, settling on any structure they can find within easy swim of bait schools. That’s why it’s not uncommon to connect with schools of trout, often big ones, around nearshore artificial reefs and wrecks. And of course reds, when they mature, actually are open-water fish, only returning to the passes and bays in late summer and fall to spawn.

Tarpon are not much bothered by an influx of “black” water, and can be caught on an assortment of cut baits, live baits or artificials. So they are highly tolerant of the higher salinities of the open Gulf. Tarpon are one species that are not particularly unhappy in black, lowsalinity water. They start their lives in places like this, often far back in the marshes, moving to deeper water only as they mature. And after they finish the mid-summer spawn, many of them return to the black waters of inside bays where they will remain until the first chill of October. The key to finding black water tarpon — and other species for that matter — is finding bait tolerant of the water conditions. Shad don’t mind a bit of black water, and the tiny bay anchovies known as “glass minnows” don’t either — they swim well up coastal rivers. Find swarms of these baitfish and you’ll

usually find gamefish of some stripe. (You wouldn’t think a 100-pound-tarpon would have much interest in bait an inch long, but they plunge through the tightly-packed minnows like whales eating krill, gulping down huge mouthfuls of them.) Fishing black water areas can be a challenge, to be sure; the fish can’t see artificial lures more than a few feet away, and when they’re feeding on specialized bait such as the tiny glass minnows, they might ignore the usual lures. There are several strategies to get around the issue, however. One is simply to go to cut bait on the bottom; the scent lures the fish in, even if they can’t see the bait at any distance. This is particularly effective for late summer tarpon — find

It’s an underwater Easter egg hunt By FRANK SARGEANT

Scallops are an annual crop; they hatch, grow to maturity, spawn and die in a single year, so That’s how some children the annual take by recreational think of Florida’s bay scallop divers is thought to have minimal season. impact. Though the scallop season has The tiny larvae develop into been open for some time and tens shellfish up to 3 inches across of thousands already have been by July and August of each year, harvested by eager divers, those and thousands of Florida families remaining are the largest of the turn out to pursue these strange season — scallops grow fast. little animals, the only shellfish The prime scalloping area that can “swim.” in the Panhandle is St. Joe Bay, Unlike most shellfish that affix where clear water and lots of eel themselves to the bottom, bay grass provide ideal habitat for scallops can swim by clapping the swimming shellfish. They their shells together. also are abundant on the flats off Admittedly, it’s a slow, crazy Steinhatchee and Suwannee, as dance, but they do manage well as at Homosassa and Crystal to move from place to place, River. and with the help of the tides

sometimes can travel for miles. The shellfish are typically found in water from 4 to 10 feet deep over turtle grass, the longleaved greenery that sprouts abundantly from the bottom in the open areas. Because they are lethargic swimmers, scallops are easy for a snorkeler to capture by hand, and they are a favorite target for young swimmers; many families plan their annual summer vacation with the children for the opening of the scallop season. Once things get rolling, finding the scallops is simply a matter of looking for the fleet — where the shellfish are abundant, there will be dozens of boats drifting over them.

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Florida’s bay scallop season is now underway and continues through Sept. 24. St. Joe Bay is one of the prime areas in Panhandle waters.

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FHSAA seeks policy review on performance-enhancing drugs


Special to Halifax Media GAINESVILLE — In an aggressive move to protect teens from the ongoing threat of performance-enhancing drugs, the head of the Florida High School Athletic Association asked on Aug. 6 that the organization’s medical policy experts to conduct a top-to-bottom review of existing policies to determine what additional measures can be enacted to prevent the use of improper substances by high school student-athletes. Dr. Roger Dearing, FHSAA’s executive director, asked the association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee to conduct a thorough review of existing standards to determine how they can be strengthened to stop the trend of PED use among professional and college athletes from spreading throughout prep sports. Dearing noted that under existing FHSAA sportsmanship bylaws and policies, student-athletes can be suspended from competing if they have used PEDs, but Dearing suggested these prohibitions might be insufficient in light of recent allegations that South Florida high school athletes received PEDs as part of the Biogenesis scandal. “The FHSAA’s overriding priority is the safety, well-being and constructive development of young student-athletes, whose bodies and character are still forming,” Dearing said. “Performanceenhancing drugs undermine every aspect of this goal, and so it is imperative that our student-athletes adhere to a zerotolerance policy toward these inherently unfair and dangerous substances. Here is the bottom line for me: As executive director of FHSAA, I believe we must draw a line in the sand against performing-enhancing drugs. School districts simply cannot tolerate coaches who encourage or look the other way when athletes use PEDs. Therefore, these coaches cannot be allowed to keep their jobs or have any-

Above, from left, Meladey Collins, Logan Leonard and Anzli Laurel listen to instruction during Saturday’s Combat Weapons seminar at Bonifay Taekwondo USA. Combat Weapons is one of the fastest growing competitions at the ATA tournaments, said Wesley Wing, head instructor and owner of the Bonifay school. At right, Italy Laurel, left, squares off with Erica Daniel, while instructor Amber Wing serves as referee. PHOTOS BY RANDAL SEYLER | Times-Advertiser

“As executive director of FHSAA, I believe we must draw a line in the sand against performingenhancing drugs. School districts simply cannot tolerate coaches who encourage or look the other way when athletes use PEDs. Therefore, these coaches cannot be allowed to keep their jobs or have anything to do with young athletes.” Roger Dearing executive director, Florida High School Athletic Association thing to do with young athletes. This is about more than safeguarding fair play — it’s about saving lives.” Dearing was joined in his call for a review by state Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, a former school principal and superintendent who now serves as chief executive officer of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents; and Dr. Jennifer Roth Maynard, an assistant professor of family and sports medicine with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and a member of the FHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. “Performance-enhancing drugs pose



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mittee should consider all aspects of performanceenhancing drugs,” Dearing said, asking for a “thorough top-to-bottom review of existing policies and procedures regarding the use of performance-enhancing drugs by those who break the rules in order to tilt the playing field to their own advantage.” Dearing asked the committee to consider the full range of issues related to PEDs, including but not limited to: • whether existing policies and procedures provide sufficient authority for schools to test and discipline student-athletes who may be using banned substances; • the legal, policy and fiscal implications of heightened policies against per-

formance-enhancing drugs; and • whether the FHSAA prohibition against performance-enhancing drugs would be more effective if set out as a standalone policy rather than existing only as a part of a broader policy on sportsmanship. “Most young athletes have no idea the harm that can be caused by performance-enhancing drugs,” Maynard said. “Teenagers are still developing, both physically and mentally, and PEDs have no place in their lives. Whatever the FHSAA can do to stop PEDs from being used by high school student-athletes is a step in the right direction.” A list of members of the FHSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is at www.


a very real, very dangerous threat to high school student-athletes, both physically and psychologically,” Montford said. “I commend the FHSAA for being proactive in addressing the challenge presented by coaches, parents and young athletes who want to get ahead by any means possible, whatever the personal cost.” The 15-member Sports Medicine Advisory Committee includes a cross-section of experts from across Florida, including 11 physicians as well as athletic trainers, former coaches and educators. The committee’s work has led to recent FHSAA policies to better protect young student athletes in the areas of concussions and heat/hydration. “The Advisory Com-


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“‘High expectations, high achievement,’ is our school’s motto. Those expectations go across the board, from the classroom to the playing field, the gym, the clubs. We have high expectations for the kids, and they live up to them. We won’t water them down.” Debbie Funkhouser athletic director, North Bay Haven Charter Academy have seniors in all of their sports for the first time. The Buccaneers have struggled to compete against senior-laden opponents in all sports, but that is to be expected with athletes who are less experienced and not as physically developed as players on rival teams. Funkhouser, who is no less competitive now than she was when she was conveying instructions to her volleyball players from the sidelines at Mosley’s Jim Redfern Gymnasium a decade ago, is certain NBH athletics are headed in the proper direction. “I think we’ve been blessed with the coaches we’ve gotten,” she said. “When I took this position, my heart as a coach has always been for the kids. I want kids to love playing. I want them to work hard and win. I don’t want them to practice five days a week and not win. “We have young coaches. Jared Hale is a great football mind, and he has a personality that attracts kids, and they work hard for him. We have a new soccer coach in Jennifer Parrott, who played at Bay High and coaches Bay United. The kids are flocking to play, and our coaches make them feel like they care.”

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547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — A year after moving to Holmes County and settling down on a little over 100 acres with 136 alpacas and a few dogs, Holly and Jesse Cunningham said they are living their dream with the Lazy C Alpaca Ranch. “We’ve been looking into owning alpacas for around five years because they’re easy to care for, have great tax incentives and are easy to maintain,” Holly said. “We sheer their wool once a year; it’s the finest fiber, and there’s a good market for it for hats, socks, blankets and so much more.” Jesse said the animals’ personalities make them enjoyable to be around, and they make great lawnmowers. “We also take then to shows where they are judged for their confirmation, fleece and color,” Holly said. “We’ve got several champions right now. Winning awards helps with breading and selling them just like with race horses.” She said the alpacas are gentle and shy but have an insatiable curiosity. “They are communal creatures with a strong herd instinct and tend to prefer staying close to family,” she said. “On the other hand, they are wonderful with humans, adults and children. They really make you want to give them a hug.

Alpaca farming is a really fun family business, plus it’s a short commute from the house to the pastures.” A large portion of the Cunninghams’ property is also dedicated to growing hay to help feed the alpacas. Holly said she had recently opened the ranch to be visited by children and their families and that her favorite part of Holmes County is the caring and supportive community. “When we had the big rainstorms going through this area, during the first of July, the alpacas were not fairing well,” Holly said. “The amount of rain and flooding conditions were stressing the alpacas bad. I had made a comment of Facebook that we were constructing an emergency shelter to get them to dry land and shelter.” She said she and her family were outside working quickly to move the alpacas to safety when she saw someone at their gate. “They had seen our post and wanted to help. How incredible,” Holly said. “For nearly five hours in the pouring rain, they helped us move the alpacas to safety. This community is awesome.” Lazy C Alpaca Ranch is off Highway 177 just outside of Bonifay. “Just call us, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about alpacas and the alpaca lifestyle,” Holly said. “Or better yet, schedule a farm visit.”

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Andrew Marshall (Drew) Cumbie was awarded Most Outstanding Trumpet at Rehobeth Middle School for 2012-2013 as a seventh grader. Drew is the son of Dan and Tracy Cumbie of Dothan, Ala. His grandparents are Brenda (Rabon) Cumbie-Adams, Carlton Adams, and the late Doyle R. Cumbie, of Wicksburg, Ala., and Chipley, and James and Brenda Trawick of Dothan, Ala. His great-grandparents are the late Mallie L. and Clara Wiggins Rabon, and the late Daniel and Molly Luverne Cumbie, of Chipley the late Bernie and Louise Marshall, of Grimes, and the late Marvin and Lorraine Trawick, of Dothan, Ala.

and Mrs. James Wells of Bonifay. Katherine is a 2009 graduate of Graceville High School and is currently enrolled in the Licensed Practical Nursing program at Washington-Holmes

Technical Center. The groom-elect is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Davis of Graceville. Javy is a 2006 graduate of Chipley High School and is employed with Davis Farms in Chipley.


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Hayden Carole Barton and Ryan Landon Hagberg of Perry were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on May 18. Pastor Justin Webb performed the ceremony at First Baptist Church, Perry. A reception followed at First Presbyterian Church. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Barton of Perry. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hagberg of Perry. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Hildon Barton of Bonifay and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith of Donalsonville, Ga. The groom’s grandparents are Barbara Sue Butts and the late Faison Butts, and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hagberg of St. Petersburg. Brooke Barton of Perry, the twin sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Elisa Murphy, Cassidy Pridgeon, Rebecca Hagberg, sister of the groom of Perry, Alena Martin of DeFuniak Springs, junior bridesmaid Janie Barton, cousin of the bride of Ocala, and Kate Sullivan of Perry was the flower girl. Blake Sapp served as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Fralix, Justin

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Weigh the pros and cons of getting a pet for a child Whether they want it to bark, purr, slither or squawk, there comes a time when a pet appears on nearly every child’s birthday wish list. For most parents, this decision can be a bit daunting. Is your child ready to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet? Will the new animal negatively affect his or her health? Though your child may think your wary attitude is unnecessary, these are valid questions for every parent to ask themselves and their family before welcoming a new pet into their home. “The first thing that you need to think of is if your children are old enough and responsible enough to handle a pet around the house,” said Dr. Mark Stickney, Clinical

Associate Professor begs for that snake at at the Texas A&M the pet store? “With College of Veterinary animals like lizards and Medicine & Biomedical snakes, their care and Sciences. “You also feeding requirements need to be aware of the can be a bit tricky as far temperament of the new as humidity, temperature pet that you’re bringing etc.,” Stickney said. Pet Talk in.” Low maintenance “These animals also eat animals, such as other animals for food, hamsters and fish, prove to be which may be upsetting to some great starter pets for children. children. Depending on their They require minimal amounts age and maturity, that might of time and care, introducing the be something beyond a child’s child to the responsibilities of pet ability to handle.” ownership without giving them When choosing a family pet, more than they can manage. it is also important to take into Of course, puppies and kittens consideration your children’s are always crowd pleasers as sensitivity to various allergens. well. Their high energy level and “One of the first things that you love for attention makes them need to do is consult with your the perfect child companion. But physician,” said Stickney. “If what about when little Bobby your child is allergic to pollen

or some sort of grass that an animal could track into the house, an indoor animal such as a cat would be a non-issue.” However, if your children still have their heart set on that fluffy puppy, there are certainly ways to accommodate their desires. “Some dog breeds, such as Poodles and Yorkies, are considered to be less allergenic than others based on the amount of fur that they shed,” Stickney said. “And there is even evidence to support that infants exposed to animals earlier in life are less likely to develop allergies later on.” Allowing your children to care for a pet is not all risk. Having a pet in your family has shown to be equally beneficial for both the animal and child.

“Dogs especially really enjoy having someone to play with them, teach them tricks, and do some basic obedience training,” said Stickney. “It’s mentally stimulating for both the dog and child, which can improve discipline on both ends.” Research has shown numerous health benefits of owning a pet, including lower blood pressure and elevated mood. There is even evidence to support that interaction between pets and children with disabilities, such as Down’s syndrome or Autism, is extremely beneficial. “The key is that you need to have a nice, docile pet,” Stickney said. “One that isn’t too active or rough, but that just wants to be loved on and to love right back.”

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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 gettogether 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.

SATURDAY The Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the first and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Children’s education day 4th Saturday of every month North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.

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Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly 10 a.m. to noon: Fellowship Hall, Chipley Holmes Council on Aging 1 p.m.: Caregivers provides hot meals and Meeting at Washington socialization. County Council on Aging 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The in Chipley for more Vernon Historical Society information call 638-6216 Museum is open to the 2 p.m.: Writers Group public from 10 a.m. to 2 meets the first Thursday p.m. Meetings are fourth of each month (unless a Wednesdays at 2 p.m. holiday) at the Chipley 11 a.m.: Washington Library Council on Aging (Chipley) 4 p.m.: Holmes County senior lunches; for Historical Society 2nd reservations, call 638-6217. Thursday of each month. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 1 p.m.: Line dancing, 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 Washington Council on p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Aging in Chipley. Church 7 p.m.: Depression and 6 p.m.: The Holmes Bipolar Support Group County Historical Society meets at First Baptist meets first Thursdays at 6 Church educational annex p.m. The public is invited building in Bonifay. Call to attend. 547-4397. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for THURSDAY more information call 7:30 a.m.: Washington 638-6216 County Chamber of 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Commerce breakfast every Olive Baptist Church on third Thursday State Road 79 North. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: 7 p.m.: Narcotics Amazing Grace Church Anonymous meeting, USDA Food Distribution Blessed Trinity Catholic every third Thursday Church on County Road (Holmes County Residents 177A Only) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Money FRIDAY Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6386 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast 0093; every third Thursday and Bible Study at Hickory 10 a.m. to noon: Hill Baptist Church in Holmes Council on Aging Westville. provides hot meals and 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes socialization. Council on Aging provides 10:30 a.m.: Chipley bingo, exercise, games, Library preschool story activities, hot meals and time. socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On Support group meets third third Fridays, Washington Thursdays at the First County Council on Aging Presbyterian Church (Chipley) will have a at 4437 Clinton St. in plate lunch available to Marianna. anyone as a fundraiser for Noon: Alcoholics our local senior citizens.



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Amish ain’t always Amish Recently, it was my privilege my delectable delicacy. The to go to a convention in Ohio convention was wonderful and in the middle of a large Amish/ as I left the grounds, I did so Mennonite community. I looked with a lot of joy in each step. forward to this very much The thing I forgot was it because I grew up in Lancaster was Sunday in an Amish/ County Pennsylvania, which Mennonite community. If has many Amish/Mennonite you have never been in such DR. JAMES communities. I was expecting a community, let me inform L. SNYDER quite a bit as I packed my bags you that on Sunday the only Out to Pastor to leave. thing open are churches. I had “Are you sure you got forgotten this little tidbit. everything?” A phrase reiterated to During the week, I made a list of me by the Gracious Mistress of the several Amish restaurants. I had plans Parsonage. To which I responded by of visiting each of them before I left saying, “Yes, for the umpteenth time I and having shoofly pie, a whole pie, in got everything.” each restaurant. When I got to the first This in and of itself was to restaurant, it finally hit me. This was guarantee me I would forget Sunday and everything in an Amish/ something, usually essential in my Mennonite community was closed. travel. Then when I get home, I will be I do not usually go to a restaurant reminded that I was reminded to make on Sunday unless it is some special sure I got everything. occasion. I was a little chagrined to Nothing, at this point, could deter realize everything was closed. This my high-level expectation of going into only heightened my anticipation of the an Amish/Mennonite community. My shoofly pie delicacy awaiting me come great eagerness was looking forward tomorrow. to indulging in one of my favorite At times it feels like tomorrow will desserts: the shoofly pie. Nobody never come, but eventually tomorrow makes shoofly pie quite like those came and I awoke with a song on my wonderful Amish people. To make lips, a pang of hunger in my stomach matters even more enticing, I would and a desire to indulge in a shoofly not have anybody sitting next to me delicacy. I finally arrived at my first reminding me I had enough shoofly Amish restaurant and I was drooling pie. I fully intended to gorge myself on so much I could hardly tell the hostess as much shoofly pie as my wallet could I was just a party of one. Boy, what handle. In my book, there is no such a party it was going to be. Being a thing as too much shoofly pie. gentleman, I contained myself as best I I drove 15 hours to get to this little could and ordered a very scrumptious town in Ohio. Every mile creating repast. Nobody can cook like those anticipation for my dessert delicacy Amish women. Oh, what a lunch I had. awaiting me in some Amish restaurant. I think what made it so wonderful was I confess it has been a long time the dessert expectation hovering over since I visited an Amish/Mennonite me like an angelic halo. community. Even though I grew up Just as I was finishing my lunch in such a community some things a the lovely young waitress, all dressed person tends to forget. in Amish attire, came by inquiring if I The convention I was attending would like to see the dessert menu. ended Sunday morning at lunch. “No,” I said with a delectable I, being the grandiose Know-It-All, determination, “I know exactly what I decided to skip the Sunday lunch and want for dessert.” look for a restaurant to indulge in We exchanged smiles. I have no

idea what she was smiling about; maybe the anticipatory tip. I knew what I was smiling about; the anticipatory dessert. I tried to contain myself and carefully pace out my instructions. “Young lady,” I said as calmly as possible, “I will have a piece of shoofly pie. In fact, why don’t you bring me the whole pie.” And with that, I smiled. The waitress looked at me rather strangely and said, “What kind of pie do you want?” Being the kind of person that enjoys a good old-fashioned joke, I responded, “Ha ha ha. A shoofly pie, if you please.” “What’s a shoofly pie?” I can take a joke as well as anybody but there comes a time when all jokes need to be put aside and bring on the shoofly pie. “This is an Amish restaurant, isn’t it?” “Yes it is,” she smiled patiently. “You’ve heard of a shoofly pie, haven’t you?” “No, I’ve never heard of such a pie.” I cannot tell you the depth of disappointment this brought to me. For weeks, I have been looking forward to some good old-fashioned shoofly pie. As it turned out, only the Amish/ Mennonite in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, know anything about shoofly pies. Not all Amish are the same even though they look alike. The apostle Paul understood this kind of disappointment. “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:19 KJV). I have had many disappointments in life and many people have disappointed me, but I have found in Jesus Christ no disappointment whatsoever. All legitimate hope is in Jesus. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail His web site is www.jamessnyderministries. com.

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Palmetto State Quartet ESTO — Palmetto State Quartet will be in concert at Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 17. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3205 Hwy 2 in Esto. All are invited to come and attend this night of worship with a great quartet.

Calvary Hill Revival VERNON — Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church will be holding revival services at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, and each night during the week at 7 p.m. until Aug. 14. Brother Dewain Phillips will be delivering the message. The church is located on Highway 277 across from Vernon Elementary School. For more information call 535-0003.

Otter Creek Revival Revival Services at Otter Creek Methodist Church beginning Monday, Aug. 12, and concluding on Aug. 16. Services will be held at 7 p.m., on Monday thru Friday. Brother Larry Justice, from Chipley, will be our speaker each night.

Cedar Springs Fun Day WESTVILLE — Cedar Springs Assembly of God Church will bod a Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17. There will be a water slide (shorts and shirt are required), free snow cones, hamburgers, and hot dogs. The church is located at 1989 North Highway 181 in Westville.

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Obituaries Harold W. Christofferson Harold William Christofferson, 64, of Vernon died Aug. 6, 2013. Memorialization was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mary L. Hill Mary Louise Register Hill, 87, of Panama City Beach died Aug. 7, 2013. Funeral services were held on Aug. 12, 2013,

at Sims Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Bonifay Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing.

Lynita G. Peacock and cousin, Nickie Specht; sister, Tina Calhoun; stepmother, Judy Calhoun and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Pallbearers were Jason Pugh, John Specht, Gene Myers, Daylon Gainey, Ben Hawthrone, and Perry Lee. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Moore and the Rev. Ryan Hodge officiating. Interment followed in Westville Cemetery, Westville, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel .

Kenneth W. Sawyer Kenneth Wayne Sawyer, 70, of Bonifay died Aug. 10, 2013. Funeral services were held, Aug. 13, 2013, at Peel

Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.

Jane A. Thompson Mrs. Jane Ann Thompson, age 59, of Bonifay, passed away Aug. 6, 2013 at her mother’s and nieces home. She was born July 15, 1954 in Liberty, N.Y. Mrs. Thompson worked at Country Home Products and Kinney Drugs both in Vermont before moving to Bonifay, where she worked at Holmes County Council on Aging. She enjoyed flowering, gardening, music, Christmas, her many pets and life. Mrs. Thompson was preceded in death by her fathers, Irving Taylor and Austin Schrader and a granddaughter, Bailey Bent. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her mother, Lavina Schrader of Bonifay; her husband, Robert Thompson of Vermont; one son, Paul Irving Bent III and daughter-in-law, Jessica of Starksboro, Vt.; daughter,

Tara Lee Wells and sonin-law, Daniel Wells of Bonifay, Amanda Eastling and son-in-law, Charles Eastling of Bonifay and Bridgette Sunhawk and son-in-law, Raven Sunhawk of Middlebury, Vt.; brother, Lanny Kemmis of Chipley; sisters, Donna O’Dell of Chipley, Virginia Rundle of Bonifay and Randi Perugino of West Wyoming, Pa.; grandchildren, Morgann Wells, Makayla “MyKayla” Wells, Elizabeth Eastling, Dalton Eastling, Kyle Bent, Parker Bent, Hunter Sunhawk, Logan Sunhawk, Brenna Laframboise and Brittney Lansdale and several nieces, nephews and family. A celebration of life was held at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug.t 8, 2013, on Wells Road in Bonifay. Memorialization was by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mildred L. White Mildred Lorene White of Graceville, and formerly of Geneva, Ala., passed away on Aug. 9, 2013. She was 82. Miss White was born in Geneva County on Oct. 13, 1930, to the late Floyd and Jessie Redmon White. She was a graduate of Coffee Springs School, Class of 1948. She was preceded in death by her sister, Cathryn Capps and two brothers, James White and Harlon White. She is survived by her niece, Brenda Stoltzfus (Fred) of Blountstown; three nephews, Roger Capps (Susan) of Orlando, Mark Capps (Kay) and Kenneth Capps (Susie), both of Graceville; 11 great nieces and nephews, Chris Capps, Christina Johnson, both of Slocomb, Ala., Keith Capps of Columbus, Ga., Chris Blackburn of Graceville, Maegen Zauner, Jake Zauner and Jackson Feulner, all of Bonifay, Lee Sword of Sunny Hills, Missy Lee of Bonifay, Wendy Taylor of Blountstown and Brian Taylor (Samantha), both of Blountstown. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday,

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Friends of the Library Ruth McCrary and Jane Potter visited the Chipley Kiwanis Club on Aug. 5.

Kiwanis Club holds Tuesday Lunch Special to Extra CHIPLEY — The Chipley Kiwanis Club met for its weekly luncheon at Pattillo’s Restaurant at the Washington – Holmes Technical Center, on Aug. 5. Lunch was provided by the students of the culinary program at the Technical Center. Paul Goulding, program chairman, introduced Ruth McCrary, Jane Potter, Cynthia Johnson and Susan Roberts, members of the Friends of the Library. Mrs. McCrary and Mrs. Potter presented information about their organization. “The first public library was founded in 1934 by the Chipley Woman’s Club,” Mrs. McCrary noted. In September of 1988 the Community Improvement Committee of the Chipley Woman’s Club recommended that the Friends of the Library be formed as a separate organization. In 1989 the Friends of the Washington County Library was formed with Margie Sangaree serv-

ing as its first president. “The Friends of the Library meet eight times per year at the Blue Lake Community Center. It presently has 67 members. The Friends assist in program development for the Washington County Library in Chipley and the branch libraries in Wausau, Sunny Hills and Vernon as well. It also provides informational services in support of all of the Washington County Branches. The Friends sponsor fund raisers including “Bridgarama”, an annual card and game night, and sales of excess books. Last year the Friends purchased the new lighted sign for the Chipley Branch and purchased $2,000 worth of books for the libraries as well.” Mrs. Potter is the Program Chair and informed the Kiwanians that the Friends provide a number of programs during the year. This past year the speakers have included authors Chuck Barris (novel “Toymaker”), Michael Morris

(novels “A Place Called Wiregrass” and “Elisa James”), Nancy Springer (novel “Dark Lie”), and Michael Lister (novel “Thunder Beach”). Other speakers included Elisa James, a Panama City Attorney who served two tours in Afghanistan as an Officer in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps (military attorneys), Carolyn Saunders, an Instructor at Chipola College, and Gus Gustafson, a local minister who spoke about SCUBA diving. The annual Chipley Kiwanis Dinner Theater will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24. Entertainment this year will include local singers and musicians. The Kiwanis club meets Tuesdays at Pattillo’s restaurant in the middle of the WHTC campus at noon. For an invitation, contact any Kiwanian or Laura Joiner, Membership Chairperson at 260-5971. For more information about the Kiwanis Club of Chipley, visit www.

Bonifay Garden Club supports state and national effort Special to Extra BONIFAY — Bonifay Garden Club is supporting Florida and National Garden Club efforts to help reforest national and state parks. In 2010 and 2011, more than 11,000 acres were destroyed by wildfires in Oceola National and John Bethea State Forest in Florida. Human activities also destroy portions of forests. The U.S. Forest Service is trying to reforest 250-500 acres per year to replace those trees. Sixty-eight dollars will buy enough trees to replant one acre.

Aug. 12, 2013, in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Jerry Moore, the Rev. Jonathan West and the Rev. Randall Walker officiating. Burial followed at Eden Baptist Church Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends prior to the service Monday beginning at 10 a.m.

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Garden Clubs are committed to improving and preserving the environment. Bonifay Garden Club is honoring that commitment by participating in Penny Pines Reforestation Project. A collection jar will be at each meeting, and jars can be placed in various businesses about town. Each time $68 have been donated, it will be turned over to the Florida Federation, and a lump sum check will be sent periodically to the U.S. Forest Service. More than 80 national forests will benefit from this project. Indigenous

trees will be planted in the forests, especially the endangered longleaf pine. The public is invited to participate in this project, and donations can be given to honor individuals. You may request a donation form available at Bonifay Garden Club Treasurer is Eileen Wright, 1774 Highway 177A, Bonifay, FL 32425. The Bonifay Garden Club will meet on Sept. 13 in the board room at Doctor’s Memorial Hospital. New members are encouraged to attend this first meeting of the 2013-14 club year.

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Lynita Gwen Calhoun Peacock, born to George and Beatrice Curry Calhoun, on Feb. 8, 1959, in Pensacola, went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Aug. 4, 2013. Gwen graduated from Holmes County High School in 1977, and resumed her education at PJC earning degrees in both English and Architecture. She started a career in drafting, but gave that up to become a wife and devoted mother to her two sons, which were her heart. She was preceded in death by her parents. Gwen is survived by her husband, Willard Peacock of the Bethlehem Community; sons, Hunter Peacock and Grady Peacock; special friend


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CHIPLEY — Kate Middle School Orientations will be held in the Cafeteria on Friday, Aug. 16 at the following times: Kindergarten at 8:30 a.m. and Grades one thru four at 9:30 a.m. The 2013-2014 Class list will not be posted until Aug. 14 at 3 p.m.

Annual Washington County Farm Bureau Meeting CHIPLEY — The Annual Meeting of the Washington County Farm Bureau is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Washington County Agricultural Center. The evening’s activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner followed by a brief business meeting. The evening will feature a presentation by Char Westfall with music provided by PeeWee Johns and Band. Washington County Farm Bureau members

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CHIPLEY — The Washington Rehab and Nursing Center will be holding a drink a Cup For a Cure event from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., on Aug. 21, at the Center. Senior Citizens will receive a free 16 ounce cup of coffee and the first 100 seniors will be given a free coffee mug. Non- senior citizens pay only $2 per cup. All proceeds will go to the Washington County Relay For Life. For more information call 638-4654.

VERNON — The Vernon High School graduating Class of 1978 will be meeting to continue making plans for their 35th class reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.17, at Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church Fellowship Hall. The church is located across from Vernon Elementary School. For more information call Jody Calloway Bush at 535-0003.

Finch Family Reunion SUNNY HILLS — The William Dallas Finch Decedents Association would like to announce the Finch Family Reunion for the descendants and friends of the late William Dallas Finch. The reunion will be held on Aug. 31 at the Sunny Hills Community Center. Please arrive at approximately 11 a.m. this will allow for fellowship prior to the meal being served at noon. Bring a well filled basket to share with others. If you have photos or other related items that you would be

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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.

2013 Graceville Harvest Festival Pageant GRACEVILLE — The 32nd Annual Harvest Festival Pageant will be held at the Graceville Civic Center in Graceville on Sept. 20 and 21. The entry fee is $60 with all proceeds going to the Graceville Harvest Day Celebration. Contestants may participate in photogenic for an additional $10. Photogenic entries will be limited to one photo per contestant. This is an open pageant. Checks should be made payable to the City of Graceville. Winners will receive a large trophy, crown and banner. Alternates and participants will receive trophies. There will be a people’s choice winner in each category. This has no effect on the overall winners. The contestant from each category that

collects the most money will with the people’s choice title for that age category and will receive a trophy at the pageant. All contestants in Tiny Baby Miss through Little Miss must wear short pageant wear. All contestants in the Petite Miss through Miss must wear long pageant ware. Applications may be picked up at Bush Paint and Supply, Graceville City Hall and the Graceville News in Graceville and at Forget Me Not Photography in Bonifay. Applications should be mailed or brought to Bush Paint and Supply, Attn: Teresa Bush, Pageant Director, 971 6th Ave., Graceville, FL 32440. Application deadline is Sept. 10. For more information call Teresa Bush Day time at 263-4744 or night time 263-3070 or Michelle Watkins at the City of Graceville at 263-3250.

Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Pageant BONIFAY — The Blue Pride Band Boosters will be Sponsoring the Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo Pageant on Sept. 21 at Holmes County High School. Contestant entry fee $50. Photogenic fee $10 for first photo, $5 for each additional photo (5x7 or 8x10) People’s Choice award will be presented to the contestant with the most money in the jar. Contestant must provide the jar (no larger than a gallon) with contestant name, category and photo on jar. One winner will receive the award. The pageant is open for girls ages four to 20 and boys ages four to eight.

No residency is required. Registration will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 14. Late registration will be from 5 to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 17 ($10 late fee added after Sept. 14). Registration forms may be turned in at registration times, at HCHS, BMS, or BES during normal school hours, or my mail Holmes County High School, ATTN: Band boosters, 825 West Highway 90, Bonifay, FL 32425. If you have any questions you may email: or call or text 373-7517.

Flea Across Florida Flea Across Florida the longest yard sale in the state of Florida will be coming through Washington and Holmes County on Sept. 13, 14 and 15. The yard sale stretches from Liveoak 272 miles to Pensacola.

2013 Soccer Registration CHIPLEY — The City of Chipley will begin registration for the 2013 soccer season on Aug. 20. And child between the ages of four and 14 as of Oct. 1 will be eligible to participate. If registered from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 20 or Aug. 22 the cost is $37 per player. If registered from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 – 30 or Sept. 3 – 6 the cost is $42 per player. If registered after Sept. 6 the cost is then $47 per player. Teams will be picked on Sept. 9 Practice will begin on Sept. 12. The season will begin on Sept. 30 and the last game will be played on Oct. 29. If you have not heard from a coach by Sept. 11 call Guy Lane at 638-6348 or 658-2773.


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willing to share, please bring them along. After lunch please stay so that we may take more photos for future events. For more information call Kenneth Finch at 638-5307.

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BONIFAY — Holmes County High School Blue Pride Band Camp is fast approaching. We need all students to be there on the dates and times listed. The full band will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 12 thru 16. If you have any questions you may email hchsbluepride@

will not want to miss this evening of food, fun and fellowship. In order that adequate preparation can be made, members are encouraged to confirm their attendance by notifying the Farm Bureau Office, 638-1756, no later than noon Monday, Aug. 12.


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dress of which is the Washington County Courthouse. The Personal Representative of the Estate is Ben Yoder. The name and address of the Personal Representative’s attorney is set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to the Personal Representative. All persons interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objection they may have, the validity of the Will, or the qualifications of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of


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Executive Office Space for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918 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. Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918

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The News Herald is accepting applications for a hardworking, responsible truck driver to load and deliver newspaper bundles to our contractors along with other related duties. Hours are late night to early morning, on a rotating schedule. Applicants must have a valid Class A CDL Florida driver license, a clean driving record, proof of insurance, a current medical card.

BURFORD’S TREE Now hiring G r o u n d s m a n , Climber-trimmers & Foreman. Must have valid D.L. & be able to pass background check. CDL’s a plus. Call Bill at (850)336-1255. Panama City & Chipley area.

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Halifax Media Group is looking for an experienced sales executive to provide online and print advertising solutions to advertisers in Washington/Holmes Counties in beautiful northwest Florida, to maximize the benefits of advertising for our customers while maximizing revenues for our company. This position will focus on soliciting print and online advertising,on behalf of the businesses and brands of Halifax Media Group, Northwest Florida. Prior sales experience a must.

Halifax Media Group offers an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave. Send resume EOE, Workplace



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

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. Install/Maint/Repair

Washington and Holmes counties are just a short drive to the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches and have plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities.

AUCTIONAugust 28th. Beech Mountain, NC. Commercial Property; 1.68+/acres. Former: Ski shop; gift shop; (3) apartments; 10,500 +/- sqft. Great location. www.Rogers 8 0 0 - 4 4 2 - 7 9 0 6 . NCAL#685.



at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Washington County: Lots 22 and 23, according to the Plat of Laney Lots on file in the Office of the Clerk of Washington County, Florida, said Plat being a subdivision of Lots 2 and 3, Block B, Hagerman’s Addition to Chipley, in Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida. pursuant to the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is SHANNON DUREN and wife, ROBBIE DUREN, Plaintiffs, vs. JENNIFER DAAKE a/k/a JENNIFER DRAKE, Defendant. and the docket number of which is 2012 CA 000331. 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 with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850)747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 22 day of July 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK Clerk of the Circuit Court Washington County, Florida By K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on August 7, 2013 and August 14, 2013.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Full time Automobile Sales help wanted. minimum 2 years experience required. Fax resumes to 334-684-3713 or email to


Pastor Needed Rock Hill Church in Chipley Florida is seeking a full time ordained Nondenominational or Penticostal pastor. For further information please call (850) 579-2981 or (850) 579-2223 Text FL62077 to 56654 Web ID#: 34262077

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Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church is currently seeking a musician for Sunday Worship services. Church services are 1st & 4th Sunday beginning at 11:00a.m. All interested musicians please contact Deacon Chester Campbell(850)373-7090 or Minister Tony Davis(850)326-3628. ✳

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Holmes County Times-Advertiser Aug. 14, 2013