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IN BRIEF Mt. Zion plans steak dinner ESTO — Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church will hold a ribeye steak dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Friday. The dinners cost $12, and the funds raised will go to the church’s building program. Dine in or carry-out plates including steak, baked potato, green beans, roll, cake and tea. The church is one mile west of State Road 79 on Highway 2.

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Salvation Army withdraws probation services By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — A workshop was held before the Holmes County Board of County Commissioner’s regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 27 to discuss Salvation Army’s recent announcement that it will no longer provide probation services for Holmes County.

“What the board will hear is a request to bring the probation services under the management of the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners, the judge and the clerk of court,” County Attorney Jeff Goodman said. “Collections made from this service will be more than enough to pay for this program. What’s more is that employees will be

transferred so there won’t be a need for hiring new employees, and there are some employees that have over 30 years of experience to bring to the table.” The only request to the board was to finance the first three months of the program with an agreement to have the money returned to the county within a 12-month period. “We have the money,

and it’s too bad but the Salvation Army is wanting to move on to bigger and better things,” Judge Owen Powell said. “We’re not looking for a handout, and this is not an obligation you have to worry about. Rehabilitation is an important thing to have because it’s the chance to rehabilitate without the use of the jail.” Clerk of Court Kyle Hudson said there was already

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a location in the courthouse, and this would be a positive change because that would put all of the necessary requirements and aspects of the probation process in one area. The board agreed it would be something to discuss at the next meeting in September, and Goodman said he would have a

Public hearings on gambling scheduled


ESTO — The town of Esto will be holding a Two-Toe Tom Festival fundraiser yard sale starting at 7 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the John Clark Park in Esto. To rent an inside space, 10 feetlong and wide with one table, is $10, and outside space is $5, but one must bring own table. There will also be a bake sale. For more information or to reserve space, call Darlene at 263-3201.




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BONIFAY — The West Florida Baptist Men will sponsor the Jerry Obert Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 28 at Dogwood Lake Golf Club in Bonifay. The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Fees will be $240 per team, and lunch will be served. Deadline for returning applications is Sept. 13. For more information, call 638-0182 or email


2010,” Gaetz said. “When I was elected, Florida, we were really on the rocks. Growth was stagnate, every year more businesses were leaving our state, no new people were coming to the state and we were really concerned because when we have a decline in revenue then we can’t do what we need to do to fund our educational system

PANAMA CITY— Florida residents will get four public hearings to sound off on gambling’s future in the state, as lawmakers prepare to craft comprehensive legislation for the industry that will be addressed in next year’s session. The sole Panhandle hearing will be in Pensacola in November. Meetings also are scheduled for Fort Lauderdale and Lakeland in October and Jacksonville in November. The exact dates of the meetings have not been set. Right now, the Spectrum Gaming Group is working on the second part of a $388,845 study, reviewing the economic impact of gaming on communities. Part one of the study was released July 1, and the final piece will be out by Oct. 1, giving residents time to review it before the meetings. “I believe the hearings will provide the opportunity for people of varying opinions to react to the empirical analysis that the Senate and the House commissioned, and also to provide insights from a community prospective,” said Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, who hopes to attend the Pensacola meeting.



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Rep. Matt Gaetz visited the Bonifay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Aug. 29 and spoke with the administration and staff about ongoing issues and concerns.

Rep. Matt Gaetz speaks at HC Chamber By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Fourth District Representative Matt Gaetz gave the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce a visit during the chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting on Aug. 22 and spoke on multiple topics. “Sen. Don Gaetz, my father, sends his regards,” said Gaetz,

who is an attorney with the Fort Walton Beach law firm Keefe, Anchors, Gordon and Moyle. “I thought I’d talk about how far the state has come over the past few years and where we’re going.” Gaetz said he was elected to the House in 2010 and said that quite a bit has changed since then. He is currently running for a seat in the state Senate. “We have come a long way since

Poplar Springs student receives Florida Scholar Award By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT POPLAR SPRINGS — It was no surprise to her parents when fourth-grader Kayleigh Rose Bass of Poplar Springs School received the Florida Scholar Award for scoring the highest-level scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in reading. Kayleigh is the daughter of David Bass and Jennifer Gavin and the granddaughter of Bill Tom and Elizabeth Gavin and Dave and Frances Bass. Her father, David, said that her

high scores in reading wasn’t a surprise because Kayleigh is an avid reader. “She is now and always has been interested in reading,” her father, David, said. “From the time she learned how to read she’s constantly reading a book or writing her on stories.” Kayleigh also received a letter from Sen. Don Gaetz. “On behalf of the Senate and State of Florida, I’m pleased to inform you that your outstanding scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test have earned you recognition


Kayleigh Rose Bass, fourth grader at Poplar Springs School, holds her Florida Scholar Award with pride.


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gaetz from page A1 and take care of our state workers.” In 2010, the unemployment rate in the state of Florida was 11.4 percent and today is 7.1 percent, he said. “That’s the second sharpest decline in the unemployment rate in the entire country,” he said. “In 2010, 400,000 people were on unemployment in Florida, today it’s down to 250,000 people. Since 2010 the businesses in our state have created 330,000 new private sector jobs.” He said if the job market is growing then all of the jobs are more secure. “How did we get there, because you know it wasn’t an accident since 2010 that we’ve improved our economy since then and it won’t continue automatically,” said Gaetz. “I think one of the reasons why things got a lot better was because we started getting rid of some of those crazy regulation laws. Back when I was young and I wanted to do something innovative someone would say I couldn’t do it because of the APA.” The APA, he explained, was the Administrative Procedures Act in the state of


Florida. “We had over 30,000 rules and regulations on the books, and these were rules and regulations no politician had ever even voted for. These are things that bureaucrats had gone and complicated, and I figured in the state of Florida that we didn’t need nine pages of regulations on how big a swimming pool has to be.” Since 2010, he said they have repealed and revised over 4,100 of the 30,000 rules and regulations. “I think that’s how progress is made,” Gaetz said. “When you kind of peel back the extent to which government is monitoring into people’s lives, it creates an environment where people can make their own decisions.” Another reason of the economic growth in Florida, he said, was that instead of raising taxes the state of Florida decided to do budget cuts. “We had to make some tough cuts and some of them hurt, but we didn’t do like New York state, California or Detroit,” Gaetz said. “Now we’re growing and those places are seeing folks leave faster than ever before. I

think it’s really put us on the right path economically.” Another area to look at, he said, is the educational system. “I’m glad to say that we got extra money last year from our growing economy and we took a million dollars and added to our education budget,” Gaetz said. “Here in Holmes County, you have seen the benefit of that. Each school in Holmes County seen an increase last year, and we expect to see even more money this year, not because we have more taxes but because we have more tax payers.” If you are interested in watching video of Gaetz a link will be provided at www. Julia Bullington, coordinator for the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, reminded everyone that there were only 40 days until this year’s Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo. “We were asked to help get the rodeo back to its glory days,” Bullington said. “They’re calling it ‘Rodeo Reboot,’ and they’re trying to go back to the roots, like back in the ‘50s when people got excited about the rodeo,

and we came together as a community to help celebrate by decorating store fronts, making floats and hanging flags. We’ve got between 30,000 and 50,000 people who come into Bonifay for camping, rodeo and parades and we want to welcome them and get them as excited as we are.”

She said the newest member and owner of The Silver Door, Carla Templeton, had some ideas of having an art contest with the schools competing for the best painted store front window, with the winners being recognized. “We’ll have more details on this project at a later

time, and we’re open for suggestions,” Bullington said. “Rodeo is coming fast, but it’s coming along nicely for such a massive job. We’re going to track down the exact number of tax influx due to this event so everyone can see just how big of an impact it makes to this area.”

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as one of the highest performing students in the state,” wrote Gaetz. “Your achievement in Reading is among the best of all students in all schools in all counties in the state. Your scores stood out brilliantly not only in Holmes County but helped set the standard

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Gaetz also visited Doctors Memorial Hospital to meet with the administration and staff about current topics, issues and concerns.

of academic excellence in Florida. “As your Senator, I’m so proud of you. You bring honor to your family, your teachers at Poplar Springs School and your community.” For fun, Kayleigh loves sports, swimming and play-

ing with her dog, Rosabell. “She has a great relationship with and loves all of her teachers,” her father said. “Her favorite subjects are reading, language arts and art. When she grows up she wants to be a dolphin trainer or possibly a paleontologist.”

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Gaetz would like to hear from law enforcement, local officials, religious leaders and economic development representatives. The diverse views would give lawmakers a broad perspective on gambling’s effects on various communities and how policy changes could impact them in the future, Gaetz said. Gaetz wants the Legislature to take a comprehensive approach to gaming in the coming session, potentially overhauling the industry, but large bills like that can be tough to pass. “Any time one tries to take a holistic or comprehensive approach to a problem, there’s a greater burden of proof that the policy change is well thought out,” he said. Such large-scale legislation creates greater potential for interest groups and communities to find something they oppose, Gaetz said. He remains confident Sen. Garrett Richter, RNaples, who chairs a Senate gaming panel, will find a comprehensive solution if there is one. And lawmakers have some time to get there. “As far as I know, the first word hasn’t been written in a proposed bill yet,” Gaetz said.

and what they support and oppose on gambling in the state. He said it’s important to pair the study’s objective analysis with the public feedback as lawmakers look to draft a bill. “My goal is to continue to build a foundation of information from which to make a good decision for the state of Florida,” he said, declining to take a position on expanding gambling. Richtersaid no legislation has been drafted at this point and none will be until the second part of the study is returned. Right now, he has staff reviewing existing statutes. He said he chose the four cities to capture input from each part of the state: Jacksonville for the northeast, Pensacola for the northwest, Lakeland for Central Florida and Fort Lauderdale for South Florida. State Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, said he’d also try to sit in on the Pensacola hearing and expects proposed legislation will include the creation of a gaming commission, which would have “more teeth” and structure to oversee the industry. Patronis is staunchly opposed to expanding gambling and has no plans to vote for a bill that only expands it. His vote next year Chairman speaks will depend on the legisRichtersaid he wants to lation, he said. A bill that hear the public’s concerns broadens gambling in some

areas, but contracts, or totally halts, it in others would be worth considering. “I’m convinced the process will have to have some type of compromise language in place to get support from folks like me,” he said. Patronis said he has no problem with gambling, but he doesn’t want it in his backyard. He said he worries about the “ills” that accompany it. I’m not going to be one of those that wants to expand gambling as we see it in Florida. Just because it exists in Mississippi is not a reason … to have it,” he said. State Rep. Marti Coley, R-Marianna, hasn’t changed her mind on opposing gambling either, but she wants to hear what Floridians have to say on the issue. “I’m anxious to hear the results of the public hearing,” she said, adding she will try to attend the Pensacola meeting. Coley noted the Legislature will need to renegotiate the Seminole compact, which regulates gambling in Seminole territory, because it expires in 2015. Coley acknowledged that gambling is a hot-button issue and will remain that way as the session approaches. “I’m sure there will be a lot of discussion and debate over the next few months,” she said.


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Dirt road repairs delayed by FEMA By HOLMES COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Special to Times-Advertiser

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Washington County Library Director Renae Rountree discusses library programs at the Chipley Branch of the library on Thursday. Rountree became the library director in July when she was hired by the Board of County Commissioners.

New director no stranger to library By RANDAL SEYLER

638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — Though the Washington County Library is closed this week, the staff is still hard at work. “We’re closed for work days,” library director Renae Rountree said. “We are getting ready for a new computer system that will be installed in February.” The new system is going to save the library $15,000, and in these days of tight governmental budgets, that is a plus. “They’ve not told me of any cuts,” Rountree said of the coming budget year. One plus for the library budget is the financial aid which libraries receive from the state of Florida. “For each dollar budgeted by the county, we get 50 cents from the state,” she said. “That means nearly a third of our

budget comes from revenue outside of the county.” However, the library aid from the state has been controversial in the past, Rountree said. Rountree, who was named the new library director on July 25 by the Board of County Commissioners, has been employed by the library system since 2010 and has a master’s degree in library science from Florida State University. “I grew up in Cottondale, but my grandparents lived in Chipley, right next to the old library. I used to walk to the library by myself, which was a big thing when I was little,” she said. The Jackson County Library also used to run a Bookmobile to the IGA in Cottondale, and Rountree said she used to enjoying visiting the bus to check out books as well. She got her bachelor’s degree from FSU-Panama City and went on to complete her master’s

degree online. Having the education qualified her for the role of library director, and when the job came open earlier this year, she applied. “They interviewed me, and I was chosen,” she said, “I was really excited.” She began as an assistant branch manager for the Washington County Public Library, which has branch libraries in Vernon, Wausau and Sunny Hills as well as the main library in Chipley. As library director, Rountree said her primary goal is to increase services to the library’s patrons. “I think a lot of people don’t realize all the services we have available at the library,” she said. Besides the obvious books, the library offers DVDs, audio books, children’s books and e-books. The library also offers a variety of programs such as the summer read-

ing program for adults and children, ACT and SAT prep classes, proctored college exams and even Tai Chi classes. “As brick and mortar bookstores continue to disappear, the library becomes more and more important to a community,” Rountree said. Washington County has no movie theater, no bookstore, and limited movie rental options, so the county library provides those services — and provides them for free. Library staff have also participated in local events such as Trunk or Treat and Legends & Lore at Falling Waters State Park, Rountree said. The library has also hosted concerts in the past, and Rountree plans to showcase more musical talent in the future. “I want to have more services and events for the public,” Rountree said. “I want people to see that we offer more than just books.”

HOLMES COUNTY — Public Works Department has continued to keep the roads passable for local traffic and emergency vehicles while waiting on the Federal Emergency Management Adminstration to assess the damages and provide financial help with repairing the roads to pre-disaster condition, according to Holmes County Emergency Management. Holmes County was declared a Federal Disaster Area on Aug. 2 for public assistance. All dirt roads have been affected by the excessive heavy rainfall amounts since July 2. “We ask that you please be patient on the road conditions until FEMA can inspect them and write a scope of work to include not only repairing the roads but to include mitigation projects that will restore them better than before,” Director of Emergency Management Wanda Stafford said. “FEMA is currently working on the City of Bonifay and the Town of Noma and will start on the County roads tentatively on Sept. 9.”

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Decouple dogs, cards Officials announced recently that the Florida Senate will host a series of four public hearings this fall to seek public input on the future of gambling in the state. They will be in conjunction with the release of the second part of an outside study commissioned by the Legislature to examine the impact of gaming. That’s the prelude to what is expected to be the blockbuster issue in the 2014 legislative session: whether to expand casino gambling. However, lawmakers also should clean up some obstacles and inconsistencies in the regulation of already established gaming operations — many of which could use a lifeline. As reported by The News Herald’s Matthew Beaton, revenue from betting on live greyhound races at the track in Ebro fell 70 percent the last seven years. That includes a drop of 9.6 percent last year. Ebro is not alone — live greyhound betting revenue in Florida fell by 5.8 percent last year. Thoroughbred racing has suffered an even steeper decline, and jai-alai has all but disappeared. Ebro and other parimutuels have supplanted some of that lost racing revenue by offering other forms of gambling, such as poker rooms. But state law requires greyhound tracks to conduct a minimum number of races each year if they also have other forms of gaming. That can range from 100 performances all the way to 394; Ebro’s required minimum is 167 (a performance consists of at least eight live races).

In most cases, that’s too many races chasing too few customers. Why should tracks go to the expense of providing a product that a declining number of people want to buy? For that matter, why should dogs be forced to run for little profit? That’s the hook that has made allies out of opponents. Groups such as GREY2K USA that oppose greyhound racing on animal welfare grounds — they believe the dogs are treated cruelly and exploited — would welcome a reduction in races (and eventually their elimination). Although track owners such as Ebro’s Stocky Hess defend their treatment of the dogs, they also support having the freedom to hold as few races as they want. Dog racing may not completely disappear, but the tracks’ economic future clearly lies in expanding into other forms of gambling. That is harder to do when the state binds their hands on race days. Tying poker to greyhounds makes no logical sense. One doesn’t burnish the credentials of the other. Previous attempts to pass legislation decoupling the two forms of gaming have failed. But with momentum building to craft comprehensive gaming reform in Florida next year, the time is ripe to finally get over the hump and give the racing industry — and its opponents — what they want. Once that happens, lawmakers can address efforts by Ebro and others to expand into other forms of casino gambling.

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Old advertisers provide material for Happy Corner I can’t believe that I flour was 58 cents and a 14have been turning out an ounce package of fish sticks article a week for more was 88 cents. Well, that is than seven years, how we were able to but sometimes rear three children the creative juices on a teacher’s stop. When I am salary. experiencing In the military “writers block” or news, Robert F. just unable to come Henry and Max up with a subject Farmer completed for my Happy HAPPY CORNER a seven-week Corner, perusing Hazel Wells Tison basic field artillery the Heritage of course at the U.S. Holmes County Army Training history or an old copy Center at Fort Sill, Okla. of The Holmes County Both Henry and Farmer Advertiser usually brings are 1975 graduates of something to mind. This Holmes County High week I came across a School. Private Ronald F. copy of the Nov. 27, 1975, Marschka, former Vernon Advertiser. Though 1975 High School student, doesn’t seem so long ago to completed recruit training me, a glance at the content at Paris Island, S.C., and of the paper tells me things will be stationed at Camp have changed a lot in the Lejune, N.C., for advanced ensuing years. training. Army Specialist The grocery Kenneth Tate has been advertisements are a assigned to the 6th Infantry, quick reminder that we Berlin Brigade, Berlin, are not living in 1975. For Germany. example, The Piggly Wiggly Bonifay had a local radio advertised 5 pounds of station, WBGC, located sugar for 78 cents while in Chipley. They were Bonifay IGA had it for 68 having a “favorite disc cents. This Saturday, Piggly jockey contest,” and those Wiggly has 4 pounds for submitting a vote will be in $1.99, which is a good buy, line to win a turkey. and I will stock up a supply New homes by M. for my continuing jellyWalding Construction making. In 1975 a pound of Co. in Pineview Estates Chase and Sanborn coffee near Jellystone Park were was 98 cents. The last time advertised by Fish Realty. I noticed, a pound of ground Three-bedroom brick coffee was around $7. homes with 1½ baths on Campbell’s Tomato soup half-acre lots were going was 17 cents, five pounds of at $19,800. Closing costs

were under $300, and 100 percent financing was available. Who remembers Jellystone Park? There was a nice swimming pool and clubhouse with a camp ground on Son-in-law Road. The camp ground now operates under the name of Florida Springs; the pool has been filled in, and the clubhouse once used for an assisted living is now a private residence. In the 50 years ago column, a 1925 city council special session passes a sidewalk ordinance over the objections of Mayor Banfill. He took an active part in the discussion arguing strongly against the passage of the ordinance. “Bonifay doesn’t need sidewalks any more than they need fire in hell,” declared the mayor, somewhat heatedly. The explosion brought a round of laughter, but when the roll call vote came, every member of the council voted to pass the measure. In another 50 years ago item, Holmes County housewife, Mrs. Andrew Williams, last week sold a flock of 11 young turkeys weighing 86 pounds. She received 25 cents a pound making her return $21.50. In the 25 years ago column, the Bonifay Singing Society held the first sing and business session. R. J. Colvin was elected chairman, Brother Henry Mears, vice chairman, Miss

Norma Jean Hathaway, secretary-treasurer, Monroe Williams and Mrs. Homer Howell, arranging committee, and Mrs. B.J. Martin, pianist. I remember attending some of those singings at the Holmes County Courthouse as a teenager. I also remember attending Friday night gospel singings in the homes of some of the participants. Some of those were the homes of Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Martin, Mr. and Mrs.Tobe Retherford, Mr. and Mrs. Code Ross and we (the Wells family) also hosted some of them in our home. Looking back in the Advertiser brings back a lot of memories. Thanks to the then editor and publisher, Orren Smith and wife Dianne Williams Smith for carrying on the family tradition. Their daughter, Stephanie, is now associated with the Washington County News/ Holmes County TimesAdvertiser, continuing the family tradition. During these rainy days, I think we have assumed time stood still, but now we realize that was not so. The summer is about gone, and September is here. School’s back in session. Soon it will be Rodeo time, and the holidays will follow too quickly. These old news stories remind us how fleeting time really is.

August brings lots of memories and birthdays Your writer let the Closer home, an early important month for the greeting card was received birthdays of people in from friend, Randall P. his life slip right Roberts, a Bonifay through his fingers native who joined without any mention the Prattler in of anyone with graduating from birthdays in the in the School month of August. of Business In this first Administration, September column, University of an effort will be Florida, on Feb. 2, PERRY’S made to honor 1952. We, too, have PRATTLE August birthdays kept in contact, Perry Wells and add two especially in the more “birthday people” past eight years since to the already long list. the death of his beloved Others people with August wife, Florence, a loss he is birthdays, who have not continuing to deal with. been left out in the long A quick review of Happy history of this writing, will Birthday Greeting Cards be recognized. reveals at least 15 additional First of all, ole Perry ones were received. An Wells, the Prattler, untold number of telephone celebrated his 86th calls and emails should also milestone on Aug. 24 with be mentioned. numerous beautiful cards One of the new people of expressions from well added to the Aug. 24 wisher over a wide area of birthday list include my the country, and especially kinsman, Frank Lee, the readers of “Perry’s Prattle.” son of John D. Lee and My former roommate, Robbie Yates Lee. While Sammie Ray Young, a awaiting the arrival of Clewiston, Fla., native, and the fourth printing of I have maintained a fairly the Heritage Book, I close contact throughout encountered Frank in the more than 60 years Fred’s in Bonifay. I told since my departure from him of the book’s expected the University of Florida. arrival date. A contact He was the first to respond with him resulted in an to the recent birthday of his immediate sale. He, along former “roomie,” sending the hundreds of other his regards all the way owners, have told me of from his Silver Spring, Md., their enjoyment of this home of more than 40 years. chronicle of history. Sammie is still struggling Many of my readers with the loss of his wife, know that Paul Davidson Jeanne, who passed away Jr. owns and operates Main March 15, 2012. Street Produce in Chipley. From Flat Rock, N.C., a They should also know card was received from 98Paul was recently honored year-old, Mary Hiley Koru by the Florida Agriculture Remington, a Chipley native Extension Service for his whom I know so well but contribution to the field have never personally met. of Agriculture with his Her greetings included the business and his actual personal notation: “Dear farm experience as well. Perry, I am still subscribing Paul’s wife, LeAnn to the Washington County Clenney Davidson, ARNPNews so I can enjoy your C, is associated with “Prattle” M–.” Those Family Health Care in who own the Heritage of Chipley. Recently, I learned Washington County Book her father, the Rev. John are missing a treat if they Clenney, who passed away have not taken the time a few months ago, was born to turn to pages 311 and Aug. 24, 1937, making him 312 and read the three 10 years younger than me. I installments of this lady’s only met her dad once, and long and interesting life and at the time he was pastor her humble beginnings. of a Baptist Church in


A younger Perry Wells is shown in this 1989 picture, along with his dad, Hugh Wells. This was at Watermelon Festival time. The dad was 84 and son, Perry, was 62. Ebro. He also served other churches, including one in Port St. Joe. Joey Nichols, Chipley businessman, enjoys an Aug. 24 birthday, and he is standing by awaiting Cousin Perry to mention his name. Joey recently lost his father, Q. L. Nichols, in death. Others with Aug. 24 birthdays include Annie Myrel Collins Frame, Pauline Steverson Farmer and her twin sister, Catherine Steverson Owens, Ralph E. Harris, Charlie Hilton, Bay County Attorney, the late Judge W. L. Fitzpatrick and others who may have slipped off my memory board. age and birthdays have became part of my conversation with neighbor and friend, Bill Webb, who is one of those who brought the Dixie Lily Milling Company to Chipley in 1947. Bill Webb always remembers that his birthday is two days prior to mine and that he two years older than me. So, Happy Birthday Greetings are in order for Bill Webb, who turned 88 on Aug. 22! Bill and wife, Sybil, are always ready to support worthy causes in the area, and he knows to reach for his billfold, especially at

Watermelon Festival time. My brother, Jim Wells, is an Aug. 21 birthday boy with our brother, Clyde Wells, having his one week earlier, Aug. 14. All of this seems of more importance to me as Jim and I get older and in view of the fact that we lost Clyde on Feb. 2, 1990. Hester only had two nieces and two nephews on the Lucas side of her family. The children of her brother, Dan Lucas and wife, Ruth, both have Aug. 28 birthdays. Scott arrived on Aug. 28, 1963, and his sister, Shelia, joined the family on Aug. 28, 1968. Adding to the list is Scott’s wife, Donna, who has an Aug. 29 birthday. I don’t think I have ever missed acknowledging the birthday of a special lady, Bess Yates Harrell. She celebrated her 95th birthday on Aug. 10. Bess is a resident of the Third Floor in the Northwest Florida Community Hospital, and I have to ashamedly admit that I have not made a visit, visit with her. I hope to make amends soon! Some nieces, nephews, cousins and even grandchildren, are being left out of this tribute and I ask forgiveness for that. Look for more birthday recognition for September. See you all next week.


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University of South Florida student Ashley Maxwell takes measurements Sunday, Sept. 1, at the edge of a hole where human remains were discovered in a shallow, unmarked grave the previous day in the Boot Hill cemetery at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, where students say they were abused decades ago, in Marianna. The yellow marker denotes the location where skull fragments and a tooth were found.

Exhumation begins in Marianna those conclusions can be made depends on the preservation of individual remains, Kimmerle said. Researchers believe the burial site contains the bodies of black Dozier School students, and suspect another campus burial for white students exists. The school was segregated until 1968. Kimmerle said Saturday that researchers likely won’t be able to confirm a separate burial site for white students until sometime this winter. Several former Dozier School students and their relatives stopped by the campus Saturday morning to speak with reporters and USF officials. They described being beaten at a white concrete shed on campus known as The White House, where students were allegedly taken to be physically punished. School officials’ primary tool in the punishments, many former students have said,

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“I’ll never forget being beaten at The White House,” he said. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted earlier this month to allow USF to exhume the bodies. The project has received $190,000 in funding from the state and a $423,528 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Researchers have one year to exhume, identify and rebury human remains, as well as locate additional burials at the school.

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was a leather strap with a wooden handle. Johnny Lee Gaddy, 67, said Saturday he was beaten with the strap until he was “bleeding like a hog.” Other former students have said they were whipped until they passed out. “They had no heart for children, no compassion for children,” Gaddy said. Gaddy was sent to the reform school in the 1960s for truancy, as was 68-yearold Richard Huntly. Huntly said Saturday that he, too, was regularly beaten for behavior ranging from fighting to disobedience. Other beatings, he said, seemed to occur at random. “I was just scared to death during that time,” Huntly said. Huntly and Gaddy were with a group of former Dozier School students who believe they should receive financial restitution for their years of physical labor at the school, which was owned


MARIANNA — University of South Florida researchers began exhuming human remains of more than 50 students at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna on Saturday morning. It’s the first of several excavations USF researchers have planned this year at the shuttered reform school, where over several decades, dozens of students were allegedly beaten, tortured and sexually abused, according to some former students, who also said they believe other students were killed at the boys school, which was once the largest of its kind in the country. Forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle, lead researcher in the project, said she hopes to have four to six graves fully excavated by Tuesday. Researchers

had already determined Saturday that some of the remains were wrapped and buried in coffins. They believe the coffins were constructed in the carpentry shop on the Dozier School campus. Researchers will use the remains to construct a biological profile that includes the age, sex and ancestry of the deceased. “It’s everything about you that we can tell from your biology, and that gives us a picture of who the person was,” she said. From there, researchers will cross-reference a list of Dozier students, then compare DNA samples to confirm the identity. Unidentified remains will be reburied on the Dozier School campus with a casket and marker. Skeletonized remains will be examined for fractures and other damage to determine if violence had taken place. But whether




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LEFT: Chipley’s Caleb Carter runs the ball while Vernon’s Malik Sheppard tries to stop him. RIGHT: The stands were full on both sides of the field Friday as intercounty rivals Vernon and Chipley met in Vernon for the season opener.

Chipley tops Vernon 22-13 in season opener By RANDAL SEYLER

638-0212 | @WCN_HCT VERNON — The Chipley Tigers dominated the Vernon Yellow Jackets 28-13 in the season opener Friday at Vernon. The weather was extra steamy and lightning crackled to the north and east, but the rain held off as the two Washington County teams played a game often stymied by cramps and yellow flags. The Yellow Jackets had trouble getting outside of their own 10-yard mark during their first four possessions, but the next time Vernon got the ball they were more calm and got some yardage. The Jackets drew first blood when senior running back Brandon Malloy scored from the 6-yard line with 10:20 left to play in the first half. Aaron Bowers’ kick was good for the extra point. Junior Bradley Hall nabbed a screen pass from senior quarterback Jordan Finch and scampered 40 yards to score two min-


Vernon defenders chase after the Chipley offense during Friday’s game at Vernon. The Tigers defeated the Yellow Jackets 28-13. utes after Vernon got on the board. Senior running back Kobe McCrary’s PAT added 2 to make it 8-7 going into the half.

McCrary was Chipley’s go-to guy Friday for yardage. Not only did he score the only PAT of the game, he ran 34 yards just sec-

onds into the second half to get the Tigers a 14-7 lead. A Vernon safety at 7:07 bumped the Chipley lead up to 16-7, and junior run-

ning back Wyatt Brock capped a 60-yard drive by scoring from 4 yards out five seconds into the final quarter. The PAT try was

no good, but the Tigers had a 22-7 edge. Vernon was unable to get past the line off scrimmage on their next possession, and when Chipley got the ball again, it went straight to McCrary, who broke out on the first down and scrambled 23 yard before the Vernon defenders caught him. Junior Darren Stewart added 12 yards, and Brock earned 5 more, moving the Tigers to the Vernon 30 before the ball went over to the Yellow Jackets on downs. Three plays in, Vernon fumbled the ball away and the Tigers took the drive back up where they left off, just inside the Yellow Jackets’ 30. Junior running back Carlon Smith was good for 5 yards, then McCrary ran 23 yards to the end zone. With 1:06 left to play, Malloy found the end zone one more time to give the Vernon squad 6 more points. Vernon travels to West Gadsen on Friday, while Chipley has no game scheduled for Friday.

Chipley volleyball squad downs North Bay Haven By JASON SHOOT

747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot PANAMA CITY — Two volleyball teams with their eyes on the future got a good look at their present Thursday night. A senior-less Chipley squad cruised in the final two games to defeat host North Bay Haven 25-21, 23-25, 25-12, 25-11 in a nondistrict volleyball match. The visiting Tigers (2-0) reached the Region 1-1A finals last year, but they will play without a single senior on their team this fall. The lack of seniors didn’t leave Chipley punchless against the Buccaneers, however. The Tigers showcased their firepower at the net and eventually wore down North Bay Haven (0-2) inside a sweltering, humid gym that had players and spectators alike sweating profusely. Chipley junior Kyli Miner said the Tigers recognize they don’t have any seniors leading the way, but they have a talented crop of underclassmen on the roster that can contribute at the net or in the back row. “We’ve got a lot of freshmen who have a lot of talent, and we’re working hard,” Miner said. “We’re trying to get our record to 18-0 and go all the way.” After Chipley outlasted the Buccaneers to win the first game, NBH rallied

late to erase a 21-18 deficit in the second game. NBH grabbed a 24-23 lead with a Jasmine Bogere kill, and a carry following a Haley Byrd serve allowed the Buccaneers to capture the second game. “We really showed what we’re going to be,” NBH coach Shana Peeples said of her players’ performance in the second game. “We showed what we’re capable of. We fought with a lot of heart, and they gave it all they had.” Winning games, let alone matches, is an important step in the maturation of an NBH program that won one match last year and is playing with seniors for the first time this season. The Buccaneers, who beat Bozeman in a preseason match that doesn’t affect their record, have three seniors on the roster: twin sisters Jasmine and Phrieda Bogere and Alexis Winsett. “I feel like this is the best North Bay Haven team we’ve had to date,” said Peeples, a former Mosley and Gulf Coast standout who is in her fourth season as head coach. “Once it starts clicking as a team, we’re going to be very competitive.” The Tigers put the match away with a dominant performance in the final two games. Miner sparked a 100 run in the third game with a kill and a block on


Chipley volleyball players celebrate after scoring a point during a match Thursday at North Bay Haven. At right, two North Bay Haven defenders try to block a hit. the first two points of that spurt. Freshman Gianna Mathews capped the run with a pair of kills that gave Chipley a 15-7 lead. NBH was limited to no more than two consecu-

tive points for the rest of the match as the Tigers took over. Chipley ran away with the final game behind an 8-0 run that gave the Tigers an 18-7 advantage.

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LEFT: The Holmes County Blue Devils brace themselves for the next play. TOP RIGHT: The Holmes County Blue Devils got caught in a downpour during their game against the Arnold Marlins on Friday night. BOTTOM RIGHT: Holmes County Blue Devils’ cheerleaders are always ready to cheer on their team.

Arnold too much for rebuilding Holmes County By JASON SHOOT

747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot BONIFAY — Aside from a few notable miscues, Arnold looked very little like a team in rebuilding mode Friday night. The Marlins overwhelmed Holmes County on both sides of the ball in a game more lopsided than the score would indicate, posting a 35-0 victory at Memorial Field in a nondistrict game that marked the season opener for both programs. The Marlins, a Class 5A school that finished 2-7 last year, proved too mighty for Holmes County, a Class 1A program also reloading this year. Arnold led 7-0 at halftime before taking control in the second half. The Marlins swarmed Justice Bice in the backfield for a safety and a 9-0 lead early in the second half. Arnold quickly boosted its lead to 16-0 with Torri Cotton’s 19-yard

sprint to the end zone with 10:17 remaining in the third quarter. Arnold’s Connor MacKenzie blocked a punt out of the end zone to increase Arnold’s lead to 18-0 with 7:44 left in the third quarter. Ninety seconds later, Marlin quarterback Cody Saunders located Dario Batiste open in the corner of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown pass and a 25-0 advantage. Marlins place-kicker Austin Peffers contributed with a 29-yard field goal with just over 10 minutes remaining for a 28-0 lead. MacKenzie, who had a punt return for a touchdown called back earlier in the game because of a penalty, scored on a 30-yard punt return with 6:44 left to provide the final margin and a running clock. Saunders scored the Marlins’ first touchdown of the season with a 1-yard sneak into the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 1 minute, 22 seconds left in the

first quarter. That scoring opportunity was provided when Arnold’s defense forced a fumble and recovered it at the Holmes County 14-yard line. Saunders scored seven plays later. The Blue Devils responded with a 77-yard burst by Chad Leavins on the first play of their next drive. Darcel Johnson’s tackle of Leavins at Arnold’s 2-yard line saved a touchdown, however, and the Marlins forced Holmes County to lose a total of 6 yards on the next four plays from scrimmage to turn away the threat and preserve the shutout. That goal-line stand punctuated a dominant performance by Arnold’s defense, particularly the defensive line, in the first half. The Blue Devils gained 1 yard or fewer on 13 of 26 plays before halftime. Outside of the one long run, Leavins otherwise was limited to 0 yards on his other 10 carries in the first two quarters.

Arnold running back Torri Cotton amassed 76 yards on six carries in the first half, but he had two long touchdown runs negated by holding penalties. The first was a 62-yard

scamper midway through the opening quarter. The other was a 66-yard romp early in the second quarter. An Arnold penalty also spoiled Darcel Johnson’s 43-yard punt return for a

touchdown in the second half. Cotton finished with a game-high 133 rushing yards on 11 carries, and Saunders finished with 113 yards on 6-for-12 passing.


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BONIFAY — Superintendent of Holmes County Schools Eddie Dixon gave the latest updates for the schools during the Bonifay Kiwanis Club’s Aug. 21 meeting, which included the first day of school and the latest trip to Tallahassee. “We had a great start to the new school year,” Dixon said. “Technology has become a wonderful thing. We now have a system that can call 3,000 at once to let them know that schools were canceled Monday due to the weather.” He said there were 70 new students to attend Holmes County schools this year, which equals half a million dollars in additional funding from the state. “It seems that people are moving back now that the economy is steadily improving,” Dixon said. “There are also those coming in from Washington and Jackson County, especially since Jackson County has implemented their new


uniform policy. We’ve got more students coming into the county than leaving.” He expounded on their recent presentation in Tallahassee towards building the new Bonifay middle and elementary schools. “We went to Tallahassee last Thursday, met with representatives from the Governor’s Office and the Department of Education and gave a 30-minute presentation,” Dixon said. “That night, we found out we were approved to be put on the budget for the next year. We still need to be approved by legislature for funding, so any good word we can send that way would be very helpful.” He said he has noticed a great deal of support. “What amazes me is how the community has come together for this project,” Dixon said. “We’ve got stacks and stacks of letters of support. We’re going to work hard to get this project.” Dixon also said there is no funding to help Bonifay’s middle and elementary schools.

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God using old-school hiphop beats combined with modern crunk for that contemporary vibe.” Evans said he grew up in Fort Walton Beach but now has a home in Chancellor. “I started writing songs at a young age, I accepted the Lord at a young, but always liked rap, so I deciding to start writing Christian rap, because I felt that God could use me to reach people through it,” Evans said. “I quit doing it for a while, because I got out of

state said they would not help fund repairs, saying funding would only be available to rebuild from the ground up.” He added Bonifay does not have a special needs shelter. “The only one we have is in Poplar Springs in the west end of the county,” he said. “We want to build on the current Holmes County Fair Grounds. We’ll work something out with the fair, but it would be in the best interest of the schools to have all three schools grouped together in one area.” Dixon said they would all be located on one side of the railroad tracks, and it would be on the same side as all of the emergency response teams, such as fire, police, ambulance and hospital. He said the structure of the building would be built with safety in mind. “The old high school and elementary school were built with a wide open structure during a time when safety wasn’t an issue and they were more interested in a more pod structure,” Dixon said. “The new school is designed to protect against outside threats. For example, the elementary school students will be able to play safely in a courtyard surrounded by buildings.” He said portions are built to withstand a category five hurricane, but he’s pushing for additional funding to have the whole building fortified as well. “A water tower would be put in to help supply water to the new water sprinkler system in case of a fire,” Dixon said. “This will also help the city with a new water tower, which will also help increase water pressure in that section of the city.” During question and answers someone asked if the funding included an auditorium for the new schools and Dixon replied that they only fund high school auditoriums. Dixon said if all goes well the construction of the new schools will start as soon as October 2014 and could be completed as soon as the first day of school for the 2015-16 school year. “We’re also looking into building new facilities in Ponce de Leon so we can get rid of the portables,” Dixon said. “I can’t tell you how excited we are of the progress being made in Holmes County and how very blessed we are.”

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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) What’s a Japanese paper or silk wall-hanging with a roller at the bottom? Kakemono, Kabuto, Koseki, Kodomo 2) NASA says it takes most of us how many days to recover from jet lag after crossing five time zones? 2, 3, 4, 5 3) Of these which is not one of the three Van Pelt kids in “Peanuts”? Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Rerun 4) What role did Janet Jackson play on older TV’s “Good Times”? Penny, Buffy, Thelma, Willona 5) Which “sauce” is also known as plum? Duck, Lobster, Alfredo, Hollandaise 6) What are artists who record for the same label? Chummers, Labelmates, Dubbers, Bedmates 7) Whose theme song included, “Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue”? Hart to Hart, Green Acres, McCloud, Jeffersons 8) What “generation” are you in if you’re caring for parents and supporting kids? Jet Age, Quicksand, Garden Party, Sandwich 9) Which Soviet republic was first to declare independence from Moscow in 1991? Armenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine 10) In 1999 what was the first computer “worm” to travel by email? Melvin, Melinda, Marvin, Melissa

Juanita Howell of Phoenix, Arizona, one of the featured trick-riders in the Sixth Annual Northwest Florida Rodeo in 1951


Bob Cobb and his educated Brahman steer, “Silver,” of Silver Springs, Fla., was featured in the Annual West Florida Championship Rodeo in 1948.

Rodeo makes history in Holmes County By CECILIA SPEARS

attended the rodeo. “In 1994 the company contracted to put on the rodeo was called Bad Company,” said Wells. “Bad Company brought in BONIFAY — The Northwest people by the thousands and a lot Florida Championship Rodeo of people said it was the biggest is not only considered to be the rodeo we’ve ever had. In 1995 bread and butter of Holmes County, but the glue that sticks the we had a hurricane that pushed rodeo to November and it wasn’t community together — and it all the greatest and then in 1998 started with a dream. Jeb Bush came back to visit the In 1946 the Kiwanis Club of rodeo.” Bonifay was looking to find a way Boswell said he remembered to promote the area and celebrate the area’s prosperity in the area of when they didn’t have a scoreboard and it was during a agriculture and live stock. time when Coca Cola and Pepsi “That’s when Paul Bowyer were competing for advertising. suggested the Kiwanis Club put “We said the one who came up on a rodeo,” said Bonifay Kiwanis Club President Carlton Treadwell. with a scoreboard would be the “Bowyer was from Oklahoma and one to advertise and Coca Cola won,” said Boswell. new a thing or two about rodeos. Kiwanis member Floyd Tim Brown, a veterinarian, was Reynolds said he remembered also whole-heartedly involved when there was a year when it in getting the rodeo started and looked like they wouldn’t be able Harvey Etherage was key factor to put on the rodeo. in promoting the rodeo.” “It was 34 years into the There are still a few Kiwanis rodeo and the Kiwanis went members that remember how it broke putting on the rodeo and started small but grew at a rapid it looked like they were going pace. to have to call it quits on the “Crowds started off on bails rodeo,” said Reynolds. “Then of hay and we had to rent a bull Brown Miller, with Whole Sale for bull fighting,” said Kiwanis Groceries in Bonifay promised member Al Boswell. “Eventually the club $5,000 to put on the rodeo we went to boarded seats and and the rodeo’s basically made then we got the metal stands money ever since. That man, donated from the Eglin Air Force Brown Miller, should get credit for Base.” keeping it going when it would’ve Kiwanis member Herbert Brooks said he remembered when died otherwise.” Kiwanis member Aubrey Sapp one year a bull got loose in the added that volunteers also play a stands one year. large part in the rodeo’s success. “The rodeo has been a lot “The rodeo is a massive puzzle bigger than it is now,” said that has thousands of moving Treadwell. parts and without volunteers it Kiwanis member Tim Wells would be next to near impossible,” said that in 1988 Governor Bob said Sapp. “It’s their hard work Martinez and his wife were in the Saturday rodeo parade and in 1994 that makes the rodeo operate smoothly and allows us to provide Governor Lawton Mainor Chiles, more services to the public. It’s a Jr. and his challenger Jeb Bush 547-9414 | @WCN_HCT

Through a roaring hoop of flames on a pair of white horses goes Jimmy Murphy, Roman Riding Expert who performed at the 1957 Rodeo. massive task and we’re blessed to have volunteers.” Past Bonifay Kiwanis President Bill Bullington strongly emphasized that the importance of the rodeo is not just bringing in thousands of people to Bonifay every year but that the rodeo is a non-profit event where all of the money remaining from the rodeo will go towards scholarships,

school programs and student functions. “We are about the children first and foremost,” said Bullington. “People wonder where the money goes and that’s where it goes; to the children of Holmes County.” The countdown continues to the next Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo, which will be held this year on Oct. 4, 5 and 6.

11) The MasonDixon Line forms the border between? NC & VA, MD & VA, WV & PA, MD & PA 12) What is a superficial good looking man? Lume, Tremper, Himbo, Sardo 13) Alopecia is the medical condition for? Gout, Baldness, Athlete’s foot, Headache 14) What was the name of Roy Rogers’ dog? Silver, Bullet, Shemp, Daisy ANSWERS 1) Kakemono. 2) 5. 3) Franklin. 4) Penny. 5) Duck. 6) Labelmates. 7) Green Acres. 8) Sandwich. 9) Lithuania. 10) Melissa. 11) MD & PA.12) Himbo. 13) Baldness. 14) Bullet.

Gene Sisler, of Emmett, Idaho, with his Australian Shepard dogs, Jerry, Rock and Rye, was a special attractions at the 12th Annual Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo in 1957.

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Family Involvement important in Early Steps Special to Extra The new school year is underway, but what about the littlest members of the family who are not old enough for school? Though they may not be in classrooms with school teachers, they are learning and developing new skills every day. It is helpful for parents to understand when a child should be reaching their developmental milestones. Developmental milestones refer to when children acquire a new skill or accomplishment, whether it is a first tooth or the first time

the baby rolls over or says their first word. Every state has a formal system for early intervention to identify children who may be experiencing developmental delays and to provide early intervention services. In Florida, that system is called Early Steps — a statewide early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to thirtysix months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. The local Early Steps office in Panama City serves

children and families in the six county region that covers Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Bay, Calhoun and Gulf Counties. Wendy Morgan, the Program Manager for Early Steps, explained, “Each child grows at an individual pace, but research shows that a child’s first three years are the most important time for learning. So parents who get help early put their children on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential.” According to Early Steps, parents are a child’s first teachers. They are the first

to know their child’s needs and strengths and are best at providing daily support during everyday routines. So what should a parent do if they are concerned that their child may not be developing as they should? What if they are concerned about the child’s motor skills like crawling or walking or communication skills like speech? Morgan explained the process of referring a child to Early Steps. “Referrals often come from pediatricians, other community agencies like Healthy Families or Healthy Start, or

Chipola Theatre announces season Special To Extra MARIANNA—Charles Sirmon, director of Theatre at Chipola College recently announced the lineup for his 14th season, which includes The Chipola Theatre Showcase, “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” “The Sound of Music,” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised).” This season kicks off with the Chipola Theatre Showcase at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26. The night of scenes and songs is billed as “Saturday Night Live on a Thursday.” The annual fundraiser helps theatre majors take an educational trip to New York in the spring. Next up is “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” which runs Dec. 5-8. Auditions are at 6 p.m. on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. With music by Walton Jones, the show is full of 1940s music, dancing and oldtime sound effects. Hits include “That Old Black Magic,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Blue Moon,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The play portrays the

final holiday broadcast of the Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on a New York radio station in December 1942. “The Sound of Music,” is set for Feb. 26 to March 2 and March 1 at 7 p.m. This all-time favorite with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score. The world’s most beloved musical tells the story of a nun who is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain on the eve of World War II. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain. Auditions are at 6 p.m. Jan. 6-7. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised),” is set for May 78 at 7 p.m. The show will also play for hundreds of school children the same week. Charlie Brown opened on Broadway in 1999 with a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Musical numbers in-

clude “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime” and “Happiness.” Auditions are March 17-18 at 6 p.m. Tickets for all Chipola Theatre productions go sale two weeks before the performance. Tickets are available online with box office hours Monday through Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and one hour before curtain at the box office. Theatre fans also are invited to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre (ACT) VIP fund, which guarantees the best seats for all shows. The ACT Fund offers five levels of membership including Sponsor, Patron, Benefactor, Angel and Corporate Angel with VIP seating available at all levels. A portion of ACT memberships is tax-deductible. For more information, contact Charles Sirmon, director of theatre 850-718-2277. For more information, visit chipola. edu and like Chipola Theatre on Facebook.


from child care centers, but parents can self refer their children as well.” Morgan went on to explain the philosophy of Early Steps, which believes in partnership with families and provides families and caregivers with training and support to increase learning opportunities for their children. Family members learn how to use everyday routines like meals, bath time, dressing, play and outings to encourage their child’s development of skills and independence. Early Steps services are provided at no charge to the family.

The process begins with a screening and evaluation of the child’s development. If the child’s scores indicate a delay, an individualized family support plan is developed and services are put in place. Services can include speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or early intervention. Early Steps encourages parents who have concerns about their child’s development, to talk with their child’s pediatrician or other health care provider. For more information, contact Early Steps directly at 747-5411.


Ponds, White to wed Cory L. Ponds and Cody F. White will be united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2013. The wedding will be held at The Chautauqua Building in Defuniak Springs, Fla. Cory is the daughter of Tom and Lora Ponds of Bonifay. She is the granddaughter of Coy and Martha Pitts of Bonifay and Thomas and Judy Ponds of Ponce de Leon. Cory is a graduate of Holmes County High School and Gulf Coast State College. Cody is the son of Laura

White and Dwayne and Julie White of Bonifay. He is the grandson of Mary and Larry White of Bonifay, James and Anita Faircloth and Dorris and Ron Williams of Bethlehem. Cody is a graduate of Bethlehem High School and is currently a student at Chipola State College. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony. The couple and their families would like to invite family and friends to join them in this celebration.

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The Florida College System Foundation recently presented checks to Chipola College to provide scholarships. Pictured from left, are John Holdnak, executive vice-Chancellor of the Florida College System; Judy Green, executive cirector of the Florida College System Foundation; Julie Fuqua, cirector of the Chipola College Foundation; and Dr. Gene Prough, president of Chipola College. The donations included $1,770 for the Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship and $4,159 for the Bank of America “Dream Makers” Scholarship. Recipients of both scholarships are attending Chipola this fall.

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DOTHAN — Landmark Park’s annual Low Country Boil will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the Stokes Activity Barn. Shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes, along with the chef ’s secret blend of spices, will be cooked in a 60-gallon kettle outside the Stokes Activity Barn. The meal is served out of wheelbarrows for a laid back feast. A silent auction, live music by Kyle Ogle and Forrest Williams, wagon rides and hot dogs for the kids will also be available at this annual fall fundraiser. Tickets are $50 per person, $5 for kids ages 3-12 and

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Chipola College ranks 14th best in nation Special to Extra TALLAHASSEE —– Washington Monthly ranked Chipola College number 14 among national community colleges in its ninth annual college rankings survey, it was announced on Aug. 26. Four other Florida College System (FCS) institutions made the list: North Florida Community College, Miami Dade College, Valencia College and South Florida State College. “On behalf of the faculty and staff of Chipola College, we are pleased to be recognized for offering quality instruction,” said Chipola President Dr. Gene Prough. “I am very proud of our faculty and support personnel who provide a quality learning environment for our students.” “This honor recognizes the Florida College System’s commitment to both access and high-quality education,” said

FCS Chancellor Randy Hanna. “I commend our colleges for their ongoing efforts to serve the needs of our state.” Using data from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and U.S. Department of Education, Washington Monthly rates community colleges in a number of areas, including collaborative learning, student effort, academic rigor, student-faculty interaction and support for learning. Retention, graduation and completion rates are also factored into the rankings. Chipola had a first-year retention rate of 65.9 which was fifth among the top 50 colleges. Chipola was eleventh in the Three-year graduation/transfer rate at 57.9 percent. This number indicates the percentage of students who graduate or transfer to another college within three years of first enrolling. Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts De-

gree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. According to Washington Monthly’s editors, “We designed the Washington Monthly college rankings to embody the American higher education compact at the institutional level. Instead of lauding colleges for closing their doors to all but an elite few, we give high marks to institutions that enroll low-income students, help them graduate and don’t charge them an arm and a leg to attend.” “These rankings are especially important because they highlight the system’s mission of providing access to low-cost, high-quality education and job training,” said Chancellor Hanna. “I am extremely proud of all of our colleges for helping prepare Floridians for high-skill, high-wage jobs.” For more information, view Washington Monthly’s rankings at

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Washington Monthly has ranked Chipola College number 14 among national community colleges in its ninth annual college rankings survey. Pictured are four of Chipola’s recent top grads, from left: Jackson Cagle, Meghan Wilder, Rachel Pelt and Jaren Bannerman.

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TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN), whose goal is to create the next generation that cares about fish and wildlife conservation, is on a roll. This bold initiative, sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), is dedicated to providing a statewide network of sustainable places where youth and their families can participate in outdoor activities that inspire conservation stewardship and a love of our fabulous natural resources. The FYCCN is about helping kids develop a passion for nature and the outdoors. At a time when participation in traditional outdoor activities is on the decline and obesity and other health problems, including attention deficit disorder, diabetes, asthma and heart disease, are leading to worries that this generation may be the first to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, the FYCCN offers a bright ray of hope. Thanks to many friends – beneficent donors, excited partners, passionate volunteers and outstanding leadership – what was a bold idea a few years ago is now a reality. One of those friends is famed marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey. Steve Stock, president of Guy Harvey Inc. and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, recently presented a check for $50,000 to the Wildlife Foundation of

Florida to help fund FYCCN saltwater fishing camps that infuse in youth conservation ethics and a sense of stewardship related to the sport of fishing. “We are proud and excited to partner with FYCCN in furtherance of our marine educational programs and goals,” Harvey said. “This partnership will help us to teach and develop the next generation of responsible Florida sportsmen and women.” With help such as this, the FYCCN is expanding its network of youth centers to teach kids basic principles of conservation and outdoor ethics. They also stress traditional outdoor recreational skills, including fishing, shooting sports, boating, wildlife viewing and more. Visit for details. The Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the official public-support organization for the FWC, is a major partner in this effort. Its striving to collect donations ( FYCC) and help coordinate sponsors has played a significant role in the rapid evolution of the FYCCN. The FYCCN is a true “network.” The effectiveness of more than 225 statewide partners working together is creating the base necessary to make a difference in the lives of Florida’s youth. Parks and recreation departments, nature centers, volunteer groups, clubs and environmental organizations, private landowners, sporting goods stores and people who want

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veterinary behaviorist or an appropriate trainer in the community,” Beaver said, Though you think it might never happen to you, attacks are more common than many would guess. It is always important to keep in mind when interacting with any unfamiliar pets that though dogs may be man’s best friend, the wolf is still their second cousin.


Everyone said Dr. Bonnie gets frightened Beaver, Professor of something or at the College of someone from time Veterinary Medicine to time, and animals & Biomedical are no exception. Sciences. “They Fear is an emotional also tend to be rigid response to danger and move slowly.” If Pet Talk and causes our you’ve noticed this survival instincts body language and to kick into high gear. Even behavior from the animal, the most loving and docile of it is best to back away pets can lash out when put slowly and find something in a threatening situation, or somewhere to separate and the results can often yourself. If you notice that be dangerous. In order to the animal is becoming prevent an attack, there aggressive, it is best to are a few things you should freeze and avoid direct eye always look out for when contact, Beaver said. interacting with any animal. Just like if coming across “The most important a bear or other dangerous things to recognize are if wild animal, you should the dog is staring at you, its never scream and run lips are pulled back so teeth away or make any sudden are showing, and it has a movements. Wild animals stiff tail pointing upward,” and pets alike may view you




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I wish we’d all be California foils exhaust into the sky. taco. Never having In the state of done such a thing Florida, an old in my life, I covertly geezer will not get glanced around to in his car unless he see how my friends can hit 70 mph, along were “building” their with other things. taco. I tried to do the I must admit same. DR. JAMES those California I got all of the L. SNYDER people on the L.A. ingredients on my Out to Pastor Freeway were very taco shell, rolled it friendly indeed and up, folded it and then much to my surprise, quite looked around to see what I religious. All of them were was supposed to do next. Is greeting me in a very husky this finger food? Should I be voice and then pointing using a fork or a spoon? me towards heaven. They I noticed everybody at the actually were encouraging table picked up their taco as me to go to heaven. though it was finger food or Of course, in all the maybe a sandwich. Actually, anxiety of the L.A. Freeway, I am not sure what a taco they got their fingers mixed really is. Therefore, not to up and instead of using the be the odd guy at the table I index finger, used another picked up my taco and took finger. That is beside the the first bite. point. The important thing The taco I built was is they wanted me to go to rather cantankerous. As heaven. Of course, as I think soon as I bit it, all the of it now, maybe they wanted ingredients in that taco me to go to heaven at that deserted the taco shell and moment! went back to the plate. Now During my visit, friends what was I supposed to do? took me to several Mexican As discreetly as possible, restaurants. For the first one of my friends at the time in my life, I had what is table slipped me a fork. I do called a taco. How they come not know if you are supposed up with these names I will to eat a taco with a fork, but never know. I did, so arrest me! An interesting thing On my last day, I went about a taco is that whoever to my hotel front desk to prepares it, does not actually see if I could find another prepare it. When my taco restaurant in the area for my came, it was all over my last meal in California. plate. There were little I told the person at the piles of this ingredient and front desk that I had eaten at that ingredient and then some Mexican restaurants something folded up on my and was wondering if she plate, which was the taco could recommend a nonshell. Mexican restaurant in the What I was supposed area. to do was “build” my own She smiled at me and

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Faith EVENTS Evangelistic Center plans benefit CARYVILLE — The Caryville Evangelistic Center will hold a benefit dinner and yard sale on Friday, Sept. 6 at the church. The benefit is for Nora Curry, a cancer patient, who is in need of transportation. The yard sale will begin at 8 a.m. and the lunch will begin at 11 a.m. You can eat in or take out and they will also deliver the chicken plates, which will cost $6 each. For more information call 956-2685 Monday through Thursday or 849-0000 Friday through Sunday.

Christian Haven sets Jam Session CHIPLEY — Christian Haven Church will hold its monthly Jam Session at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. Refreshments begin at 6 and the singing starts shortly after. For more information, call 638-0836 or 773-2602.

Noma Assembly of God Homecoming HOLMES COUNTY — Noma Assembly of God Church will hold its 87th Homecoming at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. The speaker will be Bro. Tommy Moore and the singing group will be The Bradys. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Free movie, food at Caryville Recreation Center CARYVILLE — New Zion Baptist Church will be hosting a free viewing of “The Jesus Film” to be held starting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 with free hamburgers and hot dogs and the movie will start at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Caryville Recreation Center.

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Obituaries Mrs. Mary Magdalene Williams, 80, of Bonifay, Florida died on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at her residence in Bonifay, Fla. Born Friday, January 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Day and the late Bonnie Carter Day. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Williams; daughter, Fay Townsend; son, David Williams; granddaughter, Dawn Williams; sister, Alma Holliman; and brothers, Paul Anderson and W.L. Anderson. Surviving are sons, Don Williams of Bonifay and Dale Williams of Bonifay; daughter, Gail Johnson of Bonifay; sisters, Evelyn Bricket of Ebro, Bertha Clayton of Texas City, Texas, and Elma Taylor of Caryville; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Gully Springs Cemetery, Bonifay, with Sims Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel.

Brenda Kirkland Brenda Kirkland, 53, of Graceville passed on to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. Brenda was born in Graceville on Aug. 1, 1960, to the late Elbert and Mary Nell Redmon Brown. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Brenda had her own house cleaning business and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents and brother Roy. She is survived by her husband, George; two daughters, Jami Danielle Bryant and husband, Joseph, Hartford, Ala., and Kori Denise Pelham, US Coast Guard; brother, James Brown and wife, Shirley, Rehobeth, Ala.; sister, Carolyn Graham and Randy, Fadette, Ala.; two grandsons Jacob Cole Bryant, Cooper Wayne Bryant; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Revs. Chester Padgett and Don Hadden officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery with James and Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 4374 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL 32446. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

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Noma Community Reunion NOMA — The annual Noma Community Reunion is Saturday in the Noma Town Hall building. The town hall will open at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. All past and present residents and their friends are cordially invited to attend. People planning to attend are asked to being a well-filled basket of their favorite dishes. Soft drinks, ice, cups, plates and eating utensils will be furnished. For more information, call Ludine Riddle at 974-8438.

Marsha Harrison Benefit BETHLEHEM — There will be a benefit for Marsha Harrison from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Bethlehem High School. There will be a De-Feet Cancer 5K Run/Walk. The entry fee for the 5K is $30 and registration will be at 7 a.m. with the 5K starting at 8 a.m., awards will follow. Fried fish and chicken plates will be $7 and will include fish or chicken, baked beans, potato salad or coleslaw, bread, dessert and a drink. There will also be a silent auction at 10 a.m. with the winning bids being announced at 1 p.m., and there will also be inflatables for the kids. Marsha Harrison has been diagnosed with breast cancer is currently undergoing treatments in Birmingham, Ala. This benefit is to help raise money for her medical care and travel expenses. There is also an account set up at the First federal Bank in Bonifay as “Benefit Account for Marsha Harrison.” For more information, call Emmy Mosser at 547-3468 or Wanda Pope at 956-4459.

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

2013 Soccer Registration CHIPLEY — The city of Chipley has begun registration for the 2013 soccer season. And child between the ages of 4 and 14 as of Oct. 1 will be eligible to participate. If registered from 3-5 p.m. on Sept 3-6, the cost is $42 per player. If registered after Sept. 6, the cost is $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.

against the Slocomb Red 32nd annual Harvest Tops. Festival Pageant Tentative plans are to attend the Assembly GRACEVILLE — The program on Friday, have 32nd annual Harvest lunch at City Café Dutch Festival Pageant has been Miss Florida treat, gather at the Ward rescheduled to on Sept. 27 house across from the Woodlands and Miss and 28 at the Graceville First Baptist Church on Center in Graceville, Sunday Afternoon Commerce Street to visit Civic Florida Timberlands according to pageant with the Arts and get on the float to ride director Teresa Bush. Pageant in the parade, attend the The entry fee is MARIANNA — The DEFUNIAK SPRINGS football game together $60, with all proceeds Artists Guild of Northwest — The Miss Florida going to the Graceville Florida is joined by Chipola and later the Alumni Woodlands Scholarship Dance and have a peanut Harvest Day Celebration. Pageant Board is proud to College and the Chipola boiling. Contact Rhonda Contestants can Regional Arts Association announce the 2013 Miss Stone at 334-684-6843 or by participate in photogenic in proudly announcing Florida Woodlands and email rjkstone67@gmail. for an additional $10. the ninth annual Sunday Miss Florida Timberlands com or by Facebook if you Photogenic entries will be Afternoon with the Arts Pageant is on Sept. 28 limited to one photo per exhibit and reception from plan to attend or for more at the WISE Center contestant. This is an open information. RSVP by Oct. 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Auditorium in DeFuniak pageant. Checks should be 1 if you plan to attend. We Springs. This pageant is an Chipola College Cultural made payable to the City of invite all persons who were Center. official state preliminary Graceville. in our class during our The non-juried art to the Miss US Woodlands Winners will receive a school years to attend the exhibition is open to all Scholarship Pageant. Two large trophy, crown and Reunion and Homecoming. queens will be selected for exhibitors of both visual banner. Alternates and and literary art forms free each of the following age participants will receive of charge. Exhibitors will groups. 2014 Holmes/ trophies. There will be a have the opportunity to • Teeny Miss: 2- and Washington County people’s choice winner in share in cash awards of 3-year-olds category. This has almost $1,000, the largest • Tiny Miss: 4- and Relay For Life Kick- each no effect on the overall of which is the Kathy J. 5-year-olds winners. The contestant Off Wycoff Memorial Award • Little Miss: 6-, 7- and from each category who CHIPLEY — The 2014 of $500. The winner of 8-year-olds collects the most money Holmes/Washington this award is voted on by • Petite Miss: 9- and will with the people’s County Relay For Life exhibiting artists. Other 10-year-olds choice title for that age Kick-Off is at 6 p.m. on Oct. awards include a Peoples’ • Junior Miss: 11-13 21 at Patillos. Patillos is on category and will receive a Choice Grand Prize years old trophy at the pageant. All the campus of the WHTC. • Teen Miss: 14-16 years award and two Peoples’ contestants in Tiny Baby For more information, Choice runners up old Miss through Little Miss call Connie Smelcer at awards, a Peoples’ Choice • Miss: 17-23 years old must wear short pageant 703-9977. Student Grand Prize and More information wear. All contestants in the two runners up in this about prizes and category Petite Miss through Miss competitions can be found category. Former CHS must wear long pageant Exhibitors and visitors at the official pageant site, Homecoming Queens ware. alike will have the Applications can be (no www in front). You can opportunity to meet and wanted picked up at Bush Paint chat with regional known also contact the pageant and Supply, Graceville City CHIPLEY — The Former professional artist Keith directors by phone, David Hall and the Graceville Chipley High School Pert at 850-401-1505, Martin Johns and historian News in Graceville Homecoming Queen Regina Uhland at 850-419and writer Dale Cox, who and at Forget Me Not Reunion is slated for Nov. 1827 or Morgan Parsons at are this year’s special Photography in Bonifay. 8 in Chipley, where all of 850-419-1964, or by email at guest artist and writer. Applications should be our favorite Homecoming It is a family friendly mailed or brought to Bush Queens from the past The deadline for entry is event, open to everyone Paint and Supply, Attn: will congregate and be Sept. 11. free of charge. In addition Teresa Bush, Pageant honored for the fi rst time to hundreds of pieces of Director, 971 6th Ave., in history. beautiful art, visitors will Graceville, FL 32440. There have been 63 Straight Shooters be treated to great music Application deadline is CHS Homecoming Queens CARYVILLE — The and tasty food. And door Sept. 10. in the history of Chipley Straight Shooters will be prizes will be given away For more information High School, and to date live at the Caryville Flea periodically throughout the call Teresa Bush, daytime almost all of them have Market from 10 a.m. to 3 afternoon. at 263-4744 or nighttime been contacted. p.m. on Sept 14. Entry forms are 263-3070, or Michelle Don’t miss this available on the Artists Watkins at the City of opportunity to support webpage at tagnwfl. Graceville at 263-3250. Annual Northwest Guild the Queen(s). The funds org, from Sam Carnley raised will be used only Florida Championship at samcarnley@gmail. HCHS Drama students for the Queens and the com or by mail at The Rodeo Pageant resources needed. If there to perform ‘The Artists Guild of Northwest are any unused funds BONIFAY — The Blue Florida, P. O. Box 1605, Sound of Music’ following this event, they Pride Band Boosters Marianna, FL 32447. The will be donated to the BONIFAY — Holmes will be Sponsoring the entry deadline is Oct. 1. CHS Athletic Department. County High School annual Northwest Florida For more information, Spread the word, and give Drama Department will Championship Rodeo contact Sam Carnley at generously. There are two present “The Sound of Pageant on Sept. 21 at, ways to give: 1) directly Music” on Dec. 3, 7, 8 and Holmes County High Larry Conley at mattie_ to Wells Fargo bank, or 2) 9 at the HCHS Auditorium. School., or mail a check; call 904-402There will be a 2 p.m. and 7 Contestant entry fee Michele Tabor Kimbrough 1223 for information. p.m., show on Dec. 7 and a $50. Photogenic fee $10 at mtk4art@embarqmail. If you have any 2:30 p.m. show on Dec. for first photo, $5 for each com. questions, or concerns, or “The Sound of Music” is additional photo (5x7 or would like a sponsorship set in pre-WWII Austria, is 8x10). People’s Choice award will be presented Geneva High School form mailed to you, please based on the romantic true call me. I would welcome story of Maria von Trapp, to the contestant with the Class of 1974 the call. Thank you in an aspiring nun who leaves most money in the jar. advance for your time and the abbey to become a GENEVA, Ala. — The Contestant must provide generosity. Kim HarperGeneva High School class governess for the seven the jar (no larger than a Chairman, Former CHS of 1974 is planning their gallon) with contestant Homecoming Queen 40-year Reunion and name, category and photo See BRIEFS B6 Reunion 904-402-1223. Homecoming for Oct. 11 on jar. One winner will receive the award. The pageant is open for girls ages 4-20 and boys ages 4-8. No residency is required. 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briefs from page B5 children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow

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

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For Life will hold a Bank Nigh, at 5 p.m. on May 5 at Atkins. Bank night is for the team captains to turn in any money they have BONIFAY — The Holmes collected before Relay. County High School Chorus For more information, call will present “Decades of Connie Smelcer at 703-9977. Music” on March 13 14 and 15 at the HCHS Auditorium.

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Relay For Life Bank Night CHIPLEY — The Holmes/ Washington County Relay

CHIPLEY — The 2014 Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life is from 6 p.m. to 11 a.m. on

May 9 and 10 at the PalsPark Soccer Field. For more information, call Connie Smelcer at 703-9977.

HCHS Spring Musical planned BONIFAY — The Holmes County High School Drama Department will present their spring musical on May 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15 at the HCHS Auditorium. The title of the spring musical

will be announced at a later date.

Holmes/Washington County Relay For Life Wrap up Party CHIPLEY — The Holmes/ Washington County Relay For Life Wrap Up Party is at 6 p.m. on June 2 at Patillos. Patillos is on the campus of the WHTC in Chipley. For more information, call Connie Smelcer at 703-9977.

Community calendar Library hours

Sunday: Closed

Wausau Library Monday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 1-6 p.m. Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed

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

MONDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.

TUESDAY 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch

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

WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m.


11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397.

THURSDAY 7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9-11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County Residents Only) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 6380093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216

2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the first Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets first Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A

FRIDAY 6 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every

second Friday at 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. to noon: Children’s education day 4th Saturday of every month North Bay Clan Tribal Grounds, 1560 Lonnie Road.

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

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7-3282 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-031-CA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee for BANK AMERICA MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT TRUST V, SENIOR/SUBORDINATE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1998-2, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102 Plaintiff, v. BEVERLY A MIERZEJEWSKI a/k/a BEVERLY A. SPROW, RICHARD K. SPROW, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiff’s Final Summary Judgment For Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Washington County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 18, SHERWOOD ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 192 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 REDMAN WORTHINGTON MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER 14901180AB. Commonly known as: 774 LITTLE JOHN DR., CHIPLEY, FL 32428. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 18 day of September, 2013. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who need 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 immedi-

ately upon receiving third notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on Aug 28, Sept 4, 2013. 8-3388 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 67-2013-CA-000075 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Trustee for GREENPOINT MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT TRUST, PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE, SERIES 2001-1, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, v. JOHNNY A. MOODY, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JOHNNY A. MOODY; TINA M. MOODY a/k/a TINA M. MAINOR; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; DISCOVER BANK; LHR INC., as successor in interest to FIRST EQUITY, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOHNNY A. MOODY, IF LIVING, BUT IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES OF JOHNNY A. MOODY YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been filed against you in the Circuit Court, County of Washington, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: LOTS 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 AND 12, IN BLOCK H, LEE BUCK ADDITION TO THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, IN THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2001 HOMES OF MERIT FOREST MANOR MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMB E R FLHML3F158023768A & FLHML3F158023768B. Commonly known as: 847 3RD ST., CHIPLEY, FL 32428.

You are required to file a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of first publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 19 day of Aug, 2013. CLERK OF COURT By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk cc: Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203 Tallahassee, Florida 32312 Tel: (850) 422-2520 Email: As Published in the Washington County News Aug 28, Sept 4, 2013 9-3389 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC. Plaintiff, v. TERESA M. PEACOCK A/K/A TERESA PEACOCK; et. al., Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (To be published in the Washington County News) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated May 8, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 67-2012-CA-000282, of the Circuit Court of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein LOANCARE, A DIVISION OF FNF SERVICING, INC., is Plaintiff, and TERESA M. PEACOCK A/K/A TERESA PEACOCK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TERESA M. PEACOCK A/K/A TERESA PEACOCK; MORTGAGE ELCTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COMMUNITY SOUTH CREDIT UNION; WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A N A M E D

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DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s). LINDA HAYES COOK, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Washington County Courthouse located at 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 at 11:00 am on the 11 day of September, 2013 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1, 2, 3, AND 4, OF THE PECAN GROVE ADDITION IN THE N 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST IN THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, BEING THAT PORTION OF LOT 1, BLOCK 6, ACCORDING TO THE L.W. MORDT PLAT OF SAID CITY. MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF THIRD STREET 165.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 96.77 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST, 165.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTH BOULEVARD; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST ALONG SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE TO NORTH BOULEVARD, 96.77 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND BEING THE LAND CONVEYED BY DEED FROM EULA A. MILLER TO C.H. JOHNS DATED AUGUST 3, 1934 AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 57, PAGE 461, IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA, PLAT OF SAID PECAN GROVE ADDITION IN SAID L.W. MORDT PLAT BEING ON FILE SAID CLERKS OFFICE. This property is located at the Street address of: 604 3RD STREET, CHIPLEY, FLORIDA 32428. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on May 15, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK CLERK OF THE COURT By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Te l e p h o n e : ( 9 5 4 ) 354-3544 Facsimile:(954) 354-3545 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. As published in the Washington County News Aug 28, Sept 4, 2013. 9-3403 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 67-2012-CA-000346 2010-3 SFR VENTURE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JO ANN WORLEY, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #2, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JO ANN WORLEY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure

filed June 24, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 67-2012-CA-000346 of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Chipley, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue , Building 100, Chipley, FL. 32428 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 19 day of Sept, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lots 42-47, inclusive, Block B, according to the Plat of Rubenstein and Laken Addition to the Town of Chipley, Florida, being Section 33, Township 5 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8 day of July, 2013. K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Nicholas J. Youtz, Esq. McCalla Raymer, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 225 E Robinson St. Suite 660 Orlando, FL 32801 Phone: (407)674-1850 Fax: (321)248-0420 E m a i l : MRService@mccallaraym Fla. Bar No.: 60466 As published in the Washington County News Sept 4, 11, 2013. 9-3390 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 2010CA000118 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers Home Administration, a/k/a Rural Housing Service, Plaintiff, vs. JOYCE L. MASSALINE, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on August 20, 2013, by the above entitled Court in the above styled cause, the undersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly authorized deputies, will sell the property situated in WASHINGTON County, Florida, described as: Lot 36 in CHIPLEY HEIGHTS, in the Town of Chipley, Florida, and being in the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 3, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash on November 20, 2013, at the front steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428, beginning at 11:00 A.M., subject to all ad valorem taxes and assessments for the real property described above. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS BY PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 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, Bay County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402, (850)747-5338, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED on August 21, 2013. LINDA H. COOK Clerk of Circuit Court P.O. Box 647 Chipley, FL 32428 BY: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on August 28, 2013 and September 4, 2013. 9-3392 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVI✳

SION CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000283 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KAREN SUE PATENAUDE A/K/A KAREN PATENAUDE A/K/A KAREN LESNICK; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause on August 20, 2013, that the Clerk shall offer for sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on Oct 23, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., on the courthouse steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described property as set forth in the foregoing Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 3 of Lakeview Estates, a subdivision according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 163-A, Public Records of Washington County, Florida. Property Address: 5019 Grassy Pond Road, Chipley, Florida 32428 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTERST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: August 21, 2013. LINDA HAYES COOK, CLERK CIRCUIT COURT By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk (Court Seal) Michael J. Barker R. Howard Walton QUINTAIROS PRIETO WOOD & BOYER, P.A. 1 Independent Drive, Suite 1650 Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-354-5500/904-354-550 1 fax servicecopies@qpwblaw.c om Attorneys for Plaintiff AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE 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. As published in the Washington County News Sept 4, 11, 2013.

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