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IN BRIEF Celebrate summer with Bonifay Elementary School BONIFAY — Bonifay

Elementary School is inviting family and siblings of BES students to a free spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30. There will be a short presentation of ideas for children’s activities over Summer Break and a gift for every child in attendance.

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Board eyes regular workshops By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — During the May 21 Holmes County School Board meeting, all school board members took into consideration board member Shirley Owens’ proposal to hold a workshop once a month.

“We’ve got to look into possible workshops,” Owens said. “Our meetings have been concluding far too quickly lately with most of them lasting only around 10-15 minutes. One meeting a month turned into a workshop would serve well to eliminate these short meetings.”

“We can look into turning our morning meetings at the beginning of the month into workshops, and then our evening meetings can be the regular meeting. This is a very common practice that seems to do well in other counties.”


Rusty Williams, Holmes County School Board chairman

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GENEVA, Ala. — A benefit for baby Campbell Jones, son of Tara and Doyle Jones, will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at City Auto Parts. There will be Boston butts and ribs for sale. Cakes also can be purchased that day. To order meats, call Linda Yarbrough at 334-684-3106 or 334-360-0811.



BONIFAY —Holmes County Health Department Director Rick Davis told Bonifay Kiwanis Club members about mosquitoes, mosquitoborne illnesses and the role the health department plays in education. “As you all know, Florida has a climate that is conducive to mosquitoes,” Davis said at the •May 21 Kiwanis meeting. “They thrive in the warm, moist climate. There are more than 3,000 different species of mosquito and can be found almost any where in the world, including as far as Antarctica.” Davis said only female mosquitoes bite, and they do not need blood to survive. “Mosquitoes actually eat mostly nectar,” he


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Ponce de Leon Elementary School students enjoyed participating in drums and dance with the Perdido Bay tribe during Viva 500 held at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park in Ponce de Leon. Read more on Page B1.

20 compete in speaking contest Special to The Times-Advertiser

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Worley reunion GRACEVILLE — The children and grandchildren of Perry and Canzada Worley invite all family and friends to the annual Worley family reunion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Graceville Community Church, 1005 Prim Ave. Please plan to meet us there with a well-filled basket of your favorite foods.


BONIFAY — Twenty Holmes County students impressed an audience of more than 100 guests May 23 at the Holmes County 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest as they competed to be the county winner in their grade levels. These 20 students were the top finalists in fourth, fifth and sixth grades, from 471 students who participated from five schools in Holmes County. Not a student in the group appeared nervous about taking the stage to present their original speeches before the panel of judges, who were instructed to score them on speech content, creativity, poise and projection. Each youth took the stage with confidence, smiles and excitement. The judges were extremely impressed by the presen-

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Not a student in the group appeared nervous about taking the stage to present their original speeches. Each youth took the stage with confidence, smiles and excitement. tation skills of every student, noting that the hard work on the students and the teachers’ part was evident by the success of the evening. Congratulations to all of this year’s county winners: Fourth grade: First place, Sadie Hudson, Bonifay Elementary School; second place, D.J. Bush, Bonifay Elementary School; third place, Dayna Snell, Poplar Springs School; honorable mention, Levi Leavins, Ponce de Leon Elementary School. Fifth grade: First place, Ian Sallas, Bonifay Middle School;

second place, Lydia Dixon, Poplar Springs School; third place, Jacee Ward, Bethlehem School; honorable mention, Emily Gilmore, Poplar Springs School. Sixth grade: First place, Dillian Leavins, Bethlehem School; second place, Mallory Bell, Poplar Springs School; third place, Madison Ealum, Poplar Springs School; honorable mention, Emilie Justice, Bethlehem School. First-place students each received a $220 scholarship


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Holmes County School Board members reviewed revisions made to school board policies during their May 21 meeting.

Photos Special to the Times-Advertiser Fourth grade: First place, Sadie Hudson, Bonifay Elementary School; second place,

D.J. Bush, Bonifay Elementary School; third place, Dayna Snell, Poplar Springs School; honorable mention, Levi Leavins, Ponce de Leon Elementary School.

Fifth grade: First place, Ian Sallas, Bonifay Middle School; second place, Lydia

Dixon, Poplar Springs School; third place, Jacee Ward, Bethlehem School; honorable mention, Emily Gilmore, Poplar Springs School.

Sixth grade: First place, Dillian Leavins, Bethlehem School; second place, Mallory

Bell, Poplar Springs School; third place, Madison Ealum, Poplar Springs School; honorable mention, Emilie Justice, Bethlehem School.




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Chairman Rusty Williams agreed most school boards have a workshop during the beginning of the month and their regular meetings at the end of the month. “We can look into turning our morning meetings at the beginning of the month into workshops, and then our evening meetings can be the regular meeting,” Williams said. “This is a very common practice that seems to do well in other counties. It’s something to look into.” The board approved of the revision of school board policies, the 2012-2015 Master Contract, invoices, warrant list, payouts over $3,000, budget amendments, project application for District ­Evaluation Systems Monitoring and the cooperative agreement for 2013 Summer Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten with Littlest Angels. The board also approved of an overnight/ out-of-state trip for Bethlehem High School’s FFA members to travel to Orlando and attend the FFA State Convention from June 10-14. Superintendent Eddie Dixon congratulated Holmes County High School’s baseball team for making it to the final four on May 15. “We’ve got a lot of good schools,” board member Sid Johnson said. “We’re proud of our athletics, our academics and our teachers and staff. We definitely stand out in the state of Florida.” Owens said Holmes County also has strong arts programs, including drama and chorus. “There has been a lot of wonderful and successful programs that have been performed throughout our county such as dramas and productions,” Owens said. “They are something for us all to be very proud of.” Williams said it was “a good end to a good year.” “We need to praise our faculty and staff on a wonderful year,” Williams said. “It takes a lot of staff to make a year as big a success as it has been this year, and we are proud of our staff.”


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to attend 4-H Camp Timpoochee in June, a camping tradition since the 1930s. A new component to the 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest this year is the forwarding of the three county 1st place winners to a district-level contest, which will be June 1 at the Jackson County Extension Office. Florida 4-H is very proud of the 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest, which has been incorporated into the 4-H program for more than 40 years. Working with youth in grades four through six, this contest helps thousands of young people annually learn how to write and deliver a speech. More than 2 million students have participated in this program since its beginning. Tropicana Inc. has sponsored the contest since 1969 and provides classroom materials for teachers, certificates of participation, ribbons for classroom winners, medallions for school winners, plaques and summer camp scholarships to 4-H Camp Timpoochee for county winners. Tropicana Products Inc., is a division of PepsiCo Inc., the leading producer and marketer of branded fruit juices. 4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people, ages 5-18, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. 4-H programming offers more than just animals and barns. 4-H’s learning opportunities are designed around four essential elements necessary for positive youth development by providing youth with supervised independence, a sense of belonging with a positive group, a spirit of generosity toward others and a wide variety of opportunities to master life challenges. A variety of fun, educational, social and engaging activities are offered. These programs teach the fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences that encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. For information on how you can get involved with 4-H as a youth, volunteer or supporter, contact Niki Crawson at 547-1108,, or check out our website at http://holmes.ifas.


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Arrest Report The following arrests were made May 12-18 in Holmes County. Douglas Dunley Alford, 47, possession of concealed firearm two counts, possession of firearm with serial numbers altered Dexter Tyrelle Bell, 24, hold for Hillsborough Nathan Eugene Biddle, 45, failure to appear on driving while license suspended or revoked, driving while license suspended or revoked Juan Antonio Burrera, 25, hold for Hillsborough Thomas Justin Cannon, 20, violation of probation on

trespassing Jo Ann Cooey, 61, possession of controlled substance Rolando Del Sol, 48, housed for outside agency Brett Kyle Furr, 36, violation of probation on grand theft Justin Wade Hamilton, 24, violation of probation on driving while license suspended or revoked Bryanna Lucille Hessler, 24, hold for Hillsborough Sean Hodges, 43, hold for Hillsborough Brian Pritchard Jacobson, 18, Hillsborough County Homer David Johnson,

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54, battery Tinikki Jaquel Lee, 33, domestic battery Joseph Olen Lindsey, 20, out of county warrant Tenny G. Loftin, 62, hold for Hillsborough Aleksander Loncar, 47, hold for Hillsborough Demetrius McGhee, 18, burglary Terry Linn Peacock, 37, possession of paraphernalia Rodney Phelps, 36, hold for Hillsborough Francisco Rangel, 30, hold for Hillsborough Chris Smith, 21, driving while license suspended or revoked, out of county warrant

Jodi Lynn Smith, 47, retail theft, petit theft Carlos Sparaga, 34, hold for court Richard Dwight Thomas, 53, failure to appear on driving while license suspended or revoked David Justin Tice, 22, battery, domestic violence Robert Christopher Vermillion, 25, armed burglary, dealing in stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm Jonathan Williams, 19, burglary Richard Wilson, 28, driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence

Holmes EOC prepares for hurricane season BONIFAY — While the local news displayed scenes and images from the tornado in Oklahoma, local agencies gathered at this year’s Emergency Support Function meeting May 21 at the Holmes County Emergency Operations Center to prepare them for the upcoming hurricane season. “It is unimaginable the horror those in Oklahoma are facing after such a tragedy,” said Wanda Stafford, director of Holmes County Emergency Management. “We’ve got to think about what our roles would be if something like this would happen to us. The big question they face now is where do they go from here?” Stafford handed out hurricane projections and designations for ESF.


The Bonifay Chipley road will be closed on June 3rd and 4th (weather permitting) for road work. The portion closed will be between Joe White Rd and Parker Grant Rd. Detour and road closed signs will be placed in the affected areas. Please contact Sherry Snell at the Holmes County Board of Commissioners office for more information if needed. (850) 547-1119.

gency Management is responsible for information and planning, energy, military support and public information; the American Red Cross Central Panhandle Chapter is responsible for mass care, food and water, and volunteers and donations; the Holmes County Clerk of Court is responsible for resource support; and the Holmes County Extension Service is responsible for animal and agricultural issues. “These are all the primary or lead organizations; however, we all help each other tremendously,” Stafford said. “This is why we all get together like this, so that everyone knows what to do in an emergency situation. This year has the highest potential for strong hurricane activity we’ve ever seen, and even though high numbers have been projected and … hardly any activity shown, we still need to be prepared just in case.”

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A former student of and the Brooks family who mine, Pam Long, asked lived just north of Pepper me at the beauty shop Town can recall when these last week if I could tell her establishments lined the where Pepper Town got its east side of Highway 79, name. Some of us so as they walked old timers still use to school each day that name to refer from their home, to North Bonifay, which is still our where Highway home, they always 173 north and walked on the Highway 177 west west side of the intersect Highway road. Even in the 79 north. I am not HAPPY CORNER morning, there sure when that Hazel Wells Tison might still be name came into revelers hanging use, but it was before I out the doors of the saloons. can remember. I have In fact, when his two older always understood that it sisters, Ruth and Etha was referred to as Pepper Tison, reached their teen Town since it was a “hot” years, their dad, Ed Tison, place. When prohibition went before the school was enacted because of board to request that his the political pressure from children be picked up by the rural protestants and the bus because of the cat calls Anti-saloon League in and inappropriate language 1920, the inability to buy to these girls as they walked legal whiskey brought by morning and afternoon. about moonshining and Can you picture your bootleg whiskey sales.(It children walking the two also led to more organized miles to school today? crime and racketeering.) My dear friend, the late I am sure, however, that Betty Jo Helms Brooks, moonshine was frequently grew up in Pepper Town. made because of economic She was not allowed into conditions in rural areas, the bars, but she said that such as Holmes and she would often talk to Washington counties as it the “ladies” as they hung was in the mountains of around outside the doors, north Georgia, Kentucky and they were always and Tennessee even before sweet to her. She recalled Prohibition. overhearing the adults’ From what I have whispers when one of them heard from the previous would have to go away to a generation, Pepper Town clinic in Crestview, where used to be a lively place it was known that illegal with several “juke” joints, abortions were performed. bootleg whiskey and “ladies No one would have dared of the night.” My husband to talk about such things in

polite company. In 1933, when the 21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment which had outlawed the production, transportation and sale of alcohol, Pepper Town changed little for several years. When we moved to Bonifay in 1951, however, most of the jukes were gone. The beer joint on the northeast corner of the intersection was still in business. Mrs. Lou Brown ran it and her husband ran the wash-a-teria next door. That beer hall was later run by Mrs. Forehand. My family took the weekly wash to the Brown’s wash-a-teria. He had several stations set up with a wringer washing machine and three tubs arranged in a square. The first tub was for pre-rinsing. Then, the white clothes were fed into the washer with hot water. As they finished and were fed into the first rinse, another load of light coloreds was ready. This progressed until the darkest, dirtiest clothes were done. Then they were taken home and hung on the clothes line to dry. I met my friend Betty Jo Helms Brooks, whose parents lived next door, while doing my laundry and keeping track of my oldest child. He made friends with the Brooks’ son, Rusty, through the fence. Across the street, Ed Durant’s front room served as a sort of help-yourself

pub. Customers just reached in the cooler, got a cool one and opened it and sat with the family and drank it. Though we were not customers, we often visited with the Durant family. Mr. Malcolm Pate Sr. had a barber shop in the building next door. Durant was married to his daughter, Virginia, and his son, Malcolm, was one of Jack Tison’s best friends. North of them was a small establishment owned by the Urquhart family. About the time we moved to town, Mr. Beall built a large brick building north of the Urquhart’s for a hardware store. That building was used for several businesses before being demolished, leaving a large vacant lot. Where the Chinese restaurant is now located was the site of the Hasty’s joint before John Manuel built a grocery store on the site. Later, Wallace Donaldson ran a service station there for Manuel for several years. The Manual home was built next door. Across the street in the two-story building was Butler’s Supermarket. Pepper Town today is a respectable part of our little town. The Quick Way and the Piggly Wiggly still provide liquid refreshment to locals and to our visitors passing through on the way to the beach. Many have their own recollections of this part of Bonifay and Holmes County.

Prattler remembers Memorial Day Memorial Day has just passed, and it is always encouraging to see local veteran’s organizations pay due respect to this important celebration. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is the day when our nation honors all American Servicemen who gave their lives for their country. Although it began to honor those PERRY’S who died in the Civil PRATTLE War, it now includes Perry Wells all those who died in all the wars. Since the end of World War I, Memorial Day has also been known as Poppy Day. Ex-service men sell small, red artificial poppies to help disabled veterans. The custom has grown to include many families who individually decorate the graves of their veteran loved ones on Memorial Day with flowers and miniature United States Flags. Longtime reader James Vernon Lewis, a Chipley native now residing in Virginia, sent a packet of information to the Prattler a year ago regarding the history and custom of the Poppy, including pictures of Arlington National Cemetery adorned with the symbolic patriotic flower. The writer spent much of his life promoting bluegrass festivals


Jim and Jesse McReynolds, flanked by Perry and Hester Wells, showing the gigantic decorated cake and the hand crafted clock prepared by Ken Ruth for this special event. on Memorial Day weekends. Many of our visitors were veterans, who brought Motor Homes, Travel Trailers and other methods of camping for the weekend in the Northwest Florida Campground. Some veterans participated in the local celebrations

of Memorial Day tributes. The holiday event in our town became a tradition of long standing. The Wells family continued participating in the long-established


Letters to the EDITOR Changing eating habits can help environment Dear editor, A review of 12,000 papers on climate change in the May 15 issue of “Environmental Research Letters” found that 97 percent of scientists attribute climate change to human activities. Although we’re unlikely to reverse climate change, we can mitigate its effects by reducing our driving, energy use and meat consumption. Yes, meat consumption. A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat consumption accounts for 18 percent of man-made greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected

World Watch magazine suggested it may be closer to 50 percent. Carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, is generated by burning forests to create animal pastures and by combustion of fossil fuels to confine, feed, transport and slaughter animals. The much more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are discharged from digestive tracts of cattle and from animal waste cesspools, respectively. Each of us has the power to reduce the devastating effects of climate change every time we eat. Our local supermarket offers a rich variety of soy-based lunch meats, hotdogs, veggie

burgers and soy and nutbased dairy products, as well as an ample selection of vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts. Product lists, easy recipes and transition tips are at www.livevegan. org. Sincerely,

donations of food during the past two weeks. The final numbers are in with a total of 9,002 pounds of donated food! This amount includes what was donated to the Chipley, Vernon and Wausau Post Offices. Harper Camden I am proud to call Bonifay myself a member of a community that cares so much for its fellow Thanks for the food citizens. If you would like to make additional donations donations, please feel Dear editor, On behalf of the Chipley free to contact me and I will make the necessary Post Office, the Care and arrangements. Share Food Pantry and Thank you Washington the Sheppard’s Gate Food Pantry, I would like to take County! this opportunity to thank Jennifer Lowery the citizens of Washington County for their generous Chipley


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principles in the timber and logging industries. Encouraging our public entities to choose Florida timber first is a positive step toward practices that are already occurring in the private sector. Many Florida-based companies, including Publix, support diversity in sustainable forest certification by using SFI, ATFS and FSC certified products.

In Chipley, almost 30 percent of the community depends on timber and logging for jobs. On behalf of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank our lawmakers for passing purposeful legislation to ensure Florida’s forest industries and certification programs remain competitive. As our economy continues to grow,

MOSQUITO from page A1 said. “Females are the only ones that bite and draw blood. For some strange reason, they need the blood in order to reproduce.” Another little known fact, Davis said, is that they prefer the blood of birds and smaller animals to humans. “We have flocks of chicken that we draw blood from to find out what’s going around in this area,” he said. “Last year, the state of Florida only had one case of Eastern equine encephalitis virus; it just so happened to be in Holmes County.” He said the EEE virus is rare to contract because it has to be transmitted directly from horse or exotic bird to human, not from human to human. “It also helps that mosquitoes don’t like to travel,” Davis said. “Mosquitoes will only travel up to 1 mile from the area they were born.” He said the one illness to truly be wary of is West Nile virus because it is more commonly found in our area. “In humans, symptoms typically begin three to 14 days after being bitten and can cause serious illnesses in the elderly and those with compromised immune systems,” Davis said. “It should be taken seriously because it still has a 3 to 15 percent mortality rate.” He said there were 69 cases of West Nile virus last year, and it was concentrated in the panhandle area of Florida. An odd occurrence, Davis said, was the reappearance of the dengue virus in 2010 after being absent in the United States for some time. “The virus seemed to isolate itself in

this sector will remain vital in promoting development, restoration, and supporting hundreds of thousands of Florida jobs. Boosting competition in a growing industry will keep business and jobs in Florida – where they should be. Ted Everett is the executive director of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.


southern Florida,” he said. “There was one confirmed case in Okaloosa County, though they were able to confirm later that they contracted the virus from visiting somewhere else.” HCHD’s objective, he said, is “minimizing the number of human illnesses and deaths due to mosquito-borne illnesses.” “Routine spraying is up to the local government body, and there are grants available to help fund these endeavors,” Davis said. “We put out public notices when need be, which is usually after a natural disaster such as a flood or hurricane in which the mosquitoes become a strong issue. FEMA would not get involved until aerial spraying is required during a declared emergency.”

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Drain water from garbage cans, gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowerpots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water. Keep swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Wear shoes, socks and long sleeves, especially when working in areas where mosquitoes are present. Cover doors and windows with screens. Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches and patios.

from page A1 Old photographs or items of remembrance would also be welcomed as we share our heritage. For more information, call Debbie Taylor at 263-4110 or Ellen Faircloth at 547-4093.

The Silver Door summer arc Camps BONIFAY — The Silver Door hands-on arts and crafts center on Marvin Moss Road will have summer art camps. The center will provide all the materials, drinks and fun. All camps are five days and are $100 per child; individual days are $23 per child per day. Sibling discounts are available. Camp 1 will be June 11, 12, 13, 18 and 20. Camp 2 will be June 25, 26, 27 and July 2. Camp 3 will be July 9, 10, 11, 16 and 18. Camp 4 will be July 23, 24, 25, 30 and Aug. 1. To reserve your spot, call 547-3321.

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SURVEY FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION The Florida Department of Education is conducting a survey designed to provide the state with information on how well schools are supporting parental involvement in their child’s education. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), each state is required to annually collect this information from parents of children receiving exceptional student education services and report it to the federal government. This information only comes from parents of students with an Individual Education Plan in Exceptional Student Education: therefore, it is very important that parents participate in this effort to provide responses. All responses are confidential. The survey can be accessed at the following website: . The Holmes District School Board encourages parents to complete the survey as soon as possible, but no later than June 30, 2013. Thank you in advance for your input.


The Holmes District School Board will accept sealed bid proposals for contracted services for a Teacher of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing and an Audiologist for 2013-2014 school year until 3:00 p.m., June 6, 2013. Bids will be opened June 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Holmes District School Board office located at 701 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425. For more information, please contact the ESE Department at 547-6674, ext. 236. Holmes District School Board reserves the right to waive formalities and to reject any or all bids.


The Holmes District School Board will accept sealed bid proposals for contracted services for a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility for 2013-2014 school year until 3:00 p.m., June 6, 2013. Bids will be opened June 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Holmes District School Board office located at 701 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bonifay, FL 32425. For more information, please contact the ESE Department at 547-6674, ext. 236. Holmes District School Board reserves the right to waive formalities and to reject any or all bids.



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include Lamar Townsend, Dalton Carter, W.T. Miller, Jr. Jimmy Miller, Shelton Carroll and Roger Jones (a.k.a. Don Rogers of WBGC radio fame). The crowning touch of my reign as chairman of the watermelon event came with the appearance of Del McCoury Band in 2005. Attendance soared to new heights for the entertaining concert rendered by this highly acclaimed bluegrass band. The present chairman, Judge Colby Peel, who agreed to take leadership seven years ago, has taken the festival to a new level and with prospects of even better things to come. The entertainment for the June 28-29 Watermelon Festival has already been announced by Chairman Peel. Heading the Friday Night event at Pals Park will be country music legend, Joe Diffie. There will be other entertainment. On Saturday in the air-conditioned auditorium at the Agriculture Center, Dailey and Vincent, one of the hottest bluegrass groups in the country, will be the featured artist. A local gospel quartet, consisting of Terry Ellis, Chris Ellis, Johnny Lane, Ronnie Davis and daughter Kim Davis Miller will also perform on this portion of the program. A recent email sent to the Prattler regarding Memorial Day included this reminder: “Thanksgiving is a day when we pause to give thanks for the ‘things’ we have. Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people who fought and died for those ‘things’ we have.” See you all next week.


with their music and songs.” One of the brothers made the statement while in Chipley that the attention and honor received here excelled the honor bestowed upon them at the recent White House appearance in the Nation’s Capitol where a National Award for musical achievement was presented. Sadness invaded the ranks of the Jim and Jesse team when Jesse’s wife, Darlene, passed away. A few years later, Jesse’s son, Keith, who played in band, succumbed to a serious illness. Later, after Jim McReynolds had been diagnosed with cancer, his wife, Arretta, died from a sudden heart attack. She was the sister of Darlene McReynolds. Cancer brought death to Jim a few months later. Jesse is carrying on the music as Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys As chairman of the Panhandle Watermelon Festival for 30 years, the bluegrass festival on Memorial Day weekend in our town was used a springboard to advertise the Watermelon Festival to be held usually just one month away. Care was taken to have the festival flyers printed in time to get in the hands of our visitors on who came for this mammoth May event. Something must have worked, as the Watermelon Festival seems to have grown by leaps and bounds during those years. Tribute must be paid to its growth by others interested in seeing wholesome, family entertainment presented at the Watermelon Festival as well as the bluegrass shows. Some of these


Memorial Day Blue Grass Festivals, even after Norman and Mildred Brown purchased the park and continued the popular musical extravaganza. On May 24, 1997, the Chipley Festival paid tribute to the well known bluegrass brother’s duo, who established themselves in the music world as Jim and Jesse and the Virginia Boys, then celebrating 50 years since their debut on radio at a Virginia radio station in 1947. Their names are Jim and Jesse McReynolds, and they hail from the small town of Coeburn, Va. Fans of this group will recall their music really took off in popularity in the early 1950s when they were based first in Live Oak, Fla., and later, Valdosta, Ga., and Prattville, Ala. They appeared on WTVY-TV in Dothan, sponsored by John and Gerald Gause, the brother’s team who owned a mobile home sales business in Marianna and Dothan. John and Gerald Gause subscribed to a front-page display advertising in the souvenir program prepared for the May 1997 event in Chipley. John made an appearance at the festival and gave a honoring tribute to this brother’s team, Jim and Jesse, whom he described as “honorable and trustworthy gentlemen as well as talented musicians.” Many local officials, including Sheriff Fred Peel, Superintendent of Schools, Jerry Tyre and Circuit Judge Allen Register, gave glowing testimonials in the program booklet, concluding that this brother’s team “have thrilled the hearts of millions


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A dolphin surfaces Friday as tourists watch from a distance on personal watercraft in the Gulf of Mexico off Panama City Beach.

FWC advises against illegal dolphin contact By VALERIE GARMAN

747-5076 | @valeriegarman PANAMA CITY BEACH — The area just east of St. Andrew Pass is known as the “dolphin hole” for a reason. “They’re a beautiful creature,” Maj. Bruce Cooper said from an idling boat Friday as he watched dozens of bottlenose dolphins skim the surface of the shallow water. “Think about it; where else can you go to be around a beautiful animal like that in such a beautiful environment?” But Cooper, who oversees law enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the region, said the species

has become humanized as more visitors flock to the area to catch a glimpse of the marine mammals in their natural habitat. “If you stick your hand out, they’ll come right up to the boat,” Cooper said. “They expect when they come up to a boat they’re going to get food.” Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act it is illegal to feed, touch or pursue wild dolphins, he said. With more than 50 dolphin tour operators in Bay County, the FWC is working alongside the vendors to change the area’s label as a notorious “hot spot” for illegal dolphin feeding and interaction. While the vendors know better than to feed the dolphins and are working

to improve their tour tactics, Cooper said area visitors often don’t know any better. If things don’t improve, Cooper said the area could be looking at stricter rules when it comes to swimming with dolphins in the wild. For example, it is illegal to swim within 300 feet of a right whale. The FWC held an information session for vendors last month to educate them on the ramifications of illegal dolphin interaction, and Cooper said the outcome of the class has been good so far. “I think what’s exciting is that the vendors here in Panama City recognize what they have,” Cooper said. “They have a phenomenal resource. … They’re doing everything they

can to protect that tourism industry.” The FWC has set aside $10,000 this year to plant undercover officers on tour boats this summer to see whether operators are following the rules. The agency also patrols the water in marked and unmarked boats. While noncompliance can result in a $1,500-plus fine for vendors, when it comes to visitors, Cooper said the FWC tries to focus more on education. “Don’t put your hand out and try to touch them; just be a part of the environment and look at them,” Cooper said. “It’s a beautiful sight. The dolphin is a beautiful animal, but we need to break that tendency where they come up to a boat and expect to get food.”

Dive flags Another problem FWC officers have seen on the water recently is boaters not paying attention to dive flags. While out on the water, especially over the holiday weekend, Cooper said boaters should be on the lookout for dive flags and maintain an idle speed within 300 feet of the flag. “We can maintain and enhance the tourism industry here, but we have to do it by respecting and protecting not only the dolphin, but the people that swim and dive around them,” Cooper said. “We’re getting there. It’s going to be a long ways, but we’re getting there.”

St. George Island No. 3 on best beaches list Staff and Wire Reports


An aerial view of the eastern end of the state park on St. George Island shows how uncrowded the beach is. The park was selected as the third best beach in the nation by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman.

ST. GEORGE ISLAND — For the third year, the state park on St. George Island has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the U.S. The 2013 list by coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, lists Julian G. Bruce State Park in Franklin County at No. 3, up one notch from the 2012 list. This is the third year the nine-mile beach park at the eastern end of St. George Island has made Dr. Beach’s list. Topping the list this year is Main Beach in East Hampton, N.Y. “The Florida Panhandle beaches are known for their powdery, super white sands,” Leatherman said in a news release Friday. “The sand here is squeaky clean. (Just rub your feet on the sand and hear it squeak.)” St. George is the only Panhandle beach that made the list, and is one of three in Florida. Josh Hodson, St. George Island state park manager, said in a news release the designation has done wonders for the park’s visitation in the past few years. “This ranking

has resulted in publicity on a national scale for the state park and our area,” he said. According to Hodson, visitation to the state park has increased steadily since first making the list in 2011. Last year, the park had 210,000 visitors, up from 185,000 in 2011. Because the St. George Island State Park is home to some threatened and endangered species, Hodson said visitors to this beach park are asked to be respectful of the wildlife, including the endangered loggerhead sea turtles, which arrive annually at this time of year to nest on the beach. “We’ve already received our first few loggerheads, so please do not disturb any marked areas,” Hodson said. Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University in Miami, has visited beaches around the world and uses criteria like water and sand quality, as well as safety and environmental management, to compile his annual list. Once a beach reaches the pinnacle of No. 1, it is retired from future consideration, he said.

TOP 10  No. 1: Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.  No. 2: Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii  No. 3: St. George Island State Park, Franklin County  No. 4: Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii  No. 5: Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii  No. 6: Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs  No. 7: Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne  No. 8: Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina  No. 9: Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.  No. 10: Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, S.C.

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Members of the Florida Nuggets include, front row from left: Coach Terry Booker; Amanda Pascal, Chipley High School; Brittany Chapman, Ponce de Leon High School; Jayiah Daniels, Mosley High School; and Parisha Massaline, Chipley High School. Back row, from left: Hennessey Smith, Mosley High School; Hannah Howell, Ponce de Leon High School; Casey Perot, South Walton High School; JoJo Booker, Arnold High School; and Coach Mike Howell. Team players not pictured: Makenzie Perot, South Walton High School, and Natasha Beach, North Bay Haven Academy

Coleman signs with Chattahoochee Valley From Staff Reports CHIPLEY — Lady Tigers basketball center Aaliyah Coleman signed a letter of intent with Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala., on May 20 at Chipley High School. “It’s been a blessing to work with Aaliyah,” coach Heather Hingson said. “She made a big difference for our team, especially from on the paint.” Hingson said she knew Coleman wanted to play college ball, so when Chattahooche Valley came calling, the coach encouraged her to go for RANDAL SEYLER | Times-Advertiser it. “When you have the opportunity for a scholarAaliyah Coleman was joined by family and friends on May ship, and the blessings and talents to play, then 20 at Chipley High School when she signed her letter of you should take the chance,” Hingson said. intent to play basketball at Chattahoochee Valley Community “She is going to be a huge impact on the colCollege in Phenix City, Ala. lege program,” the coach said.

The Florida High School Athletic Association, the National Federation of High Schools, MaxPreps and eKnowledge donated SAT and ACT PowerPrep Programs to high school students in the state of Florida. The FHSAA has been accepted into the National SAT/ACT Donation Project through its association with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and eKnowledge. Because of the association, students and families in Florida can now receive free $200 SAT or ACT prep programs. In 2005, eKnowledge formed the SAT/ACT Donation Project with support and partnerships with caring athletes from the NFL and MLB, as well as more than 100 corporations, foundations and notfor-profit organizations. To date, the project has provided over 200,000 SAT/ACT Prep Programs valued

the SAT/ACT Project, eKnowledge donates $200 SAT and ACT College Test Prep programs to students and families. “This is a truly amazing opportunity for our student athletes and their families. Every student who wants to attend college must complete the SAT or ACT test, so these prep programs are invaluable. Our biggest obstacle has been simply getting the word out to parents and students that all of the students in the state of Florida are now included in the SAT/ACT Project. We hope local media will assist us in getting this good news out to parents in Florida,” said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of Educational Services, National Federation of High Schools, Parents of high school students in Florida may obtain their copy of the SAT or ACT PowerPrep Program at or by calling 951-256-4076.

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With over 100 teams participating in this weekend tournament in Tavaras the Panhandle based Florida Nuggets captured the Florida AAU 12th grade Division State Title. The Nuggets lost the first game of the tournament but won four straight to win the championship. This makes their third straight championship title of the summer. The Nuggets beat the Duval Jaguars from Jacksonville in the semi-final game 52-26 and beat the Citrus Wildcats from Orlando in the state final by 55/41. Hannah Howell from Ponce de Leon High School led the team with 15 points followed by Jayiah Daniels from Mosley High School with 13 points and JoJo Booker from Arnold High School with 9 points. “Our record after thee tournaments stands at 14 wins and one loss. We are real pleased with the way these girls are playing now and how well they work as a team,” Coach Booker adds. The Nuggets will host a Super-Regional at Arnold High School beginning May 31.

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Governor: Florida students see improvement on FCAT scores Special to the Times-Advertiser TALLAHASSEE — With significant gains in writing scores, Florida’s teachers and students continue to show that higher expectations and support at home and in the classroom enable every child to succeed. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Education announced Thursday the results of the FCAT 2.0 Writing and third-grade Reading and Mathematics assessments. Overall, student performance continued its upward climb with more rigorous expectations in preparation for the Common Core State Standards. “Over the past two years, Florida teachers and students have made incredible gains, including news that Florida jumped from 11th to 6th for the overall quality of its education system and Florida fourth-graders are among the best in the world for reading,” Scott said.

“Today’s report that student performance is improving lends further credence to why it was so important we provide teachers throughout Florida with a pay raise. Moreover, we’re heartened to see writing scores improving as well as the achievement gap among students decreasing. That means that more and more Florida students are receiving a quality education, which provides more families opportunities to pursue the American Dream, right here in the Sunshine State.” “Our students, parents and teachers have worked very hard this year, and I’m pleased to see more students achieving at higher levels,” Commissioner of Education Dr. Tony Bennett said. “Our teachers do a fantastic job every day to prepare students for college and careers. We will celebrate our gains and use these results to continue to work every day to improve.”

FCAT 2.0 Writing Results of the FCAT 2.0 Writing assessment show overall, students in all grade levels tested (grades four, eight and 10) improved their scores with 58 percent of students scoring at 3.5 and higher, up from 54 percent in 2012. Fourth-grade students saw the biggest increase with a nine-point improvement in the percentage of students scoring at 3.5 and above. Eighth- and 10thgrade students increased achievement by 2 percentage points respectively. Twenty-five school districts made a 10 percentage point or greater improvement in the percent of fourth-grade students earning a 3.5 and higher on FCAT 2.0 Writing. In 2012, the State Board of Education established 3.5 as the school grades standard for writing performance beginning in 2013; the standard last year was 3.0. The table

below illustrates information on the current and previous standards. Results for FCAT 2.0 Writing are reported on a scale of 1.0 (lowest) to 6.0 (highest). Two trained scorers independently score each student response; the score reported is the average of both scores. There is no passing score for FCAT 2.0 Writing. The percentage of students scoring 3.5 and above will be used for the writing component in calculating the 2013 school grades. Last year, the percentage of students scoring 3.0 and higher was used. In 2013, students had 60 minutes to respond to the writing prompt, an increase of 15 minutes. Based on recommendations from Florida educators, the time was increased to allow students more time to satisfy higher scoring requirements. Scoring includes more attention to the correct use of English conventions such as

grammar and punctuation and the quality of details that support the written response. Since 2011, the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska has conducted a comprehensive review of the FCAT Writing hand-scoring process. This includes a review of the hand-scoring specifications, a site visit for monitoring the scanning and preparation process for scoring, the training of scoring candidates and actual hand-scoring activities. The 2011 and 2012 reports are available at The 2013 report will be available later this summer.

Third-Grade FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics Florida third-grade students improved their performance on FCAT 2.0 Reading and maintained their

progress in mathematics. Overall, statewide student achievement increased one percentage point in reading, up to 57 percent scoring 3 and above, while third-grade mathematics remained at 58 percent scoring at 3 and above. Third-grade students who score Level 1 on FCAT 2.0 Reading may be retained. However, the test result is not the only factor for determining a child’s promotion to fourth grade. Students may be eligible for a good cause exemption that includes successfully completing a summer reading camp, a portfolio of student work that demonstrates mastery of reading skills and specific exemptions for students with disabilities and student with limited English proficiency. Information for parents on building their child’s reading skills can be found at www.justreadflorida. com/parents.asp.

Community Events Celebrate summer with Bonifay Elementary School BONIFAY — Bonifay Elementary School is inviting family and siblings of students attending Bonifay Elementary School to a free spaghetti supper at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. There will be a short presentation of suggested ideas for parents and children activities over summer break, and there will be a gift for every child in attendance.

Art show CHIPLEY — There will be an art show at the Washington County Public Library until Friday. There will be 20 middle and elementary school students exhibiting their

work. These 20 students are art students of Mrs. Winona VanLandingham.

Benefit Yard Sale CHIPLEY — There will be a Benefit Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday to help Chipley High School student Sabrina Goodman go to the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. The sale will be on South Rail Road Avenue, just south of the old Chipley Motel.

North Bay Clan Fundraiser CHIPLEY — The North Bay Clan of the Lower Muscogee Creek Tribe will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Tribe Grounds, five miles south of Chipley on Lonnie Road. Donations are welcome.


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Personnel representing the Holmes District School Board will be available at the Board Room at 701 E. Pennsylvania Avenue on June 6, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. to provide information and accept input on all federal and state projects. Projects up for discussion at this time will include but are not limited to: IDEA, Part B - Entitlement - These funds are allocated for the support of special projects which will contribute to the solution of persisting state-wide needs in the education of exceptional students. IDEA, Part B - Preschool Entitlement - These funds are allocated to provide special education and related services to handicapped children aged three through five. Title I - Part A (Title I Basic) program provides services to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families be able to offer high-quality education that will enable all children to meet, at a minimum, proficiency levels on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training/Recruiting - This program’s purpose is to improve teacher and principal quality and increase the number of highly qualified teachers and principals. Title II, Part D - (Enhancing Education Through Technology) - The primary goal of this program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. Title III Part A - This program is for limited English proficient students and is tailored to individual student needs. The program uses either English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or home language instructional strategies. Title IV Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers - This program provides after-school and summer enrichment programs for students. Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 - Rural Education Achievement Program - These funds are allocated to provide additional support to rural or low income districts. Race to the Top - This program’s purpose is to carry out a broad range of strategies designed to improve our lowest performing schools and increase the academic achievement of our students.

team sponsorship is $250, three-man team $150, hole sponsorship $100, individual registrations $50 (includes green fees, cart rental and prizes). Lunch will be provided by the Lions Club. For more information, contact Curtis Carter at 326-7040.

and Canzada Worley would like to invite all family and friends to the annual Worley Family Reunion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. The new location for this year will be at Graceville Community Church, which is at 1005 Prim Ave. Plan to meet there with a well-filled basket of your favorite foods and enjoy the fellowship and fun of being with friends and loved ones. Any old photographs or items of remembrance would also be welcomed as we share our heritage of memories together. For more information, call Debbie Taylor at 2634110 or Ellen Faircloth at 547-4093.

Center. Sign in will begin at 11 a.m. Attire for this pageant is formal; please no Heirloom. The following titles will be awarded: • Baby Miss: birth to walking (must be held) • Toddler Miss: walking up to 24 months • Tiny Tot: ages 2-3 • Future Little Miss: Panhandle ages 4-5 Watermelon Festival • Little Miss: ages 6-7 • Young Miss: ages 8-9 Pageant • Pre-Teen: ages 10-12 CHIPLEY — The 57th • Teen Miss: ages 13-14 annual Panhandle • Junior Miss: ages Watermelon Pageant will 15-16 be held at the Washington • Miss Firecracker: County Ag. Center at 6:30 ages 17-21 (never married p.m. June 7 and June 8. and no children) The entry fee is $55 • Ms. Firecracker: and there is an additional any age (single, divorced, $10 fee for the photogenic married with or without competition, this is children) limited to one photo per • Little Miss contestant. Independence: birth Baseball camps set All proceeds will go to through age 9 the Panhandle Watermelon at Chipola • Miss Independence: Festival. This is an open ages 10 and older. MARIANNA — Chipola pageant. Miss contestants All winners will receive Baseball Coach Jeff must be a Florida a sash, crown and trophy Johnson will be offering resident. Applications are except for Baby Miss, three different baseball available in Graceville at camps. A pitching camp for which will receive a bib, Bush Paint and Supply, crown, and trophy. ages 7-18 will meet June in Bonifay at Forget me All contestants ages 10-11. Not Photography and in 10 and younger will Cost for this camp is Chipley at the Washington $100. A hitting camp for receive a crown. There County Ag-Extension will be a trophy for 1st ages 7-18 will meet June office. Applications must 12-13. Cost for this camp is and 2nd runner-ups in all be turned in by May 10 $100. A skills camp for ages categories. If you child and can be mailed to holds a current title, they 7-18 will meet June 17-18. are welcome to compete in Panhandle Watermelon Cost for this camp is $100. the next category this year. Pageant, C/O Bush Paint A Grand Slam Special None of the judges for and Supply, 971 Sixth Ave, rate for attending all this pageant are local. To Graceville, FL 32440. The three camps will be $250. compete in the photogenic applications may also be All baseball camps meet category, the application dropped off at Bush Paint from 9 a.m. to noon. For and Supply in Graceville. more information, contact and photo must be turned in no later than 24 hours Winners will receive a Assistant Coach Chris before the pageant. No large trophy, large crown Hutcheson at 718-2243. photos will be accepted and banner. Alternates and the day of the pageant. participants will receive Swimming lessons Photos must be at least a trophies. Queens should be prepared to participate MARIANNA — Swimming 4-by-6 but no larger than an 8-by-10. in the Watermelon Festival lessons will be offered for Winners will receive a activities to include the all ages at Chipola College. trophy. There will be no parade as well as other The lessons are based shifting of age groups on activities related to the on a combination of the day of the pageant. For festival. Door admission nationally-recognized more information, call the is $5 per adult and applies methods. Children’s to all individuals with the swimming lessons for ages Vernon City Hall at 5352444 or Laura Brewer at exception of contestants. 4 and older are scheduled 326-8738. Admission is free for on the following dates: children 3 and younger. Session 1: June 3-13 with There will be a People’s a registration deadline of The Silver Door Choice Award winner in May 30; Session 2: June summer art camps each age division. This has 17-27 with a registration no effect on the overall BONIFAY — The Silver deadline of June 13. winners. Contestants from Classes are available at Door Hands on arts and each age division who crafts center on Marvin 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions collect the most money Moss Road in Bonifay will include eight 45-minute will win the People’s classes that meet Monday be holding summer art Choice Title for that age camps through the months through Thursday for two division and will receive of June, July and August. weeks. Cost of regular a trophy at the pageant. The center will provide swimming lessons is Picture packages will be all the materials, drinks $55. Pre-registration is available by Forget Me Not required, with a $5 late and fun. All camps are Photography of Bonifay. five-day camps and are registration fee. For more information, $100 per child; individual For more information, call Teresa Bush daytime call 718-2473 or visit www. days are $23 per child per at 263-4744 or evenings July and day. Sibling discounts are at 263-3072 or call Sherry August sessions will be available. Camp 1 will be Saunders evenings at announced at a later date. held on June 11, 12, 13, 18 263-3554. and 20. Camp 2 will be held on June 25, 26, 27 and July Miss Firecracker 2. Camp 3 will be held on Worley Family Pageant set July 9, 10, 11, 16 and 18. Reunion Camp 4 will be held on July VERNON — The annual GRACEVILLE — Miss Firecracker Pageant 23, 24, 25, 30 and Aug. 1. To reserve your spot The children and will be at 1 p.m., June 29, call 547-3321. grandchildren of Perry at the Vernon Community

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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) The main difference between a cafe latte and a cappuccino deals with the amount of? Skim milk, Sugar, Foam, Espresso 2) The pressure in a bottle of champagne is about how many times the pressure in an automobile tire? 2, 3, 4, 5 3) What’s the average number of grapes it takes to make a bottle of wine? 300, 600, 900, 1,200 4) Which women’s sport banned the crow-hop? Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball 5) What gaming activity may begin with a corking? Pool, Horseshoes, Marbles, Darts 6) To prove a point in 1903 whose company electrocuted an elephant at Coney Island? Ford, Edison, Morse, Houdini 7) What sports bureau does Major League Baseball rely upon for its official records? Lazarus, Birdhouse, Elias, Bear 8) What’s the name of Willie Nelson’s main acoustic guitar? Hank, Lassie, Johnny, Trigger


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Ponce de Leon celebrates 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival to Florida By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT PONCE de LEON — Ponce de Leon Elementary School students enjoyed a day of nature, entertainment and education as the Holmes County Public Library and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection celebrated the 500th anniversary of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival on the land he named “La Florida” in 1513 at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park on May 17. Children enjoyed a day of Perdido Bay tribe drums and dance, the Bear Mobile Museum, the history of Juan Ponce de Leon, a Florida Park Service Prescribed Fire program demonstration, a Live Snake program and guided nature walks. “We wanted to bring history alive for our children,” Assistant Director of Holmes County Public Library, Ann Leavins said. “Education and learning should be an adventure that children can participate and grow with. We’re hoping to make this an annual event and Students went on a Guided Nature walk and was shown the valve control for the expand to more then just students from Ponce de springs. Leon Elementary School.”

9) Who is Jerry’s cousin of cartoon’s “Tom & Jerry”? Tiny, Muscles, Thorny, Bubbles 10) Of these, which is not on the Gulf of Mexico? Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana 11) When “The Flintstones” aired on prime-time TV, what was its cigarette sponsor? Winston, Camel, Marlboro, Lucky Strike 12) What’s traditionally given as a 30th wedding anniversary gift? Silver, Crystal, Pearls, Paper

Park Specialist with Falling Waters State Park Scott Sweeney shows children a variety of snakes along with fun facts and antidotes.

Assistant Director of Holmes County Public Library, Ann Leavins told students the exciting history of Juan Ponce de Leon’s journey to discovering La Florida.

13) “Tweety Pie” who’s continually chased by Sylvester the cat is what type of bird? Parakeet, Cockatiel, Robin, Canary 14) What’s the main shape of the “Star Africa” diamond? Pear, Star, Rectangular, Marquise ANSWERS 1) Foam. 2) 3. 3) 600. 4) Softball. 5) Darts. 6) Edison. 7) Elias. 8) Trigger. 9) Muscles. 10) Georgia. 11) Winston. 12) Pearls. 13) Canary. 14) Pear.

Left: Staff members from the Holmes County Public Library, the Bear Mobile Museum, Florida Park Services, Ponce de Leon Springs

State Park, Falling Waters State Park and the Perdido Bay tribe all worked hard to put on this year’s Viva 500 event for the students of Ponce de Leon Elementary School.Right: Children got up close and personal with snakes with a Live Snake Program provided by Park Specialist with Falling Waters State Park Scott Sweeney.


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Doss and Head to wed Wayne and Melanie Doss of Chipley are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nicole Doss, to Christopher Michael Head of Southport. The bride-to-be graduated from Chipley High School attends Gulf Coast State College for a career in law enforcement. The groom’s parents are William and Donna Arrants of Southport. The groom graduated from Bay High School. He is now employed at Gulf County Correctional Institute as a correctional officer. They will be joining their lives together with God’s blessings in October 2013.

Special to Extra Jan Page of Chipley, chair of the Chipola College District Board of Trustees, was recently recognized for two years as chairwoman of the board. The board of trustees also includes Danny Ryals of Blountstown, Mark Plummer of Bristol, Robert Jones of Westville, Dr. Leisa Bailey of Bonifay, Jeff Crawford of Marianna, John Padgett of Marianna, Gina Stuart of Marianna and Gary Clark of Chipley

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Executive Vice-President Dr. Jason Hurst presents a gift to Jan Page at the recent college graduation in recognition of her two years of service as Chipola College District Board of Trustees chairwoman.

Mitchell and Cristan to wed Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Mitchell of Bonifay would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Keron Elizabeth Mitchell, to Richard Cristan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cristan, Jr., of Elysburg Pa. Keron is the granddaughter of Ray Neal and Ellen Mitchell of Bonifay. She is also the granddaughter of Charlotte Seitzinger of Bonifay, Thomas Seitzinger of Orlando and Charles and Gail Bowes of Wendell Ma. Keron is a 2007 graduate of Bethlehem High School in Bonifay and is a 2009 graduate of Fortis College in Dothan, Ala. She is currently a certified pharmacy technician with Walgreens Pharmacy in Christiansburg, Va. Richard is the grandson of Ray Cristan Sr. and the late Eleanor Cristan of Mount Carmel, Pa. He is also the grandson of Ann Dombroski and the late John Dombroski of Shamokin, Pa. Richard is a 2004 graduate of Southern

Craig graduates basic military training Air Force Airman Haley M. Craig graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Craig is the daughter of Mandy McAllister of Bonifay and Eric Craig of Buckingham Way, Mount Laurel, N.J. She is a 2011 graduate of Northview High School, Dothan, Ala.

Columbia High School in Catawissa, Pa. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Science in forestry and also a Master’s of Science in Forestry in 2010. After graduating, he worked for the Florida Forest Service as an environmental specialist and lived in

Panama City Beach, where he met Keron. Currently, he has gone back to college to receive his Ph.D in Forest Operations at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va. The wedding is planned for Aug. 3, 2013, at Dogwood Lakes Country Club in Bonifay. Invitations will be sent out.

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CHS JROTC performs at RMS orientation By Michelle Fuston Special to Extra

The Chipley High School JROTC transitioned over to Roulhac Middle School May 21 to perform at its eighth grade orientation. As the day passed, the cadets got hot and sweaty, but the eighth grade orientation went exceptionally well. Many of the eighth grade students had questions like “Are the

weapons real?” The answer is yes; the weapons most certainly are real. Some students asked, “Would you be able to play sports and still join the JROTC program?” Many of the cadets play sports and are on other JROTC teams as well. As the eighth grade students engaged in the cadets’ performance, cadets showed them various teams they can join in the JROTC

Program, such as Color Guard/Honor Guard/Flag Detail, Drill, Raiders and Rifle Team. This past year, the Chipley High School JROTC has been the only school in our region to qualify to go to state for every one of those teams. The JROTC mission is to “motivate young people to be better citizens,” and JROTC works hard to do exactly that and more. Cadets in the program put

in an exceptional amount of hard work and dedication to achieve its goals and make the best of each and every year as not only a unit but as a family as well. Chipley High School JROTC looks forward to the mass of new faces it hopes will join the program in the years to come. For any questions, call the JROTC program at Chipley High School at 7260041 or 638-6100 ext. 503.

Jon-Marcel Winchester has earned the rank of Eagle, the highest rank awarded in Scouting. His project was for the Ponce de Leon High School, building thee benches for student and faculty use. He funded this project with the sale of “Survival Bracelets,” made by him and his family, earning enough to pay for the benches and give the Ponce de Leon High School a check for almost $200. Jon-Marcel is 14 years old, in ninth Jon-Marcel grade and is an excellent student with Winchester Florida Virtual School, maintaining straight A grades. He became interested in Scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 25. He also holds the highest award a Cub Scout can earn, the Arrow of Light, and is a first degree Blackbelt in Taekwondo. Jon-Marcel is also a proud Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of Scouting. This fine young man has worked hard to earn the rank of Eagle. Boy Scout Troop 525 applauds him.

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HCHS JROTC recruits at middle school Special to Extra BONIFAY — The Holmes County High School JROTC went to the middle school May 21 to recruit the future cadets of the ROTC program. The Blue Devils displayed several uniforms for its teams and put on a demonstration to the eighth graders with its color guard, honor guard, rifle team, exhibition team and raider team. The color guard demonstration was demonstrated by DJ Rock, Christian Grimes and Ashley Eberhardt. For the rifle team demonstration, Michael Murphy showed the three different firing positions: standing, prone and kneeling. The raider demonstration was a contest of push-ups between raiders Eric Bolenbaugh and Becky Padgett. For the exhibition demonstration, Christian Grimes displayed a daring routine with spinning and tossing the rifle around. Representing the honor guard, Hunter Paterson showed how some of the moves are executed using the saber. Bree Owens spoke to the eighth graders and told them how the program was rewarding and a great experience and how it can help achieve their goals.

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Holmes County JROTC members recruiting at the middle school on May 21 included, front row from left: C/COL Bree Owens, C/ SFC Ashley Eberhardt, and C/2LT Becky Padgett. Back row, from left: C/MAJ DJ Rock, C/SSG Hunter Paterson, C/MAJ Christian Grimes, C/SFC Eric Bolenbaugh, and C/MAJ Michael Murphy.

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Faith EVENTS Christian Haven Church Jam Session CHIPLEY — Christian Haven Church will have its monthly jam session June 1. Refreshments will start at 6 p.m. and singing shortly after. For more information, call 638-0836 or 773-2602.

Sunny Hills Chapel Gospel Sing SUNNY HILLS — Sunny Hills Chapel will have a gospel sing at 10 a.m. June 2. The gospel sing will be feature The Kevin Wilson Singers from London, Ky. This will be the singers’ first time in our area. Lunch will be served. The church is five miles south of Wausau on State Road 77.

Sandy Creek Homecoming PONCE DE LEON — Sandy Creek Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming at 10 a.m. on June 9. Bring a covered dish to share at noontime.

Bethlehem Camp Meeting BONIFAY — The Bethlehem Family Camp Meeting will be held from June 21 to June 28 at 3073 Highway 160 in Bonifay. For more information visit or call 547-2598.

Liberty Church VBS Liberty Church is offering kids in kindergarten through fourth grades one awesome time at Vacation Bible School, beginning June 24. At VBS, kids can choose a sport — if they’ve played all their life of just started yesterday, this VBS will improve their skills. All sorts of drills and practice games will get kids focused on the fundamentals that make athletes great. Plus, VBS creates a positive and encouraging environment that pumps up their confidence and self-esteem. Join the VBS team at Liberty Church, 3983 Creek Road, Vernon. It starts from 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly from June 24-28. Dinner is provided, and it’s free. Transportation will also be provided. If your child needs a ride or for more information, call or text Gwen Brock at 260-6924.

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The many excuses of a man in midlife crisis Sometimes it is best to err The difficulty with growing on the side of caution. This, older is that the old memory however, has not always been juices do not flow as swiftly my modus operandi as they once did. down through the Of course, some years. In fact, I am of us never had a not very good when it real gusher in that comes to practicing department anyway. anything, just ask the The more memories Gracious Mistress of I have, the less I am the Parsonage. able to recall them As of late, though, I in the innocence of DR. JAMES have been practicing their reality. Like the L. SNYDER caution like I was fisherman who tells Out to Pastor going to Carnegie the size of the one Hall. I am not very good at it that got away, memory seems yet, but my goal is to come to to add or subtract according the point of perfection in the to the benefit of the person area of caution as it touches conjuring up the memory. my person, particularly A big problem a man in my health and well-being. mid-life crisis has is he does This may be because I have not remember how good he reached that age when most actually was when he was men go through a midlife 20, unless of course, his wife crisis. knew him at that time. If he You can always tell when could, he would not have to a man is going through his try to replicate it when he is midlife crisis. He usually 60. This is one of the unique wants to prove he is as good advantages of maturing. at 60-something as he was Forgetting always leads to when he was 20-something. exaggerating. Exaggerating Carelessly throwing caution at 60-something leads to to the wind, he attempts to do injuries. The only purpose something beyond the energy of this is to impress people of his existing body. One sure who really are not being way to tell if a man is having impressed. a midlife crisis is to notice his As we grow older things recent injuries. begin to change, and some Personally, when I was 20 things change for the better. I was not good at anything, When I was 20, I could not which has enabled me to admit to anybody that I was skip my midlife crisis. I am tired. I would have been glad to be 60 (okay, maybe the laughing stock in my I am a tad over 60) because community if I would admit now when I get tired I can any such phenomena. You say I am tired and sit down. know what they say about the At 60-something, I have unlimited energy that young absolutely nothing to prove. people have. Now that I am I am no better or worse than in my 60s, I can blame my I was when I was 20. It is, as advancing years on just about my wife notes, the ageless anything. wonder of incompetency. “I love to do that, but at my

“Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.” Proverbs 25:14 KJV age I don’t have the energy.” This has covered a multitude of sins, for which I am so grateful. Of course, it does have one drawback, when someone in their 80s invites me to go for a walk, what in the world can you say to that? This next one has to be one of my favorites. “I would love to do that but I have to get home for my afternoon nap.” The person will look at me, notice my maturing features and understand I desperately do need a nap or something resembling beauty sleep. I found one the other week that has proved quite beneficial. I was invited to a function during the evening, which turned out to be a rather boring affair. Once the meal was over people were milling around engaged in small talk. Nothing bores me quicker than small talk. Not knowing what to do, I pondered the situation for sometime. Then, like lightning from the heavens, I was struck with a brilliant idea. I went up to my host and said, “I’m sorry, but it is getting near my bedtime, and I have strict orders from my doctor to go to bed early. You’ll have to excuse me.” It worked like a charm. Everybody understood that a person of my age needs to go to bed early. I do not know who thought this up, probably

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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 Washington County Library (Chipley) Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Vernon Library Monday: Closed Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday: Closed Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Sunny Hills Library Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed

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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. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at


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.

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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.

Chipley student invited to national leadership forum on law, crime Special to The News CHIPLEY — Chipley High School student Sabrina Goodman has been invited to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law and Crime Scene Investigation in Washington, D.C. this summer. She is one of 600 students selected from across the nation to attend this forum based on her outstanding leadership Sabrina potential through an academic Goodman partnership with George Mason University. Sabrina is the daughter of William and Amanda Goodman of Chipley and granddaughter of Leonard and Mary Finch, both of Chipley, and the late Homer “Buddy” Goodman of Wausau and the late Alice West of Panama City.

Obituaries Clara M. Bailey Mrs. Clara Mae Bailey, age 89, of Washington County passed away May 20, 2013, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley. She was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Vernon, to the late Clarence and

Julie Eva Booth Yates. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie M. Bailey and a son, Eddie Bailey. Mrs. Bailey is survived by

one daughter, Julie Prevatt, and husband, Royce of Bonifay; three grandchildren, Gerry Prevatt of Bonifay, Courtney P. O’Brian of Bonifay, Heather Lang and husband, Stephen, of Apache

Junction, Ariz.; four greatgrandchild, Keelan, Elle, Jon, and Jordan Lang; one brother, Clint Yates and wife Opal of Bonifay and several nieces and nephews Memorialization was by

Ethel Daniel Ethel Daniel, 96, of Chipley went to be with her heavenly Father on May 21, 2013. She was a woman of strength and dignity, and she led a life committed to her family and to God. She was retired from the Washington County School Board as the lunchroom manager for Kate Smith Elementary for 25 years. She was a member of Grace Assembly of God Church, where she taught Children Church and

Sunday School for many years. Ethel was born in Graceville, Sept. 27, 1916, to A. J. and Mary Nichols, the oldest of nine children. Her parents, siblings, Lena Pettis, Leonia Peel, A.J. Nichols Jr. and Carrie Retherford, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, J.B. Daniel (Marilyn), George Daniel (Gail) of Marianna, Ronnie Daniel (Betty) of Chipley, and Gemelia Williams

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(Harold) of Alford; 11 grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-granddaughter; her siblings, Edward Nichols, Rubye Forehand, Hazel Railey (Harold), Mavis Smith; brother-in-law, Junior Pettis (Margie), and sister-in-law, Dee Nichols. Her memorial service was at 11 a.m. on May 24, 2013, at Grace Assembly of God Church, located on Highway 77 North, with the Rev. Dallas Pettis

officiating. A private burial was at Glenwood Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted, or those who prefer can make memorial donations in her honor to Grace Assembly Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 40, Chipley, FL 32428. Marianna Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online at www.mariannachapelfh. com.

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Billy D. McGowan, 79 of Esto, passed away, Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Mizell Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Bill was born in the New Hope Community on Feb. 26, 1934 to the late John Posie and Willie Bell Dady McGowan. He was a graduate of Ponce de Leon High School and a four-year veteran of the U S. Army. Mr. Bill was a farmer and a long time member of Esto Baptist Church. McGowan is preceded in death by his parents; son, Tony McGowan; two brothers, John “Buck” and Frank McGowan; two sisters, Lucy Miles and Eunice Wiggins. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Louise; son, John McGowan; daughter, Teresa McGowan all of Esto; daughter, Donna Goodman (Robb), Phenix City, Ala.; five grandchildren, Jeremy McGowan, Esto, Caleb, Jordan, Josiah, and Libby Goodman, Phenix City, Ala.; two sisters, Elsie Mueller (Ken), Waukesha, Wis., Willeen Holmes (Jess), Milton; sister-in-law, Loretta McGowan, New Hope and many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Esto with the Rev. Robert Goodman and the Rev. Ryan Begue officiating. Burial followed in Esto Community Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Expressions of sympathy can be made at

Mrs. Betty Jean Wise Stafford “Buddy” Stafford Jr., Westville, of Westville passed away Tuesday, and Michael Stafford (Jan), May 21, 2013. She was 74. Mrs. Bonifay; three grandchildren: Stafford was born March 14, 1939, Tyler Weeks, Presley Hobbs in Geneva County, Ala., to the and Stran Stafford; one sister, late James Clifton and Bertha Frances Cossen (W.D.), Defuniak Melton Wise. She was a pillar in Springs, and several nieces, her community who cared for so nephews, other extended family Betty J. many of her neighbors, friends and a host of friends. Stafford and relatives. She was a very Funeral services were at 1 loving and devoted wife, mother p.m., Thursday, May 23, in the and grandmother. Betty will fondly be chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home in remembered as a wonderful cook. She Geneva with the Rev. Garry Winstead was of the Baptist faith. officiating. In addition to her parents, a grandson, Burial followed in the Hurricane Kody Michael Stafford, a brother, Junior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Wise, two sisters, Louise Johnson and Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva Virginia White, as well as an infant twin directing. The family received friends brother all preceded her in death. at the funeral home Wednesday, May 22, Survivors include her husband of from 6-8 p.m. 49 years, Elton “Bud” Stafford, Sr., Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334Westville; two daughters: Brenda 684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Stafford, Westville, and Janie S. Weeks Express your condolences in the guest (James), Earlytown, Ala.; two sons: Elton book at

Arcieola Gulledge Henderson, 84, of Caryville, died May 19, 2013. Funeral services were held, May 21, 2013, at The Church of Jesus Christ Caryville. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing.

Wanda Gail Corkhill of O. (Baxley) Leesburg; one Schrecengost, brother, Robert age 71 of Chipley, Baxley of Chipley; passed away one sister, Monday, May 20, Janice Baker 2013, at her home. of Chipley; four Wanda was born grandchildren; Wanda O. Sept. 27, 1941, 11 greatSchrecengost grandchildren and in Baker to the late Elmer J. and one great-greatFloraDell (Smith) Baxley. granddaughter. She had been a resident of Funeral services Chipley most of her life and were held Wednesday, was a former employee of May 22, 2013, at 2 p.m., West Florida Electric Coat the graveside in Sapp Op. Wanda was a member of Community Church the Faith Covenant Church Cemetery with the Rev. in Chipley, a volunteer for Cloys Joiner officiating. Habitat For Humanity and The family suggests had a love for butterflies. those wishing to do so, In addition to her make contributions to parents, she is predeceased Emerald Coast Hospice, by her husband, Eugene 1330 South Blvd., Chipley. Schrecengost, and three Brown Funeral Home of brothers, James, Bobby and Chipley is in charge of the Rex Baxley. arrangements. Friends and Survivors include two family may sign the online daughters, Carol Broglio register at www.brownfh. of Lafayette, La., and net.

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5-3244 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2012 CA 000146 Community South Credit Union, Plaintiff, vs. Riva T. Wingate-Miller a/k/a Riva Theresa Wingate-Miller a/k/a Riva and LVNV Funding, LLC, as successor in interest to CitiFinancial, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 8, 2013, in Case Number 2012 CA 000146, of the Circuit Court in and for Washington County, Florida, in which Community South Credit Union is the Plaintiff, and Riva T. Wingate-Miller a/k/a Riva Theresa Wingate a/k/a Riva, LVNV Funding, LLC, as successor in interest to CitiFinancial, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, at 11:00 A.M. on July 24, 2013, the following-described property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lot 2, 3 and 4 of Block 3, According to the Official Plat of Wausau, as on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, being in Section 25, Township 3 North, Range 14 West Notice is also given pursuant to § 45.031(2)(f), Florida Statutes, that any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property ✳


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AUCTION FARM AND CONSTRUCTION DATE: Saturday June 15, 2013 8:00 A.M. LOCATION: 5529 Hwy 231 North Campbellton, FL 32426 (3) Local Farm Dispersals (2) Estates, Bank repos, Sheriff depts, city & county surplus, plus consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC # FL 642 850-263-0473 Office 850-258-7652 Chad Mason 850-849-0792 Gerald Mason m Web site

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5-3234 Notice of Public Hearing to Revise School Board Policies Washington County School District 652 Third Street Chipley, FL 32428 June 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm Notice is hereby given that on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm., the Washington County School Board will revise School Board Policies. The purpose and specific legal authority under which School B o a r d Policies/Procedures are authorized, and a summary of the estimate of economic impact of the proposed policies/procedures on all affected persons, are given. Revise the following School Board Policies. Proposed Revised Policies 6.13* Year of Service Defined for Personnel 6.53 Retirement of Employees Legal Authority The Washington County School Board is authorized under Chapter 1001.43 of the Florida K-20 Education Code to develop/revise policy and procedures. Economic Impact The cost of promulgating these revisions will be approximately $.50 per document. Cost or benefit to those affected: None Impact on open market: None Individuals wishing to obtain a copy of the revised School Board Policies may contact the Superintendent’s Office at 652 Third Street, Chipley, Florida or visit the District’s website at As published in the Washington County News May 11, 15, 29, 2013.

5-3248 TRI-COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids, in duplicate, will be received by the Tri-County Airport Authority until 4:00 PM, June 13, 2013 local time. Proposals should be mailed to or hand delivered to Grimail Crawford, Inc., 1367-D South Railroad Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428. All proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Tri-County Airport Authority. The meeting will be held on June 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm local time in the Tri-County Airport Terminal building conference room. Bidders are invited to submit bids for: REHAB TAXIWAY / CONSTRUCT TAXIWAY EXTENSION AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS Bidders are invited to submit Proposals for this work on the Proposal Forms provided. Other proposal forms will not be accepted. The complete examination and understanding of the Contract Documents consisting of the Plans and Specifications, and all addenda or other revisions, and Site of the proposed work is necessary to properly submit a Proposal. Contract Documents consisting of the Plans and Specifications, and all addenda or other revisions are available for examination or may be obtained from the office of Grimail Crawford, Inc., 1367-D South Railroad Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, Phone (850) 415-1040, or Fax (850) 415-6690. There is a $50.00 charge for the plans and specifications. This cost is non-refundable. A Bid Bond in the form as bound in the Contract Document or a Certified Check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount bid must accompany each Bid. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of Proposals for a period of ninety (90) days. Tri-County Airport Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awarding this bid. Dated: May 21, 2013 By: Tri-County Airport Authority As published in the Washington County News May 29, 2013.

HEREIN DESCRIBED. RESIDENCES UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOT1FIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Washington County, Florida: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP I NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, W A S H I N G T O N C O U N T Y , F LO R I D A . T O G E T H E R WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 PLATINUM HOMES MANUFACTURED HOME, SERIAL NO(S):PHALOO415A/B has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your Written defenses, if any, to it on SHD LEGAL GROUP RA., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is 2691 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 303, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306, within 30 days from first date of publication, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on 5/13, .2013. Linda Hayes Cook As Clerk of the Court By: K. McDaniel As Deputy Clerk 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. 0. 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 May 22, 29, 2013.


owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: May 15, 2013. W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY CLERK OF COURT Clerk of the Court By: K. McDaniel As Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on May 22, 2013 and May 29, 2013.

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Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. 747-5020 General Street Crewman II The City of Chipley is accepting applications for a Street Crewman II. Minimum Requirements: Knowledge of general and ground maintenance procedures, including skill in operation and maintenance of equipment and tools. Education and Experience: High School diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. One (1) year experience operating heavy equipment. Valid Florida Commercial “B” driver’s license. WCI Inmate Supervisor Card. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace

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