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IN BRIEF Possum Pageant WAUSAU — The 44th
annual Possum Festival kicks off Saturday, July 27, with the annual Wausau Miss Possum Festival Pageant at the Possum Palace. Gates open at 5 p.m. Entry for the pageant is 18 and under. Gate admission is $3 for adults, 12 and under free. Bring a chair.
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638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com VERNON — Mayor Michelle Cook told the Vernon City Council that the postponed Fourth of July event is going to be on Aug. 31. The city council had its July meeting at City Hall on Monday. “We won’t have a parade this year, and the event will begin at 5 p.m.,” Cook said. “We still will have entertainment by
Gilley’s, and the fireworks will start at 9 p.m.” The event was postponed due to the flooding that occurred in Vernon on July 4 when the area received over 20 inches of rain in the matter of a couple of days. Several buildings and homes were damaged in Vernon — the cost of the damage to the community has been estimated at $2.1 million. Cook said she has continued to work to collect information for the city’s
effort to collect FEMA assistance, but asked if someone else on the council could help her since she is also busy planning the Aug. 31 event. Councilman Tray Hawkins volunteered to help. “If you can just bring me what you have so far I can take that on,” he said. The Washington County Tourist Development Council approved an adRANDAL SEYLER | The News ditional $100 for the city of Vernon during its meeting Vernon Garden Club member Rhonda Dickenson
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discusses changing venues for the monthly club meeting at the Vernon City Council meeting Monday.
Planning commission to meet Aug. 6 CHIPLEY — The Washington County Planning Commission will have a public hearing and meeting at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 in the County Government Annex Meeting Room, 1331 South Blvd. The commission will accommodate handicapped and disabled persons who wish to attend. Call 415-5093 at least 48 hours before the meeting date to make arrangements.
First Presbyterian Art Day Camp CHIPLEY — Chipley First Presbyterian Church will have its annual Art Day Camp Bible School 9:3011:30 a.m. Aug. 5-9. This year’s theme is, “Faith, Hope and Charity!” Attendance will be limited to 20 students, ages 10-13. Registration must be completed before Aug. 1 by contacting the church at 658 5th St. Chipley. Attendees will be accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis.
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Blake Collins, left, and Malinda Locke, second from left, play Ren and Ariel, the star-crossed teenagers who fight to bring dancing to the rural Bomont in the Spanish Trail Playhouse production of “Footloose: The Musical.” The production was staged this weekend. For more photos, see Page B1 and visit chipleypaper.com.
Future grants to be paid Back to School Fair with advertising, not cash set for Aug. 13 By RANDAL SEYLER
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638-0212 | @WCN_HCT firstname.lastname@example.org CHIPLEY — The Washington County Tourist Development Council approved the new method of providing advertising, not cash, to local events during their workshop and meeting Monday at the Chamber Building in Chipley. The decision was not unanimous, with Mary Richmond voting against the change. “I don’t have enough information,” she said. Three council members, Richmond, Elizabeth Henderson and Mark Hess, joined the meeting via conference call so the TDC
would have a quorum. From now on, when events such as the Panhandle Watermelon Festival apply for TDC assistance with promotion, they will be awarded that assistance in pre-purchased bulk advertising, Administrative Assistant Heather Lopez said. “This will save the council money,” Member Ted Everett said. The switch from cash to advertising will also make the process simpler and more transparent, Everett said. “The event representatives will have radio and print advertising to choose from, and the TDC will be there to give them advice as to which station or media is more appropriate
for their event.” Richmond questioned the amount of money the TDC planned on spending for advertising. “I don’t think we should spend $80,000 on advertising,” she said. Everett said $80,000 would represent the entire annual budget of the TDC. “We’re talking about spending $10,000 a year on bulk advertising,” Everett said. This doesn’t mean the TDC will stop funding events, Everett said. The grant program only provided funds to be used for advertising and promotion, and that is still the mission of the TDC. “This will also allow us to
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638-0212 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com CHIPLEY — Washington County Chamber of Commerce is teaming with Northwest Florida Community Hospital again this year to bring the “We Can!” program to the annual Back To School Fair. The annual Back To School Fair, which is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 13. “We’re always looking for volunteers to help with the Back To School Fair,” said Ted Everett, chamber executive director. The fair also needs school
supplies to distribute to children. Last year 3,000 people attended the Back To School Fair, and not only school supplies were distributed. “There were three tractor-trailers of food, eggs and vegetables, that were handed out,” Everett said. “And it was all gone really quickly. We have some needy families in our county, and this event is a great thing.” Students also received free haircuts and even bicycle helmets at last year’s event.
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FIREWORKS from page A1 Monday afternoon to help the city promote the rescheduled event. City Clerk Dian Hendrix asked the council for clarification on the matter of a final attorney’s bill from former city attorney Kerry Adkison. “I received this email, and I was not sure if the city wanted an itemized bill for just this one item or for all of them,” Hendrix said. Adkison was under the impression the city wanted an itemized bill for just one of the listed charges, she said. “I would like to see an itemized list for the whole bill,” Councilwoman Gwen March said. “That is what we discussed,” Hawkins added. March asked that Hendrix seek an itemized bill so the council could discuss it at the next council
workshop. Vernon Garden Club member Tom Holman asked the council if the garden club could begin holding its monthly meetings in the City Hall instead of in the old high school. Hendrix said the room the garden club had been using in the old high school sustained water damage in the July 4 weekend flooding. “We’re going to get that room cleaned out,” she said. Club member Rhonda Dickenson asked if the club couldn’t just meet in Room No. 3 instead. “That other room is wet and smells moldy, I don’t think we should be meeting in there.” Holman said the garden club is up to 30 members, and the group will begin meeting again in
September. The council agreed the club could use the alternative room for their monthly meetings. “I have a request,” Hawkins asked Holman and Dickenson. “In Wausau, the garden club gives out a ‘Yard of the Month’ award. Do you think we could start doing something like that in Vernon?” Holman agreed that the club could begin that program, presenting the winners with a certificate at the monthly city council meetings and perhaps providing a sign for the lawn. Hawkins said the city had tried the punitive method of getting people to take care of they lawns, to little avail. “Maybe if we try the carrot we’ll get more participation.”
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Tourist Development Council Administrative Assistant Heather Lopez, center, explains the plan to switch from providing cash to providing advertising for local events during Monday’s TDC meeting in Chipley, while Council members Joel Pate, left, and Ted Everett, right, listen to the discussion.
GRANTS from page A1 promote the county in general when there isn’t a specific event taking place,” Lopez said. “Which is one of the things the TDC has been wanting to do more of.” Tim Lanham visited the TDC during its workshop and informed the council that there will be a state Bee Keeping Conference held in Chipley from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. “We expect there will be 200 to 250 people coming to Chipley for the event,” Lanham said. He added that Lopez has been working with him in arranging hotel accommodations for visitors. The event is sponsored in part by the Chipola, the Tupelo and the Central Panhandle Bee Keepers Associations, Lanham said. “The county extension office is also heavily in-
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Watermelon Auction and the concert by the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent. “People were standing along the walls because there were no more seats,” Lopez said. The Watermelon Festival’s Facebook page also received a record number of visits, getting up to 20,000 hits a day during the week leading up to the event. The Festival’s web page received 439,000 hits in the three months prior to the event, and the county web site’s visits also increased in June due to the Festival, posting 1,518 visits with 1,300 of those clicking through to the Watermelon Festival page. “The rebranding, and the shift in focus they have done with the Watermelon Festival has done wonders for the event,” Lopez said.
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volved, and we hope to get our FFA, 4-H and JROTC kids involved in the events as well,” Lanham said. In other business, the council approved a $100 grant request from the city of Vernon for the Firecracker Day event, which had to be rescheduled until Aug. 31 due to flooding on the Fourth of July. The TDC members also heard a report from Lopez on attendance at the Panhandle Watermelon Festival, which was held June 28-29. “The attendance at Friday’s concert event was estimated at 3,500,” Lopez said, “which is tremendous considering the weather.” Numerous people booked hotel rooms and stayed for Saturday’s events, and the Washington County Agricultural Center auditorium was packed for the
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healthy weight, according to the website nhlbi.nih. gov. Research shows that parents and caregivers are the primary influence on this age group. The “We Can!” education program provides parents and caregivers with tools, fun activities, and more to help them encourage healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced time sitting in front of the TV or computer in their entire family, Everett said. “This year we will be at the Back To School Fair, and we are also working with the schools to get information into the classrooms and to the kids,” Everett said. We Can! also offers organizations, community groups, and health professionals a central-
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Varnum family prominent in county since 1885 Allow the Prattler to briefly rely on his writer’s “crutch,” Setting It Straight, and acknowledge an error in last week’s column. Karla is the daughter of Bill and Sybil Webb. Jessica is the daughter of Karla, and the granddaughter of Bill and Sybil. The July 10 article did not do full justice to Dr. Robert Snare in his never failing effort to bring bidders into the process when the big watermelons are being sold in the annual auction by PERRY’S auctioneer David Corbin. PRATTLE These are not Perry Wells errors, per se, but maybe a little more elaboration is needed into the doctor’s accomplishments in obtaining more buyers. This is especially true in the “tribute” and “in memory” category of bids. The doctor brought a total of nine bids, not six, as previously reported. The Jimmy Trawick bid was submitted in memory of his in-laws, Jodie and Bera Yates Owens. Mike Arnold, of Henry Arnold Ford in Graceville, should have had his bid announced in honor to his father, Henry Arnold, “The Old Plowboy” who founded the business. Dr. Snare’s business, Snare Waterworks of Bonifay, was the one made in respect to Julian J. Fussell, World War II tanker and later a farmer, who passed away in June of this year. He also joined Ronnie Cook, owner of Padgett Drugs in Bonifay, and Richard Morris of Graceville in paying tribute to the four brave Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi earlier this year. Richard, a long-time supporter of the
watermelon auction, always includes his military veterans from the Vietnam War unit in which he served and the group that continues to hold annual reunions. The weekend after the watermelon festival had slowed its pace to the point of allowing me to attend the Varnum reunion by special request of Lanita (Nita) Nicholson Varnum. She is the widow of Kennith Varnum and a native of Nettleton, Miss. Her story of meeting and later marrying Kennith is one of the most heart-warming stories written in the “Heritage of Washington County” book in the writer’s humble opinion. This romance grew from an unusual experience during World War II, and readers will find the full story on page 352 of the book. The John Bethel Varnum family is considered the patriarch of that family in Washington County. He brought his family to the area in October 1885 and the family continued to multiply greatly as outlined in the heritage book, page 351. That story was written and submitted by grandson, Stanley Varnum, who lived to see the book come to full fruition but died soon after its printing. Readers will find that the Varnum family settled in the Greenhead area of the county where Nita continues to live. Previous writings will show that this family was prominently involved in High Hills Primitive Baptist Church during its existence in the earlier history of the county. It was dissolved as a church congregation in 1926, but the adjoining Blue Pond Cemetery containing numerous burials of the Varnum family, still exists and maintained by Dale Taylor, and others, in the historic area of the county located in
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Eliza Ham Varnum and John Bethel Varnum are considered the patriarch family of the Varnums in Washington County. Moody’s Pasture. When Nita Varnum invited me to the July 6 reunion, she told me that it would be the 26th year of the get-together and that this one promised to bring additional family members, especially from the Clewiston area, where many migrated to seeking employment many years ago. She stated that this element of the family had not seen the heritage book and felt it would be much in demand as she requested that books be brought to the event. The Prattler immediately recalled the two members of the Varnum family, J.R. and Wilburn, who made Clewiston their home immediately after completing
Vernon High School only a short time after my departure from the school upon graduation. I was aware that the brothers have passed away. Her prediction proved correct as many offspring of the two, plus other family members that I had never met, came to the family gathering and immediately were attracted to the history and heritage recorded on their family, resulting in the sale of five additional copies of the ever popular heritage book. Readers will recall that the sponsors of the book had hoped that June would wind up sales of the 200 additional copies received on August 13 of last year. Our efforts in May,
June and July have reduced the remaining books to 19 which are still available. You still have time to obtain your copy by contacting me at 638-1016 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is $64.20 when picked up from me, or $72 when mailed. The watermelon festival, plus my own Brock reunion and many other family gatherings, seem to have taken my time this summer, as it traditionally has done each summer for many years. I am not complaining. I look forward to all of the activity in which I am fortunate to participate and hope health and strength will allow me to stay involved in many more. See you all next week.
Former neighbor’s death brings back memories The death of former neighbor Ann Medley brought a rush of memories from former days. I can’t remember now whether Guy and Ann Medley built their home across State Road 79 from us before we built because we were living here in the house in which my husband was raised for several years. But they, the Tom and Betty Segers family, and we built about the same time and were HAPPY CORNER the only ones living Hazel Wells Tison in this neighborhood for a few years. We were all stay-at-home moms then as our children were small. So most of my memories are episodes with our children, usually involving some disaster. The first thing I recalled was wearing Ann’s too-big sandals to the hospital when our son was struck by a motor bike as he was getting off the school bus. Hearing the commotion from the highway, I had raced down the driveway in my bare feet. Ann had already called the ambulance. At that time we had no emergency services. The funeral home ambulances transported injured and ill people. Sims Funeral Home ambulance answered the call, and I rode to the hospital with Hiram while Ann came over and got Cindy and Glen, who were taking a nap. (I guess Mike and Gina were napping, too.) After Hiram was stabilized, Franklin Forehand drove the ambulance to Pensacola, and Ann took charge of my other two until my parents could get here. I returned her sandals when I ran home to pack a few clothes to take to Pensacola. Another crisis episode with our children was one morning when Ann and I were talking on the telephone. I heard this terrible scream, and Ann threw down the phone. I quickly hung up and ran across the highway to see what the crisis was. Ann was mixing a cake while we were talking,
We built about the same time and were the only ones living in this neighborhood for a few years. We were all stay-at-home moms then as our children were small. and Gina’s long blond locks got caught in the mixer blades. By the time I got there, she was untangled and everything was OK. I am not sure about the cake batter. We didn’t have a telephone the evening I discovered that Glen had drunk rust remover (hydroflouric acid). I ran to Ann’s to call the doctor. After I told Dr. Henry he had already vomited, he assured me that Glen would be OK. He dryly added, “Well, he ought never to rust.” Another time when I rushed over to the Medleys was when our daughter Cindy hit Gina as she was trying to swing a golf club. Cindy was the most upset of anybody, and I don’t believe she has ever picked up a golf club since. Though the Medley children were a few years younger than ours, Gina loved to come over and play with Cindy’s Barbie dolls. At Ann’s visitation, Gina also remembered Glen putting on puppet shows and charging them a nickel to see them. Glen and Mike were frequent playmates. For years after we built the house we now live in, we had a big pile of dirt on the side of our front yard, so the children including Hiram and his friends played war a lot. But once I discovered Glen and Mike pretending they were revenuers. I had an old copper wash pot that had belonged to Jack’s Grandma Meeker. The two boys were using Glen’s scout hatchet to chop holes in the copper pot. They were busting up a moonshine still. I remember when Hiram was studying compound interest in maybe the seventh grade. He was adamant that what I was showing him couldn’t be right. I threatened
to call Guy, the banker, to confirm the interest is indeed added back to the principle each month before he would believe that I knew what I was talking about. As our children grew and we went separate ways, we didn’t see the Medleys much. In 1969, I started to teach college, and the year I started teaching, 1972, the Medleys moved to Abbeville. Ann started a career herself working in the Henry County Hospital, eventually becoming the administrator there and at the Henry County Nursing Home. As they had been in Bonifay, the family was active in the Methodist Church in Abbeville, where Ann was very much involved with the music ministry. She continued that after they moved to Dothan, Ala., as well. Ann was also a long-time member of the Troy University Community Band. In addition, Ann was cofounder of Women of The Wiregrass, an organization that furnishes scholarships to single mothers at Wallace College. Golf was a passion of Ann’s, and she became very involved in that after the move to Dothan, becoming a member of the Dothan Country Club and Ladies Golf Association, serving a term as president of that group. That group of ladies occupied a place of honor at her funeral service in Dothan First Methodist Church on Wednesday. Our condolences go out to Guy, Mike, Gina, Don and Barbara Lee and the rest of the family. Ann’s zest for life and her happy spirit sustained her through her courageous battle with cancer. May her Lord sustain you all through the difficult days ahead.
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Holmes County’s ‘best kept secret’ By CECILIA SPEARS
547-9414 | @WCN_HCT email@example.com BONIFAY — San Sebastian Winery, the newest Holmes County Chamber commerce member, has been referred to by Chamber Coordinator Julia Bullington as Holmes County’s “best kept secret,” with their largest vineyard of 450 acres being located in Holmes County. “That’s 450 acres of taxes paid to Holmes County,” said Bullington. “Nestled in the northern part of Holmes County near the Walton County line is some of the most beautiful land in Holmes County and that’s where the vineyard is located.” Charles Cox President of Seavin Inc. and son of the Founder and Chair of Seavin, Inc. said that
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On over 450 acres in Holmes County, Muscodine grapes are grown and harvested for several wineries throughout Florida, which includes San Sebastian winery in St. Augustine, owned and operated by Seavin Inc. it winemaking was in his blood, going as far back as his grandfather and at the age of thirteen was introduced to the local vineyards by his father, who started by planting five acres of
vineyards near his home. Cox moved to St. Augustine in 1996 to open San Sebastian Winery where he’d become president of Seavin, Inc., Cox, operating out of St. Augustine and
overseeing San Sebastian Winery, Lakeridge Winery and vineyards. “I like to stay active in the community, serving as a member for the St. Augustine Chamber of Commerce, Attractions Association, St. Augustine Lighthouse Board of Trustees and as a member and as the Chair Elect for the Visitors and Convention Bureau,” said Cox. “I’m also a member of the Florida Grape Grower’s Association, Orlando’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Clermont Area’s Chamber of Commerce. We strive to continue to be structured as a private corporation with Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards in Clermont, San Sebastian Winery and Prosperity Vineyards in Prosperity.”
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Lacey Adkison, 20, Vernon, recommit on possession of paraphernalia, purchase cocaine Jessie Barnes, 40, Bonifay, resist officer with violence two counts, assault of law enforcement officer Cheryl Colbert, 54, Bonifay, possession of meth with intent, possession of paraphernalia, possession of controlled substance without prescription, possession of listed chemical Gina Culp, 42, Chipley, sell of opium David Dodson, 26, Springfield, violation of state probation on possession of a controlled substance without a prescription Dennis Supree, 39, Chipley, battery Dustin Durrance, 33, Cottondale, Holmes County warrant for child support Michael Haines, 25, Chipley, possession of controlled substance without a prescription, flee and elude, driving while license suspended or revoked, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia Wayne Hardy, 55, Caryville, criminal mischief Freddie Lawrence, 56, Chipley, petit theft, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief Antonia Livingsotn, 24, Chipley, battery Vina Mamoran, 39, Sunny Hills, battery Jerry McDade, 62, Vernon, violation of injunction of protection Shaun Reed, 45, Chipley, specific felony commit act could cause death two counts Gregory Rolling, 42, Graceville, traffic opium Douglas Sanders, 35, Crestview, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams Mark Sisson, 41, Cottondale, harass witness, victim or informant, trespassing, recommit sell of meth Walter Street, 47, Caryville, driving under the influence Richard Turner, 32, Chipley, warrantless arrest for Bay County violation of stateprobation on forgery, fraud, larceny Joseph Watts III, 33, Panama City, sex assault Robert West, 50, Chipley, violation of count probation on driving while license suspended or revoked Darren Williams Sr., 44, Chipley, Osceola County warrant for child support
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Guests speak out against domestic violence BONIFAY — Missy Sword Lee, Family intervention program aupervisor with Habilitative Services of Northwest Florida, visited the Bonifay Kiwanis Club’s July 16 meeting to speak about The WashingtonHolmes Domestic Violence Task Force. “The mission of the Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force is to provide safety for the victims of domestic violence and sexual violence through training, counseling and guidance while attempting to preserve the family as a whole,” said Lee. “The goal of the Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force is to reduce domestic and sexual violence in our communities. It is our objective to provide a shelter that will offer safety and security to those looking to end the violence in their lives by removing themselves from the situation.” Lee explained that she used to work for the Department of Children and Families. “I am ashamed to admit that I used to be one of those people who would frown at a woman who didn’t want to
Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force was Tammy Slay. “This has been our home for over 25 years now,” said Slay. “That would not have been possible if someone didn’t help me 27 years ago to get out of an abusive relationship.” She said she was working at a bank at the time. “I’d come into work with fresh bruises and black eyes,” said Slay. “No one should ever be so scared that they’re willing to get beat up occasionally than to face the dangers of leaving.” Last year 25.9 percent of murders in Florida were the results of domestic disputes, she said. “We had one murdered due to domestic violence right here in Holmes County just last year,” said Slay. “Some may say that was just one, but if that was your relative, your mother, sister, aunt or grandmother, then that’s one death too many.” She said she and her husband had witnessed an act of violence the parking lot of Wal-Mart last week. “This woman was getting beat up in the parking lot and while her boyfriend was circling her with his vehicle a couple stepped in and helped her,” she said.
“Come to find out she just got out of the hospital the week before to get stitches on the inside of her mouth. She’s safe now but if it had not been for that couple there’s no telling what might have happened to her.” She said that 3,341 domestic violence survivors requesting shelter was turned down due to overcrowding. “We need a shelter here, because if even one gets turned away it’s one too many,” said Slay. “My kids make a difference in this community and I am very proud of them because they came from a difficult situation but they overcome. I tried seven times to leave before I received help; now as a community we can make a difference.” She explained that they are looking for someone who is willing to donate property to them. “If there’s a building you just can’t get rid of, we’re a 301c3 non-profit organization and that donation can be used as tax deduction,” said Slay. “We need to spread the word so we can make a difference together and we can’t do this alone.” For more information contact Lee at 596-3288, or email WashingtonHolmesDVtaskforce@yahoo.com.
Bodies of 2 missing swimmers found By SCOTT CARROLL
522-5180 | @scottyknoxville SCarroll@pcnh.com PANAMA CITY BEACH — The bodies of two men who disappeared while swimming off the coast were found Sunday, Panama City Beach police reported. Tony Underwood Jr., of Rex, Ga., drowned Saturday in the water near the Chateau Motel at 12525 Front Beach. He went missing about 6 p.m. after losing grip of a flotation device and getting caught in an undertow, according to PCB police. Rescue crews
searched the area but did not find him. His body was recovered beachside at County Pier about 11:15 p.m. The other swimmer, 26-year-old Korvotney Barber, of Manchester, Ga., went missing in the water behind Pineapple Willie’s on Front Beach about 7 p.m. Saturday. According to a police broadcast, Barber was knocked underwater by a wave after swimming past a sandbar. Shortly before 4 p.m. Sunday, Barber’s body was found by a passerby between Boardwalk Beach and Resort Condominiums and Top of the Gulf condos, PCB police said. Barber was a basketball player at
Auburn University from 2005 to 2009. In a public statement released Sunday, Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said Barber’s death was “tragic and untimely.” The Bay County Sheriff ’s Office had posted double red flags on the beaches in Bay County on Saturday, indicating swimming conditions are highly hazardous and have an increased likelihood of strong currents and high surf. Also, beaches are closed to swimmers during the posting of double red flags. Double red flags were posted again Sunday.
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leave a violent relationship and say things like ‘why would you stay?’ and ‘it’s your fault,’” said Lee. “The truth of the matter is it isn’t as simple as all that. These women have no where to go, especially in our area.” The closest shelter is in Panama City, said Lee, and that makes the decision to leave harder. “We need your help,” said Lee. “We’ve got the get the word out and we’re working hard to do just that. We held a softball tournament recently that raised over $2,000, we’ve got a walk/vigil planed for Holmes County in October for Domestic Violence Awareness and in memory of those who suffered at the hands of Domestic Violence.” Lee also said that October was Domestic Violence Awareness and requested that the Bonifay Kiwanis Club consider dedicating one of the rodeo nights to Domestic Violence Awareness. “The color for Domestic Violence Awareness is purple, so it can be a purple night,” said Lee. “We’ve also got these shirts that have been very poplar. It takes a community to stop the violence.” Also present to speak on behalf of the Washington-
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Regulations needed for scallop size Scalloping season is in, and they are being dragged out of the bays like there is no tomorrow. The problem is they are too small to keep. You go out in the hot sun and get into the water several times, climbing in and out of a boat and getting sunburned in the process, and then head back to the house and try to clean these small scallops and Outdoor guess what? It has been my experience Life Scott Lindsey that scallop cleaning is a heck captainlindsey@ of a job when the scallops knology.net are large enough to keep, but just try and clean these little peanuts that are about as large as the tip of your thumb and you really have a task. You might be surprised at what happens to most of these smaller scallops. I know there are some people who will stick to the job and clean every one they catch, but they are the exception. Most of these peanutsize scallops are thrown into the trash after several attempts are made to clean them. A natural resource that could still be alive and growing every day to a respectable size is wasted. The scalloping experience includes getting the family out on the water whether you catch scallops or not. The idea is to catch scallops, of course, but whether catching a bag full or a boat load it is still a family affair and pleasure is derived no matter how many you catch. Do you realize scallops are one of the most popular marine creatures that the public can catch where the size is not regulated? Just go to the Keys and try and catch lobsters without a measuring stick and see what happens. The oysters we eat every day have to be at least 3 inches or longer in order to keep one. Try and keep a snapper under 16 inches and see how your fortune works out if you meet the wrong person at the dock. What I’m trying to say is that scallops should be regulated size-wise. Winston Chester devised a piece of cardboard with a hole cut in it in the shape of a scallop to gauge the size big enough to keep. If you catch a scallop that falls through the hole you throw it back. This measuring device would be easy enough to build out of plastic and worn around the wrist. When you were through scalloping you could measure them in the boat and throw back the ones that are too small. Remember, if it falls through you know what to do. Throw it back.
Meeting will focus on CWD prevention Special to Halifax The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will have a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease coming into Florida. The meeting will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th St., Ballroom A/B, and is open to the public. CWD is not known to affect people but is a contagious neurological disease affecting deer, elk and moose. The disease is always fatal, and there is no known cure or vaccine. So far, the disease has been discovered in 22 states, two Canadian provinces and South Korea. The meeting will begin with a presentation by commission staff on the significance of CWD and will include a discussion on possible solutions for minimizing the risk of the disease being brought into the state. For more information, contact Curtis Brown at Curtis.Brown@MyFWC.com or 617-9490. For more information on CWD, go to www.CWD-info.org. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/ meeting is asked to advise the agency at least five days before the workshop/meeting by callingthe ADA coordinator at 488-6411. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).
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The Sea Screamer boat makes its way past the St. Andrews Marina and Harbour Village in Panama City. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charged operators of the tour boat with two counts of illegal dolphin feeding. NOAA also charged AAA Jet Ski Rentals and Tours and Blue Dolphin Tours.
3 Panama City Beach companies fined for illegal dolphin feeding By VALERIE GARMAN
747-5076 | @valeriegarman firstname.lastname@example.org PANAMA CITY BEACH — Three Bay County tour boat companies are facing fines for unlawfully feeding wild dolphins in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, but at least one of the companies says the charges are false. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charged operators of the tour boat “Sea Screamer” with two counts of illegal dolphin feeding in July 2011 and August 2012, resulting in a $10,000 fine. “We are disputing these claims,” said Capt. Andy Redmond, the owner of the Sea Screamer. “We do not feed dolphins aboard the Sea Screamer.” Redmond said each tour begins with a verbal admonition to passengers that it is illegal to feed or harass dolphins and that the sea creatures are fully capable of finding all the food they need. He added that charges stem from one incident in 2011 and another in 2012 and that though undercover agents from NOAA had been aboard his boat several times in the past few years, they have not seen humans feeding dolphins from the vessel. “All we do is observe dolphins,” he said. “We do not feed dolphins.” Also charged were AAA Jet Ski Rentals and Tours and Blue Dolphin Tours, with each company facing
“Panama City is the one scientifically documented place where we know dolphins have been fed so people can get in the water and interact with them. The uniqueness about Panama City is the amount of vessels in a small area; you’ll have upwards of 25 boats encircling two dolphins and trying to interact with those dolphins.” Stacy Horstman NOAA Fisheries bottlenose dolphin conservation coordinator a $5,000 fine for illegal feedings in August of last year. Contacted by phone Sunday, a man with AAA Jet Ski Rentals said the business would not comment on its fine. The owner of Blue Dolphin Tours was unavailable for comment Sunday. “We work very closely with the (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission), and these cases were a result of a planned working group,” said Jeff Dadonski, the acting deputy special agent in charge at NOAA’s office of law enforcement. “All of the cases were witnessed by law enforcement or other components.” Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, it is illegal to feed, touch or pursue wild dolphins, and Bay County is a known hotspot for illegal dolphin interaction. The incidents happened
a year or two ago, but officials said it is not unusual to take that long to conclude an investigation and file federal charges. NOAA Fisheries bottlenose dolphin conservation coordinator Stacy Horstman said the area’s large commercial and recreational boating fleet coupled with a growing tourism industry presents a unique challenge when it comes to preventing dolphin interaction. “Panama City is the one scientifically documented place where we know dolphins have been fed so people can get in the water and interact with them,” Horstman said. “The uniqueness about Panama City is the amount of vessels in a small area; you’ll have upwards of 25 boats encircling two dolphins and trying to interact with those dolphins.”
In an attempt to counteract the negative effects of dolphin interaction, NOAA has led outreach programs in Bay County for more than two decades. Horstman said outreach focuses primarily on educating the public through brochures, posted signs, workshops, billboards and on-air public service announcements. This season, the agency also has begun utilizing banner plane flyovers as a means to communicate the message. Despite two decades of effort, Horstman said the huge influx of commercial businesses and tourism in a small geographic area has smothered any progress. “There was a time when we were seeing improvements, but unfortunately in the last few years, it’s just as bad as it’s ever been,” Horstman said. “We really need everybody’s help to keep the people and the dolphins safe.” Local tour businesses Osprey Charters and St. Andrew Bay Ferry say they have made an effort to adhere to the initiatives set forth in NOAA’s Dolphin SMART partnership, even though the program has not yet been implemented in the area. “You can safely and responsibly view dolphin from a vessel,” Horstman said. “We know it can happen, but there are a lot of commercial and recreational boaters in the area, and it’s going to take everybody to really help us solve this problem.”
Expo a boon to businesses, child advocacy center By SCOTT CARROLL
522-5180 | @scottyknoxville email@example.com PANAMA CITY BEACH — Hundreds of people attended the Bay Point Boating and Outdoor Expo at Bay Point Marina on Saturday, dodging midday rain showers to see live music, watercrafts ranging from jet skis to yachts, and reality television stars. All proceeds from the expo will go toward the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, which supports victims of child abuse. Expo officials said they’ll know how much was collected by the end of the month. “We find it fun, enjoyable and exciting to help out the less fortunate, that’s for sure,” said Bay Point Marina director Daniel Fussell. About 50 watercrafts from Great Southern Yachts and Legendary Marine, among others, were on display at the expo, drawing many members of the local boating
community. “Anybody that does anything with boats is out here,” Fussell said. The expo included an appearance by John Godwin and Justin Martin, cast members of the reality TV show “Duck Dynasty.” Bay Point sold $50 tickets for a VIP meet-and-greet with the pair. The expo also attracted dozens of small business owners, who said the expo provided exposure and networking opportunities. Among them was Tracey Sharp, owner of Girls Night Out salsa. Sharp first offered the salsa to friends as a holiday gift. After selling 1,900 jars of her homemade sauce at the Junior League of Panama City’s Holly Fair in 2009, she decided to expand. Sharp’s four salsa flavors and two seasoning packs are now sold at several local grocery stores. “I’m just a little local girl trying to make a dollar,” she
said Saturday at the expo. “A lot of people don’t get the chance to taste it when they see it in the store, so (the expo) gives them the chance to taste every single flavor and see which level of heat they like. Doing these shows does a lot for me. It gives everyone the chance to try it, and I get to listen to people’s responses, so it keeps me going.” While people sampled Sharp’s salsa on Saturday, James Diesel of James Diesel Repair and Performance discussed all-terrain tires and gas mileage with expo attendees nearby. The expo, he said, was a chance to pitch his auto service and performance center, which he started in 2010 after stints at several local auto dealerships. But Diesel, who noted he is an advocate of “keeping our money local,” also had the community on his mind. “We get to contribute to the charity by being in the
expo,” he said. “That was the biggest thing for us, that we get to give back to the community.” Diesel’s business began in a barn, he said, but has grown into an operation housed in an 8,000-squarefoot facility. Networking at expos and other local events, he said, can be crucial for start-ups. “The community has helped me a lot, and (the expo) is good for these local businesses to get some exposure,” Diesel said. Kristy Bondarchuk shared his sentiment, adding she has attended two Panama City Friday Fests since starting her boutique, Khloe’s Closet, three months ago. The shop sells dresses, jewelry and fashion accessories. “I’m just starting out, and I’m just trying to get things going,” she said. “(The expo) just kind of promotes my product and lets people become more aware of who I am and what I have.”
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Baseball travel teams on the rise By PAT McCANN
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“We all like rec ball, but for us it’s a time issue,” Lynn Haven Dolphins 9U coach Brian Thomas said. “We’re practicing two or three nights a week. How much baseball can you play?” from March through May. The summer months are when travel ball truly takes over, but Josh Parker of the Beach Bashers organization said their travel players start practicing in January, often play in their first tournament in mid-February and continue with tournaments through mid-July. Parker said the Bashers have been growing
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teams popping up on every block.” Thomas said the 9U Dolphins play about 12 tournaments in the spring and four more in the summer. They travel as far as Lake City, but also play closer to home in Dothan, Marianna and Panama City Beach. He said he prefers tournaments in Dothan because competing teams come from all directions of the Southeast. Thomas said that prior to the travel season he visits websites of various tournaments trying to determine which ones would be best for the Dolphins, and which tournaments are “going to make.” That helps determine an operating budget when gauging fees and travel costs. “Once or twice a year we have a big fundraiser, we sell ribs and chicken, anywhere from 300-400 ribs in a day,” Thomas explained. Still, he estimated an expense of $4,000 to $5,000 for the parents of players, which often can depend on the caliber of the team. When they played in the Dizzy Dean World Series, for example, “it cost us all about $1,000 apiece” because the event takes the better part of a week to complete. Thomas has heard of some much larger organizations in other Southeastern states that charge as much as $500 for their boy simply to try out with no guarantee he will make the team. If 400 try out, that can provide an instant operating budget. The Dolphins, he said, lose a player or two every year to attrition. “Here’s the difference, we want everybody to be from here,” Thomas said. … “We know of one team that had kids from Alabama, Georgia and Florida, from all over. We want to make these kids better, then when they get to high school it makes everybody better.” David Chapman is president of the R.L. Turner Little League rec ball organization, but also is involved with 11U and 13U
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travel teams his boys play for. Based on eight tournaments, he said the cost to parents is about $500. “We try to stay within a 150-mile radius, from Pensacola to Enterprise,” Chapman said. “The whole goal is to play baseball. It just depends on how much you want to put into it.”
ANOTHER LEVEL Geoffrey Lancaster has progressed through the age levels of travel ball in Bay County and is rep-
Wednesday, and be back to work on Thursday. Vacation time from work, she said, often revolves around her son’s tournament schedule. “We pay for uniforms, membership … we figured out than on average we spend about $8-9,000 per year” not only for their son to compete, but for them to travel and watch him play, Chrissy said. “It can be stressful sometimes,” she said. “We have two other children (ages 15 and 17) … and it’s a very fine line of balancing (Geoffrey’s) goals. He started at 9 years old in travel ball and I ask him every year if he’s committed and he answers, ‘yes ma’am.”‘ Chrissy said that the ultimate goal is for Geoffrey to attend college by garnering a baseball scholarship. “One of the teams he’s on has a coach who played in the majors and he said at least nine of the 11 kids on the team should have no problem getting Division-I scholarships,” Chrissy said. Geoffrey also has a keen interest in playing football in high school. “He loves both sports,” Chrissy said. “If he wants to keep doing both of them we want him to.” Part IV describes the softball travel ball experience.
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by the year and currently have six teams ages 8U through 13U with about 65-70 players involved. He said some younger players compete in rec ball to “get extra reps, but we don’t require that.” Parker said coaches of the various age-group teams meet prior to the season and produce a tournament schedule, which averages about 10 tournaments per team. “I think in this day and age if you don’t do some type of competitive (travel) baseball you’re behind when you get to high school,” Parker said. “It’s not like it used to be. That’s my thought on it.” While some organizations have a more prolific tournament schedule involving extensive travel, Parker said that the Bashers usually play in closer tournaments held in Dothan, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, and one luxury limiting expenses is their home venue Frank Brown Park offers a number of major tournaments during June and July. Parents are asked to help with the costs of uniforms and tournament entry fees. Parker said that on average parents pay $500 for their kid to participate, but then also have to delve deeper into their finances if they want to travel and watch him play. “We’ve been able to do fundraisers in addition,” Parker said. “If we didn’t do that we’d have to ask for parents to pay more. Some tournament costs are pay as you go.” Considering the added expense for parents, compared to say one $50-75 rec league registration fee, a number of parents in Bay County obviously believe the added expense is worth it for their boy. Parker doesn’t think travel ball has reached a ceiling here. “As far as a number of players I don’t think so,” he said. “Every year there’s a new crop of 8year-olds coming up; parents unhappy with one (organization) looking for another. It seems there’s
It is nearly impossible to dilute the travel ball baseball experience into one blanket statement. While certainly there are many organizations that offer boys an opportunity to play at high level as well as a chance for more games and travel to tournaments in the region, not all have the same goals. And the motivation compelling adults to create travel teams for young ages, 8U and up by each calendar year, seems to wane as kids age and leave the game. Therefore there are fewer travel teams in the age 12U, 13U brackets, and heading into high school those summer programs often take precedence. What is certain, however, is that travel ball isn’t going away anytime soon, and that the number of travel teams has increased dramatically in Bay County. Where they may have been five travel teams a decade ago, there might now be 35, although those numbers strictly are unofficial. Many of the players have left the local rec leagues because the latter no longer allow travel teams to remain intact and compete against teams chosen through a player draft. Travel teams basically are a collection of all-stars, or what their organizers perceive to be some of the top local talent at that age level. That doesn’t mean the rec leagues strictly offer a watered-down product. All of them still have skilled players, and some travel ball kids continue to play rec ball during the spring months, so it’s not as if only travel kids know how to pitch, hit and field. As example, local rec leagues sent a number of teams to the recent Dizzy Dean state tournament in Tallahassee and the Hiland Park 10U placed third. But there is a perception by travel ball proponents, and it’s probably valid, that the added experience they provide helps produce better quality players into the future.
resentative of the experience for some of our best boys. The son of Chris and Chrissy Lancaster of Lynn Haven, Geoffrey is a rising freshman at Mosley High School and participates in the Dolphins’ summer program, but also caught the eye of larger travel ball organizations through his performance in tournaments against their teams in previous summers. As a result, he currently is a member of a 13U team based in Albany, Ga., and another in Edison, Ga. “He played against both teams for years … both teams came to us wanting to pick him up,” said Geoffrey’s mother, Chrissy. “Each time he tried out and made the team.” The Lancasters, in addition to the normal travel expenses to watch Geoffrey play, also have had to drive to Georgia and spend weekends away from home when he practiced. Chrissy estimated that Geoffrey had played in 12 tournaments prior to her being interviewed for this story. She said she was leaving the next day to fly to Fort Lauderdale, where her husband was scheduled to pick her up that Saturday and drive to Fort Myers where Geoffrey was playing in a major tournament. She expected to return home sometime on
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Eastside Park gets new name In loving memory of Etta M. White Hudson
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Eastside Park was renamed Etta M. White Hudson Memorial Park in honor of the dearly departed Etta M. White Hudson during a rededication ceremony held on July 16. welfare of the citizens of Bonifay and surrounding areas. The City wishes to recognize Etta M. White Hudson for her many years of service to the public and the citizens of Bonifay and the City will acknowledge its appreciation to Etta M. White Hudson by changing the name of Eastside Park to Etta M. White Hudson Memorial Park.” Hudson passed away on Feb. 9 of this year at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on Nov. 5, 1947 in Bonifay to Jestine White and Robert Horne. She attended Bayview School in Bonifay in 1965, continued her education with the Washington-Holmes Technical Center and earned her Licensed Practical Nurse license in 1976. She earned her Registered Nurse degree from Pensacola College in 1987, her Bachelor of Science in
Nursing degree in Nursing from Florida State University in 2002 and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Pheonix University in 2005. She was a nurse for 36 years, starting her career with Dr. John Grace at Doctors Memorial Hospital before transferring to the Holmes County Correctional Facility, then to Jackson County Correctional Institute as a Registered Nurse Supervisor, then promoted to the office of Registered Nurse Consultant at the Regional Office and then achieved the position of Assistant Director of Nursing in the Central Office of the Department of Corrections for the State of Florida. “One of her happiest memories of her life was meeting and marrying the Rev. Robert E. Hudson in 1977 and to this union a son was born and reared in love along with, Poe, Judy, Bar-
bara, Joseph and Zoey,” according to her obituary. She was survived by her husband of 36 years, the Rev. Robert E. Hudson; three sons, Poiterist White, Raymond Hudson of Bonifay and Joseph Sanders of Pensacola; three daughters, Judy Love, Barbara Sanders and Zoey Hudson of Bonifay; stepdaughter, Elaine Smith of Pensacola; god-daughters, Shenika Richardson (Stephen) of Raleigh, N.C. and Annie Staten of Bonifay; four brothers, Charles White (Nina) of Middletown, Conn.; half-brother, John Horne of Fort Myers; sisters, Icey Horne of Lake Wales, Freda Clark Middletown, Conn.; halfsister, Ether Bell of Fort Myers; a host of in-laws; 16 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; one godson, Tavarus Moore and a host of devoted friends and coworkers.
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BONIFAY — The Holmes County School District met July 16 and approved of advertising for a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. on July 29 to discuss a possible 1.5 mill property tax in addition to the to the school’s proposed tax of 6.043 mills. The tax is estimated to generate $670,751 to go toward building the new Bonifay Middle and Elementary Schools, reimburse maintenance, renovation and repairs, roof repairs and replacement, paving, purchase of seven school buses, purchasing school furniture and equipment district wide and lease purchase of Data Processing Equipment. Superintendent Eddie Dixon gave a preview of the presentation he would be presenting before the visiting representatives from the Florida Department of Education about building the new Bonifay Middle and Elementary Schools. “In 1985 Ponce de Leon High was built for $5,299,402; in 1988 Holmes County High was built for $12,042,055; in 1997 Bethlehem School was built for $15,527,022; and in 2003 Poplar Springs School was built for $13,322,713 for a total of $46,191,192,” said Dixon. “What they all have in common is that these schools would not have existed without the Special Facilities Program.” He explained that the value of one mill in Holmes County is equivalent to $412,000 and the value of Walton County is $11,200,000. “With our one mill we could purchase three buses, but with their one mill they could purchase 82 buses,” said Dixon. “But that’s also why we qualify for a special grant.” Dixon also explained that the new schools would be a benefit to both the school and the community. “There would be a modern spacious facility that accommodates today’s numbers, designed for today’s students,” he said. “It would be safer from outside threats, a consolidation cost savings to facilities, maintenance, personnel, resources and energy. There would be simplified and safer bus traffic, better control of the students, simplified parent traffic flow, convenient for parents and closer to and on the same side of the railroad tracks as the hospital, police, Emergency Management Services and the Fire Department.” For the community he said it would be beneficial because of it doubling as a “special needs shelter” located on the South end of the county which will balance out the needs as Poplar Springs serves as a shelter in the northern portion of the county. “Not to mention a new water tower for Southwest Bonifay, upgraded streets and new sidewalks,” said Dixon. Board Chairman Rusty Williams also thanked everyone for their work towards getting the new schools built. “I want to thank the board members and staff and all those involved in process of developing and building these new schools,” said Williams. “Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication towards building our students a brighter future in Holmes County.” Board member Debbie Kolmetz said that she had attended the Rural Summit on Safety in Quincy. “We had some speakers come in from Sandy Hook and I found it to be very informative,” said Kolmetz.
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The Spanish Trail Playhouse presented “Footloose: The Musical” this past weekend before a packed house. The 1998 play was based on the 1984 film of the same name. Blake Collins and Malinda Locke play Ren and Ariel, the star-crossed teenagers who fight to bring dancing to the rural Bomont. The film was loosely based on events which happened in Elmore City, Okla., where the 1980 graduating class got permission to hold a dance in a town where dancing had been banned for 100 years. The music featured in the production was by Tom Snow with lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and included additional numbers by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. For more photos, visit chipleypaper.com.
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Congratulations Maggards welcome baby boy Jared and Renee Maggard announce the birth of their son, Malaki Jacoby. He was born at 11:43 p.m. July 2 at Ash Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, N.C. He weighed 7 pounds, 1.7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Laury and Chuck Maggard of Bonifay and Ginny and Robert Roland of Jefferson, N.C.
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Farrah Sheree Forehand was born May 6, 2013. She was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, 19 inches. She is the daughter of Dale B. Mann and Josh W. Forehand of Bonifay. She is the granddaughter of Angie Miller and Lawrence Brown, Pat A. Vaughan and Wayne Forehand. She also has two brothers, Holden and Ethen.
Wedding Freeman, Doolittle to wed Brian and Melanie Freeman of Ponce de Leon are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brianna Michelle, to Marcus Wayne Doolittle. Marcus is the son of Bruce Sr. and Theresa Doolittle of Culpeper, Va. Brianna is the granddaughter of Billy and Gail Bearden of Ponce de Leon and Margaret Murphy and the late Earl Freeman of Alford. Brianna is a 2012 graduate of Ponce de Leon High School. She graduated from Northwest Florida State College with her Associate of Art degree in May 2013 and will be entering the radiography program at Northwest Florida State College in August. Marcus is the grandson of Carl Gakeler of North Carolina, Christine Gakeler of New Jersey and James and Edna Mae Doolittle of Burlington, N.J. Marcus is a 2012 graduate of Orange County High School in Locust Grove, Va. He is employed with Magee Industries in Freeport. The wedding will take place Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Chautauqua Building in DeFuniak Springs. Reception will follow. No local invitations are being sent, but all friends and family are cordially invited to attend.
MARIANNA—The Chipola College District Board of Trustees recently elected Gary Clark of Chipley to serve as chair of the board for the 2013-14 year. Clark is vice president of West Florida Electric Cooperative. Danny Ryals, a realtor from Calhoun County, was elected vice-chairman. Clark assumed the chair from Jan Page, CEO of Community South Credit Union in Chipley, who served as chairman during the previous two years. Nine trustees appointed by Gov. Rick Scott represent Chipola’s five-county district on the board. Other trustees include Tommy Lassmann of Marianna, a commercial banker with Cadence Bank; Nolan Baker of Ponce de Leon, an engineer with CDG Engineers & Associates; Hannah Causseaux of Bristol, former director of appointments in the Executive Office of the Governor; John Padgett of Marianna, a retired Jackson County commissioner; Gina Stuart of Marianna, a Realtor; and Dr. Leisa Bailey, a physician in Holmes County.
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GRACEVILLE — Katie Lynn Davis has been named to the President’s List at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville for the spring 2013 semester. The President’s List is published each semester to honor those students who maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Davis is a junior at BCF pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Christian counseling. She is active in the AAC, the wind ensemble and the Jazz Band. Davis is the daughter of Randall Davis and Joani Rogers of Chipley. She is a 2010 graduate of Chipley High School. The honor student is a member of Oakie Ridge Baptist Church in Chipley.
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Obituaries Elisea Brown grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 16, 2013 beginning at 3 p.m. in the chapel of DavisWatkins Funeral Home, 1474 Highway 83, North DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, with the Rev. Father Richard Dawson as celebrant. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Committal services followed at a later date at Cedar Valley Cemetery in Twining, Mich. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.daviswatkins. com. Arrangements and services are under the directions of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.
Hadley E. Morris Hadley Ella Dalayna Morris, infant daughter of Lucas and Jessica Morris, of Chipley, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Survivors include her parents, Lucas and Jessica (Birge) Morris of Chipley; twin brothers, Easton and Weston Morris; maternal grandparents, Timothy and Mattie Birge of Vernon; paternal grandparents, James and Susie Morris of Chipley; maternal great grandmother, Verla Mae Hall of Vernon; paternal great grandparents, Jim and Jane Rudd of Chipley; aunt and uncle,
Crystal and Lee Duke; aunt and uncle, Jamie and Andy White and aunt, Jenna Birge. Funeral services were held Friday, July 19, 2013, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Brown Funeral Home, Brickyard Road Chapel with the Rev. Leon Jenkins, the Rev. Wayne Brannon and the Rev. Keith Mashburn officiating. Interment followed in New Bethany Church Cemetery in Hinson Cross Roads. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www. brownfh.net.
Frances G. Thomas Mrs. Frances DeFuniak Springs; Gainey Thomas, six grandchildren, 69, passed away Krista Wilbon Tuesday, July 16, and husband 2013. She was Freddie, Joseph born March 11, “Drew” Touchton, 1944, in DeFuniak Stephanie Ripley, Springs, Fla., to Kaelin Ripley, Frances G. Courtney Currid Millard and Wilma Thomas Gandy Gainey. and husband Mrs. Thomas was a Jordy and Jordan lifelong resident of Walton Thomas; three great County. She was Baptist by grandchildren, Elijah, faith and a member of the Elena and Olivia and by Southwide Baptist Church. numerous beloved nieces She owned and operated and nephews. Fran Thomas Enterprises, Visitation services INC for over 10 years. were held from 10 to She was the Grants 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, Coordinator for the City 2013, at Clary-Glenn of DeFuniak Springs, and Funeral Home Chapel; 230 served as the Director of Park Avenue, DeFuniak the Council on Aging. She Springs, FL 32435. Funeral enjoyed fishing, hunting, services were held at working crossword 11 a.m., Friday, July 19, puzzles, traveling and 2013, at Clary-Glenn especially spending time Funeral Home Chapel; 230 with her family. Park Avenue, DeFuniak Mrs. Thomas was Springs, Florida 32435 preceded in death by her with Dr. Bobby Tucker parents, Millard and Wilma officiating. Pallbearers Gandy Gainey. will be Jordy Currid, Mrs. Thomas is Chuck Hinson, Scott survived by her loving Ripley, Drew Touchton, husband of 45 years, David Thomas, Robert Clayton M. Thomas of Thomas, Todd Gainey, DeFuniak Springs; one Matthew Gainey, Gage son, Craig Thomas and Smith, Derek Randolph wife Debbie of DeFuniak and Scott Thomas. Burial Springs; one daughter, followed at Pleasant Amy E. Ripley and Ridge Cemetery. Floral husband Scott of Niceville; arrangements are being one brother, Raymond accepted. You may go Gainey of DeFuniak online to view obituaries, Springs; two sisters, offer condolences and sign Agnes Smith and husband guest book at www.claryRoger of Tallahassee glenn.com. Clary-Glenn and Marie Hinson and Funeral Home is entrusted husband Charles of with the arrangements.
Charles D. Baur, 66, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013. A native of Quincy, Charles had lived in Chipley for the past 11 years, He was a computer programmer in Tallahassee and Chattahoochee at Florida State Hospital. He was a member of Courts of Praise Church, actively serving on the Praise and Worship Team. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Douglas Baur. He is survived by his wife, Cecelia Baur of Chipley; sons, Larry (Cindy) Pooser of Tallahassee and Daniel (Crystal) McNeill of Chipley; daughters, Julia (Jason) Bennett and Kaylor (Ryan) Collins all of Chipley; brother, Pete Baur of Okeechobee; nephew, Tommy (Tonya) Baur
and his children, Kaley, Braden, Brian, and Sophia Baur; grandchildren, Rocky and Shirley Roberts, Chase Walker, Haylee and Lance Rivenbark, Braylee, Tristan, and Laramie Pooser, Eli and Nehemiah McNeill, Lexi and Blane Brasher, Hayden Bennett, and Austin, Luke, and Ryley Collins and four great grandchildren. A celebration of his life was held Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 10 a.m., at Courts of Praise Church 1720 Clayton Road, Chipley, FL 32428 with a private family inurnment at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. Memorial contributions may be made to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Blvd., Chipley, FL 32328. Independent Funeral Home (850-8751529) of Quincy is handling arrangements.
Julaine Padgett Julaine Padgett, grandchildren, 72, of Chipley, went Adam Padgett of home to be with the West Hollywood, Lord on Sunday, Calif., Jay, AusJuly 14, 2013, surtin, and Juliann rounded by her Padgett, all of Chiloving family, after pley; two sisters, a long fight with Joann Parish and Julaine cancer. Julaine was husband Howell of Padgett born Sept. 29, 1940, Skipperville, Ala. to the late Tom and and Charlotte J. Minnie Dee (Brock) JohnHightower of Panama City; son in Greenhead. She was one sister-in-law, LaVania a graduate of Vernon High Herrington and husband School, class of 1958. JuRoland of Dothan, Ala., laine was a faithful member and numerous nieces and of Shiloh Baptist Church nephews. and she loved to sing in the Family received friends choir and play the hand for visitation on Wednesbells. She owned a beauty day, July 17, 2013, from 9 salon for many years then to 11 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist worked at the Washington Church, Chipley with the Holmes Vocational School. Services starting at 11 a.m., Her greatest joy was caring with the Rev. Tim Patton for her family, her husband, officiating. Interment folchildren and grandchildren. lowed in the Shiloh Baptist She was a kind hearted, Cemetery with Brown compassionate, loving per- Funeral Home directing. son, always thinking of the Flowers will be accepted, needs of others. donations can be made to Julaine is survived by Covenant Hospice 4215 Kelher loving husband, Bobby son Avenue Suite E, MariR. Padgett; three sons, anna, FL 32446 or to Shiloh Steve Padgett and wife Baptist Church. Friends Cindy, Mike Padgett and and family may sign the Ty Padgett and wife Windy online register at www. all of Chipley; her precious brownfh.net.
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As summer progresses and temperatures come close to triple digits, many of us make it a habit to protect ourselves from the sweltering heat. Unfortunately for our pets these scorching summer months are not only uncomfortable, but they are also a time when the risk of heat stroke is at its Pet Talk highest. “A heat stroke occurs when the body’s ability to rid itself of heat is exceeded by the heat that it is generating,” said James Barr, Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). “This results in an increase in body temperature to the point where damage to the internal organs occurs.” Heat stroke is a very dangerous condition, especially in pets. If it is severe, the pet will almost certainly die if it does not receive proper medical care immediately. “Oftentimes, the pet will be brought to the hospital too late and will die despite our best efforts,” said Barr. Although the initial signs of heat stroke are simply anxiety, excessive panting, and inability to settle down after exercise, these symptoms can quickly and severely progress into lethargy, muscle weakness, seizures, and even death. If you believe your pet is at risk for heat stroke, there are several steps you should take immediately to guarantee the pet’s longevity. “The first thing you should do is take the pet’s temperature,” said Barr. “If their body temperature is above 104 degrees, they are in danger of organ damage. Submersing the pet in cool, but not cold, water is very helpful in lowering their temperature to a more normal level. Since time is a crucial factor when dealing with a heat stroke, spraying a pet down with a garden hose or immersing them in a nearby body of water are preferred methods of cooling the pet down. After you have started this cooling process, the pet should be seen by a veterinarian immediately so that it can receive prompt medical attention to prevent any further damage.” The most important way to keep your pet’s temperature at a normal range throughout the sizzling summer months is to avoid exercising with them during the hottest parts of the day. It is also vital to provide plenty of drinking water and to take frequent breaks from playing outside to allow your pet to cool off and rehydrate. “Often a long run in the early afternoon is the precursor to a heat stroke episode,” said Barr. “It is also very important to not leave your pets in the car while it is not running as it can reach dangerous temperatures very quickly.” If, after prolonged outdoor exposure, you notice that your pet does not calm down, looks lethargic, or if you are at all worried that they may be suffering from a heat stroke, you should immediately contact your local veterinarian or emergency services. “The most dangerous thing is the failure to seek veterinary attention, as time is of the essence,” said Barr.
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The age-long query: Who am I? Last week I was tootling along been lost or stolen from the security without a care in the world. Actually, of my credit card company, which I did have several cares but I was begs the question, how secured is my ignoring them as much as possible. personal information? My basic philosophy is this, the While I am in the begging mood, more you ignore something the another question comes to mind. If less you have to deal with it. This, someone has stolen my identity, who however, does not apply to in the world am I? And, how the Gracious Mistress of the do I reclaim my identity? Parsonage. As a young person Experience has taught whenever my mother me one lesson concerning was upset with me about women, especially wives. something I had done or did They will not stand to be not do, she would always look ignored, particularly by their at me and ask, “Who do you husbands. I have learned think you are?” DR. JAMES the less attention I pay to my If anybody in the world L. SNYDER wife the more I pay in other should know who I am it Out to Pastor areas of life, if you know what would be my mother. And if I mean. she he was wrestling with the same So, ignoring the cares I had last question I was wrestling with, how in week, I was caught off guard when the world could I ever come to grips I received a letter from my credit with my personal identity? card company. This was no friendly, It is hard enough discovering who “how are you,” kind of a letter. Nor you are without somebody casting was it a cheery birthday greeting. dispersions upon that very thing. I cannot tell you how many times I Perhaps my mother and I could work have reminded them of my birthday together in solving this problem. but to date they have not picked up After all, two heads are better than on my hint. one, unless one does not know who The ominous letter I did receive he is. informed me that along with millions I have spent years trying to find of other customers my identity had myself. Once I thought I found myself been stolen. The letter went on to but it turned out to be an old pair of assure me I had nothing to worry socks I lost three years prior. about and they had the situation well My problem is compounded in hand. That is easy for them to say. by this one thing, I did not really They know who they are but what know who I was before my identity about me? When I got the letter I ran was stolen. I had my suspicions, of to my bathroom and looking into my course. However, somewhere in the mirror -- nothing! My identity was back of my mind, I really could not indeed gone. come to grips with who I really was I assure you I will worry until I get in this world. to the bottom of this. I will not rest In the course of time, (actually it until I know exactly who I am and my was a four-course lunch) I have come identity is fully restored. Of course, to several conclusions. there is one problem here. What if First, I am a man. What kind when I do recover my identity I don’t of a man, is anyone’s guess this like myself? Can I exchange it or get point. The truth is that at the root of my money back? everything I am, I am a man. For some reason the personal Second, I am a husband. This, information of millions of people had of course, is the most baffling of
my identity. What it means to be a husband differs from wife to wife. Fortunately, for me, I have only one wife, but even her idea of a husband changes from one moment to the next. I am never sure what she expects of me as a husband. Once I thought I had it all figured out but someone, I am not mentioning any names, changed the rules. Third, I am a father. As a father, my role consists of bankrolling the childhood adventures of my children; financing their higher education career, hoping they get married before my money runs out. To this day, I am not sure if I made it or not. Fourth, I am a grandfather. This is the most well defined role I have. The great thing about being a grandfather is, nobody expects much from us. Our role is covertly to help our grandchildren make the lives of their parents as tempestuous as possible. Revenge is sweet when laced with jellybeans. Sugar highs are a grandfather’s best retaliation. The most important thing about my identity quest is, I am a Christian. This undergirds everything else I may or may not be. My Christianity is the foundation upon which everything else is built. I take comfort in the Bible; “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13 KJV). When my identity is rooted in believing in Jesus Christ, everything else in my life falls into place. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@ att.net. His web site is www. jamessnyderministries.com.
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Faith EVENTS New Home Baptist Church VBS GRACEVILLE — New Home Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 24 to July 26. On July 27 there will be a day of activities and food. VBS is open to all ages. The church is located in Jackson County just off of Piano Road. For more information call 326-4712.
Bonnett Pond Church The Bonnett Pond Community Church membership will be honoring Pastor Teddy Joe Bias and Sister Pauline Bias during the 11 a.m., service and lunch to follow on Sunday, July 28. After 14 years of service at our church the Bias family will soon be moving from our community to answer the call of serving God in another area. Please join us in honoring Brother and Sister Bias on this day.
‘Fun in the Son’ at Union Hill BONIFAY — “Fun in the Son” days will be observed on Saturday, July 27, and Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include lunch. Youth and children age 4 and up are invited, along with parents, for water slide, puppets, music and drama, Bible study and crafts. Union Hill Baptist Church is located at 2759 Union Hill Church Road in Bonifay. The church is on County Road 177 and is one mile south of the Millers Crossroad and Route 2 intersection. To pre-register: Please call 334-8863513 or email: email@example.com. For more information, call Liz Kidd at 263-3612.
Youth Caravan is Coming to Bonifay FUMC BONIFAY — Youth Caravan will be at Bonifay First United Methodist Church July 29-31. Services will begin nightly at 6 p.m. Youth Caravan is a team of Christian young adults on a summer mission geared towards youth ministry. They are students from the Auburn University Wesley Foundation. Their goal is to spread God’s light in new and exciting ways through song, educational programs, games, and fellowship. Come join the fun. For more information, contact Ben Goolsby or Dan Godwin at 547-3785.
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Obituaries Robert L. Gay
Mr. Willie O’Neal. Bonifay; nephews, 77, passed away James Cotton Monday, July 15, and wife Mary of 2013. He was born DeFuniak Springs, Sept. 30, 1935, in Carlos Cotton DeFuniak Springs, of Panama City, to Troy and Mary Cornelius Cotton of Hall. Mr. O’Neal DeFuniak Springs WILLIE was a resident of and Pam Peters and O’NEAL Walton County. husband Raymond He was Baptist by of Panama City, and faith and a member of the a host of nieces, nephews Union Springs Missionary and grandchildren. Baptist Church. He worked Visitation services as a Lineman with AT&T was held from 1 to 2 p.m., before retiring. He enjoyed Saturday, July 20, 2013. at playing cards, traveling, Union Springs Missionary and spending time with his Baptist Church; 416 Railroad family. Ave, DeFuniak Springs, Mr. O’Neal was preceded FL 32435. Funeral services in death by his parents; one were held 2 p.m., Saturday, sister, Eunice Mae Hall and July 20, 2013 at Union two sons, Sammy Green, Springs Missionary Baptist and Frank “Willie” Larkins. Church; 416 Railroad Ave, Mr. O’Neal is survived DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435 by his special companion with Pastor A.M. Johnson of 33 years, Dora Adkins of officiating. Burial followed at DeFuniak Springs; three Magnolia Cemetery. Floral sons, Lawrence “Tyler” arrangements are being Dowing of Milton, Willie accepted. You may go online Mikey O’Neal of Tampa and to view obituaries, offer David O’Neal of Miami; two condolences and sign guest daughters, Shontria O’Neal book at www.clary-glenn. of DeFuniak Springs and com. Clary-Glenn Funeral CiCi O’Neal of Miami; one Home is entrusted with the brother, Michael Hall of arrangements.
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Mary Paulk, 62, of Bonifay, died Monday, July 15, 2013. Memorialization was by Cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy Lamax Smith, 69, of Bonifay, died July 16, 2013. Memorialization was by Cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Robert Lamar (PeeWee) Gay, 76, of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Noland Hospital in Dothan. He was born Feb. 16, 1937, in Chipley, to the late H.M Gay and Eunice ( Jenkins) Gay. Mr. Robert worked in the soil lab for the Department of Transportation in Chipley. He was predeceased by his parents and one son, Joey Gay. Mr. Robert was survived by one son, Ronnie Gay of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Nicholas Gay and wife Danielle, Ethan Isaiah Gay,
Summer Nicole Daniels and husband James and one great grandchild, Dellany Daniels. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home Main Street Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hall officiating. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home Main Street Chapel. Interment followed at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery of Cottondale. Friends and family may sign the online register at www.brownfh. net.
Grace T. Usery Grace Theresa and Timothy Veltri Usery, 87, of of New Jersey; Orlando, passed six grandchildren away Wednesday, and five great July 17, 2013, at grandchildren. home. She was Funeral services born Aug. 4, 1925, were held at 3 in Garfield, N.J., p.m., Saturday, GRACE T. to the late Daniel July 20, 2013, at USERY Veltri and Mildred Brown Funeral (Stalfa) Veltri. Mrs. Home Chapel with Grace made drill bits for Don Milton and Jared the New York Twist. Grantham officiating. She is survived by three Interment followed in daughters, Marlene Usery Glenwood Cemetery. MacRae of New Jersey, Visitation was held one Gwen Brandes of Orlando, hour prior to service. and Patty Grantham and Family and friends may husband Donnie of Chipley; sign the online registry at two brothers, Tony Veltri www.brownfh.net.
7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. – 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 638-0093; 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
7-3284 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 CASE NO.:2013CA001 HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff v. BILLY J. ADAMS, JR. and KATHERINE F. ADAMS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the under signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgement of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as ✳
set forth hereinafter, on September 18, 2013, at 11:00 am Central Time at Washington County Courthouse, at 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Washington County, Florida, to-wit: Commence at the Northwest¼ of NW¼ of Section 25, Township 1 North, Range 15 West, thence S00°43’09”W along the West right-of-way line of a 60 foot road, 972.96 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S00°43’09”W along said right-of-way 319.32 feet; thence departing said right-of-way line on a bearing of N89°06’33”W 662.57 feet: thence N00°42’27”E 319.35 feet; thence S89°06’24”E 662.64 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said land ly-
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
7-3285 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 CASE NO.: 12-327CA HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation, as assignee of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as Receiver for Peoples First Community Bank, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiff,
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v. KEITH ADKISON and NANCY ADKISON, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this cause, will sell the property at public sale to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter, on September 18, 2013, at 111:00 am Central Time at Washington County Courthouse, at 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, the following described real property lying and being in Washington County, Florida, to-wit: NE ¼ of SE ¼ of Section 16, Township 3 North, Range 14 West, Washington County, Florida. This Notice dated this 3
of Plano, Texas; parents, Larry and Dianne Polston of Bonifay; maternal grandmother, Daphin and Ray Holsombach of Bonifay; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Danny and Karen Wilkes of Cottondale and best friend, Sandra Martinez of Plano, Texas. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Carmel Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Juno Douglas and the Rev. Tommy Moore officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing. Family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Carmel Assembly of God Church.
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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 Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper 4th Friday of every month January – September.
ing and being in the NW¼ of the NW¼ of Section 25, Township 1 North, Range 15 West, and being a part of Crystal Lake Tract, Seminole Plantation, Washington County, Florida. This Notice dated this 8 day of July, 2013 Clerk of Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on July 17, 2013 and July 24, 2013.
Mrs. Charity Amanda Wilkes, 40, of Plano, Texas, passed away July 15, 2013, at her parent’s home in Bonifay. She was born March 11, 1973, in Dothan, Ala. Mrs. Wilkes was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, George W. Brown; paternal grandparents, Coy Lee and Flora Mae Polston; maternal grandparents-inlaw, Buford and Mary Hazel Culbreth and paternal grandparents-in-law, Elson and Hazel Wilkes. Mrs. Wilkes is survived by her husband, Scott Wilkes of Plano, Texas; two sons, Tavis Wilkes and Kavan Wilkes both of Plano, Texas; one daughter, Annaliese Wilkes
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Community CALENDAR 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.
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day of July, 2013. As published in the Washington County News of July 17, 2013 and July 24, 2013. 7-3287 Meeting Notice Tri-County Airport Authority will hold a special called authority meeting on July 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm local time. The meeting will be held in the Tri-County Airport Terminal building. As published in the Washington County News July 24, 2013. 7-3279 Notice of Public Hearing to Revise School B o a r d Policies/Procedures, Student Code of Student Conduct and Pupil Progression Plan Washington County School District 652 Third Street – Chipley, FL 32428 Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm Notice is hereby given that on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 5:00 ✳
pm., the Washington County School Board will consider adopting/revising School Board Policies/Procedures, Code of Student Conduct and the Pupil Progression Plan. The purpose and specific legal authority under which School B o a r d Policies/Procedures are authorized, and a summary of the estimate of economic impact of the proposed policies/procedures on all affected persons, are given. Purpose To revise School Board Policies/Procedures based on policy and legislative changes. Proposed Revisions to School Board Policies/Procedures 3.50+ Public Information and Inspection of Records 5.14 Homeless Students 5.32 Z e r o Tolerance for School Related Crimes
6.62+ AIDS, Bloodborne Pathogens and Environmental Hazards 6.90 P e r sonnel Files 8.14 Inspections 9.80+ School Concurrency Code of Student Conduct (includes Student Attendance Policy) Pupil Progression Plan Legal Authority The Washington County School Board is authorized under Chapter 1001.43 of the Florida K-20 Education Code to develop/revise policy and procedures. Economic Impact The cost of promulgating these revisions will be approximately $.50 per document. Cost or benefit to those affected: None Impact on open market: None Individuals wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed new/revised Policies/Procedures may contact the Superintendent’s Office at 652 Third Street, Chip-
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