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Martial Arts in Chipley will hold a free “Focus Class for Better Grades” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. The class will be held at the karate school, which is located at 1370 N. Railroad Ave. For more information, call 326-1815.

Christmas in August set DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — DeFuniak Springs will be the location of Christmas in August from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. The event is a fundraiser for Relay for Life, and is being held at the DeFuniak Community Center, Highway 83 North, in DeFuniak Springs. For more information, call Janet Hurst at 585-0030.

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638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — What if you wanted to open a facility making parts for airplane engines, but couldn’t find any employees locally with the skills to work the machines needed to machine the parts? Increasingly, manufacturers are having trouble finding employees capable of doing the jobs that need to be done. But now, there is a new council forming that hopes RANDAL SEYLER | The News to lay the groundwork for a healthy Terry Ellis, left, and Allan Bense discuss the new Northwest Florida workforce in Northwest Florida by bringing the various factions of Manufacturers Council at West Point Home in Chipley on Monday. education together with manufacThe council seeks to attract manufacturers to the region and turing leaders to develop a skilled improve the skill level of the area workforce. workforce.

The newly formed Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council wants to bring educators and manufacturers together to work on building this workforce, making Northwest Florida more attractive to industries that might want to locate here. Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council Vice Chairman Allan Bense and Board Member Terry Ellis were in Chipley Monday discussing the new council.

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VERNON — The Vernon Labor Day Celebration will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 31 and will include food, fireworks, entertainment and fun for all ages. The event was rescheduled from July 4 due to rain.

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and into her outbuildings. “I would like to have someone come out and look at this ditch and see if anything can be done,” Moore said. “I can’t continue to strip out skirting and bleach everything down every time it rains 10 inches.” “In 50-plus years, I have never seen flooding like this,” said Council Member Gwen March.

CARYVILLE — When it comes to paying a contractor’s bill for $16,510, Town Attorney Lyndia Spears told the Caryville Town Council that “calling their bluff” would be the best course of action. The council, which met on Aug. 13, approved Spears sending a letter of dispute and request of proof of documentation in reply to a contractor who sent the bill. The bill was first discussed during the council’s June 11 meeting. Spears explained that the town received two grants of $20,000 to build Hodges and Sellers Park in Caryville in 2010. “This was before my time, but as I understand it one of the parks went over budget,” said Spears. “However the town had paid off the over amount, which was quite a bit over $20,000. This bill says that the town owes a principle amount of $16,510 but fails to provide documentation, which is why I strongly advise the town dispute the bill.” Spears said that the contractor has yet to provide documentation and at this time there is nothing else the town can do in the matter. Supervisor of the Caryville Flea Market




County Coordinator David Corbin tests the water at Blue Lake Community Center on Monday. He and County Commissioner Joel Pate were out examining the flood damage following a weekend that brought several inches of rain to the Panhandle.

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638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Washington County Board Commissioners declared a Local State of Emergency Monday as flooding once again visited the Panhandle. Chipley received between 5 and 15 inches of rain over the weekend, ac-

cording to local weather reports, and Vernon once again was inundated, as was the Blue Pond Community Center in Chipley. Blue Lake overflowed its banks and covered Highway 77 as well, closing the highway to traffic Sunday night and Monday morning. Washington County residents were


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heard a report from Hammers and Hearts, a Christian volunteer group helping Vernon residents rebuild. “Everybody has seen the flooding that is every where,” said resident Martha Moore, “but my property has By RANDAL SEYLER flooded three times since July 3.” 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Moore said the problem is with her drainage culvert, which is half full of VERNON — City Council members dirt. Moore resides at 2883 Dawkins heard a plea for help from one resi- Street in Vernon, and she said the wadent struggling with flood water and ter was backing up under her home

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education from page A1 “We’re getting people together and discussing the needs,” Ellis said. “We want to be a voice for all industry throughout Northwest Florida.” Bense is president of GAC Contractors in Panama City and served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998-2006. Ellis is a founding board member. He is manager of West Point Home in Chipley and serves on the Washington County School Board. Chipola College and Washington County Chamber of Commerce are charter members of the council. Helping manufacturing companies grow is the aim of the council, Ellis said, which consists of representatives from area employers, educational institutions and economic development and workforce organizations. The group has been meeting since January to discuss how existing manufacturers can be more successful and how to attract more companies to the region. The result of those meetings is the formation of the council, which will help companies work together to compete in a global marketplace with a special emphasis on having a skilled workforce. “We have to change the image of technical education,” Bense said. “There is that impression that students who go to a technical campus are not as successful as their college-bound counterparts, but technical jobs are good paying jobs.” Bense said certified automotive technicians can earn $70,000 a year, for example. “A lot of the jobs begin at $30,000, and go up


from there,” he said. Likewise, most skilled manufacturing positions that pay well above minimum wage require math and science knowledge as well as practical mechanical ability. “One of the problems is, if you ask a room full of parents ‘who wants their child to go to college,’ most of them will raise their hands. But the truth is we aren’t sending all our kids to college,” Bense said. Ellis said that in Washington County, 75 percent of the graduates will not go to college. “We need to do a better job of providing that technical education or certification program for these students so they can get out of high school and earn a good living,” Ellis said. Likewise, a skilled workforce is often a prerequisite for manufacturers to build a facility in a region. “People aren’t looking at fiveyear plans anymore,” Ellis said. “They are looking 18 months down the road, and they want to know what you can do for them right now,” when it comes to providing things such as an suitable industrial site or a skilled workforce. Ellis said there is likely to be a resurgence in manufacturing in the U.S., and to benefit from the resurgence Northwest Florida needs to begin planning now. The council wants to start by initiating a dialog between public schools, colleges, universities and technical schools along with manufacturing leaders to start working toward the goal of providing essential workforce education, Ellis said. “I’ve been told that if the stu-

dents have a certain level of education, then they can be trained in other skills,” Ellis said. “It’s getting the students up to that level, and changing the perception that technical education is somehow lesser than college-oriented education, that we need to work on.” The form the education will take, and the development of the technical academies, is something to be decided, but that discussion needs to begin as soon as possible, Bense said. The council currently has more than 25 members and is looking to grow the membership. “This new council exists to serve the needs of local manufacturers,” said Greg Britton, CEO of Fort Walton Machining and council chairman, in a news release. “By banding together we will increase our influence on a regional, state and national level to ensure our industry continues to prosper.” Manufacturing is a high valueadded industry in the economy, generating the highest earnings per worker of any industry. With more than 15,000 manufacturing jobs already in Northwest Florida, this sector is projected to grow at a higher rate than in other region throughout the state, according to Britton. “The benefits of membership include promoting job creation and helping to build a skilled manufacturing workforce in the region,” Britton said. “And by speaking with one voice we can help tackle issues and address roadblocks.” The council also is an affiliate chapter of the Manufacturers Association of Florida, which will

Manufacturing in Northwest Florida Manufacturing is a key driver in the 12-county regional economy. The region is expected to receive $2.6 billion in total 2013 GDP (gross domestic product) from manufacturing. • The manufacturing industry directly contributes 14,518 jobs across the Northwest Florida Economy and in the process, generates $985 million in total earnings. This equates to $67,872 in earnings for each worker employed in the industry. The leisure and hospitality industry, by comparison, employs 63,053 workers across the region and generates $1.3 billion in earnings. This equates to roughly $20,600 in earnings for each worker employed in the industry. Manufacturing has a higher economic impact (as measured by earnings) in the region per job generated than any other industry super cluster. • The manufacturing industry also adds an additional 17,062 jobs indirectly to the economy. For every 1 job in manufacturing, an additional 2.175 jobs are generated in the region. • Manufacturing is projected to grow more rapidly in Northwest Florida than in any other region in the state. SOURCE: Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council

offer statewide and national advocacy for members. The board of directors for the new organization consists of leaders from several companies throughout the region, including Britton. Gulf Power President & CEO Stan Connally and Bense are the vice-chairs of the organization “The availability of skilled technicians — everything from CNC machinists to welders to chemical process operators — is vital to growing the region’s manufacturing base,” Connally said in the news release. “This council will raise awareness of these high-skill, high-wage careers and will work with education partners throughout the region to grow

training programs to prepare future workers for this industry.” Other goals for the council will be developed through input from members. “An organization like this has been needed in our area for a long time, and we hope that local manufacturing companies and partners will see the advantages of being a part of it,” Bense said. “We can make a lot more progress together than we can alone.” The council is open to manufacturers of all sizes in the Northwest Florida region, as well as affiliate members and vendors who have an interest in the economic success of manufacturers. The first membership meeting will be held in September.

debt from page A1 Paron Beeco came before the town council to give an update on preparations for the next Flea Across Florida, which will be held in September. “We’ll have people from the Council on Aging setting up a booth, we’ll have food vendors, pony rides and live entertainment,” said Beeco. “We’re also raffling off a $50 Wal-Mart card.” Beeco suggested that the town consider possible deterrents to loiterers at the flea market. “We need something like a stronger light or $250 fine for loiterers,” said Beeco. “On July 31 an Ebro woman spent the night there and we’ve got a problem with graffiti.” Beeco was turned down for his request to be reimbursed for postage to mail out the Flea Across Florida promotional fliers as well as paint to cover graffiti on the flea market’s tables. “It’s kind of stupid to send these fliers to those of us that live around here,” said Council Member Nora Curry. “You should have sent them out to other towns and

states and not those of us around here who already know all about the event.” The council approved of allowing New Zion Baptist Church to host an event at the Caryville Recreational Center for half the normal rental fee. Starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, there will be free hamburgers and hot dogs for the public as well as a free movie, “The Jesus Film,” which starts at 6 p.m. “Since it is a non-profit organization putting it together as a free service to the community we should at least consider waiving or reducing the fee,” said Curry. Council approved of submitting a grant application for a possible water park for Caryville. Council Member Ransom Works informed the council that there was still a leak at the Caryville Recreational Center. “It was pretty bad when the rains were hard,” said Works. “We still can’t figure out where it’s coming from.” Council Member Jim Taylor said that he had informed the council for two years that

the roof was “bad.” Council Member Millard French said he would bring back a quote for galvanized tin, which is the material the council agreed on to repair the roof. “The town has no money so I suggest a fundraiser to raise money to fix the roof,” said Chairman Henry Chambers. The council also agreed to research a way to get the local library opened back up. “After looking around I never realized how much that place has helped people,” said French. “Mostly children but a lot of good was coming out of that place and we should see what we can do to get it up and running again.” The council approved of reimbursing a volunteer $60 in gas money to pick up the town’s commodities from Shepherd’s Gate Church. French asked whom they would get to help retrieve the commodities coming in on Sept. 20, which is food reserved for almost 600 families in Caryville. “We’ll just have to find someone who

needs the community service hours,” said Chambers. French requested that the council reevaluate the town hall employees. “We’ve got one here that we pay her $590 per month and I don’t understand why she’s even on the payroll,” said French. “We’re drowning and scrimping for change and if there was someone at my job that didn’t show they wouldn’t have that position for long.” He suggested that they re-evaluate the position and pay. “Just how hard can it be to pay bills?” asked French. “A week at Chipola and you’d be qualified to write a grant. I’m not saying pick up the local drunk but it’s not rocket science.” The council agreed to table the discussion, compare the town hall positions and consider a new description for the next meeting. The next Caryville Town Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Caryville Town Hall.

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were unable to keep up with the demand in responding to each flooded area and place barricades, according to a news release from the Washington County Emergency Management Office. Washington County Schools were also closed Monday and Tuesday due to the road conditions. Monday would have been the first day of the new school year. Washington County School officials met with Public Works and Emergency Management personnel at 2 p.m. on Sunday to discuss deteriorating road conditions and school bus travel.  Holmes County Schools were also closed on Monday

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“We have been declared a local emergency,” said Vernon Mayor Michelle Cook on Monday. “I met with county officials at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Washington County schools are closed, but they hope to reopen on Wednesday.” Public Works personnel


urged to stay off all roadways throughout Sunday and Monday evenings and limit travel to essential only. As of Tuesday afternoon, a number of roads remained closed in Washington County. For the latest list of road closings, visit the county’s website,


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Water wars heat up It turns out Sen. Marco Rubio’s committee hearing Aug. 13 in Apalachicola was just the opening shot fired in the latest interstate water war. Later that day, Gov. Rick Scott announced Florida would sue Georgia for hoarding water and killing Apalachicola Bay. Scott’s move made the biggest noise, but the political path — such as Rubio’s hearing — likely will prove more effective at ending the tri-state stalemate. Rubio requested a rare field hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to draw attention to the plight of the bay. Unchecked growth in the Atlanta metro area for the last 30 years has drained Lake Lanier of too much of its fresh water. That in turn has left an insufficient amount to flow downstream in the ApalachicolaChattahoochee-Flint River Basin, which empties into the Apalachicola Bay. The result has been an environmental and economic disaster in the Apalachicola area. Insufficient fresh water has reduced oyster harvests in the bay 60 percent in the last year, creating a 44 percent drop in revenue in the local oystering industry. Seafood industry officials estimate in just the past year, 60 people have quit the oyster business and moved away. That’s a significant number in a small community that relies heavily on oysters for its livelihood. On Aug. 12, the Obama administration made it official by declaring a fishery disaster for Florida’s oyster beds on the Gulf coast, making the area eligible for economic assistance. Florida and Alabama (which has also suffered

environmental damage) have been trying for years to get Georgia to reduce its intake of water. Lawsuits go back to 1990. In 2011, Georgia won a huge victory when a federal appeals court overturned a lower court and unanimously ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has authority to allocate additional water from Lake Lanier to meet Atlanta’s increasing needs. The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal. That would seem to preclude a legal solution to the problem. But Scott, with the backing of Rubio, Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, who accompanied him in Apalachicola Aug. 13, believes one more lawsuit could do the trick. He said Florida next month will file an injunction with the Supreme Court to force Georgia to increase its flow. That seems like a longshot. A decision probably also wouldn’t come soon enough to deliver relief to Apalach oysterers. The best bet is to achieve a legislative solution in Congress. The Senate in May turned away attempts by Nelson and Rubio to amend the 2013 Water Resources Development Act that would have required more water to flow to Apalachicola Bay. They should keep trying. Cobbling together enough votes to pass legislation should prove easier than convincing a Supreme Court that has already refused to address the issue, not to mention getting the three states to agree on a water compact. Rubio admits “the strategy is to do everything — put as much out there and see what sticks.” He and his colleagues on Capitol Hill are the best hope.

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Local author researches Battle of Bataan Mary Cathrin May was primary resources. In 2000, born in Vernon in 1938 and she met Faye Middleton, who reared almost in the shadow along with her husband, John of Vernon High School, where Middleton, had migrated to she graduated in 1956. Her Vernon to make their home. It was through their parents were Evelyn May and collection of photographs Ruth Burdeshaw May. She and artifacts from other local has one older sister, Gilda May PERRY’S residents that she proceeded Morris, a 1946 graduate at PRATTLE with her second book: Vernon. Both ladies have spent Perry Wells “Vernon, the Heart of Old their adult lives in Tallahassee. Washington County.” Mary Cathrin received This popular book is filled with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s pictures and short stories of Vernon degree from Florida State University and, for 40 years, taught social studies and its people. It is available to purchase at the Vernon Historical in Leon County and Florida State Museum and the Vernon City Hall. University School. It is nominally priced and proving In 1998, she embarked on her to be needed income for the Vernon overwhelming desire to write a Historical Society. book on her extensive and highly The writer and author has long exhaustive efforts in searching for been active in the political arena of information on her uncle, Staff Sgt. her adoptive county, Leon, and the Emil Russ (Billy) May, who died in city of Tallahassee. Her last literary Cabanatuan, a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp on January 3, 1943. He was effort was a book written in 2009, titled “From Freedmen to Free Men — imprisoned when Bataan fell on April Black Political Leaders in Tallahassee 9, 1942.’ and Leon County 1965-1890 and The 200-page book, completed 1950-1971.” in 2003, titled “The Steadfast Line: In recent days, my friend, Mary The Story of the 27th. Bombardment Group (Light) in World War II,” is filled Cathrin May, has “surfaced” in the form of an email reporting that she with information this lady gleaned has been skimming through the from a host of research, travels, Chipley Banner (copies available 1897personal contacts with those on the 1922) and was “plumb fascinated” scene with her uncle and a treasured with all the information about old bibliography. All of this has enabled Washington County. She states: ”The her to tell the gripping and heart wrenching story of Sgt. May’s months researcher in me simply had to start of abuse, torture and suffering while in compiling notes about people and events that were of particular interest the hands of the enemy. The author explains: “After the war, to me.” She continued: “I ain’t plannin’ to the U. S. government provided his write no more books — AND I thought parents, William W. May Jr. and Mary that maybe you (and your readers) Alice May, with an empty, flag covered might also be interested in some of coffin, which they buried in the family the stories.” cemetery plot near New Hope, Fla. At the head of his grave, they erected a modest, stone marker that bore his Chipley Banner, name, the dates of his birth and death, May 21, 1898 his military rank, bomb group and “THE FIRE, A TERRIBLE CONFLAGRATION squadron.” IN WHICH MUCH PROPERTY IS LOST” She concluded: “With the exception On May 14, a few minutes after of occasional visits by relatives to his noon, cries of fire, church bells peal grave site, the memory of Uncle Billy alarm: location determined, “whole was lost in the past.” For many years, Mary Cathrin May populace of town at scene.” Started reports she considered ways to record in small building at rear of White and Williams’ store, in central portion of the history of Vernon but lacked the

business district, and spread rapidly, 35 buildings consumed; no wind; fire finally stopped. Origin of fire unknown, attributed to “incendiarism.” List of losses: Residence, E. N. Dekle; valued at $250; insured for $150. Occupied by J. W. Newton, damages to household goods, $50. Residence, B. E. Whiddon, valued at $500; unoccupied. D. J. Jones law office, valued at $500; saved his library, desk, etc. A. J. Gay, small building, $50; Mr. Standifer lost $50 in hay stored there. W. G. Payne, storehouse, valued at $500; occupied by J. B. Farrior, damage & loss to goods, $300, with $500 insurance. Mrs. Owens, storehouse, valued at $500, occupied by (Carty? Carter?) and Dean; lost stock of goods worth $800. T. D. White storehouse, valued at $500; occupied by Miss Hattie Chandler milliner shop, damage & loss $125. Lee Thomas barber shop, value at $300, loss shop fixtures, $25, insured $150. Judge P. H. Carter, livery stables, value $1200; saved horses, wagons, buggies, etc. L&N RR Co., depot and freight warehouse; loss of building, $300, insurance unknown, Greater portion of building saved by Section Foreman Williams and his crew. “Notice:” Dr. Bellamy opens drug store in his residence: J. B. Farrior purchases W. G. Payne lot; commence building new store Sunday sermon by Rev. S. B. Rogers, Bapt. Church, entitled “Chipley in Ashes.” Special adjustor rep. Providence Washington Insurance Co., and agents, R. F. And David Edrihi of Marianna, in town to configure losses sustained in fire. May 28, 1898 — Burned businesses set up in temporary quarters; Rebuilding of burned section underway; Banner Editor, T. C. Jones, urges people to rebuilding with “brick.” “Do It Right” — Town practically destroyed by fire; causes were (one) “no water supply and protection” and (two) the character of the building (old frame buildings”). Experience ought not to be repeated and can be avoided by building with stone or brick; insurance rates on such buildings much lower. Rebuild right — stone buildings and metal roofs. See you next week.

Historic McGee home being demolished A landmark on North Waukesha Street is being demolished, and it prompted me to record as much McGee history as I can gather. Not many Bonifiay residents remember the McGee family, who were an early family active in the business community from the 1920s until the 1950s. I remember Mrs. HAPPY CORNER Lilla McGee from her Hazel Wells Tison involvement in First Baptist Church and especially the Woman’s Missionary Union. A WMU Circle bore her name for many years after I was a part of the church. A circle was also named for Mrs. Daisy Griffith and Mrs. Susan Armstrong, contemporaries of Mrs. McGee. Ken Yates grew up next door to the McGee family, and when Mr. Claude McGee died in 1953, Ken spent nights at the home until Mrs. McGee became accustomed to being alone. She was an excellent cook, he remembers, and introduced him to salt fish for breakfast along with her homemade biscuits. Her scrambled eggs with brains, however, did not appeal to the young Yates. In the ‘50s, she also had a television set, which many of us did not, so he enjoyed watching T.V. with her. He described the home as very well decorated in Queen Anne and Victorian style and Mrs. McGee, a true Southern lady who originated in Abbeyville, Ala., enjoyed entertaining friends in her home. Mr. J.C. McGee, who came to Bonifay from Hartford, Ala., owned and operated McGee Oil Company on Highway 90 east. He was a wholesale Independent Oil Dealer in addition to the retail outlet, McGee’s service station. His tire recapping shop was in back of the service station. His son, Jack McGee, worked with him and continued the business after his father’s death. Jack moved to Fort Walton about 1962 with his wife, Majorie, and children, Phipps and Ann. Marjorie passed away soon after the family left Bonifay. Jack’s brother, Howard McGee, moved to Fort Walton with his wife, Catherine, years earlier and was in the banking business.


The McGee Home on Waukesha Street was the home of J.C. and Lila McGee. He was co-owner of McGee Oil Co., operated in later years by son Jack McGee. The house itself was built about 1920, close to the same time as the Waits Home just up the street. The Craftsman style house featured a wide front veranda flanked with brick pillars and post columns. Wide brick steps welcomed visitors to the seven foot tall front door, which opened into the wide hall that runs the length of the main house ending in a T-shaped hall that leads to the kitchen and to the side entrance. Built with 12-foot high ceilings of heart pine, the hard wood floors have been covered with carpet. Some of the wainscoting seems to have been added covering the original wallpaper. On the north side is a spacious living room with a fireplace and a large dining room with a fireplace. The kitchen is across the T-shaped hall. An enclosed brick chimney housed a flue for a wood stove, I am sure. A bedroom with adjoining small bath is near the service entrance. That part of the house was an apartment at one time and Terry (Taylor) and Shay McCormick begun their married life there. On the south side of the hall are two large bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath between. They both have fireplaces. I was impressed with the small closets. I know people didn’t have as much “stuff” as we collect today. And I am sure in those large rooms they had wardrobes and bureaus with lots of drawers. It is sad to see the demise of such

a well-built, once-regal home. David Lauen has salvaged the original style Queen Ann windows (not insulated). Surprisingly, few of them have been broken. Bill Parish is working to salvage the beautiful door moldings, just to preserve them for their historical value. It is unfortunate that someone could not restore the home for a dwelling, but most people don’t want to live on Main Street. Jake and Alice Jacobs bought it with the idea of restoring it in the late 1980s but decided to go a different route. They sold it to a family who wanted to use it as an antique shop, but that also fell through. Alice did come into possession of a couple of pieces of Mrs. McGee’s antique furniture, which she has had restored and still proudly uses in her home. The Jacobs sold the home to Billy and Ollie Hudson, who lived there for several years. I recall their Christmas decorations, especially how they decorated the antique truck which they parked in the front yard. Through the generosity of a late church member, First Baptist Church is the current owner of the property and offered the house for sale to be moved or torn down. Since no takers were forthcoming, the city has asked that it be removed as an eyesore. I just couldn’t let it go without memorializing the McGee house as a tribute to Bonifay’s early history and the people who made it the town it is today.


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Holmes working to overcome technical educational hurdles By CECILIA SPEARS

heart and has recently passed in legislation,” said Coley. “That topic was the training and jobs so students don’t have to leave too far from home. Through legislation we’ve created multiple pathways to gain a diploma.” To be more specific, Coley explained that there has been advances in schools even as soon as high school where students can choose to develop their skills in the technical field instead of purely academic pursuits. “We’ve pursued classes that are more relevant and will help them prepare them if they choose to go into a career right out of high school and maybe postpone their college education for a few years,” said Coley. “I taught at Chipola for many years and a lot of my students were older students returning. They had been in the work force and then they suddenly realized that they really need a degree to go further.”

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Representative Marti Coley visited the Bonifay Kiwanis Club as their guest speaker during the club’s Aug. 14 meeting. “She may be a guest but she’s no stranger to us here in Holmes County,” said Event Coordinator Roger Brooks. “As we were eating and talking about preparations for the next rodeo she was right there with us with full understanding because she has been to the rodeo before as well as many other events right here in Holmes County.” Coley said that the topic of interest for this meeting was to revisit a subject that was discussed at the last meeting she was a guest speaker, which was a year ago. “It was a topic we all took to

She explained that the legislation passed offers incentives and help to school districts to provide industry certification. “The good news to that is that you have the Washington-Holmes Technical Center right down the road,” said Coley. “That suddenly becomes very relevant for your students. So I’m excited about the opportunity for us to work together and make more training available for our students and hopefully, with that, more jobs so they can come home.” Coley encouraged those who have ideas, questions or opinions to contact her via email at marti.; via Cecilia Spears phone at 850-717-5005; via mail at District Office: Chipola College; Representative Marti Coley was the guest speaker at the Bonifay 3094 Indian Circle; Administra- Kiwanis Club’s Aug. 14 meeting. tive Building, Room 186; Marisaid Coley. anna, FL 32446; or Tallahassee der Representative Marti Coley. “Communicate with me and More of Coley’s visit will be Office: 418 Capital; 402 South Monroe Street; Tallahassee, FL let me know how I can better available on video through a link 32399-1300; or via Facebook un- represent you in Tallahassee,” at

WHTC celebrates retirement WashingtonHolmes Technical Center celebrated the retirement of two long-time instructors, Pat Patillo (bottom left) and Stafford Bell (top center), on Friday afternoon. Renown for his wonderful culinary contributions to WHTC and the community, Patillo is retiring after 24 years of service. After 30 years of teaching, Bell is also retiring. He has been part of 300 graduating classes for the truck driving program.  Special to the News

Local domestic task force readies for awareness events By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — The Washington-Holmes Domestic Violence Task Force discussed upcoming awareness events during their meeting held on Aug. 8 at the Washington-Holmes Technical Center. Missy Sword Lee, Family Intervention Program Supervisor for Habilitative Services of Northwest Florida, announced that Doctors Memorial Hospital had partnered with the task force to host an awareness walk from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the hospital in Bonifay. “This will include a walk for anyone who can get pledges to raise money,” said Lee. “The walk will be around the hospital’s walking path. There will also be a ‘walk in her shoes’ event for men to participate by

wearing high heels for pledge money.” She said that at the end of night there would be a vigil where luminaries, which may be purchased in advance for $10, will be lighted during a special ceremony where victims and survivors are recognized while survivors are sharing their stories. “We have sponsorship packages available for local businesses and individuals that have a nice incentive package to go with the level that they choose to give,” said Lee. “We will have free food, give-aways, fun for the kids, vendors and entertainment. That entertainment will consist of local talent but we will also have an award winning artist singing as well, which will be announced when I

finalize it.” She said they are in need of vendors to set up at the event. “If the vendor is selling an item for profit then the vendor fee is $50,” said Lee. “If the vendor is setting up to give away items to event attendees, such as popcorn, water bottles, etc., then the vendor fee is waived. I will be speaking at the Chipley Kiwanis on Tuesday, Aug. 27. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners will be hearing a proclamation read to make October Domestic Violence Awareness Month for Holmes County,” Lee said. “On Thursday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. we will be doing the same thing at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners meeting.”

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Hundreds of Florida panthers sighted From Staff Reports The public has reported hundreds of sightings of Florida panthers to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website launched a year ago, where people can record when and where they saw a panther or its tracks, FWC officials wrote in a news release. As of August 2013, the public had submitted 790 sightings to MyFWC. com/PantherSightings. “The public’s willingness to share what they have seen or collected on game cameras is incredibly helpful and shows us where panthers presumably are roaming in Florida ,” said Darrell Land, who heads the FWC’s panther team. “We thank everyone using the Report Florida Panther Sightings website and encourage others to participate in this citizen-science venture.” Only 12 percent of the reports included a photograph and could be evaluated by Commission biologists. Of those with photos, the majority were confirmed as panthers. Other animals identified by FWC

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Factors conspire to limit fishing I believe this is what could be called the summer that wasn’t. When it comes to fishing, the last two years have been the worst saltwater fishing years I can remember. Last year, the wind blew every single day I tried to snapper fish. I suppose the people who have no job enjoyed it because if it was ever calm it was Outdoor during the middle of Life the week. Scott Lindsey This year has captainlindsey@ been more of the same, rough on the weekends and calm during the week. That is just the tip of the iceberg. We have had more rain during the past two months than we have had in the past six years it seems, and it’s still coming down. If you didn’t fish saltwater you might not understand what freshwater does to our bays and Gulf. When it rains on the bay and Gulf it doesn’t cause such a discoloration of the water, but let Deerpoint Lake and Crooked Creek and all the other runoff come into the bay and it turns black. The bay runs into the Gulf and turns it black. As if black bay water weren’t enough, all this freshwater has run all the bait out of the bay and Gulf. The boys who sell bait are having to work overtime just to have enough to sell. We tried to buy bait the other day and they ran out before we could get there. All the familiar places that held cigar minnows last year are as empty as old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. I have caught exactly 20 cigar minnows around the buoys this year. It used to be we caught that many in two drops with a sibiki rig. Just because I can’t seem to catch a fish doesn’t mean other people aren’t, but the ones I’m talking to are not doing too well. Now we have a new pox on the land and that is this river of a current that is headed east in the Gulf. Pull up to a hole and drop a grouper bait down and you are 50 feet off the hole before your bait can get straightened out. The hard current is good for mackerel fishing, but little else. Black water, wind, currents that put a strain on your anchor line — it’s enough to make a fellow stop fishing and hunt for arrow heads.

biologists were bobcats, foxes, coyotes, dogs, house cats and even a monkey, officials wrote. Most often the reported animal or tracks belonged to a bobcat, when it was not a panther. The verified panther reports were largely confined to southwest Florida , the well-documented breeding range for panthers in the state. There also were several verified sightings in south central Florida . “As the population of this endangered species grows, the FWC expects more Florida panthers to be seen in areas of the state where they have not lived for decades,” Land said. “To properly plan and manage for the expansion of the panther’s range in Florida , information about where the panthers are is vital.” The FWC has a new “E-Z guide to identify panther tracks” available at www. The Florida panther population is estimated to be 100 to 160 adults and yearlings, a figure that does not include panther kittens. As recently as the 1970s, the Florida panther was close to disappearing, with as few as 20 animals in the wild.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ star attends wedding MARS, Pa. — A camouflageclad bride and groom got a little advice from a bewhiskered witness on their wedding day: “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson. WTAE-TV reports Robertson told the couple to always love and forgive one another as they were wed Saturday morning at a Field & Stream store near Pittsburgh . Robertson popped in for the nuptials of Mehgan Cook, who sported a camouflage sash on her dress, and Charlie Miller, who was completely clad in camo gear. The two hadn’t planned on marrying at the store but Cook said they were eager to meet Robertson. “I was going to cancel the wedding ‘cause I heard Willie was coming,” Cook told KDKA-TV.


“Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson. Instead, Cook said, her mother came up with the idea of a wedding at the store — and they got a surprise when Robertson appeared during the ceremony.

“That’s a first for me, it’s good to be a part of that,” Robertson said. “They look like my kind of folks with the camouflage . that was cool.”

On the “Duck Dynasty” Season 4 premiere, which aired Wednesday, family members threw a surprise wedding for patriarch Phil Robertson, wearing a black jacket over camouflage garb, and his wife, Miss Kay. They could only afford a justice of the peace when they married 48 years ago. The show drew 11.8 million viewers on the A&E channel, making it the No. 1 non-fiction series telecast in U.S. cable television history in total viewers as well as all key demographic groups. Cook said she had been engaged to another man, but he died in a car crash four years ago. But she met Miller at the scene and eventually the two started dating. “I never thought it would happen again,” Cook said, tearing up.

Sharks not the only danger lurking in the water By SCOTT LINDSEY

Special to Halifax Media Many who own a television know that it was recently “Shark Week.” Do you realize that the conditions in the Gulf, with the black water color, are exactly like they were in the early 1990s when we had three shark attacks in the jetties area in the same day? A man was viciously attacked in the Gulf near the east jetties area. There are many versions as to what happened, but the one I hear the most is that he and some women were feeding dolphins from a boat and he said he was going to jump in and catch one. Remember now, they could not see their hands 5 inches under the water. No matter which story was factual, one thing was certain. He sailed overboard and must have landed right on top of a very big (from the size of the bite marks) and hungry bull shark. Before he knew it most of one leg was gone. I understand the women on the boat tried to pull him aboard and the shark attacked a second time, almost

cutting him in two. The man died at the scene. On the same day, a woman was bitten on the leg wading near the kiddy pool, and a surfer was bitten on the foot in the same area. It is believed that more than one shark was responsible for the attacks. Shark attacks are horrible, and they make the news, but did you know there is something else in the water that is much more likely to attack you? It is a bacteria called vibrio

vulnificus and it can affect anyone with a compromised immune system. People with diabetes are at risk simply by eating certain shellfish. On man ate oysters at lunch and by dark he was having his legs amputated. I fished with a doctor who did extensive research on vibrio vulnificus and he advised everyone on the boat who fished to wash down with bleach after each trip, whether we got cut fishing or not. It seems that Clorox

kills bacteria. There is no way to know if you are at risk, so a person that has been in saltwater as a safety measure, especially if you have an open wound, should wash with bleach after leaving the water. If you cut yourself while in the water, always wash the wound with bleach. That is what a doctor recommended and I always do so. I also have diabetes, and have stopped eating raw oysters even though I love them.

NOAA seeks comment on fall snapper season From Staff Reports PANAMA CITY BEACH — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking comment on a proposed rule that would increase catch quotas for

Gulf red snapper and possibly reopen the recreational season this fall. The rule outlines an 8.46 million-pound increase in the total allowable catch for red snapper, which would be divided between the

recreational and commercial sectors. The supplemental recreational season would open Oct. 1 and is expected to last for about 21 days if landings do not exceed the previous quota during the June season.

Comments can be submitted online through Aug. 29 at http://sero.nmfs.noaa. gov/sustainable_fisheries/ gulf_fisheries/reef_fish/2013/rs_ tac_framework/index.html or the e-Rule Making Portal www.

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Jeremy Rose back in form at Ebro


From Staff Reports EBRO — Jeremy Rose prepped for the upcoming Juvenile Stakes with a win over highly regarded Keen Jolene Friday night at Ebro Greyhound Park. Eliminations for the Juvenile Stakes begin this week at the track. The finals will be held in early September as the Ebro gears for 2013 closing night on Sept. 21. All greyhounds that broke their maiden at Ebro this season and are under 2 years of age are eligible for the Juvenile. The defending champion is AJN Sweet Smoke, who currently is successfully campaigning at Southland in West Memphis, Ark. Jeremy Rose re-established himself on Friday night as one of the early favorites for the Juvenile. The Thurber Kennel dog

made a huge splash early in the season, then was on the inactive list for six weeks. He’s won two straight impressively since his return and appears to have completely regained his form. Keen Jolene ran second to him in the seventh race on the Evening card on Friday, their dominance to the extent the quiniela paid just $5.60. Keen Jolene remained at 13 wins on the meet, one behind track win leader Diane Crump who has 14. Lori Keith also has 13 victories after being denied in the seventh race on Saturday evening’s card. Boc’s Sportspice was the surprise winner, paying $44 across the board and teaming with place dog Flying Henriquez for an $88.60 quiniela. Two more noteworthy greyhounds were upset on Saturday. Mary Jo Terleski, winner of 11 races,

ran second to Superior Tally and stayed put at 11 triumphs for the summer. Kristina Kelly was third to Kells Orbit and remains at 10 wins. The track currently is in the later stages of the 2013 schedule and features live greyhound racing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights with no matinee performances. Among the better payoffs late last week were Ww’s Discloser and Cals Sassa Frass combining for a $228.80 quiniela on Friday and Go Bon Smokefree and Flying Stormy producing a $211 quiniela on Saturday night. Ebro remains open for simulcasting and live performances seven days per week, and the Poker Room, with the Bad Beat Jackpot eclipsing $80,000, also is open seven days beginning at 9 a.m. on week days.

Kaplan steps downs as PCST head coach By JASON SHOOT

747-5069 | @PCNHJasonShoot PANAMA CITY BEACH — Jonathan Kaplan earned this vacation. He’s earned what awaits him after it, too. Kaplan, 33, is stepping down from his post as head coach of the Panama City Swim Team to accept a coaching position with Nova of Virginia Aquatics in Richmond, Va. Kaplan’s long-time assistant with the Tsunamis, Brian Haddad, has been named as Kaplan’s successor

with the PCST. Kaplan returned home early this week after a trip to Irvine, Calif., where PCST swimmers Michael Duderstadt and Jonathan Ratliff were competing in the U.S. Open Long Course Championships. The elite national meet served as Kaplan’s final competition as the Tsunamis’ head coach, and he was enjoying a mid-day stroll Friday as part of his self-described stay-at-home vacation. The local swim team has enjoyed considerable success since Kaplan took

over the program in 2006, but Kaplan was reluctant to tout his own success. “Maybe the vision and direction was provided by me, but it was impossible for us to achieve what we’ve achieved without the help of a lot of people,” he said. “One thing I’m most proud of is that we as a community has people who have come together with the same goal in mind, and that’s to take this small, semi-serious team and make it serve the community in a way nobody every imagined it could.”



Top: Junior varsity volleyball team member Hannah Sellers poses for a photo while her team mates watch during the Vernon Yellow Jackets media day on Aug. 14 at Vernon High School. The volleyball team begins play this week, playing in the Preseason Classic at Chipley Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 5 p.m. Middle: The Vernon Junior Varsity Volleyball team includes, front row from left: freshman Cheyenne Paridon, sophomore Jesse Smelcer, sophomore Alyssa Curlee, freshman Hannah Sellers; back row from left, sophomore Iva Rogers, freshman Amber White, sophomore Kristin Lucas, sophomore Shayla Bell. Not pictured are sophomore Hannah Jenkins and freshman Ariel Couch.

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Bonifay girl wins Florida Scholar Award By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — Lee and Kim Miller said they couldn’t be prouder of their daughter Zoie Miller, a 9-year-old fourth grader at Bethlehem School who recently received the Florida Scholar Award 2013 for achieving the highest level scores in the state on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in Reading. “I can’t even express how proud I am,” Lee said. “I’m honored to have her as my baby. Her and Jolie are my heart, and I’m blessed to have them as my babies.” Zoie said she enjoys music, reading, shooting guns, hanging out with friends,

going to the zoo and spending time on her Nook. She began studying for the FCAT last year, with the help of Reading Coach Gwynn Stafford. “I’d also like to thank Keyla Boswell, who has been a very good teacher, as well as Cheryl West, who has been a huge help,” Lee said. “I wanted to thank all the teachers and her grandparents who carry them to and from school and most of all I’d like to thank God for all his blessings.” Lee and Kim said she does all of her homework on her own and even takes time to help tutor her younger sister, Jolie. “I did it myself,” Zoie said. Zoie also received a letter from State Rep. Don Gaetz.

“On behalf of the Senate and State of Florida, I’m pleased to inform you that your outstanding scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test have earned you recognition as one of the highest performing students in the state,” Gaetz wrote. “Your achievement in Reading is among the best of all students in all schools in all counties in the state. Your scores stood out brilliantly not only in Holmes County but helped set the standard of academic excellence in Florida. “As your senator, I’m so proud of you. You bring honor to your family, your teachers at Cecilia Spears | The News Bethlehem School and your community.” Zoie Miller stands with her mother and Zoie said she wasn’t sure what she wants to be when she grows up, but she’s excited father, Lee and Kim Miller, and her about joining the school’s basketball team. younger sister Jolie Miller.

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Moore said she had been on the phone with county and state officials, and everyone she talked to said they had nothing to do with her ditch problems. “We can get someone out there,” Councilman Tray Hawkins said. “We can clean the ditch for you.” Ben Tarpley of Live Oaks, Fla., founder of the volunteer group Hammers and Hearts, reported to the council that his group, along with Catholic Charities and the Northwest Florida Baptist Association and the Methodist churches were beginning to organize work parties to help repair people’s homes. “The infrastructure was declared an emergency by

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“Trivia Fun” with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country and is a weekly feature in The Washington County News and The Holmes County Times-Advertiser. 1) What late actor was the uncle of “Wheel of Fortune’s” Vanna White? Christopher George, John Agar, Forrest Tucker, Ben Johnson 2) Which is not one of Delaware’s three counties? New Castle, Dover, Kent, Sussex 3) What state has the largest wild pig population? Texas, S. Carolina, Florida, Arkansas 4) What was the maximum age limit for our first astronauts? 30, 35, 40, 45 5) What standup comedian used to work for IBM? Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Allen, Chris Rock, Sinbad 6) Of these who was not a chain smoker? Walt Disney, John Wayne, Richard Burton, Lawrence Welk 7) What was Elvis Presley’s profession before music? Electrician, truck driver, clerk, ranch hand 8) How many first round knockouts did boxer Rocky Marciano record in his career? 5, 7, 9, 11 9) What’s the introduction to the U.S. Constitution called? Preamble, Bill of Rights, Amendment, Ratification 10) When was the coffee filter invented by German homemaker Melitta Benz? 1750, 1885, 1908, 1952 11) What’s the metal band holding an erasure to a pencil? Aglet, Expert, Ferrule, Chad

Annette Lanham demonstrates how to make a four-in-one placemat. If you are interested in seeing this demonstration the link to the video will be provided at

A patchwork of friends, family and community By CECILIA SPEARS

547-9414 | @WCN_HCT BONIFAY — On the third Thursday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m., 48 women gather together at the First Baptist Church of Bonifay to share their latest accomplishments, troubles and news as the Holmes Valley Quilters Club. When the group met on Aug. 15, things were no different. “The Holmes Valley Quilters Club was started in 2008,” said President Roberta Tinkler. “We have a block of the month, which by the end of the year those twelve blocks will be sewn together to make one quilt for that year. We’ve got show-n-tell, were people bring their projects from home and show them to the club.” Tinkler said that there were also demonstrations held and this week Annette Lanham demonstrated how to make a four-in-one placemat. If you are interested in seeing this demonstration, visit She said there’s also a charity donation, like Quilts for Guardian Ad Litem, where they make quilts and donate them to charities.

“Quilts for Guardian Ad Litem is quilts that are made and given to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect,” said Carolyn Jordan, a volunteer with the Guardian Ad Litem program. “When children are taken from their homes, especially homes exposed to meth, the children aren’t allowed to take anything with them. These blankets are something that belong to the children; something for them to have and to hold on to.” Jordan said she started as a volunteer in 2006. “All the kids that I’ve given these blankets to have been overjoyed to have something that is theirs,” she said. “The ladies here at the quilt club are generous to give so much of their time and talent to serve these kids.” Member Gerry Steverson said that the club was so much more then the club activities and projects. “It’s more then just learning about how to quilt, it’s about fellowship and networking with other quilters,” said Steverson. “It gives each of us a wonderful incentive to go home and work on the these projects so that we can come back and show what all our hard work has accomplished.”


Carolyn Jordan, volunteer with the Guardian Ad Litem, shows the latest quilts to be donated to Quilts for Guardian Ad Litem.

Show-n-Tell brings club members together to show their latest projects and accomplishments.

12) Where is Kingfisher beer primarily produced? St Louis, Jamaica, Japan, India 13) When did American women achieve the right to vote? 1908, 1919, 1923, 1936 14) What Crayola color is/was fuzzy-wuzzy? Black, Brown, Green, Purple ANSWERS 1) Christopher George. 2) Dover. 3) Texas. 4) 40. 5) Jeff Foxworthy. 6) Lawrence Welk. 7) Truck driver. 8) 11. 9) Preamble. 10) 1908. 11) Ferrule. 12) India. 13) 1919. 14) Brown.

Holmes Valley Quilters Club member shows off the latest stitched toys she’s made for her grandson called Bobbles.

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Holmes Valley Quilters Club members show off a completed quilt from the “blocks of the month.”

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Barton and Hagberg marry

Free celebrates first birthday Brystol Rhian Free celebrated her first birthday on Aug. 4. She is the daughter of Jeremy and Terra Free of Ponce De Leon. Her brother is Tyler, and her sister is

Drew. Grandparents are Johnny and Tammy Free of Ponce De Leon, Chuck and Kim Jones and greatgrandparents Louise Free, Ruth Shelly, Abby Lou Jones.

Belcher graduates from Basic Combat Training Army Pvt. Andrea L. Belcher has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle

marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. Belcher is the daughter of Brenda Belcher and sister of Dreshonda Belcher, both of Chipley. She is also the sister of Andre Belcher of Tallahassee. She is a 2010 graduate of Chipley High School.

groom of Perry, Alena Martin of DeFuniak Springs and junior bridesmaid, Janie Barton cousin of the bride of Ocala, and Kate Sullivan of Perry was the flower girl. Blake Sapp served as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Fralix, Justin Wesson, Daniel Barton of Ocala cousin of the bride, Christian Goodman of Perry was the ring bearer. The bride is a 2011 graduate of North Florida Community College, attended Chipola College School of Nursing and is employed as an LPN at Little Pines Pediatrics. The groom is a 2010 graduate of North Florida Community College and a2013 graduate of the University Of Florida School Of Engineering and is employed at Buckeye Technologies. Following a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple now resides in Perry.

Royalty and Rich to wed Gary and Joann Royalty are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, Dana Royalty, to Matthew Rich, son of Dwight Rich and Amanda Rich. Both are former graduates of Holmes County High School. Dana is employed at Doctors Memorial Hospital. Matthew is employed with West Point Home in Chipley. The happy couple will be tying the knot at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church at 3205 Highway 2 in Bonifay.

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LBW Community College announces 2013 summer semester honor students Lurleen B. Wallace Community College President Dr. Herbert H.J. Riedel announced academic honor students for the 2013 summer semester. A total 44 students were named to the President’s List, and 46 were named to the Dean’s List. To qualify

Hayden Carole Barton and Ryan Landon Hagberg of Perry were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on May 18. Pastor Justin Webb performed the ceremony at First Baptist Church, Perry. A reception followed at First Presbyterian Church. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Barton of Perry. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ron Hagberg of Perry. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Hildon Barton of Bonifay and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith of Thomasville, Ga. The groom’s grandparents are Barbara Sue Butts and the late Faison Butts, and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Hagberg of St. Petersburg. Brooke Barton of Perry the twin sister of the bride serves as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Elisa Murphy, Cassidy Pridgeon, Rebecca Hagberg, sister of the

for these distinctions, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and post a 3.5-3.99 grade point average to qualify for the Dean’s List and a 4.0 grade point average to qualify for the President’s List. Alex Elmer Golden of Westville received the Dean’s List honors distinction.

CAPT Alfred C Folsom, Ph.D., USCG (Ret.) and his wife Vanessa E. Folsom, MBA, of Geneva, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Clarise Folsom, to Christopher Adam Smith, son of Joseph and Suzette Middlebrooks of Bonifay and Bruce and Lorraine Smith of Palos Heights, Ill. Miss Folsom is a junior at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, pursing a bachelor of music degree in contemporary worship ministry, and she currently serves as the music minister at Union Grove Baptist Church in Chancellor, Ala. Mr. Smith is a senior also studying at The Baptist College of Florida, pursuing a bachelor of arts in Christian Studies, and he is the manager of Hungry Howie’s Pizzeria in Bonifay. A future date will be set for the wedding.

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Representing Sen. Bill Nelson, director of outreach Lynn Bannister came to the Holmes County Public Library from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 for a visit that was open to all residents to discuss any issues they might have, whether civic, personal or federal.


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Pet snakes: Slithering their way into your heart For some animal lovers, in will provide you with watching these exotic husbandry recommendations, creatures slither across the including environmental, Animal Planet screen isn’t sanitation and dietary enough; you want to bring the considerations. thrill of snake ownership into “The habitat for the snake your own home. Though they depends entirely on the seem exciting and manageable species of snake, as some are Pet Talk through a television screen from an arid environment or from behind a glass wall, that does not require as there are a few things every aspiring much humidity as a snake from a snake owner must be aware of before tropical environment,” said Gentry. bringing these exotic creatures into “Most captive habitats attempt to your home. mimic the natural environment of The most common snakes kept the animal with sand, rocks and live by enthusiasts are cornsnakes, plants; however, less natural paper kingsnakes and ball pythons. Many of substrate and plastic hide containers these snakes, like the corn and king, allow much easier cleaning and may are well-suited for older children and actually be more beneficial to the first-time snake owners because of animal’s health.” their simple feeding methods and As for feeding requirements, docile temperament. However, some almost all pet snakes should be on a species reach very large sizes in whole prey diet of pre-killed rodents, captivity, and their considerable space such as mice or rats. requirements must be anticipated. Health and sanitation are also “Other popular snakes like boa considerations that shouldn’t be constrictors and carpet python are overlooked when choosing your pet. better for an owner comfortable with “Hygiene is important,” Gentry said. larger snakes, as they often get 7 “Salmonella is a bacteria that can or more feet long,” said Dr. Jordan be carried by pet reptiles and can be Gentry, zoological medicine resident transmitted to humans; so washing at the College of Veterinary Medicine hands is recommended after handling and Biomedical Sciences. “Green tree a pet snake.” python, rainbow boas and tree boas Though there are many snakes have slightly more specialized care that make suitable pets for adults and and are less tolerant to handling but children alike, the safety of owning can make great pets for an owner that a snake as a pet is sometimes called has researched the species.” into question by events that are widely Large constricting snakes, reported in the media. Just recently, venomous snakes and snakes with two young boys were allegedly difficult care requirements do not strangled to death while they were make suitable pets and should only be sleeping by an escaped pet python. kept by experienced herpetologists. However, Gentry noted isolated Doing research on the individual tragic incidents involving large snake species you are interested constrictors or poisonous snakes

shouldn’t discourage people from choosing an appropriate snake species as a pet. “It is significantly less common for a snake to harm its owner in any way than for a dog; in fact it is almost unheard of outside of rare misguided media reports,” Gentry said. “Approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population is bitten by a dog every year, leading to more than 30 deaths per year. Large constrictor snakes have killed fewer than 20 people in the United States since 1978.” Gentry explained the most common causes of a pet snake to bite is a feeding error, where the snake missed the food item and bit the owner’s hand, or a handling mistake where the snake clearly demonstrated its intent to bite but was handled anyway. Whether you’re a dog lover, cat fanatic or reptile enthusiast, there will always be risks to consider when bringing a pet into your home. It is your responsibility to thoroughly research them and be aware of the requirements and necessities that they entail. “The human animal bond with any pet should not be underestimated,” Gentry said. “The risks of owning a pet snake are no greater than owning a dog or cat and absolutely do not outweigh the benefits.”


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

2013 Soccer Registration CHIPLEY — The City of Chipley began registration for the 2013 soccer season on Aug. 20. Children between the ages of 4 and 14 as of Oct. 1 will be eligible to participate. If registered from 4-7 p.m. on Aug. 22, the cost is $37 per player. If registered from 3-5 p.m. on Aug. 26-30 or Sept 36 the cost is $42 per player. If registered after Sept. 6 the cost is then $47 per player. Teams will be picked on Sept. 9 Practice will begin on Sept. 12. The season will begin on Sept. 30, and the last game will be played on Oct. 29. If you have not heard from a coach by Sept. 11, call Guy Lane at 638-6348 or 658-2773.

Finch Family Reunion SUNNY HILLS — The William Dallas Finch Descendents Association would like to announce the Finch Family Reunion for the descendants and friends of the late William Dallas Finch. The reunion is Aug. 31 at the Sunny Hills Community Center. Arrive at about 11 a.m. for fellowship before the meal at noon. Bring a well-filled basket to share with others. If you have photos or other related items that you would be willing to share, bring them along. After lunch stay so we can take more photos for future events. For more information, call Kenneth Finch at 638-5307.

Gillman Family Reunion WESTVILLE — The Gillman Family Reunion is Aug. 31 in the fellowship hall at Leonia Baptist Church in Westville. Bring a covered dish to share at lunch; tea, ice, pates and utensils will be furnished. Doors will open at 10 a.m. All friends and family are invited. For more information, call 547-9268 or 956-2810.

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Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County TUESDAY Residents Only) 8-9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Money at the Washington County Sense at Goodwill Career Public Library, Chipley Training Center; call 638Branch 0093; every third Thursday 8-10 a.m.: Church 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Fellowship Breakfasts at Council on Aging provides Around the Corner Grill. hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Holmes County Library (Bonifay) Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. Library preschool story time. Monday: Closed 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes 11 a.m.: Washington Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Council on Aging provides Council on Aging (Chipley) Wednesday: 8 a.m. to hot meals and socialization. senior lunches; for 5 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington reservations, call 638-6217. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Council on Aging (Chipley) Donations accepted. Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. senior lunches; for 11 a.m.: Care Givers Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon reservations, call 638-6217. Support group meets third Sunday: Closed Donations accepted. Thursdays at the First Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Presbyterian Church at 4437 Washington County Library Club meeting. Clinton St. in Marianna. (Chipley) Noon: Alcoholics Noon: Alcoholics Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anonymous open meeting Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly at New Life Assembly Wednesday: 9 a.m. to Fellowship Hall, Chipley. Fellowship Hall, Chipley 6 p.m. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. 1 p.m.: Caregivers Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Joseph Catholic Church Meeting at Washington Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. games start at 6:25 p.m. County Council on Aging in Saturday: Closed Call Peg Russ at 638-451 Chipley for more information Sunday: Closed 6 p.m.: Holmes County call 638-6216 Commission meets second 2 p.m.: Writers Group Vernon Library Tuesdays. meets the first Thursday Monday: Closed 7 p.m.: Narcotics of each month (unless a Tuesday: 1-6 p.m. Anonymous meeting, Blessed holiday) at the Chipley Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Trinity Catholic Church on Library Thursday: Closed 4 p.m.: Holmes County Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. County Road 177A Historical Society 2nd Saturday: Closed WEDNESDAY Thursday of each month. Sunday: Closed 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 Council on Aging provides p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. Sunny Hills Library hot meals and socialization. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Monday: 1-6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The 6 p.m.: The Holmes Tuesday: Closed Vernon Historical Society County Historical Society Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Museum is open to the meets first Thursdays at 6 Thursday: Closed public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to Friday: Closed p.m. Meetings are fourth attend. Saturday: Closed Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 6 p.m.: Washington Sunday: Closed 11 a.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Council on Aging (Chipley) Line Dancing Class for more MONDAY senior lunches; for information call 638-6216 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes reservations, call 638-6217. 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Council on Aging provides Donations accepted. Olive Baptist Church on bingo, exercise, games, 1 p.m.: Line dancing, State Road 79 North. activities, hot meals and Washington Council on 7 p.m.: Narcotics socialization. Aging in Chipley. Anonymous meeting, Blessed 11 a.m.: Washington 7 p.m.: Depression and Trinity Catholic Church on Council on Aging (Chipley) Bipolar Support Group County Road 177A senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building FRIDAY Donations accepted. in Bonifay. Call 547-4397. 6 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation and Bible Study at Hickory Army Domestic Violence THURSDAY Hill Baptist Church in and Rape Crisis Program 7:30 a.m.: Washington Westville. (SADVP) hosts a domestic County Chamber of 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes violence support group at Commerce breakfast every Council on Aging provides the SADVP Rural Outreach third Thursday bingo, exercise, games, office, 1461 S. Railroad 9 -11 a.m.: Amazing activities, hot meals and Ave., Apartment 1, in

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Financial Tip of The Week: Pay Attention Enjoying a casual evening at home, Some women look in the mirror and I reclined in my favorite easy chair see where some improvements could reading, while the Gracious Mistress be made. For example, they see bags of the Parsonage was chatting under their eyes that could not on the telephone. I rarely get through the airport carrypay attention to telephone on luggage size requirement. conversations. After all, Then there is the problem I only get one side of the with their nose, which could conversation, which may be stand a little tweaking. For misleading at the very best. all practical purposes, one I’ve been caught in that trap of those double chins has to before with some pretty dire go. Moreover, what woman DR. JAMES consequences. I’m not going to couldn’t use a tummy tuck and L. SNYDER get caught again. other snippings of the flesh? Out to Pastor Then an odd phrase caught Believe me; I never would my attention: “plastic surgery.” My have brought it up, but if that makes ears perked up and I heard my wife say, my wife happy, then whatever it costs, “I certainly agree with that article and we can put it on a credit card. The I’m going to do some plastic surgery only problem with putting something myself.” like this on a credit card is that by the Well, you can imagine what time you pay it off you need another thoughts were racing through my procedure. head. When she hung up the telephone, She is worth it in my checkbook. I queried her about it. In my book, I have no compunction whatsoever plastic surgery is a big step. of writing out that check. Each day I “You do support me in this plastic checked the appointment calendar surgery plan, don’t you?” hanging on our refrigerator to find out There are times to disagree with when she would be going in for the your spouse, but as a husband for over surgery. Daily I looked, but could never 40 years, I have never discovered that find any appointment. time. Forcing a smile, I nodded in the I supposed she was sensitive about affirmative and told her she had my full the whole thing and did not want it support in whatever she decided. staring at her day after day on the I had to admit that the “time” had appointment calendar. Whatever the finally come to our humble abode. Who reason, she had my silent support, am I to fight it? I go by this motto, “He for all that was worth. I am sure she who smiles and agrees with his spouse would do the same for me. That is what lives to smile another day.” marriage is all about. Supporting one I plan to smile until the day I die. another in the developments of life, I never really thought about plastic whatever that development might be. surgery, but perhaps my wife was right. I decided to tuck this little bit in Perhaps she could use a little face-lift. the back of my mind and, however it For me to get a facelift, the surgeons developed would be all right with me. would need a huge construction crane. One day this week, I went to the Then comes the awkward part, what do Slurp N’ Burp Café for a quiet lunch. they do with my face after it was lifted? The issue was far from my mind as I Women, more than men, are a enjoyed a delicious repast. As I finished little sensitive about their appearance. my last cup of coffee, the waitress For a man, “appearance” means he brought my bill and I pulled my wallet showed up. A woman has an altogether out to pay for it. different approach to the term In searching my wallet for a credit “appearance.” card I discovered, much to my double

chagrin, that there were no credit cards to be found. Somehow, I’d lost my credit cards. Perhaps, in the morning when I was getting dressed, they dropped out of my wallet as I was placing it in my trousers. The problem with that theory was that all the other cards in my wallet were intact. Fortunately, I had my cell phone and called my wife. “Honey, I’ve lost all my credit cards. I’m here at the restaurant and I can’t find any credit cards in my wallet. Do you have any idea what I did with my credit cards?” “I cut them all up.” “You did what?” “You said you supported my plastic surgery plan, didn’t you?” “But, I thought...” “You, thought what?” Oh boy. Dear reader: please disregard the first part of this column. If you happen to read my obituary in next week’s newspaper, you will know that my lovely, vivacious, eternally youthful wife did not disregard the first part and I’m currently Resting In Pieces. I must confess that my hearing is good; it is my understanding that falls so far short. The only exercise I am really good at is “jumping-to-conclusions.” This is common among many people who call themselves Christians. Their hearing is good but their “doing,” is not up to par. The apostle James understood this truth quite well. He writes, “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” James 1:22 (KJV). It is not so much what you hear that pays dividends in life, but what you do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail His web site is www.jamessnyderministries. com.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Faith EVENTS Salem A.M.E Church Plate Sale GRACEVILLE — Salem A.M.E. Church will be holding a Fish Rib or Chicken plate fundraiser from 10 a.m. until on August 24 on Highway 77 at the intersection of Brown and Cliff Streets in Graceville. Chicken plates will be $5, Fish plates will be $6 and Rib plates will be $7 all plates include sides. Ribs will be available by the slab for $18 they must be preordered. All plate can also be pre ordered until Aug. 23. For more information call 260-4430.

New Bethany Assembly of God Sing VERNON — New Bethany Assembly of God Church will be holding a sing featuring Straight and Narrow of Hartford, Ala., at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. The special speaker will be the Rev. Jesse Hobbs and his family. Refreshments will be served after the sing. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 773-3003.

Four Calvary to perform WESTVILLE — Four Calvary will be singing at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist. The church is located at 1985 Pleasant Ridge Road off of North Highway 181 in the Westville/Prosperity area. Everyone is invited to this special concert.

Westville Assembly of God selling Boston Butts WESTVILLE — Westville Assembly of God will be selling Boston Butts on Aug. 31. To order call 5471271, 548-5920 or 778-7072. The day of the sell BBQ sandwiches, chips and drinks will be sold for $5 a plate.

Fifth Sunday Sing GRACEVILLE —There will be a Fifth Saturday Sing at East Mount Zion United Methodist Church, at 6 p.m., on Aug. 31. The church is located at 1590 County Highway 173 in Graceville. Call 263-4610 for more information.

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

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Obituaries Ida M. Howell Mrs. Ida Mae Howell, 87, of Bonifay, passed away Aug. 11, 2013, at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born April 7, 1926, in Bonifay, to the late Joel and Sally Barnes Miller. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Howell was preceded in death by her

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husbands, Olin Williams and Virgil Howell; two brothers, Ray Miller and Hiram Miller and one sister, Vassie Whitaker. Mrs. Howell is survived by her daughter, Frances Howell and husband, Hilton Mike Howell of Bonifay. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday,

Aug. 14, 2013 at Peel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerrod Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. Family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday at Peel Funeral Home.

Clarence C. Miller Jr., 60 of Noma passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his residence. Clarence was born in Dothan, Ala., on July 25, 1953, to the late Clarence C. Miller, Sr. and Gladys Johnson Miller. He was a 1973 graduate of Poplar Springs High School. Gifted in carpentry, Clarence built and worked in many homes and businesses in the tricounty area. His aim was to please, never leaving a job unfinished, wanted

Oscar L. Rhynes Sr. Oscar L. Rhynes Sr., 77, of Cocoa, a native of Chipley, passed away August 5, 2013 in Cocoa. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a truck driver, and worked at the Kennedy Space Center and retired from Patrick Air force base and a Chef. He is the son of the late Lester and Paralee Ryhnes. Survivors include

his former wife, Joyce; children, Carlos, Oscar Jr., Cedric, Sean, Lesia, Carla, Tarita and Coota August; brother and sister, Otis (Shirley) Rhynes and Arie Lee (Bruce) Carthon, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including grand’s and great grand’s. The remains were in

repose one hour prior to services. Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 17 at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Chipley with the Rev. Price Wilson and the Rev. Tony Davis, officiating. Interment follows in the Southside Cemetery, in Chipley with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley Directing.

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Ella V. Scott Ella Vaudine Tharpe Scott, 81, of Chipley, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at her residence. Ella was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Jackson County to George and Thelma (Bush) Tharpe. She had lived in the panhandle for fifteen years since coming from Atlanta, Georgia where she worked in administration for USF&G insurance company. She was preceded in death by her parents

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George and Thelma Tharpe; husband: W.M. Scott; daughter: Donna Scott; two brothers: Buford Tharpe, Herman Tharpe; two sisters: Mildred Role, Ruth Griffin. She is survived by her daughter: Theressa Rogers of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers: Lloyd Tharpe of Cottondale, Fla., Linwood Tharpe of Bonifay, Fla.; 4 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

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CLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, LYNDA HAYES COOK, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, will on October 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time, on the Front Courthouse Steps of the Washington County Courthouse, located at 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real property situated in Washington County, Florida: COMMENCE AT AN UNMARKED CONCRETE MONUMENT AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE S 87°35’49” W 244.83 FEET TO AN UNMARKED CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF A COUNTY GRADED ROAD, THENCE S 04°29’34” W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY 30.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE DEPART SAID RIGHT OF WAY N 87°35’49” E 279.18 FEET TO A 1/2” ROD AND CAP MARKED R.L.S. 2142; THENCE S 03°14’14” W 295.12 FEET TO A 5/8” UNMARKED IRON ROD; ✳

B6 | Washington County News/Holmes County Times Advertiser THENCE S 80°31’48� W 292.59 FEET TO A 5/8� UNMARKED IRON ROD ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SAID COUNTY GRADED ROAD; THENCE N 04°29’34� E ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY 333.22 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is HANCOCK BANK Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH C. SCHULTE a/k/a JOSEPH SCHULTE; ANGELA D. SCHULTE a/k/a ANGELA SCHULTE; and NATIONAL CITY BANK n/k/a PNC BANK, Defendants. and the docket number of which is 2012-CA-000384. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. 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: Clerk of Court, 300 East Fourth Street, Panama City, FL (850)763-9061 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 13 day of August, 2013. LYNDA HAYES COOK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk Conformed copies to: See attached Service List CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000384 Notice of Foreclosure Sale Service List: Melissa N. VanSickle, Esq. Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse 106 E. College Ave., Suite 600 Tallahassee, FL 32301 (Attorney for Plaintiff) Joseph and Angela Schulte P.O. Box 35545 Panama City, FL 32412-5545 (Defendants) National City Bank n/k/a PNC Bank c/o CSC-Lawyers In-

corporating Service 50 W. Broad St., Suite 1800 Columbus, OH 43215 (Defendant) As published in the Washington County News on August 21, 2013 and August 28, 2013. 8-3385 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Division Probate File No. 2013 CP 000041 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARCUS DANIEL BLUE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marcus Daniel Blue, deceased, whose date of death was July 27, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N O T W I T H S TA N D I N G THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 21, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: A Awyne Williamson, Esquire Attorney for Brenda

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8-3375 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 13-20CP IN RE: ESTATE OF: RAYMOND L. SMOKER, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that the administration of the Estate of Raymond L. Smoker, File No. 13-20 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, 1293 Jackson Ave, Suite 100, Chipley, Florida 32428, the address of which is the Washington County Courthouse. The Personal Representative of the Estate is Ben Yoder. The name and address of the Personal Representative’s attorney is set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the Estate are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney and the amount the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk to enable the Clerk to mail one copy to the Personal Representative. All persons interested in the Estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objection they may have, the validity of the Will, or the qualifications of the Personal Representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. DATED THIS 31 day of July, 2013. J. DAVID HOUSE 16865 SE RIVER STREET BLOUNTSTOWN, FL 32424 (850)674-5481 FLORIDA BAR #282359 COUNSEL FOR PERSONAL REP. BEN YODER 620 HWY. 69 GRAND RIDGE, FL 32442 As published in the Washington County News on August 14, 2013 and August 21, 2013.

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ANNUAL HARVEST, FARM & CONSTRUCTION AUCTION. September 21st, 2013, 8:00AM. 5529 HWY 231 North Campbellton, FL, 32426. (3) Local farm dispersals, (2) Estates, Bank repos, City and County surplus, plus other consignments. Mason Auction & Sales LLC FL#642 AL#AB2766 850-263-0473, Office 850-258-7652, Chad Mason 850-849-07892, Gerald Mason m Web Site.

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2BR/2BA Mobile Home in quite park between Bonifay and Chipley. $425 plus Deposit. 547-4232 or 527-4911.

3BR/2BA MH, Real Nice. On Rattlebox Rd., Chipley. Quite area. Sorry, no pets. Day phone, 850-638-4630, night, 850-638-1434. Doublewide, very clean. 3/Bdrm 2/Bath, front & back porch. North of Bonifay. No pets, no smoking. $450/mo, $200 cleaning deposit. (850)547-2830. For Rent 2BR/2BA, 1367 Ledger RD, Chipley, FL. No Pets, $400/MO and $400/Dep. 638-0037. HUNTING LAND for rent or lease, 1 year or 5 years, 160 acres or 300 acres. For more information call 638-1911 or 326-0044. Very nice 3/Br,2/Ba MH. Just off Brickyard Rd. Nice area, nice yard. Sorry, no pets. Day phone 8-5, (850)638-4630, night (850)638-1434.

3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. 638-1918 3BR/2BA House in Chipley. Newly renovated kitchen & bathroom floors. Stove & refrigerator included. $700 a month. Call 850-547-3746. For Rent 1BR house in Chipley great neighborhood. $475/MO 850-258-3874. For Rent, 4BR/1½BA, No pets, HUD accepted, AC, references. $700/MO and $700/DEP in Chipley 638-7601. Nice clean houses, apartments & mobile homes for rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, houses for sale. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531.

Prime Property. Two 8 acres on Bedie Rd, Two 9 acres on Bedie Rd. 5 acres on Hwy 77. Some owner financing For more info call Milton Peel @ 850-638-1858 or 326-9109.

For Sell by Owner 3BR/2BA, Updated, .75 acre, CHA, conveniently located. Reduced to $65,000 OBO. 850-481-5352, 850-441-8181. Handicap Equipped.

Mercedes GL-550 SUV 2012; White with cashmere interior, loaded 19k miles. $68,500. Call Don Nations: 850-814-4242

Text FL62282 to 56654

For Sale 2013 Yamaha Dirt Bike, Blue/White, like new $1,800, cell phone 850-703-9325 in Chipley

PUBLIC AUCTIONOnline & Onsite- August 27 @ 10am, Preview: 08/26 10-4pm 7575 NW 70 Street, Miami, Fl 33166 Cigarette & Tobacco Manufacturing / Packaging Equipment, Forklifts, Unprinted Paper & Foil, Tools, Racking, Servers, Electronics & Accessories. 15% -18%BP Bankruptcy Vehicles: 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 S & 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 10% - 13% BP (Case #13-12543 / Case #13-18780) Visit www.moeckerauctions. com for Details, Photos and Catalog Moecker Auctions (800) 840BIDS $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013



Jackson County's New & Used Truck Center NEW3 201

F-150 4X4



SAVE $6,030 #13320

NEW3 201

MSRP..........................................................$43,285 CHIPOLA FORD DISCOUNT.......................$3,290 RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH........................$2,500 FORD CREDIT BONUS CASH....................$1,000 TRADE-IN ASSISTANCE.............................$1,250

SAVE $8,040 NOW




NEW3 201


SAVE $8,345 #13253


MSRP..........................................................$31,025 CHIPOLA FORD DISCOUNT.......................$2,030 RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH........................$3,000 FORD CREDIT BONUS CASH................... $1,000


NEW3 201

NEW3 201



MSRP..........................................................$49,585 CHIPOLA FORD DISCOUNT.......................$3,590 RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH........................$2,500 FORD CREDIT BONUS CASH....................$1,000 TRADE-IN ASSISTANCE.............................$1,250

MSRP..........................................................$62,365 CHIPOLA FORD DISCOUNT.......................$4,370 FMCC BONUS CASH..................................$2,500 TRADE-IN ASSISTANCE.............................$1,500




SAVE $8,070 #13262

MSRP..........................................................$43,815 CHIPOLA FORD DISCOUNT.......................$2,820 RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH........................$3,000 FORD RETAIL BONUS CASH.....................$1,000 TRADE IN ASST...........................................$1,250






4X2, LEATHER, 5.0 V8, 20" WHEELS

NEW3 201


SAVE $8,370




SAVE $8,815 #13288

MSRP.........................................................$63,810 CHIPOLA FORD DISCOUNT......................$3,815 RETAIL CUSTOMER CASH.......................$2,500 FORD CREDIT BONUS CASH...................$1,500




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WAS $21,995

WAS $21,995

NOW $16,995

NOW $19,995

NOW $19,995

WAS $34,995

NOW $33,995

NOW $19,995








4 CYL., ONLY 16K MILES, #13340B


WAS $28,995

WAS $34,995

WAS $20,995

WAS $21,995


WAS $19,995


WAS $16,995



NOW $14,995

NOW $24,995

NOW $32,995

NOW $17,995

NOW $19,995









POWER PKG., V8, 16K MI., #13379

WAS $16,995

WAS $18,995

WAS $295,995

3.5 ECOBOOST, CHROME PKG., 31K MI., #P3451

WAS $26,995

WAS $25,995

NOW $13,995

NOW $15,995

NOW $26,995

NOW $24,995

NOW $21,995

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12 FORD F-150 LWB



5.4, V8, 56K MILES, #13266A



WAS $19,995

NOW $17,995




4X2, 5.0, V8, 11K MILES, #P3436

WAS $15,995

WAS $22,995

WAS $24,995

WAS $24,995

NOW $13,995

NOW $18,995

NOW $21,995

NOW $22,995


HWY. 90 • MARIANNA, FL Plenty More Great Deals On the Lot To Choose From! (850) 482-4043 • 1 (866) 587-3673 Our Sales Team Is Here To Help You!




*All prices plus $299.50 P&H, tax, tag & title. All incentives applied. Incentives good thru 8/15/2013. 8/31/13 8/31/13 Pictures for illustration purposes only. Prices good thru 8/22/2013 ✳

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013



1,500 RAM BOXES! 4.7L V8, Auto, Heavy Duty Engine Cooling & Transmission Oil Cooler, Cruise, Auto/Halogen Headlamps, Locking Tailgate, UConnect, AmFm CD/USB/Aux, 6 Speaker, Pwr Win & Locks, Pwr Mirrors, Trailer Tow Wiring w/ 4-pin Connector, 17” Steel Wheels, All Season Tires, Tradesman Pkge, Remote Keyless Entry. Stk# H0785


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BRAND NEW 2013 RAM 1500 4x4



5.7L V8, automatic, 20” alloys, all season tires, pwr win & locks, pwr mirrors, remote keyless entry, locking tailgate, 40/20/40 bench seat, dual exhaust, automatic halogen headlamps, tinted glass, H0569


100’s Purchased with Fleet Discounts--SAVE THOUSANDS! BRAND NEW JEEP



6spd automatic, 17” alloys, all season touring tires, pwr w/l/m, keyless entry, halogen headlamps, deep tint solar glass, cruise, J0009





6spd automatic, 17” alloys, all season touring tires, halogen headlamps, deep tint sunscreen glass, pwr win & locks, pwr mirrors, keyless entry, cruise, htd front seats, J0011


8spd automatic, pwr driver seat, 17” alloys, On/off road tires, Bluetooth, cruise, keyless enter-n-go, J0012



3.6L V6, automatic, Shift-on-the-Fly 4WD system, cruise, keyless entry, pwr w/l/m, “Trail Rated”, hard top, on/off road tires, 16” wheels, front & rear tow hooks, H1335

19188 19288 28988 29999 $














34588 30988 34988


3.6L V6, 6spd automatic, heated front/rear seats, 17” polished alloys, 3rd row, rear entertainment, all season tires, backup camera, remote start, keyless entry, rain sensing wipers, rear air, H1043



3.6L V6, 8spd automatic, adaptive cruise ctrl, panoramic sunroof, FlexFuel, auto headlamps, 18” chrome wheels, all pwr, Bluetooth w/ streaming audio, htd/cooled front seats, backup camera, Garmin navigation system, htd rear seats, remote start, keyless entry, 276w amp, 6 premium speakers, dual climate ctrl, H0729




DODGE CHALLENGER R/T 5.7, V8 Hemi, automatic, 20” alloys, Bluetooth, Nav, 6.5” touch screen, 7 Boston Acoustics speakers w/ Subwoofer, all pwr, htd front seats, lthr trimmed seats, rear park assist system, halogen headlamps, H1202





DODGE AVENGER SXT DODGE JOURNEY SE CHRYSLER 200 LX 6spd automatic, 3.6L V6, dual exhaust, FlexFuel, 17” alloys, all season touring tires, tinted glass, pwr w/l/m, pwr driver seat, H0556



TOURING, 6spd automatic, Uconnect Voice Command w/ Bluetooth, pwr driver seat, Bluetooth streaming audio, keyless entry, cruise, pwr w/l/m, tinted glass, halogen headlamps, 17” alloys, all season touring tires.H0399

Automatic, 17” alloys, Uconnect voice command w/ Bluetooth, pwr driver seat, sunscreen glass, dual climate ctrl, keyless enter-n-go, keyless entry, 4.3” touch screen display, 17” wheels, all season touring tires, H0800



17388 18288 20488 785-1591 $






636 W.15th St

* W.A.C. Plus Tax, Tag & Fees. All rebates applied including $500 Military. $1,000 Trade Assist included on Ram Trucks Only. See Dealer for Details. Prices subject to change.

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