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WEEKEND Washington County News

Saturday, January 4, 2014

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Top 10 stories for 2013 By RANDAL SEYLER


July, August bring floods to area

Prom and Bridal Expo CHIPLEY — The Chipley Women’s Club will be sponsoring the Fifth Annual Prom and Bridal Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Washington County Ag Center. Admission is free. Booths will be filled by vendors of all the services related to weddings and other social gatherings. There will be event planners, photographers, caterers, florists, linens and other decorating accents, limousines, hair stylists, makeup artists, nail technicians, jewelers, videographers, DJ’s, musicians and much more. Prom dresses, mother-of-the-bride apparel and all the accessories will be modeled during the last hour of the expo. Door prizes will be given as guest visit the venders booths. For more information call 260-5896.

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County and state officials were surveying Washington County on July 9 afternoon, trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by the July 4 weekend’s torrential rain. The Florida Panhandle received more than 20 inches of rain between July 3 and July 7, and at one point, every road in Washington County was closed due to the flooding. Vernon was particularly hard hit, and the City Council met Monday in special session to discuss what can be done to recover. Homes and barns were flooded, and the city’s wastewater plant was also flooded. The town hall did not go unscathed, with leaks reported in several rooms including the council chambers and City Clerk Dian Hendrix’s office. “There was water in here and in these rooms,” Hendrix told the council. “I can’t work at my desk right now because of all the water.” The old high school gymnasium floor also got wet, and may be trying to warp, while another room and hallway at the old school had standing water in them. Mayor Michelle Cook attended the county meetings, and officials are trying to tally up the damage costs to see if the county and Vernon will qualify for any federal aid. Cook said 75 roads in the county were compromised by the rain, and 44 roads were deemed impassable. In August, more rain just made the situation worse. Chipley received between 5 and 15 inches of rain over the weekend of Aug. 16, according 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 on Aug. 18. Washington County residents were urged to stay off all roadways throughout the week and limit travel to essential only. “We have been declared a local emergency,” said Vernon Mayor Michelle Cook on Aug. 19. Washington County schools were closed due to the flooding and Public Works personnel were unable to keep up with the demand in responding to each flooded area and place barricades.

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CHIPLEY — 2013 is now relegated to the history books, but it is a year that won’t be soon forgotten my many Washington County residents. From record floods to record crowds at the Watermelon Festival, the year was anything but dull.

CHIPLEY — The North Bay Tribe will be holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Jan. 4, at the tribal grounds. All proceeds will go to the clan building fund. The tribal grounds are located at 1560 Lonnie Road, about five miles South of Chipley.


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Flooding in July and August did millions of dollars’ worth of damage to roads and structures throughout Washington County in 2013.

Washington County Manager Steve Joyner resigned in April, following criticism by Commissioner Lynn Gothard of the county’s decision to purchase a generator based on Joyner’s recommendation. It would be months before the roads were all reopened, and the Vernon and Washington County both are seeking FEMA funds to help cover the expensive repairs. Numerous volunteers from church groups worked in Vernon to help people repair damage to homes that was not covered by insurance or federal funds.

The Board of County Commissioners met on March 28 when Gothard read a prepared statement in which she alleged that County Manager Steve Joyner violated state laws when he arranged for the county to buy a generator from a fellow county employee — a generator that happened to be stored at Joyner’s residence. “After the meeting, I received information that the purchase had possiNO. 2 STORY OF 2013 bly violated both Florida statutes and County manager resigns county purchasing requirements,” Gothard said. following generator She began researching the inforaccusations mation and agreed that possible violaCounty Commissioner Lynn Go- tions had occurred and that more inthard said county purchasing policies formation and disclosure was needed. and state statutes might have been The following month, Joyner violated when the board voted to buy a generator in February. See TOP 10 A3

CHIPLEY — The Chipley “Paint the Plug” fire hydrant painting contest, sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council, is about to take off. Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett told the City Council in November the “Paint the Plug” project should be completed by March, and the Arts Council has come up with guidelines for the project. “We are providing the paint and brushes, and the Arts Council is handling the art,” Everett said, speaking on behalf of the Chipley Community Redevelopment Agency. “They are going to involve Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and various school organizations, and I think this is going to be an exciting project.” The topics of the fire plug paintings will be reviewed and approved by the Arts Council. In other towns, fire hydrants have been painted as subjects such as video game character Mario, Dalmatians wearing fire helmets, or flowers. According to the rules of the fire hydrant painting contest, the design should be “appropriate for a public space and should not endorse an individual, business, be political in nature, or be offensive in any way.” The registration period to paint a hydrant began Nov. 1 and runs until Jan. 6. A fee of $25 to enter per hydrant will be used to fund scholarships. For rules and an application, visit washingtoncountyarts, or contact Suzan Gage at 693-0808 or Tonya Pippin at 638-7700.

January is for the birds Special to the News CHIPLEY — The public is invited to attend Chipley Garden Club’s first meeting of 2014. The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Sunny Hills Community Center at 4083 Challenger Drive in Sunny Hills. Bird feeding is more than just a

hobby; it’s a way to connect with the outdoors and help the natural environment around you. Cindy Wolf, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Panama City, will speak on “Friendly Yard Birds: How to Feed Them and Attract Them to Your Yard.” Cindy will share her passion for our little feathered-friends and will

discuss, not only how to attract them to your yard, but also the proper feeding of common birds such as bluebirds, blue jays, and cardinals. If you would like more information about this meeting or Chipley Garden Club, please contact Club President Karen Roland at 638-9968. The club welcomes new members and visitors at anytime.

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Faith EVENTS The Harrelsons at Otter Creek PONCE DE LEON — The Harrelsons, will be singing at Otter Creek Methodist Church, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81.

Choir Festival BONIFAY — Bonifay FUMC is hosting “Everyone Sing!” choir festival for area choirs and singers on Feb. 1, 2014. All are welcome to participate. We will have group vocal technique classes in the morning followed by a joint rehearsal to learn three songs in the afternoon. The day ends with a concert at 6pm at Bonifay FUMC. Choirs participating include Baptist College of Florida, Walton High School, Bonifay FUMC, and Enterprise Masterworks Choir. For more information please contact royhoobler@

11th Hour to perform in Esto From Staff Reports ESTO — The gospel group 11th Hour will perform at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church in Esto. The concert is free and the group will surely bless your heart. There will be a love offering and everyone is invited to worship and fellowship with us. The church is located at 3205 Highway 2 in Esto. For more information call Chris Smith at 768-0843 or email

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Less is more Another Christmas shopping season is over. While there are still plenty of advertisements on TV, radio and the internet, they don’t seem quite as frantic as the commercials between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. There’s a frenzied undercurrent to holiday commercials, as if the world might somehow end if we don’t go dashing out the door to trample one another to death for Black Friday specials. Neither advertising executives nor corporate marketing SHANNON strategists are fools. SEYLER They may be shouting Faithfully Yours “Save, save, save!” in holiday ads, but the real message is “Spend, spend, spend!” How much do we really save by impulsively buying things we don’t need? When summer rolls around and consumers are still paying off credit card purchases made back in December, merchants are laughing all the way to the bank.Thrift and simplicity fall further by the wayside every year, but they’re important concepts that extend beyond mere finance. Frugality, economy and and simplicity also have spiritual implications. Briefly consider two major religious figures, Jesus and the Buddha. Did Jesus instruct his disciples to go on wild spending sprees? Did he tell them to go into debt to celebrate his birthday, build massive new churches they couldn’t pay off, or outdo one another with the latest fashions? No. He instructed them to observe nature in both its simplicity and majesty: “Consider the lilies how they grow:

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NONPROFIT OF THE WEEK: THE CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE While food banks and other community agencies often receive extra donations during the holidays, they also experience a massive strain on already overstretched budgets and resources. With so many people seeking assistance during the holidays, some organizations become nearly wiped out financially. Nonetheless, even after the budget has been exhausted, the need within the community continues. It’s not as if people stop being hungry or needing help after Christmas. So do a good deed and remember your favorite charity after the holiday season has ended. Charitable organizations need your help now more than ever. they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.” (Luke 12:27-29) As for Buddha’s spiritual awakening, he didn’t max out his credit card to gain enlightenment. In fact, he didn’t get ahead spiritually until leaving the splendor of the palace in which he’d been raised. Only after witnessing poverty, death and suffering firsthand did he begin awakening. As the old saying goes, less is more. We don’t realize what a burden possessions are until we try moving. Every time I move, I wonder how I amassed so much stuff. Notice that in the Gospels, when people wanted to follow Jesus, he didn’t tell them to rent a U-Haul and drag along all their possessions.

He told them to drop everything and follow him. Could you honestly abandon your earthly possessions in order to pursue a spiritual path? I recently watched a program about thrifty living. One suggestion was to avoid buying oversize packages of food. Even if food seems cheaper in bulk, it’s pointless if it rots before you finish it. This leads to waste, which is both morally and financially wrong. Each scrap of discarded food is like throwing away money. People who’d never toss cash into the garbage carelessly throw away leftovers. The result is the same: financial irresponsibility and needless waste. Waste violates the basic principles of stewardship. We can show compassion for other living beings — and our planet — by not foolishly squandering resources. We weren’t put here to carelessly destroy the environment or live with disregard for the well-being of others. So let’s stop wasting energy, food, money, time and spiritual effort. Perhaps we can think of ways, as the new year begins, to improve our lives by simplifying them.


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


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10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 6 p.m.: Third Monday Holmes/Washington Relay For Life Meeting at Patillos 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.


8 to 9 a.m.: Tai Chi Class at the Washington County Public Library, Chipley Branch 8 to 10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome.

10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley. 5 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church games start at 6:25 p.m. Call Peg Russ at 638-451 6 p.m.: Holmes County Commission meets second Tuesdays. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A


10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are fourth Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 1 p.m.: Line dancing, Washington Council on Aging in Chipley. 7 p.m.: Depression and Bipolar Support Group meets at First Baptist Church educational annex building in Bonifay. Call 547-4397.


7:30 a.m.: Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast every third Thursday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Amazing Grace Church USDA Food Distribution every third Thursday (Holmes County

Residents Only) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Money Sense at Goodwill Career Training Center; call 638-0093; every third Thursday 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides hot meals and socialization. 10:30 a.m.: Chipley Library preschool story time. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 6386217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m.: Care Givers Support group meets third Thursdays at the First Presbyterian Church at 4437 Clinton St. in Marianna. Noon: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at New Life Assembly Fellowship Hall, Chipley 1 p.m.: Caregivers Meeting at Washington County Council on Aging in Chipley for more information call 638-6216 2 p.m.: Writers Group meets the first Thursday of each month (unless a holiday) at the Chipley Library 4 p.m.: Holmes County Historical Society 2nd Thursday of each month. 6 p.m.: TOPS meets at 7 p.m. with weigh in at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church 6 p.m.: The Holmes County Historical Society meets first Thursdays at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 6 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging Line Dancing Class for more information call 638-6216 6:30 p.m.: T.O.P.S. Mt. Olive Baptist Church on State Road 79 North. 7 p.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on County Road 177A

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

HOLMES COUNTY Monday: Closed Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon Sunday: Closed

WASHINGTON COUNTY Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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

SUNNY HILLS Monday: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 1-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday: Closed

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Vernon receives $100,000 beautification grant The Vernon City Council learned the Garden Club will be receiving a $100,000 highway beautification grant and welcomed two new council members on March 25. Pam Cates shared a letter she had received from the Florida Highway Beautification Council notifying her that the Vernon Garden Club had received a $100,000 grant for a beautification project along Highway 79. “You may remember, I came before the council a few months ago asking for permission to apply for this project,” Cates said. “I was thrilled to find out that our project was accepted.”

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Chamber names ambassador, business of the year Good


1-3499 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Perry-McCall Construction, Inc. (Construction Manager) is soliciting bid proposals from General Trade, Roof-


music and fine fellowship were abundant when Washington County residents and business leaders gathered at the county agricultural center on April 4 for the annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet. The event features the presentation of the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year Award and the naming of the Washington County Business of the Year. The 2013 winners were Ambassador Cindy Johnson-Brown and Taylor Chiropractic, owned by Dr. Mark Taylor.

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Chipley Garden Club named ‘Club of the Year’ May 16, 2013 is a day Chipley Garden Club will remember for quite a while, as the club was named 2013 Garden Club of the Year at Florida Federation of Garden Club’s District II Spring Meeting in Port St. Joe. Past District II Director Jane Brewer announced that Chipley Garden Club was named Club of the Year at the 2013 FFGC Spring Convention at Ft. Myers. “This is the No. 1 award given by FFGC. I congratulate Chipley Garden Club on winning this prestigious annual statewide award,” Brewer said. “The award recognizes the Florida garden club that best excels in ALL of the following categories: Membership increase; service to membership; club programs and projects; members attending club, district, state meetings; and/ or sponsored programs. Chipley Garden Club truly shares the joys of gardening with their community and each other! This is an awesome accomplishment, not only for Chipley, but for District II.”

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please notify Kellie Bryant, Estimator at All visitors must check-in at the front office and be issued credentials. The address of the job site is 3665 Roche Avenue, Vernon, Florida 32462. Sealed bid proposals will be received at the offices of the Washington County School District, located at 652 Third Street, Chipley, Florida 32428. Bid proposals are due no later than 2:00PM, CST on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. All bid related questions should be directed to Kellie Bryant (via e-mail). Please do not contact the architect or School District personnel with questions related to this project. As published in the Washington County News on January 4, 2014, January 8, 2014, January 11, 2014 and January 15, 2014. 1-3501 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY FEMA PAVING CONTRACT Separate sealed BIDS for WASHINGTON COUNTY FEMA PAV-

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Human Resources Director Heather Finch was fired for being “grossly negligent” and unethical in her job duties, according to a Feb. 26 letter signed by County Manager Steve Joyner. The letter was hand delivered to Finch. The Washington County News obtained a copy of the letter after submitting a request for public documents under the state Sunshine Law. On Dec. 23, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to accept a settlement paying Finch $150,000 to settle a charge of discrimination with the Florida Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Historic water tower demolished Workers with Isler Demolition Inc. were in Chipley the evening of May 21 to tear down the historic Chipley water tower, which was determined in March to be a safety hazard. The tower sat at the corner of Highway 77 and Highway 90, and the intersection was closed to traffic while the demolition was being performed. The water tower was gone by the next morning. The cost of the project was $24,200, and the city plans to build a park on the lot once the water tower is removed. The city is planning on developing a park at the location where the water tower once stood.

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Watermelon Festival attracts record crowds

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Mayor wants fake flowers removed

The 57th annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival drew record crowds and featured top name entertainment this year, including country legend Joe Diffie. In spite of the rainy weather, hundreds gathered in Pals Park in Chipley to hear Diffie and country musician Andy Griggs perform for the first night of the two-day event. On Saturday at the Washington County Agricultural Center, bluegrass performers Dailey & Vincent held a concert for a packed house. As usual, all the musical events were free and open to the public.

Chipley City Council members discussed the need for a private property standards ordinance at the council’s June workshop on June 6. Mayor Linda Cain had a list of 52 properties from around the city that she said need cleaning up, and the primary property she was concerned with was a house on Main Street, where the lawn is decorated with artificial flowers. “Those silk flowers look ridiculous, you mean to say we can’t do anything about it?” the mayor asked City Code Enforcement Officer David Pettis Jr. “We don’t have a code against it,” Pettis said. The flowers remained in the lawn throughout the year.

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meetings being held in October and November. “Today is the beginning of our future,” said Ted Everett, executive director of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. “We have to have a plan, and we have to come together as a county.” “Economic development is too important to leave in the hands of just the Chamber or just the county commissioners,” said Jim Brook, executive director of Opportunity Florida and moderator of the symposium’s panel. The first symposium featured experts in the area of economic development, including Kenny Griffin of the Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board, Dr. David Goetsch, founder and life board member of the Okaloosa Economic Development Commission, Neal Wade of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, Larry Sassano, of Florida’s Great Northwest, Terry El-

lis, manager of West Point Home Inc. in Chipley, and Heather Squires of Enterprise Florida. The symposiums also began a SWOT analysis of Washington County which is ongoing in an effort for the county to develop a plan for economic development.. “I would rather have 10 businesses with five employees than one business with 50 employees,” Wade said. “One of the first things you need to do is stop going to Dothan or Panama City to shop. Spend that money here in town with a local business.” Wade said growing the businesses already in place is a key element of economic development that is often overlooked. “Economic development is the process of creating wealth and increasing the tax base,” Wade said. “If you can grow jobs, then you increase your tax base and everyone benefits.”

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ING CONTRACT. will be received by the W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS at the Washington County Administrator’s Office until 3:00 pm (CST) January 21, 2014 and will be read aloud immediately thereafter. All bidders on the project are required to be FDOT prequalified in all areas of new road construction. The bid will be awarded at the next regularly scheduled Washington County Commission Meeting. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS include all pertinent attachments necessary in order for bidders to properly respond. The documents may be examined at the following locations: Washington County Annex 1331 South Boulevard Chipley, FL 32428 Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the following locations upon payment of $50.00 for each set (Non-refundable). Preble-Rish, Inc., 877 CR 393 North, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 267-0759. Plans

can also be viewed at the following locations: Washington County Annex, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428 (805) 638-6200 The Board reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept and or reject any or all bids on the whole or in part with just cause, and to accept the bid that in their judgment will be in the best interest of Washington County. As published in the Washinton County News on January 4, 2014. 1-3498 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 67-10-CA-013 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-14, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARA

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RICHARDSON-COCHRAN A/K/A BARBARA K. LEWIS A/K/A BARBARA K. COCHRAN, JEROME COCHRAN U N K N O W N TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES,, Defendant(s). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 31, 2013 and an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 67-10-CA-013 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE C E R T I F I CATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-14, Plaintiff, and BARBARA K. RICHARDSON-COCHRAN A/K/A BARBARA


resigned his position with the county during the BOCC meeting. “This is something that has been weighing on me for the past couple of months,” Joyner said, “and I would like to resign my position as county administrator effective tomorrow.” “This breaks my heart,” Commissioner Todd Abbott said. “It’s not anything any one commissioner has done,” Joyner said. “This is something I’ve considered for a while.” The commissioners appointed Public Services Director David Corbin as a “point of contact” between the board and the county employees on April 30, and eventually named Corbin county coordinator.

K. LEWIS A/K/A BARBARA K. COCHRAN, JEROME COCHRAN, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Front Steps of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of January, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT “A.” BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH SIDE ON NORTH BOULEVARD 382.8 FOOT WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST FOR POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 00’ WEST ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF NORTH BOULEVARD 54 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 12’ WEST 150 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 00’ EAST 54 FEET, THENCE NORTH 00DEGREES 12’ EAST 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND

BEING IN THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A: 1203 OLD BONIFAY ROAD, CHIPLEY, FL 32428. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to

any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on L I N D A HAYES COOK CLERK OF THE COURT By: K. McDaniel Deputy Clerk As published in the Washington County News on January 4, 2014 and January 8, 2014.

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Farm land or pasture in Chipley & suroundding areas for the year 2014. 850-718-1859.

Experienced Private Caregiver for elderly and light housekeeping 850-547-4993

Lost Car Keys to Nissan with fob, and Silver heart. Lost on 12/31 in Chipley. Linda Pigott 850-638-4512


LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE: Like a big flea market, but yard sale prices. Friday and Saturday, January 3rd & 4th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue) Geneva, Ala. Near Courthouse.

Logistics/Transportation The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a Two (2) TEMPORARY HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I positions in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. Graduation from an accredited high school or general education degree (GED) is required. Applicants must have one (1) year verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment or six (6) months on the job training with the County in the operation of minor heavy equipment and have achieved departmental standards for operating equipment or successful completion of a six (6) month heavy equipment operator program from an accredited school. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. A valid Florida Class B CDL driver’s license with no restrictions and an acceptable driving record is required. Applications and job descriptions may be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. Applications may also be obtained at All interested applicants MUST submit an Employment Application. ALL applications must be submitted to the Administrative Office in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ office by 4:00 PM on January 16, 2014. All questions regarding this position or other vacancies should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 850-415-5151. Veterans’ Preference is accepted in accordance with FS 295.08. Equal Opportunity/ Drug-Free Workplace Web Id 34276714

Saturday, January 4, 2014


The News Herald is seeking an innovative and experienced

Sales Manager

Who will be responsible for leading and creating integrated multi-media sales strategies to drive revenue across multiple platforms. We are seeking a passionate, highly organized team player who will effectively train and motivate the sales team, using sales planners, the 5-step sales process and consistent accountability to drive their success. The Sales Manager will be creative, yet analytical. Responsibilities: z Meets or exceeds sales and revenue goals. z Advocates the methodical & standardized 5-step sales approach to buyers. This approach includes planning & preparing for the call, needs analyses, building a compelling solution, developing and closing an effective sales presentation, and following up to ensure client satisfaction. z Communicates and advocates the company’s vision for a world class sales team, excelling at building active accounts with solutions from a diverse product and services portfolio. Develops and consistently supports staff development by providing clear expectations, tools and training, sales goals, accountability and frequent feedback. z Collaborates with other managers to generate new sales ideas and stays abreast of product and platformchanges. z Develops sales team, striving for world class execution and results. This includes training/coaching, use of data in sales presentations, creating a vision and integrated sales campaigns for the client, producing sales presentations, and using analytics to measure the solution’s ROI for the client. Requirements: z Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience. z Proven record of successful leadership in a goal-oriented, highly accountable environment. z Successful record of team building and leadership. z Excellent organizational and analytical skills. The ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities is essential. z Digital sales experience. Proven digital sales management experiences. z A deep and broad understanding of the market and competition z Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills. z Proficient PC skills including Microsoft applications Excel and Word. In addition, must be well versed in digital sales tools, including job boards, search, email, social marketing and analytics. z Demonstrated innovation, leadership, communication, and staff development skills. Possesses ability to coach and be coached. z Strong ethical standards and integrity are a must. z Understanding of research tools is a huge plus. z Ensures that the business unit meets and/or exceeds revenue expectations z Proven sales management experience All full-time employees are eligible for health & dental insurance, Life/ AD&D/Long-term disability Insurance, 401k plan, and paid time off. In addition, we offer: Performance/Incentive Based Pay Scale Friendly Team Environment Supportive & Motivating Staff to help you succeed Positive, Professional, and Upbeat work environment We promote from within! Please submit resume and cover letter to EOE, Drug-free workplace Web ID#: 34266362 Text FL66340 to 56654

Medical office currently looking for an ARNP/PA to join our medical team. Our office specializes in Cardiology, Internal Medicine & Family Practice in Bonifay. Please fax resume & references to 850-547-5415, attn Kim Sasser.

3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. (850)638-1918

DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964

For Rent in Westville 3BR/2BA, large parlour, dining room, over 1700 SQ FT. late model Double Wide in good condition: city water, utility shed on 3 city lots. $550/MO. First and Last no Pets 850-263-9367.

Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www. b u l l d o g h i w a y. c o m . EOE

Admin/Clerical Job Opportunity:

City Clerk,

City of Vernon, FL The City of Vernon will be accepting applications for City Clerk; this is a highly responsible administrative and supervisory position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, acting as the custodian of the City’s records and seal; Notary, Clerk to the City Council. Work involves preparing City Council meeting agendas, minutes of City meetings, managing City contracts, receiving legal documents on the City’s behalf, and supporting the Mayor, Council Members and other personnel directly involved in the City’s management. Employee is also responsible for billing, collections, depositing, and reporting for the water department, Employee is responsible for preparing monthly financial reports to the Council, preparing payroll, filing quarterly tax reports, monthly tax reports and deposits, end of year payroll tax reports and processing W-2 and 1099 tax forms. Employee will be required to work evenings for Council Meetings and other City Board meetings. Employee must maintain effective working relationships, exercise independent judgment, confidentiality, discretion and initiative in carrying out the daily operations of the City. The City Clerk is an appointed official. Work is performed under limited supervision under the direction of the Mayor and City Council. Minimum Qualifications aKnowledge of effective budget processes, administrative principles, practices, procedures and methods. a Working knowledge of legal advertising requirements, intergovernmental relations, election laws and procedures, and procurement laws and procedures. aConsiderable knowledge of the practice and methods, and state regulations for public records management, retention, and disposition. aAbility to effectively organize, supervise, train, and direct employees. aProficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office & Quick Books Pro aAbility to communicate effectively orally and in writing. aKnowledge of accounts receivable and payable Training & Experience aHigh School Diploma or equivalent; prior city, town, or other governmental experience is a plus. Special Requirements aNotary Public of the State of Florida, or obtain license within three (3) months of employment. aValid Florida Driver’s License. aAbility to be bonded The City of Vernon is a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation and a driver’s license verification will be conducted. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Application Deadline: January 13, 2014. Rate of pay for this position: Depending on Qualifications Web Id 34276208

Executive Office

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

FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640 Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 2/BR. Financial Assistance available if qualified. 638-4640. Nice Upstairs 1BR Apartment. Kitchen, livingroom & large walk-in closet. Rent, $350.00/mth. Call 547-5244.


One Bedroom Apartment $475

3BR/2BA, MH for on Pioneer Rd. 8 5 0 - 8 4 9 - 6 8 8 5 0 - 7 6 8 - 3 5 850-638-9933.

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FOR RENT Nice mobile home excellent location in Chipley. No Pets. 850-638-4640 For Rent: 2BR/1BA Mobile Home Bonifay area. $300/month plus $300/deposit No pets. Call 850-547-2043 Leave message.

HUNTING LAND for rent or lease, 1 year or 5 years, 160 acres or 300 acres. For more information call (850)638-1911 or (850)326-0044. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 - $500 a month. 850-258-1594. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 and 3 Bedrooms in Cottondale, Central Heat and Air. $400 - $500 a month. 850-258-1594.

Everything NEW Stove/Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306.

3 Bdrm/2 bath Brick House for rent. Located at 1357 Old Bonifay Rd., Chipley. $600/mo, $300/depo. (850)527-5623. 2BR cabin 1BA, no pets. $400 month, 1st, and last month. Deposit required. 229-400-5645. 8 miles South Bonifay

Older 2BR/1BA Mobile Home $4,000 and Construction Office $2,000. Call 850-638-8804.

N Now accepting resumes for positions at our new Bonifay & Ch hipley locations. Available Positiions    

Nurse/CNA/MA Front Office/Reception Doctor/ARNP/PA Behavioral Health/Social Worker

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Office hours will be e Monday thru Friday 8:00-5:00 Bi-lingual (spanish h speaking) applicants are encouraged to apply Benefits available Pay depends on ex xperience PanCare of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) All applicants mu ust pass a background check and drug screen prior to e employment

PanCare of Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-pro ofit organization which operates Federally Qualified Health Ce enters in Bay, Walton, Liberty and surrounding counties


Email resumes to shuffman@ 4131 or fax to (850) 872-4 ✳

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