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IN BRIEF Watermelon Pageant concludes tonight CHIPLEY — The 57th annual Panhandle Watermelon Pageant will conclude at 6:30 p.m. today at the Washington County Agricultural Center. Door admission is $5 per adult and free for children 3 and under. There will be a People’s Choice Award winner in each age division. For more information, call Teresa Bush daytime at 263-4744 or evenings at 2633072, or call Sherry Saunders evenings at 263-3554.

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AMVETS lodge looking for new home Resident questions zoning changes

new location outside the city limits, but Washington County Planning Commission members say county zoning and liquor laws might hamper that move. Chipley resident Miles AnderBy RANDAL SEYLER son came before the commission 638-0212 | @WCN_HCT Tuesday to ask questions about the zoning of a piece of property in CHIPLEY — AMVETS Post 7 of Washington County that the AMChipley is considering moving to a VETS were looking at purchasing

for use as a lodge. “When we reviewed the zoning status it said ‘commercial,’� Anderson said, “but when we called the planning office we were told it was residential.� Senior Planner Mike DeRuntz explained that the property Anderson was talking about is zoned as residential property on the county’s Future Land Use Map. The

building on the land was once used as a fraternal lodge, Anderson said, and he asked why the property’s zoning changed from commercial to residential. He also said that in checking real estate listing and with the county property appraiser’s office, the property is still listed as commercial.


EYE OF THE BEHOLDER? Artificial flowers displayed in lawns, such as the one seen at this Main Street residence, were the topic of discussion at Thursday’s Chipley City Council workshop.

Alford health clinic open today ALFORD — The Alford Community Health Clinic will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. ACHC is a free clinic for patients who do not have medical insurance and who meet federal income guidelines. Appointments are available by calling 263-7106 or 2095501, and walk-ins are always welcome. All patients are urged to sign in before noon. ACHC is two blocks east of U.S. 231 in Alford, at 1770 Carolina St.

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Council talks code enforcement Mayor wants fake flowers removed from lawn By RANDAL SEYLER

638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — Chipley City Council members discussed the need for a private property standards ordinance at the council’s June workshop on Thursday. 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 that has its lawn decorated with artificial flowers. “Those silk flowers look ridicu-

“Those silk flowers look “What if I don’t like azalea bushes? ridiculous. You mean to say we Should we write a code saying no can’t do anything about it?� one can have azalea bushes?� Linda Cain Chipley mayor lous. 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. He said the artificial flowers were planted in a flowerbed in the lawn, but Cook disagreed. “They aren’t in a flowerbed, they’re just strewn about in the yard. It looks terrible.� “We’ve got a good set of codes

David Pettis Jr. Chipley code enforcement officer here; I’m not really sure how the council wants to proceed,� City Administrator Dan Miner said. He asked the council members to look at the code and make a list of concerns they have about private property standards, then they can discuss how to respond to those concerns. “One issue we have is how do we recover any funds we spend on cleaning up properties?� Miner said.

City Attorney Michelle Taggart told the council the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that municipalities are not allowed to supersede mortgages with their liens, which makes recovery of fines more difficult. “Look at the codes and see if there is anything we can do to reduce debris or dilapidated


Minchin receives Arts Council scholarship


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CHIPLEY — Mary Beth Minchin of Chipley was the 2013 recipient of a $500 Scholarship from the Washington County Arts Council. Mary Beth’s interests include music, writing, photography and sewing. She currently helps lead the youth praise band at Shiloh Baptist Church by selecting music, playing guitar and singing for the youth service on Wednesday nights. She is also an active member in Shiloh’s choir and sings with them each Sunday. Her scholarly plans include pursuing a degree in the Arts.

She is a student at Chipola College where she will complete her Associate in Arts degree. Following completion, she is tentatively planning to transfer to BCF and major in Contemporary Worship. Mary Beth is the daughter of Malcolm and Beth Minchin of Chipley. The Washington County Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Washington County Artist and performers as well as bringing artist form other regions to our county. For more information about the WCAC, please visit


Washington County Arts Council Board members present the 2013 scholarship to Mary Beth Minchin, center. Presenting the award are Jim Ackerman, Joan Ackerman, Tonya Pippin, and President Suzan Gage.

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Chipley seniors earn recognition, awards Special to the News CHIPLEY — The Senior Awards Program was held on May 28 at Chipey High School in the auditorium. Chipey High School Seniors Harry “Bubba” Davis and Aaliyah Coleman were named the 2013 L.E. “Earl” Sellers Memorial Award winner for outstanding athlete. The award is sponsored by the Washington County News was presented Tuesday at the Chipley High School senior awards program. Students are selected by the faculty for the honor. Students also received honors for academic achievements and numerous scholarships. Students receiving awards at the ceremony included: Chipola Recognition Scholarship: Sarah Bowen Vocal Music Scholarship to Chipola College: Garrett Pletcher Chipola Regional Arts Association Scholarship: Damion Potter Instrumental Music Scholarship to Chipola College: Denise Spracklen Washington County Scholarship Trust: Jasmine Belser, Zack Butler, Kara Bush, Jackson Cagle, Courteney Lee, Garrett Pletcher, Allie Rudd, Rakeia Sorey West Point Home Scholarship: Allie Rudd Cattleman’s Association Scholarship: Taylor Birge Washington County Education Association Scholarship: Allie Rudd Take Stock in Children: Loretta Latham, Courteney Lee, Josh Pitts, Rakeia Sorey Washington County Chamber of Commerce: Julia Veit Kiwanis Club: Garrett Pletcher, Josh Pitts, Allie Rudd, Taylor Williams Chipley Woman’s Club: Josh Pitts Earl Sellers Award: Bubba Davis, Aaliyah Coleman Washington-Holmes Technical Center: Joshua Corbin, Colleen Taylor, Dimple Patel, Braylee Pooser, Morgan Worley Summa Cum Laude’ Graduates (Earned a weighted GPA of 3.85 or higher): Jasmine Belser, Sarah Bowen, Mary Bowen, Kara Bush, Zackary Butler, Jackson Cagle, Sara Compton, Jenna Corbin, Bubba Davis, Fletcher Dilmore, Danielle Gainer, Ed Laird, Zach Lankist, Loretta Latham, Tiffany Laurie, Austin Miles, Dimple Patel, Tyler Pettis, Garrett Pletcher, Braylee Pooser, Kirstin Redfield, Allie Rudd, Rakeia Sorey, Denise Spracklen, Julia Veit, Bridget Vickers, Corrie Wilkins, Mary Helen Wilson


At left, Allie Rudd was recognized as a Journalism Senior by club sponsor Millie Kindig. At right, senior members of the

physics class are honored.

Magna Cum Laude’ Graduates: Hunter Brock, Emily Clark, Morgan Locke, Sierra Stoe, Robert Sullivan, Brittany Woods Williams Family Reunion Association: Sarah Bowen Bright House Networks Future Leader Award: Fletcher Dilmore American Legion Award: Colton TenzelWalser, Bridget Vickers Scholastic Achievement Medallion: Zachary Butler, Jackson Cagle, Julie Veit M.R. Coggin Scholarship: Allie Rudd SASHTO Scholarship: Ed Laird Burger King McLamore Scholarship: Bubba Davis Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship: Mary Helen Wilson Auburn University - College of Math & Science Scholarship: Mary Helen Wilson Accepted in the Auburn University Honors Program: Mary Helen Wilson Sandy Kirkland Fleck Scholarship: Allie Rudd AT&T Foundation Scholarship: Zachary Butler Falling Waters Presidential Volunteer Service Award: Zachary Butler Accepted in the University of Florida Honors Program: Zachary Butler Boy State Participants: Fletcher Dilmore, Morgan Locke 2013 Science Olympiad - 3rd Place: Loretta Latham 2013 Science Club - Most Outstanding Member: Loretta Latham 2013 Chemathon - Honorable Mention: Loretta Latham and Denise Spracklen 2013 Envirothon - Honorable Mention: Denise Spracklen, Dimple Patel, Loretta Latham

2013 Robotic Competition - 2nd Place: Loretta Latham, Hunter Brock, Allison Rudd, Zachary Lankist National Honor Society Senior Members: Mary Bowen, Sarah Bowen, Zackary Butler, Sara Compton, Jenna Corbin, Bubba Davis, Ed Laird, Zach Lankist, Austin Miles, Dimple Patel, Tyler Pettis, Denise Spracklen, Julia Veit, Bridget Vickers, Mary Helen Wilson National Honor Society Scholarship: Bridget Vickers Seniors on the Bible Club Leadership Team: Loretta Lathem, Julia Veit, Garrett Pletcher Key Club Recognition: Allie Rudd, Josh Steverson, Mary Helen Wilson Journalism Senior: Allie Rudd Vocal Music Awards: Julia Veit, Landon Odum, Garrett Pletcher, Damion Potter, Brittany Woods, Ebony Williams, Aaliyah Coleman, Brandon Licea, Kaylah Lara, Savannah Wall Outstanding Musician: Julia Veit Theatre: Co-President, Damion Potter; Co-President, Garrett Pletcher; Vice President, Landon Odum Lead Performer Awards: Julia Veit, Landon Odum, Damion Potter, Garrett Pletcher, Julia Veit Juniorettes Recognized: Kara Bush, Emily Clark, Araceli Galvan, Dimple Patel, Laridsa Reyes, Mary Helen Wilson Seniors Recognized for Service: Julia Veit and Joshua Steverson Seniors Recognized for Citizenship: Rakeia Sorey and Cole Western

FFA Senior Officers: President, Emily Clark; Vice President, Taylor Birge; Chaplain, Morgan Locke Senior FFA Members Recognized: Devan Blair, Colby Chance, Holly Davis, Lauren Estes, Tiffany Laurie, Libby Patterson, Robert Patterson, Blayne Rustin, Taylor Williams Seniors Recognized for School Spirit: Allie Rudd and Hunter Brock. PROGRAM SEQUENCE COMPLETERS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA) Administrative Assistant: Savannah Wall, Omar Sasser-Mask, Jasmine Belser, Kaylah Lara Web Design: Bridget Vickers, Rakeia Sorey, Hannah West Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Word in FBLA: Jasmine Belser Certification in Word and PowerPoint in FBLA: Ryan Dawson Certification in Word, Excel and PowerPoint in FBLA: Savannah Wall FBLA District First Place in Technology Concepts: Ryan Dawson FBLA First Place in Public Speaking II: Kaylah Lara FBLA Fourth Place in Technology Concepts: Qaasim Gibson FBLA President for the year: Qaasim Gibson FBLA President first semester: Dimple Patel UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Athletic Awards: Hunter Brock, Jasmine Belser Musicianship Award: Malcolm Funderburk Leadership Award: Dylan Clark

Sen. Gaetz rips feds for sequestration PANAMA CITY — State Senate President Don Gaetz blasted the “dysfunctional” federal government Wednesday, saying the “mindless” sequestration cuts might force him and House Speaker Will Weatherford to call a special SEN. DON session to remedy funding cuts. GAETZ While meeting with The Panama City News Herald’s editorial board, Gaetz also said the Legislature shouldn’t be reconvened to work out a solution on implementing the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare); that he supports greater attention being paid to Apalachicola Bay; and that the Senate will hold hearings on a recent $52 million deal approved by Citizens Property Insurance Corp.

Sequestration Gaetz, a Niceville Republican, said he was to receive a list

Wednesday of state services and projects that will lose federal funding under sequestration. These include the National Guard and mental health and substance abuse programs. “Your federal government in Washington is dysfunctional; it’s the Hatfields and the McCoys. They can’t pass a budget and so they’ve got a mindless sequestration,” he said. So, there’s a looming question, Gaetz said, whether he and Weatherford should call a special session to bail out the federal government. Gaetz laid out Florida’s options to deal with the sequestration cuts — shortchange programs and those who have contracts through those programs; raise taxes; deplete the state’s cash reserves; or reroute other state monies to the affected programs. Gaetz already sounded a warning on sequestration earlier in the week. He and Weatherford wrote Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, asking that federal military technicians be exempted from the furloughs, which start July 8. The Florida National Guard would be affected by the seques-

tration cuts, and their service is vital during and after disasters, the letter said. But, Gaetz said, there’s been no response from Washington. “They have a Dumpster on Capitol Hill,” Gaetz said. “There’s a sign on the side of it that says ‘input from the states.’ That Dumpster gets filled during the week, and then dumped in the Potomac River on Friday nights.” Gaetz, more seriously, said letters also were sent to Florida’s congressional delegation. He said every member of the delegation should “think as a Floridian” and apply common sense to the cuts. “Sequestration is not just a federal issue, but it’s a state issue — and it suddenly becomes a local issue, especially if a hurricane hits Northwest Florida,” he said.

ObamaCare Gaetz was adamant the state Legislature shouldn’t reconvene to pass a deal on implementing the Affordable Care Act because the parties are too far apart. He said there needs to be a “landing zone.” “The governor, as you know, has gone from: ‘No, no, hell no’ to

‘Yes, please, I’ll take two scoops on Medicaid expansion,’ ” he said. The House, meanwhile, doesn’t want to expand Medicaid or take the billions in federal dollars that comes with it, and the Senate wants the money but doesn’t want to expand Medicaid; instead it would use the money to allow Floridians to buy private insurance. “You really have three parties, none of whom look at this the same way,” Gaetz said.

Apalachicola Bay Gaetz also is ready to put a greater state focus on the ailing Apalachicola Bay, which has seen a steep decline in its oyster harvests, largely because of the lack of freshwater flowing down the Apalachicola River. “People are now beginning to understand how significant and important that issue is,” he said. Gaetz said he expects more attention will be paid to it in the future, and to solve it there needs to be interstate cooperation with Georgia, where the water feeding the bay originates. “We ought to be banging on the door of the governor of Georgia all the time and trying to figure out

what we can do that would make it worthwhile for them to cooperate with us,” he said. The state has taken some feeble steps, including $3 million in the state budget for the bay, some of which will monitor water flow down the river. Gaetz even gave a creative suggestion on how to gain leverage against Georgia for more water flow. He said that plenty of people who use the state-subsidized Citizens Insurance aren’t residents. “Now, I’m not talking about starting a trade war, but I do think that I’ve learned in business and a little bit in politics that if negotiation is to occur somebody has to want something or they have to want something to stop,” he said. Gaetz said he and state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, who chairs the Banking and Insurance Committee, worked on the idea to allow for “differential rates” for the insurance program. “I think we’re in a position to play that card, and it needs to become very important for the governor, and not just him, it needs to become very important for Will Weatherford and me,” he said.

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“I understand how you may feel about alcohol sales, and the consumption of alcohol, but in this country, you are allowed to make a choice, whether or not you want to purchase or consume alcohol,” Anderson said. Anderson said he had called DeRuntz’s office and been told that he could not sell alcohol under the county’s current zoning laws. “I would like someone to sit down with me and explain why it’s okay to sell a six-pack three miles north of town, but I can’t negotiate for a piece of property to move a fraternal organization to,” Anderson said.

DeRuntz said he would be more than happy to explain the ordinances to Anderson. “What we have here are a couple of issues. First there is the property zoning, then there is the alcohol sales issue.” The property zoning became residential during the ongoing process of creating the Future Land Use Map, which began back in 1975, Commissioner Roger Hagan said. “It’s not just us, a lot of people have sat in these chairs during this process.” The property would have been operating as a fraternal organization as a nonconforming usage, DeRuntz said, which

meant that when it ceased to be a fraternal organization the property reverted back to its original zoning, which was low density residential. As for selling and consuming alcohol on premises, the rules in Washington County are pretty clear, DeRuntz said. “It’s prohibited. There is an exception for convenience stores, but clubs and restaurants are not allowed to sell alcohol.” Anderson complained that the real estate listing did not match the county’s designated zoning, but real estate consultant Jim Town, who was in the audience, said that it was the

real estate broker’s job to make sure the zoning was correctly identified for a listing. “A lot of real estate agents do get in touch with Mike (DeRuntz) and make sure to get the proper land use.” Town noted that even if the county rezoned the proposed property as commercial, that would not mean that Anderson would automatically get a liquor license. DeRuntz said he spoke with Anderson again on Thursday attempting to set up a meeting with him and his real estate agent. “We’ll try and get his issues resolved.”


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NOAA resets snapper season By VALERIE GARMAN

747-5076 | @valeriegarman PANAMA CITY BEACH — Recreational anglers in the Gulf of Mexico will have a 28-day season for red snapper in federal waters regardless of what state shoreline they fish. Officials from the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration announced the change Monday after a judge’s ruling last week that forced the agency to re-evaluate its management procedures. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Brownsville, Texas, overturned an emergency rule

that gave NOAA authority to set separate federal seasons for recreational snapper harvest in the five Gulf states. Hanen said the rule was used to penalize anglers in states that enact fishing seasons that do not match the federal season, which include Florida, Texas and Louisiana. “That wasn’t the intent, but that was the judge’s ruling,� NOAA Fisheries regional administrator Roy Crabtree said. “That’s the law now and we’ll abide by it.� Billy Archer, a third generation Panama City charter fisherman, sits on the board of the Charter Fisherman’s Association, an organization that joined Texas and

Louisiana in the lawsuit against NOAA Fisheries. “Basically what happened, the way the lawsuit was filed, the states of Texas and Louisiana were the primary plaintiffs, but we were a part of that group,� said Archer, who captains the boat “Seminole Wind� out of St. Andrews Marina. “The whole purpose of the lawsuit is that you can’t penalize the states — Florida, Texas, Louisiana — because they chose to go noncompliant.� Crabtree said NOAA Fisheries estimated the daily catch rate for state and federal seasons and determined a 28-day Gulfwide season would keep the catch within the recreational quota.

“The bottom line is that you can’t treat each state differently,� Archer said. “The judge had no idea about red snapper as far as fishing goes, but he understood the law.� NOAA finalized its federal snapper seasons last month, allowing a 34-day season in federal waters off Mississippi and Alabama, where the season in state waters, which extend 9 miles offshore, mirrors the federal season. The noncompliant states faced shorter seasons: 26 days in Florida, 24 in Louisiana and 17 in Texas. In Texas, state waters are open for snapper fishing yearround with a four-fish bag limit, and state waters in Louisi-

ana are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 23 through Sept. 30, with a three-fish bag limit. Florida’s 44-day season and two-fish bag limit was set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in April. “The commission decided to choose a 44-day season rather than a compliant season based on public comments and concern and based on snapper (stock) being better off than we previously thought,� said FWC spokeswoman Amanda Nalley. Nalley said the ruling will have no effect on what happens in state waters.

Fla Choppas finish season undefeated By VALERY MCALLISTER-LAWTON Special to the News

CHIPLEY — The Fla Choppas, a 9-10 year olds team Chipley team coached by Jamar Franklin, had an undefeated 13-0 season this year. Some of the team members have gone on to the All Stars team, which is playing in the AAA District Tournament, which kicked off Friday with Chipley taking on Poplar Springs. The tournament concludes today at 7 p.m. at Pals Park. Franklin is a Chipley High graduate and baseball star prospect who would have gone on to college had it not been for a diagnosis of cancer right before his senior season. Franklin’s diagnosis resulted in multiple surgeries at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and through much prayer and faith in God, is now healed of cancer. For the love of the sport of baseball and a love for the youth in his community, he started the Fla Choppas, a team in which most of the players had never stepped on a baseball diamond, one being his own son, Malik Franklin.

Coach Franklin sponsored the Fla Choppas, and has exposed these youth to the All-American sport of baseball, and given them an opportunity to play baseball and broaden their horizons, who otherwise might have never gotten the chance to play baseball. The regular season has come to an end at PALS Park, and now coach Franklin, and assistant coach Joey Tharp will coach the AAA Dixie Youth 9-10 year olds. The All Stars has placed 12 of the league’s best together to compete in District Playoffs. Those chosen from PALS Park are Ziar Potter, Malik Franklin, Justin Keys, Kaden Tharp, Logan Pumphrey, Parker Smelcer, Khalil McKinnie, Isaac Berry, Caleb Watford, Will Taylor, Konner Odom and Trevor Balkcome as the AAA All-Star Team for 9-10 year olds. Top pitchers are Ziar Potter, who has never played before, and according to Coach Franklin is “a natural� and also pitching is Malik Franklin. Behind the plate defense will be Kaden Tharp and Isaac Berry. Solid hitting offense will be Logan Pumphrey, Malik Franklin along with others.


Members of the undefeated Fla Choppas baseball team include, front row from left, Parker Smelcer, Isaac Berry, Caleb Watford, Will Taylor, Ziar Potter, Malik Franklin; and middle row, from left, Konnor Odom, Kaden Tharp, Trevor Balkcome, Khalil McKinnie, Justin Keys, Logan Pumphrey. Coaches are assistant coach Joey Tharp, left, and head coach Jamar Franklin.

CODE from page A1 houses,� Miner said. The mayor said the legal process of hunting down property owners and sending them letters takes too long to do anything about cleaning up neglected properties. “It’s a matter of due diligence,� Miner said. “There is a legal process we have to follow, and it does take some time.� The city has to find the abandoned or neglected property owners and notify them of the problem. Then if nothing is done, the city

can seek citations, fines and liens. But the process is time-consuming. Miner said as generations pass, properties change from homes to rental properties, and often the pride of ownership and care of lawns and homes falls to the wayside. “Often the kids have moved off to Illinois or who knows where, and it’s just a rental property to them. There’s no upkeep on the properties,� Miner said. For abandoned properties, if the city decides to

tear them down, they have there,� the mayor said. dig the property owners a artificial flowers. to bear the expense of tear- “You know it’s not the flowerbed and plant them “I’m serious. I will go ing down the property and same.� real flowers if they would dig them a flowerbed,� she clearing the lot, money Cain said she would go allow her to take away the said. that will most likely never be returned to the city. When the topic returned to the artificial flowers, Pettis said the aesthetic appeal of artificial flowers was a matter of opinion, not a subject of code.         “What if I don’t like azalea Mow like the pros with Kubota’s newest zero-turn mower. bushes?� Pettis asked the mayor. “Should we write a code saying no one can Expect Commercial-Grade Transmission have azalea bushes?� Expect Professional Quality Mower Deck “Don’t even try to go

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PUBLIC NOTICE REGULAR BOARD MEETING PUBLIC HEARING AND EXECUTIVE SESSION The Washington County Board of County Commissioners Meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday, June 27, 2013 to Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. In the County Commission Board Room located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida.

After the Regular Meeting is convened the Board will go into a closed Executive Session pursuant to section 286.011(8), Florida Statutes. The subject matter of the Executive Session is the pending litigation in: Case Number 67-12-CA-330 Kirk v. City of Vernon/WCBCC Case Number 67-09-CA-522 SHVFD v. WCBCC Following the closed Executive Session, the Board will reconvene in an open Session so that the Chair may announce the termination of the Executive Session, and the Board may consider general issues relating to the pending litigation. SPECIAL NEEDS: IF YOU OR SOMEONE ATTENDING WITH YOU IS DISABLED OR REQUIRES SPECIAL SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE IN ADVANCE AT 638-6200. 


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Faith EVENTS Summer Kick-Off Outreach CHIPLEY — There will be a Summer Kick-Off Outreach Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, June 8, at Shivers Park in Chipley. There will be free food, inflatable bounce house and slide, face painting, prizes and lots of fun. For more information call 638-1791.

Dedication of Service CARYVILLE — St. Mary Women’s Missionary Society will be holding a Dedication of Service ‘Naming” ceremony, at 11 a.m. today at St. Mary A.M.E. Church in Caryville. For more information contact Sister Yates at 548-1209, Sister Broxton at 373-7112 or Pastor Richard Davis III, at 557-7723.

Caryville Baptist Church Homecoming CARYVILLE — Caryville Baptist Church will be holding homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Charlie Clifton, who was the former pastor from 199194, will bring the message. Guest singers will be Edsel and Judy Jenkins. A covered dish dinner will follow.

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

Tiptons Family Singers CARYVILLE — The Tiptons Family Singers will be at the Caryville Evangelistic Center at 6 p.m., on Sunday, June 9.

Hickory Hill Baptist Church Kingdom Rock A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted at Hickory Hill beginning Sunday, June 9 and concluding on Thursday, June 13. At Kingdom Rock, kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience epic Bible adventures, make fun crafts, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with Fanfare Finale — a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 7:55 to 8 p.m. Kingdom Rock is for kids from four to 12 years old and will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m., each day. For more information, call Catherine at 333-0729.

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Use your common sense Sometimes, I end up on religious mailing lists I never signed up for. For instance, there’s a Baptist church in another state that frequently sends me their prayer list, despite the fact that I’ve never visited that church, have never been to the town where it’s located, and am not a Baptist. How they found me, I’ll never know. But occasionally, I get far more disturbing mailings. Recently, a person claiming to speak directly for Jesus Christ found his way into my mailbox. His prophecies read like the script of a low-budget horror film. During my years covering the religion beat, I’ve encountered SHANNON multiple people who SEYLER claim to speak for Faithfully Yours various deities and supernatural beings. One trend is all too common: their words are frequently dark, negative, hostile and even bordering on the sociopathic. The messages can be intensely sadistic, brimming with elaborate, gruesome descriptions of the fate of those who don’t share the writer’s beliefs. You’d think a deity communicating with humankind would have something a little more uplifting to pass along, and might also consider selecting spokespersons with writing skills beyond those of a first-grade dropout. Whether or not modern-day prophets are valid is up to you to decide. But there are more people claiming the role than ever before, and when they start saying completely conflicting things, someone’s got to be wrong. I was once told, by a selfproclaimed prophet, that Jesus would return before the winter of 1984. I was assured, by yet another prophet, that a major natural disaster would befall America before 1990 — the Pacific Ocean would swallow up the western

NONPROFIT OF THE WEEK: FLORIDA PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY NETWORK The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s mission statement notes that they “promote and facilitate the stewardship, public appreciation, and value of Florida’s archaeological heritage through regional centers, partnerships, and community engagement.” This group provides public education about Florida’s historical treasures. They work on preservation plans, provide assistance to local governmental agencies, and hold a Boy Scout archaeology merit badge clinic. The organization has programs and resources for teachers, park rangers and the general public, as well as offering information on archaeological stewardship, submerged archaeological sites and other topics related to regional historical and archaeological preservation. The Florida Public Archaeology Network 207 East Main Street Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-0050 states, turning Arkansas and Missouri into beachfront property. But another person proclaimed that Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee would all be obliterated long before then due to an earthquake at the New Madrid fault line. Others proclaimed that the world would end by 2000, although several others had predicted that it would end well before then. We all know how Harold Camping’s recent end-of-the-world prophecies turned out. As a kid, I was told that John F. Kennedy survived and would re-emerge as the Antichrist. Later, I was informed that Prince Charles of England, Ronald Reagan and dozens of other figures are the Antichrist. Today, so many people have been identified as the Antichrist that it would take a stadium to hold them all. I maintain something of an interest in prophecies, new religious movements and conspiracy theories. I find them strangely intriguing at times (although not necessarily true). I also find the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg interesting. But when people

Special to the News ESTO — Mount Zion Independent Baptist Church in Esto will present the Bowling Family in concert at 7 p.m. on June 21. The church is located at 3205 Highway 2 in Esto. The concert is free and open to the public. There will be a love offering only. This is sure to be a wonderful evening full of praise with one of the top groups in southern gospel music. Everyone is invited to come enjoy some great singing. For more information, call 547-5302 or email mtzionindp@gmail. com.

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start promoting destructive ideas or fueling public paranoia, the intrigue fades away and it just gets disturbing. I realize that many religions, including my own, have a history of prophecy. I’m not knocking that, nor do I automatically dismiss those claiming to be contemporary prophets. But sometimes, certain writings are the unmistakable products of both a fertile imagination and a morbid sense of glee at the prospect of human suffering. You can tell when a writer is just being turned on by his own descriptions of death, destruction and damnation. The kind of person who finds delight in suffering is not the kind with whom I care to be acquainted. I’m not going to tell you what to believe. If you feel that you or someone else is a valid prophet, that’s your call. But I don’t think it’s wrong, sinful or inadvisable to apply a certain amount of common sense to messages from people claiming to speak for the Almighty. As with anything else in life, pick your prophets carefully.

The Bowling Family to perform


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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Community CALENDAR FRIDAY 6 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study at Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Westville. 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: On third Fridays, Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) will have a plate lunch available to anyone as a fundraiser for our local senior citizens. Plates are $6. Must make reservation at 638-6216 or 638-6217. 3:30: Bead Class every second Friday at Laurden-Davis Art Gallery call 703-0347 5 p.m.: Red Hill Methodist Church Mission Supper 4th Friday of every month January – September. 6-8 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging 50+ dance club for more

information call 638-6216 6-8 p.m.: Marianna’s Gathering Place Foundation has a get-together for 50+ senior singles, widowed or divorced on last Fridays at Winn Dixie in Marianna. Come join the fun for games, prizes and snacks while you get your shopping done. For more information, call 526-4561. 8 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting at Chipley Presbyterian Church.

SATURDAY The Holmes County Community Health Clinic located at 203 W. Iowa Street, Bonifay, will be open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the first and third Saturday The Alford Community Health Clinic will be the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen.

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

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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Community EVENTS CHIPLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 57th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Pageant will conclude tonight at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Washington County Ag Center 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Panhandle Watermelon Festival. Door admission is $5 per adult and applies to all individuals with the exception of contestants. Admission is free for children three and under. There will be a Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Award winner in each age division. This has no effect on the overall winners. The contestants from each age division that collects the most money will win the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Title for that age division and will receive a trophy at the pageant. For more information call Teresa Bush daytime at 2634744 or evenings at 263-3072 or call Sherry Saunders evenings at 263-3554.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Landmark Park DOTHAN, Ala. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Landmark Park will kick off the summer with the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social today from 5 to 8 p.m., in celebration of National Dairy Month. Entertainment will include music in the Gazebo by the Wiregrass Brass, butter churning, wagon rides and a cakewalk, plus old-fashioned games and a quilt exhibit. An exhibit of antique dairy implementsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including butter churns, molds and ice cream separatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on loan from park member Billy Dekle, will be displayed in the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s church. The Alabama Dairy Farmers will bring the Mobile Dairy Classroom to explain and demonstrate the modern milking process. Park volunteers will be scooping free single dip cones of chocolate, vanilla, peach

and butter pecan ice cream, donated by Bedsole Milk Company. Guests can also sample homemade vanilla, handmade on an old fashioned wooden churn. Special treats-floats, shakes, malts and sundaesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will be on sale in the Martin Drugstore. The Shelley General Store and the Interpretive Center Gift Shop will also be open. Pack a picnic supper and enjoy a celebration in honor of National Dairy Month. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and free for members and children 2 and under. Landmark Park is a 135-acre Historical and Natural Science Park located on U.S. Highway 431 North in Dothan, Ala. For more information, contact the park at 334-794-3452.

Elementary, and Vernon Elementary School, Vernon from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Baseball Camps set MARIANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will be offering three different baseball camps. A Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 10-11. Cost for this camp is $100. A Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 12-13. Cost for this camp is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 17-18. Cost for this camp is $100. A Grand Slam Special rate for attending all three camps will be $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Assistant Coach Chris Hutcheson at 718-2243.

Worley Family Reunion GRACEVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The children and grandchildren of Perry and Canzada Worley would like to invite all our family and friends to our annual Worley Family Reunion, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Graceville Community Church, which is located at 1005 Prim Avenue. Please plan to meet us there with a well-filled basket of your favorite foods and enjoy the fellowship and fun of being with friends and loved ones. Any old photographs or items of remembrance would also be welcomed as we share our heritage of memories together. For more information call Debbie Taylor at 263-4110 or Ellen Faircloth at 547-4093.

Free Lunches for children CHIPLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Washington County School Board Food Service Department will offer free lunches June 10 through July 26 (Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday only), To all children under the age of 18 Regardless of race, sex, disability or income. Lunch will be served at Kate Smith

Dance set at Blue Lake CHIPLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dance the night away from 6 to 8 p.m., on June 21 at the Blue Lake Center in Chipley. Entertainment will be provided by the Good for Nothing Band. Bring your favorite finger food.

Hospice Meet and Eat MARIANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gino Mayo, Chaplain of Emerald Coast Hospice, will be holding a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet â&#x20AC;&#x201C;N-Eatâ&#x20AC;? at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Emerald Coast Hospice Office in Marianna, located at 4374 Lafayette St, Marianna, FL 32446. Ernie Gray, Chaplain, will also be hosting this event in our Chipley office on the same day at the same time located at 1330 South Blvd in Chipley. The purpose of this luncheon is to offer education and bereavement support for any individual in the community suffering a loss. This is open to the public. Emerald Coast Hospice is a not-for profit organization serving patients in the Jackson, Calhoun, Holmes, and Washington County areas. Individuals interested in



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5-3240 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000294CA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. JAMES E. SMITH, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated May 8, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 12000294CA, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and JAMES E. SMITH, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Washington County, 

attending are encouraged to call ahead at (850)526-3577, or (850)638-8787.

Swimming Lessons MARIANNA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages at Chipola College. The lessons are based on a combination of nationallyrecognized methods. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: Session 1: June 3-13 with a registration deadline of May 30; Session 2: June 17-27, with a registration deadline of June 13. Classes are available at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sessions include eight 45 minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Cost of regular swimming lessons is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For more information, call 718-2473 or visit July and August sessions will be announced at a later date.

Miss Firecracker Pageant VERNON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The annual Miss Firecracker Pageant will be held at 1 p.m., June 29, at the Vernon Community Center. Sign in will begin at 11 a.m. Attire for this pageant is formal pleas no Heirloom. The following titles will be awarded Baby Miss birth to walking (must be held), Toddler Miss walking up to 24 months, Tiny Tot ages 2 - 3, Future Little Miss ages 4 -5, Little Miss ages 6-7, Young Miss ages 8-9, PreTeen. Ages 10-12, Teen Miss ages 13-14, Junior Miss ages 15-16, Miss Firecracker age 17-21 (never married and no children), Ms. Firecracker any age (single, divorced, married with or without children) Little Miss Independence birth thru age 9, and Miss Independence ages 10 and up. All winners will receive a sash, crown and trophy except for Baby Miss, which will receive a bib, crown, and trophy.

Florida, described as: LOT 35E HIGHVIEW ACRES: COMMENCE AT A FOUR-INCH BY FOUR-INCH CONCRETE MONUMENT MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST, W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE N 88° 48â&#x20AC;&#x2122;06â&#x20AC;? E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 31, 1362.12 FEET; THENCE S 05°57â&#x20AC;&#x2122;27â&#x20AC;? E, 481.54 FEET: THENCE SOUTH 00° 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;54â&#x20AC;? W. 184.42 FEET THENCE S 08°21â&#x20AC;&#x2122;33â&#x20AC;? W,206.59 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE S 89°45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;07â&#x20AC;?E, 375.50 FEET; THENCE S 00° 02â&#x20AC;&#x2122;57â&#x20AC;? E, 651.55 FEET; THENCE S 86 °23â&#x20AC;&#x2122;58â&#x20AC;?W,211.82 FEET; THENCE N 55° 08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;23â&#x20AC;? W, 50.22 FEET THENCE N 33°24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;19â&#x20AC;?W, 228.25 FEET; THENCE N 24° 08â&#x20AC;&#x2122;48W, 145.81 FEET THENCE N 01°46â&#x20AC;&#x2122;13â&#x20AC;? E, 47.96 FEET THENCE N 12°09â&#x20AC;&#x2122;49â&#x20AC;?E, 272.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 5.71 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. TOGETHER WITH A 2007 RIVER BIRCH MOBILE HOME MODEL: 4041; SERIAL NUMBER: RB07AL11759 A&B. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 201 West Jackson Avenue, Chip-

ley, FL 32428 at 11:00 AM, on the 11 day of September, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: May 15, 2013. Washington County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: K. McDaniel â&#x20AC;&#x153;In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue,, Suite One, Chipley, FL 32428, telephone (850) 638-6285, TDD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Serviceâ&#x20AC;?. As published in the Washington County News on June 1, 2013 and June 8, 2013. 5-3227 Notice of Application for Tax Deed Notice is hereby given that, Royce D.Cooper, the holder of the following certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certificate

All contestants ages 10 and under will receive a crown. There will be a trophy for 1st and 2nd runner-ups in all categories. If you child holds a current title they are welcome to compete in the next category this year. None of the judges for this pageant are local. To compete in the photogenic category the application and photo must be turned in no later than 24 hours before the pageant. No photos will be accepted the day of the pageant. Photos must be at least a 4x6 but no larger than an 8x10. Winners will receive a trophy. There will be no shifting of age groups on the day of the pageant. For more information call the Vernon City Hall at 535-2444 or Laura Brewer at 326-8738.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dig Into Readingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHIPLEY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Join Mrs. Zedra at the Washington County Library this summer for the program, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dig Into Reading.â&#x20AC;? The Chipley Branch will hold the program for Pre-K to Second grade at 10:30 a.m. and third â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eighth grade at 3 p.m. on June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The Sam Mitchell Branch will host the program on June 11, 18, 25 and on July 2. The Sunny Hills Branch will host the program on June 5, 12, 19, and 26. Week one will be titled Just Dig It-Burrowing In. There is a whole world right under your feet that awaits investigation. Week two will be titled Dig Into the Past-Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rock. Participants will read boos about dinosaurs, play games, do crafts and have a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;rockin good time. Week three will be titled Digging for Treasure. You never have to dig very deep to find trouble if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for it (and sometimes even if your now). Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s below the surface of the water? Mermaids? Shipwrecks? Sharks? Come to the summer reading program and find out.

Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, Walton & Washingston Countries, FL

Homes, Condos, Gulf Front, Bay Front and other Residential Lots; Commerical Buildings, Land and Acreage Tracts.


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A6 | Washington County News number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 1821 Year of Issuance 2009 Parcel Number: 00000000-00-6012-0022 Description of Property: Commence at the SW corner of the NE ¼ of Section 12, Township 4 North, Range 16 West, Washington County, Florida and run North 89 degrees 26 minutes 28 seconds East along the South line of said NE ¼ 354.93 feet; thence depart said South line and run North 00 degrees 36 minutes 37 seconds West 790.03 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 00 degrees 36 minutes 37 seconds West 260.50 feet; thence North 88 degrees 58 minutes 17 seconds East 357.40 feet; thence South 00 degrees 28 minutes 26 seconds East 262.50 feet; thence South 89 degrees 17 minutes 30 seconds West 356.76 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 2.14 acres, more or less. Referenced in O.R. Book 534 Page 144. Name in which Assessed: Dennis Davis Said property being in Washington Co., Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on June 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Dated this 21st, day of May, 2013. Linda Hayes Cook, Clerk of Court, Washington Co. FL. By: Kayla Everett, Deputy Clerk WARNING: There are unpaid taxes on property which you own or you have legal interest. The property will be sold at public auction on June 26, 2013 unless the back taxes are paid in full. To make arrangements for payment or to receive further information, contact the Clerk of Court immediately at PO Box 647, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428 or phone 850-638-6008 ext 244. Amount to Redeem for May $2,316.18 Amount to Redeem for June $2,350.12 IN US CURRENCY ONLY. NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED Cashier’s checks, money orders, and Western Union are the only other alternative accepted. As published in the Washington Co News May 25, June 1, June 8, and

6-3256 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Alvin Chambers 4235 Old Spanish Trail Caryville, FL 32427 Peggy Davis 777 Brickyard Rd. Unit H Chipley, FL 32428 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are hereby notified to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Washington County, Florida no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. As published in the Washington County News June 8, 2013.

“GET ON BOARD” VBS at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1572 Hwy 177, Bonifay. June 17-21st, 6:30a.m.-8:30a.m. Classes for ages 3 through High School. Sign up party Saturday, June 8th, 10:00a.m-12:00p.m. Lunch will be served. for more information please call Anita at (850)547-3997.

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At-Home-Mom & Prof Dad yearn to share everything with baby. Expenses Paid. 800-552-0045. !Chris & Carolyn! !! FLBar42311 !!

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

Yard Sale Sat. June 8th, 7 a.m.-until. 1134 Iola Dr., Chipley, Orange Hill Hwy. Dining room set, electric edger.

Auto & Equipment Auction-June 8th. Lane Auctions, LLC Jacksonville AB3147. Add’l auctions in Aug & Oct, taking consignments. Call us (904)477-6283 or visit our website

Looking to join Dove lease in Bonifay and surrounding area. Call (850)547-4286.

Big Yard Sale June 7th & 8th, Fri. & Sat. behind Armory (Bonifay). Something for everyone. Everything must go! Clothes, shoes, curtains, dishes, furniture, baby stuff, kids clothes, exercise equipment, car seat. Too much stuff to list. Check it out! Ya’ll Come!

Chipley: 3200 Moss Rd, (Moss rd is 3.5 miles south of Florida State Rd 2 or 10.8 miles north of I-10 exit 112. House is 1 mile down Moss rd on left.) June 7th & 8th, 8am-4pm

USB turntable, speakers, audio equipment, R.C. airplanes, model kits, kitchen equipment, dishes, flatware, furniture, adult bicycle, Christmas decorations and much more. Estate Sale 864 Orange Hill Rd. Fiberglass boat, 4 wheeler, dirt bike, antique small tractors, racecar collection. June 7&8, 7:30-until. LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE. Like a big Flea Market, but yard sale prices. Friday and Saturday, June 7th & 8th, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Located on the bypass (Maple Avenue)Geneva, AL. Near Courthouse.

Check our cars and trucks in today’s classified section!

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WANTED; Musical Instruments of any kind in any condition. Piano, banjoes, drums, guitars, amps. LESSONS. Covington Music, Chipley. 850-638-5050.

Caryville Flea Market Produce, knives, honey, westerns, movies, okra $1.00/lb. Old tools, new and used stuff. Open Saturdays 8 a.m.

Do not rely on your GPS

June 15, 2013.

Affordable Lawn Care. Low overhead=low prices. (850)263-3813, (850)849-1175.

C.N.A./H.H.A. needed immediately for Washington Co. Must have at least one year experience. Please call 850-769-0440 and ask for Joan or Riki. Healthcare/Medical 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.


Is currently seeking applications for: *Food Supervisor, FT *Food Service Worker, FT *RN, ER, FT and PRN, night shift *CNA, PRN Experience preferred. Competitive salary & benefits Complete an application online: and fax to: (850) 638-0622 Attn: Human Resources (850) 415-8106. DFW EOE, & a smoke free campus Web ID#: 34254017 Text FL54017 to 56654 Medical/Health Bonifay Nursing & Rehab Center is now accepting applications for CNA’S. The successful candidate will have excellent references with a focus on provision of care and time and attendance. Competitive pay & benefits package.Please Apply in person.for more details. EEO/ AAEMPLOYER M/F/V/D Clerical The Holmes County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a Secretary position at the Holmes County Extension Office. Interested persons should submit an application with the Holmes County Board of County Commissioner’s office at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. Computer testing is required at One Stop Career Center located in Chipley, FL on Word, Excel, and Typing. Please bring score sheets with your application. Salary to be determined. For more information and a detailed job description please contact Sherry Snell at the Commissioner’s office 850-547-1119. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioner’s office no later than 3:00 pm on June 14, 2013. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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 MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/ GED & PC/Internet needed! (888)374-7294


3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required $595/mth Chipley. 638-1918 For rent, possibly rent to own $500/mth, + depo. No pets. 2672 Lazy Bone Dr., Vernon, Reference required (850)535-2924.

2BD/1BA in Vernon. $400/mth plus security. NO PETS. 773-1352 OR 258-3815. 2BR/2BA M.H., Vernon. First, last, plus deposit. Excellent condition. No pets. HUD accepted. Call 535-6425 or 850-326-2201.

Executive Office

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

1BR/1BA $500/mo. Fully furnished. Utilities are included. No Pets. Security deposit $500.00. Bonifay (850)547-0989.

YOUR NEW DRIVING JOB IS ONE PHONE CALL AWAY! Experienced CDL-A Drivers and Recent Grads - Excellent Benefits, Weekly Hometime. Paid Training. 888-362-8608 Equal Opportunity Employer

FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640

3Br/2Ba Doublewide, Holmes Valley Rd. near Vernon. CHA, no pets, w a s h e r / d r y e r. $600/mo., $300/depo. (850)8651978 Mobile Home 2BR. Clean, great condition, furnished, CH/A, carport, paved road, nice area. NOT in park. $ 4 5 0 / m t h 850-638-7009.

Studio apartment. Patio, fenced backyard, $600/mo. Can exchange rent for carpenters, etc. One person, one person only. Consider pet. Reference will be checked. P.O. Box 506, Wausau, Fl. 32463.

2 Bdrm/1.5 Townhouse Apt. ley area. No (850)638-1918.

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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.

$675 down 02 Ford Taurus $675 down 02 Chevy Monte Carlo $775 down 02 Chevy Blazer $875 down 99 Ford F150 X/cab $975 down 04 Dodge Ram $6900 $1275 down 02 Chevy Silverado X/cab $575 down 98 Ford Taurus $675 down 01 Chevy Monte Carlo $775 down 02 Chevy Blazer $875 down 01 Ford F150 X/cab $975 down 00 Chevy Silverado X/cab Daylight Auto Financing 2816 Hwy 98 West (850)215-1769 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday


Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 1, 2, and 3/BR. Financial Assistance available is qualified. 638-4640.


20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 Acres. $0-Down $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Near El Paso, Texas. 1-800-843-7537

‘96 Chevy ½ Ton, V6 Vortex. Full towing package. Runs Great. $2000.00. Leer Camper Shell. 4 Ext cab or short w/base. White w/tinted windows. Excellent condition. $ 2 5 0 . 0 0 . 251-656-8246.

4BR Home & 2BR Apartments, furnished. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintance & water provided. 850-547-2096.

One Bedroom Apartment $425 Stove & Refrigerator. Free W/S/G No Pets Convenient location Downtown Chipley 638-3306.

Attend College Online 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid for qualified students. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-2033179 www.Centura

3BR/1.5BA. For sale or rent. 1 acre fenced yard. 1BR/1BA cottage for rent. Near Graceville. No pets. 850-263-2748.

Sunny Hills area, very nice 2 br, 2 ba on 2.76 acres w/barn. Quiet area, No pets/smoking $575 month. Call 850-571-5233 Text FL11404 to 56654


AIRLINE CAREERS – Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769

Success-Building Careers

Borrow up to $20K, pay $386/month. 8 % interest 6 year term. Personal and Small Business loans, debt consolodiation, bad credit ok. Call 888-994-0029

DRIVERS...Freight Up = More $ Class A CDL Required (877)2588782. .com


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Drivers HIRING EXPERIENCED/INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Earn up to $.51 per Mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: 877-882-6537 www.

Log Truck Driver needed. Smith Logging, Chipley, FL. Call 850-338-6817. WOULD EXTRA MONEY EACH MONTH HELP YOU PAY OFF YOUR DEBTS OR HELP YOU REACH YOUR DREAMS? CALL US. 850-638-1647.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

3 Homes for Sale in Chipley. Good rental income. Large lots. Recently remodeled. Motivated seller. 850-481-5352 or 850-849-7676. 3BR/2BA House in Chipley. Owner finance. Newly renovated kitchen & bathroom floors. Stove & refrigerator included. $700/month. Call 850-547-3746. Nice 2Br/2B well kept modern home. LR, DR, large den w/breakfast nook. Nice kitchen, large utility room. Chain link fence. Metal storage bldg. Nice trees. City water/sewage. Quiet paved street. $ 1 0 9 , 0 0 0 . (850)638-4079

RV HOTLINE 1-800262-2182 A’s, C’s, B’s, B+’s, TT, 5th WWW. RVWORLDINC.COM R.V. World Inc. of Nokomis 2110 US41 Nokomis Fl I-75 Exit 195W to 41N

Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs - consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely.

Wednesday June 12, 2013 9:00a – 4:00p WorkForce Center Mariner Plaza 625 U.S. 231 Panama City, FL 32405

- Panama City, FL American Eldercare, Inc. is the largest Long-Term Care Diversion contractor in the state of Florida and the ONLY COMPANY in Florida awarded a contract for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-Term Care Program to enroll members in every region! A licensed non-skilled home health agency and accredited by The Joint Commission, American Eldercare, Inc. continues to grow as a result of our reputation and experience in both Long Term Care and Home Health Care. Our Long-Term Care Diversion Program provides eligible individuals with quality care in a community-based setting and is designed to help them in delaying or avoiding long-term placement in a nursing facility. We recognize that the basis of our success is the quality of our workforce and, for that reason, we enable our staff to work as part of a well-trained interdisciplinary team, supporting each other and learning from each other. Join us and see just how rewarding your future can be in our PANAMA CITY OFFICE. MANY OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR: •

CARE MANAGERS/SOCIAL WORKERS (bachelor’s degree and 2 years case management experience required)




- All candidates must have a valid driver’s license American Eldercare offers an attractive comprehensive salary and benefits package.

If you are unable to attend our Job Fair, please email your resume to or fax to 1-888-579-1165.

209069 2090691 EOE • Background check and drug screening are included in the employment process.

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Washington County News June 8, 2013 edition

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