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Saturday, JUNE 15, 2013

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IN BRIEF Playhouse reschedules ‘Funnybone Soup’ CHIPLEY — Spanish Trail Playhouse has rescheduled the comedy “Funnybone Soup,� originally scheduled for today, June 15. The new performance will take place at 7 p.m. Aug.3. More information will be posted on the Spanish Trail Playhouse website, www.spanish

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Clock tower proposed for city park By RANDAL SEYLER

638-0212 | @WCN_HCT CHIPLEY — Resident Holland Kent presented the idea of building a clock tower on the site where the historic Chipley water tower once stood to the city council on Tuesday. “I understand there are plans to put a park at the site where the water tower once stood,� Kent said. “The water tower was seen as a landmark for Chipley, and I think what replaces it needs to be a landmark as well.� Kent presented the council with photos of clock towers, including the

Cairo, Ga., town clock bell, as a potential landmark for the proposed park. Councilman Kevin Russell was appointed by Mayor Linda Cain to head up a committee charged with developing a park on the site where the city’s water tower once stood. The tower was taken down due to safety concerns on May 21. “Years back, Louis Valencia worked hard with the city to place a clock at the corner of 77 and Railroad,� Kent said. “I think we should consider the same concept on a larger scale.� He said cost of the Cairo clock tower was about $100,000. He also

submitted photos of the Westfield, Mass., clock tower which cost about $500,000, as an example. “This is great,� Russell said. “This is what I want, I definitely want input from the residents. We don’t want this to just be a committee of five people deciding what goes in the park.� Russell said he would be in touch with Kent when the park committee next met so he could discuss the clock tower idea with the full committee. “I also would like to see us put a flag there, like the one down by the interstate,� the mayor said. Holland said there were grants available to fund a clock tower, add-

ing that of the $500,000 spent for the Massachusetts clock tower, 80 percent of the project was funded by the federal government, and 20 percent was funded by the state. In other business, the council tabled private property standards ordinance until the next workshop. The council discussed the need for an ordinance at the workshop on June 6 to allow the city to clean up overgrown lots. The workshop discussion also included whether or not artificial flowers should be displayed in a lawn.

CHIPLEY — Dance the night away from 6-8 p.m. June 21 at the Blue Lake Center in Chipley. Entertainment will be provided by the Good for Nothing Band. Bring your favorite finger food.


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“Neighborhood Days� over the past seven years, Gaetz wants to listen to whatever is on citizens’ minds. Individuals having problems with state agencies are also invited to stop by. Constituents don’t need an appointment, but can drop in and have a cup of coffee. However, if a specific time is desired, call 866-450-4DON tollfree from anywhere in Florida. At noon, Gaetz will address members of the Kiwanis Club of Chipley

CHIPLEY — The Chipley City Council heard citizens’ concerns about speeding vehicles on Fifth Street on Tuesday, and by Wednesday afternoon the street had a fresh set of stripes. “Fifth Street is nothing more than a speedway for people to avoid the light at Highway 90 and 77,� said Chipley resident Thomas Lancaster said. “In the last few months, we’ve had several accidents, and two of them were very serious, at the intersection of Fifth Street and Wells.� Lancaster asked the council to consider putting a four-way stop at the intersection of Wells and Fifth, and to consider temporary three-way stops at other Fifth Street intersections, including the intersection at Forest and Fifth and Harrell and Fifth. People routinely disregard the 25 mph speed limit on Fifth Street, Lancaster said, even though the street runs alongside Shivers Park. “There are always children and people walking the track in the park,� Lancaster said, “and a chain-link fence isn’t going to stop a vehicle that’s going 50 miles an hour and loses control.� “We’ve been very fortunate and blessed that no one has been killed on that street,� Lancaster said. “If we can slow people down, we could very well be saving lives.� Mayor Linda Cain said that traffic has increased on Fifth Street. “It’s a lot worse than it has been,� she said. “We had discussed putting stop signs there years ago but for some reason we never did it.�



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CHIPLEY — The North Bay Tribe of the Lower Muscogee Creek Indians will host a gun safety class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on June 22, at their grounds, located at 1560 Lonnie


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Supervisor of Caryville Flea Market Paron Beeco came before the Caryville Town Council to give an update on preparations for the next Flea Across Florida during the council’s June 11 meeting.

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547-9414 | @WCN_HCT CARYVILLE — Caryville Town Council instructed Attorney Lyndia Spears to send a letter of dispute and request of proof of documentation in reply to a contractor who sent a bill to the town for $16,510.

Spears explained during the Tuesday’s town council meeting that the town received two grants of $20,000 to build Hodges and Sellers Park in Caryville in 2010. “This was before my time but as I understand it one of the parks went over budget,� said Spears. “However, the town had paid off the over amount, which was quite a bit over $20,000. This bill says

that the town owes a principle amount of $16,510 but fails to provide documentation, which is why I strongly advise the town dispute the bill.� Supervisor of Caryville Flea Market Paron Beeco came before the Caryville Town Council to give an update on preparations for the


Gaetz to visit Chipley for ‘Neighborhood Day’ Special to the News TALLAHASSEE — Sen. Don Gaetz will bring his Senate office to Chipley on Tuesday for “Neighborhood Day.� From early morning until evening, the Senator for Northwest Florida will meet one-on-one with residents, speak with business and civic leaders, local organizations and walk door-to-door. “Neighborhood Day� begins at 7 a.m. with Senator Gaetz meeting with board members of the Washing-

ton County Chamber of Commerce. From there, Gaetz will travel to Graceville to listen to views of faculty and staff members at the Baptist College of Florida at 9 a.m. Starting at 9:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. and again from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Senator Gaetz will locate his Senate office at the Washington County Agriculture Center, located at 1424 Jackson Avenue. There, he’ll meet individually with the citizens of Chipley. As he has done during similar

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Faith EVENTS Cornerstone to perform at Otter Creek Methodist PONCE de LEON — Cornerstone, a bluegrass gospel group, will be singing at Otter Creek Methodist Church at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 15, The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81.

Evangelistic Center plans revival CARYVILLE — Caryville Evangelistic Center will be holding a revival June 16 -19. Brother Marvin Grier will be preaching and special singing.

Get on Board BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem Baptist Church will be holding VBS from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., on June 17-21. There will be a sign up party from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 8. Lunch will be served at the sign up party. Classes will be for ages three thru high school. For more information call Anita at 547-3997.

Unity Baptist Church plans VBS VERNON — Unity Baptist Church of Vernon will hold Vacation Bible School from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly beginning June 17 and concluding on June 21. For more information, call Carole or Lindsey Martin at 956-1272.

The Bowling Family to perform 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

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

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‘Love your enemies’ easier said than done There’s no shortage of difficult people in the world. The truth is, we’re not going to like everyone we meet. Most religions have a plan for coping with people we don’t like. Here’s Jesus’ plan: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which SHANNON despitefully use you, SEYLER and persecute you.” Faithfully Yours (Matthew 5:43-44) Christianity isn’t the only religion teaching us to handle difficult people sympathetically. This moral precept has made its way into a number of different religions. Likewise, nonreligious people also agree that the world is a better place when we treat one other with respect. So why don’t we do it more often? The problem is, it’s a difficult concept to practice. It’s difficult because it goes against human nature. You may know in your heart that it’s right to love those who despitefully use you, but wouldn’t you rather give them a swift kick in the seat of the pants? Despite that, the mandate to love our enemies hasn’t been repealed simply because it’s difficult. I’ve been thinking about these issues following a discussion about the Westboro Baptist Church. That’s the group that goes around picketing funerals. They’ve been targets of public outrage for not only protesting the funerals of U.S. military personnel, but the funerals of gay people, celebrities and others, including small children. They recently expressed a desire to protest at the funerals of the Moore, OK tornado victims. Right now, I’m looking at a picture of a WBC member holding two signs, apparently while protesting a military funeral. The signs read, “God killed your sons” and “Pray for more dead soldiers.” They feel that God’s wrath is descending upon America

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NONPROFIT OF THE WEEK: THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST CENSORSHIP The National Coalition Against Censorship is an alliance of 50 not-for-profit groups dedicated to preserving First Amendment rights. The NCAC includes religious, educational, labor, civil rights, artistic and other organizations. They educate and mobilize the public about threats to free expression, and provide assistance to those whose right to read, draw, broadcast or publish their work has been threatened. With a constant barrage of attempted book and film bans in the U.S., the NCAC has its work cut out for it. They offer a “First Amendment in Schools Toolkit”, aiding both students and teachers whose free speech is threatened. They work to keep books freely circulating in school, public and prison libraries, and support artists, filmmakers and authors whose work is in danger of being repressed. The National Coalition Against Censorship 19 Fulton Street, Suite 407 New York, NY 10038 (212) 807-6222 for several reasons, including the increasing acceptance of gay rights. Although they’re famous for targeting the gay community, they don’t stop there. They’ve also targeted Jews, Catholics, Mormons and others. Additionally, they gloat over tragedies in other countries. Their response to a devastating earthquake in China that killed thousands was to release a statement offering thanks to God for the loss of life while praying for “more earthquakes to kill many more thousands of impudent and ungrateful Chinese.” I detest the WBC’s message. Teaching hatred in the name of Christ doesn’t sanitize the hatred. Bigotry and intolerance don’t get any better when promoted in the name of religion. I don’t personally know any WBC members, so I can’t say that I dislike them as individuals, but I loathe their message, and consider them “enemies” to the extent that I find them enemies of human progress. But what can be done about them? That was a question I recently heard addressed by a group including Christians, Jews, Muslims,

Pagans, agnostics and atheists. One of the atheists gave an answer that I felt Jesus would approve of: “Love them,” he advised. “Show them such profound, overwhelming love that it dissolves their hatred.” I support free speech. Does the WBC have a right to publicly broadcast its views? Certainly. Free speech includes inflammatory speech. But if they were banished to some uninhabited island, I wouldn’t cry about it. But wanting them to go away isn’t the same as loving them. The WBC is an organization filled to the rafters with difficult people. It’s tough to love them, but that’s exactly what we’re called upon to do. I doubt I’m influential enough to ever land on the WBC’s radar, but if they ever picket my funeral someday, give them a big bear hug for me. I don’t condone their actions. and will speak out against them anytime. Nonetheless, I face the spiritual and ethical challenge of learning to love them, despite my opposition to everything they stand for. Difficult people are still people. Even when we find it hard to treat them with basic human dignity, we still have to try.

Community EVENTS Free Lunches for children CHIPLEY — The Washington County School Board Food Service Department will offer free lunches June 10 through July 26 (Monday – Thursday only), To all children under the age of 18. Regardless of race, sex, disability or income. Lunch will be served at Kate Smith Elementary, and Vernon Elementary School, Vernon from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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BONIFAY — The Foxy Red Hatters of Chipley will be meeting at 12:30 p.m. on June 25 at the Holiday Restaurant in Bonifay.

Hospice ‘Meet-N-Eat’ MARIANNA — Gino Mayo, Chaplain of Emerald Coast

Hospice, will be holding a “Meet-N-Eat” 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 attending are encouraged to call ahead at 526-3577, or 638-8787.

Swimming Lessons MARIANNA — Swimming lessons will be offered for all ages at Chipola College. The lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Children’s swimming lessons for ages four and up are scheduled on the following dates: 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.



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. to noon: Holmes Council on Aging provides bingo, exercise, games, activities, hot meals and socialization. 11 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior lunches; for reservations, call 638-6217. Donations accepted. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach office, 1461 S. Railroad Ave., Apartment 1, in Chipley. Call Emma or Jess at 415-5999.

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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from page A1 “The real intent is to have an ordinance so we can clean up some of the overgrown lots,” City Administrator Dan Miner said. Ultimately, for properties that have been abandoned, it often falls to the city to clean up the property, and the ordinance would allow the city to recoup the expense of the cleanup. The council also tabled discussion of a solicitation ordinance, which is being considered in response to the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee were in Chipley on April 8 in front of the Post Office, calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, the passage HR 129, and selling memberships to the PAC. The ordinance would require that groups collecting money be registered with the state and following state ordinances. “This ordinance makes it a violation of city law if a group violates the state requirements,” City Attorney Michelle Taggart said on June 6. “If they come back talking about the President can we run them out of here?” the mayor asked. “Not necessarily,” Taggart said. “What this will do is make our code match what the state ordinance says,” Miner said. The council also approved on Tuesday the purchase a 5.25 acre parcel of industrial park property back from Chipola Timber Harvesting Inc. for the price of $23,500. Miner said the purchase price was “an excellent deal” for the city. “Lots of cities are wanting to bring businesses in, but they don’t have any where to put them,” Miner said on June 6. “We have the funds to buy it, and it is better to have it and have the potential to sell it to somebody.”

next Flea Across Florida, which will be held in September. “We’ll have live entertainment coming out for the event,” said Beeco. “The band is called Straight Shooter and they’re pretty good. We’ve also got promotional items going out like ball caps, pens and calendars to promote the flea market and I must say

everything’s looking real good.” Beeco also said that there would be additional work done to the flea market, such as repairing and repainting tables. “Make a list of what you need and we’ll provide the parts and labor,” said Council Member Millard French. “We can really use the inmate labor to help make

Finch-Curlee reunion will be June 23 at Wausau Town Hall. Please bring a covered dish and enjoy a day of fellowship. Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m.

“Traffic calming measures need to be studied,” City Administrator Dan Miner said. “We have to look at the traffic flow, the speeds, and a whole lot of factors.” “DOT can do so much more with data gathering than we can,” Police Chief Kevin Crews said. “They have the capability to do an traffic study a lot more than we have.” Crews said the state Department of Transportation has provided studies of traffic on city streets in the past. The mayor asked Crews if the city could put stop signs up. “We can put them anywhere we want, but it shouldn’t be based on an

opinion, but should be based on facts,” Crews said. Stop signs in and of themselves are not speed deterrents, Crews said. “We just need to do something, folks, to make people aware that they need to slow down,” Lancaster said. Resident Cheryl Gainer McCall reminded the council that she had addressed them about speeding traffic on Fifth Street back in October as well. “The family that had all the children on my street moved in November so it wasn’t quite as pressing an issue then,” she said. “We still have issues up

and down that street.” Resident Stacy Watford said she is a civil engineer, and she looked at the DOT reports and learned that some of the data is estimated instead of actual observations. “If you ask DOT to do a study, make sure they actually do data collections and not just estimates,” she said. Watford also said that studies show that streets with lanes clearly marked give drivers the illusion of narrower lanes, resulting in slower traffic. “If the centerline and the sides of the road are painted, it makes the road seem smaller and causes drivers to slow

down,” Watford said. Miner said on Thursday that it was luck of the draw that the contractor was able to stripe Fifth Street so quickly. “We called them and they said they just happened to have a slack week,” Miner said. The city does not have the equipment to stripe roadways, Miner said. “Hopefully the striping will help with the speeding,” Miner said. “When we look at the accidents we’ve been having, they mainly are the result of people blowing through stop signs. We hope striping the road will make them slow down.”

Gaetz from page A1 at Pattillo’s Restaurant inside the WashingtonHolmes Technical Center. Directly following at 1:15 p.m., Senator Gaetz will join members of the Northwest Florida Community Hospital administration and staff to discuss rural health care access issues.

Afterward, Gaetz will visit with board members of the West Florida Electric Cooperative at 2 p.m. In the late afternoon, Gaetz will hit the streets of Chipley, walking doorto-door to meet with residents in their own homes. Before his 2006 election to

the Senate and since then, Gaetz has knocked on over 25,000 doors in Northwest Florida. “The best ideas don’t come from Washington, D.C., or Tallahassee. All too often that’s where the problems are,” Gaetz said. “I learn so much from talking with people on their


own doorsteps and sitting at their kitchen tables.” Gaetz currently serves as President of the Florida Senate. He was elected to the Senate in 2006 following six years as Superintendent of Schools in Okaloosa County. His senate district includes Okaloosa, Walton, Washington,

Holmes, Jackson and Bay counties. For more information on “Neighborhood Day” or to make an appointment to meet with Senator Gaetz during our office hours, please contact Melissa Ullery at 866-4504DON or ullery.melissa@


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The Washington County Arts Council announces the Summer Time Magic Art Show and Sale at the Panhandle Watermelon Festival. The Art show will be held in the East wing of the Ag Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29.  Artists wishing to participate can download an entry form www. panhandlewatermelon. com or by contacting Suzan Gage at 693-0808. 

alcohol addictions in a work oriented facility you’ve got to go all the way to South Florida. Plus the town could really use the water and sewer as additional income; so I’m all for it.” The next scheduled meeting for the Town of Caryville is set for 6 p.m. on July 9 at the Caryville Town Hall.


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that place presentable.” Council Member Jim Taylor informed the council that The First Baptist Church of Bonifay was interested in purchasing the old work camp for a rehabilitation facility. “Those services are really needed in this area,” said Taylor. “If you want help from drug and

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James Vickery, presented Mrs. Jeanette Townsend with a plague in honor and memory of Mr. Lamar Townsend’s dedication and support of the Chipley Lions Club and other worthwhile projects throughout Washington County. Also pictured are late Lamar Townsend’s son, Doug Townsend and daughter, Gayle Grothheer.

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made up of Blake Obert, Tyler Wilson and Gino Mayo. The closet to the Pin Award went to Ryan Phillips who landed one less than three inches from the cup on hole 15. The Longest Drive went to Christopher Tauzier on hole 18. The Chipley Lions Club was well represented and thanks to the community and business sponsors for your great support. Without your support many sight-deprived individuals throughout our area could not be helped. Plans are already under way to make next years Lamar Townsend Golf Tournament bigger and better. ©Kubota Tractor Corporation, 2013

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The Chipley Lions Club held its first Lamar Townsend Golf Tournament on June 1 at the Sunny Hills Country Club. The event was a tremendous success with 16 teams and over 25 business sponsors participating in this event. This makes it possible for the Chipley Lions Club to help the sight-impaired in our area. Members of the Lamar Townsend family were present and participated in the tournament. The Townsend team was made up of the late Lamar Townsend’s son, Doug Townsend and daughter,

Gayle Grothheer and sonin-law, the Rev. Rob Grothheer. Several other family members were present. The Chipley Lion Club, President, James Vickery, presented Mrs. Jeanette Townsend with a plague in honor and memory of Mr. Lamar Townsend’s dedication and support of the Chipley Lions Club and other worthwhile projects throughout Washington County. Two teams posted a low score of 59 and a tiebreaker was used to determine the winner. The first place team was made up of Wade Gregerson, Ryan Phillips, and Mitchell Davidson. The second place team was


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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 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,

C&C Bookkeeping and Tax Service. Open 5 days a week. 8 am to 4 pm. Call (850)638-1483

CLEANING SERVICES Business or Home. Retiring nurse desires to clean, Sun-Thurs. doTerra essential oils can be used. Sitting also available. References if requested. 850-638-0846.

6-3249 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR W A S H I N G T O N COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF MARTHA FOSTER VROMA FILE NO. : 13-CP-39 DIVISION: PROBATE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARTHA FOSTER VROMA, deceased, whose date of death was on April 4, 2013, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-8088, is pending in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, file number 13–CP–39. The names and addresses of the person publishing this notice and attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N O T W I T H S TA N D I N G THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June, 15,2013. Beneficiary: CALVIN ANDREW HUNTER 7633 Port Leon Road N . Chester Filed, VA 23237 Attorney: James J. Goodman, Jr. Jeff Goodman P.A. 935 Main Street, Chipley, FL 32428 850-638-9722 Florida Bar No. 0071877 As published in the Washington County News May 25, 2013 and June 1, 2013. 6-3252 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/27/2013, 11:00 am at 1128 ROLAND FOWLER DRIVE CHIPLEY. FL 32428-0858, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AMERICAN TOWING AND HAULING LLC reserves the right to accept or reject

For Rent first in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar T o w n s e n d (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s.

Call To Place An Ad In Classifieds. Washington County News (850) 638-0212 Holmes County Times-Advertiser (850) 547-9414

any and/or all bids. 2FALP74W2TX183526 1996 FORD. As published in the Washington County News on June 15, 2013. 6-3259 PUBLIC NOTICE The Washington County Commission will host a meeting for the Selection Committee to hear presentations on qualifications for “Professional Services for the Proposed Washington County Courthouse Renovations” on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Washington County Government Annex Building, Commission Boardroom, 1331 South Boulevard, Florida 32428 from 3-4:30 pm CST. SPECIAL NEEDS: IF YOU OR SOMEONE ATTENDING WITH YOU IS DISABLED OR REQUIRES SPECIAL SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICE AT 850-638-6200 IN ADVANCE. As published in the Washington County News June 15, 2013. 6-3255 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 67-2012-CA-000068 FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. MAHALA M. GORE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated May 22, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 67-2012-CA-000068, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, wherein FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff, and MAHALA M. GORE, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Washington County, Florida, described as: That portion of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 Section 4, Township 3 North, Range 14 West, lying East of State Road 277-A, Washington County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 201 West Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428 at 11:00 AM, on the 28TH day of August, 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. Dated: May 29, 2013 Washington County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: K. McDaniel “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 West Jackson Avenue, Suite One, Chipley, FL 32428, telephone (850) 638-6285, TDD 1 800 955 8771 or 1 800 955 8770 via Florida Relay Service As published in the Washington County News June 15, 22, 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.

SELL ALL YOUR ITEMS through classified.

Lots of stuff for sale: Antiques, hand made picture frames, blow horn. Ben Holland by Piggly Wiggly, Bonifay. (850)547-2719

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

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

Purebred Basset Hound puppy. Pick of the litter, male, 5 weeks old, $200. (850)547-5503.

2 Jersey Cows due to calf soon. 1 Heifer open. (850)956-2491

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 AUCTIONS 17+ Acres (25 Lots) in Twin Ridges Subdivision, Gatlinburg, TN ABSOLUTE AUCTION. June 21, 12:00 Noon. 1-8004FURROW. TN Lic. #62

Garage Sale at 608 5th Street across from Women’s Club. Saturday and Sunday June 22 and 23, 7a.m. to 11a.m.

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. General Deliver Phone Books Work Your Own Hours. Have insured vehicle, Must be at Least 18 yrs old, Valid DL. No Experience Necessary 1-800-518-1333 x 224

RETAIL MANAGEMENT Retail Management (Keyholder) Position with local shoe store. Exciting career opportunity. Retail experience. Apply at SHOE DEPT., 1607-A South Main St., Chipley, or email r e s u m e : E O E M/F MEDICAL The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for the position of On Call EMT/NON-E. For application and complete job description contact Greg Barton, EMS Director at the EMS Office, 949 Hwy 90 East, Bonifay, FL 32425, or call (850) 547-4671. Please turn in an updated resume & application to the EMS Director’s office no later than 4:00 pm on June 21, 2013. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Log Truck Driver needed. Smith Logging, Chipley, FL. Call 850-338-6817. Medical/Health

Immediate Opening

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866314-3769 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 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! 1-(888) 374-7294 YOUR NEW DRIVING JOB IS ONE PHONE CALL AWAY! Experienced CDL-A Drivers and Excellent Benefits. Weekly Hometime. 888-362-8608. 1 to 5 Weeks Paid Training. Recent Grads w/a CDL-A can apply online at Equal Opportunity Employer

ARNP or PA, Full Time to work in a busy pain management clinic specializing in interventional pain therapy. FL license required Send resumes to Blind Box 3525 c/o The News Herald, P.O. Box 1940, Panama City, FL 32402 Web ID#: 34255010 Text FL55010 to 56654

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. CONSTRUCTION The Holmes County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a Bridge Crew position at the Holmes County Road Department. The position will be temporary for 6 months only. Interested persons should submit an application with the Holmes County Board of County Commissioner’s office at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. Salary will be $10.00 per hour with no benefits. Please turn in completed applications to the County Commissioner’s office no later than 11:00 am on July 1, 2013 Holmes County is a D r u g - F r e e Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 WOULD EXTRA MONEY EACH MONTH HELP YOU PAY OFF YOUR DEBTS OR HELP YOU REACH YOUR DREAMS? CALL US. 850-638-1647.

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

RockTenn’s Corrugated Packaging and Recycling division manufactures a broad line of corrugated packaging products, high-impact graphics, recycled and virgin linerboard and corrugated medium. As the second largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging and the largest recycler in North America, we are focused on providing customer-driven innovations and solutions.

Cottage Home 103 Stanton Drive Chipley 3 BR/1.5BA Located in Country approx. 7 to 10 min. out of Chipley off Hwy 77. Surrounded by wooded area, private driveway trails back 1/8 of a mile underneath big oak trees. Beautiful, shaded, private, Country Home. Rent: $550.00 Kenneth 850-263-4057 or 850-326-8232. Available Now.

2 Bdr/2B manufactured home. Large screened back porch. Country setting on 177A. $300/sec. deposit, $550/mo. (850)547-3795. 3 Bdr. trailer $375/mo. Westville area. (850)548-5541. 2BR/2BA MH in Chipley. WD hookup. CH/A. 1 yr lease. No pets. $475/mth + deposit. 850-763-3320 or 850-774-3034. 2BR/2BA MH in quiet park between Bonifay & Chipley. $425/mo. plus deposit. Water & garbage furnished. (850)547-4232. 2BD/1BA in Vernon. $400/mth plus security. NO PETS. 773-1352 OR 258-3815.

ORLANDO LUXURY Waterfront Condos! Brand new 2 & 3 BR residences. Up to 50% OFF! Own below builder’s cost! Close to all attractions! Must see. Call now 877333-0272, x32

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 w w w. s u n s e t r a n c h e s . com 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.

BANK REPOSSESSION ACQUIRED $49,900. Crossville, Tennessee. Pre-Grand Opening Sale. 30 Acres, Wooded on Mountain Stream. Minutes from 4 State Parks & TN River. Brand new to market. Call Now 877/243-9467

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 2000 Ford Crown Vic. Police interceptor. Runs good, in good condition w/spot light & push bars. (850)263-7892.

Executive Office Space for rent downtown Chipley. 638-1918

Southern Cross-28Ft, Good condition, Dsl Eng, 2-Spd Winchs, New stainless rig, Awlgrip Hull, West Bottom. Health, $7,500 OBO. Call 850 866-6989. Text FL55153 to 56654

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

1/Br Apt. LR, kitchen, new carpet & paint. Located in Bonifay. W/S/G included. $450/mo plus security depo. (850)547-5244, (850)329-8381. 4BR Home & 2BR Apartments, furnished. Private, well maintained. Includes W&D. Lawn maintance & water provided. 850-547-2096. FOR RENT 1B/R apartment, convenient location in Chipley. No pets. 850-638-4640

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. $99,500. (850)638-4079

CLEAN USED VAN CAMPERS CASH OR CONSIGN TOP DOLLAR CALL MARK SANTANGELO 1-800262-2182 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

For Rent: Bright 2BR/2BA screened porch Townhouse apartment. Non-Smoker, references. Good location Bonifay Area 850-547-3494 or 850-532-2177 Mandi Lea Apartments in Vernon, 1, 2, and 3/BR. Financial Assistance available is qualified. 638-4640.

RockTenn’s Panama City Mill is seeking to fill the following position: Production Utility Worker Successful candidates will staff production utility positions for our paper manufacturing areas, and will fill available departmental vacancies. They will perform various manual tasks, and learn multiple operator functions in our power and recovery, shipping, pulp mill or paper machine areas. They will be expected to perform basic operator responsibilities and preventive maintenance tasks. Prerequisites for the job: • Proven record of performance • Gets along well with others • Initiates his/her own learning • Can work rotating, 12/hr shifts • High School diploma • Minimum 2yrs of full-time or part-time work experience • Can handle the physical requirements of the job • Has the mechanical, numerical, and verbal aptitude to learn our process • Able to complete and submit legible employment application

Interested persons are invited to join us in an application round-up on June 25th and 26th at the Bay Banquet Hall, 5420 Hickory Street, Panama City, Fl. to fill out an application. Applications will be accepted ONLY on the following dates and times:

Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday

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June 25th th June June 2626th

3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:30to p.m. to 7:00 p.m .

You will be required to present a Valid ID at our application process. Applications must be completed at the Bay Banquet Hall. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered, so please bring the information necessary for you to accurately complete our application. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


CALL 747-5020 ✳

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


We offer a competitive benefits package including: • Hourly rate range of: $14.50 - $19.95 w/in 120 days • Health, Dental, and 401K • Paid Vacations & Holidays • An opportunity to advance within the company


Ridgewood Apartments of Bonifay Studio and 2 Bd Units $350-500 Includes City Util (850)557-7732

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


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

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

3BR/1BA for rent. No pets. Deposit, & references required. HUD accepted. $595/mth Chipley. 638-1918 3BR/2BA House in Chipley. Newly renovated kitchen & bathroom floors. Stove & refrigerator included. $700 a month. Call 850-547-3746. ✳

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