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West Florida Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. P.O. Box 127 Graceville, FL 32440-0127

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Lower Temps Equal it was 38 , 8 1 ry a u n a J n o n Just before noo ille, Florida v e c ra G in y n n u s Higher degrees & Energy Use

Master’s Farm Supply 25888 SR. 73NW, Altha, FL

(850) 762-3221 Featuring: LS Tractors

Hydrostatic Steering • 20HP to 97HP

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• Residential • Agriculture • Commercial

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Front Loader w/Tractor Purchase Any Size!!

Other LS Implements Available

Read Online www.WestFlorida.coop

New Hybrid Barn Kits Available! Deck Kits! 6x8 - $279 8x10 - $389 10x10 - $519 12x14 - $659

Many more sizes to choose from!

Fire pits • Irrigation Supplies • Fence Panels Landscaping Materials • Water Softener Supplies

www.panhandlesalvage.com

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Rone Earns National ...pgs. 3-4 Accreditation Let's Power Convenience

Treated Swings in Stock!

...pg. 5

Board Nominations ...pg. 7 Due Feb. 20

850-547-9354

Panhandle Lumber & Supply

Tri-State Leader of Barn Kit & Deck Kit Sales Since 1997 *Prices subject to change. Call to confirm.* 405 W. Hwy. 90 • Bonifay, FL

Aging Happens, But Fires Don't Have To ...pgs. 14-15 Local Classifieds

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USPS: 702-990 | ISSN: 1042-7767 | VOL 68, NO 2

Current Light Flashes is the official voice of West Florida Electric Cooperative Association, Inc., a member-owned Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties. It is published as a service to the Co-op’s members. Periodicals postage is paid at Graceville, Florida.

WFEC Board of Directors

24 Hour Emergency Response CBC1255149, CCC1330340, MRSR9

Middlebrooks Contractors, Inc. Serving the Area for Over 60 Years

Rent-All • We have everything you need! Equipment Rentals, Tractors, Trenchers, Etc. Septic Tank Service, Installation & Repair Mobile Home Pads • Land Clearing • Excavation

Ph: (850) 547-3658 Plumbing • Electrical Licensed & Insured

Dirt • Rock • Culverts Randy

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RONE

District 7 / Vice President

District 8 / President

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“If You’ve Called the Rest • Now Call The BE

HALL Roofing, Siding & Building, LLC

Ellis

John

NICHOLS

ADAMS

District 1

District 4 / Secretary-Treasurer

Andy Hall 850.557.3368 Sidney Hall 850.569.2021 850.526.8441

Residential • Commercial

Over 21 Years Professional Experience 5 Years Labor Warranty • Licensed & Insured

# CBC1260614 • # CCC1330769 Free Estimates • 24 Hour Emergency Service Serving Northwest Florida!

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ALFORD

District 3

District 2

Ready to Work, Wherever Work Takes You. $0 down, 0% A.P.R. Financing for 36 Months

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George Clayton

District 5

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MILES

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Myron

Panhandle Tractor 5003 Highway 90 Marianna, Florida 32446 (850) 526-2257

Attorney

District 9

LET’S

POWER VALUE

www.westflorida.coop 1.844.OUTAGE1 (1.844.688.2431)

BONDURANT

HUDSON

Attention Members:

New Construction, Re-Roof, Additions & Repairs Shingle • Metal & More!

Russell

DUNAWAY

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*$0 Down, 0% A.P.R. financing for up to 36 months on purchases of select new Kubota RTV-X Series equipment from particular dealers’ in-stock inventory is available to qualified purchasers through Kubota Credit Corporation, U.S.A.; subject to credit approval. Some exceptions apply. Example: 36 monthly payments $27.78 per $1,000 financed. Offer expires 3/31/18. See us or go to Kubota USA.com for more information. Optional equipment may be shown.

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We value your membership. We value you.

FEBRUARY Sneads When right-of-way (ROW) crews are trimming in your area, there may be several days between ROW cutting & clean-up crews due to inclement weather, equipment failure or other unforeseen circumstances.

RTV-X Series Executive VP/CEO

On average, Americans spend less than $4 per day on electricity. That’s less than you’d pay for a hamburger and fries, or one of those fancy coffees!

West Florida Electric Right of Way Clearing Crews will be cutting & trimming right of ways in the following area(s) during the month of

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THANK YOU We greatly appreciate the prayers, food and flowers sent during the loss of our loved one. Gratitude and thanks to everyone, the family of Terry Lee Powell.

Bush Paint & Supply

Carpet • Paint • Feed & Seed Vinyl Flooring • Ceramic Tile Free Estimates

263-4744 • 971 6th Ave., Graceville

GOLF CART SALES & SERVICE Xtreme Southern Kustomizing

(850) 263-4861 (850) 703-4442

Woodham Rd., Graceville, FL Notification Statement

Notice is hereby given that the West Florida Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Board of Trustees regularly meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless special circumstances warrant a change. Main Business and Publications Offices 5282 Peanut Road Graceville, Florida 32440-0127 (850) 263-3231 or 1-800-342-7400 Subscription Rate Cooperative members, $2.50 per year Non-members, $6.00 per year Change of Address Notices POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Current Light Flashes P. O. Box 127 Graceville, Florida 32440-0127 DISCLAIMER: Although paid advertisements may appear in West Florida Electric (WFEC) publications in print, online, or in other electronic formats, WFEC does not endorse the advertised product, service, or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement. WFEC reserves the right to edit or refuse to publish any advertisement, article or information.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Community Calendar (cont.) Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show February 14; 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna Beef cattle rancher educational program that includes a trade show of businesses and organizations that provide services, products, and equipment for cattle producers. Five to six presentations from University Specialists and Industry Experts provide the educational program. Introduction to Soap Making February 20; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 Hwy. 90, Bonifay This class will walk you through the process of how lye, fats, and oils turn into soap. We will cover melt & pour, cold process, and hot process soaps as well as safety, properties of various fats & oils, and the tools & equipment used. We will demonstrate the process and show you just how easy it can be to make your own soap. Registration fee is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Washington County Extension Office, 638-6265. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Your Remodeling Pros

• Total Renovations • Vinyl

850.573.0616

Davis

RC #29027247 RR #282811560

Rone Earns National Accreditation

Williams Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small

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Septic

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J

oe. E. Rone of Bonifay, a lifelong Holmes County resident, was appointed to the District 8 seat on West Florida Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees in July 2002. He retired as the business administrator in the Financial Management Department at the Federal Prison in Marianna, Florida and previously owned and operated a small retail business in the community. Mr. Rone has also served on the Wiregrass Federal Credit Union Board as Treasurer and Membership Chairman, was a member of the Bonifay Volunteer Fire Department and served as Treasurer of the Holmes County Firefighters Association. He has also served as a Holmes County Chamber of Commerce board member and on the Holmes County High School Advisory Board. Mr. Rone currently serves on the Holmes County Development Commission. 92194001 He received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University, an A.A. degree from Chipola College, and is a 1978 graduate of Holmes County High School. He and his wife, Lee have been married 36 years and have two daughters, Christy and Emily and one son-in-law, Leo. Since being appointed and re-elected to serve on WFEC’s board, Mr. Rone has served as Secretary/Treasurer and is currently the President of the Board. He also represents WFEC on the Florida Rural Electric Credit

Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

CLASSIFIEDS

German Shorthair Pointer puppies; game birds for training; 693-5001. Hen turkey, 14 months old, $30; 768-4112. Beautiful bobwhite quail, flight conditioned; 849-7494 or 768-0479, leave message.

Appliances

850.674.8092

Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator, 35”, 25 cubic foot, $250; 849-1675, please text.

Son’s Plumbing & Tank Service

AFFORDABLE SEAMLESS GUTTERS

• New Installation • Drainfield Repair/Replacement • Septic Tank Pumping & Service • Free Estimates

20-Years Limited Warranty 21 Colors to Choose From

Gary McIntosh

(850) 593-0009

Local Telephone Prefixes

Bonifay: 956-4329 • Chipley: 638-5406

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Bobwhite quail, flight condition, ready for hunting; 326-3016.

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• Roofing • Additions

State Certified CFC1425994

Animals/Livestock

Joe Rone, right receives his Board Leadership Certificate from Russell Dunaway, WFEC Executive VP & CEO.

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Alford 579 Altha 762 Bascom/Malone 569 Blountstown 674, 237 Bonifay 547 Caryville 548 Chipley 638, 415 Cottondale 352 Graceville 263

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

Grand Ridge 592 Greenwood 594 Marianna 482, 526 Ponce de Leon 836 Sneads 593 Sunny Hills 773 Vernon 535 Westville 956

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Home/Farm

Union board and has earned two levels of national accreditation from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and a Board Leadership Certificate. Fertilized Pensacola Bahia The Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) is a set of five hay, 5x4 rolls, net wrapped courses that focus on basic governance knowledge and the essential skills & barn stored, $45/roll, required of cooperative directors. The CCD prepares directors to fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials serving on behalf of their membership. SW Washington County; Upon completion of all five CCD courses, directors are awarded the 334-685-0490. Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate by NRECA. The Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) is the second part of the Fertilized barn stored hay, 4x5 director education program and consists of a series of courses focusing in rolls; 258-0020. greater depth on specific industry and governance issues. These include issues such as risk management, power supply, parliamentary procedure, technology and policy development. A director can earn the BLC if they Hay, coastal-rye grass, 4x5 rolls, $45; front end loader w/ have 1) completed the CCD 2) Earned 10 credits from a choice of over 20 BLC courses. Directors may attend BLC courses at any time but the BLC hay spear & bucket, bush hog, will not be awarded until the CCD program requirements are completed. #2846 QT, $3,200; 326-2754. The third certification offered by NRECA is the Director Gold, which recognizes directors committed to continuing their education beyond the Military style solid oak desk, CCD and BLC and who desire a tangible credential that demonstrates their good condition, 3 drawers on ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability. Mr. Rone will be working to earn right, typewriter cabinet on the Director Gold certification in the future. left, $400; 535-5000. One of the key strengths of the rural electric program is its commitment to education and professional development. Of more than 7,200 active directors in the rural electric program today, nearly sixty-five percent have Metal bed frames, double to earned their Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate (CCD). Many queen, $15; twin to double, of these directors are now focused on earning NRECA’s Board Leadership $10; 547-4639. Certificate (BLC) in order to stay current on the Issues affecting the future of their co-ops. The purpose of all NRECA director level education is to Coastal hay, 5x5 roll, excellent prepare directors to make informed business decisions in the boardroom quality, covered; 592-4798. that benefit the cooperative and its members.

Tifton 9 hay, 5’x4’ rolls, net wrapped, fertilized, $40/roll, only 60 rolls left; 596-2299.

Edwards Fencing and Cattle American Construction & Remodel, LLC

Livestock Fencing: Barbed Wire, Web Wire Cattle Work: Penning, Vaccinating Other Services: Farm Work, Wood Fencing, Privacy Fence & Chain Link Fence

Specializing in Hardie Board Siding

850-628-1906 Owner: Stephen Yates PAGE 4

Cody Edwards

(334) 726-5439 CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Community Calendar Introduction to Cast Iron February 8; 6:00-8:30 p.m. Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 Hwy. 90, Bonifay We’ll cover the pros and cons, proper care and use, seasoning methods and restoration of your cast iron. We’ll also discuss various cooking methods as well as some tips and tricks for using this versatile, classic piece of kitchenware. Registration fee is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Holmes County Extension Office, 547-1108, or the Washington County Extension Office, 638-6265. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 850-547-1108 (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida AgVocator Scholarship Deadline: February 12 by midnight Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is offering six $1,500 scholarships to high school students. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture or Veterinary Medicine. Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on academic aptitude, vocational promise, personal attributes and leadership qualities. Applicants must be a high school senior planning on attending college and in good academic standing; complete a scholarship application; provide an official copy of their transcript; a resume of work history; activities, honors, volunteer efforts; an essay about how the applicant plans to use their chosen career path and a signed letter of recommendation. Family members of employees or directors of Farm Credit are not eligible. A completed application must be received by Feb. 12, 2018. Applications are available online at www.farmcredit-fl.com. Email completed applications and supporting materials to Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Scholarship Program – humanresources@farmcredit_fl.com. CLF Free Ad Policy (Limited to one ad per household) WFEC publishes free classified ads in the Current Light Flashes as a service to its members. The following limitations apply: 1) Ads must be 20 words or less and must be legible, with an active electric account number at the top. 2) Ads exceeding 20 words are subject to elimination. 3) Submit ads to the Graceville office by the 5th of the month to appear in the following month’s issue. (Example: An ad arriving by Jan. 5 will appear in the Feb. CLF) 4) Ads for services & businesses are not free. Service businesses include, but are not limited to, pet or livestock breeders or stud services, rentals, baby-sitting, etc. 5) Any buying or selling on a regular basis will be considered a business. On-going garage sales & the sale of similar items on a repeated basis do not qualify for free advertising. 6) WFEC may refuse to publish any ad. 7) You may submit your ad online at www.westflorida.coop. WFEC will not accept ads over the phone.

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HOW CAN WASHINGTON COUNTY RESIDENTS FIND OUT ABOUT LOCAL EMERGENCIES? Sign up for Washington County’s Emergency Notification System

Stay Safe During All Types of Emergency Events!

Sign up for ALERTWashington. You’ll be informed before, during & after an incident that could impact your safety. More info:

AlertWashington.org 850.638.6203 or eoc@washingtonfl.com

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LLC/Insured/ 40 Years Experience

(850) 638-2611

CLF Free Ad Form Please Type or Print Neatly. Name Acct. # St. Address/P.O. Box City Phone #

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FREE Jet 3 ultra power chair; 415-1525.

LOST Black Lab, Union Hill Road, west of Hwy. 79, between Bonifay & Vernon, his name is Artamus, no collar; 535-9929, if found. D West Florida Turf SO SOCentipede • St. Augustine • 419 Bermuda D Centipede Seed

On the FarmDelivered or Installed 850-638-4860 • Cellular 415-0385 Est. 1980

(850) 638-0790 Fax: (850) 638-8069

Surveying/GIS/Utilities • ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys • As-built Surveys • Boundary Surveys • Construction Layout Surveys • Design Surveys • Route Surveys • Foundation Surveys

• GPS Field Data Collection • Hydrographic Surveys • Legal Descriptions • Mean High Water Survey • Plats • Plot Plans • ROW Surveying & Mapping • Topographic Survey

southeasternsurveying.com

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

W

est Florida Electric Cooperative is a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Therefore, in accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 81123002 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. West Florida is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

Touchton’s Barns & Sheds

• Pole Barns • Equipment Sheds • Enclosed Sheds, Etc.

WFEC has GE & HotPoint products! PAGE 16

Over 20 years experience

“We Work to please YOU”

(850) 307-4449 #CBC1256015 “In God We Trust”

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Let's Power Convenience

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2002 Chevrolet Impala engine & transmission, 74,000, all accessories included, $800; engine lift, 2 ton, $100; 326-4829.

et’s walk through your day. You start by switching off the alarm, turning on the lights, starting the coffeemaker and opening the refrigerator for breakfast. You pop bread in the toaster and turn on the TV to catch the weather report. You jump into a hot shower then blow dry your hair. Before heading out the door, you grab your fully charged cell phone. 34277001 You arrive at work or school and fire up your computer. At lunch, you grab a hot meal at the local restaurant and run your debit card through the scanner. That night, you adjust your thermostat, turn on the TV (if you can find where you left the remote), start a load of laundry, pull food out of the freezer, prepare a meal in the oven and maybe vacuum the floor. And before turning On average, Americans spend less on electricity per day off lights for than one of those fancy coffees! the night, you set your home’s alarm and plug in your cell phone to recharge. The common thread throughout the day’s activities? Electricity. Many of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to turn on, our devices to charge and appliances to work. The mission of improving your quality of life is why West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) first started in 1937. Residents in our area at that time were not as fortunate as those in more populated areas where electricity was not available to many rural homes and farms. Rooms were lit by candlelight, meals cooked over wood-burning stoves, clothes washed by hand and farms manned by manual laborers. Believe it or not, that was just a few decades ago. The drive to better the lives of our members continues today and every day to come. WFEC strives to deliver electricity in an affordable, clean, safe and reliable manner. Electricity is essential for your home, your workplace, and the local businesses and industries that drive economic development and improve our community. ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

PA system, $500.00 OBO, includes speakers & expandable speaker stands that will expand to 9 feet high; 352-4642 or email eainc11199@aol.com. Potter’s wheel, Brent Model IE-X, like new, $500; 579-0795. PetSafe Deluxe Stubborn Dog in-ground fence, & wire break locator kit, all accessories included, new, $200; 638-8849. 196 VCR tapes, assorted titles, some sets, very good condition, $50; 849-3193.

McIntosh

Outboard & Small Engine Grand Ridge

Sneads

We buy boats & motors!

(850) 593-0009 • 7524 Old U.S. 90 Ln., Sneads, FL

I have joined the American Gold Realty Family! Debbie Roney Smith

Full Time Realtor since 1996 Multi-Million Dollar Producer I’m a REALTOR~I’m American Gold Same Service & Dedication

Licence # SL642701

I am looking forward to your continuous support & business as I move forward! My goal of taking you to closing whether you are my client or my customer, is still TOP PRIORITY

Same Phone Number: 850.209.8039 • Same Email: debson1999@gmail.com New Website: www.realtordrs.com • New Office: 4420 Lafayette St., Marianna

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Multiple Listings Original railroad hand truck; PVC dog box for ATV; used 200 amp power pole; used 125 amp power pole; used Galvalume tin; red oak lumber; 209-2698.

Panhandle Pump Repair & Filtration Service What’s in YOUR Water? Owner

3024 Firefly Lane Vernon, FL 32462

2007 Ford Taurus SSE, beige, 80,470 miles, cold AC, runs good, 3.0 V6; $3,400; 2006 Ford F-150, high miles, 514 engine, 4x4, 4 door, best offer; 234-7070. New Pella window, 57” wide x 51” tall, $400; 3 new Duratech western saddle covers, $30 each; 4 used gates, make offer; 263-6868. Beige Lane recliner, used very little, $250 OBO; antique settee, beautiful, $800 OBO; 326-8200.

Over 40 Years Experience License #2252

John White

Home: (850) 535-1121 Cell: (850) 260-2204

ALDAY’S Bobcat & Tree Service Licensed & Insured LI20000696600

Josh Alday

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Owner/Operator (850) 557-7290

CURRY FARMS Dozer & Excavation Work

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Westville, Florida (New Hope)

Jody Curry (850) 239-0128 Cell (850) 956-9984 Home (850) 956-2234 Office

Land Clearing • Dirt Work • Pond Digging Driveways • We Haul Dirt • House Pads

Bush Well Drilling

Pump Sales & Service • Irrigation Systems • Water Treatment

Mulching, Excavation, Land Clearing

Armondi Roofing, LLC

Since 1969 • Licensed & Insured

Office:

850-263-8064

• Cell:

850-573-1229

Re-roof Specialist

Shingles • Flat Roofs • Re-Roofs New Roofs & All Types of Repairs

Free Estimates

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(850) 547-2934 PAGE 6

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850-676-4903 CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Flickering lights may be a sign of a defective or lose light bulb, but it can also be a sign of a wiring problem. Light switches or receptacles that work only intermittently give away a problem as well - which is loose or cracked wiring. If the plug is loose in the receptacle, it can also pose a problem. If you notice a burning odor or sparks coming from outlets or switches, turn the power and the electrical panel off. The problem could be a faulty device, a wiring or overload problem. Receptacles or connected electrical cords that are warm to the touch are also signs of an electrical problem. Don’t use the receptacle until the situation has been repaired. Fires may be attributed to several factors, including improper alterations, deterioration due to aging and faulty products. These conditions often cause arc faults, which are a leading cause of home fires. An arc fault occurs when electricity is unintentionally released from household wiring, cords, or appliances because of damage or improper installation. How can arc faults be prevented in older homes? Installing arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) is a good start. These are safety devices which replace standard circuit breakers in the electric service panel. They detect faults and shut down power to circuits in milliseconds. 83978002 Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) like the one pictured below should be installed in any area where water may come into contact with electrical products and tested monthly and after major electrical storms. Over the last three decades, GFCIs have saved thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries. Just 25 years after GFCIs were introduced, the number of accidental electrocutions in the U.S. has been reduced by half, even though electricity use has doubled. If GFCIs were installed in older homes, experts suggest that 70 percent of the approximately 400 electrocutions that occur each year in the home could be prevented. Here’s how to test your GFCI outlets: 1. Push the “reset” button of the receptacle to prepare the unit for testing. 2. Plug in an ordinary night light into the GFCI and turn it on. The light should be on. 3. Push the “test” button of the GFCI. The nightlight should go off at this point. 4. Push the “reset” button again. The nightlight should now come back on. Paying attention to the warning signs and implementing the suggestions above could help prevent an electrical fire in your older home, keeping you and your family safe. Please take note and take any precautions necessary to protect them. For additional electrical safety information, visit our website: westflorida.coop. ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Together We Can Stay Safe

Digging too close to a padmounted transformer like the one above can damage underground cables, leading to electrical shock or interruptions in service. Use caution when landscaping. Call 811 before you dig and stay safe.

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Wanted (cont.) Camper/mobile home, for son that had two brain surgeries to live in, anything appreciated; 294-5085 or 294-5085.

Aging Happens, but Fires Don't Have To

Board of Trustee Nominations Due February 22

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ach year, home electrical problems account for an estimated 53,600 fires. These fires cause more than 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage. Many occur in aging homes. As our dependence on electricity increases, we expect more out of our Someone to remove house, home’s electrical system. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, half of good lumber, you haul away, the homes in the United States were built before 1973. That means these located in Parker; 326-8907, homes were built before many of the electronics and appliances used today were even invented. Unfortunately, increased demands for energy can before 8:00 p.m. overburden an older home’s electrical system causing fires or accidents. Each year, hundreds of people are electrocuted in their own homes. License plates from any state, Many of these accidents and fires can be prevented by using updated mainly Florida, prior to 1980; technology and recognizing the warning signs your home may be showing. old motorcycles or parts prior Here are some of those warnings: to 1960; 557-7030, Greg. Circuit breaker problems - circuit breakers are designed to trip when a circuit is overloaded. By shutting off the electrical supply, the breaker Occasional animal care & prevents wires from overheating and potentially starting a fire. Breakers can also trip when they become old. Occasional tripping can indicate simple transport to vet, as needed, overloads. reference & car needed; Electrical shocks - if you feel a mild shock or tingle when touching 956-2091. an appliance, a ground fault in the appliance or improper electrical wiring could be the cause. outhern aving Hot ceiling fixtures - it’s a good idea to occasionally check the area Mark Kriser, Owner around your ceiling light fixtures for warmth because not all fixtures are Make Your Life a Little Smoother well insulated. In addition, if you exceed the maximum recommended wattage for the bulb, the fixture can overheat. continued page 15

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Hand guns & rifle; older 6 person hot tub, new heater, works great; 10’’ radial arm saw n accordance with Article IV, Section 5, of West Florida Electric Cooperative’s bylaws, WFEC has appointed a nominating committee to & 61/8’’ sharpener new in box identify interested and qualified members to be candidates for the board & assorted tools; 415-0851.

of trustees in the co-op’s upcoming elections. WFEC’s members will elect trustees to represent the following districts: 29325001 District 7: That part of Holmes County lying east of State Road 79 from the south boundary of Holmes County to the junction of State Road 79 and State Road 177 and that portion of Holmes County lying east of State Road 177. District 8: That portion of Holmes County lying west of State Road 177 and lying west of State Road 79, from the junction of State Road 177 and State Road 79 to the south county line of Holmes County and east of the Choctawhatchee River. District 9: That part of Holmes County lying west of the Choctawhatchee River.

To be eligible to serve as a trustee, a person must be a bonafide WFEC member residing in the respective district and meet certain other requirements set forth in WFEC’s bylaws. Desired qualifications include the ability to become bonded, the capability of receiving and sending electronic mail transmissions and successfully meeting all requirements to become a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director within 36 months. All candidates must agree to abide by Board Policy No. 126: Board Election Campaign Policy. Any WFEC member living in Districts 7, 8 or 9 and interested in running should contact a committee member in the appropriate district. The deadline for submitting all completed information to the committee is noon on February 22. The deadline for submitting nominations by petition is also February 22. The following are the names and telephone numbers of the nominating committee members:

Tri-County Gas

District #7 Jerry Newman 850-547-9264

S ervice , I nc .

Tri-County Gas S ervice , I nc .

“Home Folks Serving Home Folks”

District #8 Jamie Wells 850-768-0255

District #9 Roger D. White 850-836-4469

Burn barrels & 55 gallon plastic water barrels, $15 each or two for $25; 547-0751, Bonifay. Hoover carpet floor steamer, $40; weight/dumbbell set, $50; punching bag w/gloves, $15; 547-5019. Horse trailer; barrel, roping, pleasure saddles; tack; trained Coon dogs; transmission for Toyota truck; F-150 Ford truck; 592-2494. ShopVac; camping tent & more; 592-4871. Gold cloth couch w/ two reclining ends, $150; Whirlpool dryer, $75; 593-6919 or 251-2003. Jackson Farm Well Services Patrick Jackson

850-592-9530 or 850-573-6623

SURVEYOR

Florida Licensed Surveyor since 1969

For All Your Propane Needs 415 S. Waukesha St., Bonifay

547-3696

#RM0048955

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Multiple Listings (cont.)

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Ronnie Hamm 850-263-6241

ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Connie Mason 850-547-4623

Roger Lonsway Home Office: 638-7412

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

Mobile: 260-5438 PAGE 7


Graceville Goat, Sheep, Chicken Auction, LLC 916 White Avenue • Graceville, FL Every Thursday: 5 PM - until Miscellaneous & Animals

850-573-2157 850-263-0793

Brown

Pump Repair

638-9355 or 638-7739 www.brownpumprepair.com

• No Buyer Premiums • Open to Public Buyers & Sellers Welcome #AB3552

Finch’s Welding Supply Oxygen • Acetylene • C02 • Argon 75/25 Rods, Tips, Wire Welding Accessories We service all welding machines.

850.768.3697 850.768.3114

3433 Pear Tree Lane Bonifay, FL 32425

Monitor Your Usage Call 1.855.MYWFECA (1.855.699.3322) Land Clearing & Forestry Services Dozer and Excavation Work Heavy-Duty Brush Cutting Ponds • Road Building • Demolition Pine Tree Planting • Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing • Burning • Root Raking Chopping • Bedding www.claycoforestry.com clayslandclearing@gmail.com Clay O’Neal:

850.762.9402 or 850.832.5055 PAGE 8

Mobile Home Power Pole 100 amp $236 200 amp $31995 95

with 2-0 copper wire, ground rod & main breaker Ask about delivery

TATUM’S HARDWARE Hwy. 71 Marianna

(850) 482-5513

Ag Sprayers Sprayer Repair Parts Baler Twine

Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month:

Family Dentistry of Chipley 415-1411 Vehicles (cont.) Family Dentistry of Bonifay 547-9290 GMC Jimmy off road, new Most Insurances Accepted

New Chipley Location Cosmetic, General & Family Dentistry

battery, transmission, front end parts, electrical & window motors, accident free; 703-0938.

New & Emergency Patients Welcome

WANTED

• Veneers • Crowns • Dentures • Cleanings • Whitening • Bonding Dr. Ernie Hooper, Dr. John Wilson, Dr. Brian Parker & Dr. Hilary Whitaker

Used van or SUV, to carry chair, don’t mind a rust spot or 1410-A Brickyard Rd, Chipley ...................................... 415-1411 dent, must run good, will trade 110 E. North Ave, Bonifay ............................................ 547-9290 for 1993 Lincoln Town Car, runs good; 263-4363.

Consider insulating your hot water pipes. Doing so can reduce heat loss, allow you to lower the temperature setting and save an additional 3 to 4 percent per year on water heating.

Horses; mules; ponies; 592-2494. Gas, oil, automotive, soda or any other signs; gas pumps, oil cans or related items; 209-2012. Pastureland to lease, around Bethlehem area; 234-7070.

Power Out? Text Us! Text WFEC to (800) 342-7400 to sign up. When you need to report an outage, text OUT to (800) 342-7400. Text STATUS for any updates, HELP for more info & STOP to unsubscribe. Remember to update your account information to include your current cell phone number before storms hit our area! *Please note that your phone plan’s standard data charges will apply.*

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Fred O’Neal II

O’Neal’s Dozer Service, Inc. since

OLEN BARFIELD

1977

Land Clearing • Rootraking • Road Building • Ponds Demolition

Have Sawmill, Will Travel

Home: (850) 762-8387 • Cell: (850) 832-1489

Hill’s Tree Service

• Tree Removal • Tree Trimming • Stump Grinding Insured • Free Estimates

593-4455 ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

TRI-COUNTY CRANE $100 per hour SERVICE Travel one way Commercial & Residential Use • 15 ton 107 ft. boom

Lic# RM0048955

• Special rates for weekly or monthly rental

(850) 547-3698 • Bonifay

Efficient & portable bandsaw can cut your trees into lumber on your site with minimal sawdust waste.

638-7105

Foskey’s Bucket List Taxidermy

850-768-0179 1691 Andrews Rd. Bonifay, FL 32425 Follow us on Facebook @ Foskey’s Bucketlist Taxidermy

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Vehicles 1990 Nissan Pathfinder V6, 4x4, 5 speed, runs good, $1,800; 209-7566. 2004 Isuzu Rodeo, 1/4 ton, 4 door wagon, silver, 139,614 miles, 3.5L V6 engine, $3,200; 234-7070. 1997 Cadillac Seville, leather, new battery tires, windshield plug wires & more, beautiful ride, $3,000; 368-2621.

Don’t be fooled by claims that certain types of “Amish” or other heaters will help you save money. The formula is the same – no matter the type of appliance. If a space heater is necessary, try to use one that has a thermostat to turn the heater off when the desired temperature is reached. According to a pre-billing audit performed by the cooperative, a large percentage of WFEC’s members used over 50 percent more kilowatt hours during December 2017 than they did in December 2016. Keep in mind these percentages don’t take into account the extreme cold temperatures our area experienced during January 2018 when the average daily temperature was below 44 degrees for the first half of that month. For additional help, you can also speak to our energy efficiency experts. They can help you understand how weather and your use patterns impact your bill.

200-Amp Power Pole $269.95

William Crutchfield Enterprises, Inc. • Refrigeration • Heating & Cooling • Ice Machines • Residential/Commercial

100 - Amp Power Pole $179.95 Delivery & Installation Available

License Number: CMC1250499

Rick Carnley - Lic. # EC-13006648

Florida Meter Pole Company, Inc. Contact Rick at 526-2183 or Anthony Register at 547-5600 Toll Free (888) 593-3415 Day or Night

For Service Call: (850) 263-3427 or Cell: (850) 326-0330

Multiple Listings (cont.)

The Best Oven Fried Chicken Ever Submitted by: Paige Nunn Ingredients: • One whole chicken or two chicken quarters & two large breasts (bone in) • 2 cups milk • 1 tablespoon seasoning (any) • 1 cup flour • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 2 tablespoons dried ranch dressing mix powder • 1 stick butter Directions:

Mix milk and seasoning and soak chicken overnight. Grease a dark roasting pan with one stick butter (I use a broiler pan). Pat chicken dry. Mix flour, cheese & ranch powder in a big bag. Shake chicken in bag until completely coated. Place in grease pan and put in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Lower heat to 350 for 1.25 hours. Take out a lightly cover with foil for about 15 minutes.

CHANGING?

MAKE A CHANGE THAT LASTS. Change to a bank with 55 years of stability and service. Change to a bank with a history of giving to our communities. Change to a bank that is local and global with mobile access.

(850) 547-8250

Seed Cutoff of Certified Fields

TREE SERVICE

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

A Cut Above LLC

$4.50 per lb.

• Tree Removal • Chipper • 15 Ton Crane • Aerial Truck • Pruning & Trimming • Bobcat Work • Hazardous Tree Removal • Stump Removal • Stump Grinding

Contact Lynn Porter Office: 850-482-1010 • Cell: 850-209-4701

BUS: (850) 415-1217 CELL: (850) 573-1270

JOEY’S SPORTING GOODS Bait, Tackle, Guns & Ammo Accessories & Sport Clothing

850-548-5055

Member FDIC

PAGE 12

98.77% Purity & 97% Germination

2064 Holly Street Westville, Florida 32464

www.ffbf.com

Purchase this ad for ONLY $28.00/month.

Grass Seed For Sale

ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Owner: Jason Morris

1001 USES CB Roofing Portable Buildings, Carports & Garages Mobile Home & RV Supplies

Shingles • Metal • All Types 24 Years Experience New Roofs & Re-Roofs Repairs Warranty 5 Year Workmanship

Follow us on Facebook @Joeyssportinggoods

Bonifay, Marianna, Graceville, and Chipley

ADVERTISE IN THE CLF!!!

FULLY INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES

Joey Sellers

The choice is easy and so is changing to First Federal. We’ll help make the transition easy.

555 Farmtrac tractor, 28 hours on motor, $9,000; 9N barn find, $1,000; 8N in pieces, $750; 849-0826, after 3:00 p.m.

Call (850) 263-3231

Argentine Bahi Grass Seed For Sale

IS YOUR BANK

2015 Can-Am XMR 1000 Outlander, 880 miles, 29.5 Outlaw II tires, $8,000; 1989 Jeep Wrangler, 350 engine, 1 ton Dana 60 running gear, 4 speed transmission, $7,000; 596-2299.

850-526-3797 E WE MOV LE PORTAB GS IN D IL U B

4673 HIGHWAY 90 E.

MARIANNA (Across from CVS)

Owner: Chuck Brinkley FL License# RC 0067463

850.263.1626 334.798.4125

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Real Estate

Lower Temps Equal Higher Energy Use

to our recommended 68 degrees in the winter, when it is 29 degrees outside, your system has to work hard to make up that 39-degree difference. Lake front 2BR/2BA, metal • Your heater comes on more often and stays on longer, making your use roof, electric, sewer, well, all he Panhandle has experienced a cold start to 2018. The frigid much higher. That means your statement will be much higher. newer, fenced, landscaped, car temperatures we’ve been experiencing have caused heating systems Remember, there is value in comfort. For us to be comfortable in ports, shed, pier, paved road, to work over time, and since heating and cooling makes up nearly our homes, our heaters are going to work harder, but it may be half of your electric usage, you may experience sticker shock when you worth the additional cost to you. $135,900, 813-205-7740. open your winter statement. But, there are things you can do to help ensure • Many of you may use a space heater to supplement your HVAC system or you are managing your energy consumption. These simple steps can help as the only heat source, but please keep in mind this can be a costly 1 acre lot at Compass Lake in you manage your use: choice. the Hills, corner lot, 340' deep • Wrap exposed pipes and water heaters that are in unconditioned spaces. Many electric space heaters advertise they can reduce your electric costs, well, owner financing avail• Check your air filter to see if it needs to be changed. but this is false. For example, if you plug in a space heater in one room able, beautiful trees, reduced • Keep drapes closed at night and keep of your home for an hour per day, you to $13,000; 726-7014. those that don’t get direct sunlight probably wouldn’t notice much of a difclosed during the day, too. Open drapes ference on your electric use. A 1,500 watt and blinds during the daytime to let space heater would use about 45 kWh 71 acres pastureland, in sunlight heat your home. per month, or about $4.98. On the other Washington County, call for • Keep the fireplace damper closed when hand, if you placed that same heater in a price; 234-7070. it is not in use. Keeping it open can cold pump house, shed or garage and let bring cold air into the home. it run for 24 hours per day for a month, 12x32 deluxe lofted barn • Caulk around the fireplace hearth and you would be billed for 1,080 kWh or cabin, five 2x3 windows, one caulk or weather strip around doors $119.55. That is quite a 36” door, $200, delivery & and windows. difference! • Dress for the weather, even if you are Every electric heating device operates setup; 482-7867. inside. Wearing proper clothing like the same way – whether the heater is long sleeves and pants, or wrapping up set on high or low, it most likely will be Two acres, ready to build, in a cozy blanket will help combat the consuming the maximum wattage. A level lot, oak trees, country temptation of bumping up the 1,000 watt heater will cost you 11.069 setting, near Bezzell Pond, thermostat. cents per hour to operate. If you multiply Chattahoochee & Seminole • Remember for every one degree you this by the number of space heaters in Rivers, $12,900; 557-3080. adjust your thermostat could increase use, you can see that this would result in or decrease your heating costs by up to a dramatic increase in your statement. To five percent. determine how much an electric heater 4.98 acres, beautiful lot, 300' So, when temperatures fall and you costs to use, check the wattage on the Hwy. 276, one mile from appliance, multiply that wattage by the Alford, owner financing avail- hear your weatherman talking about bringing in pets and plants, remembering number hours you use the heater, and able; 726-7014. these tips can certainly help you manage divide that number by 1,000 to get the your energy use. But, your WFEC kilowatt hours. Then, multiply that Blountstown commercial statement may still be higher than normal Space heaters like the one above can be a costly heating option when temperatures drop. number by your actual electric rate to get lot, 1 acre with 2 buildings, in winter months. Why? the estimated cost. • The weather has a major impact on Here’s the formula: $7,500; 904-751-9355. electric usage and can account for a significant increase on your statement. Watts x Hours used /1,000 = kWh • Even those with the most efficient HVAC systems will see more use kWh’s x .11069 (11.069 cents per kWh) = Your Cost in extreme weather. When extreme cold temperatures hit, our heaters work overtime. For example, even if you set your thermostat continued page 12

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Recreational Vehicles 1999 Damon Daybreak motor home, 33’, 21,000 miles, new tires, airlift & converter, excellent condition $21,000; 638-0986. 2015 Harley, black, many extras, $18,500; 573-2387. 2014 Sundancer 5th wheel camper, 4 slide outs, king sized bed, 4 bunk beds, 1.5 bath, outside kitchen, generator, washer & dryer, $38,000; 630-6271. Aluminum boat, 14’, Suzuki motor, 40 hp, trolling motor, trailer, deep/wide, garage kept, $6,000; 638-1261.

Adams Tree Service, llc

Family Owned & Operated w/ 20 Years Experience

Tree Removal Hazardous Tree Removal Trimming/Bobcat Work

• Fully Insured

• FREE Estimates

(850) 547-5001 or (850) 596-8767

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Real Estate

Lower Temps Equal Higher Energy Use

to our recommended 68 degrees in the winter, when it is 29 degrees outside, your system has to work hard to make up that 39-degree difference. Lake front 2BR/2BA, metal • Your heater comes on more often and stays on longer, making your use roof, electric, sewer, well, all he Panhandle has experienced a cold start to 2018. The frigid much higher. That means your statement will be much higher. newer, fenced, landscaped, car temperatures we’ve been experiencing have caused heating systems Remember, there is value in comfort. For us to be comfortable in ports, shed, pier, paved road, to work over time, and since heating and cooling makes up nearly our homes, our heaters are going to work harder, but it may be half of your electric usage, you may experience sticker shock when you worth the additional cost to you. $135,900, 813-205-7740. open your winter statement. But, there are things you can do to help ensure • Many of you may use a space heater to supplement your HVAC system or you are managing your energy consumption. These simple steps can help as the only heat source, but please keep in mind this can be a costly 1 acre lot at Compass Lake in you manage your use: choice. the Hills, corner lot, 340' deep • Wrap exposed pipes and water heaters that are in unconditioned spaces. Many electric space heaters advertise they can reduce your electric costs, well, owner financing avail• Check your air filter to see if it needs to be changed. but this is false. For example, if you plug in a space heater in one room able, beautiful trees, reduced • Keep drapes closed at night and keep of your home for an hour per day, you to $13,000; 726-7014. those that don’t get direct sunlight probably wouldn’t notice much of a difclosed during the day, too. Open drapes ference on your electric use. A 1,500 watt and blinds during the daytime to let space heater would use about 45 kWh 71 acres pastureland, in sunlight heat your home. per month, or about $4.98. On the other Washington County, call for • Keep the fireplace damper closed when hand, if you placed that same heater in a price; 234-7070. it is not in use. Keeping it open can cold pump house, shed or garage and let bring cold air into the home. it run for 24 hours per day for a month, 12x32 deluxe lofted barn • Caulk around the fireplace hearth and you would be billed for 1,080 kWh or cabin, five 2x3 windows, one caulk or weather strip around doors $119.55. That is quite a 36” door, $200, delivery & and windows. difference! • Dress for the weather, even if you are Every electric heating device operates setup; 482-7867. inside. Wearing proper clothing like the same way – whether the heater is long sleeves and pants, or wrapping up set on high or low, it most likely will be Two acres, ready to build, in a cozy blanket will help combat the consuming the maximum wattage. A level lot, oak trees, country temptation of bumping up the 1,000 watt heater will cost you 11.069 setting, near Bezzell Pond, thermostat. cents per hour to operate. If you multiply Chattahoochee & Seminole • Remember for every one degree you this by the number of space heaters in Rivers, $12,900; 557-3080. adjust your thermostat could increase use, you can see that this would result in or decrease your heating costs by up to a dramatic increase in your statement. To five percent. determine how much an electric heater 4.98 acres, beautiful lot, 300' So, when temperatures fall and you costs to use, check the wattage on the Hwy. 276, one mile from appliance, multiply that wattage by the Alford, owner financing avail- hear your weatherman talking about bringing in pets and plants, remembering number hours you use the heater, and able; 726-7014. these tips can certainly help you manage divide that number by 1,000 to get the your energy use. But, your WFEC kilowatt hours. Then, multiply that Blountstown commercial statement may still be higher than normal Space heaters like the one above can be a costly heating option when temperatures drop. number by your actual electric rate to get lot, 1 acre with 2 buildings, in winter months. Why? the estimated cost. • The weather has a major impact on Here’s the formula: $7,500; 904-751-9355. electric usage and can account for a significant increase on your statement. Watts x Hours used /1,000 = kWh • Even those with the most efficient HVAC systems will see more use kWh’s x .11069 (11.069 cents per kWh) = Your Cost in extreme weather. When extreme cold temperatures hit, our heaters work overtime. For example, even if you set your thermostat continued page 12

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Recreational Vehicles 1999 Damon Daybreak motor home, 33’, 21,000 miles, new tires, airlift & converter, excellent condition $21,000; 638-0986. 2015 Harley, black, many extras, $18,500; 573-2387. 2014 Sundancer 5th wheel camper, 4 slide outs, king sized bed, 4 bunk beds, 1.5 bath, outside kitchen, generator, washer & dryer, $38,000; 630-6271. Aluminum boat, 14’, Suzuki motor, 40 hp, trolling motor, trailer, deep/wide, garage kept, $6,000; 638-1261.

Adams Tree Service, llc

Family Owned & Operated w/ 20 Years Experience

Tree Removal Hazardous Tree Removal Trimming/Bobcat Work

• Fully Insured

• FREE Estimates

(850) 547-5001 or (850) 596-8767

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Vehicles 1990 Nissan Pathfinder V6, 4x4, 5 speed, runs good, $1,800; 209-7566. 2004 Isuzu Rodeo, 1/4 ton, 4 door wagon, silver, 139,614 miles, 3.5L V6 engine, $3,200; 234-7070. 1997 Cadillac Seville, leather, new battery tires, windshield plug wires & more, beautiful ride, $3,000; 368-2621.

Don’t be fooled by claims that certain types of “Amish” or other heaters will help you save money. The formula is the same – no matter the type of appliance. If a space heater is necessary, try to use one that has a thermostat to turn the heater off when the desired temperature is reached. According to a pre-billing audit performed by the cooperative, a large percentage of WFEC’s members used over 50 percent more kilowatt hours during December 2017 than they did in December 2016. Keep in mind these percentages don’t take into account the extreme cold temperatures our area experienced during January 2018 when the average daily temperature was below 44 degrees for the first half of that month. For additional help, you can also speak to our energy efficiency experts. They can help you understand how weather and your use patterns impact your bill.

200-Amp Power Pole $269.95

William Crutchfield Enterprises, Inc. • Refrigeration • Heating & Cooling • Ice Machines • Residential/Commercial

100 - Amp Power Pole $179.95 Delivery & Installation Available

License Number: CMC1250499

Rick Carnley - Lic. # EC-13006648

Florida Meter Pole Company, Inc. Contact Rick at 526-2183 or Anthony Register at 547-5600 Toll Free (888) 593-3415 Day or Night

For Service Call: (850) 263-3427 or Cell: (850) 326-0330

Multiple Listings (cont.)

The Best Oven Fried Chicken Ever Submitted by: Paige Nunn Ingredients: • One whole chicken or two chicken quarters & two large breasts (bone in) • 2 cups milk • 1 tablespoon seasoning (any) • 1 cup flour • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese • 2 tablespoons dried ranch dressing mix powder • 1 stick butter Directions:

Mix milk and seasoning and soak chicken overnight. Grease a dark roasting pan with one stick butter (I use a broiler pan). Pat chicken dry. Mix flour, cheese & ranch powder in a big bag. Shake chicken in bag until completely coated. Place in grease pan and put in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes. Lower heat to 350 for 1.25 hours. Take out a lightly cover with foil for about 15 minutes.

CHANGING?

MAKE A CHANGE THAT LASTS. Change to a bank with 55 years of stability and service. Change to a bank with a history of giving to our communities. Change to a bank that is local and global with mobile access.

(850) 547-8250

Seed Cutoff of Certified Fields

TREE SERVICE

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

A Cut Above LLC

$4.50 per lb.

• Tree Removal • Chipper • 15 Ton Crane • Aerial Truck • Pruning & Trimming • Bobcat Work • Hazardous Tree Removal • Stump Removal • Stump Grinding

Contact Lynn Porter Office: 850-482-1010 • Cell: 850-209-4701

BUS: (850) 415-1217 CELL: (850) 573-1270

JOEY’S SPORTING GOODS Bait, Tackle, Guns & Ammo Accessories & Sport Clothing

850-548-5055

Member FDIC

PAGE 12

98.77% Purity & 97% Germination

2064 Holly Street Westville, Florida 32464

www.ffbf.com

Purchase this ad for ONLY $28.00/month.

Grass Seed For Sale

ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Owner: Jason Morris

1001 USES CB Roofing Portable Buildings, Carports & Garages Mobile Home & RV Supplies

Shingles • Metal • All Types 24 Years Experience New Roofs & Re-Roofs Repairs Warranty 5 Year Workmanship

Follow us on Facebook @Joeyssportinggoods

Bonifay, Marianna, Graceville, and Chipley

ADVERTISE IN THE CLF!!!

FULLY INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES

Joey Sellers

The choice is easy and so is changing to First Federal. We’ll help make the transition easy.

555 Farmtrac tractor, 28 hours on motor, $9,000; 9N barn find, $1,000; 8N in pieces, $750; 849-0826, after 3:00 p.m.

Call (850) 263-3231

Argentine Bahi Grass Seed For Sale

IS YOUR BANK

2015 Can-Am XMR 1000 Outlander, 880 miles, 29.5 Outlaw II tires, $8,000; 1989 Jeep Wrangler, 350 engine, 1 ton Dana 60 running gear, 4 speed transmission, $7,000; 596-2299.

850-526-3797 E WE MOV LE PORTAB GS IN D IL U B

4673 HIGHWAY 90 E.

MARIANNA (Across from CVS)

Owner: Chuck Brinkley FL License# RC 0067463

850.263.1626 334.798.4125

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Graceville Goat, Sheep, Chicken Auction, LLC 916 White Avenue • Graceville, FL Every Thursday: 5 PM - until Miscellaneous & Animals

850-573-2157 850-263-0793

Brown

Pump Repair

638-9355 or 638-7739 www.brownpumprepair.com

• No Buyer Premiums • Open to Public Buyers & Sellers Welcome #AB3552

Finch’s Welding Supply Oxygen • Acetylene • C02 • Argon 75/25 Rods, Tips, Wire Welding Accessories We service all welding machines.

850.768.3697 850.768.3114

3433 Pear Tree Lane Bonifay, FL 32425

Monitor Your Usage Call 1.855.MYWFECA (1.855.699.3322) Land Clearing & Forestry Services Dozer and Excavation Work Heavy-Duty Brush Cutting Ponds • Road Building • Demolition Pine Tree Planting • Herbicide Spraying Fire Line Plowing • Burning • Root Raking Chopping • Bedding www.claycoforestry.com clayslandclearing@gmail.com Clay O’Neal:

850.762.9402 or 850.832.5055 PAGE 8

Mobile Home Power Pole 100 amp $236 200 amp $31995 95

with 2-0 copper wire, ground rod & main breaker Ask about delivery

TATUM’S HARDWARE Hwy. 71 Marianna

(850) 482-5513

Ag Sprayers Sprayer Repair Parts Baler Twine

Energy Efficiency Tip of the Month:

Family Dentistry of Chipley 415-1411 Vehicles (cont.) Family Dentistry of Bonifay 547-9290 GMC Jimmy off road, new Most Insurances Accepted

New Chipley Location Cosmetic, General & Family Dentistry

battery, transmission, front end parts, electrical & window motors, accident free; 703-0938.

New & Emergency Patients Welcome

WANTED

• Veneers • Crowns • Dentures • Cleanings • Whitening • Bonding Dr. Ernie Hooper, Dr. John Wilson, Dr. Brian Parker & Dr. Hilary Whitaker

Used van or SUV, to carry chair, don’t mind a rust spot or 1410-A Brickyard Rd, Chipley ...................................... 415-1411 dent, must run good, will trade 110 E. North Ave, Bonifay ............................................ 547-9290 for 1993 Lincoln Town Car, runs good; 263-4363.

Consider insulating your hot water pipes. Doing so can reduce heat loss, allow you to lower the temperature setting and save an additional 3 to 4 percent per year on water heating.

Horses; mules; ponies; 592-2494. Gas, oil, automotive, soda or any other signs; gas pumps, oil cans or related items; 209-2012. Pastureland to lease, around Bethlehem area; 234-7070.

Power Out? Text Us! Text WFEC to (800) 342-7400 to sign up. When you need to report an outage, text OUT to (800) 342-7400. Text STATUS for any updates, HELP for more info & STOP to unsubscribe. Remember to update your account information to include your current cell phone number before storms hit our area! *Please note that your phone plan’s standard data charges will apply.*

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Fred O’Neal II

O’Neal’s Dozer Service, Inc. since

OLEN BARFIELD

1977

Land Clearing • Rootraking • Road Building • Ponds Demolition

Have Sawmill, Will Travel

Home: (850) 762-8387 • Cell: (850) 832-1489

Hill’s Tree Service

• Tree Removal • Tree Trimming • Stump Grinding Insured • Free Estimates

593-4455 ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

TRI-COUNTY CRANE $100 per hour SERVICE Travel one way Commercial & Residential Use • 15 ton 107 ft. boom

Lic# RM0048955

• Special rates for weekly or monthly rental

(850) 547-3698 • Bonifay

Efficient & portable bandsaw can cut your trees into lumber on your site with minimal sawdust waste.

638-7105

Foskey’s Bucket List Taxidermy

850-768-0179 1691 Andrews Rd. Bonifay, FL 32425 Follow us on Facebook @ Foskey’s Bucketlist Taxidermy

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Wanted (cont.) Camper/mobile home, for son that had two brain surgeries to live in, anything appreciated; 294-5085 or 294-5085.

Aging Happens, but Fires Don't Have To

Board of Trustee Nominations Due February 22

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ach year, home electrical problems account for an estimated 53,600 fires. These fires cause more than 500 deaths, 1,400 injuries and $1.4 billion in property damage. Many occur in aging homes. As our dependence on electricity increases, we expect more out of our Someone to remove house, home’s electrical system. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, half of good lumber, you haul away, the homes in the United States were built before 1973. That means these located in Parker; 326-8907, homes were built before many of the electronics and appliances used today were even invented. Unfortunately, increased demands for energy can before 8:00 p.m. overburden an older home’s electrical system causing fires or accidents. Each year, hundreds of people are electrocuted in their own homes. License plates from any state, Many of these accidents and fires can be prevented by using updated mainly Florida, prior to 1980; technology and recognizing the warning signs your home may be showing. old motorcycles or parts prior Here are some of those warnings: to 1960; 557-7030, Greg. Circuit breaker problems - circuit breakers are designed to trip when a circuit is overloaded. By shutting off the electrical supply, the breaker Occasional animal care & prevents wires from overheating and potentially starting a fire. Breakers can also trip when they become old. Occasional tripping can indicate simple transport to vet, as needed, overloads. reference & car needed; Electrical shocks - if you feel a mild shock or tingle when touching 956-2091. an appliance, a ground fault in the appliance or improper electrical wiring could be the cause. outhern aving Hot ceiling fixtures - it’s a good idea to occasionally check the area Mark Kriser, Owner around your ceiling light fixtures for warmth because not all fixtures are Make Your Life a Little Smoother well insulated. In addition, if you exceed the maximum recommended wattage for the bulb, the fixture can overheat. continued page 15

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Hand guns & rifle; older 6 person hot tub, new heater, works great; 10’’ radial arm saw n accordance with Article IV, Section 5, of West Florida Electric Cooperative’s bylaws, WFEC has appointed a nominating committee to & 61/8’’ sharpener new in box identify interested and qualified members to be candidates for the board & assorted tools; 415-0851.

of trustees in the co-op’s upcoming elections. WFEC’s members will elect trustees to represent the following districts: 29325001 District 7: That part of Holmes County lying east of State Road 79 from the south boundary of Holmes County to the junction of State Road 79 and State Road 177 and that portion of Holmes County lying east of State Road 177. District 8: That portion of Holmes County lying west of State Road 177 and lying west of State Road 79, from the junction of State Road 177 and State Road 79 to the south county line of Holmes County and east of the Choctawhatchee River. District 9: That part of Holmes County lying west of the Choctawhatchee River.

To be eligible to serve as a trustee, a person must be a bonafide WFEC member residing in the respective district and meet certain other requirements set forth in WFEC’s bylaws. Desired qualifications include the ability to become bonded, the capability of receiving and sending electronic mail transmissions and successfully meeting all requirements to become a National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director within 36 months. All candidates must agree to abide by Board Policy No. 126: Board Election Campaign Policy. Any WFEC member living in Districts 7, 8 or 9 and interested in running should contact a committee member in the appropriate district. The deadline for submitting all completed information to the committee is noon on February 22. The deadline for submitting nominations by petition is also February 22. The following are the names and telephone numbers of the nominating committee members:

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Burn barrels & 55 gallon plastic water barrels, $15 each or two for $25; 547-0751, Bonifay. Hoover carpet floor steamer, $40; weight/dumbbell set, $50; punching bag w/gloves, $15; 547-5019. Horse trailer; barrel, roping, pleasure saddles; tack; trained Coon dogs; transmission for Toyota truck; F-150 Ford truck; 592-2494. ShopVac; camping tent & more; 592-4871. Gold cloth couch w/ two reclining ends, $150; Whirlpool dryer, $75; 593-6919 or 251-2003. Jackson Farm Well Services Patrick Jackson

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Flickering lights may be a sign of a defective or lose light bulb, but it can also be a sign of a wiring problem. Light switches or receptacles that work only intermittently give away a problem as well - which is loose or cracked wiring. If the plug is loose in the receptacle, it can also pose a problem. If you notice a burning odor or sparks coming from outlets or switches, turn the power and the electrical panel off. The problem could be a faulty device, a wiring or overload problem. Receptacles or connected electrical cords that are warm to the touch are also signs of an electrical problem. Don’t use the receptacle until the situation has been repaired. Fires may be attributed to several factors, including improper alterations, deterioration due to aging and faulty products. These conditions often cause arc faults, which are a leading cause of home fires. An arc fault occurs when electricity is unintentionally released from household wiring, cords, or appliances because of damage or improper installation. How can arc faults be prevented in older homes? Installing arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) is a good start. These are safety devices which replace standard circuit breakers in the electric service panel. They detect faults and shut down power to circuits in milliseconds. 83978002 Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) like the one pictured below should be installed in any area where water may come into contact with electrical products and tested monthly and after major electrical storms. Over the last three decades, GFCIs have saved thousands of lives and prevented many more injuries. Just 25 years after GFCIs were introduced, the number of accidental electrocutions in the U.S. has been reduced by half, even though electricity use has doubled. If GFCIs were installed in older homes, experts suggest that 70 percent of the approximately 400 electrocutions that occur each year in the home could be prevented. Here’s how to test your GFCI outlets: 1. Push the “reset” button of the receptacle to prepare the unit for testing. 2. Plug in an ordinary night light into the GFCI and turn it on. The light should be on. 3. Push the “test” button of the GFCI. The nightlight should go off at this point. 4. Push the “reset” button again. The nightlight should now come back on. Paying attention to the warning signs and implementing the suggestions above could help prevent an electrical fire in your older home, keeping you and your family safe. Please take note and take any precautions necessary to protect them. For additional electrical safety information, visit our website: westflorida.coop. ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Together We Can Stay Safe

Digging too close to a padmounted transformer like the one above can damage underground cables, leading to electrical shock or interruptions in service. Use caution when landscaping. Call 811 before you dig and stay safe.

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

W

est Florida Electric Cooperative is a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Therefore, in accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. 81123002 Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. West Florida is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

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et’s walk through your day. You start by switching off the alarm, turning on the lights, starting the coffeemaker and opening the refrigerator for breakfast. You pop bread in the toaster and turn on the TV to catch the weather report. You jump into a hot shower then blow dry your hair. Before heading out the door, you grab your fully charged cell phone. 34277001 You arrive at work or school and fire up your computer. At lunch, you grab a hot meal at the local restaurant and run your debit card through the scanner. That night, you adjust your thermostat, turn on the TV (if you can find where you left the remote), start a load of laundry, pull food out of the freezer, prepare a meal in the oven and maybe vacuum the floor. And before turning On average, Americans spend less on electricity per day off lights for than one of those fancy coffees! the night, you set your home’s alarm and plug in your cell phone to recharge. The common thread throughout the day’s activities? Electricity. Many of us take electricity for granted. We expect the lights to turn on, our devices to charge and appliances to work. The mission of improving your quality of life is why West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) first started in 1937. Residents in our area at that time were not as fortunate as those in more populated areas where electricity was not available to many rural homes and farms. Rooms were lit by candlelight, meals cooked over wood-burning stoves, clothes washed by hand and farms manned by manual laborers. Believe it or not, that was just a few decades ago. The drive to better the lives of our members continues today and every day to come. WFEC strives to deliver electricity in an affordable, clean, safe and reliable manner. Electricity is essential for your home, your workplace, and the local businesses and industries that drive economic development and improve our community. ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

PA system, $500.00 OBO, includes speakers & expandable speaker stands that will expand to 9 feet high; 352-4642 or email eainc11199@aol.com. Potter’s wheel, Brent Model IE-X, like new, $500; 579-0795. PetSafe Deluxe Stubborn Dog in-ground fence, & wire break locator kit, all accessories included, new, $200; 638-8849. 196 VCR tapes, assorted titles, some sets, very good condition, $50; 849-3193.

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Home/Farm

Union board and has earned two levels of national accreditation from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - a Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and a Board Leadership Certificate. Fertilized Pensacola Bahia The Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) is a set of five hay, 5x4 rolls, net wrapped courses that focus on basic governance knowledge and the essential skills & barn stored, $45/roll, required of cooperative directors. The CCD prepares directors to fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials serving on behalf of their membership. SW Washington County; Upon completion of all five CCD courses, directors are awarded the 334-685-0490. Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate by NRECA. The Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) is the second part of the Fertilized barn stored hay, 4x5 director education program and consists of a series of courses focusing in rolls; 258-0020. greater depth on specific industry and governance issues. These include issues such as risk management, power supply, parliamentary procedure, technology and policy development. A director can earn the BLC if they Hay, coastal-rye grass, 4x5 rolls, $45; front end loader w/ have 1) completed the CCD 2) Earned 10 credits from a choice of over 20 BLC courses. Directors may attend BLC courses at any time but the BLC hay spear & bucket, bush hog, will not be awarded until the CCD program requirements are completed. #2846 QT, $3,200; 326-2754. The third certification offered by NRECA is the Director Gold, which recognizes directors committed to continuing their education beyond the Military style solid oak desk, CCD and BLC and who desire a tangible credential that demonstrates their good condition, 3 drawers on ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability. Mr. Rone will be working to earn right, typewriter cabinet on the Director Gold certification in the future. left, $400; 535-5000. One of the key strengths of the rural electric program is its commitment to education and professional development. Of more than 7,200 active directors in the rural electric program today, nearly sixty-five percent have Metal bed frames, double to earned their Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate (CCD). Many queen, $15; twin to double, of these directors are now focused on earning NRECA’s Board Leadership $10; 547-4639. Certificate (BLC) in order to stay current on the Issues affecting the future of their co-ops. The purpose of all NRECA director level education is to Coastal hay, 5x5 roll, excellent prepare directors to make informed business decisions in the boardroom quality, covered; 592-4798. that benefit the cooperative and its members.

Tifton 9 hay, 5’x4’ rolls, net wrapped, fertilized, $40/roll, only 60 rolls left; 596-2299.

Edwards Fencing and Cattle American Construction & Remodel, LLC

Livestock Fencing: Barbed Wire, Web Wire Cattle Work: Penning, Vaccinating Other Services: Farm Work, Wood Fencing, Privacy Fence & Chain Link Fence

Specializing in Hardie Board Siding

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Cody Edwards

(334) 726-5439 CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Community Calendar Introduction to Cast Iron February 8; 6:00-8:30 p.m. Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 Hwy. 90, Bonifay We’ll cover the pros and cons, proper care and use, seasoning methods and restoration of your cast iron. We’ll also discuss various cooking methods as well as some tips and tricks for using this versatile, classic piece of kitchenware. Registration fee is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Holmes County Extension Office, 547-1108, or the Washington County Extension Office, 638-6265. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 850-547-1108 (TDD, via Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771) at least five working days prior to the class so that proper consideration may be given to the request. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida AgVocator Scholarship Deadline: February 12 by midnight Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is offering six $1,500 scholarships to high school students. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture or Veterinary Medicine. Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on academic aptitude, vocational promise, personal attributes and leadership qualities. Applicants must be a high school senior planning on attending college and in good academic standing; complete a scholarship application; provide an official copy of their transcript; a resume of work history; activities, honors, volunteer efforts; an essay about how the applicant plans to use their chosen career path and a signed letter of recommendation. Family members of employees or directors of Farm Credit are not eligible. A completed application must be received by Feb. 12, 2018. Applications are available online at www.farmcredit-fl.com. Email completed applications and supporting materials to Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Scholarship Program – humanresources@farmcredit_fl.com. CLF Free Ad Policy (Limited to one ad per household) WFEC publishes free classified ads in the Current Light Flashes as a service to its members. The following limitations apply: 1) Ads must be 20 words or less and must be legible, with an active electric account number at the top. 2) Ads exceeding 20 words are subject to elimination. 3) Submit ads to the Graceville office by the 5th of the month to appear in the following month’s issue. (Example: An ad arriving by Jan. 5 will appear in the Feb. CLF) 4) Ads for services & businesses are not free. Service businesses include, but are not limited to, pet or livestock breeders or stud services, rentals, baby-sitting, etc. 5) Any buying or selling on a regular basis will be considered a business. On-going garage sales & the sale of similar items on a repeated basis do not qualify for free advertising. 6) WFEC may refuse to publish any ad. 7) You may submit your ad online at www.westflorida.coop. WFEC will not accept ads over the phone.

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THANK YOU We greatly appreciate the prayers, food and flowers sent during the loss of our loved one. Gratitude and thanks to everyone, the family of Terry Lee Powell.

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Woodham Rd., Graceville, FL Notification Statement

Notice is hereby given that the West Florida Electric Cooperative Association, Inc. Board of Trustees regularly meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless special circumstances warrant a change. Main Business and Publications Offices 5282 Peanut Road Graceville, Florida 32440-0127 (850) 263-3231 or 1-800-342-7400 Subscription Rate Cooperative members, $2.50 per year Non-members, $6.00 per year Change of Address Notices POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Current Light Flashes P. O. Box 127 Graceville, Florida 32440-0127 DISCLAIMER: Although paid advertisements may appear in West Florida Electric (WFEC) publications in print, online, or in other electronic formats, WFEC does not endorse the advertised product, service, or company, nor any of the claims made by the advertisement. WFEC reserves the right to edit or refuse to publish any advertisement, article or information.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Community Calendar (cont.) Northwest Florida Beef Conference & Trade Show February 14; 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Penn Avenue, Marianna Beef cattle rancher educational program that includes a trade show of businesses and organizations that provide services, products, and equipment for cattle producers. Five to six presentations from University Specialists and Industry Experts provide the educational program. Introduction to Soap Making February 20; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 Hwy. 90, Bonifay This class will walk you through the process of how lye, fats, and oils turn into soap. We will cover melt & pour, cold process, and hot process soaps as well as safety, properties of various fats & oils, and the tools & equipment used. We will demonstrate the process and show you just how easy it can be to make your own soap. Registration fee is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Washington County Extension Office, 638-6265. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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oe. E. Rone of Bonifay, a lifelong Holmes County resident, was appointed to the District 8 seat on West Florida Electric Cooperative’s Board of Trustees in July 2002. He retired as the business administrator in the Financial Management Department at the Federal Prison in Marianna, Florida and previously owned and operated a small retail business in the community. Mr. Rone has also served on the Wiregrass Federal Credit Union Board as Treasurer and Membership Chairman, was a member of the Bonifay Volunteer Fire Department and served as Treasurer of the Holmes County Firefighters Association. He has also served as a Holmes County Chamber of Commerce board member and on the Holmes County High School Advisory Board. Mr. Rone currently serves on the Holmes County Development Commission. 92194001 He received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University, an A.A. degree from Chipola College, and is a 1978 graduate of Holmes County High School. He and his wife, Lee have been married 36 years and have two daughters, Christy and Emily and one son-in-law, Leo. Since being appointed and re-elected to serve on WFEC’s board, Mr. Rone has served as Secretary/Treasurer and is currently the President of the Board. He also represents WFEC on the Florida Rural Electric Credit

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German Shorthair Pointer puppies; game birds for training; 693-5001. Hen turkey, 14 months old, $30; 768-4112. Beautiful bobwhite quail, flight conditioned; 849-7494 or 768-0479, leave message.

Appliances

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Kenmore side-by-side refrigerator, 35”, 25 cubic foot, $250; 849-1675, please text.

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Bonifay: 956-4329 • Chipley: 638-5406

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Bobwhite quail, flight condition, ready for hunting; 326-3016.

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• Roofing • Additions

State Certified CFC1425994

Animals/Livestock

Joe Rone, right receives his Board Leadership Certificate from Russell Dunaway, WFEC Executive VP & CEO.

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Alford 579 Altha 762 Bascom/Malone 569 Blountstown 674, 237 Bonifay 547 Caryville 548 Chipley 638, 415 Cottondale 352 Graceville 263

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Current Light Flashes is the official voice of West Florida Electric Cooperative Association, Inc., a member-owned Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties. It is published as a service to the Co-op’s members. Periodicals postage is paid at Graceville, Florida.

WFEC Board of Directors

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

We value your membership. We value you.

FEBRUARY Sneads When right-of-way (ROW) crews are trimming in your area, there may be several days between ROW cutting & clean-up crews due to inclement weather, equipment failure or other unforeseen circumstances.

RTV-X Series Executive VP/CEO

On average, Americans spend less than $4 per day on electricity. That’s less than you’d pay for a hamburger and fries, or one of those fancy coffees!

West Florida Electric Right of Way Clearing Crews will be cutting & trimming right of ways in the following area(s) during the month of

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ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

Lower Temps Equal it was 38 , 8 1 ry a u n a J n o n Just before noo ille, Florida v e c ra G in y n n u s Higher degrees & Energy Use

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New Hybrid Barn Kits Available! Deck Kits! 6x8 - $279 8x10 - $389 10x10 - $519 12x14 - $659

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Fire pits • Irrigation Supplies • Fence Panels Landscaping Materials • Water Softener Supplies

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68, NO 2

February 2018  

WFEC monthly member newsletter

February 2018  

WFEC monthly member newsletter