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CURRENT LIGHT

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CURRENT LIGHT

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

ISSUE MAY 2018

Read Online www.WestFlorida.coop

Lineman - Not Just a Job, A Profession! Pages 10-12

Energy Efficiency Tip:

A Cut Above TREE SERVICE LLC

Owner: Jason Morris

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

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

New Hybrid Barn Kits Available! Deck Kits! 6x8 - $309 8x10 - $439 10x10 - $569 12x12 - $659 12x14 - $719

Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight for maximum energy efficiency. Test the seal by closing the door over a piece of paper (so that it's half in & half out). If you can easily pull the paper out, your seal may need to be replaced or the latch may need to be adjusted.

Many more sizes to choose from!

Irrigation Supplies • Fence Panels • Mulch River Rock • Pea Pebbles • Landscaping Timbers

www.panhandlesalvage.com

Pool Supplies in Stock!

• Chlorine • Pool Salt • Pool Water Testing

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Tatum Appointed to Board of Trustees ...pgs. 3-4 Phaneuf Joins PowerSouth's Team ...pgs. 5-6 Texting Makes Outage Reporting Easy

...pgs. 14-15

81st Annual Meeting/Member App. Day

...pg. 16

Local Classifieds

...pgs. 3-17

VOL

68, NO 5


CURRENT LIGHT

A Clean Cut for Every Budget. $0 down, 0% A.P.R. Financing for 48 Months

FLASHES

*

USPS: 702-990 | ISSN: 1042-7767 | VOL 68, NO 5

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.

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

HALL Roofing, Siding & Building, LLC Residential • Commercial

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

Andy Hall 850.557.3368

Panhandle Tractor

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

# CBC1260614 • # CCC1330769 Free Estimates • 24 Hour Emergency Service

Brent Hall 850.718.7314

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

WFEC Board of Directors

Serving Northwest Florida!

Mold Removal Remodels Water Damage Additions Fire Damage New Construction

Z400 Series www.KubotaUSA.com *$0 Down, 0% A.P.R. financing for up to 48 months on purchases of select new Kubota Z400 Kommander-Pro Series equipment from participating dealers’ in-stock inventory is available to qualified purchasers through Kubota Credit Corporation, U.S.A.; subject to credit approval. Some exceptions apply. Example: 48 monthly payments $20.83 per $1,000 financed. Some exceptions apply. Offer expires 6/30/18. See us or go to Kubota USA.com for more information. Optional equipment may be shown.

Randy

Joe E.

BUSH

RONE

District 7 / Vice President

District 8 / President

David

John

TATUM

ADAMS

District 1

District 4 / Secretary-Treasurer

Memorial Day Sale! 15% off Appliances

Please note all WFEC offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day John C.

Tim

PATRICK District 3

District 2

CBC1255149, CCC1330340, MRSR9

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

Rent-All • We have everything you need!

for all active or retired military Offer valid May 21-June 1, 2018

ALFORD

24 Hour Emergency Response

Equipment Rentals, Tractors, Trenchers, Etc.

Ph: (850) 547-3658

Septic Tank Service, Installation & Repair Mobile Home Pads • Land Clearing • Excavation

Plumbing • Electrical Licensed & Insured

Dirt • Rock • Culverts

*must have valid active or retired military ID to qualify for discount*

Financing available WAC Just say, "Add it to my bill."

SAVE $20

*

$

15995

WAS $179.95 MSRP

MS 170 CHAIN SAW

A. C.

George Clayton

District 5

District 6

MILES

OWENS

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

(850) 762-3221 BONDURANT Attorney

District 9

Featuring: LS Tractors

Hydrostatic Steering • 20HP to 97HP • Residential • Agriculture • Commercial

FREE

Front Loader w/Tractor Purchase Any Size!!

Russell

DUNAWAY

Other LS Implements Available

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To find a Dealer: STIHLdealers.com For product information: STIHLusa.com

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Choose fuel or battery power FS 40 C-E

$

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*Offers valid on purchases between 4/16/18 and 5/27/18 at participating dealers while supplies last. Not available in all markets. See dealer for details. †“Number one selling brand” is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2017 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. ©2018 STIHL

Panhandle Tractor

Executive VP/CEO

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ISSUE MAY 2018

STNUSAT018

Frank E.

Myron

HUDSON

Attention Members:

FSA 45

14995

11995

SAVE $10*

WAS $159 95

WAS $129 95

MSRP

5003 Highway 90 • Marianna, Florida 32446

(850) 526-2257

$

SAVE $10*

MSRP

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

MAY Malone, Altha & Campbellton 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.

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Wanted (cont.)

Community Calendar (cont.)

Used 6’ dog panels; 819-1999.

THANK YOU

8th Annual Armed Forces Day Fly-In May 19;, 8:00 a.m. Marianna Municipal Airport Lizzie Retherford Lewis went to Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and admission is free. Parachute Jump at her heavenly home on 10:00 a.m. Helicopter rides all day. Lots of airplanes on display, February 10, 2018. She retired including World War II war birds. Crafts, food and fun for all from the lunchroom & taught the family. For details, visit: www.cityofmarianna.com/flyin and Sunday School for over sixty years. www.facebook.com/MariannaMunicipalAirportFlyIn/. There will be Thanks to everyone for the love free airplane flights provided under the Experimental Aircraft Association’s shown to our family, The Lewis Young Eagles program for students between the ages of 8 and 17 for the Family first 25 to sign up at www.eaa1358.org/youngeagles.html. 

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

850-526-3797 E WE MOV LE PORTAB GS IN D BUIL

4673 HIGHWAY 90 E.

MARIANNA (Across from CVS)

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.

The Hallelujah Girls June 1-3; 7:00 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 2:00 p.m. (Sunday) Spanish Trail Playhouse, 680 2nd Street, Chipley This play was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and will be directed by Tina Goodman. Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now. By the time the women rally together to overcome obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!” This production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Tickets are $12 for adults & $10 for seniors (65 plus) and military (active or retired with ID) and can be purchased online (www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com), by calling 638-9113 or stopping by the box office at the playhouse. Office hours are MondayThursday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant June 8-9; 6:30 p.m. Washington County Ag Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley Entry fee for contestants is $70, photogenic competition is an additional $10 & limited to one photo. All proceeds from pageant go to Panhandle Watermelon Festival. To enter, pick up an application at Bush Paint & Supply or Washington County Ag-Extension Office. Applications & entry fees due May 12. For more info, contact Pageant Director, Teresa Bush at 263-4744 (day), 263-3072 (evenings) or 415-0692 (cell) or Pageant Co- Director, Melissa Miles at 260-4323.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Tatum Appointed to Board of Trustees

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our West Florida Board of Trustees has appointed David Tatum of Altha, Florida, to fill the District 1 Board of Trustees seat left vacant by the passing of long-time trustee, Mr. Ellis Nichols. Mr. Tatum has been a West Florida Electric member, living in District 1, for 30 years. Mr. Tatum’s career in public service began in 1979. He served three terms as Sheriff of Calhoun County and retired in 2013 after 33 years of public service. 81993002 During his career, Mr. Tatum attended hundreds of hours of administrative training, public safety training, risk management, career development David Tatum and continuing education classes. He also served two terms on the Florida Sheriffs Association Board of Directors and the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association Board of Directors. He has also served two terms on the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Inc. Board of Directors and is an Ordained Deacon at Altha First Baptist Church. He is a lifetime member of the Florida Sheriffs Association, a non-profit that provides support and training to all 67 sheriffs and their staff in the State of Florida. Since his retirement in 2013, most of his time has been spent on service projects doing construction. He says that he enjoys all aspects of building and mixes that with his desire to serve others. In 2015, he began offering guided quail hunts with his German Shorthaired Pointers. He also enjoys woodworking and sometimes makes furniture and cabinets for the service projects in which he is involved. He is the son of Newton and Kathryn Tatum and has been married to Lori (Carpenter) Tatum, the daughter of Alton and Connie Carpenter, continued page 4

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE MAY 2018

CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE Animals/Livestock Registered Sim-Angus bull, excellent EPDs; 594-7626. Purebred Angus heifers, great blood lines, $800; 526-2451. American Staffordshire puppies, full blooded, not registered, black & blue coloring available; 593-7154.

Foxworth Antique Restoration Jeremy Foxworth Owner Motofox0086@gmail.com

850-326-5409

Appliances, Auto, Metal Oddities, Auto Body

Glen Scott

Stump Grinding Best Service

Best Prices

(850) 209-2105 Marianna, Florida

Local Telephone Prefixes 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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Animals/Livestock (cont.) German Shorthair Pointer puppies, AKC registered, $600; also trained older dogs; 693-5001.

Appliances Propane ready 36” Tappan stove, can convert to natural gas, excellent condition, fifth burner & non-stick griddle, self-cleaning, storage drawer, $300; 398-2895.

since 1984. They have one son, Zach, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am very appreciative of the Board of Trustees for selecting me to complete the term of my friend, Ellis Nichols. I will strive to carry out the duties of a trustee in a manner that will honor the dedication and love Ellis had for WFEC, the employees and members served by the co-op,” said Tatum.

LET’S

AROUND DOWNED POWER LINES

POWER SAFETY

Kenmore 5-cycle washing machine, 2-years-old, $250; 593-6118.

Power lines can carry up to

GE freezer, small, 26x28, $40; 638-9587.

even if they’re on the ground

500,000 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY

Hill’s Tree Service

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

593-4455 American Construction & Remodel, LLC

Specializing in Hardie Board Siding

850-628-1906 Owner: Stephen Yates PAGE 4

IF YOU SEE DOWNED POWER LINES

Don’t Touch

Don’t Run

the wire or anything

Shuffle away with

touching it, like tree limbs

feet touching the

or even a person

ground at

being shocked

all times

Makin’ Bacon Cured Meats Class May 10; 6:00-8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Student Building, 1300 South Blvd., Chipley Learn the basics of meat curing. We’ll discuss what types and cuts of meats to choose, food safety and proper handling of raw meats, different curing and brining methods, and the various woods used in smoking. A Q&A session will cover any specific issues or concerns. Registration is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Washington County Extension Office, 638-6265 or the Holmes County Extension Office, 547-1108. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 850-638-6265 (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.

Touchton’s Barns & Sheds

Call 911

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

Over 20 years experience

“We Work to please YOU”

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

CLF Free Ad Policy (Limited to one ad per household)

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

(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

Wanted (cont.)

Fresh Sausage Making Class May 15; 6:00-8:30 p.m. Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 E. Hwy. 90, Bonifay This class provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of fresh sausage making. We’ll demonstrate the entire process - discuss types of fresh sausages and what types and cuts of meats to choose, selecting your spices, food safety and proper handling of raw meats, and how to properly stuff sausages. A Q&A session will cover any specific issues or concerns. Registration 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.

Home/Farm 5055E John Deere tractor, like new; 768-4536 or 263-3145.

Community Calendar

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

southeasternsurveying.com

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

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.

ISSUE MAY 2018

Zero-turn mower, willing to trade riding mower; 263-4339. Wood burning furnace, w/blower, not a stove; 543-6043. License plates from any state, mainly FL, prior to 1980; old motorcycles or parts prior to 1960; Greg 557-7030. Free duck & guinea; 592-1206. 2008-2010 Chevrolet pickup, regular cab, short wheel base, 4x4 or GMC Sierra w/V-8 engine; 718-7748. AFFORDABLE SEAMLESS GUTTERS 20-Years Limited Warranty 21 Colors to Choose From

Gary McIntosh

(850) 593-0009

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

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

For Sale • Wanted • Free • Thank You • Lost (circle one)

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Vehicles (cont.) 1999 F-350, 7.3 diesel power stroke, 173K miles, extended cab, 50 gallon extra fuel tank; 419-651-3155 or 333-465-6820. 2012 White GMC Sierra SLE, 4 door, leather, 4x4, dual exhaust, bed liner, Weather Tech mats, 87,000 miles, excellent shape, $23,900; 527-3576. 1955 Apache Chevrolet truck, runs great, 90% restored, runs great, $5,500; 703-0385.

WANTED Part-time sitting job with elderly, can assist w/meal prep, no housecleaning or personal hygiene care, hours flexible, references available, 25 years experience; 251-504-4127. Male Border Collie w/papers; 569-2304. Horses; ponies; mules; 592-2494.

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

850-573-2157 850-263-0793

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

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81st Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day

Phaneuf Joins PowerSouth's Economic Development Team

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he cooperative's 81st Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day was held Saturday, April 28. Crowds were greeted by a large American flag displayed between two bucket trucks when they entered the civic center grounds. Booths ranging from glucose and cholesterol testing to wood turning were set up for members to visit. The co-op also provided valuable information about services for members including outage texting, surge protection and the new mobile app which allows members to pay their bill, update their account Members were able to have their glucose & cholesterol tested information and more on their phone or tablet. Musical entertainment was provided by The Cedar Creek Band and co-op employees served popcorn and snow cones for the crowd to enjoy while listening to their bluegrass sound. 86852002 The meeting started with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegience and National Anthem and the colors were presented by Chipley High School ROTC students. Mike Bjorklund, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Florida Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA)was the guest speaker at the event. He explained the role FECA plays on behalf of co-ops like WFEC - specifically how they represent the co-op's interests in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. and how they coordinate crews to help restore power and provide other assistance during storm restoration. Russell Dunaway, WFEC EVP & CEO, spoke about the importance of the job the linemen of the cooperative perform on a daily basis. He emphasized the importance of their safety while restoring power and spoke about the training necessary to become a lineman. During his remarks, he recognized Clark Feltman, a recent graduate of Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC) in Trenton, Georgia. Clark was ranked first in his class at SLTC over 202 other students. He also received the SLIM award at SLTC. Read more about Clark and his awards in next month's issue of the Current Light Flashes. CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

carlett Phaneuf (photo on page 6) recently joined PowerSouth’s economic development staff as Economic Development Representative for Florida. Phaneuf works with West Florida Electric Cooperative and three other distribution members in the Florida Panhandle, as well as state and local agencies, to recruit new companies and works with existing industry to facilitate business and economic growth in the region. Her responsibilities also include targeting specific business sectors to market PowerSouth’s 10-county Florida service territory both nationally and internationally. “My major goal is to help improve the quality of life in Northwest Florida by working to add good jobs and industry to our local economy. What our rural areas need most is a variety of quality jobs in different industries to generate more income for our residents and create opportunities to retain our young people,” said Phaneuf. Before joining the PowerSouth staff, Joe Rone, President, Board of Trustees Phaneuf served as Vice President of the Bay Economic Development Alliance and is the former Executive Director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Florida. She said that, because of this background, she enjoys helping relocating and expanding companies with their unique facility needs. Last year, she was recognized with the Dan Webster Young Innovator Award from the Florida High Tech Russell Dunaway, EVP & CEO Corridor in partnership with the Florida Economic Development Council. In January, she was recognized by Developers Counsellors International as a member of its “40 under 40” Class of 2017. A northwest Florida native, Phaneuf is passionate about the region. She will be integrally involved with partner organizations like Florida’s Great Northwest in helping move the area forward through economic

Home/Farm (cont.) Fertilized Bahia hay, 5x4 roll, barn kept, $42/roll; 334-685-0490. Green leather sectional, good condition, sofa bed, chaise & recliner, $600; 209-0928. Fertilized barn stored hay, 4x5 rolls; 258-0020. Square bale peanut hay; 5x5 rolls grass hay; 263-3427. Two-row planter, in good shape, shed kept, $1,000; 263-9572. 2005 JD 4310 tractor w/430 bucket, 4x4 diesel, 495 hours, $14,900; 6’ box blade, $399; Aires chrome brush guard, $125; chrome step bars 77”, $149; Sears 7 HP push mower, $175; 547-0448 or 850-373-3709.

Attention Members! The Heat Pump Rebate Program will be ending effective May 31, 2018

continued page 6

ISSUE MAY 2018

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Home/Farm (cont.) Tifton #9 Bahia grass hay, 5x5 rolls, fertilized per UF soil/fiber test, NE Jackson County, you haul, $30; 592-4740. Grandfather clock, walnut finish, 6.5’ tall, everything works, $300; 592-4793.

Together We Can Stay Safe

diversification and job creation. "Having been born and raised in the panhandle, it is such an honor to work with others to help shape the way our area grows. It’s important that we preserve what makes our area unique while enhancing and growing our economy,” said Phaneuf. Along with her husband, Matt, she has a two-year-old Scarlett Phaneuf daughter named Lily and lives in Freeport, Florida.

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• If you text OUT to report an outage, but don’t respond to the questions the system asks, it will say your outage was not reported and ask you to respond to the questions or call the office. • When you have multiple meters, and they are both off the same device, you’ll be asked if they are both out. • To use the outage texting feature, members must have a mobile number associated with their account. Remember, it is best to make updates to your accounts before outages occur. 23018001 WFEC also added an outage reporting feature to its mobile apps for both Android and IPhone users. This allows members to report outages from our mobile apps as well as view the online outage map from the app. The online outage map is also a great tool available for you to monitor outages 24/7. You can find that on our website. The map displays information about where outages are located, how many members are being impacted, what county it is in and if a crew has been dispatched to that location. Unfortunately, we can’t prevent all outage situations, but we can provide easier and more convenient ways for you to report the outages that do occur.

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Mobile Home Power Pole 100 amp $23695 200 amp $31995

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1994 Ford Ranger, new tires, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, LWB, A/C, everything works, good shape, high miles, well serviced, $1,800 OBO; 263-3460. 1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 4D sedan, 130,000 miles, excellent condition, one owner, complete maintenance records, silver mist metallic, $3,000 firm; 592-4740. 2007 Ford Taurus, beige, 80,470 miles, runs good, cold AC, 3.0, V6, $3,400; 2004 Isuzu Rodeo 1/4 ton, 4 door wagon, silver, 139,614 miles, 3.5L, V6, $3,200; 234-7070.

TATUM’S HARDWARE 1991 Ford Ranger, 3.0, V6, 112k miles, body rough, runs good, new Hwy. 71 Marianna radiator, heater hoses, rear freeze (850) 482-5513 plugs, $650 OBO; 258-2956. Ag Sprayers Sprayer Repair Parts Baler Twine

Family Dentistry of Chipley 415-1411 Family Dentistry of Bonifay 547-9290

McIntosh

Outboard & Small Engine Grand Ridge

Sneads

We buy boats & motors!

Most Insurances Accepted

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

New Chipley Location Cosmetic, General & Family Dentistry

CB Roofing

Digging too close to a padeptic mounted transformer like • New Installation the one above can damage underground cables, • Drainfield Repair/Replacement leading to electrical shock or • Septic Tank Pumping & Service interruptions in service. Use • Free Estimates caution when landscaping. Bonifay: 956-4329 • Chipley: 638-5406 Call 811 before you dig and stay safe. State Certified CFC1425994

1410-A Brickyard Rd, Chipley ...................................... 415-1411 110 E. North Ave, Bonifay ............................................ 547-9290

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ISSUE MAY 2018

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Vehicles

• Veneers • Crowns • Dentures • Cleanings • Whitening • Bonding New & Emergency Patients Welcome

Dr. Ernie Hooper, Dr. John Wilson, Dr. Brian Parker & Dr. Hilary Whitaker

Shingles • Metal • All Types 24 Years Experience New Roofs & Re-Roofs Repairs Warranty 5 Year Workmanship 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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Recreational Vehicles (cont.) 1999 Damon Daybreak motorhome, 33’, 21,000 miles, new tires, airlift, more, garage kept, $20,000; 638-0986.

Texting Makes Reporting Outages Easy

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hose of us familiar with local weather patterns realize that the spring and summer storm seasons are quickly approaching. That’s when our area experiences thunderstorms almost every afternoon, and, despite our best efforts to prevent them, this is when our co-op sees 2015 Coachman Freedom Express the majority of its power travel trailer, 21’, good condition, outages. 96581001 Last year, WFEC great for weekend getaways, added a new way for $10,000 OBO; 326-0477. you to report outages – by text! This easy E-Z-Go golf cart, driven by little and convenient way to old lady, A-1 condition, green, report outages also new batteries last year; 547-7493. provides peace of mind that your outage has Bracewell welded aluminum been successfully boat, 14’, tilt/trim, trolling motor, communicated to our trailer, motor, garage kept, $6,000 dispatchers. This firm; 638-1261, before 8 PM. manner of reporting also eliminated some of the 2014 Shasta travel trailer, overwhelming traffic 25’x8’ w/hitch & load levelers; our phone lines see during power outages. 703-2058. Our traditional outage Debbie Roney Smith reporting methods Full Time Realtor since 1996 Multi-Million Dollar Producer remain available. If you haven’t used this method of outage reporting, we encourage you 4420 Lafayette St. to give it a try and see if you like it. You can even receive updates about the Marianna, FL 32446 Call or Text (850) 209-8039 debson1999@gmail.com status of your outage and be notified when your power is restored via text. I’m a REALTOR~I’m American Gold Enrolling is easy, just follow these steps: Branching Out 1. Text WFEC to (800) 342-7400. 2. You will receive a welcome message with instructions about how to Tree Care report any future outages. 3. Then, when you need to report an outage, text OUT to (800) 342-7400. Hazardous Tree Removal Aerial Bucket Work • Tree Trimming 4. Text STATUS for updates during the outage, HELP for more info or STOP to quit receiving all notifications. 5. Once your power has been restored, a text confirming restoration will be “Quality work at a fair price!” sent to you. Free Estimates There are a few things you should note: Licensed & Insured • Your phone plan’s standard data charges will apply. Jeremy Hill • If your phone number is not recognized, the texting service will tell you to contact the cooperative by phone to report your outage 850-326-0266 using the outage management system. This means you need to update Nick Edenfield your phone number on the co-op’s billing system.

850-272-2161

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

D West Florida Turf SO SOCentipede • St. Augustine • 419 Bermuda D

Bush Paint & Supply

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

Centipede Seed

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

263-4744 • 971 6th Ave., Graceville

Est. 1980

200-Amp Power Pole $279.95

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

100 - Amp Power Pole $189.95 Delivery & Installation Available Rick Carnley - Lic. # EC-13006648

Florida Meter Pole Company, Inc.

Contact Rick at 526-2183 or Anthony Register at 573-0219

License Number: CMC1250499

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

Bush Well Drilling

Pump Sales & Service • Irrigation Systems • Water Treatment

Mulching, Excavation, Land Clearing Since 1969 • Licensed & Insured

Office:

850-263-8064

• Cell:

850-573-1229

Fred O’Neal II

O’Neal’s Dozer Service, Inc. 1977 Land Clearing • Rootraking • Road Building • Ponds Demolition since

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

Daylilies, all varieties, $5 each; 263-2263. Lawn mower by Yard Machine, 42”, new blades, works good, $350 OBO; 263-3460. Electric wheelchair, Quantum Q6 w/lift, new batteries, like new; 326-0124 or 638-9363. Concrete blocks, cored, used, 3x4”, 20x6”, 26x8”, all for $20; 547-3818. 250 gallon propane tank, with 30 gallons of propane, $300 OBO; 334-547-8689. Werner 24’ fiberglass extension ladder, 300 lb., excellent condition, $200; 7039134. Four Cooper Discover 255/65R17, $50; 4 Firestone Firehawk 215/50R17, $50 OBO; 703-9134. Jackson Farm Well Services

Florida Licensed Surveyor since 1969

Roger Lonsway Home Office: 638-7412

Miscellanous

Patrick Jackson

850-592-9530 or 850-573-6623

Mobile: 260-5438

Brock’s Equipment Service Cottondale • (850) 579-4863 Cell • (850) 573-1863 CBC1257046 backwoodsbuildings@yahoo.com

1240 South Blvd. • Chipley, FL 32428

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Excavator, Dozer & Dump Truck Service Land Clearing, Pond Building, Demolition, Site Preparation, Ditch Work, Tree & Debris Removal, Sand & Top Soil

F R E E E S T I M AT E S !

850-676-4903

ISSUE MAY 2018

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

www.backwoodsbuildings.net

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Multiple Listings Concrete Clydesdale statues, $200 each or both $325; lion claw dining table w/6 chairs, $350; 209-4695. 200 amp service pole, $150; 200 amp box & conduit pole for side of house, $100; 209-6693.

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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

Fiesta & Pyrex dinnerware; outdoor grills; Lance cookie jar; wash pot; iron fryers; 263-1648. 100+ lunch trays, five compartments, $1.50/each; new 6.5 HP water pump, 3” lines in & out, $250; two Peavey series 300 amplifier, $125 each; 415-0851.

ALDAY’S Bobcat & Tree Service

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

Licensed & Insured LI20000696600

Josh Alday

(850) 209-2501

Brown

Stacey Alday

Owner/Operator (850) 557-7290

Pump Repair

850.762.9402 or 850.832.5055

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

Tri-County Gas

Finch’s Welding Supply Art’s Home Services

Clay O’Neal:

S ervice , I nc .

Tri-County Gas S ervice , I nc .

“Home Folks Serving Home Folks”

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

547-3696 #RM0048955

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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

Carpenter/Handyman Build It - Fix It Clean It - Haul It

LLC/Insured/ 40 Years Experience

(850) 638-2611 CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE MAY 2018

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Recreational Vehicles 2000 Dutchman Classic, 37’, $3,000; 548-1244.

Armondi Roofing, LLC Re-roof Specialist

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

Free Estimates

However, when things are at their worst during severe weather, these individuals are at their best,” said Terry Mullen, Manager, Marketing & Communications. Our linemen understand the need for electricity and they pride themselves on restoring it as quickly, but as safely as possible. Wouldn’t you rather it take an hour longer to restore your power outage in the safest way possible so that a lineman makes it home to his family without injury? As a member and employee of West Florida Electric, I know I would – because we are family. 95687002 “I think the biggest thing about West Florida Electric is our family – it’s the family we have amongst ourselves. We actually spend more time with each other than we do with our own family,” said Bob McDaniel, a staking engineer in the Sneads district office. While we understand that electricity is vital in our day-to-day lives, we must never lose sight of the fact that our priority as a company is to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our members. It is a priority that our linemen return home to their families safely. Every. Single. Day.

5 Year Workmanship Warranty Licensed & Insured #CCC1330359

OLEN BARFIELD

Woolever Hydraulics, LLC

Have Sawmill, Will Travel

Cylinder & Component Repair

(850) 547-2934

Multiple Listings (cont.)

Chicken Casserole Submitted by: Patricia Spence Ingredients: 1 pound boneless chicken breast 1 can green chilis 1 8 oz. sour cream 1 package shredded cheese, any type 4 cans cream of chicken soup 1/2 sleeve salted crackers Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Boil and shred chicken. In a large bowl, combine chicken, chilis, 8 oz. sour cream, chicken soupand 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Mix well. Pour into a large casserole dish. Crumble crackers over the top of the casserole and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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

3225 Twin Ponds Road, Marianna, FL 32448

(850) 762-9103

638-7105

Panhandle Pump Repair & Filtration Service What’s in YOUR Water? Over 40 Years Experience License #2252

John White Owner

IS YOUR BANK

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. The choice is easy and so is changing to First Federal. We’ll help make the transition easy. Bonifay, Marianna, Graceville, and Chipley (850) 547-8250

Mark Kriser, Owner

Make Your Life a Little Smoother

(850) 527-1964 Paving • Driveways • Parking Lots Asphault Repairs Markkriser@yahoo.com

ISSUE MAY 2018

Sony TE530 reel-to-reel tape deck stereo, $50; Sansui SP55A large speakers, two, $25; two Sony FPM Speakers, large, $25; dual turn table, needs needle, $25; 8 ML slide projector, $25; surge machine & stand, $25; 592-2383 or 209-6588. Sherwood RX4109 200 Watt AM/ FM stereo receiver, $25; 10” compound slide miter saw, model 98199, new, $125; 209-6588. Gentle pony; barrel, roping, pleasure saddles, tack; 24’ gooseneck stock trailer; Soloflex weight machine, never used; hay, $10/roll; 592-2494.

Brindle bulldog; Dachshund puppies, $400; heaters; TVs; VHS GOLF CART SALES players; walnut table, 5’2”x4’; books; tapes; dressers; picture & SERVICE windows; toys; 703-0938 or Xtreme Southern Kustomizing 326-1369. (850) 263-4861 (850) 703-4442

Woodham Rd., Graceville, FL

Your Remodeling Pros

850.573.0616 CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

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

Southern Paving

• Total Renovations • Vinyl

www.ffbf.com

Member FDIC

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3024 Firefly Lane Vernon, FL 32462

Dodge quad cab, one owner, 5.7 Hemi, 99K miles, tool box & many extras, $10,600; Prowler travel trailer, $8,900; truck & trailer for $18,500; 547-0448 or 373-3709.

RC #29027247 RR #282811560

Ed McCoy Realtor

emccoy02@yahoo.com

Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

Williams Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small

• Roofing • Additions

850.674.8092

4636 Highway 90 Marianna, FL 32446 Multiple Diamond Award Winner

(850) 573-6198

Each office is independently owned & operated.

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Multiple Listings (cont.) Invacare electric hospital bed & mattress, model no. 5301IVC, used for three months, in perfect condition, $500 OBO; Golden lift chair w/remote, brown, $200 OBO; 703-9248. Kubota Z6222 zero-turn mower, 699 hours, $2,800 OBO; 1974 Pro 17 Tracker bass boat, 40 HP Mercury w/ trolling motor, good condition, $4,000 OBO; 718-1303. Two small school desks; 19301940 China cup/saucer set; latch hook yarn & canvas; 1955 orange glassware; 762-4777.

Real Estate 3BR/1BA, solid wood Jim Walter home, to be moved or torn down for lumber, $10,000 OBO; 334-435-9534. 12x60 mobile home, remodeled w/200 amp service, new fridge, stove, shower stall; 545-6660 or 593-6041.

Lineman - Not Just a Job, A Profession!

changed,” said Bo Ussery, a WFEC journeyman lineworker. “We probably have some of the best safety equipment that anyone in this business has – and we need to use it.” Linemen also need to be safety experts and remain vigilant when on the job. They take part in multiple training opportunities throughout each year to ensure their safety and the safety of others. They learn how and ou may not realize it, but our nation’s linemen impact your life on a when to inspect their personal protective equipment and tools. And, they daily basis. You may be wondering how that can be, but if you take learn how to rescue fellow linemen from the tops of poles, often called pole a moment to think about your activities, you’ll soon see. Did you top rescue. The record time for putting on gear, climbing a 40-foot-tall rely on a fully charged cell phone to wake you with its alarm this morning? pole and rescuing a hurt man is 43.33 seconds. Linemen are also trained Or did you use a conventional alarm clock? Both worked and woke you on in CPR, first aid and the use of defibrillators. They are also briefed on the time because of electricity. Did you take a hot shower? That’s also latest OSHA safety rules and regulations, and even traffic safety. complements of electricity. Make a pot of coffee? Also available to you “I tell a lot of people that the Usserys are a utility family – my son is a because of electricity. You get the point – we often take electricity for crew leader at Florida Public Utilities and my grandson is an apprentice granted. We expect to flip a switch and lineman at Gulf Coast Electric and I have lights. We demand electricity 24/7 think that is probably the main reason I and we want it to be uninterrupted and preach safety like I do now. I think of my available when we want it. Many of us grandson,” said Ussery. never give a thought to what it takes to Our linemen have to be provide that level of service and the risks knowledgeable about many subjects that are involved. including the fundamentals of The nation’s 117,600 lineworkers electricity, how it is generated and are on call around the clock. Linemen distributed, DC & AC current and are often first responders during storms circuits and trigonometry. In fact, a lot of and other catastrophic events, working mathematics and scientific principles are to make the scene safe for other public involved in a linemen’s job. They must safety officers. However, these dedicated, also learn about vectors, grounding, the hard workers are often taken for granted. use of hot line tools, how to tie ropes and They work to restore power after natural knots appropriately, how to repair power disasters, maintain the lines or build lines and other line equipment, how to new service. The lineman out in the construct power lines and the field works with thousands of volts of maintenance of those lines. 73127003 electricity high atop power lines 24 hours Linemen learn about insulators, a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity transformer connections, underground flowing and maintain the energy distribution, installing line conductors, infrastructure. climbing techniques, safe approach In fact, the job of a lineman has distances, switching procedures, Ohm’s been listed as one of the 10 most Law, wattage, load, power factor and dangerous jobs in the U.S. To help keep much more. Our linemen are even them safe, they wear specialized protective Josh Smith, journeyman lineman, wears two sets of protective gloves while working. trained in basic forestry techniques such as how to fell a tree safely. clothing and equipment at all times when They are also taught leadership skills and how to recognize hazards on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that will selfon the job. These workers around the country must learn multiple extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Two sets of abbreviations, symbols and technical terms. They also learn how meters gloves are worn together to protect them from electrical shock – double the work, how to install them, how to detect problems and how to test them. gloves, double the protection. While the gear performs a critical function, "These men are highly trained professionals who have to hold many it also adds additional weight and bulk, making the job more complex. certifications and undergo extensive training no matter how long they have Linemen carry up to 40 pounds of gear – the equivalent to a full 5-gallon been doing the job. Many of these guys are very unassuming individuals water bottle! and their skills are seldom, if ever, on public display. “I’ve been here 31 years. Times have changed and our industry has

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE MAY 2018

Real Estate (cont.) 1998 Horton Summit, 56x28, 3BR/2BA split plan, needs minor repairs, comes with dish washer, must be moved, $21,000 OBO; 762-3986. 4BR/2.5BA brick home, 3,918 square foot, garage, large porches, in-ground pool w/new liner, enclosed pool house, 39 acres w/timber & pasture, excellent condition, 2 miles south of Graceville, $279,000; 209-6774. 71 acre pasture in Washington County, small pond, fenced; 234-7070. 1992 Southern Living doublewide mobile home, 28x58, 3BR/2BA, very good condition, metal roof, appliances included, $15,500; 326-0277. 3BR/2BA updated brick home, Dogwood Lakes golf course, 2 lots total, fenced, $189,000; 849-7199.

In the market for a new electric appliance? WFEC has GE & HotPoint products!

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Multiple Listings (cont.) Invacare electric hospital bed & mattress, model no. 5301IVC, used for three months, in perfect condition, $500 OBO; Golden lift chair w/remote, brown, $200 OBO; 703-9248. Kubota Z6222 zero-turn mower, 699 hours, $2,800 OBO; 1974 Pro 17 Tracker bass boat, 40 HP Mercury w/ trolling motor, good condition, $4,000 OBO; 718-1303. Two small school desks; 19301940 China cup/saucer set; latch hook yarn & canvas; 1955 orange glassware; 762-4777.

Real Estate 3BR/1BA, solid wood Jim Walter home, to be moved or torn down for lumber, $10,000 OBO; 334-435-9534. 12x60 mobile home, remodeled w/200 amp service, new fridge, stove, shower stall; 545-6660 or 593-6041.

Lineman - Not Just a Job, A Profession!

changed,” said Bo Ussery, a WFEC journeyman lineworker. “We probably have some of the best safety equipment that anyone in this business has – and we need to use it.” Linemen also need to be safety experts and remain vigilant when on the job. They take part in multiple training opportunities throughout each year to ensure their safety and the safety of others. They learn how and ou may not realize it, but our nation’s linemen impact your life on a when to inspect their personal protective equipment and tools. And, they daily basis. You may be wondering how that can be, but if you take learn how to rescue fellow linemen from the tops of poles, often called pole a moment to think about your activities, you’ll soon see. Did you top rescue. The record time for putting on gear, climbing a 40-foot-tall rely on a fully charged cell phone to wake you with its alarm this morning? pole and rescuing a hurt man is 43.33 seconds. Linemen are also trained Or did you use a conventional alarm clock? Both worked and woke you on in CPR, first aid and the use of defibrillators. They are also briefed on the time because of electricity. Did you take a hot shower? That’s also latest OSHA safety rules and regulations, and even traffic safety. complements of electricity. Make a pot of coffee? Also available to you “I tell a lot of people that the Usserys are a utility family – my son is a because of electricity. You get the point – we often take electricity for crew leader at Florida Public Utilities and my grandson is an apprentice granted. We expect to flip a switch and lineman at Gulf Coast Electric and I have lights. We demand electricity 24/7 think that is probably the main reason I and we want it to be uninterrupted and preach safety like I do now. I think of my available when we want it. Many of us grandson,” said Ussery. never give a thought to what it takes to Our linemen have to be provide that level of service and the risks knowledgeable about many subjects that are involved. including the fundamentals of The nation’s 117,600 lineworkers electricity, how it is generated and are on call around the clock. Linemen distributed, DC & AC current and are often first responders during storms circuits and trigonometry. In fact, a lot of and other catastrophic events, working mathematics and scientific principles are to make the scene safe for other public involved in a linemen’s job. They must safety officers. However, these dedicated, also learn about vectors, grounding, the hard workers are often taken for granted. use of hot line tools, how to tie ropes and They work to restore power after natural knots appropriately, how to repair power disasters, maintain the lines or build lines and other line equipment, how to new service. The lineman out in the construct power lines and the field works with thousands of volts of maintenance of those lines. 73127003 electricity high atop power lines 24 hours Linemen learn about insulators, a day, 365 days a year, to keep electricity transformer connections, underground flowing and maintain the energy distribution, installing line conductors, infrastructure. climbing techniques, safe approach In fact, the job of a lineman has distances, switching procedures, Ohm’s been listed as one of the 10 most Law, wattage, load, power factor and dangerous jobs in the U.S. To help keep much more. Our linemen are even them safe, they wear specialized protective Josh Smith, journeyman lineman, wears two sets of protective gloves while working. trained in basic forestry techniques such as how to fell a tree safely. clothing and equipment at all times when They are also taught leadership skills and how to recognize hazards on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing that will selfon the job. These workers around the country must learn multiple extinguish, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Two sets of abbreviations, symbols and technical terms. They also learn how meters gloves are worn together to protect them from electrical shock – double the work, how to install them, how to detect problems and how to test them. gloves, double the protection. While the gear performs a critical function, "These men are highly trained professionals who have to hold many it also adds additional weight and bulk, making the job more complex. certifications and undergo extensive training no matter how long they have Linemen carry up to 40 pounds of gear – the equivalent to a full 5-gallon been doing the job. Many of these guys are very unassuming individuals water bottle! and their skills are seldom, if ever, on public display. “I’ve been here 31 years. Times have changed and our industry has

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continued page 12

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE MAY 2018

Real Estate (cont.) 1998 Horton Summit, 56x28, 3BR/2BA split plan, needs minor repairs, comes with dish washer, must be moved, $21,000 OBO; 762-3986. 4BR/2.5BA brick home, 3,918 square foot, garage, large porches, in-ground pool w/new liner, enclosed pool house, 39 acres w/timber & pasture, excellent condition, 2 miles south of Graceville, $279,000; 209-6774. 71 acre pasture in Washington County, small pond, fenced; 234-7070. 1992 Southern Living doublewide mobile home, 28x58, 3BR/2BA, very good condition, metal roof, appliances included, $15,500; 326-0277. 3BR/2BA updated brick home, Dogwood Lakes golf course, 2 lots total, fenced, $189,000; 849-7199.

In the market for a new electric appliance? WFEC has GE & HotPoint products!

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Recreational Vehicles 2000 Dutchman Classic, 37’, $3,000; 548-1244.

Armondi Roofing, LLC Re-roof Specialist

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

Free Estimates

However, when things are at their worst during severe weather, these individuals are at their best,” said Terry Mullen, Manager, Marketing & Communications. Our linemen understand the need for electricity and they pride themselves on restoring it as quickly, but as safely as possible. Wouldn’t you rather it take an hour longer to restore your power outage in the safest way possible so that a lineman makes it home to his family without injury? As a member and employee of West Florida Electric, I know I would – because we are family. 95687002 “I think the biggest thing about West Florida Electric is our family – it’s the family we have amongst ourselves. We actually spend more time with each other than we do with our own family,” said Bob McDaniel, a staking engineer in the Sneads district office. While we understand that electricity is vital in our day-to-day lives, we must never lose sight of the fact that our priority as a company is to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our members. It is a priority that our linemen return home to their families safely. Every. Single. Day.

5 Year Workmanship Warranty Licensed & Insured #CCC1330359

OLEN BARFIELD

Woolever Hydraulics, LLC

Have Sawmill, Will Travel

Cylinder & Component Repair

(850) 547-2934

Multiple Listings (cont.)

Chicken Casserole Submitted by: Patricia Spence Ingredients: 1 pound boneless chicken breast 1 can green chilis 1 8 oz. sour cream 1 package shredded cheese, any type 4 cans cream of chicken soup 1/2 sleeve salted crackers Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Boil and shred chicken. In a large bowl, combine chicken, chilis, 8 oz. sour cream, chicken soupand 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Mix well. Pour into a large casserole dish. Crumble crackers over the top of the casserole and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

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

3225 Twin Ponds Road, Marianna, FL 32448

(850) 762-9103

638-7105

Panhandle Pump Repair & Filtration Service What’s in YOUR Water? Over 40 Years Experience License #2252

John White Owner

IS YOUR BANK

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. The choice is easy and so is changing to First Federal. We’ll help make the transition easy. Bonifay, Marianna, Graceville, and Chipley (850) 547-8250

Mark Kriser, Owner

Make Your Life a Little Smoother

(850) 527-1964 Paving • Driveways • Parking Lots Asphault Repairs Markkriser@yahoo.com

ISSUE MAY 2018

Sony TE530 reel-to-reel tape deck stereo, $50; Sansui SP55A large speakers, two, $25; two Sony FPM Speakers, large, $25; dual turn table, needs needle, $25; 8 ML slide projector, $25; surge machine & stand, $25; 592-2383 or 209-6588. Sherwood RX4109 200 Watt AM/ FM stereo receiver, $25; 10” compound slide miter saw, model 98199, new, $125; 209-6588. Gentle pony; barrel, roping, pleasure saddles, tack; 24’ gooseneck stock trailer; Soloflex weight machine, never used; hay, $10/roll; 592-2494.

Brindle bulldog; Dachshund puppies, $400; heaters; TVs; VHS GOLF CART SALES players; walnut table, 5’2”x4’; books; tapes; dressers; picture & SERVICE windows; toys; 703-0938 or Xtreme Southern Kustomizing 326-1369. (850) 263-4861 (850) 703-4442

Woodham Rd., Graceville, FL

Your Remodeling Pros

850.573.0616 CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

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

Southern Paving

• Total Renovations • Vinyl

www.ffbf.com

Member FDIC

PAGE 12

3024 Firefly Lane Vernon, FL 32462

Dodge quad cab, one owner, 5.7 Hemi, 99K miles, tool box & many extras, $10,600; Prowler travel trailer, $8,900; truck & trailer for $18,500; 547-0448 or 373-3709.

RC #29027247 RR #282811560

Ed McCoy Realtor

emccoy02@yahoo.com

Licensed & Insured Free Estimates

Williams Home Improvements No Job Too Big or Small

• Roofing • Additions

850.674.8092

4636 Highway 90 Marianna, FL 32446 Multiple Diamond Award Winner

(850) 573-6198

Each office is independently owned & operated.

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

PAGE 9


Multiple Listings Concrete Clydesdale statues, $200 each or both $325; lion claw dining table w/6 chairs, $350; 209-4695. 200 amp service pole, $150; 200 amp box & conduit pole for side of house, $100; 209-6693.

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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

Fiesta & Pyrex dinnerware; outdoor grills; Lance cookie jar; wash pot; iron fryers; 263-1648. 100+ lunch trays, five compartments, $1.50/each; new 6.5 HP water pump, 3” lines in & out, $250; two Peavey series 300 amplifier, $125 each; 415-0851.

ALDAY’S Bobcat & Tree Service

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

Licensed & Insured LI20000696600

Josh Alday

(850) 209-2501

Brown

Stacey Alday

Owner/Operator (850) 557-7290

Pump Repair

850.762.9402 or 850.832.5055

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

Tri-County Gas

Finch’s Welding Supply Art’s Home Services

Clay O’Neal:

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ISSUE MAY 2018

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Recreational Vehicles (cont.) 1999 Damon Daybreak motorhome, 33’, 21,000 miles, new tires, airlift, more, garage kept, $20,000; 638-0986.

Texting Makes Reporting Outages Easy

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hose of us familiar with local weather patterns realize that the spring and summer storm seasons are quickly approaching. That’s when our area experiences thunderstorms almost every afternoon, and, despite our best efforts to prevent them, this is when our co-op sees 2015 Coachman Freedom Express the majority of its power travel trailer, 21’, good condition, outages. 96581001 Last year, WFEC great for weekend getaways, added a new way for $10,000 OBO; 326-0477. you to report outages – by text! This easy E-Z-Go golf cart, driven by little and convenient way to old lady, A-1 condition, green, report outages also new batteries last year; 547-7493. provides peace of mind that your outage has Bracewell welded aluminum been successfully boat, 14’, tilt/trim, trolling motor, communicated to our trailer, motor, garage kept, $6,000 dispatchers. This firm; 638-1261, before 8 PM. manner of reporting also eliminated some of the 2014 Shasta travel trailer, overwhelming traffic 25’x8’ w/hitch & load levelers; our phone lines see during power outages. 703-2058. Our traditional outage Debbie Roney Smith reporting methods Full Time Realtor since 1996 Multi-Million Dollar Producer remain available. If you haven’t used this method of outage reporting, we encourage you 4420 Lafayette St. to give it a try and see if you like it. You can even receive updates about the Marianna, FL 32446 Call or Text (850) 209-8039 debson1999@gmail.com status of your outage and be notified when your power is restored via text. I’m a REALTOR~I’m American Gold Enrolling is easy, just follow these steps: Branching Out 1. Text WFEC to (800) 342-7400. 2. You will receive a welcome message with instructions about how to Tree Care report any future outages. 3. Then, when you need to report an outage, text OUT to (800) 342-7400. Hazardous Tree Removal Aerial Bucket Work • Tree Trimming 4. Text STATUS for updates during the outage, HELP for more info or STOP to quit receiving all notifications. 5. Once your power has been restored, a text confirming restoration will be “Quality work at a fair price!” sent to you. Free Estimates There are a few things you should note: Licensed & Insured • Your phone plan’s standard data charges will apply. Jeremy Hill • If your phone number is not recognized, the texting service will tell you to contact the cooperative by phone to report your outage 850-326-0266 using the outage management system. This means you need to update Nick Edenfield your phone number on the co-op’s billing system.

850-272-2161

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

Centipede Seed

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Est. 1980

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

100 - Amp Power Pole $189.95 Delivery & Installation Available Rick Carnley - Lic. # EC-13006648

Florida Meter Pole Company, Inc.

Contact Rick at 526-2183 or Anthony Register at 573-0219

License Number: CMC1250499

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

Bush Well Drilling

Pump Sales & Service • Irrigation Systems • Water Treatment

Mulching, Excavation, Land Clearing Since 1969 • Licensed & Insured

Office:

850-263-8064

• Cell:

850-573-1229

Fred O’Neal II

O’Neal’s Dozer Service, Inc. 1977 Land Clearing • Rootraking • Road Building • Ponds Demolition since

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

Daylilies, all varieties, $5 each; 263-2263. Lawn mower by Yard Machine, 42”, new blades, works good, $350 OBO; 263-3460. Electric wheelchair, Quantum Q6 w/lift, new batteries, like new; 326-0124 or 638-9363. Concrete blocks, cored, used, 3x4”, 20x6”, 26x8”, all for $20; 547-3818. 250 gallon propane tank, with 30 gallons of propane, $300 OBO; 334-547-8689. Werner 24’ fiberglass extension ladder, 300 lb., excellent condition, $200; 7039134. Four Cooper Discover 255/65R17, $50; 4 Firestone Firehawk 215/50R17, $50 OBO; 703-9134. Jackson Farm Well Services

Florida Licensed Surveyor since 1969

Roger Lonsway Home Office: 638-7412

Miscellanous

Patrick Jackson

850-592-9530 or 850-573-6623

Mobile: 260-5438

Brock’s Equipment Service Cottondale • (850) 579-4863 Cell • (850) 573-1863 CBC1257046 backwoodsbuildings@yahoo.com

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850-676-4903

ISSUE MAY 2018

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

www.backwoodsbuildings.net

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Home/Farm (cont.) Tifton #9 Bahia grass hay, 5x5 rolls, fertilized per UF soil/fiber test, NE Jackson County, you haul, $30; 592-4740. Grandfather clock, walnut finish, 6.5’ tall, everything works, $300; 592-4793.

Together We Can Stay Safe

diversification and job creation. "Having been born and raised in the panhandle, it is such an honor to work with others to help shape the way our area grows. It’s important that we preserve what makes our area unique while enhancing and growing our economy,” said Phaneuf. Along with her husband, Matt, she has a two-year-old Scarlett Phaneuf daughter named Lily and lives in Freeport, Florida.

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• If you text OUT to report an outage, but don’t respond to the questions the system asks, it will say your outage was not reported and ask you to respond to the questions or call the office. • When you have multiple meters, and they are both off the same device, you’ll be asked if they are both out. • To use the outage texting feature, members must have a mobile number associated with their account. Remember, it is best to make updates to your accounts before outages occur. 23018001 WFEC also added an outage reporting feature to its mobile apps for both Android and IPhone users. This allows members to report outages from our mobile apps as well as view the online outage map from the app. The online outage map is also a great tool available for you to monitor outages 24/7. You can find that on our website. The map displays information about where outages are located, how many members are being impacted, what county it is in and if a crew has been dispatched to that location. Unfortunately, we can’t prevent all outage situations, but we can provide easier and more convenient ways for you to report the outages that do occur.

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1994 Ford Ranger, new tires, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, LWB, A/C, everything works, good shape, high miles, well serviced, $1,800 OBO; 263-3460. 1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 4D sedan, 130,000 miles, excellent condition, one owner, complete maintenance records, silver mist metallic, $3,000 firm; 592-4740. 2007 Ford Taurus, beige, 80,470 miles, runs good, cold AC, 3.0, V6, $3,400; 2004 Isuzu Rodeo 1/4 ton, 4 door wagon, silver, 139,614 miles, 3.5L, V6, $3,200; 234-7070.

TATUM’S HARDWARE 1991 Ford Ranger, 3.0, V6, 112k miles, body rough, runs good, new Hwy. 71 Marianna radiator, heater hoses, rear freeze (850) 482-5513 plugs, $650 OBO; 258-2956. Ag Sprayers Sprayer Repair Parts Baler Twine

Family Dentistry of Chipley 415-1411 Family Dentistry of Bonifay 547-9290

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CB Roofing

Digging too close to a padeptic mounted transformer like • New Installation the one above can damage underground cables, • Drainfield Repair/Replacement leading to electrical shock or • Septic Tank Pumping & Service interruptions in service. Use • Free Estimates caution when landscaping. Bonifay: 956-4329 • Chipley: 638-5406 Call 811 before you dig and stay safe. State Certified CFC1425994

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CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Vehicles

• Veneers • Crowns • Dentures • Cleanings • Whitening • Bonding New & Emergency Patients Welcome

Dr. Ernie Hooper, Dr. John Wilson, Dr. Brian Parker & Dr. Hilary Whitaker

Shingles • Metal • All Types 24 Years Experience New Roofs & Re-Roofs Repairs Warranty 5 Year Workmanship 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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Vehicles (cont.) 1999 F-350, 7.3 diesel power stroke, 173K miles, extended cab, 50 gallon extra fuel tank; 419-651-3155 or 333-465-6820. 2012 White GMC Sierra SLE, 4 door, leather, 4x4, dual exhaust, bed liner, Weather Tech mats, 87,000 miles, excellent shape, $23,900; 527-3576. 1955 Apache Chevrolet truck, runs great, 90% restored, runs great, $5,500; 703-0385.

WANTED Part-time sitting job with elderly, can assist w/meal prep, no housecleaning or personal hygiene care, hours flexible, references available, 25 years experience; 251-504-4127. Male Border Collie w/papers; 569-2304. Horses; ponies; mules; 592-2494.

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

850-573-2157 850-263-0793

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

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81st Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day

Phaneuf Joins PowerSouth's Economic Development Team

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he cooperative's 81st Annual Meeting/Member Appreciation Day was held Saturday, April 28. Crowds were greeted by a large American flag displayed between two bucket trucks when they entered the civic center grounds. Booths ranging from glucose and cholesterol testing to wood turning were set up for members to visit. The co-op also provided valuable information about services for members including outage texting, surge protection and the new mobile app which allows members to pay their bill, update their account Members were able to have their glucose & cholesterol tested information and more on their phone or tablet. Musical entertainment was provided by The Cedar Creek Band and co-op employees served popcorn and snow cones for the crowd to enjoy while listening to their bluegrass sound. 86852002 The meeting started with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegience and National Anthem and the colors were presented by Chipley High School ROTC students. Mike Bjorklund, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Florida Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (FECA)was the guest speaker at the event. He explained the role FECA plays on behalf of co-ops like WFEC - specifically how they represent the co-op's interests in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. and how they coordinate crews to help restore power and provide other assistance during storm restoration. Russell Dunaway, WFEC EVP & CEO, spoke about the importance of the job the linemen of the cooperative perform on a daily basis. He emphasized the importance of their safety while restoring power and spoke about the training necessary to become a lineman. During his remarks, he recognized Clark Feltman, a recent graduate of Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC) in Trenton, Georgia. Clark was ranked first in his class at SLTC over 202 other students. He also received the SLIM award at SLTC. Read more about Clark and his awards in next month's issue of the Current Light Flashes. CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

carlett Phaneuf (photo on page 6) recently joined PowerSouth’s economic development staff as Economic Development Representative for Florida. Phaneuf works with West Florida Electric Cooperative and three other distribution members in the Florida Panhandle, as well as state and local agencies, to recruit new companies and works with existing industry to facilitate business and economic growth in the region. Her responsibilities also include targeting specific business sectors to market PowerSouth’s 10-county Florida service territory both nationally and internationally. “My major goal is to help improve the quality of life in Northwest Florida by working to add good jobs and industry to our local economy. What our rural areas need most is a variety of quality jobs in different industries to generate more income for our residents and create opportunities to retain our young people,” said Phaneuf. Before joining the PowerSouth staff, Joe Rone, President, Board of Trustees Phaneuf served as Vice President of the Bay Economic Development Alliance and is the former Executive Director of the Walton County Economic Development Alliance. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Florida. She said that, because of this background, she enjoys helping relocating and expanding companies with their unique facility needs. Last year, she was recognized with the Dan Webster Young Innovator Award from the Florida High Tech Russell Dunaway, EVP & CEO Corridor in partnership with the Florida Economic Development Council. In January, she was recognized by Developers Counsellors International as a member of its “40 under 40” Class of 2017. A northwest Florida native, Phaneuf is passionate about the region. She will be integrally involved with partner organizations like Florida’s Great Northwest in helping move the area forward through economic

Home/Farm (cont.) Fertilized Bahia hay, 5x4 roll, barn kept, $42/roll; 334-685-0490. Green leather sectional, good condition, sofa bed, chaise & recliner, $600; 209-0928. Fertilized barn stored hay, 4x5 rolls; 258-0020. Square bale peanut hay; 5x5 rolls grass hay; 263-3427. Two-row planter, in good shape, shed kept, $1,000; 263-9572. 2005 JD 4310 tractor w/430 bucket, 4x4 diesel, 495 hours, $14,900; 6’ box blade, $399; Aires chrome brush guard, $125; chrome step bars 77”, $149; Sears 7 HP push mower, $175; 547-0448 or 850-373-3709.

Attention Members! The Heat Pump Rebate Program will be ending effective May 31, 2018

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ISSUE MAY 2018

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Animals/Livestock (cont.) German Shorthair Pointer puppies, AKC registered, $600; also trained older dogs; 693-5001.

Appliances Propane ready 36” Tappan stove, can convert to natural gas, excellent condition, fifth burner & non-stick griddle, self-cleaning, storage drawer, $300; 398-2895.

since 1984. They have one son, Zach, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. “I am very appreciative of the Board of Trustees for selecting me to complete the term of my friend, Ellis Nichols. I will strive to carry out the duties of a trustee in a manner that will honor the dedication and love Ellis had for WFEC, the employees and members served by the co-op,” said Tatum.

LET’S

AROUND DOWNED POWER LINES

POWER SAFETY

Kenmore 5-cycle washing machine, 2-years-old, $250; 593-6118.

Power lines can carry up to

GE freezer, small, 26x28, $40; 638-9587.

even if they’re on the ground

500,000 VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY

Hill’s Tree Service

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

593-4455 American Construction & Remodel, LLC

Specializing in Hardie Board Siding

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Makin’ Bacon Cured Meats Class May 10; 6:00-8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Student Building, 1300 South Blvd., Chipley Learn the basics of meat curing. We’ll discuss what types and cuts of meats to choose, food safety and proper handling of raw meats, different curing and brining methods, and the various woods used in smoking. A Q&A session will cover any specific issues or concerns. Registration is $5 and includes class materials. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Washington County Extension Office, 638-6265 or the Holmes County Extension Office, 547-1108. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact 850-638-6265 (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.

Touchton’s Barns & Sheds

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

Over 20 years experience

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

CLF Free Ad Policy (Limited to one ad per household)

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(850) 547-3698 • Bonifay

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

Wanted (cont.)

Fresh Sausage Making Class May 15; 6:00-8:30 p.m. Holmes County Ag Center, 1173 E. Hwy. 90, Bonifay This class provides a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of fresh sausage making. We’ll demonstrate the entire process - discuss types of fresh sausages and what types and cuts of meats to choose, selecting your spices, food safety and proper handling of raw meats, and how to properly stuff sausages. A Q&A session will cover any specific issues or concerns. Registration 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.

Home/Farm 5055E John Deere tractor, like new; 768-4536 or 263-3145.

Community Calendar

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

southeasternsurveying.com

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

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.

ISSUE MAY 2018

Zero-turn mower, willing to trade riding mower; 263-4339. Wood burning furnace, w/blower, not a stove; 543-6043. License plates from any state, mainly FL, prior to 1980; old motorcycles or parts prior to 1960; Greg 557-7030. Free duck & guinea; 592-1206. 2008-2010 Chevrolet pickup, regular cab, short wheel base, 4x4 or GMC Sierra w/V-8 engine; 718-7748. AFFORDABLE SEAMLESS GUTTERS 20-Years Limited Warranty 21 Colors to Choose From

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

For Sale • Wanted • Free • Thank You • Lost (circle one)

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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Wanted (cont.)

Community Calendar (cont.)

Used 6’ dog panels; 819-1999.

THANK YOU

8th Annual Armed Forces Day Fly-In May 19;, 8:00 a.m. Marianna Municipal Airport Lizzie Retherford Lewis went to Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and admission is free. Parachute Jump at her heavenly home on 10:00 a.m. Helicopter rides all day. Lots of airplanes on display, February 10, 2018. She retired including World War II war birds. Crafts, food and fun for all from the lunchroom & taught the family. For details, visit: www.cityofmarianna.com/flyin and Sunday School for over sixty years. www.facebook.com/MariannaMunicipalAirportFlyIn/. There will be Thanks to everyone for the love free airplane flights provided under the Experimental Aircraft Association’s shown to our family, The Lewis Young Eagles program for students between the ages of 8 and 17 for the Family first 25 to sign up at www.eaa1358.org/youngeagles.html. 

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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.

The Hallelujah Girls June 1-3; 7:00 p.m. (Friday & Saturday); 2:00 p.m. (Sunday) Spanish Trail Playhouse, 680 2nd Street, Chipley This play was written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten and will be directed by Tina Goodman. Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they’re going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now. By the time the women rally together to overcome obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout “Hallelujah!” This production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Tickets are $12 for adults & $10 for seniors (65 plus) and military (active or retired with ID) and can be purchased online (www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com), by calling 638-9113 or stopping by the box office at the playhouse. Office hours are MondayThursday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant June 8-9; 6:30 p.m. Washington County Ag Center, 1424 Jackson Avenue, Chipley Entry fee for contestants is $70, photogenic competition is an additional $10 & limited to one photo. All proceeds from pageant go to Panhandle Watermelon Festival. To enter, pick up an application at Bush Paint & Supply or Washington County Ag-Extension Office. Applications & entry fees due May 12. For more info, contact Pageant Director, Teresa Bush at 263-4744 (day), 263-3072 (evenings) or 415-0692 (cell) or Pageant Co- Director, Melissa Miles at 260-4323.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Tatum Appointed to Board of Trustees

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our West Florida Board of Trustees has appointed David Tatum of Altha, Florida, to fill the District 1 Board of Trustees seat left vacant by the passing of long-time trustee, Mr. Ellis Nichols. Mr. Tatum has been a West Florida Electric member, living in District 1, for 30 years. Mr. Tatum’s career in public service began in 1979. He served three terms as Sheriff of Calhoun County and retired in 2013 after 33 years of public service. 81993002 During his career, Mr. Tatum attended hundreds of hours of administrative training, public safety training, risk management, career development David Tatum and continuing education classes. He also served two terms on the Florida Sheriffs Association Board of Directors and the Calhoun County Senior Citizens Association Board of Directors. He has also served two terms on the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Inc. Board of Directors and is an Ordained Deacon at Altha First Baptist Church. He is a lifetime member of the Florida Sheriffs Association, a non-profit that provides support and training to all 67 sheriffs and their staff in the State of Florida. Since his retirement in 2013, most of his time has been spent on service projects doing construction. He says that he enjoys all aspects of building and mixes that with his desire to serve others. In 2015, he began offering guided quail hunts with his German Shorthaired Pointers. He also enjoys woodworking and sometimes makes furniture and cabinets for the service projects in which he is involved. He is the son of Newton and Kathryn Tatum and has been married to Lori (Carpenter) Tatum, the daughter of Alton and Connie Carpenter, continued page 4

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

ISSUE MAY 2018

CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE Animals/Livestock Registered Sim-Angus bull, excellent EPDs; 594-7626. Purebred Angus heifers, great blood lines, $800; 526-2451. American Staffordshire puppies, full blooded, not registered, black & blue coloring available; 593-7154.

Foxworth Antique Restoration Jeremy Foxworth Owner Motofox0086@gmail.com

850-326-5409

Appliances, Auto, Metal Oddities, Auto Body

Glen Scott

Stump Grinding Best Service

Best Prices

(850) 209-2105 Marianna, Florida

Local Telephone Prefixes 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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ALFORD

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Equipment Rentals, Tractors, Trenchers, Etc.

Ph: (850) 547-3658

Septic Tank Service, Installation & Repair Mobile Home Pads • Land Clearing • Excavation

Plumbing • Electrical Licensed & Insured

Dirt • Rock • Culverts

*must have valid active or retired military ID to qualify for discount*

Financing available WAC Just say, "Add it to my bill."

SAVE $20

*

$

15995

WAS $179.95 MSRP

MS 170 CHAIN SAW

A. C.

George Clayton

District 5

District 6

MILES

OWENS

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

(850) 762-3221 BONDURANT Attorney

District 9

Featuring: LS Tractors

Hydrostatic Steering • 20HP to 97HP • Residential • Agriculture • Commercial

FREE

Front Loader w/Tractor Purchase Any Size!!

Russell

DUNAWAY

Other LS Implements Available

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To find a Dealer: STIHLdealers.com For product information: STIHLusa.com

CURRENT LIGHT FLASHES

Choose fuel or battery power FS 40 C-E

$

/stihlusa

*Offers valid on purchases between 4/16/18 and 5/27/18 at participating dealers while supplies last. Not available in all markets. See dealer for details. †“Number one selling brand” is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2017 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. ©2018 STIHL

Panhandle Tractor

Executive VP/CEO

PICK YOUR POWER

Going on NOW at Your Local STIHL Dealer STIHL is the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America.† And right now, you can save big on both fuel- and battery-powered products during STIHL Dealer Days! Don’t wait – hurry in to your local Dealer today and take advantage of great savings before they’re gone!

ISSUE MAY 2018

STNUSAT018

Frank E.

Myron

HUDSON

Attention Members:

FSA 45

14995

11995

SAVE $10*

WAS $159 95

WAS $129 95

MSRP

5003 Highway 90 • Marianna, Florida 32446

(850) 526-2257

$

SAVE $10*

MSRP

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

MAY Malone, Altha & Campbellton 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.

TOLL FREE OUTAGE HOTLINE: 1.844.OUTAGE1 (844.688.2431)

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CURRENT LIGHT

FLASHES

CURRENT LIGHT

FLASHES

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

ISSUE MAY 2018

Read Online www.WestFlorida.coop

Lineman - Not Just a Job, A Profession! Pages 10-12

Energy Efficiency Tip:

A Cut Above TREE SERVICE LLC

Owner: Jason Morris

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

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

New Hybrid Barn Kits Available! Deck Kits! 6x8 - $309 8x10 - $439 10x10 - $569 12x12 - $659 12x14 - $719

Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight for maximum energy efficiency. Test the seal by closing the door over a piece of paper (so that it's half in & half out). If you can easily pull the paper out, your seal may need to be replaced or the latch may need to be adjusted.

Many more sizes to choose from!

Irrigation Supplies • Fence Panels • Mulch River Rock • Pea Pebbles • Landscaping Timbers

www.panhandlesalvage.com

Pool Supplies in Stock!

• Chlorine • Pool Salt • Pool Water Testing

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Tatum Appointed to Board of Trustees ...pgs. 3-4 Phaneuf Joins PowerSouth's Team ...pgs. 5-6 Texting Makes Outage Reporting Easy

...pgs. 14-15

81st Annual Meeting/Member App. Day

...pg. 16

Local Classifieds

...pgs. 3-17

VOL

68, NO 5

May 2018  

WFEC monthly member newsletter

May 2018  

WFEC monthly member newsletter