Newsletter from the Washington County Public Library System …..

Newsletter from the Washington County Public Library System …..

See what’s going on! WCPL October 2014 Newsletter In This Issue Did You Know? Theater Thursday Red Cross Visits! Explore A Story Stephen King Fright Nights Letter Learners Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier Parent/Caregiver Support Group Library Hours October Events: Writers’ Group – October 2nd, at 2:00 p.m., at the Chipley Library Lego 4-H […]

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AAA: GAS PRICES TO KEEP DROPPING IN OCTOBER ……..

AAA: GAS PRICES TO KEEP DROPPING IN OCTOBER ……..

Consumers Paid the Cheapest September Gas Prices in Four Years Web Tools Daily gas prices Ways to save money on gas Calculate the cost of gas for your next road trip TAMPA, Fla. (October 1, 2014) — Drivers across the United States paid the lowest September gas prices since 2010. The national average was $3.39 per […]

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County Establishes Economic Development Funding Source ……..

County Establishes Economic Development Funding Source ……..

  The Washington County   Economic Development Council Board wishes to thank the Board of County Commissioners for adopting the resolution below which will greatly help spur growth and job creation within Washington County over the next few years and more.  The investment for which the BOCC has committed is the right decision for the […]

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2014 Ball & Chain Hare Scramble at Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park ….

2014 Ball & Chain Hare Scramble at Hard Labor Creek Off Road Park ….

October 5th  …  presented by the Florida Panhandle Trail Riders.    

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Girl Scout Camps in Need of Critical Funds ……..

Girl Scout Camps in Need of Critical Funds ……..

PANAMA CITY – Camping has been part of a 102 year tradition in Girl Scouting, but this tradition is in jeopardy for girls in the Florida Panhandle. Mother Nature has had an adverse effect on the camps causingwater erosion, road washouts and weather rotted foundations. The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle is seeking […]

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Washington County BOCC declares October as ‘Florida Manufacturing Month’

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners got on board with the Chamber of Commerce and has declared October 2014 as Florida Manufacturing Month with the following proclamation:   WHEREAS,   Recognizing October, 2014, as Florida Manufacturing Month is an effective way to highlight the importance of the manufacturing in our nation’s economy and to […]

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It’s Flu Season—Here’s How To Avoid The Bug …….

(NAPSI)—While flu season in the U.S. historically starts in October, most of us don’t think about it until either we get sick or a family member or co-worker does, and by then, it may be too late. One of the few facts about flu season is that it’s always unpredictable and may peak at any […]

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T&B Hidden Treasures: A small business you should get to know in Chipley …..

T&B Hidden Treasures: A small business you should get to know in Chipley …..

Located at 1571 Hwy 90 West in Chipley, this business features antiques along with hidden treasures that can brighten any home.   Open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  owners L.B. Baggett and Billy Tinsley    welcome browsers and shoppers interested in anything old.   Make plans to stop by and see […]

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Pruning your trees ……

Pruning your trees ……

Information provided by IFAS Over-extended or defective limb   The tree at the top has a long over-extended limb on the lower left side of the canopy. Reducing the length of the limb can reduce the risk of it breaking from the tree. A small dose of reduction removes a small amount of wood and […]

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2014 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business ……..

2014 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business ……..

UF/IFAS Extension Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and Naturally EscaRosa are pleased to announce that the 2014 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference will be held at Adventures Unlimited in Milton, Florida November 5-6.     The conference will be an exciting blend of informational sessions, hands on activities, and an opportunity to explore local Agritourism and Ecotourism […]

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Jackson County 41st Annual Farm City Festival ……

Jackson County 41st Annual Farm City Festival ……

Nov. 21st and 22nd    …… Presents the  41st Annual Farm City Festival Friday, November   21st                                                                    Farm City Breakfast and Presentation Static Display of Antique Tractors Lawnmower Pull Saturday, November 22nd Farm Tours Tractor Pull Antique Car Display              Sponsorships needed!! Farm Credit is the Platinum Sponsor for this event and the following are the sponsorships […]

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SCARECROWS IN THE GARDENS: Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park starting Oct. 2nd …..

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and the Friends of Maclay Gardens Inc. would like to invite the public to participate in and come out and see the display of one of a kind scarecrows during the month of October.  We invite you to create your own scarecrow and enter […]

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Obituary for Ona Peleckis ……

Ona Peleckis, 85 of Sunny Hills, Florida, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 26, 2014 at Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Chipley, Florida.   Ona was born on October 28, 1928 in Kybartai, Lithuania to Jurgis and Stase Sergalis. She moved to the panhandle area in 1978 coming from Detroit, Michigan, […]

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Obituary for Elaine Senterfitt ……

Obituary for Elaine Senterfitt ……

Elaine Senterfitt, age 65, of Chipley, passed from this life Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Bay Medical Center Hospital. Elaine was born in Chipley, FL on March 18, 1949 to Earnest Broward and Ibra (Newsome) Ferguson. She was a homemaker and caregiver to several family members including her aunt, Jessie Owens.   In addition to […]

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City of Chipley approves Millage Rate and Final Budget

City of Chipley approves Millage Rate and Final Budget

In a 4-0 vote Monday evening the Chipley City Council approved their Final Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2014-15 and the Final budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15.   Councilwoman Karen Rustin was absent.  Council members approved the millage rate and budget which are shown below in a “draft” form.  

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A message from Supervisor of Elections ….

Washington County Supervisor of Elections Carol Rudd  wants to let local voters know  ballots will be sent out starting Oct. 2nd.   According to Rudd the group, Let’s Get To Work,  are informing voters to call our election offices (statewide) if they have not received their ballot.   Rudd said this is causing a lot […]

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