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TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT POISONINGS IN YOUR HOME DURING NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK …….

During the 56th National Poison Prevention Week, celebrated March 19-25 this year, the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties is sharing tips to ensure the safety of homes and communities and help prevent poisonings. In 2016, nearly 38,000 poison exposure calls reported in Florida were regarding children age 5 and under. Poisonings […]

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Wildflower News: Parrot Pitcher Plant ……..
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Wildflower News: Parrot Pitcher Plant ……..

This plant (Sarracenia psittacina) is the smallest of our more common pitcher plants but its dark red buds and flowers show up along the roadsides. It blooms later than the rose pitcher plant and the yellow trumpet pitcher plant. Its leaves lie close to the ground and at the end they curve around into a […]

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Take Our Business Rent Tax Survey TODAY ………
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Take Our Business Rent Tax Survey TODAY ………

Make Your Voice Heard Florida is the only state with a Business Rent Tax, and the Florida Chamber is urging the legislature to phase out this $1.8 billion Florida only tax on businesses. That means in Florida, businesses pay a six percent tax on the space they lease, including added costs to that lease, such […]

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BCF To Present “The Lion and The Lamb” April 6th …….
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BCF To Present “The Lion and The Lamb” April 6th …….

In celebration of the Easter season, The Music and Worship Division of The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will present the musical, “The Lion and The Lamb” on Thursday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the BCF Wellness Center. The performance will feature the combined musical talent of the entire BCF College Choir […]

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Tobacco Cessation Classes in Holmes County ………..

Holmes County- Big Bend Area Health Education Center in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Holmes County (DOH-Holmes) and Doctors Memorial Hospital  offer tobacco cessation classes on the 4th Thursday of each Month from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at DOH – Holmes, 603 Scenic Circle, Bonifay.   For more information please contact James Lewis at […]

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Don’t Drive Damaged Goods ……..
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Don’t Drive Damaged Goods ……..

(NAPSI)—More than 725,000 vehicles driven on U.S. roads every day may be dangerous, according to new research from Carfax. These vehicles were damaged so severely in an accident, by fire or flood that DMVs across the country require permanent title marks to warn people about the damage. Still, thousands are back on the road in […]

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Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …….
By March 18, 2017 Read More →

Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly Briefing …….

It has been more than nine months since the tragic attack at Pulse nightclub took 49 innocent lives and shocked our country. I will never forget waking up to the horrific news. I quickly assembled my team of victim advocates and immediately headed to Orlando to offer whatever help we could. Attorney General Bondi’s Weekly […]

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BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill ……….
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BMAPs, BMPs and the New Florida Water Bill ……….

Nitrates are the primary pollutant being addressed by the Jackson Blue Spring/Merritt’s Mill Pond BMAP. This BMAP identifies nitrogen fertilizer used in agriculture as the primary source of nitrates in the Jackson Blue Springs Basin. by albertin Photo credit: Doug Mayo The 2016 Florida Water Bill authorized regulations that will affect everyone in Florida.  Farmers […]

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LADY INDIANS HEADED TO NATIONALS …….

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians (27-4) advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in Lubbock, Texas, on an at-large bid. The Lady Indians were among 8 at-large selections in the 24 team tournament which runs March 20-25. Chipola earned the #3 overall seed and will play Wednesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. CST against the winner of […]

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Habitat helping in Chipley …….
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Habitat helping in Chipley …….

Hats off to the group of Pennsylvania college students who spent their 2017 Spring Break helping build a home with Chipola Habitat for Humanity.   Going up at  734 1st Street in Chipley, the new home will help provide much-needed housing in the local community.   Also, hats off to the church groups and organizations […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida Will Honor the Sacrifice of Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker ……….

DAVIE, Fla. –  Governor Rick Scott has issued a statement in response to the death of Floridian and Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker following the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in New Mexico earlier this week. Governor Scott will honor the memory and sacrifice of 1st Lt. Dellecker […]

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Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter ……..
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Maximizing Cotton Profits With Poultry Litter ……..

A USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agronomist in Mississippi has found a way to help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits when they use poultry litter as fertilizer. ARS agronomist Haile Tewolde inspects cotton fertilized with chicken litter near Coffeeville, Mississippi. Photo by John Brooks. Dennis O’Brien, USDA ARS Office of Communications A USDA […]

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Washington County Heritage Festival April 1st-2nd
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Washington County Heritage Festival April 1st-2nd

This special event will be held at Falling Waters State Park in Chipley Washington County Heritage Festival Falling Waters State Park April 1- 2, 2017 Falling Waters State Park and the Washington County Tourist Development Council are proud to present the 2nd Annual Washington County Heritage Festival. In the tradition of Legends and Lore, come […]

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THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IN Holmes and Washington Counties PROMOTES HEALTHY EATING DURING NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH®

  March is National Nutrition Month and the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties (DOH-Holmes and Washington) is promoting healthy eating and encouraging Floridians to make informed food choices. National Nutrition Month® is sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” […]

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Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration ………
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Beavers – Engineering Marvel or Farmer’s Frustration ………

 by Judy Biss Beaver lodge, Calhoun County Florida. Photo by Judy Biss Even though the “work” beavers do can sometimes cause frustration to land owners, they are truly amazing creatures.  A number of questions have come into the Extension Office lately about managing beavers, so it is a good time to discuss a little about the […]

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Obituary for Judy McDaniel Steverson …….

Judy McDaniel Steverson was born October 11, 1945 in Boise, Idaho to William Dawson and Edna Tant McDaniel. She spent her early years in Columbus, Georgia and Dothan, Alabama before settling in Bonifay, where her father relocated to run Hoover’s Mill. It was in Bonifay where she met and married the love of her life […]