Sci-Fi Contest Winners ……..

Sci-Fi Contest Winners ……..

(NAPSI)—Fame and fortune can come to the writers and artists who enter an unusual contest. This year, Matt Dovey of England and Adrian Massaro of Argentina were the grand prize winners of the 32nd annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards for Writers & Illustrators of the Future Contests for Science Fiction & Fantasy. A dozen […]

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KSES Shirts being offered …….

KSES Shirts being offered …….

Old school on the front and New school on the back.     Here’s your opportunity to buy a t-shirt memorializing both the old Kate M. Smith Elementary School in Chipley and the new school to be opened this year.   To purchase one of the shirts contact Wendy Welch at 415-9834.  The shirts are […]

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News from the West Florida Regional Planning Council ……..

News from the West Florida Regional Planning Council ……..

WFRPC Co-hosts Fourth Annual Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum Nearly 70 representatives from local government, engineering firms, and environmental consultants joined WFRPC staff at the Fourth Annual Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum. WFRPC partnered with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. EPA, and Apalachee Regional Planning Council to host this annual event, focused on educating […]

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Governor Scott: Florida’s Private Sector Grew Faster Than All Large States in May ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott has announced that Florida businesses had the highest annual private-sector job growth rate of the 10 most populous states in May. Florida’s private-sector job growth rate of 3.4 percent is also significantly higher than the nation’s, which is at 1.9 percent. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s job growth rate is growing 79% […]

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Peanuts, Peanut Butter May Hold Key To Preventing Obesity …….

(NAPSI)—Here’s good news about tasty treats: Adolescents at high risk for obesity significantly reduced their Body Mass Index (BMI) by substituting peanuts and peanut butter for unhealthy snacks according to a new USDA-funded study. “Obesity is the most pressing public health issue facing us today,” said Dr. Craig Johnston, principal investigator at the University of […]

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Courtney Sexton Wins the 2016 Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant …….

Miss Orlando, a Starke, FL Resident is Crowned on Pageant’s Final Night   Lakeland, FL  – The final night of the 81st Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant has concluded with Miss Orlando, Courtney Sexton winning the title of Miss Florida 2016. Fourty-eight  preliminary pageant winners from across the state had competed in three nights of preliminary competitions, […]

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Wausau, Florida Red Sox Hosts Successful Fundraiser For State Championships …….

Wausau, Florida Red Sox Hosts Successful Fundraiser For State Championships …….

‘These youngsters are our future, and in an age of electronic games and cell phones, these kids are out here playing baseball, and that in itself is a success story’, said Tray Hawkins on Friday, July 1, in Wausau, Florida. The occasion was the very hot but successful ‘Homerun Derby’ executed by the Wausau Red […]

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Photo Highlights of the 2016 Roulhac High School Reunion Parade …….

Photo Highlights of the 2016 Roulhac High School Reunion Parade …….

And, everyone had a good time.          

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Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Finishes Rocket Camp With A Blast …….

Florida Panhandle Technical College in Chipley, Florida Finishes Rocket Camp With A Blast …….

‘We have to engage these young students at an early enough age to satisfy their curiosity and ensure we will have our engineers of tomorrow’, said John Hansel, also known as “Doctor Rocket”, on the Florida Panhandle Technical College campus on Thursday, June 30. The occasion for Hansel’s comments was a Real Florida Magazine interview […]

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Awesome decals do great things for manatees, sea turtles ……..

What looks awesome and does great things for manatees and sea turtles? The latest editions of colorful waterproof manatee and sea turtle decals from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) became available July 1.   With each donation of $5 or more, individuals will receive their choice of one of this year’s decals […]

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USDA Announces $8.4 Million to Support a Diverse Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers …….

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $8.4 million in competitive grants to support the work of partner organizations that provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, Tribal and Veteran farmers and ranchers. USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as […]

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Roulhac High School Reunion kicked Friday night …….

Roulhac High School Reunion kicked Friday night …….

Those attending came from all over to visit with family and friends.  More activities on Saturday and Sunday.   by Kathy Foster   Classmates from the old Roulhac High School gathered Friday night at the T.J. Roulhac Enrichment Center in Chipley to reminisce and honor classmates no longer with them.  It has been 48 years […]

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Florida Panhandle Technical College Hosts STEM ‘Rocket Camp’ in Chipley ……..

Florida Panhandle Technical College Hosts STEM ‘Rocket Camp’ in Chipley ……..

‘Rocket Camp’ is making its mark on Washington County, Florida this week as a large group of 11-13 year olds learn how to build their own rockets, and then launch them into the blue summer skies. The program, now in its fourth year, is hosted by Florida Panhandle Technical College and this year’s camp was […]

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CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS FIRST COMMERCE MY WAY SCHOLARSHIP ……..

CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS FIRST COMMERCE MY WAY SCHOLARSHIP ……..

MARIANNA –Chipola College graduate Chelsea Kuhajda of Marianna was one of the first two $1,000 scholarship recipients of the First Commerce Credit Union MyWay Scholarship. Kelly Kolman of Tallahassee also was selected.   Five independent judges from area colleges—FSU, FAMU, TCC, Chipola, and Thomas University—selected the winners.   Kuhajda recently completed her sophomore year at […]

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Five tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home …….

Five tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home …….

Contributed by IFAS/University of Florida  Plants such as bromeliads, pictured here, can catch water in their leaves and become breeding areas for mosquitoes. DeValerio recommends flushing these plants out every two to three days. UF/IFAS Photo by Phil Lounibos. During Florida’s wet summers, your backyard or patio area can easily become a breeding area for […]

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Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay Named Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. …….

Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group, is proud to name Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Fla. as Soliant’s Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. for 2016. For its eighth year, Soliant opened up an 11-month long nomination period to hospitals across America to see which hospitals reign supreme […]

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