Doing Good With Wood …..

Doing Good With Wood …..

(NAPSI)—A self-taught entrepreneur who gives back by teaching underprivileged kids his woodworking skills; a group of retirees who work all year on toys for the holidays; a high school class that saves a beloved tree by turning it into a favorite gathering place: They all do good with wood, improving their communities and enjoying the […]

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Obituary for Helena N. Pleasants ….

Helena N. Pleasants, age 94 of Bonifay, Florida passed away Saturday, October 2, 2013 in the Bonifay Nursing Home.   Helena was born March 13, 1919 in Helena, Montana to the late John F. and August (Olish) Norton. She had been a resident of the area since 1971, coming from Rockledge, Florida. Helena was a […]

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Obituary for Helen Williams Hill

Obituary for Helen Williams Hill

Helen Williams Hill died Thursday, October 31, 2013 in Lakeland, Florida at 89 due to cardiac arrest.   On October 24, 1924, in Geneva, Alabama, Sanford and Sallie Williams welcomed their second daughter into the world and named her Sallie Helen. Little Helen grew up in Noma, Florida, and graduated from high school in Bonifay. […]

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MILITARY FAMILY MONTH, 2013 ……

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary MILITARY FAMILY MONTH, 2013 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Throughout our Nation’s history, an unbroken chain of patriots has strengthened us in times of peace and defended us in times of war. Yet […]

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Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center hosts Hall of Fame induction ceremony …..

Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center hosts Hall of Fame induction ceremony …..

Program honored  local nursing home residents, staff and community members. Chipley, FL. – Washington Rehab and Nursing in Chipley hosted a  Hall of Fame Café celebration Nov. 1st  to honor residents at the local nursing home. The purpose of the Hall of Fame program is to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and experiences of the center’s […]

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Historical Society adds to research section …..

Historical Society adds to research section …..

Meeting Nov. 1st members of the Washington County Historical Society were delighted to learn that more books had been added to the organization’s research section open to the public on Friday mornings for genealogy research.   Additionally,   photos of the Davis Family from the Gilberts Mill area have been given to the museum.   […]

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93rd Annual Florida Beekeepers Convention Held at Washington County Ag Center in Chipley …..

93rd Annual Florida Beekeepers Convention Held at Washington County Ag Center in Chipley …..

Courtesy of  The Goulding Agency   Displays ranged from box hives to beekeeping tools to tractors while presentations covered common parasites, viruses and predator bears, as several hundred attendees enjoyed the annual Florida Beekeepers Convention in Chipley this weekend. Typically held in central or south Florida, the annual convention has not been held in the […]

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Osprey nests relocated as new transmission line construction begins …..

Osprey nests relocated as new transmission line construction begins …..

A new transmission line takes flight with a plan to keep osprey nests safely grounded.   Before construction begins later this month on the 25-mile Laguna-to-Santa Rosa transmission line in Bay and Walton counties, more than 20 osprey nests are being moved to new 60-foot wooden poles nearby, complete with a nest platform.   Gulf […]

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STUDENTS LEARN AT CHIPOLA STEM MEETING …..

STUDENTS LEARN AT CHIPOLA STEM MEETING …..

MARIANNA—More than 150 high school students attended the second FloridaLearns STEM Scholars Regional Forum at Chipola College Friday, Oct. 25. Students conducted lab experiments and physics activities, and learned from two area doctors.   Steven Spence, M.D., and Susan Compton, M.D., made presentations to the students about the renal system. Dr. Spence and Dr. Compton […]

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Stroh Moves Hearts during Missions Conference …..

Stroh Moves Hearts during Missions Conference …..

The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville welcomed pilot and missionary Michael Stroh for the annual Missions Conference held October 21-23. For three riveting days, Stroh passionately shared uplifting stories and reminded students that “God knows what He’s doing.”   Stroh currently serves as Executive Director for the International Association of Missions Aviation (IAMA) […]

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Start planning your FY 2013 AFG Grant application now! ……..

APPLICATION PERIOD FOR FY 2013 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANTS (AFG) OPENS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013, 8 A.M. EST AND CLOSES ON DECEMEBER 6TH 2013 AT 5:00PM EST Start planning your FY 2013 AFG Grant application now!  We recommend that you start your application today by reviewing the Application Assistance Tools located on the AFG website.  These tools […]

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New Design For Helping Kids Beat Cancer And Blood Disorders ……

New Design For Helping Kids Beat Cancer And Blood Disorders ……

(NAPSI)—While for most young people the teen years are challenging enough, for some, there are further complications—and one such young woman turned those into a way to help others.   The Problem Here’s her story: Michelle Nguyen from Johns Creek, Georgia has a rare blood disorder called thalassemia.   According to the Centers for Disease […]

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NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH, 2013 …..

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH, 2013 – – – – – – - A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   The entrepreneurial spirit has always been at the heart of our Nation’s story. With inventions that changed American life and startups that lifted our […]

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CHIPOLA TO HOST GIRLS REPORT CLASSIC ……

MARIANNA—The Chipola Lady Indians open the season Nov. 7 when they host the three-day Collegiate Girls Basketball Report Classic in the Milton H. Johnson Health Center.   Last season, the Lady Indians finished second in the Florida/Region VIII Basketball Tournament and went on to finish in the Elite 8 in the NJCAA National Tournament.   […]

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November “Fish Busters’ Bulletin” By Bob Wattendorf …..

November “Fish Busters’ Bulletin” By Bob Wattendorf …..

Holidays bring fishing bonuses.        Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday and for many people represents their only four-day holiday. So what better time to offer license-free fishing days? Friday, Nov. 29, will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, followed by a saltwater license-free day on Nov. 30.   To round out the gift-giving, Saturday, Dec. […]

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Sneaky Snails …..

Sneaky Snails …..

by Alex Bolques   Occasionally on shipments of container plants, snails (terrestrial air-breathing gastropods) may be found attached to the container pot.     Cone Shaped or Cone Shell Snail Photo Credits: Heather M. Young, Biological Scientist, NFREC-Quincy   Snails are abundant in nearly all parts of the world except the arctic regions, and feed almost […]

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