AAA: SUMMER ROAD TRIPS COULD BE THE CHEAPEST SINCE 2009 ………

AAA: SUMMER ROAD TRIPS COULD BE THE CHEAPEST SINCE 2009 ………

.Gas prices remain volatile but could soon be on the decline TAMPA, Fla. — Gas prices continue to fluctuate as refineries begin to move out of the spring maintenance season and prepare for the summer driving season. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, down a fraction of a cent from last week. Motorists continue to enjoy significant year-over-year savings, paying $1.24 […]

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EDITORIAL COMMENT: Is Volunteerism on the decline locally?

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Is Volunteerism on the decline locally?

I’m not sure it holds true everywhere, but it sure seems that volunteerism is on the decline locally.   by Kathy Foster   Whether it is volunteers working with agencies, schools or emergency services, there just doesn’t seem to be enough volunteers to meet the needs.   Why?  I’m not sure, so I started checking […]

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Circuit Court Judge Chris Patterson talks at Roulhac Middle School in preparation for Law Day 2015 ……

Circuit Court Judge Chris Patterson talks at Roulhac Middle School in preparation for Law Day 2015 ……

Circuit Court Judge Chris Patterson joined the many judges and attorneys who are continuing to generously give back to their communities.  Patterson, who taught at Roulhac Middle School in Chipley April 9th,  is part of the Justice Teaching Initiative directed toward helping students better understand how the law applies to them.   WHAT IS THE JUSTICE […]

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LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES NOW FORMING AT CHIPOLA ……..

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer an evening Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class beginning May 11th, 2015. Classes will meet weeknights from 5:30 – 9:30 P.M.   Completion of either of these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination, and become certified by […]

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A ‘Berry’ Healthy Way To Help Your Heart ………

A ‘Berry’ Healthy Way To Help Your Heart ………

(NAPSI)—A little heart-shaped fruit can be a big help to your heart. According to research, strawberries may play an important role in helping to reduce the risk of heart disease. “Strawberries are at the top of the list of foods I recommend for packing the most nutrition into everyday meals, especially when considering cardiovascular health,” […]

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Obituary for Jimmy Doyle Gipson …….

Mr. Jimmy Doyle Gipson, age 63, of Vernon, Florida passed away April 11, 2015. He was born October 19, 1951 in Bonifay, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Gipson. Mr. Jimmy Doyle Gipson is survived by his wife, Emily Sapp Gipson of Vernon, FL; his mother, Thelma Gipson of Vernon, FL; […]

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When Things Went Wrong, Teen Boater Kept Cool ………..

When Things Went Wrong, Teen Boater Kept Cool ………..

The Case for Taking a Boating Safety Course     TAMPA, FL   –   When 15-year Matt Mainzer decided to take a couple of friends out boating one Sunday afternoon in late March, little did he know that he would find himself and his friends floating in life jackets hanging on to the overturned […]

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE’ …….

CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CHIPOLA’S ‘SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE’ …….

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theater is in full rehearsal for the children’s musical, “School House Rock Live,” which will be presented to hundreds of elementary school children in May. A public performance is set for May 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., in the Center for the Arts.   Chipola Theater director Charles Sirmon recently selected […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Hump Pilot – Paying Homage to the Little Known Heroes of WWII

In a narrative that flashes between the life of American pilot Ned Thomas and events of World War II, a young man aspires to fly, and confronts a dangerous mission over the highest mountains on Earth – the vast, mythic, murderous Himalayas – the Hump.   The Hump, as the WWII airlift over the Himalayas […]

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Retirement Security In Five Strategic Steps ……..

Retirement Security In Five Strategic Steps ……..

(NAPSI)—While the process of planning for your retirement may seem daunting, National Retirement Planning Week® 2015—taking place from April 13–17—may be the opportunity you need to get back on track. Experts from the National Retirement Planning Coalition, which organizes the week, are urging Americans to use this time to develop, review and/or revise their retirement […]

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Obituary for Robert Beverley Bryant ……

Mr. Robert ‘Bob’ Beverley Bryant, age 79, of Vernon, Florida passed away April 10, 2015 at his home. He was born January 18, 1936 in Molino, Florida to the late Achey Clyde Bryant and Effie Leavada Mears Bryant.   In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou […]

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BERRY IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH ……..

BERRY IS CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH ……..

Laurie Berry is Chipola College’s Career Employee for April. Berry serves as a Department Associate in the Financial Aid Department and has worked at the college since 2000.   Pictured below from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Laurie Berry, Beverly Hambright, Director of Financial Aid and Dr. Jayne Roberts, Chipola Vice President of […]

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U.S. Forest Service Partnership Effort Improves Health of America’s Forests …..

Program has supported 4,300 jobs per year, improved 1.45 million acres of America’s forests since 2010 WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Forest Service announced today that 1.45 million acres of America’s forests and watersheds – an area larger than Delaware – are healthier as a result of collaborative partnerships to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. […]

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Managing the Home Lawn …….

Managing the Home Lawn …….

A healthy lawn can often make or break the outward appearance of your home. Among homeowners, many tend to “over” care for their lawn, especially when fertilizing, mowing, and irrigating. Follow Florida-Friendly Landscape practices and have a healthy lawn by learning how to fertilize, mow, and irrigate properly. Fertilize Fertilizing your yard properly is all […]

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Border Patrol Agents Recover Stolen Vehicle, Seize Drugs in N.M. …….

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico made several controlled substance seizures  recently valued more than $230,000 in marijuana during the early morning hours, and recovered a stolen vehicle from the United States Border Patrol Traffic Checkpoint near Las Cruces. Agents assigned to the Las Cruces checkpoints encountered a vehicle attempting […]

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Honor Rolls for Vernon Elementary School ……

Well done students!   Vernon Elementary School A Honor Roll Student                                   Grade               Teacher  Home Rm Holliday, Emma Grace              03             […]

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