WORKFORCE ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO MEET AT CHIPOLA …….

MARIANNA—Chipola College will host the annual meeting of the Workforce Development Advisory Council, Thursday, Oct. 23. College officials are expected to announce the launch of two new programs during the meeting.   More than 100 area professionals and business leaders serve on 11 separate advisory committees for each of the college’s career and technical education […]

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CHIPOLA’S JOHNSON IS TEACHER ED GRAD MADE GOOD …….

MARIANNA–After graduating from Malone High School, Mackenzie Willis Johnson, like most high school graduates from the area, enrolled in Chipola College.   Johnson was a scholar-athlete who was a member of Chipola’s cross-country and cheerleading teams.   After completing her Associate of Arts degree, she was accepted into the Chipola School of Education and completed […]

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Terry Ellis speaker at RMS ….

Terry Ellis speaker at RMS ….

The guest speaker in the Roulhac Middle School Careers class for the week was Mr. Terry Ellis, Vice President of U.S. Operations at West Point. He talked with the students about the responsibilities of his position, the operations of the facility, and the importance of good decision making.  

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Obituary for Chief Fish Eagle (Wilbert Evans) ……

Chief Fish Eagle (Wilbert Evans) age 102, passed from this life Monday, October 20, 2014 at Grand Boulevard Health and Rehab Center in Miramar Beach, FL. He was born in Cherokee, North Carolina on January 30, 1912 to Jessie and Lela (Ganey) Evans. Wilbert was self-employed painter and has lived in Point Washington, FL her […]

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Florida Department of Health offers Flu Vaccinations for Employees ……

Florida Department of Health offers Flu Vaccinations for Employees ……

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Health today provided flu vaccinations to over 300 state employees as part of the “Vaccine before Halloween” campaign. Onsite vaccinations were available throughout the day at the Capital Circle Office Complex in Tallahassee, and the event served as a reminder that it is important for all Floridians to get their […]

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Obituary for Jesse Justice, Jr. …….

Mr. Jesse Justice, Jr., age 73, was called home to be with the Lord on October 19, 2014 at 10:25 PM surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He was born October 30, 1940 in Marting, West Virginia. He was a proud veteran serving 20 years in the US Army. He entered the service June 11, […]

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New hours for Washington County libraries ……

New hours for Washington County libraries ……

Post this notice on your refrigerator.     È New Library Hours Extended Hours at Branch Locations! Starting on Monday, October 20th, 2014, hours will be as follows for branch locations:   Sam Mitchell (Vernon) Branch Monday 9am-6pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch) Tuesday 12pm-6pm Wednesday 12pm-6pm Friday 9am-3pm Sunny Hills Branch Tuesday 9am-2pm Wednesday 1pm-6pm […]

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A trip to the Smokies …….

A trip to the Smokies …….

The Great Smoky Mountains boast 100 species of native trees, making this national park a cornucopia of fall colors.  Along the high ridges and mountain tops, trees are changing  color .  The peak of fall color in the valleys and coves is usually in late October or early November.  Sunny days and cool nights are […]

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Shining A Light On Rare Cancers ……..

(NAPSI)—Every year, about 14,500 people are diagnosed with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), a group of rare blood cancers that originate in the bone marrow—and the more you know about them, the better you can be at finding support for yourself or someone else affected by this diagnosis.   The Problem Living with a rare cancer, like […]

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Obituary for Maurice Scott ….

Maurice Scott, age 82, of Chipley, passed from this life Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, FL. Maurice was born on February 8, 1932 in Alford, FL to John Lenzy and Lessie (Dilmore) Scott. After serving with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, he served as County Extension […]

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Governor Rick Scott: Florida National Guard Rapid Response Teams will further prepare for Ebola

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – After meeting with Major General Emmett Titshaw , Governor Scott has announced that the Florida National Guard is currently establishing two Rapid Response Teams to further enhance Florida’s Ebola preparedness efforts.  Each National Guard Rapid Response team of 16 will include doctors, nurses and equipment personnel. These two teams are undergoing intensive […]

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Mondays with Pete October 20, 2014 …….

Good Morning;             Saturday morning at 5 a.m. I lay wide awake nestled under the covers against the cool temperatures of a Florida fall morning.  A rooster could be heard in the distance calling for the morning to break.  He was about an hour early, but he was insistent. When the rooster was quiet a great horned […]

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AAA: US SHALE BOOM A GIFT TO MOTORISTS …….

AAA: US SHALE BOOM A GIFT TO MOTORISTS …….

Consumers are Paying the Lowest Price at the Pump in over Two Years TAMPA, Fla.  –  U.S. oil production has soared to its highest level since 1985, placing downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices. WTI crude settled at $82.75 on Friday, after dropping below $80 a barrel for the first time in two years on Thursday. The savings […]

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Guardian ad Litem swears in new volunteers ….

Guardian ad Litem swears in new volunteers ….

Judge Chris Patterson took time from his schedule last Thursday to swear in six new Guardian ad Litem volunteers who will now serve as the eyes and ears of court system.  Guardian ad Litem volunteers are considered “a powerful voice for Florida’s children” and serve the court system because too many children in the child […]

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Agritourism: a Growing Industry in the Panhandle …….

Agritourism: a Growing Industry in the Panhandle …….

Agriculture Awareness, General Agriculture, Market, Small Farms by Shep Eubanks Agritourism is an industry that provides alternative income opportunities for Panhandle agricultural producers, while providing recreational opportunities for tourists, schools, churches, and other organizations.  Agritourism activities also promote agriculture, and the vital role that agriculture plays in our daily lives, and the Florida economy.  It combines Florida’s two largest […]

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CHIPOLA INVITES THEATRE FANS TO JOIN ACT FUND …….

CHIPOLA INVITES THEATRE FANS TO JOIN ACT FUND …….

MARIANNA—Chipola College Theatre Director Charles Sirmon invites theatre fans to join the Applauding Chipola Theatre Fund. Become a member of the ACT and receive VIP setting for a great 2014-2015 season.   The Chipola Theatre season opens with the comedy, “Rumors,” Nov. 13–16. At a large, tastefully-appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has […]

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