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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PRO RACE CAR DRIVER VISITS CHIPOLA AUTO AND WELDING PROGRAMS ……..

PRO RACE CAR DRIVER VISITS CHIPOLA AUTO AND WELDING PROGRAMS ……..

Professional race car driver Gary Price recently brought his Racing Mustang to Chipola College Automotive Technology.   Pictured from left, are Chipola Automotive instructor Chase Vlieg, Gary Price, Chipola Welding instructor     Price races in the Ultra/Ultimate Street Nitrous class. Chipola welding and automotive students got a firsthand look at the technology both in […]

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PROMOTES SAFETY DURING NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK

TALLAHASSEE – National School Bus Safety Week is October 24th and the Florida Department of Health urges Florida’s residents and visitors to be alert and put safety first in school zones and near school bus stops. Florida law states all drivers moving in either direction on a two-way street or highway must stop for a […]

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Local artists and craft vendors sought for 2014 Hometown Christmas …..

​The DeFuniak Business and Professional Association (DBPA) is now accepting applications from local and area craft vendors and artists for the upcoming 2014 Hometown Christmas arts and craft show at the Walton County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 83, in DeFuniak Springs.   The one-day event is held annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Now in its 24th […]

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Oct. 31st: Downtown Oyster Roast in Apalachicola …..

Oct. 31st: Downtown Oyster Roast in Apalachicola …..

Don’t miss this enchanting event featuring roasted oysters, oysters on the half shell, creamy artichoke, oyster and thyme soup, fresh local shrimp, blue crabs, salad greens, fantastic desserts and live music. Dine under the stars next to the Apalachicola River. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. (850) 653-9419 info@apalachicolabay.org         Email Share on […]

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New Life For Flea Market …….

New Life For Flea Market …….

(NAPSI)—Restore, refinish, repurpose: The R’s have it when it comes to decorating your home. You can give used furniture new life with some imagination and a little bit of elbow grease. From turning a discarded door into a stately headboard to making a coffee table out of a wooden pallet, the possibilities are endless when […]

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Gov. Scott: CDC Agrees to Florida Preparedness Requests …….

Tallahassee, Fla. – Yesterday, Governor Scott announced that the CDC has agreed to two of the state’s requests for enhancing Florida’s Ebola preparedness efforts, including holding a conference call with healthcare workers on best practices and federal approval of the state’s repurpose of more than $7 million in federal grant funding. The CDC, has still […]

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CHIPOLA FCA HOSTS FIELDS OF FAITH …….

CHIPOLA FCA HOSTS FIELDS OF FAITH …….

The Chipola Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted Fields of Faith at the Chipola Softball Stadium on Oct. 9.   Fields of Faith is a student-led, peer-to-peer movement where thousands of students from across the nation and world gather on their school’s athletic fields to share stories and challenge each other to apply the Bible as […]

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The Peanut Butter Challenge is Underway ………

The Peanut Butter Challenge is Underway ………

The 2014 Peanut Butter Challenge is now underway in every county in the Panhandle.     by Libbie Johnson   The PB Challenge is a food collection drive of peanut butter from within each of the 16 UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District Counties.  In addition to what is collected from the Peanut Butter Challenge, the Florida Peanut Producers Association  provides […]

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Jeff Atwater says millions have been returned to Floridians …..

Jeff Atwater says millions have been returned to Floridians …..

One of the ways the Department of Financial Services is always working to put money back in the pockets of Floridians is through our Bureau of Unclaimed Property. Since 2011, $861 million in unclaimed property has been returned to its rightful owners.   Unclaimed property consists of dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility […]

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‘Gospeltones’ in concert at St. Matthews on Nov. 1st …..

‘Gospeltones’ in concert at St. Matthews on Nov. 1st …..

Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Chipley invites the community to a southern gospel sing featuring the Gospeltones on Saturday, November 1st from 2 to 5 pm.   Chili will be served.   Bring your lawn chair or blanket for this outdoor event.   Donations accepted for the Care and Share Community Food Pantry serving the […]

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Gulf Coast State College’s Visual & Performing Arts Division presents “The Helmet Project” …….

~ Exhibit runs October 20 through November 14 ~ Panama City, FL – The Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College presents “The Helmet Project,” an exhibition of paintings and photographs of installations by Gary Chapman. Each of the twelve oil paintings that comprise the exhibition represents an individual wearing a helmet. Each helmet […]

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Gulf Coast State College’s Visual & Performing Arts Division presents “The Helmet Project” ……

~ Exhibit runs October 20 through November 14 ~   Panama City, FL – The Amelia Center Gallery at Gulf Coast State College presents “The Helmet Project,” an exhibition of paintings and photographs of installations by Gary Chapman. Each of the twelve oil paintings that comprise the exhibition represents an individual wearing a helmet. Each […]

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National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Alabama – Activities Oct. 23rd – Nov. 9th

National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Alabama – Activities Oct. 23rd – Nov. 9th

Welcome to the National Peanut Festival   The National Peanut Festival, the nation’s largest peanut festival, is held in Dothan, Alabama each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season.  Located in the southeast corner of Alabama, Dothan is known as the “Peanut Capital of the World” and is a prime […]

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