Friend Sunday Provides the Perfect Outreach Opportunity for Churches …..

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Over 3,000 churches nationwide are expected to participate in Friend Sunday 2015 (http://www.friendsunday.com). Outreach, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of church communications resources, developed this initiative to equip churches of all sizes and denominations in providing their members with the perfect opportunity to invite a “friend” to church. This year’s annual […]

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Knights of Columbus make gift delivery to Pregnancy Center ……..

Knights of Columbus make gift delivery to Pregnancy Center ……..

All services at the Pregnancy Center are confidential and free of charge. by Kathy Foster John Micik, Mike Vaughn and Mike DeRuntz represented the Knights of Columbus Council 10513 Thursday morning when they stopped by the Holmes County Pregnancy & Family Center in Bonifay to present Director  Kristin Collins with a check for $200 and […]

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Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Promote Adoption of Children in Foster Care ……..

Tallahassee–The Florida Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs, chaired by Senator Eleanor Sobel (D-Hollywood), has passed Senate Bill 320, Adoption and Foster Care by Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The legislation, part of the “Work Plan 2015” joint agenda announced last week by Senate President Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli (R-Merritt Island), […]

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Celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s anniversary …….

Celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s anniversary …….

Scouting Anniversary Month Each year, the Boy Scouts of America celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Scouting movement. The official anniversary is February 8, and the entire month of February is designated as Anniversary Month.    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development […]

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Book Review: ‘The Teaching Brain:An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education’

The concept of teaching has traditionally been viewed as the simple transfer of knowledge from one person to another, such as an elementary school teacher drilling her students on the rules of addition or subtraction, or a college professor lecturing on the differences between ancient civilizations in Mesopotamia.  Yet, this traditional definition fails to encompass other […]

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Program Provides Free Access To Tax Prep Software

Program Provides Free Access To Tax Prep Software

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for taxpayers looking for a safe way to save money at tax time. Thanks to a public-private partnership between the IRS and a coalition of industry-leading tax software companies, there’s a program that provides qualified taxpayers with free, online, name-brand tax preparation software products. Called the IRS Free File program, it’s designed […]

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Gulf Power announces retirement of Coal Units at Plant Smith …….

Gulf Power has announced plans to retire two of its coal-fired electric generating units located near Panama City, Fla. by March 31, 2016. The company said stricter regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency have forced the retirement of Coal Units 1 & 2 at Plant Smith — units that have operated since the mid-60s. […]

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Former Holmes County Clerk Cody Taylor guest speaker at Friends of the Washington County Library meeting …..

Former Holmes County Clerk Cody Taylor guest speaker at Friends of the Washington County Library meeting …..

The recently published author introduced his new book.   by  Kathy Foster   With an impressive background in county government, former Holmes County Clerk of Court Cody Taylor is more recently becoming known as an author and regaled listeners with stories from his book  ‘The Clerk’  at the Feb. 5th meeting of the Friends of […]

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When to prune …..

Information provided by UF/IFAS   The best time to prune live branches may depend on the desired results. Growth is maximized and defects are easier to see on deciduous trees if live-branch pruning is done just before growth resumes in early spring. Pruning when trees are dormant can minimize the risk of pest problems associated […]

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Property Appraiser Gil Carter issues notice ……

NOTICE March 1st is the deadline to apply for Homestead, Senior Citizen’s, Disability, Widow’s/Widower’s, Veterans Exemptions and Agricultural Classification (Greenbelt). Property owners who did not receive Homestead Exemption in Washington County for 2014 but now qualify will need to file an original application. Assistance with filing applications for Exemptions or Agricultural Classification may be obtained […]

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COGONGRASS TREATMENT COST-SHARE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Applications accepted through Feb. 27, 2015 to remove invasive plant.   The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Cogongrass is an invasive, non-native grass, which occurs in Florida and several other southeastern states. Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree regeneration, growth and […]

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Despite Potential Dangers To Health, Hookah Smoking On The Rise ……

Despite Potential Dangers To Health, Hookah Smoking On The Rise ……

Many people don’t know the facts about hookah smoking.   (NAPSI)—A 60-minute hookah or water-pipe smoking session compares to smoking more than 10 cigarettes. Yet, hookah smoking is on the rise among adolescents and young adults.   Commonly, hookah smoking consists of heating flavored tobacco, called shisha, with burning charcoal. When air moves through the […]

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Obituary for Betty Cox Kent ……

Betty Cox Kent, 85, of Panama City, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015. Betty was born on March 17, 1929 in Cottondale, Florida. She was a 1946 graduate of Bay High School. She retired from Security Federal Savings and Loans in 1980.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Christna Kent.   […]

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CHIPOLA HONORS RONNIE MYERS AT HOMECOMING ……

CHIPOLA HONORS RONNIE MYERS AT HOMECOMING ……

MARIANNA—Chipola College and Appreciation Club officials honored Ronnie Myers for outstanding service by dedicating the Ronnie Myers Appreciation Club Room in the Milton H. Johnson Center. The ceremony was held at the Homecoming game on Jan. 31.   Myers graduated from Chipola in 1962 where he starred on the basketball team coached by Milton Johnson. […]

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USDA Announces Over $9 Million to Support Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers …..

Grants Will Help Diversify American Agriculture Albany, GA, February 6, 2015 – Today, Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced over $9 million in grant funds will soon be available for outreach and technical assistance to minority and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding will enable community-based organizations, eligible higher education institutions and tribal organizations to work […]

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Chipley officials say they plan to annex land as they move utilities south of I10 ……

City expects commercial development along the Hwy 77 corridor.   by Kathy Foster   Chipley City Administrator Dan Miner announced plans at the Chipley City Council’s workshop on Thursday to annex land along the Hwy 77 corridor south of I-10 once water and sewer is extended .   Miner said Chipley has already been approved for […]

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