Kindle Class

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Public Library will be holding a Kindle Class at 10 a.m., on March 12 at the Chipley Branch.


Mother-Daughter Social

There will me a Mother Daughter Social on Thursday, March 14, in the Holmes County High School Media Center. This is a mandatory meeting regarding the upcoming 2013 Bonifay Pageant. Little Miss contestants will meet at 5:30 p.m., Jr. Miss contestants will meet at 6 p.m., and Miss contestants will meet at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 768-9229.



Kid Safety and Fun Expo

BONIFAY — MPE and H&H will sponsor a Free Kid Safety and Fun Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 16 at the Bonifay Street Festival. The Easter bunny will be making appearances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be baby twin deer at the expo and much more.



Supper with ‘Deputy Enos’

BONIFAY — There will be a General Lee Reunion at the Down Home Car Show with “Deputy Enos,” Sonny Shroyer, from the Dukes of Hazard at the Bonifay Down Home Street Festival on March 16 at Veterans Park in Bonifay.

Purchase a $5 ticket for a chance for you and two guests to enjoy “Supper with Enos” on March15.

Tickets may be purchased from the Bonifay Fire Department, Festival Members, City Hall, Bank of Bonifay, West Florida Electric, Cloud Auto Parts and Community South Credit Union.

For more information call 258-9569 or 373-7747.


Shaddai Shriners Low Country Boil

PANAMA CITY — The Shaddai Shriners will be having an all you can eat low country boil starting at 5 p.m. on March 16. Dinner will consist of shrimp, corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes and what ever we can throw in the pot. Here will be music, fun and fellowship come party with the Shriners. This is a BYOB event or you can enjoy the Shriners Oasis. The boil will be held at 1101 West 19th Street in Panama City.


Bonifay Down Home Street Festival Car Show

BONIFAY — There will be a Car and Truck show at the Bonifay Down Home Street Festival on March 16. There will be a top 50, 50/50 drawing and dash plaques. Registration will be from 8 to 10 a.m. with awards being given at 2:30 p.m. The entry fee is $20 per car or truck. Also at this years  car show we will hold a General Lee Reunion, bring out you General Lee for this special event. There will be autograph sessions with Sonny Shroyer, Enos from The Dukes of Hazard, music and much more. This is a free family event. For more information call Coy Pitts at 547-3462 or 373-7747.




Tours for Seniors

Tours for Seniors will be taking a trip to Key West for a Circle Tour on March 10 -16. For more information call Merita Stanley at 594-9980.


Bonifay Down Home Street Festival Bakin’ Wars

BONIFAY — This years festival will boast a Bakin’ Wars at 9:30 a.m. on March 16. There will be two divisions, youth and adult. If you love to bake and or decorate here is your chance to shine. Bring your masterpiece out to the Bonifay Down Home Street Festival for a chance to win a ribbon. There is a $5 entry fee for all cakes, pies, cupcakes, and cake pops. You must bring all entries completed and ready for judging to the Bakin’ Wars tent located beside the Down Home Street Festival information booth. The festival is located along veteran’s Blvd., in Bonifay. Applications may be downloaded from the festival website or picked up at the festival. For more information visit, email or call Calena Medley at 547-3624.



26th Annual French Reunion

BONIFAY — The 26th Annual French Family Reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 17. Come be apart of your family heritage. The reunion will be held at the Bonifay Ag Center located on Highway 90 one mile east of Bonifay. Many local families come from this family tree line. Welcome to friends, family and all relatives to attend and be part of your history. For more information contact committee members, Sidney J. Johnson at 547-1048, Kathy (Barnes) Kersey at 547-3393 or Marcy (French) Smith at 547-2157.


Tablet Class

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Public Library will be holding a Tablet Class at 10 a.m., on March 19 at the Chipley Branch.



Woman’s Club plans Game Night

BONIFAY — The Bonifay Woman’s Club will hold their annual Game Night fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 21 at the Holmes County High School Library.

Games will include Bridge, Bunco, hand and foot, Canasta, Mexican train dominoes and others. Door prizes will be given and refreshments served. Tickets are S10 and can be purchased from club members.

Advance ticket purchases by March 18 are recommended. For additional information or tickets, call Jane Segrest at 547-3741 or Doris Spears at 547-2080.



Chamber Clay Shoot

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce they will be hosting a Clay Shooting Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on March 22, 2013. The event will be held at Hard Labor Creek Shooting Sports, 2131 Clayton Road in Chipley.

The Clay Shoot will consist of 10 stations scattered through the course where each shoot will attempt to break 10 targets. Each station will give a different type of target presentation. The object of the event is simple: the person or team that breaks the most targets wins. In the team event the low score on the team will be dropped. Shooters may walk or ride a golf cart or ATV through the course. Participants may bring their own cart or reserve a cart from facility for $10. Any gauge shotgun, no larger than 12, may be used. The maximum load is 1-1/8 ounce of shot and the largest shot size allowed is #7.5. The deadline for registering will be March 20. You may register online at,

There will be team prizes and individual prizes with two award categories, one for youth and one for adults. Registration is $40 per person and $140 for a 4 person team. Fees may be paid by cash, check or Paypal through the Chamber Store:



Kid Safety and Fun Expo

CHIPLEY — MPE and H&H will sponsor a Free Kid Safety and Fun Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 23 at Wal-Mart in Chipley. The Easter bunny will be making appearances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be baby twin deer at the expo and much more.



Washington County Libraries to be Closed

WASHINGTON COUNTY — All Washington County Public Library branches will be closed on Good Friday March 29. All branches will reopen for regular hours on April 1.



Two-Toe Tom Festival Beauty Pageant

ESTO — The Two-Toe Tom Festival Beauty Pageant will be held on April 5 and 6, at the Graceville Civic Center. The entry fee is $50 with all proceeds going to the Two-Toe Tom Festival celebration. Contestants may participate in photogenic for an additional $10. This is an open pageant. Application deadlines for the pageant are March 22. Participants must be between the ages of Zero and 20. For more information call Teresa Bush at 263-4744 or Darlene Madden at 263-3201.



Child Find Pre-K Screening offered

CHIPLEY — Washington County School District and FDLRS/PAEC co-sponsor Child Find Pre-K screenings to identify children with disabilities and/or special needs. Eligible children must be: ages 3 to 4 years old, suspected of having a disability, and not enrolled in public school.

Each child is screened in the areas of vision, hearing, speech, language, and overall development. Screening appointments are scheduled every month in each county.

The parent or legal guardian must provide permission for the child to participate in the screening.

Screenings are scheduled by appointment only by calling the Child Find office at 638-6131 ext. 2310 or toll free 1-873-877-7232 ext. 2310. This office serves Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, Walton, and Washington Counties.


Senior Expo

Washington County Council on Aging will be holding their annual Senior Exp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 10 at the Washington County Agricultural Center. There will be food, and a grand prize drawing. Information will be handed out by hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies, state SHINE program, nursing home, funeral home pre-need, Florida telecommunication, the Washing Holmes Vo-Tech and many more.



Spring Plant Sale

DOTHAN, ALA. — The Wiregrass Master Gardener Association will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 12 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13. The sale will be held in the master gardener nursery at the Dothan Area Botanical Gardens located on Headland Avenue in Dothan, Ala. Plants to be included are: annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, ground covers, vines and ornamental grasses, trees shrubs, bulbs, house and tropical plants and succulents. The Association will provide soil pH testing, kits for soil analysis, and fire ant  control information.

Admission to the sale and the gardens is free and we encourage you to tour the beautiful gardens while at the sale. Our plants are lovingly grown by master gardeners and reasonable priced. Purchase you plants from the gardens of the masters and receive knowledgeable planting information.

For more information call Cheryl Hatcher at 334-798-1034.