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, http://www.washcomall.com/home/news/story.php?sid=918

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: http://www.washcomall.com/shop/index.php



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.


Washington County Kindergarten Registration

Kate M. Smith and Vernon Elementary School will begin Kindergarten Registration will be held on April 8, for the 2013-2014 school year.  You may stop by the school office to pick up a registration packet.  All requirements for registration will be attached to the packet.  All forms and proper documentation must be completed for child to be registered. Children must be five years of age on or before September 1, 2013. You must provide: Certified Birth Certificate (not hospital copy), Social Security card, Florida immunization record (can be obtained at location shots were received), Florida physical (must be dated within one year of first day of school) and  proof of residency in Washington County.



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.



Second Annual Two Toe Tom Festival

ESTO — The Second Annual Two Toe Tom festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 13 at John W. Clark Park in Esto. There will be a Car and Truck Show on the day of the even with a 50/50 drawing and door prizes at 2 p.m. Registration for the Car and Truck Show will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m. the cost to enter the show is $15 per vehicle. A Horseshoe Tournament will begin at 10 a.m. with a 60/40 split. The cost to enter the tournament will be $20 per team.

There will be concerts through out the day by The Springs, Ron French (All Heart Music), Southern Chain Gang and Big and Loud. There will also be a dunking booth, a fire truck exhibit, cakewalk, face painting and vendors selling wood art, children’s cloths, hand painted items, candles, arts and crafts, food and much more. For more information call Darlene Madden at 263-3201 or the Town of Esto at 263-6521.


Poker Run

GRITNEY— Gritney Volunteer Fire Department will be putting on their 3rd Annual Poker Run Event April 20. We will start off with a Pancake Breakfast, which we will start serving at 7 a.m. Registration for the run will began at 10 a.m. For more information please contact Mrs. Jessica at 547-2200.