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Catfish plates and yard sale

BONIFAY - There will be a catfish plate at 11 a.m. Friday March 3, 2017. The benefit is for Kathy Cooper's funeral expense. There will also be a silent cake auction. all donations appreciated. The plates will be available for pick up or delivery at 1672 Highway 179 in Bonifay. There will also be a yard sale held in conjunction with the catfish plate sale. The yard sale will be held Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4. For more information call 850-326-7308.


Book signing

BONIFAY - As a part of the Holmes County Oral History Program, the Holmes County Historical Society will host a historical presentation and book signing featuring local author, Bill Lee with his published account of his growing up in Holmes county entitled, “Dirt Roads Leave Ruts in your Soul” This event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at the museum on West Kansas Avenue in Bonifay. "Dirt Roads Leave Ruts in Your Soul" is a collection of essays written over a period of several years about life in our community. The book is about Bill Lee’s life on a family farm in Bonifay-Holmes county that was homesteaded by his paternal grandparents in about 1912-1914 and on which his family has lived continuously since then. Billy has lived in Holmes County his entire life except for the time he was in college and a few years after working in Calhoun County. He was the principal at Holmes County High for 15 years, from 1983-84 and the 1998-99 school year. "Dirt Roads Leave Ruts on Your Soul" will be available for purchase during this event and may also be purchased for $12.95 at Amazon.com, through Bill Lee's Facebook page, or by emailing Lee at: billlee53@gmail.com.


Olan Johnson memorial golf tournament

BONIFAY - The 14th Annual Olan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, March 4, at Dogwood Lakes Golf Club in Bonifay. There will be a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Proceeds will provide funding for the scholarship awarded annually to a graduating senior from Poplar Springs High School attending Chipola College. Entry fee is $55 and includes golf, two mulligans, one “throw” and lunch. The fee to sponsor a hole is $25. For more information, contact Dan Burdeshaw at (850)638-3243.


City league ball sign ups

VERNON - Vernon city league baseball, softball and t-ball sign ups will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4 at the Sportplex. Baseball and soft ball is $50 per player and t-ball is $30 per player. Parents may also register players from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Vernon City Hall. There are payment plans available. All players must provide copy of birth certificate at sign ups. For more information call Eddie Goff at 850-708-4151.


Washington County Farm Bureau annual spaghetti supper

CHIPLEY - The Washington County Farm Bureau will hold their annual Spaghetti Supper in conjunction with the Washington County Youth Fair. The supper will be at the Washington County Agricultural Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 3. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Washington County Farm Bureau office or from any Washington County Farm Bureau Board Member. WCFB will also hold their Saturday morning sausage biscuit sale Saturday, March 4. The proceeds from both of the events go to support Washington County Farm Bureau youth projects such as Ag in the Classroom and AgVenture for Washington County elementary schools. The Washington County Farm Bureau office is located on the corner of Sinclair Street and Jackson Avenue (Highway 90).




Relay For Life steer project

CHIPLEY - The Chipley High School FFA is raising one of their six steers to donate all proceeds to the CHS Relay For Life Team. The steers will be exhibited at the annual Washington County Youth Fair Saturday, March 4. The steer will be sold by the live weight quarter. For more information call 850-232-0547 or email brian.solger@wcsdschools.com.


Southern Exposure

CHIPLEY - The Spanish Trail Playhouse will present Southern Exposure at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 and then at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at The Spanish Trail Playhouse (Historic Chipley High School) located at 680 Second Street in Chipley. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 or older) and military (with active or retired ID). For more information call 850-638-9113.


 Glow Run 5K

CHIPLEY - Northwest Florida Community Hospital will host the fourth annual Walk, Run, Glow 5K at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4. Starting with the Kid's Fun Run/Bike Ride. If registered on or before Friday, February 17 the cost is $25. If registering on race day the cost is $30. There will be a glow in the dark body paint station. Prizes will be given for the top and and female in each age group and a trophy for overall best time. The race will start at NFCH. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society Washington/Holmes Relay For Life. For more information call Tabatha Polston at 850-415-8312 or email her at tpolston@nfch.org


Javier’s giveback

CHIPLEY – Javier’s Mexican Restaurant will give a percentage of sales to the Chipley High School Relay for Life team on the following dates: Monday, March 6 and Monday, April 10.


Chipley to Host District Concert Band Assessment

CHIPLEY - Chipley High School music department will host the annual Florida Bandmasters Association District 2 North Concert Band Music Performance Assessment Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10. There will be 23 bands from 19 schools in the surrounding counties performing on stage at CHS. The following bands will perform Thursday, March 9; at 12:30 p.m. Vernon High School Concert Band; 1 p.m. Walton Middle School Eighth Grade Concert Band; 1 p.m. Roulhac Middle School Concert Band; 2 p.m. North Bay Haven Charter Academy Concert Band; 2:45 p.m. Emerald Coast Middle School Symphonic Band; 3:15 p.m. Walton Middle School Seventh Grade Concert Band; 4 p.m. Roulhac Middle School Wind Ensemble Band; 4:30 p.m. Merritt Brown Middle School Concert Band; 5 p.m. Paxton School Concert Band; 6:30 p.m. South Walton High School Concert Band; 7 p.m. Chipley High School Symphonic Band; 7:30 p.m. Holmes County High School Concert Band and a 8 p.m. Marianna High School Symphonic Band. The following bands will perform Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. Jinks Middle School Emerald Band; 10:30 a.m. Everitt Middle School Concert Band; 11 a.m. Marianna Middle School Wind Ensemble; 11:45 a.m. Bozeman Middle School Concert Band; 1 p.m. Cottondale High School Symphonic Winds; 1:30 p.m. Sneads High School Concert Band; 2 p.m. Freeport High School Concert Band; 2:45 p.m. Walton High School Symphonic Band; 3:30 p.m. North Bay Haven Charter Academy Symphonic Band and at 4 p.m. Bozeman High School Symphonic Band The event is free and open to the public. All performances will take place in the CHS Auditorium at the back of the school campus on Brickyard Road. For more information, contact the Chipley Band Office at 850-638-6100, ext.525.


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown

VERNON – The Vernon High School Theatre Department will perform "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10, 2017. Times will be released at a later date. Charles Schulz’s comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown." The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic. Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz, Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner, directed by Kevin Russell, produced through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.


Miss Washington County pageant

CHIPLEY - The 2017 Miss Washington COunty Pageant will be held Saturday, March 11. Baby, toddler, tiny, petite and young miss divisions will be at 2 p.m. Future little miss, little miss, JR, teen and miss divisions will be at 6 p.m. Entry fee for for the 2 p.m. pageant is $50 with an optional photogenic contest for $5. THe entry fee for the 6 p.m. pageant is $60 with and optional photogenic contest for $5. This is a prelim pageant for the National Peanut Festival pageant. The winners of the little miss and miss divisions will have the opportunity to attend the national pageant only if there are three girls in the division. Those competing in little miss and miss divisions must be a resident of Washington County or attend school in Washington County. For more information call 850-628-6086.


Spring floral decorating

BONIFAY - The Bonifay Woman’s Club will host a Spring Floral Decorating Seminar/Show at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 14 at Bonifay First Baptist Church Fellowship hall. The seminar will be taught by Kirby Holt, owner of Kirby Studio, a full service Florist and Gift Shop in Chipley, Florida. Holt is a member of the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers (AFID). Holt is a featured guest on The Ann Varnum Show on the CBS affiliate, WTVY. He will demonstrate different design techniques while creating Spring décor and will have items he has created for sale at the show. Tickets are $12. A limited number of tickets are for sale for $50 each to construct either a Spring centerpiece or a Spring wreath. Tickets can be purchased by calling Sheri Brooks at 850-547-3128, Lori Stade 850-547-3426, Shirley Owens at 850-547-4456 or any Bonifay Woman’s Club member. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Veterans luncheon

WAUSAU - The Wausau Garden Club will hold a luncheon to honor veterans of World War II and the Korean War Thursday, May 4 at the Pentecostal Church Hall in Wausau. Veterans must reside in Washington Count. If you are a veteran or know a veteran or for more information call Ruth at 8580-773-3473 by Tuesday, March 14.


Reunion of champions

VERNON - The Vernon Historical Society will honor Vernon High School's 1957, 1979 and 2000 Class 2A championship basketball teams with a "Reunion of Champions," Thursday, March 18. Cheerleaders that supported these winning teams are invited to attend and will be recognized during the program. The recognition event will be at the Vernon High School Gymnasium located at 3232 Moss Hill Road. The program will begin at 2 p.m., in the gym and a reception in the lobby will follow at 3 p.m. Those planning on attending the reception should RSVP no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by calling Carolyn Cook at 850-703-3316 or emailing lyndawaller@ hotmail.com.


Relay For Life breakfast drive

CHIPLEY - The Holmes-Washington Relay For Life will host a breakfast drive at 7 a.m. Friday, March 24 on the corner of Highway 77 and Highway 90.


VMS baseball invitational

VERNON - The 2017 Vernon Middle School Baseball Invitational will be held Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 a the Shady Grove Baseball Field in Vernon. Admission is $5 per day per adult and $2 per day for middle and high school students. The games are scheduled as follows Friday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Bethlehem vs. Roulhac and at 6:15 p.m. Bethlehem vs. Bonifay. Games scheduled for Saturday, March 24 as follows at 9:30 a.m. Emerald Coast vs. Bonifay, at 11:45 a.m. Freeport vs. Bonifay, at 2 p.m. Emerald Coast vs. Roulhac at 4:15 p.. Freeport vs. Roulhac and at 6:30 p.m. Bethlehem vs. Vernon. For more information call Scott Harris at 850-535-2807.


Grilled chicken plate sale

VERNON - Vernon Middle School baseball will hold a grilled chicken plate sale from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.. Saturday, March 25 at the Shady Grove Baseball Field in Vernon. All plates will be pre-sold and are $7.50 per plate. Plates will include two grilled chicken leg quarters, two sides, roll, and a 12 ounce Pepsi product. All proceeds will be used by the VMS baseball program to offset cast associated with operating the team for the season. or more information or to place and order call Scott Harris at 850-535-2807.



Nutrition classes

BONIFAY - The Florida Department of Health of Health in Holmes County will be offering free nutrition classes. The six-week educational series will focus on healthy living through healthy eating. Classes will take place every Tuesday night beginning from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21 through Tuesday, March 28 at Doctors Memorial Hospital, 2600 Hospital Drive in Bonifay. For more information, call (850) 547-8500 ext. 248 or 228. Classes are open to anyone and no registration is required.


Relay t-shirts

HOLMES/WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The Krafty Katz Relay for Life team is selling Wish Upon a Cure t-shirts for $15 for sizes up to L and XL and up are $17. Shirts can be viewed at C and C Bookkeeping in Chipley. For more information or to see a shirt call Vicki Lamb at 850-326-3319 or Cathrine Lamb 850-326-0121



CHIPLEY - The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida will host ArtKidDoo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,. April 8 at Shivers Park in Chipley. The event is free and will offer hands-on arts and crafts as well as performances by local artists, musicians and vocalists. Light food options will be available. For more information email Suzan Gage at suzan.gage@elcnwf.org


AARP free tax aide

The AARP Tax-Aide Program and Washington County Council on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic filing for 2016 tax returns. Special attention is provided to filers 60 and older but AARP membership is not required. The service will be available every  through Tuesday, April 11. Returns will be done by “Appointment” at the Council on Aging, 1348 South Blvd, Chipley. Individuals seeking assistance are asked to bring all their 2016 tax documents including; Social security card; driver’s license or photo ID; Copy of last year’s tax return; a check for bank information; 1095-A Form if you bought insurance from Marketplace/exchange; SSA-1099 Social security benefits; 1099-R pensions, retirement, and annuities; 1099-INT interest; 1099-DIV dividends; and 1099-B stock sale; W-2s; 1099-MISC other income; 1099-G unemployment; Any document showing you paid Federal Income Tax; 1099-S sale of home, land, or timber; W-2G gambling winnings; 1098-E student loan interest; 1098-T tuition payments; Information needed to itemize: medical expenses, medical miles driven, contributions, home mortgage interest, and real estate taxes. The program will not include the preparation of Schedule F – Farms; Schedule E – Rental Property; Schedule C – Business income with expenses that exceed $25,000; or Form 3903 – Moving expenses. These forms are considered “Out of Scope”. For more information call 850-638-6216.


Flea Across Florida

FLORIDA - The annual spring Flea Across Florida will be held Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 along US Highway 90.


Footloose the Musical

CHIPLEY - Chipley High School will present Footloose the Musical at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4 at CHS. Admission is $10 for adults ad $5 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door as well as in the Chipley High School front office one week prior to opening night. For more information call Kristi Hinson at 850-638-6100 ext. 615 or at Kristi.hinson@wcsdschools.com.


Aesop’s Oh So Slightly Updated Fables

VERNON – The Vernon High School Theatre Department will perform Aesop’s Oh So Slightly Updated Fables Thursday, May 4, 2017. Times will be released at a later time. This short play, performed for children, but appropriate for all ages, weaves five of Aesop's most famous fables into a show that's fun, fast-paced, and full of surprises. Contains: The Dog and the Bone; The Tortoise and the Hare; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Grapes; The Miller, His Son And the Donkey, and The Country Maid. Written by Kim Esop-Wylie, Aesop, directed by Kevin Russell, produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Relay for Life

HOLMES/WASHINGTON COUNTIES – The Holmes-Washington County Relay For Life event will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, May 5 at Pals Park in Chipley. There will be performances by Vernon Elementary School, Chipley High School Performing Arts and a performance by CATS with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Teams may set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., vehicles may not drive on the track between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. For more information, call Kelly Foran an 850-209-8958


Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

BONIFAY - The Bonifay Middle School Theatre and Chorus department will [resent Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 and Friday, May 19 at the Holmes County Agriculture Center. Admission will be available at the door for $5, children four and under are free. For more information call 850-547-2754.


Caryville Flea Market

CARYVILLE - The Caryville Flea Market will be open on Fridays and Saturdays Friday, March 10 through Saturday, May 26.