All call for photographers. Help tell the story of 1 year after a category 5 devastated our communities, they are planning to cover 2 counties. Meet Sept 19th at 4pm CT at .Chipola Baptist Ministries located at 2540 Lakeshore Drive in Marianna. Contact Coba Beasley at 850-526-4050 for more information.
West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) is having a planned power outage on September 19th from 9pm to approximately 10:30pm impacting all members served by the Chipley substation. The junction inside the substation that was damaged during Hurricane Michael will be repaired by PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, WFEC’s generation & transmission cooperative during this time. This outage will impact 3,962 meters in Chipley, Wausau, Orange Hill, Duncan Community, Sapp Church Community, Rock Hill Community, New Home & Salem Communities, Hwy 273, Richter’s Crossroads, Lovewood Community, and the Falling Waters area.
WFEC apologizes for any inconvenience this outage may cause. These repairs are necessary to improve the quality of service to the members in that area. For addition information or to verify if you will be affected by the outage, contact your local district office at (850) 263-3231 or (800)342-7400.
September 15th is the 3rd Sunday of the month. Today people everywhere are celebrating Wife Appreciation Day, National Cheese Toast Day, Greenpeace Day, National Felt Hat Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, National Linguine Day, National Online Learning Day, National Tackle Kids Cancer Day, and National Crème Dev Menthe Day. That is a lot of National Days going on. Below each photo are a few facts about some of these days.
Lake Ella Park is located in Tallahassee on North Monroe Street. This park is a beautiful and well maintained park. There is a .7 mile paved path around the lake with a fountain. Lots of natural beauty. This park has ample parking around the whole park. This is a dog friendly park with a drinking fountain/place to fill water bowls. They have bag/trash stations so you can pick up after you dog if you left your bags at home. The Shops of Lake Ella have a variety of locally owned shops. They have a stage and every other Thursday they have live music and food trucks from 5:30 pm to 8:30pm.
September 12th, yesterday, was National Day of Encouragement! This day was dedicated to uplifting people around you and making a positive impact. Even though this was yesterday, it is something we could all do everyday.
Verbal encouragement has been proven to increase physical performance by as much as 33% according to several studies. Don’t you feel a little more motivated, a little more excited to complete a task when someone offers you kind words? Try encouraging a friend, coworker, family, pet, or yourself with phrases like: ~ I believe in you no mater what. ~ You are safe and loved. ~ Be gentle with yourself, you are doing the best you can. ~ I’m proud of you. ~ You’re important to me, and I’ll support you no matter what. ~ I know it’s tough right now, but I’m cheering for you and believe you can make it through this.
These are just a few examples. I hope today you give yourself a kind word, and then pass it on. Walk with empathy, kindness, and love.
Where were you 18 years ago? In the United States Patriot Day occurs on September 11th of each year in memory of the people killed in the September 11 attacks in the year 2001. A bill to make 9/11 a national day of mourning was introduced in the U.S. House on Oct. 25, 2001. Joint resolution 71 passed the House by a vote of 407-9, with 25 members not voting. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on Nov 30. President Bush used the authority of the resolution to proclaim September 11, 2002 as the first Patriot Day. Patriot Day is not a federal holiday, schools and businesses remain open in observance of the occasion. The flag is flown at half-mast at the White House and on all U.S. Government buildings throughout the world. Additionally a moment of silence is observed at 8:46am EST, the time the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
~The impact lingers. Ten thousand first responders and Ground Zero volunteers have been diagnosed with cancer by the World Trade Center Health Program. – AFP
~The rubble of the World Trade Center has given way to a gleaming new complex of office towers, a museum, a transit hub and a memorial that draws millions of visitors each year. But rebuilding is still not complete. – AP
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 8-14th is when America takes time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment to tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. Every September companies around the country come together to recognize and thank truck drivers. This annual celebration of America’s 3.5 million professional truck driver’s is the motoring public’s opportunity to thank truck drivers for delivering critical goods to their communities. Everyone has a truck driver to thank this week. If you are eating it, wearing it, cleaning with it, playing with it, then at least one truck driver delivered it!
~More than 80 percent of U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities. ~There are 7.7 million truck drivers in the United States. Total industry employment is 3.5 million or one out of every 16 people working in the United States. ~Nearly every good consumed in the U.S. is put on a truck at some point.
If you know a truck driver consider sending a hand written card/letter to their home thanking them this week for the sacrifices they make everyday to help ensure we all get the products we need daily. If you don’t consider waving or saying thank you when you pass them in your town.
The Washington and Jackson Legislative Delegation will hold their annual Pre-Session meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. CST Jackson County School Board Chambers located at 2903 Jefferson Street in Marianna.
This meeting is an opportunity for citizens, elected officials, cities and local governments, and other civic organizations to address the delegation before the start of the 2020 Legislative Session. They will also consider and vote on “local bills”, which is state legislation that only pertains to a municipality, taxing district, or school district within the county.
Public testimony during the Legislative Delegation Meetings is welcome. To request an appearance form to be placed on the agenda or submit handouts for the Washington and/or Jackson County Legislation Delegation meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or contact Rep. Drake’s district office at (850) 951-0547 no later than 4 p.m., Friday, September 13th.
The legislative delegation consists of Representative Brad Drake (R-Eucheeanna) and Senator George Gainer (R-Panama City). Both Drake and Gainer represent other counties in Northwest Florida.