Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Your Peanut at Work

Tiger Godwin explains the peanut harvest to  Peanut and Cotton crops are ready by October and November depending on the planting dates and time to maturity for a given variety.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mildred Golden Simmons Salter, 84

Mildred Golden Simmons Salter, 84, of Chumuckla, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015. Mildred was born in Jay, Florida. She graduated from Chumuckla High School and was a member of Chumuckla Community Church. Mildred was a native of Santa Rosa County her entire life. She was preceded in death by parents, Porter C. Simmons and Verla Maebelle D. Simmons; and spouse, Thomas D. Salter, Jr. She is survived by her five children; Thomas D. Salter, III, Pamela A. Salter, Judy Renee Salter, Lewis M. Salter (Lynda), Deborah S. Crews (Ricky), grandchildren; Stephen A. Diamond, Christina Y. Cross, Alyssa Ivey Crews, James Balk, Sylvia Balk, Shelby Balk, great-grandchildren; Robert Cross, Gavin Cross, Ethan Diamond, Owen Thomas Diamond, Noah Diamond, Colt Cross, sister; Lillian (Polly) Spears, and brother; Mason Simmons (Ruby), many sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel, with Pastor Tom Sharon officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow services at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery, Chumuckla. Stephen A. Diamond, Marty Griswold, Alan Miller, Terry Spears, Bill Enfinger, and Rusty Enfinger will serve as pallbearers. The family would like to thank Dr. C. David Smith and his excellent staff for many years of extremely good care of our mother. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the Circle of Love group from the church for the many visits, prayers, and special gifts.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Senior Meals at Community Center

Every weekday aat 11am at the Community Center across from the school. There is a ONE DOLLAR fee. That is it.  Lots of local seniors show up there and enjoy a nice meal and some neighborly talk. The program is run by the county.  I am pretty sure you do NOT have to be 65.  The  website explains the center is open from 9am to Noon.   CLICK HERE for COUNTY Program.  Check out more links and a calendar of events at

Friday, July 24, 2015


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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Find a Pantry or Soup Kitchen -

Find a Pantry or Soup Kitchen -

This is something people should know about.  There are often people going short of food or money for only a few weeks before things get better. Or longer.  This can help a lot.

An easy location for pickup in our Chumuckla area is at Pineview in Allentown.


Pineview United Methodist Church 5.9 miles
1400 Pineview Church RoadJay, FL 32565(850)623-4289

Santa Rosa County, FL - Parks and Recreation

Santa Rosa County, FL - Parks and Recreation

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jim Bruce Grant, Jr, 59

Jim Bruce Grant, Jr. Jim Bruce Grant, Jr, 59, a native of Gulf Breeze, FL, and resident of Autaugaville, AL, died peacefully on May 20 surrounded by his family at home after a short illness. An Eagle Scout in his high school years, Jim went on to earn a BS and LL.M. from The University of Florida, as well as a Juris Doctor from The University of Alabama. Jim practiced law with Capell and Howard in Montgomery, AL, for many years. Jim served selflessly and heroically in the U.S. Army for over 16 years. He served the nation in both the Florida Army National Guard and the Alabama Army National Guard. In 2004, Jim began serving his country with his law degree as a Judge Advocate General with the 62nd Troop Command in Montgomery, AL. Jim served three tours of duty: 2 to Afghanistan as Military Intelligence Advisor, 1 to Iraq as Staff Judge Advocate with the 1st Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group. Jim earned numerous medals and awards for his service. Jim is survived by his wife Jennifer; his daughter Amanda Grant Brooks (Scott Brooks) of Andalusia, AL; his daughter Dr. Alicen Grant-Rubinstein (Paul Rubinstein) of Prattville, AL; his sister Janie Grant Gaylard (Melvin Gaylard) of Cantonment, FL; his sister Diane Grant Dodge (Joe Dodge) of Acworth, GA; his grandson George Corbitt Brooks of Andalusia, AL; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Ruby Jane Grant. A memorial service will be conducted Friday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Montgomery, AL, by Rev. Robert Wisnewski. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A military graveside service will be held Monday, May 25, at 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Chapel Community Cemetery, 9475 Chumuckla Hwy, Jay, FL 32565. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Jim's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758541, Topeka, KS 66675, or to Boy Scouts of America, 3067 Carter Hill Rd, Montgomery, AL 36111. Express your condolences in our guestbook at . Published in Pensacola News Journal on May 22, 2015 - See more at:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

THE ARCH At the Elementary School

by Chuck Cook .. THE SYMBOLISM In Arches


You will want to click the link above to read a nicely done treatise on "The Symbolism of The Arch" -- especially the arch at our Chumuckla School. The links in the article are substantive and should be followed as you progress through the article itself. Enjoy ! Thanks to Chuck for this superb study.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crockett in the Creek Wars

Filmed by Trish Wariner - Dr. Brian Rucker talks to the Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County about the exploits of David Crockett in our area about 200 years ago.  The Massacre at Fort Mims and the ensuing CREEK Indian War are all part of the heritage here.  Links to support this video are:  FORT MIMS ,  MAP of EVENTS Talked About Here,  Rucker at Chumuckla Springs,  Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County,  Militaman Ghost Tells of Fort Mims,  Learning abou Fort Mims, 1813-200th Anniversary, FACEBOOK - The Historic David Crockett

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Genealogy for Santa Rosa County

The Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County has monthly meetings at the Milton Library.  There is a Facebook page at .

The Genealogical Society of Santa Rosa County meets the third Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Milton Public Library, 5541 Alabama St., Milton FL. Meetings are open to the public. Those wishing to join, dues are $15 a year. (Guests are welcome at every meeting)
The March 2015 Meeting was a presentation by LL Scott who volunteers with the Family Research Center in Pensacola. More of her presentation will be made available later but for now - here are some sites she recommends for research.

Cheryl Nugent, LL Scott, Patricia Wariner(Pres)

Friday, March 27, 2015