Finally, Panhandle Focus Archives!

Layout 1For everyone that’s been requesting… the Panhandle Focus Archive book is now available for sale. All proceeds from the sale of this book go to New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary in Niceville.

The Panhandle Focus was published by Angela Yuriko Smith from August 2015 to July 2016 and consisted of 16 issues. The stories were mainly written by Rachel Reese and covered topics of local interest.

Other contributors included Angela Yuriko Smith, Robin Wiesneth, Loren Boyer, Rachel Miller, Cynthia Luvbabyluv, Gina Marini, Kyra Kile, Ryan Smith and Suva Ang Mendoza.

Proceeds from the sale of the printed archives goes to New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary in Niceville. You can read our story about New Beginnings Animal Shelter in the September 15, 2015 issue. New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary is located in Niceville. Their dogs stay with them until they are adopted. This means that sometimes the dogs are with them for quite awhile and in some cases… forever.

You can become a friend to one of New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary’s shelter pets through your sponsorship of them. A one time or monthly recurring donation can give more dogs a second chance. There are three levels of sponsorship to choose from:


Caretaker…………………………… $50

Guardian………………………….. $100

For your donation, you will receive a gift packet from your sponsored pet and they will display a card on their kennel or living area with your name on it to let everyone know that YOU care about Niceville’s homeless dogs. You can choose which animal you would like to sponsor by contacting New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary, located with Niceville Animal Clinic at 509 John Sims Pkwy E. Niceville, Florida 32578. You can reach them by phone at (850) 678-2002.

Click here to get your copy of the Panhandle Focus Archives!

Click here to visit New Beginnings Animal Sanctuary!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at
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