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** INSIDEMEDICAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Volume 94 Number 72 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Court Dockets .............A5 Community ..............A10 College news ...............B3 Obituaries ..................B5 Classifieds .................B7 @WCN_HCT ¢ Washington County JOBSMake Any Job MeaningfulMEDICAL SERVICES DIRECTORYLook Inside for Special Section Wednesday, February 21, 2018 CHIPLEY „ The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for 2017 Member of the Year. The Chamber annually recognizes a member who makes Washington County a better place to work and live.This prestigious award celebrates the members business success, community involvement, and civic leadership. The award will be presented at the Chambers Annual Membership Banquet on Thursday, March 15.To be considered for the award, all nominees must be a Chamber member in good standing and live or work in Washington County. Nomination GuidelinesTo nominate a person, submit a statement of 150 words or less on why the Chamber seeks nominations for Member of the YearNews Service of FloirdaDesignated people would be allowed to carry concealed firearms on school grounds under a bill added to the agenda of a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting next week.The bill (SB 1236), filed by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, was put on the agenda Thurs-day, a day after 17 people were killed by a gunman at a Broward County high school. The committee will meet Tuesday. The proposal would allow school principals or school superintendents to designate people who could carry guns during school hours. People receiving the designation would have to meet training and back-ground requirements.The proposal also would require schools to receive active shooter situation trainingŽ conducted by a law enforcement agency and to undergo safety and emergency reviews every three Senate panel to take up school gun proposalBy Jim Turner News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Arming school employees, expanding background checks and revamping the Baker Act law to keep guns from people experiencing mental-health issues were among measures law-enforcement leaders from across the state discussed Tuesday as they look for ways to prevent future school massacres.The workshop, closed to the public but shown on the states Florida Channel, was one of three similar meetings quickly organized by Gov. Rick Scotts office in response to the mass shooting last week at Broward Countys Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.Walton County Sheriff Mike Adkinson, the president of the Florida Sheriffs Association, said its not Solutions sought after school shooting By Carol Kent Wyatt The News 703-9487 | @WCN_CarolWyatt Cwyatt@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON COUNTY „ About 40 visitors hailing from an assortment of northern states boarded a charter bus Thursday to tour Washington County as part of the annual Snowbird Tour hosted by Washington County Tourist Develop-ment Council (TDC).The TDC holds the event to help get the word out to those visiting in neighboring coastal counties that Floridas beauty lies in more than just its beaches.The Snowbird Tours are important because we bus people over from Ft. Walton and Destin in an effort to let them see what Washington County has to offer,Ž said TDC Executive Director Heather Lopez. As a result, many come back on their own, or weve had visitors who heard about our county. What we have to offer is completely different than what they get in other places. Visitors love our history and our nature.ŽThis years trip featured four stops at Maphis Tree Farm and Nursery in Chipley, Falling Waters State Park, Washington County Historical Museum, and Three Oaks Winery in Vernon.Visitors also stopped at Chipley restau-rant, Baileys Surf & Turf, where they ate lunch and enjoyed a presentation from local historian, Dale Cox.Snowbirds tour Washington CountySnowbirds take photos of the waterfall at Falling Waters State Park and learn the areas Native American in” uences. [PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Local Historian Dale Cox shares his knowledge of local history with visitors on the Snowbird Tour. Visitors learn about the cornmeal making process at Maphis Tree Farm and Nursery. Visitors learn about the cornmeal making process at Maphis Tree Farm and Nursery. As a result, many come back on their own, or weve had visitors who heard about our county. What we have to o er is completely di erent than what they get in other places. Visitors love our history and our nature.ŽHeather LopezSee SENATE, A2 See SHOOTING, A2 See CHAMBER, A2By Carol Kent Wyatt The News 703-9487 | @WCN_CarolWyatt Cwyatt@chipleypaper.comSUNNY HILLS Garland Harp of Sunny Hills had a somewhat unique New Years Resolution this year.I was determined to come completely off opioids,Ž said Harp, who has had seven back surgeries spanning from 1986 to 2017 as a result of an injury suffered while working at a Georgia lumber company in 1985.Doctors put me on opioids back in 1985, and Ive now been on every kind, from Percocet to OxyContin. Its no wonder we have an opioid epidemic in our country; we werent edu-cated about the dangers back then.ŽHarp also suffers from a heart condition known as myocardial dissection.Truly freeSunny Hills man says medical marijuana conquered 30-year opioid addictionSee FREE, A2


** A2 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County Newsthe job of law-enforcement leaders to tell educators how to teach. But it is the respon-sibility of law enforcement to advocate security to state lawmakers and local government officials.This is our business, and we know it,Ž Adkinson said. If you dont stand up, if we dont tell these folks what are good security-based decisions, then shame on us. At the end of the day, we have to make security-based decisions, made on profes-sional judgment ƒ and if they choose not to accept it, then that is on them.ŽSheriffs and police chiefs, whose ideas will be packaged and presented to Scott for potential action, bluntly talked of the need to increase funding to expand the number of school-resource officers, along with revamp-ing how emergency drills are conducted.Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco noted that fire alarm drills have been conducted in his county the same way since 1958, while campuses are now designed in vast expanses using multiple buildings.At the same time, as school districts struggle with fund-ing, not every school is equipped with an armed resource office. Nocco noted that Pasco County has 92 public and charter schools and 37 resource officers.Theyre dealing with little cities, theyre the police chief, the sheriff,Ž Nocco said. There are drugs that go on, threats of violence, batteries, suicides. There is a thin line between a suicide threat and a homicidal suspect.ŽPolk County Sheriff Grady Judd talked of expanding his Sentinel Program,Ž which enables authorized and trained employees at the pri-vate Southeastern University in Lakeland to carry concealed firearms to respond to assailants on campus as a last step.The only thing worse than having a shootout on a campus is not being able to stop a shooter on campus,Ž Judd said.Coconut Creek Police Chief Albert ButchŽ Arenal said not every district may be open to the idea of arming educational staff, but people are clamoring for improved school safety immediately.I know that the public, I feel personally, is not going to tolerate anything less than security for their school now,Ž Arenal said. Im not talking long-term solutions, or legislative solutions, but tomorrow. We are faced in South Florida with parents, families, that feel that theyre not properly protected.ŽThe workshops --the others were focused on edu-cation and mental health --were held at locations away from the Capitol, where students from Mar-jory Stoneman Douglas High School were speaking out for gun-control legislation.Adkinson talked of gaping loopholesŽ in the Baker Act, noting that law enforcement cant take guns away from people who makes threats of violence and after being released from mental health facilities are able to purchase firearms.Adkinson suggested a cool-downŽ period on people who are involuntarily committed under the Baker Act. He called it next to madnessŽ that if weapons have been seized from people, they must be returned 24 hours after the people are released from mental health facilities.Israel Reyes, a former Miami-Dade County circuit judge, said he is surprisedŽ the state hasnt had more incidents with the current law.Law enforcement officials also expressed confidence that state laws can be crafted so that mental-health records can be added to a database used for background checks without violating a federal law that protects peoples medical records and other personal health information.Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged in last weeks shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had mental-health issues.Scott has called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign after the federal agency acknowledged protocols were not followed when it received a tip in January about Cruz potentially posing a threat.Meanwhile, state social workers and mental-health investigators from the Department of Children and Families deemed Cruz, who admitted cutting himself and planning to purchase a gun in Snapchat posts, a lowŽ threat to harm himself or others in late 2016.In early 2017, Cruz, then 18, legally purchased an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, which was used in the Parkland school shooting.Also, the Broward County Sheriffs Office has recorded dozens of calls about Cruz, who faced numerous school disciplinary actions and emergency counseling before he left the high school with-out graduating.Cruz, who as young as age 4 was identified as developmentally delayed, was diagnosed with depression and was taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactiv-ity disorder, according to the Department of Children and Families. SHOOTINGFrom Page A1 years by law enforcement. The Judiciary Committee in recent years has repeatedly blocked a other firearm-related measures, such as proposals to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on college and uni-versity campuses or to openly carry handguns. However, the committee last month narrowly approved a measure (SB 1048) that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry guns on the grounds of churches and other religious institutions that include schools.That church-related proposal is scheduled to go to the full Senatethis week. The Judiciary Committee is slated to take up Baxleys mea-sure after Senate leaders Thursday announced a $100 million education proposal that includes money for mental-health training, screening and counseling in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.We will identify and direct funding to hardening our schools and provide for armed resource officers on every campus for both safety and prevention,Ž Senate Rules Chairwoman Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, said in an email Friday. SENATEFrom Page A1 nominee deserves the top business and community recognition in the county. Any person or company may nominate someone, including himself or herself.When writing the nomination, one should, to the best of their knowledge:€ Share how the nominee has made an impact in any of these areas: business growth, economic development, work-place advances, community involvement, leadership, and quality of life in Washington County.€ List specific examples of the persons business expansion or improvement, community involvement, charitable activi-ties and any other information deemed important in evaluat-ing the nominee.Nominations must be received at the Chamber office by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Deliver attention to: WCC Business of the Year672 5th St., Chipley, FL 32428Or email: chris@washcomall.comInclude the name of the person you wish to nominate, as well as your name and con-tact information (phone and/ or email required for verifica-tion). Nominations will be kept confidential until the presenta-tion of the winner at the Annual Banquet.For more information, contact Chris MacBlain at 850-638-4157 CHAMBERContinued from A1Believed to be the first in Wash ington County to be granted a medical marijuana card, Harp says this is the third time he has attempted to wean himself from the opioids. He also says he owes his success to the passing of legislation in 2016 that created a constitutional right to use medical marijuana for individuals with certain debilitating medical conditionsŽ as determined by a licensed Florida physician.Known as Constitutional Amendment 2, the measure received support from of 71 per-cent of voters … surpassing the 60 percent needed for passage and going into effect in January 2017.I didnt really know how to [wean myself off] the first time, and the second time, I tried to self medicate with marijuana,Ž he said. That second attempt resulted in an arrest by Wash-ington County deputies in March 2016 because Harp was growing marijuana at his home. He would later be cited for cultivation of marijuana and other related charges.I honestly was just looking for relief from the pain,Ž he said. I didnt sell it; I just smoked a lot of itŽ because he had had several heart surgeries and health problems (marijuana) was the only thing he found to give him some relief.ŽWith the passing of medical marijuana legislation, Harp was able to seek help from a holis-tic doctor in Panama City who helped him through the process of documenting his medical need for the drug so he could make application for the medical marijuana card. Harp was then able to obtain marijuana in a legal form from Tallahassee-based medical marijuana dispensary, Trulieve.While Trulieve offered different forms of administering the drug, Harp says he prefers a method which allows his to place a dose that looks similar to a grain of rice under his tongue.Nearing 60 days opioidfree, Harp says the difference is amazing.ŽThe overall change in my quality of life is amazing,Ž he said. In addition to helping ease my pain, the medicine has made a real difference in my anxiety and digestive issues. Ive even seen improvement to my dental health. It has changed my life.ŽHarp said he is currently making a documentary to chronicle his journey.I am passionate about this and want to share my story,Ž he said. I urge anyone who has a legitimate need for medi-cal marijuana to learn a lesson form my experiences. Go through the proper channels, starting with a holistic doctor who understands that marijuana was made by God, while opioids were manufactured by man. Natural medication is the best for your body.ŽHarp says he is open to speaking with others about his experience and can be reached by emailing FREEFrom Page A1Garland Harp of Sunny Hills states medical marijuana helped wean him from a 30-year opioid addiction. [CAROL KENT WYATT | THE NEWS]


** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 A3


** A4 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ Editor: Carol Kent Wyatt cwyatt@chipley, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@ Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197Have something to say?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld EDITOR Carol Kent Wyatt PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Reform of Floridas rigid criminal-sentenc ing laws and dramatic improvement of the states judicialsystem databases are complementary efforts that warrant simultaneous approval. Fortunately, according to a SarasotaHerald-Tribune news report Sen. Jeff Brandes is seeking to blend sentencing-reform legislation with an equally valuable bill in the House of Representatives to upgrade Floridas databases on sentencing. Senate Bill 694 would enable judges to sentence illegal-drug sellers to less than the minimum „ which can range from three to 15 years, depending on the amount sold „ if the defendant was: not engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise;Ž did not threaten or use violence; did not cause a death or serious bodily injury. This bill and others with the same aim are welcome. The mandatory-minimum laws were designed, in part, to promote consistency in sentencing „ an important goal. But by eliminating judicial discretion, the sentencing laws resulted in too many people going to jail for nonviolent crimes „ ruining the lives of defendants and running up huge expenses for taxpayers when effective alternatives were available. We are trying to get the right sentence to the right person, and make sure the sentence fits the crime,Ž Brandes has said. He added that, in some cases, society is best served by providing someone convicted of illegal-drug possession with addiction treatment rather than long-term incarceration. Getting the right sentence to the right personŽ and ensuring that defendants who need treatment for addiction receive it should be two of the overarching goals of the justice system. But two Herald-Tribune news series „ one on sentencing in criminal cases, the other on access to addiction treatment „ have helped document what anecdotal evidence has long suggested: Race-based disparities exist in the justice system. Those inequities are likely to continue even if Brandes bill is approved, unless outcomes are accurately reported and closely monitored. Determining the causes of such disparities is complicated. But it would be relatively simple for Florida to begin a process of examining longstanding disparities, as well as monitoring the outcome of any sentencing-reform bills passed this year by the Legislature. Progress is within reach. State Rep. Chris Sprowls is the force behind the committee substitute for House Bill 7071. The bill would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to compile, maintain and make public sentencing-related data. It would mandate that the data be comparable, transferable and readily usable „ criteria that do not currently exist. It would also require digitized sentencing score sheets and improve criminal justice data transparency. The provisions in the House bill are both warranted and commendable. They make sense, regardless of whether sentencing is reformed, but would be even more valuable if Florida embarks upon constructive changes to get the right sentence or other outcome to the right person. This editorial first appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a News and Times-Advertiser sister paper with GateHouse Media.Legislation promises improved sentencing ANOTHER VIEW Healthy Start is in budget jeopardy Dear Editor, Since the creation of Floridas 32 statewide Healthy Start Coalitions in 1991, our states infant mortality has dropped by 35 percent due in part to the programs comprehensive approach to prenatal and infant care and education. But now, Healthy Start funding is in jeopardy due to proposed budget cuts. The potential impact on our community would be significant, threating at-risk families access to Healthy Start services such as education and support for families including infant care and safe sleep, pregnancy care and preparing for babys arrival, Screening and referrals for perinatal depression, substance abuse, child development, and much more. Chipola Healthy Start Coalition covers Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington Counties. In each of these counties there are childbirth, Car seat safety, and Safe Sleep Classes offered through their local Healthy Start program. Chipola Healthy Start has had a combined baby shower for all counties for the last 4 years. The event had grown to over 700 people, it became so big that each of the Healthy Start programs are now sponsoring their own baby shower for their area. In the 16-17year Chipola Healthy Start served 1,138 clients over our five county area with 26,627 services provided for the year, which averaged to be 23 services per client. The services provided were such as parenting, smoking cessation, childbirth, breast-feeding, etc. all which help reduce the infant mortality rate and improve birth outcomes. Our local Coalition participates in the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review, a program that works to reduce infant mortality by gathering data that helps us understand fetal and infant deaths in our community. With this information, we can identify gaps in services and work toward improving infant mortality locally and around the state. Healthy Start is a cost-effective model that contributes to Floridas better birth outcomes. Every dollar that the Florida Legislature invests in supporting Healthy Start has an incredible return on investment in costs saved from preventing death among infants and mothers by bridging the gap to prenatal care and education.Chephus Granberry, Board Chair for Chipola Healthy Start Marianna, FloridaCity missed the mark with “ reworks vote Dear Editor, Unfortunately, I missed Tuesdays [Chipley City Council]meeting due to surgery, but I wanted to convey my disappointment and dissatisfaction of[the councils]recent vote on continuing the Citys fireworks display. I spoke to Council Member Brett Butler last year about the concerns of residents who opposed them, and thanked him for understanding. He had also heard from others about the noise and expense, so I knew we werent in the minority. The last Council discussion after the fireworks stated that[the coucnil as a whole]didnt think the fireworks solved the original intent. I honestly thought it was a dead issue. Sadly,[the council]voted to spend $10,000 on fireworks instead of putting it towards increasing pay to the Chipey Police Departmentand Public Works. If the City would publish their meeting items in advance, I believethey would see more people in attendance and more public involvement. Of course, ifthey continue to publish them on the day of the meeting or adding items on at the beginning of the meeting,they can continue to do business in the shade.Cheryl Gainer McCall Former Mayor Pro Tem ChipleyLETTERS TO THE EDITORFor most of my adult life, I kicked myself because I had carried a oneof-a-kind childhood photo (featuring me, my brother and our cousins) in my wallet until the snapshot disintegrated. Thankfully, I recently discovered that my mother possesses a different photo from that same family picnic; but the close call still lit a fire under me to stop procrastinating about using my flatbed scanner to digitize the treasure trove of photographs and newspaper clippings that my mother has been digging out of trunks, boxes, albums and dresser drawers. Millions of people have joined the preservation movement (I am especially grateful to my wifes younger sister for untold hours of work), but much scanning remains to be done worldwide. Technology offers undreamed-of opportunities for preservation (check out those photo-montage picture frames and the heartwarming slide shows at funerals); but ATTITUDES remain an obstacle. Technophobes refuse to touch computers. Millennials accustomed to the ephemeral nature of Snapchat may not see the value of extending the shelf life of dusty old photographs. Overly optimistic folks may assure themselves Theres always tomorrow to do the scanning.Ž But every day, precious keepsakes (not just photos but also letters, award certificates and report cards) succumb to fire, theft, water damage, silverfish and the death or failing memories of those who know the significance of the scenes. People need to persevere in scanning (or digitally photographing with their smartphones) the pictures. They need to be conscientious about backing them up on multiple devices/ media. Cloud storage is one facet of a good strategy, unless youre afraid the Russians will hack and Photoshop the files. (Honey, this photo says its Great-aunt Matilda presenting her famous tater salad to Joseph Stalin!Ž) I know some of you may be squeamish about giving these photos an expanded circulation beyond what the participants expected. But payback trumps privacy. (Hey, Dad, you didnt place much value on privacy when my CAR WINDOWS were all steamed up. Now the picture of you with the floppy toupee is going viral!Ž) We are truly blessed in that we can give pictures long file names, recording for posterity the full names, relationships and exact location of the people in the photos (as well as spoiler warnings such as, Hey, the hottie in the bikini is your grandmother, perv!Ž) Youngsters can be TOLD about long-departed neighbors, your first car or your favorite teenage hangouts; but the addition of non-brittle IMAGES can make those anecdotes less abstract and more relevant. (Hey, your uncles look pretty cool, one with a zoot suit and one with a Purple Heart. Did they play Grand Theft Auto? No? *Yawn* ZZZZZZZ...Ž)Are your old photos a ticking time bomb? Danny Tyree


** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 A5 LOCALStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ A Washington County teen has been arrested after firing a gun during a physical altercation.Washington County Sheriffs Office received a report alleging that a Vernon High School stu-dent fired a gun during a fight that took place in the middle of Hicks Lake Road Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 14.During the investigation, WCSO learned that 18-year-old Richard Parsons of Chipley, passed another teen while driving on Holmes Valley Road. Parsons then turned around and followed the other party until they stopped on Hicks Lake Road. As both parties exited their vehicles, Parsons fired the gun once, and a physical altercation ensued.Parsons was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.This could have easily ended in devastation for everyone involved, says Sheriff Crews. These young men could have both lost their lives over nonsense. This behavior is not going to be tolerated in Washington County.ŽTeen arrested after ring gun during ghtCHIPLEY The Florida Department of Health in Washington County, Washington County Tobacco Free Partnership and the Florida Depart-ment of Healths Tobacco Free Florida Program are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco … like chew and dip, during Through With Chew Week.This public awareness campaign was created to reduce the use of smoke-less tobacco among young people and help combat this deadly addiction. This years Through With Chew Week takes place Feb. 18-24.To raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco use, The Washington County Tobacco Free Partnership kicked off the week Monday by hosting the Be Through with Chew Campaign in Washington County at local area busi-nesses, including Hungry Howies, The Westerner, Javiers, Talk O The Town, and Sapp Jewelry, where information was provided on quitting smokeless tobacco. Resources can also be found by visiting Tobac-coFreeFlorida.comAlthough smokeless tobacco use is low, the rate has fluctuated and disproportionately affects certain areas:€ In 2012, the rate of adult smokeless tobacco use was 3.2 percent. In 2016, the rate was at 3.0 percent. This decrease is minimal compared to the rate at which cigarette use has dropped (17.7 percent to 15.5 percent).€ Rural communities in particular have experienced challenges in battling smokeless tobacco use. Individuals living in these areas are more likely to use tobacco … particularly smokeless tobacco.While Smokeless Tobacco rates in Washington County are still higher than the state average we are making progress locally. In 2016 locally only 6.2% of 11-17 year old students (combi-nation middle and high) reported using smokeless tobacco in the last 30 days down from 9.1% in 2014.While we are proud that youth smokeless use is at an all-time low, the number of adult Floridians using smokeless tobacco is still an issue,Ž said Dr. Kellie ODare, Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief. We want to remind smokeless tobacco users that our cessation services are for everyone … not just smokers.ŽAt least 28 cancercausing chemicals have been identified in smoke-less tobacco. Smokeless tobacco users have an 80 percent higher risk of oral cancer and a 60 percent higher risk of esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer com-pared to non-users.There is no scientific or medical evidence that proves smokeless tobacco use is an effective method to help people quit smok-ing. Floridians who want to quit any form of tobacco have access to the states free and proveneffective resources. For more information, visitBe Through with Chew week going on nowThe following cases were set to be heard in Washington County proceedings Tuesday, February 20 before Judge Colby PeelKayla M Burgett, Bench Trial, possession of marijuana, drug equipment possession of drug paraphernalia advertiseJeremy Wayne Eleam, Bench Trial, Possession of drug paraphernalia advertiseJo Anna Parsons, Bench Trial, trespassing property not structure or conveyanceBambi Lynn Rogers, Bench Trial, fail to reg-ister motor vehicles The following cases were set to be heard in Washington County proceedings Wednesday, February 21 before Judge Colby PeelRodney Glen Ander-son, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsLakeisha Andrews, Pretrial Conference, operating while drivers license suspended canceled or revoked first offenseTimothy W Bailey, Pretrial Conference, criminal mischief $200 and under, resist officer obstruct without violenceEric William Bolenbough, Pretrial Conference, petit theft first offenseTrenton Sterling Boyd, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsAndrew Jennings Brannon, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsAebony Nicole Brown, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsDustin Royce Brown, Pretrial Conference, operating while drivers license suspended canceled or revoked first offenseKayla M Burgett, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, drug equipment possession of drug paraphernalia advertiseAngelia Marie Campbell, Pretrial Con-ference, DUI and damage propertyBritney Shea Collins, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsChristian Nicholas Coon, Pretrial Confer-ence, two counts battery touch or strikeJoshua Daniel Derrenbacher, Pretrial Conference, battery touch or strikeDustin Wade Durrance, Pretrial Con-ference, trespassing property no structure or conveyanceTerry Lynn Goelz, Pre-trial Conference, DUI and damage property, refuse to submit DUI test after license suspendedMichael David Hall, Pretrial Conference, drug paraphernalia pos-session and or useCourtney Shea Halstead, Pretrial Con-ference, hit and run leave scene of crash involve damage to property, DUI and damage propertyAryn Rae Hughes, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsTerrance Levon Jack-son, Pretrial Conference, battery cause bodily harmJimmy Preston Jimer-son, Pretrial Conference, drug paraphernalia pos-session and or useCharles Randy Johnson II, Pretrial Conference, reckless driving subse-quent offenseNorman Jeremiah Jones, Pretrial Conference, knowingly drive while license suspended revokedJoshua Allen King, Pretrial Conference, petit theft first offenseKatlyn Lynette Lee, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsMichael Austin Lundgren, Pretrial Conference, reckless driving subsequent offenseTommie Lee McKeliver, Pretrial Conference, battery touch or strike, resist officer obstruct without violenceEthan James McPhie, Pretrial Conference, resist officer obstruct without violenceDara Lynn Mitchell, Pretrial Conference, bat-tery touch or strikeJerry Mixon, Pretrial Conference, operating while drivers license suspended canceled or revoked first offensePatricia Lynn Montgomery, Pretrial Conference, battery touch or strikeWASHINGTON COUNTY COURT DOCKETSWhile we are proud that youth smokeless use is at an all-time low, the number of adult Floridians using smokeless tobacco is still an issue. We want to remind smokeless tobacco users that our cessation services are for everyone … not just smokers.ŽDr. Kellie ODare, Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Parsons See DOCKETS, A11 SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM


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** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 A7 STATENews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Gov. Rick Scott on Friday demanded FBI Director Christopher Wray resign after the federal agency acknowledged it failed to follow standard procedures after receiving a tip in January about a man charged this week with killing 17 people at a Broward County high school.Meanwhile, members of the states congressio-nal delegation are seeking U.S. House and Senate investigations into the FBIs handling of the tip, and two Republican state senators want to establish a task force that would look at violence in schools and communities.Scott called the failure of the FBI to act on a cred-ible tip unacceptable.ŽSeventeen innocent people are dead, and acknowledging a mis-take isnt going to cut it,Ž Scott said in a prepared statement. An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain. The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need.ŽWe constantly pro-mote see something, say something, and a courageous person did just that to the FBI,Ž Scott continued. And the FBI failed to act. See something, say something is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. The FBI director needs to resign.ŽAn FBI spokesman said Friday afternoon the agency had no comment on Scotts demand.Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested Wednesday after a massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Cruz was charged Thursday with 17 counts of premed-itated murder, while law enforcement continues to gather information about what was the second worst school shooting in U.S. history.In a rare admission, the FBI issued a news release Friday that said a person close to Cruz had contacted the agencys public access line on Jan. 5, outlining the mans gun ownership, erratic behavior, disturbing social media posts, desire to kill people and even the potential to engage in a school shooting.The news release said the information should have been assessed as a potential threat to lifeŽ and forwarded to the FBIs Miami field office, which was not done.Wray, who has been criticized by many Repub-licans for his agencys probe of Russian interfer-ence in the 2016 elections, said in the release that an investigation is underway into how the tip-line call was handled.I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public,Ž Wray said.Wray added that mem-bers of the agency have spoken to victims and families and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy.Ž U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat whose district includes Parkland, didnt go as far as Scott but called for Congress to conduct investigations.This has been an excruciating few days for the Parkland community. Now, it appears that this tragedy could have been prevented,Ž Deutch, said in a prepared statement. The American people should be encouraged to say something if they see something. But we also must be assured that these tips will be processed swiftly and thoroughly so we can avoid future tragedies.ŽRubio called the FBIs failure inexcusable.ŽThe fact that the FBI is investigating this failure is not enough,Ž Rubio said. Both the House and Senate need to immediately initiate their own investigations into the FBIs protocols for ensuring tips from the public about potential killers are followed through. Lawmakers and law enforcement person-nel constantly remind the public that if you see something, say some-thing. In this tragic case, people close to the shooter said something, and our system utterly failed the families of 17 innocent souls.ŽIn the Florida Legislature, Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, asked Senate President Joe Negron on Friday to establish a task force that would look into issues such as mental-health treatment, hardening soft targets such as schools and the possibility of hiring former military members and police officers to patrol education grounds.We should not allow the inaction of our federal partners to be the cause of our inaction in addressing the issues of violence in our schools and our community,Ž Garcia and Flores jointly wrote in a letter. We must take a holistic approach in addressing these pressing concerns to ensure that we protect all Floridians.ŽGarcia and Flores in the past have helped block gun-rights bills in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee is scheduled Tuesday to hear a proposal (SB 1236) that would allow school principals or school superintendents to designate people who could carry guns during school hours.The task force request came as the Second Amendment group Florida Carry urged lawmakers to eliminate gun-free zonesŽ for people with concealedweapons licenses and to allow teachers with licenses to carry firearms while in school.It is a well-established fact from numerous such events that bad people with guns will only stop their carnage when confronted by an armed response,Ž Eric Friday, the groups general counsel, wrote in an open letter. Every second until that response occurs allows the murderer to kill and maim more innocents.ŽNegron, who visited the high school Friday with Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, said the Senate will continue to focus on advancing a $13 million increase in the budget, to $78.1 million, for school safety and another $100 million as part of a new category of K-12 school funding specifically to assess and treat mental health.Gov. Scott calls for FBI Director to resign a er errorBy Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Florida lawmakers will use the last three weeks of the 2018 session to decide the fate of a number of major education bills that address everything from school bullying to teach-ers to university tuition. The decisions will begin unfolding Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee takes up a nearly 200-page bill (HB 7055) that is important to House leaders. The legis-lation includes provisions that are in more than a half-dozen other education bills pending in the Legislature.Late Friday, Senate Education Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill, R-Port Orange, filed a 115-page strike allŽ amendment that would replace the House version of the bill with a Senate proposal.Its a sign of how Senate-House negotiations will begin on a bill that will be one of the keys to law-makers reaching a series of agreements, including approval of a new $87 billion-plus budget, and ending the 2018 session on time March 9.The Senate already rejected the Houses request to have the educa-tion bill considered as part of formal budget negotia-tions. Instead, the measure will be treated as a regular bill subject to committee review and amendments as it moves to a vote on the Senate floor.The Senate proposal embraces some of the key provisions in the House bill.Among them, it would establish a Hope Scholar-shipŽ program that would allow public-school students who are bullied or who are substantiatedŽ victims of other violence or harassment to receive scholarships to attend pri-vate schools. The measure is a top priority for House Speaker Richard Corco-ran, R-Land O Lakes.However, the Senate measure diverges from the House in funding for the new program. The Senate amendment would let Florida motorists voluntarily agree to contribute $20 to the program when they buy or register vehi-cles. The donation would act as a credit against the sales tax they would normally pay in a vehicle transaction.The House wants a $105 tax credit for each transaction, which would generate $41.5 million for the scholarships, com-pared to $7.9 million in the Senate proposal.The Senate proposal. meanwhile, agrees with the House on a controversial requirement that could force teachers unions to disband if their membership falls below half of the employees they represent. The Florida Education Association, the states largest teachers union, has been running a media campaign slam-ming House Bill 7055 as an assault on our local public schools.ŽBoth chambers have plans to strengthen state oversight and require-ments for publicly funded private-school scholarship programs, including the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.The new Senate proposal incorporates some of the provisions in legislation (SB 1756), sponsored by Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, including a requirement that teachers in the private schools that educate scholarship students have at least a baccalaureate degree.Major education issues hold session key See SESSION, A11


** A8 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County News DATELINESDURHAM, N.C. MILANVideo shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime Video of a British model retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played Monday at the trial in Italy of a Polish man charged in her kidnapping for ransom.In the video, 20-year-old Chloe Ayling walks investigators into the supposed photographers studio in Milan where her agent had arranged a modeling job. She signaled to police a spot near a doorway where she said she was grabbed from behind.Images showed Aylings suitcase, phone and cloth-ing that were found by police investigating her disappear-ance last July.JERUSALEMIsrael successfully tests missile defense system Israel says it has successfully tested the countrys advanced missile defense system capable of defending against ballistic missile threats outside the atmosphere.The Defense Ministry says Mondays successful mission test of the Arrow-3 intercep-tor is a major milestoneŽ in Israels ability to defend itself against current and future threats in the region.Ž Two previous tests of the system were recently called off.Arrow-3 is part of the multi-layered system Israel is developing to defend against both shortand mid-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, as well as Irans long-range missiles. It includes Iron Dome, Davids Sling, and the Arrow-2 systems.MILWAUKEEOriginal Picasso print stolen from Milwaukee art gallery An original Pablo Picasso print worth up to an estimated $50,000 was stolen from a downtown Milwaukee art gallery.WITI-TV reports appraiser Bill DeLind says his business partner noticed the original 1949 print was missing from DeLind Fine Art Appraisals on Friday. Picasso only did 30 of the prints and signed each with a green crayon in the lower right corner.DeLind says someone could have walked in the unlocked door unnoticed because he and his business partner were upstairs. The gallery does not have surveillance cameras. He says he hopes a camera across the street captured the thief.DALLASUS postal worker found fatally shot in mail truckA U.S. Postal Service worker was found fatally shot inside a mail truck along a busy highway in Dallas on Monday, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide, according to police.Officers found the workers body inside the government vehicle around 2:30 a.m. after responding to a reported shooting along Interstate 30 just west of downtown, according to a statement released by Dallas police.Sr. Cpl. DeMarquis Black said no arrests have been made, and investigators are still trying to determine a possible motive behind the shooting. The victims name hasnt been released.LONDONBritish judge sentences proli“ c pedophile to 32 years A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison Monday in what the U.K.s national law enforce-ment agency described as a watershed moment for coming to grips with technologys ability to support and spread depravity.Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted to 137 offenses, including blackmail, voyeurism and encouraging the rape of a child.Posing as a female artist looking to do life drawings, Falder, 29, lured victims into sending him humiliating images, many of which ended up on the dark web. „ The Associated PressBISHOP, CALIF.JOHANNESBURGBy Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressPARKLAND, Fla. „ The deadly shooting at a Florida high school has put pressure on the states Republicancontrolled Legislature to consider a sweeping package of gun-control laws in a state that has resisted restrictions on firearms for decades, lawmakers said Monday.The legislative effort coalesced as 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School pre-pared to ride buses more than 400 miles to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massac re that killed 17 stu-dents and faculty last week.The suspect, 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, made his first appearance in court Monday. Wearing a prison jumpsuit, he kept his head down and didnt appear to make eye contact with the judge or others in the court-room, though he responded briefly to someone on the defense team. A previous appearance was by a video connection from jail.His lawyers have said he will plead guilty if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty. No decision has been made on that.Soon after the shooting, several legislative leaders were taken on a tour of the school to see the damage firsthand and appeared shaken afterward.The attack seemed to overcome the resistance of some in the states leader-ship, which has rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governors office and the Legislature in 1999. However, there is still strong resistance by many in the party to any gun-control measures, leaving the fate of new restrictions unclear.Sen. Bill Galvano, a Repub-lican and the incoming state Senate president, said the Senate was preparing a package that would include raising the age to purchase any firearm to 21, creating a waiting period for purchasing any type of firearm, banning bump stocks that can allow semi-automatic guns to spray bullets quickly and creat-ing gun-violence restraining orders.Authorities said Cruz had a string of run-ins with school authorities that ended with his expulsion. Police were also repeatedly called to his house throughout his childhood. Cruzs lawyers said there were repeated warning signs that he was mentally unstable and potentially vio-lent. Yet he legally purchased a semi-automatic rifle.We need to make sure everything is working and to learn from the experience,Ž said Galvano, who was among those who visited the school.The Senate is also considering boosting spend-ing on mental health programs for schools and giving lawenforcement greater power to involuntarily hold someone considered a danger to them-selves. The body will also look at a proposal to deputize a teacher or someone else at school so they are authorized to have a gun.Galvano said senators want to examine ways to protect schools that do not have resource officers „ often armed law enforcement officers „ on site.State House leaders and Gov. Rick Scott also are con-sidering possible changes to firearms rules but have not given any details. Scott planned meetings Tuesday on school safety, and said he would announce proposals on mental health issues later in the week.Still, some Republicans questioned whether addi-tional gun restrictions are the answer.I really dont want to see this politicized into a gun debate,Ž Republican Sen. Dennis Baxley.Referring to gun-control advocates, he said: Some-times I wish they were right, that this would fix it, but it wont ... We have a terrible problem with obesity, but were not banning forks and spoons.ŽDemocrats believe raising the age limit and creating a waiting period to buy rifles isnt enough.Thats unacceptable. Thats a joke,Ž said Democratic Sen. Gary Farmer of Broward County. I dont see that as a restriction. It never should have been that an 18-year-old could buy an assault weapon. No Florid-ians should be able to buy an assault weapon.ŽSince the attack, students from the school have become increasingly vocal in their demands for gun-control measures. Many have pointed out politicians who take finan-cial support from the National Rifle Association, and some have lashed out at President Donald Trump, saying he was busy blaming Democrats for failing to pass gun restrictions while taking no action of his own.Shooting puts pressure on Fla. lawmakersMourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty on Monday in Coral Springs, Fla. Petty was a victim of Wednesdays mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. [GERALD HERBERT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLDFrom left, Ngoc Loan Tran, 24, Peter Gull Gilbert, 36, and Dante Strobino, 35, leave a courtroom in the Durham County Courthouse on Aug. 17 after their “ rst court appearance after being accused of toppling of the Durham County confederate statue during a protest, in Durham, NC. Problems identifying protesters on video hindered prosecutors on Monday as they sought to hold demonstrators responsible for toppling the statue [CASEY TOTH/THE HERALD-SUN VIA AP FILE PHOTO] This Sunday photo taken by the Bishop California Highway Patrol and released by the Inyo County Sheriffs Of“ ce shows smoke rising from wild“ res near Bishop, Calif. A wind-driven wild“ re in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but of“ cials said they made some gains after the ” ames increased in size. [BISHOP CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Rescuers recover a body as they search for survivors at the collapse of a garbage mound Monday in Maputo, Mozambique. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where the disaster happened rose to the height of a three-story building, according to the Portuguese news agency Lusa. [FERHAT MOMADE/AP]


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** A10 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County News COMMUNITYIf you would like your events included in this list, email information to: Alford Community Health ClinicAlford Community Health Clinic (ACHC) will be open from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen, Saturday, Feb-ruary 24. ACHC is a free clinic for patients who do not have medical insurance and who meet federal income guidelines. The clinic is staffed by qualified physicians, nurses and assistants dedicated to provid-ing quality health care to those with short-term illnesses, as well as chronic conditions; walk-ins are always welcome. New patients should telephone 850-209-5501 for more infor-mation. All patients are urged to sign-in before 11 a.m. Alford Community Health Clinic is located two blocks east of Hwy 231 in Alford, at 1770 Carolina Street and is open the fourth Saturday of each month, unless otherwise posted. Wausau Baseball Sign-upsWAUSAU The Town of Wausau is will holding baseball, softball, and t-ball sign-ups through February at the Wausau Town Hall. For more information, call 850-638-1781. Big League Xpress Opens Travel Ball RegistrationMARIANNA Big League Xpress Baseball Academy, owned and operated by Chris Hutcheson, has opened the registration window for 2018 Summer Travel Ball. Any interested boys ages 15-18 are encouraged to register and join the BLX team for a summer of baseball excitement. COMMUNITY BRIEFSMARIANNA Madison Kincaid was crowned Chipola College Homecoming Queen, and Tyre Myrick was crowned Mr. Chipola on Feb. 17. Mem-bers of the Homecoming Court are, from left: sophomore Grace Wester of Grand Ridge, sophomore Destin Dawson of Dothan, sophomore Cristina Ramirez of Graceville, sopho-more Jack Craven of Marianna, Homecoming Queen Madison Kincaid of Marianna, Mr. Chipola Tyre Myrick of Graceville, freshman Bailey Foxworth of Bonifay, freshman Brock Harris of Bonifay, freshman Tazjhani Baker of Marianna and freshman Cam-eron Williams of Malone.Chipola crowns Mr. & Mrs. Chipola[CHIPOLA PHOTO] CHIPLEY „The Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold three performances of the play On Golden Pond on Friday, March 9; Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. The play will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Spanish Trail Playhouse (Historic Chipley High School) located at 680 Second Street in Chipley.Tickets for this show are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 or older) and for military (with active or retired ID). Tickets are on sale and can now be purchased online at! Tickets can also be purchased at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Box Office (680 Second Street, Chipley). The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You can also still call 638-9113 to purchase tickets. The Playhouse now accepts credit card payments.On Golden Pond will be directed by Kevin Russell and was written by Earnest Thompson. This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the fortyeighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory„but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and con-tinue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fianc, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the grandchildŽ the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrust-ing good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness„and slang„in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.For additional information, please visit the Spanish Trail Playhouse website: or call 850-638-9113.Tickets on sale for On Golden PondThe 2018 Panhandle Seminole Clubs Annual Scholarship Golf Tourna-ment will be held Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Indian Springs Golf Club in Mari-anna. This tournament, along with another fundraiser, has helped provide $62,000 over the past fifteen years to deserving local students and help fur-ther their education.Registration and warm-up will begin atnoon with the shotgun start at 1:00 PM CST for this four-man scramble event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams! Additional prizes will be given for longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin, and so on.The greens fee contribution of $65 will entitle each golfer to a fantastic afternoon of golf on a championship course (to help a very worthy cause), followed by a great meal and the awarding of some great prizes.Scholarship (hole) and prize sponsorships are also available ($250, $100, or $50) for this worthwhile event! So support the Sem-inoles and help raise funds for local student scholarships to Florida State University.For more information, call Roy Baker 850.209.1326 or George Sweeney 850.482.5526FSU Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament is April 12Pictured from left is Gene Deckerhoff with Randy Smith of First Federal Bank MARIANNA„Tickets are going quickly for the Chipola College Theater production of Disneys The Little Mer-maid,Ž which runs March. 1-4. The show plays nightly at 7 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.Tickets„$10 for adults and $6 for ages 18 and under„go on sale to the general public on Feb. 14.Members of the ACT Fund are invited to a Meet the Mermaids reception before the Thursday, March 1 show, at 5:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring a camera and have photos with the mermaids. There is still time to join the ACT Fund to enjoy this unique opportunity. ACT Fund memberships may be purchased now at the Box Office or online at Dinner Theatre for all patrons is Friday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m. Limited seating is available by reservation only by Feb. 26. Tickets (including dinner and show) $20 … are available at the Box Office.Chipola Theater Director Charles Sirmon cast the following actors in the show: Bailey Foxworth as A riel, Brock Harris as Prince Eric, Destin Dawson as Grimsby, Chandler King as Flounder, Mary Keyton as Scuttle, Daniel Covington as King Triton, Anthony Severson as Sebastian, Tinsley Hodges as Flotsam, Nina Boyd as Jetsam, Landry Tharp as Ursula, Sarah Liffick as Car-lotta and Caroline King as Maid. The MerSisters are: Sydney Cobb, Meghan Basford, Dianna Floyd, Olivia Wester, Karissa Mercer and Grace Wester. The Ensemble includes: Brandon Washington, Kane Keefer, Willa Wester, Irene Muriz and Jessica Kaiser.For more information, contact the Box Office at 718-2420 or boxoffice. Visit the Chipola Theatre at www.facebook. com or on sale for Chipolas Little MermaidBailey Foxworth as Ariel and Chandler King as Flounder, rehearse a scene from Chipolas Little Mermaid.Ž[CHIPOLA PHOTO] Brandon and Minnie Crutchfield of Brantley, Alabama announce the birth of their son, Brandon Eugene Crutchfield, Dec. 27, 2017. Baby Crutchfield weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz. and was 21 inches in length. His grandparents are Eddie and Jacqueline Crutchfield of Brantley, Alabama. Great-grandparents are Jack and Marilyn Ulrich of Bonifay, Florida.Crutch elds welcome Baby Brandon See BRIEFS, A11


** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 A11 COMMUNITYHukills amendment is 83 pages shorter than the House bill, reflecting the fact that the Senate is not embracing a number of measures in the legislation.Among t hem is the Houses plan for a $9.7 million program that would allow low-performing readers in secondthrough fifthgrades to obtain private services, like tutors.The Senate is injecting some of its own initiatives, including a proposed require-ment that students entering high school beginning in the fall of 2018 would have to take a financial literacy course some-time in their four years.Another important meeting this week will be the House Education Committee, which as of Monday morning had not released the agenda for its Wednesday meeting.However, the committee has a key bill (HB 423), sponsored by Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero, that reflects the higher-education priorities of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. In the first week of the session, the Senate unanimously backed its version of the legislation (SB 4).The bills would make per-manent an expansion of Bright Futures merit scholarships to cover full tuition and fees for students who qualify as aca-demic scholars.Ž The legislation would expand the aid for medallionŽ schol-ars to cover 75 percent of their tuition and fees.The measures would also require state universities to develop a blockŽ tuition plan, where students would pay a flat rate each semester, rather than paying for classes on a per-credit hour basis.The House bill includes a proposal to change the way per-formance funding is awarded to the 12 universities, switching to an evaluation based on individ-ual school performance rather than comparing the schools to each other. The Senate bill retains the current evaluation system. SESSIONFrom Page A7 BLX teams will travel to selected universities, colleges and schools throughout the Southeast to compete in tour-nament play and showcase their collective and individ-ual skills for college and MLB scouts. The summer travel ball season begins in May which is a practice month with tournaments beginning in June and running through the end of July. To register, please visit Select the BLX Travel Ball Registration tab to find the appropriate age group. Follow the steps to complete the online registra-tion form. Big League Xpress Baseball Academy is located in Marianna. The physical address is 3015 Highway 71 Marianna, Florida 32446. Guardian ad Litem Seeks VolunteersFloridas Guardian ad Litem Program is looking for stable adults to advocate in court for children who have been removed from their homes because of allegations of abuse or neglect. These chil-dren are living in Holmes and Washington Counties. Courtroom advocacy is a team effort. The GAL attorney, professional staff and trained volunteer represent the best interest of these children. An application, background check and train-ing is required. There are no costs involved in training or background checks to become a certified Guardian ad Litem volunteer. Training is sched-uled to begin in February. For more information, visit or call the Panama City office at 850-747-5180. Free Tax-AideCHIPLEY The AARP Tax-Aide Program and Washington County Council on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic filing for 2017 tax returns. Special attention is provided to filers 60 and older, but AARP membership is not required. These services are available each Tuesday now through April 10 by appointment at the Council on Aging, located at 1348 South Blvd. in Chipley. Individuals seeking assistance need to fill out an interview sheet, available at the Council on Aging, and bring all their 2017 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; SSA1099 Social security benefits; 1099-R pensions, retirement, and annuities; 1099-INT inter-est; 1099-DIV dividends; and 1099-B stock sale; W-2s; 1099-MISC other income; 1099-G unemployment; Any docu-ment 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 service will not prepare Schedule F … Farms, Schedule E … Rental Property, Schedule C … Business income with expenses that exceed $25,000, multiple Schedule Cs for one individual, Clergy, or Form 3903 … Moving expenses. These are considered Out of Scope." For more infor-mation call 850-638-6216. FL Peanut Producers 43rd annual membership meetingMARIANNA The Florida Peanut Producers Associa-tion will hold the 43rd Annual Membership Meeting Thurs-day, February 22, at the Jackson County Agriculture Conference Center, located at 2741 Penn Avenue in Marianna. This year's program will include a variety of updates on association activities funded by your check-off dollars. All members and spouses are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the traditional smoked steak dinner at 6:30 p.m. Florida Peanut Producers Associa-tion continues to work for and represent Florida's peanut growers in research, promo-tion and education. Womanless Beauty PageantVERNON Vernon High School Class of 2018 will host a womanless beauty pageant at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 24, at the Vernon Community Center. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door. There will be a special performance by Dana Douglas. For more information or to sign up contact or Paula McDon-ald at 850-527-0834 Baby BeesCHIPLEY The Washing-ton County Public Library will host Baby Bees at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, Wednesday, April 11 and Wednesday, May 2. Baby Bees will be an hour of sto-ries, music, sing-a-longs and activities designed just for baby. Each month will have a new theme. For more infor-mation call 850-638-1314. AARP Smart Driver CourseCHIPLEY AARP represen-tative Erich Beck will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Washington County Council on Aging, 1348 South Blvd., Chipley. Participants will be updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies. All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer, possibly enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums, depending on their carrier's guidelines. Pre-register by calling Washington County Council on Aging, 850-638-6216. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonAARP members. Registration fees will be collected the day of the course. For more informa-tion, visit Young Irelanders to Perform at ChipolaMARIANNA „ The Chipola Artist Series presents The Young Irelanders, Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts. The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. Between them, they have performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan and more. They also have performed at Radio City Music Hall. Dont miss the chance to enjoy Irelands tradi-tions of music, song and dance in the hands of some of the worlds most talented young performers. More Tickets„$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employ-ees. For more information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit Bonifay K-8 to present 'Annie Jr.'Bonifay Rehearsals are now underway for the Bonifay K-8 spring musical, Annie Jr.Ž The sunnyŽ cast will feature the talents of Kinsley Cook as Annie, Jevin Johnson as Oliver Warbucks, Emma Prince as Miss Hannigan, and Faith Bush as Grace Farrell. The hard-knock orphans include Alyonna Brewer (Molly), Katelyn Jones (Pepper), Casey Johnson (July), Hailee Brown (Kate), Macy Bowen (Duffy), and Gabi Steverson (Tessie). Rooster Hannigan will be played by Cade Foxworth and Lily St. Regis will be portrayed by Railee Oost. With a multitude of talent from all grade levels, this is one show you wont want to miss-bet your bottom dollar. Annie Jr.Ž will be presented to the public on March 15-17 at 6 PM nightly. Admission is $5 each and will be available at the door. For questions or informa-tion, contact Jill Cook at BK8 by phone (850-547-3631) or email ( Table Games with the Graceville Garden ClubGRACEVILLE The Graceville Garden Club will host a table games fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Graceville Civic Center. There is a $10 donation per person required. Reservations only; no walk-ins. Refresh-ment will be served, and there will be door prizes. Games will include Mexican Domin-ions, Hand & Foot Canasta, Bridge, Bunco, and more upon request. Deadline for reserva-tions is Tuesday, March 13. For more information or to register call Carolyn Wicksell at 850-263-3951 or Teresa Girton at 850-703-1230. PDLHS Veterans Day ProgramPONCE DE LEON Ponce de Leon High School is invit-ing everyone to attend its Veterans Day Program, scheduled to take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the high school. Services Available For CaregiversCHIPLEY Caregiving is at once an act of love and a physical, emotional and financial challenge. The National Family Caregiver Support Program recognizes these challenges and seeks to provide support for the caregiver. Funds are currently available to provide group respite services (peri-ods of relief from care giving responsibilities), including socialization, activities, and supervision for individuals over 60 who need assistance and/or supervision to age in place in the community. Eligible persons must have a caregiver who provides assistance on a regular basis to qualify. For more information or to access the services provided under the National Family Caregiver Support Program, through the Washington County Council on Aging, please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337. Knitting With Looms ClassCHIPLEY Washington County Library in Chipley is now offering a monthly class entitled "Knitting with Looms." Join the library at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month, as instructors teach how to create a variety of items using looms. Class size is limited to 20. Call 850-638-1314 for more infor-mation and to register. BRIEFSFrom Page A10Fazel Haadi Nur, Pretrial Conference, no charges listedJoann Triolo Parry, Pretrial Conference, three counts battery touch or strikeJared Nathaniel Perry, Pre-trial Conference, DUI alcohol or drugs second offenseAngelique Christine Poulos, Pretrial Conference, contempt of court violation of injunction of protection from domestic violenceKami Rose Pouncey, Pre-trial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsHayes Terrell Robinson Hayes III, Pretrial Confer-ence, operating while drivers license suspended canceled or revoked first offenseWhitney Shanae Robinson, battery touch or strikeNelio Junior Rodrigues, Pretrial Conference, operate motor vehicle without valid licenseRobert Dewayne Schofield, Pretrial Conference, operating while drivers license suspended canceled or revoked first offenseCameron Thomas Shouppe, Pretrial Conference, contempt of court violation of injunction of protection from domestic violenceBilly Alan Smith, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, two counts drug parapher-nalia possession and or useDarren Christopher Stew-art, Pretrial Conference, simple assault intent threat to do violence, damage property criminal mischief $200 and underMatthew Turner, Pretrial Conference, possession of marijuana under 20 gramsJennifer Lee Wakley Pretrial Conference, fraud tamper wit theft of utility or cable servicesMichelle Maria Whitehead, Pretrial Conference, DUI alcohol or drugs first offense, refuse to submit to DUI test after license suspendedRiley Caulph Wright, Pre-trial Conference, DUI alcohol or drugs, drive while license suspended second offense DOCKETSFrom Page A5


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** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 B1CELEBRATE Staff ReportWASHINGTON COUNTY „ Sheriff Kevin Crews and deputies have been spotted at Washington Countys elementary schools in recent days.The increased law enforce-ment presence was the cause of some concern for some parents „ until Sheriff Crews explained he only stopped in to visit and spend time with the children.We are asking parents to not be alarmed when seeing law enforcement at any of our schools,Ž said Sheriff Kevin Crews. Our children are our greatest treasures, and their safety is our number one pri-ority. It is critical that our children know we are there for them in whatever way they need us. They need to know that we are approachable and that they should never be frightened by our presence.ŽSheriff Crews and WCSO deputies are regularly partici-pating in events or stopping by the schools and state they will continue to do this as often as possible.WCSO visits local schools From left: Deputy Tyler Brannon, Cpl. Adam Brock, and Lt. John Standland were among Washington County elementary schools last week. [SPECIAL PHOTOS] Cpl. Justin Jenkins at Vernon Elementary Sheriff Kevin Crews at Vernon Elementary


** B2 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County NewsMARIANNA „ Lori Franklin, RN, is Jackson Hospitals Employee of the Year 2017. Franklin serves as the Director of the hospitals Case Management Department and received the honor for fulfilling customer service ideals through her actions. Franklin was surprised to be named by the Employee Leadership Committee as the 2017 Employee of the Year. I am so proud because customer service is a big deal to me,Ž she said. I feel affirmed that I am meeting the needs of our patients.Ž She is the third person in the Case Management department during this past quarter to receive Customer Service awards. Jackson Hospital is unique in its approach to Case Management. Their work begins day one of the patients hospitalization. While they are part of the care team, they may not be as visible to the patient as the physician or nurse. 100% of Jackson Hospitals in-patients are assessed with case management keeping an eye beyond the patients hospital stay to facilitate the patients transition to home, skilled nursing, rehabilitation care, or non-facility based care. Case Managements role is to advocate for the patients social needs and transition plans upon release from the hospital. In Loris case, it means not only managing her department staff but also taking initiative where needs surface, such as transporting a patient home, locating a wound healing vacuum and then finding a medical equipment provider for a patient, and ensuring a post-surgical patient was released to a proper caregiver. Franklin is responsible for the Hospitals Case Management, Social Services, Clinical Documentation and Population Health staff. Recently, she implemented a new care model of bi-weekly, multi-disciplinary rounding on all floors. The rounding is in addition to each disciplines role in the care process. Case Management staff are in constant communication with the physician, patient and family, therapy, respiratory, and nursing personnel and allied caregivers. Franklins role was expanded to Accountable Care Organization Champion (ACO) a few years ago. Part of an innovative approach to care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid created a new program aimed at population health management, cost reduction, and improved patient experience to reduce unnecessary or duplicative hospital readmissions, or in other words, to make hospitals and physicians accountableŽ for recurring hospitalizations. Franklin champions the best performer „ Jackson Hospital and its medical staff members … of the multi-hospital Deep South ACO. Lori, her Case Management department, and ACO, report to Hospital CFO Kevin Rovito. Lori is a tremendous asset to Jackson Hospital,Ž said Rovito .ŽShe continues to work with the medical staff, nursing, and administration to develop a teamwork approachƒ.I cannot imagine success without Lori Franklin.Ž Jackson Hospitals customer service ideals are outlined in its program called Give em the Pickle.Ž The Hospitals customized program with video titled Whats your Pickle?Ž with Bob Farrell, produced by Media Partners’, is implemented by Chief Nursing Officer Robbin Catt Pumphrey. Because of our employee-focused customer service efforts, Jackson Hospital is ranked in the top 16% in customer service nationally according to HealthStream Research,Ž says Pumphrey. Patients, visitors, and colleagues submit nominations of staff from whom they received superior customer service. Each month a PickleŽ luncheon is held to recognize the top nominees. During the exclusive celebration with Administration, each participant is served a specially prepared meal by members of the Hospitals Employee Leadership Council.Franklin is Jackson Hospitals Employee of the Year 2017Jackson Hospital Employee of the Year 2017 Lori Franklin, RN. By Carlo PiovanoThe Associated PressLONDON „ Latvias top banking official, a key member of the Euro-pean Central Bank, has been accused by local bank Norvik of seeking kickbacks, trying to launder Russian money and retaliating against the bank when it refused to play by the rules of the game.Ž In a high-stakes drama for the tiny Baltic country, Ilmars Rimsevics was detained Saturday by Latvian anti-corruption authorities and questioned for hours into the night. State TV showed him walking free on Monday, without charges, though he is still being investigated for suspected bribery.Norvik bank has filed an international legal complaint against Latvia in which it alleges that a Senior Latvian OfficialŽ repeatedly sought to extort monetary bribes,Ž and threatened the bank when its owner and chair-man, Grigory Guselnikov, refused to pay up.The high-level official mentioned in our request for arbitration is Rimsevics,Ž Norviks CEO, Oliver Bramwell, told The Associated Press. Gusel-nikov confirmed that it was Rimsevics.Rimsevics lawyer told Latvian TV that he promises to provide more information about the case on Tuesday. The ECB declined to comment on Rimsevics status.The threat of criminal charges against the man who has been at the top of the countrys banking sector since 1992, in the wake of the Soviet collapse, has plunged the small Baltic nation into turmoil.Rimsevics detention is particularly sensitive as he sits on the top pol-icy-making council of the ECB, Europes most pow-erful financial institution, and is privy to the state secrets of Latvia, NATO and the European Union.Any connections to money laundering would raise concerns of the risk of blackmail from Russias secret services or orga-nized crime, and come at a time when Latvian secu-rity services warn that Russia is actively trying to obtain state secrets from Latvian officials to weaken the European Union and United States.Guselnikov said he first met Rimsevics in 2015 after he was introduced to a man called Renars Kokins, who was said to know the countrys legal and political landscape well. Kokins invited Guselnikov to a meeting in a large villa in the suburbs of the capital. Soon after Guselnikov got there, another man arrived, on foot, and entered without knock-ing: it was Rimsevics.He was brief and to the point. He told Guselnikov he could help him because the nations financial reg-ulator was loyal to him personally. All he had to do was cooperateŽ with Kokins, Guselnikov recalled.Rimsevics left 10 minutes later and Kokins sat Guselnikov down at a table. He pulled a pen out and wrote on a piece of paper: 100,000 per month.ŽKokins did not use the word payment.Ž He explained to the banker that all Latvian banks cooperateŽ in this manner, Guselnikov says.In the following weeks, Guselnikov tried to stall but found that every time he refused to pay, his bank would get hit with new regulatory measures.Kokins did not relent, finding Guselnikov repeatedly after that. Guselnikov says he met with Kokins and Rimsevics a few more times to try to clarify his position. Rimsevics took great care to not be seen at these meetings, Guselnikov says.On one occasion, Kokins drove Guselnikov around the capital, Riga, for almost two hours before parking in front of a Chinese restaurant in the city outskirts. Kokins left the car and minutes later, Rimsevics entered it and sat behind Guselnikov, in the back seat, to speak, Guselnikov said. Another time they met in the res-taurant itself, when it was completely empty.It was a nightmare for me for years,Ž said Guselnikov, who is 41. You cant understand how to get out of this dirty environment without reputation damage. That is why I decided to go out publicly and legally with my case. I can lose the bank, my money, but I will never become part of it.ŽLatvia has become infamous for money laundering since the high-profile Magnitsky scandal, in which $230 million in Russian taxpayers money was siphoned off, largely through Latvian banks, according to U.S. and European authorities. Whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky was imprisoned in Russia in 2008 and allegedly beaten and denied medical care, leading to his death. The U.S. and EU sanctioned Russian individuals over the case.Banker: Nightmare dodging extortion attempts in LatviaBRIEFCASELONDONChicken shortage shuts KFCs across BritainFast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.The company apol-ogized to customers, blaming teething problemsŽ with its new delivery partner, DHL.KFC first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed almost 300 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might join them. BRUSSELSSpanish “ nance minister backed for leading ECB jobFinance ministers from the 19-country eurozone on Monday endorsed Spains Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of Euro-pean Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the only other candidate.European Union leaders are expected to anoint de Guindos at a summit on March 22-23, after seek-ing the opinion of EU lawmakers and the ECB, which oversees the euro currency.Once that is done, de Guindos will replace Vitor Constancio on June 1 and serve a non-renew-able eight-year term. The Associated Press BUSINESS


** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS CROSSWORDMARIANNA„A total of 335 students made the Chipola College Deans List for academic achievement during the Fall Semester 2017. To be placed on the Deans List, a student must take 12 or more semester hours of courses and make an average of 3.25 (B+) to 4.0 (A) in all courses.Students who made perfect averages of 4.0„straight As„and their hometowns are: Alford„Alyssa Cowart, William Singleton. Altha„Kathrine Alderman, Christian Bay, Breeanna Bennett, Steven Cherry, Claudia Griswell, Meshae Hall, Melody Holt, Malac Johnson, Shad Johnson, Charlie McNew, Sawyer OBryan, Caylynn Reeder. Blountstown„Hayden White, Citlali Gutierrez, Jennifer Snowden, Lana Wood, Heather Yoder, Anna Gillis. Bonifay„Brionna Arrant, Fallon Braxton, Chandra Cooper, Michelle Dampier, Jamie Dean, Kendal Guthrie, Brock Harris, Cheyenne Mayo, Kendra Moses, Austin Pauley, Jennifer Raley, Melea Smith, Martina Steverson, Kelsey Stewart, Isabella Wilson. Bristol„Jonathan Hall, Amber Revell. Cambellton„Hannah White. Chipley„Carol Boswell, Kellie Coatney, Cameron Goff, Celina Jones, Mackenzie Miles, Whitley Pettis, Austin Sapp, Ansleigh Walters, Kathleen Weber. Cottondale„Chandler Braxton, Jenna Cartwright, Brendon Hales, Kennedy Harris, Kevin Tharp. Graceville„Dustin Evans, Kelli Messer, Sara Smith, Shyaire Smith, Samantha Snell, Garrett Steverson, John Watford. Grand Ridge„Anthony Kenner, Allie McCord. Greenwood„Caroline Gilley, John Gullett, Tamarique Jones. Hosford„Ann Brown, Bailey Singletary. Kinard„Jessie West. Malone„James Calloway, Courtney Harrell, Joseph Land. Marianna„Emma Andem, Tanner Andress, Rachel Berbert, Gavin Calloway, Jack C raven, Katie Everett, Kaitlyn Foster, Ezekiel Hardy, Maxwell Harrell, Nakeysha Holden, Hunter Hutton, Madison Kincaid, Chelsea Kuhajda, Derek Lipford, Mary Mason, Keionna Mitchell, Shawn Palmer, Mathew Pelham, Ryan Reed, Thomas Rudolph, Valerie Sims, Daniel Tillman, Tanner Turnmire, Jackson Van Huss, Luke Weaver, Cheyenne Welch, Sarah Yoder, Michael Young. Sneads„Garrett McDaniel, Caleb Reed. Westville„Jacob Sumner, Cassidy Trammell. Out of District„Savannah Shelley of Ashford, Ala., Kadrian Russ of Buford, Ga., Shaela Gardner of Cordova, Tenn., Jody Eslinger of Cottonwood, Ala., James Ervin and Erin Hindle of Crawfordville, Payton Kirkland of Dothan, Ala., Candela Figueroa of Entre Rios, Argentina, Melany Sheldon of Garbagnate Milanese, Italy, Alexis Grampp of Harrison, Tenn., Krystal Goodman of Long Beach, Miss., Savannah Chorn and Amy Woodham of Slocomb, Ala., Nicholas Jensen of Southport, Nana Sule of Strt, Asokoro, Nigeria, Adrian Johnson Cruz, Michael McConchie and Alex Speights of Tallahassee, Trevor Holloway of Venice. Students who earned grade point averages ranging from 3.25(B+) to 3.99 (A) and their hometowns are: Alford„Crystal Bennett, Joanie Fox, Laramie Pooser. Altha„Jerry Brown, Ciara Davis, Brandee Eady, Brian Gay, Deborah Graham, Jenny Lif“ ck, Sarah Lif“ ck, Rachel Margrill, Morgan Roberts, Sebastian Skidmore. Bascom„Elijah Conrad, Shanice Galvin. Blounstown„Hannah Bryant, Katherine Detweiler, Tyler Hill, Jessica Metcalf, Colton Purvis, Brittnay Smith, Jack Weiler, Kristi Yoder. Bonifay„Alexis Bradley, Hannah Copeland, Holly Corne, Bailey Foxworth, David Guthrie, Haley Helms, Savannah Messer, Cameron Moore, Mollie Niemi, Spencer Prescott, Kayla Purkey, Kassidy Raley, Kayleb Shaw, Toni Stewart, Sierra Taylor, Matthew Thomley, Jessica Vergara, Sarah Vickery, Allison Williams, Joseph Young. Bristol„Allison Myers and Hannah Sansom. Campbellton„Nakia Donald and Ashley Wesley. Carryville„Michala French and Whitney White. Chipley„Richard Adkison, Kloe Brewer, Hannah Coleman, Kaylee Finch, Mattea Harbour, Lauryl Hinson, Paxton Jensen, Alexandra Kellner, Cierra Mayo, Brooke McGowin, Lindsay Miller, Ainsley Novonglosky, Seth Pemberton, Spencer Potter, Caleb Rogers, Shane Sapp, Colby Williams. Clarksville„William Woodham. Cottondale„Richard Adderson, Brittany Dominguez, Tiffany Franklin, Allie Hinson, Bethany Horton, Madison Kent, Kaula Maciejko, Katelyn McBride, Alexis Parish, Kylee Rhodes, Brittney Shores, Thomas Jordan Strader, Silas Swint, Erin Wright. Cypress„Adin Domen and Mara Elmore. Graceville„Daniel Berry, Clark Dohrenwend, Caitlin Granger, Korbin Haller, Colby Hargrove, Evan Haser, Anthony Horton, Bethany Kerr, Brady Powell, Lauryn Smith, William Sorrells, Foster Wertenberger, Zachary Williams. Grand Ridge„Dustin Alexander, Allison Brown, To Anh Darbyshire, Mackenzie Davis, Ashlyn Harris, Christopher Johnson, Jade Mullinax, Hillary Oliver, Abigail Rogers, Isabelle Wester, Amber Wester-Johnson. Greenwood„Walter Caldwell, Savana Carter, Kendra Clayton, Karissa Mercer, Benjamin Monroy, Noah Roberts, Jackira Saffold, Yakira Taylor. Kinard„Holley Bailey. Malone„Murphy Doelman and Jamison Floyd. Marianna„Garrett Ames, Ronald Angerbrandt, Dakota Baggett, Paul Bamberg, Marcus Bishop, Chloe Bruner, Brandon Burch, Brittany Carr, Natalie Cornwell, Kyle Cumbie, Candace Cunningham, Monica Edmondson, Rebecca Hagerty, Kaytlin Harris, Joshua Hess, Brian Heward, Austin Hunter, Sydney Jansen, Tessa Jurgonski, Garrett Kilpatrick, Matthew Lent, Daniel Lewis, Jarrod Love-McFrederick, Sadie Mayo, Jessica McCardle, Leonard McCroan, Kayla McDonald, Bradly Middleton, Dietrich Myers, Kalvin Peterson, Jay Phelps, Alexis Pueschel, Ryan Redfern, James Reiff, Chase Roberts, Matthew Shouse, Scott Smith, Emily Stone, Ethan Strickland, Matthew Suggs, Cora Ann Thomas, Zachary Trotman, Brandon Tyus, Mykelle Walker, Joshua Wynn. Ponce De Leon„Alex Pate. Sneads„Margaret Aaron, Lana Bar“ eld, Kayla Edwards, Alexis Hall, Sierra McNeil, Jacob Roberts, Jared Robinson. Vernon„Andrew Smith and Clayton Taylor. Wausau„Cora Dee Owens. Westville„Victoria Benton, Kaitlyn Carroll, Christian FrutosCreamer, Jessica Thomas, Mallory Vann. Out of District„Tiffany McAdams, Jacea McWaters, Hannah Shirah of Ashford, Ala., Allison Cort of Chattahoochee, Victor Spooner of Colquitt, Ga., Alexander Webb of Columbia, Tenn., Ansley Carter of Cottonwood, Ala., Barbara Woll of Curitiba PARANA, Brasil, Robin Beck of DeSoto, Tex., Dellon Barber of Donalsonville, Ga., Lauren Golden, Dazia Jett, Mary Keyton of Dothan, Ala., Connor Kehl of Eden Prairie, Minn., Ally Williams of Havana, Mary Stefanelli of Lamont, Adrian Myers of Lancaster, Pa., Tobias Howard of Lithonia, Ga., Lacey Sanders of Magnolia, Tex., William Sierra of Montreal, Ca., Devante Carter of Newport News, Va., Nicholas Marrero of Oldsmar, Gabriella Williams of Oviedo, Landry Tharp of Ozark, Ala., Shital Patel of Panama City, Shiree Grinrod of Panama City Beach, Casey Farrow of Parrish, Francisco Urbaez of Antigua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Morgan McCullough of Seattle, Wash., Zachary Chorn and Mary Sasser of Slocomb, Ala., Weston Bizzle of Somerville, Tenn., Bon Clarke and Chad Tr eadwell of Tallahassee and Carlyn Sloat of Telogia.Chipola announces Fall Deans ListThe Chipola College Brain Bowl Blue team won the Panhandle Regional finish-ing 5-0. Chipola Gold placed second with a 3-2 record.Chipola Blue (A) and Chi-pola Gold (B) both advance to the FCSAA State Tour-nament to be held at Chipola College on March 16-17. Chipola will be vying for its eighth state championship.The top two teams from each of the four regions (Panhandle, East Central, West Central, and South) automatically advance to the state tournament. Two wild-card bids are granted based on overall stats. Florida Gateway and Santa Fe will represent the East Central. Broward A and Broward B will represent the Southern Region. Gulf Coast and Tal-lahassee earned the Wild Card bids.Chipola Blue team mem-bers are: Hunter Davis, Katie Everett, Alex Tharp and Gar-rett McDaniel. Chipola Gold team members are: Hayden Church, Mathew Pelham, Michael Young and Caroline Gilley.Seven Chipola players finished among the top performers in individual scoring: Hunter Davis (1st), Katie Everett (3rd), Hayden Church (5th), Alex Tharp (6th), Matthew Pelham (7th), Garrett McDaniel (8th) and Michael Young (11th).Chipola Brain Bowl coaches are Stan Young, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, and volunteer assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle.Chipola Brain Bowl wins regional, advances to stateThe Chipola College Brain Bowl Blue team won the Panhandle Regional “ nishing 5-0. Chipola Gold placed second with a 3-2 record. Seven Chipola players “ nished among the top performers in individual scoring. Pictured from left are Katie Everett, third overall and Hunter Davis, “ rst overall. [CHIPOLA PHOTO] Scholarships Support Women Preparing for Leadership RolesGAINESVILLE … The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is pro-viding $2,000 in scholarships for women in agriculture to attend the Womens Leadership Conference, April 5-7, 2018 in Tampa. Eight $250 scholarships will be awarded to individuals to attend the con-ference. The priority of awards will be given to first-time attendees of the conference and women who also serve on their county Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committees. Themed The Treasure of Florida Agriculture,Ž the Womens Leadership Conference will be held at The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Hotel in Tampa. The three-day conference registration fee is a nominal $100 per attendee, plus lodging. To apply for a scholarship, visit The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 28. For additional information, contact your local County Farm Bureau or visit farm-bureau-women/. FPTC Can Students Earn GEDs to Earn More MoneyCHIPLEY „ Did you know workers with a high school diploma can earn 50% more than those without a high school diploma? Did you know those with a high school diploma have higher rates of employment than those without a diploma? FPTC offers both online and face-to-face classes to help individuals pass the GED and earn a State of Florida High School Diploma. The user friendly, self-assessment pro-gram offered by the technical college is a comfortable process for those seeking to improve their skills and earning poten-tial. The program is managed by the Adult Education Coordi-nator and instructors, who all have a passion for helping stu-dents succeed,Ž shared Martha Compton, FPTC Director. Life happens, but it is never too late. FPTC is ready to partner with you to help you reach your educational goals.Ž The pro-gram is developed for students or working adults who were not be able to complete their regu-lar high school diploma. The online GED based training pro-gram especially suites working adults, because they can decide the pace of their program; and since the materials and tests are online, they can be attempted from anywhere. All you need is internet access and a computer to complete all the courses. Inquire today at or call Student Services at 850-638-1180 ext. 317. Financial aid is available.COLLEGE BRIEFS


** B4 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: Fourth Friday Mission Supper at Red Hill United Methodist ChurchBONIFAY „ The congregation Red Hill United Methodist Church invites the public to join them for their Fourth Friday Mission Supper onFebruary 23, 2018. Menu includes fried catfish fillets, smoked chicken, cheese grits, baked beans, coleslaw, hushpup-pies, dessert and tea. Serving will begin at5 p.m.Carry-out orders should be picked up beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dine-in or get a carry out plate. All proceeds go to the churchs local missions. For more information, contact Linda Yarbrough at 334-684-3106after6 p.m. Red Hill United Meth-odist Church is located at 3104 FL-2 in Bonifay. Revival at Cords of Love AOGCOTTONDALE „ Cords of Love Assembly of God will hold revival services with Rev. Tim Collins Feb. 25-28. Service times are 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The church is located at 2688 Dock Road in Cottondale. Gold City in Concert at Mt. ZionBONIFAY „ Southern Gospel recording artist Gold City will be in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 24, at Mt. Zion Independent Bap-tist Church, located at3205 Hwy 2 in Bonifay. This is a free concert, and everyone is invited to come join the church for a wonderful eve-ning. For more information, call 768-0843, or 373-8416. Free Food GiveawayALFORD „ Cypress Creek Community Church will host a free food giveaway at8 a.m.Saturday, February 24at the church. Participants must be a Florida resident and present to receive food Only one person per household. The church is located two miles west of Alford at1772 Macedonia Roadjust off the Alford Highway (Highway 276). For more information, call850-718-7311or850-638-0360.FAITH EVENTSEach year, Holmes and Washington Counties partner for Relay for Life, a community based fundrais-ing event of the American Cancer Society. Monies raised during the annual event not only funds cancer research, but also helps offset cost such as transportation to treatment for Holmes and Washington County cancer patients. In the months leading up to the annual event, local teams work to raise money for the cause. If your Relay for Life team would like a fundrais-ing event included in this list, email information to: Love a SurvivorBONIFAY „ All cancer survivors are invited to attend the Washington-Holmes Relay for Life annual Love a Survivor Party at 6 p.m. Monday, February 26 at Bonifay First Assembly of God. Every team that brings a gift to the party to be given out to survivors at Relay will receive spirit points for each gift. Teams will also receive spirit points for each lumi-nary bag donation turned in. There will be food and treats or survivors attendance. The church is located at 1009 South Waukesha Street in Bonifay. For more informa-tion, contact Jody Bush at or 850-260-4349 Team Captain WorkshopCHIPLEY „ Relay for Life of Washington Holmes will host a team captain work-shop from 8 a.m. to noon at Grace Assembly @ Chipley. The workshop is open to all team captains and anyone who wants to learn more about Relay for Life. Participants will be dissecting the team captain packets that include the tools to be successful. A light breakfast and snacks will be available for the attendees. RSVP by contacting Jody Bush at or 850-260-4348 on or before Wednesday, Febru-ary 28. Rib Sale WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY „ The Community South Credit Union Relay for Life team will host a rib sale Thursday, March 15. Ribs are $20 and can be picked up between noon and 4 p.m. Delivery is available or several orders. Money is due at pick up or delivery. For more information, or to order, email 2018 Relay for LifeCHIPLEY „ The 2018 Holmes-Washington Relay for Life event will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight at Pals Park in Chipley on April 27, 2018. The theme of the 2018 event is Games Over, Cancer!Ž For more information email or danielle.cappel@cancer.orgRELAY FOR LIFE EVENTSBONIFAY „ Trail Life USA Troop FL 126 of Bonifay lent a helping hand Saturday, Feb. 17, at local animal rescue, the Lucky Puppy. This was a ser-vice project to help the young trailmen learn more about pet care and gain hands-on expe-rience for their Life SkillsŽ branch. For more info about Trail Life USA Troop FL 126, contact Coy Pennington at 850-547-1966 or visit the troops Facebook page.Trail Life USA serves Lucky Puppy [SPECIAL PHOTO]


** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESGeorge Columbus Cook Jr., age 84 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 14, 1934 to the late George Columbus Cook Sr. and Virgie Mary Douglas in Andalusia, AL. George served his country in the United States Navy and afterwards went into heavy equipment work where he was a diesel mechanic. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Cook and Wilmer Cook. Survivors include, his wife, Loretta (Tiller) Cook of Chipley, FL, two sons, David Cook of Chipley, FL, Edwin Cook of Fulton, MS, four brothers, Kenneth Cook and wife Rea of Wicksburg, AL, Leonard Cook and wife Gwen of Malino, FL, Rodger Cook and Debbie of Hartford, AL, Rolland Cook and wife Sharron of Bartow, FL, three sisters, Betty Joyce Challancin and husband Gene of Ocala, FL, Katrina Hatcher and husband Wayne of Youngstown, FL, Sharron Ann Bush and husband Tony of Panama City, FL, three granddaughters, Shanna Gillispie and husband Larry of Scott Depot, WV, Samantha Westbrook and husband Jason of Niceville, FL, Sydney Byles and husband Quincy of Fulton, MS and 19 nieces and nephews. Family received friends for visitation on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home with Brother Edward Prescott officiating. Interment followed at the Moss Hill Methodist Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.netGEORGE C. COOK JR.Mrs. Jenell (McDougald) Cotton went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Bay Medical Covenant Hospice of Panama City, Florida. She was 78 years old. Jenell was born on November 27, 1939 to the late George and Lula (Graham) Lucas in Chipley, Florida. She was a faithful member of the 5th United Holiness Church in Chipley, Florida and was a retired Nursing Assistant. She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted and loving daughter: Nannette Jackson of Chipley, Florida; a beloved granddaughter & her family: Brianna Jackson (fianc, Jabari Gainer) and Princess Kamilah Gainer (great-granddaughter), all of Pensacola, Florida; three sistersin-law: Argertha Works (Ransom), Dorothy Reaves, and Shirley Cotton; along with a large host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Jenells Life took place at 2 PM CST, Friday, February 16, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Yes Lord Deliverance Ministries of Chipley, Florida with Rev. Billy Wilson, officiating and Supt. David Woods, Pastor. Committal Service followed in the Southside Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. The family received friends on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6-8 PM CST from the sanctuary of the 5th United Holiness Church of Chipley, Florida. The remains were in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday. Friends may express condolences online at www.cooperfhchipley. com.JENELL M. COTTON Ernestine Everett, 89, of Bonifay, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 16, 2018. Interment followed at Bonifay Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing.ERNESTINE EVERETTMrs. Janie Irene Williams Farmer, age 96, of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 9, 2018 at Donalsonville Hospital in Donalsonville, Georgia. She was born August 15, 1921 in Holmes County Florida to the late Luther Monroe Williams and Hutsie Susan Holland Williams. In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Eugene Farmer; one son, Edwin Buddy Farmer; 17 siblings and one grandson. Mrs. Farmer is survived by six children, Evelyn Brooks and husband Jerry of Hartford, AL, Faye Dean and husband Jack of Bonifay, FL, Joan Joiner and husband Ronnie of Bonifay, FL, Betty Colabianchi and husband, Angelo of Pensacola, FL, Jerald Farmer and wife Edna of Bonifay, FL and Charles Farmer and wife Cindy of Bonifay, FL; one sister, Sarah Wiggins of Lynn Haven, FL; 18 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Monday, February 12, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Bonifay, Florida. Interment followed in the East Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 5-7 PM Sunday at Peel Funeral Home.JANIE I. FARMER Mrs. Lizzie Retherford Lewis, age 99, of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 10, 2018 at her home. She was born April 10, 1918 in Bonifay, Florida to the late James Bernie Retherford and Daisy Lisenby Retherford. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Lewis, a daughter, Mary Callie Lewis Hartley and two sons-in-law, Stanley Scarvey and Boyd Swearingen. Mrs. Lewis is survived by two sons, Elijah Albert Lewis and wife Sharon and James Bernie Lewis and wife Brenda both of Bonifay, FL; three daughters, Daisy L. Swearingen, Mattie L. Scarvey, Lizzie Naomi Corne and husband Ed all of Bonifay, FL; six grandchildren, Rhonda, Callie, Keli, Kimberly, Clark, Josh; eleven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Grant, Chase, Macie, Gabby, Anna Caroline, Trip, Kyle, Dustin, Ryan, Holly. Three great-great grandchildren, Carsyn, Camryn, Kaiden. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Sister Jo Pitts, Rev. Tommy Moore and Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Interment followed in the New Smyrna Assembly of God Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Family received friends one hour prior to the service at Peel Funeral Home.LIZZIE R. LEWIS Arvin Carlton Moore, age 80, of Lynn Haven, passed away late Thursday evening, February 8, 2018 surrounded by his family at Bay Medical Center. He was born on Sunday, May 30th, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Louis Almon Moore and Jewel Olivia Moore (ne Parker) and was the eldest of three children. In 1956, he married the love of his life, Alice Carolyn Moore (ne Huey), with whom he raised three beautiful Children. Simply DadŽ to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Arvin devoted his life to his family. He will always be known for his great wisdom, determination, and kindness. Arvin was blessed with a sharp wit and a jolly laugh, and he shared a lifelong passion for traveling with his wife. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 2015, and his son, Anthony TonyŽ Moore, in 2001. Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Alan Moore and wife, Maxine, of Lynn Haven, and Suzanne Moore and husband, Robert Desautels, of Lynn Haven; previous wife of his late son Tony Moore, Mitzie Helmuth Moore of Lynn Haven; five grandchildren, Christopher Moore, Kristen Haskins, Aric Moore, Seth Haskins, and Clayton Moore; one great-grandchild, Alexis Gossens; one brother, Larry Moore and wife, Susan, of Orlando, FL; and one sister, Patricia Reeves of Birmingham, AL. Arvins family received friends for visitation on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home from 3:00-5:00 P.M. Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 12, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home with the Rev T. A. Greene officiating. Interment followed at Wausau Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Contributions to Covenant Hospice in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.ARVIN C. MOOREMrs. Tennie  GrannyŽ Nelms, 76 of Bonifay, Florida died on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother. She was met by Jesus, her former husband Pete Goodwin and her parents Enoch Murray and Emma Byrd Murray. She was survived by her husband of 11 years William DuckŽ Nelms, children David Goodwin and wife Charlotte, Barry Goodwin and wife Debbie and Loretta Howard and husband Jerry. Grandchildren Rodney Yaden, Darlene Harris, Mickey Goodwin, Michael Goodwin, Stephen Goodwin, Rebecca Bolin, Kevin Napper, Stacey Mclendon, Kaylee Vurdick, numerous great grandchildren and great great children. She was loved by all that met her. Memorialization was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.TENNIE NELMSSteven Francis Poretta, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in Panama City, Florida. Steve was born on October 24, 1944 in Berlin, NH. Steve served his country in the United States Army, proudly serving in Vietnam. He was a respected counselor for the Panhandle Alcoholism Council for many years and was a former Fire Chief of the Westville Volunteer Fire Department. Steve was soft spoken and had a gentle nature about him. He enjoyed working out in the yard, planting beautiful things and watching the beauty of creation. He cherished greatly the life that he had been blessed with and touched many lives with his wisdom and love. He is survived by his sister, Sheri Cherry, his Westville Family; Clint Rouse, Vicki Sikes, Katrina Rouse, Joy Rouse, Cameron Rouse, Benny Rouse with husband Pete Geleskie and his dear friends. There will be no formal public service, per Steves wishes, but a private family ceremony. The Heritage Funeral home will be handling arrangements (850-785-1316)STEVEN F. PORETTA Mrs. Fannie M. Wilson, of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the Big Bend Hospice Center of Tallahassee, Florida. She was 70 years old. Fannie was born on August 31, 1947 to the late Henry and Lena (McCloud) Boston in Chipley, Florida. She was a faithful member of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church of Chipley, Florida where she served on many auxiliaries beside her husband, the late Rev. Price Wilson, until her health started to fail her. Fannie was also a part of many different auxiliaries in the 2nd West Baptist Association as well as the State and National Baptist Association. She leaves to cherish her memories three loving sons: Shuan Reed of Chipley, Florida, Gwuan Reed (Dr. Selina) of Tallahassee, Florida, and Chris Edwards (Yamina) of Athens, Greece; seven grandchildren: DeQuan, Sarah, and Matthias Reed, Kylan Swain, Chandeler Edwards, Noah Edwards, and Hannah Edwards; six step-children: Alice Loretta Harmon (Dr. Ira) of Jacksonville, Florida, Price Hugh Wilson (Ramona) of Pensacola, FL, Kathy Gail Wilson of Tallahassee, Florida, Marian Lanan Lewis (Thomas) of Canton, GA, Carol Lynn Williams (Ronnie) of Tampa Florida; and Kelvin Patrick Wilson (Candice) of Tallahassee, Florida; three sisters: Pearl McDonald (Charles), Jeanette McDonald (Roy), and Mary Campbell (Chester); two brothers: Willie Fred Boston (Ollie) and Jake Boston (Rhonda), all of Chipley, Florida; god-son: Brandon Biddle; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Fannies Life took place at 11 AM CST, Saturday, February 17, 2018 from the sanctuary of the Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Tony Davis, Rev. L.V. Farmer, Rev. Cleve Wedderburn, Rev. Malcolm O. Nelson, Rev. Larry Brown, and Rev. Woodrow Wilson, officiating. Committal Service followed in the Northside Cemetery of Chipley, Florida with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. The remains were in repose at the church 1hr prior to services on Saturday. Friends may express condolences online at M. WILSON


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** Washington County News | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 B7 B7 2-3553 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2017CA000098 DIVISION: VANDERBILTMORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., ATENNESSEE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. ALISHAA. WALTERS A/K/AALISHAANN WALTERS A/K/A ALISHAANN WALTERS HENNION; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Plaintiff’s Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on Feb 1, 2018 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on March 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL32428. COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEASTQUARTER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP1 NORTH, RANGE 15 WESTOF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S00 08’35” E, 660.0 FEET; THENCE N89 50’25” E, 1350.18 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N89 50’ 25” E, 330.0 FEET; THENCE S00 28’07” E, 330.0 FEETTO THE CENTERLINE OF A60.0 FOOTROAD; THENCE S89 50’25” W ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 330.0 FEET; THENCE N00 28’07” W, 330.0 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING. RESERVING THE SOUTH 30.0 FEETOF THE ABOVE DESCRIPTION FOR ROAD RIGHTOF WAY. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT14. Property Address: 2993 CAROLINE DRIVE, CHIPLEY, FL 32462 ANYPERSON CLAIMING AN INTERESTIN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTYOWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUSTFILE ACLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: 02/01/18. LORAC. BELL, CLERK WASHINGTON COUNTYCIRCUIT COURT By: Tamara Donjuan Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT Persons with a disability needing special accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding at any courthouse or court program, should within two (2) days of receipt of notice, contact Court Administration to request such an accommodation. Please contact the following: Court Administration, P.O. Box 826, Marianna, Florida 32447; Phone: 850-718-0026; Hearing & Voice Impaired: 1-800-955-8771; Email: ADARequest@jud14.flcour Feb 14, 21, 2018 2-3566 IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO. 17-CA-104 JANETKINNEY, Plaintiff, V. JUDYPETTIS CARTER, ALLEN B. PETTIS, MARGARET PETTIS LOCKE, QUINCYL. PETTIS, FLOREAPETTIS SEIFFERT, RAYMOND PETTIS, and ALLOF THE REMAINING HEIRS-AT-LAW AND BENEFICIARIES OF ANNIE PETTIS, DECEASED, known and unknown, and PEGGYPETTIS and all of the remaining heirs-at-law and beneficiaries of Roland R. Pettis, deceased, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: All of the heirs-at-law and beneficiaries of Roland R. Pettis, deceased, and Peggy Pettis, deceased, and Unknown Defendants who claim by, through, under, or against Roland R. Pettis and Peggy Pettis, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the action or property herein described YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property in Washington County, Florida: Commence at the Northeast comer of Northwest Quarter of Northeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 2 North, Range 14 West of Washington County, Florida; thence South 210.0 feet; thence West 210.0 feet; thence North 210.0 feet; thence East 210.0 feet to the Point of Beginning has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Michelle Blankenship Jordan, Attorney for Plaintiff, Fla. Bar No. 070836, 1512 Highway 90, Chipley FL32428, on or before 30 days from the first date of publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this February 7, 2018. Clerk of the Court Washington County, Florida By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk [Please publish once a week for FOUR consecutive weeks] [Please furnish proof of publication to Michelle Blankenship Jordan, Esq.] 2-3562 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 17000065CAAXMX Harrison Finance Company, Plaintiff, vs. Jason Watford and Kristin Watford, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 4, 2018, in Case Number 17000065CAAXMX, of the Circuit Court in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida, in which Harrison Finance Company is the Plaintiff, and Jason Watford and Kristin Watford are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, at 11:00 A.M. CST on March 21, 2018, the following-described property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 691 AT PAGE 374 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS. ALL OF PARCEL NO. 2, LESS THE NORTH 87.50 FEET AS RECORDED AND DESCRIBED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, PLAT 247 PAGE 802-803. SAID PARCEL IS MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING @ THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE N 88 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, 2476.20 FEET; SOUTH 01 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, 308.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, 150.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, 287.50 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, 150.00 FEET, THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, 287.50 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID PARCEL CONTAINING ONE ACRE MORE OR LESS. ALSO A ROADWAY EASEMENT IS INCLUDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCING @ THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 30 TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 12 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA; THENCE N 88 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 43 SECONDS EAST, 2476.20 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A ROAD RIGHT OF WAY LYING 50.0 FEET TO THE RIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED COURSE; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, 1251.33 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 280 AND THE TERMINATION OF REQUIRED RIGHT OF WAY. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME SITUATED THEREON, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED THEREIN. 1994 WEST MOBILE HOME VIN#GAFLP07A29193W2 Notice is also given pursuant to § 45.031(2)(f), Florida Statutes, that any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: February 6, 2018. WASHINGTON COUNTY CLERK OF COURT Clerk of the Court By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Sale was furnished by U.S. Mail on February 6, 2018, to: Jason Watford and Kristin Watford, 9413 Lazy Creek Drive, Windsor, CA 95492, Defendants Heckman Law Group, P.L. Chad D Heckman, Florida Bar No.: 0526029 Jennifer M Heckman, Florida Bar No.: 0554677 Post Office Box 12492 Tallahassee, Florida 32317 Phone: (850)583-4161 E-Service: HLG File No.: 17-84 KM Feb 14, 21, 2018 2-3540 Legal Advertisment FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner vs. LOLA L. WILSON, Case #40950 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LOLA L. WILSON, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Dean Register, Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before March 23, 2018. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: January 23, 2018 Dean Register, Professionalism Director FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT By: -s-Ashley Black, Division Representative Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2018 2-3571 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: 18-001 CELL TOWER LEASE This Request for Proposal (RFP) is made pursuant to Florida Law, pertaining to lease of property. The Town of Wausau, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, is seeking formal proposals from interested vendors who are federally and or/state licensed to provide services on such towers to enter a non-exclusive lease of space at the Towns water tower located at 3121 Possum Palace Drive, Chipley, FL, 32428 and being located upon Washington Town parcel ID: 00000000-00-3573-0001. The Town reserves the right to enter into other long-term lease agreements for available space on the tower and reserves the right to use the tower for Town purposes, outside of the space specifically leased to the awarded proposer. The lease will be for the purpose of installing wireless antennas and related apparatus at the site for the purpose of providing internet, and related services, to the citizens of Wausau. I. CONTRACT DURATION: Wausau and the Contractor shall enter into an initial three (3) year contract to lease the space. The lease may be extended by the Town with options for up to five (5) additional three (3) year terms for a possible lease of eighteen (18) years. II. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: By submission of a proposal, the offeror agrees if its proposal is accepted, to enter into a lease with the Town that incorporates all the terms and conditions of this RFP and other terms as are mutually agreeable. The Lessee will be responsible to obtain any and all required permitting pursuant to federal, state, and local regulations and codes, including zoning, and all costs of construction, maintenance, and insurance of their facilities and employees or contractors during construction and throughout the duration of the lease. The Lessee is responsible for compliance with all Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Regulations related to the installation. Lessee shall submit all data required for DEP application and approval directly to DEP with the Town Council being copied on all forms. III. SITE INSPECTIONS: 1. The Town makes no representations of any kind with respect to the site, adequacy to support the equipment, or the appropriateness of the site for use as a site for wireless or applicable communication equipment. 2. Any bidder can conduct testing at the site with the submission of documentation of insurance in an amount satisfactory to the Town. In addition, the Town will require the bidder to provide a Hold Harmless AgreementŽ and coordinate access to the site through the Town. All insurance certificates and Hold Harmless Agreement must be in place prior to arranging for site access. 3. Each proposer will be responsible for determining the adequacy of the structure to support the proposers equipment, ground apparatus and the suitability of the site the users needs. 4. The Town may require the Proposer at his/her own expense(s) to retain the services of the Washington County Engineer who will work with the Proposer to co-ordinate for a structural evaluation and wind load analysis of the existing tower and loads to hold additional antenna installations. The initial submission cover letter must include acceptance of this requirement and willingness to complete payment. IV. STIPULATIONS: 1. The Town will not allow welding of any kind on to the tower surfaces. Surfaces disturbed by any connecting system shall be prepared and recoated to meet with the Towns approval. All equipment and recoating on the tower will have to match the existing color of the tower. The aesthetic look of the tower with the equipment installed on them is important to the Town. 2. The location of all proposed equipment shall not interfere with access to or maintenance of the structure. All equipment shall be mounted in a separate, freestanding building adjacent to the tower. Pedestal interior floor space shall not be utilized. 3. Submission of a proposal shall be conclusive evidence that the proposer has examined the site and the RFP documents and is familiar with all the conditions of the proposed lease(s). Upon finding any omissions or discrepancy in the RFP documents, the proposer shall notify the Town in writing, so that any necessary addenda may be issued. By ZipRecruiter.comYou head into the office day after day, sit down at your desk, and power your way through your to-do list. And, while you generally enjoy what you do, youre starting to feel a little uninspired. Youre itching to feel like youre making an impact, leaving your mark, and generally accomplishing something other than surviving another eight hours of work. Heres how to make any job feel like it means more than just a paycheck. 1. Set goals Its all too easy to get wrapped up in the monotony of your dayto-day. You lose sight of the things youre accomplishing and just generally miss the forest for the trees. This is one of the many reasons that setting goals for yourself can be helpful. Instead of making you feel like youre just clocking another few hours, setting milestones and objectives for yourself will confirm that youre working toward something bigger, something important to you. So, whether your goal looks like achieving that promotion youve been chasing within the next year or finally learning to code, outline some important things you want to accomplish. 2. Get involved in new things Get involved in different things and try your hand at some new challenges. Have a conversation with your supervisor to see if you could help out in another department occasionally. Or, step up and offer to spearhead a new project. 3. Understand where you t in Oftentimes, we lose sight of how the tasks that we complete individually contribute to the overall success of our company. This is when you need to take a big step back and take a look at where you fit in. Recognizing that your office would fall apart if you werent there to handle all of those administrative tasks or that thered be almost no revenue if you werent part of promoting and marketing your employers products or services will give you a view of how truly important your contributions are. Taking a few minutes to remind yourself of the bigger picture is always a great way to solidify your understanding of how your company operates. 4. Keep your eye on the big picture Speaking of the bigger picture, when youre starting to feel as if your work lacks meaning, remind yourself of this: Every job is meaningful, because every job offers something. Whether its the ability to gain experience, refine new skills or meet new people, every job is contributing something important and valuable to your professional story and journey. Thats not something to be written off or discounted. 5. 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B B 8 8 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Washington County News 4. Failure of the proposer to completely investigate the site and/or to be thoroughly familiar with the RFP documents (including plans, specifications, and all addenda) shall in no way relieve him or her from any obligation with respect to the proposal. 5. The proposal must minimize the aesthetic impact of current equipment installed on the tower and ground. The proposal must indicate a proposed installation, which would be least intrusive in terms of visual impact by means of camouflage, landscaping or other methods. V. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered “responsive” all Proposals shall include, at a minimum, the following: 1. Cover letter, scaled drawings, plans, and other documents to clearly outline the scope of the installation and the equipment necessary for the Lessee’s use of the premises. At minimum the specifications for the antennae and appurtenances including a detailed description as to all equipment and the method of installation. 2. Acknowledgement in the cover letter acceptance that detailed drawings prepared by a Florida Licensed Engineer and explanations of the connecting systems for equipment to be installed on the tower and ground apparatus will need to be approved by the Town, and the Washington County engineer, before awarding the lease. 3. Photos showing examples of existing equipment locations on other existing tower installations that would be similar to the proposal, if any. 4. Include a list of the locations of all similar situated facilities the proposer has installed on municipal, Town or state owned property over the past three (3) years, and the name, address and telephone number of the owner of the site(s). If the proposer has not yet installed facilities for similar entities, it may provide information about sites of comparable facilities, which it has installed in other states including contact name and telephone number. 5. Furnish evidence of Federal and any State Licenses necessary to operate. Any installed systems shall not interfere with local radio, TV, public safety, public works, national defense or similar operations. 6. A complete cover letter outlining the proposal, price, and other details including a letter of transmittal signed by the individual authorized to negotiate for and contractually bind the proposer, stating that the offer is effective initially for a minimum of forty-five (45) calendar days from the submission of proposals, or until it is formally withdrawn, or a lease is executed, or this RFP is cancelled, whichever occurs first. Each proposal must be submitted with a price sheet indicating the initial three (3) year annual lease payments, percentage increase/decrease for potential renewals. In addition, the proposal cover letter should also include acceptance to contract and pay for a third party for the required structural analysis of the tower to support another antenna. The cost and expenses for the review and analysis despite the end results of the report and recommendations will not be reimbursable to the Proposer. The report from reviewer, which will be reviewed by the Town engineer at the proposer’s expense, on the proposed plan will be forwarded to the Town with a recommendation as to the tower’s capacity and load structure to accept or reject the proposed installation(s). 7. A Bid Bond (issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the Comm. of Mass.) or a Certified Check made payable to the “Town of Wausau” in the amount of $1,000 must accompany this bid. The Bid Bond/Check shall become the property of the Town if the proposal is accepted and is not carried out within 60 days of execution of Agreement. The Town’s Agreement will require a $100,000 Performance Bond within ten (10) days of contract execution. 8. A sealed envelope containing one (1) original un-bound and three (3) copies of the proposals are to be submitted by deadline of submission. 9. The Town will accept proposals until 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2018 addressed to Town of Wausau, P.O. Box 39, Wausau, FL, 32463. All Proposals shall be sealed and labeled as “Property Lease -Wausau Tower.” The cost of proposals shall be entirely born by the proposer. VI. RATING EVALUATION: Each proposal must satisfy all of the Proposal Submission Requirements in order to be considered as “responsive”. A “responsive rating” shall be given to all proposals received prior to the deadline for submittal, having submitted all the appropriated signed documents, and the required information the Town has requested. Failure of the Bidder to submit completed and signed required forms, acknowledge receipt of any addenda, or provide the required documentation may be deemed non-responsive and result in rejection of the proposal. VII. EVALUATION AND SELECTION CRITERIA: The evaluation of bid proposals will address the responsiveness of the bid proposal, the responsibility of the bidder, the design of the facility for visual aesthetics, structural capability of the tower and proposed equipment, ground placement of equipment, access by other parties, the benefit to the local community regarding the receipt of new, better or more efficient services, and the total price. VIII. MINIMUM LEASE REQUIREMENTS: All prospective Proposers shall be required to accept the following minimum lease requirements. 1. The rent for the tower will be the annual rent plus any yearly increase for inflation as stipulated in the Lease Agreement, plus any amount due because of third party leases or rentals, as stipulated in the Lease Agreement. A minimum bid of $1,800.00 rent per year for each year of the initial three (3) year term. The extended renewal terms each at the Option of the Town should be indicated on the Lease Proposal Form using one of the following: a rent escalation percentage; or structured payment term. 2. All Proposals shall specify the rent for the first three (3) year term (initial base rent) of the lease. Rent Payments shall be payable annually in advance based on the Agreement. 3. The initial term of the Lease shall be three (3) years commencing on the date of execution of a Lease, with five (5) three-year lease term renewal extension options. The Town shall retain the sole discretion in the exercise of each option to extend the Lease. The Town shall offer a sixty (60) days advance notification as to any renewal options. 4. The successful bidder shall not assign this contract or any interest therein, without prior written consent of the Town. 5. The Lessee shall not be permitted to begin construction or installation of equipment before executing a Lease Agreement and obtaining all necessary permits and approvals as further provided in this RFP. The prospective Lessee will have to satisfy and get approval of proposed site and installations from the FCC, the Town, the Washington County Building and Zoning Department, the Washington County 911 Department Head as well as, the Washington County Department of Public Works, and the Department of Environmental Protection. 6. The Lessee shall agree that the site leased shall be used only for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating wireless antennae and/or antenna arrays, and equipment facility, if needed, and all necessary appurtenances, structures, including separate power meter, radio/electronic equipment, connecting cable, coaxial cables, wires and associated appurtenances. In no instance can the Lessee use the land for any purpose not directly related to this function. Any such facility must be secured in a manner as to address any reasonable safety, noise, and aesthetic raised by the Town. 7. The Lessee shall have installed, communication equipment of the types and frequencies that will not cause “measurable interference” to present or future governmental communications equipment of the Town or to any existing user on the tower. If the Lessee’s equipment causes such interference, the Lessee shall eliminate such interference immediately upon notification and not resume until the problem is resolved. 8. The Lessee must include with the proposal a scaled drawing and description of the area that they will need for their equipment, wires, conduit, and utility services. Details of cable and conduit locations, mounting and attachments methods (bolted, welded) and structure penetrations (if applicable) must be included. 9. The Lessee shall maintain insurance satisfactory to the Town covering the facility as required in the Lease Agreement and shall hold harmless and indemnify the Town for any damages from construction or use of the facility. In addition, the Tenant shall provide a bond or surety satisfactory to the Town in the amount of One-Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) to secure Tenant’s performance of its obligations. 10. The Town or agents of the Town may, at reasonable times, upon reasonable prior notice to the Lessee, enter to view the Leased Premises. In the event of an emergency or perceived emergency, the Town may enter to make repairs or to inspect without prior notice to the lessee. 11. The proposer agrees and shall ensure that the installation of its equipment and its use will not interfere with the use of the Town’s property for any purpose for which the site is being used at the commencement of the Lease. 12. The proposer shall also agree that its use of the site will not interfere with use of the site for wireless communication equipment by the Town or by other lessees and will make such changes or modifications to its equipment as may be required by the Town to eliminate or minimize such interference; provided, however, that any lessee of the site shall be entitled to be reimbursed by a subsequent lessee for any costs incurred in relocating or modifying the equipment to eliminate interference with equipment installed by such subsequent lessee. 13. Co-location of telecommunication providers shall be required. The facility shall be designed to accommodate other providers, if possible. The winning bidder shall make every effort to accommodate the antenna space needs of other perspective lessees to the Town. 14. A Certificate of Insurance must be provided to the Town indicating general liability, automobile liability and worker’s compensation coverage (per State). The Certificate of Insurance must name the Town as an additional insured under the liability and automobile insurance for the entire term of the Lease. The Town will require limits of two-million dollars ($2,000,000.00) under the general liability and automobile insurance coverages. (See sample agreement on insurance specifics). 15. The Lessee shall assume full responsibility for all utility costs for the antennae and associated apparatus and pay all costs associated with installation, maintenance, and insurance of equipment and employees or contractors during construction and throughout the duration of the lease. 16. Following initial antenna installation, Lessee shall not access the tower without first providing notice of the date and time of the visit to the Town Administrator. The Town’s activities and uses at the site shall have priority over the Lessee’s access rights. 17. No signs or advertisements shall be allowed. 18. The Contractor shall be responsible for removal and replacement of equipment as needed by the Owner during any future maintenance of the structure. 19. The Town will require pre and post construction inspections with documentation prior to final approval. An inspector selected by the Town will conduct these inspections. IX. RULE FOR AWARD OF LEASE: The award of this lease if any, will be made on the basis of a “responsive proposal” who’s submitted Plan receives a favorable recommendation and approval by the Washington County Engineer or other engineer of the Town’s choosing and the Town Council together with the highest overall annualized (rental) value over the possible 18 year period of the lease. In ascertaining the highest overall annualized rental value, the Town will consider the annual rent, including escalation clauses and/or extended term rentals. Payments are due annually in advance. The Town retains sole discretion in the exercise of each option to renew. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals as determined to be in the best interests of the Town and to waive any informalities. X. TAXES: The Lessee shall be responsible for paying any and all other property taxes separately levied or assessed against the improvements constructed by the lessee on the Leased Premises. XI. TERMINATION: At the end of the Lease Period, the lessees shall remove all personal property and equipment installed at the site, including any utility connections, and shall restore the site to its pre-existing condition. Such removal shall be completed upon the expiration of the Lease period in accordance with Town Agreement. If the Town does not require removal of all personal property including utility connections installed by the lessee, it may require the lessee to transfer title of such property and connections to the Town by appropriate written documentation. XII. RETURN OF PROPOSALS: All proposals received at the deadline for submission for consideration by the Town will remain public record of the Town and will not be returned. XIII. PROPOSAL MODIFICATION: Proposals may be corrected, modified or withdrawn if a written request is received in advance signed by the appropriate representative of the Firm. XIV. INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS: Upon notice of award and acceptance of a contract, the Contractor shall submit to the Town a copy of the Company’s Professional Liability Insurance and a Certificate of Insurance indicating General Liability, Automobile Liability naming the Town as an additional insured and Workers Compensation (per Statute). XV. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION/ADDENDA/AGREEMENT FORMAT: The Town will respond to any questions if received seven (7) days in advance of the deadline for the proposal submittal by means of an addenda. All questions should be emailed to If there is a need to clarify a section in the proposal, the Town will forward an Addenda to all bidders of record. It shall be the responsibility of all Firms to ensure the receipt of any addenda issued. No addenda shall be issued less than two (2) days before the Proposal submittal deadline. All Firms are requested to acknowledge receipt of any addenda that the Town may issue in the cover letter of the Firm’s proposal. Feb 21, 2018 2-3556 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 67-2017-CA-000122 NOTESS, LLC AND BLUE OAK EQUITIES, LLC Plaintiff, Vs. JANICE B. CASEY ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS/DEVISEES /ET AL. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTATE OF JANICE B. CASEY, ANY UNKNOWN HERIS/DEVISEES NO PERSONAL SERVICE CAN BE HAD AT: 5223 IRA ROAD, EBRO, FL 32437 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Washington County, Florida: A LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 16 WEST, (SAID CORNER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF AN UNPAVED 15’ ROAD) AND THENCE S 89 DEGREES 02’ E, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 6 (SOUTH SIDE OF SAID UNPAVED ROAD) 135 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 54’ 30” W, 450 FEET THENCE N 89 DEGREES 02’ W, 105 FEET; THENCE S00 DEGREES 54’ 30’’ W, 210 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 02’ W, 30 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 54’ 30” E, 660 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL BEING IN THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 16 WEST. PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NO. 08-20-28-4115-00140 Commonly known as 5223 IRA ROAD, EBRO, FL 32437 has been filed against you and you are required to serve copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Elizabeth M. Cruikshank, Esq. of Cruikshank Ersin, LLC, plaintiff’s attorney, whose address is 6065 Roswell Road, Ste 680, Atlanta, GA 30328, (770) 884-8184, on or before March 14, 2018, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: 2018 CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Timothy Register By: Deputy Clerk AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY ACT. If you a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation, Please contact: in Washington County, ADA Coordinator, Human Resources, Washington County Courthouse, PO Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 Florida, (407) 836-2303, fax: 407-836-2204, (850) 747-5338, fax 850-747-5717 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately if you receive less than a 7 day notice to appear. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 to reach the Telecommunications Relay Service. February 14 and 21, 2018 2-3558 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 16-15 CA PEOPLES SOUTH BANK, A Georgia State Chartered Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES A. CLARK and SUSAN F. CLARK, Husband and Wife; CARL OWENS, ENOLA MANUFACTURING, INC., an Administratively dissolved Florida corporation; ENOLA CONTRACTING SERVICES, INC.; HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking Corporation d/b/a WHITNEY BANK; CESSNA FINANCE CORPORATION, a Kansas for profit corporation LIONSGATE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for profit corporation; JACKSON J. GILBERT, an individual; RON G. SUTTON, an Individual; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; And CLARK INSURANCE SERVICES, INC., ad Administratively dissolved Florida corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day of February, 2018, in Case Number 16-15 CA, of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein PEOPLESSOUTH BANK is Plaintiff, and JAMES A. CLARK, SUSAN F. CLARK, CARL OWENS, ENOLA MANUFACTURING, INC.; HANCOCK BANK, a Mississippi banking corporation d/b/a WHITNEY BANK, CESSNA FINANCE CORPORATION, LIONSGATE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., JACKSON J. GILBERT, RON G. SUTTON, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; UNKNOWN TENANT# 2, UNKNOWN TENANT # 2, AND CLARK INSURANCE SERVICES, INC., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder at the front door of the Washington County Courthouse, Chipley, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on the 7th day of March, 2018, the following described real property, as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: PARCEL # l Alachua County -PIN # 14956-313-000: Unit 313 of Lionsgate Condominium, a Condominium according to the Declaration of Condominium, recorded in Official Records Book 3754, Page 232, and all exhibits and amendments thereof, Public Records of Alachua County, Florida. Together with Condominium Parking Space No. 29. PARCEL #2 Bay County -PIN # R 34494-000-000: Begin at a point 40 feet Northeast of the Northwest corner of Lot 9, Block H, Bid-A-Wee subdivision in Section 28, Township 3 South, Range 16 West, Bay County, Florida; thence run East of North along the East side of a continuation of Nautilus Street, 100 feet, thence run East of South parallel with the North line of Lot 9 of said Block H, 60 feet, thence run West of South parallel with said extension of the East side of Nautilus Street, 100 feet, thence run West of North parallel with said North line of Lot 9, Block H, 60 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except: Commence at the Northwesterly corner of Lot 9, Block H, Bid-A-Wee Subdivision, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 23 of the Public Records of Bay County, Florida, thence N3232’04” E along the Easterly right of way line of Nautilus Street (40 foot right of way) for a distance of 40.00 feet to the Northerly right of way of Bay Avenue (40 foot right of way), thence S 5730’41” E for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence N 3232’04” E for a distance of 100.00 feet, thence S5730’41” E for a distance of 50.00 feet, thence S3232’04” W for a distance of 100.00 feet to the Northerly right of way line of said Bay Avenue, thence N 5730’41” W along the Northerly right of way of Bay Avenue for a distance of 50.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 3: Washington County -A portion of PIN #00000000-00-2466-0000: The North Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 29, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida. PARCEL 4: Washington County -A portion of PIN #00000000-00-2466-0000: That part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, lying Westerly of State Road 77, a 100 foot right of way, less and except a parcel of land described in Official Records Book 250, Page 2307. PARCEL 5: Washington County -A portion of PIN # 00000000-00-2464-0001: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Section 29, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, thence S 8833’38” E along the North line of said Section 29, a distance of 250 feet, thence S 0133’29” W, 872 feet, thence N 8833’30” W, 250 feet to the West line of said Section 29, thence N 0133 ‘29” E along said West line, 872 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 6: Washington County PIN # 00000000-00-2464-0000: Commence at the NW corner of Section 29, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, thence S 88 degrees 33’12” E, along the North line of said Section 29, 311.62 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue along the North


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Will work along side RN and a team of doctors. Detailed job description available upon request. Send resume to: laurap@how is accepting applications for:Registered NursesFull-time 7-3, Monday-Friday Full-time 3-11 Shift, Monday-Friday Baylor Applications may be obtained from Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center or online at www 4295 5 th Avenue Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-8091 We offer the Florida State Retirement System and 100% Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance line of said Section 29, S 88 degrees 33’ 12” E, 295.15 feet; thence S 01 degrees 26’48” W, 295.16 feet; thence N 88 degrees 33’12” W, 295.16 feet; thence N 01 degrees 26’48” E, 295.16 feet to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel of land being in and a part of the NW of the NW of Section 29, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, containing 2 acres, more or less. PARCEL 7: Washington County PIN # 00000000-00-2052-0004: A parcel of land bounded by starting at the NE corner of the SE of the SW of Section 7, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, and running S 8622’ W along the North boundary line of the S of the SW of said Section 1555 feet, thence S 415’ E parallel with the East boundary line of the S of the SW1/4 of said Section,1030.80 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence West 748 feet, thence South 291.20 feet, thence East 748 feet, thence North 291.20 feet to the Point of Beginning. PARCEL 8: Washington County -PIN # 00000000-00-2376-0000: The South Half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 20, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, all lying and being in Washington County, Florida. AT THE TIME OF THE SALE, THE SUCCESSFUL HIGH BIDDER OR BIDDERS, AS THE CASE MAY BE, SHALL POST WITH THE CLERK A DEPOSIT EQUAL TO 5 PERCENT OF THE FINAL BID. THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE APPLIED TO THE SALE PRICE AT THE TIME OF PAYMENT. THE SUM REMAINING DUE AND OWING AFTER APPLICATION OF THE DEPOSIT SHALL BE PAID TO THE CLERK IN CERTIFIED FUNDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICY OF THE CLERK OF COURT. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER, OR BIDDERS, AT THE SALE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PLACE THE REQUISITE STATE DOCUMENTARY STAMPS ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record, as of the date of the lis pendens, may claim the surplus. DATED this 7 day of February, 2018. LORA BELL, CLERK Washington County By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk PLEASE PUBLISH ONCE A WEEK FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS: PLEASE RETURN PROOF OF PUBLICATION TO: A. Clay Milton, Esq.. Fuqua & Milton, P. A. Post Office Box 1508 Marianna, Florida 32447 Feb 14, 21, 2018 2-3573 IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 17-051CC SUE BELANGER d/b/a SOUTHERN TRAILS R.V. PARK, Plaintiff, v. JIM RAY, CARLA HELTON, and ANY UNKNOWN CLAIMENT of a 1998 Hurr Recreational Vehicle, VIN # 3FCLF53GXVJA17038, if alive, and if dead, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or other persons claiming by through, under or against the unknown persons Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JIM RAY, CARLA HELTON, and ANY UNKNOWN CLAIMENT of a 1998 Hurr Recreational Vehicle, VIN # 3FCLF53GXVJA17038 AND ALL OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY, WHICH A COMPLAINT WAS FILED ON NOVEMBER 28, 2017 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action pursuant to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure has been filed by the Plaintiff, SUE BELANGER d/b/a SOUTHER TRAILS R.V. PARK, for the above described property, in the County Court for Washington County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on the Plaintiff’s attorney, Kerry Adkison, Esq., Post Office Box 669, Chipley, Florida 32428, on or before March 5, 2018, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 14 day of February, 2018. Lora C. Bell Clerk of the Court 1331 South Blvd. Chipley, Florida 32428 By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk Feb 21, 28, 2018 2-3568 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 17-000099 CA Harrison Finance Company, Plaintiff, vs. John Abe Carter, Brenda Carter, John Doe #1, a tenant in possession n/k/a Michayla Carter and John Doe #2, a tenant in possession n/k/a John Maxwell Carter, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to an Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 15, 2018, in Case Number 17-000099 CA, of the Circuit Court in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida, in which Harrison Finance Company is the Plaintiff, and John Abe Carter, Brenda Carter, John Doe #1, a tenant in possession n/k/a Michayla Carter, John Doe #2, a tenant in possession n/k/a John Maxwell Carter, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428, at 11:00 A.M. CST on April 4, 2018, the following-described property set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 266 AT PAGE 741 AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NW CORNER OF NE 1/4 OF NE 1/4, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 14 WEST FOR POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE EAST 518 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 420 FEET, THENCE WEST 518 FEET, THENCE NORTH 420 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Notice is also given pursuant to § 45.031(2)(f), Florida Statutes, that any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED: February 19, 2018. WASHINGTON COUNTY CLERK OF COURT Clerk of the Court By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk Feb 21, 28, 2018 2-3575 REQUEST FOR QUOTES RFQ 18-01 TOWN OF CARYVILLE, FL The Town of Caryville, Florida, will receive sealed quotes for: MATERIALS NEEDED FOR INSTALLATION OF METAL ROOFING ON THE CARYVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER LOCATED AT 866 WAITS AVENUE, CARYVILLE, FL 32427. Sealed quotes will be received by the Town of Caryville, Florida, at 4436 Old Spanish Trail, Caryville, FL 32427, until 2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Quotes received after the designated time and/or date will not be considered. A list of materials and other information is available from the Town Clerk. All inquiries regarding the Town’s requirements should be directed to the Town Clerk at (850) 548-5571 or by email m. Quotes will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Town of Caryville, Florida offices on the above appointed date and time. Late submittals will be returned to the sender unopened. Envelopes must be clearly marked with the RFQ number, time, and date of opening. Mail or deliver to:Town of Caryville, Florida 4436 Old Spanish Trail Caryville, FL 32427 Attn: Suzanne Floyd, Town Clerk Town of Caryville, Florida reserves the right to: waive any technicalities; reject any and all quotes which are incomplete, conditional, or non-responsive; reject any or all quotes in whole or in part with or without cause; and accept the quote which best serves the utility. Feb 21, 2018 3-3565 IN THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 18 CA16 EQUITYTRUSTCOMPANY, also known as ETC, FBO JANETH. KINNEYIRA Plaintiff, V. GEM BAY, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company, also known as JEMBAY, LLC, and KHALILM. ISMAILand HAYATA. Y. ALFAHED, and THE HON. KEN NAKER, AS TAX COLLECTOR OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:GEM BAY, LLC, a dissolved Florida limited liability company, also known as JEMBAY, LLC, and KHALILM. ISMAILand HAYATA. Y. ALFAHED, and THE HON. KEN NAKER, AS TAX COLLECTOR OF WASHINGTON COUNTYand all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the action or property herein described YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property m Washington County, Florida: Lands in 24 2 134.98 OR 656 P599, BEG 656.68 FTN & 330.02 FTE OF SWC OF NE4 OF SE4, RUN E 330.02 FT, N 657 FT, W 330.62 FT, S 656.84 FTTO POB AS DESC IN OR, PARCELNO. 00000000-00-0562-0011; ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Commence at a half-inch rebar (#1499) marking the Southwest comer of NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, thence N 0108’19” W 656.58 feet along the West line of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 24 to a half-inch rebar (#1499), thence N 89 11’13” E 330.02 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 89’11’13” E 330.02 feet, thence N 0101’58” W 657.00 feet to the intersection with the North line of the SE 1/4, thence S 89’09’34” W 330.62 feet along said North line, thence S 01 05’ 09” E 656.84 feet to the Point of Beginning; and containing 4.98 acres, more or less; and subject to a 15 foot road easement along the North property line; TOGETHER WITH ACCESS IN SECTION 24 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: All that part of Section 24, Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida lying within 15 feet right and left of the following described centerline: Commence at the Southeast Comer of Section 24, Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, thence S 8g 16’15” W along South line of said Section 24, 671.40 feet, thence N or 01’ 58” W 298.50 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 01 01’58” W 358.50 feet, thence S 8g 14’34” W 642.61 feet, thence N Or 08’19” W 1970.04 feet to the intersection with the North line of the SE 1/4 of said Section 24, thence N 8g 09’34” E along said North Line 1307.48 feet to a point 15 feet West of the Northeast comer of said SE 1/4, thence Northerly, parallel with East line of said Section 24 to the intersection with Southerly right-of-way line of Alcan Boulevard and the end of centerline; BEING THE SAME LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 656, PAGE 599, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Michelle Blankenship Jordan, Attorney for Plaintiff, Fla. Bar No. 070836, 1512 Highway 90, Chipley FL32428, on or before 30 days from the first date of publication, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this February 8, 2018. Clerk of the Court Washington County, Florida By: Tamera DonJuan As Deputy Clerk February 14, 21 and 28 and March 7, 2018 FLORIDA CAR TAGS before 1956 Wanted. $1000+ for FL porcelain tags 1911-17. Jeff 727-424-1576 email Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 1BR and 2BR apartment for rent downtown Bonifay. $450 and $500. Deposit required. 305-965-1635. For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For Rent 2BR/1BA Block Home North 2nd Street, Chipley $500/MO Serious inquires only, no call after 10pm Please Call 850-768-4812 For Rent 4BR/1.5BA, no pets, HUD approved. CH&A. Chipley. $800/MO, $800/DEP 850-638-7601. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. 850-209-8847 3BR/2BA Mobile Home on Rock Hill Church Rd, 3 miles from town. Quiet neighborhood. Water/Garbage furnished. NO PETS. Call 850-638-8570. For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 Jean’s Cleaning Service Quality cleaning ant reasonable rates. Have good references and dependable. Call Jean 850-849-3535 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.


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M4 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY -As President Donald Trump has made good on his campaign promise to upend the Affordable Care Act, the health care industry is facing yet another volatile episode of uncertainty similar to that caused in the rocky Obamacare roll out. Anticipating the changes, local hospitals say their focus is on improving care with the resources they already have. The difficulty about all of this is that we still dont have a clear understanding of what the changes will mean,Ž said Michael Kozar, Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Florida Community Hospital, 1360 Brickyard Road. Because all of the political issues that are going on, we do see the uncertainty -not knowing exactly how its all going to play out.Ž We look at how do we control what we can control -and we can control expenses,Ž Kozar said. We look for avenues thats going to enhance services or reimbursement for our programs.Ž President Trumps health care reform narrowly repeals all of the ACA, as exchanges will remain open and subsidies will still be available. However, the largest change comes with the repeal of the individual mandate which required all Americans to have insurance or be fined exponentially over years of failure to enroll. It goes in effect next year. We are concerned with what the future holds for small town hospitals like ours,Ž said Donna Boroughs, Business Office Manager at Doctors Memorial Hospital, located at 2600 Hospital Drive in Bonifay. While the Affordable Care Act did increase the quality of the insurance provided, it also increased the costs -which hit many patients with higher deductibles. We are concerned that more needs to be done to make health care affordable for patients, especially now that the individual mandate has been removed.Ž In 2014, when the ACA exchanges opened and released the floodgate of the newly insured, medical professionals ambivalently tried to skirt the disarray, but soon realized though everyone was insured, individuals would select plans with high deductibles and reimbursement would be slow or nonexistent -effecting compensation to hospitals. Bracing for the second health care reform blow just four years later, DMH administration is weary, but hopeful about the outcomes. The insurance marketplace has become a lot more complex of recent times with the proliferation of HMO (health maintenance organization) plans,Ž said JoAnn Baker, Administrator at DMH. We are investing in software to track insurance reimbursement and continuously advocate for our patients, as they wait for insurance companies to pre-approve their tests and procedure.Ž NFCH is seeking out ways to expand what kind of services it offers in order to catch a larger pool of patients, Kozar said. He listed several initiatives NFCH has taken to do this, including a move to convert its physician practices to rural health clinics, opening express Hospitals weather new health reformSee INSURANCE, M16


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M6 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | BONIFAY „ Patients can skip the drive to larger hospitals more often than they realize when a medical emergency or need for routine care arises. Instead, they can rely on the drive of the team at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay to deliver exceptional care in a warm atmosphere. "We are really proud of all the services that we are able to offer in a small town community hospital," said JoAnn Baker, Hospital Administrator at DMH. "Adding more specialists is a priority of ours so that we can keep quality healthcare close to 'Holmes' ". Doctors Memorial Hospital delivers topnotch care in a state of the art facility close to home for residents of Holmes, Jackson, Washington and Walton counties. Since the fully accredited hospital opened its new campus in 2008, Doctors Memorial Hospital has expanded its offering of specialist care. DMH offers a litany of critical services, such as cardiopulmonary care, clinical laboratory services, emergency triage care, physical therapy, radiology, transitional care and common surgical procedures. Notably, Doctors Memorial Hospital recently launched its Pulmonary Rehab Services program, a highly effective and innovative model designed for treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. This physiciandirected program has been proven to reduce respiratory symptoms such as dyspnea and fatigue, psychosocial symptoms such as reversal of anxiety and depression and increased self-efficacy, reduce hospitalizations, and improve health-related quality of life Regardless of the service sought, patients enjoy seeing the familiar faces of many who have been on staff with Doctors Memorial Hospital for decades and are carrying on the legacy of care in the clean and inviting 20-bed facility. Utilizing the hometown hospital is often the best option during emergencies, such as strokes and cardiac episodes, when minutes are precious. Patients are more quickly stabilized and may not even need to be transferred to larger facilities further away. Small town hospitals also usually offer a better ratio of patients to nurses to go around. At Doctors Memorial Hospital, its common for providers to already know vital background information needed to assist patients, since the staff lives and works in the community alongside their patients. "You get better care at your hometown hospital, because people are friendly and they oftentimes know one another," Baker said. Doctors Memorial Hospital is where patients will find care delivered by a skilled team of health care professionals with a touch of Southern hospitality. Baker invites new and returning patients to see just how pleasantly surprised they can be the next time they need medical attention. "We take pride in our customer service and try to give the best quality care," she said. "We want the patient to feel that we appreciate them coming here."DMH dishes out topnotch care „ with a side of Southern hospitalityThe Pulmonary Rehab Services program is just one of many services at Doctors Memorial Hospital that delivers top-notch care with a hometown feel.


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M8 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Mayo Clinic ReportDid you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health „ or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health. What's the connection between oral health and overall health? Like many areas of the body, your mouth is teeming with bacteria „ most of them harmless. Normally the body's natural defenses and good oral health care, such as daily brushing and flossing, can keep these bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, certain medications „ such as decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers, diuretics and antidepressants „ can reduce saliva flow. Saliva washes away food and neutralizes acids produced by bacteria in the mouth, helping to protect you from microbial invasion or overgrowth that might lead to disease. Studies also suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis „ a severe form of gum disease „ might play a role in some diseases. In addition, certain diseases, such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS, can lower the body's resistance to infection, making oral health problems more severe. Oral health: A window to your overall health DONT Extend Exposure to Heat There is nothing better than a long, hot bath or hours of baking in the summer sun, but these practices do not promote healthy veins. Over time, heat, especially from a bath or hot tub, can increase vein swelling and lead to blood pooling. When this becomes a regular practice, it can lead to venous insuf“ ciency and blood clots. DO Hydrate Hydration is the key to a healthy body, but especially helps veins that may be already susceptible to insuf“ ciency. When your body is hydrated with water, your blood becomes thinner and therefore ” ows more easily. Thick blood is usually a sign that there is not enough water in the body and does put veins at a higher risk for clots and insuf“ ciency. The bloating and swelling often caused by dehydration is often a sign of this inef“ cient ” ow of blood and may lead to more serious problems. Drink at least eight 8-oz cups of water on a daily basis to keep your body and heart healthy. DONT Consume Sugary Drinks Sodas, juices and energy or sports drinks may taste great, but they do not support your veins being in tiptop shape! Increased sugar intake leads to an increased production of low-density lipoprotein in the body, which can become oxidized and stuck to the walls of your blood vessels and lead to a buildup of plaque. This plaque causes clotting and can lead to high cholesterol as well as venous and arterial conditions. Keeping vein and artery walls clear is dependent upon proper hydration, along with a diet high in natural sugars contained in fruit, and lots and lots of veggies. DO Walk Just because weight lifting may not be bene“ cial to your vein health does not mean that exercise should be counted out completely. In fact, walking is one of the most effective ways to keep your veins healthy. This exercise is low-impact and encourages the contraction of muscles around the veins in the same way compression stockings do. Walking on a daily basis can dramatically imp rove your overall health and lead to weight loss when coupled with a healthy diet. 10 DOS AND DONTS FOR HEALTHY VEINS


| Wednesday, February 21, 2018 M9Family medicine is more than caring for patients within clinic walls; its caring for patients within the environment of their communities „ and that concept of care is the signature touch patients can find within the Northwest Florida Community Hospital family medicine network. NFCH understands a family medicine physician integrates a broad-spectrum approach to primary care with the consideration of health-impacting social needs and community factors, while also serving as an advocate for the patient. This includes the biological, clinical, and behavioral aspect of health, encompassing all ages, sexes, each organ system, and every disease factor. Individuals who regularly visit a family physician are more likely to receive preventive services, better management of chronic illnesses, and decreased chance of premature death, thus improved overall health. Visiting your family provider helps reduce health care costs and increases health care quality. We are usually a patients first contact for health concerns, helping patients to identify community resources that may be available,Ž said NFCH Chief Executive Officer Michael A. Kozar. The family practitioner cares for their patients in the context of their family and the ways in which the health of each family member affects the others. They care for patients regardless of age or health condition, sustaining an enduring and trusting relationship.Ž And those practitioners are certainly familiar faces, often seen shopping in local stores or cheering on the home team alongsideother hometown fans at the ballgame. Currently, ten practitioners provide family medicine care at six locations within the NFCH network, including Leann Davidson, ARNP-C at the Vernon Clinic; Dr. John D. Byrd, who specializes in Internal Medicine, and Michael Kennedy, ARNP at the Graceville Clinic. Dr. David Taing also offers sports medicine in addition to family medicine in his office at the NFCH Specialty Center located on the hospital campus. Family Healthcare of Chipley, 1410 Brickyard Road, staffs ARNP-Cs Zachary Dickson and Jeffrey Horton and Dr. Rolando Gonzalez, who also specializes in internal medicine. Located on the west side of the hospital campus, Chipley Medical Group provides family healthcare, and offers extended hours to fill the need for non-emergent care in its Express Care service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., MondaySaturday. Providers in that location include ARNP-Cs Wendy Corbin, Katelyn Hicks, and Colleen Wahl. Kozar says the sense of community and trust patients feel with these practitioners is key. By building relationships with their patients over time, family physicians are able to develop a comprehensive understanding of their patients health, and offer insightful, personal guidance and treatment,Ž he said.NFCH physicians: A great start to building a healthy community


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| Wednesday, February 21, 2018 M11The secret to chronic happiness as you ageBy Bruce Horovitz Kaiser Health NewsBy all rights, Fletcher Hall should not be happy. At 76, the retired trade association manager has endured three heart attacks and eight heart bypass operations. Hes had four stents and a balloon inserted in his heart. He has diabetes, glaucoma, osteoarthritis in both knees and diabetic neuropathy in both legs. He cant drive. He cant travel much. He cant see very well. And his heart condition severely limits his ability to exercise. On a good day, he can walk about 10 yards before needing to rest. Yet the Brooklandville, Md., resident insists hes a genuinely happy guy „ in part, because he appreciates what he can do. Theres no question that as age impinges on your life, you do have black dog days,Ž said Hall. I fight aging every AGING HAPPYAre annual eye exams really necessary? Most of us get our car serviced annually to make sure it runs smoothly. We also visit a dentist regularly to get our teeth cleaned. But how many of us get our eyes checked each year? Many people wait until they notice a change in their vision to see a doctor. But eye problems are often silent meaning they have no symptoms, and this can be dangerous to the person who is waiting to see a change. A recent study found that one in four adults hadn't had an eye exam in the past two years, and the same proportion was unaware that an eye exam could prevent them from losing their sight. Even if you've had laser vision surgery or have naturally good vision, you still need an annual eye exam. Maybe you've heard of or received a vision screening. It's not the same as a complete exam. Says Dr. Kurt DeVito, O.D., from Norfolk Virginia: "Screenings are partial, limited eye evaluations that take place outside an eye doctor's office. There's no doubt that they can be helpful at times in detecting some problems with vision, but I encourage patients to have a thorough eye exam in an optometrist's or ophthalmologist's office. The doctor can take an entire eye care history and patients can take advantage of the doctors diagnostic and treatment tools." During your exam, your eye doctor will look for eye muscle imbalance, vision disorders, and eye disease that could potentially cause future problems. Annual eye exams: More necessary then you think See AGING, M20


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M14 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | If you are interested in becoming an essential part of a healthcare team, Florida Panhandle Technical College provides great training opportunities for jobs to fit your dreams that can be completed in one year or less. The healthcare industry is filled with endless possibilities when it comes to choosing a career. You can work with patients or with papers, give a shot or give a shoulder to lean on. From medical coding and billing specialists to nursing, there are many jobs in healthcare that are "in demand" and pay well. Most FPTC health career programs begin in August; however, some have spring semester starting dates, as well.Hemodialysis is the newest program offered by FPTC. Kidney dialysis makes the difference between life and death for those who suffer from renal (kidney) failure. Hemodialysis technicians administer, maintain and operate the equipment for this life-sustaining procedure that cleanses the blood of metabolic waste products in a safe and aseptic environment for the patient. Hemodialysis technicians also prep patients, give local anesthesia, monitor patients progress and create written reports for the doctor. Hemodialysis technicians typically work under the supervision of lead technicians, registered nurses or doctors in dialysis centers, home health agencies, outpatient medical centers and hospitals. Two hundred and forty (240) hours of this 600 hour program are completed in clinical settings at local hospitals and dialysis clinics. Salaries for the Florida Panhandle range from $24,600 $42,086. Hemodialysis Certification of Completion for LPNs and RNs is now available through FPTC. FPTC is now offering a Hemodialysis Certi“ cation of Completion for LPNs and RNs interested in a career as a Hemodialysis Nurse. The program lasts 16 weeks which includes 255 hours of classroom theory and 255 hours of clinical experience all designed to help prepare current nurses for a career in the rewarding “ eld of Hemodialysis Nursing. Patient Care Technician (also includes Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides): Nursing assistants commonly work in nursing care facilities and hospitals, but some are employed by doctors of“ ces, community care facilities and home health care services. Students in the PCT program learn to check patient vital signs, provide individualized healthcare, phlebotomy, electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, lab procedures and assist in medical examinations. After the “ rst 170 hours of the program, students are able to test for their State Board Certi“ ed Nursing Assistant. This six month program includes classroom lectures, hands-on training using medical equipment, practical exercises in labs, and real-world experience in a variety of medical facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of nursing assistants to grow about 21 percent, which is faster than average for all occupations. Salaries for the Florida Panhandle range from $17,980 $28,580. Practical Nursing: Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse is one of the quickest ways to become a nurse, as it only requires one FPTC o ers health careers in a yearHemodialysis is the newest program offered by FPTC and just one of many healthcare career opportunities that can be achieved in a year. See FTPC, M20


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M16 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | care facilities and pursuing the acquisition of the CampbelltonGraville Hospital to convert to an in-patient mental health facility. Such expansion of services could help lessen the blow that is likely to result after the individual mandate ends next year. According to the Congressional Budget Office on the recent reform, about 13 million Americans will become uninsured and insurance premiums with go up by 10 percent. Which means fewer patients and fewer dollars to operate medical facilities. "The federal government is looking for ways to reduce spending, and health care benefits are a large part of their budget, so we anticipate that they will continue to cut reimbursement to hospitals," Baker said. Kozar said the resolve will need to come as a two-pronged solution: government regulations need to make insurance affordable and competitive and medical institutions should demonstrate financial responsibility. "We have to get to the point that healthcare insurance and coverage is reasonable and affordable to citizens," Kozar concluded. "Because it doesn't do us good to have stateof-the-art health care when nobody can afford it." INSURANCEFrom Page M4CHIPLEY „ Nothing at Chipley Therapy Group and Wellness Center is more important than helping people achieve a better quality of life whether that means recovery or reaching those health and fitness goals. Chipley Therapy Group associates have been caring for residents in the local area for 20 years and have taken pride in adding familiar faces to their staff over the years. Weve got local therapists who came back and settled down to work in our area,Ž said physical therapist Alan Justice. Chipley Therapy Group is the only local outpatient clinic offering physical, occupational, speech, massage and aquatic therapies to help patients achieve maximum functional gain in the shortest amount of time possible. The group is also proud to offer pediatric services, home health services and vestibular rehabilitation. The facility has a stateof-the-art underwater treadmill for aquatic therapy, a hospitalbased outpatient rehabilitation facility and an onsite wellness center with keyless entry. Chipley Therapy Group offers a wellness program to help clients reach health goals, such as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, increasing strength and endurance and reducing body fat. Cardio equipment in the wellness center includes treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical, upper body ergometer and PhysioStep. Clients can get in a full workout with strength training machines and free weights. Chipley Therapy Group accepts most insurance plans and private pay massage therapy. Call 850-6388447 for an appointment or email for more information. People will get oneon-one care when they come in,Ž said Justice. Were all about quality and not numbers.ŽChipley Therapy Group puts focus on quality of life


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M18 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Jackson Hospital takes the health of the communitys families … and babies … very personally. The hospitals commitment to each mother and baby begins months before birth with our emphasis on prenatal care and childbirth education. For first-time parents and those adding to their families, Jackson Hospital provides an intimate, private room setting, featuring four birthing rooms, an antepartal testing room, C-section room located on the Maternal/Child floor, and nine private post-partum rooms. During labor and delivery, staff utilizes computer charting and surveillance that allows nurses to observe and monitor labor from outside the patients room. The hospitals maternal and child nursing staff has been called the best and brightest, holding certification in Neonatal Resuscitation, with labor nurses holding certifications in External Fetal Monitoring. After babys arrival, Jackson Hospital offers a modified rooming-in option. This means parents may have their newborn stay in the room with them, or the baby can be returned to the nursery so mother and father to rest before going home. Jackson Hospital has four physicians on staff who provide Obstetrical care: Dr. Leisa Bailey, Dr. Ricky Leff, and Dr. Orlando Muniz. But while Jackson Hospital delivers more than 600 babies each year, each baby is a very special delivery. The four board-certified Pediatricians on staff at Jackson Hospital are Dr. Doyle Bosse, Dr. Melissa Caraballo, Dr. George Sanchez, and Dr. Tom Sherrel. Jackson Hospital is one of only two statutory rural hospitals in Florida continuing to offer obstetric (OB) services. We are so proud to be the friendly, community hospital offering OB,Ž says Melanie Sellers, RN, Director of Maternal/Child Services. Each new baby brings a bright future for the greater region.Ž Jackson Hospital also offers free Childbirth Education classes taught by its Labor and Delivery nurses … the same ones patients see when they deliver. The class has a rolling start every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room on the ground floor of the Hospital, 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL. Register for classes by calling (850) 718-2660.Jackson Hospital: Committed to families


| Wednesday, February 21, 2018 M19By Barbara Feder OstrovKaiser Health NewsThe nation is having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad flu season. Flu is widespread in 46 states, according to reports to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nationally, as of February 2018, atmore than 115 people had died from the infectious disease. In addition, states across the country are reporting higher-thanaverage flu-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Hospitalization rates are highest among people older than 50 and children younger than 5. In California, which is among the hardest-hit states, the virus struck surprisingly early this season. The state's warmer temperatures typically mean people are less confined indoors during the winter months. As a result, flu season usually strikes later than in other regions. Health experts aren't sure why this season is different. "We're seeing the worst of it right now," said Dr. Randy Bergen, a pediatrician who is leading Kaiser Permanente-Northern California's anti-flu effort. "We're really in historic territory, and I just don't know when it's going to stop." (Kaiser Health News, which produces California Healthline, is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.) Here are five things you should know about this flu season: 1. It's shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years. The H3N2 influenza A subtype that appears to be most prevalent this year is particularly nasty, with more severe symptoms including fever and body aches. Australia, which U.S. public health officials follow closely in their flu forecasting; in part because their winter is our summer; reported a record-high number of confirmed flu cases in 2017. Another influenza B virus subtype also is circulating, "and that's no fun, either," Bergen said. Flu season in the U.S. typically starts in October and ends in May, peaking between December and February. 2. This season's flu vaccine is likely to be less effective than in previous years. U.S. flu experts say they won't fully know how effective this season's vaccine is until the it's over. But Australia's experience suggests effectiveness was only about 10 percent. In the U.S., it is 40 to 60 percent effective in an average season. Vaccines are less protective if strains are different than predicted and unexpected mutations occur. 3. You should get the flu shot anyway. In fact, the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington Counties urges you to get the vaccine. Even if it is not a good match to the virus now circulating, the vaccine helps to ease the severity and duration of symptoms if you come down with the flu. Children are considered highly vulnerable to the disease. Studies show that for children a shot can significantly reduce the risk of dying. High-dose vaccines are recommended for older people, who also are exceptionally vulnerable to illness, hospitalization and death related to the flu, according to the CDC. "Some protection is better than no protection," Bergen said, "but it's certainly disappointing to have a vaccine that's just not as effective as we'd like it to be. Shots may still be available from your doctor or local health clinic, as well as at some chain drugstores. Check the Vaccine Finder website for a location near you. 5 Things to know about this season's deadly u


M20 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | MEDICAL LISTINGS Audiology Bay Hearing Aid Center Panama City, 850-640-4109 Larry Otwell, MD Chipley, 850-769-2705 Cameron Yordon, HAS, BC-HIS Beltone Chipley, 850-260-0436 Greg Yordon, MS, HAS, BC-HIS Beltone Chipley, 850-260-0436 Becky Blatzheim, HCP Beltone Chipley, 850-260-0436 Behavioral Health & Psychiatric Services Florida Therapy Services Chipley, 850-526-5500 Appointments, 877-234-5351 Cardiology Maher Ayoubi, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Hari Baddigam, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Don Davis, MD Chipley, 850-872-3939 Anthony Evans, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Amir Haghighat, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Ajay Labroo, MD Chipley, 850-872-3939 Francis Le, MD Chipley, 850-872-3939 Thompson Maner, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Michael Morrow, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Hashem Muburak, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Samir Patel, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Michael Stokes, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 Joey Trantham, MD Panama City, 850-769-0329 See LISTINGS, 21 day. But I never, ever give up. You have to work at keeping happy.Ž Hall focuses on the things that bring him joy: writing and listening to music and audiobooks. By juggling those pastimes throughout the day „ every day „ he ultimately feels a sense of contentment. Every one of those things requires that I use my mind „ which is a good thing.Ž Geriatric experts agree that Hall has pretty much figured out the right formula. You have to be willing to accept your new reality „ and move forward,Ž said Dr. Susan Lehmann, director of the geriatric psychiatry day program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Aim to have the best life you can at where you are right now.Ž Living with chronic disease often complicates life. The majority of adults 65 and over have multiple chronic conditions that contribute to frailty and disability, according to a 2013-14 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of chronic conditions among people 65 and over has increased over time, too. The percentage of people reporting hypertension, asthma, cancer and diabetes was higher in 201314 than in 1997-98, reports the CDC. AGINGFrom Page M11year of training compared to registered nurses or advanced practice nurses. Practical nurses must be very compassionate and patient, and be excellent caregivers. LPNs perform a variety of patient care tasks including feeding and bathing, giving injections, collecting samples for lab tests, monitoring patients and medical equipment, and dressing wounds. They also gather information from patients and record it, such as vital signs, and any symptoms described by the patient. The program content includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing. Hands-on training working with patients in clinical settings in local area hospitals and medical facilities make up 50% of the total program. The program prepares students for their State Licensure in Practical Nursing. Salaries for the Florida Panhandle range from $29,880 $46,060. Phlebotomy program is a six week course that enables students to work as phlebotomists. Phlebotomists work in blood banks, hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities drawing blood from patients in preparation for medical testing. Salaries for the Florida Panhandle range from $20,880 $35,060. Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students for well-paid employment in the emergency services “ eld. Students learn to treat various medical/ trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials. This 16-week program prepares students to assess patients conditions and provide emergency treatment for airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding, shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, sprains, alcohol and drug abuse, childbirth, burns, and transportation of patients. Students will be prepared to take the EMT certi“ cation exam upon completion of the program. Salaries for the Florida Panhandle range from $24,000 $38,000. Pharmacy Technicians work beside pharmacists … counting tablets, packaging medicine and processing insurance claims. This fast-growing occupation should add about 70,700 new positions in the next decade. Helping a pharmacist dispense prescription medication might seem like an easy task, but it requires immense precision and detail. Pharmacy technicians ensure medications are “ lled correctly in a speci“ ed window of time. Pharmacy technicians work in department stores, grocery stores and general merchandise stores, but the majority work at pharmacies, drug stores and hospitals. The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for employment in only two semesters and prepares them to take the Certi“ ed Pharmacy Technician exam. Salaries for the Florida Panhandle range from $21,060 $37,760. Medical Coding and Billing Specialists are responsible for assigning speci“ c codes to particular medical treatments at various health care facilities. These codes are used to bill insurance companies so that they get reimbursed for treating patients with health insurance. This occupation combines the knowledge of medical terminology with the ability to be detail oriented. The nine-month FPTC program equips students with the skills necessary to enter the “ eld of coding and billing. The median salary for Medical Coder/ Billers is $33,500 and there is expected to be a 22% growth in this “ eld. For mor e information about Health Careers in a Year, stop by Student Affairs at the Florida Panhandle Technical College or call 850/638-1180 extension 317 or visit the FPTC website: FTPCFrom Page M14


| Wednesday, February 21, 2018 M21Cardiovascular Gregory England, MD Panama City, 850-785-9559 Lynn Seto, MD Panama City, 850-785-9559 Ibrahim Yazji, MD Panama City, 850-785-9559 Chiropractic Michael Bennett, DC Marianna, 850-526-4830 Daniel Bontrager, DC Marianna, 850-526-4830 Greg Lambe, DC Marianna, 850-482-2966 Stanley Owens, DC Bonifay, 850-547-2244 Mark Taylor, DC Chipley, 850-638-7500 Elyssa Waller, DC Marianna, 850-482-2373 Dentistry Eric Bery, DMD (Pediatric) Panama City, 850-481-1969 Alexander J. Dudley, DMD Marianna, 850-526-3536 Gregory Grantham DMD Panama City, 850-769-3253 Ernie Hooper, DMD Bonifay, 850-547-9290 Chipley, 850-415-1411 Henry A. Knowles Jr., DMD Marianna, 850-526-3939 Sasha Minor, DMD Chipley, 850-638-4708 Terry E. Nichols, DMD Graceville, 850-263-6400 Brian Parker, DMD Bonifay, 850-547-9290 Chipley, 850-415-1411 Ben Saunders, DMD (Pediatric) Marianna, 850-526-7748 Jeff Swindle, DMD Bonifay, 850-547-4225 Jack Taylor, DMD Chipley, 850-638-3055 John Wilson, DMD Chipley, 850-415-1411 Bonifay, 850-547-9290 Hilary Whitaker, DMD Bonifay, 850-547-9290 Chipley, 850-415-1411 Dermatology Allie Alford, PA-C Panama City 877-231-3376 Jessica Clark, MD Panama City, 850-500-3376 Dermatology Associates Panama City, 850-769-1668 Dermatology Specialists of Florida Bonifay, 850-397-4017 or 877-231-3376 Bret Johnson, MD Chipley, 850-638-7546 Panama City, 850-769-1668 Charles Kovaleski, MD Chipley, 850-638-7546 Panama City, 850-769-1668 Ariel Perry, PA-C Panama City, 877-231-3376 Robert Siragusa, MD Chipley, 850-638-7546 Panama City, 850-769-1668 Michael Stickler, MD Panama City, 850-233-3376 Jonathan Ward MD Panama City, 877-231-3376 Kristi Wells, PA-C Panama City, 877-231-3376 Dialysis Davita Dialysis Center Chipley, 850-638-8550 Ear, Nose and Throat James Beggs, MD Chipley, 850-415-8185 Angelo Consiglio, MD Marianna, 850-372-4070 Stephen Toner, MD Chipley, 850-415-8185 Family Medicine Mark Akerson, MD Marianna, 850-482-2910 Robin Albritton, MD Marianna, 850-482-0017 Muhammad Amin, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8000 Mohammad Anees, PA Bonifay, 850-547-4799 Leisa Bailey, MD Bonifay, 850-547-2209 or 850-547-8000 Phillip Blaich, PA-C Panama City, 850-770-3280 Richard G. Brunner, MD Marianna, 850-526-6700 Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850-482-0017 Samantha Chapman, ARNP Panama City, 850-770-3290 James Clemmons, MD Chipley, 850-638-0678 Kyle Contini, MD Bonifay, 850-547-9991 or 850-547-8000 Rebekah Contini, MD Bonifay, 850-547-9991 or 850-547-8000 Wendy Corbin, ARNP-C Chipley, 850-638-0552 Leann Davidson, ARNP-C Vernon, 850-535-2096 William Davis, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8158 or 850-547-8000 Michelle Deniels, ARNP Vernon, 850-535-0703 Zachary Dickson, ARNP-C Chipley, 850-638-3400 Sinclair Franz, MD Marianna, 850-877-7241 Dawn Frost, ARNP Vernon, 850-535-0703 W. Mark Garney, ARNP-C Chipley, 850-415-6781 Linda Gemsch, ARNP-C Panama City, 850-770-3220 Richard Goff, MD Marianna, 850-482-2929 Jennifer Handy, DO Panama City, 850-770-3290 Patrick Hawkins, MD Bonifay, 850-547-4440 or 850-547-8000 Katelyn Hicks, ARNP (Express Care) Chipley, 850-638-0552 Jeffery Horton, ARNP-C Chipley, 850-638-3400 Ahmad Ismail, MD Bonifay, 850-547-4799 or 850-547-8000 Christy Johnson, ARNP Panama City, 850-770-3210 Sohail Khan, MD Chipley, 850-638-1230 Michael Kennedy, ARNP-C Graceville, 850-263-0639 Wade Melvin, MD Chipley, 850-676-4926 Dale Mitchum, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8188 Maria Parris-Ramie, DO Panama City, 850-770-3210 Jonathan Paul, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-8000 Annette Porter, MD Chipley, 850-415-6781 Joshua Reams, MD Panama City Beach, 850-770-3230` Jacob Robison, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-5547 Teresa Seay, ARNP Panama City, 850-249-6363 Brian Shaheen, MD Panama City Beach, 850-770-3240 Tommy Simmons, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-8000 Greg K. Sloan, MD Chipley, 850-638-9399 John Spence, MD Marianna, 850-526-5300 Paula Stanley, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-4284 David Taing, MD Chipley, 850-415-8303 Meg Taylor, ARNPSee LISTINGS, 22 LISTINGScontinued from 20


850-547-4440 Steven W. Spence, MD Marianna, 850-526-5300 Samuel E. Ward, MD Bonifay, 850-547-3679 or 850-547-8000 Leo Welch, MD Bonifay, 850-547-9991 or 850-547-8000 Vernon, 850-535-2321 Colleen Wahl, ARNP (Express Care) Chipley, 850-638-0552 William Alan Woolery, DO Panama City Beach, 850-770-3270 Sherry Young, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-8117 Mohammad Yunus, MD Bonifay, 850-547-4284 or 850-547-8000 Foot and Ankle Surgery Adam Peaden, DPM Chipley, 850-638-3668 General Surgery Aziz Ahmad, MD Panama City, 850-265-6604 Vechai L. Arunakul, MD, FACS Marianna, 850-482-0017 Gabriel Berry, MD Chipley, 850-415-8180 Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850-482-0017 Jason Cundiff, MD Panama City, 850-913-6960 Rebecca Hysong, MD Panama City, 850-913-6960 Randall McKissack, MD Panama City, 850-913-6960 Dale Mitchum, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8117 or 850-547-8000 Rodney Morris, MD Panama City, 850-763-6224 Northwest Florida Surgery Center Panama City, 850-747-0400 John Thomas, MD Panama City, 850-640-3320 Richard Wilson, MD Panama City, 850-785-3232 Gynecology/Obstetrics Michelle Baber, ARNP Marianna, 850-482-5787 Leisa Bailey, MD Bonifay, 850-547-2209 Kimberly Bain, MD Panama City, 850-769-0338 Henry Breland, MD Panama City, 850-769-0338 Noreen Burke, ARNP Panama City, 850-785-0515 Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850-482-5787 James DeRuiter, MD Panama City, 850-747-4963 Deborah Edgeworth, MD Panama City, 850-785-0515 Michael Ingram, MD Panama City, 850-769-0338 Bryce Jackson, MD Panama City, 850-784-6877 Yolanda Jones, MD Panama City, 850-785-0515 Ricky Leff, MD, FACOG Marianna, 850-526-6711 Greg Morrow, MD Panama City, 850-785-0515 Orlando Muniz, MD Marianna, 850-526-6711 Toni Pennington, MD Panama City, 850-769-0338 Tricia Percy, DO Panama City, 850-785-1517 George Ramie, DO Panama City, 850-769-0338 Timothy Ramsden, MD Panama City, 850-785-1517 Steven Smith, MD Panama City, 850-785-1517 Meg Taylor, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-4440 Mark Wolf, MD Panama City, 850-769-0338 Samuel Wolf, DO Panama City, 850-769-0338 Health Departments Bay County Health Department Panama City, 850-872-4455 Holmes County Health Department Bonifay, 850-547-8500 Washington County Health Department Chipley, 850-638-6240 Home Health Care Covenant Care Marianna, 850-482-8520 Emerald Coast Hospice Marianna, 850-526-3577 Kindred at Home Marianna, 850-526-1932 NHC HomeCare Chipley, 850-638-8118 Signature Home Now Chipley, 850-638-8500 Hospitals Bay Medical Sacred Heart Panama City, 850-769-1511 Doctors Memorial Hospital Bonifay, 850-547-8000 Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Panama City, 850-769-8341 Jackson Hospital Marianna, 850-526-2200 Nemours Childrens Clinic Bonifay, 800-SOS-KIDS Northwest Florida Community Hospital Chipley, 850-638-1610 Internal Medicine John D. Byrd, MD Graceville, 850-263-0639 Chipley, 850-415-8185 Jirayos Chintanadilok, MD Marianna, 850-482-2061 Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850526-3315 Sneads, 850-593-1155 Richard Christopher, MD Marianna, 850-526-5300 Donna Fowler, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-4284 Joe Gay, MD Marianna, 850-526-3434 Rolando Gonzalez, MD Chipley, 850-638-3400 Internal Medicine Associates of Jackson Hospital Marianna, 850-526-5300 Murali Krishna, MD Marianna, FL 850-526-3314 Steven Spence, MD Marianna, 850-526-5300 Mohammad Yunus, MD Bonifay, 850-547-4284 or 850-547-8000 Massage Therapy Charity Nelson Bonifay, 850-547-2244 Nicole Thole Bonifay, 850-547-2244 Gina Pippin Chipley, 850-638-7500 Melissa Abbott Chipley, 850-638-7500 Paulette Sweeney Chipley, 850-638-7500 Heather Thompson, LMT Marianna, 850-526-1520 Neurology/Neurosurgeons Brain and Spine Center Panama City, 850-769-3261 850-785-0029 Cyril DeSilva, MD Panama City, 850-770-3030 Hoda Elzawahry, MD Panama City, 850-785-0029 Kamel Elzawahry MD Panama City, 850-785-0029 Mustafa Hammad, MD Panama City, 850-215-7093 Heather Hedstrom, MD Panama City, 850-392-0029 Eacharangad Jacob, MD Panama City, 850-914-9119 Sana Javed-Ebeid, MD Panama City, 850-215-7093 Karin Maddox, MD Panama City, 850-785-0029 Khurram Nazir Panama City, 850-785-2009 Jack Shumate, MD Panama City, 850-872-1300 David Sinclair, MD Panama City, 850-785-0029 Douglas Stringer, MD Panama City, 850-769-3261 Merle Stringer, MD Panama City, 850-769-3261 Mutaz Tabbaa, MD Panama City, 850-763-0333 Nephrology Susan P. Compton, MD Marianna, 850-482-0088 Scott E. Dean, MD Marianna, 850-482-0088 Erin L. Greer, MD Marianna, 850-482-0088 Todd E. Minga, MD Marianna, 850-482-0088 Ronald A. Sinicrope, MD Marianna, 850-482-0088 Richard F. Walker Jr., MD Marianna, 850-482-0088 Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Bonifay Nursing & Rehabilitation Bonifay, 850-547-9289 Chipola Nursing Pavilion Marianna, 850-526-3191 Dogwood Inn Bonifay, 850-547-3868 Grand View Assisted Living Facility Bonifay, 850-547-0692 M22 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | LISTINGScontinued from 21 See LISTINGS, 23


Signature Healthcare of North Florida Graceville, 850-263-4447 Washington Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Chipley, 850-638-4654 Oncology Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850-526-6707 John Nanfro, MD, FACP Marianna, 850-526-6707 Steven H. Stokes Marianna, 850-526-2104 Occupational Therapist Bay Medical Sacred Heart Occupational Therapy Panama City, 850-770-3411 Rhonda Best, COTSA Chipley, 850-638-8447 Optometry/Ophthalmology Zsolt Bansagi, MD Panama City, 850-763-9550 Eye Center of North Florida Panama City, 850-784-3937 Eye Center South Dothan, 334-793-2211 Benjamin Hasty, MD Panama City, 850-784-3936 Mullis Eye Institute Panama City, Chipley and Fort Walton Beach, 850-763-6665 Crestview, Niceville and DeFuniak Springs, 850-689-3745 Todd Robinson, MD Panama City, 850-763-6666 Chipley, 850-638-7220 Magdalena Shuler MD Panama City, 850-747-3999 Kelly Smith, OD Chipley, 850-638-7333 Panama City, 850-784-3937 Christopher Willingham, MD Panama City, 850-763-7007 Julie Wolf, OD Panama City and DeFuniak Springs 850-892-6100 Clifford Wood, OD Chipley, 850-638-3214 Orthopedic Surgeons Rory C. Farris, MD Enterprise, 334-308-9797 Steven Malik, MD Chipley, 850-415-8307 Pain Management Aaron Shores, MD Chipley, 850-638-0505 Panama City, 850-763-8000 Pathology Andres Candela, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8000 North Davis, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8000 Pediatric Physicians Doyle L. Bosse, MD Marianna, 850-482-2004 Melissa Caraballo, DO Marianna, 850-718-2866 Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850-526-3315 Gina Porter, ARNP Bonifay, 850-547-8500 George Sanchez, MD Marianna, 850-482-4655 Joseph T. Sherrel, MD Marianna, 850-526-5437 Pharmacies A Plus Pharmacy Bonifay, 850-547-5596 Cook Discount Drugs Graceville, 850-263-4110 Kelson Discount Drugs Marianna, 850-526-2838 Kings Discount Drugs Chipley, 850-638-4875 Johnsons Pharmacy Bonifay, 850-547-2163 Padgett Drugs, Bonifay, 850-547-2661 Walmart Pharmacy Chipley, 850-638-8308 Physical Therapy Bay Medical Sacred Heart Rehab Panama City, 850-770-3411 Chauncey Belser, PT Chipley, 850-638-8447 Bonifay Physical Therapy Bonifay, 850-547-4646 Chipley Physical and Aquatic Therapy Chipley, 850-403-4013 Chipley Therapy Group Chipley, 850-638-8447 Doctors Memorial Physical Therapy Bonifay, 850-547-8157 Debbie Grande, PT Chipley, 850-638-8447 Alan Justice, PT Chipley, 850-638-8447 Freddie Kolmetz, PT Chipley, 850-638-8447 Teresa M. Polk, PT, CLT-LANA Chipley, 850-638-8447 Podiatry Daniel Feitz, DMP, MD Marianna, 850-526-3668 Larry L. Hodson, DPM Panama City, 850-769-0325 Shayne R. Jensen, DPM Panama City, 850-769-0325 Adam J. Peaden, DPM Chipley, 850-638-3668 Panama City, 850-769-0325 Pulmonology William Tony McKenzie, MD Panama City, 850-522-5864 Radiology William Campbell, Jr. MD Marianna, 850-526-2200 Glenn Clark, MD Marianna, 850-781-2580 Bertrand Schlam, MD Marianna, 850-526-2200 John Tomberlin, MD Bonifay, 850-547-8166 or 850-547-8000 Sleep Disorders Bay Medical Sacred Heart Sleep Lab Panama City, 850-747-6624 Jirayos Chintanadilok, MD, FCCP Marianna, 850-482-2061 Dr. Sasha Minor, DMD Chipley, 850-638-4708 Deborah Newsome, ARNP-C, MSN Marianna, 850-482-2016 Speech Therapy Bay Medical Sacred Heart Speech Therapy Panama City, 850-770-3411 Cindy Johnson-Brown, MS, CCC-SLP Chipley, 850-638-4540 Madelyn Price, SLP Chipley, 850-638-8447 Sports Medicine David Taing, MD Chipley, 850-415-8303 Urgent Care/Specialty Clinic Bay Medical Wound Healing Center Panama City, 850-747-6591 Chipola Quick Care Marianna, 850-526-6700 Chipola Surgical and Medical Specialties Marianna, 850-482-0017 Chipola Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Marianna, 850-526-6730 Jackson Hospital Surgical Services Marianna, 850-526-2200 NFCH Wound Healing Institute and Hyperbaric Medicine Gabriel Berry, MD Chipley, 850-415-8300 PanCare Health Bonifay, 850-547-5547 Chipley, 850-676-4926 Urology L. Tan, MD Marianna, 850-526-2460 Vein and Artery Specialist Natalie Gray Chipley and Panama City, 850-872-8510 Bud Shuler, MD, FACS Chipley and Panama City, 850-872-8510 Clark Stream, PA-C Chipley and Panama City, 850-872-8510 Patrick Tamim, MD Panama City, 850-215-9654 Kenneth L. Todd, MD Dothan, 334-446-1693 | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 M23 LISTINGScontinued from 22


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Will work along side RN and a team of doctors. Detailed job description available upon request. Send resume to: laurap@how is accepting applications for:Registered NursesFull-time 7-3, Monday-Friday Full-time 3-11 Shift, Monday-Friday Baylor Applications may be obtained from Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center or online at www 4295 5 th Avenue Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-8091 We offer the Florida State Retirement System and 100% Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance FLORIDA CAR TAGS before 1956 Wanted. $1000+ for FL porcelain tags 1911-17. Jeff 727-424-1576 email Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 1BR and 2BR apartment for rent downtown Bonifay. $450 and $500. Deposit required. 305-965-1635. For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. For Rent 2BR/1BA Block Home North 2nd Street, Chipley $500/MO Serious inquires only, no call after 10pm Please Call 850-768-4812 For Rent 4BR/1.5BA, no pets, HUD approved. CH&A. Chipley. $800/MO, $800/DEP 850-638-7601. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. 850-209-8847 3BR/2BA Mobile Home on Rock Hill Church Rd, 3 miles from town. Quiet neighborhood. Water/Garbage furnished. NO PETS. Call 850-638-8570. For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 Jean’s Cleaning Service Quality cleaning ant reasonable rates. Have good references and dependable. Call Jean 850-849-3535 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely. 4295 Third Avenue / Marianna, Florida 32446 850.482.0017 / NF-5036835 jackson-hospital Growing Healthier@jacksonhosp Welcoming Nurse PractitionerHOLLY SIMSChipola Surgical & Medical Specialties is pleased to announce that Holly J. Sims, FNP-BC, has joined the of ce of General Surgeon Vechai Arunakul, M.D., F.A.C.S.In her new position, Holly will be seeing preand postsurgery patients providing comprehensive patient assessments, medication management, wound care education, and post-surgery instructions and follow ups. An accomplished nurse practitioner, Hollys goal is to help ensure a positive surgical experience by focusing on patient education as well as taking a proactive approach to surgery patients overall wellness. An honors student, she holds a masters degree in Nursing from Florida State University in Tallahassee and is Board Certi ed as a Family Nurse Practitioner through ANCC. She is certi ed in Advanced Wound Care education. Dr. Arunakul, a general surgeon with Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties, and Holly J. Sims, FNP-BC, see surgery patients in their of ce at 4295 Third Avenue in Marianna. Of ce hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 850.482.0017.


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