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** SEE A LIST OF LOCAL EASTER EVENTS | B4 Volume 94 Number 82 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A5 Sports......................A10 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 Classifieds .................B8 @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 ¢ chipleypaper.com Washington County B4Easter eventsA12Angels Ohtani among 2018 rookies to watch Wednesday, March 28, 2018 By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ Washington County Board of County Commissioners approved an appointment to the 79 Corridor Authority Committee at a special meeting Monday.Amy Wiwi, of Chipley,was appointed to fill one of 12 seats on the committee. Committee Chairman Ted Everett said he recommended Wiwi for the seat because of her knowledge of dealing with Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotes, and knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation inner workings due to her work at Metric Engineering.The committee is designed to set the stage for an authority which will be comprised of a commissioner from each county, a Bonifay City Council member, and one locally recognized business or civic leader from each county.The project is on track thus far, as is the foundation of the authority, according to Everett.Everything is right on time with the infrastructure development, we are getting the committee set up so we can continue to move ahead,Ž Everett said. We hope to bring the authority to both County Commissions and the City of Bonifay for approval in May.ŽThe biggest delay of the project had been nailing down from where the fund-ing would come. However, the project got back in motion in February, when Gover-nor Rick Scott appropriated $1.8 million for the project.Others on the 79 Corridor Authority Committee include Holmes County Commission Chairman Danny Powell, Washington County Commission Chairman Tray Hawkins, Bonifay City Councilman Roger Brooks, Jace Albury from Holmes County, Jim Town, Everett and attorneys.Washington County Board of County Commissioners will meet again in regular session at 9 a.m. on April 18.Wiwi appointed to 79 Corridor committeeWiwi Staff ReportChipley „ A Virginia man is behind bars in Washington County on drug charges after making a false emergency call.On the 911 call the perpe-trator, Michael Michaud, 49, of Chesapeake, Va. claimed fake cops attempted to stop his vehicle and were shooting at him on Creek Road in Vernon, a Washington County Sheriffs Office news release stated.WCSO received the call early Thursday morning and immediately dispatched deputies to the man who had stated he had just been shot at, the news release stated. Shortly after the first call was received, other calls came in reporting the suspicious 911 call ends in drug arrest Michaud By Jim Saunders The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ In one case, a ladder flew off a state truck, leading to a fatal acci-dent. In another, an infant died after a paperwork error at a county health clinic. In another, a foster child sexu-ally assaulted another boy.Gov. Rick Scott signed eight bills last week that will lead to paying millions of dollars to resolve cases in which state or local government agencies played a role in people dying or getting injured.The bills, known as claimŽ bills, passed during the legislative session that ended March 11 and stem from sov-ereign-immunity laws that cap the amounts of money government agencies can be forced to pay in legal cases. Claim bills typically direct agencies to pay amounts that exceed the caps „ sometimes long after the deaths or injuries occur.Agencies to pay millions for deaths, injuriesBy Jim Saunders The News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Pointing to quick reductions in monthly electric bills, state regulators Monday approved a plan that will lead to Gulf Power Co. passing along more than $100 million in savings to customers because of the federal tax overhaul.Gulf, which has 460,000 customers in Northwest Florida, and other utilities put together such plans after Con-gress and President Donald Trump approved a package in December that included cutting the federal corporate incometax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.Gulf will pass along about $103 million in savings to customers, with reductions starting in April power bills. The Pensacola-based utility said an average residential customer will save about $14 a month in 2018. Its exciting,Ž said Art Graham, chairman of the Florida Public Service Com-mission, which approved the plan Monday.Gulf Power customers to see lower billsBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ After pressing for a year to acquire the Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, Northwest Florida Community Hospital is closer than ever to do so. The breakthrough came on the heels of the closing of the legislative session. CEO of NFCH Michael Kozar sat in his office Monday morning appearing to be relieved after learning Friday that Gov-ernor Rick Scott signed a bill that would NFCH: A step closer to acquiring Campbellton-Graceville HospitalCampbellton-Graceville Hospital Northwest Florida Hospital R.N.s Tisha Davis and Jeanna Carroll may soon be joined on the NFCH staff by some employees displaced by the scheduled closing of Jackson Countys Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. [THE NEWS] See NFCH, A2 See INJURIES, A5 See GULF, A5 See MICHAUD, A5By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ The Washington County Tourist Development Council rejected a handful of proposals its members seemed to view as poor investments. The council refocused its discussion on what would grow bedtax revenue.At Mondays workshop, the council spent hours dis-cussing marketing proposals that would be, ideally, geared toward driving tourists to the area by expanding the TDCs web presence. However, after thoroughly vetting the proposals introduced by TDC Director Heather Lopez, the council craftily rejected the items or simply did not initiate a vote on them.TDC moves past web presence, eyes staysSee TDC, A2

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** A2 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County Newsgive the hospital access to purchasing the Graceville hospital, which had previously been legally restricted to a leasing option only.Fortunately, I got word Friday evening that the governor has signed the bill that was passed by the house and senate, which allows for the hos-pital district to be able to sell their real property,Ž Kozar said. Were very pleased with that outcome.ŽHowever, getting the bill signed is only one step granted, a huge step to NFCH purchasing the property. The Graceville hospital itself filed bank-ruptcy in May last year. Its currently trying to recover millions of dol-lars from a company that purchased and ran a mul-timillion dollar insurance scheme through it when it was struggling in debt a couple of years back.Theres still some things that are being resolved in the bankruptcy court, but were optimistic that those will go quickly,Ž Kozar said.But with the stalemate over, the hospital can actively pursue the prop-erty something Senator George Gainer and Representative Brad Drake worked extensively on for the past year. The repur-posed facility is expected to create 100 new jobs.I was very proud to share in the efforts to keep an active and operating healthcare provider and treatment facility in our Graceville community,Ž Drake said in a statement Monday. Senator George Gainer and I worked together all the way through the last night of our legislative session to ensure passage of a local bill that maintains healthcare options for the Campbellton-Graceville area. The residents here have invested a lot of times and dollars to have health care services in our community, and Senator Gainer and I wanted to make sure that we could continue those services for years to come.ŽKozar met with the bankers Monday to arrange for the purchase of the clinic building and met with a partner to dis-cuss what kind of services the facility will offer.The three options to repurpose the facility include impatient geriatric psych program, medical detoxification program and treatment of opioid, drug and alco-hol addiction, and a crisis stabilization unit for Baker Act patients.It could be a combina-tion of the three,Ž Kozar said. Realistically, we think it will be not until the end of this year before we could reopen the facility.ŽNFCH still needs to work on obtaining licensure, a certificate and make renovations on the property to bring it into standards compliance for the kind of facility it will become.A lot of work will have to be done between now and then, but were optimistic that we can get that done by the end of this year, then be able to bring jobs back to the community and service the Panhandle for it psy-chiatric needs,Ž he added. NFCHFrom Page A1The most debated item was approval for more than $3,000 to cover costs associated with the Flor-ida Humanities Councils audio walking tour, which included a downloadable audio media package for tourists who could take self-guided tours along 12 historical stops in Washington County near the downtown corridor. Specifica lly, the funds would cover grant rack card printing and a launch event. The grant required a $5,000 match-ing and would have been roughly split in-half with the Washington County Historical Society.In the motion, Washing-ton County Commissioner Charles Kent, repeating the councils sentiments, knocked down the TDCs contribution to $200, pending how the TDC decides to move forward with the grant.If we choose not to do the grant, we will reimburse (the historical society) $200 of their travel expenses,Ž Kent said. It was unanimously approved. A special meeting to address whether the council will pursue the grant is likely to be called prior to April 6.Council members stressed that the area is unique,Ž but has not been in a position to secure a dependable signature event that would drive tourists to the area espe-cially on slower months.With Lopez stating the majority of the year local motels and hotels operate at nearly half-capacity, the reality of the need for growth in the local tourist industry appeared to sink in.You have to have the stay to have the eco-nomic impact,Ž Chairman Bill Maphis concluded. Also at the meeting, the council approved a $500 grant for the Caryville Worm Fiddlin Festival, which will be held next to City Hall in Caryville on May 5. It also approved $800 to cover thethe live streaming of the games at the Dixie World Series. TDCFrom Page A1 By Patricio G. BalonaGatehouse Media FloridaDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. „ Kyle Morning-stars fishing trip Saturday ended like a movie scene, complete with screams, when a large shark popped up next to where he was pulling up his boats anchor.Holy (expletive) (expletive),Ž Morningstar and his friend Ian Smith are heard shouting. Oh my (expletive) God, bro,Ž the men shouted in a video that captured the great white circling the boat.The 31-year-old Port Orange resident said he and Smith had been out to Turtle Mound, a fishing spot 27 miles off the coast of Ponce Inlet. This is something they did in his 23-foot Sea Box boat named Team Side Effects every other weekend.Kyle said they were catching and releasing red snapper and fishing for other kinds of fish.We were bottom fish-ing for red snapper, trigger fish,Ž Morningstar said.Around 2:30 p.m., he said he started pulling the anchor of the boat when he saw a bunch of remora fish dashing toward what appeared to be a great gray blob.ŽThe massive gray blobŽ surfaced, and Morningstar saw it was a great white.I was just in shock,Ž he said. When it circled a second time, I was shouting and yelling to my friend to get the phone and shoot the video.ŽMorningstar estimated the shark was 12 to 15 feet long as it was more than half the size of his 23-foot boat.We ran around our boat, and that monster shark just circled around us, did two laps just checking us out,Ž Morningstar said. It was not scared.ŽThe great white then disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared.Morningstar said the chilling music from the movie JawsŽ pretty muchŽ came to his head, and he could not help thinking to himself, We are going to need a bigger boat,Ž he said.After it disappeared, we hurried to get ashore,Ž he said.George Burgess, an international shark expert, said Morningstars video was a nice look at a great white. And, Burgess added, its the right time of year for such encoun-ters in inshore waters off the Central Florida coast.The fish swimming with the shark are a combina-tion of remora and cobia, Burgess said Sunday. The remora, usually 2 to 2 feet long, give you an idea of just how large the shark really is, he said. Patricio G. Balona is a reporter for The Daytona Beach (Fla.) NewsJournal. Dinah Voyles Pulver contributed.Great white checks out Fla. shermen pulling anchorKyle Morningstar, of Port Orange, Fla., said this great white shark, estimated to be 12 to 15 feet long, surfaced near his boat Saturday as he pulled up anchor 27 miles off the coast of Ponce Inlet, Fla. [COURTESY OF KYLE MORNINGSTAR]

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** A4 Wednesday, March 28, 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“ eld@chipleypaper.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick jbostick@chipleypaper.com, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: news@chipleypaper.com Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@chipleypaper.com 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 INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett ANOTHER VIEW In the nearly 43 years since my baptism, I have never really experienced a crisis of faith. But Ill admit that aggravating little questions have lurked in the corners of my mind. For instance, I accept that God could create a great fish to swallow Jonah and release him alive three days later; but realizing how difficult it is to get everyone to agree to ANYTHING I always wondered how this lone Israelite prophet could then convince the entire Assyrian city of Nineveh to repent and stave off Gods judgment. Then I read the book The Authenticity of the Book of Jonah,Ž by Bill Cooper. Information gleaned from history and archaeology made the reason for Jonahs phenomenal success blindingly obvious. Coopers books about Judges and Daniel have also made it easier for me to defend those accounts as history, not myths. Ah, but those are all Old Testament books. At this time of year, people are more focused (positively, negatively or fence-straddlingly) on the central event of the New Testament: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. I realize that even people with some grudging acceptance of a Supreme Being may have a hard time believing that (a) God sent his Son to be born of a virgin, (b) God would allow that Son to die on the cross for our sins, (c) God would have the power to restore that Son to life and (d) the teachings and miracles of Jesus could be accurately preserved for a 21st century audience. But the Gospel message doesnt have to be something that is hard to understand or embarrassing to share. You can be armed with wellresearched, logically argued books that answer alleged contradictions, counter bald-faced skeptic lies and reassure you about Gods plan for mankind. Among the most helpful books Ive found are The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ In the GospelsŽ (by David Limbaugh), The Wrong JesusŽ (by Greg Monette) and Conspiracies and the Cross: How To Intelligently Counter the Ten Most Popular Theories That Attack the Gospel of JesusŽ (by Timothy Paul Jones); but the available resources go far beyond those examples. I love books, always have. But page-turners about collectible hatpins or shortcuts in underwater basket weaving or the sex life of James Dean are mere vanity in the Big Picture. Books like the ones Im recommending can affect the eternal fate of you and those you have an influence over. I write with urgency because, while Jesus enlisted his disciples to be fishers of men,Ž too many Christians and potential Christians have instead fallen hook, line and sinker for all the lost gospelsŽ and conspiracy theories that invariably enrich dishonest scholarsŽ every Christmas and Easter. Exchanges of He is risenŽ and He is risen, indeedŽ used to be mainstream greetings, but their continued existence cannot be taken for granted. Even though religion continues to exist 136 years after Friedrich Nietzsche declared God is dead,Ž the enemies of the church are playing the long game. They patiently trivialize and stigm atize Christianity, slowly but surely making the call to repentance seem irrelevant or non-urgent. Yes, wear your spring finery and hide some Easter eggs. But more importantly, buy yourself and your church library stacks of Christian apologetics books, before the arrogant opponents of Christ can chortle, He is silenced; he is silenced, indeed.ŽYour Easter Assignment: Study to show thyself approvedOpiates are dangerous, contributing to nearly 6,000 deaths each year in Florida „ a number that is on the rise. As a special News Herald series on opioids has illustrated this past week, people who start with prescription pain medication can graduate to street drugs like heroin or the ultra-powerful narcotic fentanyl. And the epidemics reach extends past those taking the drugs: Florida officials blame opiates for the dramatic increase in the number of children in state care because their parents are too disabled by addiction to care for them. But opiates are also useful. Doctors wrote 3.6 million prescriptions for the painkillers in 2016, easing the pain of broken limbs, infected teeth, surgical incisions and cancer, among other conditions. For some patients with intractable pain, the relief they get from opioid painkillers is the only thing keeping them from taking their own lives. So who is more important? The people struggling with addiction, and their suffering families? Or those who legitimately need the relief of reliable pain control? Striking that balance has beensignificantly difficult for lawmakers. In the session that just ended, they opted on the side of fighting addiction „ passing opioid-prescription measures that are the most stringent in the nation, according to information gathered by the state Legislature. One part of the legislation makes obvious sense. For the first time, all doctors prescribing controlled substances are required to consult the states prescription-monitoring database before prescribing controlled drugs. This could cut down on doctor-shopping behavior and help the state keep watch for a resurgence of the so-called pill mills.Ž But the other measure in the new law might be overly harsh. Prescriptions for designated opiates will be limited to a three-day supply for most patients, or seven days worth when doctors deem them medically necessary.Ž It also excludes several classes of patients, including those suffering from cancer, terminal illness, those with serious traumatic injuries and those under a regime of palliative care,Ž including those in hospice. Only one other state, Kentucky, has a three-day prescribing limit, according to a National Conference of State Legislatures survey in late 2017. And Kentuckys other restrictions arent as harsh as Floridas. That pushes the nations third-largest state into unknown territory. Does Floridas new law provide enough leeway to ensure that patients suffering from legitimate, sometimes maddening pain have whatever relief highpowered painkillers can provide? Only time will tell; doctors told the Legislature they fear the answer is no.Ž State officials shouldnt just assume the physicians are wrong. Instead, they should keep close track as the new law is implemented. Finally, Scott should encourage Floridas universities to undertake research into the effectiveness of alternatives to opiates. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, a sister paper with GateHouse Media.Drug limits need followup Danny Tyree Among the most helpful books Ive found are The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ In the GospelsŽ (by David Limbaugh), The Wrong JesusŽ (by Greg Monette) and Conspiracies and the Cross: How To Intelligently Counter the Ten Most Popular Theories That Attack the Gospel of JesusŽ (by Timothy Paul Jones); but the available resources go far beyond those examples. SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A5 LOCAL & STATEStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ A Chipley man was arrested on drug charges after a call was received Wednesday in regards to an altercation occurring in a traveling vehicle on State Road 77. Chipley Police Depart-ment officers located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants. As a result of pulling the vehicle over, the release stated, the driver William Oscar Foxworth, 54, of Chipley, was found to have an outstanding warrant. Officers also discovered that Fox-worth was in possession of about seven grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the time of his arrest, the release stated.Foxworth was placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Jail where he was booked on the following charges: possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding war-rant out of Washington County.If anyone has information regarding illegal activity, contact the Chipley Police Department at 850-6386310 or Crime Stoppers at 850-638TIPS.Chipley man arrested for outstanding warrant, meth Foxworth Here are brief descriptions of the cases, with details from the bills and legislative staff analyses:€ The parents of 5-month-old Nicholas Pat-node took him to a Martin County Health Department clinic in 1998 because of a fever. A blood test showed a condition that needed immediate treatment with antibiotics. The results of the blood test were printed but not picked up from the clinics printer. The childs condition deteriorated, and he was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. He subsequently died. The parents won a lawsuit but could only receive $200,000 without a claim bill. The bill (HB 6501) signed last week by Scott directs the Department of Health to pay $2.4 million.€ Nine weeks pregnant, Vonshelle Brothers went to the Brevard County Health Department in 2010 for an initial pre-natal checkup. Lab tests indicated Brothers had herpes simplex virus, but the health department did not report the results to her. After giving birth later that year, Brothers went to a hospital because her daughter, Iyonna Hughey, had a fever, was weak and was not eating. Tests showed that the baby had herpes simplex virus, which caused developmental delays and the need for speech and physical therapy. Brothers reached a legal settlement but was only able to receive $200,000 without a claim bill. The bill (HB 6505) signed last week by Scott directed the Department of Health to pay $1 million.€ In 2002, the Department of Children and Families placed J.W., a 10-year-old boy with a history of mental illness and sexually aggressive behav-ior, with a foster family. The family included an 8-year-old boy identified by the initials C.M.H. The Department of Children and Families was aware of J.W.s sexually aggressive behavior but did not remove him from the home. C.M.H. later told his par-ents that J.W. had sexually assaulted him. The family filed a lawsuit against the department and reached a settlement but was only able to receive $100,000 without a claim bill. The bill (HB 6509) signed last week by Scott directed the department to pay nearly $5.1 million.€ Cathleen Smiley was waiting to make a left turn in her pickup truck in 1998 when a bus owned by Brevard County caused a chain-reaction accident. Smileys truck was hit from behind, and she hit her head and was knocked unconscious. Smiley and other motorists involved in the accident filed lawsuits against the county. But other plaintiffs resolved their cases first, with the county reaching its $200,000 payment limit under sovereign immunity. Smiley reached a settlement with the county for $25,000, and a bill (HB 6515) signed by Scott last week directed the county to pay that amount.€ Jean Pierre Kamel, a student at Palm Beach Countys Conniston Middle School, reported in 1997 that he was being bullied by another student, Tronneal Mangum. Kamel, who had a pros-thetic leg because of a birth defect, told school officials that the other youth taunted him and kicked his prosthetic leg. Mangum brought a loaded gun to school on Jan. 27, 1997, and fatally shot Kamel. Kamels parents filed a lawsuit, and a jury found the Palm Beach County school dis-trict at fault. The parents, however, were only able to receive $200,000 without a claim bill. The bill (HB 6523) signed last week by Scott directed the school district to pay an additional $360,000 based on a settlement agreement.€ Christopher Cannon was driving his motorcycle home from work in 2015 when a city of Tallahassee Dial-A-RideŽ bus turned in front him. Cannon crashed into the bus and was thrown from his motorcycle across two lanes of traffic. Cannon suffered extensive injuries including broken bones, a kidney laceration and a spleen laceration. Cannon filed a lawsuit against the city, with a settlement ultimately reached for $700,000. But Cannon could only receive $200,000 without a claim bill. The bill (HB 6527) signed last week by Scott directs the city to pay the remaining $500,000.€ As a Florida Department of Transportation truck traveled north on Interstate 75 in Tampa in June 1999, a 12-foot extension ladder fell off the truck. A motorist behind the truck swerved to avoid the ladder, lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the median and collided head-on with a car driven by Sher-rill Lynn Aversa. The two vehicles then were hit by other cars, causing the death of Aversa, an epide-miologist. Aversas estate filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and ultimately reached a settlement for $800 ,000. It could only receive $150,000 without a claim bill. The bill (HB 6535) signed last week by Scott directed the payment of the remaining $650,000. INJURIESFrom Page A1 Its definitely exciting to see the imme-diate impact of this kind of stuff.ŽGulf had entered a rate settlement last year at the Public Service Commission that included provisions about passing through tax savings to customers. But that agreement was negotiated before Congress and Trump approved the tax-cut package.The plan approved Monday came after nego-tiations involving Gulf, the state Office of Public Counsel, the Florida Industrial Power Users Group and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The Office of Public Coun-sel represents consumers in utility issues, while the Florida Industrial Power Users Group represents large business users of electricity.We think its a fair deal, and we think its in the public interest,Ž said Jon Moyle, an attorney for the group commonly known as FIPUG.While customers will quickly see reductions from the plan, Gulf said tax savings of more than $30 million are expected to continue in 2019. Part of the savings in 2018 stem from the utility being able to pay the lower 21 percent rate on taxes that had been deferred in past years.Like Gulf, Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. in recent months filed plans with the Public Service Commission to pass along tax savings to customers. But unlike Gulf, the other utilities used the savings primarily to shield customers from getting hit with charges related to Hurricane Irma and replenishing storm reserves. Gulf was largely spared damage from Hur-ricane Irma, which made landfall in September in Monroe and Collier coun-ties and traveled up the state but did not veer into the Panhandle.Combined, custom-ers of the four utilities are expected to see roughly $2 billion in savings because of the tax changes. GULFFrom Page A1activity of a man standing in the middle of the road with an AR-15 style rifle in hand. As deputies arrived on scene, they were confronted by Michaud. He was standing in the middle of the road next to a Dodge van, the release stated. He immediately stated to deputies the rifle leaning against the vehicle was not real.Michaud, who said he was in town for court, began describing how he was stopped while traveling down Creek Road by two men, who he thought were fake cops, officials stated in the release. In his statement to depu-ties, Michaud said the fake cops began shooting in his direction and caused him to attempt to drive away, but his tires went flat. In response to his circum-stance, he said he stopped and took a position outside of the vehicle with his rifle.Ž Deputies, unable to locate bullet holes in the vehicle or evidence of shots being fired, did observe damage to the drivers side front wheel well from a shredded tire, the release stated. The drivers side rear tire was missing. Deputies reported it was evident the vehicle had traveled for some time on the rim.Deputy K-9 Axil was then deployed and alerted to the odor of narcotics and a search ensued, the release stated. Inside the vehicle, a back pack was found which contained two glass pipes with a small amount of marijuana, a set of digital scales, and a hypodermic syringe filled with methamphetamine. A glass pipe that tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine was located under the drivers seat, the release stated. In the front passenger compartment was a metal key chain that contained small plastic bags of marijuana seeds. Deputies then located a black briefcase in the back seat, which contained a .22 long rifle revolver, a glass pipe, and a plastic bag of methamphetamine.A gallon sized bag of an unknown clear crystallized substance was also located in the vehicle, which will be sent to the lab for testing, the release stated.Michaud, a convicted felon, was taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia, and pos-session of a weapon by a convicted felon, the release stated. If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriffs Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact the office anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us. MICHAUDFrom Page A1

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYCHIPLEY „ A local woman has been highlighted as a voice for women at her company in honor of National Wom-ens History Week.March is National Womens History Month.In a recent news release promoting women in the workforce, Gulf Power Company spotlighted Chipley Office Manager Tracy Andrews. She shared what she has learned.The greatest lesson Ive learned was coming to terms with who I am and being true to myself,Ž said Andrews, who was elected to the Chipley City Council last year.When you are true to yourself,Ž she continued, you are able to embrace your strengths, weaknesses, passions, limitations and purpose in life. Im reminded of a quote by Dr. Seuss, Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you.ŽGod has wonderfully made all of us, and given us individual qualities to accomplish all things which can only be done when you are true to yourself,Ž she added.Andrews is Chipleys first African-American city councilwoman andGulf Powersfirst female African-American local manager.Tracy is at once dynamic and reserved, and has a long history of involvement in the com-munity, the city, county and region,Ž the release stated. Being elected in 2017 to the Chipley City Coun-cil, was the result of hard work, steadfast resolve and simple shoe leather, as Andrews engaged the community in dialogue, illustrating her interper-sonal skills and espousing her desire for what is right.ŽTracy Andrews recognized by Gulf PowerSpecial to The NewsCHIPLEY „ Dr. Patrick L. Hawkins has joined Emerald Coast Hospice as the new Medical Director for the Chipley location. Dr. Hawkins is a Graduate of Florida State University College of Medicine and has worked as a Phy-sician in this area since 2011. Dr. Hawkins will continue to see patients at his office in Bonifay, as well as, provide services to patients of Emerald Coast Hospice. For more information on services provided by Emerald Coast Hospice contact Sunshine Speers, BSN, RN at 850-573-0697 or Chipley office at 850-638-8787.Emerald Coast Hospice welcomes Dr. Patrick Hawkins, MD.Tracy Andrews [COURTESY PHOTO] If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: news@chipleypaper.com Kid Safety Expo announces dates BONIFAY/CHIPLEY/ MARIANNA/LYNN HAVEN „ Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: The Oakes Restaurant in Marianna, March 31: Art KidDoo at Shivers Park in Chipley, April 14: Chipley Walmart, April 21 and Lynn Haven Walmart, April 28. The Kid Safety Expo will also be at: Community Egg Hunt at Shivers Park in Chipley, Wednesday, March 28; Falling Waters State Park in Chipley, Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 and as Family Farm Day at Lynn Haven Elementary School, Friday, April 13. For more information call 850-638-1858 or 850-326-9109.COMMUNITY EVENTS

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** A8 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Josh Lederman and Jill LawlessThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain.President Donald Trump, under constant political heat for his reluctance to challenge Russia, ordered 60 of its diplomats out of the U.S. „ all of them spies, the White House said. The United States called it the largest expulsion of Russian spies in American history, and also shuttered Russias consulate in Seattle, deeming it a counterintelligence threat.All told, at least 21 countries have ousted more than 135 Russians, including 23 kicked out earlier by the U.K.Together we have sent a message that we will not tolerate Rus-sias continued attempts to flout international law and undermine our values,Ž British Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament.The American moves illustrated an increased willingness by Trumps administration to push back on the Kremlin, even as the president himself steadfastly avoids chal-lenging Russian President Vladimir Putin personally or directly. Less than a week ago, Trump congratulated Putin for his re-election but didnt raise the March 4 spy poi-soning, Russias alleged election-meddling in the U.S. or its own tainted voting process, prompt-ing dismayed critiques even from Trumps fellow Republicans.In a choreographed show of trans-Atlantic unity, the U.S. and Euro-pean allies carefully timed their announcements for maximum effect.Within a few hours, at least 16 European Union nations expelled Rus-sians, with more likely to follow. Germany, Poland and France each said it planned to boot four Rus-sian diplomats, the Czech Republic and Lithuania ousted three and Italy, two. Canada also took action, kicking out four Russians and denying three who have applied to enter the country.The list included nations in Russias backyard that have perhaps the most at stake. Ukraine, a non-EU coun-try with its own conflicts with Moscow, was expel-ling 13 Russians. All three Baltic states said they would make diplomats leave. Almost all of the coun-tries said publicly that those being expelled were actually Russians intelli-gence operatives working under diplomatic cover.Moscow threatened retaliation of the tit-for-tat variety, suggesting it would kick out an equal number of foreign diplo-mats. Russias Embassy in Washington responded to the Seattle consulate clo-sure by asking its Twitter followers to voteŽ which U.S. consulate should be shuttered in turn: St. Petersburg, Yekaterin-burg or Vladivostok.This is an attempt on the lives of Russian citizens on the territory of Great Britain,Ž Russias Foreign Ministry said. It goes without saying that this unfriendly move by this group of countries will not go unnoticed.ŽYet it was unclear whether the expulsions, which may be inconvenient for Moscow but dont take aim at its economy, would be enough to alter Putins behavior.There is no actual deterrence and squeeze,Ž said James Nixey, head of the Russia program at think-tank Chatham House. There is, so far, no cyber-response, no financial response.ŽStill, the dueling allega-tions added to a serious escalation of tension and distrust between Russia and the West, intensified most recently by a bizarre poisoning this month that evoked the spy-vs.-spy rivalries of the Cold War.Britain has accused Moscow of using the Soviet-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intel-ligence officer convicted of spying for the U.K., and his daughter, Yulia, on British soil. The two remain in critical condition and unconscious. The U.S., France and Germany have agreed its highly likely Russia was responsible. Russia has denied responsibil-ity, while accusing Britain of leading a global charge against it without proof.The expulsions came with a chorus of condemnation for the Kremlin „ for the poisoning, Russian spying and other Western griev-ances. Polands Foreign Minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, called it the right response to the unfriendly, aggressive actions of Russia.Ž In the Czech Republic, where Russian officials have claimed the poison may have originated, Prime Minister Andrej Babis dismissed that allegation as an utter lie.ŽAnd the United States warned of an unacceptably highŽ number of Russian spies in the U.S., describing them as a national security threat. Among the 60 Russians expelled were a dozen posted to Russias mis-sion to the United Nations who senior U.S. officials said were engaged in aggressive collectionŽ of intelligence on American soil.When we see these espionage tactics that are taking place right here at the heart of the U.N., we cant have that,Ž said Nikki Haley, Trumps envoy to the U.N.In Washington, Russias ambassador was summoned early in the morning and told his dip-lomats have one week to leave the U.S. and must evacuate the Consulate General in Seattle by April 2. Located on the 25th floor of a large, down-town office building, the consulate is a particular counter-intelligence concern because of its close proximity to a U.S. submarine base and a Boeing Co. facility, said U.S. officials.US, allies band together to expel RussiansA metal fence surrounds the residence of Russias consul general Monday in Seattle. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday, and the Trump administration ordered Russias consulate in Seattle to close as the West sought joint punishment for Moscows alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. [ELAINE THOMPSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLD

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A9 NATION & WORLDBy Matthew Pennington and Emily SwansonThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Ameri-cans appear open to President Donald Trumps surprise deci-sion to negotiate directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and at the same time are less concerned than in recent months by the threat posed by the pariah nations nuclear weapons.Thats according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, taken after Trump agreed to what would be unprecedented meeting between a U.S. and a North Korean leader.North Korea has yet to pub-licly confirm plans for the summit, slated for May, but the poll results suggest its potential has eased fears of war that intensified last year as the North made rapid strides in its nuclear and missile capabilities.If you sit down and talk over any matter, there can be a resolution to it without starting a war,Ž said Sarah Dobbs, a 64-year-old retiree from Norman, Oklahoma, who described herself as a Democrat and is among the 48 percent of Americans who favor Trumps plan to talk with Kim.No other president has ever done something this bold. Thats why I think: Why not let Trump have at it?Ž she said.The poll found that 29 per-cent oppose the plans for talks between the two nations, while 21 percent say theyre neither in favor nor opposed.The survey also found an uptick in approval of Trumps handling of relations with North Korea as the focus has shifted from possible U.S. military action to diplomacy. That figure is now 42 percent, up from 34 percent last October amid a coarse back and forth between the two leaders.Last September, Trump dubbed Kim Rocket ManŽ and threatened to totally destroyŽ North Korea. Kim responded with threats and insults of his own, calling Trump derangedŽ and a dotard.Ž North Koreas for-eign minister suggested that it might conduct an atmospheric nuclear test in the Pacific „ a threat it hasnt followed through on.Since then, the proportion of Americans who say theyre very or extremely concerned about the nuclear threat North Korea poses to the U.S. has dropped to 50 percent from 67 percent. Poll: Americans open to planned NKorea talksThis combination of two “ le photos shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House on Feb. 26 in Washington, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the party congress May 9, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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** A10 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County News SPORTSBy Garry SmitsGateHouse MediaTALLAHASSEE „ With contributions coming from 10 players in two NCAA tournament victories for Florida State, it might be hard to single out one.Some effort, however, reveals the answer: sophomore guard Trent Forrest.A native of Chipley with strong FSU bloodlines, Forrest was the glue for the Seminoles in their two West Region victories last week that have resulted in a berth in the regional semifinals on Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against Gonzaga.Ninth-seeded FSU (22-11) will play No. 4 Gonzaga (32-4) following the other regional semifi-nal between Michigan and Texas A&M, which begins at 7:37 p.m. Its the Semi-noles first appearance in the Sweet 16 since 2011 and their second since 1993.Forrest came off the bench in both games in Nashville but is second on the team in minutes played in the tournament with 58.The nephew of former Florida State football star Amp Lee and the cousin of two FSU tennis players, Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst, Forrest is averaging 12.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 blocked shots per game and deliv-ered clutch plays down the stretch in FSUs 67-54 victory over Missouri and the 75-70 upset vic-tory over region top seed Xavier.His contributions have been sorely needed with a groin injury that has limited Terance Mann, the Seminoles leading scorer and rebounder entering the game, to only 40 minutes. And Forrest has filled Manns role as a versatile backcourt player who has made contributions to every category on the stat sheet.Forrest had 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and four steals against Xavier; and 10 points, six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocked shots against Missouri. He also has had only three turn-overs and has made 10 of 15 free throws.Forrest doesnt make most of his hay from the outside. Hes adept at slashing to the basket and drawing fouls and leaves the 3-point shooting to other players, attempting only 13 this season.Forrest said it begins with defense. Hamilton has praised Forrest for being among the most savvy defensive players among his deep group of guards and he played a key role in limiting Xaviers Trevon Blueitt, who had 29 points in last years 91-66 NCAA tournament rout of FSU, to only eight points on 2 of 8 shooting.We just kind of credited the defense, really, being able to get stops and being able to get out,Ž he said. I feel like that just transitioned right into our offense being able to get stops.ŽHamilton said Forrests main contribution goes beyond statistics.Theres no question that Trent does a very good job of distributing the ball and making good decisions,Ž he said. Trent does a great job defensively, does a great job seeing the whole floor. He makes a tremendous difference when hes on the floor.ŽForrest made some of his biggest plays at the most important times last week.After Missouri cut a 22-point halftime deficit to 50-44 with 9:53 left in the game, Forrest assisted on P.J. Savoys 3-point shot. A few minutes later, he grabbed a defensive rebound, raced down the court and grabbed an offensive rebound off a miss by Mfiondu Kabengele, and was fouled, making both shots to give FSU a 65-44 lead.Xavier held a 66-57 lead with 5:37 left but the Seminoles went on an 18-4 run to close the game. During one sequence, Forrest made a layup with 5:04 left to cut the lead to 66-61, then made a steal and went coast-to-coast for another layup. He was fouled and completed the 3-point play to make it 66-64 with 4:21 left.Then, with 1:12 remain-ing, Forrest made the assist on another 3-point by Savoy that put FSU ahead for good, 71-70.Forrest began getting more playing time in February and made key contributions in one of the most significant reg-ular-season victories for FSU, 80-76 at Louisville. He had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.Forrest continued his knack for producing in FSUs biggest games as he had 16 points and four assists in an 81-79 overtime victory over Clemson. He scored six points in overtime, including the basket that put the Noles ahead for good, and then scored twice to put FSU ahead by three in the closing minute.He had 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a loss to N.C. State, then scored a career-high 21 points, with 10 rebounds and five assists in a must-win situation against Boston College to close out the regular season.In his last 11 games, Forrest is averaging 10.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.9 steals, only 1.7 turnovers and is shooting .545 from the floor.Chipleys Forrest the glue for FSU in Sweet 16 runFlorida States Trent Forrest goes up for a dunk against Missouri in their “ rst-round game in the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Nashville, Tenn. [AP FILE PHOTOS] Florida States Trent Forrest defends as Louisvilles Dwayne Sutton drives during their second round game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on March 7 in New York. Special to WCN/HCTAMARIANNA „ The top-ranked Chipola Col-lege softball team (38-0, 10-0) will host the Chinese National Team, Wednesday, March 28, in a double-header at 2 and 4 p.m., at the Chipola field.Chipola is first in both the state and national polls with a perfect 38-0 record.Chipola swept North-west (3-0, 8-0) on March 24 to improve to 10-0 in Panhandle Conference play. In game one, Ally Clegg was 2 for 3 with a homerun. Clegg and Amy Woodham each had two stolen bases. Krystal Goodman earned the win on the mound with 11 strikeouts in 7 innings.In game two over Northwest, Clegg was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base. Morgan Goree earned the win with 5 strikeouts in 5 innings. On March 21, Chipola swept Tallahassee (7-0, 6-0). In game one, Candela Figueroa was 2 for 3 with 3 stolen bases. Krys-tal Goodman earned the win with 9 strikeouts in 7 innings.In game two, Figueroa was 3 for 4 with a stolen base. Goree picked up the win with 9 strikeouts in 6 innings.Chipola swept Gulf Coast (11-1, 4-1) on March 20. Barbara Woll was 2 for 3 with a homerun and 2 stolen bases. Goodman picked up the win with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings.In game two, Chipola beat Gulf Coast 4-1 behind the pitching of Morgan Goree. She had 7 strikeouts in 5 innings. Jordenne Gaten was 1 for 3 with a double.Chipola swept Pensacola (8-0, 9-0) in a March 17 double-header Ally Clegg led Chipola's offense in game one. She was 3 for 3 with a double, a triple and 4 RBI. Krys-tal Goodman earned the win on the mound with 8 strikeouts in 5 innings.In game two over Pen-sacola, Goree earned the win with 8 strikeouts in 6 innings. Jordenne Gaten and Alexis Grampp both went 2 for 2. Brook Farrow had a homerun.Chipola swept Northwest in their conference opener (10-2, 9-1) on March 13. Both games were short-ened due to the run rule.Chipola is first in both the state and national polls with a perfect 38-0 record.Chipola softball ranks at top, hosts Chinese national teamIn game one, Ally Clegg (pictured) was 2 for 3 with a homerun. Clegg and Amy Woodham each had two stolen bases. [SPECIAL TO WCN/HCTA]

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** A12 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County News SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFGRAND RAPIDS, MICH.G League player dies after collapsing during gameZeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons G League affili-ate who collapsed on the court during a game over the weekend, died Monday.Upshaw, 26, died at a hospital, the Grand Rapids Drive said. No cause was disclosed. He collapsed Saturday night near the end of a game against the Long Island Nets.Upshaws mother, Jewel Upshaw, released a statement thanking the team and fans. Team owner Steve Jbara says the Grand Rapids area was fortunate to enjoy Upshaws commitment to the community, espe-cially children.Upshaw had scored 11 points to help the Drive earn a playoff spot with the 101-99 victory Saturday.He was in his second season with the Drive. The 6-foot-6 guard/ forward from Chicago played three seasons at Illinois State University and finished his college career at Hofstra.SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.Ex-All-Star Belle booked on exposure chargeFormer Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder Albert Belle was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and extreme driving under the influence outside a soccer stadium in Arizona, the Salt River Police Department said Monday.Belle, 51, was taken into custody Sunday after tribal police received reports that two men exposed them-selves to two adults and two children in the park-ing lot of the Phoenix Rising Soccer Club Sta-dium on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community bordering Scottsdale, Arizona.Original reports said Belle was arrested during a spring training game.According to Salt River police, officers stopped Belle because his vehicle matched the description of the two men in the indecent exposure call. He and another adult, who has not been named, were arrested.MINNEAPOLISRyder Cup returns to Minnesota in 2028The Ryder Cup will return to Hazeltine in 2028, the first time a U.S. course will host the showcase event a second time.The PGA of America announced the decision Monday. In 2016 at the layout in Chaska outside Minneapolis, the U.S. beat Europe 17-11 for its first victory in eight years.The 2016 event fea-tured perfect fall weather, huge galleries and an American victory after three consecutive losses. This falls Ryder Cup is outside Paris, followed by Whistling Straits in Wis-consin in 2020, Rome in 2022, Bethpage on Long Island in New York in 2024 and Olympic Golf Club in San Francisco in 2032. The Associated Press By Barry WilnerThe Associated PressORLANDO, Fla. „ Thats a catch.Mention the names Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Zach Miller and Jesse James, and what looked, sounded and felt like a catch wasnt one. If NFL owners pass a proposal from the powerful competition committee, those will be receptions in the future.According to committee chairman Rich McKay and league officiating director Al Riveron, its time. We want to take these great catches and make them into catches,Ž Riveron said Monday at the NFL meetings, where the owners likely will vote Tuesday on the adjust-ments to the catch rule.Such phrases as slight movement of the ballŽ and surviving the groundŽ will disappear, and fans, players and coaches will get the fulfilment of knowing what they were sure was a reception actu-ally is.The committee looked at dozens of plays dozens of times. They discovered that the previous attempts to clarify what is a catch only confused the issue. So much so that the language of the rules was getting in the way of making the proper call.Every time, we tried to add language to cure a situation,Ž said McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons and that did not serve us well.We felt like the word slight was getting people caught up. Its really loss of control. If you lose control of the ball, then you havent satisfied (the process). If you have movement of the ball but havent lost control of it, then you still have it.ŽAdded Riveron: If we see total loss of control, thats the way were going to rule it. But we under-stand there are situations where the ball is going to move. We have to see loss of control.ŽMcKay pointed to touchdown receptions by Alshon Jeffery and Corey Clement in the Super Bowl. In both cases, the ball moved a bit in the receivers hands. In both cases, though, on-field officials, then Riveron handling the video review, determined there was possession throughout.Those are catches,Ž he said, noting that under current language in the rules, the ground trumped everything. It didnt make a lot of sense.ŽThe committee examined plays back to the 1990s and early 2000s, including a pass to the Jets Wayne Chrebet in which McKay said the film was so grainy you could barely make it out.Ž He mentioned Bert Emanuels non-reception in the 1999 NFC title game when the tip of the ball touched the ground even though Emanuel had it in his clutches.NFL weighs changes to catch rule Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani works against the Milwaukee Brewers during the “ rst inning of a Feb. 24 spring training game in Tempe, Ariz. [BEN MARGOT/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] By Jay CohenThe Associated PressCHICAGO „ Aaron Judge. Cody Bellinger. Andrew Ben-intendi. Paul DeJong. The list goes on and on.Last years rookie class was one of the best in baseball his-tory. Topping that group of sluggers will be quite a chore, but here is a closer look at some touted prospects hoping to make a name for themselves this year:€ RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels: The 23-year-old Ohtani is trying to become the first player in nearly 100 years to play regularly as a pitcher and hitter, but he had mixed results during spring training. Ohtani spent the previous five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters, show-ing off a big fastball and a powerful bat. € OF Ronald Acuna, Atlanta Braves: The future is now for the crown jewel of Atlantas loaded farm system after Matt Kemp was traded to the Dodgers in December. The 20-year-old Acuna will begin the season at Triple-A Gwinnett, pushing back his eligibility for arbitration, but its only a matter of time before he is up with the Braves after he hit .325 with 21 homers, 82 RBIs and 44 steals over three minor league stops last year.€ OF Victor Robles, Washington Nationals: Robles, another ath-letic 20-year-old outfielder in the NL East, made his major league debut last September and got into two playoff games in the first round against the Cubs. The Nationals have Bryce Harper, Adam Eaton and Michael A. Taylor in the out-field, but Robles could get into the mix if there are any injuries.€ OF Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox: Jimenez, who was slowed this spring by left knee tendinitis, is widely regarded as baseballs top hitting pros-pect. He was acquired in last summers Jose Quintana trade with the crosstown Cubs „ destined to be a barroom debate in Chicago for years to come „ and batted .312 with 19 homers and 65 RBIs for three minor league teams in 2017.€ C Francisco Mejia, Cleveland Indians: Cleveland loves Mejias bat so much it is trying the catcher in a couple differ-ent spots to help carve out a place for him in the majors. He played third base in the Arizona Fall League and will begin this year with Triple-A Columbus so he can spend time in the outfield. The Indians have a strong catching tandem with Roberto Perez and Yan Gomes, but Mejia could be back in the majors this summer if he shows the ability to play multiple positions.€ RHP Alex Reyes, St. Louis Cardinals: The 23-year-old Reyes could return in May after he hurt his elbow in spring training a year ago, leading to Tommy John surgery. Whether he works as a starter or reliever, he could provide a big lift for St. Louis after he went 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 46 innings in his first major league action in 2016.€ INFs Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar, New York Yan-kees: Not a lot of room in New Yorks infield after the Yankees traded for Brandon Drury and signed Neil Walker, but Torres and Andujar could help at some point this summer. Torres hit .309 in 23 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year before he was shelved by a season-ending elbow injury, and Andujar looked great this spring.€ RHP Walker Buehler and OF Alex Verdugo, Los Angeles Dodgers: The hard-throwing Buehler and Verdugo will begin the year with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but they could play a role as Los Angeles tries for its sixth straight NL West title. Buehler had a 7.71 ERA in eight relief appearances as a September call-up for the Dodgers, and Verdugo also made his major league debut last year.€ OF Jesse Winker, Cincinnati Reds: The 24-year-old Winker hit .298 with seven homers and 15 RBIs in 47 games in his first major league action last summer. The rebuilding Reds have a bit of a crowd in the out-field with Adam Duvall, Scott Schebler and Billy Hamilton, but they are going to want to see if Winker can deliver on his potential.€ OF Austin Hays, Baltimore Orioles: Hays, who was ham-pered by a shoulder injury this spring, was promoted to the majors for the first time last September and hit .217 with a homer and eight RBIs in 20 games. The 22-year-old Hays, a third-round pick in the 2016 draft out of Jacksonville University, has big-time power, belting 32 homers in the minors last season.Angels Ohtani among 2018 rookies to watchWashington Nationals Victor Robles rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a March 2 spring training game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. [JEFF ROBERSON/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A13 PROTEINEXERCISE NUTRITION ADVICEProper nutrition is a key component of any athletes performance. Here are a few recommended practices from IncredibleEgg.org: € Before a workout, load up on whole grains and protein to keep you fueled. Remember, your muscles rely on mainly carbohydrates, but also protein for sustained energy during activity. € A er physical activity, include protein-rich foods like eggs in a postworkout sandwich to help your recovery. Research indicates eating a mix of carbs and protein promotes muscle repair and optimal recovery. HEALTHY EATINGSWITCH UP YOUR ROUTINEIf youve been sticking to the same healthy eating routine since Jan. 1, changing things up is critical to staying motivated. SeaPak recommends infusing fresh avor into mealtime or enroll in a new tness class to update your workout regimen. SLOW COOKINGTOP TIPSThese tips from MidwestLiving. com will give you the skills needed for most slow cooker recipes. Ingredients: Thaw meat in the fridge before cooking. Cut veggies the same size so they cook evenly. Size: A 5-quart slow cooker is usually big enough. Food should reach halfway to twothirds up the side. Patience: When you li the lid to check on food, you let heat out and add 20 to 30 minutes to your cooking time. FOODBy Ari LeVauxMore Content NowSpring is on the march, but winter isnt done with us yet. That means that I am not done with soup. At the winter market last week, I found carrots, onion and celery root, which are all I need to make anything into soup. Together, these ingredients constitute mirepoix (meer-PWAH), a chopped mixture of aromatic vegetables used as a base for many a soup and sauce. There are many regional variations of mirepoix that go by different names and involve the occasional substitution of ingredients (leek for onion here, bell pepper for carrot there). Today well stick with the French way, which is how I learned about it. This may be the closest thing to a French cooking lesson you will ever get from me, as I discuss how mirepoix can be used to enhance two easy soup recipes. Cheaters Chicken Soup makes use of rotisserie chicken (one of my favorite ingredients) and mirepoix. The other recipe, Haut Ramen (thats Top RamenŽ in French), employs mirepoix in the preparation of packaged Ramen noodle soup. Because both recipes include the part where you have to make the mirepoix, lets review that process: Trim and mince equal parts onion, carrot and celery (or celery root, aka celeriac). If using celery stalks, include the leaves. Cut it all into consistently sized chunks, large or small as the recipe calls for. (The Haut Ramen recipe requires a brunoise, which is French for finely diced.Ž Making brunoise is a technique thats more effectively shown than described, so check it out on YouTube.) Cheaters Chicken Soup€ Rotisserie chicken, whole or partial (or a home-baked chicken if you have the foresight) € Mirepoix (larger chunks) € Tomato, canned or frozen € Spicy things (optional; my preference is pickled jalapeos) € Salt, soy sauce, “ sh sauce, garlic powder, herbs and other ” avorings € Olive oil or butter Gain control of the remains of the chicken, pull it into pieces, and remove the bones. Snip the bones and tendons into small pieces with cooking scissors, and place them into a pasta basket or similar arrangement that can be submerged in boiling water, along with its contents, and just as easily be removed from the water. One could also put the chicken skin in the pasta boiler to make the soup more oily, if thats your thing. Heat the water and simmer the bones while you get the rest of your mise en place, which is French culinary-speak for arranging your cooking materials. The next step is to cut the mirepoix and saut it gently in olive oil, allowing a mild brown to develop. While the mirepoix is browning and bones are simmering, cut or pull the chicken meat apart to the consistency you wish, and add the meat to the browning mirepoix, allowing it all to cook together for a moment. This would be a good time to play around with herbs and spices. I like thyme, but you could go ginger/ lemongrass, or my moms favorite: dill. The soup can be taken in many directions at this point. Remove the pasta basket with bones inside, add the mirepoix and chicken to the pot, and replace the basket of bones back in the pot. At this point, I add some frozen tomatoes from last summers stash to the basket, so the tomato skins can be removed along with the bones and skin. I also add a pickled jalapeo or two, allowing it to contribute gentle heat and acidity to the pot without getting lost and giving someone a hot surprise. The soup will be ready as soon as the carrots are soft enough to eat. But if possible, take a little extra time and let everything cook together for an hour or so. As it cooks, tweak the seasonings as necessary: a little salt here, a bit of garlic powder there, a lil soy sauce, a squirt of “ sh sauce, squeeze of lime „ until it tastes right. Then drop a dollop of mayo on that masterpiece, and youve got some evidence in hand that sometimes cheaters do win.Haut Ramen€ 1 package of ramen (preferably the good stuff, like Sapporo Ichiban) € 1 cup mirepoix, equal parts carrot, celery and onion, chopped into brunoise € Sesame oil € Seaweed (a ripped-up sheet of nori, or furikake seasoning) € Egg (optional) Heat the water. Add brunoise mirepoix and ” avor packet from the ramen. When the water returns to a boil, add the noodles. When the noodles are done, add your egg, if using. Wait a moment, then turn off the heat. Leave the egg whole, or give it a minimal stir with a fork, depending on how you like your yolk, then put the lid on for two or so minutes. Remove the lid. If egg is done to your liking, sprinkle with seaweed, drizzle with sesame oil, and start slurping. Now that you have a taste of the mirepoix possibilities, try to include it elsewhere. Soup starterFresh mirepoix elevates even the topmost of ramen Mirepoix „ a combination of chopped carrots, onion and celery root „ can be used as a base for many soups and sauces. [ARI LEVAUX] This may be the closest thing to a French cooking lesson you will ever get from me, as I discuss how mirepoix can be used to enhance two easy soup recipes.

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 B1CELEBRATE By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ When you think of a garden, you think of something that's station-ary. But, one local garden club has traveled across the county and surrounding areas to enhance and inform the gar-dening experience."The Garden Club is a fun thing to do it doesn't mean you have to dig in the dirt all day long," said Chipley Garden Club President Debbie Mitchell. "Part of it is just the fellowship and enjoy-ing each other's company."The club recently visited a number of local sites, includ-ing southern Washington County's Holmes Valley, which is known for its native pine used to build some of the areas more historic sites, as well as, its hills and val-leys. The club also visited the azalea garden at Dothan Area Botanical Gardens a garden-ers dream. Next month the club plans to visit Dellwood Amaryllis Flower Gardens in Dellwood, Fla., which is home to about 5,000 potted ama-ryllis bulbs and plants.Of Washington County's best kept secret, Mitchell, a native who returned in her retirement after 40 years, pointed to the natural scenery. She said she joined Chipley Garden Club five years ago as a person who wasn't interested in gardening; but, has since learned a lot and looks forward to the meetings and opportunities to "share the experience from the natural world.""We promote planting, we hope everybody enjoys seeing things bloom," she added.The club has an upcoming annual English Tea and fun-draiser. Notable garden writer, designer and horticultural consultant Harvey Cotten will be the keynote speaker at the annual English Tea to be held at 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, April 21. The event will be held in the John Wesley Building at First United Methodist Church of Chipley. Cotten will speak on the topic of easy gardening at 10:20 a.m.Tickets cost $15 each. Seating is limited and are by reservation only. To reserve your ticket, call Chipley Garden Club President Debbie Mitchell at 850-638-0546.The club currently has 34 active members. It's next monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, April 4.Traveling Chipley Garden Club annual English Tea announcedChipley Garden Club visits Valley Traditions. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] A view of Holmes Valley. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Notable garden writer, designer and horticultural consultant Harvey Cotten will be the keynote speaker at the annual the Chipley Garden Clubs annual English Tea to be held next month. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]

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** B2 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Alex VeigaThe Associated PressNews that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.Technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which powered the Dow Jones industrial average to a gain of nearly 670 points. Microsoft was the biggest gainer in the 30-company Dow and the Standard & Poors 500 index, climbing nearly 8 percent.Banks also notched solid gains, benefiting from a pickup in bond yields. Retailers, consumer goods companies and health care stocks were among the big gainers.The market rebound followed the worst week for U.S. stocks in two years as investors traded last weeks jitters for a more opti-mistic outlook on trade, and an opportunity to buy.Certainly nothings settled,Ž said Rob Haworth, senior investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. Investors are still viewing this as a glass half-full market and a constructive economy, so its not surprising to see them buy on value here, buy on dips to try to rebuild their positions.ŽThe Standard & Poors 500 index rose 70.29 points, or 2.7 percent, to 2,658.55. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 669.40 points, or 2.8 percent, to 24,202.60. The Dow lost more than 1,400 points last week and is still down slightly for the year.The Nasdaq added 227.88 points, or 3.3 percent, to 7,220.54. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 33.63 points, or 2.2 percent, to 1,543.72.All told, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their best one-day gains since August 2015, making up slightly more than half of the markets losses on Thursday and Friday.Global stock markets fell sharply last week amid fears of a trade war after President Donald Trump announced duties on $60 billion worth of Chinese goods in a dispute over technology policy. On Friday, Beijing released a $3 billion list of U.S. goods targeted for pos-sible retaliation over an earlier U.S. tariff hike on steel and aluminum imports. That prompted fears the spat might depress trade worldwide and set back the global economic recovery.Those fears eased Monday, after Chinas government said it is open to negotiating with Washington. That announcement followed a news report indicating that U.S. officials have submitted a list of market-open-ing requests.US stocks rally; Dow claws back lost groundBy Michelle ChapmanThe Associated PressRemington, the storied gun maker that began turning out flintlock rifles when there were only 19 states in the Union, has filed for bankruptcy reor-ganization amid years of slumping sales and legal and financial pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre.In papers filed Sunday in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, Remington outlined a plan to turn over control to its creditors and continue operating with up to $100 million from lenders. It remains unclear what will happen to its 3,500 or so employees as it tries to put its finances in order.Remington, whose roots go back to 1816, when the Western frontier beckoned, saw its debts mount with the election of President Donald Trump, who has called himself a true friendŽ of the National Rifle Association but whose victory ended years of panic-buying by people afraid a Democrat in the White House would crack down on guns.In 2017, firearm background checks, a good barometer of sales, declined faster than in any year since 1998, when the FBI first began compiling such data.The Madison, North Carolina, companys production of one of the best-known weapons in the world, the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, has also proved problematic. The young man who killed 20 first-graders and six educators in the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut in 2012 used a Bushmaster.An AR-15-style weapon made by a different manufacturer, Smith & Wesson, was used last month in the rampage at a Parkland, Florida, high school that left 17 people dead. That attack has led to huge protests around the country and a new student-led movement to tighten gun laws.Remington was sued by victims families after the Sandy Hook tragedy. That lawsuit was dismissed because of broad immunity granted to the gun industry, but the Connecticut Supreme Court is weighing whether to reinstate it.Some investors decided after Sandy Hook that they wanted nothing to do with the Remington. Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm tha t acquired Remington in 2007 as gun sales began to boom, tried to sell it less than a week after the shooting. There were no takers.In filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganiza-tion, Remington Outdoor Co. said it would give holders of a $550 million loan to the company an 82.5 percent stake. Other creditors would get the rest.The industry has been hurt by another trend: A large percentage of guns in the U.S. are owned by an increasingly small group of people.A recent study by Harvard University and Northeastern University found that the number of privately owned guns in America grew by more than 70 million „ to approximately 265 mil-lion „ between 1994 and 2015. But half of those guns are owned by only 3 percent of the population. That small base of what are sometimes referred to as super-ownersŽ has made the industry more unstable.In 2015, Colt Holdings Co., another storied gun maker, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Likewise, profits at Sturm, Ruger & Co. are under pressure, and its stock is down 18 percent this year.Some of Wall Streets heaviest hitters are step-ping into the national debate on guns.BlackRock „ a major shareholder in Sturm Ruger, American Outdoor Brands and Vista Outdoor Brands „ announced about a week after the Parkland shooting that it wanted to speak with the three firearms makers about their responses to the tragedy.The firm is also looking into creating new invest-ment funds that exclude gun makers and retailers.Remington shoots for bankruptcy protectionMARKET WATCHDow 24,202.60 669.40 Nasdaq 7,220.54 227.88 S&P 2,658.55 70.29 Russell 1,543.72 33.63 NYSE 12,433.10 255.40COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,354.40 5.10 Silver 16.632 .102 Platinum 950.40 2.00 Copper 2.9605 .0240 Oil 65.55 0.33MARKET MOVERS€ Lowes Cos.: Up $5.53 to $89.30. The home improvement retailer said longtime Chairman and CEO Robert Niblock will retire. € Microsoft Corp.: Up $6.60 to $93.78. Technology companies made some of the largest gains as the market recovered some of its recent losses.BRIEFCASEBEIJINGChina open to talks with US amid tariff spatChinas government said Monday it is open to negotiating with Washington amid a spiraling tariff dispute following a news report American officials have submitted a list of market-opening requests.A foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chu-nying, didnt confirm the report by The Wall Street Journal but said at a regu-lar briefing, Our door for dialogue and discussion is always open.ŽALBANY, N.Y. Wall Street average bonus topped $184K in 2017A second consecutive year of soaring profits on Wall Street pushed the average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City to more than $184,000 in 2017, New York states top elected fiscal officer reported Monday.The average bonus paid to brokers rose 17 percent to $184,220, Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. Pretax profits for the Wall Street broker-dealer operations of New York Stock Exchange member firms „ the traditional measure of securities industry profits „ jumped 42 percent to $24.5 billion, the highest level since 2010, according to DiNapoli.LISBON, PORTUGALSpain busts cybercrime gang after $1.2B spreePolice in Spain have captured a cybercrime gang made up of Ukrainians and Russians that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from financial institutions worldwide in a five-year spree, authorities said Monday.The gangs alleged mastermind, identified as a Ukrainian and named only as Denis K.,Ž was arrested in the coastal city of Alicante, 220 miles southeast of Madrid, according to statements issued by Spanish police and European Union law enforcement agency Europol.Three suspected accom-plices, said to be Russian and Ukrainian, were also arrested, Spanish authori-ties said. The Associated Press BUSINESS Remington ri” e cartridges are displayed at the 35th annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas in 2013. [JULIE JACOBSON/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS & SOCIETY CROSSWORDJustin and Amy Paul would like to announce that their son, Dallas Jones, graduated from the Navy Recruit Train-ing Command Friday, March 23. Dallas is a 2017 graduate of Chipley High School. After graduation he will begin Naval Nuclear Engineer training in Charleston, South Carolina. He has one brother, Dakota Francis, who graduated Navy Recruit Training Command in 2017, and one sister, Madison Paul.Chipley HS grad completes Navy Recruit Training CommandDallas Jones April4: Report Cards go Out 20: Progress ReportsMay8: Florida Panhandle Technical College Graduation 22: Chipley High School Senior Awards at 5:30 p.m. 22: Vernon High School Senior Awards at 7:30 p.m. 24: Chipley High School Graduation 25: WISE Graduation 25: Last Day of School (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 25: Vernon High School Graduation 28: Memorial Day (All Personnel Out) 29-30: Post Planning Days for Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel)June11: Report Cards go Out 2018 WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR Special to The NewsMARIANNA „ Chi-pola College made history March 17 when the colleges Brain Bowl team captured the Florida Col-lege System Activities Association State Cham-pionship. It is the schools eighth state title.Chipolas Blue Team went 10-0 in the state tournament beating Valencia in overtime in the championship round. Trailing by 175 points at the break, Chipola mounted a second-half surge to win the championship by the score of 530-395. Blue Team members are: Hunter Davis, who finished second in overall scoring and Katie Everett, who finished fifth overall, Alex Tharp and Garrett McDaniel.Chipolas eight state titles breaks the previous records set by Valencia and Broward Colleges both of which have won seven.Chipola won seven straight State Champion-ships from 2008 to 2015 and has won three Community College National ChampionshipsChipola Gold finished with a 3 -6 record in the state tournament. Michael Young finished 12thoverall in individual scoring. Other Gold Team members are: Hayden Church, Caroline Gilley and Mathew Pelham.Chipola Brain Bowlis currently the No. 1 Community College team in the nation. Chipola did not lose a single match against a community col-lege teams during their fall season. The team won the Florida Gateway Open, the Erik Korray Open and the Delta Burke Tournament this Fall. The team practices year round under the direction of coach Stan Young and assistant coach Dr. Robert Dunkle. Both coaches are members of the FCSAA Hall of Fame.Chipola next plays at the International Championship Tournament in Chicago onApril 14. Chipola will be one of the four community colleges playing for the four-year college title.Chipola brain bowl wins state championshipChipola College made history March 17 when the colleges Brain Bowl team captured the FCSAA State Championship, the schools eighth state title. Members of the Chipola College State Champion Brain Bowl team are (from left to right): Assistant Coach Dr. Robert Dunkle, Head Coach Stan Young, Hunter Davis, Katie Everett, Alex Tharp and Garrett McDaniel. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ One local band is poised to compete at the state level.In it's 26th consecutive year, Chipley High School's symphonic band earned a superior rating at the Florida Bandmas-ters Association District 2 Concert Band Music Per-formance Assessment. The assessment was held March 8."I am very humbled by the strong team effort and high level of musical per-formance that this years band has achieved, both on the football field and in the concert hall," said CHS Band Director Rich-ard Davenport.By earning superior ratings and A's in every subcategory, the band qualified to compete at the FBA State Concert Band Performance Assessment to be held at the Panama City Civic Center on May 1 and 2. The CHS Symphonic Band is scheduled to per-form at 3 p.m. on May 2.At the district-level assessment, the band performed in front of audiences along with 24 other bands from surrounding counties. The 50-member CHS ensemble performed Karl Kings "Big Four March", "Air from County Derry" arranged by Joseph Kriens, and Charles Carters "Symphonic Overture." The program was evaluated by a panel of three judges who assigned the band a supe-rior rating, which is the highest rating possible. The band also received a superior rating from the adjudicator in the sight-reading room, where the band performed a march and an overture for the first time, having never seen either piece of music before entering the room.The achievement of 26 consecutive years of superiors also signals that the band's senior class will have graduated in a position where they have earned superior ratings at every district marching and concert band event in their CHS career a testament to the tradition of excellence the students have maintained in the CHS Band program.The symphonic band will spend the next few weeks preparing for State MPA, and for their annual Spring Concert to be held 6 p.m. Friday, May 11 in the CHS auditorium. Admission is free.CHS symphonic band quali es for State Chipley band performs at a Florida Bandmasters Association assessment. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]

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** B4 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ One church gave back in a way that sent locals on their way.Members of Rivertown Commu-nity Church, 1317 State Park Road, spent their Saturday morning assist-ing customers at convenience store Orange Hill Express, 982 Orange Hill Road,with paying for and pumping gas, also, washing vehicle windows.We felt this was a way we could help anyone in the community,Ž Pastor Isaac Fuentes said. With this event, anyone can receive a blessing, regardless of their [socio-economic status] or personal situation. We want to connect with and serve our community.Ž The church paid the difference in gas per gallon, reducing the actual gallon cost to $1.74.Church pumps, pays for gas as community outreachCaleb Weiler pumps Carol Wyatts gas at Orange Hill Express gas station Saturday where Rivertown Community Church volunteered to pay for and pump customers gas, and clean their windows. [PHOTO CREDIT: CAROL WYATT] Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ The life, death and resurrec-tion of Jesus will be depicted in an upcoming special program by one local church.The First Freewill Baptist Church, 1387 South Blvd., will present The Easter Expe-rienceŽ on Friday and Saturday nights, March 30 and 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The program allows attendees to walk through scenes from the story of Jesus life. Each part is 30 minutes. For more informa-tion call the church at 850-638-0598.Church presents a walk through of the Easter storyScenes from the Easter Experience.Ž [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Share your experience with us!Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser would like you to share photos of your Easter scenes with us for our upcoming publication! Send photos of your Easter experience egg hunts, Easter Bunny visits, church plays, family portraits to news@chipleypaper.com. Be sure to include the names of everyone in the photo from left to right and a descrip-tion of what is happening in the photo. Deadline is Monday evening. Below is a list of upcoming Easter events: Chipley Community Easter egg huntCHIPLEY „ Chipley will host their Community Easter Egg Hunt from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednes-day, March 28 at Shivers Park, weather permitting. The egg hunt is for children ages birth to fifth grade. There will be games, grafts, door prizes, puppet shows and more. Bring your Easter basket for the hunt. There will also be free hot dogs and cheese pizza while supplies last. The Easter ExperienceCHIPLEY „ The First Freewill Baptist Church will present The Easter Experience at the Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. The program is a short walk through program in 30 minute increments. This program shows the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The church is located at 1387 South Boulevard in Chipley. For more information call First Freewill Baptist Church at 859-638-0598. Caryville Community Easter Egg HuntCARYVILLE „ Caryville will host their Community Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Sellers Park in Caryville. The egg hunt will begin at noon. There will be a DJ, door prizes, free face tattoos for the kids, a bounce house, rock painting and arts and crafts. There will be over 2,000 eggs there will also be golden eggs with cash prizes. Bring a lawn chair. Vendors will be present. New Hope Missionary Easter family day and picnicGREENWOOD „ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will host a Easter Family Day and Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31. There will be free food, an Easter egg hunt, horse rides, vendors, hay rides, face painting, music, pictures with Mr. Bunny and praise and worship. The church is located at EASTER EVENTS See EASTER, B7

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESMary Sue Depew, 67 of Graceville was called to her Heavenly home on Monday,March 19, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Sue was born November 14, 1950 to Gaston George Shiver, Jr and Wilma Esther Hall Shiver. A 1968 graduate of Graceville High School, Sue then went to college for medical transcription. She has worked in medical records for many years, working with Flowers Hospital, Campbellton-Graceville Hospital, Doctors Memorial Hospital and she retired from Rudd Family Healthcare. Sue was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved spending time with her family and sewing for them. Whether you were family or friend she always made time to send you a card for a special occasion or just to say she was thinking of you. Predeceased by her mother, Esther Shiver and one brother, Jerry Shiver. She is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years Liston BudŽ DePew (who always called her BabyŽ), one son Chief Christopher Scott Birge (Rhonda), father Gaston George Shiver, Jr., one brother Jimmy Shiver all of Graceville, one sister Lydia Depew (Ray), Columbus, IN, three grandchildren Tonya Eaton(Tyler), Ft. Myers, FL, Taylor Birge, Case Birge, Graceville; two great grandchildren Landon Eaton, Declan, Eaton, several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Home-going celebration was held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at Holmes Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Doug Hogg officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family receiveed friends at the church 10 a.m. until time of service. Flowers accepted or family request those wishing to make memorials to the Holmes Creek Youth Ministry 334 Cope Road Chipley, FL 32428. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. jamesandlipford.com.MARY S. DEPEWMr. Jamie Dee French, age 33, of Bonifay, Florida passed away March 21, 2018 at Destin Emergency Room in Destin, Florida. He was born December 19, 1984 in Dothan, Alabama. Jamie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James L. and Willie V. French and maternal greatgrandparents, John and L.E. Miller. Jamie is survived by his parents, Lonnie and Jean French of Bonifay, FL; brothers, Lucas French and Cody Truelove both of Grand Ridge, FL; maternal grandparents, Billy and Ellen Miller of Westville, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at 6:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2018, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Baxley officiating. Following the service memorialization was by cremation. The family received friends from 4-6 PM Saturday at Peel Funeral Home.JAMIE D. FRENCH Mrs. Rosie Elaine Marlowe, age 70, of Caryville, Florida passed away March 19, 2018 at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 1, 1948 in Holmes County Florida to the late Marvin Harcus and Camella Childree Harcus. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Marlowe was preceded in death by one sister, Viola Harcus and one brother, Glen Harcus. Mrs. Marlowe is survived by her husband of 53 years, Truman Marlowe, Sr. of Caryville, FL; three sons, Truman Marlowe, Jr. of Chipley, FL, James Marlowe of Caryville, FL and David Marlowe of Caryville, FL; one daughter, Leah Gardner and husband Doug of Tallahassee, FL; one brother, Floyd Harcus and wife Sue of Caryville, FL; one sister, Sharon Segers and husband Buford of Caryville, FL; four grandchildren, Cody Massa, Sidney Gardner, Samantha Gardner and Jennifer Marlowe. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 22, 2018, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold McKissic officiating. Interment followed in the Caryville City Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday at Peel Funeral.ROSIE E. MARLOWEMary Frances Marsh, 77 of Bonifay, Florida died on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Florida. Born Friday, September 16, 1940 in Black, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Esker Ray Simmons and the late Annie Mae Phillips Simmons. Surviving are sons, Joseph Marsh and Kurt Douglas Marsh of Bonifay, FL, daughters, Vickie Marsh of Bonifay, FL and Deborah Marlow of Bonifay, FL, brothers, Jimmy Simmons of Geneva, AL and Romaine Simmons of Geneva, AL, sister, Margie Thomas of Samson, AL; 4 grand children; 7 great grand children. Memorialization was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.MARY F. MARSHDonald Cecil McCabe, age 88, of Washington County Florida died March 20, 2018. A military service was held Monday, March 26, 2018, in the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida. Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, FL in charge of arrangementsDONALD C. MCCABEMr. Michael Shay McCormick, age 62, of Bonifay, Florida passed away March 20, 2018 at Doctors Memorial Hospital in Bonifay, Florida. He was born April 22, 1955 in Shreveport, LA. Mr. McCormick served faithfully 32 years with Bonifay Fire Department and worked 11 years with the Holmes County EMS. In 1995 he and his wife became the owners of Jerkins, Inc. He was a member of First Baptist Church Bonifay where he served as a deacon for many years. Shay enjoyed being a private pilot and spending time at the beach and on the bay. Shay was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Rayburn McCormick and a brother, Kevin McCormick. Shay is survived by his wife of 42 years, Terri Taylor McCormick of Bonifay, FL; his parents, Carol and Jackie Baggett of Bonifay, FL; two sons, Nicholas McCormick and Micah McCormick and wife Dena both of Bonifay, FL; four grandchildren, Taylor Shea McCormick, Racheal McCormick, Jewelianna McCormick and Alexzandrea Smith all of Bonifay, FL; two brothers, Lane McCormick and wife Leslie of Tallahassee, FL and Warren Bailey and wife Amber of Bonifay, FL; one sister, Lee Ann Swindle and husband Roger of Bonifay, FL; mother-in-law, Betty Taylor of Bonifay, FL; sister-in-law, Tracy Scott and husband Tim of Bonifay, FL; eight nieces and nephews, Seth Swindle and wife Whitney, Jeremy McCormick, Savannah Swindle, Jackson McCormick, Isabella Scott, Wallace Bailey, Meredith Bailey and Aaron Bailey; one greatniece, McClain Swindle. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Friday, March 23, 2018, at First Baptist Church with Rev. Seth Swindle, Rev. Shelly Chandler, Rev. Ike Steverson and Rev. Rodd Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends Friday from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Bonifay Fire Department, 809 South Waukesha Street, Bonifay, FL 32425 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 311 North Waukesha Street, Bonifay, FL 32425.MICHAEL S. MCCORMICK Esperanza (Hope) Valenzuela Pacher passed away on March 16, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born in Marathon, Texas on January 3, 1931 to Pedro and Paz Valenzuela. At an early age, her family moved 30 miles west to Alpine, Texas because it had the only high school in the area where Mexican-American children could attend and graduate from a secondary school. She received her college education at Texas Western University, now known as the University of Texas El Paso. She obtained her nursing degree and worked in El Paso. While working there she met John Pacher, Jr. and they were married on August 6, 1955. They had four children, Jean Pacher Adams (Michael) of Panama City, Florida; Joseph Pacher (deceased); Billy Pacher (Brenda) of Panama City, Florida; and James Pacher (Ryan) of Mobile, Alabama. Hope led an active life, moving often with John and her children as his Air Force career took them around the United States and overseas to bases in Libya, Germany and the Azores. She was preceded in death by her siblings Larry Valenzuela, Frank Valenzuela, Marie (Valenzuela) White and Pola Valenzuela. She leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Hope were held on March 24 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Chipley, Florida. Visitation started at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Catholic Mass at 10:30. After the Mass, there was a procession to the Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley, Florida where a short graveside service was held. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida are in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.ESPERANZA V. PACHERDon Wayne Sellers, 62, of Bonifay, died Thursday, March 22, 2018. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26, 2018. Sims Funeral Home directing.DON W. SELLERSDonald Miles Sims, 64 of Defuniak Springs, Florida died on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, Florida. Born Thursday, June 4, 1953 in Marianna, Florida, he was the son of the late Rudolph Sims and the late Norma Sellers Sims. Donald was a avid lover of motorcycles, fishing and frogs. Surviving is his long time girlfriend, Lea Ann Armstrong, brothers, David Sims and wife Rose of Bonifay, FL and Dale Sims and wife Barbara of Chipley, FL, sisters, Denice Dunn of Bonifay, FL and Debra Sasser of Chipley, FL, step children, Katrina Moss of Anna, TX, William Armstrong of San Diego, CA and Kelly Buccieri of Orlando, FL and nieces and nephews, Amy Sims Hewett, Jon Sims, Justin Sims, Shawn Sims, Jared Sasser, Corey Dunn and Chad Dunn. A Funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Sims Funeral Home located at 201 W. Pennsylvania Ave. Bonifay, Florida 32425 with the Rev. Tommy Moore and Rev. Ike Steverson officiating. Interment was in Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, FL. The family received friends from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Sims Funeral Home 201 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Bonifay, Florida.DONALD M. SIMSMrs. Iris Marlene Whitney, age 62, of Bonifay, Florida passed away March 19, 2018 in the Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, Florida. She was born July 11, 1955 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Robert Harris and Emma Lorene Marsh Harris. In addition to her parents, Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Rickey Whitney, II, one son, Nicholas Whitney and one brother, Larry Harris. Mrs. Whitney is survived by two sons, Jeremy Whitney and wife Haylei of Bonifay, FL and Richard Whitney, III of Panama City, FL; five brothers, Tim Harris of Westville, FL, Steve Harris and wife Susan of Bonifay, FL, Stanley Harris of Bonifay, FL, Dennis Harris of Bonifay, FL and Clint Harris of Bonifay, FL; five sisters, Karen Hendrix and husband Gerald of Westville, FL, Carolyn Hendrix of Bonifay, FL, Jean Bevens and husband Elmer of Bonifay, FL, Joan Biddle of Bonifay, FL and Judy Bailey and husband Bobby of Pensacola, FL; three grandchildren, Dustin Dickens and wife Kristina, Brandon Gilley and Addyson Whitney; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Harris Chapel Church with Rev. Mitch Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.IRIS M. WHITNEY CONTINUED ON B6

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** B6 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County NewsFranklin (Tony) Day, 83, of Bonifay, died Thursday, March 22, 2018. Funeral services were held on Friday, March 23, 2018. Interment followed at Bonifay Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing.FRANKLIN DAYLawrence Edgar Jenks, Jr., 81, of Bonifay, died Saturday, March 17, 2018. Memorialization wasby cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.LAWRENCE E. JENKS JR. Mrs. Ruby Gertrude Johnson Stafford passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the age of 95. Mrs. Stafford was born June 19, 1925 in Holmes County, FL to the late Lloyd Eugene and Robbie Lee Crawley Johnson. She worked at Van Heusen as an examiner and retired after many years of dedicated service. She was a member of the Hurricane Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Stafford loved to fish and enjoyed pretty flowers. She was known for her wonderful cooking. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three sisters, Bernice Thompson, Gladys Holland and Jean Suggs. Survivors include her husband of 77 years, Huston Stafford of Westville, FL; one daughter, Betty J. Stafford of Westville, FL; one son and daughter in law, Johnny and Glenda Stafford of Westville, FL; two grandchildren, Russell RustyŽ Stafford of Westville, FL and Andrew AndyŽ Stafford and wife Lee of Westville, FL; one sister, Marie Martin (Henry) of Geneva, AL; and several nieces, nephews and extended family. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 in the Chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with Rev. Jack Chancey officiating. Burial followed in the Hurricane Creek Cemetery with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. The family received friends Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were: Russell RustyŽ Stafford, Andrew AndyŽ Stafford, Don Martin, Cecil Thompson, Michael Stafford, and Drew Galloway. Warren~Holloway~Ward Funeral Home (334) 684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Continuing The Trust Youve Placed In UsŽ To sign a guest register, please visit www. whwfuneralhome.com.RUBY G. STAFFORDElton Ray Street Sr., age 88 of Tampa, FL passed from this life on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1930 to the late Ruben and Mary Street in Chipley, FL. Ray as his friends knew him was a resident of Wausau, FL for many years. He is survived by three children, Elton R. Street Jr., Rita Bradford and Arlene Hedges and three brothers, Jack Street, David Street and JW Street. Family received friends for visitation on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Funeral Services were held on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Brown funeral Home at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Earl Kirkland officiating. Interment followed at Hard Labor Creek Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www. brownfh.net.ELTON R. STREET SR. OBITUARIES |CONTINUED FROM B5 If you would like your Washington County church listed here, please send information to: news@chipleypaper.com. Due to space limitation, please only send regular church services. For special services, please send separate submission.Assembly of GodCorbin Road Assembly of God Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 105 Corbin Road in Chipley. Cords of Love Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is a 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2060 Bethlehem Road in Cottondale. Grace Assembly of God @ Chipley Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 567 North Main Street, Chipley New Bethany Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Shaky Joe Road just off Hig hway 280 at Hinsons Crossroads. New Life Fellowship Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 695 5th Street, Chipley. Wausau Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3537 Washington Street in Wausau.BaptistAbigail Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on Dawkins Street in Vernon. Berean Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1438 Nearing Hills Drive in Chipley. Blue Lake Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1405 Blue Lake Road in Chipley. Chipley First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service is at 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Discipleship Training is at 5 p.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday AWANA is at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Prayer Meeting Is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1300 South Boulevard Country Oaks Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 574 Buckhorn Boulevard Eastside Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at Highway 277 in Vernon. First Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1387 South Boulevard. Gap Pond Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1980 Gap Boulevard in Sunny Hills. Grace Baptist Chapel Mission Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 440 Lot E Second Street, Chipley. Holmes Creek Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service AWANA is at 5:30 p.m. and Bible Study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 335 Cope Road in Chipley. Holyneck Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located 3395 Cemetery Lane, Campbellton. Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 614 Bennett Drive in Chipley. Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1233 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. New Orange Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located on Alford Road in Washington County. New Prospect Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship services are at 11 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 5 p.m. Wednesday services supper is at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting, bible study and childrens classes start at 5:45. The church is located at 761 New Prospect Road in Chipley. Oakie Ridge Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Orange Hill Road and Gilberts Mill Road. Orange Hill Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible Study is as 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3485 Gainer Road in Chipley. Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship on the “ rst and third Sunday of the month is at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 816 Sunday Road in Chipley. Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1783 Piney Grove Road south of Chipley. Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located south of Bonifay at 1900 Pleasant Hill Road. Poplar Springs Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1098 Lovewood Road two miles east of Highway 77. Poplar Head Independent Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located on Poplar Head Road. Sand Hills Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6758 Highway 77. Shiloh Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 5:45 p.m. The church is located on Highway 277, three miles south of Highway 90 in Chipley. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3013 Moss Hill Road in Vernon. St. John Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 4156 St. Matthews Road in Caryville. Salem Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Church is located at 2555 Kynesville Highway in Alford. Sunny Hills First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Unity Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3274 River Road in Vernon. Vernon First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2888 Church Street in Vernon. Wausau First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3493 Washington Street in Wausau.CatholicSt. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church Sunday Mass is at 11 a.m. Tuesday Mass is at 9 a.m. The church is located at 1664 Main Street in Chipley. St. Theresa Catholic Church Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday Mass is at 8 a.m. Saturday Mass is at 5 p.m. Adoration is the “ rst Friday after 8 a.m. Mass. The church is located at 2071 Sunny Hills Blvd and the Rectory is located at 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard in Sunny Hills.Church of ChristChipley Church of Christ Sunday morning bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1295 Brickyard Road in Chipley. Spirit-Filled Church of God in Christ Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Tuesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2128 Pate Pond Road in Caryville.EpiscopalGrant Tabernacle AME Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 577 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chipley. St. John AME Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph AME Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1401 Monroe Shef“ eld Road, Chipley. St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Jackson Community Road. St. Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1035 St. Mary Road, in Caryville. St. Matthews Episcopal Church Morning worship is at 9 a.m. The church is located on Highway 90 west in Chipley.EvangelisticVernon Evangelistic Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 79 in Vernon. Caryville Evangelistic Center Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Wrights Creek Road in Caryville, just north of Highway 90.HolinessHarris Chapel Holiness Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located eight miles north of Caryville on Highway 179.WASHINGTON COUNTY CHURCH LISTINGSSee CHURCHES, B7

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 B7 B7 3-3454 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 18000013CPAXMX IN RE: ANCILLARY ESTATE OF JUDITH B. BOWMAN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Florida estate of Judith B. Bowman, deceased, whose date of death was October 20, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the ancillary personal representative and the ancillary personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 21, 2018. Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative: Ancillary Personal Representative: Howard S. Krooks, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 943231 ELDER LAW ASSOCIATES PA 7284 W. Palmetto Park Road, Suite 101 Boca Raton, FL 33433 Telephone: (561) 750-3850 Fax: (561) 750-4069 E-Mail: hkrooks@elderlawassociates.com Secondary E-Mail: lrubin@elderlawassociates.com Carl R. Bowman 12 Hubbard Place Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 Secondary E-Mail: lrubin@elderlawassociates.com March 21, 28, 2018 3-3465 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA -PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-19-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF CECIL W. RICHARDSON, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CECIL W. RICHARDSON, deceased, whose date of death was January 2, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division the address of which is P.O. Box 647, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 21, 2018. Personal Representative: LISA RICHARDSON BENJAMIN S. ARMSTRONG Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 0609382 200 Grove Park Lane, Suite 670 Dothan, Alabama 36305 (334)793-2629 March 21, 28, 2018 3-3464 CITY OF CHIPLEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Chipley City Council will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING regarding adoption of the following ordinance on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., at the City Hall Council Chambers, 1442 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 950 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 19, ENTITLED UTILITIESŽ; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Adoption of this ordinance will amend Chapter 19 -Utilities. All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to provide written and/or verbal comments on the matter under consideration. Any person requiring a special accommodation at this hearing because of disability or physical impairments should contact the City at (850) 638-6350, 48 hours prior to the hearing. For further information pertaining to the proposed ordinance, contact Dan Miner, City Administrator. March 28, 2018 3-3469 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Jack D Parrish 4340 Thomas Dr. Chipley, FL 32428 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are hereby notified to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Washington County, Florida no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. March 28, 2018 3-3470 PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 260-foot self-support communications tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is Hwy 77 & Blocker Church Road, Chipley, Washington County, FL 32428 Lat: [30-30-23.74], Long: [-85-39-24.81]. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is [A1099124]. March 28, 2018 4-3469 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY CASE NO 672018CP00021 IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWIN A. NICHOLSON, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWIN A. NICHOLSON, JR., deceased, Case Number 672018CP00021 is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 647, Chipley, Florida 332428. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 28, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative Greg Wilson Greg Wilson Law, LLC P. O. Box 986 Chipley, FL 32428 850-600-7088 Florida Bar No 0641480 greg@gregwilsonlaw.net Personal Representative Deidre Nicholson Roy 65 Bevic Drive Laper, MI 48446 March 28, April 4, 2018 Housekeeper to clean once every two weeks and do laundry. Call 547-4108. Spot Advertising works! e4291 Wintergreen Road in Greenwood. First Free Will Baptist Easter presentationCHIPLEY „ First Free Will Baptist Church of Chi-pley will present a live Easter Presentation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and Friday, March 30 and Satur-day, March 31 at 1387 South Blvd. The presentation will follow the life of Christ lead-ing up to his crucifixion, his death and resurrection. UMC of Bonifay Holy Week and Easter ServicesBONIFAY „ The United Methodist Church will host Holy Week and Easter services on the following: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25 … Easter Cantata and Palm Sunday services: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29 … Seder and Foot Washing Service: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 30 … Prayer Vigil: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31 … Easter Egg Hunt: Sunday, April 1 … 7 a.m. Early Sunrise Service (Outdoors): 8:30 a.m. Break-fast and at 10:50 a.m. Worship Service. The church is located at 202 North Oklahoma Street in Bonifay. For more infor-mation call 850-547-3785. Oak G rove Homecoming/ Easter servicePONCE DE LEON „ Oak Grove Baptist Church will hold Homecoming/Easter Services Sunday, April 1. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Special music will be provided by the youth. Lunch will be spread at noon. The church is located three miles east of Ponce de Leon. Sunrise serviceVERNON „ Unity Bap-tist Church will hold Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1. Breakfast will follow the service. The church is located at 3274 River Road, Hinsons Crossroads, in Vernon. For more informa-tion call 850-535-4669. Easter servicesARITON, ALABAMA „ Holmes Baptist Church in Ariton, Alabama will hold Easter services Sunday, April 1. Sunrise service will be a 6 a.m., a fellowship breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 8:30 a.m. and the Easter cantata He is RisenŽ presented by the adult choir will be held at 9:30 a.m. during the morning worship service. The church is located at 4671 Highway 51, north of Ariton, Alabama in Barbour County, Alabama. For more information call 334-372-2117. EASTERFrom Page B4 Johnson Temple First Born Holiness Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. Friday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 793 Orange Street, Chipley. Miracle Valley Spirit of Holiness Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located 3754 Bunyon Drive, off Hig hway 77 near Sunny Hills.MethodistChipley First United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. (contemporary service) and 11 a.m. (traditional service). The church is located at 1285 Jackson Avenue East Mount Zion United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday fellowship meal and Bible study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1590 Highway 173 in Graceville. Lakeview United Methodist Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. Thursday morning Bible Study 9 a.m. The church is located on Highway 279 near Five Points. New Hope United Methodist Church Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 10 a.m. The church is located at on Highway 79 in New Hope. New Vision United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday night supper is at 5:45. Wednesday Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Highway 77 and BlockerChurch Road in Greenhead. Orange Hill United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on Sunday Road just off Orange Hill Road. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. The church is located near Hinsons Crossroads. Vernon United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wausau United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on State Road 77PentecostalFirst United Pentecostal Church Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1816 Highway 90 in Chipley. Wausau Pentecostal Holiness Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:55 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2201 Pioneer Road in Wausau. Rock Hill Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Friday Night Worship is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 339 Rockhill Church Road in Chipley. Trinity Pentecostal Tabernacle Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Turnin Point Home of the First United Pentecostal Church Sunday School is at 1 p.m. Worship Service is at 2 p.m. Bible Study Thursday is at 7 p.m.PresbyterianChipley First Presbyterian Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, night sing-along is at 6 p.m. The church is located at Fifth Street and Watts Avenue Sunny Hills Presbyterian Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 3768 Country Club BoulevardOtherBonnett Pond Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2680 Bonnett Pond Road in Chipley. Christian Fellowship Center Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1458 Monroe Shef“ eld Road in Chipley. Christian Haven Sunday school is h at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Church of God by Faith Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday service is at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 3012 Church Street. Church of God of Prophecy Morning Worship is at 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1386 W. Jackson Avenue in Chipley. Courts of Praise Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1720 Clayton Road in Chipley. CHURCHESFrom Page B6

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B B 8 8 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | Washington County News NF-5036304 NF-5031562 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal  Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning  Emergency Tree Service  Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291  850-849-3825 Readers’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212 NF-5036305 NF-5032746JOEYS SPORTING GOODSBAIT & TACKLE, GUNS & AMMO, ACCESSORIES & SPORT CLOTHINGJOEY SELLERSJOEYSSPORTINGGOODS 2064 Holly Street Westville, Fla. 32464850-548-5055 NF-5031560 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available Chipley Housing AuthorityMaintenance Mechanic AssistantChipley Housing Authority has a Maintenance Mechanic Assistant positon available immediately. Duties include: Assist in making repairs on electrical systems, plumbing, refrigerators and gas equipment. Operation of proper tools, equipment, etc. to assist in performing necessary work needed to maintain the units, grounds and equipment. Assist with any contracted personnel. Perform roofing repairs, painting, grass cutting, making units ready for prospective tenants and assist with inspection of grounds and buildings. Submit written reports as required, attend meetings as assigned and other duties as assigned by supervisor. Must have and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License at all times. Must have dependable transportation. Must complete a physical exam and pre-employment drug test. Applications may be made at the office located at 1370 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley, Florida. Applications will be accepted until T uesday March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm. Chipley Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Seasonal Laborers Needed!Now hiring full-time, seasonal roadside weed-eating and litter removal laborers. Starting rate $11.00/hour. M-F with some Saturdays possible. Work performed in Bay and Calhoun counties. Please contact AARK Enterprises at 850 532 7645 or info@aarkenterprises.com using subject heading JOB. SERVICE TECHNICIAN CHIPLEYPowerSouth Energy Cooperative (PowerSouth) is seeking a Service Technician for the Transmission O&M Department at the Chipley District in Graceville, Florida. This position is responsible for performing maintenance and construction of transmission lines and also for performing inspection and general care of substation facilities. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must be able to demonstrate a potential for success in the Service Technician Training program by qualifying on an aptitude-based placement exercise and a behaviorally-based structured interview. Candidate must have the ability to climb transmission structures and perform tasks while at these heights. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to climb during the probationary period. Candidate must be capable of being put on PowerSouth’sswitching list within twenty-four (24) months and must have a valid driver’s license. Candidate must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within eighteen (18) months of employment (must be 21 years of age to obtain CDL). Employment is subject to a negative drug test, background check and completion of a comprehensive application for employment. PowerSouth offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program. Interested candidates who meet these requirements should apply on PowerSouth’s website at www .powersouth.com/careers by March 29, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled AVIATION Work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others Start here with hands-on training for FAA Certification Financial Aid if qualified Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill! Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www .Norwood Sawmills.com or call (800)578-1363 Ext. 300N Facilities SpecialistPosition Located in Chipley, FL. Visit www .paec.org Click on TeachNWFL and then PAEC Jobs Truck Driver Log Truck Driver wanted with a clean driving record. Call 850-956-2266 or 850-956-2215. Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 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. 2BR/1BA House for rent. Vernon area. 1st, last +deposit. $675.00/month. No pets, smoke free environment. Prefer mature adults. 850-326-2201. 3BR/1BA AC, For Rent, Wausau, No Pets, $600/MO and $600/Dep. Reference, 638-7601 For Rent 4BR/1.5BA, no pets, HUD approved. CH&A. Chipley. $700/MO, $700/DEP 850-638-7601. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2 Bedroom Mobile Home, Central Heat and Air, carport, very clean, nice location, paved road. $500/MO and $200/Security deposit. 850-625-6117 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/2BA, water/sewer and lawn service furnished. 3 miles east of Vernon on Pioneer Rd. No pets, don’t ask. 850-849-6842, 850-326-0528, or 850-638-9933. For Sale in Bonifay.2BR/1BA brickhome. New HVAC system, updated bath, fenced yard & storage building. Open house March 23& 24. 407-923-5200. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 J3’s Lawn and Palm, LLCRetired Military looking to maintain your Lawn, we also Pressure Wash. Call or text Kay or James at 850-768-4589 or 850-703-1706. Discount for more than one customer in your general area. 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. Do you need adependable, honest, caring and experienced home health provider or care giver for your love one. Then call Theresa at 850-326-6054. References upon request. These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. Classifieds work! These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers. Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains!

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The Weekly Advertiser | Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1 NF-5036304 NF-5031562 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal  Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning  Emergency Tree Service  Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291  850-849-3825 Readers’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212 NF-5036305 NF-5032746JOEYS SPORTING GOODSBAIT & TACKLE, GUNS & AMMO, ACCESSORIES & SPORT CLOTHINGJOEY SELLERSJOEYSSPORTINGGOODS 2064 Holly Street Westville, Fla. 32464850-548-5055 NF-5031560 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available Volume 89 Number 13 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018NF-5036465 Chipley Housing AuthorityMaintenance Mechanic AssistantChipley Housing Authority has a Maintenance Mechanic Assistant positon available immediately. Duties include: Assist in making repairs on electrical systems, plumbing, refrigerators and gas equipment. Operation of proper tools, equipment, etc. to assist in performing necessary work needed to maintain the units, grounds and equipment. Assist with any contracted personnel. Perform roofing repairs, painting, grass cutting, making units ready for prospective tenants and assist with inspection of grounds and buildings. Submit written reports as required, attend meetings as assigned and other duties as assigned by supervisor. Must have and maintain a valid Florida Drivers License at all times. Must have dependable transportation. Must complete a physical exam and pre-employment drug test. Applications may be made at the office located at 1370 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley, Florida. Applications will be accepted until T uesday March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm. Chipley Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Seasonal Laborers Needed!Now hiring full-time, seasonal roadside weed-eating and litter removal laborers. Starting rate $11.00/hour. M-F with some Saturdays possible. Work performed in Bay and Calhoun counties. Please contact AARK Enterprises at 850 532 7645 or info@aarkenterprises.com using subject heading JOB. SERVICE TECHNICIAN CHIPLEYPowerSouth Energy Cooperative (PowerSouth) is seeking a Service Technician for the Transmission O&M Department at the Chipley District in Graceville, Florida. This position is responsible for performing maintenance and construction of transmission lines and also for performing inspection and general care of substation facilities. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Candidate must be able to demonstrate a potential for success in the Service Technician Training program by qualifying on an aptitude-based placement exercise and a behaviorally-based structured interview. Candidate must have the ability to climb transmission structures and perform tasks while at these heights. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to climb during the probationary period. Candidate must be capable of being put on PowerSouth’sswitching list within twenty-four (24) months and must have a valid driver’s license. Candidate must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within eighteen (18) months of employment (must be 21 years of age to obtain CDL). Employment is subject to a negative drug test, background check and completion of a comprehensive application for employment. PowerSouth offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program. Interested candidates who meet these requirements should apply on PowerSouth’s website at www .powersouth.com/careers by March 29, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled AVIATION Work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others Start here with hands-on training for FAA Certification Financial Aid if qualified Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649 Housekeeper to clean once every two weeks and do laundry. Call 547-4108. SAWMILLS from only $4397.00-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill! Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www .Norwood Sawmills.com or call (800)578-1363 Ext. 300N Facilities SpecialistPosition Located in Chipley, FL. Visit www .paec.org Click on TeachNWFL and then PAEC Jobs Truck Driver Log Truck Driver wanted with a clean driving record. Call 850-956-2266 or 850-956-2215. Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 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. 2BR/1BA House for rent. Vernon area. 1st, last +deposit. $675.00/month. No pets, smoke free environment. Prefer mature adults. 850-326-2201. 3BR/1BA AC, For Rent, Wausau, No Pets, $600/MO and $600/Dep. Reference, 638-7601 For Rent 4BR/1.5BA, no pets, HUD approved. CH&A. Chipley. $700/MO, $700/DEP 850-638-7601. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2 Bedroom Mobile Home, Central Heat and Air, carport, very clean, nice location, paved road. $500/MO and $200/Security deposit. 850-625-6117 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/2BA, water/sewer and lawn service furnished. 3 miles east of Vernon on Pioneer Rd. No pets, don’t ask. 850-849-6842, 850-326-0528, or 850-638-9933. For Sale in Bonifay.2BR/1BA brickhome. New HVAC system, updated bath, fenced yard & storage building. Open house March 23& 24. 407-923-5200. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 J3’s Lawn and Palm, LLCRetired Military looking to maintain your Lawn, we also Pressure Wash. Call or text Kay or James at 850-768-4589 or 850-703-1706. Discount for more than one customer in your general area. 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. Do you need adependable, honest, caring and experienced home health provider or care giver for your love one. Then call Theresa at 850-326-6054. References upon request. These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. The Key to Savings Start here in Classifieds. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! Spot Advertising works! If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.

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2 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | The Weekly Advertiser PRICES GOOD MARCH 28 THRU APRIL 3, 2018 96 ¢ 88 ¢ $ 1 88 $ 17 95 $ 5 44 $ 2 98 $ 2 77 $ 3 77 98 ¢ $ 1 18 $ 10 95 88 ¢ $ 3 57 $ 1 88 $ 2 55 Cook's PremiumSMOKED SHANK PORTION HAMPer Lb Fresh Lean PremiumBONE-IN SIRLOIN PORK CHOPSPer Lb Family Pk Sanderson Farms Premium FRYER WINGS Per Lb Aunt Bessies PREMIUM SMALL RIBS 10 Lb Box Jimmy Dean PANCAKES & SAUSAGE 30 Oz Box Original or Blueberry Conecuh SMOKED SAUSAGE 1 Lb Pkg All Varieties Sunnyland HOTEL SLICED BACON 12 Oz Pkg Tennessee Pride SAUSAGE & BISCUITS 19 Oz Bag Sunnyland JUMBO MEAT FRANKS 1 Lb Pkg Piggly Wiggly Premium GRADE A FROZEN TURKEYS Per Lb Aqua South Premium USA FARM RAISED CATFISH FILLETS 2 Lb BagFresh FrozenBAKING HENSPer Lb USDA Choice BeefBONELESS TOP SIRLOIN STEAKSPer Lb Family PkSuper Fresh PremiumFRYER TENDERLOINSPer Lb Family Pk USDA Choice BeefBONELESS BOTTOM ROUND ROASTPer Lb 2 Pk1264 CHURCH AVENUE  CHIPLEY, FL  324286AM-7PM  7 Days a Week  850-638-1751WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT TYPOGRAPHICAL AND PICTORAL ERRORS. QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED. NONE SOLD TO DEALERS. WE DO NOT AC CEPT INTERNET PRINTED COUPONS.EBT Cardholders and WIC Vouchers Welcomed. Most Major Credit Cards Accepted 3 / 99 ¢ 75 ¢ $ 1 27 75 ¢ $ 3 48 $ 1 15 28 ¢ $ 1 77 Farm Grown YELLOW, WHITE OR BI-COLOR CORN IN HUSK Each California Crisp SLEEVED CELERY Each Farm Fresh WHITE SEEDLESS GRAPES Per Lb Farm Grown SNAP BEANS Per Lb Florida Grown NAVEL ORANGES 4 Lb Bag Fresh Express AMERICAN OR ITALIAN SALAD 9-11 Oz Bag Mississippi Grown SWEET POTATOES Per Lb Collards, Turnips or Mustard GEORGIA GROWN BAKER GREENS 1 Lb Bag Salted or Unsalted Land O Lakes Butter 1 Lb Box Corn, Peas, Beans Del Monte Vegetables 14.5-15.25 Oz Cans Jiffy Corn Mufn Mix 8.5 Oz Box Tropicana Orange Juice 59 Oz Btl Kraft Salad Dressings 16 Oz Btl Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 Gallon Ctn Shedd's Country Crock 45 Oz Tub Yellow or White McKenzie Corn 20 Oz Chub Frito-Lay Lays XL Chips 5-8 Oz All Purpose or Self Rising Martha White Flour 5 Lb Bag Coca-Cola Products 12 Pk Cans, 6 Pk 8 Oz Btls, 8 Pk 12 Oz Btls Cool Whip Frozen Topping 8 Oz Tub Duncan Hines Cake Mix 15.25 Oz Box Wesson Vegetable Oil 48 Oz Btl Sliced,Chunked,Crushed Dole Pineapple 20 Oz Can 18 Pack Busch or Busch Light 12 Oz Cans Kingsford Charcoal 7.7 Lb Bag $ 1 88 3 / $ 9 96 ¢ 98 ¢ $ 1 98 $ 1 22 $ 8 95 2 / $ 9 $ 2 77 68 ¢ 48 ¢ $ 2 95 $ 1 77 2 / $ 9 $ 2 77 78 ¢ $ 1 77 Our Beef is USDA Select or Higher. 40 LB CASE SWEET POTATOES $ 11 50 3 LB BAG FARM GROWN YELLOW ONIONS $ 1 15 COST PLUS 10% Closed Easter Sunday OF CHIPLEY, FLNF-5036702