** Volume 94 Number 83 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Local & State ..............A3 Opinion ....................A4 Kids Activities ............A5 Sports........................A8 Faith ........................A9 Classifieds ...............A10 @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 Â¢ chipleypaper.com A3Residential grants may be offeredA38,000 acres emblazes neighboring county Saturday, March 31, 2018 Washington County News Happy Easter!See a list of Easter events! A9 By Jacqueline Bostick The News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick email@example.comCHIPLEY Â… A beefed up law enforce-ment presence Friday night brought in a number of Spring Break arrests.Washington County SheriffÂs Office reported it increased patrols Friday night, focusing mainly on State Road 79 from Vernon to Ebro. Officials stated the extra patrols were prompted due to the increase of Spring Break traffic on route to Panama City Beach.ÂThe concern for the safety of our citizens is always at the Police hike patrol for Spring BreakSeveral arrests made in Friday night operationThomas Hadaway Lowe Earnest Staff ReportCHIPLEY Animal Control is requesting for someone to claim a horse it locatedTues-day on Hutchison Road.A notice from Washington County Animal Services Wednesday stated the agency received a complaint about a loosed horse on Hutchison Road. Animal Services impounded the horse and now requests for it to be claimed.The horseÂs Coggins were pulled. It appears to bein normal health, officials said. To claim it, contact Animal Services, located at 2300 Pioneer Road, or call 850638-6306. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.If the horse is not claimed within an alotted time period after advertising in the news-paper three days of each placement it will be sent to auction.Animal Control seeks horseÂs ownerView a photo gallery online at chipleypaper.com.By Diane M. Robinson The News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY Â… As the sun began to decline Wednes-day, hundreds of local children reached toward the grass at Shivers Park to collect eggs at the annual Community Egg Hunt.Area churches and other organizations came together for the community-wide event that featured face painting, various games, bunnies and of course a giant hunt of thousands of plas-tic eggs.Children up to the age for fifth grade were eligible to hunt eggs while older kids did games and Community hosts annual egg hunt[DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Sarah Grace Triplett, six months, smiled as she played with balloons at Shivers Park. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick firstname.lastname@example.orgCHIPLEY A report from the state's tourism marketing agency shows spending by out-of-state visitors in Washington County is con-tinuing to climb. Out-of-state direct visitor spending totaled $12.4 mil-lion in 2016, the most recent report from Visit Florida shows. Spending is up by $600,000 over the previous year and by $2.1 million from 2012."We do get people that come up here like the Cen-tral Florida market they come up here for weekends to get away, to do something relaxing in a different atmo-sphere," said Director of the Washington County Tourist Development Council Heather Lopez. "I think (out-of-area tourism) is slowly increasing."TDC: Out-of-state visitors make impact, bed taxes struggleStaff ReportCHIPLEY A school safety workshop will be held Monday.Washington County School Board will hold a workshop 4 p.m. Monday on school safety at the historic Chipley High School auditorium, 545 Brick-yard Road.The workshop comes in response to the recent alloca-tion of about $723,000 from the state to address school safety and mental health concerns. It is presumed the School Board will discuss how it will use the funding within the context of the intent for the funding.The funds came in the package signed by Governor Rick Scott earlier this month and is part of the $400 million distributed to school districts across the state as a part of a the school safety legislation signed into law following the shooting massacre of 17 people 14 students and three adults in Parkland last month.School safety workshop Monday See ARRESTS, A3 See VISITORS, A2School district responds to vandalismBy Diane M. Robinson The News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY Â… What has been speculated to be a senior prank at one local high school, has turned out to be a great deal more.A handful of students at Chipley High School ventured into vandalism and burglary when they entered a classroom before sunrise Tuesday to deliberately damage things. According to officials, the perpetrators entered the classroom through an unlocked window.Photos taken of the disarrayed classroom show tables and chairs turned upside down and out of order, a substance smeared on the teachers seat, clothes that officials believe were donated to Alleged ÂprankÂ goes awryThe bronze tiger, purchased and donated, by the CHS Class of 1967 was also a victim to the Âsenior prankÂŽ. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] See HUNT, A2 See VANDALISM, A2
** A2 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Washington County NewsThe Addison brothers served up smiles while waiting to hunt eggs. Pitcured from left are Carter, 2, Malachi, 1 and Nick, 2. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Six year old Brooklynn Brown sat patiently while getting her face painted at the annual egg hunt.[DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Economic impact of outof-state visitors (2016 analysis) 2016$12.4 million 2015$11.8 million 2014$11.7 million 2013$11.2 million 2012$10.3 million other activities.Dixie McClendon said she brought her two chil-dren to the event becauseit wasa safe and fun time for the kids.ÂI like that I can bring my kids here and know it is a safe place for them to be,ÂŽ she said. ÂThey always have fun and that is always a good thing.ÂŽWhen asked what her favorite thing is at the event, McClendonÂs three-year-old daughter Lakynn Whittington wittingly responded, ÂEggs.ÂŽItÂs that kind of comfort-ing and free atmosphere that reminds organizer Sherri Biddle why the event has continued for well over a decade.ÂThere is a ton of work for all the churches involved,ÂŽ said Biddle. ÂBut the end product of having all these local churches come together and provide such a great activity for our communi-ties children makes all of it worth it.ÂŽView a photo gallery from the event online at chipleypaper.com. HUNTFrom Page A1Lopez attributes the steady growth to the kind of marketing the stateÂs tourism agency puts out.According to the report, indi-rect spending and economic impact generated $18.3 mil-lion in business sales, 226 jobs, $5.9 million in income and $2.4 million in state and local tax revenues.While Panama City is the largest marketfor tourists to the area, Dothan, Pensacola and Tallahassee are next. During the summer months, tourists from Atlanta hit the area more than Pensacola tourists.Lodging, however, remains an area where the TDC is seek-ing to grow. Overnight stays generate bed taxes which are generally used to induce the local tourism industry.The TDCÂs 2017-18 marketing plan shows lodging in 2015-16 was at 53.3 percent occupancy on average, which is about 10-percent lower than the national average. That level occupancy is experienced nine months out of the year, officials said.ÂWe just have to make an environment that makes (tourists) want to choose us as opposed to a beach destination and there are certain people that would rather stay here than a beach,ÂŽ Lopez said. ÂBut most of your visitors coming here are looking for a nice, pretty beach because thatÂs what Florida is known for.ÂŽ ÂBut we do have other things that we can offer that people enjoy doing like our springs, our paddling, our nature,ÂŽ she added.In general, bed taxes are highest in the summer, with the latter months of the season being the strongest.However, state parks are the exact opposite. They stay full nearly year round, officials said. Visiting guests are at times turned away because the parks are full throughout the county.ÂVisit Florida markets them heavily because people love that experience and they want to see the state parks,ÂŽ Lopez said. But ÂtheyÂre all limited on camping in this area,ÂŽ she added, pointing out that the Marianna Caverns are full at the same time as Falling Waters. ÂCamping has become really popular and it has grown,ÂŽ she added. ÂWe just need to increase our capacity.ÂŽ VISITORSFrom Page A1 the Tiger Pride Closet strewn across the room, toilet paper tossed all around and spec-ulation of loosed crickets. No injuries were reported, offi-cials said.According to Principal Kyle Newsom, the incident is under investigation by Washington County SheriffÂs Office to determine guilty parties and the extent of the situation.ÂThe WCSO is investigat-ing at this time to find out who is responsible and how it should be handled,ÂŽ Newsom said.However, after making contact with the sheriff's office and Washington County School Board Super-intendent Joseph Taylor late Thursday, The News learned that the incident is not being treated as a criminal investigation and the school district is overseeing the way forward.Considering the topic of safety on school campuses currently being a delicate concern across the state and country in the aftermath of a string of school shootings and violence, Taylor acknowl-edged that the CHS incident could be Âto a certain extent, disturbing,ÂŽ and that childish acts such as this one can no longer be viewed as simple pranks or playful gestures.ÂWe can't do that any-more,ÂŽ he said emphatically. He said the school district is handling the disciplinary response outside of the public eye. Taylor assure parents school officials acknowledge the importance of taking an appropriate direction in responding to the incident.Parents are welcome to reach out to CHS and WCSB with questions or concerns, he said.On Wednesday morning, school administration made an announcement to encour-age students to help clean up the mess left over from the vandalistic act. More than 100 students took on the task.Among those things that were cleaned up was the bronze tiger statue that the CHS's Class of 1967 donated to the school last year. The tiger was slathered in petroleum jelly, feathered with toilet papered and cov-ered with a large garbage can.Principal Newsom said he was ÂembarrassedÂŽ by the activities of the students who were involved in the incident.ÂI am embarrassed that my students would act in such a manner,ÂŽ he said. ÂI can deal with a lot of things as a princi-pal, but when it ventures into criminal activity, it becomes a problem. To treat a teacher, that has done so much for this school in such a manner, is unbelievable.ÂŽ VANDALISMFrom Page A1Desks and tables were turned upside down and propped against the classroom door. [PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Vaseline was smeared across the chair of the teacher whose classroom was burglarized. Chairs, clothes and toilet paper were strewn across and classroom at CHS after an alleged senior prank went awry.
** Washington County News | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A3 LOCAL AND STATEforefront of everything we do,ÂŽ WCSO Sheriff Kevin Crews stated in a news release. Â The operation was intended to increase traffic safety and remove illegal substances from our streets that could pose a risk to our communities.ÂŽDuring the operation, deputies performed over 130 traffic stops, which resulted in four felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests and 15 traffic citations. K9s were deployed on nine stops and six of those ended in drug charges, the release stated. One person was arrested on an outstand-ing felony violation of probation warrant out of Bay County.ÂWith a focus on areas between Vernon and Ebro, I believe the heightened presence of law enforcement, by the additional deputies being on patrol, gave a sense of peace for local citizens and increased the overall safety awareness of motorists traveling on State Road 79,ÂŽ Crews stated. ARRESTSFrom Page A1By Jacqueline Bostick The News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick email@example.comCHIPLEY Â„ One governmental agency may offer some Chipley resi-dents grants to fix up their homes.At a workshop Thursday, the Chipley Redevelopment Agency discussed revisiting its residential improvement program. The program offers grants that requires property owners to make a financial contribution of 25 percent.The agency reviewed two types of residential grants up to $1,250. Members discussed the parameters for what the grants could cover. CRA Director Ted Everett suggested the board consider them to cover fix-up measures, such as, exterior painting and repairs, hurricane protec-tion and replacing shutters.The board lightly debated landscaping and fencing; but, it wasnÂt immediately clear the direction it would take.ÂSome houses really need it,ÂŽ CRA member Angela Grantham said. ÂIt makes the property value improve.ÂŽÂI just donÂt think we have the money to do fencing and landscaping,ÂŽ Everett said, noting the final decision is up to the board.A decision will be made during the April 17 meeting.ÂWeÂve tried these residential grants, but we werenÂt really successful with them,ÂŽ Everett said, recalling a stint with the program last year. ÂIÂm willing to try it again.ÂŽAlso at the workshop, Everett announced the 11-year completion of the Alley Way Project.The next CRA meeting will be held 3:30 p.m. April 17 at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce building, 672 N. Fifth St.CRA to o er residential improvement grantsBy Stephanie Nusbaum The News HeraldGULF COUNTY Â„ A wildfire in rural Gulf County surpassed 8,000 acres Thursday mornings, but no homes or structures are threatened at this time, and no public roads have been closed.The fire initially was reported at about 100 acres Tuesday morning, said Hannah Bowers, public information offi-cer for the Florida Forestry ServiceÂs Chipola District.ÂWe have been working 24 hour shifts,ÂŽ Bowers said. ÂWe have it estimated at 8,015 acres as of this morning. It is still spreading.ÂŽBowers said 42 pieces of firefighting equipment are working the fire, including 31 bulldozers, one engine and excavators. A Florida Forestry Service helicopter and plane also have made trips over the acreage to give ground crews Âan eye in the sky,ÂŽ Bowers said.The fire began near the intersection of county roads 71 and 386, south of Wewahitchka. All of the land affected by the fire belongs to one property owner, Bowers said, and none of the affected roads are public.The property owner, according to records from the Gulf County Property AppraiserÂs Office, belongs to Deseret Ranches of North Florida. The company, a massive ranching operation run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, owns 374 parcels in Gulf County, most of which are multi-hundred-acre parcels. Smoke conditions, how-ever, have spread across the region, with reports of hazy conditions reported throughout Gulf County and as far west as Lynn Haven and Panama City.The fire has been par-tially contained, but Bowers said crews expect conditions to flare up again this afternoon.ÂTypically around 1 or 2 oÂclock in the afternoon is our worst time,ÂŽ she said. ÂThat time, winds start shifting because of sea breezes, the humidity typically goes down, winds increase, the temperature heats up Âƒ so typically, thatÂs when we see our most extreme fire danger.ÂŽThe departmentÂs helicopter will be dispatched this afternoons as those conditions arrive.Bowers said the nearest homes are about a mile away from the fire but are not considered to be in any kind of danger at this time. Florida Forestry Service has advised anyone living within the heavy smoke region stay indoors and keep their indoor air as clean as possible, keeping the air-conditioner running and replacing filters. Do not use any candles or anything that burns inside the home, and do not vacuum, which will stir up particles in the room and can worsen conditions. Anyone with a respiratory condition or concerned about inhaling smoke is advised to wear an N95 mask for partial protection.Gulf wild re tops 8,000 acres; no homes endangeredA Florida Forestry Service helicopter arrived about 4 p.m. Wednesday to assist Â“ reÂ“ ghters on the ground of a wildÂ“ re south of Wewahitchka in Gulf County. The Â“ re had reached just over 8,100 acres as of Thursday morning. [@FFS_CHIPOLA/TWITTER] Fire crews are briefed Thursday morning on a Â“ re that has reached 8,000 acres near the intersection of county roads 71 and 386 in Gulf County. Hannah Bowers with the Florida Forestry Service said no home or structures are threatened at this time. [FLORIDA FORESTRY SERVICE] A brush Â“ re near the intersection of county roads 71 and 386 in Gulf County has spread to just over 8,000 acres as of Thursday morning, but the Â“ re has not threatened any structures or closed any public roads. [FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL] An 8,000-acre wildÂ“ re in Gulf County is not currently threatening any homes or structures, nor has it closed any public roads. The Â“ re so far is contained to a single property ownerÂs land, which includes no public roads. [FLORIDA FORESTRY SERVICE] Smoke from a large wildÂ“ re south of Wewahitchka is pictured at sunset Wednesday. The Â“ re is centered between the White City Work Center on County Road 71 and the Overstreet Tower on County Road 386. [@FFS_CHIPOLA/TWITTER]
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BareÂ“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett ANOTHER VIEW The Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), the panel that meets every two decades to spruce up the state Constitution, moved closer to finalizing a proposal to add e-cigarettes to the stateÂs prohibition on smoking within indoor workplaces. Championed by CRC Commissioner Lisa Carlton, a former Republican state senator from Osprey, the idea must clear one more hurdle before appearing on NovemberÂs ballot. While we agree e-cigs raise sufficient health concerns to users to keep them out of the hands of minors, particularly high-schoolers, CarltonÂs big-government crackdown on adult vapers, even if done under the guise of voter approval, should be rejected until we better understand the full health effects of e-cigs. Despite tobacco executivesÂ duplicity in denying and hiding them, such health effects, including for second-hand smoke, were well known and documented by 2002, when 71 percent of Florida voters supported banning smoking tobacco in offices, bars and other enclosed venues. E-cigs, though, have emerged to allow tobacco users to still get their nicotine fix without enduring the most harmful effects of smoking. The technology is still new, but its use is growing rapidly. Yet, according to The News Service of Florida, Carlton is convinced vapers pose the same risk as traditional smokers. The News Servicenoted that Carlton cited a U.S. Surgeon GeneralÂs 2016 report arguing that indoor smoking regulations should be updated for e-cigs to match those applicable to tobacco. That report, however, notes that its discussion of the second-hand e-cig smoke is ÂlimitedÂŽ because e-cigs are so new and data on their effects are not comprehensive. The report also noted Âit is not clear how much of inhaled e-cigarette aerosol is exhaled into the environment where nonusers can be exposed.ÂŽ ThatÂs because vaping does not produce the harmful ÂsidestreamÂŽ smoke emitted by a burning cigarette, and when considering exhaling, the other main source of second-hand exposure, the level of internal consumption varies by the vapersÂ own use. Moreover, Dr. Vivek Murthy, then the surgeon general, wrote, ÂGaps in scientific evidence do exist, and this report is being issued while these products and their patterns of use continue to change quickly. For example, the health effects and potentially harmful doses of heated and aerosolized constituents of e-cigarette liquids Â„ including solvents, flavorants, and toxicants Â„ are not completely understood.ÂŽ But as was the wont of the regulation-happy Obama administration, he added that his office knew ÂenoughÂŽ to crack down on e-cigs, partly because the vapesÂ aerosol Âis not harmless.ÂŽ Yet that is not what Carlton is talking about. She wants them banned because of second-hand smoke. There is, however, to borrow from Murthy, enough doubt about that risk to cast doubt on her idea. A version of this editorial first appeared in The Ledger, asister paper with GateHouse Media.OUR VIEWProposed crackdown on vaping is prematureDecades ago, when I worked in a grocery store, I would frequently have to phone my boss and ask whether to cash a check for a stranger. The questioning would inevitably include, ÂIs he black?ÂŽ I never dared say it out loud, but I self-righteously imagined myself responding, ÂHold on Â Â let me check.ÂŽ Well, the color-blind society I smugly imagined didnÂt exist then and doesnÂt exist now. And as we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., I wonder just how much progress the next 50 years can reasonably be expected to bring. True, society has made great strides since KingÂs martyrdom; but the march toward a colorblind society will always be two steps forward and one step back if everyone concerned KEEPS DOING STUPID THINGS. Once upon a time, the civil rights marchers could take pride in courageously Speaking Truth To Power. Now Âloose cannonÂŽ activist wannabes take shortcuts and Speak Lies To Power. I refer not only to irresponsible citizens who foment rioting by sharing inaccurate accounts of police/civilian interactions, but also to the numerous cases of AfricanAmericans planting swastikas or nooses in prominent places and acting traumatized when they ÂdiscoverÂŽ them. Of course organizers and the media will jump to the conclusion that some white supremacist must be sending a message, and demand that SOMEBODY has to do SOMETHING pronto. Perhaps these deceptive measures are rationalized as being for the Greater Good; but when the truth comes out, it becomes increasingly harder to believe actual incidents of racial intimidation in the future. Yes, ironically, as we mourn gunshot victim Dr. King, overzealous crusaders are more than willing to hand AMMUNITION to the opponents of equality. ÂAll for one and one for allÂŽ worked well for the Three Musketeers, but it can be a counterproductive crutch for police officers and legislators. Truth and justice outweigh any code of silence. Any officer who acts maliciously or incompetently in dealing with a suspect needs to take responsibility and not drag his co-workers into a cover-up. Lawmakers should not circle the wagons and act innocent about gerrymandered voting maps that look like something out of ÂFantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.ÂŽ Again, ironically, racist public figures who would refer to an African-American male as Âboy,ÂŽ cower like little kids when theyÂre caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Yes, racists exist. But the constant knee-jerk playing of the race card has no positive long-term benefits for mankind. Not everything is a new Jim Crow law or a metaphorical lynching. Look at it this way: If youÂre sociopathic enough and patient enough, you can condition your spouse to believe theyÂre deserving of physical abuse. If you train your children to believe theyÂre stupid and should never have been born, they will grow up with a warped sense of self-worth. Likewise, if you blindly, unrelentingly denounce another group as racist and privileged and clueless, they will be tempted to ACT racist and privileged and clueless. Oops. We need rational dialogues and bargaining in good faith. Gestures such as Âtaking a kneeÂŽ are arguably valid attention getters, but someone needs to be able to articulate EXACTLY what is being protested and EXACTLY what corrective measures are demanded. Tiptoeing on eggshells is not a good way to practice walking arm in arm into a future of racial harmony.MLKÂs Legacy: The next 50 years D a n n y T y r e e Danny TyreeBy James F. Burns More Content NowThe crack of the bat sent a tall popup skyward behind home plate. I was the catcher and staggered beneath that mile-high ball as it rushed earthward. I thrust my mitt up and made a lucky catch, the ball wedging itself between my mitt and my bare hand. That catch wrapped up the city title in a game played at a major league park, an incredible field of dreams for a ragtag bunch of 15-year-old boys in Ohio in the year 1954. But we were boys evolving into young men Â„ under the guidance of our coach, Tom Evans, a WWII veteran and executive at a local steel company. Tom was one of many role models I had in my life Â„ a father, a big brother, a minister, several key coaches, and even actors such as Gary Cooper as Sgt. York and Audie Murphy playing himself as a WWII hero. As I look back, I see that these male mentors kept me on a path toward a successful and productive life. This appears to be less so the case today, many boys lacking strong fathers and father-figures to help mold them into young men. The void is often filled with temptations and rotten role models leading boys astray Â„ if not to jail. My father liked hunting, fishing, and things mechanical Â„ he ran a small motor-repair shop and had a Harley. None of those things appealed to me, my life being one of books and ballgames. But Dad was always there Â„ there at Crosley Field, home of the Reds, when we won the city title, and on through high school football and basketball games galore. The important words are ÂHe was there.ÂŽ Tom Evans was a role model for the male volunteer who steps into a young boyÂs life as his coach, his scout leader, Sunday School teacher, or advisor at school or elsewhere. HeÂs the one you looked up to, listened to, and who injected rules, regulations, and discipline into your life. I realize that the world has moved on since the 1950s of my coming of age. Dusty ball fields replaced by digital devices. Apple pie by fast food, uppers and downers. Watching a game in person by Play Station and movies on demand. But boys are still led, they follow examples and role models wherever they find them. Tom Evans died a few weeks ago at age 91. My father went at age 90 years ago, and my basketball coach Â„ a huge influence on my life Â„ is also no longer with us. This is a clarion call for men to step up and replace such father figures in the lives of young boys who may be lost in life or soon will be if not helped. Besides a few thousand Tom Evans, IÂd also like to see a score or more of new Billy Grahams, other strong moral leaders, and more admirable political leaders. America and manhood are both very fragile at present. ItÂs time to fill the void. James F. Burns is a retired professor at the University of Florida.Filling the void of male role models
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** A6 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Washington County News NATION & WORLD DATELINESBALTIMORE NEW YORKJudge rejects trial demand in Stormy Daniels case A porn star who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump and is suing so she can discuss the alleged relationship canÂt have a jury trial or question the president under oath because the request is premature, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday.Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been seeking to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election and offered to return the $130,000 she was paid to Âset the record straight.ÂŽDanielsÂ attorney, Michael Avenatti, on Wednesday asked for a jury trial and sought sworn testimony from Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen .RAMALLAH, WEST BANK US ambassador says he was misquoted on PalestiniansThe U.S. ambassador to Israel on Thursday said he was misquoted in an Israeli report in which he warned that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas could become irrelevant if he keeps shunning the United States as a Mideast broker.In a post on Twitter, David Friedman said the U.S. is Ânot seeking Âto replaceÂ Mahmoud Abbas. It is for the Palestinian people to choose its leadership.ÂŽHe also retweeted an apol-ogy from the Israeli publication that interviewed him, Shvii.Israeli reports had quoted Friedman as saying that if Abbas is not interested in negotiating, ÂI am sure somebody else willÂŽ and that Âvacuums tend to be filled.ÂŽFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.Shooting suspectÂs brother pleads no contest to chargeThe brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing on the campus where the deadly rampage occurred and was later released from jail after being sentenced to time served and six months of probation.Circuit Judge Melinda Kirsch Brown also ordered Zachary Cruz, 18, to enroll in therapy, wear an ankle monitor and said he cannot possess firearms or ammunition. The judge also said Cruz must be tested to make sure he isnÂt consum-ing drugs or alcohol and must stay at least 1 mile from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during probation. He can never visit the school again and must not contact any victims or their families.PARISFranceÂs ex-president Sarkozy to face a corruption trialFormer French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader.Sarkozy has faced multiple corruption investigations since leaving office in 2012. He was handed preliminary charges just last week in the most shocking affair: accu-sations that he took millions in illegal campaign financing from then-Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. SarkozyÂs lawyer, Thierry Herzog, is also being ordered to stand trial, along with former magistrate Gilbert Azibert. Sarkozy has denied wrongdoing.CAIROEgyptian media say election turnout was around 40 percentThe initial results of EgyptÂs presidential election show a landslide win for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who faced no serious challenge, and a turnout hovering around 40 percent, pro-government media reported Thursday.Counting began after polls closed late Wednesday, wrap-ping up three days of voting. Egyptian authorities went to great lengths to bolster turn-out in a bid to give the election legitimacy. Official results are expected on April 2.Provincial governors and other officials promised incentives and financial rewards, and in some cases resorted to threats to get people to the polls. The Associated PressAdnan Syed enters Courthouse East on Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore prior to a hearing. A Maryland appeals court has upheld a ruling Thursday granting a new trial to Syed, whose conviction in the murder of his high school sweetheart became the subject of the popular podcast ÂSerial.ÂŽ Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a shallow grave in a Baltimore park. [BARBARA HADDOCK TAYLOR/THE BALTIMORE SUN VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATIONIn this frame from NASA TV, astronaut Drew Feustel, right, and NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold prepare Thursday to install new antennas, replace a bad camera and remove jumper cables from a leaky radiator at the International Space Station. The astronauts brought the old equipment inside for eventual return to Earth. This was FeustelÂs seventh spacewalk and ArnoldÂs third. [NASA TV VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]ROMEPope Francis leads a mass during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center Thursday in Rome, where he celebrated the ÂMissa in Coena DominiÂŽ and washed the feet of some inmates. He went to the center on Holy Thursday, stressing in a pre-Easter ritual that a pope must serve societyÂs marginalized and give them hope. The pontiff also told the inmates that he has cataracts and will have surgery next year. [VATICAN MEDIA VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Hope Yen and Calvin WoodwardThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Presi-dent Donald TrumpÂs selection of his White House doctor to run the massive Department of Veterans Affairs triggered concern Thursday among lawmakers and veter-ans groups about whether he has the experience to manage an agency paralyzed over TrumpÂs push to expand pri-vate care.Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral entrusted with the health of the past three presidents, is a lifelong physician whose positions on privatizing operations in the second largest federal department and addressing ballooning health care costs are unknown. First named to the top White House post by President Barack Obama, he would be new to running a big bureaucracy if given lead-ership over a department of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans.In a statement, Trump praised Jackson as Âhighly trained and qualified.ÂŽ But representatives of veterans arenÂt sold on the choice, or on TrumpÂs decision a day earlier to fire VA Secretary David Shulkin.ÂThere is little that we know about Dr. Ronny JacksonÂs vision and qualifications,ÂŽ said Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. ÂOur concern is whether President Trump was more interested in picking a secretary who would be politically loyal rather than someone who can work across the aisle to fix long standing problems of bureaucratic delay.ÂŽSimilar doubts were expressed by Veterans of Foreign Wars, which praised JacksonÂs military background in a statement but pointed to a nominee biography devoid of Âany experience working with the VA or with veterans, or managing any organization of size, much less one as multi-faceted as the Department of Veterans Affairs.ÂŽ AMVETS echoed such sentiments.ÂWe look forward to a rig-orous confirmation hearing,ÂŽ Rieckhoff said.Montana Sen. Jon Tester, top Democrat on the panel that will consider the nomination, said he had yet to determine if Jackson Âis up to the job.ÂŽItÂs not clear from JacksonÂs military service record how much, if any, management experience he has. His military assignments did not appear to include supervision over a large department or unit. His Navy biography says he deployed to Iraq with a Marine unit and served as the emergency physician in charge of resuscitative medi-cine for a trauma platoon.Jackson joined the White House medical team in 2006 and is perhaps best known for his appearance before the press corps in January, announcing the results of TrumpÂs first physical in a performance that showed he was quick-witted and unfailingly complimentary of Trump.Marveling at the 71-yearold presidentÂs good health, Jackson opined, ÂItÂs just the way God made him.ÂŽA White House official said Shulkin himself had rec-ommended Jackson for an undersecretary position at the VA in the fall, and Trump ulti-mately decided he was more comfortable with Jackson than with other top candidates. The official was not authorized to discuss personnel matters and spoke on condition of anonymity.If confirmed by the Senate, Jackson would face immedi-ate crises, like a multi-billion dollar revamp of electronic medical records now in limbo that members of Congress fear will prove too costly and wasteful, and a budget short-fall in the coming weeks in its private-sector Veterans Choice program.Trump is seeking an aggres-sive expansion of the Choice program to make it easier for veterans to see private doctors outside the VA system at government expense, but proposals are stalled in Con-gress following a failed effort last week.ÂWeÂre going to have real choice,ÂŽ Trump said in Ohio. ÂThatÂs why I made some changes, because I wasnÂt happy with it.ÂŽTrumpÂs VA pick draws concernThen-Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, right, and White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, left, watch as President Donald Trump talks with a patient during a Veterans Affairs Department ÂtelehealthÂŽ event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House Aug. 3 in Washington. Trump has tabbed Jackson to take ShulkinÂs place to head the VA and the pick has lawmakers worried over JacksonÂs lack of management experience. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Lawmakers fret over Navy rear admiralÂs lack of management experience
** Washington County News | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYIf you would like your events included in this list, email information to news@ chipleypaper.com. Kid Safety Expo announces datesBONIFAY/CHIPLEY/MARIANNA/ LYNN HAVEN Â„ 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.The Cat in the Hat LIVE auditionsMARIANNA Â„ Chipola Theater will hold open auditions for ÂThe Cat in the Hat LIVEÂŽ at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in the Center for the Arts. Auditions are open for ages 16 and up. EveryoneÂs favorite cat will come to life Thursday, May 10 in this theatrical adaption of the Dr. Seuss classic. For more information call Director Charles Sirmon at 850-718-2227 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Dixie Youth opening dayVERNON Â„ The City of Vernon Dixie Youth will hold opening day ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the ball Â“ elds. Volunteers are needed and vendor booths are available. There will be rafÂ” es, cake auction and more. For more information about the event, volunteering or a vendor booth call or text Brent Gibson at 850-258-9492.Free Tax-AideCHIPLEY Â„ The AARP Tax-Aide Program and Washington County Council on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic Â“ ling for 2017 tax returns. Special attention is provided to Â“ lers 60 and older, but AARP membership is not required. These services are available each Tuesday now through April 10 by appointment at the Council on Aging, located at 1348 South Blvd. in Chipley. Individuals seeking assistance need to Â“ ll out an interview sheet, available at the Council on Aging, and bring all their 2017 tax documents including; Social security card; driverÂs license or photo ID; copy of last yearÂs tax return; a check for bank information; 1095-A Form if you bought insurance from Marketplace/exchange; SSA-1099 Social security beneÂ“ ts; 1099-R pensions, retirement, and annuities; 1099INT interest; 1099-DIV dividends; and 1099-B stock sale; W-2s; 1099-MISC other income; 1099-G unemployment; Any document showing you paid Federal Income Tax; 1099-S sale of home, land, or timber; W-2G gambling winnings; 1098-E student loan interest; 1098-T tuition payments; Information needed to itemize: medical expenses, medical miles driven, contributions, home mortgage interest, and real estate taxes. The service will not prepare Schedule F Â… Farms, Schedule E Â… Rental Property, Schedule C Â… Business income with expenses that exceed $25,000, multiple Schedule Cs for one individual, Clergy, or Form 3903 Â… Moving expenses. These are considered ÂOut of Scope.ÂŽ For more info call 850-638-6216.Baby BeesCHIPLEY Â„ The Washington County Public Library will host Baby Bees at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 and Wednesday, May 2. Baby Bees will be an hour of stories, music, sing-a-longs and activities designed just for baby. Each month will have a new theme. For more info call 850-638-1314.Game nightCHIPLEY Â„ Friends of the Washington County Libraries will host a games nights at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in the John Wesley Worship Center at the First United Methodist Church of Chipley. Tickets ate $10 per person, with door prizes and refreshments provided. All proceeds go to the libraries in Washington County. For more information or to buy tickets call the library at 850-638-1314 or contact any Friends of the Washington County Libraries member.Jazzmatazz 2018MARIANNA Â„ Jazzmatazz 2018 will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday April 12 and Friday, April 13. The annual shows by ChipolaÂs Show Choir will feature high energy, song and dance favorites performed by the group under the direction of Angie White and Dr. Josh Martin. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Chipola Box OfÂ“ ce. Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida to host ArtKidDooCHIPLEY Â„ The 6th Annual ArtKidDoo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at ChipleyÂs Shivers Park. ArtKidDoo is a collaborative effort among the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida, child care providers, local businesses, non-proÂ“ t and civic organizations to encourage awareness for the arts in young children. To join as a vendor or offer a special performance, visit the website at http://www.elcnwf. org/artkiddoo/ to download the vendor booth application. Once completed, return the form to Sallie Brosnan at sallie.brosnan@ elcnwf.org. If an agency or organization would like to participate as volunteers, they may also reach out to Sallie Brosnan to learn about the various opportunities for volunteering the day of ArtKidDoo. Free grief support groupMARIANNA Â„ Feelings of grief and loss can be overwhelming. For this reason, Covenant Care will be offering a six-week grief support group in Marianna at the Covenant Care ofÂ“ ce, located at 4540 Lafayette St, Suite E from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays April 17 through, May 22. Those who attend will have the opportunity to explore their grief in a safe and caring environment. The support group is free but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. To register for the support group, or for additional information, call Jaci Bartley at 850-7010132 or email atJacqueline.bartley@ choosecovenant.org. Graceville spring pageantGRACEVILLE Â„ The Graceville WomenÂs Club will host the Graceville Spring Pageant at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21. This pageant is open to girlÂs baby through teen. A parents meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 9 at the Graceville Civic Center. All fees and applications are due by Saturday, April 14. Practice will begin Monday, April 16. For more information contact Samantha Angerbrandt at 850-703-0996 or email at samantha.angerbrandt@ gmail.comSpanish Trial OpryCHIPLEY Â„ The Spanish Trail Playhouse will honor legendary country music with their Spanish Trail Opry at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Performers from the area will participate in the show along with a country band made up of local performers. Reserved seating tickets ate $15 and are available online at www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com or at the playhouse box ofÂ“ ce located at 680 2nd Street. For more info call 8506379113 or 850-326-3685.Christopher Mrofchak in concertMARIANNA Â„ Chipola guitar instructor Christopher Mrofchak will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Experimental Theatre of the Center for the Arts. Mrofchak studied classical performance at Youngstown Sate University. He was awarded a graduate as sistantship to Florida State University where he earned a MasterÂs Degree. Mrofchak is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Florida State University under pedagogue Bruce Holzman. MrofchakÂs treatise will consider solo works of Takashi Yoshimatsu.ÂArtistic Expression through ConÂ” ict: The Use of Art in World War IIÂMARIANNA Â„ Chipola College and Florida State UniversityÂs The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience will host a collaborative exhibit, ÂArtistic Expression through ConÂ” ict: The Use of Art in World War IIÂŽ. The exhibit will be open weekdays through Wednesday, April 18. Hours of the exhibit are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The exhibit will temporarily close during Spring Breach Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23. For more information call 850-718-2264.Chipola Sophomore CabaretMARIANNA Â„ The Chipola Sophomore Cabaret featuring music majors will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 20 in the Experimental Theatre. Tickets are $5 and will include a sweet dessert and the sounds of selected Chipola voice, piano and instrumental majors as they perform their sophomore recitals. For more information call 850-718-2420.Cotton to speak at Garden Club teaCHIPLEY Â„ Harvey Cotton will be the guest speaker at Chipley Garden ClubÂs 2018 English Teat at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21 in the John Wesley Building at the First United Methodist Church of Chipley. A traditional English Tea with all the trimmings will be served at noon. Seating in limited and tickets are available by reservation only. Tickets are priced at $15 each. For more information or to purchase tickets call Club President Debbie Mitchell at 850-638-0546.Spring ensemble concertMARIANNA Â„ ChipolaÂs Spring Ensemble Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Center for the Arts Main Theatre. Featuring the College Chorus, PresidentÂs Ensemble, Community Corus, Rock and Jazz Band and the new Wind ensemble. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 850-718-2420.Services Available For CaregiversCHIPLEY Â„ Caregiving is at once an act of love and a physical, emotional and Â“ nancial challenge. The National Family Caregiver Support Program recognizes these challenges and seeks to provide support for the caregiver. Funds are currently available to provide group respite services (periods of relief from care giving responsibilities), including socialization, activities, and supervision for individuals over 60 who need assistance and/or supervision to age in place in the community. Eligible persons must have a caregiver who provides assistance on a regular basis to qualify. For more information or to access the services provided under the National Family Caregiver Support Program, through the Washington County Council on Aging, please contact the Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.Knitting With Looms ClassCHIPLEY Â„ Washington County Library in Chipley is now offering a monthly class entitled ÂKnitting with Looms.ÂŽ Join the library at 10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month, as instructors teach how to create a variety of items using looms. Class size is limited to 20. Call 850-638-1314 for more information and to register.COMMUNITY EVENTSStaff ReportVERNON Â„ Middle school students learned about the state of their health during an annual health fair.Experts were on hand Friday, March 16, at Vernon Middle School to provide a wealth of information regarding health, nutrition, cyberbullying and bullying prevention, laws and social media concerns, fitness, mental health, cancer pre-vention, tobacco-free living and domestic violence pre-vention and care.Presenters included: Clau-dia Machado from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Megan Marchman from Gulf Coast ChildrenÂs Advocacy Center, Melissa Reddick from Chipola Healthy Start, Investigator Daryl White from the Washington County SheriffÂs Office, Judy Corbus from UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Shanta Sapp from Department of Children and Families, Master Wesley Wing from Bonifay Taekwondo, Karen Hennessey from Sickle Cell Disease Association, Ashton Kirkland from Trinity Martial Arts, Danielle Sowell and Judy Bush from the American Cancer Society, Amir Bayatpoor from Florida Department of Health Jackson County, Morgan Roberts and Brenda Adams from Florida Department of Health Washington County Dental Unit, Melissa Medley from Florida Department of Health Washington County, Sharron Hobbs with SWAT from Florida Department of Health Washington County, Ed Bell from U.S. AttorneyÂs Office, and Deputy John Pettis from Washington County SheriffÂs Office.VMS holds annual health fairApril4: 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 Out2018 WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDARIf you would like to include a scholarship in this list, email information to: email@example.com Scholarships available for CHS seniorsCHIPLEY Â„ The Chipley WomanÂs Club will be awarding scholarships worth $1,000 each to two 2018 graduating seniors from Chipley High School. The application packets are available in the Guidance CounselorÂs office at the school. Seniors are encour-aged to complete these applications and return to the Guidance CounselorÂs office by 3 p.m. Monday, April 30.AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPSStaff ReportCHIPLEY Â„ With the Flame of Hope in hand Monday, a number of organizations will raise awareness about the Spe-cial Olympics program.The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will begin at 9 a.m. in from of the Washington County Courthouse on High-way 90, 1293 Jackson Ave., and end at Peoples South Bank, 1615 Main St., in front of Walmart on State Road 77. The route is about 2.5 miles.Light refreshments will be available at the end of the run. The route:Start: Washington County Court House1. Head east on Jackson Ave. toward Fifth Street 2. Turn right onto Main St.Destination will be on the left End: Peoples South BankTorch Run is Monday Members of Washington County SheriffÂs OfÂ“ ce, Northwest Florida Reception Center, Chipley Police Department and Panhandle Techincal College Criminal Justice class, gather to run the Washington County leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS]
** A8 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Washington County News SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFSAN ANTONIOBrunson, Wilson named players of the yearA long list of goals has taken up permanent space on Jalen BrunsonÂs wall, including becoming a conference player of the year, an allAmerican and helping Villanova win a second national championship in three seasons.The junior point guard just reached another one by becoming The Associated Press menÂs college basketball player of the year.Brunson was presented with the award Thursday at the Final Four, where the Wildcats will face Kansas Saturday in the national semifinals. He earned 36 of 65 votes from the same panel that selects the AP Top 25, with bal-lots submitted before the start of the NCAA Tournament.Oklahoma freshman Trae Young was second with 15 votes after leading the country in scoring (27.4) and assists (8.7). Â€ AÂja Wilson of South Carolina is The Associated Press womenÂs college basketball player of the year.Wilson is the first player from the school to win the award.SAN ANTONIOBennett, McGraw win top coaching honorsVirginia coach Tony Bennett isnÂt going to waver from his foundation, whether itÂs the philosophy that built the Cavaliers into a contender or the big-picture perspective that helps him handle the sting of a his-torically improbable loss.Both ends of that approach are fully on display now as he is named The Associated Press menÂs college bas-ketball coach of the year.Bennett won the honor Thursday after his Cav-aliers set a program single-season record for wins, dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference and reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the first time since the Ralph Sampson era. Yet that wildly successful season ended abruptly in the most unexpected way: with the Cavaliers fall-ing to UMBC to become the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16-seed in NCAA Tournament history.Â€ Notre DameÂs Muffet McGraw is The Associated Press womenÂs college basketball Coach of the Year for the fourth time.This might be McGrawÂs best coaching job. She lost four players over the course of the season to ACL injuries and still man-aged to go 32-3.NEW YORK Staub, slugger who played 23 seasons, diesRusty Staub was a huge hit on both sides of the border.Instantly recognizable for his fiery orange hair and gregarious personality, the outfielder who charmed baseball fans in the United States and Canada during an AllStar career that spanned 23 major league seasons died Thursday. He was 73.The Associated Press By Tom WithersThe Associated PressCLEVELAND Â„ A gen-eration of kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. They bought his red-and-black Nikes and sported his No. 23 Bulls jersey. They mimicked JordanÂs spin move and fadeaway jumper and even wagged their tongues the way he did on a flight to the rim.While millions worshipped Jordan, only a handful entered his rar-efied air.LeBron James lives there.Without a father in his life, James viewed Jordan as a role model and on Friday night the indomi-table Cleveland Cavaliers star, playing at an MVP level in his 15th NBA season, likely will surpass a record held by a player he once admired Âlike a god.ÂŽOn Wednesday night in Charlotte, James equaled JordanÂs NBA mark by scoring in double digits in 866 consecutive games, an extraordinary streak of consistency and durabil-ity that may not end until James wants it to. No one else seemingly can stop him.Once he scores 10 points against New Orleans, probably at some point in the first half Friday night, James will surpass JordanÂs record and add another check mark to his side in the great-est-player-of-all-time debate.To put the streak in context, Kareem AbdulJabbar is third at 787 games, followed by Karl Malone at 575. Among current players, James Harden is second to James with 257 games, according to ESPN Stats & Informa-tion research.James typically avoids talking about his accom-plishments, saying thatÂs what heÂll do once he retires. But the double-digit scoring streak, which dates to Jan. 5, 2007, and an eight-point game against Milwaukee in his fifth season, has turned him somewhat reflective.ÂIÂve stayed available, obviously,ÂŽ James said following a 41-point, 10-rebound, 8-assist performance in a win over the Hornets. ÂI havenÂt played every game but for the most part IÂve played over 70 percent of my games throughout that journey.ÂŽLeBron closes in on MJÂs scoring mark Loyola-Chicago chaplain Sister Jean takes hoops to a heavenly placeBy Eddie PellsThe Associated PressSAN ANTONIO Â„ On the night before Easter, a night when Sister Jean could reasonably be contemplating more consequential affairs, she will instead be festooned in her maroon and yellow letter jacket, sitting in her wheelchair on the floor of one of AmericaÂs greatest sports cathedrals, praying for an entirely differ-ent sort of miracle.SheÂll be trying to will the underdog, 11th-seeded Ram-blers from the Jesuit school of Loyola-Chicago another step along the road to a national championship. ItÂs a road even the most pious fan wouldnÂt have dreamed of a mere three weeks ago.More than any single player or coach, it is the 98-year-old nun, Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, who has left an indelible mark on this yearÂs NCAA Tournament, with her scouting reports and T-shirt-ready advice Â„ ÂWorship, work and wisdomÂŽ Â„ lending an almost otherworldly credence to the idea that, in sports, anything is possible.And for those seeking a deeper meaning to LoyolaÂs improbable trip to the Final Four, her presence raises ques-tions that would normally be out of bounds in most main-stream sports conversations:Do Sister JeanÂs prayers carry more weight than, say, those of the Michigan fans who will be rooting against Loyola on Saturday?Is it OK to pray for something as pedestrian as, say, your team to win the big game?Do miracles really happen in sports?To sum them all up: Does God really care about basketball?ÂBecause God cares about the whole health of a human being, and because play is an element of the human experi-ence, God cares about play,ÂŽ says Joe Price, an ordained minister who teaches classes on sports and religion at Whit-tier College. ÂNow, whether God cares about competitive sport at a professional level is perhaps a different question.ÂŽBig-time sports has been long familiar with enthusiastically religious athletes and ultra-successful programs from religious colleges. Tim Tebow, Carson Wentz and Kurt Warner; Notre Dame, BYU and, yes, another Final Four participant this weekend, Villanova. They and others have come to the fore and brought their religion with them, front and center.And yet, Loyola feels like something different. Instead of a player or coach who stands out as the main catalyst for all this success, itÂs a nun who is not only bringing added atten-tion to her beloved players, but doing it in a way that unravels stereotypes about the elderly to say nothing of the millions of women who have chosen her calling over the centuries.ÂSheÂs showing that, yes, nuns are regular people with a special calling,ÂŽ says Rebecca Alpert, a religion professor at Temple whose book, ÂReligion and Sports,ÂŽ looks at ways those two facets of life intersect. ÂSheÂs photogenic. SheÂs media savvy. ItÂs a great story. I like hearing it. IÂll buy a bobblehead.ÂŽIt also brings up this awkward dissonance: Villanova is also accompanied by a person of the cloth, the Rev. Rob Hagan. And yet, because he represents a school that is better known, top seeded, a champion only two years ago and the furthest thing from a plucky underdog, Father Rob is a supporting player in this drama Â„ no bobblehead as of yet Â„ who is receiving his 15 minutes in large part because Sister Jean has gotten hers on the other side of the bracket.Which brings up the ques-tion: If Father RobÂs and Sister JeanÂs teams square off in an all-Catholic final Monday night, who wins?Another way to ask it is whether Sister JeanÂs prayers hold any more weight than those of others, including secular fans who may want Kansas or Michigan to win on Saturday Â„ to say nothing of the poor folks who were pulling for Kansas State or Texas Tech last weekend in the Elite Eight.ÂItÂs a legitimate question,ÂŽ Price says. ÂItÂs about disci-pline and itÂs about frequency (of praying), and that doesnÂt necessarily mean (Sister JeanÂs) prayers are heard better. But theyÂre articulated in ways that are not about self-grati-fication. Cheering for a bunch of young men to play their best and fulfill their dream is differ-ent from, letÂs say, a stock car racer who prays to the Lord for a caution flag to come out so he can win the race.ÂŽThe idea of divine intervention in sports goes way back, even decades before Al Michaels famously asked ÂDo you believe in miracles?ÂŽ as the seconds ticked down in the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey teamÂs seminal victory over the Russians Â„ a bunch of amateurs unbelievably beat-ing a bunch of professionals.And yet, the so-called ÂMir-acle on IceÂŽ hardly stands alone in sports, where the never-ending search for the upset, the unexpected, the unexplainable, is, in fact, Âthe reason we play the game.ÂŽMiracle in the Meadowlands.Music City Miracle. The Immaculate Reception. Hail Mary.The winner of the first three womenÂs national titles: Immaculata College. That was no miracle.But if little Loyola-Chicago is cutting down nets come Monday night, well, that might be Â„ even if God is in no way connected to the actual result.ÂThe word ÂmiracleÂ is very important because what it sig-nals is something intruding on your day-to-day reality and reminding you that the world is a much more complicated and beautiful place,ÂŽ Alpert says. ÂYou donÂt have to make the assumption that thereÂs an all-knowing God intervening and making this happen.ÂŽGod and basketballSister Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the Loyola RamblersÂ team chaplain, reacts as fans chant inside the Gentile Arena, on Sunday in Chicago. [TYLER LARIVIERE/CHICAGO SUN-TIMES VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]ClevelandÂs LeBron James is set to pass Hall of Famer Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list. [CHUCK BURTON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
** There are times when you get exactly what you pray for ... and you sit there like a kid that got socks at Christmas looking up with a strained Âthank youÂŽ to the Lord. This was where I found myself recently. We knew that we were tired of renting and had decided that God willing, we would find a house and settle into our frozen happy tundra that is North Dakota. Now we have been blessed to have lived in many states and many different areas of the United States Â„ first thanks to the Navy and second to the oilfield Â„ and, while we have found GodÂs beauty in each and every station, North Dakota is different. Five minutes outside of any town here you can hunt, shoot and hike till your little outdoorsy, peopleavoiding heartÂs content. ItÂs a beautiful thing, and even when the weather finds you housebound at minus 21 degrees, itÂs still a stark beautiful view. We are former military so we have owned several homes and we have sold several. There we arenÂt completely ignorant to the buying process. We did our homework. We would start out by getting our preapproval and sorting out VA things. Veterans really get some amazing benefits; itÂs nice when service to oneÂs county is returned. After we got the approvals in place, we began the house-hunting process. Now if you are familiar with us, you know that I tend to be the ultimate cheapskate. IÂm thinking we buy cheap and fix it up. But then there is the workhorse of this marriage to consider, the one who has the actual talent to make said fixes... and between work and life ... my husband wanted for a move-in ready place. Right off the bat, we were at odds. So, we let it ride for a full year. Yep, we are smart enough to know that some battles donÂt need to be fought. We rented for almost a full year before we would approach the subject again. Then we reached an agreement. Since I tend to choose things by color or by feel, and heÂs the actual researcher in this marriage, we came up with a completely agreeable situation. He chooses three houses and I get my pick of the limited choices. Now, let me explain. Because we do VA housing loans, things have to pass a substantial VA home inspection. Unfortunately, that inspection eliminates the houses which I love that would fall into a money-pit situation. Before you laugh, I totally had my eye on this horrible fixer-upper that was downtown. With its hidey room,original hardwood floors and lack of heating and A/C, it would have been a money pit. Then there was the historical house where the main and top floors had been lovingly refurbished but the owner had done the basement in a DIY fit without permits. All in all, every place that caught my eye and my heart was a potential fireball of neglect. He wanted a house that had land and room for the bird dogs to run free... somewhere he could shoot his bow and not worry about stray arrows ... except, in North Dakota that amount of land comes with a lot of work during all seasons. Winter finds us plowing snow and making sure that any driveway and house access would be cleared daily since we both work outside the home. Summer means the land would need to be cleared and maintained. Frankly, it was beyond our abilities while raising kids, bird dogs and working. I wanted charm, character, and ease of access. I work in the heart of the little town we call home and at lunch, I headed home to let the bird dogs out and play with them. I needed closeness that would allow me to continue to do this. Our boys needed that and frankly, I did too. So we needed to find a happy common ground. That is the prayer I would send up each night, Âplease let us get to a point where we can both get what we want and finally pull the trigger on a home.ÂŽ I knew that GodÂs timing was perfect, so we waited. Washington County News | Saturday, March 31, 2018 A9 FAITH K a l y n n B r a z e a l Kalynn Brazeal If you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fish fryBONIFAY Â… Little Rock Assembly will host a fried fish feast of catfish and river brim from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7. Plates will include fish, hush puppies, three sides, dessert and a drink. Any donation will be appreciated. All monies will go to support Little Rock WomenÂs Missions Project which includes the West Florida District Missionaries. The church is located at 1923 Highway 173 in Bonifay. Spring CarnivalWAUSAU Â… Wausau Assembly of God Church will hold a Family Fun Day Spring Carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14. There will be games, food, fellowship, bouncy house, slides, face painting, a cake walk, pony rides, a petting zoo, a dunking booth and more. This is a free event. The church is located at 3537 Washington Street (Highway 77) in Wausau at the caution light. For more information call 850-814-5422 or 850-541-3241. Community appreciation dayVERNON Â… Unity Baptist Church will host a community appreciation day with a free lunch from 11 a.m. until Saturday, April 21 at the church. Lunch will be catfish or chicken tenders. Lunch is free to the public. The church is located at 3274 River Road (Hinsons Crossroads) in Vernon. For more informa-tion call 850-535-4669. St. Lukes to host harpist Amy StablerMARIANNA St. LukeÂs Episcopal Church will host harpist Amy Stabler at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Child care will be provided from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted for the Fine Arts Series. The church is located at 4362 Lafayette Street in Marianna. For more informa-tion call 850-482-2431.FAITH EVENTS What you ask for, Part 1 Washington County Newswould 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 email@example.com. Be sure to include the names of everyone in the photo from left to right and a description of what is happening in the photo. Deadline is Monday evening. Below is a list of upcoming Easter events: 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. Saturday, March 31. The program is a short walk through program in 30 minute incre-ments. 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 850-638-0598. Caryville Community Easter Egg HuntCARYVILLE Â… 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 picnic GREENWOOD Â… New Hope Missionary Baptist Church will host a Easter Family Day and Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat-urday, 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 e4291 Wintergreen Road in Greenwood. UMC of Bonifay Holy Week and Easter ServicesBONIFAY Â… The United Methodist Church will host Holy Week and Easter services on the following: 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25 Â… Easter Cantata and Palm Sunday services:10 a.m. Saturday, March 31 Â… Easter Egg Hunt; Sunday, April 1 Â… 7 a.m. Early Sunrise Service (Outdoors); 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and at 10:50 a.m. Worship Service. The church is located at 202 North Oklahoma Street in Bonifay. For more information call 850-547-3785. Oak G rove Homecoming/Easter servicePONCE DE LEON Â… 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 Â… Unity Baptist 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, HinsonÂs Crossroads, in Vernon. For more information call 850-535-4669. Easter servicesARITON, ALABAMA Â… 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 ÂHe is RisenÂŽ 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. Share your Easter photos with us!See a list of Easter events below Each year, Holmes and Washington Counties partner for Relay for Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Monies raised during the annual event not only funds cancer research, but also helps offset cost such as transportation to treatment for Holmes and Washington County cancer patients. In the months leading up to the annual event, local teams work to raise money for the cause. If your Relay for Life team would like a fundraising event included in this list, email information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Grab and go breakfastCHIPLEY Â… There will be a grab and go breakfast starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 3 in the parking lot at BeallÂs Outlet and Brickyard Market. Drive through the parking lot on your way to work and pick up breakfast while supporting Relay For Life of Washington Holmes through a donation amount of your choice. We will be in the parking lot while supplies last. For more information call Jody Bush at 850-260-4348. Super Breakouts yard saleCHIPLEY Â… The Super Breakouts will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7 in the Washington County Courthouse parking lot. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Washington-Holmes Relay For Life. For more informa-tion contact Angela Tucker at email@example.com Empty shoes WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY Â… Relay For Life will host Empty Shoes Saturday, April 14 at the Washington and Holmes Courthouses. The initiative will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Washington County Courthouse and from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holmes County Court-house. Bring a pair of shoes, slipper, boots, tennis shoes, ect, to represent someone you know that has lot their battle to cancer. This powerful statement shows the community why t he fight against cancer is so important. Each pair of shoes represents a loved one who has lost the fight with cancer. All that is asked it that the shoes stay in place until a photo is taken. For more information call Jody Bush at 850-260-4348. Rib SaleCHIPLEY Â… The HTNB Relay For Life team is host-ing a rib sale. Pre-orders are due by Friday, April 13. Pick-up will be from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the HTNB Office located at 777 Main Street Building A (yellow building north of Piggly Wiggly). Ribs are sold by the whole rack and cost $20. All proceeds ben-efit Washington/Holmes County Relay For Life. For more information or to order call 850-415-9002. Cake AuctionCHIPLEY Â… The Super Breakouts will host a sweets auction Monday, April 23. The auction items will be shared on the personal Facebook pages of team members and also be on display at the Washington County Clerk of Courts Office. Bids may be placed in person, over the phone, or on Facebook. One hundred percents of profits will benefit WashingtonHolmes Relay For Life. Items will be ready for pick up Tuesday, April 24 at the Clerk of Courts office. For more information or to place bids call 850-63862852018 Relay for LifeCHIPLEY The 2018 Holmes-Washington Relay for Life event will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight at Pals Park in Chipley on April 27, 2018. The theme of the 2018 event is ÂGames Over, Cancer!ÂŽ For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 30 Days of Giving WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY Â… GoodyÂs will be participating in 30 Days of Giving Sunday, April 1 through Monday, April 30. Customers will have the opportunity to support Relay For Life while shop-ping via the credit card pin pad at each register. If you make a donation, in the amount of your choosing, to Relay For Life, you will receive a coupon that and be redeemed in the store from Sunday, May 6 through Thursday, May 10. For more information call Jody Bush at 850-260-4348.RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS
A A 1 1 0 0 Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Washington County News CLASSIFIEDS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 PowerSouthÂ’sswitching list within twenty-four (24) months and must have a valid driverÂ’s license. Candidate must be able to obtain a Commercial DriverÂ’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 PowerSouthÂ’s website at www .powersouth.com/careers by March 29, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled Home for Sale by Owner329 North Holiday Rd. Miramar Beach, FL 32550 Call (850) 585-0572 $349.000 All brick one story home. Built 1997. 1767 sq. ft. Renovated and upgraded interior Dec. 2017 New Open floor plan. Cathedral ceiling in living room, fireplace. New stove, microwave, dishwasher, cabinets, granite counter-tops. 1 Master bedroom with master bathroom. 2 Bedroom. 1 full bath. HVAC system -2015. Storage shed. Attic storage. HALF A MILE FROM BEACH NO REALTORS PLEASE J3Â’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 donÂ’t have the room, Â“We DoÂ” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of TownsendÂ’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. 3-3465 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2017-CP-86 Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF CRAIG J. NAYLOR, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Estate of CRAIG J. NAYLOR, deceased, whose date of death was December 9, 2016, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-5281, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the mailing address of which is 1293 W. Jackson Ave., #100, Chipley, FL 32428. The estate is intestate. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served must object to the validity of the will (or any codicil), qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BYLAW OR THE RIGHTTO EXEMPT PROPERTYIS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to elective share is required to file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’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 FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂ’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 24, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: MICHELLE BLANKENSHIPJORDAN Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 70836 1512 Highway 90 Chipley, FL32428 Telephone: (850) 638-9689 Fax: (877) 208-3898 E-Mail: email@example.com Secondary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Representative: Carrie Gavaller Carrie Gavaller, Personal Representative 858 Haley Drive Chipley, FL32428 March 21, 31, 2018 3-3461 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017CA000119 DIVISION: FIRSTFEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA Plaintiff, vs. TAMARAM. RODGERS, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: FREDERICK D. RODGERS Last Known Address: 4249 LEISURE LAKES DRIVE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428 You are notified of an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Bay County: LOTB-4, FIRSTADDITION TO LEISURE LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 179, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 4249 LEISURE LAKES DRIVE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428 The action was instituted in the Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida; Case No. 2017CA000119; and is styled FIRSTFEDERALBANK OF FLORIDAvs. TAMARA M. RODGERS; FREDERICK D. RODGERS; LEISURE LAKES PROPERTYOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Kelley A. Chida, Esq., PlaintiffÂ’s attorney, whose address is 255 S. Orange Ave., Ste. 900, Orlando, FL 32801, on or before April 24, 2018, (or 30 days from the first date of publication) and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on PlaintiffÂ’s attorney or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a judgment or decree in the PlaintiffÂ’s interest which will be binding upon you. DATED: 3/13/18 LORAC. BELL As Clerk of the Court By: Tamera Donjuan As Deputy Clerk March 24 and 31, 2018 3-3477 NOTICE Animal Services received a complaint of a horse loose on Hutchinson Road, the ACO responded and impounded a horse. The horse was taken to Panhandle Vet. Clinic and had a Coggins pulled. If this is your horse, you can claim by contacting Animal Services at 2300 Pioneer Road, Chipley, FL 32428 or by phone 850-638-6306, and paying the fees. Our office hours are Monday -Friday 8:00am until 4:00pm excluding holidays. March 31, 2018 3-3466 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND VARIANCE APPLICATIONS Notice is hereby given that Washington County, Florida, will consider a Special Exception Application for a proposed 260-foot-tall Telecommunication Tower (cell phone tower) and a Variance Application regarding landscape buffers for Parcel No: 00000000-00-0644-0001 located along State Road 77. The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold Public Hearings for the above-mentioned Special Exception Application and Variance Application on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 9:00 A.M. CST in the Commission Board Room, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. Records pertaining to the above-mentioned applications are available for public review at the Washington County Planning Department located 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428. For additional information, contact the Planning Department at (850) 415-5093 or email@example.com. March 24, 31, 2018 3-3467 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND VARIANCE APPLICATIONS Notice is hereby given that Washington County, Florida, will consider a Special Exception Application for a proposed 260-foot-tall Telecommunication Tower (cell phone tower) and a Variance Application regarding landscape buffers for Parcel No: 00000000-00-0568-0000 located along Deltona Boulevard. The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to hold Public Hearings for the above-mentioned Special Exception Application and Variance Application on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. CST in the Commission Board Room, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. Records pertaining to the above-mentioned applications are available for public review at the Washington County Planning Department located at 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428. For additional information, contact the Planning Department at (850) 415-5093 or firstname.lastname@example.org. March 24, 31, 2018 3-3461 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2017-CA000109 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR TOWD POINT MORTGAGE TRUST ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2015-1, Plaintiff, vs. REBECCA H. COUSSON A/K/A REBECCA COUSSON F/K/A REBECCA ANDERSON; ET AL., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Amended Consent Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 8, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2017-CA-000109, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR TOWD POINT MORTGAGE TRUST ASSET-BACKED SECURITIES, SERIES 2015-1 is Plaintiff and REBECCA H. COUSSON A/K/A REBECCA COUSSON F/K/A REBECCA ANDERSON, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the FRONT COURTHOUSE STEPS of the Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, FL 32428, at 11:00 AM, on June 13, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF BUCHANAN`S SUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, ON FILE IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 7, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN THE CITY OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 948 Main Street, Chipley, FL 32428 DATED this 19 day of March, 2018. Heller & Zion, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 1428 Brickell Avenue, Suite 600 Miami, FL 33131 Telephone: (305) 373-8001 Facsimile: (305) 373-8030 Designated email address: email@example.com By: Alexandra J Sanchez [ ] Fran E. Zion, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 749273 [X] Alexandra J. Sanchez, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 154423 March 24 and 31, 2018 3-3472 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF CARYVILLE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Caryville Town Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6:00 P.M. (or as soon as possible thereafter), at Caryville Town Hall, 4436 Old Spanish Trail, Caryville, Florida, to consider the following ordinance which title reads: ORDINANCE NO. 18-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CARYVILLE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NUMBER 25 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 10, 1987, AND ORDINANCE NUMBER 2011-02 ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2011; TO ADOPT A NEW FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of the above-mentioned subject may be reviewed at the Caryville Town Hall Town ClerkÂ’s Office, The public is encourage to provide written and/or verbal comments on the above referenced matters. All persons are advised that, if any person decides to appeal any decision made at any of these meetings, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, they need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based (Florida Statutes 286.0105). Persons with disabilities who require assistance to participate in this meeting are requested to notify the Town ClerkÂ’s office at (850) 548-5571 at least 48 hours in advance. March 31, 2018 4-3474 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 16000050CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTESS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THORUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF GWENDOLYN H. FOXWORTH, DECEASED, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 16000050CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the 14TH Judicial Circuit in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida, wherein, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, and, FOXWORTH, GWENDOLYN, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, 11 a.m. at the front of the Washington County Courthouse located at, 1293 Jackson Avenue Chipley, FL 32428 (on the front steps of the courthouse), on the 2nd day of May, 2018, the following described property: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SE OF THE NE OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN S 005Â’31Â” E 360.0 FEET, THENCE N 8903Â’22Â” E 228.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N 8903Â’22Â” E 218.0 FEET, THENCE S 049Â’ E 465.0 FEET, THENCE S 8903Â’22Â” W 218.0 FEET, THENCE N 049Â’ W 465.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 9, ACCORDING TO SURVEY BY SOUTHEASTERN SURVEYORS, INC., PREPARED FOR JIMMY NAPIER DATED JULY 24, 1975 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 26 day of March, 2018. LORA C BELL Clerk of the Circuit Court By Tamara Donjuan Deputy Clerk Publish in: THE WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS Submitted by: GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. 100 West Cypress Creek Road Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-491-1120 IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the CourtÂ’s disability coordinator at ADA Coordinator, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-747-5338. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 31, April 7, 2018 4-3479 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given BLAINE INVESTMENTS, LLC the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 00-00278 Year of Issuance 2015 Parcel 00-0913-0013 assessed to: BANK OF AMERICA NA Description of Property 30 3 13 2.96 ORB 255 P 76 BG 717.47Â’ W, 330Â’ S OF NEC OF NW , RN S. 330Â’, W. 463.10Â’, N. 330Â’, E. 463.10Â’ TO POB AS DESC IN ORB 255 P 76, LESS ORB 771 P 291 PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-0913-0013. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on APRIL 18,2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MARCH 31, APRIL 4,11,18, 2018 4-3477 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given IDE TECHNOLOGIES the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 12-00440 Year of Issuance 2012 Parcel 00-1881-0002 assessed to: MARGARET S ROGERS ESTATE Description of Property 4 4 13 .13 ORB 833 P 258 BEG @ SEC OF BLK #16, W 150Â’, N 40Â’, E 150Â’, S ALNG MAIN ST TO POB, AS DESC IN ORB 833 P 128, ORB 859 P 144, ORB 859 P 336 PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-1881-0002. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on APRIL 18,2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MARCH 31, APRIL 4,11,18, 2018 4-3473 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 18-11CP In Re: The Estate of DONNIE HORNE DUCE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DONNIE HORNE DUCE, deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is is 1293 W Jackson Ave # 100, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representativeÂ’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedentÂ’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 the decedentÂ’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 SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂ’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 31, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: KERRY ADKISON Kerry Adkison, P.A. 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PublisherÂ’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise Â“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 discriminationÂ” 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. 2BR/1BA House for rent. Between Sunny Hills & Wausau. 1st, last & deposit. $600/month. Prefer mature adults. 850-733-2605 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. 2/3/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 For Sale in Bonifay.2BR/1BA brickhome. New HVAC system, updated bath, fenced yard & storage building. Open house March 23& 24. 407-923-5200. For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 If you didnÂ’t advertise here, youÂ’re missing out on potential customers.