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** See a list of upcoming Relay for Life events, A9 Volume 94 Number 85 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Local & State ..............A3 Opinion ....................A4 Kids Activities .............A5 NASCAR ....................A8 Faith ........................A9 Classifieds ...............A10 @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 ¢ chipleypaper.com A7Local woman with MD closer to buying vanA9Faith column reflects on Holy Week Saturday, April 7, 2018 Washington County News Jim Turner News Service FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Pres-sure is growing from Florida and other states as the U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to determine how to move forward with a disas-ter-relief package President Donald Trump signed in early February.U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., joined col-leagues from Texas, Louisiana and California this week in prodding U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to start distributing $2.3 billion intended for farmers who sustained damages last year in hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.We are concerned that to date there has been no implementation guidance for producers in our states,Ž the senators wrote Wednesday to Perdue.The letter followed phone calls from Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott to Perdue in the past week regarding the fed-eral money.Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, industry representatives and members of the states congressional delegation have also been pushing the federal agency.We need these funds to be distributed quickly, but it also needs to be done the right way,Ž Putnam spokesman Aaron Keller said in an email.The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a state-ment Wednesday night Calls increase for Irma aid to ow to farmersStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ An investigation by the Washington County Drug Task Force led to more than 30 suspected drug dealers being sought on felony drug charges, a Washington County Sheriffs Office news release stated.For the past three months, investigatorsWCSO and the Chipley Police Department conducted an operationthat revealed avast amount of information pertaining to key individuals surrounding the drug activity within the county. The investigation led to the arrest of 23 individuals, with eight remaining at large.We feel the undercover operation of this investigation has been a great success,ŽCPD Chief of Police Scott Thompson stated in the release.AsWCSO and theCPD continue the roundup opera-tion,additional arrests are anticipated based on the information provided. Several of the individuals listed as at large are being pursued by the U.S. Marshals Service at this time, the release stated.With the majority of the arrests made dur ing this oper-ation being suspected drug dealers, we are confident we are moving in the right direc-tion as we delve further into the eradication of drugs from our communities,Ž WCSO Sheriff Kevin Crews stated in the release.Because we are still actively seeking the eight individuals that are currently at large we are asking the public to provide any informa-tion which could lead to their arrest.ŽThose facing charges stem-ming from this investigation are:More than 30 charged in WCSO roundupBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ Blue pinwheels will cascade the grassy areas across the nation this month in observance of National Child Abuse Awareness Month.Staff at the Chipley office of Anchorage Children Home spent Thursday morning forming an anchor „ the logo of their organization „ with the blue pinwheels. April is National Child Abuse Awareness MonthStaff at the Chipley of“ ce of Anchorage Children Home spent Thursday morning forming an anchor „ the logo of their organization „ with blue pinwheels. April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. The childrens home provides a continuum of care for at-risk and abused children, youth and their families. From Left to right: Cassie Smith, Pamela Wol” ey, Lawanda Bland, Julie Moulder, Caitlyn Dorriety, Leketha Harrison, Tracey DoranSmith, Anjeanetta McDonald and LaShaun Pompey. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] See ROUNDUP, A3 See AWARENESS, A2 See AID, A2By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ Imagine walk-ing across the train track just at dusk in downtown Chipley to an eatery that offers a fusion of multi-ethnic cuisines „ and a nice selection of wine and beer. Mentally smell the aromas of France and Italy, the spices of Cajun and south-ern cooking, and let the light buttery flavors of a Chardon-nay or Pinot Grigio kiss your pallet.World Food Champion Nick Rickman is looking to make that thought a reality with his award-winning restau-rant Fuzion Craze. However, with the alcohol ordinance the way it is currently, he would be prohibited to do so.Ive been looking at several buildings in the downtown area and I was close to making an offer on one of them, but thats one of the issues that came to me because there was a church within the proxim-ity of what yall are talking about,Ž Rickman explained to Chipley City Council at Thursdays workshop. Residents discuss alcohol, spray eld sitesChipley City Council listens to residents feedback on Thursday about the Citys alcohol regulations. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] See SITES, A2

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** saying that it understands the anxiety in Florida and other disaster-stricken areas that are waiting on critical assistance.ŽThe Bipartisan Budget Act passed in February gave the secretary a lot of discretion-ary authority to establish an ad hoc disaster program,Ž the federal agency said. USDA is in the final stages of outlining the parameters of the pro-gram and hopes to announce more information regarding sign-up and eligibility in the coming weeks.ŽIn the letter to Perdue, the senators noted that agricultural producers in a wide range of industries remain affected by the storms.The citrus industry in Florida was especially devastated by Hurricane Irma because the storm struck just a few weeks before harvest, destroying most of the fruit and many trees as well,Ž the letter said. For an industry already weakened by citrus greening, this storm has pushed many growers to the brink of finan-cial ruin.ŽFlorida citrus growers suffered at least $761 mil-lion in losses from Hurricane Irma, which hit in September and caused an estimated $2.5 billion in losses to the states agriculture industry.At a March 21 meeting of the Florida Citrus Commis-sion, Chairman G. Ellis Hunt expressed frustration as the wait continued.Were still waiting, maybe not as patiently as we were to start with,Ž Hunt said at the meeting.With Irma-induced losses at citrus groves in parts of Southwest Florida reaching 70 percent to 90 percent, orange production across the state is forecast to be down 34.5 percent from a year ago. At the same time, grapefruit production is off by 40 percent. A2 Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Jim ThompsonGatehouse Media FloridaMARY ESTHER, Fla. „ Sometimes, a boy becomes a man in quiet ways.For 18-year-old Corey Griffin, one of those moments came Wednesday as he softly repeated the oath recited by U.S. military enlistees.Inside the Air Force recruiting office, he swore to support and defend the Con-stitution against all enemies and to follow the orders of the president and of his superior officers.He also swore something else „ an oath written not on paper but in his heart.To honor my dad,Ž he said after swearing the oath that will send him to Texas Lackland Air Force Base later this year.Corey Griffins dad is the late Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Griffin, who was killed May 13, 2003. He was Eglin Air Force Bases only casualty of the Iraq War. He left behind Corey, then 4 years old, his daughter Makensie, a year younger, and a griev-ing widow, Michelle. Patrick and Michelle had known one another nearly all their lives and had been childhood sweethearts.It took Michelle nearly a week to tell her young son about his dads death.Tucking Corey into bed one night, she said, I told him that his dad got hurt so bad that he cant come home.ŽAnd in that quiet moment, a young boy did what any man would do. He found a way to try to comfort his mother.He said, Thats OK, Mom. Thats OK,Ž Michelle remembered, her voice on the edge of breaking. However her children have dealt with their fathers death over the years, Michelle con-cedes that she remains angry that her husband was taken from her. Although today, that anger is far more modu-lated than it was 15 years ago.Back then, she said, I was a wreck ƒ and it brought out an anger in me that I didnt know existed. Our dreams were over. Everything was over.ŽOver time, she said, You get sick and tired of being sick and tired. You get angry at being angry.ŽThe secret, according to Michelle, is simply not to dwell on those feelings as they well up. And that may be why, despite her keen sense of the personal price that military service can demand of troops and their families, she can accept, and even celebrate, her sons decision.I ask myself, Should I be worried?Ž she said. And then, quickly answering her own question, she dispels those doubts.It just feels right,Ž she said. I am at total peace with this. I dont have any apprehensions.ŽMichelles peace extends even to the possibility that her son, like his father, might make the ultimate sacrifice for his country.I dont think that God would be that cruel, to take Corey, too,Ž she said. But if he did, hed be with his dad, and theyd be serving some-where else together.ŽLt. Col. Lara L. Wilson, commander of the 331st Air Force Recruiting Squadron at Alabamas Maxwell Air Force Base, administered the oath to Corey and reminded him, his mother and sister, and the Air Force recruiters gathered for the ceremony that Staff Sgt. Patrick Griffin was very much with them in that moment.I know theres someone looking down whos very proud, too,Ž she said.Corey graduated from Crestview High School last year but hadnt set out much of a plan for his future except for knowing it likely wouldnt include higher education.I didnt really want to do college because I dont really like school,Ž he said after Wednesdays ceremony.As her sons lack of direction became more apparent, Michelle left little doubt that she wouldnt accept him simply hanging around the house indefinitely. At one point, she said, I told him, Theres always the military.ŽFrom there, Corey started asking questions about his father and about serving in the military. Eventually, Michelle called the Air Force recruiting office and set up an appointment for her and her son. When Tech. Sgt. Johna-than Land asked him why he wanted to join the Air Force, it became clear that Corey had, in his own quiet way, been thinking a lot about his future.It was amazing,Ž his mother said. He said, Because I want to honor my father and serve my country.ŽLand also was taken aback by Coreys response. On hand for Wednesdays swearingin and remembering that first meeting, Land told the young man, Ive never been humbled like that in my 11 years. Your bravery is just unbelievable.ŽMakensie Griffin is also impressed with her older brothers bravery.Im proud of him,Ž she said. But Im nervous „ I dont want anything to happen to him.ŽShe is looking forward to the Air Force helping her brother lose some of his shyness and reticence.I know its going to help him get out of his shell,Ž she said.Then, looking at her brother and offering some sisterly advice, she said, Dont be so quiet. Talk to people.Ž Jim Thompson is a reporter for the Northwest Florida Daily News.Son of sergeant killed in Iraq war joins Air ForceLt. Col. Lara L. Wilson, commander of the 331st Recruiting Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, administers the military enlistment oath to Corey Grif“ n on Wednesday at the Air Force recruitment of“ ce in Mary Esther, Fla. [DEVON RAVINE/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FLORIDA] Corey Gri n, 18, enlisted in military to honor his father, who died in 2003 The childrens home pro-vides a continuum of care for at-risk and abused children, youth and their families.According to American Society for the Positive Care of Children, in 2015 „ the latest report „ an estimated 1,670 to 1,740 children died from abuse and neglect, the majority of them being under age 3. The report also 7.2 mil-lion reports of child abuse in that same year, with 17.2 being physically abused and 8.4 being sexually abused. It was estimated that 1,670 to 1,740 children die each year from abuse and neglect, the report shows.About 207,000 children are in foster care. AWARENESSFrom Page A1[CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] AIDFrom Page A1 Were looking to have beer and wine „ not hard liquor „ to serve with our food.ŽThe alcohol ordinance discussion item was on the agenda because the council wanted input from the com-munity about the issue. By the end of the meeting, the coun-cil directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance consid-ering the input. From there, the council will make a recommendation and schedule a special meeting for vote.Currently, the city regulates the licensed sale of alcohol within 1,000 feet of any church, school or public park and within 300 feet of a dwelling or residence „ unless two-thirds of property areas within that area give consent. Last year, the county adopted the states regulation of no sale within 500 feet of a school and added no sale within 500 feet of a church, which is down by 1,500 feet from its previous regulation.I think what were trying to accomplish here is some clarity in what were talking about,Ž Councilman Brett Butler said. Im a big believer in say-what-you-mean-and-mean-what-you-say and theres some ambiguity there.ŽButler was speaking about the way the distance from property to property is mea-sured „ either from property line to line or from front door to another point.Chipley Redevelopment Agency Director Ted Everett wound up the discussion by reminding the co uncil about the economic development efforts his agency has worked hard to promote and secure. Why have we been working so hard at the CRA to produce new grants,Ž he started rhetori-cally, listing local restaurants that the grants would benefit and noting the discussion of development downtown has been a long one.To do nothing would be more of the same,Ž Everett said. If you want to be proactive and look at things differently, this is the way to go.ŽPeople have a choice they have to make individually whether they consume or not, but to tell them they cant because we decree it I dont think is necessarily fair,Ž he concluded. And the City needs a downtown; it needs busi-nesses downtown.ŽAlso at the meeting, the council terminated the option to purchase real property for parcels formerly reviewed as potential sprayfield sites. The City had identified the five properties of interest based on a survey and soils maps which showed areas fit to serve as a spray field.The recommendation was for the City to quit even looking at the five properties „ based on what the engineer was saying that we were look-ing at „ and hunting land that was more suitable to take care of the needs of the city,Ž City Administrator Dan Miner said.There was no discussion from the council nor public.City Chipley Council will hold its next regular meet-ing 6 p.m. on April 10 at City Hall. SITESFrom Page A1Source: ChildWelfare.gov The following signs may signal the presence of child abuse or neglect. The Child: Shows sudden changes in behavior or school performance € Has not received help for physical or medical problems brought to the parents attention € Has learning problems (or dif“ culty concentrating) that cannot be attributed to speci“ c physical or psychological causes € Is always watchful, as though preparing for something bad to happen € Lacks adult supervision € Is overly compliant, passive, or withdrawn € Comes to school or other activities early, stays late, and does not want to go home The Parent : € Shows little concern for the child € Denies the existence of„or blames the child for„the childs problems in school or at home € Asks teachers or other caregivers to use harsh physical discipline if the child misbehaves Sees the child as entirely bad, worthless, or burdensome € Demands a level of physical or academic performance the child cannot achieve € Looks primarily to the child for care, attention, and satisfaction of emotional needs € The Parent and Child: Rarely touch or look at each other € Consider their relationship entirely negative € State that they do not like each other Recognizing Child Abuse According to American Society for the Positive Care of Children, in 2015 „ the latest report „ an estimated 1,670 to 1,740 children died from abuse and neglect, the majority of them being under age 3.

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** Washington County News | Saturday, April 7, 2018 A3 LOCAL AND STATEJanice OBryan, 45, Chipley, sale of metham-phetamine and possession of firearm by convicted felon Dianna Renee Pate, 30, Chipley, sale of controlled substanceMicholas Ricardo David, 47, Caryville, two counts sale of a controlled substanceDeanna Marie Smithson, 30, Chipley, sale of controlled substance within 100 foot of public housing and two counts sale of methamphetamineLisette Lee Taylor, 27, Chipley, sale of methamphetamineAmanda Jo Gilley, 34, Geneva, Alabama, possession of metham-phetamine and possession of paraphernaliaAustin Hallmark, 19, Caryville, two counts sale of a controlled substance and sale of MDMA (Molly)Robert Martin French, 61, Vernon, sale of methamphetamineSteven Michael Hutchinson, 20, Chipley, sale of a controlled substance, sale of meth-amphetamine and sale of MDMA (Molly)Robin Lynett Hogans, 28, Vernon, sale of a con-trolled substanceSamantha Yunis, 27, Vernon, two counts sale of a controlled substanceAme Patrice Fournier, 47, Chipley, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufac-ture or deliverDanna M Carroll, 32, Caryville, possession of a controlled substanceDamien Alexander Davis, 16, Chipley, sale of a controlled substanceKaitlin Lorene McDon-ald, 23, Chipley, sale of a controlled substanceJames Sirmans, 47, Chipley, possession of a controlled substanceBenny Rivera Jr, 48, Chipley, sale of a con-trolled substanceRita Michele Edwards, 45, Wausau, deliver methamphetamine Tyler John Blackstock, 27, Chipley, sale of a con-trolled substanceApril Wilson, 43, Vernon, sale of a controlled substanceMark John Maczik, 55, Mary Esther, sale of cocaineKatrina Michelle Sides, 36, Marianna, sale of methamphetamineEric Michael Deming, 38, Alford, sale of methamphetamine The following subjects are still wanted (At Large) by the Washington County Sheriffs Office:Tony Edward Peterson, 39, Caryville, two counts sale of cocaineCortez Christopher Bowers, 32, sale of con-trolled substanceRobert Kimble, 28, Chipley, sale of methamphetamineGregory Anglin, 44, sale of methamphetamineJustin Tyler Goodwin, 21, Chipley, sale of methamphetamineDequarious Jamal Peterson, 25, Caryville, sale of a controlled substanceClifton Antonio Patrick, 33, Defuniak Springs, sale of cocaineBrittany Morgan Zermeno, 28, Chipley, possession of methamphetamineIf you have any knowl-edge of crimes being committed or tips contact the Washington County Sheriffs Office at 850-6386111;anonymously by calling 850-638TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us. ROUNDUPFrom Page A1Amanda Gilley Benny Rivera Damien Alexander Deanna Smithson Dianna Pate Ame Fournier April Wilson Austin Hallmark Eric Deming James Sirmans Janice Obryan Kaitlin McDonald Katrina Sides Lisette Taylor Mark Maczik Micholas Davis Rita Edwards Robert French Robin Hogans Samantha Yunis Steven Hutchinson Tyler Blackstock SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM

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** A4 Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ eld@chipleypaper.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick jbostick@chipleypaper.com, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: news@chipleypaper.com Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197Have something to say?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Fifty ye ars ago this week, an assassins bullet silenced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But it did not kill his dream „ even though that dream remains unfulfilled. Kings moral suasion was instrumental in securing passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which dismantled the legal barriers to racial equality. His powerful rhetoric, grounded in a Christian ethic and the philosophies of nonviolence and civil disobedience, opened the nations eyes to the fact that America had failed to live up to its founding ideals for an entire segment of its citizens. However, even though Jim Crow had been vanquished, there were other challenges to confront. By the time of his death, King was focusing on economic justice „ he had organized the Poor Peoples Campaign in late 1967, and was in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, to support a sanitation workers strike. By many measures, African-Americans have far more opportunities and greater freedom in where they can live, work and go to school than they did a half-century ago. Thats a testament to Kings success and the nations maturation. But King left behind a lot of unfinished business, and the obstacles to success have proved far more resilient than t hose that opposed integration. Had he lived, King would be appalled by statistics that illustrate growing income inequality between the races. A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that black men and women earn persistently lower wages compared with their white counterparts, a gap that has grown since 1979. According to the Urban Institute, white family wealth is seven times greater than black family wealth. That disparity is as high or higher than it was in 1963. King would be alarmed by racial disparities in the criminal justice system, such as the effects mandatory minimum sentences and the War on Drugs have had on incarcerating black males. The fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22-year old African-American who was standing in back yard of his grandmothers house March 18 in Sacramento, once again has raised concerns about unequal use of deadly force against blacks by law enforcement. Kings clarion call for people to be judged by the content of their character, and not the color of their skinŽ is increasingly disregarded. Society is becoming more tribalistic, with Americans identifying themselves, and judging others, by race as well as class and politics. The night before he was killed, King gave the last of his famous orations in which he seemingly foresaw his death, even as he expressed optimism that the fight for equality ultimately would succeed. Americans must recapture that spirit that allowed King to embrace conflict while pursuing solutions. The dream still can be redeemed. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, a News Herald sister paper with GateHouse Media.Dont allow dream to die ANOTHER VIEW Now that the nation has a $1.3 trillion budget, lawmakers can resume debate about whether to pinch pennies. The threat to do away with pennies and nickels surfaces on Capitol Hill almost every year. Indeed, The Wall Street Journal printed a spirited debate recently by two highly accredited economists on that vexing question. One scholar claimed the coins are a nuisance,Ž while the other wrote, Money is the lubricant that greases the wheels of commerce.Ž As someone who spent formative years scrounging for coins, let me offer what economists refer to as my two centsŽ on this matter. First, to dispel a myth. You cant retrieve a coin from under a grate in the street by lowering a string tied to a piece of bubblegum, as I once saw in a movie. What you need is more weight for instance, a golf ball and a properly viscous liquid such as honey. This works every time. Oddly, however, well-chewed gum is useful when flattening coins on railroad tracks. Too often the passing train kicks your coin into the bed of gravel, making it hard to find. A tiny wad of gum will secure the coin and is easily pealed off after the coin is squished. I always pick up pennies on the ground, but Im no match for Otha Anders. When he turned 73 two years ago, Mr. Anders needed dental work, so he took the pennies he had been tossing into jars for more than 45 years over to the Ruston Origin Bank in Ruston, La. He walked out with a check for $5,136 (and 14 cents). The News-Star newspaper quoted a bank official as saying, It was not a typical day at the bank.Ž A blogger named Jayme Kinsey, who has found $3.01 on store floorsŽ so far this year, offers this advice: Always carry hand sanitizer or wipes and, when walking, try to look down as often as possible. Another blogger, Jeffrey Strain, suggests looking for coins in melting snow because when people drop coins in winter they are less likely to pick them up. That,Ž he notes, leaves an accumulation of coins that appear in the spring when the snow begins to melt off.Ž When I was 7 my parents gave me a blue cardboard folder to collect pennies by year. Hard as I tried, I never found a 1943-S Lincoln penny accidentally struck in bronze by the San Francisco mint. One of those sold at auction in 2016 for $282,000. I also failed to find a 1943-D bronze cent, which eight years ago sold for $1,700,000. I think where were going with all this is that pennies and nickels are less crucial to the economy than they are to our psyche. We all know that some day coins will disappear, as will mail deliveries on Saturdays, but theres no reason to rush it. Besides, making money is a great business. Although the U.S. Mint loses a bit producing pennies and nickels, its overall coin operation turned a profit last year a profit! of almost $400 million. You want to know how clever the government is at making money? At USMint. govyou can buy gift certificates, ranging from $25 to $200. You read that right: gift certificates for money! According to the Mint: Online Gift Certificates make shopping easy!Ž And, best of all, they do not expire.Ž The Mint will also sell you coins sealed in plastic, known as proof sets. Each set contains a dollar coin, five quarters, one half-dollar, a dime, a Jefferson nickel and a Lincoln penny a $2.91 value! for $27.95. Why would lawmakers want to mess up a business like that?Giving up coins is penny foolish P e t e r F u n t Peter FuntSoft d rinkswill cost you more in Philadelphia, Seattle, Boulder, Colorado, and a bunch of California cities because politicians in those places voted to tax it. The social engineers claim soft drinktaxes will reduce obesity,Ž lower diabetes rates,Ž reduce medical costs,Ž etc. But the politicians main goal is to bring in money. Philadelphia city council members applauded wildly when their tax passed. But store owner Melvin Robinson says, Its a bad tax.Ž Robinson, who runs Brunos Pizza, says the soft drinktax punishes his business. His customers quickly agreed. One I interviewed for my new YouTube/Facebook/Twitter video angrily said, Who should pay $3 for a drink that they used to get for 99 cents?Ž Now, instead of buyinga soft drinkat Brunos, she buys from a store in the next town. Thats easy to do because Brunos is located right on an outer edge of Philadelphia. Customers just cross the street to save money. Do the politicians ever think about that? The tax is for what we feel is a good reason,Ž Philadelphia City Councilman William Greenlee told me. I thought he would talk about saving people from obesity. That still would be obnoxious and intrusive, but Greenlee gave another, simpler reason. We need the money. Nothing else that we could come up with could raise that kind of funding.Ž But the tax hasnt brought in as much money as they expected. Soft drinksales are down by more than 50 percent. That happens when people can escape taxes by crossing a street. Or by buying other, even less healthy things. Taxes often have unintended side effects. Although soft drnksales are down in Philadelphia, liquor sales are up. That surprised Greenlee. I dont know about that,Ž he laughed, cause we have a liquor tax, too!Ž Another problem:Soft drinktaxes are regressive. They hurt poor people most. Even Bernie Sanders campaigned against Phillyssoft drinktax, shouting, You dont have to fund child care on the backs of the poorest people in this city!Ž I didnt know Bernie opposed it!Ž Greenlee replied. But remember, were raising enough money to put 2,700 kids in pre-K.Ž That was the citys justification for the new tax. Activists said thousands of kids would attend high qualityŽ preschool. I doubt that the schools are high quality.Ž Government work rarely is. It is expensive, certainly „ Philly spends more than $6,000 per child; Catholic schools charge less than $5,000.Beware the poisonous taxes John Stossel

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** A6 Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Washington County News DATELINESJERUSALEM SAN FRANCISCOAppeals court limits scope of law barring pot prosecutionsA U.S. appeals court says a law that bans the Justice Department from prosecuting some medical marijuana users and dispensaries does not apply to pot operations on federal land. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an appeal by two men charged in federal court with growing marijuana in North-ern California on property controlled by the Bureau of Land Management. A three-judge panel of the court said Thursday, however, that lawmakers did not prevent the federal gov-ernment from enforcing its marijuana law on federal land even when no state laws may have been violated. MOJAVE, CALIF. Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered ” ight of new shipVirgin Galactic has con-ducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.Virgin Galactic tweets that the spaceship named Unity was carried aloft by its mother ship and released over Californias Mojave Desert early Thursday.The company says the spacecraft achieved supersonic speed before the pilots shut down the engine and it glided back to Mojave Air & Space Port.This was Virgin Galactics first powered flight since the 2014 crash of its original spaceship that killed one of its two pilots.Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson tweets that Space feels tantalisingly close now.ŽATLANTAPolice: Missing CDC worker drowned; no sign of foul playAn employee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who was reported missing more than seven weeks ago was found drowned in a river not far from his house, with no sign of foul play, authorities said Thursday.Timothy Cunninghams body was found Tuesday partially submerged in water and mud on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta, fire-rescue department spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said at a news conference. Stafford said that rescue crews had to use boats and special equip-ment to reach Cunninghams body because it was located in difficult terrain in a remote area not easily accessible.ŽBERLINGerman court orders Catalan ex-leaders release on bailA German court ruled Thursday that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain, finding that the most serious accusation against him isnt punishable under German law.The state court in the northern town of Schleswig said it set conditions includ-ing a $92,000 payment for the 55-year-old to leave prison. It wasnt immediately clear when he would be released, though it appeared unlikely before Friday morning.We will see each other tomorrow. Thank you all!Ž a message posted on his Twitter feed read.NEW DELHIBollywood star gets 5 years for poaching deerBollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted Thursday of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago and sentenced to five years in prison, with the judge describing him as a habitual offender.ŽThe heavily muscled actor contended he did not shoot the two blackbuck deer in the western India preserve in 1998. He was acquitted in related cases.Khan was in court for the ruling in the western city of Jodhpur. Police took him to a local prison after the verdict, though he is likely to be freed on bail in the next few days. The Associated PressPalestinian mourners carry the body of 23-year-old Mojahid al-Khodari, who was killed early Thursday morning by an Israeli airstrike, during his funeral in Gaza City. A second man died Thursday from wounds sustained in a mass protest along the Israeli border. The fatalities bring to 21 the number of people killed in confrontations in the volatile area since last week. [KHALIL HAMRA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]BERLINThe undated photo provided by the German aerospace center (DLR) shows engineer Paul Zabel with fresh salad he harvested in the EDENISS greenhouse at the Neumeyer-Station III on Antarctica. The project without soil but with a closed water cycle, optimized lightning and carbon dioxide levels is a test to become part of the nutrition for astronauts in future moon or Mars missions. [DLR VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]HARTFORD, CONN.Associate Justice Richard A. Robinson questions an attorney during a session at Connecticut Supreme Court in Sept. 28 Hartford, Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday, he is nominating Robinson for chief justice. Malloys previous chief justice nominee was rejected the previous week by the state Senate in a mostly party-line vote. If con“ rmed, Robinson would succeed Chase Rogers, who retired in February. [ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]The Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. „ Gary Bailey is certain China is trying to rattle Trump voters with its threat to slap tariffs on soybeans and other agri-culture staples grown in rural America. The wheat farmer in eastern Washington, a state that exports $4 billion a year in farm products, is also certain of the result.Its a strategy thats work-ing,Ž he said.If farmers are worried, so are Republican politicians, who depended on smalltown America to hand them control of Congress and know how quickly those voters could take it away. Just seven months before the 2018 midterm elections, Trumps faceoff with China over trade has exposed an unexpected political vulnerability in what was supposed to be the Republican Partys strongest region: rural America.The clash with China poses a direct threat to the economies in both red and blue states, from Californias central valley to eastern Washington through Minnesotas plains and across Missouri, Indiana and into Ohio.They are regions in which the GOPs quest to retain its House and Senate majorities this fall is tied directly to Republican voters views about their pocketbooks and Trumps job performance. The signs of fear and frustra-tion about both are easy to find.In southwestern Minnesota, soybean farmer Bill Gordon says the volatility in the markets makes it harder for farmers like him to market their crop and lock in profitability. The state is the countrys fourth-largest exporting state, and the states top farm export market is China.A Trump voter, Gordon said right now hes disappointed, not angry with whats happening. But the trade tensions could affect his vote in the open race for the regions congressional seat, where the farm vote is significant.I vote for the people who represent rural America,Ž he said. Its not a party line.ŽPresident Donald Trump says hes simply fighting against unfair business practices with a geopolitical rival. After the Trump administration announced plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports Tuesday, China lashed back within hours, matching the American tariffs with plans to tax $50 billion of U.S. products, including soybeans, corn and wheat. China had previously released plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on frozen pork, nuts and wine in response to Trumps intent to apply duties to imported alumi-num and steel.The soybean industry, perhaps more than any other, illustrates the potential harm to Republican candidates in the fall.Soy production is concen-trated in the Midwest. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Indiana and Missouri account for over h alf of all soy produced in the United States. And more than 60 percent of U.S. soy exports have been sent to mainland China in recent years.Trump won 89 percent of Americas counties that produce soy, according to an Associated Press analysis of Agriculture Department and election data. In those counties, on average, two out of three voters supported Trump in 2016.Many Republican candidates who represent rural areas Trump won in 2016 are being forced to choose between his trade policies and community interests. Vulnerable Republicans are walking a tightrope.In eastern Washington, seven-term Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers had already found herself in an unexpectedly tight race. She has urged the White House to reverse courseŽ on the Chi-nese tariffs in recent days. She did not respond publicly to this weeks dramatic developments, however.Overall, an estimated 2.1 million jobs could be affected by the trade dispute nationally, with a majority coming from counties that Trump won in 2016, according to an analysis by Mark Muro, a senior fellow at the Metro-politan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.Were in kind of a farm crisis,Ž said Bob Worth, who grows soybeans, corn and spring wheat with his son on 2,200 acres near Lake Benton in southwestern Minnesota. He wouldnt say how he voted in 2016, but he offered kind, if measured, words for Trump.Im going to believe in the man,Ž added Worth, whos also on the board of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. Hes doing this for business reasons only. I dont know if he knows how much hes hurting agriculture.ŽTrade moves rattle farmers, GOPA ” ag ” ies over the Heartland Co-op grain elevator on Thursday in Dallas Center, Iowa. The trade dispute with China is threatening to rattle small-town economies and election-year politics. Just seven months before the 2018 midterm elections, Trumps faceoff with China over trade has exposed an unexpected political vulnerability in what was supposed to be the Republican Partys strongest region: rural America. [CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLD

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** Washington County News | Saturday, April 7, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ The Chipley Garde Club has an upcoming annual English Tea and fundraiser. Notable garden writer, designer and horticultural consultant Harvey Cotten will be the keynote speaker at the annual English Tea to be held at 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, April 21. The event will be held in the John Wesley Building at First United Methodist Church of Chipley. At 10:20 a.m., Cotten will speak on the topic of easy gardening.Tickets cost $15 each. Seating is limited and are by reservation only. To reserve your ticket, call Chipley Garden Club President Debbie Mitchell at 850-638-0536.Garden Clubs English Tea is April 21Notable garden writer, designer and horticultural consultant Harvey Cotten will be the keynote speaker at the Chipley Garden Clubs annual English Tea on April 21. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ A woman who suffers from a form of mus-cular dystrophy will get some help with purchasing a handi-cap van.Several community mem-bers opened their hearts and wallets to help Kim Wages raise money toward purchasing a van. As of Friday morning, her GoFundMe account shows she raised $1,335 of her $7,000 goals.And Lisa Kirk, a Tupperware consultant, is hosting a Tupperware Fundraiser to help Wages by giving 40-percent of the proceeds from purchases made in the Tupperware fundraising brochure and by giving 100-percent of the proceeds of purchases made in the regu-lar catalog and brochure.The fundraising campaign ends April 13. Go to www.facebook.com/LisasTupperLove/ to support.Woman with MD closer to purchase handicap vanKim Corbin, 35, (center) sits with her husband, William Wages (left), and their 15-year-old son at an October event. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Law enforcement serves at egg huntWashington County Sheriffs Of“ ce of“ cer hands out balloons to local children at the Community Egg Hunt held Wednesday at Shivers Park. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: news@chipleypaper.com Kid Safety Expo announces dates BONIFAY/CHIPLEY/ MARIANNA/LYNN HAVEN „ Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: 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, 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.Dixie Youth opening dayVERNON „ The City of Vernon Dixie Youth will hold opening day ceremo-nies at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the ball fields. Volunteers are needed and vendor booths are available. There will be raffles, 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 „ The AARP Tax-Aide Program and Washington County Coun-cil on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic filing for 2017 tax returns. Special attention is provided to filers 60 and older, but AARP membership is not required. These services are available each Tuesday now through April 10 by appointment at the Council on Aging, located at 1348 South Blvd. in Chi-pley. Individuals seeking assistance need to fill out an interview sheet, avail-able at the Council on Aging, and bring all their 2017 tax documents including; Social security card; drivers license or photo ID; copy of last years tax return; a check for bank information; 1095-A Form if you bought insurance from Marketplace/exchange; SSA-1099 Social security benefits; 1099-R pensions, retirement, and annuities; 1099-INT 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 stu-dent loan interest; 1098-T tuition payments; Information needed to itemize: medical expenses, medical miles driven, contributions, home mortgage interest, and real estate taxes. The service will not prepare Schedule F … Farms, Schedule E … Rental Prop-erty, Schedule C … Business income with expenses that exceed $25,000, multiple Schedule Cs for one individual, Clergy, or Form 3903 … Moving expenses. These are considered Out of Scope.Ž For more infor-mation call 850-638-6216.Baby BeesCHIPLEY „ 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 activi-ties designed just for baby. Each month will have a new theme. For more information call 850-638-1314. Game nightCHIPLEY „ 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 „ Jazzmatazz 2018 will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday April 12 and Friday, April 13. The annual shows by Chipolas 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 Office. Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida to host ArtKidDooCHIPLEY „ The 6th Annual ArtKidDoo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Chipleys Shivers Park. ArtKidDoo is a collaborative effort among the Early Learning Coali-tion of Northwest Florida, child care providers, local businesses, non-profit and civic organizations to encourage awareness for the arts in young children. To join as a vendor or offer a special perfor-mance, 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 „ Feelings of grief and loss can be overwhelming. For this reason, Covenant Care will be offering a six-week grief support group in Mari-anna at the Covenant Care office, located at 4540 Lafayette St, Suite E from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tues-days 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 addi-tional information, call Jaci Bartley at 850-7010132 or email at Jacqueline.bart ley@choosecovenant.org. Graceville spring pageantGRACEVILLE „ The Graceville Womens Club will host the Graceville Spring Pageant at 5 p.m. Sat-urday, April 21. This pageant is open to girls 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 Sat-urday, April 14. Practice will begin Monday, April 16. For more information contact Samantha Angerbrandt at 850-703-0996 or email at samantha.angerbrandt@ gmail.com.COMMUNITY EVENTS April20: 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 CALENDAR

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** A8 Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Washington County NewsFeb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana (Martin Truex) March 26: STP 500 at Martinsville (Clint Bowyer) April 8: OReilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas April 15: Food City 500 at Bristol April 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond April 29: Geico 500 at Talladega May 6: AAA 400 at Dover May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas May 19: All Star Race at Charlotte May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte June 3: Pocono 400 June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky July 22: New Hampshire 301 July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400 Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead NASCAR THIS WEEKFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesCUP STANDINGS QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answersGODWINS PICKS FOR TEXAS 2018 SCHEDULE AND WINNERS 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK No changes here after an off-week KYLE BUSCH Probably “ nished second in Easter egg hunt MARTIN TRUEX JR. Will “ nish third at Texas CLINT BOWYER Calmed down yet? JOEY LOGANO On a postEaster chocolate high RYAN BLANEY Will win in April, says Mr. Hunch BRAD KESELOWSKIWinningest Brad in NASCAR history DENNY HAMLIN Like Jagger, waiting on a friendŽ KYLE LARSON Not a bad bet for Texas ALEX BOWMAN How long will he stay in our Top 10? MOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTFresh tires, full tank, plenty of energy stored up after an offweek. Lets Pod! Tune in online at www.news-journalonline.com/ daytonamotormouths THREE THINGS TO WATCHEASTER BREAK THREE THINGS WE LEARNED WHATS ON TAPOn the heels of Bowyer, whos next to break a long winless streak? GODSPEAK: Ill put Joey Logano at the top of my list (33 races), followed by the width of a bumper by Jamie McMurray (154). KENS CALL: Jimmie (29 races) and Chase (83) are easy picks, but Ill venture out there and say Aric Almirola (125).Where do you rank the Texas Motor Speedway cowboy hat among NASCAR victory symbolism? GODSPEAK: Lone Star State stuff. Low-grade award on the NASCAR scale. By the way, I never thought Walker (Texas Ranger) looked exactly right in that Stetson. KENS CALL: Easier to show off than a grandfather clock, but it wont tell time. Combine it with Nashvilles guitar, and youre halfway to starting a honky-tonk act. WINNER: Kevin Harvick REST OF TOP 5: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson FIRST ONE OUT: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. DARK HORSE: Erik Jones DONT BE SURPRISED IF: The Cup Series produces a classic crazy race.Ž Look for Harvick to emerge from Texas-size mess and net his fourth win of 2018. KYLE BUSCH VS. BRAD KESELOWSKI: Coming off the Easter 500 weekend, there was no feuding, so how about two Cup Series drivers who dont like each other on an ongoing basis. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: This is a smash of personalities more than anything else. They havent clashed on the track in a while, so we could be in for a doozy considering Buschs mood of late.Who needed that off-week?You dont need much insider knowledge to realize the Chevrolet teams spent that free week kicking over every stone they could “ nd in and around the garage, trying to “ nd where they left their recipe for speed. They probably brought in a forensics team at the Hendrick shops to look for Chad Knaus decoder ring, which has apparently slipped into a couch cushion.Will they rebound?Sometimes, a season-opening slump is just that, a slump, and all the smart engineers and assorted specialists work it out. Yes, sometimes. Often, since six races is a pretty good chunk of time, its symptomatic of something the old-timers would say just aint right.Ž They used to “ gure it out with elbow grease, but nowadays they hope the engineers stumble upon a magical algorithm. Thats racin.Ken Willis, ken.willis @news-jrnl.comCUP SERIES: OReilly Auto Parts 500 SITE: Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile quad-oval) TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5:30 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Sunday, race (Fox Sports 1, coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.; green ” ag, 2:30 p.m.) XFINITY: My Bariatric Solutions 300 SITE: Texas Motor Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, noon), race (Fox, 3 p.m.)1. Kyle Busch 2572. Martin Truex Jr. 2493. Ryan Blaney 233 4. Joey Logano 2325. Brad Keselowski 2266. Denny Hamlin 217 7. Kevin Harvick 212 8. Clint Bowyer 2109. Kyle Larson 195 10. Kurt Busch 17711. Aric Almirola 17112. Erik Jones 15213. Austin Dillon 148 14. Alex Bowman 145 15. Paul Menard 1391. Magic sauceOne-sixth of the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series is in the books, and the biggest surprise by far has been the performance of Stewart-Haas Racing. The four-car team has won four races with two drivers, led by Kevin Harvicks three consecutive victories. Clint Bowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak at Martinsville. The question now is, can SHR maintain this pace? More than likely, yes.2. The next sixThe next Cup Series segment will be interesting. It includes two races at 1.5-mile tracks, a pair of short tracks, the Monster MileŽ at Dover and a stop at Talladega. The Cup Series will reconvene at Texas this week, run back-to-back short-track events at Bristol and Richmond, then make the white-knuckle journey to Talladega. With a few exceptions, those top-10 in points at this point tend to battle for championship honors.3. Title sponsorAs it stands now, stock-cars premier series will be called the (“ ll in the blank) NASCAR Cup Series. Monster Energy is in Year 2 of a two-year deal with an option for 2019-20, which the energy drink company has yet to renew, after reportedly asking for more time to mull things over. It is reported that Monster Energy pays $20 million annually for entitlement rights. Monsters brand appeals to the 20-something demographic.Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKevin Harvick has helped Stewart-Haas Racing blast out of the 2018 starting gate with three wins in six races. The question is, can SHR maintain this torrid winning pace? [AP/LM OTERO] 1. Bowyers celebrationDays after winning the race at Martinsville Speedway, Clint Bowyer, 38, was still in party mode. Bowyer, who asked for a beer in Victory Lane, sent out hints here and there through social media that the party was still going. Im too old for this (bleep),Ž he tweeted.2. Playing niceThe Martinsville race was a bit boring. Three drivers dominated three different stages, and for a short-track race, it was pretty tame. Of the four caution periods, only one was for any contact on the racetrack. Thats ho-hum compared with the 2017 fall races 11 cautions.3. Losing controlRon Devine lost control of the Cup Series team he created, BK Racing, which “ elds a car for Gray Gaulding. The court appointed a trustee to manage BK Racings “ nances. I dont know if I will stay involved in it or go in another direction,Ž Devine told ESPN. com.Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.com Clint Bowyer, right, celebrates with his crew after winning at Martinsville. Apparently, that celebration lasted for several days. [AP/MATT BELL]

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** Washington County News | Saturday, April 7, 2018 A9 FAITHThis past weekend, Christians throughout the world marked the holiest days of the Christian year. We moved into the Upper Room on Maundy (Holy) Thursday as we experienced the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus offering to become as a servant among us to wash the disciples feet, and the giving of a New Commandment as Jesus encourages us to love one another as he loves us. We experienced the agony of the cross on Good Friday as Jesus was betrayed and handed over to be crucified. We experienced the passover from death to life, dark to light, Lent to Easter at the Great Paschal Vigil. And we reveled in the glow of the Resurrection and the joy of the empty tomb on Easter Day. It is a full, intense, gutwrenching kaleidoscope of emotions and, when fully lived into, a reminder that the Christian life, while transformative, is not an easy journey to embark upon. The heart of the Christian faith is emblematic of the human condition in its raw pain but in the end, it holds out an uncompromising vision of hope. Death is not the end; the fullness of joy awaits those who put their whole faith and trust in Jesus „ as inconceivable as the story may seem to those with a more rational bent. The reality is that the death and resurrection cycle is not relegated to a particular three days in the spring calculated by the lunar calendar. Moments of death and resurrection know no time frame. Which is perhaps why I spent Palm Sunday in an Emergency Room at South Shore Hospital. This day that marks Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place the Sunday before Easter. It offers Christians an ancient portal into the events of Holy Week and the last days of Jesus earthly pilgrimage. Most people think of the palms themselves and the processions that take place outside churches as worshippers shout HosannaŽ and reenact Jesus entrance into the city where he would be crucified. On Palm Sunday, following the procession and the waving of palms, the liturgy quickly turns. Suddenly the Passion gospel is read, often with the congregation taking the role of the crowd, and in an instant the joyful cry of Hosanna!Ž is replaced with shouts of Crucify!Ž The events soon begin to spiral out of control and chaos reigns for a week until Mary Magdalene arrives at Jesus tomb on that first Easter morning to find it empty. Thats when the whole world changes and all our preconceived notions are flipped upside down. But back to the ER. Late on Saturday night, our 18-year-old son, Ben, started complaining of sharp chest pains. No traumatic event, just excruciating pain in an otherwise healthy young man. After various tests „ EKGs, x-rays, CT scans, he was diagnosed with a collapsed lung. A spontaneous pneumothorax to be precise. Thus began 48 hours in the hospital. Hes on the mend now but were all healing from the fraught emotion of it all. When your son looks up at you and says, I dont want to die,Ž theres an internal death and resurrection cycle that takes place within your own soul.In Good Faith: Not according to plan R e v T i m S c h e n c k Rev. Tim Schenck Each year, Holmes and Washington Counties partner for Relay for Life, a commu-nity based fundraising event of the American Cancer Soci-ety. Monies raised during the annual event not only funds cancer research, but also helps offset cost such as transportation to treatment for Holmes and Washington County cancer patients. In the months leading up to the annual event, local teams work to raise money for the cause. If your Relay for Life team would like a fundrais-ing event included in this list, email information to: news@chipleypaper.com Super Breakouts yard saleCHIPLEY „ The Super Breakouts will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April14 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 atuckeer@washingtonclerk. com Empty shoesWASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY „ 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 Courthouse. Bring a pair of shoes, slipper, boots, tennis shoes, ect, to represent someone you know that has lot their battle to cancer. This powerful state-ment 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 „ The HTNB Relay For Life team is hosting 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 benefit Washington/Holmes County Relay For Life. For more information or to order call 850-415-9002. Cake AuctionCHIPLEY „ 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 Washington-Holmes 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 850-6386285 2018 Relay for LifeCHIPLEY „ The 2018 Holmes-Washington Relay for Life event will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight at Pals Park in Chipley on April 27, 2018. The theme of the 2018 event is Games Over, Cancer!Ž For more information email bushfamily80@gmail.com or danielle.cappel@cancer.org 30 Days of GivingWASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY „ Goodys 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 shopping via the credit card pin pad at each register. If you make a dona-tion, 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 EVENTSIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: news@ chipleypaper.com Fish fryBONIFAY „ Little Rock Assembly will host a fried fish feast of catfish and river brim from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Satur-day, 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 Womens Missions Project which includes the West Florida District Mission-aries. The church is located at 1923 Highway 173 in Bonifay. Chipola BCM community workshopMarianna „ The Chipola College chapter of Baptist Campus Ministry will host the One God „ Chipola Community Worship Event,Ž at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in the Experimental Theater of the Chipola Center for the Arts. The event will feature a live band and guest speaker. The purpose of the meeting is to invite students to become a part of a faith community. All high school and college students are invited to attend. For information, email: chloebruno12@gmail.com Spring CarnivalWAUSAU „ 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 „ 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. Lukes 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. Youth concertDeacon Michael Grady and the Nugulf Coast Youth Choir will be in concert at the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 816 Sunday Road, Chipley April 29 at 4:00 pm. Future Youth Workshops will be developed from the concert under the guidance and training of Deacon Grady. All are invited to attend. For further information call (850) 638-7675.FAITH EVENTSTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or sug-gestions? WC@TriviaGuy.com1. In what capacity did Rod Serling of Twilight ZoneŽ fame win a real-life Bronze Star in World War II?Navy SEAL, Marine sergeant, Army paratrooper, Air Force pilot2. Whose champagne musicŽ earned him the label as The King of Musical CornŽ?Lawrence Welk, Guy Lombardo, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey3. Who was the first Hispanic performer inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame?Shakira, Richie Valens, Julio Iglesias, Carlos Santana4. When did mass-produced magnets designed for refrigera-tors appear?1952, 1964, 1971, 19805. Generally speaking, how many muscles does an oyster have?1, 10, 100, 10006. What was BatŽ Mastersons real first name?John, William, Henry, Morgan ANSWERS: 1. Army para-trooper, 2. Lawrence Welk, 3. Carlos Santana, 4. 1964, 5. 1, 6. WilliamTRIVIA FUN W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM

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A A 1 1 0 0 Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Washington County News CLASSIFIEDS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR IPublic Works Department Advertisement Date: 04/05/18-04/19/18 The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I position in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT The primary function of the Heavy Equipment Operator I will be to operate machinery in connection with the construction, repair, and maintenance of roads and right-of-ways within Washington County. Minimum Training and Experience: One year of verifiable experience in the operation and routine maintenance of heavy equipment. Valid Florida Class “A” or “B” CDL Driver’s License required. Class A preferred. The starting hourly rate is $10.16. Applications may be accessed on-line at www .washingtonfl.com Applications and job descriptions may also be obtained at the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ office located at 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, FL 32428. All interested applicants MUST submit an Employment Application to the Human Resources Department in the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ office by 4:00 PM on April 19, 2018 All questions regarding this position or other vacancies should be directed to the Human Resources Department, 850-415-5151. The selected applicant will be subject to a preemployment physical and drug screen. Veteran’s Preference is accepted in accordance with FS 295.08. Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Workplace Job PostingDoctors Memorial Hospital has an immediate full-time position available for an RN Director of Case Management/Utilization Review. Must be a dedicated and self-motivated individual. Current Florida Registered Nurse license and BLS certification required. Case Manager will be required to rotate call as part of Nursing Administration. Interested applicants can send their resume to Doctors Memorial Hospital Attn: Christy Booth, Human Resources Department P.O. Box 188 Bonifay, FL 32425. Or apply in person at 2600 Hospital Drive. Doctors Memorial Hospital is a Drug-Free Workplace. Tobacco-Free Campus. EOE. Position AvailableDoctors Memorial Hospital currently has a position available for a full-time (36 hour/week) Registered Nurse to work ER night shift Thursday, Friday, and every other weekend. ER or Critical Care Experience preferred. To apply please send your resume Attn: Human Resources to P.O. Box 188 Bonifay, Fl 32425. Or apply in person at 2600 Hospital Drive. Doctors Memorial Hospital is a Drug Free Workplace. Tobacco-Free Campus. EOE. The Holmes County Board of County Commissionersis currently accepting applications for the position of Tourist Development Council Administrative Assistant Part Time (16 hours a week) For applications and job descriptions contact Hannah Benton in the Holmes County Commissioner’s Office at 850 547 1119 or Rebecca Prince at the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce 850 547 6155 Please turn in completed applications to the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce located at 106 E Byrd Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425 or Holmes County Board of County Commissioners located at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425, no later than 2:00 PM on April 17, 2018. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 005’31” E 360.0 FEET, THENCE N 8903’22” E 228.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N 8903’22” E 218.0 FEET, THENCE S 049’ E 465.0 FEET, THENCE S 8903’22” W 218.0 FEET, THENCE N 049’ 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 Court’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 4-3486 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 17-94CP In Re: The Estate of WILFORD EARL FOREHAND, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WILFORD EARL FOREHAND, deceased, whose date of death was October 24, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 N Oklahoma St, Bonifay, FL 32425. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN 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 DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 7, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: KERRY ADKISON Kerry Adkison, P.A. Post Office Box 669 Chipley, FL 32428-0669 (850) 638-2643 Florida Bar No. 0843253 Personal Representative: CLINTON FOREHAND April 7 and April 14, 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 representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN 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 DECEDENT’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. Post Office Box 669 Chipley, FL 32428-0669 (850) 638-2643 Florida Bar No. 0843253 Personal Representative: PATRICIA DUCE March 31 and April 7, 2018 4-3488 PUBLIC NOTICE: Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 260-foot self-support communications tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is Hwy 77 & Blocker Church Road, Chipley, Washington County, FL 32428 Lat: [30-30-23.74], Long: [-85-39-24.81]. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) filing number is [A1099124]. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS – Interested persons may review the application (www.fcc.gov/asr/applications) by entering the filing number. Environmental concerns may be raised by filing a Request for Environmental Review (www.fcc.gov/asr/environmentalrequest) and online filings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to file a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS – Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Ana Rodriguez, a.rodriguez@trileaf.com, 1051 Winderley Place, Maitland, FL 32751, 407-660-7840. April 7, 2018 Yorkshire Boar 3-Years-Old, approx 385-Pounds. Very tame. Needs home with a large wife. For sale or trade 850-333-6831. Nice Couch $30, Coffee Table glass and wrought iron $40, two small desk $10/each. Call before 7pm 850-415-6368 BIG YARD SALE! April 6 and 7 behind Armory (Bonifay). Too much to list. Something for everyone men and women’s stuff. Yall Come! Check it out! Friday & Saturday April6 & 7 Multi-Family Garage Sale. 896 HWY 277, Chipley. Pre-Estate. Something for everyone. Some clothes. Some furniture. LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 2018. 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Located on Maple Avenue, Geneva, Alabama, near courthouse. Yard Sale 111 E. Wisconsin Ave in Bonifay April 6 and 7, 8AM until, Clothes, Furniture, household items Yard Sale 1622 Brickyard Rd. West of High School. Saturday, April 7 from 7AM to noon. Art, Housewares and more. Yard Sale Friday and Saturday 8AM-noon. 854 Haley Dr. Chipley Flower pots, trellises, stereo units, household items, generator, art and more Furniture for sale: Curio cabinet $300, Dining Room set $300, Lift Chair $200, Storage Unit with baskets $100, Chest Freezer $200. For Sale 2007 Kawasaki Prairie 360 4-Wheeler only 326 hours $2,500 Call 850-703-1161. Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 2BR/1BA House for rent. Between Sunny Hills & Wausau. 1st, last & deposit. $600/month. Prefer mature adults. 850-733-2605 3BR/1BA AC, For Rent, Wausau, No Pets, $600/MO and $600/Dep. Reference, 638-7601 For Rent 4BR/1.5BA, no pets, HUD approved. CH&A. Chipley. $700/MO, $700/DEP 850-638-7601. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2 Bedroom Mobile Home in Bonifay. Water & sewage included. Not HUD, no pets, rental references required. $475-$550. 638-2999 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 Bonifay, 3BD/2BA MH w/covered deck. 3/4 mile from school on Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $700 rent/$700 deposit. 850-547-3746. 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 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. For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. Will Clean Inside your house weekly or biweekly. Reliable, honest, 30 years experience. Have references. Call Sherry, 850-849-0644 for estimates. 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. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! Spot Advertising works! Open House Recruitment Event€ Come see what Behavioral Health has to offer € Tuesday, April 10th 1940 Harrison Ave, Panama City, Fl 32405 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm € 5 pm to 7 pm Hors doeuvres € Door Prizes € Facility Tours Meet our team & learn about our family rst environment! We currently have openings forCompetitive Pay & Bene ts Business attire and resume not requiredRSVP encouraged. For details or to RSVP, call (850) 532-6478 See you there! Unable to attend? Visit us at www.emeraldcoastbehavioral.com NF-1186117 FT Nights or PRN Days/Nights€ Registered Nurses € Mental Health Techs € PRN MSW/Therapists € Patient Account Rep € Maintenance Tech € Cook

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Washington County Business Volume 10, Number 4 Washington County, Florida April May 2018 WE BELIEVE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY! By Ted Everett Executive Director Over the years we have seen many small downtowns across the country begin to lose value to their communities. There are various factors as to why this is occurring, including: loss of population, businesses looking for better locations due to changing traffic patterns, decline of infrastructure, and online shopping. The downtowns of the rural communities were once was the hub of economic activity and social life. For the most part, this not true anymore. I can still recall coming to Chipley as a boy with my father and visiting my Uncle Russells Ford dealership in downtown Chipley. There were many storefronts then. Today, we ask these questions: how do we view our downtown area, what can we do to preserve it, and how can we try and make it relevant again? These are the issues with which the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) wrestles. Recently the CRA gained approval for new grants that are now being offered to the CRA community to help address these issues. We have expanded the horizon on what we will now fund. One of the major issues we encounter is the buildings and their age and structural integrity -mainly water and electrical issues. One other major issue is the roofs on these buildings. Most are flat roofs and they tend to hold water after storms that eventually cause leaking, which is a bad problem to have. The new grants the CRA are now offering should help resolve some of the problems. We now can help building owners pay for new roofs or repairs without having to get a loan. We can now offer money to address more interior issues than before. We also have monies available for landscaping, when applicable. These grants are a good start but they will not solve the major questions of the future: how do we vision our downtown going forward? What impact will an alternate route have on downtown? Can we make an opportunity out of what some see as a problem? Can we revitalize downtown? The Chamber recently hired a consultant firm, NextSite 360, to take a close look at our downtown area and identify types of businesses that would be a good fit. To do this, the Chamber secured a grant from Enterprise Florida to reimburse us for the companys work. NextSite 360 partnered with Gulf Power to extend their services across Northwest Florida so other communities could benefit from their services. Our hope is that through their efforts, we can begin to reach out to small businesses that find a niche in small communities and attract them to our downtown. We know there are many obstacles to overcome. However, with obstacles there are also opportunities. Through public meetings and conversations with one another we can discover the things that can be done to change our current situation into a better one.CRA addresses issues to revitalize downtownView of Highway 77 going north in downtown Chipley. [WCN]

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Ted EverettExecutive Director As with many of you, I am surprised we are already in April! This year seems to be flying by. The Chamber just wrapped up a very successful annual banquet which, by all accounts, was enjoyed by the attending members and guests. We presented several annual awards to many well-deserving people such as: Ashley Gainer, recognized as Ambassador of the Year, and Darrin Wall, our two-term immediate Past President. Janet Kinney, COO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital, was recognized as Member of the Year. Working through the hospital, Janet has provided resources supporting many organizations throughout the County. She is someone who gives her time and passion back to the community. We are very proud of Janet and what she does to make Washington County a place in which we can believe. James Town received the Ole Ellis Washington County Lifetime Community Leadership award. This award is not given annually but only to recognize the individual who has worked tirelessly for economic development for Washington County. Jim has provided numerous services and support to the County over many years. One example is his work several years ago in creating the TDCs by-laws and policy and procedures manual. He also has worked on the Countys budget plan. Most recently, Jim was instrumental in creating the policy and financial spreadsheets that will be used to govern the Authority Board overseeing the management of the Hwy. 79 commercial corridor. Once the counties and Bonifay vote to create the Authority, it will oversee the construction and development of the corridor that will bring businesses and My son, Cass, was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society this week. A part of the ceremony involves lighting colored candles signifying scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship and character. As I listened to the descriptions of each, I thought about my own leadership journey. Im of the firm belief that there are born leaders but there are also people thrust into leadership positions who rise to the challenge. Whether youre a born leader or not isnt the point; the point is what you do when youre in a position of leadership. I am a self-confessed leadership nerd. I like to read about leadership … book titles on my shelf include From Good to Great, The Truth About Leadership, Blink and Managing Change with Personal Resilience. I also subscribe to several blogs about leadership and listen to podcasts when I travel. Im fortunate that my work as the 4-H Agent allows me to teach leadership in both direct and indirect ways to the adult volunteers with whom I work and the youth that are emerging leaders in their 4-H clubs. As the UF/IFAS Extension Washington County Director, I feel very strongly about how I serve my faculty and staff in my leadership role. Leadership extends into every facet of my life personally and professionally. When I referred to it earlier as a journey, I meant that it would be a life-long pursuit. Im a lifelong learner and will always seek ways to grow in my professional career as well as personal growth. The Washington County Chamber of Commerce has a great opportunity coming up for everyone. Leadercast Live will be simulcast across the world Friday, May 4, and were hosting a site for Washington County. With dynamic speakers who share their leadership journey and insights, youll no doubt learn more about yourself and how you can positively influence the direction of your own leadership journey. I hope youll consider joining us for this dynamic event. Look for the ad in this issue of the Advocate to learn how to register and become the leader worth following.Page 2 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2018The views and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and are in no way associated with the Washington County News. Anyone with questions or comments regarding the content of this publication should contact the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 638-4157. Chamber Member Bene tsPROMOTES YOUR BUSINESS Vistors Guides & Relocation Packages Free Business Directory Listing Free Internet Directory Listing w/Free Local Media Coverage Referrals Use of Chamber Brochure/Business Card Racks Bi-Monthly Newsletter w/Spotlights on Member Businesses Business Card Services to New Members Advertising Opportunities in Newsletter/County Maps/Visitors Guide/Web A discounted subscription to the Washington County News for new and renewing members NETWORKING Third Thursday Breakfast Annual Chamber Membership Banquet KEEPS YOU INFORMED Our Newsletter, Membership Directory and Website, among other resources and publications, are outstanding information sources. PROVIDES A BUSINESS INVESTMENT Tax Deductible Chamber Investments EDC Investments and Opportunities to be involved in Economic Development Efforts in Washington County A message from the President A message from the Executive DirectorJULIE DILLARD Chamber President A Publication of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428 www.washcomall.com (850) 638-4157Board of Directors Nicole Bare“ eld Washington County News Cindy Johnson-Brown Therapy World of Northwest Florida Julie Dillard UF IFAS Extension Washington County Terry Ellis WestPoint Home Michael Kozar Northwest Florida Community Hospital Brandon Lovering One South Bank Ricky Miller Rogers Insurance Agency Jan Page Community South Credit Union Ty Peel West Florida Electric Cooperative Rodney Sewell The Westerner William Steverson Kings Discount Drugs and Sporting Goods Darrin Wall Gulf Power Company Amy Wiwi Metric Engineering CHAMBER STAFF Ted Everett Executive Director ted@washcomall.com Chris MacBlain Administrative Assistant chris@washcomall.com TED EVERETT Executive Director See DIRECTOR 11

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April-May 2018 Washington County Business Advocate Page 3 Third Thursday ProgramsAPRIL 19 PROGRAM AND SPONSOR: Washington County Farm Bureau Florida Farm Bureau is the Voice of Florida Agriculture, celebrating 76 years of service to agriculture and the people who make it a success. With more than 145,000 members, Florida Farm Bureau is our states largest agricultural organization. We represent farm owners who produce all 300 of the states agricultural commodities, regardless of their scope of operations or location. MAY 17 PROGRAM: Update on Washington County by County Administrator Je Massey The Washington County Administrative Staff strives to administer the day-to-day operations as efficiently as possible. Working closely with agencies such as the Economic Development Council and the Tourist Development Council, our staff creates a welcoming environment for potential businesses to locate to our rural county. All Departments are staffed with professionals that take great pride in ensuring all citizens are treated with dignity and respect. Partnered with the five municipalities that make up our County, our staff works diligently to ensure taxpayer resources are carefully managed. Public input is always welcomed. Our efforts to seek continuous process improvement and attention to detail make us one of the most thriving rural counties in the State of Florida. The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Julie Pigott Dillard is its 2018 president. Dillard is the County Extension Director and 4-H Agent at the University of Florida/ Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Washington County office. As a faculty member of UF/IFAS, Dillard is responsible for the overall Extension program which includes agriculture, natural resources, horticulture, family and consumer sciences and 4-H youth development. Her professional interests include volunteer training and leadership as well as growing life skills in youth through 4-H. Dillard recently developed an e-learning series for 4-H volunteer certification in shooting sports used statewide to train volunteers. She is past president of the Florida Association of Extension 4-H Agents and the Extension Professionals Association of Florida and currently serves on two UF committees: Professional Development Leave Advisory Committee and CED E-Orientation: On-boarding for new County Extension Directors. Dillard and husband Nick have two sons, Cole and Cass. She enjoys anything outdoors especially boating, fishing, gardening and going to Crystal Lake with her family.Dillard leads Chamber boardJulie Dillard President

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Page 4 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2018Ted EverettEDC Director Economic Development -an easy phrase to say but much harder to enact. So, the facts are simple and not always palatable. For example, Washington County continues to lose its population. The trends and data I have seen show people moved away from rural counties when the recession hit in 2008 in an effort to find jobs that could support themselves and family. As a result of families moving away, student population dropped. This meant the School system received less money from the State, which pays so much per student to the respective districts. This creates a budget problem for the school system as it struggles to fund school resources and services, technology and instruction for our students. This trend has continued since 2008, and is difficult to overcome. As with many other rural counties, we have lost some of our workforce. This creates a drag on the local economy due to fewer paychecks supporting expenditures in our communities. On top of this, statistics show that our workforce is not returning. This is not a good situation for the County, but things can change. The Economic Development Council (EDC) along with other people, elected officials and organizations are working together to change the equation. By embracing the Project 79 Corridor, we have a chance to grow more jobs along the Highway 79 commercial corridor. The same can be done with the City of Chipley bringing water and sewer down Highway 77 to help provide infrastructure for future development. The EDC director obtained County support for Grant Writer Karen Shaw to write a technical assistance grant funded by the Department of Economic Opportunity. If awarded, it would create a county water and sewer plan that would cover the next 10-20 years. Such a plan would incorporate potential development sites already reviewed and ranked by the EDC. These sites were identified through Victor Leotta, whos firm Leotta Sites and Development Company was hired by Enterprise Florida to study potential sites throughout all rural Florida. The technical assistance grant would identify the best sites first to bring water and sewer to them and also identify a central location that possibly all wastewater could be sent to in the future. This would be a huge paradigm as wastewater discharge can severely restrict sewer capacity and stop future development. To change the paradigm, thinking not just short term but long term is the goal. The County Commissioners recognize this and are very supportive of this endeavor. Future planning and thinking outside the box is the only way to move forward.EDC: Planning, out-of-box thinking can be game changer to growth

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April-May 2018 Washington County Business Advocate Page 5 Washington County presents the image of small town, community life many desire to enjoy. However, in transformative times it takes strong, local leaders to ensure we maintain the best of our community while navigating towards a successful future … where businesses can prosper and our communities thrive. The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is launching a nine-month leadership development program to foster a network of community leaders. Starting in September 2018, LEAD Washington County will provide a diverse group of emerging and existing leaders with opportunities to enhance their community knowledge, civic engagement and leadership skills so they may affect positive change in Washington County. Over the nine-month program, the Class will learn about all aspects of industry, health and human services and government in Washington County through in-field visits, trips and contact with current leadership. Class members also participate in programs that develop their personal leadership development, and, working as a team, have the opportunity to address a real-time need or problem in Washington County. Class members and the organizations in which theyre involved both benefit from: Having a better understanding about the Countys issues, industries and needs. Networking with like-minded business and community colleagues Developing personal leadership, team-building and communication skills Making a direct impact in addressing a real community need or issue. What is your vision of Washington County? What are the opportunities for growth, or the changes necessary to overcome obstacles to progress? We are calling on those individuals with a passion for change and commitment to community to become the future leaders of Washington County … stewards of growth. Join a program that helps you understand all aspects of business and community in Washington County while developing leadership skills to apply not only in business and community, but also personally … to give you purpose. Applications are available at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, or online at washcomall.com. The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 Class is Friday, July 13, 2018. For more information contact the Chamber at 850-638-4157.Chamber launches leadership development program in Fall

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Page 6 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2018Banquet a memorable evening of magic and accoladesThe crowd settles in for an awesome meal and amazing magical tricks! [WCN] Darrin Wall, center, is recognized for his past presidency by President Julie Dillard and Ted Everett. [WCN] Attendees enjoy WRNCs punch reception while making silent auction bids. [WCN] Magician Amory Hermetz tries his tricks on Katherine Steverson. [WCN] Attendees look on in amazement as Magician Amory Hermetz tries his tricks on stage. [WCN]

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Special to the AdvocateCHIPLEY A number of worthy members were honoredrecently at the annual Washington County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The event, held at the Washington County Agriculture Center, served as an opportunity for members to recognize outstanding partners, as well as to bid on silent auction items, network and enjoy entertainment. The Member of the Year Award went to Janet Kinney. The recipient of the award is marked by being a hard worker and is generally found leading by example. Chamber Executive Director Ted Everettsaid Kinney seized opportunities to work and actively learned about each job function. Upon accepting the award,Kinney plainly stated: I do enjoy being part of the community and part of this organization.Ž Jim Town, a stalwart for the economic progress in the area, was awarded the 2018 Ole Ellis Washington County Lifetime Community Leadership Award. The award is not given every year which made it very special. The award is named in honor of former chamber director Ole Ellis who was instrumental in bringing Walmart and other businessdevelopments to the area. Town has proven to be as much a colossus. Over the past 20 years, he has been an invaluable asset to our local businesses, as well as Washington County government,Ž Everett said of Town. The countless hours working together to see (SR79 Corridor Project) come to fruition has been its own education,Ž he later said, labeling Town a key power playerŽ in the project. Jim has been a tremendous resource for the future of Washington County, Holmes County and the City of Bonifay.Ž Ashley Gainer was presented with the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year Award, an award that is decided by secret ballot by their peers. To qualify, the candidate must demonstrate excellent people skills, good leadership and the ability to get things done. The Chipley High School graduate joined the Chamber as an ambassador in 2014 and has worked as a Community Outreach Specialist with Metric Engineering, Inc. since 2010. She is a great leader and we are very fortunate to have her and all our ambassadors represent the very best of Washington County Chamber of Commerce,Ž Everett said of Gainer while presenting the award. In appreciation of his dedication and service, chamber representative Julie Dillard presented the Outgoing Director Plaque to Darrin Wall.April-May 2018 Washington County Business Advocate Page 7Chamber presents high honorsJanet Kinney, left, with Northwest Florida Community Hospital was honored as the Member of the Year by Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett. [WCN] Jim Town, left, receives the Ole Ellis Washington County Lifetime Community Leadership Award from Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett. [WCN] Ashley Gainer is presented the Jean Hollingsworth Ambassador of the Year Award by Chamber Executive Director Ted Everett. [WCN]

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Tracy Andrews, recognized by Gulf Power Company as a voice for women in honor of National Womens History Week. Andrews works with Gulf Power Company and also serves on the Chipley City Council. George C. Owens, recognized as the 2017 Florida Land Steward of the Year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Owens Farms, maintained by the family over 100 years, is recognized as one of the most renowned silvapastures in the southeastern United States. David Taing, MD, DC, CAQSM, recently elected to the American Health Councils Board of Physicians. Taing is a physician and medical director of two skilled nursing facilities at Northwest Florida Community Hospital. Amy Wiwi appointed to the inaugural 79 Corridor Authority by the Washington County Board of County Commissioners. Wiwi works with Metric Engineering and also served with the CRA and is a board member with the Chamber of Commerce.Andrews Page 8 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2018 The Highway 79 Corridor Project was awarded $1.8 million from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund in February. The award, announced by Governor Rick Scott, was one of nine projects across the state projected to enhance community infrastructure or develop workforce training, while demonstrating a strong return on investment. The 79 Corridor Project, first proposed by the EDC in 2015, is believed to be the first of its kind in Florida. It is an interlocal agreement between the City of Bonifay and both Washington and Holmes counties that establishes a commercial corridor on U.S. 79 south from 1-10 to Douglas Ferry Road. Pictured from left are: Economic Development Council member Jim Town, EDC Executive Director Ted Everett, Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tray Hawkins, Governor Rick Scott, and Holmes County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Danny Powell.$1.8 million grant awarded to 79 Corridor KUDOS TO ...Wiwi Owens Taing

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April-May 2018 Washington County Business Advocate Page 9 Co-sponsors Senator George Gainer, left, and Representative Brad Drake, far-right, present the fundraising check for the Chamber Hunt to Executive Director Ted Everett and Chamber President Julie Dillard. The event actually raised close to $20,000. Proceeds support the Chamber Foundation programs and the Washington County 4-H Sure Shots team. Hunters pose with a few of their tallies after the Pheasant Hunt at Hard Labor Creek Plantation. Ted Everett and Brad Drake share a laugh prior to the check presentation. Hunt guests pause for the invocation before sharing the Friday night meal, sponsored by Metric Engineering. William Steverson and his nephew change stations during the Pheasant Hunt. Chamber Hunt hits mark for fellowship, funds

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Page 10 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2018 Renewals Atkins Global 1994 Blankenship Jordan, P.A. 2013 Brown Funeral Home 1989 Chipley Hardware/MH Supplies 1993 Family Dentistry of Chipley 2008 Fleener's Cleaners 2015 Gulf Power Company 1980 Jerry Watkins Insurance Agency, L.L.C. 2006 Kindel Awards 2001 Landcare Concepts 2016 Obert Funeral Home 2009 Quality Inn 1999 Rogers Insurance Agency 1974 Sangaree Oil Company 1980 Sassers Bookkeeping 1989 Taylor Chiropractic 2009 Townsend Building Supply 1980 Vascular Associates 2017 Volkert & Associates 1996 Washington County Christian School Inc. 2007 Washington County News 2001 Washington County School Board 1984 West FL Pregnancy/Family Ctr. 2002 Whit“ eld Timber Co., Inc. William E. "Flip" Cox DDS(Ret) 2011 Becky Dougherty 2001 Brenda Harris 2006 Dutch Swart 2016 New Members CPC Of“ ce Technologies 2018 MainStreet Property Services, Inc. 2018Heather Lopez TDC Executive Director Not every Washington County resident works in tourism, but tourism works for every resident. As the heartbeat of Washington County, our vibrant tourism industry enhances citizens day-today lives … and keeps more money in their paychecks, too. Students, young professionals and families all enjoy an improved quality of life thanks to our guests, and the revenue generated by tourism ensures future generations will enjoy living, working and playing in Washington County just as much as we do. Tourism works for Washington County because it generates $263,533 in local sales tax revenue*, provides $11.8 million in economic impact, pays $5.5 million in compensation and creates 212 jobs supported by tourism. Local taxes from tourism help pay for programs important to all Washington County residents such as arts and culture, schools, infrastructure, public safety and environmental programs. Sources: Visit Florida Economic Impact of Outof-State Visitors Study 2015; FADIMO. Research conducted by Downs & St. Germain Research. Calculated Florida Department of Revenue data.Tourism works for Washington County HEATHER LOPEZ Membership Report

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jobs to Hwy. 79 from I-10 to Douglas Ferry Road over time. The Chamber is again hosting the Leadercast Live broadcast in partnership with the Jackson and Calhoun counties Chambers of Commerce. Join us Friday, May 4 at Rivertown Community Church in Chipley for this high-energy, global leadership event. Andy Stanley, leadership expert and author of more than 20 books on leadership perspectives, and former Major League coach Joe Torre are just a couple of the many speakers we will hear from at this event. See the full list in this edition of the Advocate, as well as details on how you can buy your tickets. I add this personal message to all of you. Whether a Chamber member or not, to make Washington County a better place for all of us and increase the possibility of new job growth and vitality, lets believe that we can make a better future by working together and supporting new ideas and new ways of thinking inside and outside the box. We know in our personal lives that everything changes … nothing stays the same forever. It is our County, the place we choose to raise our children and worship together, break bread together and work side by side. Lets be positive and become involved. Together we can make Washington County a better place for all. Stay focused, be positive and please do not get discouraged. Change takes time and work, but the rewards are there for all of us to enjoy. I want to also say thank you to the members of the Chamber of Commerce, whom support our efforts with messages, phone calls and membership. It means a lot to the Chamber Board and myself to hear your feedback.April-May 2018 Washington County Business Advocate Page 11 DIRECTORContinued from 2Commissioner Gary Clark provides an overview of the Public Service Commission, which ensures Floridas consumers receive some of their most essential services. Sheriff Kevin Crews gives details about the Farm Share food distribution program the department supports. Brandon Lovering with One South Bank shares updates on the LEAD Washington County program. February Third Thursday

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Page 12 Washington County Business Advocate April-May 2018 Presorted Standard U.S. PostagePAIDPermit #57 Chipley, FL 32428 Washington County Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 457 Chipley, Florida 32428ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED April MayEvery Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm-Farmers Market Open-685 7th St-Chipley (In Season) Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open Every Wednesday 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum Open 1 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex 2 Noon … Chipley Garden Club 6:00pm -Vernon Town Council Workshop 3 6:30pm -Sunny Hills Civic Association Noon Friends of Library @ Chipley Library 5:00pm -Chipley City Council Workshop 4 8 am Leadercast 2018 … Rivertown Community Church 1317 State Park Road, Chipley 8 6:00pm -Chipley City Council Meeting 6:00pm -Ebro Town Council 6:00pm -Caryville Town Council 10 Noon … Chipley Womans Club @ Clubhouse 6 pm … Wausau Town Meeting 14 5:30pm -Washington County School Board Meeting 15 4pm CRA Workshop/Meeting @ Chamber 16 9 am … BOCC Workshop @ Annex 17 Noon … Chamber 3rd Thursday @ NW FL Community Hospital Specialty Center 19 8 am-Noon Healthy Start Community Yard Sale T & B Antique Mall 1215 Hwy 90 Chipley 21 7:00pm -Vernon City Council Meeting 23 Noon … Master Gardeners Mtg. @ Ag Center 24 9 am … BOCC Meeting … Annex 25 Last Day of School Washington County June Upcoming Events 22-23 Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival … Chipley Every Tuesday Noon Kiwanis Luncheon Every Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday (7-12) 12-5pm-Farmers Market Open-685 7th St-Chipley (In Season) Every Friday & 1st Saturday (9-12) 10am-2pm -WC Historical Society Museum Open Every Wednesday 9-2pm-Vernon Hist. Historical Society Museum Open 2 6 pm. Vernon Town Council Workshop 3 Noon Friends of Library @ Chipley Library 5 pm WC Planning & Zoning @ Annex. 4 10:30 am Chipley Garden Club 5 5 pm Chipley City Council Workshop 6:30 pm Sunny Hills Civic Association Mtg 9 5:30 pm WC School Board Meeting 10 6 pm Chipley City Council Meeting 6 pm Caryville Town Council Meeting 6 pm Ebro Town Council Meeting 12 Noon Chipley Lions Club Noon Chipley Womans Club Mtg @ Clubhouse 6 pm Wausau Town Council 13-14 Flea Across Florida 14 10 am … ArtKidoo … Shivers Park 16 7 pm Vernon Council Meeting 17 4 pm CRA Meeting @ Chamber 18 9 am … BOCC Workshop @ Annex 11:30 am … Wausau Garden Club 19 Noon … Chamber 3rd Thursday @ NW FL Community Hospital Specialty Center 23 10 am WC TDC Workshop/Board Meeting 25 Noon … Master Gardeners Mtg. @ Ag Center 26 9am BOCC Mtg @ Annex Noon … Chipley Lions Club @ Skins & Bubba 27 6 pm-Midnight … Relay for Life of Washington Holmes Pals Park Kathy C. Rudd, FIC Representative Phone: 850-832-0660 Fax: 850-638-3555 Cell: 850-933-7931 KCRudd@woodmen.org Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society, Omaha NE Bonnett Pond Rd. Chipley, FL 32428 woodmen.org NF-5031129