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** ARTKIDDOO IS TODAY, A7 Volume 95 Number 1 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Local & State ..............A3 Opinion ....................A4 Kids Activities ............A6 Sports........................A8 Faith ........................A9 Classifieds ...............A12 @WCN_HCT ¢ A9New: Signs of Faith wants readers entriesA11Health: Recognize asthma triggers Saturday, April 14, 2018 Washington County News By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCARYVILLE … Caryville councilman Henry Cham-bers has never seen a law that couldnt be broken. And he made it explicitly clear to his fellow council members at a Caryville Town Council meet-ing Tuesday.Ive never seen a law that cant be broken,Ž Chambers said.The council was discussing how to move forward with handling Chambers and former councilman Ransom Works refusal to connect to the towns water system. During last months meeting Chambers had refused to connect, although he made the motion to pass the ordinance requiring residents to do so.Town Attorney Jerry Miller said he re-checked the ordi-nance for a grandfather clause but one was not written in.I provided for a criminal remedy in the backflow ordi-nance, but I did not provide for that in the compulsory water connection,Ž Miller said. I can tell you that I did this because it never crossed my mind that we wouldnt have compliance from every citizen in the town.ŽMiller recommended the council to authorize the town clerk to make available at each required structure under the ordinance a water meter for the property owner to con-nect to the water system and a recommendation to establish a civil enforcement procedure for the towns structure for Code Enforcement in the future.Councilman Larry Palmer said it wasnt right for Chambers not be in compliance.I know he doesnt want to connect,Ž said Palmer. But we arent in compliance with everyone else and it is no more right for him, or me to not be on it like everyone else.ŽPalmer made the motion for the clerk to provide water ser-vice and to charge a monthly flat rate utility bill to each structure in non-compliance until the property owner connects to the system. Councilman Bill Pate sec-onded the motion.Miller advised Chambers that he abstain from the vote because he was one of the two residents affected by the vote.Mr. Chambers, I would suggest to you that you abstain from this vote as you are apparently one of the only two citizens that this action would affect,Ž Miller said. Chambers abstained.Chambers: Never seen a law that cant be broken Council member continues to dodge water connectionChambers By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY Chipley City Council voted to terminate an option to purchase two parcels for waste water usage, resulting in a $40,000 penalty.At a council meeting Tues-day, the board unanimously approved the termination of a 2015 contract for the option to purchase real property from couple Gene A. and Priscilla Prough for 239 acres. The $40,000 binder fee was assessed according to the contract, and, since the City voted to no longer pursue the purchase, for the couple keep-ing the property off the market in anticipation of the sale to the City.The City was looking at a purchase price of $2.2 million for the two parcels, the agreement shows.When council woman Tracey Andrews questioned City Administrator Dan Miner concerning the binder, asking if it had to honor the $40,000 binder to the landowners?Ž Miner deferred the question to City Attorney Michelle Jordan, who responded that it was a decision for the council to make.ŽCity abandons pursuit of local spray eld landsBy Staff ReportCHIPLEY … Flea Across Florida is underway today. The two-day event started Friday and will culminate today.Held across the state along Highway 90 from Pensacola to the East Coast, Flea Across Florida is now in its eighth year of bring-ing thousands of visitors to small communities. Along with selling a boundless variety of items, the occasion also intends to make a local economic impact by filling up local motels, restaurants and small businesses.The parking lot of T&B Hidden Treasures, 1215 Jackson Ave. Hwy 90, in Chipley, is one of the largest stops on the route with over 350 tables being set up to serve the expected 3,500-4,000 shoppers.There will be something for everyone, according to T&B Hidden Treasures owner, BillTinsley,including dishes, furniture, clothing, sports memorabilia and so much more. Vendors from as far away as Ohio are in town for the event, Tinsleysaid. Vendors from St. Augustine, Navarre, Alabama and Georgia will be on hand to peddle their wares.The 272-mile-long yard sale is sure to have a little bit of everything. It is a trea-sure hunt for the thousands of participants looking for bargains or an adventure for travelers along Highway 90 through small communities.Flea Across Florida is underwayPursues 11 properties elsewhere, incurs $40,000 penaltySee CHAMBERS, A2 See CITY, A2By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY A project that took 11 years to complete will become a pathway to a renewed social and economic atmosphere in downtown Chipley. The Chipley Redevelopment Agency announced at a recent meeting that its Alleyway Project was complete. The roughly $60,000 project aimed to improve the alley-way connecting South Railroad Avenue and the Citys parking lot on the northwest corner of State Roads 77 and 90. Though we have seen the economy dip and recover, have had CRA board members come and go, have dealt with ownership and construction easement issues, have handled business and ownership changes, and waited a long time for this project to be finished,Ž CRA board member Amy Wiwi wrote in an email Thursday, I am happy the improvements are complete.ŽALLEY PROJECT COMPLETEThe alley with completed improvements, as pictured here on Wednesday. The alleyway connects South Railroad Avenue and the Citys parking lot on the northwest corner of State Roads 77 and 90. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] CRA, businesses eye structural improvementsWiwi Everett See ALLEY, A2


** A2 Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Washington County NewsBefore the vote was taken Chambers, spoke to the council and the attorney.I own 27 or 28 properties in this town, that pays somebodys paycheck in this town,Ž he said. Now yall gonna (sic) jeopardize me like that? Lets go with it.ŽCouncilwoman Becky Pate said she didnt think it was fair.I dont think its fair that if someone has been here that long shouldnt be forced to connect,Ž she said.Miller again spoke of a grandfather clause.I will report to you that technically there was no grandfather clause in the regulation when it was prepared and adopted,Ž he said.Chambers went on to say the town couldnt afford what he was going to do and what the role of the attorney was.I will be back,Ž he fired off. The town cannot afford what yall are about to do to me. It is going to cost you money to put that water line to my house. It is going to cost you the money to do what I am going to do. It is just that simple, take it or leave it.ŽThe lawyer is here to advise us, he cant tell us how to vote, people, isnt that right, Mr. Miller?Ž Chambers said, rhetorically. Miller responded, That is correct.ŽBut your suggestion regarding the sentiment that I might have said someone should be able to violate the law is directly incorrect,Ž he added.Mr. Miller has to get paid,Ž Chambers said. And if no one in this town is pro-ducing, then Mr. Miller cant get paid.ŽIn a 3-1 vote, with Cham-bers abstaining, the motion was approved. Council members Larry Palmer, Bill Pate and Chairman Millard French all voted to approve the measure while Becky Pate voted against the issue.Caryville Town Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on May 8. CHAMBERSFrom Page A1 Jordan noted, the money had been held in a trust account and that it was optional for the City to exercise the option to terminate. Miner added, if the City terminates the option, the binder would be released.I personally dont think the property would meet the standards that we would need for use,Ž Mayor John Sasser said.Miner replied that the property would only meet minimum standards. He later stated the City will pursue 11 properties out-side of Chipley in order to secure the potential waste water land that could handle the citys volume on a long-term basis.Its obvious that we need to seek property that is going to be condu-cive to reclaimed water,Ž Miner said. And, really, youre not going to find that in Chipley or around Chipley.ŽButler made the motion to terminate the option and forfeit the binder; Andrews second it. The motion passed unanimously.It has taken the City a long time to negotiate the properties and secure spray field land. At the start of the year, the city council jumped on pursu-ing five properties, giving the attorney the directive to send letters and nego-tiate with owners, also, directing engineers to review the lands.Through the engi-neers, it became apparent these sites were only going to take care of the immediate needs the city has and would do noth-ing for long term,Ž Miner said. We need to aban-don these five properties. We need to terminate our option to purchase this real property and we need to look elsewhere for more suitable soils.ŽHe noted the City is looking at 11 other properties, which are located outside of Chipley.Its the right thing to do to take Chipley way down the road,Ž Miner said, referring to work-ing toward pursuing more adequate properties. Its the right thing, the smart thing to do for the citizens of Chipley. Not only for this community, but for the growth of this community.Ž CITYFrom Page A1Through the engineers, it became apparent these sites were only going to take care of the immediate needs the city has and would do nothing for long term. We need to abandon these ve properties. We need to terminate our option to purchase this real property and we need to look elsewhere for more suitable soils.ŽDan Miner CRA Executive Director Ted Everett shared similar sentiments.Although, in my estima-tion, is shouldnt have taken 11 years; the fact is that it did take 11 years, but were extremely proud I am of the CRA and the city coun-cil for moving forward with this project,Ž Everett said.Chief among alleyway concerns was poor drainage which caused storm water pouring into at least eight business properties along the alleyway a problem exacerbated by the buildings then having an elevation lower than the alleyway.With the project com-pleted, elevation issuesare minimized. However, some business owners and build-ing owners are not totally satisfied with the end prod-uct of the alleyway.Cindy Farmer, owner of Cindys Urbanedge Thrift Store, located at the corner closest to Railroad Avenue, pointed out a number of looming issues resulting from what she believes are inadequate, but newly installed gutters. She said its worse than ever before.The water is not going out on either way like it was supposed to,Ž Farmer said. To me, its not finished; it needs more work.ŽFarmer walked to the back of her business to the alley Thursday. She pointed to a downspout that was not strapped, as well as to one that has created a gaping hole in the ground from apparent heavy rain water drainage.You can see where every time it rains just the little bit since theyve finished has made that big of a hole and if it keeps on, thats going to hurt my structure,Ž Farmer said. Im just a little unhappy about it because I do own this building.ŽShe has owned the build-ing for six years.Onthe other side of the row of businesses, a bar-bershop that has been there since December last year had to close last Saturday due to rain water flooding nearly half of the floor space, the shops employees said. It was the third time the shop had to close since the gutters went up.The minute they put up the gutters, the water started pouring in the back door not coming through the door; its coming through the wall,Ž said employee Karma Cooper, a hairstylist. And we had to close and couldnt work.ŽShe has worked out of shops on that same row for 18 years. I think it was good to fix up the alley, but I think they need to finish it,Ž Cooper said. We cant work if they dont fix the gutters. We have to close the shop.ŽNot all business owners have the same testimony. One business owner said she has not experienced any rain water flowing inside since the projects completion.Talk O The Town Nutrition owner Melissa Snapp said she is with the exception of periodical breakdowns in communi-cation between the City and business owners generally satisfied.Im happy that theres not snakes out there, Im happy that it looks better, Im happy that the water flow is better back there and we dont have to worry about cutting grass, but the construction portion of it was very inconvenient and not handle well,Ž Snapp said.Im happy with how it looks,Ž she added.Snapp has rented the building for six years. Opportunities to improveThe dated structure, which has eight units, also has a series of flat roofs something that generally works against any building. Standing water can cause structural decay and leaks.The CRA is pursuing four grants that will be available to help business and build-ing owners update their structures. The grants are for up to 50-percent reim-bursement matching and total $28,000 for interior and exterior improvements.The grants may not be exclusive to units impacted by the alleyway project.The core problem with the buildings downtown is their age,Ž Everett said, noting they will deteriorate with age.The grants, he added, now opens up those busi-ness owners to more of CRA money to fix some of the structural deficiencies within those buildings.ŽHe later noted its hard to throw enough money at structural improvements, but the CRA is making efforts. The way forwardEverett recalled a time when downtown bustled and was a fun place for families to enjoy late afternoons.We had a thriving downtown, as a little kid, I would come down here with my dad,Ž he said, list-ing some family-owned businesses. It was the town core; it was central to everything. We need try to reclaim some of that.ŽSome developments the CRA is looking forward to include more murals, a diversity of businesses, the return of Amtrak and Chipley City Council loos-ening some regulations on its alcohol ordinance.Also, since some of the downtown businesses have second floors, the CRA is envisioning for those to become rental properties, which are common features of downtowns just about anywhere.The CRA is a volunteer organization and we work hard to see projects come to fruition in the down-town area,Ž Wiwi wrote.ŽI am happy for the board, as well as the business and building owners along the alleyway. I look forward to more projects in the future to continue to revitalize the CRA area.Ž ALLEYFrom Page A1The alley prior to improvements. The alleyway connects South Railroad Avenue and the Citys parking lot on the northwest corner of State Roads 77 and 90. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Hairstylist Karma Cooper dies a clients hair Thursday at the barbershop located on State Road 77 and Railroad Avenue. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS]


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 14, 2018 A3 LOCAL AND STATEStaff ReportWASHINGTON COUNTY … A motorist suspected to be driving under the influence is behind bars in Washington County on drug charges.A Washington County Sheriffs deputy stopped an SUV on Pipkin Road, Wednesday, for speed-ing, a WCSO news release stated. After making con-tact with the driver, James Richard Harris, 36, of Ponce De Leon, deputies suspected he was driving under the influence.During questioning, Harris consented to a search of the vehicle, the release stated. The search revealed a folded dollar bill contain-ing methamphetamine in the back passenger floorboard. Harris then admitted to deputies the metham-phetamine belonged to him.Harris was trans-ported to the Washington County Jail and booked on the charges of possession of methamphetamine. He is also currently out on bond in Walton County on the charges of battery and child abuse without great harm. If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, contact the Washington County Sheriffs Office at 850638-6111. You may also contact the office anonymously by calling 850638-TIPS (8477) or by email at man out on bond arrested for meth possessionChipley Housing Authority seeking applicantsChipley Housing Authority is currently seeking applicants for the Public Housing program. Applicants must complete an application and meet income guidelines based on family size as required by HUD. Appli-cations are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the office located at 1370 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. For more information call 850-638-0134. Rental units wantedTri-County Community Council is looking for rental units for the Section 8 program. The Section 8 program provides assistance for low income families in the pri-vate renal market through the Housing Assistance Payments Program. Renter voucher holders select a unit from the pri-vate market. Requirement of a unit to be rented to an assisted family are as fol-lows: the unit must meet HUD housing quality standards and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents and market rate. When a Section 8 voucher holder is interested in your unit contact Steve Henderson at 638-4520 ext 103. Tri-County accepting HUD applications Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Washington County Housing Authority (Section 8) Rental Assistance Program is currently taking applications on Wednesdays for the waiting list. Applications are taken by interview appointments only.Eligibility for assistance is based on income; you must be a legal citizen of the United States or have an eligibleimmigrant status. Deci-sions may be based on criminal history and other criteria. In order to apply and applicant will need to bring verification to the interview.For more information or to set up an inter view call Steve Henderson at 638-4520 ext 103.HOUSING BRIEFSHarris By Zack McDonaldGatehouse Media FloridaPANAMA CITY, Fla. „ Health Department officials have issued an emergency restriction on the medical license of a Bay County doctor and medical marijuana advocate, citing an incident from more than a year ago as evidence she could be a danger to the public. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip signed the order April 5 against Dr. Raquel Skidmore, placing an emergency restriction on her medical license. Department of Health (DOH) officials reported a February 2017 incident led to Skidmore being taken into custody under the Baker Act, which led to a recommendation she seek mental health treatment. Skidmores license now has been tentatively suspended until she either undergoes treatment and is deemed safe to resume the practice of medicineŽ or shows the allegations are unfounded.The emergency order comes amid a separate legal battle in which DOH sought Skidmores license over allegations she illegally prescribed medical marijuana to a veteran patient in 2016.Skidmores attorney, Alvin Peters, declined to comment on the particulars of the April 5 emergency order but said they will be contesting the allegations before an administrative panel. Peters questioned the timing of the filing, however, calling the order a manufactured emergency.ŽThe board has been heavy-handed in their approach toward Dr. Skid-more,Ž Peters said. If it was an emergency, it would have been an emergency 14 months ago.ŽDOH officials declined to comment on the timing of the emergency order, saying only that it is not the final action regarding her license.Once the license is suspended or restricted, the licensee has 30 days to appeal,Ž wrote Brad Dalton, DOH spokesman. The department cannot comment on any pending matter until 10 days after a finding of probable cause by a probable cause panel.ŽDOH has 20 days from issuing the order to initiate disciplinary proceedings before the probable cause panel. The panel will deter-mine whether to issue an administrative complaint against Skidmore.According to DOH docu-ments, on Feb. 19, 2017, Skidmore was taken to Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee under the Baker Act after what was labeled a severe manic episode.ŽWhile at CRMC, physi-cians reportedly diagnosed Skidmore with bipolar disorder with psychotic features. DOH later ordered Skidmore to be evaluated, and she was seen Jan. 31 by Dr. Jordan Iserman, a licensed psychiatrist in Pensacola, the order stated.Dr. Skidmore explained to Dr. Iserman that she believed that her manic episode may have been the result of stressors involved with practicing medicine,Ž the order states. Dr. Skid-more also admitted to smoking approximately one bowl of marijuana per day over a period of approximately two years.ŽDOH reported Skidmore tested positive for THC despite not having a valid order for medical marijuana.Iserman diagnosed Skid-more with bipolar disorder and cannabis use disorder and opined that she was unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients,Ž the order states. Iserman then recommended Skidmore begin treatment for her psychiatric and substance abuse issues.But she reportedly never sought treatment and continued to practice medicine. DOH cited Skid-mores lack of treatment as grounds for a public safety concern.This constitutes an immediate, serious danger to the public health, safety and welfare,Ž DOH claimed. As a result, there are no less restrictive means ƒ that will adequately protect the public from Dr. Skidmores continued unrestricted practice of medicine.ŽOver the course of the incidents cited in the emer-gency order, DOH also had been pursuing a 2016 com-plaint against Skidmore that she illegally pre-scribed medical marijuana to a 64-year-old Vietnam veteran. Skidmore argued at a hearing in February of this year that what the state called a prescriptionŽ was nothing more than a recommendation of up to 2 grams of marijuana per day. DOH had asked that Skidmore be penalized in some fashion, including the revocation of her license, in that case.Restriction put on license of Fla. doctor, marijuana advocateRaquel Skidmore writes in a prescription book at her desk in January 2017 in Panama City, Fla. [HEATHER HOWARD/GATEHOUSE MEDIA FLORIDA] Physicians attorney questioned the timing of the ling, calling it a manufactured emergency


** A4 Saturday, April 14, 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“ Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, 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 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 Elephants are majestic beasts that have long fascinated humans. These large mammals with distinctive ears, tusks and trunks are quite industrious, are believed to be among the most highly intelligent in the animal kingdom and can live to age 70. Scientists believe they experience strong and complex emotions, including attachment for family members and grief at their passing. Alas, elephants are also among the most hunted species in the world. Many are slaughtered via poaching, or illegal hunting. The ivory from their large tusks remains a valuable commodity, reportedly worth more than $20,000 per elephant. In 2014, the Obama administration imposed a near-total ban on interstate trade in ivory and banned the importation of African elephant trophies, or body parts, from Zimbabwe and Zambia. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service attempted to loosen this ban last November „ but ran into opposition from President Donald Trump. He tweeted that big game hunting was nothing more than a horror showŽ and he would be very hard pressed to change my mind.Ž But unlike a proverbial elephant, it appears Mr. Trump sometimes „ or conveniently „ forgets. On March 1, the Fish and Wildlife Service quietly loosened the ban. According to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, imports of elephant trophies would be approved or rejected on a case-by-case basis.Ž As of last week, Mr. Trump hadnt said or tweeted a word about this decision. Critics harbor suspicions the presidents silence could be family-related. His two eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are both big game hunters. Photos of them next to animals they killed circulated on social media several years ago „ including one of a smiling Donald Jr. with the elephant tail he had just cut off his prey. It appears the president doesnt share his sons enthusiasm for hunting. He told celebrity news website TMZ in March 2012, My sons love hunting. Theyre hunters and theyve become good at it. I am not a believer in hunting and Im surprised they like it.Ž (He did point out anything they did was 100 percent OK in terms of the hunting community.Ž) But if Mr. Trump has had longstanding issues with hunting, why did he stay silent about poaching African elephants the second time around? There were reportedly 5 million elephants in Africa about a century ago. There are fewer than 400,000 now. Thats why the International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified African elephants as vulnerableŽ „ and the U.S. Endangered Species Act has used the classification of threatenedŽ since 1979. If Mr. Trump views himself as a true friend of the pachyderms, he should reverse course and bring back the Obama-era ban on imports of elephant trophies. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Providence (R.I.) Journal, a sister paper with GateHouse Media.OUR VIEWTrump and the elephants ANOTHER VIEW Weve been told conservatives dont believe in science and that theres a Republican war on science.Ž But John Tierney, whos written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institutes City Journal, told me in my latest online video, The real war on science is the one from the left.Ž Really? Conservatives are more likely to be creationists „ denying evolution. Right,Ž says Tierney. But creationism doesnt affect the way science is done.Ž What about President George W. Bush banning government funding of stem cell research? He didnt stop stem cell research,Ž Tierney reminds me. The government wouldnt fund it. It turned out that it really didnt matter much.Ž Private funding continued and, so far, has not discovered much. People talk about this Republican war on science, but if you look around, my question is, where are the casualties? What scientists lost their jobs?Ž Tierney asks. I cant find examples where the right wing stopped the progress of science, whereas you can look on the left and you see so many areas that are taboo to research.Ž Some research on genetically modified foods became taboo because of protests from the left. That may have prevented a second Green Revolution to feed Africa. Scientists cant even talk about whether genes affect intelligence without being threatened by the left. Political scientists who continued to investigate the topic are screamed at on college campuses, the way Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve,Ž has been. Tierney adds, The federal government stopped funding IQ research decades ago.Ž Likewise, researching gender differences is dangerous to your career. You cant talk about sexual differences between men and women, (although) its OK if they favor women,Ž Tierney says with a laugh. You can say men are more likely to commit crimes, but you cant suggest that there might be some sexual difference that might predispose men to be more interested in a topic.Ž Google fired engineer James Damore merely for suggesting sex differences might explain why more men choose to work in tech. Damore just pointed out very basic scientific research about differences between the sexes,Ž Tierney argues. The experts in this, as soon as he published that memo, said, yes, he basically got the science right.Ž Its not as if women arent doing well in life, Tierney says. In universities, women dominate virtually every extracurricular activity, but all the focus has been: Why arent there more women physicists and mathematicians, and of course in the sports area, too? Ž Tierney says. Theres this idea that theyre being discriminated against, (but) there have been enormous studies of who gets grants, who gets tenure, who gets interviews for jobs, and women get preference.Ž However, one group does get discriminated against in colleges: conservatives. In the social sciences, Democrats outnumber Republicans by at least eight to one. In fields like sociology its 44 to one. Students are more likely to be taught in sociology by a Marxist than by a Republican,Ž Tierney says. Its gotten worse and worse.Ž Why does this happen at colleges that claim they treasure diversityŽ? Because people on the left believe diversity just means race and gender, not thought. And even schools that want some diverse thought reach a sort of political tipping point. John Stossel is host of StosselŽ on the Fox Business Network and a columnist with Creators Syndicate.Liberals war on science John Stossel People talk about this Republican war on science, but if you look around, my question is, where are the casualties? What scientists lost their jobs?Ž Tierney asks. I cant nd examples where the right wing stopped the progress of science, whereas you can look on the left and you see so many areas that are taboo to research.Ž Some research on genetically modi ed foods became taboo because of protests from the left. That may have prevented a second Green Revolution to feed Africa. CHIPLEYPAPER.COM


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 14, 2018 A5 DATELINESDETROIT LISBON, PORTUGALSpains high court blocks Catalan separatists power bidSpains Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a second request by a jailed leader of Catalonias inde-pendence movement to be released so regional law-makers can vote on making him their leader.Judge Pablo Llarena said in a ruling that there remained a risk that Jordi Sanchez, a prominent Cat-alan secessionist, would repeat the offenses that landed him in a Madrid jail.He is being detained while the Supreme Court investigates whether he orchestrated protests that hindered officials who were trying to stop a court-banned Catalan independence referen-dum last October.In this March 23, photo, emergency personnel work at the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier in Mountain View, Calif. Investigators booted Tesla Inc., from the group investigating the fatal crash, which involved a vehicle operating with the companys Autopilot system. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday it removed Tesla after the company prematurely made information public. [KTVU VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Robert Burns and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible mili-tary strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they co uld happen very soon or not so soon at all.Ž The White House said he would consult further with allies.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned such an attack carried the risk of spinning out of control, suggesting caution ahead of a decision on how to respond to an attack against civilians last weekend that U.S. officials are increasingly certain involved the use of banned chemical weapons. British officials said up to 75 people were killed.The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a brief statement after Trump met with Mattis and other members of his National Security Council: No final decision has been made. We are continuing to assess intelligence and are engaged in conversations with our partners and allies.ŽSanders said Trump would speak later with French President Emman-uel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.Although Mattis noted that military action carried risks, he also emphasized that Syrian use of chemical weapons should not be tolerated. And he insisted it remains U.S. policy not to be involved directly in Syrias civil war.Our strategy remains the same as a year ago,Ž he said. It is to drive this to a U.N.-brokered peace but, at the same time, keep our foot on the neck of ISIS until we suffocate it,Ž referring to the Islamic State extrem-ist group.Mattis remarks at a House Armed Services Committee hearing followed a series of Trump tweets this week that initially indicated he was committed to bombing Syria but later suggested he was awaiting further advice and assessment. Trump wrote in a Thursday morning tweet that an attack could happen very soon or not so soon at all.ŽLater Thursday he was noncommittal. Were looking very, very seriously, very closely at the whole situation,Ž he told reporters.Mattis said options would be discussed with Trump at a meeting of his National Security Council on Thursday afternoon. That meant airstrikes, pos-sibly in tandem with France and other allies that have expressed outrage at the alleged Syrian chemical attack, could be launched within hours of a presidential decision.The U.S., France and Britain have been in extensive consultations about launching a military strike as early as the end of this week, U.S. officials have said. A joint military operation, possibly with France rather than the U.S. in the lead, could send a message of international unity about enforcing the prohibitions on chemical weapons. Macron said Thursday that France has proof that the Syrian gov-ernment launched chlorine gas attacks and said France would not tolerate regimes that think everything is permitted.ŽAfter May met with her Cabinet, a spokesperson issued a statement saying it is highly likely that Syrias President Bashar Assad was responsible for Saturdays attack that killed dozens outside Damascus. The Cabinet agreed on the need to take actionŽ to deter further chemical weapons use by Assad, but added that May would continue to consult with allies to coordinate an international response.Mattis said that although the United States has no hard proof, he believes the Syrian government was responsible for Saturdays attack. Initial reports indi-cated the use of chlorine gas, possibly in addition to the nerve agent Sarin. Trumps ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told NBC News on Thursday the administration has enough proofŽ of the chemical attack but was still considering its response.The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, based in the Netherlands, announced it was sending a fact-finding team to the site of the attack outside Damascus, and it was due to arrive Saturday. It was not clear whether the presence of the investiga-tors could affect the timing of any U.S. military action.At the House hearing, Democrats grilled Mattis on the wisdom and legality of Trump ordering an attack on Syria without explicit authorization from Congress. Mattis argued it would be justified as an act of self-defense, with 2,000 U.S. ground troops in Syria; he insisted he could not talk about military plans because an attack is not yet in the offing.Ž Mattis said he personally believes Syria is guilty of an inexcusableŽ use of chem-ical weapons, while noting that the international fact-finding team would likely fall short of determining who was responsible.Asked about the risks of U.S. military retaliation, Mattis cited two concerns, starting with avoiding civil-ian casualties.On a strategic level, its how do we keep this from escalating out of control, if you get my drift on that,Ž he said. Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, said he sees no legal justification for a U.S. strike in Syria, absent explicit authorization by Congress. More broadly, he doubted the wisdom of bombing.Until we have a more long-term strategy, until we have some idea where were going in Syria and the Middle East, it seems unwise, to me, to start launching missiles,Ž said Smith, D-Wash. We need to know where thats going, what the purpose of it is before we take that act.ŽTrump puts o Syria strike decisionPresident Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Oval Of“ ce at the White House in Washington. Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place very soon or not so soon at all!Ž [EVAN VUCCI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLDKABUL, AFGHANISTANTaliban attack on Afghan government compound kills 15 The Taliban stormed a government compound in central Afghanistan early Thursday, triggering an hours-long gunbattle that killed 15, including three top local officials, police and gov-ernment officials said.The blistering attack in the Khuja Omari district was the latest insurgent assault in Ghazni province, which is now largely under Taliban control. The Taliban planted mines to prevent gov-ernment reinforcements from coming to help and quickly took responsi-bility for the attack, said Mohammad Arif Rahmani, a lawmaker in the Afghan Parliament.President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack.


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** Washington County News | Saturday, April 14, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYStaff ReportMARIANNA A hospital welcomed Thursday its new marketing director.Amy Milton is now the Mar-keting Director and Public Relations Specialist for Jack-son Hospital in Marianna. Milton is returning after seven years of marketing in the health care field.I look forward to promoting the excellent health care services available through Jackson Hospital and our medical com-munity,Ž Milton said in an email.She worked, previously, with Jackson Hospital Founda-tion for 10 years as the Special Events Coordinator.Jackson Hospital welcomes new marketing directorAmy Milton Staff ReportCHIPLEY Art education will be on full display today.The 6th Annual ArtKidDoo will be held today at Shivers Park, 784 Fifth Street, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ArtKidDoo is a collaborative effort among the Early Learning Coalition of Northwest F lorida, child care providers, local busi-nesses, non-profit and civic organizations to encourage awareness for the arts in young children.There is no cost to partici-pate in the event.ArtKidDoo offers hands-on arts and crafts, as well as, performance art by local artists, musicians, and vocalists, a news release stated. Children will have opportunities to engage in a range of art-related activi-ties, such as paint, color, dance, mold clay, and create jewelry and musical instruments.Exotic animals will also be onsite and there will be an opportunity for children to paint on a police car, the release stated. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be prepared by Community South Credit Union.Nearly 1,200 people attended ArtKidDoo last spring, and due to the incred-ible interest already this year, organizers anticipate a considerable community turnout, the release stated.ArtKidDoo is todayScenes from a previous ArtKidDoo. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] The event is being held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shivers Park 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 Out July4: 12 Month Personnel Out August1: First Day for Teachers/ Paras/10 Month Personnel (Professional Development Day) 2: Professional Development Day 3: Pre-Planning Day (Teachers/ Paras/10 Month Personnel) 6-8: Pre-Planning Days (Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel) 9: First Day of School for Students September3: Labor Day (Students and All Personnel Out) 10: Progress Reports Go Out 11: Recognition of "Patriot Day" at Schools 17: Recognition of "Constitution Day" at Schools 24-28: Recognition of "Celebrate Freedom Week" at Schools 26: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) October12: Vernon High School Homecoming 15: Fall Day (Students/Teachers/ Paras/10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 19: Chipley High School Homecoming 30: Report Cards Go Out 31: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) November9: Recognition of Veterans Chipley and Vernon Schools 13: Progress Reports Go Out 19-23: Thanksgiving Holidays (Students/Teachers/Paras/ 10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/ Bus Drivers Out) 21-23: Thanksgiving Holidays (12 Month Personnel Out) December20: Early Release (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 21-31: Christmas Break (Students/Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 24-25: 12 Month Personnel Out 31: 12 Month Personnel Out January 20191: 12 Month Personnel Out 1-3: Teachers/10 Month Personnel Out 1-4: Students/Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out 4: Teachers Planning Day 7: Professional Development Day 8: Classes Resume 21: Martin Luther King Day (Students and All Personnel Out) 23: Report Cards Go Out February7: Progress Reports Go Out 13: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 18: Presidents Day (Students/ Teachers/Paras/ 10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/ Buss Drivers Out) March25-29: Spring Break (Students and All Personnel Out) April9: Report Cards Go Out 19: Spring Day (Students/ Teachers/Paras/10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 22: Progress Reports Go Out May7: FPTC Graduation 21: Vernon High School Senior Awards 5:30 p.m. 21: Chipley High School Senior Awards 7:30 p.m. 23: Vernon High School Graduation 24: Last Day of School (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 24: WISE Graduation 24: Chipley High School Graduation 27: Memorial Day (All Personnel Out) 28-19: Post Planning Days for Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel June10: Report Cards Go Out2018-2019 WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR If you have a school activity or news event youd like covered, please send information to: Already have photos or an article youd like to share? Wed love to have those submissions as well. Help us get the word out about all the good news in our local school system!GOT SCHOOL NEWS? Staff Report VERNON A health fair was held at Vernon Middle School last month. Eighteen presenters from various agencies educated students about good health practices and signs of possible health problems and risks.The 18participating organizations provided astudents informationregardinghealth, nutrition, cyberbullying/bullying prevention, social media concerns, fitness, mental health, cancer pre-vention, tobacco free living and domestic violence prevention/care.Presenters included: Claudia Machado from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Megan Marchman from Gulf Coast Childrens Advocacy Center, Melissa Reddick from Chipola Healthy Start, Investigator Daryl White from the Washington County Sher-iffs Office, Judy Corbus from UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Shanta Sapp from Depart-ment of Children and Families, Master Wesley Wing from Bonifay Tae-kwondo, Karen Hennessey from Sickle Cell Disease Association, Ashton Kirkland from Trinity Martial Arts, Danielle Sowell and Judy Bush from the Ameri-can Cancer Society, Amir Bayatpoor from Florida Department of Health Jackson County, Morgan Roberts and Brenda Adams from Florida Department of Health Washington County Dental Unit, Melissa Medley from Florida Department of Health Washington County, Sharron Hobbs with SWAT from Florida Department of Health Washington County, Ed Bell from U.S. Attorneys Office, and Deputy John Pettis from Washington County Sheriffs Office.VMS health fair heldDeputy John Pettis from Washington County Sheriffs Of“ ce. Vernon Middle School held a health fair last month. Eighteen presenters from various agencies educated students about good health practices and signs of possible health problems and risks. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS PHOTOS] Claudia Machado from Mothers Against Drunk Driving. If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: Union reunion setGRACEVILLE … Classmates who attended Union School just south of Graceville will host a reunion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Damascus Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Bring a finger food. Church is located one mile south of Graceville on the west of Highway 77. Kid Safety Expo announces datesBONIFAY/CHIPLEY/MAR-IANNA/LYNN HAVEN Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the follow-ing 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: Family Farm Day at Lynn Haven Elementary School, Friday, April 13. For more information call 850-638-1858 or 850-326-9109. UF/IFAS to host 5-30 Meals classCHIPLEY … UF/IFAS will host a 5-30 Meals class from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Sand Hills Baptist Church. Participants will learn how to take five ingredients and turn them into a nutritious dish in 30 minutes or less. Cost is $5 and includes course materials. Pre-regis-tration is required. The church is located at 6758 Highway 77, just north of the Bay County line. For more information or to register call the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6265 or the Holmes County Extension Office at 850-547-1108. Graceville Womens Club to host spring pageantGRACEVILLE … The Gracev-ille Womens Club will host the Graceville Spring Pageant at 5 p.m. Saturday, 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 applica-tions are due by Saturday, April 14. Practice will begin Monday, April 16. For more information contact Samantha Angerbrandt at 850-703-0996 or email at samantha.angerbrandt@gmail.comCOMMUNITY EVENTS


** A8 Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Washington County News SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFNEW YORKStudy: MLB improving in minority hiringA diversity report released Thursday on Major League Baseball finds the sport is showing improvement with its racial and hiring gender practices, particularly at the leagues central office.The report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida finds a significantŽ increase in racial hiring practices and a slightŽ increase in gender hiring. The grade for racial hiring was a B-plus with 88 points, up six points from a year earlier. The grade for gender hiring was a C with 71 points, up one point.The combined score of 79, with a grade of C-plus/B-minus, was up three points.In overall score, its trending well,Ž said Richard Lapchick, the institutes director and the lead report author. The report examined data collected by the MLB central office and sent to the TIDES research team, which examined data as of Dec. 31 and then updated listings of owners, general managers and managers as of April 1.SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. Woods “ les entry to play US Open; 1st since 15Tiger Woods has filed his entry to play in the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015.The USGA says Woods officially entered on Thursday, four days after he tied for 32nd in the Mas-ters. Even exempt players have to formally enter the U.S. Open.Woods hasnt played the U.S. Open since he missed the cut at Chambers Bay with rounds of 80-76.The U.S. Open is June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island, where Woods made his U.S. Open debut in 1995 as the U.S. Amateur champion. He opened with a 74 and withdrew the next day with a wrist injury. He tied for 17th at Shinnecock in 2004 when he was in the midst of changing his swing. Woods is in the last year of a 10-year exemption from winning the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.SAN JOSE, CALIF.49ers Foster charged in assault against girlfriendSan Francisco 49ers line-backer Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of dragging his girlfriend and punching her in the head, leaving her with a ruptured eardrum, authorities said.The Santa Clara County District Attorney charged Foster on Thursday, when he was also arraigned in San Jose. A judge ordered him not to have any contact with his girlfriend.Foster was accompanied to court by 49ers teammate Richard Sherman. He did not enter a plea and was released after posting $75,000 bail.He declined to answer media questions outside court, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. By Stephen HawkinsThe Associated PressShohei Ohtani eagerly bounces into the cage when its his turn during batting practice „ and then puts on an impressive show knock-ing balls high and deep into the outfield seats.Whether hitting or pitching for the Los Ange-les Angels, the rookie two-way sensation is raring to go and already wants to play more.He always says hes ready,Ž manager Mike Sci-oscia said. But right now were definitely going to protect him as much as we can.ŽWhile the 23-year-old from Japan has definitely lived up to the hype in the first two weeks of the season, the Angels are trying to do a balancing act in managing the workload for Ohtani, who appeared in eight of the first 13 games for the AL West leaders.The right-handed pitcher with a fastball averaging about 99 mph, along with a nasty split-ter and a biting slider, was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 18 strikeouts over 13 innings while allowing only four hits in his two starts on the mound, both against Oak-land. After retiring the final eight batters in his first start, he retired the first 19 in the next „ thats 27 consecutive outs, equal to a nine-inning perfect game.In his first six games with an at-bat, the left-handed slugger hit .364 with three homers and eight RBIs.I talk to the medical staff every day and they try to see how Im doing, my strength level, to see if I can play that day,Ž Ohtani said through his interpreter at the end of a three-game series in Texas. Its the beginning of the season so I think they are being pretty careful with me right now.But once the season gets tougher, the schedule gets tougher through the summer, hopefully I can make them want to play me more. I would like to play more,Ž he said. But if not, thats that it is. I have to follow what they say.ŽOhtani made his fifth start as the Angels designated hitter in the series finale at Texas on Wednesday, a night after grounding out in his first time as a pinch-hitter in the majors.The Angels opened a four-game series Thursday night at Kansas City, where Ohtani is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the finale „ which would be his third consecutive Sunday on the mound. He didnt play in the games before or after his first two pitching starts. Its really trying to bal-ance a little bit of a guys ability obviously to swing the bat, and balance that with the need for him to be ready to pitch,Ž Scioscia said. The biggest thing is we will be flexible, so its not in concrete. Well check with him and see when hes available and well go from there.ŽOhtani has started three consecutive games only once so far „ and he homered in each of those at home, a stretch that included a day off between series.Angels Ohtani eager to play more A banner depicting Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry hangs on the exterior of Oracle Arena on Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. [BEN MARGOT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Janie McCauleyThe Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. „ Stephen Curry on the sidelines again, this time with a hurt knee. No longer the sure-thing No. 1 seed. Steve Kerr piecing together rotations based on whos available through illness and injury.It hasnt exactly been an easy course this season for the defending NBA champions.The Golden State War-riors are used to being the best out West, a top target that everyone in the NBA seeks to unseat. Its just a little different this time.Not that Kerr is overly concerned. Golden States coach thinks the Warriors will be just fine when they open their best-of-seven series against No. 7 seed San Antonio at home Sat-urday afternoon.Were going to have new life when the playoffs start. And Im well aware of what a long, dif-ficult season its been,Ž he said. So many things have been thrown at us here the last month, especially all the injuries, which have really shaken up our rotation. Thats made it difficult on every-body and our players. But theyre fighting and thats the main thing.Were going to be all right.ŽDuring one especially tough stretch, all four All-Stars were out because of health „ Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Golden State dropped seven of 10 at one point last month, then lost its final regular-season game by a jaw-dropping 40 points Tuesday night at Utah.Yet, now, everybody is relishing a new season.Its not a carbon copy of last year by any stretch,Ž Curry said. But I know for sure we have the guys and the IQ and the resiliency to under-stand how were going to accomplish our goal this year and not compare it to last year. Because Im sure you can ask any champi-onship team along the way thats trying to repeat or whatever the case is, every journey is defined by dif-ferent circumstances.Injuries, the fact that we have been in the 2 spot for about two weeks now with really no chance to climb or fall, so you have to fight human nature in that sense. I think all that weve invested in our game, in our team and in our identity over the course of the last three, four years will show up when the time is right.ŽTwo years ago, Golden State put its focus on going for a record 73 victories and lost to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Finals. Then late last season, the Warriors were gearing up for that inevitable Finals rematch with rival Cleveland while Durant worked back from a knee injury before capturing his first title and becoming Finals MVP.For Kerr, the goals lately were simple: find some rhythm and return everybody to health. He used 27 different starting lineups „ yes, a huge number „ in a big jump from his first three seasons coaching Golden State. Last season there were 14 different starting five combinations for the Warriors on the way to a second title in three years, 12 the year before that and just eight during 2014-15 as the franchise won its first championship in 40 years.And this time around, the Warriors didnt even know their opponent until Wednesday night, mean-ing Golden States video crew worked overtime preparing for all the pos-sible opponents.Basically we spend most of our time trying to predict whats going to happen, and were all wrong,Ž Kerr quipped last week. And the next day we reshuffle the deck and we guess again.ŽGolden State will still look a lot different when the ball goes up at Oracle Arena without Curry.The two-time MVP is expected to miss the entire first round after spraining the medial col-lateral ligament in his left knee March 23 on the very night he returned from a six-game absence with his latest ankle injury. It was bad luck, too, as center JaVale McGee fell into him.Currys absence as a floor leader and heart of the team hurts.Theyve been pretty fortunate here in that the injuries hadnt been the long ones where guys are out 10-15 games. Its been three or four games or maybe a five-game stretch,Ž Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. Its something different, but I really do feel like every-one would love to struggle and be 57-22 if you can consider that struggling.ŽGolden State finished 58-24, dropping 12 home games „ something unheard of the previous three years when they were barely blemished with only nine losses total at one of the NBAs most imposing stops.The Warriors want to re-establish that energy and swagger at home. Immediately.Kerr didnt worry about the record. He was too busy mixing and matching just to get through games over the past month.Its been a long haul, for sure. I was hoping that we would be heading into the playoffs healthy, obviously everyone wants that,Ž he said. But this is all part of it, its all part of the journey. This is our journey this year. Every years different, so its been a bumpy road but here we are. Im really proud of our guys.ŽAnd the rest of the league still realizes what its up against.You cant count these guys out, and I dont think anybody is counting them out,Ž Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. Theyll get their guys back and they have enough guys I think they can survive until they get everybody back.ŽDifferent playoff pathWithout Curry or top seed, Warriors face a quite challenging postseason Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr yells to his players in the “ rst half against the Utah Jazz Tuesday in Salt Lake City. [ALEX GOODLETT/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 14, 2018 A9 FAITHIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to news@ Wausau Assembly to host 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. Unity Baptist to host 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 (Hinsons Crossroads) in Vernon. For more informa-tion call 850-535-4669. The Harrelsons at Otter CreekPONCE DE LEON „ The Harrelsons will be singing at Otter Creek Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aril 21. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. 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. Orange Hill Missionary to host Nugulf Coast Youth ChoirCHIPLEY „ Deacon Michael Grady and the Nugulf Coast Youth Choir will be in con-cert at Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Future Youth Workshops will be developed from the concert under the guidance and training of Deacon Grady. The church is located at 816 Sunday Road in Chipley. For further informa-tion call (850) 638-7675. Winterville Assembly to host The ShepherdsBONIFAY „ Winterville Assembly of God will host The Shepherds at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the church. The church is located at 1897 Highway 177 A in Bonifay. Northside Baptist to host spring festivalPONCE DE LEON „ North-side Baptist Church will host a spring festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. This is a free event. There will be festival games, a bounce house, free lunch and more. In the case of rain there will be a family friendly movie shown inside the church at noon. If transportation is needed leave a message with name and number at 850-836-4466 before Wednesday, April 25. New Bethany to hold Homecoming servicesVERNON „ New Bethany Assembly of God Church will hold Homecoming services at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6. Special music will be by Four Cal-vary. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m. The church is located at Hin-sons Crossroads. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 850-779-3003.FAITH EVENTSEach 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: Super Breakouts yard saleCHIPLEY „ The Super Breakouts will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 in the Washington County Courthouse park-ing 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. Survivor SundayHOLMES/WASHINGTON COUNTY „ The Washing-ton-Holmes Relay For Life is encouraging local churches to celebrate and recognize the cancer survivors in their congregations Sunday, April 22, as part of the annual Paint the Counties Purple Week in preparation for the Relay For Life Event Friday, April 27. 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 or 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 donation, in the amount of your choosing, to Relay For Life, you will receive a coupon that and be redeemed in the store from Sunday, May 6 through Thursday, May 10. For more information call Jody Bush at 850-260-4348.RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTSStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ One local church was recognized by a national charity for giving children gifts during the Christmas season.Leaders at Samaritans Purse presented a plaque to Pastor Tim Patton at Shiloh Baptist Church and Karen Weeks, a Central Panhandle drop-off team leader, for 10 years of service as a drop-off location for shoebox gifts.ŽTom and Brenda Stallworth, Central Panhandle Area Coordinators and Anthony Mosier, Central Panhandle Logistics Coordinator did an official recognition on last Sunday. The plaque reads: Operation Christmas Child recognizes Shiloh Baptist Church, in appreciation of 10 years of partnership with Operation Christmas Child as an official drop-off location. Your love for the Lord Jesus Christ is demonstrated through your service and compassion for others. … Franklin Graham, President, Samaritans PurseŽThe church, located at 1976 Shiloh Lane, will collect shoe-box gifts again this year from Monday, Nov. 12 to Monday, Nov. 19.Shiloh Baptist recognized by Samaritans PursePictured are Anthony Mosier, Brenda Stallworth, Tom Stallworth, Karen Weeks and Pastor Tim Patton.[SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Washington County News staffWASHINGTON COUNTY „ While driving on the long country roads, youre bound to see a sign of faith „ something that can take away the Mondays, remind you of your many blessings or give inspiration to you for some-one else.Washington County News wants to share this positivity with our readers!Today weve launched Signs of Faith, which will run in each Saturdays edition. We want you to send in your Signs of Faith to us to share with the community!In the photo, a marquee at Faith Covenant Fellowship, 1262 Highway 277, reads: Take the blessing of who Christ is and share it.ŽAnd weve now shared that message with you.Send in your photos to Be sure to include a statement that tells the name of your faith organization and address.Signs of FaithFaith Covenant Fell owship, 1262 Hig hway 277 [WCN] Send in your faith organizations sign of faith


** A10 Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Washington County NewsWith the arrival of spring, and summer close behind, its definitely the time to pull out the ice cream maker. I guess we are a little spoiled now with all the easy-to-use ice cream makers. But however it is made, homemade ice cream is my No. 1 dessert. While looking through some ice cream recipes, I found the following Peach and Toasted Pecan Ice Cream in ScoopedŽ by Southern Living. I like both of these flavors but never thought of putting them together in ice cream. Peach and Toasted Pecan Ice Cream€ cup sugar € 2 tablespoons cornstarch € 1/8 teaspoon table salt € 2 cups milk € 1 cup heavy whipping cream € 1 large egg yolk € 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract € 1 cup peeled and coarsely chopped peaches € 2 tablespoons light corn syrup € 1 tablespoons butter € 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans € teaspoon Kosher salt Whisk together “ rst 3 ingredients in large, heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk and whipping cream. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat. Whisk egg yolk until slightly thickened. Gradually whisk about 1 cup hot cream mixture into yolk. Add yolk mixture to remaining cream mixture, whisking constantly; whisk in vanilla. Cool completely (about 1 hour) stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook peaches and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 4 to 5 minutes. Coarsely mash and cool 30 minutes. Stir peach mixture into cooled cream mixture. Place plastic wrap directly on custard to prevent a “ lm from forming, and chill 8 to 24 hours. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; add pecans and cook, stirring constantly, 8 to 9 minutes until toasted. Remove from heat and sprinkle with teaspoon kosher salt. Cool completely. Pour chilled custard into freezer container of a 1 quart electric ice cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturers instructions. After ice cream is “ nished churning, stir in pecan mixture. Freeze in an airtight container at least 1 hour before serving.Prudence Hilburn has written several cookbooks, including Simply Southern and More.Ž Write her at prudencehilburn@ or visit www. FOOD WASTETEACH KIDS HOW TO HELPForty percent of all food in the U.S. goes to waste when tossed by restaurants, supermarkets and consumers, costing our economy $1 trillion in the last two decades, while destroying 10 percent of global wilderness. Ways to encourage your children to help, according to the educational program Speak Out. Its YOUR Earth!Ž include: € Challenge your family to reduce food waste by 25 percent. € Involve children in planning, shopping for, preparing and storing le overs from a weeks meals. € Volunteer together at a food bank or soup kitchen. € Dont overload childrens plates with large portions. HEALTHY WEIGHTTIPS FOR EATING RIGHT Registered dietitian Sharon Palmer o ers some tips to achieve or maintain a healthy weight: € Prioritize breakfast. € Dont skip meals or snacks. € Swap your nighttime snack for a more balanced choice. TIP OF THE WEEKMIX UP MEAL ROUTINEAs seasons turn, you might crave di erent types of food. Egglands Best says this is the perfect reason to think beyond the ordinary and experiment with combos that tantalize the taste buds. Chicken and wa es? Why of course! Watercress Confetti Quinoa for dinner? Yum. Pancakes instead of tortillas when making wraps? Sure! „ Brandpoint FOODIN THE KITCHENTheres nothing like homemade ice cream By Ari LeVauxMore Content NowThe worlds oldest surviving cookbook is a collection of Imperial Roman recipes, compiled around the 1st century AD. In the intervening millennia, the book, Apicius De Re Coquinaria,Ž has attracted plenty of interest from scholars, cooks and food nerds whove pored over each line of text and attempted to observe each word from every possible angle like its Finnegans Wake.Ž In the game of historical recipe re-enactment, a single mistranslated word can derail a dish. In ApiciusŽ Book III: The Gardener,Ž for example, one particular asparagus recipe hinges on how the word rursumŽ is translated. This is not just any recipe, but one that addresses a fundamental issue in asparagus cookery with an elegance rarely seen since. Attempts to translate this work have been complicated by the fact that many of the recipes were written in vulgar Latin, an informal version of the language. RursumŽ is followed by in calidam,Ž which means in boiling water.Ž Its also at times written as rursus in aquam calidam.Ž So, asparagus was cooked rursum/ rursus in boiling water, and for centuries nobody knew what that meant. The riddle was finally cracked by Joseph Dommer Vehling in his 1936 translation of ApiciusŽ (Hill, Chicago): This word has caused us some reflection, but the ensuing discovery made it worthwhile. Rursus has escaped the attention of the other commentators. In this case rursus means backwards, being a contraction from revorsum, h.e. reversum.Ž OK, so we are now supposed to cook asparagus backwardŽ in boiling water, but Im still a bit foggy on the details. Luckily, somehow, Vehling manages to gaze deeply enough between the lines of text to dredge out the answer: Apicius evidently has the right way of cooking the fine asparagus. The stalks, after being peeled and washed must be bunched together and tied according to sizes, and the bunches must be set into the boiling water backwards, that is, they must stand upright with the heads protruding from the water. The heads will be made tender above the water line by rising steam and will be done simultaneously with the harder parts of the stalks. We admit, we have never seen a modern cook observe this method. They usually boil the tender heads to death while the lower stalks are still hard.Ž Here, Vehling and ApiciusŽ acknowledge the culinary riddle thats wrapped in the botanical enigma that is asparagus: the fact that one end of the shoot needs less cooking than the other. Asparagorum Reversum This recipe is a direct riff on ApiciusŽ technique, with just a few modifications. Rather than tie the asparagus with string, I bunch it into a narrow-mouthed pint jar like a bouquet of flowers, and immerse it backward in calidam.Ž You want the boiling water level to be about 2 inches lower than the top of the jar. And the jar should be filled with a mix of heavy cream and butter, a clove of garlic, a squeeze of lemon, a pinch of nutmeg and salt. With this recipe, there is no reason to break or trim the ends. It doesnt really matter how tough they are going in, because they soften plenty as they cook, with their cut ends against the hot glass at the bottom of the jar of simmering cream. The asparagus tips, meanwhile, dangle far above in the gentle steam, warming more than cooking. When the butt ends are soft enough „ about 20 minutes „ I cook the tips by covering the pot with a tight lid, checking obsessively until they are perfect. Alternatively, simply cook the asparagus bouquet until the tips droop over like a fistful of wilted dandelions, and call it good. Or give the tips nothing but gentle steam, and eat them warm and raw. The heat is enough to volatilize a range of flavors, from musky to minty, and the crunch is still audible. FLASH IN THE PANFortune of reversalAncient backward cooking technique makes for legendary asparagusPrudence Hilburn Cooking the asparagus upright in boiling water will simultaneously soften the tougher end of the stalks without overcooking the tender heads. [ARI LEVAUX PHOTOS] A mix of heavy cream, butter, garlic, lemon juice, nutmeg and salt will infuse the asparagus while it cooks.


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 14, 2018 A11 ASTHMACOMMON TRIGGERS TO AVOIDAn asthma attack can occur when you are exposed to things in the environment, such as house dust mites and tobacco smoke, which are known as asthma triggers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that some of the most important triggers are: € Environmental tobacco smoke (Secondhand smoke) € Dust mites € Outdoor air pollution € Cockroach allergen € Pets € Mold € Wood smoke WOMENS HEALTHQUICK FIXESWomen: Got ve minutes? Try these tips to improve or maintain good health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. € Schedule a medical check-up. € Protect your skin from the sun. € Get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). € Take folic acid before and during pregnancy. ACUPUNCTURECAFFEINE MAY AFFECT TREATMENTThe next time you have an acupuncture appointment, consider skipping that cup of co ee. Studies suggest that even trace amounts of ca eine in your system could disrupt the painrelieving e ects of acupuncture, says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. „ Brandpoint HEALTHTODAYS WORKOUTPlank move is bene cial for your whole body By Marlo Alleva More Content NowRemember when planking anywhere and everywhere was all the rage? The novelty for all the social media pictures may have worn off, but planking is still very much in style, and so beneficial. Performing a plank, or any variation of, is great for the whole body. It is one of those moves that can be done anywhere. All you need is a flat surface. This exercise will tone your chest, shoulders, triceps, abdominals, quads, hamstrings and calves. It doesnt get much better than that. Begin by placing both hands on the floor, just under your shoulders. Straighten the arms and lengthen your body out to hold your weight on your toes. Focus on rolling your shoulders back and down, lifting your chest, and tightening your core by rolling the hips forward. Keep the legs extended, squeezing your glutes and pressing your navel upward. Once you get your body in position, simply hold the plank for as long as you can. This move has variations to suit varied physical abilities as well. You can drop to your knees to give your arms a rest, even lift the rear end higher to give your core a break. This move is great on its own as it targets so many muscle groups, but it can be combined with any other workout. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA, in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at Marlo Alleva demonstrates a plank. This move works your whole body. [PROVIDED BY MARLO ALLEVA] ASTHMA An asthma attack can occur when you are exposed to things in the environment, such as house dust mites and tobacco smoke, which are known as asthma triggers. While your personal triggers can be very different from those of someone else, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that some of the most important triggers are: € Environmental tobacco smoke (Secondhand smoke) € Dust mites € Outdoor air pollution € Cockroach allergen € Pets € Mold € Wood smoke Infections linked to influenza, colds and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) can also trigger an asthma attack. Sinus infections, allergies, breathing in some chemicals, and acid reflux can also trigger attacks, as can physical exercise, some medicines, bad weather and breathing in cold, dry air. Some foods, food additives and fragrances can also trigger an asthma attack. SURGERY Tips to reduce confusion in older patients after surgery The American Society of Anesthesiologists offers six tips for seniors to help limit confusion after surgery: 1. Ask your physician to conduct a pre-surgery assessment of your mental function. They can use the results as a baseline for comparison after surgery. 2. Have a caregiver, family member or friend visit with you as you recover, carefully observing your physical and mental activity after surgery and reporting anything troubling to your physician. 3. Ask your physician before taking medications after surgery that can affect your nervous system. 4. If you wear hearing aids or glasses, ask that they be available as soon as possible after the procedure. 5. Request a hospital room with a window, so you can tell whether its day or night. 6. If you will be staying overnight in the hospital, pack a family photo, a clock and a calendar, or other familiar objects, to help you re-adjust. TIP OF THE WEEK Caffeine and acupuncture The next time you have an acupuncture appointment, consider skipping that cup of coffee. Studies suggest that even trace amounts of caffeine in your system could disrupt the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture, says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Because caffeine can stay in the body for more than 12 hours after ingestion, those who drink coffee daily could have enough caffeine in their system to interfere with their treatment. WOMENS HEALTH Improve your health in 5 minutes or less Women: Got five minutes? Try these tips to improve or maintain good health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Schedule a check-up. Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to discuss what screenings and exams you need and when you need them. Protect your skin from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the U.S. Put on broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 before you go outside, even on cloudy or cool days. Find an HIV, STD and Hepatitis testing site near you. Untreated sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can have long-term consequences, such as infertility. Find testing near you to know your status. Take folic acid before and during pregnancy. The B vitamin folic acid can help prevent certain birth defects.HEALTH WATCHRecognize common asthma triggers and other tips[CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]


A A 1 1 2 2 Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Washington County News CLASSIFIEDS Help WantedTree Service in Enterprise, ALSeeking an Experienced T ree Climber Applicant must have at least 6 months of experience as a Tree Climber, a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to and from the shop. Please do not apply unless you meet this criteria. Tree Climber is the only position that we have available at this time. Starting wage is $20.00 per hour or more based on level of experience. Full Time Position. To apply, call or text Chuck Bomhard at (334) 379 2549 or call the office at (334) 347 6119. JOURNEYMAN LINE WORKERSWest Florida Electric cooperative has openings for Journeyman Line Workers in our Graceville, Sneads and Bonifay offices. Salary and benefits, including medical insurance and retirement. These positions are responsible for routine and emergency work in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead electric emergency work in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead electric distribution lines. Must be able to participate in standby rotation and live within 20 miles of the office at which you are assigned. Education: High school diploma, completion of an approved apprenticeship program and possess or obtain within 6 months a valid Class “A” CDL. Applications are available at our Graceville office, 5282 Peanut Road, Graceville, Florida, (850) 263-3231. Applications must be received in the Graceville Office by Monday, April 30, 2018. THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER and a DRUG FREE WORK PLACE. 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 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. 5-3491 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids for the construction of CITY OF VERNON FRDAP SPORTSPLEX PHASE II ADA Parking and sidewalks, will be received by the City of Vernon at City Hall at 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive; Vernon, Florida 32462, until 3:00pm on 5/21/18 and then publicly opened and read aloud. Work of the Project includes, in general, the construction of new ADA parking spaces approximately 24 by 140 feet at the front gate. We will require four (4) handicap parking spots, two on either side of the gate opening, also in front of gate opening tying all four handicapped spaces together. Please pick up plans at the City of Vernon’s City Hall for specification of the size for parking lot and use of ADA paint as well as proper markings. Construction of new sidewalks between the new ADA compliant parking spaces and fields; concrete or asphalt approximately 4 feet wide, 4 inches thick, and 248 feet long, also around the concession building 4 feet wide, 4 inches thick, and 355 feet long, and connecting to 4 existing ramps by tapering them to 10 feet. Total approximation of concrete and/or asphalt is 605 feet. Contractor is responsible for verifying these measurements. Contact Brent Gibson at (850) 258-9492 to see the project at Vernon Sportsplex. All Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the Bidder, Bidder’s license number, address and name of the project. Envelopes containing bids must be delivered to The City of Vernon, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive; Vernon, Florida 32462 and addressed as follows: “Vernon FRDAP Sportsplex Phase II”. All contractors preparing bids shall submit with the bid documents evidence of a current Florida General Contractor’s, evidence of proper registration with the Florida Secretary of State as a foreign corporation, and a Certificate of Good Standing as a Foreign Corporation from the State of Florida Department of Revenue. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality, or to reject any or all bids, and to award the contract to the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder. All bidders shall submit, upon request, a list of projects successfully completed in the last 3 years, having at a minimum the same scope of work and approximate construction cost as specified in this project. All bidders must comply with requirements of the Contractor’s Licensing Law of the State of Florida and be certified for the type of work on which the proposal is submitted. Each bidder must deposit with his bid, security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. The successful bidder will be required to submit 100% performance and payment bonds. All bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order Number 11246 which prohibits discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex or national origin. All bidders must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Davis-Bacon Act, the Anti-Kickback Act and the Contract Work hours Act. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract. This project is financed in part by Florida DEO FRDAP. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Gary Owens, Coun cil President City of Vernon April 14, 21 and 28 and May 5, 2018 4-3492 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE BROCK AUTO & TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/30/2018 08:00am at 707 East Blvd., CHIPLEY, FL 32428, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BROCK AUTO & TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. VIN# 16F62C4R0V1012696 1997 Carrie-Craft Division April 14, 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 Yorkshire Boar 3-Years-Old, approx 385-Pounds. Very tame. Needs home with a large wife. For sale or trade 850-333-6831. Garage/Estate Sale 3572#E Roache Ave. 7:00am-Noon. Sat, April 14th. Multi Family Yard Sale April 12-14, 1280 S. Weeks St. Bonifay, Fl Furniture & Household items, antiques. Hiring Experienced Shingle LayersSerious inquries only Call 850-547-2934 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. 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. 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 Retired Military family looking to do Lawn Maintenance! Call or text James at 850-703-1706 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. 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