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** SUMMER CAMPS AND VBS REGISTRATION UNDERWAY | A7 Volume 96 Number 3 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Local & State ..............A3 Opinion ....................A4 Kids Activities .............A5 Sports........................A8 Faith ........................A9 Classifieds ...............A10 @WCN_HCT ¢ A4Rest in peace to former first lady Barbara BushA9Signs of Faith Saturday, April 21, 2018 Washington County News By Jim Turner News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE Florida voters will be asked this fall to ban greyhound racing, a staple for decades of the states gambling industry.After repeated and heavily lobbied legislative debates in recent years about the future of the greyhound industry, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission on Monday voted 27-10 to put the proposed ban on the November ballot.Locally, the ban could mean economic impact for Washington County should Ebro Greyhound Park and Poker Room in Ebro suffer a loss of revenue from the ban.First opened in 1955, the facility is located on State Road 79 just north of SR 20 and is Washington Countys only gaming venue, as well as one of its largest private employers. Owned and operated by the Hess family since 1967, Ebro Greyhound Park has historically staffed around 225 employees during the summer racing season and has wel-comed as many as 2,000 daily during peak tourism season.President and General Manager Stockton StockyŽ Hess was unavailable for commentat the time ofpress.However, before the mea-sure appears on the ballot, the industry plans to challenge the proposed constitutional amendment in court, said Jack Cory, a lobbyist for the Florida Greyhound Association.Greyhound racing ban approved for ballotThe looming proposed ban on greyhound racing could impact both the future of Ebro Greyhound Park and the local economy in Washington County. [FILE PHOTO] By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY … Voters in the Greenhead precinct will be losing their current polling place later this year as Florida Department of Trans-portation (FDOT) expands Highway 77 into four lanes. Washington County Board of Coun ty Commissioners approved the acceptance of an offer from FDOT for the cur-rent polling place for $46,250 when they met in regular session on April 18.Should the precinct be torn down before election time, voters will go to the Green-head Fire Department to cast their ballots. The fire depart-ment building is also set to be demolished for the expansion project, but it has yet to be determined when that project will begin.When the demolition hap-pens and funds are given to the department for their building, the county and the fire depart-ment will combine funds to construct a new facility on five acres located at Spring Pond Road and Highway 77.That facility would then become the new site for the voting precinct, officials said. The projects will not impact voters access to cast ballots.In other business at the meeting, two new ordinances were approved to be drafted by the commission. Voting precinct to be moved for Hwy 77 expansionBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY Grants will be available to residential proper-ties in the CRA area.The Chipley Redevelopment Agency voted unanimously in favor of offering residential grants up to $1,500 with a 25-percent buy-in by property owners.The grants, if approved by Chipley City Council, would help owners fix-up properties in various ways, including, exterior painting and repairs, hurricane protection and replacing shutters. However, grants will not cover more cosmetic improvements,such aslandscaping, fencing and lightening.The CRA had previously offered the grants, but with little success. Board members are hopeful by revamping it, more people will be interested. The owner buy-in covers in-kind work as well.Were coming back to this to see if we cant make a residential grant viable again,Ž CRA Director Ted Everett said. By raising it to $1,500, I think that may get some interest.ŽThe Chipley CRA District boundary was established in 1985 and includes the historic downtown area and surround-ing residential neighborhoods. Boundary lines run from the intersection of South First Avenue and Peach Street and north along the eastern city limits to an intersection extending along Campbellton Avenue. CRA approves residential grantsStaff ReportCHIPLEY Washington County Board of County Commissioners signed a proc-lamationWednesday to Paint the County Purple.The proclamation of support was in recognition of Relay for Life, a cancer awareness initiative by the American Cancer Society whichalso raises funds for cancer research. Each year in 20 countries across the world, volunteers organize to raise awareness and money in often creative ways. From April 22 to 27, Paint the County Purple week is one such local effort. One county commissioner will wear the bra pictured in the photo as part of the Bros vs. Bras competition on April 27.Relay Coordinator Jody Bush said that Washington and Holmes has raised $41,954.55 so far in the campaign. This years goalis to raise$71,000. With one week left, Relay teams have are still accept-ing funds and conducting fundraisers. See a list of upcoming relay events on A2.County proclaims Paint the County PurplePictured from left: Jody Bush, Chairman Tray Hawkins, Commissioner Todd Abbott, Commissioner Steve Joyner, Commissioner Alan T. Bush and Commissioner Charles Kent.[DIANE M. ROBINSON/THE NEWS] Relay for Life is nearing its $71,000 fundraising goal for the yearSee RACING, A2 See PRECINCT, A2 See CRA, A2


** A2 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Washington County NewsAttorney General Pam Bondi, who has made dog-adoption efforts part of the opening of each state Cabinet meet-ing, called greyhound racing and the treatment of the dogs a black eye on our state.ŽWe all know these dogs end up with broken legs, serious injuries and theyre shipped from track to track until theyre dead or can no longer race at all,Ž said Bondi, who is a member of the Constitution Revi-sion Commission.After the vote, Cory said the proposal was advanced through a misrepresentation of factsŽ and said it will impact 3,000 jobs.ŽCory also disputed Bondis description of how dogs and treated and her claims that dogs would be adopted. Thats why you dont put stuff like this in the Constitution,Ž Cory added. If you make a mistake and misrepresent the facts, you can come back and fix it. You cant fix a constitutional amendment without extraordinary measures.ŽCommissioner Chris Smith, a former state senator from Fort Lauderdale who voted against the proposal, argued the measure should remain an issue for the Legislature, equating the proposal to a 2002 amendment that put the treatment of pregnant pigs into the Constitution.Were adding more and more and more things to this ballot and at some point, weve got to say we have a Legislature for a reason,Ž Smith said.The 37-member com-mission approved a series of proposed amendments Monday that will go on the Nov. 6 ballot. The measures will need approval from 60 percent of voters to pass.If the greyhound-rac-ing proposal is approved, the measure would phase out racing by 2020.Bondi noted that of the 18 greyhound tracks in the nation, 12 are in Florida.The measure would allow people to continue to bet at pari-mutuel facilities on greyhound races simulcast from other states.State Sen. Tom Lee, a Thonotosassa Republican who sponsored the proposal, said allowing betting on races from elsewhere was needed for the measure to advance.If you eliminate the simulcasting ability, you impair the revenue stream for these organizations, it creates an economic hardship for them, and the house of cards comes down,Ž Lee said.During past legislative debates about curbing greyhound racing, representatives of breeders and owners have argued, in part, that such moves would lead to job losses.Commissioner Arthe-nia Joyner, a former state senator from Tampa who also voted against the proposal, said more effort is needed from state lawmakers to ensure people dont lose their ability to make a living.I dont want to deny or take away a persons right to earn a living, when there is a solution, short of putting it in the Constitution,Ž Joyner said.However, Commissioner Don Gaetz, said the problem is that state lawmakers have been unable to act on various issues about greyhound racing.Weve tried to get bills passed on injury report-ing. Weve tried to get bills passed on doping,Ž said Gaetz, a former state Senate president from Niceville. And every time we have, there are fine and good people in this industry, but the mass of the industry has come forward with their lobbyists to do everything they could to stop them from reforming themselves and the stop the reasonable regulation of the industry.Ž The News staff contributed to this report. RACINGFrom Page A1The first is set to allow automatic renewal for senior citizens for their homestead exemption classification. As it currently stands, seniors would have to send in their income verification every year; the new ordinance would allow for automatic renewal of their income verification.The second ordinance pertains to the Florida Building Code which has to be renewed on record every three years. While the county is in compliance with the current code standards, this will allow an auto-matic renewal rather than coming before the board with every new update that comes down from the state.Both ordinances are expected to gain final approval at the next regu-lar session meeting. Commissioners approved the reappointments of Roger Dale Hagan, Al Keown and David Morris to the Washington County Planning Commission.In other items, County Engineer Cliff Knauer gave the board updates on various projects going on within the county.The paving project on Orange Hill Highway will be adding two cross drains in two different locations to the scope of work. Construction is set to begin mid-May on the last portion of the road to be paved. The resurfacing of Cope Road project is 60 percent done with plans for the design of the road. Construction is expected to begin next year.Final paperwork for the resurfacing project on Bonnet Pond Road has been sent to FDOT for final approval according to Knauer.The commission approved the Clerk of Court to pay vouchers for March totaling $2,244359.59.Washington County Board of County Commissioners will meet again in regular session at 9 a.m. on April 26. PRECINCTFrom Page A1 The District encompasses approximately 429.73 acres, including tracts along Railroad Avenue, Wells Avenue, and Coleman Avenue. Landmarks located within the CRA District include the Washington County Historical Museum, for-merly an intercity railroad station, the Washington County Courthouse, Gilmore Park, and the Spanish Trail Playhouse.Also at the meeting, Everett discussed some additional repairs being done on the alley. He said city workers have discov-eredreasonsfor some of the drainage issues and, in addition to fixing a gutter boot, will install a splash pad to redirect rain water away from business structures.The repairs come just weeks after the completion of the alley way project, which paved and leveled the alley that con-nects the corner parking lot on Highway 90 and 77 to the downtownarea along Railroad Avenue.I think that should be the last of the check list that needs to be done after having the alley way up and running for three or four weeks and having some rain events,Ž Everett said.Everett presented for agency approval another grant that would provide wood and brick restoration on the outside of a business.The CRA voted unanimously in-favor of an estimate for $8,550 for the restoration project. The agency will pay 50-percent of the repair cost estimate.The next CRA meet-ing will be held 3:30 p.m. May 15 at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce building, 672 N. Fifth St. CRAFrom Page A1 Weve tried to get bills passed on injury reporting. Weve tried to get bills passed on doping. And every time we have, there are ne and good people in this industry, but the mass of the industry has come forward with their lobbyists to do everything they could to stop them from reforming themselves and the stop the reasonable regulation of the industry.ŽDon Gaetz Each year, Holmes and Washington Counties partner for Relay for Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Monies raised during the annual event not only funds cancer research, but also helps offset cost such as trans-portation 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: Survivor Sunday HOLMES/WASHING-TON COUNTY … The Washington-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 hun-dred 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 informa-tion or to place bids call 850-638-6285 Washington-Holmes Relay For Life hosts Paint the Counties Purple WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY … Washington-Holmes Relay For Life is encouraging local merchants to participate in a contest from Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 25. Judges will be coming to merchants on Wednesday, April 25 and will be looking for cre-ativity, how much money is in donation buckets, how much purple was used in decorations, uniforms or work attire, cancer information and use of this years Relay For Life theme Game Over, CancerŽ. If planning to participate or for more information contact Monica Rehberg at 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 Giving WASHINGTON/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 shop-ping via the credit card pin pad at each register. If you make a donation, in the amount of your choosing, to Relay For Life, you will receive a coupon that and be redeemed in the store from Sunday, May 6 through Thursday, May 10. For more information call Jody Bush at 850-260-4348RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTSAlso at the meeting, Everett discussed some additional repairs being done on the alley. He said city workers have discoveredreasonsfor some of the drainage issues and, in addition to xing a gutter boot, will install a splash pad to redirect rain water away from business structures.


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 21, 2018 A3 LOCAL AND STATEStaff ReportWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES A Bonifay man who was at-large stemming from a Holmes County Sheriff's Office drug round-up was located and arrested Friday by Washington County deputies.In a joint effort between the county sheriff's offices, Jimmy Phillip Ryals, 38, was taken into custody after being located at the home of Justina Rae Williams, 29, of Douglas Ferry Road in Chipley, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release.When law enforcement arrived at the home, Williams told investigators that Ryals was in a room in the house, the release stated. WSCO deputies immediately arrested Ryal on the outstanding warrant from Holmes County for sale of methamphetamine and an outstanding violation of state probation warrant from Washington County. During the arrest, deputies discovered a bag in his pants pocket which contained two hypodermic needles, two clear bags of methamphet-amine, and a smaller bag that contained two Xanax pills, which is a controlled substance, the release stated. Also, located on the table next to the bed where Ryals was found, was a glass pipe.Ryals was transported to the Washington County Jail where he was also booked on the new charges of possession of a methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance with-out a prescription, and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.Williams was also arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on two counts of possession of a new legend drug without a prescription and possession of marijuana, after investigators located multiple prescription pills and marijuana in the living room, according to the Washington County Sheriffs Office.LEO joint e orts brings suspect at-large into custodyStaff ReportCHIPLEY A registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday following a law enforcement investiga-tioninto allegations of child molestation.According to a news release from Chipley Police Department, 39-yearold Michael W. Phipps, of Chipley, was arrested and booked at Washington County Jail on one count of lewd and lascivious behavior.The arrest came after CPD received a complaint regarding allegations of molestation of a juvenile. Investigators with CPD worked in conjunction with the Department of Children and Families to make the arrest.A Florida Department of Law Enforcement search lists Phipps permanent address at 822 Maple St. in Chipley.Sex o ender arrested for child molestationChipley Housing Authority seeking applicantsChipley Housing Author-ity 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. Applications are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thurs-day in the office located at 1370 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. For more information call 850-638-0134. Tri-County accepting HUD applications Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Washington County Housing Authority (Section 8) Rental Assis-tance Program is currently taking applications on Wednesdays for the wait-ing 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 BRIEFSStaff ReportCHIPLEY A woman with an active warrant who resisted arrest is now behind bars.According to a news release from Washington County Sheriffs Office, 48-yearold Jennifer Lynn Bau was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on resisting an officer without violence, three counts of possession of a controlled sub-stance without a prescription, five counts of possession of a new legend drug, possession of drug parapher-nalia, and an active warrant out of Wash-ington County.After stopping during the traffic stop by a WSCO deputy at the intersection of Corbin Road and Orange Hill Road last Saturday, and being asked to step out of the vehicle to be taken into custody, Bau repeatedly resisted arrest by continuing to remove her arms from the handcuffs, attempting to free herself from the deputys hold, the news release stated.Once Bau was taken into custody, K9 Axil was deployed and alerted to the presence of narcotics at the drivers door, the release stated. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a makeup bag, which held three prescription pill bottles containing eight different types of pills three of which were controlled substances. Also located in the makeup bag was a metal cylinder that contained burnt marijuana, according to the report.Woman resists arrest, gets bookedBau Phipps Williams Ryals


** A4 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ 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 ANOTHER VIEW It shouldnt take children to force adults to get serious about climate change. Sadly that is the situation in Florida, where the governor and other state officials refuse to acknowledge climate change is a major problem „ much less do something about it. Now eight Florida students, ages 10 to 20 years old, are taking matters into their own hands. With backing from a national environmental group, they filed a lawsuit this week against Gov. Rick Scott and other Florida officials for the damage being caused by the politiciansindifference to climate change. The plaintiffs include Alachua County resident Isaac Augspurg, age 12, and Gainesville native Oscar Psychas, who is currently a 20-year-old freshman at Middlebury College in Vermont. Following efforts by the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland to strengthen gun regulations, it is heartening to see young people again taking the initiative to tackle long-term problems affecting their future. A spokesman for Gov. Scott dismissed the lawsuit as political theater,Ž but it is nothing compared with the acting job the governor is doing. After Scott spent much of his two terms as governor weakening environmental regulations and the state agencies charged with enforcing them, he now is pretending to be an environmentalist as he runs for the U.S. Senate. Floridians shouldnt forget that even the term climate changeŽ has been taboo in the Scott administration. The governor has long dodged questions about whether he acknowledges the reality of climate change by saying hes not a scientist,Ž even as a warming planet is contributing to rising sea levels along Floridas coasts. Florida is in the cross-hairs of the most damaging impacts of climate change„such as heat waves, more frequent extreme storms and saltwater intrusion into drinking water sources. While coastal communities such as Miami Beach have been spending hundreds of millions of dollars to address increased flooding, much of the state is woefully unprepared. Florida also isfailing to curb the carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other sources that contribute to climate change. It is one of 20 states that lack a renewable portfolio standard requiring its utilities to increase their use of renewable energy. While Florida has been making some overdue advances in solar energy use in recent years, the Sunshine State is still behind many cloudier parts of the country in solar installations. The students lawsuit charges that Florida officials are violating the students rights and failing to meet their duty under the state constitution to protect Floridas natural resources. It calls for the courts to order state officials to prepare and implement a plan to phase out fossil-fuel use and draw down excess atmospheric carbon dioxide through forest and soil protection. Floridas failure to address climate change, along with federal governments efforts under President Donald Trump to reverse progress on cutting carbon emissions, will cost our state dearly. It is only fitting the young people whose lives will be most harmed are using the courts to fight for a better future. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Gainesville Sun, a News Herald sister paper with GateHouse Media.OUR VIEWYoung people ghting for better futureLast month, the United Nations hosted a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) conference in Bonn, Germany. Despite hopes that limiting population growth would be the UN's centerpiece topic, concerned attendees came away disappointed, with the impression that political correctness ruled the day, and that feel-gooders rather than do-gooders dominated the agenda. The conference offered not a single population or biodiversity session, even though non-human life plays a crucial role in maintaining planetary health. Instead, the conference focused on "leaving no one behind" despite ecological limits and realities. International migration, which is gripping Europe and the United States, was conveyed as a necessity and an unmitigated good. When a realist in the audience asked how it would be possible that some would not inevitably be left behind when the planet adds 80 million people annually to its existing 7.6 billion, the moderator dismissed his question as too negative. One overall UN theme was contradictory: "think globally, but act locally." The U.S., while it may or may not be prepared to think globally, has an immigration policy that ruins any chance at positive local action toward sustainability. The Census Bureau provides an instructive mathematical breakdown on population growth's components. The current U.S. population is 327 million; one birth occurs every eight seconds, and one net international migrant arrives every 28 seconds, but deaths offset the increases by only one every 11 seconds. The result is that each day the U.S population has a net gain of one person every 14 seconds. The Pew Research Center projected that by middecade the population will increase to more than 441 million, driven by immigration. The same researchers concluded that if immigration were cut in half, population would grow by 70 million; if eliminated, 31 million. U.S. growth is the direct consequence of Congress' unwillingness to consider immigration's long-term effects on the nation's population, a failure that's repeated itself for 53 years. Republicans and Democrats are equally culpable. During the Senate hearing about the effect the 1965 Immigration Act might have on population, New York Sen. Robert Kennedy, responding to North Carolina Sen. Sam Ervin's questions, acknowledged that the legislation would eventually double U.S. population, and that mass immigration to America couldn't and wouldn't solve global overpopulation. Senators Ervin and Kennedy were right in their analysis, but wrong in their votes to pass the legislation. Both sides of the aisle overwhelmingly voted for the 1965 Immigration Act. Since the Immigration Act's passage and through 2015, with new immigrants, their children and grandchildren, 72 million people were added to the U.S., which accounted for 55 percent of the nation's population growth. The modern immigration wave vastly exceeds previous migration flows: between 1840 and 1889, 14.3 million immigrants came to the U.S., and between 1890 and 1919, an addition al 18.2 million arrived. Continued growth, the path that the U.S. travels today, will not have a happy ending. And even if it were survivable, indefinite growth is highly undesirable. Demands on infrastructure  ' transportation, water, schools and housing  ' have already reached or passed the breaking point in some parts of the U.S., most notably in the American Southwest. During the 1960s and 1970s when Congress debated the Immigration Act, the U.S. population was 189 million and 213 million, respectively. Yet, no one argued then that America was too small or too economically weak. Despite overwhelming statistical and irrefutable evidence that the U.S. is on a population collision course, immigrationinduced increases remain, to the bewilderment of most Americans, verboten in Congress.On Earth Day, Congress Whistling Past the Graveyard J o e G u z z a r d i Joe Guzzardi SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM


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** A6 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Washington County News DATELINESWASHINGTON NEW YORKTrumps personal attorney drops a pair of libel suitsPresident Donald Trumps personal attorney dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS amid the stir caused by an FBI search of the lawyers files.Michael Cohen had sued in New York City over publication of the unverified dossier detailing alleged ties between Trump and Russia. He dropped the suits late Wednesday amid a separate legal battle over the seizure of documents and electronic files from his home, office and hotel room last week in a federal investigation of possible financial fraud.The dossier claims that Cohen met with Russian operatives in Europe for a meeting to clean up the messŽ over disclosures.WASHINGTONFired FBI deputy chief faces criminal referralThe Justice Departments inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, his lawyer said Thursday.The referral to the U.S. attorneys office for the Dis-trict of Columbia does not mean McCabe will ever be charged, but it does raise the prospect that the longtime law enforcement official could face a criminal investigation into whether he illegally misled officials about his authorization of a news media disclosure. McCabes lawyer, Michael Bromwich, said the standard for an inspector general refer-ral is very low and he expected McCabe to avoid prosecution.WASHINGTONEPA watchdog opens latest probe into Pruitt securityThe internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency has launched yet another investigation of travel and security spending involving embattled administrator Scott Pruitt.EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins wrote in a letter that his office will review spending by Pruitts full-time security detail at times when he wasnt traveling for any official purpose. The review was requested by Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, who raised concerns about EPA security spending during a family vacation in which Pruitt went to Disney-land and attended a football game at the Rose Bowl.MOSCOWRussia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan Russias top military offi-cer has met with his NATO counterpart, the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance have sunk to postCold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis.Russias Defense Ministry said the chief of the militarys General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, met Thursday in Azerbaijans capital, Baku, with U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, NATOs top military officer. The ministry said the mili-tary chiefs discussed Russian and NATO military activi-ties in Europe and measures to improve trust and avoid incidents. They also exchanged views on Syria.SANAA, YEMENAt least 25 killed in battle for southwest Yemeni provinceFighting between Yemeni pro-government forces and Shiite Houthi rebels has killed at least 25 people since Tuesday in the southwestern province of Taiz, Yemeni security offi-cials said Thursday.Yemen has been embroiled in a war between the Iranbacked Houthis and the internationally recognized government, which is allied with a Saudi-led military coalition, since March 2015. The coalition aims to restore the government of self-exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.Pro-government forces also seized control of sev-eral villages in the Qabbaytah districts, the officials said. The Associated PressIn this Nov. 20, 2016, photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump, right, and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani pose for photographs in Bedminster, N.J. Giuliani is joining the legal team defending the president in the special counsels Russia investigation, a Trump attorney said Thursday. With the addition of Giuliani, Trump gains an experienced litigator and former U.S. attorney in Manhattan. [CAROLYN KASTER/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]SYRACUSE, N.Y.The Theta Tau fraternity house is seen Wednesday in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud announced Thursday the fraternity was suspended over videos with racist, sexist content. Syverud described the video involving members of Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity, as racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, sexist and hostile to people with disabilities. [JULIE MCMAHON/THE SYRACUSE NEWSPAPERS VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPPalestinian protesters set up tents at the Gaza Strips border with Israel. Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more bloodshed. The protests, largely led by Gazas Hamas rulers, began March 30. Organizers said theyll gradually move the camps toward the fence until May 15. [KHALIL HAMRA/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Robert BurnsThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ The drama of U.S. and allied missile strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.The U.S. has 2,000 troops in Syria assisting local Arab and Kurdish fighters against IS, even as President Donald Trump resists deeper U.S. involvement and is eager to withdraw completely in coming months. Trump wants other peopleŽ to deal with Syria, whose civil war has spawned the greatest humani-tarian crisis since World War II in terms of refugees.Its unclear whether Trump will go ahead with a total U.S. withdrawal while IS retains even a small presence in Syria.Since January, when Trump asserted in his State of the Union address that very close to 100 percentŽ of IS territory in Syria and Iraq had been liberated, progress toward extinguishing the extremists caliphate, or self-proclaimed state, has ground to a halt and shows no sign of restarting. U.S. warplanes continue to periodically bomb remaining pockets of IS in eastern Syria, but ground operations by U.S. partner forces have slowed.Weve halted forward progress and are essentially attempting to avoid losing territory weve gained to date,Ž said Jennifer Cafarella, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. She sees two potential solutions: send additional U.S. combat power to eastern Syria to take on IS more directly, or resolve a dip-lomatic dispute with Turkey that has largely sidelined the main U.S. military partner in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces. Now that Trump has upped the ante by attacking Syria directly for the second time in just over a year, Cafarella said in an interview this week, it is possible that Syria and its two main international supporters „ Russia and Iran „ will retaliate militarily against American forces and their Kurdish and Arab partners in eastern Syria in an attempt to compel an Ameri-can withdrawal by raising the cost of continu ed American involvement.ŽThe U.S. began bombing IS in Syria in September 2014 and deployed an initial contingent of 50 special operations troops in the country the following year. The anti-IS campaign gained momentum in 2016 and made its biggest gains during Trumps first year in office.A spokesman for the U.S.led military coalition against IS refused this week to say how many IS fighters remain. Col. Ryan Dillon said they are holed up mainly in two places in east-ern Syria. He said they are in and around the town of Hajin on the Euphrates River north of Bukamal and in Dashisha near the city of Deir el-Zour. They are containedŽ in these areas, he asserted, suggesting they are not in immediate danger of being ousted.Of concern, Dillon said, are indications that IS is stepping up successful attacks against pro-government fighters else-where in Syria.The Trump administration has been saying in recent months that 98 percent of IS territory has been liberated, suggesting the campaign was close to final victory, although on April 3 the Army general overseeing the campaign, Joseph Votel, put it differently, saying well over 90 percentŽ of the caliphate had been retaken.The situation continues to become more and more com-plex,Ž Votel said, alluding in part to the effects of a Turk-ish incursion into the town of Afrin in northwestern Syria.The Afrin operation was part of a Turkish plan to drive the main Syrian Kurdish mili-tia, known as the YPG, away from the Turkish border area. Turkey considers the YPG a threat to its national security and an extension of Kurdish insurgents inside Turkey. But the YPG also is Americas main partner in Syria; it forms the backbone of the Syrian Demo-cratic Forces, or SDF. Turkeys advance on Afrin prompted the SDF to shift from fighting IS to confronting Turkey in Afrin.The result: We are no longer in an offensive effort on the ground against them (Islamic State),Ž Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters March 27.Even so, eliminating IS in Syria remains the goal, he said after Trump announced the missile strikes to punish the Syrian government for its alleged chemical weapons use.The barrage of 105 mi ssiles launched by the United States, Britain and France last week to destroy elements of Syrias chemical weapons arsenal was designed to deter President Bashar Assad from repeat-ing his alleged use of chlorine gas and perhaps nerve gas on civilians in a Damascus suburb. It was unrelated to the IS problem, except in the sense that it highlighted the jumble of actors involved and the absence of a broad U.S. strategy.Sen. John McCain, one of the Congress most vocal advocates for a fuller U.S. role in Syria, praised Trump for the missile strikes. But he also said the president needs to look beyond defeating IS and stopping further chemical weapons use by Assad to tackle the bigger challenge of regional conflict.Airstrikes disconnected from a broader strategy may be necessary, but they alone will not achieve U.S. objectives in the Middle East,Ž he said.US in holding pattern after Syria strikesIn this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, conducts combat airlift operations for U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria. [U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO BY TECH. SGT GREGORY BROOK] NATION & WORLD


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 21, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYIf you would like to see your summer camp or Vacation Bible School on this list email them to news@ UF/IFAS Extension Washington County 4-HWASHINGTON COUNTY „ The 4-H group in Wash-ington County has a number of programs open for registration.The 4-H Camp Timpoochee is a five-day adventure at on the Choctawhatchee Bay, to be held June 18-22. Camp activities will include sport fishing, creative dramatics, outdoor skills, marine explorations, mad science 101, kayaking, snorkeling, archery and crafts along with camp fires and camp songs, a news release from UF/IFAS Extension Washington County stated. The camp is for ages 8 to 13 years old and offers community service hours to counselors who must be between ages 14-18.Another program, Wonders of the Insect WorldŽ day camp is an explo-ration of the insect world around humans. Youth will learn about insects and how to make an insect collection. This program is for ages 8-18 and will be held July 17-19.There will be a STEM ChallengeŽ program to give youth the experience of engi-neers and scientists working to solve real-world problems and to compete in a challenge on the final day. This program is for ages 8-18 and will be held July 25-27.For more information and registration instructions, visit the UF/IFAS Extension Washington County website: or call/email the 4-H Agent, Julie Pigott Dillard, at 850-638-6180/ Florida Sheri s Youth Ranch to host summer campINGLIS „ Summer is just around the corner, and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, Inc. is offering a free summer camp featuring numerous recreational activi-ties. The camp is designed for children ages 10 to 15. Camp will be held Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29, be held at Caruth Camp in Inglis (Levy County). Caruth Camp will feature activities such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming, archery, and other outdoor recreation. The camp also offers free transportation through a designated pick up and drop off location in the Panhandle, to be announced later. FSYR does require an application, and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To apply for camp, visit or call Caruth Camp at 352-447-2259. BCF to host Elevate Worship Arts CampGRACEVILLE … Baptist College of Florida will host Elevate Worship Arts Camp Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 at the college. The camp is designed for students who have completed sixth through the 12th grade. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. Classes will also be offered in drama, sign language and illusion. Students will have the opportunities to participate in bible studies, youth-oriented worship ser-vices, devotional time as well as recreation opportunities each day as well as a trip or two to local water attractions. Participants will get a glimpse f residential college life as they stay in the dorms and eat in the college dining hall throughout the week. The camp is $200 and includes lodging, meals and all of the activities. BCF is offering an early bird discounted fee of $180 through Thursday, May 31. For more information call 800-328-2660 ext. 427.Summer Camps and Vacation Bible Schools Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ Two are garden clubs teamed up to visit a renowned panhandle garden.Members of the Chipley and Wausau Garden Clubs visited Charlie and Carol Johnston at their Dellwood Amaryllis Flower Gardens in Greenwood, Fla. Wednesday, April 11. Charlie Johnston, also known as, The Amaryllis Man has been growing and marketing amaryllis bulbs for years. His collection features over seventy varieties of the beautiful bulb covering the gambit from the traditional bright red to pink stripes and even lemon yellow. His fields contain over 200,000 bulbs which he ships all over the world.At a regular business meet-ing, Club President Debbie Mitchell spoke about the upcoming Florida Federa-tion of Garden Clubs Annual Convention and the District II Spring Meeting. She also announced that tickets are still available for the English Tea event featuring Harvey Cotten Saturday, April 21.For more information about any of Chipley Garden Clubs activities, contact President Debbie Mitchell at 638-0536. The next meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May Local garden clubs visit The Amaryllis Man[SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] If you would like a recurring event included in this list, please email the information to news@ MONDAY9:30 a.m.: Car Seat Safety Classes (“ rst Monday of each month); Florida Department of Health Holmes County. For more information, call 850547-8500 ext 248. 9:30 a.m.: Car Seat Safety Classes (third Monday of each month); Florida Department of Health Washington County. For more information, call 850-638-6240, Ext 144. 10 a.m.: Holmes County Council on Aging senior Bingo. For more information, call 850-547-2345. 10 a.m.: Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) exercise. For more information, call Andrea at 850-638-6216 11 a.m.: Holmes County Council on Aging senior lunch. For more information, call 850-547-2345 11:30 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior dining. For reservations, call 638-6216. Donations accepted. 6-7:30 p.m.: Salvation Army Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Program (SADVP) hosts a domestic violence support group at the SADVP Rural Outreach of“ ce. For more information, call Emma or Jess at 415-5999. 8 p.m.: Al-Anon meeting Blessed Trinity Church 8 p.m.: AA meeting Blessed Trinity ChurchTUESDAYWashington County Council on Aging Tuesday Group. For more information, call Kim at 850-638-6216 8-10 a.m.: Church Fellowship Breakfasts at Around the Corner Grill. Breakfast provided. All denominations welcome. 9a.m.: Washington County Community Traf“ c Safety Team Meeting (Third Tuesday of each month) in the WCBOCC conference room. For more information call Renae Rountree at 850638-1314 or Lynne Abel at 850-638-6203 10 a.m.: Holmes County Council on Aging Movie Day. For more information, call 850-547-2345 10 a.m. Home Extension Club Meeting/Luncheon; Hinsons Crossroads Fire Department. 10:30 a.m.: Letter Learners; Washington County Public Library. For more information, call 850-638-1314 11 a.m.: Holmes County Council on Aging senior lunch. For more information, call 850-547-2345COMMUNITY CALENDARIf 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?May8: 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 DayŽ at Schools 17: Recognition of Constitution DayŽ at Schools 24-28: Recognition of Celebrate Freedom WeekŽ 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 CHIPLEYPAPAER.COM See CALENDAR, A9


** A8 Saturday, April 21, 2018 | Washington County NewsBrowns GM Dorsey keeping quiet on what team will do at the top of this years NFL dra By Tom WithersThe Associated PressBEREA, Ohio „ Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. Hes not tipping his hand.You know,Ž Dorsey said, a man once told me: Dont show all your cards at once.ŽDorsey kept things close to the vest „ or in his case, a white-and-orange team sweat shirt „ on Thursday during a mandatory pre-draft news conference in which he sidestepped any questions about which quarterback hes con-sidering with the No. 1 overall pick.For months, Cleveland fans have debated whether the team should select Southern Cals Sam Darnold or Wyomings Josh Allen or UCLAs Josh Rosen or Oklahomas Baker Mayfield.Asked point blank, if he had made up his mind, Dorsey scrambled like a QB being blitzed.You know what?Ž he said. Im a guy of processes. Im a guy of structure. Im a guy of systems and Im a creature of habit. Ive done it for 20-some years. But where we are in the process right now, I think the draft is seven days away. But Im very confident in where we are in the process moving forward.ŽAnd so it went for nearly 30 minutes as Dorsey, who was hired in December to fix a fran-chise mired in losing, offered few clues on what he intends to do with either of his first-round picks. The Browns also own the No. 4 selection.The team is expected to draft a quarterback first, but Dorsey said hes leaving his options „ including a trade „ open and that hes even considered using the first pick on Penn State running back Saquon Bark-ley, considered by some draft experts to be the top overall talent in this years player pool.Why wouldnt I?Ž Dorsey said when asked about Barkley, who dazzled pro per-sonnel at the combine. The guys a really good football player. Absolutely. You cant have enough of them on your team.ŽWhile Barkley is intriguing, quarterback is a priority for the Browns, who are coming off a 0-16 season.Theyve spent three decades in a fruitless search for a long-term answer at the games most important position, and after the previous front office regime passed on the chance to draft either Carson Wentz or Deshaun Watson the past two years, Dorsey has his sights set on getting an elite quarterback now. The Browns have done their due diligence in preparing for the draft. Theyve attended pro days, conducted private workouts and brought Dar-nold, Allen, Rose and Mayfield in for visits to get to know them better.Darnold is believed to be the favorite to wind up in Cleveland. But there has been a growing buzz that Allen has closed the gap, especially after Sports Illustrated cited an unnamed friend of DorseyŽ predicting the Wyoming QB will be picked by the Browns.Dorsey said no one knows his plans.First off, who is friend of Dorsey?Ž he said. Second of all, Im going to tell yall, I go black in this time of year. I mean for a month, I dont listen to radio, I dont watch TV and I dont pick up the newspaper. I kind of sit there. I think scout-ing, when you do that, you see the purity of information. You see the facts, and you see the film without listening to the outside white noise.And thats kind of the way Ive always done it.ŽAll four quarterbacks have positives and negatives. Dar-nold started for two years at one of the nations top pro-grams, but hes been turnover prone; Allen has the strongest arm but accuracy issues; Rosen is the best pure passer but is considered aloof by some; and Mayfield is undersized by pro standards and there are ques-tions about his character.You guys always try to create the narrative of this guy, that hes like something hes not,Ž Dorsey said in defending the Heisman Trophy winner. Just meeting with him, hes a pleasant fella. Hes pretty sharp. Hes fine. I have no problems with him.ŽAnd while Dorsey feels hand size is important for a quarter-back playing in Clevelands inclement weather, there are other measurements hell consider. The only thing I really care about is do guys win?Ž Dorsey said. Does he have accuracy? Does he have a strong arm? Can he throw the ball in the red zone in tight windows? Can he drive the ball? At the end of the game, does he win? How do they play the game of football? And then are they good people? Do they love the game of foot-ball? Will their teammates like them?Thats kind of how I look at things.Ž SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFNotre Dame, Alabama set to meet in 2028, 2029Iconic football programs Alabama and Notre Dame will meet in a pair of season openers, starting in a decade.The schools announced Thursday that theyll open the 2028 season in South Bend and 2029 in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish have met seven times, including Alabamas 42-14 win in the BCS championship game to end the 2012 season.Notre Dame holds a 5-2 advantage in the head-to-head matchups.LONDONLondon Marathon is expecting record heatLondon Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider dressing up in fancy costumes because Sundays race is set to be the warmest on record.Forecasts indicate sunshine and a tempera-ture of 23 degrees Celsius (74 F), beating the previ-ous high of 22.2 in 2007.Extra water, ice, showers and medical stations will be available to runners throughout the 26.2-mile course.KETCHUM, IDAHOFire damages lodge at Sun Valley ski resortA raging fire at a base lodge at Idahos famed Sun Valley Resort ski area heavily damaged the building just days after the ski season ended, officials said Thursday.Flames were shoot-ing 30 feet from the roof of the resorts Warm Springs Lodge when police arrived at the scene Wednesday night and the fire was still burning Thursday after-noon, officials said. There were no reports of injuries. The resort held its final day of skiing last Sunday.No damage estimate was immediately available but it was difficult for firefighters to put out the fire because it got into a space between the buildings ceiling and roof, said Will Fruehling, chief deputy of the Blaine County sheriffs office.Im not a building expert, but when big portions of the roof are burned or gone or collapsed, I would find it hard to believe that its salvageable,Ž he said.No employees were inside the building that had been closed for the season and there were no reports of injuries, said Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk.Damage was estimated at more than $1 million, said Neil Bradshaw, the mayor of the town of Ketchum where the resort is located. He said an investigation into the cause will be conducted by the Ketchum Fire Department, Idaho State Fire Marshal Knute Sandahl, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire-arms and Explosives. The ski area closed for the season last Sunday.It wasnt yet known if sprinklers inside the lodge had activated, Bradshaw said. The Associated PressSAN ANTONIO „ LeBron James fought back tears. Former Pres-ident Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sag-ers daughter tweeted that she was just sickŽ over the news.Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-old wife, Erin, died Wednesday after a long battle with a respiratory problem.Spurs star Manu Ginobili says the team is devastated, we are all hurting.Ž But the play-ers will go out there and competeŽ and respect Popovichs philosophy of playing with fireŽ and determination.ŽAdded San Antonios Tony Parker: It puts everything in perspec-tive. Its way bigger than basketball.ŽThe Spurs trail the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the first round, with the playoff series shifting to San Antonio on Thursday night. The 69-year-old coach ran practice Wednesday but will not be on the sideline for Game 3. Assistant Ettore Messina will coach the team.Clinton reached out on Twitter to the coach and his daughters: I join the NBA family and countless fans across the country who are think-ing of you, Jill, and Micky tonight as you mourn the loss of your Erin.ŽThe Spurs asked the media to respect the familys privacy. General manager RC Buford said at Thursdays shootaround he spoke to Popovich, who is overwhelmed by the supportŽ but wants our focus to be about the game today.ŽErin and Gregg were best friends who were together for 40 years, and Erins impact and influence on our orga-nization, on our families, on our players and their families will be felt for years to come,Ž Buford said.Popovich has been a mentor to countless players and coaches, never afraid to speak out on social issues or rebuff a wayward ques-tion from a reporter. His humor is sharp, and just the other day he was the one in the film room who shouted Go Warriors!ŽWarriors coach Steve Kerr, one of those men-tored by Popovich, declined to talk at prac-tice, a rarity for him. Warriors star Stephen Curry tweeted that he is lifting up prayersŽ for the coach and his family.Ginobili had to contain tears at the shootaround.We all know the type of guy Pop is,Ž he said. Not many people know the type of gal that Erin was. Its painful and having to go through this is always tough. There is never a good time.ŽNBA mourns death of Popovichs wife, Erin Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey answers questions about the draft during a news conference Thursday at the teams training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. Dorsey wont say which direction the Browns are planning to go in the NFL draft. [TONY DEJAK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Plans under wrapsSouthern California quarterback Sam Darnold is a top prospect in the upcoming NFL draft. He is one of the options available to the Cleveland Browns. [JAE C. HONG/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]Im a guy of processes. Im a guy of structure. Im a guy of systems and Im a creature of habit. Ive done it for 20-some years. But where we are in the process right now, I think the draft is seven days away. But Im very con dent in where we are in the process moving forward.ŽBrowns general manager John Dorsey


** Washington County News | Saturday, April 21, 2018 A9 FAITHTo paraphrase Erma Bombeck, think of all the women on the Titanic, who, on that fateful night, said no to dessert. OK, so we may not be on the Titanic. But sometimes life can make us feel like we are sinking, whether its under the weight of stress, work demands, family issues, medical problems or difficult people. Its easy in these times of crisis to forget dessert. To put it another way, its easy to postpone joy. We often think: Ill get to it. Ill do it later. Ill be happy when X, Y or Z happens.Ž But as we defer happiness, time keeps ticking. Suddenly, we realize that years we can never get back have passed by while we were waiting for the right time. None of us have the luxury of putting off anything, especially joy! As the book of Proverbs tells us, Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.Ž Lets take a moment to consider three strategies that can help us embrace rather than postpone joy. Since memory is not my forte, Ill frame them as an acronym: N-O-W.N: Never ignore an opportunity to laugh! Its the most important healing tool we have. Sadly, thanks to low self-esteem or high selfdoubt, some of us dont believe we deserve to be happy. So, we bury our smiles and delay our joy. Newsflash: We deserve joy! We deserve to be happy. As Jesus taught, I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!Ž (John 15:11). We deserve happiness. And not only do we deserve it, when we claim our joy, we help others claim theirs too. As Louis Armstrong sang: When you smilin, when you smilinThe whole world smiles with you. Yes, when you laughin oh when you laughinThe sun comes shinin through.Ž O: Observe. Many times, we opt for anger or resentment instead of joy. But if we take a moment to observe the situation were in a little closer, we may choose differently. The next time someone says something that makes you mad, ask yourself whether it was out of malice or ignorance? If it was malice, then walk away and protect your joy. If it was simple ignorance, then laugh at the mistake, correct the person if necessary, and go on your way. Either way, you will have chosen joy. W: Wallow in gratitude. No matter where we find ourselves in life, there are things for which we should be grateful, even if its just opening our eyes in the morning. One of the best ways to remember our blessings is to start our day with a prayer of gratitude. The actor Denzel Washington once suggested a great way to ensure that prayer happens. He explained that you should put your shoes way under the bed at night because then, youve got to get down on your knees each morning to find them. Years ago, a woman in our congregation adopted a dog from the local shelter. It was a cute collie/retriever mix that was within days of being euthanized. After the paperwork was done, she took him home and immediately named him Just-in,Ž for just-in-time. Just-ins story is our story, too. Maybe you feel stuck in a dead-end job. Maybe youve let your relationship fizzle out. Maybe you feel your dreams have faded or your sense of joy has disappeared. Many of us are walking this earth physically alive but dead of spirit, operating at the level of our social security number „ existing, rather than living. But time is ticking ... as the words from the Jewish Talmud warn, when we are called to our maker, we will each be held responsible for all the opportunities for joy that we ignored.Ž The time to be happy is now. The time to make positive changes for a better life is now. Grab lifes desserts! Laugh! And wallow in your opportunities for joy ... before its too late.Dont postpone joyWashington 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!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 Eastside Baptist Church, 3385 Roche Ave. reads, Gods will, Gods way, Gods time.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.Send in your faith organizations sign of faithA sign of faith at Eastside Baptist Church, 3385 Roche Ave. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] If you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: 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. Red Hill Methodist to host mission supperBONIFAY … Red Hill United Methodist Church will host a mission supper Friday, April 27. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. The menu will consist of fried cat-fish fillets, smoked chicken, baked beans, cheese grits, coleslaw, hushpuppies and dessert. Plates are dine in or carry out. All proceeds go to local missions. For more information call Linda Yarbrough after 6 p.m. at 334-684-3106. Sunny Hills Chapel to host The Jenkins FamilySUNNY HILLS … Sunny Hills Chapel will hold a musical concert featuring The Jenkins Family and celebrate pastor appreciation at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29. Lunch will be served. The church is located three miles south of Wausau on Highway 77. For more information call 850-548-5649. Orange Hill Missionary to host Nugulf Coast Youth ChoirCHIPLEY „ Deacon Michael Grady and the Nugulf Coast Youth Choir will be in concert at Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, April29. 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 information 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 850-8364466 before Wednesday, April 25. First Presbyterian to host Randall Franks in concertCHIPLEY … The First Pres-byterian Church will host Randall Franks in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Ran-dall is known for his role from the In The Heat of The Night television series. Tickets are $10 each. All proceeds will go to the church renovation and the special projects fund. The church is located at 658 Fifth Street in Chipley. For more information or to purchase tickets call the church at 850-638-1629 or Barbara Russell at 850-960-1347. New Bethany to hold Homecoming servicesVERNON … New Bethany Assembly of God Church will hold Homecoming ser-vices at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6. Special music will be by Four Calvary. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m. The church is located at Hinsons Cross-roads. For more information call Brother Leon Jenkins at 850-779-3003.FAITH EVENTS S u s a n S p a r k s Susan Sparks Send in your faith organizations sign of faith 11:30 a.m.: Washington Council on Aging (Chipley) senior dining; For reservations, call 638-6216. Donations accepted. Noon: Chipley Kiwanis Club meeting. 12:30 p.m.: Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) Tuesday Group. For more information call Andrea at 638-6216 5:30 p.m.: Chemical Addiction Recovery Effort group; Caryville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, For more information, call 850-326-0886. 6:10 p.m.: BINGO at St. Joseph Catholic Church; Games start at 6:10 p.m. For more information, call Peg Russ at 638-7654 or 638-7654. 7 p.m.: A Drop of FaithŽ Narcotics Anonymous meeting; Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. WEDNESDAY 10 a.m.: Holmes Council on Aging Games and Activities. For more information, call 850-547-2345 10 a.m.: The Vernon Historical Society Museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. 10 a.m.: Washington County Council on Aging (Chipley) exercise. For more information, call Andrea at 850-638-6216 10 a.m. to noon: Holmes County Healthy Start Safe Beds Make Safe Babies SIDS class (fourth Wednesday of each month) at Florida Department of Health in Bonifay. For more information call 850-547-8500 EXT 248. 10 a.m. to noon: Washington County Healthy Start Safe Beds Make Safe Babies SIDS class (fourth Wednesday of each month) at Florida Department of Health in Chipley. For more information call 850-638-6240 ext 144 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Holmes County Healthy Start Parenting 101 classes (“ rst, second and third Wednesday of each month) at Florida Department of Health in Bonifay CALENDARFrom Page A7


A A 1 1 0 0 Saturday, April 21, 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. is accepting applications for:Social Services DirectorPosition Requirements Must possess, as a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in social work or a bachelor’s degree in a human services field including, but not limited to, sociology, gerontology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology; and one (1) year of supervised social work experience in a health care setting working directly with individuals. Applications may be obtained from Marianna Health & Rehabilitation Center or online at www 4295 5 th Avenue Marianna, FL 32446 (850) 482-8091 We offer the Florida State Retirement System and 100% Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance 3-3502 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 18-49 CP In Re: The Estate of PHILLIP WALLER, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PHILLIP WALLER, deceased, whose date of death was September 23, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is is 1293 W Jackson Ave # 100, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 21, 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: LYNDA WALLER April 21 and 28, 2018 3-3501 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION In Re: Estate of THOMAS WAYNE DOBBS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS DOBBS, deceased, whose date of death was February 28, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 W Jackson Ave # 100, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 21, 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: HUNTER DOBBS April 21 and 28, 2018 3-3503 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 18-11CP In Re: The Estate of TINA HOLLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of TINA HOLLEY, deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is is 1293 W Jackson Ave # 100, Chipley, FL 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 21, 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: YVETTE HOLLEY April 21 and 28, 2018 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 4-3500 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS TOWN OF CARYVILLE RFP 18-04 Sealed bids for the construction of TANK REPAINTING will be received by Town of Caryville, Florida at the Town Hall until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, and then at said location publicly opened and read aloud. The RFP number must be on the outside of the envelope. The work generally consists of repainting the interior and exterior of a 75,000 gallon elevated storage tank; and making necessary repairs and improvements to the tank. Specifications for the project may be examined at the office of Southern Engineering Solutions, Inc., 201 East Troy Street, Andalusia, Alabama, and at the Caryville Town Hall, 4436 Old Spanish Trail; Caryville, Florida. To be eligible for consideration, bids must be submitted on complete proposals made available by the Owner. Complete digital project bidding documents are available upon an online payment of a non-refundable fee of $40.00 by visiting our website and clicking the “Currently Bidding” link at the top of the page. A free one-time membership registration with Quest CDN will be required. Please contact at 952-233-1632 or if you require assistance in registration, downloading, or working with this digital project information. Optional complete paper bid documents are available at Southern Engineering Solutions, Inc.; P O Box 610; 201 East Troy Street; Andalusia, Alabama 36420, upon payment of a refundable (if plans are returned in reusable condition within 10 days of bid opening) deposit of $80.00. Bid documents will be mailed only upon receipt of deposit. If paper option is chosen, checks shall be made payable to Southern Engineering Solutions, Inc. No paper bid documents will be distributed later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled opening of bids. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities. Each bidder must submit 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 a 100% performance bond and a 50% payment bond. All bidders must comply with the requirements of the Contractor’s Licensing Law of the State of Florida and be certified for the type of work for which a proposal is submitted. The submission of the Bidders’ current State of Florida license number will be required before his/her bid will be received or considered. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 30 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Millard French Council Chairman Town of Caryville Caryville, Florida April 21 and 28, 2018 Reliable Child Care Contact Mrs. Wanda (850) 638-8983 FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION CLARK’S AUCTION 8:30 AM CST SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018 2987 HWY 69N GRAND RIDGE FL 32442 NOW TAKING CONSIGNMENT!! 10% BUYER PREMIUM WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHECK Find us on: FOR MORE INFORMATION: BRADLEY CLARK 850-718-6510 AU-4628 AB-03450 Yard Sale 1622 Brickyard Rd. West of High School. Saturday, April 21 from 7AM to noon. Toys, Housewares and more. Outdoor work male/female. For details call 850-547-9357. 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. 2/3/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. Do You Need adependable-honestcaring-experienced home health provider or care giver. Then call Theresa 850-326-6054. References upon request. Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.