** RICHMOND: 3 THINGS WE LEARNED | A11 Volume 95 Number 4 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A5 NASCAR ...................A11 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 Classifieds ............B7-B8 @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 Â¢ chipleypaper.com Washington County A6See whatÂs in-store in the final week of Relay for LifeB6Health tips: Take control of your health Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Staff ReportVERNON Â„ An area native was recently sworn in as the Assistant State Attorney.Vernon High School class of 2009 graduate Benjamin Keown will stay local as he serves in his new position in the Holmes County Office for the Florida State AttorneyÂs Office of the 14th Judicial Circuit, where he will be over misdemeanors and juvenile crimes.Keown was sworn in by State Attorney Glenn Hess on April 18.Keown earned a Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences in 2012 from Florida State University and a Masters of Sciences in Environmental Keown sworn in as Asst. State AttorneyStaff ReportGREENHEAD Â„ An strong odor of one drug led to the discovery of another and the arrest of one man during a routine traffic stop last week.In the traffic stop on State Road 77 in Greenhead, a Washington County SheriffÂs Office deputy arrested 38-year-old Gabino Lopez for possession of marijuana, methamphet-amine and drug paraphernalia, a WCSO news release stated. ÂStrong odorÂ leads to arrestLopez Benjamin Keown was sworn in as Assistant State Attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit by State Attorney Glenn Hess on April 18. [SPECIAL TO WCN/HCT] By Andrew TaylorThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ A bit-terly divided House panel last Wednesday approved new work and job training require-ments for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of fed-eral farm and nutrition policy.The GOP-run Agriculture Committee approved the measure strictly along party lines after a contentious, five-hour hearing in which Democrats blasted the legisla-tion, charging it would toss up to 2 million people off of food stamps and warning that it will never pass Congress.Outside the contentious changes to the Supplemen-tal Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, how-ever, are topics more expected under the moniker ÂFarm Bill.ÂŽU.S. Rep. Neal Dunn of Panama City, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said he made sure North FloridaÂs farmers were taken care of in this cycleÂs bills.ÂFarming is a risky busi-ness,ÂŽ Dunn said in a phone interview Thursday. ÂEvery season, their livelihood is on the line.ÂŽAmong his contributions is the incorporation of DunnÂs Growing American Food Exports Act, which Dunn introduced in March. The bill seeks to standardize agricul-tural exports that are produced with or contain products of genetic engineering Â„ which includes about one-third of all U.S. ag exports.Those products Âface significant regulatory barriers in overseas markets and currently there is no single international standard-setting body to help normalize trade,ÂŽ Dunn said in a March press release. The Exports Act undoes those barriers to promote policies ÂfriendlyÂŽ to trade and innovation.ÂIn North Florida, agricul-ture is vital to the economy, and our farmers are using new technologies to grow food that is more resistant to pests and disease, require less water, and cost families less at the grocery store. Unfortunately, government regulations abroad often lag behind innovation on American farms, which prevents local farmers from selling their abundance to AmericaÂs trading partners,ÂŽ Dunn said in March. ÂRemov-ing these trade barriers and strengthening relations with our global partners will level the playing field for North FloridaÂs agricultural prod-ucts. This legislation is a step in the right direction for improv-ing our export economy and supporting innovation in the agricultural industry.ÂŽThe hard-fought food stamp provisions would tighten existing work requirements Farm bill moves to curb food stamps, renew subsidiesDunn: Work requirements for SNAP not onerousDunn By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON COUNTY Â„ In the wake of a home fire that took two lives last year, Washington County Fire Services is hoping tospread fire education with the help of a smoke house.Washington County Fire Services has applied for a $180,000 American Fire-fighters Grant (AFG) to fund the purchase of the smoke house and a fire extinguisher simulator. The pursuitof the grant comes about a year after the loss of Wausau residents Nicholas Granberry, 16, and his mother, then newly elected Wausau Town Council member Hope Genene Hicks, who were killed in an electrical fire that broke out in their home near Washington Street in downtown Wausau one early Friday morning in January last year.Smoke house to bring awareness to re educationFire Coordinator re ects on re safetyThe smoke house will look similar to this should the county be awarded the grant to purchase it. [SPECIAL TO WCN/HCT] An example of what the smokehouse could look like inside. The trailer is completely customizable and will have the room to hold 12 people at once. See LOPEZ, A5 See KEOWN, A2 See SMOKE, A2 See BILL, A2
** A2 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County NewsBenjamin Keown is sworn in as Assistant State Attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit on April 18. His mother, (center) Michelle Cook, holds the Bible as the swearingin takes place. [SPECIAL TO WCN/HCT] County Fire Coordinator Rick Kerr says fire education has become more of a priority for Washington County since the tragedy. The smoke house, which is set in a trailer, is designed to sim-ulate a structure fire and to teach people what to do and what not to do in case of a fire. The installation would bring programs on fire safety for all levels from pre-K to senior citi-zens, officials said.ÂWhen tragedy strikes in the county and there are students involved, we need to reach out more to all students even kids in high schoolto teach them about a fire in a home and how to escape from a burning struc-ture,ÂŽ Kerr said. Kerr is hopeful that the grant will be approved by county commissioners so thatthe smoke house would be available by the start of school in the fall. Fire Prevention week is in October and the fire edu-cation program would be a beneficial when fire-fighters visit local schools at that time,he said.If approved, the smoke-house would be available free of charge toschools, outreach programs and community events. Fire chiefs will be on hand to instruct those who enter the smoke house.Both Washington and Holmes counties will be able to benefit from the use of the smokehouse.ÂI donÂt feel like we are doing our jobs if we donÂt educate kids on fire safety,ÂŽ Kerr said. ÂThe smokehouse will be avail-able to both Washington and Holmes Counties to educate our students.ÂŽThe smoke housetypi-cally costs around $110,000 and the fire simulator runs around $24,000. With the remaining funds from the $180,000, Kerr hopes to purchase a truck to pull the trailer.ÂOur main goal is to educate our children on the importance of fire safety,ÂŽ he added. SMOKEFrom Page A1 Management in 2017 from BirminghamÂs Sam-ford University, where he also earned a juris doctor-ate that same year from Cumberland School of Law.He also completed the Legal Study Abroad Pro-gram in 2016 at Sidney Sussex College Cambridge University in Cambridge England. His legal work includes experience as a law clerk at Blankenship Jordan PA in Chipley and governmental intern at the U.S. AttorneyÂs Office in Birmingham. KEOWNFrom Page A1 and expand funding for state training programs, though not by enough to cover everybody subject to the new work and training requirements.Agriculture panel chair Michael Conaway said the provisions would offer food stamp beneficiaries Âthe hope of a job and a skill and a better future for themselves and their families.ÂŽAt issue is SNAP, which provides food aid for more than 40 million people, with benefits averaging about $450 a month for a family of four.The food stamp cuts are part of a Âworkforce developmentÂŽ agenda promised by GOP leaders such as Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., though other ele-ments of the agenda have been slow to develop.ÂThe timing is just perfect, given the fact that we have more than five million jobs that are open and available,ÂŽ said Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., who said the GOP provisions would cement Âa pathway to opportunityÂŽ for the poor and Âgive them better access to skills-based education.ÂŽBut Democrats said the provisions would drive up to two million people off of the program, force food stamp recipients to keep up with extensive record keeping rules, and create bulky state bureau-cracies to keep track of it all Â„ while not providing enough money to provide job training to all those who would require it.ÂThis legislation would create giant, untested bureaucracies at the state level. It cuts more than $9 billion in benefits and rolls those savings into state slush funds where they can use the money to operate other aspects of SNAP,ÂŽ said Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, top Democrat on the panel. ÂLet me be clear: this bill, as currently written, kicks people off the SNAP program.ÂŽCurrently, adults 18-59 are required to work part-time or agree to accept a job if theyÂre offered one. Stricter rules apply to able-bodied adults without dependents between the ages of 18 and 49, who are subject to a three-month limit of benefits unless they meet a work requirement of 80 hours per month.Under the new bill, that requirement would be expanded to apply to all work-capable adults, mandating that they either work or participate in work training for 20 hours per week with the exception of seniors, pregnant women, caretakers of children under the age of six, or people with disabilities.Dunn said the work requirements are Ânot onerousÂŽ and that opponents either misunderstand or mischaracterize them. In a statement his office sent Wednesday, Dunn called DemocratsÂ response to the issue Âdisappointing.ÂŽIn addition to food stamps, the measure would renew farm safety-net programs such as subsidies for crop insurance, farm credit, and land BILLFrom Page A1 See BILL, A5
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A3
** A4 Wednesday, April 25, 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 BareÂ“ eld nbareÂ“ email@example.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick firstname.lastname@example.org, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: email@example.com ClassiÂ“ ed: 850-638-0212, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 veriÂ“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. BareÂ“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett South Korean leaders have indicated they want to discuss with their communist counterparts a formal peace treaty to the war that ended in a stalemate 65 years ago. By some estimates nearly 3 million soldiers and civilians were killed in Korea before a truce was engineered in July 1953. The pact stopped the fighting but didnÂt necessarily translate to peace. Violent, low-grade hostilities over the subsequent years robbed dozens and dozens of soldiers and civilians of their lives. Those deaths would include two American Army officers killed by Northern troops in August 1976. LetÂs hope the respective leaders Â„ South KoreaÂs President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un Â„ are able to stride closer toward a formal peace treaty when they meet. Some issues must be cleared up first. South Korea was not a signatory to the truce. So, other combatants Â„ primarily the U.S. and China Â„ must assent before it could take effect. Some sticky points that need resolution include the presence of 28,000 U.S. troops in South Korea and North KoreaÂs nuclear weapons program. But as post-Cold War history has taught us, the iron grip of communist leaders begins to weaken once these nations are exposed to the wider world. We can only hope that an official declaration of peace on the Korean Peninsula will hasten the arrival of that moment. That said, we see one other reason why this treaty is important. Since the end of World War II, U.S. troops have been involved in multiple wars and Âpolice actionsÂŽ of various lengths and intensity. But Korea always seems less appreciated, or at least not as recognized, as the others. In just three years nearly 34,000 American soldiers died in combat in Korea, while another 103,000 were wounded. The death toll there was more than half that of Vietnam, even though Vietnam lasted three times as long. Thus, while appreciating the valor of all our fighting men and women in the years since, the sacrifice of American troops in Korea stands out. ThatÂs because their achievement held. South Korea has blossomed into a peaceful, prosperous powerhouse, despite the intimidating presence of its northern neighbor, because we fought with and later protected its people. If this proposed peace treaty becomes more of a reality, President Donald Trump, who has given the upcoming talks his Âblessing,ÂŽ should make a point of praising both sides. But Trump also must publicly express his solemn gratitude to the U.S. soldiers who defended South Korea, whether they died in action there, or live among us today. Historians can debate whether presidents Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower faltered by not utterly defeating North Korea. But without a doubt the heroic fighting of our troops in Korea, and their continued presence there has made a lasting difference in the lives of both South Koreans and their fellow Americans. This guest editorial was originally published in the Lakeland Ledger, a sister newspaper of the within Gatehouse Media.Hoping for a real peace deal in Korea ANOTHER VIEW According to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the ÂWashington PostÂŽ are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races). A growing number of cities and states are considering their own ways to expand Âcivic engagementÂŽ to younger people. IÂm not one of those ÂChildren should be seen and not heardÂŽ curmudgeons. Many 16-yearolds have extensive life experience supporting their families, and I know some high school students whose voting judgment I would trust implicitly; but I still have mixed emotions about upending the status quo. I guess IÂm nostalgic for slogans such as ÂRemember the Alamo,ÂŽ ÂLoose lips sink shipsÂŽ and ÂDonÂt tread on me.ÂŽ ItÂs just not the same to rally around ÂLetÂs swap one arbitrary age for another arbitrary age! And donÂt dump that tea in the harbor, dude! ItÂll stress the polar bears and stuff.ÂŽ Agreed, members of the Baby Boom generation (and surrounding generations) have left the world in quite a mess. We seem to think that money, status and violence are the answer to everything. WeÂre so dementia-adjacent that we canÂt absorb the self-evident truth that running away with your 45-year-old drivers ed teacher is the answer to everything!!! Should arms negotiators have to worry about polling results from naeve individuals who approach nuclear war with the sage attitude, ÂYou canÂt get irradiated if itÂs your first time. Or maybe itÂs ÂYou canÂt get irradiated if youÂre standing upÂŽ? Undoubtedly, dropping the voting age by two years would bring in some new blood and encourage thinking outside the box. The new voting bloc might find the key to ending world hunger, the key to solving economic inequality, the key to achieving racial harmony. Unfortunately, right now theyÂre a little preoccupied trying to find the key to mom and dadÂs liquor cabinet... What vast governmental changes would be wrought by an influx of younger voters? Forget tearing down statues; they would probably tear down the Library of Congress. (ÂIt reeks of Permanent Record!ÂŽ) The Centers for Disease Control would put those wasted West Nile Virus dollars to work eradicating the zit plague. The Environmental Protection Agency would be assigned tasks such as ÂPlease, do something about my momÂs new boyfriendÂs aftershave.ÂŽ Lady Justice would remain blindfolded, but dropping her gown would make for some wicked awesome sexting! Opponents of the lowered voting age fear a slippery slope of ever-younger voters. Yeah, do we want a campaign season where candidates furtively pass out folded notes that ask, ÂDo you like me? Mark yes or noÂŽ? I was not reassured by the high school junior who promised me that 16 was as low as it would go. (ÂMy 14-year-old brotherÂs Âsocial engagementÂ will remain having his face shoved into my armpit!ÂŽ) One thing propelling the rethinking of age restrictions is the eloquence and passion shown by young activists in recent months. A message of ÂMy adolescent brain may not be fully formed, but my opinions sure are!ÂŽ has a lot of politicians and businessmen shaking in their boots. But older organizers comfort themselves with the thought, ÂIÂm glad they hate guns. TheyÂd SHOOT us if they ever figured out how weÂre manipulating them!ÂŽShould we lower the voting age to 16? Danny Tyree By Caitlin Ostroff, Melissa Gomez and Jimena TavelGuest columnistsOver the last few years, in the face of shrinking finances, student-run publications that have had their independence jeopardized. Others have been forced to fold. Across the U.S., student-run newsrooms Â„ just like professional newsrooms Â„ are struggling to survive. They are hemorrhaging. But no one is talking about it. As professional newsrooms shrink, student newsrooms have become an increasingly important source of local coverage, holding not only our universities accountable but also city governments and county administrations. And as most traditional newsrooms throw up paywalls, our journalism has remained free in the stands and online. We write these articles, attending meetings and hounding sources, while juggling classes, exams and, for many of us, parttime jobs. We do it because weÂre passionate and care about our communities. Freedom of the press is the freedom of the people. But we face the same problems legacy publications do. Rising print costs are no longer offset by print ads, and the new paper tariffs will only make this worse. Because of this, more student publications are having to turn to their universities for funding. But the financial help often comes with unwanted opinions and less editorial control. In short, university funding can lead to censorship. Publications that rely on a student government for funding, for instance, feel pressured to choose between running an article to expose corruption or greed within their university and paying their staff. The Student Press Law Center has advocated for asserting legal rights for high school and college journalists state by state with the New Voices campaign. But the conversation on helping student-run publications survive needs to continue over the years, and thatÂs what #SaveStudentNewsrooms, a movement launched by the editors of The Independent Florida Alligator, is trying to achieve. After news broke that the Daily Campus, the student-run newspaper serving the Southern Methodist University community, would reaffiliate with its university later this year, we realized how critical it is that this conversation happens now. Student journalists cannot wait for another year to strategize Â„ some can barely wait a month. We need to act now. So here is our solution: In order to survive the tumultuous era of journalism, student journalists must start advocating for themselves. ItÂs a strange concept; we are taught to write and think objectively about sources, issues and topics through the journalism college. DonÂt become the story. But itÂs important for student journalists to become advocates for themselves and to remind others how critical they are to a community. No one else will. We canÂt expect funding to drop from the sky or people to decry censorship if we do not. We also encourage those of you who are unaffiliated with the journalism world to pay close attention to the state of student journalism. Student newsrooms struggle to survive
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A5 LOCAL & STATECHIPLEY Â„ A road will be closed Wednesday for repairs.City of Chipley Public Works Department willclose the west bound lane of South Boulevard betweenSeventh Street and State Road 77 begin-ning at 8 a.m. today, a City of Chipley news release stated. The road will be closed until repairs are completed. The City of Chipley will notify the publicwhen theroad is re-opened to thru traf-fic. For more information call Public Works at 850-638-6346.Westbound lane closed for repairs The a rrest came after the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from Lopez' vehicle during the stop.When asked about illegal substances, Lopez had handed the deputy a small bag of marijuana of less than 20 grams, the release stated. However, a vehicle search revealed a clear bag of methamphetamine in the passenger floorboard and a pack of rolling papers in the passenger seat, where Lopez had been sitting at the time of the traffic stop.Lopez was arrested and transported to the Wash-ington County Jail where he was booked on the afore-mentioned charges.Anyone who has any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips contact the Washington County SheriffÂs Office at 850-638-6111. WCSO may also be contacted anonymously by calling 850-638TIPS (8477) or by email at email@example.com. LOPEZFrom Page A1When asked about illegal substances, Lopez had handed the deputy a small bag of marijuana of less than 20 grams, the release stated. However, a vehicle search revealed a clear bag of methamphetamine in the passenger oorboard and a pack of rolling papers in the passenger seat, where Lopez had been sitting at the time of the tra c stop. conservation. Those subsidies for farm country traditionally form the backbone of support for the measure among Republicans, while urban Democrats support food aid for the poor.The legislation has traditionally been bipartisan, blending support from urban Democrats support-ing nutrition programs with farm state lawmakers sup-porting farm programs.The measure mostly tin-kers with those programs, adding provisions aimed at helping rural America obtain high-speed internet access, assist beginning farmers, and ease regula-tions on producers.Holmes County farmer Jeremy Rolling, who also is president of the Holmes County Farm Bureau, said heÂs happy with the new bill, which mirrors the 2014 Farm Bill. ÂIf we donÂt have any farms, we donÂt have any food,ÂŽ Rolling said.In particular, he said previous peanut provisions were protected, such as those providing loss insur-ance. He called Dunn an advocated for farmers in the Panhandle, where among other crops, 90,000 acres of cotton are grown from Jack-son to Escambia County.In 2012, the last year for which USDA Ag Census data is available, Jackson County topped Panhandle counties with a $93 mil-lion value in its agricultural products. Elsewhere in the Panhandle, exports that year were worth $29 million each in Holmes and Walton counties, $20 mil-lion in Calhoun, $14 million in Washington and $3 mil-lion in Bay.ÂWhen you step away from the social nutrition policy much of this is a refinement of the 2014 farm bill. So weÂre not reinventing the wheel. That makes it dramatically simpler,ÂŽ said Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., a former chairman of the committee. ÂMost folks are generally satisfied with the fundamentals of the farm safety net.ÂŽThat satisfaction has helped fuel speculation that this yearÂs renewal of food and farm programs will fail because just a short-term renewal of current policies would satisfy many lawmakers. The Senate is taking a more traditional biparti-san approach thatÂs sure to avoid big changes to food stamps. The News HeraldÂs Collin Breaux contributed to this report. BILLFrom Page A2
** A6 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County News COMMUNITYEach year, Holmes and Washington Counties partner for Relay for Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Monies raised during the annual event not only funds cancer research, but also helps offset cost such as transportation to treatment for Holmes and Washington County cancer patients. In the months leading up to the annual event, local teams work to raise money for the cause. If your Relay for Life team would like a fundrais-ing event included in this list, email information to: firstname.lastname@example.org Washington-Holmes Relay For Life hosts Paint the Counties Purple WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY Â„ 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 creativ-ity, how much money is in donation buckets, how much purple was used in decorations, uniforms or work attire, cancer infor-mation and use of this years Relay For Life theme "Game Over, Cancer". If planning to participate or for more information contact Monica Rehberg at email@example.com. 2018 Relay for LifeCHIPLEY Â„ 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!" For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 30 Days of Giving WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY Â… GoodyÂs will be participating in 30 Days of Giving Sunday, April 1 through Monday, April 30. Customers will have the opportunity to support Relay For Life while shop-ping via the credit card pin pad at each register. If you make a donation, in the amount of your choosing, to Relay For Life, you will receive a coupon that and be redeemed in the store from Sunday, May 6 through Thursday, May 10. For more information call Jody Bush at 850-260-4348.RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS[SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: news@ chipleypaper.com VFW Post to host organizational meetingVERNON Â„ There will be an organiza-tional meeting for future plans for the VFW Post in Vernon at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at theVernon Community Center, 2808 Yellow Jacket Dr, Vernon.Bring a copy of eligibility documentation such as a DD-214 or campaign ribboncitation on file to the meeting. Any members atlarge are welcome to attend and will need to show that they areeligible to transfer into the new post despite already having an atlarge card. If you have any questions, you may call 850-541-8533forfurther information. SunSouth presents Hay Day 2018GREENWOOD Â„ SunSouth will host Hay Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at the NFREC Beef Unit. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the event will start at 9:45 a.m. Lunch will be provided. In case of rain participants will be notified of the date change. There will be live cutting demonstration, rakes, ted-ders, balers, disc mowers, haylage wrapping, ride-N-drive demos and net and B wrap. For more informa-tion or to RSVP call Brenna or Mac at 850-334-6340.COMMUNITY EVENTSSee EVENTS, A8
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A7
** A8 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County NewsÂMurder on the Orient ExpressÂ set for FridayCHIPLEY Â„ The Washington County Public Library Chipley Branch will hold a showing of Murder on the Orient Express at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information call 850-638-1314. Campground Cemetery to host beneÂ“ t dinnerWESTVILLE Â„ Camp-ground Cemetery will host a benefit dinner from 11 a.m. until, Saturday, April 28. Plates are $6 and will consist of chicken, fish, cheese grits, baked beans, potato salad, rolls and desert. There will also be a cake auction. The church is located on Highway 179-A in Westville. ACHC to be openALFORD Â„ Alford Community Health Clinic (ACHC) will be open from 10 a.m. until the last patient is seen, Saturday, April 28. ACHC is a free clinic for patients who do not have medical insurance and who meet federal income guidelines. The Clinic is staffed by qualified physi-cians, nurses and assistants dedicated to providing health care to those with short-term illnesses, as well as chronic conditions; walk-ins are always wel-come. New patients should telephone 850-209-5501 for more information. All patients are urged to signin before 11 a.m. Alford Community Health Clinic is located two blocks east of Highway 231 in Alford, at 1770 Carolina Street. Harris Chapel to host beneÂ“ t for Eddie MajorsCARYVILLE Â„ There will be a benefit plate lunch for Eddie Majors at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at Harris Chapel Church in Caryville. Plates are $6 and will consist of chicken or pulled pork, choice of two sides, cake and drink. Plates will be eat in or carry out. All proceed will help cover EddieÂs medical costs due to a stroke. The church is located eight miles south of Highway 2 at Hamp Ber-ryÂs Crossroads. For more information call Tessie Sell-ers at 850-768-2844. EVENTSFrom Page A6 CHIPLEYPAPER.COM
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A9
** A10 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County News DATELINESSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA ALBANY, N.Y.Hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowdsHundreds of people on both sides of the debate over physician-assisted suicide traveled to Albany on Monday for a hearing on legislation that would allow people with a terminal illness to request life-ending medication from a doctor.The measure has been dis-cussed for years in the state Capitol but faces significant legislative opposition and isnÂt expected to pass before lawmakers adjourn their session in June. But sup-porters insist theyÂre gaining momentum as other states adopt similar laws. Colo-rado, Washington, Vermont, California, Oregon, Montana, Hawaii and Washington D.C. allow people to seek a doc-torÂs help in ending their life.MINNEAPOLISAppeals court allows necessity defense in pipeline protestFour protesters can present an unusual Ânecessity defenseÂŽ against criminal charges stem-ming from efforts to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipe-lines, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein acknowledge that they turned the emergency shut-off valves on two pipelines on Oct. 11, 2016, in Clearwater County of northwestern Minnesota. It was part of a coordinated action by Climate Direct Action activ-ists to shut down five pipelines that carry tar sands crude from Canada to the Unites States in Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana and Washington state. A total of 11 activists were charged.BROWNSVILLE, TEXASTexas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitasA Texas man has been sen-tenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.Fifty-three-year-old Gil-berto Escamilla was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he told the court the fajita scheme spun out of control.Escamilla had been inter-cepting fajitas that he ordered through the Cameron County juvenile center where he worked and delivering them to his own customers.His scam was uncovered when he missed work for a medical appointment and an 800-pound fajita delivery arrived at the center, which doesnÂt serve fajitas.LONDON29-year-old chef dies after collapsing at MarathonLondon Marathon orga-nizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of SundayÂs race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event.Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, col-lapsed after 22.5 miles.Organizers say Âalthough he received immediate medi-cal treatment on the scene from race doctors, he died later in hospital.ÂŽCampbell last year appeared on the BBCÂs ÂMas-terchef: The Professionals.ÂŽOrganizers say a medical examination is still required to discover the cause of death.The Met Office said temperatures reached 73.8 degrees near the end of the 26.2-mile course.SAN FRANCISCOCourt sides with human in Â“ ght over monkey selÂ“ eA U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining self-ies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.Copyright infringement can only be claimed on behalf of humans, the court said. The Associated PressYEREVAN, ARMENIABRUSSELSBy Mark ShermanThe Associated PressWASHINGTON Â„ Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosen-stein laid aside the stress of one part of his job Monday to put himself in a different kind of pressure cooker: an argu-ment at the Supreme Court.Dressed in a traditional morning coat and striped pants, with the added flash of a pair of presidential cuff-links, Rosenstein represented the Trump administration in a case about a prison sentence for a convicted drug dealer at a rare afternoon session of the court.ÂNot bad,ÂŽ he said before the arguments, showing the cufflinks briefly to friends who had come to watch him argue. The cufflinks were sent last week by White House counsel Don McGahn, a Justice Department spokes-woman said.For a little while, Rosenstein was able to cast off the worries of overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the occasional public musings from President Donald Trump about whether to fire him. The plan for Rosenstein to appear before the justices has been in the works for months.The solicitor generalÂs office argues almost every Supreme Court case in which the government is involved. But it will occasionally cede its place to the attorney general or the second in command. Attorney General Jeff Ses-sions has not argued a case, nor did the two attorneys general under President Barack Obama: Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Previous attorneys general who have argued at the court include Robert F. Kennedy, Janet Reno and Michael Mukasey.Just before the justices returned to the bench from lunch, Rosenstein wiped his face with a handkerchief and steeled himself for the courtÂs inevitable grilling. It was fairly mild, at least com-pared to the heat heÂs gotten on social media, including from the president.Almost halfway through the session, it was Rosen-steinÂs turn.ÂGeneral Rosenstein?ÂŽ Chief Justice John Roberts said, inviting Rosenstein to defend the modified sentence a judge imposed in the case of little consequence from New Mexico. At issue was a dif-ference of six months Â„ 9 years or nine years Â„ between the judgeÂs sentence and what the defendant wanted. The issue is how much explanation a judge must give when a sentence is modified.He appeared comfortable answering a steady stream of questions from seven justices over nearly 30 minutes. Justice Clarence Thomas almost never asks one and didnÂt Monday, and Justice Neil Gorsuch is not taking part in the case, probably because he was involved in an earlier phase of the case when he served as an appel-late judge.What if a judge merely checked a box in 600 resen-tencing proceedings and said no more? Roberts asked.ÂIn no case is the court merely checking the box,ÂŽ Rosenstein said, challenging the premise of RobertsÂ question.Justice Sonia Sotomayor wondered what should happen if a judge believed that African-Americans should be punished more severely for crimes. The defendant in this case is Hispanic.ÂHow are we to determine that reason didnÂt play a part in this?ÂŽ Sotomayor asked.ÂCourts presume that dis-trict courts know the law and apply it faithfully,ÂŽ Rosen-stein replied.After the arguments, Rosenstein, his wife and two daughters posed for photos on the front steps of the court beneath the phrase ÂEqual Justice Under LawÂŽ etched into the pediment. They strode across the plaza and onto the sidewalk.Rosenstein ignored questions from reporters about special counsel Robert Muel-lerÂs investigation and how he enjoyed himself inside.The whole family climbed into a waiting SUV. RosensteinÂs regular job awaited him.Rosenstein puts aside probe to argueDeputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and his family depart the Supreme Court on Monday in Washington after arguing his Â“ rst case before the court. He was defending the governmentÂs position in a case involving the prison sentence for a convicted drug dealer. [ALEX BRANDON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLDIn this Jan. 8, 2016, photo, a South Korean soldier stands near the loudspeakers near the border area between South Korea and North Korea in Yeoncheon, South Korea. South Korea halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts across their tense border on Monday as ofÂ“ cials from the two Koreas met again to work out details of their leadersÂ upcoming talks, expected to focus on the NorthÂs nuclear program. [LIM TAE-HOON/NEWSIS VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] People celebrate Armenian Prime MinisterÂs Serzh SargsyanÂs resignation Monday in Republic Square in Yerevan, Armenia. The stunning development touched off jubilation in the capital of Yerevan, with car horns blaring and people dancing, hugging and waving the tricolor Armenian Â” ag. The opposition called for a meeting with the acting prime minister to discuss a Âpeaceful transfer of power.ÂŽ [HRANT KHACTARYAN/PAN PHOTO VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] Belgian Army soldiers patrol Monday outside the Brussels justice palace during the trial of Saleh Abdeslam and SouÂ“ ane Ayari in Brussels. A Belgian court on Monday found 2015 Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam and an accomplice guilty of attempted murder over shots Â“ red at police as they sought to avoid arrest in Brussels. The court handed both Abdeslam, EuropeÂs most wanted fugitive at the time, and SoÂ“ ane Ayari the maximum 20-year sentence. [VIRGINIA MAYO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A11 NASCAR THIS WEEKFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesCUP STANDINGS WHATÂS ON TAP QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answersGODWINÂS PICKS FOR TALLADEGA 12345678910 KEN WILLISÂ TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKYLE BUSCH Can the streak survive Talladega? KEVIN HARVICK Jerry Quarry was also from BakersÂ“ eld JOEY LOGANO Has two recent wins at Talladega CLINT BOWYER Turns 39 next month BRAD KESELOWSKIAlways a plate-race factor KYLE LARSON Bad week to be looking for consistency MARTIN TRUEX JR. The minislump continues DENNY HAMLIN His most recent plate race was interesting KURT BUSCH Count him among this weekÂs favorites JIMMIE JOHNSON Welcome back to our top-10, Jimbo The Daytona Beach News-JournalÂs Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.com firstname.lastname@example.orgMOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTItÂs Talladega week, so weÂll gripe about plate-racinÂ, as usual. Tune in online at www.news-journalonline. com/daytonamotormouths. Best guess at a surprise Talladega winner? GODSPEAK: IÂm looking hard at Bubba Wallace. It seems he is a natural at restrictor-plate racing. KENÂS CALL: IÂm gonna go with Ryan Newman, though IÂm pulling for AJ Allmendinger. OK, maybe Dave Ragan. Good Lord, who knows ÂƒCombined series wins in NASCAR, where does Kyle Busch end up? GODSPEAK: LetÂs see, 10 more years, Â“ ve wins a season, give or take, so maybe 275-ish. KENÂS CALL: HeÂll obviously blow by 200, and the big question is whether he can reach 300. IÂll go with 252. How Âbout that? CLINT BOWYER VS. WILLIAM BYRON: Bowyer was not happy when Byron could not get up to speed on a restart and Bowyer squished the nose of his No. 14 Ford into ByronÂs No. 24 Chevy. GODWIN KELLYÂS TAKE: Really, this isnÂt bad. Thought for sure there would be a long list to work from after Richmond. Said Bowyer, ÂBoy, how did this night go to ruin so fast?ÂŽ WINNER: Brad Keselowski REST OF TOP 5: Jamie McMurray, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. FIRST ONE OUT: Kyle Busch DARK HORSE: Aric Almirola DONÂT BE SURPRISED IF: Keselowski scores his sixth career Talladega victory with help from a pack of fast Fords.How can Kyle Busch become a fan favorite?It all comes down to your deÂ“ nition. For the guys who win a lot and display occasional Âattitude,ÂŽ the best they can hope for is a 50-50 split in the grandstands. Dale Earnhardt was the epitome of that, with each half of that equation engaged deeply and passionately in their up-or-down view. Darrell Waltrip and Tony Stewart had that, to a lesser degree. Kyle isnÂt near the 50-percent approval, but he may be slowly gaining. Some guys are universally popular, it seems, but they donÂt win like Kyle. Will he get there?Probably not. It helps if you have the ÂlookÂŽ to match the Âtude, and Kyle doesnÂt have the menacing, macho chops for the role. Also, itÂs usually only a matter of time before things go wrong with the car and he complains in a way that many label as Âwhining.ÂŽ ThereÂs a Â“ ne line between grumblinÂ and whininÂ, and Kyle often seems on the wrong side of that line.Ken Willis, ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1. Kyle Busch 415 2. Joey Logano 359 3. Clint Bowyer 329 4. Kevin Harvick 324 5. Brad Keselowski 303 6. Denny Hamlin 286 7. Martin Truex Jr. 284 8. Ryan Blaney 282 8. Kurt Busch 282 10. Kyle Larson 279 11. Aric Almirola 248 12. Erik Jones 233 13. Alex Bowman 209 14. Austin Dillon 208 15. Jimmie Johnson 200 CUP SERIES: GEICO 500 SITE: Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile tri-oval) TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (Fox, 1 p.m.). Sunday, race (Fox, coverage begins at 1:30 p.m.; green Â” ag, 2:15 p.m.) XFINITY: Sparks Energy 300 SITE: Talladega Superspeedway TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.). Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.), race (Fox, 3 p.m.)THREE THINGS TO WATCHRICHMOND THREE THINGS WE LEARNED1. Chase watchHistory has a way of repeating itself, so it comes as no surprise that Chase Elliott has duplicated a stat established by his father, Bill Elliott. Father and son now have eight second-place Â“ nishes before their Â“ rst Cup Series victory. Bill got his Â“ rst win in the last race of the 1983 season at Riverside International Raceway. Chase, 22, tied his dad at Richmond Saturday night and hopes that Â“ rst win is near.2. Four-peat?Kyle Busch has scored three consecutive Cup Series victories, replicating Kevin HarvickÂs three-in-a-row earlier this season. Busch concedes trying to extend that winning streak to four on Sunday will be nearly impossible. ÂWe go to Talladega,ÂŽ he said. ÂI think itÂs easier to win the Powerball than win at Talladega. WeÂll give it a go anyway, see what we get.ÂŽ His only ÂDega win was 10 years ago.3. Underdog droolThe majority of Cup Series race drivers are underdogs because only a few get the very best equipment, so pardon the midpack guys for getting a little excited about Talladega, where the upset is still alive and well. The last driver to score an unexpected ÂDega victory was David Ragan in 2013. RaganÂs race team has two wins in 832 starts. ÂYeah, these wins are few and far between,ÂŽ Ragan said.Godwin Kelly, godwin. email@example.comChase Elliott hopes to see his streak of second-place Â“ nishes in his rearview mirror very soon. [AP/MATT SLOCUM] 1. Busch-whackedKyle Busch started last week by winning Bristol (Monday) and making up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Tuesday), and ended by winning Richmond (Saturday). The end result? More cheers than jeers Saturday for the ÂCandyman,ÂŽ who went into the grandstands and highÂ“ ved a few fans.2. For the recordBusch now has 46 Cup Series wins and is tied for 15th all-time with Buck Baker. At almost 33 years old, he is the Â“ fth-youngest driver to reach 46 wins. Busch has 187 NASCAR national series wins (Cup, XÂ“ nity, trucks) and is chasing Richard PettyÂs 200-win mark.3. RacinÂ at RichmondClint Bowyer explains the closing laps of Richmond racing: ÂItÂs just beating and banging and everybody divebombing on the bottom. Those cars that are a lap down, youÂre lapping, and all of a sudden sticking it in three-wide with nothing to lose at the end.ÂŽGodwin Kelly, godwin. firstname.lastname@example.orgKyle Busch takes a splashy drink in Victory Lane after winning his third consecutive NASCAR Cup Series race. [AP/STEVE HELBERT]
** A12 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County News
** By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.com WASHINGTON COUNTY Â„ Cases of reported child abuse in Washington County have been volatile over the past 15 years, frequently showing higher rates than the state, according toFlorida Department of Health.In 2006, the county reported per 100,000 persons more than 3,000 cases of abuse of children ages 5 to 11; the stateÂs rate was about 1,250 reported cases per capita. However, other years, such as 2010 and 2014-16, showed a decreased number of cases. In the latter year, Washington reported slightly lower rates of abuse than the state, at less than 1,000 reported cases per capita. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Washington and Holmes Counties recently had an appreciation lunch for their community partners and local law enforcement agencies to thank them for all of their hard work and dedication to the children in the area. The luncheon coincides with Child Abuse Awareness month during the month of April. DCF works in conjunction with Big Bend Anchorage ChildrenÂs Home, Healthy Families, Guardian ad Litem, Healthy Start, System of Care, Family Intervention Program, One More Child and local law enforcement agencies all work together to see to the health and well being of children in the two counties. When DCF is called to a home in regards to abuse, neglect or anything harmful to a child, instead of immediately pulling children from their homes, they refer to them to a community partner that will best serve to help them. A wide array of services are handled by these agencies to include parenting classes, drug rehabilitation, nutrition classes, or even how to cope with the stresses of parenting. The event held Friday served as a way to celebrate the coalescing of agencies in Washington and Holmes counties. DCF Family Support Worker Hope Paige said they decided to hold the event after realizing that not everyone could attend the event in Jackson County that is held for the entire region. ÂWe wanted to make sure that our partners knew how much they are appreciated for all they do,ÂŽ said Paige. ÂSince most of us cant make it to Jackson County, we wanted to do something here.ÂŽ The hope is to turn this into an annual event to thank all the agencies for their hard work throughout the entire year. Paige says this is something that we (DCF) cannot do alone. ÂWe want our providers to know, that we know, that we could not do this without them,ÂŽ said Paige. The NewsÂ Jacqueline Bostick contributed to this report. Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 B1CELEBRATE Community Partners recently attended an appreciation lunch hosted by DCF at Shivers Park in Chipley. Pictured are a few of the attendees. From left : Vicki Wright from Guardian ad Litem, Dory Howard from System of CARE, Leketha Harrison from Anchorage Childrens Hom e, Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews, Eddie Tanner from Family Intervention Program, Lacie Bullard from DCF, Melissa Collins f rom Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program, Melisa Reddick from Chipola Healthy Start Coalition, and Valery Lawton from Washington and Holmes County Health Departments. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] A sign at Anchorage ChildrenÂs Home in Chipley ofÂ“ ce bears a blue pinwheel a nationally recognized symbol for child abuse awareness. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] DCF holds luncheon for community partnersApril is National Child Abuse Awareness MonthBy the numbersÂ€ Nationally over 7 million U.S. children come to the attention of Child Protective Services each year according to a ChildrenÂs Bureau 2015 report. Â€ 37 percent of American children are reported to Child Protective Services by their 18th birthday Â€ 34 percent of people who sexually abuse children are family members Â€ 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old Â€ 80 percent of child fatalities involve at least one parent Sources: Kids Count, Children's Defense Fund and American SPCC
** B2 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County News By Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK Â„ U.S. stocks couldnÂt hang on to an early gain and finished mostly lower Monday as technology companies slipped. Bond prices con-tinue to fall and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note drew closer to 3 per-cent, a milestone it hasnÂt reached since January 2014.Investors once again focused on corporate deals Monday as utility company Vectren agreed to be bought by Center-Point Energy for $6 billion, while the CEO of Sears called for the company to sell more assets and health care products company Henry Schein said it will split off its animal health unit. Aluminum producers tumbled after the Treasury Department moved to ease sanctions against Russian aluminum company Rusal.Stocks have faded over the last few days as bond yields continued to climb. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note continued to trade at four-year highs, rising to 2.98 percent from 2.96 percent. Bond yields have climbed this year as investors are starting to see signs that inflation is picking up and the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates. The 10-year yield stood at 2.43 percent at the end of 2017.Since the global financial crisis in 2008-09, a combination of low infla-tion expectations and a bond-buying program by the Federal Reserve have helped keep bond yields low. That pushed stocks higher by making bonds less appealing by comparison. With the Fed no longer buying bonds and investors expecting greater inflation, analysts say higher yields could make bonds more attractive.Duane McAllister, senior portfolio manager for Baird Advisors, said he doesnÂt think rising yields are a problem for the stock market. He said they are an opportunity for investors to diversify their hold-ings at a time of increased market volatility.ÂThree percent is an important milestone on the continued trend toward higher interest rates,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt shouldnÂt lead anyone, whether youÂre an individual investor or an institutional investor, to run for the hills.ÂŽ The S&P 500 index rose 0.15 points to 2,670.29. It rose as much as 12 points before midday. Stocks wobble, bond yields rise By Erika KinetzThe Associated PressSHANGHAI Â„ It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on AlibabaÂs Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giantÂs massive reach.But executives soon learned that what Alib-aba gives, it can also take away.The company refused to sign an exclusive con-tract with Alibaba, and instead participated in a big sale promotion with its archrival, JD.com Inc. Tmall punished them by taking steps to cut traffic to their storefront, two executives told The Associated Press. They said advertising banners vanished from promi-nent spots in Tmall sales showrooms, the company was blocked from special sales and products stopped appearing in top search results.The well-known American brand saw its Tmall sales plummet 10 to 20 percent for the year.ÂBased on our sales record, we should have been in a prominent position, but we were at the bottom of the page,ÂŽ said the brandÂs e-commerce director, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of further retaliation. ÂThatÂs a clear manipulation of traffic. ThatÂs a clear punishment.ÂŽAs the Trump administration pushes China to play by fair trade rules, companies are caught in a quieter but no less crucial struggle for fair access to a $610 billion online marketplace, an AP investigation has found.Executives from five major consumer brands told the AP that after they refused to enter exclusive partnerships with Alib-aba, traffic to their Tmall storefronts fell, hurting sales. Three are American companies with billions in annual sales that rely on China for growth.In a statement, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. said pursuing exclusive deals is a common industry practice and called the charges of coercion Âcompletely false.ÂŽÂAlibaba and Tmall conduct business in full compliance with Chinese laws,ÂŽ Alibaba said. ÂLike many e-commerce plat-forms, we have exclusive partnerships with some of the merchants on Tmall. The merchant decides to choose such an arrangement because of the attractive services and value Tmall brings to them.ÂŽImagine a company twice as profitable as Amazon that each year serves more people than live in all of North America. ThatÂs Alibaba. It claims to be the marketplace for nearly $550 billion a year in sales Â„ more than is sold online in the entire U.S. economy.The trials of the affected companies offer a rare window onto a bruising business culture forged in China that could spread as Alibaba takes its aggressive, innova-tive and hugely profitable model of e-commerce global. To the extent that their products are manu-factured in the United States Â„ and some are Â„ constricting sales in ChinaÂs critical growth market can also deepen the imbalance of trade between China and the U.S., a gap that is a top concern for the Trump administration.The competition between Alibaba and JD.com is so infamous in China Â„ and so dirty Â„ itÂs been dubbed the Âgreat cat-and-dog war,ÂŽ after TmallÂs black-cat mascot and JD.comÂs white dog.The executives spoke to the AP only on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, but their concerns were echoed by a U.S. industry group, brand consultants and policy makers in China and JD.com itself.In a speech about cyberspace last week, Chinese president Xi Jinping said ensuring free and fair competition online was a regulatory priority, citing the need Âto cultivate a fair market environment, strengthen intellectual property protection, and oppose monopoly and unfair competition,ÂŽ state media reported.In its months-long investigation, the AP interviewed more than 30 people and reviewed two contracts from Alibaba that contained previously unreported exclusivity clauses. The AP found that the platforms that control access to Chinese consumers online wield such enormous power that even multibillion-dollar foreign companies can have trouble fighting back.ÂWe urge the authori-ties to quickly investigate and take steps to ensure such practices are elimi-nated from the growing Chinese marketplace,ÂŽ said Stephen Lamar, executive vice president of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, adding that members of his industry group had complained about unfair competitive practices by Alibaba. US brands damaged by Chinese corporate war Wor ld mar k etsHow key international stock markets performed: AmsterdamAEX BrusselsBEL20 FrankfurtDAX Hong KongHang Seng LondonFTSE 100MilanFTSE MIB ParisCAC40 SydneyASX All Ordinaries TokyoNikkei ZurichSwiss Market Index % CHANGE PREVIOUS CLOSE TODAYÂS CLOSE ASSOCIATED PRESS KEY 0.7% 550.38 554.25 0.3% 3,921.20 3,933.64 0.3% 12,540.50 12,572.39 -0.5% 30,418.33 30,254.40 0.4% 7,368.17 7,398.87 0.6% 23,829.34 23,982.52 0.5% 5,412.82 5,438.55 0.2% 5,964.40 5,976.00 -0.3% 22,162.24 22,088.04 0.0% 8,807.80 8,806.63 BUSINESS BRIEFCASENEW YORKSearsÂ biggest shareholder offers to buy KenmoreSearsÂ biggest shareholder has suggested the company sell its wellknown Kenmore brand and some real estate hold-ings, offering itself as a potential buyer.The ailing company has sold off other major brands as it struggles to stay afloat, with Kenmore a notable remainder of the powerhouse retailer that survived two world wars and the Great Depression. The private equity firm ESL Investment, headed by Sears chairman and CEO Edward Lampert, said it might buy the assets Â„ Kenmore, Sears Home ServicesÂ home improvement business and the companyÂs Parts Direct business Â„ if the company is willing to sell.That sent shares of Sears Holding Corp., which have lost more than 70 percent of their value in the past year, up nearly 5 percent.NEW YORKWith Toys R Us closed, sales plunge at HasbroWith its sales falling due to the liquidation of Toys R Us, Hasbro is looking for new places to sell Monopoly, My Little Pony and its other toys.Hasbro said Monday it will rely more on online sales, although it has also been working on getting its toys into more stores. CEO Brian Goldner said it could take a year before the company sees sales rise.Young children visit the headquarters for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com during ÂSingles Day,ÂŽ Nov. 11 in Beijing, China. Executives from Â“ ve major brands told AP that after they refused exclusive deals with Alibaba and instead participated in big promotions with its arch rival JD.com, trafÂ“ c to their products on AlibabaÂs Tmall fell, hurting sales. Alibaba says it has never punished anyone. [NG HAN GUAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS & SOCIETYÂTrivia FunÂŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy.com 1. Whose quotes included, ÂA classic is a book which people praise and donÂt read.ÂŽ?Twain, Aristotle, Longfellow, Melville2. What are fireflies in quest of when they flash their abdomens during darkness?Food, Mate, Landing place, Water3. WhoÂs the newspaper publisher who hates Spider-man?Perry White, J. Jonah Jameson, Halcyon Winslow, J. Thomas Peterson4. Generally speaking, which class reunion has the biggest turnout?First, Fifth, Tenth, Twenty-fifth5. Houdini was the first person to make what animal disappear?Rabbit, Elephant, Dog, Giraffe6. WhatÂs AmericaÂs favorite scent for car air fresheners?Pine, Vanilla, Grape, Peppermint ANSWERS: 1. Twain, 2. Mate, 3. J. Jonah Jameson, 4. Tenth, 5. Elephant, 6. PineTRIVIA GUY 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 ÂPatriot DayÂŽ at Schools 17: Recognition of ÂConstitution DayÂŽ at Schools 24-28: Recognition of ÂCelebrate Freedom WeekÂŽ 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: TeacherÂs 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: PresidentÂs 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 OutSCHOOL CALENDAR Staff ReportCHIPLEY Â„ Five Chipley High School students academically invested in their own education and were recently awarded with four-year scholarships. Seniros Jameila Hogan, Kaylee Jeffries, Aleya Louderback, Jacob Whitehead and Jamison York were recognized as recipients of the 120 credit hour Florida Prepaid Tuition scholarships at a Take Stock in Children award ceremony and reception. The scholarships are offered through the Washington County Scholarship Foundation. The students were identified as middle schoolers to become candidates to become recipients and were each assigned a mentor who provided motivation, support and guidance through the rest of these studentsÂ middle school and high school academic career. The first recipient, Jameila Hogan, is the daughter of Faten Zayyad. She will be graduating with high honors (summa cum laude). Additionally, she has been Scholar Athlete of the Week in 2017; played varsity volleyball for two years and JV volleyball for two years. Jameila plans to attend Chipola College with a major in nursing. JameilaÂs mentor is Mishelle Hidle. The second recipient is Kaylee Jeffries. Kaylee is the daughter of Jennifer Hendrix. She will be graduating with high honors (summa cum laude). Kaylee plans to attend Chipola College and Gulf Coast College to major in nursing, eventually becoming a nurse anesthetist. KayleeÂs mentor is Caren Prichard. The third recipient is Aleya Louderback. She is the daughter of Anna and Gordon Louderback. Aleya will be graduating with high honors (summa cum laude). After graduating she plans to attend Chipola College to major in nursing. AleyaÂs mentor is Susan Roberts. The fourth recipient is Jacob Whitehead. Jacob is the son of Eric and Tracy Whitehead. He will be graduating with high honors (summa cum laude). At this time he is undecided about a major. After graduation Jacob will attend Chipola College for two years and then transfer to a university. JacobÂs mentor is Angie White. The final recipient is Jamison York. He is the son of Karole and James York. Jamison will be graduating with high honors (summa cum laude). He plans to attend Chipola College and then Florida State University Panama City campus to pursue a degree in computer science. JamisonÂs mentor is Forest Smith.5 CHS students earn 4-year scholarshipsStaff ReportCHIPOLA Â„ Chipola College officials recognized the accomplishments of two students, Ann Marie Brown and Katie Everett, at a press conference at the college Wednesday, a Chipola College news releas stated. Both are members of the All-Florida Academic Team for their outstanding academic achievement, leadership and service to their communities. The All-Florida team is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and USA Today. Brown also was named a 2018 CocaCola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. For winning a national award, BrownÂs portrait will hang on ChipolaÂs Academic Wall of Honor.Chipola students recognized for excellencePictured from left are Chipola President Dr. Sarah Clemmons, Ann Marie Brown, Katie Everett, Dr. Pam Rentz and Charity Sikora. If you would like to see your summer camp or Vacation Bible School on this list email them to email@example.com. UF/IFAS Extension Washington County 4-HWASHINGTON COUNTY Â„ The 4-H group in Washington 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, ÂWonders of the Insect WorldÂŽ day camp is an exploration 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 ÂSTEM ChallengeÂŽ program to give youth the experience of engineers and scientists working to solve realworld 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: sfyl.ifas.ufl. edu/Washington or call/email the 4-H Agent, Julie Pigott Dillard, at 850-638-6180/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth Ranch to host summer camp INGLIS Â„ Summer is just around the corner, and the Florida SheriffÂs Youth Ranch, Inc. is offering a free summer camp featuring numerous recreational activities. 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 https:// floridasheriffscamps. campmanagement. com/enroll or call Caruth Camp at 352-447-2259. BCF to host Elevate Worship Arts Camp GRACEVILLE Â„ 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. 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
** B4 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHSt. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 1664 Main St. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Washington County News StaffWASHINGTON COUNTY Â„ While driving on the long country roads, youÂre bound to see a sign of faith something that can take away Âthe MondaysÂ, remind you of your many blessings or give inspiration to you for someone else. Washington County News wants to share this positivity with our readers! WeÂve launched ÂSigns of Faith,Â which will run in each SaturdayÂs edition. We want you to send in your ÂSigns of FaithÂ to us to share with the community! In the photo, a marquee at St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church, 1664 Main St., reads, ÂHe is risen as He said He would.ÂŽ Send in your photos to photos@chipleypaper. com. Be sure to include a statement that tells the name of your faith organization and address.Send in your signs of faithSpecial to The NewsSUNNY HILLS Â„ Msgr. Francis Szczykutowicz, who retired last year as pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sunny Hills, celebrated the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a special Mass on Sunday. Msgr. Francis Szczykutowicz was born in Poland in 1933, suffering first under Nazi occupation and then under communism. Despite the communist regime of his young adulthood, he acquired a seminary degree and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1958. Fleeing the restrictions of living behind the Iron Curtain, he came to the United States and served churches in the northeast and Michigan, In 1980 he found himself in Florida, first in Ft. Walton Beach and then Niceville before being assigned to St. TheresaÂs in Sunny Hills asthe churchÂs first full-time assigned pastor in 1985. In thehis 32 years at St. TheresaÂs, he accomplished many things, and is proud that during his tenure the church paid off its mortgage, underwent a renovation, built a parish hall, enlarged the parking lot, and installed a bell tower. Msgr. Francis has seen many changes in both the church and community. At the time he first arrived, Sunny Hills was home to a large number of people originally from Lithuania or Poland. Thus in the early days of St. TheresaÂs one of the Sunday Masses was in Lithuanian, led by a retired Lithuanian priest. When there was no longer a Lithuanian priest available, Msgr. Francis began celebrating that Mass himself. Although he does not speak Lithuanian, every Saturday evening he would work with a Lithuanian parishioner so that he could read the next morningÂs Gospel and prayers in that language. He did this until the changing demographic of Sunny Hills meant that a Lithuanian Mass was no longer needed. Msgr. Francis also served almost 30 years as this dioceseÂs Director for the Propagation of the Faith In that role he was at the Vatican many times, and was pleased to have met with a fellow native of Poland, namely Pope John Paul II on five occasions, concelebrating the Eucharist in the PopeÂs private chapel on two of those occasions. He also was privileged to meet Pope Benedict XVI, from whom he received a private blessing on the 50th anniversary of his priesthood in 2008. It was in the Jubilee Year 2000 that John Paul II bestowed upon him the honor of being designated ÂMonsignor.ÂŽ Until his retirement last year, Msgr. Francis kept up a demanding schedule, seldom taking a day off during the week. He did, however, take annual vacations in Poland, where he has relatives with whom he remains close. And on occasion, he would make a quick trip to Europe to preside at weddings or funerals, often returning home late one evening and resuming his regular schedule the next morning, unfazed by the rigors of international travel. So itÂs not surprising that even in retirement he remains busy, continuing to serve as chaplain to the Vestiarki Sister of Jesus and as Pastor Emeritus helps out at St. ThesesaÂs as needed, including filling in when the current priest, Fr. Feddon, is away. This summer Msgr. Francis will travel to Poland to continue his anniversary celebrations there, including at the church in his hometown of Wachock, as well as with his seminary classmates in Puszczykowo, at the National Shrine of the Black Madonna in Czestochowa, and at a church he helped build in Krynica.Msgr. Szczykutowicz retires Special Mass held Sunday celebrated 60 years of ordinationFrom left to right are Msgr. Francis and Bishop Wack. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]
** Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESMerle Bushong, age 80 of Sunny Hills, FL passed from this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018. She was born on October 22, 1937 in Donaldsonville, GA to the late Jack and Nancy (Shelley) Whitehead. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Merrill Bushong. Survivors include, son, Anthony Schultz, daughter, Leslie Shannon Hayes and husband Sammy, one brother, Charles Whitehead, grandchildren, Justin Schultz, MaKayla Schultz, Dylan Wright, and Mackenzie Wright. Memorialization was by cremation with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.MERLE BUSHONG Bonnie L. Dansby, age 68 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her home. She was born on November 14, 1949 to the late William and Bernice (Gentry) Eldridge in Houston County, AL. Along with her parents Bonnie is preceded in death by her husband, Kenn Dansby, siblings, Sara Wright, Ed Eldridge and Randall Eldridge. Survivors include, her children, Frank Kirkland and wife Tawnya of Headland, AL, Hillary Kirkland of Chipley, FL, Kimbraly Freeman and husband Greg of Enterprise, MS, Michelle Periko of Ormond Beach, FL, Mitch Dansby and wife Debbie of Ormond Beach, FL, siblings, Leonard Eldridge and wife Mary of Newville, AL, Carliss Eldridge and wife Jeanette of Webb, AL, twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one special niece, Margie Askew of Blakely, GA and many more nieces, nephews and close friends. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 3:00-4:00 P.M. in the Chapel with the Memorial Service officiated by Reverend Ernie Gray starting at 4:00 P.M. Memorialization was by cremation. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL are in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.netBONNIE L. DANSBY Mr. Jerry Daniel Darley, age 71, of Vernon, Florida passed away April 12, 2018 at his home. He was born June 7, 1946 in Bonifay, Florida to the late Henry Chester Darley and Jessie Alma King Darley. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mr. Darley is survived by his wife, Shirley Pittman Darley of Vernon, FL; one son, Scott Darley and wife Becky of Nashua, NH; one daughter, April Darley of Bedford, TX; one granddaughter, Lila Darley of Nashua, NH; several nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at 10:00 AM Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.MR. JERRY DANIEL DARLEYMrs. Dona Jo Furr, 58 of Bonifay, Florida died on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center in Bonifay, Florida. Born Sunday, November 29, 1959 in Chipley, Florida. Preceded in death by her sons Brett Furr and Jason Furr. She is survived by her husband Zane Furr and daughter and son in law Kuila and Jason Cannon of Westville. She had 7 grandchildren whom she dearly loved. Beloved wife, mother and nana. A Memorial service was held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church located at 1900 Pleasant Hill Road Bonifay, Florida 32425 with the Dr. Shelly Chandler officiating. Internment followed in Quitman Georgia beside her sons.MRS. DONA JO FURR Kathleen Giddiens, age 78, passed from this life Saturday, April 14, 2018 at her home. She was born in Albany, GA on January 11, 1940 to George Washington and Rozell (Veazy) Barfield. Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, 2 sons; Johnny Clark and Ricky Clark, 3 brothers; George, Larry, and Oscar Barfield, and two sisters; Eileen Barfield and Margaret Barfield Peek. She is survived by her husband Billy Giddiens of Chipley, FL, one son; Toby Clark and wife Charli, two daughters; Diane Lacayo and husband Dennis of Mexico Beach, FL and Terri Johnson and husband Carl of Sonora, TX, one brother; Johnny Barfield of Wausau, FL, one sister, Debbie Cannon of Milton, FL, 11 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A memorial service was held 2:00P.M., Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization was by cremation. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.KATHLEEN GIDDIENSArleen Hughes, 66 of Graceville, Florida passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday morning, April 15, 2018. Arleen was truly a remarkable women. From her early years, life circumstances dictated that Arleen would need to be a strongindependent woman. Always concerned for others before herself, she was a true champion. She loved unconditionally and knew how much her family loved her and she in return of that love for each of them. Her years as a CNA were over 30 years including 4 years at Gulf Coast Medical and the last 12 years at Bay Medical. Predeceased by her husband Steven Oliver Hughes, one brother Richard Henry Albert, one sister Mary Eileen Albert. Survived by her beloved children Aaron Michael Hughes (Stephanie), Yerington, NV, Heather Bengry (James), Graceville, FL; one sister Margaret Fiedler, San Dimas, CA; four grandchildren Trevor Bengry, Hailey Hughes, Steven Hughes, Maddie Bengry. A Celebration of Her Life was held at 5 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Chester Padgett officiating. A time to visit was after. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www. jamesandlipford.com.ARLEEN HUGHES Mr. Daniel ÂDanÂ Rogers McCall, age 85, of Vernon, FL passed away April 16, 2018 at his home. He was born June 17, 1932 in Franklin, NC to the late James Albert and Flora Fitzgerald McCall. He was retired from State of Florida Department of Transportation as a maintenance technician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters: N.A. McCall, Elizabeth Huscusson, and Jenny Sue Brendle. Dan was survived by his wife, Mary Sue McCall of Vernon; three daughters: Kay Smith of Vernon; Donna West and husband Dave of Hollywood, FL; Teresa Sims and husband Mark of Bonifay, FL; three brothers: James McCall and wife Sue, Johnny McCall and wife Virginia, Charles McCall and wife Faye; and one sister, Karen Stinson all of Franklin, NC. Survivors also include three grandchildren: Brad West, Chad West, Kristen Hayes; and three great-grandchildren, Walker Hayes, Cauley Hayes, Keller Hayes. Funeral Services were held April 19, 2018 Thursday 11:00 AM at Unity Baptist Church with Rev. Aubrey Herndon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Peel Funeral home directing. The family received friends at visitation Thursday 10-11AM one hour prior to the service at Unity Baptist Church.MR. DANIEL ÂDANÂ ROGERS MCCALL Mrs. Velma Lee Ward, age 85, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018. She was born October 11, 1932 in Ponce De Leon, Florida to Luther and Ethel Stewart Ammons. Mrs. Ward was a resident of the Morrison Springs Community. She was Holiness by faith and a member of the Pineview Holiness Church. She graduated from Ponce De Leon High School in 1950. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She served as Pastor of the Pineview Holiness Church since 1970. Mrs. Ward was preceded in death by her father and mother; three sisters; Iris Ward, Alice Riley and Lula Mae Daughtry; and two brothers, Burlene Ammons and Doyle Ammons. Mrs. Ward is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Hertis Ward of Ponce De Leon, Florida; two daughters, Barbara Ward Johnston and Patricia Gail Bearden and husband Billy all of Ponce De Leon, Florida; two sisters, Rene Donaldson of Ponce De Leon, Florida and Linda Shaw of Jessup, Georgia; four grandchildren, Michele Langley, Jason Johnston, Nicholas Bearden and wife Candace and Melanie Freeman and husband Brian; five great grandchildren, Phillip, Brianna, Ashlee and husband Kelby Willcox, Courtney, and Matthew; and two great-great grandchildren, Connor and Sawyer. A time of visitation was held from 1:00 ~ 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Monday, April 23, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Kenny Montgomery officiating. Flowers are being accepted. Burial followed in the New Ponce De Leon Cemetery. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www. clary-glenn.com. ClaryGlenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.MRS. VELMA LEE WARDMartha Maxine Sasser of Brantley, AL and formerly of Geneva passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Sasser was born in Holmes County, Florida on January 24, 1937 to the late Samuel Kendrick and Etta Mae Huggins Batchelor. Maxine was a 1955 Graduate of Geneva County High School. She met her husband of 59 years while working at the American Bank and he was employed with the Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Geneva. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her granddaughter Susannah. She spent many years working in a family owned grocery business. She had a love for pretty flowers especially the ones she grew herself. Growing up on a farm in Geneva County she accepted hard work as a way of life and taught those lessons to her children. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her infant son, Christopher Sasser; two brothers, Carlton and Carey Batchelor; two sisters, Gwen Hallford, and Dorothy Tutor. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Charles Edward Sasser of Brantley; one daughter, Kim Noblin (Sammy) of Brantley; two sons, Keith Sasser (Trish) of Kinston, and Jeff Sasser of Brantley; Granddaughter, Susannah Noblin of Brantley; five brothers and sisters, Robbie Watson of Slocomb, Charles Batchelor of Dothan, Katrine Humphries of Murfreesboro, TN, Sidney Batchelor of Dothan, and Keener Batchelor of Malvern; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva with the Rev. Keener Batchelor officiating. Burial followed in the New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home on Monday beginning at 10:00 a.m. WarrenHolloway-Ward Funeral Home (334) 684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. ÂContinuing The Trust YouÂve Placed In UsÂŽ To sign a guest register, please visit: www. whwfuneralhome.com.MARTHA MAXINE SASSER
** B6 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County NewsMrs. Ople Lee Boyett, age 71, of Vernon, Florida passed away April 14, 2018 at Bay Medical Center Panama City, Florida. She was born April 5, 1947 in Vernon, FL to the late William Wesley Tharp and Annie Myrl Odom Tharp. She retired from the Washington County School District where she worked in administration, as a school bus driver and various other positions. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Walter Boyett; a sister, Ollie Cooper; two brothers, Leo Tharp and Otis Tharp; and a brotherin-law Eddie Gilbert. Ople was survived by one daughter, Lee Galbreath and her husband Michael of Panama City, FL; one son, Willie Gene Boyett of Vernon, FL; one brother, Windle Tharp of Wausau, FL; four sisters: Gloria Scott of Vernon, Frances Golden of Bonifay, FL, Oneida Gilbert of Cottondale,FL, and Joyce Woodham of Vernon; seven grandchildren: Donaovan Galbreath, Jordan Galbreath, Jesikka Gainey, Willian Boyett, Raeanna Boyett, Kaydance Boyett, Kannon Boyett; and companion, Terry Wayne Brewer. Graveside Funeral Services were held April 20, 2018 Friday 2:00 PM at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dennis Boyett and Rev. Keith Mashburn officiating. Interment was in the New Hope Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral directing. The family received friends at a visitation Thursday 6-8 PM April 19 at Peel Funeral Home Vernon Chapel, Vernon, FLMRS. OPIE LEE BOYETTLula Jane Moore, age 82 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Saturday morning, April 14, 2018 at Bay Medical Center in Panama City, FL. She was born on February 19, 1936 in Topeka, KS to the late Clarence and Letha (Coursey) Seal. Mrs. Moore has been a resident of the Chipley area since 1998 moving from Raleigh, NC. She is a member of the New Vision Methodist Church and worked as a Volunteer for the Red Cross and Family Services for the United States Air Force. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by one brother, Carl D. Seal. Survivors include, her husband, Bob Moore of Chipley, FL, one son, Calvin Quattlebaum of Iowa, five daughters, Lurlene Gordey and husband Mike of Panama City, FL, Arta Quattlebaum of Panama City, FL, Paula Quattlebaum of Sneads, FL, Kristi Jowers and husband Alan of Destin, FL, Becky Moore of Crestview, FL, thirteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Memorialization was by cremation with a Service being scheduled for a later date. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL are in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.LULA JANE MOORE OBITUARIES| CONTINUED FROM B5 By Melissa HealyLos Angeles TimesIf you want to take a good stroll down memory lane, new research suggests youÂd better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend the most time standing up and moving. At every age, prolonged sitters show less thickness in the medial temporal lobe and the subregions that make it up, the study found. The prospect of thinning in the brainÂs medial temporal lobe should spark plenty of worry. Some loss of volume in this region occurs naturally as we age, and the result is poorer episodic memory Â„ the kind which brings to mind events in oneÂs past. But shrinkage of the brain and its memory centers becomes particularly pronounced in dementia, and thinning of the cortex probably contributes to that. Even before AlzheimerÂs disease steals memories, the condition begins to change the density and volume of the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex, memory-making structures that lie at the heart of the medial temporal lobe. The findings are based on interviews and tests of 35 cognitively healthy people between the ages of 45 and 75. Researchers at UCLAÂs Semel Institute and its Center for Cognitive Neurosciences queried the volunteers about their physical activity patterns and scanned their brains in an MRI. Then they gauged how self-reported sitting time or physical activity levels corresponded to thickness in these critical brain structures. The study subjects reported average sitting times of three to 15 hours a day. After adjusting for their subjectsÂ ages, the researchers found that every additional hour of average daily sitting was associated with a 2 percent decrease in the thickness of the medial temporal lobe. The research suggests that, compared to a person who sits for 10 hours a day, someone of the same age who typically sits for 15 hours would have a medial temporal lobe thatÂs 10 percent thinner. And that, said study leader Prabha Siddarth, represents a lot of missing brain. Neuroscientists frequently measure the brainÂs volume. But examining variations in the thickness of a particular structure is a more revealing way to look at differences among individuals, said Siddarth, a biostatistician and quantum chemist at UCLA. Imagine that you are removing the cortex of the brain, smoothing out its many folds (or sulci) and laying it flat on a table to measure its depth (which, in the medial temporal lobe, typically ranges from 2 to 3 millimeters, about the thickness of a pencil lead). Now, take that flattened brain tissue, fold it back up and pop it into place. That will help you appreciate that a 10 percent increase in thickness will translate into a structure thatÂs more densely packed with brain cells and the connections that lash them together. Study: Too much sitting could a ect your memorySedentary behavior is associated with a thinning of a part of the brain important for memory, new research suggests. [DREAMSTIME/TNS] HEALTH B6 4-3480 IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISOION IN RE: ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER MONROE SAPP Deceased NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Any and All Creditors, Unknown Adress(es), regarding the following real property: Parcel No. 00000000-00-5154-0000 Described as: Commence at the N.E. Corner of the NW of the NE of Section 36, Township 4 North, Range 15 West, thence East 73.0 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence South 373.07 feet, thence East 592.0 feet; thence North along the West right-of-way of State Road 79 373.07 feet: thence West 592 feet to Point of Beginning, and said parcel containing 5.07 Acres, more or less, and lying in Washington, County, Florida. Also identified as: 3021 Leavins Road, Bonifay, Florida 32425 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that petition for Summary Administration in Probate has been filed in this court. Your are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, on petitionerÂ’s attorney, whose name and address are: Zachary R. White, P.A., P.O. Box 5196, Tallahassee, FL 32314 on or before April 30, 2018, and to file the original of the written defenses with the clerk of this court either before service or immediately thereafter. Failure to serve and file written defenses as required may result in a judgment or order for the relief demanded, without further notice. Signed on this 29 day of March, 2018. Lora C Bell As Clerk of the Court By: JoAnn Hayes As Deputy Clerk First Publication on April 4, 2018 April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018 4-3493 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY CASE NO 672018CP00029 IN RE: ESTATE OF BRIAN K. OTSTOT, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BRIAN K. OTSTOT, deceased, Case Number 672018CP00029 is pending in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 647, Chipley, Florida 32428. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representativesÂ attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedentÂs estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedentÂs estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is April 18, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative Greg Wilson Greg Wilson Law, LLC P. O. Box 986 Chipley, FL 32428 850-600-7088 Florida Bar No 0641480 email@example.com Personal Representative JOANNE M. SHEA 15846 Larkspur St Orlando, FL 32828 April 18, 25, 2018 4-3497 Public Sale Tharp & Sons Mini Storage in Chipley, FL will hold a sale on these units for non-payment of rent, in accordance with the Fl. Statue Act 83-801-83-809. Tenants will have until May 8, 2018 to pay in full. NO CHECKS 1. Shawndra Holley, Chipley, FL 2. Bria Speights, Chipley, FL 3. WIlliam Byram, Chipley, FL 4. Linda Jensen, Marianna, FL 5. Christina Gunn, Chipley, FL 6. Martha Garvin, Chipley, FL 7. Brandon Brigham, Chipley, FL 8. Unknown Renters April 18 and 25, 2018 4-3506 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners in and for Washington County, Florida, will consider a proposed Ordinance to be titled as follows: AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE, INCLUDING ALL UPDATES OR AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OR AMENDMENT OF FEES REQUIRED FOR ALL PERMITS ISSUED UNDER SAID CODE AND THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, INCLUDING ALL UPDATES OR AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OR AMENDMENT OF FEES REQUIRED FOR ALL PERMITS ISSUED UNDER SAID CODE; PROVIDING AUTHORITY FOR THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The passage of the proposed Ordinance will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners, at their regular meeting at 9:00 A. M., C.S.T., on Thursday, the 24th day of May, 2018, at the County Commission Boardroom,1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be inspected by the public at the County CommissionersÂ Office in the Washington County Courthouse. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. WITNESS my Hand and Official Seal, this the 18th day of April, 2018. LORA C. BELL, Washington County Clerk April 25, 2018 5-3476 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given LARRY HIGHTOWER the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 11-00813 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 00-3136-0020 assessed to: KENNETH R & PAMELA E ADAMS Description of Property 30 1 14 2.3 OR 379 P 414 PARCEL DESC IN ORB 379 P 414 PARCELNO. 00000000-00-3136-0020. All of said property being located in the County of Washington, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such Certificate will be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley on May 16,2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk APRIL 18, 25, MAY 2,9, 2018 5-3507 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Notice is hereby given that LORA C. BELL, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida, will on June 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. CST, at the front of the Washington County Courthouse located at 1293 Jackson Avenue, Chipley, Florida in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, offer for sale, and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder, the following described real and personal property situated in Washington County, Florida: 27 3 13 40 OR 234 P 891 NE of NW , ORB 252 P 297, 298, OR 314 P 179, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA More particularly described as follows: THE NE OF NW OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 3 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER with existing or subsequently erected or affixed building, improvements and fixtures, all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances, all water, water rights, watercourses and ditch rights (including tock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights), and all other rights, royalties and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters.
Washington County News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 B B 7 7 NF-5036304 NF-5031562 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal Â Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning Â Emergency Tree Service Â Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291 Â 850-849-3825 ReadersÂ’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212 NF-5036305 NF-5031560 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available SANDWICHES SALADS SOUPSandwich Platters Available Call to order!Check our Daily special!Open Mon day Saturday 10-8 Sunday 11-3 1370-A N. Railroad Ave. | Chipley, FL850-676-4163 SlicedDeliChipley NF-5032762 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 driverÂ’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 Â“AÂ” 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 bachelorÂ’s degree in social work or a bachelorÂ’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 .mhrc.care 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 The Holmes County Board of County Commissionersis currently accepting applications for the full time/temporary position of Grader Operator, Road Maintenance Tech, and Heavy Equipment Operator For application contact Hannah Benton in the Holmes County CommissionerÂ’s Office at 850-547-1119 Please turn in completed applications to the County CommissionerÂ’s Office located at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425, no later than 2:00 pm on May 8, 2018. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure as to Count I of PlaintiffÂ’s Verified Amended Complaint in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is REGIONS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. RANDY MORRIS; RANDY MORRIS INC.; and CHARLYCE MORRIS, Defendants, and the docket number of which is 17-82CA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with the clerk of the court within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of this Honorable Court this 19 day of April 2018. LORA C. BELL CLERK OF COURT WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Tamara Dinjuan Deputy Clerk Counsel for Plaintiff: MEGAN F. FRY Florida Bar No. 0058608 CLARK PARTINGTON P. O. Box 13010 Pensacola, FL 32591-3010 Tel:850-434-9200 Fax:850-432-7340 Primary: firstname.lastname@example.org Secondary: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org April 25, May 2, 2018 5-3508 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2014-CA-000147 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. TRACEY Y. EDWARDS; STONEY IRIS LONG; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 19, 2018, and entered in Case No. 2014-CA-000147, of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and TRACEY Y. EDWARDS; STONEY IRIS LONG; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. LORA C. BELL, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, at 1331 South Blvd., Chipley in WASHINGTON County, FLORIDA 32428, at 11:00 A.M., on the 30 day of May, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT NUMBER 18 AND THE W 1/2 OF LOT 19, AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF RE-SUBDIVISION OF THE L. W. CROW ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA, ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING IN BLOCK 32, AS SHOWN ON THE L. W. MORDT PLAT OF CHIPLEY, FLORIDA AND BEING IN THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 13 WEST, WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19 day of April, 2018. LORA C. BELL As Clerk of said Court By Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, Florida 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: email@example.com April 25, May 2, 2018 Reliable Child Care Contact Mrs. Wanda (850) 638-8983 FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION CLARKÂ’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: Auctionzip.com Estatesale.com gotoauction.com FOR MORE INFORMATION: BRADLEY CLARK 850-718-6510 AU-4628 AB-03450 Garage Sale Rain or Shine. 7AM until. Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. Household furniture, tools, clothes, jewelry, Kitchen Wares and LOTS more. Hellfighters Clubhouse 884 Usery Road in Chipley. For more information visit the Chipley Hellfighters Facebook Page. AVIATION Work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others Start here with hands-on training for FAA Certification Financial Aid if qualified Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill! Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www .Norwood Sawmills.com or call (800)578-1363 Ext. 300N 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. PublisherÂ’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise Â“any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discriminationÂ” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. House for rent near Bonifay. $500/MO and $250/DEP. 850-526-6679. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 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. Real Estate Lake Property Liquidation Foreclosure Resale $39,900 Before Foreclosure sold for $137,900 Financing Available. Being sold off May 5th! Watch Video: www .LakeLotsClose out.com 877.712.3650 Florida Waterfront Marketing, LLC. Licensed Real Estate Broker. 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 Steve Hauling and Land ClearingLand clearing, fill dirt, rock and clay. Free estimates. 850-896-4237 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you donÂ’t have the room, Â“We DoÂ” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of TownsendÂ’s. Do You Need adependable-honestcaring-experienced home health provider or care giver. Then call Theresa 850-326-6054. References upon request. Retired Military family looking to do Lawn Maintenance! Call or text James at 850-703-1706 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. These tiny ads sell, hire, rent and inform for thousands of families each week.Let a little Classified ad do a big job for you. Need a helping hand? Advertise in the Help Wanted Section in the Classifieds! If you didnÂ’t advertise here, youÂ’re missing out on potential customers. Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains! Turn to classifiedÂ’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you!
B B 8 8 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Washington County News NF-5036119
The Weekly Advertiser | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 1 Volume 89 Number 17 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018NF-5036263 NF-5036304 NF-5031562 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal Â Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning Â Emergency Tree Service Â Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291 Â 850-849-3825 ReadersÂ’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212 NF-5036305 NF-5031560 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available SANDWICHES SALADS SOUPSandwich Platters Available Call to order!Check our Daily special!Open Mon day Saturday 10-8 Sunday 11-3 1370-A N. Railroad Ave. | Chipley, FL850-676-4163 SlicedDeliChipley NF-5032762 NF-1180398 The Florida Department of Health in Bay, Washington, and Holmes Counties presents:When it comes to diabetes self-management education is the key! Studies show that people who are educated in lifestyle change may better manage blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of complications. Let us help you take charge of your health; call us to schedule diabetes self-management education.The Diabetes Services Program For more information or to enroll call: DOH-Bay 850-252-9656 DOH-Holmes 850-547-8500 Ext. 267 DOH-Washington 850-638-6240 Ext. 150 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 driverÂ’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 Â“AÂ” 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 bachelorÂ’s degree in social work or a bachelorÂ’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 .mhrc.care 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 The Holmes County Board of County Commissionersis currently accepting applications for the full time/temporary position of Grader Operator, Road Maintenance Tech, and Heavy Equipment Operator For application contact Hannah Benton in the Holmes County CommissionerÂ’s Office at 850-547-1119 Please turn in completed applications to the County CommissionerÂ’s Office located at 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425, no later than 2:00 pm on May 8, 2018. Holmes County is a Drug-Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Reliable Child Care Contact Mrs. Wanda (850) 638-8983 FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION CLARKÂ’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: Auctionzip.com Estatesale.com gotoauction.com FOR MORE INFORMATION: BRADLEY CLARK 850-718-6510 AU-4628 AB-03450 Garage Sale Rain or Shine. 7AM until. Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. Household furniture, tools, clothes, jewelry, Kitchen Wares and LOTS more. Hellfighters Clubhouse 884 Usery Road in Chipley. For more information visit the Chipley Hellfighters Facebook Page. AVIATION Work with JetBlue, United, Delta and others Start here with hands-on training for FAA Certification Financial Aid if qualified Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-242-2649 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00-MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill! Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www .Norwood Sawmills.com or call (800)578-1363 Ext. 300N Hiring Experienced Shingle LayersSerious inquries only Call 850-547-2934 Outdoor work male/female. For details call 850-547-9357. 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. PublisherÂ’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise Â“any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discriminationÂ” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. House for rent near Bonifay. $500/MO and $250/DEP. 850-526-6679. Steve Hauling and Land ClearingLand clearing, fill dirt, rock and clay. Free estimates. 850-896-4237 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you donÂ’t have the room, Â“We DoÂ” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of TownsendÂ’s. Do You Need adependable-honestcaring-experienced home health provider or care giver. Then call Theresa 850-326-6054. References upon request. Retired Military family looking to do Lawn Maintenance! Call or text James at 850-703-1706 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. Turn to classifiedÂ’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains!
2 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | The Weekly Advertiser
The Weekly Advertiser | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3 NF-5036004 SweepstakesandPhoto CONTEST PhotoSweepstakes Winningandotherphotoswillbepublishedtheweek ofMotherÂsDayintheWashingtonCountyNewsand HolmesCountyTimes-Advertiserplusdisplayedonline inthecontestphotogallery.Thereisnofeetoenter.Seerulesandpoliciesonthecontestentrypageor attheWashingtonCountyNews,1364N.RailroadAve.,Chipley,FLIncelebrationofMotherÂsDay,weinviteyouto shareyourphotoswithusofanywomanyouwould liketoseerecognizedforbeingaspecialwomanin yourlife.Yourselfincluded!PLUSyouÂllautomaticallybeenteredtowingreatprizes!Beapartofthis heart-feltpromotionand honoryourspecialMom! Showthemhowmuchyoucare. Gotochipleypaper.com/conteststosubmityourphotos. EnterNowthroughThursday,May4,2017Sponsoredby: ENTER NOW THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 L A K E P R O P E R T Y LAKE PROPERTY L I Q U I D A T I O N E V E N T LIQUIDATION EVENT F O R E C L O S U R E R E S A L E S FORECLOSURE RESALES L A K E V I E W & L A K E F R O N T L O T S LAKEVIEW & LAKEFRONT LOTS MAY 5TH at 10 AM PRICES FROM $34,900 CALL 877-712-3650 WATCH THE VIDEO LakeLotsCloseout.comNF-5032765 NF-5032767 Donate A Boat D o n a t e A B o a t or Car Today! o r C a r T o d a y Â2-Night Free Vacation!ÂŽ Â 2 N i g h t F r e e V a c a t i o n ÂŽ www.boatangel.com 8 0 0 7 0 0 B O A T 800-700-BOAT(2628)sponsored by boat angel outreach centers STOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. www.charloscountryliving.com 850-209-8847 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. Real Estate Lake Property Liquidation Foreclosure Resale $39,900 Before Foreclosure sold for $137,900 Financing Available. Being sold off May 5th! Watch Video: www .LakeLotsClose out.com 877.712.3650 Florida Waterfront Marketing, LLC. Licensed Real Estate Broker. 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 Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains!
4 Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | The Weekly Advertiser NF-5036107 PRICES GOOD APRIL 25 THRU MAY 1, 2018 $ 3 38 85 Â¢ 77 Â¢ $ 1 95 $ 3 48 $ 1 77 $ 2 88 85 Â¢ $ 5 77 $ 3 77 $ 5 99 $ 1 96 85 Â¢ $ 2 77 $ 2 68 USDA Choice Beef,Boneless TOP SIRLOIN STEAKS Per Lb Family Pk Sanderson Farms FRYER DRUMSTICKS OR THIGHS Per Lb Jumbo Pk Bar-S JUMBO MEAT FRANKS 1 Lb Pkg Bar-S COOKED OR HONEY HAM 1 Lb Pkg Jimmy Dean BREAKFAST SANDWICHES 4 Ct Carolina Pride ROPE SAUSAGE 14 Oz Pkg Smitheld PREMIUM BACON 12 Oz Pkg Armour BASIC LUNCHMAKERS All Varieties, 2.6 Oz Tennessee Pride SAUSAGE PATTIES 40 Oz Box Johnsonville FRESH PREMIUM BRATS 19 Oz Pkg Nature's Best PEELED & DEVEINED COOKED SHRIMP 41/50 Ct, 1 Lb Pkg Fresh Lean Premium ST. LOUIS PORK RIBS Per Lb Fresh Lean Premium BONE-IN SIRLOIN PORK CHOPS Per Lb Family Pk USDA Select Beef Boneless SIRLOIN TIP ROAST Per Lb USDA Select Beef Boneless STEW MEAT Per Lb Family Pk1264 CHURCH AVENUE Â CHIPLEY, FL Â 324286AM-7PM Â 7 Days a Week Â 850-638-1751WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT TYPOGRAPHICAL AND PICTORAL ERRORS. QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED. NONE SOLD TO DEALERS. WE DO NOT AC CEPT INTERNET PRINTED COUPONS.EBT Cardholders and WIC Vouchers Welcomed. Most Major Credit Cards Accepted $ 1 77 85 Â¢ 38 Â¢ $ 1 98 55 Â¢ 58 Â¢ 2 /$ 7 3 / 99 Â¢ Farm Grown BUTTER GOLD POTATOES 5 Lb Bag MINI PEELED BABY CARROTS 1 Lb Bag Farm Fresh RIPE BANANAS Per Lb Farm Fresh RIPE AVOCADOES 6 Ct Bag Tropical SWEET RIPE MANGOES Each First of the Season Georgia Grown VIDALIA ONIONS Per Lb Farm Fresh SWEET RIPE SEEDLESS WATERMELONS Each Farm Grown YELLOW, WHITE OR BI-COLOR CORN IN HUSK Each Cap'n Crunch Cereals Select Varieties 11.5-14 Oz Box Faygo Soft Drinks 12 Pk Cans Simply Orange Juice 59 Oz Btl Castleberry Hot Dog Chili 4.6 Oz Can Hunt's Squeeze Ketchup 24 Oz Btl Kool-Aid Kool Bursts 6 Pk Smuckers Grape Jelly 32 Oz Jar Kraft Salad Dressings 16 Oz Btl Piggly Wiggly Vegetable Oil 48 Oz Btl Cool Whip Frozen Topping 8 Oz Ctnr Piggly Wiggly Sandwich Bread 20 Oz Loaf Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 Gal Ctn Crystal Farms American Cheese Individually Wrapped Sliced 12 Oz Pkg Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce Mushroom, Traditional, Meat, Garlic Herb 24 Oz Can Angel Soft Bath Tissue 12 Dbl Roll Natural Light Beer 18 Pk Cans $ 1 98 2 / $ 3 88 Â¢ 58 Â¢ $ 4 88 $ 1 65 77 Â¢ $ 4 95 $ 7 75 $ 1 95 4 / $ 9 $ 2 44 44 Â¢ 88 Â¢ 95 Â¢ 2 / $ 3 Our Beef is USDA Select or Higher. COST PLUS 10% OF CHIPLEY, FL Text GOGRO to 1-844764-6476 to get the smartphone app!iPhone and Android GoGro Special Deal Every Week!