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** Submit your Mothers Day photos | A10 Volume 95 Number 8 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A7 NASCAR ..................A12 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 Classifieds ............B7-B8 @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 ¢ chipleypaper.com Washington County A10Nurses Week: NFCH recognizes Diane FinchB1Worm fiddlin takes off at Caryville festival! Wednesday, May 9, 2018 By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comVERNON A water line problem on State Road 79 is threatening water quality for residents and businessesfrom Moss Hill Road to Roche Avenue.The line, which was laid about two weeks ago by contracting company Gulf Coast Utility Contractors out of Panama City, was not connected to other lines properly, officials said, resulting in debris and other foreign materials enter-ing the water line.Its got to be connected in,Ž Public Works Director Ronald Wood told the council at Monday nights workshop. They turn over water to the residents, we dont have no control over what they got going on out there.ŽCity crews have been flushing lines and trying to resolve the problem ever since it was laid, officials said.Were working with the state now to get that fixed,Ž said City Clerk Tracy Walker. With the problems that were having, were trying to figure out what we can do to fix it.ŽCouncil member Gary Owens directed Wood to contact the Department of Environmental Protection in order to get a plan-of-action established. The department took water samples Monday for testing, but results were not available by time of press early Tuesday.According to a number of people who chimed-in on the issue, including council City addresses water line issue on SR 79By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ Doing a good deed this weekend can be as easy as lifting the flag on your mailbox.National Association of Letter Carriers 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday. Participa-tion is as simple as loading a sack with nonperishable items and hanging them on the mailbox or placing them inside or beside it.The food collected is dis-tributed to local food banks.Its definitely helping the local people need and its the brotherly thing to do,Ž said Gale Stacy, Supervisor of Customer Service at Chipleys branch of U.S. Postal Service. Were blessed and if we can help others in this small way, its a good opportunity and makes it convenient for people to donate.ŽAlthough Stacy couldnt immediately recall the amount of pounds collected last year, she said donations had dwindled over the years and hopes this year „ with more advance advertising „ the word would get out and more people will help stamp out hunger.ŽHead clerk at the Bonifay office Misty Erickson recalls a year the community donated Stamp Out Hunger is SaturdayNational Association of Letter Carriers will collect food donations on Saturday routes. Staff ReportSAN DESTIN „ Sen. George Gainer, R-Panama City, was honored Friday with two awards for his efforts this past legislative session to protect home rule, which supports local governmental entities governing themselves.Gainer won the Clay Ford Legislator of the Year award from the Northwest Florida League of Cities and Legislative Appreciation Award from the Florida League of Cities, a news release from his office stated. He received the awards Friday night during the Northwest Florida League of Cities Summer meeting at Sandestin Resort in Miramar Beach.As someone who served as a county commissioner for 16 years, I fully understand that the government closest to the people is the most responsive to the needs of our citizens,Ž Gainer stated in the release. During my two years in the senate, Ive been shocked to see that many of my colleagues believe all of the answers to Floridas problems come from Tallahassee. Gainer honored for his defense of home ruleSen. George Gainer, R-Panama City, was presented Friday with the prestigious Clay Ford Legislator Award Friday by Northwest Florida League of Cities and the Legislative Appreciation Award from the Florida League of Cities for his efforts this past legislative session to protect home rule. [SPECIAL TO WCN/HCTA] On behalf of Floridas 412 cities and thousands of municipal o cials, both elected and appointed, the Florida League of Cities and its advocacy team are proud to recognize this home rule advocate for his continued support. Senator Gainers dedication to and support of home rule is incredible, and we owe him a great deal of thanks.Ž Scott DudleyBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY At 77 years old, Jean Walton did not imagine seeing a century plant bloom in her lifetime.But in her yard today stands a 20-foot flowering stem.Id always been fascinated about hearing about them,Ž said Walton, who moved to the area from a northern state about 22 years ago. And when that one started coming out, I thought what is that „ because I only saw a little stubble. Blooming century plantAt 77 years old, Jean Walton did not imagine seeing a century plant bloom in her lifetime. But in her yard today stands a 20-foot ” owering stem. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS]See GAINER, A7 Local woman is at awe at the sight of a towering century plant in her yard, lifetimeSee WATER, A2 See PLANT, A2 See STAMP, A2

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** A2 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County NewsHead Clerk Misty Erickson, head clerk at the U.S. Post Of“ ce in Bonifay, and city carrier Mandi Majors stand in front of the post of“ ce Monday to promote the National Association of Letter Carriers 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which will be held Saturday. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK I thought dont tell me Ill get to see „ in my time „ Ill get to see one!Ž The plant is found in Mexico and the most southern states scaling from coast to coast from California to Florida and is native to those areas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Walton has two century plants in her yard, only one preparing to bloom. The large aloe-like leaves on the rosette cast shadows on her head Monday morning and the plants flowering stem rivaled the height of a cedar tree just a few feet away.The plant blooms once in its lifetime. Although it does not live 100 years, as its name suggests, it takes about 10 to 25 years for the plant to flower.I just feel it was meant for a blessing for me. Ive been through so much sickness, surgeries and family deaths,Ž Walton said. And at 77 (years old), to be able to see this, to me, its just a miracle.ŽWith the help of a family member, Walton estimated the flowering stem is about 20 feet tall. She said the growth happened between April 3 and May 7. According to the USDA, the plant can grow as high as 40 feet.Once it blooms, the flowering stem will fall and the plant will die. However, sev-eral century plants will remain present, seeded from the rosette. I just feel blessed,Ž Walton added. I had to pray and thank God that he let me have the chance to see it while I was still here.Ž PLANTFrom Page A1members, the water in the area is murky with different debris and generally unsafe to consume. And, according to officials, the problem is getting worse. An out-of-county business owner who did not want to be named had brought up the water line and quality issue nearing the end of the meeting. He said he was spending about $75 a day on bottled water at his restau-rant located on the Vernon main street.While the council told him the city will compensate him for the bottled water expense, the busi-ness owner said "I just want to press the issue so that they will understand."In other business, City Clerk Tracy Walker notified the council the city would protest the $1,375 bill the Department of Economic Opportunity sent to City of Vernon for compensation after an unemployment claim filed by DEO and former City Clerk Michelle Cook was dropped after the city made a counter appeal. Council member Gary Owens told the council that he planned to schedule a meeting with Senator George Gainer and Representative Brad Drake to discuss the dying down of FEMA funds apparently awarded to the City for a 2013 flood. He said the money has been stalled.Also, Walker informed the council the City would be moving its payday to reflect its Thursday to Friday payroll. Whereas the City is currently issuing paychecks on Wednes-day, it will change the pay day to Friday. Walker announced via email Tuesday morning The City of Vernon will be con-ducting routine "smoke tests" throughout next week in order identify any issues in its water and sewer system.Vernon City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive. WATERFrom Page A1 3,500 pounds of food. However, she too has noticed a need for more support.It seems like every year it kind of dwindles down,Ž she said, noting about 1,500 pounds collected more recently.The further out we can get the word out, it seems to help theyll leave food out,Ž Erickson added.Post Master Larry Fern, who has worked for the postal service for 12 years, said the small gesture of kindness has its reward. He said as a former carrier he had always associated it with Mothers Day my Mothers Day drive because its always done the day before Mothers Day.ŽHis shoulders would be sore from lifting innumer-able bags of food donations on his route. It was worth he said.Just to help others, people in need,Ž Fern said. It makes you feel good to help others.ŽAll food donations for the drive are tax-deductible. As charities are the recipients, the charity not the postal service must be listed on your tax forms in order to receive credit. The top requested nonper-ishable goods, according to NALC are: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, canned meals (such as soups, chili and pasta), 100% juice, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, canned protein (tuna, chicken and turkey), beans (canned or dry). You also can donate healthy, low-sodium, low-sugar items such as beans, oatmeal and other whole grains, and canola or olive oil. STAMPFrom Page A1Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday. National Association of Letter Carriers will collect food donations on Saturday routes. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS]

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** A4 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ eld@chipleypaper.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick jbostick@chipleypaper.com, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: news@chipleypaper.com Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197 Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett ANOTHER VIEW The work journalists do is more important than ever. Our republic simply cannot endure without an informed electorate. Voters, who ultimately call the shots, need access to information that is accurate and presented as objectively as possible. The struggle of newspapers in a digital age has made it more difficult for citizens to obtain accurate information. At the same time, some elements of our society have been striving to weaken the First Amendment. Politicians, meanwhile, have taken to attacking „ often in the most vituperative terms „ those who disagree with them. Our president has adopted that corrosive practice, targeting journalists as among his political enemies. These politicians seem to forget that our representative democracy relies on civility, mutual respect and a willingness to set aside fanatical hatreds, since one side or the other must be allowed to govern, according to the will of the people as expressed in elections. All this makesthe recentWhite House Correspondents Association dinner a particularly sad event. A performance by a comedian named Michelle Wolf was so vulgar and one-sided that it further debased our political culture and surely damaged the publics perception of journalists. Some comics argued such attacks are the whole point of the correspondents dinner and that no one should object. But several women journalists complained that Ms. Wolfs grossly insulting comments about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and aide Kellyanne Conway, delivered while they sat with pained expressions, seemed extraordinarily cruel. Ms. Wolf also used the p-word, mocked the presidents supposed performance in bed, and joked crudely about abortion. Individual Republicans were overwhelmingly her target. There was plenty of laughter in the room, but many people in the Heartland no doubt perceived the event as one more display of elites in Washington, clad in tuxedos and gowns, who harbor contempt for them and their values „ snobs who employ the First Amendment to bully and trash anyone who disagrees with them. That was hardly the message journalists should be sending. Bloombergs Margaret Talev, president of the correspondents association, expressed regret. The program was meant to offer a unifying message about our common commitment to a vigorous and free press while honoring civility, great reporting and scholarship winners, not to divide people,Ž she said. Unfortunately, the entertainers monologue was not in the spirit of that mission.Ž As viciousness increasingly characterizes our public debate, Americans might do well to ponder Abraham Lincolns advice about persuading people to change their minds. [K]ind, unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and a true maxim, that a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall. ... If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend,Ž he said. But assume to dictate to his judgment ... or to mark him as one to be shunned and despised, and he will retreat within himself, close all the avenues to his head and his heart; and though your cause be naked truth itself, transformed to the heaviest lance, harder than steel, and sharper than steel can be made, and though you throw it with more than Herculean force and precision, you shall be no more be able to pierce him, than to penetrate the hard shell of a tortoise with a rye straw.Ž A version of this editorial first appeared in the Providence (R.I.) Journal, a sister paper with GateHouse Media.Wrong message at journalists dinnerThe Mexican and Canadian governments are pushing the White House to step up the North American Free Trade Agreement's renegotiation pace and to conclude talks in May. Dubbed NAFTA 2.0, President Trump must proceed cautiously lest he open up the U.S. labor market to a new flood of employment-authorized visa holders. NAFTA, which went into force on January 1, 1994, created the Treaty NAFTA (TN) visa, a nonimmigrant temporary employment-based visa through which an unlimited inflow of allegedly high-skilled workers can legally enter the U.S. The TN is valid for a not-so-temporary three years, and renewable indefinitely. TN visas are part of a much larger group of employmentbased visas like the H-1B, J-1, L-1 and Optional Practical Training (OPT) that, in the aggregate, have paved the way for hundreds of thousands of overseas workers to displace Americans. Since NAFTA is a congressionally approved treaty, the TN visa is beyond the Department of Homeland Security's purview, meaning U.S. officials have no vetting authority. The definition of high-skill is, as visa critics point out, often liberally interpreted to the detriment of American workers. And Congress hasn't authorized an analysis that would review the TN's effect on American workers and industries. The problem of the everincreasing arrival of foreign-born workers on the TN and other visas poses important questions about national sovereignty. According to the Congressional Research Service, foreign nationals can enter the U.S. on 24 major nonimmigrant visa categories, and more than 70 specific types of nonimmigrant visas are currently issued. Many of these visa categories are employmentbased. Others that don't provide legal work authorization, like the B-1 temporary business visitor visa, have been unscrupulously used by employers and their subcontractors for hiring purposes. Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley has grave concerns about the effect more TN visas would have on American workers. In his letter to U.S. Representative Robert Lighthizer, President Trump's chief NAFTA 2.0 negotiator Grassley, citing a State Department report, wrote that in 2016, 14,768 TN visas were issued along with 9,762 TD visas for spouses and children. In 2015, another 13,093 were approved, and in 2014, yet another 11,207. For the threeyear period, Grassley pointed out, a total of 39,068 TN visas had been issued, mostly to Mexican workers. While Canadian workers aren't required to formally apply for a TN, an estimated 100,000 Canadian nationals work in the U.S. Grassley asked that Lighthizer evaluate whether the admittance of unlimited temporary workers under a multinational trade agreement, as opposed to through existing statutory and regulatory frameworks that the State, Homeland Security and Labor Departments have established for other worker visa categories, serves America's best interests. But since Congress stubbornly refuses to evaluate the H-1B's consequences on the American labor force, Grassley is unlikely to have his wish for a TN review granted, especially since the pro-immigration lobby, big business and Wall Street endorse the TN. At different times during the NAFTA 2.0 talks, President Trump has said that in exchange for any deal he might agree to, Mexico must help to stop drug trafficking and to stem illegal immigration. But the president said nothing about TN visas. Most Americans know that millions of illegal immigrants, either border crossers or visa overstays, live in the U.S. But only a microscopic percentage could talk knowledgeably about employment visa categories and the harm they do to the domestic labor market. During the NAFTA 2.0 conversations, more critical focus should be put on excessive visa issuance and its consequences on U.S. workers.NAFTA 2.0 Poses Major Threats to U.S. WorkersLiberal rip-off business Starbucks, which made its money opening stores in only affluent neighborhoods (aka redlining), all but criedrecently when one of its stores in Philadelphia had two African-American, non-paying customers arrested. The situation got heated when the men were arrested, but thank goodness a quick-thinking Starbucks regular was able to calm everyone with the soothing sounds of a nearby Kenny G CD. The incident illustrated the heightened racial divide of the last decade. White people couldnt believe black people cant use the restroom and sit in a Starbucks as long as they like. And black people learned how much whites are willing to pay for a cup of coffee. At $9 per cup of some fancy latte drink, Starbucks stores are so white they look like a Brigham Young University study hall„ except they sell caffeine. Many Starbucks customers who saw the incident got angry. And imagine how much it takes to anger customers who regularly pay $8 for coffee they have to go fix up themselves and which they could make at home for 50 cents. Starbucks capitulated quickly, I am sure, paying off the two guys and saying it was closing 8,000 stores for racial sensitivity training. 8,000 stores! Thats like three blocks worth of Starbucks in Manhattan. Where will white people without offices sit all day? When they reopen, Id hate to be the first person to order a cup of coffee black.Ž Expect a lecture. Now baristas at 8,000 Starbucks stores, who have nose-rings, ironic tattoos and $50K in student loan debt from their Gender Studies degrees, get to be lectured on race so they can then lecture customers on race. That is the mission statement of Starbucks: overcharge for coffee while lecturing customers that they are racist. It is called the Insult to InjuryŽ program. Starbucks has always been leftist-politically active. Management said they were going to hire 10,000 refugees when Trump instigated his ban on travelers from terrorist countries. Imagine how they would misspell their names on their coffee cups. They have a hard time with American names. A friend of mine told his Starbucks barista his name was Marc with a C.Ž The guy promptly wrote CarkŽ on his cup. The good news is, I have heard of guys who cannot remember a dates name andthe next morning taking her to Starbucks so she has to say her name again as a reminder. I thought Starbucks solved the racism problem a few years ago when it launched the Race TogetherŽ campaign. Remember that stellar program where baristas wrote a provocative statement on cups to start a conversationŽ on race relations? The Starbuck stops here J o e G u z z a r d i Joe Guzzardi Ron Hart

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 A7 LOCAL & STATECFO Patronis' Press OfficeTALLAHASSEE … During National Arson Awareness Week, recog-nized May 6-12, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Mar-shal Jimmy Patronis calls on all Floridians to report suspicious activity and be on the lookout for those who attempt to commit arson-related crimes.Arson-related crimes can destroy property, put lives at risk and arsonfor-profit schemes are one of the factors that can drive up insurance rates,Ž said CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis. In 2017 alone, 1,004 of the 3,695 fires my office responded to were arsonrelated. These fires caused 62 injuries, 38 fatalities, and approximately $23.4 million in property damage. Community awareness and engagement is essen-tial in our fight against this deadly and costly crime.ŽTo report arson, call 1-877-No-Arson (1-877-662-7766). Tips that lead directly to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a $5,000 reward. Information can be pro-vided anonymously.The Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations is a law enforcement branch of CFO Patronis Division of Investigative and Forensic Services and conducts fire, arson, and explosives investigations as well as other related criminal investigations statewide.Arson Awareness Week in Florida is part of a nationwide initiative to educate the public on the important role of community arson awareness and how it can and does play an important role in preventing this dangerous crime.CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis calls communities to Help Stop ArsonPatronis I couldnt disagree more. Im honored to receive these awards will continue to fight to pre-vent state government from infringing on the rights of our cities and counties.Ž According to the Flor-ida Leagues of Cities, Legislative Apprecia-tion Award recipients are legislators who advocate on behalf of its member cities time after time. Award recipients help prevent unfunded man-dates and work to allow local cities to best serve their citizens.On behalf of Floridas 412 cities and thousands of municipal officials, both elected and appointed, the Florida League of Cities and its advocacy team are proud to recognize this home rule advocate for his continued support,Ž said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. Senator Gainers dedication to and support of home rule is incredible and we owe him a great deal of thanks.ŽSenator Gainer was elected to the Florida Senate in 2016 and rep-resents District 2 serving Northwest Florida. He serves as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Appropriations Transportation, Tourism and Economic Develop-ment Subcommittee, and the Senate Banking and Insurance C ommittee. GAINERFrom Page A1 SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPER.COM

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** A8 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Jim HeintzThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ Vladimir Putin on Monday launched his fourth term as president with an ambitious call to vault Russia into the top five global economies by developing its technological products and agricultural exports.Putin, who has sought to restore Russias military and diplomatic prominence on the world stage, focused almost entirely on domestic issues in his speech after taking the oath of office in a vast, vaulted Kremlin hall glittering with gold leaf.Improving the economy following a recession partly linked to international sanc-tions will be a primary goal of his next six-year term, Putin said.Russia should be modern and dynamic, it should be ready to accept the call of the times,Ž he said in his inaugu-ration speech to thousands of guests standing in three halls of the Grand Kremlin Palace.Putin later issued an extensive decree calling for acceleration of the technological development of the Russian FederationŽ and cre-ation of a high-performance export-oriented sector in the basic sectors of the economy, primarily in manufacturing and the agro-industrial sector.ŽThe 65-year-old former KGB agent, who has led Russia for all of the 21st century either as president or prime minister, has been criticized for inadequate efforts to diversify the economy from its dependence on oil and gas exports or develop the manu-facturing sector.Russias economy was hit hard by low world oil prices and sanctions connected to Moscows 2014 annexation of Crimea and military involvement in the separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine, with the ruble losing half its value between 2014 and 2016.The country recorded an anemic improvement in 2017, with gross domestic product rising 1.5 percent and the ruble recovering some of its value. But the currency dropped about 8 percent again last month after new U.S. sanctions.In the decree, he foresaw Russia becoming one of the worlds top five economies by the end of his term in 2024. That would require boost-ing GDP by some 50 percent; Russia currently places about 12th in rankings of world economies.Putin made only a brief reference to global affairs in his speech, saying Russia is a strong, active, influential participant in international life. The security and defense capability of the country is reliably ensured. We will give these matters the necessary constant attention.ŽHe acknowledged that the challenges facing Russia were formidable but we all remember well that, for more than 1,000 years of history, Russia has often faced epochs of turmoil and trials, and has always revived as a Phoenix, reached heights that others could not.ŽPutin vows to boost Russian economy NATION & WORLDRussian president begins fourth term by pushing economical relief, developmentVladimir Putin, center, speaks Monday during his inauguration ceremony for a new term as Russias president, with Constitutional Court Chairman Valery Zorkin, left, and Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Federation Council, Russian parliaments upper chamber, right, next to him in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. [ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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** A10 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County News Staff ReportCARYVILLE„ Washington County Council on Aging Caryville Senior Center celebratedits fifth anniversarywith a speciallunch gatheringand fellowship. Members from the Ebro group joinedother guests special to Caryville seniors. Members addressed the group to share something about themselves in order to get to know each other better.WCCOA Caryville center celebrates 5 yearsStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ In recog-nition of National Nurses Week, one local hospital highlighted the achieve-ments of one of its nurses.Northwest Florida Community Hospitals Wound Healing Institute recognized nurse Diana Finch in honor of the national observance which is held May 6-12. Finch recently attained certifica-tion from the Baro-medical Nurses Association as a Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse. According to the Baromedical Nurses Association, CHRN signifies that a registered nurse has made the com-mitment to provide the best possible care for hyperbaric patients and understands the value of education in the hyper-baric community.She received her nursing degree and began her career at NFCH in 1997 and moved into the posi-tion of clinical manager at the institute since its 2010 opening.Im amazed at the bodys ability to heal itself,Ž Finch said, but sometimes it needs a little help.ŽThe Wound Healing Institute offers the only accredited hyperbaric oxygen therapy program between Pensacola and Orlando. The institute provides healing outcomes for patients experiencing diabetic, venous, or pressure ulcers, surgical wounds, burns, and any other wounds that are not healing normally. Hospi-tal officials urge anyone experiencing any of the aforementioned maladies, to contact the institute for care.Local nurse recognized for achievements, contributionsWashington County News and Holmes County Times-Adver-tiser wants you to send in your photos from Mother's Day to be featured in our upcoming editions. From selfies to intimately captured moments, send your entries to: photos@chipleypaper.com.Submit your Mothers Day photos By Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ Falling Waters State Park celebrated womens healthlast weekend with the second annual Squir-rels, Girl, & Pearls event.The event kicked off at 10 a.m. and ran through 3 p.m., featuring beauty and household vendors, crafters, artists, food, antiques, and plants.Falling Waters State Park holds Squirrels, Girls and PearlsOwen Draayom helps his mom, Kimberly Draayom sell jewelry at the Squirrels, Girls and Pearls event at Falling Waters State Park on Saturday.[DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Community Events If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: news@ chipleypaper.com WCPL to host a craft classSUNNY HILLS/CHI-PLEY … The Washington County Public Library will host a craft class at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Sunny Hills Library and at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 11 at the Chi-pley Library. The craft at the Sunny Hills Library will focus on creating stationery. The craft at the Chipley Library will be a Mothers Day themed craft. Supplies are limited. For more information or to register for a class call 850-638-1314. WCPL continues classes on disaster preparednessCHIPLEY … The Wash-ington County Public Library will hold the last class in a series on disas-ter preparedness at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10. This class will focus on stocking your goodie bag, also known as a Get Out of Dodge in Emergencies bagŽ. For more informa-tion call 850-638-1314. COMMUNITY EVENTS National Nurses Week is May 6-12.Members of the Washington County Council on Aging in Caryville celebrated the “ fth anniversary of the center with members from other county centers. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Finch Event highlights womens health COMMUNITY

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** A12 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County NewsFeb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana (Martin Truex) March 26: STP 500 at Martinsville (Clint Bowyer) April 8: OReilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas (Kyle Busch) April 15: Food City 500 at Bristol (Kyle Busch) April 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Kyle Busch) April 29: Geico 500 at Talladega (Joey Logano) May 6: AAA 400 at Dover (Kevin Harvick) May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas May 19: All-Star Race at Charlotte May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte June 3: Pocono 400 June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky July 22: New Hampshire 301 July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400 Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead NASCAR THIS WEEKFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesCUP STANDINGS WHATS ON TAP QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answersGODWINS PICKS FOR KANSAS 2018 SCHEDULE AND WINNERS 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Can he keep the top spot away from Kyle? KYLE BUSCH Rare mechanical gremlin bumps him to No. 2 JOEY LOGANO Cant “ nd Kansas on a map CLINT BOWYER Can probably “ nd Kansas on a map MARTIN TRUEX JR. Fourth at Dover; back in gear? BRAD KESELOWSK I Mr. Hunch likes him this KURT BUSCH Mr. Steady (go “ gure) KYLE LARSON Not a good record at Kansas RYAN BLANEY Kinda shook off minislump at Dover DENNY HAMLIN Will “ nish “ fth this weekend The Daytona Beach News-Journals Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.com ken.willis@news-jrnl.comMOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTLets dissect Jimmie Johnsons amazing career. Oh, wait, its not over. Tune in online at www.news-journalonline. com/daytonamotormouths THREE THINGS TO WATCHDOVER THREE THINGS WE LEARNEDWhere does Matt Kenseth “ nish at Kansas in his NASCAR return? GODSPEAK: I think Matt storms in like a hurricane and nabs a top-“ ve “ nish. OK, maybe more like a Kansas duster and a top-10 result. KENS CALL: Some might be looking for theatrics, but remember, this is Mild Matt. Lets say 16th, which isnt bad for the No. 6 team.Daniel Suarez on a mini-roll. Is a win coming? GODSPEAK: Daniel will be one of three “ rst-time winners in 2018. Go ahead and chalk it up. KENS CALL: Not sure if well see three “ rst-time winners in 2018, but I think hell break through this year. CLINT BOWYER VS. KEVIN HARVICK: The drivers are teammates at Stewart-Haas Racing, but Harvick teased Bowyer all weekend to get into his mind, knowing their Fords were almost equal. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: Harvick admitted the jabbing might bite him on race day. I've talked so much trash to him all weekend and ƒ he told me that the karma train is going to run me over,Ž Harvick said. WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. REST OF TOP 5: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano FIRST ONE OUT: Erik Jones DARK HORSE: Chase Elliott DONT BE SURPRISED IF: Truex shines now that the Cup Series is back to the 1.5-mile tracks.So long, Jimmie?While no one shouldve expected Jimmie Johnson to maintain his amazing career pace deep into his 40s, this ongoing slowdown is starting to look like a possible shutdown. It happens to all of them eventually. Jimmie hasnt led a lap all season. Not one. This didnt just happen. In the last 19 races of 2017, he led in just two of them, so its twice in his past 30 starts. That sounds like more than a mere slump.ŽHowd Hershel do?The good news: 90-year-old Hershel McGriff “ nished 18th in a 100-lap K&N West race last weekend in Tucson, Ariz. Yes, there were only 18 entries, but lets overlook that. He “ nished 94 of the 100 laps. Best of all, after all these years, we learned that Hershel is adept at the slide trombone. If you havent seen video of him playing the pre-race national anthem, go “ nd it. Truly amazing. 1. Kyle Busch 466 2. Joey Logano 444 3. Kevin Harvick 426 4. Clint Bowyer 380 5. Brad Keselowski 365 6. Kurt Busch 358 7. Ryan Blaney 346 8. Denny Hamlin 344 9. Martin Truex Jr. 340 10. Kyle Larson 307 11. Aric Almirola 304 12. Jimmie Johnson 268 13. Erik Jones 253 14. Alex Bowman 252 15. Chase Elliott 241 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 239 17. Daniel Suarez 234 18. William Byron 225 19. Austin Dillon 221 20. Ryan Newman 218 CUP SERIES: KC Masterpiece 400 SITE: Kansas Speedway (1.5-mile oval) TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 6:30 p.m.). Saturday, race (Fox Sports 1, coverage begins at 7 p.m.; green ” ag, 8:15 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: 37 Kind Days 250 SITE: Kansas Speedway TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.), race (Fox Sports 1, 8:30 p.m.)1. All eyes on MattAfter being dismissed by Joe Gibbs Racing after the 2017 season, some thought we would never see Matt Kenseth in a stock car again. That changes this week as Kenseth takes the wheel of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford. I think its a good challenge for me that Im looking forward to, and not just the driving part but a lot of the rest of it, too; get in there, get my hands dirty,Ž Kenseth said.2. Kansas showdownIt still doesnt mean much at this point of the season, but the top three favorites to win the Cup Series championship this season have won the past four races at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. is riding a two-race winning streak at Kansas. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick each won one Kansas race in 2016. Kansas (Race 12) will mark the end of the “ rst third of the Cup schedule.3. Fading fast?Jimmie Johnson has turned 3,322 laps this season in the No. 48 Chevrolet and has not led one lap. Not only that, but Johnson is riding a 34-race losing streak that stretches back to this time last season. With a ninth-place “ nish at Dover, he was best in class for Chevy. Johnson said he needs better qualifying efforts. If we can get our Fridays sorted out and start closer to the front, well have much better “ nishes,Ž he said.Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comMatt Kenseth begins his new adventure this weekend at Kansas. [AP/CHUCK BURTON] 1. SHRs super showingStewart-Haas Racing is ” exing its mechanical muscles. Not only did SHR Fords claim the Dover win (Harvick) and second place (Bowyer), but Kurt Busch was “ fth „ the “ rst time in the teams history that has happened. Its another milestone for us,Ž Tony Stewart said.2. No laps ledDover was a bad scene for Team Toyota. Its top driver, Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch, fell out with drivetrain issues on Lap 272. When the checkered ” ag fell, no Toyota had led a lap, which has not happened since the 2016 season. Well go on to next week,Ž Busch said.3. Daniels delightOne good sign for Toyota at Dover: Daniel Suarez equaled his career-best “ nish (third) at Dover driving the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. We had a little rough start in the “ rst few weeks „ month, month and a half „ and now de“ nitely we are moving in the right direction,Ž Suarez said.Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comKevin Harvick led the StewartHaas Racing stampede at Dover. He won the race as SHR took three of the top “ ve places. [AP/ NICK WASS]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 A13IN BRIEFPlayers union “ les grievance for Eric Reid The NFL players union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid.The NFLPA cites one team appearing to have based its decision not to sign a player based on the players statement that he would challenge the implementation of a clubs policy prohibiting demonstrationŽ during the national anthem.League policy does not prohibit demonstrating during the anthem. Refer-ring to the labor agreement with the league, the union notes that NFL rules supersede any conflicting club rules.MADRIDRafael Nadal in middle of soccer controversyRafael Nadal has put himself in the middle of a soccer controversy in Madrid. A longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with a Atletico Madrid jersey during the clubs Europa League match against Arsenal last week, making headlines across Spain and attracting a wave of social media reac-tions from fans from both teams. Nadal couldnt avoid the issue when he arrived in the Spanish cap-ital for this weeks Madrid Open.Well, there is a problem with todays society, that to be a true supporter of one team, it seems that you have to be anti another team,Ž Nadal said Monday. I just sup-port Real Madrid. I have a lot of friends that are from Atletico. They are playing in a competition in Europe against an English team. I just went there to support Atletico Madrid. They invited me. I just wanted to enjoy the day, to see a great football match.ŽHERNING, DENMARKUS, Canada win at hockey worldsThe United States beat Germany 3-0 to stay unbeaten and Russia shut out a third straight opponent at the world ice hockey championship on Monday. Russia routed Belarus 6-0.Canada allowed Denmark to score on the way to another big win, 7-1, and defending champion Sweden kept cruising with a 4-0 win against France.U.S. captain Patrick Kane broke the deadlock against Germany and assisted on the other two goals in the hardfought Group B game in Herning.Joshua Bailey opened the scoring for Canada with a wrister on a power play, and defensemen Aaron Ekbland netted with a slap shot in the first period. The Associated Press By Aaron BeardThe Associated PressThe Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal cor-ruption investigation into college basketball „ but wants the NCAA to do more.The commission suggests changing the NCAAs governance structure and additional financial regulations regarding coaches or school employees receiv-ing outside income from apparel companies. The Knight Commis-sion issued its proposals during its spring meeting Monday in Washington, roughly two weeks after the committee led by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued recommendations to overhaul the NCAA.Its an open question if the NCAA can restore public confidence in its ability to be stewards of big-money college sports,Ž said Arne Duncan, the commission co-chairman and a former U.S. Secretary of Education. To do so, it will need to embrace far more sweeping and deep-seated reform than ever before.ŽThe Rice committees recommendations included ending the one-and-doneŽ NBA rule, overhauling the enforcement process to handle complex cases of potential rules violations and creating a certification system to regulate agent conduct.Rices Commission on College Basketball formed in October a few weeks after federal prosecutors announced they had charged 10 men „ including assis-tant coaches at Arizona, Auburn, USC and Oklahoma State along with a top Adidas executive „ in a fraud and bribery scandal.The case involves hun-dreds of thousands of dollars in alleged bribes and kickbacks designed to influence recruits on choosing a school, agent or apparel company. It has entangled schools such as Kansas, North Carolina State Louisville and Miami among others, though prosecutors withdrew a criminal complaint in February against one of the defendants.Group: NCAA reforms should go further By John WawrowThe Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. „ The Buf-falo Bills were so dull during their lean years, comedian Nick Bakay feared his body would fuse to the couch while watching them play.Its an incredibly disturbing image,Ž Bakay said of wasting away Sundays witnessing his hometown team sleepwalk through one loss after another during a 17-season playoff drought that ended last year. I never missed a Bills game. But I was always slumped on my couch. I was never sitting forward. I was never jumping to my feet,Ž said Bakay, who wrote Paul Blart: Mall CopŽ and its sequel, and produced and appeared on the TV sitcom King of Queens.Ž You sit on your couch, and your couch slowly eats you.ŽNo different for fans of Buffalos other pro sports franchise, the NHLs Sabres, who finished last for the third time in five years and extended their franchise-worst playoff drought to a seventh season.In a shot-and-a-beer town where the winters are intermi-nably long, Buffalo sports fans ride things out on the notion of renewal always being just around the corner.And theres a new, palpable optimism for this hearty fan base, thanks to a three-day stretch which showed potential to alter the trajectory of both teams. First, the Bills made a pair of splashes in the first round of the NFL draft on April 26 by trading up to select Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and Vir-ginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.Two days later, the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery „ something Buffalo lost the previous two times it finished last „ and the opportunity to select projected No. 1 pick, Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin.During the NFL draft, CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor got dirty looks from his wife during a rare dinner date sneaking peeks at the Bills picks. He then yelped with excitement upon learning the Sabres won the lottery while attending the White House Correspondents Association dinner in Washington.I had just resigned myself to never winning it,Ž Glor said. But listen, I always have hope.ŽIn Buffalo, theres a fine line between affection and afflic-tion for hope.I always try to keep it in check a little bit,Ž said Glor, who grew up in the Buffalo suburb of Tonawanda. Unfor-tunately, you get conditioned to where there are times you can be defeatist. And you try not to be. But you just dont give up.ŽFans have little choice but to persevere in a place where nickname-worthy moments are tied to losses.For the Bills, its Wide Right,Ž after kicker Scott Nor-wood missed a last-second field-goal attempt in a 20-19 loss to the New York Giants in the 1991 Super Bowl „ the first of four consecutive Super Bowl losses.For the Sabres, its No Goal,Ž following a 2-1, triple-overtime loss to Dallas in Game 6 of the 1999 Stanley Cup Final. Brett Hulls Cup-clinching goal stood even though replays showed his skate in the crease.Those were the so-called glory days. The Bills and Sabres have won five playoff games combined since 2008. By com-parison, the NHLs expansion Vegas Golden Knights have already won eight in their first year of existence.Buffalo joins Nashville and Charlotte, North Carolina, as the only North American mar-kets with two or more major pro teams to not have won a title.I think it builds character in a way. I joke with my friends that one day my kids will have to go through therapy because we are Sabres, Bills and Mets fans,Ž said former VH1-cable TV chief Tom Calderone, whos based in New York City but maintains a home in his native Buffalo. Its easy to be a Cowboys fan or a Patriots fan. But it takes true dedication to be a Bills or Sabres fan.ŽCalderone sees more hope reflected in signs of resurgence for the city itself.The former site of the Erie Canal has been transformed from vacant gravel lots to park-land, a water park that doubles as an ice rink in winter, and an entertainment/hockey complex built by Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula.Housing prices have tripled and a medical corridor is newly bustling along Main Street, where shuttered and boarded-up buildings have been renovated or replaced by new steel and glass structures.Buffalo still has its rust-belt blemishes as one of the nations poorest cities. Racial inequities, failing schools and a crumbling infrastructure remain issues.The Bills and Sabres arent immune to troubling headlines. Last week, the two teams president Russ Brandon resigned amid allegations of having inappropriate relation-ships with female employees.Buffalo might never regain the industrial-age prominence it held in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the city became a Great Lakes shipping hub as the gateway to the Erie Canal.Nor, however, should it become the punchline come-dian Jon Stewart once delivered during a stop in Buffalo, call-ing the city the gateway to the Ontario border town of Fort Erie just across the Niagara River „ population 30,000.Watching a documentary on former Bills running back O.J. Simpson, Bakay was reminded of the gloomy times in the 1970s when the steel mills began closing and legions of people left to find jobs.Bu alo abuzz over Bills dra Sabres lottery win SPORTS TICKER Wyomings Josh Allen, center, takes a sel“ e of himself with Buffalo Bills fans after being selected by the team during the “ rst round of the NFL draft, April 26 in Arlington, Texas. It has never been easy being a sports fan in Buffalo, where losing has been customary. A renewed sense of hope has suddenly arisen in this rust-belt city after the Bills selected QB Josh Allen in the “ rst round of the draft and the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery. [MICHAEL AINSWORTH/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] Knight Commission proposes additional regulations amid FBI probe

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 B1CELEBRATE The worm “ ddling contest winners brandish their trophies at Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival held Saturday. Carson and Colton Creel came in “ rst place, Pasely and Frankie Williams came in second and, third place, was Tracey Jordan and Larry Palmer. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Mitzy and Mariah Rojas pose in front of the Town of Caryvilles worm ” oat which headed up the Worm Fiddlin Festival inaugural parade held Saturday preceding the festival. Its the sisters second time attending the festival. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] George and Zacchaeus Davis “ ddle for worms during the worm “ ddling contest held Saturday during Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Diane Willingham expresses herself in dance as a singer sang a number of songs Saturday at Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Frankie and Pasely Williams were “ rst to discover worms during the worm “ ddling contest held Saturday during Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Fernando Cano pilots Caryville Town Councilman Henry Chambers wagon. Once loaded with children, Cano snakes around the festival grounds at Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Zeb and Lane Chambliss take advantage of the shade beneath a mowing equipment companys tent Saturday at Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Kids enjoy a bounce house during Caryvilles Worm Fiddlin Festival held Saturday. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Worm Fiddlin!Caryville community and guests from surrounding areas relished in the fun at the towns annual Worm Fiddlin Festival held Saturday.

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** B2 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Alex VeigaThe Associated PressU.S. stocks closed modestly higher Monday, extending the markets gains from last week.Technology companies and banks accounted for much of the latest gains, outweighing losses among beverage makers and other consumer goods companies.Energy stocks got a boost from U.S. crude oil prices, which closed above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014. Geopolitical risk has cooled a little bit and economic data, even if it isnt accelerating as fast as it was a month ago, is still accelerating,Ž said Karyn Cavanaugh, senior markets strate-gist at Voya Investment Management. The last couple of days are showing that investors are getting their sea legs back.ŽThe S&P 500 index rose 9.21 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,672.63. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 94.81 points, or 0.4 percent, to 24,357.32. The Nasdaq added 55.60 points, or 0.8 percent, to 7,265.21. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 13.34 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,578.95.Trading got off to a solid start early Monday, as investors weighed the big move in energy futures.Crude oil prices have been rising as investors weigh heightened geopolitical risks in the Middle East, a push by OPEC to slash oil production and strong worldwide demand amid a global economic expansion.On Monday, oil futures climbed to their highest level since November 2014 as a May 12 deadline approached for the U.S. to decide whether to remain in the nuclear agreement with Iran.Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.01, or 1.4 percent, to settle at $70.73 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, gained $1.30, or 1.7 percent, to close at $76.17 a barrel in London.The pickup in oil prices helped lift energy company shares. Range Resources rose 3.7 per-cent to $14.12.Concern about Iran has oil up, taking energy stocks up and helping out the whole market,Ž said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank.US stocks close modestly higherThe Associated PressSEATTLE „ Nestle is paying more than $7 bil-lion to buy the rights to sell Starbucks coffee and tea in supermarkets and other stores outside its coffee shops.The deal comes with a huge price tag for Nestle, but it could pay off big for the Swiss company. Its Nescafe and Nespresso dont carry anywhere near the heft in America that the Starbucks brand does, with its $2 billion in annual sales. Nestle will also put Starbucks in grocery stores outside the U.S. and Canada. The deal gives Nestle the rights to market, sell and distribute bags of Starbucks coffee beans, as well as its instant coffee. Nestle will also sell other brands owned by Starbucks, such as Seat-tles Best Coffee, Teavana tea and Torrefazione Italia coffee, and will be allowed to put the Starbucks brand on Nestle single-serve cap-sules for coffee machines.The agreement does not include bottled drinks like iced coffees and Frappuccinos that are sold in and outside of Starbucks stores.Nestle hinted last year that it was looking at focus-ing on higher-growth areas like pet care, coffee and infant nutrition. In January it announced it was selling its U.S. candy business to Italys Ferrero for approxi-mately $2.8 billion. And last year, Nestle bought a majority stake in high-end coffee company Blue Bottle.With the strength of the Starbucks brand, Nestle will be able to better com-pete against JAB Holdings, an investment holding company that has gobbled up coffee businesses and brands associated with Peets, Caribou, Stumptown and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.Starbucks already has a deal with JAB, creating single-serve coffee for its Keurig brewers. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said that deal is unaffected by the agreement with Nestle.Nestle announced Monday that Starbucks Corp. will receive $7.15 billion in an up-front cash payment. Approximately 500 Starbucks employees will join Nestle, and oper-ations will continue to be located in Seattle.The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close by the end of the year.Nestle pays $7B for Starbucks rightsBy Tom MurphyThe Associated PressProminent athenahealth investor Elliott Management Corp. is offering about $6.5 billion to take the medical billing software maker private after saying it has grown frus-trated with the companys performance.Athenahealth stock soared Monday after the shareholder outlined its unsolicited bid.The investor says it owns about a 9 percent stake in athenahealth, and the company has not made the changes it needs to grow and create value as a public company.Elliott Management said in a letter to athe-nahealths board that the company despite all of its promise, has not worked for many years ... and will not work in the future.Ž The letter, signed by Part-ner and Senior Portfolio Manager Jesse Cohn, adds that athenahealth has not made changes that would enable it to create the kind of value its share-holders deserve.ŽCohn noted that the companys leadership team lacks stability after going through five chief financial officers in the last four years. He also said the company has had problems with product execution and has missed guidance targets.Athenahealths team has shown that it lacks visibility into its business performance,Ž Cohns letter stated.Cohn wrote that Elliott Management had approached athenahealth about a deal last November involving the hedge fund and other par-ties it did not name, but athenahealth refused to engage.ŽAthenahealth said Monday its board plans to carefully review the proposal from Elliott Management, which was founded by billionaire investor Paul Singer. Watertown, Massachu-setts-based athenahealth makes medical record, revenue cycle and care coordination products and delivers most of its offerings through cloudbased software.Elliott Management plans to take over athenahealth for $160 per share in cash. Thats a 27 percent premium to the stocks Friday clos-ing price of $126.08. The hedge fund also said it might substantially improveŽ that price if it is allowed to do additional private diligence.Leerink analyst David Larsen sees the offer as a positive.He noted that athenahealth recently reported good first-quarter results, but the company is still dealing with a slow-down in the elec-tronic medical records market and increased competition. He said in a research note that the company is making progress on a push to cut costs and expand operating margin, but it will take considerable timeŽ for big changes.In our view, Elliotts offer presents a good path to unlock value for cur-rent shareholders and we view the proposal favor-ably,Ž Larsen wrote.Big investor o ers about $6.5B for athenahealth BRIEFCASENEW YORKDOT urges drivers to take care of faulty air bags nowThe U.S. Department of Transportation is again urging owners of vehicles with defective Takata air bags to seek repairs immediately.The agency singled out Ford Rangers and Mazda B-Series trucks from 2006, which are under a do not driveŽ warning. The agency said Monday that it is deeply concernedŽ that they are not being returned for repairs quickly enough.Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, causing them to explode with too much force and blow apart a metal canister that can lead to hurling shrapnel. ST. LOUISMonsanto CEO, others to leave after Bayer takeoverMonsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant will leave the company after its acquired by Germanys Bayer AG.The St. Louis com-pany said Monday that Grant will work to see the $57 billion deal through and oversee operations before it closes. Bayer expects the deal to close in the second quarter.A number of Mon-santos top executives will depart with Grant as well.Monsanto sharehold-ers approved a bid from the pharmaceutical and chemical business in December. Company will take over sales of co ee giants products in grocery stores BUSINESS Nestles directors speak in front of the companys logo during the general meeting of Nestle Group, April 7, 2016, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Nestle has entered an agreement to bring Starbucks products to millions of homes worldwide, Nestle announced Monday. [LAURENT GILLIERON/KEYSTONE VIA AP, FILE]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS & SOCIETYSpecial to The NewsCHIPLEY Chipley High School Future Farmers of America had a big day at the State Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Contest recently held at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Breanna Brackin placedfourth in the Production Division. Wyatt Patterson and Cameron Cope placedfifth in Landscaping Division. Honor Rogers placedseventh in Consumer Use Division. Haylee White and Bradley Baldwin placedeleventh in the Artistic Arrangement of Horticulture Crops Division. Teams that placed in the top five will go on stage later this summer at the 90th State FFA convention to be recognized.CHS ranks high in state FFA contestChipley High Schools Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at the State Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Contest recently held at University of Florida. Pictured are Breanna Brackin, Wyatt Patterson, Cameron Cope, Honor Rogers, Haylee White and Bradley Baldwin. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Special to WCN/HCTAWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES Chipola College recognized the outstanding achievements of its students at the recent annual Awards Ceremony. Awards were presented for academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. The following Holmes and Washington County students received academic awards: Connie Land of Bonifay, Accounting … BSBA and Strategic Management … BSBA and Joel McKinnie of Chipley, Social and Behavioral Sciences Holmes and Washington County students in Workforce Development programs received the following awards: Hossameldin Elsankary of Ponce De Leon, Automotive Technology and Daniel Galvan of Chipley, Welding. The following Washington County student received an award for participation in extracurricular activities: Ansleigh Walters of Chipley, SGA.Students honored at awards ceremonyTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@ TriviaGuy.com 1. From surveys, whats the most popular answer when asked to name a phrase that starts with the word PrimeŽ? Time, Meridian, Number, Rib 2. Who has used the slogan, We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day.Ž? Post Of“ ce, Golds Gym, YMCA, U.S. Army 3. What do more thieves say is the most effective deterrent to house break-ins? Motion lights, Noisy dogs, Alarm systems, Close-by neighbors 4. In American restaurants, what food is mentioned most on kids meals? Chicken “ ngers, Hot dogs, French fries, Cookies 5. Generally speaking, as a person ages whats the first sense to go? Sight, Smell, Hearing, Taste 6. Whose first ladyŽ was Helen W. Herron? Coolidge, Cleveland, Taft, Gar“ eld ANSWERS: 1. Rib, 2. U.S. Army, 3. Noisy dogs, 4. French fries, 5. Smell, 6. Taft (William Howard)TRIVIA GUY CROSSWORD W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey May22: Chipley High School Senior Awards at 5:30 p.m. 22: Vernon High School Senior Awards at 7:30 p.m. 24: Chipley High School Graduation 25: WISE Graduation 25: Last Day of School (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 25: Vernon High School Graduation 28: Memorial Day (All Personnel Out) 29-30: Post Planning Days for Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel)June11: Report Cards go Out July4: 12 Month Personnel Out August1: First Day for Teachers/ Paras/10 Month Personnel (Professional Development Day) 2: Professional Development Day 3: Pre-Planning Day (Teachers/ Paras/10 Month Personnel) 6-8: Pre-Planning Days (Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel) 9: First Day of School for Students September3: Labor Day (Students and All Personnel Out) 10: Progress Reports Go Out 11: Recognition of "Patriot Day" at Schools 17: Recognition of "Constitution Day" at Schools 24-28: Recognition of "Celebrate Freedom Week" at Schools 26: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) October12: Vernon High School Homecoming 15: Fall Day (Students/Teachers/Paras/10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 19: Chipley High School Homecoming 30: Report Cards Go Out 31: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) November9: Recognition of Veterans Chipley and Vernon Schools 13: Progress Reports Go Out 19-23: Thanksgiving Holidays (Students/Teachers/Paras/ 10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/ Bus Drivers Out) 21-23: Thanksgiving Holidays (12 Month Personnel Out) December20: Early Release (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 21-31: Christmas Break (Students/Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 24-25: 12 Month Personnel Out 31: 12 Month Personnel Out January 20191: 12 Month Personnel Out 1-3: Teachers/10 Month Personnel Out 1-4: Students/Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out 4: Teachers Planning Day 7: Professional Development Day 8: Classes Resume 21: Martin Luther King Day (Students and All Personnel Out) 23: Report Cards Go Out2018-2019 WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR

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** B4 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHIn UnityIf you would like to see your summer camp or vacation bible school on this list email them to news@chipleypaper.com WCSO to host annual summer campCHIPLEY … The Washington County Sheriffs Office will hold their annual summer camp Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. The camp is designed for boys and girls ages 13 to 18. WCSO would like to see all the familiar faces and some new faces this summer. There is no cost for the camp. Lunch will be provided each day by WCSO and camp sponsors. Those attending will be CPR certified at the completion of camp. Call 850-638-6111 and speak to Daryl White, Pro-gram Director, to pre-register a spot for your child. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch to host summer campINGLIS Summer is just around the corner, and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, Inc. is offering a free summer camp featuring numerous recreational Summer camps and VBS are open for enrollmentYoung children at Washington County Christian School hold hands and join in a prayer led by third grade teacher Kristen Thornton on Thursday in observation of the 67th National Day of Prayer. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] If you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: news@chipleypaper.com Mt. Zion to host The LeFevre Quartet in concertBONIFAY … Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church will host The LeFevre Quartet at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. This is a free concert. The church is located at 3205 Highway 2 in the Esto Community. For more information call 850-768-0843 or 850-373-8416. Northside Baptist to host spring festivalPONCE DE LEON … Northside Bap-tist Church will host a spring festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5. This is a free event. There will be festi-val games, a bounce house, free lunch and more. In the case of rain there will be a family friendly movie shown inside the church at noon. For more information leave a message with name and number at 850-836-4466. First Presbyterian to host Randall Franks in concertCHIPLEY … The First Presbyte-rian Church will host Randall Franks in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Randall is known for his role from the In The Heat of The Night television series. Tickets are $10 each. All proceeds will go to the church renova-tion and the special projects fund. The church is located at 658 Fifth Street in Chipley. For more information or to purchase tickets call the church at 850-638-1629 or Barbara Russell at 850-960-1347. New Bethany to hold Homecoming servicesVERNON … New Bethany Assembly of God Church will hold Homecoming services at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6. Special music will be by Four Calvary. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall at 12:30 p.m. The church is located at Hinsons Crossroads. For more infor-mation call Brother Leon Jenkins at 850-779-3003. Fish fry fundraiser for Rock Hill CemeteryCHIPLEY … A fish fry will be held at noon Saturday, May 12 at the Rock Hill Cemetery. Bring a covered dish to share with others. The cemetery is located at 339 Rock Hill Church Road just east of Chipley. Those who cannot attend the fish fry but would like to contribute to the cemetery FAITH EVENTS See FAITH, B6 See CAMP, B6

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESFrank R. Bliss, age 90 of Chipley, FL passed from this life on Tuesday night, April 17, 2018 at the Washington County Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born on August 8, 1927 in Union City, NJ to the late Frank and Barbara (Riehs) Bliss. He is survived by his loving, Patricia (Nalevaiko) Bliss of Chipley, FL, one son, Robert Frank Bliss of Panama City, FL, one daughter, Christina Bliss Allen of Davenport, FL and four grandchildren. Memorialization was by cremation.FRANK R. BLISSDonna Marie Bruce, of Bonifay, Florida, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at her residence. She was 47. Donna was born September 18, 1970, in Dale County, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Ray Long; husband, J.J. Bruce; and grandmother, Mattie Pearl Gibson. Survivors include three sons: Justin Bruce, Gordon Bruce, and Tyler Bruce, all of Bonifay, FL; step-daughter, Tiffany Garcia (Jesse) of California; parents, Gary and Teresa Deal of New Brockton, AL; two sisters: Susan Stephenson (Joey) of New Brockton, AL and Terri Stout (Joe) of Samson, AL; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at New Home Baptist Church with Rev. Cliff Quincey officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory of Enterprise directing. The family received friends at the church Wednesday beginning at 1:00 and continuing until service time. Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory of Enterprise, (334) 347-9598, is in charge of arrangements. To sign a guest register, please visit www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com.DONNA M. BRUCE Wanda Lil MamaŽ Cole, 68, of Butler passed away on Friday, April 27, 2017 at her home. A private family service will be held at a later date. Lil MamaŽ was greatly loved by all who knew her and her family and friends were some of her greatest attributes of her life. She graduated from East Tennessee State University as a Registered Nurse. After retirement, her love for people and the joy of helping others never ceased. She was a selfless woman who always kept others needs first and foremost in her deeds, thoughts, and actions. She never expected anything in return. She loved and took great pride in her grand babiesŽ, as well as her dogs, Tater and Peanut. She enjoyed Alabama football and traveling. Her love and zest for life was always readily apparent and her sense of humor carried her through some tough times. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Though we know she is happy to be with her loving husband of 39 years again and meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mrs. Cole has lived in Taylor County since 1997. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Frasier White and Frances Juanita Dixon White; husband, Mac W. RedŽ Cole, Sr.; son, Mark Alan Cole; infant sister, Terry Lee White. Survivors include four children, Mac W. Cole, Jr., (Cheri) of Bremen, Lee Harris (Lajuan) of Butler, Kelli Lowe (Leroy) of Butler and Amy Johnson (Scott) of Perry; grandchildren, Ashley Lane (Dustin), Nikki McCard (Pyron), Cameron Ward, Brittany Lowe, Dyllan Johnson, Kaleigh Harris, Leroy Lowe, III, Austin Varnum, Carlie Varnum, Michael Johnson, Cody Harris, Shawn Johnson and Ashtyn Varnum; great grandchildren, Trinity Powell, Amelia Powell, Christopher Lane and Baylee McCard. You may sign the online register at www. mcleightonfuneralservice.com McLeighton Funeral Service of Butler is in charge of arrangements.WANDA COLEDarlene Elizabeth Duffell, age 73, of Bonifay, Florida died May 1, 2018. Memorialization was by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.DARLENE E. DUFFELLSara Henley Hancock, 52, of Campbellton, died Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Campbellton following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Hancock; daughters, Anna-Lynn Nicole Hancock and Emalee Rose Elisabeth Henley; her father, William Bill Henley; grandparents, Joe and Jewel Holley and William and Reba Henley. Survivors include a son, Brian Hancock; one daughter, Lindsey Hancock; her mother, Glenda H. Henley; brother, Walter Henley(Michelle); two sisters, Belinda West (David) all of Campbellton, Ebby Sumner (Wayne) of Bristol; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Revs. Paul Hill & Rich Elligson officiating. Interment followed in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family recieved friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.SARA H. HANCOCKKathryn Rose (Pitchford) Harcus was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven on April 23, 2018, three months shy of her 99th birthday. Kate was a devout Christian who set an example by putting others first. Never afraid of a hard days work, she generously took on the difficult task of lovingly nursing many at the end of their lives. One of her greatest gifts was her remarkable ability to make people feel better about themselves. Kate was a grand lady who took great pride in looking spiffy! She was the quintessential life of the partyŽ and a force of nature, in addition to being quick-witted, intelligent, positive, direct, sincere, and forever-young. Most recently, she enjoyed simple things like having her glass of buttermilk with cornbread soaking in it for breakfast, watching Jeopardy and looking forward to sitting outside in the sun to warm her bonesŽ. Kate loved others and deeply touched those left behind. Her brother Billy Pitchford (Joyce) and niece Pam Kay (Joe) living in Michigan and, importantly, her loyal Florida-family of friends and admirers that she celebrated with during the many happy years she spent living in Caryville. She leaves those in her life wanting more and will be remembered for her infectious laughter and joy! She was predeceased by her mother Mattie Hall Pitchford, stepfather Ear Slack, son Hubert Clift, sisters Virginia Clift (Jack) and Junetta OBrien, brother George Pitchford, and nephew Todd Pitchford. Please join us to share memories and celebrate her colorful life on May12th at noon at Lakeview United Methodist Church on Pate Pond Road. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial tributes to Lakeview United Methodist Church, 3007 Griffen Drive, Bonifay, 32425.KATHRYN R. HARCUS Robert Eugene (Gene) Keller, 90, of Vernon, Florida, was surrounded by his family when he passed away on April 10, 2018 at Rambling Oaks Nursing Home in Flower Mound, Texas, where he has resided for the last three years. Gene Keller was born in LaSalle County, Illinois on September 6th, 1927 to Harry Keller Sr. and Allie (Lambert) Keller. He was the 3rd child of 4, Harry (Lois) Keller Jr, Mary (Howard) Mathesius, and Rita (John) Edwards. Gene was married to Norma Coss on June 15th, 1946 in Paw Paw, Illinois. They were married 65 years prior to Normas death in 2012. Gene was a lifelong farmer, first farming in Illinois until 1968 and then when he relocated his family to the farm in the Hinson Crossroads area in Vernon. Through the years many lifelong friendships were formed as Gene shared his farming passion with many young men in the Vernon area. Gene was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, and charter member of the Shaddai Shrine Temple. He and Norma shared a passion helping children and their families that needed to be transported to Shriners Hospitals for medical assistance. Many years of devoted service was given by Gene and Norma. Also, Gene and Norma were involved members of the First United Methodist Church of Bonifay from 1968 and as long as their health allowed. Gene is preceded in death by his wife, parents, siblings and one grandson, Timothy Merritt. Gene is survived by his three daughters Janis (Chuck) Rader, Barbara (George) Howell and Linda (Keith) Carter; six grandsons Steve (Jenelle) Merritt, Dan (Holly) Merritt, John (Mollye) Howell, Scott (Rosanne) Howell, Rob (Cassie) Mixon, and Matt Mixon; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews. The celebration of his life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Bonifay, Florida on Saturday, May 12th at 2:00p.m. Family members will be at the church at 1:30p.m. to welcome friends. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to any Shriners Hospital for Children or the First United Methodist Church of Bonifay.ROBERT E. KELLER Mrs. Shirley Steverson Maddox, age 79, of Bonifay, Florida passed away April 28, 2018 at her home. She was born December 3, 1938 in Black, Alabama to the late Hardy Mack Steverson and Inez Kirkland Steverson. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Thomas Maddox, Sr.; two daughters, Cynthia Maddox and Penny Kirkpatrick; one brother, Roy Steverson; one sister, Joyce Hatcher. Shirley is survived by three sons, Buddy Strickland of Bonifay, FL, Tony Strickland and wife Mary of Bartlett, TN and Tom Maddox, II and wife Kim of Lewistown, PA; two daughters, Debra Dinkins of Bonifay, FL and Beth Kirkpatrick and husband David of Pensacola, FL; 13 grandchildren, 23 greatgrandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at Live Oak Assembly of God Church with Rev. Danny Carnley officiating. Interment followed in the Steverson Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.SHIRLEY S. MADDOX Maxie J. Taylor, age 72 of Marianna, FL passed from this life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was born on December 1, 1945 to the late Cecil and Betty (Finch) Taylor in Holmes County, FL. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Taylor. Survivors include, one brother, Billy Gene Taylor, one sister, Ellen T. Beal, cousin, Marie Williamson and numerous other special cousin, nieces, nephews and friends. A Graveside Service was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Wausau Memorial Gardens with Reverend James Lewis officiating. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL are in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh.net.MAXIE J. 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** B6 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County NewsMerle (Jan) Mani passed away peacefully April 23, 2018 in Denham Springs, Louisiana at 85 years old. She was born January 23, 1932 in Vernon, Florida to Jesse and Ada Gilmore. From her birth to her death, she lived life to the fullest. She loved traveling to new places, visiting her family & friends, sewing, gardening and decorating. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and leaves behind many funny maw mawŽ stories. She nourished those around her with love and her deep faith in God. She will be deeply missed by her son: Freddie Johnson; daughters: Sondra Fielder and Angela Johnson; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; brother: JC Gilmore Jr; sister: Fran Fuller. She was preceded in death by her parents: Jesse and Ada Gilmore; her loving husband: Al Mani; her daughter: Pamela Lee; her grandson: Kody Lee. A private ceremony to celebrate her life will be held. A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one else can takeŽMERLE MANICharles Wayne Norris, age 78 of Chipley, FL went home to be with his Lord on Monday morning, April 30, 2018. He was born on August 7, 1939 to the late Leon B. and Vada (Odom) Norris in Altha, FL. Charles has been a resident of the Chipley area for the past 57 years. He was the Owner and Operator of Norris Plant Farms and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Chipley. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha (Berry) Norris of Chipley, FL, one special sister in law, Carrie Berry of Chipley, FL, one brother, Billy Norris of Lafayette, LA, one Brother-in-law, Bob McGhin and Family of San Antonio, TX, one sister-in-law, Ethel McGhin of White Springs, FL, nephews, Jeff Norris of Lafayette, LA, Greg Norris and wife Lynette of Lafayette, LA, his adopted family, Quincy and Emily Pettis of Chipley, FL, Brian and Valerie Pettis and children Allison, Whit and Wes, Eric and Rhonda Pettis and children Eyrica and Kailey, Kevin and Tammy Pettis and daughter Heidi, Olen and Julie Pettis and children Jacob, Jadyn and Judson. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Chipley. Visitation was at 10:00 A.M. and Funeral Service was at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Mike Orr officiating. Interment followed at the New Orange Baptist Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley officiating. In Lieu of Flowers the family has requested that Donations be sent to the First Baptist Church of Chipley Building Fund or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at 4350 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC. Family and friends may sign the online register at www. brownfh.netCHARLES W. NORRISupkeep call Whit Gainey at 850-638-0966. Pleasant Grove to host Homecoming weekendVERNON … Pleasant Grove Church will host a Homecom-ing weekend. A gospel sing will be held at 6 p.m. Satur-day, May 19. Prior to the sing a free spaghetti supper will be held at 4 p.m. Homecoming services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20 with Brother Johnny Snodgrass. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 2430 Shakey Joe Road in Vernon. Orange Hill Missionary to host womens conferenceCHIPLEY The Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 816 Sunday Road, will host theirThird AnnualWomens ConferenceThis yearstheme is:ŽArise Women Of Faith: Awaken The Virtue Inside You.Ž (Isaiah 52:2). The conference will open at 6 p.m. Friday, May 18 with Helen Pollock of Greenwood teaching Follow Gods LeadŽ and Pastor Sandra Jones of Grant Tabernacle AME Church as the preacher. At 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19 Minister Virginia Broadnax of Crestview will teach the class entitledŽEngage Your FaithŽand Lillie Lawrence ofGraceville will instruct onŽFind Higher Ground.ŽWomens Day will beheld at 11 a.m.Sunday, May 20 Evangelist Segrid Reed of Mariannawill be the preacher. For registration and more information please contact Katherleen McDougald Nelson at (850) 638-7675. WCSO and JCSO to host a Faith in Recovery eventBONIFAY … The Holmes County Sheriffs Office, Washington County Sher-iffs Office, Jackson County Sheriffs Office and the Florida Department of Children and Families will host a Faith in Recovery Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Holmes County Agriculture Center. The key note speaker will be Sean Wyman, a Tallahassee Police Officer, trauma informed care speaker and a best selling author. Spe-cial guest will be Rafe Lamb, youth pastor at Grace Fellowship Christian Church and Jennifer Williams a peer specialist with the Depart-ment of Children Families Northwest Region. This event is an opportunity for the faith community and professional community to unite and create a unified message and mission to share within the recovery communities served and to empower youth. There will be a meal provided door prize and networking. For more information call Missy Lee at 850-251-7350. FAITHFrom Page B4activities. 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, swim-ming, archery, and other outdoor recreation. The camp also offers free transportation through a designated pick up and drop off location in the Panhan-dle, to be announced later. FSYR does require an appli-cation, 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 CampGRACEVILLE … Baptist College of Florida will host Elevate Worship Arts Camp Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 at the col-lege. The camp is designed for students who have com-pleted sixth through the 12th grade. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to vocals, guitar, bass, key-board and drums. Classes will also be offered in drama, sign language and illusion. Students will have the opportunities to participate in bible studies, youthoriented worship services, devotional time as well as recreation opportunities each day as well as a trip or two to local water attractions. Participants will get a glimpse f residential college life as they stay in the dorms and eat in the col-lege dining hall throughout the week. The camp is $200 and includes lodging, meals and all of the activities. BCF is offering an early bird dis-counted fee of $180 through Thursday, May 31. For more information call 800-328-2660 ext. 427. CAMPFrom Page B4 OBITUARIESCONTINUED FROM B5 By Shannon Gilchrist More Content NowWomen disproportionately suffer from some health problems that the other half of the population rarely has to consider. Here are a few conditions for females of all ages to watch: Thyroid disorders The thyroid, a gland at the front of the neck that produces hormones that regulate metabolism, affects lots of other body parts. It can be a miserable experience when something goes haywire. When it doesnt release enough endocrine, a sufferer can experience fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, sluggish thinking, muscle weakness, constipation and depression. When it releases too much of the hormone, it causes weight loss, diarrhea, trouble concentrating and a racing heart. The telltale signs are bulging eyes and swelling in the neck resulting from an enlarged thyroid gland. Unfortunately for women, they are five to eight times more likely to have a malfunctioning thyroid than men, said Dr. Laura Ryan, an endocrinologist at the Center for Womens Health at Ohio State University. Theres not a whole lot you can do to head it off,Ž Ryan said. But its relatively easy to treat, she said, by replacing the hormones that the body would make naturally. Osteoporosis Once women reach menopause, at an average age of 51, estrogen drops off precipitously. Sometimes that leads to the loss of bone density, called osteoporosis. Its a silent disorder, Ryan said. You might not know it until you fall and inexplicably break a bone. The time for real prevention is decades earlier, in the preteen and teenage years, when the skeleton is being set up. The calcium from dairy products and leafy green vegetables are vital then. Acid-blocking medications such as Nexium and Prilosec for people with digestive issues have been implicated in increased risk of osteoporosis. Resistance training and walking are good exercises to keep the bones strong. Not smoking makes a big difference. And osteoporosis medications, which got a bad rap in the past, actually can do wonders for stopping that bone loss and even reestablishing the bone structure, Ryan said. Alzheimers disease About 5.2 million people in the United States and 44 million worldwide have Alzheimers disease. Women make up twothirds of those cases. I think for a long time, the reason was (thought to be) that women live longer,Ž said Dr. Meredith Mucha, an OhioHealth geriatrician. Now, more research has shown that theres more to it than that.Ž There could be hormonal causes, such as the use of or lack of hormone replacement therapy. Theres also a genetic tie to the APOE4 (Apolipoprotein E) gene, often called the Alzheimers gene, but that isnt a guarantee. Overall, only 1 in 4 people is diagnosed. So many people just brush it off as old age and never get evaluated,Ž she said. But thats a problem because it ends up being the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. People die from complications of no longer being able to function. They cant eat, bathe or even sit properly. They also get more infections. Multiple sclerosis Multiple sclerosis, in which the bodys immune system turns on the nervous system, can be a scary diagnosis, but treatment has come a long way. A sufferer can live a nearly normal, active life, unlike 30 years ago or longer, when they might have been relegated to a bed or wheelchair. About 70 percent to 80 percent of cases afflict women, said Dr. DeRen Huang, a Mount Carmel Health neurologist. We dont exactly know the reason,Ž Huang said. Evidence suggests that vitamin D, which the body manufactures from sun exposure, is vitally important, both to warding it off and mitigating damage after onset. Sometimes an over-the-counter supplement isnt enough to make up for that, Huang said, and patients need to get a prescription for heavy-duty vitamin D. HEALTHBe proactiveWomen should be informed about these common medical issuesFREEPIK.COM

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Railroad Ave. | Chipley, FL850-676-4163 SlicedDeliChipley NF-5032762 5-3515 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: 18-49-CA HOB PROPERTIES, LLC, A Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. MASAKO NAKAMA, AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH AND UNDER MASAKO NAKAMA, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:MASAKO NAKAMA, AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH AND UNDER MASAKO NAKAMA excepting only Plaintiff; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property hereafter described and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property hereafter described, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to quiet title to following property in Washington County, Florida: Lot 38, Block 180, Sunny Hills Unit 4, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page(s) 42 through 48, inclusive, of the Public Records of Washington County, Florida. has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to J. Christopher Barr, Esq., Plaintiff’s Attorney, whose address is 833 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida 32401, and whose electronic mail address is cbarr@bryanthigby.com and aschull@bryanthigby.com on or before May 30, 2018 and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 26 day of APRIL, 2018. LORA C. BELL CLERK, CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURTS WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Tamara Donjuan May 2, 9, 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 5-3498 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given IDE TECHNOLOGIES the holder of the following Tax Certificate, has filed said certificate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The Parcel number, Certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number 15-00-01098 Year of Issuance 2015 Parcel 00-3478-0002 assessed to: CURTIS T & KAREN L REYNOLDS Description of Property 15 3 14 3.27 ORB 902 P 38 BEG NEC OF NE4 OF SE4, RN ALNG SECT LN 430’, W 360’, N 430’, E 360’, AS DESC IN OR 902 P 38 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 JUNE 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 9, 16,23, 30, 2018 5-3517 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 2018-CA-08 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, a/k/a BANK OF BONIFAY, a division of FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM L. BYRAM, AMANDA BYRAM, WALDA L. BYRAM, Deceased, ONEMAIN FINANCIAL OF AMERICA, INC., and the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees and judgment creditors of WALDA L. BYRAM, deceased, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against defendant, WALDA L. BYRAM, deceased; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and judgment creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in this complaint, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WALDA L. BYRAM and the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees and judgment creditors of WALDA L. BYRAM, deceased, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against defendant, WALDA L. BYRAM, deceased; and all unknown natural persons, if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and judgment creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against those unknown natural persons; and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in this complaint, And all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described herein. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage has been filed against you by FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on A. Clay Milton, Esq., the Plaintiff’s Attorney, whose address is 4450 Lafayette Street (32446), P. O. Box 1508, Marianna, Florida 32447, and whose email address is cmilton@fmc.legal, on or before 30 days from the date of first publication of this notice, and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, Jackson County Courthouse, Marianna, Florida, either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED this 27 th day of April, 2018. LORA C. BELL, CLERK Washington County, Florida BY: /s/ Tamara Donjuan ` As Deputy Clerk May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2018 5-3525 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 18000034CAAXMX SELENE FINANCE LP; Plaintiff, VS. HARRY A. BAILEY; NANCY C. BAILEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY C. BAILEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HARRY A. BAILEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; OSEETAH CAPITAL LLC AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO AIRLINE LAWN AND POOL; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): NANCY C. BAILEY Last Known Address 799 LITTLE JOHN DRIVE CHIPLEY, FL 32428 UNKNOWN SPOUSE NANCY C. BAILEY Last Known Address 799 LITTLE JOHN DRIVE CHIPLEY, FL 32428 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 25, OF SHERWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 192, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME 2007 DESTINY VIN NUMBER DISH02498A AND DISH02498B a/k/a 799 LITTLE JOHN DRIVE, CHIPLEY, FL 32428 WASHINGTON has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH 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, 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 seal of this Court this 2 day of May, 2018. Lora C. Bell As Clerk of the Court by: By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk Publish: (WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS) Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Telephone: (954) 644-8704 Facsimile: (954) 772-960 May 9, 16, 2018 5-3527 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 OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 62-1(5) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; 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 Commissioners’ Office in the Washington County Commission office. 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 4th day of May, 2018. Lora C. Bell LORA C. BELL, Washington County Clerk May 9, 2018 Annual Spring Farm and Construction AuctionMay 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Highway 231 North, Campbellton, FL 32426. Local Farm Dispersals, Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Departments, City and County, Plus Consignments.Mason Auction & Sales LLCFL # 642 850-263-0473 OFFICE 850-258-7652 CHAD MASON 850-849-0792 GERALD MASON masonauction.comWebsite Moving/Yard Sale. Sat, May 12th, 8am-until. 605 N Rangeline St., Bonifay, FL. Best entrancecul-de-sac. Some large items. Live & Online Bankruptcy AuctionTuesday, May 15th at 11:00 AM Control Communications, Inc. 3921 SW 47 Ave, Ste. 1012, Davie, FL 33314 Sale will consist of: Electrical supplies, parts/components and accessories for portable/mobile two-way radios, repeaters, telecommunications serfice testing equipment, service/repair shop tools and equipment, power tools, warehouse equipment, vehicles, forklifts, computers, office equipment, office furnituer, service equipment and much more! Catalog and phots available at www.moeckerauctions.co m Bankruptcy Case #18-12247-BKC-RBR Preview: Day of sale 9 AM to 11 AM | 10%-13% BP | $100 refundable cash deposit to register. (800) 840-BIDS | Info@moeckerauctions.co m AB-1090 AU-3219, Eric Rubin Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Room For Rent In Bonifay for retirees. $450 a month includes cable and water. With private entrance, living room, free cable and free water. contact 850-547-5244. For more information. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 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. Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/2BA, water/sewer and lawn service furnished. 3 miles east of Vernon on Pioneer Rd. No pets, don’t ask. 850-849-6842, 850-326-0528, or 850-638-9933. 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 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. 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.

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B B 8 8 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | Washington County News WWW.CHIPOLAFORD.COM Drawing for Engel cooler on May 19th Enter Now! Customer Appreciation Event May 18-19th Food/Drinks/Goody Bags/Door Prizes Marianna Mustang Club Car Show May 19th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All Rare or Custom WELCOME! For information on registration call Dwight at 850-209-9145 NEW 2018 F150Stock # 18176$25,995Now as low as CHAD CAPPS CRAIG SMITH RAY MAGUIRE JOHN ALLEN Plenty more great deals on the lot to choose from! OUR SALES TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU! NEW 2018 FIESTA SEStock # 18242$13,995Now as low as NEW 2018 ESCAPE SStock # 18142$19,495Now as low as Stock # 18146NEW 2018 MUSTANG$23,995Now as low as Stock # 18125NEW 2018 EDGE SE$24,995Now as low as Stock # 18163NEW FOCUS SE$15,995Now as low asDirect offers from Ford up to $3,000 additional cash. Farm Bureau Members get extra $500 in rebates. First Responders get extra $500 in rebates. Special New Car & Truck Purchasing Plan Prices!RICK BARNESSales Manager4242 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446(850) 482-4043 or 1 (888) 903-0507 NF-5036793

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The Weekly Advertiser | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 1 Volume 89 Number 19 WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018NF-5036282 NF-5036304 NF-5031562 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal  Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning  Emergency Tree Service  Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291  850-849-3825 Readers’ 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 Annual Spring Farm and Construction AuctionMay 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM, Highway 231 North, Campbellton, FL 32426. Local Farm Dispersals, Estates, Bank Repos, Sheriff Departments, City and County, Plus Consignments.Mason Auction & Sales LLCFL # 642 850-263-0473 OFFICE 850-258-7652 CHAD MASON 850-849-0792 GERALD MASON masonauction.comWebsite Moving/Yard Sale. Sat, May 12th, 8am-until. 605 N Rangeline St., Bonifay, FL. Best entrancecul-de-sac. Some large items. Live & Online Bankruptcy AuctionTuesday, May 15th at 11:00 AM Control Communications, Inc. 3921 SW 47 Ave, Ste. 1012, Davie, FL 33314 Sale will consist of: Electrical supplies, parts/components and accessories for portable/mobile two-way radios, repeaters, telecommunications serfice testing equipment, service/repair shop tools and equipment, power tools, warehouse equipment, vehicles, forklifts, computers, office equipment, office furnituer, service equipment and much more! Catalog and phots available at www.moeckerauctions.co m Bankruptcy Case #18-12247-BKC-RBR Preview: Day of sale 9 AM to 11 AM | 10%-13% BP | $100 refundable cash deposit to register. (800) 840-BIDS | Info@moeckerauctions.co m AB-1090 AU-3219, Eric Rubin Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Room For Rent In Bonifay for retirees. $450 a month includes cable and water. With private entrance, living room, free cable and free water. contact 850-547-5244. For more information. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 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. Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/2BA, water/sewer and lawn service furnished. 3 miles east of Vernon on Pioneer Rd. No pets, don’t ask. 850-849-6842, 850-326-0528, or 850-638-9933. 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 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. 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. Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely.

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The Weekly Advertiser | Wednesday, May 9, 2018 3 WWW.CHIPOLAFORD.COM Drawing for Engel cooler on May 19th Enter Now! Customer Appreciation Event May 18-19th Food/Drinks/Goody Bags/Door Prizes Marianna Mustang Club Car Show May 19th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All Rare or Custom WELCOME! For information on registration call Dwight at 850-209-9145 NEW 2018 F150Stock # 18176$25,995Now as low as CHAD CAPPS CRAIG SMITH RAY MAGUIRE JOHN ALLEN Plenty more great deals on the lot to choose from! OUR SALES TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU! NEW 2018 FIESTA SEStock # 18242$13,995Now as low as NEW 2018 ESCAPE SStock # 18142$19,495Now as low as Stock # 18146NEW 2018 MUSTANG$23,995Now as low as Stock # 18125NEW 2018 EDGE SE$24,995Now as low as Stock # 18163NEW FOCUS SE$15,995Now as low asDirect offers from Ford up to $3,000 additional cash. Farm Bureau Members get extra $500 in rebates. First Responders get extra $500 in rebates. Special New Car & Truck Purchasing Plan Prices!RICK BARNESSales Manager4242 Lafayette Street Marianna, FL 32446(850) 482-4043 or 1 (888) 903-0507 NF-5036793

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4 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | The Weekly Advertiser $ 5 77 USDA Select Beef BONELESS RIBEYE STEAKS Family Pk, Per Lb 97 ¢ Fresh Lean Premium WHOLE BONE-IN PORK LOIN Per Lb 88 ¢ Super Fresh Premium FRYER SPLIT BREAST Family Pk, Per Lb $ 3 25 USDA Select Beef BONELESS CHUCK ROAST 2 Pk, Per Lb $ 1 58 Fresh Lean Premium PORK SPARERIBS 2 Pk, Per Lb $ 1 88 Fresh Lean Premium 80/20 GROUND CHUCK Family Pk, Per Lb 2/$ 5 Farm Grown RUSSET POTATOES 10 Lb Bag $ 3 88 Florida Grown SWEET RIPE SEEDED WATERMELONS Each 58 ¢ Florida Grown RED RIPE TOMATOES Per Lb $ 1 38 Florida Grown VALENCIA PEANUTS Per Lb 2/$ 3 Florida Grown SWEET RIPE CANTALOUPES Each 2/$ 4 Farm Fresh SWEET RIPE STRAWBERRIES 1 Lb Cnt 29 ¢ Farm Grown YELLOW, WHITE OR BI-COLOR CORN IN HUSK Each $ 1 18 Farm Fresh CRISP HEAD LETTUCE Each $ 1 44 Fresh Lean Premium CENTER CUT PORK CHOPS Family Pk, Per Lb $ 2 88 USDA Select Beef BONELESS WHOLE BRISKET Per Lb 98 ¢ Fresh Lean Premium COUNTRY STYLE RIBS Family Pk, Per Lb $ 16 75 Kelley's BABY LINK SMOKED SAUSAGE 6 Lb Value Pk $ 3 28 Land O' Frost PREMIUM DELI SLICED LUNCHMEATS 1 Lb Pkg 88 ¢ Sunnyland JUMBO FRANKS 1 Lb Pkg $ 2 97 Old Fashioned Wisconsin RED RIND CHEESE Per Lb $ 12 50 Guidry's CATFISH FILLETS 10 Lb Box $ 11 95 IQF Premium BONELESS SKINLESS BREASTS 10 Lb Box 2/$ 10 Coca-Cola Products 24 Pk 3/$ 5 Domino Sugar 4 Lb $ 4 25 Piggly Wiggly Vegetable Oil Gallon Jug 2/$ 8 Blue Bell Ice Cream 1/2 Gal Ctn 50 ¢ Corn, Peas or Beans Libby's Vegetables 14.75-15.25 Oz Can 88 ¢ Oatmeal, Honey Buns, Nutty Bars, Swiss Cake Rolls or Cosmic Brownies Little Debbie Snack Cakes 10.6-16.2 Oz Box 2/$ 3 Ball Park Hamburger or Hot Dogs Buns 8 Ct Pkg 59 ¢ Limit 15 Powerade Sports Drinks 32 Oz Btl 98 ¢ Duncan Hines Cake Mix 15.25 Oz Box 58 ¢ Starkist Tuna 5 Oz Can $ 4 88 Golden Flake Variety Packs 20 Ct 2/$ 4 Frito-Lay Doritos 9.75 Oz Bag 79 ¢ Crystal Hot Sauce 12 Oz Btl 2/$ 3 Bars or Shreds Dutch Farms Cheese 8 Oz Pkg 85 ¢ Gold Medal All Purpose Seasoning 16 Oz Cntr $ 9 25 Busch, Busch Light or Natural Light 18 Pk Cans PIGGLY WIGGLY SANDWICH BREAD 20 Oz Limit One CLIP THIS COUPON  CLIP THIS COUPONVALID WITH COUPON  5/9-5/15/18 ONLY 49 ¢ Anniversar SALE! 1264 CHURCH AVENUE  CHIPLEY, FL  324286AM-7PM  7 Days a Week  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 Our Beef is USDA Select or Higher.PRICES GOOD MAY 09 THRU MAY 15, 2018 OF CHIPLEY, FL COST PLUS 10% Text GOGRO to 1-844764-6476 to get the smartphone app!iPhone and Android GoGro Special Deal Every Week! NF-5036186