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** Girl Scouts: More than cookie sales | B1 Volume 95 Number 14 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A5 NASCAR ...................A9 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 Classifieds ...........B8-B8 @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 ¢ chipleypaper.com Washington County A6Register for leadership trainingB3Earl Sellers award winners announced Wednesday, May 30, 2018 By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES … When people die most people most have a family that loves them and will have a funeral for them, but what happens when there is no one to take care of a person?By Florida Statute 406.50 it is the countys responsibil-ity to dispose of the persons remains but that it where it starts to get hazy. Nontheless, both Washington and Holmes Counties are expected to have procedures in place by the end of the year.Statutes for the most part lay out the requirements a county must follow down to the amount that is to be budgeted but there are many gray areas in this particular statute. Even the definition of indigent is unclear.The statute states that any unclaimed remains are to be reported to anatomical board unless they are decomposed or mutilated by wounds, an autopsy has been performed, they contain a contagious disease or are a veteran.Should the anatomical board not accept the remains then it is up to the board of county commissioners to arrange for burial or crema-tion. The county commission may by law set up policies and procedures for final disposi-tion of unclaimed remains.Counties to develop policy for indigent deadBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ More Washington County third gradersare passing on to the fourth grade.Florida Department of Education released third grade English Language Arts scores last week. Washington County third graders passing the test increased by two per-cent over last school year with 66-percent scoring a 3 „ the passing score „ or higher on the Florida Standards Assessment ELA.Third grade students are required to demonstrate proficiency in reading to be promoted to fourth grade.Research has shown that students who are not reading on grade level in third grade are at risk for not graduating,Ž a Wash-ington County School District news release stated last week.Washington County School District third graders have continued to perform better over the past four years, increasing the percentage of students passing by nine percent. In 2015, 57 percent scored a 3 or higher; in 2016, 62 percent and in 2017, 64 percent. Statewide, that percent decreased by one WC 3rd graders improve on FSAThe headstone of Edward Brown „ one of four Union soldiers buried at the Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley. The photo was taken Monday at Glenwood Cemetery. Brown served out of the 24th Maine Infantry in the Civil War [PHOTOS BY CHERYL GAINER MCCALL | CONTRIBUTOR] The entrance of the Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley where four Union soldiers and 28 Confederate soldiers are buried. Staff ReportCHIPLEY „ As Memorial Day ended, Cheryl McCall stood in Glen-wood Cemetery with subtropical storm Alberto visible to the west and noticed this grave. The grave belongs to Edward Brown „ one of four Union soldiers buried in Chipley. Brown served out of the 24th Maine Infantry in the Civil War.He moved down south, was buried and has no family here,Ž McCall wrote in an Instagram post Monday. No family to clean the grave ...ŽMcCall said she borrowed a flag from the roadŽ and honored Browns service. Seemed like the appropriate thing to do,Ž she wrote.There are 28 Confederate Veterans buried at Glenwood Cemetary, McCall notes.In memoryCelebrated the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors in memory the military men and women who died in active service.See POLICY, A2 See FSA, A2By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY „ A jury has found Danny Underwood guiltyof a number of charges stemming from the Sept. 4 shooting last year that left a local 19-year-old man with presumably lifelong health complications.However, the jury found the 74-year-old not guilty of two of the seven charges „ including aggravated battery on the victim, Walter Gage Hallman.Im just glad theres a little closure behind it all,Ž said Walt Hallman, Gages father. But it is a little bit disappointing that the most important count, he was found not guilty on.ŽThe conviction for the charge would have meant Underwood would have had to intentionally or knowingly caused great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement to Gage; or, used a deadly weapon.The jurychargedhim withtwo counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and three charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle. Attorneys for either side of the case were not immediately available Tuesday morning and midday. It was not imme-diately clear how many years each conviction held.Day one of the two-day trial was wrought with State Attorney Shalla Jefcoat show-ing physical evidence of the crime scene and calling nine witnesses to testify to the events as they unfolded. She described Underwood and his wife Delores Swineburg as nosey neighborsŽ who were constantly anxious to report whatever was going on at their neighbors Gap Boule-vard property in Sunny Hills.Everything is a big deal to Mrs. Swinesburg,Ž Jefcoat told jurors, saying her incessant need to report information about whats happening at her neighbors property was not reasonable or prudent in any way.ŽThe Sept. 4 conflict began to heighten when Swineburg called law enforcement on her neighbors because she 74-year-old found guilty in shootingJury nds Danny Underwood not guilty of aggravated battery chargeSee TRIAL, A2

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** A2 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County NewsNeither Washington or Holmes Counties have such policies in place cur-rently due to not having a large demand for these types of services. There have been less than two cases in each county in as many years.Washington County Administrator Jeff Massey says it is a priority for the county to set up a proce-dure in the matter.It is important that we develop a program that works best for our county,Ž said Massey. We are working toward developing a policy and procedure to bring to the board for approval for the future.ŽHolmes County Coordinator Joey Marsh echoed that sentiment.This has been on the radar for several months now,Ž said Marsh. We are now to the point where we have to come up with a procedure for handling this when it comes up.ŽBoth counties however recognize that the defini-tion of indigent is a very gray area and the statute does not clearly define it.A person who has a next of kin that can claim them is not indigent,Ž said Massey.Indigent in regards to health care has been defined as below the pov-erty level,Ž said Marsh. But when talking about disposal of remains, it is very unclear.ŽIn most cases, counties will make use of funeral homes in their jurisdiction for disposal of the unclaimed remains by cremation. The remains are kept for a length of time in the case that a family member comes forward to claim their person. POLICYFrom Page A1 Source: Florida Department of Education 2015 2016 2017 2018 State53%54%58%57% Washington County 57%62%64%66%percentin the current schoolyear, after increas-ing just five percent from 2015 to 2017.Students who score below a 3 are given the opportunity to attend a summer reading camp to help improve their reading skills, the release stated.Third graders are also able to use a concordant score or a portfolio to demonstrate their read-ing proficiency. Congratulations to all staff, families and students for the hard work in achieving this high standard,Žschool officials stated in therelease. FSAFrom Page A1 had heard gunshots „ something she admitted to hearing on a somewhat normal basis due to common sport shooting in her neighborhood. According to police, she had called on the same neighbors at least twice before on other occasions.Defense Attorney Kerry Adkinson responded with depictions of an overly dramatic, trouble-seek-ing mother Angela Joyner and daughter Cheyenne Joyner, Gages girlfriend „ and Underwood as an elderly man who wanted to stand his ground and protect his elderly wife Swinesburg from possibly being physically overpowered by the mother and daughter during the roadway argument.He noted several times, after leaving their residents, the Joyners, in separate vehicles, had stopped in front of the Underwood and Swinesburgproperty, exited their vehiclesto argue with Swinesburg, who was at or near the roadway by her property.(Underwood) was trying to get them people away from his wife,Ž Adkinson told jurors in his closing statement, noting the shots were an effort to scareŽ off the Joyners.He was acting in self defense; he is not guilty,Ž he later said.Jefcoat responded in her closing statement, saying, still, Underwood reacted unreasonably.You cant say just because theyre elderly, they can shoot at anyone that yells at them or any-body that yells at his wife, he can go out there and shoot at them,Ž she said moments later. That is not what the law states.ŽSome undisputed facts of the case included: there was a verbal altercation between Angela and Cheyenne Joyner, and Swinesbug, Underwood did shoot his .22 revolver resulting in Gage Hallman being hit, and Gages role in the altercation: he had tried to diffuse the conflict by verbally and physically guiding the Joyner ladies back to their vehicles.All-in-all, witness tes-timonies and a recorded statement of simple remorse by Underwood, proved Gage had been a near bystander in the conflict and was unfortunately caught in the crossfire.The shooting resulted in him being life flighted to the hospital on that Sept. 4 day.May 7 was his third surgery, in which a colos-tomy bag was removed. According to the surgeons testimony, the projectile went through Gages rectum and bladder and was centimeters away from hitting a major artery. He will be suscep-tible to hernias throughout his life. Him being such a good hearted person is what got him in that bind,Ž Hallman said, noting his son had upheld a positive outlook throughout the unfolding of the case.Ultimately, (Under-woods) family is going to lose a grandfather, a dad „ I hate it for his family also,Ž he added. Theres nothing good going to come out of all of this. I feel for all the people involved in it.ŽThe Hallmans will seek a civil suit due to the life-long health complicationsGage will facethat resulted out of the conflict. TRIALFrom Page A1By Jim Turner News Service FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ As winds and rains let up from Subtropical Storm Alberto, Florida officials Tuesday were quickly spinning ways to draw tourists to areas that may have missed out on Memorial Day crowds.State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis and Gov. Rick Scott, during an appearance at the Walton County Emergency Opera-tions Center in DeFuniak Springs, expressed a need for Visit Florida, the states public-private tourism arm, to emulate post-Hurricane Irma promotional efforts for the Panhandle and other parts of the state.This weekend should have really been the second busiest weekend of the whole year,Ž said Patronis, whose family runs Capt. Andersons Restaurant in Panama City. We, the res-taurant, we did 40 percent of what we should have done.Ž Scott said he would call Visit Florida President and CEO Ken Lawson. But before the half-hour appearance at the emergency operations center was complete, Lawson called Patronis, who handed the phone to Scott.The Legislature gave us $76 million again this year (for Visit Florida), and part of that money is to work on when we have something like this, to let people know were back open for business,Ž Scott told reporters after the appearance. A lot of people are very dependent on tourism here. And a lot of people are getting paid just based on how many tourists show that day. Theyre tied to tips and things like that. So, we have to get the tourists back.ŽStephen Lawson, a spokesman for Visit Florida who is unrelated to Ken Lawson, said even though there was little on social media from Florida travel-ers about Alberto, steps are being taken in an abundance of cautionŽ to show locations across the Panhandle remain unfazed by the storm.Well be spotlighting the Panhandle across our social channels later this week to show that they are 100 percent open for business,Ž Lawson said.A Facebook live event will also be held from Sandestin later in the week.The promotional effort wont require a special ad campaign similar to the $5 million spent to highlight the Florida Keys after Irma.Otherwise, officials called Alberto a good tune-up for the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, which begins Friday.Few roads were impacted by flooding, with Panhandle officials telling Scott that almost all roads, bridges and beaches were open Tuesday morning. Officials were waiting to see total amounts of rain that Alberto dumps into rivers in Alabama.The storm also appeared to cause relatively few power outages.Tourism boost sought after Alberto blows through

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** A4 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ eld@chipleypaper.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick jbostick@chipleypaper.com, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: news@chipleypaper.com Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197Have something to say?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Memorial Day is the traditional, if unofficial, start of summer. For most, its a time to relax „ or worry about sub tropical storms as was th is case this year. But Monday also should have been a time to reflect „ on the sacrifices that secured our freedoms and made such opportunities for leisure possible. Although Memorial Day pays tribute to those who died in service to their country, in recent years it has morphed into a kind of second Veterans Day, honoring those who have served, and are serving. And thats OK. They deserve to be thanked beyond one day in November. But if storm worries and family responsibilities stopped you from setting aside a few moments Monday to meditate on those who didnt return home, or who arrived in a flag-draped casket, it is never too late and they deserve it. Memorial Day initially was established to honor the Union dead of the Civil War (the former Confederate states set aside a separate day in remembrance of their fallen soldiers). After World War I, it was expanded to include all of Americas war deaths, which total more than 650,000. Americas last surviving World War I veteran died in 2011. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, fewer than 560,000 are alive today, and we are losing 362 each day. Please join them in honoring the 405,399 Americans who died in service from 1941-45, as well as those veterans who remain with us. Observe a moment of silence for the 36,516 killed in Korea, and the 58,209 who died in Vietnam. This year marks the 50th anniversary of bloodiest year of the Vietnam War: 16,529 Americans were killed in 1968. More recently, more than 6,700 American servicemen and women have died in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. The Military Times has a website, Honor the Fallen, that documents each and every death in those theaters. Click on those faces. Study them. So many exhibit youth, enthusiasm and confidence. They arent cold statistics. They are individuals, each with a story. If you didnt make it to one of the Memorial Day ceremonies held at area and cemeteries and pay public tribute to the fallen, please at least take a private moment to solemnly contemplate on the tremendous human cost of the nations wars and the dedication to service of those who fought and died. Discuss the meaning of the holiday with your children, so they can understand and appreciate what it took to secure these blessings that we as Americans enjoy. From Yorktown to Gettysburg, the Marne to Guadalcanal and the Ardennes Forest, Inchon to Khe Sanh to Fallujah, the nation should be eternally grateful for those who sacrificed „ not just on Memorial Day, but every day.Remember the fallenANOTHER VIEW My family has just finished an Orlando-area vacation, and while my wife is several years younger than I, its more blindingly obvious than ever that Im at an awkward age as a tourist. Im in that no mans landŽ between pushing a stroller and riding a motorized cart, between ringing the arcade bell with a hammer and employing a ball peen hammer to open a child-proof pill bottle. I dont need oxygen tanks or pacemakers, but neither am I one of those insufferable young adults who always sets off theme park metal detectors even without keys and pocket knives. (Ha ha! Its just my ABS OF STEEL! Oops, Id better put them to use. My slender blushing bride accidentally passed between the molecules of the glass enclosure of the snake exhibit. Guess she was a little light-headed because weve already made love 36 times since we arrived at the shuttle station. Ha ha.Ž) Tourist-mecca restaurants are especially adept at reminding me of the tightrope I walk. The harsh lighting in the bathroom makes me look half-past Tutankhamun, but at most eateries Im still two to seven years away from being qualified to sit at the Big Kids Table and get a senior discount. Speaking of the lighting, I no longer feel compelled to buy stuffed animals twice the size of my son; but I do find myself buying bottles of sunscreen twice the size of my FIRST CAR. Unlike shortsighted tourists 20 or 30 years my junior, I dont automatically scoop up every single overpriced souvenir that catches my eye. Older and wiser, I just want to find a good wholesale lumber yard on my travels, so I can purchase a cheap two-by-four to prop up my sagging bookshelf of Declutter Your HomeŽ books. Im spry enough that the swing music played at Disneys Hollywood Studios was already relegated to OLDIES stations when I was in college; but Im not as young as the baggy-pantsed whippersnappers who are shocked that the lyrics of one Johnny Mercer song arent, Youve got to accentuate the positive/Eliminate the negative/Latch onto the affirmative/ And kill any cop who harasses you for slapping your (expletive deleted) and her sister!Ž At my age, girl watchingŽ now consists of observing standardissue 4-year-old tykes handle the r oller coasters with a lot less screaming and nausea than I do. I wish I could hang around to see how strong their stomachs are when they finally draw their first Social Security check! Tourists older and younger than me may grab themepark 3-D glasses with glee, but my heart-stopping first impulse is Does my company vision plan cover this?Ž If my car breaks down on the road, I cant quite give a mechanic the old fixed incomeŽ story. And somehow Ill have to suck up to my boss and score some more overtimeŽ doesnt have quite the same ring. Im old enough to have my own mortgage paid, but young enough to slave at helping a motel conglomerate pay off its indebtedness. The final indignity is that the friends of retired vacationers cant remember what the traveler needed a vacation FROM „ and the co-workers of pre-retirees like me cant remember how they ever got along without the new guy who was hired in the vacationers absence. Watch this! Hell use his abs of steel to haul all the paperwork we saved for you!ŽVacationers of a certain age Ive just returned from my summer vacation, which I now take in mid-May so I can use the remaining time until Labor Day to recover. Heres what I learned. At many airports the TSAs Pre-Check lines are as long as the ordinary lines. Perhaps they need a Pre-Pre-Check line. The policy of boarding by group numberŽ is out of control, with some airlines juggling as many as nine groups. It seems priorityŽ is now determined by what credit card you own. To get passengers to watch safety demonstrations, airlines have turned to oddball presentations that have about as much to do with safety as a Luis Fonsi music video. In Uniteds clip, for example, patrons at what appears to be the Hofbrauhaus Tavern in Munich cavort as oxygen masks drop mysteriously from the ceiling. American Airlines should rethink the layout of its 767-300 cabins. On my flight, four people hit their heads on low-hanging overhead bins, with me being the grouchiest among them. In addition to being overstuffed with passengers and their bulky carry-ons, many flights are now packed with pets. Seems even the healthiest travelers depend on serviceŽ animals. When renting a car, Ive always wondered why companies dont provide the owners manual „ especially since todays cars have such confusing instrumentation. My Volvo had a nice GPS screen, but the map covered a 500 mile swath because I didnt realize that every time I adjusted what I assumed was the radio knob, I was expanding the map. I asked the Avis guy why no manual. He explained that too many customers steal them but then, to my surprise, he confided that in most cars Avis hides the manual in the trunk under the spare tire. Result: fewer manuals go missing, while more motorists have no idea how to turn on the windshield wipers. If youre planning to vacation in a foreign country, remember that many use a 24-hour clock. My wife Amy mistakenly made all of our dinner reservations for 7:30 in the morning. Bad news on the hotel front. Some chains are switching to wall-mounted soap dispensers like the kind in public restrooms, to avoid the cost of those tiny soaps. Listen, some of us like lathering certain areas with a bar of soap rather than with our hand. Besides, Id hate to run out of little hotel bars at home and, for the first time in my adult life, have to buy soap. Note: at breakfast, toasters with a rotating wire wheel dont accomplish anything on a single pass; it takes three times through to get a bagel slightly browned. Also, do-it-yourself waffle makers are a mess. Dont bother asking the front desk for a newspaper, since younger clerks seem not to have heard of them. And dont inquire at a Holiday Inn Express about a good local restaurant unless what youre hoping to find is Applebees. As you head home, be aware that nowadays the only way to distinguish your suitcase at baggage claim is to not tie a ribbon on the handle.Getting there is now one-tenth of 1 percent the fun Peter Funt Danny Tyree

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 A5 LOCAL & STATEStaff ReportBONIFAY „ An undercover purchase of narcotics led to the arrest of a Chipley man on May 21.Holmes County Sheriffs investigators conducted the purchase of Oxycodone in Bonifay from Michael D. Snowder, 45, of Chipley.According to reports, Snowder exchanged 10 Oxycodone pills for cash during the transaction. When he was arrested, Snowder was found to be in posses-sion of a bottle containing more Oxy-codone pills, a marijuana pipe and a set of digital scales.Snowder is charged with sale of a controlled substance and posses-sion of paraphernalia.Chipley man arrested in sale of oxycodoneStaff ReportBONIFAY „ Two Bon-ifay juveniles have been charged for breaking into a school.Holmes County Sher-iffs Office made contact with the Bonifay Police Department during the course of investigating a missing juvenile last week, a HCSO news release stated. The BPD officer advised that the missing juvenile, along with a 14-year-old female were believed to have broken into Holmes County High School ear-lier that same morning.Interviews with the teens reveled that they were responsible for sev-eral other burglaries in the city and county, the release stated.The teens were charged with several counts of burglary and criminal mischief by both Bonifay Police Department and Holmes County Sheriffs Office.More individuals are also believed to have been involved with some of the burglaries, and charges against additional sub-jects are forthcoming, the release stated.Holmes County Sheriff John Tate said in the release he appreciates the investigative partnership with the Bonifay Police Department that led to the solving of the burglaries. This is a fluid example of two agencies working together to solve crimes in both jurisdic-tions,Ž Sheriff Tate said. I would like to thank the Bonifay Police Depart-ment for their efforts and assistance.ŽBonifay Police Chief Chris Wells agrees the joint effort illustrates two agencies working toward the mutual goal of serving the community.The Bonifay Police Department is glad to have worked with the Holmes County Sheriffs Office in this investigation, and we are also glad to have solved these break-ins for our citizens.ŽJuveniles charged in Bonifay burglariesBy Seth RobbinsGatehouse Media FloridaDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. „ A 28-year-old woman who was beaten and held captive for two days by her felon boy-friend managed to escape when she convinced him to let her bring their dog to an animal hospital, where she slipped a staff member a note saying to call police, the Volusia County Sheriffs Office said Saturday.The note from the woman read, Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please dont let him know.Ž The staff member called law enforce-ment, and DeLand police responded, detaining the boyfriend at DeLand Animal Hospital, said sheriffs spokeswoman Laura Williams.Jeremy Floyd, 39, was ultimately charged with a number of crimes, includ-ing domestic violence, aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprison-ment, simple battery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Wil-liams said.The assault on the woman, whose name is being withheld because she is a victim of domestic violence, began Wednes-day night in the home that she shares with Floyd .According to a charging affidavit, she told authori-ties that she initially tried to escape Floyd, who threatened to have her sexually assaulted, by jumping out a bedroom window and running down the street. But he chased her down and dragged her back in the house.He then struck several times in the head and grabbed a loaded handgun, threatening to kill her with it, she said. At one point, she tried to wrest the handgun away, and in the struggle for it, the firearm went off. Floyd kept control of the weapon, and the woman said she then went to sleep, not waking up for 22 hours due to head trauma, according to the charging affidavit.On Friday, she awoke and eventually convinced Floyd to let her take her dog, who was behaving oddly, to the animal hospital. He, however, refused to allow her to go alone. While they drove to the veterinarian, the woman said Floyd pointed the loaded handgun at her and threatened to kill her and her family, according to the charging affidavit.Once there, they were waiting on the vet when she went to the bathroom. It was then when she was able to slip the note to the staff member, who called police.The woman was taken to Florida Hospital DeLand, where she was treated for her injuries, which included the head wound, a black eye, bruised arms and legs, and scratches on her hands and fingers.According to the charg-ing affidavit, Floyd denied beating his girlfriend, and he said that all her injuries came from when she dove out the window and struggled with him for the gun. He claimed that she had threatened to commit suicide and that he then unloaded the gun after it had gone off. He told dep-uties that he had no idea why she would have contacted law enforcement.Deputies eventually accompanied the woman to the couples home, and in a hallway, they found bullet holes. The woman completed a sworn state-ment but declined to pursue criminal charges.Floyd, who has a police record going back to 1998, was still charged by depu-ties. He was being held Saturday at the Volusia County Branch Jail on no bond. In the past, he has been convicted of burglary, sale of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance and grand theft, according to court records. Seth Robbins is a reporter for The Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal.Fla. woman escapes boyfriend with secret note at vets o ceA 28-year-old Florida woman who was beaten and held captive by her boyfriend escaped when she managed to slip this note to a veterinarian staff member Saturday in DeLand, Fla. [VOLUSIA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE] The Bonifay Police Department is glad to have worked with the Holmes County Sheri s O ce in this investigation, and we are also glad to have solved these break-ins for our citizens.ŽBonifay Police Chief Chris Wells Snowder SEE MORE ONLINE AT CHIPLEYPAPAER.COMAccording to the charging a davit, Floyd denied beating his girlfriend, and he said that all her injuries came from when she dove out the window and struggled with him for the gun. 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** A6 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County News COMMUNITYSpecial to The News The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for LEAD Washington County, a nine-month leadership development program starting in September 2018. LEAD Washington County will provide a diverse group of emerging and existing lead-ers with opportunities to enhance their community knowledge, civic engagement and leadership skills so they may affect posi-tive change in Washington County. We are excited to bring back a program that will be beneficial to all that attend,Ž says Brandon Lovering, LEAD WC chairman and city president of One South Bank. We hope this class will contribute in making Washington County a competitive force through-out the Panhandle.Ž Over the nine-month program, the Class will learn about all aspects of industry, health and human services and government in Washington County through in-field visits, trips and contact with current leadership. Class members also participate in programs that develop their personal leadership development, and, working as a team, have the opportunity to address a real-time need or problem in Washington County. Our goal is to encourage leadership, participation, and growth among the people who form the heartbeat of Washington County,Ž says Lovering, adding:  All of the volunteers for LEAD Washington County have attended leadership classes in other counties and understand the responsibility that comes with its association.Ž Class members and the organizations in which theyre involved both ben-efit from: € Having a better understanding about the Countys issues, industries and needs. € Networking with like-minded business and community colleagues € Developing personal leadership, team-building and communication skills € Making a direct impact in addressing a real community need or issue. Applications are available at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, or online at washcomall.com. The deadline to apply for the 2018-19 Class is Friday, July 13, 2018. For more informa-tion contact the Chamber at 850-638-4157.Apply now for Chamber leadership development program Brandon Lovering, LEAD WC chairman and city president of One South Bank. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: news@ chipleypaper.com Tickets on sale for The Hallelujah GirlsCHIPLEY „ Tickets are on sale for The Hal-lelujah Girls, directed by Tina Goodman. The show takes the stage Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3. Show times are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+) and military (with active or retired ID). To purchase your tickets visit www.span-ishtrailplayhouse.com or call 850-638-9113, MondayThursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. WCCOA to host cake auctionCHIPLEY „ The Washington County Council on Aging will hold a cake auction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 1. Bids can be made via Facebook or by coming into the Council. All bids start at $15. Cakes that are being COMMUNITY EVENTSSee EVENTS, A7

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 A7Chipley Housing Authority seeking applicantsChipley Housing Authority is currently seeking applicants for the Public Housing program. Applicants must complete an application and meet income guidelines based on family size as required by HUD. Appli-cations are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the office located at 1370 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. For more information call 850-638-0134. Rental units wantedTri-County Commu-nity Council is looking for rental units for the Section 8 program. The Section 8 program provides assistance for low income families in the private renal market through the Housing Assistance Payments Program. Renter voucher holders select a unit from the private market. Requirement of a unit to be rented to an assisted family are as fol-lows: the unit must meet HUD housing quality standards and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents and market rate. When a Section 8 voucher holder is interested in your unit contact Steve Henderson at 638-4520 ext 103. Tri-County accepting HUD applications Tri-County Community Council, Inc., Washington County Housing Authority (Section 8) Rental Assistance Program is currently taking applications on Wednesdays for the waiting list. Applications are taken by interview appointments only.Eligibility for assistance is based on income; you must be a legal citizen of the United States or have an eligible immigrant status. Decisions may be based on criminal history and other criteria. In order to apply and applicant will need to bring verification to the interview.For more information or to set up an inter view call Steve Henderson at 638-4520 ext 103.HOUSING BRIEFSWe want to highlight our hometown businesses! "Business Profile" is a weekly feature designed to inform readersabout the local business community. To participate, complete the following information and email it to: news@chipleypaper.com Business name:Business contact information:Number of employees:Owners or manager's name:Business services provided: Years in business:How you got into this business:What you like most about your business:Name of person com-pleting this form:BUSINESS PROFILE COMMUNITY CHIPLEYPAPER.COMauction need to be deliv-ered no later than 8 a.m. on the day of the auction. If you win a cake they may be picked up from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at WCCOA. For more information call 850-638-6216. Kid Safety Expo announces datesCHIPLEY/ LYNN HAVEN „ Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: at the June 2 and June 16; at the Lynn Haven Walmart on June 9 and June 30. The expo will also be at the Panhandle Watermelon Festival Saturday, June 23. For more information call 850-638-1858 or 850-326-9109. HCPL to host book signingBONIFAY „ Holmes County Public Library will hold a book signing with Holmes County author Nancy Springer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Springer will be signing and selling her latest book "The Oddling Prince". She is a member of the Holmes County Friends of the Library group and the pro-ceeds from the sell of her book will go to the Holmes County Public Library. This new book, The Oddling Prince was included in Publisher's Weekly Top 10 list of science/fiction/ fantasy/horror for Spring 2018. Legendary Entertain-ment has made a deal with Emmy-nominated Millie Bobby Brown to star in and produce a feature film series based on Nancy Springer's Enola Holmes Mysteries novel series. Wausau to host photography exhibitWAUSAU „ Wausau Public Library and the Town of Wausau will host a photography exhibit at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7 in the Town Hall located at 1607 2nd Avenue, in Wausau, Florida. Avery Wood, who grew up in the Wausau area, has spent many years photographing local people and their surroundings. There will be a display of his work and a short slide presentation during the exhibit. Those interested in people and homesteads of old Wausau are encouraged to attend. There will also be Wausau Fun Day slides from the 1980s. Help is requested to identify faces of those who participated in those events. 2018 Panhandle Watermelon Festival Pageant to be heldCHIPLEY „ The 62nd Annual Panhandle Water-melon Festival Pageant will be held at the Wash-ington County Agriculture Center, located at 1424 Jackson Avenue (Highway 90) in Chipley at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 8 and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. For more information call Teresa Bush at 850-2634744 or 850-263-3072 or 850-415-0692 or Melissa Miles at 850-260-4323. Library to host Mrs. Kate Singin and SmilinBONIFAY „ The Holmes County Public Library will host Mrs. Kate Singin and Smilin at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more infor-mation call 850-547-3573. EVENTSFrom Page A6

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** A8 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County News DATELINESBRUSSELS SALT LAKE CITYSenator who freed Holt urges Venezuela dialogueThe chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is urging engagement with Ven-ezuelas socialist government after he traveled to the South American nation to bring home a Utah man jailed for two years without a trial.Joshua Holt is scheduled to return to Salt Lake City on Monday night after receiving medical care and visiting President Donald Trump in Washington. He was released over the weekend following secret, backchannel negotia-tions between members of the U.S. Congress and Venezuelan officials.Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee traveled to Cara-cas on Friday to seal the deal with President Nicolas Maduro that would bring Holt home.MEXICO CITYMexico train robberies rise as thieves block tracksFreight train robbers in Mexico are increasingly block-ing tracks or loosening rails to stop trains and steal the contents, causing increasing danger.The federal rail agency said Monday the number of cargo thefts increased from 532 in the last quarter to 561 in the first quarter of 2018. While thats only a 5 percent increase, thieves are using more dangerous ways to stop the trains.In the past they often triggered the brakes on freight cars or uncoupled them. But thieves blocked tracks with rocks or vehicles over 250 times, a 42 percent increase And they loosened or stole rail clips or other pieces of track 222 times, almost triple the fourth quarter total.REDDING, CALIF.Flight school employees accused of kidnappingTwo employees of a Northern California flight school were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a student pilot and trying to send him back to his native China, authorities said.Jonathan McConkey, gen-eral manager at IASCO Flight Training, and his assistant, Kelsi Hoser, were taken into custody May 25 at the munic-ipal airport in Redding, police said.Tianshu Shi, a trainee in the United States on a student visa, sustained minor injuries investigators said.McConkey and Hoser showed up at Shis apartment the evening of May 24 and told him he was going to be shipped backŽ to China the following morning, said Redding Police Corporal Rob Peterson.NOBLESVILLE, IND. Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save studentsA suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said Monday that his swift decisions were the only acceptable actionsŽ to save his seventh-grade students.Seaman is credited with stopping an armed student who entered his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School. Witnesses said the 29-year-old former college football player ran to ward bullets as he tackled the student. Seaman was shot three times, according to his brother.I want to make it clear that my actions on that day, in my mind, were the only acceptable actions I could have done given the circumstances,Ž Seaman said Monday. LAS VEGASShooting survivors name baby after Vegas hockey playerA couple who survived the October shooting at a Las Vegas country music festi-val has named their newborn after one of the Vegas Golden Knights hockey players, saying the team brought posi-tivity into their lives after the tragedy.Lauren and Brad Sugars girl was born May 18, the same day the Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets to advance to the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, KLAS-TV reported .The Las Vegas couple orig-inally had Austin in mind as their daughters name, but decided to go with Riley „ named after Knights player Reilly Smith. The Associated PressPolish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, left, speaks with Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis Quecedo during a meeting of EU foreign ministers Monday at the Europa building in Brussels. The European Union is seeking to shield the blocs strategic and economic interests in Iran in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the international nuclear deal, as the EU foreign policy chief insisted Monday that the unity of the member states was unquestioned. [VIRGINIA MAYO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] KINSHASA, CONGOA health care worker takes the temperatures of passengers at Ngobila Beach, Thursday in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Of“ cials began vaccinating health workers and others on Monday in Bikoro, where Congos current Ebola outbreak was “ rst declared. Congos Health Minister Oly Ilunga traveled to oversee the Ebola vaccinations of at least 10 people in Bikoro, where at least “ ve of 12 Ebola deaths have happened. [JOHN BOMPENGO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] MADRIDFormer Popular Partys treasurer Luis Barcenas arrives to the National Court, Monday in Madrid. Spains parliament agreed Monday to subject Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a vote of no con“ dence this week in the wake of graft convictions of businesspeople and of“ cials tied to his conservative Popular Party. Among those convicted was Barcenas, who was sentenced to 33 years behind bars and a “ ne of 44 million euros ($51.1 million). [FRANCISCO SECO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By David McFaddenThe Associated PressELLICOTT CITY, Md. „ One man remained missing after flash flooding tore down historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, and left a community heartbroken at seeing severe damage less than two years after another devastating flood.Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said Monday morning that his priorities are finding the missing man and assessing the condition of buildings that house shops, restaurants and families.Were certainly making every effort to locate that individual,Ž he said.Howard County police identified him Monday as 39-year-old Severn resident Eddison Hermond, an active member of the Army National Guard.Hermond was reported missing to police about 12:30 a.m. Monday, but has not been seen since about 5:20 p.m. at the height of the flooding, when raging, brown waters ripped through the town. The area remained blocked off Monday, even to residents and business owners, as Kittleman surveyed the debris.If you look at the devasta-tion and the damage, I would certainly say its worse than 2016,Ž he said. Weve had areas that were not even damaged at all two years ago terribly damaged this time.ŽAt a news conference Sunday night, Kittleman and Gov. Larry Hogan vowed to help people rebuild their lives again.We will be there for them as we were in 2016,Ž Kittle-man said.Hogan promised every bit of assistance we possibly can.ŽThey say this is a once every 1,000-year flood and weve had two of them in two years,Ž Hogan said.Sundays flooding swept away parked cars in the city, which sits along the west bank of the Patapsco River, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) west of Baltimore.Jessica Ur, a server at Pure Wine Cafe on the citys Main Street, told The Baltimore Sun that she watched as gushing waters swept three or four parked cars down the street.Its significantly higher than it was before,Ž she told the newspaper, comparing the floodwaters to those of 2016.Mike Muccilli, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Ster-ling, Virginia, said Sunday it was too early to make comparisons between the two floods. But he said both were devastating. In the July 2016 storm, Ellicott City received 6.6 inches (17 centimeters) of rain over a twoto three-hour period. On Sunday, the community received nearly 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) of rain over a six-hour period, but most of it fell during an intense, three-hour period, Muccilli said.In a normal heavy rain event, you wouldnt see this amount of flooding, where you see cars floating down the road,Ž Muccilli said. This was a true flash flood.ŽSome people reported hearing a blaring alarm during the flooding. Others said they gathered in the second story of a building and anxiously watched the seething waters. One sight during the flood: a handmade, white flag hung from an upper story of a Main Street building bearing the letters SOS.If you are trapped, we are coming,Ž the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services tweeted at one point.Ellicott City has been rebuilding since the 2016 flooding damaged and destroyed businesses. Local officials recently said 96 per-cent of the businesses were back in operation and more than 20 new businesses had again opened in the Main Street area. Just two weeks ago, Hogan announced that the Federal Emergency Man-agement Agency had awarded the state and county more than $1 million to pay for projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in areas around Main Street.Some are already asking whether enough was done after the last flood to prevent a similar catastrophe. Hogan said temporary improve-ments were in place and more things were in the works to reduce the communitys vul-nerabilities. But he said big changes take time, and no one expected such a huge flood so soon after 2016.One still missing in Maryland ooding NATION & WORLDResidents gather by a bridge Monday to look at cars left crumpled in one of the tributaries of the Patapsco River that burst its banks as it channeled through historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Md. Sundays destructive ” ooding left the former mill town heartbroken as it had bounded back from another destructive storm less than two years ago. [DAVID MCFADDEN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 A9 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 POCONO 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Hold on #1 might be tenuous KYLE BUSCH Is it his turn to win three straight? JOEY LOGANO Rarely good at Pocono MARTIN TRUEX JR. Snif“ ng a victory CLINT BOWYER 0-for-24 at Pocono DENNY HAMLIN Current winless streak at 24 KURT BUSCH Three-time Pocono winner KYLE LARSON Middle name is Miyata BRAD KESELOWSKIFive straight top-“ ves at Pocono JIMMIE JOHNSON Quietly rounding into decent form 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 PODCASTWe recap the big weekend and take dead aim on summer. Tune in online at www.news-journalonline. com/daytonamotormouths THREE THINGS TO WATCHCHARLOTTE THREE THINGS WE LEARNED Which driver, not named Kevin Harvick or Kyle Busch, is next to win a Cup race? GODSPEAK: Give me Ryan Blaney at Pocono. After his car burned up at Charlotte, he will top the charts this week. KENS CALL: Ill stick with the Kyle theme and say Larson, but not until Michigan in two weeks.Where does Will PowerŽ rank among all-time best racer names? GODSPEAK: It is de“ nitely in the top “ ve all-time, but I am forever a Dick Trickle man. KENS CALL: Itd be a better “ t for a triathlete, so Im sticking with the Speed boys „ Lake and Scott. KYLE BUSCH VS. KEVIN HARVICK: Busch won the Coca-Cola 600 and Harvick “ nished dead last in the race. No matter. These are the two drivers who will be feuding for the Cup championship this year. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: Since there was no con” ict on the track at Charlotte, we are taking the long view and it is shaping up as a two-man “ ght from here to Homestead. Both are hardheaded drivers. WINNER: Ryan Blaney REST OF TOP 5: Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski FIRST ONE OUT: David Ragan DARK HORSE: Paul Menard DONT BE SURPRISED IF: Blaney gets his second career victory where he got his “ rst career victory.Danica insists shes done. Do you believe her?Yes and ƒ maybe. Right now, she is retired, having completed her Danica Double-TroubleŽ „ crashing out of the Daytona and Indy 500s. But lets say a couple of years from now, her post-racing career needs a jolt, and perhaps some sports-car team could use some star-power for, say, the Rolex 24, can we see that happening? Absolutely. Maybe not. But maybe. Hows that for an answer?Whos the next “ ve for the Hall of Fame?Tony Stewart is a lock, while Buddy Baker and Joe Gibbs seem likely. But Bobby Labonte, Carl Edwards and Greg Bif” e will become eligible next year, so a lot of votes will be spread around. Im still confused as to why Kirk Shelmerdine doesnt get more recognition for his four championships as Dale Earnhardts crew chief.„Ken Willis, ken.willis @news-jrnl.com1. Kyle Busch 573 2. Joey Logano 506 3. Kevin Harvick 485 4. Brad Keselowski 437 5. Martin Truex Jr. 430 6. Kurt Busch 429 6. Denny Hamlin 429 8. Clint Bowyer 421 9. Kyle Larson 382 10. Aric Almirola 376 11. Ryan Blaney 375 12. Jimmie Johnson 327 13. Erik Jones 314 14. Alex Bowman 299 15. Chase Elliott 296 15. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 296 17. Paul Menard 263 18. Daniel Suarez 245 19. Austin Dillon 244 20. Jamie McMurray 231 CUP SERIES: Pocono 400 SITE: Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile, triangle shaped) TV SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 2, 11:30 a.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 2, 4 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11:30 a.m.). Sunday, race (Fox Sports 1, coverage begins at 12:30 p.m.; green ” ag, 2:15 p.m.) XFINITY: Pocono Green 250 SITE: Pocono Raceway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 2, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Saturday, qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 9:30 a.m.), race (Fox Sports 1, 1 p.m.)1. Think againIf you think you know who will win Sundays NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway, better think again. Why? Because 11 different drivers have won races in the last 12 Pocono races. The only driver to score two wins in that time frame was Dale Earnhardt Jr., who swept both Poconos in 2014. The list includes retired Jeff Gordon, almost retired Matt Kenseth, plus “ rst-time winners Chris Buescher and Ryan Blaney.2. Box-checkingKyle Busch did something Sunday in the Coca-Cola 600 no other driver in NASCARs modern era had ever done „ win at every active race track on the Cup Series. He checked the last box by winning at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Even the great Jeff Gordon could not do that, missing a win at Kentucky. The “ rst one to check off all the tracks and get it all done,Ž Busch said, quickly adding, I dont want to go to any new ones.Ž3. Wheres Harvick?A total of 23 race tracks host 36 Cup races each season. Kevin Harvick has won multiple races at 11 of those tracks, including a whopping nine triumphs at Phoenix. He has two boxes to check in order to make it a clean sweep. He has never won at Kentucky, which has held only seven Cup races, or Pocono. At the 2.5-mile Pocono triangle, Harvick is 0-for-34.„Godwin Kelly, godwin. kelly@news-jrnl.comRyan Blaney climbs from his burning car at Charlotte. This Sunday he hopes to climb into Victory Lane at Pocono. [AMANDA NEWMAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] 1. One-car trackCharlotte Motor Speedways Coca-Cola 600 proved once again it is a one-car race track. Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps and turned this marathon into a snorefest. Charlotte has a recent history of rewarding the car and driver with the right balance. Bring on the ROVAL!2. Johnson wants winJimmie Johnson (no laps led) has gone a year without winning a Cup race. His last win was June 4, 2017 at Dover. He nabbed a “ fth-place at Charlotte. It feels good, but damn I want to win,Ž Johnson said. Im tired of running “ fth; Im tired of running whatever it is.Ž3. Big bang theoryMeanwhile, on the north side of the Ohio River, Danica Patrick closed out her racing career by crashing out of the Indy 500. Im not really sure what happened,Ž she said of her single-car spin in Turn 2. It just seemed to come around.Ž What seemed around, went around.„Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.com Kyle Busch tosses his son Brexton in the air as he celebrates winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. [CHUCK BURTON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 B1CELEBRATE By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES … Empowering girls to be leaders has been the top priority of the Girl Scouts since its inception in 1912. When people think of the Girl Scouts most think of cookies and, while we all love them, there is so much more to being a Girl Scout than cookie sales. Teaching girls to release their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovater, Risk-taker, Leader) is what the Troop Leaders in Washington County Troop 3013 and Holmes County Troop 3021 do at every meeting they hold. Troops use a curriculum to teach lessons on a number of topics such as first aid, camping and sewing. The meetings are girl led meaning the girls in the troop start the meeting with the Girl Scout Law, Pledge of Allegiance, followed by activities and lessons on the topic for the meeting. Although both troops are relatively new …Washington County started in October 2017 and Holmes in March 2018both are working toward growing their troops with new girls as well as troop leaders. Each county is putting in the work to expand their troops by setting up booths at area festivals, and open houses. Washingtons troop has 13 active member while Holmes has eight. Zedra Hawkins and Carissa Boyette lead Washington while Misty Erickson and Susie Powell lead Holmes. The girls in each troop have a variety of reasons why they love the Girl Scouts. We get to be honest and fair and kindful,Ž said Isabella Erickson of Troop 3021. Cookies! I like cookies,Ž said Kali Graham of Troop 3013. Getting to do crafts and be with my friends is what I love most about being a Girl Scout,Ž said Holmes County Troops Lacee Music. I enjoy working on earning badges and learning new things like first aid,Ž said Washington County Troops Mina Graham. The Washington County Troop 3013 meets at First Presbyterian Church in Chipley every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.. The Holmes County Troop 3021 meets at the Holmes County Public Library Annex every Friday at 5:45 p.m. If you are interested in signing your daughter up or becoming a leader or in helping in any way, contact the Girl Scout Council in Panama City at 1-888-271-8778 or visit their website at www. girlscouts.org.Girl Scouts: Building leaders since 1912Annie Anderson learned a quick lesson in static electricity at a Holmes County Troop 3021 meeting. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Michelle Kelley from Washington County EMS came to teach the girls “ rst aid techniques to help them earn that badge. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO] Misty Erickson and Suzie Powell conduct a science experiment for their troop to learn about static electricity.[DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] Washington County Troop 3013 took part in the Christmas Parade and showed their Girl Scout pride. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

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** B2 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County News By Kelvin ChanThe Associated PressHONG KONG „ Euro-pean stock markets fell Monday after small gains in Asia as investors digested political uncertainty in Italy, while crude oil fell further amid expectations for output increases. Markets remained closed for holi-days in the U.S. and U.K. The euro was volatile, touching a six-month low after Italys presi-dent vetoed a euroskeptic candidate for economy minister proposed by leaders of two populist parties trying to form a government.President Sergio Mat-tarella said Sunday he was refusing to appoint Paolo Savona, whose policies could rattle nervous mar-kets and further inflate the countrys staggering debt load. Instead, he named an economist, Carlo Cot-tarelli, to lead the country until new elections. While avoiding a populist government that investors had worried about, the move means more politi-cal uncertainty. The euro fell to $1.1627 from $1.1652 on Friday. The dollar slipped to 109.32 yen from 109.40 yen late Friday. The pound was roughly flat at $1.3309. European stocks drop amid Italy uncertainty By Terry TangThe Associated PressStarbucks, trying to put to rest an outcry over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, is closing more than 8,000 stores for an afternoon of anti-bias training, a strategy some believe can keep racism at bay.After the arrests in Phila-delphia last month, the coffee chains leaders apologized and met with the two men, but also reached out to activists and experts in bias training to put together a curriculum for its 175,000 workers.That has put a spotlight on the little-known world of unconscious bias training,Ž which is used by many corpo-rations, police departments and other organizations to help address racism in the workplace.The training is typically designed to get people to open up about implicit biases and stereotypes in encountering people of color, gender or other identities.The Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers consulting with Starbucks, defines implicit bias as attitudes „ positive or negative „ or stereotypes someone has toward a person or group without being conscious of it. A common example, according to some of its studies, is a tendency for white people to unknowingly associate black people with criminal behavior.Many retailers including Walmart and Target said they already offer some racial bias training. Target says it plans to expand that training. Nordstrom has said it plans to enhance its training after issu-ing an apology to three black teenagers in Missouri who employees falsely accused of shoplifting.Anti-bias sessions can incorporate personal reflec-tions, explorations of feelings and mental exercises. But one expert says training of this kind can have the opposite effect if people feel judged.According to a video pre-viewing the Starbucks training, there will be recorded remarks from Starbucks executives and rapper/activist Common. From there, employees will move into a real and honest exploration of biasŽ where, in small groups, they can share how the issue comes up in their daily work life.Starbucks has described it as a collaborative and engaging experience for store partners to learn together.Ž Developed with feedback from the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Per-ception Institute and other social advocacy groups, the four-hour session will give workers a primer on the history of civil rights from the 1960s to present day. Workers will also view a short documentary film.Experts: Starbucks training a rst step in facing biasBRIEFCASERIO DE JANEIROFree market debate at heart of Brazil truckers strikeBrazilian cabinet min-isters on Monday called on truckers to end a crip-pling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin Americas largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands.The ministers spoke in Brasilia hours after President Michel Temer announced a series of measures aimed at getting truckers back to work. Late Sunday, Temer said the government would subsidize a 10 percent drop in diesel prices for 60 days.He also said measures were being crafted to cut tolls for truckers and establish minimum freight rates, both key demands. ATLANTADelta adding Passport Plum hue to its uniformsThe color authorities at Pantone declared violet the color of 2018, and Delta Air Lines is following suit, quite literally.The Atlanta JournalConstitution reports the Atlanta-based airline has added a new option dubbed Passport PlumŽ to its signature red and blue hues for new uni-forms rolling out Tuesday. The Associated PressDemonstrators protest April 15 outside the Starbucks cafe in Philadelphia where two black men were arrested three days earlier for refusing to leave the store after they declined to order anything. Today, the company plans to close more than 8,000 stores nationwide to conduct anti-bias training, a move intended to show how serious the company is about living up to its now-tarnished image as a neighborhood hangout where all are welcome. [RON TODT/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO] BUSINESS

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 B3 Staff ReportWASHINGTON COUNTY The L.E. EarlŽ Sellers Memorial Award winners for outstanding male and female athletes were recently presented at Vernon High School and Chipley High School. Vernon High School seniors Olivia Cotton and William Holley were named the 2018 L.E. EarlŽ Sellers Memorial Award winner for outstanding athletes. Chipley High School seniors Lila Taylor and Dominic Bouton were named the 2018 L.E. EarlŽ Sellers Memorial Award winner for outstanding athlete. The award is sponsored by the Washington County News was presented last week at the schools senior awards program. Students are selected by the their respective schools.Vernon, Chipley Earl Sellers Award winnersChipley High School seniors Dominic Bouton and Lila Taylor receive the L.E. EarlŽ Sellers Memorial Award. Vernon High School seniors Olivia Cotton and William Holley receive the L.E. EarlŽ Sellers Memorial Award. [TONY CENTENO | CHIPLEY BUGLE] SCHOOLS & SOCIETYLast dayKaye Haddock, seen here with her “ fth-grade class at Vernon Elementary School says her favorite thing about the last day of school is the reminiscing. When the kids come up and remind me of things that I have taught them that year,Ž said Haddock. It is nice to hear but also bittersweet because they are leaving us to go to middle school.Ž [DIANE M. ROBINSON | THE NEWS] May30: Post Planning Day for Teachers/Paras/10 Month PersonnelJune11: Report Cards go Out July4: 12 Month Personnel Out August1: First Day for Teachers/ Paras/10 Month Personnel (Professional Development Day) 2: Professional Development Day 3: Pre-Planning Day (Teachers/ Paras/10 Month Personnel) 6-8: Pre-Planning Days (Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel) 9: First Day of School for Students September3: Labor Day (Students and All Personnel Out) 10: Progress Reports Go Out 11: Recognition of Patriot DayŽ at Schools 17: Recognition of Constitution DayŽ at Schools 24-28: Recognition of Celebrate Freedom WeekŽ at Schools 26: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) October12: Vernon High School Homecoming 15: Fall Day (Students/Teachers/Paras/10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 19: Chipley High School Homecoming 30: Report Cards Go Out 31: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) November9: Recognition of Veterans Chipley and Vernon Schools 13: Progress Reports Go Out 19-23: Thanksgiving Holidays (Students/Teachers/Paras/ 10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/ Bus Drivers Out) 21-23: Thanksgiving Holidays (12 Month Personnel Out) December20: Early Release (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 21-31: Christmas Break (Students/Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 24-25: 12 Month Personnel Out 31: 12 Month Personnel Out January 20191: 12 Month Personnel Out 1-3: Teachers/10 Month Personnel Out 1-4: Students/Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out 4: Teachers Planning Day 7: Professional Development Day 8: Classes Resume 21: Martin Luther King Day (Students and All Personnel Out) 23: Report Cards Go Out February7: Progress Reports Go Out 13: Early Release/Professional Development (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 18: Presidents Day (Students/ Teachers/Paras/ 10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/ Buss Drivers Out) March25-29: Spring Break (Students and All Personnel Out) April9: Report Cards Go Out 19: Spring Day (Students/ Teachers/Paras/10 Month and Lunchroom Personnel/Bus Drivers Out) 22: Progress Reports Go Out May7: FPTC Graduation 21: Vernon High School Senior Awards 5:30 p.m. 21: Chipley High School Senior Awards 7:30 p.m. 23: Vernon High School Graduation 24: Last Day of School (Students Released at 1 p.m.) 24: WISE Graduation 24: Chipley High School Graduation 27: Memorial Day (All Personnel Out) 28-19: Post Planning Days for Teachers/Paras/10 Month Personnel June10: Report Cards Go Out2018-2019 WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDARTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. 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** B4 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHHow do you live your life in a way that doesnt offend? This is a question that I keep coming back to. I have to remind myself that Im not perfect and never will be. There will be many, many times that I offend those around me, but Im trying to live my life in a way that doesnt offend God. So Ill seek him and worry about offending him, not you and your situations. We are living in times when everyone is seeking the normalization and acceptance of any and every sin, and the bottom line is that regardless of what society says, God is the one who has already given us our guide. And I misstep every single day. So how do I work towards a relationship with God where I dont step outside of his guide and each day follow his directive of loving my neighbor like myself? First I have to remind myself that its not my job to judge. The Marines have a great phrase where they say, God will sort them out, its our job to arrange the meeting.Ž How true is that. God will indeed sort us out. He will also be the one that judges us. Its a hard reminder that we arent here to judge each other; we are here to love one another. All too often we are caught up in everyones doing.Ž We all fall short of the glory of God. So to highlight and finger point at someone elses sin... is missing the point. Its so easy to run off into the ditches isnt it? We have a clear road... each of us is here for a purpose. Yet the world around is full of noise and chaos. I find myself getting lost in the confusion often. But then I remember... Im not here for me... Im here as a part of Gods plan. This life is so much bigger than me. So how do we return to that mindset? How do we center ourselves back to Gods will? For me that answer is one that I have struggled to find as I crave peace and quiet. I always look to God for that when my life gets hectic and loud. As a child, I looked to the Father for approval and love... I needed to know that someone loved me just for me... in the quiet of the night... soothing peace and quiet comforted me. This is how I know that God is real and that my faith is justified. I would try so hard later on as a young wife and mother to do it myself... to find the pace and quiet in my soul that provided the rest that I needed. But it would never come... and finally I reached out to the only one that I knew could provide it. And just like that, life changed and got a whole lot quieter in the chaos. I think for each of us we crave something different. What is it that you crave? What is it that only God can provide to your soul? That is how we center ourselves, we reach for that. We seek that thing that only the Father can provide. One thing is for certain, only God can give us the heart and love for others. Humans are self-centered by nature; we are inwardly focused. We want our way. We reach for our goals. We covet, we strive, we dream, we justify to ourselves. We strive for success, beauty, possessions, power, money and position. Yet none of that will soothe your soul. All too often we find ourselves desperately seeking a goal only to find that once we have achieved it, were left with a hollow feeling. To stay focused on God, you have to stop looking around you at the world. Remember that Jesus walked the same path. He walked this earth in perfection, keeping his eyes and focus on the Lord, and set before us the example of how we can make it through. Love your neighbors in spite of their sins. Serve your neighbors in spite of yours. Let the world around you be simply focused on serving something bigger than yourself. Kalynn Brazeal is a conservative, Christian wife/mom/ country girl carrying around an MBA, several decades of business experience and a strong opinion. Now living in the remoteness of North Dakota, she continues to share her column on life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and cake. She can be reached by email at kmbrazeal@icloud.com.Learning to focus and not o endBy Jacqueline Lindsey Washington County NewsIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to:news@chipleypaper. com Knights of Columbus Fish Fry BONIFAY The Knights of Columbus are hosting a monthly Fish Fry on the June 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Center, 2331 HWY 177A in Bonifay. Council 10513Infant of Prague. All you can eat is $10 and carry-out is $7. All you can eat for children is $7 and $3 for carryout. On the menu: fried catfish, fried/baked white fish, sides, tea, coffee and desserts. HCSO, WCSO and JCSO to host a Faith in Recovery event BONIFAY … The Holmes County FAITH EVENTS K a l y n n B r a z e a l Kalynn BrazealSee EVENTS, B6 If you would like to see your summer camp or vacation bible school on this list email them to news@chipleypaper. com WCSO to annual host summer camp CHIPLEY … 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, Program Director, to pre-register a spot for your child. Unity Baptist Church to host VBS VERNON … Unity Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29. Dinner will be provided each night. This years theme is Backstage with the BibleŽ. The SUMMER CAMPS AND VBSSee CAMP, B6

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** Washington County News | Wednesday, May 30, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESMrs. Angelita Carrillo Balkcom, age 81, of Bonifay, Florida passed away May 19, 2018 at her home. She was born August 2, 1936 in New Braunfels, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rosalio Carrillo and Juana Diaz Carrillo and several siblings. Mrs. Balkcom is survived by her husband of 62 years, Archie Gerald Balkcom of Bonifay, FL; one son, Jerry Balkcom and wife, Connie of Middleton, VA; two daughters, Rosemary Balkcom of Panama City, FL and Elizabeth Kirk and husband Bryson of Bonifay, FL; one brother, Charlie Carrillo and wife Delia of Freeport, TX; one sister, Mary Rios of Fort Worth, TX; four grandchildren, Ben Balkcom and wife Brittany, Sarah Garris and husband Chase, Melea Kirk and Zane Kirk; one great-grandchild, Colt Balkcom; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shelly Chandler officiating. Interment will following in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial donations may be given to Emerald Coast Hospice, 1330 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 811 S. Waukesha St., Bonifay, FL 32425.ANGELITA CARRILLO BALKCOM JUNE 24, 1957 „ MAY 25, 2018 JoAnn, a loving wife, mother and Nana, passed away on May 25, 2018, at Flowers Hospital surrounded by her family. JoAnn was a resident of Holmes County her entire life and made Westville her home. She graduated from Ponce de Leon High School and went on to receive her Masters Degree in Business Administration from Western University. She was employed at Chautauqua Health Care Services, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, where she was recently promoted to CEO. This was an accomplishment she was very proud to achieve. JoAnn lived her life for her husband, Mike of 37 years, her children and grandchildren. Although she was very proud of her work achievements, her family is what mattered the most. This was lived out daily by putting them above herself. She could be found in the stands of every ballgame for all of her grandchildren and every school event. She enjoyed cooking dinners for the family on Sundays and going on trips to make fun memories. She was always available at any time no matter what. JoAnn is survived by her husband, Michael Birge; her children, Danielle Suggs and husband Scotty and Josh Birge and wife Jessica; five grandchildren, Kelby, Eli, Mason, Carter and Cash. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Monday at Peel Funeral Home.JOANN BIRGE May 23, 2018 Mr. Eddie Lee Mosley of Chipley, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Moffitt Cancer Center of Tampa, Florida. He was 72 years old. Eddie was born on November 27, 1944 to the late Eddie W. and Mary (Keith) Mosley in Ochlocknee, Georgia. He was a faithful member of the St. Joseph A.M.E. Church of Chipley, Florida where he served in many capacities until his health began to fail him. Eddie served his country honorably in the U.S. Army fighting in the Vietnam War. After 20+ years of service he retired and then became employed with the Washington County School District as a School Bus Driver. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 51 years: Mary Lucille Mosley of Chipley, Florida; two children: Erika Mosley of Tallahassee, Florida and Erik Mosley & his wife Sandra of Pensacola, Florida; five grandchildren: Aaron, Eddie III, Elijah, Azavaughn and Savannah; one greatgrandchild: Everett Jay; two sisters: Willie Mae Garrett and her husband Roy & Earlene Bell; along with a host of other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Eddies Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, May 26, 2018 from the sanctuary of the St. Joseph A.M.E. Church of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Linda Ellis, Bishop Alec Richardson, Bishop Craig P. Riley, Rev. Sinclair Forbes, Rev. Larry Brown, and Rev. Alice Clark, officiating. Committal Services will follow in the church cemetery with Full Military Honors performed by the Ft. Rucker Honor Guard and the Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. Public Viewing will begin on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida from 10 AM … 9 PM CST. The remains will lie in repose at the church on Saturday 1hr prior to services. Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley. com.MR. EDDIE LEE MOSLEY Hazel Harmon Shores, age 93, died May 25, 2018 at the Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida, where she has been a resident for 14 years. She was born in Alford, Florida on September 15, 1924 to Seley Davis and Addie Bell Gilmore Gibson Harmon. She was a homemaker known for her no-recipe southern cooking, a fourth generation resident of Washington County and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Allen Shores and a daughter, Myra Jean Shores, brothers, Willard Harmon, Terrell Harmon, Loran Harmon, Henry Leon "Teence" Harmon, half-brothers, Leonard Harmon, Carl Harmon, Lloyd Harmon, and Charlie Gibson. She is survived by a son, Ricky Shores of Newton, Alabama, daughters, Mary Sue Broom (Paul) of Chipley, Faye Cope (Lynn) of Chipley, Pam Brooks (James) of Vernon, and Amy Pelham (Wesley) of Bainbridge, Georgia, a brother, Sherman Harmon of Orange, Texas, and a sister, Mary Nell Abbott (Frank) of Pensacola. She was lovingly known as "Memaw" by her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. The Grandchildren are Michael Broom (Kristi), Lynn (Jr.) Cope (Charlotte), Leigh Cope (Michele). Nicole Seley (Allen), Allison Brock, Derrick Shores (Armindie), Brande Suttles (Ray), Erika Drewery (Tim), Sara Beth Pelham and Hunter Pelham. The Great-Grandchildren are Emily Broom, Cameron Cope, Addie Cope, Sy Seley, Oliva Cotton, Mikayla Cotton, Enzlie Drewery, Ruby Drewery and Aza Drewery. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Chipley. Visitation will be one hour prior. The service will be lead by Rev. Buddy Pennington. The Grandsons and GreatGrandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family wants to thank the staff on the third floor of the Northwest Florida Community Hospital for their care and love expressed during her time as a resident. They would also like to express their appreciation to Emerald Coast Hospice for their professionalism and comfort given to her and the family. Family and friends may sign the online register at www. brownfh.net.HAZEL HARMON SHORES Michael Riley Torbett, age 17, of Marianna, FL, met his Savior faceto-face May 22, 2018, following a fatal ATV accident. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Gloria Porter Peacock, and paternal grandmother, Diane DoodleŽ Glaze. Riley is survived by his parents Rex & Dana Torbett, two brothers Austin & Caleb, maternal grandfather Bill Peacock & wife, Cynthia, and paternal grandfather Jack Torbett & wife, Murel, all of Marianna, FL, Aunts Stacey Schultz & husband, Russ, of St. Louis, MO, Christy Lemmons & husband, Mike, of Mills River, NC, Stacy Davis & husband, Scott, and Uncle Kindall BuddyŽ Torbett & wife, Janie, all of Marianna, FL. He is loved and will be missed by a magnitude of family and friends, especially the Marianna High School Bulldogs, Class of 2018. Riley had a fierce passion for Jesus and enjoyed the fellowship and community of Evangel Worship Center in Marianna. One of his greatest joys was serving the Lord, over the past five years, in Nicaragua, Central America. In fact, he was to spend the summer in Nicaragua as an intern for Project H.O.P.E., Inc. Riley was a serious student and was to graduate with honors May 24, 2018, fourth in his Class with a 4.0 unweighted GPA. Some of his accomplishments include Distinguished Bulldog Award, Executive President of Student Government Association, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Marianna High School Athletic Committee, Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team and 2018 Offensive MVP. Riley was an avid sports enthusiast. He enjoyed soccer, crosscountry, volleyball, football, and more. One would be hard pressed not to find him and his family at a baseball field for either school or travel ball. Many precious memories were made with family and friends enjoying boating and water sports at Round Lake. Though every member of his immediate family bled garnet and gold, Riley had no trouble going against the grain, cheering for the Auburn Tigers. War Eagle! Riley had plans to attend Troy University as a Chancellors Award Scholarship recipient. He planned to declare a major in Biomedical Sciences with the longrange goal of becoming a physician specializing in emergency medicine. Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Marianna High School Gymnasium. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family will receive friends Friday, May 25, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marianna High School Gymnasium. They have requested the omission of flowers and that memorial contributions be made to Project H.O.P.E., Inc., 1419 S. Enterprise Ave., Springfield, MO 65804.MICHAEL RILEY TORBETT Mrs. Darlene Glynis Williams, age 60, of Bonifay, Florida passed away May 21, 2018. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. DARLENE GLYNIS WILLIAMS CONTINUED ON B6

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** B6 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | Washington County News 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 5-3539 Invitation to Bid The Washington County District School board is accepting bids for Custodial Services for the 2018-2021 school years. When preparing bids please include all schools in Washington County and the Washington County School Board Office. Bids must equal or exceed the specifications, or your bid will not be reviewed. The Washington County School Board reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. Bids are not to include any state or federal taxes. Please mark your bid envelope as SEALED BID FOR CUSTODIAL SERVICES, BID #18-11Ž, to be opened June 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. local time, at the Washington County School Board District Office. Bids will be opened at this time for review and submission to the Washington County School Board at the June school board meeting on June 11, 2018. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on May 22, 2018, at the WCSB Office 652 Third Street, Chipley, FL at 9:00 a.m. (CST). May 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 2018 5-3566 Request for Proposals For Construction and Engineering Inspection Services 5th Street Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements Project Phase II RFP#: 2018-05 FDOT Municipal Small County Outreach Program FPID # 438895-2-54-01 The City of Chipley is soliciting proposals from registered, qualified consulting firms in the State of Florida, pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, known as the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA), to provide construction administration and inspection services for the 5th Street Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements Project Phase II.Ž To be considered, a Firm/Team must be FDOT Pre-Qualified and submit one (1) original and Six (6) copies for a total of Seven (7) of each submission or alternate submission which must be received in a sealed envelope (package) prominently marked on the outside with the words RFP# 2018-05 CEI Services for the 5th Street Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements Project Phase IIŽ. DEADLINE for receipt of submittals in response to this Request is June 15, 2018 -2:00 p.m. Central Time, Submittals should be mailed to City of Chipley -P.O. Box 1007 Chipley, FL 32428 or hand delivered to: City of Chipley City Hall … 1442 Jackson Avenue … Chipley, FL 32428, Attn: City Clerks Office. Submissions by fax or other electronic media will not be accepted under any circumstances. Late submissions will not be accepted, but will be returned, unopened, to the sender at the senders expense. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the proposal process. You may direct any questions or schedule visits to the project site with Dan Miner, City Administrator at (850) 638-6350 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m. CST. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE/FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION May 23 and May 30, 2018 5-3583 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 62-52 AND 62-53 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 21st day of June, 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, 1331 South Boulevard, Chipley, Florida. 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 6-3544 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, CUST FBO RICHARD BARRON IRA 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 11-02396 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 03-0287-0013 assessed to: MARIA COLONI TRUSTEE Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #3 LOT 13 OR 655 P 356 blk 287All 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 6-3521 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given JILL FRANDRICH 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 11-02996 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 02-0233-0007 assessed to: HACKIMOON BACCHUS Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #2 LOT 7 ORB 700 P 141 BLK 233 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 16, 23, 30, JUNE 6, 2018 6-3557 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, FBO 20345702 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 11-02518 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 04-0201-0010 assessed to: J ANDONI QUINTANA Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #4 LOT 10 ORB 746 P 340 BLK 201 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 July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 Jonathan D. Cook, age 55 of Vernon, went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2018 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida. Jonathan was born on November 14, 1962 in Chipley, Florida to Winfred and Joann (Goodson) Cook. He worked as a Corrections Officer for the State of Florida and had been a resident of the Florida Panhandle since coming from San Antonio, Texas in 1982. He was preceded in death by his father, Winfred Cook; son: Justin King. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Carolyn Cook of Vernon, FL; mother: Joann Cook of Vernon, FL; two sons: Joshua Cook and Jordan Cook of Vernon, FL; two brothers: Michael Cook of Temple, TX, Phillip Cook of San Antonio, TX; two sisters: Debra Johnson and Donna Cook both of Vernon, FL. Graveside funeral services will be held 11A.M. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Weeks Cemetery in Vernon, Florida with Rev. Milton Brown officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. The family will receive friends for visitation 5-8P.M. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in his honor to the Wounded Warrior Project at wound edwarriorproject.org.JONATHAN D. COOKRichard Eugene Murren passed from this life on May 19, 2018. He was born in Mason City, Iowa on Oct. 4, 1925. He leaves behind his wife Imogene, one sister Majorie, children Mary Kay Whitten (Mike), Dixie Bodie (Brian), Shelley Fredrickson (Ron), Brad Murren, Judith Wilen, Dennis Nolin (Denise), Richard Murren Jr. (Pat), Ben Jordan, Scott Jordan (Crystal) sister in laws Inell Reeves, Irene Lipford (Jimmy), Illeta Tadlock (Randy), and a special cousin John Gorski. He had 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. On June 1, 2018, a memorial service will be held at the Tallahassee Memorial Cemetery with full military rights at 10 a.m. central standard time in Tallahassee. Visitation for Mr. Murren will be held from 5 to 7. on June 1, 2018 at White Pond Baptist Church in Alford. A memorial service will be held on June 2, 2018 at 10:30 at White Pond Baptist Church in Alford with Rev. Mark Fejes officiating.RICHARD EUGENE MURREN FAITHOBITUARIESCONTINUED FROM B5 Sheriffs Office, Washington County Sheriff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. Special guest will be Rafe Lamb, youth pastor at Grace Fellowship Christian Church and Jennifer Williams a peer specialist with the Department 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. Bluegrass Sing Caryville Baptist Church will hold a Bluegrass Sing on June 1 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Blondell Freeman at 850-548-5504. EVENTSFrom Page B4church is located at 3274 River Road (Hinsons Crossroads Community) in Vernon. For more information call 850-535-4669. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch to host summer camp INGLIS Summer is just around the corner, and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, Inc. is offering a free summer camp featuring numerous recreational activities. The camp is designed for children ages 10 to 15. Camp will be held Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29, be held at Caruth Camp in Inglis (Levy County). Caruth Camp will feature activities such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming, archery, and other outdoor recreation. The camp also offers free transportation through a designated pick up and drop off location in the Panhandle, to be announced later. FSYR does require an application, and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To apply for camp, visit https://floridasheriffscamps.campmanagement. com/enroll or call Caruth Camp at 352-447-2259. BCF to host Elevate Worship Arts Camp GRACEVILLE … Baptist College of Florida will host Elevate Worship Arts Camp Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 at the college. The camp is designed for students who have completed sixth through the 12th grade. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. Classes will also be offered in drama, sign language and illusion. Students will have the opportunities to participate in bible studies, youth-oriented worship 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 college dining hall throughout the week. The camp is $200 and includes lodging, meals and all of the activities. BCF is offering an early bird discounted fee of $180 through Thursday, May 31. For more information call 800-328-2660 ext. 427. CAMPFrom Page B4

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Washington County News | B7 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 6-3581 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 18-26-CP Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF JASON A. BROCK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Order of Summary Administration of the Estate of JASON A. BROCK, deceased, Case No. 18-26-CP, was entered on April 16, 2018, in the Circuit Court for Washington County, Probate Division, the address of which is 1293 W. Jackson Ave., # 100, Chipley, FL 32428. The name and address of the assigned individuals [and their attorney] is set forth below. The total value of the estate is less than $25,000.00. All creditors of decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court within the later of three months after the date of first publication of this notice or thirty days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedent’s estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this Court within three months after the date of first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS ND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT’S DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: May 30, 2018. JOHNNA KAY PIERCE Petitioner/Assignee 586 4th Street, Chipley, FL 32428 TERRY NEAL BROCK Petitioner/Assignee 2834A Dauphin Rd., Bonifay, FL 32425 Michelle B. Jordan, Esq. Attorney for Petitioners Florida Bar Number: 70836 1512 HWY 90 Chipley, Florida 32428 Telephone: (850)638-9689 Fax: (850) 638-2685 e-mail: michelle@blankenshipjordapa.com May 30, June 6, 2018 6-3540 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, CUST FBO RICHARD BARRON IRA 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 11-02343 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 02-0251-0025 assessed to: DANIEL MARTINEZ Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #2 LOT 25 OR 603 P 426 BLK 0251All 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 6-3542 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, CUST FBO RICHARD BARRON IRA 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 11-02729 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 06-0389-0009 assessed to: JOHN DICKINSON Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #6 LOT 9 OR 782 P 291 BLK 0389 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, June 6,13, 2018 6-3541 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, CUST FBO RICHARD BARRON IRA 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 11-02737 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 06-0391-0012 assessed to: BRADLEY D LETTSOME Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #6 LOT 12 OR 828 P 258 BLK 0391 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 2018 6-3551 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, FBO 20345702 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 11-02162 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 01-0088-0010 assessed to: ELIZABETH C DEPAUL Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #1 LOT 10 OR 116 P 51 BLK 0088 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 July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 6-3543 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, CUST FBO RICHARD BARRON IRA 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 11-02404 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 03-0291-0013 assessed to: WALTER BIRK Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #3 LOT 13 OR 818 MP 363 BLK 291All 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 6, 23, 30, June 6,13, 2018 6-3546 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, CUST FBO RICHARD BARRON IRA 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 11-02395 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 03-0287-0003 assessed to: EUGENE W & LYDIA F BLACK Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #3 LOT 3 OR 818 P 362 BLK 287 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 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 6-3553 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, FBO 20345702 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 11-02245 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 01-0132-0026 assessed to: PORTA PROPERTIES & INVESTMENTS INC Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #1 LOT 26 ORB 611 P 284 BLK 0132All 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 July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 6-3552 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, FBO 20345702 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 11-02187 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 01-0107-0026 assessed to: ANNABELL & VINCENT CRAWFORD Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #1 LOT 26 ORB 561 P 513 BLK 0107 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 July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 6-3573 NOTICE OF FICTITIOUS NAME TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the unsigned will register with the Division of Corporations, Department of State, State of Florida, pursuant to Chapter 50, Florida Statutes, upon advertisement of this notice, the fictitious name, to wit: EXPLORE NORTHWEST FLORIDA under which we are a registered Florida Not-For-Profit Corporation operating under the unsigned name and that the address noted is our principal place of business operation: RIVERWAY SOUTH APALACHICOLA-CHOCTA WHATCHEE, INC. 672 5th Street Chipley, Florida 32428 Published in a newspaper of general circulation in Washington County, Florida.May 30, June 2, 2018 6-3554 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, FBO 20345702 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 11-02342 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 02-0251-0016 assessed to: JOHN DICKINSON Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #2 LOT 16 ORB 559 P 438 BLK 0251 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 July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 6-3556 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice Is Hereby Given EQUITY TRUST CO, FBO 20345702 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 11-02485 Year of Issuance 2011 Parcel 04-0180-0021 assessed to: DAVID J & MICHELE A GAROFALO Description of Property SUNNY HILLS UNIT #4 LOT 21 ORB 656 P 370 BLK 180 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 JUly 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Lora C Bell, Clerk of Court, Washington County Florida By: Tamara Donjuan, Deputy Clerk MAY 23, 30, JUNE 6, 13, 2018 Full Quota Liquor License In Franklin. Gulf and Bay County 850-386-7020www.beveragelawinstitute.com LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2018. 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Located on Maple Avenue, Geneva, Alabama, near courthouse. Fresh From the Farm.New Red Potatoes, Squash, Zucchini & Cucumbers. Call 850-956-4556 AKC Lab RetreiversChocolate and Black, male and female available. Home raised, vet checked and health certificate. $550 -$650. Taking deposits, $100+ Available June 1st! Call: 850-547-9291 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 Apartment 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. 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. 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. Bonifay, 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from school on Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $600 rent/$600 deposit. 850-547-3746. 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 2BR/2BA Mobile Home. Quiet country setting, garden spot, ideal for retiree. No pets. Reference. $485.00/mth plus deposit. Ponce deLeon. 850-830-1505. 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. Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains! 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 30, 2018 1 Volume 89 Number 22 WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018NF-5036036 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 Full Quota Liquor License In Franklin. Gulf and Bay County 850-386-7020www.beveragelawinstitute.com LARGE ABANDONED GOODS SALE Friday and Saturday, June 1-2, 2018. 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Located on Maple Avenue, Geneva, Alabama, near courthouse. Fresh From the Farm.New Red Potatoes, Squash, Zucchini & Cucumbers. Call 850-956-4556 AKC Lab RetreiversChocolate and Black, male and female available. Home raised, vet checked and health certificate. $550 -$650. Taking deposits, $100+ Available June 1st! Call: 850-547-9291 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 Apartment 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. 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. 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 2BR/2BA Mobile Home. Quiet country setting, garden spot, ideal for retiree. No pets. Reference. $485.00/mth plus deposit. Ponce deLeon. 850-830-1505. Bonifay, 3BD/2BA MH 3/4 mile from school on Hwy 177A. Family oriented park. $600 rent/$600 deposit. 850-547-3746. For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 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. If you didn’t advertise here, you’re missing out on potential customers.

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