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** Volume 95 Number 19 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Local & State ... ..........A3 Kids Activities ... ........A5 Community ... ...........A6 Sports... ....................A8 Faith ... ....................A9 Classifieds ... ...........A10 A6Coffee talks at Box Car: becoming a foster parentA9Signs of Faith @WCN_HCT ¢ Saturday, June 16, 2018 Washington County News WATERMELON FEST NEXT WEEK, MELONS REQUESTED| A6Happy Fathers Day! Staff ReportCHIPLEY One man is behind bars after reportedly admitting to molesting a teenager.Marrion McCary, 67, of Chipley, was charged with lews and lascivious molestation after he allegedly inappropri-ately touched a teenager on June 5, according to a Wash-ington County Sheriff's Office news release.McCary had arrived at the teen's house to do you yard work. After knocking on the door and announcing his pres-ence, he let himself into the home. According to the news release, the victim stated, while inside the home, McCary began to touch the her inappropri-ately. As she pushed him away, he left the house laughing.When deputies arrived on scene, the mother provided a statement that her childs demeanor was unusual which caused her concern, the release stated. After questioning her child about the day, the teen stated, "I do not want Carl to mow our grass anymore."The teen detailed the inci-dent to her mother.Anyone with any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, contact the Washington County Sheriffs Office at 850-638-6111. The Sheriffs Office may also be contacted anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at man accused of molestationMcCary By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY As Guatema-las active Fuego volcano erupted, one local missions team poured out hearts of compassion.With the support of child welfare agency One More Child, seven members of Florida Baptist Church of Chipley provided assistance to first responders in Antigua, Guatemala who were staying at their hotel following the volcanos June 3 eruption.The team arrived in Antigua the day before the eruption on a missions trip to assist with children at a malnutrition center. We were not expecting the volcano to erupt we were about nine miles from it,Ž said team member Team members from First Baptist Church of Chipley Glenna Padgett and Stephanie Orr, alongside two men of a different church our of St. Petersburg, Fla., are pictured the week of June 2-7 with children from the off-site day care of a malnutrition center in Guatemala. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] Local missions team responds to Guatemalas Fuego volcano eruptionBy Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCARYVILLE … A request for a special exception was denied by the Caryville Town Council when they met in regular session June 12. Spirit Filled Church of God in Christ requested a special exception from the council to construct a cemetery at the intersection of St. Marys Road and Phillips Street. The request was made after Washington County Planning recommended approval the week prior. The commission approved the request under the guidelines that a cemetery can be built in land designated low to medium residential with a special exception.Chairman Millard French opened the floor for public comment on the issue and Arthur Chambers addressed the board.I came to the meeting after receiving a letter that my property was close to the cemetery,Ž said Chambers, who is the son of councilman Henry Chambers. If yall pass it, its fine, I am just here to speak for the kids, kids that have to walk by a cemetery.ŽDue to a conflict of interest, Councilmember Henry Chambers had to abstain from voting on the issue as he owns property in close proximity to the proposed cemetery site. French requested a motion to either approve or deny the request and was met with silence.Town Attorney Jerry Miller advised the council that the evidence before them gave no reason to not to approve the request.There is nothing in the evidence presented to you that shows you shouldnt approve the request,Ž said Miller. While I cannot tell you how to vote, but you have competent, substantial evidence before you from county staff to approve the request.ŽMiller went on to talk about voting based on emotion rather than law.We are a part of a process and I would suggest to you that the difficulty you are having is emotional and not a matter of law and fact,Ž Miller said.If we were to put this to a Caryville denies cemetery application4-0 denial comes a er WC Planning approvalSee CARYVILLE, A2 See VOLCANO, A2By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY As the deadline to secure a place to dispose reclaimed water approaches, City of Chipley is eyeing a singlepromising property.Were looking at one site right now,Ž said Chipley City Administrator Dan Miner. We have looked at many sites and none of them have worked out for one reason or another. Right now were down to a site that, at a first glance, it looks like a very good site.ŽThe Florida Department of Environmental Protection deadline for the city to secure a spray field property is mid-July. After several months of searching and negotiating with as many as 15 properties owners, the news of a prom-ising place to dispose of the reclaimed water comes as a relief.Several local properties Chipley eyes single spray eld propertySee PROPERTY, A2Were looking at one site right now. We have looked at many sites and none of them have worked out for one reason or another. Right now were down to a site that, at a rst glance, it looks like a very good site.ŽDan MinerVolcano eruption gives church team new mission


** A2 Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Washington County NewsA Wednesday, June 13, cutline that ran on page A4 with an article headlined 'Kiwanis raises $5k at annual golf tournament' misidenti“ ed the people in the photo. They are: Tony Lagman, Matt Fuqua and Clay Milton.SETTING IT STRAIGHT By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCARYVILLE … Two Caryville residents are continuing with their refusals to connect to the towns water system.Sitting Councilman Henry Chambers and former council member Ransom Works stead-fastly refuse to connect to the system that Chambers voted in favor of in May 2017, despite it being a town ordinance.During a March 2018 council meeting the council voted to have Town Clerk Suzanne Floyd to provide water service and to charge a monthly flat rate utility bill to each structure in non-compliance until the property owner connects to the system.Both Chambers and Works have been accruing a bill since April, which both continue to refuse to pay.Works has a water meter at his home but it is undetermined if Chambers has one due to incomplete maps of the water system in town records. Floyd is in the process of obtaining permits from Florida Department of Transpor-tation to allow a trencher to dig for water lines to determine if there is a meter at Chambers property.Should Chambers and Works continue with their refusals to connect, a lien could be placed on their property should the council decide to seek compensation in the future. The outstand-ing balance could also be reported to a collection agency and placed on their credit reports. Any further action has yet to be determined.The Washington County News will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they come available.Chambers, Works still refuse connectionpopular vote I am assum-ing the nays would get it,Ž French said.  Are we serving interest of the majority?Ž he asked.In a quasi-judicial matters, the decision has to be driven by the facts and the law and not the whim,Ž said Miller. Your function here is to recom-mend to the county either approval or denial. My suggestion to you is that you do not have a record that supports denial, you have a record that sup-ports approval.ŽFrench once again asked for a motion for approval or denial and was once again met with silence. French went on to make a motion for approval that died on the floor from lack of a second. French then made a motion to deny the request and was seconded by Becky Pate. The coun-cil made a unanimous vote 4-0 to deny the request.The issue will go in front of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners June 20 for a final decision.In other business, an agreement with the Supervisor of Elections to use the town hall as a poll-ing place was approved by the council.Caryville Town Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on June 26. CARYVILLEFrom Page A1 the City had once viewed as potential spray fields turned out to either be undesirable lands or property owners wouldnt budge on the Citys offers.Miner said hes expecting the test results for the single property, which is located outside of Chipley, as early as next week.If the soils are what I think they are, I think we are getting very close to select-ing a piece of property,Ž Miner said. If its what we all think it is right now,Ž he added later, it will take the city 30, 40, 50 years down the road, easily.ŽMiner said, if the prop-erty perks well and testing results show that soils are favorable, the City could go into negotiations within days. He said the City has not made an offer. PROPERTYFrom Page A1Stephanie Orr, who said it was her second time in the city for ministry. We were covered in ash. It fell like rain coming from the sky. It was all over us.ŽThe local peopledid not panic about the active eruption, Orr said. The 12,000-foot Volcano of FireŽ has erupted a number of times since 2002, according to a June 4 article on How-ever, by Wednesday this week 114 lives had been taken and thousands more injured and more than 200 missing.Also, an emergency evacuation was declared for a large swath of the country, including Antigua where the Chipley missions team lodged.At the hotel, the team pooled together bottles of water, snacks and money to purchase items for the firefighters. One More Child collected money to be used to purchase clothing and medicine for children impacted by the volcano.The team left a day ear-lier than planned, which was also a day prior to Anti-guas evacuation. Despite plans being interrupted by the natural disaster, they took advantage of the time they had.We were only delayed a few hours the first day and the full day of the last day,Ž said Hannah Strickland, who was on her first-ever trip outside of the United States. But it was defi-nitely worth it.ŽThe malnutrition center is a governmentownedprogramthat provides nutritional assis-tance to under-nourished children.At about half of its child population, Guatemala has the highest percent of malnourished children in Central America, accord-ing to One More Child.A lot of them are developing a little bit slow,Ž Orr said, referring to the children served at the center. You will have a one or two year old that wasnt the weight theyre supposed to be.ŽThe team unloaded a benevolence of fellowship with the children during the abbreviated stay. Orr described their work as a Vacation Bible School, engaging the chil-dren in crafts, music and different games.There was so much dif-ference from the last time I went,Ž she said, noting the center now has a nutri-tionist onside a resource unavailable two years ago.Were able to broaden our ministry and able to go out in the city now and do more things,Ž she said. I think the org One More Child has definitely had an impact.ŽThe population of malnourished children at the center is about half the size now than it wasŽ two years ago, she added.To sponsor a monthly food box and other critical items for a child in need, go to To support the First Baptist Church of Chipleys missions trips, contact the church, located at 1300 South Blvd., at 850-638-1830. VOLCANOFrom Page A1First Baptist Church of Chipleys missions team member Stephanie Orr embraces Yeferson for the “ rst time since she began sponsoring him about two years ago. Yeferson is a client at a malnutrition center in Guatemala that the missions team provided assistance to during their June 2-7 trip. Yefersons mother is in the background. The First Baptist Church of Chipleys missions team to Guatelmala (from left to right) Lucinda Castells, Hannah Strickland, Tiffany Steverson, Mariah Dodd, Tiffany Clifton, Stephanie Orr and Glenna Padgett. Guatemalas active 12,000-foot Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) erupted once again on June 3, blanketing ashes across cities and villages surrounding it. [PHOTOS SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]


** Washington County News | Saturday, June 16, 2018 A3 LOCAL & STATEBy Staff ReportVERNON … One Vernon man is in jail after evading police, then attempting to discard a bag of drugs out of his vehicle window. According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, 50-year-old James Lee Coatney refused to stop his vehicle for about three miles after deputies initially made an attempt to perform a traffic stop on Miller's Ferry Road at about 8 p.m. on June 8. The release stated that as the driver crossed over a bridge, the deputy noticed he threw a bag out of the window. Deputies located the bag and discovered it contained one plastic bag of methamphetamine, two plastic bags of marijuana, and a glass pipe.Once the vehicle came to a stop, Coatney was arrested without further incident, the release stated. He was arrested and charged with, flee and attempt to elude, possession of methamphet-amine, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tam-pering with evidence.Chase leads to arrestCoatney Staff ReportCHIPLEY Chipley City Council approved Tuesday the first reading on an ordinance that aims to reduce water and waste water impact fees.Ordinance No. 951, which amends Chapter 19 regarding utilities, unanimously passed its first reading at Tuesdays reg-ular city council meeting. The recommendation for reductions come from City Administrator Dan Minor, who reported the Citys water impact fees were 40 percent higher than surrounding communities and 51 percent higher on wastewater impacts.Residential, commercial and industrial water impact fees will be decreased by nearly 20 percent on most lines. For sewer, impact fees will be nearly cut in half.In other business, the council approved Resolution No. 18-13, which addresses an agreement with Florida Department of Transportation to construct storm water drainage improve-ments along Fifth Street from Harrell Ave. to County Road 273.The council also approved two requests from Wash-ington County School Board to construct ADA compliant sidewalks and accesses to the football stadium and a new restroom and conces-sion stand; also, to refurbish two buildings at the old Kate Smith campus that will become the School Board dis-tricts offices.Chipley City Council will meet again for a regular council workshop on July 5 and regular council meeting on July 10 at City Hall, 1442 W Jackson Ave.Chipley approves utility fee reductionBy Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBONIFAY … An interlocal agreement activating the 79 Corridor Committee was approved June 11 when the Bonifay City Council met in regular session.The 79 Corridor Project will bring water and sewer facilities from Bonifay in Holmes County, south to Douglas Ferry Road in Washington County. With Bonifays approval of the interlocal agreement 2 (ILA2), all that remains is Holmes County Board of County Commissioners and Washington County Board of County Commissioners to vote to approve the measure. Each of the entities are expected to sign the agreement over the course of the next week.Council member Ricky Callahan made the motion to approve the measure contin-gent on the counties approval of the same.I move we approve the agreement, providing the counties give their approval as well,Ž said Callahan.The council approved the agreement in a unanimous vote.The signing of the agreement will establish the Authority and allow the exist-ing planning committee to abdicate. The Authority will be made up of three members,a representive from each county commissionand a representative of the City of Bonifay. A general manager will be hired who will oversee the project design and construction.Once completed, this area will provide utilities in place to attract businesses looking to locate or relocate a business and create jobs, officials said.Bonifay approves interlocal agreement for 79 Corridor News Service Florida StaffAn appeals court Wednesday upheld the conviction of a man who was accused of driving under the influence of meth-amphetamine in 2014 when he slammed into another car and killed a 13-year-old child in Northwest Florida.Melvin Douglas Hawthorne, now 38, was convicted of driv-ing under the influence causing death, driving under the influ-ence causing serious personal injury and driving under the influence causing property damage, according to the ruling by the 1st District Court of Appeal. Hawthornes appeal focused, in part, on the admis-sion of expert testimony by Bruce Goldberger, director of toxicology and chief of foren-sic medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.Goldberger testified about the effects of methamphetamine on human physiology and that, based on his tests and studies, the details of the case were con-sistent with a driver impaired by methamphetamine. The chal-lenge to Goldbergers testimony involved whether it met a stan-dard, known in the legal world as the "Daubert" standard, for being admitted in the case. A three-judge panel of the appeals court upheld a ruling by a Santa Rosa County circuit judge to allow the testimony. The appeals court said the circuit judge did not act improperly in allowing Goldberger to answer hypothetical questions asked by a prosecutor."Dr. Goldberger testified that his methodology of determin-ing whether a set of facts was consistent with methamphetamine impairment was commonly accepted in his field and testified that this method was based on published studies by him and other professionals in his field, and at trial he applied those methods to the facts of this case," said the six-page ruling, written by appeals-court Chief Judge Brad Thomas and joined by judges Harvey Jay and M. Kemmerly Thomas. "Therefore, we con-clude that his expert testimony was admissible under Daubert, and the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting his testimony."Appeal rejected in case of meth-impaired driver


** A4 Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Washington County News OPINION Have 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. The News is published every Wednesday and Saturday by GateHouse Media LLC at 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428. Periodicals postage paid at Chipley, Florida. Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Washington County News are fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form for any purpose without the expressed permission of GateHouse Media LLC. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of this paper or GateHouse Media. Postmaster: Send address change to Washington County News, P.O. Box 627, Chipley, FL 32428, USPS 667-360 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $20 $24.30 26 weeks: $28.70 $36.40 52 weeks: $48.60 $60.70 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197 Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett ANOTHER VIEW President Donald Trump likes to take credit for the roaring economy. If his newly announced tariffs turn out to be more than a negotiating ploy, hell deserve the blame for the inevitable slowdown. Last week, Mr. Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Those countries immediately countered by imposing tariffs of their own on American goods. Mr. Trump first announced these tariffs in March but had delayed them as trade-deal negotiations continued. The announcement of these levies has already benefited American producers of steel and aluminum. Steel companies in Ohio and Illinois have increased hiring, and tariffs are immensely popular in Pennsylvania, which remains important politically. When governments pick winners and losers through bureaucratic central planning it is generally popular with the winners. But tariffs produce losers, too. When the price of steel goes up, the price of everything that is made with steel „ cars, appliances and buildings „ also increases. The Trade Partnership, a group of economic consultants, had previously estimated that the tariffs would kill five jobs for every job saved. It estimated that more than 145,000 jobs would be lost in total. These job losses wont be as obvious as the jobs gained in the steel industry, but they will be immensely destructive. Imposing tariffs is also an administration strategy to reduce the trade deficit. Mr. Trump seems to believe that a trade deficit is a negative for the U.S. economy. Its not. The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low. Black and Hispanic unemployment are at record lows. In contrast, Venezuela „ where socialism has led to mass starvation „ has a trade surplus. Trade is not a zero-sum game. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the United States needs these tariffs to protect national security interests. Thats a lame fig leaf. This is dumb. Europe, Canada and Mexico are not China, and you dont treat allies the same way you treat opponents,Ž Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., told The Washington Post. Thats the real lost opportunity here. Tariffs may be a useful tool to use against Americas enemies „ think North Korea and Iran. Targeted tariffs may even be effective in stopping Chinas theft of intellectual property from U.S. businesses. But addressing Chinas unfair trading practices requires a unified front from the United States and its allies, not the distractions and disunity that come along with a trade war. Mr. Trump likes to brag about making deals. Perhaps this is his way of pressuring countries to come to the table. If its anything more than that, it threatens to undo all the progress the president has made to spur growth through tax and regulatory reform. This editorial first appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal, a sister paper with GateHouse Media. Trump playing a dangerous game on tari sWhen I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today. Despite his protestations, you see, I chose English as my major at Penn State. Worried about my ability to land a job, he begged me to at least minor in something practical. Im still the only person ever to graduate from Penn State with a major in English and a minor in air conditioning/heating. I joke, of course, but if I were 19 now, I dont think Id go thousands upon thousands into debt to fund a liberal arts degree. Id give skilled trades electrician, plumber, machinist, IT and many other skill sets a serious look, because thats where the opportunity is. When I was in college in the early 80s, a bachelors degree was the ticket into the corporate world, where the good jobsŽ were. Few people were able to get their foot in the corporate door without first earning that diploma. To be sure, a diploma has value. The purpose of a liberal arts education is to teach students not what to think, but how to think how to approach and resolve problems, useful skills in business and in life. However, with a glut of liberal arts majors out there, getting a foot in any corporate door is harder than ever. Its making less sense to borrow thousands upon thousands of dollars to fund a degree that may not lead to a good job. Its making a lot more sense to master a skilled trade. National Public Radio reports that some 30 million jobs in the United States that pay an average of $55,000 per year dont require bachelors degrees, according to the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.Ž Meanwhile, as millions of skilled tradespeople from the babyboomer generation retire, theres a massive shortage of workers with the skills needed to replace them. Thousands upon thousands of skilled-trade positions are open right now and companies are having trouble filling them. Thats even leading more college-educated people to give up white-collar, paper-pusher jobs to get into the trades. As reported in The Washington Post, one 29-year-old in D.C. he had a degree from Notre Dame considered going to law school, like many others in that lawyersaturated town. After watching his friends work long hours as paralegals and watching his lawyer pals sign their lives over to their firms he did something sensible. He became an electricians apprentice. He wasnt alone. The Post said many more 20-somethings are forgoing the white-collar world to become plumbers, electricians, mechanics and carpenters all highly satisfying careers that can pay seasoned tradespeople six-figure incomes. I think its great. We already have enough paperpushers. We need skills. Besides, a skilled tradesperson can earn more than many lawyers do and likely enjoy the work more. Show me a dozen lawyers and Ill show you 11 people who have considered quitting their unfulfilling careers to drive a cab. Which reminds me of the joke about the plumber who fixes a leaky pipe at the home of a doctor. When the plumber successfully completes his work, he hands the doctor a bill for $600. Six hundred dollars for less than two hours of work?Ž said the doctor. Ive been practicing medicine for 20 years, and I cant charge that much money.Ž The plumber smiled and said, When I was a doctor, neither could I!ŽSkilled trades beat degree debt T o m P u r c e l l Tom PurcellSuddenly, emails are pouring in! On April 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and I mmigration Services (USCIS) established an internet hotline to inspire individuals to report H-1B abuses and fraud. The Fraud Detection and Nationals Security Directorate (FDNS) encouraged American workers and overseas H-1B visa holders to come forward with any tips they may have that relate to irregularities in the hiring process or in job assignments. USCIS also pledged to increase its efforts through a more targeted approachŽ to ensure that American tech workers are interviewed for job openings. According to a USCIS representative during his interview with Newsweek, a plethora of H-1B abuses have caused too many American workers who are as qualified [as visa holders], willing, and deserving to work in these fields [to be] ignored or unfairly disadvantaged.Ž Through May 21, USCIS had received about 5,000 calls from tipsters, an encouraging start but likely not reflective of the H-1B frauds magnitude. H-1B fraud detection is an investigators dream job nothing but low-hanging fruit. The longest standing, biggest fraud is employers claim that not enough American tech workers are available and that, therefore, theyre forced to recruit abroad. USCIS can begin its probe at tech companies that have booted Americans out the back door, and immediately escorted in H-1Bs through the front door. A brief interlude during the revolving door process includes mandatory training from the outgoing to the incoming, referred to as knowledge transfer.Ž Although tech employers like to reference a 500,000 jobs shortage, they are actually prolific job-cutters. Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc., a job-search firm that compiles data on workforce reductions, found that technology companies have cut more than 413,000 jobs since 2012, including more than 96,000 in 2016. Wall Street anticipates that the layoffs will continue for the foreseeable future. Employers disingenuously argue that theyre importing what they like to call the best and brightest.Ž But, the visa holders arent paid as if theyre the best and brightest. In his written testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote: According to a Government Accountability Office analysis of Labor Department data, 54 percent of H-1B visas are certified at the Level 1 wage (17th percentile wage) and 29 percent are certified at Level 2 wage (33rd percentile wage).Ž Trumka concluded that both Level 1 and Level 2 wages are below the local average, and therefore, 83 percent of H-1B visas are certified below the local average wage for their occupation. The ultimate betrayal: even the Labor Department has sunk to employing cheaper labor H-1B visa workers. A Politico story found that the visa renewal applications of two systems analysts scheduled to work at the Labor Departments D.C. headquarters listed annual wages of $61,714 to $65,000. But after it analyzed the Bureau of Labor Statistics mean wages for the profession, Politico learned that in the D.C. area, the mean wage is $96,680. Since Congress created the H-1B visa as part of the Immigration Act of 1990, employers fraud and abuse have been common denominators that have helped displaced hundreds of thousands of American tech specialists. The federal government doesnt provide H-1B employment statistics, but Goldman Sachs estimates that about 1 million H-1Bs have employment authorization documents and hold college-level jobs. The tip line is a good start, but will need vigorous follow up to send unscrupulous employers the message that H-1B visa fraud and abuse could result in criminal convictions, hefty fines and possible jail terms.Immigration fraud, abuse tip line lighting up J o e G u z z a r d i Joe Guzzardi


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** A6 Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Washington County News COMMUNITYBy Jacqueline BostickThe News | 850-630-6167 @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY There will be no regrets.No one looks back and says Ive wasted my time,Ž said Cathy Harcus, Program Direc-tor for Foster Parent Support Services at Life Management Center.A coffee-talk session on what it takes to be a foster parent will be held at 10 a.m. Today at Box Car Coffee, located at 1365 S. Railroad Ave. in downtown Chipley. Harcus, who is a foster parent, will lead the discussion and open the floor for questions.According to Aprils data, 124 children in the 14th Judicial Circuit which includes Washington received foster care services. The region has struggled for years in the hunt to find more foster parents.In 2014, the region had one of the highest removal rates in the state. The perfect person to foster is the person who says I would love to do that, but I couldnt because I would get too attached to them,Ž she said. Somebody who has the heart, who doesnt think theyre capable but you are capable.ŽHarcus knows well what it means to step into the role. Her house has been home to 50 foster children, with two lead-ing to adoptions. She said her and her husband John have been licensed for 14 years.You pour all that you can into them whether they are there for a day or a year,Ž she said. Youre stepping into the role not taking over the biological parents role. You are parenting during the most criti-cal time of their life.ŽYou will have plenty of hurts at the end, but no regrets,Ž she added. You do it because theres always another child and an opportunity to say yes.Ž According to Mays data, the top three reasons for removal from homes are substance misuse (illegal drug activity), inadequate supervision and domestic violence.The coffee-talk is an oppor-tunity to find out why and how to become a foster parent. Harcus encourages candid conversation and questions. A variety of ways to support are always available.I truly believe if someones heart is open to it, the right season will come,Ž Harcus said. Stay connected with us and there are a thousand other ways that we can plug you into supporting foster families and children who receive foster care.ŽLife Management Center licenses foster homes and provides required courses for potential foster families.To learn more about being a foster parent, go to; also, more information and upcoming events and coffee-talks can be found on Facebook at page Foster&AdoptOn TheGulfCoast.Foster care co ee-talk is today Interested in foster care?Go online to lmccares.orgLife Management Center hosts a foster care informational sessionTrivia Fun with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? 1. What was the team city in Abbott and Costellos Whos On FirstŽ famed baseball routine? New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Boston 2. Which war officially ended with a 1905 peace treaty signed in New Hampshire? War of 1812, World War I, Spanish-American, Russo-Japanese 3. Whats the fastest crawling land insect that can reach 4 mph? Red ant, Cockroach, Caterpillar, Goliath beetle 4. Which of these creatures has a large number of blue eyes? Shrimp, Squid, Scallop, Seahorse 5. Whats furniture with a bulging front or sides? Inlawn, Bombe, Node, Hammon 6. Which is a large silver or glass centerpiece? Epergne, Penates, Ormolu, Simban ANSWERS: 1. St. Louis, 2. RussoJapanese, 3. Cockroach, 4. Scallop, 5. Bombe, 6. Epergne W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson CaseyTRIVIA FUN If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: Vernon to host 40th annual Miss Firecracker Pageant VERNON … The City of Vernon will host the 40th Annual Miss Firecracker Pageant at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Vernon Community Center. The pageant is a fundraiser that is held each year on the third Saturday in June. All funds raised go toward paying for the City of Vernons Free Firework Display held on the 4th of July at the Vernon Sportsplex. For more information call 850-326-8738. Kid Safety Expo announces dates CHIPLEY/ LYNN HAVEN Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: June 16; at the Lynn Haven Walmart June 30. The expo will also be at the Panhandle Watermelon Festival Saturday, June 23. For more information call 850-6381858 or 850-326-9109. HCSO to offer concealed weapons class BONIFAY … The Holmes County Sheriffs Office will hold a Concealed Weapons Class at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 1349 Highway 173 in Graceville (Poplar Springs Community). Sheriff John Tate will instruct the class, which is expected to last about two hours. This class will meet the firearms training class requirement mandated by the Florida Department of Agriculture concealed weapon permit application. The class is open to ages 18 and up; however the minimum age to be granted a permit from the state is 21. Participants ages 21 and up may bring their own gun and rounds or use those provided by the sheriffs office. Participants under the age of 21 are asked to use the provided gun and rounds. No preregistration is required, and the cost is $25 per person. Annual Padgett Reunion LEONIA The annual Padgett Reunion of the descendants of Elijah Padgett (1791-1860) will be held at Leonia Baptist Church in Holmes County, Florida on Saturday, June 16, beginning at 10 a.m. Extensive research recently has been conducted to identify descendants of all 16 of Elijahs children and printouts of information found about each of them will be available at the reunion. All relatives and friends have a warm invitation to attend. Bring food of your choice to share with others as we socialize at noontime. UF/IFAS to host Rock the Crock Slow Cooker Class BONIFAY … UF/IFAS will host a Rock the Crock Slow Cooker Class from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at the Holmes County Agriculture Center. Registration is $5 per person and includes materials. Participants will learn how to use a slow cooker to make everything from appetizers to desserts. Pre-Registration is required by contacting the Holmes County Extension Office at 850-547-1108 or the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6265. ELCNF to hold public meeting PANAMA CITY … Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 in the coalition meeting room. The coalition is located at 703 West 15th Street in Panama City. For more information call Susan Gage at 850-693-0808. Library to host Atlanta Coastal Theatre BONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host Atlanta Coastal Theatre at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 21 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Gritney reunion to be held GRITNEY … The Gritney reunion will be held Saturday, June 21 at Harris Chapel Church in Gritney. If you were born or lived in Gritney between 1925 and 1960, bring a covered dish and family for lunch and fellowship at 10:3 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. Volunteer donations for the church. Chipley Library host Movie Mondays CHIPLEY … The Washington County Library Chipley Branch will host Movie Mondays at 10:30 a.m. each Monday in June. Monday June 11 the movie will be The Land Before Time; Monday June 18 will be The Secret Nimh and Monday, June 25 will be The Wizard of Oz. For more information call 850-638-1314. Varnum family reunion to be held WAUSAU … The 31st Annual Varnum Family Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Wausau City Hall. Bring a favorite dish for a day of fun food and fellowship.COMMUNITY EVENTSThe Chipley Kiwanis Club held its annual golf tournament on Friday, June 8 at Sunny Hills Golf Course. This the largest fundraiser of the year for the club, which expects to clear about $5,000 from this event. Milton Fuquas team participated in the annual tournament. Pictured are Tony Lagman, Matt Fuqua and Clay Milton [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] By Staff ReportCHIPLEY … The 62nd annual Panhandle Watermelon Festi-val is set to take place on June 22-23 in Chipley.The free concert at Pals Park on Friday, June 22 features country music stars Deana Carter and Joe Nichols. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the music beginning at 6 p.m.With festival style seating, a chair or a blanket is recommended. No coolers, alcohol or smoking are permitted at the family friendly event.There will be a childrens area featuring a bounce house, race mania and many other activities. Vendors and games a plenty will be available along with the Chipley Fire Depart-ment with concessions for their annual fundraiser.The event continues Saturday, June 23 at 7 a.m. for the pancake breakfast located at the Panhandle Shrine Club on Brickyard Road and a 5K Hot Trot at 7:30 a.m., at the Florida Panhandle Technical College. The Watermelon Parade will begin at 10 a.m. in downtown Chipley. Arts, crafts and food vendors will be at the Ag Center on Highway 90 beginning at 10 a.m..The Drummond Family gospel group will perform in the Ag Center Auditorium beginning at 10:45 a.m. -11:45 a.m. The Watermelon Queens intro-duction will be at 11:45 a.m. followed by the Watermelon Auction at noon. To wrap up the event, singer-songwriters, Wendell Mobley and Paul Overstreet will perform at 1:30 p.m.The PWF Car Show across the street from the Ag Center from 9:00 a.m. until.Everyone is invited to come out and support this event. For more information visit: Watermelons requestedfor auctionThe festival is requesting both homeowner and commercially grown melons for contribution to our Big Melon Contest and Auction.Entries must be brought to the Washington County Agricultural Center located at 1424 Jackson Ave., Chipley no later than 3:30 pm Friday, June 22nd.Winners of the contest will be announced prior to the sched-uled auction at noon Saturday, June 23 and will subsequently be auctioned off along with all other melon entries. Champion, Reserve Champion and individ-ual class winners will receive a monetary premium courtesy of the Panhandle Watermelon Festival committee. In addition, winners will be released to local news media outlets. Please call or email with your varieties and total number of melons you plan to submit. This will help us plan space and allow us to better organize the contest.Please direct all questions to Matthew Orwat, Phone: (850) 638-6180. Panhandle Watermelon Fest is next week Melons requested for contest


** Washington County News | Saturday, June 16, 2018 A7 NATION & WORLD DATELINESWILKES-BARRE, PA. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.Shooting suspects brother starts anti-bully campaignThe younger brother of the Florida school shooting sus-pect launched an anti-bullying campaign Thursday, saying he witnessed mistreatment of Nikolas Cruz that may have been a key factor in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stone-man Douglas High School.Zachary Cruz, 18, said the initiative will set up antibullying student chapters at schools across the country, create a 24-hour national telephone hotline for bully-ing victims to call for help and provide sustained attention to the problem. Nexus Services, the Virginia company that provided Zachary Cruz with a job and living quarters after his own scrape with the law, is sponsoring the effort.PARISParents of girl in 1987 death charged with murder in FranceThe parents of a 4-year-old girl found dead three decades ago have been handed prelimi-nary charges for her murder, in a cold case resurrected by DNA testing, a French prosecutor said Thursday.The then-unidentified girls body was found in a ditch along the A10 freeway close to the city of Blois in central France in August 1987.The girl, whose mutilated body had marks of long-term abuse, was known in France as the little martyr of the A10.Ž Her photo was circulated to authorities in 30 countries around the world.Blois prosecutor Frederic Chevallier said that a breakthrough has been possible because of the evolution of science and DNA.ŽWARSAW, POLANDCourt rules against man who wouldnt serve LGBT groupPolands Supreme Court ruled Thursday against a print shop employee who refused to print banners for an LGBT business group because he did not want to promoteŽ the gay rights movement.The countrys top court said it was upholding the ruling of a lower court. The Regional Court in Lodz had argued the principle of equality before the law meant the printer did not have the right to withhold services from the LGBT Busi-ness Forum.The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Zbigniew Ziobro, the justice minister and attorney general, who slammed Thursdays ruling as against freedom.Ž LONDONA year on, horri“ c Grenfell Tower “ re haunts BritainIn the shadow of Londons Grenfell Tower, the pain is as fresh as the newly laid flowers for the dead.One year ago, the residential high-rise was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. It was the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, a horror that left the neighbor-hood and the country in shock.On Thursday, survivors, bereaved families and people around Britain marked the anni-versary of a local tragedy thats also a national shame „ one for which blame still is being assigned and traded. I dont see this as a tragedy. I see it as an atrocity,Ž Hissam Choucair, who lost six mem-bers of his family in the fire, told a public inquiry last month.WATERVILLE, MAINEMayor survives recall bid, asks for apologyA Maine mayor who narrowly survived a recall effort in the wake of a tweet making fun of a Parkland, Florida, high school shooting survivor says he deserves an apology from his critics.The attempt to recall Water-ville Mayor Nick Isgro failed on Tuesday. He has been a source of controversy in Maine since April, when he posted a tweet that said Eat it, HoggŽ in reference to outspoken shooting survivor David Hogg.Isgro says people involved in the recall effort should apologize to him and reimburse the city for election costs. The Morning Sentinel reports the bid to recall Isgro failed by 91 votes. The Associated PressThis aerial photo taken on Thursday shows damage after Wednesdays severe weather system passed through Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa. National Weather Service of“ cials con“ rmed Thursday that an EF2 tornado had touched down in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, late Wednesday and a second tornado touched down in nearby Bradley County. Investigators said, structures were sheared off near their foundationŽ when describing the damage. [JIMMY MAY/AP] FORT BENTON, MONT.Fort Benton city crew member Joe Bauer rescues a fawn that was stuck in the sludge in a sewage drying bed on Wednesday in Fort Benton, Mont. Bauer says Wednesdays rescue was a rewarding experience, but nobody wanted to be around him until he showered and changed his clothes. Residents who spotted the struggling fawn helped guide it back to its mother, avoiding the short-cut across the “ eld of sludge. [CURT WOOD VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] ATHENS, GREECEGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, right, and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attend a parliamentary session, Thursday in Athens. Greek lawmakers approved the last batch of economic reforms required by creditors, as the country approaches the end of its international bailout. The legislation includes a raft of reforms on issues, from pension cuts to health care and tax reforms. [PETROS GIANNAKOURIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Sahil KapurBloombergPresident Donald Trump demonstrated his dominance over the Republican Party this week, serving notice to GOP lawmakers that they risk the wrath of their base by going against him.On Tuesday, South Carolina Republicans ousted a veteran lawmaker whose primary opponent called him disloyal to the president, and GOP voters in Democratic-leaning Virginia selected a firebrand with a Trump-like affinity for culture wars as their U.S. Senate candidate. In Congress, a GOP senator who is retiring accused his colleagues of being too afraid to poke the bearŽ by taking on Trumps protectionist trade policies.We are the party of President Donald J. Trump,Ž South Carolina Republican Katie Arrington said after her upset victory over Rep. Mark Sanford in a House primary contest.Trumps grip on the party will have conse-quences in the 2018 campaign for control of Congress, which will determine whether hes able to forge ahead with his agenda. While it may only enhance the prospects of candidates like Arrington running in safely Republican areas, dozens of other GOP candidates in swing districts will be facing Democrats trying to capitalize on intense voter polarization generated by Trump with a promise to serve as a counterweight.The partys tilt toward Trump also was evident following the presidents summit on Tuesday with North Koreas Kim Jong Un. After years spent attacking Democratic Presi-dent Barack Obama as being too cozy with U.S. enemies, GOP lawmakers generally lauded Trumps outreach to Kim, looking past the warm words for a dictator who imprisons thou-sands and has executed political opponents.Trumps quick Twitter finger and his habit of launching highly personal attacks against law-makers of either party has only enhanced his stature among his core supporters. Thats made Republicans in Congress wary of speaking out even when the president goes against long-held party positions on issues such as trade.Were in a strange place. I mean, its almost becoming a cultish thing,Ž retiring Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters Wednesday, a day after lambasting other GOP lawmakers on the floor of the Senate for being too afraid of Trump to rein in his authority to impose tariffs.Its not a good place for any party to end up with a cultlike situation as it relates to a presi-dent that happens to be of, purportedly, the same party,Ž Corker said. Sanford found out just how tight the grip is. A solidly conservative Republican who regu-larly won elections in the state and usually votes with Trump, his main heresy was in faulting the president for coarsening the national discourse with his bombastic and insulting rhetoric. During the campaign, Arrington ran an ad in which she vowed to go to Washington to get things done, not to go on CNN to bash Presi-dent Trump.ŽJust three hours before polls closed on Tues-day, Trump unloaded on Sanford in a tweet labeling him nothing but troubleŽ and endors-ing Arrington. In unofficial results, Arrington won with 50.6 percent of the vote to Sanfords 46.5 percent. In his concession, Sanford, the states former governor, said, It may have cost me an election in this case, but I stand by every one of those decisions to disagree with the president.ŽSanford is the second House Republican whos been on the wrong side of Trump to land in hot water during the GOP primaries. Alabamas Martha Roby was forced to a runoff. She said in 2016 she couldnt support Trump for president after tape emerged of him boasting in 2005 about groping womens genitals.Trumps cultlike grip on GOP keeps most members in line SOURCE: AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs ResearchPoll: Generations tend to agreeYounger Americans broadly agree with their parents on a number of political and social issues and most enjoy cordial relations when discussing them, according to an AP-NORC Center/MTV poll. Results based on interviews with 939 U.S. residents ages 15-34 and 607 parents of young people age 15-26. Margin of error is 4.3 percentage points for the full sample, higher for subgroups.When parents and children talk about political/social issues: 73% 19 12 79%Trumps job as president 68% 15 5 73%Taxes 58% 21 11 63%Abortion 56% 24 14 67%LGBT rights 73% 10 11 74%Quality of education 68% 10 8 70%Job creation 65% 13 9 72%Terrorism/Homeland security 71% 20 7 81%Racism 74% 12 7 79%Sex harassment/assault 68% 16 17 69%Gun control Where parents and their children say they agree and disagree on issues: 15-26-year-olds Parents of 15-26-year-olds Disagree Agree We usually see eye to eye 55% 3195 We debate things diplomatically Someone usually changes the subject It turns into World War III


** A8 Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Washington County News SPORTS TICKER Vernon Jackets take win at DistrictScenes from last weeks Monday-night District game between Washington County (Vernon Jackets) and Cottendale Hornets. Washington County won 21-10. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS] Vernon Jackets coaches stand with their team before last weeks Monday-night District game between Washington County (Vernon Jackets) and Cottendale Hornets. Washington County won 21-10. Scenes from last weeks Monday-night District game between Washington County (Vernon Jackets) and Cottendale Hornets. Washington County won 21-10. IN BRIEFNEW YORKUmpire rant goes online, and Manfred cries foulCommissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball is trying to remove from the internet the leaked video of former Mets manager Terry Collins ranting at umpires.The profanity-laced video surfaced this week from a Dodgers-Mets game in May 2016 that Fox televised. Collins fumes after ace Noah Syndergaard is ejected in the third inning for throwing a fastball behind Chase Utley. In the 2015 playoffs, Utley broke the leg of Mets infielder Ruben Tejada with a late, hard slide.Umpire crew chief Tom Hallion is heard explaining the ejection to Syndergaard, Neil Walker and other Mets, then he breaks away to head off Col-lins. For many fans, the loud exchange between Collins and Hallion illu-minated what actually gets said during heated disputes.We made a commit-ment to the umpires that if they would wear microphones, certain types of interactions that we all know go on the field would not be aired publicly,Ž Manfred said Thursday after the owners meetings ended.We promised them that. Its in the collective bargaining agreement. We had no choice in a situation like that then to do everything possible to live up to our agreement. It is Labor Relations 101. To not do that is the kind of breach of trust that puts you in a bad spot over the long haul,Ž he said.GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.Shon, Ryu share Meijer LPGA Classic lead at 64Kelly Shon played her last six holes in 6 under for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with So Yeon Ryu on Thursday in the Meijer LPGA Classic.Shon had a 7-under 29 on her final nine, the front nine at Blythe-field Country Club. The former Princeton star played the five par-5 holes in 5 under with an eagle on No. 8.Born in South Korea, the 26-year-old American is winless in four seasons on the LPGA Tour. She began the final-nine run with a birdie on the par-5 first, birdied the par-3 fourth, par-5 fifth and par-7 seventh, eagled No. 8 and closed with a birdie on the par-4 ninth.LONDONArgentine tennis pro Coria suspended, “ nedArgentine tennis player Federico Coria has been banned for eight months and fined $10,000 for anti-corruption offences.Six months of the ban and half of the fine were suspended on condition there were no further offences by Coria, the brother of Guillermo Coria, a French Open finalist in 2004.The ban issued by the Tennis Integrity Unit began on Thursday, and he can resume playing from Aug. 12. The Associated PressBy Graham DunbarThe Associated PressMOSCOW „ Three is the new magic number for hosting a World Cup.Victory for the U.S.led North American bid with Canada and Mexico to stage the 2026 tournament could mean that single-nation hosts like Russia will be rare in future.FIFA president Gianni Infantino likes co-host-ing, and it can better meet the demands of a 48-team tournament format start-ing in eight years.Its almost a pity if it takes place only in one country,Ž Infantino said Wednesday after his preferred candidate beat Moroccos solo campaign. Other countries can ben-efit from this excitement.ŽA 2030 World Cup bid campaign has already begun by Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, the latter being the original host in 1930.On Thursday, the Para-guayan leader of the South American soccer body, Ale-jandro Dominguez, opened a promotional house in cen-tral Moscow effectively as a bid base camp.Others are intrigued by the FIFA door opened by the North Americans, who won over soccer federations that cannot hope to host a World Cup alone.They saw themselves in us,Ž said U.S. Soccer presi-dent Carlos Cordeiro, citing voters in Scandinavia, western Europe, southeast Asia and South America. That was a very power-ful message and that caught on,Ž Cordeiro said at a victory news conference Wednesday. They can all now dream of having a 48 (team) World Cup because they dont all have to go build 16 stadiums. Isnt that a great thing?ŽIt is a clear break for FIFA from previous leadership. Former president Sepp Blatter would stress that FIFAs only experience of co-hosting „ 2002 in Japan and South Korea „ was tough to run with different laws, currencies and land masses.A strong European option for 2030 is now an England-anchored bid of British federations. Scotland and Wales are obvious junior partners in a set-up that could mirror the 60-10-10 split of games to host picked by the North Americans.Its a fantastic idea,Ž former England forward Ian Wright told The Associated Press. Between the three countries, they would put on an amazing World Cup.If theyre not thinking about it, they should be thinking about it,Ž said Wright, working in Moscow for Fox Sports and British broadcaster ITV.They are thinking about it, though at the earliest idea stage. A meeting of Britains four federa-tions in Moscow this week agreed to revisit the subject next year. Northern Ire-land is a difficult fit with its 18,000-capacity national stadium in Belfast far below World Cup size.3 could now be key for WCup hosting


** Washington County News | Saturday, June 16, 2018 A9 FAITHIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: Otter Creek to host Cedar Creek Bluegrass PONCE DE LEON … Otter Creek Methodist Church will host Cedar Creek Bluegrass at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Red Hill Methodist to hold mission supper BONIFAY … Red Hill United Methodist Church will hold their fourth Friday Mission Supper at 5 p.m. Friday, June 22. The menu will be fried catfish fillets, smoked chicken, cheese grits, baked beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies and dessert. Donations are accepted. All proceeds go to local missions. For more information call Linda Yarbrough at 334-360-0811. Klondyke Gospel Music Center to host concerts OZARK, ALABAMA … The following gospel music ministries will appear in concert during the month of June as indicated, at the Klondyke Gospel Music Center. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. Saturday, June 16, Ron and Cathy Jeffers of Ozark, Alabama, Saturday, June 23 Bread of Life Singers of Chatsworth, Georgia and Saturday, June 30, the Dennis Family of Montgomery, Alabama. The center is located half way between Newton, Alabama and Ozark, Alabama at 3885 Highway 123 South. For more information call Ron Jeffers at 334-797-9862. Mt. Olive 133 Homecoming BONIFAY … Mt. Olive Baptist Church will hold their 133rd Homecoming Celebration Sunday, June 17. The guest speaker will be Brother Dickie McAlister. The WMU will present scholarships to Caleb Cooley, Samuel White and Claudia Monk during the service. For more information call 228-238-0404 Orange Hill Missionary Baptist to host youth workshop CHIPLEY … Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a youth workshop a 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 through Friday, June 22. The workshop will be led by Michael Grady and the NUGULF Coast Choir. The workshop will conclude with a concert by the NUGULF Coast Choir at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. For more information call 850-638-7675 or 850-896-5061. NXTGEN Ministries to host Vernon Kids Explosion VERNON … NXTGEN Ministries will host Vernon Kids Explosion, a three night family event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 through Friday, June 22 at the Vernon Community Center. There will be games gospel illusions, black light puppets and a special appearance by the Zoo Crew. Kids five and under must be accompanied by a parent. There is no charge for admission. Sacred Harp Sing to be held VERNON … The annual Sacred Harp Sing will be held Saturday, June 23 at Live Oaks annual singing. The sing will be located south of Vernon at 5211 Miller Ferry Road west of Highway 79. Little Rock Assembly to hold Homecoming services BONIFAY … Little Rock Assembly of God will hold Homecoming services at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 24. Brother Ike Steverson will be the guest speaker. Special singing will be by Cedar Creek. Memorials and recognitions along with a remembrance video will complete the day. This is the 101st Homecoming. Dinner will be on the grounds. Holmes Baptist to host The Shelia Smith Trio ARITON, ALABAMA … Holmes Baptist Church in Ariton, Alabama will host The Shelia Smith Trio during their morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 24. The church is located at 4671 Alabama State Highway 51, north of Ariton, just inside the Barbour County, Alabama line. For more information call Pastor Wayne Williams at 334-372-2117. HCSO, WCSO and JCSO to host a Faith in Recovery event BONIFAY … The Holmes County 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. Bonifay All-Night Sing scheduled BONIFAY The Biggest All-Night Singing in the World!Ž returns to Bonifay from 6:30 p.m. until, Saturday, June 30 at the Memorial Field. Featured in concert will be the 11time Group of the YearŽ, The Booth Brothers, Gold City, Perrys, Brian Free & Assurance, Lefevre Quartet, And The Guardians and local Favorites, Four Calvary. This annual event is recognized as the largest outdoor gospel music event in America. Adult advance tickets are $15; adult tickets day of sing at the gate are $20; children ages 3 to 12 are $5 at the gate only. Advance tickets are available at Piggly Wiggly and Docs Market in Bonifay; WTYS Radio in Marianna; One South Bank in Chipley; Main Street Consignment in Panama City and Dove Christian Supply in Dothan, Alabama. Bring lawn chairs for field seating, or bleachers are available.Gates open to the stadium at 9 a.m0 to set chairs out.Sing is held rain or shine. There is free parking on the grounds. Small coolers are allowed, and concessions will be available. Memorial Field is located on Hwy 79 in Bonifay, two miles north of I-10. For more information call (941) 756-6942. Rutherford memorial to be held VERNON … The Union Hill Singing Hall will host the Rutherford Memorial Sunday, July 8. The singing hall is located on Highway 177 nine miles from Highway 99 at Millers Crossroads in Bonifay. For more information call 850227-5301 or 850-547-2532.FAITH EVENTSWashington County News StaffWASHINGTON COUNTY While driving on the long country roads, youre bound to see a sign of faith something that can take away the Mondays, remind you of your many blessings or give inspi-ration to you for someone else.Washington County News wants to share this positivity with our readers!Weve launched Signs of Faith, which runs in each Saturdays edition. We want you to send in your Signs of Faith to us to share with the community!In the photo, a marquee at Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church, 3652 Roche Ave., reads: There is no love greater than the Fathers love.Ž And weve now shared that message with you.Send in your photos to Be sure to include a statement that tells the name of your faith organization and address.Signs of Faith Calvary Hill Pentecostal Church, 3652 Roche Ave. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] Submit your sign of faith at photos@ I knew I was called to be a preacher at six years old. While there were many signs, the clearest was my weekly Saturday night ritual of lining up an audience of stuffed animals so that I could do some preachin based on the Sunday School lesson for the next day. The animals seemed to love it. My Southern Baptist Church home, however, did not. It all came to a head one hot July day when our Vacation Bible School teacher asked our class what we wanted to be when we grew up. I flung up my hand and quickly announced that I was going to be a preacher. The teacher sighed, looked over her reading glasses, and curtly spit out the message that literally changed the trajectory of my life: Susan, God only calls men to preach.Ž What else can you do at six years old when you hear such words? You change your dream. So, I decided to become a lawyer (same job as a preacher, just different clients). I spent 10 years as a litigator, but the voice from that tiny preacher kept circling back and eventually became too strong to ignore. At age 38, I joined the American Baptist Church, a denomination that ordains women, and entered seminary. Yet here in 2018, after 10 years as a trial lawyer, two graduate degrees, an honors thesis in seminary and 12 years as the senior pastor of a historic Baptist congregation, I am still not allowed to preach in that Southern Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I grew up. Why? Because Im a woman. As a lawyer, I cant help but scratch my head at the logic. The Southern Baptists have no problem with women on the U.S. Supreme Court. They are happy to send a woman into space as an astronaut. Heck, they would have put Sarah Palin in the White House (bless their hearts, as we would say in the South). But a woman preacher „ in a pulpit? No. Way. Their argument is that scripture excludes women from ordination and leadership. Of course, all those who interpret that scripture within the Southern Baptist Church are . men. So, how does that work? Their position hangs on a literal interpretation of passages such as 1 Corinthians 14:3435 in which the Apostle Paul writes, Let the women keep silent in church.Ž Of course, a literal interpretation of this passage would also mean that women may not sing or verbally praise God in worship. Anyone who has attended a Baptist service knows that is a manifest impossibility. Paul makes a similar statement about the need for male authority and female silence in 1 Timothy 2:11-12. Even if we set aside the historical context of this scripture (his words were directed at marital issues and not ministry), there is the larger problem of selective enforcement. This same passage forbids women to wear gold jewelry or pearls, but we dont hear much about that section. I guess the Southern Baptists decided that would be too much to enforce on us bling-lovin Southern sisters. We also dont hear much about Romans 16:7 where Paul describes Andronicus and Junia (a woman) as outstanding among the apostles.Ž (Not surprisingly, some later translations changed the female name JuniaŽ to the male Junias.Ž)If you want to adopt a literal interpretation of the Bible, consider Acts 2:17-18: And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy.Ž As I used to say in my prior legal career, I rest my case.Ž In one of his most famous parables, Jesus said that the Kingdom of heaven is like the landowner who entrusted his three workers with certain talents (money). Two invested the talents, doubled their value, and were rewarded. The third worker was punished, because he buried the money and barely returned what was given.The Southern Baptist Church is burying the divine gifts borne by over fifty percent of Gods children. It is wasting these talents. We can no longer afford this unjust denial of vocation. We can no longer afford to stifle Gods call. Given the broken nature of our world today, I say we need all the help we can get„Supreme Court Justices, jet pilots, preachers, and all. Postscript: This week, thanks to multiple revelations of abuse, including sexual misconduct conduct, by leaders of the Southern Baptist Church, the denomination is meeting to discuss a resolution acknowledging that, throughout the churchs history, male leaders and members of the church wronged women, abused women, silenced women, objectified women.Ž While acknowledgment of this horrendous conduct is long overdue, shockingly, there is no inclusion in this resolution for the women who are wronged and silencedŽ by being forbidden ordination, leadership, and/or the right to preach. This column is dedicated to them.Preach like a girl S u s a n S p a r k s Susan Sparks


A A 1 1 0 0 Saturday, June 16, 2018 | Washington County News CLASSIFIEDS Adult/Child Care Manager needed to provide case management services in our Apalachicola and Bristol Florida Offices. Requirements: *Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field and 1 year of mental health experience with adults and children required. Bachelor’s Degree in non-related field acceptable with 3 years of mental health experience with adults and children. *Official transcripts required. *Valid Driver’s License with no more than 6 points over 3 years. $15.40 per hour (includes location differential) Please apply at or call Stephanie Luckie at 850-523-3212 or email at stephaniel@apalacheecenter .org for details. 6-3362 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 17000038CAAXMX CIT BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY PIPPIN, DECEASED ; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; GRASSY POND RANCHES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; REBECCA J. OWENS, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2018 and entered in 17000038CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the FOURTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for WASHINGTON County, Florida, wherein CIT BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY PIPPIN, DECEASED ; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; GRASSY POND RANCHES HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION, INC.; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA), N.A.; REBECCA J. OWENS are the Defendant(s). Lora C. Bell as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Lobby of Washington County Courthouse, 1293 Jackson Ave., Chipley, FL 32428, at 11:00 AM, on Aug 8, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, SADDLE CLUB ESTATES UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 165, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 4393 MUSTANG LANE CHIPLEY, FL 32428 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4 day of June, 2018. Lora C. Bell As Clerk of the Court By: Tamara Donjuan As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@jud14.flc Publish In: THE WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L. Attorneys for Plaintiff Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L., Boca Raton, FL 33487 Telephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-997-6909 June 9, 16, 2018 6-3372 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION DIVISION: CASE NO.: 16000026CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES H. RUSS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31, 2018, and entered in Case No. 16000026CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and James H. Russ A/K/A Jame H. Russ, Unknown Spouse Of Maxwell Richardson, are defendants, the Washington County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Washington Cty Government Offices, 1331 South Blvd, Chipley, FL 32428, Washington County, Florida at on the 11 day of July, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: SITUATED IN WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 4 TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH RANGE 15 WEST OF WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1806.38 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF FANNIN BRANCH AND CALL THIS THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE ON A BEARING OF NORTH 35 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 78.29 FEET THENCE NORTH 08 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 60.41 FEET THENCE NORTH 10 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 00 SECOND EAST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 64.80 FEET THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 57.51 FEET THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 50.68 FEET THENCE NORTH 72 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 113.18 FEET THENCE NORTH 04 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 169.68 FEET THENCE NORTH 34 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE 423.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 79 THENCE SOUTH 55 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 00 SECOND WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE 175.21 FEET THENCE SOUTH 08 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST 665.24 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 4 THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 40 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 551.75 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH PARCEL A COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 4 TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH RANGE 15 WEST OF WASHINGTON COUNTY FLORIDA THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 4 FOR 2358.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE RUN NORTH 08 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST FOR 30.40 FEET THENCE NORTH 82 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST FOR 232.05 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST FOR 39.98 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF FANNIN BRANCH ROAD THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE FOR 30.03 FEET THENCE LEAVING SAID EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST FOR 40.07 FEET THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST FOR 29.95 FEET TO SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 4 THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE FOR 235.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING A/K/A 3567 HWY 79, VERNON, FL 32462 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Washington County, Florida this 4 day of June, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Washington County, Florida By: Tamera DonJuan Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellila If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Court Administrator’s office at: (850) 747-5327, fax (850) 747-5717 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. June 9 and 16, 2018 6-3384 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE BROCK AUTO & TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 06/26/2018 08:00am at 707 East Blvd., CHIPLEY, FL 32428, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. BROCK AUTO & TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. VIN# 2G1WD58C869223839 2006 Chevrolet June 16, 2018 6-3371 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 67-2017-CA-000080 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-9, Plaintiff, vs. MONICA SPEIGHTS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 7, 2018, and entered in Case No. 67-2017-CA-000080 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida in which The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-9, is the Plaintiff and Monica Speights, The Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or other Claimants claiming by, through, under, or against, Nathaniel Blackshear, deceased; Shuan Speights a/k/a Shaun Speights; Kimberly Maria Blackshear-Reid a/k/a Kimberly M. Blackshear-Reid a/k/a Kimberly Maria Blackshear a/k/a Kimberly M. Blackshear; La’Tanya Jolita Blackshear a/k/a Latanya Jolita Blackshear a/k/a La’Tanya J. Blackshear a/k/a Latanya J. Blackshear; Nathaniel Aurchburg Blackshear, Jr, a/k/a Nathaniel A. Blackshear; Any and All Unknown Parties Claiming By, Through, Under, and Against the Herein Named Individual Defendant(s) Who Are Not Known to be Dead or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim an Interest as Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants are defendants, the Washington County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on Washington Cty Government Offices, 1293 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428, Washington County, Florida at on the 13 day of July, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST LESS AND EXCEPT: COMMENCING 150 YARDS NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4, SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, THENCE NORTH 70 YARDS, THENCE EAST 210 YARDS, THENCE SOUTH 70 YARDS, THENCE WEST 210 YARDS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 3 ACRES MORE OR LESS. LESS AND EXCEPT: EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 374, PAGE 479-480, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4108 HARCUS ROAD, CARYVILLE, FL 32427 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Washington County, Florida this 7 day of May, 2018. Clerk of the Circuit Court Washington County, Florida By: Tamara Donjuan Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 15-186863 If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Court Administrator’s office at: (850) 747-5327, fax (850) 747-5717 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. June 9, 16, 2018 6-3381 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018-CA-18 STEVEN C. WHITTINGTON and BRENDA C. WHITTINGTON, Plaintiffs, vs. ADAM JOSIAH ROEGLIN, MICHELLE FERTGUS, CALEB KEENEY, and KAYLA HART, and unknown tenants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated June 7, 2018, and entered in Civil Action No. 2018-CA-18 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein the parties were Plaintiffs, Steven C. Whittington and Brenda C. Whittington, and the Defendants, Adam Josiah Roeglin, Michelle Fertgus, Caleb Kenney and Kayla Hart, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 A.M. on the 11 th day of July, 2018, at the Washington County Courthouse, Chipley, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: Lands in 24 2 134.98 OR 656 P 599, BEG 656.68 FT N & 330.02 FT E OF SWC OF NE4 OF SE4, RUN E 330.02 FT, N 657 FT, W 330.62 FT, S 656.84 FT TO POB AS DESC IN OR, PARCEL NO. 00000000-00-0562-001 1; ALSO DESCRIBED AS: Commence at a half-inch rebar (#1499) marking the Southwest corner of NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, thence N 01 08’ 19” W 656.58 feet along the West line of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 24 to a half-inch rebar (#1499), thence N 89 11’ 13” E 330.02 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 89 11’ 13” E 330.02 feet, thence N 01 01’ 58” W 657.00 feet to the intersection with the North line of the SE 1/4, thence S 89 09’ 34” W 330.62 feet along said North line, thence S 01 05’ 09” E 656.84 feet to the Point of Beginning; and containing 4.98 acres, more or less; and subject to a 15 foot road easement along the North property line; TOGETHER WITH ACCESS IN SECTION 24 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: All that part of Section 24, Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida lying within 15 feet right and left of the following described centerline: Commence at the Southeast Corner of Section 24, Township 2 North, Range 13 West, Washington County, Florida, thence S 89 16’ 15” W along South line of said Section 24, 671.40 feet, thence N 01 01’ 58” W 298.50 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 01 01’ 58” W 358.50 feet, thence S 89 14’ 34” W 642.61 feet, thence N 01 08’ 19” W 1970.04 feet to the intersection with the North line of the SE 1/4 of said Section 24, thence N 89 09’ 34” E along said North Line 1307.48 feet to a point 15 feet West of the Northeast corner of said SE 1/4, thence Northerly, parallel with East line of said Section 24 to the intersection with Southerly right-of-way line of Alcan Boulevard and the end of centerline; BEING THE SAME LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 656, PAGE 599, PUBLIC RECORDS OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 8 day of June, 2018. Lora C. Bell, Clerk of the Courts By:Tamera Donjuan Clerk/Deputy Clerk June 16 and 23, 2018 6-3382 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 17-77 CA CITY OF CHIPLEY, a Florida municipal corporation, Plaintiff, vs. DENNIS CARRASQUILLO and SALLY CARRASQUILLO, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of foreclosure dated June 7, 2018, and entered in Civil Action No. 17-CA-77 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Washington County, Florida, wherein the parties were Plaintiff, City of Chipley, and the Defendants, Dennis Carrasquillo and Sally Carrasquillo, I will sell to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 11:00 A.M. on the 11 th day of July, 2018, at the Washington County Courthouse, Chipley, Florida, the following-described real property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: 32 feet off the West side of Lot Numbered 237, in S 1/2 of NE 1/4, Section 4, Township 4 North, Range 13 West, according to L. W. Mordt Map of City of Chipley, Florida, on file in the Office of Clerk of Circuit Court of Washington County, Florida The successful bidder at the sale will be required to place the requisite state documentary stamps on the Certificate of Title. DATED this 8 day of June, 2018. Lora C. Bell, Clerk of the Courts By: Tamera Donjuan Clerk/Deputy Clerk June 16 and 23, 2018 1500 and 2500 Sq.Ft. Office Space for Rent. AC&H, bathrooms handicap assessable, tile or carpet, large front window. First month free On Railroad Ave., Chipley. Call Dutch 850-579-2821. Commercial Building for Rent. 1,680 sq.ft. Was used as convenience store with food service. Fronts Hwy 77 near Sunny Hills. Call St Andrews Shores Realty for more info. 850-763-0320. Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Rooms For Rent In Bonifay for retirees. $450 a month includes cable and water. 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