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** Volume 95 Number 21 Phone: 850-638-0212 Fax: 850-638-4601 Local & State ..............A3 Opinion ....................A4 Community ................A5 Kids Activities ............A6 Sports........................A8 Faith .......................A10 INTERNET TAXWhat it could mean for FloridaHEALTH PAGEFostering Veterans PANHANDLE WATERMELON FESTIVAL IS TODAY! @WCN_HCT facebook.com/WashingtonCountyNews.HolmesCountyTimes50 ¢ chipleypaper.com Saturday, June 23, 2018 Washington County News By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY … The remaining $1 million of a $3 million loan for FEMA projects was approved to be paid when the Washington County Board of County Commissioners met in regular session June 21.The loan matures next week with the remaining $1 million balance to be paid in-full at that time.The funds will come from the contingency and road and bridge funds. A reimbursement from FEMA for $800,000 is expected in August and will be used to replace the monies used to pay off the loan.This is part of the countys plan to enter the new fiscal year debt free. Chairman Tray Hawkins stated in last months meeting that paying off the debt service will put more money into county coffers and reduce ad valorem.With paying off this debt service, we will be able to put $500,000 back into the trans-portation fund every year without any additional tax dollars,Ž said Hawkins. Now we can achieve some goals such as road paving. We can still meet our obligations to the taxpayers with the franchise fee of reducing our ad valorem.ŽAs part of the Federal Grant Trust Fund, $1,900,000 has been set to be distributed between Floridas 67 counties and their Supervisor of Elections. Washington County will receive $16,680 from those funds for network monitoring solutions. The board approved the acceptance of the funds.In other business, Washington County School Board is requesting that the commission place a one half-cent sales surtax on the referendum in the August 28 primaries. The BOCC will have to approve the School Boards move in order for it to move forward to the ballot.The funds that would be generated from the tax would be used for technology and construction. The measure has been on the ballot previously but lost in a 52-48 vote.Commissioners are expected to discuss the issue at their July workshop.Career Source Chipola Board of Directors will have a new member when they meet again, Tracy Andrews nomination was approved by the commission.Also at the meeting, C.W. Roberts was awarded the paving contract on the Orange Hill paving project with a bid of $127,723. Paving and sod are included in the contract.The board approved the Clerk of Court to pay vouchers for May totaling $2,465,668.20Washington County Board of County Commissioners will meet again in workshop at 9 a.m. on July 18.County to pay o $3 million FEMA loanBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comGRACEVILLE With the legislation approved to allow the hospital district to sell its property, Campbellton-Graceville Hospital property is soon to become part of Northwest Florida Commu-nity Hospital.The bankruptcy court recently approved the motion to allow the CampbelltonGraceville Hospital district to sell the property to NFCH. A public hearing for the con-sideration of the sale of the hospital facilities will be held July 30 at the Graceville hos-pital, 5429 College Drive, in the boardroom."Now what we're working on is the normal processes of closing on property appraisals, surveys, working with the bank on financing," said NFCH CEO Michael Kozar. "So, we anticipate sometime in July actually closing on the property and the property becoming part of Northwest Florida Com-munity Hospital."CGH is still in the process of fighting about $120 million in bankruptcy case. Most of the claims are in relation to insurance companies that have asserted claims for alleged over-bill-ing related to a lab processing scheme, according to the hospitals bankruptcy lawyer Brian Rich of Berger Singer-man, a business law firm out of Tallahassee.NFCH soon to close on CGH propertyBy Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@ chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY … The last of the three government entities, Washington County Board of County Com-missioners, approved the interlocal agreement 2 (ILA2) to activate 79 Corridor Authority.The 79 Corridor Project will bring water and sewer facil-ities from Bonifay in Holmes County, south to Douglas Ferry Road in Washington County.Bonifay and Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved the interlocal agreement 2 (ILA2) ear-lier this month.The signing of the agreement will establish the Authority and allow the existing planning committee to abdicate. The Authority will be made up of three members, a representative from each county commission and a representative of the City of Bonifay. A general manager will be hired who will oversee the project design and construction. Once all entities have signed the agreement, it will then go into effect.BOCC signs interlocal agreement for 79 Corridor By Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON COUNTY National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday.Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington counties, in partnership with the Bay County office, is offering free testing10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Friday at Piggly Wiggly in downtown Chipley, 1263 Church Ave.The test requires a drop of blood from the finger tip and includes HIV (Human Immu-nodeficiency Virus) and Hepatitis C panels. Results are confidential and available in 20 minutes. A state issued identification card is required.According to latest reports, Washington County has historically maintained distance from state HIV rates. However, as states rates began to tumble since 2007, rates have increased significantly in Washington County since 2013.In the latter year, the county reported a rate of four HIV cases per capita. By 2016, the rate had increased to 16. Health department o ers free HIV testing[COMMON CONTENT] National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday. In the latter year, the county reported a rate of four HIV cases per capita. By 2016, the rate had increased to 16. That same year, Washington and Holmes counties reported higher rates of HIV cases than surrounding counties Bay, Walton and Jackson.See TESTING, A2See NFCH, A2

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** A2 Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Washington County NewsBy Lloyd DunkelbergerNews Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ A U.S. Supreme Court deci-sion expanding the ability of states to pull in tax dol-lars from online purchases could have a significant impact in Florida.In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the nations highest court upheld a South Dakota law that allowed the state to apply its sales tax to major online retailers, even if they had no physical presence in the state. The ruling reversed a 1992 court decision that held online retailers could only be required to collect and remit sales taxes if they had stores or some other nexusŽ in states. Brick-and-mortar retailers in Florida and other states have long complained that allowing some online retailers to evade sales taxes creates a competitive advantage for the remote sellers. Consumers were supposed to voluntarily pay sales taxes on remote pur-chases, although it rarely happened.In his majority opinion Thursday, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited the expansion of internet commerce since the courts 1992 decision, noting national mailorder sales totaled $180 billion at that point, com-pared to $453.5 billion in online sales in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.(The prior decision) puts both local businesses and many interstate businesses with physical presence at a competitive disadvantage relative to remote sellers,Ž Kennedy wrote. Remote sellers can avoid the regulatory burdens of tax collection and can offer de facto lower prices caused by the widespread failure of consumers to pay the tax on their own.ŽIn a dissenting opinion citing the courts prior ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts said federal lawmakers, not the court, should decide whether to tax remote sales.Any alteration to those rules with the potential to disrupt the development of such a critical segment of the economy should be undertaken by Congress,Ž he wrote.The court decision was praised by Florida business groups.For years, online-only retailers have exploited this loophole that allows them not to collect sales tax, which has given them an unfair competitive advan-tage over brick-and-mortar stores,Ž said James Miller, a spokesman for the Florida Retail Federation. This decision finally levels that playing field, and I think thats all any business owner wants.ŽThe court decision could also be important in Florida because of the states heavy reliance on sales-tax revenue. Expected to gen-erate more than $24 billion for the state government in the current fiscal year, the sales tax is the single larg-est source of funding for the state.Dominic Calabro, presi-dent of Florida TaxWatch, a business-oriented advocacy group, said the ability to apply the sales tax to more internet sales will keep the states tax structure in sync with the evolving economy.The taxpayers of Florida really rely heavily on the sales tax. Youve got to have a modern sales tax, so we dont have to have any other kind of tax that people dont want,Ž Calabro said. So, by relying on a sales tax, you have to make sure its modern and up to date.ŽThe exact impact of the ruling on Floridas sales tax collections is unknown but it could be significant.Last November, the federal Government Accountability Office estimated that states could have collected between $8.5 billion and $13.4 bil-lion in sales taxes in 2017 if they had expanded taxing authority. The estimate represented between 2 and 4 percent of total state and local sales tax collections in 2016, the analysts said.In testimony before the Florida House Ways & Means Committee in January 2017, analysts gave a rough estimate of $200 million in potential sales tax revenue result-ing from applying the tax to more remote sales.In Florida, the sales tax has been applied to a wider range of internet sales over the last few years. In 2014, Amazon, the largest online retailer, began collecting the tax in Florida after it opened a series of fulfillment centersŽ in the state. But the tax is not applied to third-partyŽ sales through the Amazon network.And according to the Supreme Court case, some large online retailers do not collect taxes on their remote sales. Wayfair Inc., an online retailer of home goods and furniture that challenged the South Dakota law, had more than $4.7 billion in net revenue in 2017, according to the opinion. But even with the courts decision, not all remote sales are likely to be taxed. The South Dakota law only applied the tax to online retailers that had at least $100,000 of annual sales in the state or 200 individual transactions. News Service Assignment Editor Tom Urban contributed to this report.Internet tax ruling could be major for Florida That same year, Wash-ington and Holmes counties reported higher rates of HIV cases than surrounding counties Bay, Walton and Jackson.With a more geographically dispersed population of people living with HIV in the south, prevention and treatment present unique challenges. Southern states made up more than half of new HIV diagnoses in 2016 and 38-percent of the national population, a Center for Disease Con-trol report states. The rural south accounted for 23-per-cent of new HIV diagnosis.In effort of reaching those populations, the FDOH pinned this year's National HIV Testing Day theme as "Test your way. Do it today."It "serves as a reminder that HIV testing has never been more convenient because there are more ways than ever to get tested," an FDOH in Holmes and Washington counties news release stated."Florida remains a national leader in HIV testing, with over 1,400 reg-istered HIV test sites which provide high-quality, con-fidential testing services at low or no cost."Last year, more than 340,000 HIV tests were done at state-registered testing sites.In addition to convenience, FDOH emphasizes early diagnosis."Studies have shown that providing antiretrovial therapy as early as possible after diagnosis improves a patient's health, reduces transmission and can even-tually lead to undetectable HIV viral loads," the release stated.For more information about HIV testing, call the Florida HIV/AIDS hotline at 1-800-FLA-AIDS (1-800-352-2437) or chat with a live counselor online at www.211bigbend.org/flhivaidshotline.Contact the local FDOH office at 850-638-6240. TESTINGFrom Page A1The latest approval liquidated part of CGH bankruptcy assets so that the NFCH could acquire it and move forward with the actual purchase and repurposing of the hospital."There's a lot of work that has to be done between now and Aug. 6 to be able to file the certificate of need," Kozar said. "That has sped up our process considerably."NFCH will have to outline the need for the services it plans to provide and put together a busi-ness plan. If the certificate is filed by the deadline, the determination will come around the end of the year putting the hospital right on schedule for opening the repurposed facilities.The three options to repurpose the facility include impatient geriatric psych program, medical detoxification program and treatment of opioid, drug and alcohol addiction, and a crisis stabilization unit for Baker Act patients."We still remain excited, we still think that this is an opportunity for us to be able to design a program and services in the behav-ioral health arena that a lot of small rural communi-ties have not done," Kozar said. "If we're successful in the vision that we have for that facility, that it can be duplicated across Florida and across the country because there's a number of communities that are clos-ing their hospitals or have been closed.""This is an exciting opportunity for us to design a program for the Panhan-dle as something that can be modeled throughout the state," he added. NFCHFrom Page A1 Campbellton-Graceville Hospital. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]

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** Washington County News | Saturday, June 23, 2018 A3 By Staff ReportVERNON -A traffic stop lead to the arrest of a Panama City woman for metham-phetamine possession.A Washington County Sheriffs Office deputy conducted a traffic stop just north of Cook Circle on State Road 79 in Vernon, June 19 where K9 Axil was deployed and immediately alerted to the presence of narcotics, according to a news release from WCSO. Deputies searched and found a plastic bag of meth-amphetamine in the passenger seat, according to the report.The passenger, Mary Jo Ford, 41, of Panama City, was arrested and charged with pos-session of methamphetamine and an outstanding Bay County warrant for violation of proba-tion on a grand theft charge.Panama City woman accused of having meth LOCAL & STATEFord By Staff ReportJACKSON COUNTY … Fail-ure to yield to oncoming traffic has left two Chipley residents in serious condition.On June 17, Charles Harvey Senesac, 60, of Fountain, was driving his 2005 Toyota Prius with passengers, Bertha Miller Johnson, 62, of Chipley, and Israel Sosa, 11, also of Chipley, northbound on Highway 231. As Senesac began to slow down to turn left onto Lake Point Drive, a 2016 Dodge Caravan driven by Phillip Glen Walker, 56, and pas-sengers Lisa Walker, 52, Asher Willie, 4, and Brielle Belcher, 5, all of Greenville, Kentucky was headed Southbound on the outside lane of Highway 231. According to a report from Florida Highway Patrol, Senesac failed to yield to oncoming traf-fic as he began to turn left onto Lake Point Drive. As he crossed the southbound lanes of traf-fic, the right front of his vehicle to collide with the left front of Walkers.Senesacs vehicle then traveled off the roadway into the west ditch where it came to its final resting place facing south. Walkers vehicle came to a final rest in the center of the south-bound lanes facing south.Johnson, Sosa and Lisa Walker all sustained serious injuries and were transported to local hospi-tals for treatment.Alcohol was not a factor in the accident and all involved wore seatbelts.Two Chipley residents in serious condition after accidentJim Turner News Service FloridaTALLAHASSEE Striking a blow to the Legislature, a Tallahassee judge said state lawmakers failed to comply with a voter-approved con-stitutional amendment to buy and preserve environ-mentally sensitive lands.Ruling from the bench Friday, Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson sided with environmental groups in the lawsuit centered on whether lawmakers "defied" the 2014 Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative by improperly diverting portions of the money to such expenses as staffing alle-gations legislative leaders have repeatedly disputed as they continued to make such budget allocations.David Guest a lawyer representing the Florida Wildlife Federation, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Environmental Confedera-tion of Southwest Florida, the Sierra Club and Florida Wildlife Federation President Manley Fuller called Dodsons Friday bench ruling a "100 percent victory.""The people of Florida voted with a firm, clear voice. And the court said today that counts," Guest said after the hearing. "The Legislature has to comply with the law like everybody else."Fred Piccolo, a spokesman for House Speaker Richard Corcoran, called the ruling a "clear abuse of judicial authority.""We are confident it will be overturned on appeal," Piccolo added.The 2014 amendment, which was known as Amendment 1 and was approved by 75 percent of voters, sends 33 percent of revenues from a tax on real-estate documentary stamps to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund.Since the passage of the amendment, legislators each year have directed at least $200 million to the Everglades, $64 million to a reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area, $50 mil-lion to natural springs and $5 million to Lake Apopka.In the budget year that begins July 1, $100 million from the trust fund will go towards the Florida Forever land acquisition program, which has been unfunded in past years. At least $160 million will be spent on agency overhead."Amendment 1 funds on existing operating expenses inst ead of new parks, restoration and protecting conservation lands --which is what people like you and I have been saying all along," Moncrief said.During Fridays hearing, Little said that the "driving force" for the amendment was a lackBut Little maintained that the states interpretation would mean that all of the money in the trust fund could be used for any purpose, with-out requiring the purchase of any additional land."This is exactly what the Legislature has done," Little said. "In a way it is a reprise of the Lottery money supposed to be used for schools."But, according to Guest, state spending of the trust fund money on natural springs, beach restoration and the Everglades would not be impacted by the ruling. "The biggest thing you can do for spring is to acquire land around them, thats where the source of the pollution is," Guest said. "Drinking water throughout Florida is threatened. The best thing you can do is buy conserva-tion land to protect it."Judge sides with environmentalists in land conservation dispute The biggest thing you can do for spring is to acquire land around them, thats where the source of the pollution is. Drinking water throughout Florida is threatened. The best thing you can do is buy conservation land to protect it.ŽDavid Guest

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** A4 Saturday, June 23, 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“ eld@chipleypaper.com Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick jbostick@chipleypaper.com, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: news@chipleypaper.com Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@chipleypaper.com Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197 Washington CountyPUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Welcome to the age of the space force. President Donald Trump on Monday directed the Pentagon to create a space force,Ž a sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces. Sure, its possible to create another branch of the military. We can waste millions„ maybe billions „ of dollars of taxpayer money to create another group of officers, new commands and additional bureaucracy. But it might be better if we first look at the resources we already have. To be clear, our current branches of the military already have a presence in (and a close eye on) space. Proof of how seriously our military takes the space beyond our atmosphere is all around us, including in our own backyard. The Air Force Space Command already exists. Its headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. Its mission is clear: Execute combined global capabilities to defend the homeland and enable space combat operations.Ž And its not just a couple of folks in an office. The Space Wing bills itself as the U.S. Air Forces most geographically dispersed wing,Ž with locations in 22 locations across the world. Those sites include Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Copenhagen, Denmark; Adelaide, Australia; and Eglin Air Force Base in the Panhandle. Thats right, Eglin. Its home of the 20th Space Control Squadron. The mission of the 20th Space Control Squadron is to execute multiplatform, tactical space warfighting domain characterization, recognition and responsiveness to achieve 21st Space Wing and United States Strategic Command intent. 20th SPCS uses a global network of near-earth and deep-space weapons systems to conduct space object identification and provide targetable intelligence in support of space situational awareness and space domain control.Ž Eglins place in this space force is remarkable. The AN/FPS-85 phased array radar at Site C-6 is the only phased array radar dedicated to tracking more than 16,000 near-earth and deep-space objects,Ž according to the Air Force fact sheet. The sheet also says the radar can track an object the size of a basketball at a distance of 22,000 nautical miles. The Air Force took ownership of the site in September 1968 and space operations with the radar began in 1969. That means Eglin has been tracking space for nearly 50 years. Not only that, but there are three GroundBased Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System sites that report directly to Eglin. These three sites are located in Socorro, N.M.; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; and Maui, Hawaii. America doesnt need a new space force. Its not to say the military shouldnt have one eye beyond our skies, but our government should find a way to bolster and improve the projects and commands already dedicated to this mission. A version of this editorial first appeared in the Northwest Florida Daily News, a Washington County News sister paper with GateHouse Media.We dont need a new space force ANOTHER VIEW By Joel ShoemakerThe bombshell report explodes in the face of all Americans. Lots of opinions are expressed, but there are facts to consider. The Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, has produced a comprehensive 568-page report after 15 months of investigation. While many Republicans, Democrats, media commentators and so-called analysts, and other celebrities have rushed to judgement, mostly defending their long-held beliefs regardless what the report says. The fact remains that the report is specific and it is damming. Clearly, the big losers are former Director James Comey and the senior leadership of the FBI. Many on the left gravitated immediately to one statement in the report that said there was no evidentiary evidence of bias by Comey and others, although Comey was insubordinate.Ž Yet one doesnt have to stretch too far to conclude that the bias against President Donald Trump was real, widespread and deliberate. Throughout the report, references are made about bias and in the case of FBI officials such as Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and unidentified FBI attorneys, it was glaring and discouraging. Strzoks email about stopping Trump from becoming president is startling. The IG Report admitted that the bad judgement of Comeys boss, the Attorney General herself, Loretta Lynch, gave the perception of bias when she met with Bill Clinton at an airport. Anyone with common senseŽ can see that senior officials in the FBI were intent on preventing candidate Trump from being elected and once elected, efforts switched to setting him up for impeachment. That is the most devastating concept of all. Certain top officials of the FBI were working to influence the election and affect the outcome. They tried to prevent a perceived mistake by the retardedŽ and uneducated, poor and middle-class, lazy POSŽ who would cast their votes for Trump. Their contempt for Trump was deep seated. At the center of the investigation, of all things, are emails and text messages. Yes, Hillarys private email server is the epicenter of a huge mess and yet members of the FBI used emails and text messages that have now verified our worst fears. Laughable is the notion that while all this craziness was going on about Hillarys illegal use of thousands of emails, including classified emails, it turns out that Comey was also using his personal email for government business. With named FBI officials at headquarters focused against Trump before and after the election, it seems incomprehensible that they would write any text messages that demonstrated their complicity and could be used against them. But they did. How stupid is this? Can you imagine under these circumstances what was happening about which we will never know? Trump was right and right from the beginning. Trumps instincts said that he and/or his team was being wiretapped or surveilled. That the election was being rigged in many ways, including as described by some, a group or cabalŽ in the FBI working against him. Still, the separate Russian collusion probe continues unabated and unresolved.IG Report: Common sense and biasBy Charita GoshayOn Sept. 11, 2001, one of the most memorable moments that emerged out of the death and chaos was the sight of three firefighters hoisting an American flag on a makeshift pole atop the rubble of the World Trade Center. It was a signal to the world, an unmistakable gesture of defiance in the face of terror, an expression of our resolve. June 14 was Flag Day, when we celebrate all the flag represents. Its an enduring reminder to those around the world longing for freedom that self-governance is possible. To those who view athletes protests as un-American, the flag literally waves as a symbol of protest against tyranny and injustice „ namely our refusal to remain under the thumb of King George III. It stands as a statement that our system of checks and balances is a guarantor of equal protection under the law, which is what the NFL athletes are seeking. Most dangerous Faith in America, and its promise of opportunity and equality, is why immigrants waved American flags from the docks of their ships and why civil rights workers carried them on the march to Selma and why your great-grandfathers brought them along when they went on strike at the plant. If youre offended at the sight of citizens kneeling in protest because they want America to live up to what its flag represents, then it has to be assumed you were outraged at the sight of Nazis brandishing flags in Charlottesville last summer. If thats the case, then surely, surely, you were furious at the display at the Singapore Summit last week. If the Americas flag stands for freedom, what does North Koreas flag stand for? Just last year, North Korea essentially killed student-tourist Otto Warmbier of Ohio after torturing him for stealing a poster. For decades, the regime has taken numerous Americans hostage „ Christian clergy in particular „ and forced them to serve in hard-labor camps until they are near death. In 2014, Jeff Fowle of Miamisburg, Ohio, spent six months in prison for leaving a Bible in a restaurant bathroom in Pyongyang, North Korea. According to a new report by Open Doors World Watch List, North Korea ranks as the most dangerous place on Earth to be a Christian. Equal standing Yet, there we were, allowing North Koreas flag to be displayed alongside ours, an image Kim Jung Uns bloody regime will use in perpetuity. The sight was offensive because it lent legitimacy and equal standing to a dictatorship that does not deserve it. Kim slaughters, imprisons and terrorizes his own people, yet was allowed to plant his flag next to the greatest symbol of freedom the world has known. Now, we know diplomacy is complicated and fraught with many traps and detours. The theatrics can border on the silly, from who enters a room first to what shape of table will be used. But some things shouldnt be compromised. Meeting with Kim Jung Un in hopes of making the world safer is one thing. Granting him access to the American flag for propaganda is quite another. But theres a reason no American president had met with North Korea: Kim is a murderous sociopath and congenital liar who has broken dozens of diplomatic promises, just like his old man, and his father before him. As long as Kim remains in power, North Korea will be a threat to all that the American flag represents.US Flag should be protected from propaganda

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** Washington County News | Saturday, June 23, 2018 A5 COMMUNITY1. It would be the biggest state in the union if it were ironed out flatŽ is said about what state? Tennessee, North Carolina, Idaho, Montana 2. Whose quotes included, Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.Ž? Twain, Emerson, Thoreau, Frost 3. By perpetual legend, Adolf Hitler at one time owned thousands of acres in which U.S. state? Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia 4. Which Florida city is the Kitty-Litter Capital of the WorldŽ? Foley, Ocala, Tice, Quincy 5. Where is the Palliser Triangle? Paci“ c ocean, Canada, Indian ocean, Moon 6. Papiamento is a type of ...? Language, Seasoning, Ship, Pizza ANSWERS: 1. Idaho, 2. Emerson (Ralph Waldo), 3. Colorado, 4. Quincy, 5. Canada, 6. LanguageTrivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@ TriviaGuy.comTRIVIA FUN Chipley 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 Community 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 follows: 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 (Sec-tion 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 eligibleimmigrant status. Deci-sions may be based on criminal history and other criteria. In order to apply and applicant will need to bring verification to the interview.For more information or to set up an inter view call Steve Henderson at 638-4520 ext 103.HOUSING BRIEFSWild petuniaThere are several different species of Wild Petunia (Ruellia) that grow in the panhandle area of north Florida, and the most common ones have a lovely blueish purple ” ower. The ” owers on each species look very similar, the differences are in the characteristics of the plant and leaves. One species (Ruellia caroliniensis) is common throughout Florida and typically g rows in moist to dry woodlands. It reseeds easily and can form large stands of the ” ower. It blooms from spring through fall, with new ” owers appearing each day. [PHOTO BY ELEANOR DIETRICH, FLORIDA PANHANDLE WILDFLOWER ALLIANCE] W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: news@chipleypaper.com Varnum family reunion to be heldWAUSAU … 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. Bene“ t for Gary and Sue Newell to be heldNEW HOPE … Gary and Sue Newell lost their home and all belonging in a house fire Tuesday, June 12. There will be a benefit held from 10 a.m. until Saturday, July 7 at the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department. Lunch plates will be sold for $7 per plate and will consist of fish, chicken or BBQ pork, two sides, roll, cake and drink. There will also be an auction at 11 a.m. to included cakes, grills, gift certificates, gift baskets, and more. For more infor-mation call Timra Miller at 850-307-2150. Library to host Dr. Magical BalloonsCHIPLEY … The Wash-ington County Library will host Dr. Magical Bal-loons at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16 at the Washington County Agriculture Center. This show is a mix of balloon shenanigans, magic and comedy. This program is designed for all ages. For more informa-tion call 850-638-1314. Library to host HCHS BandBONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host the Holmes County High School Band at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Services available for caregivers WASHINGTON COUNTY … Funds are currently available to pro-vide a variety of services to persons 60 and above who live with a caregiver and need assistance with self-care, nutrition and/ or homemaking activities because of chronic health conditions or other problems of aging. A small stipend for the caregiver is part of the benefit. Income and asset restrictions apply. Funds are currently available to provide respite services to caregivers of persons 18+ who have memory-loss related to Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. The caregiver must provide care on a regular basis to qualify. For more information or to access the services provided under the Home Care for the Elderly program or the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative program, through the Washington County Council on Aging, pleasecontact the ElderHelpline at 1-800-963-5337. Library to host Animal TalesBONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host Animal Tales at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 5 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Chipley Farmers Markey now openCHIPLEY … The Chipley Farmers Market is now open for the 2018 season from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The market is located at 685 Seventh Street at the "Train Depot" between Highway 90 and the Amtrak Station and behind the Historical Society. For more information call Ruby Wilkenson at 850-638-0473, the Extension Office at 850-638-6180 or Elaine Milton at 334-405-1408. Library to host a Battle of the BandsBONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host a Battle of the Bands at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Tri-County Community Council to host a BINGO nightsCHIPLEY … Tri-County Community Council will host a night of BINGO for Toys for Tots at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Washington County Agri-culture Center. A table for up to eight people is $160 or walk-ins are $15 per-person. Bring a new toy and get three free raffle tickets. Water, tea and finger foods will be served. Raffled off will be door hangers, car washes, jewelry, a cooler, grill VR headset, and more. For more information call Scessalie Austin at 850-547-4921. George M. Cohan Tonight! to hit the stageCHIPLEY George M. Cohan Tonight! a one man show starring Kevin Russell and directed by Mil Cox will take the stage at 7 p.m. Satur-day, July 14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the Spanish Trail Playhouse located ate 680 Second Street in Chipley. George M. Cohan Tonight! is a 2006 musical, conceived, written and arranged by Chip Deffaa, with music and lyrics by George M. Cohan, and additional material by Chip Deffaa. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale online at (www.spanishtrailplayhouse.com) or at The Spanish Trail Playhouse Theatre box office located at 680 2nd Street, Chipley, Flor-ida. The ticket office will be open Monday-Thurs-day 8 a.m. to noon and until 1 p.m. the week of the show. Call 638-9113 for more information. WCCS sets orientation dateCHIPLEY … Washington County Christian School will hold orientation Friday, August 3. Preschool, pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will meet at 9 a.m. 1st grade through 12th grade will meet at 3 p.m. CHS orientation scheduledCHIPLEY Chipley High School will hold 9th Grade orientation will from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 7. Open house will follow from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDL orientation and schedule pick-up setPONCE DE LEON … Ponce De Leon High school will hold 6th grade orientation at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 9. Grades 7-12 will also be able to pick up their schedules at this time. KMS sets orientation dateCHIPLEY … Kate M. Smith Elementary School will hold orientations Thursday, August 9 in the KMS cafeteria. Orientation for grade 3 through 5 will be held at 8 a.m., grades 1 and 2 will be held at 10 a.m. and Pre K and Kindergarten will be held at 3 p.m.COMMUNITY EVENTS

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** Washington County News | Saturday, June 23, 2018 A7 DATELINESLEXINGTON, MISS. LANSING, MICHMSU president apologizes for kickback commentsMichigan State Universitys interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steer-ing the school out of the burgeoning scandal.John Englers apology came more than a week after the public disclosure of his email exchange from April suggesting Rachael Denhol-lander probably received a kickbackŽ from her plain-tiffs attorney. I didnt give it the consid-eration it warranted,Ž Engler said in a statement Thursday. That was a big mistake. I was wrong. I apologize.ŽRIVERSIDE, CALIF.California parents accused of shackling kids to face trial A judge on Thursday ordered a California couple to face trial on torture and child abuse charges after prosecutors presented evidence their children were subjected to years of filth, starvation and cruelty that included beatings with a wooden paddle and caging them as punishment.Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz found probable cause that David and Louise Turpin abused 12 of their 13 children for years. Investigators testified that the couple chained their chil-dren to beds and deprived them of food. The judge threw out a child endanger-ment charge involving the youngest daughter.LONDONNATO head: No guarantee alliance will surviveThe bonds between Europe and North America are under strain and theres no guarantee the trans-Atlantic partnership will survive, the head of NATO warned Thursday. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for an effort to shore up the military alliance amid the divisions between Europe and the United States over trade, climate change and the Iran nuclear deal. It is not written in stone that the trans-Atlantic bond will survive forever,Ž Stolten-berg said during a speech in London. But I believe we will preserve it.Ž NATO has been shaken by Donald Trumps America FirstŽ stance and mistrust of international institutions.ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIAS. Sudans armed opposition rejects imposition of peace South Sudans armed opposition on Thursday rejected any impositionŽ of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years.An opposition statement called Wednesday nights meeting cordialŽ and said the two sides discussed the prospects for peace in broad terms.Ž But it warned that the current model for the peace process is unrealisticŽ and that there is no shortcut to peace.ŽKiir and Machar met in neighboring Ethiopia, whose Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed invited them and presided over discussions.MILANItaly interior minister refuses port to migrant rescue shipItalys hard-line interior minister on Thursday refused port to a Dutch rescue boat with 224 migrants on board, a week after turning away another foreign ship, the Aquarius, carrying 630 migrants.Matteo Salvini said the ship operated by the German aid group Mission Lifeline had loaded the migrants in Libyan waters after the Italian coast guard told it to leave the rescues to the Libyan coast guard. Salvini said he had con-tacted the Dutch ambassador about the ships activities, adding that the migrants will only see Italy on the map.Ž The Associated PressRodney Earl Sanders leaves the courtroom Thursday after pleading guilty to two counts of murder in Lexington, Miss. Sanders stabbed to death Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both Roman Catholic nuns, in the home they shared in nearby Durant in 2016. On Thursday, Holmes County Circuit Judge Jannie Lewis gave Sanders two life sentences without parole, plus 30 more years for burglary and car theft. [ROGELIO V. SOLIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]POMPANO BEACH, FLA.Fans and community members gather Tuesday at the vigil for rapper XXXTentacion in Deer“ eld Beach, Fla., near the site where the troubled artist was killed the day before. Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, was arrested and charged with murder Thursday in the death of the rising rap star. Broward Sheriffs Of“ ce spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said homicide detectives also were seeking additional suspects. [SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]GENEVAPope Francis is welcomed by Swiss president Alain Berset, after his arrival Thursday in Geneva. During his visit, Francis encouraged all Christians, despite their differences, to join in efforts to foster justice and “ ght poverty while the rich grow ever more wealthy.Ž The pontiffs day-long ecumenical pilgrimageŽ to the Swiss city was aimed at stressing what can unite, rather than divide, Christians. [PETER KLAUNZER/KEYSTONE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]By Darlene SupervilleThe Associated PressMcALLEN, Texas „ Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.The first ladys stop at Upbring New Hope Childrens Center came the morning after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separat-ing these families. The visit to the one-story red brick building, which houses 55 children, was intended to lend support to those children who remain separated from their parents, said Stephanie Grisham, the first ladys spokeswoman.She wanted to see every-thing for herself,Ž Grisham said.Third-graders at the facility welcomed the first lady with a large paper American flag theyd signed taped to a wall. With the words, Welcome! First LadyŽ written in black marker across the red and white bars, Mrs. Trump also signed the flag, which the children gave to her. Next to the flag on the classroom walls: A drawing of a flowering plant, a butterfly, a hummingbird and a heart, with the words, New Hope, We Love You All, StaffŽ written in cursive.Visiting another classroom, Mrs. Trump asked children where they were from, if they were friends and how long theyd been at the center where staff said children typically spend between 42 and 45 days. The children responded, sometimes in English, other times in Spanish, many of them wearing gray T-shirts with the red, white and blue words We Are One.Ž She told children to be kind and nice to each otherŽ as she left for another classroom.The first lady thanked the staff for their heroic workŽ and asked them to reunite the children with their families as quickly as possible. In a make-shift conference room, Mrs. Trump met with staff from New Hope, HHS and border patrol, asking several questions about the childrens welfare and asking that the children be reunited with their families as quickly as possible.ŽNew Hope staff reassured Mrs. Trump, who was accom-panied by Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar, that the children are assessed for physical and m ental health issues when they enter the facility and are often distraught. They attend school five days a week and have a variety of activities.We just have a tremendous passion for working with these children,Ž said program direc-tor Roy De La Cerda. We see them as our own.ŽPresident Trump had come under pressure to stop the practice of separating families, including from GOP allies and the first lady herself, following a public outcry sparked by wide-spread images of children held in fence-like structures. Plans for a visit to a second facility where children housed in cages were seen by The Associated Press last week were canceled because of flooding.The trip was intended to lend support to some of the more than 2,300 children who remain separated from their parents, Grisham said. In addition to the meetings with staff and children, Mrs. Trump also was briefed on the childrens medi-cal care by nursing staff.The president had insisted incorrectly that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because children cannot go to jail with adults who are being criminally prosecuted for crossing the border illegally. Trump had said only Congress could fix the problem and he specifically pointed a finger at Democrats.First lady visits migrant childrenFirst lady Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center, run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South, Thursday in McAllen, Texas. [ANDREW HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] NATION & WORLDMelania Trump dons I really dont care, do u? jacket during visitMelania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children. Her fashion choice carried a baf” ing counter-message. The “ rst lady wore a green, hooded military jacket from Zara that read I really dont care, do u?Ž both as she departed and returned to Washington. The words were printed in white, in graf“ ti-style, on the jackets back. When asked what message the “ rst ladys jacket intended to send, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said: Its a jacket. There was no hidden message. After todays important visit to Texas, I hope the media isnt going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.  Grisham underscored that message in a tweet with the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket. But President Donald Trump offered his own interpretation in a tweet, saying it refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!Ž Mrs. Trump changed into a pale yellow jacket before the plane landed in McAllen, Texas, for a visit to the Upbring New Hope Childrens Center, which houses 55 migrant children. The Associated Press

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** A8 Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Washington County NewsIN BRIEFSTORRS, CONN.UConn: Ollie “ red for impermissible contactThe University of Con-necticut fired mens basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to docu-ments released by the school. The violations are laid out in more than 1,300 pages of emails, tran-scripts and contracts given to The Associated Press and other media organiza-tions who filed Freedom of Information requests with the school after Ollie was fired in March. They were released this week after UConn President Susan Herbst upheld the firing decision, a process that now heads to arbitration. The NCAA is investigating UConn for potential viola-tions, but has not issued a finding.NEW YORKSerena: Young boys need domestic abuse educationSerena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldnt just center around women, but men as well. The tennis super-star says education about domestic abuse should start when men are young boys. I think expanding the conversation to men and expanding the conversation to young boys, its so important,Ž she said in an interview on Wednesday. This is a human rights issue. We should all be treated the same. We should be treated equal. With domestic abuse, it doesnt care what color you are, what background youre from,Ž she continued.MOSCOWFormer FIFA boss Blatter revels in visit with PutinSepp Blatter came to Moscow and saw Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin, defying FIFAs wish that its suspended former presidents visit to the World Cup would attract little attention. Blatter says he went to see Russias president after watching Portugals 1-0 win over Morocco in Moscow on Wednesday „ wearing the laminate fan ID card required for all people attending World Cup games in Russia. The 82-year-old Blatter is serving a six-year ban from official football duties for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule.OMAHA, NEB.MLB grows relationship with NCAA baseballBaseball commissioner Rob Manfred has announced the Detroit Tigers will play a regu-lar-season game against the Kansas City Royals at TD Ameritrade Park on June 13, 2019 „ two days before the start of the College World Series. Manfred said at a news conference Thursday that Major League Base-ball wants to strengthen its relationship with the NCAA in general, and college baseball specifi-cally, and also bring the game to new markets. The Associated Press By Stephen HawkinsThe Associated PressDALLAS „ The Mon-treal Canadiens can make the first real move in the NHL draft with the third overall pick.If everything goes as expected in Big D on Friday night, play-making Swed-ish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin will be the first overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres. Russian forward Andrei Svechnikov will then go to Carolina.Obviously Rasmus and Andrei deserve it, theyre unbelievable players,Ž American prospect Brady Tkachuk said Thursday. From the third (pick) on, its just whatever the team wants, so well see what happens. But its going to be pretty exciting to be a part of.ŽSo the real draft action should begin when Mon-treal goes on the clock.The Canadiens will have their choice of the other top prospects like right wing Filip Zadina, whos playing in the Quebec league, and Tkachuk, the left wing from Boston University who is looking to follow father Keith and brother Mathew into the NHL. Maybe Finnish center Jesper Kotkaniemi.Plenty of other top defensemen will also be on the board, including Adam Boqvist, Quintin Hughes, Noah Dobson and Evan Bouchard.The most important is going to be tomorrow when Montreal goes on the stage, and they will say my name or not,Ž Zadina said. Im just glad I can be there in the top five, top six players. Its unbelievable.ŽOr maybe the Canadiens, who have 10 picks in the seven-round draft over two days, make a deal and let another team move into that slot.Trevor Timmins, Mon-treals assistant general manager, expects GM Marc Bergevins to be ringing.Were ready to go,Ž Timmins said Thursday. The list is never set in stone until we go head to the draft from the hotel here, but were confident of the prospects that we like ... right from that third overall pick to the last pick we make on Saturday.ŽTimmins said centers, offensive defensemen and scoring wingers have the highest asset value on the Canadiens draft board, and that all are needs in their organization.Ottawa has the fourth pick, and No. 22, and team officials were going through scenarios again Thursday.It was one of the best meetings Ive had with scouts in 20 years talking about what we plan on doing at (No.) 4, what possibilities are at 22, how these players will impact our organization moving forward,Ž Senators GM Pierre Dorion said. Were just excited. We suffered this year. Theres no doubt we suffered as a team with the number of losses. But the one good thing is we know were getting a really good player here.ŽNHL draft action likely to begin at third pick SPORTS TICKER By Stephen WhynoThe Associated PressAlex Ovechkin has already done a keg standŽ with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless pushups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockeys prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be con-sidered upper-body training.Thats my summer workout,Ž said Ovechkin, with a smile.The Summer of Ovi is just beginning.Over the next few months, Ovechkin will return home to Moscow and have his day with the Cup, celebrate Russia hosting the World Cup and become a father when wife Nastya gives birth to their first child. For the first time in the superstars 13-year career, the offseason wont include ques-tions about whether he can get it done in the playoffs and help the Washington Capitals win it all.He deserves it,Ž friend and Capitals teammate Alex Chiasson said. Theres been a lot of cri-tiques on him and all that stuff, and now hes proven so many people wrong.ŽOvechkin cemented his legacy with a playoff MVP performance and a Stanley Cup ring so glaringly missing from his resume. Next he faces the significant challenge of not letting his game slip. Ovechkin turns 33 in September, so with all the partying and momentous occa-sions on and off the ice, its up to him not to slack off.Its going to be a short summer,Ž Ovechkin said. Of course, youre going to celebrate, but you dont want to lose your shape. Were going to spend one month in Russia and come back here to get ready for the kid, for the child. And get ready for next year.ŽLast summer, Capitals coach Barry Trotz visited Ovechkin in Moscow and delivered the message that the team needed more from him. He delivered with a league-leading 49 regular-season and playoff-best 15 goals, and was the driving force on the way to Washingtons first championship.Trotz is gone after resigning, so Ovechkin cant lean on a relation-ship cultivated during the past four years. Longtime assistant Todd Reirden is considered the front-runner to be Ovechkins sixth NHL coach as he tries to rep-licate the goal-scoring success not seen from a player of his age since Hall of Famer Phil Esposito in the 1970s. Absent this time is the prodding from management. General man-ager Brian MacLellan doesnt think Ovechkin needs it.Hell be the same next year,Ž MacLellan said. I dont know what we can tell him. Tell him to work on his keg stands? He was outstanding this year. I really think the success hes had this year in the playoffs is going to carry over to next year. Hes excited about playing, hes excited about win-ning. You can just feel it in him.ŽOvechkins excitement culmi-nated with an almost incredulous look back at his teammates before he accepted the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Bettman in Las Vegas on June 7 and handed it to Nicklas Backstrom in what he called the easiest decision of his life. He and Backstrom were back on the Strip at the NHL awards show on Wednesday night, the latest stop on his whirlwind tour with the Cup. Stops have included the Hakkasan nightclub with Tiesto, several Washington-area bars and restaurants, Nationals Park the parade down Constitution Avenue and visits to a local rink, police sta-tion and hospital. He has slept with the Cup, hugged it and adored it as much as any player.O has had it quite a bit, but he makes sure that other guys raise it and other guys get a drink out of it and other guys enjoy their time with it, too,Ž winger T.J. Oshie said. Hes been sharing the wealth a little bit.ŽOvechkin wants to share the Cup back home with his family „ my grandma, she will touch it, she will kiss it,Ž he said „ and take it to his childhood program, the Dynamo Hockey School. Thats his way of paying it forward after Russianborn Red Wings champion Igor Larionov brought the Cup to the locker room when he played for Dynamo Moscow and it served as inspiration to him and others.He showed us how he practices, how he enjoyed the moment to be in the NHL and be a Stanley Cup champion,Ž Ovechkin said. It was something special. One day, I wanted to be in his position to raise the Cup and in the future I will share this moment with some kids. Because when youre a kid, you dont know what your life is going to be, who youre going to be.ŽSoon, Ovechkin and his wife will have their own kid, and he called becoming a father the best feeling ever.Ž MacLellan said during the playoffs he believes getting married helped Ovechkin mature as a hockey player, and Trotz expects the Great 8 to be a great dad and not lose a step on the ice.The SummerThe Capitals Alex Ovechkin poses with the Maurice Richard Trophy, the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Prince of Wales Trophy after the NHL Awards on Wednesday in Las Vegas. [JOHN LOCHER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS](From left) Olivia Spicer, 16, left, Emma Jacobs, 17, and Caroline Schwartz, 18, all of Gainesville, Va., hold up letters spelling the nickname of Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin on the National Mall ahead of a victory parade and rally June 12 in Washington. [JACQUELYN MARTIN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]Cup celebrations, fatherhood await Ovechkinof Ovi

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** Washington County News | Saturday, June 23, 2018 A9 HEALTH SMOKINGNEVER TOO OLD TO QUITEven as overall smoking rates have declined, the rate has hardly budged among those 65 and older, according to Americas Health Rankings. Nearly 9 percent of adults age 65 and older were regular smokers in 2017, meaning more than 4 million older adults could bene t from kicking the habit. Quitting smoking later in life can still reduce the risk of diseases like cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, according to Everyday Health. And people who quit in their 60s are likely to live longer than those who continue to smoke. GERMSKEEP HANDS CLEANSerious bacteria like staphylococcus (staph), E. coli and others easily spread with handto-hand contact, according to Hibiclens. National Handshake Day on June 28 might as well be renamed germ day! Washing hands is considered one of the most e ective ways to prevent bacteria and viruses from spreading, and prevent illness. CAREGIVERSRESOURCES FOR HELPThere are resources and services available to help make life as a caregiver a bit easier: € The National Family Caregiver Support Program € AARPs Caregiver Resource Center € The National Alliance for Caregiving € The Caregiver Action Network „ Brandpoint TODAYS WORKOUTFrog leg move targets inner thighs By Marlo Alleva More Content NowYou have to get creative when it comes to those hard to reach areas such as your inner thighs. Yes, squats and lunges help, but you need a specialty move that gets straight to the zone. Our exercise today is a frog leg inner-thigh move. All you need is a flat surface and a mat. Begin this exercise by lying on your back. Press your back into the mat, engage your core and extend your legs straight up in the air, pressing your feet together, focusing on the heels. Place your hands on either side of your body for balance and you are ready to move. Keeping your body strong, proceed by bending in the knees, keeping the feet together, but pulling the knees apart, angling them outward away from your body as low as you can, then return to the start. Continue this lowering and extending motion for at least 20 to 30 times. Take a small break, then keep going until you are fatigued. Start this exercise slower to get the feel and proper positioning but speed it up for optimal exertion. Moves like this are great finishers for lowerbody routines and also work well with abdominal or glute exercises. Any way you choose, this exercise promises to leave a lasting impression on your thighs. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Florida, can be reached at faluvzpa@msn.Marlo Alleva demonstrates a frog leg inner-thigh move. [SCOTT WHEELER/THE LEDGER] By Patricia Kime Kaiser Health News Ralph Stepneys home on a quiet street in north Baltimore has a welcoming front porch and large rooms, with plenty of space for his comfortable recliner and vast collection of action movies. The house is owned by Joann West, a licensed caregiver who shares it with Stepney and his fellow Vietnam War veteran Frank Hundt. There is no place that Id rather be. ƒ I love the quiet of living here, the help we get. I thank the Lord every year that I am here,Ž Stepney, 73, said. Its a far cry from a decade ago, when Stepney was homeless and didnt care about anything.Ž His diabetes went unchecked and he had suffered a stroke „ a medical event that landed him at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After having part of his foot amputated, Stepney moved into long-term nursing home care at a VA medical facility, where he thought hed remain „ until he became a candidate for a small VA effort that puts aging veterans in private homes: the Medical Foster Home program. The $20.7 million-per-year program provides housing and care for more than 1,000 veterans in 42 states and Puerto Rico, serving as an alternative to nursing home care for those who cannot live safely on their own. Veterans pay their caregivers $1,500 to $3,000 a month, depending on location, saving the government about $10,000 a month in nursing home care. It has been difficult to scale up, though, because the VA accepts only foster homes that meet strict qualifications. For the veterans, its a chance to live in a home setting with caregivers who treat them like family. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, the program provides an option for meeting its legal obligation to care for ailing, aging patients at significantly reduced costs, since the veterans pay room and board directly to their caregivers. Cost-effectiveness is but one of the programs benefits. Stepney and Hundt, 67, are in good hands with West, who previously ran a home health care services company. And theyre in good company, watching television together in the main living room, going to elder care twice a week and sitting on Wests porch chatting with neighbors. Pilot program takes o Since 1999, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been required to provide nursing home services to veterans who qualify for VA health care and have a service-connected disability rating of 70 percent or higher, or are considered unemployable and have a disability rating of 60 percent or higher. The VA provides this care through shortor long-term nursing home facilities, respite care, community living centers on VA hospital grounds, private assisted living facilities and state veterans homes. Shortly after, the VA Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark., launched an alternative „ a pilot program that placed veterans in individual homes, at an average cost to the VA of roughly $60 a day, including administration and health care expenses, compared with upward of $500 a day for nursing home care. And because veterans who are enrolled in the Medical Foster Care program must use the VAs Home-Based Primary Care program, which provides an interdisciplinary team of health professionals for in-home medical treatment, the program saves the VA even more. One study showed that the home-based care has yielded a 59 percent drop in VA hospital inpatient days and a 31 percent reduction in admissions among those who participate. More than 120 VA medical centers now oversee a Medical Foster Home program in their regions, and the VA has actively promoted the program within its health system.Foster vetsMedical foster home program criteria Housing requirements € Must be owned or rented by the caregiver and the home must be the caregivers actual place of residence. € Must be located, designed, equipped and maintained to ensure a home-like environment and to provide safe care and supervision for all residents. € Must be inspected by HBPC multidisciplinary team and by VA “ re/safety engineer. € Meet all state and local licensure requirements and regulations, including construction, “ re, maintenance and sanitation regulations. € Meet the applicable provisions of the most current edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, Standard #101. Requirements for caregivers € Complete an application and participate in an interview with the Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator and other staff as needed. € Additional requirements include but are not limited to: providing proof of health and freedom from communicable diseases, being “ nancially stable, having a back-up caregiver available, providing needed documentation of insurances, and be at least 21 years of age. Level II background checks for caregivers are strongly suggested. € Have formal or informal experience in patient care. Provide at least two personal references and one professional reference. € Be physically able to provide the needed care and have a written backup plan if they become incapacitated, including designation of relief persons. € Be able to communicate with the Home Based Primary Care health care team any signi“ cant changes in the veterans normal appearance, behavior or state of health and be willing to accept, participate in and follow the veterans treatment plan. Ensure a congenial and home-like atmosphere within the residence.Source: US Department of Veteran Affairs A small VA e ort pairs veterans in need of nursinghome care with caregivers willing to share their homesCaregiver Joann West calls taking care of veterans Ralph Stepney (left) and Frank Hundt at her home in Baltimore a joy.Ž They deserve it,Ž she says. [LYNNE SHALLCROSS/KHN]

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** A10 Saturday, June 23, 2018 | Washington County News FAITHWashington County News StaffWASHINGTON COUNTY While driving on the long country roads, you're bound to see a sign of faith some-thing that can take away 'the Mondays', remind you of your many blessings or give inspiration to you for some-one else.Washington County News wants to share this positivity with our readers!We've launched 'Signs of Faith,' which 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 New Home Baptist Church Graceville, 494 New Home Circle, reads: "If you need direction, God is your map." And we've now shared that message with you.Send in your photos to photos @chipleypaper.com. Be sure to include a statement that tells the name of your faith organization and address.Signs of faithSubmit your sign of faith at photos@ chipleypaper.com.New Home Baptist Church Graceville, 494 New Home Circle If you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: news@ chipleypaper.com Klondyke Gospel Music Center to host concertsOZARK, ALABAMA … The following gospel music min-istries 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 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. Sacred Harp Sing to be heldVERNON … 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 servicesBONIFAY … 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 com-plete the day. This is the 101st Homecoming. Dinner will be on the grounds. Holmes Baptist to host The Shelia Smith TrioARITON, 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 eventBONIFAY … The Holmes County Sheriffs Office, Washington County Sheriffs Office, Jackson County Sher-iffs Office and the Florida Department of Children and Families will host a Faith in Recovery Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Holmes County Agriculture Center. The key note speaker will be Sean Wyman, a Tallahassee Police Officer, trauma informed care speaker and a best selling author. Spe-cial guest will be Rafe Lamb, youth pastor at Grace Fel-lowship Christian Church and Jennifer Williams a peer spe-cialist with the Department of Children Families Northwest Region. This event is an oppor-tunity 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 net-working. For more information call Missy Lee at 850-251-7350.Bonifay All-Night Sing scheduledBONIFAY "The Biggest All-Night Singing in the World!" returns to Bonifay from 6:30 p.m. until, Saturday, June 30 at the Memorial Field. Featured in concert will be the "11-time Group of the Year", The Booth Brothers, Gold City, Perrys, Brian Free & Assurance, Lefevre Quartet, And The Guardians andlocal 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 Consign-ment 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 heldVERNON … 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 850-227-5301 or 850-547-2532. Wausau Assembly to host Big MoWAUSAU … Wausau Assembly of God Church will host Big Mo in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8. The church is located 3537 Washington Street (Highway 77 at the caution light) in Wausau. For more information call 850-638-0883 or 850-596-4451.FAITH EVENTS If you would like your Washington County church listed here, please send information to: news@chipleypaper.com. Due to space limitation, please only send regular church services. For special services, please send separate submission. ASSEMBLY OF GODCorbin Road Assembly of GodMorning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 105 Corbin Road in Chipley.Cords of Love Assembly of GodSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is a 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2060 Bethlehem Road in Cottondale. Grace Assembly of God @ ChipleyMorning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 567 North Main Street, Chipley New Bethany Assembly of GodSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Shaky Joe Road just off Highway 280 at Hinsons Crossroads. New Life Fellowship Assembly of GodSunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 695 5th Street, Chipley. Wausau Assembly of GodSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday ser-vices are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 3537 Washington Street in Wausau.BAPTISTAbigail Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on Dawkins Street in Vernon.Berean Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1438 Nearing Hills Drive in Chipley. Blue Lake Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1405 Blue Lake Road in Chipley. Chipley First Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service is at 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Ser-vice is at 10:30 a.m. Discipleship Training is at 5 p.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednes-day AWANA is at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Prayer Meeting Is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1300 South Boulevard Country Oaks Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 574 Buckhorn Boulevard Eastside Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at Highway 277 in Vernon. First Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1387 South Boulevard. Gap Pond Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1980 Gap Boulevard in Sunny Hills.Grace Baptist Chapel MissionSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 440 Lot E Second Street, Chipley. Holmes Creek Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service AWANA is at 5:30 p.m. and Bible Study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 335 Cope Road in Chipley. Holyneck Missionary Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located 3395 Cemetery Lane, Campbellton. Jerusalem Missionary Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 614 Bennett Drive in Chipley.Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1233 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. New Orange Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located on Alford Road in Washington County. New Prospect Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship services are at 11 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 5 p.m. Wednesday services supper is at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting, bible study and childrens classes start at 5:45. The church is located at 761 New Prospect Road in Chipley. Oakie Ridge Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Orange Hill Road and Gilberts Mill Road. Orange Hill Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible Study is as 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3485 Gainer Road in Chipley. Orange Hill Missionary Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship on the first and third Sunday of the month is at 11 a.m. Wednes-day night prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 816 Sunday Road in Chipley.WASHINGTON COUNTY CHURCH LISTINGSSee CHURCH, A11

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** Washington County News | Saturday, June 23, 2018 A11Piney Grove Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1783 Piney Grove Road south of Chipley. Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is south of Bonifay at 1900 Pleasant Hill Road. Poplar Springs Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1098 Lovewood Road two miles east of Highway 77. Poplar Head Independent Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located on Poplar Head Road. Sand Hills Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 6758 Highway 77. Shiloh Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 5:45 p.m. The church is located on Highway 277, three miles south of Highway 90 in Chipley. Shiloh Missionary Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3013 Moss Hill Road in Vernon.St. John Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. St. Matthews Missionary Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 4156 St. Matthews Road in Caryville.Salem Free Will Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Church is located at 2555 Kynesville Highway in Alford. Sunny Hills First Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Unity Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3274 River Road in Vernon. Vernon First Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2888 Church Street in Vernon. Wausau First Baptist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is at 3493 Washington Street in Wausau.CATHOLICSt. Joseph The Worker Catholic ChurchSunday Mass is at 11 a.m. Tuesday Mass is at 9 a.m. The church is located at 1664 Main Street in Chipley. St. Theresa Catholic ChurchSunday Mass is at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday Mass is at 8 a.m. Saturday Mass is at 5 p.m. Adoration is the first Friday after 8 a.m. Mass. The church is located at 2071 Sunny Hills Blvd and the Rectory is located at 2056 Sunny Hills Boulevard in Sunny Hills.CHURCH OF CHRISTChipley Church of Christ Sunday morning bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1295 Brick-yard Road in Chipley. Spirit-Filled Church of God in ChristSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Tuesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2128 Pate Pond Road in Caryville.EPISCOPALGrant Tabernacle AMESunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 577 Martin Luther King Bou-levard in Chipley. St. John AMEMorning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. St. Joseph AMESunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1401 Monroe Sheffield Road, Chipley. St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Jackson Community Road.St. Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1035 St. Mary Road, in Caryville. St. Matthews Episcopal ChurchMorning worship is at 9 a.m. The church is located on Highway 90 west in Chipley.EVANGELISTICVernon Evangelistic ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 79 in Vernon. Caryville Evangelistic CenterSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is on Wrights Creek Road in Caryville, just north of Highway 90.HOLINESSHarris Chapel Holiness ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is eight miles north of Caryville on Highway 179. Johnson Temple First Born HolinessSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. Friday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 793 Orange Street, Chipley. Miracle Valley Spirit of HolinessSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located 3754 Bunyon Drive, off Highway 77 near Sunny Hills.METHODISTChipley First United Methodist ChurchSunday School is at 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. (contemporary service) and 11 a.m. (traditional service). The church is located at 1285 Jack-son Avenue East Mount Zion United Methodist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday fellowship meal and Bible study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1590 High-way 173 in Graceville. Lakeview United MethodistMorning Worship is at 9 a.m. Thursday morning Bible Study 9 a.m. The church is located on Highway 279 near Five Points. New Hope United Methodist ChurchMorning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 10 a.m. The church is located at on Highway 79 in New Hope. New Vision United Methodist ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednes-day night supper is at 5:45. Wednesday Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Highway 77 and BlockerChurch Road in Greenhead. Orange Hill United Methodist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on Sunday Road just off Orange Hill Road. Vernon United Methodist ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wausau United Methodist ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located on State Road 77PENTECOSTALFirst United Pentecostal ChurchMorning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1816 Highway 90 in Chipley.Wausau Pentecostal HolinessSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:55 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2201 Pioneer Road in Wausau. Rock Hill ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Friday Night Worship is at 6 p.m. The church is at 339 Rockhill Church Road in Chipley. Trinity Pentecostal TabernacleMorning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m.Turnin Point Home of the First United Pentecostal ChurchSunday School is at 1 p.m. Worship Service is at 2 p.m. Bible Study Thursday is at 7 p.m.PRESBYTERIANChipley First Presbyterian ChurchSunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, night singalong is at 6 p.m. The church is located at Fifth Street and Watts Avenue Sunny Hills PresbyterianMorning Worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 3768 Country Club BoulevardOTHERBonnett Pond ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2680 Bonnett Pond Road in Chipley. Christian Fellowship CenterSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1458 Monroe Sheffield Road in Chipley. Christian HavenSunday school is h at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. Church of God by FaithSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday service is at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 3012 Church Street.Church of God of ProphecyMorning Worship is at 9:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1386 W. Jackson Avenue in Chipley. Courts of PraiseMorning Worship is at 10 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1720 Clayton Road in Chipley. Cypress CreekSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at1772 Macedonia Road. Faith Covenant FellowshipMorning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday ser-vices are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 277 mile south of I-10. Family Worship CenterMorning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday ser-vice is at 7 p.m. The church is located 531 Rock Hill Church Road, Chipley. Graceville Community ChurchSunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1005 E. Prim Avenue Grahams ChapelMorning worship at 11 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study at 7 p.m. The chapel is at 1218 Camp-bellton Avenue in Chipley. Hard Labor Creek Community ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is at 1705 Pioneer Road three miles east of caution light. Holmes Valley Community ChurchSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3550Fannig Branch Road in Vernon. House of Prayer Worship CenterSunday School and Children's Church is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Youth activities on Wednesday begin at 4:30 p.m. Praise and worship services are at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The church is located at 763 West Boulevard in Chipley. Impact Worship CenterSunday. Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Thursday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3006 New Hope Road Marianna. LibertySunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3983 Creek Road in Vernon. McQueens Temple First Born Church of Living GodSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 5681 Highway 79 South, Vernon. New Faith TempleSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 841 Orange Hill Road. New Foundation FellowshipMorning Worship is at 10 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located on Rock Hill Church Road. Northwest Florida Christian ChurchMorning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 4465 Highway 77. Rhema Praise and Worship CenterMorning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located 763 West Boulevard in Chipley. Sunny Hills ChapelSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 4283 Highway 77. Pleasant G rove Church Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. The church is located at 2430 Shakey Joe Road in the Hinsons Crossroads Community. Tabernacle of Praise Church of GodSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on Highway 77 South. The Living WordMorning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Highway 77 and Blocker Road in Greenhead. White Double PondSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is on Creek Road in Vernon. Yes Lord Deliverance COGICSunday School is at 10:30 a.m. Worship is at noon. Tuesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 739 Seventh Street in Chipley. CHURCHFrom Page A10

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A A 1 1 2 2 Saturday, June 23, 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 www.apalacheecenter.org or call Stephanie Luckie at 850-523-3212 or email at stephaniel@apalacheecenter .org for details. 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 GUN SHOW Santa Rosa County Auditorium: Milton, FLJune 30th & July 1st 9:00 am -5:00 pmGeneral Admission $6Concealed Weapons Classes 1pm Daily, $50Reservation Suggested850-957-4952 or 850-261-8407Please Support Your Local Small Gun Shows Fresh From the Farm.New Red Potatoes, Squash, Zucchini & Cucumbers, Sweet Corn. Call 850-956-4556 K&L FarmHome grown Tomatoes. 1567 Piney Grove Rd in Chipley. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm & Saturday 8am-4pm. 850-638-5002 850-260-5003 & 850-527-3380 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. Turn to classified’s Merchandise Columns Our prices are on target for you! 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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. With private entrance, living room, free cable and free water. Contact 850-547-5244. For more information. 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