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** Volume 127 Number 43 Phone: 850-547-9414 Fax: 850-638-4601 Arrests ..................... A5 Sports ..................... A13 School News .............. B3 Obituaries ................ B5 Classifieds ................ B8 @WCN_HCT ¢ TIME TO SPRING AHEADRemember to spring forward Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m. DOWN HOME STREET FESTEvent is SaturdayWARRIOR WALKCommunity to Support Vets Wednesday, March 7, 2018 imes A dvertiser HOLMES COUNTY T By Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUNTIES „ Holmes County School Board held a round table workshop Thursday evening with mem-bers of law enforcement, administrators and other county officials to discuss safety and security concerns in the school district.Some security measures the School Board has already implemented include: limit-ing access points for entry to schools and the district office, conducting monthly emergency drills with a new emphasis on lockdown situ-ations, training all employees on how to respond to an active shooter scenario, and mounting security cameras in hallways, common areas and parking lots.School districts add securityStaff ReportHolmes County native Brandon Newsom has announced his candidacy for Holmes Countys Dis-trict 1 Board of Commissioners seat.Newsom, a 2003 graduate of Ponce de Leon High School, earned his certifica-tion in Basic Electricity from Tennessee Community Col-lege and began working for Walton Construction Ser-vices shortly after high school graduation. While at Walton Construc-tion Services, Newsom was rapidly promoted to crew foreman before accepting a position at Mastec Inc.Newsom announces run for Dist. 1 seatBy Jacqueline BostickTimes-Advertiser 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comBONIFAY „ At an emergency meeting Thursday, Doctors Memorial Hospital officials and officials from a number of agencies across the county addressed procedures they will take in the matter of school bus accidents. The meeting comes just three days after 30 students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries resulting from a school bus accident on Steverson Road.We wanted to see if there was anything we could do to improve on what we were doing,Ž said DMH Adminis-trator JoAnn Baker. We felt like (the meeting) would pull everybody together to see if anybody couldve done any-thing to improve on what we were doing.ŽAgencies review bus accident responseBy Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comHOLMES COUNTY … Holmes County officials have cut nearly $8.5 million in production costs across a number of FEMA-funded projects. The savings will be put toward paving county additional roads.One year after receiving the first $5 million install-ment of the $21.29 million in FEMA funds, Holmes County has completed 27 of 55 project worksheets that will lead to the paving of 30 miles of roads in the county. By using county employees to do in-kind work, the county has saved $8,326,686.77, according to FEMA Coordinator Joey Marsh.The 27 project worksheets projected costs totaled $12,598,313.61, but by using county employ-ees, the total cost ended at $4,271,626.84.By doing in kind work we took having a contrac-tor do the entire job out of the equation,Ž said Marsh. We are able to save the county money to put towards the alternative County cuts $8.5M in project costsRequests next $5M from FEMASee SCHOOLS, A2 See NEWSOM, A7Newsom See DMH, A2 By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBONIFAY … Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved a measure to re-bid the wid-ening and resurfacing project on Highway 181-C when they met in regular session Feb. 27.Florida Department of Transportation requested the county advertise for a rebid on the project after the scope of work changed on the length of the project. The work scope changedfrom having all five miles of the widening and resurfacing completed to havingthree miles completed to Mount Zion Road.The second bidder, Ander-son Columbia, was rejected by the state which led to the rebid. Project cost was estimated at $1.78 millionwith FDOT awarding $1,417,349.The countys initial request for the difference of $359,000 from the state was denied. The board approved the Hwy 181C to go out for re-bidSee BOCC, A2Staff ReportJacqueline Bostick has been named interim editor of Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Bostick will step into the role upon the March 9 departure of current editor, Carol Kent Wyatt, who is leav-ing the role to pursue new opportunities.Carol Wyatt has done a great job as editor of the News and Times-Advertiser, and were truly going to miss her as she chooses to pursue other opportunities,Ž said News and Times-Advertiser Publisher Nicole Barefield. She cares about our communities, and it showed in her coverage and commit-ment to accurate, truthful and enterprising reporting, even in tough situations.Ž Barefield assures Bostick will continue on in that spirit.I know well get the same commitment from Interim Editor Jacqueline Bostick, whos already done an excellent job reporting for Bostick named interim editorBy Carol Wyatt Times-AdvertiserBONIFAY „ Jimmy Best of Bonifay says hes blessed to be aliveŽ „ and that he owes his life to some heroic private citi-zens and first responders.Best was spending New Years Day with his wife and two toddler grandchildren at the couples State Road 177 residence in Holmes County when a fire began in the ceiling of the homes den.As the blaze began to spread throughout the True HeroesSee UPDATE, A2Bonifay man thanks the men who saved his life Bostick See BOSTICK, A10 See BEST, A10Bonifay resident Jimmy Best stands in front of the burned-out remains of his former home, located at 2174 SR 177. Best says he is grateful to the emergency responders and three private citizens who saved his life. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMES-ADVERTISER]


** A2 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserWhile all of these ideas are quick fixes, the school board is looking to make long term changes in secu-rity areas for all schools in the district. With Gov. Rick Scott introducing legislation on school security and requesting $500 million funding to aid school dis-tricts in the endeavor, the costs could end up being too high for smaller dis-tricts to maintain.Superintendent Terry Mears urged all involved in the discussion to be mind-ful of that fact.Any program we may implement, we will need to make sure we can sustain it should funding be cut off down the road,Ž Mears said.Holmes County Sheriff John Tate echoed that sentiment when speaking about adding more school resource officers to each school.While the deputys salary may only be $30,000, we still have to pay insurance and retirement which ends up costing around $75,000 per employee,  Tate said. We want to make sure that the state doesnt decide to cut funding down the road where we will have to absorb the costs on an already tight budget.ŽThe main safety precaution to be taken immediately and on the top of everyones list is locking all doors that pro-vide access to the interior of the schools.School Board Attorney Owen Powell spoke about putting together a policy and procedure concerning locking doors and repercussions for failing to do so. The board is expected to further discuss this matter before making any final decisions.Mental health was one topic that was touched on during the special workshop;School Board member Rusty Williams spoke of it being the key to helping keep students safe.Limiting access to campuses is great, but identifying any mental health issues is key in safe-guarding our students,Ž Williams said.Tate offered to walk through campuses with administrators to help identify any weaknesses in security and to offer ideas to help improve overall security of the campuses. Safeguarding playgrounds was also discussed. Plans to have fences put up around school cam-puses and playgrounds are being made by each school, with Poplar Springs having a nine-foot fence around the schools perimeter completed next week. Each school is using their own budgets to fund the fencing at their respective schools.Everyone involved in the discussion agreed that the safety and security of the students is of the utmost importance and that all the entities will have to work together to do the most good.More discussion is expected to take place when final state legislation is voted on to be able to set a more concrete plan in place.Schools districts are adding security measures across campuses in the wake of the Feb. 14 shoot-ing massacre that claimed 17 lives on a high school campus in Parkland.We continue to have security on campus,Ž said Washington County School Board Superinten-dent Joseph Taylor. The main thing is awareness and being aware.ŽDistrict officials said most of the schools in the district have conducted active shooter drills „ something that is regu-larly done; however, more pertinent in light of the Marjory Stoneman Doug-las High School shooting.At a Washington County Board of County Commissioners special meeting held Friday morning, commissioners approved $80,000 for SRO funding, which will come out of the utility franchise fee monies. The approval became effective immediately and the SROs reported for duty at school campuses Monday.The board finds it very important and under-stands that school safety is top priority in Washington County,Ž said Washington County Board of Commis-sioners Chairman Tray Hawkins. Our goal as a county and as the com-mission is to ensure public safety.ŽHawkins noted county funding of SROs is unusual,Ž however, since the board is confident in Washington County Sheriffs Office and Sheriff Kevin Crews commitment to keeping schools safe.We want to assure every parent when their child leaves their home in the morning, their child will return happy, healthy and well-educated,Ž he added. SCHOOLSFrom Page A1A video of the students a rrival played in the conference room at DMH Thursday morning. It showed young children swathed in blankets exit-ing a school bus that had transported them from a residents home near the accident, to the hospital. Officials from various agencies demonstrated a warm, calm reception to the students „ many of whom appeared to be calm.When we arrived at the hospital, Doctors Memo-rial Hospital staff was waiting,Ž said Holmes County School Board Transportation Direc-tor Jalisa Brannon, who is also the human resources director at the district. They tended to our kids as if they were their own. So, I commend everyone involved for everything they did.ŽWhile officials praised the teamwork demonstrated across the county and city agencies involved „ many saying it turned out to be a best caseŽ scenario „ it was generally agreed that communica-tion should be improved.Holmes County Super-intendent Terry Mears pointed out tower signal was unreliable, making it difficult to locate the scene and communicate with other agencies. He said he was without service from the time he initially got the call to arriving on scene.As most of you know, we can talk to the moon, but we cant talk across Holmes County on our cellphones,Ž Mears said. So that was a long trip not knowing (more infor-mation about what was happening). And then I was calling and sometimes I could talk and sometimes I couldnt.ŽHe requested a two-way radio scanner from the sheriffs office.Locating the bus was also frustrating for Bonifay Fire and Rescue officials. Assistant Fire Chief Travis Cook said dispatch told him Steverson Road and Hwy 79, however there are like threeŽ roads of the same name. He noted the issue may need to be brought to the attention of the Holmes County Board of Commissioners.Emergency personnel also noted with only two ambulances available, other counties sent their ambulances when notified of the accident. The shortage of vehicles is what prompted the use of a school bus to transport the students to the hospital.And, according to Brannon, the bus had GPS capability, however, because she was called to the scene prior to arriving at the office, she did not have access to view exactly where the bus was located. Unsure, she had to trail officials from another agency to the scene.Despite being unable to immediately pinpoint the location, agencies arrived on scene within minutes of the accident being called in, and successfully got a head count and list of the students, preliminarily evaluated them for inju-ries, escorted them out of the rain to a home in the area, and loaded them on a new bus to be transported to the hospital.They arrived to DMH by 8 a.m. with only minor injuries reported. All students, Mears said, attended school the next day.Florida Highway Patrol charged school bus driver Amanda Stephens with driving too fast for road conditions. She is currently suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal investiga-tion. The case is currently still under investigation, officials said.School district and other officials at the meeting felt Stephens demonstrated necessary precautions while driving students to school that morning.We are currently investigating that, but we do have her bus video and she was driving well under the posted speed for the dirt road „ even for those road conditions,Ž Brannon said.I know that bus only slid 30 feet,Ž Mears said, noting he took pictures of the scene. I want to thank that driver for fighting that bus. She did a really good job at fighting that bus and keeping it from being worse trouble than it was.ŽMears also noted two high school students helped Stephens control the situation by assisting the younger students out the exit at the back of the bus and will be recognized with certificates. DMHFrom Page A1 application for Small County Road Assistance Project grant for Highway 181 to be submitted by Melvin Engineering. The total cost estimate to complete the job is $1.6 million.Commissioners also approved a request for quotes to be advertised for wireless internet pro-viders to help bring better internet service to county residents.Once quotes are received, the board is expected to vote on a provider when the bids come in.The Tourist Development Council was given the approval to hire a part time office employee for the TDC. The annual cap salary of the person is set at $10,000 to be paid out of bed tax monies.In other items, Olivia Miller was hired as the Shop Foreman for the road department at $16.39 hourly. Miller was previously hired as a full-time temporary employee for ongoing FEMA projects in the county.Holmes County Board of County Commission-ers will meet again in regular session at 9 a.m. on March 13. BOCCFrom Page A1procedures that way.ŽThose savings will be put toward paving the roads when the county enters the alternative procedures portion of the project. Initially, the plan was to chip-seal the roads; how-ever, officials said, that particular course does not hold up well and will most likely have to be redone in a couple of years.The county received thefunding under a the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures (PAAP). Historically, FEMA had disbursed funds to repair roads back to their preexisting condition fol-lowing a declared disaster. In 2013, former President Barak Obama authorized alternative procedures of rendering public assistance after a disaster.The goals for alternative procedures are to reduce the cost to provide funds, increase flexibility for administration, expedite disbursement and provide incentives for timely com-pletion of projects covered by federal funds.The county is hoping to be able to pave 30-50 miles ofcounty roadsto avoid having to go back and repave the roads, officials said.The amount of miles is contingent on the cost of each road individually. Chip-sealing will be an alternative in the scope of work applications, but as a last resort.Marsh believes if the county is going to put forth that type of cost, it should be done the right way to begin with.If we are going to fix the roads, we need to pave them and be done,Ž said Marsh. If we do it right the first time, then we will save the county money in the long run.ŽAn application has been submitted to request the next $5 million installment along with a request to begin the alternative pro-cedures in August. Should FEMA deny the request for the procedures to begin in August 2018, the start date is set for August 2019.County FEMA Coordinator Joey Marsh is confident the project will be completed on sched-ule as the project is ahead of his projected schedule given to the Board of County Commissioners last year. UPDATEFrom Page A1


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** A4 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserOPINION 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 Times-Advertiser is published on Wednesdays by GateHouse Media LLC at 112 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425. Periodicals postage paid at Bonifay, Florida. Copyright Notice: The entire contents of the Holmes County Times-Advertiser 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: Holmes County Times-Advertiser P.O. Box 67, Bonifay, FL 32425 USPS 004-341 SUBSCRIPTION RATES In county Out of county 13 weeks: $13.30 $17.70 26 weeks: $19.90 $26.50 52 weeks: $32.00 $43.00 Home delivery subscribers may be charged a higher rate for holiday editions. CONTACT US Publisher: Nicole Bare“ eld nbare“ Editor: Carol Kent Wyatt cwyatt@chipley, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, clamb@ Circulation Customer Service: 1-850-522-5197 Copyright 2018, GateHouse Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. imes A dvertiser HOLMES COUNTY T PUBLISHER Nicole P. Bare“ eld EDITOR Carol Kent Wyatt PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Each d ay, it seems, we look more foolish and further drag our nation down as we swirl about the tortured controversy over how the Russians meddled in the 2016 election. Last week Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told a Senate panel that neither President Trump nor Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had ordered any counter strikes against the Russians for their actions two years ago. Rogers also predicted this activity would continue in the 2018 election if we didnt change the dynamic.Ž Senate Democrats pounced, blasting Trump for not going after President Vladimir Putin or his minions. Rogers spoke more than week after Special Counsel Robert Mueller secured indictments against 13 Russian operatives for running a troll farm practicing information warfareŽ through malignant tweets and laughable Facebook ads. The instigation initially targeted Hillary Clinton, but after the election sought to further divide Trump supporters and critics. Two weeks before his latest testimony, Rogers was among U.S. intelligence officials, including Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who affirmed to another Senate committee that Russia had attempted through cyber means to dupe American voters in 2016. Left unchecked, Russia again would attempt to exploit our political fissures,Ž as Coats put it, in this years elections. Before any of that happened, though, NBC News, quoting Jeanette Manfra, head of cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), reported that Russia had successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 election.Ž Manfra referenced 21 states known to have been targeted, including Florida. The Tampa Bay Times asked the Florida Department of State, which oversees elections, if Florida was among those that had been breached. The department acknowledged it was targeted but not hacked. After Rogers testimony on Tuesday, NBC returned with a report that Florida was indeed one of seven states whose websites or voter registration systems were compromised by Russian-backed covert operatives prior to the 2016 election.Ž This time, NBC noted the intelligence community had not told the states in question. Yet three weeks earlier, Sarah Revell, spokeswoman for the Department of State, told the Times the DHS had warned state officials that Floridas voting system was probed. But, she added, the attack was in not in any way successful.Ž When NBC revisited the issue last week, the Department of State reiterated to the network its reply to the Times. To this day,Ž NBC reported, six of the seven states deny they were breached, based on their own cyber investigations.Ž Illinois, which was one of the seven, is the only state to confirm its voter rolls were accessed, yet not altered. Its a discrepancy,Ž NBC continued,Ž that underscores how unprepared some experts think America is for the next wave of Russian interference. ...Ž A version of this editorial first appeared in The Ledger, a sister paper with Gatehouse Media.Time to act on Russian subterfuge Dear Editor, My wife just made me aware of your pending departure from the Washington County News. First, I ask that you reconsider and not leave. Since the likelihood of that happening is not too great, let me use this letter as an opportunity to say, THANK YOUŽ. Thank you for keeping our paper as local as possible during times of mergers, acquisitions, and changes of corporate policies. THANK YOU for what FOX News says calls, Fair & BalancedŽ reporting. THANK YOU for reporting and leaving the editorializing of local new alone. THANK YOU for covering the meetings of our municipalities and Wausau in particular. THANK YOU for covering our work before I retired. And THANK YOU for the courage and faith you have shown our community during times of personal tragedies. I am sure WCN recognizes its loss. May God bless your future.Roger D. Hagan Wausau Town MayorEditors Note: March 9 will be my last day serving as Editor of Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Jacqueline Bostick will step in as Interim Editor at that time. Thank you all for allowing me to serve these wonderful communities for the past four years. Carol Kent WyattLETTER TO THE EDITORThis week, I will bid farewell to the field of journalism as I depart from my role as Editor of Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on March 9. Before I leave, I would like to share what I believe to be the most important lesson I have learned through the years: Be an encourager. Encourage others. Encourage yourself. I first ventured into journalism in 1992 as an unpaid student reporter for the Washington County News. At that time, Maurice (Moe) Pujol was Publisher; Jan Morris was Managing Editor, and Cameron Everett was Production Supervisor a role Cameron still serves in today, for the News, as well as for Holmes County Times-Advertiser. To a 16-year-old high school junior whose time was spent journaling her insightfulŽ world views, the idea of writing for an honest-to-goodness, real newspaper was the paragon of achievement. Soon, there it was, on page 3A of the October 15, 1992 edition right above the school lunch menu: my very first article.Ž Re-reading it now, more than 25 years later, I cringe with embarrassment at my youthful earnestness. However, as I cringe, I also remember that in that moment, even though I was writing a very basic school news item, teenage me thought I was embarking on a path that would change the world. This memory serves as a reminder that 42-year-old me should not discount those little goals for they were once a very big deal and helped me reach the larger goals along the way. More importantly, I am reminded to pay closer attention to the smallŽ goals of others, especially my children. After all, the games my son creates on the user-generated gaming platform, RobloxŽ could one day become a jumping platform to a career in software development. Instead of inwardly groaning when he begins yet another sentence with, This week I made a game thatƒ,Ž I should take note and encourage him to keep going. Its a cycle, you see. The person you encourage today will remember the way it felt to have someone recognize their potential and urge them to harness it, regardless of setbacks encountered along the way. In turn, the encouraged will likely become the encourager, seizing the significance of the impact you made to inspire them to make a similar impact for another. I find this true as I reflect on my days as an aspiring reporter, first encouraged by my parents and former editor Jan Morris and later by my Senior Honors English teacher, Carol Coleman Schimpf and the first publisher to see that somethingŽ in me, Robert M. Williams of Georgia-based newspaper group, SouthFire. With them in mind, I was able to reach out to my first two high school interns, Kelly (Vickers) McGuire and Andrea Heflin, while serving in my first Editor position with The Alma Times in Alma, Georgia. Most recently, readers have enjoyed the work of Madison Jones of Bethlehem High School who has the encouragement of BHS teacher Carrie Hayford and Amber Knight and Nicole Donaldson of Ponce de Leon High School who have encouragement from PDLHS coach and teacher Laurie Tinsley. While its hard to say where the future will lead these young ladies, I like to imagine they will one day look fondly back on these amazing teachers and the eccentric, middle-aged editor who helped published their first bylines and draw on those memories to encourage the next generation. At the risk of this sounding like an acceptance speech better suited to the recent 90th installment of the Academy Awards, I am blessed with the problem of not having adequate time or words to thank all my encouragers; however, Iwould be remiss not to mention these last few: First, tothe residents of Holmes and Washington Counties: You welcomed me home with open arms and then made me better at serving by giving valued and honest feedback on what I was doing right, as well as where I needed to improve. Next, I need to express my appreciation for retired Roulhac Middle School English Arts teacher, Dee Bowen, who will forever be my kindred spirit.Ž She helped me fall in love with literature by introducing me to Anne of Green GablesŽ and engaging me in long conversations aboutthat and other works.Not long ago, she stopped by the office to tell me I had made her proud. On days I wanted to give up, I truly thought about this beloved teacher and her unwavering belief in my abilities. As my career blossomed, my children and husband, Shane, understood that I was doing what I enjoyed while serving the communities that I loved and as a result, forgave me for missed family events and night and weekend phrases like, I promise, we will celebrate laterŽ and Just let me make one more call.Ž My most recent encouragers are found in the colleagues I leave behind, with the little things they do playing a large role in any success I found: Publisher Nicole Barefield encouraged me both professionally and personally during the toughest struggles; Office Manager Brenda Taylor patiently tolerated my random, often comedic monologues; News Clerk Cathrine Lamb, learned to speak fluent Carol when I became so absent minded that I couldnt remember the word for things like pencilŽ; Advertising Rep Famie Bush gave helpful reminders and allowed me to be the voice of unreasonŽ more than once; Production Supervisor Cameron Everett made the best coffee and always had a cheerful greeting, and my beloved Panama City News Herald Digital Goddess,Ž Kristy Smith never hesitated to help answer my endless questions. And finally, I must acknowledge the best community newsroom team Ive ever known, Reporter Jacqueline Bostick who has been named Interim Editor and Reporter Diane Robinson. They havebeen encouragers of each other, myself, and the community we all love. While I know theythink Ive handed out some tough assignments in the past, the last truly tough one is something Ive given to myself and saying goodbye is one tough assignment. In closing, thank you, Holmes and Washington Counties. Ill see you around.Parting words: Be an encourager Wyatt will be missed C a r o l K e n t W y a t t Carol Kent WyattMy “ rst news itemŽ appeared in the October 15, 1992, edition of the Washington County News. Note the important placement above the school lunch menu.


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 A5 LOCAL & STATEThis report is provided by the H olmes County Sheriffs Office. Arrests in this weeks report were made by officers from the Bonifay Police Department and the Holmes County Sheriffs Office. All defendants are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Feb. 23 … March 2€ Anthony George Allen, 51, Cocoa, VOP on petit theft John Backhoff, 21, no charges listed € Nicholas Ryan Baugher, 29, Bonifay, vehicle theft grand third degree € Ira Flynn Brown, 47, Bonifay, in for court € Patrick Burgess, 40, Westville, disorderly conduct affray € Sandy Anne Cook, 38, Ponce de Leon, no charges listed € Larry Culbreth, 51, Graceville, VOP on DWLSR felony € Adriana Day, 18, Bonifay, no charges listed € Megan Fussell, 26, DeFuniak Springs, possession of controlled substance cocaine, possession of marijuana under 20 grams € J.W. Garner, 23, Bonifay, reckless driving € Donald Ray Gibson, 41, Bonifay, nonmoving traf“ c DWLSR second offense, narcotic equipment possession and or use, drug possession meth € Jerrald Thomas King, 20, Ponce de Leon, narcotic equipment possession and or use, possession of controlled substance without prescription includes marijuana € Amber Heather Montoya, 30, Santa Fe, New Mexico, VOP county petit theft € David J. Peterson, 59, Westville, out of county € Brittney Nichole Phillips, 25, Bonifay, possession of meth, drug equipment possession, resist of“ cer without violence, escape, probation violation Joseph Reed Stalnaker, 19, Geneva, Alabama, failure to appear on no valid drivers license € Jeremy Troy, 32, DeFuniak Springs, traf“ cking controlled substance meth, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of controlled substance heroin € Travis Williams, 33, DeFuniak Springs, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of controlled substance cocaineHOLMES COUNTY ARREST REPORTStaff ReportBONIFAY „ At approximately 9:15p.m., Saturday, March 3, the Bonifay Police Department executed a search warrant on room number 335 of the Economy Lodge, located at 114 West Highway 90 in Bonifay. Officers located suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, electronic scales and other miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. The sole occupant of the motel room was identified as William Guy Mavity, a white male, 59 yearsof-age and formerly from Seminole County, a police report states.Mavity was arrested and taken to the county jail to await first appearance.Mavity has been charged with possession of a controlled sub-stance (methamphetamine), the manufacture of drug para-phernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams), a police report states.Chief Chris Wells would like to thank the parties respon-sible for making this case come to completion. This has been an on-going investigation for several days and has consumed numerous man hours leading up to the execution of the search warrant. If anyone has informa-tion concerning drug activity or any other criminal offense, please do not hesitate to call the Bonifay Police Department at 850-547-3661 or Crime Stoppers of Holmes County at 1-866-689-TIPS (8477).Search warrant leads to arrestMavity By Staff ReportHOLMES COUNTY „One man is behind bars after Holmes County Sheriffs Office received a call concerning a suspicious person on February 28.According to reports, a resident called in to report a suspicious person in the area of Roping Road and Highway 2. Deputies made contact with a white male l ater iden-tified as Donald Gibson as he rode a four-wheeler along the shoulder of the road.After running a license check, it was determined that Gibsons license was suspended.While speaking with Gibson, the de puty observed a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine where the four-wheeler was parked.A search of the vehicle was conducted and found a small plastic baggie containing methamphetamine.Gibson was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and pos-session of paraphernalia.Suspicious person leads to meth arrestBy Staff ReportBONIFAY „ After receiving information that an individual from DeFuniak Springs was coming to Bonifay to distrib-ute methamphetamine on February 28, Holmes County Sheriffs office set up an undercover sting operation to apprehend the suspects.Investigators staged at an undisclosed location in Bonifay and awaited their arrival. According to reports, when the subjects arrived, two stayed in the car and one entered the building and was taken down.The suspect was identified as Jeremy Troy, of Defuniak Springs.Investigators found approximately one ounce of methamphetamine and a small amount of heroin from Troys person.Additional investigators converged on the car, boxed it in and were able to take the occupants of the car into custody.The driver of the car was identified as Travis Williams and front seat passenger was identified as Megan Fussell, both of DeFuniak Springs.Investigators conducted a search of the vehicle and located a half ounce of powder cocaine, 12 grams of crack cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and over $2,000 in cash.Troy has been charged with trafficking in metham-phetamine, and possession of heroin. Williams and Fussell were both charged possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and pos-session of marijuana.HCSO arrests three on drug chargesGibson


** A6 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser LOCAL & STATEBy Staff ReportBONIFAY „ The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce will host the DownHome Street Fest on March 17.The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Bonifay. The free event will feature an assortment of vendors and entertainment.At the event, Bonifay Fire and Rescue will host its annual car show, as well.Other entertainment includes selections from by local country artist Chad Hemanes at 12:15 p.m.and selections by Bonifay K-8 choirminutes prior to Hemanes performance. At1 p.m. middle school students from Bonifay K-8 will perform a scene from the play Annie Jr.,Žwhich is set to be performed at the school nightly at 6 p.m. on March 15-17.For more information about the DownHome Street Fest, contact the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce at 850-547-6155DownHome Street Fest set for March 17By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comNOMA „ At a Monday meeting, Noma Town Coun-cil discusses town elections. Elections for seats two and five on the Noma Town Council will be up for re-election on March 27.The seats are currently held by Donna Dixon and James Hayes, both are two year terms. Qualifying is currently underway and will end on Friday, March 9.Approval to submit an application for FDOTs Small County Road Assistance Pro-gram (SCRAP) was granted when Noma Town Council met in regular session March 5. The town is hoping to get Main Street re-paved with the grant.Noma Town Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on April 3.Noma sets election datesBy Jacqueline BostickThe News 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comTALLAHASSEE „ Vernon resident Patrick Watkins was one of hundreds of individuals who observed a moment of silence at the state Capitol on Sunday to remember the far-too-many lives lost to mass shootings.Ironically, the occasion was a gun rights rally. Gun rights advocates across the state descended at the Capitol to remind leg-islators that the Second Amendment is a Consti-tutional right, and to seek solutions to gun violence that dont infringe on that right.Watkins attended the rally with his wife and friends. He emphasized that attendees were non-militant.At our rally, we had a moment of silence for everyone who has ever died in a mass shooting; so, its not that were insensitive to mass shootings,Ž Wat-kins said. We believe that things need to be done. But we dont believe that our gun rights should be stripped because mad men choose to shoot people.ŽThis weekend, the state senate passed „ then reversed „ its decision on Senate Bill 7026, a $400 mil-lion public safety package, and said to be first-of-its-kind. By Monday, in a narrow 20-18 vote, legislators passed the bill, which calls for the development of a school marshal program that allows some teachers to be armed. Along with prohibiting adju-dicated mentally ill persons from obtaining firearms, it also raises the minimum age for buying guns from 18 to 21 and imposes a three-day waiting period for all gun purchases.Senator George Gainer (R-Niceville) voted for the bill when it was at appropri-ations. However, he voted against the amendment that would ban the sale of AR-15s „ the one used in the Parkland shooting that claimed 14 student and three adult lives on Valentines Day. And he voted against any amend-ments that involved banning the sale of guns, including that of sales to buyers under 21 years of age.Senator Gainer was not available at the time of press for comment. The House has yet to make its own ver-sion of the bill. Although he reflected on legislation that crept its way into law under the shock of previous mass and tragic shootings „ such as the now ended 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (named for James Brady who attempted to assassinate former President Ronald Reagan in 1981) that imposed federal background checks and a five-day waiting period on gun sales „ Watkins said he feels as though the rally was effective and legislators are acknowledg-ing their voice.It got a little bit of nati onal news coverage,Ž Watkins said. But its not only rallies that will bring atten-tion. People have to step up and make phone calls to their representatives; they have to be active.Ž As an area native, he was raised with guns, receiving his first gun from his grand-father at the 13 years old. Also, he was taught about the Second Amendment.To me, all freedoms are protected by the Second Amendment,Ž he said. Every time there is one of these shootings, the big push is gun control; nobody talks about these shootings happen in gun-free zones,Ž he said.But at the Capitol on Sunday, plenty of people had guns and the rally was peaceful.The Capitol police did a wonderful job, they were very receptive to us,Ž Watkins said. Were not like a militant group of people „ were Americans, we love law enforcement and we love our elected officials that are doing the right thing.ŽAt the end of the national conversation on gun rights vs. public safety, Watkins said its a matter of protect-ing Constitutional rights.We would like to stop seeing the attempted infringements that we have been seeing,Ž he said.Locals attend gun rights rally, voices heard A child holds a poster during the pro-gun rights rally held in Tallahassee on Sunday. [SPECIAL TO WCN] From the Office of Congressman Neal DunnWASHINGTON, DC … Dr. Neal Dunn (FL-02) has announced he is hosting a United States Military Service Academy Day for students in Floridas Second Congressional District. Infor-mational sessions will be held in Columbia, Leon, and Bay counties on March 10th.High school and eighth grade students who are interested in attending a ser-vice academy are invited to come, along with their parents No RSVP is required.The informational session for our region well be held Sat-urday, March 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bland Confer-ence Center at Florida State University-Panama City on Collegiate Drive. For more information please contact Craig Deatherage at or call 850-891-8610.Dunn announces Academy Day, holds info session


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 A7This is a reprint from a 2004 article. First I wonder how many caught my error last weeks column. I miss my sister Minnie who was an excellent proofreader. Daughter Cindy is also a good one, but she isnt available either. I am sure Mabel Harris, Diane Smith or Dot Galloway noticed that I used ring when I meant wring. We would never have rung a chickens neck unless we had been playing a game of ring toss. Actually there were such things as chicken rings, plastic devices placed on the chickens legs for identification, but never having seen them used, I dont know what the different colors signified. I was trying to say that my grandmother taught me to wring a chickens neck for the purpose of killing it for butchering, an abhorrent idea to many young people today. But someone had to wring a chickens neck if we wanted fried chicken for Sunday dinner. The proper way, if you are interested, is to get a good tight grip pretty close to where the head joins the neck, give it a swift jerk as you flip the body around. Dont just swing it around or when you turn it loose, it will get up and run off. You must feel the neck snap. Thinking about the use of wrung got me thinking about the Holmes/ Washington County idiolect and some of the words we grew up with that we dont hear much any more. Some of those words we think are due to ignorance or lack of education, but keep in mind that our area is a pioneer area which developed late in American history and our ancestors are closer to the old countries from which we originated. For example iagŽ for egg is actually and old English pronunciation. Our neighbors had iags or iag gravy for breakfast which they had et by the time they came over to our house. Et also an old English verb form of aiaten. (dont remember the spelling.) The mother also had a lot of liag pain. A high school classmates brother often hope her with an assignment. (from an old English verb holpen.Ž) Not long ago I ran into an acquaintance, Betty Statham, at the grocery store who told me she doesnt read my articles because she doesnt know any of the people I write about. Then she said I should write about the way people talk. She mentioned the word harricun that people use for hurricane. Well, I am sure I grew up saying harricun, but if anybody doesnt know how to pronounce hurricane nowadays, they have a transmission from ear to brain because we hear it on the T.V. so much. One word I am hearing on the T.V. is golf for gulf. I suppose that is an attempt not to sound southern. What is wrong with sounding southern? I few years ago new neighbors moved here from Chicago, Frank and Doris Kostrezewa and they were neighbors in every sense of the word. Their granddaughter, Misty, was about six. I said to her, So you are from Illinois?Ž She just stared at me and said, You said EElinoi.Ž Well we do pinch our vowels but people from their state do other things. They are bad to double their negatives, for example. My Canadian brotherin-law thinks it funny that we say something has gone„to-thebad when it is spoiled. But he Hoovers the BroadloomŽ instead of vacuuming the carpet. My mother always said Max has his shirt hindpart-before when he gets it backward. We also ride on the car which some outlandersŽ think is funny. This saying probably comes from travelling by mule or horse and wagon, or possibly on the body of a pick-up truck. One friend thought it funny how a store clerk would reply when asked for a product they did not carry, We sure dont.Ž Sure is often used as positive instead of yes. We call them Yankees,Ž people who talk like that. We southerners just use it as an apologetic to soften the blow that we are unable to fulfill a need, a common courtesy. Another example of a southern pronunciation is tars for tires. One of my high school classmates moved to Bonifay for a time and his wife was not from around here.Ž She took her car to Panama City for some work to be done. She instructed the person at the dealership to get that tar off the car while they had it. When she returned to pick up the car, she said, You didnt get the tar off.Ž The repairman said, Maam, we looked at all the tars and we couldnt find a thing wrong with any of them.Ž Using the past participle form of verbs such as done, seen, and taken without the helping verb have, has or had is not a carryover from any old English verb forms as far as I know. My cousin the late Loriene Kosier used to say to reinforce the error of such usage, I aint never made but one grammatical error in my life. I seen it when I done it and I taken it back right then.Ž Such as this is cultural as well as ignorance. Like one professor at the University of Florida a classmate of my brother Perry,  Mr. Blank, it is easy to see that you come from a section of the country where good grammar is frowned upon.Ž Bear with us Betty. We may talk funny, but were pretty good folks. Harricun and other colloquialisms Hazel TisonBut its the experience Newsom gained while serving in public works departments that he says has most prepared him to serve the needs of Holmes County.He joined Alachua County Public Works in 2007, where his exper-tise was fully developed, allowing him to operate equipment of all sizes for road construction, worked with citizens to resolve road issues and was an integral part of the public works team that created road con-struction projects.In 2009, Newsom brought his experience as an employee of the Holmes County Public Works Department, working part-time while attending the Law Enforcement Officers Academy.In 2011, he was sworn in as a Walton County sheriffs deputy, where he served as a member of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and gained extensive experience working with citizens, conducting operations, and investi-gating crimes.Newsom states his ser-vice in law enforcement helped him gain insight into a different aspect of community needs as well.One idea Newsom hopes to bring to the board if elected is having the Board of County Commissioners host meetings in each of the countys municipalities.Its difficult for some-one who lives in Ponce de Leon, for example, to get off work and make it to a commissioner meet-ing in time to hear issues or express concerns,Ž said Newsom. Government should work to be accessible to all its constituents.Ž Newsom says this idea is part of his desire to make a difference and work with other county residents by drawing from a variety of both professional and per-sonal experiences.I have worked for county government, own a local business, and have children in the public school system. All of these experiences help me empathize with the struggles and issues we have here in Holmes County.ŽCurrently, Newsom runs his own business, U-Load Dumpsters, which services Holmes County and surround-ing areas.He is married to fellow Ponce de Leon graduate Autumn Rain Newsom, and they have three daughters: Lily, Olivia, and Ember. NEWSOMFrom Page A1 Its the experience Newsom gained while serving in public works departments that he says has most prepared him to serve the needs of Holmes County.


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 A9Carol Kent Wyatt The News and Times-AdvertiserHOLMES AND WASHING-TON COUNTIES „ When brothers of Troy Universitys Alpha Tau Omega fraternity travel to Panama City Beach for spring break this week-end, it wont be to party.In fact, by time they reached the beach Wednesday, spring break will be practically over.The Kappa Beta chapter will begin their trek Friday, March 9, from their campus in Troy, Alabama, to Panama City Beach to raise money for Jeep Sullivans Wounded War-rior Outdoor Adventures, the Bonifay-based charity that allows veterans to participate in hunting trips and other out-door experiences.Walk Hard has been a tradition of the fraternity for several years, passing through both Holmes and Washington County as they walk first along highways and byways from Troy through South Alabama, cross the Alabama-Florida line and end their six-day, 128.3-mile hike on the sands of Panama City Beachs Pier Park. This year, the fraternity will have a little extra support as they pass through Bonifay and Vernon.Diane Little has worked with other women from vari-ous Bonifay churches to help organize creature comforts for the young men as they pass through Bonifay March 11.The guys are coming Sunday night,Ž said Little. When they get to Bonifay, its the 70 mile mark and thats when, in the past, we have seen that their feet hurt very much, and theyre discour-aged and tempted to quit. Like our soldiers, they carry heavy backpacks on their walk. It truly is a hard walk, but its done in honor of our service men and women.ŽJeep Sullivan made arrangements for the walkers to spend the night on cots in the old Holmes County High School gym Sunday evening following meal provided by local residents and a program which will feature personal testimonies and prayers for the college students.We will ask the Lord to be with them and make the trek easier,Ž said Little. We know that they know it is going to hurt, but they continue doing it. We are so appreciative of what theyre doing.ŽAfter breakfast on Monday, the first walkers will continue their journey around 7 a.m., although they will not be walking in a group. Local veterans are invited to gather at a seating area that will be arranged at Sons Tires, located at 202 S. Waukesha Street. Signs sporting the ATO and Jeep Sullivan logos saying, We Support the Wounded Warrior WalkŽ will also be placed along the route in Holmes and Washington Counties to show support.As the young men enter Washington County, they will see more support from people like Family Nurse Practitioner, Dawn Frost of Vernon Family Health Center.Frost and others from the practice will also help feed the walkers, who are expected to spend the night in Vernon Monday, and show support by displaying signs and offering to help if needed.During one of my deploy-ments, I was in Germany, and we never knew what happened to any of our patients,Ž she said. Its just the way of war. Then, through fate „ and Jeep Sullivan „ I was able to once again meet one of the patients I took care of. Jeep does a really good job for our heroes, and supports them as much as possible. Im trilled that we can be part of the Wounded Warrior Walk.ŽWalk Hard 2018Community supports TSU e orts to honor veteransHikers from Troy Universitys chapter of Alpha Tau OMega t ravel through Holmes and Washington Counties in 2017 on their way to Panama City Beach to raise money for wounded warriors. [TROY UNIVERSITY PHOTO] If you would like your events included in this list, email information to: Baby BeesCHIPLEY „ The Washington County Public Library will host Baby Bees at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, Wednesday, April 11 and Wednesday, May 2. Baby Bees will be an hour of stories, music, sing-a-longs and activities designed just for baby. Each month will have a new theme. For more information call 850-638-1314. IFAS to present Pressure Canning BasicsCHIPLEY „ UF IFAS will host a Pressure Canning Basics class from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8 at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley. The class will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of pressure canning. Participants will learn how to properly fill jars, bring canners up to pressure, monitor during processing, caner cool-down and jar removal. There will also be a question and answer session and a discussion on canning meats. The cost of the class is $5 and includes course materials. Seating in limited and pre-registration is required. The Washington County Agriculture Center is located at 1424 Jackson Avenue (Highway 90) in Chipley. For more information or to register call the Washington County Extension Office at 850-638-6265 or the Holmes County Extension Office at 850-547-1108. STP to present On Golden Pond March 9-11CHIPLEY „ The Spanish Trail Playhouse will present the play On Golden PondŽ on Friday, March 9; Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. The play will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Spanish Trail Playhouse, located at 680 Second Street in Chipley (Historic Chipley High School). Tickets for this show are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 or older) and for military (with active or retired ID). Tickets are on sale and can now be purchased online at www.spanish Tickets can also be purchased at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Box Office, located at 680 Second Street. The office will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. Monday through Thursday. You can also still call 638-9113 to purchase tickets. The Playhouse now accepts credit card payments. Rose care basicsCHIPLEY „ The UF IFAS Extension Washington County will host a Spring Rose Care Basics workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10 at the Washington County Agriculture Center in Chipley. The cost of the workshop is $5 and refreshments will be served. Participants will learn how to use dormant sprays, prune and fertilize roses. There will be a hands-on pruning demonstration. The agriculture center is located at 1424 Jackson Avenue (Highway 90) in Chipley. Pre-registration is required for count. For more information or to register call Nikki or Cynthia at 850-638-6180 or email Matthew Orwat at AARP Smart Driver CourseCHIPLEY „ AARP representative Erich Beck will conduct the AARP Smart Driver Course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Washington County Council on Aging, 1348 South Blvd., Chipley. Participants will be updated regarding new traffic laws and rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and proven safety strategies. All participants receive a certificate to provide to their automobile insurer, possibly enabling them to receive a discount on their premiums, depending on their carriers guidelines. Preregister by calling Washington County Council on Aging, 850638-6216. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Regis-tration fees will be collected the day of the course. 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** A10 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser NATION & WORLDBy Jonathan Lemire and Catherine LuceyThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ They spent their first year in Wash-ington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive port-folios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the West Wing uncertain.Kushner, long the second-most powerful man in the West Wing, is under siege. President Donald Trumps son-in-law has lost influen-tial White House allies. He remains under the shadow of the Russia probe and has seen his business dealings come under renewed scrutiny. He has been stripped of his top security clearance, raising questions how he can successfully advance his ambitious agenda „ includ-ing achieving Mideast peace, a goal that has eluded presi-dents for generations.Kushners most powerful patron, the president himself, has wavered recently on whether his daughter and son-in-law belong in the White House anymore.A frustrated Trump has griped about the wave of bad headlines generated by probes into Kushners business dealings and the status of his security clearance, according to two people familiar with the presidents thinking but not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations. The president also has wondered aloud if the couple would be better off returning home to New York.At the same time, though, Trump has said he believes many of the attacks against Kushner are unfair and has lamented that the couple is going through such a turbu-lent time, according to the two people close to the situ-ation who spoke on condition of anonymity because they werent authorized to speak publicly about Trumps pri-vate comments.I think hes been treated very unfairly,Ž Trump said late last month. Hes a high-quality person.ŽKushners woes mushroomed in the past month, when accusations of spousal abuse emerged against White House staff secretary Rob Porter. Initially, the resulting firestorm „ including ques-tions about how Porter had interim clearance for topsecret information despite red flags in his background „ threatened to engulf Chief of Staff John Kelly, the retired Marine hired to bring order to Trumps chaotic West Wing.Kelly seemed to stabilize his own standing, in part by ordering a reform of the White House security clear-ance process. And among senior aides, that change fell the hardest on Kushner, who had been working with interim access to top-secret information. And he was doing that as investigators worked through his familys complicated real estate dealings and as special coun-sel Robert Mueller probes Russian connections to the Trump team.A week ago, Kushners security clearance level was downgraded, leaving White House aides to wonder just how many indignities Kushner and Ivanka Trump are willing to suffer. Even if recent events and revelations dont trigger a departure, they have demon-strated that the West Wing clout of Javanka,Ž as the couple is often referred to, is a far cry from what it once was.Since taking office last year, Kelly has prioritized creating formal lines of authority and decision-making. Kushner resisted efforts to formalize his role „ which early in the administration made him something of a shadow secretary of state „ and he has grown frustrated with the chief of staffs attempts to restrict the couples access to the president.The couple perceives Kellys crackdown on security clear-ances as a direct shot at them, according to White House aides and outside advisers. But one White House official disputed that account, suggesting that Kushner welcomed Kellys efforts to organize the West Wing, allowing him to more singu-larly focus on his portfolio.Kelly, in turn, has been angered by what he views as the couples freelancing. He blames them for changing Trumps mind at the last minute and questions what exactly they do all day, according to one White House official and an outside ally. Kushner prevailed in previous power struggles within the White House, including one against former chief strat-egist Steve Bannon, but allies of the president on the out-side openly cheered the power couples weakened position.Only a son-in-law could withstand this sort of exposure and not be fired,Ž said Jennifer Palmieri, former communications director for President Barack Obama. Kushners vulnerable and in an accelerated fall from grace. Even though his departure would leave Trump even more isolated, a decision could be made that its just not worth it for him to stay.ŽThose close to the couple insist the duo has no plans to leave Washington. But a soft landing spot has emerged if they choose to take it.At a senior staff meeting Wednesday, Kushner spoke about the 2020 campaign at Kellys behest, talking up the selection of Brad Parscale to run the campaign, according to an administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly about internal discussions. Kushner has a close relationship with Parscale, whom he recruited to work on the 2016 campaign.News of Parscales appoint-ment was first reported in the Drudge Report, a favored outlet of Kushners, in a move that was seen by some in the West Wing as an attempted reminder of Kushners clout just hours before his humbling security clearance downgrade became public.One veteran of the 2016 campaign suggested that there had always been a tentative plan for Kushner to resume a role on the re-election cam-paign but not this early in the presidents first term.Kushner, Ivankas fate uncertainIvanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attend a joint news conference with the president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, March 17 in the East Room of the White House in Washington. [ANDREW HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] White House roles reduced, in uence diminished for Trumps daughter, son-in-lawthe News and Times-Ad vertiser. Shes an experienced journalist who will bring into focus the issues, daily activi-ties and people who make Holmes and Washington counties so special. Work-ing alongside reporter Diane Robinson, Jacqueline will continue to provide strong, local news and feature coverage for our readers, and I encourage you to reach out to either with your questions or information we need to share.ŽBostick, who has served as a reporter for both papers since August 2017, received her first journalism experience with The Panama City News Herald.In 2014, Florida Press Club acknowledged Bosticks work at The News Herald with two second place awards in the categories of hard feature and health care.Bostick is a self proclaimed military bratŽ and avid trav-eler who aims to report news from all sides.Her love for traveling abroad has brought home her love for the nation and its democracy, which reflects in her insatiable desire to cover human interest stories.When away from the newsroom, Bostick enjoys any-thing local … restaurants, books by local authors, networking, and the beauty of the areas natural resources.Bostick is a graduate of Florida State University. Jacqueline Bostick may be reached by emailing: BOSTICKFrom Page A1home, Best stayed inside to look for one of his grand-daughters, not knowing that his wife, Terri, had already passed the child out of a window and into the waiting arms of Brandon Farmer, one of three private citizens who provided assistance.Best, who became unconscious due to severe smoke inhalation, said he doesnt recall much of what hap-pened next, only that the fire was first noticed by Holmes County EMT Brandon Justice as Justice was headed to work. Justice donned his gear and entered the home.Justice was able to drag Best onto the bed, which was beside a window. Farmer was then able to grab Best and pull him back through the window, with Farmers father-in-law, Roger Powell and another private citizen, Nick Wood, pulling on Farmer.Also giving notable assistance at the scene were Holmes County Sheriffs Deputies Justin Smith and Dustin Reed.Best, who was listed in crit-ical condition after receiving burns in his mouth, throat, and chest due to swallowing fire, was first transported by helicopter to a trauma center in Panama City and then to Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia.While in Augusta, doctors treated Best for burns to his corneas and used stem cells to treat burns on his face and armsHe was expected to stay at the burn center for two months but says he was able to return home with a grateful heart in just 19 days.Holmes County Sheriff John Tate recently honored all six men who helped save the Best family with commendations for their bravery.Through their actions, Smith and Reed embodied the spirit of the Holmes County Sheriffs Office,Ž said Tate. Were not just here to make arrests; we are here to serve and provide for the safety of our citizens. EMT Justice did what we often take for granted, just doing what our firefighters and EMTs do every day risk their lives for that of the people they serve. Finally, while Farmer, Powell, and Wood call themselves ordinary citizens, they behaved with extraordinary bravery and helped save a life. These are the kind of people who make up the fabric of Holmes County.ŽNone of the men responded for requests from Holmes County Times-Advertiser for comment something that Best says only reinforces his summation of the their character:If not for them, I wouldnt be here today,Ž he said. Theyre true heroes.ŽState Representative Brad Drake also recognized the men with a signed proclamation in their honor. BESTFrom Page A1 Pictured from left, Holmes County Sheriff John Tate recently awarded Justin Smith of HCSO, Brandon Justice of Bonifay Fire and Rescue, and Dustin Reed of HCSO with commendations for their acts of bravery in helping rescue the Best family on New Years Day. Not pictured but also recognized for their bravery in the rescue were private citizens Brandon Farmer, Nick Wood, and Roger Powell.[SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER] Farmer Powell


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** A12 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser COMMUNITYSpecial to the Times-AdvertiserHomer and Marylan Adkins of Bonifay have been sweet-hearts since 1951, and this year they celebrate 66 years of marriage. The length of the couples marital bliss is impressive, considering the average length of a marriage in the United States is between 8 and 12 years.Covenant Care is provid-ing hospice services for both Homer, who is now 91 and his wife. Members of his care team recently asked the couple to share their inspiring story and secrets for success.They first met as teenagers at Marylans sisters wedding, and their own marriage began seven years later when they eloped to Mississippi in 1952. Marylan was just 19 years old and Homer was 25. When asked how he felt about mar-rying a younger woman,Ž he replied, She was getting to be 19 and an old maid, so I had to snatch her up.ŽHomer had enlisted in the U.S. Army just two hours after World War II began, and he also served in the Navy during the Korean War. Later, with $40 in his wallet, he and Marylan moved into their first apartment. Homer worked at the local navy base as a secu-rity officer, which became his occupation for the next 32 years. After raising their four children, Marylan taught special needs children in the Bay County school system for 13 years. In 2006, the couple returned to Bonifay to live at the farm where Homers family were sharecroppers.In describing their years together, the couple says they, Celebrate the joys and come together in our sorrows.Ž Their advice to other couples is to keep God in the center and dont go to bed mad.Ž They also advise being frugal in financial mat-ters, saying, Dont go into debt too deep. Its fun to work together and to work hard to get the things you want.Ž The couple didnt buy new cars or a new house and were content with what they had.Our needs were always met,Ž they said.Bonifay couple celebrates 66 years together Young Irelanders to Perform at ChipolaMARIANNA „ The Chipola Artist Series presents The Young Irelanders, Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Prough Center for the Arts. The Young Irelanders is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. Between them, they have per-formed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, US Presi-dents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan and more. They also have performed at Radio City Music Hall. Dont miss the chance to enjoy Irelands traditions of music, song and dance in the hands of some of the worlds most talented young performers. More Tickets„$25 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employ-ees. For more information, call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 850-718-2420 or visit Chipola to host College Transfer DayMARIANNA „ Chipola Stu-dent Support Services (SSS) will host the annual College Transfer Day from 8:45 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 14, on the lawn of the Social Sciences build-ing. The event will be moved to the Cafeteria for inclement weather. Chipola students will be able to meet with university recruiters from 15 regional universities across the Southeast to explore transfer admission requirements and scholarship opportunities. Bonifay K-8 to present Annie Jr.Bonifay „ Rehearsals are now underway for the Bonifay K-8 spring musical, Annie Jr.Ž The sunnyŽ cast will feature the tal-ents of Kinsley Cook as Annie, Jevin Johnson as Oliver Warbucks, Emma Prince as Miss Hannigan, and Faith Bush as Grace Farrell. The hard-knock orphans include Alyonna Brewer (Molly), Katelyn Jones (Pepper), Casey Johnson (July), Hailee Brown (Kate), Macy Bowen (Duffy), and Gabi Steverson (Tessie). Rooster Hannigan will be played by Cade Foxworth and Lily St. Regis will be portrayed by Railee Oost. With a multitude of talent from all grade levels, this is one show you wont want to miss-bet your bottom dollar. Annie Jr.Ž will be presented to the public on March 15-17 at 6 PM nightly. Admission is $5 each and will be available at the door. For questions or infor-mation, contact Jill Cook at BK8 by phone (850-547-3631) or email ( Table Games with the Graceville Garden ClubGRACEVILLE „ The Gracev-ille Garden Club will host a table games fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Graceville Civic Center. There is a $10 donation per person required. Reservations only; no walk-ins. Refreshment will be served, and there will be door prizes. Games will include Mexican Dominions, Hand & Foot Canasta, Bridge, Bunco, and more upon request. Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 13. For more information or to register call Carolyn Wicksell at 850-263-3951 or Teresa Girton at 850-703-1230. Master Gardeners to host seed swapCHIPLEY „ The Washington County Master Gardners will host their annual seed swap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at the Chipley Farmers Market. This is a free event open to the public. There will be free seeds for sharing. Bring extra seeds to share. Master Gardners will be on site to answer questions. Landmark Park to host Spring Farm DayDOTHAN, ALABAMA „ Landmark Park will host their annual Spring Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17. There will be living history demonstrations of sheep shear-ing, blacksmithing, plowing with mules, basket weaving, quilting and other traditional springtime farm activities. Entertainment will include two stages of traditional music. Musicians are invited to being their instruments and jamŽ in the one-room schoolhouse. Landmark park is located at 430 Landmark Park Drive in Dothan, Alabama. For more information visit or call 334-794-3452. Daughters of the American Revolution to meetMARIANNA „ Chipola Chap-ter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet at The Oaks Restaurant in Mari-anna Monday, March 19. A social time begins at 10:45 a.m. with the DAR Opening Ritual at 11 a.m. Reservations are not needed for the Dutch treat lunch and all interested persons are invited. Please contact Mary Robbins at or 850-209-4066 for information. Pesticide training seriesMARIANNA „ UF IFAS will host the Central Panhandle Pesticide Training Series Monday March 19 through Thursday, March 22 at the Jack-son County Extension Office in Marianna. Sessions are $10 each and refreshments will be provided. Registration for sessions starts at 7:45 a.m. with meeting beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Mondays session will be CORE with exam. Tuesdays session will be Right-of-Way with exam. Wednesdays session will be Aquatic Class with exam and Natural Areas. Thurs-days session will be Private Ag with exam and Row Crop. The extension office is located at 2741 Penn Avenue in Marianna. Participants may register online at Eventbrite or by contacting Sabrina Far at the Jackson County Extension Office at 850-482-9620. Free Tax-AideCHIPLEY „ The AARP TaxAide Program and Washington County Council on Aging will provide free income tax assistance, tax counseling and electronic filing for 2017 tax returns. Special attention is provided to filers 60 and older, but AARP membership is not required. These services are available each Tuesday now through April 10 by appointment at the Council on Aging, located at 1348 South Blvd. in Chipley. Individuals seeking assistance need to fill out an interview sheet, available at the Council on Aging, and bring all their 2017 tax documents including; Social security card; drivers license or photo ID; copy of last years tax return; a check for bank information; 1095-A Form if you bought insurance from Marketplace/exchange; SSA1099 Social security benefits; 1099-R pensions, retirement, and annuities; 1099-INT inter-est; 1099-DIV dividends; and 1099-B stock sale; W-2s; 1099-MISC other income; 1099-G unemployment; Any docu-ment showing you paid Federal Income Tax; 1099-S sale of home, land, or timber; W-2G gambling winnings; 1098-E student loan interest; 1098-T tuition payments; Informa-tion needed to itemize: medical expenses, medical miles driven, contributions, home mortgage interest, and real estate taxes. The service will not prepare Schedule F … Farms, Schedule E … Rental Property, Schedule C … Business income with expenses that exceed $25,000, multiple Schedule Cs for one individual, Clergy, or Form 3903 … Moving expenses. These are considered Out of Scope.Ž For more infor-mation call 850-638-6216. EVENTSFrom Page A9February Shannon Dean Losse and Jennifer Leah Anderson Joseph Daniel Bankston and Simone Chante Hand William David Paul and Jackie Duffell Paul Paul V Humbert and Sandra Williams Wasson Michael John Lewis and Rachel Dawn Mullins Cody Levi Hudson and Victoria Nicole PettitErick Osvaldo Gutierrez Sifuentes and Jennifer Lynn ReedHOLMES COUNTY MARRIAGES Each year, Holmes and Washington Counties partner for Relay for Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Monies raised during the annual event not only funds cancer research, but also helps offset cost such as transportation to treatment for Holmes and Washington County cancer patients. In the months leading up to the annual event, local teams work to raise money for the cause. If your Relay for Life team would like a fundraising event included in this list, email information to: news@ Penny warVERNON „ Vernon Elementary School will participate in a penny war Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 9. Classes will compete against each other by grade. Winners will receive a popcorn party. All proceeds will benefit Washington-Holmes County Relay For Life. The penny war will be hosted by the Fighting Jackets Dream Team. Rib Sale WASHINGTON/HOLMES COUNTY „ The Community South Credit Union Relay for Life team will host a rib sale Thursday, March 15. Ribs are $20 and can be picked up between noon and 4 p.m. Deliv-ery is available or several orders. Money is due at pick up or delivery. All proceeds benefit Wash-ington/Holmes County Relay For Life. For more information, or to order, email Bass TournamentVERNON „ The Vernon High School Fighting Jackets Dream Team will host a Go Fish For A CureŽ Bass Tournament Saturday, March 17, at Gap Pond in Vernon. Fishing will begin at daylight with weigh-in at noon. Entry fee is $50 per boat. There will be a five fish limit for weigh-in, fish must be at least 12 inches in length. Dead fish will have a four ounces deduction from the weight. Cash prizes will be given to the top two places. All proceeds benefit Wash-ington/Holmes County Relay For Life. For more information, call Tracie Herbert or Lora Good-man at 850-535-2046. Rib SaleCHIPLEY „ The HTNB Relay For Life team is hosting a rib sale. Pre-orders are due by Friday, April 13. Pick-up will be from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the HTNB Officce located at 777 Main Street Building A (yellow building north of Piggly Wiggly). Ribs are sold by the whole rack and cost $20. All proceeds benefit Washington/ Holmes County Relay For Life. For more infor-mation or to order call 850-415-9002. 2018 Relay for LifeCHIPLEY „ The 2018 Holmes-Washington Relay for Life event will be held from 6 p.m. until midnight at Pals Park in Chipley on April 27, 2018. The theme of the 2018 event is Games Over, Cancer!Ž For more information email bushfamily80@ or FOR LIFE EVENTS


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 A13 SPORTSStaff ReportBETHLEHEM „ The Bethlehem Wildcat basketball team faced off with the Blountstown Tigers for the Regional game on February 27 .After their win against the Cottondale Hornets in the Regional Semi-Final Round on the road to the State Championship, Wildcat fans spent a weekend camped outside of the school with the hopes of getting a ticket to cheer on their team in the Regional game.Students, parents, grand-parents, teachers, and alumni gathered together to support their boys.Im amazed at how one basketball team can unify a community. I am so proud of these boys,Ž said Nikki Ellen-burg, teacher.Our small school is the heart of our community, and in our community basketball is not just a game,Ž said parent and Alumni, Amanda Marshall. Its a time when everyone can come together and forget about the rest of the worlds problems for a little while as we cheer on our boys.ŽIn a packed Gym with standing room only, the Dis-trict champions fought an evenly matched battle against the Tigers but came up short in the end with a final score of 57-61. The loss was a tough one to accept as six senior boys walked off the basketball court in their Wildcats uniform for the last time.The boys left it all on the court with no regrets and nothing by Wildcat pride,Ž said Leesa Lee, mother to senior player Dillon Lee. It was an awesome game.ŽWhile the Wildcats loss may not have been the outcome they or their fans had hoped for, their hard work, determination, and love of the game brought their small town together.Its the love of the game that grew into the love of this school and community, and while our hearts were broken, we learned that we cannot be broken,Ž said Assistant Prin-cipal, Rosanne Mitchell.The Varsity Boys Wild-cat Team ended their season with overall record of 22-8. This was the first time in 52 years the Bethlehem High School Boys Basketball team advanced beyond District games. Wildcat team brings community togetherhStaff ReportCHIPLEY „ Chipley High School is the place to hear great music-mak-ing on March 8 and 9 as the music department hosts the annual Florida Bandmasters Association District 2 North Concert Band Music Perfor-mance Assessment. 24 bands from 22 schools in the surrounding counties will be performing on stage at CHS.The Music performance Assessment process is administered by the Florida Bandmasters Association as a learning and assessment tool to help our states band programs with profes-sional feedback and evaluation. Many school districts have adopted the MPA as a major portion of band students Subject Area Exam. Each bands performance on stage is evaluated in the areas of Performance Fundamentals, Technical Preparation, and Musical Effect by three state-certified adjudicators. Following the stage per-formance, each band moves to the Sightreading room where they are evaluated on their ability to perform a march and an overture that they have never seen before. The judges in each area rated each bands performance on a 5-point scale ranging from Supe-riorŽ to PoorŽ.The event is free and open to the public. All performances will take place in the CHS Performing Arts Auditorium at the back of the school campus on Brickyard Road. For more information, contact the Chipley Band Office at 638-6100, ext.525. CHS to host District Concert Band AssessmentThursday10:00 AM Roulhac MS Concert Band 10:30 AM Walton MS Concert Band 11:00 AM North Bay Haven Charter Academy Band 11:30 AM Graceville Middle/High Band 1:00 PM Merritt Brown MS Band 1:30 PM Walton MS 8th Grade Concert Band 2:00 PM Roulhac MS Wind Ensemble 2:30 PM Marianna MS 8th Grade Band 3:15 PM Vernon HS Concert Band 4:00 PM Paxton School Concert Band 4:30 PM Cottondale HS Concert Band 5:00 PM Marianna High School Concert Band 5:30 PM Chipley HS Symphonic Band Friday10:00 AM Paxton School Intermediate Band 10:30 AM Bozeman MS Concert Band 11:00 AM Everitt MS Concert Band 11:30 AM Emerald Coast MS Symphonic Band 1:00 PM Jinks MS Emerald Band 1:30 PM Sneads HS Concert Band 2:00 PM Freeport HS Concert Band 2:30 PM Walton High School Symphonic Band 3:15 PM Holmes County HS Symphonic Band 3:45 PM Bozeman HS Symphonic Band 4:15 PM North Bay Haven Charter Academy Jake Zauner tries to secure the basketball for the Wildcat team during the game against Blountstown.[SPECIAL TO TIMES ADVERTISER] Jordan Sumner, number 14 jumps past the Blountstown Tigers to shoot the ball. Ryan Eldridge guards number 15 from Blountstown at the district game. Kobe Hendrix drives to the goal around number 15 from Blountstown to shoot the ball. Schedule


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 B1CELEBRATE By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comNOMA … When most people think of Noma they think of a sleepy little place but what they dont know is that it used to be a bustling community of over 1,500 residents.The town was named after the Noma Mill Company, which had a lumber mill there.Noma earned its first char-ter on June 27, 1904 during the timber rush. By that time Noma already had its own post office, hotels, train sta-tion and several businesses to include Alabama Florida Lumber Company. The town was also the first in Holmes County to have a public high school.They even had a newspaper The Noma Record.Businesses included, butcher shop, barber shop, two drug stores, milliners, cotton gin, blacksmith and a movie theater. Three doctors, Dr. Manley, Dr. Ramsey and Dr. Warren all practiced there as well.Even with all of these things, the town began to decline as the timber rush slowed down in the area. Businesses slowly closed up shop, lumber workers and families started moving away eventually leading to the closing of the school.During the 1940s, the town council stopped reporting to the state concerning budget matters, which led to the loss of its charter. The town became part of the county and its jurisdiction.But all that would change when one local visionary remembered the vast poten-tial of the one-mile town.In the mid-eighties, Robert BuddyŽ Skipper began the process of regaining the towns charter. A lawsuit was filed against the county to reclaim the status of being a town with its own active government.Former Holmes County Judge Owen Powell assisted Skipper throughout the legal battle and eventually the town recaptured its charter.Noma wouldnt be what it is today without Buddy Skip-per,Ž said Powell. We all owe him a measure of gratitude.ŽSince then, Noma, albeit small, has had a steady gov-ernment of its own thanks to Skipper.Because of all the work, dedication and time Skipper has put into the town, the town council approved a measure to name the towns park after the long time mayor. A monument was also placed at the park in dedica-tion to Mr. Skipper.Many of the towns residents were on hand to cel-ebrate Skipper and the parks renaming on Jan. 27.Holmes County Sheriff John Tate congratulated the mayor and to thank him for being a friend.Mr. Buddy deserves this honor because of always being a friend to Noma,Ž said Tate. Not only is he a friend to the town, he is true friend to myself and the Sheriffs Office.ŽNoma honors local visionary, Mayor Buddy SkipperNoma Mayor Robert L. BuddyŽ Skipper stands with the monument erected in his honor.[DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMES ADVERTISER] The Alabama Florida Railroad stopped in Noma in 1914.[FILE PHOTO] Sawmill workers gathered in 1921 at the yard in Noma. [FILE PHOTO] Noma Sawmill.[FILE PHOTO] Local of“ cials came together to celebrate Noma Mayor Robert L. BuddyŽ Skipper when the towns park was renamed in his honor. Pictured from left: Holmes County Property Appraiser Bryan Bell, Skipper, Town Attorney Owen Powell and Holmes County Sheriff John Tate.[DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMES ADVERTISER]


** B2 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserBy Stan ChoeThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stocks shook off morning losses on Monday and surged in the afternoon to send the Standard & Poors 500 index to its best day in a week. Its the latest turn for a market suddenly prone to quick shifts not only day to day but also hour to hour, as investors question whether President Donald Trump will really risk a trade war.The S&P 500 lost as much as 0.6 percent shortly after trading began, only to finish the day 1.1 percent higher after rising 29.69 points to 2,720.94. Its reminiscent of what happened Friday, when stocks reversed course on speculation that Trump was only making an opening bid when he promised to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, rather than a final offer.The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 336.70, or 1.4 percent, to 24,874.76, and the Nasdaq composite gained 72.84, or 1 percent, to 7,330.70. Both came back from early-morning losses.Trump took to Twitter again on Monday to defend the tariffs, which have riled trading part-ners around the world and already sparked talk of retaliation to heighten the worries about a possible trade war. He highlighted trade deficits with Canada and Mexico, and he said tariffs will only come off ifŽ a new free-trade agreement between the three countries is signed.Later in the day, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that he is extremely worriedŽ about the con-sequences of a global trade war and urged the White House to not advance with this plan,Ž according to a statement issued by his office. Boeing offered a good example of how quickly the market shifted. The aerospace giant got the majority of its revenue from outside the United States last year, so it would be hurt if countries put up more barriers to global trade. Boeing was down as much as 2.3 percent in the morning before ending the day up 2.3 percent. Stocks surge in latest shift by markets By Tom MurphyThe Associated PressLyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor.The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to and from non-emergency health care appointments, and they have a huge market to target.More than 7 million Americans miss medical care every year due to a lack of transportation, according to health economist Paul Hughes-Cromwick.Health insurers and care pro-viders have been trying to solve this problem for years. Those who have studied it say Lyft and Uber will help, but improving access to health care involves more than just lining up a ride. A closer look:Q: What are these compa-nies offering?A: Lyft said Monday it is part-nering with the information technology company Allscripts to expand the number of rides it offers through doctors offices and other health care providers. The company already provides transportation to millions of patients each year through partnerships with insurers, large health care systems and others.Uber announced last week that it will offer health care transportation in every U.S. market where it operates, the continuation of a venture it has been testing since last summer.Both companies say they will operate in cities and less-populated rural areas, and they will bill the care provider or an insurer „ not the patient „ for the rides. Patients dont need a smartphone or an application to use their services.Theyre digging into an issue that has long been a concern for insurers and health care provid-ers. The stateand federally funded Medicaid program for poor people and the disabled covers transportation costs.The insurer Molina Healthcare, which specializes in Medicaid, has offered a transportation benefit for around 25 years. Molina provides bus passes and works with transportation brokers to arrange rides. Q: What are the benefits?A: Health care providers say rides with Uber or Lyft can be easier to schedule and cheaper than other alternatives like taxis. Uber, for instance, says it can schedule rides within a few hours or up to 30 days in advance.These companies help people who might otherwise have to wait around for a friend or family member to pick them up, said Carlos Ospina, chief clinical officer of New Jersey-based Pro Staff Physical Therapy.It gives the patient more independence or power to get to and from visits,Ž he said. The company has had a sig-nificantly lowerŽ number of cancellations due to transpor-tation problems since it started using Uber last fall, Ospina said.Q: Can they erase the problem?A: Researchers at the Uni-versity of Pennsylvania offered Lyft to help around 300 Medic-aid patients make primary care appointments at two practices in Philadelphia. They were surprised to find that relatively few people accepted the offer in their study, and it did not lead to a drop in missed appointments.Lead author Dr. Krisda Chai-yachati said there were several possible reasons for the low interest. The offer was made over the phone, and patients might have been more receptive if it was done in person, like at a doctors office.He also noted that many of the patients were familiar with Lyft but hadnt used it. They may have been reluctant to switch from rides they were used to like public transportation.Chaiyachati said hes opti-mistic that ride-hailing services will ease transportation prob-lems for some, but other options like home visits or telemedicine may also be needed. Its just not that easy or that straightforward,Ž he said.Ride for healthMARKET WATCHDow 24,874.76 336.70 Nasdaq 7,330.70 72.84 S&P 2,720.94 29.69 Russell 1,546.05 12.88 NYSE 12,680.73 122.74COMMODITIES REVIEWGold 1,318.10 3.00 Silver 16.338 .054 Platinum 962.10 3.00 Copper 3.1055 .0045 Oil 62.57 1.32The Associated PressNEW YORK „ Walmart wants a bigger slice of the crowded meal kits business, announcing Monday that it will offer easyto-make dinners in more stores this year.The move puts the worlds largest retailer in direct competition with meal-kit companies such as Blue Apron and HelloFresh, which deliver boxes of raw meat and chopped vegetables to subscrib-ers doorsteps. After Walmarts announcement Monday, Blue Aprons stock tumbled 5 percent.Walmart said its meal kits, which will expand from 250 stores to more than 2,000, will be available in its deli sec-tion or can be ordered online and picked up later that day. It is offering three types of kits: pre-portioned meals that need to be cooked; ingredients that pair with its rotisserie chicken; or one-step dishes that just need to be heated up. The meals feed two people and are priced between $8 and $15.Several companies already offer meal kits, both online and in stores.Amazon, which bought grocer Whole Foods last year, sells meal kits on its site and at its recently-opened convenience store in Seattle. Albertsons Cos., the owner of Safeway, Carrs and other supermarkets, bought online meal-kit service Plated last year to sell the kits at its 2,300 stores.Blue Apron Holdings Inc., meanwhile, has struggled since it became a publicly-traded com-pany in June; it recently said it lost 15 percent of its customers last year compared with the year before. Its shares are down 74 percent since its initial public offering price of $10.Walmart Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said its meal kits will be made in stores. Its dishes will include meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs and chicken fried rice.Walmart to expand meal kits World marketsHow key international stock markets performed: AmsterdamAEX BrusselsBEL20 FrankfurtDAX Hong KongHang Seng LondonFTSE 100MilanFTSE MIB ParisCAC40 SydneyASX All Ordinaries TokyoNikkei ZurichSwiss Market Index % CHANGE PREVIOUS CLOSE TODAYS CLOSE ASSOCIATED PRESS KEY 1.5% 518.72 526.51 1.0% 3,869.18 3,907.04 1.5% 11,913.71 12,090.87 -2.3% 30,583.45 29,886.39 0.7% 7,069.90 7,115.98 -0.4% 21,912.14 21,819.91 0.6% 5,136.58 5,167.23 -0.6% 5,928.90 5,895.00 -0.7% 21,181.64 21,042.09 2.1% 8,628.51 8,808.38 MARKET MOVERS€ XL Group Ltd.: Up $12.62 to $55.92 „ The insurance and reinsurance company agreed to be bought by French company AXA. € Qualcomm Inc.: Down 73 cents to $64.01 „ Broadcoms bid to buy the company got more complicated as national security regulators started looking into the deal.Can ride-hailing companies cure medical transportation woes? BUSINESS A Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft drivers car next to an Uber sticker, Jan. 31 in Pittsburgh. Lyft and Uber are expanding deeper into health care by offering to take more patients to and from non-emergency medical appointments in markets around the country. [GENE J. PUSKAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO]


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS & SOCIETY CROSSWORD By Carol Kent Wyatt The News 703-9487 @WCN_CarolWyatt Cwyatt@chipleypaper.comAn article written by RD Easterling of Chipley was recently featured in national sportsman mag-azine, Bear Hunting.ŽTitled Ancestral Trail,Ž the article recounts Easterlings May 2017 bear hunt in Idaho, in which he harvested a bear using only traditional Native American tools made by Easterling himself.Easterling, who was given the Native Ameri-can name One RiverŽ by a Navaho friend who said it came to him in a vision, is known locally for his love of learning about and following the arts of his Cherokee heritage.Easterling enjoys flint-knapping, fashioning bows and arrows, clothing, fire spindles, turkey calls, and other items using authentic primi-tive methods.Its really a journey to try to practice as many of the ways that my forefa-thers did,Ž he said. Im doing this because of my heritage, but it was a way of life for them.ŽWhen he is not following his ancestral trail, Easterling serves as a financial advisor at his Chipley-based busi-ness, Southern Financial Group.The article appears in the January/February edition of Bear Hunting Magazine.Easterling published in Bear Hunting magazineRD Easterling poses with a 6-foot, 350-pound bear he killed in Alberta, Canada, using a bow and arrow he fashioned using primitive Native American methods. Easterlings article about a hunt in which he killed a bear in Idaho using similar tools was recently published in Bear Hunting Magazine.Ž [SPECIAL PHOTO] BETHLEHEM „ The Beth-lehem FFA Chapter competed in the District 1 Land Judging Contest held in Marianna Thursday, Feb. 28.The chapter, advised by Russ Stafford, left the com-petition with heads held high and an invitation to compete at State with Team A walk-ing away with first place and Team B with third. Senior member, Dillon Lee also walked away with the award for highest individual. The Ag Mechanics team tied for 11th in the State out of 37 teams, but fell three points short of moving to the next round of competition. The State Land Judging Competition will be held Friday, March 23.Bethlehem FFA advances to stateThe senior members of Team A, Joshua Duke, Johnathan Skinner, Kross Smith, Dillon Lee, and their adviser Russ Stafford smile with their “ rst-place award. Team B made up of two seventh grade students, Jasper Sellers and Austin Owens, and tenth grade student, Isaac Tate placed third. Senior FFA Member, Dillon Lee was named high individual in the Land Judging competition. Special to WCNBONIFAY „ The Miss Trailblazer pageant was held Saturday, March 3, with proceeds benefiting the Bonifay Police Department.The crowned were: Baby Miss Trailblazer Rosalie Cole, Toddler Miss Trailblazer Paisley Brown, Tiny Miss Trailblazer Aleena Segers, Little Miss Trailblazer Kinlyn McDuffie, Junior Miss Trailblazer Hayley Guy, Teen Miss Trailblazer Lilly Gay, and Miss Trail-blazer Chloe AlfordLittle, Junior, Teen, and Miss Queens advanced to the Miss Northwest Florida Pageant. Pageant Director was Melea Kirk.Trailblazer Royalty The Miss Trailblazer pageant was held Saturday, March 3. [PHOTO BY H.L. PHOTOGRAPHY]


** B4 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: Evergreen Missionary Baptist to host fundraiserWESTVILLE „ Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church will host a fundraiser begin-ning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Westville City Hall. Plates are $7 and will consist of pork loin, and a choice of two sides. Side choices will be potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans and french fries. The church will deliver if there are ten or more plates ordered from same location. For more information or to pre-order a plate call 850-548-5949 or 334-798-1180. Family and Friends DayCHIPLEY „ Grant Taberna-cle African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a friends and family day at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The theme of the day will be Families United in FaithŽ Reverend Obidiah White the pastor of Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church of Jacob City will deliver the message with his choir. The church is located at 419 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Chi-pley. For more information, call Josephine Robinson-Floyd at 850-638-1691. BCF to Host Evangelism ConferenceGRACEVILLE „ The Bap-tist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville will host the West Florida Evangelism Conference in the R. G. Lee Chapel from 4 … 8 p.m. Monday, March 12. The theme for this years con-ference is Engaging in Gospel ConversationsŽ and includes a free steak dinner for those who make reservations. The highly anticipated conference sponsored by the Florida Baptist Convention and coordinated by Regional Catalysts Lewis Miller and Wayne Briant, fea-tures powerful preachers, Willy Rice, Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, and Craig Connor, the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Panama City. In addition to the evangelistic preaching and praise and worship time, there will be sessions that focus on the theological, practical, and personal basis for evangelism in todays society. This is an incredible opportunity for ministry leaders, worship pastors, Sunday school teach-ers, faculty, students, and staff desiring to make evangelism a priority. The conference and meal is free and open to any Kingdom minded individuals desiring to Engage in Gospel Conversations.Ž Reservations are required for the steak dinner by contacting Laura Sowell at 800-328-2660 ext. 446, 850-263-9046, or emailing: Mt. Ararat FMBC to mark 126th anniversaryCHIPLEY „ Mt. Ararat First Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 126th anni-versary Sunday, March 18. The church is located at 1233 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. Revival at Bethany Baptist Church BONIFAY „ Bethany Bap-tist Church will celebrate revival services March 18-21 with Rev. Lee Chorn and special music each service. Music at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 18 will be by Brandi Stewart, and music on March 19 will be Monday by Bethel Trio. Music on Tuesday, March 20, will be presented by Lace Justice, and music for Wednesday, March 21 will be presented by Kim Tate. Everyone is invited to come out and see what a real Revival looks like. For more information, email Bethany Baptist Church is located at 1404 N Highway 79 in Bonifay.FAITH EVENTS By Dashiell ColemanGatehouse Media North CarolinaCHARLOTTE, N.C. „ As it lay before more than 2,000 mourners in Charlotte on Friday, the Rev. Billy Grahams casket was simple: pine, devoid of ornamentation, made by prison inmates.It was humble „ a word used over and over again to describe the late evangelist, who died last week at 99 at his home near Asheville.Grahams funeral, though, was anything but. An enormous, white canvas tent was set up in front of his namesake library. The list of civic and religious dignitaries attending the service was long: President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, and Texas televangelist Joel Osteen, to name a few.To be sure, Grahams influence was widespread, and he has frequently been referred to as Americas pastorŽ over the last week. The tent was an homage to the Christian crusadesŽ under canvas tents that pro-pelled the Charlotte-born evangelist to worldwide attention.But throughout it all „ and despite having the ear of U.S. presidents and an international audience „ Graham remained genuine and as committed to his family as he was the Gospel, said his son, the evangelist Franklin Graham.The Billy Graham that the world saw on television, the Billy Graham that the world saw in the big stadiums was the same Billy Graham that we saw at home,Ž Franklin Graham said. He loved his family. He stood by us. He left us an enduring legacy.ŽAn enduring legacy: Billy Graham laid to rest in NCRev. Billy Grahams family follows as his casket is carried to his funeral service Friday afternoon at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. [JOHN CLARK/THE GASTON GAZETTE] FAITH


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESBeverly Irene Booker Alford, 75, of Chipley, Florida was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on February 26, 2018 while in her daughters home surrounded by her loving family. Born November 10, 1942 in Montezuma, GA to Joseph and Elizabeth Booker, Beverly was a loving and caring southern lady who touched the lives of all who knew her. Beverly graduated from Bay County High School in 1960, attended Chipola Jr. College and obtained a BS in Elementary Education from Huntington College in 1963. She married Sion Augustus Alford III in 1962 and together they raised four children. She was unselfishly dedicated to her children, created memories with them, and raised them to have a passion for God, a love for reading, and taught them by her example to love others to Christ. Later she pursued her passion for teaching as an employee of Vernon Elementary School where she treated all students as her own. She was a friend, prayer warrior and MomŽ to many. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Booker, and her sister, Betty AnnŽ Booker. She is survived by her husband of 55 years GusŽ Alford, and four children: Jenny Alford Lobmeyer (Texas), Sion Augustus Alford IV (Texas), Tracey Alford Bethea (Colorado) and Charity Alford Coyle (Colorado), and 16 grandchildren that she adored. Family and friends were invited to attend a Home-going Celebration for Beverly on Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 A.M. It was held at the gravesite located in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, www.bcrfcure. org or the Washington County Library (specify childrens books or programs) Brown Funeral Home of Chipley will be in charge of arrangements.BEVERLY I. ALFORD Mr. Willie Walter Boyett, age 84, of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 24, 2018 at his home. He was born September 19, 1933 in Geneva, Alabama to the late Pete and Gypsie Hall Boyett. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boyett was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Shouppe Boyett and one brother, Lawrence Boyett. Mr. Boyett is survived by one son, Wayne Boyett and wife Karin of Panama City Beach, FL; one daughter, Beverly Ann Boyett of Seminole, TX; two brothers, Pete Boyett, Jr. of Bonifay, FL and Ellie B. Boyett and wife Linda of Bonifay, FL; one sister, Retha Mae Day of Homerville, GA; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018, in the Bonifay Cemetery with military honors. Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.WILLIE W. BOYETTGeorge Thomas TomŽ Bruner, 58, went to be with his Lord and Savior, with his family by his side on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Tom was born to George Henry and Kathyrn Adams Bruner on August 27, 1959 in Dothan, Alabama. He lived in Bonifay, FL before moving to Tallahassee. He married his sweetheart, Melissa Roberts Bruner on April 10, 1993. He was a self-employed Sales Representative, an avid fisherman, a loving father and a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church. He is survived by his sons, Justin W. and Ryan R. Jenkins; daughter, Ashleigh G. Bruner; brother, Timothy A. Bruner; sister, Kathy B. Peacock (Robin); and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. A graveside service were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at Indian Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to service in the church. The family would like to thank Big Bend Hospice House and staff for their loving care and support.GEORGE T. BRUNERSarah Alice Coatney, 78 of Bonifay passed away February 21. She was born April 5, 1939 to the late Sie and Lorena Watson. She was preceded in death by one son Billy Ray Coatney, one grandson Blake Coatney, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by 4 daughters. Peggy Birge and Liz Coatney of Bonifay, Pam Roberts of Chipley and Vicky Grabish of Bellingham, WA. 3 sons, Wayne Coatney of Chipley, Ricky Coatney of Ashford AL and Michael Coatney of Westville. 9 grandkids,3 great grandkids, 2 great great grandkids. 2 sisters Lois Baker of Westville Janie Beck of Caryville and 1 brother Hubert Watson of Caryville. Memorialization was by cremation.SARAH A. COATNEY Heyward Lynn Johnston, 74, of Marianna, died February 26, 2018 at his residence. Heyward was born in Coffee County, Alabama on November 4, 1943 to the late James & Mattie Johnston. He loved to go fishing, take trips to Biloxi, watch football, paint, and spend time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Wilmer and Mattie Pearl Johnston; one sister, Martha Brown and one granddaughter, Tess Noel Johnston. He is survived by two sons, Ted EŽ Johnston and Frederick Joe Johnston; two daughters, Cynthia Rivers Martinez and Sylvia Matthews (Bill); one brother, James Larry Johnston and three grandchildren, Hunter Jack Rivers, Wyatt Jesse Rivers, and Jeb Red Johnston. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Interment followed at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family recieved friends one hour prior to the service. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.james andsikesfuneralhomes. comHEYWARD L. JOHNSTON Mrs. Linda Gail Mims Messer, age 67, of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 23, 2018 at her home. She was born August 23, 1950 in Opp, Alabama to the late James Joshua Mims and Jewel Canzada Odom Mims. Mrs. Messer is survived by two sons, Scott Messer and Tamphus Lynn Messer both of Bonifay, FL; one daughter, Starla Messer of Vernon, FL; two grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Collins and Ian Vaughn Messer both of Bonifay, FL; two greatgrandchildren, Gabryl Wynn and Malaysia Wynn; five sisters, Betty Whitehead of Columbus, GA, Evelyn Ward of Crawfordville, FL, Maxine Smith and husband Bobby of Crawfordville, FL, Wanda Jackson and husband Billy of Westville, FL and Mary Nell Slaughter of Bonifay, FL; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 26, 2018 at Live Oak Assembly of God Church with Rev. Danny Carnley and Rev. Roger Dale Hagan officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family received friends one hour prior to the service.LINDA G. MESSER Lonnie Morris, age 89, passed from this life Sunday, February 25, 2018 at his home. He was born at Hinson Crossroads, FL on May 22, 1928 to Jay and Mittie(Hinson) Morris. Lonnie was a retired Bus Driver for Washington County School Board and a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Molly (Holley) Morris, his first wife; Marie (Adams) Morris, one son; Kenneth Morris, 3 brothers; James, Wilson, and Freeman Morris. Lonnie is survived by his son; Dewayne Morris and wife Sandi of New Brockton, AL, his daughter; Janice Taylor and husband Sam of Tampa, FL, his sister; Myrtle Wolfe of Pace, FL, and 5 grandchildren; Justin Kirkland, Brandon Kirkland, Chris Morris, Jason Morris, and Michael Morris. Funeral service were held at 2:00P.M., Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Salem Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Church Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www. brownfh.netLONNIE MORRISRosemary Salmon, 86, of Bonifay,died Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Memorialization was by cremation with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.ROSEMARY SALMONMrs. Juanita Marie Stanley, age 70, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018. She was born on March 30, 1947 in Holmes County, Florida, to Henry G. Monk and Nellie Wright Monk. Mrs. Stanley was a lifelong resident of Holmes County. She was Baptist by faith, and was a member of Bridge Creek Baptist Church in Ponce De Leon, Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandson Ethan. She graduated from Ponce De Leon High School in 1965. She worked as the Town Clerk for the Ponce De Leon Town Hall. She also served as church treasurer at Northside Baptist Church in Ponce De Leon. She was always known for her loving smile and gentle nature. She was a friend to everyone. Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by her father and mother; her loving husband of 46 years, Thomas Stanley; and her sister, Jackie Lancaster. Mrs. Stanley is survived by her daughter Lisa Marie Merchant and husband Monty of Ponce De Leon, Florida; her brother Robert Monk and wife Betty of Eclectic, Alabama; two sisters, Helen Rhogean Ward of Ponce De Leon, Florida, and Doris Todd of Arizona; one grandson, Ethan Merchant; and one step-grandson, Erik Merchant; she is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A time of visitation was held from 6:00~8:00 PM, Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel; 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018 at ClaryGlenn Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Rodd Jones and Reverend Stacy Stafford officiating. Active pallbearers were Jerry Stafford, Jimmy Stafford, Johnny Ward, DeLois Blankenship, Carl Gillman, and Tommy Hudson. Honorary Pallbearers were the Ponce De Leon High School sponsors and class of 1965. Flowers are being accepted. Burial followed in the New Ponce De Leon Cemetery. A special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice and Grandview Assisted Living for their special love and care. You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.JUANITA M. STANLEY Mr. William Rosevelt Sonny Steverson, age 84, of Bonifay, Florida passed away February 28, 2018 at his home. He was born November 24, 1933 in Bonifay, Florida to the late James Frank Steverson and Hettie French Steverson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Steverson was preceded in death by three sisters, Cleo Hodge, Florence Jordan and Myrtice Sauls and one brother, James Frank Steverson. Sonny was survived by his wife, Dorothy Steverson of Bonifay, FL; one son, Ray Brock and wife Keresa of Graceville, FL; four daughters, Pat Mixon and husband Doug of Westville, FL, Denise Jenkins of Bonifay, FL, Judy Mapel and husband Raymond of Bonifay, FL, Dianne VanDyke and husband Ron of Caryville, FL and Susan Steverson of Bonifay, FL; 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held at 1:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the Steverson Cemetery with Rev. Ike Steverson officiating. Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.WILLIAM R. STEVERSON


** B6 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser BLOOD PRESSUREGET AN ACCURATE READINGThe American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology o ers these tips before getting a blood pressure reading: Do: Sit in a chair, feet at on the ground, legs uncrossed and back supported, without talking. Dont: Exercise, consume ca eine or smoke within 30 minutes of your test. Do: Roll up your sleeve so the cu rests on bare skin. Dont: Let your arm dangle or rest in your lap during the reading; rest it on a surface like a table. RUNNINGMARATHON TRAININGHaylee Barber, who describes herself as a newbie runner,Ž shared the following tips for training for a marathon at www. € Make a plan „ and make it visual. Barber used a physical calendar, in addition to an app. € Enlist a friend. She said a training partner helped hold her accountable. € Build up your mileage slowly. Take the time to train properly. € Dont let skipping a run throw you o track or derail your plans. PSYCHOLOGYNODDING MAKES YOU LIKABLENodding your head can make you seem more approachable and likeable, according to a recent Hokkaido University study cited at The act of nodding positively a ects the subjective likability of people by about 30 percent and their approachability by 40 percent,Ž the post said. „ Brandpoint TODAYS WORKOUTWork triceps in anticipation of sleeveless tops By Marlo Alleva More Content Now Spring and summer will be here before you know it! The warm weather brings our arms out from all those long sleeves. So our move today is a kneeling triceps pulse. It will be working the backside of the arm. And by the pulsing motion, you will keep the load in the muscle for a longer period and get a deeper burn. You will need a set of light to medium hand weights and begin this kneeling motion by positioning yourself on one knee and grasping your hand weight in the hand on the side of the kneeling knee. Holding your chest tall, and engaging your core, position your free hand on your other balancing knee for added posture support. Draw in your weighted arm by your side, tuck your elbow in to your side, keep the arm in a 90-degree bend. Proceed to extend your weighted hand toward your backside by straightening the arm slightly. Once you reach your fullest extension, you will slightly release and extend keeping the tension in the triceps muscle. Shooting for a count of at least eight pulses, release the extension, and return to the start. Taking a small break, you can continue this move on the same arm, or switch to the other side. Continue to alternate your pulsing motion from side to side. If you find your added weight to be too heavy, switch to a lighter hand weight, or simply use no weight at all. Giving yourself at least three full sets on each arm. This pulsing movement can be performed on its own, or added into any upper body workout session. Any way you choose, you will notice its toning effects in a very short time. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Golds Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA in Lakeland, Florida, can be reached at faluvzpa@msn. Marlo Alleva does a kneeling triceps pulse. [SCOTT WHEELER/ THE LEDGER] By JoAnne Viviano More Content Now Emmanuell Ellis has had a heart defect since he was born, undergoing surgeries as a baby and again as a teenager. But it wasnt until this year, when he was getting prepared for another procedure at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, that the 30-yearold Lima man finally understood just what was causing the problem. The eye-opener came when Dr. Darren Berman pulled out a transparent, flexible model of Ellis heart, showing the two tubular grafts used to reconstruct his aorta and the calcium that had built up to cause severe narrowing in those tubes. That helped out a lot,Ž said Ellis, who was treated as part of a Nationwide Childrens program for adults born with heart disease. For me to see it, as plain as it was, it was right there in front of me.Ž The model, made on a 3-D printer and based on CT images of Ellis heart, is an example of the way radiologists and surgeons are teaming up to use technology to diagnose and treat heart patients. Models are made in the hospitals $350,000 3-D printing lab, which opened about a year ago. There, a team translates 2-D ultrasound, CT or MRI images into 3-D images, which are then used to create programs that tell the printer how to form replicas of patients hearts. It creates not only a pretty model to look at, but allows us to pre-procedurally plan what we think is best for that patient,Ž said Berman, who co-directs the cardiac catheterization and interventional therapy program at Nationwide Childrens Heart Center. In Ellis case, Berman used the model to come up with a plan to use four stents to reopen the grafts. He also was able to practice the procedure, determining ahead of time how the stents would react to the calcium build-up. Three-D printing is not necessarily needed on every single patient,Ž Berman said, but it plays an important role in the most complex hearts, where we and everybody else in the country and the world still struggle with what is the right decision-making for that patient.Ž Three-D printing is the next generation of medicine,Ž said Dr. Kan Hor, director of cardiac MRI at the Heart Center. It got its start in the dental industry and has become more common in other areas over the past five years, he said. Childrens hospitals tend to use it more because pediatric heart-disease cases can be unique or vary widely from one child to another. The printer takes several hours to create the models and can use different materials and colors. Using silicon-based materials, it builds the models in layers, each thinner than a hair, said Brad Hoehne, 3-D printing and conference coordinator. The next step is to improve on the materials, to make the models as close to human tissue as possible. In Ellis model, for example, two materials were used „ a more flexible material for the tubing and a harder one to represent the calcium build-up. Dealing with heart disease used to be primarily about saving lives, Berman said. But now its more about giving heart patients the best quality of life possible, and minimizing the potential for future operations. Models can assist surgeons in achieving those goals, by helping them do things properly the first time or giving them an opportunity to determine innovative ways to fix problems, he said. HEALTH 3-D HEARTSTechnoloy helps doctors diagnose and treat heart patients A 3-D printed model of a newborn heart at Nationwide Childrens Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Doctors at the hospital are using imagery and 3-D printers to create models of patient hearts to help them prepare for surgeries. [JOSHUA A. BICKEL/DISPATCH]What is 3-D printing?3-D printing is a a manufacturing technique by which objects are built from digital data in a way similar to how computer text is printed on a page. Material is joined or solidi“ ed under computer control to create a three-dimensional object. It offer ” exible, inexpensive manufacturing for widespread use. 3-D printers have been used to build a variety of things from rockets to houses to guns to even other 3-D printers.Source: The Shape of Things to Come, 3D Printing in Medicine, JAMA 2014 https://jamanetwork. com/journals/jama/ article-abstract/1983687?redirect=true Other medical uses for 3-D printing include:€ Low-cost, high-quality prosthetic limbs and orthotic braces € Replacements for bony body parts: knees, hips, ankles, parts of the spine, and skull € Customized protective devices and aids such as dental implants, hearing aids, prescription eyeglasses and headgear Source: ASME, May 2017, https://www. manufacturing-design/top-5-ways -3d-printing-changing-medical-field


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, March 7, 2018 B7By ZipRecruiter.comYouve been browsing free job boards for days, sending resumes and applications by the dozens, when you finally find it. The job you really want is staring you in the face. What should you do to make sure the hiring manager notices you? A creative resume The line between creative and obnoxious can be thin, and depending on the industry and company youre applying for, there may not be much room for creativity at all. But if youve done your research and you know the company is open to expression of personality „ maybe its a quirky startup or a design agency „ a well-designed resume can be an effective strategy. Industry-speci c resumes According to Ashley Faus on Mashable, Ive seen graphic designers turn their resumes into beautifully designed, infographic-style works of art, and marketing and communications professionals create ad campaigns with a tagline on how their skills match the open position.Ž This can be a great idea, particularly if youre confident in your ability to create a killer campaign or infographic. If youre still building your skills, it might be best to stick with a solid professional resume and leave the creative version for later. Unconventional creativity Furthermore, its possible to take this idea and turn it around for use in other professions. Its not as common in STEM fields to have a creative resume, and it can definitely help you stand out. Programmers can use code in their resumes, or even create a program that is itself a resume. The limits here are defined by situational appropriateness, your own skills and what youre willing to do. What about extras? If youre in the running for a position with a lot of responsibility to produce results, you may want to consider delivering some before youre even called back. This will show the company youre extremely motivated to do well and that you have the skills it takes to follow through on what your resume promises. In some fields, a portfolio is expected. Make sure the work that is most directly relevant to the position you want is front and center. If you dont have anything like that, it may be time for you to sit down and mock up a few things that fit the bill. Submit mock projects If youre interested in going way above and beyond, consider starting some projects for your prospective employer. Marketers can research and design some campaigns, for example. If you come in with or send a presentation speaking directly to the needs a business currently has, youre bound to leave an impression. Do your research What all of these strategies for resume add-ons have in common, you may have noticed, is the need for heavy research. You cant deliver a killer sample project unless you really know what the company is about, and what kind of issues its facing right now. The Internet can be invaluable in this effort, of course, but if you have any other way of finding information you should use it. Acquaintances in the field or at the company itself may be helpful. Particularly for startups, you may consider using the product or service they offer. This will allow you to speak intelligently about it at an interview, and it gives you the opportunity to provide meaningful feedback and suggestions in addition to your resume. JOBSMake your application stand o ut „ for the right reasonsGet noticed FREEPIK Supermarket psycholoyBy Deena Bouknight | More Content NowReal Simple maintains that two-thirds of grocery purchases are often impulse buys. Think about your stores sly serendipity: € Flowers and balloons are front and center for visual engagement. € A bakery wafts fresh-from-an-oven bread aroma while employees add frosted items to glass cases. € A designated worker offers samples of alluring edibles. € Staple items, like bread and milk, are situated in the far reaches to force strolls by a colorful sea of produce, end-cap sales and entire aisles of enticing packaged foods. Even the shelves are displayed tactically, points out Real Simple: top shelf for gourmet, local and small brands as fascinating try meŽ buys; middle, eye-level zone for bestsellers; and lower shelves for bulk and kid-friendly. In January, The Washington Post suggested consumers can avoid supermarket overload and shop wisely by implementing these strategies: € Never enter a supermarket on an empty stomach … even piped-in scent marketing will tempt hungry shoppers. € Walk quickly past seasonal treats, like colorful green shamrock cookies or yellow Peeps. € Determine whether buy-one-get-one is really a savings. € Take a list and stick to it. Livingwellspendingless. com has these tips to avoid traps: € Opt for a small cart or basket if possible „ less room means fewer purchases. € Choose whole produce and cut at home instead of buying appealing, but pricier, pre-cut. € Read signs carefully to make certain there is real savings on promotions of multiples. Finally, wear imaginary blinders when entering the cashier area. This is where supermarkets literally cash in „ on impulse buys for magazines, drinks, chips, candy, gum and various snacks. Strategies for maneuvering the aisles E ver wonder why every grocer has a similar layout? Marketing strategies and human nature are carefully considered so that all the senses are engaged and it becomes almost impossible to run inŽ for a gallon of milk and bagged salad. Nicole Donaldson and Amber Knight PDLHSPONCE DE LEON On Feb. 27, Ponce de Leon Lady Pirates took their first win of the season against Laurel Hill Lady Hobos.The Lady Pirates started the game off by batting first. In the first inning, Devyn Butorac, No. 13, hits it past third baseman and manages to make it to third base. In the field, Butorac, the pitcher, makes an amazing performance striking out all three batters in the first inning.In the next innings, Ally Dady, No. 6, smacks the ball between right field and center field and makes it to first base. Dady managed to get home. Later in the inning, a batter hits it in between third and short stop making Sydney Watson, No. 7, dive for the ball. Catching it, she throws it to Dady on third base, making an outstanding double play.Batter hits it to Butorac, but she misses it. Halee Hartzog, No. 3, was backing her team-mate up she then fields it once more, tossing the ball to Joelyn and getting the last out in the fifth inning.Dady, up to bat, hits a nice pop-fly over center fields head. It hits the fence almost for a homerun but sadly hits the fence and pops it back in. Dady, up to pitch, in the seventh inning, she strikes out all three batters, making yet another outstanding performance.The Lady Pirates took the victory 10-2 in their first softball game of the year. Junior VarsityThat same Feb. 27 night, junior varsity also took the win against Laurel Hill.Ponce de Leon batting, Hannah Wilson, No. 11, starts the game off by hitting the ball to short stop; the Hobo's doesn't field it in time, put-ting Hannah on first.In the field, the ball goes past Katie Murphy, No. 3, the catcher, leading the batter on third trying to go home. Hannah is at the home plate ready for the batter and tag-ging her out at home.Wilson strikes out two bat-ters in the second inning. In the third inning, Murphy hits a beautiful pop-fly to center field. The Hobo's not catching the ball, Murphy gets on first and her teammate Anna Carroll makes it home. In the field, Carroll fields the ball tossing it to Mahala Rushing, No. 19, and they get the first out in the third inning.Trinity Proctor, No. 16, steps up to pitch, striking out the next two batters in the third inning. Wilson hits it to third, the Hobo's try to get her out, but making errors, Wilson manages to get on second base.Katie Murphy up to bat again, she hits it to center field, getting teammates Wilson and Carroll home. In the fourth inning, Trinity Proctor strikes out her first batter. Proctor then fields the ball and throws it to third, Wilson catching it and getting the second out.Proctor strikes out her last batter of the game in the fourth inning, leading the Lady Pirates 9-7, taking the victory against the Lady Hobo's.2 wins in 1 night, PDL Pirates vs Laurel Hill


B B 8 8 Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | Holmes County Times Advertiser NF-5031562 Hazardous Aerial Tree Removal  Stump Grinding Trimming & Pruning  Emergency Tree Service  Lot Clean UpDow Morris,Owner/Operator 850-527-6291  850-849-3825 Readers’ Choice2017WASHINGTON HOLMES JACKSON (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 NF-5036304 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE OR BUSINESS FOR AS LITTLE AS $10 A WEEK!Reach thousands of potential customers with your Business Guide ad in the:WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS HOLMES COUNTY-TIMES ADVERTISER WEEKLY ADVERTISER CALL TODAY! 850-638-0212 NF-5036305 NF-5032746JOEYS SPORTING GOODSBAIT & TACKLE, GUNS & AMMO, ACCESSORIES & SPORT CLOTHINGJOEY SELLERSJOEYSSPORTINGGOODS 2064 Holly Street Westville, Fla. 32464850-548-5055 NF-5031560 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available Street Crewman IIIThe City of Chipley is accepting applications for a Street Crewman III Minimum Qualifications • Knowledge of general maintenance tasks and procedures; knowledge of grounds maintenance, including preventative maintenance and operating various equipment.  Must be able to operate a cement mixer, set forms, pour, shovel and level concrete.  This position acts as assistant to the Street Department Foreman and must in the Foreman’s absence, supervise crew and continue all duties with minimum interruption to work. Education and Experience  High School diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.  Two (2) years of experience operating heavy equipment.  Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License Class “A” CDL. Must be eligible for a Department of Corrections Inmate Supervisor Card. A job description is available upon request. The City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). Mail or hand deliver application and/or resume to Assistant City Administrator/City Clerk City of Chipley,1442 Jackson Avenue Post Office Box 1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug F ree W orkplace. 3-3579 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 18-07-CP Division PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUISE HALL THOMPSON, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the estate of LOUISE HALLTHOMPSON, deceased, whose date of death was November 6, 2017, and whose social security number is XXX-XX-0401, is pending in the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 210 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL32425. The estate is testate and the date of the decedent’s Will is April 10, 2010. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative’s attorney are set forth below. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served must object to the validity of the will (or any codicil), qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other pleading requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED. Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BYLAW OR THE RIGHTTO EXEMPT PROPERTYIS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to elective share is required to file an election to take elective share WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPYOF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDAPROBATE CODE WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFORTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is February 28, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: MICHELLE BLANKENSHIPJORDAN Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 70836 1512 Highway 90 Chipley, FL32428 Telephone: (850) 638-9689 Fax: (877) 208-3898 E-Mail: Secondary E-Mail: Personal Representative: Curtis Thompson, Jr., Pers. Representative 1373 Beaver Dam Road Bonifay FL32425 Feb 28, March 7, 2018 3-3442 BIDS The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners will receive bids from interested vendors for the procurement of OIL, GREASE and RELATED FLUID/LUBRICANT PRODUCTS. Bid deadline is March 21, 2018, at 3:00 PM (CST) at the County Commissioners Office. For complete bid package contact: Holmes County Board of County Commissioners Office, Attn: Hannah Benton, 107 E. Virginia Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425, 850-547-1119 or hcadmin@holmescount March 7, 14, 2018 3-3442 Notice A vehicle make, Chrysler, model Town and Country, Vine # 2, has been abandoned since 07-14-2016 at our facility, the storage fee is $15 per day. Furthermore, the vehicle is inoperable and has a storage fee. Call Edward Huff 850-547-7300 March 7, 2018 Executive OfficeSpace for rent downtown Chipley. (850)638-1918 Retail Store Space available.Main Street. Downtown Chipley. 850-638-1918 1BR and 2BR apartment for rent downtown Bonifay. $450 and $500. Deposit required. 305-965-1635. For Rent 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in Vernon. Clean, stove, refrigerator, central heat/air, convenient to Panama City Beach, section 8, Rental assistance. 850-638-4640 For Rent One Bedroom apartments for rent in Chipley. Convenient location. Stove and refrigerator furnished. No Pets. Smoke free environment. Call 850-638-4640. Publisher’s NoticeAll real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on a equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Nice cleanhouses, apartments & mobile homesfor rent in Bonifay area. HUD approved. Also, homes for sale, owner financing with good credit. Call Martha (850)547-5085, (850)547-2531. Rooms For Rent By Week.Comfortable rooms with microwave & refrigerator. All utilities paid. Cable and internet. Pet friendly at extra charge. Economy Lodge, Bonifay. 850-547-4167. 2/2 & 2/1 MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT2bed/2bath Mobile Home for rent in Chipley city limits. 2bed/1bath Mobile Home for rent. Contact Rodney: 850.638.1124 2/3/BR Mobile Homes For Rent $500/MO up. Cottondale area. Includes Garbage/ sewage/ lawn service. Electric $57 turn on fee. 850-209-8847 3/1 Country Home for RentDon’t miss this opportunity!! Completely remodeled 3Bed/1Bath w/ Garage.Home on Acreage Rodney: 850.638.1124 Mobile Home for rent. 2BR/2BA, water/sewer and lawn service furnished. 3 miles east of Vernon on Pioneer Rd. No pets, don’t ask. 850-849-6842, 850-326-0528, or 850-638-9933. For Sale Two acre plot and one acre plot in Jacob City, FL. Call 850-849-9338. Highway 77 2 miles south of Chipley 4-8 acre tract Bedie Road. Call Milton Peel at 850-638-1858 or 326-9109 For Rent First in Chipley, Mini Warehouses. If you don’t have the room, “We Do” Lamar Townsend (850)638-4539, north of Townsend’s. Jean’s Cleaning Service Quality cleaning ant reasonable rates. Have good references and dependable. Call Jean 850-849-3535 J3’s Lawn and Palm, LLCRetired Military looking to maintain your Lawn, we also Pressure Wash. Call or text Kay or James at 850-768-4589 or 850-703-1706. Discount for more than one customer in your general area. Turn to classified! You can bank on our bargains! Buy it! Classified. Make your move to the medium that’s your number one source of information about homes for sale! For all your housing needs consult Classified when it’s time to buy, it’s the resource on which to rely.