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** By Staff ReportHOLMES COUNTY Quali-fying closed Friday for Holmes County public offices.Incumbent Mickey Locke (R) will face a run off on the Novem-ber ballot against republicans Brandon Newsom and Scott F. Prescott for the County Commissioner District 2 seat. Incumbent Danny Powell (R) is up against Edward O. Paul (R) and Earl Stafford (R) for the County Commissioner District 4 seat.For School Board seat for District 1, Kaci Howell Johnson (NON), Eric Marell (NON), J. Wayne Marsh (NON) and Joey Whitaker are all vying to fill the seat being departed by Rusty Williams. With the exit of Sid Johnson, District 5 seat will be filled with one of the following: Leesa Lee (NON), Vernon Lewis Jr. (NON) or Freddie McIntosh (NON). Primaries will be held Aug. 28 and the general election Nov. 6. The deadline to register to vote in each is 29 days before elections July 30 for the primaries and Oct. 9 for general. Early voting is Aug. 18-25 and Oct 27-Nov. 3, respectively.Floridas voters will see a range of hot topic issues this November. Here are a few our readers may show heightened interest in.Amendment 1: Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption, which increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed valuation of homestead property greater than $100,000 and up to $125,000 for all levies other than school district levies. The amendment shall take effect January 1, 2019.Amendment 3: Voter Con-trol of Gambling in Florida, which gives Florida voters exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling.Amendment 7: First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities Grants, which assesses a mandatory payment of death benefits and waiver of certain educational expenses to qualifying survivors of certain first responders and military members who die per-forming official duties. Amendment 8:School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools, which creates a term limit of eight consecutive years for school board members and requires the legislature to provide for the promotion of civic literacy in public schools. Currently, district school boards have a constitutional duty to operate, control, and supervise all public schools. The amendment main-tains a school boards duties to public schools it establishes, but permits the state to operate, control, and supervise public schools not established by the school board.Amendment 13: Ends Dog Racing, which phases out commercial dog racing in con-nection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected.Volume 128 Number 11 Phone: 850-547-9414 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ........A5-A6 Kids Activities ............A8 NASCAR ..................A12 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 A4Happy column with Hazel TisonB4Baptist College of Florida accepts applications @WCN_HCT ¢ Wednesday, June 27, 2018 imes A dvertiser HOLMES COUNTY T BEST OF TRI-COUNTY NAMED! SEE TABLOID INSIDE Four county seats up for grabsStaff ReportBONIFAY A Ponce de Leon man has been arrested after attempting to meet a juvenile for the purpose of sex acts, Holmes County Sheriffs Office news release stated.Jarvis Dechavion Smith, 20, allegedly made arrange-ments to pick up a 12-year-old Holmes County female in order to "carry out" sexual acts, the release stated. A deputy with the Holmes County Sheriffs Office met with the parents of the 12-year-old on Sunday, June 24, after their daughter showed them sexually explicit texts she said were from Smith.In addition arranging to pick her up, Smith had also sent graphic communications to the child.HCSO reported after receiv-ing the information, along with a description of the subject, deputies observed a car driven by Smith pulled to the side of the road by the childs residence, with Smith's headlights turned off.Deputies initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Smith, who stated he was going to the residence to "meet a girl" and supplied the girls first name, the release stated. Smith later admitted his intentions for traveling to the girls home in a subsequent interview.Smith was arrested and charged with computer pornography/traveling to meet minor and driving while license suspended.Man arrested for attempting to meet child for sexSmith By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBONIFAY … A draft for a new code enforcement ordinance was introduced to the Bonifay City Council when they met in regular session June 25.Attorney Michelle Jordan presented the council with a draft ordinance that she says mirrors a nearby citys recently adopted ordinance on the same matters. Jordan also says the new ordinance will have teeth where the old one does not.This new ordinance will have some teeth when it comes to penalties and fines,Ž said Jordan. We will able to enforce matters more efficiently once this has been adopted.ŽCouncil members were directed to look over the draft and make a note of any ques-tions, concerns, additions or deletions they may have.More discussion is scheduled forthe next regular session meeting.Another proposed ordinance is set to bring the citys utility payment, cutoff schedule, penalties and reconnection fees up to date. The last time the ordinance was updated was in 1983 and caused confusion for residents and officials, officials noted. The new ordinance willestablish due dates, cut off for non payment dates, any reconnection fees and penalties. A draft of the ordi-nance is expected at the next council meeting.Bonifay mulls two ordinancesBy Jacqueline BostickTimes-Advertiser 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comWESTVILLE A local auctioneer Gary Newell suffered a great loss when his home was burned to a total loss two weeks ago. His 26-year-old granddaughter is belting out her own auction cry in hopes of raising money to help Newell rebuild his home."If anybody holds a benefit, they're going to call him; and if he can help any-body, he's going to do it," Timra Miller said. "I hope the community does the same for him."Newell and his wife Sue are from West-ville, where Newelle has served as done his cattle-rattle auctioneer chants for a number of causes for more than 33 years, Miller said.Auction to be held for auctioneer re victimThe home of local auctioneer Gary Newell and his wife Sue was burned to a total loss two weeks ago. [SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER] Local auctioneer Gary Newell and his wife Sue suffered a total loss of their home two weeks ago in a structural “ re. A bene“ t will be held for them on July 7 at New Hope Volunteer Fire Department. [SPECIAL TO TIMESADVERTISER] See FIRE, A2 See BONIFAY, A2


** A2 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserThe Newells home, 1746 Highway 179-A in Westville, was burned down in a suspected elec-trical fire that broke out on the back porch on June 12, according to Miller. No one was injured. Due to the age of the home, she said, the couple did not have insurance.A fundraising benefit will be held 10 a.m. July 7 at the New Hope Volunteer Fire Depart-ment, 1969 Highway 2 in Westville.Attendees can purchase plates for $7. Each plate includes one meat (chicken, fish or barbequed pork), two sides, a roll, slice of cake and a drink.An auction will start at 11 a.m. The auction includes a silent auction and a live auction for gift certificates, cakes, grills, quilts, baskets and other items.Her goal is to raise enough money to rebuild her grandparents' home; however, she said humbly Monday evening, "any amount will be appreciated."A GoFundMe page has been started to help raise $10,000. As of Tuesday morning, $1,375 had been raised.They have helped a lot of people over the course of 33 years and so this is an opportunity for the community to give back in return,Ž Miller said.Clothes are also be collected. Gary Newell wears a size 34-32 in pants, medium shirt and size 10 in shoes. Sue Newell wears size 10-12 in pants, large shirt and 7 in shoes. Destiny, the couple's daughter, wears 8-10 (girls) in pants, 7-8 shirt and size 3 in shoes. Toys are also be accepted for Destiny.To make an online donation, go to Gary-Amp-Sue-Newell. FIREFrom Page A1Opportunities to helpA fundraising bene“ t will be held 10 a.m. July 7 at the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department, 1969 Highway 2 in Westville. Plates are $7 each. A live and silent auction will be held at 11 a.m. To make an online donation, go to Gary-Amp-Sue-Newell. Local business owner Son Vo sent a letter to the council requesting assistance -in the form of discounted rates -with tap and impact fees for two suites at the Pho Noodle Restaurant. Vo plans to utilize the empty space in the restaurant by sectioning them into separate suites for two more businesses. Council member Ricky Callahan requested to go with Public Works Supervisor Jack Marell to the location and bring back a recommendation to the council on the matter, his query was approved.In other business, Holmes County All Stars 8U girls softball team was awarded $250 to help with their trip to the state championship in Lake Placid on July 11. Holmes County All Stars 9-10 boys baseball team was also given a $250 donation from the council for their trip to Sebring for a shot at the state championship on July 13.Bonifay City Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on July 9. BONIFAYFrom Page A1Holmes County All Stars girls softball team accepted a donation from Bonifay City Council to help with their trip to state championship games next month. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMES-ADVERTISER] chipleypaper.comBy Diane M. RobinsonThe News | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@ chipleypaper.comCHIPLEY … The last of the three government entities, Washington County Board of County Com-missioners, approved the interlocal agreement 2 (ILA2) to activate 79 Cor-ridor Authority.The 79 Corridor Project will bring water and sewer facilities from Bonifay in Holmes County, south to Douglas Ferry Road in Washington County.Bonifay and Holmes County Board of County Commissioners approved the interlocal agreement 2 (ILA2) earlier this month.The signing of the agreement will establish the Authority and allow the existing planning com-mittee to abdicate. The Authority will be made up of three members, a representative from each county commission and a representative of the City of Bonifay. A general man-ager will be hired who will oversee the project design and construction.Once all entities have signed the agreement, it will then go into effect.Final entity signs 79 Corridor agreementThey have helped a lot of people over the course of 33 years and so this is an opportunity for the community to give back in return.ŽTimra Miller  The y have hel p ed a lot of p eo p le over t he course of 33 years and so this is an o pportunity for the community to g ive back in return. Ž T imra Mill er


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** A4 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser OPINION Have something to say?Letters to the editor and comments on Web versions of news stories are welcomed. Letters are edited only for grammar, spelling, clarity, space and consistency, but we ask that they be limited to 300 words where possible. Letter writers are asked to provide a home address and daytime telephone number (neither is printed) for veri“ cation purposes. Letters may be sent to 1364 N. Railroad Ave., Chipley, FL 32428 or emailed to news@chipleypaper. com. Please specify if the letter should be printed in the Washington County News or Holmes County Times-Advertiser. Questions? Call 638-0212. The 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“ Interim Editor: Jacqueline Bostick, 850-638-0212 News, sports, opinion: Classi“ ed: 850-638-0212, 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 INTERIM EDITOR Jacqueline Bostick PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Cameron Everett Three years ago this month Donald Trump descended the escalator inside Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for the presidency. And many of the presidents critics would maintain that he dragged down the nature of our conversation about politics along with him. Its indisputable that the president bears much of the blame for the coarsening of our political discourse, and his foes fret that his tweets and rhetoric represent the new normal for debating policy. But its misguided and ignorant of our history to see him as an aberration. We once had a sitting vice president shoot and kill a political rival in duel; once had a lawmaker nearly beat another to death with a cane on the Senate floor; once had lawmakers engage in fistfights in the Capitol; once featured newspapers and politicians taking swipes at our presidents or presidential candidates as pimps, children of hookers, hermaphroditical.Ž Still, since Trump came to office, we do see a regrettable trend in this regard. Two weeks ago actor Robert DeNiro went on stage at the Tony Awards and simply declared, F--Trump.Ž Twice. After ABC recently fired Roseanne Barr for an offensive tweet about a former Barack Obama adviser, comedian Bill Maher went on his HBO show to defend and repeat a previous jokeŽ that Trump was the product of sex between his mother and an orangutan. Last week news channels broadcast video of a Justice Department intern yelling her own DeNiro-quality insult as the president walked through the Capitol.Right after Trumps inauguration, Madonna stood before thousands at the Womens March and unloaded her own F-word-littered tirade at Trump and those critical of her tone. We could fill this newspaper with such examples pertaining to Trump. And thats not to mention the many occasions when critics have encouraged or simulated violence against the current president „ heated rhetoric that a year ago led a Bernie Sanderssupporting loon to open fire at Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game. The issue here is not so much harsh criticism of the president; thats as old as the nation itself. Rather, we take exception to the weird insinuation that, for Trumps critics, he is somehow to blame for their actions. Trump is Trump and will behave accordingly. But how people choose to react to his comments and tweets is entirely on them. Its the height of hypocrisy to gripe that Trump is dragging us into the gutter, but then applaud his gutter-mouthed critics. It seems so long ago when Michelle Obama told Democrats at their national convention that, in the age of Trump, Our motto is when they go low, we go high.Ž How quickly that was abandoned. Those who engage in this return-fire antiTrump crassness, or support it, are not offering a solution to incivility; theyre part of the problem. This editorial first appeared in the Lakeland Ledger, a sister paper with GateHouse Media. These days, it takes two to be crudeANOTHER VIEW It is almost the end of June and it seems that day before yesterday was Mothers Day; now we have celebrated Fathers Day and July 4th is staring us in the face. How is it that time moves so much faster than it used to? At least it seems that way. Well they say, time flies when you are having fun so I think that is why time seems to fly by. Our calendars are full and we have something to do every day,Summers do pass faster than when I was a child and even when my children were growing up. But in my childhood and youth, summers were actually longer because we only went to school eight months instead of nine as they do currently. I was in the eleventh grade when schools added another month. I can remember the year was 1948 and I celebrated a birthday at school for the first time since it came in May and school was usually out. So until then our summer vacation was four months instead of three. Today kids are involved in so many activities. There are athletic leagues that many are involved in. Most churches hold Vacation Bible Schools and go all out with decorations to make it a memorable event. Now, however, it lasts only one week. When my children were at home and I was working in VBS we went for two weeks. I never heard of vacation Bible school when I was a child. Some summers we did have singing schools at the church which lasted a week and went all day. We learned rudiments of music and at the end we had a sing when the parents came and we each had to lead a song by marking the time with hand movement. Down, left, right, up. That was the one week of our lives when we had sliced bread so that we could have tomato sandwiches for lunch. We just carried the loaf, the mayonnaise, and the tomatoes and sliced them on the spot. Our drink was water from the hand pump at the church. My family never took a vacation. I might go and spend a week with my cousin Kathleen in Leonia, but we were even more isolated there than we were at home on Bonifay Route One. For our children we did have a trip to Daytona Beach each summer when their dad, the Agriculture teacher attended the AG Teachers summer conference. They were strongly encouraged to attend and the county paid his expense and the family went along. While the men, and all the teachers were men back then, the wives and children congregated on the beach. Strong friendships were forged during that week and we looked forward to it from year to year. In addition, we had a few day trips to the beach during the summer and numerous swims in Wrights Creek at the Chaulk Hole, the Blue Hole or the Wayside Park on Highway 79. For the Wells kids, our summers consisted mostly of work. Of course there were always chores such as feeding livestock and chickens. A never ending chore was chopping and bringing in stove wood for the endless meals and canning that kept the wood stove hot most summer days. Scraping potatoes, shucking corn and shelling peas were also never ending chores. But the work then started. For us it was mostly gathering produce to sell on the biweekly trips to Panama City and the beaches, whatever was in season, field peas, butter beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, turnips, collards, eggplant. Etc. But before the produce was done, there was hoeing and plowing. And of course there was the cotton to pick which started just as school was back in session, so we really looked forward to going back to school, seeing our friends, and missing out on a few hours of labor. If our lives at that time seem grim, it was not. We had a few breaks. Visitors were frequent. Quick dips in Holmes Creek at Cowford were frequent. Gum Creek was in walking distance. Watermelon cuttings were a daily thing. Yes, it does seem that time flies and that summer is passing way too fast, but the world isn't turning any faster. We keep our calendars so full and we rush from event or obligation to another that we just seem to have little time. The only thing I can suggest is to take time to enjoy small daily pleasures. I am always hearing the term Live in the moment.Ž Maybe thats what it means.ŽHAPPY CORNERSummer vacation is almost half over Hazel TisonThe Pew Research Center quiz was harder than I expected." "Ah, yes, you speak of the recently released survey in which Pew quizzed 5,035 adult Americans to determine their ability to distinguish between factual information and opinion statements in the news." "That's right. The Pew website lets anyone take a quiz featuring 10 statements, five that are true-or-false factual statements and five that are opinion statements. Pew told me to ignore whether or not a statement is accurate and also to ignore whether or not I agree with it. I follow the news and figured I'd ace the quiz, but I didn't." "Let's take a look at the quiz. Pew's first statement says, 'Abortion should be legal in most cases.' Did you classify that as a fact or an opinion?" "I classified it as an opinion and got it right. This is a contentious issue, but the statement is still an opinion." "Pew's second statement said, 'Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally have some rights under the Constitution.' How did you classify that one?" "It's factual. Look, it's true that undocumented immigrants don't have the full rights of a U.S. citizen, but, according to the ACLU, our Constitution does afford them some rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, privacy and others. I struggled with Pew's next statement, however." "That 'Democracy is the greatest form of government'?" "Yes. I classified it as a fact, because I strongly believe that democracy in our case a representative republic is the greatest, but the statement is, in truth, an opinion." "It's not always easy to separate one's strong beliefs and opinions from facts. Pew found that each participant was more likely to classify both factual and opinion statements as factual when the statements validated his or her personal politics or beliefs." "That's probably why Pew chose 10 statements that may get people fired up, depending on their political points of view. Such as this one that's still driving conspiracy nuts crazy: 'President Barack Obama was born in the United States.' I correctly classified that as a fact."Confusing Facts & Opinions Tom Purcell


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 A5By Brendan FarringtonThe Associated PressSANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. „ Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Floridas Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach?In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar just in time for the July 4th holiday.As of July 1, Walton County Sheriff Michael Adkinson said New law reignites beach access ght in PanhandleStaff ReportBONIFAY …One Bonifay woman has been arrested following a narcotics sting.According to a Holmes County Sheriffs Office news release, Tabitha L. Bloodsworth, 36, of a Mills Road address in Bonifay, was arrested June 8 after HCSO conducted the buy of five Suboxone pills for cash while in the presence of a minor child.Bloodsworth was booked into the Holmes County Jail on charges of sale of a controlled substance and child neglect.Bonifay woman arrested for drugs, child neglectBy David Adlerstein653-8894 | dadlerstein@starfl.comEASTPOINT „ A fast-moving fire that whirled like a tornado Sunday evening through an almost thousand-acre stretch of mobile homes thatborder the state forest destroyed at least three dozen of them, Franklin County officials said.That doesnt include the many fishing boats and pickup trucks that once pop-ulated almost every front yard, nowreduced to apun-gent carcass of charred metal or fiberglass.Pam Brownell, the countys emergency management director, said the fire took the structure and contents of least 36 homes, with four more burned to some degree. Because of its wind-driven gyrations, the fire missed sev-eral properties along its path, leaving them unscathed.The loss of property is estimated to be at least $800,000, according to Property Appraiser Rhonda Skipper.Among those who lost everything was Matt Polous, whose property at 605 Ridge Road was among the first to be consumed after the fire quickly curled south from Bear Creek Road. Polous ran to awake his neighbor, Sean Boatwright, and when his wife Paula pulled up, return-ing from her job on St. George Island, he yelled for her to leave. She never entered the home; he left without even his billfold.My whole backyard was full of boats,Ž he said, at least 14 different ones, from a 55-foot grouper boat down to a 17-footer. One of those boats belonged to his brother-in-law, Jeff Page, who planned to oyster Monday morning.Sheriff A.J. Smith said Monday morning that one man died Sunday evening of what appeared to be heart attack, after receiving CPR near the Eastpoint Cemetery as he rushed to rescue his dogs from the fire.The fire began about 4 p.m. Initial fire crews from Apala-chicola and Eastpoint at first watched as the fire remained at a distance, but as the fire neared, the winds helped propel it through Bear Creek, Ridge Road and Wilderness Road. By a little after 6 p.m., the fire was threatening those homes and an evacuation was called by the sheriff for those areas, as well as CC Land, Twin Lakes, North Bay Shore and portions of State 65.Its terrible. Its catastrophic,Ž said Smith. There are a lot of homes that are gone. Its probably one of the most intense fires Ive seen in my career. Some of them lost everything theyve ever worked for. Its heartbreaking.ŽGov. Rick Scott toured the damage about 8 a.m. Monday, and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis later in the afternoon. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will be visiting Tuesday.Duke Energy crews worked all day to restore power, and law enforcement officials gradually let property owners Fire devastates eastpoint homesA refrigerator, stove and two yard chairs are just about all that is left of this Ridge Road home in Eastpoint. [DAVID ADLERSTEIN PHOTOS/THE TIMES] Bloodsworth See LAW, A6 See FIRE, A6 Staff ReportBONIFAY … Two men are facing multiple charges after leading Holmes County law enforcement on a chase Thursday afternoon.According to a Holmes County Sheriff's Office news release, investigators received information that Desmond Jackson, of Bonifay, could be found driving a gold-colored SUV on a suspended license in the area of Arettea Street and Banfill Avenue in Bonifay and selling illegal narcotics.Jackson was located driving the suspect vehicle on Kansas Pursuit, foot chase ends in arrestSee CHASE, A6 LOCAL & STATE


** A6 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiserhis deputies will have to start arresting people who put their beach blankets down in front of private homes and refuse to leave.We will start enforcing private property rights, which is up to including removing people from the beach,Ž Adkinson said. We are required by law to treat the beach as if its somebodys front yard.ŽTo county residents like Dave Rauschkolb, a surfer and restaurant owner, thats just wrong.Beach access should be sacrosanct for all. The notion of a private beach is an oxymoron,Ž he said. After this goes into effect, people can be physically removed from specific beaches, like bouncers at a bar, and to me thats despicable.Ž return to their homes.Todd Schroeder, a public information officer for the Florida Forest Service, said the fire was 95 percent contained by early Monday evening.Speculation was rampant in the Eastpoint community that a controlled burn by a state contractor earlier in the week had reignited and spread out of control, but Schroeder offered no fur-ther details.I am sure over this period theres been controlled burns,Ž he said. I dont have knowledge to be able to speak to that yet. I cant substantiate that for you tonight.ŽAt least three arson investigators from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were on hand, as well as those from sheriffs office, who are working closely with them. Were going to be working on what caused the fire,Ž said Smith. Well get to the bottom of it.ŽFire departments from throughout the county, as well as Liberty, Wakulla and Gulf counties, responded to the fire as deputies rushed to evacu-ate the area. Brownell estimated about 125 people were forced from their homes.We called out every deputy we had,Ž said Smith. It was all hands on deck.ŽEastpoint Fire Chief George Pruett said deputies quick evacuation efforts saved lives.Had they not been there, there would have been a massive loss of life theres no doubt in my mind. We were bypassing houses that were completely burning,Ž he said. We were trying to save the ones we could save.ŽThe sheriff said there was at least one traffic mishap in the rush and confusion, and that deputies made one arrest, although it was not related to looting.The Eastpoint Fire Sta-tion initially opened up for those evacuees, and those who didnt find a place with family or friends, were directed to the East-point Church of God. The American Red Cross was busy registering people, and offered them an over-night shelter. The women of the church prepared breakfast for the people Monday morning.The Red Pirate served up food Sunday night to those who fled the flames, cook-ing up hamburgers brought over from Fishermans Choice from the recent youth fishing tournament.Among those who stopped by was Cody Putnal, who lives at 677 Wilderness Road, along with his mother Martha, and brother Joey.Putnal said he believes their home was spared because about six months ago they had cleared out much of the property to make room for four horses they brought in.He said Joey let the horses loose as the flames neared, and the family quickly packed goats, chickens and ducks into a Jeep to get them out safely.The fire just missed the horses,Ž said Putnal.Cody Putnal said he heard an explosion, and went to see what it was. Others recalled hearing what likely were propane tanks, shotgun shells, gasoline cans, and even vehicles exploding.Martha Putnal said she looked out a window and noticed Its getting black out thereŽ and then realized the flames were whipping toward the house, and she had better leave. Paul Sanders stopped by the Red Pirate, and said he believes the fire destroyed his home. He comforted his 8-year-old son.We have each other,Ž he told the boy, who just months earlier had lost his mother.Cody Putnal said he ran out of the house so fast he left his medicines, some for a heart ailment. His mother said that as they fled, they passed by the house of a friend, Mason Moore, and saw it was completely gone.You could see through the house all the way to Ridge Road,Ž she said. The fire was moving down the road. We drove through it.ŽChristy Russell had to convince her boyfriend, Ryan Williamson, who at first thought it was a little house fire down the road,Ž to flee.Everybody was going down the road,Ž he said. Panicking,Ž she added.Williamson didnt even grab his wallet and Russell took only one thing as she left.The first thing I grabbed was my babys blanket,Ž she said.She ran next door to alert her neighbor. All I could see was orange,Ž Russell said. I felt the heat.Ž The Humane Society animal shelter remained open, and accepted animals displaced by the fire.Gov. Scott promised to bring those affected the help they need.Our heart goes out to all the families impacted by this. Were going to see what resources there are at the state and federal level,Ž he said. Franklin County is a county that shows up and takes care of its citi-zens and were going to do the same thing as well.Ž FIREFrom Page A5 LAWFrom Page A5Workers for Progress Energy work on restoring power to Ridge Road, as a scorched car lies in a ditch off the side of the road. Taking part in a telephone conference call with state of“ cials from the Eastpoint Firehouse are, from left, Tress Dameron, emergency management coordinator; Pam Brownell, emergency management director; Joe Taylor, director of Franklins Promise Coalition, which is directing volunteer efforts; and Traci Moses, superintendent of Franklin County schools. [DAVID ADLERSTEIN/THE TIMES] Avenue. When the inves-tigator attempted to stop the vehicle, Jackson accelerated, traveling through a ditch in an effort to flee, the release stated.The pursuit continued down Arrettea Street and over to Banfill Avenue, going head-on with other HCSO deputies. Jackson again refused to stop, continuing the pursuit until stopping in front of his residence on Midway Street, where he bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot, the release stated.Investigators followed, apprehending Jackson in the wooded area behind A+ Pharmacy. Investigators also recovered a plastic bag containing trafficking amount of MDMA (ecstasy) in that same area.Jacksons passenger was identified as Anthony Willis of Geor-gia. A search of the vehicle revealed a set of scales, along with a small amount of marijuana, according to the release.Both Jackson and Willis are charged with trafficking in MDMA, possession of marijuana, possession of drug para-phernalia. Jackson, who is currently on state pro-bation for robbery and theft, also faces charges of the sale of ecstasy and marijuana, driving while license suspended, flee-ing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, resisting arrest without violence, and violation of state probation.Holmes County Sher-iff John Tate thanked the Bonifay Police Depart-ment for their assistance, the release stated. CHASEFrom Page A5


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 A9 COMMUNITYIf you would like your events included in this list, email information to: Library to host HCHS BandBONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host the Holmes County High School Band at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Services Available for Caregivers WASHINGTON COUNTY … Funds are currently available to pro-vide a variety of services to persons 60 and above who live with a caregiver and need assistance with self-care, nutrition and/ or homemaking activities because of chronic health conditions or other problems of aging. A small stipend for the caregiver is part of the benefit. Income and asset restrictions apply. Funds are currently available to provide respite services to caregivers of persons 18+ who have memory-loss related to Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. The caregiver must provide care on a regular basis to qualify. For more information or to access the services provided under the Home Care for the Elderly program or the Alzheimer's Disease Initiative program, through the Washington County Council on Aging, pleasecontact the ElderHelpline at 1-800-963-5337. Pittman and Gritney Volunteer Fire Department to hold family fun dayPITTMAN … The Pittman Volunteer Fire Department will host a family fun day beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Department. They will be selling pulled pork and chicken plates for $6a plate there will also be an obstacle course for the kids. Shands life flight 5 from Shands Hospital in Gainesville will be landing at 10:30 a.m. to meet and greet the people of the community fire trucks will be on display an auction and Ron French with All Heart Ministries will be singing at 11 a.m. Chief Alfred Sellers will be hold-ing a question and answer session at 1 p.m. about the benefits of the volunteer fire departments to their communities. There will be plenty of fun for the entire family. Library to host Animal TalesBONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host Animal Tales at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 5 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Chipley Farmers Markey now openCHIPLEY … The Chipley Farmers Market is now open for the 2018 season from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The market is located at 685 Seventh Street at the "Train Depot" between Highway 90 and the Amtrak Station and behind the Historical Society. For more information call Ruby Wilkenson at 850-638-0473, the Extension Office at 850-638-6180 or Elaine Milton at 334-405-1408. Varnum family reunion to be heldWAUSAU … The 31st Annual Varnum Family Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the Wausau City Hall. Bring a favorite dish for a day of fun food and fellowship. Bene“ t for Gary and Sue Newell to be heldNEW HOPE … Gary and Sue Newell lost their home and all belonging in a house fire Tuesday, June 12. There will be a benefit held from 10 a.m. until Saturday, July 7 at the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department. Lunch plates will be sold for $7 per plate and will consist of fish, chicken or BBQ pork, two sides, roll, cake and drink. There will also be an auction at 11 a.m. to included cakes, grills, gift certificates, gift baskets, and more. For more infor-mation call Timra Miller at 850-307-2150. Library to host a Battle of the BandsBONIFAY … The Holmes County Public Library will host a Battle of the Bands at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Bonifay K-8 School. The program is part of the 2018 FLYP Summer Program. For more information call 850-547-3573. Kolmetz family to hold creek side dinner and sing VERNON … The annual Kolmetz family creek side dinner and sing will be held at Friday, July 13. The dinner will be held at noon at Dannys Creek Side on Creek Road in Vernon. The sing will be held at 6 p.m. at Live Oak Church on River Road. Tri-County Community Council to host a BINGO nightsCHIPLEY … Tri-County Community Council will host a night of BINGO for Toys for Tots at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at the Washington County Agri-culture Center. A table for up to eight people is $160 or walk-ins are $15 per-person. Bring a new toy and get three free raffle tickets. Water, tea and finger foods will be served. Raffled off will be door hangers, car washes, jewelry, a cooler, grill VR headset, and more. For more information call Scessalie Austin at 850-547-4921. Kolmetz family reunion to be heldVERNON The Kolmetz family reunion will be held a noon Saturday, July 14 at Hinsons Cross-roads Fire Department. The fire department is located on Douglas Ferry Road in Vernon. George M. Cohan Tonight! to hit the stageCHIPLEY George M. Cohan Tonight! a one man show starring Kevin Russell and directed by Mil Cox will take the stage at 7 p.m. Satur-day, July 14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15 at the Spanish Trail Playhouse located ate 680 Second Street in Chipley. George M. Cohan Tonight! is a 2006 musical, conceived, written and arranged by Chip Deffaa, with music and lyrics by George M. Cohan, and additional material by Chip Deffaa. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale online at ( or at The Spanish Trail Playhouse Theatre box office located at 680 2nd Street, Chipley, Flor-ida. The ticket office will be open Monday-Thurs-day 8 a.m. to noon and until 1 p.m. the week of the show. Call 638-9113 for more information. Library to host Dr. Magical BalloonsCHIPLEY … The Wash-ington County Library will host Dr. Magical Bal-loons at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16 at the Washington County Agriculture Center. This show is a mix of balloon shenanigans, magic and comedy. This program is designed for all ages. For more informa-tion call 850-638-1314. WCCS sets orientation dateCHIPLEY … Washington County Christian School will hold orientation Friday, August 3. Preschool, pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will meet at 9 a.m. 1st grade through 12th grade will meet at 3 p.m.COMMUNITY EVENTS


** A10 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser DATELINESBERLINCourt convicts Syrian who beat man A Berlin court convicted a 19-year-old Syrian on Monday of serious bodily harm and slander for attacking a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in the German capital in April.The 21-year-old victim, an Arab Israeli who said he wore the Jewish kippa, or yarmulke, in a show of solidarity with his Jewish friends, filmed his attacker whipping him violently with a belt while shouting Yahudi!Ž „ Jew in Arabic.Berlins regional court sentenced the defendant, who wasnt named due to privacy rules, to four weeks of juvenile detention.NASHVILLE, TENN. Staci Jones poses for a photo at her lawyers of“ ce on Friday in Collierville, Tenn. Advocates for domestic violence victims are praising a new Tennessee law that seeks to stop a common tactic that batterers use after their victims have ” ed to safety: Filing frivolous lawsuits designed to bankrupt or in” ict more harm on the people they already have abused. Jones said she probably owes more than $100,000 from ongoing legal battles with a man she hoped to never see again. [ADRIAN SAINZ/AP]WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Of“ ce of the White House, Monday in Washington. The Trump administration appears to be walking away from a pledge to enforce an arrangement to stabilize southwestern Syria as the Syrian military presses ahead with an offensive in the rebel-held area despite repeated U.S. warnings. The offensive violates an agreement between the U.S., Russia and neighboring Jordan. [EVAN VUCCI/AP]By Sam OlukoyaThe Associated PressLAGOS, Nigeria „ Scores of people died in central Nigeria during vicious weekend clashes between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farm ers, with one report citing police saying 86 people were killed. By some accounts, the growing conflict over resources has become deadlier than Nige-rias Boko Haram extremist insurgency.Nigerias president accused unnamed politicians in a statement Monday of taking advantage of the chaos ahead of next years elections, calling it incredibly unfortunate.ŽDramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. Smoke rose in the distance. Women and chil-dren clutching overstuffed bags piled into the back of trucks, seeking a way out.President Muhammadu Buhari warned against reprisal atta cks after the deeply unfortunate kill-ings across a number of communitiesŽ in central Plateau State as the military, police and coun-terterror units were sent to end the bloodshed.No efforts will be sparedŽ to find the attackers, Buhari said.Nigerias government said scoresŽ were killed, but did not provide an official death toll. The independent Channels Television cited a Plateau State police spokesman, Mathias Tyopev, as saying 86 people had been killed and at least 50 houses destroyed.Mass burials began Monday amid fears that the death toll was even higher.Please remain calm,Ž said the Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, as a helicopter whirred overhead. It is very, very, unfortunate that an incident is happening again like this.ŽThe deadly clashes between herders and farm-ers are a growing security concern in Africas most populous country, which is roughly split between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south.The threat from Boko Haram, which continues to carry out attacks in the northeast, has been cited as a cause of the growing tensions. Herders in search of safe grazing land, and also feeling the effects of climate change, have been forced south into more populated farming communities. The widespread security issues pose a major challenge to Buhari, a Muslim former military ruler who won office in a democratic transfer of power in 2015, as elections approach next year.The latest clashes began when about 100 cattle were rustled and some herders were killed, the statement from Buharis office said. Less than 24 hours later, violence broke out. Some thugs then took advantage of the situation, turning it into an opportunity to extort the public, and to attack people from rival political parties.ŽSome people were dragged from their cars and attacked if they said they supported certain politi-cians, the statement said.The Plateau State governor announced a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in the communities of Jos South, Riyom and Barkin Ladi until further notice.Observe the curfew, observe the curfew, and I will still remind them to observe the curfew,Ž he said.86 killed in Nigeria as farmers, herders clash NATION & WORLDA woman stands near her relative as he receives treatment Monday at the Jos University teaching hospital in Jos, Nigeria, after clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Dramatic footage from Jos showed angry people waving machetes and sticks and shouting at passing security forces as they weaved around overturned and burning vehicles. [THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** A12 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser NASCAR THIS WEEKFEUD OF THE WEEK SPEED FREAKSA few questions we had to ask ourselvesCUP STANDINGS WHATS ON TAP QUESTIONS & ATTITUDECompelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answersGODWINS PICKS FOR CHICAGOLAND 12345678910 KEN WILLIS TOP 10 NASCAR DRIVER RANKINGSKEVIN HARVICK Will regain winning formula soon KYLE BUSCH Will “ nish third at Chicagoland MARTIN TRUEX JR. Dont pit!Ž CLINT BOWYER Middle name is Edward KURT BUSCH His Cubs are in town this weekend BRAD KESELOWSKI Twice a winner, always a factor at Chicago JOEY LOGANO Thinks Joliet was Romeos lover DENNY HAMLIN 27 starts without a win ARIC ALMIROLA Doing well, can he take the next step? The Daytona Beach News-Journals Godwin Kelly & Ken Willis have covered NASCAR for nearly 60 years combined. godwin.kelly@ ken.willis@news-jrnl.comMOTOR MOUTHS PODCASTWere quickly gaining ground on the midway point of the 2018 season, and the boys in the pod are halfway excited. Tune in online at daytonamotormouths CHASE ELLIOTT 0-for-93, but whos counting? Weve been known to downplay fuel mileageŽ wins here. What about a pit strategyŽ victory? GODSPEAK: Sonoma has always been about track position. Truex & Co. created a better mouse trap to crush the “ eld last Sunday. KENS CALL: Brilliant, I say. Its the latest unintended (?) consequence of stage-racin. Cant wait to see crew chiefs out-think themselves at Watkins Glen.Any chance whatsover we “ nally get a surprise winner this week? If so, who? GODSPEAK: I have thrown in the towel on surprise winners. Now the question is which car „ No. 4, No. 18, No. 78 „ will win at Chicagoland? KENS CALL: Doubtful. But if someone jumps out of nowhere to win ... oh, wait ... would Jimmie be considered a surprise? WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. REST OF TOP 5: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin FIRST ONE OUT: Ty Dillon DARK HORSE: Jamie McMurray DONT BE SURPRISED IF: This seasons cycle of streaky wins continues with Truex winning two straight. DANIEL SUAREZ VS. JIMMIE JOHNSON: While battling for position, Suarez said Johnson dumpedŽ him during a last-lap battle for mere crumbs „ speci“ cally, an 11th-place “ nish. GODWIN KELLYS TAKE: We are looking at two drivers who are having dif“ cult seasons. One more incident could ignite a brouhaha between these two. Keep the “ re extinguishers handy! CUP SERIES: Overtons 400 SITE: Chicagoland Speedway (1.5-mile oval) TV SCHEDULE: Saturday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.), qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.). Sunday, race (NBC Sports Network, coverage begins at 2 p.m.; green ” ag, 2:45 p.m.) XFINITY: Overtons 300 SITE: Chicagoland Speedway SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (NBC Sports Network, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) Saturday, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 12:30 p.m.), race (NBC Sports Network, 3:30 p.m.) CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS: Overtons 225 SITE: Chicagoland Speedway TV SCHEDULE: Friday, race (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) 1. Kyle Busch 696 2. Kevin Harvick 624 3. Joey Logano 584 4. Brad Keselowski 554 5. Martin Truex Jr. 546 6. Clint Bowyer 544 7. Kurt Busch 524 8. Denny Hamlin 505 9. Kyle Larson 472 10. Aric Almirola 471 11. Ryan Blaney 466 12. Jimmie Johnson 419 13. Chase Elliott 411 14. Erik Jones 376 15. Alex Bowman 363 16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 346 17. Paul Menard 338 18. Austin Dillon 313 19. Daniel Suarez 290 20. William Byron 289THREE THINGS TO WATCHSONOMA THREE THINGS WE LEARNED1. Hello, Dale Jr.After being mostly out of sight since his last NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead in November, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will spread his wings on the new chapter of his racing life as a television commentator for NBC Sports this weekend. Fox Sports ended its 16-race opening run and has handed off to NBC, which takes the reins all the way to South Florida. It will be interesting to see what the TV ratings look like next week.2. No aero makeoverIn case you missed it, NASCAR said it wont try to jam the aero package used in the All-Star Race into any more races on 1.5-mile tracks this season. The package included restrictor plates and large rear spoilers, which bunched the “ eld during the All-Star run. NASCAR of“ cials said the package is something that could workŽ and said fans will see more of it in the 2019 season.3. Point racingIt has become painfully obvious that the 2018 season is a three-driver show among Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. They have won 12 of the “ rst 16 races. With only six drivers winning Cup Series races so far and 10 races to go, more drivers are taking a closer look at their points. Alex Bowman, currently 15th in points, is the points bubble man with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Paul Menard hot on his tail.„ Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comDale Earnhardt Jr. will make his television announcing debut this weekend for NBC. [AP/STEVE HELBER] 1. Evil geniusNASCAR has a new evil genius in crew chief Cole Pearn, who faked a pit-stop call that led Martin Truex Jr. to a runaway win at Sonoma. Its tough,Ž Pearn said. Everybody is so good in this, it sometimes takes something different to mix it up and pull one out.Ž2. Pole slideKyle Larson started from the pole at Sonoma, led two laps and then vanished into the crowd over the 1.99-mile road course. The 25-yearold driver was slipping and sliding and “ nished 14th. After four straight top-10 “ nishes, Larsons average in his last two starts is 21st.3. Brotherly loveAt the end of Sundays race, Kurt Busch was trying to hold off younger brother Kyle for “ fth-place honors. He failed. We were a top-“ ve car and couldnt quite hold off my little brother at the end,Ž sixthplace Kurt said. We battled ƒ I was hoping we could contend for a win.Ž„ Godwin Kelly, godwin.kelly@ news-jrnl.comMartin Truex Jr. raises the trophy after an easy Sonoma victory, thanks to a pit call from crew chief Cole Pearn. [AP/BEN MARGOT] Is Junior the answer?It obviously depends on the question, but assuming were talking TV ratings, no hes not. But Junior Earnhardts debut this week as part of NBCs broadcast team will at least be a partial answer, given that hes sure to attract some viewers who are either huge Junior fans or maybe just want to see how he transitions to this new role. As weve learned in recent years, hes thoughtful and honest, so assuming he can wedge his commentary into that c rowded booth, hell probably be very good. No additional plates?After experimenting with plate-racin in the All-Star Race, everyone was suddenly big on contrived pack-racing and looking to add it at other tracks. The assumption was, more would come next year. But some started clamoring for pushing the plates into more 2018 races. In the end, nope, wont happen, which likely means the team owners looked at the expenses involved and ” exed their collective muscle.„ Ken Willis, ken.willis@news-jrnl.comFeb. 11: Clash at Daytona (Brad Keselowski) Feb. 15: Can-Am Duel at Daytona (Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott) Feb. 18: Daytona 500 (Austin Dillon) Feb. 25: Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta (Kevin Harvick) March 4: Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas (Kevin Harvick) March 11: Camping World 500(k) at Phoenix (Kevin Harvick) March 18: Auto Club 400 at Fontana (Martin Truex Jr.) March 26: STP 500 at Martinsville (Clint Bowyer) April 8: OReilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas (Kyle Busch) April 15: Food City 500 at Bristol (Kyle Busch) April 21: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond (Kyle Busch) April 29: Geico 500 at Talladega (Joey Logano) May 6: AAA 400 at Dover (Kevin Harvick) May 12: Go Bowling 400 at Kansas (Kevin Harvick) May 19: All-Star Race at Charlotte (Kevin Harvick) May 27: Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (Kyle Busch) June 3: Pocono 400 (Martin Truex Jr.) June 10: FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan (Clint Bowyer) June 24: Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma (Martin Truex Jr.) July 1: Chicago 400 at Chicagoland July 7: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona July 14: Quaker State 400 at Kentucky July 22: New Hampshire 301 July 29: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Aug. 5: 355 at the Glen, at Watkins Glen Aug. 12: Pure Michigan 400 Aug. 18: Night Race at Bristol Sept. 2: Southern 500 at Darlington Sept. 9: Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Sept. 16: Las Vegas 400 Sept. 22: Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Sept. 30: Bank of America 500(k) at Charlotte road course Oct. 7: Delaware 400 at Dover Oct. 14: Alabama 500 at Talladega Oct. 21: Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Oct. 28: First Data 500 at Martinsville Nov. 4: Texas 500 Nov. 11: Can-Am 500(k) at Phoenix Nov. 18: Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 A13 SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFHARTFORD, CONN. UConn president: Ollie made serious violationsUConn President Susan Herbst told Kevin Ollie she was upholding his firing because the former mens basketball coach had a pat-tern of breaking NCAA rules and committed serious vio-lations, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.The school released the June 19 letter from Herbst to Ollie on Monday in response to open records requests from the AP and other news organizations.Ollie has asserted that the violations which led to his firing in March were minimal and isolated. Herbst refutes that idea in the letter, writing that eventually even a series of isolated or de mimimis violations can become a pattern of non-compliance, which is what occurred in the Mens Basketball program under your leadership.ŽShe said the violations are serious under any definition which may be applied and constitute just cause for your termination.Ž Ollies attorney, Jacques Parenteau, said the minor issues cited by Herbst cant be called a pattern just by lumping them together and claiming a pattern exists.ŽNEW YORKTop draft pick Mize gets $7.5M bonus with TigersNo. 1 overall pick Casey Mize agreed Monday to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers that includes a $7.5 million sign-ing bonus, the highest for any drafted player since 2011. In 17 starts at Auburn this year, Mize went 10-6 with a 3.30 ERA. The 6-foot-3 junior averaged 12.24 strike-outs per nine innings. The Tigers took him with the No. 1 draft pick earlier this month. His bonus in the highest for a player since Aug. 15, 2011, when pitcher Gerrit Cole agreed to an $8 million bonus with Pittsburgh and outfielder Bubba Starling stuck a $7.5 million deal with Kansas City.LONDONSwap at top: Nadal reclaims No. 1 rankingRafael Nadal is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, retaking the top spot from Roger Federer after just one week.Mondays new order is the sixth change of the year at No. 1, the most since there were eight in 1999.The record is 10 switches at No. 1 in 1983.Federer still is expected to be seeded No. 1 for Wim-bledon, where he won his record eighth championship a year ago. The grass-court Grand Slam tournaments seedings are scheduled to be announced Wednesday. Play begins next week.Nadal holds a 50-point edge over Federer in the rankings and will hold onto No. 1 for at least the next three weeks. By John WawrowThe Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. „ Rasmus Dahlin wasnt kidding about how hockey has become his sole obsession.No more than an hour after completing his introductory news conference in Buffalo on Monday, the NHLs No. 1 overall draft pick had already changed into a yellow Sabres prac-tice uniform and, with stick in hand, was on his way to hit the ice with a number of fellow prospects.Finally, after a monthlong pre-draft process of interviews, testing and cross-country travel that culminated in hearing his name called first from the podium in Dallas on Friday, Dahlin was back in his element.I used to play some golf and hang out with friends, but, yeah, I love to play hockey and thats my 100 percent thing I usually do,Ž the 18-year-old Swedish defenseman said. Im a pretty boring guy.Ž Off the ice, maybe.On the ice, Dahlin is con-sidered anything but boring with a heads-up, smoothskating and play-making style that has already drawn comparisons to elite Swed-ish defensemen such as Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and former Detroit Red Wings star Nicklas Lidstrom.In Buffalo, hes already captured the imagination of a win-starved base of fans, many of whom started submitting orders for Dahlins No. 26 Sabres jersey moments after he formally pulled one on to close the news conference.And yet, amid the buzz Dahlin has generated since the Sabres won the NHL draft lottery in April, its unrealistic to presume one player alone can turn around a franchise that has finished last in three of the past five years, not made the playoffs since 2011 and not won a playoff series since 2007.I dont actually think that way,Ž Dahlin said of whether he feels the weight of expec-tations on his 6-foot-2, 181-pound frame. Ill bring everything I can to this team and, yeah, try to win hockey games. Thats what I think about.ŽGeneral manager Jason Botterill was quick to inter-ject once Dahlin completed his answer.He doesnt need to be the savior,Ž Botterill said, before listing the talented young group of players already on Buffalos roster, including forward Jack Eichel.Dahlin debuts for Sabres By Tales Azzoni and Tim BoothThe Associated PressSOCHI, Russia „ Warm weather, beaches, amusement parks.Its not exactly what Australian fan Adam McKinley expected to find when he decided to make the trip to Russia for the World Cup. But thats exactly what he got in Sochi, the city introduced to the world as a winter destination during the Olympics four years ago, with its coastal location on the Black Sea and its majestic snow-capped peaks a short dis-tance away.Whenever I think of Russia, I picture something like cold Siberia. I picture, like, real cold stuff,Ž McKinley said. Ive been blown away by this. We even went for a swim and it was lovely. It was just nice and warm. Weve been pleasantly surprised.ŽSochi wasnt so cold during the Olympics, either, with tem-peratures frequently climbing into the mid-50s Fahrenheit in the Olympic Park. The chillier mountains are roughly an hours drive away.But in the summer, the snow is replaced by sun, lots of it, as Russias seaside playground explodes into a scene more akin to Southern California or Miami Beach than Siberia.The moment we saw Peru was going to play in Sochi, we wanted to come here,Ž said Peru supporter Luis Medina, one of the thousands of World Cup fans who have come to the city. We knew this was going to be the place to be.ŽEven the teams based in Sochi were taking full advantage of the regions attractions. Brazil was feeling right at home, enjoying the warm temperatures and a private beach at the teams hotel in possibly the closest setting to what it had back home before traveling to Russia.We are having lunch and breakfast with a view of the sea. Thats a plus for us,Ž goalkeeper Alisson said shortly after Brazil arrived.The Brazilians fought hard to secure Sochi as their base. The Austrian federation initially picked the five-star hotel where Brazil is staying, but luckily for the Brazilians, Austria did not end up qualifying for the World Cup.Germany stayed in Sochi during the Confederations Cup last year, but this time it chose a different location in part because it said it couldnt secure a proper private training field. After the opening loss to Mexico, some local media questioned whether the decision not to return to Sochi played a part in the teams disappointing performance.Poland also is based in Sochi. On a day off, the team visited the citys dolphin park, one of the most famous in the region.The micro-district of Adler, where the Olympic Park sits and the World Cup matches are played, is a hub of activities catering to tourists of all ages and tastes. Many gather at the rock-cov-ered beach by Fisht Stadium, which is hosting six World Cup matches, including one in the round of 16 and another in the quarterfinals.But if sunbathing isnt high on the agenda, there is plenty more to do.Sochi Park, known as the Russian Disneyland, is walking distance from the stadium. Based on local fairy tales, its the countrys first modern theme park „ and one of the biggest.It was mostly empty during the Olympics, but four years later it has been popular among World Cup fans. Officials esti-mate the tournament has added about 2,000 people a day to the park, which annually receives 1 million visitors.Its a shame we cant stay longer and enjoy more of the park because we have to go to the game,Ž Panama supporter Nathalie Nielsen Atencio said.The park includes a roller-coasterŽ restaurant, with orders sliding down to customers on metal tracks. Its believed to be the only restaurant of its type in Russia, and one of nine in the world.Also near the park is the Sochi Autodrom, which hosts Formula One races but is open to people wanting guided tours and even a chance „ for a price „ to drive the circuit.There are so many things to do in Sochi,Ž said Alexey Titov, who is in charge of the com-pany that organizes the Russian Grand Prix and operates the track. It has developed greatly in the past four years since the Olympics have gone. You can see it has changed massively. This place went from a swamp in 2008 to a thriving park with restaurants, food, activities, things to do.ŽSunny Sochi turns into World Cup playgroundTourists enjoy the beach at the Black Sea on Saturday in Sochi, Russia. Sochi in the summer is a whole lot different than what fans saw during the Winter Olympics. The snow is replaced by lots of sun as Russias summertime playground explodes in a scene more akin to Southern California or Miami Beach than Siberia. [PHOTOS BY REBECCA BLACKWELL/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE] A woman plays fetch with her dog on the Black Sea waterfront Friday during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Sochi, Russia. World Cup fans have been taking advantage of the beaches, waterparks and other warmweather activities in the Russian city, and teams have been eager to train there. No. 1 pick hits the ice upon arriving in Bu alo


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 B1CELEBRATE By Jacqueline BostickTimes-Advertiser 850-630-6167 | @_JBostick jbostick@chipleypaper.comHOLMES COUNTY Today is National HIV Test-ing Day.And the Florida Department of Health in Holmes and Washington counties, in partnership with the Bay County office, offers free testing.The HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) test requires a drop of blood from the finger tip. Results are confidential and available in 20 minutes. A state issued identification card is required.According to latest reports, Holmes County has historically maintained distance from state HIV rates. However, as states rates began to tumble since 2007, rates have increased since 2014 in Holmes County.In the latter year, the county reported a rate of 10 HIV cases per capita. By 2016, the rate had increased to 15.Washington and Holmes counties reported higher rates of HIV cases in 2016 than surrounding counties Bay, Walton and Jackson.Southern states made up more than half of new HIV diagnoses in 2016 and 38-percent of the national population, a Center for Dis-ease Control report states. The rural south accounted for 23-percent of new HIV diagnosis.With a more geographically dispersed population of people living with HIV in the south, the report stated, prevention and treatment present unique challenges.In effort of reaching those populations, the FDOH pinned this year's National HIV Testing Day theme as "Test your way. Do it today."It "serves as a reminder that HIV testing has never been more convenient because there are more ways than ever to get tested," an FDOH in Holmes and Washington counties news release stated."Florida remains a national leader in HIV testing, with over 1,400 registered HIV test sites which provide high-quality, confidential testing services at low or no cost."Last year, more than 340,000 HIV tests were done at state-registered testing sites.In addition to convenience, FDOH emphasizes early diagnosis."Studies have shown that providing antiretrovial therapy as early as possible after diagnosis improves a patient's health, reduces transmission and can even-tually lead to undetectable HIV viral loads."For more information about HIV testing, call the Florida HIV/AIDS hotline at 1-800-FLA-AIDS (1-800-352-2437) or chat with a live counselor online at the local FDOH office at 850-638-6240.National HIV Testing DayHealth department o ers free HIV testing Common Content Schedule an appointment for HIV testingCall 850-547-8500. The Bonifay of“ ce is located at 603 Scenic Circle. To “ nd other testing sites, visit www.KnowYourHIVStatus. com. Fees are based on income and family size, but you will not be turned away if you are unable to pay. Making an appointment is recommended, but walkins are welcome. Centers for Disease ControlPre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently. PrEP may be a good option for you if:Your partner lives with HIVYour partner's HIV status is not known.You've had an STD in the past 6 months.You use injection drugs.Your partner uses injection drugs.Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with con-doms and other prevention methods.PrEP should be taken every day. People who take PrEP should see their health care provider every 3 months for follow-up and prescription refills.PrEP is covered by most insurance programs. If you don't have insurance, you can get medication assistance to help pay for PrEP. Did you know?PrEP lowers your chances of getting infected.


** B2 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserBy Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ U.S. stocks slumped Monday as investors grew concerned that the technology sector, a pillar of the longrunning bull market, could be dragged into to the broadening trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Dow Jones industrial average fell for the ninth time in 10 days.Stocks sank after the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News reported that the administration intends to limit exports of some high-tech prod-ucts to China, and will limit investment in technology firms by companies with substantial Chinese ownership. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested the investment restrictions wouldnt be limited to China and the losses deepened. The Dow Jones Industrial Aver-age lost as much as 496 points.The market recovered some of those losses after Peter Navarro, one of Presi-dent Donald Trumps top trade advisers, told CNBC there was no plan for investment restrictions and that the administrations probe into alleged technology theft is limited to China.We hear one thing one hour and something that contradicts it the next hour or the next day,Ž said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab. Nobody knows what to think or what to believe. It makes it really tough to invest.ŽAll but one of the 72 technology companies listed on the S&P 500 index fell Monday. Those companies have done far better than the broader market over the last year and a half and investors had considered them to be less vulnerable to tar-iffs than other sectors like manufacturing. Taxes by the U.S. on tens of billions of dol-lars in imports from China, and retaliatory taxes by China on U.S. goods, are set to take effect in less than two weeks. While few investors expect a full-blown trade war, Frederick said talks appear to be going in the wrong direction.Every day you get closer to those partic-ular dates it gets more worrisome,Ž he said. Frederick said that is likely to lead to more market volatility.Stocks skid as trade worries pull tech lowerBy Ivan MorenoThe Associated PressMILWAUKEE „ Production of Harley-Davidson motorcycles sold in Europe will move from U.S. factories to facilities overseas, the Milwaukee-based com-pany announced Monday, a consequence of the retaliatory tariffs the EU is imposing on American exports in an escalating trade war with the Trump administration.President Donald Trump has used the iconic American motorcycle maker as an example of a U.S. business harmed by trade barriers in other countries, but Harley had warned that tariffs could negatively impact its sales.The European Union on Friday began rolling out tariffs on American imports including bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice The EU tar-iffs on $3.4 billion worth of U.S. products are retaliation for duties the Trump administration is imposing on European steel and aluminum.The company said in a regulatory filing Monday that EU tariffs on its motorcycles exported from the U.S. jumped between 6 percent and 31 percent, adding about $2,200 per aver-age motorcycle exported from the U.S. to the EU.The impact on U.S. workers because of Har-ley-Davidsons decision was not immediately clear. Harley-Davidson declined interview requests Monday but said in prepared remarks that the company maintains a strong commitment to U.S.-based manufactur-ing which is valued by riders globally.ŽHarley-Davidson Inc. sold almost 40,000 motorcycles in the EU last year, its secondlargest market after the United States, according to the company. The EU sales make up almost 16.4 percent of HarleyDavidsons worldwide sales. In the U.S., Harley-Davidson sold 147,972 motorcycles last year, according to company data.Increasing international production to alleviate the EU tariff burden is not the companys preference, but represents the only sustainable option to make its motorcycles accessible to customers in the EU and maintain a viable business in Europe,Ž the company said in its pre-pared remarks.Harley-Davidson said it will not raise its prices to avert an immediate and lasting detrimental impactŽ on sales in Europe. It will instead absorb a significant amount of the cost in the near term. It anticipates the cost for the rest of the year to be approximately $30 million to $45 million.Shifting the production overseas could take up to 18 months, the motor-cycle maker said.The company is already struggling with falling sales. In January, it said it would consolidate its Kansas City, Missouri, plant into its York, Penn-sylvania, facility. U.S. motorcycle sales peaked at more than 1.1 million in 2005 but then plummeted during the recession. It wasnt immediately known whether any other facilities would be consolidated. Harley-Davidsons announcement today is the latest slap in the face to the loyal, highly-skilled workforce that made Harley an iconic American brand,Ž Robert Martinez Jr., president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said in a statement. The union represents Harley-Davidson workers in Milwaukee, and the Kansas City and York plants.Will Harley use any excuse to ship jobs overseas?Ž Martinez added. Does Harley even under-stand what Made in America means?ŽThe Trump administra-tion has started fights with trading partners around the world, imposing tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, provok-ing retaliation from close U.S. allies including the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey. And it has announced tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods „ a tariff list that could swell to $450 billion if Beijing refuses to back down and counterpunches with retaliatory moves.More firms will follow Harleys lead and move production over-seas,Ž says Mary Lovely, a Syracuse University economist who studies trade. Cant blame them. Many companies are being put in very difficult positions.ŽUneasy riderBy Josh BoakThe Associated PressWASHINGTON „ Sales of new U.S. homes jumped 6.7 percent in May, with purchases in the South accounting for all of the monthly gains.The Commerce Department said Monday that new homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 689,000, up from 646,000 in April. The South reported monthly sales growth of 17.9 percent, while sales were flat in the Midwest and fell in the Northeast and West.For the first five months of this year, new-home sales have risen 8.8 percent as a solid job market and shortage of existing homes on the market have boosted demand. In a sign that buyers are eagerly seeking out properties among a diminished inventory, there was a 17.4 percent surge last month in the sale of homes before construction begins.With fewer buying options among exist-ing homes, homebuyer demand is shifting towards new builds,Ž said Ben Ayers, senior economist at the insurance company Nationwide.Buyers are also facing additional pressures as home values are gener-ally rising faster than incomes and average 30-year mortgage rates have risen to 4.57 per-cent from 3.90 percent a year ago. Both of these factors are increasing the monthly costs for repaying home loans.Aaron Terrazas, a senior economist at the real estate firm Zillow, said that sales growth was strong, yet construction was still running below historic levels given population growth.Were building roughly 2.7 homes for every 1,000 Americans well below historic averages form the 1980s and 1990s of about 4.2 homes per 1,000 residents,Ž Ter-razas said.Still, the government report on new-home sales can be volatile on a monthly basis, espe-cially when any growth or setbacks are focused in one region of the country. Mays median sales price dropped 3.3 percent from a year ago to $313,000. But the decline was largely because the sales growth was concentrated in the South, where new homes are generally cheaper.US new-home sales climbed 6.7 pct in MayHarley, stung by tari s, shi s some of its production overseas BUSINESS Rows of motorcycles sit behind a bronze plate on the showroom ” oor April 26, 2017, at a Harley-Davidson dealership in Glenshaw, Pa. Harley-Davidson, facing rising costs from new tariffs, will begin shifting the production of motorcycles heading for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas. [KEITH SRAKOCIC/AP FILE]


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 B3 Trivia FunŽ with Wilson Casey, Guinness World Record Holder from Woodruff, S.C., is published in more than 500 newspapers across the country. Comments, questions or suggestions? WC@TriviaGuy. com 1. To whom did author Herman Melville dedicate his novel Moby DickŽ?Nathaniel Hawthorne, Judas Iscariot, Queen Victoria, Danny Charles2. Who was immortalized as the heroine in 1933s King KongŽ (movie)?Jean Arthur, Billie Dove, Fay Wray, Geraldine Fitzgerald3. Which suit of diamonds playing card is called The Curse of ScotlandŽ?Ace, 2, 9, King4. Whose advertising campaign included, Does she or doesnt sheŽ?Hanes, Clairol, Oil of Olay, Lux5. What country was the birthplace of actor Sir Laurence Olivier?England, France, Canada, Italy6. When was the soft drink 7-Up introduced?1929, 1935, 1946, 1954 ANSWERS: 1. Nathaniel Hawthorne, 2. Fay Wray, 3. 9, 4. Clairol, 5. England, 6. 1929TRIVIA GUY SCHOOLS & SOCIETYJuly 4: All Personnel Out August 1: Pre-School Begins for Teachers and NonInstructional working teacher days 10: Classes Begin for Students September 3: Labor Day (Students and All Personnel Out/Paid Holiday for Teachers) October 5: Students and All Personnel Out 12: End of First Grading Period 18:Report Cards Go Home 26 … 29: Fall Break (Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel out) 30: Classes Resume November 19-23: Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel Out 22: Paid Holiday for Teachers 21-23: 12 Month Personnel out December 21: End “ rst Semester Student Early Release Day/Professional Development 24-Jan. 4, 2019:Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel out 25: Paid Holiday for Teachers 24-Jan 1, 2019: 12 Month Personnel out January 2019 7: Classes Resume for Students and all Personnel return to work 10: Report Cards Go Home 21: Students and All Personnel out/Paid Holiday for Teachers February 18: Students and all Personnel out/Paid Holiday for teachers March 15: End Third Grading Period 21: Report Cards Go Home 25-29: Spring Break (Students and All Personnel Out) April 1: Classes Resume May 20: Ponce de Leon High School Graduation 21: Poplar Springs High School Graduation 23: Bethlehem High School Graduation 24: Holmes County High School Graduation 24: End of Second Semester/Student Early Release Day/Professional Development 27: All Personnel Out/Paid Holiday For Teachers 28-30: Post-School for Teachers and NonInstructional Teacher Working Days2018 2019 HOLMES COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR W i l s o n C a s e y Wilson Casey CROSSWORD By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBONIFAY … The Holmes County High School student parking lot and Bonifay K8 access road will be get-ting new milling with the Holmes County School Boards approval when they met in regular session on June 19.HCSB will be purchasing milled asphalt for the project from the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners for nine dollars a ton for 20.5 tons. Total cost equaling $8,100 to be paid out of the mainte-nance fund.Bethlehem High School and HCHS will also be receiving hand rails at the cost of $12,800 also to be paid out of maintenance funds.A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida advised the board of rates for the upcoming fiscal year.I am pleased to tell you that you will have the same coverage, the same benefits, at no increase in rates,Ž he said. It pays to have a low claim year as you can see.ŽThe board approved the acceptance of a $56,000 grant from a federal government program directed at low income and rural school districts.According to the Florida Department of Education website, the Title V, Part B, Subpart 2 program is funded under the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) and is designed to assist rural school districts in using Federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement.The grant is an annual recurring program.In other business, the board recognized 15 teachers as High Impact Teachers at the meeting. High Impact teachers are determined by FDOE for averages based on date from all the state-wide tests they require.Those teachers are as follows: Natalie Bomann, Miranda Boyd, Jeffrey English, Stacey English, Melissa Hudson, Winston Jones, Kathy Lee, Wendy McGowan, Catherine Peel, Rebecca Peterson, Heather Rich, Shelley Smith, Amy Tate, Valerie Wink and Leigh Yates.Holmes County School Board will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on July 3.School Board approves purchase of milling from countyIf you would like to see your summer camp on this list email them to news@chipleypaper. com Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch to host summer camp INGLIS Summer is just around the corner, and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, Inc. is offering a free summer camp featuring numerous recreational activities. The camp is designed for children ages 10 to 15. Camp will be held Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29, be held at Caruth Camp in Inglis (Levy County). Caruth Camp will feature activities such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming, archery, and other outdoor recreation. The camp also offers free transportation through a designated pick up and drop off location in the Panhandle, to be announced later. FSYR does require an application, and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To apply for camp, visit or call Caruth Camp at 352-447-2259. BCF to host Elevate Worship Arts Camp GRACEVILLE … Baptist College of Florida will host Elevate Worship Arts Camp Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13 at the college. The camp is designed for students who have completed sixth through the 12th grade. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. Classes will also be offered in drama, sign language and illusion. Students will have the opportunities to participate in bible studies, youthoriented worship services, devotional time as well as recreation opportunities each day as well as a trip or two to local water attractions. Participants will get a glimpse f residential college life as they stay in the dorms and eat in the college dining hall throughout the week. The camp is $200 and includes lodging, meals and all of the activities. BCF is offering an early bird discounted fee of $180 through Thursday, May 31. For more information call 800328-2660 ext. 427.SUMMER CAMPS Holmes County High Impact Teachers for school year 2017-2018 pictured from left : Natalie Bomann, Kathy Lee, Wendy McGowan, Catherine Peel, Heather Rich, Shelley Smith, Amy Tate, Leigh Ann Yates, and Superintendent Terry Mears.


** B4 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser FAITHSpecial to The NewsGRACEVILLE The final week of every semester is always very exciting for students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) as they prepare to go home or serve through missions, at camps, internships, and other positions of ministry over the summer. The excitement does not come without some stress, however, as this is also the time where students conclude all of their hard work from the semester by completing final projects, papers, and exams. In response to his understanding of the great need for taking a break from hours of studying, BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen began BCF president serves midnight breakfast Mother and child is the strongest bond. Under a new immigration policy, indescribable pain is inflicted upon children through forced separation. Nearly 2,000 children „ about 100 of them younger than 4-years-old „ are in mass detention centers awaiting family or foster care. Grieving mothers who lost their children to U.S. custody have no access. This is a "zero tolerance" immigration policy used against asylum seekers and undocumented families making illegal entry through Southwest borders. Recently, seated at a dinner table with strangers, I said, "Its heartbreaking. There is no justification for that level of inhumanity." But one man felt there was. "Theyre illegally coming into the country so its their own fault. It seems harsh, but (President Donald) Trumps just showing he means business. It wont last long and itll all get sorted out." I said, "There is no defense ever for traumatizing children." I looked at his wife. She lowered her eyes. She couldnt even look at me and I know why. Woman to woman, we understand, on a visceral level, a mothers anguish. Think about your own children, grandchildren, and imagine them taken away for an unknown length of time toward an uncertain end. Until reunited, the horror might feel like being buried alive. The U.S. was never about tearing families apart. Lets not start now. Former First Lady Laura Bush, called it "cruel" and "immoral." In the Washington Post, Bush wrote: "People on all sides agree that our immigration system isnt working, but the injustice of zero tolerance is not the answer." Currently, this policy is heavy on fear and punishment, but light on logistics. No process is in place for reuniting children with their Mother and child: Breaking the strongest bondSpecial to The NewsGRACEVILLE The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville is registering students for the upcoming fall semester encouraging prospective students and current students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and select classes needed to complete their degree. Registration for current students and new students will continue until the official drop/add deadline, Sunday, August 19. New Student Orientation activities are scheduled for Thursday, August 9 and BCF accepting applications for Fall BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen welcomes students during new student orientation. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS] S u z e t t e M a r t i n e z S t a n d r i n g Suzette Martinez Standring See FALL, B6 See BREAKFAST, B6 See BOND, B6


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESTrudell Bishop, age 83 of Ebro, FL passed from this life on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 31, 1934 in Ebro, FL to the late Jessie Seley and Dovie (Strickland) Sealey. Trudell is a lifelong resident of Ebro and she was a retired Washington County School Bus Driver from 1972-1996. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Ernest Bishop, granddaughter, Katrina Bartimus, sisters, Oice Evans, Betty Jean Varnadore, Mary Lee Strickland, Diane Seley and brothers, MacArthur Seley and Elijah Seley. Survivors include, Son, Keith Bishop, Daughter, Barbara Bartimus and husband John and daughter, Ketivia Singletary and husband Sammy, all of Ebro, FL, grandchildren, Jessinta Luther and husband Jim of Palm Coast, FL, Jacob Singletary and wife Jenny of Ebro, FL and Joshua Bishop of Sunny Hills, FL, great grandchildren, Sierra and Sydney Luther and Bryce Singletary, sister in laws, Charlotte Seley and Phyllis Young and well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Trudell Bishop will be escorted into Spring Valley Holiness Church, where she was a lifelong member, by Pallbearers, Allen Seley, Carl Seley, David Varnadore, Jim Luther, Dorty Strickland and Tony Mike Strickland. Honorary Pallbearer will be Wesley Varnadore. Family received friends for visitation on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Spring Valley Holiness Church in Ebro, FL from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, June 22, 2018 at Spring Valley Holiness Church with Reverend Billy Hendrix officiating. Interment will follow at Ebro Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www. brownfh.netTRUDELL BISHOP Frances Michalene (Mike) Lee went home to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 19, 2018 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL. She passed peacefully from this world surrounded by her family and loved ones following a lengthy illness She was a faithful servant of Christ for her entire life, having make a profession of faith while a child. At the time of her passing, she was a member of First Baptist Church in Bonifay, Florida. Mike, as she was affectionately known to all of her family, friends and loved ones, was born in Panama City, Florida on July 20, 1953 and to her parents Francis B. Hays and Mellie V. Hays. She was raised in Chipley, Florida during her youth and graduated from Chipley High School in 1971. At the time of her passing, she was 64 years old. Shortly after graduating from high school, Mike began working in the banking business with the Florida National Bank in Chipley as a teller and eventually became the head teller. After marrying in February 1973, she and her husband Bill moved to Pensacola, Florida in January of 1974 for him to continue his college education. She transferred to the Florida National Bank in Pensacola and quickly rose through the ranks there to the position of office in trainingŽ. When he completed his degree, they moved to Calhoun County, Florida and she continued her banking career for several more years at the Florida Bank in Chipley again for several months and then at the Ellis Bank in Blountstown. After a period of time in the banking business, she decided she wanted to do something different and opened a small restaurant in Altha, Florida known as the Wildcats Den for a period of time. When her husband accepted a position as a principal in Bonifay in the summer of 1983, she again worked in the banking business for a short time at the Bank of Bonifay. But after just a few months, she began to experience a calling and desire to work with small children. And shortly thereafter, Mike began working in her true and passionate calling of life by opening The Caring Place Daycare and Childcare Center which was located at the First United Methodist Church. After several years of operation in the church facilities, the daycare operation outgrew the space available and Mike and Bill purchased a piece of property and relocated the childcare center to this new location. Upon moving, the name of the childcare operation was changed to Littlest Angels Early Learning Center. She continued to own and operate this childcare and pre-school center until closing the business in 2013. In total, Mike owned and operated these two childcare and pre-school programs for over 25 years meeting the needs of hundreds of families and children during these years in Bonifay. She then began working in the banking business again as the Chipley office branch manager for the Bank of Bonifay. She continued in this work until the bank was closed and taken over by a different company. She stayed out of work for a time but after several months, she began working for the Washington County School Board as the lead prekindergarten teacher at Vernon Elementary School in the fall of 2014. She continued in this capacity for 3 years until being forced to discontinue work in the fall of 2017 due to her health. During her years of owning and operating childcare centers and pre-schools and while working with the school district as a prekindergarten teacher, she touched the lives of hundreds of children. She loved to work with children and help them learn on a daily basis. Without a doubt, working with young children was her true passion and calling in life. Mike loved people and was a gracious and caring person to all she met. She was always willing to go the extra mile to help someone in need and truly had a servants heart. She liked to travel, loved her family and friends deeply and enjoyed spending time with those she loved, especially her grandchildren. One of her favorite activities was to gather several of the grandchildren up and take them all to the latest movie playing on the big screen. These trips always included large buckets of buttered popcorn, candy treats and drinks. She was a great cook with one of her specialties being to prepare large pans of dressing with all of the trimmings at Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. She also loved to decorate her home at Christmas time annually and to display her large collection of Santa Claus and snowman statues. She loved music and enjoyed singing with a beautiful voice, especially as she traveled down the road on family trips. She will be missed greatly by her family, loved ones, and her many friends. Heaven is a little more lively than just a few days ago with her joining the heavenly choir. She is survived by her husband of 45 years James W. (Bill) Lee, daughters Ashley L Hall and husband Dave, Abby L. Register and husband Thomas, Anna M. Bagley and her husband Garrett. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren Kayleigh Hall, Kami Hall, Kloe Hall, Samuel Hall, Maddie Moore, Marlaina Register, Tatum Register, Landon Register and Berklee Bagley, mother Juanita Hays, brother George Hays and wife Jane, sister Cindy Mitchell and husband Lee, 7 nephews, 4 nieces and 13 great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents and niece Kasi Mitchell. A Visitation was held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 12:30-2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Bonifay with a Celebration of life service that followed at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ed Creel, Dr. Shelly Chandler and Rev. Ike Steverson officiating with Sims Funeral Home directing. In honor of Mike and her love for small children, the family asked that donations be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, Childrens Miracle Network or Make A Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.FRANCES M. LEE Grace Fussell Reeder, 96, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, in Pensacola, Florida. Known to her family as Hilda, she was one of five children to Harvey Fussell and Josie Inez Bruner of Chipley, born on January 17, 1922. She met her husband, Woodrow Wilson Reeder, in Chipley and they married January 22, 1942. After the war, they made their home in Pensacola, where she had a successful career with Southern Bell, retiring as the Chief Operator in 1976. Although she had no children of her own, she was a caring and loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. It was always a treat to visit Aunt Hilda and Uncle Woodrow over the years. Her health declined over the past seven years and was a resident at The Haven of Our Lady of Peace. Her good friend, James Hewett, and her devoted sister, Lois Jean Hughes, took turns keeping her company and ensuring she was well cared for. After Lois had to move back home, James remained dedicated to her care through her final days. The family thanks the staff at The Haven, as well as Regency Hospice, for their compassionate and quality care over the years. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings: sisters Zella Peel, Hilma Johnson, Lois Jean Hughes, and brother Julius Fussell, all of Chipley. She is survived by her nieces and nephews and their families: Patricia Joiner, Johnny Fussell, and Ella Jo Miles of Chipley, Lea Ann Gates of Havana, Phil Hughes and Judy Miles of Tallahassee, and Mary Driggers of Ponte Vedra Beach. Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home from 9:30-10:30 A.M. Following the visitation was a Graveside Service held at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brofh.netGRACE F. REEDERJulia BootsŽ Tobias Sirmans of Adel, Georgia, passed from this life on April 21, 2018. Boots was the oldest daughter of Frank and Louise Tobias, and was born in Chipley, Florida, on March 20, 1924. She moved to Adel, Georgia, and where she made her home these many years. Boots and her two boys made frequent trips to Chipley which was a highlight for the homefolks. She always brought her famous pound cake, pimento cheese, and green tomato pickles. Boots is preceded in death by her father, mother, and two sisters: Carolyn Williams and Bobby Craven. She is survived by her sons: Cecil (Letty) Sirmans, Jr. of Dalton, Georgia; and Michael Sirmans of Adel, Georgia; grandsons: Greg (Stephanie) Perry, Chris (Tina) Sirmans, and Mark (Brook) Sirmans; nine great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Frank (Jackie) Tobias, Jr. of West Palm Beach; uncle by marriage, Jim Clemmons; several nieces, and a nephew, who will always remember BootsieŽ buck-dancing across the living room. Memorialization was by cremation with a graveside memorial to be held at the Tobias plot of Glenwood Cemetery, in Chipley, Florida, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., with Brown Funeral Home directing. Friends and family may sign the online register at www. brownfh.netJULIA T. SIRMANSAaron Daniel Walker, 26, of Bonifay, FL, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Graceville, FL. Aaron was born February 24,1992 in Augusta, GA. He enjoyed fishing, skateboarding, bicycle riding, and basketball. He loved the outdoors and anything related to sports. Aaron was a youth leader for a few months at his church in South Carolina. He also loved riding motorcycles with the Christian Motorcycle Association where he traveled to many places and ministered with the group. Aaron is preceded in death by his grandmother, Lois Walker. He is survived by his mother, Gina Gallegos and step father, Jesus Gallegos; his sister, Elena Gallegos; his son, Branson and his mother Candace Stephens; his grandfather, Quinnon Walker and many aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends. Funeral services were held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at Carmel Assembly of God Church with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends one hour prior to the services at Carmel Assembly of God Church. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Albany, GA, with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www. jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.comAARON D. WALKER CONTINUED ON B6


** families. Youngsters are warehoused until it gets sorted out,Ž in the words of our dinner companion. For how long? At a temporary shelter in Brownsville, Texas, 1,500 boys, ages 10 to 17, are locked 21-22 hours per day inside a former Walmart. The average wait for a placement decision is 52 days. The current spike of 2,000 children and more will slow the system as tent cities pop up to meet the demand. The Office of Refugee Resettlement is part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. From October to December 2017, the agency looked into the whereabouts of 7,635 migrant minors „ teenagers „ who had been assigned placement and HHS reported 1,475 are missing. Psychologically, will PTSD and issues of terror and abandonment figure into the lives and futures of these innocents? Can anyone say with certainty a prolonged, torturous separation from ones mother will not have ill effects on a child? Many intelligent and good Americans find immigration laws complex and hard to fathom. The simple reaction is to support whatever appears to protect our interests. Some may argue that laws and policies are legal and therefore, must be obeyed. Being legal does not make it right. Slavery was legal. Apartheid was legal. The Holocaust was legal. Immigration reform cannot involve destroying families in such a cruel and chaotic way. B6 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Brilynn Grace Howell, infant daughter of Jacee Marie Motley and Keenan Briar Howell, sister of Aiden Nathaniel Motley and Westen Ryder Howell passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Gainesville, Fl. Other survivors include maternal grandparents, Jason and Janet Green; maternal great-grandparents, Carolyn Wagner and Letitia GreenVinson; paternal grandmother, Shannon Howell; maternal greatgrandmother, Hazel Shaw; aunt, Jesica Green and family; uncles, Brett Howell, Colt Howell and family; extended family, the Moore, Barber and the Shaw family and Mr. and Mrs. Casey Green and family A service of remembrance was held at 3 pm Thursday, June 21, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. The family received friends from 2:30 pm Thursday until service time at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Expression of sympathy may be made at www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.comBRILYNN G. HOWELLGlenn M. McEntyre, age 70 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on June 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Glenn was born on July 25, 1947 to J.O. and Neva Brinley McEntyre. He served his country in the Army National Guard and had lived in the Florida Panhandle since 1975, coming from Enterprise, Alabama. He was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Chipley. He also was a member of the Orion Lodge #40, past President of the Methodist Men, past District Lay Speaker Director for the United Methodist Church, Bethlehem Walk to Emmaus Board Member, Disciple Bible Study Program Teacher, held numerous Board and Leadership positions at First United Methodist Church and hosted First United Methodist Church Mens Reunion group meetings every Wednesday morning for the past 8 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.O. and Neva McEntyre; two brothers: Rhett David McEntyre and John Wesley McEntyre. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Helen Guettler McEntyre of Chipley, Florida; one son: Shane McEntyre of Troy, Alabama; one daughter: Stephanie Glass of Birmingam, Alabama; one sister: Margaret Ruth Green of Graceville, Florida; two grandchildren: Morghen Glass and Jessica Glass; several nieces and nephews; an abundant host of extended family, friends, and loved ones. Funeral services were held at 11 A.M. Monday, June 18, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Chipley, Florida with Rev. John Whitley and Rev. Jerry May officiating. Interment followed in Wachob Forest Lawn Cemetery in Chipley, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. The family received friends for visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers asked to serve are Gabriel Berry, Lance Berry, Adam Scurlock, Stephen Trimble, Isaac Guettler, Jason Guettler, Duane Odom, Adam French, and Jason French. Honorary pallbearers will be the Laus Deo reunion group consisting of David Ridley, Buddy Dickson, Fred Buchanan, Dennis Richards, Pat Pelham, Steve Lowery, Grady Merritt, Jerry Carnley, and John Blythe. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Glenns honor to the First United Methodist Church building fund.GLENN M. MCENTYRERichard Garland Ross, age 53, of Bonifay, Florida died June 21, 2018. Memorialization was by cremation with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.RICHARD G. ROSSHarold Skinner, 79, of Graceville, Poplar Springs Community, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at his residence. Harold was born in Hartford, AL on November 20, 1938 to the late Clovus and Martha Jean Fain Skinner. A retired carpenter, he loved fishing, hunting, singing and playing his guitar, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his beloved family. He was predeceased by his wife Nancy Skinner, son Randy Skinner, his son-in-law Joe Bien, two sisters Joanie Skinner and Judy McCullough. Survived by his daughter Tammy and husband Jim Garrett, Taylor, AL; two grandchildren Krystal Bien(Eric Turner), Esto, FL, Joseph Bien(Sara), Grand Ridge, FL; four grandchildren Randi, Riley, Ezekiel, Oliver; two sisters Janice Brown(Billy Charles), Enterprise, AL, Jean Marrell, Lake Wales, FL; one brother-in-law Preston McCullough, Lake Wales, FL; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral service were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Chapel of James & Lipford Funeral Home. Burial followed in BrownBush-Tindel Cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Thursday, 10 a.m. until time of service. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.jamesandlipford. comHAROLD SKINNERJimmy Allen JoeŽ Turner, age 53 of Otter Creek, FL passed from this life on Monday, June 18, 2018. He was born on June 17, 1965 to the late Eugene and Aulene (Anderson) Turner in San Diego, CA. Joe was a lifelong resident of the Ebro and Otter Creek area. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his grandparents, Millard and Maggie Anderson, one brother, Timmy Turner. Survivors include, one brother, Edward Turner of Otter Creek, FL, Uncle, Winnon Anderson of Otter Creek, FL, Uncle, James Anderson and wife Myrna of Otter Creek, FL, Uncle, Wayne Anderson of Otter Creek, FL, four nieces, one nephew, one great niece and numerous cousins. Family received friends for visitation on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Brown Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Brown Funeral Home with Reverend Rossie Bryant officiating. Interment followed at Gunlock Cemetery in Otter Creek, FL with Brown Funeral Home directing. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.brownfh. netJIMMY A. TURNER OBITUARIESCONTINUED FROM B5 the tradition of Midnight BreakfastŽ many semesters ago. This delicious meal held on the Monday night of every finals week provides stressed students a much needed study break and proper nourishment. This past semester, students lined up in front of the schools dining facility, The Deese Center, enthusiastically waiting for the late night breakfast to begin. The breakfast opened with a student-led blessing as students funneled through the doors and were served a hot breakfast by Kinchen and other faculty members. Complete with their aprons sewn by the BCF First Lady Ruth Ann Kinchen, servers welcomed each student by filling their plates with large portions of mouth-watering grits, hash browns, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, and biscuits. The hustle and bustle of finals week disappeared from the campus as students enjoyed each others company and were reminded of the immense support and prayers they receive from the administration. BCF Seniors Abigail Richards and Stacey Andongo have been coming to Midnight Breakfast every semester since they began their journey at BCF but said that this years breakfast was by far, one of the best.Ž Kinchen expressed that he truly enjoys this special time with the students as he encourages them to finish strong and give an account of what they have learned during the semester. Following the late night breakfast, students dispersed to work on study guides, review material, and complete their exams. For more information about upcoming events held at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800-328-2660 or visit the website BREAKFASTFrom Page A10 BONDFrom Page B4Friday, August 10, with an exciting time of indoctrination and preparing new students for success. BCF offers an array of classes in missions, ministry studies, elementary education, secondary education, English, history and social studies, Biblical studies, psychology, music, leadership and Christian education, business leadership, music education, missions with a concentration in aviation, Christian studies, and worship leadership. Information is also readily available on the two new degrees; Associate of Arts in General Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies, as well as the exciting online dual enrollment opportunities for homeschoolers and private school juniors and seniors. BCF currently offers two 30 semester hour graduate degrees: Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Master of Arts in Music and Worship Leadership. Classes are available at the distance sites, online, and on the Graceville campus. The complete course listing can be obtained online at www.baptistcollege. edu or by calling the Admissions Office at 800-328-2660 ext. 460. To view the complete list of courses established to train leaders to change the world, access the website or call the Admissions Office where counselors are ready to assist. FALLFrom Page A10 FAITH BCF Students enjoy midnight breakfast served by BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen. [SPECIAL TO THE NEWS]Complete with their aprons sewn by the BCF First Lady Ruth Ann Kinchen, servers welcomed each student by lling their plates with large portions of mouth-watering grits, hash browns, eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, and biscuits.


** By Ari LeVauxMore Content NowGarlic with pea shoots is a combination worth exploring. Its hardly a secret, especially in Asia where pea greens are widely consumed. In many regions, peas are sown throughout the summer specifically for their greens, every week or so like American farmers plant lettuce. A simple, heaping pile of pea greens in brown sauce is one of my favorite Chinese foods. The culinary deconstructionists in the Cooks Illustrated test kitchen, meanwhile, have broken down the savory nature of pea greens into grassy,Ž slightly bitterŽ and tastes like peas but not sweet.Ž They conclude this flavor is maximized in a pan with nothing more than garlic, salt and fat, and I have seen no evidence to the contrary. Unless your local store has an extra-special produce section, youll only find pea shoots at the farmers market, or in your backyard. Before you harvest from your own pea patch, consider the trade-off between a mouthful of greenery today and a handful of peas tomorrow. The peas you already have in the ground, climbing their way up the trellis and probably showing some pale yellow flowers, perhaps dangling some little peas that your kids are waiting patiently to eat? Youd better let those gangly climbers live. But if they need to be thinned, eat the ones you pull. And you can always trim the shoots for a quick snack. The last 6 inches of a 3-foot plant are heavenly, and a little trim here and there wont stop progress. Pruned plants will continue growing undaunted, sometimes with more vigor in response to the insult. Elsewhere in the garden, the appearance of garlic flowers, aka scapes, marks the New Year according to the garlic calendar. After months of eating soft, sprouting garlic cloves, we can eat new garlic. The plant is alive and juicy and the flavor is sharp and spicy. Scapes are the first taste of the seasons new garlic crop. Scapes, like pea greens, are curly. Each garlic flower wants to go around twice before uncurling and standing up, eventually opening into a purple flower that looks like a celestial explosion. China Train Pea Greens€ 1 bunch pea greens, chopped or left whole € 1 handful garlic scapes, chopped into inch-long sections € 1-2 tablespoons butter € 1-2 tablespoons olive oil € Black pepper, salt, garlic powder, to taste € Bacon (optional, sort of); I keep my bacon frozen and cut it lengthwise off of one end, like slicing a sausage but through the ends of several pieces of frozen bacon at once. Most heavy knives have no problem because the fat prevents bacon from freezing rock-hard. It doesnt take a lot of these little bacon bits, sometimes called lardons, to make a difference in a meal. Use a slice of bacons worth of lardons for this dish. For the Train Sauce: € 4 tablespoons soy sauce € 4 tablespoons oyster sauce € 2 teaspoons “ sh sauce € 2 teaspoons sesame oil € 3 tablespoons lime juice Make the sauce by stirring together the ingredients. Cook the lardons (if using) patiently, until they are crispy, then remove from pan. Add the oil, butter and scapes, turn the pan to medium, and wait for the glorious fragrance of fresh garlic to “ ll the room. Add the pea sprouts; spread them around so they are evenly distributed, and wait until they ” atten down, about 30 seconds. While still bright green, turn the pan to high and add the sauce. Bring to a boil and let the sauce boil 30 seconds, then stir it around and turn it off. Serve with the carbohydrate of your choice, or unadulterated in all of its savory, tangy, green garlicky glory. Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, June 27, 2018 B7 FOODFLASH IN THE PAN greens Garlic & You might need to look for pea shoots at a farmers market. [ARI LEVAUX]Early season pea shoots provide a avorful intro to summer B7 6-3387 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case #: 2018-CA-000189 Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Successor by Merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors, and Trustees of Albert Carroll Weber a/k/a Albert C. Weber a/k/a Albert Weber, Deceased, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s); Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust, Not in its individual capacity but solely in its capacity as owner Trustee for WF 19 Grantor Trust; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO:Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors, and Trustees of Albert Carroll Weber a/k/a Albert C. Weber a/k/a Albert Weber, Deceased, and All Other Persons Claiming by and Through, Under, Against The Named Defendant (s): ADDRESS UNKNOWN Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Holmes County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: ALL OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 LYING WEST OF STATE ROAD #179-A, IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 16 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. more commonly known as 2192 Highway 179A, Westville, FL 32464. This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 14th day of June 2018. Kyle Hudson Circuit and County Courts By: Jennifer Maples Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. June 20, 27, 2018 6-3405 Invitation To Bid Holmes County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, is intending to receive bids from interested vendors for the purchase of one or more various heavy equipment machines. Proposals for the equipment will be accepted until July 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm cst at the County Office Building, 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. Proposals shall be mailed or delivered to the following: Holmes County, Attn: Joey Marsh, 107 E Virginia Ave, Bonifay, FL 32425. A complete bid package can be requested from the County office 850-547-1119 or contact Hannah Benton at hcadmin@holmescount 6-3385 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 18CP74 IN RE: ESTATE OF RAYMOND JOSEPH EVANS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Raymond Joseph Evans, deceased, whose date of death was March 24, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, Florida 32425. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF 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. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is June 20, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative: Clayton J.M. Adkinson Florida Bar No. 171651 Adkinson Law Firm, LLC Post Office Box 1207 DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 Personal Representative: Charles Daniel Evans 186 Hurley Drive DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433 June 20, 27, 2018 6-3406 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: April R. Wilson Last Known Address of: 1009 N. Oklahoma St. Bonifay, FL 23425 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Holmes County, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. June 27, 2018 7-3398 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case#: 2017-CA-000272 Nationstar Mortgage LLC Plaintiff, -vs.Arthur T. Simpson, Jr. a/k/a Arthur T. Simpson a/k/a Arthur Simpson; Unknown Spouse of Arthur T. Simpson, Jr. a/k/a Arthur T. Simpson a/k/a Arthur Simpson; Holmes County, Florida; Clerk of Circuit Court of Holmes County, Florida; Kelly L. Wilhite; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, if living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to order rescheduling foreclosure sale or Final Judgment, entered in Civil Case No. 2017-CA-000272 of the Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida, wherein Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff and Arthur T. Simpson, Jr. a/k/a Arthur T. Simpson a/k/a Arthur Simpson are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Kyle Hudson, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ON THE FRONT STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE, 201 N. OKLAHOMA ST., BONIFAY, FLORIDA, 32425, AT 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL STANDARD TIME on July 26, 2018, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 20, T5N, R14W, AND RUN N 893502Ž W ALONG THE SECTION LINE A DISTANCE OF 250.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 005600Ž E 438.93 FEET TO THE SOUTH R/W LINE OF A GRADED ROAD; THENCE RUN N 803549Ž W ALONG SAID R/W LINE 69.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 893749Ž W ALONG SAID R/W LINE 210.00 FEET; THENCE S 002211Ž W 210.00 FEET; THENCE S 893749Ž E 210.00 FEET; THENCE N 002211Ž E 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; BEING IN THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 20, T5N, R14W, IN HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P.O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, call 711. Kyle Hudson CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Holmes County, Florida Jennifer Maples DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 June 27, July 4, 2018 7-3548 NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That MTAG AS CST FOR EB 1EMIFL LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 642 Year of Issuance 5/31/12 Description of Property: 1432.00-000-000-010.000 SEC: 32 TWN: 04 RGN: 16 4 A IN SW COR OF SW1/4 OF SW1/4 OR 283 / 67 Name in which assessed: RUTH RUSSELL COMMANDER & KENNETH MICHAEL LANGFORD. Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on 7/24/18, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 5/10/18. KYLE HUDSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida By: Angie Jonas Deputy Clerk June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2018 7-3510 NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That AMRON PROPERTIES LLC, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 55 Year of Issuance 5/31/2011 Description of Property: 0328.03-000-000-013.000 SEC: 36 TWN: 07 RNG: 14 COM AT SEC 28 & RUN S89-27-30E ALG SEC LINE 614.60 TO W R/W OF SR #79 TH RUN ALG SAID R/W N00-50-00E 941.41 TP POB TH CONT ALG SAID R/W LINE N00-50-00E 210 TH DEPARTING SAID R/W RUN N89-27-30W 210 TH S00-50-00W 210 TH S89-27-30E 210 TO POB WD-OR377/471 Name in which assessed: PETE & TENNIE GOODWIN. Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on 7/17/18, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 4/25/18. KYLE HUDSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida By: Angie Jonas Deputy Clerk June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 2018 7-3407 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2018 CA 000006 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. F/K/A SOUTH TRUST BANK Plaintiff, v. WAYNE O`NEAL SELLERS A/K/A WAYNE O. SELLERS A/K/A WAYNE SELLERS; ARLITA A SELLERS A/K/A ARLITA SELLERS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; PEOPLES SOUTH BANK Defendants.


B B 8 8 Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | Holmes County Times Advertiser NF-5036053 NF-5032797 3 3 NF-503 3 2797 2 2 2 Lawn Maint., Irrigation, Pressure Wash, Pavers & Paver Repair, Tree Trimming, Fertilization, Spring Clean-Ups, Etc.Arturo Luebano 2455 N Hwy. 81, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455 850.658.6189 arthurluebano@yahoo.comWe have been in business since 2007. We are licensed and insured. Luebano Lawn Service, LLC. (850) 638-3611 HastyHeating & Cooling NF-5028471 NF-5032729 C & CBookkeeping and Tax Service January-April Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Saturday 8am-Noon May-December Monday-Friday 8am-4pm(850) 638-1483Notary Available 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*Minimum 8-week contract. NF-5036305 NF-5032769 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 Adult/Child Care Manager needed to provide case management services in our Apalachicola and Bristol Florida Offices. Requirements: *Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field and 1 year of mental health experience with adults and children required. Bachelor’s Degree in non-related field acceptable with 3 years of mental health experience with adults and children. *Official transcripts required. *Valid Driver’s License with no more than 6 points over 3 years. $15.40 per hour (includes location differential) Please apply at or call Stephanie Luckie at 850-523-3212 or email at stephaniel@apalacheecenter .org for details. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on June 19, 2018, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Holmes County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Holmes County, Florida, described as: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF BONIFAY BEING KNOWN AS THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS: ALL THAT PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 LYING SOUTH OF THE RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF L & N RAILROAD LESS A PARCEL TO O`NEAL AND TRUDEL MILLER AS FILED IN O.R. BOOK 105, PAGE 227 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS 5.7 ACRES TO RUTH MCKINNEY AS FILED IN O.R. BOOK 44, PAGE 377 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS THAT PORTION DEEDED TO GULLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH AS FILED IN O.R. BOOK 58, PAGE 602 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALL LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 5 NORTH, RANGE 15 WEST AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 174 PAGE 270 RECORDED ON 02/06/1989 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2817 W HIGHWAY 90 BONIFAY, FL 32425-7417 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on the front steps of the Holmes County Courthouse, 201 North Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL 32425, on September 27, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 21st day of June, 2018. Kyle Hudson Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Jennifer Maples Deputy Clerk Please Publish in: Holmes County Times PUBLICATION DATES: Invoice to: eXL Legal, PLLC 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@EXLLEGAL.C OM Fax No. (727) 539-1094 -fax proof copy to SALES DEPARTMENT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator by mail at P. O. Box 1089, Panama City, FL 32402 or by phone at (850) 747-5338 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days. If you are hearing impaired, please call 711 or email ADARequest@jud14.flc June 27, July 4, 2018 7-3548 NOTICE OF TAX DEED APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That BONNITA FAYE MCBROOM, the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No. 790 Year of Issuance 5/31/16 Description of Property: 2201.00-000-000-013.000 SEC: 01 TWN: 03 RGN: 18 COMM AT THE NW COR OF SW1/4 OF NE1/ TH S 395.9 FT TH E 144.68 FT TH SE 115.3 FT TO POB TH E 293.41 FT TH S 148.77 FT TH W 293.32 FT TH N 149.68 FT TO POB SUBJECT TO A 50 FT EASEMENT AS SHOWN IN OR 282/555 OR 288/901 OR 288/903 WD-OR306/563 QCOR431/848 WD-OR431/851 Name in which assessed: CHRISTOPHER D. & ALLISON D. FORD. Said property being in the County of Holmes, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door on 7/24/18, at 11:00 A.M. DATED this 5/10/18. KYLE HUDSON Clerk of the Circuit Court Holmes County, Florida By: Angie Jonas Deputy Clerk June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 2018 GUN SHOW Santa Rosa County Auditorium: Milton, FLJune 30th & July 1st 9:00 am -5:00 pmGeneral Admission $6Concealed Weapons Classes 1pm Daily, $50Reservation Suggested850-957-4952 or 850-261-8407Please Support Your Local Small Gun Shows K&L FarmHome grown Tomatoes. 1567 Piney Grove Rd in Chipley. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm & Saturday 8am-4pm. 850-638-5002 850-260-5003 & 850-527-3380 AKC Lab RetreiversBlack, male and female puppies. Home raised, vet checked and health certificate. $500 -$550. 8 Weeks June 1st! Call: 850-547-9291 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. D & E Tile and Remodeling Tile and flooring installation. Kitchen and Bathroom remodels, Licensed and Insured. Call Daniel or Elizabeth 850-768-6611 or 850-768-4327 Buy it! Classified. 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One and two bedroom apartments available. Referenced required. Call 850-547-9340. Leave message. 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. Spot Advertising works! 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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