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** Volume 128 Number 18 Phone: 850-547-9414 Fax: 850-638-4601 Opinion ....................A4 Local & State ..............A5 Kids Activities ............A6 Voters guide ...............A8 Faith .........................B4 Obituaries ..................B5 A4Happy column with Hazel TisonB1Holmes County goes back to school! @WCN_HCT ¢ Wednesday, August 15, 2018 imes A dvertiser HOLMES COUNTY T Staff reportHOLMES COUNTY Law enforcement has arrested and charged a man in connection to the October 2017 death of a Holmes County man whose body was discovered near his home days after he was reported missing.David John Van de Bogart, 54, of 2290 Bear Hewitt Road in Holmes County, has officially been charged in connection to the death of 50-year-old Bruce Edward McCullough, a Holmes County Sheriff's Office news release stated Wednesday.According to the news release, witnesses observed an altercation take place between Van de Bogart and McCullough on Oct. 3. Van de Bogart struck McCullough in the head with blunt force, which is the cause of death, according to records.McCullough, who resided on the same property off of Bear Hewett Road as Van de Bogart, was reported missing on Oct. 4, last year. His body was found by investigators five days later in the Water Management Area in the south end of Bear Hewett Road, less than a half-mile from the residence, the release stated.Van de Bogart had previously been listed as a person of interest at the time the victim's remains were discovered. He was then held in custody at the Holmes County Jail on a $110,000 bond and on other charges of obstruction of jus-tice by intimidating a witness, aggravated battery and felony battery.Van de Bogart is currently incarcerated in the Holmes County Jail, the news release stated.One charged in connection to death of Holmes County manVan de Bogart By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBONIFAY … A proposal for a survey on the old Bonifay Middle School property was approved by the Bonifay City Council when they met in regular ses-sion on August 13.Dewberry Engineers provided a proposal to survey the property being deeded to the city by the Holmes County School Board in the amount of $1,500. The council unanimously approved Dewberry for the job.Also at the meeting, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rebecca Prince approached the council with a request for help with volunteers to participate in the Sept. 15 Community Day of Service. The service day is an opportunity for the community to work together to clean up of the Citys parks, pressure washing sidewalks, paint where needed, plant flowers and pick up trash.Prince asked the council if they would like to help volunteer or make a donation to help cover costs."We would love to have you come and help if you can," said Prince. "We would like to paint the planters that are placed throughout town that belong to the city. We would like your per-mission to paint them and plant flowers in them as well. If there are any resources that could be put toward this, we would greatly appreciate them.Bonifay approves proposal for surveyStaff ReportBONIFAY Two former top Holmes County Council on Aging employ-ees have been accused of steal-ing money from the nonprofit organiza-tion that provides support to the local elderly population, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement news release stated Wednesday.Amber Wing, 51, of 1301 Race Car Alley in Bonifay, and Ginny Cooper, 43, of 1574 N. Highway 79 in Bonifay, were charged with grand theft. According to the release, they misap-propriated HCOA funds over a period of three years by giving themselves unapproved pay raises. At HCCOA, Wing served as the former executive director and Cooper as the fiscal Former employees accused of stealing $60K from HCCOACooper Wing See ARREST, A2 See BONIFAY, A2Staff reportWASHINGTON AND HOLMES COUN-TIES Knocking on a million dollars across the state, Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the area Monday afternoon to remind voters of his track record and why they should open the door for him to represent the state as Senator at the nation's Capitol."When you hire somebody you look at their background and say 'do you get stuff done,'" the governor said following a meet-and-greet held with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, held at Hard Labor Creek. "It's the same with this, you say 'I'm going to hire somebody because that's what you're hiring when you elect someone 'are they a doer, are they getting anything done.'"With the unwavering backing of Rep. Brad Drake and Sen. George Gainer, Gov. Scott has approved about $2.8 million for local projects that will lead to economic growth in both counties.Gov. Scott makes local stop on campaign trailGovernor Scott addressed constituents in Holmes County on Monday. [DIANE M. ROBINSON | TIMESADVERTISER] See SCOTT, A2


** A2 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiserofficer.The investigation revealed that they gave each other pay raises without the necessary approval of the Councils board of directors, result-ing in a loss to the HCOA in excess of $65,000, the news release stated.Arrest warrants for were Wing and Cooper were obtained Aug. 6, charging them each with grand theft, a second degree felony.Wing and Cooper were booked into the Holmes County Jail last week. The Office of the State Attorney, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit is prosecuting inthis case, the release stated. ARRESTFrom Page A1The goal of the clean up day is to make Bonifay more attractive to the guests that will attend the rodeo. The council told Prince to return to the council with an esti-mate for approval of how much she would need to cover the costs of paint and flowers.In other business, Bonifay Kiwanis Club submitted their application to close down the route for the rodeo parade to be held on October 5 and 6 at 1 p.m.. The council approved the request.Bonifay City Council will meet again in regu-lar session at 6 p.m. on August 27. BONIFAYFrom Page A1"I think that's why people will vote for me because they'll look at my track records over the last seven and a half year and they'll see all of the results we've done for jobs, for education, for the environ-ment, transportation," he said. "I'm going to do the same thing in D.C."About an hour earlier, the Scott had visited at the same kind of event, hosted by Holmes County Cham-ber of Commerce at That Place Downtown where he gave a brief speech to constituents after shaking hands with those in attendance."I have shaken over 540,000 peoples hands," he said.Scott said by shaking that many hands, he learned what people care about jobs, primarily.He reminded those in attendance about 832,000 Floridians were jobless when he came into office; and at the closing, more than 1.5 million people have entered into the workforce.Along with being second in the state for affordable education and hitting a 47-year low in crime rates, Gov. Scott also pointed to the decrease in debt the state has achieved."In the seven and a half years I have been in office our revenues have increased by 20 billion and we have cut over 10 billion from the debt," Scott said. "Government has to be accountable."And that what he plans to do in Washington if voters select him at the booth."I'm absolutely com-mitted to representing the state; the state needs better representation," he said at Hard Labor Creek. "We all pay our taxes, we ought to be treated as the same way as places like New York." SCOTTFrom Page A1 Governor Rick Scott stopped in Washington and Holmes Counties on Monday afternoon to let local voters know why they should vote him to represent the state as Senator in Washington D.C. In this photo, he candidly speaks with Washington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett and Economic Development Council member Jim Town. [JACQUELINE BOSTICK | THE NEWS] In the seven and a half years I have been in o ce, our revenues have increased by 20 billion and we have cut over 10 billion from the debt. Government has to be accountable.ŽGov. Rick ScottRecap and analysis of the week in state government By Dara Kam News Service of FloridaTALLAHASSEE „ Slinging possums, eating corn dogs and navigating putrid waters „ all in the dog days of summer „ are just a few of the extremes Florida candidates are going to as they try to emerge victorious at the ballot box.The weeks leading up to elections are some-times known as the silly season,Ž but on numer-ous fronts in the Sunshine State, the nasty seasonŽ seems a more fitting label.In their final debate before the Aug. 28 Republican gubernatorial primary, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis jabbed early and often in an hour-long exchange Wednesday.Putnam, the establish-ment candidateŽ whose ascension to the governors office not long ago was considered inevita-ble, pulled out a pocketful of one-liners during the debate, often tweaking DeSantis for President Donald Trumps endorse-ment of the Northeast Florida congressman.Youre running on an endorsement,Ž scoffed Putnam, who also derided DeSantis as the Seinfeld candidate.Ž DeSantis, who has ridden Trumps endorsement to a com-manding lead in the race, accused Putnam of being the errand boy for U.S. Sugar,Ž among other barbs.Things got even uglier this week in the matchup between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and supporters of Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican trying to oust the long-serving senator.In a news release titled Bill Nelson Tragically Forced to Admit His Memory Is Failing,Ž the Senate Leadership Fund, a Republican super PAC, on Wednesday attacked Nelson for saying a day earlier that he couldnt recall a 2010 letter he wrote about delaying the implementation of water-quality standards.Its time for Bill Nelsons caretakers to keep better tabs on the Senators whereabouts and public statements so that he is not embarrassed into admitting hes no longer dealing from a full deck,Ž Senate Leadership Fund spokesman Chris Pack said in a news release.Nelsons campaign didnt directly respond to the accusations about senility but instead blamed Scott for toxic algae blooms spreading on both sides of the Florida peninsula, calling the news release a des-perate attempt to distract from Rick Scott's record of cuts and deregulation that helped create this toxic algae crisis.ŽA day earlier, the 75-year-old Nelson bowed up when asked about the not-so-subtle inferences from his 65-year-old opponents campaign that the sena-tor is past his sell-by date.Any time he wants to have a contest about push-ups or pull-ups, and well see who is not up to it,Ž Nelson challenged Scott.Down ticket on the Democratic side, relations for the most part had been relatively cordial, until the advent of Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene. Greene, who made his fortune as a developer, is spewing venom at former Congresswoman Gwen Graham over her familys involvement in the American DreamŽ mega-mall project, which is opposed by environmentalists, in South Florida.Grahams father, Bob Graham, earned the admiration of enviros and Floridians during his tenures as governor and U.S. senator for his work to protect Floridas natu-ral resources.Gwen Graham, the frontrunner in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, released an ad accusing an unnamed billionaire opponentŽ of attacking me personally, even falsely attacking my dad, Bob Graham.ŽResponding to the ad, Greene retorted: Gwen Graham is no Bob Graham.ŽThen, late Thursday, CBS Miamis Jim DeFede dropped what some considered a bombshell. DeFede reported that Greene once slapped a former waitress on the arm because the music was playing too loud at Greenes Omphoy Beach Resort, now called Tide-line Ocean Resort and Spa.According to a police report filed a few weeks after the Dec. 28, 2012, incident, waitress Lisa Ann Thomas complained that Greene smacked me on the armŽ and asked her to turn down the music. She told police she was very offendedŽ by Greenes behavior and subsequently quit her job, but Thomas didnt press charges.As can be read in the police report, this is simply a case of an employee having a bad day,Ž Greene spokeswoman Claire Van-Susteren said in a press release.The news of the 5-year-old incident „ and Greenes response „ quickly sparked outrage among some supporters of Graham, the only woman in the crowded Democratic field. The National Organization for Women, which hasnt endorsed Graham, issued a statement demanding that Greene step out of the race."This type of assault is rooted in power imbalance, and so its unfortunately not surprising that a billionaire like Jeff Greene victim-ized a female employee. It was incredibly brave of her to report the assault, and we stand with her,Ž NOW Florida president Terry Sanders said.VanSusteren blasted back with a statement accusing NOW of choosing to play politics with the critically important #MeToo movementŽ and accusing Sanders of retaliating against Greene for criticizing Grahams environmental record. WHO WOULD KRAMER SUPPORT?Putnam, a two-term Cabinet member and former member of Congress, accused DeSantis, a three-term member of Congress, of running a campaign light on Florida issues.Putnam mocked DeSan-tis „ who has appeared frequently on Fox News „ for relying heavily on his endorsement from Trump, likening the congressmans campaign to the SeinfeldŽ sit-com.The campaign is being run out of studio. They have a smattering of celeb-rity guest appearances. And at the end of the day, its all about nothing. But unlike Seinfeld, its not funny,Ž Putnam said. Florid-ians deserved better than a candidate who makes it all about himself and not about the future of Florida.ŽWEEKLY ROUNDUP Silly season turns toxic


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** A4 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser OPINION ANOTHER VIEW In the past I have referred to communications with Holmes Countian Ray Reynolds who now makes his home in San Francisco, California. Growing up in Esto, Ray as an H.C.H.S student published his first newspaper and distributed it in Esto during his early years. Later while still in high school Ray was called upon by Holmes County Advertiser publisher to produce the paper while he, Orrin Smith, was away in the legislature. This, Ray ably accomplished. Later, he assisted Mr. E.W. Carswell in putting the finishing touches on his Holmsteading and getting it to the publisher. I cant tell all this young mans accomplishments, but he has continued to keep his hand in publishing the print word. In the San Francisco neighborhood where he lives, he publishes the Fillmore Times a neighborhood newspaper. I am telling you this to tell you about Saralee, a cat that connected an inner city neighborhood with her reproductive lifestyle and her writing ability. Not long ago Ray sent me a copy of Saralees book by the same title which was a well written little book about herself. Prolific doesnt describe her writing style as much as it does her reproductive prowess. When Ray found her, he was in the process of helping to dispose of the property of a neighbor who had died where Saralee lived mostly under the house. He learned that she had already born 2 litters with a total of 17 kittens. Those 17 had found homes among the people in the Fillmore neighborhood. Being unable to find an adoptive home nor a shelter nearby for a pregnant cat, who would take Saralee in? Ray and his wife took her in and cared for her until she delivered her record-breaking litter of 11 kittens. That is a total of 28 kittens in 2 years. As you will recall from my article a while back about some of my familys cat genealogy, we have had a lot of cats and kittens over the years, but the biggest litter I ever had was 6 kittens. A friend here in Bonifay had 7-kitten litters, and I believe I recall my Aunt Aree reporting a litter of 9 though I didnt see them. Saralee has to have set some kind of record not only with her journalism skill, but with the number of live births. She often wrote articles for the Fillmore Times. As a result of her writing skill and word of mouth about the virtues of cat ownership, homes were found for the eleven new Saralee offspring. She remained in the home with two of her older children who were not happy at first to have Mama moving in, but eventually they accepted her. After all the babies had found new homes among neighbors and Saralee had kept a date with Dr. Moran, the community of Saralees families kept in touch through her writings in the Fillmore Times and pictures posted on social media. Rays latest communication, however, brought sad news. Saralee has died. No word on cause of death, but I grieve with the inhabitants of that community of cat lovers. We also said goodbye to our Macie in July, a bob-tailed short haired tabby that wed had for about 15 years who liked to share my yogurt in the wee hours when I couldnt sleep. Her favorite flavor was peach Our thanks to neighbor Brad Baxter who took her to her final appointment with Dr. Brad Johnson, and gave her a respectful burial in a beautiful site with a flag draped grave. The little book, Saralee, can be purchased on Amazon. My thanks to Ray for sharing the story and my condolences on the loss of this remarkable mama cat.HAPPY CORNERThat cat could writeDont judge others Dear Editor, To all you Sunday morning saints who go to church religiously and beg Jesus to forgive your sins:please dont judge Amber and Ginny. W.W.J.D.They are not convicted, just charged with a crime. They are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury of their peers Matthew 7: 1-5: Do not judge, or you will be judged. For with the same judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck in your brothers eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, Let me take the speck out of your eye, while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brothers eye.LETTER TO THE EDITORHave 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 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 If history repeats itself, the red tide plaguing a large swath of our inshore Gulf coast will eventually go away. The dead fish and other marine life that succumbed to the harmful algae will be removed from beaches and basins. The respiratory irritation experienced by humans will subside. And legions of Floridians will forget the anger and dismay they now feel while viewing photographs and watching video of the impacts of red tide. It happened after the 2005-06 red tide, one of the worst in Floridas recorded history, that resulted in a dead zoneŽ the size of Rhode Island on the Gulf bottom and caused massive losses of fish and marine mammals. It happened after a two-year episode, from 1994 to 1996, and following the 1953-54 red tide that was, at the time, the longest on record. As the blooms faded, so did the negative environmental and economic impacts that generated public outcry. Thats not to say steps aimed at reducing the intensification of red tide, a naturally occurring phenomenon, havent been taken for the past three decades. They have occurred, and outbreaks have sometimes provided the impetus for incremental action. But Florida continues to lack a science-based, fully funded plan for controlling pollution „ from humanmade nutrients „ that, according to the scientific consensus, can fuel the inshore growth of microscopic red tide organisms that originally develop 10 to 40 miles offshore. One problem is that, in general, when red tide is out of sight (and out of smelling distance), it is out of the publics mind and, thus, not a political priority. Another challenge is the complexity of the matter. There are different species of red tide algae; the bloom currently affecting the west coast is known as K. brevis, or Florida red tide. The vastness of the Gulf, the length of Floridas coastline and the diversity of conditions on the mainland make it difficult to reach sweeping conclusions about causes and effects. There is debate about if nutrient pollution impacts the frequency of red tides. However, scientists do believe once red tides are transported inshore, they are capable of using man-made nutrients for growth. Pictures of bright-green, algae-laden water released from Lake Okeechobee toward the west and east coasts have fueled public outrage and reinforced the widely held belief that red tide outbreaks are being lengthened and intensified by pollution from development, septic tanks and agriculture north of Lake Okeechobee. Regardless of red tide, this pollution should be dramatically reduced and water management practices dramatically overhauled. Doing so will take money and commitment. Could outrage over red tide force Floridians and their leaders to take pollution seriously? Perhaps but, as history has shown, only if it is sustained „ after the red tide goes away. This editorial first appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, a sister paper with GateHouse Media. Outcry must persist once red tide fades Hazel Tison I cant tell all this young mans accomplishments, but he has continued to keep his hand in publishing the print word. In the San Francisco neighborhood where he lives, he publishes the Fillmore Times a neighborhood newspaper.


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A5By Brady Dennis and Lori RozsaThe Washington PostIn recent days, the U.S. Senate race in Florida has turned decidedly slimy.Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D, and his Repub-lican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, have taken turns blaming each other for the toxic blue-green algae blooms plaguing parts of the state, which have killed marine life, raised public health con-cerns and threatened the Sunshine State's tourism industry. And even as they accuse each other of inaction, both the two-term governor and the three-term senator have scrambled to prove how dedicated they are to addressing the problem.In a campaign season dominated by talk of immigration, trade tariffs, the Supreme Court and all things President Donald Trump, the clash in Florida over an unfolding environmental disaster could prove a pivotal issue in one of the nation's most closely watched Senate races this fall.The state has wrestled with serious algae blooms before, including in 2016, when the toxic goop invaded waterways along Florida's coast, forcing the governor to declare a state of emergency. Then, as now, the state's largest freshwater body, Lake Okeechobee, was at risk of overflowing because of massive rains. That led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the fed-eral agency charged with monitoring water levels, to open levees surround-ing the lake and dump the water that had been pol-luted by runoff into rivers and estuaries that lead toward the ocean.On Florida's southeast coast, the result has been a gooey, smelly bluegreen-brown algae that has closed businesses and sickened dozens of people. Along more than 100 miles of the south-west coast, meanwhile, a bout of red tide has killed thousands of sea ani-mals, including dolphins, manatees and endangered sea turtles. Scientists are continuing to research the underlying causes of that problem.The problem has become a focus in the contentious Senate contest as business owners have raised complaints and some families have been temporarily driven from their homes because of the foul smell. The blame game hit the airwaves last week when Scott put out a television ad„ titled "More waiting, more talk, more algae"„ that criticized Nelson and the federal government for allowing discharges of tainted water from Lake Okeechobee that have led to ugly, smelly and poten-tially dangerous algal blooms on the state's St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers, among other spots."Washington politician Bill Nelson made a pledge 30 years ago to solve this problem," Scott's ad says. "But Nelson's a talker, not a doer." The ad concludes with Scott saying, "I don't wait for Washington."Nelson hasn't taken such criticism quietly. He has visited areas affected by the toxic gunk, which thrives when warm, nutrient-rich water com-bines with runoff from agricultural operations and other development, and he faults Scott for systematically dismantling the state's capacity to head off environmental calamities during his eight years as governor.Nelson also unveiled his own ad this week: "Flor-ida's algae bloom crisis is a man-made crisis, made by this man," it says, as a picture of Scott flashes across the screen. "The water is murky, but the fact is clear. Rick Scott caused this problem."Frank Jackalone, direc-tor of the Sierra Club's Florida chapter, said that although Scott is trying to shift the blame to Nelson, the governor is the one largely responsible for the crisis."The fact is, Rick Scott has had far more power to deal with these issues than Bill Nelson," Jackalone said. "Bill Nelson has one vote in the U.S. Senate. Rick Scott is the governor of Florida and has had the power to enforce the Clean Water Act in the state. He could have enforced pollu-tion regulations. Environmental crisis takes center stage in tight Senate race LOCAL & STATEStaff reportHOLMES COUNTY One Pensacola man lost his life in an attempt to save another from drowning at Vortex Spring. According to a Holmes County Sheriff's Office news release, Terril Crossfield, 21, drowned at the spring on Wednes-day, Aug. 8. According to witnesses, Crossfield had assisted another swimmer after noticing she had become distressed, and that after passing the swimmer to another bystander for help getting to the shore, Crossfield also became distressed and went underwater.HCSO responded to the scene about 1:30 p.m. that day. When emergency responders arrived, a diver had already pulled Crossfield from the water and was performing CPR, the release staed.Crossfield would later be pronounced deceased at the scene.Identity of Vortex Spring drowning victim releasedStaff ReportBONIFAY A 21-year-old man died in a fatal crash Wednesday after being ejected from his vehicle while traveling on County Road 177A.According to a news release from Florida Highway Patrol, Kolby S. Miller, of Bonifay, was traveling north on CR 177A just south of Wa Clark Road when his vehicle traveled off of the roadway and onto the east shoulder, where it started to rotate.As the vehicle traveled on the shoulder, it collided with a concrete bridge, the release stated. After the impact with the bridge, the driver was ejected from the vehicle.Both the driver and the vehicle came to a final rest on the east shoulder of CR 177A.The crash was not alcohol related and the investigation is ongoing, the release stated.21-year-old Bonifay man dead in crash See RACE, A7


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A7 COMMUNITYIf you would like your events included in this list, email information to: FTR representative to be at WCCOACHIPLEY A representative from Florida Telecommunications Relay, INC. will be at Washington County Council on Aging at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018. Seniors will be assessed to determine eligibility to receivean amplified or specialized telephone at no cost. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 850-638-6216. Farm Bureau schedules membership meetingCHIPLEY The Annual Meeting of the Washing-ton County Farm Bureau is scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Washington County Agricultural Center. The evenings activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner followed by a brief business meeting. The evening will feature entertainment by Cedar Creek. In order that ade-quate preparation can be made, members are encouraged to confirm their attendance by noti-fying the Farm Bureau Office, (850) 638-1756, no later than noon Monday, August 13, 2018. HOSO to offer concealed weapons classBONIFAY … The Holmes County Sheriffs Office will present a Con-cealed Weapons Class at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 18, in the Holmes County Jail classroom, located at 3207 Lonny Lindsey Drive in Bonifay. Sheriff John Tate will instruct the class, which is expected to last about two hours. This class will meet the firearms training class requirement mandated by the Florida Department of Agriculture concealed weapon permit application. The class is open to ages 18 and up; however the minimum age to be granted a permit from the state is 21. Participants ages 21 and up may bring their own gun and rounds or use those provided by the sheriffs office. Participants under the age of 21 are asked to use the provided gun and rounds. No pre-registration is required, and the cost is $25 per person. All pro-ceeds will benefit Holmes County High School Proj-ect Graduation. WCCOA to hold pampering dayCHIPLEY In recognitionof National Senior Citizen'sDay on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Washington County Council on Aging in part-nership with Interim Healthcare, will be host-ing a pamperingsession to seniors 60 and older. Manicures and hand mas-sages will be provided. This event will begin at 10 a.m. and will take place at 1348 South Boulevard in Chipley. For more infor-mation on this or other events call 850-638-6216. Washington County 4-H to host open houseCHIPLEY … Washing-ton County 4-H will hold an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 21 in the Ag Center East Wing. Come see what opportunities are available this year and learn about our 4-H Clubs, meet club leaders and register for door prizes. 4-H Clubs meet at least once a month. 4-H is a positive youth development program where elected officers and mem-bers make decisions on how the club will operate during the year. Wash-ington County 4-H is also looking for adult volun-teers to start and lead new clubs in projects such as photography, sewing, cooking and any thing in which you might have an interest in sharing. For more information on Washington County 4-H, you can find us on Facebook or visit our website PDL “ re to host RTIC raf” ePONCE DE LEON … Ponce De Leon Volunteer Fire Department will host a raffle for a 65 Quart RTic cooler. The raffle will run through Thursday, August 23. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $12. There are only 300 tickets available. All proceeds go to benefit the fire department. Con-tact any member of the PDL fire department or contact the department on Facebook. Chipley Library to show AvengersCHIPLEY … The Wash-ington County Public Library Chipley Branch will be showing Avengers: Infinity War at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 23. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information call 850-638-1314. Hearing life repr to be at WCCOACHIPLEY A representative with Hearing Life will be at Washington County Council on Aging from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, August 23 to conduct hearingscreenings. This event is open to seniors 60 or older. For information call 850-638-6216. Finch family reunion scheduledSUNNY HILLS … The Finch family reunion for descendants and friends of the late William Dallas Finch will be held Saturday, September 1 at the Sunny Hills Com-munity Center. Relatives and friends are asked to arrive no later than 11 a.m. Bring a well filled basket to feed your family and to share with friends. Lunch will be served at noon. The Community Center is located at 4083 Challenger Boulevard in Sunny Hills. For more information of specific directions call Kenneth Finch at 850-628-5307 or Ruth Creamer at 850-638-4310. Holmes County UF/IFAS to host Outdoor ExpoBONIFAY … The Holmes County UF/IFAS Extension Office will host an Outdoor Expo Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8 at the Holmes County Agricul-ture Center in Bonifay. There will be a concert, improved outdoor venue, NWFT Grand National Turkey Calling Contest and vendors. For more information on the event or becoming a vendor visit or call Kayla Welch at 850-547-1108. Open auditions announced for GreaseThe Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold open auditions for Grease: The Musical at 6 p.m. Monday, September 10 and Tuesday, September 11. Auditions will be held at The Spanish Trail Play-house (Historic Chipley High School) located at 680 Second Street in Chi-pley. Grease: The Musical will take the stage Thurs-day, November 8 through Monday, November 12. Audition packets will be available two weeks prior to auditions on the Spanish Trail Playhouse website:, the Spanish Trail Playhouse office and at the Washington County Public Library. To inquire about a certain role or about vol-unteering or with other questions pertaining to production email HCHS band to host Rodeo PageantBONIFAY … The Holmes County High School will host the 2018 Northwest Florida Rodeo Pageant Saturday, September 15 in the HCHS Auditorium. Tiny Miss through Little King will be held at 4 p.m. and Little Miss through Miss will be held at 6 p.m. The pageant is open to ages 4 through 20 and the contestant fee is $50. Online registration and credit card payments will be available Thursday, August 30 through Saturday, September 8 at WWW/ Participants may also register from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 4 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8 I the auditorium. Participants may also register from 5 to 7 .m. Tuesday, September 11 with a $10 late fee added to the reg-istration. Rehearsals will take place at registration. Door admission will be $5 for ages 10 and up and $2 for ages nine and under. For more information call 850-766-7569 or email "We Care, You Matter" health fairEBRO „ The Florida Department of Health in Washington County will host the "We Care, You Matter" health fair in Ebro from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 29 at Ebro City Hall, 6629 Dog Track Road. There will be health screenings, educational information, door prizes, and refreshments. For more information con-tact Susie Sewell at (850) 638-6240. Date set for Bull Run 5K and Kids Fun RunBONIFAY Bull Run 5K & Kids Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 29 at Middle-brooks Park. All proceeds raised will be donated to the local Food4Kids Backpack Program. Peanut Butter donations will also be accepted. For more information go to, Facebook, or call Miranda Hudson 850-373-5003 HCSO to host inaugural softball tournamentBONIFAY Holmes County Sheriffs Office would like to invite neighboring agencies, businesses, organizations, and other interested teams to par-ticipate in the 1st Annual Officers Memorial Co-Ed Showdown Softball Tournament. This tournament will kick off at 8 a.m. at Holmes County High School Saturday, September 29, with all proceeds benefiting the Officers Memorial Scholarships awarded each year in honor of Holmes Countys fallen law enforcement officers. The event will feature a Homerun Derby Con-test for a $10 buy-in with half the pot going to the winner (12 pitches with 10 hits). Players may buy in twice. Entry fee is $250 per team with the first place prize to be announced later (prize will depend on number of teams registered). Entry fees are due by Saturday, September 1 with space limited to eight teams. Admission is free, and concessions will be avail-able. Those not wishing to play are invited to cheer on their favorite team as they help honor Holmes Countys fallen heroes. For more information contact Deputy Ryan Segers at 850-768-9219. Northwest Florida Championship Rodeo scheduleBONIFAY Bonifay Kiwanis Club's Northwest FL Championship Rodeo will be held Thurs-day, October 4, Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 at Memorial Field in Bonifay. The Rodeo Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 in downtown Bonifay. For more information visit EVENTS Instead, he cut back funding, rolled back regu-lations, and eliminated a large part of his enforce-ment staff."During Scott's tenure, budgets for environmental agencies have been slashed. The South Florida Water Management Dis-trict, which oversees water issues from Orlando to Key West, had its budget slashed. Many of the more than 400 workers who lost their jobs in the $700 mil-lion cut were scientists and engineers whose jobs were to monitor pollution levels and algae blooms. Scott also abolished the Department of Community Affairs, which oversaw develop-ment in the state.Lauren Engel, communications director for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, noted that the blue-green algae is caused by pollution coming from Lake Okeechobee. Like Scott, she pointed to the fact that the Army Corps„ a federal agency„ is in charge of water released from the lake."Pollution buildup in Lake Okeechobee has been going on for decades," Engel said Thursday, calling criticism that Scott's environmental policies have allowed more pollu-tion into the lake and made a bad situation worse "an unfair characterization."Blair Wickstrom, publisher of the Florida Sportsman, agreed that the problem stretches back at least a decade."It's been going on since before Scott, but since he took office, there's been a distinct rise in nutrients from Lake Okeechobee and an increase in algae blooms," Wickstrom said. "This is not an act of God or not because we can't handle the rain. It's the lack of reg-ulation at the state level."Researchers say they are hampered by the lack of information; Scott's budget cuts have reduced water-quality monitoring stations around the state, as well as the frequency of water sampling. Scientists say the lack of data prevents them from figuring out what has caused these latest toxic algae blooms and provid-ing the sort of early warning that could prompt officials to act sooner."It would be interesting to understand why this is happening, but we can't do that with the data we have," said Karl Havens, a Uni-versity of Florida professor and director of Florida Sea Grant.Last month, Scott declared a state of emergency for seven Florida counties, as he put it, "to help combat algal blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers." He ordered the state's Depa rtment of Environmental Protection and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to ramp up water-quality testing, set up a multimillion-dollar grant program aimed at helping pay for cleanups and directed state agen-cies to aid local businesses affected by the crisis.For his part, Nelson has implored the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the potential health effects of the algae blooms. He also has proposed legisla-tion seeking tax breaks to small businesses affected by the situation and to make more federal funding available to research the problem. RACEFrom Page A5


** A8 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser VOTE 2018Holmes County Supervisor of Elections OfficeActive voters: 10,655 Democrats: 3,309 Republicans: 6,120 Others: 1,216BY THE NUMBERS Get to know your candidatesCandidate responses have not been edited, with the exception of spelling corrections and appear in alphabetical order. We hope this guide serves as a helpful tool when casting our ballot in the upcoming elections. If a candidate did not respond by the time of press, basic profile information from the Supervisor of Elections Office will appear next to that person's name.EDITORS NOTEHOLMES COUNTY Voters should check their voter's information cards for the latest precinct locations. On election day, polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.To locate your precinct, call the Holmes County Supervisor of Elections Office at 850-547-1107 or use the SEO's precinct finder online, 2018 Primary Voting PrecinctsPonce de Leon Town Hall 1580 Highway 90, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455 Pine Log Volunteer Fire Dept.1652 N. Highway 81, Westville, FL 32464 New Hope Volunteer Fire Dept.1243 Highway 179A, Westville, FL 32464 Bethlehem School Choral Suite2767 Highway 160, Bonifay, FL 32425 Gritney Volunteer Fire Dept.2141 Tobe Retherford Road, Bonifay, FL 32425 Noma Community Center3467 Skipper Ave., Bonifay, FL 32425 Holmes County Agriculture Center West Bonifay1173 E. Highway 90, Bonifay, FL 32425 Holmes County Agriculture Center East Bonifay1173 E. Highway 90, Bonifay, FL 32425Voters should verify precinct locationsName, including middle initial: Kaci D. Howell Johnson Of“ ce sought: School Board Member District 1 Political party: Republican Website address: N/A Email address: Campaign phone: 850-547-0808 Date of birth: 10-17-1987 Birthplace: Dothan, Al Marital status: married Family: Greg Johnson (husband). ChildrenNathan, Easton, Ella, and Emma Lou. GrandparentsGene & Betty Sims and Drexel & Sue Howell Education (please list dates, names of schools and degrees, if any): Holmes County High School2006 (High School Diploma) Chipola CollegeDecember 2007AA (Associates Degree ) Florida State University -2008-Elementary EducationDeans List Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityMay 2014 …Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)Magna Cum Laude Current occupation and professional experience: I am currently working at Johnsons Pharmacy and I have been a practicing pharmacist for 4 years now. Prior to moving to Tallahassee for school, I was a substitute teacher with the Holmes County School Board. Johnson Name: Scott F. Prescott Office sought: Holmes County Commissioner District 2 Political party: RepublicanWebsite address: N/A Email address: rdprescott@ Campaign phone: 850-956-2556 Date of birth: May 6, 1965 Birthplace: Enterprise, Alabama Marital status: Married Family: Wife, of 25 years, Becky; and son Zach, Senior at Ponce De Leon High School E ducation: 1983 graduate of Ponce De Leon High School Current occupation and professional experience: Retired two years ago after 30 years of service with Walton County Fire Rescue as an EMT. Government offices held: Holmes County Development Commission How long have you lived in the district you seek to represent?: Life long resident of Holmes County. I currently live within a mile of my childhood home. Community involvement: Active member of West Pittman Baptist Church, founding member of Pine Log Community Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc., served as Fire Chief 1986-2016, Active member of the local Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the United States Air Force Endorsements: None Campaign message: I feel Holmes County deserves a commissioner that is genuinely concerned for Holmes Name: Earl Stafford Email: Phone: 850-333-7659Holmes County Commissioner District 4Name: Eric Marrell Email: emarell@bellsouth. net Phone: 850-258-3048 Name: J. Wayne Marsh Email: jwayne.marsh@ Phone: 850-768-9016 Name: Joey Whitaker Email: joeywhitaker11@ Phone: 850-258-4263 Name: Milton "Tad" Wilson Email: PatPatwilson@ Phone: 850-768-3241Holmes County School Board District 1 Name: Brandon Newsom Email: branbran0220@yahoo. com Phone: 352-318-3045 Name: Mickey Locke Email: Phone: 850-768-2327Holmes County Comm-issioner District 2Name: Danny G. Powell Of“ ce sought: I am seeking to be re-elected as Holmes County Commissioner District 4 Political party: Republican Website address: website) Campaign phone:850-768-6499 Date of birth: June 25, 1965 Birthplace: Houston County Marital status:Married to Jackie Powell Family:(2) Sons, (3) Stepchildren, (8) grandchildren; 7 boys and 1 girl Education: 1983 George C. Wallace Community College Completed: sheet metal, business management, load calculation Current occupation and professional experience: I have owned a business (P & P Heating and Cooling Specialist, Inc.) in Holmes County for over 20 years; building the business from a two man operation to what is now a multi-employee, successful business. During this time I have learned the importance of balancing the “ nancial budget, business management and employee needs and bene“ ts. Prior to owning my own business, I worked for Tri-County gas in Bonifay (1986-1996) as a key employee in the heating and cooling department. Government of“ ces held (appointed or elected), including dates: Currently serving as Holmes County Commissioner, District 4 since 2014. Nominated by my fellow board members, I am currently serving as the Chairman. Elected and appointed as President of Town Council of Esto Florida; serving from 2004 to 2014 on the town council. How long have you lived in the district you seek to represent? Over 20 years Community involvement: I have been serving my church, Winterville Assembly of God, for over 22 years; acting as the youth pastor for the “ rst 12. I am currently serving on the board of directors. I support the community of Holmes County church youth groups, schools, Dixie Youth Sports, Holmes County High School Quarterback Club among other organizations. Endorsements: N/A Campaign message: I am honored and humbled by the con“ dence that Holmes County has placed in me over the past four years, serving as your County Commissioner. During my time in of“ ce, I have been part of many exciting projects and improvements. We continue to move forward and improvements are still underway. It is important for our County to continue to work together in a united effort to ensure that our children and grandchildren are afforded a secure future here. If reelected, I promise to continue to serve and manage Holmes County and strive to make this possible for all of us. If you have questions or concerns regarding FEMA projects, SCRAP and SCOP road projects, economic job growth grant for water/sewage infrastructure S. of the interstate or any other County related topics, please feel free to call me at 850-768-6499. I will be happy to talk with you or set up a meeting to discuss. Cite three priorit ies you would have as a commissioner: 1. Economic growth 2. Sustainable job opportunities 3. Improved infrastructure, ie; paved roads, other road improvements, water, sewage. Powell See JOHNSON, A10Name: Edward "Eddie"O. Paul Of“ ce sought: County Commissioner District 4 Political party: Republican Website address: NA Email address: sheliapaul@ Campaign phone: 850-547-4003 Date of birth: Oct 18, 1957 Birthplace: Avon Park, Florida Marital status: Married 42 years Family: I am the son of Odell and Peggy Paul of Bethlehem.My wife Shelia and I have been married for 42years. We havetwo children,JonathanPaul and Ashley (Paul) Hardy. Asonin-law Joe E. Hardy Jr., a daughter-in-law Alicia Paul. We also have 6 grandchildren: Kelsey, Kason, Keaton & Kayzli Paul. Daiden & Adysen Hardy. Education: (please list dates, names of schools and degrees, if any): Bethlehem High, School Class of 1975; Gulf Coast College, Class of 1980 Current occupation and professional experience: Retired 37 years, paramedic. Government of“ ces held (appointed or elected), including dates: Holmes County Development Board, 2008-2010 How long have you lived in the district you seek to represent? 50 years Community involvement: Advisor Board of Bethlehem See PRESCOTT, A12 See PAUL, A12


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** A10 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserName, including middle initial: Freddie P. McIntosh Of“ ce sought: Holmes County School Board, District 5 Political party: Nonpartisan Address: 1224 Highway 173 Graceville, FL 32440 Website address: NA Email address: fmcintosh@ Campaign phone: 850-326-8019 Date of birth: December 22, 1943 Birthplace: Bonifay, Florida Marital status: Married to high school sweetheart Dianne Kirkland McIntosh for 53 years. Family: Three sons, 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Education: (please list dates, names of schools and degrees, if any):Education: Poplar Springs High School 1961; Chipola Jr. College … Associates Degree 1963; University of Florida … Bachelor of Science in Engineering 1966; University of Florida … Master of Science in Engineering 1968 Current occupation and professional experience: Worked four years as a Research Agricultural Engineer with USDA/ARS at The National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Georgia. Worked 31 years with Golden Peanut Company as Engineer for 19 years and management 12 years. After retirement owned a produce business for several years. Grew peas, tomatoes and a few other vegetables. Since 2006 have been a substitute teacher at Poplar Springs High School and Holmes County High School The 2017-2018 school year I taught Algebra at Holmes County High School. Government offices held (appointed or elected), including dates: NA How long have you lived in the district you seek to represent? I was born and raised in Holmes County and have lived in the county, in District 5, more than 50 years. Community involvement: I am a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and on committees at Bethel Baptist Church in Holmes County. Cite three priorities you would have as a board member: When elected I would promote Security of the campuses for students and teachers; provide for students not going on to college to be able to attend a trade school; and provide resources for teachers to teach effectively No responses were received for the “ nal three questions. McIntosh 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 Control 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 Bene“ ts; Public Colleges and Universities Grants, which assesses a mandatory payment of death bene“ ts and waiver of certain educational expenses to qualifying survivors of certain “ rst responders and military members who die performing of“ cial 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 maintains 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 connection with wagering by 2020. Other gaming activities are not affected.AMENDMENTS OF INTEREST GET TO KNOWGovernment of“ ces held (appointed or elected), including dates: none How long have you lived in the district you seek to represent?4 yearsCommunity involvementActive member of Winterville Assembly of God Volunteer with Shining Light Ministrieshelping with community outreach projectsCampaign messageI want my children and your children to have the best educational experience possible. There are several key areas that I would like to address. The partnership between the Sheriff's office and school board has provided a school resource officer at every school, which was an excellent move and a step in the right direction. I plan to continue to improve and advocate for the safety of our schools. I plan to be the voice for students, parents, teachers, and administration because it takes all of these facets working together to provide the best educational outcome for each student. I will promote increased community involvement, utilizing existing programs such as the backpack program and student mentors, while also helping to create new programs for the students who are most in need. I will be committed to making sure the teachers continue to have the resources they need to provide our students with the best possible education. I have many other ideas that I would like to implement, one being a career fair for our high schools, which will help educate students on their educational options after high school, including both college and vocational paths. My number one priority is the betterment of our kids education, so I promise to keep politics out of my decision making. All of my votes will be made after much prayer and consideration, knowing that each decision that is made will impact teachers, staff, and students.Cite three priorities you would have as a board member.-School safety -Betterment of our childrens education -Increasing community involvementDo you agree or disagree with the districts school-security and mental health strategy, i.e., how it plans to use the $383,000 from the state for those issues? Please explain.I agree with the districts school-security and mental health strategy. The state has allocated the funds to be used to help provide a school resource officer at every school. Per the states requirements, the school board has a new school safety specialist for the district. The school district will also be hiring a social worker that will help assist students in need. These two new positions will help those students who may be in need of mental health services and will make sure that no child will be lost within the system, while also coordinating care with primary care providers and additional mental health services. A multi-faceted approach is needed to help keep our schools safe.Assess the school districts efforts to recruit and retain high-quality teachers.I believe that our teachers in Holmes County are above par compared to other districts in the state. A great number of our teachers graduated from Holmes County and came back to serve our great community. In order to retain teachers, we must continue to instill a sense of pride in our schools and community. If elected, I will always be available for any discussion or to listen to any concern a teacher or staff member may have.What, if anything, should the district do to assist pupils who score a 1, 2 or 3 on the third-grade English Language Arts FSA test?Those students who score a 1 or a 2 should be evaluated collecting additional information from i-Ready or their STAR assessment. Currently, those students will then be entered into MTSS (multi-tiered system of support). The students will move through the tiers with each tiers intervention becoming increasingly aggressive. If the student has moved through each tier without improvement, then the child shall be referred for an IEP (Individualized Education Program). Those students who score a 3 are considered on par with their grade level. The district should also continue to offer additional tutoring opportunities through programs such as WINGs. It is important that we identify and intervene with students who are struggling at an early age so that they can receive the appropriate assistance and continue them on a path to graduation.Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the districts provision of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities to students?In this fast paced, technology driven world, I believe our district should re-evaluate the STEM opportunities available to our students each year to make sure that our rural community stays on par with the rest of the state. These opportunities for increased involvement in these subject areas are important for all students on both career paths (college and vocational). We should never be satisfied and should always strive to provide more opportunities for our students to prepare them for the ever changing job market. JOHNSONFrom Page A8Name, including middle initial: Leesa Manning Lee Of“ ce sought: Holmes County School Board, District 5 Political party: Republican Website address: none Email address: Campaign phone: 850-768-2249 Date of birth: December 9, 1963 Birthplace: Defuniak Springs, Florida Marital status: Married Family: My husband Dennis and I have been married 29 years and have 4 childrenBlossom, Zac, Savannah and Dillon. We have 2 grandchildren, Austin and Chase. My parents are Daisy Manning Helms and the late Baker Manning. Education (please list dates, names of schools and degrees, if any): Ponce de Leon High School, Class of 1981 Chipola College, Associate of Arts, 1983 Florida State University, Bachelor of Science in Communications with a minor in Psychology, 1986 Certi“ cation coursework for Elementary Education completed 1993, Florida State University. Current occupation and professional experience: I am currently employed as a teacher at Bethlehem High School. I have been teaching in Holmes County schools since 1993, serving at both Poplar Springs High School and Bethlehem High School. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was an investigator & counselor with the Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services, working with victims of abuse and neglect & juvenile offenders. I also coordinated a program designed to help those on public assistance access educational training and obtain jobs, so that they could become independent and provide for themselves and their families. Government of“ ces held (appointed or elected), including dates: None How long have you lived in the district you seek to represent?I have lived in this district since 1997, but I have been a Holmes County resident my entire life, leaving only to attend Florida State University.Community involvement: Over the years, I have been involved in many organizations and volunteer opportunities, such as volunteering at community events like our yearly free lunch with Santa event in Esto, the annual free Picnic in the Park at PDL Springs, CASE Coalition (Community Wide Anti-Substance Abuse Effort), county-wide Lee Holmes County Board of County District 5Name: Vernon E. Lewis Jr. Of“ ce Sought: Holmes County School Board Member for District 5 Political Party: Non-Partisan E-Mail: Campaign Phone: 850-373-6047 Birthplace: Geneva, Alabama Marital Status: Happily married to Beth Gilmore Lewis; family: Trey-31, Tess-28, Leah-16 (Junior), Garrett-11 (6th grade), Savannah-9 (4th grade); grandchildren: Annabelle, 5 Addilynn. 1, and Ellason,1 Education: Enterprise State Community College 1983; AA Degree Troy University, 1985; B.S. Degree Florida Panhandle Technical College 1988 Certi“ ed FDLE Instructor Current Occupation: Correctional Probation Specialist 30 years Government Of“ ces Held: School Board (1998-2002) and (2006-2010) Community Involvement: Active at Carmel Assembly of God Bonifay Kiwanis Club Board Member Past President Bonifay Kiwanis Club Quarterback Club Active Shooter Responder Campaign Message: "Its time that we, as parents, have a voice on the School Board." Three Priorities as a board member: 1. School safety 2. School grade improvement 3. Vocational training opportunities Do you agree or disagree with the districts school-security and mental health strategy, i.e., how it plans to use the $383,000 from the state for those issues? Please explain. I agree with their quick implementation of the States new law and their willingness to address the issue. As a parent of three children and one grandchild in our school system, I appreciate that there is now a school resource of“ cer assigned to each school. However, I believe this policy should continually be addressed by assessing other districts throughout the State to ensure that we have the best practices possible for the safety of our students. Also, the school board has agreed to only hire one mental health social worker to service all the schools in the county. I do not believe one social worker can evaluate all of the students in this district and adhere to how the legislature intended for this law to be implemented. Assess the school districts efforts to recruit and retain high-quality teachers. I am currently unaware of any recruitment or retention efforts in place for Holmes County teachers. What, if anything, should the district do to assist pupils who score a 1, 2 or 3 on the thirdgrade English Language Arts FSA test? Our teachers are currently working to identify these students earlier through the Lewis See LEE, A12 See LEWIS, A12


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** A12 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-Advertiser Staff reportHOLMES COUNTY In the Universal Primary, all Holmes County voters will for their best candidates in the Holmes County Board of Commissioners District 2 and 4, and School Board District 1 and 5 races in the Aug. 28 election.Since all six county com-mission candidates have the same party affiliation, all of the races will appear on the Republican, Democratic and Nonpartisan ballots. All eligible voters can vote for county commissioner in the Aug. 28 primary. School Board is a nonpartisan race.Voters will select their best candidate for County Commissioner District 2 from the following candidates: Mickey Locke, Brandon Newsom and Scott F. Prescott.For County Commissioner District 4: Eddie Paul, Danny Powell and Earl Stafford.For School Board District 1: Kaci Howell Johnson, Eric Marell, J. Wayne Marsh, Joey Whitaker and Milton "Tad" Wilson.For School Board District 5: Leesa Manning Lee, Vernon Lewis Jr., and Fred-die P. McIntosh.On the primary ballot, Democrats will also vote their best candidate for Representative in Congress for District 1. They are: Phil Ehr and Jennifer M. Zimm-merman. And Democrats in a portion of precinct 6 and all of precincts 7 and 8 will vote in Congressional Dis-trict 2 for Representative in Congress from the following candidates: Brandon Peters and Bob Rackleff.For Governor and Lieutenant Governor (not yet designated): Andrew Gillum, Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene, Chris King, Philip Levine, Alex "Lundy" Lundmark and John Wetherbee.For Attorney General: Sean Shaw and Ryan TorrensFor Commissioner of Agriculture: Nicole "Nikki" Fried, Jeffrey Duane Porter and Roy David Walker.Republicans will choose their best candidate for Unites States Senator. The candidates are: Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente and Rick Scott.Republican voters in precincts 1 through 5 and a portion of 6 will vote in Con-gressional District 1 from the following candidates: Cris Dosev, Matt Gaetz and John Mills.For Governor and Lieutenant Governor (not yet designated): Don Baldauf, Ron DeSantis, Timothy M. Devine, Bob Langford, John Joseph Mercadante, Bruce Nathan, Adam H. Putnam and Bob White.For Attorney General: Ashley Moody and Frank White.For Commissioner of Agriculture: Matt Caldwell, Denise Grimsley, Mike McCalister and Baxter Troutman.All races to appear on Aug. 28 ballot By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comBONIFAYContribu-tions are rolling in for vying county commission candi-dates of Districts 2 and 4.According to Holmes County Supervisor of Elections Office financial reports for July and as of press time in August, Holmes County Board of County Commissioners incumbent Mickey Locke (R) reported $0 in contributions, and $0 inkind, Brandon Newsom (R) reported $0 in contributions, and $2783.26 in-kind, Scott F. Prescott (R) has reported $1,000 in contributions and $0 in-kind for the District 2 race.District 4 County Commission incumbent Danny Powell (R) reports $0 in contributions and $262.50 in-kind, Edward O. Paul (R) reports $250 in contri-butions and $0 in-kind, Earl Stafford has reported $0 in contributions and $423.68 in-kind in the race.Unopposed candidates for Holmes County School Board also reported con-tributions for the month of June.Alan Justice (NPA) reports $0 in contributions and $0 in-kind for District 3 seat.District 1 School Board seat has candidate Kaci Howell Johnson (NPA) reporting $0 in contribu-tions and $1184.41 in-kind, Eric Marell (NPA) reports $3,300.00 in contribu-tions with $153.98 in-kind, J. Wayne Marsh reports $0 in contributions $0 in-kind, Milton (Tad) Wilson (NPA) is reporting $0 in contributions and $0 in-kind, and Joey Whitaker (NPA) reports$0 in contributions and $0 in-kind.Leesa Lee (NPA) is report-ing $500 in contributions and $0 in-kind, Vernon Lewis Jr. reports $0 in con-tributions and $0 in-kind, Freddie McIntosh (NPA) reports $500 in contribu-tions and $0 in-kind for the District 5 seat.Candidates report campaign contributions for July and August County. One who lives and breathes Holmes County. One who can and will do his best. Cite three priorities you would have as a commissioner. Public Safety Good roads are essential for public and “ rst responders to move about. Emergency Services are a necessity to protect our citizens. Job Creation Good jobs are an essential life blood to our economic health. More Ef“ cient County Government Holmes County is a business and it must be ran as such. PRESCOTTFrom Page 8Multi-Tiered System of Supports (M.T.S.S.). However, once these students are identi“ ed, there is little to no extra time for the teachers to work with them. Therefore, the school district should hire more teachers and aids to work with these students who have been identi“ ed through M.T.S.S. through this method I believe the students would receive higher individual scores and the schools would receive a higher cumulative grade as well. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the districts provision of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities to students? I am very dissatis“ ed with the past S.T.E.M. opportunities for our students. There was no consistency of how S.T.E.M. programs were implemented and they changed from year to year. S.T.E.M. programs have been tried through Wings, Junior Beta, and Aeronautics/ Robotics clubs. In the past it seems that the school district wanted to include forms of S.T.E.M. programs but, they wanted out teachers to volunteer their time to do it. However, this year, some S.T.E.M. opportunities are being offered as elective curriculum classes in some of our schools. LEWISFrom Page 10faith events, food distributions, Day of Hope food and clothing distributions, outreach activities with my church (Carmel Assembly of God) and other churches in our county. I also volunteer at many benefits hosted to assist people with medical and other needs. In short, I try to lend a hand whenever I can. I also support school organizations and activities at county schools, and I have volunteered with the American Cancer Society and the Red Cross and Salvation Armys hurricane and flood relief efforts.Endorsements: Because I believe a School Board member must avoid every appearance of bias, I have not accepted any formal endorsements from groups and organizations. The votes of the people of Holmes County are the only endorsements I am seeking.Campaign message: I will be a full-time school board member who will act as a present and positive voice for our students, families and staff members.Cite three priorities you would have as a board member.While acting within the statutory scope of duties outlined in the Florida Statutes, my priorities are as follows: Enact policies and procedures which will give all students and staff access to educational materials and programs to help them succeed. Enact policies and procedures which will ensure the safety of students and staff members Ensure funds are spent in the wisest possible way to effectively manage our budget and still meet our budgetary needs.Do you agree or disagree with the districts school-security and mental health strategy, i.e., how it plans to use the $383,000 from the state for those issues? Please explain.After attending School Board meetings and discussing this with administrators, I found most of the funds are being used to provide School Resource Officers at each school facility. As a classroom teacher and as a candidate, I believe these officers are the first line of defense at our schools. Not only that, they form bonds with students and staff that help them be proactive in spotting potential threats and students in crisis. As such, I believe these men and women are worth every penny spent and more. So many times, the government gives us unfunded mandates, and I am thankful they have provided these funds. It gives us a starting point. However, most of the security updates at facilities are presently being paid from the general budget. As a rural county with a limited tax base, we need to compete for every possible grant to find the money to "harden" our school facilities. My understanding is that we are applying for grants as they are becoming available. I am very pleased with our recent preschool training provided by the Holmes County Sheriffs Department and other agencies. It made me aware of specific things I can do to protect my students. As a member of the Holmes County School Board, I will do everything possible to support school security and mental health services. I agree with our school security and mental health strategy and recognize that we need to access all available resources to keep our students safe. This is a good starting point.Assess the school districts efforts to recruit and retain high-quality teachers.As a long-time classroom teacher, I see first-hand the need to recruit and retain high quality teachers. The Districts efforts are beneficial. New teachers are assigned mentor teachers. New-teacher training provides support for those coming into the system. In-service training helps provide information and resources for teachers. Although we know that neighboring districts have larger tax bases we must provide as much support as possible to retain our high-quality teachers. There is always room for improvement.What, if anything, should the district do to assist pupils who score a 1, 2 or 3 on the third-grade English Language Arts FSA test?Our District has a comprehensive plan in place to help students who are below grade level on the FSA test. Classroom teachers use a variety of formal and informal assessments to target students for intervention and remediation, and each school has a process to monitor these students and provide remediation. Third grade students in Florida must make a 2 or higher to promote to fourth grade. There are some exceptions to this. Their portfolio review could possibly show they have mastered the standards. They also have a chance to attend Summer Reading Camp (Summer School) and take the test again. If they pass it, they go to fourth grade. Although students who score a 3 are at grade level, I would like to see support for teachers to target their lowest sub-sections. Students who score a 2 have areas in which they are not on grade level. They need targeted intervention. This is important to me. I can see the faces behind these numbers. Every "1" is a child who wants to succeed. That "2" may be a child who is beginning to give up. That "3" may be working as hard as possible, and may need remediation in certain areas to keep from getting behind. Every one of these students have teachers who want to give them the best education possible and parent who trust us to do so. If elected, I will do my best to allocate resources to support these efforts.Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the districts provision of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities to students?To prepare our students for todays work force, a strong background in STEM is a necessity. Over the past decade, our schools have implemented STEM in various ways as courses of study. Although Science and Math have always been requirements, the addition of Engineering and Technology are relatively new in our area. I dont think we would ever be "satisfied", because these are ever-changing subjects, but I would say I am very pleased with the direction we are headed. I have visited each school and I have spoken with graduates from each school as well as many staff members. Great things are occurring, but the teachers and administrators would be the first to tell you they want to provide more opportunities, more resources and more partnerships to support STEM education. Recent graduating classes saw students earning scholarships to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College and other colleges and technical institutes. These were earned because students had access to classes like Robotics, Aviation, advanced technology courses, science and math. We currently have partnerships with colleges and technical institutes that support these programs. If elected, I want to help facilitate even more partnerships and resources to prepare our students for training and careers beyond high school. LEEFrom Page A10High School, Member of Carmel A/G and their community outreach programs Endorsements: Republican Party, family and friends Campaign message: My Campaign slogan is: ONE One God, One man, One family, and ONE community. I have been a life time resident of Holmes County and feel that as a county commissioner I would have the opportunity to give back to this great community that has not only been my home but has always held a special in my heart.In today's society there is so much diversity and separation among families and communities that I feel we must strive to bring cohesiveness back not only to the family, but to the community as well. Cite three priorities you would have as a commissioner. 1. Strive to bring new businesses and industries to Holmes County.2. Work Diligently toward rolling back advalorem taxes, to give property owners of Holmes County a true tax break.3. Exploring ways to make work place health insurance more affordable PAULFrom Page A8


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 A13The Eagles Malcolm Jenkins (center, left) raises his “ st during the national anthem before the teams preseason game against the Steelers on Thursday in Philadelphia. [MATT ROURKE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]The players kneel. The pres ident tweets. And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider. So far the players „ at least a handful of them „ arent backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during the anthem, and several stayed in the locker room as their way of making a statement. The NFL reacted by doing nothing, at least publicly. The leagues hastily adopted new policy on protests during the anthem is on hold while it holds talks with the players union on an issue that figures to grow more contentious with every game. That didnt stop President Donald Trump from weighing in on Twitter, calling for any player who doesnt stand during the national anthem to be suspended without pay. For Trump, its an issue that resonates with his base. For the protesting players, its an issue of social injustice that needs to be raised. The divide is not only splitting the country, but splintering the NFL. I think there are a lot of people that are supportive of the players and then there are a couple of people that have been very vocal against it,Ž said Duane Brown, one of three Seahawks who protested. Those people have power. Well see what happens.Ž What has happened so far is that the protests that began with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee before a 49ers game two seasons ago show no signs of disappearing entirely. If anything, the first preseason games show that while most teams fell in line with the desires of their management, there are some players who arent going to back down. And that could cause major problems not only for protesti ng players but a league trying to keep its dominant place in American sports. The NFL is caught, they cant really win either way,Ž said Eric Schiffer, the CEO of Reputation Management Consultants, a Los Angeles-based brand and crisis management firm. Theyve now come to the conclusion they were alienating conservatives and attempted to mitigate it. But they have only so much they are able to do without alienating the core of their product, which is the players.Ž The fact the protests have been turned into something they were never intended to be is a big reason why a resolution will be so difficult. Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice against minorities, but Trump and others have portrayed it instead as a protest against the anthem itself and the country it stands for. Still, an NFL spokesman said the league and the players union are involved in constructiveŽ talks to resolve the issue. But theyre in a battle with time, with the start of the regular season just a few weeks away. They might want to start with one of the few good suggestions offered publicly so far. It came from Kenny Stills, the Miami wide receiver who took a knee during the national anthem in the Dolphins first preseason game. Give Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid jobs, Stills said, and let players know youre serious. You cant say as a league you support the players and their protests and then blackball the players who initially started the protests,Ž Stills said. To come to the drawing board and talk about solutions, we need to start there as a league, and then we can start drawing up other solutions to some of these other problems.Ž Employing Kaepernick and Reid shouldnt be that much of a problem. Both are NFL players at the highest level, and both seem to have been blackballed from the league „ at least unofficially „ because of their protests. Offer them up to every team in the league. Waive any salary cap to do it, and there should be some takers. If no team bites, assign them through a lottery. After that, it gets easier. Offer players something in exchange for not protesting during the anthem „ perhaps a 30-second commercial spot to highlight social injustice at halftime of every nationally televised game. The guess is players would respond favorably, partly because they have little alternative. By now they surely understand that their original cause has been hijacked and that they „ along with the NFL „ are in no-win situations. Their points can still be made, and perhaps find a more receptive audience. And, just maybe, the tweets will stop.Is there a path forward in NFL protests? SPORTS TICKER IN BRIEFCHARLOTTE, N.C.IndyCar leader Dixon signs extension with GanassiScott Dixon will likely finish his career with Chip Ganassi Racing under a new contract for one of IndyCars greatest drivers.The extension announced Monday puts Dixon behind the wheel of the PNC Bank-spon-sored entry and ends all speculation hed leave Ganassi after 17 seasons to join Fernando Alonso on a new McLaren team. The McLaren entry has not been announced, but Dixon is among the top IndyCar drivers who had been targeted to team with Alonso.Its unclear if the McLaren team will come to fruition for 2019, but Dixon will be back behind the wheel of Ganassis No. 9 Honda.FLORIDAFormer WWE star The Anvil Neidhart dies at 63Jim The AnvilŽ Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.The Pasco Sheriffs Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and succumbed to his injuryŽ on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected.Neidharts daughter, known as Natalya, wres-tles for the WWE and is a former womens cham-pion. Neidhart made appearances with his daughter on the WWE reality series Total Divas.ŽMy dad was always a fighter,Ž she wrote in an Instagram post.Neidhart, Bret HitmanŽ Hart and manager Jimmy The Mouth of the SouthŽ Hart made up the Hart Foundation stable in the 1980s and 1990s, and the tag team won two WWE championships.MINNEAPOLISLynx star Whalen to retire from WNBAMinnesota Lynx star Lindsay Whalen will retire after the WNBA season, ending her stellar 15-year career.The gritty point guard announced her plans on Monday. Shes led the Lynx to four WNBA championships and appeared in six All-Star games.Whalen has been balancing a new job that begins this fall as the head coach at her alma mater Minnesota. The Lynx won WNBA titles in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.Whalen was the first player in WNBA history with 5,000 points, 2,000 assists and 1,500 rebounds.Her legacy in Minnesota has long ago been established, as a native of Hutchinson, leading the Gophers to their only Final Four in 2004.Whalen started her professional career with the Connecticut Sun before being acquired by the Lynx in 2010. With 322 victories and counting, no player in league history has won more games. The Associated Press By Rob HarrisThe Associated PressLONDON „ FIFA has officially eradicated cor-ruption. All it took was pressing the delete key.Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word corrup-tionŽ missing. They will also discover how to now avoid being banned for paying and receiving bribes.Corruption was scrubbed as an official misdemeanor during secret meetings where executives executed the first overhaul of the code since a wave of scandals left soccers governing body clinically deadŽ by 2015. That was the hyperbole used by Gianni Infantino during a speech at the World Cup in June boasting of his own apparent achievements cleaning up FIFA.But in two years as FIFA president, Infantino has been accused of violating governance rules and forcing out officials who threatened his position.It will be even easier now for FIFA to banish critics.A new offense has been introduced in the ethics code „ defamation. There are no specific examples, pro-viding flexibility for the ethics committee to decide on the burden of proof „ as with all cases.Persons bound by this code are forbidden from maki ng any public statements of a defamatory nature towards FIFA and/or towards any other person bound by this code in the con-text of FIFA events,Ž section 22.2 of the new code states.Those found to have defamed FIFA will be banned from any football-related activi-ties for up to two years and they can be booted out for five years for repeated serious cases.Ž The vagueness provides leeway for FIFA, through theoretically independent ethics organs, to punish detractors.The ethics code was first introduced in 2004 by Sepp Blatter to pro-vide a veneer of probity for an organization abused for personal gain by so many for decades. Of course, Blatter was expelled from the FIFA presidency for financial misconduct in 2015 by the ethics committees he created. Blatters toppling came amid the fallout from American prosecutors indicting dozens of football officials and entities for corruption „ the concept now erased by FIFA from its principle English-language ethics documents.Bribery is still prohib-ited in the ethics code, but the ability to prosecute cases has been weakened.Kick backsKeep bribes quiet for 10 years, FIFA wont punish you T i m D a h l b e r g Tim DahlbergSaints players stand for the singing of the national anthem before a preseason game against the Jaguars on Thursday in Jacksonville, Fla. [PHELAN M. EBENHACK/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]


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** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 B1CELEBRATE By Diane M. RobinsonTimes Advertiser | @HCTA_Diane Drobinson@chipleypaper.comHOLMES COUNTY … The first day of school usually has some setbacks as students and faculty come together for the first time since the beginning of summer. This year however, was different. There was smooth sailing all around the county according to each principal in the dis-tricts six schools.Bonifay K-8 Principal Rodd Jones said he was pleased with the way the first day went at the school. With last year being the first year in the new school, Jones said this year feels different.This year we get to ride the bike after its put together,Rather than riding it while it is being put togetherŽ said Jones, referring to thetotal construction of his school.Ponce de Leon Elementary Principal Anissa Locke said this has been the easiest start yet.Ive been here for six years,Ž sais Locke. This is the smoothest start to a school year thus far.Ž While all principals report a smooth start to the year, a couple are implementing new programs at their schools.Roseanne Mitchell at Beth-lehem School said the theme for this school year is, See the positive, Be the positive, a program she wants every staff member to live by. While we are securing the schools outside,Ž said Mitch-ell. We want to make our students feel safe and secure on the inside as well. When a child feels safe the real learn-ing can begin.ŽHolmes County High Schools Matt Tate intro-duced a new learning program called PRIDE (Promoting Responsibility through Intervention Discipline and Engagement) which targets specific areas students need extra help on to raise test scores. Tate said he is excited for the year ahead.I am very excited for the year ahead,Ž said Tate. This is going to be a positive year.ŽSuperintendant Terry Mears said the year is off to a great start.The first day was a great start to this year,Ž said Mears. I am excited to see the moti-vation from students and faculty. Our district employ-ees were at every school making sure that everyones needs were met and to help in any way they could.ŽFirst day of school: Easiest start yetFirst Federal Bank of Bonifay presents a check to the drama class at Poplar Springs High School. [PHOTOS BY FAMIE BUSH] Students at Poplar Springs High School sit in the gym during a welcome program on the “ rst day of school. Junior and seniors in Mr. Pauls college readiness class at Poplar Springs High School smile for a “ rstday-of-the year photo. Mrs. Cynthia Goodson leads her class to the lunchroom at Bonifay K-8.


** B2 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserBy Marley JayThe Associated PressNEW YORK „ Stocks fell further on Wall Street Monday as Turkeys central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in that nations currency. Thats helping to push the dollar higher, which hurts big U.S. exporters.Stocks were coming off their worst losses in a month as investors worried about financial and economic upheaval in Turkey and the possibility it will spread to other countries. Asian markets fell overnight, while European markets were slightly lower.Global markets skid-ded Friday as investors worried that financial distress in Turkey could affect the international banking system and the broader economy. Many analysts say that isnt likely, but its caused sharp losses for stocks.On Monday Turkeys central bank announced measures to help that countrys banks, but the Turkish lira and Turkeys stock market continued to slide.The U.S. dollar is the strongest its been in more than a year, which could eventually create problems for U.S. com-panies that make a lot of sales overseas.Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Manage-ment, said the dollar has strengthened because economic growth has picked up and other regions arent doing as well.The U.S. is a rela-tive beacon of strength with stable to improving economy. That suggests a stronger dollar,Ž he said.Energy and industrial companies and basic materials com-panies took some of the worst losses. Technology companies held up better. Investors are worried about a confluence of factors including Tur-keys reliance on foreign loans, which become more difficult to repay when the countrys cur-rency is plunging. Also, a diplomatic spat with the U.S. is resulting in sharply higher tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum.After a yearlong stretch where much of the global economy was speeding up together and stocks were rising, the recent losses for Turkey and Argentina have caused emerging market indexes to fall out of favor.Stocks were on a five-week winning streak before last week, and strong corporate earnings reports were a big factor. But most of those reports are done, and Sandven, of U.S. Bank, said stocks may spend the next two months wavering.In corporate news, German conglomerate Bayer took a dive after a U.S. jury ruled against its Monsanto unit Friday and awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who said that exposure to Monsantos Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Monsanto said government agencies and hundreds of studies have concluded Roundup is safe.Turkey currency worries cause stocks to tumbleBy Ryan NakashimaThe Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO „ Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if youve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the APs request.For the most part, Google is upfront about asking permission to use your location information. An app like Google Maps will remind you to allow access to location if you use it for navigating. If you agree to let it record your location over time, Google Maps will display that history for you in a timelineŽ that maps out your daily movements.Storing your minuteby-minute travels carries privacy risks and has been used by police to determine the location of suspects „ such as a warrant that police in Raleigh, North Carolina, served on Google last year to find devices near a murder scene. So the company will let you pauseŽ a setting called Location History.Google says that will prevent the company from remembering where youve been. Googles support page on the subject states: You can turn off Location History at any time. With Location History off, the places you go are no longer stored.ŽThat isnt true. Even with Location History paused, some Google apps automatically store timestamped location data without asking. (Its possible, although laborious, to delete it .)For example, Google stores a snapshot of where you are when you merely open its Maps app. Automatic daily weather updates on Android phones pinpoint roughly where you are. And some searches that have nothing to do with location, like chocolate chip cookies,Ž or kids science kits,Ž pin-point your precise latitude and longitude „ accurate to the square foot „ and save it to your Google account. The privacy issue affects some two billion users of devices that run Googles Android operating software and hundreds of millions of worldwide iPhone users who rely on Google for maps or search.Google says it is being perfectly clear.There are a number of different ways that Google may use location to improve peoples experience, including: Location History, Web and App Activity, and through device-level Loca-tion Services,Ž a Google spokesperson said in a statement to the AP.To stop Google from saving these location mark-ers, the company says, users can turn off another setting, one that does not specifically reference loca-tion information. Called Web and App ActivityŽ and enabled by default, that setting stores a variety of information from Google apps and websites to your Google account.Every move you make ...AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not BUSINESSIn this June 15, 2017, photo, people walk inside the Oculus, the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York. Data collection practices of tech “ rms are increasingly under the microscope. An Associated Press investigation shows that using Google services on Android devices and iPhones allows the search giant to record your whereabouts as you go about your day. [FRANK FRANKLIN II/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS] By Suzan FraserThe Associated PressANKARA, Turkey „ Turkeys central bank took action Monday to free up cash for banks as the country grapples with a currency crisis sparked by concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogans economic policies and a trade and diplomatic dispute with the United States.The Turkish lira has nosedived over the past week, accelerating a months-long decline, and tumbled another 7 percent on Monday as the central banks measures failed to restore market confidence.Investors are worried about a confluence of factors: the countrys reliance on foreign loans that may stop flowing in as interest rates rise in other economies, like the U.S.; Erdogans insistence that the central bank not raise interest rates, as most independent analysts say it should; and a spat with the U.S. that has led to sanctions and the fear of greater isolation from longtime allies in the West.The uncertainty pushed down world stock markets and briefly caused a sharp drop in the curren-cies of other emerging countries, like South Africa and India, amid concerns that investors might see similar prob-lems in their economies.The lira hit a record low of 7.23 per dollar late Sunday after Erdogan remained defiant in his economic policies and the standoff against the United States, a NATO ally.Turkey is faced with an economic siege,Ž Erdogan said Monday, in the latest of a series of speeches. We are taking the necessary steps against these attacks and will continue to do so.ŽHe has threatened to seek new alliances „ a veiled hint at closer ties with Russia „ and warned of drastic measures if businesses withdraw foreign currency from banks.Turkey tries to contain crisis but currency keeps falling How to prevent further trackingOn iOS: If you use Google Maps, adjust your location setting to While UsingŽ the app; this will prevent the app from accessing your location when its not active. Go to Settings Privacy Location Services and from there select Google Maps to make the adjustment. In the Safari web b rowser, consider using a search engine other than Google. Under Settings Safari Search Engine, you can “ nd other options like Bing or DuckDuckGo. You can turn location off while b rowsing by going to Settings Privacy Location Services Safari Websites, and turn this to Never.Ž On Android: Under the main settings icon click on Security & location.Ž Scroll down to the PrivacyŽ heading. Tap Location.Ž You can toggle it off for the entire device. Use App-level permissionsŽ to turn off access to various apps. Unlike the iPhone, there is no setting for While Using.Ž You cannot turn off Google Play services, which supplies your location to other apps if you leave that service on. Sign in as a guestŽ on your Android device by swiping down from top and tapping the downward-facing caret, then again on the torso icon.The Associated Press


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 B3 SCHOOLS & SOCIETY CROSSWORDSpecial to Times-AdvertiserTALLAHASSEECadet Christian Grimes, a gradu-ate of Holmes County High School, rose in the ranks during a commissioned ceremony held Friday Aug. 3, 2018.Grimes was honored by the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Rattlesnake Battalion ROTC as they commissioned him to a second lieutenant into the United States Army. He was also honored for completing the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program during his stud-ies at FAMU.Christian Grimes graduated from FAMU with a bachelors degree in inter-disciplinary studies and will attend the Field Artil-lery BOLC (Basic Officers Leadership Course) in Fort Sill Oklahoma on 24 September. Grimes is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School.He completed the basic and advanced camp at FT. Knox, KY and also completed LTC (Leadership Troop Course) with the 1-27th Light Infantry Battalion at Schofields Barracks in Hawaii. Christian was honorable mentioned on his design submitted to the Florida Print Awards in the spring of 2018. Upon Completion of BOLC, his first assignment will be as a field artillery officer with the 377th Airborne Artillery Regiment, 25ID located at Fort Richardson, Alaska.Grimes says although he needed to make some sac-rifices, it was well worth it. His goal is to serve up to his Captain time in the field Artillery Corps, then to apply for and become a MISO officer.Terri Grimes Peters, his mother, was one of many family members present to see her sons big accomplishment. With tears of joy in her eyes, Terri said she wanted Grimes to know that she loved him and was so proud of him for his accomplishments.1SG (RET) Randy Burlew, Grimes' high school JROTC Instructor, wanted to personally thank him for accepting the scholarship with FAMU because "Army ROTC is not for everyone, just for the leaders of tomorrow."1SG Burlew stated that Grimes was "a go getter" during high school and he knew Grimes would be suc-cessful in college."Im proud of that young man and I know he will be an asset as an Army Offi-cer," Burlew stated.HCHS graduate, JROTC cadet honored at FAMUCadet Christian Grimes, a graduate of Holmes County High School, rose in the ranks during a commissioned ceremony held Aug. 3. He is pictured with his mother, Terri Grimes Peters, during the recognition ceremony. [SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER] September3: Labor Day (Students and All Personnel Out/Paid Holiday for Teachers)October5: 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 NonInstructional Personnel out) 30: Classes ResumeNovember19-23: Students, Teachers and 10 Month Non-Instructional Personnel Out 22: Paid Holiday for Teachers 21-23: 12 Month Personnel outDecember21: End “ rst Semester Student Early Release Day/Professional Development 24-Jan. 4, 2019: Students, Teachers and 10 Month NonInstructional Personnel out 25: Paid Holiday for Teachers 24-Jan 1, 2019: 12 Month Personnel outJanuary 20197: Classes Resume for Students and all Personnel return to work 10: Report Cards Go Home 21: Students and All Personnel out/Paid Holiday for TeachersFebruary18: 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)April1: Classes ResumeMay20: 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 Non-Instructional Teacher Working Days2018 2019 HOLMES COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDARStaff reportBONIFAY Holmes County School Board recognized a group of students from the Ponce de Leon High chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.The nine members of FCCLA had competed in July at the FCCLA National Lead-ership Conference in Atlanta. FCCLA is a national student organization that focuses on the family and is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Career and Technical Education program in high schools.Some of the projects the chapter competed in included: collecting and donating items to patients at cancer treatment centers, raising money for the Ronald McDonald House in Pensac-ola, educating students about the dangers of smoking, and making a plan for starting a small business, a news release stated.When projects were com-pleted students prepared a display board or manual showing evidence of their project and then presented them to judges at the competition.All nine of the chapter members earned the top spots at state competition, earning them the right to represent Florida at national competi-tions, the release stated. Four teams competed with two teams earning gold and two teams earning silver medals.Superintendent Terry Mears presented certificates to students and congratulated them on their success during an Aug. 7 School Board meeting."Through these competitions students learn leadership skills, planning and time management and are afforded the opportunity to travel and network with other students from around the country," a spokesperson stated in the news release.School Board recognizes FCCLA chapterMembers of the Ponce de Leon High chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and students supporters are pictured with Holmes County Superintendent Terry Mears (fourth from left). The chapter recently competed and placed at an FCCLA state competition. [SPECIAL TO TIMES-ADVERTISER] Ponce de Leon students earn top honors at competition If you have a school activity or news event you'd like covered, please send information to: Already have photos or an article you'd like to share? 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** B4 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserIf you would like your Holmes County church listed here, please send information to: Due to space limitation, please only send regular church services. For special services, please send separate submission. Assembly of GodBonifay First Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located 116 Main Street in Bonifay. Faith Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Underwood Road behind Poplar Springs School. Lighthouse Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1201 South Waukesha Street in Bonifay. Live Oak Assembly of God Sunday School is Sunday at 10:00a.m.; with Morning Worship at 11 a.m. and Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2118 Live Oak Road in Bonifay. Mt. Olive Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 179-A off of Highway 2. New Smyrna Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located approximately one mile down Adolph Whitaker Road just off Highway 177 in Bonifay. Noma Assembly of God Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service and youth are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1062 Tindell Street in Bonifay. Northside Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1009 North Rangeline Street in Bonifay. Smith Chapel Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located 2549 Smith Chapel Road, just HOLMES COUNTY CHURCH LISTINGS FAITHIf you would like to include an event in this list, email information to: news@chipley Bonifay First United Methodist to host USDA Food Distribution BONIFAY … Bonifay First United Methodist Church will host a USDA Food Distribution at 9 30 a.m. at the church on the following Wednesdays: August 15, October 17 and December 19. This is for Holmes County residence only. The church is located at 202 N Oklahoma Street across from the courthouse. Klondyke Gospel Music Center to host concerts in August OZARK, ALABAMA … The following gospel music ministries will appear in concert during the month of August as indicated, at the Klondyke Gospel Music Center. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. Saturday, August 18,Resting Place from Cottonwood, Alabama; Saturday, August 28, Expectation from Kennedy, Alabama. The center is located half way between Newton, Alabama and Ozark, Alabama at 3885 Highway 123 South. For more information call Ron Jeffers at 334-797-9862. Mt. Pleasant to host womens conference WESTVILLE Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God will host the Rejuvenate Womens Conference at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 18.The event will be at Mt. Pleasant Assembly of God located at 1996 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Westville. The guest speaker will be Sister Erica Purvis. There will be door prizes and lunch will be provided after the service. For more information please contact Heather Craft at 850-849-7838. Otter Creek to hold Homecoming services PONCE DE LEON … Otter Creek Methodist Church will hold Homecoming services Sunday, August 19. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Bethany Baptist Church to hold sing BONIFAY … Bethany Baptist Church will hold a sing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 19. Music will be by The Thompsons. After service lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call Mylinda Raley at (850) 768-3272. Mt. Ararat to hold Pastor Appreciation Day CHIPLEY … Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church will hold Pastor Appreciation Day to celebrate 39 years with Pastor Reverend Doctor H.G. McCollough, Sunday, August 26. Reverend Randy McMillan and congregation of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Grand Ridge will conduct the service. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. with Sister Angeline M. Smith, Superintendent; Service will be at 11 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Sterling George and congregation of Rockyville Missionary Baptist Church of Rock Bluff. Junior Bishop Willie A. Potter and congregation of William Temple of Marianna will be in charge of the 3 p.m. service. The church is located at 133 Old Bonifay Road in Chipley. For more information call Doris Robinson at 850-638-4284. Harris Chapel to hold Homecoming services CARYVILLE … Harris Chapel will hold Homecoming services at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 2. Brother Ron French of All Heart Music will bring the special music. Dinner will be served of the grounds after the service. The chapel is located at 850 Church Street in Caryville. St. Lukes to host the Capital Chordsmen MARIANNA … St. Lukes Episcopal Church will host the Capital Chordsman at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 9. The Capital Chordsmen is a Barbershop Chorus. There will be a meet the artists reception to follow. Child care will be provided from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted for The Fine Arts Series. The church is located at 4362 Lafayette Street in Marianna. For more information call 850-482-2431.FAITH EVENTS See CHURCHES, B6


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 B5 OBITUARIESCharlotte SanchezTyler, of Daytona Beach, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on August 2, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. She was 96 years old and was a native of Bonifay, Florida. Charlotte was born on October 10, 1921 to the late Eustiza Perrier and Nemia Adusta (Thomas) Sanchez in Bonifay, Florida. She was of the Methodist Faith and grew up in the New Bethel A.ME. Church of Bonifay, Florida. Charlotte received her public education in the Holmes County School System. After high school she pursued her career in education and music, receiving a BS and a MA in Education and Music. She then moved to Daytona Beach, Florida where she resided for 33+ years until her demise. Charlotte was an avid teacher and a dynamic singer. She was married to the late, renowned saxophonist, James F. (Jimmy) Tyler. Together they traveled the world, playing, singing, and loving each other as only they could. She leaves to cherish her memories five (5) nieces: Amelia SanchezNorman, Claudia Sanchez-Clover, Shirley Johnson, Arthur Jean Johnson, and Gwendolyn Adkins; four (4) nephews: Adolphus Sanchez, Washington Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez, and Joseph Sanchez; along with a host of greatnieces & nephews, other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Charlottes Life was held at 1 PM CST, Thursday, August 9, 2018 from the sanctuary of the New Bethel A.M.E. Church of Bonifay, Florida with pastor, Rev. Claretta Smith Rev. Charles Flowers, and Rev. Dr. Andrew Davis, officiating. Committal Service followed in the Bonifay City Cemetery with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida, directing. The family received friends for visitation 1hr prior to services at the church on Thursday. Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.cooperfhchipley. com.CHARLOTTE SANCHEZ-TYLER Alvesta Oscar Creamer, age 65 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Alvesta was born on July 12, 1953 in Panama City, Florida to Archie and Lisha Sapp Creamer. He was a lifelong resident of the Florida Panhandle and was in the Logging Industry. He loved to fish, spend time with his family and grandchildren, and he was a member of Sand Hills Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lisha Creamer. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Bonnie Holley Creamer of Chipley, FL; his father: Archie Creamer of Southport, FL; five sons: Jeffrey Creamer (Faira) of Chipley, FL, Jason Creamer (Kelli) of Southport, FL, Jamie Creamer (Joy) of Southport, FL, Josh Creamer (Tammy) of Southport, FL, Nolan Creamer (Brittney) of Chipley, FL; one daughter: Jennifer Ledbetter of Southport, FL; three brothers: Bobby Creamer (Kelly) of Southport, FL, Robert Creamer (Jacqueline) of Southport, FL, Gwen Creamer (Sharon) of Southport, FL; two sisters: Patricia Morgan (Don) of Southport, FL, Sandra Chacon (Art) of Lynn Haven, FL; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10A.M. Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Sand Hills Assembly of God Church with Rev. Nixon Miller and Rev. Roger Dale Hagan officiating. Interment followed in Ferguson Cemetery in Chipley, Florida. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing. The family received friends for visitation from 6-8P.M. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Sand Hills Assembly of God Church, 14032 Highway 77, Panama City, Florida 32409.ALVESTA O. CREAMEROn July 19, 2018, Lizzie Ressie (Worley) Tower passed from this earthly life after a long illness. She remained heartbroken from the loss of her loving husband, Gordon Russell Tower, on December 6, 2017, until her death. Liz was born to Henry Elias Worley and Mary Ellen (Lolley) Worley on August 29, 1931, in Holmes County, Florida. Life on a small farm following the Depression wasnt easy, but she managed to graduate from Holmes County High School in Bonifay. That was just one of many proud moments in her life. After high school, she met an Army soldier from New Hampshire that was stationed at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. He turned out to be her soulmate and they were married on May 5, 1951, at the courthouse in Enterprise, Alabama. Their marriage lasted 66 years and 7 months until his death. While he was in the Army they lived in several states including Texas and South Carolina and eventually settled in Geneva, Alabama. There they raised their daughter and built a good life filled with love, family and friends. Early on she worked as a telephone operator and then later at several of the sewing factories in Geneva until her retirement. She loved traveling, good food, animals, flowers and most of all, her family and family get-togethers. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and sisters: Annie B. Kirkland & Clyde of Holmes County, Florida; Ollie Jordan & Rex of Geneva, Alabama; Lessie Wootton & Harold of Daleville, Alabama; Gladys Lollie & James of Southport, Florida; and one nephew, EJ Kirkland of Holmes County, Florida. Liz is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Tower) Sansom and son-inlaw, Mikey Sansom of Samson, Alabama. One brother, Homer Worley and wife, Joyce, of Graceville, Florida. Nieces: Juanita McDuffie; Patricia Peters; Rhonda Jordan; Brenda Strickland; and Amanda Howell. Nephews: Justin Jordan; Tim Worley; Shon Worley; and Chris Worley. Also, the families of her nieces and nephews. The viewing for family and friends was held Friday, July 27, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home in Geneva, Alabama. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Hwy 173, Holmes County, Florida with the Rev. Dale Worley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Warren Holloway Ward Funeral Home directing. Her family would like to thank Kindred Hospice and Brandon Pierce for her home care during the last few months. Warren~Holloway~Ward Funeral Home (334) 684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. "Continuing The Trust You've Placed In UsŽ To sign a guest register, please visit: www. whwfuneralhome.comLIZZIE R. TOWER Mildred Louise Noles Johnson, 90, a life-long resident of Bonifay, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Elba Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Elba, Alabama following a lengthy illness of Alzheimers disease. She was born on June 30, 1928. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Bonifay First United Methodist Church. She was a life-long homemaker and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and an excellent cook who took great pride in preparing delicious, nutritious meals for her immediate and extended family. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eyeŽ and her greatest joy was spending time with them and making their favorite dishes, including her special desserts. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Berness Johnson, father, Jessie Thomas Noles, mother, Annie R. Noles, and sister, Sadie N. Gordon. She is survived by her son, Wayne Johnson (Janis), daughter Anne J. Williams (Lee), 4 grandchildren, Chris Johnson, Brad Johnson, Justin Williams, and Rachel Lawson, and 3 greatgrandchildren, Shelby, Kristen, and Casey. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7, at 11:00 A.M., at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jean Tippit officiating. The family received friends and visitors at 10:30 A.M., prior to the service. Pallbearers were her three grandsons, nephews Greg Johnson and Larry Johnson, and Bill Lee. Burial followed in the Bonifay City Cemetery, directed by Sims Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bonifay First United Methodist Church, P. O Box 477, Bonifay, Florida 32425 or the Alzheimers Resource Center at P. O. Box 1170, Dothan, Alabama 36302. The Family expresses their heartfelt gratitude to Tracy Robinson for the care, attention, and love shown to Mrs. Johnson during the past 13 months of her extended illness.MILDRED L. JOHNSONKatherine Elizabeth Marbes, 95, of Marianna, formerly of Syracuse and Camilles NY, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at her home.Mrs. Marbes was born September 11, 1922 in Norfolk, VA. Her birth mother gave her to a local young lady who brought her home to GrandpaŽ Daniel Powers. Daniel raised her until he died when Katherine was ten years old. He introduced her to the Lord and read the bible to her every evening. Katherine loved him dearly and was heartbroken when he passed. She then lived in an orphanage until one of Grandpas children, AuntŽ Bert Powers King, sent for her. Katherine traveled by train to Syracuse, NY and lived with Aunt Bert until she met the only love of her life, George Kenneth KenŽ Marbes, and they were married.Katherine served the Lord all her life. She was the 1995 National Layperson of the Year for the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She first served the Lord in the orphanage where she led a bible study class for other young girls; she was only 12 at the time. At the age of 15 teaching a class of fifth grade boys. She continued to teach, directed youth groups, and eventually became the Sunday School Superintendent where, by developing a unique way to meet the needs of a changing church family, she tripled Sunday school attendance. After moving to Richmond, VA to be near her daughter, she served in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church there and continued to serve children in the Marianna First Baptist Church until she was in her 80s.She was preceded in death by her Grandpa Powers, her beloved husband of 50 years, George Kenneth Marbes, one grandson, Robert Burns and one great-grandson, Kristian Miller.She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Andrews and husband Merritt; Elaine Thompson and husband Russell; Roberta Griffith and husband Floyd; 11 grandchildren, Barbara Burns, Mike Miller (Michelle), Wendy McKroy, Richard Thompson, Stephanie Miller, Sara Grommes, Travis Miller (Danielle), Shane Miller (Rena), Sharon Salazar (Joe), Jason Miller, Amber Warren (Dillon) and step-grandson Cory Griffith. She is the great-grandmother to Christy Burns Morrison, Lindsey Burns, Akio Burns, Katelyn Miller, Paetyn Miller, Micha Pybus, Trou Miller, Madison, Miller, Riley Miller, Aiden Warren, Rowan Miller, Colby Miller, Alexis Price, Lily Warren, Bethany Allor, Kule Dederich and Collin Miller. Also survived by her Godchild, Donna Parks (Dick) and a very special friend who cared for her physically, mentally and spiritually in the last years as if she was his own mother, Gerome McNeal.Katherines home going celebration was held at 11 am, Friday, August 10, 2018 at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel with Dr. Bob Johnson, Pastor Kevin Yoder and Pastor Tom Gold officiating.The family received friends from 10 am Friday until funeral time at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel.Additional services will be held in Jordan, NY with Bush Funeral Home of Jordan, NY directing. Interment will follow in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens Cemetery in DeWill, NY In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Rivertown Community Church Missions Funds. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.james andsikesfuneralhomes. com.KATHERINE E. MABES CONTINUED ON B6Ricky Suggs, age 65, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born in Bonifay, Florida, on August 7, 1952, to Millidge and Minnie Belle Suggs. Ricky worked as a Department of Corrections Officer for the State of Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Vickie Anderson. Ricky is survived by his daughters: Amanda Suggs of Hartford, AL, and Megan Suggs of Vernon, FL; his brother, Millidge Suggs, Jr. of South Carolina; his sister, Marie Castell and husband Joe of Albany, GA; and one granddaughter. The funeral service were held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 6, 2018, at the Live Oak Baptist Church, with the visitation one hour prior to the service. Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements. Friends and family may sign the online register at www. SUGGS


** B6 Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Holmes County Times-AdvertiserRufus Daniel Curington III DanielŽ, a welder and resident of Lynn Haven, Florida was called home by the Lord on August 9, 2018 at the age of 35. Daniel was born in Panama City, Florida on May 14, 1983 to R.D. Curington and Rebecca Ward. He graduated from Haney Technical Center with a certification in Welding in 2017. On August 22, 2004, he began dating the love of his life, Heather Saas. On February 9, 2016 he welcomed his son Roman Daniel Curington, who was the apple of his eye and his entire world. Daniel was a devoted Father and Fianc. He will be deeply missed by his Fianc, Son, friends, family, and all who knew him. Daniel is survived by his Fianc Heather Saas, his Son Roman Curington, his Father R.D. Curington, his Mother, Rebecca Ward, Aunt Linda Kowcun, Sister Debra Evers, Brother Riki Gilley, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Ronald Curington, his paternal grandmother, Opal Gomez, his paternal grandfather Rufus Curington Sr., maternal grandmother, Lena Ward, maternal grandfather Alfred Ward, Uncle Luke Ward, and Uncle Bud Ward. Visitation for Family will be held at the Vernon Community Center on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm with visitation for friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with the funeral service to follow from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. David Dorado will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to his fianc and Son to help with funeral expenses and for Romans College fund.RUFUS D. CURINGTON III Wanda Jankowski, age 93, passed from this life Thursday, August 2, 2018. She was born in Poland on February 18, 1925 to Frank and Magdalana (Zynck) Zurek. Wanda moved her from Chicago in 1985 and was a member of the St. Theresa Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband; Frank Jankowski. Wanda is survived by her nieces and nephews; Wojciech Zurek, Matgorzata Zurek, Zbigniew Zurek, Eugene Nosal, Elaine Hale, Marlene Duncan, Karen Zurek, Irene Zurek, Kenneth Zurek, and Laurie Zurek. Mass service was held 2:00 P.M., August 7, 2018 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with interment following in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was held 1:00 P.M. and Rosary at 1:30 A.M. prior to the Service.WANDA JANKOWSKI OBITUARIES | CONTINUED FROM B5Janet Ruth Perry, 81, of Melbourne, FL, died Monday, August 06, 2018. Funeral services were held August 10, 2018.Interment followed at Bonifay Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home directing.JANET R. PERRY FAITHoff Highway 177-A. The Sanctuary Assembly of God Sunday Connection Life groups 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Free Community Breakfast “ rst and third Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. The church is located at 6688 South Highway 79 in Ebro. Westville First Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Service is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2513 Cypress Street in Westville. Winterville Assembly of God Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1897 Highway 177A in BonifayBaptistBethlehem Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1572 Highway 177 in Bonifay. Bethany Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1404 North Highway 79 in Bonifay. Bethel Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. Bonifay First Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 311 North Waukesha Street. Bonifay Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Kansas Avenue and Oklahoma Street. East Pittman Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. CHURCHESFrom Page B4 See CHURCHES, B7I have found over the years that my walk with the Lord has taken me so long to get to where I am... its a wonder that he hasnt washed his hands of me and moved on to another person. I discovered the Lord long before a could put a real name to him. When I was younger, there were often times that I would be confused and upset but in my weakness, I would feel the comfort of a great "Father." In my youthfulness and naivet, I didnt question it... I just accepted it. I would put a name to that comfort later on in a tiny little Southern church at a 4-way stop in rural Louisiana where my family would all gather. The wide graceful wooden pews of old, the simple dcor and the faithful that brought that building to life would make an impact on me that would take years to fully mature. Through the little kids classes where I learned crafts and simple Bible stories to the sermons that I sat through... trying hard not to wiggle or talk so I would get that church candy. The basic seeds of the gospel were planted. I remember a few preachers that blurred together in my memories but the farmer that baptized me was missing a finger and used to revel in telling us kids about the gory details. As I got older and started to glean some of the messages that were taught from the pulpit, I came away with one powerful message... you had to live in complete knowledge that you were saved. You had to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior or you wouldnt see the gates of Heaven. Maybe it was my faulty memories but I dont remember many other themes or topics in that little church. I remember really hot summer days, the occasional pinch from an aunt for nodding off, and the potato salad from the popular potlucks but not much else. I knew that I was saved. I knew as I grew older and starting adulting on my own that my salvation was secured... but I didnt know what came next. I was looking for more, deeper and it turns out that my heart was thirsty. My very soul was looking for food. It would be years before I really understood what I was seeking. I wanted to know the real Jesus. I wanted to learn from the stories in the Bible, even though when I read them myself... they seemed stifled and distance. My better half and I began the process of trying to find a church that would satisfy this need for more. We learned very quickly that churches are full of people, led by people and that people are fallible. We turned away from organized settings and began searching for lessons and teachings that could give us that insight we wanted. And if you seek him, he will find you. I was reading a lecture by a teaching preacher that was like a bucket of cold water to my face and my spirit... he noted that we are to remember that those called to teach us are not to be boastful or worshipped... but we are to look at them and their deeds as it points us to Christ. While I was looking for someone, something to lead me where I wanted to go, the way has been there all along. No preacher or pastor is going to give us what we need. They are simply people called to present the gospel, the Word and through deed and word, point us to Christ.I began to take the materials and the lessons, taking notes and working towards figuring out in laymans terms how each part pointed me towards Christ. The more I worked, the more I hunted... the more I wanted. One day I realized that I knew none of the "current" songs my kid was singing, because the stations on my radio were set to worship. The romance novels I once collected by the crates were gone and replaced by study guides and spirit food.My walk, faulty in the start, has turned into a run. Kalynn Brazeal is a conservative, Christian wife/ mom/country girl carrying around an MBA, several decades of business experience and a strong opinion. Now living in the remoteness of North Dakota, she continues to share her column on life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and cake. She can be reached by email at long walk with God K a l y n n B r a z e a l Kalynn Brazeal By Shayne LooperWords matter. They have power. The world operates by words. Yet, experts tell us that when someone speaks, we do not exactly hear words; we think them. The process is a complicated one. Speech, like every other sound we hear, causes the air to move in wavelike patterns, which we call soundwaves.Ž These waves of air are funneled through the outer ear and ear canal to the middle ear, vibrating a small drum of tissue that is about 8 millimeters by 10 millimeters in size. Its vibrations set in motion a chain reaction through three tiny bones, which in turn causes fluid in the spiralshaped cochlea to move. Hair cells in the cochlea transmit neural signals along the auditory nerve to the brain, where the signals are interpreted as words. And words matter. They have power. Years ago, my family was sitting in the car, waiting to cross the border into Canada. When we reached the border services officer, I was stroking my upper lip with my thumb and index finger. I had just shaved off my beard and it was the first time I had been mustache-less since 1975, and it felt odd. The officer thought I was fidgety and probably hiding something, so he told me to pull over and open the trunk. We were then ordered to wait inside the border office until our car had been inspected. I stopped at the counter to inform the officer there, then the five of us sat on metal-framed chairs against a wall and watched the people coming and going. Forty-five minutes later, we were still sitting there, and I wondered if wed been forgotten. I approached the counter again and said to the officer: Excuse me, but weve been waiting for about forty-five minutes.Ž She looked up and said apologetically, Im sorry, but were having to do a lot of strip searches today, so were running behind.Ž The soundwaves that vibrated my eardrum sent those tiny bones in my middle ear to work. The fluid in the cochlea washed over the hair cells and sent signals down the auditory nerve. In less than a second my brain pieced together the meaning of what I had heard, and the power of those words couldnt have been more obvious. They sent me back to the waiting chairs, where I sat down, shut my mouth, and meekly waited my turn. Words matter. They are powerful. Thats why the Apostle Paul ordered Jesus-followers to Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth.Ž Words can save a life or destroy it. As the ancient proverb puts it, The tongue has the power of life and death.Ž This is not something that we sufficiently appreciate. Hitler devastated Europe and killed 6 million Jews and nearly as many non-Jews. His weapon? Words. Armies marched, bombs fell, and people died at his word. The tongue also has the power of life. I entered pastoral ministry through something of a side door. I never wanted to be a pastor, but two years of church ministry was a denominational requirement for the overseas service for which my wife and I had trained. During those first two years, I didnt feel that my sermons were helping anyone. I doubted they were any good. Some college friends visited one Christmas. In my hearing, one of them told another that he thought I was among the best preachers he knew. The soundwaves did their work in my middle and inner ear, signals were transmitted along the auditory nerve to my brain, and the power of his words brought life. Nearly 40 years later, I still remember them. Had I not heard those words, I might not be in the pulpit today. Words have power, and Gods words are all-powerful. The biblical writer declares, By Gods word the heavens existed and the earth was formed.Ž Ours is a world of words, brought into being by words and operated by words. When Jesus, quoting Moses, said that People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God,Ž he was not spiritualizing. He was stating facts.A lesson we must learn: Words matter


** Holmes County Times-Advertiser | Wednesday, August 15, 2018 B7 8-3495 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HOLMES COUNTY FLORIDA File No. 2018 CP 000086 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF AARON JESSIE MCADAMS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Aaron Jessie McAdams, deceased, whose date of death was June 17, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 N Oklahoma St. 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 August 8, 2018 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ A.Wayne Williamson, Esquire Williamson Law Firm, LLC Florida Bar Number: 0115002 P.O. Box 1248, Santa Rosa Bch, FL 32459 Ph: (850) 685-3091 / Fax: (850) 546-6130 E-Mail: E-Mail: Personal Representative: Bridgett Gillman 2647 Enfinger Lane Ponce de Leon, Florida 32455 August 8, 15, 2018 8-3502 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 18-80 IN RE: ESTATE OF CAROLSUE COVINGTON Deceased NOTICE OF CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Carol Sue Covington, deceased whose date of death was February 16, 2018, is pending in the Circuit Court of 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 who 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 FIRSTPUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF ACOPY 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 STATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALLCLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILLBE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SETFOURTH ABOVE, ANYCLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 8, 2018. Attorney for Personal Representative Owen N. Powell Email address: Florida Bar No. 164486 Address: 2569 Breezy Lane Po Box 789 Bonifay, Fl 32425 Telephone: 850-547-5777 Personal Representative: Susan Noreen Curby A/K/A/ Susan Noreen Spencer Address: 2525 Panhandle Lane Bonifay, Florida 32425 August 8 and 15, 2018 8-3507 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FOURTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2017CA000198 U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. THE ESTATE OF KEITH A. LANGNER A/K/A KEITH ANDREW LANGNER, DECEASED;, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Publish in the Holmes County Times) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 25, 2018, entered in Civil Case No.: 2017CA000198 of the Circuit Court of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Holmes County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, and ANDREA M. LANGNER; HELEN W. FLOYD HAMILTON; KEVIN A. HAMILTON; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 N/K/A WALTER GUIFFOE; THE ESTATE OF KEITH A. LANGNER A/K/A KEITH ANDREW LANGNER, DECEASED; UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF KEITH A. LANGNER A/K/A KEITH ANDREW LANGNER, DECEASED.; REBEKAH AMBER LANGNER; SAILOR L. LANGNER, A MINOR CHILD IN THE CARE OF HIS MOTHER AND NATURAL GUARDIAN, ANDREA MICHELLE LANGNER; OLIVIA J. LANGNER, A MINOR CHILD IN THE CARE OF HER MOTHER AND NATURAL GUARDIAN, ANDREA MICHELLE LANGNER; are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Front Steps of the Holmes County Courthosue, 201 N. Oklahoma Street, Bonifay, FL 32425 at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of August,2018, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to FAITHWednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located mile north of Highway 2 on Highway 179. Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2156 Highway 179A in Westville Gully Springs Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2826 Highway 90 in Bonifay. Hickory Hill Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1656 Hickory Hill Road in Westville. Leonia Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located in northwest Holmes County. Mt. Zion Independent Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located on Highway 2 one mile west of Highway 79 in Esto. New Concord Free Will Baptist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on James Paulk Road off Highway 177. New Hope Baptist Church Sunday morning bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 179A. New Zion Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10:55 a.m. Evening Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 177A north of Highway 2. Noma Baptist Church Noma Baptist Church, Sunday School is at 9 a.m. Morning Worship is at 10 a.m. Evening Worship 5 p.m. Wednesday Services at 6 p.m. The church is located at 3471 E Kelly Avenue in Noma. Northside Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at the intersection of Highway 81 and Highway 90 in Ponce de Leon. Sandy Creek Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service is at 11 a.m. Church Training is at 5:30 p.m. Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1125 Line Road in Ponce de Leon. Shady Grove Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. The church is located at 1955 Highway 177A in Bonifay. Union Hill Baptist Church Sunday School is held at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Discipleship Training is at 5 p.m. Evening Worship is at 6 pm. Wednesday Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m. Choir at 7:45 p.m. The church is located at 2759 Union Hill Church Road. West Bonifay Baptist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6 p.m. The church is located at 609 West Indiana Avenue in Bonifay. CatholicBlessed Trinity Catholic Church Sunday Mass is at 9 a.m. Wednesday evening Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Adoration is the “ rst Friday at from noon to 3 p.m. Holy Hour is Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. The church is located at 2331 Highway 177A in Bonifay.EpiscopalNew Bethel AME Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 90 in Bonifay.HolinessSunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. The church is located at 2533 Rail Road Avenue across from the Post Of“ ce in Westville.LutheranGrace Lutheran Morning Worship is at 8:15 a.m. The church is located on Highway 90 East in Bonifay.MethodistBethlehem United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study is at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1622 Bethlehem Church Road. Bonifay First United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Youth Services are on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located two miles west of Millers Crossroads on Highway 2. Mt. Ida Congregational Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at just off Highway 2 in Holmes Countys New Hope Community. New Bethel AME Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 90 in Bonifay. Otter Creek United Methodist Church Morning Worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Wednesday service is at 6 p.m. The church is located four miles north of Ponce de Leon off Highway 81. Poplar Head United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. The church is located 1.5 miles north of Highway 2 on Highway 163. Red Hill United Methodist Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located on State Road 2 two miles west of State Road 79.OtherAmazing Grace Faith Fellowship Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. Evening Worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Service is a 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3253 Highway 2 a half mile west of Highway 79. Bonifay House of Prayer and Praise Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. After a brief break Morning Worship follows. The church is at 826 North Caryville Road. Bonifay Seventh Day Adventist Service is on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 604 Mathusek Street. Community Apostolic Lighthouse Sunday Morning service is at 10 a.m. Sunday Evening service is at 5 p.m. Thursday service is at 7 p.m. Located at 206 East Kansas Avenue in Bonifay Grace Fellowship Christian Church Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Bible Study is at 5 p.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 2249 Highway 179 in Bonifay. New Bayview Church of God of Prophecy Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Morning Worship is at 11 a.m. Evening worship is at 5 p.m. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. The church is located off Highway 2 on New Bayview Church Road. Pine Log Worship Center Sunday Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night Worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday night worship is as 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 1604 N. Highway 81 north of Prosperity. CHURCHESFrom Page B6


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Education and Experience: HighSchool diploma or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver’s License. A job description is available upon request. The City participates in the FloridaRetirement System (FRS). Mail or hand deliver application and/or resume to Chief of Police, City of Chipley, Chipley Police Department, 1430 Jackson Ave., P.O. Box1007, Chipley, Florida 32428. Deadline: Open until filled. EOE/Drug Free Workplace. wit: LOT 9 & 10, BLOCK B, CURRY SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 30, IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 4 NORTH, RANGE 17, WEST, HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ACCORDING TO SURVEY BY LOUIS WILLIAM KATHMAN, III. FL. CERT 2495, DATED 12/15/1998. A/K/A: 1662 HIGHWAY 90, PONCE DE LEON, FL., 32455 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. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on KYLE HUDSON CLERK OF THE COURT By: Jennifer Maples Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P .A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 August 8, 15, 2018 8-3513 Bid 18-08 Notice is hereby given that the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners will accept sealed bids until 3:00pm CST August 23, 2018 for Roofs on the Holmes County Jail, Agriculture center and Council on aging. Copies of bid provisions, bid forms, bid items and specifications may be obtained from the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners office at 107 E. Virginia Ave. Bonifay Fl. 32425, (850)547-1119, or they may be downloaded from our website at August 15 and 22, 2018 8-3516 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HOLMES COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 18-92 PR Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF BONNIE SUE STRICKLAND Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of BONNIE SUE STRICKLAND, deceased, File Number 18-92 PR, by the Circuit Court for Holmes County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 201 N. Oklahoma Street, Post Office Box 397, Bonifay FL 32425-0397; that the decedent’s date of death was February 1, 2018; that the total value of the estate is $61,058.83 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Paul D. Strickland, Jr. 1529 N Highway 79 Bonifay FL 32425 Robert W. Strickland 2428 Old Liberty School Rd Bonifay FL 32425 Larry T. Strickland 1534 Hickory Ave Tallahassee FL 32303 Patrick L. Strickland 979 Huntington Way Evans GA 30809 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 August 15, 2018. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: TIMOTHY H. WELLS Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0559806 Post Office Box 155 Bonifay FL 32425-0155 Telephone: (850) 547-3644 Fax: (850) 547-5555 E-Mail: t Secondary E-Mail: wellsmediation@gmail.comPe rson Giving Notice: PAUL D. STRICKLAND, JR. 1529 N Highway 79 Bonifay FL 32425 August 15 and 22, 2018 8-3512 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: Robin J. McLean Last Known Address of: 2091 Motley Ln Westville, FL 32464 Melanie W. Peck Last Known Address of: 118 Meadow Ln Bonifay, FL 32425 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. 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